Cybernetics in the news

Human Brain
News Headline: “IBM unveils chip simulating brain functions.”
IBM knew it had a breakthrough when the chip stopped asking for President Obama’s birth certificate.

The next logical step

Gun Firing
News Headline: “NRA video argues for arming the blind.”
It’s simple.
Just stand behind the person and point him.
Much as the NRA likes to do with our senators and congressmen.

And about that morning coffee cake. . . .

Sara Lee
News Headline: “These are the companies abandoning the U.S. to dodge taxes.”
Consult the list at your convenience.
Just know for now that you aren’t being  patriotic if you eat Chiquita bananas while wearing Fruit of the Loom underwear.

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Buddy 5
There have been no reports of a man biting a dog so far during the dog days of summer, but officials in Whatcom County, Wash., announced that any write-in votes for a dog candidate for county prosecutor won’t be counted because the dog is not a registered voter.
This is the 35th dog day of summer.
There are five dog days left.

Time for the scientific method

Justin BieberBrown Bear

News Headline: “Justin Bieber song scares away Russian bear.”
This approach seems promising.
Further research is indicated.
We might start by placing Justin Bieber and a brown bear together in a cage.
Then we–
Or let’s just leave it at that.

Or try @Pontifex

Pope Francis
News Headline: “Pope urges young people not to waste time on Internet and smart phones.”
Further details at w2.vatican.va.

Nation-Building 101

Afghanistan
News Headline: “Can U.S. succeed in Afghanistan?”
We can only be hopeful about a nation so beset with violence and backward beliefs.
And then there is Afghanistan. . . .

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Buddy 5
There have been no reports of a man biting a dog so far during the dog days of summer, but a CNN correspondent bit two medics in Iraq, according to a lawsuit..
This is the 34th dog day of summer.
There are six dog days left.

Lawless tyrants in action

Wildfire
News Headline: “California governor declares emergency amid efforts to control wildfires.”
Typical. The answer these days is almost always more government control.
When will we learn to trust the magic of the free marketplace?

Home schooling

Children's Book
News Headline: “Gun-rights activists release open-carry children’s book.”
News Headline: “5-year-old shoots, injures 3-year-old.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.