Language Manipulation

In Formation?

“[What information consumes is] the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” This quote is attributed to Herbert Simon, a 1978 Nobel winner in economics. I saw it recently and my mind starting wandering… The quote seems to be a clever comment about the overabundance of information (much […]

The FOX In An Expensive Suit

This is a short story about perception and manipulation. Draw your own conclusion… There was concern around the farm about the growing number of eggs that were being taken by the hen house guards who’d always been trusted to care for them. It seemed the hens had to spend more time laying eggs simply to end […]

Did You Say “Christian” Nation?

The following started as a rant on a blog post about the U.S. being a Christian nation. I decided to elaborate on my reply and turn it into a post of my own: ———————————————————————————————————————– Did you say Christian nation? The United States is definitely not a Christian nation. To imply so betrays an acceptance of […]

Attica Book Ban

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
by K. Kersplebedeb On Oct. 7, political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim was denied four books which arrived for him at Attica Correctional Facility. Muntaqim is a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army and one of the longest held political prisoners in the world today; he…

Monsanto vs. Planet Earth

 I received the following from the Organic Consumers Association:   TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK NO KANGAROOS HERE Sunday, October 16, is World Food Day. It’s also the day that the International Monsanto Tribunal will conclude, in The Hague, Netherlands—and mark the beginning of justice for Earth and its inhabitants Monsanto and its friends in […]

Personal Information Or Personnel In Formation?

I blocked cookies from my iPad today and when I tried to log in to WordPress I saw this: “ERROR: cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.” Then, I tried to access “my” e-mail account. I saw this: “Sign in with your Optimum ID” It got […]

Frank Zappa I’m The Slime

Frank Zappa was an amazing one-of-a-kind musician who set the standard for song writing as well as for guitar playing – along with musical genius Jimi Hendrix – in rock music when he debuted his band Mothers of Invention in 1966. Exceptional musicianship, visceral guitar solos and politically incorrect lyrics,  often with adolescent humor, were […]