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  • The Practice of Ritual Defamation

    11/17/2017 4:52:27 PM PST · by Taxman · 6 replies ^ | 1990 | Laird Wilcox
    How values, opinions and beliefs are controlled in democratic societies. Defamation is the destruction or attempted destruction of the reputation, status, character or standing in the community of a person or group of persons by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication. For the purposes of this essay, the central element is defamation in retaliation for the real or imagined attitudes, opinions or beliefs of the victim, with the intention of silencing or neutralizing his or her influence, and/or making an example of them so as to discourage similar independence and "insensitivity" or non-observance of taboos. It is different in...
  • Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

    03/10/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 9, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Every now and then I’m reminded of just how clever Satan can be, especially during Lent.Consider, for example, a pernicious little sin that seems to have taken root and grown in the age of social media: detraction. I’ve been seeing it more and more. Nobody really talks about it or the harm it inflicts — though the pope has stressed, often, the inherent evil of its close cousin,  gossip. (The pontiff has even compared gossip to terrorism.)So what’s the big deal? Let me count the ways.First, the catechism teaches that detraction is a sin against the eighth commandment: 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and...
  • The top 20 countries as ranked by reputation

    07/16/2015 8:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2015 | Alex Lockie
    Iraq, Iran, and Russia find themselves in the headlines daily because of their ongoing military conflicts, human-rights violations, and oppressive regimes.Unsurprisingly, a report issued Thursday by the Reputation Institute ranks those countries among the least reputable countries in the world.On the other side are the most admired and reputable countries, of which Canada leads the pack.The Reputation Institute's Country Reptrak report "measures the reputation of 55 (largest by GDP) countries based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect based on an online panel of more than 27,000 people representing the G8 countries."The report looks at 16 attributes for each...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughters hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boys arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this years summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twains cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republics revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • Safely Integrating Online Reputation Management, Social Media, SEO, PR

    05/31/2012 12:06:44 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | May 31, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Safely Integrating Online Reputation Management, Social Media, SEO, PR By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- May 31, 2012 ... The most powerful marketing tool today is something called online reputation management. Online reputation management is the PR of 2012. It represents controlling both negative and positive content in the most potent and expanding communications media channel - the Internet. As we are wired today from our offices, homes and all between using iPads and Smartphones, we are constantly pushing information out about our personal and commercial lives. Whether it be through social media platforms such as Facebook,...
  • How Google & Co. Will Rule Your Rep

    01/13/2012 8:02:06 PM PST · by Dysart · 12 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 01-13-2011 | Holly Finn
    Reputation is a tricky business. And not just for politicians anymore. This year we're all worried about approval ratingsor should be. Reputation was once a qualitative measure of our behavior, vital but vague. Now it's getting quantitative. Soon there is likely to be an actual numerical reputation score for each of us, like a FICO credit score but for our whole lives.Ready? We've got the precursors now, whether or not we're aware of them. Companies such as PeerIndex, Twitalyzer, Talentag and PostRank (bought by Google) already apply online analytics to establish the heft of an individual's or business's "social capital."...
  • Smear Tactics Will Discredit Perpetrator, Not Reputation Of Target

    07/08/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT · by Martin_Schmidt · 2 replies ^ | 07/07/2011 | S. Rossie
    "Swift justice demands more than just swiftness." When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart penned those words from the bench in 1958, there wasn't much chance he could have envisioned how quick "swift" could be 53 years later. Nor could he have imagined that swiftness not necessarily in a legal sense, but in one every bit as important: Reputation. The fact is, throughout history, it has always behooved people to rectify misconceptions or misrepresentations of their character or reputation as quickly as the message spreads. The longer a falsehood permeates the public discourse even if the truth eventually...
  • Rumsfeld: If Gadhafi Stays, U.S. Reputation Damaged, American Enemies Emboldened

    03/27/2011 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/27/11 | Joshua Miller
    Washington - Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said today that if Gadhafi remains in power in Libya, it will damage the prestige of the United States. He compared the possible scenario of Gadhafi staying in power in Tripoli to the U.S. and coalition forces not removing Saddam Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, though he refused to take a firm stand on whether U.S. military action in Libya was the correct move for the Obama administration. In an exclusive interview on "This Week" with ABC News' Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, Rumsfeld said, "the fact is we are
  • Government: No Electronic Flaws in Toyotas

    02/08/2011 11:10:17 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 126 replies
    AP via FNC ^ | 02/08/2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- A government investigation into Toyota safety problems has found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration.
  • 6 Brazen Advocates of Slut Culture on the Pseudo-Feminist Left

    10/24/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Sluthood wasn't always considered a virtue. Most normal, rational people look at sleeping around as something sad and wrong. It's not healthy, physically or mentally, it can be damaging to a young girl's reputation, and it can also be incredibly dangerous. Women that sleep around oftentimes end up feeling used and regret their choices when they get older and decide to settle down. Other women end up contracting STDs, which may or may not be treatable. For these reasons and more, being a slut is understandably looked down upon -- it can be genuinely harmful. Today's pseudo-feminists, however, have...
  • To Russia, with Love

    05/11/2010 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published April 01, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    Given Russia's reputation for excessive bureaucracy, it's only right that a company would exist to help businesspeople to set up, find the right translators, and also provide the right legal guidance to navigate the Byzantine direction of Russia's business bureaucracy. Center of Economic Planning consists of a professional team of skilled translators, auditors and IT specialists who will also not just help foreign businesses, but also help native Russians build their businesses.
  • Unindicted Duke LAX players sue Duke University

    12/18/2007 11:12:12 AM PST · by Locomotive Breath · 354 replies · 2,409+ views
    abc11 ^ | 12/18/2007 | Locomotive Breath
    By Tamara Gibbs DURHAM -- In a filing Tuesday in Federal Court, unindicted Duke Lacrosse players are suing Duke University, the City of Durham, Duke University professors, Mike Nifong and the DNA lab involved in the case. The suit also names doctors and nurses who treated the alleged victim the night she claimed she'd been raped at a party. The players are also suing City Manager Patrick Baker and former Durham Police Chief Stephen Chalmers. As part of the investigation, the unindicted players had to give up DNA samples and were named in the school paper. In the 404-page lawsuit,...
  • The remarkable death of Dixie America

    09/21/2007 3:26:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies · 194+ views
    The Times Online ^ | Sep 21, 2007 | Gerard Baker
    Few parts of the world are as loved and loathed with the intensity that is felt for the American South. Thanks to a long line of contributions to the popular culture from Gone with the Wind to Borat, via Deliverance, Dixie, the great muggy swath of the southeastern United States, from Washington DC to Texas, has a firm grip on the imagination of Americans and foreigners alike. To its detractors it is a terrifying and contemptible land full of racist rednecks, Bible-toting hypocrites and downtrodden blacks. To those of a more romantic disposition, and certainly to most of its inhabitants,...
  • Beyond food and toys, China struggles with its global reputation

    09/12/2007 9:03:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 299+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 09/12/07 | Peter Ford
    Beyond food and toys, China struggles with its global reputation From climate change to Darfur, public opinion polls reveal a global unease with the growing superpower. By Peter Ford | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Beijing As China prepares to celebrate its emergence as a global power at next year's Olympic Games, a rash of recent American and international opinion polls suggest that the Asian giant faces an uphill battle to convince the world it is worthy of its new status. And it is more than just a question of food or toys. Beijing's task is made harder,...
  • Washington diary: Land of ideas

    05/02/2007 4:40:40 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 320+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2007 | Matt Frei
    How many ideas has the US allowed to flourish that would otherwise have withered on the vine? I am happy to report to you that the Oxford Union, in its infinite wisdom, has allowed America to continue existing. After a raucous debate in front of a packed house, the motion - "this House regrets the Founding of America" - was overwhelmingly squashed. My colleague Jonah Goldberg, from the National Review, made a witty and punchy case for the birthright of America, lambasting the Union for a motion that "sounded like a bad joke". Peter Rodman, a former US assistant...
  • Anti-Americanism in Venezuela (Death to America: Part 2).

    04/20/2007 4:56:52 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 6 replies · 1,169+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, April 2, 2007 | Justin Webb
    For the second in a series of sceptical snapshots of the anti-American world, the BBC's Washington correspondent Justin Webb travelled to Caracas, the car-choked, sweltering capital of oil-rich Venezuela. Chavez is one of the ringleaders of the anti-American movement Why Caracas? Because at the moment it is the heart - the very epicentre - of Latin anti-Americanism. Venezuela is unusual, indeed unique. It is a Latin American nation which in recent years has become rich enough to have the power to tell the US to take a hike. And Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected leader, loses no opportunity to...
  • Australian imams 'to fight fires' (firefighters).

    03/22/2007 4:01:30 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 8 replies · 471+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 23, 2007 | n/a
    Some imams' recent comments have been deemed offensive Islamic clerics in Australia are being encouraged to volunteer as firemen and lifeguards, to improve the image of the Muslim community. The request came from Tom Zreika, president of the influential Lebanese Muslim Association, in a report set to be discussed by clerics this weekend. Mr Zreika said Muslims had become as unpopular as communists once were. He also said that any imams who felt they could not comply with Australian law should leave the country. As head of the largest Islamic organisation in Australia, Mr Zreika's views hold a lot...
  • Israel, Iran top 'negative list' (Same with USA and N. Korea--EU viewed among most positively).

    03/05/2007 7:41:00 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 16 replies · 509+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, March6, 2007 | Nick Childs
    This survey comes after an earlier poll in January A majority of people believe that Israel and Iran have a mainly negative influence in the world, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests. It shows that the two countries are closely followed by the United States and North Korea. The poll asked 28,000 in 27 countries to rate a dozen countries plus the European Union in terms of whether they have a positive or negative influence. Canada, Japan and the EU are viewed most positively in the survey. 'Traditional divides' In January, the BBC World Service revealed polling...
  • Man did not rescue child for fear of 'pervert' slur

    03/21/2006 6:38:34 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 184 replies · 4,959+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 3/21/06
    Man did not rescue child for fear of 'pervert' slur ALEX CORNELIUS A BRICKLAYER who passed a toddler walking alone in a village shortly before her fatal fall into a pond said yesterday he did not stop to help in case people thought he was trying to abduct her. Clive Peachey, from Cornwall, told an inquest jury in Stratford-upon-Avon that he had passed two-year-old girl, Abby Rae, in his van shortly after 10am on 28 November, 2002. This was just moments after the toddler disappeared from the Ready Teddy Go nursery in the Warwickshire village of Lower Brailes, according to...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...