June, 2020 archive
Thom and Dr. Justin A. Frank discuss the similarities between Donald Trump and cult leaders and the source of Trump’s appeal to the Trumpettes.
Andie Dominick of the Des Moines Register interviewed ER doctor Tom Benzoni about COVID-19 in Iowa and published an edited version of the transcript on its editorial page. Here’s a tiny bit; follow the link for the rest (bold type is used to indicate a question).
Gravity is just a theory. You can go ahead and walk out a second-story window because gravity is a theory. The virus doesn’t care what you believe.
You can’t make this stuff up. (And you wouldn’t want to.)
I’ve attended two Zoom meetings.
Both were private, by invitation only, and neither was Zoombombed. And, I must say, Zoom seemed to work quite nicely on my Android devices.
I think part of the security problems Zoom had was because, four months ago, hardly anyone had heard of Zoom. Then all of a sudden everyone was trying to use it. And, per security maven Bruce Schneier, Zoom is making progress on the security front.
Writing at Psychology Today Blogs, Nathan Heflick discusses the results of a survey that indicates that many persons may be unreasonably optimistic about their ability to escape COVID-19. He finds the implications of their optimism disturbing.
Follow the link for the complete article.
Francis John McConnell:
I’m sure you’ve gotten them: fund-raising appeals from candidates or political parties masquerading as surveys and characterized by slanted questions, such as
- Do you believe in truth, justice, and the American way, or are you going to vote for the party that worships Satan and sacrifices tween virgins on the altar of Moloch?
At The Roanoke Times, Dan Casey tells of one such survey he recently received, then attempts to recast the questions so that they reflect reality.
I commend his piece to your attention.