Tag: United States

Chinese government ‘hacks into White House office in charge of the nuclear launch codes’ (Oct 2012 Re-Post)

 Editors note: (Ralph Turchiano) Requested Re-Post from 2012 White House  confirmed the hack but downplayed it, saying no damage was done and it was  unsuccessful Military  Office targeted which controls the President’s travel, interoffice  communications, and nuclear codes By Meghan Keneally PUBLISHED:08:16 EST, 1  October 2012| UPDATED:11:54 EST, […]


Editor’s Note ( Ralph Turchiano) Requested Repost from Oct 96 MELANCHOLY REUNION: A REPORT FROM THE FUTURE ON THE COLLAPSE OF CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. INSS Occasional Paper 11 October 1996 USAF Institute for National Security Studies US Air Force Academy, Colorado […]

US State Department lacks any cyber-security whatsoever, including no passwords needed (Repost from Oct 2013)

Editors Note: (Ralph Turchiano)- Requested Repost from Oct 2103  Published time: October 28, 2013 02:01                                                                             Reuters / Jim Young Access classified data without authorization, use your account after you’ve been fired, or anonymously request a new account for an Afghan friend – these are just some of […]

Corruption of the Health Care Delivery System

” consumer demand for healthcare is manufactured and manipulated, driving up cost, waste and harm ” Public Release: 14-Oct-2014 Higher Integrity Health Care for Evidence-Based Decision Making LEBANON, NH – The foundation of evidence-based research has eroded and the trend must be reversed so patients and clinicians can […]

The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires now exceeds the collective market capitalization of all the companies in the Dow Jones industrial average

Billionaire wealth tops $7 trillion By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com Monday, September 22, 2014 The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires now exceeds the collective market capitalization of all the companies in the Dow Jones industrial average, according to a recent study. The Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census […]

When Rulers Can’t Understand the Ruled

Johns Hopkins study finds significant gap in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washingtonians and the Americans they govern Johns Hopkins University political scientists wanted to know if America’s unelected officials have enough in common with the people they govern to understand them. The answer: Not really. Surveying 850 […]

US Salaries Down 23% Since 2008

U.S. jobs pay an average 23% less today than they did before the 2008 recession, according to a new report released on Monday by the United States Conference of Mayors. In total, the report found $93 billion in lost wages. Jobs lost during the recession paid an average […]

Germany to CIA Chief: Get Out!

Thursday, 10 July 2014 Germany has asked the CIA station chief in the country to leave the country at once, an unusual move that is a very public expression of anger over repeated cases of U.S. spying in the country. “The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at […]

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who […]

Mm-Mmm, Don’t! Campbell’s Soup Says

By KEVIN LESSMILLER DOTHAN, Ala. (CN) – Campbell’s Soup sued a food processor, a distributor and a grocer, claiming it hired the processor to destroy unusable food or feed it to farm animals, but the processor diverted it and sold it to people through the grocer. Campbell Soup […]

Russia sends fighter jets to help Iraq

Sunday, 29 June 2014 The first ten Russian Sukhoi fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS. “The fighter jets landed today in the morning […]

Will the IMF headquarters move to Beijing?

(People’s Daily Online)    09:19, June 17, 2014 The International Monetary Fund’s headquarters may one day move from Washington to Beijing, aligning with China’s growing influence in the world economy, the fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde said early this month. Attaching importance to China Christine Lagarde made the statement […]

China can feed itself

(People’s Daily Online)    13:25, May 23, 2014   Lester Russell Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, and the author of “Who Will Feed China”, recently raised the question “Can the world feed China?” once more. According to Brown, China’s food imports are increasing rapidly and its structural food […]

China tells U.S. to mind it’s own business

US must ‘get used to China’s rise’ (China Daily)    07:38, May 22, 2014 Washington’s engagement in territorial issues ‘complicates problems’ Chinese and Western observers seemed to reach a consensus on Wednesday over President Xi Jinping’s proposal to establish a new framework for security cooperation in Asia, and he also […]

NATO Appears Toothless in Ukraine Crisis

Unprotected in the East By SPIEGEL Staff If Russia were to engage in military aggression in the Baltics, NATO would be unable to defend the region using conventional means. An internal report highlights weaknesses in the alliance. They were big words, spoken almost as if they had been […]