Fake News: Nothing to Fear if You Can Think
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Aug 21, 2018 - 9:25am
Fake News: Nothing to Fear if You Can Think

The problem in America is not fake news; it’s not journalists with an agenda, it’s not secret backroom meetings of newspaper editors crafting the most critical, or the most praiseworthy, headlines about the President. We have met the enemy, and it is ourselves. The New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and all the other media outlets are for-profit businesses. If nobody buys a newspaper or places ads in the paper to reach those who still buy them, they close. Same with electronic media. If nobody buys ads on Fox or CNN or MSNBC, they cannot survive. The press provides a product to consumers. Demand drives decisions on content. The old print adage of “if it bleeds, it leads” still applies. Americans want a flashy headline with not too much reading or attention draining effort to think about t…

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It never ceases to amaze me the level to which so many of those in our entertainment industry will go to convince those of us upon who their level of success depends to not purchase that which they are trying to sell in the form of movies, music or even sporting events.  The most recent of the…

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:07pm
All Empires commit suicide

All Empires commit suicide - they have since the Age of Empires began about 3000 yrs with Sargan of Mesopotamia, - and the signs were showing back then if not before. The growth of police state, of totalitarianism - which had to hit America after the wave had travelled around the globe from Russia, …

Aug 21, 2018 - 10:00pm
Designer Babies - Straight Off The Shelf!!

We are now fast approaching the ability to easily insert genes into the human genome. We can cut and paste.   This will mean that defective genes causing terrible hereditary diseases such as Huntingdon's Chorea and Haemophilia will be a thing of the past.   We can remove all those genes wh…

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:44pm
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It is neither your right, nor your responsibility

Whether you like or hate President Trump is irrelevant.  He is the president.  He was duly elected and there is no constitutional excuse to say he wasn't.   You don't have to like him.  You don't have to like his policies.  You don't even have to like his mouth or his twitte…

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:34am
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Big Brother Don And The

Has anyone else noted the tendency of those wrapping themselves in "liberty", the flag, and Bible are always shilling for the Orwellian agenda of the far Right and economic elites?   I pulled out my old copy of "1984", just to see how far we've descended as a nation. The frightening realization…

Aug 20, 2018 - 10:45am
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The Extreme Fake Left Liberal Democrat path of cra…

Girls have a vagina and boys have a penis. It is not that hard to understand. If people can't understand these extremely simplistic things they are not qualified for any type of teaching job, same goes for people in government positions.   People who have both have a certain medical condition, …

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:29pm
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I Support The American Press

I don’t like Trump’s attacks on Journalists; they are trying to do their jobs and not be intimidated by the current occupant in the White House who is a Bully. I cannot understand why people support a man who advocates attacking Journalists either because that mentality acts more like so…

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:40pm
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WELT online and my Experience on their Comment Sec…

  Germans are hardly ever on social media. I wrote a piece about that talks briefly about the platforms available in Germany. The most obvious ones are the comment sections under the newspapers. In the mentioned article I recalled my experience with ZEIT online. It took me only a weekend to …

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:08am
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Consent of the Governed, Interpreting the Constitu…

If consent of the governed means anything, we have to apply the Constitution in the way the people who ratified it understood it.   Otherwise we are imposing laws nobody consented to, which is tyranny.  It's easy to say that people who object to decisions like Roe v Wade and Obergfell…

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:08pm
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On the prospect that Pelosi could become VP

No way Pelosi would become VP, no matter what happens to Trump or when. If Trump goes, Pence becomes president and then he picks a new VP. If both Trump and Pence are out before a new VP is selected and confirmed, then the Speaker of the House becomes president.   If the president leaves o…

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:48pm
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In the Land of the Blind

There is an old saying that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King. There was also a guy a long place ago and in a time far away who reminded us daily that we knew a little bit, soon we would know “the rest of the story”. In the case of the one-eyed man in the land of the bli…

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:23am
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Please allow me to tell you a short story about a very special relationship.  It's one of the relationships where you don't realize how special it was until many years after it ends.  No relationship lasts forever. At some point, either mortally, morally, or otherwise, somebody leaves.…

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:41pm
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  • - Aug 21, 2018 - 8:34pm
  • - by Leroy
Manafort... What If

What if... the jury returns with a not guilty or even no verdict? What if... the judge's shenanigans are ignored with no reversal? What if... we have to accept that there is a large enough segment of people who are unwilling or just blind to any unlawful or unethical act to anything related to Trump…

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Ignorance and election analysis

The somewhat amazing thing about election analysis is that academia deliberately keep us ignorant of how ignorant we are about how actual voting behavior works.  We know that in every single election, the total number of occasional voters who didn’t vote are at least the margin of victory…

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:38pm
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In Support of Journalists and the Media

  The veneer of civilization is thin. Those with the oratorical skill who are able to manipulate their audience into violently turning against the objects of derision, are deliberately pulling at a loose piece of veneer, caring not whether the veneer comes off and exposes the termite-infested …

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:44pm
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Why Americans are abandoning religion

Americans are abandoning religion in droves, continuing a trend that has persisted over decades. Between 2007 and 2014, the number of Americans who didn’t identify with any religion jumped from 36.6 million to 55.8 million, according to  .   If you marry your religion to a political …

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:27pm
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Welcome to Communist America

Trump is riding on the back of Obama's coat-tails, he wants to take the credit for what Obama achieved. Trump has accomplished.... nothing at all, he is destroying America right before your very eyes..    America is going fast down the pan now a Malignant Sociopath is in office.  The …

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
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As a woman I despise working with women

Too many women make for too many b*tches. Women are competitive, especially with other women, and it then morphs into tribalism. There is science that proves this but the simple fact is those that experience could care less about the science since it is of little comfort. I can pick apart any woman …

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:11pm
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  • - Aug 21, 2018 - 11:10am
  • - by Gerrilea

  As people here know I'm European. Even though Switzerland is not in the EU (thankfully), and my nationality is Swiss, I define myself as an European. Why ? Because Europe is SMALL. And yes, dear Americans, I'm NOT a "Caucasian", because that mountain range is very far east where Asia meets E…

Aug 19, 2018 - 5:57am
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Supercilious phonies flacking for democrats

Trump seems to be planning an all court press in a 2 month non-stop nation wide campaign effort on behalf of republican candidates.  The pundits were way off base in 2016. They are selling Trump short again. This time they are even more sure than last time.  Despite everything t…

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:34am
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The New Press Revolution

They (mainstream news outlets) are indeed on their way out, but likely only to be replaced by something just as bad.  -- TexasLynn   Where is your source for this skepticism?  I say this not just to TexasLynn but to all who are afraid or angry while we are experiencing extraordinary c…

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:11am
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Little Richard - Rip It Up!!

What does Little Richard mean to me? - High energy, visceral excitement!!   I first heard Little Richard when I was thirteen way back in 1962 prior to the Beatles.   The charts were full of tidied up Pop-Rock in the form of Tommy Roe, Bobby Vee, Bobby Rydell, Fabian and Pat Boone - the san…

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:07am
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