TheGrowler
Why we are here - Old-School Journalism is dead, long live the New School! - MORE
A little about us... -

THE GROWLER: a years late followup to some heated discussions about the future of journalism ...

which led to a process diagram sketched on the back of an envelope that was promptly ignored for years.

During the decade that followed, journalism went into a tailspin and is now, effectively, neutered at the traditional point of origin, Main Stream Media, who are now too beholding to the entities they should report on that even the pretense of speaking truth to power is gone.

Then a media echo chamber of silliness on all sides effectively cauterized a Democratic-leaning populace into a zombie-like apathy at the polls.

Since then things have only gotten worse as no side substantively interacts with the brainstems of the American populace.

Not only must objective critical analysis occur (whether or not we call it journalism), that work needs to be given a fertile and sustainable soil from which to spring.

The Growler is that soil.

Read on to see what we want to become.

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grrrr - making waves everywhere
Everywhere a GROWLER -

We chose the name theGrowler from our remembrances of the our long-since left this mortal coil pet Alaskan Malamute, Attu, named after the western-most Aleutian island.

Attu took great pleasure in growling when she sensed danger.

That being said, here are some links to growlers and some discussion tabs.

MUSIC - The Growlers - http://thegrowlers.com/

BEER - The Growler Guys - https://www.thegrowlerguys.com


Old Guard still standing ...

    NEW YORK TIMES
  • --The New New World: As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain
  • --Google Restricts Huawei’s Access to Android After Trump Order
  • --Australia’s China Challenge
    LA TIMES
  • --Starting today, Bangladesh will ban fishing off its coast for 65 days every year, to try and boost d
  • --Comedian Inaugurated as Ukraine’s New President Immediately Disbands Parliament
  • --Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls are trafficked and sold into the sex trade in Chin
    BBC
  • --Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not end Iran - Zarif
  • --Huawei's use of Android restricted by Google
  • --Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian-president calls snap election
    NPR
  • --Ford Slashes 10% Of Its Global Salaried Workforce
  • --Ukraine's Comedian President Takes Office, Says He's Dissolving Parliament
  • --Slowdown Highlights Vulnerable Chinese Economy In Midst Of A Trade War

Indie news of note ...

    SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC PRESS
  • --California Attorney General Plans Few Privacy Law Enforcement Actions, Telling Consumers to Take Vio
  • --S.F. Report: Benefits of Buying PG&E’s Grid Outweigh Costs, Risks
  • --Justice Dept. Responds to Public Press Request for Mueller Report on Trump
    CITY LIMITS
  • --Opinion: After Amazon, in Defense of the Tax Breaks that Make NYC Work
  • --Doubts on the Details of the City’s Bushwick Rezoning Proposal
  • --Opinion: Stop Pitting Home-Care Workers Against Employers
    CHICAGO REPORTER
  • --Charging asylum application fees is the latest way the US could make immigrants pay for its red tape
  • --The US white majority will soon disappear forever
  • --Rahm Emanuel tries his hand at fiction. And the media is buying it.
    CITY LAB
  • --Boston is an I. M. Pei City
  • --The Dangerous Standoff Between Uber and Buenos Aires
  • --Navigator: Human Archipelago

Science feeds of note ...

    POPULAR SCIENCE
  • --Will Earth’s shifting magnetic poles push the Northern Lights too?
  • --The best digital picture frames
  • --Techathlon podcast: 1997’s hottest tech, surprising air-travel stats, the zombie in your computer
    SCIENCE NEWS
  • --These are the top 10 landmarks in the history of making measurements
  • --The kilogram just got a revamp. A unit of time might be next
  • --This early sauropod went from walking on four legs to two as it grew
    SPACE.COM
  • --Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day
  • --Best Kids' Space Books
  • --Best Space Books and Sci-Fi for 2019
    SLASHDOT
  • --Sony's Deal With Microsoft Blindsided Its Own PlayStation Team
  • --Ford Will Cut 7,000 White-Collar Jobs
  • --FCC Chairman Backs T-Mobile, Sprint Merger With New Conditions

Evolution feeds of note ...

    NYTIMES:EVOLUTION
  • --The Benevolent Power of Other People
  • --Why Is This Ostrich Wearing an Extra Set of Wings?
  • --Fossils Are Filling Out the Human Family Tree
    FRONTIERS IN
  • --Phenotypic Plasticity, Developmental Instability, and Robustness: The Concepts and How They Are Conn
  • --The Synarcual of the Little Skate, Leucoraja erinacea: Novel Development Among the Vertebrates
  • --How the Devil Ray Got Its Horns: The Evolution and Development of Cephalic Lobes in Myliobatid Sting
    EVOLUTION INSTITUTE
  • --How to Eliminate Going to the Dentist
  • --Group Selection in Every Way Except Using the Words: A Critique of “The Goodness Paradox” by Richard
  • --Mismatch Between Our Biologically Evolved Educative Instincts and Culturally Evolved Schools
    NATURE.COM
  • --Did foragers enjoy more free time?
  • --Engagement in agricultural work is associated with reduced leisure time among Agta hunter-gatherers
  • --Increased response to sequential infections of honeybee, Apis mellifera scutellata, colonies by soci

Espresso feeds of note ...

    REDDIT COFFEE
  • --Got my first coffee maker with a timer and it may actually turn me into a morning person...
  • --Just tried paper filter in moka pot- why havent I tried this sooner???
  • --Revisiting James Hoffmann's French press technique and some rendom thoughts
    SPRUDGE
  • --A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Cincinnati
  • --They Are Putting Coffee Shops In Airport Cellphone Parking Lots Now
  • --Sara Frinak: The Sprudge Twenty Interview
    COFFEETOGRAPHER
  • --photo essay.: Rose Park Coffee Roasters on Pine, Long Beach, CA.
  • --sustainability.: Paper is as Paper Does, A Look at Aardvark Straws with Cafè Demitasse.
  • --culture cooler.: Aboard Chanel’s Cruise Cafè, A Stan to Stan, Kith/Kin’s James Beard Award and Coffe