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Journalist Who Helped Expose Jimmy Savile Dies After Stroke

August 21st, 2017

Via: BBC: Ex-BBC News correspondent Liz MacKean has died after suffering a stroke. MacKean, 52, worked for the corporation for more than 20 years but left in 2013 amid a row over the decision to shelve her investigation for Newsnight about disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile. She began her career at BBC Hereford and Worcester, before […]

CIA ‘Torture Psychologists’ Avoid Trial with Secret Settlement

August 18th, 2017

Via: AFP: Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured. The secret settlement in the suit, brought on behalf of two living ex-detainees and one who died of hypothermia after brutal questioning in US custody, avoided what would have been the first […]

Slain Activist’s Lawyers Latest Known Targets of Spyware Sold to Mexican Government

August 2nd, 2017

Via: CBC: At first glance, the text messages looked innocuous enough. One was a simple “service message,” the sort you might get from your cellular provider, with a link to more information. Another was more serious; the person who sent it said their father had died, and included a link to “dates for the wake.” […]

Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific

July 31st, 2017

The ground up plastic is turning up in sea salt that people are eating now. Via: National Geographic: Water, water, everywhere—and most of it is filled with plastic. A new discovery of a massive amount of plastic floating in the South Pacific is yet another piece of bad news in the fight against ocean plastic […]

‘Apple’s Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent’

July 31st, 2017

Dangerous precedent? I think it’s more of a dangerous precedent du jour. Apple blocks apps for the Chinese regime. Yes, that’s bad. But Cisco built China’s god damned Great Firewall in the first place! In mentioning Apple’s, “Dangerous Precedent,” this New York Times article doesn’t mention Cisco at all. I’m definitely not defending Apple—their manufacturing […]

How Governments, Food Companies, Big Pharma, Media and Healthcare Operators Keep Us Fat and Sick

July 27th, 2017

If you thought the Military Industrial Complex was something… Via: The Drs. Wolfson: These numbers clearly reveal a U.S. economy totally dependent on the healthcare system. Were the need for healthcare to cease, or be reduced dramatically, the U.S. economy would be in crisis of unprecedented proportions. So, what has the government been doing to […]

New Zealand: ‘100% Pure’ Campaign Shows Tourist Drinking River Water

July 14th, 2017

haha oh sure, go for it: sosgoldenbay.nz And that’s near the most precious spring in NZ. Up where I live, in the Far North, the situation is apocalyptic. I snapped this image just a few KMs from my house: Hardly anyone cares or even notices. But they love the National Party up here. Via: Stuff: […]

Fishermen Express Fury as Fukushima Plant Set to Release Radioactive Material Into Ocean

July 14th, 2017

Via: Telegraph: Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean. In an interview with […]

Concentration Camps Reveal the Nature of the Modern State

July 14th, 2017

Via: Aeon: In the history of concentration camps, there is one thing that everyone knows: they were invented by the British. The idea of isolating unwanted population groups in purpose-built camps was implemented in South Africa in the context of the Anglo-Boer War, with horrific consequences for the Boer population. Although it would be left […]

Genetically-Modified Cyborg Dragonfly Drone

July 10th, 2017

Via: Popular Mechanics: DragonflEye was created by genetically modifying regular dragonflies with “steering neurons” in the insect’s spinal cord, which are light sensitive. Tiny, fiber-optic-like structures in the dragonfly’s eyes send pulses of light to their brains, functionally controlling where the insect flies via remote control. The dragonfly also carries a miniature “backpack” with sensors […]

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