BoingBoing
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If you ask a social scientist familiar with motivated reasoning and the backfire effect if there is any hope to ever reach people who refuse to accept facts is there any chance to change people's minds with evidence, reason, or scientific consensus they will usually point you to a 2010 paper titled: The Affective Tipping Point: Do Motivated Reasoners ever Get It'? Like most of us, political scientists David P. Redlawsk, Andrew J.W. Civettini, and Karen M. Emmerson wondered if, when confronted with challenges to their erroneous beliefs, do the people who resist efforts at correction ever come around, or are we just causing more harm than good by trusting in facts instead of using some time-tested technique from the emotional manipulation toolkit? To test this, Redlawsk and his team created a mock presidential election in which people would gradually learn more and more terrible things about their preferred virtual candidates from a virtual news media.
The Huffington Post
17 days
Kazi Fahmida. The word "home" has a dual meaning in the Rohingya language: it refers to former houses in the village as well as home in the sense of the motherland, Rakhine. Memories of dried food on rooftops and fresh green chilli gardens are symbolic of that concept of life, that stability or peacefulness, which the Rohingyas have lost. When the refugees look to the east from Bangladesh towards Arakan and the mountain range of Arakan Yoma , they "remember many things of the past". Many families were split up. Parents sent their young children away from Arakan to save their lives while they themselves chose to stay and die in their homeland. As one refugee told me in 2009: Our memory should remain alive in our songs and poems. Our children should know why we are here. And if any outsider like you wants to listen us, they would listen to our songs and might understand our situation .
The Event Chronicle
18 days
(OK) LynnAnd apparently that organizer is Tamarinda Maassen. This person would also like to know if she is a genuine ambassador? COBRA – I have answered this question. If she would know that she is an ambassador she would not ask this question. She can bring in a lot of good by bringing in more awareness of the existence of the Agarthan network to the surface population. LynnOK. Is this event significant to the Agarthan First Contact Protocol? COBRAAgain, it helps. Each event and each action that brings more awareness to the surface population is part of the contact protocol. (thank you) AaronNext question is: Kerry Cassidy has said that the light workers can carry magnets in their pockets and the magnets will help repel exotic weapon attacks of the Chimera Group. The magnets evidently reduce the attacks. Can you tell us what you know about the effectiveness of magnets in our pockets? COBRAMagnetic field can act as a repellent for negative plasma, this is true.
The Event Chronicle
19 days
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The Event Chronicle
20 days
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21stCenturyWire
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BoingBoing
24 days
This is part two in my "The Backfire Effect" series. This one focuses on motivated reasoning, specifically something called motivated skepticism. In addition, it features interviews with the scientists who coined the backfire effect term itself and who have extended their original research outside of politics and into health issues. By now youve likely heard of confirmation bias. As a citizen of the internet the influence of this cognitive tendency is constant, and its allure is pervasive. In short, when you have a hunch that you might already understand something, but dont know for sure, you tend to go searching for information that will confirm your suspicions. When you find that inevitable confirmation, satisfied you were correct all along, you stop searching. In some circles, the mental signal to end exploration once you feel like your position has sufficient external support is referred to as the wonderfully wordymakes sense stopping rule” which basically states that once you believe youve made sense of something, you go about your business satisfied that you need not continue your efforts.
Techradar
a month
Bittorrent downloads from multiple hosts simultaneously, making it a very fast and robust way to get hold of music. There are several really good Bittorrent clients for PC, but we think qBIttorrent is the most flexible: it covers most of the bases without being difficult to use or too demanding of your PC. Download here: qBittorrent Like all of Freemake's free media software, YouTube to MP3 Boom is extremely easy to use, offering only the tools and options you really need 2. Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom A streamlined music downloader that puts all the tools you need in a single neat package Dont worry, the app is a lot less clunky than the name. Freemakes music downloader is designed specifically for getting music from YouTube, and it automatically downloads MP3s in the highest possible quality 320Kbps if available.
Techradar
a month
Bittorrent downloads from multiple hosts simultaneously, making it a very fast and robust way to get hold of music. There are several really good Bittorrent clients for PC, but we think qBIttorrent is the most flexible: it covers most of the bases without being difficult to use or too demanding of your PC. Download here: qBittorrent Like all of Freemake's free media software, YouTube to MP3 Boom is extremely easy to use, offering only the tools and options you really need 2. Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom A streamlined music downloader that puts all the tools you need in a single neat package Dont worry, the app is a lot less clunky than the name. Freemakes music downloader is designed specifically for getting music from YouTube, and it automatically downloads MP3s in the highest possible quality 320Kbps if available.
MintPress News
a month
Now that the HDP politicians are under arrest, Erdogan is leaving no way for Kurds to do politics within legitimate means or doing something for their calls for more rights for the Kurdish population in the southeast. I dont know how things will unfold in the next days, weeks, or months. There could be more attacks. MPN: How do you view the recent agreement between the EU and Turkey regarding the refugee-migrant issue? BL: Erdogan is lucky, that’s what I would say. Turkey has more than 2 million refugees living in the country right now, and Europe is now paying Turkey not to send in refugees to European countries. There are negotiations, Erdogan is asking for more things, like no visa for Turks traveling in Europe. I dont know if [the EU] will meet these demands by Erdogan, but the thing is that despite his very authoritarian ways, Europe has chosen to work with him because they also want to solve their own problems, they dont want the refugees to come since the refugees have proven to be difficult to deal with in many places in Europe and they just want them to stay in Turkey, so they dont really talk much about the authoritarian ways of Erdogan, which I believe is a bit of luck for him.
Open Culture
a month
Open Culture
a month
Max Keizer
a month
and we consider the British threat to the EU: ‘if you give us a bad Brexit deal, we’ll push regulation-lite, tax haven UK even further in a race to the bottom and shoot ourselves in the foot.’ Featuring: John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, Paul Monaghan , co-founding Director of the Fair Tax Mark and Miguel Alba , Policy researcher in private sector and tax policies in Oxfam Intermón, Spain Zonas LIbres de Paraisos Fiscales initiative . Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. http://traffic.libsyn.com/taxcast/Taxcast_Jan_17.mp3 Download the mp3 to listen offline anytime on your computer, mobile/cell phone or handheld device by right clicking here and selecting ‘save link as’ It's also available on iTunes ‘I would like to see a world where…some of the…providers, if it was possible, such as Microsoft and Apple [were] potentially not being able to operate on these public service contracts and the quid pro quo would be those businesses that were trading ethically… could start to pick up the contracts that were being vacated by the tax avoiders.
BoingBoing
a month
For others constructs though, for your most cherished beliefs about things like climate change or vaccines or Republicans, instead of changing your mind in the face of challenging evidence or compelling counterarguments, you resist. Not only do you fight belief change for some things and not others, but if you successfully deflect such attacks, your challenged beliefs then grow stronger. The research shows that when a strong-yet-erroneous belief is challenged, yes, you might experience some temporary weakening of your convictions, some softening of your certainty, but most people rebound and not only reassert their original belief at its original strength, but go beyond that and dig in their heels, deepening their resolve over the long run. Psychologists call this the backfire effect , and this episode is the first of three shows exploring this well-documented and much-studied psychological phenomenon, one that youve likely encountered quite a bit lately.
Open Culture
a month
The band may have returned to their thrash roots with 2008’s Death Magnetic and this year’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct , but they’ll likely take a few more weird excursions (like their puzzling 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed ) in coming years. And yes, they gained a reputation as being stingy with their catalog during that whole Napster dust-up . But as you can hear James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett discuss in a recent Nerdist podcast (stream it at the bottom of this post), their “creative restlessness” has made them very appreciative of what other artists have done with their music, stretching it into alien genres and unexpected instrumentation and arrangements. In his self-deprecating way, Hetfield confesses, “there’s a lot of better versions of ‘ Nothing Else Matters ’ than ours.” Hammett agrees, and here youll find most of those they mention—from Scott D.
Mondoweiss
a month
Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N. The meeting was secretly taped, and you can listen to the tape here: The New York Times got a hold of the tape back in September and wrote a story about it . So did CNN . More on their accounts later. The thrust of the conversation was the mutual frustration of Kerry and the Syrians that Bashar al-Assad was still in power and able to commit atrocities with the support of the Russians, who don't adhere to international law the way we Americans do. I'd recommend listening to the whole tape; but the conversation went something like this: The Syrians complained we aren't helping enough. Kerry and his associates said we and the Saudis and Qatar and Turkey had provided huge amounts of aid to the rebels, who unfortunately were sort of aligned with extremists.
BoingBoing
2 months
Brian from the Recommend if You Like podcast sez, "For episode 200 ( MP3 ), we sat down for a 90 minute interview with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, who, at the age of 95 holds the title of 'the longest working cartoonist in history.'" (more)
Open Culture
2 months
The band may have returned to their thrash roots with 2008’s Death Magnetic and this year’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct , but they’ll likely take a few more weird excursions (like their puzzling 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed ) in coming years. And yes, they gained a reputation as being stingy with their catalog during that whole Napster dust-up . But as you can hear James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett discuss in a recent Nerdist podcast (stream it at the bottom of this post), their “creative restlessness” has made them very appreciative of what other artists have done with their music, stretching it into alien genres and unexpected instrumentation and arrangements. In his self-deprecating way, Hetfield confesses, “there’s a lot of better versions of ‘ Nothing Else Matters ’ than ours.” Hammett agrees, and here youll find most of those they mention—from Scott D.
BoingBoing
2 months
I just suggest people give it a shot and if they don't like them, they can send it back. It's free returns and all that stuff." Cold Saw (varies), also TechShop membership "I think this is my favorite tool of all time. I didn't even know about it until a few years ago. … It's slow, which is very perplexing. It's so slow that you can just see the individual teeth rolling around. It's like 100 RPM. It makes these perfectly smooth cuts. There's like a little burr that you can knock off with a file. It makes smooth cuts, it makes them square, it makes them fast, it's really safe. I love it. I'm not advising anyone purchase it. That's sort of the tough part with it, it's a big expensive tool. I use it at the TechShop. Part and parcel with recommending the cold saw is, get a membership to TechShop. They're in a lot of cities around the country, and you'll get access to a cold saw.
The Event Chronicle
2 months
Aaron – (I see) This seems to me like a first pre-emptive step in convincing people not to believe in things they are about to hear. In this new war on “fake news” just an effort to convince the masses that upcoming disclosures are not true? COBRAActually they are aware of the power of alternative media in all aspects. But again, they will not be able to stop this. They will actually bring more people into the alternative media. (OK thank you) (great back-fire) LynnForces for justice working within a wide network of international law enforcement and intelligence agencies have begun to arrest Europeans in high places for child abuse, trafficking and pedophilia. Despite the effort to suppress these arrests in the U.S.—by insisting the evidence is ‘fake news’—do you think the movement to arrest major figures involved in this activity in America will take hold among law enforcement agents in the U.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
Strangelove or Apocalypse Now, he reminds us that these mostly came years after the fact, not during the actual crises when they might have affected public opinion. After years of watching films in the dark, LaSalle is unremittingly pessimistic about the cultural power of movies, or art in general. As a service to our readers, we provide transcripts with our podcasts. We try to ensure that these transcripts do not include errors. However, due to a constraint of resources, we are not always able to proofread them as closely as we would like and hope that you will excuse any errors that slipped through. Click HERE to Download Mp3 . Full Text Transcript: Jeff Schechtman: Welcome to Radio WhoWhatWhy. I'm Jeff Schechtman. During World War II, filmmakers became a part of the war effort. Filmmakers like Frank Capra, John Huston, John Ford, and William Wyler would use the experience of war to reshape how Americans view war.
BoingBoing
2 months
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NPR News
3 months
She reached a dentist named Salem Abu al-Naser who is trapped in one of the last rebel-held neighborhoods, which he says is being pummeled with artillery, rockets and vacuum missiles. "I don't even know how to describe the kinds of things that are landing on us," he tells Alison. "These are people who love life. It's not like Aleppo is just full of a bunch of fighters or radicals," Abu al-Naser tells Alison, saying that in many cases they stay because they don't want to be homeless. "We're talking about regular people sitting in their homes," he says. "They don't want to live in refugee camps; they don't want to go to Europe. They don't want to flee." Article continues after sponsorship You can hear Alison's full report here: Horror In Aleppo: Civilians Trapped As Syrian Government Tightens Siege Listen · 3:17 3:17 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed "> iframe src="https://www.
Stack Overflow
3 months