Saturday, May 28, 2022

Obvious Truth

 


A goodly amount of support for Trump derives from pushback against his relentless persecution by his deranged enemies on the Left. — Fletcher



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Headlines

 


Previously secret ‘alternative’ Mueller report goes public

Thousands of people are leaving Hong Kong — and now it’s clear where they are going

Sen. Schumer blocks GOP school safety bill

AK-47, list of targets found at ANOTHER school …

Trump ordered to sit for questioning in New York civil probe

Home listings jump as sellers worry they may miss out on the red-not housing market

Uvalde shooter fired outside school for 12 minutes before entering

NYT: Secret plans for apocalyptic scenarios …

2016 Clinton attorney Sussmann won’t testify in his own defense at trial

White House says Russia will likely default on debt; U.S. official says Moscow making ‘incremental progress’ in Dombas

Ray Liotta dies at 67

The Don blasts Kellyanne: Go back to your crazy husband!



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Friday, May 27, 2022

Obvious Truth

 

Special Counsel John H. Durham

Pilgrim, the Michael Sussmann trial has revealed that not only is he guilty … but so is the FBI, Hillary Clinton, her campaign execs, Obama and his posse … and, depressingly, very much of our Deep State. If the accountability for this corruption stops with this trial, our country may never again be noble. — Fletcher


And Pilgrim, much of America knows not of this festering pustule because many of our media are also complicit with the above cockroaches.



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Quotable Quote

 


One should never accept life at face value.— Fletcher



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Apt Analody

 


Judging Democrats by their words and not their deeds is like playing Russian roulette with six bullets! — Fletcher


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Obvious Truth

 

From daily timewaster blog



The America-led war on carbon is possibly the most imbecilic policy trope of the 21st century. — Fletcher



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Headlines

 


‘Trump picked this fight’: Why heavyweight Republicans no longer fear Trump

Fed minutes point to more rate hikes that go further than the market anticipates

Records: Hunter Biden bought and used burner phone apps

Furious father slams cops for waiting 90 minutes to take down killer … Onlookers urged police to charge in …

In Australia, climate burned the right

Putin cannot be allowed to win war, Germany says; Russia claims it will allow foreign ships to leave Ukrainian ports

Obama slammed for linking Texas school massasure to George Floyd

Ramos Facebook warnings before attack …

Biden invites Gianna Floyd to sit at his desk after signing police reform executive order

Monkey pox does not pose a COvID-style risk despite its swift spread, top health experts say

Beto O’Rourke heckles Gov. Abbott at press conference about school shooting, is escorted out by police

Outrage builds as NRA gathers in Houston … City preps for protests …


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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Simple Pleasures


- Turning to the cool side of the pillow

- The first sip of hot coffee with a mouthfull of glazed donut

- Warm woolen socks while shoveling fluffy snow

- The sense of grace after doing a good deed

- A PB&J sandwich on squishy white bread with a cold glass of milk

- The pine scent of a fresh Christmas tree

- An evening shower bringing a cool breeze after a scorcher of a day

- Cold buttermilk after working in the hot sun

- The smell of burning leaves in the fall … now a rarity

- Snorkeling on a tropical reef full of colorful fish

- A clear star-filled sky featuring the Milky Way 

- The sweet innocent smell of a new baby



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Evolving Epigram


The Squad

An embarrassment of bitches …



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Headlines

 


Biden pleas for political action on guns after Texas school shooting

Russia is now exposed to a historic debt default: Here’s what happens next

Trump-backed Ken Paxton wins Texas AG primary, leaving last Bush in elected office without a job

Texas gunman shot his grandmother before massacre …

Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol’s ruins

19 children, 2 teachers killed in Texas elementary school shooting

Herschel Walker wins Georgia Republican Senate primary — will face off against Warnock

Worst since Sandy Hook … FBI reports 50% jump in incidents …

Raffenssperger wins Georgia Secretary of State primary over Trump-backed opponent

‘Why are we willing to live with this carnage?’ Biden pushes to tighten gun laws after Texas shooting

Marjorie Taylor Greene easily defeats primary challengers

ISIS plot to assasinate W. Bush in Dallas foiled …


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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

“Hell Frozen Over” Reprise

 

Reprise … originally published on this bog in 2016.

In that I am tutoring chemistry of late, I am reminded of this entry that was originally published in my blog Junkier Science in 2006:

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One anonomous student, however, wrote the following:

“First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

 

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

 

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

 

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

 

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

 

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct ... leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting ‘Oh my God.’"

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A".



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Hitchhiking on the Road to Hell

 


President Biden has good intentions. He believes that we must go through an “incredible transition’ away from fossil fuels … see: Our Incredible Transition. Unfortunately, we must do it on his schedule … which is by tomorrow. If this destroys our economy or starts World War 3 …. well that’s just the price we will have to pay!


But what if your premise is wrong, you demented old fool?



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Today’s Poser (Updated)


If we have the Davos globalist elites, why do we need the UN? They are just as good at screwing things up for the rest of us!


Afterward: See the video in the blog Artificial Intelligence … and The American Thinker.



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Headlines



GOP primary wars leave deep wounds in GGeorgia

Tech rout just a ‘shake out’: Top CEOs predict what’s next for markets

Draft letter reveals National School Boards Association demanded Biden use military force to deal with parents

Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory …

NATO bid reignites Sweden’s dispute with Turkey over Kurds

Russia strikes multiple towns in Dombas, Ukraine says; Moscow looks ready to sever ties with the West

Top Russian UN diplomat quits over opposition to Ukraine war, slams Putin

Pentagon to send troops to protect US embassy in Kyiv …

Gov. Kemp fires back after Stacey Abrams calls Georgia ‘worst state’

Volkswagen chief says German giant will overtake Tesla in electric vehicle sales by 2025

WHO says monkey pox is primarily spreading through sex among men

Mexico shooting: 11 dead as gunmen rampage through hotel and bars


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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Quotable Quote



What motivates some “innocent” young children to torture and even kill their pets? — Fletcher



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Apt Analogy



Sending Joe Biden to solidify our Asian alliances is a whole lot like asking Emmett Kelly to teach physics at MIT. — Fletcher



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Carnac

 


The Answer: Baby formula


The Question: What  is e = mc^2 ?


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Headlines

 


Dem-allied groups drop an A-bomb on Mastruano to start Pa. Gov race

U.S. announces major Asian economic deal in effort to boost profile, counter China

Slow Joe: Only 37% of Democrats say Biden’s policies have helped economy

Monkey pox spotted in Florida … Spreading through sex? WHO warns against mass gatherings …

Experts say Ukraine war shows a new way to feed the world is needed

Biden says U.S. willing to use force to defend Taiwan — prompting backlash from China

Biden sounds alarm on ‘monkey pox’ outbreak

Surge in Navy deserters could be sign of bigger problem for military …

Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel slain in Tehran

Oxfam calls for end to billionaire ‘bonanza,’ says millions are falling into extreme poverty

500k illegals cross border in 10 weeks

Putin backlash as thousands stage revolt at St. Petersburg concert …


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Monday, May 23, 2022

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Monkey Pox

 

And without a condom …


This made me GOL (guffaw out loud) … see: Stilton’s Place.



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Rational Rapture


 

It seems the common sense parts of the brains of a great many Americans have escaped their craniums and are floating up into the clouds like a rational rapture. — Fletcher



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Evolving Epigram

 

The Zoom call from hell


I shall overcome. — Jeffery Toobin



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Headlines

 


Ditched by Trump, Mo Brooks raises from the dead

Ukraine rules out cease fire and ceding territory; Moscow names 963 Americans banned from Russia

Federal judge blocks Biden from ending Title 42 in response to lawsuit from coalition of Republican-led states

Musk blasts Biden, Dems over ‘hate’ … Stock -44% for year … ‘There will be blood’ …

Fate of 2,500 POWs from Mariupol steel plant raises concerns

Biden signs $40 billion Ukrainian aid package on trip to Asia

Democrats’ census shenanigans may have cost them Texas and Florida House seats

Up Down Under … Anti-troyal Prime Minister … Australia moves left …

U.S., South Korea open to expand military drills to deter North 

Renault reveals electric-hydrogen hybrid  concept car, says it will have a range of up to 497 miles

New York’s [new] Congressional maps create chaos for Democrats

Shock poll: 70% of Republicans say impeach Biden after midterms



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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Carnac



The Answer: women’s choice, Putin’s inflation and replacement theory


The Question: What three terms are required to be included at least once every 15-minute segment on MSNBC News?



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Quotable Quote

 


As a callow youth, I used to decry Big Oil supplying much of the world’s energy needs. Now, not so much. — Fletcher



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AptAnalogy



Attorney Michael Sussmann, on trial for lying to the FBI, was billing the Hillary Clinton campaign $1,000 per hour. Isn’t that about the same rate that high-class female escorts charge their Johns?



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Headlines

 


Florida wants to avoid critical race theory and ‘social justice’ in social studies texts

Stocks close flat in wild session Friday that saw the S&P 500 briefly fall into a bear market

San Francisco archbishop bans Pelosi from receiving holy communion over pro-abortion views

Pressure intensifies on world’s richest man [Musk] …Tesla’s golden moment over?

Secret Service: 2 employees on leave after ‘off-duty’ incident amid Biden’s Asian trip

World Health Organization confirms 80 cases of monkey pox with outbreaks in 11 countries

Federal judge blocks Biden from ending Title 42

Polls open in bitterly fought Australian election …

Turkey’s ransom for not blocking NATO is F-16 fighter jets

Tech stocks mired in longest weekly loosing streak since dot-com bust

Another day, another Black Lives Matter mansion scandal

Crypto-pocolypse comes for MiamiCoin … Mayor bets millions of tax dollars …


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Saturday, May 21, 2022

NDA

 


Elon Musk’s recent sexual harassment accuser has disclosed that he made her sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in exchange for $250,000. Now, Pilgrim, don’t you find the whole concept of a NDA under such circumstances, real or imagined, somewhat self-defeating?

If there were a NDA and this female accuser broke it, what recourse would Elon have? If he accuses her of breaking it, he is admitting to its existence and to the alleged offense,  pretty much. So he must let her off with breaking her vow … and allow us to conclude that her ethics are in such disrepair that she likely embellished the original accusation.


There are such squirrelly people … as we have seen over and over.


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False Ptophets

 


Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. — Matthew 7:15


Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Anthony Fauci, Al Gore, Mark Zuckerberg, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Joy Behar, Ben Bernanke, Kin Jong un, Vladimir Putin, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Jerome Powell, Xi Jinping, Angela Merkel, Churck Schumer, George Soros, John Kerry

and sometimes, Elon Musk and, yes, even Fletcher!



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The Difference

 


Trump was very good at dealing with ambiguity. Biden is good at creating ambiguity.— Fletcher



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Headlines

 


Democrats are walking into an Obamacare fiasco of their own making

Nothing Korea could launch missile or nuclear test to overshadow Biden Asian trip

Senate votes 86-11 to pass $40 billion Ukrainian aid package; sends bill to Biden’s desk

Space XXX … Musk accused of sex harassment … cash payoff …

California won’t ban offshore drilling after legislation stalls

Musk denies ‘wild accusations’ against him in apparent reference to harassment report

George W. Bush condemns ‘brutal invasion of Iran … I mean Ukraine’

U.S.  growth  seen outpacing China first time since 1976 …

Former FBI official recounts alleged lie at heart of Sussmann trial

Zelensky says Donbas completely destroyed; Russia considers bill to let over-40s into military

NBC: Analysis of Hunter Biden’s hard drive proves $11 million in payments from China

Stocks on brink of bear … gas prices hit record …


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Friday, May 20, 2022

Just Juice


A number of years ago I tutored a precocious kid … now known as the rapper, “Just Juice.” In fact he wrote his first rap as a homework assignment. Now he has his raps “Smooth” and “Zero” as the background music for two Budweiser commercials … one of which is above. The other is age restricted by YouTube.


 Neato!




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Tradition



Those firebrand reformers, who believe that societal norms that have been forged over the history of mankind, can be tossed away like so much used tissues …usually find out the hard way that these norms are often there for good reason.



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Transference



I’ve noticed an interesting phenominum among my liberal friends … an irrational offloading of blame for everything that is turning to cheese these days … blaming everything on Trump … inflation, Russia invading Ukraine, our Mexican border debacle, high gas prices and on and on.


Now Pilgrim, hasn’t Trump been out of office for 15 months? How can he be held responsible? Other than through this mental backflip?


I think Freud called this gymnastic “transference.”



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Ancient Megalodon shark versus modern great white shark …


Afterward: Why so huge? See: More on Gravity.



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Headlines

 


Poll: Kemp leads Purdue by 32 points ahead of Georgia’s  GOP gubernatorial primary

Russia says it sent 900 Ukrainian soldiers to prison camp; Moscow firing top commanders, UK says

Biden Admin pauses Ministry of Truth amid epic backlash, Jankowicz resigns

New COVID warning … wave-accelerating …

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase supply of U.S. infant formula

The Euro is nearing parity with the dollar; ar; Here’s what it could mean for investors

Biden admin closes foreign lobbying investigation into Hunter Biden-linked consulting firm

Google says close to achieving ‘human level’ AI …

Former FBI official takes stand in trial of former Democrat party lawyer

Tencent profits plunge as Chinese tech giant grapples with COVID lockdowns

DCCC’s internal polling has Republicans leading them 47-39 in generic ballot

USA barreling toward recession, more experts say …



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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Apt Analogy

 


Elon Musk’s saying he is going to vote Republican alienates his Tesla customer base in the same manner as Disney’s advocating grooming children threatens its family friendly image.



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Carnac



The Answer: Chicken finger


The Question: What was his response when Barack Obama was accused of being a “leading from behind” coward?



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Headlines



Sweden, Finland submit applications to join NATO

Powell says Fed will not hesitate to keep raising rates until iinflation comes down

Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary goes into overtime Dr. Oz and David McCormick neck and neck

MAGA down: Madison Cawthorn voted out …

Orban’s price: What will it take to get Hungary to ban Russian oil?

JP Morgan investors hand Jamie Dimon a rare rebuke with disapproval of $52.6 million bonus

Trump-backed Ted Budd wins GOP Senate nomination in North Carolina

Arkansas Gov. says GOP needs to move past Trump …

Fall of Mariupol appears at hand

‘World is against us’: Russian analyst gives damning assessment of Ukraine war on state TV

Hunter Biden whistleblower says FBI ‘didn’t seem interested’ in reviewing laptop hard drive

NYC high alert over rising COVID cases …


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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Bots

 


Elon Musk has torn the bandage off the gaping wound of social media — the artificial inflation of their active user statistics through the use of bots (short for “robots” … computers pretending to be active users by logging onto web sites). Since advertisers pay based on the number of active users, these social media giants may well be padding their profits with such subterfuge … shameful.


I myself have noticed occasional spikes in readership of this blog … which is managed by Blogspot, a subsidiary of Google (Alphabet). These bots … be they internal (or even Russian), would triple or quadruple the daily hits overall … but, interestingly, not show up on individual post numbers.


Pilgrim, since I don’t carry ads on this blog, these shenanigans benefitted neither Alphabet nor myself. So, to me, it’s mox nix.


What was Google’s original motto, “Dot be evil?” It has since changed it …



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Quotable Quote

 


Passively accepting life as it comes makes good sense, but not good dollars. — Fletcher



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Headlines


MoveOn plows $30 million into ‘U.S. vs. MAGA’ campaign

Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move foreword’ until he has clarity on bot numbers

Biden reverses Trump’s withdrawal — orders troops back into Somalia

California church shooter motivated by anti-Taiwanese hate, police say 

Latino group spends big on anti-Laxalt ad  in Nevada Senate race

‘The stakes are now massive’: Turkey threatens to block NATO membership for Sweden and Finland

Abbott and FDA reach deal on reopening closed baby formula factory

CA Republican could win statewide office …

More than 260 Uranian fighters evacuated from Mariupol steel works

Crypto industry wields its influence in Washington after pouring over $30 million into campaigns

Pelosi demands private companies provide travel for abortions

LUNA investment was worth $1.6 billion,  Now, less than $3,000 …



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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Evolving Epigram

 


Don’t let the awful be the enemy of the good.  — Joe Biden



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Sticks and Stones


The Creature King of the Ultra MAGAs



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Comfort News



Pilgrim, shhhh … I’m going to tell you a secret — Americans … likely you and I included … would rather not be fed the raw truth in the news. Instead, they … we … would rather have a certain level of comfort when scanning the latest world developments. They … we … don’t want to hear that our leaders are self-serving crooks. They … we … would rather be told that these poltroons are really on our side to the end … even if we really know they aren’t.


Pilgrim, may I suggest that we seek out the real bitter news and not just the sugar-coated pablum.



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Quotable Quote



By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over. —Gore Vidal



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Headlines

 


Biden’s recipe for the midterms: Less honey, more vinegar

China’s economic data disappoint in April as COVID controls weigh

Twitter alleges Elon Musk broke NDA over discussions on fake accounts

Russia loses ‘third of forces’ in Ukraine …

Sen. van Hollen says he suffered stroke

Every U.S. home has a wildfire score. Some areas see a 20% jump in risk

Russian oligarch recorded saying Putin suffering from blood cancer

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Fetterman hospitalized with stroke

Finland, Sweden set to apply to join NATO, a historic move for traditionally neutral countries

One killed in Laguna Woods [Taiwanese congregation] church shooting —  suspect detained

Navy hush-hush after secret moat’s unexplained sinking …


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Monday, May 16, 2022

Obvious Truth



Pilgrim, at some point the population of gullible wealthy greenie virtue signalers will begin to dry up. This is when Elon Musk will turn his attention away from Tesla. Perhaps he already has with his intended purchase of Twitter?



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Cotton Candy



My grandfather had a term for cotton candy. it was “gap and get nothing.” This aphorism might be applied to the “active user” statistic supplied by Twitter to its advertisers … advertisers who pay Twitter good money based on these numbers.


Twitter has stated in government filings that the percentage of bots in its active user population is less than 5%. But Elon Musk has suspended his offer to purchase this company until he gets a better handle on what this real number is. Speculation in the business media is that the real number might be north of 90%! Wow!


Imagine what a Twitter advertiser must feel about this possible swindle! American lawyers should be salivating over the potential litigation hurricane that is in the offering just over this company … let alone if this grift has become customary among the other social media ilk?


Afterward: And Musk’s takeover price for Twitter may end up quite a bit lower?



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