Browsed by
Author: edwardm

Oregon’s 500,000 evacuees was faked by OEM – it is about 40,000

Oregon’s 500,000 evacuees was faked by OEM – it is about 40,000

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management has a reputation for making things up. Yesterday, they claimed that 500,000 or 10% of Oregon’s population had evacuated due to wildfires. This claim received national and international media coverage. The Oregonian noted no where near that many people live in the evacuation zones. This afternoon, they have acknowledged its closer to 40,000, not 500,000. See how Internet memes get generated by fake data from official government sources?

By hiding behind Section 230 exemption: Social media companies aid and abet cryptocurrency scams

By hiding behind Section 230 exemption: Social media companies aid and abet cryptocurrency scams

Woz sues Youtube over the proliferation of Youtube channels where criminals use old videos of him speaking about crytocurrencies to encourage people to send (and lose) their money to secret digital currency accounts. Social media companies say they are not responsible for criminal conduct on their platforms.

Twitter hack is threat to all humanity

Twitter hack is threat to all humanity

Twitter’s hack into its administrative tools reveals the potential power of social media to destroy life on earth. Imagine if they hacked Trump’s account and posted things even more insane than Trump would post.

False: Full-time low income wage earners cannot afford a 2 bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S.

False: Full-time low income wage earners cannot afford a 2 bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S.

This claim comes out every year, from the same activist lobbying organization. They use misleading language and obfuscated definitions to imply a conclusion that is not true – a conclusion that the media laps up like good little puppies and uses to make false conclusions. This blog has covered this item twice previously. Nothing has changed.

This does not reflect well on the NY Times. Or  much of media.

This does not reflect well on the NY Times. Or  much of media.

An editor at the NY Times resigns and offers her thoughts on the de-evolution of the NY Times into a mob ruled by Tweets, divorced of facts, evidence or logic. Staff no longer report the news – instead, they think that “…truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.” Anyone having other thoughts is guilty of wrong think and must be banished for life.

Oregonian to stop publishing mugshots

Oregonian to stop publishing mugshots

There may be good reasons not to publish mugshots of suspects under arrest by the police. But among the reasons, offered, is that the reader may look these up at online jail web portals. In other words, the newspaper is outsourcing journalism to the reader. Which means one less reason to subscribe to a paper.

“Cult tactics – learn how they use mind control”

“Cult tactics – learn how they use mind control”

“Cult programming” refers to the methods used to brain wash targets into unquestioning conformity, to draw them into group membership. They often begin by putting you on a guilt trip – since you are guilty of something, may be wrong think, you can be saved by agreeing to us without question. Lay over that a dose of fear and you soon have compliance.