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golden_valley

Member Since 02 February 2012 - 12:55 PM
Offline Last Active May 20 2019 07:19 PM
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Take a look at what Finland is doing to combat "fake news"

19 May 2019 - 03:41 PM

Imagine this...teaching "media literacy" and "critical thinking skills" to the population.

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As the trolling ramped up in 2015, President Sauli Niinisto called on every Finn to take responsibility for the fight against false information. A year later, Finland brought in American experts to advise officials on how to recognize fake news, understand why it goes viral and develop strategies to fight it. The education system was also reformed to emphasize critical thinking.

Maybe such a technique could be used to teach Americans the same things! Maybe our political leaders could bring in these American experts! In the words of Theodoric of York...Naaaaaahhhhhh! That would involve education which is not valued anymore unless it leads to making money.

Ever heard of One America News Network?

13 May 2019 - 05:56 PM

Apparently, it's Trump second (or maybe first) favorite network.

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Emails obtained by the Post indicate that shortly after Trump announced his candidacy, OANN executive producer Lindsay Oakley directed staff to “ALWAYS take the trump speeches live in their entirety,” adding that “Trump is being treated unfairly by the mainstream media and we need to provide the other side. . . . Not to mention we have loyal viewers that tune in specifically to see the Trump speeches live because no one else carries them. We also see some of our highest ratings during the Trump speeches.”
The network has continued its "coverage" of Trump ever since.

The black hole pictures are awesome

10 April 2019 - 10:27 AM

See the article:Posted Image

Biblical Plague hits Florida (a little early for Passover)

25 March 2019 - 07:29 PM

Florida bufo (cane) toads invade South Florida.

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Bufo toads secrete a toxic milky substance from their heads when they are handled or threatened. It can burn eyes, irritate skin and pose a serious danger to cats and dogs if the toads are ingested, the university said.

Roots of modern day Conservatism?

19 November 2018 - 01:02 PM

California conservatives and the intellectual engine of Trumpism. It is all about resentment. In my opinion the California Republicans were accustomed to living in and dominating a state in which there was enough wealth and space for the population. But changes in the population and employment types started in the '90's and accelerated thereafter. Now people feel limited and Republicans offer them nothing but vague promises of lower taxes, cultural conservatism, and freedom from something or other.