News for Today (12/10/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish. “Wow” says I, “How did they pull that off?” To be fair, the answer is in the article but I still think the article is bogus.

In The News

Situational Unawareness

US Army Orders Advanced Night Vision Optics from DRS Technologies

A Decade Into the Drug War, Mexico Is Still Burning

Not In The News But Should Be

Don’t have anything for this category today.

Entertainment of the Day

If you made a corny book category, this would win the best opening and best first chapter of any corny book currently written. Sadly, the rest of the book is not quite as good (although the author has gotten better with practice I have been told). Still, if you have to find out how the rest of this corny story goes, you can download the book for free from here.

News for Today (12/9/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Fake news: fake boos. The blog post is not bogus, but the false story it is highlighting is. But they took it down when they got found out so I have to link to the blog post.

In The News

DNA From 17th Century Mummy Of A Child From Lithuania May Rewrite History Of Smallpox

Giuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of state

Geert Wilders is convicted of saying unpopular things

Poland after a Year of Populist Rule

Barack Obama, Donald Trump Forge an Unlikely Rapport

Not In The News But Should Be

Desperate Chicago School System Looks to Shield Debt from Potential Bankruptcy

Entertainment of the Day

One of the better free movies on youtube.

News for Today (12/8/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Algorithms Can Help Stomp Out Fake News

In The News

Poll: Trump now viewed more favorably than unfavorably, 50/43

U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

French National Assembly approves bill outlawing some pro-life websites

France Returns to Its Conservative Roots

Not In The News But Should Be

Faithful Electors: If Every State Split Electoral College Votes, No One Would Be President-Elect

Entertainment of the Day

Same song, but played live…

News for Today (12/7/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Don’t have nothing for this today.

In The News

Light therapy could break down Alzheimer’s brain deposits

Pentangle Blew $125 Billion (a Year). Another perspective here.

The Death Strip at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Not In The News But Should Be

Divesting the Trump commercial holdings how about Congressional insider trading?

Entertainment of the Day

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Pre-Alpha Footage Here is hoping that it don’t suck. Not very good odds of that but at least they made it heavy and not arcadey. Still to early to tell what it is really going to be like though.

News for Today (12/6/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Lazy coders are training artificial intelligences to be sexist

In The News

Huge Cobra Terrorizing Apartment Complex Toilet Be sure to watch the video.

Black Workers’ Suit Accuses Job Agency of Favoring Hispanic Applicants This is how the democratic collation starts to come apart.

Supreme Court sides with Samsung in its patent fight with Apple

Birds flying through laser light reveal faults in flight research

Last-ditch IS tactics in Sirte, Libya

Not In The News But Should Be

Saudi Arabia Surrenders To U.S. Shale. See also How Russia Outsmarted OPEC

Entertainment of the Day

The Trump campaign briefly turned this song into a theme song after the deplorable comment.

News for Today (12/5/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn banned from schools in Virginia for racism . I guess I should not really call this news story bogus. But it has no other purpose then to reveal the sickness of the times. In any sane world, this would be parody.

In The News

Day of Reckoning for Renzi

US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

Cargo Pockets. Article only for those interested in the design of things.

Not In The News But Should Be

‘We’re teaching university students lies’ – An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson

Entertainment of the Day

Don’t have anything in this category for today.

News for the Day (12/3/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Trump and the Taiwan Call. Scott Adams’ idea that Trump is a master persuader does not even pass the laugh test. If he truly was a master persuader, he would not have so much of the country hating him. This is what a master persuader looks like. And he managed to get much larger percentages of country to like him even though he faced a media that thought his election was going to bring about nuclear war.

In The News

The iPhone Case: How Companies Deliver When They’re Not Certain of Specs

BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani Failed His Own Team’s Vetting Process, Out Of Running For Secretary of State

Is it only ‘fake news’ when a Trump voter says it?

Unclaimed Dead To Be Buried In Mass Grave Noteworthy because this is bleeding heart California. I guess nothing says you matter like a mass grave. I don’t really think it is worth getting all outraged about this in particular. The dead don’t care. But the hypocrisy of California does get under my skin.

The real reason for New York City’s traffic nightmare Supposedly California has similar ideas.

Not In The News But Should Be

Dramatic decline in dementia seen among older adults in the US I think the most likely reason for the decline is that there is some medication that is being commonly given out that has a protective effect. I think research should be focused on finding that. I don’t believe that more education has a protective effect and I don’t believe that obesity itself has a protective effect. I think it is more likely that some third factor is the key.

Entertainment of the Day

I have never seen a better example of trash talking in a movie then this.

If your curios, there is a translation of the Latin under the description at the Youtube site.

News For Today (12/1/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

First Draft. This is probably more Orwellian then it is bogus, and it is not really a news story. But maybe it should be.

In The News

China’s Vision for a Regional Trading Block Has its Own Challenges. Bottom line: As long as China is economically dependent on exporting to the US, it will never exceeded the US economically.

What Will Replace Obamacare? I don’t believe anything like this will actually come to pass. But I have been wrong before.

Deaths in Immune-Therapy Trials Haunt Promising New Cancer Treatment

How Some US Athletes Obtain Permits for Banned Medication

Not In The News But Should Be

I don’t have anything for this category today.

Entertainment of the Day

I remember reading about sterling engines when I was a teenager because Dean Kamen was going to use them to change the world (And yes, I knew who Dean Kamen was before the Sigway came out. For that matter, he was working on sterling engines before then as well). But in spite of hearing about them and having them stick in my memory, I never had a good grasp of how they worked until I watched the video below. As far as I know, Kamen has never brought out a product that actually uses them in spite of his infatuation with them. But at least Sweden is using them to make really quite submarines.

If that is to cerebral for you, watch some Mas-wrestling. It is something we would have come up with when we were young.

News For Today (11/30/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

‘Alt-right’ online poison nearly turned me into a racist. This is a bogus news story done right. More background on the story here. Though obviously I can’t be sure that background information is true it sure reads like a parody.

In The News

Fire in Tennessee — Narrow Escape This is in the same general area of the country that Titi was in. The videos of the guy going through fire (supposedly without warning) are very scary. Some of the comments are interesting if you have time to read them.

This deadly flesh-eating parasite is invading the US for the first time in decades

Indiana official: Carrier deal is about federal contracts

Sen. Chris Coons Regrets Making Appointments Simpler to Confirm

Air Force Has Too Few Fighter Squadrons to Meet Commanders’ Needs Part of the problem is that the Air Force insists that all fighter pilots have to be full blown officers.

Not In The News But Should Be

Antarctic Ice Still a Mystery

Entertainment of the Day

Not the best thought out or best choreograph fight in existence. But it has to rank up there for making one of the most convincingly scary opponent in movie history.

News For The Day (11/29/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Democrats won the most votes in the election. They should act like it. Scroll down to the correction at the end of the article. Be careful or you will miss it and go right on past it. Rarely has a correction more thoroughly debunked the premise of the article (remember, the title is that Democrats won more votes then Republicans and the article is not all about Hillary vs Trump). Apparently most of the people posting this article to Facebook don’t understand the significance of the Republicans winning 3 million more votes in the House of Representatives then the Democrats took.

In The News

Report: Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne’s Romney Attack

Australia ceases multimillion-dollar donations to controversial Clinton family charities

Self-driving trucks will hit the road in Ohio.” Headline is misleading. Still, long haul trucks going from depot to depot are the best place to start using self driving vehicles.

Not In The News But Should Be

Europe’s Collateral Crunch

Entertainment of the Day

In the movies, often times it is the ugly people who have all the talent. It is a shame they don’t get to shine more. What follows is one of the best (if not the best) representation of the Scotch-Irish pride that runs so strongly in rural America.