U.S. Signals Greater Involvement In Saudi-Led War In Yemen
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said last week that the U.S. would increase its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a war that has claimed the lives of 4,000 civilians in two years and drawn international criticism for war crimes committed by the Saudis. As the Trump administration’s foreign policy continues to push the U.S. closer to a new war, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced last week that the U.S. is set to increase support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a war that has drawn international condemnation for the Saudis’ frequent bombings of civilian infrastructure like schools and hospitals.


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Visualizing The Evolution Of The American Economy Over The Past 50 Years
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

The American economy and the industries that power it have experienced fascinating change over the last half century. An interesting way to track that change is by following the largest, most powerful companies in the United States has they make their way up and down the annual Fortune 500 list. Slant Marketing has done just that and compiled their findings into a super interesting interactive that can be seen here.


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Elon Musk Claims Transhuman Neuralink “Next Stage of Human Evolution”
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

More details on Elon Musk’s futuristic Neuralink venture have been revealed in an illustrated blog post, including how the advanced technology could see us communicate wirelessly just by thinking within 10 years.


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DEA Just Admitted To Selling Drugs On Streets – Youth ‘Informants’ Forced To Help
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

The War on Drugs, carried out by the DEA, continues unabated since its establishment in the 1970s during the Nixon administration era. For years, countless arrests have occurred, many of them for victimless crimes involving cannabis. Large sentences are dealt, some carrying hefty jail times.


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Netanyahu’s wife to be indicted over corruption charges
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

Israeli police have moved to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife on allegations of corruption, Israeli broadcaster Channel 10 revealed on Friday. The Israeli channel said that the indictment is related to the case referred to by the media as the prime minister’s real estate on which Sara Netanyahu was investigated over her alleged use of state funds for private spending.


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Bomb attack damages Monsanto research center in Italy
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

Earlier this week, in the middle of Easter night in Olmeneta, Italy, an unknown person attacked the Monsanto Research Center with several “bottle bombs” or Molotov cocktails, small improvised explosive devices. The 16 April assault, apparently a protest against research on genetically modified organisms (GMO), did not injure anyone but firemen worked for hours to stop a blaze set off by one bomb that devastated the cold room where most of the small facility’s experimental seeds are usually stored.


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Prisons Of Pleasure Or Pain: Huxley's 'Brave New World' Vs. Orwell's '1984'
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

Many Americans today would quite possibly consider Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” to be a utopia of sorts with its limitless drugs, guilt-free sex, perpetual entertainment and a genetically engineered society designed for maximum economic efficiency and social harmony. Conversely, most free people today would view Orwell’s “1984” as a dystopian nightmare, and shudder to contemplate the terrifying existence under the iron fist of “Big Brother”; the ubiquitous figurehead of a perfectly totalitarian government.


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Visualizing The Collapse Of The Middle Class In 20 Major U.S. Cities
04/22/2017 09:00 PM

When future historians look back at the beginning of the 21st century, they’ll note that we grappled with many big issues. They’ll write about the battle between nationalism and globalism, soaring global debt, a dysfunctional healthcare system, societal concerns around automation and AI, and pushback on immigration. They will also note the growing number of populist leaders in Western democracies, ranging from Marine Le Pen to Donald Trump.


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North Korea Warns China Of "Catastrophic Consequences" For Siding With U.S.
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

Having repeatedly threatened the annihilation of its neightbor to the south, and most recently warning of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" against the US, one day after it emerged that Pyongyang appeared to have resumed activity at its Punggye-ri Nuclear test site, North Korea asked China not to step up anti-North sanctions, warning of "catastrophic consequences" in their bilateral relations.


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US Army Considering Resurrecting ‘devastating’ Kinetic Weapon that Moves at Three Times the Speed of Sound
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

The US Army has considered arming itself with a ‘devastating’ weapon in a bid to counteract Russia’s nuclear technology.


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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General Motors, and it showed the rising power of artificial intelligence


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Power Outages in San Francisco, New York, and LA
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

There is currently no evidence to suggest that this is more than just a coincidence, despite worries about some sort of cyber attack.


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Death Toll Jumps to 20 in Venezuela Protests
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas, reports AFP. Riot police and pro-government vigilantes fought running battles on the capital's east, west and south sides with protesters demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.


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Thousands Sue Merck for Shingles Vaccine Zostavax “Causing What It’s Supposed to Prevent”
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

Attorney Troy Bouk was recently interviewed by Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to discuss the shingles vaccine Zostavax, the issues related to its effectiveness and the problems that are associated with the product, including the fact that the drugmaker’s vaccine seems to cause the very affliction that it seeks to prevent — and, according to a massive lawsuit, thousands of victims agree.


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'Operation Gotham Shield': US government will 'simulate 10,000-ton nuke blast over New York and New Jersey' next week
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

Operation “Gotham Shield” – a drill testing US government response to a nuclear detonation, commenced on April 18th, and is to run until May 5th. Given the obvious false flag gas attack executed this month in Syria with complicity of the US deep state, any planned “exercise” involving a simulated weapon of mass destruction arouses suspicion and concern.


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American Airlines Employee Suspended After Hitting Mother, Challenging Passenger To A Fight
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

For US airline Public Relations teams, April has been the cruelest month on record. Less than two weeks after a 69-year-old doctor, David Dao, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from a United Airlines plane sparking international outrage and a public relations nightmare for the carrier, it is now American Airlines' turn to be in the spotlight after the airline suspended a male flight attendant when a video emerged showing him challenging a passenger to a fight after allegedly hitting a woman with a stroller during boarding.


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Diet soda can increase risk of dementia and stroke, study finds
04/21/2017 09:00 PM

The quest to trim waistlines using artificial sweeteners could be backfiring, as researchers found artificially sweetened drinks like diet soda can increase a person's likelihood of stroke and dementia. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke found a daily diet soda puts a person at three times the risk of dementia and stroke compared to someone who drinks less than one a week.


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Sen. Paul, Scott Bullock: Civil Forfeiture has Ruined Countless Lives. It’s Long Overdue for Reform
04/20/2017 09:00 PM

Justice Clarence Thomas made headlines last month when he criticized civil forfeiture, a notorious police practice that allows law enforcement to confiscate property, even from people who have never been charged with a crime. “This system,” he wrote, “has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses.”


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Romania to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. to boost defenses
04/20/2017 09:00 PM

NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday


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‘Strategic messaging’ – Russia flies bombers along US coast 4 times in 4 days
04/20/2017 09:00 PM

The two most recent sightings occurred late Wednesday and Thursday, with the first involving two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft and the second involving two Tu-95 nuclear-capable ‘Bear’ bombers. The bombers entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone 700 nautical miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska – significantly farther from the US coastline than the two other encounters that occurred on Monday and Tuesday.


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