News for Today (4/23/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

How Chobani’s Hamdi Ulukaya Is Winning America’s Culture War. Maybe I should not put this in the bogus category. I don’t dislike the guy and I don’t know that any of the facts in the article are wrong. But I know it that politics and hating brown skin are not the whole story about people who don’t like this guy. Bottom line: You look up the definition of hagiographical portrait of someone and there is a link to this article.

That said, it is true that nobody else was likely to get that factory in upstate New York up and running again. But I think it is clear that he is not fool enough to do that again (and I don’t mean that as a criticism of him so much as a criticism of New York State.

In The News

The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast.

107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud

Laser Vision: Special Operations Command Prepares to Test Airborne Directed Energy Weapon

Not In The News But Should Be

Nothing for today.

Entertainment of the Day

News for Today (4/22/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Nothing for today.

In The News

The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley

NYU grad student goes undercover in Chinese iPhone factory and it ain’t pretty

‘Shattered,’ a campaign tell-all fueled by anonymous sources, outlines a generational political disaster

UK weather: Snow and storms to strike Britain with low temperatures lasting for weeks

How a Handwritten Note Gave Erdogan an Uncheckable Election Win

Not In The News But Should Be

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria. Should be in the news because most people don’t realize how messed up our copyright laws are. Don’t get me wrong, I think the purposed class action settlement was seriously flawed. But the root of the problem is the changes in copyright law brought about by Disney.

Entertainment of the Day

News for Today (4/20/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Nothing for today

In The News

Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses

Extremists on Left and Right Push France to the Brink

Not In The News But Should Be

This kind of reminder of how commanders of day were looking at things is sadly lacking in today’s historical education.

Entertainment of the Day

Nothing for today.

What I got for today

Um… NY Governor Cuomo made nearly $800K on a book that sold 3K copies?

The West Virginia Productivity Miracle. Really!. Headline tries a little too hard to contrarain but still some interesting thoughts.

‘They’re just hiding’: Experts say Puerto Rico may be underreporting Zika-affected births

Kevin O’Brien. So sad in a very selfish way. One of the few good military bloggers down.

News for Today (4/17/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Such end-of-days gloom is puzzling. Near 10 percent unemployment and near invisible growth cannot explain it.

The tone deafness of the above sentence was really jarring to me. Technically the above link is for an opinion column so I should not be calling it a bogus news story. But its complete tone deafness exemplifies the reason that people in the New York Times don’t get the political trends that are sweeping the western world. France has double the unemployment of the US and a very high youth unemployment rate (around 25%). But the author says that those things can’t be the main problem because France is such a cool place to live. And it is if your are wealthy or upper middle class who have good jobs. But those are not the people fueling the anger he is trying to understand.

In The News

Against all odds, a leftist soars in French election polls

Navy SEAL drug use “staggering,” investigation finds

Mrs. Custer’s Tennyson

Not In The News But Should Be

Nothing for today.

Entertainment of the Day

All Right Wing News For Today.

All right wing news for today. Except I guess for the Bloomberg article but even that is just admitting that the sudden concern on the part of liberals for congressional authority has no liberal legal theory to support it.

The IRS Scandal, Day 1437: Lois Lerner Fears For Her Life, Asks Federal Court To Seal Her Upcoming Deposition Testimony.

Trump Doesn’t Need Congress to Strike in Syria. And that is a problem far bigger then Trump himself.

Yet Another Hoax: KKK Trump-Supporter Who Made Racist Threats Turns Out To Be … Black

Friday News

All the large chunks of oak tree are off the lawn and waiting to be split. In other less important news….

The Blood of the Crab

‘They Taught Us How To Decapitate a Person’

The U.S. Dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan and You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next! The amount of bad news stories about this bomb drop from both right wing and left wing sources is staggering. I never would have guessed that such a routine bomb drop would become such big news. Granted, it is probably not a good thing that the US is dropping ordnance all over the globe without it getting reported on, but the amount of misinformation by ignorant regarding this particular ordnance drop is staggering. Anyway, the link above will at least give you accurate numbers to put the bomb in context with other bombs and explosives the US drops all the time. Maybe some other day when I am not so tired I will link to a good over view of the military reasons that the US military sometimes uses MOABs.