The London Police Now Have A Firm Definition Of Thought-Crime … And They’re Going To Use It

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TweetYum“Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police would get him just the same. He had committed—would still have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper—the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. […]

Iranian Uranium Export Scheme Another ‘Manufactered’ Bust?

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TweetYum21st Century Wire says… Another carefully orchestrated sting operation, this time by Homeland Security… On Wednesday afternoon, 33 year-old Patrick Campbell was arrested inside a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport for reportedly traveling with uranium samples hidden inside his luggage. Campbell is also being charged with a violation of the Emergency Economic Powers […]

Goldman Sachs to invest $9.6M in NYC jail program

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TweetYumoldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a city jail program that will produce profits for the investment firm if recidivism rates drop, marking the first U.S. effort of its kind to enlist private investors in financing public social programs, officials said Thursday. Known as social impact bonds or pay-for-success contracts, such initiatives began […]

What a drag, Israeli firm grows “highless” marijuana

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TweetYumThey grow in a secret location in northern Israel. A tall fence, security cameras and an armed guard protect them from criminals. A hint of their sweet-scented blossom carries in the air: rows and rows of cannabis plants, as far as the eye can see. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the […]