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iSlave: Foxconn workers strike over iPhone 5 demands

iSlave iPhone 5 Foxconn

Thousands of factory workers at Foxconn went on strike Friday to protest their working conditions on the iPhone 5’s production lines, according to a report from an independent workers’ rights organization. Workers at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, China, were furious after management enacted “overly strict demands” for production of Apple’s (AAPL, Fortune …

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Almost 2,400 millionaires pocketed unemployment benefits

Millionaire homes

Almost 2,400 people who received unemployment insurance in 2009 lived in households with annual incomes of $1 million or more, according to the Congressional Research Service. The report was released after about 1.1 million people exhausted their jobless benefits during the second quarter of 2012, when more than 4.6 million filed initial …

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Taxes without borders

World Health Organisation

World Health Organization mulling global cigarette tax. The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a global excise tax of up to 70 percent on cigarettes at an upcoming November conference, raising concerns among free market tax policy analysts about fiscal sovereignty and bureaucratic mission creep. In draft guidelines published this September, the …

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The top 10 breakfast cereals most likely to contain Monsanto’s GMO corn

By now, nearly everyone interested in healthy living is aware of the recent research linking Monsanto’s GMO corn to cancer tumors and an increase risk of premature death in both men and women. News of the research is spreading like wildfire across the ‘net, and support for Proposition 37 — which seeks to label …

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Scientists prove DNA can be reprogrammed by words and frequencies

DNA strand with code

THE HUMAN DNA IS A BIOLOGICAL INTERNET and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely spiritual masters), mind’s influence on weather patterns …

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Nationwide Spanish protests turn violent (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Spanish police have clashed with protesters who marched against the latest batch of austerity measures. Over a million public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens have taken to the streets in over 80 Spanish cities. Violence erupted in Madrid around midnight. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to …

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Confirmed: British Intelligence agency MI6 covertly operating in Iran

Mi6

Preposterously bizarre as it is, the head of MI6 foreign intelligence agency John Sawers made a rare appearance before Britain’s civil servants in London on Friday and warned that the Iranians are “determinedly going down a path to master all aspects of nuclear weapons; all the technologies they need,” and …

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Whistleblower reveals plan to evacuate London during Olympics

London Olympics military 2012

200,000 casket linings on standby says undercover journalist who infiltrated security team. An undercover journalist going by the pseudonym ‘Lee Hazledean’ has blown the whistle on astounding revelations about how he infiltrated the G4S – the company responsible for security at the London Olympics – and discovered shocking plans for …

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Pictures from Zimbabwe

Just because “Spanish banks are fine” 12 days before they got a full-blown bailout, and global hyperinflation can never happen in this world, where every central planner is now preparing to hold the CTRL and P buttons until the bitter end, here are some pictures from Zimbabwe.   And some charts: …

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California deficit soars to $16 billion

California, like Greece is perpetually in fiscal trouble. Overoptimistic revenue forecasts coupled with spending $2 billion more than expected has California in a deep hole. Governor Jerry Brown has the same non-solution as ever, hike taxes. Brown wants a “temporary” (as in seven years) tax hike. Given we all know …

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Bitcoin smashes $2,900 mark to hit record high

Bitcoin record high cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s rocketing rise in value shows no sign of abating after breaking the $2,900 mark Tuesday. The digital payment reached a value of $2,967.48 at around 1.20pm UTC Tuesday, according to the Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index. The pricing is a record high for the cryptocurrency which has been hit with …

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How effective are your email campaigns?

How effective are your email campaign

Email marketing can be your main channel of lead generation, if you get it right. With marketing trends and industry changes constantly being introduced, it can be hard to keep up with most effective methods. For instance, did you know that automated emails generate 320% more revenue? If you think …

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2015: the year when the U.S. stock market bubble bursts?

NASDAQ stock market bubble

The stock market has recently hit record highs, so the economy must be doing great… right? Contrary to what the media and politicians would have you believe, we are witnessing one of the biggest bubbles in human history, and there are signs that it may be near its final breath. …

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CNN plummets to lowest ratings in 23 years

CNN ratings

For those still doubting CNN President Jeff Zucker’s decision to dedicate the 9 p.m. hour to original series, we point you to Exhibit A, via TV Newser: Monday’s 9pm ET timeslot on CNN drew 181,000 total viewers, the lowest for the time period since at least Oct. 1, 1991, as far back as …

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Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney Bain Capital

How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill. The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn’t stand for anything. He’s a flip-flopper, they say, …

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Fluoridation may not prevent cavities, scientific review shows

Tap water

If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, fluoride is added to your tap water for the purpose of reducing cavities. But the scientific rationale for putting it there may be outdated, and no longer as clear-cut as was once thought. Water fluoridation, which first began in 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and …

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10 scientific studies that prove GMOs are toxic

GMO food

Over the past few years, a number of countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason. The latest country to consider a complete ban is Russia after top government scientists recommended at least a 10-year ban. The truth is, …

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