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Obamacare websites cost taxpayers $634m and they still don’t work

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It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress. The site itself, which …

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Power hungry NSA chief has his office modelled on Star Trek Enterprise

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Privacy: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the NSA, as it enters every computer and pries whatever data can be stolen and recorded in perpetuity. Its ongoing mission: to explore the internet and all TCP/IP packets, to seek out new emails, phone records, backdoors, webcams and bank accounts, to …

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12 reasons not to attack Syria

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The USA and it’s “coalition of the reluctant and/or unwilling” are now confronted with at least twelve very good reasons why they should abandon their plans to unlawfully attack the sovereign nation of Syria. The Obama Administration has been inundated with responses from every quarter of American society and the …

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Trust in mainstream media at all time low

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Americans have less trust in the mainstream media than ever before, according to the latest findings by Gallup. Only forty percent say they have any level of trust in the media to report accurately and fairly. The figure once again represents an all time low, and has significantly declined from a …

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US national debt hits $18 trillion, 70% increase under Obama

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The national debt increased $32 billion dollars in one day to surpass $18 trillion on November 30. That’s a 70% gain under President Obama, who inherited a $10.6 trillion debt when he took office. Keep in mind, Obama was elected in part on the promise of addressing the national debt. …

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House approves Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

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Former Rep. Ron Paul’s push to audit the Federal Reserve got another boost Wednesday when the House passed the bill for the second time in three years, and by a bigger margin than before. The bill, now sponsored by Rep. Paul Broun, Georgia Republican, was approved on a 333-92 vote, with all but …

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Wikileaks releases video of Snowden speaking out against govt surveillance

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As we reported earlier this week, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently emerged from hiding to receive the Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award. Now, video footage of Snowden speaking has been released on the WikiLeaks website. The whistleblower asserted that when the U.S. government taps into phone and Internet connections …

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US national debt is now over $20 trillion

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The United States has now officially accumulated a $20 trillion debt. The ceiling was broken after the White House allowed the Treasury to borrow more money. As of Tuesday, the American national debt stood at $20.16 trillion, according to the US Debt Clock website. This is almost $62,000 per person …

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Mass protests planned over web NSA spying revelations

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Some of the web’s biggest names have backed mass protests over internet surveillance carried out by the US National Security Agency (NSA). The Restore the Fourth movement – referring to the US constitution’s fourth amendment – said it wants to end “unconstitutional surveillance”. Reddit, Mozilla and WordPress are among the …

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Petraeus’ resignation will stop him from testifying about Benghazi

Former CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation today, following his confession of an extramarital affair, seemed to come out of nowhere, and has raised a plethora of questions that will need to be answered in the coming days. It’s worth asking: was this in any way connected to the September 11 attack …

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Obama floats carbon tax day after election victory

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Less than 24 hours after winning the election, Obama has indicated he plans to further impoverish Americans by imposing carbon taxes. Obama is selling it as a way to cut the budget deficit, according to Bloomberg. A tax starting at $20 a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at …

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Christ turns ‘Green’ at U.N. Earth summit

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Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.” Now at the U.N. Earth Summit, even the image of Christ has been made a forcible convert to the eco-faith, as the city of Rio is bathing the iconic statue …

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Audit the Fed bill passed by House panel

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A House panel on Tuesday approved legislation that would let a government watchdog audit the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions, a move bitterly opposed by the central bank. The House Committee on oversight and government reform passed the measure by voice vote after roughly 30 minutes of debate. The bill …

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Iceland jails 26 bankers for a combined 74 years in prison

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In a move that would make many capitalists’ head explode if it ever happened here, Iceland just sentenced their 26th banker to prison for their part in the 2008 financial collapse. In two separate Icelandic Supreme Court and Reykjavik District Court rulings, five top bankers from Landsbankinn and Kaupping — the two largest banks …

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Syria: US wants to topple Assad, not ISIS

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It was only two years ago that western governments were looking for excuses to go in and invade Syria in order to topple the former eye doctor and now President, Bashar al-Assad. Obama sought congress approval to go in and take out Syrian army forces but was rejected. Whilst the UK parliament voted 285 to …

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