Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Politics

America's Yankee problem.

War

In a good reminder the police state and war always go hand in hand, Wesley Clark calls for internment camps for disloyal Americans for the duration US never-ending wars.

Local

Police tase and arrest man for refusing an illegal order to exit his vehicle.

Misc

Pluto's collapsing atmosphere suggests the planet is young.

Health Care

Another large study debunks mammograms.

GM salmon hit the water.

The BBC discovered that animal fat like lard is better to cook with than vegetable oil including sunflower oil. Welcome to paleo.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Politics

Big Democrat donor backs Bush. That doesn't surprise me.

Police State

Photos purporting to show Boston Marathon bombing was a hoax.

War

Fear that Jade Helm may be cover for false flag terrorist event.

I finally agree with tech alarmists. There will be an autonomous robot arms race. It's funny they suddenly care when it's robots. Governments will never ban them, though they might pretend to.

College ironically weakens the military because more teens are going there.

Regulation

NHTSA forces Fiat-Chysler into largest buy-back ever.

Federal Reserve

Recently resigned Greek finance minister admits he broke into Greeks treasury computers at the request of the Prime Minister and set up a means to switch payments to drachma.

Local

In upside-down world, Clark County sheriff threatens peaceful flag owners to appease violent aggressors.
"A fight at the Clark County Fair prompted by the display of a Confederate battle flag has led the sheriff to ask fairgoers not to bring the flags to the event.
A man wearing a Confederate battle flag belt buckle and with one draped over his shoulders was approached by a group Friday night at the fairgrounds, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office report.
No one was hurt in the brief fight, but a 17-year-old boy was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after arguing with deputies who responded to the situation, the report says." 
Why weren't all the aggressors arrested?

Economy

Global trade deal eliminates tariffs on electronics. I'm skeptical of what else is in this deal.

China's stock market experiences record one-day collapse.

Misc

German scientists confirm mysterious EM microwave drive that nobody can explain.

Sports

Goodell has painted himself into a corner with his abuse of Brady, and the NFLPA is trying to save his bacon.

Tax and Spend

Boston's mayor refuses to sign Olympic contract for 2024 amid weak public support.

Health Care

Obesity becoming leading cause of cancer.

Some vaccines could make pathogens more dangerous.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tax and Spend

Court invalidates Chicago pension reform. Pensions have to be cut everywhere.

Environment

Historic droughts on four continents.

Politics

Kasich is a big spender, typical of Republicans. So is Scott Walker. So is Chris Christy.

Theory the White House is targeting Hillary with investigation to hinder her candidacy. An alternative theory is this is a whitewash designed to inoculate her against attacks from Republicans. In fact, it could do both, the first in the primary and the second in the general election.

Hillary's lies have been turned into a meme. This could be the end.

War

A hundred Afghan police and guards join the Taliban and take a large police base.

US and Turkey to create a safe zone in Syria for Syrian resistance and refuges. Supposedly this will thwart ISIS, but I think it will provide them safe haven.

Regulation

Email reveals MPAA and Mississippi Attorney General collaborated to run a smear campaign against Google.

Permission to marry is not the same thing as freedom to marry.

China lifts ban on gaming consoles. I wonder how many insiders bought stock and made a killing on this announcement.

Health Care

Contrary to what we've been told and the war on men, testosterone promotes cooperation and altruism within the group.

Another shooter with mental health problems was almost certainly on Big Pharma meds.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

War

Pentagon asks armed citizen guards to quit protecting its disarmed recruiters.

ISIS's Jihadi John flees ISIS into Syria.

Politics

UK government buys influence with Clintons with 50 million pound donation to Clinton slush Foundation.

Europe is being ruled by left-wingers, but left-wingers are fomenting a revolution. Against themselves.

Local

Because Hamilton is so stuck in the past, the film industry is thriving. This redneck picture is cringe-worthy.

Health Care

Sugar feeds cancer and promotes heart disease.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Misc

Pluto's atmosphere is greater than thought and lower pressure than thought, as if it was new and quickly disappearing. Pluto may be young.

More evidence Pluto is young.
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  • There are few craters and some areas are almost completely without craters, which is an unexpected find that suggests to the researchers Pluto was formed within the last 100 million years. Since Pluto is not close enough to another large body for tidal forces to create tectonics, it is now thought Pluto may have been hot and active in the recent past due to internal stresses.
  • Pluto has an atmosphere that reaches a thousand miles into space. Spectrographic analysis indicates a mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbon sandwiched between molecular nitrogen in the upper atmosphere and hydrocarbon at the surface.
  • A tail of ionized nitrogen plasma blows in the solar wind from Pluto, extending 68,000 miles into space. New Horizons team estimated this tail is the result of solar winds stripping as much as 500 tons per hour of Pluto’s atmosphere. This is far more energetic than anything they expected to find. Mars was found to have a plasma tail carrying an estimated 1-ton per hour of material, in spite of its proximity to the sun.
None of this makes sense unless Pluto is young.

Wal Thornhill skewers modern cosmology.

Health Care

Female gaming characters are hot, not bulimic.

Local

Socialists love some Chamade students are working to end hunger in a travesty waste of resources. If you want to end hunger, become a farmer.

Economic fallacy: splurging, i.e. consuming, on weddings doesn't help the economy.

Huber Heights mayor refuses to sign councilmen's travel requests. Good for him.

War

The US isn't taking sides in the Shia-Shiite civil war. It fomented the war and it exploits the war.

Foreign Policy

Now we're supposed to be scared Russia has satellites than can be weapons like the US.

Without irony, government uses government hack as excuse for bigger government.

Environment

Bees at record numbers.

Bee die-off a hoax.

NASA GISS incorporates NOAA's corrupt data.

Economy

Cars hacked through entertainment system. NSA thanks you for your discovery.

All smartwatches are a security risk. Everything attached to the internet is a security risk. NSA is probably behind the concept.

Proving the infantilization of people continues, study shows contactless cards are insecure. It's like transmitting information in the open across distances has consequences. Who would have thought?

I'm confused by this claim that government taxation is counted twice in the GDP calculation, but I agree we should only worry about what's left in private hands. 

War on Drugs

Ohio's marijuana legalization backers threaten to sue officials for illegally invalidating signatures.

Politics

McCain covered up evidence of POWs remaining in Vietnam.

Racism is a self-serving, fluid, political concept, not a definition.

Clinton and Obama allies begin whitewash criminal investigation into Hillary's emails to allow her to play the victim of a right-wing conspiracy.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Immigration

Obama's executive orders grant amnesty to nine million illegal immigrants.

Illegal immigrant crime spree in Texas since Obama took office.

War

Armed citizens protect military recruiters, and in response the Pentagon orders recruiters to report them to the police.

Economy

Caterpillar sales signal a global depression.

Google's market cap record warns the bubble may be about to burst.
"Google’s record market cap gain on Friday was actually a squeaker. At $66.9 billion it easily passed in one day the entire $50 billion market cap of Caterpillar’s global heavy machinery and engine franchise built up over a century. But only by a hair did it best Cisco’s $66.0 billion gain on April 17, 2000.
But perish the thought that Friday’s fireworks had any resemblance to the shooting star act of Cisco and hundreds of other tech high-flyers 15 years ago or the epic bloodbath that commenced shortly thereafter.
Then again, something was going on with the GOOG beyond the fundamentals. Notwithstanding that Google is one of the most fantastic value creating enterprises on the planet, there was nothing in Friday’s earnings report for Q2 that warranted a 16% re-rating of its market cap."
That's what happens with every tech bubble.

Environment

Al Gore's prediction that Arctic ice would disappear by 2014 was wrong.

Prediction that el Nino will be a big one. If so, it probably will make the year the hottest on record.

Police State

Congress restricting passports to keep Americans from escaping.

Israel to imprison stone throwers for 20 years.

Regulation

Taxi and limo drivers sue Uber for $410 million in Ontario.

New York's rulers buy votes by raising minimum wage to $15. There goes New York's economy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Environment

Arctic expedition suspended because of too much ice.

Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Armed private citizens are showing up at military recruiting centers to protect the military. Upside-down world for benefit this time.

Police State

Context and concern that NSA can hack and crash cars.

Misc

Carbon-dating inaccurate because of modern carbon.

Freedom of Speech

The government can kill critics by hacking their cars.

Local

Foley's fellow commissioners reject his power grab.

Politics

Congress uses hack of Office of Personnel Management as an excuse to pass CISA, the latest version of the super-cyber-spying bill it's tried to pass several times before though it would do nothing to stop such hacks. More. More. More.