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Jacque Fresco, founder of The Venus Project, dies aged 101

Jacque Fresco dies aged 101 The Venus Project

Like most people, I was first introduced to Jacque Fresco through his appearances in the Zeitgeist film series by Peter Joseph. There was an old school, street wise, way about him that my particular background welcomed. He spoke bluntly, but brilliantly; and together, with Peter Joseph, helped open my mind to the concept of …

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U.S. ranks first in healthcare spending but last in life expectancy

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If you think pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, and various other instruments of modern Western medicine are responsible for improving quality of life and increasing the average lifespan in America, think again. A report recently issued by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reveals that the U.S. spends up to 250 …

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United States is facing global economic isolation

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Just this week, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote an eye-opening and scathing op-ed outlining where America stands in the rapidly changing global economy. Titled ‘Time U.S. leadership woke up to new economic era’, the piece looks at the many ways in which the United …

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US deploying troops to 35 African countries

Marine Readiness Exercise off Horn of Africa

The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year. Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send troops to as many as …

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5 Nobel Prize winners: ‘End the war on drugs’

War on Drugs

Many have pointed out that the global war on drugs has been a waste of tax-payer time and money. It has also resulted in loathsome socio-political policies that have negative long-term ramifications. Now, five Nobel Prize winning economists as well as several world leaders are endorsing a just-published report by the London School of …

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US sets records with number of drone strikes in Afghanistan this year

Reaper Hellfire Drone Afghanistan

The United States has carried out more drone strikes this year in Afghanistan than it has during its eight-year-long air war in Pakistan, launching 447 strikes and killing thousands while also reducing its air surveillance. At a time when the US is transitioning military power to the Afghan government and …

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Carbon tax proven useless against global warming

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For years, global warming advocates have argued that implementing some sort of carbon tax would substantially reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by the heavily industrialized United States. The idea, they say, is that a carbon tax would ultimately lead to fewer harmful, climate-changing emissions because …

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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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Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation

Bhutan agriculture

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic. The tiny Buddhist-majority nation wedged between China and India has an unusual and some say enviable approach to …

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US drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan

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By James Holbrooks On Thursday, the United Nations condemned the killing of at least 15 civilians by a U.S. drone strike in the Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan, and called for an independent investigation to be initiated. From a U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) press release: In the early morning of 28 September, …

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Worldwide protests planned on eve of Bradley Manning trial

Free Bradley Manning

Supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning protest during his scheduled motion hearing, outside the gates of Fort Meade Rallies are planned this weekend in dozens of cities across the globe in support of Private first class Bradley Manning as the former Army intelligence analyst prepares to stand trial for …

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UK government plans to make free speech illegal

David Cameron

A chilling comment by British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests that even people who obey the law won’t be “left alone” by the state if they engage in anything the government deems to be “hate speech,” including “bigotry” and potentially criticism of homosexuality and feminism. Preparing to introduce a new …

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Act of War: Israeli warplanes begin bombing inside Syria

Israeli war planes attacking Syria

Israeli warplanes have struck targets near the international airport in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Israeli and Syrian media says. The reports said the attack happened Wednesday morning. There were no immediate comments from the Syrian government on the issue. In October, the Israeli military launched a number of artillery attacks against Syrian …

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Ukraine ‘ready for attacks inside Russia’

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A Ukrainian lawmaker, who is also the leader of a volunteer battalion, says brigades like his are ready to “intrude” into Russia to carry out attacks on Russian territory. Yuri Bereza, the leader of the Dnepr-1 battalion, made the remarks during a televised interview with a Ukrainian broadcaster. “Today, we …

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Israel used depleted uranium in airstrike on Syria

Israel attacks Syria with depleted uranium

A senior Syrian official says Israel has used depleted uranium in its recent airstrike against the Jamraya Research Center in the outskirts of Damascus. The official, who was present near the attack site on Sunday morning, told Russia Today that Israel used “a new type of weapon” during the airstrike. …

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US Intelligence Director James Clapper lies to congress again

US Intelligence Director James Clapper lies under oath

Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the new Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at Friday’s Senate hearings if Julian Assange …

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Vatican calls for world government and a New World Order

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The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has called for the establishment of World Government and a New World Order. In a speech made at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Monday December 3 2012, the Pope called for the “construction of a world community, with a corresponding authority,” to serve …

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