Posts byAlfie Joshua

Aged gas lines are a ticking time bomb

One of the responsibilities of government is to make sure the infrastructure is both safe and working properly. For decades, Americans have enjoyed some of the most reliable services in the world, but the safety concerns of the aged gas lines that lie just beneath the surface of major cities across the country have many
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Trump flip-flops on Benghazi after Gowdy endorses Rubio

The most predictable variation of a headline today is this: “Donald Trump attacks ______ after feeling threatened by them.” It’s happening once again, this time in the form of South Caronlina Congressman Trey Gowdy. Before Gowdy endorsed Marco Rubio, Trump commended him on Benghazi. The only thing that’s changed is Gowdy’s endorsement, but it’s enough
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Why I’m switching from Ben Carson

If there’s one thing that hurts the most in politics, it’s realizing that someone you supported wholeheartedly for months is not the best choice as a candidate. I wanted Ben Carson to be the right candidate. I thought he was exactly what America needed. I was wrong. He’s close, but he’s missing a few components
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Albert Mohler on inerrancy versus authority

The Holy Bible is considered by many in churches to be inerrant. It is 100% correct in the views of many pastors and churchgoers. Of note is that in both of those statements, the word “many” could once be replaced by the phrase “nearly all.” Today, that’s not the case according to Dr. Albert Mohler
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Iran thinks Josh Earnest broke deal

The Iranians have been known to misinterpret or to make mountains out of molehills in the past, but this is one that likely takes the cake. They government that recently reached an agreement with the United Nations took the words of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest a bit too earnestly, accusing him of canceling
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Another blogger folds to Monsanto

At some point, one has to wonder if there really is money changing hands when it comes to Monsanto and bloggers. It seems unlikely, of course, but the number of bloggers who are miraculously “seeing the light” about Monsanto and becoming rabid supporters is starting to get ridiculous. Case-in-point: Manny Schewitz from Forward Progressives. This
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Chevy Visualizes the Sound of #Camarosix

Teaser videos for new car releases are almost always aloof with their visuals, opting for hyper-close shots, strange angles, shadows, and blurred features. Chevrolet took their 2016 Camaro teaser video a few steps further by having nothing visual about the sports car revealed in their teaser video. Rather trying to make our mouths water with
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The Best Cars for Your Golden Years

Post retirement can be full of concerns about expenses and medical issues, but your vehicle should be lessening those concerns, not increasing them. If getting into and out of your car or high payments have added to a mounting list of troubles, it may be time to get yourself into a car that is friendlier
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Recycled laptop batteries could bring power to the poor

Researchers at IBM claim that 70% of the world’s discarded laptop batteries cold be used to power lighting in locations where electricity supplies are unreliable, such as slums and other impoverished areas. Their study suggests that these batteries could make LED lighting much more affordable than either solar panels or rechargeable batteries. The groups of
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House passes bill aimed at limiting “secret science” in the EPA

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that prevents academic scientists on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Scientific Advisory committee from participating in “activities that directly or indirectly involve review of evaluation of their own work,” as quoted by The Huffington Post. Bill HR-1422, also known as the Science Advisory Board Reform Act, passed the
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Most “natural” foods in the US contain substantial amounts of GMOs

According to a recent study by Consumer Reports, the majority of the packaged food in the United States that’s labeled as “natural” actually contains substantial amounts of genetically modified ingredients, prompting many concerned consumers to call upon food manufacturers to be honest about the contents of their products. Urvashi Rangan, executive director of Consumer Reports
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Oceans are warming much faster than previously calculated

Scientists have long been aware that Earth’s oceans absorb an estimated 90% of the warming that’s caused by greenhouse gas emissions, with the stored heat showing up was warmer seawater. According to a new analysis, however, scientists may have greatly underestimated exactly how hot the upper ocean is getting. Comparisons of direct measurements from the
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Global warming may have fueled 2013’s heatwave epidemic

In a collection of 22 peer-reviewed analyses on 16 extreme weather and climate events that occurred last year, which were published as a nearly 100-page report yesterday, international teams of researchers found clear ties between global warming and the extreme heat events that plagued areas from Australia to China in 2013. Altogether, 9 of the
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India is looking to become the world leader in renewable energy

India is looking to attract somewhere around $100 billion in the renewable energy sector in the next five years, increasing its solar target to 15 gigawatts, which is five times the nation’s current capacity. This speculation comes after two separate announcements by India’s Power, Coal, and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and advisory company “Bridge
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Global warming could be causing sudden deep freezes

As most of you probably remember, much of the United States and Canada was hit with a sudden, extreme drop in temperature earlier this year. This deep freeze was caused by an atmospheric phenomenon known as the Polar Vortex, which keeps super-chilled air trapped in the Arctic, but occasionally allows some of the freezing Arctic
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