Pogsurf is off for an eight day canal boat cruise, so blogging may be light until he resurfaces.
Enjoy the rest of the blogosphere until then.
Roger Moore 1927 – 2017
3 hours ago
I've started the petition "International Humanist and Ethical Union: Revoke the award you gave to Professor PZ Myers in 2011" and need your help to get it off the ground.
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:
petitions/international- humanist-and-ethical-union- revoke-the-award-you-gave-to- professor-pz-myers-in-2011
Here's why it's important:
Myers is a poor excuse for a humanist. He uses his blog, Pharungula, to smear, threaten and belittle those with whom he has ideological differences. The silencing tactics he uses are unbecoming of a professor, whose first duty is to foster rational debate.
Myers has used his blogs to host threats. This borders on criminal activity and is clearly ethically unsound. Myers is a rape apologist who uses the taboo of anal rape culture to taint his opponents and to belittle those who challenge his views.
The IHEU are so out of touch with this that in one early communication they wrote to me that:"... Myers himself is well-known for championing language-sensitivity ..."The IHEU should revoke their 2011 award to Myers, and make a public apology for their misguided behaviour for promoting as a humanist champion such a bullying and repulsive individual.
You can sign my petition by clicking here.
PS it is not very often I include my entire address book in a mailout, but this is one of those occassions.
BC Humanists 14:50 (15 hours ago)
Please remove us from your address book.
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It expressed the intent to work with “all elements of the secular community,” without any acknowledgement of the “elements” in this community who have been engaging in a persistent campaign of hatred, harassment, abuse, and threats of violence, rape, and death towards feminist women in this movement.Without wishing to minimise the suffering of anyone, it must be acknowledged that hatred, harassment and abuse are highly subjective, and so are going to prove much more difficult to catalogue. Threats of violence, rape or death are in themselves much more serious issues, and should in theory be simpler to catalogue.
|#thisisnotIslam #Recovery #Insight|
So yes, I’m fed up and I’ll be taking stronger action against these trolls and other assholes. But that does not in any way imply that I’m silencing disagreement…but that’s the message the trolls and assholes want to send out, to foment more harassment. [source]Humpty Dumpty is a biologist, so he should know that all human zygotes start growing from the asshole outward as the embryo starts to develop. There's no shame in being called an asshole because we've all got one and we should try use it ever day. 'Arsehole' is an entirely different matter. You'll get a punch in the face if you say that to someone in little ole Engerland. Best not to go round upsetting people unnecessarily, isn't it?
.@princeofsalerno @scynic1 I can only agree. But it was only a few tweets. I'd have looked at the facts if I was writing a piece.In this tweet, Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle and columnist/blogger with the Daily Express auto-didoxxes himself as a casual liar. This is strange for a journalist/editor to not understand the importance of never straying far from the path of truth. Beware ye who dare to take him up on it because a casual liar who is also Jewish will surely label you an anti-semite. Other casual liars are Nick Griffin of the BNP, and Sam Harris of new atheist fame.
— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) June 11, 2013
ALERT: what's the best way to let the admins of Freethought Blogs know about a possible impending DDoS/lame troll attack claims?
— Julia Poolia (@EIAtheism)June 10, 2013
Maybe the NSA can find all of @ggreenwald 's sock puppets... nyti.ms/17sTzeu
— Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) June 7, 2013
|Three blokes who know nothing about feminism|
Which branch of feminism endorses rape culture?This proved too difficult for many of the world's top feminists, including those meeting soon in Dublin, and other top thinkers who are members of Atheist Alliance International. Skep tickle skillfully provides the correct answer by combining an enquiring mind with a commitment to mentored background research:
@pogsurf Thanks, mom, for making me take Latin. =)I'd love to discuss feminism, if: all questions allowed, & no being told what I think
— Skep tickle (@Ellesun) June 11, 2013
No. Fuck off and never bother me again.Clearly this is an abusive e-mail sent from an asshat, or assclown as we call asshats which we find funny. Many blogs will simply doxx people who send abuse. Not Pogsurf. We have higher standards than that. We will pursue whomsoever sent the e-mail day and night, three hundred and sixty five days on a normal year, three hundred and sixty six on a leap, to the four corners of the earth, and until the end of time.
.@metaphoenix42 you wanted me to create material to harass you with? You must be mad.
— Martin Wiesner (@pogsurf) June 9, 2013
Maybe the NSA can find all of @ggreenwald 's sock puppets... nyti.ms/17sTzeuI read the article and replied:
— Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) June 7, 2013
@samharrisorg @ggreenwald nothing wrong with a bit of sock-puppeting, which is, er, not mentioned in the article. Some sort of grudge here?Sam Harris is another who is from the unsophisticated school of lying (I'm not accusing him of lying here - see following post for examples of the two schools). I first spotted this when he took glee at the thought that one day neuroscience will produce an infallible lie-detector. I don't think this will ever happen, as technology like this advances we will just devise more sophisticated ways to tell lies. I have also read the introduction to his book on lying (I'm too tight to buy the whole book).
— Martin Wiesner (@pogsurf) June 7, 2013
I’ve had the displeasure of encountering Gurdur on many a forum for at least 15 years. He’s always been a smug shit-stirring liar. Back when I was exploring various other atheist forums after iidb fractured, one of my criteria was no Gurdur…and when he inevitably showed up to levy smarmy “advice” on how to run things to the forum organizers, I knew they were about to die in acrimony and noise. Nasty little character.Myers labels Gurdur as a liar but offers no other reader the opportunity to check whether Gurdur has ever lied or not. Notice how Myers also uses the language of shunning. Gurdur is a "smug shit-stirring liar", he's "smarmy" and a "nasty little character". This is typical of those who believe in the unsophisticated school of lying, Myers is saying Gurdur is not like himself and should be avoided.
Woo, I have an article which I am currently drafting for publication elsewhere. If you'd like to get in touch so that I can send it to you, please see @Pogsurf on Twitter for my contact details.