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Wars and rumors of wars: Nearly 12% of entire world involved in conflicts

When compared to global conflicts such as World War I and World War II that involved nations from every continent except Antarctica, today's ongoing conflicts appear to be little more than political tantrums stemming from religious or economic disagreements.  Yet since the end of the Cold War, the world has not seen so many countries involved in hot conflicts going all at once, and the nature of these aggre ...

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U.S. GOVERNMENT Ready For MORE DRONES

  The Federal Aviation Administration's recent certification of two expensive unmanned aircraft for commercial use further opens up the U.S. market for drones, but cheaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will still have to operate in regulatory limbo. The drone industry was heartened by the FAA's decision in late July to greenlight Boeing Co's (BA.N) Insitu ScanEagle and AeroVironment Inc's (AVAV.O) Pu ...

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Snowden’s Father Chimes In About RUSSIA — FIND OUT WHAT HE SAID HERE

  The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington as the two nations spar over Moscow's decision to grant his son asylum. Lon Snowden's comments came on the day that President Barack Obama canceled a summit meeting with Putin planned for next month in retaliation for¬†Russ ...

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Obama Cancels Meeting With Putin Because Of Snowden

  President Barack Obama has canceled a planned one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that had been scheduled for early September.   In a statement, the White House cited Russia's "disappointing" decision to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and "lack of progress on issues such as missile defense and arms control, trade and commercial relations, global security issues, a ...

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U.S. ranks 34th in worldwide unemployment, and 6th worst under U-6 measure

Economic recovery?  That is so 20th century as a new chart from July 16 which compiled global unemployment rates shows the United States ranks 34th out of 70 nations surveyed, and if you count the full unemployment statistics of U-6, that ranking moves American up to the 6th worst unemployment rate worldwide. At 27.4%, Greece's unemployment problem is the worst in the world according to Bloomberg's data, fo ...

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: US Has Killed 100s Of Afghan Children Since 2008

A new UN report says the US forces in Afghanistan have killed hundreds of children during their military operations in the war-torn country since 2008. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on Wednesday also expressed deep concern at the arrest and detention of Afghan children by US-led forces. According to the UN report, some of the children were abused in US detention facilities. The rep ...

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BOOGEYMAN: Imminent US Muslim Terror Threat Debunked By New Study

According to a study conducted by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security which was released Friday, February 1, 2013, the original post-9/11 threat of Muslim terrorism that was used to justify the dismantling of the Constitution and the evisceration of civil liberties is exactly what many researchers and activists have been pointing out for years ‚Äď virtually nonexistent. In direct contradict ...

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LIVE FREE: Libertarians Plan Self-Sufficient Communities In US

For many on the right of the political spectrum, the re-election of President Barack Obama was cause for more rhetoric about loss of freedom and the decline of American values. For a few, however, it has become a reason to leave modern America behind altogether. Rather than try to reclaim the country electorally, certain like-minded libertarians have hatched plans to build their own self-sufficient communit ...

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DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT: Russia Says Use Of Force On Iran ‚ÄėUnacceptable‚Äô

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected as ‚Äúunacceptable‚ÄĚ any use of force against Iran as a resolution to the Western dispute over Tehran‚Äôs nuclear energy program. "The use of military force against Iran is an unacceptable option," Voice of Russia quoted Lavrov as saying at the 49th Munich Security Conference on Saturday. Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran with a military attack over the cou ...

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NATION BUILDING: Iraq 10 Yrs After ‘Liberation’…Baghdad Flooded With Sewage

Torrential rain caused floods all over Baghdad last week. It was not a pleasant sight: as the city's ageing sewage system failed to cope, streets filled with murky grey water that smelled and looked as if it was heavily polluted with raw sewage. Upriver, the Tigris rose 15 feet in five hours, the highest it had been for 50 years, and dozens of villages were inundated. The disaster is not great by Baghdad st ...

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WAR OF WORDS: North Korea Threatens US Over Response To Rocket Launches

North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S. ally Seoul. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman did not elaborate on what that might entail in his comments Saturday to the official Korean Central News Agency. But Pyongyang has recently threatened to conduct its third nuclear test in response to what it calls U.S. hostili ...

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NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T: Daily Mail Pulls US False Flag WMD Attack On Syria Story

It exposes an alleged Problem-Reaction-Solution chemical attack in Syria that would be blamed on President Assad to justify military action against him and his regime. Visitors to this website know that this is happening all the time and 9/11 was the most famous example, but here was a British national newspaper publishing the story. Now it has gone. Do you think you could explain why Daily Mail? If there w ...

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