When the strongman cracked the whip on Venezuela’s oil industry in 2003, firing 20,000 experienced oil managers from state-owned Petroleo de Venezuela (PDVSA) to break a strike he admitted he had provoked, he insisted that merit didn’t matter anymore, only political loyalty. “There will be no more meritocracy,” he told his cheering red-shirts.
That philosophy [...]
But Marines on the front lines in Afghanistan say there is an urgent need for a weapon that is small and powerful enough to protect them from insurgents planting roadside bombs.
Marines already have small spy drones with high-powered cameras, but what they need is a way to destroy the enemies that their drones discover.
The rebels consist of two distinct groups: the fighters and the political leadership.
First, the fighters. In the prologue to the Libyan uprising, prior to mid-February, most of the peaceful demonstrators were young people inspired by what they saw in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt. As the situation has evolved, elements willing to risk their [...]
If an underground fallout shelter is out of the question, then why not build an above ground fallout shelter in your garage? You can stack sandbags along the walls of the garage. You will need to either build an internal roof in the garage in order to stack sandbags, or a slanted wall going from [...]
Volvo reported yesterday that it has only a ten-day supply of Japanese-built navigation and climate control systems left and is girding for a possible production halt. Last week General Motors announced it was closing its 923 employee Shreveport, La. plant where it assembles Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models because of a lack of Japanese [...]