Donald Tusk wants EU army THIS YEAR ‘to defend borders from migrants and hostile states’

Vincent Wood The Daily Express The European Council President called for the 27-nation superstate to introduce Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defence (PESCO) to protect the bloc from the effects of the migrant crisis, hostile bordering states and forces that risk tearing the bloc apart. He added the EU should be prepared to spend huge amounts on the project, which will come with its own centralised … Continue reading Donald Tusk wants EU army THIS YEAR ‘to defend borders from migrants and hostile states’

London Introduces Carbon “T-Charge” Tax On Diesel And Older Petrol Vehicles

Aaron Kesel Activist Post As part of the plan to begin phasing out gas and diesel car sales over the next three decades, drivers of diesel vehicles and older petrol cars in the UK will now face a tax called T-Charge for driving into the financial district and parts of west London, Reuters reported. Drivers are already charged 11.50 pounds ($15) under a congestion charge. But those … Continue reading London Introduces Carbon “T-Charge” Tax On Diesel And Older Petrol Vehicles

EU plotting TOTAL DOMINATION: Brussels moves to take control of wages from member states

Jon Rogers The Daily Express The report, by Italian left-winger Laura Agea, says the laws already exist for the European Union (EU) to take control over something which national governments have previously assumed is solely their competence. The EU’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs stops short of guaranteeing a minimum wage but so-called “minimum income schemes” would inevitably mean handing more powers to Brussels bureaucrats in … Continue reading EU plotting TOTAL DOMINATION: Brussels moves to take control of wages from member states

China Is Creating a Database of Its Citizens’ Voices to Boost its Surveillance Capability: Report

[insert page=’article-link’ display=’content’] Joseph Hincks TIME The Chinese government has collected tens of thousands of “voice pattern” samples from targeted citizens and is inputting them into a national voice biometric database, according to a Human Rights Watch report published Monday. The idea is that an automated system, thought to still be in development, will use the database to pick out individual voices in telephone and other conversations, … Continue reading China Is Creating a Database of Its Citizens’ Voices to Boost its Surveillance Capability: Report

World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’

Lena H. Sun
Washington Post

The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. Some patients had to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe. The new virus seemed resistant to antibiotics and antiviral medicine.

Within a week, officials had closed a major hospital and schools and quarantined thousands of people. Fear and panic spread quickly as people in neighboring countries became infected and died.

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YOU’RE TERMINATED Vladimir Putin warns of future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear or pain

Mark Hodge UK Sun VLADIMIR Putin has claimed genetically-modified super soldiers “worse than a nuclear bomb” could soon become a reality. The strongman Russian President spoke to a crowd of students about the prospect of an army of trained killers incapable of feeling “pain or fear” much like the characters in 1992 action movie Universal Soldier. He revealed that scientists are close to breaking the … Continue reading YOU’RE TERMINATED Vladimir Putin warns of future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear or pain

Pope: Market, State, Society Should Cooperate

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Address to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Pope Francis said there is “a need of great current relevance, such as that of developing new models of cooperation between the market, the State and civil society, in relation to the challenges of our time.”

His comments came October 20, 2017, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace, where he received the participants in the meeting organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

The Holy Father focused on two key points:

  • The endemic and systemic increase of inequality and the exploitation of the planet, which is greater than the increase in income and wealth.
  • The other cause of exclusion is work that is not worthy of the human person.

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China to build giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds

Project aims to achieve an accuracy rate of 90 per cent but faces formidable technological hurdles and concerns about security South China Morning Post The goal is for the system to able to match someone’s face to their ID photo with about 90 per cent accuracy. The project, launched by the Ministry of Public Security in 2015, is under development in conjunction with a security … Continue reading China to build giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds

North Korea threat prompts Japan evacuation preparations

Nikkei Asian Review TOKYO — As tensions on the Korean Peninsula reach new heights with Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, Japan is planning for a possible mass evacuation of the nearly 60,000 Japanese citizens currently living in or visiting South Korea. “There is a possibility of further provocations,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a Monday meeting with ruling coalition lawmakers. “We need to remain … Continue reading North Korea threat prompts Japan evacuation preparations

North Korea claims its ‘hydrogen bomb’ can ‘wipe out the whole US territory’

Bombastic claim made by state-run media a week after declaring a successful test detonation of a hydrogen bomb. The Telegraph North Korea has declared that its recent nuclear test has given it the capability to “wipe out the whole territory of the US all at once”. The bombastic claim was made in a commentary released by state-run media on Tuesday, six days after what North Korea claims … Continue reading North Korea claims its ‘hydrogen bomb’ can ‘wipe out the whole US territory’