Scary Media Stuff

My hubby found this TED Talk a few days ago. He sent me the link, and it’s scared the piss out of me. If media companies can manipulate consumers at the micro level, what does this mean? Really mean? Oh, you might say, “But I have ad-blockers, and they keep companies from using such targeted…

We’ve Forgotten

I remember sitting and watching the movie on TV. The great Danny Kaye holding forth as  the fictional Max Feldman, a holocaust survivor. I remember thinking “didn’t we defeat the Nazis in World War 2? Why are they still around?” They are still around. And we’ve forgotten that they should have no voice here. The…

When a Plan Comes Together

  Plans can come together in so many ways, but mostly they work when people actively labor towards goals. In this case, the Koch Brothers have gotten parts of their long standing goal – to get a federal government in place that will downsize, downsize, downsize. More legroom for business to grow, more wiggle room for…

Media Manipulation

Its interesting how your thinking gets manipulated. Consider this photo of 2 versions of the Wall Street Journal from today… (EDIT: Not all together what you see either – someone else decided to manipulate the public! http://www.snopes.com/wsj-different-trump-headlines/) Image courtesy of @bradleyguidry via Instagram Location: Austin Executive Airport (KEDC) On the left of the photo the headline reads…