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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a series of conservative legislative victories. They also react as YouTube admits it is suppressing what it deems “borderline” content. And in a double crazy martini, they discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (literally) running from Republican competition while reportedly entertaining […]

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I know many of us have been waiting impatiently for the Tina Fey impersonation of AOC that might equal the totally fair and unbiased job she used her talent for when inspired by Sarah Palin. (There is now supposed to be an SNL version with a lesser-known I haven’t seen). But, until the well known […]

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Wake up the President? Terrorist Mass Murder at New Zealand Mosques [Updated midday Friday]

 

On Friday afternoon, 15 March 2019, New Zealand time, there was a horrific terrorist attack at least two mosques in New Zealand. They are 20 hours ahead of the U.S. West Coast time. According to the initial reports, an attacker livestreamed the event. The image, at right, was captured by media before the video was taken down. There apparently was a lengthy manifesto. There have been multiple people arrested. It appears this was an attack by white New Zealand and Australian citizens on Muslims.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: “This can only be described as a terrorist attack.” The linked BBC page has a series of videos. The PM is not inclined to tweet. Indeed, you can see her last communication was in October.

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The number of documentaries one can watch on YouTube for free is staggering, including some of the classic art documentaries the BBC released between 1969 and 1980. The impetus for finding them online was the news that a new Civilisations (yes, the English spelling) series was being released, and as this YouTube comment relates, it’s […]

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Now it’s Time to do an Update on YouTube History and Firearms Channels

 

Awhile ago, I did a post about the YouTube history channels I’d been watching as a respite from the simplistic sensationalist garbage on the TeeVees. Here’s an update, with some new finds.

Even though the Great War ended one hundred years prior to November 11, 2018, The Great War channel is still soldiering on. Dedicated to events, week by week, that happened a century ago during the war, the channel is still a great resource if you are interested in that conflict. Now that the war is “over,” the channel does updates on the aftermath. Boy, there is still a lot of fighting going on.

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With my newly minted Coolidge account I shall post! (Someone tell me if I’m doing this wrong.) So this was more of a “Hot Take” when I started thinking about it last week. Since then several events have caused people smarter and with actual audiences to weigh in on this. Variations on “Do We Need […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see a key figure from the Florida high school shooting replaced in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office but are irritated the media has stopped covering Sheriff Scott Israel, who still has his job despite failing to perform his duties before and […]

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It’s starting to drive me nuts. I know, I know, nostalgia is a powerful, heady emotion, but come on already.  More

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Net Neutrality Gave Us Shadow Banning

 

Where are the liberal free speech advocates? Conservative thought is being silenced. Silicon Valley’s powerful programmers are hiding voices with which they politically disagree by using statist-like media restrictions not dissimilar from North Korea. Kim Jong Un approves. Just this week we saw two new examples:

Project Veritas latest investigation demonstrates Twitter’s shadow banning of conservative accounts:

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Are Social Media Platforms Tearing Apart Society’s Social Fabric?

 

Chamath Palihapitiya, one of the early Facebook software engineers tasked a year after its founding with growing Facebook’s user base, warns that Facebook, in which he claims he has only posted on his own account less than 10 times in seven years, and other social media platforms are destroying how society works. Palihapitiya cautions that the dopamine effect of instant gratification with receiving likes encourages addiction to Facebook and other platforms. By the way, please “Like” this post because I need to know you like me … you really like me.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for July 25, 2017 it’s the Smart Girl Goes to Harvard edition of the podcast with our special (smart) guest CO-HOST (first time ever!) Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics Podcast fame. It’s kind of like a podcast version of a junior high school dance. We’re all a […]

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TeacherOfPhilosophy on YouTube will soon feature . . . the Great Texts playlist, where you can learn the basics of about thirty texts from Plato’s Republic to Heidegger’s “Letter on Humanism”; the Topics in Philosophy playlist, where you can meet things like the Euthyphro Question, the Problem of Evil, the Verification Criterion, and the Mind-Body Problem; […]

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I love reading The Daily Shot email every weekday. From the beginning quotation to the final recommendation, it has just the right amount of snark mixed with current information. If you haven’t subscribed yet, well, you should. (And don’t say you get too much junk in your inbox already–get SaneBoxTM, for Pete’s sake.) Anyway, the […]

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Scott Adams claims and offers evidence that Twitter is ‘shadow-banning’ him by not showing how popular his feed is: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152204980091/twitter-and-periscope-shadowban-update More

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So it’s not as impressive as How It Should Have Ended, but my TeacherOfPhilosophy hits can now be measured in the millions–albeit, at 0.1 million, with the use of a decimal place. The History of Philosophy playlist is a good introduction to the dialogues and speeches (plus one letter, one prayer, and one story) from the history of philosophy. There’s dudes like Socrates, […]

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Contest! Who Can Guess What Debate Question Nabela Noor Will Ask Republican Candidates?

 

While the media allows Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly to obscure the far more important issues they should be focused on like Cowboys Lives Matter, we have to be careful of them slipping other awful things past us too … Like Nabela Noor.

Fox News and Google, co-parents of Thursday’s unwanted step-child Republican debate, created the following advertisement. Look closely at the end for 3 announced questioners whose claim to fame is that they are “YouTube stars”:

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Today Ted Cruz’s campaign (his campaign, not a SuperPAC) released a new immigration ad on their Youtube channel whose production qualities and tenor testify to a man who is not only serious, but has the chops to compete with the ad men and women on the Left. This is always where the GOP falls short, […]

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Debate Reform: Online Debate Hosted by Conservative New Media

 
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The CNBC debacle may have been the straw that broke the elephant’s back. Republican campaign managers are considering holding a debate on their own terms and the RNC has cordially uninvited NBC from an upcoming debate. I am aware that Ricochet has approached the candidates in the past about hosting and was rebuffed. It should try again — now — and propose an innovative new debate format, co-hosted by two other leading conservative new media organizations in which:

  1. Candidates don’t appear onstage together
  2. There is no live audience or auditorium
  3. Candidates receive a question, record their answers on video (smartphone is fine) and submit their answers back to the moderator, all within 30 minutes or so per question
  4. The video answers are quickly assembled into a YouTube channel where they can be viewed together in order (just like a a debate on TV) or a-la-carte as individual questions, answers and rebuttals (enabling wide syndication on social media)

A few of us produced a working prototype on a YouTube channel here with placeholder stock videos in place of the candidates’ statements.

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The Short Video Comes Into Its Own

 

shutterstock_232596862Here at Ricochet, we’re big on reminding you that our site isn’t like the rest of the Internet: we’ve got smarter, better, conversation than you’ll find anywhere else, without the trolls. Our members have real expertise and their posts and comments can and do get picked up in the broader media, which are two two of the many reasons you should join (use the coupon code “MAY” to get a free month).

But we’re not the only ones doing things right. One of the truly great things that’s come out of the last few years is the explosion of the short educational video. Such things predate the YouTube era, of course, but they were more likely to wind-up on Mystery Science Theater 3000 than to be sincerely recommended to — let alone willingly watched by — friends.

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Via B F Webster, here’s the history of the Soviet Union with Tetris blocks as a visual metaphor. (To understand how brilliant this is, you only need to know the inventor of Tetris was Russian.) Enjoy: More

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