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by FrankGSterleJr
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Media significant in creating mass misperception
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Media significant in creating mass misperception

(A related study to the post below is at: http://jspp.psychopen.eu/article/view/96/37 AND article: http://journews.concordia.ca/?p=234) .... Although conservative mainstream news-media in North America (and perhaps even Britain) might generally be expected to behave implicitly apologetic towards big...
by FrankGSterleJr
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Postmedia initiates ‘fuddle-duddle damage’ to Trudeau
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Postmedia initiates ‘fuddle-duddle damage’ to Trudeau

[My side commentary is in bracketed, bolded text] (Postmedia's headline): Trudeau tries to undo fuddle-duddle damage OTTAWA -- On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau barged into a group of opposition MPs in the House of Commons and told them to “Get the f--- out of the way.” [Do you mean to th...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Postmedia rich in double-speak and poor in journalistic objectivity & ethics
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Postmedia rich in double-speak and poor in journalistic objectivity & ethics

Newspaper business ‘ugly, and it will get uglier,’ Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey tells MPs Postmedia’s president and CEO is urging the federal government to become an ally to the print news industry as possible newspaper shutdowns loom, warning the business is “ugly, and it will get ugli...
by FrankGSterleJr
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Don's not really a chump, but definitely dangerous if he goes too far as president
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Don's not really a chump, but definitely dangerous if he goes too far as president

Americans aren't even trying to understand each other anymore Donald Trump's could banish the Washington Post without thinking twice because the majority of the paper's readers mean nothing to him In Louisiana, where temperatures hug the low-30s and 80 per cent humidity regularly thickens the air, ...
by FrankGSterleJr
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: 'Some are more equal than others' -- a cliche but disgracefully true
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

'Some are more equal than others' -- a cliche but disgracefully true

NFB to dedicate half its production dollars to films by female directors VANCOUVER — The National Film Board of Canada says at least half of its productions will be directed by women within three years. And NFB head Claude Joli-Coeur says female directors will get half of the board's production bud...
by FrankGSterleJr
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: A revised essay on gambling entities and unethical news-media
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Re: A revised essay on gambling entities and unethical news-media

There are many various slippery slopes in humankind’s existence involving intensely addictive vices; and the slippery slope known as gambling and its addictiveness is a lot more like a vertical pitfall. I looked over my original post, and I cannot find any reference(s) made by me that suggests outla...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Extremist social 'justice' unjustified with boys
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Extremist social 'justice' unjustified with boys

VIEWS Racism and sexism are alive and well, just ask Scaachi Koul Koul, a rising voice on racism and sexism and a once-formidable Twitter presence, was ridiculed for her tone (“ugh, men” she tweeted). There is a limit to last wishes beyond the grave. Which is too bad for Dr. Victor Priebe of Windso...
by FrankGSterleJr
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The art of moderation
Replies: 1
Views: 412

The art of moderation

Frank, There’s no delicate way to say this: Airbnb’s rental suites are literally built on the rubble of stolen homes, orchards and fields, and displaced communities and families. At least 48,000 Palestinian buildings have been demolished to build homes where only Jewish Israelis are allowed to live ...
by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: That Other Place
Replies: 0
Views: 542

That Other Place

The following story is, in its entirety, based upon a radio-broadcast sermon to which I listened way back in 1987, titled “A Bird’s Eye View of Hell,” that was given by a still-renowned moderately conservative preacher. As far as conventional theological concepts are concerned regarding comeuppance...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why not just go all the way, Leo, and say NO?
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Why not just go all the way, Leo, and say NO?

What did Leonardo DiCaprio have to say about having children? Known to have one of the most private personal lives in Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio has opened up about his feelings on becoming a father, saying: “If it happens, it happens.” The Shutter Island actor, who scooped his third Golden Globe...
by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ode to the most pretentious time of year
Replies: 0
Views: 575

Ode to the most pretentious time of year

A 'tough old man': Inside the efforts to house a beloved homeless man in North Battleford Allan Whitecap knows when to pick a fight. Winter has arrived and it’s cold in North Battleford [Saskatchewan, Canada]. Drunk, the 79-year-old yells and swears in a crowded hospital waiting room. A police offi...
by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To profit at all costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

To profit at all costs

Massive cancer-drug deal one of UBC's biggest to date Researcher Artem Cherkasov displays a computer model simulation used to develop a new treatment for drug-resistant prostate cancer at the Vancouver Prostate Centre . 'Using computer simulations, we sometimes go through 50 million compounds to fi...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Show THEM the money -- those truly needing it most
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

Show THEM the money -- those truly needing it most

Mark Zuckerberg’s $45 billion philanthropic bid stuns charity world SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is shaking up yet another sector—the charity world—with his surprise announcement that he and his wife will devote the bulk of their wealth, or about $45 billion, to philanthropic works. T...
by FrankGSterleJr
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Wolf cull for loggers' profit margin makes it far more inhumane
Replies: 1
Views: 1383

Wolf cull for loggers' profit margin makes it far more inhumane

Next wolf cull to follow into dens Despite international public outcry from citizens, environmentalists and scientists alike, the province is preparing for the second year of its wolf cull in an effort to save B.C.’s dwindling mountain caribou population — and it expects more “success” because of t...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Definitely worth the extra column inches
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Definitely worth the extra column inches

Bamako in mourning as radical group names the gunmen behind Mali hotel attack BAMAKO, Mali (AP)—Mali began a three-day mourning period with flags flying at half-staff on Monday for victims of the assault on a luxury hotel full of foreigners, a day after a dueling claim of responsibility emerged. Th...