Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Health Care

Conflict of interest and corruption at the CDC.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Health Care

One way the internet of things will be used to control people.

Education

Michelle Obama's lunch tyranny expanded to pre-schools.

Politics

Ted Cruz says voters would be surprised.
"Texas Sen. Ted Cruz writes in his new book that conservative voters would be “astonished” if they knew what Republican senators were really doing and saying in private meetings on Capitol Hill."
I wouldn't be surprised.

In what world does it make sense to take down the Confederate flag at Fort Sumter?

When politicians claim to seek "middle ground" on firearms, they mean more government control.

Supreme Court blocks states from requiring ID to register to vote, just like the establishment wants.

Regulation

France arrests Uber executives for running an illegal taxi company.

War

NATO aggression against Russia heightens risk of nuclear war.

Tax and Spend

Puerto Rico's governor plans to default on unpayable debt.

VA extends benefits to all gays married to veterans. Here comes the payday.

Environment

Scientists studying sprites mistake cause and effect.

Supreme Court overturns some EPA energy emission regulations.

We keep hearing how the planet is running out of helium, but helium is leaking from a California fault, indicating helium is more abundant than claimed.

Giant, freshwater lake in Chad evaporated a thousand years ago, well before SUVs.

Federal Reserve

According to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), policy-makers have no more tools to combat economic collapse. The Fed and central banks all around the world have painted all of us into a corner and guaranteed the next crash will be devastating. This article pretends central banks were protectors of the economy, but what else would you expect from the central banks of central banks?
"“Rather than just reflecting the current weakness, they may in part have contributed to it by fuelling costly financial booms and busts and delaying adjustment. The result is too much debt, too little growth and too low interest rates."
We're all Austrians now.

USA Today accidentally tells the truth that countries exiting monetary unions generally suffer no economic distress.

Publicly, the Fed is unconcerned about Greece.

Economy

Prediction of a crash in Chinese markets.

Chinese markets crashing over last 17 days.

Dow falls 350 on Greek news.

Last man who made bats by hand retires from Louisville Slugger, telling wonderful tale of skilled labor.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Politics

Republicans and the courts are Obamacare's best allies.

Supreme Court's major rulings favor big business. Another shocker.

Pressure to allow transgender troops to serve openly in military.

Uber has been sucked into the political economy.
"Hales, like many mayors in America, could probably guess why Plouffe was trying to reach him. Uber’s made a name for itself by barging into cities and forcing politicians to respond."
This is actually a story about how government forces companies to engage in the political economy.

The US makes war on everything because it benefits our rulers.

Federal Reserve

ECB still says it won't bail out Greek banks any more. Bank run ramps up.

Greece shuts banks.

Regulation

The press and alarmists have dramatically exaggerated how advanced AI programs are.

Health Care

Collection of studies supporting paleo lifestyle.

Local

Lebanon to raise water rates by 14 percent.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Economy

AMD uses Intel CPU in gaming PC.

Tax and Spend

Germans and Greeks call off negotiations with no settlement.

Greek ATMs drained dry.

War

We always laughed about the Iraqi Air Force attacking the US, but the US has imported Iraqi pilots to train here, and one died.

Socialism

California orders San Francisco to stop taking drinking water from river, preferring it go to the ocean instead of keeping people healthy.

Education

More on school lunch black markets. Schools are accidentally teaching two useful things: government stinks and markets are the solution to problems.

Health Care

Vaccine medical tyranny in California.

Long list of mass murderers hooked on Big Pharma.

Police State

The corruption of red-light camera companies is no different than any other market segment. They buy favors with campaign contributions. That's what politics is. More.

Politics

Recent Supreme Court decisions show the fallacy of the argument to vote for Republican presidents so they can appoint conservative justices. As bad as Republican judges are, Democrats are worse. This is a lesser of two evils argument.

Who would have predicted that the Supreme Court tends to be liberal on the big cases. It's as if both parties are full of progressives, just I've like I've said forever.

Transgenders in the military.

Some observant person predicts transgender issues will be the next focus of LGBT.

Mississippi rejects call to remove Lee's battle flag which will surely draw ire of America's neo-Soviets.

Boehner attacks "rebels".

Friday, June 26, 2015

Misc

Why are they surprised chimpanzees know violence is bad? Did they think they had no empathy? No sense of the benefits of cooperation?

Foreign Policy


Hillary Clinton is picking and choosing which emails she gives to investigators. It's a travesty. That's why she set up her own server.

War on Drugs

Of course ISIS could use war on drugs infrastructure to attack Americans. This is a veiled call to steal more money.

Economy

Chinese savers sitting on $21 trillion. Good for them. Hopefully they'll spend some here after our economy is gone.

Regulation

After violent strikes, France rewards rioters with plans to steal Uber drivers' cars. In our barbaric society, might still makes right.

Police State

Homicides in Baltimore have almost doubled this year, almost all from black on black crime.

Former Baltimore cop tells stories of ubiquitous corruption on the squad.

War

The US is following the same old playbook in Iraq, and it won't work to do anything except expand the war.

Tax and Spend

Dumping the euro isn't a magic bullet for Greece's tax and spend problems.

Kansas Republicans pass massive tax hike.

Politics

Vandals target Confederate Monuments.

Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage 5-4.

Note to Justice Scalia: the Supreme Court has always been a threat to democracy.

Hypocrisy of the offend activists.Government offends me, but they won't get rid of it for me.

US Customs targets James O'Keefe for embarrassing the government.

Transabled, people who want to voluntarily disable themselves, insanity.

Pat Buchanan takes on Obama's cultural attack dogs. I don't have any problem telling the true history of America, but destroying that history isn't telling it.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Socialism

Hackers stole most intimate, private details of government employee records.
"A senior U.S. official has confirmed that foreign hackers compromised the intimate personal details of an untold number of government workers. Likely included in the hackers’ haul: information about workers’ sexual partners, drug and alcohol abuse, debts, gambling compulsions, marital troubles, and any criminal activity."
Why is any of that in government records?

California district cutting water pressure to save water.

Tax and Spend

Germans feel no guilt for the plight of Greeks.

Prediction the Fed will bail out Greece.

Laughing, investigators blame mistakes, not a conspiracy, for deleting thousands of emails relating to tea party oppression.

Why has it taken years for the House to consider impeaching the head of the IRS for lying about Lois Lerner and tea party oppression.

Environment

There's no such thing as a free lunch in green energy either.

Last winter's weak el Nino was outside NOAA's geographical definition, and that's why NOAA can't decide whether it belongs in the historical data. It also shows NOAA doesn't understand the climate, the same as everybody else.

Police State

While French rulers pretend to be appalled that NSA spied on French presidents, the French parliament gives spies expanded spy powers.

Two years ago people were hesitant to believe Michael Hastings was killed by car hack. Now we know hacking cars is ridiculously easy.

Obama has issued 19 secret directives.

Health Care

Study claims a diet high in sugar or fat causes cognitive decline, but they don't specify what fat they used.

After Supreme Court ignores the law and upholds Obamacare subsidies, congressman introduces bill to force Justices onto the program.  That should have happened when it first passed.

Misc

Bright spots found by Rosetta on comet 67P can only be ice and can only mean the comet is mostly ice. Ridiculous.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Socialism

Lake Mead hits record low. Lake Mead and Las Vegas.

This is government's version of cyber-security.
"A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web - available for hackers, spies and thieves."
What a joke.

Education

Schools teach students about black markets as students sell salt and sugar to combat Michelle Obama's terrible lunches. More. Thanks to Michelle Obama, children are learning government stinks.

Federal Reserve

With no deal for Greece, the ECB bails out Greek banks again.

Police State

How to see what Google admits to knowing about you.

Politics

After first failing Republicans passed fast-track authority for Obama's trade tyranny.

Boehner punishes Republicans who voted against Obamatrade.
"While the Speaker has lashed out at conservative rebels before, the latest intraparty purge has been particularly aggressive, this time targeting members of the new, conservative House Freedom Caucus who voted against the rule."
Good for them.

Here's how much corporations paid for Senate votes on TPP.

US falls in subjective well-being.

Amazon bans Confederate flag but continues to sell Nazi items and Che Guevara t-shirts.

Environment

UK Met Office claims solar activity is plummeting faster than since the last ice age, but they can't know that.

NOAA adds and subtracts el Ninos and la Nina's to its historical data.

Heat waves are supposedly more common.

Health Care

Dangers of proton pump inhibitors.

The world's population is living longer, but rapidly getting sicker.