Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Education

Common Core addition problem.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Federal Reserve

BRICS advance their competitor to the dollar.
"The bank’s two key entities – a New Development Bank (NDB) and a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) – are designed to form a developing world alternative to the two institutional bulwarks of the “dollar zone”, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF)."
It'll either be the renminbi or, hopefully, gold.

Socialism

White House fence-jumper got further into the White House than Secret Service originally admitted. Another cover-up.

Naturally the Secret Service wants to use their failure as an excuse to expand their power.

How one man with a lighter and a gas can crippled government's air traffic system.

Economy

PIMCO loses billions after sudden departure of investor.

Are propagandists laying the groundwork to blame Hong Kong for looming global crash?
Now that's a protest.

In an attempt to save New Jersey's gambling economy, legislator wants to repeal ban on sports betting, but sports leagues are against it. You would think they would be for it because more gambling means more interest in sports. They must be deeper in bed with Las Vegas than I thought.

One-fifth of workers laid off during Obama years, yet Obama is asking people if they're better off than four years ago. What's he thinking?

In the mean time, America's 400 richest people control $2.3 trillion on paper.

Recessions keeps some women from ever having children

Police State

After a man absentmindedly walked past security in an Australian airports, instead of having him go back, government agents evacuated planes and the entire airport.

Jerry Brown vetoes bill restricting drone surveillance in California.

NSA monitoring social media of high school students.

New Orleans cops push residents to install surveillance cameras then pay to hook them up for police monitoring. If you don't do it, don't be surprised if criminals break your windows or poison your dog, hint, hint. This will become a protection racket.

Misc

Earth's water is said to be older than the sun.

Global Warming and Energy

Global warming frauds blame AGW for supposed extreme weather in 2013. Claim refuted.

Global warming frauds are the ones funded by deep pockets, in this case Rockefellers, not skeptics.

Global warming activists targeting financial institutions because it's easier to hire fake protesters in cities than in the country near power plants.

Global warming summit ends with agreement to plant trees.
"However, a declaration to save forests is truly an empty, painless piece of spin. Forests are already recovering worldwide, thanks to globalisation, cheap energy and economic development. In a mirror of our own economic history, large scale urbanisation of countries such as Brazil and Panama, driven by the creation of new jobs in the cities, is luring the younger generation to abandon subsistence farms hacked out of the jungle."
As I've said for decades, people should plant more trees. Nice of the frauds to catch up, but this plan is certainly more about taking credit for the reforestation the market is already providing than actually planting trees.
"Stepping back from the forest non issue, there is another aspect of the NY climate conference spin which I find disturbing – the continuous emphasis on the need for “widespread collaboration” and “unprecedented cooperation”. Every time I see a reference to how everyone has to allegedly strive to sacrifice their own interests, and work together for a common eco-goal, to save the world, I remember something the famous author Terry Pratchett once said;
“Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.”"
As if governments need to collaborate to plant trees. This is clearly one-world-government rhetoric, and that movement has always been behind the global warming fraud.

I remember a reports saying the US was the largest petroleum producer already, but this one says soon.

Claim that only half as many animals are alive today as 40 years ago. I'm skeptical.

Health Care

Medical information is ten times more valuable to crooks than credit card information.

Mosquito-borne virus outbreak in Central America will soon come here with illegal immigrants.

Local

Protest in Cincinnati for lack of justice in Beavercreek Walmart shooting.

More excuses, active shooter events and training, for murder of John Crawford in Beavercreek Walmart.

911 caller admits he at least exaggerated.
"“He’s, like, pointing it at people,” Ritchie told the dispatcher. Later that evening, after John Crawford III had been shot dead by one of the police officers who hurried to the scene in Beavercreek, Ritchie repeated to reporters: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.”
One month later, Ritchie puts it differently. “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody,” the 24-year-old said, in an interview with the Guardian. He maintained that Crawford was “waving it around”, which attorneys for Crawford’s family deny."
I wonder what this guy's real motivation was.
"Ritchie told several reporters after the 5 August shooting that he was an “ex-marine”. When confronted with his seven-week service record, however, he confirmed that he had been quickly thrown out of the US marine corps in 2008 after being declared a “fraudulent enlistment”, over what he maintains was simply a mixup over his paperwork."
Oops.
"The Crawfords’ attorneys told the Guardian that they had learned the preliminary findings of an autopsy were that he was shot in the back of his left arm and in his left side, supporting their claim that he was turned away from the police officer who shot him."
Murder.
"The attorneys said that they would also be lodging a complaint with DeWine after Ritchie told the Guardian that he, too, was shown the surveillance footage by officials in the attorney general’s bureau of criminal investigation, who are investigating the shooting.
“That is very improper,” said attorney Michael Wright, who said that Ritchie’s statement on what happened should have been based only on what he remembered seeing."
That might be improper for an investigation, but it's proper for a cover-up which is what DeWine was orchestrating.
"Ritchie said that it was his own heart condition that saw him discharged from the US marines after joining in September 2008. He insisted that he had disclosed the condition when signing up. However, he claimed, “my recruiter never turned that paperwork in, so they considered me a fraudulent enlistment” when officers later discovered the condition. "
That sounds plausible.

Horses raced at Hollywood Casino, but no bets were taken. Grand opening is Friday.

War

Airstrikes destroy Syria's largest gas plant, grain silo and civilians.

US makes up a scarier terrorist organization.
"In short: lying works, and so administration officials simply invented a new enemy, one more fearsome – and, simultaneously, more familiar – to Americans than ISIS. They dubbed it "Khorasan," which, as far as anyone knows, is a former province of Iran, now divided into three separate provinces also named Khorasan. We are told their ostensible leader – whom we have just now supposedly killed in air strikes – was once head of "Al Qaeda in Iran," a shadowy group that has never pulled off a single action or engaged in any propagandistic activities, and for all we know never really existed at all. Those evil Iranian mullahs, the "experts" aver, have been sheltering a radical Sunni terrorist group – one that considers them heretics deserving of death – for their own malign purposes. No convincing evidence of this unlikely alliance is ever offered, however, and it seems about as credible as the Al Qaeda-Saddam Hussein connection Bush and his crew broadcast far and wide.
What’s so fearsome about "Khorasan"? Well, they couldn’t care less about establishing a Caliphate, because, you know, that’s so 632, and as for overthrowing Assad, the Khorasanians won’t stoop to conquer. No, nothing less than an attack on America, preferably using an airliner as a weapon of choice, will do. What they lack in originality they more than make up for when it comes to the all-important Imminence Factor. We are told the Khorasan Group – sounds like an investment bank, doesn’t it? – is planning an attack on an unnamed Western target and that they have assembled a cadre of Western fighters who could just hop on a plane and ignite themselves in midair.
And, oh yes, they have special clothing that ignites spontaneously and other tricks of the terrorism trade which no one has ever seen or heard of before.
No one had ever heard of a group named "Khorasan" before: it simply appeared spontaneously, like Minerva from the head of Zeus – or from the head of some war propagandist somewhere in the bowels of the Pentagon. We are told the very name of this mysterious group was "classified," at least according to the dubious Rep. Peter King (R-IRA), but as Glenn Greenwald points out here a great number of anonymous government officials were glad to drop this hot stuff into the eager hands of those court stenographers otherwise known as "mainstream journalists," who dutifully "reported" it as the gospel truth."
It works.
"Such descriptions of its history and character as we do have – the hurried and often contradictory explanations of anonymous US officials – all point to "Khorasan" as being a simple re-branding of an old enemy: Al Qaeda.
"Khorasan" is a marketing ploy, and the target is the American people. We’re used to hearing that the Al Qaeda bogeyman is under the bed, which is why we supposedly have to give the government carte blanche to spy on us and, while they’re at it, the whole world. This is the great problem Washington faces: it just isn’t having the same effect anymore. So a new brand name for terror had to be conjured, with new imagery – beheadings instead of falling buildings – to overwhelm our reason and let us forget the history of the past decade or so."
Obama claims to have defeated al Qaeda, so he couldn't have al Qaeda pop up as a threat again.

70 percent of US troops don't want to go back to Iraq. They will anyway.

After finally installing the president he wanted, Obama gets the Afghan war extended.
"A U.S. official says U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year, in a deal to be signed on Tuesday under the country's newly inaugurated president."
Now more Americans can get killed.

Politics

Americans don't trust scientists.
"In particular, Americans seem wary of researchers seeking grant funding and do not trust scientists pushing persuasive agendas."
Then the article advocates more of the political activism.

Spanish high court blocks Catalonian independence vote, but Catalonians plan to vote anyway.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Federal Reserve

Lenin knew that inflating the currency was the best way to destroy capitalism, and Keynes understood that at one point too.

Police State

FBI director criticizes Apple's and Google's encryption plans.

Global Warming and Energy

Exxon and Russian company find oil field larger than Gulf of Mexico under Arctic.

Foreign Policy

Russia accuses US of bossing world around. No kidding.

Socialism

Secret Service botched response to White House shooting in 2011.

I keep reading California towns will run out of water in 60 days, but after 60 days, none do.

War

Obama claims US underestimated ISIS.
"As the fight against Islamic State extremists in the Middle East accelerates, US officials acknowledge that they both underestimated the strength and fierceness of the enemy and overestimated the ability of Iraqi forces to counter the group also known as ISIS or ISIL."
I don't believe it. Obama used ISIS to attack Assad and oust Maliki. ISIS is exactly what the US created it to be.

ISIS war has already cost $1 billion.
"The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments."
Great.

Bombing campaign against ISIS is futile if you want to defeat them, but Obama doesn't want to destroy ISIS. He wants to destroy Syria.

The real reasons the US is bombing Syria.
"Phase two of the war against Syria is the introduction of 5,000 “moderate” mercenaries (as opposed to immoderate ones), who were trained in Saudi Arabia, the hotbed of Wahhabism, at an initial installment cost of $15 billion. These new “moderates” will replace the old “moderates,” who became ISIS, just in time for Halloween."
Obama will pretend to be surprised.
"To sell its case, the administration is borrowing from the fear mongering tactics of the Bush administration. ISIS poses no direct, immediate threat to the United States –The White House even said so yesterday, just hours before bombing commenced — yet we are being sold make-believe about ISIS sleeper cells."
That admission must have been an accident.

More on the Pentagon's space drone.

Drone pilots suffer emotionally.

Tax and Spend

Company files suit after learning NASA favors plutocrats over them.
"Boeing and SpaceX to provide rockets for future manned spaceflight. Now, one of their competitors, Sierra Nevada Corp, has announced it will launch a legal challenge to the contracts. The company claims the government is spending $900 million more than it needs to for equivalent fulfillment, and they're demanding a review. They add, Importantly, the official NASA solicitation for the CCtCap contract prioritized price as the primary evaluation criteria for the proposals, setting it equal to the combined value of the other two primary evaluation criteria: mission suitability and past performance. SNC’s Dream Chaser proposal was the second lowest priced proposal in the CCtCap competition. SNC’s proposal also achieved mission suitability scores comparable to the other two proposals. In fact, out of a possible 1,000 total points, the highest ranked and lowest ranked offerors were separated by a minor amount of total points and other factors were equally comparable."
I hope they learned something about the nature of government.

Economy

Here's another reason to resist the internet of things.
"These phones come with all kinds of restrictions on their possible physical capabilities. You may not take them apart. Depending on the plan, not all software can be downloaded onto them, not every device can be tethered to them, and not every cell phone network can be tapped. "Owning" a phone is much more complex than owning a plunger. And if the big tech players building the wearable future, the Internet of things, self-driving cars, and anything else that links physical stuff to the network get their way, our relationship to ownership is about to undergo a wild transformation. They also suggest that planned obsolescence will become much more common. For example, take watches: a quality dumbwatch can last decades, but a smartwatch will be obsolete in a few years."
I see no advantage to the customer.

Anti-Facebook social media site surges.

Economic crisis looms.
"A “poisonous combination” of record debt and slowing growth suggest the global economy could be heading for another crisis, a hard-hitting report will warn on Monday."
You don't say.

Local

Gun owner thwarts robbery.

Contrast that with a similar robbery, maybe by the same robber, successfully robbing a store guarded by an off-duty police officer a few hours later.

This report of young teens assaulting a woman walking her dog has no description of the teens. I wonder why.

Huber Heights's noisy boondoggles anger residents.
"“We’re not complaining,” Anderson said. “We purchased our home in good faith and we pay gobs of property taxes. They owe us a little more consideration, but they want to ignore they’re disturbing our peace. There’s got to be a happy medium.”
Thomas Wood, who also lives on Deer Bend, said he has encouraged residents in his neighborhood to call the police department and try to file a disturbance of the peace complaint.
“It’s a mess,” Wood said. “The whole neighborhood is irate with that little dinky amphitheater down there.”"
It is a mess.

Development continues leaving Dayton and moving south of Austin Blvd.

The DDN makes excuses for the cop who killed Crawford in the Beavercreek Walmart.
"Pedro said Beavercreek officers’ mindset likely was “active shooter mode as far as aggressively seeking an armed gunman who hasn’t yet shot anybody.”
The increase in mass shootings around the country the past decade has forced law enforcement to change the way they respond to such incidents. In recent years, they’ve stressed a quicker, more aggressive response from individual officers. Police experts say new protocols are more effective and save lives. Critics say law enforcement may have lost the balance between serving and protecting."
What balance?

Cincinnati to erase low amount marijuana convictions. Good for them.

Health Care

Google cafeteria serves much healthier food than hospitals.

Another American doctor coming to America for Ebola treatment.

Swiss voters reject socialized medicine. Smart.

Misc

Rosetta detects no water ice on surface of comet Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Called "dry like hell."

Explaining how water is created when protons join with oxygen atoms on comets.

No evidence for gravity waves.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Federal Reserve

The US is following the Zimbabwe model to self-destruction.

Health Care

Natural antibiotics.

War

Obama's standard for war.
"The standard for legal-ish cosmopolitan respectability in the U.S. now has become getting five kings and dictators to say their on your side as you start bombing a new country."
While Congress hides.

More on Obama's war in Syria.
"Consider Turkey. With its 400,000-man army, 1,000 planes, 3,600 tanks, 3,000 artillery pieces and self-propelled guns, the Turks, the largest military power in the Middle East, could make hash of the Islamic State.
Why have they not done so?"
Because they, like the US, want Assad ousted, so they are allied with ISIS.
"Because Turkish President Erdogan detests President Assad of Syria and has looked the other way as volunteers, including Turks, have crossed his border into Syria to join ISIS.
Up until now, this NATO ally has been a silent partner of ISIS. And, even now, Ankara has not volunteered to fight the Islamic State.
For Turkey is predominantly Sunni, and many Sunni see the Islamic State as a ruthless but effective ally against a Shia threat represented by Tehran, Baghdad, Damascus and Hezbollah."
He's downplaying how much Turkey has intentionally aided ISIS.
"Yet, for three years, it has been NATO ally Turkey and Arab allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar who have been clandestinely aiding this “network of death.” And it has been Assad, Hezbollah, Iran and Russia that have been resisting this “network of death.”"
He finally admits they're aiding ISIS.

Another take on the war.
"The real problem is that the White House’s strategy looks like it’s being run by two angry women, Susan Rice and UN ambassador Samantha Power. Neither they nor President Barack Obama seems to have any grasp of military or geopolitical strategy. It’s amateur hour driven by a frenzy of alarmist hysteria from politicians and the media.
Iran’s president put it perfectly when he called America’s new Syria-Iraq a “blunder,” adding “certain intelligence agencies have put blades in the hands of madmen, who now spare no one.”"
Well said.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Socialism

Not to long after the UCLA water main break, a broken water main shuts down Sunset Blvd.

Federal Reserve

Secret tapes supposedly show Fed doesn't really regulate banks it's supposed to regulate, specifically Goldman-Sachs and it's lack of conflict-of-interest policy.

Goldman-Sachs implements conflict-of-interest policy.

Fed denies anyway.

Global Warming and Energy

As always, nothing of substance at global warming conference.

Rockefellers secretly keeping some fossil fuel investments.

Study after study shows climate sensitivity less than frauds claim.

More protesters out themselves as socialists masquerading as environmentalists.

Post highlights Climategate emails regarding Mann's hockey stick graph.

Politics

More irregularities in Scottish independence vote counting.

The cover story for Holder's resignation is health.
"Attorney General Eric Holder's abrupt announcement that he intends to leave the Obama administration as soon as the president is able to find someone to take over for him was initiated by his doctor wife's concerns about his health, a news report revealed on Thursday.
Holder was rushed in an ambulance to a Washington, D.C. hospital in February after feeling faint and having a shortness of breath. 
Doctors gave the Justice Department official the OK to return to work, but soon after the incident, rumors began swirling that Holder could leave the Obama administration before the end of the year."
I might have believed this if he had resigned right afterwards, but he didn't. He's resigning to avoid a serious scandal that could affect the upcoming election.

Rulers love "equality" because pursuing it gives them unlimited power.

Illegal Immigration

70 percent of captured and released illegal immigrant families fail to report for their court appearance, just as one would expect. I'm surprised any show up.

War

US strikes against ISIS in Syria helping Assad against rebels, but it won't last. Obama will soon attack Syrian government targets.

Former Prime Minister of Lebanon says the US runs ISIS out of its embassy in Turkey.
"According to the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, the United States runs ISIS operations in Iraq out of its embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The plan to carve up Iraq and spark a regional war in the Middle East was masterminded by the Atlantic Council, according to Hariri.
A source close to Hariri said the finishing touches were put on the balkanization plan during a George Soros funded Atlantic Council energy summit held in Istanbul last November."
Runs ISIS might be a little strong.

Ambassador Stevens's last meeting in Benghazi before being killed was with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin because Stevens and the CIA were smuggling weapons from Libya to Syrian rebels like ISIS through Turkey.

Dozens of CIA operatives were in Benghazi the night of the attack.

Back in December 2012, Business Insider reported Obama was openly smuggling heavy weapons from Libya into Syria.
"The heavy arms include mortars, rocket propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and the controversial anti-aircraft heat-seeking SA-7 missiles, which are integral to countering Bashar Al-Assad's bombing campaign."
This baloney about how the US should have armed the Syrian rebels is ridiculous.
"The administration has said that the previously hidden CIA operation in Benghazi involved finding, repurchasing and destroying heavy weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals, but in October we reported evidence indicating that U.S. agents — particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens — were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels.
There have been several possible SA-7 spottings in Syria dating as far back as early summer 2012, and there are indications that at least some of Gaddafi's 20,000 portable heat-seeking missiles were shipped before now.
On Sept. 6 a Libyan ship carrying 400 tons of weapons for Syrian rebels docked in southern Turkey. The ship's captain was "a Libyan from Benghazi" who worked for the new Libyan government. The man who organized that shipment, Tripoli Military Council head Abdelhakim Belhadj, worked directly with Stevens during the Libyan revolution."
It's amazing how this story has been buried.

Claim Turkish TV staged supposed ISIS beheadings. They look identical to one staged for a popular TV show.

Israel shot down a Syrian jet.

Yep, McCain did meet with terrorists in Syria. It doesn't matter that the US armed and trained them.
"Now, however, it’s time to debunk the "debunking," because the truth is finally coming out – and it’s worse for McCain than even Sen. Paul imagined. It turns out the frenetic Arizona warmonger met with members of the Northern Storm Brigade – the group that handed US journalist Steven Sotloff over to ISIS as he crossed the border into Syria."
I said he should have been prosecuted for illegally engaging in foreign policy. Now we know he was aiding and abetting the enemy.

For all the new war on ISIS in Iraq, Iraqi death tolls haven't changed.

The US military now operates in 49 of 54 African countries.

Economy

DHL begins drone delivery to German island.

US economy supposedly grew at 4.2 percent rate in Q2. I'm skeptical. This is more likely price inflation.

The growth of the True Money Supply (TMS) is slowing down which at some point will trigger a bust.

Billionaires hoarding cash because of uncertainty.

Nearly one in four Americans aged 25-54 is out of work.

Apple knew about iCloud security problems before big celebrity breech.

Police State

NSA patents then rents its technology to favored companies.

Health Care

Respiratory virus confirmed in Ohio.

There's a shortage of blood and organs because government forces the price of both to be zero.

Ebola patients to be sent to camps. Maybe that's why Obama sent the military into that mess.

Militarizing response to Ebola.

GM wheat shows up in Montana without permission.

Local

Huber Heights allocates the $750,000 startup money for music venue boondoggle.

Officer statements released in shooting at Beavercreek Walmart.
"Williams wrote that Darkow "repeatedly yelled, 'Drop the weapon!'" but Crawford "turned towards us in an aggressive manner with the rifle in hand.""
The video shows conclusively that Crawford did not turn toward anybody in an aggressive manner.
"Another shopper, Angela Williams, suffered a fatal heart attack while running from the commotion once officers opened fire."
This is the first time I've seen the DDN get this timeline right, showing officers created the commotion that killed Williams, not Crawford. More documents. Police statements don't match video.

Beavercreek Walmart stops selling air rifles.

Regulation

The FAA has created drone cartel.
"U.S. aviation regulators loosened restrictions on the commercial use of drones on Thursday, granting six television and movie production companies permission to use the small, remotely piloted aircraft to shoot scenes on closed sets."
Predictably, it consists of media companies already tightly coupled to the government.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tax and Spend

India's Mars orbiter costs nearly one-tenth of NASA's.

Economy

Struggling to recover from software update problem that bricked new iPhones, Apple acknowledged bendy problem with new iPhones, but downplayed it. I doubt customers will be satisfied. Apple is already being squeezed by our ongoing economic depression. It's going to get creamed when the stock market collapses.

Apple knew about the iCloud security vulnerability long before celeb pictures were hacked.

The latest reason not to buy a new car is, if you miss a payment, they'll shut your car down. This is a direct result of the subprime car loan business.

Three 16-year-old Irish girls boost cereal crops by 74 percent while government's corporate agents like Monsanto tries to kill us. It's good to know people outside government are still doing science.

Great code-teaching site.

In a great endorsement for DuckDuckGo, China blocks it.

Durable goods orders fell by a record 18 percent in August. Bend over and kiss your a** goodbye. This is the real deal.

Walmart offers checking accounts.

Politics

Obama's main henchman Holder resigns. This means one of Holder's many corruptions is about to come out.

So what if he had the lowest approval ratings of any politician. What does Obama care?

Fast and furious release might have been the catalyst. Obama has been playing the delaying game on dozens of scandals, and time might have finally run out on this one.

Obama lawlessly bans fishing in Pacific region.

While the press tried to cover the initial report up, it was inevitable we would see a follow-up that named the recipient of Ray Rice's video that Napoleon Goodell claims the NFL never received. It was the head of NFL security. Please fire Napoleon now.
""Since the NFLPA and NFL have launched separate investigations into the league and the Ravens' handling of Ray Rice's case, I want to make a few things clear. No one from the NFL ever asked me for the inside-elevator video," the official said Thursday. "I mailed it anonymously to Jeff Miller because he's their head of security. I attached a note saying: 'Ray Rice elevator video. You have to see it. It's terrible.' I provided a number for a disposable cellphone and asked for confirmation that it was received. I knew there was a possibility Mr. Miller may not get the video, but I hoped it would land in the right hands.""
Please? And by the way, I called Goodell a liar before Simmons, so I don't want to hear how he was ahead of the curve.
"Miller, in London preparing for the Raiders-Dolphins game Sunday, issued a statement to the AP Thursday night through an NFL spokesman.
"I unequivocally deny that I received at any time a copy of the video, and I had not watched it until it was made public on September 8," he said."
Give me a break. Goodell and Miller are tying to make Miller's secretary a scapegoat, like she kept that video a secret.
""My intention wasn't to bring down Commissioner Goodell or anyone else at the NFL," he said."
Hopefully that will be a happy benefit. Fire them both. Make her commissioner.

British PM Cameron busted for saying the Queen "purred" "down the line" when told Scottish voters rejected independence.

China unhappy with Hong Kong independence movement.

No prison for D'Souza.

Police State

FBI slams Apple and Google for allowing users to encrypt data. This will be banned ASAP. God forbid people communicate without government being able to listen in. How did humans advance for hundreds of thousands of years without government surveillance?

Australian law seeks to legalize total internet surveillance as if surveillance agencies care.

Cops go interstate with oppression along I-75 from Michigan to Florida.

Socialism

This article about the USPS wanting to deliver groceries misses the point. They actually want to deliver groceries and ban everybody else from competing.

Headlines have been warning for months that California communities were on the verge of going dry. They're still not dry.

War

I was under the impression that illegal immigrants have long served in the military.

After seemingly being asleep at the switch for a year, the FBI suddenly identifies ISIS's celebrity beheader, or at least pretends to. Why not the CIA? Why not the NSA? Why the domestic FBI?

F-22 makes public combat debut in Syria. I thought that program was killed in favor of the F-35. Silly me.

War on Drugs

80 to 90 percent of drug users aren't addicts. I bet the number is higher.

Local

DP&L has outages in three counties. More without power.

Grand jury fails to indict officer for Beavercreek Walmart shooting. This shows that not only can prosecutors get grand juries to indict ham sandwiches, they can also get them to not indict when they want.
"" ... Based on the information the responding officers had and Mr. Crawford's failure to comply with the responding officers orders, the officers did what they were trained to do to protect the public," Beavercreek police said in a statement."
I was just following orders... I mean training is not a legitimate defense, and it's very scary that they train police to kill people carrying toy guns.
""I believe the grand jury's decision, it's absolutely the right decision, that the officers acted well within their training," Popp said."
Training again. Imagine if you had shot that guy. The law doesn't apply to rulers or their enforcers. It has nothing to do with race.
"This is the second time Williams has fatally shot someone while working for Beavercreek police. In 2010, Williams was found to be justified in the shooting and killing of ex-Air Force Master Sgt. Scott A. Brogli. Officials said Brogli, armed with a knife, charged at Williams and another officer when the officers responded to Brogli's apartment on a domestic incident call. Williams fired one round, hitting Brogli in the chest. He later died at Miami Valley Hospital."
Maybe they shouldn't have invaded his home.

Apparently the police killed the other woman in Walmart that night because all was calm until they incited a panic.

Standard predation by Harveysburg rulers prompts heroic citizens to attempt to dissolve the government.

Another downtown I-75 crash.

Prepare for cold winter.

14-year-old charged in Van Buren bomb threat in Kettering.

Franklin warns voters must pass tax increase to save money.
"Here’s a twist: Voters in Franklin need to pass a school levy to avoid a tax increase.
Franklin City Schools will be asking voters in the district to renew a five-year emergency operating levy in the Feb. 3 special election.
The Board of Education on Monday approved the first of two resolutions to place the renewal on the ballot. If passed, it would continue to generate nearly $4.07 million a year to continue current operations and would not cost taxpayers one extra cent.
But if voters reject the renewal, the owner of a $100,000 home could wind up paying an additional $88.14 a year because of a change in state law that would eliminate a 12.5 percent tax roll back and owner-occupied homestead credits on levies passed before August 2013. Levies that were in existence prior to August 2013 maintain those exemptions for taxpayers so long as they are renewed or converted, said Jana Bellamy, the district’s treasurer."
That's a slick robbery.

Why does the Dayton VA have its own Chief of Police?

Misc

Bees and flowers exchange charge in electric universe.

For years, or maybe decades, Electric Universe scientists have shown that black don't exist. Suddenly somebody else does something similar, and people notice. What a joke.

Health Care

Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep linked to dementia.

Third American Ebola patient returned to US released, hopefully cured.

Economy

IOS updated bricks new iPhone 6s. What a screw-up.

Big iPhones bending in people's pockets.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Local

DOJ to perform parallel investigation of Beavercreek Walmart shooting. NAACP does news conference on shooting.

Health Care

FDA scientists have conflicts of interest. All government-funding scientists have conflicts of interest.

Obamacare starts online doctor boom.