We know about it courtesy of WikiLeaks and its big “Year Zero”/Vault7 release, made just last week. The idea is to “aim for a full spectrum meme generation, analysis, quality control/assurance and organic transmission apparatus.” The CIA does not merely want to know everything we do. It wants to influence how we think. Planting stories
Paul Jacob, Get Over It Nobody cares one whit whether or not you consider Donald J. Trump your president. He is now the president of these United States of America. He won the election fair and square, by the rules — Electoral College and all — that everyone knew well in advance. I won’t say,
Paul Jacob, “Republicans would create chaos in the health care system because they are stuck,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says, “between a rock and a cliché.” Oh. Off by a word or two. But I don’t need to fix it. What needs to be fixed is the whole medical-industrial complex, including the over-regulated, mis-regulated,
Paul Jacob, Christmas is about joy. I like joy. And presents. By the time you read this, your house and mine will probably be awash in torn wrapping paper and discarded ribbons and bows. Good. Sure, I think the gift-giving can sometimes be too much, but the joy on a child’s face . . .
Paul Jacob, A commentator on MSNBC referred to him as “a polarizing figure.” Indeed. At one pole we find folks blinded by their love for socialism, and at the other, those of us believing in fundamental human rights. Fidel Castro, the dictator of Cuba for more than half a century, is dead. The New York
Paul Jacob, Last week, a sixth-grader clipped me for five bucks . . . to help the public schools. The boy was going door to door, which I’ve had occasion to do. And he was certainly well mannered and well spoken. Glad to give. Plus, it was only one Federal Reserve Note, the second-smallest
Paul Jacob, Regarding mornings, put me in Sheriff Hopper’s camp. He’s the Stranger Things character, repeatedly informing folks: “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” Speaking of stranger things, who expects an early-morning SWAT-like police raid on their home? Three years ago, that’s what happened to Cindy Archer. Near dawn, a dozen police officers in flak
Paul Jacob, It’s over . . . but it’s not. A conscientious Show-Me state citizen activist has won his case, but . . . A year ago, the unethical Missouri Ethics Commission fined Ron Calzone $1,000 for not paying a silly $10 fee. To register as a lobbyist. They also ordered him to stop talking