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Which Extreme RW Tycoon Bought the Dow, WSJ & IBD?

Rupert Murdoch.

News Corporation's deal to buy the Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal was sealed in August 2007.

Coincidentally just before President Obama was elected.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/jul/13/wall-st-journal-murdoch-bancroft

Murdoch also recently purchased

“Investor’s Business Daily” (IBD) for $275 Million
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-25/news-corp-acquires-investor-s-business-daily-for-275-million

Share & remember this information.

Good World News Sources List - Boycotting US Cable News

Tired of the MSNBC & CNN and the parade of familiar talking heads opinions, not news?

Especially lately?

Both are failing the public. Cable news has become nothing more than Corporate-dependant & Liberty Mutual controlled “Poutrage Pushers” to mollify & enrage & hopefully tank any progressive progress.

Corporations like those low taxes folks!

Do you want actual daily world news?

The facts, not a gaggle of outraged talking heads mostly disregarding any sense of historical perspective in their daily doses of opinions not news!

MAY I RECOMMEND-

AM - Becky Anderson “Connect the World” reporting for a broader view of world news
https://edition.cnn.com/shows/connect-the-world

Noon MST - Amanpour - mostly informative on a few in-depth stories & mostly just informative but sometimes CNN allows a right winger to spew bs but rarely and easily switched off or fast forwarded.
https://www.cnn.com/shows/amanpour

France 24 - 4PM MST afternoon - Fast paced world news round up & some EU news including Covid updates, often trends headed our way
https://www.france24.com/en/

And for the truly brave, also archived on on YouTube

Amy Goodman “Democracy Now” - A fire hose of what’s happening which can sometimes be grim because so much devastation seems to be happening daily. Nonetheless, very informative.
https://www.democracynow.org/

My nerves at age 73 cannot take the MSNBC & CNN daily doses of what I call “Poutrage” -

Stupid shit that reminds me of Junior High School rumors & cruelty I had no power to change.

MSNBC has become the “Lou Dobbs” of so-called “progressive news” but which literally repeats the same “news items” from 2PM through 11PM, often with the same talking heads chiming in their opinions.

I do like Lawrence O’Donnell who includes historical context and is less bent on promoting Poutrage.

Personally, I’m broken hearted that, with the few exceptions above and a gaggle of Twitter accounts not much news is reported in the USA, just opinions and devisive criticism.

So I’m personally boycotting The 2PM-11pm MSNBC & CNN Poutrage programs until they do a 180 and report news not endless opinions.

I’m mostly disappointed in Rachel Maddow whose reporting literally raises my blood pressure. I just can’t take the Poutrage and it’s attendant sense of powerlessness to stop the dystopian train wreck projected in the “reporting” 😒😫🤢🤯

Granted, Rachel is a really good person and I own her books, each well done! I like Rachel the person.

But the emotional toll of the Poutrage is just not good for my health or sleep.

Try focusing on how you feel when watching. Is the objective meant to launch powerless Poutrage?

Perhaps, if enough people boycott, new sponsors can be found, the jerks controlling content will be fired, and We the People can receive quality reporting not the same repeated clips in each of the 6-7 programs running from 2PM-11pM. So lazy!

I’m sleeping better since I began my boycott, btw.

No Masks Required, None Worn: 😢😢😢

My 11 year old grandchild lives in Utah and no one in her classroom is wearing a mask because

Masks are not required.

Utah passed its mask mandate ban in mid-May.

School opened middle of August.

She was sick this weekend with cold symptoms and a 101 fever but test was negative.

She is asked to wear a mask. But what good would it do if even the teacher isn’t?

I’ve kept quiet long enough.

Utah is fubarred!

Who Authorized the DC "Stop the Steal" Jan 5-6 Rallies?

Have the MAGA crowd lost their DC rally rights?

I’m not hearing anyone asking about WHO at the National Parks Service allowed militant, angry mobs to gather anywhere near the US Capitol on the day of the Election Certification.

Did I miss a Senator or journalist asking or offering this information?

🤷🏻‍♀️

He's Back Thanks to NHS. Fox Failing News Execs Nervous

#FoxNews Fox execs fear a shake-up as #RupertMurdoch returns to the US thanks to vaccine courtesy of NHS

Sources said he was waiting for the second dose before heading back across the pond, where rumors are circling that positions of some top executives are on the line after ratings have slumped in recent months.

https://newswep.com/fox-execs-fear-a-shake-up-as-rupert-murdoch-returns-to-the-us-thanks-to-vaccine-courtesy-of-nhs-62924/

https://twitter.com/bluesnebula/status/1357860264436113408

Military Extremists: Concise Modern history 1990-Now

First, a little relevant personal history:

I will share a 1994 odd experience. I moved to a western right wing awesome skiing state after a freeze on lending tanked my businesses in New England.

A friend gave me a name of a friend who I contacted and met. Imagine my surprise when the friend invited me to a John Birch Society meeting. No joke. True story 1994!

It was then that this naive McGovern Democrat realized that extremism was alive and well.

A couple of years later I was invited to a “special meeting” by a former US Army Green Beret co-worker to something militia.

Admittedly out of citizen journalist curiosity, I attended. In 1996 in this red western almost 100% Caucasian society was a racist, intolerant, fear frenzied movement organizing more than one militia group.

No contact thereafter. I never wanted to experience the toxicity that filled that room.

Fast forward 2020. That same toxicity now permeates the air waves. Domestic terrorist sympathizers hold office in the US Congress!

When Democrats gain control, these already fearful, well-armed right wing militias are manipulated into a fearful blood-lust frenzy.

This article offers a concise, well-linked history of the rise of white, right wing, white supremacy militias morphing into serial terrorists.

From the article:

“According to a 2006 Southern Poverty Law Center report, by the 1990s far-right extremist leaders were pushing younger members of their groups to join the military in order to develop skills with weapons and explosives — skills the service member would then use to train their fellow extremists, as well as commit attacks. The Department of Defense has long maintained that it has zero tolerance for white supremacy or anti-government extremists in its ranks, but history suggests many white supremacists have joined nonetheless.”
https://theweek.com/articles/833960/american-militarys-extremist-problem

Psaki Press Briefings, even today's, on YouTube: Instructions.

https://twitter.com/bluesnebula/status/1357045601599324160

For those without Twitter

https://flic.kr/p/2kyoC5f
https://flic.kr/p/2kyoC5L
https://flic.kr/p/2kyoC5R

Instructions for watching Daily #PressBriefings when convenient for you on YouTube 👏👏

1. Go to YouTube, search for WhiteHouse channel

2. Click on Playlists

3. Click on Press Briefings

Jen Psaki is the best ever! A real Pro. She teaches & reports with Grace & Charm

For all Briefings from all departments just click on Videos instead of Playlist. These include Covid19 Briefings.

I was so relieved to find this instead of frantically trying to find it on TV. Today’s briefing will be posted by the end of today

At the very bottom of whitehouse.gov website there is a tiny arrow which is a subtle link to YouTube.

I wrote to them via the website, asking for “You can find us on YouTube” at the top of their site like Facebook & Twitter. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Maybe they will

No, Reconciliation Will NOT Cut Medicaid or Medicare

Example of a bot with 4 followers

https://twitter.com/wwtofc/status/1356677861449428995

So let’s ignore the horses ass, and go to the truth.

Remember that awesome government department “The Center on Budget & Priorities” that teaches us about budget issues?

It’s back! Thank you President Biden!

All you need to know about Reconciliation & The Budget can be found in this paper.

Did you really think Sanders, Pelosi, Schumer, Harris or President Biden would undercut Medicaid during a freaking pandemic? If so, I have this piece of land for sale.......🤷🏻‍♀️

May I suggest logic & research before adding to a right wing assault. Chris Cuomo isn’t a reliable source. Listen to Cable news with an ear of discernment. Always research your questions.

I found this on my first search effort using two words:

Reconciliation Medicaid

Enjoy learning how Reconciliation works.

Introduction to Budget “Reconciliation”

JANUARY 21, 2021
BY RICHARD KOGAN DAVID REICH

With majorities in the House and Senate, Democratic leaders may well use a special legislative process called “reconciliation” to quickly advance high-priority fiscal legislation. Created by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974,


https://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/introduction-to-budget-reconciliation

Meet UK's Vaccine volunteers: 'It's felt good to fight back against Covid'

Here’s a heart warming story. Sleep well

Ordinary people trained by UK’s National Health Services to give vaccinations.

Team UK

We need Team USA

There are not enough trained to give 700,000 shots quickly!

Volunteers trained to vaccinate is a good plan.

I’ve given myself shots. It’s not rocket science.

The Phrase "Herd Immunity" Lacks Human Dignity & Might Be Dangerous

We are human beings not cattle!

And I doubt it’s even applicable.

The common cold is a Corona Virus.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/general-information.html

Words do matter. There hasn’t been any herd immunity for the common cold. There’s no herd immunity for the flu (not a corona virus)

Healthy lifestyles, stress reduction & hygiene help avoid the common cold.

And imo referring to the world’s population as a herd is depersonalizing the mammoth amount of literal pain, suffering and mourning being experienced globally.

I wish all the media presenters could find a more humane phrase.

Perhaps even mention that the presence of Covid19, in some countries, will likely remain due to the fact that its has proven impossible to get too large a percentage of human beings to comply with health guidelines.

It is even possible that the non-maskers think they are helping the world achieve “herd immunity” by spreading the disease more quickly because it’s presented as a good thing.

What is true about THIS NOVEL Corona virus is that it seems to have a trick up its sleeve as part of its DNA.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/01/coronavirus-mutations-variants/617694/

That is, in dense populations with uncontrolled spread, it cleverly mutates so that it can infect humans more easily. The UK is already hinting the UK variant is slightly more deadly

Soon to be revealed COVID19 revelations might be even darker once the 3 new variants (UK, SAfrica & Brazil) meet up and spawn newer variants that could not only become more easily transmitted BUT MORE DEADLY as well.

I suspect the phrase “herd immunity” is comforting to young people & non-compliers.

It hints that all will be rosy someday if enough people catch Covid19.

Any thought that we are in uncharted scientific waters is overlooked because we heard all will be well when the herd reaches a percent of infection.

Poor conclusions are not unheard of!

END OF RANT

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