Blackwater Floats Private Navy To Fight Pirates

Although Blackwater temporarily lost its license to operate in Iraq, the U.S. State Department ultimately reinstated it. The company's decision to provide maritime security services reflects rising concerns in the maritime industry about sea piracy- we must not forget the world currently transports 80% of all international freight by sea.
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Survey says Israel has the worst brand in the world

A new survey published in the US Wednesday says that Israel is suffering from the worst public image among all countries of the world. "Israel's brand is by a considerable margin the most negative we have ever measured in the NBI, and comes at the bottom of the ranking on almost every question," states report author Simon Anholt.

General strike shuts down Greece

Public offices across the country were forced to close, with hundreds of thousands of people reported to have joined the nationwide strike called by private sector umbrella union GSEE and its public sector counterpart ADEDY, representing around 2.5 million people--around half of Greece's workforce.

Weaponizing the Pentagon's Cyborg Insects

Biological weapons delivered by cyborg insects. It sounds like a nightmare scenario straight out of the wilder realms of science fiction, but it could be a reality, if a current Pentagon project comes to fruition.
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'Flying syringe' mosquitos, other ideas get Gates funding

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded 100,000 dollars each on Wednesday to scientists in 22 countries including funding for a Japanese proposal to turn mosquitos into "flying syringes" delivering vaccines.
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What is 'Fascism,' exactly? Did you know they have their own symbols?
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Expect to Pay More to Eat From Now On

Food prices are only going to keep rising, and will likely never return to their prior levels, the Times newspaper has reported food experts as saying.

Pentagon Wants Packs Of Robots To Detect “Non-cooperative Humans”

The Pentagon has put out a request to contractors to develop teams of robots that can search for, detect and track “non-cooperative” humans in “pursuit/evasion scenarios”.

Copyright law could result in police state

The federal government has introduced a controversial bill (C-61) it says balances the rights of copyright holders and consumers — nothing could be further from the truth. Bill C-61 opens millions of Canadians to huge lawsuits, and will create a "police state."

US debt clock runs out of digits

The US government's debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiralling figure.
The digital counter marks the national debt level, but when that passed the $10 trillion point last month, the sign could not display the full amount.

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