11 More Things You Can’t Do While Black (or Brown)

The latest addition to the list of things you apparently can’t do while black is a doozy. On Monday, a white graduate student at Yale called campus police on a black classmate who was sleeping on a sofa in the common room of the building where both students lived—Lolade Siyonbola, a grad student in Yale’s African […]

A More Infuriating Way to Think About Your Tax Burden

A More Infuriating Way to Think About Your Tax Burden

When people talk about the burden of government programs that clearly don’t benefit all, most, or even necessarily very many of the taxpayers on the hook for them, you often see their costs calculated in per capita terms across the whole population. Put that way, they seem laughably tiny, not worth even thinking about. Public […]

Russia needs more offensive foreign policy to counter US – security council chief

Russia needs more offensive foreign policy to counter US – security council chief

With Washington dropping all pretense and turning ever more hostile and confrontational towards Russia, Moscow needs to make its foreign policy more offensive, the head of the Russian national security council believes. Over the past few years Washington has taken a number of steps and made policy changes that pose a threat to Russia, Nikolay […]

Packaging to be made more annoying|Humor

All packaging, though specifically the impenetrable plastic variety is to be made more f*cking annoying, the government has confirmed. In addition to enforcing triple the amount of cardboard for posted DVDs and police-grade ballistics testing on those bastard blister packs, included for the first time under the new legislation are tighter guidelines for tinned goods; […]

When It Comes to Taxes, the Government Always Wants More

The cable bill was the last straw, says Kristin Tate. “That’s the one that really made me mad.” Comcast included $ 36 in charges for mysterious things like “utility tax” and “government access fee.” That motivated her to research obscure taxes and put what she learned in a new book, How Do I Tax Thee? […]

CEO Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse

CEO Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met U.S. lawmakers individually on Monday and told Congress in written testimony that the social media network should have done more to prevent itself and its members’ data being misused. His conciliatory tone precedes two days of congressional hearings where Zuckerberg is set to answer questions […]

75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry

75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has given Nestle permission to extract 400 gallons (1,500 liters) of water per minute for its Stanwood bottling plant, in the face of a sustained protest campaign. “We cannot base our decisions on public opinion because our department is required to follow the rule of law when making determinations,” […]

F-35 Boondoggle: More Military Spending Is Not More Security

F-35 Boondoggle: More Military Spending Is Not More Security

The ongoing fiasco with the hugely cost over-run and under-performing F-35 demonstrates precisely why President Trump’s massive increase in military spending will not bring more security to the US. It is a “get rich” program for the political elite and the military-industrial complex. Ron Paul Liberty Report – Archives fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and […]

F-35 Boondoggle: More Military Spending Is Not More Security

F-35 Boondoggle: More Military Spending Is Not More Security

The ongoing fiasco with the hugely cost over-run and under-performing F-35 demonstrates precisely why President Trump’s massive increase in military spending will not bring more security to the US. It is a “get rich” program for the political elite and the military-industrial complex. Ron Paul Liberty Report – Archives fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and […]

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is gobbling up ever more plastic

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is gobbling up ever more plastic

Plastic, plastic everywherePaulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Le Page There’s even more plastic in the Pacific than we thought. At least 79,000 tonnes of plastic are floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. That’s four to sixteen times as much as was estimated by two studies in 2014. The Garbage Patch is […]

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