Fecal Bacteria and McDonald’s Touchscreens

British researchers swabbed every customer kiosk touchscreen at eight (8) McDonald’s restaurants in the London metropolitan area, and found evidence of human gut-related bacteria on every single one – nasty, but not terribly surprising. When hundreds or even thousands of people touch a screen, some are bound to have bacteria on their hands, and that Read More …

Canada’s Population Density & it’s Relationship to the U.S.

“This map then tells us a great deal about how Canada behaves in the world. Canada must have a close relationship with the United States because not only are the two neighbors, but the vast majority of Canada’s population lives very close to the U.S. border.” “Canada’s size cannot and should not be ignored, but Read More …

Thanksgiving: A Monument to a Nation

Here’s to a holiday that helped rescue the U.S. from its own self-destruction. By Jacob L. Shapiro at Geopolitical Futures. Today is the fourth Thursday in the month of November. For most of the world, that doesn’t mean much. For our American readers, however, that means it’s Thanksgiving Day. All countries have their national holidays. Read More …

The Mini Ice Age: “Oh my God, we’re all gonna die!!”

Low sun spot activity – it’s all the rage today in the hysterical global news media.  Lots of terms are being tossed about like “Mini Ice Age”; it’s going to get “very very cold”, and of course every idiot’s favorite: “Climate Change!”.  The quasi historical reference used to surmise that global temperatures will get frosty Read More …

Julian Assange Charged: Will likely be extradited to the U.S.

I confess to having varying opinions of Julian Assange. My initial reaction toward his actions several years ago, was that he was an egotist trying to make a name for himself by revealing classified information that was not at all protective of American citizens or the public interest.  His association with Brad/Chelsea Manning wasn’t helpful Read More …

The World’s Economy Needs the U.S. but the U.S. Economy Doesn’t Need “The World”

Global Economy Shows Strain as U.S. Steams Ahead China, Japan and Germany show signs of stress, posing a risk to the U.S. should the trends persist Export-based economies like Germany and China suffer, whereas resource-rich nations like the U.S. with robust internal consumption prosper.  Peter Zeihan calls this the beginning of the “Great Divergence”. “Posing Read More …