[Share] Whole wheat rosemary bread

This is something I have got to try. Maybe this weekend? 🤔 no knead whole wheat rosemary bread (made in the instant pot) No-knead rosemary bread made in the Instant Pot! I’ve been hinting at this recipe for a while, and I finally got it up. I know I’ve been a broken record about the... Continue Reading →

Facebook sucks [Share]

Well, that is not exactly what the following linked article says but I think it is a good two-word summary. Basically, a former Facebook executive speaks out about the role that Facebook and other social media is having on our lives. This phenomenon is not just about America or even how Russia engaged in cyberwarfare... Continue Reading →

Wasted Medicine [Share]

ProPublica has a series called Wasted Medicine that investigates how the healthcare industry is being wasteful and overcharging people. WASTED MEDICINE Billions of dollars are routinely wasted every day by health care providers in the United States — and it’s driving up the cost of care for all of us.  

Facts on the Bob Menendez Trial

Bob Menendez charges, explained As jurors continue to deliberate in New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery and corruption trial, CNN has assembled the highlights of the 10-week trial. Jurors heard from nearly 60 witnesses and were shown almost 300 pieces of evidence. Jurors must determine under federal bribery law whether or not Menendez performed... Continue Reading →

Mass Shooting Facts

The facts on mass shootings in the United States The massacre of 26 worshipers at a rural Texas church is the latest in a grisly series of mass shootings across America in recent years. With each tragedy, we hear arguments about gun violence, mental health, how much firearms should be regulated and what’s driving the... Continue Reading →

Happy Turkey Day

Nothing really today... here are some ideas for pranks. 5 Funny iPhone Pranks to Liven Up Thanksgiving As you head over to Thanksgiving gatherings today, you’ll certainly need to have something to pass the time in between turkey and pie. As more of our friends and family members get smartphones, like the iPhone, it’s easier... Continue Reading →

Texas shooter was not part of Antifa

Claim: The shooter in Texas on November 5, Devin Patrick Kelley, was a member of Antifa attempting to start a civil war. Fact: The shooter does not have any known ties to Antifa and evidence circulated online is fabricated.  Authorities believe that the shooting began as a domestic dispute. Texas Shooting Unrelated to Antifa Q: Was the man... Continue Reading →

SALT deduction facts [Link]

The Facts on the SALT Deduction The House Republican tax plan would eliminate a federal tax deduction for state and local income or sales taxes, and it modifies a deduction for state and local property taxes. The Senate bill eliminates the deductions entirely. These provisions have sparked criticism from lawmakers from states that would be... Continue Reading →

Muslim mayor did not cancel Christmas

Claim: The newly elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey is a Muslim and canceled "government involvement" in Christmas. Fact: The newly elected mayor, Ravinder Bhalla, is a Sikh and will not be sworn in until January 1, 2018. He cannot institute any changes until then. The city of Hoboken will still be observing Christmas as they... Continue Reading →

Special needs topics [Links]

MENTAL AGE THEORY HURTS PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES Have you ever heard the phrase “that person has the mind of a five year old In an adult body?” It is something many adults with intellectual disabilities, like me, have to deal with. For years, medical professionals have told parents of newly diagnosed Intellectually disabled people... Continue Reading →

Donald Trump’s claim on coal

Claim: President Donald Trump claims an increase in coal production is the beginning of the end of the "war or coal." Fact: Over the course the past year, there has been a 7.8% increase in the production of coal. This increase was not due to the reduction of regulations. Shifts in the prices of natural... Continue Reading →

JFK File Dumps [Links]

Not so long ago, the classified files from the JFK assassination were supposed to become declassified. However, that did not completely happen. What I am wondering if, after 50 years, something needs to remain classified, what in the world is someone hiding. 🤔 Trump plans to release classified JFK documents President Donald Trump said Saturday... Continue Reading →

Disinformation about Anti-fa

Anti-fa, which is short for anti-fascist, is a loose group of anarchists whose mission is to oppose fascists such as neo-nazis and white supremacists. Recently, there have been multiple false rumors being circulated on the Internet. 'ANTIFA SUPERSOLDIERS' ARE COMING TO KILL WHITE PEOPLE WITHIN DAYS: RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY Well, it’s come to this: The... Continue Reading →

Some Advice for People Doing NaNoWriMo [Link]

NaNoWriMo Advice Okay, so I know that right now quite a lot of folks are trying to write a grand total of fifty thousand words. Some are stuck, while some feel they’re going nowhere. If you’re attempting to write a novel during the month of November, here’s some writing advice:  

Experts skeptical of $4000 raise claim

Claim: Congressional Republicans claim tax reform legislation would be equivalent to a $4000 raise for the average American family. Fact: Experts are skeptical of the claim. The estimates are based on incomplete legislation and include assumptions such as tax cust will be used to increase wages. It is believed that any such increase would have... Continue Reading →

Social media and its problem with free speech

One of the biggest problems facing users of social media is the presence of hate speech and misinformation masquerading as free speech. To combat these problems, the social media companies have rules. Unfortunately, the way that they apply these rules has produced confusing and often seemingly arbitrary results. IMHO, these social media companies should not concern... Continue Reading →

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