You may, or may not know, that the media lies. Quick, look surprised!
An inaction to report a story because of a political affiliation or some other such nonsense, falls under the 'lying' clause, in my book. The media has turned into one more of several wings (how many wings this thing needs is nauseating) of the leviathan state. In fact, if you look back through history, this is no new thing. Propaganda is exactly what the media is intended for in this day and age. Excuse me while I attempt to muster up some surprise.
It behooves us to seek out the truth of things. If you take the old saying, "Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well (T. Roosevelt)." and apply it to getting truth, then you see the dilemma with media. Easy ain't always good, hoss. We can't expect them to bring us the truth on a silver platter with some Fillet Mignon whilst sitting on our collective asses and expect quality.
Which is why I've done my research on many things and have come to the conclusion that, well, we're being lied to. So I've compiled a small list of places I go, daily, to get my news. Now, remember, blogs aren't news, necessarily, but viewpoints differ, and some are smarter than others.
http://www.strike-the-root.com/ Libertarian to the core.
http://www.urbansurvival.com Financial news+rickety time machine+awesome daily links = Awesome daily read from a guy who knows what he's talking about.
http://www.dailyreckoning.com/ Another financial site with good commentary. Very Good.
http://www.321gold.com/ Financial news and commentary. Also quite good.
http://www.alanskitchen.com/SANDWICH/ Because you should never read news without a good sammich!
http://www.lewrockwell.com/ Great site, lots of commentary. Libertarian to the core.
http://www.dailypaul.com/ Who doesn't like Ron Paul?
http://www.infowars.com/ Now... Alex Jones might be a nutjob sometimes, there's still good news to be had if you hunt.
A catchall of news drops can he found here.
That's just a sample of the news sources I view everyday. Next, I'll Put some links that pertain to topics I follow which aren't necessarily news, but may have news in them, which is a bonus, because we all like 2 for 1.
http://www.awrm.org/ A Well Regulated Militia... A good site for references and talking to like-minded people. There are some there that rub you the wrong way, but that's life, so get over it.
http://www.survivaltopics.com/ A good site with all kinds of wilderness survival techniques in there. They also have forums to discuss said techniques, and other things not related.
http://www.wilderness-survival.net/ Another good site with lots of interesting survival topics.
http://www.survivalblog.com/ This site is great, Rawles wrote a few books, you know. I've heard they're good, but have yet to pick them up. plus, the Glossary is abound with all of those vague acronyms we all love and use, and the definitions.
http://www.stevequayle.com/index1.html There's some off the wall stuff here, but again, you have to sift through it and you'll find some good news and info.
That's it, for now. If you'd like to add one, write it in the comments section, and I'll post it. I love new sites.
Long Days and Pleasant Nights.