Government standards are supposed to protect us from bad science. But it often doesn’t work that way.
There are many areas in which we are told to do things or not do things in the name of science. How we eat, what we are allowed (or required) to inject into our bodies, and what we may use for energy are all at stake. In that last sentence I was thinking first of Michelle Obama’s lunch program, as well as many government nutrition statements, then of the arguments about measles vaccines, Read more [...]
We have at least three GOP politicians who want to obstruct a private space travel company in order to give more business to NASA.
You really know the world is twisted, not when you have Republican Congressman promoting a state agency by trying to use the law to hamper a private business (that probably happens more often than we realize), but when you have a defense of the free market posted at Slate: "Three Congressmen Are Using Red Tape to Bind SpaceX to Earth."
Hey, remember Sen. Richard Read more [...]
Video was recently posted of Wesley Clark on CNN admitting that the Islamic State was the result of funding terrorists.
Here is the video. I recommend that you watch and listen to Wesley Clark explain the origins of ISIS.
I’m not great at taking dictation, but here is what I got from Wesley Clark:
ISIS got started with funding from friends and allies because, as people will tell you in the region, if you want someone who will fight to the death against Hezbollah, you don't put up a recruiting Read more [...]
The Collapse of Greece threatens to bring ruin to our banks, which will then be bailed out by our government at our expense.
Why is the current debate over the future of Greece important to you? Yes, you, on Main Street, USA. This short article provides answers—read it. The brilliant Charles Hugh Smith is the author: “The Catastrophic Costs of Extend-and-Pretend Are about to Crush Europe.”
Like a star which has expanded and now cannot maintain its grand state, Europe's extend-and-pretend Read more [...]
Hate crimes, if they mean anything, have to be assigned in an equal manner. Will that happen for a case of arson against a church?
A church experienced some vandalism and arson. According to WKMG channel 6, “Vandals set fire at Florida church, write 'Allahu Akbar,' draw swastika.”
A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted “Allahu Akbar.”
The incident happened around 3 a.m. Monday at the New Shiloh Read more [...]
Syrian refugees will be welcomed in our country despite the threat that some might be undercover terrorists.
We get this interesting tidbit from ABC News: “US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort.”
Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria.
"It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Read more [...]
What is the point of an extremism summit that won’t identify the problem?
The Federal government is hosting an "extremism summit" this week, and looking at ways to crack down on "extremists" who use social media to recruit others, and encourage violence.
[See also, “Terror and Islam: Yes, There Is a Link.”]
As the headline reads at the Financial Times website: “Expectations Low for U.S. Extremism Summit.” Sadly, the story is behind a paywall. Unless you have purchased a subscription Read more [...]
Guardian reporting on revelations from Edward Snowden is prompting threats of censorship.
Mike Masnick writes at TechDirt: “David Cameron Working To Stop UK Press From Publishing Anything More From Snowden Leaks.”
It looks like Glenn Greenwald picked the right time to leave the UK's The Guardian newspaper. Last week, we noted that David Cameron was pushing for an investigation into the paper for publishing stories based on Ed Snowden's leaks, and now Cameron is going even further in Read more [...]
A dentist is taking time to travel to serve Iraqi refugees and help them in other ways.
A person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
North American - another term for submarine sandwich.
David Sperow would be an example of the first definition. Many times he's freely chosen to travel into the most dangerous places on earth to help the oppressed.
[See also, “The Christian with a $56 Million ISIS Read more [...]
When this State Department spokesperson gets translated into Arabic, We Will Be a Laughingstock.
Please... I beg of you... tell me she was auditioning as the new host for the Daily Show.
Via Fox News Politics: “State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS.”
What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program.
That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition Read more [...]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn boasts of his sex parties, showing we have an egomaniacal ruling class.
No sooner do I post about how the Clinton campaign might expose the pervertocracy we live under, than I find a Telegraph story about Strauss-Kahn’s testimony in his trial for pimping: “The rise and rise of the upmarket orgy.”
Before his arrest in 2011 for sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York, many considered Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be living the dream.
The thrice-married head of Read more [...]