Miscellaneous

The Billionaire

A guide to retaining wealth and power over others

Slow Travels: The Art of Voluntary Homelessness

Slow Travels: The Art of Voluntary Homelessness

Maintaining their vagabond lifestyle in Spain is a daily act of faith for an ex-patriot American couple

‘Sex’ makes you speed, while ‘cancer’ makes you crash: How billboards affect drivers

New study reveals how billboards affect the way people drive

Russia to spend billions on asteroid defense

Plans for proposed asteroid defense network to be submitted to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

23% of America is Illiterate

Looks like the elite’s plan to ‘dumb down’ the populace is working just fine

Monsanto takes home $23mln from small farmers, seeks to maintain 'seed oligarchy'

Monsanto takes home $23mln from small farmers, seeks to maintain ‘seed oligarchy’

Monsanto has extended its patent over crops produced by the company’s genetically engineered seeds. Winning millions from small farmers who used its patented seeds

Close shave for Earth as asteroid is set to whizz by INSIDE orbit of communication satellites

Close shave for Earth as asteroid is set to whizz by INSIDE orbit of communication satellites

Space rock 150ft across to set to pass close to Earth next week. NASA however is going to some lengths to calm fears about a collision

From Algeria, a lesson in how to bypass democracy

Robert Fisk with some “back of the notebook” stories that didn’t make the front pages

Angela Merkel’s office rug was Herman Goering’s

Although the rug had lain undisturbed for decades in the chancellor’s office for decades it will now be removed following publicity over the identity of its previous owner

Coca-Cola admits Dasani is really just ‘purified’ tap water

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola confirms its bottled water – Dasani – is purified tap water in a bottle

The F-35: expected to become the mainstay of U.S. air power in the decades ahead.

Design flaw in ‘Lightning II’ F-35B jet raises fears of lightning-induced explosions

The world’s most expensive combat aircraft has been banned from flying within 25 miles of a thunderstorm, out of fears a lightening strike could cause its fuel tank to explode

Underground Bases and Tunnels

Underground Bases and Tunnels

While we reserve judgement on their actual purpose, reports about secret underground tunnels and bases maybe more than mere speculation, as these photos reveal

British Forces to be Issued with New Sidearm

Seen as an answer to the rising tide of ‘Green-on-blue’ attacks in Afghanistan

US lawmakers, car salesmen rank worst for trust

Public trust in U.S. politicians plummets to an all-time low

20 Genetically Modified foods Coming to Your Plate

Learn which foods and agricultural products are being eyed up for genetic modification

Almost a quarter of female troops become victims of sex assaults in combat zones

Almost a quarter of female troops become victims of sex assaults in combat zones

Want to know why the idea of women combat soldiers was traditionally frowned upon?

US deploying troops to 35 African countries

Pentagon plans troop deployment across the continent in 2013

21/12/12 Beginning of "Seven Years of Tribulation"

21/12/12 Beginning of “Seven Years of Tribulation”

We are not too sure about alleged ‘illuminati defector’ Leo Zagami, particularly after he joined in an alliance with former Italian pm Berlusconi. So we post this with reservations and leave readers decide

UK immigration rise. Click to enlarge

Census 2011: sharp rise in number of foreign-born residents

Despite pledges to curb immigration, the number of foreign-born residents in England and Wales has risen by 50% in the last decade

Cops taser Florida man for trying to save his home from burning down in grease fire

The “home of the brave and the free” is anything but and stories like this only add to America’s increasingly bad reputation overseas