Bombed Weather

Not gonna go into weather details. You’ve seen that from many other sources. Suffice it to say, across a lot of the US, it’s fekkin’ COLD!! The bomb cyclone hit my home area yesterday, and, while the snow was not a huge deal, the winds were. We had 40-50 mph gusts rattling windows all over…

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…

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…

The Oregon Numbing Gap

Yesterday’s shooting in Oregon prompted a flurry of posts across my social media. Some advocated gun control yet again and some decried the lack of mental health treatment yet again. There was someone out there with a gun, shooting at any available target. And the someone turned out to be white, male, and possibly mentally…