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Want Military Action? Look No Further Than Your Local Police

Increased militarization of domestic police departments has contributed to grotesque violations of Americans’ civil liberties, not to mention costing untold millions in tax dollars.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE



Flickr / derekGavey (CC-BY)

Malware ‘Worm’ Could Take Down World Internet

Since sometime in 2008, more than 12 million computers around the world have been infected by a highly encrypted “worm,” or self-updating type of malware called Conficker, that allows remote access and control of a network of those computers, essentially creating the most powerful computer in the world.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

L.A. Jails to Get Ray-Gun Technology

Los Angeles jails may become the new frontier for science-fiction weaponry after the Sheriff’s Department unveiled plans to use heat-beam ray guns in one county jail, zapping unruly inmates with a beam that “makes them feel as though they are burning.”

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 READ MORE



wlky.com

Pick a Number Between One and Six

“Between one and six.” That’s the number of nuclear weapons that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes North Korea to have, a rare public utterance on the estimated number of such weapons the Hermit Kingdom may possess.

Posted on Apr 10, 2010 READ MORE


rifle sight
abcnews.go.com

Guns 4 Jesus: Michigan Company Adds Scriptural Codes to Rifle Sights

Because nothing says “Jesus” like high-powered rifle sights, Trijicon, a Michigan-based company that makes just those military accoutrements, has been churning out sights for use by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan that are stamped with Biblical codes from the New Testament. So much for the whole “no proselytizing” rule in our nation’s armed forces.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 READ MORE


Burress
AP / Seth Wenig

Plaxico Burress Heads to the Slammer

Not two years ago, NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress was on top of his game, helping the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII in a surprise victory over the New England Patriots. On Thursday, he was on his way to jail for two years after pleading guilty in a felony weapons case.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 READ MORE


Pakistan missile
AP photo / B.K. Bangash

How Safe Are Pakistan’s Nukes?

President Barack Obama and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, will have a lot to talk about when Zardari visits the White House on Wednesday, what with al-Qaida and the Taliban stirring up trouble of late and sparking concerns over the security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

Posted on May 4, 2009 READ MORE


Reaper drone
uavinfo.com

‘Reaper’ Ready to Watch Over Iraq

One way the U.S. military could maintain a presence in Iraq, even if by proxy, in the near future is through the use of unmanned drones with foreboding names like the MQ-9 Reaper and the Predator, both of which are able to carry seriously sinister weaponry like the laser-guided Hellfire missile.

Posted on Aug 4, 2008 READ MORE


Pentagon Plans Satellite Shoot-Down

Attention, China: The U.S. military will soon be staging a bit of sky theater in trying to shoot down an inoperative American intelligence satellite. So, what does this show of atmospheric pyrotechnics have to do with China? Read on.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008 READ MORE


Iran nuclear program
payvand.com

U.S. Report:  Iran Halted Nuclear Weapons Program in  ‘03

A new report released by American intelligence officials profoundly contradicts President Bush’s claims on the Iran nuclear threat and casts his “World War III” fear-mongering in a dubious light.  The National Intelligence Estimate’s declassified assessment, compiled from 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, says Iran actually halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 “in response to international pressure.”

Posted on Dec 3, 2007 READ MORE


Iran uranium plant
AP photo / Vahid Salemi

Iran Reaches Nuke Landmark

Iran is another step closer to reaching its long-term nuclear goals, now that 3,000 centrifuges are up and running as part of its uranium enrichment program.  Some experts in the West say 3,000 centrifuges technically could be sufficient to produce a nuclear weapon within a year.

Posted on Nov 7, 2007 READ MORE


Silent Guardian
raytheon.com

Raytheon’s New ‘Silent Guardian’ Brings the Pain

Reporting on cutting-edge new military gadgetry gives this UK journalist, the Daily Mail’s Michael Hanlon, an unpleasant dose of the reality of modern warfare—and leads him to wonder about the significance, and possible uses of, Raytheon’s new “Silent Guardian” mega-zapper.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 READ MORE


Bush Marks His Territory in Space

Bush’s new space policy, the first major overhaul in 10 years, reserves the right to prevent access to space to anyone “hostile to U.S. interests.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Bush and Clinton
Left: forbes.com/Right: time.blogs.com

Bush Blames Clinton Again

George W. Bush, retreating to familiar ground, has blamed the Clinton administration for North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.  But the official who brokered the Clinton-era deal with North Korea called the idea “ludicrous,” and defended his efforts.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


United Nations: U.S. Making Inflated Iranian Nuke Claims

A United Nations committee is bitterly complaining that parts of a U.S. House report on Iran’s nuclear capabilities are “outrageous and dishonest.”
Brain teaser: Name the last Middle Eastern country which America dubiously claimed was developing nuclear weapons, and whose name starts with the letters I-R-A…

Posted on Sep 14, 2006 READ MORE


mushroom cloud
From mda.mil

America and Iran: Three Nuclear Ironies

The United States is apparently considering the use of nuclear weapons to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. How can we contemplate nuking people who might nuke people to show that nuking people is wrong? A veteran nuclear weapons expert at Physicians for Social Responsibility unpacks the apocalyptic irony.

Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


Mr. Fish Animation

Mr. Fish: Democrats Craft a Winning Strategy

By Mr. Fish

Watch an original animated short by Mr. Fish on the Democratic Party’s new secret weapon for winning back the hearts and minds of the American public.

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Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE    


Randi Rhodes

Nuclear Showdown in Nevada

The government will detonate a massive amount of conventional explosives to figure out the math on a tactical nuclear weapon—perhaps to be used on Iran, warns Air America host Randi Rhodes.

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


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