Last-Week 2017 : WK 03

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LW 2017-WK-03

This Edition of Last-Week covers the Third week of 2017

Jan 15  / Jan 21, 2017

Weed War

South Carolina Considers Legalizing Medical Marijuana

www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/01/64958.html

New Study: Cigarettes Tied To Increased Stroke Risk But Not Marijuana

http://www.weednews.co/new-study-cigarettes-tied-to-increased-stroke-risk-but-not-marijuana/

Idaho State Police seize 378 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop Friday near Kellogg

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/20/idaho-state-police-seize-378-pounds-of-marijuana-i/

NOT TO BE OUTDONE

$9 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized in Atlanta’s Largest Bust in History

http://www.vladtv.com/article/224030/9-million-worth-of-marijuana-seized-in-atlantas-largest-bust-in-history

War War

Navy’s Surface Force Commander Wants Deadlier Fleet

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/10/navys-surface-force-commander-deadlier-fleet.html

Water War

Damascus Water Crisis Now Over As Syrian Military Retakes Wadi Barada

www.activistpost.com/2017/01/damascus-water-crisis-now-over-as-syrian-military-retakes-wadi-barada.html

One Third of Americans Can’t Afford Safe Running Water

www.activistpost.com/2017/01/one-third-americans-cant-afford-safe-running-water.html

Military Industrial Complex

Military weighs expanded use of cyber, space weapons against ISIL

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/01/02/military-air-force-cyber-space-weapons-islamic-state/95970438/

Also Read/Watch: Who Is Really Behind ISIS?   www.corbettreport.com/who-is-really-behind-isis-video/

US Navy developing ‘Iron Man’ smart body armor that can detect brain injuries if soldiers are blown up

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4125374/Smart-body-armor-detect-brain-injuries-explosion.html

Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionize future battlefields

www.baesystems.com/en/article/directed-energy-atmospheric-lens-could-revolutionise-future-battlefields

See Also: Weather As a Force Multiplier  Chapter 15

Darpa’s Off-Roaders Ditch Windows for a Digital World View

www.wired.com/2017/01/darpas-off-roaders-ditch-windows-digital-world-view/

Goldfein: Search for New Light Attack Aircraft May Begin by Spring

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2403

Information Industrial Complex

Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop, Track Car Locations For More Than 15 Years

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170116/09333936490/law-enforcement-has-been-using-onstar-siriusxm-to-eavesdrop-track-car-locations-more-than-15-years.shtml

CIA unveils new rules for collecting information on Americans

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-intelligence-idUSKBN15236Z?utm_source=34553&utm_medium=partner

Obama gives US intelligence greater access to warrantless data on foreigners

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/12/obama-us-intelligence-greater-access-warrantless-data-foreign-targets

Fake News: The Latest Weapon in Information Space

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2017/01/fake-news-latest-weapon-in-information.html

Marine Corps May Get a Cyber-Only MOS

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/12/marine-corps-get-cyber-only-mos.html

Autonomous Violence

Science Fiction Becomes Reality, Robots to Get “Electronic Personhood” Legal Status

www.activistpost.com/2017/01/science-fiction-becomes-reality-robots-get-electronic-personhood-legal-status.html

DoD Announces Award of New Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1049127/dod-announces-award-of-new-advanced-robotics-manufacturing-arm-innovation-hub-i

Liteye and Tribalco partner to equip US military with anti UAV defence systems

http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsliteye-and-tribalco-partner-to-equip-us-military-with-anti-uav-defence-systems-5718073

See Also : Non-Kinetic Defined : Non-Kinetic Capabilities for Irregular Warfare

www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA501354 Proxy Highlight

Textron Systems Begins On-Water Testing for Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV™)

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/textron-systems-begins-on-water-testing-for-common-unmanned-surface-vehicle-cusv-300389494.html

AAI awarded $475M Special Operations drone contract

http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/aai-awarded-475m-special-operations-drone-contract

Lyft thinks the answer to easing traffic is to carpool or pay up

http://www.recode.net/2017/1/17/14298028/lyft-smart-lanes-john-zimmer-logan-green-traffic-car-pool

Amazon patented a highway network that controls self-driving cars and trucks

http://www.recode.net/2017/1/17/14294498/amazon-self-driving-roads-patent

Swamp Things

House passes Mattis waiver 268-151

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/james-mattis-defense-secretary-waiver-233611

Mattis pledges ‘harmony and trust’ between Pentagon, White House

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/12/mattis-pledges-harmony-trust-pentagon-white-house/

Who is John Mattis? US General says- “It’s good fun to shoot people”

BTW: Listen how excited some morons are : The Truth About Gen. Mad Dog Mattis

International Swamp Things

Rothschild Family Wealth is Five Times that of World’s Top 8 Billionaires Combined

wakingtimes.com/2017/01/20/rothschild-family-wealth-five-times-worlds-top-8-billionaires-combined/

Also Read: Masters of the Universe  www.nytimes.com/books/00/01/23/reviews/000123.23nasart.html

Geo-Politics

News From Davos 2017

http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/davos-2017/s-32611

3 Realities You Aren’t Being Told About Afghanistan

www.activistpost.com/2017/01/3-realities-arent-told-afghanistan.html

The Geopolitics Of 2017 In 4 Maps

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-20/geopolitics-2017-4-maps

What Drives Motivate Israeli Missile Attacks on Syria?

http://alwaght.com/en/News/82276

Trump Plays the Taiwan Card   ( With Video )

http://www.newsbud.com/2017/01/18/trump-plays-the-taiwan-card/

Rhodes Scholar Strobe Talbott blames Putin and Russia for upsetting the “New World Order”

   ( With Video )

www.unityofthepolis.com/rhodes-scholar-strobe-talbott-blames-putin-and-russia-for-upsetting-the-new-world-order/

Spotted In Davos: Anti-Drone Guns

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-16/spotted-davos-anti-drone-guns

Space

WGS-9 arrives in Florida for launch

http://www.schriever.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1052928/wgs-9-arrives-in-florida-for-launch

SBIRS GEO-3 launch scrubbed Thursday, rescheduled for Friday

www.spacenews.com/sbirs-geo-3-launch-scrubbed-thursday-rescheduled-for-friday/

I don’t know how to file these

Las Vegas stripper Loren Toelle pleads guilty to heading multistate drug ring that ensnared a Coeur d’Alene physician

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/19/las-vegas-stripper-loren-toelle-pleads-guilty-to-h/

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38663522

Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

www.wired.com/2017/01/d-wave-turns-open-source-democratize-quantum-computing/

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