London’s iconic black cabs go electric

London’s iconic black cabs go electric

London’s first electric-powered black cabs hit the streets on Tuesday, the British capital’s iconic taxis getting a facelift for the modern age that should help cut pollution in the city. The new-look cabs will meet the strict new emissions regulations required for all new London taxis from 2018. They are replacing the old diesel cabs, […]

The rise of smart machines puts spotlight on ‘robot rights’

The rise of smart machines puts spotlight on ‘robot rights’

You probably wouldn’t have any qualms about switching off Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri — or Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana. Such entities emulate a human assistant but plainly aren’t human at all. We sense that beneath all the sophisticated software, there’s “nobody home.” But artificial intelligence is progressing swiftly. In the not-too-distant future we may […]

FATCA may soon vex the British royal family

FATCA may soon vex the British royal family

FATCA, the expatriate financial reporting law, has been a compliance nightmare for many ordinary Americans abroad, and soon it may vex the British royal family. Depending on how and whether Prince Harry mingles his finances with those of American-born fiancee Meghan Markle, various aspects of Crown finances might have to be reported to American authorities. […]

Critics call Kansas legislative process opaque

Critics call Kansas legislative process opaque

“Kansas’ legislative process is among the least transparent in the country, often cutting the public out of debates and making it difficult for constituents to track bills, let alone determine who sponsored them.” A popular tactic is the “gut-and-go,” in which a bill is sent to the floor with its original content deleted and unrelated […]

The fastest Corvette ever will roar into the Los Angeles Auto Show

The fastest Corvette ever will roar into the Los Angeles Auto Show

Last week Aston Martin introduced photos of the $149,995 2018 Vantage, a four-liter AMG twin-turbo V8 coupe that gets 503-horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque. Its bold, bare grill is the face of a new Aston Martin, one pointed toward younger buyers, those who want flashy colors (the Vantage in the debut photos came in a […]

Student radio host says ‘tranny’ on air… gets a lesson in liberal censorship (video)

Student radio host says ‘tranny’ on air… gets a lesson in liberal censorship (video)

A University of Minnesota-Morris student radio host was thrown off the air and confronted by police when he used the word “tranny” during an on-air discussion about Antifa violence. UMM student Brandon Albrecht and co-host Taylor Lehmann were discussing the lack of Antifa style violence at their university on a recent episode of their show, “Deplorable […]

Law of the nursery

Law of the nursery

Laws, laws, laws. It seems that every time someone gets taken by another or a corporation, there’s always a clamor that “there ought to be a law!” Seems that the nursery has not been able to escape that as witnessed by the below comments. ‘It’s my toy’ – property law ‘You promised me’ – contract […]

More than 15,000 scientists issue global warning

More than 15,000 scientists issue global warning

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!–Ed. CBC, Canada –  More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth. It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning. William Ripple of Oregon […]

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