Russian Troll Talks

Editor's note: Given the distractions and confusion caused by social media trolls we cannot confirm the authorship of this opinion piece, but we find its analysis interesting and at times insightful.

Zdravstvuj, I am one of those people you read about. We are phantoms to some who think knowledge is stable and real, we know better. First a little history. When the online comment and communications boards began most people had no idea of the power and influence they would eventually create. AOL chat was an early participant as was Yahoo, it was often childish and its format not open to propaganda and idea dissemination. Anyone remember Yahoo answers, it too was occasionally interesting, but the audience wasn't wide enough and we needed better directing and focusing, we needed to target an audience that would believe or even just doubt.

But something else was going on and had been going for a long time. Think Tanks (TT) formed a model for the control of information. RAND and H…

Fact Paradox and Random Musings

Edit 04/2019 - I left lots in, removed a few items, and as always used few words so as to create questions, perplexity, and thought. Take in small doses for words can provoke thinking, even wisdom.

The birth of time and space as we understand it occurred some 15 billion years ago.
"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." Bill Clinton when asked about having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
Dick Cheney, a four time draft dodger justified the Iraq invasion, claiming 'Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDS).'
If opinions are only opinions what are opinions.
Certainty is unscientific.
Imagine bacteria from a space probe starting life on another planet.
Some scientists claim humanity has a 50/50 chance of surviving this century.
The Mosuo are the only known significant matriarchal society.
A nation of great wealth disparity is an un-freedom nation.
Thousands of Americans and it is estimated over a million Iraqis have died so far over these WMDS.

JM's favorite, mostly short, quotes in alphabetical order.

Posted 02/2019 edit 06/04/19

"A book is a mirror: When a monkey looks in, no apostle can look out."
"A day without laughter is a day wasted." Charlie Chaplin
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." William James
"A man is what he thinks about all day long." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see." Roland Barthes
"A rational person cannot seek to confirm their beliefs, only to test them." Chris Hallquist
"A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James
"Actions speak louder than words." mom
"All generalisations - perhaps except this one - are false." Kurt Gödel
"All good art is abstract in its structure." Paul Strand
"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends." Ri…
Donnie John Trump self made Myth

The estimated federal deficit next year will exceed a trillion dollars, boosting the national debt past $21 trillion.
Trump had promised to eliminate that debt entirely, you go Donnie and republican hypocrites, bet that tax bill was good for you all.
Draft dodger Trump is the Dr Reo Symes of modern American life and his fans buy into the product line.
Fake university fake foundation fake wine company fake tax returns fake football team John Barron fake fake fake.
How about the ball-less republicans couldn't face a woman but turned cheerleaders for a lying spoiled rich boy.
After Sniffles Kavanaugh is confirmed, Roy Moore is next in line, a real devil's triangle in the SCOTUS.
Trump snowflakes now think the Clintons were behind hurricane Florence, what powers huh. You go Trumpies.
President Trump cites China's respect for his 'very, very large a brain' kinda like a large empty dump truck we guess.
Fox kowtows to Trump BS, can a…

Why Democrats Lose

America Today

When you view modern America today you often wonder why Americans vote against their own interest and cheer a man who cares nothing for them. Long but worth your time.

'Thomas Frank: Why Democrats Lose'


"We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy." Henry Miller

Trump Rallies = Snowflakes waving Signs being lied to, how cute is that.

Donald John Trump the first American president to have 'play dates' with dictators.
Seventy five percent of Trump rally claims are false or BS, wake up deplorables, 87% of the tax change went to the 1 percent.
More heroism from draft dodger Donnie freezing ACA payments for Americans in need, ever see such courage?
Trump administration claims of no collusion are like the robber who got caught in the act, but judge, sir, I didn't rob the bank. I'm innocent.
Does the self hurting republican voter realize their hatred is managed by the powerful to control them and get their vote?
Conservatives are all about individual rights until your rights differ from their ideology, proving they aren't about individual rights.
Trump refers to his mouth as a musical instrument and hopes it is attached to his brain? Really!
Federalist Society and other dark money judicial organizations are governed by the elite for the elite.
During a rally in Montana, President Trump went on a…

The people tweet the president....

"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words." Philip K. Dick

The fake presidency continues and criminal pardons too....

Shame you weren't invited to the royal wedding you could have told them that your weddings were great great great.
Donnie just give another teleprompter speech that way all the trumpettes will be convinced you're not a 'toddler'.
Republicans today are what ideology looks like, sycophants, puppets and tea party snowflakes.
MAGA Is really MAER, Make America's Elite Richer, note only how little is said about wages under Donnie and the dark money elite.
Or maybe MAGA stands for Many Are Getting Arrested? That is true too under the Trump presidency.
'Feckless' is a compliment in the Trump administration why are they whining, separated children want to know?
Donnie how'd you know American Evangelicals we…