States: Same ownership rates, big difference in murders

States: Same ownership rates, big difference in murders

One of the problems with anti-gun efforts is that they steadfastly ignore other factors involved in American’s tendency towards violence. Here are a couple of examples: – Mississippi has approximately the same rate of gun ownership as New Hampshire yet has five times as many murders per capita. The same is true of Louisiana and […]

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem urges NRA to find a new home for their convention

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem urges NRA to find a new home for their convention

We didn’t realize the NRA was responsible for the events cited by the Mayor Pro Tem Caraway — Ed. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is urging the NRA to find a new home for its annual convention. He says the meeting is not appropriate in Dallas in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Florida. […]

NYC: 5Pointz building owner must pay graffiti artists

NYC: 5Pointz building owner must pay graffiti artists

To quote John K. Ross’s summary for Short Circuit: In 2002, owner of dilapidated industrial property in Queens, N.Y. entrusts its care to a group of artists, who improve its condition and cover it in graffiti, turning it into a tourist attraction and cultural site. In 2013, the owner, who plans to demolish the warehouses and […]

U.K. grocery store under fire for “sexist” shopping carts

U.K. grocery store under fire for “sexist” shopping carts

U.K. grocery giant Tesco is being accused of sexism over its shopping carts The safety instructions on the handles of the carts show three silhouettes of a women with children. The Sun reported how a woman from Manchester posted a complaint on Twitter with the hashtag “everyday sexism.” “Tesco, is it only women who do […]

Eight flying taxis that are so crazy, they just might work

Eight flying taxis that are so crazy, they just might work

Beyond the cool factor of personal flight, electric flying taxis would have a profound impact when it comes to society, the economy and the environment. By reshaping how people move around cities they have the potential to disrupt conventional transport systems like highways, trains and buses, put a dent in pollution around urban centers and […]

Detroit just banned Airbnb without anyone knowing it

Detroit just banned Airbnb without anyone knowing it

Infuriating: Detroit says it will take a pause for legal review before enforcing a new zoning ordinance that would ban homeowners through much of the city from accepting AirBnB rentals. The ordinance would interpret rentals as home-based businesses, which are disallowed in residential zones, and on its face appears to prohibit taking in even friends […]

Boeing’s hypersonic strike-aircraft can “buzz around the world in 1-3 hours”

Boeing’s hypersonic strike-aircraft can “buzz around the world in 1-3 hours”

Last month, we noted that “hypersonic aircraft and missiles are being developed and tested by the United States, Russia, and China at an accelerating pace.” While the race for hypersonic technologies has certainly flourished among global superpowers, who realize that the first to possess these technologies will not just revolutionize their civilian and military programs, but will […]

Newsweek fires editors, reporters after stories on publication financial issues

Newsweek fires editors, reporters after stories on publication financial issues

The Hill –Newsweek has fired its editor-in-chief, executive news director and two senior writers after publishing reports regarding financial challenges at the publication and an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office into Newsweek’s parent company. Editor-in-chief Bob Roe, executive news director Ken Li and senior reporters Josh Saul and Celeste Katz were all fired […]

UK public health body “demanding” calorie cap on supermarket ready meals

UK public health body “demanding” calorie cap on supermarket ready meals

Public Health England “is ‘demanding’ a calorie-cap on supermarket ready meals that would limit breakfasts to 400 calories and lunches and dinners to 600 calories each.” That’s among numerous nanny-state initiatives under way in the United Kingdom, including stringent guidelines on individual drinking and the introduction of a sugary drinks tax. Madsen Pirie, Adam Smith Institute: […]

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