blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

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  • Michael Ruppert Kills Self

    Michael Ruppert April 15, 2014 (World News Trust) -- Author Michael Ruppert killed himself Sunday night with a gunshot to the head, authorities report. "I can confirm after speaking with the Napa County Sheriff's Office that yes, Michael C. Ruppert is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 100 percent confirmed," his attorney and business partner, Wesley Miller, wrote Tuesday on the ...

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  • Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed

    Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system This Nasa Earth Observatory image shows a storm system circling around an area of extreme low pressure in 2010, which many scientists attribute to climate change. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images March 14, 2014 (TheGuardian.com) -- A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center ha...

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  • Barclays, Deutsche Bank Accused of Gold Fix Manipulation | Bob Van Voris and Debarati Roy

    March 5, 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Barclays Plc (BARC), Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and three other banks were accused in a lawsuit of manipulating the London gold fix, a benchmark used throughout the $20 trillion market for the metal. Kevin Maher, a New York resident who said he bought and sold gold and gold futures and options, sued yesterday in Manhattan federal court claiming the five banks overseeing t...

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  • Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine | Vladimir Soldatkin and Alexei Anishchuk

    A Russian navy ship enters the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 4, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner March 4, 2014 -- 10:42 a.m. EST -- MOSCOW (Reuters) -- President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia's actions in Crimea on Tuesday and reserved the right to use force in Ukraine as a last resort, but he sought to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet re...

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  • Stocks Rally From Biggest Slump in Month as Bonds Retreat | Stephen Kirkland and Callie Bost

    March 4, 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Global stocks rebounded from the biggest drop in a month, bonds retreated and the ruble rallied as Russia stepped back from escalating the crisis in Ukraine . The MSCI All-Country World Index increased 0.9 percent at 9:30 a.m. in New York, led by Russian equities as the Micex Index (INDEXCF) jumped 4.9 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPA) climbed 0.8 percent...

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  • U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Global Equities Selloff on Ukraine | Sofia Horta e Costa and Callie Bost

    Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images A Russian soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea, Ukraine, on March 3, 2014. March 3, 2014 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks sank, tracking a global selloff in equities, as Russia’s threat to invade Ukraine sent investors searching for havens. General Electric Co. and Caterpillar Inc. each plunged 1.2 percent to...

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  • U.S. consumer spending rises, boosted by jump in services | Reuters

    March 3, 2014 -- 9:23 a.m. EST -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in January as outlays on services recorded their largest increase since late 2001, likely driven by demand for heating. The Commerce Department said on Monday consumer spending increased 0.4 percent after advancing by a revised 0.1 percent in December. Spending was previously reported to have ...

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  • U.S. factory activity growth hits highest since May 2010: Markit

    Workers stand in the steel coil yard at the ThyssenKrupp Steel USA factory in Calvert, Alabama November 22, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Lyle Ratliff March 3, 2014 -- 9:10 a.m. EST -- NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in February, rising more than expected to its highest since May 2010, an industry report showed on Monday. Financial data firm Markit said the final read of its...

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  • Ukraine Mobilizes After Putin's 'Declaration Of War' | Natalia Zinets and Alissa de Carbonnel

    People watch a Russian Navy ship enter the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 2, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner March 3, 2014 -- KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) -- Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since ...

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  • News Dump -- Feb. 9, 2014

    World News Trust and Airlight LLC present News Dump 9 Feb. 2014. Gregory Crawford and Francis Goodwin hosts. Deborah Goodwin camera operator. Airlight Studios, Stockbridge, Vermont.

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  • A New Physics Theory of Life | Katherine Taylor

    Jeremy England, a 31-year-old physicist at MIT, thinks he has found the underlying physics driving the origin and evolution of life. Jan. 22, 2014 ( Quanta Magazine ) -- Why does life exist? Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physic...

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