From The Wilderness, Article Ninety-Three

From The Wilderness, Article Ninety-Three

THE GAS, OIL, AND COAL WAR Newsreel By James Strauss   They are lying, all of them.  Natural gas cost one-sixth the price to burn by home and business owners across the land in stoves, heaters or any other way.  That cost amount is not hard to figure out.  Just...
From The Wilderness, Article Ninety-Two

From The Wilderness, Article Ninety-Two

THE MODERN BATTLE TANK Newsreel By James Strauss   The modern combat tank used in actual combat, is an advanced derivative of the first tanks to ever be used in combat (that was in WWI in the battle of the Somme during 1916).  Tanks have evolved over time and been...
From The Wilderness, Article Ninety-One

From The Wilderness, Article Ninety-One

GOVERNMENTAL GARBAGE Newsreel By James Strauss   I seldom turn off the news or cast aside my daily delivered issue of the New York Times.  I have been doing so lately.  Streaming has its benefits, as the fiction shows and movies located on those premium sites are, by...
From The Wilderness, Article Ninety

From The Wilderness, Article Ninety

UKRAINE Newsreel By James Strauss   The war in Ukraine grinds on, ever deeper into a cold hard winter, as predicted earlier in these newsreels.  Zelensky came to the United States to attempt to sell his case for continued support, while under cover of secrecy he was...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Nine

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Nine

A.I. Newsreel By James Strauss   At one time, a long while ago, I worked in Hawaii, part-time, with an organization called Dragon. Dragon was the name of a hastily put together company trying to create a writing program that would allow people to speak into a computer...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Eight

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Eight

THE QUIETUDE IN THE WINTER OF 2023 Newsreel By James Strauss A great prevailing and little broken silence has taken over the world. The war in Ukraine goes on but, in a snow, and ice muted form, with Putin still threatening to blow up the world and Zelensky keeping...
From The Wilderness. Article Eighty-Seven

From The Wilderness. Article Eighty-Seven

REVELATIONS Newsreel By James Strauss   Quite likely now, the most important, and possibly devastating, revelations about the current republican party are all being revealed in this current political ‘log jam’ set right in the middle of the great American political...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Six

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Six

UKRAINE Newsreel by James Strauss   The Ukraine foreign minister signaled yesterday that the Ukrainians, following the recent visit by Zelensky to Washington, are now ready to have a peace conference in February with Russia, supposedly to be chaired or moderated by...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Five

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Five

THEY ARE ALL DOING IT Newsreel By James Strauss   Rupert Murdoch brought the London tabloid style of reporting the news to the United States, creating Fox in the process and so much more, as news changed from a form of informational transfer (from reporters to the...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Four

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Four

WHAT’S NOT COVERED Newsreel By James Strauss   As the news business expresses itself, day after day and night after night, it becomes revealing about what the media in general, both print and televised (as well as video, radio, podcasts and social media) don’t bother...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Three

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Three

UKRAINE Newsreel By James Strauss   Zelensky has come to the United States and will make his appearance at the White House on this day, the shortest day and longest night of the year.  How fitting this meeting is, what with a blizzard bearing down, the tilt of the...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Two

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-Two

STREAMING HELL Newsreel By James Strauss   The New York Times reported this week that the huge streaming services, providing television shows and movies to so many today, as opposed to the ‘old days’ when everyone waited week by week for new installments for...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-One

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty-One

THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS GIFT OF ALL Newsreel By James Strauss   You are not reading or seeing very much at all about this great Christmas gift in the papers, on television or even the Internet.  The greatest present of all is God’s delivery of fusion power to humanity...
From The Wilderness, Article Eighty

From The Wilderness, Article Eighty

UKRAINE Newsreel By James Strauss   Once more, the seemingly disorganized mess of the Ukraine winter in combat, or waiting for combat, or just out of the field of combat, moves coldly and deceptively forward.  During this last week, the European Union got together and...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Nine

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Nine

FUSION II Newsreel By James Strauss   The announcement yesterday about the first real experiment in laser fusion produce more energy than was spent in producing it was made with no fanfare at all.  The enormity of this scientific achievement was played down at every...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Seven

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Seven

CRYPTOCURRENCY III Newsreel By James Strauss   Fright.  That’s the aroma in the cryptocurrency air these days, following the arrest, detention and request for extradition of the world’s first major cryptocurrency leader down in the Bahamas.  That faint sweet smell of...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Six

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Six

FUSION Newsreel By James Strauss   Back, way back in the 1980’s I worked for a bit at Los Alamos National Laboratories in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  The project I worked on, headed up by Einstein’s follow up grand intellect, named Hans Bethe, was called Project Antares,...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Five

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Five

QATAR Newsreel By James Strauss   Another rich Arab country, Qatar, consults with public relations firms in Europe and New York to take over the championship play for worldwide soccer.  Like the Saudi’s are trying to buy their way into respectability by opening up a...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Four

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Four

THE SLOW UKRAINIAN CONVERSION Newsreel by James Strauss   The grinding cold winter and the even more grinding process of trying to bring a settlement to the most challenging war across all the countries of the earth moves toward settlement.  The developing settlement...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Three

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Three

THE MASS MEDIA DILEMMA Newsreel By James Strauss   The new show called Harry and Meghan, the former prince and whatever she really was in the British Royal family, is not really about how screwed up the Royal family really is (it really is) but about how that fault...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Two

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-Two

FAME IN THE ARTS Newsreel By James Strauss It can be difficult to write about some things without other things being ignored or conflated into things they aren’t really.  Fame is one of those things.  The word is almost totally synonymous with sales.  Without fame,...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-One

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy-One

CRYPTOCURRENCY II Newsreel By James Strauss   Several weeks prior to the fall of FTX and Bitfi, I wrote an article about the inherent instability and ridiculous lack of regulation with respect to the entire field of what has come to be known as cryptocurrency.  My...
From The Wilderness, Article Seventy

From The Wilderness, Article Seventy

MAUNA LOA Newsreel By James Strauss   There is quiet risk in geologic events, although such events are seldom able to be predicted ahead of time.  There was little warning around the world when the earthquake that occurred along the seafloor just off of Indonesia...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Nine

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Nine

PEAK OIL Newsreel By James Strauss   The much-accepted nonsense published by the mass media, fed to that media by supposed experts and scientists of the time (the nineties and early two thousand) held for years that the world was fast depleting its supply of oil and...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Eight

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Eight

ELON ADDERALL MUSK Newsreel By James Strauss   Adderall is a drug commonly prescribed today to treat ADHD, better known as Attention Deficit Disorder. The drug is widely used to treat this disorder to the effect that fully ten percent of America’s population is using...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Seven

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Seven

UKRAINE DRUMBEAT TO SETTLEMENT Newsreel By James Strauss   As predicted earlier, going all the way to the start of this newsreel effort and after my laying out the real reason the conflict was initiated by Putin, the forces that must be brought together are gathering...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Six

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Six

ELON Newsreel By James Strauss   Elon Musk is beginning to appear to be an unstable genius and, in controlling some of the areas of the American and even world culture, a truly dangerous unstable genius.  This man basically owns and runs the world’s largest...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Five

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Five

ROMANIA Newsreel By James Strauss   When the war in Ukraine began, I made my first prediction about the why Russia was in pursuit of going after a country that had lain quietly on its border since the fall and breakup of the Soviet Union.  At that time, in this...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Four

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Four

THE BUDGET FOR ‘DEFENSE’ Newsreel By James Strauss   The general public, and that probably includes most of the readers looking through comments like this, generally have no ability to put Finance together with military capability.  The United States, for example,...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Three

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Three

STINGRAY  Newsreel  By James Strauss   Automatic driving is coming but much of the public is resistant to its introduction because of negative media coverage (over blowing any accident where auto driving has been involved) and a complete lack of understanding about...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Two

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-Two

DARK MATTER Newsreel By James Strauss   Back in 1997 I traveled to Northern Russia to take in the excavation of an entire Wooly Mammoth, buried deep under the permafrost of the Magadan Tundra.  I was a professor of anthropology at Chaminade University at the...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-One

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty-One

DELIVERY OF IMPERSONAL DEATH Newsreel By James Strauss   The first incident wherein what was considered to be normal competition, competition that not only the builders and inventers were engaged with but the public for the consumption of their products, was in the...
From The Wilderness, Article Sixty

From The Wilderness, Article Sixty

THE BROWNING EFFECT Newsreel By James Strauss   What is happening with Elon Musk, supposedly the richest man in the world (but in reality, not at all), and the emotional reaction that has caused for the rest of the nation and even some parts of the world. Without...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Nine

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Nine

THE GIVING OF THANKS Newsreel By James Strauss   The Thanksgiving celebration across America, and much of the world, is all about looking backwards in the present in order to be able to breathe easier and smile on into the future.  The things and situations American’s...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Eight

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Eight

THE GREAT FINANCIAL BLACK HOLE Newsreel By James Strauss   The richest countries of the world are not as well known, or relative to one another as some people might think.  Who has what when it comes to comparative amounts of asset worth, and there’s no getting around...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Seven

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Seven

NUCLEAR PHYSICS Newsreel By James Strauss   The North Koreans, tiny postage-stamp country (about the same size as Cuba or the state of Pennsylvania), with an economy that comes in with a total revenue stream of around 30 billion dollars compared to California’s 3.5...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Six

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Six

CRYPTOCURRENCY Newsreel By James Strauss   The writer of this article has been studying cryptocurrency for almost ten years, since its inception as cyber currency in 1983**.  In 2006 the word cryptocurrency became popular and with Bitcoin’s creation in 2008 by an...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Five

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Five

THE WAY THINGS ARE SHAPED Newsreel By James Strauss   A couple of missiles hit Poland near the Ukraine border.  The hue and cry go up and the fact that Poland is a NATO member becomes the center of almost every news story, quickly followed by the screaming necessity...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Four

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Four

THE FINAL FRONTIER Newsreel By James Strauss   America’s mass media was entranced and sucked deeply into the public’s love for space travel back in the sixties.  When the media fell out of love with the launches, landings and performance of the space program and its...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Three

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Three

WHAT THE RUSSIANS DON’T HAVE Newsreel By James Strauss   The Russians have retreated from Kherson in the Ukraine.  They were not driven out.  They simply picked up their outdated equipment (leaving tons behind) and crossed back into better defended Russian territory...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Two

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-Two

WE CAN SEE YOU Newsreel By James Strauss   The things that simply blow by us as we try to take in the enormity of pervading news that the presenters, the mass media, pour out constantly twenty-four hours a day.  The New York Times, this morning, published a long story...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-One

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty-One

PROMISE AND PEGASUS Newsreel By James Strauss   Actually, the word Promise does not apply in this article.  The real word is not a word at all, that promise resembles, but very definitely is not.  PROMIS is the acronym for the phrase Prosecutors Management Information...
From The Wilderness, Article Fifty

From The Wilderness, Article Fifty

THE MYTH OF THE LIBERATION OF KHERSON Newsreel By James Strauss   Russia has abandoned Kherson, Ukraine.  The city was not retaken, as has been presented time after time by the U.S. mass media.  The Ukrainian army is repossessing the war-torn city and being received...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Nine

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Nine

THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BALL Newsreel By James Strauss   Today, November 10th, is the Marine Corps birthday, going back to 1775. Why has this birthday celebration become so popular and relevant in modern times.  The Marine Corps, a relatively small military...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Eight

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Eight

THE ELECTION OF OUR TIME IS NOT OVER Newsreel By James Strauss   This election, the 2022 mid-terms, has been built by the media into an ‘edge of the cliff’ kind of emotional tsunami for almost everyone.  Would inflation worry by the public (mostly fueled by price...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Seven

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Seven

ROE, ROE, ROE YOUR BOAT Newsreel By James Strauss   As the last day before the coming ‘frightful’ election looms in front of us all, the dark count remains in question.  The dark count, in this coming totaling of election results involves women voters.  The new...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Six

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Six

GREAT POLITICAL FINALE Newsreel By James Strauss   The truly great news that will occur sometime on Tuesday of this week will be apparent to absolutely everyone who listens to a radio, watches television or spends time streaming on the Internet.  Regardless of winners...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Five

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Five

THE ELASTIC EFFECT Newsreel By James Strauss   Going back in time to the earlier great authors of science fiction, many of them presumed to write about insurrections of earth humans on other planets; those fictional humans living under the enslavement of aliens or...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Four

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Four

OUTRAGE Newsreel By James Strauss   The message of today, floating through the political and toxic atmosphere of today’s communications ‘cloud’ is all about extremes.  The extreme gets noticed while the more mundane, normal or regular stuff that life is really all...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Three

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Three

BRUTALITY Newsreel By James Strauss   The entire planet of living animal life communicates in some way or another, and that communication involves all the senses that life possesses.  A vital ‘last ditch’ manner of communication expression is through physical...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Two

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-Two

WILD VOTING IN THESE TIMES Newsreel By James Strauss   David Brooks wrote an interesting Op/Ed in the New York Times a few days ago. The Times is one of the vast numbers of news outlets that claims that it is liberal while leaning almost always to the right in...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty-One

From The Wilderness, Article Forty-One

U.S. TROOPS MOVE INTO ROMANIA Newsreel By James Strauss   For months I have been writing about the real foundations for the Russian attack on the Ukraine.  The first faints of the attack took place, with Russia striking at the heart of Ukraine in its capital, hoping...
From The Wilderness, Article Forty

From The Wilderness, Article Forty

REAL ENERGY PRODUCTIONS Newsreel By James Strauss   The rooftops are raised and lowered as the winds of the Saudi Arabian desert are blown hither and yon by the world’s mass media (make that mostly America’s).  The Middle East and oil and gas production is considered...
From The Wilderness, Artice Thirty-Nine

From The Wilderness, Artice Thirty-Nine

PRIVATE MONEY Newsreel By James Strauss   People who have ‘real’ money don’t talk to other people about their money.  Ever.  Unless it is one of the other people handling their money, and then they divide up the management of that money so none of the advisors or...
From the Wilderness, Article Thirty-Eight

From the Wilderness, Article Thirty-Eight

THE HI-TECH SIDE OF WAR Newsreel By James Strauss   A recent near controversy generated by a Tweet that went viral from Elon Musk, the reading and listening world might have missed the fact that some new electronic system, in this case Starlink, might have a vital...
From The Wilderness, Article Thirty-Seven

From The Wilderness, Article Thirty-Seven

THE MESSAGE Newsreel  By James Strauss   There is a constant drone that comes out from all media outlets, whether that’s radio, television or even most of the Internet.  The one-way nature of that drone makes it impossible to comment, argue with or make a return...