From 20 years ago. Pretty incredible video by Massive Attack of their song Protection.
Got hacked recently so SLOWLY rebuilding this site. Let me know if anything important seems busted. Thanks!
In the last decade the population of Las Vegas has grown from 400,000 to 2,000,000, and they’re quickly draining their only resource for water.
” …the reservoir that supplies 90 per cent of Las Vegas’s water is fast disappearing and desperate attempts to save Sin City are under way … Lake Mead has slowly been drained of four trillion gallons of water and is now well under half full. Mr Barnett predicts it may be a “dead pool” that provides no water by about 2036.”
The unique geography lends itself to some cool photo perspectives.
*Click the image to enlarge.
Some other great natural landmarks in Central and South America here
Mark Twain said, ” “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” Substitute ‘main stream media’ for ‘newspaper’ and nothing has changed.
Fireball in Banff.
Great photo by Calgary photographer Brett Abernethy, taken December 20, 2014. His Flickr site here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brettabernethy
From a West Indian friend, so I guess no one will be upset if I post it?
NORTH KOREANS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SONY HACK, SAY EXPERTS
Some of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts, as well as prominent hacking groups like Anonymous, say North Korea is NOT responsible for hacking Sony. And Anonymous now threatens to hack Sony if they DON’T release the Seth Rogen movie online. (My favorite comment below the article: “Guardians of Peace blackmail Sony into not releasing the movie so Anonymous will blackmail them into releasing the movie. What to do, what to do…”
Any politician (or journalist) using the term “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” should be waterboarded, ‘rectally rehydrated’, and forced to stand in an agonizing position until they soil themselves. And then asked if they’re now ready to use the correct term – torture.
And Canadians shouldn’t get too smug about thinking the CIA torture techniques wouldn’t be used here.
Considering the overheated frenzy of nationalism that swept the country after a lone crazed gunman attacked parliament hill, I wonder how quickly Canadians would support ‘torturing a few folks’ if we suffered carnage akin to 9/11.
But full credit to the American government for releasing the CIA torture report. I can’t recall Mr. Harper’s government mustering up the integrity to admit to doing anything wrong. Ever.
USA TORTURE MASTERMINDS PAID $81 MILLION
The two psychologists who devised and tested the CIA torture tactics were paid $81 million.
And the American Psychological Association didn’t see this as a problem. More here
CIA TORTURE WHISTLEBLOWER ONLY ONE IN PRISON
“John Kiriakou, who worked for the CIA between 1990 and 2004, stepped forward in 2007 and confirmed to press outlets some of the first details about the agency’s widespread use of torture.
Among Kiriakou’s revelations was an account to ABC News of the repeated water-boardings of Abu Zubaydah—a man currently imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay without charges whose 12 years of torture and abuse at the hands of the U.S. were further exposed in the Senate report.
In 2013, Kiriakou—a father of five—was prosecuted by the Obama administration under the Espionage Act for allegedly revealing classified information to a reporter. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison, which he is still serving. His incarceration came after the Obama administration refused to prosecute any of the higher-up government officials who designed, authorized, or otherwise took part in implementation of the torture program.” More here
AND FINALLY, AND PERHAPS MOST DISTRESSING …