TPP and free trade Canadian style

TPP and free trade Canadian style

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock As I have commented before alleged “free trade” agreements are anything but. We now have confirmation from Canada as to what it took for other signatories to agree to the monstrosity of TPP. Reader TB passed along Alan Guebert’s Free Trade’s Cheap Talk is Big Money. These easy-to-find challenges to NCBA’s […]

EMC Corporation – Dell combo may be biggest tech merger in history

EMC Corporation – Dell combo may be biggest tech merger in history

It’s official. EMC and Dell announced this morning that they’ve signed an agreement for Dell to acquire EMC. EMC majority-owned VMware will be kept separate as a publicly traded company. Under the terms of the deal, EMC shareholders receive $24.05 per share in cash and “tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest” […]

Fracking more eco-friendly than originally thought

Fracking more eco-friendly than originally thought

From NCPA Hydraulic fracturing has contributed to the recent decrease in natural gas prices, resulting in an average savings of $200 per year per household from 2007- 2013. Yet many are still concerned about this development in energy technology, specifically regarding air and water pollution and quality of life for communities near a fracking site. […]

Federal control of nuclear waste hamstrings industry

Federal control of nuclear waste hamstrings industry

By Alyssa Carducci / Heartland Institute The nuclear power industry in the United States has been held back by a dysfunctional, federally controlled, centrally planned system of nuclear waste management, say the authors of a new study by The Heritage Foundation. The report says the bipartisan Senate bill aimed at reforming nuclear waste management, The […]

Private sector takes the lead in fighting piracy and protecting IP

Private sector takes the lead in fighting piracy and protecting IP

By Michi Iljazi / Taxpayers Protection Alliance As the technology sector continues to expand and innovation continues to be a key driver for growing the economy, it is important to recognize and strengthen intellectual property (IP) whenever possible. Abusers of the system are rampant, and in many cases they are aided and abetted by other […]

Ocean liner in distress, soon to be scrapped

Ocean liner in distress, soon to be scrapped

Despite valiant fundraising efforts and an imaginative public outreach, the caretakers of what has been called “America’s flag ship” say that unless they raise adequate money for her upkeep, the historic SS United States must be sold for scrap. The group seeks a permanent home for the 990-foot long vessel, and potential commercial redevelopment. “The […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Lexus ES350

Eric Peters: 2016 Lexus ES350

By Eric Peters Why does Lexus sell so many ES350s? Probably for the same reasons Toyota sells so many Camrys. Oops! The cat just jetted out of the bag… . Yes. It’s true. The ES350 and the Camry are related … in the same way that Eric and Julia Roberts are related. One’s just a […]

NASA releases plan outlining next steps in the journey to Mars

NASA releases plan outlining next steps in the journey to Mars

From NASA NASA is leading our nation and the world on a journey to Mars, and last Thursday the agency released a detailed outline of that plan in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration.” “NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our […]

Bob Garver: “Pan” movie review

Bob Garver: “Pan” movie review

By Bob Garver “Pan,” the well-meaning prequel to “Peter Pan,” already has a reputation as one of the biggest critical and commercial flops of the year. Honestly, it’s not that bad. The kids at my screening actually seemed to be eating it up. I almost want to give it a good review to somewhat balance […]

‘Christian Human Rights’ book review

‘Christian Human Rights’ book review

By Andrew Evans Back in 2010, a headline hit the news wires that caused something of a stir: “Brussels Declares Vacation Time a Human Right,” blared one item. Some ambitious European technocrat had decided that everybody, simply by being human, has an inalienable right to jet off to Mallorca and sit on the beach for […]