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A trail of toxicity: the US military bases making people sick | US news | The Guardian
Must-read for your family’s health: How perfluorinated compounds (#PFCs) and polyfluoroalkyl substances (#PFAS) have leached into water systems by military bases, airports & industrial sites
usa  airforce  colorado  perfluorinated  PFC  polyfluoroalkyl  PFAS  fire  foam  house  product  carpet  furniture  cookware  nonstick  cancer  kidney  cholesterol  water  well  system  lawsuit  washington  EPA  military  base  airport  aquifer 
12 weeks ago by csrollyson
Venezuela Tops CIA’s Agenda for Brazil’s President
Speculating on Trump-Bolsonaro Administration coopération in light of CIA meeting
brazil  usa  trump  CIA  military  bolsonaro  Q1  2019  visit  washington.dc  venezuela 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Trump and Netanyahu Scandals a Very Dangerous Moment - Wilkerson & Jay
Eye-opening: Military more bound to Congress than President; former US military exec talks about post-Trump perils
trump  scandal  cohen  election  military  congress  impeachment  interview  parallel  israel  Q1  2019  constitution 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Fueled by Defense Funding, DMDII to Become MxD
#DMDII and #CityDigital spin off from #UIlabs, mature past incubation #digital #manufacturing
dmdii  chicago  digital  manufacturing  q1  2019  news  city  spinoff  military  investment 
february 2019 by csrollyson
China Leads the way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty
A lor of comparing things that don’t compare BUT nice tidbit at the end: using PPP,
China’s economy is already much larger than USA, so pushing for an arms race disastrous for US. exhibit A, Russia.
china  usa  economy  military  growth  Q1  2019  poverty  globalization  comparison  model  capitalism  communism 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend
Explains the cycle of how economic & political corruption work together as ruling class takes over and bankrupts nations
global  politics  brazil  brasil  usa  philippines  mexico  comparison  trump  corruption  exceptional  media  insight  reference  india  military 
october 2018 by csrollyson
An Ex-Marine's View of the US 'Forever War'
How Americans’ broad support for the military is disconnected from reality: operations (wars) have no connection to protecting US citizens
usa  military  industry  complex  politics  interview  debunk  book  marine  usmc  soldier  warrior  movement  imperialism  pentagon  illusion 
september 2018 by csrollyson
Russia's Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What's to Come | WIRED
MUSTread: Cyberspace is not a target, it's a medium to attack critical infrastructure of whole countries
cyber  war  russia  ukraine  usa  story  example  2017  Q2  hack  power  electric  grid  election  attack  security  military  malware  howto  railroad  alabama  Sandworm  poland  government  pension  defense  crashoverride  utility 
october 2017 by csrollyson
For Superpowers, Artificial Intelligence Fuels New Global Arms Race | WIRED
N.B. The same dynamic that gives USA its current edge, consumer #AI apps, will soon advantage #china
artificial  intelligence  machine  learning  economy  military  deterrance  china  russia  USA  Q3  2017  development  2ghcj 
september 2017 by csrollyson
What It’s Like To Transition At Work
Excellent how-to post on re-acclimating after #trans #gender process at work #culture
Trans  gender  work  culture  Q2  2017  howto  employee  military  bathroom  stereotype  example  16ccc 
june 2017 by csrollyson
The Cold War on the Gray Zone — Dan Sanchez
How the #ColdWar and #TerrorWar serve the Military Industrial Complex and fleece the state
war  military  analysis  cold  terror  dulles  moderate  communism  isis  comparison  q1  2016  polarization 
june 2017 by csrollyson
'The Atlantic' Editors Endorse Hillary Clinton for President - The Atlantic
For the 2nd time in its history, @theatlantic endorses a presidential candidate to thwart a less qualified one #kudos
election  president  usa  q4  2016  endorsement  lincoln  johnson  clinton  trump  goldwater  comparison  nuclear  military  slavery  xenophobia  populism  democracy  exceptional  2ghcj  2csrollyson 
october 2016 by csrollyson
A Letter From G.O.P. National Security Officials Opposing Donald Trump - The New York Times
50 #national #security officials warn: #Trump "would be the most reckless President in American history"
usa  politics  president  election  trump  security  military  q3  2016  republican  state  department  international  global  NATO  2ghcj  2csrollyson 
august 2016 by csrollyson
Israel Cyber Security Showcase - June 28
Superb presos by #Israel startups featuring commercialized military grade software & solutions
israel  security  hack  panel  chicago  2016  Q3  military  technology  commercialization  startup 
july 2016 by csrollyson
Clever Attack Uses the Sound of a Computer’s Fan to Steal Data | WIRED
Research: ingenious hacking method on #military & air-gapped systems cyber security
security  hacker  research  Q2  2016  israel  military  malware  airgap  attack  ciso  cio  2csra  2snr 
june 2016 by csrollyson
'Momentum' in Syria talks as Russia withdraws forces - AJE News
#Syria update at 5 year mark: Geneva talks, events on the ground
syria  russia  usa  negotiation  Q1  2016  news  war  anniversary  isil  alqaida  military  2ghcj 
march 2016 by csrollyson
After Paris: Liberté demands unlimited encryption | InfoWorld
Shows there's no halfway, #privacy/liberty will be gone forever, if we let it #NoBackdoors
encryption  backdoor  Q4  2015  pointofview  exceptional  paris  attack  surveillance  police  military  politics  hightech  apple  criminal  terrorism 
november 2015 by csrollyson
Why It Pays to Be a Jerk - The Atlantic
Many words but insights: 1) no formula/group behavior complex/conditional; 2) aggression tolerated on behalf of group
behavior  group  sociology  study  analysis  2015  q2  example  journalism  military  story  history  leadership  stevejobs  2sds  2sbs  performance  organization  business  insight 
may 2015 by csrollyson
The Next Big Thing in the Food Industry: Flies | Inc.com
Fantastic idea: Entrepreneur raises high-protein, high-fat larvae for livestock feed, feeding them waste #green
veteran  military  entrepreneur  ohio  agriculture  feed  livestock  fish  chicken  pig  insect  farm  fly  industry  plant  prototype  regulation  environment  green  q4  2014 
march 2015 by csrollyson
Service Culture: You’re Doing it Wrong — Medium
USAF officer criticizes executive decision to "strengthen culture & sense of mission" w Airman's Creed (pledge of allegiance)
usa  air  force  policy  leadership  management  rebuttal  debunk  mission  culture  military 
october 2014 by csrollyson
No. You won’t understand and you’re the poorer for it. — Medium
Veteran angrily replies to Medium, condemns civilians for never understanding veterans
soldier  warrior  vietnam  rebuttal  draft  service  war  military 
october 2014 by csrollyson
New Study Abroad Sites Met with Growing Excitement | The Index
3 new programs put students on cutting edge; they study physics in Iran, military/politics in Crimea, human rights in North Korea #kudos
kalamazoo  college  Q4  2014  foreign  study  korea  iran  crimea  russia  news  military  physics  2ghcj  kzoo 
october 2014 by csrollyson
Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry | Marine Corps Association
Evaluating gender equality in front-line military combat: a marine's view #kudos
military  Usa  pointofview  analysis  gender  men  women  marine  combat  war  mission  sexuality  economics  2014  q3  equality 
september 2014 by csrollyson
A Common Enemy in Iraq
POV on why ISIS should be taken seriously
pointofview  q3  2014  iraq  syria  isis  obama  army  military  kurd 
august 2014 by csrollyson
Gunmen kill Egyptian general; ousted Mursi defiant at trial | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Egypt update: assassinations, increasing unrest, trials & elections look to return to military rule
egypt  assassination  military  mursi  court  brotherhood  militant  Q1  2014  economy  election  murder  gaza  hamas  aid  tourism  2ghcj 
january 2014 by csrollyson
Syrian rebels launch fierce offensive against al Qaeda fighters | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
"It's complicated": major clashes b/t FSA rebel forces and Iraq-based Islamist groups (called al Qaida)
syria  rebel  faction  army  military  battle  alqaida  iraq  Q1  2014  assad  2ghcj 
january 2014 by csrollyson
11 Sounds That Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard | Mental Floss
How many do you know? Must-see for curiosity or nostalgia: 10 vintage "technologies" that'll take you back or make you think "OMG how primitive"
1960  1950  telephone  film  appliance  home  camera  record  TV  retail  history  exceptional  hightech  technology  military  coffee  humor  discussion  2cdo  2csra  video  demo 
january 2014 by csrollyson
A Game of Shark and Minnow - Who Will Win Control of the South China Sea? - NYTimes.com
MUSTsee NYT reporter goes onsite at makeshift filipino outpost (Ayungin) on reef in South China Sea as Chinese ships circle Thx @jeanneleez #fb
south  china  sea  pacific  east  asia  q4  2013  story  report  video  photo  philippines  vietnam  taiwan  malaysia  diplomacy  shipping  oil  gas  reef  fishing  navy  army  military  shipwreck  exceptional  asean  usa  analysis  2ghcj 
october 2013 by csrollyson
Google’s Driver-less Car and Morality : The New Yorker
Interesting reflection: Explores challenges of programming robots to have morality
robot  morality  reflection  2013  car  Automobile  soldier  police  military  artificial  intelligence  conscience 
october 2013 by csrollyson
Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies
Data analysis claims link between intense warfare and development of large complex societies; analyzed 3,000 years of data
military  war  society  organization  population  europe  asia  research  2013  mathematics  analytics 
october 2013 by csrollyson
Obama says world ‘has to act’ against Syria - FT.com
USA-Russia struggle continues over Syria strike Thx @rudolphlohmeyer
syria  usa  russia  obama  putin  q3  2013  summit  military  strike  unitednations  chemical  weapon  UK  France  2ghcj  China 
september 2013 by csrollyson
The Only Way to Restore Trust in the NSA - Atlantic Mobile
MUSTread even-handed POV on NSA, govt lying & what to do #kudos Thx Jerry Michalski #fb
nsa  surveillance  lying  government  military  obama  snowden  whistleblower  Q3  2013  analysis  cia  fbi  trust  exceptional 
september 2013 by csrollyson
U.S. readies strikes, Syrians prepare for attack | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Sad state of affairs in Syria & clear dysfunction in global governance, sovereignty, nation state
syria  NATO  Usa  britain  uk  france  russia  china  military  strike  analysis  2ghcj 
august 2013 by csrollyson
Amitav Ghosh : The Anglophone Empire
Brilliant essay juxtaposes the British Empire in India and the USA/UK/Australia force in Iraq
india  history  iraq  empire  analysis  comparison  usa  britain  uk  repression  military  nation  building  revolt  Bush  australia 
april 2013 by csrollyson
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