My GOOGLE “Talks at GOOGLE” Talk (Please Watch)

Two weeks ago I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to give a "Talks at Google" at Google's building in Cambridge MA. I spoke on my spiritual journey out of the religious right to sanity and my book, WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace . Then GOOGLE gave a copy to every employee who attended the talk.The talk (like all "Talks at Google") was streamed to all the other Google offices worldwide. Now they just put it up on YouT … [Read more...]

Why I Am All For Drones (Hint: I can spy on my neighbor’s wife through her bathroom skylight!)

 I’ve always wanted to spy on my neighbors. Now I can. When drones piloted from "over the horizon" become as ubiquitous as iPads and smartphones and as idiot-proof as using email, then not only Google will be able to look into my neighbor’s back yard. I’ll be able to video them through their bathroom skylight instead of just fantasizing about my neighbor’s wife.Amazon wants to use drones to deliver stuff to us. So the skies will be full.No one will notice one more drone out of mi … [Read more...]

Why Are Muslim Countries and the Southern Evangelical USA Bible Belt the #1 PORN Users?

The Muslim country (Pakistan), which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block "offensive" and "blasphemous" material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material. Meanwhile IN THE USA- the Southern Bible Belt (Garter Belt?) is the #1 PORN  user in the USA. Birds of a feather..?...According to Google surveys and Gallup Polls, Southern evangelicals in the USA and conservative Muslims--in places like Pakistan and Iran and Saudi Arabia --stand united in th … [Read more...]

The “Bible Belt” is the Porn Belt: Surprised?

The Bible Belt is the Porn Belt. According to a new study, the more you say you literally believe in the Bible, the more you watch porn. At least that's the inevitable fact-based conclusion drawn from the biggest study of internet Google porn searches by region. Here's some excerpts from a brilliant article by Valerie Tarico first published in Alternet that proves the point. (Reprinted by permission.)Smut in Jesusland: "The honest truth is that we all have our failings, Christian or not, li … [Read more...]

My Huffington LIVE Interview About Google/Facebook and Human Trafficking

Facebook and Google are the human trafficking highway. They have allowed their sites to be used for promoting the modern slave trade. Here's my Huff Post LIVE segment on this issue. It's time to shame Google and Facebook into doing more than promising they'll do something.  Please watch. HERE   … [Read more...]

Computers, Children and You

Tech companies are targeting children from birth. Long before children can encounter the silences and subtleties the world offers we are handing them to the tech gods by accepting the message that mediated reality is good for children. Industry opinion on the issue of exposing children to a media/tech "reality" should carry about the same weight as studies by the oil conglomerates “proving” that there’s no such thing as global warming.For now it’s up to parents and grandparents to do what is … [Read more...]

Google, Microsoft and Facebook Are More of a Threat to Privacy Than the US Government

It’s amazing that there are naive people who worry about government intrusion into our privacy when we already gave away our civil rights to the billionaires in Silicon Valley. The NSA is taking note of our calls and emails, but anyone – me included! -- who uses the internet and social media has already sold out our privacy rights to the trillion dollar multinational companies now dominating our lives and – literally – buying and selling us.The NSA isn’t our biggest worry when it comes to who … [Read more...]

Facebook and Google Must Do Far More to Stop the Slave Trade

I was speaking at a conference on how to end human trafficking. Every single speaker there -- from FBI agents, to Pentagon military people, to professors studying the issue and survivors running shelters for former slaves -- pointed out that until Facebook and Google are willing to do far more to stop the slave traders nothing can be done on a big scale to end the traffic in human beings.The fight to end human trafficking should unite all sides in our culture wars. Why hasn't it? Sure, … [Read more...]


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