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False Stories spread by Idiots Hamper Wildfire Response

FBI says false arson claims hampering wildfire response. So many levels of moral stupidity and general idiocy to unpack here. There's an expression: "emotional intelligence." If you haven't got emotional intelligence you're unaware of your own emotional motivations; this makes you more likely to put your own kneejerk impulses above simple decency. And you may...

FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIANS DO THE UNCHRISTIAN THING: SPREADING THE PANDEMIC TO GET $$$ AND PUBLICITY

"A pastor associated with Bethel Church in Redding, California, held a prayer service and protest against coronavirus prevention measures on the California State Capitol grounds on Sunday. He is claiming more than 12,000 people attended, CBS Sacramento reports. "Worship Pastor Sean Feucht has been holding Christian concerts across the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic in...

KNEEJERK KANYE WEST FANS MAY WRECK AMERICA WITH STUPID VOTING

"Kanye West will not garner enough voters to become president. But he can garner enough voters to determine the outcome of this election," said Terrance Woodbury, a Democratic pollster. . .Political operatives on both sides of the aisle said West's campaign appears to be little more than an effort to skim support from Democratic nominee...

Facebook publishes public health disinformation totaling 3.8 billion page views. They haven’t done anything about it.

Facebook publishes far more false health information than true information, according to a new study by Avaaz, a nonprofit devoted to disinformation research. Quoting from their Web site: Global health misinformation spreading networks spanning at least five countries generated an estimated 3.8 billion views on Facebook in the last year. Health misinformation spreading websites at...

Not Satire: White House Reached out about adding Trump to Mt Rushmore

White House aides reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem last year about the process of adding additional presidents to Mount Rushmore. Trump had raised the idea with the governor of South Dakota. She initially thought he was joking. 'I started laughing," she said. "He wasn't laughing, so he was totally serious." No joke:...

STUPID TECH: Do you really want eyeglasses that whisper to you all the time?

As Geoffrey Fowler in the Washington Post reports, "Echo Frames are eye glasses "with tiny speakers and a microphone so you can have your own private conversations with Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant everywhere you go...This new version of Alexa is much more proactive about chatting." He reports that it is "driving him bananas" and not...