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Even the EPA Admits Ethanol is no Good

from IBD:

EPA Says Ethanol Damages The Environment — Isn’t It Time To Kill The Program?

Amid all the media hoo-ha over President Trump’s latest tweets, tariffs and the Russia investigation, you might have missed a significant report — the Environmental Protection Agency says ethanol made from corn and soybeans and added to our gasoline has become an environmental disaster. So why do we continue to make it?

The devastating report — based on, yes, actual “science” — shows that the forced addition of ethanol to the nation’s gasoline is making our air dirtier.

The irony, of course, is that ethanol’s entire rationale is that it would make our air cleaner. read more

Google Glass for Autism

Clinical research coordinator Jessey Schwartz (left) watches as 9 year-old Alex and his mother, Donji Cullenbine...
Clinical research coordinator Jessey Schwartz (left) watches as 9 year-old Alex and his mother, Donji Cullenbine (right), use a Google Glass-connected smartphone app(Credit: Steve Fisch)

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to gauge other people’s emotions based on their facial expressions – this can in turn lead to problems in communicating with those people. Scientists at Stanford University, however, are seeing new hope in an approach that utilizes Google Glass smart glasses. read more

Chicago is a Gang-Banger’s Paradise

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The Chicago Tribune reported that a man, “who lives on the West side of Union Avenue,” in Chicago was awaken by gun fire. It was around 2 a.m., when along with what he described as seven or eight shots, he also heard doors slamming and the screeching of tires.

What he heard was the attempted murder of a 31 year old female trying to escape a situation in her GMC Yukon. She was shot in the head as she tried to speed away. The woman was taken to “University of Chicago Medical center, where she was in critical condition Wednesday morning.”

Oh, you must have thought I was reporting on one of the 74 weekend shootings in the Windy City this past weekend. No. This was one of the additional 16 shootings, including seven more murders committed from Monday to Wednesday, making a five day total of 90 shootings and 19 murders.

As Maureen O’Hara said to John Wayne in the classic Western, “McLintock:” “That’s gotta be some kind of record!” read more

Gut Bacteria the Key to Weight Loss?

Not all calories are created equal, as a new study highlights how gut bacteria can alter...
Not all calories are created equal, as a new study highlights how gut bacteria can alter how effectively our bodies metabolize carbohydrates

A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic may shed some light on why certain people can lose more weight than others despite adhering to the same regime of exercise and caloric restriction. Alongside a myriad of other recent medical discoveries, the secret may lie in the unique make-up of our gut bacteria. read more

Profiles in Treason : John Brennan

Guest Post by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist

CIA officials, including the upper echelons, are required to be apolitical. The main purpose of the CIA is to gather intelligence on America’s enemies abroad and guarantee the safety and security of the citizens of this country. The administration of CIA chief John Brennan came nowhere near meeting this standard.

Brennan used the CIA to lie for political ideological goals. This was shown earlier when Brennan used the CIA to conduct illegal surveillance on the Senate Intelligence Committee and then lied about it.

This is the same Brennan who coerced the FBI into investigating the sham of Trump-Russia collusion using the unverified Steele dossier. In Brennan’s own words: “Just because it is unverified doesn’t mean it isn’t true.”

This is the same Brennan that lied about NSA surveillance of American citizens and only avoided a perjury trial because he resigned, and the statute of limitations ran out because of obfuscation from the Obama administration. Brennan even had the audacity to proclaim he just gave the “least untruthful answer.” For anyone else, a lie like this would land them in jail. But the Obama administration and the sycophantic media ignored this crime, once again.

The administration of the CIA under the orders of Brennan operated as an offshoot of the Hillary campaign. Using spies and connections in England and Estonia, Brennan weaponized the CIA with phony intelligence obtained through these sources in his attempt to delegitimize the Trump candidacy. The goal was to cause maximum political damage to conservatives by utilizing a multiagency smear campaign that has led the government to end up in a sham of a Special Council investigation being used by the leftists to affect the midterms. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Kalashnikov Combats Robots

The Kalashnikov Group recently announced the development of a fully automated combat module with the capacity...
The Kalashnikov Group recently announced the development of a fully automated combat module with the capacity to make decisions and identify targets(Credit: Kalashnikov Group)

Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications. The company revealed it had developed a range of combat robots that are fully automated and used artificial intelligence to identify targets and make independent decisions. The revelation rekindled the simmering, and controversial, debate over autonomous weaponry and asked the question, at what point do we hand control of lethal weapons over to artificial intelligence? read more

Boys Can’t be Boys and Girls Can’t be Girls at Harvard

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Political correctness and gender neutrality have hit new lows and it’s no surprise that it is being achieved on a college campus.

The Harvard Crimson, the school’s official news site, is reporting that, “Harvard’s chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority is closing its doors — making it the first single-gender group to shut down in response to the College’s social group penalties.”

Yes, Harvard fraternities and sororities are being forced to go gender-neutral.

Other than the obvious, why the heck would any guy want to join a sorority? And certainly no girl would have any interest in joining a previously all-male fraternity. Unless of course she is a radical feminist whose interest is only tearing things down and fighting the scourge of toxic masculinity. Other than that, no self-respecting young woman would join. She would instead opt for a sorority, like has been done since sororities began in 1851. The first being the Adelphean Society at all-girl Wesleyan Female college.

Back then they were not called sororities. Adelphean was known as a secret society for women. Others were classified as women’s fraternities. The term sorority wasn’t adopted until 1882. read more