It blows my mind that people continue to spend money on admitted fixed and rigged lotteries around here in the good ol’ USA.
Want proof? And I quote from this Wikipedia page about the 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal:
On the night of April 24, 1980, more than six million viewers watched as 666 was pulled as the winning number. Nick Perry, the announcer, never drew the winning numbers; this was always done by a senior citizen volunteer, as the lottery benefits senior citizens in Pennsylvania. (Today, an official draws the numbers, and a senior citizen is on-camera to witness the draw.) Lottery authorities and local bookmakers became suspicious when they noticed that a large number of tickets were purchased for the eight possible combinations, and a handful of players came forward to claim approximately $1.8 million ($5.47 million today) of the then-record $3.5 million payout ($10.6 million today). At first, they had no actual evidence that the drawing was fixed.
If we can believe this number, the average American gambles away $116,000,000,000.00+ a year. Yet people complain they do not have any money left to survive in to live in this great country.
Why would people bet against rigged lotteries?
Here is a frightening finding of the Monday after daylight saving time:
There is a 24% increased risk of a heart attack.
And on Tuesday after daylight saving day ends, there is a 21% reduction in heart attacks.
According to this associated study:
No other weekdays in the weeks following DST changes demonstrated significant associations.
Daylight saving time is killing us all. That loss of one hour sleep is wreaking havoc on our biologies…
In fact, right after daylight saving time begins, there are (allegedly) more car accidents, more suicide attempts – even Federal judges hand out harsher sentences.
Of course, correlation does not equal causation. But these findings do not surprise me. Because according to my go-to guy on sleep (Matthew Walker), sleep is ENORMOUSLY underrated in all aspects of our lives.
Malthusians are quietly celebrating.
Global propagandists love to blame cow farts for global warming.
But the truth is agriculture has little to do with it.
One of the biggest greenhouse emission producers is the cement industry. This is admitted by their trade association in this tweet:
This article goes deep into the weeds about the cement industry’s CO2 problems and its role in global warming and climate change…
If these stats can be trusted:
In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty.
In 1990, 34.8%
And in 2015, just 9.6%.
Sometimes I wonder if the people who rule us behind the curtain are testing us.
They must laugh at how stupid we humans really are.
We eat plants drowned in poisons, drink chlorinated water that is highly toxic – and eat seafood that thrives on sewage.
Yes. Oysters eat our crap for nutrition. Our waste is their bounty… check out this story from CNN:
The Billion Oyster Project has worked since 2014 to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York City. The creatures are natural purifiers: A single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day. And their reefs can provide a habitat for other marine life and help protect New York’s shores against storm surge during rough weather.
Great. Use seafood to clean our streams and rivers. Count me in.
But then, people eat oysters and wonder why they often times get violently ill:
Norovirus is actually the most common cause of food-borne illness caused by the consumption of bivalve shellfish contaminated with human fecal matter. In fact, some recent research done in the United Kingdom found that almost 70 per cent of the raw oysters sold in the U.K. contain norovirus, although it is uncertain if all of the virus is actually infectious.
Oyster-associated norovirus outbreaks commonly result from contamination at the source in the growing waters. Oyster beds themselves can become contaminated due to land-based sewage outflow or sewage disposal from oyster harvesters.
Punchline: I do not eat oysters. Never have. Never will.