US Training of Ukrainian Military Underway In Kiev/Croatia wipes out the debts of thousands of its poorest citizens in ‘fresh start’ scheme and more signs of JESUS’ soon return

Here’s how much more contagious measles is than Ebola

Measles, a disease we thought was history, is making a worrisome comeback. Most of the reported cases have been in California , where dense clusters of children are going without the vaccine because their parents have refused it. These clusters are particularly dangerous because they threaten herd immunity, the scientifically-proven concept that so long as …

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Woman wakes up from coma 4 hours before life support was to be turned off

A Nebraska woman who had her hands and feet amputated after suffering a sudden bacterial infection is in “surprisingly good spirits,” her family says. And she’s lucky to be alive. Last month, Teri Roberts, a 56-year-old wife, mother and grandmother of five from Valley, Nebraska, was diagnosed with streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome and after falling into …

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PSALM 83 WATCH – Iran’s push into Syria means another war between Hezbollah and Israel is all but inevitable

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah finally delivered his long-postponed speech on Friday, after his group claimed responsibility for the attack against an Israeli patrol in the Shebaa area two days earlier. Once again, Nasrallah brought Lebanon to the brink of disaster. While the country escaped ruin this time, Iran and Hezbollah’s determination to activate the Golan …

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California daycare center shuts down after baby contracts measles

A daycare center at a Southern California high school has been closed and more than a dozen infants placed under three-week quarantine after a baby enrolled in the program was diagnosed with measles, a school district official said on Monday. The move comes as public health officials reported that more than 100 people across the …

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Top US Navy intelligence official is warning of future China conflict

China’s ruling Communist Party is “rejuvenating” and preparing for a military conflict in Asia, the outgoing intelligence chief of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet is warning. “The strategic trend lines indicate the Communist Party of China is not only ‘rejuvenating’ itself for internal stability purposes, but has been and continues to prepare to use military force,” …

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Russian banks are set to lose 1 trillion rubles in 2015

The Russian central bank’s rate drop last week will not be enough to prevent the country’s banking system from posting heavy losses this year, which could run to as much as 1 trillion rubles ($14.5 billion; £9.6 billion). Research from the ratings agency Moody’s indicates that Russian banks are struggling to contain cost increases following …

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Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of Norse paganism …

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Lab-grown chicken meat could hail the end of battery farming

The Modern Agriculture Foundation is developing lab-grown chicken meat that doesn’t require the rearing and slaughtering of birds in order to develop a sustainable food source for future generations. Global meat production has a whopping great impact on the environment, causing deforestation, soil erosion, greenhouse gases and using up valuable water supplies. By 2050, we’ll …

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Obama & Merkel to Discuss Arming Ukraine in Washington Next Week

For months, the United States has been supplying non-lethal aid to Ukrainian forces. But a number of officials have urged for that support to include lethal assistance, and with German Chancellor Merkel visiting Washington next week, those talks will be on the table. WASHINGTON, February 2nd (Sputnik) — After heavy losses suffered by the Ukrainian …

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EU and US Threaten Israel over Construction – Again

After announcing plans to build 450 homes in several building projects in Judea and Samaria, Israel was warned by the US and the European Union (EU) not to proceed. The EU and US claim that the building plans would further hinder the already shaky prospects for a peace agreement. On Friday Jerusalem announced plans to …

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Russian bombers fly more long-range ‘patrols’

The Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily – VVS) has conducted a series of ‘long-range aviation patrols’ with its Tupolev Tu-95 ‘Bear’ strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean and Norwegian Sea in the west and the Barents Sea in the east, state media announced on 29 January. The flights were conducted out of Engels Air Force …

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North Korean pilots vow to use suicide attacks against United States

Amidst growing tensions between North Korea and the United States, Pyongyang issued Monday yet another threat that it will destroy enemies with suicide attacks by its military pilots. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with a group of fighter jet pilots who showed outstanding performances during the first combat exercise of this year, the North’s …

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Russia Plans Joint Military Drills with N.Korea

Russia has announced plans for joint military drills with North Korea this year, VOA reported on Saturday. Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said at a meeting with top brass at the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday that he would hold talks with defense ministry officials from Brazil, Cuba, …

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CDC urges measles vaccinations amid nationwide outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House urged individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children amidst an outbreak of at least 100 measles cases originating at Disney theme parks in December. The virus was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. “[From] what we’ve seen as over the …

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Arctic blast targets 1,500-mile-wide swath of US

Northeasterners weary after a second winter blast in as many weeks are being warned: Don’t pack away your heavy-duty gear just yet. That’s because a 1,500-mile-wide current of Arctic air promises to plunge the Midwest and Northeast into a deep freeze — and it’s not going to release its grip for the rest of the …

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UK’s BP Suffers 40-percent drop in its fourth quarter earnings, 525 Job Cuts in January

UK-based oil giant British Petroleum (BP) plans to announce cuts worth billions of dollars in its capital spending schemes following crashing oil prices and a whopping 40-percent drop in its fourth quarter earnings. The multi-national oil corporation, which has already slashed hundreds of jobs in the North Sea as well as thousands more across the …

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Barack Obama Says That What America Really Needs Is Lots More Debt

When it comes to taking a chainsaw to the future of America, nobody seems more eager than Barack Obama. Despite the fact that the U.S. national debt is on pace to approximately double during his eight years in the White House, he has just proposed a budget that would take government spending to crazy new …

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Authorities seek to sterilise mother-of-six with learning disabilities by force.

A mother-of-six with learning disabilities could be sterilised after health authority and social services bosses asked a judge for permission to force entry into her home, restrain her and take her to hospital. The woman, who is in her 30s, has had her children removed from her care and authorities say she has physical health …

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Transgender Illegals Guaranteed ‘Right to Hormone Therapy’ in Detention.

An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement testified Friday during a discussion on immigration detention facilities, hosted by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that transgender individuals are guaranteed “a right to hormone therapy.” “With respect to treatment while in detention–the medical care standard–the standards guarantees a right to hormone therapy for individuals who …

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Greece’s Syriza govt could pose greater risk to global economy than Middle East conflict

Greece’s standoff with Eurozone governments and international creditors poses a greater threat to the global economy than conflict in the Middle East, climate change and rising tensions between Russia and the West, UK Chancellor George Osborne says.After a meeting with Greece’s new finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, Osborne implored Greece and the Eurozone’s 18 other states …

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14 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000

Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, according to the UN World Meteorological Organisation, as rising carbon emissions continue to trap heat and drive climate change. The WMO’s new analysis narrowly places 2014 as the hottest recorded since 1850, as have recent analyses from other organisations. The WMO analysis is …

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Massive die off of fish in a river in Istanbul, Turkey.

Riva Stream, one of the largest streams of Istanbul region, has been witnessing fish deaths on a massive scale for the last couple of days. The shores of the stream near Bozhane, Öğümce, Göllü, Paşamandıra and Çayağzı villages of Istanbul’s Beykoz district were filled with dead carps. Villagers said that the mass fish deaths were …

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Hundreds of dead fish found floating in Mississippi River in Iowa

For the second consecutive winter, hundreds of fish were found dead along the shore of the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. About 270 dead freshwater drum fish were discovered along the shoreline between Lock and Dam 15 and Credit Island Park according to a report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  “The fish kill …

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10 dead whales during the past month ‘baffle scientist’ along south coast of Australia.

10 dead whales during the past month 'baffle scientist' along south coast of Australia.

Local scientists are investigating if underwater seismic testing is to blame for the deaths of three more whales along South Australia s coast. More

Hundreds of birds dying in South Bay, San Francisco From Drought

Something is suddenly killing hundreds of birds in the South Bay and it might be related to the drought. Native band-tailed pigeons stop eating and drinking before becoming so weak, they fall from the trees. They can no longer fly or see, their beaks are gaping open. And within a couple of days, they die. …

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Nationwide Gas Prices Expected To Remain Low Throughout 2015

FOR MORE THAN 120 STRAIGHT DAYS AT THE PUMP, THE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN GOING DOWN BALTIMORE (WJZ) — All good things must come to an end. Experts say the steady drop in gas prices across the country is one of those things. But Gigi Barnett explains, Maryland’s gas prices are still trending down. More than 120 …

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Mercury levels rising in Hawaiian tuna

Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian yellowfin tuna are increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent or more per year, according to a new University of Michigan-led study that suggests rising atmospheric levels of the toxin are to blame.  Mercury is a potent toxin that can accumulate to high concentrations in fish, posing a health risk to …

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Professor Says ‘Fear of Man, Not God’ Led Megachurch Leader to Accept Homosexual Members

A Christian theology professor says that it was the fear of man, not God that led a Tennessee megachurch minister to announce full acceptance of homosexuals in his congregation, including the allowance of those involved in sexual sin to serve in leadership roles and to “marry.” “If you fear man, God will become small to …

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‘He Redeemed My Life’: Man Who Lived as Woman for Years Now Shares Christ With Transgenders

A California man who obtained a sex change operation in the 1980’s to live as a woman and later reverted back to his biological gender is sharing his story of how God redeemed his life and gave him hope. Walt Heyer lived as Laura Jensen for eight years and even had a job with the …

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New Housing Bubble: Prices Up, Ownership Down, Wall Street a Mega-Landlord: “America is Becoming a Nation of Renters”

Want to own your own home, but stuck, temporarily, renting until you can? You aren’t alone. Wolf Richter outlined a pretty eery scenario. The 2008 financial Armageddon was in larger part a result of the housing bubble bursting. Thanks to the subprime mortgage scandal, millions of homeowners were put in homes they couldn’t afford, making …

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Experts raise alarm as plague kills dozens in Madagascar

An outbreak of the plague has killed dozens in Madagascar, and experts fear those numbers could go up. At least 119 cases were confirmed by late last year, including 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said in a statement. And the disease is taking an alarming turn. “The outbreak that started last November has some …

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British Student request to be first woman to give birth to new Colony on Mars

Maggie Lieu, 24, has applied to applied to be part of the first human colony on the red planet through the £3.9billion Mars One Project. It aims to create a permanent settlement for our race on Mars and will start by sending 40 people in 2024 after 10 years of extensive training. She has been shortlisted to …

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US considers military help for Kiev as separatists plan to mobilize army

The high-stakes poker game over east Ukraine continued on Monday, with US officials floating the idea of sending lethal military assistance to the government in Kiev, while Russia-backed separatists announced a plan to mobilise a 100,000-strong army. The US secretary of state, John Kerry, is due in Kiev on Thursday, and while no major announcements …

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WAR DRUMS – Tanks Are Rolling In Poland As NATO Plans Permanent Eastern European Bases

With Ukraine, Germany, and France all expressing their concern this morning about “conflict escalation” between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukraine military, the so-called “truce” appears to be hanging by a thread of semanticism (despite OSCE’s please for respect of the cease-fire and the demarcation line). Today’s triple whammy of ‘escalation’ appears more focused on the …

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Obama to parents ‘Get your kids Vaccinated’!

President Obama told parents in America to “get your kids vaccinated” in an interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie.  “I understand that there are families that in some cases are concerned about the effect of vaccinations. The science is, you know, pretty indisputable. We’ve looked at this again and again. There is every reason to get …

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Smartphones and IPads hurt childrens ability to learn and socialize

The use of interactive screen media such as smartphones and tablets by young children is increasing rapidly. However, research regarding the impact of this portable and instantly accessible source of screen time on learning, behavior, and family dynamics has lagged considerably behind its rate of adoption. Pediatric guidelines specifically regarding mobile device use by young …

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North Korea’s Military Practices Sinking US Aircraft Carriers

North Korea’s Navy and Air Force recently conducted a drill simulating “mercilessly striking” U.S. Aircraft Carriers using “guerrillas-style combat,” according to official media outlets. On Saturday the Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim Jong-un had recent personally overseen a recent joint naval and air force drill that practiced sinking U.S. Aircraft carriers. “The drill was …

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Winter storm heads toward Northeast after burying Midwest

New Englanders waking up Monday morning all aglow after the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl XLIX will face a winter storm that could bring more than a foot of snow to some areas less than a week after a larger storm brought between 1 and 3 feet across the region.  The storm was expected to …

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Rare ‘Living Dinosaur’ shark pulled from water by Australian fishermen

An extremely rare shark species, considered a ‘living dinosaur’, has been caught off the coast of Victoria to the shock and amazement of local fisherman.  The species, known as a goblin shark, are rarely seen as they typically reside in waters near the ocean floor at around 1200 metres deep.  As they dislike sunlight and …

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U.S. companies face billions in Venezuela currency losses

At least 40 major U.S. companies have substantial exposure to Venezuela’s deepening economic crisis, and could collectively be forced to take billions of dollars of write downs, a Reuters analysis shows. The companies, all members of the S&P 500, and including some of the biggest names in Corporate America such as autos giant General Motors …

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Younger users prefer biometrics to passwords

The new generation of banking customers would rather use biometric security devices than PINs and passwords for authentication, according to Visa Europe. The payments firm found that 75% of 16 to 24-year-olds, or ‘Generation Z’, said they would have no problem using biometric security, with 69% expecting it to be faster and easier than a …

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A Strong Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Strikes Offshore Panganiban, Philippines

Falklands on HIGH ALERT: Hundreds of British troops sent to Islands to boost security

They are part of a force of more than 1,000 soldiers being prepared for duty in the south Atlantic and will be sent out in five tranches of 150 to 300. They will include members of the Royal Artillery and 3 Commando, Royal Marines, with each group staying on the islands for three to six …

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A Strong Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake strikes La Punta, Argentina

Mike Huckabee: Room in the GOP tent for gay marriage supporters

There’s “room in the tent” for Republicans who support gay marriage, Mike Huckabee said Sunday. “The very fact that I talk about the relationships I have with friends who are gay indicate that I’m not a person who shuts out everyone around me who disagrees with me, ” Huckabee said on CNN’s “State of the …

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Britain Bracing for Arctic Misery

Temperatures are set to remain freezing for the next four weeks with no end to the cold spell until spring. Experts say the “coldest spell of winter” is about to bite with four inches of snow expected. Those areas so far spared snow are on alert from today with severe weather warnings in place through …

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Winter storm warning in effect for Toronto as temperatures plunge

A weather system that rolled into the GTA Sunday night could leave up to 15 cm of accumulation on the ground just in time for the Monday morning commute. Environment Canada is calling for snow, which could be heavy at times, and blowing snow, before the morning rush hour. The weather agency predicts anywhere from 10 to …

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FBI’s Cold War ‘Plan C’ Prepared For Nuclear Attack, Including Martial Law

The United States government made extreme, top-secret plans for preserving national security in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War, according to documents recently released to transparency journalism organization MuckRock. The FBI created “Plan C” in 1956, the same year the Red Army shut down the Hungarian Revolution, and if activated, Plan …

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DF-21D ballistic missiles deployed to Guangdong

To stop US carrier groups from entering South China Sea waters, the Second Artillery Corps, China’s strategic missile force, has recently deployed DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles to the southern province of Guangdong, according to the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Review. The expansion of the Second Artillery Corps unit in Guangdong began in 2010, according to a …

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Intercepted Russian bomber was carrying a nuclear missile over the Channel

RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday after two long-range TU-95 “Bear” bombers were detected flying over the English Channel. The incident was last night described as “yet another in a series of deliberately provocative” measures by President Vladimir Putin which confirmed that Nato’s status had moved firmly from “rival to adversary”.  Sources within …

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Meet Rodrigo Alves, The New ‘Human Ken Doll’

Meet Rodrigo Alves, The New 'Human Ken Doll'

After spending more than $250,000 on plastic surgery procedures, Rodrigo Alves has been dubbed the new “Human Ken Doll.” Alves, a 31-year-old flight attendant who was born in Brazil and lives in London, reportedly went under the knife on Monday in Colombia for a six-in-one operation, including an eye augmentation and a procedure to cut …

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150 turtles found dead along beaches in Baja California, Mexico.

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) detected the death of 150 specimens of sea turtle deaths during a tour conducted by Scammon Lagoon, located in Black Guerrero, Baja California Sur. The agency reported that the probable cause of death of marine turtles of the species Chelonia midas agassizii was hypothermic, at the low temperatures …

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Lindsey Graham: Send 10,000 U.S. Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State

Senator Lindsey Graham wants to put 10,000 “boots on the ground” to confront the Islamic State The South Carolina Republican, who on Thursday premiered a political action committee aimed at exploring a run for president, told Face the Nation on Sunday that the terrorist organization could launch an attack on the U.S. that would be …

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Denmark suffers the latest tragedy of “Currency Wars”

After half a decade of growing ever sleepier, the currency market has started the year with its most volatile period since 2011. As the victims of the Swiss franc detonation lick their wounds, Denmark is battling to avoid its krone becoming the next victim of the global currency wars, wielding a combination of negative interest …

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Iran Now a Nuclear-Ready State, Missiles Capable of Hitting US

Regardless of intelligence uncertainties and unknowns about Iran’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, we know enough now to make a prudent judgment that Iran should be regarded by national security decision makers as a nuclear missile state capable of posing an existential threat to the United States and its allies. On Jan. 22, The Jerusalem …

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There will be a major cancellation of debt in Europe — but it’s not in Greece

Thousands of Croats will see their debts written-off on Monday as part of an attempt to boost the economy by helping households to regain access to basic facilities including bank accounts. The scheme, which has been dubbed “fresh start”, will see the debts of around 60,000 citizens erased by banks, telecoms and utilities operators as …

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12-Year-Old Defies Odds To Sing

12 Year Old Madison has Down Syndrome, but she’s not letting that stop her from belting her heart out to John Legend’s ‘All of Me’. And while I love her performance it’s her beautiful smile that really steals the show! More

“We’re on the Verge of a Crisis” and Global Currency Wars Are Triggering It

In financial circles, it is widely acknowledged that the Federal Reserve was about to raise interest rates, but has since changed course and decided to hold firm. Why? Because currencies are tanking all across the globe, and a stronger U.S. dollar – a double-edged sword – is making export goods more expensive and hurting international …

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Chinese Stocks Tumble To Worst 3-Week Slump In A Year As Yuan Plunges To Record Discount

On the heels of worse than expected Manufacturing PMIs (both indicating economic contraction) and the “taking away” of Minsheng Bank’s CEO in a clear signal that the corruption probe is refocusing on the banking industry, Chinese stocks and currency are tumbling. Retail investors dreams are going up in smoke as the Shanghai Composite suffers its …

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Record deflation in eurozone

Consumer prices in the eurozone fell by 0.6 percent in January due to lower energy prices and global uncertainty. It’s the biggest fall since the currency zone was established. Last month eurozone deflation was 0.2 percent, which is the first time since the outbreak of the financial crisis of 2009, according to the ‘flash estimate’ …

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This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists

Did you know that the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to a 20 year low? Did you know that it has been falling consistently for an entire decade? For the past couple of years, the economic optimists have been telling us that the economy has been getting better. Well, if the …

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For the first time in recorded weather history, San Francisco received no measurable rain in January. The city’s streets stayed dry, and the month ended on Saturday with sunshine and the temperature hitting 70 degrees. The rest of the Bay Area was also dry. Meteorology consultant Jan Null tells the San Francisco Chronicle that other …

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Did Ex-Christian Katy Perry Promotes Dark Magic And LGBT Agenda At 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show?

A GREAT WAVE OF SPIRITUAL DARKNESS SETTLING IN OVER AMERICA “When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this isyour hour, and the power of darkness.” Luke 22:53 (KJV) In the recent years the Super Bowl, almost always the highest-rated and most-watched television broadcast on the …

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Global Buddhist Leader Invited to Appear at U.S. National Prayer Breakfast

The leader of Tibetan Buddhism has been invited to appear at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, an annual event that is meant to bring lawmakers together for the purpose of acknowledging the importance of prayer and faith in America. “He was invited by the organizers of the event,” John Rizzo, communications director for …

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The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

Benjamin Netanyahu, one presumes, has a keen sense of history. Therefore, Israel’s Prime Minister might reflect on what happened when an earlier best friend of the United States overstepped the diplomatic bounds.  Back in 1793, at the height of the French revolution, Edmond Genêt arrived as the new French ambassador to the US, with instructions …

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