New patterns in internet “news”.

I have recognized a new pattern that seems to be taking over on media news everywhere.  They all seem to be using the same application to create “content”.  The content is hosted  as if it is video, but it is really a series of stills, with text imposed.  Further, the text has colored highlights.

Here it is in a Drudge post.

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Here it is again from Huffington Post.

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And here it is from the AP.

Example 2

All different unrelated stories, and unrelated “news agencies”.

My guess is that the news agencies feel compelled to use video because that is what the public demands, but they are unwilling to put the effort into creating video.  These content creations contain very little information for the investment of tie to view them. Just enough information to fill a bumper sticker propaganda media, but not enough to inform.  Just the latest version of click-bait.  It just annoys me that they are all using the same media editing app.  No creativity.  No originality.  they all have the same look and feel of being produced all in the same classroom of a high school journalism class, after the teacher discovered a new app and decided everyone should use it.

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More common sense gun control that everyone can agree on.

The rabid anti-intellectual left is demanding civil disarmament, but not disarming police, a million Federal agents of one sort or another, or private security guards.

The reasonable law abiding right says, “come and take it”.

People!  There is a solution that will satisfy everyone.  The two-state solution that is so popular with rabid leftists for other problems will work just fine here too.

If you advocate for gun control of any sort or vote for candidates who do, you don’t get to have guns of any sort.  Further, if you need police, you get the kind that got hired because of lower standards to increase diversity goals, and they won’t have a gun because they also voted for disarmament.

If you voted for freedom, liberty, the American way and based on a deep understanding of history, you get to keep your guns.  Further, if you don’t have a gun, you can go to the police station and get one for free from the bin of all the guns the leftists voluntarily turned in.  The excess will be sold at auction.  But I am sue there will be plenty to go around because leftists would totally comply with gun laws.

Everyone wins.  Leftists get to be disarmed and the Right gets to keep theirs.

We have to actually give the Left some credit here for being right.  They understand how other Leftists think and they know that they can’t be trusted with guns.  We should take them at their word and help them help themselves help us.

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How to stop Mass school shootings

Close mass schools.

It really is that simple.  The schools themselves create the little psychopaths that then return to school to kill their classmates.  Close the schools and eliminate this possibility 100%.  It is the only possible solution that will be 100% effective.  If you want to save kids lives, this will absolutely work.

Close them all.  No administrators.  No School boards. No grief counselors. No bunkering mentality. No “resource officers”.  No bond issues to build new schools every 5 years. No Brown versus Board of Education. No Separate but Equal. No bussing. No forced integration. No segregation.  No children being forced into failing schools.  No randomly drawn district lines. No school busses.  No after-Prom teen pregnancy. No Football programs that maim children.  No children dying in traffic to get to school and after school programs.  No teachers unions.

Teachers will still have jobs.  The demand for private tutors will blossom and those teachers who are good at teaching kids will thrive.  Failing teachers who have been riding the system will have to find a new host to leach off of.  Without the cost of all the overhead, the teachers themselves will find they get paid more.  A lot more.

Generally 60% of state and local taxes go to support public schools.   This money could be returned to the taxpayers.  (or some small amount used to do all those other things municipalities whine about).

The property can be turned into public parks.  The buildings turned into municipal gyms, pools, sports fields, operated by the parks departments.  The classrooms and cafeterias can be repurposed into homeless shelters, homeless kitchens, and municipal offices (instead of building office facilities).

Of course this will never happen.  The advocates for gun control aren’t interested in a solution that will totally work.  They are only interested in advancing the progressive/communist agenda.  Disarmament is part of that agenda.  Of course, not total disarmament.  The aristocracy and the police who protect them (including private security) will still have guns.  My solution will work without advancing the communist agenda.  In fact, it will roll back previous gains, notably the total infiltration of public education by communists and their modern avatars light-socialists, environmentalists, global warming fanatics, militant atheists, and LGBTEIOs.

America has  too much invested into public education.  It is inconceivable to too many people that we could ever shut it down and try something different.  It is the consequence of momentum. Bureaucratic inertia that just keeps going.  And you kill a few kids every year as the price of that “progress”.  It’s always someone else’s kids, so it is an acceptable loss.  Did I say a few?  I meant a few thousand.  That is the real cost of blood that pours from our current school system.  It’s not just the occasional highly publicized school shooting in white neighborhoods.  There are killings of children in black neighborhoods every month.  No one cares about them.

It has nothing to do with the guns.  Even if America adopted the Australian solution or the British solution, there would still be the occasional shooting.  There would still be guns and the little psychopaths would find them.  Or they could make a bomb.  Worst case, they could make their own guns.  Gun making is 12th century technology.  Any 7th grade metal shop has the tools to crank them out.  You can buy the materials you need at any Home Depot.  A clever kid could make his own guns in his home garage.

The psychopaths exist.  There are likely at least ten in every public school.  The real marvel about school shootings is that we don’t have one every week.  There are plenty of psychopaths who have grievances (real or imagined) against their fellow students.  There are plenty of weapons available (legal, illegal, and improvised).  The little psychopaths have all learned that they can get the attention they crave by murdering their classmates.  This will happen again. No hardening of the target will be enough to stop it.  Arming teachers won’t stop it.  More police won’t stop it.  Making guns illegal won’t stop it.

The only thing that will stop it is eliminating the targets.  Close the schools and you change the dynamics of the situation.  No targets = no deaths.  A totally predictable 100% effective solution.  But Anti-gun advocates don’t really want a solution.  They want a disarmed middle class that cannot rebel against what the elites think is good for us.

 

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Solving the problem with Arabs in Gaza

This has been a problem for decades with no indication of anything getting any better.

America dumps billions of US Taxpayer dollars there every year in multiple humanitarian programs. Most of it gets siphoned off to support UN bureaucrats and Hamas leaders. So… let’s try something new.

Give no money to anyone for anything in Gaza. Nothing.

Open a series of clinics and food kitchens that hand out food and medicines for free in small doses and quantities to meet those immediate humanitarian needs, but not enough for anyone to sell for cash.

Spike the food and medicine with a chemical that causes sterility in humans. This might need to be invented. There is no need to tell anyone about this. Sure, it’s clearly a violation of international law. But since international law is a farce in the absence of anyone willing to enforce it, I don’t see this as a serious impediment.

Poof! In 20 years, Gaza is seeing a shortage of workers instead of a surplus. In 40 years, they are dying of old age and have no one to carry on their murderous ways.

There are tons of uses for this. Every country likely has some generationally problem communities. The current solutions are always some form of “kill them all” or “learn to live with it”. and then another generation is born and takes up the mantle of troublesome community. And then another…

And it isn’t genocide. Any Gazans who buy their own food will keep having babies. And all those alive today won’t suffer any more harm than they already do from other causes.

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How to deal with MS13

War.

We tried deporting them. They just come back.

We tried jailing them. They just bide their time and then go right back to their old ways. Usually they just continue their crimes behind bars.

That is if they don’t kill the witnesses against them.

What we learned from fighting Ba’athists , and then AL Qaida, and then ISIS, is: Stop taking prisoners. If drone strikes are good enough for goat humping ragheads in Mosul, they are good enough for child-raping Mayan throwbacks in Los Angeles. If we are OK with a few civilian casualties in Hawija, we should feel the same way about killing a few of our own people in Detroit. Regretable, but neccessary.

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Arabs Living in Gaza Unleash Genocide on the Environment. No One Cares.

For the past several weeks, the residents of Gaza, the autonomous Arab region of Israel that is entirely under the control of the terrorist group Hamas, have been ruthlessly assaulting the environment, heedless of the damage they are causing to generations yet unborn.

 

One of their tactics is to light old tires on fire near the border to screen their activities from Israeli guards.  News agencies around the globe are showing multiple pictures with the dense black smoke in the background and not one of them mentions the damage this is doing to the environment.  Not one mentions the added air pollution and toxins intentionally flooded into the air.  Not one mentions the added health risk to vulnerable Arab children with respiratory diseases like asthma. It’s as if all of those news media companies don’t really care about global warming at all.

 

 

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RiP John McCain

He isn’t dead yet, that I know of, but it is pretty certain that he is heading that way sooner than most of us.

He has had a contentious life known for backstabbing every conservative issue his voters wanted him to defend and enjoying the power of the incumbency to stay in power way too long.  But the point of this post is to wish him peace, and that his family will find grace and dignity.

Imminent death is not the time to remember past grievances or petty slights.  Such things are no longer important.  Each man leaves this world as he came into it, penniless, powerless and alone.  For the Christian, there is hope that at the threshold of the transition, we are no longer alone and are indeed the beneficiaries of a great treasure that has been stored up for us.

May Senator McCain go into that reward that has been reserved for him and may the chattering class for once pretend to shroud themselves with dignity, or, lacking that, be distracted by a squirrel for the time being.

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