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Gary Johnson, Evan McMullin, Jill Stein and Third Party Impact in 2016

Introduction In 2016, the reason for and role of third party candidates is very different. So is their impact. In most election years, third party candidates are viewed as an expression of protest that ultimately weakens a more viable candidate. Sometimes the expression of protest is a petty and superficial reaction by those who didn’t win… Continue reading Gary Johnson, Evan McMullin, Jill Stein and Third Party Impact in 2016

Google helps Hillary Clinton by removing Jill Stein from search results.

Jill Stein of the Green Party has been an increasingly popular candidate choice for progressives, especially those who may be disenfranchised Bernie Sanders supporters, or those looking to support a woman for president as an alternative to Hillary Clinton. She’s the new Bernie Sanders, and being treated as such. In what seemed to be an… Continue reading Google helps Hillary Clinton by removing Jill Stein from search results.

Our news sources are increasingly polarized and polarizing

What makes Facebook so popular and addicting is that you’re constantly inundated with news, ads, and information about things you like, agree with, and are highly interested in. The BlueFeed RedFeed study report by the Wall Street Journal shows how polarized and polarizing today’s news sources are. Anyone not purposefully seeking news from a variety… Continue reading Our news sources are increasingly polarized and polarizing

Thirteen major news stories that the media got wrong about Donald Trump — and why you should care.

Summary The following document could be summarized with this one statement: If Donald Trump is trying to create a story about the ‘lying media’ then this might be a good time to make sure that what’s being reported by the media is honest and balanced. Those who really care, should hold them accountable, rather than denying… Continue reading Thirteen major news stories that the media got wrong about Donald Trump — and why you should care.

Here’s Why Republicans are Sometimes Better on Liberal and Progressive Initiatives Than Democrats

Next week Apple CEO Tim Cook will be hosting a fundraiser to support U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans. Cook has supported Democrats and Republicans in the past. What business leaders recognize is that, despite differences on some issues, they must work with politicians in both parties to help advance common… Continue reading Here’s Why Republicans are Sometimes Better on Liberal and Progressive Initiatives Than Democrats

Leukemia and 32 other causes of death more dangerous than guns

That Time When Someone Pointed an Assault Rifle at Me In the fall of 1984, I was traveling in Colombia during a time when drug wars were very active. Drug cartels were fighting each other and various government agencies were fighting the drug cartels. I was in a small rural town outside of Bogotá. It was evening… Continue reading Leukemia and 32 other causes of death more dangerous than guns

The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave

[Source: Broadly, via YouTube, 10 Mar 2016] The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave. Despite the fact that the US ranks second in the world for highest GDP while Papua New Guinea falls at 139th, working women in both countries… Continue reading The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave

Meta-Sourced Multi-Stage Self-Funding Organic Marketing Strategies

Overview Multi-Stage Meta-Sourced Marketing Strategies are long-term self-funded organic approaches to building brand equity, engagement, and grass-roots support for companies, products, services, and causes. Key Terms and Principles Meta-Sourced. Effective marketing goes up stream, down stream, and onto the shore. It reaches beyond the obvious boundaries to create the conditions that can foster an effective advertising,… Continue reading Meta-Sourced Multi-Stage Self-Funding Organic Marketing Strategies

Iowa City Flooding Emergency and Volunteer Recovery Relief Resources

Summary. This page provides links to emergency and volunteer resources for responding to the flood crisis in Iowa City. After the flood, the words Recovery Relief were added to the title. A related article is also available, Proactive Flood Containment and Disaster Planning – Responding to the Iowa Flood of 2008. Helping With Disaster Recovery. The… Continue reading Iowa City Flooding Emergency and Volunteer Recovery Relief Resources

“Tactics for Survival in the Corporate State” – Nicholas Johnson at Grinnell College, Iowa (1 April 1971)

About “Tactics for Survival in the Corporate State: Life, Love and Other Stuff,” Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, April 1, 1971, Broadcast on Iowa Educational Broadcast Network, April 12, 1971. The lecture runs an hour and ten minutes. The Q&A, which is about 21minutes, begins at 1:10:38. An earlier version of this talk was presented on… Continue reading “Tactics for Survival in the Corporate State” – Nicholas Johnson at Grinnell College, Iowa (1 April 1971)

“A Time for Burning” – The 1966 Lutheran Church Documentary on Racism

A Time for Burning explores race relations through the experiences of a church community in Omaha, Nebraska in 1966. In the documentary, Lutheran minister, Reverend L. William Youngdahl, attempts to inspire his White parishioners to reach out and make a connection with members of a Black Lutheran church in their community. Description by Paul Gaita… Continue reading “A Time for Burning” – The 1966 Lutheran Church Documentary on Racism