Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How Gullible Are You? - A Berned Photo

Social media enables anyone's claims to go out to millions, even billions of people in a short time, but it takes
longer to find the truth. Here's an example of a photo that some people sent around claiming this massive crowd had assembled to support democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. It is an impressive amount of people and would inspire some to join the crowd and support him, too, but it's not reality.


Origin:In mid-April 2016, the above-reproduced image purportedly depicting a Bernie Sanders rally in New York City began circulating on social media, captioned as follows:
"And I watched with tears in my eyes ...As the world BERNED."
Social media users likely found the image plausible as it appeared to reflect reporting on the 13 April 2016 Bernie Sanders rally in Washington Square Park, attendance for which was estimated at around 27,000 people.
Photographs from the Sanders event were easy to find.  However, this particular image was not linked with the Sanders rally.  In fact, it depicted a far larger demonstration that occurred more than a year earlier: It was taken in January 2015 in Paris, France, following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.  Source: http://www.snopes.com/as-the-world-berned-picture/

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14