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How To Spot And Critique Censorship Tropes In The Media's Coverage Of Free Speech Controversies

American journalists and pundits rely upon vigorous free speech, but are not reliable supporters of it. They both instruct and reflect their fickle audience. … It’s easy to spot…

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Government Propaganda

Propaganda in Perspective

Perhaps the most widely accepted political idea of the past fifty years is not any particular liberal or conservative philosophy, but the universal faith in the media’s influence on politics itself.  670 more words


Thinking About China

By Alan Caruba ~

Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said “Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world.”

As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.” 848 more words

Public Opinion

A Few More Hot Days Does Not Equal A Lot More Heat Waves

By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~

Whatever the combination of human and natural causes, the world has warmed by about 0.85 degrees Celsius (1.5 degrees Fahrenheit) over the last century or so. 462 more words

Public Opinion

The CIA and the Myths of the Bin Laden Raid

The Intercept | 19 May 2015

If you read the sketchy New York Times article on the Delta Force raid into Syria a few days ago — how an ISIS leader was killed when he “tried to engage” American commandos while his fighters used women and children as shields, and an 18-year-old slave was freed with no civilian casualties thanks to “very precise fire” — you can be forgiven for thinking, “Haven’t I seen this movie before?” 1.012 more words


The sheer Galle of it: 'Regaling' Sri Lanka

Freddy Halliday, courtesy of  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-3086195/The-sheer-Galle-Turtles-notch-accommodation-total-relaxation-Sri-Lanka-finds-new-boho-chic-atmosphere.html where the title runs “The sheer Galle of it: Turtles, top-notch accommodation and total relaxation as Sri Lanka finds a new boho-chic atmosphere… 918 more words

Life Stories

22nd of May, 2015 Edition of TCTA w/ Shaun Surplus

On this edition of Two’s Company, Three’s Allowed, Shaun speaks about:

* Please note that the first two segments (one of which is only 5 mins long) of the broadcast did not record, due to the lame work of a foolish show host (namely Shaun) screwing around with buttons and dials that shouldn’t be messed with…  Whilst you don’t really miss much, you might go slightly cold turkey (about 14 mins and 30 secs worth of cold turkey in fact) of hearing Shaun’s voice.  140 more words