Category: Science & Technology

The Pentagon and Technology

Taxpayers generate new technology, not investors “The Nanny State for the Rich” Where do US technological innovations come from? Silicon Valley? No. From Pentagon procurement offices. Taxpayers generate new technology, not investors. Investors come along later and reap the rewards. The purpose of this system? To provide a Nanny State for the rich. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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Keystone pipeline already leaking catastrophically

State of the art construction? Energy “policy” backed by violence Remember the state-of-the-art pipeline that its supporters assured us would never leak? It had one of the largest inland oil spills since 2010 in November which we are only learning the true extent of SIX months later. The Keystone pipeline which goes through sacred lands and under irreplaceable fresh water supplies that millions depend on was installed with violence. Who provided the violence? Local police forces and police departments from all over the country (not enough work to do back home?) A disgraceful chapter in American history – and...

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Small town Psy Ops

“Walkout for peace” Who is organizing this? I live in a small village in a region that’s a mix of small cities, suburbs and country (cows, cornfields and fruit farms.) We get our government propaganda undiluted and this leads to some pretty interesting discoveries. I remember when Kevin Klose, then head of NPR, came back to his home town near mine to give a “local boy makes good” talk “to the folks.” What did he talk about in the fall of 2002 – a full seven months before the invasion of Iraq? This man, head of NPR, told local...

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The Atomic Bazaar

The rise of “the nuclear poor” Proliferation How well are we keeping track of the proliferation of nuclear weapons? William Langewiesche, the author of “The Atomic Bazaar”, lays out the current nuclear landscape. It’s cheaper than building a world class a navy and an air force – and it’s now doable by poor countries. Is it possible to stop proliferation? A realistic, sober-minded, and non-hysterical analysis of the situation by someone who has studied it thoroughly. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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“The Maoist abandonment of reason”

Professor Nicholas Christakis attacked by whacko student at Yale Students shriek: “You don’t get to talk” The Yale directive: “Halloween is also unfortunately a time when the normal thoughtfulness and sensitivity of most Yale students can sometimes be forgotten and some poor decisions can be made including wearing feathered headdresses, turbans, wearing ‘war paint’ or modifying skin tone or wearing blackface or redface. These same issues and examples of cultural appropriation and/or misrepresentation are increasingly surfacing with representations of Asians and Latinos.” Professor Erika Christakis wrote: “American universities were once a safe space not only for maturation but also...

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