Climate: Messaging fail

Climate: Messaging fail

If forests are not renewable, then nothing is renewable. This makes no sense. Source: Greta Thunberg on Twitter: “Climate strike week 233. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #ForestsAreNotRenewable https://t.co/IZN857fdjy” / Twitter

Advertising: Netflix plans to put EVs in their shows and movies, as advertising for EVs

Advertising: Netflix plans to put EVs in their shows and movies, as advertising for EVs

This is known as public relations propaganda: Working with General Motors, Netflix will put EVs into as many of its movies and shows as it can. There’s a Super Bowl ad to prove it. Source: Netflix Wants to Make Electric Cars Its Next Big Stars – CNET Netflix is doing this for free.

Censorship: How AI/ChatGPT will be used to control speech and thought

Censorship: How AI/ChatGPT will be used to control speech and thought

ChatGPT is inherently broken. It is now answering questions based specifically on the political ideology of those who programmed the system. This proves my earlier contention that The AI will be used to control entire populations by controlling speech and thought itself. ChatGPT is extremely dangerous as presently implemented.

Crazy: The U.S. Racial Classification System is Nonsensical

Crazy: The U.S. Racial Classification System is Nonsensical

In 1977, the US decided to classify people by race. We decided the world was made up of 4 “races” and 1 “ethnicity”. An indigenous heritage person in North America is “Native American”, but an indigenous person in South America is …. Hispanic. People in Korea, Japan, Singapore, Pakistan, India and more are “Asian” “race”, which makes no sense. And many people are of mixed racial heritage (including my family) – but oddly, even if only a tiny part of the heritage is an ethnic group, it is legal to declare yourself part of that group. As the interviewed professor notes, it is now possible for a majority of the U.S. population to qualify as a “minority owned business”. That’s funny when a majority can qualify as a minority 🙂 It is a big mess that was news to me as I had not thought about these issues before.

Media: Fiction news site realizes its approach is not working

Media: Fiction news site realizes its approach is not working

The Guardian goes off the deep end. Again. It begins with the idea that maybe instead of focusing on fear, doom and gloom hysteria for marketing “ClimateCrisis”, perhaps focusing on solutions would be a better approach (actual research supports that). But that idea is lost by the next paragraph and their columnist launches into a word salad of nonsense. Sorry, I didn’t think The Guardian propaganda rag could stoop lower but they just did.

How to recognize when you are being manipulated

How to recognize when you are being manipulated

How to recognize when you are being manipulated – as illustrated with this week’s “scare du jour”, where something almost everyone has never heard of, is instantly the talk of the land, complete with a government rulemaking already in progress. And all those talking in favor have synchronized talking points. Hmmmm….