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China and Russia teaming up military forces against America

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China has dispatched a convoy of warships for its first ever naval exercises in the Mediterranean, together with a Russian flotilla. The drills demonstrate a strengthening bond between Moscow and Beijing, who – despite having no formal military alliance – see their combined might as a counterbalance to US power. Both countries have …

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Millennials all around the world support whistleblowers

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About a year ago, a thirty-something sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene …

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Central banking elite met today behind closed doors

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Today the financial heavyweights in the world of finance met behind closed doors to discuss the future of the global economic system. Held in Washington, the meeting was titled, ‘Gold, renminbi and the multicurrency reserve system’. Co-hosted by the World Gold Council, the purpose of the …

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US military contractor caught on camera in Ukraine

US military in Ukraine

Following a disputed shelling in the strategic Ukrainian city of Mariupol last week, Obama said the United States will impose new sanctions on Russia. “We will continue to take the approach that we have taken in the past, which is to ratchet up the pressure on Russia,” Obama said during a news …

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Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of ‘self defense’ as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week. Warren, darling du jour of American liberals, defended her vote to send more …

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Facebook hiring police to spy on students

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Facebook is using its pull in its Silicon Valley hometown to fund the entire salary of at least one police officer, according to a new report that again questions the pervasive company’s intentions just weeks after it was revealed that it made users into lab rats in a psychology study. …

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European Central Bank cuts interest rate to below zero

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The European Central Bank lowered its deposit rate to -0.10% as the continent battles deflation after many failed monetary policy attempts. The bank said more extraordinary tools can can be used to prevent the derailment of economic recovery. The European Central Bank (ECB) cut its main refinancing rate to 0.15 percent from …

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Australia’s police state expands

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The Australian state of Victoria’s parliament passed a bill giving police power to suppress protests, including ordering a rally to move on based on a suspicion that it may turn violent. Opponents call the powers excessive and undemocratic. The Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill passed through the upper house …

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Hawaii set to ban GMO crops

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Two major victories against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are about to be achieved in Hawaii, where citizens and city council members have stepped up their game in opposition to open-air cultivations of GMO crops. According to The New York Times (NYT), the legislative committees of the “Big Island,” known as Hawaii, and …

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Accused Boston Marathon bomber suspect pleads not guilty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to 30 charges relating to his supposed involvement in April’s deadly terrorist attack that claimed four lives. Tsarnaev, 19, entered his plea during his first public appearance in court Wednesday. More than half of the charges lobbed against him …

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California prisoners launch biggest hunger strike in state’s history

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Around 30,000 inmates held in prisons across California have taken the first steps towards engaging in what could become the largest hunger strike in state history. Prisoners at 11 state facilities began refusing meals early Monday, after months of plotting a demonstration which they hope will bring change to a …

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Google Glass: Orwellian surveillance with fluffy branding

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In the online world – for now, at least – it’s the advertisers that make the world go round. If you’re Google, they represent more than 90% of your revenue and without them you would cease to exist. So how do you reconcile the fact that there is a finite …

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Canadian scientists create a functioning virtual brain

Chris Eliasmith

Chris Eliasmith has spent years contemplating how to build a brain. He is about to publish a book with instructions, which describes the grey matter’s architecture and how the different components interact. “Then I thought the only way people are going to believe me is if I demonstrate it,” says the …

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32 Questions that all Americans must answer

Ron Paul, in his historic farewell speech to Congress this week, asked 32 thought-provoking questions addressed to his fellow Americans. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYDVNpl3ZDQ&feature=g-high-u[/youtube]   It’s very clear upon examination of these questions that something is very wrong with our government.  Below are his questions: Why are sick people who use medical marijuana …

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Nobel Peace Prize is officially a joke: European Union wins in 2012

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The European Union was announced the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012. A heated debate emerged over the validity of the award amidst the backdrop of Europe’s as-yet-unsolved economic crisis. The 27-nation organization was awarded the prize for its role in “uniting the continent,” and its contributions “to the advancement of peace …

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Currency wars: China threatens bond attack on Japan

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A senior advisor to the Chinese government has called for an attack on the Japanese bond market to precipitate a funding crisis and bring the country to its knees, unless Tokyo reverses its decision to nationalise the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea. Jin Baisong from the Chinese …

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Food inflation will affect entire globe in 2013

Food Inflation

Grocery prices in the United States have risen steadily for months now, but because of the drought here at home and other global market forces, food costs are set to skyrocket around the world as well, say experts. In addition to parched farmland throughout much of the U.S. and near …

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Media promotes troops on American streets to “cut down on crime”

St. Louis residents praise sight of military vehicles in neighborhoods. Following reports last week that U.S. Army wheeled tanks would be rolling down residential streets and highways in St. Louis as part of a training program, local news media channels featured interviews with residents who praised the sight of troops …

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United Nations envisions transhumanist future where man is obsolete

The Global Future 2045 International Congress, led by iconic futurist Ray Kurzweil and held in Moscow a few months back, lays out a stark vision of the future for neo-humanity where AI, cybernetics, nanotech and other emerging technologies replace mankind– an openly transhumanist vision now being steered by the elite, but which emerged …

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