Category Archives: United States

The Interrobang Character “‽” Was Used in a Court Opinion

The interrobang character “‽” was used in a court opinion on June 13, 2012. The interrobang, also known as the interabang, is a nonstandard punctuation mark used in various written languages and intended to combine the functions of the question mark (also called the “interrogative point”) and the exclamation mark or exclamation point (known in… Read More »

The Great Democracy Scam of 2016

Some Great Quotes Rather than a democracy, we increasingly have an elective dictatorship. People are merely permitted to choose who will violate the laws and trample the Constitution. — James Bovard, in The Great Democracy Scam of 2016, September 29, 2016. Election results are often only a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions. — James… Read More »

John Adams: “There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties…”

There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties, each arranged under its Leader, and concerting Measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution. — John Adams, in letter to Jonathan Jackson,… Read More »

First Lawsuit of Its Kind Blames Marijuana for Murder

Reefer Madness (1936) The Burning Question (1936), alternate title for Reefer Madness It must be time to get out that old copy of Reefer Madness and watch it again. I’ve forgotten that marijuana has the ability to turn people into crazed killers. The family of a Denver woman whose husband killed her after eating marijuana-infused… Read More »

The Nintendo Glock and the Glocktendo

Precision Syndicate, LLC, a custom gun manufacturer in Odessa, Texas, modified a Glock to resemble the famous “Nintendo Zapper” gun that came with the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view of guns), it’s a one-off build and will not be produced for other people. They posted a couple of photos… Read More »

Sedan Crater

Project Plowshare and the Sedan Experiment Predictions Detonation Photographs Taking a Tour of the Sedan Crater References Links Sedan Crater is located at 37°10’36.5”N 116°02’47.0”W (37.176820, -116.046382) in Area 10 on the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site) near Mercury, Nye County, Nevada. It was added to the National Register of Historic… Read More »

Salton Sea Area

Updated April 5, 2016 Communities Bertram — 33°22′42″N 115°47′00″W; Geographic Names Information System (GNIS); Bombay Beach — 33°21′03″N 115°43′47″W; Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Calipatria — _____; Geographic Names Information System (NGIS) Coolidge Springs — _____; Geographic Names Information System (NGIS) Desert Shores (formerly Fish Springs) — 33°24′15″N 116°02′23″W; Geographic Names Information System (GNIS); Elmore… Read More »

The Coinage Act of 1792

The Coinage Act of 1792, also known as the Mint Act of 1792, was passed by the United States Congress on April 2, 1792. The Act established the United States Mint and regulated the coinage of the United States. The long title of the legislation is An act establishing a mint and regulating the Coins… Read More »