Demolishing the Warren Report with two Images from CBS News

WarrenReport2 One of my entertainments, from time to time, has been the Kennedy assassination… John Kennedy’s, that is. I’m not particularly a fan of mysteries, but occasionally one of them intrigues me, as this one did. What I’m going to show you today are two images from a CBS News special report from 1967, created because so many people failed to believe the Warren Commission Report. CBS’s images make the Warren …

A New Day, a New Chance to Be Wonderful

NewDay Most people fail to appreciate the fresh opportunity that each day brings them. Their programming requires them to snort derisively at concepts like the one above. After all, the systems of this world are built upon the assumption that mankind is weak, stupid, and generally inadequate to a moral existence. As a result, most people have become addicted to bad news. Nonetheless every day is a fresh start, a situation …

Google’s Mendacity: The Selfish Ledger Decyphered

google Few things repulse me more than someone born with a genius brain who then uses it to befuddle others and turn them into tools. A leaked video from Google showed up on my screen this morning. At first I was thrilled that we’d have evidence from the inside, showing what’s really happening at the home of “Don’t Be Evil.” But as I watched the video, my emotions changed dramatically. This …

The Great Ephemera Machine

Ephemera Ephemera: (plural of ephemeron) transitory things publications that are designed to be short lived We in the modern West are living inside a giant ephemera machine. Every day we receive more than a thousand messages telling us what to fear, what to identify with, what to compare ourselves to, and of course, what we should buy. Nearly all of this is ephemera – things that will matter nothing next year, …

5 Reasons I Stopped Taking the News Seriously

news-article Back in the early 90s, I felt a need to understand politics far better than I had, and I spent a lot of time and effort on it. Along the way – and partly by accident – I learned a few things that put me off broadcast news ever since. Here are five of those stories. #1: When a Decrease is Actually an Increase At one point during this time, …

Top 5 Reasons I Stopped Caring About Politics

stop caring about politics When I was young, I felt a need to understand politics, and I spent time studying. But as time progressed, I received diminishing returns on that investment. And in the past few years, I have given it up altogether. These days, my concern with politics is limited to things like these: Who is making war, and where? Where is the crime occurring in my area? Are there laws that will …