The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases

The Global Deployment of US Military Personnel Global Research Editor’s Note This important analysis and review of US military might by distinguished Canadian geographer Professor Jules Dufour and CRG Research Associate was first published by Global Research in 2007. US military presence expanded around the World has expanded dramatically in the course of the last five years. This study is largely based on data for the period 2001-2005. The Worldwide control of humanity’s economic, social and political activities is under the helm of US corporate and military power. Underlying this process are various schemes of direct and indirect military intervention. … Continue reading The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases

Rise of Machines:Can robot do your Job?

The real world has not caught up yet with “Star Wars” and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist headed to Florida this month for a Defense Department competition. Seventeen humanoid robots were be evaluated at Homestead Miami Speedway for how well they can complete tasks including getting into an all-terrain vehicle and driving it and opening doors. (AP) More…   Continue reading Rise of Machines:Can robot do your Job?

Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

We generally don’t post infographics but this one might get disinfonauts on vacation thinking about what other conspiracy theories turned out to be true. Fire away in the comments y’all…     Continue reading Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

.The same website that told employees to apply for food stamps, pawn their things and find second jobs is at it again .McResource Line advises employees to not eat deep fried food .The Golden Arches wants employees to eat salad and vegetables – minus the bacon, cheese and mayonnaise McDonald’s doesn’t think its employees should eat the food they serve. The fast food giant has advised employees to avoid meals with burgers and fries and to eat healthier options like salad and sandwiches. The advice was dispensed on the now-infamous McResource Line, the employees-only website that has told workers to … Continue reading McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

Why Economics Will Never Be a Legitimate Science

by Charles Hugh-Smith “If we expect an economic theory to behave like a theory of physics, with non-trivial predictions about the future, we’re never going to get one.” Back in August I explored Why Isn’t There a Demonstrably Correct Economic Theory?. Many commentators have noted the obvious, that economics is a pseudo-science rather than a real science: beneath the fancy quantification and math, economics is fundamentally the study of human behavior, and that complex mix of dynamics cannot be reduced to a tidy econometric model that spits out accurate predictions. One key element of science is that the results must … Continue reading Why Economics Will Never Be a Legitimate Science

The Business of the Christmas Season

Commercialism, long criticized, as a distortion of the true celebration of Christmas, has become a crucial profit component for the corporate economy. Very little observation about the religious nature of the holiday rises for reflection. Likewise, even less focus is devoted to the underlying reasons why holiday gifting has become a stable to the season. Heritage and tradition has given way to popular cultural advertisement. A disconnect between purchases of necessity and acquisitions of disposable novelties is the hallmark of the mad rush to buy needless objects. As long as the psychology of the herd and the guilt of the … Continue reading The Business of the Christmas Season

CIA’s ‘Colossal Flop’

U.S. covert human intelligence has specialized in failure. “Intelligence failure” is the get out of jail free card for the political class. If one can plausibly cite an inability of the intelligence community to provide accurate information in a timely fashion, it is possible to walk away from any disastrous policy with only minimal political damage. The 2003 invasion of Iraq is a prime example; the war was driven by the White House and Pentagon in spite of what the intelligence was actually revealing, leading to largely fabricated information being cherry picked and stovepiped through the system. This resulted in … Continue reading CIA’s ‘Colossal Flop’

How Britain exported next-generation surveillance

Thousands of cameras, millions of photographs, terabytes of data. You’re tracked, wherever you go. IT WAS A COOL, QUIET MONDAY EVENING in northeast England when the computer first told them about Peter Chapman. The clock read a little after five, and two officers from Cleveland police were cruising in their patrol car. A screen lit up next to them: the on-board computer was flashing an alert from the local police network. The message told them the target was a blue Ford Mondeo and gave them its registration number. It was only a few minutes before they came across the car … Continue reading How Britain exported next-generation surveillance

Scientists Develop an ‘Elixir’ That Reverses a Known Cause of Aging

To date, we know of only two things that can reverse the effects of aging: caloric restriction and extensive exercise. But in a recent experiment, researchers applied a new compound to 2-year old mice, causing their muscles to regenerate to 6-month old levels. Incredibly, human trials may start next year. The new compound, nicotinamide mono nucleotide (NMN), worked surprisingly quickly when tested on mice. When administered early enough in the aging process, it was found to work within one week; the muscles of older 2-year old mice were “indistinguishable” from the younger 6-month old animals. It improved muscle wastage, restored … Continue reading Scientists Develop an ‘Elixir’ That Reverses a Known Cause of Aging