Fracking rarely linked to quakes

Fracking rarely linked to quakes

By Kenneth Artz / Heartland Institute Hydraulic fracturing is rarely linked to seismic shaking, according to an analysis of earthquakes near “frack jobs,” conducted by Oklahoma state officials. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), recorded 282 earthquakes from 2011 to 2016 located within 2 kilometers of a hydraulic fracturing operation that occurred within a week  following […]

Self-driving trucks delivering Frigidaire refrigerators on I-10 from El Paso to Palm Springs

Self-driving trucks delivering Frigidaire refrigerators on I-10 from El Paso to Palm Springs

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Since October, autonomous trucks have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators along the I-10 freeway. The trucks were built and operated by the startup Embark. Wired reports Self-Driving Trucks Now Delivering Refrigerators. IF YOU LIVE in Southern California and you’ve ordered one of those fancy new smart refrigerators in the past few weeks, it […]

Equifax puts price tag on massive data breach: $140 million

Equifax puts price tag on massive data breach: $140 million

The Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of roughly 145 million Americans this year will likely cost the company upwards of $140 million in 2017, according to the credit rating agency. Equifax said in a fourth-quarter profit outlook released Friday that it expects the data breach disclosed in September will hurt sales and […]

S&P declares Venezuela in ‘selective default’

S&P declares Venezuela in ‘selective default’

Standard & Poor’s declared Venezuela in “selective default” on Monday, after it failed to make $200 million in payments on its global bonds, becoming the first credit ratings agency to do so. The agency said it acted after a 30-day grace period had passed on payments on two bonds. “We have lowered two issue ratings […]

Kaspersky software found on computers at 15 percent of U.S. agencies: DHS

Kaspersky software found on computers at 15 percent of U.S. agencies: DHS

About 15 percent of federal agencies have found software on their computer networks made by Kaspersky Lab, a Russian antivirus vendor recently banned by the Department of Homeland Security, a Trump administration official testified Tuesday. Jeanette Manfra, the DHS assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, told the oversight subcommittee of the House Science, Space and […]

Kentucky government employees protest pension reform proposal

Kentucky government employees protest pension reform proposal

By Savannah Edgens / Heartland Institute An organization claiming to represent more than 10,000 current and former Kentucky government employees protested against Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension reform plan on November 1. Bevin proposes to put new government employees into defined-contribution pension plans, similar to 401(k) pension plans enjoyed by workers in the private sector. The […]

Bitcoin debate: It’s a bubble! No, it’s not, it cannot be a bubble!

Bitcoin debate: It’s a bubble! No, it’s not, it cannot be a bubble!

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The bitcoin debate goes on and on. Some claim it’s a bubble. Others say it isn’t. Still others say it can never be a bubble. Very Definition of a Bubble On November 2, Credit Suisse CEO, Tidjane Thiam jumped on the bubble bandwagon with this statement: Bitcoin Is the ‘Very Definition’ of […]

Google’s Kurzweil: World will survive AI despite ‘difficult episodes’ ahead

Google’s Kurzweil: World will survive AI despite ‘difficult episodes’ ahead

From Technocracy News Ray Kurzweil is the father of Technocracy and Transhumanism and heads up engineering at Google. The Technocrat mind never believes that its invention could or would ever fail. This is a fatal flaw in their social engineering schemes. ⁃ TN Editor While Elon Musk and Bill Gates have debated the threat of artificial intelligence, […]

NAFTA renegotiation talks enter fifth round

NAFTA renegotiation talks enter fifth round

By Hayley Sledge / Heartland Institute Representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico will meet again in November to continue renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a trilateral trade bloc created in 1994. Standing with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo on October 17, U.S. Trade Representative […]

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