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The silver lining of Donald Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s a video from the New York Times YouTube channel. Many horrible things have happened because of Trump, but what’s also happened is that people are more engaged in democracy and have contributed more money to progressive organizations. Trump Is Making America Great Again. Just Not the Way He Thinks. | NYT – Opinion

Startling photos that look photoshopped

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here are some astonishing photos from places you’ll want to visit immediately… Photos That Look Photoshopped But Are 100% REAL

The beginning of the end of Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Finally, it’s happening. Surely the trials of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen will eventually have some effect on Donald Trump — specifically, being removed from the White House and placed in jail. Here’s a column from Richard Wolffe from the Guardian, in which there is this pair of beautiful sentences: “To lose one of your […]

Technology that lets you speed read

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Here’s a new way of speed reading — presenting the words one at a time in the same spot. That means your eyes don’t waste time moving across a page. It’s a concept that you can try out for yourself while watching this video: Experiment with amazing speed reading! – BBC  

Robert Reich’s videos about Trump

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Robert Reich and his organization Inequality Media have produced a series of videos about Trump and his administration. Each video has a specific topic and Reich calmly, clearly, and concisely discusses that topic in a few minutes. Reich was Secretary of Labor during Bill Clinton’s administration — he’s also a professor and an author. Topics […]

The media and Donald Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

The media gave on the order of $2 billion worth of free advertising to Donald Trump during the campaign of 2 years ago. Here’s an article about this from The New York Times: $2 Billion Worth of Free Media for Donald Trump Since the media helped elect the worst president in history, they should be […]

Trump and Putin’s press conference

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Here’s how the Washington Post described Trump and Putin’s press conference in Helsinki: Trump just colluded with Russia. Openly. Here’s the New York Times on the response to the press conference: Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action Whether Putin is holding something over Trump or not, Trump clearly sided with […]

Latest news about ancient humans

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Here’s a TED talk about symbols painted on cave walls by our ancient ancestors. Genevieve von Petzinger argues that before we had language humans communicated with symbols like these. Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe | Genevieve von Petzinger Here’s an article from The Atlantic about how they’ve recently found […]

Newly discovered “First Giant” dinosaur

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Archaelogists were surprised to find a giant species of dinosaur that lived in the Triassic period. Previously it was thought that the first giants lived millions of years later in the Jurassic. This newly discovered species, called “First Giant,” was found in Argentina. Here’s the article from Live Science: Discovery of ‘First Giant’ Dinosaur Is […]

Koko the gorilla has passed away

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Koko, the gorilla who learned sign language, has passed away at the age of 46. During her life through books and videos she was able to reach out to people and inform them about gorillas — how smart they are, how they have emotions, and how they can be funny. She lived at a place […]