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North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

The Muslim Times

Source: BBC

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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Leaked catalog from UK surveillance arms-dealer full of gadgets sold to US cops

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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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Pfizer admits Big Pharma is profiting from addiction; its products support opioid epidemic


Drug addiction

Vicki Batts
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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Faithia Balogun Wins 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Award Lead Actress Award

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Nigerian Artistes Dominate AFRIMA Award Nomination List |The Republican News

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