News for Today (12/9/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Fake news: fake boos. The blog post is not bogus, but the false story it is highlighting is. But they took it down when they got found out so I have to link to the blog post.

In The News

DNA From 17th Century Mummy Of A Child From Lithuania May Rewrite History Of Smallpox

Giuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of state

Geert Wilders is convicted of saying unpopular things

Poland after a Year of Populist Rule

Barack Obama, Donald Trump Forge an Unlikely Rapport

Not In The News But Should Be

Desperate Chicago School System Looks to Shield Debt from Potential Bankruptcy

Entertainment of the Day

One of the better free movies on youtube.

News for Today (12/7/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Don’t have nothing for this today.

In The News

Light therapy could break down Alzheimer’s brain deposits

Pentangle Blew $125 Billion (a Year). Another perspective here.

The Death Strip at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Not In The News But Should Be

Divesting the Trump commercial holdings how about Congressional insider trading?

Entertainment of the Day

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Pre-Alpha Footage Here is hoping that it don’t suck. Not very good odds of that but at least they made it heavy and not arcadey. Still to early to tell what it is really going to be like though.

News for the Day (12/3/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Trump and the Taiwan Call. Scott Adams’ idea that Trump is a master persuader does not even pass the laugh test. If he truly was a master persuader, he would not have so much of the country hating him. This is what a master persuader looks like. And he managed to get much larger percentages of country to like him even though he faced a media that thought his election was going to bring about nuclear war.

In The News

The iPhone Case: How Companies Deliver When They’re Not Certain of Specs

BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani Failed His Own Team’s Vetting Process, Out Of Running For Secretary of State

Is it only ‘fake news’ when a Trump voter says it?

Unclaimed Dead To Be Buried In Mass Grave Noteworthy because this is bleeding heart California. I guess nothing says you matter like a mass grave. I don’t really think it is worth getting all outraged about this in particular. The dead don’t care. But the hypocrisy of California does get under my skin.

The real reason for New York City’s traffic nightmare Supposedly California has similar ideas.

Not In The News But Should Be

Dramatic decline in dementia seen among older adults in the US I think the most likely reason for the decline is that there is some medication that is being commonly given out that has a protective effect. I think research should be focused on finding that. I don’t believe that more education has a protective effect and I don’t believe that obesity itself has a protective effect. I think it is more likely that some third factor is the key.

Entertainment of the Day

I have never seen a better example of trash talking in a movie then this.

If your curios, there is a translation of the Latin under the description at the Youtube site.