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Jul 10th, 2012 by oleoleolanda last post
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WikiLeaks to release two million ‘embarrassing’ hacked Syrian government emails
WikiLeaks to release two million ‘embarrassing’ hacked Syrian government emails LONDON — The WikiLeaks website said on Thursday it had begun publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian government officials that would embarrass not only... (by mentalfloss)
Jul 9th, 2012 by Just the Facts last post
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'They hate our policies, not our freedom'
Late on the Wednesday afternoon before the Thanksgiving holiday, the US Defense Department confirmed the contents of a report by the Defense Science Board that is highly critical of the administration's efforts in the war on terror and in the wars in Iraq... (by Logic 7)
Jul 5th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Fukushima Nuke Corp. and Gov't blamed as cause of disaster
Probe says Fukushima disaster ‘man-made,’ as nuclear power returns to Japan Nuclear power returned to Japan’s energy mix for the first time in two months Thursday, hours before a parliamentary panel blamed the government’s cozy relations with the... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 27th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Global report claims war on drugs is driving spread of HIV
Global report claims war on drugs is driving spread of HIV Canada must embrace a public health approach to drug addiction rather than treating it as a criminal justice issue in order to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS among drug users, says a Canadian... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 26th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Hezbollah Joins the W.H. in Congratulating Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President
The Shiite jihadist organization that serves as Irans forward militia, issued a statement congratulating the Egyptian people and their new Islamic supremacist president, Mohammed Morsi, on their historical achievement, adding, The movement praises... (by Locutus)
Jun 26th, 2012 by The Old Medic last post
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Putin praises Mahmoud Abbas for responsible position on Israel
Putin praises Palestinian PM Mahmoud Abbas for ‘responsible’ position on Israel Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his Palestinian counterpart Tuesday for... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 25th, 2012 by Redmonton_Rebel last post
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Climate change activists scale the gates of Buckingham Palace
Climate change activists scale the gates of Buckingham Palace LONDON Four climate change activists scaled gates at Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace home on Saturday and locked themselves to railings in a protest demanding more urgent action to... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 25th, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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Enoch Powell Vindicated.
A prophet yet an outcast: 100 years after his birth Enoch Powell has been vindicated on a host of crucial issues When most people hear the words Enoch Powell they think of the phrase rivers of blood. It was Powells misfortune partly... (by Locutus)
Jun 22nd, 2012 by china last post
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probable future of Central Europe !
3:18 systems limiting human freedom and destroying economy. ... No XSendil ... Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Polish-Ukrainian Polish-Belarussian ... by NoXSendil | ... (by china)
Jun 22nd, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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The fundamental human right of self determination...
Ok, to avoid hijacking the other thread any further, and the joy I derive from embarrassing blowhard frauds, lets get this over with here. 1, The requirements of fundamental right of self determination found their origins in Article 22, of the Covenant... (by CDNBear)
Jun 19th, 2012 by Walter last post
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Club of Rome sees 2 degrees Celsius rise in 40 years.
And much grief to accompany it! (Reuters) - Rising carbon dioxide emissions will cause a global average temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius by 2052 and a 2.8 degree rise by 2080, as governments and markets are unlikely to do enough against... (by Cabbagesandking)
Jun 18th, 2012 by Kakato last post
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No Fraccing way
Exxon just announced it is pulling all its resources out of Poland. Poland had much hyped "massive shale gas reserves". Poland also needed to move away from (A) its dependance on dirty coal and (B)it's dependance on pipelined Russian gas. The... (by Trex)
Jun 18th, 2012 by captain morgan last post
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Greek Socialists say voters face euro or default, mass poverty in Sunday election
Greek Socialists say voters face euro or default, mass poverty in Sunday election ATHENS, Greece - Greece's Socialist leader warned that the country faces default and mass poverty if voters backs anti-bailout parties in the upcoming general election.... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 13th, 2012 by Blackleaf last post
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HMS Dauntless delivering banana bread
Just a pre-planned neighborly visit, almost. ... (by Locutus)
Jun 11th, 2012 by Niflmir last post
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Government Size and Growth: A Survey and Interpretation of the Evidence
Abstract: The literature on the relationship between the size of government and economic growth is full of seemingly contradictory findings. This conflict is largely explained by variations in definitions and the countries studied. An... (by Locutus)
Jun 11th, 2012 by captain morgan last post
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Russian Shuttlecock Machine Gun
In an attempt to do away with rubber bullets and other more lethal form of riot control the Russians have developed a riot control gun that fires shuttlecocks at a rate of one shot per second with 300 atmosphers of force. Apparently that is hard enough... (by Bar Sinister)
Jun 11th, 2012 by lone wolf last post
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Greek, right-wing member suing after smacking communist on TV
Greek extremist right-wing party spokesman who slapped communist candidate on live TV sues The spokesman of Greece’s extreme-right Golden Dawn party, who caused uproar last week by hitting one... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 9th, 2012 by petros last post
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Iceland Looks to Chinese Teat for Salvation
It had to happen-first the loonie plan now this Chinese tycoon plans huge Iceland tourism resort A Chinese businessman has been given initial approval to rent a plot of land in Iceland and develop it into a vast tourism and nature retreat. Huang... (by bill barilko)
Jun 3rd, 2012 by jariax last post
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Iranian defectors: Khamenei said anti-nuke ‘fatwa’ won’t matter
A group of defectors from Iran has cautioned that Iranian authorities believe the West has been lulled into a false sense of security by a fatwa a pronouncement of Muslim law by Irans supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has said that a... (by Locutus)
Jun 1st, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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UN tourism body disputes Canada’s reason for quitting
Image courtesy of Globe and Mail UN tourism body disputes Canada’s reason for quitting Canada is withdrawing from the United Nations World Tourism Office, a move... (by mentalfloss)
May 28th, 2012 by Cliffy last post
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Two Monks Self-Immolate in Tibetan Capital
Two Monks Self-Immolate in Tibetan Capital BEIJING — Two men set fire to themselves Sunday outside the holiest temple of Tibetan Buddhism in the center of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, and one died, according to Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency.... (by mentalfloss)
May 24th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Euro Recovers From 22-Month Low
Euro Recovers From 22-Month Low LONDON—Choppy trading in the euro prevailed during the European session Thursday as the currency tumbled to a 22-month low against the dollar before reversing course to regain almost all its losses for the day. ... (by mentalfloss)
May 18th, 2012 by SLM last post
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Chicago braces for NATO ... and Occupy
Chicago braces for NATO ... and Occupy CHICAGO — With world leaders set to arrive in Chicago this weekend for a long-planned summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, reinvigorated Occupy protesters plan to take to the streets in large ... (by mentalfloss)
May 18th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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NDAA Authorizes War Against Iran
NDAA Authorizes War Against Iran This week, Congress is considering two pieces of legislation relating to Iran. The first undermines a diplomatic solution with Iran and lowers the bar for war. The second authorizes a war of choice against Iran and... (by mentalfloss)
May 17th, 2012 by gopher last post
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Countries With the Highest Income Tax Rates
Beware, CNBC figured you need a 'slideshow' ffs. News Headlines Related: These Are The Countries With The Highest Income Tax Rates | TheBlaze.com (by Locutus)
May 17th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Merkel now open to Greek Stimulus
Softening, Merkel Says She Is Open to Stimulus for Greece BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said Wednesday that she was ready to discuss stimulus programs to get the Greek economy growing again and that she was committed to keeping Greece... (by mentalfloss)
May 17th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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French President's first action: Cut his own salary
French President François Hollande’s first order of business: Cutting his own salary PARIS — France’s new left-wing government started work on Thursday with pledges to combat excessive austerity but better manage public finances, marking the debut... (by mentalfloss)
May 16th, 2012 by petros last post
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Asian Nations Join Shell on Canada LNG Project
TOKYOEnergy companies from China, South Korea and Japan have put aside political and commercial rivalries to ship billions of dollars worth of Canadian liquefied natural gas to Asian markets, but they will face stiff competition for supplies and... (by petros)
May 10th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Science trumps politics: Israeli President
Science trumps politics as ‘real force in our time’: Israeli President Science can be neither conquered nor defended by armies and its advancement will change the way humans govern themselves, Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday. ... (by mentalfloss)
May 9th, 2012 by petros last post
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Underwear bomber was a double agent
No ****ing **** Sherlock! His handler arguing with security to get him on a plane without a passport was the dead give away. The would-be suicide bomber dispatched by the Yemen branch of al-Qaeda last month to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner was... (by petros)
May 8th, 2012 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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China ties 'robust' despite telecoms ban: Australia
Smart move. No country has laissez-faire economics any more, except in the way China exploits its workers. Australia won't suffer, it has the resources China needs and won't stop buying them. AFP: China ties 'robust' despite telecoms ban:... (by dumpthemonarchy)
May 5th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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Missles. Missles Everywhere.
Remember back in 2008, when Iran Photoshopped an extra missile into a photograph of its missile test? Turns out, bad habits die hard. The Atlantic Wire has caught Iran's... (by Locutus)
May 5th, 2012 by MHz last post
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Egyptians back in the streets rioting
Apparently Egypt's military disqualified a candidate from running in upcoming presidential elections. That started today's riot, but more angry people joined and the angry mob tried to storm the defense ministry. BBC News - Scores injured in fresh... (by earth_as_one)
May 2nd, 2012 by MHz last post
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Traitor or Patriot? Dr. Shakil Afridi
Fallout of Bin Laden Raid: Aid Groups in Pakistan Are Suspect PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In the shadows of the American operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the fate of a small-town Pakistani doctor recruited by the C.I.A. to help track the Qaeda leader... (by earth_as_one)
May 2nd, 2012 by Goober last post
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Graphic: The Death Penalty around the world
How does the world view capital punishment? What are the numbers of deaths around the world? The National Posts graphics team takes a close look at the death penalty. Download a large-scale PDF of this graphic ... (by Locutus)
Apr 29th, 2012 by MHz last post
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We are all potential "terrorists" in todays world :-(
THE GLOBAL SPY APPARATUS: You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going To Do About It? THE GLOBAL SPY APPARATUS: You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going To Do About It? Isn't this what some of us have been saying.?? Maybe in different... (by Ocean Breeze)
Apr 28th, 2012 by Walter last post
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Deadly US "interventions" World wide POPULAR!
US Attack on Yemen Police Station Killed 50 Yemeni Troops Attack Taiz as Protests Continue by Jason Ditz, July 15, 2011 Yesterdays report that the US killed... (by Ocean Breeze)
Apr 28th, 2012 by captain morgan last post
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France's Sarkozy reaches out to far-right voters
France's Sarkozy reaches out to far-right voters Paris (CNN) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy courted far-right voters Monday in advance of a May 6 runoff against Socialist Francois Hollande, who won the most support in the first round of... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 22nd, 2012 by Spade last post
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Iranian regime ‘frightens me,’ Harper says POPULAR!
Iranian regime ‘frightens me,’ Harper says Prime Minister Stephen Harper says a consensus is growing among world leaders that Iran would have no hesitation using nuclear arms once they develop the weapons and the capability to deliver them. “I’ve... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 22nd, 2012 by Locutus last post
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Sarkozy loses
Francois Hollande beat right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in France's first round of the presidential race, according to early estimates from several polling institutes. Both candidates qualified for the second round on May 6, with Mr Hollande... (by Locutus)
Apr 22nd, 2012 by petros last post
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North Korea is standing on the edge of a precipice
U.N lately agreed to impose strict sanctions on North Korea but North Korea didn't submit to it and declared the abrogation of U.S.-North Korea's agreement on 29th Feb. The reason why they've taken a strong position against the world must be based on Kim... (by jasonmarz)
Apr 16th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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As ice cap melts, militaries vie for Arctic edge
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) To the world's military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources,... (by Locutus)
Apr 16th, 2012 by L Gilbert last post
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Canada and U.S. singled out at summit over drugs, Cuba
Canada and U.S. singled out at summit over drugs, Cuba - Politics - CBC News As for letting Cuba in, why not? Free trade has helped promote more freedom in China whereas the embargo has done nothing to loosen up the regime in Cuba (if anything, it's... (by Machjo)
Apr 13th, 2012 by earth_as_one last post
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British woman on death row in Texas appeals to UK for help
A British woman on death row in Texas has appealed to the British Government for help. ... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 12th, 2012 by MHz last post
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How to build a "Green" electric car.
First you start with iron ore. Add some copper..... LOTS of aluminum... (by petros)