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The Plot Thickens: More On The Weekly $88 Billion “Other” Outflow

The IMF, the UN, the World Bank and the legendary in some circles ESF are all part of the “other” reserve “use of funds” destination. In other words, someone (presumably someone with some urgent window dressing needs), and it sure wasn't only (if at all) the GSEs, had a massive capital shortfall and had to…

Why We Should Fear Bathtubs More Than Terrorists

The federal government has spent over $80 billion on aviation security in the past 10 years. Yet “your chance of dying in a bathtub is about one in a million, and from terrorism is about one in 3.5 million,” says Ohio State political scientist John Mueller. Mueller and his co-author Mark G. Stewart argue in…

Disabled Man Tasered To Death For Falling Off Bike

A 61 year old man from Halifax County, Virginia, was tasered by cops and died Tuesday after they were called to the scene by an onlooker who saw the man fall off his bike in a parking lot and feared he was drunk. When the police arrived, Roger Anthony was riding away on the bike.…

Turkey Fryer Fire Demonstration, presented by William Shatner & State Farm®

William Shatner loves deep-fried turkey, but over many Thanksgivings and Christmases he's made mistakes, burned himself, and nearly burned down his house. In this dramatic retelling, Bill shows us how dangerous turkey fryers can be. Watch a real turkey fryer fire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETBD0EqQGoU View the photo slideshow: http://statefarm.socialshare.mobi/shatner Safe Turkey Frying Tips 1: Avoid oil spillover–don't…