Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Tanzania’s Masai Face Homeland Eviction…So Dubai Royals Can Hunt – 17 November 2014

RT logoMasai people living in northern Tanzania are facing eviction from their historical homeland, as the government has reportedly reneged on a promise and is proceeding with plans to remake the land into a hunting reserve for Dubai’s royal family.

There are about 40,000 Masai people living on the 1,500 square kilometer “wildlife corridor” bordering Serengeti National Park. They are known for their semi-nomadic ways and have their own distinctive culture.

The original proposal by a company based in the United Arab Emirates to turn the land into a commercial hunting park was turned down last year.

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Hyper Report – 141116 – G20 Stole Bank Accounts? – 17 November 2014

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Protesters ‘Lie Dead,’ Shut Down Streets Ahead Of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision – 17 November 2014

RT logoA crowd of demonstrators staged a peaceful protest in St. Louis on Sunday, marking 100 days since the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown by a white police officer. Protesters laid down on chalk-marked areas, pretending to have been shot.

READ MORE: Ferguson grand jury nears end, tensions rise over outcome

The action caused temporary street closures in the city, as a couple hundred demonstrators marched in protest of the death of 18-year-old Brown, who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in front of his home in Ferguson, Missouri in August.

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‘Play Angry Birds Hands-Free’: Startup Develops Head-Controlled Phone For Disabled – 17 November 2014

Photo: Sesame Enable
Photo: Sesame Enable

An Israeli tech startup has opened a campaign on crowdfunding site Indigogo asking to help launch a voice-activated, head-controlled smartphone set. The invention will allow those who have no use of hands to control touchscreen devices.

“Smartphones bring the world to us. But for people with disabilities, current smartphone technology falls short,” says a statement from the makers of ‘Sesame,’ named after the phrase that magically opened the treasure cave in the fairy tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

The technology uses a voice command to activate the program, and a front facing camera to detect the head movements of users, which it turns into cursor movements on the screen of the phone. It currently works only with Samsung Nexus phones.

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ZeroHedge – Can Anarcho-Capitalism Work? – 17 November 2014

This talk was delivered at the Costa Mesa Mises Circle on Society Without the State, November 8, 2014.

The term “anarcho-capitalism” has, we might say, rather an arresting quality. But while the term itself may jolt the newcomer, the ideas it embodies are compelling and attractive, and represent the culmination of a long development of thought.

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‘Is This An Imam School?’: Turkey Football Chairman Wants National Beard Ban For Players – 17 November 2014

RT logoThe chairman of an Ankara-based football club says he will impose a $11,200 fine on any player that is seen sporting a beard. He has also put pressure on the Turkish Football Federation to impose a nationwide ban.

The chairman of Genclerbirligi football club, Ilhan Cavcav, compared players with facial hair to Islamic school students.

“I’m 80 and I shave every day,” Cavcav told the country’s Dogan news agency. “Is this an imam school? You are a sportsman. You should be a model for the youth,” he added.

The club will fine any player with a beard 25,000 lira (US$11,200).

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Robot Foctor: Handheld Device Diagnoses 100s Of Conditions From Single Blood Drop – 17 November 2014

The smallest, portable  version of rHealth (Image: DNA Medical Institute)
The smallest, portable version of rHealth (Image: DNA Medical Institute)

(Lucas: listen also who is developing this: NASA and the GATES Foundation!)

US scientists have created a home device that replicates hundreds of complex and expensive lab tests by analyzing just one drop of blood. The constant monitoring offered by the device – which needs little training to use – could save millions of lives.

“There are two billion people on Earth who have no access to ready medical care. We set out to fix that – by developing a device that allows you to diagnose yourself no matter where you are,” said Eugene Chan, who leads the team at DNA Medical Institute, which has received grants from NASA and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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