Despite the demonization of people who opt out of some vaccinations for their children, there is another side to the story.
I have to admit that I saw the original Weston A. Price story on this topic but decided not to discuss it on this blog. The bullying hatred for people who don’t think everyone should be coerced to vaccinate is so great that I didn’t want to become a target of it. I wimped out.
But CNBC did not! “Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Read more [...]
The Senate is unable to override Obama’s Keystone Pipeline veto.
I don’t even care that much about the Keystone Pipeline. Now that fracking has pushed down the price of oil, it doesn’t seem as important as it once did. It would be nice to give U.S. citizens some more jobs and add to the goods that the U.S. can export, but it isn’t as important as it once was. I don’t even understand why the President or the Federal government is involved in the decision. As far as I’m concerned Read more [...]
The Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee when Obama was honored with the prize has been demoted.
The Associated Press reports, “
The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.
Jagland will remain a member of the voting panel but was a contentious leader, attracting criticism for his dual role as committee chairman and head of the European Council when the Read more [...]
Is this how school administrators are supposed to deal with violations of the dress code?
When people think of government institutions in a negative way, the typically think of a place that rigidly enforces strict rules. But is that really what we find in government institutions? I think an argument could be made that government institutions are places where one person in authority (or a few people) have the right to arbitrarily boss you around and inflict punishments that they make up as Read more [...]
No one objects taking video of police when they are caught demonstrating a good example. Make sure you follow it.
Here are State troopers who brought credit to their badges and uniforms. Well done, gentlemen. Well done.
WNEM TV 5
The video is from WNEM.com: “Police pay it forward by paying for homeless man's dinner.”
[See also, “Police Dept Settles with Man who Video-Recorded Police.”]
Michigan State Police troopers are getting some serious recognition for a very good deed.
Liz Read more [...]
At the State Department, two aides to Clinton reportedly used illegal, secret accounts.
It wasn’t just Hillary Clinton who used a private email account while she was Secretary of State. Gawker reports, “Source: Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts at State Dept.”
[A]ccording to a knowledgeable source, at least two other top Clinton aides also used private email accounts to conduct government business—placing their official communications outside the scope of federal record-keeping Read more [...]
The secretive Fed technology, that fakes call towers to spy on people, might be disrupting mobile coverage for others.
I’ve posted before about the mysterious “Stingray” technology that intercepts the phones of selected targets, fooling it into thinking it is connecting to a legitimate phone tower. In fact, a prosecutor’s case was recently tossed because the police had used this technology, but the prosecutor did not want to acknowledge it in court. Our Federal rulers don’t want Read more [...]
Every time I think about "green energy," a little voice in my head that sounds like Katharine McPhee starts singing "Over the Rainbow."
(Sorry, Judy Garland fans, but this is the 21st century, and Kat's got it all over the erstwhile Dorothy Gale.)
It's not that I'm seeing Munchkins, but the wistful, dreamy, pie-in-the-sky yearning expressed in the song seems to me to capture the whole alternative energy movement.
Whether it's corn-powered cars, high-tech windmills or solar panels, the stuff Read more [...]
And the winner of "Worst House Speaker in United States History" goes to...
The New York Times headline says it all: “House Approves Homeland Security Budget, Without Strings.”
The fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security that began with Republicans thundering about a lawless president abusing power to change immigration policy ended with a quiet capitulation Tuesday when the House voted to fund the agency and avert a partial shutdown.
In the end, Speaker Read more [...]
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Tagged with: John Boehner
In the Obama FBI punishments for whistleblowers are acknowledged in writing.
Maybe it would be simpler to list all the agencies under the Obama Administration that don’t punish whistleblowers. We know the TSA does so. So does Veterans Affairs. And now new evidence of how the FBI treats whistleblowers has come to light.
According to the Washington Times: “FBI email warns whistleblower of retaliation if surveillance program concerns reported.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning Read more [...]
Forbes.com reported this week that, “A record 290 newcomers joined the Forbes billionaires list in the last year as world markets defied international turmoil. While wars, diseases and currency crises made headlines, tycoons from every continent but Antarctica managed to mint new 10-figure fortunes.”
The United States ranked second, contributing 57 new billionaires. Who is the most famous rookie on the billionaires list? Michael Jordan, just doing it!
Just under 23 million households Read more [...]
A Houston neighborhood decided to not renew a contract with a constable, and instead got better service for less money from a private security company.
I’ve written in the past about private companies and individuals supplying security for communities that could no longer afford their police departments. We’ve seen this in Oakland, California, Detroit, Clackamas County, Oregon, and even in Mexico with armed residents fending off drug cartels when the police and military weren’t available Read more [...]