Archive for January, 2018

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Amazon’s Automated Grocery Store of the Future Opens Monday

January 21st, 2018

haha Via: Reuters: But there have been challenges, according to a person familiar with the matter. These included correctly identifying shoppers with similar body types, the person said. When children were brought into the store during the trial, they caused havoc by moving items to incorrect places, the person added.

Turkish Military Moves Into Syria

January 21st, 2018

Via: BBC: Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) “safe zone” inside Syria, Turkish media report. Turkey launched its operation against the Kurdish YPG militia in the […]

Trump Signs Bill Renewing NSA’s Internet Surveillance Program

January 19th, 2018

Via: Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.

FBI Investigating Millions Of “Mishandled” Dollars Funneled From Australian Govt To Clinton Foundation

January 19th, 2018

Via: ZeroHedge: The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette. “I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations […]

Homeless Camps Along Santa Ana River in Orange County

January 19th, 2018

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Wealthy Exodus to Escape New Tax Rules Worries California Democrats

January 19th, 2018

Via: Sacramento Bee: The state’s wealthiest 1 percent, for instance, pay 48 percent of its income tax, and the departure of just a few families could lead to a noticeable hit to state general fund revenue. “It is a genuine concern and that’s why the legislatures in high-tax states are swinging into action immediately,” said […]

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 […]

Miami: Dirty Gold, Clean Cash

January 17th, 2018

I’m ticking Covert Operations on this one, just in case. 😉 Via: Miami Herald: When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers in […]

OPod Tube Housing System

January 17th, 2018

At least the “stacks” in Ready Player One featured actual trailers, which would be like mansions compared to this OPod thing! Via: Daily Mail: A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes. The OPod Tube Housing system aims to […]

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 […]

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