Puerto Rico reports first case of Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes
Puerto Rico has reported its first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading across South America and the Caribbean and has been linked by Brazilian authorities to a serious birth defect, a U.S...
Migrant Crisis, Populist Politics, Russian Moves Set To Haunt EU In 2016
A woman and her child prepare to board a train heading to Serbia after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border on November 12, 2015.
By Tony Wesolowsky
January 01, 2016
More than 25 years after the Berlin Wall crumbled...
New year brings minimum wage hikes for Americans in 14 states
CHICAGO | By Eric M. Johnson
Protesters outside Walmart hold a candle light vigil after a march for a $15 per hour minimum wage and the reinstatement of employees who lost their jobs, ahead of Black Friday in Pico Rivera, California...
Electrician cuts wrong wire and downs 25,000 square foot data centre
Reader tried to scare his boss by warning of a one percent chance of failure. But his boss liked those odds ...
11 Dec 2015 at 08:30, Simon Sharwood
On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, our regular Friday tale in which we...
Skilled workers, not cost, lured Apple to China says Tim Cook
Foxconnn, Schmoxconn - it's tool and die makers that get Apple excited
21 Dec 2015 at 06:02, Simon Sharwood
Skilled workers, not lower salaries, were the lure that brought Apple to China, according to Tim Cook.
In a soft-ball...
Rare Earth Miners
Friday, December 25, 2015
by Henry Ledyard of Addlepated
Rare earth share price is very far off of their peak prices. China controls this market, and with a heating up of a trade war, may choose to artificially boost prices creating a flow on effect for rare earth...
Top 10 Oil And Gas Stories Of 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
by Oilprice.com of Oilprice.com
2015 has been an historic year for oil markets, one that few will forget. At the beginning of the year, crude oil was well on its way to the lowest point since the financial crisis, dropping into the...
More Economic Stimulus from China Likely Next Year
Monday, December 28, 2015
by Alan Bush of Archer Financial Services
STOCK INDEX FUTURES
Prices are lower following weak Chinese equity markets, which were pressured by falling profits at Chinese industrial companies. The Shanghai Composite...
US restarts production of plutonium-238 to power space missions
In an effort to avert an outer space energy crisis, the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has restarted production of plutonium-238 (PU-238) after almost 30 years. The civilian stockpile...
A Letter from the Future
Greetings to you, people of the year 2012! You are living in the year of my birth; I am one hundred years old now, writing to you from the year 2112. I am using the last remnants of the advanced physics that scientists developed during your era, in...
Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA
BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.
Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has...
Opinion: Free college tuition promised by Democrats is one big illusion
Published: Nov 19, 2015 8:20 a.m. ET
It’s taxpayers, after all, who will ultimately foot the bill
FRANKFURT, Germany — Sen. Bernie Sanders and former...
The IRS Can Nix Your Right to Travel: “They Could Revoke Your Passport on Your Honeymoon”
December 22nd, 2015
Never mind the fact that the IRS itself has been unconstitutionally taxing most Americans for the past century.
If you are found to be delinquent in paying...
Dennis Gartman: I’m long gold in dollar-terms and will get longer if this happens
Melissa Lee, CNBC, Released on 12/21/15
“What really had my interest was the CFTC reports that came out last week indicating that the commercials, as they’re called, who are normally enormously net short, are...
PA Spending $2 Million of Taxpayer Money to Investigate Whether Government Drones Look at Porn at Work
I can provide the answer for free. Yes, government drones are looking at porn at work. Over 65% of all men admit to viewing porn at work. The other 35% are lying. Over 40% of women...
The Tools Collectivists Use To Gain Power
While many divisions within our society are arbitrary or engineered, there is one division that represents perhaps the most pervasive and important conflict of our time; the division between collectivists and individualists.
The U.S. is Broke
Normally it’s not a good idea to write about the same subject twice in a row because not much can be added and reader boredom sets in. What happened last Wednesday deserves another look because I believe it marked a huge pivot point and very few are even talking...
Not Yours To Give
Col. David Crockett, US Representative from Tennessee
Col. David Crockett
(Editor's Note: The following was originally published in "The Life of Colonel David Crockett," by Edward Sylvester Ellis. Please read this missive over and over until you understand and agree with it...
Once When We Were Free
We’re so much more sensible now. We don’t live our lives as much as we arrange them and organize them. B follows A. D follows C. We take our medicine and our shots because the doctor says so.
We’re careful, because accidents happen.
We don’t say what’s on...