Author: Peter B.

Boston Dynamics has so far refused to allow its robot dogs to be used as weapons. The weapons manufacturer “Sword” has now developed a similar robot-like dog with a sniper rifle attached. The new war machine was shown at the US military exhibition AUSA in Washington. The armed robot is able to fire precisely within a range of up to 1200 meters. The system called SPUR (Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle) is controlled remotely. Thanks to its sensors, SPUR can be used both day and night. According to Sword, the equipment includes a thermal imaging camera, a 30-x optical zoom, and a special ceramic coating that…

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Poland’s highest court sides with the Polish government amid the county’s dispute with the European Union. Parts of EU law are incompatible with the Polish constitution, the Constitutional Court has decided in a new ruling. “The attempt by the European Court of Justice to interfere in the Polish judicial system violates (…) the rule of the primacy of the constitution and the rule that sovereignty is preserved in the process of European integration.” Poland’s Constitutional Court The decision could further fuel the long-standing dispute over the reform of the Polish judicial system between Brussels and Warsaw. Specifically, the procedure concerned whether…

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The apps and websites of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been offline for hours. And the problems have still not been fixed. All three platforms went offline at the same time this morning. More than 10 million reports were received on the Downdetector website so far. https://twitter.com/downdetector/status/1445132775036706825 Worldwide disruption The Facebook and Instagram pages do not load via the browser or in the apps. A message “5xx Server Error” appears on the Instagram homepage. Facebook’s website does not even respond anymore, and nobody can use Facebook Messenger: Sending or receiving messages is completely failing. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp rely on the same…

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The Chinese real estate company Evergrande is shaking. The mountain of debt is gigantic and due dates can no longer be fully serviced. Observers expect the Chinese government to break it up. The trading of the Evergrand stock has been halted in Hong Kong. “Trading in the shares (stock code: 03333) of China Evergrande Group (the Company’) will be halted at 9:00 a.m. today (4/10/2021). Accordingly, all structured products relating to the Company will also be halted from trading at the same time.” The heavily indebted Chinese real estate company Evergrande suspended trading in its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at…

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Archaeologists have reportedly found “Mount Sinai,” from which God gave Moses the Ten Commandments: the Jabal Maqla mountain within the Jabal al-Lawz Mountains in Saudi Arabia. Researchers from the biblical archaeological organization The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation have now found the peak where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Moses led the Israelites to Mount Sinai according to the book of Exodus in the Bible. It was surrounded by fire and smoke. The prophet then climbed the mountain, where he “met with God” to receive the Ten Commandments. Mount Sinai is, therefore, one of the most important holy places of the Jewish, Christian, and…

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Former US President Donald Trump continues his legal battle against the suspension of his Twitter account. Trump applied to a court in Florida on Friday for an injunction against the short message service Twitter – with the aim of unblocking his account. Trump is taking advantage of Florida Gov. DeSantis’ new anti-social media censorship law. In the court document, the Republican argues, among other things, that Twitter was forced by members of the US Congress to censor it. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of Florida on Friday, also stated that the social media platform Twitter was a “communication tool” of…

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Russian state-owned Gazprom had completely stopped gas transit to Hungary through Ukraine today, Oct. 1st at 7 am Kyiv time (5 am GMT), the Ukrainian Transit Operator OGS says. Gazprom has a transit contract with OGS from 01.10.2021 to 30.09.2022 with a volume of 24,6 million cubic meters per day. Russia started to use its “TurkStream” pipeline, the southern gas route bypassing Ukraine, to sell gas to Hungary, ignoring existing transit contracts with Ukraine. The Hungarian Prime Minister Orban said today on national TV he “can’t acknowledge Ukrainian position” in this conflict. Meanwhile, gas spot price in Europe has exceeded…

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The so-called “Havana Syndrome” among US diplomats in Cuba is most likely caused by crickets, not microwave weapons, says a declassified JASON review commissioned by the US State Department obtained by BuzzFeed News. “No plausible single source of energy (neither radio/microwaves nor sonic) can produce both the recorded audio/video signals and the reported medical effects. We believe the recorded sounds are mechanical or biological in origin, rather than electronic. The most likely source is the Indies short-tailed cricket.”The declassified JASON report concluded Download and read the full declassified report here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21068770-jason-report-2018-havana-syndrome

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At least five fireballs were reported in the skies over the U.S. last week. NASA Meteor Watch, a U.S. space agency, captured one of the celestial objects in a video. “The largest grouping of eyewitness accounts – over 80 – is associated with an event that occurred at 7:40 pm Eastern Daylight Time,” NASA states. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOkEzZKJTZ0 An analysis of the reports shows that the meteor flew over the North Carolina coast and was visible at 48 miles (77 kilometers) above the ocean at Camp Lejeune near Jacksonville in North Carolina. It was traveling at a speed of 32,000 miles (about…

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Florida Governor DeSantis directs the Secretary of State to investigate Facebook for alleged violations of election laws. “If this new report is true, Facebook has violated Florida law to put its thumb on the scale of numerous state and local races. Floridians deserve to know how much this corporate titan has influenced our elections. That is why I am directing Secretary Lee to use all legal means to uncover violations of Florida’s election laws.”Governor Ron DeSanti In a letter sent to Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee today, Governor DeSantis has directed Secretary Lee to investigate Facebook’s alleged failures to…

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