South Carolina, in a bid to expand its generation of nuclear power in recent years, dropped $9 billion on a single project — and has nothing to show for it.
The boondoggle, which was covered widely in the Palmetto State press but got little attention nationally, sheds light on just how much money is genuinely available for an industrial-level energy transformation, if only the political will were there.
Meanwhile, a $28 billion nuclear project in Georgia is headed for a similar fate.
When governments become so bad, they bleed money on fake projects. This is not government, but more like a corrupt/cartel at work.
Predictions that autonomous cars powered by artificial intelligence will create a safer, more harmonious world may be off base: That’s because the new thinking technology will respond to different incentives than humans, and that won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes.
Working on tips from locals, archaeologists announced the discovery of an ancient canal cut through the sandy soil of the Fort Morgan peninsula 1,400 years ago.
The canal, dug in 600 A.D., once ran south from Oyster Bay to the northern shore of Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores. It would have served as a sort of prehistoric super highway, facilitating travel by dugout canoe from Mobile Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
Amid calls from local officials to remove the existing concertina wire attached to the border fence, U.S. Army troops on Saturday installed new rows of wire on the fence near downtown ports of entry and in residential neighborhoods of Nogales, giving the barrier top-to-bottom coverage in some areas.
“I don’t know what to say, I don’t think it’s good,” said José Corralez, a 54-year-old taxi driver from Nogales. “It looks ugly.”
The installation of the wire began downtown on Election Day 2018, and in recent weeks, military personnel have installed additional coils on remote sections of the fence, including south of Kino Springs, east of city limits. On Saturday, they added up to four new rows of concertina wire to the two rows that were hung on the 25-foot-tall bollard fence in November.
the DOJ has reportedly opened an investigation into the conduct of DOJ attorneys in the case, and whether they committed "professional misconduct" in their working relationship with Epstein's attorneys. The probe was opened in response to a request lodged by Sen. Ben Sasse, a a Nebraska Republican and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who raised questions about the case after reading the Herald's stories about how Acosta and other DOJ attorneys worked with defense attorneys to cut a lenient plea deal for Epstein back in 2008...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., invited Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to be one of her guests at the State of the Union address.
Wen’s seat was not cheap. Affiliates of her organization spent millions to support Pelosi’s quest for the majority in the House of Representatives and the ultimately unsuccessful efforts by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to retake the Senate.
In total, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes — the arms of the Planned Parenthood Network allowed to engage in electoral politics under tax regulations — spent almost $6.5 million in outside spending supporting the election of Democrats to both houses of Congress in the 2018 midterm and special elections, according to FEC records compiled by OpenSecrets.
Documents obtained by Motherboard using public information requests verify previously unconfirmed police department contracts with predictive policing company PredPol.
[...] PredPol claims to use an algorithm to predict crime in specific 500-foot by 500-foot sections of a city, so that police can patrol or surveil specific areas more heavily.
Previous reports state that California cities Los Angeles, Elgin, Oakland, Richmond, and Milpitas—which collectively have a population of more than 4.72 million — all used PredPol’s software at one point.
PredPol slide presentations included in the documents also claim that the company had “current and near term deployments” all over the country.
Ajo Border Patrol Station agents patrolling near the border discovered four individuals who entered the country illegally. All were transported to the Ajo Station for processing when agents discovered Jose Geovani Flores’ criminal record in the United States.
Flores, a Honduran national, was convicted in Travis County, Texas in 2011 for sexual assault and was sentenced to two years confinement.
Flores will remain in federal custody to face felony immigration charges in Arizona for his illegal reentry.