We were constantly watched. A small Lada would follow our car around the city and a man in a dark suit would keep an eye on us as we walked about. Our phones were tapped, our apartment bugged, our mail opened, and we assumed that our government-provided housekeeper filed frequent reports on us. Even our dog was enlisted — when we took him for walks he would run happily to our mortified minder, seeking the treats he was obviously used to getting.
…twelve members of the collective swapped identities, snagging themselves digitally-altered ID cards that featured blended images of their portrait and another person’s…
Although rare diseases are still among the worst diagnoses to receive, it would not be a stretch to say there’s never been a better time to have one.
A spokesman for the NSA agreed that the proliferation of hacking tools was a major concern but declined to comment on the agency’s own role in purchasing them, citing the “sensitivity” of the topic.
During a severe flooding, Kang Hyong Kwon, a factory worker from the city of Ich’on, was trying to make his way to safety through a dangerous stream. While leaving his flooded house, he took the two most precious things in his life — his five-year-old daughter and portraits of Leaders Generalissimo Kim Il Sung and Marshal Kim Jong Il. Suddenly overwhelmed by the current, he lost grip of his daughter, who fell into the swollen waters, but still managed to keep hold of the sacred images.
In its first year of existence, the account received exactly thirty e-mails—mostly from senders named Mailer-Daemon, System Administrator, and Mail Delivery Subsystem. By 2006, it had graduated to receiving various offers to purchase software programs, pharmaceuticals, and DVDs, but the account was still pretty much a snoozer.
Everything changed in April, 2008. That’s when someone from California named Mark listed eighteen as his preferred e-mail address in the course of donating ten dollars to the Obama campaign..
“…“The Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act,” prohibits filming or taking pictures on livestock farms to “defame the facility or its owner.” Violators would be placed on a “terrorist registry.”
1) green spaces encourage people to spend more time socially outdoors, which discourages crime. It’s especially helpful for crime control when young and old people mix together in public places.
2) the presence of plants has a therapeutic effect. Vegetation decreases mental fatigue and its associated symptoms, such as irritability and decreased impulse control, both considered to be precursors to violence.