Category Archives: Market Relating to Government

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Taranis: The £143million unmanned stealth jet that will hit targets in another continent -- Staff, UK Daily Mail

“Looming ominously like a space ship from Star Wars, this is the future of unmanned flight. “Defence firm BAE Systems today officially unveiled its first ever high-tech unmanned stealth jet. “The Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, is about the same size as a Hawk jet and is equipped with stealth equipment and [...]

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The Professionals Who Become Presidents: There was a lawyer, an engineer and a politician… Why do professional paths to the top vary so much? — The Economist

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The Rise of Family-Friendly Cities
— Joel Kotkin, OpinionJournal

“It’s lifestyle, not lattés, that our most productive workers want.”

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Is Google [and Apple] outsmarting everyone? — Don Reisinger, The Digital Home, CNET

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Here’s how a slick laptop thief was foiled in Tampa
— Scott Barancik, Tampa Bay Times

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Declaration of Independence, graph 32.2

— And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

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FCC Testing Web-Over-Airwaves Device
AP on Yahoo Finance

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NASA Plans Lunar Outpost
Marc Kaufman, Washington Post

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Abbott seeks OK for Humira to treat Crohn’s disease

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Microsoft puts police link on Messenger
Mark Sweeney, UK Guardian

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Music industry prepares lawsuit against Yahoo China – Reuters

See also: British Record Industry Sues AllofMP3 – Ed Oswald, BetaNews

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Special forces to use strap-on ‘stealth wings’ – Matthew Hickley, Daily Mail

This is so freaking cool.

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Cameras scan license plates for stolen cars – Melissa Harris, Baltimore Sun

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Big Brother cleans up crime in New Jersey town – Reuters

Hey Reuters, is the gratuitous “1984″ reference necessary? Isn’t a reduction of crime a good thing?

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Pulled over in Kansas? Get ready to show your license, registration, and fingerprints – Benita Y. Williams, Kansas City Star

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Super gun made by “Metal Storm, Inc.”

240,000 rounds a minute. Grenade launcher. No moving parts. It can lay down enough fire to blow a flying grenade out of the sky. If you’re a good guy, you say “Wow!” If you’re a bad guy, you say “Yikes!”

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Gunshot recognition systems start working in large cities

ABC Channel 7 in Chicago is reporting that police in that city and elsewhere are now starting to use microphones wired into the city surveillance system that are programmed to recognize the sound of a gunshot. And apparently they are having a positive effect.

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Waking up Walmart.

Nathan Gonzalez speculates that if certain people keep making Walmart a partisan political issue, it could increasingly become a partisan political entity. Is that something those people really want?

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Remember the weapons on “GI-JOE”?

[Old post that was From Wit's End] ZAP! KA-BLOOIE!