Archives for July 2014

What comes ‘after America’?

D.C. insid­ers drop hints of eras­ing bor­ders, uni­fy­ing with Mex­i­co NEW YORK – In recent weeks, both Gen­er­al David Petraeus and House Minor­i­ty Leader Nan­cy Pelosi, D‑Calif., have woven into pub­lic speech­es the theme of com­bin­ing the Unit­ed States, Cana­da and Mex­i­co into a sin­gle, North Amer­i­can Union. “After Amer­i­ca, there is North Amer­i­ca,” explained Petraeus, […]

Why Are Armed “International Security” Personnel Now Arresting American Citizens?

Very recent­ly I came across a sce­nario in the streets of Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia. The big scene seemed a bit strik­ing to the aver­age per­son walk­ing by as it was the mid­dle of the day in a crowd­ed busy Hol­ly­wood street. A clos­er look caused me to be even more intrigued — there was a gentleman […]

EDITORIAL: Strange priorities at the VA — Washington Times

The admin­is­tra­tors at the Vet­er­ans Admin­is­tra­tion have appar­ent­ly been busy while old sol­diers wait­ed to see a doc­tor, after all. Serv­ing those who served is not nec­es­sar­i­ly a pri­or­i­ty, but sav­ing the plan­et is Job 1. Solar pan­els and wind­mills can be more impor­tant than the touch of a heal­ing hand. The depart­ment ear­ly on set […]

Rasmussen: Common Core Support Plummets Among Parents with School-Age Children

A new Ras­mussen poll finds that sup­port for the Com­mon Core stan­dards among Amer­i­can par­ents with school-age chil­dren has dropped dra­mat­i­cal­ly. The tele­phone sur­vey of 1,000 adults con­duct­ed June 21–22 found that only 34 per­cent of Amer­i­can adults with chil­dren of ele­men­tary or sec­ondary school age now favor requir­ing all schools across the nation to […]

Secret trade agreement covering 68 percent of world services published by WikiLeaks

The text of a 19-page, inter­na­tion­al trade agree­ment being draft­ed in secret was pub­lished by Wik­iLeaks on Thurs­day as the trans­paren­cy group’s edi­tor com­mem­o­rat­ed his two-year anniver­sary con­fined to the Ecuado­ri­an Embassy in Lon­don. Fifty coun­tries around the globe have already signed on to the Trade in Ser­vice Agree­ment, or TISA, includ­ing the Unit­ed States, […]

States Fighting Obama EPA’s Global Warming Decrees

July 5, 2014 When the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion failed in its bid five years ago to have the Demo­c­rat-con­trolled Con­gress cre­ate an uncon­sti­tu­tion­al cap-and-trade regime tar­get­ing car­bon diox­ide to fight “glob­al warm­ing,” it wait­ed a few years, then imposed the rad­i­cal scheme by exec­u­tive decree. Rather than foist­ing it direct­ly on busi­ness­es and indi­vid­u­als, Obama’s new presidential […]

These LED smart lights are tracking your moves

While more peo­ple and places are switch­ing to ener­­gy-sav­ing LED light bulbs, a Cal­i­for­nia com­pa­ny has found a way to turn them into smart net­works that can col­lect and feed data. How­ev­er, the new tech­no­log­i­cal oppor­tu­ni­ties are also rais­ing pri­va­cy con­cerns. For exam­ple, should you find your­self in ter­mi­nal “B” at Newark air­port, look up. […]

Smart Home Devices Need to Get a Lot Smarter

Imag­ine a dish­wash­er that requires a user­name and pass­word. Smart homes will require unprece­dent­ed effort to ensure not just secu­ri­ty but also usabil­i­ty. June 30, 2014 The bat­tle between Google and Apple is mov­ing from smart phones to smart things, with both com­pa­nies vying to pro­vide the under­ly­ing archi­tec­ture that net­works your appli­ances, util­i­ties, and entertainment […]