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Murdoch behind mandatory vaccination push in Australia

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.” The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents …

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Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

Royal Bank of Scotland

Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18. Recent polls indicating pro-union and independence camps are neck and neck have rocked British financial markets and pushed the pound to its lowest …

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US troops could stay in Afghanistan until 2024

US Marines from the 2nd Battalion wait for helicopter transport as part of Operation Khanjar at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. The US and Afghanistan have reportedly finalized the draft of a mutual security pact indicating that US troops could remain in the country until 2024, according to …

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Queen’s income set to rise for second year running

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The Queen will receive a 5% rise in her income after the Crown Estate, from which she is paid, reported an increase in its profits. The Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen’s spending as Head of State, will rise in 2014 from £36.1m to £37.89m. The grant is calculated as …

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FDA approves first GMO flu vaccine containing reprogrammed insect virus

Flu Vaccine

A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as …

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Crash the New World Order! Buy Silver!

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There are myriad reasons to buy physical silver. Sure, we’ve all heard how great of an investment it is, but, truth be told, there is also a moral and political argument to be made for the metal. Historically, in this country, silver was considered money by the banking establishment and …

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Australia’s big-banks bonanza

AUSTRALIA’s big banks have been ranked the most profitable in the developed world for the second year running by the influential Bank for International Settlements. Despite slower credit growth threatening to crimp local lenders’ profits, the big four enjoy wider interest margins and lower costs than most of their overseas …

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Australia stops all donations to the corrupt Clinton Foundation

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Following Hillary Clinton’s US presidential election defeat, it has been announced that Australia has cut all official ties with the Clinton Foundation. On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced to the joint party room that agreements with the Foundation previously set up by the Rudd-Gillard government had not been renewed. “[Former Prime Minister …

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Are the Olympics worth the cost?

Olympic Games waste money

By Filip Karinja Making up the ‘B’ in the new BRICS trading block, Brazil is considered to be one of the world’s leading economies. Yet, in recent times, the South American nation has been plagued by political and economic turmoil. Now that the closing ceremony is over and the athletes have gone to …

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JP Morgan criminal CEO Jamie Dimon: “It’s a free f**king country”

Jamie Dimon testimony

“I’m an outspoken defender of the truth,” JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon feverishly maintains in an interview published today. In the interview, he continuously contends that the press and the country have it all wrong about JP Morgan. He seemingly separates JP Morgan out from the current-leading  American banking foe of Europe, Goldman …

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Bank of America to fire 16,000 by year end

Curious why nearly 4 years ago to the day Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson told Ken Lewis to purchase Merrill Lynch “or else” (but to make sure everyone gets paid their bonuses bright and early with no cuts)? It certainly had to do with the stock price and preserving the …

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Ron Paul to Congress: Stop worshipping Israel

  As of late Friday the ceasfire in Gaza seems to be holding, if tentatively. While we should be pleased that this round of fighting appears temporarily on hold, we must realize that without changes in U.S. foreign policy it is only a matter of time before the killing begins …

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Pentagon wants $582 billion to wage war in 2017

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The US military faces five “big challenges,” Ash Carter told the Economic Club of Washington on Tuesday. Those challenges are: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. So essentially, the exact same “challenges” Washington has been trotting out for years to justify hundreds upon hundreds of billions in defense spending, …

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