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Cheap Video Technology Is Putting a Price Tag on Police Brutality

Posted on September 25, 2014

A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar […]

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Is the Terminator Coming? Reflections on Moore’s Law

Written by Gary North on September 15, 2014

Moore’s law: the number of transistors per square inch on a chip doubles every [??] months. The number of months gets shorter, decade by decade. The pace has accelerated since 1965, when Moore made his observation. It may be as low as 12 today. The cost of information keeps dropping. It gets less, decade by […]

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NSA Spying: It’s Worse Than Snowden Says, Ex-Code Breaker Reveals

Posted on July 15, 2014

William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance. On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by the Centre for […]

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How Snowden’s Revelations Have Strengthened the NSA

Written by Gary North on May 14, 2014

It has been a year since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA. I appreciate what Snowden did. His decision to leak the stolen documents has done the conservative movement an enormous favor. It has blown to smithereens the greatest single myth of conservatism: “If the American people knew about this, there would be […]

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A Jewish Farmer Has Re-Invented the Wheel

Written by Gary North on May 11, 2014

I realize that this sounds unbelievable. But it’s true. The media have covered it. There really is a Jewish farmer. He broke his pelvis in 2008. He bought a wheelchair. And he didn’t like the way it felt. It was too bumpy. So, he thought about this. What if he could design spokes that would […]

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Money Up a Rat Hole: The “Space Fence” Boondoggle

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2014

Gravity was a popular movie. It was lots of fun, except for one thing: it’s going to happen. Statistically, it’s going to happen. The governments of the world have known this for over 35 years. Maybe you have heard of the tragedy of the commons. It’s where a valuable asset is not owned. There is […]

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Nothing Like A Website That Cost $90 Million And Was Still Abandoned

Posted on April 19, 2014

Maryland has given up on its Obamacare website, but not before spending $90 million of taxpayer funding on technology, according to a cost breakdown released Friday. Of the $90 million, exchange board Chairman Joshua Sharfstein said that the marketplace spent $55 million on the website itself, The Washington Post reports. Officials opted in late March, […]

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How Loud Does Money Talk? Proposed Time Warner and Comcast Merger Could Show

Posted on April 15, 2014

A study recently released by Frontiers of Freedom suggests that in the Obama administration, money talks. The paper insists that crony capitalism is behind many of the Justice Department’s decisions when it comes to approving or rejecting mergers, and that “friends” of the Administration stand to gain enormous financial “gifts” in return for their generosity. […]

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Google’s New App Updates Reducing Consumers Privacy

Posted on April 4, 2014

The latest smartphone update released by Google sounds like it’s engineered to make your virtual life a lot simpler by logging you into all of your Google apps at once. What it actually does is track more of your personal data and allow for better targeting than ever before. In the newest Gmail app update […]

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