Why You Shouldn't Walk on Escalators
15 Years Later, Billions in Pre-Euro Currencies Remain Unredeemed - Bloomberg
More than 15 billion euros ($16 billion) of outdated banknotes and coins in the euro-area have not yet been handed in and exchanged for euros – roughly the annual cost of Latvia's imports. Just under half of the region's hidden treasures are stashed away in cash-loving Germany…
A fifth-grade teacher taught me that along time ago. She also said, always read more than one newspaper. And anything called "Facebook" doesn't count.
Of course back in the 1940's journalists weren't the pure and uncorrupted creatures we have today, so advice like that was useful. Now, post Photoshop, we ought not believe everything we see either.
The design on the Oreo is not a satanic symbol, OK? And if you think it is, you can just give me your cookie and I'll eat it.
“…those facial-recognition capabilities would work well with Homeland Security’s IDENT database, which currently contains more than 170 million fingerprints and facial images collected from non-citizens as they enter the United States. The FBI’s facial-recognition checks reach even further, scanning across 411 million photos in state and federal databases."
Wiretapping is so years ago. Who uses wires anymore, in the first place? And then when you understand these guys will soon be flying over your head linking your face with your fingerprints (and why not DNA too?) in real time, well, you’d better start trying to find a new place to hide. I’m looking into tinfoil hats, myself.
The magic words behind all these handy-dandy government surveillance technologies are, of course, “venture capital.”
"Launched in 2014, DHS’s Silicon Valley office was designed to get new technology into government hands faster by operating as a venture capital firm, following the lead of the CIA’s controversial In-Q-Tel investment arm."
Life imitates the internet. Or something.
Don’t get into this if you’re prone to panic. Stick to something more basic, like the “nuclear option."
U.S. weekly jobless claims post largest drop in almost two years
And wait till you see what the chief economist has to say…
"The lower jobless claims filings show the economy continues to show improvement which is important news with the long expansion expected to eventually tire somewhere down the line given its longevity," said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York.
Sort of makes you want to stand up and cheer, doesn't it?
Meanwhile, due to my own personal longevity, I think I'll take a nap.
Pepsi: Kendall Jenner Protest Commercial Draws Backlash - Motto
Obamacare Food Labeling Regulations Are Absurd | National Review
The sort of people who count calories and total up their daily carbs and protein and monounsaturated fats already moved beyond government-mandated food labels ages ago. As for everybody else: There is basically no evidence that food labeling actually results in consumers' making healthier choices about their food. The belief that people who are given better information will make better choices is intuitively persuasive, but it does not stand up to empirical scrutiny. In fact, a study of McDonald's customers found that those who were provided with supplemental information about recommended daily caloric intake ordered lunches with 50 calories more on average than those who were not advised of expert opinion.
Over the years, various Acts of Congress have altered the number of seats on the Supreme Court, from a low of five to a high of 10. Shortly after the Civil War, the number of seats on the Court was fixed at nine.
For now. Then when the next one retires (looking at you, Ruthie) we can have seven. Think of the money we'll save. And the aggravation.
Tribe: "Setting aside the virtually impossible scenarios I've described, what lies ahead of us, if Trump fails to serve out his term, is clear: Vice President Pence, however tainted, will become the nation's chief executive unless Pence, too, resigns or is removed from office after ascending to the presidency upon Trump's resignation, removal or displacement — in which case the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 specifies that the Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) would succeed to the presidency. Following Ryan in that line of succession would be the Senate's president pro tempore (Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah), then the secretary of state (Rex Tillerson), and so on down the line of Cabinet members."
No joke: Snow hits northern New England on April Fools' Day
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — It's April Fools' Day, but this is no joke: People across northern New England woke up to a foot of...
"It couldn't be on a better day, April Fools'," Tracy Neff said. "I think it's fabulous. It's beautiful, it's fun, everyone's festive."