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  • How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views

    12/10/2013 3:03:33 PM PST · by dirtboy · 20 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 29, 2013
    Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with. The term “filter bubble” entered the public domain back in 2011when the internet activist Eli Pariser coined it to refer to the way recommendation engines shield people from certain aspects of the real world. Pariser used the example of two people who googled the term “BP”. One received links to investment news about BP while the other received links to...
  • Another Trip Into the Recesses of the Liberal Mind

    02/22/2013 2:24:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February February 22, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    Sit down. I’m truly sorry about this, but we really need to take another trip into the dark recesses of the liberal mind. A dangerous journey to a world where it is greedy to want to keep your own money, but not to covet the money or property of others; a world where earning 17% of the income, but paying 38% of the income taxes means you’re not paying your fair share; a world where any expression of disagreement with any utterance, no matter how ignorant, from the mouth of someone-not-white makes you a racist. We have to do this...
  • Debates 2012: An Exercise in Liberal Pathology (Almost Perfect Description of DUmmies)

    10/18/2012 5:33:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Liberalism isn’t doing so well lately. In fact I’d go so far as to say that liberalism is becoming downright pathological. The disease is progressive (in more ways than one). Precursors were visible as far back as 1964, and again in the 1980s. Yet this latest uspsurege has been building since 2000, and has never yet spread so widely or threateningly across the body politic. The chief symptom of liberal distress is an intense form of denial. Liberals now actually deny that conservatives exist. There are, of course, strange, cartoon-like images that liberals call conservative, yet these bear little resemblence...
  • 5 Reasons Liberals Are Such Unpleasant People To Be Around

    04/03/2012 1:15:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Don't get me wrong. Not every conservative has a winning personality and not every liberal is a toothache in search of a mouth to inhabit. In fact, one of the single nicest people I know is a liberal (Hi, Julie Joyce!) Yet and still, it's not a reach to say that most liberals, especially the ones that are politically active, are just generally difficult to get along with. It's not just me saying that either. I've interviewed more than one big name conservative who has told me that they moved over to the right in large part because the...
  • Liberals clinically mad, concludes top shrink

    12/03/2008 10:40:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 1,831+ views
    wnd ^ | November 12, 2008
    Eminent psychiatrist makes case that leftist thinking is a mental disorder WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder. "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental...
  • Is Liberalism Political Madness?

    11/15/2008 12:32:20 PM PST · by Uhaul · 13 replies · 1,404+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 15, 2008 | Ellis Washington
    At Savannah State University, where I teach American government, international law and American judicial process, I am constantly waging intellectual warfare against my college students to forsake dependent, slavish ideologies rooted in emotivism, like liberalism, socialism, welfare statism and feminism, and instead to embrace critical thinking in all of their intellectual pursuits. Recently during a mock presidential debate I had organized where I played Sen. John McCain (as if he were a true conservative), I even slammed my fist on the table and in the spirit of Justice Clarence Thomas' grandfather, who told young Clarence as a child, "The damn...
  • Liberalss Clinically Mad, Concludes Top Psychiatrist

    11/14/2008 3:08:18 PM PST · by word_warrior_bob · 67 replies · 1,924+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/12/08 | World Net Daily
    Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by: Creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization; Satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation; augmenting primitive feelings of envy; Rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government. "The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains...
  • The Deep Blue Divide (Democrats were thrilled, Now ....)

    03/17/2008 5:37:36 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 55 replies · 1,847+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Mar 24, 2008 Issue | Julia Baird
    For months, Democrats were just thrilled with their choices. Now they can't even stand to sit together. For the past five years, a group of friends, mostly military wives or retired government workers, have been meeting for lunch at an Italian restaurant called Amici's in a strip mall in Stafford, Va. All Democrats, they don't come just for the wood-fired pizza or $8.99 lunch buffet. They come to talk about their beloved party. But lately, the air has chilled in the Tuscan-themed room. At the lunch after Clinton's loss in Virginia, Alicia Knight, 49, a Hillary supporter, came in late....
  • Only 38% of Dems claim excellent mental health

    03/12/2008 9:18:30 PM PDT · by Got a right to Life? . . Huh? · 56 replies · 1,116+ views
    World Net Daily | February 29, 2008 | Dr. Rossiter
    When the Gallup pollsters asked Americans what they thought about their own mental health, they were intrigued by the difference between Democrats and Republicans. While 58 percent of Republicans reported having excellent mental health, only 38 percent of Democrats described themselves that way. The study was no surprise to D. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., a noted psychiatrist and author of a controversial book that makes the clinical case liberalism is a mental illness. "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of...
  • Psychiatrist makes case that Leftist ideology is a mental disorder (Hard to argue with...)

    02/17/2008 6:30:36 AM PST · by jdm · 13 replies · 145+ views
    The Astute Blogger ^ | Feb. 17, 2008 | by John Ray
    Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder. "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave." While political activists on the...
  • Top psychiatrist concludes liberals are clinically nuts!Makes case ideology is mental disorder

    02/17/2008 9:10:42 AM PST · by semaj · 32 replies · 752+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 02/15/2008 | unknown
    "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."
  • Success is Simple… So Sayeth the Liberal

    09/27/2006 7:47:52 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 12 replies · 776+ views
    Amarxica ^ | 9/27/06 | John Reit
    Talking to a colleague recently, the subject of CEO salaries arose. Once again, I gained great insight into the liberal mind. He started by stating his astonishment at some figures. “In England,” he began, “the difference between the salary of a CEO and an average worker is 24 percent. Here, it’s 416 percent (unconfirmed, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt)! That’s ridiculous.” Knowing industry is far more ambitious and less burdened here than in England – and finding myself more and more these days in the role as a defender of free market capitalism – I retorted,...
  • Breaking Down the Liberal Mind

    05/04/2006 1:25:58 PM PDT · by libertarianPA · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Amarxica ^ | 5/4/06 | John Reit
    There was a time when I was a self-professed liberal. I believed in universal health care. I was against military action by the U.S. for any reason other than defense. I thought affirmative action was justified. I was even convinced that it was economically and morally just that rich people pay more taxes. Life experience and education have allowed me to step outside that world of Wonderland theory and "gee, wouldn't it be great if the world was like this" politics and be amazed that I could have ever been in that frame of mind - much like an alcoholic...