Thursday, January 31, 2019
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North Koreans ordered to produce impossible amount of human manure every day to help save agriculture
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Ten Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Fwd: China weapons tech
An unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency says Beijing has made enormous military strides in recent years, thanks partly to domestic laws forcing foreign partners to divulge technical secrets in exchange for access to China's vast market.
As a result of "acquiring technology by any means available," China now is at the leading edge on a range of technologies, including with its naval designs, with medium- and intermediate-range missiles, and with hypersonic weapons -- where missiles can fly at many times the speed of sound and dodge missile-defense systems.
"The result of this multifaceted approach to technology acquisition is a PLA (People's Liberation Army) on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world," states the report, entitled "China Military Power."
"In some areas, it already leads the world."
Beijing has said it will not hesitate to use force if Taipei formally declares independence, or in the case of external intervention -- including by the United States, the island's most powerful unofficial ally.
"The biggest concern is that as a lot of these technologies mature... (China) will reach a point where internally within their decision-making they will decide that using military force for a regional conflict is something that is more imminent," the official said on condition of anonymity.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film)
Monday, January 14, 2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
RIGHT TO REMAIN PRIVATE
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
When Can the Police Search Your Car at the Roadside? Lehto's Law
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Comedians, canaries and coalmines - YouTube
Good for a laugh
Friday, January 4, 2019
Rashida Tlaib's profanity-laced declaration about Trump impeachment
End of the world 1948 made
Taken together, these decisions of 1948 yielded the building blocks of an international order arranged, on the Western side of the Iron Curtain and that bloc's allies, by nation-states organized along the lines of national, ethnic and religious identities, where goods trade freely across borders, basic norms safeguard the well-being of minority groups, and of individuals, irrespective of their group identity or whether they belonged to any group at all. While not every state adhered to this model, those that did were committed to enforcing it; when necessary by force.
That, in outline, is the essential worldview emerging from the anniversaries of 1948 and the argument for that vision's preservation. This is what we mean when we talk about the liberal international order now so desperately under siege
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Economist Ha-Joon Chang on why Taxation is Not Theft