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Politicians to pass cyber security bill due to Sony ‘hack’

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment should have touched base with the White House before deciding to cancel the release of a controversial movie, United States President Barack Obama said Friday. Weighing in on the major Sony scandal only hours after federal investigators attributed the recent hack to North Korea, Pres. Obama said …

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Japan joins negative interest rate club

Haruhiko Kuroda governor Bank of Japan

In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan has introduced a negative interest rate. The benchmark rate of -0.1% means that commercial banks will be charged by the central bank for some deposits. It is designed to encourage them to use their reserves to lend to businesses in an attempt …

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US drones kill up to 80% civilians

Drones fly children die

The absolute majority of the people killed by American UAVs in Pakistan are innocent civilians, claims Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik. If given the drone technology, Pakistan would do a better job, he argued earlier. Malik revealed that according to Islamabad’s calculations, the number of drone attacks in recent years …

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Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week

Theresa May Brexit Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. …

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UK Authorities Guard Against Rising Credit Card Debt

A shocking statistic has filtered through markets in the United Kingdom: the country is faced with £68 billion in outstanding credit card debt. Credit card debt has risen sharply since 2007 when it was around £55 billion. The steepest rise took place between 2014 and the present day. Of course, …

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Power hungry NSA chief has his office modelled on Star Trek Enterprise

Star Trek NSA office

Privacy: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the NSA, as it enters every computer and pries whatever data can be stolen and recorded in perpetuity. Its ongoing mission: to explore the internet and all TCP/IP packets, to seek out new emails, phone records, backdoors, webcams and bank accounts, to …

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9th top level banker found dead within weeks

Dead men tell no tales

The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what …

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Jesse Ventura: abolish both political parties

Slams mainstream media as “hired guns to push an agenda” Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura called for the abolition of the Democratic and Republican parties in an appearance last night on CNN, saying they are worse than violent warring street gangs. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Ventura did not hold …

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Water on Earth is older than the Sun

Scientists have discovered that the life-giving water of Earth predates the formation of the Sun – and there could be a lot more of it out there. Water is essential to life on Earth and likely indicator for alien life as well, which is why so much of the world’s space missions and astronomical …

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Do All Personal Loans Demand Proof of Income

When you need money urgently, you have no choice unless you have to borrow some from other people. Your neighbors and siblings may not lend you some money because they also need it too. Fortunately, you can actually borrow from a loan provider like a bank or other loan services. …

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Seymour Hersh: US military defied Obama and CIA, helped Assad in Syria

Obama Assad Syria

Back in May, Seymour Hersh upended the “official” narrative surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden and in the process created a media firestorm prompting a response from the White House. The explosive revelations about the events that ultimately led to bin Laden’s demise came a year-and-a-half after Hersh accused the Obama …

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$4 billion spent on advertising for midterm elections

Politics US midterm elections

The 2014 midterms may well mark the election cycle in which the small donor got left behind. Revised projections by the Center for Responsive Politics for the total cost of these congressional races suggest they may be only slightly more expensive than those in 2010, but outside money will have played an …

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One of the greatest speeches ever made

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q03cWio-zjk[/youtube]   Ron Paul: This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor.  At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period.  My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today:  promote peace …

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Will the defeat of ISIS bring peace to Syria?

Defeat ISIS peace to Syria

The collapse of ISIS in northern and eastern Syria, as well as its impending eviction from Mosul in Iraq are celebrated by some commentators as the beginning of the end of the Syrian conflict. However, it could be argued that the impending demise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq represents merely …

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