China’s economic slowdown: 11 things you should know

VOX China is the world’s second-largest economy, after the United States, and it’s been growing so rapidly for so long that rapid Chinese economic growth has become part of the landscape for an entire generation. Yet in recent years, people have been warning that the model underlying that rapid growth is unsustainable. And it now… More China’s economic slowdown: 11 things you should know

CHINA FLEXESt

THE HUFFINGTON POST Unprecedented Display Of Military Might… Monkeys, Falcons Deployed To Clear Birds From Parade Route… Chinese Officials: 84 Percent Of Arms On Display Never Before Seen… Revisionist History Frustrates Taiwan… Putin, Sisi In Attendance… Convenient Distraction From Economic Woes… Insiders: Xi Looking More Vulnerable Than Ever…China Reportedly Building 2 Aircraft Carriers… But Plans… More CHINA FLEXESt

Second breach: Hackers grab sensitive military and intelligence personnel background information

THE RAW STORY USA – Second breach hits US military and intelligence personnel records Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several US officials said on Friday. It is the second such breach of federal records revealed in the last… More Second breach: Hackers grab sensitive military and intelligence personnel background information

Not Good: Report: Russia, China Crack Snowden Docs

This result was the catalyst for my opposition to Snowden seeking asylum in a communist country… THE DAILY BEAST Russia and China have allegedly decrypted the top-secret cache of files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a report from The Sunday Times, to be published tomorrow. The info has compelled British intelligence agency MI6… More Not Good: Report: Russia, China Crack Snowden Docs

Vox Sentences

VOX Sentences 4 million Social Security numbers Office of Personnel Management headquarters. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) The president of the union that represents federal workers has claimed, based on private briefings with the government, that the hackers who breached the Office of Personnel Management last week got Social Security numbers for every federal employee. [AP /… More Vox Sentences

John Oliver: US prisons are full because ‘our drug laws are a little draconian, and a lot racist’

The Raw Story On an extended segment on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver tackled the subject of America’s prison system — from high incarceration rates due to “draconian” drug laws to prison rape and privatization. Oliver began by pointing out that America has more prisoners than any other country in the world, with nearly… More John Oliver: US prisons are full because ‘our drug laws are a little draconian, and a lot racist’

Petco to stop selling treats from China, after 1,000 dog deaths

As a pet lover, this is old news and should have ceased years ago.  So no kudos for Petco.  My question is: What took you so long? Also, why stop at the “end of the year?” America Blog Hallelujah. Pet store giant Petco has announced that it will stop selling pet treats from China by the end of… More Petco to stop selling treats from China, after 1,000 dog deaths

China Installed More Solar Power in 2013 than the US has in its Whole History

As long as dim-witted people are running Congress, the above headline will be commonplace around the globe, except for the United States and that’s a sad commentary… Informed Comment – Joshua Hill Despite predictions all through 2013 suggesting that Japan would walk away the dominant solar PV market, Bloomberg New Energy Finance has revealed that China “outstripped… More China Installed More Solar Power in 2013 than the US has in its Whole History

Why can’t you trust Snowden? Let me count (some of) the ways…

From the onset, let me say that I know some of our TFC readers are pro Snowden and that’s perfectly fair.   This particular article happened to be “anti Snowden”.  I’ll be sure to balance it out within the week. Sulia – Milt Shook I just read a comment on a blog post in which a… More Why can’t you trust Snowden? Let me count (some of) the ways…