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Doug Greer

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I am concerned by the general public's' ignorance of science, critical thinking, environmental issues, and economics. There is way too much dogma surrounding all those topics in the "mainstream media".

About Doug Help
Occupation: Software Engineer
Interests: all science, environmental economics, social justice, philosophy, software engineering, science fiction
Expertise: software engineer, philosphy, secular humanism, social websites, some biological sciences
Affiliations: Center for Inquiry: http://www.centerforinquiry.net/ (Subscriber) Atheist Alliance International: http://www.atheistalliance.org/ (Member) Community of Reason: http://groups.google.com/group/communityofreason (Member) Freedom from Religion Foundation: http://www.ffrf.org/ (Member) The Young Turks: http://www.theyoungturks.com/ (TYT Member)
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Journalism: Decline to state
Education: College graduate
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Languages: English-only
Politics: Decline to state
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Income: Decline to state
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Last Visit: Oct 7, 2013 - 4:42 PM PDT
Last Edit: Feb 1, 2012 - 9:38 PM PST

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Doug reviewed this story - Oct 7, 2013
Doug's Rating
5.0

This is a good example of speaking truth to power. When irrational liars have political power, it's a journalists' job to point out where they are wrong.

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Doug posted this story - Jul 21, 2013
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jul 21, 2013
Doug's Rating
5.0

This is a clear view of where our country is at. The power elite are virtually unchallenged in the Media.

Who was the last liberal president we had? It was Richard Nixon—not because he was a liberal, but because he was frightened of movements. And there’s a ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted this story - Jul 21, 2013
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jul 21, 2013
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 17, 2013
Doug's Rating
5.0

It won’t bring Aaron back. It won’t restore his devastated family, or bring peace to his bewildered friends. But it could fix an important flaw in the law ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 17, 2013
Doug posted and reviewed and starred this story - Nov 27, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

The corporate media constantly parrots economic propaganda. Only truly independent news organizations report the reality. This interview of Michael Hudson speaks truth to power by giving an economic point of view based on reality not economic dogma.

HUDSON: Yeah, I think that’s correct. This is a Republican plan. I don’t think it’s the Democratic plan to support ... More »

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Doug reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

Someone has to remind everyone that journalism is dead in the U.S. FAIR does a good job combating the spin, but has far too small a readership to make a significant difference.

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed and starred this story - Nov 27, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

The corporate media constantly parrots economic propaganda. Only truly independent news organizations report the reality. This interview of Michael Hudson speaks truth to power by giving an economic point of view based on reality not economic dogma.

HUDSON: Yeah, I think that’s correct. This is a Republican plan. I don’t think it’s the Democratic plan to support ... More »

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Doug posted and reviewed and starred this story - Nov 27, 2012
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Sep 11, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

All the quotes from articles have a link to the them and add to this devastating indictment of the Media

If we’ve learned nothing else from the 911 attacks, maybe its that we never learn anything. But facts do matter. Every opinion is not equally valid. It is not ok to ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Sep 11, 2012
Doug reviewed this story - Aug 24, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

The article does a good job at debunking many of the stereotypes associated with immigrant students. Metrics are constantly misused and gamed in corporate America. It has always mystified me that people put so much confidence in those metrics.

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NT Rating: 4.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jun 2, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

Given the complete lack of any significant reform after the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), we live in Ayn Rand's America today. Ayn Rand's America is an oligarchy. The Citizens United ruling shows that the wealthy controls the Judicial branch. The lack of any indictments of the huge banks which caused the GFC shows that the wealthy controls the Executive branch and the bailouts themselves show how much control the wealthy has over the Legislative branch.

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NT Rating: 5.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jun 2, 2012
Doug posted this story - Jan 20, 2012
Doug posted this story - Jan 20, 2012
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 20, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

For too long, a credulous mainstream media depicted the Tea Party as an uprising of independents fed up with the dominant political parties. But as Skocpol and Williamson ... More »

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NT Rating: 5.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 20, 2012
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 18, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

A project that involves patrolling public discourse, though, will inevitably involve judgments not only about truth, but about what attacks are fair, what arguments are ... More »

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Doug reviewed this story - Jan 18, 2012
Doug posted this story - Jan 18, 2012
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 5, 2012
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 1, 2012
Doug's Rating
5.0

Lessig builds a very solid case for reform for how campaigns are financed.

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 1, 2012
Doug reviewed this story - Jan 1, 2012
Doug posted this story - Jan 1, 2012
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Jan 1, 2012
Doug's Rating
4.9

This article goes to the heart of the problems with establishment journalism. Too many corporate journalists are fooled into using hard-core ideologues as objective experts.

PolitiFact seems unaware of the fact that the Executive Branch doesn’t determine what the law means. Just because Obama lawyers argue that the 2001 More »

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Dec 21, 2011
Doug's Rating
5.0

The Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention, Professor William K. Black, fact checks Obama's answers to the 60 Minutes' correspondent's weak line of questions relating to the Obama Administrations actions in the wake of the Financial Crisis.

What Obama missed, and Kroft failed to call him on, is that “wild risk” by banks are typically frauds. I have explained these matters at length in previous posts, so I ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Dec 21, 2011
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Dec 5, 2011
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2011
Doug's Rating
1.5

This article makes unsupported assumptions about just how to interpret what a national deficit really is. The article assumes that anything which causes the Federal government to have to pay interest on Treasury Bonds contributes to the Federal deficit. From a certain point of view, this may be true. But if true, anyone who has Treasury Bonds in their 401K is contributing to the federal deficit. The best propaganda is true from a certain point of view.

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NT Rating: 1.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2011
Doug's Rating
4.7

Selise has this to say in her post on why this is kabuki: Q: Why is there even a debate about “fixing” Social Security when it’s not broken? A: Because ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2011
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2011
Doug's Rating
4.0

Wait a second! The government knows it must pay the interest. But the government chooses to not plan for that in the budget they create… which forces the government ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2011
Doug posted and reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2011
Doug reviewed this story - Sep 29, 2011
Doug's Rating
5.0
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NT Rating: 5.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Doug posted this story - Sep 29, 2011
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