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We live in a pivotal time. During the next century, the fruits of prosperity may be extended to the majority of the human race, or we may face the collapse of civilization and the possible extinction of our species. The authors of this website believe that not enough people are aware of the changes that may be in store for us, and we hope that this website will help prompt informed discussion about the possibilities for our shared future.
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The Threat Board
Western Oil Companies Willing to Invest in Iraq
China: Good and Bad
Republicans Attempt to Rig the Election
No Pullout with Bush in Office
80 Lashes for Sex and Alcohol
The Sea Ice is Disappearing
Artificial Life in 3-10 Years
The U.S. Army is Running Out of Soldiers
Iran Shells Iraqi Kurds
How Karl Rove Used American Tax Dollars to Elect Republicans
Las Vegas Has 3 Years of Water Left
The Politics of God: Will the World Turn to Reason?
Democrats May Have Accidentally Given Away Our Rights (Temporarily)
Bush OKs More Use of Spy Satallites for Domestic Spying
Global Stock Markets Continue to Suffer
Iraqi Women - Prostituting Themselves to Survive
4000 Coalition Deaths in Iraq
How Foreign Aid Can go to Domestic Businesses and NGOs
China Continues to Refuse to Act Responsibility When it Comes to Disease
Giuliani Panders on Immigration
NY Times Admits Our World May be a Simulation
U.S. Labels Iranian Military as Terrorists
Coordinated Attacks on Tuesday Kill 175 in Iraq
Gingrich Uses Crazy Rhetoric on Immigration
Romney Dumbs Down War for Cheap Soundbite
Russia Flys More Missions Near USA
Secrecy Protects Surveillance Program From Court Review
Krugman: Liquidity Runs Dry
Less Ice in the Arctic
Seriously? A Draft?
China to go High-Tech to Track People
Millions for Surveillance Cameras
U.S. Housing Woes Cause Ripple Effect
Finding Terrorists with Technology
Musharraf May Declare State of Emergency
How Would a Terrorist Attack?
Canada Refuses to Relinquish the Arctic
China Threatens to Crush U.S. Economy
More Iranian Weapons Kill American Soldiers
The British Withdraw Precipitously
Polluters are Liars
Every Purchase, Medical Record, Phone Bill
Our Lives Online
Russia May have Dropped a Bomb on Georgia
Could There Possibly be Any Good News from Iraq?
Beijing Cracks Down on Media
Is Terrorism Easy?
Yet Another Discussion of Victory in Iraq
Obama May Send Troops Into Pakistan
Protection for Confidential Sources
$4,000 per Second
Is He More Machine Now Than Man?
Putin: The Thief
Sunni Bloc Leaves Iraqi Cabinet
Third Largest Dead Zone Ever Mapped
The Number of Tropical Storms in the Atlantic Have Doubled During the Past Century
New British PM Praises Bush
The Tighter You Grasp it, the More it will Slip Through Your Fingers
The Only Good News for Iraq
Russia: Responsible World Player
What Will Happen to the Broadcast Spectrum?
Zimbabwe Arrests Shopkeepers for Not Cutting Prices
Too Many Fingers in the Iraqi Pie
The Stock Market Falls
Sabotage Attempted on Space Station
3 Million an Hour for Shell Oil
Russia Plans to Activate Iranian Reactor
Soccer: Overcoming Fear
Bloomberg: Country in Dire Straits
Movies to End the War?
Bush Administration Officials Lie to Congress
McCain Takes Another Blow
Too Bad for Nevada
Iran Will "Never" Yield to Pressure to End Nuclear Program
Will Bloomberg Run?
A New Strategy to End the War
A New Predator off the Coast of California
RFID Tags for HIV Victims?
Insanity in Iran
The Heatwave Kills 500 in Hungary
Heated Discussion in U.S.-Iranian Talks
Bush Pushes for Unlimited Power
Al Qaeda Faces Internal Dissent
The Sign of the Beast
Chavez Plans to Expel Foreigners Who Disagree with Him
China: Exporting Pollution
Japan's New Military Makes its Neighbors Nervous
"You Want My Money"
The Pentagon Attacks Hillary
The Commanders in Iraq Appeal for More Time
Ahmadinejad Threatens Israel Again
70 House Members Vow Not to Support Iraq Funding Without a Withdrawal Deadline
The Senate Moves Closer to Withdrawal
Nuclear Secrets Stolen
Don't Eat Beef
Are the Bees Being Killed by a Parasite?
Israel Releases Palestinian Prisoners
One Word to Describe Iraq - "Fear"
A Taliban Warlord Declares Peace?
1000 New Fires Since Monday
How Bad Will it Be?
Bigger than Expected Problems Due to Earthquake at Japanese Nuclear Plant
Al Qaeda Rebuilt
More Talks with Iran?
Another Crazy Bastard
Iraqis Smuggled Across the Rio Grande
The Journal on the Brink
A Bigger Surge?
All Night Debate in the Senate
Conservative Paper Calls Bush's Iraq Policy "a Prescription for American Suicide"
Russia and Britain Continue to Square Off
Iran Crackdowns on Inappropriate Dress
Political Gridlock on Iraq
The Solution to the Iraq War
Iranians Want Democracy and Peace
Bush to Push Peace in Mid-East
Little Money for Solar Research
Another Gilded Age
Not Enough Food
Flooding Pushes Up Oil Prices (Climate Change Causes...)
A Last Ditch Effort to Save the Wall Street Journal
Robotic Weapons Bound for Iraq
Showdown: London Vs. Moscow
That Crazy Bastard
Young Adults Don't Care About the News
General Says No Pull-Out Till Spring
Terror Threats Against American Buildings in Israel
Iraqi Leaders Unaware of How Much they Need U.S. Strength
Al Qaeda Has Regained Much of its Former Strength
House Dems Pass Bill Mandating Iraq Withdrawal
Al Qaeda on the Offensive
Big Hole in Radiological Security
Climate Change in New England
Oil is Getting More Expensive
The Importance of Considering the Whole Problem
Iraq: Some Progress, Many Failures
Al Qaeda in the U.S.
U.S. Officials Worried about Summer Terrorism
Bush Says Troop Pull Back will Happen "in Awhile"
McCain Campaign Crumbling?
Will Gonzales Get Away with Lying?
U.S. Sends a Third Carrier to the Persian Gulf
Dingell Vs. Pelosi: Global Warming
Democrats Plan More Votes on the War
Greenland Occasionally Green
Giant California Solar Farm in the Works
Coming Soon: Plug-in Hybrids
Terrorists Target Afghan Schools
Politics Trump Science in the Bush Whitehouse
Did We Let Al Qaeda Leaders Go?
Should We be Searching for "Weird Life"
America Not a Popular Destination any More
A Possible Savior for the Wall Street Journal?
Tainted Food from China
More Bombs in Iraq
Republican Defections Forcing the Bush Administration to Consider Draw Down
The Arab League Heads to Israel
Japan Re-Glorifies WWII History
Israel Releases Palestinian Prisoners to Bolster Ties with Fatah
Continued Clashes Between Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan Forces
A Moderate Alternative to Islamic Extremism
Putin's "Patriotic" Youth
Domenici Turns on Bush War Plan
The U.S.: No Longer a Home for the Best and the Brightest?
How Accepting Defeat Saved the British Empire
The Islamicization of Germany
How Much Can be Outsourced?
Brazil: On the Path to Success
Bad Weather in Britain
Russia and the West Continue to Face-off Over Missile Shield
Thank God for Luck
People Can Be Sick
The Fall Guy Doesn't Fall
Iraqi Troops Still Under Prepared
New Drug to Delete Memories
The Saudis Fight Terror
Oil Prices Close Above $71 a Barrel
McCain Campaign Has Money Troubles
Doctors Plan Terror Attack
62 Insurgents, 45 Civilians
The Future of Space Travel?
Genetics - More Complicated Than We Expected
Officials Fear Major Attacks This Summer
Lieberman Calls for More Surveillance of Americans
British Security Forces Conduct Raids Around the Country
The Mayor of London Defends Muslims from Fear and Prejudice
Biggest Concert on Earth
Major Flooding in Pakistan
Chavez and Ahmadinejad Meet to Plot Ways to Advance Idiocy
Al Gore Advocates New Climate Treaty
Unrest Over Gas Prices Grows in Iran
Santa Claus in Danger - Putin Attempts to Annex the North Pole
Risks and Rewards - We're Begun Designing More Useful Life
Moscow Tests a New Missile
Oil Above $70 a Barrel Again
U.S. Constitutional Showdown
Chavez Hints at a Desire to Take Venezuela into the Nuclear Age
Wall Street Journal Reporters Fight for the Integrity of their Paper
Buffett Points Out that He Pays a Lower Tax Rate than His Secretary
Immigration Bill Under Threat
12 Gas Stations Burned in Tehran
Half the World in Cities
U.S. Senate Resurects Immigration Bill
Protests in Iran - A Response to Gas Rationing
New Republican Anti-War Sentiment
Pyschological Profiler Says Chavez Will Declare Himself President for Life
Roberts Court Appears to Side with Conservatives Regardless of Judicial Merit
Parasites Can Cause Mental Changes
Lugar Changes His Mind on Iraq
Did the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Cross Into Iraq?
The Reign of Rupert Murdoch
Preparing for Cyberwar
Iran Cracks Down on Dissidents
Chavez Rants About Guerrilla War With the U.S.
Bush Looks for a Way to Convince Congress to Continue Supporting His War
Citizen Journalists Fight for Freedom in China
The Unintended Effects of Drug Use
Israel Plans to Release Palestinian Funds to Abbas
How Tolerant Can Britain Be?
Great Britain and Poland Work to Scuttle EU Talks
World Trade Talks Collapse
Global Warming: Bad Days in Europe
Iran Issues Ambiguous Nuclear Threat In Response to Possible New Sanctions
Gitmo May Close
Hacker Gains Access to Pentagon Email System
A Mob Unleashed
Senate Democrats Manage to Pass a Bill That Would Raise Fuel Efficiency Standards
Nigerian Troops Raid Oil Facility and Free Hostages
Lebanon Strikes Back Against Fatah Islam Militants
The Press Turns on Murdoch
Pelosi Admits Iraq War is a Tragic Mistake
for a Trip to Mars
Birds Are Disappearing
China Passes U.S. As World's Biggest CO2 Producer
Bloomberg Leaves GOP - Will He Play Spoiler in 2008?
Democrats do Little to End Corrupt Earmarking Practices
White House Breaks the Law?
Suicide Bombers Sent to U.S. and Europe
Many Muslims Are Enraged at Salman Rushdie's Knighthood
Scientists Say Earth may be Facing Imminint Peril
Bunkers Gaining in Popularity
Did Climate Change Trigger the Genocide in Darfur?
Moth Threatens California Wine
Rockets from Lebanon Land in Israel
Bomber Kills 35 Afghan Police
Abbas Outlaws Hamas Militia
Army General who Investigated Abu Ghraib Forced into Retirement
FBI Overstepping its Bounds
Half a Million on FBI Terrorist Watch List
Chavez Buying Subs to Take Out American Naval Blockade??
Republicans Take Stand Against Democrat Abuse of Earmarking Authority
Civil War: Abbas Dismisses Hamas Government - Declares State of Emergency
Baghdad Under New Curfew
Will Oil Supplies Decline Too Soon?
Top Dems Tell Bush: "Surge Has Failed"
Genetic Manipulation Acceptable in Dog Racing
UN Criticizes All Sides in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Blair Suggests More Regulation of the Press
Democrats Plan to Continue Weak Attempt to End the War
Google Becomes Slightly More Friendly to Privacy Rights
Bush Pushes GOP on Immigration
CDC Investigating Sick Passengers from Mexico
Iran Likely Arming the Taliban
Oil Demand Continues to Rise
Palestine Moves Toward Civil War
Americans Accidentally Kill 7 Afghan Police Officers
China Sees Problems With Corn-Based Ethanol
Denver Plans to Punish Polluters
Terrorist Threat Does Not Invalidate the Rule of Law in the U.S.
Harry Reid Stands Against an Attack on Iran
A War Brewing in the Mid-East?
Lieberman Proposes the U.S. Attack Iran
America Facing Drought
Will Sarkozy Have the Strength to Retool French Economy?
China on Flood Alert
Joint U.S.-Israel Military Exercise Begins
What Can We Do to Keep Terrorist Ideologies Out of Prison?
Will Putin Return?
Progress in Anbar
200 Dead in Baghdad So Far this June
The U.S. Senate Says No to Assimilation
Bush Moves Forward, Albeit Almost Imperceptibly, On Preventing Climate Change
Electricity Through the Air
A Russian-U.S. Compromise on Expensive Missile Defense System that Won't Work?
Edwards Tells the Truth - America is Less Safe
Iran Extends a Hand in Friendship - To the Taliban
Turkish Troops Enter Iraq
Chinese Censorship So Effective That the Censors Don't Know What To Censor
Cell Phones That Detect WMDs
Are They Serious?? Republicans Suggest Nuking Iran
Censorship Becoming More Pervasive on the Net
Reprieve: CERN Experiment Delayed
The Sound of Greenland Melting
Bush Plans to Criticize Putin's "Democracy"
Google a Tool for Terrorists
Censorship Suffers a Defeat in U.S.
France Gets SLIGHTLY Tougher on Illegal Immigrants
Chinese Stocks Fall
Iran Stands Firm in Nuclear Standoff
Argument Over Assimilation Tears Republican Party Apart
Corruption Endemic In U.S. Congress
Plot to Blow Up JFK Airport Foiled
Ahmadinejad Says He Sees Countdown to Israel's End
Global Warming May be Proceeding Much Faster than Previous Worst Case Estimates
Putin Responds to Missile Defense by Saying He Will Target His Missiles at Europe
Bush Says We Need to Reduce CO2 Emissions????
Iranian Weapons in Taliban Hands
Privacy in the Google Age
TB Andy Shows Flaws in Disease Control System