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  1. To End Political Lies

    by , 01-12-2020 at 04:08 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Has it become normal and ordinary for people who are demonstrably irrational or delusional or suffering from other types of mental illness to be treated as if they were sane?

    From political puffery to conspiracy theories to quack medicine to deviant behavior becoming the norm mental abnormalities are becoming acceptable in general society. In a general sense this is not a new thing; people have been complaining about the lowering of standards of behavior for thousands of years, but ...
  2. Journalism and Ignorance

    by , 04-07-2015 at 07:21 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The recent retraction by Rolling Stone of their story about the University of Virginia rape story brought to mind some of the major problems with journalism. I have linked the Columbia University School of Journalism report below. There were specific problems, and thatís what the report is about, but there are more general problems with journalism, and those are the underlying reasons for the specific problems. I learned decades ago that news outlets donít report news as much as they try to get ...
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  3. Is the World Getting Stranger?

    by , 11-06-2014 at 09:28 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Thereís strange **** coming down in Babylon.

    Itís hard to tell, but it seems that the news has been stranger this year than in any other time in the last few centuries, but I canít be sure about that. It is possible that I have just noticed strange news stories more than in earlier, and it is also possible that reporters are reporting stranger things. Consider international news.

    Around the end of last year it looked like there would be fewer wars for a while, but ...