Teen who vaccinated himself says his anti-vaxx Mom gets her misinformation from Facebook (Echochamber Friday)

Welcome to Echochamber Friday, which is when we decide to read articles we'd normally skip over so we don't become frogs in a well. For instance, I am not on Facebook, so I was unaware until just now the Andrew Wakefield minions are at it again. by O Society March 8, 2019 If you are … Continue reading Teen who vaccinated himself says his anti-vaxx Mom gets her misinformation from Facebook (Echochamber Friday)

Mean Girls Revisited (Echochamber Friday)

I don't usually ride on the merry-go-round called "murder trials," mainly because it's all gawking re-runs after OJ and the White Bronco. Or was OJ a re-run of Charles Manson Goes to Hollywood? Helter Skelter. I am the Walrus. Or something. Who knows? by O Society Feb 15, 2019 I Am the Walrus by The Beatles … Continue reading Mean Girls Revisited (Echochamber Friday)

What makes a dinosaur real, but a unicorn not real? Does philosophy even pretend to know how to answer a child’s questions?

The Why of Reality by Nathanael Stein Aeon Feb 7, 2019 The easy question came first, a few months after my son turned four: ‘Are we real?’ It was abrupt, but not quite out of nowhere, and I was able to answer quickly. Yes, we’re real – but Elsa and Anna, two characters from Frozen, are not. … Continue reading What makes a dinosaur real, but a unicorn not real? Does philosophy even pretend to know how to answer a child’s questions?

‘Not ashamed’: Assman says his name shouldn’t be rejected for personalized licence plate (EchoChamber Friday)

SGI has said 'Assman' is an unacceptable slogan, and may be read as offensive CBC News Feb 06, 2019  Dave Assman says he'd like a personalized licence plate with his name, because he's proud of it.(Submitted by Dave Assman)   It's his name, he's proud of it, and he wants it on his Saskatchewan licence … Continue reading ‘Not ashamed’: Assman says his name shouldn’t be rejected for personalized licence plate (EchoChamber Friday)

Donald Trump don’t need no ideology or policy because Donald Trump got steel cage matches!!!

Someone asked if I am going to watch tonite's State of the Union address. My response is why bother? by O Society Feb 5, 2019 If you take any of this seriously, then you don't get it. The entire Trump presidency is now and always has been WWF wrassling. Heel and face storylines. Soap operas. … Continue reading Donald Trump don’t need no ideology or policy because Donald Trump got steel cage matches!!!

Evan Rachel Wood Shares Her Experience In A Mental Hospital (Echochamber Friday)

Welcome to EchoChamber Friday, when we intentionally read articles we usually wouldn't so we don't become frogs in a well. See how the other half lives. Listen to voices we usually block out. This one is about mental illness. Crazy folks. Maybe she's crazy. Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe you are crazy. No worries. The world … Continue reading Evan Rachel Wood Shares Her Experience In A Mental Hospital (Echochamber Friday)

Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet

by O Society Jan 26,2019 The longest government shutdown in US history is over. In an announcement made Friday after work and right before the weekend starts in earnest, to detract visibility from the statement, Trump ended his shutdown, giving up without funding for his "really great" wall. https://youtu.be/HDoX_mRe61Q?t=28s The handful of remaining White House … Continue reading Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet