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‘Recent sightings of the so-called ‘Drones’ has prompted widespread speculation on internet forums and a flurry of news reports from within the UFO community from websites and in major media outlets. Very…


‘CINCINNATI — A divided federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit Friday challenging President Bush’s domestic spying program without ruling on the issue of whether warrantless wiretapping is legal. ‘In a 2-1 decision…


‘They were words of courage and defiance, uttered by a man who embodied both. Mordechai Vanunu spent 18 years in jail, a full 11 of them in solitary confinement, for revealing Israel’s…



‘Hebrew transliteration, Qabalah, Gematria, Notariqon, Counting Well, Reversed Numbers and Numerology Tool. Esoteric applications of Number Theory, testing the numerological results for Pythagorian quilities. Using different numerolgy systems. Have Fun.’ (SourceForge project)….


‘Just when it seemed Independence Day might be the exclusive province of Michael Bay’s Transformers, MGM rushes in with Rescue Dawn. Nothing if not appropriate, Werner Herzog’s latest feature, based on his…




‘Arguably, the Information Age began in 1665. That was the year the Journal des scavans and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London started regular publication. Making new scientific information more…




For systems economists like James Surowiecki prediction markets are a powerful tool for large group forecasting and delving into uncertainty. Surowiecki focusses on Simon & Schuster’s tool MediaPredict, which you need to…


With thanks to Mark Pesce the Eris-like Zen of the Yes Men‘s Vivoleum culture jam of Exxon: ‘This, my friends, takes brains. But more importantly, it takes discipline and courage. We’re talking…


Reason‘s Radley Balko testifies before the US House Subcommittee on Crime. Balko’s key argument is that paramilitary police actions create violence and escalate conflicts with non-violent offenders. Visit Preston Peet’s DrugWar site…



‘Stanzas, the nerdishly titled study of "word and phantasm in western culture" that I just finished, is one of the tastiest and most nourishing books of scholarly cultural criticism I have read…


British counter-terrorism officials investigating the cell that bombed London and Glasgow have focussed on 6 doctors who were central to the plot. Officials face a new fear from the doctors’ plot: the…


Z Magazine‘s Jeff Nygaard probes the hidden and unreported records of bombings by Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nygaard compares his estimates with The Lancet‘s controversial study in 2006 that estimated…


Intoxicate me, my cigarette And give me a scornful air, I want to stay cold and silent While hearing sweet confessions. These lyrics from Lucianne Boyer’s 1930 song "Dans la Fum


The New Yorker‘s Hendrik Hertzberg provides a scathing depiction of US Vice President Dick Cheney in his post-mortem on the Washington Post‘s blog reportage series on Cheney. Hertzberg lists a familiar litany…


Their new album Build The Nation (2007) has gotten mixed reviews. Their enigmatic frontman HR has gone reggae. Yet Bad Brains remains a visceral live experience, Village Voice journalist Rob Harvilla. Good…



US Southern Command’s James Stavridis believes that solution to thwarting anti-American rhetoric lies in "soft power" and inter-agency cooperation between the US military, US Department of State and others. Stavridis’ solutions draw…



‘As the Gates and Rockefeller foundations prepare for an African "Green Revolution," critics warn of the potential for turning sub-Saharan Africa into agribusiness’ newest feeding ground.’ (Utne article). GO TO FULL STORY