Sunday, August 28, 2016

Politics

Blaming Trump for Obama's proposed social media law for travelers.

Local

Businesses want government to preempt competition from new crony development at the Fairgrounds, but those businesses benefited from cronyism to begin with.

Sneaky income tax hikes.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Health Care

Single paragraph about EpiPen prices explains consequences of government regulation and the monopolies it creates.
""The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill," reports CNN. Slashdot reader Applehu Akbar reports that the argument "has now turned into civil war in the US Senate": One senator's daughter relies on Epi-Pen, while another senator's daughter is CEO of Mylan, the single company that is licensed to sell these injectors in the US. On the worldwide market there is no monopoly on these devices... Is it finally time to allow Americans to go online and fill their prescriptions on the world market?"
There's that allow word again.

Politics

Clinton accused of using a fake audience over-layed on a green screen for a speech to hide her health problems.

War

Massive accounting corruption at the Pentagon includes trillions in fraud over decades.

Regulation

Obama strongarms Apple, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft into signing political pledge supporting equal pay as if they don't already pay what the market demands. This is a hidden power of coercion that will never show up in any statistic.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Economy

Amazon tests 30 hour work week. Good for them if this is honest, but is this really a pilot program for new regulations, like in France?

War on Drugs

78 heroin overdoses in Cincinnati in two days.

Politics

Pat Buchanan is ridiculously optimistic.
"The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton Foundation.
Of 154 outsiders whom Clinton phoned or met with in her first two years at State, 85 had made contributions to the Clinton Foundation, and their contributions, taken together, totaled $156 million."
Business as usual for the Clintons.
"Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition."
Pffft. She will own her AG like Obama owns his. It'll never happen.
"Bill has promised that, if Hillary is elected, he will end his big dog days at the foundation and stop taking checks from foreign regimes and entities, and corporate donors. Cash contributions from wealthy Americans will still be gratefully accepted.
One wonders: Will Bill be writing thank-you notes for the millions that will roll in to the family foundation – on White House stationery?
By his actions, Bill is all but conceding that there is a serious conflict of interest between his foundation raking in millions that enhance the family’s prestige and sustain its travel and lifestyle, while providing its big donors with privileged access to the secretary of state." 
The penalty for that corruption is a fast track to the White House.

State Department refuses to release Clinton's schedule until after the election.

Clinton's pay to play corruption is a natural consequence of coercive government.

KKK endorses Clinton.

War

US, Turkey and allies invade Syria. They already invaded Syria, but this is an escalation.
"Syria’s four-sided civil war just got more complicated – and much more dangerous."
Sounds complicated.
"Up until this point, the Kurdish YPG has been the recipient of US aid, with our “advisors” embedded in their ranks: enjoying US air support, they have managed to carve out a safe space which they call “Rojava,” protected from the depredations of both ISIS and the Turks. This sudden turn in US policy, however, means that their usefulness has perhaps come to an end – and that the Americans, having used them as cannon fodder, are now ready to dump them." 
Sounds evil.

North Korea claims it can nuke US mainland. US rulers must want this guy and his program alive.

Police State

Dwayne Wade's cousin was murdered in Chicago while pushing her baby's stroller. Suddenly people will care. There's no mention of race in ESPN's article.

Foreign Policy

Clinton used open source BleachBit to erase her emails. Company brags of success, as well it should.

Environment

Obama lawlessly declares world's largest nature reserve off Hawaii.

Australian scientists discover another great reef behind the Great Barrier Reef.

Biofuels aren't so green and maybe worse than gasoline.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Media

Media blackout regarding Soros's corruption.

More on Soros and foreign policy.

Economy

Uber lost big money in Q1 and bigger money in Q2.

War

F-35 on path to fail to deliver on time. I thought it was already way late as well as over budget.

Police State

CIA announces Spacenet AI project that sounds a lot like Skynet.

War on Drugs

Drug overdose deaths skyrocketed in Ohio in 2015.

Local

Finally a bar, attached to a brewery, on the river. I hope it survives the bust.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Socialism

State of California gives crony family all the water.

Venezuela confiscates guns.

Police State

Rulers threaten regulations and criminal punishment for people who voluntarily help others like the Cajun Navy during a disaster.

Politics

Another downside to globalization.
"As one of my Twitter followers put it so succinctly: “Globalization: Where leaders from any country get to pick US Presidents.” As the Clinton campaign’s Robby Mook tears a page out of Joe McCarthy’s book and smears Donald Trump as being “Putin’s puppet,” the irony is that this election has seen foreign interference in American politics to an unprecedented degree – on Hillary’s behalf."
Great observation.

Trump is wrong on trade.

War

US Army virtual training program fails.

Book tells story of one young man's life painfully lost to the war in Iraq.

Tax and Spend

Compared to tax receipts, US debt is second worst in the world.

NASA and contractor HP can't upgrade computers.

Health Care

The high price of epipens is a result of FDA regulations.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Foreign Policy

Half of the people Clinton met while Secretary of State gave money to Clinton Foundation.

Claim Russian agent penetrated NSA.

Politics

More Clinton corruption.
"This time a journalist discovers that the FBI files regarding Killery’s FBI interviews about the death of White House Counsel Vince Foster in 1993 are mysteriously missing from the National Archives.
We also learn that there was an apparently failed Arkansas Mafia-style “hit” attempted on Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, when an “intruder” broke into the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange has lived for the past four years.  And the London police, who have offices two minutes away, took two hours to respond to the break-in of a foreign embassy."
It keeps on coming. More on missing files about Vince Foster's death.

Clinton and Trump in virtual tie.

Police State

FBI admits to authorizing informants to break the law 22,800 times in the last four years.

Tax and Spend

NASA was wrong when calling dark streaks on Mars running water.

Local

Unemployment rate falls.

Misc

Fabulous picture of jet lightning reaching from a cloud top to the upper atmosphere, an event scientists recently denied existed.

German government tells Germans to stockpile for a ten day doomsday disaster.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Federal Reserve

Negative interest rates and more money-printing in UK.

War

US declares no-go zones for Syrian forces in Syria which may apply to Russians.

Media

Turkish journalist jailed for terrorism was framed. I can guess by whom.

Economy

Gates's net worth hits $90 billion.

Foreign Policy

FBI finds another 14,900 emails from Clinton's private email server.

Emails expose Clinton's pay for play through Clinton Foundation.

Tax and Spend

Taxachussets taxes ride-sharing to subsidize taxis.

Military Tricare pays for trans hormone therapy and counseling

Local

City of Dayton considers selling McCalls plant, but it should never have owned it.

Fatal overdoses in Montgomery Count way up this year.

Health Care

How germs turned from villain to hero.