Another loose Friday night episode, and it was very fun. We open the the show with Matt talking about a deadly encounter with an 18th Century British Loyalist; an encounter in which Matt made two shillings.

On to the growing Social Justice Warrior influence on Social Media as Twitter prepared to bring on SJW/Feminist nutjob to enforce fairness and comfort for society’s weakest elements. The first half of the show is capped off by a controversial first-hand account of a World War II orgy that took place right before D-DAY… .

In the second half of the show we do This Day In History with callers, Max @ancaporado, @moonlit-altar , and Teddy K. Frank reminisces about a classic trip to Myrtle Beach, in 2006, which ended up becoming so much more of an obstacle than it was a vacation.

Max helps us close out the extended show with some new scientific developments which lends to the hope that interstellar travel is not only possible, but on the horizon!

Watch the entire episode here:
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This high schooler was called to the principal for her views on Palestine — and live-tweeted the whole thing

On Wednesday, Bethany Koval an Israeli-Jewish student at Fair Lawn High School in New Jersey, said she was sent to the principal’s office after a classmate saw her tweets about Gaza bombings, and spread word of Koval’s pro-Palestine stance around the school. Koval argued she wasn’t doing anything wrong, but in a recording, the principal said, “There’s a state law that might interpret it differently.”

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Did We Forget Our 1st Amendment Rights?

Just because someone is a backwoods racist, that does not mean it is illegal.  That is the double-edged sword of freedom.  You take the good with the bad.  You take people who think leggings are pants and the people who wear Christian louboutins.  You take the people who love the Dickies and the people who think Green Day is actual punk music.  The good and the bad.

And just because someone says something offensive to you does not mean it is illegal.  It is not illegal to be offensive!  Offensiveness is completely subjective.

A fantastic rant on political correctness in our culture today.

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Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech? | Decoded | MTV News

We’ve been hearing a lot about “PC Culture” from the conservative media and  presidential candidates lately, and the consensus seems to be that all of this  political correctness is stifling our right to freedom of speech. But when has  speaking out against discrimination and hate ever stripped someone else of their  ability to voice their opinion? You still have the freedom to say whatever you want, and the “PC Police” still have the right to tell you how wrong you are.

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Bahar Mustafa Should Never Have Been Arrested
Yes, I smirked at the irony. But we do ourselves no favours by pretending that “kill all white men” is a literal incitement to violence.

Bahar Mustafa is a fucking cunt. That’s all there is to it. However, her being arrested for tweeting #killallwhitemen is a travesty and we must stand up against it. Free speech is being challenged by such things and they WILL come for us next if we don’t show solidarity, even with our own enemies, to support a human right and privilege that all should be given.

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Social media surveillance could have a devastating impact on free speech

In recent months, investigations found law enforcement divisions in U.S. cities may have used social media to monitor Black Lives Matter. While this kind of monitoring may not violate any privacy laws given the public nature of social media, the practice raises troubling questions about why law enforcement is targeting individuals who are engaging in constitutionally protected activities and how a technology that empowers citizens to exercise their freedom of speech may also be used to undermine it.

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UNC professor to the political correctness mob: “Get out of my class and leave America”

It’s a comforting thing to know that there are still a handful of professors like Mike Williams out there in our nation’s public universities. Williams is a professor of sociology and criminology at UNC-Wilmington, and he published a portion of his opening lecture to his students, especially those who believe that they have a “right not to be offended.” It’s as hilarious as it is timely.

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UN Wants To Censor Internet To Save Feminists' Feelings
The UN is hung up on "cyber violence against women," a Kafkaesque term that is apparently shorthand for "women being criticised on the internet."

Is this a fucking joke? No… Unfortunately, it isn’t.

The UN is looking into ways of CENSORING the entire internet, because Anita Sarkeesian can’t step away from her computer screen for an hour, and stop looking at all her “Harassers and abusers” (Non-Professional-Victim Translation: Criticism).

I won’t downplay the fact that Anita does, indeed, get threats on her life. But let’s be real. IF you were gonna kill someone, you wouldn’t tell them first. You don’t set an enemy outpost on alert BEFORE you infiltrate. The death threats are empty, and she’s stupid for thinking otherwise.

Meanwhile, things like the Syrian Refugee Crisis are put on the backburner, so we can help protect feminist feelings. How about that female privilege?

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40 Percent of Millennials Are Okay With the Government Banning Offensive Speech
This could help explain what's going on on campuses.

Part of the recent controversy (and media hysteria) over campus activism has centered around the question of free speech. While protesters at Wesleyan, Yale, and Amherst, for example, have argued that their concerns run much deeper than any one incident, in all three cases some activists were undeniably galvanized and mobilized by specific pieces of writing — a column, an email, and a flyer, respectively. In all three cases, they expressed outrage at the conservative viewpoints expressed and demanded that the authors of the materials be punished in some way (or, in the case of Amherst, where the flyers were anonymous, first found out and then punished).

Even to those who are sympathetic to the activists’ other arguments (which largely center on the complicated racial dynamics at play on college campuses, as well as the broader issues highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement), it’s been a bit strange and unsettling to watch college students demand other college students or administrators be punished for expressing differing political views that, while offensive to some, simply aren’t that far out there.

A new analysis of Pew data offers an interesting, albeit partial, answer — many millennials are openly supportive of the idea of government regulating offensive speech:

Finally, there’s the issue of international comparisons: