April 8, 2014

Tidbits

Good for them.  US Navy reveals 'game changing' fuel created from seawater that already has fueled a radio-controlled plane.  A game-changer indeed.

Dr Heather Willauer, an research chemist who has spent nearly a decade on the project, said:
'For the first time we've been able to develop a technology to get CO2 and hydrogen from seawater simultaneously, that's a big breakthrough,' she said, adding that the fuel 'doesn't look or smell very different.'


Cui bono? Who benefits from the myriad government programs for the poor.  The Poverty Hoax

As much as 75% of the money allocated to the poor is consumed by the vast bureaucracies that administer this aid.  These agencies are actually job programs for college graduates who would often find it difficult to find employment in the private sector.

James Delingpole British schoolchildren are being brainwashed by a deep green environmental curriculum which fills their heads with "confusion, ignorance and fear", says a new study by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

After Illinois finally passed a concealed carry law, Chicago's murder rate declined to levels not seen in 50 years.
In fact, All crime is down 25 percent from 2013 There were reportedly 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims compared to last year. There have also been 222 fewer shootings and 292 fewer shooting victims compared to the first quarter in 2012.

Early retirement may be a very bad idea.  A new Brookings study  analyzed data on subjective happiness and work taken from the Gallup World Pull data.

Late-life workers (i.e., those working past retirement age) working full-time or voluntarily employed part-time were typically happier and more satisfied with their health than their retired counterparts. The positive effects were greatest, meanwhile, in those countries where more flexible labor market arrangements were more common (and thus publicly acceptable).

Thomas Sowell, Campaign-finance laws are a scam to protect incumbents.

Americans on Medicaid Exceed Population of UK

During Cold War, CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

Books were weapons, and if a work of literature was unavailable or banned in the Soviet Union or Eastern Europe, it could be used as propaganda to challenge the Soviet version of reality. Over the course of the Cold War, as many as 10 million copies of books and magazines were secretly distributed by the agency behind the Iron Curtain as part of a political warfare campaign.
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“Pasternak’s humanistic message — that every person is entitled to a private life and deserves respect as a human being, irrespective of the extent of his political loyalty or contribution to the state — poses a fundamental challenge to the Soviet ethic of sacrifice of the individual to the Communist system,” he wrote.

Margaret Sanger's ultimate goal

 Margaret-Sanger Goal

Posted by Jill Fallon at April 8, 2014 12:42 PM | Permalink