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Venezuela and Denmark also reject GMO

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Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country, while biotechnology giant Monsanto has completely withdrawn all of its …

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Iranian rial currency targeted for destruction

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Effective July 1st, the United States has authorized new sanctions directly targeting the already-devalued Iranian rial with penalties for transacting or holding the currency outside of Iran. This represents the first time that the U.S. has focused specifically on the Iranian monetary unit itself and the ninth set of sanctions …

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Aaron Swartz wasn’t depressed before death, fiancée says

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The fiancée of Aaron Swartz, the US political activist and computer prodigy who was found hanged in his New York apartment earlier this year, says he was far from being depressed in the days leading to his suspicious death. In an interview with the British weekly The Observer, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman …

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Facebook knows your secrets: ‘Likes’ reveal users’ personality

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Facebook’s ‘like’ button can reveal more than you realize, a new study has showed. By liking posts and links, you may be revealing personal secrets, like your sexuality or religious and political views. The findings have raised privacy concerns. A study by the National Academy of Sciences examined 58,000 Facebook …

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Pope Benedict resigned to avoid arrest

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Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation New Pope and Catholic clergy face indictment and arrest as “Easter Reclamation” plan continues A Global Media Release and Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State Brussels: The historically unprecedented resignation of Joseph Ratzinger as …

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Mozilla rallies for opposition against secret Internet treaty

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Add another name to the list of critics concerned with attempts to rewrite the International Telecommunication Union to give governments control of the Internet: Silicon Valley’s Mozilla now officially opposes the ITU. Mozilla, the makers of the highly successful Firefox Web browser for Macs, PCs and smart phones, have come …

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CIA Director Petraeus resigns due to extramarital affair

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CIA Director David Petraeus has announced he will resign from the Central Intelligence Agency. Petraeus, age 60, released a statement on Friday obtained by CNN confirming that his resignation has already been accepted by US President Barack Obama, who nominated him to replace General Stanley A. McChrystal as the commander …

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93 year-old bodybuilder beats others decades younger

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Can you perform 57 dips, 61 chin-ups, 48 abdominal crunches and 50 push-ups? How about if you only had 45 seconds to complete each one? In an inspiring display of what the human body can do when properly nourished and challenged, a 93-year-old bodybuilder recently did just that during one of his many championship performances. …

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Israel an apartheid state? A majority of Jews say yes

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A majority of Israeli Jews admit they are living in an apartheid state, a recent survey claimed. Many also believed that Palestinians should be denied the right to vote, and suggested that Jewish citizens should be given preferential treatment. Some 500 Jewish adults took part in the survey, answering questions …

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Plant phytonutrients shown to halt cancer metastasis

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Plants contain thousands of natural compounds that science has shown benefit human health and shield us against chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia and cancer. There are still thousands of yet unidentified chemical compounds in plants and vegetables we consume that likely work in synergy …

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Our problem is the Federal Reserve – David Stockman

Former OMB boss David Stockman told CNBC that Romney’s vision of capitalism is not possible if the Federal Reserve continues to run the economy. Stockman said the only candidate that had it right was Ron Paul. “He was the only one that had it right about the Fed,” Stockman said. …

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How long will the dollar remain the world’s reserve currency?

We frequently hear the financial press refer to the U.S. dollar as the “world’s reserve currency,” implying that our dollar will always retain its value in an ever shifting world economy.  But this is a dangerous and mistaken assumption. Since August 15, 1971, when President Nixon closed the gold window …

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Video shows cop kicking defenseless man in the throat

A new police brutality video shows a St. Paul police officer kicking a defenseless man in the throat while he lay on the ground. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqS2vzdUzKw[/youtube]   The clip, which was uploaded to You Tube yesterday, begins with the man prostrate on the floor. According to the man filming …

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Knight Capital says trading glitch cost it $440 Million

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$10 million a minute. That’s about how much the trading problem that set off turmoil on the stock market on Wednesday morning is already costing the trading firm. The Knight Capital Group announced on Thursday that it lost $440 million when it sold all the stocks it accidentally bought Wednesday morning because …

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