Monthly Archives: July 2019

[Bad] TV Really Does Turn Your Brain to Mush

[from the July 20th on-line Washington Post.] How trashy TV made children dumber and enabled a wave of populist leaders Monitors at RAI television studios in Rome display Silvio Berlusconi’s message announcing his political debut on Jan. 26, 1994. (Franco … Continue reading

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Possible Need for a Tweak to “Pure” Capitalism

[Washington Post, page A15, July 25, 2019, < https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/24/private-equitys-role-retail-has-decimated-million-jobs-study-says/?utm_term=.6bc7148b27ac > Graphics at the website.] Private equity’s role in retail has killed 1.3 million jobs, study says Women and people of color have been disproportionately affected by closures at debt-saddled stores … Continue reading

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Reasons People Think Government, including the Military, are IDIOTS

From the Washington Post, 10 July 2019 < https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/washington-state-sues-navy-over-expanded-flights-on-island/2019/07/09/bfcc156a-a289-11e9-a767-d7ab84aef3e9_story.html?utm_term=.5acbcebc8fbf > How many admirals were busted back to midshipman for this stupid plan? Oh, about zero. How many admirals should have been busted back to midshipman for planning 100,000 takeoffs and … Continue reading

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