Apr 29, 2018

Comedy Philosophy Question

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" is a long time philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and perception.

Michelle Wolf's remarks at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner raises the same question - was the 2018 Correspondence Dinner a 'roast' without the roastie in attendance?

Apr 25, 2018

San Fran Crackdown

"Organizers from the Coalition on Homelessness SF says sweep won’t work, “you can’t make people disappear.""

I wonder if he's going to be taking that bet.

Apr 9, 2018

He Who Smelt It Dealt It

The Russian military has found no trace of chemical weapons use after searching parts of Syria’s Douma allegedly targeted by an “attack.” Photos of victims posted by the White Helmets are fake, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

Experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare, as well as medics, inspected the parts of the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack supposedly took place on Saturday, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria said in a statement.

The specialists “found no traces of the use of chemical agents” after searching the sites, the statement said. The center’s medical specialists also visited a local hospital but found no patients that showed signs of chemical weapons poisoning. “All these facts show… that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets,” the statement said, referring to the controversial “civil defense” group that was among the first to report about the alleged attack.

“All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos… allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire,” the Reconciliation Center said.