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The series of several preliminary primary elimination elections around the USA will be inconclusive so why is the news media obsessing over the nitpicking irrelevant details and not focusing in on the charade by Republicans aspect?   Why are they ignoring the possibility that the eventual nominee is going to bring back the cliche's about "shady deals made in smoke filled rooms"?

 

The media is following its trained dog and pony show orders and also skipping over a debate about the pros and cons of sending drones to bomb Syria to protect its citizens from slaughter just as they avoided such debates before the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

The possibility of bombing Iran to prevent that country from developing nuclear weapons is being treated by journalists as if the start date is the only news.   The particulars about the how and why of the war are unimportant, the big news will be when it actually starts.   Revealing that the war has started will be just like one of those regularly scheduled big announcements from Apple Computers.   The war is in development and when it actually becomes available to the journalists there will be a big press conference to make the announcement and elaborate on some of the distinctive features of the new war.

 

There was a major announcement from Apple this week in San Francisco.   The Wednesday morning news conference just happened to coincide with the World's Laziest Journalist's weekly excursion to San Francisco and to Molinari's Delicatessen for an Italian sausage sandwich; so we tried to squeeze a visit to the news conference into the day's to do list.   Even though we knew one of the security guards we were unsuccessful in our attempt to pull off a Gonzo crash the gates maneuver at the event which was "by invitation only."

 

We were able to use Gonzo Journalism methods to get into the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center and discovered a smorgasbord of evidence to support our contention that reality has become extinct.

 

The object of video games is to acquire virtual assets which can be sold "in the real world" (and also to have as much fun as possible in the process).

 

To the World's Laziest Journalist, "imaginary adventures" immediately conjures up one iconic image:   "Here is the WWI ace standing by his Sopwith Camel about to go seeking an aerial dual with the Red Baron."  

 

The military experts (one American, one British, both tankers) at War Gaming dot net quickly informed us that we had only one game as a possibility and that would be "Rise of Flight."  

 

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