Ghosn rearrested for alleged aggravated breach of trust – Nikkei Asian Review

This farce is descending rapidly, even by the low standards of Japan’s legal system. The court just ruled his detention could not be extended. Apparently the prosecutors found a way around it. Hopefully, this is a sign they are very desperate to get Ghosn to incriminate himself, because their case is otherwise too weak to […]

‘Underground’ May Be the U.S. Military’s Next Warfighting Domain – Defense One

We must not allow a mineshaft gap? Tunnels and subterranean infrastructure demand high-level attention, training, and technology, the military’s intelligence chief says. — Read on www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/06/underground-may-be-us-militarys-next-warfighting-domain/149296/

Elimination of the Guinea Worm

Finally, a US President attempting to achieve something positive for the world, and actually succeeding. Thanks to efforts from the Carter Center, the Guinea Worm may have been eliminated.     https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/nasty-3ft-long-parasitic-worms-are-on-the-cusp-of-being-wiped-from-the-planet/

Novel Approach to Fusion Power

If I understood the news correctly, this potential new development depends on using semi-conductors with super-conductivity. Fusion has a long history of being Brazil: 30 years away, always has been always will. If this development pans out, which we may know in as soon as 3 years, we would be 15-30 years away from viable […]

How Bitcoin Ends

This year will be the final year that Bitcoin and Blockchain maintain their stranglehold on thinking rationally about the global banking system. Imperfect though it is, Bitcoin does not, cannot, and will never offer a viable alternative. Bitcoin was meant to cut out those unnecessary intermediaries, and replace them with computer cycles. The high processing cost of mining bitcoin–as […]

There’s also a wide disparity between perceptions and reality of regulation. A vast majority of Americans support a background check. In fact, the idea is so obvious that most Americans believe such checks are already mandated.

“No doubt, the NRA is influential. Not so much because of the campaign contributions it makes to candidates, but because it can count on an energized grass-roots base of gun-rights supporters to turn out at the polls and badger elected officials with calls and emails. But that influence has limits, and there are plenty of […]

What Syria Reveals About the Future of War

Syria demonstrates something that has been evident for decades: The United Nations is unsuited to play a major role in complex, modern wars, particularly when permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, each with a veto over its actions, are involved. But there is also no chance that any other multinational organization with the possible […]

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