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Sorry, Joe, but that’s as old as the hills. It started when that new technology known as the printing press was invented. Prior to Gutenberg, you had to remember everything. The news service (you may know them as troubadours) staff could remember a 1,000 line lay on a single hearing and repeat it word perfect on a single hearing. Can you do that today? No because everything is in a book. I went to the grocery store and the bill was $12.19 and I gave her a twenty. The cashier had to have the cash register tell her what my change was and was proud of herself that she could count it out backwards to me. I said you mean you can’t look at the 12.19 and immediately say 7.81? Apparently the answer was no.
It never ceases to amaze me that people let these devices into their houses and use them. If you’re that stupid, you get what you deserve.
Sadly, newspapers aren’t any better. We no longer have an independent news media. Most papers just parrot the “news” put out by about 4 sources – the US gov, AP, Reuters, and AFP.
If you’re stupid enough to be using Alexa or Siri, you’re most likely to get what you deserve as you go over the cliff with the rest of the lemmings.
Ah, if only it were that simple or crystal clear.
Except that the MSM is largely just a bunch of stenographers for the US government. When it’s gotten to the point that Sy Hersh can’t get published in the US, you know we’re screwed.
Alternatively, we could avoid pissing other countries off.
Tyson is an idiot. The good thing about science is that you prove it over and over again would be accurate. Or, maybe, science doesn’t depend on your beliefs to demonstrate it’s veracity but rather on experimental results. The point is that science has gotten it wrong before and will get it wrong again but it is self correcting because if it is wrong, future experimental results will demonstrate that.
If the US hadn’t fomented a coup in the Ukraine (this is actually illegal under international law)If the US hadn’t kept pushing up to Russia’s bordersIf our wannabe vassals in the Ukraine had implemented instead of ignoring the Minsk II agreement (with our tacit approval & support)If our wannabe vassals in the Ukraine hadn’t continually been attacking the people in the Donbass, killing 14,000 civilians since 2014then plausibly we wouldn’t be where we are today.Fer Chrissakes, don’t blame Russia for all the crap we did. And that doesn’t include all the crap we did under the rubric of the bogus Russiagate “meddling”.
People seem to think that Russia needs to sell gas to the EU. They don’t really. They’ve picked up a number of customers in the East and they have gas contracts with a number of European countries that don’t give them the run around. Think Turkey, Serbia, Austria and others served by the Turkstream pipeline that doesn’t go through the thieves in Kiev’s territory. A thoughtful analysis will tell you that Russia can go for quite a bit longer without income from Europe than European industry can go without Russian gas. Note: Russia is selling oil to the US.