Year: 2016

e-Marketing Escapade

We are buried in data.  A recent PBS film on Big Data asserts “If you live in a major city, you’re expected to use as much data in a single day, as your 15th-century ancestors encountered during their ENTIRE LIFETIME!  (emphasis added) That is a staggering assertion.  And maybe it helps explain why I can’t figure out how iTunes works.  Even though I’m somewhat of a tech junky, and have been working at it for…

The Answer to Trump

Its the hair.  You can’t be president with that hair.  You can’t make America great again with that hair as president.  if you elect a president with hair like that you will make America the laughing stock of the world.  It is a total contradiction.  So stay focused on Donald’s real problem.  He is a total phony, and he is revealing it prominently with that fright-wig, which neither he (nor us) can run…

The Cost of Prohibition

It has been established by countless studies (and is a conclusion of the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan (see People v Sinclair, 194 N.W.2d 878)) that the harm to society from the prohibition of marijuana is greater than its use.  The following article by Dr. Robert Townsend gives some specifics.  From the facts one could reasonably conclude many things.  First that these so-called “drug task force(s)” are a lot more harmful…

Scalia

There is a difference between being “smart” and being “facile”.   The neocon cabal – Wolfowitz, Feith, Rumsfeld et al – were all proclaimed geniuses by their publicists.  But none of them were very smart.  Take Douglas Feith for example, otherwise known as the “undersecretary of state for fiascos.”  Amost every decision he made, or policy he recommended, ended up in disaster.  General Tommy Franks, quoted in Bob Woodward’s Plan of Attack, calls Feith…

NYC!

Back in the bellybutton after an incredible adventure in NYC!  What a totally crazy place! Nobody in their right mind would choose to live in Manhattan, which tells you something about the millions of people who would never leave – most of them very nice people.  But their unwillingness to make a run for it remains a total mystery to any rational person.   Not to say New York isn’t a wonderful place…