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The Rest of the Apple

Upgrades tend to use more power as new features are introduced. To conserve the battery power of older phones, Apple reduced the processing speed, assuming a small difference in processing speed would be more tolerable and less noticeable than a battery that drained too quickly.  This is hardly the sinister motive or forced obsolescence the conspiracy mongers attribute.

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Front Page Pseudoscience

from Matthew Continetti at National Review, They’re Wrong About Everything The fact is that almost the entirety of what one reads in the paper or on the web is speculation. The writer isn’t telling you what happened, he is offering…

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The Misleading and the Irrelevant

Wise investors learn to ignore the daily fluctuations and the daily stock market news. I am amused at the market reports at the end of the day explaining why the market went up or down.  It would have been much…

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An Illiberal Media

from Jonah Goldberg’s G-File at National Review I agree with pretty much all of the right-wing criticism of the mainstream media these days, or at least the intelligent stuff, of which there has been plenty. What the MSM still fails…

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Five Things I Like About Trump (and Five Things I Don’t)

Five things I like about Trump He will hold media accountable.  For too long they have been able to mislead intentionally with no pushback. He comprehends that the inequality in power is a greater problem than the inequality in wealth.…

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Media Malpractice.

It is not news that big media is politically biased.  The recent Netanyahu election was predicted to be close if not actually a defeat for the leader. He won by a substantial margin. That they were so wrong in their…

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The Abdication of Credibility

Victor Davis Hanson writes 2017 and the End of Ethics in National Review Online: Excerpts: During the next presidency, will the filibuster still be bad, or will it suddenly be good again? Will there be a nuclear option again? Recess…

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The Blogging Revolution

April marks my fifth year blogging, with over 2,000 postings. When I started I had no idea where this was going.  It provided an outlet for writing and thinking and it became a public notebook of my thinking and reading.…

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My Bias

One of the joys of the internet is that you are no longer limited to the tastes and bias of a media elite.  One can focus on the stories, issues and perspectives that interest you and not what a selected…

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How Well Do you Know the News?

Take this brief 11 question test at Pew Research on your knowledge of the news:  Pew Research Interactive I got 10 out of 11 correct. I missed the one about our greatest Federal Expense. A few observations: 1. I read no newspapers,…

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Categories vs. Flesh and Blood People

“Perhaps the most fertile source of misunderstandings about incomes has been the widespread practice of confusing statistical categories with flesh-and-blood human beings. Many statements have been made in the media and in academia, claiming that the rich are gaining not…

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How Over Reaction Makes Real Problems Worse

Immediately after 9/11 the media estimated a death toll of 40,000.  It came closer to 3,000. After Katrina hit we heard stories of the National Guard needing 25,000 body bags.  The real need was closer to 1,000. These were epic…

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The Whole Story on Health Care

Mark Constantian writes in the Wall Street Journal Where U.S. Health Care Ranks Number One (1/7/09) excerpts The WHO believes that we could have done better because we do not have universal coverage. What apparently does not matter is that…

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Respecting Skeptics

It is hard not to gloat and feel some sense of relief at the release of the climate-gate e-mails. The most bothersome aspect of the global warming mongers was the certainty.  I have no scientific back ground, but the idea…

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Thinning the Paint

Carrie O’Connell writes in American Thinker “I am not supposed to exist” . A 26 year pro life Catholic woman, Carrie writes how her profile is totally absent from the collection of media stereotypes either in the news or in…

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