These twelve “Theresa May’s Photo Casebooks” are brilliantly funny. Next Prev Swipe left/right These twelve “Theresa May’s Photo Casebooks” are brilliantly funny Following the wonderful Nigel Farage’s Photo Casebooks comes similar but with Theresa central stage – all updated and ready for this exciting election.
Make sure you read all 12 and follow @TMayCasebooks for more. 1. Philip’s Tax Predicament: Source: Twitter/@TMayCasebooks 2. Source: Twitter/@TMayCasebooks. Today's FAZ report on May's disastrous dinner with Juncker - briefed by senior Commission sources - is absolutely damning. : Scotland. British army creates team of Facebook warriors. The British army is creating a special force of Facebook warriors, skilled in psychological operations and use of social media to engage in unconventional warfare in the information age.
The 77th Brigade, to be based in Hermitage, near Newbury, in Berkshire, will be about 1,500-strong and formed of units drawn from across the army. It will formally come into being in April. The brigade will be responsible for what is described as non-lethal warfare. Both the Israeli and US army already engage heavily in psychological operations. Against a background of 24-hour news, smartphones and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, the force will attempt to control the narrative. Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media. The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.
A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world. Hypocrisy of the west over fake news claim. The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, appears ignorant of well-established UK and US military programmes designed to modify public perceptions in conflict zones (Nato must counter Russia’s ‘weaponising’ of lies – Fallon, 3 February).
A prototype system was first reported in detail by Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain in the Guardian nearly six years ago – just as Nato began air attacks on Libya (Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media, 18 March 2011). Don’t think of a rampaging elephant: Linguist George Lakoff explains how the Democrats helped elect Trump. George Lakoff didn’t start off in the world of politics.
He was a founding father of cognitive linguistics, starting with his 1980 book, “Metaphors We Live By“ (co-authored with philosopher Mark Johnson). The book showed how immediate, concrete experience — bodily orientation, physical movement, and so on — structures our understanding of more complex and abstract experiences via “conceptual metaphors” such as “Consciousness Is Up,” “Love Is a Journey,” etc. What Gamergate should have taught us about the 'alt-right' It’s understandable that the world didn’t much care about Gamergate.
The 2014 hashtag campaign, ostensibly founded to protest about perceived ethical failures in games journalism, clearly thrived on hate – even though many of those who aligned themselves with the movement either denied there was a problem with harassment, or wrote it off as an unfortunate side effect. Sure, women, minorities and progressive voices within the industry were suddenly living in fear. Sure, those who spoke out in their defence were quickly silenced through exhausting bursts of online abuse. The dark rigidity of fundamentalist rural America: a view from the inside. #Brexit, the populist surge and the crisis of complexity. The British vote in favour of an exit from the EU has thrown the UK’s political system into chaos and shocked Europe and the world.
The long-term consequences of this vote are still unclear, but some fear it could trigger the undoing of the UK and accelerate the disintegration of the EU. Many see this outcome as a new victory for populist movements, which are on the rise across much of the Western world. Something more fundamental, however, might be at play. A tale of two disunions The British citizens’ vote in favour of an exit from the European Union has thrown the United Kingdom into an unprecedented crisis and sent shockwaves across Europe and the world. Prime Minister David Cameron, who seemed to have won a convincing re-election just over a year ago, stepped down and announced that he would leave it to his or her successor to deal with the fallout of the referendum result. Farewell, America - BillMoyers.com. The sun sets behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.
(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country. Log In. Photo.
The reply A C Grayling got when he wrote to Parliament (and how he reacted) - Articles - The New European. 17:20 23 November 2016 A C Grayling Houses of Parliament (David Dixon under CC BY-SA 2.0) Archant A C Grayling’s powerful 5 point comeback tackles the government’s Brexit plans In September, Professor AC Grayling wrote to the Prime Minister, outlining the weaknesses of her Brexit policy; here is the reply he received from the Government, and his latest letter, further tackling ministers’ arguments.
Dear Professor Grayling, Thank you for your letter of 9 September to the Prime Minister regarding the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. On 23 June, the country voted to leave the European Union and it is the duty of the Government to make sure we do so. Although the Act itself does not include provisions that make the result of the referendum legally binding, the Government made repeated and clear statements that the outcome of the referendum would be acted upon. For the ‘new yellow journalists,’ opportunity comes in clicks and bucks. LONG BEACH, Calif. — Fewer than 2,000 readers are on his website when Paris Wade, 26, awakens from a nap, reaches for his laptop and thinks he needs to, as he puts it, “feed” his audience. “Man, no one is covering this TPP thing,” he says after seeing an article suggesting that President Obama wants to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership before he leaves office.
Wade, a modern-day digital opportunist, sees an opportunity. He begins typing a story. “CAN’T TRUST OBAMA,” he writes as the headline, then pauses. His audience hates Obama and loves President-elect Donald Trump, and he wants to capture that disgust and cast it as a drama between good and evil. Ten minutes and nearly 200 words later, he is done with a story that is all opinion, innuendo and rumor. AC Grayling on why now is the time for MPs to derail a disastrous Brexit deal - Articles - The New European.
18:32 16 November 2016 (Credit: Bobby Hidy under CC BY-SA 2.0) Archant If MPs blindly follow an advisory referendum then history will pass its own judgment, says Professor A C Grayling The government has been reminded that it is responsible to parliament, and that the outcome of the advisory referendum of June 23 has to be debated in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Debating whether to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is the same thing as debating whether to accept the ‘advice’ of the advisory referendum: one might as well be perfectly clear about that, because a vote against triggering the article is the same as saying that the status quo ante holds – that the UK will not be seeking to leave the EU.
What will happen if parliament votes not to trigger Article 50? Brexit Voters: NOT the Left Behind. The Leave campaign’s stunning upset has barely sunk in and already the pundits are flogging a familiar storyline. Those ‘left behind’ in the hard-luck provinces have punched privileged, corporate London in the nose. The facts tell a different story: culture and personality, not material circumstances, separate Leave and Remain voters. This is not a class conflict so much as a values divide that cuts across lines of age, income, education and even party. I’m a Coastal Elite From the Midwest: The Real Bubble is Rural America. I’m from the rural Midwest. I now live in Washington, D.C. All of this talk about coastal elites needing to understand more of America has it backward. My home county in Ohio is 97 percent white. Don't Panic. On “Woke” White People Advertising their Shock that Racism just won a Presidency.
Farewell, America - BillMoyers.com. The Cinemax Theory of Racism.