Category Archives: All show-no go – spin

Anti-vaxxers, the Momo challenge … why lies spread faster than facts | Books | The Guardian

Today’s threat to the truth also comes from a social media whose algorithms prefer virality to veracity, where lies spread faster than facts. It comes from ideologues happy to dismiss overwhelming scientific evidence, whether on climate change or the safety of vaccination, as breezily as those who once insisted that the Earth was flat. It comes from a technology now so advanced that it can create false evidence, in the form of deepfake video, audio and text.

Source: Anti-vaxxers, the Momo challenge … why lies spread faster than facts | Books | The Guardian

The Today Show Grants Covington Catholic Student an Interview to Spin His Story

The country’s treatment of Kavanaugh and Sandmann reveal the conclusion of that calculus. We have seen it before, we will see it again. Familiarity doesn’t dilute the poison.

Source: The Today Show Grants Covington Catholic Student an Interview to Spin His Story

Farewell to the INF Treaty (II) – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com – Military-Industrial Complex wants contracts to build weapons no one needs!

If Russia does not cease its alleged violations of the INF Treaty within 60 days, Washington will withdraw from the treaty. Credible evidence for those alleged violations is as absent today, as sound proof of the alleged Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The western debate is still ignoring solid Russian evidence that the USA is violating the INF Treaty with the installation of NATO’s missile defense systems in Romania and Poland. Yesterday, NATO foreign ministers blamed Russia for the abrogation of the treaty. Berlin seeks to avoid the installation of US medium-range missiles in Europe, because they would restrict the EU’s planned military autonomy. Government advisors are suggesting other armament measures against Russia.

Source: Farewell to the INF Treaty (II) – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com

No, 30,000 migrants haven’t disappeared in Germany ‘without a trace’

When Bild reported on Thursday that 30,000 rejected asylum seekers had gone missing without a trace in Germany it was soon picked up in the international media. The only problem? It isn’t true.

This is not the first time Bild has produced bogus reporting on refugees this year. In February the tabloid was forced to admit that a report on mass sexual assaults by migrants in Frankfurt over New Year had been completely made up.

Source: No, 30,000 migrants haven’t disappeared in Germany ‘without a trace’

Chris Uhlmann Australia’s Political Editor: Trump ‘has no desire and no capacity to lead the world’ | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Speaking on Sunday from the G20 conference in Hamburg, Uhlmann said Trump had shown “no desire and no capacity to lead the world” and was himself “the biggest threat to the values of the west”.“He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense that some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him,” Uhlmann said.“Where was the G20 statement condemning North Korea which would have put pressure on China and Russia? Other leaders expected it, they were prepared to back it, but it never came.”

Source: Chris Uhlmann Australia’s Political Editor: Trump ‘has no desire and no capacity to lead the world’ | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Sorry Veep, America already leads the world in space by a large margin | Ars Technica

no other nation can come close to the United States in space. Moreover, because of the long lead times baked into aerospace development, almost every “accomplishment” that demonstrates American leadership in space during the next 3.5 years will have started long before President Trump took office. That said, here’s a rundown of how America already leads in space.

Source: Sorry Veep, America already leads the world in space by a large margin | Ars Technica

Video: Police Break Up Rock Concert On Orchard Street, Arresting Two: Gothamist – act like thugs because they can get away with it!

“As soon as the cops pulled up the leaders of the event grabbed the permits,” he said. “They [the police] forced us to stop playing and grabbed our drummer by the shirt and dragged him through the crowd.”“We had the proper permits,” The Cast Owner Chuck Gaurino told Bowerie Boogie. “Taped to all the amps like we always do. In the years past, the cops would roll up to check to see if we have our permits, we show them, they say ok keep it cool, and they go on their way. It was an insane act of excessive force to say the least.”

Source: Video: Police Break Up Rock Concert On Orchard Street, Arresting Two: Gothamist

Evolution theory to be scrapped from Turkish schoolbooks | News | DW | 23.06.2017 – dumber youth to assure idiots rule the country!

A chapter entitled “Beginning of Life and Evolution” will be deleted from the standard biology textbooks used in high schools in Turkey, with the explanation that the “controversial” material was difficult to understand for average students, education authorities have said.”We are aware that if our students don’t have the background to comprehend the premises and hypotheses, or if they don’t have the knowledge and scientific framework, they will not be able to understand some controversial issues, so we have left out some of them,” Alparslan Durmus, head of the national education board, said.The material will remain available only to students who are on the path to go on to university, aged 18 or 19, he added. The changes are part of a new curriculum that will go into effect at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, which was formulated in accordance with “Turkish values,” Durmus said.From embracing religious headscarves at some schools to shifting curricula, school education in Turkey has grown increasingly religious under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP). The issue of teaching evolution has been fought over for years.

Source: Evolution theory to be scrapped from Turkish schoolbooks | News | DW | 23.06.2017