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How technology created the global village … which turned out to be a pretty unpleasant place.
Why Apple almost kicked Uber out of the app store.
As we near the 10th anniversary of Jim Cramer’s famous (and prescient) TV meltdown, debt is … right back up there all over again.…
Shut up, be terrified, and do what you’re told, Americans.
Eleven charts that show just how mainstream cannabis has become. We’ve come a long way, baby. (Although as the first link shows, not always in the right direction.)
Get a load o’ this. A cop (ex-cop now) is ordered to pay out of pocket to compensate the family of the teen he killed. Individual accountability begins at last for agents of the state.…
I am really, truly not sure why the National Security Aagency imagines that having tools to breach the international monetary system makes anybody (except the NSA and its Chosen Ones) “secure”). I’m really not sure how they imagined that maintaining such sloppy “security” that details of their exploits got into the hands of hackers makes anybody “secure.”
Will the last middle-class person in Seattle please turn out the lights?
Waco Wacko Backlash. Or what happens when you point out that the U.S. government didn’t hesitate to attack its own citizens with deadly gas.
Will Obamacare really require Dominos Pizza franchises to post calorie counts for 34 million potential variations of pizza? Kevin D. Williamson examines the profit-killing absurdities.
Yet another court justifies yet another literally unwarranted shooting-by-cop. Hershel Smith turns up the outrage.
More on Tim Berners-Lee’s plan to re-create his monster creation, the worldwide web. He wants to return its power to the people.…
Twenty photos taken at just the right moment.
“We may just have witnessed the dawn of truly commercial spaceflight.”
Amazon and Walmart: in a grocery price war with some of the best-known brands caught between them. (Tip o’ hat to ML)
Utah adopts the nation’s lowest blood-alcohol limit for DUIs. This affects gun owners, too. And may soon infect many more states, as the NTSB recommends the (absurd) limit. Do I smell a government looking for more opportunities to make money by creating new offenders?
How the fedgov made health care more expensive and made heroin cheaper.
Flash story: “The High Cost of Contact.” Favors delivered by force do tend to be expensive. (H/T MJR)
Bill Buppert says there’s a storm coming. And you can thank a cop.
But oh look. The city of Chicago is graciously granting drivers 0.2 of a break before their automated money-generating machines kick in.
Another inconvenient stat to be ignored by professional hoplophobes: lowest accidental firearm-related deaths … since 1903.…
A (semi) mainstreamer observes that there really is a liberal media bubble and tries to understand why.
The residents of Trier, Germany, don’t seem to want that gift statue of Karl Marx. But not because … well, you know, Marx. And the hundreds of millions of deaths his ideas led to. But because they don’t like the giver.
Which is more unjust? That a possible war criminal got away with it for decades? Or that “justice” now calls for extraditing a 98-year-old man?…
A short-term “fasting diet” may regenerate a diabetic pancreas. Again, it’s mostly mice so far. But interesting.
“Drugs, disposal of.” Dealing with the recent untimely loss of his wife, Kim du Toit goes on a quest to discover how to rid himself of a pharmacopia of her prescription medicines.
Borepatch warns: Buyer beware! when it comes to “connected” cars. Like all other supposedly smart devices, they’re just bright enough to violate your privacy.…
The FBI under Trump continues its proud history of fighting terrorism by busting hapless losers who couldn’t have done a thing without the encouragement, funds, and in this case bullying brutality by the fed agents themselves.
And let’s not forget our beloved ATF. Turns out it’s as corrupt on the “T” part of its name as is is on the “F”ing part.
“Live free or live in Massachusetts,” as some wag must have said. Boston considers banning glassware in bars because it can be used as a weapon. (Can we move Boston over to England? I think it would feel more at home there.)