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Reader Selected News For Week Dec 14 – Dec 20

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Dec 14 – Dec 20”

  1. canary says:

    The notorious ANC to investigate booing at President Zuma at Mandela Memorial

    News24: Zuma booing must be investigated


    Johannesburg – The Gauteng ANC has asked the party’s national leadership to investigate the booing of President Jacob Zuma at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

    “Accordingly, the PEC [provincial executive committee] has asked the national leadership of the ANC to conduct a full investigation into this matter in order to establish the facts.”

    “Given the nature and stature of the memorial service, which attracted unprecedented international focus on South Africa, the truth must come out to dispel rumours[sic] and lies being peddled in the public domain.”

    Friends, colleagues, comrades and family of Nelson Mandela are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

    – SAPA

    In case you missed the Mandella story giving credit to the ANC at a private ANC flag on coffin ceremony.


    It must have smelt pretty bad by then.

  2. Curiosity says:

    The camel’s nose is a little further into the tent in same-sex marriage with the DoD issuing IDs to anyone that is recognized as a spouse in any state.

    Frankly, I’m not sure how this is news, since military bases are federal and not state land so I’m not sure what was stopping them before. I’m curious to know what the hold up was before that.

  3. heykev says:

    Friday marked the date that Al Gore predicted that the North Pole would be Ice Free. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.” Too bad he’s not ostracized for comments like this an supporting Global Warming. Instead he just collects millions from this scam.


  4. captstubby says:

    Obamas to host moms in Oval Office ‘Obamacare’ push

    By Olivier Knox, Yahoo News
    White House Correspondent
    Always listen to your mother! President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be highlighting that message Wednesday as they host a group of moms in the Oval Office to promote Obamacare.
    “Women are often the primary decision-makers on finances and health care for their families,” a White House official explained. “Moms have a huge influence on their kids and husbands and are a key demographic for the ongoing effort to make sure women and their families know the benefits they can access through the health law.”
    The Obamas, who rarely co-host events in the Oval Office, aim to enlist moms in the campaign to convince their adult children, family members and peers to sign up for health insurance under the president’s signature law.


    Committee on Public Information

    President Woodrow Wilson established the Committee on Public Information (CPI) through Executive Order 2594 on April 13, 1917.
    George Creel (chairman) urged Wilson to create a government agency to coordinate “not propaganda as the Germans defined it, but propaganda in the true sense of the word, meaning the ‘propagation of faith.’

    The purpose of the CPI was to influence American public opinion toward supporting U.S. participation in World War I via a prolonged propaganda campaign
    The committee used newsprint, posters, radio, telegraph, cable and movies to broadcast its message. It recruited about 75,000 “Four Minute Men,” volunteers who spoke about the war at social events for an ideal length of four minutes, considering that the average human attention span was judged at the time to be four minutes.
    …demonstrated the dangers of embroidering the truth,… its efforts were led where possible by American journalists ,
    because, said one organizer, “it is essentially a newspaperman’s job” with the principal aim of keeping the public “informed about war aims and activities.” The Committee found the public bored with the battle pictures and stories of heroism supplied for years by the competing European powers.
    To reach those Americans who might not read newspapers, attend meetings or watch movies, Creel created the Division of Pictorial Publicity
    They were unsophisticated attempts to impress the viewer with snippets of footage from the front, far less sensational than the “crudely fantastical” output of Hollywood in the same period.[
    The CPI’s activities were so thorough that historians later stated, using the example of a typical midwestern American farm family, that
    Every item of war news they saw—in the country weekly, in magazines, or in the city daily picked up occasionally in the general store—was not merely officially approved information but precisely the same kind that millions of their fellow citizens were getting at the same moment. Every war story had been censored somewhere along the line— at the source, in transit, or in the newspaper offices in accordance with ‘voluntary’ rules established by the CPI.

    go to this for the entire article.

  5. heykev says:

    Baba Wawa finally admits what we all knew. She viewed his as the Messiah. Still does, just disappointed he has not lived up to their expectations.


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