Science can be pretty fungible. It can evolve fast and it can be manipulated. Old cigarette ads touting the medicinal qualities of tobacco serve as examples.
Some stories never die. Such is the case of IBM’s foray into the personal computer market. Bill Gates was there to help, as well as hinder.
Proposals: the outsized response to Covid-19 be a contribution to April 1; celebrations include not only ordinary individuals, but also Wall Street darlings, public servants, and respected professionals; the day be renamed Useful Fools Day.
Alison Collins, S.F. School Board Vice President, is the latest official caught in today’s endless uproar about race. Petition for her removal is in full swing.
Thank you to Steve Frank, publisher of California Political News & Views, for publishing this article by JVN editor. Our universities have been dispensers of identity-socialism rhetoric for the past half century. The rhetoric is now tricking down to our children’s primary schools.
This recommended article needs to be shared. We as a nation are in the slippery slope of the Cancel Culture. The further down we slide, the harder it will be to claw our way back up once we realize what we have done.
Citizens of Idaho gathered in front of their capitol to burn their masks. For folks that were around in the 1960s, the Idaho event might bring back memories of Freedom Trash Cans and draft-card burning.
Gavin Newsom is behaving like the quintessential elite–someone who creates a self-serving vision and proceed to implement it. The Recall is a reaction to Newsom’s perceived elitism as much as an attempt to put an end to his misguided policies.
The GameStop saga will enter a new phase on February 18, when Congress will start investigating “unethical conduct” by hedge funds. Was there any?
Immigrants have gone from being viewed as the builders of America to being labeled victims of “white supremacy.” Why?
Be careful what you vote for, you might get it. Beethoven must have thought something along those lines when Napoleon declared himself Emperor.
Proponents of The Great Reset view Covid-19 as “a great opportunity” to implement controlled globalization guided by moral governance. Note, “governance” is the term used, not government. By way of reminder, government implies leaders elected by their constituents; while “governance” implies rules implemented by the non-elected.
If you made less than $75,000 in 2019 you will likely get a relief check of $600 soon. If you think no further you will be delighted.
This will be a difficult Holiday Season. So many without jobs. So many fearful. Thus, just maybe listening to “Joy to the World” or wishing family and friends (whom we are forbidden to see) a “Merry Christmas” could feel like cognitive dissonance.
Walter E. Williams, distinguished professor of Economics at George Mason University and advocate of free markets for everyone, died on December 1, 2020. With his passing, a voice raised against the devastation inflicted upon the poor by well-intentioned government policies was lost.
Politicians often belong to elite circles that thrive in the acquisition of power. Their default modus operandi is “For your own safety and the safety of your neighbors, follow my rules.” There is no covenant that the rule maker follow those same rules.
Whether you embrace or fear artificial intelligence, AI is here to stay. In the short run you will benefit from augmented diagnostic techniques or harmed by loss of a job. In the long run your place in the universe – to your advantage or not — might be determined by a machine.
It is the prerogative of each individual to choose questioning and vulnerability or obedience and protection.
The California Supreme Court accepted for review on October 14, 2020, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association vs. Bay Area Toll Authority. Those who recall the 2018 epic battle pro and con Regional Measure 3 (RM3) might not be surprised.
Childhood goes by so fast. Kids today are missing a lot, including not only in-person learning, but also playgrounds and family fun.
The Just Vote No Blog recommends The Great Barrington Declaration. A loose summary of the Declaration might be that lockdowns are kicking the can of illness and mortality down the road.
San Francisco Bay Area skies were pitch dark at 9am. Still dark at noon. Climate change or poor forest management, depending on who you ask. Great pictures in S.F. Chronicle.
Life means choices. Today we tow the line and wear our face coverings, In 1969 Woodstock happened and so did the Hong Kong Flu.
Amid today’s massive Black Lives Matter demonstrations, filled with demands for redress of past and present injustices against Black people, it might be useful to revisit The Moynihan Report. The Report’s suggested remedy will sound outdated to today’s readers, possibly because society chose to take the path Moynihan warned against.
COBOL, developed in 1959, underpins financial and government technology. But there are not enough COBOL-experienced folks left.