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They Merely Dislike Trump Less Than They Do the Other Guys

Most US voters do not care much for Trump. But they dislike his elitist detractors far more. The Strange, Effective Logic of Trump’s Tweets While the news and entertainment media tie themselves in knots reacting to last night’s tweets, Trump … Continue reading

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How California Can Secede from US, and the World

Kim’s Missiles Can Reach California With this year’s revelation that North Korea’s nuke-tipped missiles could likely reach the West Coast of United States, a more insidious threat has gained prominence—an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. While not deadly on its own, … Continue reading

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Can Your Cardboard Boxes Do This?

Things You Can Make With Cardboard One can build durable houses, boats, bicycles, automobiles and much more, using cardboard. The cheap and common material can be reinforced, waterproofed, and cleverly shaped to make it durable beyond your wildest expectations. Cardboard … Continue reading

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Can Millennials Grow Up Before They Grow Old?

The Millennial Generation are those North Americans who were born between 1984 and 2000. They were always told how special they were, but they were rarely raised or educated in ways that would give them the skills — and develop … Continue reading

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Is Trump Destroying Ratings of NFL, Late Night “Comedy”?

NFL Becomes “Least Liked Sport” in America Not long ago, American football was the most popular sport in the US by a wide margin. But ever since the NFL went from being an action sport to being a political protest … Continue reading

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Who is Celebrating the Mass Killing in Las Vegas?

Update: The irrationality of calls for more gun control Leftist hatred for the idea of America FBI expands its net of leads Vacuous thinking of US Democrats Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured by a long-range full-auto sniper … Continue reading

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The Lithium Calamity: Poison Mountain, Green Idiocracy

Who Wants to Follow China’s Long Toxic Walk? China has long been famous for its poisoned air, toxic rivers, and deadly soil. Now the aging dragon faces a new toxic calamity: a looming mountain of poisoned and unusable lithium batteries … Continue reading

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Zeihan: The US Shale Patch Has Not Drilled a Dry Well in 3 Years!

No dry wells for the last 3 years and no low-productivity well for the last 2 years. The reason for this long string of good luck in the US shale oil patch — according to Austin-based geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan … Continue reading

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How to Win the War on Drugs

The Drug War is Deadly Anyone who has watched the television shows “Breaking Bad” or “Narcos” — or movies such as Traffic — will have an inkling of both the allure of the drug trade and some of its many … Continue reading

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National Fellatio League Prizes its Kneepads

62% of NFL fans intend to cut down The NFL appears confused as to its actual role in the great scheme of things. And if this grand confusion spreads to college football and other sports, we are likely to see … Continue reading

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Putin Asks “How Long Until They Eat Us?”

The New Look of the Human Apocalypse Vladimir Putin: “How Long Until They Eat Us?” Vladimir Putin has expressed his fears over artificial intelligence by asking Russia’s largest technology firm how long it will be until smart robots ‘eat us’. … Continue reading

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100% Intermittent Energy: Can it Work?

The extensively documented article below is excerpted from an article originally published in Low Tech Magazine How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone … [A] renewable power grid needs an oversized power generation and … Continue reading

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A More Relevant Ranking of Top US Universities

Universities were once meant to expose young people to “the universe” of rational schools of thought. The diversity of ideas and freedom of expression were once of paramount importance, before political correctness took over. In the interest of full disclosure, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Long Game: Behind a Smokescreen of Tweets

Trump did not go through the arduous journey of running for office and being elected US President just so he could spend his time sending out tweets. Behind the curtain, Trump marches on. Trump’s Long Game Achievements Have Just Begun … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: Still Honeymooning in the USSR

Bernie Sanders took his newlywed wife Jane to Yaroslavl, northeast of Moscow. It seemed an appropriate honeymoon spot to Burlington Vermont’s Marxist mayor. And so newly-wedded Bernie took his new bride to the USSR as an affirmation of their love … Continue reading

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The Engineering Apocalypse: David Goldman “Spengler”

Update: Can the “Engineering Apocalypse” save China from its perfect storm? According to the South China Morning Post, the impending economic crisis is rooted in expansive fiscal policy, increased government spending, rising property values, extremely lax monetary policies, record-high bank … Continue reading

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Kids Have Got Nothing to Live For

Nothing to Live For? Kids need goals and values. Without them, a natural nihilism sets in which resonates wildly with others of their age cohort. Without direction, without self-discipline, without well developed pre-frontal executive functions, they are lost. And so … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Misunderstanding of Disruptive Innovation

Brian Wang discusses future disruptive technologies as if the disruptors of the past will also be the disruptors of the future: Technological disruptors like Elon Musk, Google and Amazon will force industries and companies to accelerate or die. Companies will … Continue reading

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Simple Solution to Political Violence in America?

A recent article at the Fabius Maximus website examines recent left-instigated violence in Charlottesville, Evergreen College, Berkeley, Portland OR, and several other locations. The common thread linking these violent episodes of political violence is a vicious leftist intent to deny … Continue reading

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As Much as 2 Trillion Barrels of Recoverable Oil in Texas, N.M.

In the Permian Basin alone, the southwestern US may eventually be found to contain as much as 2 trillion barrels of economically recoverable oil. “The research we’ve done indicates that we have at least half a trillion barrels in the … Continue reading

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Everything You Believe is Wrong — Laugh at Yourself!

Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible … Continue reading

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Google Makes Another Huge Blunder: Firing Damore

First Mistake: They Forced Him to Go to a “Diversity Seminar” Harvard and MIT trained engineer James Damore loved working for Google. He felt free to work on things he enjoyed doing, and liked the people he worked with. But … Continue reading

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Can Millenials Be Saved from Themselves?

Message to Millenials University of Toronto professor and licensed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, wants to help the lost generation of millenials — and subsequent generations. Peterson wants to accomplish this by a two-pronged strategy: By starving the corrupt politically correct … Continue reading

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China Preparing for Next Great Leap Forward?

Can China Reverse its Present Stall? China is experiencing an unexpected slowdown in its global ambitions. The very nature of economic growth in China has changed in an ominous way. A closer look at the fixed causes behind China’s unhealthy … Continue reading

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Every Day of Trump is a Day Without Hillary

And That’s Reason Enough to Smile Al Fin was never fond of Trump, until the election. But watching Hillary Clinton and her band of ugly malcontents lose the election somehow created — not a soft spot, but — a spot … Continue reading

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