Book Review: The Crypto-Terrestials by Mac Tonnies

“There’s an itch in my mind, but I can only find it occasionally. It’s like rummaging through a box of ancient refuse and incomprehensible knick-knacks and suddenly feeling the two-pronged bite of a snake between your fingers; you recoil, shrinking, but your curiosity is irreversibly piqued. You want to empty the box into the light…

Book Review: Glow Kids by Nicholas Kardaras

Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids – And How to Break The Trance “What we are discovering is that video gaming is perverting an ancient neural-hormonal network. Unlike our ancestors, who were in fight-of-flight adrenal arousal for only brief, acute periods of emergency—like being chased by a lion—today’s tech keeps the adrenaline…

Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy “The trouble is that profits end up serving as a stand-in, or proxy, for truth.” ~ Cathy O’Neill By Court Skinner In the not so distant past fallible human beings made decisions about other human beings – some beneficial, others less so, but…

Book Review: Hess and the Penguins by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

“Like the two Kennedy assassinations or the assassination of Dr. King, or the still-debatable Watergate affair (“What was that really about?”), or the Waco tragedy or the Oklahoma City Bombing or 9/11, it [the Hess affair] is a pivotal event of the twentieth century, and perhaps even the pivotal event. But, unlike the rest of…

Book Review: Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis

“The danger is not that we shall aim too high and miss; the real danger is that we train our eyes on the floor and end up there.” ~Yanis Varoufakis By Catherine Austin Fitts I often say, “he who archives, writes history.” Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis kept impeccable records of Greek efforts to negotiate…