Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Blogroll Addition

The Informant, a site that covers hate groups.

For now, it's free. But I'm skeptical how smaller players can make much money trafficking in online news. The big papers do, to some extent. Google and Facebook make money by vacuuming up free content and then selling ads that go along with them.

I had a brief chat with a publisher as to why they offer so many free stories on their website. The response was that the paper gets enough subscribers from doing that, so between that and the online ads, it's worth it to them to give away shit.

It's popular, now, to talk about how Facebook and Google are decimating local newspapers. But it's not just them. Craigslist wiped out the classified ad market a long time before Facebook Marketplace jumped into the game.

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