Are we really going to be able to say that we lived in the age when autonomous, battlefield combat robots became a reality? Apparently. As reported by New Atlas, legendary Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, has announced that it will shortly bring such machines to life, quite literally. The director of Kalashnikov Group Communications, Sofiya Ivanova, said recently that the company “will unveil a range of products based on neural networks,” and that this will take place in the “imminent future.” As a matter of fact, “a fully automated combat module featuring this technology is planned to... Read more →


Although it is certainly fair to accuse China of representing the pot calling the kettle black in this case, it is still worth a mention that pop music mega-star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in the country because of his “bad behavior,” as the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture noted on its official web page. From the bureau’s website: “Justin Bieber is a young foreign singer who is talented at singing but also controversial. Therefore, it’s not appropriate to bring in artists who show bad behavior. However, in the process of growing up and improving his words and... Read more →


Wonder Woman has been deemed a problem for Tunisians. Or, more precisely, the Israeli star of the blockbuster film, Gal Gadot, has been deemed a problem. In fact, she is such a problem, apparently, that the film has been banned by a Tunisian court from being shown anywhere in the country, according to the Independent. The court weighed in following a complaint from the Al-Chaab nationalist party in Tunis. Al-Chaab had demanded the film be banned because of a Facebook post made by Gadot back in 2014. The post, which subsequently went viral, was a message of support for the... Read more →


Want a signed copy of former vice president Joe Biden’s latest book? Then you’d better plan on making a withdrawal from your retirement plan. As reported by The Washington Times, it seems that Biden, still one of the most recognizable figureheads of what is ostensibly the party of the people, is being decidedly un-egalitarian in the manner in which he dispenses signed copies of his latest book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, due out in November. The book centers on the death of Biden’s son Beau, as well as the process he went through in... Read more →


Over many years we have written hundreds of articles of countless ways to save money. A reader asked me the other day to give them a quick list of the fastest easiest ways to cut monthly expenses. I thought this would be a great idea for one of those 'list' articles that seems to be so popular online. Also, a simple way for people to sit down and have a list in front of them of what budget cuts are the easiest to make and will likely yield the most results. Consider this your list of 'low hanging fruit' to... Read more →


In a recent interview, Thomas D. Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), made it clear the era of Trump has ushered in a new era in immigration control, as well. As reported by the Washington Examiner, Homan, speaking from his office, said that “you can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they've had.” The director made particular mention of key numbers as proof of the Trump Effect: Illegal border crossings down 70 percent; arrests inside the U.S. up... Read more →


While few dispute the stock market is due – overdue – for a significant pullback, most agree that a presence in the stock market, over the long term, is a smart idea for those seeking to generate a sizable retirement account by the time they stop working altogether. Unfortunately, many young adults just don’t see it that way. A big reason for that has to do with the fact that many of their earliest adult memories of the markets are replete with recollections of great volatility and little in the way of positive performance…highlighted, of course, by the market meltdown... Read more →


Those rotten, white, heterosexual males are at it again. In addition to all of the other, egregious offenses they’ve committed, it seems that now they’re guilty of having their work cited too frequently in academia. An article over at The Christian Post highlights a piece appearing in the June edition of Gender, Place & Culture journal that makes the case against significant citations of white male scholars because said citations promote “white heteromasculinity.” The authors of the article, Professor Carrie Mott of Rutgers University and Professor Daniel Cockayne of Ontario, Canada’s University of Waterloo, write that “citational practices can be... Read more →


Despite what some would say was a mandate established in the last election to crack down on illegal immigration in the U.S., many states and cities have decided to enact policies further accommodative of undocumented immigrants. One of those is Maine. According to a report by the Bangor Daily News, undocumented students in Maine can now avail themselves of in-state tuition breaks amounting to an average of $12,000 per student. 19-year-old Fernando Martinez is a beneficiary of Maine’s financial benevolence toward illegal students. As these young people are still presently unable to apply for federal student aid, Martinez is thankful... Read more →


According to the results of a new study published in the medical journal Clinical Toxicology, more Americans are making dosage errors when self-administering drugs at home. These mistakes have resulted in hospital admissions in the tens of thousands, as well as over 400 deaths over the previous 13 years. Perhaps even more significantly, the problem is expected to get worse as greater numbers of Americans are diagnosed with diseases that require chronic management through medications, like heart disease and diabetes, according to a write-up on the study in The Washington Times. The researchers analyzed over 67,000 cases from the U.S.... Read more →


The side hustle era is fully upon us, largely thanks to the Internet, where it’s much easier for people to earn extra money by engaging in more entrepreneurial sorts of endeavors that have little in common with traditional, part-time jobs. As reported by CNN Money, there’s a new study from Bankrate that reveals over 44 million Americans now have some type of side hustle. Not only that, the money is real. As Bankrate’s Sarah Berger notes, “It isn’t spare change from a lemonade stand.” According to the data, 36 percent of those engaging in a side hustle earn at least... Read more →


And that’s with former first lady Michelle Obama as a presenter. Or, is it because former first lady Michelle Obama was a presenter? Anyway…the tough times for sports network-turned-leftist mouthpiece ESPN continue. It’s now old news that ESPN’s regular ratings have been tanking. While a variety of reasons have been cited for the tumble, many on the inside admit that the continued, overt embrace of progressive political stances by the network, as a whole, as well as by many individual commentators, has proven to be part of the problem. And the hits just keep on coming. ESPN’s popular, annual awards... Read more →


If it wasn’t for hyperbole, how would Democrats even be able to communicate in the era of a Trump presidency? And thank goodness this relic chose to weigh in with some pearls of wisdom. As reported by The Hill, this past Saturday, MSNBC dusted off talk show legend Phil Donahue for an appearance on that network’s AM Joy program with host Joy Reid. During his appearance, Donahue declared that the era of Trump has proved to be “the darkest political moment in American history.” OK, really? Beyond Donahue’s pronouncement about Trump’s dubious (as Phil sees it) place in American political... Read more →


OpenTheBooks.com Founder Adam Andrzejewski Joins Jim Paris Live. Topics discussed include the government making grants to organizations with millions of dollars in assets, the VA wasting millions on art, millions in government funding of the controversial Shakespeare In The Park that depicted the assassination of Donald Trump, and despite being broke Illinois has more than 60,000 government employees receiving salaries of greater than $100,000. Read more →


A great piece over at CNBC gets right to the heart of the matter concerning why most of us, despite our best intentions, will simply be unable to turn the corner in the effort to attain genuine success. There’s a lot to the article, but some of the best, and briefest, declarations about why so many will fail to make it have to do with the impediments associated with making poor lifestyle decisions. Article author Benjamin Hardy asks, “If your daily behaviors are consistently low quality, what do you expect your life's output to be?” “Your choices must become higher... Read more →