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Note: In my subscription article below (now available publicly) FAKE!!!, I made an error. The article with the picture posted of Anderson Cooper turns out to be 10 years old and not current during Florence. The timing does not change the fact that he was standing in a ditch for “effect” with cameramen just feet away in a foot of water.  He could have done the shot standing on dry land with high water behind him but would have been less interesting? My article was written Sunday for subscribers before the picture was vetted as being taken 10 years ago. We try to be accurate, in a world where maybe the majority of news is fake it is a daunting task!



Life is different than it used to be in many ways. The pace is certainly much faster. Making ends meet, or even getting ahead is much more difficult than was just 20 years ago. Information overload is another recent problem that did not used to exist. While I am thinking about it, the following is my opinion which as of now, I am still allowed?

The most obvious change has been “technology”. We now have cell phones (actually portable computers), computers, GPS in more efficient autos, movies and TV on demand, social media, etc. etc.. All of these things were supposed to make life more efficient and thus easier. I would say they have, and they also have not because of some of the unintended (intended) consequences. Just a simple example would be video games. Kids used to be outside all the time and playing games or sports, now they are glued to a screen “gaming”. Forget about the fact these kids grow up out of shape, gaming affects the way these kids think. I would submit it also affects the way parents think, so many today consider video games, hand held or otherwise as a free “babysitter”?