Sunny: KBR & Halliburton Potentially Liable for Iraq Toxic Burn Pits, Court Rules 57 Lawsuits Can Proceed

KBR and Halliburton Can Be Sued For Iraq Toxic Burn Pits, Court Rules by Fatima Hansia, CorpWatch Blog April 17th, 2014 KBR and Halliburton – two major U.S. military contractors – can be sued for the health impacts of trash incineration on U.S. soldiers who served in the war in Iraq, according to a new court decision …

Sunny: Federal Reserve Monitoring Social Sentiment…

Federal Reserve looking to monitor social media by Steve Ragan – the tech herald, Sep 27 2011, 10:45 The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) has invited companies specializing in sentiment analysis the chance to bid on a contract, which will allow the regional bank to monitor what people are saying about the Fed …

Owl: Dmitry Orlov on Ebola and Five Stages of Collapse — Financial, Commercial, Political, Social, Cultural

Dmitry Orlov on Ebola and the Five Stages of Collapse Orlov is one of the best futurists writing on society collapse, having witnessed and personally experienced the collapse of the Soviet Union. His book, Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Experience and American Prospects http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Collapse-Experience-American-Prospects/dp/0865716854, is one of the best ever written in the collapse genre and …

Stephen E. Arnold: Open Source Management – A Work in Progress

Open Source Management: A Work in Progress I have attended a couple of “open source” events over the year. Most of the attendees are male, serious, bright, and similar to the fellows in my advanced high school math class and our math club. The few women present were notable because there were so darned few …

Sepp Hasslberger: IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun by 2000X – Could be Power Solution for Entire Planet

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up …

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Below are listed recurring authors. One-time authors are easily searched for by name. Alias & Collective 4TH MEDIA – Anti-Empire Tough Love Truths from Varied Contributors BOOP, Betty – Serving Male Officer with  Sense of Humor BUCKY 2.0 – Dave Buck, Robert Steele, Frank Wennin, Alan Yelsey and Others DEFDOG – Serving Officer and Closet …

Chuck Spinney: Denial & Ignorance in America

For America, Denial Is a River in Iraq by JP Sottile, Antiwar.com, January 18, 2014 Americans don’t know much about geography. In 2006, three years into the bloody War on Iraq, 63% of Americans aged 18-24 couldn’t find the “target-rich” nation on a map. To be fair, only half could find New York State on …

SchwartzReport: US Census Findings on Languages in the USA

14 Language Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau ARIKA OKRENT – Mental Floss Language is both intimately yours, and part of what links you to a group. The U.S. has always been a melting pot but, I think, we don’t fully realize the true dimensions of this reality. This report will help give you a sense …

DefDog: Understanding Afghanistan

How to Read Afghanistan By VANESSA M. GEZARI New York Times, August 10, 2013 ON a sunny, crisp November day in 2008, three American civilians joined a platoon of United States soldiers on a foot patrol in Maiwand District, a flat, yellow patch of earth crowned by black-rock mountains in southern Afghanistan. The civilians were …

Berto Jongman: More on Israeli Control of NSA via Narus Company

Worth reading. Narus is a company, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, which provides real-time network traffic and analytics software with enterprise class spyware capabilities.[1][2] It was co-founded in Israel in 1997 by Ori Cohen, who had served as Vice President of Business and Technology Development for VDONet, an early media streaming pioneer, and …

David Swanson: US Government Abuse of “Orders of Protection” to Detain, Interrogate, and Disarm wihtout Due Process Any Peace Activists

Anti-Drone Activists Stopped at U.S. Canadian Border due to “Orders of Protection” given by court to Commander of Drone Base By Charley Bowman In mid-June, 2013, Western New York Peace Center board member Valerie Niederhoffer was stopped and interrogated for several hours at the U.S.-Canadian border when returning to the US from an afternoon doing …

John Robb: Life in a Networked Age

Life in a Networked Age Posted: 02 Mar 2013 02:08 PM PST Here’s some idle thinking for a sunny afternoon at the end of winter. To access it, let’s make a simple assumption that economics, politics, and warfare are all a function of the dominant technological substrate. A technological substrate is the family of related …

John Robb: Life in the Networked Age — P2P versus Google-zilla

Life in a Networked Age Posted: 18 Feb 2013 12:11 PM PST Here’s some idle thinking for a sunny afternoon at the end of winter. To access it, let’s make a simple assumption that economics, politics, and warfare are all a function of the dominant technological substrate. A technological substrate is the family of related …