No global warming for 19 years. 19 years! But we're all gonna die... soon. And the ice at the polar cap is gonna melt one of these centuries (instead of becoming huge, as it has this year). Really. Al Gore said it, so it must be true, right?
From Australia’s Harald Sun, “McKintrick Paper: No Warming for 19 Years.”
The Guardian in 2009 predicted five years of rapid warming:
The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun’s activity increases, leading the planet to heat Read more [...]
From the New York Times: “More Workers Are Claiming Wage Theft.”
Week after week, Guadalupe Rangel worked seven days straight, sometimes 11 hours a day, unloading dining room sets, trampolines, television stands and other imports from Asia that would soon be shipped to Walmart stores.
Even though he often clocked 70 hours a week at the Schneider warehouse here, he was never paid time-and-a-half overtime, he said. And now, having joined a lawsuit involving hundreds of warehouse workers, Read more [...]
If you've followed my posts for long you've undoubtedly seen me lament the corruption, and the long-term financial instabilities of fractional-reserve banking, overseen and manipulated by Central Banks. Simply put, these things are a tyrannical politician's best friends because they dramatically shift power from the average man on the street to a small cadre of elites.
But, you may have wondered, what is a possible alternative? This post from Zero Hedge very brief summary is one example that Read more [...]
This story about how the Philippine military refused to lay down their arms is quite refreshing. According to an A.P. report:
The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.
Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said he advised the 40 Filipino peacekeepers not to lay down their arms and they defied the U.N. peacekeeping commander's Read more [...]
What does it take to appear to be an exploiter of young women in the United States? I’ve posted about some incredibly abusive prosecutions, such as the arrest of Debra Harrell, that are justified on the basis of incredibly unlikely crimes against children.
Now another aspect of this problem has surfaced with an editorial written by Jeff Gates at the Washington Post website. Gates seems to be a pretty obnoxious liberal. But his story seems to correctly identify a real problem. It started Read more [...]
The Los Angeles District Attorney has officially ruled that cops can legally text and drive, and will not be charged even when they kill someone. We know this because of the Milton Olin Jr., a former Napster executive, former entertainment lawyer, former bicyclist, and former living person. Here is his picture from his Linkedin account as published by Yahoo! Finance:
Olin was riding his bicycle on a designated bike path when he was fatally struck by L. A. County sheriff's deputy Andrew Wood. Read more [...]
Fox News reported on the David Cameron Anti-Terrorism Bill as an unquestionably good thing. I hate terrorism and hope the Islamic State is soon defeated (though not necessarily by our own ground troops).
I am glad that David Cameron is opposed to terrorism. But it raises questions in my mind that I would like to have answered.
Cameron officially asked the House of Commons to agree to several temporary measures he proposed late last week, including the power to seize passports of suspected Read more [...]
It is easy to get discouraged when you see a story about the price of butter going up. With money pouring into the economy from the Federal Reserve’s “quantitative easing” program, prices get destabilized. Food and energy are especially prone to surging.
So when I saw the headline about butter becoming a new luxury item, I was appalled. I thought we were seeing another price surge. Once again Fed policy was making it harder to survive.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, Read more [...]
When you hear that an armed woman protects herself you need to think of all the crimes that have happened against unarmed women.
WBNS-TV carried the story:
Dinah Burns is licensed to carry a concealed gun, but she'd only recently started taking her weapon while walking her dog.
Based on what happened, it looks like she'll make a point of carrying from now on.
"I think if they'd gotten any closer, I probably would have fired,” said Burns.
It was Monday when Burns was on a footpath near Read more [...]
Amid all the other horrible news, we can’t afford to forget about the VA scandal.
The same government that punished whisteblowers for exposing how Veterans Affairs was failing our military is now displaying a new tactic—employing an investigator with a vested interest in making the VA look good.
It turns out that these hospitals, with their secret waiting lists and suffering ex-soldiers who never received a timely appointment, had in some cases been inspected. Somehow they passed these Read more [...]
It should surprise no one that Microsoft takes a stand. They are fighting for their life as a company.
I know some people who really despise Microsoft due to their use of intellectual property. They will insist the company is untrustworthy. But their opinion is based on specific knowledge that many others never bother to acquire. No matter what betrayals they have gotten away with, if any, they cannot afford to appear untrustworthy to their customer base.
The Federal Government is directly Read more [...]
The British independence party is UKIP, the United Kingdom Independence Party. Back in May they won 24 seats on the European Parliament out of 73. This is was a significant message because UKIP hates the European Union.
Now it looks like UKIP is about to win an unprecedented victory over Prime Minister David Cameron. According to the Daily Mail: “Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point lead over the Tories.”
Ukip Read more [...]