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Pentagon Puts Kibosh on Guantanamo Closure


In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to take detainee Tariq Ba Odah to their country. If they succeeded, the transfer would mark a small step toward realizing President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the prison before he leaves office.



32 Years in Prison for Facebook Like

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves as he returns from the Grand Palace to Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on December 5, 2011 on his 84th birthday. Thailand's king, the world's longest reigning monarch, left the hospital where he has been staying for more than two years and addressed his subjects to mark his 84th birthday.     AFP PHOTO / Pairoj (Photo credit should read PAIROJ/AFP/Getty Images)

If a doctored image mocking Thailand’s king crops up on your Facebook timeline, liking it can be very costly.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves as he returns from the Grand Palace to Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on December 5, 2011 on his 84th birthday. Thailand’s king, the world’s longest reigning monarch, left the hospital


Pentagon Nabbed for Spending $150 Million on Creature Comforts

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Head of oversight body Sigar asks why US government staff accommodated in special private ‘villas’ instead of staying on defence or diplomatic bases

John Sopko, head of Sigar, has questioned $150m spent on US staff accommodation in Afghanistan. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

The Pentagon lavished nearly $150m of taxpayer money on villas with private security,


Alleged: U.S. Taking Credit for Russian Attacks on ISIS?

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The U.S. media can not seem to agree with itself if Russia is giving ISIS an airforce or if Russia pounds ISIS with the biggest bomber raid in decades. Such confusion occurs when propaganda fantasies collide with the observable reality.

To bridge such a divide requires some fudging.

So when the U.S. claims to act


Believe it: The Russian 23mm Space Cannon


Last month, a Russian military show, Voennaya Priemka, revealed one of the biggest secrets of the Soviet Union’s 1970s space program: the R-23M Space Cannon. A defensive weapon designed to counter the threat of American anti-satellite weapons, the R-23M was a 23-millimeter automatic cannon that could be fired in the vacuum of space.



Kim Dotcom: A Private Impenetrable Internet?

Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom is building his own private internet, allegedly safe from the prying eyes of surveillance authorities.

Kim Dotcom hopes to build his own “impenetrable” internet

MegaNet will rely on people’s unused processing power on their phones and laptops, and allow them to donate bandwidth to the service.

“The more people that install the


Guatemala Elects Comedian as President


This Sunday, Guatemala held the final round of its presidential election. Jimmy Morales, a television comedian with no political experience and no real policy platform, won with 70 percent. Just six months ago, Morales was commanding less than 1 percent in polls.

Morales’s simple campaign slogan — “not corrupt, not


Saudi Prince Busted for Dealing Drugs, Possessed Tons!

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Saudi Arabian Prince and four others detained after fenethylline pills were confiscated before they were loaded into a private jet in Beirut.

Beirut Airport

A Lebanese official says Beirut airport authorities have foiled one of the country’s largest drug smuggling attempts, seizing two tonnes of the amphetamine fenethylline before they were loaded on to


Millions of Fish Discovered “Beached”

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The discovery was made by local people two days ago on Sandy Bay in the Maherees, an island near Castlegregory on the Dingle Peninsula.

Kevin Flannery Marine life specialist based in Dingle arrived to the area on the Maheres on Tralee Bay as millon411s of small fish were found dead on the


Drone Strike App Removed by Apple “Objectionable Content”


The app, created by Josh Begley, a data artist and editor at The Intercept, sends push notifications to keep users updated with drone attacks around the world. The concept, despite being a highly useful news resource, was rejected repeatedly under the name ‘Drones+’ for being “not useful or entertaining enough”.

Drone Strike


Apparently Saudi Arabia is Hurting for Cash

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The price of oil has been below $US60 a barrel all year but Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest producer, has remained quiet about how this is affecting the country’s balance sheet.

Today we got a glimpse of the country’s pain: Saudi has withdrawn between $US50 billion and $US70 billion (£33 billion to £46 billion)


Former Nobel Peace Prize Director Regrets Awarding Obama

Geir Lundestad

Geir Lundestad, who served as Director of the Nobel Institute for 25 years, wrote in a newly released memoir that although the five-strong Norwegian Nobel Committee had all agreed to give Obama the award, his record in office since receiving the prize had shown it to be a mistake.

Geir Lundestad,


Did Putin Really Phone Elton John…… Probably So

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Presidential spokesman denies conversation took place with pop star who said he wanted to speak to Russian leader about gay rights

Russian Leader Vladimir Putin and Elton John

A spokesman for Vladimir Putin has denied that the Russian president spoke by telephone to Sir Elton John, contradicting a claim by the British singer and


AR-15 Crusader: U.S. Gun Maker Devises ISIS Proof Weapon

AR-15 Crusader

A Florida gun maker has created an “ISIS-proof” assault rifle that has raised the ire of Muslim groups.

AR-15 Crusader

Designed so Islamic State militants “could not touch it,” the AR-15, made by Spike’s Tactical in Apopka, is inscribed with the biblical verse, “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for


Germany is Apparently Using Nazi-Era Concentration Camp to House Asylum Seekers

Concentration Camp at Buchenwald

Germany is housing asylum seekers in a former Nazi concentration camp, the Mail Online reported Friday.

Former Nazi Concentration Camp at Buchenwald

According to the report, 21 men reside in a building once used as the barracks of the Buchenwald concentration camp. The asylum seekers are staying there while waiting to receive


60,000 Antelope dead in 4 Days

Saiga Antelope

Steffen Zuther is a geologist and he along with and his colleagues went to central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, that is an endangered antelope and is found in the steppes. They were given the news by veterinarians in the area that there were dead antelopes on the ground.


An Interesting Yet Disturbing Progression in Artificial Intelligence

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Androids are being developed that have an uncanny resemblance to people. A pinnacle example is an android crafted by roboticist David Hanson that resembles the famous and deceased science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. What makes android Dick so remarkable isn’t so much his appearance as it is his ability to hold an intelligent conversation.


A Computer Algorithm can now Accurately (100%) Predict if you will Develop Psychosis

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A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode. Although the language of thinking is deliberate—let me think, I have to do some thinking—the actual experience of having thoughts is often passive. Ideas pop up like dandelions; thoughts occur suddenly and escape


As if Spiders weren’t bad Enough, Now they Fly


Who needs a parachute? Some tropical spiders can fly without using silk, making virtuoso dives to nearby tree trunks, scientists have discovered.

The daredevil arachnids seem to steer themselves through the air with movements of their outstretched forelegs, according to a study published August 19 in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

It’s an


UFO Footage Leaked From Homeland Security


This object definitely looks as though it could be a civilian flown drone… first.

But, then, around 2:20 into the video it enters and leaves the water several times, a maneuver that would have surely turned a drone hobbyists investment as floating irrecoverable garbage.

This obvious piece of hardware however continued merrily on it


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