Beware Of Gambling Nannies

John Stossel, an investigative and consumer reporter, supports legalizing sports gambling throughout the United States, but says government control freaks are adamant about never letting that come to pass. Conservative Rob Walgate, vice-president of the American Policy Roundtable, takes on Stossel in a lively debate on the issue in this edition of LibertyPen.

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2014: Year of Dictator Obama

“At the beginning of the year President Barack Obama said he was just the president, that we have divided powers. He said 22 times that he didn’t have the authority to just make law,” says David Knight, of the Alex Jones Channel. But by the end of the year, Dictator Obama was taking the law into his own hands and threatening Congress. Knight takes us through a swath of Obama’s web of lies in 2014 as he disrepects those divided powers and shreds the constitution.

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Lethal Farts Blow Up Shed

There was definitely plenty of weirdness across our planet in 2014. One of the strangest stories was about the build-up of methane gas produced by the flatulence of 90 cows that blew up a farm shed. And adding insult to injury, one of the cows was injured when the build-up of gas was lit up by a static charge. Amazing, but true. Read about nine other unusual stories around the world in this end-of-the-year edition of Alltime 10s.

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Did ‘Interview’ Live Up to Hype

Film critic Kevin McCarthy from NerdTears.com tells Fox & Friends that the controversial movie The Interview was underwhelming. But, he adds, he’s glad that America packed movie theaters to watch the film, sending a terse message that we do not give in to threats. Check out McCarthy’s detailed review.

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Sanctions Destroying Russia

Dick Morris says the economic sanctions of the West are destroying Russia. The ruble, Russia’s unit of currency, is collapsing and taking the economy with it. Morris theorizes that the manipulation of the oil market is the main culprit. Check out his reasoning in this edition of Dick Morris Reports.

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The Sixth Mass Extinction

“In the history of life on Earth, we know of five different mass extinctions when a majority of life on Earth at the time disappeared in the blink of a geologic eye,” says biologist and science writer Joe Hanson. The most cited is the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. But the most deadly was the mother of all extinctions called the End Permian, 250 million years ago, which obliterated 96 percent of Earth’s species. Hanson says we are now in the midst of the sixth mass extinction and we are the perpetrators. Hanson explains why in this edition of It’s OK To Be Smart.

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Our Ever-Changing Christmas

Christmas takes on many forms and celebrations. We decorate trees, pack shopping malls in search of gifts and sing Christmas songs. In addition, Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25. But in the early days of Christianity, Christians didn’t celebrate Christmas at all. There isn’t even any mention of Christmas in the Bible. Learn how holiday traditions came and went over the years in this special history of Christmas produced by the History Channel.

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