Monthly Archives: December 2017

Did you know that infant mortality has increased more than 40 percent in the U.S. since the year 2000?

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell, from “1984“     December 21, 2017 – Researchers find… Read more »

Did you know that cotton production in South Carolina nearly doubled in 2017, to its highest level in history?

“You know my methods. Apply them.” Sherlock Holmes, from “The Sign of the Four”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890             It’s December, 2017, and… Read more »

Did you know that American soda consumption has dropped almost 40 percent over the last twenty years?

“The messages he had received referred to articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, as the official phrase had it,… Read more »

It’s December, 2017, and crime rates all over the globe are plummeting to their lowest levels in history

“Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” Thomas Paine           December 1, 2017 – Chicago police tout 14% homicide drop, and… Read more »