Media Literacy - Media Education
Learning how to
and its effect on
, as well as the
and Human Rights
goes beyond Reading Comprehension
that can include detecting
news and public affairs programming (and the reasons for
these), and to understand how structural feature such as
, or its funding model affect
the information presented.
TV Negative Effects
- Media Words
- Why the News Dangerous
- Media Education
The Big Distraction
We live in a system that deliberately keeps people in the dark,
while at the same time,
with with useless information. We are not giving people the most important
knowledge and information that they need, and this is because we
don't even teach this responsibility
schools, or any where else. This is a serious human flaw that
needs to be corrected. Thousands of people are dying everyday,
and millions more are suffering everyday all because of this
communication flaw. And on top of that, what little information
and knowledge that people are receiving, is
distorted, and most people don't even know this because they
have never learned how to accurately analyze information
accuracy, or have people learned how to
. Most people
don't even know when to seek out more information.
This is not saying that there is no Real
, because there is, it's just that good journalism is mostly
is causing someone's attention to turn away from
something important. An obstacle that inhibits
you are easily fooled and misdirected. And what you see is
totally different and not even real. But this time you have no idea that
you've been tricked.
is the process of diverting the attention of an individual or group from
the desired area of focus and thereby blocking or diminishing the
reception of desired information. External distractions include factors
such as visual triggers, social interactions, music, text messages, and
phone calls. There are also internal distractions such as hunger, fatigue,
illness, worrying, and daydreaming. Both external and internal
distractions contribute to the interference of focus. Subliminal
Panem et Circenses
Bread and Circuses
describes the cynical formula of the Roman emperors
for keeping the masses content with ample food and
using diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate,
shallow requirements of a populace, to decry the
of common people
and their neglect of wider concerns. The phrase also implies the erosion
or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner.You only see the surface
you are never told the whole story, and you are never given all the facts.
So you will never fully understand, and you will always be at the mercy of
people who know more then you. It doesn't have to be like this. It's
like not telling a person about the side effects or dangers of certain
medications. It's criminal
These abuses are
so subtle that most people don't even know they are being abused. And
negative effects that come from these abuses are never clearly identified,
so they continue to cause damage. WTFUSubtle
is something that is difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze.
Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way.
People are not informed enough about how
safe their food
is, or how clean their
is, or how clean
is, or how safe the
are that they use. People
are not informed enough about the
cause and effects
decisions that they make everyday. People are not informed
enough about the decisions in government
that are made locally
or nationally. People are not informed enough about
what education is supposed to be
. People are not informed
enough about where their energy
comes from, or where their water
comes from, or where their food comes from, or where their
products come from. People are not informed enough about
. People live in a quasi reality
, with no real
understanding of what
is, or how awareness is used. People are not
even informed enough about how knowledge and information is used.
When Hollywood makes
, they are actually making fun of you. If you
can take a
person and bring them back to life using quality
education and care, that proves that everyone can be bought back
to life. People are not broken, people are just bent a little by
a dysfunctional information system. If we never improve
education, or improve the way that we transmit important
knowledge and information, then people will continue to die and
suffer, and people who don't know this, will continue to be
, and also be responsible for the destruction of our environment. The same
environment that sustains life
, the same environment that
gives life, the same environment that is life. So either you are
a part of the problem, or a
. You have a choice, if not, then you must
to have a choice. Activism
How many Communication Tools do we have today
Thousands of Things Happen Everyday
so who's choosing what you see, hear and feel? Not you.
What is considered News Worthy
What is the News Supposed to be like
is to prevent the development, action, or expression of (a feeling,
impulse, idea, etc.); Restrain.
Prevent the dissemination of (information). Put out of one's
consciousness. To put down by force or authority.
Freedom of Speech
suppression of public
considered objectionable to the general body
of people as determined by a government or media outlet.
refers to the censorship of news related to a certain topic, particularly
in mass media, for any reason. A media blackout may be voluntary, or may
in some countries be enforced by the government or state. The latter case
is controversial in peacetime, as some regard it as a human rights
violation and repression of free speech. Press blackout is a similar
phrase, but refers specifically to printed media.
or suppression order, is a type of censorship
where a court rules that certain information cannot be
published. Suppression of evidence is the act of preventing
from being shown in a trial.
A legal order by a court or government,
restricting information or comment
from being made public or passed onto any unauthorized third party. The
phrase may sometimes be used of a private order by an employer or other
is the abuse of authority or power in a
burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner, also an act or instance of
Suppression of Dissent
occurs when an individual or
group tries to censor, persecute or otherwise oppress the other
party rather than
. Suppression of dissent occurs when an
individual or group which is more powerful than another tries to
directly or indirectly censor, persecute or otherwise oppress
the other party, rather than engage with and constructively
respond to or accommodate the other party's arguments or
viewpoint. When dissent is perceived as a threat, action may be
taken to prevent continuing dissent or penalize dissidents.
Government or industry may often act in this way.
is a criminal behavior to influence the
outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from
exercising their right to vote
in the NewsWhen
Reading the News Online
Addictions and Media Abuse
So Called " Experts "
All media should be questioned. All text books should be
questioned. All people of authority should be questioned. People
need ways to verify the accuracy of all messages, and all
actions. You have to
know what questions to ask. The truth should be democratic, but
at the moment this is not the case.
An expert can be more reliable and more informative, but so
called experts can also be extremely dangerous.
Just because someone is an expert does not mean that you should
Just because someone is an expert does not mean that they
Just because someone is an expert does not mean that they don't
Just because someone is an expert does not mean that they don't
Just because you are an expert does not mean that you have kept
up with all the new things that are being learned, because once
you fall behind on what is known, you are no longer an expert.
This is the reason why we have seek out a second opinion, or a
third opinion. That's the reason why we have teams and groups of
people working on projects. That's the reason why we have
representatives, so that more then one person can have a voice.
Even having a Consensus can
Just because someone is not an expert does not mean that you ignore them.
Just because someone does not have the credentials, or the
or the education, that does not mean that they don't
have anything valuable to say. And that is the
brilliance of the
. Anyone can contribute. More ears and more eyes can
help avoid mistakes. Giving more people the ability to express
themselves is very beneficial. Because we can learn from all
these different forms of expression. But not everyone is heard,
at least for now. But who's choosing which people are heard, and
why? People should choose what should be heard. An
has it flaws and vulnerabilities, but because it is open, we
have a chance to learn about these flaws, and thus reduce them,
thus making the open platform more accurate, more stable, and
Argument From Authority
is a common type of argument which can be
fallacious, such as when an authority is cited on a topic outside their
area of expertise or when the authority cited is not a true expert.
classification of substantive expertise that
also included ‘no expertise’ and ‘contributory expertise’, by which they
meant the expertise needed to contribute fully to all aspects of a domain
is being recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose
faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded
authority and status by peers or the public in a specific
well-distinguished domain, which any person could have depending on the
situation and the skill and knowledge that is needed. Anybody can have the
credentials, training, education, experience, and special knowledge of a
subject. You need Trust
Personal References from people who are a good judgment of character and
a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to
others. Expert Witness
is a person who is an authority in a particular
area or topic.
is the use of tools for finding and assessing
individual expertise, with particular focus on scientific expertise.
Bullshit Receptivity Scale:
Knowing how to
the things that you hear, see and feel.
You don't want people forcing their version of the truth on other people. We
just want the facts, save the philosophical stuff for later when
all the facts are in. Learning has to be the main focus.
Welcome to the golden age of bullshit
(it's almost all sponsored
content, a bunch of crap)
) in publishing, art, and communication, content is the
information and experience(s) directed towards an end-user or audience.
Content is "something that is to be expressed through some medium, as
speech, writing or any of various arts". Content can be delivered via many
different media including the Internet, television, audio CDs, books,
magazines, and live events, such as conferences and stage performances.
Just because something is on TV
doesn't mean that it's important.
You shouldn't let other people
decide what's important to you.
You have to be very careful with choosing your sources for
information. That includes your teachers, your family, your
friends, the TV, news papers, radios, music, nature, yourself
and everywhere else. You cannot understand all the sources of
information at once, but you can make it work, because the
system can learn and progress, but it has to choose to learn and
is impossible to find in our media, but
because of the
, finding good sources is possible.
Public Knowledge does not mean
that the knowledge is
available to everyone
. It means that there is knowledge, but
only if you know where to find it. And only if you know what
questions to ask, and know which people to talk to.
GapComputers can be
hacked, and the human brain can also be hacked.
So what's more
important for you to secure, your brain or your computer? Of
course both, because just making your computer hack proof, will
not protect your own brain from being hacked. But you can easily
Human Brain Hack Proof
what's your Brains Password
is free from fear or doubt;
easy in mind. Free from danger or risk. Not likely to fail or
Immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with.
"Remember that the news is
to you. You can change the channel but you are
to. The same thing goes for
, you're being
dictated to. You can change the school, but you're still being
1,500 newspapers, 1,100
magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 TV stations and 2,400
publishers owned by
A lot of communicating,
but very little is learned.
Concentration of Ownership
Bring on the female superheroes!: Christopher Bell
"Reason obeys itself
; and ignorance submits to whatever is
dictated to it." (Thomas Paine)
introduced in 1949, that required the
holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of
public importance and to do so in a manner that was — in the Commission's
view — honest, equitable, and balanced. The FCC eliminated the Doctrine in
1987, and in August 2011 the FCC formally removed the language that
implemented the Doctrine. Fi.
"99.9% of what happens in the world is not on TV, or on the Radio, or in the
News Papers or Magazines."
You are only informed of only 1% of what's happening in the
, so who's deciding
what's important to you?In the
always refers to
people who are not educated enough to fully understand all the
benefits or all the dangers that come from having a particular
ability or power. Any ability that is not used effectively or
efficiently as possible, will do more harm then good. And most
of the time the damage is not always visible to us. So we
blindly make decisions when we are supposed to be asking
that would help us make more informed decisions,
and questions that would help us make fewer mistakes.
is the most powerful tool that humans have. If you don't learn
to master this tool, then you will be extremely vulnerable to
manipulation, and you will also have very few abilities, and
very few possibilities."
Media literate people should be skillful creators and producers of
media messages, both to facilitate understanding of the
specificities of each medium, as well as to create independent
media. Media literacy can be seen as contributing to an expanded
conceptualization of literacy. By transforming the process of
media consumption into an
active and critical process
gain greater awareness of the potential for misrepresentation
and manipulation (especially through commercials and
Public Relations Techniques
, and understand the role of
mass media and participatory media in constructing views of
reality. Media literacy is sometimes promoted as a way of
protecting people from what are alleged to be mass media's ill
effects and/or as simply appreciating the achievements of the
media industries, although neither of these perspectives can
properly be regarded as a "literacy".
Media Literacy is a repertoire
of competences that
enable people to analyze, evaluate
create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres and
forms. Education for media literacy often uses an inquiry-based
pedagogic model that encourages people to ask questions about
what they watch, hear, and read. Media literacy education
provides tools to help people critically analyze messages,
offers opportunities for learners to broaden their experience of
media, and helps them develop creative skills in making their
own media messages. Most of what
you see is Staged:
Deliberately arranged for effect.
Scientists monitored the posts of people and found that they
were more negative if they received the negative newsfeed
positive if they received positive items.
is a result of a personalized search in which
a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like
to see based on information about the user (such as location, past click
behavior and search history and, as a result, users become separated from
information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating
them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles. The choices made by the
algorithms are not transparent. Mind Control
"Either someone lied to you, or you're lying to yourself."
"It seems the chatter is starting again, the
is spreading the alarmist
seeds, what will it be this time?"
Learn to Read between the Lines,
whether you are
searching for the truth, or detecting lies.
Learning to understand
what happens in the media is like
Learning to Decipher Code
"To be conscious that you are
is a great step to
"it's like the News wants you to
jump to a conclusion
"There's a good reason why
is not allowed in a court of law,
that's because it can easily be a bunch of bullshit."
"People need to know the other side of the story
though it's still another opinion, but until the facts are presented and
the information debated, you will always have too many opinions and not
More then any other
time in our human history people are extremely exposed to a
tremendous amount of influences from numerous media sources. We
are confronted by an enormous amount of choices and surrounded
by a bewildering array of alternatives. We are constantly being
bombarded with temptations, distractions and unrealistic
interpretations of our world.
This makes our most important
information and knowledge from being communicated effectively.
We are allowing money and greed to dictate how our most
important technologies are utilized. We are giving corporations
control over our most important information and knowledge, which
is irresponsible and immoral if not criminal. This clarifies why
education is so extremely important. We must educate our
citizens and our students so they can effectively stop these
irresponsible and immoral practices and also protect themselves
from the vulnerabilities and dangers of a capitalistic and
ignorant society. The knowledge and information is there, but if
a person does not possess the abilities to sort
through all the sources and learn to analyze accuracies,
they will struggle and become vulnerable to
, confusion, intellectual disorder and
"Today's Media are Masters of the
We are all Victims of Circumstance
is a condition that accompanies or influences some
event or activity. The set of facts or circumstances that
surround a situation or event. Information that should be kept
in mind when making a decision
organizations, parents and even search engines are blocking
students access to certain websites which is censorship at its
worst. This is why Media Literacy and Information Literacy are
extremely important because you can't teach or learn by using
Viruses of the Human Language
Language Perversion - How words can be
used to Deceive, Manipulate Meaning and Understanding
Everyone needs to fully understand the definitions of
In order to truly protect yourself
from being manipulated and having your
understanding of the world distorted, you need to
understand these words.
The Deceitful Methods of the Media are well documented
of these key words are used by the media to distort information
and also to hide the truth. The phrase "conspiracy theorist
is now used as a weapon to discredit information, the same way
that the phrase "Communist
" is used to label social movements that
seek to improve the lives of people
. Or using the phrase
"Terrorists" or the name "Hitler" to describe someone who thinks
differently. The media also uses the word "Truther" to describe two totally
different things. A
is someone who seeks the truth, and is not a person trying to
spread lies, but the media wants you to believe they are the
same thing. The word "Anti-Vaxers
" describes people who
have concerns about vaccine safety
, they are not against
vaccines. These are the methods used by the media to distract
people from learning the facts about problems that society is
plagued with. You will get very little facts from the media, so
you must investigate
and seek out valuable knowledge and information,
and seek out sources who are not
or just puppets
I usually wait a few days after a story comes out before reading
, because this gives more time for people to get more
information about the facts instead of making crazy assumptions
and misleading people. You can't say things and ignore other
things or leave
things out, or forget to mention important details.
"Knowledge is your Best Defense"
"Propaganda is everywhere, until you can prove
especially of a biased
or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize
a particular political cause or point of view.
is false information and material that purports to be from a source on one
side of a conflict, but is actually from the opposing side. It is
typically used to vilify, embarrass, or misrepresent the enemy. Black
propaganda contrasts with grey propaganda
the source of which is not identified, and white propaganda, in which the
real source is declared and usually more accurate information is given,
albeit slanted, distorted and omissive. Black propaganda is covert in
nature in that its aims, identity, significance, and sources are hidden.
is propaganda which
truthfully states its origin, but misleads or lies about certain details.
an influential book
written by Edward L. Bernays
either a false or spurious
statement presented as a fact, or a trivial item of news or information.
is a Spin Doctor and Propaganda Disseminator, a liar
and a criminal.
is the misleading use of a term with more than
one meaning or sense.
is a word or short phrase arrived at to describe a
particular concept in the absence of a generally recognized word or phrase
the same thing.
is the way in which material, ideological, and
institutional processes in capitalist society
mislead members of the proletariat and other class actors. These processes
are thought to hide the true relations between classes and the real state
of affairs regarding the exploitation suffered by the
biggest lies always have a little truth, that's how they fool you.
is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream
journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News
has been around almost as long as
journalism itself, but it is particularly popular on the web, for example
on websites like Onion News or Faking News, where it is relatively easy to
mimic a credible news source and stories may achieve wide distribution
from nearly any site. News satire relies heavily on irony and deadpan
humor. Two slightly different types of news satire exist. One form uses
satirical commentary and sketch comedy to comment on real-world news
events, while the other presents wholly fictionalized news stories.
is anecdotal evidence describing an occurrence with
sufficient detail to permit hasty generalizations about the occurrence. It
may be used, for example, to convince someone that the occurrence is a
widespread problem. Although misleading vividness does little to support
an argument logically, it can have a very strong psychological effect
because of a cognitive heuristic called the availability heuristic.
Is the Media a Troll
- Mind Control
aims to push web users searching for
toward content designed to counter the slick tools of
terrorist recruitment. If this works, that means this could also stop
media propaganda that mass murders thousands of people every single day.
is an attempt to influence a person's beliefs, attitudes,
intentions, motivations, or behaviors.
- (incite, provoke)
Persuade People with Subconscious Techniques
is a form of writing
in which the writer uses words to convince the reader that the writer's
opinion is correct in regards to an issue.
is a form of definition which purports
to describe the 'true' or 'commonly accepted' meaning of a term,
while in reality stipulating an uncommon or altered use, usually
to support an argument for some view, or to create or alter
rights, duties or crimes. The terms thus defined will often
involve emotionally charged but imprecise notions, such as
"freedom", "terrorism", "democracy", etc. In argumentation the
use of a stipulative definition is sometimes called definist
Examples of persuasive definitions include:
Atheist – "someone who doesn't yet realize that God exists"
Democrat – "a leftist who desires to overtax the corporations
and abolish freedom in the economic sphere"
Republican – "an old white man who feels threatened by change."
Loyalty – "a tool to get people to do things they don't want to
Sophistry – "a slogan used by ordinary common sense against
Persuasive definitions commonly appear in controversial topics
such as politics, sex, and religion, as participants in
emotionally charged exchanges will sometimes become more
concerned about swaying people to one side or another than
expressing the unbiased facts. A persuasive definition of a term
is favorable to one argument or unfavorable to the other
argument, but is presented as if it were neutral and
well-accepted, and the listener is expected to accept such a
definition without question.
is leadership by an active media user who
of media messages or content
for lower-end media users. Typically the opinion leader is held in high
esteem by those who accept his or her
is a collection of media technologies that reach a large
audience via mass communication, which is the study of how people and
entities relay information through mass media to large segments of the
population at the same time. It is usually understood to relate newspaper,
magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, even
via internet as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news
and advertising. Broadcast media transmit information electronically, via
such media as film, radio, recorded music, or television. Digital media
comprises both Internet and mobile mass communication. Internet media
comprise such services as email, social media sites, websites, and
Internet-based radio and television.
Information Control For
is a term and abbreviation used to refer collectively
to the various large mass news media that influence a large number of
people, and both reflect and shape prevailing currents of thought.
Public Affairs (broadcasting)
focuses on matters of politics and
public policy. Usually broadcast at times when few listeners or viewers
are tuned in (or even awake) in the U.S., in time slots known as graveyard
slots; such programs can be frequently encountered at times such as 5-6
a.m. on a Sunday.
is a series of related techniques in which
partisans create an image or argument that favours their particular
interests. Such tactics may include the use of logical fallacies and
propaganda techniques, and often involve the suppression of information or
points of view by crowding them out, by inducing other people or groups of
people to stop listening to certain arguments, or by simply diverting
Media Manipulation Techniques
is a type of social influence that aims to
change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or
underhanded tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often
at another's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative,
abusive, devious, and deceptive.
is the process of international integration arising from
the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of
culture. Not a Collective
or a Democracy
More about a New World Order
What is the News supposed to be?
Information Manipulation Theory
a way of looking at a unique part of the interpersonal communication
process that deals with the way in which information packages (in the form
of messages) are put together when being transmitted from a sender to a
receiver in order to give an impression that is false from the perspective
of the sender.
is a concept
involving the use and management of
and communication technology in pursuit of a competitive
advantage over an opponent. Information warfare may involve
collection of tactical information
assurance(s) that one's own information is
, spreading of
propaganda or disinformation to demoralize or manipulate the enemy and the
public, undermining the quality of opposing force information and denial
of information-collection opportunities to opposing forces. Information
warfare is closely linked to psychological warfare.
is a controlled language
created by the totalitarian state Oceania as a tool to limit freedom of
thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom,
self-expression, individuality, and peace. Any form of thought alternative
to the party’s construct is classified as "thought-crime".
Mass Psychogenic illness
is "the rapid
spread of illness signs and symptoms affecting members of a
a phenomenon that transmits
of threats etc., whether real or imaginary,
through a population in society as a result of rumors and fear (memory
Gustave Le Bon
is best known for his 1895 work
The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
which is considered one of the seminal works of crowd psychology.
relates to the behaviors and thought processes of
both the individual crowd members and the crowd as an entity.
influenced by the loss of responsibility of the individual and the
impression of universality of behavior, both of which increase with the
size of the crowd.
Viruses of the Mind
is an essay that
discusses how religion can be viewed as a meme, which is an idea,
behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a
There is a good reason why
is not considered
in a court of law.
is false or incorrect
information, spread intentionally (without realizing it is untrue) or
is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread
misrepresenting a past or existing fact.
Slant the News - Cover-up - Down Play
is a form of speech or writing that uses psychological jargon, buzzwords,
and esoteric language to create an impression of truth or plausibility.
is the practice of forcing
another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or
threats or some other form of pressure or force. Marketing
is the process of
forcibly inculcating ideas, attitudes, cognitive strategies or a
professional methodology (see doctrine) by coercion. Conspiring
institutions such as police and mental hospitals have been widely used as
a modus operandi of indoctrinators. Confidence Trick
Hostile Media Effect
is a perceptual theory of mass
communication that refers to the tendency for individuals with a strong
on an issue to perceive that ostensibly neutral,
even-handed media coverage of the topic is biased against their side and
in favor of their antagonists' point of view.
is the bias or perceived
of journalists and
news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and
stories that are reported and how they are covered.
90% of the News is
lacking in clarity.
Unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in
something not clearly understood or expressed.
Not precisely limited, determined, or
is a subtle difference in
meaning or opinion or attitude.
something not clearly understood or expressed.
Make less visible or unclear.
Make unclear, indistinct, or blurred.
Make undecipherable or imperceptible by
obscuring or concealing. Poorly stated or described.
Not clear to the mind.
to make something obscure or unclear.
is something impossible or difficult to perceive by the
mind or senses.
is an underlying or implied tendency
, content underneath the
A lot of things
are not always straightforward.
and easy to do or understand. Free from ambiguity. Without
evasion or compromise. Without concealment or deception; Honest.
is pure ignorance, either
someone is hiding something, assuming something, or knows nothing.
is a word or phrase that is
used to describe some general or vague, rather than some specific thing.
is a word or phrase that covers a broad interval or set of functions or
items that all fall under a single common category.
is an expression whose meaning
cannot be determined from its context. A type of uncertainty of meaning in
which several interpretations are plausible.
Term of Convenience
is a word or short phrase arrived at to describe a
particular concept in the absence of a generally recognized word or phrase
meaning the same thing.
is to take away a vital or essential part of.
is a type of uncertainty of
meaning in which several interpretations are plausible.
is a statement
that, despite apparently sound
from true premises, leads to a
logically unacceptable conclusion.
is the use of
exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech.
occurs when an advocate
appeals to an irrelevant, unqualified, unidentified, biased, or fabricated
source in support of an argument. Cognitive Dissonance
one who pretends.
is the act of expressing one's views in accordance with the
likes of a group to which one is attempting to appeal. In pandering, the
views one is expressing are merely for the purpose of drawing support up
to and including votes
and do not
necessarily reflect one's personal values.
is wording that attempts to
influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or
wording is also known as high-inference language or language
persuasive techniques. Loaded words and phrases have strong
emotional implications and involve strongly positive or negative
reactions beyond their literal
. For example, the phrase tax relief refers literally
to changes that reduce the amount of tax citizens must pay.
However, use of the emotive word relief implies that all tax is
an unreasonable burden to begin with.
Examples of Loaded Language:
You want to go to the mall, don't you? Do
you really want to associate with
Collateral damage versus innocent loss of
Pro-life versus pro-choice.
Freedom fighters versus terrorists.
Secretary versus personal assistant.
Extermination versus liquidation or
Euthanasia versus killing.
Taking one’s life versus suicide.
Bravery versus discretion.
Letting someone go versus firing. Some Say, Experts Say
Who exactly said it? And what evidence
and facts do they have?
Cult of Personality
arises when an individual uses mass media,
propaganda, or other methods to create an
, heroic, and at
image, often through
unquestioning flattery and praise
is a trite,
meaningless, or prosaic statement, generally
directed at quelling social, emotional, or
cognitive unease. Platitudes are geared
towards presenting a shallow, unifying
wisdom over a difficult topic. However, they
are too overused and general to be anything
more than undirected statements with
ultimately little meaningful contribution
towards a solution.
Examples could be statements such as "meet
in the middle", "busy as a bee", "method to
my madness", "better late than never", "just
be yourself", "burning the midnight oil" and
"nobody's perfect". Platitudes are generally
a form of thought-terminating cliché. Idioms
is the effect of any and all aspects of society,
including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language
is used, and the effects of language use on society.
have to be aware of words like may, "Maybe" or "Could"
usually means that someone has no idea what the truth is, also
the phrase "Is Expected to Be" "Reportedly" or "Can Be". It may be pink
elephants, could be signs of alien life from another planet,
speculation instead of just saying "We have no freaking idea,
because we don't have enough information in order to make a
reasonable conclusion, or base an opinion on."
English Modal Verbs
a small class of auxiliary verbs used
mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation,
to persuade, or motivate
particular audiences in specific situations.
is a word frequently used in political discourse
that uses an abstract concept to develop support for political positions.
Such words are usually terms that do not have a clear definition but are
used to give the impression of a clear meaning.
is a deceptive statement that
includes some element of truth. The statement might be partly true, the
statement may be totally true but only part of the whole truth, or it may
use some deceptive element, such as improper punctuation, or double
meaning, especially if the intent is to deceive, evade, blame or
misrepresent the truth.
is a type of informal
fallacy that involves a situation in which only limited alternatives are
considered, when in fact there is at least one additional option.
Quoting out of Context
is a type of false attribution in which a
passage is removed from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort
its intended meaning. Contextomies are stereotypically intentional, but
may also occur accidentally if someone misinterprets the meaning and omits
something essential to clarifying it, thinking it non-essential.
is an unconscious defense
mechanism whereby the mind transfers emotions, ideas, or wishes and
substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their
original form to be dangerous or unacceptable.
is idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others.
(usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by
word of mouth
claim of a fact by a party in a pleading, charge, or defense. Until they
can be proved, allegations remain merely assertions with no supporting
evidence. Negative Campaign
is a conscious or
subconscious process in which people attempt to influence the perceptions
of other people about a person, object or event. They do so by regulating
and controlling information in social interaction.
is the psychological process by which one person guides the
thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another.
can be broadly
defined as an accusation or accusations that receive wide exposure.
Generally there is a negative effect on the credibility of the person or
organization involved. Society is scandalized when it is made aware of
blatant breaches of moral norms or legal requirements.
is a "confused or
unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases".
is a verbal mistake, usually made
in a social environment. The mistake may come from saying something that
is true, but inappropriate. It may also be an erroneous attempt to reveal
a truth. Back-Pedaling
is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that
is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of an unconscious
subdued wish or internal train of thought.
is a common form of argument
and is an informal fallacy
based on giving the impression of refuting an
opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not
advanced by that opponent.
commonly understood cultural or emotional association that some word or
phrase carries, in addition to the word's or phrase's explicit or
, which is its
denotation. A connotation is frequently described as either positive or
negative, with regards to its pleasing or displeasing emotional
is a restatement of the
meaning of a text or passage using other words.
are covert operations that are designed to
in such a way that the
operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities,
, groups, or nations other
than those who actually planned and executed
is an operation that is so planned and executed as to conceal the identity
of or permit plausible denial
by the sponsor. Making people
fight each other and stay divided
Powerful people take
advantage peoples devotion to their religion as a way to provoke and
antagonize people into fighting. Which then they use as a reason to attack
and kill innocent people. Same way they use peoples patriotism as way to
manipulate brave man and women into fighting wars that there is no need
for, except to make profits for war
. To all people, and to all
faiths and all religions
, "Do not let these criminals manipulate
you into fighting, or let them paralyze you with fear
. Stay calm,
stay alert and educate yourselves. We have a world to save, and
greatest strength and our only hope. So please have faith, but be
extremely careful not to let your faith or your biases keep you from
communicating, or keep you from making improvements in yourself or the
world around you. Scumbag Criminals want to
people into fighting, this way they can then create false
excuses to abuse and murder even more people, using the guise of war.
is concealing the true nature of
something, a semblance, an outward or token appearance or form that is
deliberately misleading. Not genuine or real. Not Factual.
involves a significant degree of deception, to conceal who is behind it or
to make it appear that some other entity is responsible ("false flag"
Economic Hit Men
is the act of seeking and persecuting any perceived enemy, particularly
when the search is conducted using extreme measures and with little regard
to actual guilt or innocence. It is used whether or not it is sanctioned
by the government, or merely occurs within the "court
of public opinion
are planned operations to
convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their
, and objective
reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations,
groups, and individuals.
when human thinking can be controlled in a way that it causes an inability
to think independently
also disrupts a persons ability accurately determine facts from lies, and
reality from a quasi reality
, and involuntary
reeducation of basic beliefs and values
. (also known as
reeducation, brainsweeping, coercive persuasion, thought control, or
is a form of abuse, characterized by a person
subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may result in
post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often associated with
situations of power imbalance
, such as abusive
, gaslighting and abuse in the workplace.
is a deliberately fabricated
falsehood made to masquerade as
is usually a person, device, or
event meant as a distraction, to conceal what an individual or a group
might be looking for.
is something that misleads
or distracts from a relevant or important issue.
is to turn aside and away from an
initial or intended course.
is a planned event
designed to attract the public's attention to the event's organizers or
their cause. Publicity stunts can be professionally organized, or set up
is a novel device or idea
designed primarily to attract attention or increase appeal, often with
little intrinsic value
phrase or expression that has become popular and over used, so eventually
the phrase is only used to grab attention and not really communicate
is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which
has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect,
even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some
earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.
is an action which is intended
to be perceived as a bluff, but which is not.
intended to misrepresent the true nature of
an activity. A plan or action to hide what you're doing.
Terrorism Deaths versus Terrorism Coverage
is when conspirators plan a false
flag operation, and they hide references to it in the popular
media before the atrocity takes place; when the event occurs,
the public has softened up, and therefore passively accepts it
rather than offering resistance or opposition.
is when an outside country is funding armed insurgents and
paramilitary organizations within another country to cause the country to
fight among themselves
. While the
outside country profits from weapon sales, it also makes the country
weaker so that the outside country can exploit and manipulate the other
country for resources. Economic Sabotage
is government support of violent
non-state actors engaged in terrorism.
was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced
through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from
1948 to 1994. Under apartheid, the rights, associations, and movements of
the majority black inhabitants and other ethnic groups were curtailed, and
white minority rule was maintained.
is a process by which a central system of power dominates
the surrounding land and its components.
is when one
geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another
such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering, liberating
or re-establishing control or authority over a territory, forcing the
partition of a country, altering the established government or gaining
concessions from said government, or a combination thereof.
denotes any action
which is practiced mainly by psychological methods with the aim of evoking
a planned psychological reaction in other people." Various techniques are
used, and are aimed at influencing a target audience's value system,
belief system, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior.
Molding Public Opinion
is subject matter that
is calculated to excite and please
"If it Bleeds, it
occurs when a
person feels as though they have been mentally assaulted viciously by some
event or thing.
is a type of editorial
in mass media in which events and topics in news stories and
pieces are overhyped to present biased impressions on events, which may
cause a manipulation to the truth of a story. Sensationalism may include
reporting about generally insignificant matters and events that do not
influence overall society and biased presentations of newsworthy topics in
a trivial or tabloid
manner contrary to the standards of professional
describing a news event where the media coverage is perceived to be out of
proportion to the event being covered, such as the number of reporters at
the scene, the amount of news media published or broadcast, and the level
of media hype.
is a type of journalism that presents little or no
legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to
sell more newspapers. Techniques may include
of news events, scandal-mongering or sensationalism. By
extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to
decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical
Famous People as Bait
is to affect with Wonder,
something strange and surprising. To be Amazed. Bewildering is something
that causes you to be confused emotionally.
is a dramatic or literary work in which the plot, which is
typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions,
takes precedence over detailed characterization. Characters are often
simply drawn, and may appear stereotyped.
is the deliberate use of
based tactics including
exaggeration and usually repetition to influence the public in order to
achieve a desired outcome. It is a tactic used to scare or put fear into
those viewing a campaign/advertisement and influence the outcome based on
is a behavioral paradigm in which organisms learn to
predict aversive events. It is a form of learning in
which an aversive
stimulus (e.g. an electrical shock) is associated with a particular
neutral context (e.g., a room) or neutral stimulus (e.g., a tone),
resulting in the expression of Fear
to the originally neutral stimulus or context. This can be
done by pairing the neutral stimulus with an aversive stimulus (e.g., a
shock, loud noise, or unpleasant odor). Eventually, the neutral stimulus
alone can elicit the state of fear. In the vocabulary of classical
conditioning, the neutral stimulus or context is the "conditional
stimulus" (CS), the aversive stimulus
is the "unconditional stimulus" (US), and the fear is the "conditional
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
is a disinformation
strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, talk radio, politics,
religion, and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategy to influence
perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and
a manifestation of the appeal to fear.
is when a person has endured
repeated painful or otherwise aversive
which it was unable to escape or avoid. After such experience,
the person often fails to learn escape or avoidance in new situations
where such behavior would be effective. In other words, the organism
learned that it is helpless in aversive situations, that it has lost
control, and so it gives up trying. Such a person is said to have acquired
is excessive or exaggerated alarm about a real or imagined
threat, such as the increases in deaths from an infectious disease. In the
news media, alarmism can be a form of yellow journalism where reports
sensationalise a story to exaggerate small risks.
is the potential of an action (as a public execution), image,
text, or other form of communication to provoke a reaction of sharp
disgust, shock, anger, fear, or similar negative emotions.
Culture of Fear
is the concept that people may incite
in the general public to
achieve political goals through emotional bias. It is also a term applied
to the workplace.
Arab with backpack bomb
crazy prank in Croatia (youtube)
is a shared psychosis, is a psychiatric syndrome in which
symptoms of a delusional belief and hallucinations are transmitted from
one individual to another.
is forced submission to control
by others. The act of subjugating by cruelty.
is defined as the diminished
responsiveness to a
negative or aversive stimulus
after repeated exposure to it. It also occurs when an emotional response
is repeatedly evoked in situations in which the action tendency that is
associated with the emotion proves irrelevant or unnecessary.
is any person or
organization that profits from warfare
or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war.
is a deliberate action aimed at
weakening a government
or corporation through subversion, obstruction,
disruption or destruction. Espionage
- Order out of
about being loyal to your
country, family or friends. Aiding an enemy. Traitor.
is an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or
a process in
psychological warfare with the objective to erode morale among enemy
combatants and/or noncombatants. That can encourage them to retreat,
surrender, or defect rather than defeating them in combat.
was a top secret United
States Department of Defense project that aimed to utilize information
operations and resources at the Pentagon’s disposal to counteract the
ideological threat of Communism during the Cold War.
Engineering of Consent
says that public
relations activities are planned and executed by trained practitioners in
accordance with scientific principles, based on the findings of social
scientists. Their dispassionate approach and methods may be likened to
those of the engineering professions which stem from the physical
(1891 − 1995) Edward Bernay's uncle was
(1856 – 1939)
is the practice of managing the spread of information
between an individual or an organization to ultimately persuade people to
maintain a certain view about the organization, its leadership, products,
or political decisions.
is a form of propaganda
, achieved through
providing a biased interpretation of an event or campaigning to persuade
public opinion in favor or against some organization or public figure.
While traditional public relations and advertising may also rely on
"creative" presentation of the facts, "spin" often implies the use of
disingenuous, deceptive, and highly manipulative tactics. Spin is
typically applied to events or situations which are deemed to be
unfavourable or potentially harmful to the popularity of a person, brand
or product. As such, a standard approach used in "spinning" is to reframe,
reposition, or otherwise modify the perception of an issue or event, to
reduce any negative impact it might have on public opinion.
is a belief that "the real reasons why a crime has
been committed have not been told, and the real reasons have been hidden
from the public, usually because people in the positions of authority have
taken part in the crimes that were committed, thus they want to hide the facts that prove
their guilt and involvement in the crimes committed. When people ask
questions to learn about the crime they are usually called a
in order to make their questions sound crazy, this
way other people will stay ignorant to the facts, and it also makes people
to be afraid to speak up, so they will never learn the truth. When someone
is doing an investigation
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is an event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs
radically from what is actually the case.
is a person who harasses and tries to disconcert others with questions,
challenges, or gibes. Hecklers are often known to shout disparaging
comments at a performance or event, or to interrupt set-piece speeches,
with the intent of disturbing performers and/or participants.
Social Engineering (political science)
is a discipline in social
science that refers to efforts to influence particular attitudes and
social behaviors on a large scale, whether by governments, media or
private groups in order to produce desired characteristics in a target
population. Social engineering can also be understood philosophically as a
deterministic phenomenon where the intentions and goals of the architects
of the new social construct are realized.
Terror Management Theory
unsanctioned release of
to news media. It can also be the premature
publication of information by a news outlet, of information that it has
agreed not to release before a specified time, in violation of a news
embargo. But some news leaks are done on purpose in order to distract the
public from the truth. Who's the
happens whenever a system that is designed to be
closed to an eavesdropper
information to unauthorized parties nonetheless.
- Gag Order
People need to learn how to Decipher.....
is to convert from cryptic
language. Convert code into ordinary
Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of
, duped by sponsored content and don't always
recognize political bias of social messages.
Bias in Social Messages
and videos can induce people to believe in and remember events that never
Detecting Misinformation Can Improve Memory Later On
. People who
actually notice that the misinformation is inconsistent with the original
event have better memory for the event compared with people who never saw
the misinformation in the first place.
Evidence Based Argumentation
is How to detect Bullshit and Lies.
"When politicians and
news people talk, there's no logical
reasoning to what they say that can be
correctly measured or justified. That means
they are either a lying criminal or they are
very ignorant and uninformed."
are governed, our minds are molded, our
tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely
by men we have never heard of."
"99.9% of what happens
in the world is not on the News
....so don't ever think for a second that
you're actually informed about the world.
Just like the rest of us, you don't know
Jack Sh*t about everything that's happening,
unless of course Jack Sh*t is a friend of
yours, then maybe you do know Jack Sh*t.
Everyone of us is
Gullible and Naive to a certain degree
That's mostly because there is no universal
systematic approach for people to use in
order for them to verify if the
that they have is
. And there is
also no universal systematic approach for
people to use in order to verify information
that is depicted on TV, newspapers and any
other media. We are literally driving blind.
We have made almost every known mistake
known to man, and we are making a lot of
mistakes. Sometimes making the same mistakes
over and over again. The mentality of
society as a whole has the same mental
capacity as a teenager. So we can either
grow up fast, or we can continue to drive
blind and recklessly. Most of us could
honestly say that there is a lot of room for
improvement. It's time for us to grow up. We
are lucky to have lived as long as we have,
we shouldn't push our luck. Just in the last
500 years, 100's of millions of people have
accumulated a millennium worth of
experiences. As a whole humans have went
through almost every experience you can
think of. We have literally tried almost
everything and done almost everything. And
in doing so we have learned so much about
ourselves and the world around us. Our
knowledge is an incredible treasure trove
that we haven't even begun to measure it's
true value or worth. So what key
knowledge and information does the average
in order for them to be affective at
verifying information, and, also understand
information accurately enough in order to
make the appropriate decisions?
being naive and
easily deceived or tricked. Easily tricked
because of being too trusting.
is lacking information
or instruction. Inexperienced. Deficient in
relevant experience. One without formal
is having or showing a lack of experience,
understanding or sophistication, often in a context where one neglects
pragmatism in favor of moral idealism.
to be false to;
be dishonest with. Cause someone to believe
is the act of propagating beliefs in things that are not
true, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission). Deception
can involve dissimulation, propaganda, and sleight of hand, as well as
distraction, camouflage, or concealment. There is also self-deception, as
in bad faith.
- Ponzi Scheme
is Pulling the Wool over your Eyes
" means to deceive, to hoodwink,
to trick or cheat someone by giving them wrong information or money.
Conceal one's true motives from, especially by elaborately feigning good
intentions so as to gain
an end; The saying originated around the
1700's when men and women wore of woolen wigs.
is the human tendency to
believe that we see the world around us objectively, and that people who
disagree with us must be uninformed, irrational, or biased. Naïve realism
provides a theoretical basis for several other cognitive biases, which are
systematic errors in thinking and decision-making. These include the false
consensus effect, actor-observer bias, bias blind spot, and fundamental
attribution error, among others.
is a presentation
typically concealing the true nature of
something. Appearance or form that is
An erroneous mental representation,
containing or characterized by
Curse of knowledge
that occurs when, in
predicting others' forecasts or behaviors, individuals are unable to
ignore the knowledge they have that others do not have, or when they are
unable to disregard information already processed.
You are not
informed, you are mostly deformed.
is a deliberately invalid argument displaying
ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of
Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or
be vague about in order to mislead or
Alter the shape of Having no definite form
or distinct shape. So badly formed or out of
shape as to be ugly.
is to influence or control shrewdly or deviously.
Tamper, with the purpose of deception.
What people should
is having much
is education that results in understanding and
the spread of knowledge
is being expert
or having knowledge of some
things is not
always about trying to disprove something,
questioning things is more about confirming
The Media wants
you to believe that it's ok to make
and make false accusations,
it is not ok, it is extremely dangerous and
criminal. Most of the magazines at the food
store checkout line should be illegal.
Stores checkout lines should only show food
knowledge and tips on how to eat healthier,
They should also have an
to show sales,
weather reports, and a bus schedule.
Knowing what to
read and choosing the right media inputs, is
like knowing that the water you're drinking
is tainted with chemicals that could
eventually kill you. You don't keep drinking
bad water, unless you use a filter, if you
don't use a filter, or find cleaner
water some where else, then your mind and
body will be poisoned. So be careful what
you read, and drink. Know your wells, know
your sources, and know your vulnerabilities.
is sometimes referred to as the
CIA's mind control program
—is the code name given
to a program of experiments on human subjects, at times illegal, designed
and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and
procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken
the individual to force confessions through mind control. Organized
through the Scientific Intelligence Division of the CIA, the project
coordinated with the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Army's
when human subjects can be indoctrinated in a way that causes "an
impairment of autonomy
, an inability to think independently, and a
disruption of beliefs and affiliations. In this context, brainwashing
refers to the involuntary reeducation of basic beliefs and values".
was a secret campaign by the United
States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the
was a proposed false flag operation
against the Cuban government, that originated within the Department of
Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the United States
government in 1962.
Defense Clandestine Service
is an arm of the Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA), which conducts clandestine espionage
activities around the world to answer national-level defense objectives
for senior U.S. policymakers and military leaders.
) arcade game which is said to have induced various
psychological effects on players.
Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job
(complete video 1:21)
Back in 1985, a former KGB agent was trained in
. He explains the 4 basic steps to
entire generations into thinking and
behaving the way those in power want them to. It’s shocking
because the USA have been transformed in the exact same way, and
followed the exact same steps.
Operation Midnight Climax
The project consisted of a
web of CIA-run safehouses in San Francisco, Marin, and New York City. It
was established in order to study the effects of LSD on unconsenting
individuals. Prostitutes on the CIA payroll were instructed to lure
clients back to the safehouses, where they were surreptitiously plied with
a wide range of substances, including LSD, and monitored behind one-way
glass. Several significant operational techniques were developed in this
theater, including extensive research into sexual blackmail, surveillance
technology, and the possible use of mind-altering drugs in field
was a psychiatric procedure in which patients were subjected to a
continuously repeated audio message on a looped tape to alter their
behaviour. In psychic driving, patients were often exposed to hundreds of
thousands of repetitions of a single statement over the course of their
treatment. They were also concurrently administered muscular paralytic
drugs such as curare to subdue them for the purposes of exposure to the
looped message(s). (Depatterning)
George Estabrooks, Hypno Programming
hypnotize a man -- without his knowledge or consent -- into committing
treason against the United States."
State Of Mind - the Psychology of Control -
full length movie 1:57:54
The Manchurian Candidate
was a movie about the
of the son of a prominent right-wing
political family, who becomes an unwitting assassin in an international
False Memory Syndrome
a dystopian novel by English
author George Orwell published in 1949, about a province of the
Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent
, dictated by a political system
euphemistically named English Socialism. (sounds familiar)
search, find, monitor, and arrest citizens of
Oceania who would challenge the status quo — the authority of the Party
and of Big Brother — even if only with a thought.
is an occurrence or instance of controversial
or socially unacceptable thoughts.
The Open Conspiracy
was published in 1928 by H. G.
Tragedy and Hope
written by Carroll Quigley in 1966.
The Tavistock Institute
is a British not for profit
organisation concerned with group behaviour and organisational behaviour.
is the systematic study of people and cultures.
It is designed to explore cultural phenomena where the researcher observes
society from the point of view of the subject of the study.
is a biological concept of natural
selection and survival of the fittest in human society.
is the control of any system using
Press for Truth
We fool you, then we rule you
Conflict of Interest
Sex in the Media
All the things that happen in One Day
On Average, there are 50
music albums released every week in the United
States of America and the United Kingdom.
being released in the
United States of America and the United
100 Greatest Songs
and 8,161 short films
were submitted in 2013 to the Sundance Film
An estimated 50,000 Movies
Are Made Every Year
in the world.
What happens Every
60 Seconds on the Internet?
e-mails sent every minute.
72 Hours of video uploaded to youtube
20 Million Photo views on Flicker every
571 new websites created
every minute. 75 percent of all websites are
Billion Web Pages Archived so far
First Website was 12- 20-1990
(1 Billion Websites in September of 2014, up
from 2,410,067 websites in 1998, and up from
3,000 websites online in 1994)
41 Thousand posts on Facebook
1.8 Million Likes on Facebook
search for on the Internet
278 thousand Tweets on Twitter
2 Million Internet Searches on Google
347 New Blog Posts
every minute. (4
was the size of the internet
Tools and Technology to Transfer Information
Every day, some
2.5 trillion bytes of data
Over 92,000 articles
are posted to the web every 24 hours
nytimes.com publish around 751 articles every day?
America Published 304,912 Books
titles and re-editions), that's almost 900
books a day.
130 million books were published between
1500 - 2008.
Library of Congress
has around 37
In 2011, 295
of data has been accumulated,
and is spread out all over the world, that's
29,500,000,000,000,000,000,000 bits of
information. More information then there are
grains of sand.
, it's more of a
We live in the
information age, and in 2016, the world now
generates more information in 24 hours than
was generated between the birth of
civilization and 2003.
Around 6 Billion
Phone Calls are made every Day in the U.S.
The average person makes or receives 8
mobile phone calls per day. That is roughly
2.4 billion phone calls across the 300
million cell phone users in the U.S. The
average mobile phone user in the U.S makes
250 phone calls per month or 3,000 phone
calls per year. And the there are the
users. In 2003, the CIA
reported approximately 1.263 billion main
telephone lines worldwide. China had more
than any other country at 350 million and
the United States was second with 268
million. The United Kingdom has 23.7 million
residential fixed home phones.
Even with all these
communication tools, you are only aware of
1% of what happens in the world.
I wonder if anything important or valuable
I wonder how many people had something
happen today in their life that would be
Lets say that only 1% of the entire human
population had something important or
valuable happen in their life,
1% of 7 billion people = 70,000,000, that's
70 million possible stories to tell that
How many new breakthrough's in medicine were
How many new discoveries in technology were
How many new discoveries are being buried
under bureaucracy and corruption today?
How many scientific papers were published
today? (around 8,000 every day)
How many of the
500 new patents that were filled today
have any known value or promise?
How many dissertations and thesis's were
handed in today?
How many new things have been learned today?
How many new laws have been put into effect
How many laws are being debated today?
How many of those laws affect you today?
How many decisions are being made by your
local government today?
How many corporations committed a crime
How's your Water quality today?
How's your Food quality today?
How's your Air quality today?
How many products do you use that have
dangerous chemicals in them?
How's your taxes, and how are your taxes
being spent today?
What things are becoming more expensive
How many big decisions are being made today
behind closed doors that will have an impact
on your life?
I wonder if anything happened Today?
How many good things happened today?
Why are prices going up, while some prices
How many tragedy's did people have to endure
How many people were murdered today?
How many people died today from things that
There are over 50,000 journalists, I wonder
if they have anything valuable to say today?
There are millions of movies, millions of
books, and millions of songs, I wonder if
any of those expressions have anything
valuable to say?I enjoy some of the human interest story's, but where's the Facts Jack?
In 2016, the amount of knowledge and information that
is generated in one minute, would take years
for one person to examine.
One Day on Earth
( film released 04/22/2012 |
1 hr. 44 min.)
One Day on Earth website
One Day on Earth is the first film made in
every country of the world on the same day.
We see both the challenges and hopes of
humanity from a diverse group of volunteer
filmmakers assembled by a participatory
in the world on October 10th, 2010 (10.10.10)
(105 people die each minute, nearly
two people die each second)
The Ways we Die
are born around the world.
130,000 people are
45% of people in the world lived on less the
$2.50 a day
1.3 billion people have no access to clean
45 Countries are involved in a
90,000 people lived past there expected life
10 million people are held in
You heart beat 100,000 times today.
172 billion Dollars are spent.
4 trillion dollars are in circulation.
72 billion products crossed international
3.5 million tons of
223 million kilograms (491 million .lbs) of
30% of the land mass is used for raising
The world has over 8 million
Something Informative. Tending to
. Serving to instruct
Something recent and new, like accidents,
important events, crimes or discoveries.
Something timely and relevant, like upcoming
Something close in proximity or something local.
Something that has a possible future impact.
Something interesting, weird, surprising,
bizarre or shocking.
Something of conflict.
What is News
is the welfare or well-being
general public; commonwealth. Having relevance to the general populace: a
news story of public interest. Public interest must be assessed
impartially and be evaluated whether one would actually benefit or suffer
from this change, or information. ex ante:
Based on predictions
The existing state of affairs.
Out of all the deaths
by murder that happened today, which one did
Out of all the deaths by health related
causes that happened today, which one did
the news report about?
Out of all the births that happened today, which ones did
the news report about?
Out of all the good things and good deeds that
people did today, which ones did
the news report about?
Out of all the white collar crimes that
happened today, which one did the news
Out of all the crimes committed by
politicians that happened today, which one
did the news report?
Out of all the scientific discoveries that
happened today, which one did the news
Out of all the thousand of arrests that
happened today, which one did the news
Out of all the fatal accidents that happened
today, which one did the news report?
Out of all the crimes against women and
children that happened today, which one did
the news report?
Out of all the great things that we learned today, which one did
Tools and Technology for Transferring
Number of Television
Number of Television Sets:
(in 1950 only 9% of people had TV's, in 1960
90% had TV's)
Television Sets per 1,000: 787.6
Number of Cable Subscribers: 70,991,360
Cable Subscribers per 1,000:
Number of Satellite Subscribers:
Satellite Subscribers per 1,000: 57.5
Number of Radio Stations: 10,32
Number of Radio Receivers: 575,000,000
Radio Receivers per 1,000: 2,067.9
Number of Individuals with
1 billion computers were in use in 2008.
2-billion PC usage may occur sometime in 2015 or 2016.
134.4 million PC units were shipped in 2013 in the U.S.
Computers per 1,000:
Number of Individuals with Internet Access:
Internet Access per
Miles of Roads in America.
Over 1 Billion
in the World.
We used about 275 billion gallons of surface
per day in the U.S. in 2010. NYC alone uses
2.4 billion gallons of water per day.
List of News Channels
US Cable News
Television News in the US
List of United States over-the-air
24-Hour Television News Channels in the
List of United States Cable and Satellite
It would take 42
to record every word spoken with 16
khz 16 bit audio.
many TV Shows?
How Many Things Happened Today
Language as a Communication Tool
Mongolia has 111
newspapers, 90 magazines, and 72 radio
stations. What about their education?
Newspapers in the U.S
Newspapers in the United States
List of Newspapers in the United States
Newspaper Association of America
Too much wasted paper
List of Newspapers in the world by
Around 2.5 billion people around the world
read newspapers in print and 800 million on
7,289 Magazines in
List of Magazines by Circulation
1,500 newspapers, 1,100
magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 TV stations and 2,400
publishers owned by
Who owns the
? Not you, and
you pay for them
Who decides what is taught in our schools
what's on TV
. Not you, and you pay for
it. Changing the channel is not really about "choice".
How many Schools and
PuPublic Schools (Elementary, Secondary)
PoPostsecondary Title IV institutions
(including 4 and 2 -year
, , and
There are 63,066,194
youths from 5 to 19 years of age, do we have
enough schools for 63 million kids?
There are over 49.5 million public
school students and 3.1 million teachers in America?
There are an estimated
of all kinds in the United States today.
Congregations in the United States,
about 314,000 are
, and 24,000 are
Catholic and Orthodox churches.
Non-Christian religious congregations are
estimated at about 12,000
One estimate was 450,000 Churches in
America. 118 million people, said they
attended worship on the previous weekend.
There is an estimated
Cellphones in America
List of Countries by Number of Mobile Phones
How Many Ships at
Tens of thousands, including freighters,
tankers, fishing boats, yachts, dinghies,
canoes, kayaks, tugs, and pleasure boats.
10,000 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Each
Cruise ships dump 1 billion gallons of
sewage into the ocean every year. Some 20
million people board cruise ships every
94 Large Ships lost Worldwide in 2013
down 20% from last year, with foundering
most common cause.
List of Missing Ships
Daily Vessel Activity Report
There is around 58,900 to 87,483 ships in
How Many Planes in
6,000 planes flying across the world around
Flight Radar 24.com
In 2012, almost 3 billion passenger tickets
were sold for a flight with one of the
20,000 planes that are currently operating.
How Many Cars
on the Road?
An estimated 254.4 million registered
vehicles in the United States
people for every car in the U.S.
About 1 billion vehicles world wide.
Annual United States Road Crash Statistics
Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each
An additional 2.35 million are injured or
Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age
die each year.
Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes
involving drivers ages 16-20.
Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion
per year, or an average of $820 per person.
Road crashes are the single greatest annual
cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens
Then there is all the
Nearly 1.3 million people die in road
crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a
An additional 20-50 million are injured or
More than half of all road traffic deaths
occur among young adults ages 15-44.
Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading
cause of death and account for 2.2% of all
Road crashes are the leading cause of death
among young people ages 15-29, and the
second leading cause of death worldwide
among young people ages 5-14.
Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die
on the world's roads, on average over 1,000
Over 90% of all road fatalities occur in low
and middle-income countries, which have less
than half of the world's vehicles.
Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally,
costing individual countries from 1-2% of
their annual GDP.
Road crashes cost low and middle-income
countries USD $65 billion annually,
exceeding the total amount received in
Unless action is taken, road traffic
injuries are predicted to become the fifth
leading cause of death by 2030.
Visuals - Charts
Media Education Literacy Knowledge Base
is a repertoire of
competencies that enable people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages
in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and formats.
is the branch of
psychology that focuses on the relationships between human behavior and
the media. This branch is a relatively new field of study because of
advancement in technology. It uses various methods of critical analysis
and investigation to develop a working model of a user's perception on
is the ability to
interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the
form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly
signifies interpretation of a written or printed text. Visual literacy is
based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be
through a process of reading.
refers to the
arrangement or presentation of elements in a way that implies importance.
In other words, visual hierarchy influences the order in which the human
eye perceives what it sees. This order is created by the visual contrast
between forms in a field of perception. Objects with highest contrast to
their surroundings are recognized first by the human mind. The term visual
hierarchy is used most frequently in the discourse of the visual arts
fields, notably so within the field of graphic design.
is the knowledge,
skills, and behaviors used in a broad range of digital devices such as
smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as
network rather than computing devices. Digital literacy initially focused
on digital skills and stand-alone computers, but the focus has moved from
stand-alone to network devices. Data
Information and Media Literacy
is the adoption of "critical" perspectives toward text. Critical literacy
encourages readers to actively analyze
texts and offers strategies for
what proponents describe as uncovering underlying messages.
is a school of thought
that stresses the reflective assessments and critique of society and
culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.
Assoc. of Media
Center for Media Literacy
On the Media
Corporate Controlled Media
Concentration of Ownership
Youtube Short Clip
introduced in 1949,
that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present
controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that
was — in the Commission's view — honest, equitable, and balanced. The FCC
eliminated the Doctrine in 1987, and in August 2011 the FCC formally
removed the language that implemented the Doctrine.
The Brainwashers Game
Future of Local Media
Center for Social Media
Free Speech Zone
also known as First
Amendment zones, free speech cages, and protest zones) are areas set aside
in public places for the purpose of political protesting.
Freedom of Speech
Media Ed Foundation
The News Literacy Project
Media & Vulnerable Societies
Technology Liberal Education
Media Literacy Europe
Media Reform Conference
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Propa Gator TV
Center for Communication
Career Tips & Media Links
New Media Literacy's
Media Studies (Rutgers)
Resources for Reporters
Commercial Free Childhood
Kids and Advertising
Advertising Review Council
Unfair Deceptive Advertising
Press Complaints Commission
Programming the Nation
Freedom to Information
The News is a dysfunctional and
manipulative avenue through which a community learns
very little about itself
. Citizens of a community read,
watch or listen to the news and hope to learn what they
need to know so that they can actively participate in
public life and public discourse. But sadly, News does
not do this affectively, or does our local governments.
Information and knowledge needs to be in the News
everyday and on the FrontPage, if not, we are just
wasting time, people and resources.
Are people addicted to
Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and
Who owns the News
Who owns the Media
the Newtown school shooting have issued a stern warning
over "misinformation" regarding the case being posted
online, stating that the those behind fake profiles and
other misleading information will be prosecuted.
Does that mean Fox News and all the other
corrupted contributors of misinformation? Contributors
that we call 'The Media'?
I would presume you would go after the ones doing the
most damage to society? (Priorities). Besides, this
misinformation is like alien life, sure people may
believe in ET, but are they using that belief to control
their actions or distort reality?
Threating freedom of speech will never be as effective
as teaching people the differences between
"Todays media is the most corrupted and ignorant way of delivering
information, and you wonder why people
are so ignorant."
"Life depicted in the media is like an
, it's a fake representation that is used
to distract you from reality." touché
Century Of The Self
is a long documentary but it explains a lot - BBC
Four - 2002 - 2:40 minutes.
Century of the Self
(Full Documentary) (3:54).
You can see a preview on
. This great documentary has been attacked by
copyright fanatics who constantly force the video to be
taken down. These are are same criminals that this
documentary talks about. So you might need to search the web
to see the full version.
I would also watch
Trap TV Series
(March 11, 2007 – March 25, 2007, 180 min, 3
The Art of Deception (Director: Randall Evans)
Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People
Marketing things towards children should be illegal.
is the act of converting site visitors into paying
customers. (money over people)
describes the journey a consumer takes through an Internet
advertising or search system, navigating an
e-commerce website and
finally converting to a sale. The metaphor of a funnel is used to describe
the decrease in numbers that occurs at each step of the process.
several methods by which individuals can avoid receiving unsolicited
product or service information. This ability is usually associated with
direct marketing campaigns such as, e-mail marketing, or direct mail. A
list of those who have opted out is called a
Behind The Big News
Peter Diamandis: Abundance is
John Oliver: Native Advertising (HBO)
Southpark Episode 1909 “Truth and Advertising”
Hollywood and the War Machine
great youtube video removed by criminal minds)
Tough Guise: Violence & Violent Males in America
The War You Don't See
The War You Don't See
metaphors provided by Hollywood movie.
is the study and management of exchange
was first defined as a form of marketing
developed from direct response marketing campaigns which emphasizes
customer retention and satisfaction, rather than a focus on sales
is a form of advertising which allows businesses and nonprofit
organizations to communicate directly to customers through a variety of
media including cell phone text messaging, email, websites, online
adverts, database marketing, fliers, catalog distribution, promotional
letters and targeted television, newspaper and magazine advertisements as
well as outdoor advertising. Among practitioners, it is also known as
is a form of marketing in which focus is placed on specific key
individuals (or types of individual) rather than the target market as a
whole. It identifies the individuals that have influence over potential
buyers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers.
is a marketing strategy employed by public relations (PR)
firms, that involves placing a premeditated message in the "mouth of the
media." Third-party technique can take many forms, ranging from the hiring
of journalists to report the organization in a favorable light, to using
scientists within the organization to present their perhaps prejudicial
findings to the public.
Two Faced Lying
also called Pyramid Scheme
Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Direct Marketing Association
are national trade
organizations that seek to advance all forms of direct marketing.
It's almost all Sponsored Content
is the use of misleading,
false and unproven information to advertise products to consumers.
is a type of disguised
advertising, usually online, that matches the form and function of the
platform upon which it appears. In many cases, it manifests as either an
article or video, produced by an advertiser with the specific intent to
promote a product, while matching the form and style which would otherwise
be seen in the work of the platform's editorial staff. The word "native"
refers to this coherence of the content with the other media that appears
on the platform.
embedded marketing is an advertising
technique used by companies to subtly promote their products through a
non-traditional advertising technique, usually through appearances in
film, television, or other media.
Criticism of Advertising
is an attempt to defraud a
or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the
classical sense of trust. Confidence tricks exploit characteristics of the
human psyche such as dishonesty, honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity,
irresponsibility, naïveté and greed.(synonyms include confidence game,
confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem)
Media WordsCorporate Pedophile
is a term use to describe when big businesses use marketing tactics by
sexualization teenagers and children in order to sell a products. Not only
are the products
, these types of messages are criminal and damaging.
Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our
Minds and Persuade Us to Buy Hardcover – September 20,
(amazon - book)
Six Key Principles of InfluenceReciprocity
– People tend to return a favor, thus the pervasiveness of free samples in
marketing. In his conferences, he often uses the example of Ethiopia
providing thousands of dollars in humanitarian aid to Mexico just after
the 1985 earthquake, despite Ethiopia suffering from a crippling famine
and civil war at the time. Ethiopia had been reciprocating for the
diplomatic support Mexico provided when Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935.
The good cop/bad cop strategy is also based on this principle.
Commitment and Consistency
– If people
commit, orally or in writing, to an idea or goal, they are more likely to
honor that commitment because of establishing that idea or goal as being
congruent with their self-image. Even if the original incentive or
motivation is removed after they have already agreed, they will continue
to honor the agreement. Cialdini notes Chinese brainwashing on American
prisoners of war to rewrite their self-image and gain automatic unenforced
compliance. Another example is children being made to repeatedly "pledge
allegiance" to the United States.Social Proof
– People will do things that they see other people are doing. For example,
in one experiment, one or more confederates would look up into the sky;
bystanders would then look up into the sky to see what they were seeing.
At one point this experiment aborted, as so many people were looking up
that they stopped traffic. See conformity, and the Asch conformity
– People will
tend to obey authority figures, even if they are asked to perform
objectionable acts. Cialdini cites incidents such as the Milgram
experiments in the early 1960s and the My Lai massacre.
– People are easily persuaded by
other people that they like. Cialdini cites the marketing of Tupperware in
what might now be called viral marketing. People were more likely to buy
if they liked the person selling it to them. Some of the many biases
favoring more attractive people are discussed. See physical attractiveness
scarcity will generate demand. For example, saying offers are available
for a "limited time only" encourages sales.
"When people are more interested in
selling you something then they are educating you about
something, that ignorance will always do more damage
then the product itself."
A – attention (awareness): attract the attention of the
I – interest of the customer.
D – desire: convince customers that they want and desire
the product or service and that it will satisfy their
A – action: lead customers towards taking action and/or
What Phrases Sales People and
Advertisers use to Manipulate your thinking
would not want to tell you to do this ________ (fill in the Blank)
You might want to do
_________ (fill in the Blank)
What helps you to know whether it's A or B?
How would you know whether it's A or B?
You don't have to decide right now.
Why is it that some people see it and some people don't?
I'm not sure if this is the right time.
How do you know if this is a good time?
refers to an attempt to communicate
with another person's unconscious mind without that person noticing. As it
often takes place in the course of a seemingly regular conversation, it is
also known as conversational hypnosis or sleight of mouth. The
objective is to change the person’s behavior subconsciously so that the
target believes that they changed their mind of their own volition. When
performed successfully, the target is unaware that they have been
hypnotized or that anything unusual has occurred.
is when you
praise someone in
order to persuade
them to do something.
is the phenomenon whereby consumers
will tend to have a specific change in preference between two options when
also presented with a third option that is asymmetrically dominated. An
option is asymmetrically dominated when it is inferior in all respects to
one option; but, in comparison to the other option, it is inferior in some
respects and superior in others. In other words, in terms of specific
attributes determining preferability, it is completely dominated by (i.e.,
inferior to) one option and only partially dominated by the other. When
the asymmetrically dominated option is present, a higher percentage of
consumers will prefer the dominating option than when the asymmetrically
dominated option is absent. The asymmetrically dominated option is
therefore a decoy serving to increase preference for the dominating
option. The decoy effect is also an example of the violation of the
independence of irrelevant alternatives axiom of decision theory.
Unique Selling Proposition
is a marketing concept
first proposed as a theory to explain a pattern in successful advertising
campaigns of the early 1940s. The USP states that such campaigns made
unique propositions to customers that convinced them to switch brands.
Behavior Testing Laboratories
Methods of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Hypnotic Language Patterns that Work? - Covert Hypnosis
- Kevin Hogan
The good thing about these phrases above
is that they
can be used as a positive way to
, instead of
being used to manipulate people. One example is when
asking people "How important is it to you to be a
?" those people were more likely to be
to get to the polls than just asking them
about the importance of voting. Another example,
preschoolers who were asked about being helpers offered
aid 20 percent more often than kids who were asked just
Then there's Free Gift Trick
, the Two for One, the
Scarcity Ploy, the Reference Retail, and Fatigue
Foot in the Door
Commitment & Consistency Principle
Door in the Face Principle
Scarcity Principle that pretends there are not many.
Social Proof or Expert opinions persuasion technique.
9/10 doctors is a lie because you know nothing about the
qualifications of these doctors or if they were paid to
endorse a particular product.
Reciprocation Principle says that people tend to feel
obliged to return favors. Regardless of whether the
person likes the gift, they’re still inclined to give
something in return. Having someone feel indebted to you
is something that will always be useful, raising your
chances of receiving something you want exponentially. If
people are nice to you only for the money then they are
not genuine, they are frauds who play games to get what
they want, shallow and despicable.
The foot in the door principle means that prior to
asking for a big favor, you should ask for a smaller
one. By first asking for something small, you’re making
the individual “committed” to helping you, and the
larger request acts as a continuation of something
technically already agreed upon.
"Imagine if marketing was used for
good purposes, used as a technique to inspire people to
take actions that benefit them, and benefit others, and
not just be a benefit to someone's greed or blind
ignorance, that ends up harming people and harming the
Instead of wasting time, people and resources trying to
sell something that's not needed, how about using
marketing skills to sell something that is needed, like
It's sad when you're watching a film about manipulative
marketing or about some corrupt corporation, and then
during the film you are subjected to a stupid commercial
or add that portrays the same sick behavior that the
film is talking about.
Who's marketing the marketers?
Who's lying to the liars? Marketing takes a lot of
skill, a lot of insight and a lot of ingenuity, but all
that potential is lost in the pursuit of just money.
What is the Value and True Cost of your Efforts
Consumer Data Information
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory
Consuming Kids - The Commercialization of Childhood
is a Great Documentary about Manipulative Advertising and the
It looks like
is against free speech. How
Copyrights and Censorship
If you search the Internet for the documentary Below you might find
it somewhere else.
Commercial Free Childhood
is an ignorant process that encourages
people to buy goods and services in ever-increasing amounts without
considering the side
TROM - 2.16 Advertising
The Merchants of Cool
is getting the word out about a product or
service. The management process through which goods and services move from
concept to the customer.
is a public promotion of some product or service. The
activity of persuading people to buy something that they don't necessarily
is an fraudulent advertising
technique to promote products through a non-traditional advertising
techniques, usually through appearances in film, television, or other
stimuli below an
individual's threshold for conscious perception
But how do you know what's under your threshold of understanding? And how
do you know what kind of effects is it having on your behavior?
11 Hidden Messages In Food Ads
Scientists Shed New Light on How the Brain Processes & Maintains What We
Mind ControlPropaganda Numbers don't
Lie when they are used correctly:
If commercials showed the
behind their product then people
would be able to make a logical decision on what better
alternatives there are to that product. Numbers like...
What is the life expectancy of the product?
What is the energy output or efficiency of the product?
What are the expected maintenances
How does this product compare to similar products? (side
by side comparison)
What is the
What is the the recyclability of the product?
How much energy was used, in all steps combined, to make
the final product?
What are the environmental impacts from the entire
How many resources did the product use in the
How many people in all did it take to
make the final product?
How much energy, time and people did it take to get the
necessary resources for the final product?
How much time did it take to complete the final product?
Most commercials deceive the public and lie about the
true and total cost of the product, which the cost is
past onto to you without even buying it.
How to Choose what Food is Healthy
Levels of Mind Control, Cognitive, Emotional,
Subconscious and Biological
Sex in Advertising, Mind Control, Video Psychology, Sex Porn Sell (youtube)
Sex Addiction, Restless Legs Syndrome, PMS & Porno Drug,
Mind Control Report
Killing Us Softly: Advertising Image of
Architects of Control Program One Mass Control and
Future of Mankind
"It's hard for me to explain to
people just how blind they are especially when most
people refuse to open their eyes."
When Browsing News Articles Online I usually just click on one story of interest after browsing
over 50 plus story headlines on each news website. That is the equivalent
to watching 24 hours of TV news and seeing only one thing of value.
That is how much junk there is on TV
, and also on the
World Wide Web
at least the Internet is a 1,000 times more efficient and 5,000 times more
effective when it comes to searching for accuracy, because you now have
more then one opinion and a lot more information. Plus with so much to
choose from there's something for everyone. On demand with just a click of
the mouse, or a hand gesture, or the sound of your voice.
The Spread Of Misinformation Online is a Growing Problem
When seeing the news I usually
say this..."That is a Lie and a Very Ignorant Observation"
...Why can't you tell it like it is?
is also used in response to the
that comes from the TV.
90 % of the News is just a perfect blend of Half Truths and
, a constant flow of
mostly directed at your emotions. So you
are never truly informed of the facts, you're just being distracted and
is often put on a physical medium or in a "time slot" that does
not perfectly fit, so filler is added to the material of greater relevance
or quality to fill a certain time slot or physical medium. (so the news is
mostly artificial fillers)
is a media event in which newsmakers invite
journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. A joint
press conference instead is held between two or more talking sides.
You learn over time to know what headlines are
and what subject matter is
or irrelevant. Most are just based on
and don't reveal any new
The article comments sometimes offer more insight then the
actual article itself, but not always.
, or notes in
the margins is nothing new. But electronic annotates themselves
can also be speculation. So you have to ask, why do news people
waste our valuable time? And why do people waste even more time
commenting on something that is a waste of time to begin with?
After you break it all down how much information is actually
there? Who wants to go through 100% garbage just to find the 10%
that may not be garbage? The people going through all the
garbage that our media regurgitates daily, just to find the 10%
that might be useful, should be paid a nice income. But of
course the most logical thing to do is to stop creating so much
garbage. People talk but they don’t say anything
what I mean by that is, 90 percent of people on TV, Radio and
the printed media are not saying anything important, honest or
insightful. We are horribly over saturated with empty words. If
the Media spent the same amount of time educating the public, as
they do trying to
the public, we would have a lot less
ignorance in the world. This is a horrible waste of technology
and a waste of an extremely important public service. They need
to pass a law that makes a fair portion of our media to have
numerous intelligent people communicating the most important
knowledge and information that is relevant, honest and to the
point. It seems that the people who are responsible for making
these improvements feel that they are somehow separated from
everyone else on the planet. I guess it's just another one of
affects that money and power inflicts on your
average unsuspecting human. Most of today's
who do their job only for the money instead of
the service. Most are just pretending to have a conscience and
some are even oblivious to the truth.
Mainstream Media News is filled with a bunch ignorant morons
commenting on other ignorant morons using the same ignorant
words as the other ignorant morons to describe what the other
ignorant morons are saying.
(A Viral Loop that is similar to
the cycle of ignorance except that this is on a different
playing field, we should be learning and progressing instead of
just spending most of our time regurgitating, makes me wonder if
'two girls and one cup' is just an
that expresses what the media actually
looks like at times, yes you are totally gross.) This goes way
beyond being irresponsible, this is
I'm all for having variety and having something for everyone but
you have to have organization in order to maximize
that waste time, confuse and
, which will not educate people enough to take
websites should have a section called
news so it's separated from all the irrelevant
news. And we all know that it's not what you say it's how you
say it. When you attach your opinion to information it no longer
is information. If you are not stating any facts or evidence
you're just wasting valuable time and resources. We should even
go as far as making TV shows who try to pretend that they are
the news register as sex offenders because they are truly mind f
***ing the public. The FCC should make them have a warning
message super imposed at the bottom of their televised program
that says "This Program is Propaganda and a Dangerous and
Irresponsible Distortion of Reality. Of course entertainment
shows like sports, movies, comedies and talent shows would not
have to have this warning message as long as they are clearly
entertainment. News should just be news. Investigated reporting
without opinion that states the facts and the evidence to help
Inform and educate the public without any corporate sponsored
"The reason why I only
get my News and Information from the
is that I can scan over 500 news
articles every morning.
And from those 500 or so news articles,
there is bound to be some useful information
that slips through. I usually find on the
average of 5 to 10 articles worth reading,
and from those articles, I usually find key
words and phrases that I need to find more
information on, and sometimes I find more
valuable information from those searches
then the news article itself. So learning
from the internet is a million more times
effective then watching TV. If you watch TV
on a regular basis, and rely only on News
Papers and the Radio for information, then
you are most likely a moron, and the sad
part is, you don't even know how
"Sometimes you have to
go through a lot of misinformation and
propaganda in order to get the most valuable
information that is available. And
it's also good to know what crazy shit
people are saying."
Once you turn on the TV, you give up your
right to decide what's important and
. You allow strangers to make
decisions for you. Strangers who don't give
a f*ck about you, your family, your country,
or your planet.
We are the only
species on the planet that communicates
information that has no meaning or value to
the listener. Every life form on earth
transmits information for a reason, except
for humans, we transmit a lot of information
for no reasons, or at least, no good
reasons. Imagine if all life forms
communicated for no reason, you would have
total freaking chaos. That's one of the
reasons why humans have chaos, because
that's what we are transmitting. Why are we
allowing this? So why are we spending time and energy
just to make things worse?
Time to wake up fellas
You talk, but you don't say anything
We have more ways to communicate then any other
time in Human History, but sadly, 90%
of the time, we are not communicating
anything valuable or relevant. If only 10% of what
is being transmitted was actually valuable
and useful, we would have a much better
world right now.
One of the greatest
gifts is our ability to
digitize our language
, which saves
trees, time, resources and people.
But there is a reason why we still need to
write in stone
People waste more then just time when they
read things of little value or importance.
We waste a lot of valuable time people,
energy and resources reading and hearing
shit from the TV, news papers, magazines,
textbooks, and all the other shit that
people feel the need to print. Why do people
like read read shit? The crap in the media
is horrible. So why do people read this
junk? Why don't people demand a higher
quality news and demand better media
outlets? This is another thing we must
educate our young about, how to make
improvements in the world, how to stop
ignorant people from doing things just for
the money? People instead should be doing
things because it's the best choice that we
have, at the moment.
If you want to improve the News,
create a News Network that makes the old one Obsolete.
It's amazing how TV makes
look so beautiful. So you have to ask, what
kind of evil scumbag would want to use an amazing technology
like TV, as well as time, people and resources, just to
the same thing? Can
also be related to the publics interpretation
of the world or
? Is the Media
the public in a negative sense? (Howard
Sometimes watching the news on TV is like
, you become an
Accessory to the Crime
just by watching it.
"I believe that the human race has
developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not
only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are
also the police force of it." (David
Once you start stereotyping words
then you limit the ability to communicate effectively.
Stereotyping words is narrow minded prejudice at its worst.
You would be an ignorant moron if you used
as your only gauge to determine how true or
how important something is. But the sad fact is that people do
use popularity as their only gauge to determine how true or how
important something is.
And that type of thinking is exactly why
so many people get exploited and mislead. Like a dog chasing her
Is there such a thing as a people whisperer?
"People are so careful about
what they say in public that they end up not saying anything
insightful, important or meaningful.
What's the point of talking if you can't say anything insightful
or meaningful, especially things that would help people
understand a problem or truly understand the information
you're trying to explain. Not using language to its full
potential is pitiful and a total disgrace to
. I'm not
saying that always speaking your mind openly and honestly is a
good idea, because you still have to find the right place and
time to speak. The most important thing is that you eventually
do speak, and speak well about things that are important."
Control Your Temper
The news is saying "Hey, look at how
stupid and messed up we are." But the news give us very
little information about what we are doing about our problems.
If the news is going to remind us everyday about how f*cked up
we are, at least add some information at the end of the each
story, information that gives the viewer some awareness on the
things that they can do that would help elevate a particular
problem. Problems have solutions, so just don't show the
problem, show solutions, show services, and show some respect as
well. And this is when the conversations begin. This is when we
start seeing the facts more clearly, and fully understanding our
problems. Let us not forget that humans are amazing, and when we
are given the choice between happiness and sadness, we will
always choose happy over sad, always. Happy is Good,
Happy is God
University of Florida found that 83
percent of web content is wholly unfit for human consumption.
Which is a lie because 83 percent of
web would be
billions of pages
. What they mean is that 83
percent of web content that "they looked at" was unfit. So you
have to ask, what websites were they looking at? But even then,
to say that 17% of the internet is useful is saying that there
are millions of sources of good information on the internet. TV
only offers less then .01 % of useful information.
The study also revealed that zero percent of internet content
was currently considered suitable for children and could lead to
lifelong cognitive defects. Again, what
websites were they looking at? Fox News I would guess? Or
Data showed that the vast majority of online material
proved to be fetid, noxious, or otherwise detrimental to an
individual’s well-being. Participants typically reported feeling
mild irritation to severe discomfort and even intense nausea.
The research determined that even content that may at first seem
palatable is not good for you, as it often contains dangerous
byproducts in the form of harmful autoplaying video and
sponsored links to partner websites. If I ever did waste my time looking at the
research or attempted research, I would first have to ask what websites were
they looking at? And they think is considered suitable for
children? They should have done this research on the
effects of TV
would also like to know who funded the research? I believe they
were influenced by ignorant people?Ratings
The Radio becomes a useful tool when
the power goes out. But without power outages the radio is just
an extension of the
should be called what it is, Propaganda Radio.
Just more wasted
And it's not just talk radio, you have
slipping in their own brand of propaganda,
like no one is going to notice that you are a manipulative
scumbag, pretty sad and disturbing. We love the music that radio
stations provide but we all know the influence that
people, so you're just using people's love for music as a method
of control. Pretty sad and disturbing. It's mostly all
in one form or another.
Dave Rinelli on 800 radio uses
propaganda style storytelling
. Evil scumbag or just ignorant
moron? Of course Rush Limbaugh is an ignorant moron, but at
least he doesn't bother trying to hide that fact that he is an
as*hole who doesn't give a f*ck.
Narrative and the News: The Permeation and Potential Propaganda
of the Storytelling Style through Broadcast Media
But of course it's not all their fault, there are the scumbags
who are paying these morons to be corrupt idiots. So I don't
anyone because there are millions of
stupid things for money
. So I'm sure these people
are nice on some level, but which level? You guys are
talented speakers, you should use your skills for good, instead
of for ignorant
and criminal reasons.
Worlds Smallest Radio
The U.N. estimates some 7.5 million
words are spoken on Ugandan radio every day, across hundreds of stations.
And still people in Uganda are ill-informed and uneducated about
themselves and the realities of their country and their world.
Thank God for
Digital Audio Broadcasting
, AM and FM radio will die, and
then we will have more radio stations to choose from.
License Renewal Applications Radio Broadcast Stations
Radio Stations must Certify in Broadcast Applications that Their
Advertising Contracts Do Not Discriminate (which they do), and
that the radio Station serves the
, (which they mostly don't)
National Association for Amateur Radio
is the technology of using radio waves to carry
information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of
electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their
amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.[n 1] When radio waves strike
an electrical conductor, the oscillating fields induce an alternating
current in the conductor. The information in the waves can be extracted
and transformed back into its original form.Electricity
Songs About the Radio
Costello, Radio Radio (1979)
(wiki)Rage Against the Machine -
are a type of
with wavelengths in the electromagnetic
spectrum longer than infrared light. Radio waves have frequencies as high
as 300 GHz to as low as 3 kHz, though some definitions describe waves
above 1 or 3 GHz as microwaves, or include waves of any lower frequency.
At 300 GHz, the corresponding wavelength is 1 mm (0.039 in), and at 3 kHz
is 100 km (62 mi). Like all other electromagnetic waves, they travel at
the speed of light. Naturally occurring radio waves are generated by
lightning, or by astronomical objects.
is the behavior of radio waves as they
travel, or are propagated, from one point to another, or into various
parts of the atmosphere. As a form of electromagnetic radiation, like
light waves, radio waves are affected by the phenomena of reflection,
refraction, diffraction, absorption, polarization, and scattering.
is any of the
frequencies that lie in the range extending from
around 3 kHz to 300 GHz, which include those frequencies used for
communications or radar signals. RF usually refers to electrical rather
than mechanical oscillations. However, mechanical RF systems do exist.
is an electronic device that generates repeating or
non-repeating electronic signals in either the analog or
domain. It is generally used in designing, testing, troubleshooting, and
repairing electronic or electroacoustic devices, though it often has
artistic uses as well.
How to make any Frequency Generator a Rife Machine
RF Radio Frequency Signal Generator
Radio Data System
embedding small amounts of digital
information in conventional FM radio broadcasts.
Architecture of Radio
to the Radio with a Blade of Grass
Communications Act of 1934
Federal Communications Commission
FCC was created to regulate interstate communications by radio,
television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the
District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The FCC works towards
six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum,
media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is
also in the process of modernizing itself. But of course the FCC
is manipulated by corporate evil doers, just like the EPA and
the FDA is. Another reason to improve education.
"All Americans should have affordable access to robust and
reliable broadband products and services. Regulatory policies
must promote technological neutrality, competition, investment,
and innovation to ensure that broadband service providers have
sufficient incentives to develop and offer such products and
"Competition in the provision of communication services, both
domestically and overseas, supports the Nation's economy. The
competitive framework for communications services should foster
innovation and offer consumers reliable, meaningful choice in
"Efficient and effective use of non-federal spectrum
domestically and internationally promotes the growth and rapid
development of innovative and efficient communication
technologies and services."
"The Nation's media regulations must promote competition and
diversity and facilitate the transition to digital modes of
Public Safety and Homeland Security.
"Communications during emergencies and crisis must be available
for public safety, health, defense, and emergency personnel, as
well as all consumers in need. The Nation's critical
communications infrastructure must be reliable, interoperable,
redundant, and rapidly restorable."
The News Paper in Danbury is mostly a total
waste of paper. They use to allow comments on their website, but
when the comments exposed all the propaganda and bullshit that
was being said, they removed all the comment sections and
commenting features, no surprise there. When the comments
provide more information then the news itself, you're pretty
pathetic. As of 2014 I now see that the News Times allows
comments again, but for how long and does it matter?
How Many Newspapers
Why can't we have a Newspaper with just
Facts and Information? Why are we paying for
"One of the concerns I have with
some of the print media is that it's almost all comment, which
is always partial and is always partisan. in that respect, I
don't know if you could call them newspapers anymore — they're
perhaps comment papers."
is the method the webmaster chooses to sort
contributions that are irrelevant, obscene, illegal, or insulting with
regards to useful or informative contributions.
How to Write an Opinion Essay
Newspaper that Repels Mosquitoes
finally a newspaper that is not totally useless.
Now they just need to make newspapers out of toilet paper.
"I don't do a lot of
commenting on other websites, but I do share my opinion, mostly
in a centralized area called a personal website, where I have
more control over it's use and more control over updating the
opinion when I acquire more information and knowledge about the
subject. A website is a folder on the internet and the URL or
Uniform Resource Locator
is the name of the folder. And
that's one of the reasons why
I'm organizing the Internet
Be specific and particular with your
message, avoid speaking general about things, especially things
that are undefined and unidentified.
is stated explicitly or in detail. A fact about some part (as
opposed to general).
is a unique or specific to a person or thing or category. Providing
specific details or circumstances.
defined as concrete, spatiotemporal entities as opposed to
entities, such as
properties or numbers.Writing Tips
is not specialized or limited to one class of things.
is not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished.
is being or having an unknown or unnamed
, Not yet identified.
on a newspaper or magazine article gives the date, as well as the name of
of the article. Bylines
are traditionally placed between the headline and the text of the article,
although some magazines (notably Reader's Digest) place bylines at the
bottom of the page to leave more room for graphical elements around the
headline. The dictionary defines a byline as "a printed line of text
accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.
The Boob Tube, The idiot Box, Garbage in Garbage out
is a telecommunication medium used for
transmitting moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), or in color,
and in two or three dimensions and sound. It can refer to a television
set, a television program ("TV show"), or the medium of television
History of Television
is a segment of content intended for
is a coherent narrative unit within a larger
dramatic work such as a film or television series.
is a standalone episode of a television series that
is used to sell the show to a television network.
List of TV Program Types
Popular TV Shows
a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience,
or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more
likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over
thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's
How does a TV work
Television works how
Bad Effects from TV
Effects of TV on Infants and Toddlers
Dangers of Television
The Center on
Media and Child Health
Would you let strangers have
private conversations with your kids without you fully understanding what
was said? Well that's what you're doing when you let your kids watch TV.
You are an idiot if you let total strangers hang out with your kids.
Sitting to Long
say that TV is not healthy for kids under two.
A child's brain develops rapidly
during these first years, and young children learn best by
interacting with people, not screens.
Child Development Information
Media and Children
Small Talk: Electronic Media Keeping Kids from Communicating
This not just about TV, this also includes
, Tablets and mobile devices like
. Children under 30 months cannot learn as well from
television and videos as they can from human interaction.
Hands-on activities are important for the development of
sensorimotor and visual-motor skills
. Researchers at Boston
University School of Medicine found that use of interactive
screen time under 30 months could also impair a child’s
development of the skills needed for math and science. So
parents are encouraged to increase “direct human to human
interaction” with their offspring. There is evidence that
well-researched early-learning television programs, such as
Sesame Street, and electronic books and learn-to-read
applications on mobile devices can help
vocabulary and reading comprehension
only when children are much closer to
parents establish "Screen Free Zones
" at home by making sure there are no
televisions, computers or video games in children's bedrooms,
and by turning off the TV during dinner. Children 2 and over
should engage with entertainment media for no more than one or
two hours per day, and that should be high-quality content. It
is important for kids to spend time on
, and using their
iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind
Turn off your TV
Finch in the Movie called Network (1976): Mind Control Speech
Is Technology Scrambling my Baby's Brain
Child Development Media
Raising Media Healthy Children
Future of Children
"TV is a random sh*t storm, kind
of like human thoughts. What if the laws of nature where random? One
moment you have air then no air, one moment there's gravity and then no
gravity and the back again, one moment it's light then all of a sudden
it's dark, you could not live like that, yet people still watch TV, what
the f*ck is wrong with that? Is it just the Lack of Knowledge?"
Sharing TV Broadcasting Channels
Kids are spending more time in front of screens may be
inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions
Fictional Characters are not real examples of People
have to know the difference between a real person and an Actor.
Lists of fictional characters
Why are people so Engrossed with stories about
Why are people so Fascinated with
Violent Crimes and Murders
Is it a play on people's Fears
is defined as the diminished emotional
responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure
is the phenomenon of having one
person's emotions and related behaviors directly trigger similar emotions
and behaviors in other people.
Violence on TV
Television is one of our most valuable technological
advancements, but sadly we use TV mostly for entertainment
We act like 2 year olds with a new toy, amused by the nice
colors and sound, never realizing the true potential of TV to
transmit vital information. Instead of TV making us smarter TV
is making us dumber, and most people don't even know it.
Most Popular TV Shows
(pathetic and sad, what does this say about people, and where
are the good shows?)
List of most watched Television Broadcasts in the United States
Image of List
List of Most Watched Television Broadcasts
List of most watched Television Broadcasts
Top 50 TV Shows (2014-2015) highest rated winners and losers
Nielsen Top 10's
useless TV Shows do we need anyway
Guide Covers in the 1960's
Opening Songs from Old TV Shows
Buy Old TV Shows on Amazon So many talk shows not saying anything
relevant or valuable
List of Talk Show Hosts
American TV Talk Show Hosts
is a serial drama on television or radio that
examines the lives of many characters, usually focusing on emotional
relationships to the point of melodrama. The term soap opera originated
from such dramas being typically sponsored by soap manufacturers in the
List of Soap Operas
List of Longest serving Soap Opera Actors
The Phases of Our Lives
Nightmares of Our Lives (My Soap Opera Ideas)
How many more comedies do we
List of Comedies
How many more Horror
do we really need?
How many more
do we really need?
Black Flag Video
Watch TV online
Rascals' Greatest Hits - Part 1
Biggest Looney Tunes Compilation: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and
We don't want to suppress creative expression on TV. We just need to control the amount of
that is forced on the average TV viewer,
especially a TV viewer who does not have the
ability to understand the
of TV or control the amount of TV time
that someone should have. Why does everything have to be a
Are we addicted to
Are people addicted to
? Being surprised is not learning, or does it
you to learn
Drama should only be used for
entertainment, drama should never be used as a method of
Standards and Practices
Someday we will all look back and laugh about how incredibly
ignorant TV was. How could we have wasted this technology and used it
against ourselves in such a degrading way? How could we allow activities
like Sports to be Commercialized and
is a group of people who participate in a show or
encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"),
theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in
which they are called "players"), or academics in any medium. Audience
members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some
events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest
clapping and criticism and reception.
is the overall concept and branding of a copyrighted television
program. The most common type of formats are those in the television
genres of game shows and reality shows, many of which are remade in
multiple markets with local contestants.
It's not the TV that is
, because TV is a great technological advancement,
it's what comes out of the TV that is defective, And just being
able to change the channel does not mean that you are in
control, it only means you have more then one way to waste your
time. The only control that you have is on the Internet, as long
as you are
skilled enough Search the Net.
When it comes to
, though it is
sometimes funny to make fun of peoples ignorance and bad
behavior you have to be aware that it sometimes encourages bad
behavior and makes people believe that ignorance is normal and
acceptable, which it is not. If a TV show wins an
, and that TV show clearly is an example of making
fun of peoples ignorance and bad behavior, how could you award
something like that? You can't say that everyone gets the
So why do we Laugh?
bad examples to learn from. If you are to call yourself a
school, then this is your duty, learn from these bad examples,
or you will parish from its results.
If they can land a man on the moon why can't they make
And why can't we have
that are actually educational with knowledge and
information we use in everyday life?
"Most people live in
a box where they spend most of their time looking at another box.
outside the Box
is just as important as living outside the
box" (Howard Polley)
The main reason why
is so popular is because it makes people feel
feeling good has its dangers
, just like any drug or
addiction. If feeling good distracts you from learning you will
eventually cause harm to yourself and others.
The more you watch TV
you will become, mostly because what they display on
TV is mostly false, so your sense of
becomes warped and
. TV is not a learning tool, but it can be.
have to teach children
that there is more to life then what they
see on TV, and that TV is a false sense of reality. There is
more to what you read, hear, see, touch and feel, so we have to
teach more. Dream
is a technique used in storytelling, particularly
in television and film, to set apart a brief interlude from the main
story. The interlude may consist of a flashback, a flashforward, a
fantasy, a vision, a dream, or some other element.TV is the most
damaging thing in society, besides our defective education
Electronic Baby Sitter
Addicted to a self diluted fantasy's within a distorted
reality, making you passive and unaware of reality. And they
give you an on and off button to fool you into believing that
you're in control. Being entertained with depictions of a
distorted reality, pretending to be apart of it just to feel
alive. TV is like friendship, but its having an imaginary
friend. It's not real so what is it?
Even a live broadcast can be manipulated, what you see and hear
depends on the camera angle, camera view and sound.
TV transmits on many levels and
, and people
have no idea of the effects. Our brain vibrates at the same
frequency of the earth, and TV disrupts that connection with our
earth. TV signals create an addiction, that's why people have
withdrawal symptoms when that don't have their TV.
Why do our brain waves go from Beta to Theta when watching TV?
TV plays on our instinctual reactions to movement and sound,
grabbing your attention but not conveying any useful information
All those camera angles, quick scene changes, zooms, panning,
all camera tricks to keep your attention, a hypnotic
effect and sometimes causing motion sickness.
TV cause you to have shorter attention span, less patience with
people, less tolerant of unstructured time, and you become less
creative in problem solving.
Biological Orientating Response
Self-Perpetuating Properties of Dysphoric Rumination
An hour of TV can shorten your life by 22 minutes. The same effect as smoking two cigarettes.
The problem is not actually TV itself but the lack of activity.
15 minutes of fitness a day can add 3 years to your life.
why do politicians look and sound like they are aliens from
another planet, is that why the
The Manchurian Candidate
are popular movies? There was a few more movies like this?
Into Now App
is a good idea if it had an educational objective. Technology
should always have a learning objective.
Does Editing and Censorship Help
More You Know
TV resembles electrons
only from the surface. So unless you
have a very good actor, you are pretty much only seeing the
surface of things and not all the different layers of
information below it that are sometimes more important then the
Movies help bring Stories to Life
a movie is like someone telling you
an amazing story, except
this story is acted out with amazing special effects, including sound,
music, props, creative tools and imagery. Sometimes a movie could cost
millions of dollars, and take
100's of people to make. And these people
amazing skills, knowledge, technology tools and
Props, all to tell you a story in
about 2 hours of your time. No wonder people love movies.
If you consider all the human potential used to
make a movie, the actual cost is billions of dollars, and most all movies
are for entertainment purposes which is totally insane.
Hollywood Films or
in general are a fantastic way to bring our experiences and our
imaginations to life, while at the same time sharing them with
millions of people. The combination of music, images and acting
provides an incredible experience that can have a profound
effect on its viewers. Movies can give you a glimpse into some
of life's experiences that you would have never had a chance to
experience yourself. Though movies are not always accurate, they
still provide incredible imagery that can spark a persons
imagination in ways that are almost impossible to experience in
real life. But sadly movies are mostly
entertainment and not so much educational unless you learn how
them into lessons and useful information.
also be used as propaganda, which is talked about in a
Hollywood and the War Machine
Wag the Dog
(1997 black comedy)
You have to understand that Politicians
, Actors and
things in common, with one being is that they all make a lot of
money reading from
, scripts that are sometimes written by the same
people, or the same kind of people. So the people who are
influencing the writing of these scripts, and also controlling
the amount that is being
, are the real people in power. And these are people
you don't even know, so it's impossible to verify their
intentions, their competence, or their
This is why you have to analyze all media very carefully because
can be so subtle over time that you wont even
notice that your perception of the world, and yourself, is being manipulated, unless you are
completely aware, very knowledgeable, and know the difference
between information and misinformation. Otherwise you will never
wake up and be aware, and you will never figure out who in the hell is
writing these scripts in the first place, and forcing these
ideologies on society? Who ever it is, we definitely know that
they're human, because only a human can be that stupid and
believe that manipulating minds is somehow a good idea. But the
bright side is, and yes there is a bright side, this is a human
error, and human errors can be corrected. Yes, millions of
people were killed, billions of people suffered, and a
tremendous amount of land and water has been
have learned a lot from those tragedies
, so all is not lost. Our
mistakes are now our past, and the knowledge gained from our
mistakes is now our future. Only the scripts that are
broadcasted the most are the ones that have the greatest impact
on the human psyche. So even with all the great
scripts that have been created in human history, that are in
movies, books, magazines, news papers and TV, if those scripts
are only seen by a few, then they have very little impact on
society. So these bad scripts are doing most of the damage. The
only good side of this is that the
in these scripts are not totally defined, or
understood or even noticed, so they can be easily interpreted to
fit a new meaning. A new meaning that is healthier for the mind.
So all is not lost, unless we never educate people enough, then
this cycle of ignorance will continue.
Learn to tell a Good
Though there are lessons to be learned in certain films, that
knowledge quickly dissipates. Mostly because people watch more
then one movie, which makes the last movie you watched start to
fade and become less meaningful. I myself have watched over
and thousands of
. I have been inspired and
times. I believe that a lot of those movies I watched had some good
information and knowledge. But you need to be aware of this
information and knowledge and know where to look for it. Schools
need to use this massive resource to their advantage. Even
though a lot of the facts and knowledge in movies is lost in the
drama, there is still information and knowledge there, even if
it is misrepresented or marred in the creative expression of
So even movies are part of Media Literacy that needs
to be taught and learned. Deciphering and recognizing the
lessons imbedded in films, whether intentional or not, makes a
great learning tool. Even though I have gained more knowledge
and information from just
, compared to
of Hollywood Movies
, I still would
use Hollywood films as a learning tool. You should know the
differences between a
Having open discussions about movies before and after you view
them can offer more then just entertainment, you could actually
learn something. It's a good idea to know before a movie starts
if you want to be Entertained or Educated? Because sometimes
it's hard to do both. So I suggest that you watch the movie
first for the entertainment value and then watch it again for
its educational value, if any. "Being
able to access a
in a specific movie is extremely valuable because
you can show a nice video example of an idea or an
in a really short period of time. Like having a link to a
webpage, boom you're there."
Movies have so many great examples of "what not to say" and
"what not to do, and a lot of different
versions of dumb and dumber.
Teachers can easily show students particular ways of thinking
that are wrong and help explain why they are wrong. There is a big difference between having fun and
being a good example. This of course is not saying that you
can't learn from bad examples, I'm just saying that there is
usually a better time and place for almost everything.
is when people are watching a movie and they feel a Real Connection to Actors.
This bonding with fictional characters allows people to both imagine
the characters pain and to perceive the characters experience from a
distance. But because movie characters are not real, you are just
pretending to empathize and sympathize with someone who does not exist.
Now when you try to empathize and
with real people in your
life, it's extremely difficult because 90 percent of the time you do not
know a persons whole story. Empathy and sympathy comes from having
knowledge and experiences about what it's like to suffer and struggle with
particular challenges of life. But, since everyone can struggle and
suffer in different ways, that means in order to sympathize and
empathize with someone, you would have to have experience or knowledge
about that particular kind of suffering and really know someone. So
movies are not an accurate teaching tool, especially when most movies
are not out to educate people about real life struggles, most movies are
just dramatic entertainment.
Using Movies as a
We have made millions of videos, with
many of them having very little educational value, but they can
be, if we just add a few extra features.
is the representation of
. To represent familiar things as they are, to depict everyday
and banal activities and experiences, instead of using a romanticized or
similarly stylized presentation.
It would be great to use something like
to add more
information and knowledge about any
subject that is
being discussed in any film. Helping the viewer understand more
about what is happening in the film, and also explain any
misunderstandings or inaccuracy's that may be in the film that
may have misinformation or not enough information. This way you
can minimize the possibility of misleading the viewer into
believing something that is inaccurate. So when you're watching
the movie you can access more information if needed, whether
you're teaching yourself or teaching others. When you activate
an icon on the screen the movie displays a 1/4 screen pop up
window in the upper left or right with text overlay that
explains things in more detail and also has links to even more
information if needed.
as a Teaching Tool
More about Movies and Teaching
motion picture intended to document some aspect of
, primarily for the purposes of
instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.
is the process of creating documentary
projects in order to address the creative, ethical, and conceptual
problems and choices that arise as they make documentary films or other
similar presentations based on fact or Reality
seeks to distinguish particular traits and
conventions of various documentary film styles like poetic, expository,
observational, participatory, reflexive, and performative.
is content designed both to
educate and to entertain. It includes content that is primarily
educational but has incidental entertainment value, and content that is
mostly entertaining but contains educational
can mix facts with good acting, which is a good way of teaching
a subject as long as the facts can be understood.
combines elements of
and drama, Dramedy.
is a form of participatory media in
which a group or community creates their own film. The idea behind this is
that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a great way of bringing
people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative
and tell stories.
combines improvisation with the use of the
camera to unveil truth or highlight subjects hidden behind crude reality.
filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color
Reviewing the Movie Extra Bonus
gives a good insight on the making of the movie and
why some scenes were deleted. Can also give commentary to add
depth and understanding to the film.
Using Videos as a Learning Tool
Most people don't understand movie
metaphors. Even when they notice a
not everyone will
understand the metaphor the same way.
Games: Catching Fire
Movie knowledge is like knowing a thousand different ways on how
to be an asshole, it's only valuable in the right context, and
when it's also accurately understood.
I like true stories and
List of films based on actual events
Using Movies to Teach
Learning with the Movies
with MoviesMovie Learn
How to Deconstruct a Movie
also called a movie, motion
picture, theatrical film or photoplay, is
a series of still
which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving
images due to the phi phenomenon. This optical illusion causes the
audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed
rapidly in succession. The process of filmmaking is both an art and an
industry. A film is created by photographing actual scenes with a motion
picture camera; by photographing drawings or miniature models using
traditional animation techniques; by means of CGI and computer animation;
or by a combination of some or all of these techniques and other visual
Computer Generated Imagery
is the application of computer graphics to
create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films,
television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and
visual scenes may be dynamic or static and may be
(2D), though the term
"CGI" is most commonly used to refer to 3D computer graphics used for
creating scenes or special effects in films and television. Additionally,
the use of 2D CGI is often mistakenly referred to as "traditional
animation", most often in the case when dedicated animation software such
as Adobe Flash or Toon Boom is not used or the CGI is hand drawn using a
tablet and mouse.
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First you want to watch the movie for
value, this way you don't ruin the first time experience. Then
watch the movie again to deconstruct and analyze the movie to
learn all you can from the characters, the scenes and the
Evidence Based Argumentation
Movies are a great way to
, the only bad part is that it distorts the
truth, so you have to learn how to decipher the truth, otherwise
movies will always be misleading? Movies also stretch the truth
to make it more interesting, just not accurate.
is a means of extracting information from a
is an academic discipline that aims to explore
the essence of the cinema and provides conceptual frameworks for
understanding film's relationship to reality, the other arts, individual
viewers, and society at large.
is a critical outlook over the relationship
between text and meaning.Decoded
is the transfer of a written work, in whole
or in part, to a feature film. It is a type of derivative work.
A good example of
deconstructing a movie is
and the Matrix: Return to the Source
of the Last 10 Minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey
is a 1975 British musical fantasy drama film based
upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy.
Colin Stokes: How Movies
Learning the differences between the Movie and what was
originally written in the Book or Script can be very educational
"While this story is inspired by actual
events, some events, locations and dialogue were fictionalized
or invented for the purposes of
." So drama is a reason to lie and
original... one of my favorite TV shows. The TV show addressed
real life issues and showed great examples of human behavior.
Even though it was based on the future it was more about the
present then it was about the future. It showed how intelligent
humans can be and taught us lessons about compassion. Not many
shows are like that, which is a total shame.
Nation - 2010 Documentary
(hulu) (you don't have to be a
perfect person to accomplish great things
Tales from the Script:
Advice for New Screenwriters
is a type of artistic work that can be easily pitched with a
succinctly stated premise. It can be contrasted with low-concept, which is
more concerned with character development and other subtleties that aren't
as easily summarized.
is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or character
and gives a trenchant impression about that character, an idea, setting,
and/or object. It's a short, descriptive passage that's more about evoking
meaning through imagery than it is about plot
Disney movies or Hollywood movies
should not be based on just fantasies
, as most are. A
Power should be based on reality
and not a fantasy. Because a fantasy does nothing to prepare a
child for reality. Only reality is effective in preparing
someone for reality
. To a certain degree Disney movies do
in line with reality when the Superhero's Powers are
created from some form of Knowledge that they have gained, which
clearly shows that Knowledge is Power
, which is actually
something that any child can obtain. Thus making the child
realize that they too can be a Superhero with Super Powers,
instead of just having a fantasy that only provides a child with
a dream about a super power, a super power they could never
possess. Thus leaving the child with nothing but a dream that
could never come true. But even if a child could possess these
fantasy powers, the child would still need the necessary
knowledge to handle that power so it doesn't destroy them like
many of their Disney characters have done in their movies.
Superhero's Powers should all be based on Powers Gained by
Knowledge. This way kids can learn what useful skills and
abilities come from this particular knowledge, and thus be
interested in acquiring this knowledge. So yes, Disney and
Hollywood can actually encourage learning if they chose to.
Having Knowledge is like having super powers. Of course not the
same kind of super powers that our comic book hero's have, but
super powers that are so amazing that even our most powerful
super hero's would be impressed. But receiving the power of
knowledge is not that easy. You have to learn for many years.
You have to ask the right questions, you have seek out the best
knowledge and the best information that the world has to offer.
You also have to be able to confirm that your knowledge is true
so you are not mislead by yourself or others. And once you have
accomplished this stage of this learning journey, your potential
will begin to seem limitless. But of course this
, like any
power, is not without danger. Mistakes can happen. But as long
as you never stop learning and never stop increasing your
awareness about yourself and the world around you, the danger
from having these super powers will be very minimal. Remember,
in order to truly enjoy your powers you will have to learn how
to use them wisely. And don't ever get too comfortable with what
you know, because things do change, and ignoring this fact could
be dangerous. Keep learning my friends.
Sadly as of 2016
most of our Superhero Movies
do more harm then good. The character flaws they
portray in superhero's are even more dangerous then the fantasy of power
itself, which is nothing more then child abuse. Movie
do not protect children, or anyone else? This is not to say
that some movie scripts are inherently bad or
, it's just that some
scripts can be harmful to young influential minds and uneducated people.
So parents please educate your children, because schools don't teach how
to decipher meaning accurately or effectively.
New Superhero movies
will consist of real people who have a unique set of skills and knowledge.
When they get together
have the ability to solve any problem.
Superhero List Revised:
Physos is an Expert in Physics, Mathos is
an Expert in Mathmatics, Electros is an Expert in Electricity and
Magnetism, Communicatetus is an Expert in Language and Symbols,
Environmentalos is an expert in Environments and Plants, Animalos is an
expert in Animals and Biology, Chemistros is an Expert in Chemistry. As
kids watch these movies they will learn facts about themselves and the
world, imagine that.
We want to inspire
and influence creativity
, we do
not want to influence passivity, which Hollywood is good at
is the trait of
; a lack of initiative.
to others or to
I'm not saying to ignore the possibilities, just don't let the
knowing that there are possibilities keep you from paying
attention to the known reality. Focus on the facts and the logic
of things, and let the possibilities stay in your memory or
written down somewhere, so if you need to look at those
possibilities again you can.
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3. Animal (Cat, Dog, Lion, Monkey, etc.)
5. Star Wars Character
6. DC Superhero (excl.
8. Marvel Superhero (excl. Spider-Man)
or fanfiction (also abbreviated to fan fic,
fanfic, or fic) is fiction about characters or settings from an
original work of
fiction, created by fans of that work rather than by its
creator. It is a popular form of fan labor, particularly since
the advent of the Internet
is a term used to refer to the productive creative
activities engaged in by fans, primarily those of various media properties or musical groups. These activities can include
creation of written works (fictional, fan fictional and review
literature), visual or computer-assisted art, music, or applied
arts and costuming.
is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of
fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with
others who share a common interest. Fans typically are
interested in even minor details of the object(s) of their
fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy
involved with their interest, often as a part of a social
network with particular practices (a fandom); this is what
differentiates "fannish" (fandom-affiliated) fans from those
with only a casual interest.
Factual Stories, Versus Fantasy, More Often Than Adults
is a lot more amazing then fantasy. Reality has a lot
more to give then fantasy. Reality is awesome
. Reality is
something that you can actually experience and learn from.
learn very little from fantasies
. Get out into the real world
and stop dreaming about worlds that don't exist. You want
adventure, reality has you covered. Fiction is boring when
compared to reality. Factual stories have more benefits the
pretend stories. Trying to escape reality is futile and
dangerous. Dream big, but keep it real. Save the fantasies for
play time, but don't ever ignore reality. Reality is much more
fascinating the any fantasy that you will ever have.
Disney Princess Dolls are as Dangerous as Disney Movies
Girls ages three to four are at higher risk of believing they
cannot do some things, like math, science or even getting dirty.
A study found that high amounts of engagement with the Disney
princesses culture can lead to gender-stereotypical behavior,
holding girls back.
movies are non violent does not mean they are safe to watch
Under lying messages in films can cause problems and confusion.
Films about Nonviolence
Non Violent Family Movies
Five Movies upset Mainstream WW2 Narrative, Show Power of
should be watched by everyone. We need more movies
like these two. We have too many violent movies and TV shows,
enough is enough. We need to make a law that says for every
violent movie, we must also make movies that promote
non-violence.Films that made
a lot of Money
When it comes to films, people love adventure, drama and action,
they love characters who can act and play their parts and use
beautifully written words to tell a wonderful story. Making
people feel happy and sad and full of life, but it's a life that
only exists in
peoples minds. Do movies make us better people? Do movies make
us more compassionate? Do movies make us more aware? Movies only
make us more educated when that is the main focus of as film,
like a documentary. And since none of these movies are
documentaries, people are not becoming more educated, they are
actually becoming more disconnected from reality. So what does
this mean? Depends on how much you know about media literacy.
The movie might make you feel good, but does it educate you?
Felling good about seeing a movie is only temporary, learning
something valuable can last forever.
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Shrek 2 (2004)
E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
The Lion King (1994)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Jurassic World (2015)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
The Hunger Games (2012)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Furious 7 (2015)
American Sniper (2014)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Iron Man (2008)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Independence Day (1996)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (2012)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and
the Wardrobe (2005)
Man of Steel (2013)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Home Alone (1990)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (2011)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
The Hangover (2009)
Monsters University (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The Incredibles (2004)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
Star Trek (2009)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Blind Side (2009)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
The Hangover Part II (2011)
Despicable Me (2010)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Men in Black (1997)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Gone With the Wind
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The Exorcist (1973)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Lion King (1994)
The Sting (1973)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Graduate (1967)
The Godfather (1972)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Love Story (1970)
Independence Day (1996)
Home Alone (1990)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
American Graffiti (1973)
The Robe (1953)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Back to the Future (1985)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
West Side Story (1961)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977/1980)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Men in Black (1997)
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Jurassic World (2015)
Duel in the Sun (1946)
The Hunger Games (2012)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
House of Wax (1953)
Rear Window (1954)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (2009)
The complete history of
Wizard of Oz
”, highlighting some of the earliest stage and
screen adaptations, such as the 1925 silent version and the even
earlier, “His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz”.
Aired: 02/24/2009 | 50 min.
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Movies exaggerate, but for good reason.
Worst case scenario. So it's your job to fill in all those
varying degrees of truth
is to enlarge beyond bounds or the
. Do something to an
Dramatic movie interpretations of
stories are essential, even though they are not completely
accurate, they do give us an idea of people may have gone
through and experienced under particular circumstances.
spending millions of dollars on making movies just to entertain
ourselves, what if we spent millions of dollars on movies that
actually teach people things of value
, by using all our expertise
and technological advances to create movies that provide lessons
with useful knowledge and information. Imagine the value and the
potential that these types of films would bring."
Instead of the
characters representing people, the characters in movies
represent personality characteristics of the human mind.
The ego, alter ego
, the conscience, and
. The conversations are the ones that we
have to develop our own ways of reasoning, and understanding
ourselves, and understanding other people, and understanding the
world around us. So each character is a part of your mind. Some
characteristics you hold on to, and others you let go of. How we
overcome adversities and how we mature into intelligent and wise
people. You have your reckless self, your adventurous self, your
loving self, your stubborn self, your good qualities, your bad
qualities, and so on.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Dissociative Identity Disorder
is to strive to equal or match, especially by
. Imitate the
function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or
the software. Compete with successfully; approach or reach
When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you
see an unworthy person, then examine your
can be positive, if you succeed in avoiding imitation.
is the effort or desire to equal or surpass others.
, is one of the most interesting characters of the
the Rings Trilogy
, firstly because of the fact that he is among
the handful of them who show shades of grey in their
personality. He immediately falls under the dark spell of the
ring which significantly prolonged his life. He simultaneously
loved and hated both the ring and himself, constantly torn apart
between the desire to possess it (and the power it holds), and
the desire to break free of its sinister influence, which based
Gollum’s desperation and craving on the withdrawals of
But I see it more about our
The Body Snatchers film is a metaphor that shows the power
of propaganda, where people don't even realize that their mind
is not their own, and that their lives have been taken over,
controlled, manipulated and consumed by a false reality. and the
moment you act normal, that is when
people start screaming at you. Great movie, but horrifying
to know that body snatchers actually exists on some level in
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some one an Exact Time in a YouTube Video just
Right Click on Video and select
"Copy Video ULR at Current Time"
Isolating various elements in a
film and categorizing them into
Genres makes it possible to evaluate a film within its genre
and allow for meaningful comparisons and some judgments on its
Auteur Theory is a singular artist who controls all aspects
of a collaborative creative work, a person equivalent to the author of a
novel or a play. The term is commonly referenced to filmmakers or
directors with a recognizable style or thematic preoccupation.
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Comedy, Musicals, Adventure,
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War Movies, Historical Films, Westerns,
Thriller, Horror Films, Drama, Crime Films,
Independent Film or Indie Film
Amateur Films. Drama
is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.
a dramatic or literary work in which the plot, which is typically
sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes
precedence over detailed characterization. Characters are often simply
drawn, and may appear
Slow Television is a term used for a genre of live
"marathon" television coverage of an ordinary event in its complete
Montage Filmmaking is a technique in film editing in which a
series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time,
Film Genre is a motion picture category based on
similarities in either the narrative elements or the emotional response to
the film (namely, serious, comic, etc.).
Pirated Movie Release Types
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Nonlinear Narrative is a
narrative technique, sometimes used in literature, film, hypertext
websites and other narratives, where events are portrayed, for example out
of chronological order, or in other ways where the narrative does not
follow the direct causality pattern of the events featured, such as
parallel distinctive plot lines, dream immersions or narrating another
story inside the main plot-line. It is often used to mimic the structure
and recall of human memory, but has been applied for other reasons as
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Made? Over a Million at least, so choose wisely.
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The Horror...The Horror...
We make too many horror movies. It seems that the movie industry
wants people to be afraid and to live in fear. Don't get me
wrong, I like horror movies, but
we make too many horror movies
every year and not enough true life movies, movies that inspire
people instead of scaring people and trying to freak people out,
like some form of entertainment. The amazing thing about
Horror Movies are the people
who thought them up. Extremely creative, I just wish they would
uses their talents for more productive reasons beyond
entertainment. Some horror movies are inspired by real life, but
even then, the whole story is never told.
When was the first horror movie made?
Why was it made?
Do horror movies influence people to commit
Do horror movies create mental disorders?
The movie Jaws made me fearful of swimming in the ocean, when
before the movie, I loved to swim in the ocean. Horror movies
are not for kids. But that seems to be their main audience, why?
Exploitation Film is a film that attempts to succeed
financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content.
Film is a film genre that seeks to elicit a negative
emotional reaction from viewers
by playing on their fears.
Shock Value is the potential of an action (as a public
execution), image, text, or other form of communication to provoke a
reaction of sharp disgust, shock, anger,
fear, or similar negative emotions.
watching Horror Films cause Anxiety and Fears?
American Grindhouse (hulu)
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (hulu)
Horror Flicks , the Cell Phone Always Dies First"
Wilhelm Scream is a stock sound effect of a man screaming
that has been used in more than 359 movies and television episodes,
beginning in 1951 for the film Distant Drums. The scream is often used
when someone is shot, falls from a great height, or is thrown from an
explosion, and is most commonly used in films and television.
of a Wilhelm Sound Effect (youtube)
Howie Scream is a frequently used film, television, and
video game, stock sound effect for a scream. Often compared to the Wilhelm
scream, its prominence in a number of movies has given it a few nicknames
such as Howie Long Scream, in reference to Howie Long's death scene in the
of a Howie Scream Sound Effect (youtube)
World 95 min Documentary - February 2012 (UK)
Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries
on 31 October, with activities that include trick-or-treating (or the
related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins
into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games,
playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and
watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious
observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and
lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although
elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians
historically abstained from meat on All Hallows' Eve, a tradition
reflected in the eating of certain foods on this vigil day, including
apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.
No wonder kids like science fiction more
then they like realism. We have
made realism so freaking boring and so freaking depressing that
reality itself is no longer desirable to people. This is a
devastating flaw in our education system that has devastating
effects. If you can't make reality enjoyable and exciting, as it
already is, then your teaching is a failure. If you end up
having kids feel like they need to live in a fantasy world and
to seek out dreams and fairy tales, rather then learn how to
face the the realities of life, then you're not just leaving
kids vulnerable and helpless to solve their own problems, but
you're also robbing your child's ability to enjoy life and to be
happy. Yes entertainment is important, but not when it causes
more harm then good.
You need balance,
but first you have to understand what needs balancing?
"Why are movie previews, or
Trailers, never an accurate interpretation of the movie?
It's like the people who create movie trailers never actually
saw the film, or worst, they never understood the film. Are
movie trailers just a marketing scam?"
"When you make being stupid more fun then
learning, you end up creating a lot of stupid people, like you
Ever look at something for the
first time and think nothing of it? And then when you look at
that same thing again for a second or third time, you see
something totally different, or you see something that wasn't
there before. It's like your looking at that same thing for the
first time. Taking another look is sometimes a good idea. For
some reason we don't always
Understand everything that we're looking at the first time
around. Some things
just don't appear or register in our minds from just one look.
It's more then just
Déjà vu, it's like some form of
Inattentional Blindness. (Howard Polley)
"Seeing a movie again years
later is like seeing a new movie because now you have more
information and knowledge that makes the interpretation of the
movie a little different, and sometimes even a little more
interesting and easier to understand."
"Some movies I like watching more
then once. The first time I watch a movie is for the
entertainment value, and then the second or third time is for a
more detailed examination of the film, that includes some critical thinking
and some deconstruction of certain scenes to look for any
underlying meanings that I may have missed."
"I still love movies, just not all
of them, and certainly not everything about them, but the love
of this elaborate form of artistic expression is very enjoyable
just love to imagine what it’s like to be someone else. It’s
probably on of the oldest fantasies known to humans. And
Hollywood Movies makes it so easy to pretend."
Ratings - Censorship - User Guide
Film Rating System
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (film)
Indie Sex (film)
Yes we do need movie
Ratings, but we also need an explanation you freaking morons!
So what do you consider to be Suitable For Children?
General Audiences, what's that?
If there is no nudity, sex scenes or drug use present in the
motion picture, then what's in it?
Do you expect me to believe that nudity, sex scenes or drug use
are the only harmful things that a child can be exposed to?
Parents "may" consider some material unsuitable for their
What is unsuitable? And where is this unsuitable thing in
the movie? And just how would parents know what is unsuitable
for their children if you never explained what unsuitable is and
how does this unsuitable thing effect a person? And
why would it be alright for children to view something
unsuitable just because they are with an adult? What's the
adult supposed to do block the Childs view? Parents
Strongly Cautioned, what the hell does that mean? NC-17
does not mean "obscene" or "pornographic" so why is it different
from rated "R"? Why is the content appropriate for an
What are you considering to be an
Adult? And don't tell me
it's just their age. So what is an common everyday expression?
Lucy, you've got some 'splainin to do!
Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Continues to Climb Past R-Rated Films
Thematic Elements highlights elements of a film that do not
fit into the traditional categories such as violence, sex, drug use and
language, but may involve some degree of objectionable content.
Film Ratings is like someone handing you some food and saying
be Poisonous?" So of course your natural response would be "What
is it then?"..So, WTF is it?
America Film Rating System is to rate a film's suitability
for certain audiences, based on its content.
Nielsen Ratings are the audience measurement systems to
determine the audience size and composition of television programming in
the United States.
Association of America (MPAA)
Motion Picture Production Code, or Hays Code, was the set of
industry moral guidelines that
was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major
studios from 1930 to 1968.
something that's Derogatory,
Unflattering, Controversial, Inflammatory and Enabling without infringing on
Freedom of Speech?
What is Sci-Fi Violence?
A Relaxed Attitude does not mean Acceptable or
Understandable. All movies, images and stories can have profound effects on people. Movie
Ratings do not define dangerous material and their effects, they
only categorize material. An Adult Theme does not imply that it
is suitable or that it is without danger, no matter what the
persons age. Freedom of Expression has many Responsibilities.
When it comes to
film editing and censoring the only reliable
filter known to
humans is the Human Brain.
Whether you're editing out images that you feel are to hazardous
to people, or you want to make the film suitable for younger
people, you're wasting time and you're not really protecting
anyone, because the only real protection people have is
knowledge and information that would allow a person to correctly
analyze images without being exploited or influenced in some
perverted way. People have the right to edit, but people who
edit to exploit peoples ignorance for money, is just ignorant.
But I would like to see a study where people see the edited
version first then the unedited version next to see if they
notice any difference and if they prefer to see more graphic
imagery. And you wonder why
Media Literacy is so
Clean Edited Movies is a Joke.
So knock yourself out
You can only
Sanitization so much in this world, that is why
Censorship is a failure.
What ever happened to the
When I read the
Closing Credits after a Movie I am truly amazed to see all
people that were involved in making the movie.
If all those people got together just to make a movie just think if they all
got together to help people. Maybe we should make a movie called
Life. It will be a huge production about how the Human Race
Together to do what’s right. I would like to see that movie.
There's already a song for the movie.
Only 1 film had over 3,000 credits, Iron Man
3 had 3,310 crew members.
13 films credited between 2,000 – 2,999 people. 133 films
credited between 1,000 – 1,999 people.
287 films credited between 500 – 999 people. 566 films credited
under 500 people.
The average number of crew credits in the top 1,000 films
between 1994 and 2013 was 588.
How Many People work on a Hollywood Film
Movie with the most
Extras, was Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, which had
300,000 extras for the key funeral scene, two-thirds were
volunteers, while the remainder were paid a small fee. The scene
was shot on the day of the 33rd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s
death, which explains the huge numbers, but the final scene
still only ran to 125 seconds.
I would like to see the
credits at the end of the movie have links to the persons name
because you cannot explain how a person contributed to a film just by showing their
name. So as you see the credits scroll you can pause the DVD and
find out more about the person who contributed to the film, and
also, what lead them to this point in their life.
is the process of making a film. Filmmaking involves a number of
discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through
screenwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and reproduction,
editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may
result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many
places around the world in a range of economic, social, and political
contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques.
Typically, it involves a large number of people, and can take from a few
months to several years to complete.
Film Making Tools
Film Director is a person who directs the making of a film.
Generally, a film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic
aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and
actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in
choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of
filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author
of the film.
Film Producer fills a variety of roles depending upon the
type of producer. Either employed by a production company or independent,
producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as
selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and
arranging financing. During the "discovery stage", the producer has to
find and acknowledge promising material. Then, unless the film is supposed
to be based on an original script, the producer has to find an appropriate
Pre-Production is the process of fixing some of the elements
involved in a film, play, or other performance. There are three parts in a
production: pre-production, production, and post-production.
Pre-production ends when the planning ends and the content starts being
Major Film Studio is a production and film distributor that
releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands
a significant share of box office revenue in a given market.
If your life were a movie,
who would be in your Credits?
Who was doing the
When was the
Is life just a
Did you play the staring
or did someone else?
Were you playing
a part in someone else's movie?
How would you describe your
Were you playing yourself or did you create your own
Directing your movie?
Were there any
Did your movie have a lot of
Who was the
Motion Picture Credits
Picture and Television Fund
Why are most
Movie Trailers never that accurate?
It's like the people who
create movie trailers never even watched the movie?
How many movies does the average
person watch in a lifetime?
If you watch 5 movies per week
that's 20 movies per month. 20 movies per month x 12 months a
year = 240 movies a year.
60 years average life expectancy multiplied by 240 movies a year
= 14,400 movies in 60 years.
14,400 movies multiplied by 120 minutes on average per movie =
1,728,000 minutes of movie watching.
1,728,000 minutes of movie watching divided by 60 minutes an
hour = 28,800 hours of movie watching.
There are 8,765 hours in an average year. So the average person
watches 3 years 2 days worth of movies in their lifetime.
"Watching a movie to me is like reading a
book, it's personal. But I can't read a book when someone keeps
asking me questions, or adding their opinion. You have to wait
till it's over, then we'll talk about it."
A story can have many different
versions that can take the listener in different directions,
which can be understood in different ways. Sometimes stories
touch on different subjects not related to the story. Though a writer
usually creates one possible outcome made from a particular set of
decisions, this does not necessarily say that those are the same
decisions that you would make, or the same decisions that other
people would make. You might like the story, but the reasons why
you like or don't like the story can be different from person to
person. So you have to ask yourself how
valuable is this story when compared to other stories of the
same type? You don't want to tell a person what stories they
should listen to or how many times they should listen to a
particular story. People tell stories for different reasons. So
it's good to know why the person is telling you this story? You
could easily misunderstand a story and be mislead. And a story
might not provide you with the information that you need. So a story can never be clearly defined on its own. A
story can only have meaning when the story is discussed among
people who can express their
personal interpretations openly and
honestly. Then and only then does the true story unfold."..Now
that's story, a story about a story where you learn about
telling a story, time to call Howiewood...
Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing
stories, often with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Stories or
narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment,
education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. Crucial
elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and
narrative point of view. The term 'storytelling' is used in a narrow sense
to refer specifically to oral storytelling and also in a looser sense to
refer to techniques used in other media to unfold or disclose the
narrative of a story. Book Types
Word of Mouth
Tell a Story (wkihow)
Structure is the structure of a dramatic work such as a play
or film. Many scholars have analyzed dramatic structure, beginning with
Aristotle in his Poetics (c. 335 BCE). This article focuses primarily on
Gustav Freytag's analysis of ancient Greek and Shakespearean drama.
Story within a Story is a literary device in which one
character within a narrative narrates.
is a literary technique that sometimes serves as a companion piece to a
story within a story, whereby an introductory or main narrative is
presented, at least in part, for the purpose of setting the stage either
for a more emphasized second narrative or for a set of shorter stories.
The frame story leads readers from a first story into another, smaller one
(or several ones) within it.
is a set of events invented for a plot, presented as preceding and leading
up to that plot. It is a literary device of a narrative history all
chronologically earlier than the narrative of primary interest.
Screenwriting is the art and craft of writing scripts for
mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games.
It is frequently a freelance profession.
Narrative or story
is any report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a
sequence of written or spoken words, and/or still or moving images.
Novel also known as a sound novel, is an
featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or
occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage). As the name
might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels.
Transmedia Storytelling is the technique of telling a single
story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using
current digital technologies, not to be confused with traditional
cross-platform media franchises, sequels, or adaptations.
7 common story plot archetypes:
Overcoming the Monster
Rags to Riches
Voyage and Return
The Seven Basic Plots (wiki)
Rise and Fall
Rise, Fall and Rise again
Fall and Rise
I do not agree with everything that is portrayed in Documentaries, Movies or TV Shows.
I assimilate the most logical parts of information and put them
together to form an understanding. Then I write down my
understandings so that I can share this information with others.
Every person must learn how to recognize what information is
accurate and valuable.
So what is your procedure for filtering and assimilating information?
"Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power." (Seneca)
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -- and you are the easiest person to fool."