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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

China QE Chinese yuan

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

Online gambling dice play

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

Pentagon

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

obamacare fail

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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75% of US military oppose strikes on Syria

To the list of skeptics who question the need for air strikes against Syria, add an another unlikely group — many U.S. troops. “I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name. A …

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Worldwide march against Monsanto taking place May 25, will you take a stand?

Monsanto GMO

With President Obama’s recent signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, food safety advocates are up in arms. As GMOs fill grocery store shelves at an alarming rate, more people are growing aware of the health risks associated with genetically altered organisms. People are growing tired of this disease-promoting, genetically manipulated …

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Asteroid mining company aims for deep-space colonies

asteroid mining

A new asteroid-mining company launched Tuesday with the goal of helping humanity expand across the solar system by tapping the vast riches of space rocks. The new firm, called Deep Space Industries, Inc., announced today (Jan. 22) that it plans to launch a fleet of prospecting spacecraft in 2015, then …

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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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Congressional report blames Corzine for MF Global’s collapse

Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine Testifies To House Hearing On Company's Bankruptcy

Congressional investigators took aim on Wednesday at a former colleague, Jon S. Corzine, blaming the onetime senator’s risk-taking at MF Global for accelerating the brokerage firm’s demise. In excerpts from a broader MF Global report to be released on Thursday, Republican members of a Congressional panel outlined a withering critique of Mr. Corzine’s …

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Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation

Bhutan agriculture

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic. The tiny Buddhist-majority nation wedged between China and India has an unusual and some say enviable approach to …

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Kim Dotcom claims US spied on him through Project Echelon

Kim Dotcom surveillance bill

In the latest episode of the ongoing saga of accused criminal mastermind Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder says he suspects that the illegal intelligence New Zealand authorities collected on him was shared in real-time with American authorities. The US government says Dotcom masterminded a multi-million-dollar copyright infringement conspiracy by running …

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