Water Cooler 3/16/17 Open Thread; New Media Goes To the White House;Hawaii Forces Church To Recommend Abortion; How Fake News Gets Made

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Up Close And Personal With Lauren Southern On Getting White House Press Access


He’s destroying the first amendment. He wants to end the free press and destroy the Republic. This is what Mussolini and Hitler pulled. And, that’s the nice stuff people have been saying about how President Trump has been handling the White House Press Corps. Of course the they in this case, are the big media outlets who have always had access, and considered White House access as their property. Needless to say they have been a little miffed at having new people in their club. Well thanks to that new media, and Ms. Lauren Southern formerly of Rebel Media, we get to see just what it is like to be the new kid on this block and get to experience it very much from her perspective.


I don’t want to spoil too much of this, the video is self produced and from the heart and watching it will convey the information from what is a completely unique perspective even if you are already aware of the topics. Included The pettiness of the press corps, how they aren’t serving the public interest, and a little bit of very fine mockery.

Hawaiian Senate Passes Bill Forcing Church To Refer Women To Abortion Clinics

This is what I call a S**T in your face piece of legislation. It’s the left showing it can ignore and will ignore everything about how this country functions  and try to work out their personal problems by punching people they think wont be able to hit back.

The Hawaii Senate passed a bill forcing pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) to refer women to state-provided medical assistance programs which include abortion. This law is particularly troubling because one PRC in Hawaii is actually housed inside a church, so the law would mandate that a church post a notice referring women to a service which includes abortion.

“The Hawaii State Senate has tragically joined with California and Illinois to force pro-life pregnancy resource centers to become abortion referral agencies,” Tom Glessner, president and CEO of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), said in a statement. But the repercussions of this law go beyond free speech and squarely into violations of religious freedom, not just in general but against a church specifically.

“The Hawaii effort to suppress free speech is especially concerning because one of the state’s pro-life centers is housed in a church — which means the church itself would be forced to refer for abortions,” Glessner explained. “This is an egregious violation of religious freedom.”

–PJ Media


Just starting out here from a purely secular perspective this a violation of the first amendment on freedom of speech pure and simple. If it’s not a medically mandated abortion there is absolutely nothing to that gives the government the right to this level of control. It’s shocking that anyone could tolerate it. To compel a place of worship to violate its faith is even more ridiculous.

All this is, is the left Hawaii showing everyone else they have the power to S**T on the people of the state and then laugh because they no there will be little to no repercussions for the action.


How Fake News Gets Made


Much of the news you get from the “regular” sources, (i.e News Papers, Magazines, Trade Publications, Radio, TV) isn’t news. It’s actually somebody’s advertising or public relations (aka propaganda). It’s a package that’s put together to either sell products , viewpoints or create impressions that can be used to manipulate people. It’s created by people outside the newsroom, it’s picked up by lazy writers and disseminated by their media outlets without ever disclosing where it came from or how it’s made.

The following is an example that shows all the earmarks of being propaganda meant to create an idea in people’s heads. While I can’t say if this particular is true or not, it’s instructive reading news with a skeptical eye


If American robots had their own economy, it’d be bigger than Switzerland

The total value of all the robots in the United States, from Roombas to aut0-manufacturing plants to those that fold laundry, and everything in between, is $732 billion, a number that, according to a study released today by researchers at CEBR and Redwood Software, is larger than that of the economy of Switzerland.

Other findings in the study suggest that American investment in robotics has doubled since 2009, and went up 30% between 2011 and 2015. The researchers also concluded that investing in robotics has a higher long-term return than that of transportation, financial services, or real estate. And all-told, robotics investment in the 35 countries that make up the OECD—including the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and others—amounted to 10% of GDP growth between 1993 and 2016. In short: Robots are very, very big business.


Once again maybe this is true, but if you look at it here’s what should be setting your alarm bells off.

  1. Economic value of industrial processes, is considered proprietary information and almost always closely guarded. If a company is making a killing by installing robots it’s very odd that they want their competitors to know.
  2. The number 732 billion has no range to it. These numbers in general have uncertainty.
  3. The company that paid for the Report, Redwood Software makes guess what ? ROBOT SOFTWARE.
  4. The Link to the company that wrote the report has nothing to recommend them or it.
  5. This is the killer there is nothing more here. There’s no other sources, and very little but the sales pitch that robots are growing big time.

Like I said, can’t say for sure if this true or not, but I know before I would depend on this, more research from better sources would be needed.



Quote of the Day:

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
—H. L. Mencken



How much do you remember about the 70s ? (Actually a pretty good decade(Hey I owned an egg shaped chair))

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