A Get-Away Wednesday



It’s a “Get-Away-Wednesday” episode on Plausibly Live…

A technical look at some of the Behind The scene things that go on here in the studio. It was frustrating, but we made it on air.

California is nuts. whether it’s the whole Randa Jararr situation or the voter initiative for #Calexit, it all goes to show that California is flat out whacky.

Facebook is what it is. It never was about free speech or free expression. It’s about making money and presenting a view that it likes.

The Waffle House shooter was (is) crazy. And it appears that everybody who knew him knew that about him.


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The Bigger A**Hole



Down in Fresno, the debate over what is and what is not “Free Speech” continues to boil over, thanks to Randa Jararr. Oddly enough, simply by putting that name into the Facebook post discussing what she said and the reactions to it, the Facebook algorithm will automatically pounce on it and limit the showing of the post to a grand ToTaL of roughly nine people.

(By the by and as a complete aside, that is why you should be following me on Twitter (@DaveBowmanShow), because Facebook assumes that anybody it has identified as “conservative” who mentions Randa Jararr is automatically going to make fun of her looks or criticize her positions and complain about her self-identification a rather controversial “Muslim-American.”)

Which, when it comes back around, is really what we are talking about – what exactly is “free speech” and who has it?


The City of Seattle has hit on the idea of a “Head Tax” to “address homelessness” which many of its City Council Members believe has been exacerbated by a growing tech boom. You see, if only these companies coming to Seattle wouldn’t pay people so much, rents (and Real Estate) wouldn’t be so expensive and there wouldn’t be as many homeless people. So their plan is to drive up the costs of businesses. That’ll show them!


 

It’s The End of the World… Again…




There are many things that irritate me. But only a few that really  – I mean really – get me riled up. And as I get older, those few things rile me up ever more. At the top of that list is the “The End is Near” people. Especially the ones who take advantage of the gullibility of people.

By now you’d think that we’d see through it all. But since there is no accountability whatsoever for fake predictions, and so it never ends.


Look, the Earth’s climate changes. I get it. I am even willing to accept the idea that human beings have an impact on climate and the ecosystem in general. How could we not? How much that impact is actually changing things is – or at least should be – still up for debate.

My good friend, David Nabhan, is one of those who continues to raise questions about the totality of human-caused global warming. We’ll talk with him about his most recent article in which he points out that coal seam fires that are currently burning are producing 20% of the amount of CO2 that human activity is, but there is no outcry whatsoever to “do something” about this rather large contribution to greenhouse gasses.


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