I'm pretty sure I'm guilty of this in ways I can't imagine:
in brief: "The Einstellung effect is a cognitive trap that prevents us from seeing better or simpler solutions to problems we're trying to solve."
- Category: Ideas & Questions
Pretty sure the Chinese were lying, having underreported by a factor of 40X, but the Americans? Well, always America has got to be #1. I don't count stats in Turkey, Russia, where dictators control the results, or the poorer or corrupt countries of Asia and Africa, South America, or even the UK which despite it's "neo-liberal" worldview is really just another haven for late stage capitalism that makes feudalism look like the golden age.
Nope, this is America.
Today's stats from https://ncov2019.live/data :
|TOTAL||435,128||↑ 201 (0.04%)||14,795||↑ 7 (0.04%)||26,544||6,760|
I mean, they're so off base they're not even wrong. They've stopped reporting, days ago it seems, to keep the panic under control, a nut-job might think this was a ploy, conspiracy, to create the one-world government, but that is the kindest of theories.
- Category: Rants
Lightly attempted cleaning, merely to see the picture, to little or no success:
Now it reminds me a bit of "The Gleaning" by Millet - the haystacks as why. The Signature - visible once I cleaned -
Now - I can't make heads or tails of it.
The painting, Oil on Panel, mid to late 1800's guessing, found? Dunno, where I find stuff. 12" X 6". Know who it's by? Have the provenance? Let me know...
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