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A history of the world: BRIC by BRIC

Goldman Sachs — via economist Jim O’Neill — invented the concept of a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Some cynics couldn’t help calling it the “Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept.” Not really. Goldman now expects the BRICS countries to account for almost 40% of global gross domestic product …

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Monsanto hit with class action lawsuits in mystery GMO wheat case

Monsanto

American Farmers have launched two class action lawsuits against biotech giant Monsanto following the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat growing in the Pacific Northwest. According to farmers, the company’s negligence has ruined sales. Though the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has never approved either the growing or sale …

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Why banks are no longer needed

Bank icons

What else can we do with the $1.25 trillion we’ll save by eliminating these obsolete financial middleman parasites? A lot. Technology has leapfrogged the banking sector, rendering it as obsolete as buggy whips. So why are we devoting 9% of our economy to an obsolete parasite?  Financial sector profits now …

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Google buys military robot maker

DARPA robot

Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot named WildCat can gallop at high speeds. BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie. Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based …

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Health Benefits of Green Tea – weight loss, anti-aging and more

Green Tea

Tea, a mainstay for thousands of years in countless cultures, has garnered attention in the west for its health promoting potential throughout the past several decades. To qualify as tea, a drink must be made from the leaves of this evergreen Camellia sinensis. Among true teas, there are green, black …

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Ultra concentrated media

Click on above image to zoom in. Vivendi Universal Vivendi, better known as a collossus of the privatized water industry – from Puerto Rico to Three Valleys Water in the UK – merged with media company Seagram in 2000. Europe’s answer to AOL Time Warner, Vivendi Universal has taken ‘convergence’ …

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Trump’s missiles blow investors into safe havens

Investors safe havens Trump

Even before missiles flew out of America’s warships to bomb Syrian military bases, gold was slowly increasing in value in anticipation of the Trump-Xi summit. After the bombs landed, gold has hit a 5 month peak as investors look for safe havens. Other safe havens such as the Japanese Yen …

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Top 15 times Obama illegally wiretapped his ‘friends’

Obama illegally wiretapped Trump

The mainstream media and other enemies of the current President are challenging the proposition that President Obama wire tapped President Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential race. President Trump started this discussion with his tweets over the weekend, but it should be clear that it is not unfounded that former President …

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China’s stock market halted after 7% plunge

Chinese stock market plunge

Trading on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets was halted for the day on Monday (Jan 4th) after shares fell 7%. The drop in the CSI300 index, which covers both bourses, for the first time triggered an automatic early closure under a new system to curb volatility, after an earlier …

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IMF set to include Chinese yuan into SDR currency basket

IMF meeting IMFC International Monetary Fund

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to meet in just over a week – on November 30 – to discuss what will almost certainly see the Chinese yuan added to the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) currency basket. IMF Chief Christine Lagarde has already …

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China’s stock market crashes another 8%

China stock market crash Shanghai

China‘s benchmark Shanghai Composite index is down more than 8 percent in Monday trading. The market is now down 37 percent from its June peak. Over the last month, the Chinese government has taken extreme measures to reverse the stock market‘s decline. The decline in Shanghai was part of a …

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China builds first all robot factory, replacing humans

China robot factory

Having devoured many of the world’s factory jobs, China is now handing them over to robots. As part of a major push towards automation, the first robots-only factory is being built in China’s Dongguan manufacturing hub, reducing human employees to a bare minimum. The factory, owned by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology …

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Australia facing debt crisis

Australia day Sydney

Australia’s upper house rejected a proposal to raise the debt ceiling to AU$500 billion ($465 billion), which if not resolved by December 12, could send the country into a US shutdown scenario. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised he will lift the debt ceiling of the world’s 12th-largest economy …

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BRICS countries building new internet to avoid NSA spying

BRICS internet

BRICS countries are close to completing a brand new Internet backbone that would bypass the United States entirely and thereby protect both governments and citizens from NSA spying. In light of revelations that the National Security Agency hacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, in addition to recording information about 124 …

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Venezuela and Denmark also reject GMO

Organic GMO

Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country, while biotechnology giant Monsanto has completely withdrawn all of its …

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Scientists read dreams

sleep dream

Brain scans during sleep can decode visual content of dreams. Scientists have learned how to discover what you are dreaming about while you sleep. A team of researchers led by Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, used functional neuroimaging to scan the brains of three …

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