WWH/CJE Sunday News Briefs
$ick of intrusive airport $ecurity already? Just wait for the next generation of $canners which can read EVERY molecule in your body (Follow the money)
Security staff at airports can already force us to go through metal detectors and use X-rays to see under our clothes.
But a new technology being developed on behalf of the U.S. government goes even further – soon officials will be able to scan every single molecule in our bodies.
And travellers might not even know that they are being watched, as the device can be operated from a distance of 50 metres.
It is reasonable to assume that the Department of Homeland Security is primarily intending to use the Picosecond Programmable Laser scanners in airports, where security is usually at its highest.
But the device is small and light enough to be easily portable, and could be installed in any building or even on the street. More…
Israeli (False Flag…) air force (False Flag…) shoots(False Flag…) down (OWN?) drone (False Flag…) aircraft (False Flag…)
(Reuters) – The Israeli air force shot down a drone after it crossed into southern Israel on Saturday, the military said, but it remained unclear where the aircraft had come from.
The drone was first spotted above the Mediterranean in the area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to the west of Israel, said military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich.
It was kept under surveillance and followed by Israeli air force jets before it was shot down above a forest in an unpopulated area near the border with the occupied West Bank.
Israel Shoots Down UFO, Drone?
Leibovich said it was shot down at about 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), after it travelled east some 35 miles across Israel’s southern Negev desert.
Defence Minister Ehud Barak praised the interception as “sharp and effective”. More…
MOTHER MOURNS `GRIM MILESTONE’ IN LONGEST US WAR
Lisa Freeman was cradling her 6-day-old grandson in her left arm and watching the news on her iPad while her daughter and son-in-law caught some much-needed sleep. The retired teacher was taking notes with her free hand when she heard the news: The nation had suffered its 2,000th casualty in the Afghan war.
On Sept. 29, Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Metcalfe was on patrol in the country’s rugged Wardak Province when his unit came under small-arms fire.
As the announcer droned on, all Freeman could do was shake her head and stare at little Matthew – named for an uncle he would never know. Marine Capt. Matthew C. Freeman fell to a sniper’s bullet on Aug. 7, 2009, northeast of Kabul, not far from where Metcalfe perished. More…
Campus cop kills naked student in Alabama
MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 6 (UPI) — A University of South Alabama campus police officer Saturday shot and killed a student who was nude and acting erratically, a school spokesman said.
The slain student was identified as Gilbert Thomas Collar, 18, of Wetumpka, AL.com reported. University spokesman Keith Ayers said he was shot once in the chest, the news website said.
The name of the officer who shot Collar had not been been released. He was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
Ayers, who read from a prepared statement, said he could not comment further when asked if it was suspected Collar was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The incident began with a loud bang on a window of the police station shortly before a.m., AL.com said.
“When an officer exited the station to investigate, he was confronted by a muscular, nude man who was acting erratically,” Ayers said. “The man repeatedly rushed toward the officer and verbally challenged the officer in a fighting stance.” More…
The last innocent Briton in Guantanamo: U.S. soldiers repeatedly smashed my head against a wall
Shaker Aamer claims he was systematically abused by U.S. soldiers
He also alleges one British officer watched while a U.S. soldier banged his head against the wall
Scotland Yard is investigating claims that MI6 and MI5 officers who interrogated a British man held at Guantanamo Bay were fully aware he was being brutally tortured by his American jailers.
Shaker Aamer, 46, whose wife and four children live in South London, alleges that during his ten years of captivity at the US naval base, British agents visited him three times.
Mr Aamer’s British lawyers have handed detectives 56 pages of hand-written notes and typed depositions in which he lays out his allegations. The Mail on Sunday has been told that Scotland Yard has formally asked the US government to allow them to question Mr Aamer in Guantanamo.
Last night the Metropolitan Police would confirm only that their investigations into Mr Aamer’s case were ongoing. More…
How far will some Australian men go to achieve the perfect body?
Many Australian men are risking their lives for the perfect body.
More young men are bowing to societal pressure to be physically bigger and stronger, but psychologists warn that taken to the extreme, this can lead to a new mental illness known as “body dysmorphia”.
In their quest for the perfect physique, these men are doing whatever it takes to attain the ultimate “ripped body”.
From going through months of intensive dieting to spending hours in the gym daily, some are also turning to dangerous “quick fixes” in the form of steroids and performance enhancing drugs.
While the drugs are heavily restricted in Australia by laws that are among the strictest in the world, those willing to put their lives on the line have turned to countries like Thailand where regulations are less strict.