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  • An Apology for the Internet -- from the People Who Built It

    04/14/2018 4:47:19 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 74 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 4/14/2018 | Slashdot
    "Those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created," argues a new article in New York Magazine titled "The Internet Apologizes". Today, the most dire warnings are coming from the heart of Silicon Valley itself. The man who oversaw the creation of the original iPhone believes the device he helped build is too addictive. The inventor of the World Wide Web fears his creation is being "weaponized." Even Sean Parker, Facebook's first president, has blasted social media as a dangerous form of psychological manipulation. "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he lamented recently...
  • Pope Warns World Is One Step Away From Nuclear War

    01/20/2018 8:21:07 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 41 replies
    OANN ^ | 1/15/18 | Philip Pullella
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”. His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea. Asked if he was worried about the possibility of nuclear war, Pope Francis said: “I think we are at the very limit. I am really afraid of this....
  • Pope Francis Condemns "Inhuman" Paris Terror Attacks As Part Of "Piecemeal Third World War"

    11/14/2015 7:26:38 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 13 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11/14/15 | Zerohedge
    Pope Francis said "war is madness," just over a year ago while condemning the idea of war in God's name, and today, in a succinct but notably unforgiving and emotional statement, Francis reiterated his previous warning that a "piecemeal" World War III has already begun and, as he previously stated, the international community would be justified in using force to stop what he called "unjust aggression" by Islamic State militants.
  • What Do You Know About The News? Take The Quiz

    09/07/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 142 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 9/7/2013 | Pew Research
    Test your awareness of current events and compare against national polling data
  • In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up

    04/06/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 18 replies ^ | 3-28-2012 | Sharon Begley
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer -- a high proportion of them from university labs -- are unreliable, with grim consequences for producing new medicines in the future.
  • Have RIM, Nokia & Apple provided Indian Military with backdoor access to cellular comm?

    01/08/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 7 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 1-6-12 | Manan Kakkar
    In exchange for mobile presence in India, RIM, Nokia and Apple have allegedly provided backdoor access for the Indian intelligence to spy on communication. On January 6th reports of Symantec (makers of Norton Anitvirus) being hacked surfaced. The group of hackers behind the attack were from India.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Bernanke: Operation Empire State Rebellion Resumes Attack On Fed Chairman

    06/12/2011 8:15:36 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 4 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/11/11 | Tyler Durden
    Operation Empire State Rebellion is back. Perhaps in the aftermath of the IMF "very major breach" by anonymous hackers, it is really time to make sure all external access points to FedWire and FedLine are truly safe and sound. It will be very sad if it is uncovered that this source of externally accessible portal to hundreds of billions in emergency Fed funding has been somehow compromised. Just imagine the loss of confidence in the system... Why, a global distributed attack would really stretch the Fed's 1,200-strong police force quite thin.
  • The Real Crisis That Will Soon Hit the US

    02/19/2011 6:13:52 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 183 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/18/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    Forget stocks, the real crisis is coming… and it’s coming fast.   Indeed, it first hit in 2008 though it was almost entirely off the radar of the American public. While all eyes were glued to the carnage in the stock market and brokerage account balances, a far more serious crisis began to unfold rocking 30 countries around the globe.   I’m talking about food shortages.   Aside from a few rice shortages that were induced by export restrictions in Asia, food received little or no coverage from the financial media in 2008. Yet, food shortages started riots in over...
  • It’s How You Play the Game: The Fate of Western Civilization and Grade-School Soccer

    11/07/2010 5:48:53 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 23 replies
    PajamsMedia ^ | 11/7/2010 | Barry Rubin
    It‘s something of a stretch to compare a soccer game among eleven-year-old boys with the fate of the democratic world, but I’ve always managed to see big issues in small things. My son is playing on a local soccer team which has lost every one of its games, often by humiliating scores. The coach is a nice guy, but seems an archetype of contemporary thinking: he tells the kids not to care about whether they win, puts players at any positions they want, and doesn’t listen to their suggestions. He never criticizes a player or suggests how a player could...
  • News from Tennessee (Vanity)

    11/02/2010 8:19:00 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 14 replies
    GOP's Bill Haslam wins governor's race Republican and political newcomer Julia C. Hurley rode her political party’s wave to victory tonight, edging out veteran Democrat incumbent Dennis Ferguson for the 32nd House District seat. Ferguson held the seat for 18 years. Republican Chattanooga attorney Chuck Fleischmann has won the 3rd District congressional seat. Republicans took three Democratic seats tonight to take control of the Tennessee congressional delegation for the first time in nearly a decade.
  • Survey of Consumers Thomson Reuters / University of Michigan

    10/30/2010 7:31:56 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 15 replies
    University of Michigan ^ | 10/28/2010 | Richard Curtin
    Confidence in government economic policies has fallen to the lowest level since the closing months of the Bush presidency, with just 11% of consumers holding favorable evaluations of Obama’s policies. Although mid-term elections primarily respond to local rather than national issues, residents of nearly all local areas expressed economic discontent. It would not be surprising for confidence to rebound after the election; it would be surprising if those gains proved to be more than temporary. If the lame duck Congress does not immediately pass an extension of the Bush tax cuts, not even deep discounts will secure modest gains in...
  • DXZ Flash Crash Detonates Entire Currency Complex

    10/23/2010 6:41:35 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 34 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2010 | Tyler Durden
    And now, for that Friday night bomb, when nuking stocks has a tad too much of a Waddell and Reed 'amateur hour' aftertaste, the only alternative - destroy the entire currency market. If this crash in the DXY (seen below) had happened during regular hours, apparently driven not by the dollar but by DXY component EUR (there was no comparable move in other USD pairs), it would have created a complete market collapse. Luckily it happened an hour after close. Weekend collapse averted. And a quick glance at the other pairs shows that the GBP and CHF were solidly impacted...
  • Evidence Accumulates for Links Between Marijuana and Psychosis

    05/07/2010 5:38:21 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 57 replies · 1,056+ views
    Medscape ^ | 03/26/2010 | Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH
    A number of studies in recent years have revealed complex links between marijuana use and psychotic symptoms and diagnosable psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. Although a thorough review of this broad literature is beyond the purview of this brief communication, two avenues of research will be succinctly summarized, pertaining to (1) associations between cannabis use and clinical manifestations of psychosis, and (2) the biologic plausibility of the observed links... ...Conclusion In sum, a growing body of clinical and epidemiologic research suggests significant but complex links between cannabis use and psychosis. Concurrently, ongoing neurobiologic research is revealing findings in the endocannabinoid system...
  • ObamaCare and our Debt Death Spiral

    03/28/2010 5:26:58 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 24 replies · 654+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    In an article in the Atlantic entitled “My Inflation Nightmare,” Michael Kinsley worries about the future of the economy. He fears that inflation, perhaps hyperinflation, is a likely next stage in the economic crisis. His fears contradict the respected liberal economists Paul Krugman and Larry Summers. They argue that deflation is the likely outcome... ...Mr. Kinsley should realize that it was these and similar experts that got us into this mess. Neither of these experts ever saw it coming, despite their expertise and mathematical Keynesian models. One is an ideologue and the other an employee of the administration. Does Mr....
  • Social Security: "Here It Comes"

    03/15/2010 6:47:30 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 24 replies · 1,589+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 3-15-10 | Karl Denninger
    This year, for the first time since the 1980s, when Congress last overhauled Social Security, the retirement program is projected to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes -- nearly $29 billion more. In a world where we talk about trillions, this doesn't sound like much. But it's not the amount that's the problem - it's the direction. For decades government has cooked its books by stealing the Social Security taxes you pay. This was the infamous "lock box" debate had during Gore's campaign. Too bad Mr. "the world's getting hotter so I have to live in...
  • Production of key radioisotopes continues at ORNL

    01/03/2010 7:16:44 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 1 replies · 274+ views ^ | 1-3-2010 | Frank Munger
    OAK RIDGE - Production of radioisotopes, a signature mission at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since the 1940s, is making a comeback of sorts. Last year, there was virtually no money available for the work at ORNL while the government's isotopes program was reviewed and reorganized at Department of Energy headquarters in Washington. Production of some radioactive elements - notably californium-252, which was in short supply - got put on hold in Oak Ridge during a situation that some characterized as a bureaucratic crisis. As 2009 came to a close, however, the supply of californium, a radioisotope with uses ranging from...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    01/02/2010 6:43:19 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 50 replies · 2,777+ views
    RasmussenReports ^ | 1/2/10 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, released Thursday, shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18
  • 2009-10 Bowl Schedule

    12/06/2009 4:32:52 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 104 replies · 4,003+ views
    sports illustrated ^ | 12/6/09 | sportsillustrated
    2009-10 Bowl Schedule
  • Georgia Tech over Wake Forest in OT! 30-27 (Vanity)

    11/07/2009 4:27:32 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 21 replies · 589+ views
    A major heart thumper, GT now 9-1 (6-1 in ACC) Looks to win ACC, major bowl bid Unashamed Georgia Tech Vanity
  • The Global Debt Crisis is Destroying the Economic Structure

    10/25/2009 7:15:56 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 6 replies · 623+ views
    Marketoracle ^ | 10/24/2009 | Bob Chapman
    The charade in NYC and Washington goes on. There is no question that our government is controlled by the unelected that lurks behind the scenes or are appointed as bureaucrats to run our country. It was never more evident than when administrations changed last January. Team A replaced Team B, all of whom just happen to be members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group. There is no debate. There is only one plan and that is for one-world government. These are the Illuminists who will Shepard us into final bondage. This is what...