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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

Nick Xenophon

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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Mobile phones can cause brain tumours, court rules

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A landmark court case has ruled there is a link between using a mobile phone and brain tumours, paving the way for a flood of legal actions. Innocente Marcolini, 60, an Italian businessman, fell ill after using a handset at work for up to six hours every day for 12 …

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Russian troops to train on American soil

The US has confirmed that Russian troops will carry out joint anti-terror drills on American soil in May. Reports of the unprecedented initiative had triggered hysteria in American public debate, with claims of the US fraternizing with “the enemy.” Commander Wendy L. Snyder, US Defense Press Officer for policy told …

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Enemy inside the gates: Syria’s main foe is ‘foreign-sponsored terrorists’

Bashar al Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad is not caught in a traditional civil war, but is rather struggling against an extra-state-sponsored war of terrorism to bring down his government, according to Russian experts. Today, Western countries are implementing the primitive tool of ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ to influence the internal situation in foreign countries, …

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