We have collected these phrases in the form of a handy guide below. Note that if used properly, you can even go on to become a certain moustached celebrated columnist allowed to pontificate on the region with very little […]
Wilson’s Defense Distributed wants to catalyze a massive online catalog of weapons, similar to the user-generated encyclopedia, Wikipedia. The online blueprints, which are free and open to tinkering, have already been downloaded over 100,000 times, according to TPM.
3D printed weapons have faced harsh backlash from others in the […]
John Arquilla finds links between the hacking community and the Arab Spring – and suggests the government work with hackers instead of pointlessly persecuting them:
Over the years I have had the chance to meet and get to know several of the world’s very best hackers. What they have in common — […]
Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from working in Persian Gulf nations amid increasing concerns over abuse and exploitation.
Nepalese women are among thousands of Asians who travel to the Middle East in search […]
As IEEE Spectrum reports, you may be seeing your own personal drone on shelves soon, and the small price tag will make it accessible to everyone.
A company called Always Innovating is working on a palm-sized robot called MeCam that is capable of […]
The Atlantic calls this the most ridiculous law of 2013
ADVISORY: BY DECREE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS IT SHALL HENCEFORCE BE ORDERED THAT AMERICANS SHALL NOT UNLOCK THEIR OWN SMARTPHONES.
PENALTY: In some situations, first time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or […]
The Taliban are trained and aided by Pakistan and funded by the Saudis. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are primarily responsible for arming those cowards. The US and most of the world is allied with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia because we’re all a bunch of cowards, afraid that these terror supporting […]
Since this poster was all over Facebook yesterday, I thought I’d answer the question.
What would I do?
1. Try to keep people from panicking because panicking is the worst thing you can do in an emergency
2. Reluctantly support a war if it appeared to be necessary, then feel like an idiot […]
that set off the current conflict. This occurred on October 29th, before Hamas began lobbing bombs over the Israeli border:
“The affair reveals, once again, the Hamas leadership’s efforts both here and abroad to bolster their enterprise in the field and improve their […]
The last time the sirens went off in Tel Aviv was 20 years ago during Gulf war:
From CBS News – Explosion heard in Tel Aviv as Gaza clashes mount:
An Israeli Army spokesman says nothing landed on the ground, raising the possibility it fell in the sea, CBS […]
The Syrian government is in deep trouble and they’re doing what they usually do when they’re under stress, stirring up trouble in Lebanon and Israel.
Like Assad, and Hezbollah, Hamas is Iran’s flunky, and they’re all doing what they’re told to do. According to reports, neither side (Israel or Hamas) […]
American Citizen and self professed “freedom fighter” Matthew VanDyke was shocked when TV broadcasts in Syria labeled him a ‘terrorist,’ but he wasn’t surprised.
“I’m not the first one they’ve called a terrorist, and I won’t be the last,” he said in a recent FaceBook post…
…he fought on behalf […]
Kevin Drum, writing for Mother Jones, tries to downplay UN Ambassador Susan Rice and the administration’s incompetence following the Benghazi attacks.
So the video might have played a role. But why did UN ambassador Susan Rice put the video front and center in her Sunday morning appearances a week after the […]
Via the Telegraph: Beirut car bomb: Lebanese police intelligence chief reported dead
Wissam al-Hassan, who was in charge of a top intelligence unit, was the brain behind uncovering a recent bomb plot that led to the arrest of a pro-Syrian Lebanese politician.
An AFP photographer saw two apartment buildings devastated by the […]
Via NBC News:
Updated at 9:57 a.m. ET: BEIRUT, Lebanon –At least eight people were killed and 78 wounded by a huge blast that exploded in a street in central Beirut on Friday, a security official told NBC News, raising fears that sectarian violence raging in neighboring Syria had spread to the […]
About possible responses to acts of war in Libya and Egypt:
The people who carry the black flags and murder Americans en masse are Salafists.
The people who murdered 3,000 Americans on 9/11 were also Salafists.
Salafists failed to win the popular vote in Egypt and in Libya. Most likely they […]
Via News One
The group of hackers known as “Anonymous” has shut down several neo-Nazi websites owned by Jamie Kelso, a former John Birch Society member, assistant to David Duke and moderator for the white supremacist website, Stormfront.
“Anonymous” claims to have recovered emails from Kelso that prove that Ron Paul has […]
Mr. Derman’s particular thesis can be stated simply: Although financial models employ the mathematics and style of physics, they are fundamentally different from the models that science produces. Physical models can provide an accurate description of reality. Financial models, despite their mathematical […]
This video perfectly captures my feelings about our 18 month presidential election process:
In the past few days, NATO officials have acknowledged that social media reports contribute to their targeting process – but only after checking them against other, more reliable, sources of information.
A Twitter account with apparent links to the British […]
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