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Food is the First Thing: Hunger in America
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2014, 06:25:35 AM »
Where is all the food going to feed America?



found at: http://thebaffler.com/blog/hunger-in-america/
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Rebuilding Gaza Will Take 20 Years, Group Says
« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2014, 06:31:27 AM »
That seems fair!

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/housing-group-20-years-rebuild-gaza-25188472
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CNN Attempts Actual Journalism–But Reverts to Embedded Reporting
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2014, 09:08:09 AM »
The Robo Cops will protect you!


Jake Tapper in unembedded mode.


http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/08/19/cnn-attempts-actual-journalism-but-reverts-to-embedded-reporting/
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Re: CNN Attempts Actual Journalism–But Reverts to Embedded Reporting
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2014, 02:43:06 PM »
The Robo Cops will protect you!


Jake Tapper in unembedded mode.


http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/08/19/cnn-attempts-actual-journalism-but-reverts-to-embedded-reporting/

No one should be surprised. For a moment Tapper clearly he believed he was a journalist. Tear gas will do that.

As the article says,

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Embedded journalism, as FAIR has often written, is one of the worst practices of media if you want independent and accurate reporting.
The next day, in a much less tense environment, Johnson continued to make his case as he spoke with Lemon (CNN, 8/19/14) that police were "getting a bad rap" by the media. These moments of actual journalism where the plight of communities of color is taken into account are the exception and not the rule with corporate media.

"Embedded" journalism is one of the "Volunteer Army's" lessons learned from Vietnam. Embedded journalism is controlled journalism.
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Nuclear Waste Is Allowed Above Ground Indefinitely
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2014, 03:57:24 PM »
Oh Boy, the new garbage dumps that are radioactive!

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/spent-nuclear-fuel-is-allowed-to-be-stored-above-ground.html?_r=1
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Re: Knarf's Knewz Channel
« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2014, 04:49:45 PM »
Hey Knarfster: thought you might like this one. Had to laugh.   :icon_mrgreen:

Keep up the great work.  :icon_sunny:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140827141609.htm

Self-deceived individuals deceive others better


Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.

These 'self-deceived' individuals could be more likely to get promotions and reach influential positions in banks and other organizations. And these people are more likely to overestimate other people's abilities and take greater risks, possibly creating problems for their organizations.

The study by researchers from Newcastle University and the University of Exeter, has also found that those who are under confident in their own abilities are viewed as less able by their colleagues.

The findings, which will be published in the journal PLOS ONE, are the first time a link has been found between a person's view of their own ability and how others see their abilities, and could partially explain financial collapses and other disasters.

As part of the research the team asked 72 students to rate their own ability and the ability of their peers after the first day of their course. Of those, 32 students (about 45%) were under confident in their ability as compared to their final mark, 29 students (40%) were overconfident and 11 students (15%) were accurate in their assessments of their own ability.

There was a positive correlation between the grades students predicted for themselves and the grades others predicted for them. In other words, students who predicted higher grades for themselves were predicted to have higher grades by others, irrespective of their actual final score. The same applied to those who were under confident.

The task was repeated after six weeks of the course when the students knew each other better and the findings remained the same. Those who were over confident were over rated by others.

Study author Dr Vivek Nityananda, research associate at Newcastle University explains: "These findings suggest that people don't always reward the most accomplished individual but rather the most self-deceived.

"We think this supports an evolutionary theory of self-deception. It can be beneficial to have others believe you are better than you are and the best way to do this is to deceive yourself -- which might be what we have evolved to do.

"This can cause problems as over confident people may also be more likely to take risks. So if too many people overrate themselves and deceive others about their abilities within organizations then this could lead to disastrous consequences such as airplane crashes or financial collapses."

Joint lead author, Dr Shakti Lamba, of The University of Exeter added: "If over confident people are more likely to be risk prone then by promoting them we may be creating institutions, such as banks and armies, that are more vulnerable to risk."

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Re: Rebuilding Gaza Will Take 20 Years, Group Says
« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2014, 05:02:50 PM »
That seems fair!

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/housing-group-20-years-rebuild-gaza-25188472

Who is going to do the rebuilding?

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Re: Knarf's Knewz Channel
« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2014, 05:08:21 PM »
@Bot Blogger  ...   Yea, great article! I really think that the "ego" in us all is a place in our consciousness where tons of self deception occurs. And yes, if those people get POWER then they have little if any concern that what they are doing has tragic consequences. I still think that the human race is in an adolescent stage. I just hope that places like this forum can elevate peoples consciousness to an adult level and that true cooperation can begin world wide!
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Re: Rebuilding Gaza Will Take 20 Years, Group Says
« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2014, 05:11:15 PM »
That seems fair!

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/housing-group-20-years-rebuild-gaza-25188472

Who is going to do the rebuilding?

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 Great question RE! I really do not know, like it says ......it will take at least 20 years to to rebuild.....by that time  who can predict what the hell is going to be going on?
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Re: Rebuilding Gaza Will Take 20 Years, Group Says
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2014, 02:56:56 AM »
Great question RE! I really do not know, like it says ......it will take at least 20 years to to rebuild.....by that time  who can predict what the hell is going to be going on?

This is one of those Normalcy Bias articles.

The implicit assumption is that there WILL be a rebuild.  The idea that it will NEVER be "rebuilt" causes too much Cognitive Dissonance in the mind of the author, so he really doesn't even consider such a possibility.

Cities are ALWAYS rebuilt after Wars, right?  After all, Europe was Razed in WWII, but the Marshall Plan rebuilt it!

The author has an underlying techno-cornucopian bias.  He can't conceive of a future where all cities look like Detroit, or worse.  It does not compute for him.


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Re: Knarf's Knewz Channel
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2014, 04:43:38 AM »
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Hi Bot, Really having a problem seeing the scientific in this one.

Always a pleasure and interesting when you drop in.

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Re: Knarf's Knewz Channel
« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2014, 05:27:51 AM »
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The author has an underlying techno-cornucopian bias.  He can't conceive of a future where all cities look like Detroit, or worse.  It does not compute for him.

Hi RE, Yes, your message is accurate in my view.

Would like to extend or modify it a bit as well. When we were kids and went to the movies or watched TV, no matter Western, War movie, Cartoons or whatever the "Good Guy's Always Won" in the end.

That is similar to what you are saying, I think, and is a view very much alive today.

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By Douglas Main
Filed: 8/27/14

In the last 20 years, the population of monarch butterflies in the eastern U.S. has declined by 90 percent, greatly worrying environmentalists and researchers. Today, three major conservation groups and a scientist have called on the Fish and Wildlife Service to designate the brilliant orange and black insects as threatened, a move that would provide federal officials with more latitude in efforts to preserve them like designating certain areas as protected.

“We’re at risk of losing a symbolic backyard beauty that has been part of the childhood of every generation of Americans,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups calling for the move, in a release. “The 90 percent drop in the monarch’s population is a loss so staggering that in human-population terms it would be like losing every living person in the United States except those in Florida and Ohio.”

The Center for Food Safety and the Xerces Society, groups dedicated to sustainable food protection practices and insect preservation, respectively, are also asking the feds to act, as is famed monarch scientist Lincoln Brower.

Newsweek Magazine is Back In Print

The butterflies are disappearing in part due to a decline of habitat in the Midwest, specifically the loss of milkweed, the only plant upon which they lay eggs and their larvae feed.

Milkweed is a native plant that provides plenty of value to butterflies, wasps and bees, but is of little use to farmers. In the past, milkweed was spared because the herbicides used by farmers to keep crops healthy were used more sparingly—and in some cases, tilling machines were used to clear weeds.

But in recent years, with introduction of genetically-modified crops like Roundup-ready corn and soybeans that are resistant to traditional herbicides, farmers have begun to spray more and more Roundup—the Monsanto-made chemical—over wider and wider areas.

This practice, as well as the cultivation of 1 million new acres of land in recent years, driven by higher corn and soybean prices, has destroyed milkweed crops, and greatly hurt monarchs, research shows.

Scientists and environmentalist have urged landowners—especially in the Midwest—to plant milkweed to help the monarch. Obviously participation is voluntary at this point. But if, for example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offered incentives to farmers to plant milkweed, that could be a potential game-changer in the right direction.

found at: http://www.newsweek.com/monarch-butterflies-have-declined-90-conservationists-seek-extra-protection-267094?piano_t=1
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Re: Rebuilding Gaza Will Take 20 Years, Group Says
« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2014, 08:55:10 AM »
That seems fair!

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/housing-group-20-years-rebuild-gaza-25188472

Who is going to do the rebuilding?

SLAVE LABOR..... who else

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At Ferguson March, Call to Halt Traffic in Labor Day Highway Protest
« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2014, 12:21:55 PM »
OH BOY, this could be a big one!!!! There is also a slide show at this web page besides the story of shutting down the highways around St. Louis Monday, Labor Day to MARCH in protest against police brutality and the killing of the unarmed black teenager , Michael Brown,  in Ferguson, Missouri.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/us/at-ferguson-march-call-for-labor-day-highway-protest.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0
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