Most Recent Columns

Noogles and Googley: the Google Culture

Google’s made it to the news a lot lately, what with its shares topping $700, their green environmental policies and the Gphone. But what about behind the scenes? Who are the people that make up the world’s largest underdog?

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Does the IAEA Have the Authority and Capacity to Investigate Nuclear Non-Compliance?

On October 28, 2007 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General (DG), Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, criticized the Israeli attack on a suspected Syrian nuclear site and said, “If countries have information that the country is working on a nuclear-related program, they should come to us.”  He then went on to argue that the Vienna-based Agency “had the authority and capacity to investigate any such information.”  In view of past performance, the claim of “authority and capacity” bears review.

By INSS Ephraim Asculai- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Web police needed!

There’s no two ways about it, ‘The internet is a powerful phenomenon”, attracting more and more viewers everyday.Whether searching for the latest news or aimlessly surfing stories of interest, the web never fails to provide.

By Guest Column Frank Fourchalk- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

The Death of a Batman?

Sometimes, there is a bit of news, seems not to have been publicized as much as you would think. This story is based upon one such tidbit. Rich Johnston from Comic Book Resources in his Lying in the Gutters column has revealed to the world—in what I think is the only location so far—that Bruce Wayne is to be killed off next year by DC comics.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Why Are Journalists So Gullible?

Why do they buy the nonsense about alleged greenhouse gases causing dangerous global warming? The claim about the power of greenhouse gases sounds like magic and the evidence for “global warming” is of little value.

By Guest Column ReasonMcLucus- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Is Praying for “A Rainy Night In Georgia” Dumb?


Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is among those desperately searching for a solution to the drought conditions that continue to plague his state and most of the southeast. Now the governor is asking Georgians to join him in praying to the Almighty for a rainy night, or preferably scores of rainy nights, to end the crisis.

By John Lillpop - Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Toronto council comprised of petulant children

In case anyone’s wondering why the City of Toronto’s finances are in such abject disarray, it’s because City Council is largely comprised of petulant, vindictive kids.

By Klaus Rohrich - Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Mazda MX-5 Tops Its Own Act!

Mazda’s little bundle of joy was reborn about a year ago, moving beyond the loveable and classic Miata with a new look, new power, and a new, shorter name: just plain MX-5.

By Jim Bray - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Unauthorized Computer Access

Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese national and resident of Vienna, Va., pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Michigan to charges of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship, which she later used to gain employment at the FBI and CIA; accessing a federal computer system to unlawfully query information about her relatives and the terrorist organization Hizballah; and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Hysteria-driven Disease Spending Is Killing Us

Mass hysteria is a poor method for allocating medical research resources. Surely we all agree on that in principle. But when it concerns any given hysteria, principle flies out the window.

By Michael Fumento - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

What about the Poles?

The global warming alarmists are at it again, shrieking about “ice melt at the Poles.”

By Dennis Avery - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Bloggers Beware! The UN Internet Grab Continues… Right Now, In Rio

UN beachside conferencing goes way beyond plans for a December blowout on Bali, and the UN agenda goes way beyond taxing us in the name of controlling the weather. Live, right now, the UN is continuing its grab to control the internet, with a Nov. 12-15 conference in Rio de Janeiro

By Claudia Rosett - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Al Qaeda would welcome Internet takeover by UN

UN Control of the Internet
Even as UN delegates meet to take control of the Internet in yet another Rio de Janeiro beach conference Nov. 12-15, Mike Smith, new UN counter-terrorism chief is calling the Internet as it exists: a threat.

In other words, all signs are GO for the UNs’ long coveted takeover of the only thing still working, the Worldwide Internet.

If this sounds alarmist, remember that the world’s largest bureaucracy is already well on its way to take over Mother Earth’s seven seas with only petitions circulating on the Net offering faint hope that Congress will not ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Second Earth Swing-By for Rosetta

The European Space Agency’s comet chaser Rosetta is once again in the news. Earlier this year, on the 25th of February, the robotic spacecraft made its closest approach to Mars, to slow down its speed. The Rosetta mission is intended to target three separate asteroids.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Fifth Planet to Blame for Earth and Moon’s Battering

Just as early man would slowly discover the land “just over the mountain”, so has modern man furthered our knowledge of the Sol system. First we were at its center, then the church allowed us to orbit the sun—how gracious of them. We knew of 5 planets in the solar system along with our own, and then we knew 6, 7, and then 8. Pluto came last, closely followed by the now debunked Planet-X.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Yellowstone won’t erupt… yet

Whenever a scientist comes out and says “The bottom line is…” and warns off the likelihood of a cataclysmic event of some sort, you better believe there is a good story somewhere behind that dismissal.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

First stage of NEPTUNE Installation Completed

The world of scientific exploration is nothing short of fantastic and amazing. Each month we are confronted with new discoveries, and reports of scientists pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. NEPTUNE—the North-East Pacific Time-series Undersea Networked Experiments—is another of these amazing attempts to push human knowledge further. And, as of Wednesday the 7th of November, its first phase has been successfully installed.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Harper floats return of death penalty

Last month the Conservative government reversed a long standing policy of requesting clemency for Canadians who are sentenced to death in other countries. Public Safety Minister, Stockwell Day, announced that Canada would not be seeking clemency for Ronald Allen Smith, a 50-year-old Albertan who is scheduled to die by lethal injection in Montana. Smith was convicted in 1982 for the cold blooded killing of two young men in that state. According to the evidence, Smith said that he killed them just to see what it would be like.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story