Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

The Military Industrial Complex The New Age

Source:  Reuters The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. The effort has gone largely unreported, and the few publicly available details about it are buried …

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Citizenship for sale: how tycoons can go shopping for a new passport

New World Order

Source:  The Guardian Citizenship-by-investment programmes offer the super-rich an opportunity to acquire a new nationality. It’s the must-have accessory for every self-respecting 21st-century oligarch, and a good many mere multimillionaires: a second – and sometimes a third or even a fourth – passport. Israel, which helped Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich out of a spot of …

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The financial scandal no one is talking about


Source:  The Guardian In the summer of 2015, seven years after the financial crisis and with no end in sight to the ensuing economic stagnation for millions of citizens, I visited a new club. Nestled among the hedge-fund managers on Grosvenor Street in Mayfair, Number Twenty had recently been opened by accountancy firm KPMG. It …

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Trump Supports N.F.L.’s New National Anthem Policy

Seppuku (The Corporate Takeover of America)

Source:  The New York Times Seeking to end a political controversy that has embarrassed professional football, the N.F.L.’s team owners on Wednesday held that players could no longer kneel during the national anthem without leaving themselves open to punishment or their teams facing possible financial penalties. But the league also said the new policy would …

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