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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Shrinkflation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Have you noticed that products get smaller every year? But often the box looks just as big, often with designed special air spaces.More than 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation,…Continue

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Trump lies while POTUS

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We have dire Problems: Don’t be distracted by Trump’s Twitter Cascades

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 10. 1 Reply

We have dire Problems: Don’t be distracted by Trump’s Twitter Cascades"I don’t tweet, but I do have a brief message for our president: Will you please…Continue

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Comment by Joseph P on May 23, 2017 at 6:52pm

And yeah, Bert, the MFFRF must have their hands full.

Comment by Joseph P on May 23, 2017 at 6:50pm

RT isn't Pravda or Breitbart, Tom, but their independence from the Kremlin is questioned by many, to put it mildly.  Have a read, if you're so inclined.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/06/13/in-cas...

http://archives.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-2016-ru...

http://time.com/rt-putin/

The fact that they often do good, objective journalism can make it that much worse, when the Kremlin turns on the propaganda.  It's easier to dismiss Breitbart, which is all crazy, all the time.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 23, 2017 at 12:44pm

Here's a lovely side-effect of our *45th unprecedency:

Trump Effect Inspires Radical Christians in Military


May 22, 2017
Nina Burleigh
[Raw Story] Posted with permission from Newsweek

Donald Trump’s election has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelizing and religious bigotry in the U.S. armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat,” according to information shared exclusively with Newsweek by an organization that represents and advocates for secular and minority religious views in the military.

The number of complaints from servicemen and -women in the Army, Air Force, Marines and other service branches to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has doubled in number since November 2016, according to lawyer Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, a former Air Force officer who founded the organization.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2017 at 7:41am

Tom, Well, both. You ask a fair question. 

I like the news on RT, it reports alternative news of the US and world.  Every newscast has its bias. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 2:42am
Joan, have you viewed and evaluated RT, or are you remembering American Cold War propaganda?
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2017 at 2:20am

@Daniel, your cautionary tale holds true when it comes to RT. I can't find your quote, but the gist was that a Russian TV station is a propaganda machine. I hope you can remember and repeat it here. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 12:44am
There were social studies then?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 23, 2017 at 12:33am

>Who lies more, American TV or Russian TV?

They didn't cover that in social studies class.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 12:15am
If those are Russia's active measures, what do we call the measures America has been using since the Monroe Doctrine? First the native Americans, then the South and Central Americans, then Russian communists, now the world. Oh, and always the American working class.

A few weeks ago Rachel seemed surprised that RT exists. Who lies more, American TV or Russian TV?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 22, 2017 at 11:28pm

Today’s Russia hearings actually revealed something new and important

[WAPO]

According to Watts (who was backed up by other witnesses who testified), the Russians have been using “active measures,” which are built on propaganda tactics that date back to Soviet times, to spread disinformation, fear, confusion, and chaos in multiple democratic countries, including the United States.

These efforts include the use of visible Kremlin propaganda outlets, such as RT and Sputnik, to publish false news stories and conspiracy theories. Russian actors then deploy social media bots to spread these false stories far and wide. In the U.S., Watts said, the goal has been to provoke the Trump into repeating them or retweeting them to his millions of followers.

>the goal has been to provoke the Trump into repeating them or retweeting them to his millions of followers.

Well, we know THAT would never work.

 
 
 

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