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No Gatekeepers

Hard Thought Wrote: Feb 18, 2015 10:30 AM
Wikipedia is fine for technical or scientific information. Political, not so much. Use at your own risk.
Studies conducted by whom? Most of those studies were discredited if you will dig past the headlines. On the other hand, when is NBC going to apologize and pay up for editing George Zimmerman's 911 call to make him appear racist? When is CBS going to apologize for Dan Rather's forgeries? News come with a slant from management and editorial oversight. Pot meet kettle.
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Owning Ideas

Hard Thought Wrote: Jan 28, 2015 9:08 AM
This brings up Spider Robinson's short story "Melancholy Elephants". It addresses the problem of long copyrights. Good read.
And it started with the Community Reinvestment Act.
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Restate of the Union

Hard Thought Wrote: Jan 21, 2015 5:29 PM
Our government taught the American people not to save for retirement through Social Security. The government taught people not to save for medical needs through Medicare. They teach there are no consequences for bad decisions. So now we have 92 million that left the work force, 47 million on food stamps and many millions more receiving some benefit from the government. No wonder we're broke. We will never be able to pay back this debt. Your children and grand children have been sold into debt slavery for free stuff today. Happy?
Actually, the test should be outside of polling places. Don't know how government works? Can't vote on something you don't understand. The "promotes critical thinking" trope is code for "I don't want to teach facts". Learning the answers to this test will start to take opinion out of civics education.
The reason inflation is down is because the government no longer takes into consideration food, fuel and utilities. If they did, inflation would be much higher.
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Sneering at the Sniper Movie

Hard Thought Wrote: Jan 02, 2015 3:56 PM
If "Citizen Kane" was such a great movie, there is one question I would like answered. In the deathbed scene, Mr. Kane utters the name of the sled that he missed so much "Rosebud". How was this known as he died alone? Who heard him?
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