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Month: September 2016

How Influence by Robert Cialdini Explains the Race Card’s Effectiveness

Book cover for Influence by Robert Cialdini

While reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini, I had an epiphany. For the last decade or more, the political left has been able to dismiss much of the right’s arguments simply by calling them “racist.” (Also applies to sexist, homophobe, et al.) This has always been known to be a disingenuous argument, but it …

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Why Kratom Must Remain Legal, and How You Can Help (#IAmKratom)

A scoop of kratom powder

Kratom is an herb used for a variety of purposes, including the treatment of chronic pain, addictions, and anxiety. The Drug Enforcement Agency has announced that compounds in kratom (Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine) will be listed as Schedule I substances as of September 30th, 2016. They will be illegal to possess, sell, and use. Schedule I substances are defined …

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Un/Convention: A Media Documentary by Mike Cernovich

Un/Convention is Mike Cernovich’s first documentary created in tandem with filmmaker Loren Feldman. Cernovich is the creator of the website Danger and Play, and the books Gorilla Mindset and MAGA Mindset. In this twelve minute documentary, he brings attention to discrepancies in the media’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. He provides video evidence of media bias, a …

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