Sunday, May 01, 2016

Police State

Year ago I warned against biometric ID systems because they would allow government to circumvent laws against self-incrimination. The FBI proves me right by forcing victim to unlock phone with fingerprint.

FISA court never rejects FBI or NSA illegal spying requests. More.

Politics

Boehner teams with Obama to make press video. Two peas in a pod.

Immigrant activists continue to incite violence at Trump rallies then blame Trump.

Health Care

Farmed salmon is extremely unhealthy.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Economy

Idiotic Kenyan president burns 105 tons of ivory, reducing supply and making poaching ivory even more lucrative.
"Burning the ivory accomplishes the exact opposite of what their objective is. It raises the price of ivory because it reduces the supply and leaves the demand unchanged, ignoring psychological effects on buyers that may either discourage them from buying ivory or speeding up their demand for it. Selling the ivory would have depressed the price and discouraged the poaching."
This shows the terrible cost of socialists miseducating people.

Environment

Global warming frauds want to tax meat ostensibly to reduce global warming.

The more people know about climate science, they less they're concerned about global warming.

War

Poor Obama official forced to claim there's no boots on the ground in Iraq or Syria.

Feminists will force women to declare for the draft.

US troops who repeated attacked an Afghan hospital not charged with war crimes. They were just following orders should be no defense.

Foreign Policy

The US starts another campaign against Switzerland, calling it a pirate haven. US rulers hate the greater freedoms in Switzerland.

Local

OVI checkpoint near Flanagan's makes me wonder if the cops are targeting its new owners. I routinely check OVI checkpoint stories, and I never noticed a checkpoint there before.

Tax and Spend

Government to claim over half of Prince's estate.

Sports

A hacker, the NCAA and now the Dolphins have all victimized this young man. He didn't deserve humiliation. He missed press conference, probably because the Dolphins told him too. Later he met with the press, claimed he had an allergic reaction, and wouldn't talk about the past, undoubtedly because the Dolphins told him to.

Napoleon Goodell calls Tunsil's humiliation part of draft-day excitement. NFLPA blasts Goodell, as well they should.

Politics

Latino immigrants becoming citizens to vote against Trump.

Despite being eliminated by voters, Cruz claims Indiana will determine Republican nominee. What else would you expect him to say? He's trying to keep Trump from a majority.

One of the positives about Trump is he claims he will oust the neocons.

Obama loves his terrible legacy.
"Obama’s legacy: Politics of anger, fights, division"
Saul Alinsky would be proud.

Choosing the right bathroom used to be easy.

Progressives only care about feelings when it benefits their pro-government-coercion agenda.

Fed employees donate to Hillary.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Economy

Silicon Valley startup bubble declining.

Intel cancels Atom chips, abandoning the tablet and smartphone market. Wow.

Carl Icahn dumps all Apple stock. He knows Apple is a bubble company.

Police State

Child porn suspect jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt his hard drive. So much for the constitutional protection against self-incrimination.

Supreme Court radically expands FBI hacking power, as if FBI cars about legal restrictions.

Despite spending $1 million for the iPhone hack, the FBI doesn't know how it works.

Judge Napolitano takes police state spying theory to its ultimate conclusion.
"Would all of our lives be safer if the government could break down all the doors it wishes, listen to all the conversations it could find and read whatever emails and text messages it could acquire?"
Of course not!
"Perhaps."
Is Napolitano an idiot? Not perhaps, but hell no. The government already does this, and it makes us less safe.

Dennis Hastert sentenced to prison for structuring, not any real crime.

Congress slams TSA in public, funnels it money when the cameras are off.

Police State

TSA screeners quitting in droves as agency gets worse, not better.

Politics

Trump has already received more votes than Romney and will likely receive more votes than any Republican in primary history.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Police State

Former Tor developer hacks Tor users for FBI.

Economy

I hope Intel crashes and burns for focusing on IoT.

Politics

51 percent of millennials reject capitalism. Why Lew Rockwell is optimistic is beyond me.

Local

Dayton's rulers try to shut down several bars and party stores.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Health Care

Foods high and low in pesticides.

Media

In blowback against leftists hijacking the Hugo awards, this year's nominees are dominated by conservatives.

Education

Silicon Valley execs urge congressmen to fund computer science so they don't have to pay so much to programmers.

Regulation

Mitsubishi admits cheating on mileage reports for 25 years.

Sports

Ruling against Brady animates players to reign in Goodell, thank goodness. He's detrimental to the league.

Politics

Trump crushes competition to sweep today's primaries while Clinton beats Sanders but not by nearly as much. Trump has more delegates than his next three competitors combined.

Democrat turnout down millions from 2008.

700,000 Christian activists boycott Target because it allows men to enter women's restrooms if they claim to identify as women.

Health Care

De Niro accidentally brought the problems with vaccinations into the public eye.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Environment

Solar Impulse 2 illustrates problem with solar power.

Mindless pay for Tesla bubble.

War

Confirming my opinion ISIS is unsustainable, it executes 21 commanders.

Despite allowing San Bernardino terrorists in without vetting their social media accounts, Obama still isn't vetting social media accounts of Syrian refugees.

Economy

Apple to announce worst quarter in 13 years.

IPhone sales down as Apple misses targets.

David Stockman laughs at the stock rebound.
"So never mind that earnings have fallen five straight quarters and at $86.53 per share are now down 18.5% from their September 2014 LTM peak. Also, ignore the fact that this quarter will be down 10% and that there is no rational basis for a rebound any time soon."
So...
"In a word, the stock market is not worth even 15X its current earnings or 1300. At length, the carbon units out there catching today’s bouncing dead cats will thank their lucky stars if their losses are only 40% from here."
But when?

Police State

DNI Clapper credits Snowden with advancing encryption by seven years, but he thinks it's a bad things.

Great quote from Glenn Greenwald.

The CIA is not only collecting all your data, it's trolling you too.

Regulation

All new diesels emit more pollution than allowed.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Politics

With all the transgender bathroom conflict, we need separation of bathroom and state, property rights, to resolve it.

Education

Schools help police spy on students.

Economy

Apple accounts for 40 percent of Silicon Valley's sales.

Obama tells Brits he saved the world economy.