- Global Guerrillas: JOURNAL: Afghanistan and Black Globalization
"… (the Taliban) now lives off of an economy (opium production valued at $2-3.5 billion a year) the size of many small states and its ability to "tax" this production is estimated to be approximately 15% (strangely, this is just below the same level of taxation the US government has found to be sustainable…"
(tags:pol crime war )
- G20 officer resigns over comment
Pc Hayter, from the Royal protection unit, allegedly wrote: "I see my lot have murdered someone again."
(tags:police crime )
- ComingAnarchy: Stop Calling Them Terrorists
".. the Somali pirates were actually a result of the strong civil society in the northern horn, unrelated to the Islamic extremists in the south, and regardless, irrelevant to Al Qaeda and the major factions in the war on terrorism…"
(tags:pol war )
- NASA may abandon plans for moon base – space – 29 April 2009 – New Scientist
"NASA will probably not build an outpost on the moon as originally planned, the agency's acting administrator, Chris Scolese, told lawmakers on Wednesday. His comments also hinted that the agency is open to putting more emphasis on human missions to destinations like Mars or a near-Earth asteroid."