Pentagon Warns “Next Major Conflict May be Won Or Lost In Space”

Pentagon Warns “Next Major Conflict May be Won Or Lost In Space” By Tyler Durden “The next major conflict may be won or lost in space,” Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tuesday. “We must confront reality. Weapons are currently deployed by our competitors that can attack our assets in space.” Shanahan said that the U.S. military “is not moving fast enough to stay ahead” of its rivals China and Russia in the space race. He warned that both countries have already acquired weapon…

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Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial

Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial By Tyler Durden (ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week’s dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy. He’s now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he’s being held in what’s dubbed “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” — or Belmarsh Prison, given its reputation as a holding facility for terrorists and high-profile criminals. Julian Assange is believed held at the…

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We’re All Being Judged By A Secret “Trustworthiness” Score

We’re All Being Judged By A Secret “Trustworthiness” Score By Tyler Durden (Activist Post Editor’s Note: This topic was covered extensively this month in our premium newsletter Counter Markets. You can get a free issue here. The parallels between this “trustworthiness score” and the social credit system being used in China could not be clearer. In fact, part of the Counter Markets article “Social Credit Systems Overt and Covert Explained” features a Chinese citizen who discusses his own slide into “untrustworthiness” and what it means for day-to-day living. This is…

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Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Ditch the Petrodollar

Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Ditch the Petrodollar By Tyler Durden Three year ago – almost to the day – Saudi Arabia rattled its first sabre towards the United States, with an implicit threat to dump US Treasuries over Congress’ decision to allow the Saudis to be held responsible for the 9/11 attacks. In a stunning report at the time by the NYTimes, Saudi Arabia told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill…

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French Military Authorized to Use Deadly Force on Yellow Vests

French Military Authorized to Use Deadly Force on Yellow Vests By Tyler Durden (ZH) — French soldiers embedded with Paris police will be allowed to ‘open fire’ if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend, reports the Daily Mail, citing the military governor of Paris. “They are perfectly capable of appreciating the nature of the threat and answering it in a proportionate manner,” said General Bruno Leray in a Friday interview with Franceinfo Radio. “If their life or that of the people they defend is threatened, they can go up…

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New Zealand Police Interviewed Mosque Shooter Before Granting Gun License

New Zealand Police Interviewed Mosque Shooter Before Granting Gun License By Tyler Durden (ZH) – New Zealand police revealed on Friday that they met with accused Christchurch mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant in October 2017 as part of a routine home inspection connected to his purchase of the guns used in the March 15 attacks that left 50 dead. Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, applied for the gun licence in September 2017 and a police “firearms vetting team” visited his home in the southern city of Dunedin the following month, a…

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Wave of New Zealanders Handing in Guns for Destruction After Terror Attack

Wave of New Zealanders Handing in Guns for Destruction After Terror Attack By Tyler Durden (ZH) – As New Zealand reels from Friday’s Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead and 50 wounded, Kiwis have started voluntarily surrendering their legally-owned semiautomatic firearms for destruction ahead of reforms promised over the next several days, according to New Zealand news outlet Stuff. The reports of citizens disarming themselves come amid a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, and has praised residents who have surrendered their…

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NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For “Possessing” Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, “Dissenter” Banned

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For “Possessing” Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, “Dissenter” Banned By Tyler Durden New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law. Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the…

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Facebook Reverses Zero Hedge Ban, Admits to Making a “Mistake”

Facebook Reverses Zero Hedge Ban, Admits to Making a “Mistake” By Tyler Durden (ZH) — It has been a strange 24 hours. On Monday, we first learned that for the previous two days, Facebook had banned all Zero Hedge content across its various mediums, as it went against Facebook’s “Community Standards” (which to the best of our knowledge, neither we not anyone else has any idea what they are), a decision which – as we noted yesterday – surprised us for two reasons: not only do we not have an official Facebook account, but Facebook did…

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Facebook Leak Reveals Global Bribery Scheme to Soften Data Privacy Laws

Facebook Leak Reveals Global Bribery Scheme to Soften Data Privacy Laws By Tyler Durden (ZH) — A leak of internal Facebook documents reveals that the company has conducted a global lobbying campaign to against data privacy legislation, targeting politicians around the world with promises of investments and incentives, according to The Guardian. The documents, which have been seen by the Observer and Computer Weekly, reveal a secretive global lobbying operation targeting hundreds of legislators and regulators in an attempt to procure influence across the world, including in the UK, US, Canada, India, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia and all…

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