- "Calling BS on the official story of the Iranian capture of two US riverine boats"--American Thinker. Including comments from Matt Bracken:
This entire situation is in my area of expertise. I can state with complete confidence that both Iran and our own State Department are lying. The boats did not enter Iranian waters. They were overtaken in international waters by Iranian patrol boats that were so superior in both speed and firepower that it became a "hands up!" situation, with automatic cannons in the 40mm to 76mm range pointed at them point-blank. Surrender, hands up, or be blown out of the water. I assume that the Iranians had an English speaker on a loudspeaker to make the demand. This takedown was no accident or coincidence, it was a planned slap across America's face.
- "ISIS militants parade severed heads through Mediterranean coast town of Bin Jawad - the fourth to fall to militants in Libya"--The Daily Mail. This is part of their strategy to seize oil production facilities.
- "More people in Europe are dying than are being born"--Phys.org. "The researchers find that 17 European nations have more people dying in them than are being born (natural decrease), including three of Europe's more populous nations: Russia, Germany and Italy."
- Related: "Post-Christian Britain arrives as majority say they have no religion"--The Sunday Times. People with no faith have few, if any, children.
- Related: "Shocking video shows Swedish woman being harassed and groped by gang of ‘migrant’ men"--Daily Mail. These are the people being brought in to make up for the declining birth rates. Ironically, the jobs they could fill will probably be taken by robots by the end of the decade, so not only will Europe not need the immigrants, but the immigrants will be a further drag on the social welfare system.
- Related: "‘German girls are just there for sex’ What migrant told woman as he groped her in street"--Express. The fruits of the sexual revolution and multiculturalism.
- Related: "The 2016 Jihad Starts in France"--Front Page Magazine. The people being brought in to prop up the population don't want to be Westernized. From the article:On January 1, a Muslim, originally from Tunisia and possessing French citizenship, drove his car at “high speed” at four soldiers guarding a mosque in Valence. Fortunately, the vehicle missed the soldiers who “narrowly avoided” death at the hands of yet another would-be killer from the religion of peace. Ironically, the soldiers were protecting the mosque from Islamophobic acts.
Having failed to strike his targets in his first pass, the driver “put his car in reverse in order to renew the charge.” But the soldiers were quicker. After refusing to obey their order to get out of the car, they fired a volley of bullets, three of which struck their assailant’s arm and leg, severely wounding him and ending the attack. One soldier, struck in the knee by the car, was also hospitalised.
- "A world divided: Elites descend on Swiss Alps amid rising inequality"--Reuters. Another Davos summit of top financial, political, and entertainment elites to decide our fates. Our well-being depends on the fact that many of them loath one another.
- Related: "Obama orchestrated a massive transfer of wealth to the 1 percent"--New York Post. "The years 2008 through 2015 should be known as the Great Fleecing. During that time, the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world occurred. Some $4.5 trillion was given to Wall Street banks through its Quantitative Easing program, with the American people picking up the IOU."
- "Portland Community College to devote an entire month to 'whiteness'-shaming"--Campus Reform. There should be a class-action lawsuit somewhere in there.
- "Once Again El Nino Didn’t Do What Was Forecast. Why?"--Watts Up With That. Basically its the elephant and the blind men problem; scientists are specialized and tend to focus on their specialized area and ignore other areas, and thus fail to understand the whole of what makes up a very complex, interrelated system.
- "Samco Global up for auction"--The Truth About Guns. If you collect old firearms, or done much searching for obscure parts, you've probably come across Samco. The company has gone into Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and their entire warehouse (inventory, parts, equipment) is being auctioned.
- "Molecular arm grabs, transports, releases molecular cargo"--Foresight Institute. A big step toward making molecular assemblers, which is needed to fully realize the promise of nanotechnology. Although published in the late 1980's, K. Eric Drexler's book, Engines of Creation is probably still one of the best books to provide an overview of nanotechnology's potential.