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Oct 23 08:42

Juicy Month: Arms sales soar amid war against ISIS

It is exactly one month since the US started its bombing campaign on Islamic State in Syria. And it's been quite a profitable operation for the arms industry of course - on the first day 47 Tomahawk missiles worth over 65 million dollars were dropped. One month on and the jihadists are still in place.But the war has produced new contracts for American weapon makers.

Oct 23 08:41

Everyone In America Would Be Better Off If We Soaked The Rich: "While conservatives warn that higher tax rates on the wealthy will hurt so-called “job creators,” economists point out that higher taxes and economic growth can go hand-in-hand."

A 90 percent tax rate on the top 1 percent of American earners wouldn’t just significantly reduce income and wealth inequality and boost government tax revenues. It would also be the optimal level for Americans’ welfare, according to a new paper from economists Fabi

Oct 23 08:41

Fox News Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy with Tinder to "Get" Voting

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, a woman, shared some advice for us feeble-minded young ladies out here: Let's not burden ourselves with voting! After all, we're far too busy swiping for a man on Tinder to cast an educated vote in the midterm elections, or any election for that matter.

Oct 23 08:23

UK police Taser use on rise against mentally ill, minorities

Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into police use of Taser stun guns, after it emerged the weapons were increasingly and disproportionately used against black Londoners and the mentally ill.

On Thursday, May said she wanted to see clear data on the reasons why officers deployed Tasers in specific incidents. The weapons were introduced to UK police forces in 2004.

Oct 23 08:13

UK ‘aid for executions’ in spotlight as Pakistan set to restart hangings

More than a hundred prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests are now facing execution in Pakistan, after a judge scheduled a hanging that would end the country’s 2-year death penalty moratorium.

Oct 23 08:05

NukeMap!

Visualize the effects of a nuclear explosion anywhere on Earth with NukeMap and NukeMap 3D.

Oct 23 08:03

Alan Greenspan Admits The Unthinkable

Oct 23 08:00

Ron Paul: Stock Market Roller Coaster Rides!

Oct 23 07:54

Rhum gas field to resume production after 4-year hiatus

The Rhum gas field, co-owned by British Petroleum (BP) and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), will resume production after a four-year hiatus due to anti-Iran sanctions, a BP spokesman says.

Production at the North Sea gas field was halted back in 2010 under the unilateral illegal sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union (EU) and the US over the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program.

The BP spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the British government has given the green light to the oil group to resume production at the field.

Production from the field, which contributed around 4-5 percent of Britain’s total gas output before its closure, is expected to begin this weekend.

Oct 23 07:52

The Right to Bear Arms vs. The Right to be Hysterical About It

A woman in Rochester, New York recently exercised her Constitutional right to be a jerk.

Kimberly Edson photographed a man who exercised his own Constitutional right - the right to bear arms. She placed the photo on a poster in her front yard, "warning" the other parents: "This man carries a loaded gun around your children every day."

Oct 23 07:50

Earth at risk after cuts close comet-spotting program, scientists warn

The Earth has been left with a huge blind spot for potentially devastating comet strikes after the only dedicated comet-spotting program in the southern hemisphere lost its funding, leading astronomers have warned.

The program, which discovered the Siding Spring comet that narrowly missed Mars on Sunday, was shut down last year after losing funding.

“It’s a real worry,” Bradley Tucker, an astronomer at the Australian National University (ANU) and University of California Berkeley, told Guardian Australia.

“There could be something hurtling towards us right now and we wouldn’t know about it.”

Oct 23 07:49

Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday.

Oct 23 07:47

MH17: The Untold Story

Three months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was violently brought down from the skies over Ukraine, there are still no definitive answers to what caused the tragedy. Civil conflict in the area prevented international experts from conducting a full and thorough investigation. The wreckage should have been collected and scrupulously re-assembled to identify all the damage, but this standard investigative procedure was never carried out. Until that’s done, evidence can only be gleaned from pictures of the debris, the flight recorders or black boxes and eye-witnesses’ testimonies. This may be enough to help build a picture of what really happened to the aircraft, whether a rocket fired from the ground or gunfire from a military jet.

Oct 23 07:46

Soft Drink Consumption Will Age You As Fast As Smoking - 10 Reasons To Avoid Them

The study revealed that telomeres -- the protective units of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes in cells -- were shorter in the white blood cells of survey participants who reported drinking more soda. The findings were reported in the American Journal of Public Health

The length of telomeres within white blood cells -- where it can most easily be measured -- has previously been associated with human lifespan. Short telomeres also have been associated with the development of chronic diseases of aging, including heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

"Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas might influence disease development, not only by straining the body's metabolic control of sugars, but also through accelerated cellular aging of tissues," said senior study author Elissa Epel, professor of psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Oct 23 07:42

‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings

Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’ – it helps them do their job. And we are picking up their dehumanising euphemisms

Oct 23 07:36

Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?

It features a radical design and next-gen gear. But the U.S. Navy’s most advanced ship may have a wee problem: it just might fall into the sea.

Oct 23 07:29

China Poised to Launch Next Moon Mission Today

Oct 23 07:25

Rush Limbaugh is America’s least-trusted news source

Thirty-nine percent of Americans say they don't trust Rush Limbaugh when it comes to news about government and politics, giving the radio personality the highest untrustworthiness rating of 36 news sources included in a recent Pew Research Center Study. Americans overall are three times more likely to say they distrust Limbaugh than to say they trust him.

Oct 23 07:23

Good News: Blushwood Berries Kill Cancer in 75% of Cases, Big Pharma Tackles Patent

As usual, the findings of scientists observing Mother Nature are used to serve biotech companies and pharmaceutical companies. Instead of running expensive drug trials, why are the fruits simply not grown around the world to be available to the masses for real cancer treating? You know why.

In the book Medical Mafia, How to Get Out of It Alive and Take Back Our Health, author Guylaine Lanctot explains the underbelly of the medical system. In short – it’s profit over people.

So, as usual, corporations like Kellogg’s are happy to wipe out millions of hectares of rainforest, eliminating gems like the Blushwood tree in the process, and then Big Pharma companies along with Biotech swoop in to make their bucks off of whatever latest ecological treasure they can research and patent. Without respect for this planet, those treasures will all soon disappear.

Oct 23 07:21

MH17: The Untold Story

Oct 23 07:20

Have Bill Gates and his eugenicist foundation’s crimes against humanity finally caught up with him? If the Supreme Court of India has anything to say about it, he will face the ramifications of poisoning millions of Indian children with vaccines.

Have Bill Gates and his eugenicist foundation’s crimes against humanity finally caught up with him? If the Supreme Court of India has anything to say about it, he will face the ramifications of poisoning millions of Indian children with vaccines.

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