Category Archives: politics

Rome Moves On

“In 2018, Rome will run a pilot to test the use of workstations running Linux. Some of the IT support staff already have much experience with Linux servers and workstations, which should help resolve possible issues with network drives, shared … Continue reading

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Kindling Earth

“From 1991, when the experiment began, the plots subjected to 5C warming lost about 17% of the carbon that had been stored in the top 60cm of the soil, where the greatest concentration of organic matter is to be found. Scientific … Continue reading

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War, Rumours Of War, And Stupidity

“In mid-September, General MacArthur brought off a masterstroke by landing two divisions 240km (150 miles) in the enemy rear at the port of Inchon. Their communications cut, and under heavy aerial bombardment, the North Koreans broke and fled back north; … Continue reading

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Canada Needs To Drive Smarter Electrically

“We continue to not hit our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” she says. “We’ve already missed two complete targets. The 2020 target we’re not going to hit as well… During that same time that we’ve had all these targets, we’ve … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Lessons

“The first lesson that emerges from Las Vegas concerns the awesome destructive power of modern armaments like the 10 weapons Paddock was reportedly found with. In the hands of even a mediocre shot, an automatic weapon (like the one Paddock … Continue reading

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Banning Internal Combustion Engines

“While the United States may be slowing its drive to reduce emissions as a nation, California could press for more stringent standards that could end up being as strict those recently planned by some countries. The nation’s most populous state may … Continue reading

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Pharmacare Would Complement MediCare In Canada

“Establishing a universal program for prescription medications would amount to about $4.2 billion in savings annually in Canada, the parliamentary budget officer says in a new report. The report, requested by the House of Commons standing committee on health, was released … Continue reading

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Trump Creates Second-Class Citizens

“The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to expand the files it collects on immigrants, as well as some citizens, by including more online data—most notably search results and social media information—about each individual.” See U.S. to Collect Social Media Data … Continue reading

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OMG! Twitter Wants To Enable Trump Further

“We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and … Continue reading

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It’s About Time, Saudi Arabia

“Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues an order allowing women to be given driving licences” See Saudi women ‘given right to drive’Is it April 1? Nope. Is this some Fake News? I hope not. It’s way past time Saudi women were allowed … Continue reading

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From Russia With Hate

“The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African American rights groups, including Black Lives Matter, and … Continue reading

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Trump’s ITC Shoots USA In Solar Foot

“The ITC’s decision is disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempting to exploit American trade laws to gain a bailout for their bad investments. Analysts … Continue reading

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