Social Media is Human Poison

Despite all of the marketing hype, the reality is that social media is human poison. It is behind the massive decline in mental health, explosion of bullying, and even the exponential growth of both extremist groups and mass shootings. While the tech world has been pretty good about spending lobbyist dollars and filtering out negative comments about themselves online, the fact is it all does more harm than good. Any “community” online that allows “like minded individuals” to create self re-enforcing echo chambers where baseless nut-jobs can send forth wackos…

Was Dumping All Things Tesla on This Month’s To-Do List?

It should have been! I’m in the process of checking all of the mutual funds and ETFs I own and if they have any piece of anything Tesla they are gone. I called this back on May 1st for the loyal readers of this blog. The problem of Elon Musk has only gotten worse, not better. He seems physically incapable of understanding the socks-in-sandles-wearing-tree-huggers are the only ones buying his electric vehicles. None of them liked Trump. Fast forward to May 22, 2022. Forbes is reporting the $140 Billion one…

The Tesla Implosion

It’s a rare thing to watch a company blast from obscurity to mega fame/fortune then to failure, at least it used to be. Tesla and Elon Musk are proving it to be too common. We are used to the flash-in-the-pan failures like Robinhood. Anyone old enough to have lived through the DOT-BOM flameout knows all too well the number of companies that can flood the market during a gold rush then go bust. Stupid money chases a trend created by a fad. There is a multi-part documentary PBS stations aired…

The Downward Spiral of Amazon

I talk a lot about the fall of Amazon in my latest book. Everybody wants to believe the company they invest in or try to get a job in “because it is cool” will be around forever. Here’s a tip. There are no forever stocks anymore. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times. Amazon is now where Sears was when Sears built the tower in Chicago. Both groups built a testimony to the size of their manhood, both groups took their eyes off the ball, both…

Review – A Discovery of Witches

★★★★☆ I put A Discovery of Witches on my rental list as an experiment. After watching the first disk of the limited series, I have to say, the experiment did not fail. I fell in love just a few minutes in when I saw River Song (Alex Kingston) from Dr. Who appear in a new role. Alex was also in Warrior Queen, a movie I have in my collection. Then there was Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) from Sherlock. (I must say I liked her better with long hair. Someone needs…

Review – Archangel

★★★★☆ Archangel leaves little doubt why Daniel Craig was chosen to play 007. This is a gritty low-budget spy thriller actually filmed in Russia. Yekaterina Rednikova is an actress whom I wish got more English speaking roles. She speaks it like a native. The girl can really act! For most of her early scenes she has a very stoic Russian expression. Then there is one scene where she asks Daniel Craig. “You ever have to pay for it?” “Once, when I was 16. Had to lose my virginity. It was…

Review – The Man Who Knew Infinity

★★★★☆ The Man Who Knew Infinity is most definitely not a 6-pack and pizza movie. It’s a movie for when you want to be immersed in deep thought. When a movie is about a math prodigy that never went to school, it is always going to seem like a film that will make it tough for the average Joe to find a foothold. Thankfully they focused on the process and the racism and the wife back home who would never really be a wife to her husband. Jeremy Irons and…

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