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A Beginner Guide to Monetary Reform

James Corbett, June 18 2016

From mutual credit systems to time banking to private currencies and social currencies, there are no shortage of ideas for how to transition off of the current system in a gradual manner while increasing and facilitating local trade.

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Banksters Threaten Brits Over Brexit

James Corbett, June 15 2016

Well why would we expect anything different this time around? The banksters want Britain in the EU and they're not afraid to hold a gun to the head of the global economy in order to get their way.

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Eggs Cholesterol and the Tyranny of Experts

James Corbett, June 11 2016

Even heart surgeons can be wrong about nutrition. And this particular surgeon was evidently wrong about the dangers of egg yolks...or at least badly misinformed.

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Khomeni Had A Secret Channel With The US

James Corbett, June 8 2016

The US has until now never formally admitted to being in contact with Khomeini prior to the revolution. The messages are in direct contradiction to the Iranian government’s official story that Khomeini had to fight a hostile American government at every step...

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Jobs Go Off The Cliff As Suicides and Violence Piles Up

James Corbett, June 5 2016

... there are a number of economic, social and political factors that have brought us here, toward a cycle of violence that seems unlikely to stop no matter what way America votes in November.

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200 Former Israeli Security Officials Push Palestinian Peace Plan

James Corbett, June 1 2016

While long-time observers of the region can be forgiven for not holding their breath... it still offers an interesting insight into a growing rift between the politicians and the military they command that may have greater consequences in the future.

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Confronting the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity

James Corbett, May 28 2016

For me, the real danger is in assuming there is an objective viewpoint behind these fundamentally subjective editorial decisions, or even that such a viewpoint is a type of unattainable goal that is still worth striving for.

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LEGO Hits the Jackpot

James Corbett, May 25 2016

I'm not afraid that my son will be lured over to the dark side by violent toys. But I do worry that a constant influx of police-state centered or militaristic entertainment will make him think that mobile police units and surveillance helicopters are normal parts of the landscape.

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Obama in Hiroshima

James Corbett, May 21 2016

... lest we forget, for every Hiroshima and Nagasaki there is a firebombing of Tokyo or Dresden. It is not a question of the valiant, virtuous and spotless Allies against the unmitigated evil of the Axis as the comic book version of history written by the winners would tell us.

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NATO Frets Over Libyan ISIS Problem That It Created

James Corbett, May 19 2016

This farce is illustrative of the utter breakdown of Libya as a whole. Any pretence that Libya cohered as a single country was shattered along with the government that was bombed off the face of the earth in 2011.

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Count Your Blessings

James Corbett, May 10 2016

...it would be borderline insane to be consciously thankful for everything that's good in your life at all times. But all too often we run the risk of the exact opposite insanity: dwelling only on our problems and focusing only on the things we hate.

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Going Going Gold

Alfred Adask, May 4 2016

Again, it's too early to say for sure, but it certainly looks as if the price of gold has hit a turning point that augurs well for rising prices for the balance of 2016.

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Hastert Goes to Jail

James Corbett, April 30 2016

This type of miraculous narrative of how a child abuser suddenly became a good man once getting into office would be bad enough if the media was reporting in good faith and didn't have any information on his nefarious activities in office.

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Oil Bloodbath

James Corbett, April 27 2016

But it's not just the big name oil producers that are feeling the pinch. The next phase of the oil glut and crash is being felt by the petroleum engineers who were enticed by the promise of the $100000+ starting salaries that were attainable just a few years ago.

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How to Lose 9 Billion

James Corbett, April 23 2016

Given Theranos' board, it isn't difficult to determine that securing contracts with the DoD has been a part of their business plan for some time. It's also not hard to see why military contracts are such a plum prize for a medical technology company with questionable products.

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