Russian Support Of Syria Could Be Tested After Latest U.S.-Led Coalition Attack

Since 2015, Syria has benefited from the support of Russia under President Vladimir Putin. That support has consisted of “troops, armor, and aircraft,” according to a report from Time. It has also been in the form of a voice on the U.N. Security Council. Most recently and relating to an April 7 chemical weapons attack […]

Some Experts Question Constitutionality Of ‘Taint Team’ Use After Raid On Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

Earlier this week, the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office, residence, and hotel. Cohen is President Trump’s personal attorney. The raid, which came after a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, has generated a lot of noise in the legal community. That noise centers around attorney-client privilege. Controversy exists around how the FBI often handles […]

Expedition Everest At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Is A Himalayan Experience Not To Be Missed

Before Disney’s Avatar: Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest was the premier ride at the Animal Kingdom. But, even with the land of Pandora now in its neighborhood, this Nepalese wonder can still hold its own. And, it could be a great addition to a fun-filled day at the Animal Kingdom. Expedition Everest – Legend of […]

Epcot Center’s 2018 Flower And Garden Festival – A Foodie Extravaganza In A World Of Topiary Masterpieces

Disney’s International Flower and Garden Festival is just around the corner. Starting on February 28, flower and garden lovers from around the world will begin to assemble at Epcot Center. Every year, the event brings in loads of tickled topiary tourists, but this year is even more unique. This is the 25th edition of the […]

Disney’s Avatar: Flight Of Passage Ride So Incredible People Will Wait Hours For The Experience

The Disney ride, Avatar: Flight of Passage, has been open for nearly nine months. Usually, that’s enough time for the “new” to wear off a ride and for the lines to lighten up. Not so for this one, however. What started out as a minimum two-hour wait has never lessened up. So, be prepared for […]

Two Months Later, What’s Happening In Companies With ‘Blockchain’ Name Changes?

Late last year, we reported on three companies that changed their names to include the word “blockchain.” These were companies that had previously not been involved in blockchain technology. In fact, they weren’t even in industries that have had a blockchain focus. Nonetheless, they changed their names and announced that now they had or were […]

Cybercrime Increases As Cryptocurrency Values Rise: Ways Crime And Cryptocurrencies Intersect

Crime happens everywhere; there’s no doubt about it. But, cryptocurrencies may present a scenario that many criminals can’t pass up. Maybe it’s the thought of making millions of dollars, sometimes in an instant. That, coupled with the source activity being untraceable sounds alluring. Is that why, across the board, cryptocurrency values are skyrocketing? And, is […]

Cryptocurrency Regulation: What Do You Need To Know?

The inevitable cryptocurrency regulation is coming. Last week, it was an announcement from the government of South Korea, who was looking at a possible ban on cryptocurrency trading. This week, the countries of France and Germany began talks of bitcoin regulation. Governments across the globe are looking to get involved with cryptocurrencies. Regulatory Shutdowns Started […]

What? More Cryptocurrencies? Five Important Need-To-Knows

The cryptocurrency revolution is well underway. That said, it’s time to get more knowledgeable about what that means. Cryptocurrencies are popping up all over the place. Bitcoin and Ethereum are only part of the news. Here are some questions to ask. What’s driving this revolution? How might it impact us all in the future? What […]

Will Blockchain Impact Jobs? Three Things You Need To Know

We have all been learning new terms lately. With “bitcoin” and “ethereum,” along came “blockchain.” Blockchain resulted from the creation of bitcoin. And, it allowed other cryptocurrencies to be developed. But blockchain is a gamechanger on its own. Now, one big question is on many people’s minds. How will blockchain impact future jobs and employment? […]

Want To Join The Bitcoin Craze? Here’s How To Do A Little Mining

The bitcoin craze continues, and it has all the exciting twists and turns of an amusement park roller coaster. Want to join in? You can buy bitcoin at its current price. Then, hope it continues it’s upward trajectory, praying it doesn’t turn into a death spiral. However, is there any other way to profit from […]

Are We Now In A Blockchain Bubble? Three Things You Need To Know

Earlier this week, we saw a new trend on the horizon: adding “blockchain” to company names. The big question arising from this phenomenon is why? Historically, most of these companies have not had a lot to do with blockchain and the technology behind it. But, they did the name changes and they must have their […]

Bitcoin Futures Market Now Open, Five Things You Need To Know

The price of bitcoin closed last week at almost $19,500. And the higher the price goes, the more the word “bubble” is mentioned. But, for bitcoin naysayers, another thing happened last week. The first bitcoin futures were made available. And more will be offered this week. Now those naysayers can put their money where their […]

Is The Colossal Bitcoin Streak Really Just A Massive Bubble?

Bitcoin is almost 10-years-old. For a long time, the value of the cryptocurrency was too low to draw much attention. Bitcoin was just some obscure techno-geek fad to which no one paid much attention. But no more. With the value of bitcoin now set at north of $16,000, its obscurity is a thing of the […]

What Is Bitcoin? Five Things You Need To Know

If you haven’t heard of bitcoin, you may have been hiding under a rock. But, just because you’ve heard of it, does that mean you know what it is? With the price of a bitcoin hitting over $9,000 today, it may be time to learn a “bit” more. If bitcoin is still a mystery to […]

Danica Patrick Announces Retirement: Three Things You Need To Know

In a sometimes tearful press conference, Danica Patrick on Friday announced that she will be retiring from racing in 2018. But, in what could be an exciting finale, Patrick revealed that she will end with a double-header of sorts. After what she hopes will be two successful qualifying attempts, she will first race at the […]

America’s Opioid Crisis: Five Things You Need To Know

It’s a crisis that kills more people every year than motor vehicles or guns. And, just last month, President Trump declared the U.S. opioid dilemma a national emergency. But, what exactly is this crisis and who is affected by it? Here are five things you need to know about the nation’s opioid epidemic. More Than […]

What Is The Beast? Five Things You Need To Know About The Presidential Limo

President Trump and his entourage are off to Asia this week. There is a full agenda for his 12-day trip to the world’s largest continent. His journey, according to the New York Times, will be “the longest tour of Asia by an American president since the President George Bush [trip] in late 1991.” We aren’t […]

One Month After Hillary’s New Book: Three Things You Need To Know

One month ago, Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened, hit the shelves. In it, she provides her reasons about why she lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. If she had won, she would have been the first woman to become U.S. president. But, she didn’t win. And, according to the book, there are […]

What Do Gun Crime Statistics Say? Five Things You Need To Know

Crime in the U.S., especially gun crime, is complicated. In some ways, firearm crime is the most widely publicized. Think of all the recent news surrounding the mass shooting in Las Vegas. But in other ways, gun crime can seem to be underreported. Consider all of the shooting crime in parts of Chicago and in […]

What Is At The Root Of The Puerto Rican Problems? Five Things You Need To Know

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed Puerto Rico, the island and its people have been in dire need of rescue, including water, food, and other supplies. And, many people have been casting blame on the U.S. government for its response to the crisis. But, a closer look at the what was going on in Puerto […]

Why Are NFL Ratings Down? Five Things You Need To Know

This year’s U.S. football season is still in its infancy, but already television ratings are down — 12 percent in fact, according to the Hollywood Reporter. There are potentially a lot of implications for this long-term, from lost advertising dollars to overall team profitability. And this decline is on top of an 8 percent downturn […]

With A $15 Million Weekend, ‘American Assassin’ Hits Its Target

$15 million may not seem like much in the movie world, but with an investment of only $33 million, it’s a “great start,” according to Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson. American Assassin had just that this weekend, coming out as the biggest opening film this week. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Taylor Kitsch, and Michael Keaton, this action […]

What You Need To Know About The Latest Actions By North Korea

Defense Secretary Mattis issued a stern warning regarding North Korea earlier today. This, after North Korea announced on Sunday afternoon via its state-run television that it had “tested a thermonuclear weapon,” as reported by CBS News. Secretary Mattis, from the West Wing of the White House on Sunday, told of a “massive military response,” including […]

Why And How Did Wife Of Zimbabwe President Mugabe Receive Diplomatic Immunity?

Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, returned to her home country on Sunday. This was after being allowed to leave by the South African government. It was also despite the fact that she had been accused of assaulting a young model while in South Africa. Mrs. Mugabe was accused last week of […]

What About August 21? A Limited-Time Eclipse Opportunity

Are you doing anything on August 21? If you’re not busy (or even if you are), you might consider the Great American Solar Eclipse. For many, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a total solar eclipse. Think that’s not a big deal? Maybe you should read on. Things To Consider About This Year’s […]

Countdown To The American Royal: Some Of The Best In Barbeque

The World Series of Barbeque, also known as the American Royal Barbeque contest, is less than a month away, and competition barbeque teams from around the country are making plans to attend. On Labor Day Weekend, August 31 through September 3, Kansas Speedway will be rocking. But this time, it won’t be NASCAR but KCBS […]

President Trump’s New Jersey Vacation: What You Need To Know

Controversy seems to follow President Trump wherever he goes, even on vacation. President Trump left Friday for a 17-day vacation away from the White House and Washington. He traveled to Bedminster, New Jersey, which is the home of a Trump golf club, Trump National Bedminster. There, on the grounds of the club, the president “has […]

Best International Beer Day Ever? What You Need To Know.

Calling all beer lovers! International Beer Day is coming soon. It’s the 10th anniversary of a day that is significant to millions of beer-loving people around the world. August 4, in bars, backyards, festivals and pubs everywhere, International Beer Day (IBD) will be celebrated. Want to have your best IBD ever? Here’s what you need […]

Hyperloop Is Coming: What You Need To Know

Imagine ground travel at 700 miles per hour. That’s faster than the top speed of a 787 Dreamliner. Just think how fast you could get somewhere. What if you could walk down the street of your nearest big city and access this mode of travel? If Elon Musk has anything to say about it, it […]

Countdown To The Total Solar Eclipse 2017: What You Need To Know

It’s definitely something to see. A total solar eclipse is coming to the U.S. on August 21, 2017. While partial eclipses happen often, total eclipses generally do not. With the next total eclipse not scheduled in the U.S. until 2024, now is a good time to make plans to witness this one. The 2017 solar […]

What You Need To Know Now About The Syrian Ceasefire

The U.S, Russia, and Jordan have agreed once again to a partial ceasefire in Syria. But what does it mean, if anything? The U.S., Russia, and third-signer Jordan today agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. The agreement was announced after the G20 Summit meeting of President Trump and Russian President Putin. It was revealed by […]

Traveling? What You Need to Know About Current Travel Restrictions

Traveling to and from the U.S. continues to be complicated. Even with its recent significant publicity, this is a trend that started many years ago. For now, let’s put aside the recent Supreme Court ruling, which might not be important to your travel plans. However, if you are traveling to or from the U.S. soon, […]

Will Jerseyites Have a Miserable 4th?

The clock is ticking on the New Jersey budget, and so far, things don’t look good. The fight is on between Republican governor Chris Christie and the Democrat-controlled state legislature, generally, and state Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), specifically. Up to now, there hasn’t been enough movement from either side to see a way to […]

Pink Slime Defamation Case: What You Need to Know Now

The infamous “pink slime” case has now come to a close. After out of court settlement yesterday, ABC News issued the following statement. “Although we have concluded that continued litigation of this case is not in the company’s interests, we remain committed to the vigorous pursuit of truth and the consumer’s right to know about […]

Supreme Court Sides With Daycare: No Blocking Funding

The Supreme Court of the United States today ruled as unconstitutional a previous decision by the State of Missouri. The earlier decision had excluded from state funding opportunities a daycare operated by a church. The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. (Trinity) v. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Missouri), centered around an […]