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One of the world’s top photobiologists has been trying to warn the public for years about the dangers of the government-mandated phasing out of incandescent lighting.

While LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are up to 95 percent more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, we are paying for that savings with our health.   Continue reading “The Dark Side of LED Lighting”

The Great Recession

The world is descending into intellectual chaos. Read El Erian in the following linked article, and then come and back tell me we have not moved into madness:

El-Erian: 1000-Point Swings In The Dow Are The “New Reality”

There is clearly a tooth missing in one of the gears in El-Erian’s brain. How do you make this statement …   Continue reading “The Roar of Stupidity is Now Deafening”

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Archive: TWFTT 12-31-18

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

As the partial government shutdown approaches its tenth day, President Trump fired off a few Monday morning tweets from the Oval Office, calling out Democrats for their changing stance on border security over the last decade.

“I’m in the Oval Office. Democrats, come back from vacation now and give us the votes necessary for Border Security, including the Wall,” Trump tweeted, adding “You voted yes in 2006 and 2013. One more yes, but with me in office, I’ll get it built, and Fast!”  Continue reading “Trump Taunts Hypocritical Democrats Over Border Security Flip-Flop”

Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist

Troy, OH — It is a sad fact that in many states — in the land of the free — police still use taxpayer resources to hunt down, kidnap, and even kill people for attempting to sell a plant to willing customers that has never killed anyone, ever. Illustrating the insanity of the drug war, cops in Troy, Ohio, who appear to be addicted to waging a war on this plant, recently spent taxpayer dollars to bust a man they thought was selling weed, but who actually sold them flowers because he knew the cop was undercover.   Continue reading “Man Owns Undercover Cop Trying to Bust Him for Weed, Sells Him Flowers Instead of Pot”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

President Trump is “reconsidering” his strategy to pull US forces out of Syria following an “eye-opening trip to Iraq” the day after Christmas, Bloomberg reports.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who sits on the Senate Armed Forces Committee – a harsh critic of Trump’s announced pullout, said earlier Sunday that he would try to change Trump’s mind during a private lunch since the Islamic state isn’t quite defeated in the region as the President had previously stated.   Continue reading ““The President Is Reconsidering”: Syria Pullout On Thin Ice After Lunch With Lindsey Graham”

The Register – by Kieren McCarthy

Analysis ISPs should be paid to provide slower internet speeds to poor people.

That’s the extraordinary upshot of a meeting between an ISP industry group and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US.   Continue reading “Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

In a video announcement and email to supporters sent Monday morning, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that she was officially launching an exploratory committee to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination, making her the first candidate to officially announce in what’s expected to be a “long and crowded” primary, according to the New York Times.

In her video, Warren leaned on the anti-Wall Street themes that have become a hallmark of her political career since she was elected to the Senate in 2013 after defeating moderate Republican incumbent Scott Brown. Prior to that, she had been a bankruptcy law professor at Harvard.   Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren Announces Plans For Presidential Run”

Hub Pages – by Ralph Lopez

Due to the persistence of surviving crew members and the continual emergence of new revelations, the national veteran’s group American Legion has passed Resolution 40 calling for Congress to “publicly, impartially, and thoroughly” investigate the attack by Israel on an American ship in 1967, in which 34 American sailors were killed and hundreds of others were wounded. The resolution comes despite a veil of government secrecy which keeps key documents on the attack classified more than 50 years later. [NSA USS Liberty documents]   Continue reading “American Legion Joins VFW in Calling for Congressional Investigation of Israel’s Attack on USS Liberty.”

The Weather Channel

After a late-December respite from the bitter chill in the central and eastern United States, colder temperatures are likely to return for the beginning of the new year and intensify by February, according to the latest outlook from The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

Temperatures are expected to be below average overall from the South to the mid-Atlantic from January through March 2019. Temperatures are forecast to be near-average or slightly colder from the Southwest to the central Plains, Midwest and Northeast.   Continue reading “January-March 2019 Temperature Outlook: Cold in East, South; Mild in Northwest”

Mashable – by Johnny Lieu

A suspected malware attack affected major U.S. newspapers over the weekend.

In what was initially thought to be a server outage, the attack delayed distribution of Saturday’s Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribuneaccording to the Times.

On Saturday afternoon, the company suspected that the attack had originated from outside of the U.S., but didn’t reveal any further detail about its origins or what evidence led to the belief it came from overseas.   Continue reading “Malware attack stops major U.S. newspapers from publishing”

Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) – A US judge who ruled earlier this month that Obamacare is unconstitutional has said the health care law can stand while his decision is appealed.

In a stay order issued Sunday, Texas-based Judge Reed O’Connor said that while he was confident his ruling would be upheld, it should not take effect until the outcome of an appeal is known “because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty.”   Continue reading “US judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard”

Dayton Daily News

A former New Vienna police chief accused of misusing donations for a police K-9 was indicted by a Clinton County grand jury.

Clinton Brown was indicted Dec. 18 on theft in office, a fourth-degree felony, according to the Ohio Auditor’s Office.   Continue reading “Former New Vienna police chief indicted for misusing K-9 donations”

The Organic Prepper

In this world, there are two kinds of people. You can be a consumer or you can be a producer.

Neither one is inherently good or bad – these are just descriptive terms. You can produce 100% of your own food and have a terrible heart, one that rejoices in the misfortune of others. You can never produce a single thing in your whole life and be kind and generous. This article isn’t meant to demonize consumers or set producers up on a pedestal.   Continue reading “How to Be a Producer In a Nation of Consumers”

The Sequin Gazette – by Felicia Frazar

Police say a man arrested with a gun talking about going to a church to fulfill a prophecy wasn’t targeting a local church, and didn’t even know what city he was in.

The man was arrested after a witness reported seeing a man carrying a gun about 7 a.m. on Sunday in the 2400 block of West Kingsbury Street, Seguin Police spokesperson Tanya Brown said.   Continue reading “Police: Armed man talking about prophecy wasn’t aware of what city he was in”