INTERESTING: Peak NFL?

Friday, December 29, 2017

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogdec17/peak-NFL12-17.html

Have We Reached Peak NFL?
December 15, 2017

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To summarize:

1. The NFL has saturated the potential audience to the point of exhaustion.

2. The potential audience is shrinking as student-loan-burdened Millennials have collectively little interest in spending the money or time required to be a rabid fan of pro football.

3. The cost of attending an NFL game is increasingly out of reach of the bottom 95% of households.

4. TV viewership is declining across the entire demographic spectrum.

5. The wages/income of the vast majority of the TV audience has stagnated, and 95% of the populace has less disposable income than a generation ago.

6. The top 5% with the majority of the disposable income are not big pro sports fans, mostly due to the many demands on their time and the diversity of other pursuits available to them.

How will the owners and managers of the multi-billion-dollar NFL empire handle the league’s decline phase? Managing the decline phase is less fun than reveling in the expansion phase. 

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Was it the interjection of politics or perhaps finding out that the taxpayers were paying for the NFL’s patriotism?

Perhaps, it’s just its time has past.

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INTERESTING: The Deadliest Natural Disaster In U.S. History Was A … … …?

Sunday, December 17, 2017

https://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/the-deadliest-natural-disaster-in-us-history-was-a/

Forest Fire, Earthquake, Hurricane, Volcanic Explosion?

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But whatever it was it was caused by “global warming”. Right, California Governor Jerry Brown?

Argh!

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INTERESTING: “Everyone Turned A Blind Eye”

Monday, November 27, 2017

https://www.boredpanda.com/domestic-violence-gun-safety-story-katherine-fugate/

Woman Reveals How Everyone Turned A Blind Eye To What Her Stepfather Was Doing
6 hours ago by James Gould-Bourn 

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In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that left 26 people dead in Sutherland Springs, Texas recently, writer Katherine Fugate decided to share her own story.“It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look like.

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A stunning indictment of deliberate ignorance.

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INTERESTING: Who discovered “america”?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/chinese-may-have-beaten-famous-voyage-columbus-70-years-009117?nopaging=1

11 NOVEMBER, 2017 – 18:56 APRIL HOLLOWAY
The Chinese May Have Beaten the Famous Voyage of Columbus by 70 Years

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A Christie’s Auctions’ appraiser has allegedly confirmed the authenticity of the map. Historians are also said to have stated the map was written in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Menzies says that the map’s validity can also be used to explain the Chinese names of several towns and regions in Peru.

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Who discovered “america”?

Who cares who discovered “america”?

I don’t really care. 

Other than the minor fact that what I was taught all my life may be wrong.

And, the experts, who poo poo amateur historian Gavin Menzies, just have to explain the map. I never heard of such a map, but I sure have heard of others. That’s “evidence” of educational malpractice.

What else have I been taught that’s wrong?

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INTERESTING: Another blow for virtualization!

Monday, November 13, 2017

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “The 10-Point”

Real Food, Virtual Restaurants 

If you have ever ordered a burrito through a food-delivery app, you may have been the patron of a virtual restaurant. No, it doesn’t require a VR headset, and the food is quite real. What makes these new restaurants virtual is that you find them only online. Tucked inside industrial parks, commissary kitchens and refitted basements in cities such as New York, Chicago and San Jose, these restaurants have no dining room, no wait staff, no takeout window or sign. Many don’t take orders over the phone and are accessible only through online services such as Grubhub, DoorDash or Postmates. With their low overhead, virtual restaurants avoid the capital-intensive model that kills 60% of new restaurants in their first five years.

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WOW!

That’s an interesting strategy to be in “food”.

I wonder if they can wipe the kitchens out of restaurants.

Hmmm?

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INTERESTING: Final Jeopardy betting strategy?

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Watching a recent Jeopardy, I was reminded of my quest for the formula for final jeopardy wagering.

X, Y, and Z are the final amounts of the leader, midfielder, and trailer.

If X > 2Y, then there’s no calculation needed.

If X-2Y > 2Z, then the trailer plays no part in the action.

If X-2Y > Z, then the trailer must play to have any chance to win.

If X-2Y < Z, then the trailer must bet zero and hope they both miss.

Any other strategies?

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INTERESTING: Could we use dogs to quickly screen for diseases?

Saturday, October 28, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/10/joseph-mercola/does-sickness-smell/

Does Sickness Smell?
By Joseph Mercola Mercola.com October 23, 2017

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In yet another example, a Labrador retriever was trained to detect the scent of colorectal cancer from breath and stool samples with greater than 90 percent accuracy.21 Using breath samples, the dog could detect colorectal cancer with 91 percent accuracy and had an amazing 97 percent accuracy with stool samples. The researchers concluded:

“This study shows that a specific cancer scent does indeed exist and that cancer-specific chemical compounds may be circulating throughout the body. These odor materials may become effective tools in colorectal cancer screening.”

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Hopefully soon, we can have “disease detectors” that mimic the dog’s ability.

Either that or an array of dogs that give you a sniff as you walk into the hospital. 

Maybe that’s the future of Gooferment “healthcare”?

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