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FCC launching huge internet tax

FCC internet tax money

Get ready for another transfer of wealth via government confiscation. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is ready to tax internet service in order to fund its Connect America Fund boondoggle. As is usually the case in corporatist nations – Mussolini told us corporatism is the essence of fascism – mega-corporations …

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Monsanto reports $156m loss as farmers abandon GM crops

Monsanto

Are you invested in Monsanto stock like Bill Gates, who owns hundreds of thousand of Monsanto shares worth about $23 million? It might be time to pull out since the company just reported over $156 million in losses for the fourth quarter. “For the quarter ended Aug. 31, Monsanto reported a loss of $156 million, or …

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Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency hacked my computer

Sharyl Attkisson

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to …

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US govt caught editing Wikipedia profiles to spread propaganda

Abby Martin

Edits to the Wikipedia profiles of Alex Jones and Abby Martin which malign the two alternative media personalities as Kremlin propagandists are linked to an IP address associated with the House of Representatives, prompting suggestions that the U.S. government is involved in an online smear campaign. Yesterday evening a Wikipedia …

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Hempcrete: made from hemp, used to build houses

Hempcrete

Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, than concrete, a claim that is still being investigated. The only problem? The base of the Hempcrete creation is hemp, which comes from …

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Social Security loophole is about to close

Social Security benefits claim form loophole

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group A loophole that allows citizens to get extra money out of Social Security is set to close soon. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was passed by Congress without much of a debate, leaving many Americans with little time to prepare. (Not that Congress normally acts …

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Anonymous hacks US sentencing website in retaliation for Aaron Swartz’ death

Aaron Swartz

Hacktivist movement Anonymous has hijacked the US Sentencing Commission website as a personal vendetta to retaliate against the justice system that threatened to imprison web activist Aaron Swartz, who recently committed suicide, for decades. The website was hacked early Saturday and a message was placed saying that “a line was crossed” when …

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Exposed: where politicians get their contribution money from

Politician contribution money

Ever wonder where your congressperson’s campaign contributions come from? A new browser plugin is aiming to shed light on the money trail, and it was built by a teenager. While there are already great tools to help informed voters look into what special interests are impacting local and national politics, …

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Major banks under investigation for ties to Mexican drug cartels

Charles Schwab Corp. founder and chairman Chuck Schwab

Federal regulators in the United States are reportedly investigation no fewer than two major American banks with regards to their relationships with clients believed to be tied to Mexican drug cartels. Reuters reported exclusively on Wednesday this week that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is probing both Charles Schwab …

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Using Al-Qaeda in Syria like sending Gitmo inmates to fight – Putin

In an RT global exclusive premiere, President Putin gives his first post-inauguration interview, speaking in depth with RT’s Kevin Owen ahead of the APEC summit in Vladivostok. Touching upon a range of issues, he discusses topics from the Pussy Riot trial to the Julian Assange case, from the upcoming US …

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Social Security will fail by next decade: Harvard Study

Social Security

The Social Security Administration projects that its trust funds will be depleted by 2033-not an optimistic forecast. But it may be even bleaker than that. New studies from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers find that the SSA’s actuarial forecasts have been consistently overstating the financial health of the program’s trust funds since 2000. …

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Australian banks at risk

big four banks Australia

Despite yesterday’s blowout $6 billion or so profit from ANZ, it turns out all is not entirely well in Australia’s financial services industry. For the last five years, the pattern in the markets has been the same. A crisis starts at the margin, with a peripheral player, and then moves …

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Oil Monopoly: BP and Shell to merge at Bilderberg?

OIL BP Shell

Despite countless examples that prove the contrary, detractors, debunkers and non believers continually argue that the Bilderberg group holds no power, and that it is just a talking shop for elite has-beens. Now yet more evidence has emerged that policy and secret multi-billion deals between business heads and government are …

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Does the UK have anything to offer Scotland besides threats?

Independence Scotland

Scottish voters finally have the opportunity to fulfill William Wallace’s dream of a Scotland that is free and independent of England forever. All they have to do is vote yes next week. Without a doubt, a divorce from the British would be quite messy, and life would probably be more …

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U.S. moving nuclear warheads into Germany to target Russia

B61-12 nuclear bomb

With plans to go to war with Russia, the U.S. will station new atomic weapons and 20 new nuclear bombs in Germany, according to Tuesday reports from Germany’s ZDF public television network. Each of the 20 new American nuclear bombs are four times the destructive power of the one that was used on Hiroshima …

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Three signs the entire system is changing right now

China CIPS Putin Russia Bitcoin Credit Card

When I was a kid growing up in the early 80s, the United States was the undisputed dominant superpower in the world. The US dollar was awe-inspiring; on a trade-weighted basis, the dollar index was at an all-time high, and had never been as strong ever before… or since. And …

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Is Quantitative Easing A Magic Bullet, Or A Lie?

The entire world is heading for an enormous recession of the kind that it hasn’t seen for over a century. By all indications, it’s going to be a recession so massive that it will make 2008 look like a birthday party. There hasn’t been much reporting on the issue right …

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What is the government’s agenda?

CCTV

It has been public information for a decade that the US government secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally spies on its citizens. Congress and the federal courts have done nothing about this extreme violation of the US Constitution and statutory law, and the insouciant US public seems unperturbed. In 2004 a whistleblower …

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Obama’s eight years of vacationing cost taxpayers $85 million

Obama golf holiday vacation

As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 …

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