Credit: Norwegian news outlet VG, December 2016, Tidsånden flirer ikke lenger

How Did We Let This Happen?


Contrary to rumor, this cartoon was not banned on Twitter or Facebook. But it’s a nice summary of the world’s perception1 of our President and his pattern of conduct. Trump as a baby, with a soiled diaper, pulling the world to ruin. Not just the rest of the world. Muhammad Ali Jr. – the son of…

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Trump and the (Mis)Uses of Distraction


President Trump has decided to punish reporters whose coverage he dislikes. His sycophantic press secretary, Sean Spicer, has barred journalists from The New York Times, CNN and several other news organizations from attending Spicer’s daily briefing, a extremely unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps. It’s an outrage; even Dick Nixon, at his most venal,…

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Have You Been Stingrayed?


A few evenings ago, Mrs. WC noted that the cell service provider on her iPhone had changed from our usual vendor to “Boise PD.” It only appeared for a few moments, but it was clearly the operation of a Stingray – a poorly configured Stingray – in our neighborhood. You don’t know about Stingrays? They…

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Olympus Is in Yet Another Scandal


One of WC’s better decisions, after years fo frustration, back in April 2013 was to abandon Olympus cameras and switch to the Canon line. Not long after that, Olympus was mired in an accounting scandal that nearly killed the company and led to criminal convictions for several officers and former officers. The “re-focus” – heh –…