The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has granted more than $400,000 to a research project that involves something unconventional. The University of Alabama has received two grants from NIH that total $402,721 to create a monitoring system involving underwear that can detect when a person smokes cigarettes. So far, the project has produced a “very early prototype” of the monitoring system. The current prototype fits like a vest.Read more »
A while ago I had a conversation with a friend of mine who had recently graduated from college. He was, coincidently, a Socialist who was espousing the virtues of public schools and Socialized Medicine. He was, however, unwilling to admit that those things were paid for through the threat of violence from the state. If I do not pay my taxes, I explained to him, then I will be arrested. If I do not want to be arrested and I choose to defend myself I will likely be shot and killed.Read more »
No surprise here. It's noteworthy that it had to get this bad in the first place in order for it to even be reported.Read more »
Lynn Woodman, an angry American guy blows up with a short rant about the government and how they can't even balance a check book. Surprisingly, his message is very libertarian and capitalistic. Hilarious and very NSFW. (LOTS OF LANGUAGE! of course, he's angry!)Read more »
Ron Paul: One might think that the recent drama over the debt ceiling involves one side wanting to increase or maintain spending with the other side wanting to drastically cut spending, but that is far from the truth. In spite of the rhetoric being thrown around, the real debate is over how much government spending will increase.Read more »
The San Francisco Superior Court announced Monday that it's laying off more than 40 percent of its staff and shuttering 25 courtrooms because of budget cuts.Read more »
"But, without government, who'd maintain the roads?" Who, indeed? With budget shortfalls impacting governments across the country, governments have begun dismantling freeways that cost too much to maintain. So, rather open up road maintenance for bids or sponsorship, of course the obvious statist answer is to build parks in place of roads. What's that old joke about driving on parkways?Read more »
“The truth is a Governor cannot create private sector jobs. Big government does not add to the prosperity of a state- it consumes it. As Ohio’s next Governor, my primary mission will not be to “create jobs” or to promise tax cuts 10 years from now… it is simply to get the government out of the way.”Read more »
Things are getting so bad in Newark that the mayor has ordered the government to stop buying toilet paper.... The city budget shortfall is $70 million and (Mayor) Booker plans to meet the revenue shortfall with budget cuts instead of property tax increases. "Taxes can not be the answer," Booker said.Read more »
Judge in Ohio tells people to carry a gun if they feel less safe as a result of budget cutsRead more »
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