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London Mosque Attack: Man, 48, Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder

June 19th, 2017

Via: Guardian: A man has died and eight others have been injured after a van ploughed into a group of people near a north London mosque in an attack police are treating as terrorism. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two people hit by the van were said to be […]

Chinese Style Internet Censorship… in Britain?

June 10th, 2017

Via: Independent: Theresa May has refused to rule out censoring the internet like China. The prime minister has looked to introduce sweeping and deep changes to the way the internet works, in what she claims is a necessary move to prevent terror. Those have included restricting the kinds of things people can post online and […]

Tesla’s Vice President of Solar Products: Competitors Are, “Kind of Fucked”

June 7th, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — The quote in the title is referring to Tesla’s new solar roofing products, but as someone who sells more conventional solar products, the same can be said about the storage sector. I recently wrote: The storage industry needs to deal with the Tesla reality and […]

Life Inside the ‘Coffin Cubicles’ of Hong Kong

June 7th, 2017

EG emailed, “I finally found a future retirement home for teachers like me as well as other cogs in the machine!” Via: Guardian: Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities. Research Credit: EG

Cost to Keep Each Prisoner Locked Up in California Per Year: $75,560

June 6th, 2017

Madness. Via: Los Angeles Times: Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates. The price for each inmate […]

Almost Half of Americans Die Nearly Broke

June 3rd, 2017

Via: USA Today: Americans aren’t known for being great savers. In a recent GoBankingRates study, 69% of adults admitted to having less than $1,000 in the bank, while 34% said they actually don’t have any savings at all. But apparently, this collective lack of savings doesn’t get all that much better with age. A study […]

Is the U.S. Education System Producing a Society of “Smart Fools”?

June 2nd, 2017

Via: Scientific American: Tests like the SAT, ACT, the GRE—what I call the alphabet tests—are reasonably good measures of academic kinds of knowledge, plus general intelligence and related skills. They are highly correlated with IQ tests and they predict a lot of things in life: academic performance to some extent, salary, level of job you […]

U.S. Ranked 114th out of 163 Countries Surveyed on Global Peace Index

June 1st, 2017

Via: Newsweek: The United States has plummeted on a global ranking of countries based on levels of corruption, violent crime, racism and respect for human rights. The Global Peace Index 2017, issued annually by the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP), shows the U.S declining 11 places in the global rankings to 114th out of […]

Russian Explorers Find ‘Swamp’ of Soviet Money

May 29th, 2017

I’m not sure at what age I’ll begin formal Homeschooling – Cryptogon Edition with my children, but this will be a great one for when I teach them about the fiat currency scam. Via: BBC: A group of explorers in Russia have found around a billion roubles in old Soviet money at an abandoned mine, […]

80% of Millennials Say They Want to Buy a Home—But Most Have Less Than $1,000 Saved

May 29th, 2017

Via: CNBC: Millennials aren’t buying homes in the same numbers as previous and older generations, but it’s not because they don’t want to. The vast majority of millennials do indeed aim to buy someday, or would even like to now if they could. Unfortunately, the numbers don’t look good. New data from Apartment List shows […]

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