It was only a matter of time before someone outside the "liberal" media connected the hacking of hundreds of celebrity nude photos to the NSA/government spying debate. Storing your private info somewhere-out-there seems pretty foolish to me -- anyone could take it, including our government, which is why I plan to run hard drives until the day I die. The only question is whether the government will call me "terrorist" for doing so, since I'd be "depriving" all those deserving corporations of their "right" to access my personal information as easily as they want to do.
Gallup finds that the American 40-hour work week actually lasts around 47 hours. One in five American workers work 60 hours or more each week; salaried workers work 49 hourly-paid workers (who can more easily get paid overtime) work 44; and full-time workers with one job work 46, lest you think workers with second and third jobs are muddying up the data. Gallup doesn't ask why we all work so hard, but that's basically because we all feel like we're not making enough to meet our needs, which is how our elites want us to feel.
The World Health Organization says governments need to regulate e-cigarettes and their associated health risks. Remember that regulate doesn't mean outlaw -- though we really shouldn't be blowing formaldehyde into the air we all have to breathe. Thankfully the FDA is mulling banning the sale of e-cigs to anyone under 18, as well as a few other rules; given that corporate e-cig backers are all from the hated-anyway tobacco industry, the FDA might actually get this one right (though we'll be there if they don't).
"Want Better, Smaller Government?" John DiIulio asks. "Hire Another Million Federal Bureaucrats." That's not as paradoxical as it sounds when you consider how much of our government's work gets outsourced and privatized, all at a higher cost to the taxpayer than if our government did the work itself. Bureaucrats may be unpopular, but they're not as unpopular as wasting taxpayer money -- and, frankly, people who constantly complain about bureaucrats kind of date themselves anyway.
Finally, North Carolina Republican U.S. Senate nominee Thom Tillis, noting the release of two wrongfully-convicted brothers who've spent decades on death row, said that "(a)t least the process worked, it just took too long." I believe the logicians call that survival bias -- if a man spent decades on death row for a crime he didn't commit and then got executed, the "process" could hardly be said to have "worked." But not only might "the process worked" be 2014's "it is something that God intended to happen" moment, it gets worse for Thom Tillis -- years ago he used an image of one of the two freed brothers as campaign mailer booga-booga.