Saturday, April 30, 2016

Then I really don't understand the hateful screaming

Four and a half years ago Matt Ridley at WSJ reported on Michael Shermer's, editor of Skeptic magazine, then-recent article in Scientific American debunking 9/11 conspiracies.

The key takeaway from Ridley's Maybe We're All Conspiracy Theorists:
[H]ow do we know that our own rational rejections of conspiracy theories are not themselves infected with beliefs so strong that they are, in effect, conspiracy theories, too?
*The post's headline is taken from "Everbody Loves Raymond" episode "Net Worth" (S5:E20).

This can't be good

Whenever Chicago is mentioned in a Financial Times headline.

Chill wind buffets Rahm Emanuel in Chicago
And the sub-headline:
Year-long budget stand-off compounded by growing mistrust of authorities

And they didn't forget to mention Moody's has downgraded the city to junk status.

Check and mate.