Second, #Friedman thinks we need to worry about those pesky foreigners who don’t understand the benefits of #globalization quite as well as he does. His basic idea boils down to this: “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist—McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.” In other words, if it weren’t for #America the Global #Policeman, we wouldn’t have all those foreign markets for our goods.
Contrary to popular belief, the Football does not actually contain a big red button for launching a nuclear war.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!source: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948355557022420992
There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; (...) or – and somehow I find this significant – a Scratch Off World wall map.
They seem amusing on the first day of #Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they’re in landfill.
To many residents in Mrs. Ito’s complex, the deaths were the natural and frightening conclusion of Japan’s journey since the 1960s. A single-minded focus on economic growth, followed by painful economic stagnation over the past generation, had frayed families and communities, leaving them trapped in a demographic crucible of increasing age and declining births.source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/world/asia/japan-lonely-deaths-the-end.html
"Social media does undeniably bring joy, solace and good times. But so does booze, which is why we make kids wait until they’re old enough to understand the downsides, " writes Hinsliff.#messenger #internet #company #children #education #SocialNetwork #news #problem
Our analysis of the spyware indicates it is a product known as PC #Surveillance System (PSS), a commercial spyware product with a novel #exploit-free architecture. PSS is offered by #Cyberbit — an Israel-based cyber #security #company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of #Elbit Systems — and marketed to #intelligence and law enforcement agencies.#Israel #economy #politics #fail #moral #ethics #problem #news
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the industry’s main regulator, suggests that #carbon emissions from shipping could shoot up as much as 250 percent by 2050 as the world’s population grows and economies expand. At that point, the European Parliament estimates the industry could produce 17 percent of global emissions, up from less than 3 percent today.#ship #emission #environment #transport #economy #problem #news #future #ClimateChange #politics
But Tristan Smith, a leading shipping researcher at University College London’s Energy Institute, notes companies still have little reason to spend their time and money building a greener cargo fleet. “A very large proportion of the sector is really not interested in doing anything until the very last minute that the regulation hits,” he says.
Spath held Baker in contempt after he refused to rescind an order he issued excusing three civilian defense attorneys over concerns about intrusions on privileged attorney-client communications.#surveillance #milliary #justice #usa #law #terror #fail #news #problem