Americans have spent over $60,000,000,000 since 9/11 on the TSA. It has allowed > 25,000 security breaches. Seven hundred scanners have been installed since 2007, at a total cost of $119,000,000. Cost per gun found: $6,000,000. Number of those guns which belonged to terrorists: 0. Of every 10 weapons, 7 get past screeners. Since 2004, at least 16 different individuals later accused of terrorist plots flew at least 23 times through US airports. None were caught.
According to Reuters, quoting Nature Climate Change, it is now too late to stop the rise in sea level. Some quotes from the Reuters article: Rising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures, but they can be slowed down. Even if the […]
Here’s a great quote from Robert Cialdini’s book Influence: Science and Practice, warning us of the psychologically dangerous combination of scarcity and rivalry. In 1973, Barry Diller, then vice president for prime-time programming of the American Broadcasting Company. Diller: agreed to pay $3.3 million for a single television showing of the movie The Poseidon Adventure. […]
So according to this rather disturbing article, the US Government is now creating (or soliciting the creation of) fake social media constructs (i.e., people) to further particular political ends.
Protestors at Mormon temples here in LA and elsewhere have basically pushed the church into a siege mentality wherein no one can go into or out of the temple, for their own safety. The irony of this is that in the Mormon religion, only marriages performed in the temple really count. So by denying us […]