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Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency hacked my computer

Sharyl Attkisson

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to …

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Chinese renminbi is now directly tradable with the euro

USD dollar Renminbi China

The Chinese central bank, People’s Bank of China, issued a press release announcing the authorization of direct trading between the renminbi and the euro on the inter-bank foreign exchange market. This is huge. The euro is the second most traded currency in the world, after the US dollar. The European Union is …

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IMF boss Christine Lagarde under investigation in corruption case

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde IMF

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has confirmed that she is being investigated for alleged “negligence” in a corruption probe when she was French Finance Minister in 2008, she told AFP. “The investigating commission of the Court of Justice of the French Republic has decided to place me under formal investigation,” Lagarde told …

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Israeli ambassador to US: IDF deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Ron Dermer

Speaking at this year’s Christians United for Israel gala, Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer claimed that, contrary to what human rights groups and the United Nations have claimed, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has conducted its assault on Hamas in Gaza with such caution and care for civilian lives …

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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana nationwide

Uruguay Marijuana

Marijuana advocates across Uruguay are in celebration as they became the first country in the world to legalize the sale and production of marijuana nationwide. While critics are angry to see the continued chipping away of their failed War on Drugs, Uruguay’s leaders believe it’s a positive move to end the violence …

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Google is going to include your face in its new ads

Google faces

Google (GOOG) is tinkering with the ever-delicate balance between selling advertisements and creeping its users out. On Friday the company said it would begin including recommendations that Google+ users make in advertisements. The new policy kicks in on Nov. 11. Here’s how it works: You use Google+ to rate some product or service. …

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Iraq war cost US more than $2 trillion

US Army Soldiers scan the landing zone for possible hostile forces.

The US war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with $490 billion more owed in benefits to combat veterans, a recent study revealed. The report found that total expenses in the unavailing conflict could balloon to $6 trillion over the next 40 years. The study, conducted by the Costs of …

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Assange will run for Australian Senate in 2013

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in 2013, it has been confirmed on Wednesday. It is not yet clear how he will escape from London’s Ecuadorean embassy. WikiLeaks representative Kristinn Hrafnsson confirmed to RT that Julian Assange will run for a seat …

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Court extends stop on order blocking indefinite detention law

A federal appeals court has extended a temporary stay of a district court judge’s order barring the government from using an indefinite detention provision in a defense bill passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama late last year. A three-judge motions panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals …

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Assange or Corzine?

Priorities are a bitch. The United States won’t prosecute Corzine for raiding segregated customer accounts, but will happily convene a Grand Jury in preparation for prosecuting Julian Assange for exposing the truth about war crimes. From the New York Times: A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of …

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Bankster fraud has driven 100 million into poverty, killing many

Fraud caused the Great Depression and the current financial crisis, and the economy will never recover until fraud is prosecuted. Fraud is the business model adopted by the giant banks. See this. The Obama administration has made it official policy not to prosecute fraud.  Indeed, the “watchdogs” in D.C. are so corrupt that they are as easily bribed as a policeman in a third …

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Australian fitness club fined under ridiculous carbon tax law

Genesis fitness club carbon tax fine Australia

A FITNESS club has become the first Australian business to pay a fine for making a false claim about the carbon tax. GFC Berwick, trading as Genesis Fitness Club, paid $6600 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as penalty for sending a letter to its members in April …

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“It’s time to audit the Fed” – Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following video and statement in support of H.R. 459 which would finally allow the Government Accountability Office to audit the Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed). Congressman Kucinich has long supported auditing the Fed and successfully won a partial audit in the Dodd-Frank Wall …

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Rap video glorifies TSA sexual assault

Sex, alcohol and wild, power grabbing TSA agents. A hip hop video from rapper Sean Paul plays out a fantasy celebrating the TSA’s sick policy of molesting law abiding passengers as a “sexy” patdown inspection between female passengers and agents, all while he watches sipping on a signature cognac. The …

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Chief executive of GAVI wants to ‘immunize every kid on earth’

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed group Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) is on a mission to forcibly vaccinate every single child on the planet against every single known “preventable disease.” And the group’s CEO, Seth Berkley, believes he can actually make this happen with enough cash, political force, and distribution …

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Top 10 Best Cities For Gambling Around the World

Singapore

No matter what they say, gambling has always been a matter of choice. It is a choice of whether you sink deeper into the world of money or stay in the shallows; whether you reach the ‘high water’ or leave it all as it is. For those willing to risk …

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The Future of Online Gambling in Australia

Handheld online game

Online poker has always been a topic for debate in Australia. Just like in the United States, online poker has neither been banned by the government nor has it been approved on a widespread level. Even then, there are numerous casinos providing players with the opportunity to experience poker for …

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