Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sports

Having no integrity, Napoleon Goodell allowed the Patriots to use underinflated balls, potentially compromising the AFC championship game, just to catch them in the act and act like a tough guy.
"Early reports suggested Indianapolis alerted the league of the issue after a second-quarter interception by D'Qwell Jackson, who gave a Patriots football to a Colts equipment man who, in turn, noticed a problem. Jackson has since told NFL.com he noticed nothing wrong. There's been no word from the equipment guy. Of course, that scenario could have happened and the NFL still could've been waiting for halftime to check the footballs. They aren't mutually exclusive."
But it sounds like the NFL made that story up to cover itself. I wouldn't put it past Goodell to have ordered the balls deflated himself. That guy's a narcissistic freak.
"In the end is this going to be bigger than just a doctored football and will it be Roger Goodell, not Tom Brady, answering the most uncomfortable of allegations?"
I hope so.

Kraft goes on the offensive.
"Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a surprise appearance at the team's opening news conference of Super Bowl XLIX on Monday, saying the NFL owed them an apology if its investigation over deflated footballs doesn't uncover wrongdoing." 
Good for him for putting the spotlight back on Goodell.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Economy

Housing lenders have lowered down payments to 3 percent again.

The mainstream noticed the plutocrats are buying escape properties to escape the coming chaos.

Health Care

Obamacare cost $50 grand for each person covered. That's some expensive insurance.

Nursing homes are using government to kidnap customers and steal their money.

Socialism

Indiana governor sets up state-run news outlet.

Sports socialism nearly bankrupted Glendale, Arizona, location of the Super Bowl. It will go bankrupt soon.

Politics

Koch network plans to spend nearly $900 million on 2016 election. No wonder candidates showed up to their conference.

Comcast ghost-writes letters from politicians to FCC in support of merger with Time Warner.

Obama's classic leftist class warfare rhetoric pushes his approval rating up to 50 percent.

The fallout from the Greek election.
"The new Greece of Alexis Tsipras will run out of money by early March. It will then face a series of escalating crunch points that will end in default and a return to the drachma unless it can reach a deal with EU creditors.
Greece must repay €3.4bn to the International Monetary Fund in February and March. Tax revenues have collapsed as Greeks preempt what they hope will be a repeal of austerity taxes. “There is only €1.9bn left in the cash kitty, and the government has spending costs of $2.5bn coming up. Somebody needs to lend the country money soon,” said Megan Greene, from Manulife Asset Management.
The Greek media reports that capital flight last week reached €10bn as it became the clear that the amalgam of Maoists, ex-Leninists and radical socialists known as Syriza would win the election. Barclays estimates the outflow at €20bn since early December, roughly 12pc of GDP.
The European Central Bank is for now stepping into the breach. Liquidity support for Greek banks spiked to €54bn at the end of December, and is rising fast. If the ECB were to pull the plug, Greece would spiral into a systemic crisis immediately."
The house of cards is starting to fall.

Tax and Spend

The lowest deficit of Obama's tenure is still outrageously high.

Global Warming and Energy

FOIA request reveals EPA's religious, green propaganda strategy devoid of science.

Arctic sea ice extent is within 5 percent of normal while Antarctic sea ice extent is much greater than normal. Global cooling?

Only halfway through, the 2010s are already the snowiest decade on record in the northeast.
"Meanwhile, As the snow piles up, climate change activists are already blaming the blizzard on 'global warming'"
What else can they do. They have to keep the stolen money flowing as long as possible.

War

Fighting the good PR fight, Putin labels the Ukranian army a NATO proxy.

Obama keeps taking steps, steps and more steps in Ukraine, and the situation keeps getting worse. Stop taking steps. Leave them alone.

Failure never deters the US which kills three Yemenis with drone attack.

Four months ago, Obama pointed to Yemen as a success.

Police State

Britain's GCHQ threatens to break into businesses and houses if it can't break your encryption, and it acknowledges its lack of ethics.

Critics may not have been impressed with the case against CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, but the jury convicted. As I said, innuendo and fearmongering is all it takes.
"Sterling denied leaking anything to Risen, and said it was more likely Risen learned about the mission from Senate staffers who had been briefed on it." 
The Senate staffers might have leaked it, but this was a political prosecution, so blaming politicians was doomed to fail.

Cops want to track us, but they don't want to be tracked.
""The Register reports on a request from the US National Sheriffs' Association, which "wants Google to block its crowd-sourced traffic app Waze from being able to report the position of police officers, saying the information is putting officer's lives at risk." From the article: "'The police community needs to coordinate an effort to have the owner, Google, act like the responsible corporate citizen they have always been and remove this feature from the application even before any litigation or statutory action,' AP reports Sheriff Mike Brown, the chairman of the NSA's technology committee, told the association's winter conference in Washington....Brown called the app a 'police stalker,' and said being able to identify where officers were located could put them at personal risk. Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, said his members had concerns as well. 'I can think of 100 ways that it could present an officer-safety issue,' Pasco said. 'There's no control over who uses it. So, if you're a criminal and you want to rob a bank, hypothetically, you use your Waze.'""
If tracking cops endangers cops, then tracking serfs endangers serfs.

The US had a Cold War plan called Plan C to bring the entire US under martial law. I'm sure it has a similar plan now. This is what ubiquitous surveillance will end in.

DOJ spying on millions of cars in real time.

Local

Water mains burst.

An inch of snow and 20 degree temperatures are too much of hardship for the Air Force.

Special prosecutor files charges against police officer who illegally seized camera phone from bystander. One in a million. More.

Government creates homelessness by stealing people's money, then it pretend to fight homelessness by giving a small fraction of the stolen money back.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Immigration

Border agents oppose Republican immigration bill.

Failure of drones on the border.
"the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general recently audited the use of drones on the border and issued a scathing report, calling them “dubious achievers” and essentially declaring them an enormous waste of money, time, and personnel. At $12,255 a flight hour (when not simply grounded), military-grade drones turned out to cost way more than the CBP estimated or reported, flew far less often, and helped find a mere 2% of the immigrants crossing the border without papers. As Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post reported, “Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of border-crossing apprehensions were attributed to drone detection.” The inspector general suggested that the CBP should, among other things, shelve its plans to expand its drone fleet (at the cost of a mere $443 million)."
That's crazy expensive. I thought the point of drones was to be cheaper, not just fly longer. It makes perfect sense, from our rulers' point of view, to employ Israeli technology.

Politics

Anonymous claims it will expose complicity of politicians and government officials to child sex abuse.

Greeks elect leftists to end so-called austerity program. I doubt this is an endorsement of leftists any more than the US election was an endorsement of Republicans. This is a rejection of the status quo, but nothing will change.

Police State

Double standard behind the prosecution of Jeffrey Sterling and the reluctance to prosecute David Petraeus.

Google gagged from disclosing secret warrants against Wikileaks.

War

Video purports to show an American soldier in Ukraine decked out for war.

Former Vietnam sniper weighs in on American Sniper film and war in general.
"The job of sniper has nothing to do with the stories of movie and television, nothing related to the heavily fictionalized books foisted on the public decade after decade.  Snipers with high kill numbers shoot primarily armed American allies they “mistake” for enemy or unarmed civilians.  The best of them protect American bases and small units with precision fire and take great risks.
If you kill more than dozen people as a sniper and you aren’t guilty of murdering innocent civilians, I would be very surprised.  If you are insane enough to convince yourself, let’s say you are in Afghanistan or Iraq, countries where it is legal for any civilian to carry a weapon and no sane person would go outside without one, that shooting “armed Muslims” makes you a hero, you are both a liar and a fool.  You are probably also a psychopath."
Probably.

692 killed in Iraq.

Health Care

WHO accused of bungling ebola response. I'm sure it did, but it seems clear the disease only came under control when foreigners pulled back.

Girl dies from influenza strain she had been vaccinated against.

People who delusionally believe they are one sex trapped in the body of the other were encouraged to believe that, so I'm not surprised people are being advised to listen an interact with voices in their heads. This might actually be healthy if it isolates and compartmentalizes the voices.

FDA considering using Americans as guinea pigs in GMO insect experiment. The FDA has no concern for Americans. Only politics could stop this.

Local

Rising prices, not a rebounding economy, increases local sales tax receipts.

This is an incredible waste of money.
"Turning a brownfield site into a sparkling technology-focused business park hasn’t been easy, quick or even cheap. But city of Dayton officials say they’ve more than turned the corner on the $30 million Tech Town business park along the city’s Monument Avenue river corridor.
After more than a dozen years, the three-building development is filling up and branching out, with private companies putting their own money into relocating near the campus, which counts as its neighbors Fifth Third Field and the emerging Water Street commercial project.
Tech Town’s newest building, which took more than two years to find its first tenant, is now more than half occupied and emerging as a health care industry cluster, said Steve Nutt, senior vice president for CityWide Development Corp."
$30 million and twelve years, that's it? That's why no investor would voluntarily pay for that.

Police chase car into crash that injures two.

Local

Local governments set up catch-22s on taxes, where voting for the levy keeps taxes the same, but voting against it raises taxes.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Federal Reserve

More on the consequences of the Swiss central bank disconnecting from the euro.
"In a word, the Swiss Central Bank was on the verge of printing itself into oblivion. It had to stop pegging the CHF at 120 before the madman Draghi turned on the ECB printing presses and submerged the SNB’s vaults in a deluge of wasting euros that would have soon reached the tops of the Alps.
Here’s what it had come to. In about 84 months, the SNB’s balance sheet had expanded by 5X. It now stands at nearly 100% of GDP, towering far above even the lunatic monetary emissions of the BOJ.
Had the SNB not finally blinked, the Swiss economy would have been obliterated in a orgy of export sector malinvestment, virulent domestic speculation and incendiary asset-inflation. At length, even Swiss mountainside real estate would have become too expensive for cows and ski lodges alike."
They fixed it.

Inflation that's being hidden by falling gas prices.

Economy

China's GDP numbers hide economic problems.

Media

Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood.

Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Prosecutor refuses to prosecute David Gregory for breaking firearms law because Gregory is a member of the elite and has the right politics.

Police State

Update on trial of accused CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling.
"There is only one thing wrong with the prosecution’s narrative about the dire consequences caused by James Risen’s book and Sterling’s alleged leaks – it is almost completely evidence-free.
Pressed by defense attorneys over the last two weeks, the various employees of the national security state could cite no one who had been killed or hurt as a result of the disclosures in Risen’s book, which came out nine years ago – more than enough time for the predicted cataclysm to occur.
No examples of prospective “assets” who had said no-thanks because of the Risen disclosures. No example of even one current asset who had quit over the disclosures. No alteration of U.S. nuclear weapons plans. And, no, Condi Rice, no one has yet been killed by non-existent Iranian nuclear weapons or in that scary mushroom cloud you falsely warned us about in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of WMD-free Iraq."
That won't stop a jury from convicting. Innuendo and fearmongering are usually enough. About the operation.
"The cables reporting the incident and “Merlin’s” testimony both indicate that what “Merlin” saw was not a flaw in the schematics of the device, but a discrepancy between the schematics and the parts list accompanying it that would cause the Iranians to doubt the asset’s cover story.
But the evidence also reveals a larger story of a half-baked operation dreamed up by weapons specialists and managers who were ignorant of the most basic facts about the Iranians and their nuclear program. They created a cover story or “legend” for the Russian √©migr√© scientist “asset” now known as “Merlin” that was so questionable that he never believed the Iranians would fall for it.
The exercise was pointless, moreover. The CIA did not claim that Iran had a nuclear weapons program when the planning of the operation began in 1996, and continued to offer no firm conclusion about Iran’s nuclear intentions through 1998.
Only in mid-1999, when the CIA needed to justify the operation to get White House approval for it, did it insert one reference to “Iran’s nuclear weapons research and development program” into its regular half-yearly intelligence assessment of Iran’s WMD policy for the first time."
Self-serving for sure.

Snowden claims iPhones have a backdoor for government spies.

Foreign Policy

Indians deploy 45,000 security forces for Obama in Delhi. This article claims it's 100,000.

The Americanization of Cuba.

Iran dumps the dollar.

Actions have consequences. In response to US congressional threats to increase sanction on Iran, Iranian parliament draws up bill to increase nuclear enrichment.

War

Ukraine forces indiscriminately killing civilians.

Yemeni rebels wary of complex relationships in Yemen, but US central planners think they know it all.

US drone assassin quits in shame.
"What made him stop? "The actual breaking point happened when we were hunting an American citizen, and they were saying he was maybe the next bin Laden. This was an American citizen - these were the people that I swore to protect. I believe that at that moment we were doing the wrong thing and that was when I decided to turn my back and walk away.""
Better late than never, I guess.

Iranian general promises to attack Israel from west bank in retaliation for airstrike that killed another Iranian general.

Health Care

Catastrophic vaccine reactions.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Economy

The Uber economy is booming.
" Uber is such a great example of the market, freed from the regulatory state, creating jobs and offering better service and prices to consumers. Yes, some taxi drivers are now Uber drivers, but many are net-new drivers. As pointed out previously, Uber is actually creating demand for taxi-like services with Uber-level service. Uber just released some more internal numbers-they added 40,000 drivers in December alone. Driver are making more (before costs) than Taxi drivers."
That's why government wants to regulate it.

Housing hasn't rebounded to previous boom levels. Good.

War

Ukrainian president keeps lying about Russian involvement in war.
"There appears to be a problem, however. The 9,000 troops and heavy weapons and equipment that purportedly accompanies them have been seen by no one. There are no satellite photos of what would certainly be a plainly visible incursion. We know from incredibly detailed satellite photos of Boko Haram’s recent massacre in Nigeria that producing evidence of such large scale movement is entirely within the realm of US and NATO technological capabilities. Still there remains a lack of evidence."
Who needs evidence? All they need are headlines, and they got them.

Foreign Policy

Obama team threatens Netanyahu for bypassing him when coming to speak before Congress.

The reason Argentinian prosecutor was murdered.
"So what was Nisman's spectacular claim? That the attack was ordered by Iran after Argentina decided to cancel a nuclear technology transfer contract, that the attack was carried out by Hizbullah, and that the Argentine government had agreed to cover up this fact in exchange for oil. Nisman claimed that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman had personally overseen the cover-up, and that he had wiretap recordings to prove it.
Nisman was found dead just hours before he was set to present his evidence to Argentina's Congress."
Sounds plausible.

Misc

Comet theory again falsified by comet 67P.
"Still far from the sun, 67P’s activity levels have been subdued. So far, most of the jetting has been seen around the neck."
"Nobody knows. Oddly, calculations show that the neck region receives the least sunlight (top) of any part of the comet. Even when reflections and reradiation of this heat is accounted for (bottom), the neck is still colder than the rest of the comet."
Electric universe theorists know.

Scientists slow down photons below the speed of light.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Misc

The Hubble Telescope didn't change the universe. It changed people's view of it, but it made no significant changes in theory.

Archaeologists aren't telling us the truth.

Why would anybody apologize for king Henry VIII by trying to lay his crimes at the feet of Cromwell?

On September 10, 2001, I was the smartest guy in the business. Everybody wanted to hire me. On September 12, 2001, I ceased to exist. Nobody wanted to hire me. I didn't change, but I lost everything.

War on Drugs

The impact of decriminalizing marijuana.
"Crime is down: Marijuana-related arrests, which made up almost 50% of all drug-related crimes as of 2012, plummeted in Colorado in the first six months of legalization in 2014. According to government data, serious crimes have declined in Denver: The murder rate has dropped 24.4%  from 2013 to 2014. Violent crime in general declined by more than 1%, and major property crimes are down 8.1% (without counting unresolved cases)."
The same will happen when all drugs are decriminalized.

Police State

The origin of states pertains today.
"The best historical explanation offered for the origins of political systems is found in ancient days of merchants traveling, in caravans, from one marketplace to another. These traders would be pursued by looters who would forcibly take some of the goods and money possessed by the merchants. The looters would never completely despoil the businessmen, lest they discourage such caravan practices altogether. To make the system more predictable – and less troublesome for the looters – the caravans would be required to pass through established checkpoints and pay a fee, doubtless rationalized as a way for the merchants to enjoy the “protection” offered by the looters. The practice is still with us, in the form of “asset forfeitures” by various police agencies. "
That's not the only way.

The Argentine president who butted head with the dead prosecutor, not admits his death was not a suicide.

We're all against terrorism, but what are we for? I'm for freedom, peace and prosperity.

Global Warming and Energy

Mitt Romney jumps on Al Gore's bandwagon.

Doomsday clock frauds advance clock two minutes citing unchecked climate change.

War

Despite waging all-out war, Ukrainian military retreats from airport.

Why Americans have become uncritical of a seemingly incompetent military.

The consequences of war.
"There’s one big problem with that mindset, however. The truth is that the troops, through what they’re doing over there, are indirectly destroying our country, our rights and freedoms, our safety and security, and our economic well-being." 
It's more accurate to blame our rulers than the troops though they share some responsibility.

US Navy fires chief of Gitmo for corruption.

US-backed Yemeni president resigns in not-a-coup.US war in Yemen: fail.

The Navy plans to trap enlisted women below seas in submarines for months at a time. I fear for them.

Washington's insidious love of war. This language is all wrong. Washington doesn't love war because collectives can't love. Groups don't love war because groups can't love. A group of individuals can profit from war, and they can dominate political power to incite more war in order to increase those profits.

Navy ship runs aground off Okinawa.

Federal Reserve

To hammer what's left of the European economy into the ground, the European central bank will cut interest rates to all-time lows.

Swiss and Chinese central banks agree to currency swap. That means trade without the dollar.

Politics

Somebody cut off internet access to blogger to reported KKK speech of Republican.

The Saudi king of torture and execution is dead. Long live the new king of Saudi torture and execution.

Regulation

Powerful engine noise in modern cars is fake because it's been regulated out of existence. The article doesn't mention regulation.

Government regulation has failed in the do not call list.

Local

The DDN publishes another article about Dayton's bad economy.
"A new report confirms what Daytonians have long known — that the recent recession was a body blow to the city — while also saying that Dayton has not recovered to pre-recession strength.
But local observers countered that the report from the Brookings Institution think tank does not take into account recent data and events — such as a Chinese auto glass manufacturer’s $360 million investment and the Proctor & Gamble distribution center that will bring a combined 2,300 new jobs."
One paragraph of truth immediately followed by the standard cheerleading. This ranking is pretty bad and rightfully so.

Apparently we have the worst schools in the state.
"Dayton and Trotwood public schools will be the first districts in Ohio this year to undergo on-site reviews because of their risk of “academic distress.”
The Ohio Department of Education’s district review team will spend next week studying the leadership, teaching, student support and more in Dayton Public Schools, and then will do the same at Trotwood-Madison the week of Feb. 23. The only other Ohio school district getting a detailed on-site review this school year is Lima."
Lovely.

Health Care

Fitness tracking wristbands monitor sleep showing transitioning to daylight savings time causes the worst sleep of the year.

40 year spending on cancer research.
"More than 40 years after the war on cancer was declared, we have spent billions fighting the good fight. The National Cancer Institute has spent some $90 billion on research and treatment during that time. Some 260 nonprofit organizations in the United States have dedicated themselves to cancer — more than the number established for heart disease, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke combined. Together, these 260 organizations have budgets that top $2.2 billion."
But no vitamin D. National Cancer Institute budget.
"NCI’s budget for FY 2013 was approximately $4.8 billion. Overall, NCI’s budget has been relatively flat in recent years. During the period from 2005 through 2013, the NCI budget averaged $4.9 billion per year."
But no vitamin D.

The establishment is being forced to admit healthy fat is good for you and carbs are bad..

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

War on Drugs

Border patrol will have a hard time stopping drug-smuggling drones.

Immigration

Republican House immigration bill spend $10 billion, deports zero illegal aliens and removes border fence. No surprise.

Politics

Pat Buchanan considers race relations today.
"Race relations today seem in some ways more poisonous than in 1965, when there were vast deposits of goodwill and LBJ pushed through the Voting Rights Act easily, 77-19 in the Senate and 328-74 in the House. Only two Republican Senators voted against the VRA."
Democrats are the party of oppressing blacks.
"After 50 years of affirmative action and the greatest wealth transfers in human history, “equality as a fact” has not been achieved and will not be, absent a greater seizure of power by the U.S. government and larger and virtually endless transfers of wealth.
The reports of Karl Marx’s death have been greatly exaggerated."
Democrats get rich oppressing blacks and using claims of racism to promote communism.

Politicians didn't march with protesters in Paris as claimed. They staged their photo in a guarded side-street.
"Perhaps even more ironically, nine of those countries represented in the march are in the final third of the World Press Freedom Index, compiled annually by Reporters Without Borders."
So much for their concern for freedom of speech.

Drudge highlights Obama's hypocrisy: urges civility then taunts; criticizes constant fundraising then asks for donations.

Regulation

Government hates the poor, sharing and Uber.

Education

Illinois law forces students to give up social media passwords to school officials.

Just like Obamacare was the next logical step to fully socialized medicine, free community college is the next logical step to fully socialized higher education.

Tax and Spend

Vectren challenges its property values.
"The natural gas company has asked the state to reduce the taxable value of its pipelines, machinery, equipment and other personal property to $34.6 million from $87.2 million."
This the kind of problem you get into when the state determines values instead of the market.

War

Report claims US fighting shadow war with special forces in 150 countries.
"On December 6, 2014, approximately 36 of America’s top commandos, heavily armed, operating with intelligence from satellites, drones, and high-tech eavesdropping, outfitted with night vision goggles, and backed up by elite Yemeni troops, went toe-to-toe with about six militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. When it was over, Somers was dead, along with Pierre Korkie, a South African teacher due to be set free the next day. Eight civilians were also killed by the commandos, according to local reports. Most of the militants escaped."
What a disaster. I bet they don't make a movie about it.
"During the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) deployed to 133 countries – roughly 70% of the nations on the planet – according to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt, a public affairs officer with U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). This capped a three-year span in which the country’s most elite forces were active in more than 150 different countries around the world, conducting missions ranging from kill/capture night raids to training exercises. "
That's crazy.
"In fact, aside from modest amounts of information disclosed through highly-selective coverage by military media, official White House leaks, SEALs with something to sell, and a few cherry-picked journalists reporting on cherry-picked opportunities, much of what America’s special operators do is never subjected to meaningful examination, which only increases the chances of unforeseen blowback and catastrophic consequences. "
It makes it easy for our rulers to lie about the causes of blowback events.
"“The command is at its absolute zenith. And it is indeed a golden age for special operations.” Those were the words of Army General Joseph Votel III, a West Point graduate and Army Ranger, as he assumed command of SOCOM last August. "
That shows how these people think. This is why standing armies are dangerous. They want to kill.

US general admitted in 2007 the head of ISIS was fake.

Yemen rebel actions might look like a coup from the outside, but not from the inside.
""I've heard it called a coup," said regional analyst and researcher Abdulwahab Alkebsi, "but I don't know what a coup looks like in Yemen.""
""Anyone who tells you they know where things in Yemen are heading is a liar or a fool," former Sana'a-based journalist Adam Baron posted on Twitter."
Sorry, central planners.
"The militia wasn't interested in total control, Yemen experts tell VOA. They wanted a voice in government. It was a show of power, but not a grab at the reins."
Politics.

Global Warming and Energy

2014 among coldest 3 percent of years in the last 10,000.

Apparently having not noticed that nobody cares about global warming any more, Senate to vote on whether it's real or not. Republicans maneuver and vote that climate change is real, but man isn't causing it. Nice.

Economy

NBA bubble.
"Boosted by Steve Ballmer's league-record $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers, the franchise values of NBA teams rose an average of 72 percent in one year, according to new estimates released by Forbes on Wednesday. "
It's everywhere.

Tech industry criticized for creating a legacy of disposable employees, but this is really a legacy of central banks which create the boom and bust business cycles felt so keenly in tech.

Local

Water main break.

Contractor blamed for Hopple Street overpass collapse.

This article says two sheriff's officers have been suspended for racism, but my feedly feed says they've been fired.

Misc

Pitcher of Comet Lovejoy's tail shows the Berkeland currents filaments spiraling around each other, not gas knocked from the nucleus.

This steep climb by AirAsia flight before crash supports theory the plane had been hacked.

Ridiculous article includes black holes, worm holes, alternate universes and dark matter. I prefer vampire, ghosts and goblin stories.

Even the cosmologist establishment is becoming embarrassed by the paradoxes in its theories.

Health Care

Corn syrup more toxic than cane sugar.

Healthcare.gov sends intimate, personal data to dozens of tracking websites.

Five Disneyland employees caught measles.

More on measles and vaccines.

Doctors transmitting superbugs to patients through scopes.