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Flip flops with Trump tweets on them

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Someone has made physical flip flops that you can wear on your feet that have tweets from Donald Trump on them — and the one on the left always contradicts the one on the right. Here’s the story from Business Insider: This guy made physical flip-flops out of Trump’s contradictory tweets — and he sold […]

A thoughtful video about The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a startlingly divisive movie, even without Russian bots making it more so. This video is a thoughtful exploration of that division — it talks about things like whether a movie can be “objectively” bad, whether common complaints about it could also be lobbied against other movies in the franchise, […]

Global warming explained clearly

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

In case you know any deniers you’re having trouble convincing, here’s an explanation of global warming from Ethan Siegel on Forbes: The Simplest Explanation Of Global Warming Ever

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

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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

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

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 […]