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The drone that killed my grandson

Abdul al-awlaki

I learned that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died. The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were …

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Vaccines have been based on medical fraud for over a hundred years

The concept of vaccinating to immunize began in 1796, when British apothecary (pharmacist) Edward Jenner inserted cowpox pus under the skin of an eight year old boy. Jenner based his experiment on an unsubstantiated rumor that anyone who had experienced cowpox would be immune to smallpox. Over the next couple …

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Saudi Arabia posts $135 billion deficit

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz

Saudi Arabia on Monday said this year’s budget deficit amounted to $135 billion (367 billion riyals) as lower oil prices cut into the government’s main source of revenue, prompting the kingdom to scale back spending for the coming year and hike up petrol prices. A royal decree announced that petrol prices …

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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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Canadian scientists create a functioning virtual brain

Chris Eliasmith

Chris Eliasmith has spent years contemplating how to build a brain. He is about to publish a book with instructions, which describes the grey matter’s architecture and how the different components interact. “Then I thought the only way people are going to believe me is if I demonstrate it,” says the …

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Australia doomed: debt ceiling raised $200b, central bank given $8.8b

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey

The Federal Government has given the Reserve Bank of Australia a $8.8 billion one-off grant to help it manage future economic crises. The money will be added to a fund used to offset the central bank’s exposure to risky financial assets. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia’s economy continues to …

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Investing in Online Casino Gambling – a Post-Brexit Strategy

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After the political events of 2016, the landscape for investors has never looked so uncertain. The unexpected Brexit vote has created an air of uncertainty around financial markets, and the compounding effects of a Trump presidency have combined to make the climate for investment decidedly more lukewarm. As traditional markets …

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Worldwide march against Monsanto taking place May 25, will you take a stand?

Monsanto GMO

With President Obama’s recent signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, food safety advocates are up in arms. As GMOs fill grocery store shelves at an alarming rate, more people are growing aware of the health risks associated with genetically altered organisms. People are growing tired of this disease-promoting, genetically manipulated …

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US judge rules NSA phone surveillance program is legal

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

A United States federal judge said Friday that the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk phone data collection program doesn’t violate the law. That ruling came courtesy of US District Judge William Pauley, who decided in favor of the NSA early Friday in a case filed this past June by the American Civil …

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The Libor scandal explained

Libor Scandal

According to news reports, UK banks fixed the London interbank borrowing rate (Libor) with the complicity of the Bank of England (UK central bank) at a low rate in order to obtain a cheap borrowing cost. The way this scandal is playing out is that the banks benefitted from borrowing …

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Russian tycoon predicts immortality within 25 years

Dmitry Itskov

Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov predicts that the human race will achieve immortality within 25 years as a result of minds being transferred into computers, and that robot bodies capable of housing human brains could even be available by 2025. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_3Q2kQbfQ[/youtube]   A number of neuroscience experts gathered at …

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High-frequency trading out of control on Wall Street

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Wednesday morning’s stock snafu had a familiar ring to it — mysterious volume in trades that simply could not have been made by a human comes surging out of nowhere, causing brief but acute market mayhem. By now, many players on trading floors have gotten used to the disruptions that …

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The scientific proof of the existence of the soul

Body and Soul

Michael Hathaway, author of 10 books on psychic development, past lives, regression, hypnosis and spirituality, and a board certified Past Life Regression Therapist is one of the most respected hypnotists in the country. He published a book entitled, “It’s Time to Simplify Your Soul’s Code”, an easy how-to guide for discovering …

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