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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lehrer thought the industry's credibility was in question: "Journalism has become something to watch rather than to believe," he said. Jim Lehrer's rules of journalism Do nothing I cannot defend. Cover, write and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me. Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story. Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am. Assume the same about all people on whom I report. Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise. Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything. Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions. No one should be able to attack another anonymously. Finally, I am not in the entertainment business.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Before class each day, a high-school teacher in Indianapolis grabs a clear plastic bag and fastens it to her waist with a ribbon. read more


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Just like police dogs, these rats are trained to detect harmful substances with their sensitive noses " and in countries like Cambodia, Angola and Zimbabwe...Whether it's landmines or disease, the rats are saving lives and changing perceptions, beginning to be seen as the intelligent, compassionate creatures they are.

Unlike other search methods, which include metal detectors and careful digging over the course of five days, the rats can clear land the size of a tennis court in just 20 minutes. While it may seem dangerous, the rats are far too light to detonate any of the explosives.

[Rats also] speed up the TB testing process and can go through up to 1,000 samples per week. Since TB can quickly get worse without treatment, sick patients are able to get the help they need at a faster rate.


Monday, January 20, 2020

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize... We cannot walk alone. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." read more


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

...young Iranians say they admire, of all places, America... Perhaps the most striking thing about anti-Americanism in Iran today is how little of it actually exists. After the September 11 attacks, a large, spontaneous candlelight vigil took place in Tehran, where the thousands gathered shouted "Down with terrorists." Though hard-line officials urge "Death to America" during Friday prayers, most Iranians seem to ignore the propaganda. "The paradox of Iran is that it just might be the most pro-American...populace in the Muslim world..."


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www.thewrap.com

She said she stuttered out a combination of Knicks and Lakers which came out as Nakers.

Also Boaz was clear that he also believed she did't actually use the N word. See #2.

Our brains can make judgements on things heard which are highly suggestable.

To see an amazing example of this watch this 34 second video that shows the same clip of Grover from Sesame Street three times. One of the times it is hard NOT to hear the F bomb because of what is being written on screen while another time it is obvious the F bomb was not used. All power of suggestion.

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I think this is the same with the MSNBC clip. If it is suggested the N word was used it will more likely sound like it was.

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