@tomsactive 3 weeks, 3 days ago
PopeBeanie replied to the topic Fighting Fake News in the forum NEWS NEWS NEWS!! Current Events and Favorite News Sources 5 hours, 37 minutes ago
After reading this Scientific American article, I see I shouldn’t be promoting the phrase “fake news” as if it describes the whole problem.
Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder
Many types of information disorder exist online, from fabricated videos to impersonated accounts to memes designed to manipulate genuine content.
PopeBeanie replied to the topic Heavily Biased News Orgs in the forum NEWS NEWS NEWS!! Current Events and Favorite News Sources 5 hours, 50 minutes ago
As for Epoch Times, I forgot I was in a trial period until today when they bumped up the cost to about $20/month for one paper a week. They seem flush with money and their regular subscribers seem happy to pay.
PopeBeanie replied to the topic Heavily Biased News Orgs in the forum NEWS NEWS NEWS!! Current Events and Favorite News Sources 6 hours, 2 minutes ago
Then there is Fakebook…where so many still get their daily “news”.
I quit facebook (albeit because of “friends” spreading bad news and karma), mainstream news, and talk radio long ago. I’m about to post an article about how social media’s business model in general (but especially fb) helps make bad news go viral and then feste…[Read more]
PopeBeanie replied to the topic Heavily Biased News Orgs in the forum NEWS NEWS NEWS!! Current Events and Favorite News Sources 6 hours, 17 minutes ago
All news orgs these days are heavily slanted.
Not really. I intend to suggest some that don’t twist and spin nearly as badly as Epoch Times, and I expect we will be able to suggest a few relatively trustworthy news orgs.
Girl power. Woot!
It took someone like Trump to hire someone like her. But back to the topic, in the case (for…[Read more]
BTW Can you share instructions on how to put on that filter? LOL I think I need that filter because I’m sick of looking at his dumbass
For me, it’s the same kind of self-imposed filter that keeps me from clicking on attractive ads. I say “attractive” because my eyes are inevitably drawn to them; which btw makes me feel stupid for a few seconds.
I’ve learned (thanks to @JodyLee‘s discussion) that what spirituality means to people is very personal; or rather, the way it is expressed is very personal. This reflects the fact that everyone lives their lives in their own way.
I agree, and endeavor to keep learning the depth of this very uniquely-human evol…[Read more]
I installed a Trump filter some months ago. It removes all references to Trump, all news stories and his tweets. In discussions and comments his name simply disappears but I can tell by context or a missing name who is being mentioned. I do this because I have a low tolerance threshold for people knowingly talking bullshit denying truth and full…[Read more]
PopeBeanie started the topic Heavily Biased News Orgs in the forum NEWS NEWS NEWS!! Current Events and Favorite News Sources 2 days, 5 hours ago
The Epoch Times
(I bought a subscription a couple months ago just to see how the enemy operates. Yes, this news org IS an enemy of the people!)
I’ve seen Epoch Times ads on YouTube. Here’s a short article about them:
I do think that we ALL know deep down that we are connected to “God”/”The Great Sprit” whatever you want to call “it/him/her.” (insert gender pronoun here lol)….but….I think people who call themselves atheists do not like to admit this because they cannot see/touch/feel/put under a microscope…it.
Pardon me if you haven’t retracted…[Read more]
I’m not the majority and over time maybe you guys will get used to the way I use it. 😁😁
I’m perfectly fine with that, and also tend not to be in the majority. Sometimes I’m thinking ok, fine, so what if this tennis ball hits a hornet’s nest!
Are you really THIS hung up about a word?
Here’s my opinion on why this word is a big deal, and then I’ll explain what I wish it to mean if/when I use the word.
The most obvious reason why it’s important, at least in a forum of atheists, is because the majority of people (at least in USA) mean it to refer to an ethereal third…[Read more]
Do you agree with this article that Trump has defected to the autocrats?
Maybe, but I think it’s a longer process/progression, and that’s the direction he’s headed. In a reality show, I could see him competing with autocrats to out-autocrat them, and speaking of whether or not he’s “evil”, he’s at least an enabler…[Read more]
I do think that we ALL know deep down that we are connected to “God”/”The Great Sprit” whatever you want to call “it/him/her.”
I mean really…you have totally lost all intellectual dignity when you resort to bullshit like this. I could easily say “I do think that ALL religious people know deep down that their preposterous childish beliefs are…[Read more]
So because I’m atheist, I can’t use the word ‘spiritual’ to describe something that doesn’t relate to a God?
We’re adults. And as atheists I’d say, in a sense, we are also more adult-like in some intellectual ways. And adults get to make up their own rules. So no, there is nothing stopping you from using spiritual if you like. I simply recommend…[Read more]
the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
Yeah you’ve just defined something referring to two other things that are extremely vaguely defined. “The human spirit”? Sounds like an enormous box where you put everything that’s difficult to sum upto words. “Soul”. I think there are about…[Read more]
@davis – we can give you definitions til we’re blue in the face, but you will probably continue to ignore them.
That’s because you rarely give a definition that actually describes things in meaningful ways. They are full of weasel words, vagueries, subject avoiding, non-committal references and basically ever device imaginable to avoid making any…[Read more]
…cherry pick and twist my words. You’re really good at that
We have an expression in Spanish (…lo dijo Blas…). It refers to any situation where someone cries “foul” but in reality that person is as guilty or flagrantly drippingly guilty of the very thing they’re complaining someone else does.
…cherry pick and twist my words. You’re rea…
So to keep to buy original example about the soul, I think there are both physical and spiritual aspects of our being
Yeah well what does spiritual mean? What do you mean by this statement? I cannot understand it. Please elaborate
atheists fully understand and the lens through which we describe what we think we know depends upon our world…
The first I’d heard of them was because of the Netflix series on it. It’s about time anyway that I quit Amazon video and sign up at Netflix again. I switch when I feel I’ve binged all the good stuff, and Netflix tends to last longer than Amazon.
This is scary shit. I wonder if Bannon or the Mercers are into it, too.
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