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US, UK munitions ‘causing birth defects in Iraq’

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It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah’s homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their “City of Mosques” to “the polluted city” after the United States launched two massive military campaigns …

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The Federal Reserve Cartel

Part 1 – The Eight Families The Four Horsemen of Banking, Bank of America JP Morgan Chase Citigroup Wells Fargo, …own the Four Horsemen of Oil, Exxon Mobil Royal Dutch/Shell BP Chevron Texaco, ..in tandem with, Deutsche Bank BNP (Banque Nationale de Paris) Barclays other European old money behemoths But their …

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How to Get Out of Loan Debts Smartly?

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Today, it is almost impossible to find a single Canadian household which doesn’t have debt or credit on its head. While most are living with it and managing the debt well by continuously paying off the loans and credit card bills, there are a few who end up borrowing more …

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UBS fined for silver price manipulation

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Switzerland’s regulator found “serious misconduct” by UBS employees in precious metals trading, particularly with silver, as part of its review of the bank’s foreign-exchange business. Electronic chats played a “key” role in the improper conduct in foreign exchange and precious metals trading, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or Finma, said in …

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China hoarding gold to challenge the US dollar

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In a world filled with fiat currencies, how important is gold‘s role in the financial system? Proponents often view the precious metal as a hedge against economic chaos, while critics typically claim gold is hardly more than an unproductive rock. Interestingly, some countries appear to believe gold is quite important, …

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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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Pussy Riot sentenced to two years jail

Pussy Riot

A Moscow court has sentenced three members of Pussy Riot to two years in a medium-security prison for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity. The Judge said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Ekaterina Samutsevichshowed flagrant disregard for the church parishioners and the fundamentals of the Orthodox faith. “The Court …

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Vaccines have been based on medical fraud for over a hundred years

The concept of vaccinating to immunize began in 1796, when British apothecary (pharmacist) Edward Jenner inserted cowpox pus under the skin of an eight year old boy. Jenner based his experiment on an unsubstantiated rumor that anyone who had experienced cowpox would be immune to smallpox. Over the next couple …

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The Zeitgeist Movement

The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization founded in 2008. The movement campaigns against the “monetary-market” economy which they argue should be replaced with a resource-based economy in which money serves no purpose. The movement is critical of fractional reserve banking. The Zeitgeist Movement was inspired by Peter Joseph‘s film Zeitgeist: Addendum, the latter of which described The …

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US national debt is now over $20 trillion

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The United States has now officially accumulated a $20 trillion debt. The ceiling was broken after the White House allowed the Treasury to borrow more money. As of Tuesday, the American national debt stood at $20.16 trillion, according to the US Debt Clock website. This is almost $62,000 per person …

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US Technology Giants are Stumbling- But Can EU Start-ups Benefit?

The UK start-up industry is going from strength to strength. There’s more money than ever being funded into the sector and it’s also gaining way more interest too. Of course, a lot of experts believe that this isn’t something that everyone should get excited about. One of the most visible …

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Iran to dump US dollar in oil trade, settle in euro instead

US dollar dumped oil trade

Iran wants post-sanctions’ oil contracts denominated in dollars and have buyers pay in euros, Reuters reported. Tehran is also keen to receive money owed to it since the pre-sanctions days in the European currency. The country’s crude deliveries are to be restored soon, with companies such as the French giant …

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China to allow direct conversion between Yuan and Swiss Franc

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China took another step to boost the yuan’s global usage, saying it will start direct trading with the Swiss franc, as the nation pushes its case for reserve-currency status at the International Monetary Fund. The link will start on Tuesday, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System said in a statement, making …

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Deutsche Bank to axe 35,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank

Germany’s biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, has announced that it will cut 35,000 jobs through redundancies and the sale of businesses. The Deutsche Bank says it plans to slash 9,000 full-time jobs and 6,000 contractor positions. It will also sell operations with 20,000 more workers and close local operations in 10 …

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CNN primetime falls below 250,000 viewers

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With Bill Weir hosting CNN Tonight on Friday, averaged its second-lowest ratings during the 9 p.m. hour in both the 25-54 demo and total viewers in nearly 15 years. The CNN show had 48K viewers in the demo and 226K total, according to Nielsen. The only other time the 9 p.m. hour rated lower …

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