The Internet of Things Will Change Everything
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Internet of Things, how it will impact your life and if we are close to creating a true artificial intelligence.
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Ed Snowden continues to betray America.
I went off on this on Twitter last night, and I am no less disgusted today: Ed Snowden does not, in fact, care for the United States of America. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday that the NSA had bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks where it was able to read documents and emails. United Nations offices were | Read More »
Obama’s Biased NLRB: New NLRB Progressive Propaganda Chief Comes Straight From AFSCME HQ
Should there be any doubters remaining that Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board is a revolving door from which union bosses’ minions are planted to serve unions’ interests, one only need to look at the latest hire at the NLRB.
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Our President Needs a Science Lesson
Apparently our President choomed his way through high school science class…
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Colorado’s Paul “Buddy System” Rosenthal Runs From Constituents At Magpul Event
Yesterday at the Farewell To Arms event I met the man I criticized afar for his political sell-out of Coloradans’s Second Amendment Rights — and criticized the day of the event via Twitter. “Paul Rosenthal is here. He’s at the bar,” I was told by an attendee as I shook hands and talked to angry residents. Rosenthal was, in fact, at the bar, invited by | Read More »
The Boomerang Effect: Union Bosses Fear ‘Collapse’ of Obama’s NLRB & Supreme Court Ruling
As long as Senate Republicans don’t waffle and cave in (which, unfortunately, is not out of the question) to left-wing pressure, on August 28th, union bosses will lose their principle weapon in their war on America’s union-free workplace.
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Hi, Rhode Island! Enjoy your 10% #Obamacare hikes!
If you’re lucky. Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller has approved 2014 health insurance rates that he called “significantly lower” than those requested — but that still involve increases in premiums. [snip] For the majority of Rhode Islanders who get health insurance from large employers, rates will go up, on average, 9.5 percent to 12 percent.
The “Evolving” Energy Policies of President Bystander
In a “groundbreaking” speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, Barack Obama rehashed the same anti-Big Oil rhetoric and half-baked energy policies that have marked his Administration since 2009.
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Wind power kills birds. Birds that Greenies are supposedly FOND of.
Look, the news that the extinct-for-the-area white-throated needletail bird had been spotted in Scotland – only to be promptly sucked into a wind turbine, accompanied by the screams of horrified amateur ornithologists – should not be surprising. Wind farms are Giant Scythes Of Swinging Doom, when it comes to birds. The American Bird Conservancy rather desperately wants to support wind power, which is why they’re | Read More »
Tech at Night: Apple to make it work where Pandora says it’s impossible. Wikileaks has its own leak problem. IRS targets Open Source Software.
Wow. Even as it comes out that Apple is going to pay more than Pandora for its coming radio service (which is probably going to be a windfall for small publishers), here’s a great set of answers from Marsha Blackburn on IRFA for conservative activists.
Good news: it only took $5,000 to get a Wikileaks person to… leak information. Ha. More of this, please.
Remember when I shook my head at all those digital libertarians stupid enough to vote for Obama? Well, heh. Now we find the Obama IRS is targeting open source software groups for tax repression. Heh. Told you so.
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We must promote marriage, not just defend it
The Defense of Marriage Act took a big hit at the Supreme Court this week. We really should be promoting marriage, not just defending it. But traditional marriage has been on the defensive for a long time, and it’s not just because of the same-sex marriage crusade. Marriage began looking weak long before anyone thought gay marriage had a chance of obtaining widespread legal sanction. In fact, | Read More »
What would tyranny look like in America? Look around.
Mr. Bridenstine goes to Washington again. After a very depressing week, one in which we have undergone a full assault on our civil society, popular sovereignty, federalism, and separation of powers, Congressman Bridenstine shares in our pain: Have a good weekend and vent your frustrations here in this open thread.
Hobby Lobby will not be fined for pursuing liberty of conscience contraception case.
Good news for the craft store chain: In a health care decision giving hope to opponents of the federal birth-control coverage mandate, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines next week for not complying with the requirement. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver decided the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts | Read More »
Making the Right Argument on Student Loans
Last July, as part of the highway omnibus bill, Congress passed a one-year extension of the 2007 law that reduced interest on government subsidized Stafford loans from 6.8% to 3.4%. The total cost was $6 billion. As we have seen with things like unemployment extension, the new fad in Washington is to temporarily extend market-distorting big government programs, with the full intention of making them | Read More »
Did St. Louis Spend $15k To Make Public Building Light Up For Gay Pride?
St. Louis celebrated the defeat of DOMA and Prop 8 with lights: The Civil Courts Building has been showing off rainbow LED lighting most of this week. Soldiers Memorial will switch over to the colors this weekend for St. Louis Pride Fest, which has moved to downtown. Ward 25 Alderman Shane Cohn secured $15,000 in capital improvement money for the lights. Cohn said a company | Read More »