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I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on
Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl across a field, trying to make it to the nearest compound for help while bleeding out from severed legs?" Or even more pointedly: "How many soldiers have you seen die on the side of a road in Afghanistan because our ever-so-accurate UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] were unable to detect an IED [improvised explosive device] that awaited their convoy?" Few of these politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue of what actually goes on. I, on the other hand, have seen these awful sights first hand. I knew the names of some of the young soldiers I saw bleed to death on the side of a road. Related:  ViolenceAirthings

Voyage au Japon, qui adore Anne Frank mais ignore tout du nazisme Extrait de « Anne Franck au pays du manga », p.15 (Bourgeau/Les Arènes et Arte Editions) Au Japon, aucun livre étranger n’est lu et étudié autant que « Le Journal d’Anne Frank ». Et son adaptation en manga, simpliste et acidulée, plaît tout autant ; elle est aussi populaire que Tintin chez nous. « Anne Frank au pays du manga », éd. C’est pour élucider ce constat déroutant que le journaliste Alain Lewkowicz, qui a déjà travaillé sur le sujet pour XXI et Radio France, est parti là-bas, accompagné d’un dessinateur (Vincent Bourgeau), un photographe (Marc Sainsauve) et un interprète (Herminien Ogawa). Fruits de leur voyage : un documentaire interactif, drôle et fouillé, mis en ligne il y a un an sur le site d’Arte et une bande dessinée sortie il y a peu (Les Arènes et Arte éditions). En multipliant les rencontres, Alain Lewkowicz a le sentiment d’avoir trouvé la réponse à sa question originelle : Le rôle de l’Occidental pas diplomate Le fils de Juste au look de rockeur Alain Lewkowicz décrypte :

U.S. Air Force Testing New Stealth Drone at Area 51 Update on the global drone arms race.Nicholas WestActivist Post It has been predicted that the development of drone surveillance by the U.S. would spark a global race to develop new drone capabilities, leading to a potentially dystopian future of drone wars where combat and even assassinations can be performed by fleets of insect-like microbots. The Washington Post reported in July, 2011: More than 50 countries have purchased surveillance drones, and many have started in-country development programs for armed versions because no nation is exporting weaponized drones beyond a handful of sales between the United States and its closest allies. The number of countries has now risen toward 90 as Pakistan recently entered into the market, plus the United Nations itself has launched its own fleet of surveillance drones. Perhaps to keep up with an announcement that the U.S. First test flight footage: The race is on to capitalize on the surge in the drone market around the world.

If You Think Only Poor People Need Welfare, Wait Till You See What Really Rich Folks Do With It Narrator: And all this time I thought the world was round. The world is not round. It has edges we can fall from and faces staring in entirely different directions. And I thought the world was huge, but it is not. One afternoon last year I listened to a group of my student’s discuses welfare and poverty in America. I realize that afternoon that this post welfare generation was also expressing deep ambivalent about the role of government. This is why they fall in love with the ideas of William Easterly, especially, his line, “The rich have markets, the poor have bureaucrats.” And there are millions of other families who enjoy the same benefits. The America welfare stage was setup in the wake of the great depression to create a new deal of social programs. Narrator:In our search for the welfare queen we were looking for actually people when we should have been looking for corporate people. It hinges on being the biggest welfare queen in the United States. And so that afternoon at U.C.

7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won't See In The U.S. Media Military Urban Operations Training: "Blacked-out" Helicopters Reported in Several Cities Chris CarringtonActivist Post Military training exercises are being conducted over a wide area of the United States. Phoenix, Los Angeles and Dallas news stations were inundated with calls about "blacked-out" helicopters flying low over the cities. In Phoenix eyewitnesses said the pilots flew their craft very close to buildings, weaving between them just a few hundred feet above the sidewalks. The Department of Homeland security is stepping up ‘urban warfare’ training, but it’s unclear at this point if the training is because they fear an attack from outside the country, or if they are practicing these maneuvers so they can control American citizens should the need arise. Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. If you enjoy our work, please donate to keep our website going.

Americans finally understand that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol A new Pew survey out today provides yet another illustration of the failure of America's drug war. By a nearly five-to-one margin, Americans agree that alcohol is worse for you than marijuana. However you slice the data up demographically, majorities say the same thing. The elderly, Republicans and Hispanics are the least likely to agree that booze is more harmful than weed, but even among these groups respondents said that alcohol was more harmful by more than a two-to-one margin. In fact, alcohol was the most dangerous of all the drugs studied, vastly more dangerous than other drugs in terms of harm to society, and behind only meth, crack and heroin when it came to harm to users. Other topline findings from the Pew survey: significant majorities approve of marijuana legalization, say that mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug crimes are a bad idea, and want the federal government to focus more on providing treatment to drug users, rather than prosecuting them.

Challenging militarized masculinities It is not that ‘masculinity’ generates war, as the question has been put, but rather that the process of militarization both draws on and exaggerates the bipolarization of gender identities in extremis, says Amina Mama Militarism and heteronormative gender identities are co-constitutive. It is not that ‘masculinity’ generates war, as the question has been put, but rather that the process of militarization both draws on and exaggerates the bipolarization of gender identities in extremis. Mustering troops is all about the mobilization of men into aggressive expressions of hypermasculinity – they are ‘pumped up’ and as it were to facilitate their most murderous and pornographic capabilities. Even before war looms, the proclivity is there because the dynamic of gender is at the centre of modern Western statecraft itself – the very definition of the state includes the existence of a standing army. I’m not sure that ‘challenging masculinity’ is all that is required.

Texas Students Hijack US Military Drone in Mid Air When the Department of Homeland security makes bets with the civilian population, perhaps they shouldn’t offer college students $1000. In Austin, Texas, College students said they would take that bet and they did. Texas College Students hijacked a US Military Predator Drone in mid-air in front of DHS!The University of Texas came into it saying that they not only could do it, but that it had been done before. We have seen the reports from Iran that they used a technique to do what they call “spoofing” to bring down a RQ-170 spy plane of the United States and put it on Display. When the US Government and DHS put up the challenge to see if it could be done for less than $1000 to prove it was false, I guess they had forgotten what we in Texas call “Red Neck Ingenuity”. From Popular Science and RT: A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas at Austin Radio navigation Laboratory recently succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government.

Excerpt From Marine's Speech Proves Little Has Changed In 80 Years Nazi anatomy history: The origins of conservatives’ anti-abortion claims that rape can’t cause pregnancy. In 1941, Charlotte Pommer graduated from medical school at the University of Berlin and went to work for Hermann Stieve, head of the school’s Institute of Anatomy. The daughter of a bookseller, Pommer had grown up in Germany’s capital city as Hitler rose to power. But she didn’t appreciate what the Nazis meant for her chosen field until Dec. 22, 1942. What she saw in Stieve’s laboratory that day changed the course of her life—and led her to a singular act of protest. Stieve got his “material,” as he called the bodies he used for research, from nearby Plötzensee Prison, where the courts sent defendants for execution after sentencing them to die. In the years following the war, Stieve would claim that he dissected the corpses of only “dangerous criminals.” Courtesy of Kelisi/Creative Commons On one table lay Libertas Schulze-Boysen, granddaughter of a Prussian prince. Now Harro’s body lay on another table in the lab. “I was paralyzed,” Pommer later wrote of the sight of the bodies.

Discovery Channel Strange planes Drones, midgets and parasites Fighting Masters Fighting Masters (ファイティング マスターズ?)[2] is a Mega Drive/Genesis fighting video game released by Treco in 1991. Summary[edit] Tomahawk (top left) fighting Medusa It is set in a pre-apocalyptic universe: according to the manual and pre-game introduction, the giant red sun is about to go supernova within hours and representatives from each alien race must fight each other in order to gain the trust and service of an ultra-intelligent race known as the Primaries who will grant them and their future generations another galaxy to live in.[2] There are only two humans in the game but they don't come from planet Earth. Both the game's intro and ending reflect this storyline. Selectable characters[edit] Some of the character names were changed in the 1992 release. Larry/Dirk Human lightweight wrestler Elepha/Mastodon Anthropomorphic elephant Flamer/Equus Anthropomorphic kickboxing horse Morin Amazon warrior with tonfa Beowolf/Grinder Razor-clawed machine Goldrock Living rock formation with an Egyptian motif

Viol : des femmes brandissent les mots de leur agresseur Dire que l’on a été violé reste un tabou (seule une victime sur neuf porterait plainte) mais sur Internet, la parole des femmes agressées ne cesse de se libérer. En France, on a beaucoup parlé de Je connais un violeur, le Tumblr qui regroupe des témoignages de femmes violées et entend donner une image plus réelle des agresseurs. Des drames « banals » Outre-Atlantique, c’est le projet « Unbreakable » (incassable, en français) qui fait parler de lui. Il a été lancé en 2011 par Grace Brown, une photographe de 21 ans. « J’ai toujours été entourée de survivantes à des agressions sexuelles. Grace Brown veut « une plus grande prise de conscience des problèmes qui entourent les agressions sexuelles » et elle a eu l’idée de faire poser des femmes avec les mots qui les ont choquées dans cette épreuve. « C’est impossible que tu sois vierge » Le résultat est violent. « “C’est impossible que tu sois vierge. « Arrête de faire comme si tu étais un être humain. » « Tu aimes ? « “Non” ? « Allez.

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