Climate Feedback site allows scientists to correct media errors
Journalist, wackadoo, what's the difference? Right, nothing! The site has 100!!!! volunteer scientist. Sounds like a busy place, of course, since it is correcting journalists it would be busy by necessity.
Remember all those fact checkers, and editors the newspapers, and magazines have? They seemingly are totally incompetent.
"Trump has knocked the stilts out from the GOP establishment and crushed the pretensions of a battalion of political commentators on both the Left and Right. Portraying him as a vile racist, illiterate boob, or the end of civilization as we know it hasn’t worked because his growing supporters are genuinely motivated by rational concerns about border security and bad trade deals."
Yeah, she comes from the Bernie Sanders left so always dusted in wacky dust, but she gets much right.
More below the fold.
The Full Story Behind Bloomberg's Attempt To "Unmask" Zero Hedge
. . . ok, lots of barnacles.
I have no idea what the true story is, but this sure as beats the hell out of reading another Kardashian story. Anything dealing with any Kardashian should be photo only. Other than the T & A who gives a rip?
Mountains Out of Molehills | Information is Beautiful
. . . resolve that mistake by never watching any 24-hour news network, and preferably by never watching televised news, other than you local weather.
The chart here is wonderful, but it only goes back to Y2K. It would be eye opening indeed to see this chart extended back to the 1960s. Then we could track the insatiable desire of the progressive environmentalists to say anything to gain control over other people. The neo-Malthusians have been wrong every single time they raised the alarm throughout recorded history. There is no reason to believe these wackadoos will be right this time, or the next time.
Ignore the ignorant, shrill harpings of the neo-Malthusian, he is a fool attempting to beclown you.
Comcast scores a win over cord-cutters
"The cord-cutting generation is growing, but Comcast just won a battle against it."
"The caveat here is that Comcast likely added these subscribers because the company adapted to the new TV environment by offering smart TV, on-demand, and skinny bundle packages. In fact, 35% of Comcast's video customers have the company's smart TV platform X1, and 86% of these subscribers use XFINITY On Demand, Comcast's on-demand TV and film-streaming service.
Comcast also recently inked a deal with Amazon to sell Internet and television packages through Amazon's platform, which could have also boosted subscriptions."
Ah, yes, winning by shrinking revenue, and shrinking packages. This is simply a plan to starve to death more slowly, not to actually stave off starvation. Now, perhaps Comcast can pull off the difficult Triple Lindy, and stave off starvation, but I doubt it. Amazon is enriching its stable of partners, and its basic offerings are quite good today. Netflix is in good shape with a large stable of content. Some good content remains, but I suspect that Amazon, and Netflix, or others will slowly pick off this content leaving the cable/satellite with little option but to cut costs to meet the Internet prices.
Perhaps they will survive, perhaps not. I don't much care, Maddog and family cut the cord many years ago, and have found a rich vein of content at a cost of about $26 per month (plus the Amazon Prime video subscription, which I consider a cost of about $8 per month). So, a total cost of about $34 per month, down from the $125+ Maddog was paying pre-cord cutting.
America’s Middle-class Meltdown: Core shrinks to half of US homes - FT.com
. . . because the lower, and middle classes in America are becoming wealthier.
So, what is the focus of the FT story?
"The prevailing view that the middle class is being crushed is helping to feed some of the popular anger that has boosted the populist politics personified by Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. “The middle class is disappearing,” says Alison Fuller, a 25-year-old university graduate working for a medical start-up in Smyrna, Georgia, who sees herself voting for Mr Trump."
Ok, we already knew The Donald has zero understanding of economics, trade, immigration, and his positions show his ineptitude. But what is the problem with journalists? They are equally as stupid. And the Keynesian economists? Hmmmm, let's go with venal.
The middle class is indeed shrinking, as is the lower class, but the shrinkage is going into the upper class. So, exactly what is bad about this? Only a journalist, or a politician could become confused by such a simple issue.
Here is a graphic representation of journalists on the hunt for a story. Amazing! There is more after the break!