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schadenfreude
ˈʃɑːd(ə)nˌfrɔɪdə,German ˈʃɑːdənˌfrɔydə/
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pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.
The Ashley Madison hack will have a serious effect on churches. According to Ed Stetzer, as many as 400 pastors, deacons, elders and church staff members may resign this Sunday after their names surfaced on the list of users revealed in the Ashley Madison hack. In a post on his Christianity Today blog, The Exchange, Stetzer said the number is based on “conversations with leaders from several denominations in the U.S. and Canada,” adding, “To be...
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I'll be honest, we don't know all the denominations yet right? Some of these people may have worked or lead "liberal" churches that were open to things like the Theory of Evolution, and accepting gay marriage, and gay clergy. They'll ask for forgiveness, or confess their sins like Jimmy Swaggart. Some will be, some won't.

....but Ashley Madison may be in bigger trouble. It seems that data mining the hack, very few female accounts were a one shot curiosity thing, while a majority of them were fraudulent or completely fake.

Guys were getting scammed for fees that seemed to provide no actual service as advertised. Not even close.

....so I can't really say complete schadenfreude, but the thought is definitely there.
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His reaction when he finally breaks the glass is priceless 
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<There’s absolutely no claim here that such handouts are a legitimate government function. It’s a bribe, plain, simple and naked: vote for us and we’ll give you money. Lots of it... And as I’ve said before, if you’re going to get socialism, at least get it from honest socialists. But of course it’s not meant to be taken seriously. It’s just the nudge and wink that accompanies the envelope full of cash. And that corrosive dishonesty is the real sticking point for me.>

There is an apocryphal quote (attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler) that democracies only exist "until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury." Canadian voters can recognise a bribe when they see one, right?
It was bad enough for them to subsidize my children at other people’s expense through the enriched Universal Child Care Benefit. But my patio?
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+John P. Another way to look at this is he is stabbing himself to end the agony of losing. 😊☺
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Tesla's robotic snake automatically moves out from the wall and plugs itself in to charge your car. Musk told us this was coming late last year. Here it is. 

#tesla   #robotics  
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The biological origins of morality as the foundation of the next way to think about humanity.

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Personally, I find the perspective of atheist philosophers Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer persuasive. They suggest that many of our evolutionarily derived moral intuitions are faulty and are not to be trusted. Evolution favours the passing on of our genes, so it would be expected to favour moral intuitions that encourage our personal survival and the survival of those near and dear to us. This is exactly what we find through most of human history where people care about their own interests and the interests of their communities but care little about the interests of others.

But through history our circle of moral concern has steadily expanded, first to our countrymen and to our co-religionists, then to our race. Now many people care for people on the other side of the world who they will never meet. Even stranger, many people care about the welfare of non-human animals and actively campaign against things like factory farming. This makes no sense when interpreted in purely evolutionary terms because these concerns do nothing to aid the passing on of our genes, or promote the survival of those near to us.

Lazari-Radek and Singer suggest that it is our capacity to reason, when combined with our capacity for empathy, that has resulted in this moral progress - the expanding circle of moral concern. Paradoxically, our evolutionarily advantageous capacity to reason has resulted in us discovering moral obligations that have nothing to do with promoting the welfare of our selfish genes. 
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Stephen Harper's War Against Democracy

[from the article] His relationship to the press is one of outright hostility. At his notoriously brief news conferences, his handlers vet every journalist, picking and choosing who can ask questions. In the usual give-and-take between press and politicians, the hurly-burly of any healthy democracy, he has simply removed the give.

Mr. Harper’s war against science has been even more damaging to the capacity of Canadians to know what their government is doing. The prime minister’s base of support is Alberta, a western province financially dependent on the oil industry, and he has been dedicated to protecting petrochemical companies from having their feelings hurt by any inconvenient research.

In 2012, he tried to defund government research centers in the High Arctic, and placed Canadian environmental scientists under gag orders. That year, National Research Council members were barred from discussing their work on snowfall with the media. Scientists for the governmental agency Environment Canada, under threat of losing their jobs, have been banned from discussing their research without political approval. Mentions of federal climate change research in the Canadian press have dropped 80 percent. The union that represents federal scientists and other professionals has, for the first time in its history, abandoned neutrality to campaign against Mr. Harper.
The tenure of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has seen the slow-motion erosion of the country’s reputation for open, responsible government.
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Your Lawyer might soon be using an AI-powered APP for legal help

The app is yet another example of the ways machine learning is infiltrating our everyday lives. These days, it’s not just AI algorithms themselves that have improved, but the ability to deliver them across the Internet that has made so many new applications possible. Just this week, a toy startup called Elemental Path started taking preorders for the CogniToy dinosaur bot, which also taps into IBM Watson for its brains. SRI International, the Silicon Valley incubator where Apple’s Siri digital assistant was born, recently announced a voice-recognition add-on for mobile banking apps that lets customers ask questions about their accounts. Ross is another incarnation of the trend.
Using the same IBM tech that let a computer beat humans at Jeopardy, a new tool could put an end to legal gruntwork.
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