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Switzerland chooses gold over paper wealth backed by US dollar

Switzerland gold paper wealth backed US dollar

Another country is betting on physical gold. Switzerland’s pension fund has boosted its investments in bullion, switching from the paper-backed securities in US dollars. “The Swiss government Pension System decided to change from paper gold in the amount of 700 million CHF into physical gold and store it in Switzerland. …

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‘I don’t care what the UN says!’ Netanyahu vows to continue illegal settlement activity

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The Israeli prime minister has vowed to continue building settlements in the “Israeli capital of Jerusalem,” defying near-unanimous international criticism of the illegal activity in retaliation for Palestine’s upgraded UN status. In an interview with Israeli Channel 2, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw internationally-recognized boundaries to the wind, saying that …

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Why Australia can’t avoid a recession

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By Filip Karinja On the 28th July 2016, Professor of Economics at Kingston University, Steve Keen, gave a presentation on the outlook of the Australian economy at The Royal Society of Victoria located in Melbourne. The British-based economist and author of the popular Debunking Economics book considers himself to be …

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China admits pollution brought about ‘cancer villages’

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A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county. The Chinese government has admitted for the first time that so called ‘cancer villages’ exist, as decades of pollution take their toll on the health of Chinese citizens. For years environmental campaigners in China have said that cancer rates in …

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UKIP surges in England’s by-election on anti-EU ticket

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In the biggest surge by a fourth party in England since WWII, the UK Independence Party has won nearly a quarter of the vote in local elections where it stood. Cameron, who previously dubbed the UKIP ‘fruitcakes’, has now been forced to backtrack. UKIP has so far won 140 council …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

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Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal …

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Royal coverup: Prince Andrew giving ‘zero’ cooperation in Epstein inquiry

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Prince Andrew has provided “zero” cooperation with the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry, US prosecutors said on Monday, despite earlier promises to help investigations in any way possible. Speaking outside Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, Geoffrey Berman, US attorney for the southern district of New York, said the agencies had contacted Andrew …

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Psychedelic pioneer and spiritual leader Ram Dass dies aged 88

Ram Dass

Ram Dass, who in the 1960s joined Timothy Leary in promoting psychedelic drugs as the path to inner enlightenment before undergoing a spiritual rebirth he spelled out in the influential book Be Here Now, died at home on Sunday. He was 88 years old. “With tender hearts we share that …

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Mainstream media steps up anti-Russia propaganda on Ukraine

Crisis in Ukraine

With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate …

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Russia destroying ISIS, as United States gets desperate

Russia airstrike ISIS Syria

Perhaps the most amusing thing about Russia’s intervention in Syria is the degree to which it made the world wake up and question the West’s “anti-ISIS” strategy. While everyone has been quick to characterize Moscow’s actions as the latest and perhaps greatest example of Vladimir Putin calling Washington’s bluff, it’s important …

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Exposed: CIA, NATO and NGOs created the Ukrainian crisis

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Breaking through the mainstream media’s suppression of contrary voices regarding the Ukraine crisis, RPI advisors Dennis Kucinich and Lawrence Wilkerson this week expose, on Fox News and MSNBC respectively, the United States government’s role in creating the crisis. Kucinich, who served eight terms in the United States House of Representatives and ran …

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Palestinians tell war criminal Obama ‘You‘re not welcome here‘

Palestinians protest Obama

On Tuesday, the night before President Obama’s arrival in Israel, around 200 Palestinians gathered in Ramallah to send him a clear message: they don’t want him here. Demonstrator Hazem Kawasmi carried a sign that said “Obama, you’re not welcome here.” He said the US’ close ties with Israel mean they are complicit in the …

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Has the US in 2017 Really Recovered from the Recession?

When people talk about the Recession (sometimes the “Great Recession”), they tend to talk about it as if they are referencing some event in the distant past.  But is the Recession really in the past?  Maybe, maybe not.   Let’s Take a Look at the Evidence To start with, consider …

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Top Vatican adviser to Pope Francis, Cardinal Pell charged with sex abuse

Vatican Cardinal George Pell Pope Francis sex abuse

Australian police on Thursday charged Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, with multiple historical sex crimes, bringing a worldwide abuse scandal to the heart of the Vatican. As Vatican economy minister, Pell is the highest-ranking Church official to face such accusations. He asserted his innocence and said …

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US Geological Survey admits fracking causes earthquakes

Fracking causes earthquakes US Geological Survey

It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017. The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t …

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Cloud seeding took place day before fatal flooding in Tasmania

Cloud seeding Tasmania floods

Tasmania’s government-owned energy company has been asked to explain why it conducted cloud seeding over the Derwent River catchment the day before flooding began this week. The catchment flooded on Monday near Ouse in southern Tasmania, where the search continues for a missing farmer. In the state’s north, one person was …

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5 major earthquakes in 48 hours, experts warn mega quakes coming

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Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way. In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might …

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Pentagon wants $582 billion to wage war in 2017

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Pentagon

The US military faces five “big challenges,” Ash Carter told the Economic Club of Washington on Tuesday. Those challenges are: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. So essentially, the exact same “challenges” Washington has been trotting out for years to justify hundreds upon hundreds of billions in defense spending, …

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IMF forgives Ukraine’s debt to Russia

IMF Christine Lagarde Ukraine debt

On December 8, the IMF’s Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice sent a note saying: “The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors. We will provide details on the scope and rationale for this policy change in the next day …

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