Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

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This is how the Democrats get money out of politics
Beyond his campaign’s enormous spending spree, the amount the billionaire former New York mayor has given directly to his campaign shows why he will likely be able to stay in the race for a long time, regardless of where he stands in the polls. The record shows Bloomberg contributed over $200 million to his campaign. His campaign had $11 million on hand going into the year 2020.” — Hmmm $200 million all before a single vote was cast. Which party is the party of billionaires?

Iowa Caucus software firm receives money from Democrat candidates
Among Shadow’s clients is Pete Buttegieg’s presidential campaign, which paid $42,500 to the firm in July 2019 for “software rights and subscriptions,” according to disclosures to the FEC. A spokesman for the campaign says the payment was for a service used to send text messages to voters. The campaigns of Joe Biden and Kirsten Gillibrand, who withdrew from the race last year, also made smaller payments to Shadow.” — Perhaps this is why Buttegieg is confident in the Iowa results before they come out. Conflict of interest????? COME ON!!!

Oregon Unions want to limit self-checkout to 2 kiosks per store
Are self-checkouts an annoyance or convenience at grocery stores? Do self-checkouts steal jobs from grocery checkers? These are the questions a federation of Oregon workers wants voters to answer with their votes. With the Oregon Supreme Court’s certification of the proposed measure’s description, it looks like the federation may have its wish. A petition to limit each grocery store to two checkout kiosks will soon move forward to signature gathering.” — They should mandate everyone use horse drawn carriages too. How many jobs were lost when the internal combustion engine took over?

Bloomberg turns 900 into 2900 in misleading Super Bowl Ad
An honest discussion of this issue would start by clearly defining the problem. Bloomberg fails that test by using a highly misleading number referring to “children,” half of whom were adults, and by using a definition of “gun violence” that includes suicides, a very different problem that is likely to require different solutions.” — He’s good at making small numbers get big. That’s how he got his billions!

Another reason why I smell so sweet
Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by their wearers, because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.” — I’m like an inert gas… colorless and odorless

Loretta Lynn says country music is dead
Some of these country singers aren’t really country … I think some of them should be singing pop music and leave country alone,” she wrote, according to” — I’ve been saying this since the early 1990’s

Dogfights in space
But it was apparent early on that an American satellite that trackers call USA 245 was the real target. Cosmos 2542’s original orbit allowed it to pass within a few hundred miles of the KH-11 every 11 or 12 days, noted Michael Thompson, an American graduate student who moonlights with a small space company and, in his spare time, tracks satellites.” — It’s time for SPACE FORCE!!

Time should run out on Tik Tok
A doctor, sporting scrubs and grinning into her camera, instructs them on how to respond if a condom breaks during sex: The pill Plan B can be 95 percent effective, the video explains.” — Doctors need to find a cure for Cringe Inducing Video Syndrome