Archive for October 23rd, 2021

October 23rd, 2021 - 5:55 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Goodbye to Florida’s palm trees?

There’s a quiet movement afoot to replace Florida’s palms with native flora that suck carbon out of the air (story here). Scientists say it’s hard to find a tree that’s less effective at carbon capture than palm trees. The average Florida palm tree consumes only 5 lbs. of CO2[...]

October 23rd, 2021 - 2:38 pm § in Law and Courts

Is it OK for cops to accidentally kill innocent bystanders?

Is it more okay if the bystander is black? On July 20, 2020, Leneal Frazier (photo, left) was tee-boned by a Minneapolis cop chasing a stolen vehicle. His Jeep cartwheeled into a bus shelter. Paramedics pried him out of the mangled wreckage, gently loaded him on a gurney, and transported him to a ho[...]

October 23rd, 2021 - 1:21 pm § in Misc.

The Un-News: What didn’t happen the week of 10/22/21

Unvaccinated FEMA employees aren’t replacing unvaccinated health care workers. Covid-19 vaccines aren’t causing pilots to have medical issues and cause plane crashes. Ireland’s vaccine regulatory agency didn’t list “sudden death” as a Covid-19 vaccine side effect. Aus[...]

October 23rd, 2021 - 2:18 am § in Biden, Economics, Politics, Saudi Arabia

Who’s to blame for high gas prices?

With elections approaching, Republicans want voters to believe Joe Biden is. But that’s ridiculous on its face. President don’t set pump prices. While they often get blamed for high gas prices, they have no control over them. Pump prices result from market forces of supply and demand. Oi[...]