This may be heavy for survivors of abuse.
Settlement, Abuser Was Murderer - $233,000 awarded for native-school abuse
The Vancouver Province 12/28/01 - "A 51-year-old man has been awarded more
than $200,000 for sexual abuse he suffered at a B.C. native residential
school as a child. The man, who was identified only by his initials, was
sexually abused by a convicted killer hired to work as the school's baker.
The man was sexually assaulted ...about twice a week from the age of seven
until he was 11 or 12."
Applied Digital pushes microchip to plant in foreigners for tracking - "By
Deborah Circelli, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer - 12/20/01 PALM BEACH --
Today's security measures don't work very well, says Richard Sullivan,
pointing to the Sept. 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington. He's says
he's got a better idea: a microchip instead of a green card. Foreigners who
pass through customs or immigration could be injected with the chip, allowing
officials to monitor their activities better and keep terrorists out....The
chips are about the size of a grain of rice and contain an identification
number or other data, such as medical information, and a person's address and
phone number. The chips have no internal power source. Their data can't be
read without a scanner close at hand. The next generation of body chips --
one that transmits signals from a distance -- is several years away."
Decoding Minds, Foiling Adversaries - SIGNAL Magazine 2001 - 10/01
Information warfare is no longer just about machines; it is also about how
users think. By Sharon Berry "A technology, known as bio-fusion, combines
sensors to examine biological systems to understand how information and
neural structures produce thought and to display the thought in mathematical
terms. By creating an advanced database containing these terms, researchers
now can look at brain activity and determine if a person is lying, receiving
instructions incorrectly or concentrating on certain thought types that may
indicate aggression. Mapping human brain functions is not new; however, using
multiple components of the electromagnetic spectrum allows investigators to
produce a different snapshot of the brain to gain additional insight.
London Times 12/31/01
US bombing 'kills 100' in Afghanistan FROM AFP
Almost 100 people were killed when United States warplanes bombed a village
in eastern Afghanistan, the Afghan Islamic Press claimed today. The
Pakistan-based news agency quoted a witness as saying the planes hit the
village of Niazi Qala, 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Gardez in Paktia
province, on Sunday morning. It said many houses were destroyed in several
bombing raids. Some 92 bodies had been recovered and the toll could go
higher, the agency said...."It is well known to us that there were al-Qaeda
Taleban leadership [in the village], that is why we attacked the compound,"
said Major Bill Harrison."We feel it was a legitimate military target."