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Reddit censoring words like: NSA, Tesla, Bitcoin, net neutrality

Reddit censorship

Say what you want about Reddit‘s r/technology, one of its most popular forums. Just don’t say “NSA,” “net neutrality,” “Comcast,” “Bitcoin,” or any of the roughly 50 other words that will secretly get your post deleted. There’s a bot in r/technology, ready to delete any so-called controversial headline you try …

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US sends even more troops into Africa…to find ‘Kony’

Kony

In an expanded attempt to continue the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, President Obama has authorized the deployment of military aircraft and about 150 Special Operations forces to Uganda. According to the Washington Post, the administration notified Congress of the deployments as they began on Sunday, and the troop movement …

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Lockheed Martin’s new SR-72 hypersonic war drone

Lockheed Martin SR-72

Aircraft experts and military aficionados have cause to rejoice now that Lockheed Martin has debuted the SR-72 unmanned spy plane, the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird and potentially the first hypersonic craft to enter service. Plans for the SR-72 drone were first unveiled Friday in an Aviation Week article …

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Rand Paul pushes for legalization of industrialized hemp in new farm bill

Hemp Rand Paul

As the nation’s lawmakers continue to bore through the details of the upcoming federal farm bill revision, a number of forward-thinking members of Congress are simultaneously pushing for the antiquated and indefensible prohibition on hemp farming to be lifted as part of its new provisions. And included among these proponents …

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Obama to pay US debt with trillion-dollar coins?

Trillion dollar coin debt

With the fiscal cliff averted for now, it’ll be a few weeks until the debt ceiling debate is the next major money issue in Washington. Luckily, some economists say that crisis can be curbed as well, and all it will take is one very valuable coin. By February, the United …

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Odds Of Current Administration Legalizing Sports Betting

Trump thumbs up

Many American citizens are wondering about the odds of current administration legalizing sports betting and online gambling. In 2016, Chris Christie–New Jersey’s governor–said that his state would stand in defiance of the Federal ban and proceed to allow gambling on sporting events. An Iowa State legislative subcommittee also began similar …

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Join the Internet Defense League

Internet Defense League

http://internetdefenseleague.org/ Inspired by fruitful virtual protests against the SOPA and PIPA online piracy bills, Internet activists have united their forces and formed an organization to protect the web from “bad laws and monopolies.” The idea of an Internet Defense League was first suggested by Tiffiniy Cheng, the head of the …

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Rand Paul filibusters Patriot (tyranny) Act renewal

Rand Paul filibuster Patriot Act

United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) vows to filibuster any attempt in Congress to extend the eavesdropping powers provided to the government through the US Patriot Act before they expire at the end of the month. Sen. Paul began speaking out against government surveillance on the floor of the Senate …

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Warren Buffett vs his gold bug father Howard Buffett

Warren Buffett gold derivatives

By Filip Karinja Warren Buffett’s distaste for gold is well known and promoted in the mainstream media. One thing that’s not well known or promoted is that Buffet’s father, Howard Buffett, a four-term Republican Congressman, believed in the role of gold as money and was a huge advocate for the gold …

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Former Obama spokesperson says he was barred from discussing drones

Robert Gibbs

President Barack Obama’s former press secretary said over the weekend that the White House restricted him from even recognizing the United States’ overseas drone program. Robert Gibbs, who served as the president’s official spokesperson from 2009 through 2011, told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that early on in his White House …

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DOJ says it won’t prosecute itself on Fast and Furious case

How should we say this: we are shocked, shocked, that the DOJ won’t prosecute itself. BREAKING: DOJ says it won’t prosecute Attorney General Holder after the GOP-led House voted to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress – Fox   From CNN: The White House and the Justice Department made clear Friday …

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Uruguay unveils plans to allow government to sell marijuana

marijuana leaf

Uruguay’s national government has said it plans to send a bill to Congress that would allow it to sell marijuana, making it the first country in the world to do so. Under the plan, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana and only to adults who register on …

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Federal Reserve: 100 years of US dollar manipulation

US federal reserve building

Monday 23 December marks the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve System – the Central Bank of the United States of America. The mainstream media are keeping remarkably quiet about this key milestone. No doubt, they know only too well that growing millions of workers inside and …

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Pentagon doesn’t know where $6.5 trillion went, audit reveals

Pentagon audit

By Jay Syrmopoulos A new Department of Defense Inspector General’s report, released last week, has left Americans stunned at the jaw-dropping lack of accountability and oversight. The glaring report revealed the Pentagon couldn’t account for $6.5 trillion dollars worth of Army general fund transactions and data, according to a report …

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How Puerto Rico can rebuild and become a powerhouse economy

How Puerto Rico can rebuild economy

After a particularly devastating hurricane season, Puerto Rico has an uncertain future. Already mismanaged and saddled with debt, the island territory now faces the virtually insurmountable task of rebuilding its infrastructure and economy. But amidst the rubble and heartache lies one of the greatest opportunities in the modern era not …

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