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Month: August 2017

No they didn't: "2 Florida students find 6 NASA space suits worth up to $20,000"

No they didn't: "2 Florida students find 6 NASA space suits worth up to $20,000"

Headline says “space suits“. Lead photo shows astronauts in space suits. But they actually found blue coveralls worn by some Shuttle astronauts, not “space suits”. The headline is fiction. Source: NEW: 2 Florida students find 6 NASA space suits worth up to $20,000 Clicks always outrank accuracy. Journalism has becoming a whopping joke of bull shit.

The web URL for this web site may be changing

The web URL for this web site may be changing

I originally hosted this on my own virtual server at social.coldstreams.com.  I chose to stop self hosting because: The self hosted WordPress software, themes and plug ins required an endless stream of software updates, taking up much time since I hosted 4 blogs. Google decided to force web sites to use https security by pushing sites using http way down in search results. This requires purchasing, on an annual basis, a security certificate. Because I put my blogs on subdomains…

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Eating too much protein will kill you? No, but it grabs the emotions and gets shared on #socialmedia!

Eating too much protein will kill you? No, but it grabs the emotions and gets shared on #socialmedia!

Eating too much protein will kill you? That’s the message left by hundreds of headlines and news stories earlier this week. But the statement was misleading at best and untrue in regards to the individual who died. Yet most stories ran with quotes like this: Meegan Hefford, a mother of two and bodybuilder, died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods. Source: Bodybuilder mom dies from too much protein before competition | New York Post or “That…

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Facebook launches Thought Police censorship program

Facebook launches Thought Police censorship program

Facebook has taken the step of allowing people to share the post only if they also condemn its content, which is not unprecedented but unusual, according to The Verge. Posts that include the link will automatically be removed from Facebook, unless it also includes a caption that condemns either the article or The Daily Stormer, The Verge reported. Source: Facebook is actively deleting shares of ‘The Daily Stormer’ article on Heather Heyer Obviously, the post and the racist group behind…

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Rent A Crowd “Crowds on Demand” – and How Absolutely Everything is Fake

Rent A Crowd “Crowds on Demand” – and How Absolutely Everything is Fake

A local politician came out to speak to an enthusiastic audience? Could be an entirely fake audience of paid participants.[1] A local protest takes to the streets to demand ACTION over whatever – and gets extensive media coverage? Could be a fake group of paid participants. Or sometimes, it is a mix of paid actors plus others who think its an organic, grass roots event. But its fake too. There are “public relations” firms (a.k.a. propaganda firms) that specialize in…

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Rent A Crowd "Crowds on Demand" – and How Absolutely Everything is Fake

Rent A Crowd "Crowds on Demand" – and How Absolutely Everything is Fake

A local politician came out to speak to an enthusiastic audience? Could be an entirely fake audience of paid participants.[1] A local protest takes to the streets to demand ACTION over whatever – and gets extensive media coverage? Could be a fake group of paid participants. Or sometimes, it is a mix of paid actors plus others who think its an organic, grass roots event. But its fake too. There are “public relations” firms (a.k.a. propaganda firms) that specialize in…

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Another photo not from Charlottesville, VA

Another photo not from Charlottesville, VA

This one is making the rounds – but it is not of Antifa: It is a Getty Images from May 1, 2015 and is identified as related to a Black Lives Matter demonstration. The A in a circle is a symbol used by self described Anarchists. This is not the symbol used by Antifa.  

Photo said to be from August 12 – Charlottesville, VA, circulating on social media is not from August 12

Photo said to be from August 12 – Charlottesville, VA, circulating on social media is not from August 12

The following photo is now circulating widely on social media as shown in this screen capture from Twitter:  The image used here appears, currently, in Google Image search results spanning an astounding 15 pages. The above tweet has alone been shared 227,000 times on social media. This is not the only social media copy, either. It is likely this has now been shared tens of millions of times on social media. The photo, while from Charlottesville, is of a different…

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Old News now: NY Times “large screw-up on climate change story”

Old News now: NY Times “large screw-up on climate change story”

The NY Times reported it had obtained a secret, suppressed government study on climate change that had not been made public … blah blah blah. Except it turned out that (a) the study draft had gone out for public comment in December 2016, and (b) the full draft was readily available in The Internet Archive since January. In other words, it was not secret and not suppressed. The NY Times reporter has since said they were not familiar with The…

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Old News now: NY Times "large screw-up on climate change story"

Old News now: NY Times "large screw-up on climate change story"

The NY Times reported it had obtained a secret, suppressed government study on climate change that had not been made public … blah blah blah. Except it turned out that (a) the study draft had gone out for public comment in December 2016, and (b) the full draft was readily available in The Internet Archive since January. In other words, it was not secret and not suppressed. The NY Times reporter has since said they were not familiar with The…

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