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Aug 27 08:13

'We Should Put A Metal Detector On The Other Side': The Laughable Waste Of TSA Body Scanners

Yes, dear sirs and madams, full body scanners so inept that esteemed government officials are suggesting people exiting them should immediately go through a traditional metal detector come at a $150k/ea price tag.

Aug 27 08:09

How Today’s NSA Is Much, Much Worse Than Stasi Or Orwell’s “1984”

There are still people warning us of sleepwalking into a Stasi or “1984” society. They missed the boat by a long shot: we are already far, far past the point of Stasi or “1984”. The apparatus that governments have built to trace, track, and record citizens is the stuff of nightmares.

Aug 27 08:01

After polluting a large river with toxic heavy metals, EPA says 'climate change' is what's affecting 'kids and communities'

Just one week after workers from her agency "accidentally" released about three million gallons of heavy metal-laden sludge down the Animas River in Colorado, sending arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury into drinking water supplies that serve millions of people throughout the Southwest, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy had the gall to stand before a Washington, D.C., think tank and declare that the biggest threat to our children and communities is "climate change."

McCarthy gushed on and on during her rant about how "everything and everyone we love" is being affected by climate change, and that it's "one of the most important issues that we face." Meanwhile, a massive, sickly, yellow-tinged plume of industrial waste from Colorado's Gold King Mine near Silverton continues to weave its way throughout Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and California, the direct result of EPA contract workers who allegedly released the toxic flow by mistake.

Aug 27 07:58

Construction Site Drones: Efficient, But Also A Bit Scary

By Brian Berletic

MIT's Technology Review recently published a piece titled, "New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone," which details the use of drones to track the progress of a project in real-time. At a construction site of a downtown stadium in Sacramento, California, drones regularly patrol overhead, comparing the current state of the project with engineering plans for the site. Discrepancies in both structural elements and with the project's schedule can be detected and passed on to site managers...

Aug 27 07:53

‘Islamic State’ Pretence and the Upcoming Wars in Libya

snip: Several major events led to the current stalemate and utter chaos in Libya. One was the military intervention by NATO, which was promoted, then, as a way to support Libyans in their uprising against long-time leader, Gaddafi. NATO’s intentional misreading of UN resolution 1973, resulted in ‘Operation Unified Protector’, which overthrew Gaddafi, killed thousands and entrusted the country into the hands of numerous militias that were, at the time, referred to collectively as the ‘rebels’.

The urgency which NATO assigned to its war – the aim of which was, supposedly, to prevent a possible ‘genocide’ – kept many in the media either supportive or quiet. Few dared to speak out:

“While NATO’s UN mandate was to protect civilians, the alliance, in practice, turned that mission on its head. Throwing its weight behind one side in a civil war to oust Gaddafi’s regime, it became the air force for the rebel militias on the ground,” wrote Seumas Milne in the Guardian in May 2012.

Aug 27 07:49

Virginia WDBJ shooter Bryce Williams showreel video

The video 'resume' of the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Virginia journalists, posted online in 2013, was discovered.

Aug 27 07:39

The most tragic thing about the Ashley Madison hack? It was really 1% actual women

When the Ashley Madison databases were splashed all over internet by hackers, it emerged that about 31 million accounts on the Tinder-for-affairs website were created by men. And about 5 million by women.

Not great odds if you're a straight fella looking to cheat on your spouse. It turns out the odds were even worse: very few of the chicks on Ashley Madison were using the site in a meaningful way.

By our counting, of the 35,290,361 leaked accounts marked as approved, 4,594,069 were each created by a woman (or someone who said they were a woman).

However, 4,085,458 of those women don't appear to have ever checked their message inboxes on the website – the database entries for those accounts read a default "0000-00-00 00:00:00" for that particular timestamp.

Aug 27 07:25

Korean rumble

The Korean peninsula is no stranger to tensions and periodic flare-ups. However, this time around the stakes were higher than ever. In the North, a young leader copes with bad economic times and seeks greater legitimacy. Meanwhile, in the South, Seoul eyes Beijing and Washington as powerful outside brokers. What does this most recent confrontation tell us about both Koreas?

Aug 27 07:24

Scotland Yard recruiting convicted terrorists to counter ISIS propaganda

UK police are recruiting convicted terrorists in prison and employing them following their release to develop a ‘counter-narrative’ to extremist propaganda efforts.

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