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Fixing things BLM broke, or feeding children. Which one?


After the Richmond Virginia debacle, I was so disturbed by these sub-humans destroying statues I decided to ask how much is this gonna cost. Then Richmond announced 1.8 million.

Looking up school lunch programs, and doing some basic math told me they could have fed 36,000 children three nutritious meals a day for two weeks on just what Black Lives Matter cost them.

Some people have complained that my figures are faulty. So here, do the math. Divide 1,800,000 by any of these numbers to find the number of children can be fed 3-meals for a week. It’s not rocket science.

The statues, or the children? Richmond decides.

And there’s a meme of note that even fits Twitter!

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Teachable Moment: when does a lie becomes the truth?


When does a lie become the truth? Just ask CNN, Nancy Pelosi, or Adam Schiff. They are professional liars. Lies told again and again eventually become the truth, not because it’s true, but because the public comes to believe it.

The main stream media has learned this lesson so well, they practice it almost every day.

Go Google “The Charlottesville Lie” as a perfect example. The alt-left politicians and the main stream media slightly twisted something Donald Trump said about Charlottesville, and repeated it a million times. Of course what they were saying was an outright lie. Period. Plain false statement. But guess what … the public, and maybe even you, believed it. One media chants the lie, and all the others fall into line and swear by it.

Teachable Moment : The more times you hear a claim repeated in the media, the more reasons you have to question it.


51 Tips to Help you Take Breathtaking Landscape Photography Photos


landscape photography

I’ve recently had a flurry of inquiries from people who have found older articles on the Design Center site, who wish to have their articles included on the same page.  At the dawn of the graphical internet, the “Design Center” site intended to include all the major areas of the visual arts, photography being one of them.  We even had a photographer who intended to run the photography department.  Well, about that time the web seemed to explode with photographers and photography sites, so I backed off and did not add a Photo department. Here’s a photographer who wants to share his 51 Tips!


The Death of Advertising


advertising all about the money

I’m chasing a story and getting lots of references for my research.  Washington Post, blocked unless I subscribe.  Wall Street Journal blocked unless I subscribe.  We’ve come to the point now that web advertising is not working.  I ran my web site for 30 years “ad free”.  Why spam your customers? Are we witnessing the death of online advertising?


Brilliant fund raising ploy? Maybe, maybe not


hillary Clinton

I’ve written a lot about fund raising and marketing for a cause. Just search the Design Center for “Marketing Update” . . . but this beats them all!

Since the impeachment craziness, then the pandemic, and all coupled with the prospect of an election in November, can the world get any crazier?  Well, I didn’t think so until I heard somebody is paying one-hundred-grand for an online chat with Hillary!


Perspective is everything…count your blessings.


poor people in the depression

Times these days, we need a wake-up call. This piece from an unknown author begged to be posted here.

Imagine you were born in 1900

When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.


Advertising Is Killing The Open Web. It Doesn’t Have To



I’ve preached against bogus web advertising for nearly 30 years. It’s half the web’s problem, and most of the bandwidth problem. If publishers would have held true to some of the original basic advertising modes, the industry wouldn’t be where it is today. Programmatic advertising could change everything. But lazy ad buyers are failing to embrace that change.


60 Seconds Exploring Design & Technology since 1988
Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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