a few quick hits…before i close my eyes…

there’s this…article in this week’s Time…about the gambling habits of our presidential candidates…which in and of itself…is unremarkable…the journalism is lightweight…the analysis is slight…the bias obvious…the article is notable simply because because it exists…

is there a story here…sure…several…

“Don’t lie, cheat or steal — anything else is fair game,” McCain told his son Jack when the boy left for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.”

just what qualifies as…anything else…

“When his aides stopped him, fearing a public relations disaster, McCain suggested that they ask the casino to take a craps table to a private room, a high-roller privilege McCain had indulged in before.”

really…how much…how often…

“Obama used the sessions to bond with those who could aid his political ascent, including several lawmakers with whom he forged lasting political alliances, as well as some lobbyists. The banks, utilities and insurance agents were often represented…When he announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate, his poker pals — white guys from small-town Illinois — were among his earliest supporters.”

and…just how…and how much…have they supported him…

instead of following any of these questions…wherever they might lead…Time gives us this puff piece…

the candidates like to play games…they like to win…big deal…a competitive will is a valuable leadership trait…the space this article takes up is wasted…of all the things Time could have these reporters spilling words over…this is the least of our cares…

next up is this story from wired…about how the military is getting all…blofeld…with their weapons research…the most chilling passage…

Dr. Sadovnik also makes the intriguing suggestion that, instead of being used at high power to create an intolerable noise, it might be used at low power to produce a whisper that was too quiet to perceive consciously but might be able to subconsciously influence someone. The directional beam could be used for targeted messages, such as in-store promotions. Sadovnik even suggests subliminal advertising, beaming information that is not consciously heard…

finally, there’s this gem from Grace Jones…

i love it…can’t wait to put that in my hot rotation…

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