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Fear Porn

August 1st, 2015
By Bob Rinear

Every single day you hear about how we’re becoming more and more “connected”. The new slogan is the “internet of everything”. ... but the “right” people wanted to cause havoc, they could. But that’s just the physical stuff. Cutti...

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Cue the Robot Takeover

July 29th, 2015
By James Corbett

In order to confront this pending apocalypse, the fearless men and women at the FLI have bravely stepped up to the plate and...written a polite letter to ask governments to think twice before developing these really effective, well-nigh unstoppable super weapons (pretty please...

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Fake Numbers From China

July 25th, 2015
By James Corbett

... perhaps most revealing of all are the startling new estimates of capital outflow that show that China is hemorrhaging capital at an unprecedented rate and selling its US treasuries at an equally furious pace to buoy up the yuan.

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The Decline of US Power

July 22nd, 2015
By Nick Bryant

Polls regularly show...

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10 Very Strange Things That Just Happened

July 11th, 2015
By Michael Snyder

 And if I am right, what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg.  The following are 10 very strange things that have happened in just the past few weeks…

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The Greek Drama

July 8th, 2015
By James Corbett

  Tragedy? Farce? Bleak tale with a light at the end of the tunnel? It’s too early to know. But get your popcorn ready, because no matter how it plays out this tale is one that will be well worth watching.

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Chinese Government Manipulations Behind Stock Market Crisis

July 4th, 2015
By James Corbett

...the popping of the Chinese stock bubble is not just about a plummet in the stock market. The real key to understanding what has taken place in China is often named but seldom explained: shadow banking.

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Banks Close as Greeks Brace for Onslaught

July 1st, 2015
By James Corbett

As of press time, Greece was still insisting they would not make their scheduled 1.6 billion euro payment to the IMF. Assuming the payment does not go through, what will happen?

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Are the Iranian Nuclear Negotiations Breaking Down

June 27th, 2015
By James Corbett

Since they can't find any evidence that Iran has actually engaged in any nuclear weapons program activities, they are instead using the "we can't prove they haven't, either" tactic to demand unprecedented levels of access to Iran's nuclear facilities...

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Signs Of Financial Turmoil In Europe China And The United States

June 24th, 2015
By Michael Snyder

...if there is no debt deal by the end of this month, the Greek debt crisis is going to totally spin out of control and financial chaos will begin to erupt all over Europe. 

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Fed Court Loss Changes Absolutely Nothing

June 20th, 2015
By James Corbett

The Fed came in and gave AIG an emergency loan it (literally) couldn't refuse, took it over and began running the company completely illegally and in violation of the constitution.

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The Dog Days of Economic Summer

June 17th, 2015
By James Corbett

It's a strange time right now. On the one hand there is such a sense of calm in the mainstream financial world. And on the other there is a seething, writhing pot of tension boiling away behind the scenes.

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China the IMF and the Coming Global Currency

June 13th, 2015
By James Corbett

But what is the SDR? And why is it important? Why does China want it to act as a super-sovereign reserve currency? And what does that even mean?

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Crisis Opportunity in Greece and everywhere else

June 10th, 2015
By James Corbett

...it's difficult to think of a major area of the economy that has not been supplemented by volunteer networks, community organizations, complementary currencies and other resourceful answers to the question of how the people can take care of themselves in the absence of a sol...

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4 Signs That the World is Not on the Brink of Disaster

June 6th, 2015
By James Corbett

 It's a point that's been made many, many times before, but it's no less valid: there are many of us. There are very few of "them." The power to transform this world still rests primarily in our hands...

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The Curious Case of the JPMorgan Suicides

June 3rd, 2015
By James Corbett

Could this be, as the Daily Mail and its ilk are all too keen to suggest, simply a case of overworked young investment bankers choosing the easy way out? It’s a possibility. But could it be something much more sinister?

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5 Signs That the World is on the Brink of Disaster

May 30th, 2015
By James Corbett

 The world situation is grim at the moment; no one can deny that. But there are plenty of hopeful developments that show the future is not written in stone and there are things that we can do to turn things around.

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DNA Shaming Is Coming

May 27th, 2015
By James Corbett

Given that the genie is out of the bottle on these technologies, it would be naive to believe that it will go away.

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How to Become a Bajillionaire

May 23rd, 2015
By James Corbett

...the best part of having a family foundation? All your family, friends, associates and contacts get a chance to dip their snoot into the trough of filthy, filthy conflict-of-interest lucre, too!

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Google Devising Method to Rank Websites by Truthfulness

May 20th, 2015
By James Corbett

...even if Google does launch such a system, it is doomed to failure. The internet is one of the last, best bastions of the free market in action that we have in our stultified, regulated, controlled, manipulated economy.

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The Truth About the Seymour Hersh Osama Story

May 16th, 2015
By James Corbett

So why is this important? As I've pointed out in these pages before, in recent years we have witnessed the beginnings of a rift in the the US-Saudi relationship.

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