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The Ride Of The Four

There’s a terrifying article over on the Washington Post’s website, ‘Like a horror film’: The efforts to contain Ebola in a war zone by Max Bearak. In it, Bearak looks at how Eastern Congo is now being savaged by both war and disease. Attempts to save whole populations from the Ebola virus are being frustrated…

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Tumblr: The Purge Continues

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Editor’s note: This story is already out of date. It was written yesterday afternoon (17 December). However, by the time it was published, events had already moved beyond it. Specifically, Verizon has admitted that its purchase of Tumblr and AOL was largely a mistake. In fact, it has said that its content creation subsidiary, Oath,…

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Verizon: Tumblr was a mistake

Verizon, the owner of the Tumblr blogging platform as well as of AOL, now says that its purchases of the two content providing platforms was basically useless. Tumblr had been one of the most successful of the blogging sites on the Internet. However, in recent weeks, Tumblr said that all “adult” material (i.e., erotic) would…

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Tumblr Update: The Adult Exit

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We’ve been reporting recently on Tumblr, the blogging site which has announced that all “adult” material would be removed from its blogs, or at least hidden from users. Today, 17 December, 2018, is the proverbial D-Day. It is on this date that the adult material is to be exiled. The following is the current posting…

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Chris Christie’s Got More Sense Than We Thought

Photo Credit: Bob Jagendorf from Manalapan, NJ, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons   We know that Trump has picked Mick Mulvaney to be his acting Chief of Staff. But, there’s more to the story. Before Mulvaney was offered the job (at least for the moment) Trump seems to have approached Chris Christie,…

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Why the Trump Economy is Doomed…

…the Everything Bubble and Everything Collapsing There has been a lot of talking going around about the “everything bubble” and everything collapsing.  What exactly does that mean?  What it means is we are most likely experiencing a bubble in several sectors of the economy.  We’ve had real estate bubbles before and stock bubbles before, but…

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Trudeau Vs. Trump

Just in case you were wondering who got the better deal in the recent elections… Here’s a video of Canada’s Trudeau discussing quantum computing, and of Trump making an ass of himself…  

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Undocumented At Trump’s Club

There’s an amusing story over on the New York Times site this month. In Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers, Miriam Jordan reveals that there is at least one undocumented worker at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. She’s Victorina Morales and she’s worked there since 2013. Apparently, the management doesn’t…

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Goodby Weekly Standard

The Weekly Standard, a conservative news and opinion magazine that has been consistently and honorably anti-Trump, is shutting down. There is some evidence that the Standard’s parent company had grown tired of the publication’s political stand. According to CNN Business, the Standard’s critiques of Trump may have been an issue in its decline. It has…

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