Thursday, December 24, 2020

Brevities #9 Brevities-Indulgence Or Genius?/England Free At Last/Trump Saved "Merry Christmas"/Fitbit's Watching You

A brief note; Is "Brevities" purely facile and an indulgence, or if  an observation of value is not be expressed in its core in a about a paragraph is the writer simply incapable of such core expression or a "padder"? 

There are of course opinions from facts, which possible abundance of support and clarification are required to support the writers possible unique extrapolations, but in the world of political analysis that would be a rarity and better dealt with in a journal.


The BBC advised that along with Google/ media/Facebook/Twitter tracking near everything you do, what political sites you visit, basically having your entire life under surveillance to sell to marketers/influence your voting, the next step it to track your moods when viewing media.

This next step will enable marketers to go beyond analysing what you visit, as that does not necessarily show how much you believe in nor are interested in the various sites.

With items such as Fitbit which measures your pulse rate in reaction to outside stimulus the final connection can be made. The marketers, and of course governments, can at that point know more about you than you do about yourself. 

It's your choice to assist them or not and if not to keep a measure of your personal freedom.

The above is completely true i.e. 

"Fitbit says the clock face will enable users to reflect on their mood, energy levels, daily physical activity, nutrition and sleep patterns to help them over time understand how their mood correlates with overall health habits.

This marks Fitbit’s first foray into mental health"


President Trump at least held the line and reinvigorated those who had grown dispirited and resigned to total secularization.

How Christmas — and Christmas greetings — changed while Trump was in office

Even those Americans who worry about the “war on Christmas” generally feel free to share “Merry Christmas” greetings.President Donald Trump wanted to make America say “Merry Christmas” again. And, if you ask him, he succeeded.

He celebrated his achievement during a recent rally in Georgia, after sharing the seasonal greeting with the crowd.

“Remember we started five years ago, and I said, ‘You’re going to be saying Christmas again.’ We say it proudly again” However, Trump also warned his supporters not to get complacent. He said that cherished Christmas traditions are still at risk, implying that the Biden administration will be hostile to people of faith.

“They’ll be trying to take that word again out of the vocabulary. We’re not going to let them,” he said.


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