All posts tagged world affairs

Study: 29,000 people, 52 countries, ten years, 262 scientists = Global causes of heart attack are the same: cholesterol profile (50%), smoking (36%), diabetes, high blood pressure, fat belly, stress, inadequate fruits and vegetables, lack of exercise.

This article at talks about the release of the findings of a major study being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. The research […] followed 29,000 people in 52 countries. It took a decade and 262 scientists to complete the work, which, according to the editor of The Lancet […] Read More⇒

Okay, okay, I know I’ve been on a rant lately. But this article from Mark Morford is brilliant. I can’t help it.

Quoting from Mark Morford’s new rant on SF Gate: QUOTE So, let’s see: Bona-fide war hero turned incredibly articulate, educated, gifted Vietnam War protester and respected senator on one side, alcoholic AWOL failed-businessman born-again pampered daddy’s boy evangelical Christian on the other. Is this really the contest? Bush slugs gin and tonics like Evian while […] Read More⇒

Orwell rolling in his grave: The newest iteration of the intrusive, massive database cross-referencing passenger screening system has a new tagline: “Preserving our Freedoms”. Bloody Hell.

I don’t even have the energy to write much about this much-maligned system that was CAPPS and then CAPPS 2 and now SecureFlight. It is essentially a passenger screening system (like the flawed one I wrote about here and here) that has cost $100M to date and that is being relaunched with a new, friendly […] Read More⇒

Bruce Schneier writes about the U.S. “slouching toward Big Brother”

Bruce is one of my favourite security authors. He has a very macro view of the world and his reasoning on security issues is always well-thought out and pragmatic. He has written an article on CNET about how he sees the ongoing American dissolution into a police state that is happening right now. QUOTE We […] Read More⇒