Eccentric philanthropist is taking 1,000 homeless New Yorkers out to lunch in the hope it will inspire Wall Street to open its pockets

 EEV Note – If you have any love of country left, do not let this happen Article Quotes: – they must sing for their supper – the patriotic ditty Learn from the Good Model Citizen Lei Feng, named after the supposedly selfless People’s Liberation Army soldier hailed by Mao Zedong. – Overseeing proceedings will be 200 Chinese…

Wealth of US middle class now lower than Canada’s – report

Published time: April 23, 2014 00:59 Reuters / Emmanuel Foudrot American workers who previously made up the wealthiest middle class in the world have lost that distinction, according to new research that attributes the economic stagnation on rising income inequality in the US. Economic growth in the US continues to be as strong if not…

Fun With Genetic Engineering: Why Letting Students Tinker With Microorganisms Is Good For Education And Society

Posted: 01/14/2014  1:26 pm By Charles Gersbach, Assistant Professor, and Tom Katsouleas, Dean, Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering Elaborate competitions to build the best robot or design cages to protect falling eggs have been a rite of passage for generations of engineering students. Today, there’s a new contest with the same creativity and competitive…

How GCHQ Monitors Germany, Israel and the EU

– suspicion arising from the documents that their organization engages in large-scale industrial espionage By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark Documents from the archive of whistleblower and former NSA worker Edward Snowden show that Britain’s GCHQ signals intelligence agency has targeted European, German and Israeli politicians for surveillance. The American spy stayed in…

Over 700,000 people on US watch list: and once you get on, there’s no way off

Published time: December 02, 2013 20:59                                                                                A US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the identification and boarding pass of a passenger as she passes through security in the terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb) The names of nearly three-quarters of a million individuals have…

NSA’s goal to continually expand surveillance abilities “anyone, anytime, anywhere.”

Latest Snowden leak reveals NSA’s goal to continually expand surveillance abilities  Published time: November 23, 2013 04:05                                                                             The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb) In a mission statement last year the US National Security Agency described how it would continue to expand its power and assert…

AT&T gets paid $10 million/ year by the CIA to give up user data and customers phone logs

Published time: November 07, 2013 16:57                                                                             AFP Photo/Etienne Franchi The second-largest telecom country in the United States has been on the Central Intelligence Agency’s payroll to the tune of $10 million a year in exchange for voluntarily handing over troves of phone logs, the New York Times reported Thursday. Citing federal officials with knowledge…

Chinese architect defends ‘phallic’ £154m skyscraper

Critics say the new People’s Daily headquarters in Beijing resembles a   super-sized phallus but its designer argues that “unexpected   interpretations” are part of architecture’s beauty   The new office building of People’s Daily newspaper  Photo: REX FEATURES By Tom Phillips, Shanghai 2:05PM GMT 03 Nov 2013 Is it a penguin? Is it a chamber pot?…