Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

No Apples For These Teachers

We generally think of teachers as natural role models, but as we also well know, there are exceptions to every rule or situation. In this eye-opening report, Wacky Wednesday compiled a list of the 20 worst teachers of all time, from schoolmarms duct-taping a student’s mouth shut to outrageous sexual encounters with underage children.

America’s Rebel Spirit

Moonshine, a clear un-aged whiskey, evokes imagery of lawlessness and Prohibition in the early 1930s. So with Prohibition long gone, why is moonshine still thriving today and why is it illegal? Jaime Joyce, author of Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Most Infamous Liquor, tells Reason TV’s Anthony Fisher that it’s a matter of economics, since moonshine is prevalent in poor, rural America. Joyce explains the cultural significance of moonshine and the role it played in the creation of NASCAR.

Danger On the Job

Cleaning windows on skyscrapers is right up there among the most dangerous jobs on the planet. The job, of course, is weather dependent, especially where wind is involved. A mere 15- to 20-mile-per-hour gust will halt work for the crew. In New York alone, 75 workers died cleaning windows between 1983 and 2008 and approximately eight on average are injured every year. Take a gander at nine other dangerous jobs in this edition of Top Trending.

The College Diversity Scam

Manhattan Institute political commentator and journalist Heather Mac Donald asks, “Are colleges across America rife with racism, sexism and homophobia?” The question is especially germane to California universities, which spend millions of dollars combating these issues. Mac Donald explains whether the problem is prevalent in our universities or whether the diversity bureaucracy is just a big waste of money in this edition of Prager University.

Bullets And Babes

Wild Bill says that the best way to push back against the gun grabbers is to own a gun. “The armed American citizen is one of the greatest symbols of freedom in the world,” he says. “And, of course, the liberal left are constantly scheming to eliminate that right.” Check out Wild Bill as he talks bullets and babes and has an interesting visit from Junior the pit bull.

Science Can Be Crazy

It seems some of the scientific discoveries that have dramatically changed our lives over the years still remain mysteries. Take the disappearance of ancient Europeans. Scientists recently analyzed 37 skeletons discovered in Central Europe and dating between 7,500 and 2,500 years ago, revealing that the genetic lineage was transformed approximately 4,500 years ago. More study showed that these ancestors had dark skin and light eyes, but researches are still unable to pinpoint what caused these radical changes. Learn more about nine other crazy discoveries that science can’t explain in this edition of Hybrid Librarian.

Berdahl Charged With Desertion

The Pentagon has officially charged Sergeant Bowe Berdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two of the most serious counts in the military. Unless all charges are dropped at the pending Article 32 hearing, the equivalent of a grand jury, Bergdahl is looking at spending the rest of his life in jail in found guilty at trial. CBS News correspondent David Martin explains.

Obama April Fool in Chief

“Next month President Obama will appear on the cover of The Economist magazine,” Jodi Miller reports. “It’s their annual April Fool’s issue.” Miller also takes issue with Eric Holder, gene manipulation, college binge drinking, the Rolling Stones and Madonna in this edition of NewsBusted.

Parasites Infiltrate Economy

The CATO Institute’s David Boaz in a chapter of his new book says society is made poor by various parasites who enrich themselves by manipulating government. The chapter is “The Parasite Economy” and the book is titled The Libertarian Mind. Boaz tells John Stossel that these parasites are no longer interested in pleasing their customers but in using government to force people to give them money. Boaz elaborates in this edition of Liberty Pen on PJTV.

Genius Is As Genius Does

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, who developed the general theory of relativity and perhaps the most famous equation of all time, never actually took a test to determine his IQ. But experts put it somewhere between 160 and 190–genius level, of course. In addition to his mass energy equivalence formula, E=mc2, Einstein became a popular icon in popular culture for sticking his tongue out in photos. Check out nine other geniuses who roamed the planet, including a few whose IQ topped an amazing 200, in this edition of Top 10 Media.

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