The abolition of the one-child policy by China is in the news. In fact the change of population policy is essential for major economic development goals established by the ten-year plan just published by the third Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
Opium production in Afghanistan has risen in a huge upward spiral since the Taliban were government expelled in 2001 by the U.S. invasion. Cultivation and drug production have become the main source of foreign exchange Hamid Karzai regime imposed by United States after the occupation of the country.
So much for privacy reasons more or less good security are married with those of consumerism. Thanks to technological innovation Secret Service, Social Networks, ISP etc.. etc.. tirelessly collect our every move, our every conversation, every our preference, our every purchase, probably our state of health and so on, all in order to know if we are made the most of "one" or "zero".
The typhoon in the Philippines, unfortunately, will not be the last, natural phenomena are becoming more violent and it seems more and more frequent. It 'hard to think of nature as an enemy but we should have the right to defense. Would not it be better that the world equips itself with the most appropriate tools, not to eliminate them but at least to prevent them and to limit damage, rather than continue to produce useless instruments of war?