Could it be they have an “awareness” level different that that propagated by “lamestream” corporate media…?

…Could it be they have an “awareness” level different that that propagated by “lamestream” corporate media…?

The Sickeningly Low Vaccination Rates at Silicon Valley Day Cares

A WIRED investigation shows that some children attending day care facilities affiliated with prominent Silicon Valley companies have not been completely vaccinated against preventable infectious diseases. At least, that’s according to a giant database from the California Department of Public Health, which tracks the vaccination rates at day care facilities and preschools in the state. We selected more than 20 large technology and health companies in the Bay Area and researched their day care offerings. Of 12 day care facilities affiliated with tech companies, six—that’s half—have below-average vaccination rates, according to the state’s data.

Six out of 12 facilities WIRED surveyed have a level of measles vaccination too low to provide herd immunity…….Read Full Story

 

 

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”  ….Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Until “we” demand to see the proposal fully disclosed and transparent how can we legitimately assess whether it is truly “neutral”…?

…Until “we” demand to see the proposal fully disclosed and transparent how can we legitimately assess whether it is truly “neutral”…?

Republican FCC Member Warns Net Neutrality Is Not Neutral

 

02-10-2015 • breitbart.com… Ajit Pai, one of two Republican Commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), inferred in a tweet that President Barack Obama’s secret, 332-page "Net Neutrality" document is a scheme for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives’ idea of honest, equitable, and balanced content fairness.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently acknowledged that the three Democrats on the commission had decided to avoid Congressional input regarding the Internet by adopting President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1934 Communications Act to regulate the Internet with the same federal control as the old AT&T customer monopoly. To make sure that libertarian advocates would remain in the dark, Wheeler "embargoed" release of any of the specifics in the new administrative "policy" that will act as law.  Read Full Story

 

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”  ….Henri J.M. Nouwen

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I don’t know about you … but … I read Az. Gov. Ducey has made it abundantly clear he has absolutely NO intention of providing you and I with full disclosure or transparency … He will solely decide what you and I are to know … Just how do you think this is going to work out…?

clip_image002…I don’t know about you … but … I read Az. Gov. Ducey has made it abundantly clear he has absolutely NO intention of providing you and I with full disclosure or transparency … He will solely decide what you and I are to know … Just how do you think this is going to work out…?

 

“There is no try. There is only do.”  …. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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like Brian Williams of NBC news … the truth is simply what they say it is … got it…!

clip_image002…It appears that Arizona chose to elect a Governor and a majority to its State legislature while declaring themselves “Republicans” choose not to endorse nor sanction nor espouse the sentiment of the 16th President of these United States …. Abraham Lincoln … “I am a firm believer if given the truth. They can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.  The great point is to bring them the real facts.” … like Brian Williams of NBC news … the truth is simply what they say it is … got it…!

 

“Hope is the thing with feathers   That perches in the soul   And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.”  ….Emily Dickinson

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The history of the state-media complex consists of an endless stream of examples of the media lying, exaggerating, and selectively reporting on behalf of the state; most consistently, on the subject of war

clip_image002 The history of the state-media complex consists of an endless stream of examples of the media lying, exaggerating, and selectively reporting on behalf of the state; most consistently, on the subject of war.

Brian Williams: A Necessary Sacrifice to the State-Media Complex

 

http://eleemacfall.liberty.me/2015/02/12/brian-williams-a-necessary-sacrifice-to-the-state-media-complex/

Libertarian political theory, especially when informed by economics, tells us that the political class is essentially parasitic. And parasitism, of course, has a long-run tendency to devolve into self-cannibalism. So for those of us who take a critical view of the political class from outside of it, it can be amusing to watch when it begins to eat itself. Nobody within the liberty movement should be surprised, then, at how quickly the media turned on NBC anchor Brian Williams after he admitted to having spun tall tales about his time in Iraq in 2003.

But amusing aspects of this story aside, it is worth considering why a major news anchor admitting to lies should be a more grievous offense than telling them. And the answer lies in the relationship of the mainstream press to government power.

For the majority of American history, the press has been instrumental in the promotion of state power. And if we consider the wisdom of Randolph Bourne that “war is the health of the state”, we will know that the promotion of state power necessarily entails the promotion of war. As Sheldon Richman wrote yesterday, Brian Williams’ sensationalist reporting on the Iraq war was fuel for the war’s public support. But Williams, in the big picture, is little more than a disposable cog in the system of pro-state propaganda that the press has become, and for the purposes of a propaganda machine, a person who tells the truth is a part of the machine that has been bent out of shape.

We can see this principle in action during the Civil War, when President Lincoln attempted to silence anti-war opinion in the North by forcibly closing newspapers that published criticism of the war, and of Lincoln personally. (See the work of Thomas J. DiLorenzo, who has written extensively on this subject.) The extent to which that occurred is a matter of disagreement, but that it happened is not. Newspapers were closed, and some were burnt in acts of mob violence fueled by “patriotic” fervor. Regardless of how often such censorship was accomplished by official sanction, papers naturally learned that support for the war was the best way to ensure their ongoing existence, leading to a centralization of power and money in those news sources that benefited the state.

This was a lesson the industry did not forget during the wars that followed. William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer pioneered “yellow journalism” during the Spanish American war, perhaps most famously by publishing the headline, “The War Ship Maine was Split in Two by an Enemy’s Secret Infernal Machine” in the New York Journal. Meanwhile Pulitzer’s paper, theNew York World blamed Spain for the incident (even though Pulitzer would admit privately that he believed no such thing). More subtly, Hearst and Pulitzer published propaganda in favor of the war, citing the economic necessity of American industrial interests in Cuba.

During the first World War, Wilson’s domestic policy reinforced the statist bent of the press through the Committee on Public Information and the Sedition Act of 1918. Papers routinely condemned anti-war conviction as “cowardice” and “treason”. And by the time World War II happened, it seems as though the press had thoroughly learned its lesson: the state is the health of lucrative media, and war is the health of the state. Although criticism of President Roosevelt’s New Deal was in the minority, it was still relatively substantial. But war criticism was sparse. While that was true in other countries, it is still interesting how reporting on the war was handled by the American press as opposed to elsewhere. British media, while not expressing sympathy for Hitler or the Nazi Party, nevertheless portrayed Hitler’s expressed motivations honestly and without exaggeration. American media, by contrast, never failed to cram every headline and report with sensationalist and jingoistic language. (I recommend the School Sucks Podcast, episode 246, for Brett Veinotte’s excellent commentary on this topic.)

Little has changed in the time since then, except that state support in the media is now so reflexive that direct censorship is no longer even needed. Major media sources have for so long subsisted on a fattening diet of government press releases that it is unthinkable for one of their journalists to speak out against the state, especially when it comes to war. The centralization of media through government has led to a Fabian choice between the evils of pro-war “conservative” reporting versus “liberal” reporting favoring expansionist domestic policy; while neither side ever really offers substantial resistance to either the warfare state or the welfare state (as libertarian writers have long argued, you never really get one without the other). Journalists are forced between a commitment to honesty or a career in major media (see, for example, the way in which resistance to the War in Vietnam was pioneered by alternative magazines such as Playboyand Rolling Stone; or the fact that a modern journalistic critic of the warfare state such as Glenn Greenwald had to go to the relative fringe to find a home at Salon).

The history of the state-media complex consists of an endless stream of examples of the media lying, exaggerating, and selectively reporting on behalf of the state; most consistently, on the subject of war. Brian Williams’ lies were, essentially, war propaganda; and his admission that he had lied was an inadvertent admission of the true function so-called “journalists” like himself serve. His peers had no choice but to sacrifice him as an act of atonement, lest they risk the favor they have so diligently preserved as the state’s propaganda arm.

 

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” …. Nelson Mandela

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Like is there really any doubt…?

…Like is there really any doubt…?

Who’s going to sue the FCC over net neutrality? Probably the cable lobby. "A top lobbyist for the cable industry is signaling that his organization will probably sue the government over its proposed net neutrality rules when the time comes," reports The Post’s Brian Fung. "Although board members at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association haven’t resolved to sue, it’s ‘highly likely’ the trade group would join a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission, said NCTA president and chief executive Michael Powell.”

 

“Hope is the thing with feathers   That perches in the soul   And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.”  ….Emily Dickinson

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Not only do Arizona legislators NOT want to inform you and me about what they do … now they want to remain longer in office to have more time to screw us ever more … and likely being “sheep” we will allow this to occur…

clip_image002…Not only do Arizona legislators NOT want to inform you and me about what they do … now they want to remain longer in office to have more time to screw us ever more … and likely being “sheep” we will allow this to occur…

 

“As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you.”   George Alexiou

 

 

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