New research finds chimpanzees follow Creative CommonsIf one were to play psychiatrist to the natural world, most human beings would be committed for our certifiable obsession with other peoples' behavior. We compulsively examine, study, appraise, size up, and scope out what those around us are doing and then gossip with others about what we've seen or heard. New ideas or behaviors are especially compelling and will often have cultural critics discussing them at length, whether they're tribal elders or the United States Congress. Given this equal opportunity scrutiny, why is it then that only some individuals and not others become cultural innovators, serving as models for our own behavior? For example, when Benjamin Franklin adorned his rustic fur cap in France or when Tupac Shakur wore his baggy jeans on stage, they inspired widespread cultural trends that made their mark on history (by contrast, notice how few people copied Henry David Thoreau's … [Read more...] about Prestigious Chimps and the Emergence of Cultural Innovation
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by: Lance D Johnson Tags: accountability, Android, anti-competition, Big Tech, corruption, First Amendment, free speech, Glitch, Google, Google censorship, information control, manipulation, political bias, political influence, search engine, tech giants, technocrats, Tyranny, YouTube (Natural News) Every year, nearly half the world’s population uses Google. According to Internet Live Stats, Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second. In that same second, internet users view over 76,000 YouTube videos, a streaming service designed by Google. Across the globe there are now over two billion active android devices, a mobile operating system designed by Google. Google uses these services to track users and collect information about them. It’s now reality: Google has monopoly power over the flow of information. Google has control over the dissemination and manipulation of information around the world. Google algorithms can either … [Read more...] about Google admits in court documents that it believes free speech is “disastrous” for society
By Tanveer Khadim Published: November 2, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The main subject resonates well with Pakistan’s daily life where female domestic helpers are a significant part of every household. Although still struggling, Pakistan’s cinema has started pulling filmgoers to cinema houses and making waves in the international film market. By taking baby steps to reshape the film industry, local filmmakers are working hard to capture the beauty of life on screen, to transform the portrayal of their motherland through persuasive storytelling, and to foster national identity and pride that hasn’t been experienced for a long time. In this regard, Pakistan’s indie filmmaking scene gives the impression of being more rousing and vivacious than ever, with new storytellers along with unrivalled concepts surfacing the cinematic galaxy. These avantgarde indie movies are not only audacious in nature but also engaging, and one such film ready to be … [Read more...] about With an unconventional kinship and a path of self-discovery, will Pinky Memsaab shatter Pakistan’s ‘maid culture’?
CULTURE minister Tracey Crouch has QUIT as a minister today over delays to shake-up fixed-odds betting terminals - in a fresh blow to Theresa May. She said this evening she had "great sadness" at having to resign from her job because of "registered interests" delaying the policy to cut the max stake in fixed-odd betting machines from £100 to £2. The MP for Chatham and Aylesbury said on Twitter: "Politicians come and go but principles stay with us forever." In her resignation letter she lashed out at the delays to the new policy, saying two people die every day due to addictive gambling and she simply couldn't support any delays. Ms Crouch said to the PM: "This delay is unjustifiable... there is no reason why implementation cannot come in sooner than October". She went on: "It is a fact of Government that ministers cannot disagree with policy, let alone when it is policy made against your wishes relating to your own portfolio... "I hope you understand my position and … [Read more...] about Culture minister Tracey Crouch QUITS and blasts Theresa May over delays to curbing fixed-odds betting to £2 a spin
CULTURE minister Tracey Crouch is said to have QUIT as a minister today over delays to shake-up fixed-odds betting terminals - in a fresh blow to Theresa May. Reports claimed she was furious over the news that the max stake was to be cut from £100 to £2 next October, rather than April as expected. The MP for Chatham and Aylesbury told Tory MPs this evening that she'd quit her role as sports, loneliness and civil society minister. Labour's Tom Watson said she had taken a "courageous and principles decision" and had "poured her heart and soul into a significant review of these destructive machines". Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith said he was "desperately sorry" she'd left the Government. He told Sky News: "There is support from all sides of the House on this... They want it to happen and at the earliest opportunity. We need to place humans above money." Just hours before she quit Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright had said she was "doing an outstanding job as minister for sports … [Read more...] about Culture minister Tracey Crouch ‘QUITS over delays to curbing fixed-odds betting to £2 a spin’