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  • Propaganda Works: Majority of Americans Now Believe the GOP Bill Will Raise Their Taxes.

    12/13/2017 12:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 116 replies ^ | December 13, 2017 | Guy Benson
    A new national survey conducted by Marist College's polling operation shows that a 52 percent majority of US voters believe the Republican tax reform proposal will negatively impact their personal financial situation.  Less than one-in-three respondents think they'll benefit.  This overwhelmingly inaccurate perception represents the fruit of Democrats' media-aided labor over recent weeks, as they've flooded the national debate with factually false assertions and ludicrous hysteria.  The truth, as we've relayed on numerous occasions, is that nonpartisan analyses of the plan have concluded that on average, every income group will receive a tax cut -- including, if not especially, the...
  • North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un 'Controls the Nature,' State-Run Newspaper Claims

    12/12/2017 12:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 11, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is so powerful that he can control nature, the countrys government-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claims. In an article detailing Kim Jong Uns recent visit to Mt. Paektu over the weekend, the newspaper claims that he stopped a blizzard and brought about fine weather as he ascended hiking "through thick snow" to the 9,000-foot peak of the mountain. When Kim Jong Un ascended to the top of it, going through thick snow, it showed fine weather unprecedented in the blizzard of December winter, exposing its majestic figure, the newspaper reads. The newspaper calls Kim Jong...
  • The hype reawakens:'Star Wars' stages 'Last Jedi' Premier (Example of chinese hollywood?)

    12/10/2017 7:39:04 AM PST · by Celerity · 32 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 12/9/17 | Frankie Taggart
    os Angeles (AFP) - The trailers have dropped, the frantic media tours have concluded and the phony war is over: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" finally begins the real battle Saturday at its glittering world premiere. Hotter than one of Yoda's root leaf curries, the movie is expected to cash in on 12 months of relentless hype with one of the biggest domestic opening weekends ever. .......... "But it really resonates with what it is to follow your own human, dark, narcissistic tendencies, where that will take you." Christie was joined at the event by returning stars Daisy Ridley, John...
  • Muellers Facts and Trumps Make-Believe

    12/05/2017 12:47:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | by Roger Cohen
    Its the contempt thats so contemptible: President Trumps contempt for the Constitution to which he swore an oath, for the F.B.I. thats allegedly in Tatters (sic), for the majority of Americans (including his base) who will be worse off from a fat tax cut for the richest, for the shared wonder inspired by our public lands, for Americas allies, for the science that explains why its getting warmer, for due process, for truth, for informed debate, for the press, for the values anchored by liberty that the United States has attempted to represent to the world. Thats a lot of...
  • Global Warming May Harm Children for Life

    12/05/2017 9:48:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | December 4, 2017 | by James Temple
    A growing body of research concludes that rising global temperatures increase the risk of heat stress and stroke, decrease productivity and economic output, widen global wealth disparities, and can trigger greater violence. Now a new study by researchers at Stanford, the University of California, Berkeley, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury suggests that even short periods of extreme heat can carry long-term consequences for children and their financial future. Specifically, heat waves during an individual’s early childhood, including the period before birth, can affect his or her earnings three decades later, according to the paper, published on Monday in...
  • Our new national curriculum? Brainwashing and propaganda

    12/04/2017 7:45:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    Our education system teaches the young what to think, not how to think. And if you wonder why so many things don't work properly any more, or why you can't get any sense out of so many organizations, this is one of the main reasons. .... it's also getting harder and harder to think or say certain things. This week I experienced this mixture of brainwashing and propaganda..... I was sent a rather sinister questionnaire given to new arrivals at a secondary school..... It is not anonymous, but it seeks, in a slippery, sideways manner, to discover what the children...
  • We the People Pledge to Fight Climate Change

    12/04/2017 6:26:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2017 | By LAURENCE TUBIANA
    President Trumps declaration on June 1, 2017, that he was withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which I helped to design, was framed as a call to nationalism, saying he was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. But 75 percent of Pittsburghers voted for Hillary Clinton, who was in favor of the agreement, and since then the mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris have together endorsed the Paris agreement, in the joint goal of building a cleaner, safer world. Many regions still face pressing issues around decarbonization of power and industry. Europe...
  • Rising seas may eventually submerge some important U.S. historical landmarks

    12/04/2017 6:10:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 3, 2017 | By Charles Q. Choi
    Sea-level rise this century may threaten Jamestown in Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas; the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which launches all of NASAs human spaceflight missions; and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina, the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States, a new study finds. These iconic locales are some of the more than 13,000 archaeological and historical sites on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts that rising sea levels will endanger this century, researchers in the new study said. These rising sea levels could have severe effects, as more than 40 percent of all...
  • Muslim Americans Are More Likely to Reject Violence than Many Groups

    12/02/2017 1:22:47 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 95 replies ^ | December 2015 | David J. Bier, Matthew La Corte
    US Muslims are tolerant, peaceful, and integrated into American society. Donald Trump has proposed profiling Muslim Americans and shutting down mosques. He claims that Muslim hatred is beyond comprehension. But the truth is that Muslim Americans are not only integrating into U.S. society, but are actually more opposed to violence and more tolerant than many other Americans. Muslim Americans Hold Mainstream Religious and Political Views US Muslims score higher than most on Gallups religious tolerance index. Muslims are similar to other religious Americans. Pews major survey of Muslims in 2011 found that religion was equally important to Christian and Muslim...
  • Democrats in the Seattle area top nation in saying climate change is real

    12/01/2017 11:31:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 1, 2017 | by Gene Balk
    Climate change, like every hot-button issue facing the nation, divides Americans along party lines. Democrats are a lot more likely than Republicans to acknowledge Earth is heating up. But a new study from Yale University reveals that even among Democrats, opinions vary nationwide depending on the region in which people live. And nowhere is acceptance of global warming more pervasive than in the Seattle area. Among 425 congressional districts in the United States, Washingtons 7th District ranks No. 1 for acceptance of climate change among Democratic voters. About 93 percent of the ones who live in the district say they...
  • Reality Check: The Facts vs. the Left's Top Two Lies About Tax Reform

    11/30/2017 3:43:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 30, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In the interest of intellectual honesty and transparency, let's begin with a few important concessions to skeptics of the GOP tax reform bill: First, not every single American would be a winner under the plan.  A small percentage of US taxpayers would see a tax increase (disproportionately, these would be higher-income itemizers from high-tax states), and a number of deductions that help certain people with heavy medical expenses and student loan debt would be eliminated (proponents say much or all of the resulting blow would be mitigated by lower rates and a doubled standard deduction).  Second, among the "losers" would...
  • Battle Brewing Between Michael Moore, Weinstein Over Trump-Themed Fahrenheit 9/11 Sequel (tr)

    11/30/2017 3:32:30 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 30, 2017 | Mike Fleming
    EXCLUSIVE: A potential legal battle is brewing between Michael Moore and Harvey and Bob Weinstein over Fahrenheit 11/9, the sequel Moore is making to his 2004 film, which became the biggest grossing documentary of all time. Titled Fahrenheit 11/9 to commemorate the day Donald Trump pulled off a shocking victory to become U.S. president, the new film focuses on how it happened and all the chaos that followed in his first year in office. The Weinsteins have controls over the docu and sources said they are right now blocking Moore and his WME reps from being able to set the...
  • Climate Change Panel Talks 'Hope and Despair'

    11/30/2017 7:13:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | November 30, 2017 | By YASMIN LUTHRA and AIDAN F. RYAN
    Climate change researchers, professors, and journalists debated how best to present the severity of climate change to the public Wednesday evening at an event hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment. The discussion, titled Hope and Despair: Communicating an Uncertain Future, was held in the Geological Lecture Hall. Elizabeth M. Wolkovich, an assistant professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, moderated a discussion about how to best motivate the public to take action on climate change. David Wallace-Wells, who is the deputy editor of the New York Magazine and wrote the article "The Uninhabitable Earth this...
  • Doom-and-Gloom Scenarios on Climate Change Won't Solve Our Problem

    11/30/2017 7:06:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Scientific American ^ | November 30, 2017 | By Elise Gornish
    Reframing the situation from one of despair to one of opportunity could help to resolve the conflicts over climate change. About 80 percent of media coverage of climate change, and 90 percent of coverage of reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, framed the subject in terms of disaster, according to a 2013 study by James Painter, head of the Journalism Fellowship Program at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Some particularly hysterical recent pieces have even proclaimed that changes will occur so rapidly that the world will be uninhabitable (and we will all be dead) in...
  • Calling Pence A Liar While Protecting Warren Is Why People Hate Media

    11/29/2017 3:28:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/29/17 | Mollie Hemingway
    Earlier this week, Donald Trump made a joke at an event honoring the great World War II Navajo Code Talkers. He poked fun at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who used to claim to be Cherokee despite not having any evidence to substantiate the claim. Democrats and their media footsoldiers decided its racist to mock someone for falsely claiming to be Native American. For example, Jim Acosta of CNN wrote: WH press sec says Pocahontas is not a racial slur. (Fact check: it is.)Uh, fact check: no. For one thing, as Gabriel Malor said, No, derogatorily referring to a person who falsely...
  • Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Behavior - Just Announced!!!!

    11/29/2017 4:04:27 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 254 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/17 | Tenacious1
    Just saw on Today show. Matt Lauer Fired!!!
  • James OKeefe Shoots at the Washington Post and Misses

    11/28/2017 6:07:58 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/17 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    In todays big media news, gonzo video journalist James OKeefe had yet another of his undercover sting operations blow up in his face. The Washington Post caught OKeefe and his Veritas Project trying to scam the paper into running a false sexual abuse allegation against Roy Moore:
  • How to persuade people that climate change is real

    11/28/2017 6:53:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | By Alexander Maki
    ... What exactly does change minds about climate science? Research suggests that a variety of messages can influence peoples agreement with the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and humans are contributing to it. And different people may respond differently to different kinds of messages. Here are five insights from the young but growing body of research on climate change communication. 1. The messenger matters: Some experimental studies manipulate the messenger to find out to whom respondents are most likely to listen. In general, matching messenger to audience leads to more effective messages. This is certainly true in climate...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Records from EPA Showing Obama Agencys Illegal Use of Social Media...

    11/27/2017 12:00:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 27, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains Records from EPA Showing Obama Agencys Illegal Use of Social Media Platform for Propaganda I dont want it to look like EPA used our own social media accounts to reach our support goal EPA Director of Web Communications (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch obtained 900-pages of documents from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which reveal the agencys use of the mass-sharing Thunderclap social media platform to covertly promote its policies in violation of federal law. The documents show that EPA staffers, via the Thunderclap platform, recruited outside groups to lobby in support of the...
  • As climate warms, mice morph

    11/27/2017 10:49:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | November 27, 2017
    New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years providing a textbook example of the consequences of climate change for small mammals. The findings also reveal a stark reversal in the proportions of the two mice populations present in the area, adding to evidence that warming temperatures are driving wildlife north. At McGill's Gault Nature Reserve, about 40 kilometres east of Montreal, biologist Virginie Millien for the past 10 years has been studying two similar, coexisting species: the deer mouse...