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ATF misplaced 420 million cigarettes in stings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday. In one case, agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and…

Global warming believers are feeling the heat

On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers its latest verdict on the state of man-made global warming. Though the details are a secret, one thing is clear: the version of events you will see and hear in much of the media, especially from partis pris organisations like the BBC, will be the opposite…

Popular Science Decides Internet Comments Are “Bad for Science.”

Popular Science announced today that it is shutting off comments for good. “Comments can be bad for science,” explained Suzanne LaBarre, the magazine’s online content director. She pointed to “trolls and spambots” who “overwhelm” the magazine’s efforts to “spread the word of science far and wide.” Thanks to these trolls, she went on, “the cynical…

Polar Cap Supposed to Disappear by 2013 is 60% Larger than 2012

Contrary to Al Gore and BBC’s prediction six years ago that the arctic ice would melt by 2013, from 2012 to 2013, we saw the largest increase in ice coverage in recorded history. One graph shows that the average coverage since 1980 is holding steady, not rapidly diminishing, as the “global warming” alarmists would predict.…

Brain Power In Your Belly

If you’re a lover of intelligence, then it’s reasonable to assume that you’ve got some high regard for the brain. How many people would argue against the supremacy of one of our favorite and most useful organs? Modern medicine understands the head-brain to be “command central” – the place from which our entire life receives…

The typical American family makes less than it did in 1989

In 1989, the median American household made $51,681 in current dollars (the 2012 number, again, was $51,017). That means that 24 years ago, a middle class American family was making more than the a middle class family was making one year ago. This isn’t a lost decade for economic gains for Americans. It is a…

CA School District Monitoring ALL Social Media

The Glendale School District in California is facing some backlash from the recent news that it has retained the services of Geo Listening to track its students’ social media activity. The rationale behind the program is (of course) the students’ safety. “After collecting information from students’ posts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram,…