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Online journalism: still getting sources wrong in 2018

A radio station tweeted tonight about a story discussing how young kids are avoiding Apple’s “Screen Time” restrictions and spending more time on iPhones/iPads than their parents want them to. I clicked the link in the tweet. It took me to the radio station’s website where I read the article. At the end of the […]

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Meteors Hitting Russia? WTF?

There are meteors hitting Russia right now and we’re somehow just finding out about it. Hey Science, this is the kind of sh** that I expect to know about months in advance. #fail Check out this one at the :12 mark when a meteor starts coming in view up in the sky. This one is […]

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Entrepreneurial Idea #718: Make Crime Pay

In tough times like this, it seems some of our fellow Tri-Citians have found a novel way of making a few extra bucks: by turning in criminals. So far this year, Crime Stoppers has paid out $3,800 in rewards to 20 people, with $1,400 given just in October and November, said Mike Blatman, the law […]

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Mortgage Crisis Didn’t Happen Overnight

From the New York Times in 1999: Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits. In addition, banks, thrift institutions and mortgage […]

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Pasco Pet Store Sells Sick Puppies

How does something like this happen? There’s a story in our local paper that talks about a Petland store in Pasco that recently sold four puppies that were sick with Parvo. Two of the four have died. Yikes! Here’s the part I don’t get: It’s unclear whether the puppies were infected at the store or […]

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Deja vu…

Today I discovered an absolutely fascinating article about Princeton’s “Global Consciousness Project”, and how a little, black box supposedly sensed the 9/11 and Asian tsunami tragedies before they happened. Yes, it sounds “far out”, and it is. Only a passing mention is given to the other side of the story — the “skeptics” as they […]

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