Sunday, April 06, 2008

Obtaining information

I have always been a firm believer in seeking as much info as possible, as it makes
surviving so much easier. And remember, WeaselCraft at it's core is about surviving.
It doesn't matter much to me what the bias of the source is, as long as my own mind is still working. If you can't extract information from any source, and see how it effects you, you need to learn how to. Drop your own biases, and just take the info for what it is.
Unfortunately, what passes for news in our country is either propaganda directly from the government, or what the corporate powers want us to see. Oh, wait, isn't that the same thing? Corpratism/fascism are awful close together.
Anyway, here are some of the places I go for news, info, and sometimes, entertainment.
As with everything I do, I am sure there are plenty of things to piss off most everyone in this list, as there are far right & far left, as well as some "conspiracy" sites here, but it is all info that effects us, so it is good to know.

www.thomhartmann.com
Thom is a classical liberal, in the sense of Thomas Jefferson, and provides good insight into things effecting our country, and the world. He also constructivly engages the Right on his show.

www.infowars.com
Alex Jones' site. Lots of straight news with a Big Brother lens.
Some veers to conspiracy, but, it is consistently correct in data, although some conclusions he reaches, I do not agree with.

www.whatreallyhappened.com
Mike Rivero, also of the GCN radio network, deals in straight info, basically just links to other sources. Man, the world is scary when you read it all.

www.whatdoesitmean.com
Biggest list of headlines I've found

www.beforeitstoolate.com
A great hub for survival information. It is all links to different websites run by Kurt Wilson, who is a genius when it comes to actual survival, and he does not sell Gucci Gear.

english.aljazeera.net
For news from the Middle East, which is kind of important to pay attention to.

www.democrcynow.org
Amy Goodmans radio show, very informative, and not part of the false left/right argument. This one does fall squarely in the socialist/anarchist arena.

www.flashpoints.net
Another Pacifica radio show, same as above as far as inclination.
Both DN & Flashpoints report on many things you will never see covered in the MSM

I will add more later, and further update the links section.

I would just like to remind everyone, you don't have to believe the bias to get the information. Listen, read, learn, and make up your own mind.
Thinking is the best, most important part of surviving.

2 Comments:

Blogger ttruscott said...

Mr. Weasel sir,

:)

if you are not careful, you will enter my books as an Intellectual Thug along with Animal, Rory Miller, Darren Laur and Lawrence Kane, prospect!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Magyarul said...

I would add
http://news.bbc.co.uk/text_only.stm

Don't be fooled by some modern BBC shows or the trivial videos on the hi-res front page. They are still the biggest newsgathering organisation in the world and biggest news channel too. Despite this, they have been sterling for as long as television has regularly been broadcast. Their investigative reporters go to more places than any others.

Orwell once said of them that "I saw it on the BBC" is was synonymous with "It must be true". They are great for a current overview of the world. Their specialty sections: Science/Tech, Health, or by region, are also excellent. If I only have time to read one news source, it is the BBC.

12:57 AM  

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