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Government trying to make garage sales illegal

A little-known case may result in a ban on reselling any product made overseas without US copyright holders taking a share of the profits. A single ruling by the Supreme Court could make all secondary market sites – including garage sales – illegal. Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons will …

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How long will the dollar remain the world’s reserve currency?

We frequently hear the financial press refer to the U.S. dollar as the “world’s reserve currency,” implying that our dollar will always retain its value in an ever shifting world economy.  But this is a dangerous and mistaken assumption. Since August 15, 1971, when President Nixon closed the gold window …

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New record-breaking laser could solve the energy crisis for good

In a project fifteen years in the making, scientists have created a record-breaking laser that could solve the energy crisis for good. The US National Ignition Facility is now one step closer to generating a controllable nuclear fusion reaction. The American National Ignition Facility (NIF) has entered the encyclopedias by …

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Donald Trump: NATO is obsolete, UN doesn’t fix anything

Donald Trump NATO obsolete United Nations

Donald Trump on Saturday went further than ever before in his criticism of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, telling a crowd here that we would be fine if NATO broke up. Mr. Trump had previously questioned the need for the organization, and on Saturday he reiterated his criticism that other …

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Ignoring reality is going to wipe out the human race

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To inform people is hard slugging. Everything is lined up against the public being informed, or the policymakers for that matter. News is contaminated by its service to special interests and hidden agendas. Many scientists or their employers are dependent on federal money. Even psychologists and anthropologists were roped into …

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A map of all the countries the United States has invaded

Map countries invaded by USA

From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of her independence. What constitutes invasion? As one map below shows, the US has a military presence in much of the world without being an occupying force (though some would …

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We should write the global economic laws, not China – Obama

Obama Xi Jinping China

The laws of the global economy should be written by the United States and not by the likes of China according to President Obama, as concern over China’s influence is growing. Washington hopes a Pacific free trade pact will curb Beijing’s investment bank. “When 95 percent of our potential customers …

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North Korea’s history of threats

North Korea army

North Korean People’s Army soldiers march at the Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang for the military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, 10 October 2005. Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea reviewed the military parade. The Korean Peninsula …

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The greatest debt crisis the world has ever seen is coming

U.S. National Debt 2013

The largest mountain of debt in the history of the world just continues to grow even larger, and everyone knows that this colossal debt spiral is not going to end well.  But we all keep playing along because nobody wants the party to end.  Right now, there is an unprecedented …

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War is a racket

War is a racket Smedley Butler

Written in 1935 by Major General Smedley Butler CHAPTER ONE War Is A Racket WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which …

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Dollar Value Rises As Trump Readies Additional Tariffs for China

The value of US dollar in the Forex market shot up significantly on Friday last week following Trump’s reported move to direct aides to proceed with imposing tariffs on China. This is despite attempts by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, to restart talks with China on the matter. That led to …

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Citrus fruit and green tea combination amplifies cancer protection

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A study carried out in Japan has once again shown the cancer-fighting properties of citrus fruit.  The study found that those who were eating the fruit had significantly lower risk of getting a number of cancers, but this was also true of green tea consumers. Interestingly and more importantly, daily citrus …

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5 trends that show China is about to redefine the gold market

China gold market

Apple spent about five years developing the iPhone, which has changed the smartphone market forever. Until the release, however, nobody could imagine what impact the iPhone would have on the market. And most consumers didn’t know about it at all. The same thing is happening with China and gold right …

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IMF forgives Ukraine’s debt to Russia

IMF Christine Lagarde Ukraine debt

On December 8, the IMF’s Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice sent a note saying: “The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors. We will provide details on the scope and rationale for this policy change in the next day …

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IMF set to add Chinese yuan to SDR currency basket

Chinese yuan

China’s currency, the yuan seems to be on track to be included in the International Monetary Fund‘s benchmark currency basket, putting it on par with the dollar, euro and pound sterling. A draft report by IMF staff who have been assessing the yuan’s technical criteria seems to be favourable. Three …

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Negative interest rates and QE4 is coming

Janet Yellen Federal Reserve

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite the Federal Reserve running a zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) for 80 months straight and Quantitative Easing programs that have ballooned its balance sheet over $3.5 trillion, US GDP has struggled to reach 2%. It’s plain for all to see: They are running out of options to …

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Federal Reserve unable to deal with next economic crisis

Federal Reserve Janet Yellen

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Earlier this week, a Federal Reserve official made the stunning admission that its credit expansion and debt creation policy is no longer having any significant effect on the economy. Now, even those in the mainstream are joining those of us who have been saying it for …

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