Walter P Henson

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Building a Root Cellar - Modern Homesteading

Our five-year search was over. We had found our home in the country: Sky Meadow, one hundred sixty acres of pasture, pines, junipers, bubbling …

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I’ve always been jealous of those high priced tool chests with matching tools laid out neatly in foam inserts, but not jealous enough to spend …

Woodworking

Build This Simple Storage Station for Your Cordless Drill

Keep your cordless drills and impacts charged and ready for action with this easy to build storage station.<p>It's a shame to keep your cordless power tools hidden away in their molded cases, as it takes longer to find the tool you need and you might find the battery is not charged up. This …

Inside the FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton's E-Mail

Late last summer, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, met with John Giacalone, the bureau official responsible for …

Obama Makes Case for Access to Mobile Device Data

AUSTIN, Texas - President Barack Obama on Friday made a passionate case for mobile devices to be built in a way that would allow the government to gain access to personal data if needed to prevent a terrorist attack or enforce tax laws.<p>Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Texas, the …

Democrats are demanding an investigation into $3 billion of wasted drugs

Eleven Democratic senators - including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders -- pressed the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the impact of pharmaceutical companies selling "one size fits all" vials of drugs to treat cancer and other deadly …

Pharma

San Bernardino DA claims Syed Farouk’s iPhone may house ‘cyber pathogen’

FBI Director James Comey has admitted that his agency isn’t aware of what data is contained on the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farouk. The husband of a survivor of the tragedy cast doubt on any meaningful information lying on the device. Yet, on Thursday, the San Bernardino District …

Here's how negative interest rates can change people's attitudes about money

The Fed has warned banks to get ready. We had all better do the same.<p>Earlier this month, my good friend David Kotok sent around links to several academic and central bank negative-rate studies.<p>One was a 2012 article by Kenneth Garbade and Jamie McAndrews of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. …

Interest Rates

Uhh Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt is joining the Pentagon’s new innovation board

The former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, now executive chairman of its parent company Alphabet, is about to start helping the military improve what it does by borrowing concepts and ideas straight from Silicon Valley.<p>Schmidt will chair the new 12-person Defense Innovation Advisory Board, which is …

DNC Vice Chair Quits to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard endorsed Bernie Sanders for president on Sunday and resigned from her post as vice chair of the Democratic National …

The madness of Kanye West

There’s still no sign of Kanye West’s self-declared masterpiece, The Life Of Pablo, actually going on sale. In what may be the most botched major release campaign in pop history, West has changed the album name and track listing numerous times, publicly previewed it at globally broadcast event, …

Williams Lake city council votes to ‘inject’ prolific and high-risk offenders with GPS tracking devices

The city of Williams Lake voted unanimously to “inject” prolific and high-risk offenders with GPS tracking devices on Tuesday night.<p>Councillor Scott …

‘Virtually no progress’ on making Obama’s lethal drone strike policy more transparent, report says

Almost three years after President Obama highlighted the United States’ growing dependence on drone strikes to prosecute its wars, his administration’s policy on their use remains largely obscure, according to a new report published by the Stimson Center.<p>In May 2013, in a speech at the National …

Obama Will Have A Tough Time Rallying Support To Replace Scalia

With the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a new political battle looms for President Obama and the GOP-controlled Senate, …

Fed's newest member suggests breaking up Wall Street banks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve’s newest policymaker and a former point man for the government’s bailout of the financial industry on Tuesday called on lawmakers to take radical action to rein in banks and protect taxpayers.<p>Neel Kashkari speaks on stage during the California …

Federal Reserve

Grayson Will Be Glad When Reid is 'Gone From Washington'

Rep. Alan Grayson on Friday shrugged off a suggestion by the Senate's top Democrat that he immediately drop out of the Florida Senate race after a …

It's Not Just Berniebros

I coined the term—now I’ve come back to fix what I started.<p>O reader, hear my plea: I am the victim of semantic drift.<p>Four months ago, I coined the term “Berniebro” to describe a phenomenon I saw on Facebook: Men, mostly my age, mostly of my background, mostly with my political beliefs, were …

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister just gave an utterly unconvincing explanation for the plunge in global oil prices

An emerging conventional wisdom holds that Saudi Arabia, the world's second-largest oil producer — and largest that isn't under US and EU sanctions— could make the price plunge go away by dialing back its own 10.25 million-barrel-a-day output.<p>But Riyadh is choosing not to, according to this theory, …

Democracy Trumped

I've been having incessant conversations with friends, family and colleagues about politics, and they all boil down to the same question. Could Donald Trump be our next president?<p>Here is an amalgam of the conversation. See which side you're on:<p>- I think Trump might actually win.<p>- You mean the …

Voting

How a Navy SEAL controversy shows the limits of U.S. Special Operations strategy in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan has always been a collection of tiny wars fought from tiny outposts that have their own heroes and villains, pitched battles and murky outcomes. These miniature conflicts are formed by the character of the troops sent to fight in them, Afghanistan’s austere terrain and the …

AP: Global grocer supply chains tied to slave-peeled shrimp

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in …

Exxon takes aim at Columbia University journalists over climate reports

ExxonMobil is hurling ethics accusations against a team of Columbia University journalists whose reporting helped stoke calls for probes into whether the company deliberately misled the public about climate change.<p>The oil giant went on the offensive in a Nov. 20 letter, a copy of which was obtained …

For Clinton, one glaring holdout among female Democratic senators

The tableau surrounding Hillary Clinton on Monday was impressive: 13 female Democratic senators endorsing the Democratic 2016 presidential front-runner en masse.<p>The evening fundraising event on Capitol Hill brought in a chunk of campaign cash ahead of an often difficult fundraising month in …

Mississippi Waffle House Waitress Slain After Asking Patron Not to Smoke

A former firefighter shot and killed a waitress in a Mississippi Waffle House after he was asked not to smoke in the restaurant, officials said.<p>Local …