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$1 Trillion Spent on US Police State Since 9/11 -- If they 'Hated Our Freedom,' They Must Love Us Now

Never let a tragedy go unused. This mantra of the State is as strong today as it was the day after 9/11.<p>As 9/11 was used to invade and occupy Iraq …

Homeland Security

George Soros Said: 'I'm Going to Bring Down the U.S. by Funding Black Hate Groups'?

CLAIM<p>George Soros said that he funded the Black Lives Matter movement because he wanted to 'bring down the United States' and 'the black community is …

Let’s stop the obsession over income inequality!

One of the many things that seems to trouble most people around the world today is income inequality. Organisations like Oxfam have been very vocal …

Income Inequality

Consciousness and Downward Causation

For many people, the phenomenon of consciousness is the best evidence we have that there must be something important missing in our basic physical …

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Paris police arrest three women suspected of planning attack

Interior minister says there had been a ‘race against time’ to catch the women after car packed with gas cylinders found near cathedral<p>Three radicalised young women who French authorities say were probably preparing “new and imminent violent action” have been arrested at a railway station south …

Nigeria facing 'a famine unlike any we have ever seen'

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children …

Africa

The Government Is Going To Have A Way Easier Time Hacking Your Computer After December 1

Sen. Ron Wyden will go to the Senate floor Thursday to try and force a debate on a court rule that allows for widespread government hacking.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A last-ditch effort to stop a rule change in the federal court system that would vastly increase the ability of the government to hack into …

North Dakota governor calls in National Guard ahead of pipeline ruling

(Reuters) - North Dakota’s governor activated 100 National Guard troops on Thursday ahead of an expected ruling by a federal judge on a Native American tribe’s request to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline that has drawn fierce opposition and protests.<p>Protestors raise their fists in …

North Dakota

5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry

The recent integration of two military contractors into a $10 billion behemoth is the latest in a wave of mergers and acquisitions that have …

Surveillance

Instagram has a drug problem

Instagram has ushered in a golden age for the drug trade.<p>You read that correctly: Thousands of accounts — perhaps many more — are currently selling marijuana, prescription pills, ecstasy, and other narcotics in the Internet equivalent of an open-air drug market. It operates like the notorious Silk …

Dad can use Facebook to serve child support papers, judge rules

Maybe this is why some teens think Facebook is for old people: a New York father just got permission to use the social network to notify his ex-wife …

Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

Apple's latest mobile operating system — iOS 8 — is now available, and with it, a new technical hurdle for law enforcement. The company says it will be technologically impossible to access data on phones and iPads running iOS 8, because it won't allow user pass codes to be bypassed.<p>Our phones, of …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

VAM Alarm Bracelet – Silent Vibrating Personal Alarm Clock

Having trouble waking up? or being woken up by other early birds in the house? <b>VAM</b>, a bracelet Vibrating Alarm System has been specially designed for …

Financial astrology: can the stars affect stocks?

Financial astrologers believe the position of the planets can make a share price plummet. Why do many traders trust them?<p><b>It was the early Sixties, and Arch Crawford was an ambitious</b> young trader working at Merrill Lynch. Raised in the regional backwater of Raleigh, North Carolina, he was determined …

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Design

Rocket Mass Stove Burns Tiny Amounts of Wood, Heats for Well Over 12 Hours

From ingenious strategies to cut your heating bill in half to video instructions on how to kill a chicken, Paul Wheaton has produced some wonderful …

Experimental Website Lets You Download Amazing House Blueprints for Free

Hiring a world-class architect is something not many people can afford. Like high fashion or expensive art, the closest most of us will get to …