The idea is controversial, to say the very least. For many in the rank-and-file military, it seems absurd, a bewildering cultural change that threatens to upend many assumptions about military life and traditional career paths. But while it's not universally embraced, there is interest in Congress and among some of the military's uniformed leaders — even, they say, in exploring how the services could apply this concept to the enlisted force.
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Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #15128 on: Jun 19th, 2016, 5:04pm »
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” ~ Joseph Goebbels
Media Distorting Facts to Serve World Elites at Levels Never Seen Before
Elites have become adept at controlling media narratives, going so far as to ostracize reporters who “veer” from a particular narrative: “It’s certainly happening here in the United States,” said Attkisson.
"I think they’ve been pushing narratives a lot for the last couple of years in a way I haven’t seen five years ago … ten years ago, for sure. It’s almost like someone’s given a license at the top. It used to be done kind of subtly, but now it’s sort of encouraged. It’s almost as if everybody’s on the same page now. I think it’s inappropriate. I think that different views should be represented. It doesn’t have to be 50-50 every time that every story has to be given equal time. But over time, different views should be heard, and we just don’t hear that anymore."
As for reporters, she asserted:
"When they veer from the narrative that’s trying to be established by whatever power that exists, they’re controversialized, they’re bullied, they’re driven out of the mainstream. It’s a global trend. Whoever is trying to control the narrative has figured this out. They’re applying similar techniques around the world, and it’s certainly happening here in the United States."
I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of responsibility, trustees for the public; that all acceptance of lesser service than the public service is a betrayal of this trust.
I believe that clear thinking, clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.
I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.
I believe that suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.
I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman; that bribery by one’s own pocket book is as much to be avoided as bribery by the pocketbook of another; that individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another’s instructions or another’s dividends.
I believe that advertising, news and editorial columns should alike serve the best interests of readers; that a single standard of helpful truth and cleanness should prevail for all; that supreme test of good journalism is the measure of its public service.
I believe that the journalism which succeeds the best-and best deserves success-fears God and honors man; is stoutly independent; unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power; constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid, is quickly indignant at injustice; is unswayed by the appeal of the privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance, and as far as law, an honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood can make it so, an equal chance; is profoundly patriotic while sincerely promoting international good will and cementing world-comradeship, is a journalism of humanity, of and for today’s world."
>>> It isn’t perfect, but neither is the profession occupied by imperfect human beings. That, however, does not excuse the blatant disregard for most of the tenets of this creed by our current broadcast media, print media, and news oranizations. <<<
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“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.” ~ Joseph Goebbels
Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #15132 on: Jun 20th, 2016, 08:53am »
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Second Appearance of Gravitational Waves Highlights Mysterious Black Holes
by Micah Hanks 20 June 2016
A century ago, acclaimed physicist Albert Einstein presented his revolutionary theory of relativity, and with it, a number of calculable predictions about how out universe works. Among these had been the notion that gravitational “waves” would be eventually detected, further bolstering the certainty that Einstein’s vision of our universe would turn out to be the most accurate statement on physical reality as we know it to-date.
Over the years, many of the physicist’s predictions have been experimentally confirmed, although the search for gravity waves remained elusive — and perhaps famously so — for decades. That all changed earlier this year in February, when the long-awaited experimental verification for their existence was confirmed, thanks to the efforts of the staff of physicists at the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Waves Observatory (LIGO).
Now, it seems the LIGO team has managed to spot gravity waves once again.
Yesterday, the announcement occurred during a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in San Diego, California, where a second affirmed detection of gravitational waves was shared. The second batch of information was actually obtained back in December, around the time February’s official announcement was being crafted.
David Shoemaker of MIT says that, “The fact that we’ve now seen more than one is very exciting, [and] it takes us out of the ‘gee whiz, could it be true?’ mindset to yes, this is a tool that we can use.”