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Obama Sends Congress Request for Military Force Against ISIS

AP President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to "show the world we are united in our resolve" to defeat militants who have overrun parts of the Middle East and threaten attacks on the United States. In urging Congress to…
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Economic Collapse

WTF: US Treasury tried to quietly order “survival kits” for bankers

| WTF News | What could happen in the near-future that would make the Treasury Department think it is practical to be prepared with $200,000 worth of survival kits? According to a new solicitation, the Treasury is buying short-term survival kits for all 3,814 of its employees who oversee the…
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Press center in Chechnya burns after gun battle with conflicting number of unknown ‘militants’

| WTF News | Reports out of Russia have confirmed that a gun battle erupted in Chechnya's capital city of Grozny, killing unknown numbers of police and gunmen. Most of the details cannot be confirmed but what is clear is that the security response was significant and the battle left…
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With Its Gold “Vaporized”, A Furious Ukraine Turns On Its Central Bankers

Zero Hedge As reported two weeks ago, following a stunning announcement by the head of Ukraine's central bank, Valeriya Gontareva, on primetime TV we learned that (virtually) all of Ukraine's gold was gone, or - in the parlance of Jon Corzine - had "vaporized." And as we also predicted two…
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Over 3 million refugees have fled Syria, 10 million others displaced as new peace plan proposed

| WTF News | The war in Syria continues to rage out of control as the various groups of "rebels" and Syrian military forces besiege cities, putting civilians in the deadly crossfire. The heaviest fighting in recent weeks has been around the city of Kobane on the Syria-Turkey border, where…
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Covert War

Did Israel Bomb Iran’s Parchin Nuclear Facility?

Area circled in red was site of alleged Parchin explosion (Israel Defense) Richard Silverstein There is circumstantial evidence that points to another Israeli covert attack on a major Iranian nuclear facility, this one in ; Local reports say a major fire and explosion broke out: But the enormous orange flash that illuminated Tehran around…
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Entire Leadership of ISIS Opposition Wiped Out by ‘Unexplained’ Explosion in Syria

Breitbart Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State. The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday…
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Russia detains officer from Estonia with “materials that have the character of an intelligence mission”

VOX On Friday morning, less than 48 hours after President Obama delivered a speech in Estonia warning that Russian aggression against Estonia could trigger war with the US and NATO, Russian security forces have seized an officer with Estonia's state security bureau at gunpoint and taken him into Russia. Estonia says…
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At Least 17 Fake Cellphone Towers Capable Of Invasive Spying Have Been Discovered Across America

Zero Hedge When Lee Goldsmith drives by one of the many fake cellphone towers being discovered throughout the , his $3,500 CryptoPhone 500 will immediately display the warning message in the image below. When you drive by the same fake towers, known as “interceptors,” your run of the mill iPhone or Samsung…
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Simple 9/11 Truth facts refuting the Daily Beast attack on Ron Paul

| WTF News | Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast authored an opinionated hit piece on Ron Paul for expressing mild fact-driven beliefs that the full truth is not known about the September 11th attacks. It is sad that a news website with so many resources was unwilling to acknowledge…
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Ebola

First WHO worker catches Ebola as DR Congo confirms ‘different strain’ of virus

| WTF News | More ebola complications are emerging following the flurry of activity last week. The World Health Organization reports that a staff member has been infected by ebola for the first time. CNN For the first time, a health care worker for a World Health Organization partner organization…
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Men with Kalashnikovs steal 250,000 euros, ‘sensitive documents’ from Saudi prince in Paris

| WTF News | Police confirmed on Monday that a 'spectacular' heist took place late Sunday night in the French capital of Paris. Gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, stealing 250,000 euros in cash and reportedly taking “sensitive” documents. Telegraph Heavily-armed robbers…
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Ferguson As America: “There Is A Brewing Problem… And It’s Extremely Dangerous”

Armstrong Economics Riots are have erupted with hundreds of protesters gathering at a suburban St. Louis police station on Monday demanding murder charges against an officer who shot to death an unarmed black teenager over the weekend. Looting just went nuts like the ’60s. While this is being painted as…
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China Says Violent Xinjiang Uprising Leaves Almost 100 Dead

Wall Street Journal Chinese police forces last week gunned down 59 people and arrested another 215 during a violent uprising in the country’s far western Xinjiang region that left almost 100 dead, the government said Sunday, in a statement that shed fresh light on an incident that dissident groups had…
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Currency

Russian Oligarchs Wave Goodbye To Visa, Switch To Chinese Credit Card

Zero Hedge So much for the "Russia is becoming increasingly isolated" meme that the West would like many to believe. As Russia continues to sign de-dollarization deals and trade agreements with its BRICS allies while pushing ahead with retaliatory actions against the US and Europe, it appears the 'sanctioned' friends…
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ISIS seizes Syria army base, executes 50+ soldiers, cuts heads off, kills nearly 100 (PHOTOS)

| WTF News | The proxy war in Syria continues to escalate as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS, expands its reach and control. Islamic State fighters overran a Syrian army base in the northern province of Raqa, killing dozens of troops, beheading some…
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The Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Now Exceeds 12,000 and Rising

Defense One Syria is now the “predominant battleground for extremists” plotting to attack the United States, as the number of foreign fighters now has exceeded 12,000 and is rising rapidly, the United States counterterrorism chief said on Friday. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington’s…
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Liberian Man Tested For Ebola In World’s Fourth Most Populous City

Zero Hedge Yesterday, when reporting on the latest tragic development in the wost ever Ebola outbreak to sweep through west Africa, namely that the head doctor tasked with containing the virus had himself contracted it, we commented that the "only good news, if any, is that even as the epidemic…
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Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East, Radar Proof Of Warplanes In MH17 Vicinity

Zero Hedge Ukraine hasn’t said how it immediately knew rebels downed Malaysian plane, notes the Russian Foreign Ministry, as it unveils 10 awkward questions for Ukraine (and perhaps the US 'snap judgment') to answer about the MH17 disaster. However, what is perhaps more concerning for the hordes of finger-pointers is…
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Africa

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

AFP Egypt's military said militants firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guards checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster. The attack in a desert area 630 kilometres (390 miles) west of Cairo left four soldiers wounded, the…
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Georgian ambassador at time of 2008 war with Russia found shot to death

Reuters Georgia's former ambassador to Russia at the time of the two countries' 2008 war was found shot to death on Tuesday in his car at the Tbilisi apartment block where he lived, the state prosecutor's office said. It said an investigation had been launched into what may have been…
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Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine

Washingtons Blog Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since Israel is…
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How the CIA Partnered With Amazon and Changed Intelligence

Defense One The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the Central Intelligence Agency over the past year will begin servicing all 17 agencies that make up the intelligence…
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Reuters: Iraq tells U.N. that ‘terrorist groups’ seized nuclear materials

Reuters Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad." Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of…
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Israel hits 200 Gaza sites, 8 children reported dead, Hamas fires rockets

At least eight children have been killed in the last 24 hours as Operation Protective Edge launched by Israeli forces entered its second day. The IDF claims it has hit at least 200 targets in Gaza since Tuesday. Israel steps up military offensive in Gaza LIVE UPDATES By Wednesday evening,…
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Newly released FBI files on 9/11 Florida investigation reveal an “antagonist” from Jerusalem – Who is the government trying to protect?

Ben Swann Thanks to the tireless effort of watchdog organization the Broward Bulldog and its Freedom of Information Act suit against the government, more information is being released about the Sarasota Saudis who moved suddenly out of their home, leaving behind clothing, jewelry and cars, about two weeks before the…
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Censorship

Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

Yahoo Finance The European Union's new law giving people a "right to be forgotten," which requires Google to remove links to information about them, is having exactly the effect its critics predicted: It is censoring the internet, giving new tools that help the rich and powerful (and ordinary folk) hide…
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The Arab Spring Just Got Serious Again – Kuwait Is Burning

Zero Hedge Same different country. Once again someone (former opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak) exposed the corruption among the elites (revealed documents that allegedly prove billions of illicit financial transfers were made to senior officials, including judges) and the leaders (Kuwait officials) decided he should be arrested and charged with slander.…
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Economic Collapse

June Full-Time Jobs Plunge By Over Half A Million, Part-Time Jobs Surge By 800K, Most Since 1993

Zero Hedge Is this the reason for the blowout, on the surface, payroll number? In June the BLS reports that the number of full-time jobs tumbled by 523K to million while part-time jobs soared by 799K to over 28 million!   Looking at the breakdown of full and part-time jobs…
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Las Vegas Is “Screwed”; The Water Situation “Is As Bad As You Can Imagine”

Zero Hedge "It's just going to be screwed. And relatively quickly," warns Tim Barnett, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, telling The Telegraph, the situation in Las Vegas is "as bad as you can imagine". After a devastating, 14-year drought drained the reservoir that supplies 90% of the city’s water,…
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GDP Disaster: Final Q1 GDP Crashes To -2.9%, Lowest Since 2009, Far Below The Worst Expectations

Remember when in January 2014, Q1 GDP was expected to rise Well, here comes the final Q1 GDP revision and it's a doozy: at , far below the expected and well below the second revision, it is an absolute disaster, and is the worst print since Q1 2009. And while…
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Welcome to 1984? Google acquires home security camera company Dropcam

Extreme Tech Google is moving quickly to establish a foothold in your home: After acquiring Nest Labs and its smart thermostat and smoke detector, Google is now acquiring Dropcam — a startup that makes cloud-based security cameras for your home — for $555 million in cash. Dropcam has never announced its…
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Economic Collapse

The Accelerated Crash Course Details How and Why Modern Society Has Reached Peak Everything – Video

| WTF News | The interconnected global economy as presently structured is dangerously unstable and unsustainable. The problems are so large in concept and include so many smaller parts, that most do not understand what is happening to the world compared to how the average person expects society to function.…
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Ebola outbreak in W.Africa ‘totally out of control’ – MSF

RT West Africa is going through the second wave of Ebola outbreak and the deadly virus is now “totally out of control,” a senior official at Médecins Sans Frontières said. More than 330 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since the Ebola disease sprang up in Africa…
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Ukraine President Presents Peace Plan: 10km Buffer With Russia; Declares Unilateral Cease-Fire

| WTF News | Ukraine President Poroshenko has unveiled what is described as a 14 point peace plan anchored by a ceasefire and 10kilometer buffer zone. Ukraine News Archive Reuters President Petro Poroshenko will call for the creation of a 10-km () buffer zone on the border with Russia under…
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Secret trade agreement covering 68 percent of world services published by WikiLeaks

RT The text of a 19-page, international trade agreement being drafted in secret was published by WikiLeaks on Thursday as the transparency group’s editor commemorated his two-year anniversary confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Fifty countries around the globe have already signed on to the Trade in Service Agreement,…
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Hillary Clinton, NATO, Yanukovich, Uranium: What Wiki-Leaked Cables Reveal About Ukraine’s New President

Zero Hedge While barely covered in the western media as a result of the curious blackout of recent developments in the Ukraine civil war, for nearly a month Ukraine has had a new president, 48 year old billionaire businessman, Petro Poroshenko. In order to cut through the fog, we decided…
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Vermont’s landmark GMO-labelling law target of lawsuit by food trade groups

A group of four national trade organizations sued the state of Vermont over its new law requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients, scheduled to go into effect in July 2016. They claim the requirement is unconstitutional. Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Snack Food Association (SFA), International Dairy Foods…
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Al Qaeda

Oops: Iraqi rebels may have captured US military equipment

The Hill The Pentagon Thursday said Islamic militants in Iraq might have captured equipment and vehicles as an al-Qaeda linked group advanced toward Baghdad. Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized control of two major cities, have been posting pictures on Twitter, claiming to…
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