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Media Literacy - Media Education


Learning how to think Critically about the TV, News Papers, Radio, The Internet, Movies and other Media Sources and its effect on Human Behavior and Ignorance, as well as the Freedom of Expression and Human Rights. Critical Analysis that goes beyond Reading Comprehension, that can include detecting Propaganda, Censorship, Social Engineering and Bias in news and public affairs programming (and the reasons for these), and to understand how structural feature such as media ownership, or its funding model affect the information presented.

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TV Negative Effects - Movies - Media Words - Why the News Dangerous - Marketing - Media Education


The Big Distraction

News Women in Front of Movie CameraWe live in a system that deliberately keeps people in the dark, while at the same time, overloads people 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 of communication in 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 fragmented and distorted, and most people don't even know this because they have never learned how to accurately analyze information for accuracy, or have people learned how to Detect Lies. Most people don't even know when to seek out more information. This is not saying that there is no Real Journalism, because there is, it's just that good journalism is mostly suppressed.

Distraction
is causing someone's attention to turn away from something important. An obstacle that inhibits focus. Like a Slight of Hand 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. Subliminal 

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 and negligent.

People are not informed enough about how safe their food is, or how clean their water is, or how clean their air is, or how safe the products are that they use. People are not informed enough about the cause and effects of the 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 what money is. People live in a quasi reality, with no real understanding of what awareness is, or how awareness is used. People are not even informed enough about how knowledge and information is used.

When Hollywood makes Zombie movies, they are actually making fun of you. If you can take a feral minded 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 accessories to murder and abuse, 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 part of the solution. You have a choice, if not, then you must find a way to have a choice. Activism 

How many Communication Tools do we have today? (mostly underutilized)

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?

Suppress 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

Censorship is the suppression of public communication considered objectionable to the general body of people as determined by a government or media outlet.

Media Blackout 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.

Gag Order 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 evidence 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 institution.

Oppression is the abuse of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner, also an act or instance of oppressing.

Suppression of Dissent  occurs when an individual or group tries to censor, persecute or otherwise oppress the other party rather than communicate logically. 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.

Voter Suppression is a criminal behavior to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote.

Journalism Tools
Words in the News
When Reading the News Online
Social Media
News Websites
Information Literacy
Addictions and Media Abuse
Communication
Environmental Awareness
Media Ed

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 trust them.
Just because someone is an expert does not mean that they know everything.
Just because someone is an expert does not mean that they don't make mistakes.
Just because someone is an expert does not mean that they don't lie.
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.   Rating Systems
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 be Flawed  - Shill - Group Thinking

Just because someone is not an expert does not mean that you ignore them. Just because someone does not have the credentials, or the experience or the education, that does not mean that they don't have anything valuable to say. And that is the brilliance of the open system. 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 open system 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 more reliable.

Accredited - Credentials

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.

Interactional Expertise 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 of activity.

Expert 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 and Personal References from people who are a good judgment of character and skills.

Maven is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others.
Expert Witness
Subject-matter Expert is a person who is an authority in a particular area or topic.

Expertise Finding is the use of tools for finding and assessing individual expertise, with particular focus on scientific expertise.

Information Resources

Bullshit Receptivity Scale: Knowing how to accurately question 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.

Sponsored Content (it's almost all sponsored content, a bunch of crap)

Content (media) 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 progress.

Opinion Leadership is impossible to find in our media, but because of the Internet, 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. 

Knowledge Gap

Computers 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 Make the Human Brain Hack Proof

So what's your Brains Password?

Secure is free from fear or doubt; easy in mind. Free from danger or risk. Not likely to fail or give way. Immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with.

"Remember that the news is Dictated to you. You can change the channel but you are still being Dictated to. The same thing goes for schools, you're being dictated to. You can change the school, but you're still being dictated to." 

Self-Directed Learning
Internet

Controlled
1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 TV stations and 2,400 publishers owned by 6 Corporations
A lot of communicating, but very little is learned.
Concentration of Ownership (wiki)
Monopoly
Power

Bring on the female superheroes!: Christopher Bell (video and interactive text)

"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it." (Thomas Paine)

Fairness Doctrine 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 word, so who's deciding what's important to you?

In the wrong hands 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 questions, questions that would help us make more informed decisions, and questions that would help us make fewer mistakes.

"Language 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, people 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 and 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 and more positive if they received positive items.

Filter Bubble 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 propaganda machine 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 ignorant is a great step to knowledge"~ Benjamin Disraeli 

"it's like the News wants you to jump to a conclusion."

"There's a good reason why Hearsay 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, even 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 enough facts."

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 Manipulations, confusion, intellectual disorder and conflicting claims.

Fact - Fiction - Opinion

"Today's Media are Masters of the Mundane."

We are all Victims of Circumstance

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

Note: Some schools, 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 Censorship.

Internet Censorship
Internet Safety
News Websites
Journalism Tools
Photography Tools
Video Tools 


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 all these words below. 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. Some 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 Truther 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 biased or just puppets for criminals.

I usually wait a few days after a story comes out before reading it, 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.

Don't Assume
Beware of Labels
Comprehension

"Knowledge is your Best Defense"

"Propaganda is everywhere, until you can prove it otherwise."

Propaganda is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Lying
Factoid either a false or spurious statement presented as a fact, or a trivial item of news or information.
Press Secretary is a Spin Doctor and Propaganda Disseminator, a liar and a criminal.
Equivocation is the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning or sense.
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.
Propaganda Techniques
White Propaganda is propaganda which truthfully states its origin, but misleads or lies about certain details.
Propaganda (Book) an influential book written by Edward L. Bernays in 1928.
False Consciousness 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 proletariat.

Fake News is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News Satire 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.
Misleading Vividness 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.

Subliminal Messages - Mind Control

Jigsaw Redirect aims to push web users searching for jihadist information 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.

Persuasion is an attempt to influence a person's beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivations, or behaviors. Parasite
Persuasion Techniques
Marketing
Love Bombing - (incite, provoke)
Persuade People with Subconscious Techniques
Persuasive Writing 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.
Persuasive Definition 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 fallacy.
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 do."
Sophistry – "a slogan used by ordinary common sense against educated reason"
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.
Opinion Leadership is leadership by an active media user who interprets the meaning 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 Opinions.

Mass Media 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 Social Manipulation
Mainstream Media 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.
Media Manipulation 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 attention elsewhere. Media Manipulation Techniques
Psychological Manipulation 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.
Globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture. Not a Collective Intelligence or a Democracy. More about a New World Order.
What is the News supposed to be?

Information Manipulation Theory provides 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.
Information Warfare is a concept involving the use and management of information 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 valid, 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.
Newspeak 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 cohesive group.
Mass Hysteria is a phenomenon that transmits collective allusions of threats etc., whether real or imaginary, through a population in society as a result of rumors and fear (memory acknowledgment).
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.
Crowd Psychology relates to the behaviors and thought processes of both the individual crowd members and the crowd as an entity. Crowd behavior is heavily 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 culture.

There is a good reason why Hearsay is not considered evidence in a court of law. Validity

Misinformation is false or incorrect information, spread intentionally (without realizing it is untrue) or unintentionally.
Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately.
False Pretenses intentionally misrepresenting a past or existing fact. Slant the News - Cover-up - Down Play
Psychobabble is a form of speech or writing that uses psychological jargon, buzzwords, and esoteric language to create an impression of truth or plausibility. Expert?
Coercion 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
Indoctrination 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 preexisting attitude 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.
Media Bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered.
Prejudice

90% of the News is Mostly Generalizing.....

Vagueness lacking in clarity. Vague Unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning.
Vague
is something not clearly understood or expressed. Not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished. Lacking clarity or distinctness.
Nuances is a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.
Obscure is 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.
Obfuscate is to make something obscure or unclear.
Imperceptible is something impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses.
Undertone is an underlying or implied tendency or Meaning; a Subtext, content underneath the dialogue.
A lot of things are not always straightforward. Straightforward: Uncomplicated and easy to do or understand. Free from ambiguity. Without evasion or compromise. Without concealment or deception; Honest.
Generalizing is pure ignorance, either someone is hiding something, assuming something, or knows nothing. Broad Statement
Generic Term is a word or phrase that is used to describe some general or vague, rather than some specific thing.
Umbrella Term is a word or phrase that covers a broad interval or set of functions or items that all fall under a single common category.
Ambiguity 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.
Eviscerates is to take away a vital or essential part of.
Ambiguous is a type of uncertainty of meaning in which several interpretations are plausible.
Paradox is a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to a self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion.
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech.
False Attribution occurs when an advocate appeals to an irrelevant, unqualified, unidentified, biased, or fabricated source in support of an argument. Cognitive Dissonance
Exaggeration one who pretends. Lying
Pandering 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.

Loaded Language is wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes. Such 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 meaning. 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 those people?
Collateral damage versus innocent loss of life. Pro-life versus pro-choice. Freedom fighters versus terrorists. Secretary versus personal assistant. Extermination versus liquidation or cleansing. Euthanasia versus killing. Taking one’s life versus suicide.
Bravery versus discretion. Letting someone go versus firing. Some Say, Experts Say, Critics 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 idealized, heroic, and at times worshipful image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.
A Platitude 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
Sociolinguistics 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. Word Games
You have to be aware of words like may, "Maybe" or "Could", which 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, etc.) Linguistic Modality (wiki)
Rhetoric to persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.
Ideograph (rhetoric) 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.
Half-Truth 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.
False Dilemma 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.
Displacement 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.
Fallacies

Gossip is idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. Wisper a Secret in your Ear
Rumor is gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth.
Allegation is a 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
Impression Management 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.
Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another. Hypnotize
Scandal 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.

Word Salad is a "confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases".
Gaffe 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
Freudian Slip 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.

Straw Man 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.

Yellow Journalism is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers.
Connotation is a commonly understood cultural or emotional association that some word or phrase carries, in addition to the word's or phrase's explicit or literal meaning, which is its denotation. A connotation is frequently described as either positive or negative, with regards to its pleasing or displeasing emotional connection.
Paraphrase is a restatement of the meaning of a text or passage using other words.

False Flag are covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, terrorists, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. 911
Covert Operation 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
Black Operation 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" operations). Hidden Agenda. Blame
Economic Hit Men

Witch-Hunt 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".
Psychological Operations are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.
Mind Control is when human thinking can be controlled in a way that it causes an inability to think independently, and 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 brainwashing, reeducation, brainsweeping, coercive persuasion, thought control, or thought reform). 
Psychological Abuse is a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often associated with situations of power imbalance, such as abusive relationships, bullying, gaslighting and abuse in the workplace.
Fraud - Secrecy
Hoax is a deliberately fabricated falsehood made to masquerade as truth.
Decoy is usually a person, device, or event meant as a distraction, to conceal what an individual or a group might be looking for.
Red Herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue.
Deflect is to turn aside and away from an initial or intended course.
Publicity Stunts 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 by amateurs.
Gimmick is a novel device or idea designed primarily to attract attention or increase appeal, often with little intrinsic value.
Catchphrase is a phrase or expression that has become popular and over used, so eventually the phrase is only used to grab attention and not really communicate anything important.
Cliche 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.
Double Bluff is an action which is intended to be perceived as a bluff, but which is not.
Subterfuge is something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity. A plan or action to hide what you're doing.

Measuring Terrorism Deaths versus Terrorism Coverage
News Coverage Bias

Predictive Programming 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.

Proxy War 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
State-Sponsored Terrorism is government support of violent non-state actors engaged in terrorism.

Apartheid 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.
Colonization is a process by which a central system of power dominates the surrounding land and its components.
Invasion 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.
Economic Terrorism

Psychological Warfare 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. Attack Adds - Molding Public Opinion

Sensationalism is subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes. "If it Bleeds, it Leads"
Mind Rape occurs when a person feels as though they have been mentally assaulted viciously by some event or thing.
Sensationalism is a type of editorial Bias 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 journalism.
Media Circus is 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.
High Profile Famous People as Bait
Astonish is to affect with Wonder, something strange and surprising. To be Amazed. Bewildering is something that causes you to be confused emotionally. Emotional Response
Melodrama 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.
Horror Movies
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. Trauma - Panic
Culture of Fear is the concept that people may incite Fear 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)
Folie a deux is a shared psychosis, is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief and hallucinations are transmitted from one individual to another.
Fear Mongering is the deliberate use of Fear 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 fear. Anxiety
Fear Conditioning 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 Responses 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 response" (CR).
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.
Learned helplessness is when a person has endured repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli 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 learned helplessness.
Alarmism 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. Passivity - Control - Submission
Subjugation is forced submission to control by others. The act of subjugating by cruelty.

Desensitization (psychology) is defined as the diminished emotional 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.

War Profiteer is any person or organization that profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war. Capitalism
Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening a government or corporation through subversion, obstruction, disruption or destruction. Espionage - Order out of Chaos
Treason is lying about being loyal to your country, family or friends. Aiding an enemy. Traitor. Morally damaged. Betrayal
Contradictory. Stratagems is an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade.

Demoralization Warfare 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.

Militant Liberty 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.
TSA Observation Flaws.

Engineering of Consent, Edward Bernay's 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 sciences.
(1891 − 1995) Edward Bernay's uncle was Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) Psychoanalysis

Public Relations 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.
Marketing Tactics

Spin 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. Memory Distortions

Conspiracy Theory 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 conspiracy theorist 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, they ask questions. Evidence
Conspiracy Theory Rock By Robert Smigel (youtube)

Irony is an event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case.

Heckler 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. Double Standard

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

News Leak is the unsanctioned release of confidential information 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 source?

Information Leakage happens whenever a system that is designed to be closed to an eavesdropper reveals some information to unauthorized parties nonetheless. Information Theft - Gag Order


People need to learn how to Decipher.....

Deciphered is to convert from cryptic to intelligible language. Convert code into ordinary language.

Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online, duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.
Bias in Social Messages (PDF)

False images and videos can induce people to believe in and remember events that never happened

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.
 
MeaningInformation Literacy

Science Misrepresented

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."

"We 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. Congratulations.


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 information that they have is accurate. 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 person need in order for them to be affective at verifying information, and, also understand information accurately enough in order to make the appropriate decisions?

Gullible is being naive and easily deceived or tricked. Easily tricked because of being too trusting. 
Denial - Ignorance

Naive is lacking information or instruction. Inexperienced. Deficient in relevant experience. One without formal training. Naivety is having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication, often in a context where one neglects pragmatism in favor of moral idealism.
Naive

Deceived is to be false to; be dishonest with. Cause someone to believe an untruth. 
Deception 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. Lied to - Ponzi Scheme

"Someone 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.

Naive Realism 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.

Guise is a presentation typically concealing the true nature of something. Appearance or form that is deliberately misleading. An erroneous mental representation, containing or characterized by error.

Curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias 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.

False-Consensus Effect - Popularity

You are not informed,  you are mostly deformed.

Deformed is a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone.  Ignorance
Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive. Alter the shape of Having no definite form or distinct shape. So badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly.

Manipulate
is to influence or control shrewdly or deviously. Tamper, with the purpose of deception. Misleading.


What people should be

Informed is having much knowledge or education.

Enlightenment
is education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge.

Sophistication
is being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject.

Questioning things is not always about trying to disprove something, questioning things is more about confirming accuracy.

The Media wants you to believe that it's ok to make assumptions 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 Information Station 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.

Mind Control

Project MKULTRA 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 Chemical Corps.

Subliminal Messages

Mind Control is 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".

Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s.

Operation Northwoods 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.

Polybius (video game) arcade game which is said to have induced various psychological effects on players.
Polybius: Unknown (youtube)

Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job (complete video 1:21)
Back in 1985, a former KGB agent was trained in Subversion Techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering 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 operations.

Psychic Driving 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 "I can 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 (youtube)

The Manchurian Candidate was a movie about the brainwashing of the son of a prominent right-wing political family, who becomes an unwitting assassin in an international communist conspiracy.
False Memory Syndrome

Nineteen Eighty-Four a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949, about a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism. (sounds familiar) 
Thought Police 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.
Thought Crime is an occurrence or instance of controversial or socially unacceptable thoughts.
The Open Conspiracy was published in 1928 by H. G. Wells.
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.

Ethnography 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.
Social Darwinism is a biological concept of natural selection and survival of the fittest in human society.
Cybernetics is the control of any system using technology.

Press for Truth
Conspiracy Culture

We fool you, then we rule you..

Related Subjects
Ignorance
Negative Connotation
Deception
Persuasion
Vulgarities
Innuendo
Discrimination
Hypocrisy
Conflict of Interest
Contradiction
Nonpartisan
Meaning
Labels
Validity
Truth
Conformity 
Skepticism
Questioning
Denial 
Popularity
Public Opinion
Priming
Social Words
Liberty
Violence
Genocide 
Sex in the Media
Censorship



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.
2,100,000 Songs being released in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. 100 Greatest Songs

4,057 Feature Films and 8,161 short films were submitted in 2013 to the Sundance Film Festival competition.
An estimated 50,000 Movies Are Made Every Year in the world.

What happens Every 60 Seconds on the Internet?
204 Million e-mails sent every minute.
72 Hours of video uploaded to youtube every minute.
20 Million Photo views on Flicker every minute.  Social Media Stats
571 new websites created every minute. 75 percent of all websites are inactive.
452 Billion Web Pages Archived so far    Timeline   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 every minute.
1.8 Million Likes on Facebook every minute.     What people search for on the Internet
278 thousand Tweets on Twitter every minute.
2 Million Internet Searches on Google every minute.     Information Overload
347 New Blog Posts every minute.   (4 Zetabytes was the size of the internet 2013)    Wikipedia Stats

Tools and Technology to Transfer Information  

Every day, some 2.5 trillion bytes of data are exchanged. Storage

Over 92,000 articles are posted to the web every 24 hours?
nytimes.com publish around 751 articles every day? 

In 2013, America Published 304,912 Books (new titles and re-editions), that's almost 900 books a day.
100 List
130 million books were published between 1500 - 2008. 
The Library of Congress has around 37 Million Books.

In 2011, 295 Exabytes 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 Not Information Overload, it's more of a Shit Overload.

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 land-line 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.  
Demographics

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 happened Today?
I wonder how many people had something happen today in their life that would be considered newsworthy?
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 happened today.
How many new breakthrough's in medicine were discovered today?
How many new discoveries in technology were made today? ideas
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 today?
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 today.
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 today?
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 going down?
How many tragedy's did people have to endure today?
How many people were murdered today?
How many people died today from things that are avoidable?
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 media experiment.

What happened in the world on October 10th, 2010  (10.10.10)
154,000 people died (105 people die each minute, nearly two people die each second)  The Ways we Die
350,000 babies are born around the world.
130,000 people are married.
45% of people in the world lived on less the $2.50 a day.
1.3 billion people have no access to clean drinking water.
45 Countries are involved in a military conflict.
90,000 people lived past there expected life expectancy.
10,000 people turn 65 everyday.
10 million people are held in incarceration.
You heart beat 100,000 times today.
172 billion Dollars are spent.
4 trillion dollars are in circulation.
72 billion products crossed international borders.
3.5 million tons of waste was produced.
223 million kilograms (491 million .lbs) of fish were caught.
30% of the land mass is used for raising livestock.
The world has over 8 million species.

Newsworthy
Something Informative. Tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance. Serving to instruct or enlighten or inform.
Something recent and new, like accidents, important events, crimes or discoveries.
Something timely and relevant, like upcoming events, or something valuable.
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?

Public Interest is the welfare or well-being of the 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, and status quo: The existing state of affairs.

Out of all the deaths by murder that happened today, which one did the news Report on?
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 report?
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 report?
Out of all the thousand of arrests that happened today, which one did the news report?
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 the news Report?


Tools and Technology for Transferring Information

Number of Television Stations: 1,500
Number of Television Sets: 219,000,000  (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: 252.1
Number of Satellite Subscribers: 16,000,000
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 Computers: 161,000,000
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: 579.0
Number of Individuals with Internet Access: 95,354,000 ?  
Internet Access per 1,000: 342.9   Internet Users

Press Reference

List of News Channels
US Cable News
Television News in the US
List of United States over-the-air Television Networks
24-Hour Television News Channels in the United States
List of United States Cable and Satellite Television Networks
It would take 42 ZB to record every word spoken with 16 khz 16 bit audio.
How 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?

1,387 Daily 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
Newspaper (wiki)
Journalism

List of Newspapers in the world by circulation
Newspaper Circulation
Around 2.5 billion people around the world read newspapers in print and 800 million on digital platforms

7,289 Magazines in the U.S
List of Magazines by Circulation
Statista

1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 TV stations and 2,400 publishers owned by 6 Corporations.

Who owns the Schools? Not you, and you pay for them.
Who decides what is taught in our schools? Not you.
Who decides what's on TV. Not you, and you pay for it. Changing the channel is not really about "choice".

How many Schools and Universities in America?
PuPublic Schools (Elementary, Secondary)  98,328   State School
PrPrivate Schools  30,861   Private School     School Types   Online Schools
PoPostsecondary Title IV institutions  7,234  (including 4 and 2 -year colleges, , and Degree-granting institutions)

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?   Dropout Rates

There are an estimated 119,729 Libraries of all kinds in the United States today.   Wikipedia Stats

350,000 Religious Congregations in the United States, about 314,000 are Protestant and other Christian churches, 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 500,000 Cemeteries in America

327,577,529 Cellphones in America and 6,800,000,000 worldwide.
List of Countries by Number of Mobile Phones in Use
Smartphones

How Many Ships at Sea?
Tens of thousands, including freighters, tankers, fishing boats, yachts, dinghies, canoes, kayaks, tugs, and pleasure boats.
10,000 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Each Year.
Ship Transport
Cruise ships dump 1 billion gallons of sewage into the ocean every year. Some 20 million people board cruise ships every year.
94 Large Ships lost Worldwide in 2013, down 20% from last year, with foundering most common cause.
List of Missing Ships
Ship Report
Vessel Traffic
Daily Vessel Activity Report
Ship Track
Travel Warnings
There is around 58,900 to 87,483 ships in the world.

How Many Planes in the Sky?
6,000 planes flying across the world around 2 p.m. 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 passenger vehicles in the United States, 1.3 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 year.
An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled.
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 traveling abroad.
Then there is all the Pollution.
Worldwide: Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.
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 deaths globally.
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 a day.
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 developmental assistance.
Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.

Visuals - Charts
Stories Published per year graph


Movies Released Per Year Graph


Videos Uploaded Graph




Media Education Literacy Knowledge Base


Media Literacy is a repertoire of competencies that enable people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and formats. PDF
Media Literacy (wikiversity)
Media Psychology 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 media experience.
Visual Literacy 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. PDF
Visual Hierarchy 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.
Digital Literacy 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 (wiki)
Information Literacy
Critical 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.
Critical Theory 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.
Reading Comprehension
Spatial Intelligence

Coalition Media Education

Assoc. of Media Literacy
Center for Media Literacy

On the Media
Salzburg
Media Giraffe
Dangerous Mind
Multimedia Literacy
Techno Realism
Echo Chamber
Metaphysics 

Corporate Controlled Media
Corporations
Concentration of Ownership (Dangerous Monopoly)
Youtube Short Clip
Telecommunications Act
Fairness Doctrine 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.
Corporation Abuses

Newspapers
Social Abuses
Problem Solving
The Brainwashers Game

Future of Local Media 
Media Watch
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 Awareness Network
Media Ed Foundation
The News Literacy Project
Media & Vulnerable Societies
Technology Liberal Education
Media Technology
Parents TV
Make Media Matter
Alliance of Civilizations
Media Literacy Europe
Media Reform Conference

Videocracy
Visual Thesaurus
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Propa Gator TV (youtube channel)
Marketing
Center for Communication
Career Tips & Media Links

User-Generated Content

Subliminal Messages
Subliminal Stimuli

Binaural Beats - Alpha - Theta
Electroencephalography
Psychoacoustics

Sound Effect
Visual Effects
Special Effect

New Media Literacy's
Media Studies (Rutgers)
New Media (wiki)
New Media

Communication Ethics

Film
Reporter
Journalists
Resources for Reporters
Translation Tools

Commercial Free Childhood
Kids and Advertising
Viral Marketing
Advertising Awareness
Advertising Review Council
Unfair Deceptive Advertising
Ad Busters

Press Complaints Commission
Programming the Nation
Internet Privacy
Freedom to Information

Intrapersonal Intelligence
Social Responsibility
Linguistic Intelligence
Information Literacy

Documentary Websites
News Websites


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 Astonishment?
Dramatization
Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics

Who owns the News?
Who owns the Media?

Police investigating 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 Facts, Fiction and Opinion.

"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 Argo Movie, it's a fake representation that is used to distract you from reality."  touché



Marketing Madness


The Century Of The Self
A long documentary but it explains a lot - BBC Four - 2002 - 2:40 minutes  Adam Curtis (wiki)  Public Relations
You can see a preview on Youtube. 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 need to search the web to see the full version. I would also watch The Trap TV Series (March 11, 2007 – March 25,  2007, 180 min, 3 parts)  Links

Mind Programming (youtube)
The Art of Deception (Director: Randall Evans) (youtube)
Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People (youtube)

Conversion Rate is the act of converting site visitors into paying customers. (money over people)
Conversion Funnel 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.
Opt-out refers to 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 Robinson list.

Behind The Big News (youtube)
Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future (youtube)
John Oliver: Native Advertising (HBO) (youtube)
Southpark Episode 1909 “Truth and Advertising” (video)
Empire: Hollywood and the War Machine (another great youtube video removed by criminal minds)
Tough Guise: Violence & Violent Males in America (youtube)
The War You Don't See (youtube)
The War You Don't See (wiki) 
Branded (2012) (youtube)
Branded (wiki)

They Live (1988 Movie) metaphors provided by hollywood movie

Marketing Morons

Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships.
Relationship Marketing 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 transactions.
Direct Marketing 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 direct response.
Influencer Marketing 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.
Third-Party Technique 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

Multi-Level Marketing also called Pyramid Scheme.
Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (youtube)

Persuasion Tactics
Direct Marketing Association are national trade organizations that seek to advance all forms of direct marketing.
Marketing Madness 

It's almost all Sponsored Content
False Advertising is the use of misleading, false and unproven information to advertise products to consumers. Lying
Native Advertising 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.
Product Placement 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 (wiki)
Love Bombing
Confidence Trick is an attempt to defraud a person 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)
Buzzwords
Media Words
Corporate 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 unnecessary, these types of messages are criminal and damaging.

Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy Hardcover – September 20, 2011 (amazon - book)

Six Key Principles of Influence
Reciprocity – 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 experiments.
Authority – 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.
Liking – 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 stereotype.
Scarcity – Perceived 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."

AIDA
A – attention (awareness): attract the attention of the customer.
I – interest of the customer.
D – desire: convince customers that they want and desire the product or service and that it will satisfy their needs.
A – action: lead customers towards taking action and/or purchasing.

What Phrases Sales People and Advertisers use to Manipulate your thinking
I would not want to tell you to do this ________  (fill in the Blank) 
You might want to do this _________ (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?

Covert Hypnosis 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.

Sweet Talk is when you insincerely praise someone in order to persuade them to do something.

Decoy Effect 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.

Prime Behavior Testing Laboratories
Hypnotic Language 
Methods of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (wiki)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (wiki)
Hypnotic Language Patterns that Work? - Covert Hypnosis - Kevin Hogan (youtube)

The good thing about these phrases above is that they can be used as a positive way to communicate, instead of being used to manipulate people. One example is when asking people "How important is it to you to be a voter?" those people were more likely to be motivated 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 to help.

Noun Phrase
Grammatical Case
Verb Framing

Then there's Free Gift Trick, the Two for One, the Scarcity Ploy, the Reference Retail, and Fatigue Spending.

Persuasion Techniques (shallow)
Foot in the Door
Commitment & Consistency Principle
Door in the Face Principle
Scarcity Principle that pretends there are not many.
Anchoring Principle
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.
Persuasions

Negotiation - Debating

"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 environment."

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 something educational.  Public Awareness

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 Program


Consuming Kids - The Commercialization of Childhood is a Great Documentary about Manipulative Advertising and the Exploitation of Children.   Trailer

It looks like Media Ed is against free speech. How Copyrights and Censorship Stifle innovation.
If you search the Internet for the documentary Below you might find it somewhere else. 
Commercial Free Childhood 

Consumerism is an ignorant process that encourages people to buy goods and services in ever-increasing amounts without considering the side effects, damage or consequences.

TROM - 2.16 Advertising (youtube)
Propaganda 2012 (youtube)
The Merchants of Cool
PBS Frontline 2/27/01

Marketing is getting the word out about a product or service. The management process through which goods and services move from concept to the customer.
Advertising is a public promotion of some product or service. The activity of persuading people to buy something that they don't necessarily need.

Product Placement is an fraudulent advertising technique to promote products through a non-traditional advertising techniques, usually through appearances in film, television, or other media.

Subliminal Stimuli are any sensory 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 and Logos
Subliminal Messages (youtube)
Scientists Shed New Light on How the Brain Processes & Maintains What We Don’t See
Mind Control
Propaganda

Numbers don't Lie when they are used correctly:
If commercials showed the numbers 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? (numbers)
What are the expected maintenances for the product?
How does this product compare to similar products? (side by side comparison)
What is the Feedback from customers?
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 manufacturing process?
How many resources did the product use in the manufacturing process?
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  (youtube)
Sex in Advertising, Mind Control, Video Psychology, Sex Porn Sell (youtube)
Sex Addiction, Restless Legs Syndrome, PMS & Porno Drug, Mind Control Report (youtube)
Killing Us Softly: Advertising Image of Women (youtube)
Michael Tsarion Architects of Control Program One Mass Control and Future of Mankind (youtube)   Film 2 

"It's hard for me to explain to people just how blind they are especially when most people refuse to open their eyes."

The Word


News


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. But 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?

Au contraire and on the contrary is also used in response to the BS that comes from the TV.

90 % of the News is just a perfect blend of Half Truths and BS, a constant flow of Noise Pollution and Background Noise mostly directed at your emotions. So you are never truly informed of the facts, you're just being distracted and manipulated.

Filler 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)

News Conference 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 Misleading and what subject matter is Relevant or irrelevant. Most are just based on Speculation and don't reveal any new Information or Insight. The article comments sometimes offer more insight then the actual article itself, but not always. Marginalia, 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. And 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 Manipulate 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 those Psychopathic affects that money and power inflicts on your average unsuspecting human. Most of today's Reporters and Journalists are mostly Actors and Screenwriters 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.

Today's 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 Interpretive Dance that expresses what the media actually looks like at times, yes you are totally gross.) This goes way beyond being irresponsible, this is Criminally Negligent. I'm all for having variety and having something for everyone but you have to have organization in order to maximize Understanding instead of Distractions that waste time, confuse and Manipulate, which will not educate people enough to take appropriate Action. Maybe News websites should have a section called Relevant 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 manipulation.

"The reason why I only get my News and Information from the Internet 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 ignorant you are."

"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 valuable. 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. 
Relevance Today.com

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.

Relevance Paradox is just bad Problem Solving.

If you want to improve the News, create a News Network that makes the old one Obsolete.
Relevance Today.com

It's amazing how TV makes Disinformation 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 make Poison look good?

Are Distractions and Propaganda the same thing? Can Codependency also be related to the publics interpretation of the world or World View? Is the Media Enabling the public in a negative sense?  (Howard Polley)

Sometimes watching the news on TV is like watching a Snuff Film, 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 Icke)

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 Popularity 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 own tail.
Is there such a thing as a people whisperer?

Fame - Recognition

"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 Human Language. 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
Writing Tips
Communication Skills

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 Faux News?
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, and Disney Movies. I would also like to know who funded the research? I believe they were influenced by ignorant people?

Ratings


Radio Stations


The Radio becomes a useful tool when the power goes out. But without power outages the radio is just an extension of the Propaganda Machine. Talk Radio should be called what it is, Propaganda Radio. Just more wasted Technology
And it's not just talk radio, you have Radio Announcers 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 Music has on people, so you're just using people's love for music as a method of control. Pretty sad and disturbing. It's mostly all Payola 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 blame anyone or judge anyone because there are millions of people doing 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 Public Interest as a Public Trustee, (which they mostly don't)

The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL)
Radio (wiki)
Electricity
Electromagnetic

Songs About the Radio (wiki)  
Elvis Costello, Radio Radio (1979) (youtube)
Radio Radio (wiki)
Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio (youtube)

Radio Signal Waves

Radio Frequency is any of the electromagnetic wave 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.

Signal Generator is an electronic device that generates repeating or non-repeating electronic signals in either the analog or
the digital 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

Listening to the Radio with a Blade of Grass (youtube)

Communications Act of 1934 (wiki)
Federal Communications Commission FCC (wiki)

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, the
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.

Broadband
"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 services."

Competition
"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 affordable services."

Spectrum
"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."

Media
"The Nation's media regulations must promote competition and diversity and facilitate the transition to digital modes of delivery."
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."



News Papers


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 Disinformation and Propaganda?

"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."
(Anne Begg)

Moderation System is the method the webmaster chooses to sort contributions that are irrelevant, obscene, illegal, or insulting with regards to useful or informative contributions. Censor - Filter
How to Write an Opinion Essay (ehow)

Newspaper that Repels Mosquitoes, finally a newspaper that is not totally useless. Citronella Oil
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.

Specific is stated explicitly or in detail. A fact about some part (as opposed to general). 
Specific
Specific (disambiguation)

Particular is a unique or specific to a person or thing or category. Providing specific details or circumstances.
Particular is defined as concrete, spatiotemporal entities as opposed to abstract entities, such as properties or numbers.
Writing Tips

General is not specialized or limited to one class of things. Generalize

Undefined
is not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished.

Unidentified
is being or having an unknown or unnamed source, Not yet identified.

Byline on a newspaper or magazine article gives the date, as well as the name of the writer 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.


Television


BAD TV - Aka The Boob Tube, The idiot Box, Garbage in Garbage out

Television 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 transmission.
History of Television
Television Program
Episode
TV Pilot
TV Program Types
Popular TV Shows

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.
Flicker Rate

Technology Addiction - Digital Detox
Sitting to Long

Pediatricians 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 with Parents

This not just about TV, this also includes Computers, Tablets and mobile devices like Smartphones. 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, but only when children are much closer to school age.

AAP recommends that 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 outdoor play, reading, hobbies, and using their imaginations in free play.  

Emotional Disturbance
Habituation
Marketing
iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind (amazon)

Turn off your TV
TV Addiction
TV Sensory Confusion
Cognitive Dissonance

Peter Finch in the Movie called Network (1976): Mind Control Speech (youtube)   Director: Sidney Lumet

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?"

Nielsen Ratings
Parents Television Council
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, you have to know the difference between a real person and an Actor.
Acting
Method Acting
Role-Playing
Two Faced
Impersonator
Imitation
Impressionist
Celebrity
Playing
Lists of fictional characters
People Smart

Why are people so Engrossed with stories about Human Tragedies?
Everyday Psychology
Media Greed?

Why are people so Fascinated with Violent Crimes and Murders?  Is it a play on people's Fears?
Empathy?
Desensitization?
Emotional Transmission?
Distractions?
Fear Mongering?
Violence on TV
TSA

Television is one of our most valuable technological advancements, but sadly we use TV mostly for entertainment purposes.
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. 
Balance

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
How many useless TV Shows do we need anyway?
TV 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
Talk Show
List of Talk Show Hosts
American TV Talk Show Hosts

Soap Opera
List of Soap Operas
Drama
Soap Opera Actors   

The Phases of Our Lives   and   The Nightmares of Our Lives  (My Soap Opera Ideas)

How many more comedies do we need?  
List of Comedies

How many more Horror Movies do we really need?
How many more Revenge Movies do we really need?

"TV Party" Black Flag Video (youtube)
Watch TV online
Little Rascals' Greatest Hits - Part 1 (youtube)

Best of Foghorn Leghorn (youtube)
The Biggest Looney Tunes Compilation: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more! (youtube)

We don't want to suppress creative expression on TV. We just need to control the amount of Bad TV that is forced on the average TV viewer, especially a TV viewer who does not have the ability to understand the Psychological Effects of TV or control the amount of TV time that someone should have. Why does everything have to be a Soap Opera?
Are we addicted to Drama?  

Melodrama

Are people addicted to Astonishment?

Drama should only be used for entertainment, drama should never be used as a method of control.  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 Demoralized?   

Audience
TV Format

It's not the TV that is Defective, 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 Sitcoms and Comedies, 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 Emmy Award, 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 Joke?
So why do we Laugh?  More 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 responsible Animated Cartoons? And why can't we have Game Shows 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.  Thinking outside the Box is just as important as living outside the box"  (Howard Polley)

Side Effects

The main reason why Entertainment is so popular is because it makes people feel good. But 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.  Balance

The more you watch TV the less aware you will become, mostly because what they display on TV is mostly false, so your sense of reality becomes warped and Delusional. TV is not a learning tool, but it can be. We 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 Sequence

TV is the most damaging thing in society, besides our defective education system.    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 Wavelengths, 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? Low-alpha

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
Novel Stimulus
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.
School of Population Health

why do politicians look and sound like they are aliens from another planet, is that why the The Manchurian Candidate and They Live 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

The More You Know

"A 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 surface."
Philo Farnsworth



Movies


Movies help bring Stories to Life

Watching 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 have 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.

Hollywood Films or Movies 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 to Deconstruct them into lessons and useful information. Hollywood Films can also be used as propaganda, which is talked about in a documentary called Hollywood and the War Machine

Wag the Dog (1997 black comedy)
War
Drones

You have to understand that Politicians, Actors and Newscasters have some things in common, with one being is that they all make a lot of money reading from Scripts, 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 Broadcasted, 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 Sanity. This is why you have to analyze all media very carefully because the Manipulations 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 poisoned. But we 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 metaphors 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 Story

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 1,500 Feature Films and thousands of TV shows, Television Films and Short Films. I have been inspired and enlightened many 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 film making. 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 50 Documentaries, compared to 1000's of Hollywood Movies, I still would use Hollywood films as a learning tool. You should know the differences between a Documentary Film, Docudrama, Fiction, Science Fiction, Non-fiction, B Movie and Reality TV 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 Specific Timeline in a specific movie is extremely valuable because you can show a nice video example of an idea or an expression 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 the Drama important?  Melodrama  (Howard Polley)

Character Bonding 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 sympathize 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 Teaching Tool

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.

Literary Realism is the representation of Reality. 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 the Popcorn Webmaker 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. 

Music as a Teaching Tool.
More about Movies and Teaching
Filming Styles

Documentary Film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of Reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.
Documentary Practice 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.
Documentary Mode seeks to distinguish particular traits and conventions of various documentary film styles like poetic, expository, observational, participatory, reflexive, and performative.
Documentaries (list)
Educational Entertainment 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 Value.
A Docudrama can mix facts with good acting, which is a good way of teaching a subject as long as the facts can be understood.
Comedy-Drama combines elements of comedy and drama, Dramedy.
Participatory Video 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.
Cinema Verite combines improvisation with the use of the camera to unveil truth or highlight subjects hidden behind crude reality. (observational cinema).

How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color (youtube)
Color Knowledge

Reviewing the Movie Extra Bonus Features on DVD's 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 metaphor not everyone will understand the metaphor the same way.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (youtube)

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 reenactments.
List of films based on actual events

Using Movies to Teach...
Learning with the Movies
Teach with Movies
Movie Learn
How to Deconstruct a Movie

Film also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film or photoplay, is a series of still images 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 effects. 
Film Club
Film Society
Criterion Collection 

What is: Film | How Film Works and It's Place In Modern Filmmaking (youtube)

First you want to watch the movie for entertainment 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 dialog. 
Evidence Based Argumentation
Debates

Movies are a great way to compress time, 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.

Visual Routine is a means of extracting information from a visual scene.
Film Theory 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.
Deconstruction is a critical outlook over the relationship between text and meaning.
Decoded
Film Adaptation 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 Philosophy and the Matrix: Return to the Source (youtube) 

Analysis of the Last 10 Minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey (youtube)
Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy drama film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy.

Colin Stokes: How Movies Teach Manhood (youtube)

Learning the differences between the Movie and what was originally written in the Book or Script can be very educational as well.

"While this story is inspired by actual events, some events, locations and dialogue were fictionalized or invented for the purposes of Dramatization."  So drama is a reason to lie and misinform people?

Star Trek..the 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.
Trek 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 (youtube)
Great Directors (youtube)
The Outsider (youtube)

High-Concept 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.
Vignette 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
Writing Tips

Disney movies or Hollywood movies should not be based on just fantasies, as most are. A Superhero's 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 sometimes make Superhero's Super Powers 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 power, 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 Ratings do not protect children, or anyone else? This is not to say that some movie scripts are inherently bad or evil, 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 they 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.

Educational Entertainment (documentary)

We want to inspire, support and influence creativity, we do not want to influence passivity, which Hollywood is good at doing.

Passivity is the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative. Submission to others or to outside influences.

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.

Halloween Costumes for Kids - 2016 Most Popular
1. Action/Superhero
2. Princess
3. Animal (Cat, Dog, Lion, Monkey, etc.)
4. Batman Character
5. Star Wars Character
6. Witch
6. DC Superhero (excl. Batman)
8. Marvel Superhero (excl. Spider-Man)
9. Zombie
10. Spider-Man

Fan Fiction 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.

Fan Labor 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. Fame

Fandom 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.

Children Want Factual Stories, Versus Fantasy, More Often Than Adults
Reality 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. You 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.

Just because 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
Peace Movies
Five Movies upset Mainstream WW2 Narrative, Show Power of Nonviolent Resistance
Activism

Gandi and Selma 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.

Avatar (2009)
Titanic (1997)
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)
Spider-Man (2002)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Frozen (2013)
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)
Transformers (2007)
Iron Man (2008)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
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 (2003)
Skyfall (2012)
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)
Up (2009)
Inception (2010)
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)
Gravity (2013)
Monsters University (2013)
Shrek (2001)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The Incredibles (2004)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Jaws (1975)
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)
Batman (1989)
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)
Cars (2006)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Ghostbusters (1984)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Maleficent (2014)

Gone With the Wind (1939)
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Jaws (1975)
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)
Ben-Hur (1959)
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)
Fantasia (1940)
The Godfather (1972)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Grease (1978)
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
Thunderball (1965)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Love Story (1970)
Spider-Man (2002)
Independence Day (1996)
Home Alone (1990)
Pinocchio (1940)
Cleopatra (1963)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Goldfinger (1964)
Airport (1970)
American Graffiti (1973)
The Robe (1953)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Bambi (1942)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Batman (1989)
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)
Superman (1978)
Tootsie (1982)
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)
Rocky (1976)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Twister (1996)
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)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Aladdin (1992)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Ghost (1990)
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 (2003)
House of Wax (1953)
Rear Window (1954)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Funny Movies

The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (2009) The complete history of “The 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.   The Wizard of Oz (1939 Film)


Movie and Film Quotes - Famous Movie Lines - Movie Trivia - Sound Tracks

Top 100 Movie Quotes (youtube)
100 Movie Quotes (wiki)
Great Film Quotes
Schwarzenegger Quotes (youtube)

The Music created for movies is some of our best music.  
Soundtracks (wiki)
Musical
Musical Theatre
Sound Effect
Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time (youtube)
10 beautiful Soundtracks (youtube)
Soundtrack Collection
Music Knowledge

Iconic Movie Scenes
The 'Best Picture' Show: A Final Image Montage on Vimeo
Movie Clips
Fun Trivia
Useful Trivia

National Film Registry (wiki)
These Amazing Shadows: The Movies that made America (youtube)
National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (wiki)
Film Preservation - Movie Archives 


Favorite Movies by State

 Favorite Movies by State


Movies exaggerate, but for good reason. Worst case scenario. So it's your job to fill in all those varying degrees of truth

Exaggerate is to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth. Do something to an excessive degree.

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.

"Instead of 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 sub-conscious mind. 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 in Popular Culture
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Identity

Emulate is to strive to equal or match, especially by imitating. Imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software. Compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with.  When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self. Emulation can be positive, if you succeed in avoiding imitation. Emulation (wiki)

Smeagol, or Gollum, is one of the most interesting characters of the Lord of 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 heroin addicts. But I see it more about our addiction to money

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 crazy people start screaming at you. Great movie, but horrifying to know that body snatchers actually exists on some level in society.

Hollywood Reporter 
Movie and TV Websites
Clichés in Movies
Epagogix

Film Site
AMC TV
Travel Movies For Nature Lovers
Auteur Cinema

YouTube Videos: To show some one an Exact Time in a YouTube Video just Right Click on Video and select
"Copy Video ULR at Current Time"  

Screen Capture Software

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 greatness.
Auteur Theory
List of Films Considered the Best
67 Influential Films


Film Styles

Children's Films, Family Films, Cult Films, Documentary Films, Docudrama, Mockumentary, Fiction, Simulated reality in fiction, Non-fiction, Narrative, Science, Science Fiction, B Movie, Pornographic Films, Silent Films, Comedy, Musicals, Adventure, Action Film, List of Action Films, War Movies, Historical Films, Westerns, Thriller, Horror Films, Drama, Crime Films, Independent Film or Indie Film and Amateur Films.  

Slow Television is a term used for a genre of live "marathon" television coverage of an ordinary event in its complete length.
Montage Filmmaking is a technique in film editing in which a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information.
Time-Lapse

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.).
Genres
Movie Categories
Pirated Movie Release Types
Blank City
Super 8 Movies

Narrative Filmmaking vs. Documentary Filmmaking (youtube)
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 well.
Film Making Tools

What Is the Total Number of Movies Ever Made?  Over a Million at least, so choose wisely.

Movie Festivals
Film Festivals
Movie Maker
Fest 21
Woodstock Film Festival

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 crimes?
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?

American Grindhouse (hulu)
The History of Exploitation Films
The History of Horror Films   

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (hulu)
Shock Value
In Horror Flicks , the Cell Phone Always Dies First" 

Wilhelm Scream (wiki)  Video
Howie Scream (wiki)    Video
Can watching Horror Films cause Anxiety and Fears?

Corman's World  95 min Documentary - February 2012 (UK)
Roger Corman
Halloween
Art

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 have now." 

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 at times."

"People 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." 

Narrative Modes


Ratings - Censorship - User Guide


Film Rating System History Documentaries
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 children? 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 just 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 adult audience?  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!

Trigger Warnings
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. Propaganda

Ratings
Feedback
Observer Effect 

Film Ratings is like someone handing you some food and saying
"This Might 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.
Motion Picture 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.

Could you Censor something that's Derogatory, Unflattering, Controversial, Inflammatory and Enabling without infringing on Freedom of Speech?

What is Sci-Fi Violence?
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 important. Clean Edited Movies is a Joke.
So knock yourself out Clear Play. You can only Sanitization so much in this world, that is why Censorship is a failure. What ever happened to the V-Chip?
Bad TV



Closing Credits

When I read the Closing Credits after a Movie I am truly amazed to see all the 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 finally Worked Together to do what’s right. I would like to see that movie. There's already a song for the movie.

Film Crew
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.

Film Making (wiki)
Film Making Tools
Film Director (wiki)
Film Producer (wiki)
Pre-Production (wiki)
Major Film Studio

If your life were a movie, who would be in your Credits? 
Who was doing the Casting
When was the Audition?
Is life just a Screen Test
Did you play the staring Role or did someone else?
Were you playing a part in someone else's movie?
How would you describe your Character
Were you playing yourself or did you create your own Character Self-insertion
Who was Directing your movie? 
Were there any Cameo Appearances?
Did your movie have a lot of Extras?
Who was the Supporting Actor?
Motion Picture Credits
Motion 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."


Stories


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)
Dramatic 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.
Frame Story 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.
Backstory 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.
Visual Novel also known as a sound novel, is an interactive game, 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.
Snowflake Method
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.
Writing Tips
About Movies
Journalism 

7 common story plot archetypes:
Overcoming the Monster
Rags to Riches
The Quest
Voyage and Return
Comedy
Tragedy
Rebirth

The Seven Basic Plots (wiki)
Rise
Rise and Fall
Rise, Fall and Rise again
Fall and Rise
Fall



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?

Media Literacy

"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."   (Richard Feynman)



The Thinker Man