Brain drain. Platform for report news, views and opinions powered by citizen journalism and social media. You share. We air. In an election-year move hailed by South Asian, Latino and other immigrant organisations, President Barack Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting talented young illegal immigrants if they pose no criminal or security threat. The changes caused by his executive order will make immigration policy “more fair, more efficient and more just,” he said in a White House address Friday afternoon to praise from Latino leaders but outrage from opposition Republicans.
“This is not amnesty. Noting children of illegal immigrants “study in our schools, play in our neighbourhoods, befriend our kids, pledge allegiance to our flag,” Obama said, “It makes no sense to expel talented young people who are, for all intents and purposes, Americans.” It also will allow those meeting the requirements to apply for work permits, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. Porte de la foi (catholique) Année de la foi (baptisés)
Église et politique (Ghana) Language wars. Nature or nurture. Love it or leave it. If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit. If you didn’t already know that euphonious dichotomies are usually phony dichotomies, you need only check out the latest round in the supposed clash between “prescriptivist” and “descriptivist” theories of language. This pseudo-controversy, a staple of literary magazines for decades, was ginned up again this month by The New Yorker, which has something of a history with the bogus battle. Fifty years ago, the literary critic Dwight Macdonald lambasted the Third Edition of Webster’s New International Dictionary for aiming to be “a recording instrument rather than … an authority” and insufficiently censuring such usages as “deprecate” for depreciate, “bored” for disinterested, and “imply” for infer.
Descriptivists, according to this scheme, believe that norms of correctness are arbitrary shibboleths of the ruling class, designed to keep the masses in their place. Lexicographers have always understood this. E.B. Contreculture et indignation (Abbey 1975) Drone miniature (insectes) Vendredi 22 juin 2012 5 22 /06 /Juin /2012 12:00 La course aux armements entre les différents pays a fait que ces derniers, et, notamment, les Etats-Unis, en consacrant des budgets colossaux, cherchent à exécuter des projets ambitieux, voire, bizaroides. Selon Russia Today, le Pentagone envisage fabriquer et utiliser des insectes-espions. Un moustique ou un petit insecte n’est plus seulement une petite bête qui vous colle à l’ oreille et vous embête. Ils peuvent se rapprocher de vous, désormais, et agir, exactement, comme agit un drone.
Les chercheurs tentent de concevoir des drones d’espionnage indétectables et cherche à simuler et imiter la nature. Le laboratoire de l’Université de Pennsylvanie qui fait des recherches en robotique a, récemment, exposé 20 robots insectes, qui sont en mesures de s’envoler et de changer, rapidement, leur direction. Ils sont, également, capables de poursuivre, ensemble et en groupe, leur chemin, et être téléguidés, tout en franchissant des obstacles.
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Techno duale (controverse) Désertion armée. Paris appelle les militaires syriens à déserter La France a appelé vendredi 22 juin les membres de l'armée et des forces de sécurité syriennes à déserter, au lendemain de la défection d'un pilote qui a atterri en Jordanie. "La France se félicite de la défection du colonel Hassan Hammadeh et salue ce geste courageux", a déclaré le porte-parole du ministère des Affaires étrangères, Bernard Valero, en référence au pilote qui a atterri en Jordanie jeudi aux commandes de son avion de chasse MiG-21 et demandé l'asile politique. "Le colonel Hassan Hammadeh rejoint la liste des officiers, sous-officiers et hommes du rang de l'armée syrienne qui depuis 15 mois sont de plus en plus nombreux à faire le choix de la dignité et de la lutte pour la liberté face à la barbarie du régime syrien", a-t-il ajouté.
IAO-logo (Darpa) Total information. The Information Awareness Office (IAO) was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects focused on applying surveillance and information technology to track and monitor terrorists and other asymmetric threats to U.S. national security, by achieving "Total Information Awareness" (TIA). This was achieved by creating enormous computer databases to gather and store the personal information of everyone in the United States, including personal e-mails, social networks, credit card records, phone calls, medical records, and numerous other sources, without any requirement for a search warrant. This information was then analyzed to look for suspicious activities, connections between individuals, and "threats". Additionally, the program included funding for biometric surveillance technologies that could identify and track individuals using surveillance cameras, and other methods. History
Counter- intelligence. Civilian photo technicians (in back of jeep) working for Counter Intelligence Corps are accounted for at a checkpoint in Potsdam, Germany (July 14, 1945). This article is a subset article of intelligence cycle security. Counterintelligence (CI) refers to information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons or international terrorist activities, but not including personnel, physical, document or communications security programs. Categories of counterintelligence Counterintelligence, counterterror and government Many governments organize counterintelligence agencies separate and distinct from their intelligence collection services for specialized purposes. In most countries the counterintelligence mission is spread over multiple organizations, though one usually predominates.
Counterintelligence missions Intrusive intelligence. Photo: Name Withheld; Digital Manipulation: Jesse Lenz The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago. They came to escape the rest of the world, to understand the mysterious words sent down from their god as revealed on buried golden plates, and to practice what has become known as “the principle,” marriage to multiple wives. Today Bluffdale is home to one of the nation’s largest sects of polygamists, the Apostolic United Brethren, with upwards of 9,000 members.
The brethren’s complex includes a chapel, a school, a sports field, and an archive. But new pioneers have quietly begun moving into the area, secretive outsiders who say little and keep to themselves. Pages: 1 2345View All. Asymmetric interaction. Asymmetric warfare is war between belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or tactics differ significantly.
Asymmetric warfare can describe a conflict in which the resources of two belligerents differ in essence and in the struggle, interact and attempt to exploit each other's characteristic weaknesses. Such struggles often involve strategies and tactics of unconventional warfare, the weaker combatants attempting to use strategy to offset deficiencies in quantity or quality. Such strategies may not necessarily be militarized. This is in contrast to symmetric warfare, where two powers have similar military power and resources and rely on tactics that are similar overall, differing only in details and execution.
Definition and differences The popularity of the term dates from Andrew J. R. Asymmetric conflicts include both interstate and civil wars, and over the past two hundred years have generally been won by strong actors. Iraq