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Margin of Safety Dwindles at Federal Reserve

Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Bankers & Wall St. with 0 Comments
Margin of Safety Dwindles at Federal Reserve

Tracking data for the US Federal Reserve shows an astounding decline in the Fed’s ‘margin of safety’ over the last few years.

 Does a currency crisis loom?

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‘Citizens Won Today’: Judge Strikes Down Nebraska’s Keystone XL OK

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
‘Citizens Won Today’: Judge Strikes Down Nebraska’s Keystone XL OK

In a victory for opponents of the Keystone XL, a local judge on Wednesday struck down a law that would allow the tar sands pipeline to pass through Nebraska, the Associated Press is reporting. Republican Gov. Dave Heineman approved TransCanada’s pipeline over a year ago, but in a ruling today Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy states that Nebraska’s Legislative Bill 1161, which allowed for pipeline companies to go around the state’s Public Service Commission to get approval, is unconstitutional, and therefore the governor’s action was “predicated on an unconstitutional statute” and as such is null and void.

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Minority Report Is Here: Chicago Residents Get Police Visit Based on Pre-Crime Surveillance List

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
Minority Report Is Here: Chicago Residents Get Police Visit Based on Pre-Crime Surveillance List

With the quickening pace of technological advancement it is no surprise to see “ideas” become reality quicker than ever before. Philip K. Dick explored the concept of pre-crime in his short story “The Minority Report” in 1956. We are now at the point where “Minority Report” is being used as a sound description of current technological applications, even in mainstream news, which means that the future is actually the present. Below you will find 10 signs that we have now entered the world depicted in fiction.

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Federal Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Federal Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

RT: US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, will face the death penalty in his trial. In April, prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan – the 26-year-old who authorities believe was the mastermind – left two bombs near the finish line of the historic Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260. Tsarnaev has pled not guilty to the 30 criminal charges he faces, 17 of which would carry the death penalty should he be convicted. Ameera David talks to RT’s Marina Portnaya about Holder’s decision-making process in opting for the death penalty in this case.

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The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs

Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 4 Comments
The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs

The growing recognition of the powerful capabilities of modern computing and networking has resulted in a “cyber panic” in legislatures and prosecutor offices across the country. Instead of reexamination, we’ve seen aggressive charges and excessive punishment.

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