EU in Energy/Climate bind

EU in Energy/Climate bind

The Guardian reports the European Union will “vastly overshoot” its Paris climate pledges unless its net emissions from coal-fired power plants are ended by 2030. Europe’s 300 coal plants still generate a quarter of the continent’s power, and if they all continue to produce power until the end of their planned operating lives, the EU […]

Great Police blotter!

Great Police blotter!

Lowering the Bar – Police say a California man promptly decided to return a van he had just stolen after noticing that it had a dead body inside. Since he had stolen the van from a mortuary, it’s a little surprising he didn’t check to see if the van was occupied before he drove it […]

Publishers now hiring monitors to look for “triggers” in all books

Publishers now hiring monitors to look for “triggers” in all books

All along we thought books were supposed to open the reader’s mind to different ideas and make them THINK. – Ed. It was bound to happen — books are now getting an extra set of eyes to look over their content aside from the usual suspects like agents and editors: a so-called “sensitivity reader.” According […]

Transgender on steroids wins girls’ state wrestling tournament

Transgender on steroids wins girls’ state wrestling tournament

A transgender teenager won a girls wrestling contest on this past Saturday despite attempts from other competitors’ parents to stop him from taking part. Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old from Euless, Texas, has been taking steroids as part of his transition from female to male since late 2015. He says he wants to compete against boys […]

Bureaucratic science

Bureaucratic science

The government sets the agenda for almost all science. In cases of ideological bureaucracies like the EPA, “the” science is largely settled in advance and then farmed out to compliant money-universities for “validation”. The mark of a “good” scientist is how much money he brings in. Yet the culture views science with great awe. Everything […]

“Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress”

“Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress”

“An adulterous businessman in southern France is seeking damages of up to 45 million euros ($48 million) from Uber over his wife’s discovery of his extra-marital rides, his lawyer and a report said Friday.” According to the man, he once used his wife’s phone to arrange a ride, and although he logged the account off […]

First national survey of ‘Bias Response Teams’ reveals growing threat to campus free speech

First national survey of ‘Bias Response Teams’ reveals growing threat to campus free speech

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released its first-ever nationwide survey of college “Bias Response Teams” (BRTs)—and the growing threat they pose to free speech on campus. BRTs encourage students to formally report on one another and on faculty members whenever they subjectively perceive that someone’s speech is “biased.” FIRE’s 2017 Bias Response Team […]

Poll finds Americans trust Trump more than media

Poll finds Americans trust Trump more than media

Emerson College Polling – voters find the Trump administration to be more truthful than the news media. The Trump administration is considered truthful by 49% of voters, to 48% of voters who consider it untruthful. Meanwhile, the news media is considered untruthful by a 53%-majority of registered voters, to only 39% who find them truthful […]

The new travel ban you didn’t hear about is against U.S. citizens

The new travel ban you didn’t hear about is against U.S. citizens

The passports of these individuals can now be revoked and their citizenship status undermined at the behest of one of the government’s most corrupt agencies. By granting the Internal Revenue Service control over passports, due process has been significantly undermined. The shield of protection that U.S. citizenship used to represent has transformed into an inescapable […]