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Jennifer Aniston Just Called Out The Mainstream Media In A Powerful Way

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Since establishing a secure place in our living rooms and hearts throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Jennifer Aniston — best known as Rachel from Friends — has experienced everything that comes with being an A-list Hollywood star.

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From the glamour of the red carpet and awards ceremonies to the often demeaning gossip and candid photos in tabloids, she has been through it all. But with paparazzi perpetually staked outside of her home, looking to capture anything they can create a sellable headline around, Jennifer decided to take the media to them.

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Through The Huffington Post, Jennifer wrote and released a personal blog titled “For The Record,” which voices her frustrations and calls out the media for much of the nonsense it consistently perpetuates.

She begins the piece by openly stating that she is not pregnant, despite the constant speculation and scrutiny of her body across several pop culture outlets. But she takes that simple answer a lot further by calling out the sexism inherent in this obsession with her body and the bodies of other female celebrities.

“The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty.”

– Jennifer Aniston, “For The Record

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She powerfully notes that not only is the media pushing these unrealistic ideals onto women of all ages, but that we as a society allow it to continue by buying into and believing it.

The less we allow ourselves to be consumed by the grabby headlines that really have no bearing over our lives or the well-being of humanity, the less inclined these media outlets will be to produce them. We need to remember that the world of pop culture and entertainment is a business, and that business, like all others, will only produce what we as the masses willingly consume.

Another powerful subject that Jennifer addresses is the sheer amount of truly newsworthy events that have taken place over the timeframe where instead so many resources have been spent tracking her “boring” life.

“In this last boring news cycle about my personal life there have been mass shootings, wildfires, major decisions by the Supreme Court, an upcoming election, and any number of more newsworthy issues that ‘journalists’ could dedicate their resources towards.”

– Jennifer Aniston, “For The Record

I’m ecstatic to see Jennifer shed light on this issue, since my own involvement in the media has shown me firsthand how many important events around the world get overshadowed by celebrity gossip and other trivial topics. We at Collective Evolution can often feel alone covering fundamental events, stories, and topics that so many other powerful outlets completely neglect — although admittedly some of it is edgier than most would dare delve into.

Regardless, I don’t think anyone can make a convincing argument for the importance or relevance in us identifying whether or not Jennifer Aniston or any other celebrity is pregnant, getting divorced, or going through any other ordinary life matter. It’s time to make the media a powerful tool to inform and educate the masses rather than having it distract them with meaningless headlines and suggestive images.

Jennifer concludes the piece by identifying the impact that many of these seemingly frivolous headlines can have on both the readers and their subjects. Rather than buying into them, she reminds us all that we determine what truly is beautiful and a part of our personal “happily ever after.”

Since releasing the piece on July 12th, Jennifer has received an abundance of support from other celebrity figures across the various social media outlets. Olivia Wilde, Nikki Reed, Jason Bateman, and Margaret Cho were among many others who openly stood behind the bold and empowering piece.

However it hasn’t been without scrutiny, as British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan openly criticized the blog through a piece published by the Daily Mail. While Piers makes a number of noteworthy arguments, I personally still stand on Jennifer’s side and appreciate her taking the time to voice her opinion.

For however long we continue to live in this celebrity-obsessed world, I think it is essential that more of them stand up and build awareness around personal and global issues, since the world undoubtedly listens.

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Read the full “For The Record” blog on The Huffington Post HERE.

What are your thoughts on the piece? Do you support Jennifer’s decision to publish this? Or do you prefer Piers’ take? Let us know via the comment section below.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/for-the-record_us_57855586e4b03fc3ee4e626f

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/celebrities-react-to-jennifer-anistons-powerful-open-letter_us_57864a79e4b0867123df03c0

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3688255/PIERS-MORGAN-dear-Jennifer-fed-having-body-judged-stop-trying-make-look-Photoshop-perfect-magazine-covers.html

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Attention Readers: We’ve Moved Our Journalism To The Pulse

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

You can follow The Pulse on Telegram, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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