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Black Soldiers: Cliven Bundy Is Not Racist

“Who the heck are we to determine another man’s perspective on the world around him?!” A black marine who sides with Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his dispute with the BLM has posted a diatribe on Facebook defending Bundy’s comments and slamming the corporate media’s coverage as a race baiting distortion designed to create […] Continue reading →

Is the U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?

It’s not surprising that a survey of energy professionals attending the 2014 North American Prospect Expo overwhelmingly identified “U.S. energy independence” as the trend most likely to gain momentum this year. Like any number of politicians and pundits, these experts are riding high on the shale boom — that catch-all colloquialism for the rise of […] Continue reading →

We’re over the hill at 24, study says

Science Daily It’s a hard pill to swallow, but if you’re over 24 years of age you’ve already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, according to a new Simon Fraser University study. SFU’s Joe Thompson, a psychology doctoral student, associate professor Mark Blair, Thompson’s thesis supervisor, and Andrew Henrey, a statistics […] Continue reading →

The case of the missing 100k jobs

 Stanford University professor Edward Lazear makes a strong case at the Wall Street Journal that we’re looking at the last few months of job data wrong.  The media has been celebrating a modest but reassuring uptick in job creation – although, as Lazear points out before making his really devastating point, the economy is still chugging below the prior […] Continue reading →

Report: US abortion rate at lowest since 1973

The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute. The Guttmacher Institute, which supports legal access to abortion, said in a report being issued Monday that […] Continue reading →

Salt Restriction Increases Mortality Risk

News Max Health – by Dr. Brownstein  There are studies that dispute the “salt equals hypertension” theory. Fifty-seven trials reviewed over a 25-year period (1966-2001) showed that in individuals with normal blood pressure, a low-sodium diet resulted in an average decline of systolic blood pressure of just 1.27 mmHG and a decline of diastolic pressure of […] Continue reading →

Economy: The stock market will crash and it will happen in minutes

By: Kevin D. Freeman, CFA,   The fragile economic recovery would crumble. Nearly $8 trillion of wealth would disappear. Retirement plans would collapse and unemployment would soar. And it could happen with a keystroke. Just like Target—which was a sitting duck for hackers on Black Friday, when 100 million customers were compromised—the stock market is shockingly […] Continue reading →