News for Today (3/20/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

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In The News

Wiping out crime: face-scanners placed in public toilet to tackle loo roll theft

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

Demonetisation Was Bad Economics But as an Act of Vigilantism it Served Modi Well Politically. Don’t know if I buy the explanation but I certainly find the whole situation puzzling.

Not In The News But Should Be

The Dangerous Precedent Set by Judicial Attacks on Trump’s Travel Ban

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News for Today (3/18/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Nothing for today.

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Has OPEC Underestimated U.S. Shale Once Again?

Researchers prove the five second rule is real. Headline is bogus, research is just proving common sense.

German spy agency chief says does not believe Gulen behind Turkey coup attempt. Most common sense explanation for the coup attempt that I read.

Trump Says He Found Out He Was Being ‘Wiretapped’ After Reading New York Times Article

Donna Brazile finally admits she shared debate questions with Clinton campaign

Not In The News But Should Be

Charles Murray’s Attackers

Entertainment of the Day

I thought this was a cool amateur made video. I was disappointed to find out it was a game advertisement.

News for Today (3/9/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

How Many Foreign-Born Terrorists?

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Engineered to fail: Are IT recruits untrainable because they cheat in college?

U.S. oil exports are blowing past expectations

Assad’s Control Erodes as Warlords Gain Upper Hand

Not In The News But Should Be

Puerto Rico’s Daunting Fiscal Math (My View)

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What if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Had Swapped Genders?

News for Today (2/28/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Fake News, Exposed. Just a reminder, but it should not surprise you.

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Alabama Committee Passes Bill to Eliminate Marriage Licenses, Nullify Federal Control in Practice. I don’t think the “nullify Federal Control” thing will work. But otherwise, it is the right way forwards. It will be interesting to see if it passes.

Ordering kiosks coming to 1,000 Wendy’s. Amusing how the article is careful to never mention minimum wage laws.

China considering offering financial incentives for second child. To late for that, but it is a sign that at least some people in power see the brick wall coming.

Superbug infections rising rapidly and spreading silently in kids. My money is that they are getting them at school. It is the best place after a hospital to get any other kind of bug so why not the super kind?

Two Fights: Pistol Defender vs. Multiple Rifles

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Nothing for Today.

Entertainment of the Day

Not really much different then the story trailer, but it is the launch trailer. That is the real news.

News for Today (2/27/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

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New malaria vaccine is fully effective in very small clinical trial. Big news if it pans out.

Since its first meeting, the Coffin Club has helped hundreds craft their own caskets.

NHS staff ask ‘least bad’ patients to sleep in corridors amid hospital demand crisis

A Politician and an Ex-Hitman Take on Philippine Leader

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News for Today (2/22/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Nothing for today, because I am sick of them.

In The News

After 32,000 Years, an Ice Age Flower Blooms Again
. That is if you believe the Russians. I would like an outside opinion before I get to excited.

Why Polls Differ On Trump’s Popularity

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities

A rant offered for your amusement.

Non-Zionist Israelis Struggle Against New Draft Law

No One Can Figure Out What’s Behind a Mysterious Radiation Spike Across Europe. Nothing to get excited about as the article makes clear.

Not In The News But Should Be

The Life and Death of Wasil, the Taliban-Hunting Child Warrior. I am not sure how much of this story is true and how much of it is tall tale told to the credulous. But to a certain extent, it does not matter to me. Even the tall tales told to credulous Westerners are sometimes more informative then bland narratives told to us by people safe in their hotels and using press briefings as their primary source of material.

Entertainment of the Day

12 Amazing Staircases Around the World

News for Today (2/16/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

We Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking Bans. This article just points out a history of bogus stories.

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Flu vaccine is 48% effective this season, CDC says

Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser ‘turns president down amid concern at obvious dysfunctionality’

Hackers demand $3.6m bitcoin ransom to unlock Los Angeles hospital medical records

IRS won’t withhold tax refunds if Americans ignore ACA insurance requirement

The enormous scale of the erosion problem at the Oroville Dam site

Workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant reject union

Not In The News But Should Be

Schools in the US Are Beginning to Push Back Their Start Times

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News for Today (2/6/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

People Are Canceling Tesla Orders Because Elon Musk Is Advising Trump. Time to short the stock. Oh, wait. How many people did you say canceled their orders? And you made a headline out of that?

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This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization

Belarus Prepares for Hybrid War as ‘Europe’s Last Dictator’ Knocks Russia

The High Cost of a Home Is Turning American Millennials Into the New Serfs. My sympathy is dented by the fact that millennials are most likely to support policies that make their problems worse (i.e. restrictions on house building and the like). Also, as a group, they are awful picky about the types of jobs that they will do. This plays in to their lower incomes although it is not the only factor (another not often noted contributors is that rich people have few to no kids so millennials are more likely to be a from poor broken homes then previous generations).

Britain has changed since 1998. Back then, it only took workers about three years to save enough money for a down-payment on a house. Now it takes 20 years, on average, according to the Resolution Foundation, which published a landmark report on income, housing, and inequality in Britain last week. . One thing about being part of the EU is that it allowed lots of people from other countries to buy house in the UK (and London in particular). Of course, the UK is also famously restrictive on allowing new construction so you can’t blame it all on the Russian Plutocrats and American Movies Stars.

How to Do the Shortest Workout Possible

Gangsters and ‘slaves’: The people cleaning up Fukushima. Remember things like this when you here about how low crime Japan is. It is true. The Gangsters are so above board they have their own offices and you can contact them to do business for you.

Japan readies package for Trump to help create 700,000 U.S. jobs. It is obvious that Japan knows how to deal with Gangsters.

Studies Link Some Stomach Drugs to Possible Alzheimer’s Disease and Kidney Problems

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Federal Court Basically Says It’s Okay To Copyright Parts Of Our Laws. This has always irritated me immensely because most of the laws that effect me professionally are Copyrighted and you have to spend big bucks to get copies of them. Of course, it is my employer that has to pay, but it still bugs me.

Entertainment of the Day

Hobbyist made video that I am re-purposing to be a morality play about February. Not really all that good but it seems to fit.

News for Today (1/25/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Media Covers Fake Mike Flynn Story, Ignores Bombshell on Secret Obama/Iran Meetings. The Flynn story is bogus.

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Judge Slams Obama DOJ’s ‘Unethical Conduct’ in Amnesty Case

Valerie Jarrett’s daughter will cover Justice Department for CNN

What constitutes humane work? The issue has been the focus of a dispute between Bolivia and the international community since the country lowered its minimum working age to 10.

Saddam Hussein Seriously Feared a U.S. Nuclear Strike During the Gulf War

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Entertainment of the Day

The one of the problems with all the movies David Belle stars in is that it just does not seem credible that the thugs can stay with him for as long as they do.