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The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit – Rolling Stone
When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go?
war  peace  economy 
2 days ago by bullfrogfilms
Just doesn’t feel good
> Ad blockers come with an important asterisk: while they do benefit a ton of people in major ways, they also hurt some, including many who don’t deserve the hit.

​> I got to engage the technical part of my brain and make something great that doesn’t hurt anyone, with no asterisks or qualifications.
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> That’s my peace.
marco-arment  ad-blocking  peace 
2 days ago by jasdev
Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify to grand jury in WikiLeaks case | US news | The Guardian
The former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.
war  peace  wyds 
3 days ago by bullfrogfilms
Countdown to “Full Spectrum Dominance”
The US is formally committed to dominating the world by the year 2020. With President Trump’s new Space Directive-4, the production of laser-armed fighter jets as possible precursors to space weapons, and the possibility of nuclear warheads being put into orbit, the clock is ticking…
war  peace 
3 days ago by bullfrogfilms
The U.S. is ramping up its secret air war in Somalia – VICE News
The U.S. military has dramatically escalated its air war in Somalia in recent months as it attempts to crush the Al Qaeda-linked terror group Al Shabaab, a conflict that's increasingly conducted in secret.
war  peace  wyds 
3 days ago by bullfrogfilms
John Pilger: 'Defy the Thought Police', Stand With Assange | Opinion | teleSUR English
As founder and editor of WikiLeaks, his crime has been to make sense of dark times. WikiLeaks has an impeccable record of accuracy and authenticity which no newspaper, no TV channel, no radio station, no BBC, no New York Times, no Washington Post, no Guardian can equal. Indeed, it shames them. That explains why he is being punished.
wyds  war  peace 
5 days ago by bullfrogfilms
Connecting Africa - Bringing PEACE to Africa's Comms Ecosystem
Subsea network connectivity, provided by initiatives such as PEACE, is of vital importance to the digital development of Africa and global operators such as Orange are playing an important role in highlighting the advances being made in Africa's international connectivity, as well as the many challenges that remain.
Africa  2019  undersea  fibre  optic  cable  PEACE  Djibouti 
11 days ago by stevesong

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