'Back in the 1930s, Henry Ford is supposed to have remarked that it was a good thing that most Americans didn't know how banking really works, because if they did, “there'd be a revolution before tomorrow morning”.
Last week, something remarkable happened. The Bank of England let the cat out of the bag. In a paper called “Money Creation in the Modern Economy”, co-authored by three economists from the Bank’s Monetary Analysis Directorate, they stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong, and that the kind of populist, heterodox positions more ordinarily associated with groups such as Occupy Wall Street are correct. In doing so, they have effectively thrown the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.’
"The pupil of the eye is like a black mirror," said Jenkins. "To enhance the image, you have to zoom in and adjust the contrast. A face image that is recovered from a reflection in the subject’s eye is about 30,000 times smaller than the subject’s face. Our findings thus highlight the remarkable robustness of human face recognition, as well as the untapped potential of high-resolution photography."
"Since I started working with the Snowden documents, I bought a new computer that has never been connected to the internet. If I want to transfer a file, I encrypt the file on the secure computer and walk it over to my internet computer, using a USB stick. To decrypt something, I reverse the process. This might not be bulletproof, but it’s pretty good."
This is my son. He is 16 almost 17. He’s 6 feet tall, and weighs about 140 lbs. although he eats all the time, he eats everything. He eats Skittles and Gatorade and all that stuff that’s no good for you.He’s self conscious and awkward sometimes and is still trying to find his place in the world and figure out what he stands for. He wears hoodies. Sometimes he talks trash and gets in trouble. When I saw the photo of Trayvon Martin lying on the ground, I saw my son. But, I knew for certain and without a doubt that what happened to Trayvon would not have happened to my son, because my son is white. Same age, same height, same build, same hoodie, but not the same color. Shame on us.
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What happens to real journalists when they get too close to the truth: Evidence indicates Michael Hastings was assassinated
“If this was an isolated incident then there wouldn’t be so many questions swirling about Hastings’ death. However, he’s certainly not the first individual to go up against the military-industrial complex and wind up in a coffin.”