Trump and the media love mud wrestling – San Francisco Chronicle

Americans are fed precooked narratives by the Fourth Estate. We’re told what’s important and what isn’t, what to focus on and what to ignore, and — above all — what to think. via Pocket
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davidthompson: Excruciatingly Woke

In today’s competitive grievance culture, unearthing new sorrows, or reheating old sorrows, can require prodigious, indeed bewildering, feats of contortion. And so, in the pages of The Atlantic, we find one Alice Ristroph railing at the heavens. First, a little context: via Pocket
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Google Working with Liberal Groups to Snuff Out Conservative Websites?

See below for an important update. Google revealed in a blog post that it is now using machine learning to document “hate crimes and events” in America. via Pocket
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It’s Not Trump They Hate—It’s Us! – American Greatness

A storm gathers over the United States, threatening to inundate the very foundations of our civic edifice. In the heat of recriminations over the events of Charlottesville it would be easy to divert attention from this underlying reality. via Pocket
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How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble | Scott Adams’ Blog

History is full of examples of Mass Hysterias. They happen fairly often. The cool thing about mass hysterias is that you don’t know when you are in one. via Pocket
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Charlottesville, Barcelona, and the Left’s Nostalgia for Nazism | Roger L. Simon

Within minutes of the announcement of the vehicular terror attack in Barcelona, Jim Sciutto and Wolf Blitzer of CNN were opining the horrifying events in Spain may have been inspired by (i. e. were a copycat of) Charlottesville. via Pocket
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Researchers use lasers to weld spider silk to kevlar | Ars Technica

Spider silk has some amazing material properties, so there’s lots of enthusiasm for the prospect of using it to make something useful. Unfortunately, spiders aren’t domesticated, and attempts to make the silk proteins in other organisms haven’t been entirely successful. via Pocket
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