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Eric Logan
Obama’s $11 Billion Arms Deal With Terror-Sponsoring Nation of Qatar. - http://www.independentsentinel.com/obamas-...
Obama’s $11 Billion Arms Deal With Terror-Sponsoring Nation of Qatar.
Apaches and Javelin defense systems are heading off to Qatar as part of our wonderful relationship with the terror-sponsoring nation that also happens to share close ties with Hamas and Al Qaeda. The weapons are valued at $11 billion. - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Regarding the agenda of this publication: [Google; site:independentsentinel.com israel http://www.google.com/#q=site...] It has repeatedly sided with the Israeli government against the American government. - Sean McBride
rotflmao.....this is a zio and right wing propaganda site. - American
I don't know much about the site a friend posted the article pointing out the circular nature of arming Qatar who funds Hamas while we also arm and fund Israel. - Eric Logan
Sean McBride
On Twitter as a social media tool
Don't focus on this or that Twitter feed -- view Twitter whole as a social system, with trending stories, themes, points, etc. that are moving the conversation on particular topics in one direction or another based on the degree of attention they are receiving. - Sean McBride
And, yes, Twitter is a powerful propaganda tool when viewed from this perspective. And, yes, Twitter is now the hottest platform for the formation of elite opinion on a variety of issues. Governments and special interest groups are acutely aware of its power and are developing advanced tools to fully exploit it. - Sean McBride
"yes, Twitter is now the hottest platform for the formation of elite opinion on a variety of issues." -- Vunderbar. In light of this, in your estimation, what percentage of think tanks will close up shop and instead of producing position papers, conferences and panels, Tweet? - ChasMark
Twitter is not a substitute for traditional media (including books, dissertations, articles, papers, etc.) -- it's a meta-medium which permits one to move around mental energy and attention about all previous media artifacts. That is a powerful form of cultural leverage. - Sean McBride
All that sticks in the public mind on any complex policy issue are a few clear signals, points and themes. - Sean McBride
What is the proportion of Americans who get their "clear signals, points and themes" from Twitter as opposed to talk radio/television? - ChasMark
you sound like a luddite, Chas. It's another medium to communicate. And it's beating the establishment to storylines that the MSM tends to parrot. check out the Girl In Gaza. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women... - Chu_
ChasMark -- Twitter is highly influential among the minds that control the editorial agenda of the traditional mass media. You need to wrap your mind around the concept of *leverage*. - Sean McBride
ChasMark -- would it be fair to say that you are generally behind the curve regarding cutting-edge information and communications technologies? - Sean McBride
The smartest people I know now turn to Twitter first for scanning news about the world -- it cuts through the mainstream media crap like a surgical knife. - Sean McBride
HR 2847. not much. Are you still a Fan of Hillary Leveritt, or has that ship sailed? - Chu_
Yes I still respect Flynt (especially) and Hillary's analysis, even tho they (mostly she) are avowed Chomskyites. I would willingly move to State College PA to participate in Flynt's courses at Penn State. He is the last of the WASP elite. - ChasMark
Artificial intelligence can produce much better results in these matters than individuals, no matter how smart they are. - Sean McBride
I do much more analysis than you do, ChasMark -- you haven't been paying attention. And I increasingly rely on Semantic Web tools to do that analysis. - Sean McBride
thanks for the info. Also here's a twitter feed on top #Gaza links, it doesn't have to be one person to connect to. https://twitter.com/search... - Chu_
Review my Mondoweiss archive -- see if you can understand it. And you might also ask your daughter to bring you to speed on the latest knowledge technologies for analyzing historical data. - Sean McBride
@ Chu - thx - ChasMark
Flynt Leverett is an excellent political analyst, but he is not even in the ballpark concerning the development of powerful knowledge systems that synthesize data from all domains. You think the world revolves around Mideast politics -- not even close. Edward Snowden provided a few insights about where the real action is -- you need to peruse all the documents he released and understand them. - Sean McBride
You need to spend more time digesting the papers from technical conferences from a wide variety of domains connected to computational social science. They will rock the world long after contemporary political debates are forgotten. You need to think big. - Sean McBride
Research = knowledge . Twitter/tech = tool to spread the knowledge. You gotta do both. But you also gotta'' keep the truth simple stupid''. Pare it to its essence. - American
American -- you get it! And your comment nicely demonstrates the desirable mindset. - Sean McBride
Paring P/I to its essence is what the media doesnt do....'If' that was done there would be no further 'debate'....the verdict would be passed. - American
Exactly: real moral clarity (not the debased "moral clarity" touted by the neocons) is based on intellectual clarity. - Sean McBride
The tactic of Israeli hasbara and the msm is to get people to ask the wrong questions. - American
Their tactic is to keep the most important questions completely out of view. That, of course, is an ancient propaganda trick. - Sean McBride
is propaganda ancient? - Chu_
The basic laws of propaganda were well understood several millennia ago. Propaganda is all about mass mind control. The basic principles of effective propaganda are eternal and universal. - Sean McBride
The basics: highlight your positives, downplay your opponent's positives; highlight your opponent's negatives, downplay your negatives. - Sean McBride
What is the proportion of Americans who get their "clear signals, points and themes" from Twitter as opposed to talk radio/television? - ChasMark
You still don't understand the basic principles of pyramidal social power and leverage. Move the 1% at the top of the pyramid and the 99% will follow. History is being perpetually churned and dominated by vanguard minds and small vanguard social networks. - Sean McBride
'' History is being perpetually churned and dominated by vanguard minds and small vanguard social networks. - Sean McBride).....And its also being perpetually overthrown by the mass minds when they decide they dont like whatever various vanguard. Seesaws. Humpty Dumpty. - American
American -- when you study the history of modern revolutions, all across the political spectrum, you will find that small vanguard groups were in control of events. The American and Russian Revolutions are good examples. The masses are always led by elites who understand the esoteric operations of power -- that's just the way it is. - Sean McBride
Without the American Founding Visionaries (elitists all), there would have been no American Revolution. "The masses" would have had not had the slightest idea of how to create and manage a revolution -- they would have been crushed by Britain. - Sean McBride
Vanguard elites understand how to exploit and steer mass passions -- from their standpoint that inchoate energy is just raw fuel for powering a carefully constructed political machine. - Sean McBride
Chas - here's an article on the FED. thought you'd like it. http://religionandpolitics.org/2013... - Chu_
thanks Chu - ChasMark
"principles of pyramidal social power and leverage. " Sean, I agree that this is the current (old paradigm) which still defines much of the world, but it seems to me that a more egalitarian new paradigm is emerging, particularly in the South American republics of Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil. - weareone
I need to learn more about that -- and will look into it. - Sean McBride
"it seems to me that a more egalitarian new paradigm is emerging" let's hope so. It's desperately needed. - Chu_
It certainly is, Chu. These countries are perhaps on the vanguard of social and political change. Evo Morales is the first democratically elected president of Bolivia from the indigenous population and seems to be working to combat US corporate influence in Bolivia. - weareone
I remember Morales election, and couldn't believe he was the 1st native to be elected. ~recall the cocoa leaves. - Chu_
Chu, I think you may have posted this article on another thread from Walid: "Israel is a Terrorist State: Bolivian President" http://www.ibtimes.com/israel-... - weareone
Maybe so - They have always been the terrorists. It's their cornerstone to their state's founding, and they have attack dogs like Sean Hannity defending their criminal apartheid state only yesterday. The big truth needs to get realized by the West. But actually most of the west realizes they fomented a violent Jones-town in the Arab world, but the bought and paid for shills (our... more... - Chu_
Oh, the Yale connection? I didn't know. Interesting. - weareone
phil weiss had a great takedown of going to Eliezer Society. It was like a horror story. He could have added thunder and lightening to make it even better. http://mondoweiss.net/2012... [462 comments] - Chu_
Thanks for the link, Chu. - weareone
Booker is a chabadnick. It's funny the people of Newark never knew about his secret. The media portrayed him as the hero of Newark, - saving people from burning buildings,etc. I used to like him until I learned about Eliezier and his best pal is Smuley Boteach. - Chu_
Sean McBride
In American politics, it's now all about billionaires.
1. [Google; billionaires crony capitalism http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 2. [Google; billionaires christians http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 3. [Google; billionaires democrats http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 4. [Google; billionaires ethnicity http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 5. [Google; billionaires hedge funds http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 6. [Google; billionaires high tech http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 7. [Google; billionaires internet http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 8. [Google; billionaires israel http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 9. [Google; billionaires jews http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 10. [Google; billionaires political donors http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 11. [Google; billionaires republicans http://www.google.com/#q=bill...] 12. [Google; billionaires wall street... more... - Sean McBride
Do you know the difference between a Millionaire and a Billionaire ? - Eric Logan
Other than the obvious answer? -- one billionaire = 1,000 millionaires? - Sean McBride
If a Millionaire spent a dollar a second he would be broke in 11.5 days. It would take a Billionaire almost 32 years to go broke at the same rate of spending. - Eric Logan
Those are enlightening numbers. - Sean McBride
the differences between billionaire and millionaire are astounding. In 33 years the NBA Clippers went from 12.5 million to 2 billion. That base figure increased 167 times. - Chu_
The real power bloc to be focusing on are billionaires + hectomillionaires -- they tend to operate as a unified political force, in control of the policy conversation from the far left to the far right. - Sean McBride
re re hectomillionaire: then the billionaire seems like a piker. Oh such problems being in the 1%.: - Chu_
That's another fallacy Chu to be in the 1 % you only need to earn $388,905. - Eric Logan
pardon, the 1% of the 1%... - Chu_
I have no problem with people becoming billionaires on the basis of creating productive goods and services -- that's a good thing. Wealth created on the basis of pure financial manipulation and crony capitalism is another matter. - Sean McBride
But this is certain: any society in which too much wealth is collected in too few hands is destined for collapse. - Sean McBride
Financial services titans are the robber barons of the age. - Eric Logan
They are. - Sean McBride
'' Wealth created on the basis of pure financial manipulation and crony capitalism is another matter. - Sean McBride''.......Ditto, but that is actually how a lot of millionaires and billionaires are created today. "Pure' success, that is also ethical is rarer and rarer. - American
The pertinent question in our society is the important distinction between pure capitalists and political entrepreneurs. - Eric Logan
'' Financial services titans are the robber barons of the age. - Eric Logan)....Yep and once aqain I urge everyone to read my post on GFTG ----> http://rt.com/usa... Secret trade agreement covering 68 percent of world services published by WikiLeaks------to understand the world of hurt headed for the world by placing unregulated private "global' financial entities on the same par with... more... - American
"any society in which too much wealth is collected in too few hands is destined for collapse." Collapse or neofeudalism. Picture the a modern serfdom under the thumb of financial manipulating kings and their castle entourage. - Chu_
But there is a well-established history of regimes of that nature being overthrown -- they can only go so far. - Sean McBride
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