Fake science led a mom to feed bleach to her autistic sons and police did nothing to stop her – NBC News

The word fake has certainly made quite a comeback in the era of trump. Those of us who hear the word fake news either are horrified or chuckle, I am always horrified and I’ve stopped using the word site even in my daily conversations as not to bring up the memory of fake news in someone else’s head.

We have fake videos also known as deepfake which can be used by anyone with a decent laptop to make videos of anyone saying anything. I know this is going to be prominent in the 2020 election cycle and beyond. As technology gets better it’s going to be harder and harder to see what is actually the truth. Putting words into an opponent’s mouth that he or she had never said will be commonplace. I remember when Photoshop first appeared on the scene. In the early 90s it was easy to see that something was photoshopped. It’s getting harder and harder to see that as the technology and the skills of those using it have improved.

And now we have fake science. Whether it’s these weird anti-vaccination people who’s ranks are growing day by day. I saw that Jessica Biel is not one of these anti-vaccination weirdos.I am 65 years old and in pretty good health for a man my age. I have had every vaccination that is cold for my medicine since I was born and I continued that practice today. I’ll be having my pneumonia vaccine done on the 17th of June. I schedule my flu shot vaccine in October and have my yearly physical at the same time. What’s a science is not just a sad story of people who are desperateI am 65 years old and in putting it is health for a man my age. I have had every vaccination that is cold for my medicine since I was born and I continue that practice today. Hope he having my pneumonia vaccine done on the 17th of June. I schedule my flu shot vaccine in October and have my yearly physical let the same time. But say science is not just a sad story of people who are desperate for a cure it’s also story about how Facebook in Twitter spread these ridiculous claims. Drinking bleach? Really? I know this mother was trying to make her infant better so I understand why the police did not pursue charges but even in Kansas I hope they are following up on the carrot she’s giving her kids.

I think we need to defend the first amendment a lot more than we need to defend the second one. That being said there are times when the first amendment needs to be breached. The famous case is the one where someone yells fire in a movie theater when there is no fire. Well I think that that same rationale should be used on social media for posts that claim things that are dangerous to do. Prime example giving bleach to your child to get rid of autism or telling people that vaccines are dangerous. enough is enough and it’s time for social media to take responsibility for what they are doing to our communities.

This is what state of Kansas is like for those who can’t take care of themselves:

Local police, the state’s division of adult protective services and a medical doctor treating Jeremy have all declined to intervene. A police spokesman said there wasn’t enough evidence that chlorine dioxide was dangerous; a caseworker with the Kansas Adult Protective Services told police that she didn’t see the situation as serious enough for the state to take action.

Shame on Kansas.

Yesterday I deleted my Twitter account. I was harassed for being gay by a trump supporter but Twitter said that he did not violate their guidelines because this person did not have a history of doing this. Does that mean that I can go out and shoot someone and not have any repercussions because I have never had a history of shooting someone. I won’t be unnecessarily upset because I’m on some social media platform. So unfortunately I think my blog will be coming to an end next month.yesterday I deleted my Twitter account. I was harassed for being game but he Trump supporter but Twitter said that it did not violate there guidelines because this person did not have a history of doing this. Does that mean that I can go out and shoot someone and not have any repercussions it does I have a never had a history of shooting someone. I won’t be unnecessarily upset because I’m on some social media platform. So unfortunately I think my blog will be coming to an end next month. Then a great run but after leaving Facebook my traffic was cut by 95 percent and Twitter and LinkedIn were my only ways to reach out to potential readers. I don’t have advertising on this blog but posting so that one or two people see it is what I think is akin to mental masturbation.

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A Kansas case illustrates the ways in which online health misinformation can sway authorities, including doctors and the police, who are charged with protecting the vulnerable.

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Nearly 140 Dogs Found Inside Mansion In Anaheim Hills, California

As an animal lover the fact that someone had 150 small animals living in a mansion when none of their neighbors in a gated community new that they even had a dog is frightful to me.

This is disgusting.

As a political junkie what I find most disturbing is the fact that these people, Edward and Jo Reitkopp were rabid Trump supporters. I’m not putting a correlation between the two but if you go to this person’s Facebook page you will see nothing but pictures of Trump.

The house was so filthy that people had to go in to get the animals in hazmat suits. the animals were covered in feces and urine, these people need to be put in jail for a long time and hopefully a jail that doesn’t let him go to the bathroom in a toilet just like what they did to their poor animals.

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Jo Reitkopp and as far as I’m concerned the picture of evil

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Google removes conversion therapy app from Play Store – The Verge

Honestly when I saw the report yesterday that Google had not removed this hateful app from its ecosystem I was very very disappointed. I thought that Google’s motto was Do no harm. I went to the Google play Store and reported the app for the many violations that it commits. It turns out Google did listen to the lgbtqi community and did the right thing. At the end of the day hatred of others it’s not something that as humans we should strive for. Instead being welcoming to everyone is how humanity will prosper.

I find it so ironic that when one of these anti-gay individuals finds out that they have a son or daughter that is gay there way of looking at things turn around. you would think that these people that espoused religious beliefs would understand that we are all God’s children. so thank you Google for doing the right thing, albeit a little late.

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Trump’s impeachment doesn’t have to wait. The Founding Fathers never wanted it to be an insurmountable hurdle – George Conway via NBC Think

I am of two minds about impeachment.

I can see George Conway’s point and yes Donald J Trump has done more than commit high crimes and misdemeanors while in office and deserve to be removed from his role as president of the United States.

I can see Nancy pelosi’s point of view here also. We are only 598 days away from the election. Even if we were to start impeachment proceedings immediately, which as we all know Congress doesn’t work that way, it would be starting very close to the actual campaign and election. And what better argument to Rally his supporters is that the orange nightmare going on TV and saying that he’s being persecuted.

We are at a quandary here. I still believe that what I have liked to call impeachment light which will be a series of high profile testimonies in front of congress with the public looking on. The ratings for the Michael Cohen testimonies should tell you something about how the American people will be glued to their various forms of media.

Hell yes he should be impeached but I think our best move is to get him out of office through the electoral process and then making sure that he is prosecuted for all of the things that he has done including getting in bed with the enemy.

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Roseanne Barr blames ABC firing on Michelle Obama – Yahoo News

Bill Maher said of his friend Roseanne Barr there are Mental health problems with her. Blaming others for your own failure is not a mental issue it’s a weakness in character. She got fired from her show because she opened her mouth and let her bigoted opinions come out.

She and Trump agree he’s a stable genius. although watching his actions of late and his inability to speak common words start making us wonder whether or not there is a mental health issue with him as well.

Trump, there is no audit of your IRS tax returns.

Bernie Sanders your taxes are not trapped in TurboTax and your wife knows the password.

Roseanne Barr you got fired because of your own deeds.

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Comedian Roseanne Barr sent Twitter into a frenzy, after she posted a photo of her bloody and swollen face on Twitter, with a caption blaming her injuries on a ‘tussle with Bill Cosby’. She later deleted a post and explained it was just a chemical peel.

Photo credit The Daily mail

The President just called the CEO of Apple ‘Tim Apple’ – The Verge

Whatever you want to call it, the president’s faculties are starting to look suspicious. He calls his National Security advisor John Bolton Michael Bolton, he missed writes his own wife’s name and calls her Melanie, he couldn’t even remember his chief of staff’s name General John Kelly. So calling the CEO of Apple whose name is pretty well known by everyone in the world Tim Apple is not just insulting but disturbing.

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Inside Robin Roberts’ ‘GMA’ interview with Jussie Smollett – Page Six

I’ll be honest I did not watch the whole interview but the part that I did watch made me think that he was lying through his teeth. I know hindsight is 20/20 but it’s how I felt when I watched it. I thought the tears were phony and his whole storyline made no sense. Just as Robin Roberts said why would you not give up your phone when you are being threatened by two big guys. Your an actor on a successful television program and you can’t afford to get a new phone and it’s worth being injured for it? It didn’t make sense then and now we know it was not true.

Look as a gay man I wanted to believe him. But there were too many holes in the story. one more thing, if someone put a noose around my neck, I certainly would not walk around Chicago with it there and would have figured out a way of hiding it until I got to the hospital. But he did not he wore it all the way to the hospital.

I’ve said this before on this blog. What he did hurts every single person who has been, or will be a target of a hate crime. That’s all I can say at this point without getting angry.

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Jussie Smollett and Robin Roberts photo credit ABC