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Peter Thiel: The age of Apple is over

Age of Apple is over Peter Thiel

Arguably the most desired smartphone in the world, Apple’s iPhone, is losing popularity, says PayPal co-founder and first Facebook investor Peter Thiel. When asked if “the age of Apple is over” by The New York Times, Thiel answered: “Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It’s not …

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Audit the Fed bill passed by House panel

Audit the Fed bill Ron Paul

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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Scientists offer quantum theory of soul’s existence

quantum soul

A pair of world-renowned quantum scientists say they can prove the existence of the soul. American Dr Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose developed a quantum theory of consciousness asserting that our souls are contained inside structures called microtubules which live within our brain cells. Their idea stems …

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Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent

Ethiopian Jews

Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent. The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, …

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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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Public U.S. gold audit petition hits White House website

Gold audit federal reserve

The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) and other advocates–who argue the quantity of gold held by the world’s central banks, international bullion banks, and future exchanges is overstated–are backing a petition demanding an assayed public audit of the U.S. gold reserve, published Wednesday on the White House petitions website. The …

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Public support for Queen on the wane

Recent opinion polls have revealed that the public support for the British monarchy is on the wane, as fewer people believe Britain will be worse off without the Queen. New polls conducted by ICM revealed that there was a sharp decline in the number of people thinking the UK would …

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Iran to dump US dollar in oil trade, settle in euro instead

US dollar dumped oil trade

Iran wants post-sanctions’ oil contracts denominated in dollars and have buyers pay in euros, Reuters reported. Tehran is also keen to receive money owed to it since the pre-sanctions days in the European currency. The country’s crude deliveries are to be restored soon, with companies such as the French giant …

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The real Iran

Many people have posted pictures of Iran to “dispel the myth” that Iran is a backwards country with people who need to be “liberated”. They then proceed to perpetuate that myth with pictures of goats and barns and other B.S. I won’t do that here. The fact of the matter is …

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The US military wants to ‘microchip’ troops

DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing illness and disease, the two causes of most troops medical evacuations. What seems like a …

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Aussie, aussie, aussie! Drone, drone, drone!!

drone australia war on terror spy

Didn’t they recently announce the war on terror is over? So why are they still going all out with drones, naked body scanners at airports, TSA all over America groping people, more wars overseas, hiring mercenaries to conduct missions in foreign nations, funding proxy terror groups, draconian laws, internet control, …

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Insurance companies stock prices soar on launch of Obamacare

Obamacare

It turns out that forcing millions of Americans to buy health insurance is quite profitable for the giant health insurance companies that helped write Obamacare – health insurance providers across the board saw their stock prices soar today. On the first day that new insurance exchanges were made available to …

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‘Off switch’ for pain discovered in the brain

Scans of brain

A breakthrough means to ease pain for millions of patients has been discovered by US researchers – and it’s right inside our body. Scientists at St. Louis University, Missouri, blocked a pain pathway in rodents using a receptor called A3, which is located in rats’ brains and spinal cords, and …

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CNBC viewership drops to 21 year lows

CNBC

It’s over: whether due to the complete domination of centrally-planned markets by a few central banks, whether as a result of HFTs forcing out all human traders and investors. Whether due to volatility plunging to record lows and complacency at record highs, whether viewers simply aren’t impressed by the new young, …

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Ron Paul: “Why I didn’t run as an independent”

Many have wondered if Ron Paul would have run as an independent. Here is his answer: “[I didn’t consider running as an independent because] it is absolutely not practical. This would have been a good year to have an alternative and you can’t get much of a showing either on …

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Israel discovers enormous oil deposit in occupied Golan Heights, Syria

Israel Golan Heights Syria

Editor’s note: Genie Energy which is also exploiting oil from Syria’s Golan Heights has strategic members on the board including former Vice President Dick Cheney, Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. Israeli oil prospectors have discovered a large oil deposit in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory which it has occupied …

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NASA’s Curiosity rover finds more strange bright objects on Mars

Mars rover sample

NASA’s Curiosity rover took three scoops from a small Martian sand dune and found several bright particles in the soil. Scientists think these are unrelated to the odd bright object that Curiosity saw last week, which turned out to be plastic that fell from the probe, and are probably indigenous Martian mineral flecks. …

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