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Carly Fiorina rejects suspending VP campaign

When Sen. Ted Cruz selected Carly Fiorina as his running mate, there were hopes that the choice of a failed female corporate executive, with no experience in public office, would fire up the Cruz crusade and gain enough fringe-belief delegates … Continue reading

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Larry David to stay in campaign until convention

After months of exposure in the Democratic Presidential primary race, comedian Larry David re-iterated his intention to continue his impersonation of Democrat (sort of..) Bernie Sanders. Despite Sanders’ win in the May 3rd Indiana primary election, there doesn’t appear to … Continue reading

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Trump VP Pick is a Familiar Face

After weeks of discussion within the Trump Camp, sources close to Mr. Trump have leaked details of the search for a vice-presidential running mate. Sarah Palin, though an early backer of Mr. Trump, requested she not be considered so she … Continue reading

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Trump Declares War on ISIS

Two weeks ago, a source close to the Trump campaign revealed, off-the-record, that Trump was considering taking unilateral military action in Syria and Iraq. On Friday, Trump took the plan public, and spoke with a small group of veterans in … Continue reading

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Private Prisons May Profit

Despite recent state and federal legislation to reduce criminal penalties and free many non-violent prisoners, it appears that the private prison industry, including industry leaders ¬†GEO Group and the Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest private jailers, will continue … Continue reading

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Skymall crashes to earth…

Flying on commercial airlines has gotten just a little more boring. No, I don’t mean “on-time” or “here are your bags” boring. I’m talking about what’s in the seat pocket. It looks like we’ll have to add the Skymall catalogue … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Scanner is (still?) FREE!

Whether you live in the big city or out yonder, you know that police, sheriff’s deputies, fire departments, and emergency medical personnel are on the job. The link below allows you to listen to the radio traffic among these agencies. … Continue reading

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U.S. Dept. of Defense hit by ISIS hackers

After the hacking debacle at Sony, how bad can it get? Well, here’s the latest hacking news. This time it’s the U.S. military Central Command websites hacked by ISIS. A Centcom spokesman confirmed their computer accounts were compromised by ISIS. … Continue reading

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Laugh it off!

When I created HalfAlert, I had two goals. They are: 1. To help people cope with the intensity of 21st Century Life with laughter. 2. Provide tools for getting to the truth of a matter using math, science, and history. … Continue reading

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Toolkit for Quantitative De-bunkers

Here are some valuable tools (via the Web) for critical thinking. Money Suppose you want to compare the value of something today (2014) with the same item 50 years ago (1964). Example: A basic 21 in. color TV was $400-500 … Continue reading

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