UK Oil Industry Crying the Blues From Their Fairytale Land

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The UK’s oil industry is in “crisis” as prices drop, a senior industry leader has told the BBC. I have to say however that if the oil industry weren’t so spoiled by being accustomed to being completely awash in cash and were able to accept profit margins of a corporation that lives in the same

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Premiere of “The Interview” Canceled Over Threats

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LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures Entertainment, the F.B.I., theater owners and competing film studios scrambled on Tuesday to deal with a threat of terrorism against movie theaters that show Sony’s “The Interview,” a raunchy comedy about the assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Trailer of Movie:

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Obama to Normalize Trade with Cuba

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President Barack Obama plans to talk today about the next steps in U.S.-Cuba relations, strained by a decades-long embargo, after Cuba released prisoner Alan Gross.

Does this mean we will now be able to buy those coveted cuban cigars?

Senator Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat close to Obama, said in a

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Finland Forex Avoiding Russian Rouble

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Effects of the Russia rouble’s nosedive will undoubtedly be felt in Finland. One Finnish expert says the only thing that will save Russia’s economy now would be decisive leadership from President Vladimir Putin. FOREX Finland announced on Tuesday evening that it has stopped buying roubles.

Forex Finland has temporarily stopped buying Russian roubles from

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Congress Pushes More Sanctions on Russia

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The U.S. Congress has sent President Barack Obama legislation setting out tougher sanctions to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, while giving him leeway in applying most of the provisions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a memorial in the Turkish capital of Ankara, on Dec. 1, 2014.

The Senate gave final approval by

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In Retaliation, Anonymous Hacks Swedish Government Emails

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Swedish government email accounts have been hacked by the Anonymous hacktivist group, in response to last week’s seizure of The Pirate Bay servers by Swedish police.

The group also claimed to have hacked into the government email accounts of Israel, India, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.

BREAKING: Emails from Swedish government were hacked

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The Fluoride Deception (Video)

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Those who bother to delve into the science behind water fluoridation will inevitably come to see that there’s an abysmal lack of evidence supporting this routine practice, and an awful lot of evidence stacked against it.

Water fluoridation began in 1945. Today, the United States adds fluoride to more than two-thirds of the municipal

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The ISIS Guide to Female Slaves

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A new manual, allegedly published by the Islamic State’s official publishing house (the Al-Himma Library), provides graphic details on how to properly beat, rape, and fail to impregnate female slaves, offered in a question-and-answer format to curious jihadis.

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Translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, the institute

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Palestinian Terrorist Attacks 4 Children with Acid

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Young girls were sitting in the back of their family’s car, with their backpacks and a Hello Kitty notebook, when a Palestinian attacker tossed acid at them Friday, Israeli authorities said.

The Jewish family, including four girls, stopped to pick up an Israeli hitchhiker near a Jerusalem checkpoint, The Israel Defense Forces

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Index of Military Might (Graphic)

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There’s only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn’t had many opportunities lately.

Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world’s military powers has been all but banished from the global scene

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U.S. Paid 2 Psychologists 81 Million Dollars to Develop Torture Program

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The Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of detainees was developed by two inexperienced contractors who were eventually paid $81 million for their work, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the program released Tuesday.

Lobby of the CIA headquarters building in McLean, Virginia

The two psychologists were working at the U.S. Air Force Survival,

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Pirate Bay Taken Down by Swedish Police

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Police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB.

For many years The Pirate Bay has been sailing by the

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Oil Drops Another 2 Dollars Per Barrel

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Brent and U.S. crude oil each fell more than $2 a barrel on Monday to a new five-year low amid a rising number of predictions that oversupply would extend well into 2015.

Oil drops another $2 a Barrel

OPEC member Kuwait said Monday it expected prices to remain in

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Cambodia: World’s Most Corrupt Government?

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Earlier this year, karaoke parlour singer, Sam Yin, 29, was shot dead by a police officer.

Sam Yin, Far Left

The officer escaped – but then resurfaced in August as a free man. He had reached a deal, it was reported, with the court, which closed the case after he paid $1,500

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Apparently This is What Happens When you Call the Cops (Video)

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I’m not sure how it came to be that this video completely avoided my radar seeing how it was made 5 months back in july.

So Just in case it swooped past your radar here it is, the tongue in cheek video entitled “This is what happens when you call the cops”

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China Will Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners

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Like many Chinese, Beijing bank clerk Zhou Keran shudders when asked if he would donate his organs should he die.

Chinese Prisoners

“I would never. There’s an old saying that our parents give us everything — from our bodies to our hair — and we have to show obedience to our family.”

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Chicago Cops Busted for Spying on Public

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Looks like police in Chicago have a tricked out surveillance truck equipped with cell site simulators, a.k.a. Stingrays, that force nearby phones to send data to cops instead of to phone company cell towers. Did those cops get a warrant for that?

Wtf is this? It keeps flowing the protest. And It messes up

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Narrator Picks Apart Details of the Apollo Moonshot Liftoff (Video)

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Getting to orbit requires a lot of energy—and the heavier the stuff you want to throw into the sky, the more oomph you need.

Because of this, up to 90 percent of a rocket’s initial mass is just fuel. That’s why even the winged, reusable Space Shuttles threw away their giant fuel tanks and solid-fuel

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Missing Vatican Money Mysteriously Reappears

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The man responsible for the Vatican’s finances says he has found millions of Euros “tucked away” off balance sheets.

Cardinal Pell wants to make Vatican finances “boringly successful”

Cardinal George Pell, who heads the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, said it meant the Holy See’s finances were better than expected.

He made the comments

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