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US Air Force proposal: pause the Earth’s rotation so nukes would miss targets

In 1960, the US Air Force asked the RAND Corporation to evaluate the possibility of using stationary rockets to pause the Earth's rotation in the event of a nuclear attack. Called "Project Retro," the idea was that the "a huge rectangular array of one thousand first-stage Atlas engines... (would) be fastened securely to the earth ...

Predatory lender found to have swindled veterans’ pensions for eight years, so Trump’s CFPB fined him $1

Mark Corbett has settled with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- founded by Elizabeth Warren and then gutted by Trump appointee and awful person **** Mulvaney, now the White House Chief of Staff -- over the complaints that he ran an illegal loan-sharking operation that swindled veterans out of their pensions for a ...

‘Star Wars’ returns: Trump calls for space-based missile defense

The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan's ultimately abortive effort, the technology doesn't actually exist yet and may not for years to come. ...

Happy Nuke Year! U.S. Strategic Command tweets nuclear war joke on New Year’s Eve

Man, the Trump administration's recklessness really makes people feel like they can just say whatever they want with no consequences.

Apparently, that now extends to the United States military agency tasked with the grim responsibility of overseeing America's stockpile of nuclear weapons.

“#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball...if ever needed, ...

NORAD Santa tracker will stay on even if the government shuts down

For more than 60 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight around the world on Dec. 24. And it will continue this year, even if there’s a government shutdown, the operations center said Friday in a tweet. In ...

Ukraine asks Canada to continue training troops to oppose Russia’s invasive ********

Russia is back on its Ukraine ******** again: last week, the Russian navy boarded and seized a Ukrainian gunboat and a tugboat taking the crews of the vessels prisoner, at least for the time being. NATO is sitting on their hands, just like they did when Putin sent mercenaries and unflagged Russian special forces operators ...

Here’s how the Pentagon swindled Congress with $21 trillion worth of undocumented, untraceable, unaccounted for expenditures

Remember when the Department of Defense's own internal auditor revealed that the agency had committed $6.5 trillion in accounting fraud in just one year?

Now, an in-depth investigation into the Pentagon's crooked accounting in The Nation hints at the full extent of the accounting frauds deployed by the agency that already absorbs two-thirds ...

Microsoft signs $480 million HoloLens contract with U.S. military to ‘increase lethality’

11.29.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Microsoft just won a $480 million contract with the U.S. military.  The Redmond, Washington based tech giant will be providing prototypes of its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, for the Army to use in combat missions and in training. While t... ...

Trump spent $200,000,000 on the election stunt of sending 6,000 troops to the border, then withdrew them before the caravan arrived

Trump's "Operation Faithful Patriot" was a $200,000,000 exercise in which 6,000 US troops were deployed within the USA, to the US/Mexico border, nominally to repel the migrant caravan of desperate, poor, terrified asylum seekers.

At the time, many accused Trump of staging an election stunt to terrorize his base, part of the lies about Middle Eastern ...