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CNN’s ‘Fact Check’ anti-trump is revealed as a total lie. Ex-CIA Analyst



CNN's 'Fact Check' anti-trump is revealed as a total lie. Ex-CIA Analyst

Fact checks have always been a difficult game, particularly when social media sites had begun to use it to determine what content was barred.

For motives that the average observer may see plainly, most major media companies were cool with this.

A certain controversy was created recently when Facebook was officially checked by a fact-checker affiliated with a conservative site. But this allows the fact-checker to follow those requirements, requirements that CNN will not have to uphold in its favor, alas, to publish the so-called credible stories.

They are the network that has brought President Donald Trump to court for saying that the US has done more coronavirus research than South Korea if you have skipped it.

“The US has just recorded by far more ‘checks’ than any other country! In an 8-day stretch, the US now checks more than South Korea, a good tester, does in an 8-week cycle, “Trump twisted Wednesday.

The U.S. has just reported much more “research” than any other country! In reality, the US is now testing more for 8 days than what it does for 8 weeks in South Korea (which was a good tester). Good work! Fantastic work!

– At a town hall-like conference televised on Fox News on Tuesday, Donald J .. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020, said something similar: “We currently have 370 000 training. Some of them — over 220.000 over the last 8 days, and those of you who have taken up the figures over South Korea have shown us what they have done in eight weeks, “he said.

This statement raised a question for CNN: Reality check: President Trump claims that the US has done more research for coronavirus than any other country.

Although South Korea has been overtaken in overall numbers by the USA, far fewer studies per capita were carried out. The longtime CIA expert (and new conservative radio station host) Buck Sexton didn’t even understand how that measured up. https:/ VCFaTSY — CNN (@CNN) March 36, 2020

Sexton tweeted Thursday, “A ‘reality check,’ in which CNN modifies the truth to make a cheap shot at Trump.”

He’s right. “He said ‘more,’ not ‘more per capita.’ Stop the worst, CNN. “A” reality check “where CNN adjusts the truth to take a cheap shot at a Trump He said” more, “not” more per capita.

CNN, cease to be the worst. The Buck Sexton (addressed [email protected]) 26 March, 2020 But wait! Here’s the comment. CNN claims epidemiologists normally do not think of “more,” “more” per capita when they think of results.

Would you agree the facts test by CNN is correct?

Jennifer Horney, who created Delaware’s Epidemiological System, explained that “the essential point is that we should take note of the number of cases per 1 billion population and find the proportion of individuals being checked rather than actual figures.”

However, Trump is not an epidemiologist and the truth remains that he is very unequivocal on what he said. “The actual amount of studies is not really important.”

Therefore, the fact that the US has done some research after a rocky start is even more important.

Yet the fact that more cumulative experiments were currently performed by the USA was not at question.

Let us please let CNN deny it, however: “After Wednesday’s study from Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Korea, which has a population of 51 million, performed 357896 studies.” Read the fact-check post.

‘According to the Covid monitoring initiative, a campaign headed by Alexis Madrigal, staff writers of The Atlantic magazine with more than 100 volunteers collecting coronavirus research data from state governments and government authorities, the United States had performed at least 418,810 studies with a population of 329 million in comparison.

“But since many countries do not announce accurate test outcomes or pending testing, as stated by the Kaiser Family Foundation, it is difficult to receive a full compendium of the number of people in the US who have been screened for the coronavirus,” it concluded.

“Obviously, one in 142 South Koreans and one in all 786 Americans tested for the coronavirus according to the data available and the population in each country.” Again, this all is very informative, but it only works if Donald Trump says it was not.

It’s not a reality to test.

That is CNN’s saying it they didn’t want a reality context — it was liarship.

Yet it doesn’t work like that. This background CNN can have, but in a lie it can’t hide a fact.

It’s fake news, actually.

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Rajesh is a freelancer with a background in e-commerce marketing. Having spent her career in startups, He specializes in strategizing and executing marketing campaigns.


Daily horoscope for January 23, 2022



Daily horoscope for January 23, 2022

Moon Alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Libra.

Happy Birthday for Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022:

You are an idealist who is innovative, strong-willed and determined. You can appear tough on the outside, but you are sweet and kind on the inside. This year will be more social for you. Enjoy interacting with others. Very possibly, you will have to make an important choice this year.

The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


(March 21-April 19)


You will put a lot of yourself into whatever you say today. Oh yes, people will sit up and listen to you. You also might be dealing with someone younger from your past. Tonight: Listen.
This Week: Pare down to a minimum and move toward your success step by step.


(April 20-May 20)


Discussions with authority today will be emphatic. Both sides think they know what they’re saying, and they mean it. This will require diplomacy. Tonight: Work hard.
This Week: Go after what you want, because you look good to others. Contact with an old boss might help.


(May 21-June 20)


People (including you) are opinionated today. Avoid discussions if they’re just ego battles. When issues are important, common sense should prevail. Tonight: Advise youth.
This Week: Study hard. Finish papers, manuscripts and books.


(June 21-July 22)


Discussions about shared property, insurance issues, taxes and debt will be direct and to the point today. Whoever you are talking to will also have strong opinions. Tonight: Family advice. This Week: Pare things down to a minimum. Dust off old projects.


(July 23-Aug. 22)


You will likely attract someone to you today who is talkative with strong opinions. Give this person the courtesy of listening to them, especially if it’s an ex-partner. Tonight: Make plans. This Week: Ex-partners and old friends are here. By the end of the week, embrace harmony.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)


Missed paperwork, mixed-up communications, delays, late deliveries and staff shortages are frustrating. Naturally, you want to voice your grievances. Tonight: Save your money. This Week: You can accomplish a lot despite silly glitches and delays. Focus on healthy eating and exercise.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)


A discussion with an old flame will be intense today. (If your mouth is moving, you can’t hear what the other person wants to tell you.) Tonight: Practical choices.
This Week: It’s a playful time, and old flames are back on the scene. Be patient with chaos at home.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)


A discussion with family will be dynamic! If it’s about home repairs, you might make progress. But if it’s about relatives camped on your sofa, good luck. Tonight: Research.
This Week: Relatives are popping out of nowhere. Joy and excitement by the end of the week.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)


Today the Sun and Mercury are in your House of Communications, which means you will say what you mean and mean what you say! (You might encounter someone who is just as forceful.) Tonight: Listen to someone older. This Week: Expect transportation delays and mixed-up communications. Nevertheless, you’ll work to boost your earnings.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)


You will be emphatic in discussions about money, property and possessions today. You are thrifty, and you hate waste. People will listen to you today. Tonight: Respect the boss.
This Week: Money is slow to come. Fortunately, you have lots of drive and energy!


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)


You will make great headway if you do research today, because you will be persistent and focused. Oh yes, you’ll be like a dog with a bone. These qualities should bring results if you’re looking for solutions to old problems or answers to old questions. Tonight: Study.
This Week: You are empowered because the Sun is in your sign. People from the past are in contact with you.


(Feb. 19-March 20)


Old friends and members of groups from your past might be back on the scene. Perhaps this is why you will have a lively discussion with someone today. If you have to speak to a group and convince people to your way of thinking, you will be persuasive! Tonight: Budget.
This Week: It’s low-key this week except for a competition with someone.


Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (1951), actress Julia Jones (1981), actor Rutger Hauer (1944)

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Sunday Bulletin Board: Does this remind you of your family vacations? ‘Get out of the way! I’m taking a picture!’



Sunday Bulletin Board: Does this remind you of your family vacations? ‘Get out of the way! I’m taking a picture!’

Then & Now

Photography Division

PAPAGENO writes: “Much has been said about our selfie-obsessed culture, but I thought I’d add some perspective.

“I’ve been scanning my parents’ photos and 8-millimeter movies. (Both of them passed some years ago.) I just went through more than a hundred photos from their 1987 trip to China. And I kept exactly three — because those were the only ones that had my mother in them. None of them had my father. The rest were endless discardable shots of landmarks and scenes that meant nothing to me.

“If we were traveling today, we would take landmark shots, perhaps, but we would know that you could always find better photos of Tiananmen Square or the Forbidden City on the Internet. It may be a subject for ridicule, but it’s actually much more interesting for our friends and especially our children to see pictures of us enjoying those trips.

“‘Would you like me to take one of you two together?’ Nobody would have ever offered that in 1987, yet now it happens all the time. Say what you will about modern times, but that has to be a plus. (Bulletin Board says: That offer might well be more common nowadays, but it was surely not invented after 1987.) My travel photos now have as many shots of me and my partner as they have discardable scenery shots that will mean nothing to anyone else.

“I wish I had more photos of my dad. And I wish I could tell him: ‘Move in closer! I want Mom to fill the frame!’ So many people shots have a fingernail-sized person so tiny you can barely make them out with a magnifying glass.

“I sometimes joke that on family trips, Dad would say: ‘Get out of the way! I’m taking a picture!’ Of all the thousands of family-vacation photos and movies I’ve been going through, how I wish more of them actually contained family.”

BULLETIN BOARD SAYS: Perhaps just coincidentally, we recently ran across this fine article about Anatol Josepho, the man who invented that original selfie generator, the photo booth:

Then & Now

Just a Coincidence? Division (Architectural Subdivision)

GREGORY J. of Dayton’s Bluff reports: “Subject: A tale of two churches.

“I’ve been doing research into the history of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which is located in the Lowertown area of St. Paul.

“As sometimes happens when digging up the past, something unusual turned up. This is a very brief version of the story of two churches separated by 10 miles and a hundred years, and how they are connected.

“The first St. Mary’s Church was built in 1865 in the fashionable residential area of Lowertown, at Ninth and Locust (now Lafayette). It was an impressive building constructed of blue limestone, with an 80-foot bell tower and an attached chapel. At its dedication, it was declared to be ‘the handsomest church in the city’ and ‘a gem of architectural beauty.’

“It was a sturdy church, and it survived, with only some damage to its roof and windows, a tornado which in 1904 blew down a nearby church, many houses and trees, and destroyed the High Bridge. However, the church could not survive the growth of the city of St. Paul. Its neighborhood began to change from residential to industrial as railroad tracks and businesses displaced homes. In 1921 a new church was built to the west at Eighth and Rosabel (now Wall). It is still in use today. The old church was sold to a lumberyard in 1922 and eventually was torn down.

“One of St. Mary’s very loyal and active parishioners was Mary T. Hill, wife of James J. Hill — yes, the James J. Hill. James wasn’t Catholic, but Mary was. During the summer, the Hills would move way out into the country to escape the heat of the city, to a farm they owned called North Oaks. Mary, her children and grandchildren would then attend Sunday Mass at St. Mary of the Lake Church in nearby White Bear Lake. Mary died in 1921, just as her own St. Mary’s Church was being replaced with a new one.

“At about the same time, St. Mary of the Lake was planning to build a new church. Three of Mary Hill’s very wealthy daughters decided to honor their recently departed mother by providing the funds for the new St. Mary of the Lake Church in White Bear Lake. But as we very well know, the rich can be an eccentric and quirky class of people — so the girls also stipulated that the new church would have to be an exact replica of their mother’s beloved St. Mary’s in St. Paul.

“Money talks, and thus it came to be that in 1926, an identical St. Mary’s Church came into existence in White Bear Lake, where it still stands today, a century after the original St. Mary’s ceased to be a church.”

Exterior of church

The Permanent Family Record

Including: Then & Now (responsorial)

CHEESEHEAD BY PROXY, “back in Northern Minnesota”: “I enjoyed the stories from READS THE FUNNIES FIRST (Sunday BB, 1/16/2022), whose dad spent time with them when they were little.

“We used to play a similar vehicle game from the car while on road trips. Our kids would choose a low number and take turns as cars drove by on the opposite side, seeing which car was ‘theirs.’ One time my husband played along, and his car was a real junker, with smoke billowing out of the engine as it rumbled along. We all went into hysterics about ‘Dad’s car.’

“This was over 30 years ago, and I can still laugh about it!”

Random harvest?

RAMBLIN’ ROSE: “Subject: What Are the Odds?

“I don’t consider myself a particularly lucky person at games of chance. If there is a raffle, I know my ticket purchase is going to charity; I won’t be going home with anything new. I was once at an event where 25 door prizes were given out to about 150 attendees. You’d think my odds would be pretty good at being awarded one of those beautiful new books or lush plants, but no. Every ticket number within 10 numbers of mine was called, and there I sat, smiling for all of the cheering winners, and wondering if I had done something terrible in my childhood that caused me to be fated this way. And yet, perhaps luck is all in the perception.

“I got an envelope in the mail the other day. I knew instantly that I’d won a drawing, and I admit I wasn’t totally happy. Nope, this was the drawing for jury duty, and I’d won again. Now, our constitution guarantees you a trial by a jury of your peers, and I think that’s certainly better than what happens in other parts of the world. It is our civic duty to participate when called upon, and I will answer this summons. But really, I might have won this drawing too many times. This is the sixth time I have been chosen and summoned.

“The first time, I was in college in another state. I had taken up residence there, so I was in the pool of potential jurors. I was excused, though, as classes were in session at the time; I thought that was reasonable. They didn’t call me again.

“However, Minnesota seems stuck on me. I was called within a year of returning to our great state. They will deny it, but deep in my brain is the idea that new residents are somehow given their own special pool. Just saying. Anyway, I served. And I served again several years later when I was called by the U.S. Federal District Court. Just a couple of years later, my county called me, but excused me when they saw how recently I’d served. But they later called again, and once again I served. They’ve learned how to space it out so they don’t have to excuse you. And now I’ve won again. I will serve, but I am not looking forward to sitting in a room full of strangers during a pandemic.

“I wanted to calculate the odds of being called so many times in a 30-year period. The pool, or universe, is made up of registered voters, licensed drivers, and those with a state ID card within your county. My county has about 266,000 residents; I couldn’t find data on how many licensed drivers and registered voters we have, although I’m sure it’s out there. There are several more variables that would come into play, and I don’t have that information. The Math Nut happily assures me that being called repeatedly, while others are never called, is an indication that the process is truly random. OK, that’s a good thing. He, though, has been called only once in his life, and never in this county. He was called while in college, and Hennepin County didn’t excuse him even though classes were in session; he missed several days of school. I hope that process has changed.

“So, the moral is to do your civic duty and to be happy that the opportunity exists in this country. But really, I’d be happy to share.”


This ’n’ that ’n’ the other ’n’ the other ’n’ the other

AL B of Hartland: (1) “I sat at a table with friends. As we ate breakfast, I noticed I had an elbow on the table, one man wore a hat and another looked at his cellphone. I wondered what my mother would have said. ‘No elbows on the table.’ ‘Take off that hat!’ ‘What in the world is that thing you’re looking at?’”

(2) “The feeders were bustling. ‘You eat like a bird,’ an aunt was fond of telling me when I picked at my food when I was a boy. I was trying to locate and disarm anything that might have been good for me. But I didn’t eat like a bird. A chickadee may eat 35 percent of its weight in food each day, and a blue jay might eat 10 percent of its weight. Generally, the smaller the bird, the greater percentage of its body weight is its daily food intake. They need more calories in cold weather.”

(3) “A fox squirrel found its way to the roof of our house. It began running laps and sounded like something between an immense buffalo herd and wingtip shoes in the dryer.”

(4) “I watched through my binoculars as a crow flew down to a rural road and picked up a McDonald’s bag and flew away with it. I hoped it was a gift-wrapped French fry.”

(5) “I was on stage at a storytelling festival far from home when an audience member asked how I’d become a storyteller. I told her the story of a neighbor’s barn fire that occurred during my boyhood. The frightened cattle scattered. One male calf was found 30 miles away. I learned a little bull goes a long way.”

Now & Then

Leading to: The highfalutin pleasures

RANCID BEEF of South St. Paul: “Subject: Can you play ‘Mr. Jaws’?

“Growing up in the 1970s, I listened to music on AM radio. WDGY and KSTP and KDWB are the stations I remember listening to most often.

“When my young friends and I called a radio station to request a song, the DJ would ask how old we were. We always said 14. The rumor was that radio stations wouldn’t play your request if you were under 14.

“I wonder sometimes how many requests the radio stations received back then from squeaky-voiced ’14-year-olds.’”

Unstuck in time

Everyone’s a Copy Editor Division

Email from DONALD: “Subject: NFL time-travel.

“From the ‘ON THE AIR TODAY’ section in Monday’s Sports section of the paper west of St. Paul:


“‘NFL playoffs: Arizona at St. Louis 7:15 Ch. 5, ESPN’

“Someone, alert Roger Goodell!”

BULLETIN BOARD SAYS: Roger Goodell? We’re going to alert Paul Tagliabue!


Here’s The Mighty Wickard, “hailing from Blaine, where the driveways seem to grow longer each winter”: “Subject: Now Hear This.

“Today’s random thought: How come all the people who ‘hear voices’ that tell them to do bad things never hear stuff like ‘Go Shovel The Mighty Wickard’s Driveway’?”

Band Name of the Day: Hearing Voices

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Mike Lynch’s Skywatch: Shoestring astrophotography



Mike Lynch’s Skywatch: Shoestring astrophotography

While my first love is still visual astronomy, I’ve also fallen in love with astrophotography over the last dozen years or so. While you can get a great view of the heavens with your naked eyes or through your telescope, visual astronomy has limitations, especially when seeing fainter detail and color. I’m not knocking our eyes, nor am I knocking telescopes. Both are highly efficient at gathering light. The problem is that our eyes only process a limited amount of light.

However, a camera can accumulate and store much more light than our eyes, even if you’re using a telescope. Photos can bring out a lot more detail and color. In all honesty, one of the biggest disappointments people have when they buy a telescope and look through it is that they don’t see the same detail and color that’s seen in astronomical photographs. Again, it’s not your telescope. It’s because your eyes cannot accumulate light the same way a camera does.

In the old days, astrophotography using film was real drudgery. Among the many limitations, you had no idea how good or bad your shot was until you developed the pictures, and most folks had to pay somebody else to do that. After personally experimenting with film astrophotography back in the early ’80s, I concluded that it just wasn’t worth the time and expense. Many others felt the same. In the ’90s, digital photography changed everything. You could instantly see your results. No more waiting for days to see how your shots turned out.

Picture of the constellation Cassiopeia taken with an iPhone. (Photo by Bonnie Olson Jans)

One of the simplest forms of digital astrophotography with a telescope is taking a smartphone or any other camera and shooting right through the scope’s eyepiece. You can get some amazing photos, especially with brighter celestial objects like the moon, planets, or even some bright deep-sky targets like the Orion Nebula, now available in the evening sky.

The biggest challenge is holding your phone steady enough over the eyepiece. On some of the latest models, you can set the camera app on your phone to night mode to significantly reduce or even eliminate camera movement. I can tell you from personal experience that the iPhone 13 has this option. You can also purchase adapters that will steadily hold the lens of the camera or smartphone over the eyepiece of your telescope. You can buy these adapters for anywhere from $25 to $100. Most of them are universal and will fit most phones. I’m a real fan of the Orion Telescopes SteadyPix Pro Universal Camera/Smartphone eyepiece mount. You can purchase one directly from Orion Telescopes for $49.99. As the name indicates, you can attach a smartphone or a small digital camera to it.

With some of the newer smartphones, it’s also possible to take wide-field images of the night sky without a telescope and get some amazing results. You can capture entire constellations, especially in the darker countryside. You don’t absolutely have to, but it helps to use an adapter to attach your phone to a tripod.

Another thing to consider when taking astrophotography with a smartphone and telescope is the exposure time. You won’t need any more than just standard exposure time for images of the moon and the brighter planets. But to get more details and better colors from fainter objects, you’ll need more exposure time. Unless your telescope has a drive system that keeps up with the Earth’s rotation, your absolute limit for exposure time is 30 seconds, which may be pushing it. With too much exposure time, your targets will appear blurry and streaky. You can usually get by with an exposure of 10 seconds or less. With most phones you need to download an app to control exposure time, ISO, and focal ratio. Since phone cameras, and telescopes, vary so much, you should play around with the values to get the best pictures possible. I use an app called ProShot on my iPhone.

Higher-level astrophotography with longer exposures and more quality requires sizable investments of time, money, and patience but can be very rewarding. Many astronomy outlets around the county can help you get started and get you deeper into the realm of astrophotography. I think one of the best places is Starizona in Tucson, Ariz. Dean Koenig, the owner of Starizona, developed a unique adaptive lens, the Hyperstar. It’s a tremendous advancement. It allows your telescope to gather light into your DSLR camera or astrophotography imager much faster. That makes it possible to get some really nice images even in places plagued with light pollution. To learn much more about the Hyperstar lens and astrophotography in general, check out They’ve helped many people, including yours truly.

Before taking the giant leap into heavy-duty astrophotography, though, have fun with your smartphone — with or without a small-to-moderate size telescope. Capture the light, but be patient!

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