From Ted Rall's weekly 'toon in the LATimes: Reference is to new fines announced this week for water wasted, for as much as $10,000.
The 'toon below from Ted Rall is factually accurate. It's a fact that the much-reviled mainstream media reported on the NSA spying on Americans long before Edward Snowden spoke up. (To give an example, back in 2012 James Bamford in Wired reported that "The NSA…has the ability to eavesdrop on phone calls directly and in realContinue reading “American public exceptionally dumb: Ted Rall”
Scott Simon of NPR tweets the news: Some guy in a red suit on a sleigh buzzed our airplane. NORAD, get after him! — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon) December 24, 2013 But already it seems Ted Rall has thought it through: //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
The marvelously talented Steve Brodner, nominated for a prize by the design community, says he is pioneering a semi-new kind of drawing, the "illographix," which involves graphing and charting as well as illustration. Here's one example, worked out with two notables editors, and submitted for a prize: Not sure how new this concept really is.Continue reading “Editorial ‘toons w/facts: illographix from Brodner and Rall”
According to the Federal Reserve, it's not true that benefits for the unemployed leads to more unemployment. In the words of the government economists: Our analyses suggest that extended UI benefits account for about 0.4 percentage point of the nearly 6 percentage point increase in the national unemployment rate over the past few years. ItContinue reading “The heroism of the unemployed (well, almost)”