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Feminists and ‘Moral Panic’

Two incidents have redrawn our attention to the pernicious effects of feminism in America: the skewed married women versus single women vote in Virginia and the increasing pressure put on the military to prosecute meritless charges of sexual assault. In both cases, ordinary men and women and the country as a whole are the victims…

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Syrian Electronic Army makes good on its threat to hack Vice

On Friday, the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that supports the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, continued its pattern of attacking major western media companies. This time, they hacked Vice.com, removing several copies of an article about the SEA and posting a message revealing the reason for the attack.  …

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‘Without third party bitcoin is safer than Fed notes’

Published time: November 09, 2013 03:22 The recent theft of US$ 1 million in bitcoins will only make open source P2P money exchange stronger, emphasizing that crypto-currency’s main advantage is its independence from any third parties, entrepreneur William Mook told RT. Bitcoin has the potential to replace world‘s weaker currencies, Mook believes, saying its strength…

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Pragmatists, Ideologues, and the Future of American Leadership

How will the 2016 election be framed? What will be America’s choice? If the coverage of last week’s two big winners offers a guide, the choice will be between “pragmatism” and “ideology.” The Washington Post called Chris Christie’s huge gubernatorial victory a “clear signal in favor of pragmatic, as opposed to ideological, governance.”  But the…

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UN anti-spying draft resolution completely ignores ‘national sovereignty’ issue

Published time: November 09, 2013 00:29 Since the UN resolution introduced by Germany and Brazil to counteract NSA spying and support online privacy will be nonbinding, regardless of the outcome the US will simply ignore it, an investigative journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter told RT. The draft, Ochsenreiter added, deals only with privacy issues but does not…

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Obama goes soap opera

People joke about the Washington, DC soap opera, but President Obama has brought a genuine soap opera figure into the mix. Variety reports: Colleen Bradley Bell, producer for soap opera production company Bell-Phillip Television Prods., has been nominated as ambassador to Hungary, becoming the latest of President Obama‘s campaign supporters to be tapped for foreign posts.…

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Jews For Jesus Gets a Boost From George W. Bush

Jews For Jesus Gets a Boost From George W. Bush Image Credit: The Jewish Press Are you Jewish? George Bush has something to say about that.  The former president will help a controversial missionary organization convert Jews to Christianity on Nov. 14 when he speaks at a fundraiser in Irving, Texas for the Messianic Jewish…

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Banks, not tax havens, leading financial secrecy drive

Published time: November 08, 2013 19:50 Hamilton, Bermuda (Reuters / Gary Cameron) Download video (29.49 MB) Most tax havens work with the world’s largest international banks and accounting firms, so banks have a vested interest in maintaining them. And a lot can be done to deal with the banks, John Christensen, director at Tax Justice…

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