Paul Rosenberg – Imagine that some combination of circumstances end with you walking into a so-so bar, then accidentally causing some gigantic brute to spill his drink. Imagine also that this brute just learned that his girlfriend moved out, taking his bank account with her.
The brute, towering over you, clenches his fists and start spewing horrifying threats. Your knees go weak, you can barely think or move… you try to back up but do it so clumsily that you’re grasping the edge of the bar to prevent yourself from falling.
Alexandra Bruce – In 1971, US researchers sought to create a perfect surveillance system that wouldn’t inhibit people’s behavior. They predicted that the widespread adoption of debit cards would eventually become that surveillance system and they were right.
The surveillance capability introduced by debit cards diminishes the anonymity of cash payments, making it easier for the government to collect taxes and eliminate black markets that heavily rely on cash precisely for its untraceability.
The Horn News – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was blindsided by a new video from right in her own political backyard on Monday.
The liberal lawmaker is up for reelection in 2020 — and she won’t be able to coast to victory come November. Deeply unpopular among the average American voter, the end of her political career could be closer than anyone guessed.
Sean Adl-Tabatabai – Following a report in the New York Times detailing new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, evidence has emerged that the latest accuser, lawyer Max Stier, used to work for the Clintons.
On Saturday, The Times ran a story pushing dubious allegations that Kavanaugh’s genitals were thrust into a woman’s hand while he was drunk at a college party.
The allegation has not been corroborated, and friends of the alleged victim deny having any recollection of the event.
Vegan diets are a bit of a touchy topic despite the fact that they’re getting more and more popular by the day. Vegan memes and jokes aside, everyone learned that the human body needs a balanced diet to stay healthy so there’s a bit of a misconception over vegan diets offering sufficient nutrition.
While it’s true that humans are by nature omnivores, let’s not forget that food technology has allowed us to optimize our nutrition intake as well and that’s how vegan diets can actually be healthy. The reason why many vegans are actually malnourished isn’t because of the diet itself, it’s because they are being a little lazy about what they’re eating.
Essentially, when you go vegan, you stop eating all animal products which means that meat, eggs, and milk are off of your menu. We rely on animal products for our protein intake and some essential fatty acids among other minerals. When you stop eating these products, you’re going to have to replace the nutrition they give you with plant-based alternatives.