Say What?

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“In a sense, the political left’s attempts to silence ideas they cannot, or will not, debate are a confession of intellectual bankruptcy.” -Thomas Sowell Who are the arbiters of truth? Last year YouTube quietly started employing a radically different theory: Instead of filtering out the bad videos, it’s easier to bury them in an onslaught of good ones. With Creators for Change, the streaming company hand-selects a group of young creators and endows them with funding, resources, training, and publicity. Over the summer, Lapowsky attended a gathering of these creators, which she writes about in a profile this week. “It’s not hard to see what YouTube gets out of the program: a built-in brigade of likeable, compelling spokespeople, who fully … Read More

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Good Sunday

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A lighter tone, a relaxed vibe, a softer beat. Some goodies I like A song  A speech   A podcast   Of course one can listen to the podcast via an app. This interview will clarify how much the Trump collusion narrative was predicated on entrapment and severe, disgusting manipulation. More information is inevitably on its way. An author (all of his history books)

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Spys on Spys

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Lo and behold I actually documented my reads for one year straight! I genuinely can’t believe it. But using the month as the title of each post is no way to trigger my memory. Going forward I will use the title(s) of the books I read or shows I streamed…some variation of sorts. Two non-fiction books, one Asian family fiction, and two engaging television shows streamed: I was drawn to Pachinko because the author wrote one of my all-time favorite books, Free Food for Millionaires. I still remember it fondly even though it’s been eleven years since I read it. It has a forever place on my bookshelf. Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets … Read More

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Looky There

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I had this momentum going last week in which I posted a handful of times, with overly ambitious determination it seems; because when I woke Sunday morning (illness beginning at 5 am), I proceeded to have a meltdown over the phone with my best guy friend freaking out that I CAN’T GET ANYTHING DONE! Later, when I was mobile and could keep food down, we met for a walk in the sunshine. I’m constantly hard on myself, no new news there! When I thought I had it in the bag, there was a giant tear and everything fell out of the bottom. image So I’m just gonna keep trying this again, again, again… ‘Everybody has excuses. Excuses are excuses, but … Read More

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Too Far Gone

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I’ve laughed most of the day: various jokes, memes, Halloween costume ideas, shared stories of mishaps. There’s always a more relaxed vibe at the office on Fridays. Aside, this week has rolled out under a blanket of despair. American politics is a new level of shit show. The upside of being so far removed from the terrorist attack on 9/11 is we no longer collectively assume it’s a Muslim extremist sending multiple wannabe bombs to politicians. The downside is, we immediately jump to blame the other political side. Full stop. We’re so deep in conflicting factions, even opinions are fractious. That’s dark. Mainstream media is a cesspool, and if you want any level of sanity, stop watching it! It alone … Read More

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