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Is Russia looking to put nukes in space? Doing so would undermine global stability and ignite an anti-satellite arms race

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Fresh U.S. intelligence circulating in Congress reportedly indicates that Russia is developing an anti-satellite weapon in space with a nuclear component.

Key Points: 
  • Fresh U.S. intelligence circulating in Congress reportedly indicates that Russia is developing an anti-satellite weapon in space with a nuclear component.
  • Others suspect a weapon that is nuclear-powered but not a nuclear warhead.
  • Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest in decades, and Russia is currently waging a war of aggression in Ukraine.
  • This list includes Russia, the U.S., China and India, although none currently field weapons in space.

Cold War schemes


The recent revelations about Russian space weapons raise the specter that countries may decide to deploy nuclear weapons in space at some point. Some have tried before. The U.S. and Soviet Union researched nuclear detonations in space during the Cold War. In the late 1960s, the Soviets tested a missile that could be placed in low Earth orbit and be capable of coming out of orbit and carrying a nuclear warhead to Earth.

  • Moscow and Washington negotiated these treaties to contain the Cold War arms race.
  • These treaties constrained behavior in the late Cold War.

Nukes in space

  • But why would a country want space nukes?
  • In theory, weapons from space could avoid early detection radars and missile defenses.
  • However, there are significant disadvantages to firing nuclear weapons directly from space.

Satellite killers

  • Both precision-strike weapons and ground-based forces rely on satellite constellations like GPS or the Russian GLONASS system to find and reach targets.
  • Countries may also want the ability to destroy an enemy’s space weapons, including space-based missile defenses.
  • Nuclear weapons damage satellites because of a wave of gamma radiation that is created by a nuclear detonation.
  • This radiation damages critical subsystems within a satellite.

New arms race?

  • While there is not a universally accepted definition of strategic stability, scholars frequently define it as a combination of crisis stability, based on the risk of nuclear escalation during a military crisis, and arms race stability – when countries can avoid actions and reactions that spiral into a costly and dangerous arms race.
  • Space-based nuclear weapons increase the risk that a country would resort to nuclear weapons during a crisis.
  • Placing nuclear weapons in space could spark a new arms race.
  • Escalatory pressures and the threat of an arms race exist even if the first mover places weapons in space defensively.


Spenser A. Warren does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Alamos Gold Intersects Additional High-Grade Mineralization Near Existing Infrastructure at Island Gold which is Expected to Drive Further Growth in Mineral Reserves and Resources

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Island Gold Main zone exploration highlights: high-grade mineralization extended outside of Mineral Reserves and Resources in the E1E and C-Zones.

Key Points: 
  • Island Gold Main zone exploration highlights: high-grade mineralization extended outside of Mineral Reserves and Resources in the E1E and C-Zones.
  • These zones are the main structures which host the majority of currently defined Mineral Reserves and Resources at Island Gold.
  • New highlights include1:
    Island Gold Hanging wall and Footwall exploration highlights: high-grade gold mineralization intersected within several recently defined hanging wall and footwall zones across the main Island Gold Deposit.
  • These zones represent a significant opportunity to add near mine Mineral Reserves and Resources which would be low-cost to develop and produce given their proximity to existing infrastructure.

LIFT Intersects 11 m at 1.52% Li₂O at its Nite pegmatite, Yellowknife Lithium Project, NWT

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

YLP-0174 explored the Nite pegmatite approximately 100 m from its northern end and 50 m beneath the surface.

Key Points: 
  • YLP-0174 explored the Nite pegmatite approximately 100 m from its northern end and 50 m beneath the surface.
  • Drilling intersected three pegmatite dykes ranging from 2-5 m wide for cumulative pegmatite of 9 m over 27 m of core.
  • New drilling intersected a 16 m dyke preceded by four 1-7 m dykes for cumulative pegmatite of 31 m over 72 m of drill core.
  • Figure 3 – Cross-section illustrating YLP-0177 with results as shown in the Nite pegmatite dyke with a 11 m interval of 1.52% Li2O.

"All The Dark Voices," a novel by Philip Myles Dane

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Friday, February 9, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Shelton, the vice chairman of Lambert Capital, might seem to have it all. But he's a haunted man—a watched man. Over the two decades since he took the life of a pedophile reverend while somehow speaking ancient Hebrew and Latin, Shelton has been shadowed—"observed"— by hooded men, always at a distance, but always there. When he receives confirmation from his trusted friend and bodyguard, Ben Davis, that the men are not hallucinations, Shelton is relieved to know that he is not crazy yet understandably vexed by the watchers. In the intricate thriller that follows, Dane's debut and the start of a projected trilogy, the influence of these paranormal entities called "guardians" will rock the church and global governments, with Shelton at the center of it all, the bearer of a mysterious destiny that transcends worlds and time.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Shelton, the vice chairman of Lambert Capital, might seem to have it all.
  • Dane peels back the layers of this complicated hero with care, building suspense and setting up jolting revelations.
  • Readers who enjoy bloody thrillers of demons, souls, lost religious tomes, and quick-witted, philosophical-minded characters will find much to enjoy.
  • "ALL THE DARK VOICES," is available on E-book and print on demand in paperback and hard cover through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most other book sellers around the world through IngramSpark.

SEIU Local 2: Abbotsford Airport cleaners amongst workers who may go on strike

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dozens of cleaners, including workers at Abbotsford International Airport, may be going on strike.

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dozens of cleaners, including workers at Abbotsford International Airport, may be going on strike.
  • The cleaners, members of the Service Employees International Union Local 2, are employed by the cleaning contractor, Dexterra Group.
  • “Who can live on these wages?” asked Dawn Shannon, a member of the bargaining committee that works at the airport.
  • SEIU Local 2 represents 20,000 workers in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Alberta.

TEAMSTERS AUTHORIZE STRIKE AT REPUBLIC SERVICES

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Teamsters Local 731 in Momence, Illinois, have unanimously authorized a strike against Republic Services. The authorization results from the company's unfair labor practices, its attempt to slow-roll contract negotiations, and management's refusal to bargain in good faith.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Teamsters Local 731 in Momence, Illinois, have unanimously authorized a strike against Republic Services.
  • A strike by Local 731 members at Republic Services would not mark the Teamsters' first standoff with the company.
  • "Once again, Republic Services is attempting to bully hardworking Teamsters and undermine the collective bargaining process," said Chuck Stiles, Director of the Teamsters Solid Waste and Recycling Division.
  • Nationwide, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents over 7,000 workers at Republic Services.

O3 Mining Releases Outlook 2024

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - O3 Mining Inc. (TSXV: OIII) (OTCQX: OIIIF) ("O3 Mining" or the "Corporation") is pleased to provide a review of 2023 and an outline of the outlook for 2024 focusing on essential catalysts of de-risking the Marban Alliance project, progressing potential strategic synergies, and kicking off the feasibility study.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - O3 Mining Inc. (TSXV: OIII) (OTCQX: OIIIF) ("O3 Mining" or the "Corporation") is pleased to provide a review of 2023 and an outline of the outlook for 2024 focusing on essential catalysts of de-risking the Marban Alliance project, progressing potential strategic synergies, and kicking off the feasibility study.
  • Said O3 Mining President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. José Vizquerra.
  • Commencement of feasibility study on Marban Alliance expected in Q2 2024 following results of bridging and optimization engineering from the standalone scenario presented in the pre-feasibility study to alternative mining and milling scenarios.
  • (OGQ #993), Principal Geologist of O3 Mining, who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").

St. Vincent Nurses File Complaints with State and Federal Agencies Citing Dangerous Conditions that Jeopardize the Safety of Patients Admitted to the Hospital - Call For Immediate Intervention to Protect Patients & End Suffering

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The nurses of St. Vincent Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) have filed a number of official complaints with the Department of Public Health Division of Healthcare Quality, Joint Commission (which accredits acute care hospitals), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Mass. Board of Registration in Nursing in response to a growing and dire crisis in the safety of care for patients admitted to the Worcester-based facility. Reporters who wish to receive copies of the complaints can email David Schildmeier at [email protected].

Key Points: 
  • Board of Registration in Nursing in response to a growing and dire crisis in the safety of care for patients admitted to the Worcester-based facility.
  • Nurses continue to witness the violation of the hospital's handbook on Patient Rights and Responsibilities, but their concerns have gone unanswered.
  • The hospital rarely staffs intensive care units with enough staff to provide this level of care to the most critically ill patients.
  • Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Actor's latest role: Student in Rutgers Executive MBA Program

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Being led away in handcuffs isn't the best look for someone in business school – unless, of course, you're Michael Worden.

Key Points: 
  • The first-year student in the Rutgers Executive MBA program has also been caught spying on guests in a seedy motel, participating in an illegal dice game, and fleeing the law across the rooftops of London.
  • He said he hopes to put his Executive MBA – along with his experiences in music publishing – to work in academia, with the goal of teaching in a music industry program.
  • Learn more about the Rutgers Executive MBA Program: The next in-person info session is Feb. 3 in Newark.
  • Worden chose the Rutgers Executive MBA Program for its high rankings and for its director, Farrokh Langdana .

Azimut Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Patwon Gold Zone, Elmer Property, James Bay Region, Quebec

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

There is no difference between the Report and the information disclosed in the November 21 press release.

Key Points: 
  • There is no difference between the Report and the information disclosed in the November 21 press release.
  • A sensitivity analysis indicates low variability of the MRE under various gold price and cut-off grade scenarios, underscoring the robustness of the Patwon Zone.
  • Preliminary metallurgical tests indicate non-refractory free-milling gold that is easily recoverable through a combination of gravity circuit and conventional cyanide leaching.
  • Furthermore, Azimut considers the 35-kilometre-long Elmer Property to remain at an early exploration stage with strong gold potential.