Are We Now in Danger of Nuclear War?

nuclear explosion Have you considered the danger we face of nuclear war? Wednesday I told a good friend I believed the next two years are perhaps the most dangerous the United States has ever faced. Thursday, I find this. “Russian General Calls for Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO.” A Russian general has called for Russia to revamp its military doctrine, last updated in 2010, to clearly identify the U.S. and its NATO allies as Moscow's enemy number one and spell out the conditions Read more [...]
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Postal Worker Caught on Video Dumping Mail on Ground

Post Office The fact that one postal worker was caught mistreating customers and their mail isn’t that big a deal. Yes, I would love to know how many employees FedEx or UPS have to deal with for the same kind of behavior, but I’m not sure how much that would prove. Employers in the private sector as well as the public sector have to deal with strangely-behaved workers. I guess if there proved to be a huge discrepancy, we could have a discussion about the kind of people who are prone to seek public employment, Read more [...]
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Sometimes Christians Need to Support Separation of Church and State

faith-based Christians are often accused of not believing in the separation of church and state. But in some cases, the accusers are right and Christians need to change their ways. Here’s my torpedo of the week: Christians are commanded—it's not optional—to love our neighbor as we already love ourselves (Mark 12:31). We are mandated to do for others, what we would like them to do for us (Luke 6:31). I do not understand those who profess to heed these commands, but then get in bed with the State to do Read more [...]
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The Real Problem Behind Ferguson: Municipal Pirates

MoreLooting People claim the real problem behind Ferguson is racism. Stereotypes naturally feed into a problem that allows people to have arbitrary power over others. But that is not the same thing as racism. The problem is a patchwork of municipal zones of power and revenue acquisition. No one will necessarily agree with everything in Radley Balko's amazing Washington Post story. Some of the critics of the system call other critics "zealots," so readers are expected to read with some discernment. But I Read more [...]
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Obamacare Is about to Make Taxes More Complicated

IRS sign 2 I know that it seems impossible that someone would make taxes more complicated, but according to one expert that is exactly what is about to happen. The Washington Examiner reported on what H&R Block CEO William Cobb said about the coming tax season: “As expected, the forms are very detailed and can present significant complexity, depending on a filer’s coverage status during the year, income level, and household composition,” Cobb said. “Depending on their situation, there are Read more [...]
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New Obamacare Tax Imposed by L.A. Restaurants on Customers

obamacare crash burn blimp I guess the surcharge is not technically a new Obamacare tax because it is only imposed on those who patronize L.A. restaurants. But since these restaurants are trying to recoup losses imposed by Obamacare, it seems like a tax to me! People want to know if Obamacare is hurting businesses. If L.A. restaurants need to add a three percent surcharge, then we can guess that the Affordable Care Act is costing businesses at least that much. From Truth Revolt: On Tuesday, LA Weekly reported that Read more [...]
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Nude Photos Hacked through Police Industrial Complex

hacking Nude photos hacked from private data that was stored in the cloud are now being dispersed on the internet and are a major part of the news cycle. What you need to know that at least one of the essential tools that is being used to accomplish this hacking did not come from private criminals or from private consumers. No, the tools were developed in order to satisfy the desires of governments who want to be able to spy on their citizens. According to Wired, On the web forum Anon-IB, one of Read more [...]
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Fight the Islamic State; Don’t “Manage” It, Contra Barack Obama

termites You're sitting in your living room one evening when, out of nowhere, your house shudders violently amidst a deafening roar and dust fills the air. What in the world? Upon investigation, you discover that a side of your garage has buckled, tugging parts of the structure with it—your house remains standing, but something is very obviously wrong, and you've got a pretty good idea what to blame: Termites. Now, imagine when the exterminator arrives, he confirms your diagnosis, and promises Read more [...]
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Francois Hollande Hates the Poor, According to His Ex-Girlfriend

Trierweiler If Francois Hollande hates the poor, Valérie Trierweiler would know about it. Of course, she could also be exaggerating since he cheated on her. (The whole relationship is bizarre since they were never married—and their relationship began while she was still officially married. Nevertheless, she believes Hollande “cheated” on her by having sex with another woman.) She is obviously quite angry at him. Still her testimony seems quite plausible. According to the International Business Read more [...]
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Backing Into War: Iraq and Syria

syria iraq isis Now the President has sent another 350 ground troops into Iraq, so that we seem to be backing into war. How long ago were we assured that Barack Obama wasn’t “contemplating” “boots on the ground”? Less than two months ago. Unless some have left, that means we now have over a thousand pairs of “boots on the ground” over there. In the meantime, Senator Bill Nelson is pushing a bill that would authorize the president to expand our air war. From the Hill, “Dem bill would authorize Read more [...]
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Coming Soon to U.S.: Brits Hoard Banned Vacuum Cleaners

light bulbs A story about banned vacuum cleaners sounds like it comes from a comedy show about a future dystopia. But it is a true story and thus a tragedy of our present dystopia. The Brits, being ruled by a foreign government known as the European Parliament, are forbidden to purchase or sell vacuum cleaners that work. From the Daily Mail this week: Shoppers made their feelings clear about an EU ban on models of more than 1,600 watts by visiting stores or online sellers in their droves. Many have Read more [...]
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Keynesian Economist Admits It's a Depression

KeynesianEconomics You know things have gotten really bad when a Keynesian economist starts talking truth. UC Berkeley economics professor J. Brad DeLong, a deputy assistant U.S. Treasury secretary under President Clinton, has published an opinion piece in which he calls on his fellow Keynesians to stop trying to cover up the truth and start labeling our ongoing economic problems as what they really are: a depression. The dreaded "D-word." Keynesian economists are usually the last people to call things what Read more [...]
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