It would seem that many Americans are cutting the cord. At least a little. News outlets recently reported that Netflix is “bleeding” subscribers in the USA. In the continued tension between privacy and security, tech companies are inventing new ways of verifying who you are. Amazon is offering customers ten bucks (store credit) to store their palm print. And… Read More The whole wired world
An interesting piece of news came to our attention last week, with the editor of a German newspaper apologizing to children for his publication’s coverage of the pandemic. Julian Reichelt, editor of Bild, said he was sorry for causing children to be fearful, telling them they would “murder their grandma” if they met with friends or family. The… Read More Steeling our kids
A two-year Congressional deal to suspend the USA’s debt limit expired last weekend, meaning the government can no longer borrow money to pay its debts. The Hill says there is little agreement across the political aisle on spending, with Republicans generally favoring spending cuts while Democrats favor removing the debt ceiling again. Bipartisan support for a plan will be… Read More Talking about money
Christian evangelist, Nick Vujicic, has set out to found a “pro life bank.” Vujicic says 90% of banks give philanthropically to pro-abortion organizations and is working to make an alternative. In other life news, Mississippi recently asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe vs Wade ruling, which made abortion legal all across America in 1973. If you… Read More Life savings
The value of Bitcoin surged after rumors circulated that Amazon was considering accepting purchases in the cryptocurrency. After Amazon said they weren’t planning such a change in the near future, Bitcoin dropped, but is expected to recover soon. A crypto expert has tweeted that the infrastructure bill being considered by Congress could “sink the American crypto industry.” It could… Read More Payin’ the bills
Two Olympic judo competitors, one from Algeria and one from Sudan, have been sent home from Tokyo, after refusing to fight an Israeli athlete. A Mongolian judo competitor has dedicated his silver medal to Israel. Saeid Mollaei, who defected from Iran, has previously trained with the Israeli national team. Almost 50 years after the event, the Olympic… Read More Nobody was kung-fu fighting
Although President Biden said only months ago that he would not mandate vaccines or masks at a national level, he has now ordered that federal workers must be vaccinated or submit to frequent testing. Postal workers are exempt from the order, which may be due to union opposition to mandatory vaccination. Many smaller power brokers are doing the… Read More Didn’t we do this already?