Archive 2018

Independent Journalist

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Citizen journalism is all about individuals collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information especially on the social websites.

This isn’t my definition, but that of Wikipedia.

As most of us know, our world is now a global village. Therefore, we all are reporters or citizen journalists using online platforms to inform the whole world what is happening around us.

Trained journalists now rely on the social media and citizen reporters to get advice on what is happening around the world.

These hints are downloaded and then processed in accordance with the journalism ethics and then sold back to the same members of the general public.

But, the reality is that hard copies of newspapers and magazines aren’t selling much these days. Online media platforms, forums, blogs, directories and the social media have taken over. This is good for humankind.

A citizen journalist can make a living from collecting and passing on of information, photos, tips and events for established newspapers, magazines, sites, blogs and forums for publication. This may or might be free.

This is because lots and lots of people out there benefit one way or the other from the conventional or the social media.

These persons could be researchers, safety specialists, housewives, business people, bankers, journalists, Raccoon Sounds, lecturer, online marketers, motivational speakers, sportsmen and women, etc..

We all need the right information at any point in time to make informed opinion and decisions. And it is the media that will help us here.

But, the social media isn’t regulated for now. Therefore, some information posted on the social websites aren’t processed. This is where our world leaders should arrive in.

Aside from the monetary benefits, citizen reporters will also experience a sense of satisfaction when they know that their contributions are helping to shape the world in order to make it a better place. This is immortal and goes beyond money.

I feel deep down that with time, the social media will fall in line and have the ability to regulate itself.

To a citizen reporter, there are lots of jobs out there for you and there are no limits to how much money you can make passing on tips, information and photographs to established media outfits, websites, blogs and forums for possible publications.

Is social media a good thing

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Social networking is a faceless community. Typically, you don’t see the man who enjoys your photos, resents your articles or even shares your thoughts. It’s just fun – they say. Let me say it is never fun if the recipient is scared to the center or if the post involves character assassination. This post is about how social media is being used to assassinate an individual’s character.

The risks and benefits of social media.

No doubt, social media has countless blessings attached to it. It offers you worldwide connectivity, hooks you up with people of shared interests, keeps you informed, and is a great marketing tool. But, It can be both brutal and destructive. It may be used to malign your name. It can be used to gossip and tear apart your own character. Needless to say- all of us are just a single step away from character murder. A single careless tweet, an innocent exposing post or a naive”like” can lead to untold distress.

The risks of gossip and rumors.

Rumors and gossip are words and words can never be taken back. Even if you get an apology, the rumor-monger will not go undoing their mess. Sorry does not heal the mutilated reputation of the victim. It’s like putting a nail through a piece of wood – even if the nail is removed, the hole still remains. Gossip hurts. Sometimes it hurts more than a slap or a punch. Negative words spoken about you may dog you for the rest of your life. Worse still, if they are all over the social media – so be careful what you talk about.

Be careful what you repost on social networking.

Even though it can be a good opportunity for business growth and media, it can also be vicious and treacherous. You should not be the bearer of gossip or slander. You should never repost any maligning, hurtful or character assassinating information. Never repost any racist or blackmailing post. This is my take in regards to what to send and what to avoid; do to others what you would love them to do to you. Always keep this in mind – what goes around, comes around.

Things you shouldn’t post on social media.

Yes, you need to hook up with old friends and get to know new ones. Is that the reason you need to share all your details? Be warned! Social media is a live wire that leaves and burns physical, emotional and mental scars to show for it. No matter your intentions, never share your current location, photographs of your family members labeled using their full names, telephone numbers and home address. Avoid sharing intimate things because they might come back to haunt you. It has a method of getting what you share, twist it and use it against you. By the way, that’s the way social media is being used to assassinate a person’s character.

Be cautious and wise and you will be safe. It takes years to construct a character. But, social networking can overtake it in a twinkling of an eye. This is my advice to you; when sharing information on social media don’t do it with your heart just – carry your head along.

Fighting Fake News

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It is all too often we read, watch and hear about information that shocks us to later discover it is fake. With social media news, whether or not it’s fake or real can spread worldwide in a matter of moments with lots of not finding out the facts until hours or days afterwards. The world wide web has been a terrific resource to lots of people, however when it comes to the fast paced sharing society online fake news may be detrimental to companies, individuals and even their careers but there are ways it can be reduced and finally stopped.

Social networking has made many people vulnerable to imitation news and can lead to communication issues. There are however ways for individuals using social networking websites to complain about information that’s discovered to be incorrect or out-of-date. Unfortunately these articles can nevertheless be shared even after they’ve been reported but until they have the ability to do so that they will be given a notification letting them understand the validity of the guide is being disputed.

Information which makes people feel uneasy is frequently avoided which is the reason why the validity of information is so often looked past. It is important to challenge information regardless of how it might appear to work on your benefit if you don’t have the proof to back up the claim. As opposed to ignoring information that appears to be untrue the best practice would be to report it so that it could be looked into properly. Even though you may not want to talk about it, others will and that’s how fake news is spread.

Start with a newsfeed analyst tool to create a graph of the friends you’ve got and how often their information appears on your newsfeed.

Have a look at the most recent election, it had been greatly misjudged by journalists because of the fact that they wanted to think it would work in their favor.

Without a filter bubble which prevents you from taking note of what others are saying if it does not agree with your beliefs it’s more beneficial to check whether the information is accurate. If it’s not then you can enjoy the fact you were correct, if not it may well change your viewpoint.

Viral fake news is usually utilised to damage someone or companies reputation and earn money before buying into stories on the internet or otherwise it’s always better to learn what the conflicting parties would need to gain by creating fake details.

Be constructive in how you share information and just share what you know to be true not what catches your attention. If everyone takes this strategy fake news might be a thing of the past.

Racial Self Hate

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If a person pays attention to the mainstream media and/or spends some time on various social networking sites, they could have come across at least one white person who blames their whole race for all the issues in the world. It’s then likely to be clear they are ashamed of the color of their skin and what their ancestors have allegedly done.

A Strange Affair

Alternatively, it may not have been possible for them to do so, and this might demonstrate they’ve been exposed to this sort of behaviour on a range of occasions. It’s then likely to be evident that this is an outlook that numerous white individuals have.

The Worst Race

What one can then do is to read up on what these self-hating white individuals have to say in their own race. Through doing so, they may discover that these people have numerous reasons as to why they think their race is the issue.

And while some of those reasons can seem to be well thought out, there may be others that could come across as being completely absurd.

1 Difference

If one was to research the news organisations which cover this subject, they may discover that there are particular sites and papers, for example, which stand out. It’s not that every news business is saying the same thing; it’s that there are particular ones that support this outlook.

There are then likely to be the news organisations that speak about it, but for different reasons. When these news organisations cover this subject, it will be to report on what somebody else has said.

Two Sides

It would then be normal for you to arrive at the conclusion that news businesses are anti-white, whilst others aren’t. Said another way, certain news sites are going to have an agenda, and their priority is then not likely to be to notify people.

This could be something that’s difficult for them to understand; particularly if they’ve trusted this source of information up until this point. Then again, there’s the chance they have known this for quite a while.

Another Factor

So while these people may have gone there to learn new abilities, this would not have been the one thing that took place; that is if this occurred in any respect.

Instead, this could have been a time when they were gradually indoctrinated to hate themselves, their ancestors as well as each other white person on Earth.

Confusion

Yet, even when a white man hates themselves, it does not imply that this will prevent them from having the ability to feel good. While can seem hard to believe, they will have another means to elevate themselves.

Because of what they think in their own race and how they behave as a consequence, they can wind up feeling morally superior.

Self-Righteous

For them to maintain their true feelings at bay, it’ll be vital for them to act in ways which will permit them to get positive comments from other self-hating white folks and people from different races that attribute their race to get just about everything. This is then like being in a cult, as you will have to constantly prove how loyal they are.

Through saying the correct things offline and online, they will validate the belief that their race is the issue, and this will enable them to get the acceptance that they desperately want. This can then show is they don’t possess a solid sense of self, and perhaps this was why they moved along with the’white men and women are the problem’ propaganda in the first location.

An Early Wound

Before they were subjected to what the press had to say or what they were told in university/college (that is when they moved ), they might have already felt unworthy.

Their poor sense of self would then have been propped up with their identity as someone who hates their particular race.

Born Again

It’s not going to matter whether one is religious or not, as it’s going to be as if they’ve been born again. Hating their own race will be a means for them to atone for what their race is performing and what they’ve done previously.

If they did feel unworthy to start with, this may signify that they were mistreated and/or failed during their early years.

Conclusion

If one race is held accountable for each and every problem on earth, it’s the best example of what happens when black and white thinking is used. Everyone on this planet is very likely to see life in this manner from time to time, but if this is the standard for someone it can demonstrate that something is wrong with their mind.

This isn’t to say that each white person who hates themselves has this disorder, but it’s highly possible that some of them do.

Tariff

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In the last year, there has seemed, to be, one issue, after another, which brought with them, true controversy! We have witnessed cultural, cultural differences, on topics, including, freedom of the press, health care/ medical insurance, immigration, taxation reform, etc, while, nearly every day, noticed, a continuing discussion, on what has been characterized, as the Russian Investigation. While the majority of these problems, have been mostly, divided, along political party lines, the latest issue, which is trade tariffs, has been amongst the most divisive! Despite the fact that, members of both parties, have either supported, President Trump’s approach, or opposed it, it is important to recognize, there’s no simple answer, and several underlying factors, to consider, both, in terms of being applicable / useful, and sustainable. This article will attempt to briefly examine, review, and discuss, 6 of them.

  1. Address unfair importing/ dumping: The issue of certain nations, using apparently, unfair methods, to take advantage, and dumping their products, at below – market rates, is not a new one. However, the issue, isn’t, black – and – white, but, rather many facets, and/ or effects, come into play. In today’s global market, many products utilize, goods, components, components, and labour, provided in a variety of parts of the world. In many cases, the so – called American firms, are actually less American, than the foreign ones! There has to be a fine – point, and an approach, which accounts, concept, with activities!
  2. Trade deficits: Among the reasons, voiced, by President Trump, for implementing tariffs on steel and aluminum, is putting America first, and reducing the trade deficits. However, this ignores certain complexities, including the ramifications. These include the high risk of retaliation by foreign nations, in terms of importing American products, and possible, industries, at – risk, include, bourbon, denim jeans, etc.. Most tariff – fans, even, concur, it is important, for them to be selective, in order to have the most desired results.

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  1. Fortunately, or unfortunately, it’s unrealistic, to confront the reality, today’s world, is just one of globalism, and we can’t, nor should we, strive to become isolationists! Rather than denying reality. Would not it make more sense, to ensure we’re ready, to lead, in this world!
  2. Often contributes to higher prices: When tariffs are levied on items, such as aluminum, the result, includes increasing costs of manufacturing beers and sodas (in aluminum cans), in addition to affecting production costs for companies, such as Boeing (because airplane exteriors are largely, made of aluminum), and automobiles. Why create raising prices, and risk inflation, hurting consumers and producers, merely to flex America’s so – calledmuscle?
  3. International goodwill: Australia asserts, President Trump promised, there would be no imposed tariffs, on steel, and, wouldn’t you believe, they would feel, now, they can’t trust this guy, or our state? Do not we want, more goodwill, as opposed to polarizing?

The issues related to tariffs, are complex and challenging! This shouldn’t besomething, done, based on anger and/ or reflex, but, instead, a well – intended, ramifications – considered, concept and approach!

The Space Force

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Sure, you like to see it in the movies with a tub of popcorn and a cola. These days sitting in your living room in front of your big screen flat panel with chicken wings and some beer is how viewing pleasure is attained after it is burnt out on the big theater screen and head to home video disk. Some people who crave subscribe to pay for opinion if they can afford it to feel the sensation of what they can not do themselves. Ever since Buck Rodgers who was born in 1928 and Robbie the Robot in the 1956 some people just can’t do without it.

Of course I am talking science fiction space amusement. I personally think”Starship Troopers” was not given enough popularity even though all of the many films produced were popular. I haven’t seen any of the ancient”Buck Rodgers” films but I did watch the 1956″Forbidden Planet” film with Robbie The Robot a few times. Both these films”Starship Troopers” and”Forbidden Planet” were excellent for me along with the Star Trek and Star Wars T.V. and films that did achieve fame beyond just being hot.

New energy sources by the 1956″Forbidden Planet” hyperdrive movie was the precursor for the 1960’s Star Trek”Dilithium Crystals” star boat power supply which developed into the Warp Drive dream technology really fuels our imagination as to what will be when the United States does actually develop energy that will drive massive space machines into the edges of an infinite universe beyond the now nuclear energy. The beginning of the”Space Force” will probably be rocket fuel until they have the ability to produce a nuclear powered space vessel to cruise the space beyond earth.

No matter for what reason Donald Trump is trying to produce the start of the future”Space Force” it will be the beginning of the building of a real life”Star Trek” and”Star Wars” that will no longer be an idea on a film and television screen. Little boys and little girls don’t dream any longer about joining the”Space Force” in a fantasy but now they can actually dream about how they will train to get on and join the”Space Force” team of reality. Adults that grew up with space movies and a dream of what they could never realize will grow their children and grand kids into being part of a reality that wasn’t around in their time.

Global water shortage

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Webster defined drought as a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water. The world today is confronted with the fact that lots of countries around the globe have wasted their natural resource of fresh water to the point that quite critical shortages are already happening. What’s amazing though is that the Earth provides all living things with abundant amounts of rainfall and snow to survive. The logistics of fresh water transport to regions that are faced with dire shortages is hampered by monetary constraints that always thwart those areas from getting relief form their water shortages.

Whether it’s greed, the inhumanity of man or just plain ignorance are the main reasons why millions of people are now facing acute shortages of fresh clean water. It’s very apparent to see that abundant fresh available water is the first primary requirement for all other projects. Without abundant accessible fresh water any future growth whether it is new construction for homes or businesses or for agriculture will end up in failure. What is a big factor of the contributor to global water shortages is because of mans gluttony of the consumption of fossil fuels for the last 100 years. This disaster is happening right now in regions in the Mid East and will disperse through-out the planet if we don’t utilize the technologies which are now available to usher in an age of progress to eliminate the enormous consumption of fossil fuel sources. In addition, we have to coordinate global initiatives to end drought conditions which are already happening around the world.

In Egypt due to the lack of sufficient infrastructure to trap rain run offs the current days of heavy rain and subsequent flooding swept tons of dirt and other containments in the Nile. The Nile is the main fresh water supplier for all of Egypt now has been deluged with slit and sewage forcing the closures of nearly all of their water treatment centers. This is only a sample of the monumental task of securing abundant fresh water for Egypt. The situation is dire for other Mid Eastern countries as well.

The United States is not immune to the lack of fresh clean water either. Flint Michigan is a normal example of man’s carelessness in not supplying fresh water to the people of Flint, Michigan. Coastal regions like Florida also have insufficient measures in place to provide fresh water for the growing population. And, what ever rain drops the rain run off goes directly to the Atlantic or to the Gulf of Mexico. With so much emphasis on the recent Dakota oil pipe line at which so much media attention is focused we ought to be really focusing on water transport instead of oil. Man can live quite well without oil but cannot live long without fresh water.

We should remember that before modern times the Incas were able to sustain their culture over the rain line by collecting dew and directing it to cisterns for later distribution. Historical records indicate the usage of water-collecting fog fences. These traditional methods have been fully passive, requiring no external energy source aside from naturally occurring temperatures. We have already developed water technologies far superior to what the Incas deployed. There should be no reason why anyone anywhere around the world should have to suffer due to the lack of accessible fresh water. And yet wars are continually being fought for water rights. Now, the increasing costs associated with the absence of potable fresh water have put humanity on the very brink of a catastrophe that if not immediately addressed will add to the installation of a catastrophe of epic proportions which will soon explode on a global scale.

Yet, it continues to be the greed of man whether it is for corporate profits, political gain, or the capability to control populations the available technologies that would greatly decrease the global tensions because of the absence of fresh available potable water are retained from ever reaching the places that benefit the most. When you have water businesses using free solar power to harness enough fresh water right form the atmosphere but purposely maintain that technology cost prohibitive only further exasperates water shortages. The need is crucial that to defuse a ticking time bomb as a result of lack of fresh potable water these technologies must be made available to regions and countries which are most vulnerable to suffering as a result of the lack of fresh water. In the end water companies will become more rewarding and global suffering of populations will facilitate. All because now they will have available fresh water without needing to fight for water rights.

Globalization

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Globalization is the trend of investment funds and companies to move beyond national and domestic markets into other markets around the world, thereby increasing the interconnection of the planet. Globalization has had the effect of increasing global trade and cultural exchange.

Proponents of globalization say that it assists developing countries catch up to industrialized countries much quicker through improved employment and technological improvements; critics of globalization say that it disturbs national sovereignty and allows rich nations to send domestic jobs overseas where labor is significantly cheaper.

Globalization can be used to describe the recent integration of national markets, businesses, cultures and government policies around the world. This integration has happened through increases from the technical skills and efficiency of world commerce, communication and transport. Mostly, globalization refers to the economic integration of the international markets, but it’s also utilized to refer to the socio-cultural integration that’s been caused by the growth of the net.

Public policy and technology are the two primary driving factors behind current globalization. Recent implementations of government policy, both nationally and internationally, have opened economic boundaries for countries throughout the world. Over the last twenty years, world governments have incorporated a free-market financial system into fiscal policies, monetary policies and trade agreements. This evolution of financial systems has sparked national production capacity and opened nations to increased financial opportunities overseas. World governments now concentrate on decreasing barriers to trade and actively promote global commerce concerning investments, goods and services.

Technology has also been a significant reason behind its growth in globalization. Advancements in information technology (IT) and the flow of data across boundaries have enabled individuals to take charge of their financial lives. Technology has helped people become more educated about economic trends and enables people to move financial assets and take advantage of investment opportunities. Technology has increased the capacity to communicate globally, closing the gap between different cultures.

At first glance, globalization is an wonderful development. People who don’t believe in globalization, however, cite the fact that it’s benefited corporations in the Western world in the damage of developing economies, cultures and individuals. These critics actively work to strengthen domestic markets at the cost of free trade.

5 Pros of Waste Management

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Therefore, it’s paramount that we buck up and get serious about managing our growing amount of waste safely and efficiently. *

For companies generating industrial waste, the pros far outweigh the cons when it comes to pairing with a specialist waste management team to collect and dispose of hazardous waste and chemical substances properly. Here we’ll look in detail at the benefits of employing a professional kiwi waste management services.

  1. You are helping to keep New Zealand’s environment clean and fresh.

This should be your top priority for a business; to look after our beautiful environment and protect the well-being of your workers, family and future generations. By employing a professional group of waste disposers, you’re reducing the risk of disease amongst workers, making a pleasant atmosphere to work in and ensuring that your waste is taken care of fully following legal requirements as well as assuring you your waste was removed in an environmentally friendly way.

Not only will this give you great satisfaction knowing that you and your business are doing your part to protect the environment, it will also provide your business an excellent reputation. Kiwi businesses that use a professional waste management firm are highly regarded by clients, clients and competition alike.

  1. You are encouraging eco-friendly growth.

By engaging with a quality waste management team, you’re saying yes to reducing and recycling.

Much of our industrial waste may be re-used or recycled so it’s important that we acknowledge this and let a trusted kiwi waste management service to collect our waste and assess the most energy saving and eco-friendly way to deal with it.

  1. You’re reducing pollution.

As already stated, if waste is dealt with properly it not only eradicates the physicality of the waste, but it significantly reduces the quantity of greenhouse gases being produced. Carbon dioxide and methane are common gases secreted by industrial waste and can be deadly. Allow a qualified waste management professional to look after your hazardous waste.

Further to removing toxic waste pollution, by using a waste management assistance, the use of landfills and incinerators will fall that will in turn further decrease harmful vapours damaging our environment.

  1. You will improve your profits.

Employing a waste management company can’t only save you money, it can also make you money. By allowing a particular New Zealand company to handle your waste for you, you are actual saving precious time, resources and ultimately – money. A fantastic waste management firm will also offer you training programs and tips on how to reduce, re-use and recycle your waste; saving you money. Some companies will even pay you to your waste!

Take the time to familiarize yourself with waste things and encourage your workers to do the same.

  1. You’re creating employment opportunities.

In the current job climate, this is music to a lot of kiwis’ ears. The waste industry requires a enormous amount of employees, and New Zealand is no different.

If you make an agreement with your waste management assistance, you’re providing new jobs and new opportunities for the people of New Zealand whilst producing a great environmentally friendly statement.

*Don’t forget to do your homework and assess whether you are supporting a REAL kiwi owned and operated waste management firm. With so many overseas business’s flood the market, it is important to support local companies.

The professionals of employing a professional waste management service are plenty. Which company will you hire?

African Environmentalism

Africa, Namibia, Landscape, Dry, Heiss

The environment is seen as having a spiritual dimension that extends beyond its physical prognosis in Africa. This may issue from their profound sense of appreciation for the several services made by the environment and its resources in their daily life tasks. To the African, a greater soul is always responsible for any great deed that’s extended to him/her. Thus, when s/he openly gets help to cater to his/her greatest needs of life like food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and recreation amongst others, s/he attaches spiritual value to its providers that are the environment and its resources.

The Africans don’t worship the surroundings as they would worship the maximum spirit who’s in the apex of the belief systems, the Supreme Deity. But they treat the environment and its resources with profound awe and respect. They believe it is the Supreme Deity which has given these natural things from the environment as habitats for some soul beings sent as messengers to aid the human family in their dire conditions. This belief is often known as Animism. Concerning great storms, the woods function as wind holders to protect them from the anger of the storms. The leaves, stem, barks, and roots give them medicine to heal their ailments while the fruits provide them food. To the native African, the goods and services provided him/her by the plants, rivers and other items from the environment are the handiworks of the soul residing in them. Thus, it would be improper, or an act of disrespect and lack of appreciation to wantonly destroy these terrific resources which have served them and pivoted their lifetime presence.

Out of terrific appreciation, they treat the earth and its natural resources with the best care and gentility. The rivers and water bodies aren’t defiled whatsoever whether by bathing in them, tainting its purity with menstruation blood, drowning somebody dead inside, urinating or defecating in them or even using poisonous substances to fish in them. The water bodies have been seen as having souls residing in them and these spirits will be incensed and vouch their anger about offenders of those environmental malfeasances. This maintains the purity of the river bodies and the sustainable source of its anthropogenic and environmental services. The rich abundance of biodiversity and their conservation in many areas in Africa is as a consequence of the religiosity perspective of the surroundings by the native African.

Because of the influx of Western religion and schooling in addition to globalization, many Africans that are affected by these external factors, especially the youth, have dulled the elevated sense of spiritual values for the environment. This is adversely affecting the conservation and sustainability of their natural resources in the environment. However, in local communities in which this religiosity view of this surroundings remains high, the biodiversity resources are still intact and in their pristine state. Hence, the environmental agencies and ministries in Africa must permit the standard councils to function in full abilities to apply these cultural beliefs which protect the environment. They can achieve so by setting a legislation to beef up their powers to sanction offenders who participate in environmentally friendly activities which are seen as defying the sanctity and purity of their environment. Also, assistance concerning logistics to maintain and propagate this belief in animism has to be provided to help in the upkeep of the buoyancy of their environment and its essential resources.