The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy. But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are.
It could spell an end to laundry days – or at least make them a much less frequent chore.
Manufacturers claim they have invented a shirt that stays clean even after 100 days of wear. The garment resists odour so effectively that it even smells fresh after being worn during rigorous exercise, its makers claim.
Americans’ fuel consumption is dropping—and so is the number of spots to fill up. From electric vehicles to natural-gas-powered fleets and Costco, a look at the culprits.
Well, this is heartwarming. On the final day of the npower Championship regular season, second-place Hull City was playing Cardiff City, who had already won the league and promotion to the English Premier League. The way the Championship works is the top two teams are automatically promoted, while the third through sixth-place teams battle it out in a postseason tournament, and the winner of that playoff is promoted, as well. But as we know here in America, playoffs are scary and unpredictable, so given the option, it's better to bypass them altogether. Hull would be promoted with a win. If Hull lost or drew, they'd need third-place Watford to lose or draw to midtable side Leeds to go up on the day. Watford and Leeds were playing at the same time.
PETA denounced the arachnid execution, but the Trenton pol’s ninja reflexes earned the praise of his fourth-grade audience.