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Thursday, November 18. 2021
If You Read It In The Mainstream Media, It's Wrong -- Plastics Edition
To Fight Climate Change, Los Angeles Bans Restaurants From Giving Out Unsolicited Ketchup Packets
NPR Suffers ‘When Woke Worlds Collide’ Dilemma in Piece on Historic Winner of Boston Mayoral Race
Michelle Goldberg: Some of this social justice stuff really is nonsense
Among the Elect - Review of 'Woke Racism' by John McWhorter
'This experience broke a lot of people': Inside State amid the Afghanistan withdrawal
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If You Read It In The Mainstream Media, It's Wrong -- Plastics Edition: Why I don't, EVERY EDITION! Lies, all the way dowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnn!
To Fight Climate Change, Los Angeles Bans Restaurants From Giving Out Unsolicited Ketchup Packets: The STUPID is STRONG in LA...
College rules against professor who defended rigorous math standards: The STUPID is STRONG in that college...
NPR Suffers ‘When Woke Worlds Collide’ Dilemma in Piece on Historic Winner of Boston Mayoral Race: I gave up on NPR years ago.......
Michelle Goldberg: Some of this social justice stuff really is nonsense: "SOME?????????????????? How about .999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999??
Michelle Goldberg: Some of this social justice stuff really is nonsense: "SOME?????????????????????" How about "ALL?"
I've stopped calling it the "Mainstream" media, because it no longer is, and hasn't been for some time. It's more like a vanguard of aspirational leftist corporatism. Calling it "Mainstream" implies that it's reflective of majority public sentiment, when in reality it's attempting to shift and mold that public sentiment rather than represent it. I think calling it the "Corporate" media is a much better fit, more conducive to communicating its true purpose.
I imagine the distress felt by State Department staffers is not nearly as bad as the distress felt by the people who were abandoned in Afghanistan. Or maybe the staffers' distress came from realizing, at last, how truly useless they really are.
If we truly had a ‘mainstream media’, there are probably a half dozen Pulitzer Prizes to be had, concerning the abandonment of American equipment and people in Afghanistan.
They claim that "U.S. citizens" were left behind. And that some 5000 "U.S. citizens were evacuated. Yet not a single news story or picture of the family meeting their relatives at the airport. If YOUR "U.S. citizen family member was repatriated from Afghanistan wouldn't you go meet them when they landed? Wouldn't the local media be excited about getting that meeting on TV? And yet nothing! 5000 missed opportunities to show the repatriation of "U.S, citizens" and 0 videos or pictures of it happening. Why??? It doesn't make sense. It's almost as if they lied about the "U.S. citizens" OR that they are intentionally covering something up. They are releasing 100,000 plus Afghan citizens into the U.S. and we have zero idea if they are jihadis who are even now trying on bomb vests and learning how to shout "Allahu Akbar". Why the secrecy? If they are good enough to bring home to meet real "U.S. citizens" why not show them on TV and have interviews???
JustMe: Yet not a single news story or picture of the family meeting their relatives at the airport.
Probably for security reasons. The vast majority of Americans were told to leave Afghanistan early in the year, well before the May 1 deadline. Most did. Among those that stayed, many had ties to the country, especially family, and were intending to stay. When the Afghan government suddenly collapsed, they were caught in-country. U.S. citizens have the proper paperwork, but their family members may not, so publicity might create a problem for anyone left behind.
Are you saying that our military don't deserve security? We see pictures of servicemen and their families meeting in the airport and in schools etc. It simply doesn't meet the smell test. If this joyous event actually happened the way it is presented it would be celebrated and our ever invasive media would surely have shown one out of 5000 joyous homecomings. But nothing. Not even a report of one without the pictures. Just a strange silence.
JustMe: We see pictures of servicemen and their families meeting in the airport and in schools etc.
The danger is to those left behind in Afghanistan. You may leave and even take your Afghani spouse, but other family members, such as in-laws, may be exposed to danger by association.
That is an interesting fairy tale you tell BUT these are "U.S. citizens". Surely some of them are not Afghan spouses, right? Surely in these 5000 "U.S. citizens" there are actual U.S. citizens; sons and brothers, daughters and sisters, coming home, right? They couldn't possibly all be "fake" "U.S. citizens", right? They wouldn't try to fool us like that, would they?
JustMe: That is an interesting fairy tale you tell BUT these are "U.S. citizens".
The vast majority of U.S. citizens who didn't have close relationships with Afghan citizens left before the deadline. Those that stayed had ties to the country and planned to stay if the government remained stable.
"Ties to the country"! That sounds almost as though they were in fact Afghan citizens and not "U.S. citizens". This seems to imply that citizenship was simply handed out perhaps even sold by our state department. But, they wouldn't do that would they? And then lie to us about it and call them "U.S. citizens". Right? Our government wouldn't do that, would they?
JustMe: That sounds almost as though they were in fact Afghan citizens and not "U.S. citizens".
This isn't that hard to understand. A U.S. citizen working, say, as a contractor in Afghanistan, meets and marries an Afghan national. After being warned to evacuate at the end of 2020, the U.S. citizen decides to stay with his family and work for the Afghan government. The government suddenly collapses. The U.S. citizen leaves with his wife, but leaves behind other family members, such as in-laws, who are Afghan citizens. The recommendation is to not publicize their identities so as not to draw attention to those left behind.
Mainstream Media: "Don't believe anything until it has been officially denied."
I agree with Aggie and call it the Elite's media, because that's who they are defending.
Covid was engineered as a bioweapon, now the question is, was it released intentionally?
I believe it escaped accidently, before it was ready. They will be more careful with the next one and have a vaccine ready to go for themselves. When that one is released, the rest of the world will be devastated.
I too, believed, it was an accidental release. But over time I have changed my mind. One of the facts that changed my mind is that China, quite intentionally, sent many Chinese citizens from the affected area in China to other countries most significantly Italy and NY City. At the same time they were quarantining their own citizens and their own towns they selected locations throughout the world to send their people who otherwise would have been quarantined in China.
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it was engineered deliberately, released accidentally before they were ready, and exploited to some extent once the genie was out of the bottle.
The "main" stream media has never been about unbiased news. It has always had its political slant all the way back to the Revolutionary War in this country. Newspapers were American or Tory. Hamilton or Jefferson, slavery or Abolitionist, Segregationist or desegregationist, pro-Vietnam or anti-war. Cronkite declared the Vietnam war unwinnable after the US had just defeated the Vietcong, dan rather's truthiness. But today's corporate media no longer represents Americans but elite globalists and they lie for their masters every single sentence.
Ketchup packets. The supply of pointless symbolic gestures is unending. There will be a new one tomorrow
There is something very wrong with the covid vaccine and in fact with everything our government is doing and has done to deal with covid. The vaccine isn't working. You can argue that it helps a little bit but you can argue that it works. In some states right now half or more of the people who have covid are fully vaccinated. This includes half or more of those covid patients in the hospital. The CDC has admitted that you can catch covid from a vaccinated person.
Masks are a whole other hot mess of lies and obfuscations. The simple fact is they do not prevent the transmission of viruses. They serve no useful purpose except to make it appear you are doing something to prevent the transmission and THEN only if the observer is unaware of the science. We have seen for months now that our leaders ONLY wear the masks for the media. You cannot deny this any longer. SO why wear the masks at all? Because they have become political and it is useful to separate the sheep from the thinking.
I am most troubled that they are now mandating the vaccine for children. The most likely accurate estimate if that the vaccine itself will kill 15 times more children then the virus will. So why would a science based decision be to vaccinate children? Or even if you weren't convinced of the science why mandate the vaccine until you see some evidence to show that the vaccine is safe for young children? Why? I can't make any sense of this decision.
The fed gov’t shields Pfizer from liability. Gives it billions of dollars. Makes Americans take its product. But won’t let you see the data supporting its safety/efficacy. Who does the gov’t work for?
The FDA has asked a federal judge to make the public wait until the year 2076 to disclose all of the data and information it relied upon to license Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. That is not a typo. It wants 55 years to produce this information to the public.
I look forward to seeing them face RICO law along with their accomplices in the admin state and the media.
No, there is not something very wrong with the covid vaccine. The evidence for this keeps getting shot down, but re-arises, zombie-like, because people want to believe there is something wrong with it. Or want to believe in conspiracies. Or want to believe in something other than what "they" have told them, because that's how they show they are smarter than the rest of us and can't be taken in.
You've been taken in. And if you keep doubling down in the face of every bit of contrary evidence, it's going to get worse.
It is the so-called skeptics (they are not real skeptics) these days who are the sheep. The crap they will believe is amazing.
AVI: No, there is not something very wrong with the covid vaccine. The evidence for this keeps getting shot down.
if this vaccine is so effective, so safe, and so suited for widespread use, how can the data that was used to prove it be some sort of state secret?
if the data is as claimed and will validate, pfizer should be clamoring to release it. when have you ever seen a science team suppress their own promising results?
Bari Weiss gets it wrong by saying the media “got it wrong”.
They got it right because their goal was to libel/slander not just Rittenhouse but every Trump supporter and everyone who did not support rioting, violence and mayhem that summer. And it totally worked. Obviously.
Remember your Dalrymple: the purpose of these lies is not to inform or persuade but to intimidate and silence. Telling the media they “got it wrong” ... who cares? They sure don’t because they’re in the intimidation business, not the information business.
re. McWhorter, Woke Racism:
wanna see something funny?
https://www.worldcat.org/title/woke-racism-how-a-new-religion-has-betrayed-black-america/oclc/1280702261&referer=brief_results (use your own zipcode for best effect)
- notice how this is treated as a "public library" title, and very few "academic" libraries are picking it up?
It's interesting to see the juxtaposition between the first link and the last - the first telling you to never trust the media, the last the media purporting to give you the inside skinny on the Afghanistan withdrawal. I suspect Politico has no reporters on the ground in Afghanistan but they have plenty in Washington, the "inside skinny" consists of talking to State Department flacks, government flacks, Pentagon flacks, and CIA flacks. Do you think you're getting the unvarnished truth from all those people? No, and the same is true for almost all international, political, government, military news - the media doesn't have hordes of undercover agents planted inside the Kremlin, the Pentagon, Parliament, Congress sneaking around gathering intelligence, they're just reporting what "somebody" told them. You might wonder who that somebody was and why they told this thing. It's always somebody pushing an agenda and putting a spin on the news.
After the housing bubble burst in 2008 and crashed the economy the FED kept lowering interest rates in an attempt to stem the crash and get us back to a normal economy. But here it is 2021 and the interest rates have stayed low to almost zero. Why is that? The obvious answer is that the economy never actually came back. The FED has over the last 13 years been buying debt at a rate that is simply extraordinary and that too seems to imply that the economy never fully recovered.
But now Biden has broken all records and brought us run away inflation in a mere 10 months in office and the FED has only one choice to fight this inflation and that is to raise interest rates quickly to get ahead of this historic rate of inflation. But the FED has indicated that they don't intend to raise rates until sometime in 2021. Why is that? The obvious answer is that they are afraid to raise interest rates because the economy has not recovered after 2008 and the FED has been propping up the economy with low interest rates, buying up debt, printing money a record amount of printing press dollars and bailing out businesses.
The stock market is skyrocketing which should be a good thing but it appears to be a case of "Irrational exuberance" and cannot be sustained. In other words the stock market is in a bubble of biblical proportions. But intelligent well informed people continue to buy even though they must know it is irrational. Why is that? Because just as in the housing bubble of 2008, there is huge profit to be had and investors are generally aware of the risks but think they can still profit before that inevitable bubble burst.
So those are three of the swords of Damocles hanging over us waiting for that "event" that triggers the next crash. It will happen of course, simply look at history and you will see booms and busts are cyclical and our present cycle is already over long. But this time is different from most crashes because the FED propped everything up for so long that literally everything is up in the stratosphere supported on skinny wobbling stilts. If the FED had allowed a complete crash in 2008-9-10 instead of their band aid approach and if they had not printed money and become the lender to the world our economy wouldn't have expanded so much and our impending crash wouldn't be so gigantic.
It's going to happen, sooner or later a trigger event will crash the market and our economy and kick of a great depression from hell. There is no way out of it, now it is just a question of when and how bad.