Thursday, December 23, 2010

Canada, U.S. on verge of North American trade, security ’perimeter’

Canada, U.S. on verge of North American trade, security ’perimeter’: "landmark deal is at hand between Canada and the United States to form a trade and security perimeter around the continent with an eye to easing the flow of goods and people across the border, the National Post is reporting."

Why You Are a Conformist and How to Stop

Why You Are a Conformist and How to Stop: "Studies suggest that our brain is soothed by conforming and looks at social disapproval as danger, making the act of conforming more pleasant. Instead of simply conforming, be aware of when and how it happens and make a choice."

The New York Police Department Starts Using Iris Scans on Suspects

The New York Police Department Starts Using Iris Scans on Suspects: "In a move questioned by the New York Civil Liberties Union and some of New York's top lawyers, the New York Police Department is now using machines to photograph and scan the irises of prisoners as they pass through New York Central Booking. The department claims that this new high-tech identification program is part of a failsafe measure meant to prevent escapes as suspects move through New York's complex and winding court system."

IBM pitches ‘smart’ cities as planet savers

IBM pitches ‘smart’ cities as planet savers: "IBM is helping cities worldwide get 'smarter' about using resources in ways that are good for the Earth as well as local budgets.

IBM announced that the coastal Texas town of Corpus Christi has joined cities such as London, Sydney, Stockholm, and Amsterdam in using Internet Age tools to better manage water, trash, parks and more."

JP Morgan Admits To, Reduces Massive Silver Short Position, Proves Millions Of Conspiracy Theorists Correct

JP Morgan Admits To, Reduces Massive Silver Short Position, Proves Millions Of Conspiracy Theorists Correct: "In the latest example that virtually every conspiracy theory is almost always inevitably proven to be fact, the Financial Times reports that JP Morgan, the firm targeted by thousands of “tin foil hat” wearing, conspiratorially-oriented “gold bugs”, has cut back on its US silver futures."

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