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Google’s Big Data Overfishing Project Flounders

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne Last month at the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, Google unveiled a project it bills as a groundbreaking leap in the use of cloud computing, big data, and satellite networks—all to stamp out overfishing. Show More Summary

Making the CAB retroactive to WWII

Military.com reports that legislation in Congress may make the award of Combat Action Badge retroactive to soldiers serving as long ago as the Second World War; The Combat Action Badge, authorized for soldiers in combat who are not eligible for the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge, was established in 2005 to recognize that […]

Why Congress Hates Your Cuban Rum

Havana Club or ‘American’ Havana Club? How untangling decades of Washington’s embargo politics could start a rum war among the world’s most powerful alcohol companies.

Russia’s claim that 80 percent of Congress never traveled overseas

Congress is a very special group of people, more than 80 percent of them never left the United States, they live in their own world, so I’m not amazed about this Russophobia which is being demonstrated by the Congress at the moment.” — Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, TV interview with France 24, Dec. […]

Congress Warns World Bank Not to Dilute Safeguards

Co-authored with Jolie Schwarz, Legislative Affairs Fellow at Bank Information Center The FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill expected to be signed by President Obama this week sends a clear message to the World Bank that its safeguard...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S6 News: Smartphone to Be Announced on the First Week of January 2015? Rumored Specs Revealed

It looks like Samsung is getting ready to launch its newest flagship phone sooner than expected. Previous reports suggest that the S6 will be launched in March at the World Mobile Congress. However, analysts from Mira Asset Securities believe that the new smartphone could be introduced at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which will be held from Jan. 6 to 9.

Jeff Sessions: Funding Exec Amnesty Helps DC, Wall St. 'Super Elites' Realize 'Dream of a World Without Borders'

On Friday evening, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said Congress has a duty to defund President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that defies the will of the American people and imposes the open-borders paradise that "super elites" in Washington and Wall Street so desperately desire. Show More Summary

Microgrid World Congress 2015

NTS-AT & the Smart Grid Blog is a proud media sponsor of the upcoming Microgrid World Congress 2015: Navigant Research forecasts that global annual microgrid capacity will increase from 685 megawatts in 2013 to more than 4 gigawatts by 2020 under a base scenario. The drivers behind this growth range from the need for greater grid Continue reading ?

CRomnibus and money manufacturing

In a normal world, the United States congress will pass twelve different budget bills by August or September in time for the beginning of the federal government’s fiscal year, which begins on October 1. Anyone who has followed congress over the last 20-or-more years knows that the world they live in is not normal. Rather [...]

New video: Gruber boasts of helping to write ObamaCare

It's a good thing lying in sworn testimony before Congress isn't a crime for liberals, or slippery con artist Jonathan Gruber would be a world of hurt. Under oath, Gruber became a brain-damaged basket case who can't remember anything...Show More Summary

Stop Congress from Eliminating Dodd-Frank Provision that Prevents Bail Outs of Too-Big-To-Fail Banks

The audacity is breathtaking. It is just six years after their orgy of speculation in so called "credit default swaps" caused the collapse of the World economy and precipitated the Great Recession. Undaunted, the big banks have toldShow More Summary

Microgrid World Congress 2015 – Call for Speakers

Technology leaders and business executives interested in participating as a speaker are welcome to submit a presentation proposal by Friday, January 23, 2015. For information on submitting a proposal, please review the Call for Speakers guidelines. via Microgrid World Congress 2015.

US Congress Sets Strict Limits on Global Dam Funding

Against all evidence of environmental destruction, widespread impoverishment and cost overruns, the World Bank is once again embracing mega-dams. In FY 2014, the Bank put more than half of its power sector lending into large hydropower projects. Show More Summary

House Makes Sneak Attack on D.C. Pot, Donor Limits

As the political world was busy flipping through the pages of the graphic and headline-grabbing Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush Era torture practices, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill -- all without formal debate. Show More Summary

A.M. Links: Ebola Fighters Named 'Person of the Year,' Congress Unveils $1 Trillion Spending Bill, World Reacts to Senate Torture Report

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Time magazine has named “the Ebola fighters” as its Person of the Year for 2014. "Congressional leaders on Tuesday evening reached a deal on a nearly $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government funded." According to the White...Show More Summary

“A portrait of depravity”

From the New York Times lead editorial this morning: The world has long known that the United States government illegally detained and tortured prisoners after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and lied about it to Congress and the world. But the summary of a report released Tuesday of the Senate investigation of these […]

Blackphone to launch privacy-oriented app store

Unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Blackphone is a project aiming to offer consumers a secure Android phone coupled with a privacy-oriented mobile operating system called PrivatOS On Tuesday, the company announced...Show More Summary

Media World In Turmoil: Bloomberg Editor In Chief Out, Replaced With The Economist's John Micklethwait

While hardly as attention grabbing as the events in Congress today, moments ago the newsworld was shaken following news that the Editor in Chief of Bloomberg news, Matt Winkler, would step down and continue as editor-in-chief emeritus, working directly with Mike Bloomberg, to be replaced with the Editor in Chief of The Economist, John Micklethwait. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: FDR delivers his World War II ‘Infamy’ speech

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

President Franklin Roosevelt began writing his December 8th “Infamy” speech on December 7th, 1941. On Sunday, December 8th, millions of radio listeners first heard the news about Pearl Harbor. In his speech, FDR asked Congress for aShow More Summary

First Slice 12/7/14: Mammoth hotel could rise up next to new Falcons stadium

Could Atlanta's largest hotel be built next to the new Atlanta Falcons stadium as part of the Georgia World Congress Center? Common Cause of Georgia, a vocal City Hall and Gold Dome ethics watchdog, wants an investigation into why an...Show More Summary

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