The statistic you hear most: Guns kill 1,300 US children per year
The statistics you don’t hear
- Average of 18,500 children die each year from poisoning. Read HERE
- 3,500 kids 14 years and younger die by drowning each year. Read HERE
What are YOU doing to protect your child from getting to your meds or other poisons? What are YOU doing to make sure your child is drown proof?
“Of all the products we make and the services we provide, there’s one that stands out as an exception. One activity in which excellence doesn’t spawn countless imitators or spread on a massive scale: schooling. Educational quality has been stuck in the era of disco and leisure suits for 40 years, while the rest of the world has passed it by.”
Andrew Coulson, Cato Institute
Read the full article by John Stossel on Coulson’s PBS series HERE
High up on the summit of Carlton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, stands the country’s National Monument. But far from being the source of national pride, the fallacious project has been a national embarrassment, a disgrace, a folly.
The monument was supposed to be a national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. If completed, it would have resembled the iconic Parthenon of Athens. Instead, all the Scottish could muster was to erect twelve pillars. The city quickly lost interest and refused to contribute funds for the completion of the monument, and the structure remained incomplete for two hundred years.
More information and pictures HERE
Roy Lichtenstein Two Nudes 1994
Did you know that the odds of winning the lottery are better than the odds I will jog?
The city of Seattle is in the news because of a recent hike in its minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour, and because of a study by the University of Washington which concludes that it has hurt the very workers it was intended to help. The numbers appear to show that the increase has led both to the laying off of low skilled employees, and the cutting of hours for lower skilled employees . In their place higher skilled workers have been hired for slightly more than the minimum wage, because they offer greater productivity for the dollar.
The higher the increase, the more potential there naturally is for adverse effects. Now lower minimum wage increases have been studied in the past, and as many readers of this blog will know, I have always had a problem with the premise of these types of studies. The idea that job loss from any kind of minimum wage increase should manifest itself as an immediate symphony of firings is baseless. What you do when you raise the minimum wage is introduce an additional burden or cost that the business must bear from that point on. The problem does not necessarily arise the moment the hike occurs, the problem arises at some later date when the business inevitably encounters financial challenges due to other factors, and the higher wage costs lead things to the breaking point. This will necessarily be at different times for different businesses.
The exact effects of a minimum wage increase are naturally ellusive, and therefore Progressives convince themselves that they can wish away the basic laws of economics: that to increase the cost of a thing is to decrease the demand for it. But we all understand (both Liberals and Conservatives alike) that there is a height to which the minimum wage can be raised that will in fact result in that immediate symphony of job losses. The question is, has this University study in question shown that this has been reached in Seattle at 15 dollars an hour?
Nice read found HERE
It’s interesting to speculate about why solutions that would have actually worked – which did work – seem to always just kind of . . . go away.
Not the fabled 100 MPG carburetor. That probably never existed.
But how about cars powered by compressed natural gas (CNG)?
They did exist. And – much more interesting – they worked.
Several car companies – including GM and Ford – offered them, briefly, back in the late 1990s. Including CNG-powered versions of their full-size sedans (the Impala and Crown Victoria, respectively) with room for six and a V8 engine under the hood.
Do go and read the rest at this SOURCE