Guardian writer Carey Dunne spent a month on an organic farm with a couple who believe in chemtrails. She writes an eye-opening piece on what she learned from the experience.
"If Rob were to start reading the news, he’d discover that most mainstream reporting about conspiracists ranges from subtly to explicitly condescending in tone. Maybe this seemed all in good fun back when conspiracy theories appeared to hold no sway in national politics. But with our new conspiracy-theorist-in-chief, President Trump, it’s become counterproductive to laugh off the fact-averse as paranoid kooks, or to passively ignore their perspectives in hopes that science will inevitably prevail.
Research suggests that condescension and passive dismissal won’t help change minds – especially given that conspiracy theorists are more likely to meet the criteria for all types of psychological disorder, including anxiety, depression and being socially disadvantaged."
In New York City, there's an ongoing tunneling project to build a new spur of track to connect the Long Island Railroad Main Line to Manhattan Island. Here are some really impressive pictures of what the project looked like last in 2013. It's expected to be finished in 2023. Which sounds like a ridiculously futuristic year to me but is only eight years away.
Recent studies have indicated that three servings of Jack Hostrawser per day may help to prevent sudden comas.