I hope my Republican & Democrat (& other) friends can rally behind this simple truth. We all love this country and we all want to keep making it better. As a naturalized citizen, I am very proud of the United States. It has given me a sense of security, safety and also given me hopeContinue reading “I love this country”
Tag Archives: Politics
By the definitions some use today, wouldn’t Medicare qualify as socialism?
Comparing Fox News & Washington Posts coverage of the same story
Fox News article on the left. See the headline. It actually links to the Washington Post article on the right as its source. See that headline. And if you read the article it says the US actually ranked 19th on risk and vulnerability to biologial threats. And if you look at the report it doesContinue reading “Comparing Fox News & Washington Posts coverage of the same story”
This is going to take longer than we think, and that’s ok
[Skip this if you don’t like bad news. I don’t enjoy saying this one bit. And I don’t want this to be true. I’d like things to go back to normal next month. But they are not.] I believe things will not get back to normal until we have a vaccine. The various treatments undergoingContinue reading “This is going to take longer than we think, and that’s ok”
Deepfake videos in Indian elections, what does it portend?
Here’s how it has kinda evolved: In the early days you had to speak on a stump to connect with your voters. Then you had access to a megaphone to make your voice travel further. If you wrote and published your writings, you could always have help to polish it up, or even have someoneContinue reading “Deepfake videos in Indian elections, what does it portend?”
Republic Day of India in San Francisco
Jan 26, 2020 was the Republic Day of India. People in San Francisco came together to celebrate the 70th year of the adoption of the Constitution of India, at the Consulate General of India in San Francisco. 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA,Continue reading “Republic Day of India in San Francisco”
The intense scrutiny Facebook added on people posting political ads
Facebook, in principle, has a very solid premise. An online social graph where every individual is a real person and has the same social norms and consequences as in the real world is a social graph that is good at regulating itself. But they added in non-people into this graph to generate revenue and endedContinue reading “The intense scrutiny Facebook added on people posting political ads”
A brief, selective history of India
[Just putting together some thoughts. Welcome fact checking / corrections / perspectives.] 28,000 years ago The oldest definitively identified Homo sapiens fossils yet found in South Asia are Balangoda man. Named for the location in Sri Lanka where they were discovered, they are at least 28,000 years old. 10,000 years ago Indians who are lactose-tolerantContinue reading “A brief, selective history of India”
Sondland Testimony, CBS vs Fox, ‘quid pro quo’ or not?
Exact same testimony, exact same words being reported. CBS says “Sondland confirms a quid pro quo”. Fox says “Sondland confirms Trump told him no quid pro quo”. Now it may seem like one of them is blatantly lying. But that’s not true. They are reporting different aspects. Sondland confirmed he thought there was supposed toContinue reading “Sondland Testimony, CBS vs Fox, ‘quid pro quo’ or not?”