Chicago drew closer to a fiscal free fall with a rating downgrade from Moody's that could trigger the immediate termination of 4 interest-rate swap agreements, costing the city about $58 million and raising the prospect of more
In contrast, languages with simpler tone pitches are mainly found in drier regions. This is explained by the fact that the vocal folds require a humid environment to produce the right tone. The tone pitch is a key element of communication in all
t happened as farmers and homeowners sprayed herbicides on milkweed plants, which serve as the butterflies' nursery, food source and home. In an attempt to counter two decades of destruction, the Fish and Wildlife Service launched a partnership wit
FCC Issues Secret Regulations for Internet Anxious to rescue the Internet from what Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler called a "regime of anarchy," the FCC approved over 300 pages of new rules designed "to bring order to this disor
Ron Paul dissects famous physicist Stephen Hawking's latest pronouncement that aggression is the most serious human failing.
A Nevada cop who pulled a woman over for speeding ended up dragging her out of the car after she refused to roll her window down all the way, even though she had already rolled it down halfway and already handed him her driver license.
A Washington couple says they were falsely arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol for stealing a collector car they actually owned. The highway patrol admitted two errors that led to Robin and Beverly Bruins being removed from their car at gunpoint
In affidavits supplied to Carty's current defense team last year, in 2014, a DEA agent and two of Carty's co-defendants allege that Harris County prosecutors crossed ethical boundaries and threatened them to ensure Carty's conviction.
Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable. The incident is raising concerns about the safety of U.S. infrastructure.
Mr. Nimoy announced that he had end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease last year, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
Do you have a coin jug at home? Perhaps it isn't a jug, per se, but a coffee can, glass jar, or maybe even an old fashioned piggy bank? It might be holding far more money than you realize!
I assumed I was reading a clever parody of Washington's anti-Putin propaganda. Absurd statement followed absurd statement. It was better than Colbert. I couldn't stop laughing. To my dismay I discovered that the absolute gibberish wasn't a par
Adding to the evidence that backs many U.S. communities' decisions to end water fluoridation, a recent study has found that fluoride within our water supply may be fueling thyroid issues experienced by millions of Americans, leading to depression a
We "Will Remove From Governments The Ability To Interfere With [Our] Rights"
... Brian Howard woke early and headed to Chicago Center, an air traffic control hub in Aurora, Illinois, where he had worked for eight years. He had decided to get stoned and kill himself, and as his final gesture he planned to take a chunk of the U
Astronauts have been held up as pioneers in the American consciousness since Alan Shepard became the first US astronaut to venture into space.
Educational tweets of the day - 02/24/2015
JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of Nashville. The one-story cinderblock home,
Those subheadings included "assessment," "talking points," "compromised information," "background" and "recommendations."
Ending prohibition is a welcome change, but these bills have severe problems. If passed, they would turn marijuana into a cartelized industry rather than a business opportunity for everyday people.
In its most common application, then, the expression "sovereign citizen" apparently refers to anybody who believes that police should be servants, rather than overseers.
When the US government invades and occupies other countries the people in the victimized societies become angry enough to want and even to exact revenge against Americans. Is the American empire worth that price?
There's a recent film produced stateside by an American director that has angered a communist nation to the nth degree across the seas. It underscores all the reasons to have freedom of speech, freedom of press, and is at the core of all the discu
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by French President Francois Hollande, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 6. Then she met with U.S. President Barack Obama on Feb. 9. The primary subject was Ukraine, but the first issue dis
Some truly great character bits from some truly great television episodes.
Today the Federal Communications Commission, a non-elected federal government agency, voted 3-to-2 to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. This means that
"Quotas lead to illegal arrests, criminal summonses and ruined lives. They undermine the trust between the police and the people they are supposed to be protecting and serving," said NYCLU Associate Legal Director
But, all the above ignores the Swiss Alps sized mountains of evidence that we know Lynch was aware of and blithely swept under the rug by her HSBC DPA. So, we are basically left to decide whether Lynch is a bankster loving toady that is her own woman
American leadership is ruthlessly pursuing immoral wars all over the world with the intent of creating outside enemies to focus public anger on, as a conscious diversion away from the criminality happening domestically.
Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin,
"I recall noticing a distinct lack of jubilance on the part of the ruling class when it woke up one day and found its reliable enemy (Soviet Union) had ceased to exist. Since then, the ruling class has engaged in a series of attempts to find...
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the company that wants to move the revolutionary transit system out of Elon Musk's brain into the real world, plans to start construction on an actual hyperloop next year.
As the debate over marijuana legalization continues in the United States, a new study suggests that smoking the controversial plant is about 114 times safer than drinking alcohol.
he growing number of secession movements around the world gives rise to our topic...
Coloring agent in soft drinks causes tumors in rats
American universities are pumping out loyal socialist soldiers and a reading assignment that excoriates capitalism at the University of Michigan is being used as propaganda tool to further fuel socialist ambitions.
The War on Terror has to be the greatest misdirection of resources in all of human history. So why are we spending countless billions of dollars fighting terror, an almost insignificant threat to our well-being?
How Parks and Recreation Took Aim at Silicon Valley
Apocalyptic snow in Boston has turned some intrepid--others might say insane--cyclists into ad hoc civil engineers.
In order to discover more about Hongshan culture, researchers investigated the Hunshandake Sandy Lakes in Inner Mongolia, an area 185 miles (300 kilometres) away from the first Hongshan discoveries. The team found significant quantities of Hongshan p
The first episode of BestEvidence goes to the root of what's happening to American jobs. It examines the U.S. labor force participation rate going back to the first days of the Eisenhouser Administration (January 1953). After the rate stabilize
The City of Chicago paid $54.2 million in settlements and verdicts for police misconduct cases last year, including more than $9.5 million in attorneys' fees, according to an analysis of city law department data by The Chicago Reporter.
Dressed in military gear, Massachusetts cops were beating a man when they realized another man was video recording them from the other side of a fence, standing about 20 feet away. They didn't like that none.
The hazards associated with central banking and fiat currencies, ideas brought to the west a few centuries ago to support fractional reserve banking, a scheme that produces a recurring "cluster of errors" and boom-bust cycles in its wake.
Make no mistake: there is a clear correlation between state secrecy and the rule of law -- as one grows, the other surely shrinks.
Shouldn't we want a less agile military, so that it is less tempting to get involved in foreign entanglements. I am going to be anxious to see how antiwar libertarians, who have been supporting Rand, deal with these comments.