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by DYLAN GWINN
28 Jan 2018
The NFL’s apparent campaign to use anthem protests and anthem protests to turn themselves into the most polarizing brand in America, continues unabated.
The proof of that success came this week in a Morning Consult survey of most polarizing brands in America in 2018. While the NFL did not seize the top spot in this infamous list, it ranked a whole lot higher than any sports league ever should.
Of the 29 brands on the list, the NFL ranked as the 6th least polarizing. The brands rated more polarizing than the NFL, in order, were: Trump Hotels, CNN. Fox News, NBC News, and the New York Times. The NFL tied with MSNBC for the 6th most polarizing brand.
Do not adjust your screens, you read that right: People find the NFL just as polarizing as Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews.
The five brands ranked just behind, meaning people find them less polarizing than the NFL, were: ABC News, CBS News, the Washington Post, Fox Business, and BET. The next least polarizing sports brand on the list was the NBA, which came in tied at 19 with Comedy Central. Followed by NASCAR, which came in tied (more…)
Rag Radio political analyst Glenn Smith joins host Thorne Dreyer in trying to make some sense out of the cascading events on the U.S. political scene. (Listen to Glenn’s many other visits to Rag Radio here.) Smith and Dreyer discuss the Democratic grassroots momentum following the November 7, 2017, sweep in Virginia and throughout the […]Source: RAG RADIO: Glenn Smith and Thorne Dreyer Survey the Political Scene – Veterans Today
An armed conflict between NATO and Russia is seen as top risk for 2017 according to a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) survey.
Earlier this year a Top NATO General warned an outbreak of war between Russia and NATO is highly likely within a year.
A military confrontation between NATO and Russia will most certainly escalate to World War 3.
The survey was conducted by foreign policy experts, who were asked to rank possible conflicts based on their likelihood of occurring or escalating.
A Eurobarometer survey has shown alarming tendencies in attitudes towards sex without consent, with about 27 percent of respondents across the EU saying sex without consent is justifiable.
Most respondents cite reasons like being drunk or on drugs (12 percent), agreeing to go home with someone (11 percent), wearing revealing clothes, or not clearly saying no or physically fighting back (both 10 percent).
Sorted by country, those surveyed in Romania and Hungary tended to be the most likely to say each situation could justify sex without consent, while respondents in Sweden and Spain were among the least likely to say so.
Moreover, more than 40 percent of respondents in the EU believe that harassing women in the street by making sexually offensive jokes should not be illegal, with nine percent in Slovenia and eight percent each in Austria, Germany, and Lithuania saying it is not even wrong.
A recent survey found that over 54% of Americans do not believe the official government narrative of September 11th.
The establishment has long used the term “conspiracy theory” to discredit any idea in the public sphere that has anti-establishment leanings or runs counter to the government’s narrative regarding an event or situation. In 1967, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wrote a dispatch which coined the term to discredit those Americans who were not content with the findings of the Warren Commission following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The dispatch, which was obtained by the New York Times in 1976, was part of the CIA’s Clandestine Services (CS) unit and was classified as “psychological operations.” The document also lays out the exact arguments used by the establishment for years to discredit certain theories such as: claiming that eyewitness testimony is unreliable, claiming that it’s irresponsible to speculate, claiming its impossible for so many people to keep quiet about large conspiracies, claiming conspiracy theorists are politically or financially motivated in the promotion (more…)
The separation of church and state is supposedly one of the cornerstones of the First Amendment. Yet nearly a third of black Protestants have heard pastors preaching in favor of Hillary Clinton, while the same number heard remarks against Donald Trump.TrendsUS Elections 2016
A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that worshippers are hearing political speech from the pulpit ‒ something that has been illegal for more than 60 years. Of the 40 percent of Americans who attended religious services within the last few months (through the beginning of July), nearly two-thirds (64 percent) reported that religious leaders had spoken out on at least one political topic, such as religious liberty, homosexuality, abortion, immigration, environmental issues and economic inequality. Almost half (46 percent) said their clergy members had discussed multiple issues from the dais.
Nearly half (49 percent) of recent service attendees said their clergy rarely or never speak about social and political issues from the pulpit.
While only 14 percent of recent churchgoers said their clergy had spoken directly for or against a specific (more…)