Crack Epidemic in South Central Los Angeles.
And this is what happens when you don’t set-up a FOB correctly. The government forces were only aware that these guys were coming after they had started firing. That base is also surrounded by tall grass which made it hard to tell when the enemy was dangerously close. Sad, but these guys had it coming to them.
Handwringing about the lack of “normal” people in British politics is fashionable, but what do we expect? There are lots of principled individuals out there who would relish representing their community. They take it as read that their beliefs would face heavy scrutiny; relevant personal characteristics, such as personal judgment, would also get a going over. But having the media snooping not just into your private life, but the lives of those close to you? Saying “throw what you like at me” is one thing, but it is deeply presumptuous to adopt such a posture on behalf of those close to you.
Source: The Guardian
Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald’s site The Intercept, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the Terminator version, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempted to annihilate humanity, the NSA’s Skynet uses metadata to try and identify people with terrorist connections. Specifically, in one recorded case, the program tracked the movements of people within Pakistan from cellphone records and raised a flag when those activities appeared to match the movements of suspected Al Qaeda couriers. By sniffing out couriers, the hope was to catch dangerous Al Qaeda leaders.
From the Verge
If you think lobbyists only exist in Washington and not in the EU you’ll want to see this documentary. In it Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert try to explain how the decisions made in Brussels have been and are being influenced by lobbyist organizations.
Four out of five policy decisions in an average EU country are made in Brussels. But who is actually making them? Behind the EU façade are more than 15,000 lobbyists, with a mission to influence the politics in favor of their clients interest. Every decision has a price. The question is who is paying.
In the film we follow two men, one is a political activist fighting against lobbying corruption by a watchdog organization in Brussels. The other is a “top of the league” lobbyist in European and international trade issues.
We tag along behind the scenes of the biggest economic powers in the world, and get glimpse of how big corporations are impinging upon the average EU-citizens life. The U.S. lobbying system is often criticized, but is the European really any better?
The Brussels Business 2012 Documentary English [ Other Mysteries News ]
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody,
Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and
Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would
do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody
got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody
thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody
wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when
Nobody did what Anybody could have done.