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The state of the world is dire. Our economy is collapsing, the government urinates all over the Constitution, and the United Nations is using Agenda 21 to advance their goal of taking over every natural resource on the planet, including personal property.
Given the situation, the outlook is grim. Continue reading
Of all the ill-conceived elements of ObamaCare, the worst may be the individual mandate. Not only is it unconstitutional (Chief Justice Roberts’s inexplicable journey to the dark side notwithstanding), but it also presents a conundrum for which there is no plausible resolution: If you don’t enforce the mandate, the viability of the entire health insurance market is jeopardized because you need those young healthies to pay for all that “affordable care” for the old sickies. But if you do enforce it, people rightfully cry foul because you’ve already delayed the employer mandate not one year but now two. Continue reading
Police shot a 20-year-old airman as he lay on the ground following a traffic accident along Interstate 85 in Alabama, the man’s family said.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Davidson was traveling Thursday evening from Texas to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, near Goldsboro, N.C., in a 2004 GMC Envoy when he changed lanes and clipped a semi-truck with his driver’s side mirror, according to police. Continue reading
As the world’s biggest online retailer, Amazon wants a benevolent image to encourage trust from customers. Obtaining vast quantities of their personal information has been central to the firm’s business model. But Amazon is diversifying — and a few months ago the company signed a $600 million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency to provide “cloud computing” services. Continue reading
The IDF has sent tanks into Gaza over the past several minutes, which have already eliminated two terror targets, in response to the barrage of rocket fire on Israel.
Tens of thousands of people have turned out for the funeral of a Turkish boy who died nine months after being hit by a police teargas canister during anti-government protests.
Police were bracing for further clashes as thousands converged in Istanbul calling for the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to resign. Continue reading
Ohio authorities have halted a fracking operation in following two quakes. Both the authorities and the operator say there is no evidence linking fracking with the tremors, but in the past an Ohio well was closed for causing quakes.
The Ohio tremors were felt on Monday in Poland Township and the village of Lowellville near the Pennsylvania. The first 3.0 magnitude quake stroke at about 2:30 am and was followed by a second 2.6 magnitude quake at 11:45 am, the US Geological Survey reported. Two smaller aftershocks were reported later in the day. Continue reading
If you ever wanted to dupe an enemy sonar (or a whale), a new tool that fools sound waves into thinking they’re hitting nothing but thin air is for you. The cloaking device, paid for by the US military, is a mathematical marvel of engineering.
The simple toy, a little bigger in diameter than an iPad, and which looks like lightweight sheets of plastic stacked together to form a sort of Mayan pyramid with tiny holes, acts as if sound passes right through it and whatever it hides inside. It works with sound coming from any angle, and does its magic by rerouting the sound waves to avoid collision with hard matter. Continue reading
WASHINGTON (AP) — Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying the types of cheeses he sells aren’t authentic enough to carry European names.
As part of trade talks, the EU wants to limit the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. Continue reading
NEW YORK (AP) — Kitty Genovese’s screams for help couldn’t save her on the night she was murdered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of urban breakdown and city dwellers’ seeming callousness toward their neighbors.
The case “caught the spirit of the time,” said Thomas Reppetto, a police historian. “It seemed to symbolize that society no longer cared about other people.” Genovese’s random stabbing by Winston Moseley on March 13, 1964, became a sensation when The New York Times reported that “38 respectable, law-abiding citizens” in Queens watched the attack unfold over more than half an hour and didn’t call police during the assault. Continue reading
With diplomacy having failed miserably to resolve the Russian annexation of Crimea, and soon East Ukraine (and with John Kerry in charge of it, was there ever any doubt), the US is moving to the heavy artillery. First, moments ago, the US DOE announced in a shocking announcement that it would proceed with the first draw down and sale of crude from the US strategic petroleum reserve, the first since June 2011, in what it said was a “test sale to check the operational capabilities of system infrastructure”, but is really just a shot across the bow at Putin for whom high commodity prices are orders of magnitude more important than how the Russian stock market performs. And now, as Bloomberg just reported, the US has escalated even further, citing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, who “has claimed that in the case of an escalation of unrest in Crimea, the U.S. Army is ready to back up Ukraine and its allies in Europe with military actions.” Continue reading
There are so many addictive substances in our society that we humans love to portray as evil. We label them as such because of our tendencies and repetition towards anything that is considered to have negative consequences. We are never to be accountable for our actions or behavior–it’s always the drug or plant that is responsible and at fault for all our problems. Out of all the addictive substances we love to demonize, guess which one is rarely if ever a type of substance dependent drug? Continue reading
NASHVILLE, March 11, 2014– A bill which would nullify federal “voluntary” checkpoints in the Volunteer State State moved another step towards law today. Sen. Mike Bell filed Senate Bill 1485 in January (SB1485). It passed on Jan 27 unanimously by a 37-0 vote. And today, the House concurred by a vote of 91-0.
It reads, in part: Continue reading
“Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. …it’s getting to the point where you don’t have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life.” – Edward Snowden Continue reading