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What Will It Take for America to Wake Up to the Horrifying Reality of US Warfare?

Andrew J. BacevichThe great majority of the American people remain studiously indifferent to the charade being played out before their eyes.The post …

Harvey Weinstein

Is anyone ever wrong anymore?

A recent whim prompted me to reread Stephen Ambrose's "To America," a collection of reflections on the historian's craft and many of the topics and individuals Ambrose wrote about during his prolific career. The book might have been titled "Second Thoughts," because virtually every chapter …

Pulling Iron From Brain May Offer Hope in Alzheimer’s Fight

To curb the dementia epidemic, focus is shifting to one of the most abundant elements on Earth: iron.<p>The familiar metal is key to numerous brain …

57% of net neutrality comments submitted to FCC appear to be fake

(<i>Reuters</i>) — More than half of the 21.7 million public comments submitted to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission about net neutrality this year used temporary or duplicate email addresses and appeared to include false or misleading information, the Pew Research Center said on Wednesday.<p>FCC …

All the Business Wisdom You Need From 4 Famous Entrepreneurs

Combine the knowledge of the greatest entrepreneurs with your own hard earned lessons.<p>There's a lot of deification of entrepreneur "personalities." The truth is that a few entrepreneurs, in my opinion, are probably luckier than good. But, some of the praise and deification is warranted. There have …

Entrepreneurship

Oh yes, the robots are definitely coming for our jobs

A study from the McKinsey Global Institute claims that between 400 and 800 million people worldwide could have their jobs replaced by automation by …

Vitaly M. Golomb: Eastern Europe Has A Classic Brain Drain Problem

• Home<br>• INTERVIEWS<br>• Vitaly M. Golomb: Eastern Europe Has A Classic Brain Drain Problem<p>INTERVIEWS<p><b>He travels 20-30 countries a year as a speaker and early</b> …

21 occupations of the future

In a new report, Cognizant, the IT services firm, identifies 21 jobs that, given economic and commercial trends, people could reasonably be expected …

Trends

Bitcoin Surges Past $11,000 as Bubble Warnings Can't Cool Market

Bitcoin surpassed $11,000 in a matter of hours after hitting the $10,000 milestone, taking this year’s price surge to almost 12-fold as buyers …

Science has outgrown the human mind

<i>The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and… attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either</i> …

Oklahoma congressman: It's 'bull crap' that constituents pay my salary

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Oklahoma congressman is facing scrutiny after a video posted Monday showed him telling constituents at a town hall that they do not pay his salary.<p>"You say you pay for me to do this? That's bull crap. I pay for myself," Rep. Markwayne Mullin told constituents at a town hall in Jay, …

This Smart Doorbell Was Accidentally Sending Data To China, Until People Started Freaking Out

Earlier this month, some owners of a smart doorbell – a security camera and intercom device for the front door — found out that their gadget was sending tiny packets of data to somewhere it shouldn’t: China.<p>The doorbell, made by Los Angeles-based startup Ring, is supposed to send user video and …

Tillerson's email alias was prompted by business needs, Exxon says

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), used an alias for emails with employees and board members because his primary account was jammed with too many messages, the oil company said on Tuesday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State Rex …

Rex Tillerson

Trump Advisor Messaged Alleged DNC Hacker During Campaign

Republican strategist Roger Stone, a longtime associate and former campaign advisor to Donald Trump, has confirmed to several outlets that he …

Why Texas is Texas: A gerrymandering case cuts to the core of the state's transformation

Civil rights groups descended on a San Antonio courthouse Monday to challenge the constitutionality of the state's current redistricting maps and accuse Republican legislators of deliberately drawing them to dilute the voting power of minorities.<p>The trial is only the latest round in a long-running …

Civil Rights

Russian Spying: U.S. Officials Concerned Kaspersky Lab May Be Compromised By Russian Government

U.S. officials are concerned that Russian spies may attempt to target Americans and U.S.-based systems using Kaspersky lab, a Russia-based …

Over-confident people fool others into believing they are smarter than they really are, finds study

People with an inflated view of their own abilities are more likely to succeed at work - and could partially explain banking collapses and other disasters<p>People who are overconfident fool others into believing they are more talented than they really are, according to a study.<p>Researchers said those …

A font that automatically censors NSA “spook” words as they are written

Do you dare install this font on your computer?<p>The new font called <i>Seen</i> automatically crosses out words flagged in the list of sensitive “spook words” monitored by the National Security Agency (NSA). According to research by its creator, the NSA monitors about 30,000 trigger words and the UK spy …

Surveillance

Why The Media Lies So Much

<i>Submitted by Fred Elliott via Salina.com,</i>I recently read an article on <i>rt.com</i> written by Cynthia McKinney, the first black woman elected to the …

Here’s why people on Twitter think Melania Trump was replaced by a body double — and why they’re wrong

A crazy new conspiracy theory about the First Lady has recently gotten the attention of the Internet. Some Facebook and Twitter users seem to think that Melania Trump has been replaced by a body double after a recent TV appearance. The images have sparked a heated debate and, of course, plenty of …