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Ron Paul: End the CIA!

Former congressman Ron Paul advocates for abolishing the United States Central Intelligence Agency in a new op-ed where he condemns the CIA and its controversial enhanced interrogation practices. On Sunday, the retired Texas lawmaker wrote on the website for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity that “CIA covert actions …

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NSA stores data to target any citizen at any time – Greenwald

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[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9hh8vm4qAk[/youtube]   The current revelations on the NSA’s spying are just the tip of the iceberg and affect “almost every country in the world,” said Glenn Greenwald. He stressed the NSA stores data for “as long as it can,” so they can target a citizen whenever they want. …

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China moves one step closer to replacing the dollar

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The rise of China on the global economic stage got another boost this week. While discussing the potential that the Chinese renminbi (also known as the yuan) will be added to the IMF’s Special Drawing Right (SDR) basket of currencies, Christine Lagarde, the chief of the …

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Poll: 47% of unemployed have ‘completely given up’ looking for a job

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A new poll suggests that finding employment, particularly for the long-term unemployed, continues to be a struggle for Americans. The poll, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals, asked questions of 1,500 unemployed adult Americans last month. “This survey shows that millions of Americans are at risk …

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Social Costs of Online Gambling from an Economic Perspective

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Over the years, a number of studies have been conducted regarding online gambling in other to figure out how it affects economy and society in general. Some of the main costs identified by the different studies on the social front include: Increased cost of social service Psychological illnesses Suicide Bankruptcy …

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Busting Myths About Playing Online Casinos With Live Dealers

If you have for once sat in front of a television set, you also must have noticed the unstoppable popularity of online gaming websites and casinos for the years past. Either would you barely complete a browsing section online without coming across a casino advert that promises you great fortunes …

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Scientists planning to build Nikola Tesla’s free energy tower

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Two Russian physicists are fundraising to realize their project for wireless energy transmission once proposed by brilliant 20th-century scientist Nikola Tesla. Solar panels and an upgraded Tesla Tower could solve global energy hunger, they say. Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, claim they …

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Ron Paul: America has already gone over the fiscal cliff

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US President Barack Obama demanded from Congress immediate action to prevent America from falling of a so-called fiscal cliff, but Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says it might be too late to keep the country afloat. Speaking with Bloomberg Television on Thursday, the lawmaker who ran against Pres. Obama during the …

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Australian government withheld knowledge of Prism program

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The Australian government was aware of the US National Security Agency’s top-secret Prism program at least two months before the Guardian revealed its existence to the world. A freedom of information request by the ABC has confirmed officials in the Attorney General’s Department prepared a secret briefing for the minister on Prism in March 2013, more than …

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Yahoo gets hacked, 1 billion user account details stolen

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Yahoo has suffered another hack. The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct from the theft of data from 500 million accounts that Yahoo reported this September. Troublingly, Yahoo’s …

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3 companies using GMOs in baby formula

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It seems with the many reports of birth defects, organ failure, cancer, and other unsavory health conditions associated with GMO consumption, we should limit the use of GMO in baby products. After all, babies are very sensitive to the foods they consume, and we already know that pesticides found in mother’s milk can be damaging. …

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WikiLeaks exposes CIA meddling in French 2012 presidential election

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In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has released three classified CIA “tasking orders” revealing details of a seven-month long spying campaign and involvement by the agency ahead of the 2012 French presidential election. …

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Lunar ‘space elevator’ may be built by 2020

US firm announced an ambitious project to build a lunar space elevator that could transport both robots and humans using an existing technology, in less than a decade. Fundraising efforts are already underway. Firm’s founder and former NASA researcher Michael Laine stated that LiftPort Group is capable of building a …

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Potentially habitable planet discovered

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Astronomers have discovered that the closest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, is orbited by five planets, one of which is in the “habitable range”. If its existence is confirmed, the planet could be the closest potentially life-harboring world to our own. Tau Ceti, twelve light years away, belongs to the same …

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Iran accuses U.S. of using weather weapons

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On Monday Iran accused the United States and the West of using technology to wage a “soft war” against the Islamic country. Iran is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years. “I am suspicious about the drought in the southern part of the country,” said the head of Iran’s cultural …

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Saudi and US backed coalition bombs center for the blind in Yemen

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The new year seems to have brought little change for civilians living under bombs in Yemen. Early Tuesday morning, missiles reportedly fired by aircraft supporting the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition damaged a center for the blind in the capital city of Sanaa, as well as the city’s chamber of commerce, a …

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