DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Archive for the 'News You Can Use.' Category

Doing Facial Yoga Can Apparently Make One Look Two Years Younger

4th January 2018

Read it.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

I’m not sure I see the significance of two years. But hey. I quit worrying about my looks a long time ago.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Democrats: How Can I Help My Wealthy Constituents Keep Their Tax Breaks?

4th January 2018

Read it.

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caps the federal deduction for state and local taxes (the SALT deduction) at $10,000. That’s bad news for people who pay a significant amount in such taxes and relied on the SALT deduction to reduce their federal-tax liability. In other words, it’s bad news for rich people who live in blue states. As Jared Walczak, a senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation, has shown, more than 88 percent of the SALT deduction’s benefit flows to those who earn more than $100,000 in income, and the deduction itself is a boon to states with bigger governments.

The charitable observer might expect Democratic politicians to find solace in this provision of the TCJA. After all, it removes a major tax break for the rich. According to Ben Casselman’s report in the New York Times, however, state Democrats are mulling ways to rewrite their state-tax codes so that those wealthy residents can avoid paying more in taxes.

Democrats don’t really hate the rich — that’s just a political charade intended to fool the weak-minded (many of whom vote Democrat — who knew?).

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Transform Your Handwritingo Calligraphy Into a Font

4th January 2018

Check it out.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do….

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

You Can Now Buy a Beer Made for Drinking in the Shower

4th January 2018

Read it.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Donald Trump’s Hair Secrets Revealed in New Book, Based on Ivanka’s Descriptions

3rd January 2018

Read it.

Trump ought to shave his head and grow a chin-beard. All the leftist heads would explode and it would ruin proglodyte fashion for decades.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

More Businesses Raise Wages, Give Bonuses in Wake of Tax Cuts

3rd January 2018

Read it.

Funny how that works. But don’t forget that the tax reform bill was totally about helping the rich and harming the poor, women and minorities hardest hit, etc. etc.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Syrian Rebels Are Fighting Assad With a Trebuchet That Launches Flaming Projectiles [VIDEO]

3rd January 2018

Read it.

Sometimes the old ways are best.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Six Volcanoes to Watch in 2018

3rd January 2018

Read it.

Not that you can do a whole lot about it….

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

How to Survive a Fall Through the Ice

3rd January 2018

Read it.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

January 3rd Is National Fruitcake Toss Day

3rd January 2018

Read it.

I bet you didn’t know that.

Posted in News You Can Use. | 1 Comment »

Mysterious Signs Pop Up All Over California Welcoming ‘Felons, Illegals, MS-13’ to Sanctuary State

2nd January 2018

Read it.

I suspect that Trump’s election has emboldened a number of very subversive people.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Chocolate Is on Track to Go Extinct in 40 Years

1st January 2018

Read it.

Women and minorities hardest hit, etc.

Posted in News You Can Use. | 1 Comment »

People Walked Differently in Medieval Times

30th December 2017

Read it.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that.

The medieval step was much more toe-focused. Instead of hitting the ground with the heel, medieval European strollers stuck out their feet like ballerinas, touching the ball of the foot down on the ground first before putting their full weight down. This lighter step takes more muscle effort—Warzecha says he’s developed killer calf muscles after doing it for six months—but allows you to feel any potential obstacles before you put your whole body weight on top of them, lessening the chances that you’ll injure yourself on a rock or a piece of wood or even a hidden snake. If you touch your toe to the ground first, you can always lift your leg back up and avoid stepping down harder on that sharp rock/snake, but if you hit the ground with your heel first, it’s harder to jump back.

Walking in high heels has much the same effect.

Down side: It makes you walk like a Gungan.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

The Case of the Big White Truck

30th December 2017

Read it.

His interest having been piqued by CNN’s intense coverage of the big white truck obscuring President Trump’s golf outing at Mar-A-Lago earlier this week, Mike Magnoli of the CBS News West Palm Beach affiliate turned his investigative skills to the case. He tracked down the truck. He found that the vehicle belonged to the sheriff’s department. He determined, however, contrary to the heavy breathing at CNN, that the truck was not intended to block reporters’ views of Trump golfing.

Thank God! The First Amendment is safe!

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Us Weather Latest: Sharks Freeze to Death Amid Extremely Low Temperatures

29th December 2017

Read it.

Along the New England coast, the cold appeared to be at least partially the culprit in the deaths of three thresher sharks found washed up on the shores of Wellfleet and Orleans on Cape Cod over the past several days, according to scientists.

We don’t hear about the sharks until paragraph 18.

Skomal hypothesised that the sharks, which are usually about 12 feet long, had begun to make their way south as northerly waters cooled, but got trapped by Cape Cod, as have wayward dolphins before them, and pushed up onto the beach, where the cold may have hastened their death.

Three paragraphs about sharks in the entire article.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Bookbinding: A Tutorial

29th December 2017

Read it.

A convenient web site for those who want to bind their own books.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

29th December 2017

Read it.

Thanks in part to crowdsourced computers and smartphones belonging to over a million volunteers, the scientists have figured out how to choose the building blocks required to create a protein that will take on the shape they want.

In a series of papers published this year, Dr. Baker and his colleagues unveiled the results of this work. They have produced thousands of different kinds of proteins, which assume the shape the scientists had predicted. Often those proteins are profoundly different from any found in nature.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Healthier Bacon Created Without ‘Cancer-Causing’ Ingredients to Hit Supermarket Shelves

29th December 2017

Read it.

Food scientists have successfully created a new type of bacon which has a reduced cancer risk.

In collaboration with Spanish chemists, British food manufacturers Finnebrogue claim to have produced the world’s first bacon that doesn’t include nitrites from vegetables or curing agents

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Earth Might Go Through a Mini Ice Age During the Next Decades (Study)

29th December 2017

Read it.

At the moment, the main worry of the environmentalists is the constantly increasing temperatures. However, a team of researchers from Northumbria University discovered that a wave of coldness might soon hit our planet. This means it’s possible that Earth might pass through a mini ice age period, when main rivers could get frozen.

But there’s a consensus!

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

Pig Kills Border Agent and Two Others in Texas

28th December 2017

Read it.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

People Are Taking Ubers to Avoid Ambulance Fees

26th December 2017

Read it.

Using an ambulance to travel to the hospital in an emergency can cost upwards of $1,000 USD. Now research demonstrates that a significant number of people are instead choosing Uber to perform the same service.

The paper – currently being peer reviewed – examines the effect on ambulance usage as Uber was introduced to 766 cities across 43 states. According its findings, even the most conservative estimate shows a seven percent reduction in people traveling via ambulance where the service is available.

Posted in News You Can Use. | No Comments »

First White Farmer Gets Land Back Under Zimbabwe’s New Leader

22nd December 2017

Watch it.

Notice that all those people hugging him are black.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on First White Farmer Gets Land Back Under Zimbabwe’s New Leader

More Armageddon Updates

22nd December 2017

Read it.

In keeping with yesterday’s grim and spirit-breaking news, here’s another look at how “Armageddon,” as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it, is sweeping the country.

More companies sharing the tax-cut wealth with their employees. Oh, the horror!

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on More Armageddon Updates

5 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Someone: Backed by Research

22nd December 2017

Read it.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on 5 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Someone: Backed by Research

Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes

22nd December 2017

Read it.

America is facing a crisis over its crumbling water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task.

Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked in a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water and sewer pipes over the next decade.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes

Trump Declares Victory on Tax Reform

20th December 2017

Read it.

But you have to remember that Trump has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING during his first year in office.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Trump Declares Victory on Tax Reform

Harry Connolly: The Twisted Path

20th December 2017

Harry Connolly, author of the Twenty Palaces novels, has a new novella out for purchase as an e-book.

Read his announcement.

I cannot recommend his work too highly (he is one of my Recommended Writers, see there on the right). The Twenty Palaces novels (and novellas) are the most creative and interesting approach to what is usually called Urban Fantasy that I’ve ever seen. My requirements for a good story are ‘interesting characters doing interesting things’, and Connolly’s stuff always delivers.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Harry Connolly: The Twisted Path

Inside the Peruvian Cooking Class That Masters Inca Potato Baking

19th December 2017

Read it.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Inside the Peruvian Cooking Class That Masters Inca Potato Baking

Dalai Lama App

18th December 2017

Read it.

I am not making this up.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Dalai Lama App

China Sentences 10 People to Death in Sports Stadium as Thousands Watched

18th December 2017

Read it.

Lest they forget that this is a Communist regime.

Or maybe they’re engaged in some sort of one-upmanship competition with North Korea. Hard to say.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on China Sentences 10 People to Death in Sports Stadium as Thousands Watched

Mammoth Fossils Discovered Under Los Angeles Subway by Construction Workers

18th December 2017

Read it.

Most of them voted Democrat in the last Presidential election.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Mammoth Fossils Discovered Under Los Angeles Subway by Construction Workers

Chef Mario Batali Slammed for Including Recipe in Sexual Misconduct Apology

18th December 2017

Read it.

Hey — chefs gotta do what chefs gotta do.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Chef Mario Batali Slammed for Including Recipe in Sexual Misconduct Apology

‘World’s Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Ship’ Will Have Retractable Solar Sails

18th December 2017

Read it.

This is one seriously weird-looking ship.

Peace Boat has been working since 1983 to spread a culture of peace through education programs carried out primarily on its chartered vessel. Its new cruise ship—the Ecoship—is slated to launch in 2020, in time for the Tokyo Olympics, and better embody the organization’s commitment to sustainable travel.

That explains a lot.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on ‘World’s Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Ship’ Will Have Retractable Solar Sails

Science Proves Santa’s Reindeer Are Actually All Female

14th December 2017

Read it.

As Christmas quickly approaches and our ears fill with the sounds of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” it is impossible to ignore the festive spirit surrounding the year-end.

And one Twitter user, Cat Reynolds, has given us even more reason to celebrate.

She posted that all of Santa’s reindeer – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph – are female, an observation that immediately went viral.

According to experts, Reynolds’ tweet is likely accurate – because male reindeer shed their antlers at the end of the mating season in early December, while females sport their thinner antlers throughout the winter.

Well. There it is. Cue proglodyte calls on Santa Claus to resign in disgrace.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Science Proves Santa’s Reindeer Are Actually All Female

Laser-Boron Fusion Now ‘Leading Contender’ for Energy

14th December 2017

Read it.

Dramatic advances in powerful, high-intensity lasers are making it viable for scientists to pursue what was once thought impossible: creating fusion energy based on hydrogen-boron reactions. And an Australian physicist is in the lead, armed with a patented design and working with international collaborators on the remaining scientific challenges.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Laser-Boron Fusion Now ‘Leading Contender’ for Energy

Trump Administration to Open Oil & Gas Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

13th December 2017

Read it.

Apparently, after his ‘humiliating’ defeat in Alabama (where he wasn’t on the ticket), Trump has decided to put another nail in the coffin of the Obama Legacy.

That sure looks like winning to me.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Trump Administration to Open Oil & Gas Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

Jones Wins: Al Franken Hardest Hit

13th December 2017

Steven Hayward totes it up.

I might as well get into the “hot take” game. Democrats and their media echo chamber will openly celebrate Doug Jones’s narrow win in Alabama, but inside I’ll bet they are actually disappointed. There is little chance they can hold this seat in 2020 (unless Republicans nominate Roy Moore again). Meanwhile, Jones deprives them of their favorite talking point that Republicans are all drooling knuckle-dragging morons. Worse, it means Al Franken will likely have to go through with his resignation after all. I’d bet money that a polygraph examination would reveal that Franken was secretly hoping for a Moore victory. It was his only chance of hanging on.

Posted in News You Can Use. | 1 Comment »

Night Bus With Beds for Late Night Revelers Could Soon Take You Home

12th December 2017

Read it.

We have the technology.

I’d want to see this thing go under an overpass safely first.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Night Bus With Beds for Late Night Revelers Could Soon Take You Home

This Human-Sized Penguin Isn’t Vven the Largest Ancient Penguin We Know About

12th December 2017

Read it.

The largest was, of course, Sister Mary Elephant.

They would, however, make a great Disney movie.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on This Human-Sized Penguin Isn’t Vven the Largest Ancient Penguin We Know About

Nanoparticles Could Detect Tiny Tumours Months Earlier Than an MRI Scan, Study Finds

12th December 2017

Read it.

We have the technology … Real Soon Now.

(Sorry, but Tiny Tumors sounds like a kid’s book written by a feminist.)

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Nanoparticles Could Detect Tiny Tumours Months Earlier Than an MRI Scan, Study Finds

In the Middle Ages, the Upper Class Went Nuts for Almond Milk

12th December 2017

Read it.

Things haven’t changed a whole lot.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on In the Middle Ages, the Upper Class Went Nuts for Almond Milk

The Irish DNA Atlas: Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History Within Ireland

11th December 2017

Read it.

Located off the North-Western seaboard of Europe, Ireland’s geographic situation is conducive to genetic homogeneity and isolation. Indeed, several traits are found to be at high frequencies within the Irish, compared to the mainland European populations, including; cystic fibrosis, lactase persistence, coeliac disease, galactosaemia, and multiple sclerosis. Studies of ancient Irish genomes suggest that the modern Irish genetic landscape was established about 3,500 years ago in the Irish Bronze Age. There have since been a number of significant historical migrations into Ireland; the Norse Vikings in the late first millennium, the Norman invasion of the 12th century, and the Plantations of the 16th and 17th centuries. The impact of these migrations on the modern Irish genome is largely unknown. 

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on The Irish DNA Atlas: Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History Within Ireland

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Reportedly in Talks to Join Lithuanian Basketball Team

11th December 2017

Read it.

Where they will add much-needed diversity, I have no doubt.

How much extra would they charge to take their dad with them?

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Reportedly in Talks to Join Lithuanian Basketball Team

Fewer Blacks, Hispanics Go Jobless Under Trump

11th December 2017

Read it.

More black and Hispanic Americans are getting jobs on President Donald Trump’s watch, the latest employment numbers show, although critics accuse him of ignoring such minority populations.

But of course you have to remember that Trump has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING during his first term.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Fewer Blacks, Hispanics Go Jobless Under Trump

American Express, Mastercard and Discover to Eliminate Signature Requirement for Purchases in April 2018

11th December 2017

Read it.

American Express today announced plans to eliminate signature requirements when customers make credit or debit card purchases, joining both Mastercard and Discover.

All three companies plan to stop asking customers to provide a signature when making a purchase in the United States and Canada starting in April of 2018. The change is designed to allow for a more consistent, streamlined, and speedy checkout experience for both merchants and cardholders.

This will save everybody a lot of time.

 

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on American Express, Mastercard and Discover to Eliminate Signature Requirement for Purchases in April 2018

St Albans Cathedral Finds Lost Abbot

11th December 2017

Read it.

Archaeologists from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT) working at St Albans Cathedral have discovered the grave of John of Wheathampstead, a former Abbot of national and international renown, who died in 1465, and whose burial site had remained a mystery up until now.

I guess they didn’t have milk cartons back then.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on St Albans Cathedral Finds Lost Abbot

Everything You Need To Know About Beef Cuts In One Chart

10th December 2017

Read it.

Don’t ever say we don’t have useful stuff here.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Everything You Need To Know About Beef Cuts In One Chart

China Cutting Tariffs Just Weeks After Trump’s Asia Trip

8th December 2017

Read it.

Just so long as you remember that Trump has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in his first year in office.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on China Cutting Tariffs Just Weeks After Trump’s Asia Trip

Rent This Very Authentic-Looking Hobbit House

8th December 2017

Read it.

A better attempt than many I’ve seen.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Rent This Very Authentic-Looking Hobbit House

Dairy Farmer Crushed to Death by His Own Cattle

8th December 2017

Read it.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Dairy Farmer Crushed to Death by His Own Cattle