Wow! Did the Sun rise this morning? In HEEUUUGE and shocking fashion, and in the face of a great majority of the political polls and pundits, Donald Trump has proven his detractors and doubters wrong! Donald Trump prevailed and is now President-elect Donald Trump, and he is scheduled to take […]
Watch Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner Complete A Near Vertical Takeoff, Together With Some Very Sharp Turns! Wow! I have flown a great deal lately and admit to still worrying about the safety of commercial jets. This was evident on a recent flight when the pilot informed the passengers that it “may […]
NASA Releases Awesome 360-Degree View From Mars Surface In the ultimate selfie by the Mars Curiosity Rover, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has produced an absolutely stunning 360-degree view of the Martian surface. The picture is incredibly clear, and you can look around by simply grabbing and dragging. If you weren’t impressed with […]
On January 2nd, 2016, Ammon Bundy lead an armed group to occupy Oregon’s Malheur Federal Wildlife Refuge. The group of less than 25 call themselves the “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom.” Their primary claim extends a decades old controversy, that the Federal Government has no Constitutional authority to create and manage wildlife refuges on Federal land—absent State authorization. Furthermore, they believe that local economies are hurt when environmental protection takes precedence over industries such as cattle, logging, and mining.
The Syrian Civil War has been raging since March 2011. Approximately 250,000-300,000 people are dead, while another 11 million are displaced and continue to migrate to various parts of the Middle East and Europe. All the while, ISIS continues to acquire and hold territory throughout northeastern Syria and northwestern Iraq, realizing their objectives of 1) establishing a Caliphate, 2) enforcing 7th-century Sharia law, and 3) initiating the end-of-the-world Apocalypse by fighting a final battle with the Christian armies of Rome in Dabiq, Syria.
The Keystone XL Pipeline (“XL”) is the 4th phase of the original Keystone project. What the press rarely seems to mention, is that phases 1-3 are already complete and transporting Alberta tar sands bitumen oil all the way to Illinois and Texas refineries. The XL portion is essentially a 2nd wider pipe from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, only this new pipe will take a more direct route across Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The XL route to Steele City will be much shorter than Phase-1, provide for larger volumes, and enable additional oil from Montana and South Dakota to be added to the mix.
A stunningly beautiful time-lapse video of the night sky over Atacama Chile—and the music is awesome too! Our modern world denies most of us the wonder and pleasure of reflecting while looking at the stars. If you are not mesmerized throughout this video you need to check your pulse. Make sure your volume is up!
The town of Ferguson Missouri is in crisis after police shoot an unarmed 18-year-old with no criminal record. The St. Louis County police force has fired Tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters, and they also wrongly arrested two legitimate reporters for no clear reason. The police SWAT teams look ready to enter the battle of Fallujah, hardly a force ready to protect and serve their community.
Israel’s current military operation in Gaza is a human tragedy, leading many to ask, isn’t there a better way? Sometimes it’s better to simply watch the videos. The first is an excellent documentary by ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, exposing some troubling views within Israel, manifested by the composition and support of their leading soccer team, Beitar Jerusalem F.C. I highly recommend this video, it is very enlightening.
Modern humanity risks eventual extinction from any number of causes, but the most likely will arise from a failure to manage our limited resources, or alternatively, to intentionally destroy each other. Are we the next dinosaurs? Are we the next inhabitants of earth to prove unable to sustain our species and civilization?
Is it unreasonable to view the current developments in Ukraine simply as a natural progression of the Soviet Union dissolution? Of course we can declare outrage, violations of International Law, and disrespect for sovereignty; but after ignoring these bedrock principles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere; are we simply reaping what we have sown?
Do you truly believe that (1) defaulting on existing legal obligations, (2) threatening the United States credit rating (14 amendment), (3) defaulting on T-Bills held by foreign nations, and (4) blocking settled law (ACA), are well and faithfully discharging your duties of office? Do you truly believe that undermining the Constitution; by failing to regulate foreign commerce and pay the public debt (Art I Sec 8) is conduct that upholds your oath of office? The American People know the answer, ignore them at your own peril.
What happens in a society where TRUTH has little value? What happens when disinformation and propaganda feed and spread ignorance? What happens when the media can be bought and purchased to push a particular ideology? What happens when the resulting ignorance spreads hate and fear? The guarantee of Free Speech—subject to established limitations on Defamation—is so fundamental to society, how can we combat the intentional deception of our citizens? Is it even possible to overcome the propaganda?
Why would any Congressperson choose to risk further degradation of the U.S. credit rating and harm to our economy, future, and reputation? Have they not sworn an oath to the U.S. Constitution and to faithfully execute their office?