Will Washington’s nukes kill us all?


By DR PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are able to get on their way before the enemy’s missiles can reach the US to destroy ours. If this makes you feel safe, you need to read Eric Schlosser’s book, Read more [...]

Report: Amidst layoffs, Nike to kill production of FuelBand


According to a Friday report by CNET, Nike is preparing to pull the plug on its FuelBand product, firing the majority of its hardware team (as many as 55 people) this past week. The company appears to be refocusing its efforts on apps, rather than physical hardware—it seems only a matter of time before such sensors are fully incorporated into future models of smartphones. The move may mark a turning point in the fitness band sector, as it appears to mark the first of the major companies Read more [...]

How A New Alzheimer’s Test Could Kill Long-Term Care Insurance — Or Make It Cheaper


A team of researchers at Georgetown University and six other medical centers has developed a simple blood test  they say can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, whether an individual will develop Alzheimer’s Disease within 2-3 years.  If it works as advertised, such a test could have a profound impact on the [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

How I Met Your Mother, Are You Trying to Kill Us?


Brief, but fairly major, spoilers for last night’s How I Met Your Mother follow: No. Just no. Let me stipulate that I might be wrong about the ending of “Vesuvius,” that Ted and the Mother are upset about something other than that she, 10 years in the future, is totally going to die of some very sad disease. I don’t think I’m wrong, though, because no other explanation I can come up with would explain the specific way Ted and Mom react after he asks what mother would miss her daughter’s Read more [...]

Afghan Taliban kill 19 soldiers, suspend prisoner swap attempt


Reuters February 23, 2014 - 09:57 By Mohammed Anwar ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban killed 19 soldiers in an assault on Sunday in a remote mountainous region, the Afghan government said, and six soldiers were missing after the militants' most deadly assault on the security forces in months. Also on Sunday, in a possible blow to U.S. efforts to foster peace talks to end the long Afghan conflict, a Taliban spokesman said the group had suspended its efforts to arrange a possible Read more [...]

Clashes kill nearly 50 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising


CAIRO: Nearly 50 people were killed in weekend clashes that erupted during rival rallies marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the health ministry said Sunday. Three years after Egyptians rose up to demand the overthrow of Mubarak, thousands of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday chanted slogans backing another military man, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as police clashed with Islamists and activists elsewhere. Forty-nine people were killed, the ministry Read more [...]

Baghdad Car Bombings ‘Kill At Least 47’


A wave of car bombings in Baghdad has killed at least 47 people and injured dozens, according to police and medical officials. Police said the parked car bombs - placed mainly in Shia neighbourhoods - hit outdoor markets and car parks. Initial reports said the deadliest bombing was in the Sadr City neighbourhood, where at least... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]