How Biosecurity Is Enabling Digital Neo-Feudalism
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How Biosecurity Is Enabling Digital Neo-Feudalism

Italian master thinker Giorgio Agamben has been on the – controversial – forefront examining what new paradigm may be emerging out of our current pandemic distress. He recently called attention to an extraordinary book published seven years ago that already laid it all out. In Tempetes Microbiennes, Patrick Zylberman, a professor of History of Health in…

What In The World Is COVID -19/SARS-CoV-2?: A Geopolitical & Monetary Perspective
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What In The World Is COVID -19/SARS-CoV-2?: A Geopolitical & Monetary Perspective

When people are referring to an “emperor with no clothes” scenario, they mean that most people are being suck-up toadies and are collectively denying the truth of the situation. So it takes one person with the guts, or naivete, to speak the truth and blast through the lies. *** I will try to be naive…

Trump’s Egotism and Johnson’s Incompetence Over Covid-19 Is Shameful
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Trump’s Egotism and Johnson’s Incompetence Over Covid-19 Is Shameful

The US and UK are the nation states that have performed worst in the world in coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Americans and Britons make up more than a third of the 300,000 people worldwide who have died from Covid-19. They have paid the ultimate price for their governments’ slow and incompetent response to the…

US Lawlessness Unmasked
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US Lawlessness Unmasked

Appropriately attired, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel this week wearing a face-mask, along with his usual crumpled suit – which had the unfortunate effect of making him look rather more like a gangster than someone taking precautions to avoid COVID-19. The star-and-stripes pattern of the mask was simultaneously comical and sinister….

Phrenology Is Back, Wrapped Up with Facial Recognition in a 21st Century Pre-Crime Package by University Researchers. Too Soon?
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Phrenology Is Back, Wrapped Up with Facial Recognition in a 21st Century Pre-Crime Package by University Researchers. Too Soon?

The focus of US policing is shifting from enforcement to prevention as mass incarceration falls out of favor. ‘Pre-crime’ detection is the hot new thing, accomplished through analysis of behavior and…facial features? Researchers at the University of Harrisburg announced earlier this week that they had developed AI software capable of predicting – with 80 percent…