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  • Sat, Dec 03, 2016 - 11:22am

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    Oliveoilguy

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    Real News not Fake News

Discerning Truth is an art. From the main stream media with millions of listeners, to blogs with a handful of subscribers, there is content galore, but no sure way to know what to believe.  Intellectually honest people want to know what is true and what is false and what might fall into the grey zone.

I need help from anyone willing to post his/her sources of credible information. Peak Prosperity is a model discussion site. Here we find a civilized approach to truth seeking and very reliable information, but what are the news sites that we can draw from?

It would be great to see three things discussed here:

1. Your methodology for determining accurate news.

2. Listings of sites that do accurate fact checking and comments about the veracity of those sites.

3. Places you go where there is a high probability of finding truthful content.

Thanks for your help on this…..I am obsessed by the need to navigate towards the truth.

  • Sat, Dec 03, 2016 - 10:25pm

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    Oliveoilguy

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    Corbett Report

corbettreport.com   "Open source intelligence News"

  • Sat, Dec 03, 2016 - 11:10pm

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    Great Topic Oliveoilguy

Oliveoilguy,

Thanks for this timely conversation. The need to have input from multiple viewpoints to help with our own methods of judging the sources that we use to determine how we see the world is getting more tricky. It would seem that during and especially after the election, the definition of reality is getting harder to discern. The assault on non-mainstream news sources by TPTB is now blatantly out in the open for all who are interested and awake, to see.

It's 1984 in 2016.   

Tim.

  • Mon, Dec 05, 2016 - 09:23am

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agreed, great topic, OOG

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1. Your methodology for determining accurate news.

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there's no specific catch-all method.

i try to be open to new ideas, listen, and reflect on things i hear, both the content and the tone, and use critical thinking to interpret what i'm hearing, as to whether it is plausible and accurate and unbiased.

over time, sites that seem to provide reliable info, i'll visit them more often, and use them to vet other new sources of info.

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2. Listings of sites that do accurate fact checking and comments about the veracity of those sites.

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none

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3. Places you go where there is a high probability of finding truthful content.

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probably my top two in terms of solid, reliable information would be:

peakprosperity.com

corbettreport.com

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other very good ones:

zerohedge.com

Home

http://williamengdahl.com

usawatchdog.com

http://www.jsmineset.com/

https://www.financeandliberty.com/

Home

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a couple more which are highly speculative info, but very interesting:

http://goldenjackass.com/

http://halfpasthuman.com/

  • Mon, Dec 05, 2016 - 03:37pm

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    jcusick

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    Naked Capitalism

I've always found http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ to be pretty accurate and the comment sections are usually pretty enlightening.

Of additional interest, they just fired a shot across the bow of the Washington Post demanding a retraction of their recent ill conceived propornot attack on 200 internet news sites and added a new spoof website called https://propornot.org/ which decries the deterioration of U.S. propaganda quality.

  • Thu, Dec 08, 2016 - 05:26am

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    Boiling Frogs and Corbett

I have found that Sibel Edmonds Boiling Frogs site is slow in pushing material out but is very insightful in her honesty and without ideological slant. I also think James Corbett is great and Steve St. Angelo is good with his focus on energy depletion.

  • Thu, Dec 08, 2016 - 11:45am

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    Michael_Rudmin

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    I’m sorry, what’s a good link for that boiling frogs & Corbett?

I’m envisioning that you take the frogs, put them in about half a cup of Corbett Canyon Merlot (with just a hint of black cherry), and turn up the heat slow. Boil some water to the side, and add as necessary to keep it liquid and boiling. Lid initially, until the boil is rolling, to ensure proper food safety.
Then while that is going on, you grind some fresh black pepper, and sliver about four cloves of garlic , also loosely chopping a quarter onion.

Add one Tbs of grapeseed oil, and the rest of the ingredients once the water is rolling, and spice with a bit of rosemary, and grate in just a hint of lemon zest. Take 1 Tbs of flour in a cup, and add some of the broth, mixing it slow to thicken. Then return that to the mixture, and cook down until thick.

But maybe I have the whole paradigm wrong. Maybe this is done with white wine and a cream sauce?

Could you give a link to the news site? Although I may pull your froglegs for a little while, a link would be useful.

  • Fri, Dec 09, 2016 - 04:51am

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    I’m sorry, what’s a good link for that boiling frogs & Corbett?

Touche, But you miss the essence of true culinary perfection. Boiling Frogs is a waste of a fine,  delicate and sweet meat. A pan saute is really the only way to go. The pepper, garlic and a touch of onion is fine. I prefer it be done in a ghee and pinot grigio sauce. The problem is finding a good source of non toxic frog legs to cook. I refuse to use the ones from Chinese farms and have to go gig the domestic ones that I can find.

As for news I offer the following;

 

 

https://www.newsbud.com/ This is Sibel's new site. https://www.corbettreport.com/ James Corbett's site. Hope you find much useful and helpful information, Best Regards

  • Fri, Dec 09, 2016 - 12:26pm

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    Michael_Rudmin

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    Thanks ;->

N/T

  • Fri, Dec 09, 2016 - 02:21pm

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    On Fake news vs. real news

My methodology, such as it is, involves never accepting any one source for anything.  

For example, when the US ship was allegedly fired upon by Yemen rebels, and the US retaliated, I could not find consistent reporting on what happened. 

There seemed to be consensus in the US press, but then that got wobbly and the whole thing disappeared.

So I’m pretty sure something happened but I really don’t know what.

I kept checking and reading what Russia was saying, the westerns press (there’s no difference in US/UK/Eu sources, so any one major news outlet is sufficient to gather their views), I checked navy veterans’ blogs and more speculative sites.

Nothing really emerged so I came up with an “I don’t know” and did not report on it heavily here.

What I am proposing is that the search for real news is not as easy as finding a single site that’s got it right.

The balance is always between getting something out quickly and getting it right.  The quicker you run with something the greater the chance you are running with version 1.0 of the spin machine. 

Worse, we know that the major media outlets are infested with security state actors as are the comment threads beneath every significant article at a major outlet.

And we’re all humans and everybody has their own bias, myself included.  There’s no escaping that, and so my trust in various sources is nuanced by my understanding of each player’s biases.  For example, William Engdahl is listed above as a possible source, but my filter for him includes his views on oil as being abiotic in origin as excluding him from the people I read for anything related to energy.

The bottom line becomes this; read everything, trust none of it, and trust yourself.

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