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500,000 California Kids Can't Go To School, So The State Goes After Energy Companies

Once again, 500,000 students couldn't go to school due to a teacher's strike. Teachers are government employees, at least 40 percent and over 50 percent (if you count colleges) of the state budget goes toward education, but a lot of that has nothing to do with teachers. Much of the $129 billion is everything except education, it is nebulous state programs...

Third MODE Workshop, Princeton July 24-26 2023

I am exploiting my column today to advertise a workshop that the collaboration I lead, MODE, is organizing at Princeton University this coming July. The workshop, the third of its series, aims to bring together physicists and computer scientists to join forces in the solution of complex optimization problems in experiment more

K-Nope: California To Ban Police Dogs

Assembly Bill 742 will limit the use of police dogs to search/rescue, drugs, and explosives detection, and ban their use in apprehension or crowd control. The reason is racism. Obviously dogs are not racist so Democrats who control the legislature, and the ACLU and NAACP groups behind the bill, think police dog trainers are racist -  dogs attack people...

80% Of Trans Adults Who Transitioned Report Being Happier

A new survey of 515 trans individuals found that 78 percent are happier since they transitioned from their biological sex. Transitioning means different things, though - only 16 percent report surgery, most changed their personal style or name while 38 percent had therapy. It's not all good news. Though they are happier now, in the past 41 percent have...

Activists And Academics Really Want To Know If You Bought A Gun

The anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety says someone is fatally shot or injured in a road rage incident every 16 hours.  Is that number real? Yes and no. The Gun Violence Archive they drew their claim from lumps criminals doing drive-by shootings and criminals being shot by police committing violent acts in with innocent victims. Even if it's only...

Democrats In California Now Want To Ban Skittles

The DC Universe may have a harder time defeating evil in "Shazam 3" because the secret weapon of "Shazam: Fury of the Gods" will get banned if Democrats succeed in their latest front in the Forever War Against Science.It is not just Skittles they are after, it is also Hot Tamales, pez, and others. The reason is because they contain more

Ivermectin Same As Placebo In Clinical Trial

If you buy TheraFlu or some other product and swear it helps, you may be right. The placebo effect is real and while OTC "remedies" and supplements can be sold with no proof needed, to be called actual medicine it can't simply work as poorly as a sugar pill.Yet about 30 percent of the time, people who take a placebo do feel better, the same way people...

WOTUS: Another Judge Has Blocked New Federal Efforts To Control Farms

Expanded federal involvement in agriculture using expanded definitions of "waters of the United States" to cover tiny streams and even small ponds has led to a majority of US states fighting in court against Washington, DC.U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown has granted an injunction against the Biden administration for Idaho and Texas.It makes...

WHO Fights Back Against The COVID-19 Lab Leak Hypothesis

The United Nations, which was basically last to acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic and even said allegations it originated in Wuhan were racist, has never stopped promoting every alternative to an accidental lab leak - and alleging any other discussion was more

SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Mean Need For A CD8+ T Cell Response Booster

A recent study found that vaccination with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine resulted in immune cell response considerably lower in people with prior SARS-CoV-2 infection than those without. The level of this key immune cell that targets the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, CD8+ T, was substantially lower in unvaccinated people with COVID-19...

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