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The Wars in the Middle East and North Africa are about oil

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The Iraq war was really about oil, according to Alan Greenspan, John McCain, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, a high-level National Security Council officer and others. Dick Cheney made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11. The Sunday Herald reported: Five months before September 11, the US advocated using force against Iraq … to secure control of …

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The inevitable decline of retail

Online shopping is rippling through the economy, affecting not just retail but energy consumption and the job market. Correspondent Marc A. responded to my recent entry Is Anybody Else Tired of Buying and Owning Stuff? (September 7, 2012) with an informed commentary on how online shopping is affecting the retail sector. …

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2012 US Elections: Obamney vs. Rombama

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A vote for Obama will bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while  the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away. A vote for Romney, however, will also …

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19 things the mainstream media is currently being silent about

#1 Strange Things Happening On The Sun #2 Fukushima #3 Mount Fuji In Japan About To Erupt? #4 Stunning Rise In Volcanic Activity Around The World #5 Global Food Prices Rising Again #6 U.S. Government Debt Downgraded Again #7 500 Million Dollars To Help The IRS Implement Obamacare #8 Go …

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Another false flag attack appears imminent

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In the tragic aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado shooting which has all the earmarks of a staged “false flag” event, a follow-up false flag now appears imminent. To be effective in achieving its political aim, it will have to be orders of magnitude larger and more deadly than what took …

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Nestle’s wet dream: they mark up water 53 million percent

Nestle water

The directors of Nestle must be breathing a sigh of relief as the world targets Monsanto with a barrage of negative publicity, global protests, and grassroots campaigns. While we’re all distracted by Monsanto’s GMO corruption of the food supply, Nestle is taking steps to profit off of the natural world with patents on breast milk …

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The Big Question: Mutual Funds or Index Funds?

In the history of investment, mutual and index funds have always been fierce competitors. Both of them have their own set of pros and cons, no doubts there. But analysts recently predicted a shift towards index funds emphasising on its advantages. An investor choosing a fund primarily depends on one’s …

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Pentagon to waste $2.2 billion of taxpayer money to fund Syrian ‘rebels’

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A joint report published yesterday by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) alleged that the Pentagon is supplying up to $2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels. This may come as a shock to some, as President Donald Trump just announced in late July …

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Veterans using ayahuasca to cure depression and PTSD

Ayahuasca military veteran PTSD psychological trauma

After surviving firefights and a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, U.S. Army veteran Asa Barrett tried antidepressant drugs and therapy to overcome depression and bouts of anger. Nothing worked. But then, like many other foreigners, he journeyed to Peru’s remote Amazonian jungle to drink ayahuasca, a centuries-old, sacred indigenous brew that some Western …

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Wall Street rocked by $8 billion hedge fund implosion

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Visium Asset Management, a multibillion dollar hedge fund, has imploded in the biggest scandal to hit the industry in years. The fund told investors of its plan to close in a letter Friday. It’s the most high-profile shutdown since authorities forced Steve Cohen’s controversial SAC Capital to close in 2013. A slew …

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White House response to anti mandatory vaccine petition

White House response We The People vaccine petition

With the White House finally responding to the petition to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden with a big fat ‘NO’, the government went one step further and responded to an anti mandatory vaccine petition with a similar response. Both ‘We the People’ petitions exceeded the necessary 100,000 signatures, despite efforts to freeze the signature …

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Barclays fires CEO Antony Jenkins

Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins

It’s shaping up to be a rough year for CEOs at Europe’s most notorious rate rigging, scandal-laden investment banks. Just three months after Brady Dougan left Credit Suisse and barely 30 days since Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen tendered their resignations at Deutsche Bank, Barclays has shown CEO Antony Jenkins the …

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Australia passes tyrannical internet laws

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Ostensibly designed to stop you illegally downloading new episodes of Game of Thrones, they may have far broader implications for online freedoms. On Monday afternoon, Labor and Coalition senators voted together to wave through legislation rolling out a new Australian internet filter. The law is intended to stop the circumvention …

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IRS stealing money from perfectly legal bank accounts

IRS money grab

The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals who regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, but broke no laws. And the government is refusing to return all the money taken. The practice ‒ called civil asset forfeiture ‒ allows IRS agents to …

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London’s silver price fix to end after nearly 120 years

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Following a crackdown on precious metal manipulation by various European regulators (mostly Germany’s BaFin, recall “Precious Metals Manipulation Worse Than Libor Scandal, German Regulator Says“), which led to the shocking outcome that Deutsche Bank would pull out of the London gold and silver fixing committees, the London Silver Market Fixing …

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Australian govt planning to destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the “Best Job in the World”? The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and “caretaker” of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit …

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