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Nice Face! What Do You Feed it?

by John on 04/24/2017

Here’s my latest selfie.  So what is happening with my face? Multiple choice: I’m preparing for a permanent role as the lead in Phantom of the Opera. I entered a French fry bobbing contest. I am undergoing a pre-skin cancer prevention treatment. The answer is, of course, 3. When my college buddy Steve Quish sees […]


Gatsby Returns as Old, Tired, Confused Dad

by John April 24, 2017

I thought I had said my final good byes to Gatsby.  You see, since my “younger and more vulnerable” college days, and decades later, I was obsessed with F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This American literary monument to the lure and irony of the American Dream enveloped me through the 1990s, our version of […]

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Finding Blog Order

by John April 22, 2017

So I am looking for some order here.  You may think I am looking into a camera lens, but I am trying to sort out all that we do here. And we have found the formula. This site — Informed Not Inflamed — will strictly be for news, along with media, political and economic analysis/commentary. […]

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So What Are You?

by John March 12, 2017

“So what are you?” I get that question a lot, followed by either: “I see liberal stuff on your sites.” Or “You quote some conservative stuff.” My response: “Neither.” Granted, because my sites are set up as news sites, some perceive more media-liberal leaning posts despite the posting of opposing sites or platforms on the […]

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Trump Sowing Jobs, Mistrust

by John March 11, 2017

Give Trump credit for the jobs report?  I guess so. First, it is a time-wasting argument. Most Presidents have little effect on how businesses hire. Second, if anything those jobs are part of the Obama economy, if you think Presidents have that effect. Third, Trump should get credit for creating economic optimism in the business […]

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Your Boss Can Demand Genetic Testing on You? Maybe. How To Avoid It

by John March 10, 2017

That might be happening, if a new bill passes the full Congress. Your boss could demand genetic testing on you as an employee.  And if you refuse, you could get whacked with higher premiums on your employer healthcare benefits. Sure, this seems like an invasion of privacy.  “Stop government, but wait, it is OK for […]

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Storm About To Hit?

by John February 20, 2017

Reading tea leaves here … but it looks like a $#!T storm … a coordinated effort to take down Trump and his Administration. Here’s what I’m seeing. Take a look at this article by the New York Times detailing Trump campaign connections to Russian intelligence and financial interests with the Trump Empire. Watch this exchange between […]

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Now For Some Real Fake News

by John February 18, 2017

So yesterday I posted a story from the Associated Press that said Trump is considering calling up 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal aliens. A few hours later, the White House denied the story. Some of my followers immediately posted: Fake news. Others posted opposing views. There’s even a memo showing they’re considering […]

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All Over The Place? Not Really

by John February 17, 2017

Actually I am talking about me, not Trump. In this post, I will tell you about the ventures we’re creating content for. Why spill it here? Many of you wonder why I post, in addition to news, stuff on travel, healthcare, and cryptocurrencies. I want to be transparent since I try to follow journalist norms […]

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Outrage Porn Online: Author Has New Reason

by John February 16, 2017

(A new book I am reading, The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth, offers a totally different reason for the political vitriol on social media.) So why are people so outraged about politics online? We dove into here about how God and morality seem to be downloaded to another drive when people click onto social media. […]

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