Tag Archives: News
For news on the war…
I have been compiling stories and sources about Russia and Ukraine at my blog on Tumblr. Take a look. Lotsa good stuff. The design is different from this blog. Tons of links. Kinda like my version of the Drudge Report. But, of course, better, much better.
Enormous mass of magma moving under Africa
An enormous mass of magma is active under southern Africa, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to Madagascar and the Indian Ocean to the east. Researchers detected it by analyzing seismic data and mapped it using tomography.
Abortion in Europe
EUROPE IS MUCH
THAN PEOPLE THINK
Abortion laws in European countries are often
more restrictive than those in the United States.
Andorra, Malta and San Marino do not allow abortion at all. Monaco and Liechtenstein allow it only when a woman’s health or life is at risk.
Fifteen European countries, including Italy and Spain, require a mandatory waiting period. In 12 countries, including Hungary and Germany, women must undergo mandatory counselling or receive mandatory information from their doctors before the abortion.
In Germany, abortion can only be done within 12 weeks of conception.
A 12-year-old boy in Davenport, Iowa is murdered while riding his bike, gunned down by someone in a black SUV.
Only the right “news”
MUST BE APPROVED
BY THE GOVERNMENT
TO BE ALLOWED ON
CABLE TV SYSTEMS
AND STREAMING SERVICES
Democrats in Congress only want certain “news” outlets to operate. Congressional Democrats sent a letter to Comcast, Amazon, Google, AT&T, and other companies, demanding to know how each will deal with “the spread of dangerous misinformation” from Fox News, OAN, and Newsmax, including whether or not the corporations will continue to allow the content on their services.
Turning citizens into angry activists
THE POST-JOURNALISM ERA
In 2016, staff at The New York Times embarked on “a wrenching pivot from a journalism of fact to a ‘post-journalism’ of opinion.”
“The experiment proved controversial. It sparked a melodrama over standards, featuring a conflict between radical young reporters and befuddled middle-aged editors. The requirements of a newspaper as an institution collided with the call for an explicit struggle against injustice.”
“The goal of post-journalism, according to media scholar Andrey Mir, is to ‘produce angry citizens.’”
Challenging PROPAGANDA in the news media
Sadly, reporting by most national news outlets is primarily propaganda these days. Thankfully, there are some who are challenging these narratives.
Every day there are news articles with mass misinformation. One such recent instance is that bikers converging on Sturgis, South Dakota has been confirmed as a coronavirus super-spreader event. But the facts refute the smear.
When I first came upon this story, I wondered how could this information possibly be tracked. How do these people know that the event is responsible for 250,000 new coronavirus cases? This immediately triggered my bullshit radar. We can’t even track the pandemic accurately.
These idiot researchers are merely speculating using cellphone data. This is not SCIENCE! An embarrassment to data scientists everywhere. And the fact that many in the news media carried the story without any critical thinking, even just a bit of digging, further shows that reporters and editors are pathetically lazy.
Three stupid people on TV
LIVE FROM CANADA!