Latest 2020 Democratic presidential election forecast – August 2019 August 5, 2019 01:59 Posted in: Politics - We have now had two Democratic party debates, and we are about 4 months away from some of the first votes to be counted in the Democratic primary. Currently, according to the polls, Joe Biden still is the clear front runner. For the most part, the field is still pretty much wide open. However, there are a few observations we can make to give us an indication who will be opposing Donald Trump in the US 2020 Presidential elections. This… Continue Reading
First human-monkey chimera, the dawn of a new human competing species? August 4, 2019 10:17 Posted in: Science & Technology - Spanish scientists create a human-monkey chimera in China. The team led by Juan Carlos Izpisúa injected stem cells into the animal embryos as part of research aimed at finding a way to grow organs for transplants. This has sounded alarm bells in many ethics groups around the world. Would we accidentally create a new species to compete with the human race? This gives a new meaning to the word racist. Perhaps the new word will be "specialist." At least we… Continue Reading
El Paso Walmart shooter, a purposeless society – what next? August 4, 2019 07:11 Posted in: Culture, News, Politics - Here we go again - the blame game. Patrick Crusius allegedly killed at least 20 people at an El Paso, TX Walmart Saturday morning (August 4, 2019), using racist rhetoric against Hispanics in a posting made before the attack (8th worst in America). Obvious condolences to the victims and families in this horrific attack. The political left's thoughts turn to gun control and the systemic "white male" racism fostered by what they feel comes from their political foe, Donald Trump.… Continue Reading
Will Medicare for all ever happen … you should know the answer August 3, 2019 17:12 Posted in: Economy, Politics - At the recent Democratic debates despite all the jabs back and forth, the issue of Medicare for all seems to be taking center stage as the key Democratic issue for the 2020 presidential election. All the candidates seemed to raise their hand wanting free medical care to all new illegal immigrants - not sure about legal immigrants. But America seems to be struggling to decide whether healthcare is a human right or something that would be just a good goal. Now… Continue Reading
Hong Kong, protesters soon to understand what it means to be Chinese August 3, 2019 04:10 Posted in: News - China resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, under a "One Country, Two Systems" policy. This has worked reasonably well until recently. Millions over the past 8 weeks have protested against a now suspended extradition bill, have now widened to demand greater democracy and the resignation of Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam. For now protests have been limited to pushing and shoving, combated with batons and tear gas. However, fears have been mounting that Beijing would deploy military… Continue Reading
When will Trump’s trade war with China end? August 2, 2019 11:49 Posted in: Economy, News - President Trump said in a series of Thursday August 1st, 2019 tweets that 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of U.S. imports from China will begin September 1, accusing Beijing of reneging on a series of promises in this year's ongoing trade talks. Trump’s latest broadside on China raises the fear that the trade war is the "new status quo." When will the current China trade war end? The longer-term impact could be that the collective business psyche has changed for… Continue Reading
What Trump supporters are forgetting, #MAGA beware! August 2, 2019 07:16 Posted in: Politics - Many believe that Trump is well on his way to get reelected in 2020. Democrats with there several dozen presidential hopefuls seem in disarray, with no clear challenger. Some believe Trump is just stupid - suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Others believe Trump is playing 3D chess and out maneuvering the Democrats at every trolling Twitter poop. It is true Trump has been quite clever in manipulating the media but is there a danger that all this firebrand politics could… Continue Reading
Smartphone trends, 21st century buggy whips August 2, 2019 04:02 Posted in: Science & Technology, Sponsored Content - As in the 20th century, horses and buggy whips gave way to the automobile, in the 21st century, what comes after the smartphone? Smartphones have come a long way since the original Apple iPhone. Each version seemed to have more and more features that customers wanted. But more recently each version is giving you less and less new features and functionality, rather giving you just mere improvements on existing features and functionality. In addition, the competition has gotten fierce. There… Continue Reading
A 2020 dark horse candidate to save the Democrats? August 2, 2019 00:39 Posted in: Politics - What has been described as a clown show, the nearly two dozen realistic Democratic candidates for the 2020 U.S. presidential election have been falling over each other on who can give the most "freebies" to voters and competing in the identity victim Olympics. Which candidate will emerge as the sanest, or is there a dark horse candidate waiting in the wings to save the Democrats? To answer this question we must first look at the criteria needed for this dark… Continue Reading
Boris Johnson Boris Johnson, hard Brexit coming? August 1, 2019 14:08 Posted in: Economy, News - The newly elected U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts up a Brexit countdown clock in his office in 10 Downing Street, symbolizing that he is ready for a big showdown with the Europeans on a more favorable Brexit deal. The question for Britain is, will the Europeans give the U.K. a better Brexit deal, or will Boris Johnson capitulate, or will the U.K. be driven to a forced hard Brexit? With less than 100 days to go before the country… Continue Reading
Product tampering, funny today, new terrorism tommorow August 1, 2019 08:59 Posted in: Culture - "Degenerates! Why Are People Recording Themselves Spitting In Food & Other Disgusting Things?," reads the headline from Zerohedge. Product tampering may seem funny to some, it is illegal, and can potentially become something very dark in the near future. Yes, stupidity is contagious. There has been a rash of young folks going out and licking ice cream in stores and then putting it back on the refrigerated shelves. A kids prank, motivated by attention seekers. Others have opened up mouthwash… Continue Reading
Does Jeffrey Epstein have another get out of jail card? August 1, 2019 07:30 Posted in: Culture, News - Jeffrey Epstein has long been accused of sexually abusing underage girls. He also has purported connections to Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, and moved in elite circles, including for several years in a relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late British media tycoon Robert Maxwell. Epstein's luck may have just run out, as his recent charges about his illicit activities look like they're going to stick this time. Jeffrey Epstein is not new to these types of… Continue Reading