Also I believe the word you are looking for is "Deplorable" to describe the CIA deciding to use Doctors without Borders distributing polio vaccine as a convenient way to get agent access to an area.
It was for polio, and the vaccination wasn't fake. A CIA agent posed as a doctor, likely the others didn't even know. The CIA hijacked the goodwill effort (doctors without borders I believe) for use in spying. The agent got caught (or at least discovered), and it got into the media. This sparked A) Distrust of the vaccinations so people didn't show up, and B) Bombings to kill the doctors (who might be CIA), also manage to kill people trying to get vaccinations, will also keep people away. All of these things hinder the distribution of the vaccine.
1) It was just normal helpful vaccine, not nano spy bots or whatever.
2) It was, apart from the one jerk CIA agent, a bunch of innocent doctors trying to help.
but I would imagine you try an elephant first, and then a more recently frozen elephant, and go from there...
Sure yes, however in terms of actual trade value it is about a magnitude less. Which makes Ford Canada bitching about it humorous.
Car Import/Export I read is worth about 50$ Million bucks between the two countries (a year).
Between Wood and Food, the value is 1.5$ Billion. So 1500$ Million VS 50$ Million.
Perhaps that value will change now with less tariffs, who knows... However the tariffs were also lifted on the main exports as well...
Everything is connected man, everything!
Huh. An inventor named Farnsworth created television? I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that he was probably the inspiration behind Hubert J. Farnsworth the inventor on Futurerama the TV show... neeto.
Seeing as most of the trade seems to consists of things like "Wood" and "Food" I doubt IP is really a big deal for either.
Unfortunately. People are either stupid or easily influenced. Part of it is probably the propaganda bombardment they get during and leading up to elections. Hell politicians don't even bother with that anymore, they campaign 100% of the time now.
I have a friend who I would consider otherwise intelligent, however I could not believe his political leanings. Basically voting against his best interests. Political parties also seem to tend to create these fictional realities that people buy into. Ideologies that they proport, but never really live up to. I think the big problem is, anyone that closely follows politics would easily see through the lies, however most are so disinterested in politics, so apathetic about their vote being more less meaningless, that most don't vote, and those that do don't really pay enough attention to even make an informed decision. Also there are social status that comes into play, voting for Conservatives/Republicans means you must be part of the wealthy elite (even though your really not).
Anyway I mean the guy in question is in a Union, and when I said that voting for Conservatives in Canada was counter to his best interests because they are anti-union he didn't believe me. His impression was that the Conservatives loved Unions and they had never ever done anything to Unions in the past. Some of the first things they did once elected were to break several Unions and force settlements, all under the guise of "for the sake of the economy" etc...
Anyway I know a few that are informed, and swing Conservative because they believe in certain factual things, which I can respect, however most seem to just spit ideology and rhetoric, most of which is meaningless as fed to them, and seem more than happy to vomit it up over anyone else close enough to listen.
Also not to generalize, but Old People. They tend to pay about as much attention (which is none), however are much more dangerous because most of them do vote. Most of them vote very consistently, and will proudly say that they have been Conservative for 30 years. Never mind that the Conservative party they are used to voting for has little resemblance to the one that exists today. They are not voting for someone, or something, but an idea of what they think a party is. Which is why in a rather cynical move the Conservatives apparently amended a bill recently to attempt to reduce the number of younger voters (as they more often than not do not vote Conservative). Anyway haven't really looked up the details for that one yet, but I wouldn't doubt it given their past machinations.
Autonomous sentry drones patrolling the skies intercepting enemy drones! Let the Drone Wars begin!
For better coordination of attacks, you could network them all together. However for it to be effective, you will probably need some kind of neural net processor, a learning computer if you will.
Its either that, or anti-aircraft guns, which is just plain silly.
It would have made zero difference, and in fact would have probably made things worse.
Russia backed a pro-Russian Ukraine government, and are now throwing a tantrum when they were deposed.
Had the Ukraine nuclear weapons, Russia would have come in harder and faster than it already did, using the excuse of safe guarding the nuclear weapons. Saying you are going to develop them, only asks Russia to please come invade the rest of our country, as we are giving you a convenient excuse you can use with the rest of the world.
Old People are resistant to change. News at 11.
I once had a computer science prof that refused to use email.
I do support for a number of different systems professionally, and I can tell you there are plenty of people that are very ignorant of technology, even though its basic usage is a big component of their job, and many are pretty flippant about "that computers stuff" etc... I mean nothing is funnier than belittling what I do right?
It's the only fair way to settle science!
Two scientists in, only one comes out!
It would also have the added benefit of over time creating a species of super strong buff scientists that are designed for fighting... oh wait...
OK this late on Friday I am really not even trying anymore...
Just means that modern humans have had 30,000 years for their immune systems to evolve additional defenses.
Talk to me when you find a virus from 30,000 years in the future, then I'll be scared!
So you want to be a hobo?