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Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group Message Board › Terry's comment re: why standard of practice for media wouldn't work

Terry's comment re: why standard of practice for media wouldn't work

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A former member
Post #: 603

about the media controlling the narrative or the debate of an issue.

The media composing what a discussion is, when and what topics to be discussed, and then confining that synthetic argumentation construction to be a benignly consumer framed perspective.

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Post #: 607
The sin of omitting money'ed sources or ignoring an evidence trail in journalism is similar to the distrust of the civic public to the moneyed hands that are in political offices.

The systemic lack of cohesion in modeling various sorts and types of information may give an appearance that nobody is paying attention or knows the severity of any issues apart from various information stove pipes.

This may lead too two classes of citizens..those with which knowledge is accessible and those with which knowledge is inaccessible.

Similar to a Panopticon.. where a warden, or a "knowledge haver", would be able to identify and know rapidly.
While the inmate, someone without knowledge, would be unaware of the conditions of those watching them or the impediment controls impeding certain inmate actions.

Escaping the jaundiced eye: Foucauldian Panopticism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper."

The benefits of the Panopticon over the prisons, factories, and psychiatric wards of his time, Bentham argued, were several.
Its primary goal, though, was to generate a symbiotic relationship between the observer and the observed. In reversing "the principle of the dungeon," the Panopticon, an instrument of power and observation, would provide the interned with a clean, well-lighted, and relatively pleasant environment, and the warden with the most efficient means of control through minimal effort (Foucault 200).
Wheel-like in structure with a central tower at its hub and connecting cells, like spokes, protruding from its middle, "the panoptic mechanism," Foucault writes, "arranges spatial unities that make it possible to see constantly and to recognize immediately" (200). Thus, one person alone could oversee from the central tower, thereby eliminating the need for a large, possibly corrupt or incompetent, workforce.

The beauty behind Bentham's structure was that, despite the shared "pleasantries" between inmate and warden, authoritative power was irreversible.
The Panopticon's directive would be to "induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power" (Foucault 201).

The goals to achieve this power were twofold:
to make the subject visible and the observer's presence unverifiable.
Identical in principle to a two-way mirror, the Panopticon utilized the transparent cells to keep the prisoner at all times in sight, and the prisoner knew this.
Moreover, since the prisoner had no means of counter-surveillance, he could not tell when he was, or was not, being observed. Foucault writes,

This political power "had to be given the instrument of permanent, exhaustive, omnipresent surveillance, capable of making all visible, as long as it could itself remain invisible" (Foucault 214).
Though its intent was to arrest anarchy by providing a symbiotic relationship between the observer and the observed, removing all the ill-effects attributed to former instruments of incarceration, panopticism soon "constituted the technique, universally widespread, of coercion" (Foucault 222).
What began as a tool of benevolent control, therefore, had developed into a weapon of disciplinary power. Placing "individuals under |observation,'" Foucault argues, creates "a natural extension of a justice imbued with disciplinary methods and examination procedures" (227).
Surveillance, whether it is indeed present or merely threatened, proved to be more detrimental to the prisoner than his previous cold, dark cell had been.

Agnotology may be also an issue to contend with.

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While such disappearances have occurred throughout the history of apiculture, the term colony collapse disorder was first applied to a drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honey bee colonies in North America in late 2006.[1]
Colony collapse is significant because many agricultural crops worldwide are pollinated by bees.

European beekeepers observed similar phenomena in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain,[2] and initial reports have also come in from Switzerland and Germany, albeit to a lesser degree[3] while the Northern Ireland Assembly received reports of a decline greater than 50%.[4] Possible cases of CCD have also been reported in Taiwan since April 2007.[5]

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Researchers suspected the mass die-offs could have been caused by the particles of insecticide that were released into the air by the machines when the chemicals are sprayed.

The researchers tested several methods to make the drilling machines safer for bees.
However, they found that all variations that used the neonicotinoid insecticides continued to cause mass die-offs of bees.
Honeybees are critical for pollinating food crops.
Scientists say the disruption of pollination could dramatically affect entire ecosystems.
In addition, as the researchers wrote in the study, "In view of the currently increasing crop production, and also of corn as a renewable energy source, the correct use of these insecticides within sustainable agriculture is a cause of concern."

A former member
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Wow. Terry. It's going to take me awhile to get through all of this. I'll be sure to ask you to edit responses to a page or less. Just kidding. I appreciate all of the info & will assimilate as I have time. Thank you very much.shock
A former member
Post #: 647
for our internalized bayesian networks to *accurately* predict what happens in our environment we constantly have organize our old data with new data.

If we are organizing information based upon incomplete or filtered data then the accuracy of our internal mental models won't accurately predict what happens in our environment.

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The government of Iceland has forgiven the mortgage debt for much of its population. This nation chose a very different way of stopping the crisis from the rest of European countries.

It decided to hear the requests of the population and to put politicians and bankers on the bench of the accused three years after their financial excesses would sank one of the most prosperous economies in 2008.

Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debt for the Population. Putting Bankers and Politicians on “Bench of Accused”
This is awesome.

It shows when the people DO STAND UP they have more power and win against the corrupt bankers and politicians of a country. Iceland is forgiving and erasing the mortgage debt of the population.

A former member
Post #: 648
8 hours since Ron Paul wins Nevada and Maine with no word of this yet from googling CNN sources.

Certain type of filter's would need another type of filter to detect the other filter being skewed.

googling at1:56AM produced only 1 hit 7 May 2012:

"ron paul" source:CNN

googling at 1:56AM produced several hits 7 May 2012 from fox:

"ron paul" source:fox

A former member
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Noam Chomsky - The Myth of the Liberal Media

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the "liberal media."
Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on massive empirical research, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of "elite propaganda."

"If you want to understand the way a system works, you look at its institutional structure.
How it is organized, how it is controlled, how it is funded." -Noam Chomsky

"The Mainstream media really represent elite interests, and what the propaganda model tries to do is stipulate a set of institutional variables, reflecting this elite power, that very powerfully influence the media." -Edward Herman

A former member
Post #: 661

Why Freedom of Thought Requires Free Media and Why Free Media Require Free

Media that spy on and data-mine the public are capable of destroying humanity's most precious freedom:
freedom of thought.
Ensuring that media remain structured to support rather than suppress individual freedom and civic virtue requires us to achieve specific free technology and free culture goals.
Our existing achievements in these directions are under assault from companies trying to bottleneck human communications or own our common culture, and states eager to control their subjects' minds.
In this talk--one of a series beginning with "The dotCommunist Manifesto" and "Die Gedanken Sind Frei"--I offer some suggestions about how the Free World should meet the challenges of the next decade.

A former member
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Noam Chomsky discusses the slogan _Support Our Troops_.avi

A former member
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North Korean film exposes Western Propaganda

Admiral General Aladeen on dicatorships vs democracy

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