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The Doomsday Seed Vault Gets A Fresh Deposit

James Corbett, March 1 2017

But here's the real question that you don't see addressed: What "natural or man-made disasters" does The Crop Trust envision wiping out the genetic heritage of the earth, exactly, and who is "The Crop Trust" anyway?

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The President Gets His False Flag Briefing

James Corbett, February 25 2017

Do you think you get an opinion on this? Do you think I'm here to solicit your suggestions? Oh, that's rich, sir. No, I'm here to let you know some of the options we're considering.

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Blackwater Heads to China

James Corbett, February 22 2017

...it’s hardly surprising that a company chaired by Erik “We Need A New Phoenix Program” “CIA Contractor” “Trump Advisor” Prince is pushing to start a military contracting relationship with a major foreign power.

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Why Governments Are Trying to Clamp Down on Bitcoin

James Corbett, February 18 2017

Bitcoin exchanges will continue under increasingly burdensome regulatory restrictions, but setting up accounts and transacting with others via exchanges will eventually be more time-consuming and annoying than setting up a bank account.

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China Preparing World's First National Digital Currency

James Corbett, February 15 2017

...the rest of the world is not that far behind. They are going to be watching the PBOC's grand experiment very carefully to see how the population goes along with it, or what kind of resistance is offered.

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Pentagon Caught Fudging Airstrike Data

James Corbett, February 11 2017

we must never lose sight of the fact that this argument is not about accounting procedures or statistics or dollars and cents. It is about the blood of innocent men, women and children who are being slaughtered in the name of a false narrative based on lies and perpetuated by liars.

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A Guide to the New Declassified CIA Archive

James Corbett, February 8 2017

here are some interesting documents in here. Nothing earth-shattering, no details about what really happened on 9/11 or anything like that, but some genuinely interesting documents nonetheless.

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Philippines Halts Death Squads on Way to Martial Law

James Corbett, February 4 2017

...here I am in the absurd position of having to actually say that maybe, just maybe, government death squads are a bad idea. Just ask the people of the Philippines.

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Biometric ID Around the World

James Corbett, February 1 2017

President Trump’s new Executive Order on “terrorist” (sic) entry calls on the Department of Homeland Security to “expedite the completion and implementation of a biometric entry-exit tracking system for all travelers to the United States.”

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Dow 20,000: What Does It Mean?

James Corbett, January 28 2017

...don't worry, everyone, the wizards of Wall Street are currently positioning themselves for one last melt-up before the whole thing goes down, so there may yet be time to squeeze another few meaningless points out of this stock market rally.

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Cashless Biometrics and India’s Demonetization Experiment

James Corbett, January 24 2017

...the effort to biometrically register the population and the transition to cashless economy are  intimately related....  the latest word from Davos is India will to skip over card-based cashless payments and go straight to biometric e-payments.

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Chaos Out of Order

James Corbett, January 21 2017

 If this ended up being the year of the first North Korean nuclear attack or the rise of a neo-Communist insurgency in the West or an all-out cyberwar between major powers or a fake alien invasion, who would even be surprised at this point? We've lost our sense of normal. There is only chaos.

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Trading Trump

James Corbett, January 18 2017

So trading the first year of the Trump presidency tends to boil down to this: Do you think Trump can perform the miracle he's promising...? If so, then invest away! If not, then you might have another year or two left before the chickens that were hatched by the Fed in 2008 start coming home to roost.

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Gun Control Is Now A First Amendment Issue

James Corbett, January 14 2017

...the good news is that the era of physible guns is already here, and it has made the Second Amendment debate effectively moot. The bad news is that the era of physible guns is here and it has made gun control into a First Amendment debate. 

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The Continuing Decline of McDonald’s

James Corbett, January 11 2017

... on a positive note, we can take McFatfood’s woes as a sign that, try as they might with their considerable propaganda resources, the corporate chieftains can’t put their egg McMuffin back together again.

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