Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Twitter?

Twitter has become a metaphor for modern communication between people with a lot of time on their  hands and an attention deficit disorder.  The leading exemplar of this is unfortunately POTUS.  Trump claims he uses Twitter to get out his message which the mainstream media is ignoring, what kind of important message is contained in 140 characters?  This is the most absurd claim ever made by an adult.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump's proposed fy 2018 budget

The key word here is "proposed".  This is a starting point for negotiations with Congress, something Obama never did, negotiate.  I have no doubt that most of the proposed cuts will not actually occur simply because the programs are so intrenched.  Take for instance the Interagency Council on Homelessness, which "coordinates with federal agencies to prevent and end homelessness", it has been in existence for 30 years, how successful has this effort been?  Look around NYC.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-trump-budget/

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ESPN is dying!

I became sick of ESPN a while ago, I still watch games on ESPN, but its shows are crap, a bunch of has beens and never were's opining about meaningless scenarios, and making their worthless predictions.  So if it goes under I say good riddance.

http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/espn-cutting-nearly-100-million-in-on-air-talent-030617

Friday, February 24, 2017

"The butterfly effect"

The idea that small causes may have larger effects is being applied by a group of scientists at the University of Wisconsin and Northwester University to the question of climate change.  The theory goes, if read it correctly, is that the orbits of the Earth and Mars over time, millions of years, has had an effect on the earth's climate by influencing the amount of radiation received by the planets.  
http://news.wisc.edu/from-rocks-in-colorado-evidence-of-a-chaotic-solar-system/

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How to defeat obesity and other societal problems.

It has been recently reported that Venezuelans have lost 19 pounds on average over the past year due to lack of food, wasn't one of Michelle Obama's signature causes when she was first lady the elimination juvenile obesity?  Well here is the answer, a socialist regime that nationalizes all production and thereby reduces the caloric intake of its citizens.  I think Stalin accomplished a similar goal when he starved millions of Ukrainians thereby solving an overpopulation problem.