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New South Wales bushfires linked to military explosives exercises

NSW Bushfire

The Australian Defence Force is investigating claims that explosives used in a military training exercise could have started the bush fires that have destroyed swathes of New South Wales.  The exercise took place at a military base near the town of Lithgow in the Blue Mountain region last Wednesday. On …

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An American sniper responds to Hollywood’s “American Sniper”

Garett Reppenhagen sniper

No single service member has the monopoly on the war narrative. It will change depending on where you serve, when you were there, what your role was, and a few thousand other random elements. For the past 10 days, “American Sniper” has rallied crowds and broken box office records, but if you …

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White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report

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Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations. In Washington, DC on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a new White House report that is meant to address further the …

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8 photos from Obama’s trip to South Africa you didn’t see

Bush and Obama

On Tuesday, conservative news outlets in the United States decided that the best way to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, and to report on the memorial services in his honor, was to manufacture a controversy about an AFP photo of President Barack Obama shooting a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle …

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Korean peninsula on brink of war

North Korea military

War between North and South Korea could break out at any moment, an ambassador from Pyongyang told the UN. He accused Seoul of instigating conflict and ‘increased hostilities’ towards Pyongyang. Ri Tong-il, North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, said in an address that “no one knows when war will break out”between …

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Best of friends? CIA considers Israel one of its biggest spy threats

While US politicians boast strong ties with Israel, CIA officials suggest Israel is one of its biggest counter-intelligence threats. With spyware that rivals that of American agencies, it is extremely difficult to detect the extent of its spying. In a CIA ranking of the world’s intelligence agencies and their willingness …

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Judge blocks portion of NDAA

Truthdig May 16, 2012 A federal judge Wednesday issued an injunction against a National Defense Authorization Act provision that grants the military the right to detain anyone it suspects of involvement in terrorism. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in favor of a group of plaintiffs, including Truthdig columnist Chris …

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US drones killed 2,800 civilians in Pakistan in 7 years

A Pakistani human rights lawyer says over 2,800 of the 3,000 people killed over the past seven years in non-UN-sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Pakistan were civilians, Press TV reports. Shahzad Akbar, the director of the Foundation for Fundamental Rights, told Press TV on Saturday that only 170 of the people …

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This is why you always demand physical

We have said it over and over, we’ll say it again. For all those who for one reason or another would like to boycott the broken markets, yet trade gold in paper form, please understand that all the invested capital is at risk of total loss and can and will be lost, …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

USD money

Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal …

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Ayahuasca stimulates brain to fight Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

Shaman ayahuasca brew ceremony Brazil

Ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogenic drug, stimulates the brain to fight the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, a new study reveals. The research, carried out in Brazil, comes amid a growing swell of studies examining the health benefits of the hallucinogenic, psychoactive drug. Most investigations have focused on how an …

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US destroyed Africa’s wealthiest country, Libya

Libya destroyed US NATO

The United States and its allies are responsible for completely destroying Libya, perhaps the richest country with a highest standard of living in Africa, an American journalist and political analyst says. Don DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, made the remarks in a phone interview with …

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North Korea threatens attacks on US Pacific, mainland bases

North Korea leader

Pyongyang said its long-range missile and artillery units have entered combat posture and are targeting US military bases in Guam, Hawaii and mainland America. “From this moment, the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army will be putting in combat duty posture No. 1 all field artillery units including long-range …

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America’s lost decade in one simple chart

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Forget the stock market’s dismal decade of much-ado-about-nothing and ignore the USD Dollar’s declination; when it comes to reflection on what this once great nation has ‘created’ since 2001, the following chart from Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare sums it up better than most. Source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-27/americas-lost-decade-one-simple-chart

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5,000 prominent US scholars vote to boycott Israel

Boycott Israeli apartheid

A powerful group of US scholars has voted to launch an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities. With a membership in the thousands, the group has become the largest academic collective to protest Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. The American Studies Association (ASA) announced Monday that its nearly 5,000 members …

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Oliver Stone: America is world’s greatest threat, not ISIS

Oliver Stone

Many people thought Oliver Stone’s days of rankling the establishment were over. Many people were wrong. His 2012 book and TV series, The Untold History of the United States, suggests the iconic filmmaker is renewing efforts to challenge the mainstream narrative regarding American exceptionalism, economic imperialism, and our government’s “nefarious involvement” in the …

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Americans are being prepared for full spectrum tyranny

Totalitarian governments, like persistent forms of cancer, have latched onto the long history of man, falling and then reemerging from the deep recesses of our cultural biology to wreak havoc upon one unlucky generation to the next. The assumption by most is that these unfortunate empires are the product of …

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Iraqi civilians: ‘America is providing ISIS with weapons & food’

US weapons air drop to ISIS

The people of Iraq are increasingly blaming the United States for the spread of ISIS in their country, a Wall Street Journal report reveals. While interviewing Iraqi refugees in a tent city in Baghdad, journalist Yaroslav Trofimov discovered that a growing number of residents believe ISIS is receiving direct support from the …

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