I read a lot of News Stories, Scientific Papers and Stories here on Medium.

Almost nothing is fair and balanced. Almost everything is written to make a point or change the readers mind. Everything is a sales pitch.

I have written thousands of responses to stories here on Medium trying to point out these deceptions. Trying to present some balance the stories missed. I am often taking a devils advocate position, not defending what I might believe but sometimes pointing out the flaws in stories that support positions that I too support.

The ends do not justify the means. The full truth will set us free. Even a tiny distortion or deception damages our credibility.


It was not the first time. It still moved me as much as ever.

I was watching Netflix, Lucifer. Lucifer and Rory piano and guitar duet. So beautiful. They were better than the original.

Such opposition, the song of comfort that is no relief for the angst.

Cry with joy for those who get relief.

Cry in anguish for those that don’t.

Just cry because you need the release.

What drug does crying release into your system.

It is not the first time the sound track from this show has blindsided me.

The show might be corny but it has its powerful moments.


I originally wrote this as a response to

If You Don’t Understand the Infinite Game You’ll Believe the Bitcoin Network Will Fail | The Price of Tomorrow (medium.com)

I love this:"instead of trying to stop deflation at all cost, we embrace it?" I would love it if we would let the natural deflation persist(I have no debt). If we stopped pumping money into the economy. I also understand why it can't be allowed to happen. Do you? Let me try to explain.In a deflationary environment existing debt would be a horrible trap and new lending would be much…

I know that some people bear huge burdens but everyone can’t be that busy.

I have a full time job and usually work from 8am to 6:30pm. I do the cooking for my wife and I, we don’t do takeout or go to restaurants. I do the shopping. I do the landscaping for our home and my freestanding office building. You know, cut the grass, edge, weed, water, trim, plant. I do my own laundry and all the office dishes and half the home dishes. I clean the office and help with cleaning at home. I still have time for…

Boomers have more experience using computers than any generation.

"The younger generation that grew up during the Computer and Information Age are very familiar with using the Internet and digital technologies."

I have been using computers to do my work since 1980. More than 40 years. I have been surfing the internet longer than most millennials have been alive. I was writing code before the first millennial was born.

I think the tone of your statement was wrong and set properly actually supports your point better.

"The younger generation that grew up during the Computer and Information Age, to them…

You can’t have everything even if you are very rich. If I had to choose two of the three, Healthy, Wealthy or Wise. If I was wise I would choose healthy. If you choose wealth over either wisdom or health, well you are clearly not wise, you are a sociopath. It is my understanding this quote did not originate with Franklin and I could skip the whole early to bed part.

It would be wise if, we, the people of the U.S.A. focused more health and the welfare of our communities and less on wealth. The metrics we should focus on are longevity, infant mortality, poverty, violence and not GDP and stock market indices.


Before the pandemic someone talking about the exploitation of a work force, for me, conjured images of Slavery or Sweatshops in third world countries.

I grew up in a small, less the 5000 people, rural mill town. Factory jobs were coveted. I don’t think mill workers felt exploited. In a way they were exploited but more they were advantaged as much as they were used and when the factories closed it was very hard on the community. Before the mills, subsistence farming was the dominant lifestyle. My grandfather was one of the rare capitalists, he was a teamster. He had…

Three times now I have tried digital subscriptions to old school print media. One is working, one I cancelled because of content delivery problems and inept customer service and the third is in the works but it is not looking good. They took my credit card info but I can’t log in. I don’t know what is wrong with them but the idea that I have to work thru problems using customer service is a deal breaker.

I am not interested paying to be a beta tester for their digital subscription service. I am only marginally interested in being a customer and if your service is not great I am going to quit. These incompetent legacy newspapers/magazines are damaging the prospect for a successful digital subscription model for legacy journalists.

I have often said “I feel so much better now that I have given up hope.”

It is kind of a ca sara sara thing except more like things will be what I can make them not what I wish them.

It is not like I wouldn’t like to be perfect, it is, I know I can’t be perfect. I have never been perfect. Sometimes I am not even good enough.

I have failed but I am not a failure. The world is better because I was here. I give at least as much as I take or may be…

I want to thank everyone who is covering up their flab.

Those of you who are flabless, you are awesome, thanks even more to you.

It might just be selective memory but I think I am seeing more flab now than I remember from the past. It is almost summer here and our cool spring turned the corner from nice to almost unbearably hot. That is baring a lot of flab.

I am going to withhold any remarks that might be triggering and just keep it general.

I think exposing flab is much like littering. It is an eyesore and it sets a bad example. Please don’t litter (minimize use of disposable containers) and please cover up (or get fit).


Tim Knowles

Worked in our nations space programs for more than 35 years

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