Category Archives: News

Anatomy of a biased poll

I see that Fox News has released a poll, from which they are claiming 71% of respondents want “less government in their lives.”  Considering my distrust of Fox News’ intentions, i felt I should take a look at the actual … Continue reading

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Damn Telemarketers!

I’m getting calls and letters saying my vehicle’s warranty “is about to expire.”  My response:  “NO S__T SHERLOCK! My truck is 10 years old!”  This is obviously a scam to pressure me into buying some expensive and worthless “warranty.” Here’s … Continue reading

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Emily Litella Journalism

I have a very negative view of journalism nowadays.  However I couldn’t put my finger on why, or express my displeasure in an understandable way.  Today, another person has framed how I feel exactly. Daniel Eran Dilger runs Roughly Drafted, … Continue reading

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Mythbusting doesn’t work

At least it’s harder to convince someone that a myth is false, according to this study posted in the Washington Post: The conventional response to myths and urban legends is to counter bad information with accurate information. But the new … Continue reading

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Penn and Teller call “BS” on Environmental Hysteria

Please take a look at this video.  It shows how ridiculous the whole environmental hysteria movement is.  The petition to ban “dihydrogen monoxide” is quite amusing and shows these people usually don’t know what the heck they are talking about.

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Former Reagan staffer is voting for…

Obama. I’m a lifelong Republican – a supply-side conservative. I worked in the Reagan White House. I was the chief economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for five years. In 1994, I helped write the Republican Contract with America. … Continue reading

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It’s happening again

Remember in the run up to the Iraq war how we were fed misinformation leading us to believe Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), several different ways of distributing it, and were supplying it to terrorists? If so, then … Continue reading

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Close the “Enron Loophole”

What is the “Enron Loophole?”  It was an amendment in the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 which allowed electronic futures trading to be deregulated. This allows speculators and traders to operate without oversight, or “in the dark” as the … Continue reading

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Help set a record!

June 17th is the official release date for Firefox 3, and Mozilla is out to set a record for the most downloads in one day. Help set a world record by downloading Firefox and giving it a try. While no … Continue reading

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