Friday, September 14, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time. Present company excepted.

Anatomy of a Trump rally: 68 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence

Don't try to save money on commissioned art by telling the artist that he's not good.

The 2018 Fall Foliage Prediction Map. (via Mental Floss)

When you join a Skype meeting from home in your PJs and realize the camera is on.

Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of Murphy Brown. A refresher course before the series is resurrected later this month.

Facebook's "fact checking" system's purpose is not to check facts -- it's to appease the right wing. An 8-point Twitter thread.

Star WarsBiggest Blunder Isn’t What You Think. Fans who disliked The Last Jedi are operating with nostalgia glasses.

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would. Margaret Chase Smith defended civil liberties even when it meant crossing party lines.

A Plan to Build a Genetic Noah’s Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species. The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) aims to save the DNA even if we can't save the species.

A Blast from the Past (2014): 9 Star Wars Guitars

1 comment:

DJ Psychomike said...

There are a few criteria I use to judge every McCarthy story to determine if it is on a quest for the truth, or passing on old Soviet Union propaganda.
1. Does the article acknowledge that Joe had 2 lists, and everyone on the second list was arrested?
2. Does the article state that the CIA fabricated a dossier to throw Joe off before the Army hearings?
3. Does the article state that only one journalist at the Wheeling speech reported the 205 number, no other reporters in a room filled with reporters did, and that one journalist later stated under oath he wasn't even there?

The CIA did not call it "the McCarthy Era", "the Red Scare". they called it THE CIA VS JOE McCARTHY FIGHT.

Since 2004 the CIA has posted the true story in their magazine STUDIES IN INTELLIGENCE. yet not one single publication in America dares report the story. The story isn't about Joe, it's about the only secret spy agency we ever had- The Pond. It is not classified. You can search it STUDIES IN INTELLIGENCE THE POND. The last 1/3 of the article is about Joe, but he emerges a minor figure.

The facts are out there, and are far more fascinating than the old Soviet propaganda.