Thursday, July 20, 2017

Keeping an Open Mind, but not so Open your Brains Fall out

Critical Thinking

Subtitle: Inflammatory Copy

At the beginning of July 2017 I commented that I was to start a Trump News Blackout.  It has been in force for about 2 weeks now.

- Not reading any article that is pro or anti Trump
- If Trump appears on any TV or Youtube broadcast, immediately switch to something else.

Coverage on Donald Trump has now reached the stage were both sides present maliciously titled copy.

But I'm not talking about the Established Press.   I'm talking about the Web based press.  Of the 12 Based Political News feeds I read daily one has become a virtual cesspit of inaccuracy and inflammatory titled and contented writing.

I made some other checks.  Of the 54 fees on Religion that I read daily (!!) at least 2 have inflammatory copy.  Nearly all articles they publish are offensively titled  (and arguable contented)

In the UK the Obscene Publications Act and a variety of associated defences (see linked article) deal with printed and UK web hosted material that is liable to

deprave and corrupt

Unfortunately this is aimed at Pornography and not the torrent of Fake News stories, again set forth by the NON traditional press  (in other words CNN, BBC they are the good guys),  that IMHO also should fall under this category

Repeat: Not Mainstream Media

Fake News: This is not news that you don't agree with

Fake News: the 99.999% of it is coming from Internet Based News sources.  Relatively, the Established Media is not only clean, but squeaky clean and more over, accountable.

Fake News: Is pandering to and supporting the closed not open minded people who need to read again and again why their [mostly] hate filled ideas are justified.

Of the 1000 titles in feeds that were reading candidates for today here are some examples. A few disgust me, whilst many are legitimate.  Can you categorise them correctly?  The titles are quite proportionate the level of vitriol and bullshit contained within them   (google exact title to content check)


Donald Trump Ends Covert CIA Program To Arm "Moderate" Syrian Rebels

Here's Why I Know Bitcoin and Ethereum Are In a Bubble, Built On Top of Outright Scams

"Push Trump Off A Cliff" - Rosie O'Donnell "Sparks Outrage"

Tennis Legend Boris Becker Bankrupt, Burns €100MM Fortune With Help of "Nigerian Investments"

Trump Blasts Obama "He Knew [Obamacare] Was A Lie"; Tells GOP: "Don't Leave Town Until Healthcare Is Done"

Trump Bashes Fake News for G20 Putin Conspiracy Theories

Trump Slams "Fake News Story Of Secret Dinner With Putin" At G-20 - "Press Knew!"

The US’s proposals for bringing back auto jobs would more likely kill them instead

Macron’s France has dethroned Trump’s America as the world’s top soft power

UNESCO is an Immoral, Anti-Semitic Organization

Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In

The Islamic View of "Feminism"

Putin Looked Trump in the Eye and Lied to Him

Trump Re-Ups Iran Nuclear Deal He Once Called The 'Worst Deal Ever'

Hackers can take control of your Segway hoverboard

Ubiquiti Edgeswitch 8 150W Managed PoE+ Gigabit

Trump endorses FCC's plan to roll back net neutrality

Apple patents a feature that could save lives


WTB: CPU Upgrade Cards like Microsoft Mach 10

Why Windows File Server Archive ROIs are Broken

Microsoft: Full Windows 10 is not coming to smartphones

How I wasted a whole day trolling with assembly

Apple Security Update 2017-003 19 Jul 2017 For OS X 10.11.

All New iPhone Models Facing Production Delays

Software Problems With iPhone 8 Wireless Charging and 3D Sensor Causing 'Panic' at Apple


Some Idiots I Work With Don't Believe In Front-Mid Engine Layouts

Young People Aren't Saving Harley-Davidson

Ferrari Is Being Extremely Silly And Calling Its SUV An 'FUV' Instead: Report

Georgia Mayor Lashes Out at Atheist Who Criticized “In God We Trust” on Cop Cars

The Most Controversial Claim Jesus Made

Iowa GOP Leader: Atheists Are Lying By Quoting Me Verbatim

Jesus Taking the Wheel Is An Awful Driving Strategy

Turkey: Erdogan's Obsession to Take Jerusalem

Top musicians are to sing all 150 Psalms in one weekend. What can this teach our world today?

Was this Catholic cardinal a saint or a pro-Nazi war criminal?

Life expectancy isn't rising any more. This is what the Bible says about it

Darkstat – A Web Based Linux Network Traffic Analyzer


How to block database connections

The world’s plastic problem, in two charts

How Exactly Did 15 Pounds of Meat End Up on a Roof in Florida? An Investigation


The BBC’s top male star is paid four times as much as its top female star

Bloated Blokes Club

Is a total news boycott & head in the sand attitude necessary for the future sanity of thinking humankind?

I really hope not.  Back to the original quote. By whom exactly?

Keep an Open Mind, but not so Open your Brains Fall out