Month: February 2019

'I don't believe he knew about it.' Trump defends Kim Jong Un on Otto Warmbier's death

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not hold Kim Jong Un responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student who died after being imprisoned in North Korea.  In 2016, Warmbier, then 21 years old, was arrested and accused of committing a “hostile act” […]

Rare grassland pastures resembling ‘what the Prairies used to look like’ declared important bird area

An exceedingly rare kind of grassland in Manitoba and Saskatchewan — and the endangered birds and plants that call it home — are getting a little symbolic protection. Nature Manitoba, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Saskatchewan designated the Ellice-Archie and Spy Hill community pastures as important […]

Modern Monetary Theory offers a baffling rationale for unlimited government spending: Don Pittis

In both physics and monetary policy, common sense is not always a perfect guide. The idea that time passes at different rates depending on your velocity, as Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity tells us, is hard to grasp intuitively. That light emitted from the front of an accelerating object still […]