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Watching TV Without a License?

Did you know a licence is needed to watch ordinary TV in the UK? As an American I wouldn’t have believed this could be true, but it has been since at least 2003. The BBC is authorised by the Communications Act 2003 to collect and enforce the TV licence fee. Section 363 of the Act makes it … Continue reading

First Presidential Alert Sent to US Cell Phones

Did you get the presidential alert Wednesday in the USA? Double check, you probably did. There is a strange claim in a tweet by anti-virus software engineer John McAfee that the presidential alert system gives “the government access to your phone.” but the fact checker for snopes, Alex Kasprak, a science writer with a masters … Continue reading

The End of Almond Milk in the USA by 2019?

The US FDA could put an end to almond milk by next year … but only in name. The issue is that almonds don’t lactate, so the word “milk” is not appropriate. (Image from veganhightechmom.com) The US Food and Drug Administration seems to have soured on nondairy milk-alternative products that use the term “milk” in their … Continue reading

Can Shark Fins Break the Law? Yes.

The true strange news for today is something which sounds impossible to some: property and cash can be considered guilty of a crime. In the United States police can confiscate personal property even if the owner is not involved in any crime. This so-called civil asset forfeiture results in some very strange court cases, such … Continue reading

A New American Space Force?

Most unusual thing I heard today: the president has ordered the DoD to form a US Space Force which will be separate but equal to the US Airforce. Awesome news for space fans? The number of kinds of aircraft the US Airforce: About 61 types in active service. Number of kinds of spacecraft in the … Continue reading

Putin: Russia Has Unstoppable Nuclear Powered Missiles

I’ve been trying to ignore world politics, but this post from March 1, 2018 on NPR is a bit too strange to pass up. Putin says Russia has nuclear powered missiles. The US has nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers, but not aircraft or missiles. The idea seems crazy because aren’t properly shielded reactors much … Continue reading

Deciphering The Good Way

My Friday the 13th morning meditation: Judgement is an aspect of discernment. Someone will judge. Someone will dislike any path you choose, any art you make of life, no matter how right it feels, no matter your certainty, no matter how many people do love you and what you do, no matter your vision, your … Continue reading

Odd Job: Paid Fake Radio Show Caller

I once worked with a guy who told me he sometimes made money as a radio talk show caller. I asked how that worked and he said he was given the basic direction or talking points and then it was his job to call in, get on the air and support whatever position he was … Continue reading

Circulating Claim: Planned Houston “False Flag” Shooting March 4, 2018

Update March 4: There was a fatal shooting at a party in Houston today where someone put on a bullet-proof vest and had party-goers shoot at him. WTH? That’s one seriously messed up party. … Authorities say one guy decided to put on a bulletproof vest while one of the party-goers fired a shot at … Continue reading

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