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Top U.N. Official: Ban Killer Robots


Robots that can attack and kill without human direction should be banned before they come into existence, according to a senior UN official.

Lethal autonomous robotics (LARs) have not yet been created but are described as “the next major revolution in military affairs”.

The Terminator-style weapons systems could select, engage and kill


Missouri Advances Banning Federal Gun Laws

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The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced legislation Wednesday that would make it a felony to enforce any federal gun-control laws.

The House voted 117-43 to approve legislation that would prohibit the enforcement of all federal gun laws enacted after Jan. 1, 2013, either by Congress or through an executive order by President Barack


Watertown NY Declares War on Roomates

In a debate before the city council in late 2012, Mrs Cavallario had described Hartman as a good neighbor.

‘This is not a dirt bag kind of thing that I’m trying to drag my neighbors through,’ she told the governing board of her town, located 70 miles north of Syracuse.

She said she


Government Officials Exempt from Proposed Assault Weapons Legislation


Not everyone is exempted from owning military-style assault weapons under new legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Weapons used by government officials and law enforcement will not be prohibited by the law proposed by the California Democrat, which would prohibit the sale, manufacture and importation of 158


Economist: Eliminate Cats in New Zealand

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A prominent New Zealand economist has set off a firestorm by suggesting that cats should eventually be eliminated from his country, claiming they are posing a dire threat to native bird species.

Gareth Morgan, an economist and environmentalist, says that the cat is actually a “friendly neighborhood serial


First Town in U.S. to Ban Plastic Bottles


Concord is the first town in the nation where the sale of plastic water bottles is prohibited.

Concord is the first town in the nation where the sale of plastic water bottles is prohibited.F

A new year brings a controversial new law into effect in Concord: no one can sell single-serving plastic water bottles.


EU Imposes Ban on Natural Gas From Iran

Eurobloc votes in favor of tougher sanctions on Tehran in a bid to increase pressure over country’s controversial nuclear program

The European Union’s foreign ministers voted Monday on a new round of sanctions that the eurobloc will impose on Iran over its nuclear defiance.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said ahead


Banning of Mercury Fillings Recommended by European Commission


Just a few decades ago, it was completely common to go to the dentist with a cavity or two and leave with several silver-colored fillings. And while these fillings were frequently referred to as “silver,” dental professionals were referring to the color, and certainly not the contents. Those fillings are mercury, and they are


Military Bans Photography of Afghanistan Operations

It sounds like the punchline of a bad joke, but after years of dealing with photographs of troops torturing prisoners, desecrating corpses and generally behaving badly, commanders in southwestern Afghanistan have announced that they are going to solve the problem by banning photography.

The command, which covers some 36,000 troops including 15,800 US Marines,


Banning Pre-Paid Cell Phones

Former Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr notes that Faisal Shahzad’s Times Square bombing attempt might be a causus belli for the federal government to make pre-paid cell phones illegal. Excerpt:

This innocuous device, available now to virtually anyone wishing to buy a cheap cell phone useable for a limited period, represents perhaps


Guess who didn’t Ban Cluster Bombs

Over 111 Countries have put a ban on cluster bombs except: Israel, Russia, China, India, Pakistan and the U.S. Here is a short example of cluster bombs contained within a controversial Air Force Recruiting Ad.

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Cluster bombs are literally hell from above. Anyone who has seen


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