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Month: August 2022

Employer NewSpeak

Employer NewSpeak

You mean a security guard?

“In a lawsuit filed against the retail giant last year, Michael Mangum alleges that he was followed around a Walmart in Wood Village, Ore., back in March 2020 by one of the store’s asset protection associates.”

“Climate change activists should take” lessons from public health mismanagement

“Climate change activists should take” lessons from public health mismanagement

Public health disastrous mismanagement – inconsistent, contradictory, incoherent, illogical and often untrue statements have destroyed not just confidence in public health but confidence in Science too. Climate change activism may be going down the same path. Why should we have confidence that Climate Science is any better than Public Health the past 2 1/2 years?

Google turned in parents to police after flagging photos of their child, requested by their doctor during Zoom health care

Google turned in parents to police after flagging photos of their child, requested by their doctor during Zoom health care

A Dad took photos of his naked toddler at request of his doctor, for a remote health consultation, resulting in a diagnosis and treatment. Google flagged him for child pornography and turned him in to the police department. He lost access to all emails and all backed up photos. Google never restored his account and he lost everything.

FYI Google cloud services including email, Docs, backups and everything they do are not reliable, private or safe. If you can, stop using Google cloud services.

NBER paper: Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News?

NBER paper: Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News?

91% of US news about Covid topics was negative – even when reporting on positive vaccine developments or low case counts in schools. The media learned that consumers demand negativity – I postulate this is because consumers who are suffering from hysteria and anxiety seek out news that confirms their anxiety, and that being anxious is okay.

Bad news sells

Bad news sells

Business news reporters, who generally do a good job, also admit they believe “unfavorable articles were more likely to attract readers”. The result, across all news media, is that the news focuses on negativity and what is perceived as wrong with the world. There is rarely, ever, good news. This results in entire societies living in an unnecessary culture of perpetual outrage, fear and anxiety. This is not healthy.