Archive for October 13th, 2021

October 13th, 2021 - 10:51 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Why we still need TSA

Not to protect us from Osama bin Laden — he’s dead — but from each other. TSA agents have confiscated nearly 4,500 guns at U.S. airports in the first 9 months of 2021; for a list of the 10 airports with the most gun confiscations, go here. Why would anyone go to an airport with [&h[...]

October 13th, 2021 - 10:26 pm § in Health, Politics

Idaho doctor: “We’ve lost the war”

The virus is here to stay, Dr. Steven Nemerson, chief clinical officer at Saint Alphonsus Health System of Boise, told reporters on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (read story here). “Today I’m here to tell you we’ve lost the war.” “The reason it is here to stay,” he ad[...]

October 13th, 2021 - 7:03 pm § in Biden, Environment

Biden bets on wind farms

“Seven major offshore wind farms would be developed on the east and west coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan announced Wednesday by the Biden administration,” the Guardian reported on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, adding, “The projects are part of Joe Biden’s plan to dep[...]

October 13th, 2021 - 1:06 am § in Economics, Environment

Can sucking CO2 out of the air save the planet?

Scientists, engineers, and businessmen are working on it. But it looks better on paper than it probably would work in real life. For one thing, it’s hugely expensive. And, most likely, it’s a desperate last-resort remedy for keeping the earth habitable. But it might be all we have left, [...]

October 13th, 2021 - 12:42 am § in Misc.

Crime alert app isn’t what it seems

Originally called “Vigilante,” the “Citizen” app purports to send users real-time crime-and-safety alerts, chiefly by monitoring 911 communications (details here). But Mother Jones magazine, in a lengthy exposĂ© (read it here), accuses the startup company of often sending fal[...]