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Month: May 2016 (page 2 of 12)


America’s nuclear bombs are still controlled by floppy disks

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The federal government is spending the great bulk of its technology budget maintaining old — indeed, sometimes wildly outdated — computer systems instead of staying up to date with current advances, finds a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

“Specifically, 5,233 of the government’s approximately 7,000 IT investments are spending all of their funds” on running old systems, the GAO said, many of which are considered “moderate to high risk” or outright “obsolete.”

Perhaps the most egregious example is the use of eight-inch floppy disks to control nukes.

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Is there nothing they won’t regulate?

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This was too funny not to share!

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Pro-war? Anti-war? For most politicians, it depends on who is in the White House

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Far too many congressmen don’t have a consistent position on many issues, they just reflexively support whatever comes out of the White House when their party is in control.

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Libertarian Party selects Gary Johnson as its 2016 presidential nominee

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Despite a very contentious national convention, the Libertarian Party has selected former New Mexico governor and 2012 nominee Gary Johnson for as its 2016 presidential nomination.

Reason reports:

In a decisive rout for pragmatism over purity, the Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico governor and 2012 nominee Gary Johnson for president. Johnson came within an eyelash of winning on the first ballot, pulling 49.5 percent of the vote, just short of the required majority.



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Most people misidentify the enemy

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The rich are not your enemy; the predators, cronies, and rent-seekers are. The earners, entrepreneurs, and protectors are your allies—regardless of how poor or how wealthy they may be. Don’t buy into the lies of the socialists and of those selfish people who prefer to steal what they want rather than to earn it.

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