Apple Co-Founder: ‘US would look like Dubai if it didn’t spend all its money on military’

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Source: Arabian Business

“Everything is first-class,” says Nerd-in-Chief Steve Wozniak of Dubai, as we sit down to chat on the sidelines of this month’s Gartner Symposium at the Madinat Arena.

“The United States used to talk, when I was growing up, like that’s what we were. The US would look like this if we didn’t spend all our money on the military.”

He tells me he has visited the emirate once before with his wife, Janet, in February, but had little time to properly explore. This time he is absorbing more of the skyline. (more…)

Video – Ukrainian Militants Allegedly Hang a Militia Man and his Pregnant Wife

Source: Revolution News

A shocking video shows militants in Ukraine hanging a pregnant woman and her husband, yet more evidence of atrocities being committed by pro-Kiev neo-nazi fighters, now receiving training and support from the USA.

The chilling clip shows two individuals with bags over their heads strung up to a rudimentary gallows in a forest as three militants pose with the bodies and take photographs. The ropes around their necks are attached to a nearby vehicle. The woman is clearly heavily pregnant.

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Uncle Sam Paying Millions to NFL to Promote Warfare State

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Source: Alternet

For those unaware, the National Football League operates as a type of legal monopoly thanks to a political situation so cozy it makes the cable companies and Big Pharma look like rogue enemies of the state.

The NFL pays no taxes. Billionaires own all but one of these teams (the Green Bay Packers are owned by shareholders), and unlike with other sports, every NFL team makes a profit. The NFL itself is classified as a 501(c)6, much like your local Chamber of Commerce. Therefore, they don’t have to give the Capitol Hill mafia a cut of their income. (more…)

Troops referred to Ferguson protesters as ‘enemy forces’, emails show

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A national guard member walks by a Humvee in Clayton, Missouri. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Source: The Guardian

As the Missouri national guard prepared to deploy to the streets of Ferguson last year during protests sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown, the troops used highly militarised language such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to citizen demonstrators.

Documents detailing the military mission divided the crowds that national guards would be likely to encounter into “friendly forces” and “enemy forces” – the latter apparently including “general protesters”. (more…)

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