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This week on Middle Theory, a recent TODAY show appearance has placed former president Bill Clinton at the heart of the #MeToo debate.
As we’re kicking things off on this week’s program, we start off with questions about recent scientific studies that argue there are far greater health concerns associated with alcohol consumption. How does this compare with similar studies that have gone back and forth on the health benefits–or concerns–associated with coffee consumption? And when it comes to great debates in modern science, we can’t help but touch on a now-famous appearance Bill Nye made on Tucker Carlson’s show, where the two awkwardly debated the current consensus on climate science.
Elsewhere, Elon Musk has been arguing that we need a new website to help discern truth… and he has a funny idea about what it should be called. Add it to the other unusual ideas Elon has proposed in recent years. We also touch on a controversial Supreme Court decision which ruled in favor of a Colorado bakery that chose not to serve two gay men, based on the idea that the bakery was also discriminated against on the grounds of their religious views.
Then getting to the MID, we look at how Bill Clinton and author James Patterson’s recent book tour kicked off with an unexpected bang, after TODAY correspondent Craig Melvin asked Clinton questions in relation to a two-decade-old Whitehouse scandal involving then-intern Monica Lewinsky. When asked about this in relation to the modern “Me Too” movement, Clinton seemed rather agitated and spoke the following day with comedian Stephen Colbert about being “mad at himself” after the interview aired. What the implications for this in the broader cultural context?
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Finally, here are links to stories addressed on this week’s program:
- I DRINK, THEREFORE I AM: Non-drinkers more likely to miss work than moderate drinkers, study says
- I MUSK KNOW THE TRUTH: Elon Musk may actually be making a website to rate journalists for credibility and ‘core truth’
- CAKE COURT: The Supreme Court rules in favor of Colorado bakery owner
- I BEG YOUR PARDON: Trump: ‘I have the absolute right to pardon myself’
- IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO TRY: Trump signs ‘right-to-try’ allowing gravely ill patients to bypass FDA for experimental medicines
- THE MID: ME TOO, WILLY
- WRAP UP: I HATE CALIFORNIA NAZIS: Google is listing Nazism as the first ideology of the California Republican party
- HARRIS AND THE HENDERSONS: “The only thing to do with the “intellectual dark web” is laugh at it”
Me and you man we…uh oh “slap” slapping myself repeatedly almost sold my soul to try and make an imaginary friend “whew”
Well “I” am a huge fan of philosophy so I have found anything called philosophy stinks, these people are the reason, or the smell, take your choice of orifice to ingest them or don’t I wouldn’t…
These people are why people say philosophy is dead…
they must be the darkest web out there… Enunciations and Jargons
Enunciations and Jargons the new game from Milken Family…
I’m a Intellectual Drow wizard with 20 charisma 20 wisdom 20 intelligence but 0 constitution, strength and dexterity…
I’m a halfling name dropping thief…
I’m that chaotic bard guy digging around dumpsters to find someone to talk about who don’t talk back…in some stink ridden alley screaming for philosophical injections…
This is nicely show cased on the documentary The Life Examined which has a one to two star rating on IMDB so their is a god, on IMDB at least…
I watched this film…I don’t know why…all film is philosophy…why waste your imagination on fake reality? In movies people don’t act they react to simulate reality and according to the situation play it as if it were so, with documentaries people act, they act more unreal than they do in a fictional movie with cartoon characters cause no one yells cut and tells them to play it real…
what this film proves is self appointed philosophers and intellectuals think philosophy is waving your arms around erratic, dressing like a weirdo, and name dropping consistently…Socrates said this so Kant meant that… to drinking cool aid with tea totaling binge readers looking for the answer to the here after from people in words on pages that ain’t been there yet…
Now I consider myself mildly literate and with a side of an active mind and at the least I try, I can understand Micah, Degrassy, Mcnon, hieroglyphics, a Mexican man who pointed to exactly what he wanted, E.T., Mulholland Drive & Eraser Head, some bone script, glyphs, artwork, graffiti, gang slang, but… I don’t know about ya’ll but I don’t understand one sentence that comes out of these philosophmorons, their dark web def jam slam poetry ranting isn’t philosophy it is a phil- atrocity :P…philosophy is Micah Hanks meeting a man in a bar and having a drink over differences…Just like the Occult makes symbolism look corny these guys make philosophy look like a dead guy with a pettily team of wind bags taking turns blowing air in it’s mouth to push out it’s ass…How long can they survive on it’s soul dairy airs?
philosophy is everything but the intellectual philosophy…to talk about is to keep from just living it…shut up and live it…
Sync I just looked at this…B.O.B.? (Bring Own Brain) (Borrow Our Brain) what about MGTOW?
The reason, as I have rudely I must say, demonstrated to you beautiful fine gentile men…that people like B>O>B on b.o.b. used to date B>O.B. think Earth was flat is fairy tales demonstrate etymology…earth is a planet, from plane, looking into etymology at pele, you see words like flat, fill, full, fish and if you have been doing this as I have you see why the Earth was flat(meaning ground floor) and Jesus filled bellies with fish…and it all ties back to the shield and shell… the field
shhhh…in winter always whisper…like the king of diamonds…
I can’t believe the mask from point break became president…what next the mask from Halloween starts doing phone commercials…
man dials phone to the tune of Michael Myers…doot…doot…doot…