Never, ever, did I ever think I would be. I could be, now.
This scares me, in two ways:
- How can public opinion be so malleable?
- How can different reporters draw such different conclusions from the same research?
(1) Never underestimate the enemy
(2) The persuasive power of honesty
In all candor, after the mid-terms I gained a lot of respect for Nancy Pelosi and lost a lot of respect for Elijah Cummings. Continue reading Elijah Cummings
09/25/17: The most clear-cut case ever of North Korea’s decades-old practice of (a) accusing the U.S. of some provocation that never happened, as (b) pretext for escalating their own belligerence.
10/11/17: North Korea appears now to have backed down from that stand. They appear merely to have completely misconstrued a Trump tweet. Other reports have indicated they find Trump’s tweets totally baffling and are energetically seeking help to make sense of them.
Which may make them no different from any of the rest of us.
(1) He’s in for, in the words of the Led Zepplin classic, a “whole lotta love.”
(2) The AP seriously misstates the situation, in saying this scandal may have destroyed Hilary’s candidacy. It did no such thing. For the first time ever, I am left to wonder how much such baseless assertions in the media affect our thinking.
Stereotypes have basis in fact.
The fate of pink slime
The taco beef they gave us the other night was ground extremely fine, which led me to recall this case and wonder whatever had become of it.
This boils down to the power of a pejorative term — or slur.
News about honeybees
Well, I hope you enjoy the video and find it informative. I can’t watch it. I’ll have to find a text story somewhere to find out what it says.
“During the interview with Cernovich, the 60 Minutes team realized that the very definitions of words like ‘true’ and ‘false’ were not agreed upon by everyone in the room.”
(Originally posted 11/11/13.)
Something struck me in the TV footage of this 11/04/13 demonstration, perhaps given the fact that it’s a challenge for me to buy coffee at McDonald’s.
This was not spontaneous. There was some big money behind it. Someone paid for the big effigies/pictures of Obama; for the American flags that got burned; for the signs, including a mural that read “Down with America” in English. Someone organized the presence of the tens of thousands; someone called them out, saying be at this place at this time.
What does this say about demonstrations we see in this country?
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