Sunday, June 19, 2016

Judge dismisses Texas lawsuit over resettlement of Syrian refugees

Source: The Guardian

US district court judge David Godbey said the state failed to make ‘a plausible claim for relief’ in its lawsuit against the federal government and refugee charity

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Selling Space: Entrepreneurs Offer Dreams and Schemes in the Hope of Making a Buck Off the Cosmos

Source: Houston Press

Art Dula is the defendant in a $49 million fraud suit calling him a con artist with a warehouse full of antiquated space junk that was never meant to get off the ground.
Dula has allegedly created several shell companies under which he hid other people’s money. Investors were apparently convinced by his claims that he had acquired Russian space capsules which would be updated with Western technology and launched again. This is a fascinating and cautionary tale.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Gun Control Would Not Have Prevented The Pulse Massacre in Orlando

Gun control would not have prevented the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Source: The Atlantic

Amar Mateen worked for G4S, the largest private security firm in the world and cleared four background checks, two with the company and two with the FBI.