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  • Steven Bannon’s Expertise is Propaganda (2/2/2017) by Donald Steiny - Before he became editor of Breitbart, Bannon made many propaganda films.  He also was behind the book the book Clinton Cash. Clinton Cash was full of innuendos and statements accusing the Clintons of things that he later admitted the author could not back up. It was partially reprinted in the New York Times and was one of the things that was ...
  • The SF Bay Area is one of the biggest economies in the world (10/2/2016) by Donald Steiny -   46 states and the District of Columbia have lower GDPs than the SF Bay Area. The GDP of the SF Bay Area was 785 billion in 2015. The only states with a GDP higher than that are Texas, Florida, and New York (and, of course, the state of California, which has, by far, the highest GDP of any state). ...
  • Illusory correlation, group size and memory (7/6/2016) by Donald Steiny - This study shows that if people hear more positive statements about a group, they tend to like them more and if they hear more negative statements, they tend to like them less regardless of any basis for that judgment.  In other words, just bashing “liberals,” “conservatives,” or any other group enough will tend to make us like them less regardless ...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Support for Fracking (7/2/2016) by Donald Steiny - This posting puts Hillary Clinton’s support of fracking in context. I want to start by saying that I have no connection with the petroleum industry, I live in an area where there is  petroleum industry, I don’t drive (blind), and I live in an area where we have banned fracking, and I am glad. I don’t have a lot of ...
  • Republican Dilema (6/28/2016) by Donald Steiny - It will be interesting to see what the Republicans do at their convention. There is a lot of buzz about not nominating Trump, but I can’t see how they could get away with it. Who would they pick instead?  On what basis? Since the vast majority of Republicans voted for Trump, how would they take having their selection nixed? Several ...

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