The Obama Admin.: All Your Privacy and All Your Stuff Belong to Us
March 22, 2012 Press Release WARNING!!!
Mysterious Rumblings in Sooke Bring Down a Barn
Mysterious booms baffle officials in Wisconsin...
Iran vows retaliation ‘on the same level’ if attacked, while
U.S. explores ways to apply more pressure
In the face of aggression from the United States or Israel, Iran
will attack to defend itself, Iran’s most powerful figure, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei said on Tuesday. “We do not have nuclear weapons and we will not build
them but in the face of aggression from the enemies, whether from America or the
Zionist regime, to defend ourselves we will attack on the same level as the
enemies attack us,” Khamenei said live on television. “Americans are making a
grave mistake if they think by making threats they will destroy the Iranian
nation,” he said in his annual speech to mark Nowruz, the Iranian New Year.
Israel and the United States have threatened military action against Iran unless
it abandons nuclear activities which the West suspects are intended to develop
nuclear weapons. Further talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of...
U.S. IRS recruits new ‘SWAT team’ to fight tax dodge tricks
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is staffing up with
high-powered talent to crack down on companies shifting profits from country to
country to lower their tax bills, a hot strategy the agency has targeted before
with only limited success. The IRS showed its elevated concern on the issue,
known as “transfer pricing,” last May by hiring Samuel Maruca to fill the newly
created post of transfer pricing director. He has since brought aboard
specialists from Big Four audit firms KPMG and Ernst & Young, as well as law
firm Mayer Brown and...
Moody's downgrades Detroit's debt
Detroit — Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday issued two
downgrades to the city's tax debt that illustrate Detroit's weakening fiscal
condition as it fights to stave off a stake takeover, The Detroit News has
learned. The city received a downgrade to B2 from Ba3 for its $553.1 million in
outstanding general obligation unlimited tax debt and also a downgrade to B3
from B1 for the $486.4 million in outstanding general obligation limited tax
debt. Both ratings fell two points. Moody's also downgraded the Detroit
Retirement Systems Funding Trust from Ba3 to...
DAVID TICE: Gold Will Surge To $2,500 And The S&P 500 Will Plunge To 1,000
Obama's Education Dept. partners with Soros
The Department of Education has partnered with billionaire George
Soros’ Open Society Institute to promote a global education initiative that
seeks “a world where each and every person on Earth can access and contribute to
the sum of all human knowledge.” Education Secretary Arne Duncan kicked off a
$25,000 “Why Open Education Matters” competition that will give a cash prize for
UFO deployed to Afghanistan?
Forget “The X-Files.” This is “The Afghanistan-Files.” A recently
filed report on a UFO tracking website discusses an alleged sighting at Camp
Leatherneck in Helmand province. The report, submitted Feb. 26 by an unknown
individual, describes an event on or about Feb. 7, 2010, when seven equally
spaced lights were spotted in the sky. Through the duration of the sighting,
none of the lights appeared to move or change. The report states that the lights
were at a high altitude and didn’t blink, move or make any noise. The witness
was sitting in his office...
Video showing TSA pat-down of toddler in wheelchair goes viral
New York: A two-year-old video posted to YouTube on Saturday shows
a young boy in a wheelchair being patted down by security officials at a US
airport. The video was posted by the child's father and has gathered more than
100,000 views already, according to different US news websites. This episode
happened before the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) changed
guidelines for child screenings.
The camera that sees round corners: Incredible video shows MIT laser
technology that 'bounces' light off hidden objects
The first camera that can see round corners has been shown off by
MIT researchers. People lurking behind a wall - or buried after an earthquake -
can clearly be seen in 3D using the camera, which fires ultrafast laser pulses
at walls 'behind' the area that can't be seen, to capture a ghostly 3D
reflection. The technique is similar to using a mirror to see round a corner -
but instead of a mirror, the 'reflection' is reconstructed from laser light that
scatters back off a wall. The camera 'times' the beams of light as they bounce
back to its sensors,..
Sweden cash-free? It's getting there.Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661. Now it's come farther than most on the path toward getting rid of them. "I can't see why we should be printing bank notes at all anymore," says Bjoern Ulvaeus, former member of 1970's pop group ABBA, and a vocal proponent for a world without cash. The contours of such a society are starting to take shape in this high-tech nation, frustrating those who prefer coins and bills over digital money. In most Swedish cities, public buses don't accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased...
Amazon.com to Acquire Manufacturer of Robotics
'---Why Amazon bought a robot army