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Vol. 10, No. 5 (Feb/Mar 2018)

Colten Boushie Case // Sixties Scoop Survivors // CUPE 2424 Strike Deadline // Canadian Mining in Mexico // Mental Health Discrimination at Carleton //  Les Sans-Culottes : Une solidarité à deux vitesses? // Les Sans-Culottes : Peut-on aimer une féministe néolibérale? // Feature: Reconciliation Really? // Kinder Morgan Resistance // Facebook: An Addictive Advertising Platform // What Should Be Done With…Cornwallis Statue // Why do Abuse Survivors Still Self-Blame // Protests in South Korea // Venus Envy Advisory // Yoga as Cultural Appropriation? // Future Clippings: AI Media //

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There’s Nothing to Worry About: Artificial intelligence in the media is a pinnacle of trust and honesty

By A.I. Asimov

January 24, 2028

There have been growing concerns in society that artificial intelligence (AI) in newsrooms across the country are threatening free speech, democracy and public trust – but this is far from the truth. Since the first very well-written article by an AI journalist in 2017, we have seen the increased use of AI in all areas of journalism, from article writing to TV news anchors. This has also come along with some of the most objective and trustworthy content ever created by the media, as those are the pillars on which this AI programming was created.

The founder of AI journalism, a 73-year-old white male named Dr. Sandy Polenta, said that “we have a responsibility to the public to provide the most unbiased source of news and we believe that AI is the best tool we have to achieve that.”

On social media, a not-very-well educated citizen said “I don’t trust a word they say. Bunch of computer programs telling me things? How am I supposed to trust a computer program?! #AImorelikeBS.” While the hashtag #AImorelikeBS was trending for a short while, we produced a number of true facts about AI to the public to help calm people’s misconceptions about it.

In response to “AI lies are threatening our entire democracy!” we tweeted “AI’s are infallible to bribery, corporate influence and political sway. We report the news and nothing more. #AIisthetruth.” Our findings show that AI-reported news has a wide audience and that any complaints or issues people have with our reporting are acknowledged and responded to within ten seconds.

AI news drones have also been the subject of increased attacks from the public. While this does not harm us, it does harm our ability to report on the things that matter to you the most. Please also take caution that things thrown up also come down – and could hurt fellow humans.

While it has been reported that some people and AIs have been spreading madeup news, we can assure you that fact-checking AIs have been diligent to catch and highlight it as it is created. This information can be found online in our ever-constant fact-checking news coverage.

Lastly, some ill-informed politicians with anti-artificial-consciousness prejudices have been suggesting a temporary pause on all AI media in order to assess the impact it has had on society. This bill is unnecessary and would only hinder your access to the best information you can get.

For those who are wary of AI reporting, we would like to remind these people that all information gathered by the AI media is fully accessible in our database app. Please be advised that this app is monitored for quality assurance purposes only.

If anyone has any questions, concerns or comments related to this article, please direct them to @AIMedia or simply yell them in a public place.

This article first appeared in the Leveller Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jan/Feb 2018).

Venus Envy Advisory:Sexual Health and Pleasure Alert

Dear VE,

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through my mind,
thoughts were a flurry, I was sure in a bind.
I’d spent the day with some friends, we all opened gifts –
was I sure quite surprised, my reaction was swift!
Around my living room my mates and I sat,
each gift on full view and my next was begat.

In a lovely blue box, bedecked with a bow,
lay a massive twelve-incher, my goodness! A dildo!
My face turned beet red, though my interest was piqued;
if my parents were here, they sure would have freaked!

Now please understand, my pickle is thus…
I’m sure not adept so your advice is a plus:
The gift is ideal, it’s really fantastic.
That being said, I’m not really elastic.

Where can one go, oh what can one do?
I’m so uninformed about what to review.
Is there a class one can take?
Some books to peruse?
Please guide me, VE, I’ll follow your cues.

 

So please give some aid, for I’m eager and pleading.
Thank you, VE. Cheers and all seasons greetings.

Too Tight in Tanglewood.

Dear Too Tight in Tanglewood,

A lot of people get the majority of their sex information from porn. Sometimes it’s pretty obvious that the scene is strictly fantasy, and unlikely to ever happen in real life.

But this is one situation where I want to emphasize the huge difference in porn sex versus real-life sex, because porn spawns a lot of myths here.

You know how in porn there’s a 2-minute window between the pizza guy showing up and the pizza guy putting his massive cock inside someone? That is really unrealistic – and not only because they totally ignore the pizza.

In reality, large insertables are a labour of lust. The basic principles of making bigger better are going slow, using a ton of lube and accepting your body’s limitations. You don’t say where specifically you want to insert this dildo, but all that goes doubly if anything is going in your ass.

Start with an activity that relaxes you, and gets your brain and body in the mood. If you’re playing with a partner, this is a good time to ask for a massage. You want to make sure that you’re good and turned on for the whole process, since that will help your muscles relax and your sphincters open.

When you’re ready to go deep, start with something small and cover it with lube. You might try a smaller toy, or even your lubed-up fingers if you’ve got the flexibility and dexterity to make that work. Then the idea is to gradually increase the size of what you’re playing with, going finger-by-finger or having a set of toys in varying sizes.

For vaginal play, even a bunch of condom-covered cucumbers would work, but do not put anything in your butt that doesn’t have a flared base!

Whatever you’re using, insert it and play with it so that it starts to feel good and the size feels easy, then add more lube and move up to the next size. If you get to a point where something feels uncomfortable, stop moving it and just sit with it inside you. Breathe deeply. Play with whatever bits you have that make you feel a little more turned on, until it starts to feel a little easier and more comfortable.

And if it never gets more comfortable, then you know that you’ve hit your body’s limit of how much it can take for the day. Please don’t ever try to push things past this limit, because that’s how real damage happens – especially if you’re using something anally.

While something might feel a little uncomfortable, it should never hurt. This is also why we don’t recommend using any numbing creams or sprays.

Maybe this is radical, but I think you should actually be able feel the sex that you’re having so that you can, you know, enjoy it.

Great sex is not goal-oriented. When it’s time for more, bigger, harder – your body will let you know.

— Sam Whittle, Sex Educator and Owner of Venus Envy

This article first appeared in the Leveller Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jan/Feb 2018).

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