And so it goes.
When anyone looks at data from any kind of source, in many cases it is not the raw data but data filtered and massaged. Sometimes such filtering removes important information that leads to improper conclusions.
It is no different when it comes social media, where posts are censored, ‘tweaked’, or outright banned. How does this skew the ‘conclusions’, or in this case, the message being but forth?
It’s simple, really.
It silences dissent. But that’s the point, isn’t it?
This isn’t exactly news to me and it’s something I’ve been complaining about for a long time.
A couple of studies have found that smart phones harm the dining experience.
That certainly has been my experience and it is one reason one rule we have instituted at our family gatherings is all phones be put away for the duration. No texting. No Facebook. No Instagram. No e-mail. No web surfing. The same rule should apply when eating a meal at home or at a restaurant. If people are gathering to enjoy each other’s company, they should actually be there, not stepping into cyberspace and leaving the real world behind.
Yet another energy project that can help northern New England bring cleaner electricity, much needed electricity, has been targeted by the Neo-Luddites who will not sanction energy projects of any kind, with the exception of politically correct (and very expensive and unreliable) ‘renewable’ energy sources. (Hydro is not politically correct which is why a separate bunch of Neo-Luddites killed a new power line that would have brought massive amounts of hydro-electric power into New England.)
This same group worked hard to kill the Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline that would have greatly increase the availability of natural gas from Pennsylvania in New England. At the moment the only natural gas pipeline into New England is at full capacity and cannot meet the demand. This forces New England to import natural gas from Yemen during winter to meet the high demand. This means we pay much higher natural gas prices than the rest of the nation even though domestic natural gas is cheap, and that suits these Neo-Luddite watermelon environmentalists just fine.
These jerks will not be satisfied until we are paying the highest electric rates in the nation (Oh, wait, some us already are!) for unreliable electricity that will not meet the demand and will damage our economy, all to meet some pie-in-the-sky dream of 100% renewable energy powered by unicorn farts.
This stuff writes itself.
The RNC has been running some ads that Chicks On The Right have stated are absolutely awesome. The kicker?
They’re using video from the Left that shows just how cray cray they are. Other than some narrative they’ve been able to use video created by the Progressives and their minions.
How better to run a campaign than to use your opponents’ own invective against them?
And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where it’s rained all weekend, the work on the house continues, and where summer is slipping by to quickly.