Bethesda Softworks today revealed a reimagined, action-adventure version of the classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein. Known officially as Wolfenstein: The New Order, the “what if?” title puts players in control of an American war hero named B.J. Blazkowicz in a world where the Nazis won World War II. …
Obama Wants Federal Workers To Pay More for Pensions, Many Smokers Won’t Be Charged Extra Under Obamacare, Background Check Didn’t Catch Sheriff’s…
The president’s proposed budget would
hike pension contributions by federal workers. Countdown to the
screams of betrayed disbelief in 3 … 2 … 1 …
The Post Office
won’t cancel Saturday delivery, after all. So your junk mail
should arrive on schedule.
The man who killed Sheriff Eugene Crum of Mingo County, West
passed a background check to the buy the gun he used, despite being
officially forbidden to buy firearms. Oh oh. Better pass
With its usual logic, the goverment
bleeds and browbeats us about smoking on the one hand, and then
makes smoking a preexisting condition under Obamacare,
for which insurers in many states are forbidden to charge higher
rates. Might as well light up; you’re paying for it,
Lithuanian authorities are
tracking construction and property sales via Google Maps in
order to catch tax evaders. Why didn’t the IRS— Never mind.
Perhaps a bit fatigued from the nostalgia-laden overseas
adventure, France has
begun pulling its troops from Mali.
The state of Washington is
suing a florist who refused to provide arrangements for a same-sex
wedding, because … a right is no good if you can’t turn it
into a compulsion?
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