French journalist who posed as potential ISIS recruit now being hunted

The life of a journalist can often be perilous. Getting into the story often requires investigative journalists to take chances that they normally would never take. In the case of a French journalist whose name and image are being hidden, the risks are now turning into threats of rape and murder. Continue reading French journalist who posed as potential ISIS recruit now being hunted

A new Chinese billionaire emerges nearly every week

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the first quarter of 2015 showed that the ranks of the Chinese mega-rich grew by nearly one new billionaire a week. At the current pace of growth for China and the United States, China will have more billionaires in less than a decade. Continue reading A new Chinese billionaire emerges nearly every week

Martin O’Malley is the next Barack Obama

The concept of being a “frontrunner” at this stage well before the primaries is usually the type of joke that’s only popular because journalists and mainstream media publications like to get people riled up before it’s even necessary. At this point in 2007, Hillary Clinton was the frontrunner for the democrats and nobody was really considering Barack Obama. We all know how that turned out. Continue reading Martin O’Malley is the next Barack Obama

Hamas cruelty highlights the blurred lines in Middle East conflict

Confusion and disarray normally favors the weaker side of a conflict. It’s during this chaos that moves can be made that go contrary to acceptable rules of war. In the case of last year’s Gaza war, rekindled partially today, Amnesty International has laid some gruesome accusations against the Hamas governing faction in the region. Continue reading Hamas cruelty highlights the blurred lines in Middle East conflict

Direct potable reuse may become a thing in California

There are certain things that we’re willing to eat that don’t seem to bother us. Dead flesh. Chemically manipulated soft drinks with unhealthy sugars. Genetically modified food products that don’t always resemble food products when seen raw. All of these things are part of how Americans eat, but there’s a line that has never had to be crossed. Now it might be time to cross that line. Continue reading Direct potable reuse may become a thing in California

Staying Under the Radar: Vehicles that make Great Stealth Rides

Watching movies and seeing the awesome high profile vehicles that are used by either the hero or the villain don’t give us a good view of what reality and perception are. We know high profile and high powered sports cars are more the target of attention from law enforcement where no one expects the driver of a family sedan or wagon to be on a stealth mission or able to drive at high rates of speed. Here are six vehicles that will fly under the radar and be less likely to draw attention for drivers who typically speed. Continue reading Staying Under the Radar: Vehicles that make Great Stealth Rides