Smorgasbord End of Summer #Party – Weekend August 25th/26th 2018 – Invitation.

Sally Cronin is having a party and you’re invited!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

You are invited to the End of Summer Partyon the weekend of August 25th and 26th to enjoy music, good food, witty conversation and an opportunity to plug your books and your blog.

Of course in this virtual world of ours music is great, and so is the wit, but the food is less fattening. It is a chance to mingle and make new contacts and learn more about your fellow bloggers which is always a good thing.

To enable you to do this, there will be four meals where you can be a guest over the two days.

Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday Lunch.

I want to make this as easy as possible to accept this invitation so please just answer these three questions.

  1. Please give me the title of a piece of music that means a lot to you with a brief reason…

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Can I Pray Real Quick

from Seven Says

Seven Says

Dear whoever, I want to pray for me, my mom and my city. I pray that I will one day walk without assistance.That I can do shit on my own one day..you know gain back some independence. I pray for peace of mind. I pray that my back n shit don’t hurt when it rains. I pray I wasn’t in so much pain. I’m grateful for the little shit now..you know the stuff I took for granted before..like walking. Man, I felt like this body was straight stupid..gon give up on me while I’m young n using it, man I hated this body it was useless. But yo I gotta live with it now. I’m still Ny, it’s just that my body is down..but I pray every night..can you hear it..will my prayer ever be answered? it’s okay I probably needed 100 and only prayed 70, is it ite that…

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The Sleeping Poet

from Hugh’s Views & News

Hugh's Views & News

This is an incredible piece of writing from blogger Robert M. Goldstein. Rob shares a real-life story of not only how his life was changed, but how his lost past caught up with him and reunited him with items he thought were long misplaced. Click on the ‘The Sleeping Poet’ link to read the post.

via The Sleeping Poet

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Does Trump Treat Putin Like a Confidant?

Logged into Bing this morning and saw this odd little snippet:

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Trump Treats Putin Like a Confidant

Does Trump ‘reportedly’ treat Putin like a ‘confidant’?

I can believe it, but is it true?

I looked for the source, Business Insider.

Who owns Business Insider?

A screenshot of the search result for who owns Business Insider, it reads Business Insider was launched in February 2009 and is based in New York City. Founded by DoubleClick's former CEO Kevin P. Ryan, Dwight Merriman, and Henry Blodget
Business Insider was launched in February 2009 and is based in New York City. Founded by DoubleClick’s former CEO Kevin P. Ryan, Dwight Merriman, and Henry Blodget

Ok.

Business Insider is nine years old, possibly center-left and uses a
cickbait style.

You can tell it’s click-bait because…

Screenshot of Business Insider headline claiming that Trump treats Putin like a confidant
Click bait…

Are other media outlets reporting this story?

I ran a search for Trump treats Putin like a confidant:

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Google Search Results #!

The top five results are Business Insider, Reddet, YouTube and a December
2016 piece on Kissinger by Politico.

The YouTube video is of an unnamed ex-intelligence chief who says the U.S.
needs to treat Vladimir Putin as an equal.

It looks like pro-Putin propaganda.

The YouTube video is from Sky News.

Rupert Murdoch founded Sky News in 1989.

screenshot of SkyNews was founded in 1989 by Rupert Murdoch
SkyNews was founded in 1989 by Rupert Murdoch

What if I Google Trump ‘reportedly’ treats Putin like a confidant?

Screenshot of search results for Trump Reportedly Treats Putin like a Confidant
Google Search Trump reportedly treats Putin like a confidant

The top five search results are Business Insider and MSN (Bing)
and that December 2016 piece on Kissinger by Politico.

Does Trump treat Putin Like a Confidant?

Perhaps.

I think it’s true.

But that doesn’t make it true.

Based on my research the Business Insider headline is nothing but clickbait
and has no value as news.

So, Business Insider:

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Judging you

Rob Goldstein 2018

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