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Cultural Learnings 2018

This is how history will remember us:

Mary Beard discusses enormous statues of Ramses II (but we know who she’s talking about):

Trevor Noah explains that Cambridge Analytica is not a Harry Potter spell that does your homework:

Pittsburgh’s The Incline checked Trump’s claim that Conor Lamb said “very nice things” about him while campaigning for PA 18.

The Incline checked with Lamb’s campaign and it said:

Weigel added, “What Lamb did instead, as you probably saw, was not mention the president and make the election more about the Republicans who run Congress.”

Barely a word about the president, which confirms the old adage that the worst thing you can do to your enemy is be indifferent and ignore him:

When asked about Trump directly, Godfrey wrote that Lamb offered this response: “We need the office of the presidency to succeed if we’re gonna make any progress on these issues. The number-one thing people talk about is wanting to get someone down there who’s actually gonna attack the problem, not attack the other side.”

Godfrey wrote that Lamb “never mentioned the president by name” in the course of their conversation.

It must be driving him crazy.


18 Responses

  1. Imagine if the Media collectively went dark on reporting his tweets for a week or even a day.

  2. Stormy Daniels interview on Sunday will go ahead. Barring any abortion related stuff, if it is just about having sex with him, it will be a major let down. Or maybe how the hush money transaction happened may have some relevance to campaign irregularities.

  3. Google is different from Facebook. I think the most offensive feature aiding abuse of FB is its n-degree connections it affords for a single user (friends of friends of friends of…) which can result in exponential spread of one person’s content to multitudes of users connected to that user if so intended (which is what the bad actors did). It is not just user data collection and customization but also the speed with which certain information gets disseminated in FB. There is no such equivalent in Google. People seem to be missing that.

  4. The SEC needs to investigate these random Daffy Don tariff announcements that drive the market down picking our pockets. Something up here, smells like market manipulation.

    I dumped Facebook last year not sorry.

  5. Trump dumps McMaster for John Bolton. Now I’m really scared. We’re really teetering on a knife’s edge and as we go (still) so goes the world.

  6. Guccifer 2.0 –> GRU officer –> DNC hack –> Wikileaks –> Trump

    Is this what is dropping tomorrow?

    Rosenstein has issued a media advisory for tomorrow

    • Who are you, and what have you done with the real Niles?

      • LOL…he hates FB, no friends (sorry, couldn’t resist). Maybe there is a ray of hope for remediation here.

  7. Happy 87th birthday to William Shatner! Live long and prosper!

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