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A Straightforward Guide to Trading the Markets

Trading the markets guide

Many people are attracted to the glamorous allure of successful traders who have turned a $10,000 trading capital into a million dollar portfolio. However, if you jump into the market without making adequate preparations, you’ll get burned, lose your money, and exit the market like a dog with its tail …

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Hacked emails confirm NATO tried to start war between US and Russia

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Hacked private emails of the US general formerly in charge of NATO reveal a campaign to pressure the White House into escalating the conflict with Russia over Ukraine, involving several influential players in Washington. The emails, posted by the site DCLeaks, show correspondence between General Philip M. Breedlove, former head of the …

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Nestle gets control of town’s groundwater for up to 45 years

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Tea Party Republican Governor Paul LePage of Maine helped Nestlé secure a contract that gives Poland Springs, a Nestlé subsidiary, permission to take the small town of Fryeburg’s groundwater for the next 25 years for their own profit. The deal could stretch to 45 years due to built-in extensions. Today that …

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Saudi Arabia posts $135 billion deficit

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz

Saudi Arabia on Monday said this year’s budget deficit amounted to $135 billion (367 billion riyals) as lower oil prices cut into the government’s main source of revenue, prompting the kingdom to scale back spending for the coming year and hike up petrol prices. A royal decree announced that petrol prices …

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United States airdrops 50 tons of ammo to ISIS linked terrorists in Syria

United States airdrop Syria to ISIS

U.S. officials confirmed on Monday the Obama administration has air dropped 112 pallets of ammunition to jihadist fighters in Syria. CNN reports: C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted …

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Citigroup braces for global recession, calls for QE in China

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China has bungled its attempt to slow the economy gently and is sliding into “imminent recession”, threatening to take the world with it over coming months, Citigroup has warned. Willem Buiter, the bank’s chief economist, said the country needs a major blast of fiscal spending financed by outright “helicopter” money …

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The Economic Effects of Online Gambling

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There are few industries as far-reaching and as globally present as online gambling. People all over the world enjoy the many gambling sites available online, making this one of the most lucrative businesses present today. Its influence on the economy is equally astounding, comprising a great portion of the revenue …

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China’s stock market is about to collapse

China stock market crash

It’s been an ugly week for Chinese equities, but today’s performance is a whole other level of ugly: Today marked the fourth largest decline of the Shanghai Composite in two decades. We’ve discussed the insane valuations on the Shanghai and Shenzen stock-exchange before. As our regular readers will know, today’s fireworks have been a long …

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Pentagon unable to account for $8.5 trillion of tax payer money

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When government is completely dysfunctional and seems not to serve the people’s interests, we have to wonder where our tax dollars are going. Thanks to a Reuters investigation by Scot Paltrow, we have an answer—or, rather, a non-answer. Apparently, the Pentagon has made use of $8.5 trillion of our tax money handed over …

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Weather control with lasers now possible

Weather control cloud laser Jean-Pierre Wolf

Editor’s note: for further information please see declassified US Air Force documents from 1996: Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025. Is there anything laser can’t do? From cutting diamonds to preserving endangered sites, all the way to building terrifying weapons and turning your eyes from brown to blue, there is apparently …

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Pentagon admits its weapons end up in ISIS hands

ISIS with American weapons

The Pentagon has admitted that a chunk of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into terrorist hands. The Turkish president has been voicing his frustration with Washington over this. On Wednesday, the US defense body went against earlier government claims …

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High-dose vitamin C injections shown to eradicate cancer

Linus Pauling cancer

Two time (1954 and 1962) Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling. Groundbreaking new research on the cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C has made the pages of the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine. A team of researchers from the University of Kansas reportedly tested the effects of vitamin C given in high …

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SWAT team raids sustainable community

Quinn Eaker

At around seven thirty last Friday morning, inhabitants of The Garden of Eden, a small Intentional Community based on Sustainability, were awakened by a SWAT raid conducted by the City of Arlington for suspicion of being a full fledged marijuana growth and trafficking operation. Ultimately only a single arrest was …

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Obamacare websites cost taxpayers $634m and they still don’t work

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It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress. The site itself, which …

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