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Chinese yuan accepted as collateral at the LME

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The ongoing internationalization of the Chinese yuan got a major boost this week with the London Metal Exchange (LME) now accepting the currency as collateral against contracts. This follows regulatory approval from the Bank of England, which now allows the LME to accept five currencies as cash …

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US seizes top Bitcoin exchange as crackdown begins

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The US Department of Homeland Security seized a payment processing account Tuesday belonging to Mt. Gox, the largest international Bitcoin trader, claiming the monetary exchange service falsified financial documents. The American government has previously made it clear that officials are watching Bitcoin, a decentralized economic currency that international regulators have …

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Noam Chomsky: United States is ‘world’s leading terrorist state’

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The United States is the “world’s leading terrorist state,” based on its deadly, CIA-run operations in the likes of Nicaragua and Cuba, according to new op-ed by historian and social philosopher Noam Chomsky. In a new piece posted at Truthout.org, Chomsky pointed to the Central Intelligence Agency’s classified review of its own …

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Obama to pay US debt with trillion-dollar coins?

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With the fiscal cliff averted for now, it’ll be a few weeks until the debt ceiling debate is the next major money issue in Washington. Luckily, some economists say that crisis can be curbed as well, and all it will take is one very valuable coin. By February, the United …

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White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report

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Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations. In Washington, DC on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a new White House report that is meant to address further the …

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CNN to drop insider trading phone hacker Piers Morgan

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Sources tell FTVLive that CNN Boss Jeff Zucker is “actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan.” Morgan signed a one year extension to his contract and as time winds down, Zucker is looking for someone to takeover his time slot. Word is that Zucker really wants Katie Couric in …

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Japan legalizes cryptocurrency as form of payment

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New legislation authorizing digital currency as a legal payment method has come into force in Japan. The text of the law was released by Japan’s Financial Services Agency on March, 24. Earlier this week, the Accounting Standards Board of Japan said that it would begin work on the creation of a …

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Israeli PM says he is ready to call an attack on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he is ready to order a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I am, of course, ready to press the button if necessary,” Netanyahu said in the interview aired by Israel’s Channel Two television on Monday. On Sunday, a new report revealed that …

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Jesus was not born on December 25th

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The majority of those who took part in the poll “What Do Christians Really Believe about Christmas”, 83 percent, are sure: Jesus was not born on December 25. 96 percent of those polled described themselves as Christian. 82 percent reported they have been a Christian for more than 10 years, …

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US warships taken into custody after entering Iranian waters

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Two small Navy vessels and their ten crew members are being held by Iranian authorities after reportedly “drifting” into Iran’s territorial waters, according to the Pentagon. Though details are scarce, an unnamed Department of Defense official said the ships had been moving between Kuwait and Bahrain, ostensibly on a training …

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Body of WSJ energy markets reporter found in river

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A body found in a New Jersey river has been positively identified as David Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared more than a year ago, officials said on Thursday. Dental records were used to identify Bird, 55, an energy markets reporter at the Journal, published by News Corp …

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Mainstream media to remove comments section on articles

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Desperate to cling onto their ability to dictate reality, the crumbling mainstream media is beginning to kill off article comment sections in a cynical bid to silence dissenting voices. Studies confirm that article comment sections – for better or worse – are heavily swaying public opinion. How many times have you …

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Crispr: ‘Jaw-dropping’ breakthrough in fight against hereditary disease

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Development to revolutionise study and treatment of a range of diseases from cancer, incurable viruses such as HIV to inherited genetic disorders such as sickle-cell anaemia and Huntington’s disease. A breakthrough in genetics – described as “jaw-dropping” by one Nobel scientist – has created intense excitement among DNA experts around …

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Ayahuasca stimulates brain to fight Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

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Ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogenic drug, stimulates the brain to fight the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, a new study reveals. The research, carried out in Brazil, comes amid a growing swell of studies examining the health benefits of the hallucinogenic, psychoactive drug. Most investigations have focused on how an …

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Pope Benedict ‘complicit in child sex abuse scandals’

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Pope Benedict XVI ‘knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children’, say critics. For the legions of people whose childhoods and adult lives were wrecked by sexual and physical abuse at the hands of the Roman Catholic clergy, Pope Benedict XVI is …

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How the media let Israel get away with murder

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Relatives of Samir Awad mourn after the 17-year-old died of gunshot wounds on 14 January. Israel spends a lot of time talking about secure borders and how the need for them drives its policies regarding the Palestinians. With few exceptions, the media act as willing promoters of this perversion of …

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Obama’s eight years of vacationing cost taxpayers $85 million

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As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 …

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