Monthly Archives: June 2019

Facebook and Cryptocurrency: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Facebook’s announcement that it would be entered the cryptocurrency market with its Libra brings us one of these moments: What on earth are the people running this company thinking? Oh, but Facebook says the Libra is an entire into loans … Continue reading

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The Lost Wallet Study: International This Time

With kudos to Alain Cohn, Michael Andre Marechal, David Tannenbaum, and Christian Lukas Zund for a culturally deep and comprehensive study on civic honesty.Science June 19, 2019. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/06/19/science.aau8712. The authors sent research assistants into public places (hotels, stores, bank) and … Continue reading

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Gaming the GPA: Alternative High Schools

If there is one thing the Barometer knows is a certainty in this life it is that the human mind knows no limitations when it comes to figuring out ways to meet numbers goals without actually having to achieve the … Continue reading

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Boeing Inches Closer to Truth

Since the time of the second crash of one of the company’s 737 MAX jetliners, Boeing has been defiant, slow-to-react, silent, and circuitous. Each passing day has brought new information, new testaments from pilots, and new revelations about the 737 … Continue reading

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KPMG Fined $50 Million for Exam Cheating and Getting Advance PCAOB Info

The last time the SEC fined an audit firm $50 million was when Deloitte Touche settled with the agency for its audit work for Adelphia. Deloitte neither admitted or denied that its audit work, which meant that the world was … Continue reading

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Truth Percolating: Facebook’s Zuckerberg’s E-Mails Are a Worry

The issue that has the FTC investigating Facebook is whether the company honored the terms of its 2012 consent decree on honoring the privacy rights of the site’s users. The FTC has requested, and Facebook has provided, thousands of e-mails … Continue reading

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Compare and Decide on the Integrity of the Quotes

The following quote of what attorney John Dowd (working for President Trump at the time) said to Robert Kelne, an attorney for Michael Flynn. The quote was used in the Mueller Special Counsel Report as an incident of potential obstruction … Continue reading

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Netflix and the Rush to Judgment

Netflix and its miniseries have become the source to which we all turn for truth. Just because the filmmakers for Netflix are not the traditional Hollywood types does not mean that they do not use cinematic license. We tolerate cinematic … Continue reading

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“We had a rotten job to do, and we did it. You really didn’t think about what you were doing. You were just trying to stay alive.”

Paul Grassley, 95, U.S. Veteran, who flew B-24 bombing runs over Germany. (as quoted in the New York Times). So many stories and quotes emerged from the D-Day memorials. These were men who understood that there was good and there … Continue reading

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Catholic High-School Principal Arrested at A Strip Bar

Michael Comeau, on a field trip to Washington, DC with his students, took a little detour to Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club. There Principal Comeau, who left the high-schools lads back at the hotel with other chaperones, was arrested after police received … Continue reading

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When Prosecutors Edit, They Withhold

Attorney John Dowd was part of President Trump’s team. He was vilified in the special counsel report (Mueller Report) with suggestions of obstruction because of this portion of a taped phone conversation between Mr. Dowd and Michael Flynn. I]f . … Continue reading

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North Face and the Ad Campaign Using Wikipedia

Anyone can hop onto Wikipedia — the information site run by a nonprofit organization gets it information from users who post, correct, and footnote. However, North Face found a way, through a Brazilian ad agency, to gets its brand and … Continue reading

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