Curtain Raiser

A good read. — YUR


The Burning Season Is On, Colltalers

There are some fair assumptions we may now make about the catastrophic wild fires in California: they came to stay; they’ll get worse; they are, indeed, direct result of climate change. Oh, and that we’re behind the curve and still unprepared to control them.
Apart from that, last week’s headlines belonged to two other man-made disasters, whose impact we’re beginning to grasp, even if not that startled by either of them: proof that Facebook is politically biased (shock!); and that Brexit won’t work (double shock!).
Unlike what some accused The Beatles of once pretending to be, Facebook is now more popular than that famous Dec. birthday boy. So the NYTimes exposé about how the mammoth social media concern was, all along, concerned only about maintaining its sheer dominance, never mind Russia’s attacks on the U.S. 2016 elections and democracy, came as a surprise to…

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3 Responses to “Curtain Raiser”

  1. 1 Colltales November 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for the rebbloging, Uncle. Cheers

  2. 2 roy odom jr November 19, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing, UR. Usually, California seems half a continent away. But now, it seems right next door.

  3. 3 unclerave November 20, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Two of my cousins lived in Paradise, CA, along with their grown children and grandchildren. A total of 25 people. Fortunately, they all made it out safely, but my two cousins lost their homes, and one lost her business. So far, their spirits seem to be okay, but I worry about the effects of losing friends and neighbors, and co-workers and people that we all run into on a daily basis. It all adds up, roy.

    — YUR

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