I Don’t Believe Oprah Did It…But Who?
Published May 13, 2023 by Nan Mykel
During the past month I have received two separate false e-mails, both from friends on my e-mail list, telling me that they were sending photos that they should probably have sent earlier, and I would probably remember. When I opened them I saw PR about Oprah Winfrey. There may have been more in the e-mail but I got rid of it quickly.
(Just a word to the wise, as my teacher used to say.)
ALSO….[GLAD I NEVER LIVED IN MISSISSIPPI:]
By Julia James Feb. 10, 2023 Mississippi Today:
Mississippi used corporal punishment on students 4300 times last year. (And that’s a lot fewer than it was just a few years ago). Use of corporal punishment on special education students was responded to by a 2019 state law which banned the use of corporal punishment on a student with a special education classification.
LURED BY SUSPICION OF A.I….
…on the back covers, I snagged the first copies of The Economist I ever saw, found on the free shelf at the public library. …A delightfully surprising read. I was especially surprised at the information that we used artistic deceit in World War II. I’m quite behind the times, apparently. Date of the publication was December 19, 2020 and the article was military deception BODYGUARD OF LIES.
“Five hundred dummies descended on the French coast on the night of June 5th 1944. The crack of gunfire from each one, courtesy of a small pyrotechnic device. As they thumped to the ground, explosive charges mimicked paratroopers setting their parachutes ablaze. The hessian invaders were the vanguard of a phantom army, the most ambitious conjuring trick in military history. …Wooden landing craft, inflatable tanks and fake radio traffic hinted at a landing in Pas-se-Calais, some 300km (186 miles) from the Normandy Beaches where the real troops would land Set designers constructed a mock fuel depot in Dover, lent an air of authenticity by visits from King George and Dwight Eisenhower…”