South Korea has a plan to annihilate the North Korean capital if it shows any signs of mounting a nuclear attack, according to reports from Seoul.
A military source told the Yonhap news agency every part of Pyongyang “will be completely destroyed by ballistic missiles and high-explosives shells”.
Yonhap has close ties to South Korea’s government and is publicly funded.
On Friday North Korea carried out what it said was its fifth, and largest, nuclear test.
The international community is considering its response.
The US says it is considering its own sanctions, in addition to any imposed by the UN Security Council, Japan and South Korea.
Pyongyang responded on Sunday by calling the threats of “meaningless sanctions… highly laughable”.
The South Korean military official told Yonhap that Pyongyang districts thought to be hiding the North’s leadership would be particularly targeted in any attack. The city, the source said…
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Cobham PLC is a surveillance vendor who sells to some of the world’s most egregious human rights abusing governments; in 2014, they provided a catalog of cyberweapons and spy tools to Florida Department of Law Enforcement, from whom it leaked.
The catalog is part of the ongoing transfer of military/nation-state style weapons and tools to local law enforcement departments — the surveillance equivalent of the armored cars, rocket launchers and grenades that the LA school police bought a couple years ago.
The catalog is full of nasties, including a cellular jammer that will kill mobile service if the cops decide that the people in their vicinity shouldn’t be able to get the word out about what’s going on; Stingray-alikes that let cops harvest the identities of people at a given time and place, and trackers for cellphones that let cops follow someone based on their phone’s unique radio…
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September 9, 2016
Well, it only took two decades for Pfizer to admit that opioids are indeed addictive, even when they are used as prescribed. There is also no evidence that opioids are effective for long-term treatment of chronic pain, in spite of the clever and misleading marketing campaigns led by manufacturers.
Opioids cause up to 60 deaths per dayin the United States. This shocking figure is part of what finally led to Pfizer’s concessions about their product’s lack of safety. The corporation has recently agreed to disclose that opioids “carry serious risk of addiction—even when used properly,” according to the Washington Post. The company has also agreed not to promote opioid use for off-label purposes that aren’t approved, such as for long-term back pain. Pfizer will also acknowledge that there is no good research on the effectiveness of opioids beyond 12 weeks…
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I still wonder why on earth there was no interception of the hijacked planes in the key US airspace hovering for 102 minutes (1hr 42mins) before hitting their targets? Was it a normal occurence?
Keynote Speech At Baptist Convention
Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote speech at the National Baptist Convention Thursday night, but photos show that many people failed to show up.
Prior to the speech, workers moved in wall partitions in the giant venue, according to tweets from several reporters who were there.
— Frank Morris (@FrankNewsman) September 8, 2016
— Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) September 8, 2016
Even during the speech, however, many of the chairs at the venue were not filled.
Here are the requested “during speech” pics of KC convention hall pic.twitter.com/ZRGOm77xnO
— Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) September 8, 2016
According to local 41 Action News reporter Brian Abel, roughly 3,000 attended the speech…
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BEAUTIFUL Nollywood Actress Faithia Balogun last week carted home the award for the Lead Actress in a Film at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, which held in New York, US on September 4, 2016.
Faithia beat other actresses such as Omoni Oboli, Adesua Etomi, Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Belinda Effah to win the award after her completely-immersing role in the movie titled Ishanna.
Ishanna was released in 2015 and it featured other top Nollywood actors including Muyiwa Ademola, Kenny George, Babatunde Usman and Morenikeji Alausa to mention a few.
“I am honoured to have this recognition bestowed on me at this level,” said Balogun.
“We put a lot of effort into the project, and everyone is deserving of this award.”
Earlier in the year, Faithia Balogun clinched the City People Recognition Award and One of the 100 Most influential Deltans Award. …
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NIGERIAN music again showed its prominence on the African continent as 10 Nigerian artistes dominated the 15 slots open to West Africa on the recently released nominations of Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) which holds in Lagos.
On the nominee list for Bes Female Artist in Western Africa, Nigeria’ Aramide (I Don’t Care), Niniola (Jete), Seyi Shay (Right Now), Temi Dollface (Scool Your Face), Tiwa Savage (If I Start To Talk) and Yemi Alade (Na Go De) contend with Senegal’s Adiouza (Daddy) and Ivory Coast’s Josey (Diplome) for the crown.
And in contention for the Best Male Artist in Western Africa award are Nigeria’s Brymo (In The City), Flavour (Dance), Tekno (Duro) and Wizkid (Final (Baba Nla), Ghana’s Okyeame Kwame (small Small) and Sarkodie (Hand To Mouth) and Mali’s Sidikiba Diabate (Fais Moi Confiance).
In other regions, Uganda dominated Eastern Africa as seven of its artistes compete…
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