The Humanitarian Myth

The Humanitarian Myth

In Egypt this week, another American was murdered after illegal detainment. Was it their fault? Of course not, it was ours. We continue to believe that pleading for humanitarianism will educate baboons. The best way to deal with baboon prides in battle is to let them kill each other. Don’t get in the middle. It […]

Egyptians Allow US Prisoner To Be Murdered

Egyptians Allow US Prisoner To Be Murdered

After James Lunn was misidentified by Egyptian Authorities, they scrambled to find an excuse. They then claimed he was holding a computer and maps of vital installations. We have no idea what Egypt meant or how this was any crime. Today the man was found dead, immediately after our consulate visited him. Egypt had extended […]

Food Costs Push China Inflation to 3.1 Percent

(BEIJING) — Higher food prices pushed up China’s consumer inflation in September as the government tried to keep to keep an economic recovery on track. Consumer prices rose 3.1 percent over a year earlier, government data showed Monday. That was up from August’s 2.6 percent but below the Communist Party’s 3.5 percent target for the […]

Social Security Raise to Be Among Lowest in Years

(WASHINGTON) — For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 percent, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975, according to an analysis by […]

Government shutdown talks hit snag in Senate

WASHINGTON – Talks in the Senate aimed at resolving the crisis over the federal budget hit a setback Sunday as Democrats, emboldened by GOP disarray, pushed their advantage, leading Republicans to warn against efforts to “humiliate” their party. Read more from the original source…

National Epidemic of Horrible People Pretending to Be Disabled

This trend probably won’t do much for your faith in humanity: Around the country, an increasing number of ethically challenged human beings are faking disabilities in order to snag good parking spots, cut lines at theme parks, or just bring their dogs into restaurants. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, it’s a federal crime […]

Unu Plays 3 Ways to the Android Gaming Crowd

The Android gaming market is becoming increasingly crowded, but on Thursday Sunflex announced a fresh contender: the Unu, a combination console, tablet and home entertainment device that will arrive at retail next month. The Unu offers the promise of bringing virtually any game from Google Play to the living room TV via a TV-connected dock. […]

The Winter Olympics of Russia’s Discontent

Earlier this week, a team of investigative journalists in Russia compiled a dossier suggesting that the Russian government will be embarking on an ambitious surveillance regimen for the upcoming Winter Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia, next February. In this podcast, Andrei Soldatov, one of the journalists who helped break this story, joins […]

Google’s New Rules: You’re in the Ad Game Now

Google has announced changes to its Terms of Service that will take effect Nov. 13. In short, users’ profile names and photos will be served up together with content such as reviews they share, ads they +1, comments they post, or who and what they follow. Only people users choose to share content with will […]

BlackBerry Cofounders Consider Making a Bid

BlackBerry cofounders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering buying the beleaguered company themselves, according to a filing made this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is one of the many pending possibilities for the company, which has decided to go private in order to salvage its brand and operations. Lazaridis and Fregin […]

You Can Run but You Can’t Hide on Facebook

Facebook announced Thursday that it will finish killing off the privacy setting that previously let users opt out of searches. Members of the social network used to have a privacy setting called “Who can look up your Timeline by name?” that allowed their profile to be hidden from searches within the site, even if another […]

Russia Nabs ‘Blackhole’ Hacking Suspect

Police in Russia have arrested a man suspected of masterminding a pair of famous hacking tools — the Blackhole and Cool exploit kits, favorites among cybercriminals looking to install malware. Russian authorities have been mum on the situation, but security firms have reported a decline in the programs’ use. Also, Alexander Gostev, the chief security […]

Aereo Flies Higher on Court Ruling, App News

Aereo, the upstart TV streaming company that’s giving the broadcasting industry dyspepsia, has won yet another court case against broadcasters. Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the district of Massachusetts ruled this week denying the motion of Hearst Stations, doing business as WCVB-TV, for a preliminary injunction against Aereo. WCVB-TV had […]