Thursday nightCap

Micro robots… the implications are mind boggling

Daily Trivia

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US eggs would be illegal in a British supermarket because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in US markets because they’re unwashed. (source)   Read more »

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“Reality” TV… it’s (add break) terrible

I guessed half of it

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USD5.8 Mil for two pistols?

Whaleoil Backchat

Welcome to the daily Whaleoil Backchat – posted at 6:30 pm every day.

This post is like an end-of-day General Debate post.

Can your cat do this, Lesley?

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Still no Global Warming, for 17 years now

Global Warming is still missing in action.

The warmists of course have labelled this a “pause” but the fact remains that there has been no warming for more than 17 years now.

Recent satellite data shows that there has been no global warming for more than 17 years

Climate Depot reported:

According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for March 2014 is just in, the global warming trend in the 17 years 8 months since August 1996 is zero. The 212 months without global warming represents just over half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979.

Author and columnist Mark Steyn was on “Hannity” to discuss the data. He said that none of the climate models or “scare mongering” predicted these results.    Read more »

Welfare reforms in UK encouraging entrepreurial spirit

Good news out of the UK as welfare reforms appear to be working well.

Benefit cuts are pushing more people into self-employment and helping to create a new generation of entrepreneurs, the Bank of England has suggested

The Bank announced that one of the most “striking” features of the economic recovery has been the record 4.5 million Britons who are now self-employed.

According to official figures, the number of self-employed workers has risen by more than 600,000 since 2010, accounting for more than a third of the 1.5 million new jobs created since then.

The Bank said the trend was partly down to government welfare reforms, such as the £26,000 benefits cap, pushing people back into work. Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, claimed that the figures were evidence that the Coalition was reviving Britain’s “entrepreneurial spirit”.

He told The Telegraph: “Every one of our welfare reforms has been about getting Britain working, so it’s encouraging to see the Bank of England explicitly linking our reforms with the strength of the UK labour market.    Read more »