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Religion has been causing conflict for over 2,000 years, say scientists | Archaeology | News | The Independent
evolvify-topics, income-distribution = "In the period they were studying - from approximately 700BC to 250AD - they found elites came to dominate religious life and controlled the connection between communities and their gods - leading to conflict with traditional community leaders." ...... Two points to take from this: 1) Elites always take over the thing that controls the masses (we see the same thing today with the Republitards/Religious Right in bed with each other) and 2) Tribalism... traditional community leaders (tribal chiefs) were leading the people in decentralized ways, but the elites took over by centralizing power and bypassing the chiefs.
religion  war  atheism  evolvify-topics  wealth-income-distribution 
december 2015 by daguti
Migrant Crisis & Syria War Fueled By Competing Gas Pipelines
short-term-thinking = We never seem to learn that the devil we know is better than the one we don't. "This article has been updated to reflect recent Wikileaks revelations of US State Department leaks that show plans to destabilize Syria and overthrow the Syrian government as early as 2006.  The leaks reveal that these plans were given to the US directly from the Israeli government and would be formalized through instigating civil strife and sectarianism through partnership with nations like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and even Egypt to break down the power structure in Syria to weaken Iran and Hezbolla."
conspiracy  syria  energy-oil  energy-gasoline  war  short-term-thinking-unintended-consequences 
november 2015 by daguti
14 Soldiers Were Photographed Before, During, And After War. The Result Is Disturbing… AnonHQ
The only reason this is tagged with anonymous(hacking-group) is that this was posted on Anonymous' page. It doesn't actually have anything to do with them.
war  warfare  photos  anonymous(hacking-group) 
november 2015 by daguti
Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic : The Two-Way : NPR
"The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, built in 2008, stores more than 850,000 seed samples from nations all over the world. Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic."
world-records  end-of-the-world  war  news  backup-in-real-world  backup-ultra-long-term  long-term-thinking 
september 2015 by daguti
Lonsdaleite comments on Iraqi army 'had 50,000 ghost troops' on payroll
Also see comment by Sohyessofresh, starting "I suspect that this comment might..."
war  explanation-simplification  countries-iraq 
december 2014 by daguti
J. Robert Oppenheimer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer remarked later that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
inventions-that-inventors-grew-to-hate  nuclear  war  world-war-ii 
october 2014 by daguti
TurielD comments on IamA Kurd who was in the capital, half an hour away from the recent ISIS attacks. It was choas. AMA!
See the comment by Joltie regarding countries using tribal peoples as their elite fighting units, as they are renowned for their fearlessness and skill in combat.
warfare  history  war  companies-reddit 
august 2014 by daguti
Dipprasad Pun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singlehandedly defeated 12-20 Taliban fighters who were storming his post. -------------------- "Corporal Pun, alone and believing he was about to die, decided to kill as many of the enemy as possible. During the engagement he reportedly spent all his ammunition, more than 400 rounds; used 17 hand grenades and a Claymore mine before battering the last fighter with the tripod of his machine gun. Two Taliban were still attacking his post when he set off the Claymore mine."
warfare  war  world-records  afghanistan  amazing 
august 2014 by daguti
What Would You Give Up For World Peace? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
{hive-mind} "In our early past, in our still-biological past, 15,000 years ago we were hunter gatherers. We showed group cohesiveness and discrimination against other groups. It was adaptive. It was quite understandable that we evolved traits of group recognition, and making sure we recognized foreigners. This is my conviction that this is probably the early basis for our unfortunate xenophobic behavior that is still in us. It's a behavior that is now terribly maladaptive." ................... Also see "Learing To Thrive On Terra Humana" TAGS:[evolvify-topics,evolution,people,large-systems,me-stuff]
evolution  evolvify-topics  warfare  war  crime-violence  problems-world 
august 2014 by daguti
If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First : NPR
"Insects have killed more soldiers in wars than have swords and guns. I think that's kind of a cool fact that a lot of grownups don't know, and certainly a lot of kids don't realize. They really did determine the outcomes of many, many wars. Half a million of Napoleon's soldiers died of typhus and related bug-borne diseases."
counterintuitive  war  warfare  history  animals-insects 
may 2014 by daguti
▶ Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine - YouTube
Pink Floyd's "Welcome To The Machine" set to video of smart bombs.
video  music  music-rock  war  music-70s 
march 2014 by daguti
US the biggest threat to world peace in 2013 – poll — RT News
This is why you always have to provide an "out" for an enemy. Surround them on 3 sides. If you surround them on 4 sides, they have no choice but to retaliate. A smart empire would not surround the world and make it a boiler room - they would have a release valve like a pressure cooker so that the pressure never gets too high. Learn to "lose" a little, it could save your empire.
big-brother-prism-scandal  war  fight-the-g  countries-united-states-america 
january 2014 by daguti
Sergeant Carlos Hathcock: White Feather And The Cobra | SOFREP
World record sniper shot, goes right through the enemy sniper's scope, into his eye socket.
world-records  vietnam  warfare  war 
july 2013 by daguti
VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 on Vimeo
Incredibly well preserved footage from 1945 celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender in WWII.
world-war-ii  video  retro-nostalgia  war  life-affirming 
june 2010 by daguti
Book of Odds--Atomic Odds: Surviving Two Nuclear Blasts
Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the bombing of Hiroshima and returned to his home city ( Nagasaki ) and survived the bomb there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Yamaguchi
history  war  statistics  amazing  interesting  nuclear  world-war-ii  world-records  countries-japan 
october 2009 by daguti
Without Bush, media lose interest in war caskets | Washington Examiner
SHOWS HOW PROHIBITING SOMETHING JUST SERVES TO MAKE US WANT IT MORE. AFTER THE BAN WAS LIFTED, INTEREST WENT AWAY:
In April of this year, the Obama administration lifted the press ban, which had been in place since the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Media outlets rushed to cover the first arrival of a fallen U.S. serviceman, and many photographers came back for the second arrival, and then the third.

But after that, the impassioned advocates of showing the true human cost of war grew tired of the story. Fewer and fewer photographers showed up. "It's really fallen off," says Lt. Joe Winter, spokesman for the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where all war dead are received. "The flurry of interest has subsided."
psychology  government  war  politics 
september 2009 by daguti
Harnessing science to create the ultimate warrior - science-in-society - 20 May 2009 - New Scientist
As advances in neuroscience bring all this into the realms of reality, there are ethical issues to consider. Last week, the NAS released a report assessing the military potential of neuroscience, providing a rare insight into how the military might invest its money to create future armies.
science  genetics  government  weapons  war  military  warfare 
may 2009 by daguti
WASP Injection Systems, Inc. - WASP Injection Knife
This weapon injects a frozen ball of compressed gas approximately the size of a basketball at 850psi nearly instantly. The effects of this injection will drop many of the world's largest land predators. The effects of the compressed gas not only cause
weapons  sports-diving  gadgets  technology  survival  military  war  warfare 
june 2008 by daguti
'Regional' Nuclear War Would Cause Worldwide Destruction | Wired Science from Wired.com
'Regional' Nuclear War Would Cause Worldwide Destruction | Wired Science from Wired.com - explores the worldwide consequences of a theoretical regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan
nuclear  war  environment  climate  world  military 
april 2008 by daguti
100 Items to Disappear First
A list of the 100 Items to Disappear First in a war or other urgent emergency / survival setting.
Also remember a copy of the book "Survival, Evasion and Escape"
survival  emergency  supplies  tools  war  survival-urban  lists  tips-n-tricks 
january 2008 by daguti
Telegraph | News | Iraqi rebels learn from US sniper guru
"Iraqi rebels learn from US sniper guru" - Iraqi rebels are learning from our own best sniper! The solution must be quick and decicive: http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pershing.htm
religion-islam  war  history  countries-iraq 
october 2006 by daguti
Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Gavyn Davies does the maths
How WWII Statistics Intelligence helped win the war. THIS IS VERY COOL.
mathematics  statistics  world-war-ii  war  history  interesting 
july 2006 by daguti
YouTube - Robotic Mule - TechEBlog.com
I'M SURE THIS IS MORE RESOURCE INTENSIVE THAN WE HAVE RESOURCES FOR, BUT ANYWAY, ANOTHER EXAMPLE. THIS IS AWESOME. CHECK OUT WHEN THE GUY TRIES TO KICK IT OVER. IT ACTUALLY CATCHES ITSELF.
military  weapons  business-ideas  war  warfare 
july 2006 by daguti
CornerShot Site
WE SHOULD HAVE COME UP WITH THIS. I AM TELLING YOU, AND I WILL SAY IT UNTIL I AM BLUE IN THE FACE, THE MILITARY/INDUSTRIAL/GOVERNMENT ARE RIFE FOR THE TAKING WHEN IT COMES TO INNOVATIVE IDEAS. SELLING TO PRISONS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, ETC EASY AS CAKE WITH
military  weapons  business-ideas  war  warfare 
july 2006 by daguti
Paratroopers could fly 200km with new wings system
I keep saying it. Government / military is an industry ripe with opportunity. C'mon we could have thought of this. At the very least, we could have offered ideas to the government, which I think they pay for. Talk to me more about that.
business  business-ideas  technology  science  military  weapons  sports-sky-diving  war  warfare 
may 2006 by daguti

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