How to Fix American Stupidity

http://time.com/4937675/how-to-fix-american-stupidity/

I think the article makes some fair suggestions. It leaves me with the question of how much America’s anti-rationality coincides with the Federal seizure of public education. 

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Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It’s faster, more efficient, and you won’t have to worry as much about accidentally leaking your news reading habit to all your Facebook friends. Whether you’ve never heard of it before or you’ve abandoned it for pastures new, here’s why you should be using RSS for your news instead of social media.

Source: Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

I still use RSS, having switched to Inoreader when Google Reader shut down. I never really thought of social media as a substitute for RSS. In RSS you choose what shows up in your feed, in social media a tech billionaire and some asshat you knew 10 years ago decide what shows up in your feed. Not much of a comparison.

Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders’ attacks ‘paved the way’ for Trump

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/09/05/hillary-clinton-slams-bernie-sanders/635617001/

Sometimes I wonder how a short fingered vulgarian became president. Then I remember, we were given an impossible choice. Clinton has not had a single scandal free day in her entire public life, but it is always someone else’s fault.

I didn’t vote for president. If I had to vote for Trump or Clinton today, there would be no hesitation in sitting it out again. 

Four Major Liberal Outlets Denounce Antifa

http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/959505-four-major-liberal-outlets-denounce-antifa/

When I was living on the left coast they were known as the Black Block, self-described anarchists, disrupting peaceful protests, hurting the very communities they purportedly were there to help. Now they call themselves Antifa and they are as hateful and violent as those they oppose. 

As an outsider, I look through the window and the pigs and the humans are indistinguishable.