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Current TV Removes Keith Olbermann Claiming Sabotage

The Cable network Current TV has fired Countdown host Keith Olbermann claiming he sabotaged the network and have announced plans to replace him with Elliot Spitzer.

Countdown host Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV who claims he sabotaged the network, a claim he denies.

Keith Olbermann, host of the progressive show Countdown with

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Coup Rumors Send China on Internet Crack Down

China has shut down websites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup linked to a major scandal that brought down a top politician.

Authorities closed 16 websites for spreading rumours of “military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing”, the official Xinhua news agency

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Enterprise To Cross Suez Canal, Days Away From Anchor In Arabian Sea

Much noise has been emanating out of Israel concerning its Iranian intentions, with some opinions suggesting an attack is imminent, while others claiming that Israel will ultimately defer to D.C., and postpone an attack, and the eventual gasoline price shock, until after the election. The truth is nobody but a few select generals, knows: in

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Bank Employee Steals 2 Million Dollars from Customers

Authorities say a former Bank of America (BOA) Texas branch manager accused of stealing more than $2 million from customers’ accounts has pleaded guilty.

Pamela Kay Cobb is facing up to 30 years in federal prison for the crime, which spanned nearly 10 years.

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana, the

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NYC Dept. of Education Bans 50 Words

The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

Marla Diamond Talks To Walcott, Student About Banned Words

Fearing that

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How Close is a Cashless Economy

Most people think of a cashless society as something that is way off in the distant future. Unfortunately, that is simply not the case. The truth is that a cashless society is much closer than most people would ever dare to imagine. To a large degree, the transition to a cashless society is being done

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FBI Memo Indicates Agents Can ‘Suspend the Law’

 

The FBI once taught its agents that they can “bend or suspend the law” as they wiretap suspects. But the bureau says it didn’t really mean it, and has now removed the document from its counterterrorism training curriculum, calling it an “imprecise” instruction. Which is a good thing, national security

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Supreme Court: No More Human Gene Patents

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers.

The court overturned patents belonging to Myriad Genetics Inc. of Salt Lake City on two genes linked to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

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Restrictions Removed on Data Retention and Gathering

Even as the Obama administration goes full speed ahead on its version of the Bush administration’s supposedly defunct “total information awareness” program by building a massive complex in the Utah desert that will intercept, analyze and store communications from around the world, including the U.S., last week it approved guidelines allowing

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U.S. Pays Afghans $50,000 for Each Shooting Death

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The United States has paid $50,000 in compensation for each Afghan killed in the shooting spree attributed to a U.S. soldier in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official and a community elder said Sunday.

The families of the dead received the money Saturday at the governor’s office, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha

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Millions of Faces Scannned per Second

A new camera technology from Hitachi Hokusai Electric can scan days of camera footage instantly, and find any face which has EVER walked past it.

Its makers boast that it can scan 36 million faces per second.

The technology raises the spectre of governments – or other organisations – being able to ‘find’

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Most Powerful Laser Shot in U.S.

America Fires the Most Powerful Laser In History

The United States’ National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California has fired the most powerful laser in history, a record-breaking 2-megajoule shot. The laser was originally designed to reach 1.875-megajoules, but beat everyone’s expectations—and set a new world record in the process.

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Jail those who browse terror websites

Sarkozy: Jail those who browse terror websites

PARIS

France’s president proposed a sweeping new law Thursday that would jail those who visit extremist web sites — one of several tough new measures floated in the wake of a murderous shooting spree.

The proposed rules, unveiled by Nicolas Sarkozy after the death of an Islamist fanatic

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Feeding Homeless Outlawed in Many Places

What would you do if you came across someone on the street that had not had anything to eat for several days? Would you give that person some food? Well, the next time you get that impulse you might want to check if it is still legal to feed the homeless where you live. Sadly,

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War Game Predicts Dire Consequences for U.S.

The NY Times reports that a U.S. military war game simulation found that an Israeli attack on Iran drew a massive U.S. response after a U.S. warship was attacked and sunk by Iranian forces:

The two-week war game, called Internal Look, played out a narrative in which the United States found it was

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Iris Scanning of Occupy Protesters

NYPD Scanning The Irises Of Arrested Occupy Protesters

Posted by JacobSloan on March 20, 2012

There’s no law requiring an iris scan if the police cuff you — it’s just “policy.” From the Village Voice:

But protesters and their legal advisers were surprised yesterday to learn that the size of their bail was

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Total System Failure

The U.S. Economy: Soul Crushing Total System Failure Print Version No matter how often the pretty people on television tell us that the U.S. economy is getting better, it isn’t going to change the soul crushing agony that millions of American families are going through right now. The stock market may have gotten

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Eric Holder 1995, Brainwashing Against Guns

Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”

Holder was addressing the Woman’s National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his

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Spied on Through Your TV

Spies could now snoop on you through your TV, dispensing with the necessity of planting bugs in your room, according to CIA director David Petraeus.

David Petraeus

The CIA says it will be able to ‘read’ these devices via the internet – and perhaps even via radio waves from outside the home, Petraeus added.

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Panetta Confirms Involvement in Potential Israeli War Plan

Confirming what has always been the implicit way in which the US is going to get sucked into its next major war, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed that the US would definitely involve itself in a war on Iran if Israel decided to launch one.

Obviously Israel is an independent country, and they’ll

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