Sepp Hasslberger: Need for Venture Science

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Science needs an overhaul. Research is not free, if it challenges mainstream theories. There is no money for it and no publication, so it just isn’t done, except on the very fringes.

The Need for Venture Science

Over the last few years, a growing chorus of insider critics have been exposing serious flaws in the ways that scientific research is funded and published, leading some to go so far as to say,”Science is broken.”

The dysfunctions they describe include:

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Aug 31

Angela Borozna: Western Media on Russia — Selective, Negative, and Wrong?

Angela Borozna

Angela Borozna

The evolution of the West’s negative narrative about Russia

The news on Russia became consistently negative after 2000. Positive developments inside Russia, or news regarding Russia’s positive international involvements, were ignored while the negative news received immediate attention.

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Aug 28

Mongoose: ISIS Intelligence Manipulated?

Mongoose

Mongoose

Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry.

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Aug 26

Mongoose: VICE – Spy Agencies are Like Old Porn

Mongoose

Mongoose

Aging porn stars….too funny.

Spy Agencies Are Like Old-School Porn — But That’s Changing

By Jennifer Peters at VICE.com

EXTRACT

The traditional intelligence agencies are a lot like the old-school porn industry: they’re still trying to make and sell porn like it’s 1979, even though a lot of what they’re selling is just hanging out online, free for anyone to download at their leisure. To stay relevant, they need to stop wasting money on producing material they or their customers can get for free and develop new ways to find, collect, and curate that sexy, sexy free intelligence information.

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Robert Steele’s complete answers (13 pages) below the fold.

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Aug 25