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Rand Paul launches campaign to end the TSA

TSA fly with dignity

Senator Rand Paul has issued a press release in which he vows to lead the charge to “end the TSA” and put a stop to the needless and humiliating groping of toddlers and grandmothers. Earlier this year, Paul was detained by the TSA after refusing to submit to an invasive pat down …

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US Navy to deploy laser weapon in two years

Laser weapons

The US Navy’s research office expects that ship-based laser weapons will be ready for deployment in two years, which is two years ahead of previous estimates. But this futuristic weaponry may face setbacks in the form of looming budget cuts. “We’re well past physics,” Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, the chief of …

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Brazilian newspapers give ‘freeloader’ Google News the boot

Google

Over 100 of Brazil’s main newspapers have blocked internet giant Google’s news service from using their content. They say Google News has actually reduced their site traffic and benefits commercially from material it has refused to pay for. The 154 publications that make up Brazil’s National Association of Newspapers, known …

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Responding to The UK’s Mental Health Crisis

A series of reports from various government agencies over the last few years have begun explicitly referring to the situation regarding our nation’s mental health as ‘a crisis’ for the first time. Concerns about the quality of, and access to, mental health care has been an issue for some time, …

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Warren Buffett vs his gold bug father Howard Buffett

Warren Buffett gold derivatives

By Filip Karinja Warren Buffett’s distaste for gold is well known and promoted in the mainstream media. One thing that’s not well known or promoted is that Buffet’s father, Howard Buffett, a four-term Republican Congressman, believed in the role of gold as money and was a huge advocate for the gold …

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Pry yourself from the couch: Four great AR games

It wouldn’t be unfair to humankind to mention that as the world becomes more accessible, as supermarkets begin to offer delivery, and more sports lose the battle against the PlayStation, the occasions we spend in the sun are increasingly few and far between. We’ve even turned competitive gaming into both a …

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Aspartame-cancer link exposed: Increasing your cancer risk

diet soda aspartame

There have been several studies over the years that established a link between aspartame consumption and cancer risk. But, these studies were frequently criticized as being too small, only capturing a short period of time, and otherwise not living up to strict scientific standards. A new study, however, addresses these concerns and …

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Brexit-proof your savings with a stocks and shares ISA

ISA Brexit

Whether you are for or against it, Brexit poses uncertainty regarding what the effects will be on the UK economy and the wealth of the individual. Will Theresa May continue with her hard Brexit approach if the conservatives win the general election, or will a surprise result mean we go …

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Russia sending warships to Syria

On Friday, the Russian General Staff announced it will send warships from the Black Sea Fleet to the Syrian coast. The deployment will protect the Russian logistics base in Tartus, Syria. Russia has historically maintained a strong bilateral relationship with Syria. Its only Mediterranean naval base for the Black Sea …

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Facebook is increasingly censoring alternative media

Facebook

In an apparent example of Facebook censorship, multiple users of the social media site reported they were unable to share YouTube videos by Infowars and other alternative media outlets during the past day. When attempting to share videos by Infowars and by social commentators E.T. Williams and Mark Dice, Facebook users …

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Mining company to pay dividends in physical gold

dividends gold Resolute mining

By Filip Karinja In a world first, shareholders of ASX listed Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) can receive dividend payments in the form of gold bullion. The gold miner announced it would resume dividend payments for the 2016 financial year at $0.017 per share under the new gold sales-linked dividend policy. The dividend payments …

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Anti-Austerity Anger: Greeks take to streets

Greece police protest

Thousands have taken to the streets throughout Greece to protest the drastic budget cuts proposed by the government. Minor scuffles with riot police took place in Thessaloniki after some youths set rubbish on fire and burned an EU flag. In Athens some 2,000 pensioners marched through the city to protest …

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British intelligence service hiring Xbox gamers to spy for them

Guy playing Xbox Controller

British government is hiring talented Xbox generation teenage gamers to form the backbone of country’s future cyber security service. Higher education is not necessary: apprentices will get advanced resident cyber warfare training. Speaking at Britain’s WWII code-breaking headquarters at Bletchley Park on Thursday, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced the recruitment …

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Mobile Technology of the Future | What Tomorrow Holds

Mobile technology timeline

What the Future of Mobile Technology Holds Technology flies along at a breakneck pace, so much so that it almost defies belief. When you compare computers of ten years ago to the super computers of today it’s easy to see how, in the last decade, technological advancements have simply exploded. …

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Reddit censoring words like: NSA, Tesla, Bitcoin, net neutrality

Reddit censorship

Say what you want about Reddit‘s r/technology, one of its most popular forums. Just don’t say “NSA,” “net neutrality,” “Comcast,” “Bitcoin,” or any of the roughly 50 other words that will secretly get your post deleted. There’s a bot in r/technology, ready to delete any so-called controversial headline you try …

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IRS admits targeting patriot groups

We The People

On Friday, the IRS apologized for singling out conservative groups, especially organizations that had “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names, for additional reviews during the 2012 election. According to the Associated Press, Lois Lerner, who “heads the IRS unit that overseas tax-exempt groups,” said such groups were targeted and …

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Deadly virus leaked from US lab in Ukraine: 20 dead, 200 injured

Virus biological weapons Ukraine Donbass

Chemical, biological and radiological warfare is a longstanding US practice, used in direct and proxy wars, Syrians and Yemenis notably affected. On January 22, the Donbass International News Agency (DINA) headlined “Deadly virus leaked from US laboratory – DPR Army and Intelligence,” saying: “More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died and over …

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Ridiculous study claims organic food same as conventional (Video)

The latest study to demonize foods free of GMO ingredients and mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup ultimately once again fails to accurately address key aspects of the conventional verses organic debate and even falls short of properly addressing the limited scope of concerns it does attempt to analyze. You can see even from the …

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