November 30, 2005
But I do NOT support this silly thing we're doing now where we're trying to help these people set up a new government and train their police and all of that. We shouldn't stand in their way, but we don't have to help them. It's a waste of our time and energy to do so anyway.
Well, CNN's main headline today is about Bush's new Iraq plan. The headline says "Document maps out Iraq victory strategy." The problem I have is that the headline is paired with a picture of Naval Academy midshipmen sleeping in an auditorium somewhere.
The caption does explain that they are sleeping while waiting for Bush, but the pairing would lead a casual observer to think that they are sleeping while listening to Bush's plan.
That would be completely disrespectful if they were, but they aren't. Instead, CNN is showing their disrespect with the obvious implication.
As I post this, CNN is updating the page. Now, they have a picture that looks like Bush has his eyes closed. I know CNN can afford to hire competent photo editors and I'm sure they have, so these pairings cannot be taken in any other way than a brazen display of bias.
I've mentioned before that I don't mind bias when everyone is honest about it, but I resent CNN's pretense at being unbiased.
November 06, 2005
Headset sends electricity through head, forcing wearer to move
ATSUGI, Japan - We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots.
But manipulating humans?
Prepare to be remotely controlled. I was.
This is really pretty terrifying to me.
I saw an episode of Batman one time where the Mad Hatter snuck mind-control headbands on people and made them fight Batman.
A friend of mine sent this to me and he made the following comments:
They hope Apple wants this technology for use with the iPod. Because they think it would be fun to dance uncontrollably to the beat of the music you are listening to.
Guess what I love about dancing.
You know, how it's NOT MIND CONTROL. And stuff.
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