Monthly Archives: December 2012

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‘Brighter than a full moon’: The biggest star of 2013… could be Ison – the comet of the century

A comet discovered by two Russian astronomers will be visible from Earth next year. Get ready for a  once-in-a lifetime light show, says David Whitehouse. At the moment it is…

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Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better

We are in an economic crisis. But don’t panic, there are always good things that come out of crises. It’s all a matter of being aware, being ready, and being…

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Japanese Security Firm to Start Renting Surveillance Drones

We’ve got this little quadrotor from Japan that’s trying to be the next level of paranoia in private security. The drone itself is made by zee Germans over at Ascending Technologies,…

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Chinese Hackers Suspected in Cyber Attack on Council on Foreign Relations

Computer hackers traced to China carried out an advanced cyberespionage attack against one of America’s most elite foreign policy web groups – the website of the Council on Foreign Relations…

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Russia Quietly Announces A Major Shift On Syria

Russia has invited the head of the main Syrian opposition for talks. The Associated Press reports that foreign minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters today that he has officially contacted the Syrian National…

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Australian spies demand immunity to ‘infiltrate, train’ with terrorist groups

AUSTRALIAN spies are demanding legal immunity to infiltrate and train with terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda. The Attorney-General’s Department wants to authorise ASIO agents and informants to provide training to,…

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Google Assumes Role of Private Intel Big Brother

Online giant Google will have eyes everywhere, including your wallet and spending habits! The company plans to start a new service that will combine online intelligence with offline consumer data….

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Cars, fuel, cigarettes – black market thriving in Syria

Endless supplies of cigarettes, a BMW or Mercedes for between $4,000 and $6,000 but fuel at vastly inflated prices — the black market is thriving on the Syria-Turkey border. “It is…

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30 Countries Engaged in Full-fledged War against Syria

At present, about 30 countries are directly or indirectly responsible for the prolongation of the ongoing crisis in Syria. This is the main reason why despite “outward” efforts by the…

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Emerging China, Brazil and India agree to increased United Nations dues

China, Brazil, India and other emerging powers agreed to major increases in their United Nations payments as the global body hammered out a new budget deal this week to avoid…

The U.S. carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the air war there eight years ago

Revealed: U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year alone – more than the entire drone strikes in Pakistan over the past eight years COMBINED

The United States carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the covert air…

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TED TALK: Everything You Need To Know About How Algorithms Are Controlling Our World

In an insightful TED Talk, by tech entrepreneur Kevin Slavin on how algorithms have reached across industries (from finance to Hollywood) and into every day life (h/t dailymotion). Problem is, we may be building whole…

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Preventing the Coming U.S. Disaster in the Caucasus

The United States is risking a disastrous renewal of war in the Caucasus between Armenians and Azeris over the breakaway Armenian-populated Republic of Mountainous Karabagh (RMK, or Artsakh in ancient Armenian). A new…

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Historic Reordering of Power and Control

Chutes and Ladders is a very popular board game.  It has deep historical roots, and was originally developed in India.  One of the early names by which it was called…

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Obama prefers to keep it hidden

The United States can no longer afford to launch major wars like Korea, Vietnam or Iraq. Obama prefers to intensify secret military action. Manlio Dinucci lays out the plan. President…