May 30, 2015 Concert

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Johnny concert Frankie Moreno , May 30

 

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The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

Bestselling author Michael Shermer’s exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral

From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy.

In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism–scientific ways of thinking–have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

 

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Shermer also engages the conundrum of free will and responsibility. Though a thoroughgoing materialist, allowing no room for a soul to push our neurons around, he argues that we are volitional beings who must be held accountable for our actions. He explores the implications of this notion of culpability for justice, arguing that the criminal justice system must be reformed to reflect a rational and scientific understanding of human nature, in particular by adding restorative justice to a system that currently is based on retribution.

The themes of The Moral Arc are not just historical but in the headlines. The steadily unfolding revolution of gay marriage gives Shermer the opportunity to show how rights revolutions of many different kinds come about. Shermer devotes two chapters to showing that it is not religion that has been the driver of moral progress, but Enlightenment-inspired emphasis on science and reason. Gay rights and same-sex marriage have been opposed by most religions (the exception are the avowedly liberal religions); the expansion of the moral sphere to include homosexuals is a modern manifestation of the Enlightenment ideals of equal rights and equal treatment under the law.

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24 Responses to “May 30, 2015 Concert”

  1. Andrew June 4, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    #1. Amber is the only one with a visitors pass cause no one knows who the fuck she is. #2. Why show the book, because I don’t think those two know anything about morals. Unless of course Johnny is learning. Perhaps Amber should read it. #3. Could we please see Johnny look like himself!!!

    • Liz June 4, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

      #4. Johnny and Amber (the zombies) must take note: that other couple is what a happy married couple looks like. Or at the very least, that’s real human contact.

      • Andrew June 4, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

        Thank you I was waiting for that comment.

      • intohim June 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

        OUCH !

      • Adrienne June 5, 2015 at 12:40 am #

        Yeah, apparently the secret lies in not dumping your long term partner for a hot chick half your age.

  2. goawayjamber June 4, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    Wasn’t LR’s birthday diner on the 30th???

    • janismd June 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

      No it was the 27

    • sad for jd June 4, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

      LR ‘s birthday dinner was on may 29th…

  3. phonytexanbitch June 4, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    Oh I guess since no one actually believed Turdy was at the Moreno show (well, at least I didn’t believe it), she or her cronies had to make sure to supply the picture evidence. Thanks for that, just can’t have enough photo ops of A Turd.

  4. sad for jd June 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Couple of comments
    1. Doesn’t sound like Johnny spent allot of time with his children
    2. Perhaps something he could read to turdy while they are down under….not sure if they would get the point that they broke the law and should take responsibility for their actions. If they are so intelligent and educated, the Depp’s should comprehend why they quarantine animals.
    3. AH looks subdued…..she either on medication or what ever was said to her, she’s taking it to heart. No evidence of a chupacabra outbreak.
    4. Not sure what has changed but Johnny seems to have some control back…
    what’s next…I think this is at a T intersection …happily ever after or divorce.

  5. phonytexanbitch June 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    I’m fucking PISSED!!! Almost as pissed as I was when Depp paraded his kids out in the Japan airport.
    I just watched those clips of Depp greeting the good people of Oz and first I have to say that that was the absolutely WORST Jack Sparrow I have ever heard. Compared to the original brilliant creation, that sucked shit. Not focused, he doesn’t give a shit. And then on top of it he mentions Turdy while trying to be in character!!! Won’t be going to see THAT one either!!!! I may never be able to hear CJS voice again.
    Message to Mr. Johnny Depp:
    Please stop pushing your no talent, bimbo, arm candy Chupacabra on the rest of the world’s population. Those people who are saying they like her/like you and her together are all sucking up to your face and in the mean time they are making book on the following topics: how long will the marriage last, how long until she’s back to women, how much will she get when she dumps his ass and how long before Depp is six feet under? Those of us here see her for the complete home wrecking, fame whore and gold digger that she is. We are not jealous of her, shes; just a waste of space and air. We can’t see a single redeeming quality in her. Maybe if she did something extraordinary, like save a family with little children and pets from a burning apartment building, where she would have had to rush through the fire and her hair was singed. But if you try to push that on us, there BETTER be pictures and they better look fucking real. Pictures or it didn’t happen, because the general public is tired of being lied to and that’s why the US is getting sick and tired of hearing around the two of you and all the fucking lies. But if you and your PR want the TRUTH, you can come here, this is what people are really thinking. In fact, I’m pretty sure that those Depp sites where everyone is speaking in glowing terms because they are not allowed to speak badly, have many members that read and contribute here because here they can say what is on their mind.
    Sincerely,
    A Once Devoted Fan from Your Early Years
    (now just watching how all of your life and work has become a train wreck)

    • Andrew June 4, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

      Where is that video link?

      • Liz June 4, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

        I believe this is what PTB is referring too…
        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3110700/Johnny-Depp-cosies-lucky-female-fan-gushes-Australia-not-making-joke-dog-smuggling-fiasco.html

        But I say HURRAY!!

        Obviously Johnny (or his people) has been here and read my earlier posting……”Seriously Depp, if you need a rescue, send a message… perhaps spend several more hours hanging around with fans, avoiding home, wave, smile and actually appear happy! Oh and wear your red bandana!”

        Sure, sure I was expecting to see him in regular clothes with his red bandana but hey, clearly the guy had no time to change!

        So, grab your passports and Chupa defense kits, we’re going down under folks! Johnny is clearly sending his SOS! His drunken message slowly sneaking out between Jack Sparrow ramblings because clearly that’s the only way he can communicate with us safely…. “I’m going to move in with the mayor…” (oh wait, better mention Amber in case she sees this) “probably live in the garage for a while, find a spot.”

        Translation: “Help! Help! Someone get me out of here and I need a place to stay!”

        It’s OK Johnny, we hear you loud and clear… packing my bags now and I’ve got Chupacapra sedation darts and taser on hand!

        • Andrew June 4, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

          Go get Kate Van WinFenn she’s an expert with a taser.

      • phonytexanbitch June 5, 2015 at 8:14 am #

        Thanks Liz for adding the video. I guess it is everyone’s right to see it, I was just trying to save everyone. (but actually I just forgot to post it because I was seething, sorry). 🙂

      • phonytexanbitch June 5, 2015 at 11:58 am #

        And actually, you can’t see him in the video but with Johnny is Mark (or is it Mike)Singer, whoever, he’s the Disney publicist. He’s there, which proves this isn’t just Depp being a nice guy to his fans, this has all been highly calculated. And it’s possible that much like Turdy on the red carpet in Japan, he is being told to mention her. I’m back to wondering if this is all Disney’s PR trying to keep Depp looking like a family man. But why the fuck use A Turd for this when he has a family and being seen with his own children is what will make people see him as a family man. YES, WITH HIS CHILDREN but not USING his children to sell Turdy. There’s a huge difference. These PR people are fucking stupid and the lot of them should be fired. They didn’t even test public opinion, they just threw Turdy at us and are now trying to sell her.
        Gotta go back to those earlier photos where Johnny is as far away from Turdy as he can get in a moving vehicle. Not a man in love and not a man wanting to commit to a woman. All of those photos happened after an end was suspected. I think it did end and Disney said, “oh, no he can’t be single. He’s got to be a family man.” That’s why the staged ceremony had to happen when it did, right before he filmed. We know this was not a man in love just one week before the ceremony. His anger and hatred of her was so strong, that he couldn’t contain it during the red carpet interviews and he snapped at her. If her truly loved her, he would have been able to keep it in check, we would never have seen it. Plus, he obviously didn’t want her on the carpet with him as he came off the escalator and directed her to go somewhere else. She doesn’t listen to him. And someone here posted the video clips from London, he looks at Robin Baum and says “Now”, which is the signal that Turdy is to leave. He kisses her hand to make a big show and Turdy walks away and glares at him. That was planned, he doen’t want her there.

        • Andrew June 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

          Would do some good to really think about the above post. Actions speak louder than words. Hardly a jealous man over AMBER HEARD.

    • Liz June 4, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

      Yes he obviously could not decide between in or out of character… I’m going with… drunk and exhausted. Someone there commented somewhere (can’t remember) that he made a comment “he hadn’t slept.” Not a good sign.

      My guess is he’s afraid to close both eyes with Chupa around… it’s ok Johnny lock yourself in the bathroom, we’ll be there soon! 😉

  6. Liz June 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm #

    Ok, Ok so he didn’t wear a red bandana but he’s carrying a red Dr. Pepper. LOL http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M1jYUz1zTLjNxT/10559039.0/org/p/P5_2015Jun04_022.jpg

    and come on, does this picture not say “someone get me out of here!”

    hopefully those work

  7. Adrienne June 5, 2015 at 12:55 am #

    Haha, ‘science, reason, and moral’, three concepts orthogonal to Amber Heard.

    ‘Shermer also engages the conundrum of free will and responsibility. Though a thoroughgoing materialist, allowing no room for a soul to push our neurons around, he argues that we are volitional beings who must be held accountable for our actions. He explores the implications of this notion of culpability for justice, arguing that the criminal justice system must be reformed to reflect a rational and scientific understanding of human nature, in particular by adding restorative justice to a system that currently is based on retribution.’

    Maybe JD is preparing his case, I’m only afraid that this rather modern understanding of ‘free will’ will not impress the traditional law system in OZ.

  8. intohim June 5, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    In the video, what was the last thing he said, before saying “ooops” ? I didn’t catch it …was a little garbled.

    • intohim June 5, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

      I got it. Thanks, anyway.

  9. Minnie1 June 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    When he is he finished filming? I’m assuming Chupa will want to be front and center at the Magic Mike premier later this month???

  10. sad for jd June 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    I don’t think the mayor wants johnny and turdy living in their garage….they will have to disinfect it for chupacabra feces.
    Liz, I will head down to Brisbane with you …I have a few friends we can stay with….do you have all your shots we can be attack by a chupacabra.
    BTW, Jerry seems to be in a jovial mood lately. ..hummmm

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