Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Regulation

Why modern Luddites attack Uber.

Monday, May 30, 2016

War on Drugs

Blame progressives, not Republicans, for the war on drugs.

Socialism

Mainstream economists and Clinton advisor supported socialism in Venezuela.

Politics

Plutocrats unite against Trump because he threatens their crony fortunes.

War

Obama's latest drone strike violated agreement with Pakistan which will have consequences.

Environment

The Daily Mail admits Antarctica isn't melting.

Greens blame Trump for unraveling of Paris climate accord.

Sea level declining along North Atlantic coast.

Health Care

I bet Zika drops out the news after the Rio Olympics.

Socialism

The consequences of socialism in Venezuela.

War

Chris Kyle of American Sniper fame lied about his medals.

Video of American special forces soldier in Syria.

Regulation

Paris taxis improving to compete with Uber.

Health Care

Criticism of study claiming cell phones cause cancer.

Politics

After the big propaganda push, Americans don't trust AI. What a surprise.

Education

Apple's Tim Cook joins the effort to force children to code in government schools.

Police State

FBI raids security researchers who discover security leaks.

I doubt TSA's failures are really causing Americans to lose faith in government, but we can hope.

TSA delays cause deaths on the highway.

Misc

Rosetta finds building blocks of life on comet 67P because it came from a planet. Such for a frozen snowball.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tax and Spend

Legislature doubles tax credits for movies, but doesn't cut taxes for you. Movies are big propaganda.

Local

EC council lowers speed limits for cronies.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Economy

Number of millennials living with parents reaches 130 year high.

Education

To make institutionalized education more irrelevant, University makes Angelina Jolie a professor. But it will probably make more money.

Police State

Secret Senate bill would grant FBI warrantless and secret access to email and web history of anybody as if the Constitution didn't exist.

TSA delays on Memorial Day. 

Corruption by ousted head of security.
“Hoggan also was identified as one of the senior TSA officials who used forced transfers to punish agency employees who spoke out about security lapses or general mismanagement. Those allegations, first raised by TSA whistleblowers, caused considerable anger among members of Congress at three hearings held this month and last.
Three of the whistleblowers appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on April 27.
“Many of the people who broke our agency remain in key positions,” testified Jay Brainard, the TSA security director in Kansas. “These leaders are some of the biggest bullies in government.”
Brainard was given a forced transfer from Iowa to Maine in 2014.”
Of course the union wouldn’t like him. 

The deep state is exposed by rookie mistake.
"The US authorities have disciplined 41 Secret Service personnel for improperly accessing and leaking the personal information of a congressman who had scrutinized the agency, the Department of Homeland Security said."
The senior deep-staters get away with it.

Environment

If Mars is coming out of an ice age, why are its poles accumulating ice? I don't think scientists know what they're talking about. They're looking at one snapshot in time. More pretense of knowledge. Still, nobody can blame humans and SUVs.

Politics

Half of misogynistic tweets come from women.

Prosecution of sailor for mishandling classified information shows double-standard applied to Clinton.

Health Care

Superbug is resistant to all antibiotics.

New York City to levy salt fines.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

War

System US uses to coordinate nuclear forces, it uses eight inch floppies.

Police State

Facebook eavesdrops on phone calls. NSA records them.

Misc

Scientists surprised by planets around star supposedly too young to have them.

Environment

Antibiotics, which are overused, cause cows to double greenhouse gas emissions.

Local

The skyscraper curse hit Dayton before.
"Dayton’s first skyscraper opened in 1969 and topped out at 331 feet. It was later eclipsed by the Winters Bank Tower in 1971, (now the Kettering Tower) at 405 feet tall."
This time will be worse.

Endangered freshwater mussels relocated so River Run development can add boulders.

Education

Brainwashing run amok at Oberlin College.
"Students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism. More than 1,300 students at the Midwestern liberal arts college have now signed a petition asking that the college get rid of any grade below a C for the semester, and some students are requesting alternatives to the standard written midterm examination, such as a conversation with a professor in lieu of an essay.
The students say that between their activism work and their heavy course load, finding success within the usual grading parameters is increasingly difficult. "A lot of us worked alongside community members in Cleveland who were protesting," Megan Bautista, a co-liaison in Oberlin's student government, said, referring to the protests surrounding the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a police officer in 2014. "But we needed to organize on campus as well — it wasn't sustainable to keep driving 40 minutes away. A lot of us started suffering academically.""
Nuts.

Regulation

High minimum wage laws make robots cheaper than workers at McDonalds.

Economy

Chinese company Foxconn replaces workers with robots like happened in the US decades ago.
"One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post. "
This is great news for the Chinese economy.

Tax and Spend

Venezuela sells off gold reserves to pay debts.

Foreign Policy

State Department Inspector General report blasts Clinton for private server. This has no governmental impact, but it might have political impact. Why did it take four years?

Health Care

FDA to redefine healthy. Never give government power over words.