Israel is the world’s biggest exporter of military drones, used around the world for everything from surveillance to precision rocket attacks on speeding cars in remote locales. Israel’s drone program hasn’t stirred as much controversy as its American counterpart, but not because their targeted killings are any less fatal. VICE sent Simon Ostrovsky to a […]
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Imagine a world in which illogical statements would be automatically nullified and prosecuted. A government would legislate a law saying that an organization – call it corporation, company or municipality – enjoys in the eye of the law the status of a person and … swishhhhh, the Logical Police would appear like Rambo in Vietnam […]
Due to circumstances beyond my control (hackers using sql-injections), we have had to ditch the old deliberation theme as it has become fatally corrupted. I know this is annoying for everyone who has grown used to it, but really there is no way of going back. There were other underlying problems with the old theme […]
The creator of Bitcoin– who I think he is, and why.
The Festo company has just released a dragonfly drone called the BionicOpter, with carbon fibre wings that beat at 20 seconds a second, it is truly awe inspiring copy of the real natural wonder of a dragonfly. The technical specs are as follows. Wingspan of 63 cm Weight 175 grams remote control via smart phone […]
As technology allows machines to make their own decisions, warfare will become bloodier – and less accountable. –George Monbiot Relatively little has appeared in the mainstream media about recent drone warfare. Following 9/11, the development and use of drones has been a major military goal for both the U.S. and the U.K. A prime justification […]
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Hezbollah confirms sending drone into Israeli airspace Sayyed Nasrallah: Drone Is Ours, It Won’t Be the Last… October 11, 2012 by occupiedpalestine Note occpal: This post will be updated with the transcript and video of the speech as soon as available. Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah (file photo) PRESSTV | Thu Oct […]
The Jerusalem Post reported a religious call from a rabbi who declared the I-Phone “impure”: I wrote about this story only two days ago, speculating on the eventual outcome. “A rabbi in Bnei Brak, known as “the preacher of uprightness,” invited dozens of his students to an iPhone-smashing ceremony at a synagogue in the city’s […]
In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss tuning in, dropping out and the modern day opting out. They also talk about ‘high value’ customers being fast tracked at Heathrow in the name of expediency; while in the US poor people are fast tracked into a private debt collectors’ kickback scheme with the help […]
This article by Paul Rogers was originally published at www.opendemocracy.net under a Creative Commons licence. * * * *There are striking connections across decades and enmities in the evolving methods of armed warfare. In particular, non-state actors will soon be deploying versions of the armed-drones now wielded by western powers. * * * * The […]
Once every few decades, one can enjoy a rare moment of intellectual delight, when something suspected right during the entire period but that was opposed to mainstream views, is found to be true. Many years ago, I was performing my third rotational research at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Since the establishment is interdisciplinary in […]
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I have written over the years about the encroaching surveillance state, the spread of CCTV and the increasing use of drones in our skies. When the North East of England introduced talking CCTV cameras that could bark orders at passing pedestrians in 2008, I thought that we were fast approaching the reductio ad absurdum point — and indeed this subject has raised a wry laugh from audiences […]