Steemit/Dtube vs. YouTube…

Date: February 13, 2018

01) Steemit/Dtube vs. YouTube [Does not seem to be working, at present.]”

WTF is D-Tube & Steemit.. & Why You SHOULD Care:

Apparently…Dtube is built on javascript…Not sure if that’s a good thing, or not.

I think you have to use a browser like FireFox, in order to fully access these websites [open an account, etc.].

Not sure how viable Dtube and Steemit are, as platforms for MAPs to be on…But I’m intrigued by the possibility of a new video hosting website…where, theoretically, you wont get censored.

The whole “getting paid structure”, confuses me…Somehow, being tied to crypto currency “provides the money”?…

…I just don’t get that…Where is the primary service [and hence, income] coming from?

A service that runs on ads, makes sense…but this?…

…You just write/blog…upload videos…vote and comment…and magically, there is currency there to pay you for your efforts?…

Don’t get me wrong…I’m not planning on making a go at professional media creation…

…I’ve just always thought the crypto currency scene comes off…like a Ponzi scam of some sort.

I’m not interested in it, for making money…but I’ve tried to do reading on things like Bitcoin, to attempt understanding it…how people are “mining” it…

…I kind of get parts of it…but I still don’t see where real life value is getting pumped into the crypto currency market…

…It’s like a corporation, without any physical assets…just stock shares, and a mission to assist in purchases.

When they release new coins…how do they get their value?…Who has paid for it?

Chris Hedges “Fascism in the Age of Trump”…

Date: February 12, 2018

01) Chris Hedges “Fascism in the Age of Trump”

“Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of Trump.

Chris Hedges is the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A quote from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically-acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quote reads: “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”

Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, has written twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include Unspeakable (2016), Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative to Revolt (2015), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), I Don’t Believe in Atheists (2008) and the best selling American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2008). In 2011, Nation Books published a collection of Hedges’ Truthdig columns called The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

Hedges previously spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.

Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges’ original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011. The LAPC also granted him the Best Online Column award in 2010 for his Truthdig essay “One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists.”

Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and The University of Toronto. He currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey.”

Chris Hedges Q&A “Fascism in the Age of Trump”:

Breathing These Words: “The Things We Do Not Become” by Katelynn Ulrich…

Date: February 12, 2018

01) Breathing These Words: “The Things We Do Not Become” by Katelynn Ulrich

“At The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s 6th annual outdoor StoryHarvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table, we were proud to feature Breathing These Words, created by poets Nancy Klepsch and Danielle Colin. A pop-up poetry project that involved scattered poetry readings at vacant buildings connected to the public art project Breathing Lights, Breathing These Words hosted community-based workshops for students and seniors.

At Freedom Square, 35 5th Avenue, Troy (the mystical spot where 6th Ave. meets 5th Ave. at 101st St.) Co-sponsored by Workforce Development Institute, Unity House, Troy Zero Waste and Breathing Lights.”

It’s Even Worse Than You Think: David Cay Johnston & Greg Palast…

Date: February 12, 2018

01) It’s Even Worse Than You Think: David Cay Johnston & Greg Palast

“A narcissistic know-nothing con artist who has spent his entire life swindling others while repeatedly urging followers to commit criminal acts of violence against his critics,” writes David Cay Johnston. Who could he be talking about? I asked…

Full frontal exposure of the Trump Presidency by two New York Times bestselling investigative reporters — conversing, debating. This event was broadcast live from our sold out event in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 31.

Watch Palast question Johnston about the accusations in his book, including Johnston’s revelation of Trump’s 2005 tax return — and his explanation of why it reeks of criminality!”

America’s Permafrost Is Full Of Mercury, and It’s Melting…

Date: February 12, 2018

01) America’s Permafrost Is Full Of Mercury, and It’s Melting

“According to a new study published Feb. 5 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, there may be more than 15 million gallons (58 million liters) of mercury buried in the permafrost of the Northern Hemisphere — roughly twice as much mercury as can be found in the rest of Earth’s soils, ocean and atmosphere combined. And if global temperatures continue to rise, all that mercury could come pouring out.

In geology, permafrost is defined as any soil that has been frozen for more than two years. In the Northern Hemisphere, permafrost accounts for about 8.8 million square miles (22.79 million square kilometers) of land — or roughly 24 percent of exposed Earth, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Over time, naturally occurring compounds in the atmosphere, such as mercury and carbon dioxide, can bind with organic material in the soil and be frozen into permafrost, potentially remaining trapped underground for thousands of years before it thaws, the new paper said. [5 Deadly Diseases Emerging From Global Warming


Dem Think Tank Sneakily Teamed Up With AT&T to Fight Net Neutrality…

Date: February 11, 2018

01) Dem Think Tank Sneakily Teamed Up With AT&T to Fight Net Neutrality

“Last week we learned about an astroturf campaign AT&T funded that sought to dupe citizens into supporting a phony net neutrality “protection” law. This week we learned more about who’s behind it: a so-called Democratic Party-affiliated think tank called the Progressive Policy Institute. They’re a think tank in bed with internet service providers like AT&T and assisted them with their astroturf campaign.


The Thought Hackers – 29 – Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate With Sue Scheff…

Date: February 10, 2018

01) 29 – Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate With Sue Scheff

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“Sue Scheff is a Nationally Recognized Author, Parent Advocate and Internet Safety Advocate. She founded Parents Universal Resources Experts, Inc. in 2001.

She has 3 published books, Wit’s End, Google Bomb and her latest, Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate with a foreword by Monica Lewinsky.

Sue Scheff is a contributor for the Psychology Today, HuffPost, Dr. Greene, Stop Medicine Abuse, EducationNation and others. She has been featured on ABC 20/20, CNN, Fox News, Anderson Cooper, Nightly News with Katie Couric, Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Phil, and more. Scheff has also been in USA Today, LA Times, NYT’s, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, AARP, just to name a few.

Key Points

1/ Shaming doesn’t define us.

2/ The very tool that harmed us, can also heal (help) us.

3/ The importance of overcoming your online fears/shame – both your emotional and financial future depends on it.

Find Sue Online: