U.S. Air Force confirms Boeing’s electromagnetic pulse weapon

For the last few years, the creative minds of Hollywood had seemingly outpaced the reality of technological and scientific advances in the weapons field. But no longer. Stepping out of the realm of science fiction and into reality is the joint U.S. Air Force and Boeing electromagnetic pulse weapon, capable of targeting and destroying electrical systems without the collateral damage often associated with traditional firepower. As Don Cheadle noted in the ever-relevant Ocean’s 11, this new weapon “is a bomb — but without the bomb.” Known as the “CHAMP,” or Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, the American military project is an attempt to develop a device with all the power of a nuclear weapon but without the death and destruction to people and infrastructure that such a weapon causes. Theoretically, the new missile system would pinpoint buildings and knock out their electrical grids, plunging the target into darkness […] Read More

The Only Way To Stop The Empire

Submitted by Dmitry Orlov via Club Orlov blog, The final days of US empire are fast approaching. Perhaps its end will pass slowly and gradually, or perhaps the event will unfold rapidly and catastrophically. Maybe chaos will break loose, or maybe its demise will be organized well and proceed smoothly. This nobody knows, but the end of empire is coming as surely as day follows night and sun follows rain. Overexpansion, overreach and over-indebtedness will take their toll—as all past empires have discovered. Empires are like bacteria in a Petrie dish; unthinking, unseeing, unfeeling, they expand until they run out of food or contaminate their environment with their waste, and then they die. They are automatons, and they just can’t help it: they are programmed to expand or die, expand or die, and, in the end, expand and die. What does the empire feed on? It feeds on money […] Read More

Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank (Or The Easiest Way To Make A 500x Return On Investment)

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, What’s the easiest way to make a 500x return on investment? You might be inclined to say, “Buy silver” or “invest in a successful startup while it’s still a privately held company.” But if you’re a major Fortune 500 company, you generate a 500x return on investment by buying off politicians. A prime example of this is H.R. 4950: Protecting American Jobs and Exports Act, which aims to reauthorize the US Export-Import Bank for another seven years. First, some background. The little-known Export Import bank in the Land of the Free (Ex-Im Bank) was created during the Great Depression by Presidential executive order under FDR. Few people have ever even heard of this bank, let alone have a clue what it does. Officially, Ex-Im Bank is a banking corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, and its capital […] Read More

2013: Solar Drones To Stay Aloft For Years At A Time

Nicholas West Activist Post Even as the debate intensifies over the scope of drone warfare and surveillance, significant upgrades continue and the drone industry booms. Recently we have seen the Navy successfully test autonomous drone takeoffs and landings at sea, while Boeing has begun to retrofit its decommissioned F-16s into pilotless fighter jets. This trend toward a future of autonomous fleets of large-scale war fighters is developing in tandem with the trend toward miniaturization and the mimicking of nature itself to hide drone tech in plain sight. The latest developments focus on ways to not only get new drone models aloft via remote control, or through their own autonomous decisions, but how to keep them there for as long as possible  – perhaps even permanently. Toward the end of 2011 a program called MUSIC was made public and revealed the goals of Future Combat Systems – essentially a network of ground-based and sky-based systems that could communicate […] Read More