Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Clean Energy Not So Clean

Sting operations reveal Mafia involvement in renewable energy What does it say about your industry when the Mafia gets involved? That it’s above board, corruption-free, and legitimate? Related Posts“Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.” Fighting Stupid With Stupid Only Leads To More Stupid Experts in a Time of Unreason – Update Unconscious Unethical How […]

How to Experience the Dark Ages Today

This unfortunate soul found out: A man accused of desecrating the Koran was burned alive by a mob at a Pakistani police station, Reuters reported, citing police. The unnamed man was a traveller who spent Thursday night at a mosque in Seeta, in the southern Sindh province, local imam Maulvi Memon said. He claimed the […]

Experts in a Time of Unreason

Sarah Hoyt has an interesting essay on her experience of becoming a United States citizen. This comment caught my eye: Part of the thing with Europe is the worship of the “experts.”  “We’ll take it to the expert” or “We’ll have the expert do it.” Yet, when the experts get it wrong, even when the […]

There’s a Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve?

Why, yes. There is. It’s controlled by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers and $30 Million worth of the stuff has gone missing. Yikes, eh? Update – 2012.10.06 Police Seize More Than 600 Barrels of Maple Syrup The shipment of the pancake-topper was making its way back to Quebec in a heavily guarded convoy […]

Generous Threats – Aussie Style

Seems more than a few Aussies are receiving fake death threats via SMS: Police and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have warned that the messages – which typically read “Someone paid me to kill you. If you want me to spare you, I’ll give you two days to pay $5000. If you inform the […]

Over 200 Dead in Chicago…

…so far this year. Murdered. Oh my. Clearly, the US should get out of Chicago. Or Chicago needs a gun control law or something. Wait a minute…isn’t Chicago one of the cities with the strictest gun control laws? Makes me feel like taking the Springfield XD .45 ACP out to the range for a little […]

Tax Return Identity Theft

Tax Return Identity Theft Yet another example of “If this is how sloppy the government handles something as ‘simple’ as taxes, just think how fabulously competent they’re going to be at managing our health care.” I feel ill just thinking about it. I see only two things that can be done to mitigate this issue: […]