What The Mueller Report Means and Doesn’t

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seth Abramson does a great breakdown of what the release of the Mueller report is, and isn’t. It’s a piece of the puzzle, but by no means is it the end of the investigations. Regardless of what any of the major news outlets and pundits are talking about, this is not about Trump. This is about our democracy. This is…

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Michelle Wolf is a Great Comedian. Get Over It.

Reading Time: 2 minutes (The video here is the full 20 minute routine that Michelle did for the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDbx1uArVOM) Michelle Wolf is a comedian. She makes jokes for a living.  She wrote and delivered jokes. You may or may not like the jokes comedians make. Grow up. Comedy is an important part of our societal introspection. You know what…

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Cryptocurrencies May Be a Scam, but That Doesn’t Matter.

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is going to come off as a very skeptical article.  It’s not.  It’s factual.  I’m not saying you should or shouldn’t invest in cryptocurrencies, I’m just laying out the answers to the following questions. I’m not advocating that you do or don’t buy in. There are a lot of ways you can make money out there. If you’re someone…

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Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini is Relentless

Reading Time: < 1 minute If You Thought The Last Boston Dynamics Robot Video was Creepy… Watching a dog sized robot walk up with an arm in place of a head, and open a door with no problem seems to have freaked a lot of people out.  If that bothered you, Boston Dynamics’ new video of SpotMini triumphing over it’s puny human adversary will definitely…

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The Tragedy in Las Vegas is NOT Entertainment; Donate on GoFundMe

Reading Time: 2 minutes This tragedy is not entertainment. These are lives that were ended violently and prematurely.  We should not be watching this as entertainment.  This is not who we are or who we should aim to be as a country. With the tragedy in Las Vegas resounding throughout the news media today, please be civil with one another. There are conversations that…

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No, Facebook AI Chatbots Did NOT Invent a New Language.

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Sorry to burst your bubble, but the story circulating the Internet about Facebook AI going off the rails is a load of sensationalist garbage.  Sites and news sources that are spreading this should all be ashamed of themselves. Here’s the Real Deal 1. The bots came up with a shorthand method of communication, based on English.  Human languages are not…

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YouTube TV Review – It’s Live, and It Is Good.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Google introduced YouTube TV last week and it’s a definite “win” for cord cutters. What is it? YouTube TV is a television streaming service that doesn’t require you to have cable TV subscription.  All you need is a device(Computer, Phone, or Tablet) with an Internet connection. It’s not the a la carte TV we’ve all been wanting for the last 30…

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US Strikes Airfield Near Homs, Syria

Reading Time: < 1 minute BREAKING NEWS – US Fires Missiles into Syria in a single strike. The US fired 59 Tomahawk Missiles from US Navy Destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea. The cost of the missiles, depending on the model, is somewhere between $500,000 to $1.5 million each. The range of the total missile costs alone is between $29.5 and $94.5 million. The target was an…

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Republicans Pull the Affordable Health Care Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes The (AHCA)Affordable Health Care Act has been pulled before the vote. The numbers cited by Donald Trump, in the press briefing this afternoon suggest that there was, in fact, less Republican support for the bill today than there was yesterday.   The Republicans that would not vote for the bill gave several reasons for a lack of support including, that…

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Gorsuch Senate Confirmation Hearing – Day 2 Roundup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, Gorsuch seemed very at ease and remarkably well-composed. He was particularly concerned about the specificity of questions and wasn’t timid about requiring clarification on what was being asked of him.  If he had any confusion he made no mistake in asking the questions that needed to be asked so that he could answer to the best of his ability. Gorsuch…

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The Problem With A “We’ll See” Mentality.

Reading Time: 2 minutes When does “We’ll See” end? When do you call it and say this is where I draw the line.  Do you just continue to watch until the end?  Where is “the end”? Guess what…  There is no “end”, unless you define it. Nothing. Ever. Ends. This is a tactic used to defer judgement and criticism until it’s too late to…

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Closed Rallies are Propaganda by Definition.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A closed rally is a staged event. Every part of the event is choreographed like a concert – including the signage, the chants, the applause, the speech, the amount of time a speaker pauses for dramatic effect, etc. Most political rallies are invite-only and are closed events.  Those who do not agree with the politician or are seen as detractors…

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Liberals are Not Pretty Snowflakes

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m not sure where this practice started, but it’s just stupid. I’m assuming it started with some intentionally inflammatory “shock jock” or media personality. I’m tired of “conservatives” saying that liberals are easily offended “pretty snowflakes” etc.  It’s a weak ad hominem attack.  If you think you’re being clever, you’re not.  You’re really just being sad and following along with…

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Wikileaks Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Release Overview

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday Wikileaks released documents detailing CIA information on hacking tools, etc. that allow them to spy on and through devices all over the world. If you want a full in-depth breakdown of the tools and documents there are plenty of websites to go to right now that are most likely falling all over themselves to get information out as quickly as possible.…

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Vaping is Smoking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s lay down some facts here. Vaping is essentially smoking. There is no valid argument against this. Period. In  most commercially available devices: liquid/juice is absorbed into wick. Coil is heated by battery and juice is wicked toward coil until liquid touches coil. Liquid turns to “vapor”. You’re not just inhaling water vapor. You’re inhaling all the chemicals that make…

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Locks are Deterrents, Not Preventatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re going to save you a lot of trouble and time with this short article… Anytime you see a news article about some new way to break into a lock, whether it be for a certain type of vehicle, brand of lock, etc. it’s a puff piece. You never have to pay attention to that kind of article or “news”…

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Faith

Reading Time: 2 minutes Faith is a tricky thing. It comes down to one simple fact. You either have it, or you don’t. For someone like myself it’s a very difficult concept to grasp. I wasn’t raised with religion, nor was I intentionally raised without it. My parents decided that it was up to me to choose what I believed in, with the hope…

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