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NSA was spying on everyone decades before 9/11

NSA United States of America seal

Almost 10 years before the September 11 attacks, the US government had been tracking nearly every call made from America to a number of foreign countries – an effort that eventually laid the groundwork for the National Security Agency’s own surveillance. According to a report by USA Today, which cited …

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Venezuela and Denmark also reject GMO

Organic GMO

Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country, while biotechnology giant Monsanto has completely withdrawn all of its …

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Ultra concentrated media

Click on above image to zoom in. Vivendi Universal Vivendi, better known as a collossus of the privatized water industry – from Puerto Rico to Three Valleys Water in the UK – merged with media company Seagram in 2000. Europe’s answer to AOL Time Warner, Vivendi Universal has taken ‘convergence’ …

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China warns Australia to choose “Godfather” – China or U.S.

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It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other channels. One of the more startling pronouncements in this vein …

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US pressing for war with China in the South China Sea

US navy South China Sea

The US is in a tough spot militarily. In Syria, Russia and Iran have taken advantage of the fact that the plan hatched by the West and its regional allies to destabilize the Assad government took far too long to develop. The idea was to foment discord and provide covert support …

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Before and after images of Chinese military bases in South China Sea

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There’s been no shortage of coverage both in these pages and elsewhere of China’s unprecedented land reclamation efforts in the Spratlys. While China isn’t the first country to create new territory in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the scope of Beijing’s development (some 3,000 acres) sets it …

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Homo Naledi: new human-like species discovered in South Africa

Homo Naledi human

A new ancient species related to humans has been discovered deep inside a South African cave, scientists reported today. And, like humans, this creature also appeared to bury its dead, forcing experts to rethink the course of evolution. The new species — described in the scientific journal eLife — has been named Homo naledi, in honor of the …

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Sacred medicine: The age of ayahuasca

Drinking ayahuasca

Chapter 1 Welcome to the jungle Deep in the Amazonian rainforest, ayahuasca (pronounced eye-ah-wah-ska) is at the centre of a burgeoning, new-age tourism trend. It is a thick and potent hallucinogenic tea that has been brewed and sipped by indigenous peoples from across South America for centuries. Purported to allow …

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Time for regime change in the USA

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With breath-taking arrogance, the USA is opposing the presence of Iran at the discussions about Syria in Geneva. Turkey – now openly playing the sectarian card and deliberately causing a Phantom jet to fly in fast and low in order to provoke a reaction and so involve NATO – can …

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Reasons to Consider Beach Front Property in Costa Rica

Property in Costa Rica

Moving to another country is always a huge adventure, but when choosing where you want to enjoy life, it can become a trial as well. For many reasons, Americans are considering life in Central and South America and of late, beach front properties Costa Rica are becoming more and more …

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Study: US regime has killed 20-30 million people since WW2

American war machine George Bush

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those …

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Most dangerous drug in the world can block free will, wipe memory

Scopolamine tree

The borrachero tree, which is marked by beautiful white and yellow blossoms that droop ever so innocuously from the plant’s slender branches, holds a secret that few people outside northern South America know about. The tree’s seeds, flowers, and pollen possess hallucinogenic chemical substances that, when inhaled or consumed, are …

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Are the Olympics worth the cost?

Olympic Games waste money

By Filip Karinja Making up the ‘B’ in the new BRICS trading block, Brazil is considered to be one of the world’s leading economies. Yet, in recent times, the South American nation has been plagued by political and economic turmoil. Now that the closing ceremony is over and the athletes have gone to …

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The Ups and Downs: Taking Risk When the Economy Fluctuates

The U.S. economy has always experienced some major highs and lows, and currently, is in a decent place. When the market is in the middle, meaning it could be better but it could also worse, it’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks Economy.” Certain aspects of the economy are healthy …

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Rothschild family is worth more than the top 8 billionaires in the world

Rothschild family top 8 billionaires Lord Jacob Rothschild

A recent report by Oxfam International highlights the dramatic rise in income equality by noting that the combined wealth of the world’s top 8 individual billionaires is more than the lower half of the world’s population, some 3.6 billion people. The intention of the report was to bring awareness to the unfairness …

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