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The Secret on the Ocean Floor

February 19th, 2018

Via: BBC: In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California. It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where its owners boasted it would herald a revolutionary new industry beneath the waves. Equipped with a towering rig and the latest in drilling gear, the […]

Biggest Washington DC Lobbyist Is Now Google

January 25th, 2018

Via: Register: For the first time, an internet company has become the largest lobbyist in Washington DC. With the release of fourth quarter lobbying figures – a legal requirement – it has been revealed that Google (well, Alphabet) spent no less than $18m in 2017 to lobby lawmakers in the US capital: a 17 per […]

Why Some African Americans Are Moving to Africa

January 19th, 2018

Via: Al Jazeera: You might not have electricity, but you won’t get killed by the police either. … “I think more will come when they begin to see it as a viable alternative. But it’s not easy and it’s not cheap. I can’t say what’s happening in America today is any worse than what’s been […]

How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

January 17th, 2018

Via: Politico: Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized […]

U.S. Suspends at Least $900 Million in Security Aid to Pakistan

January 9th, 2018

Hmm. Via: Reuters: The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. The U.S. State Department announced the decision, saying it reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not done more […]

Western Intervention Has Resulted in Afghanistan Becoming the World’s First True Narco-State

January 9th, 2018

“How could this be possible?” Simple. Because that’s the desired outcome. Afghan Opium Production Rises by 61% Compared with 2010 Brother of Afghan Leader Is Said to Be on CIA Payroll U.S.-Built Bridge is Windfall for Illegal Afghan Drug Trade The Invisible Hand of the Market: British Troops Seize £50 Million of Afghan Opium Officials […]

New York Times Bullshit Crosses Into Comedy Gold: A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty

January 2nd, 2018

Here’s one for your Not-The-Onion file folder. At the link, there’s a picture of a robot shaking hands with a human. Here’s an idea for a New York Times OpEd: “How to Get a Suntan from a Nuclear Bomb Blast.” For my story idea, they could show a nice mushroom cloud going up into the […]

Iran Flashback: Seven Countries in Five Years

December 31st, 2017

Via: New York Magazine: Anti-government protests continued across multiple cities in Iran for a fourth day on Sunday, the most widespread unrest in the country since the pro-democracy Green Movement in 2009 — though nowhere near the same scale thus far. Two protesters were killed overnight Saturday, the first deaths attributed to the unrest. On […]

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers

December 30th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Cleanup at the slaughterhouse is as dangerous as it is repulsive, and the immigrants who do the work are under pressure to complete it faster than ever.

Canada: Gag Order in CIA Brainwashing Case

December 18th, 2017

Via: CBC News: Forty years after revelations that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency funded brainwashing experiments on unsuspecting Canadians, the Trudeau government is continuing a pattern of silencing the victims, a lawyer for one of the families says. A recent Department of Justice gag order in an out-of-court settlement was designed to avoid responsibility and […]

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