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Dec 29 03:26

Euro wobbles before Athens vote, Greek shares tumble

European shares reflected the uncertainty as stocks in Athens plunged almost 8 percent in early trading and the euro nudged back towards a more than two-year low against the dollar.

Dec 29 03:22

Magic Growth Numbers From The Government

With 30% of 30-year old Americans and almost 50% of 25-year olds living with parents, with debt-based derivative instruments impacted by falling oil and industrial commodity prices, with the likelihood that the US and EU economic attack on Russia will fail and perhaps produce retaliatory measures that could bring down the European banking system, look for 2015 to be the year that Washington will cease to get away with its economic lies.

Dec 29 03:17

NATO in Ukraine Means Asking for War with Russia

This can't be allowed to happen. The risks for the planet are too great.

Dec 29 03:13

The militarist agenda behind Washington’s confrontation with North Korea

There is nothing “proportionate” in the US response to Pyongyang’s alleged hacking of Sony. The New York Times reported on December 20 that Obama had instructed the US military’s Cyber Command to devise “a range of offensive options” that could be used against North Korea, in addition to possible further sanctions, including measures aimed at isolating the country from the global financial system.

Dec 29 03:08

China to start payments with Russia in national currencies on December 29

China will start swaps and forwards between the yuan and the national currencies of Russia, Malaysia and New Zealand on December 29, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) reported Friday.

Dec 28 21:05

History's Most Guarded Secrets Were Once Protected By These 17 Famous Locks

When it comes to hidden treasures, most people don't care about the chest or lock. But, sometimes, these items are almost as impressive as the treasure itself. These incredible locks were used throughout history to guard some of the deepest secrets, treasures, or unseen horrors. In fact, much is written about the objects protected by the locks. However, little has been mentioned about the locks themselves. After one look at these 17 antique locks, you have to wonder which is the real treasure: what the lock protects, or the lock itself?

Dec 28 20:48

New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier

A new route to Mars could make manned missions much cheaper, easier and more frequent, researchers say.

Getting spacecraft to Mars is quite a hassle and transportation costs can soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Now new research lays out a smoother, safer way to achieve Martian orbit.

Dec 28 20:43

15 Terrible Things That Happen When You Eat Too Much Sugar

Even one pack of M&M's may be more than you should eat in a day, newly drafted guidelines from the World Health Organization suggest.
The WHO used to recommend that you get no more than 10% of your daily calories from sugar, but now they're considering lowering that to 5%. For an average, healthy adult, that would mean 25 grams, or about six teaspoons of sugar per day.

Dec 28 19:29

The Engineering of Global Public Goods

No analysis of the current macroeconomic and geopolitical situation in the world can be thoroughly complete without considering the role of Global Public Goods, or GPG. In contrast, private goods are considered to be produce, bread, televisions, etc.., items that are purchased individually for the enjoyment and consumption of the individual solely. As opposed to Global Public Goods, there are “local” public goods, such as police departments, health services, fire and hazardous response departments, and public utilities, such as water, electricity, and natural gas. An argument can be made for the determination of “national” public goods, such as the RCMP here in Canada, or the FBI in America, and even the national banking sector as represented by each nations central bank.

Dec 28 18:55

Massive 5,000-year-old underground city uncovered in Cappadocia, Turkey

The region of Cappadocia in central Turkey is home to one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – deep valleys and soaring rock formations dotted with homes, chapels, tombs, temples and entire subterranean cities harmoniously carved into the natural landforms. Cities, empires and religions have risen and fallen around these unique underground havens, and yet it seems they still hold a few more secrets. Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered another massive underground city in Cappadocia, consisting of at least 7 kilometers (3.5 miles) of tunnels, hidden churches, and escape galleries dating back around 5,000 years.

Dec 28 18:02

The 6-Step Process to Dispose of the Poor Half of America

strip them, bleed them, starve them, freeze them, criminalize them, make them non-people

Dec 28 16:40

Al-Qaeda calls for ‘targeting of Western commercial airliners’

Could this Al-Qaeda-backed publication, propaganda, intertwine with the missing airliners from both Indonesia and Malaysia?

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