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Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence

By Charles | December 10, 2016

There are many obvious reasons for skepticism about anonymous press leaks regarding Russia, but they are no match for partisan needs. We’ve seen leaks from anonymous sources within the CIA touting all … Continue reading Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence

Media Fail

A Warning for Americans From a Member of Pussy Riot – The New York Times

By Katerina | December 6, 2016 1

Wait. Did a New York Times columnist just imply he was part of the “dissent?” Dis-sent? Remember that the NYT sold the Iraq war in 2003? And remember NYT’s own mea culpa … Continue reading A Warning for Americans From a Member of Pussy Riot – The New York Times

Defriend everyone on Facebook if you really want to see the world as it is

By Charles | December 5, 2016

Agreeing with everyone on your feed is boring and creates political apathy. Shake things up and become a social media freedom fighter, working behind enemy lines Makes sense. Facebook is all about … Continue reading Defriend everyone on Facebook if you really want to see the world as it is

Google alters search autocomplete to remove ‘are Jews evil’ suggestion

By Charles | December 5, 2016

Search company removes antisemitic and sexist autocomplete phrases after Observer article highlights offensive results On the surface this looks like a good thing, but autocomplete does give you an indictator of what … Continue reading Google alters search autocomplete to remove ‘are Jews evil’ suggestion

Even superheroes have problems with social media

By Charles | December 1, 2016

Even superheroes have problems with social media Whoops! I knew facial recognition on Facebook was going to be a problem! Source: Even superheroes have problems with social media / Boing Boing Continue reading Even superheroes have problems with social media

ALEPPO: Tears, Hugs and Smiles, the Relief of Escaping Imprisonment in East Aleppo

By Katerina | November 30, 2016

While we are being bombarded by the mainstream media and their propaganda war, with the fake, new buzzword called “Fake-News”, the real people of Aleppo are slowly regaining hope that their liberation … Continue reading ALEPPO: Tears, Hugs and Smiles, the Relief of Escaping Imprisonment in East Aleppo

How Journalists Need to Begin Imagining the Unimaginable 

By kkaybu | November 28, 2016

I think that what the papers failed to do was write the big story of the fact that Donald Trump wasn’t playing chess. It’s like the endless fact checking was a little … Continue reading How Journalists Need to Begin Imagining the Unimaginable 

Turkey threatens EU with new refugee surge 

By kkaybu | November 25, 2016

Erdogan threatens to open land borders and allow refugees to cross into Europe if talks on EU membership bid are frozen. Brazen as eff. Source: Turkey threatens EU with new refugee surge … Continue reading Turkey threatens EU with new refugee surge 

Don’t Entrust Economics to the Experts – Bloomberg View

By Charles | November 24, 2016

A new book points out that improving people’s lives requires their participation. This book sounds great. It explains that economists have truly failed which is why you see people finally riding up … Continue reading Don’t Entrust Economics to the Experts – Bloomberg View

Standing Rock

By Charles | November 24, 2016

Clay Jones by Clay Jones, November 25, 2016 Via @GoComics https://t.co/WweNuT4CZL — Clay Jones (@claytoonz) November 25, 2016 Great tweet by Clay Jones, really sums up the coverage of what’s going on … Continue reading Standing Rock

The deficit fetish is over

By Charles | November 24, 2016

All of the original justifications offered for austerity have collapsed. Great article, touches on the fact that the “deficit fetish” has been proven to be a false justification for any of the … Continue reading The deficit fetish is over

1 big difference between French primary candidates: Russia

By kkaybu | November 24, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Perhaps the biggest difference between the two men competing in France’s conservative presidential primary is how they view Vladimir Putin’s Russia. And whatever French voters decide in Sunday’s primary … Continue reading 1 big difference between French primary candidates: Russia