The Textual, Tactile, Tittilating, Tantrum-ridden, Totally multimedia musings & sometime portfolio of Dangerfield Newby, by and through is instrument on Earth, Christopher Alan Chambers. Newby died in 1859 in John Brown's raid on the federal company town of Harpers Ferry. White townspeople fed his dead body to pigs. He joined Brown to forstall the sale of his wife, not to start a revolution. And in dying, he started a revolution. His body's long disintegrated into loam; his consciousness survives in bits and bytes. Enjoy. Engage. Enrage.
Chambers is alive, of course, and lives 80 miles from Harpers Ferry in Washington DC. He teaches at Georgetown University, contributes to RT America, MSNBC and Smithsonian Magazine.
The man who took the infamous picture showing President Obama posing for a selfie said Wednesday that the world was getting a very skewed interpretation of his snapshot. Roberto Schmidt, a photojournalist for Agence France-Presse, caught Obama goofing around with British prime minister David Cameron and Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the memorial for Nelson Mandela.
Six of the seven shows analyzed — This Week, Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday, Meet the Press, State of the Union, and Up — have hosted white men at a significantly higher rate than their 31 percent portion of the population. Melissa Harris-Perry provided the greatest diversity among guests, providing a much higher rate of white women and African-American guests than the other programs; Up also hosted a higher percentage of people from those demographics than CNN or the broadcast programs. Latino, Asian-American, and Middle Eastern guests have been largely absent from the Sunday shows. Native Americans fared even worse, with only two appearances (one on Melissa Harris-Perry and one on Up) out of a total of 2,436 appearances over the nine-month period studied.
White Men Were An Even Larger Proportion Of Solo Interviews. On the broadcast Sunday shows and CNN, white men were most often hosted for one-on-one interviews by a significant margin. 75 percent of Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday solo interview subjects were white men. Once again, only Melissa Harris-Perry demonstrated any reasonable diversity in this measure. Guests who were Latino, Asian-American, or Middle Eastern were hardly present at all. No Native American has received a one-on-one interview this year. Up did not have enough solo interviews in the period studied to be included in the comparison.
Facebook refused to run an advertisement forChristmas Island, an Australian tourist destination known for its beautiful wildlife,because the ad referenced boobies — a kind of bird.
According to Mashable, the advertisement was created for Christmas Island’s Bird ‘n’ Nature Week, and the ad meant to use “boobies” as a double entendre. The ad boasted of "some gorgeous shots" of some "juvenile boobies" — which were paired with images of boobies in nature (the bird kind).
Facebook’s advertising guidelines were breached because the ad addressed ”age, gender, or sexual orientation of users on Facebook,” says Travel Daily News.
FJP: Advertising 101: Juvenile boobies are always a touchy subject. — Krissy
This just sums up what I have been saying all evening on RT and SiriusXM. If you want to put a fine point on it, I don’t consider anyone who did not have the specific intent to aid or assist an enemy nation or group a traitor. Indeed he WANTED TO HELP his country NOT do bad or questionable or stupid things. The Military Court found him not guilty of the “aiding the enemy” charge, true. But the government got what it wanted: a hard and fast interpretation of what’s in the spying statute and how you are to behave as a member of the military, no matter what your morals or politics. Taking information and sharing with any media outlet = espionage, regardless of intent.