Bayard & Holmes

~ Piper Bayard


Real News Mashup is a compilation of articles that I consider to be interesting, informative, or both. Please feel free to share non-political articles of your own in the comments. Perhaps if we work together, we can remember that the world is bigger than the propaganda storm.



Articles in No Particular Order


7 Reasons for Describing Venezuela as a “Mafia State”


Venezuela’s Road to Disaster is Littered with Chinese Cash


Every country is only nine missed meals away from civil unrest. Maduro’s Venezuela has been starving to death far longer than that, and not just the poor. Emaciated zoo animals are being slaughtered for food, and over a million refugees have fled to Colombia and surrounding countries simply seeking a meal. Maduro is still in power because he purchased the support of the military by giving it the task of food distribution, and because private citizens have no means to fight back. They must support Maduro or literally watch their children starve.

Bayard & Holmes fully support the people of Venezuela in their fight to overthrow the holocausting Maduro dictatorship and in their dream of seeing their children know a day without hunger. Unfortunately, all overthrows don’t lead to Utopia. We can only hope for the sake of the suffering people of Venezuela that something better replaces the malcriado Maduro.


Navy to Honor First Female Fighter Pilot with First Female-Piloted Flyover at Funeral


Capt. Rosemary Mariner
Image from Smithsonian Media Gallery, public domain


US Navy Captain Rosemary Mariner was the first woman to earn her pilot wings, the first female fighter pilot, and the first woman to command a naval aviation squadron. She passed on this week after many years of battling ovarian cancer. To honor her, the US Navy will perform its first all-female flyover during her funeral on Saturday.

Rest in peace, Capt. Mariner, and on behalf of all Americans, thank you.


Operation Cobra: How a CIA Officer Trained a Network of Agents That Found Soviet Missiles in Cuba


Japan Court Upholds “Sterilization” Rule for Gender Change


Hacker Spoke to Baby Through Security System


It’s not the NSA we need to worry about when we bring these devices into our homes. When purchasing convenience with our privacy, we lose far more than we gain.


Chinese App That Tells You if You’re Within 500 Meters of Someone in Debt


Is Big Tech Merging with Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It


Has the Fight Over Privacy Changed at All in 2019?


Music as Therapy


Dopamine Modulates Reward Experience Elicited by Music


Some time each day with sound blocking earphones and soothing music has the power to cure all that ails you. #JustSaying


Merlin Tale Fragments Discovered in Bristol Archive


Wild and Free: Photos Capture the Spirit of Missouri’s Wild Horses


Soap Storm as South African Show Broadcasts First Inter-Racial Kiss


Have South Africans never heard of Star Trek? You know–1968?



Nichelle Nicholes on the Filming of American TV’s First Interracial Kiss



All the best to all of you for a warm meal and a satisfying kiss.