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Revolutions and Taxes

Do you want all the money in the world? Or do you want to loose it all? I am not one to chant ‘eat the rich’. I’d like to be rich some day, but that probably is not in the … Continue reading

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Money to people that need it, the airline industry…

The US airline industry has asked for a $50 billion aid package to help them survive this crisis, which they will likely get. $50 Billion. Why does the industry need this? Also, how does this keep in line with the … Continue reading

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Pandemics and Information Literacy

Chiropractors are NOT doctors. Yes, they often call themselves ‘doctor’ but that does not make it so. The great western philosopher George Carlin once said, you can call yourself a captain, but if you can make that up then I … Continue reading

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And this is part of the problem.

The greatest danger is the spread of unsubstantiated rumors. A ‘blogger’ posted to Twitter last night that a child in Bloomington tested positive for corona virus. This very well may be true, but that is beside the point. As best … Continue reading

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Data Privacy

Imagine if you went out and bought a new car for $30,000. Then, the company that sold you that car got $5 for every mile you drove. That is essentially what is happening with the data you generate using almost … Continue reading

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Social Media!

Social media cannot and will not save or elevate journalism. Twitter might have value to some people, but it is not the place for journalist to communicate anything. Two recent Tweets from journalist (who should damn well know better) illustrate … Continue reading

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Facebook, Deleted

In September 2017 I deleted my Facebook account, or so I thought. Several searches online made me think there were bits and pieces of my account still alive. On March 18th, 2018 I attempted to log back on to Facebook … Continue reading

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Technology Changed the Political Landscape

One of the biggest motivators for Tuesday’s election was (directly or indirectly) jobs. There are a lot of formerly middle class white workers that no longer have the high-paying jobs they once had. These jobs are gone, not because of politics, … Continue reading

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Apple Store Freak Out

So have you seen this? This ‘breakdown’ is endemic of the technology that allows us to see this in the first place.  Constant contact with technology that delivers information increasingly fast creates expectations among us humans.  Some examples. No need … Continue reading

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Thesis Revision: The Ongoing Saga

As best I can tell no one has read my blog yet.  If this were guaranteed to continue things would probably get controversial.  Eventually Google would index my name to this blog and my whole world would come crashing down.  … Continue reading

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