businessinsider.com Mamta Badkar A leadership change in China is expected to be a month away. But the structure of the communist party is still baffling to many. We found this chart from a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) that shows the hierarchy in […]
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businessinsider.com Joe Weisenthal Amid the ongoing protests against Japan currently taking place in China (due to a dispute about which control controls some uninhabited islands)… Mark Mackinnon of the Globe & Mail tweets: “Sign on Beijing restaurant: “Pet dogs are allowed in, Japanese dogs are not.” He adds: […]
reuters.com (Reuters) – Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they were investigating a 16-year-old suspected hitman who was believed to have participated in at least 50 murders while working for a drug gang. A spokesman for prosecutors in the northeastern state of Sinaloa said the teenager, identified as Francisco Miguel […]
This is funny. — theonion.com CHICAGO—Producers of the long-running Chicago Public Radio program This American Life announced Monday that they have completed their comprehensive 12-year survey of life as a modern upper-middle-class American. In what cultural anthropologists are calling a “colossal achievement” in the study of white-collar professionals, […]
c4ss.org Kevin Carson The questions below, which I received from a liberal curious about left-libertarianism, are fairly typical. The common thread running through the left-libertarian response is that most of the evils currently remedied by the state result from state intervention in the first place. “1. If government […]
ibna.ir Authored by Mesbah Mahjoub, a book has been released on the thought patterns of Hezbollah led by Seyed Hassan Nasrollah. IBNA: The book entails issues which have led to the success of the Muslim political party in Lebanon and in the physical and psychological wars it has […]
businessinsider.com The Telegraph screenshot via Vice.com With London’s summer of sport over, the focus moves to Brazil. The country is hosting the World Cup in 2014, and the Olympics come 2016, and fashion, never to be outdone, is ready to make its own handover. On course to become […]
newyorker.com Louis Menand The psychiatric literature is so confusing that even the dissidents disagree. Photograph by Dan Winters. You arrive for work and someone informs you that you have until five o’clock to clean out your office. You have been laid off. At first, your family is brave […]
wired.co.uk Antonio Espingardeiro In science fiction the term “cyborg” is used to describe human beings whose bodily functions are aided or controlled by some type of technology. When you consider that what this actually refers to is enhanced capabilities through technology, we’re not talking about the bionic man. […]
Falkvinge turning necks again. Take notes, Infoshoppers. —- falkvinge.net by Rick Falkvinge Child pornography is a toxic subject, but a very important one that cannot and should not be ignored. This is an attempt to bring the topic to a serious discussion, and explain why possession of child […]
businessinsider.com Ashley Lutz Since the beginning of time, men have ruled the world. But now women are speeding past men in schools, at home and in the workplace, according to Hanna Rosin’s new book The End of Men: And the Rise of Women.
rt.com Quebec’s newly-elected Premier Pauline Marois has been rushed off stage during her acceptance speech, after shots were heard inside Montreal’s Metropolis concert hall. One man is reported dead.
by David J. Hill singularityhub.com Consider, for a moment, the rising use of drone technology by the military. In light of how years of advances in robotics and artificial intelligence will transform drones, imagine how warfare will look in merely one decade. That’s the subject of a recently released […]
by Thomas H. Naylor, Kirkpatrick Sale, James Starkey, and Charles Keil Recently by Thomas H. Naylor: The Principality of Liechtenstein: A Model of Self-Determination for a World Filled With Chaos Recently by Kirkpatrick Sale: The Decline of the American Empire Petition of Grievances We, citizens of this American […]
globalpost David Trifunov Two Indian men had no idea their new business would cause so much controversy; after all, it’s a simple clothing store – called “Hitler.” Rajesh Shah said the title is a reference to his business partner’s strict uncle, who everyone dubbed “Hitler” for his authoritarian […]
brecorder.com Agence France-Presse Australian scientists said Thursday they had successfully implanted a “world first” bionic eye prototype, describing it as a major breakthrough for the visually impaired. Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), a government-funded science consortium, said it had surgically installed an “early prototype” robotic eye in a woman […]
salon.com The idea that paralyzed people might one day control their limbs just by thinking is no longer a fantasy By Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, Scientific American This article originally appeared on Scientific American. In 2014, billions of viewers worldwide may remember the opening game of the World Cup […]
David Martosko dailycaller.com It makes us wonder who paid the for-hire Soros outfit to attack Alex Jones. A document the National Education Association filed with the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 indicates that the teachers union donated $100,000 to Media Matters For America nearly two years ago, […]
Greek Trader Explains Why The Country Is Heading For A ‘Social Tipping Point’ Of Rebellion Or Civic Mutiny
businessinsider.com Joe Weisenthal A trader in Greece gives Business Insidera grim assessment of the mood in the country right now. Right now, I am afraid there is very little visibility regarding the political developments in the next few months. You might as well toss a coin.
businessinsider.com Geoffrey Ingersoll Shortly after the media frenzy over these “anarchist” militant revolutionaries and their alleged aspirations to overthrow the government (with $87,000 of weapons and multiple members with loose lips), Gawker revealed that their leader, Isaac Aguigui was apparently a page at the Republican National Convention in […]
reuters.com By David Ljunggren VARENNES, Quebec | Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:36am EDT (Reuters) – Less than two decades ago, in perhaps the most traumatic moment in modern Canadian history, the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec came within a hair’s breadth of voting for independence. And while another […]
kurzweilai.net Giulio Prisco A transhumanist congressman? In Italy? Seriously? Yes. In July, Italy — ironically, a stronghold of the Catholic Church — became the first major Western nation to elect an active transhumanist.
George Washington Washington’s Blog Mental Health Diagnoses Are Sometimes Politically-Motivated Many psychologists and psychiatrists are good people, who are only trying to help their patients. But the Nazi government substantially supported psychologists … many of whom, in turn, espoused extermination of the people they considered to be “racially […]
wired.com Tanya Lewis Photo: Chuck Grimmett/Flickr Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But smoke too many joints too soon, and you might lose IQ points: A new study suggests extensive marijuana use starting as a teenager could lead to cognitive decline. In a study of 1,037 […]
gizmodo.com Jesus Diaz Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered an efficient and totally safe method to turn adult blood cells “all the way back to the way [they were] when that person was a 6-day-old embryo.” The discovery could be the key to cure the incurable—from heart attacks […]
“Tactics may have to change. That is only wisdom. But direction? Never! The course is to liberty. The state is the enemy.” -Karl Hess
thejakartaglobe.com Residents gather near burning motorbikes following a riot in Waena, Jayapura, in June. Angry Papuan residents burned shops and vehicles after a police raid killed an independence activist. (EPA Photo) Mimika, Papua. A senior member of the Mimika Legislative Council called on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) […]
theverge.com Ben Popper Shawn Sarver took a deep breath and stared at the bottle of Listerine on the counter. “A minty fresh feeling for your mouth… cures bad breath,” he repeated to himself, as the scalpel sliced open his ring finger. His left arm was stretched out on […]
theregister.co.uk Iain Thomson The latest list from Forbes of the 100 most powerful women on the planet suggests that the technology industry is leading the way in promoting sexual equality, contributing 15 per cent of the spots overall and a quarter of the top 20 positions. The technology […]
wired.com Spencer Ackerman International Security Assistance Force Commander U.S. Marine Corps General John Allen visits Forward Operating Base Farah, August 11, 2012. Photo: ISAF/Flickr General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said he still doesn’t know why at least 10 NATO troops have died in the […]
stratrisks.com Source: Gizmag Once the preserve of science fiction, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have advanced to the point where they can even be found in novelty headwear, which only makes an achievement of an international team of scientists more frightening. Using an off-the-shelf Emotiv BCI costing only a few hundred […]
rt.com Photo source —————– Ecuador does not fear US revenge for granting asylum to Julian Assange. Despite America’s power in the world, it is not Ecuador’s “father or teacher to punish us,” the country’s foreign minister said exclusively to RT Spanish host Eva Golinger. “We don’t think that […]
guardian.co.uk Naomi Wolf If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newsletters Tom Cruise as John Anderton in the futuristic film Minority Report, where the advertisements use recognition technology to call out to the shoppers. Photograph: Allstar/20th […]
rawstory.com Arturo Garcia A video published Monday by the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the man responsible for arming and training members of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s did so while acting as a federal informant. According to reporter Seth Rosenfeld, Richard Aoki was approached […]
forbes.com Clare O’Connor All 141 square miles of Larry Ellison’s latest purchase, Lanai. Image via Wikipedia. Oracle founder Larry Ellison is no stranger to the good life. The third richest person in America (sixth in the world) has bought his fair share of flashy toys over the years. […]
wnd.com Bob Unruh Software billionaire Bill Gates, who previously has advocated the reduction of the human population through the use of vaccines, and his wife Melinda marked the 100th year since the First International Eugenics Congress in London with a “family planning” summit with abortionists and the United […]
aljazeera.com Interior minister accuses rival neighbour of fabricating messages threatening revenge attacks on indigenous communities. India has accused Pakistan of fabricating threatening bulk messages that triggered panic among migrant workers in southern Indian cities. Thousands of people hailing from indigenous communities in the northeastern state of Assam fled Bangalore and […]
sciencedaily.com Two new species of owls have been discovered in the Philippines, and an MSU researcher played a key role in confirming their existence. (Top left: Cebu Hawk owl. Bottom right: Camiguin Hawk owl.) (Credit: Courtesy of Oriental Bird Club: original painting by John Gale)
dprogram.net (Infowars) – We are free only to worship the state and be quiet debt slaves.
rt.com Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies living near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The gruesome discovery has led scientists to fear that the leaking radiation could affect other species.
rudaw.net ADIB ABDULMAJID The people of Efrin attend the opening of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) office in their city. Photo from loqmanafrin. AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – As rifts between different factions of the Syrian opposition have deepened and no unified agenda has been declared, many Kurdish activists consider […]
upi.com OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Police in the Czech Republic said they arrested a man suspected of planning a similar attack to that of Anders Behring Breivik in Norway. The 29-year-old man, whose name was not reported, was detained about a week ago in Ostrava, […]
rawstory.com Eric W. Dolan The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a middle school for allegedly violating the Constitution and federal law by segregating classes by sex. Van Devender Middle School in West Virginia implemented a single-sex education program at the start of the 2010-2011 […]
huffingtonpost.com Dominique Mosbergen A topless activist was captured on camera on Friday while chainsawing a crucifix in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Inna Shevchenko, 22, told RBK News she tore down the symbol in support of the members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Shevchenko, of the […]
theregister.co.uk Phil Muncaster Iron-Man style DIY effort has man grasping again Plucky Chinese gent Sun Jifa showed the world exactly what persistence, and a rudimentary knowledge of welding and prosthetics, can do when it emerged this week that he built his own bionic hands after accidentally blowing the […]
lewrockwell.com Joel Poindexter Those who vote in presidential elections often describe the action as being part of their civic duty; it’s something every good citizen must do. Others consider voting to be a right, and elections are something which every American should participate in. After all, they remind […]