13 July 2015
Breaking: Greece debt crisis: Eurozone summit 'reaches agreement' | 13 July 2015 | Eurozone leaders have reached a "unanimous" agreement after marathon talks over a third bailout for Greece, EU President Donald Tusk has said. He said that a bailout programme was "all ready to go" for Greece, "with serious reforms and financial support". "There will not be a 'Grexit'," said European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, referring to the fear that Greece would have to leave the euro. #ThisIsACoup
US Army considering hollow point bullets for pistols; ammunition use would violate international law --'Expanding' bullets were banned under the 1899 Hague Convention. | 10 July 2015 | In a dramatic shift for the US military, the army is considering the use of bullets that can expand and break up when striking a target to make new pistols more lethal, raising concern that doing so would violate international law. According to the Army Times, the Pentagon recently reviewed the use of "special purpose ammunition" and determined the army could look into enabling its next-generation XM-17 pistol to use various kinds, including hollow point bullets. Currently, only ball ammunition is used in the army.
Former chair of Oregon Health & Science University psychology department worked with CIA on torture - report | 11 July 2015 | A prominent retired Oregon Health & Science University psychology professor served on a CIA psychology advisory committee and played at least a limited role in helping the agency develop its post 9/11 enhanced-interrogation torture program, according to an exhaustive new report commissioned by the American Psychological Association. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks [inside job], Joseph Matarazzo, former chair of the OHSU medical psychology department, exhorted his fellow psychologists to use their expertise to help the U.S. government force information out of detainees, according to the new report. "In this environment, things are different, and the CIA is going to need some help," Matarazzo reportedly told another psychologist at a 2002 conference in Singapore. "Things may get harsh. We may need to take the gloves off."
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