Adam Curtis and Vice director Adam McKay on how Dick Cheney masterminded a rightwing revolution. Adam McKay’s Vice is a screwball biopic of Dick Cheney, the man widely reckoned to be the most powerful vice-president in US history.
It traces his rise from beer-brained dropout to an intern during the Nixon administration, then covers his tenure as secretary of defense during the Gulf war, and his time as George W Bush’s official deputy from 2001-2009. McKay, after establishing his career with comedies such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers, moved into freewheeling, lightly fictionalised accounts of real-life events. His previous film was the financial-crash comedy The Big Short. If a scientific conspiracy theory is funny, that doesn’t mean it’s a joke - The Verge. If you feel like flat Earth theory has gotten unaccountably popular recently, you’re right.
According to Google Trends, search interest in the flat Earth conspiracy theory has already had several distinct peaks in the last year. (“The last year” was 2017, not 1519, just to be clear.) It’s funny, weird, and while it’s certainly not at the top of our list of problems as a society, it’s not entirely innocent either. Interest surged in February and March, then again in May, then again in August and September. These jumps are mostly tied to a couple of strange outbursts by celebrities, notably 2010’s favorite cheeseball rapper and Gossip Girl backing vocalist B.o.B. and Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving.
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Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.” posted Aug 21, 2012 Letter to the Editor: Foster & Kimberly Gamble RespondThe authors of the film wrote YES! Magazine and gave us their side of this story. Letter to the Editor: “Thrive” Filmmakers Foster & Kimberly Gamble Respond. On August 21, YES!
Published an article by John Robbins about the film called “Thrive.” The article described the reasons why ten progressives interviewed in the film, including himself, had dissociated themselves from it. You’d Need 76 Work Days to Read All Your Privacy Policies Each Year. The problem with privacy on the Internet isn’t so much that companies don’t provide privacy options or tell you that they might share your data, it’s that protecting your privacy often entails wandering the wilds of Facebook’s confusing privacy settings or reading an epic privacy agreement written in a confounding mixture of tech speak and legalese.
Need proof? A couple of Carnegie Mellon researchers recently published a paper suggesting that reading all of the privacy policies an average Internet user encounters in a year would take 76 work days. Imagine spending 15 work weeks punching the clock so you could keep up to date on how not to let Internet companies violate your privacy. Www.cropcirclechallenge.co.uk. James Randi exposes Uri Geller and Peter Popoff. The Beginning of the World. Social justice calls for new thinking. Creativity, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem solving, Decision making, innovation. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients.
Dunning–Kruger effect. Cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. CRITICAL THINKING. A primary task of any educational institution is to develop the students who go there. Development may take many forms, but the main goal of the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is the development of leadership, management, and decision making skills.
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