The question of just how far oil prices may fall remains an open question. A "black swan" event could, however, drop oil to $4 a barrel. by Bob Adelmann

The historical record shows that devastating wars, famines, plagues, and massive die-offs of people, animals and plants are associated with the Earth’s periods of cooling, not warming.

Unsurprisingly, in the wake of last week's deadly attacks in Paris, there has been an escalating demand — by those always in favor of such things — for an increase in surveillance. There has also been a call for limitations to technology that permits encrypted communications. The surveillance hawks seem to believe that liberty and security cannot coexist. Given the choice, they opt for sacrificing liberty for the sake of security.

 

 

Thirteen-year-old Hallie Turner is suing the State of North Carolina “to have her government draft rules ... to reduce greenhouse gasses.”

When Net Neutrality was sold to the American people, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promised there would be no regulation of content. No censorship. The rules would allow the FCC to regulate content, but they would "forbear" and leave things alone. Now where have we heard that before? It sounds too much like, "If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet." Now, like with Obamacare, the truth is coming forward as lawmakers and experts warn of a coming political censorship of the Internet.

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