How Alex Jones Hijacked Google

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

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Drudge ran an article that linked to Alex Jones’ InfoWars site. Here is his headline: GOOGLE Hides ‘Clinton Body Count’… It goes here, where we read: Google has altered its search algorithm to prevent searches for “Clinton body count” from auto-completing, despite the term auto-completing when typed in on virtually any other search engine. The […]

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Clinton, Pay-to-Play, and Google

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

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The big story on Drudge’s site on the evening of August 23 was this one: the records of Hillary Clinton’s meetings as Secretary of State reveal that half of the non-government people she met with gave donations to the Clinton Foundation. Here is what the Associated Press article announced: WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half […]

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Honey: Sweet Amazon Shopping

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

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Honey is a shopping app for Amazon. It lets you check the best prices on Amazon. It’s all automatic. What’s the best price? Is the seller rated highly? Can you save money on shipping? Honey tells you. What about digital discount coupons? Honey searches for them and presents them automatically the check-out. The story is […]

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How Much Error Is Tolerable?

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

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And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it. And Joab answered, The Lord make his people an hundred limes so many more as they be.” But my lord the king, […]

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The Statistical Irrelevance of Cable News

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

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Every month, Matt Drudge’s site gets about a billion page views. On August 19, Drudge posted a link to an article on the fact that Rachel Maddow has tied Megyn Kelly’s show in recent days. We read this: MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox News’ Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on […]

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How Conservative PAC’s Suckered Tea Party Donors

Posted on August 20, 2016

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By Paul H. Jossey As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take note of another conservative political phenomenon that the GOP nominee has utterly eclipsed: the Tea Party. The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It […]

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Surrendering Your Privacy, Digit by Digit

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

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We are losing our privacy forever. Most people just don’t care. We can see this with the free upgrade to Windows 10. It went on for a year. It was difficult not to accept the upgrade. You had to take steps to avoid it or the promotion. I sent out instructions on how to avoid […]

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Avoid Being Sidetracked by Battles Not Worth Winning

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

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But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may […]

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Ad-Blocking Software Shuts Down the MSM’s Business Models

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

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About two months ago, I could not access Forbes. I got a message: turn off your ad-blocking software. I didn’t. I notice that Forbes has reverted to its three-second delay strategy. The Telegraph, a British site, tried the same strategy. That lasted about a month. I know why. Almost no one turned off the ad-blocking […]

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How Nixon Killed Keynes’ Phony Gold Standard

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

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My generation says: “Each of us can remember where he was when he heard about Kennedy’s assassination. I can remember where I was when I heard about Nixon’s killing of the phony gold standard that John Maynard Keynes and the Soviet spy Harry Dexter White designed in 1944. It was a Sunday afternoon: August 15, […]

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