Changing the old system.
The original scheme of transmitting and receiving bio-circuitry of the human nervous system. Picture: B. B. Kazhinskiy Source: Supplied
At the time, the Soviet Union and the United States were in an arms race of a bizarre, unconventional kind - that has been exposed in a new report.
The Soviets poured at least $1 billion into developing mind-controlling weaponry to compete with similar programs undertaken in the US.
Source: Adbusters.org - Chris Hedges, 12/27/13
What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?
Image on left by TOM MIHALEK/AFP, on right STILL FROM WRECKING BALL
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RT - 12/27/13
People hold up placards as they take part in a protest against corruption in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul on December 25, 2013. (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)
A Turkish court has blocked a government attempt to force police and prosecutors to disclose investigations to their superiors. The move comes amid a high-profile graft scandal that has brought down members of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet.
As public outrage over the developing corruption scandal continues to grow, Erdogan has denied any wrongdoing and has denounced the investigation as a plot orchestrated by foreign and Turkish forces to discredit his government ahead of local elections in March.
RT - 12/28/13
AFP Photo / Wang Zhao
China’s top legislative committee has loosened the rules around its controversial one-child policy and abolished labor camps, according to state media.
The National People's Congress approved the decisions at the end of a six-day meeting, according to Xinhua news agency.
Press TV - 12/27/13, CAH/AB
Bulgarians have taken to the streets across the country to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and his cabinet.
The protests dubbed “Resignation at Christmas” were held in several major cities on Thursday, including in the capital Sofia, where two simultaneous rallies took place.
Los Angeles Times - 12/26/13, Ricardo Lopez
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Barclays Capital $3.75 million over poor record retention practices, the regulator said Thursday. Above, a man walks past a a Barclays Bank branch in London earlier this month.
(Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press / December 4, 2013)
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Thursday said it fined Barclays Capital Inc. almost $4 million for what it called "systemic failures" in records retention.
FINRA, the largest independent regulator for securities firms doing business in the U.S., fined the London-based bank $3.75 million after an investigation found that the firm failed to preserve electronic records, emails and instant messages for the required minimum time of 10 years.
Investment Watch - 12/26/13, Michael Snyder
Truth-Out - 12/26/13, Mark Karlin
(Photo: SEIU International)
Providing additional evidence that the Obama Administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) is protecting "banks too big to fail," Pulitzer Prize winning financial reporter David Cay Johnston has revealed that the DOJ has refused to force JPMorgan Chase to comply with an ongoing investigation into the bank's possible knowledge of Bernard Madoff's fraud scheme of a few years ago.
The information obtained might reveal that the bank chose to financially benefit from criminal activity.
Consumerist - 12/26/13, Chris Morran
About 15 months after getting slapped around by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the tune of $112.5 million for a variety of bad business practices, the CFPB put another huge lump of coal in American Express’s Christmas stocking, spanking the credit card company for nearly $70 million, including $59.5 million in refunds to customers.
Once again, one of the big issues in this latest CFPB action is the deceptive marketing of “add-on” products for Amex’s credit cards. These include things like payment protection and credit monitoring services.
The Raw Story - 12/27/13, Travis Gettys
A homeless Wisconsin couple moved into a “tiny home” Christmas Eve they helped build with fellow Occupy Madison members.The protest group, which grew out of the Occupy Wall Street movement to protest wealth inequality, put together teams of volunteers to build two houses using a basic blueprint that can be adapted to fit the creators’ tastes.
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