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Hall of Mirrors: Wikileaks volunteer helped build Tor, was funded by the Pentagon

10 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Last week, I wrote an article about the Tor Network, an anonymity tool developed, built, and (currently) financed by the US National Security State: the Pentagon, the State Department, and a CIA spinoff, the International Broadcasting Bureau, that also operates a propaganda outfit aimed at subverting Cuba’s communist regime. Show More Summary

Judge nixes suit over Empire State Building IPO

A judge says thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over their claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock. A... To view the full story, click the title link.

Jane Goodall Visits Green School’s Magnificent Bamboo Tent Made from Locally-Sourced Materials in Bali

Bamboo, one of the most sustainable building materials in the world, can grow up to four feet in a single day and combines strength and flexibility. It is affordable and abundant and, in the case of equatorial states, can be locally sourced. Andrew Ma’s

Troller T4

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Meet the Troller T4, a rough-and-tumble SUV Ford is building in Brazil. We hope it’s not love at first sight though, as this puppy isn’t destined for the States anytime soon. The story starts back with Ford’s 2007 purchase of the South American automaker Troller. Show More Summary

Anticipation Building for Liverpool Preseason Tour of United States

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

The Liverpool squad have touched down in Boston ahead of four games across the United States, to prepare them for the upcoming Premier League season. Liverpool is among nine Premier League clubs playing friendlies across the United States this summer. … Continue reading ? Anticipation Building for Liverpool Preseason Tour of United States is a post from World Soccer Talk.

New York To Bitcoin Startups: Get Permission Or Get Out

Bitcoin allows people to build financial technology without asking for permission, but if New York state has its way, this won’t be the case for long. The New York Department of Financial Services released a series of proposed regulations last week that could shut down the digital currency startup ecosystem as we know it. Deemed “BitLicense,” it may help “Big… Read More

Empire State Building Celebrates Andy Warhol's Empire

In 1964, Andy Warhol filmed the Empire State Building for about six hours, which resulted in a stretched out, 8-hour-long silent film called Empire. The shoot took place on July 25th and 26th, from 8:06 p.m. to 2:42 a.m.—so this weekend marks the 50th anniversary. And the Empire State Building itself is celebrating! [ more › ]

China Sends Surveillance Ship To Hawaii In Retaliation To US Navy Build Up In Its Back Yard,

China has had enough with diplomacy. Shortly after China's president Xi Jinping warned that "a conflict between China and United States will definitely be a disaster for the two countries and the world" a seemingly tone-deaf US responded...Show More Summary

US Builds MH17 Case Against Russia

"A buildup of extraordinary circumstantial evidence... it's powerful here," said Secretary of State John Kerry, and it holds the Kremlin complicit in the deaths of nearly 300 passengers and crew members on the downed plane.

Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes

An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almost a million acres of land in Washington and Oregon while threatening thousands of houses and buildings.

Mr. Wheeler, tear down these walls: The economic case for removing barriers to muni broadband

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The FCC has been gently pushing for the end of state laws that make it difficult to build out municipal broadband networks. It should push harder.

Saving money with design-build

The de Blasio administration wants the state to give it permission to build major infrastructure projects faster and cheaper by bundling design and construction bids into a single contract. A 2011... To view the full story, click the title link.

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at least one American, an "outrage of unspeakable proportions."

U.S. builds case linking pro-Russian separatists to downing of MH17

President Obama spoke from the White House on Friday, outlining that U.S. intelligence is convinced MH17 was hit by a surface to air missile. WASHINGTON — The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. Show More Summary

The Climate Post: White House Announces New Climate Change Initiatives

The White House on Wednesday announced executive actions to help states and communities build their resilience to more intense storms, high heat, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change. The actions, which involve several...Show More Summary

Head Start: A Durable Design for Early Learning

Some designs are classic, timeless. We think of the Model T, Oreo cookie and Wedgewood china. We think of the Acropolis and the Empire State Building -- or most Apple products. But the most interesting and durable designs may not beShow More Summary

Net neutrality was just the start. Can the FCC keep states from banning public Internet?

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

While everyone's worked up about how to keep the Internet an open platform, another little-known controversy is quickly gaining steam. How it plays out could determine whether millions of Americans get to build their own, local alternatives to big, corporate ISPs such as Comcast and Verizon. Last night, House lawmakers pushed through legislation that would effectively […]

Iran's Highly Enriched Bargaining Chip

Why the United States can't budge on allowing Iran to build more centrifuges.

The Emotion of Money

I want to share this fantastic example of how much we are motivated by our emotions when it comes to money, and valuing things. Ask yourself: Is the value of the Empire State Building high because the value of rent is high, or vice versa,...Show More Summary

Tallest Building West of the Mississippi Is Getting an Observation Deck

The owners of the tallest building in Los Angeles want to build an observation deck to rival the views at New York's Empire State Building and Chicago's Willis Tower. The sky-high deck on the U.S. Bank Tower will get about $50-million...Show More Summary

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