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Dramatic report: Inside the battle for Syria’s ancient Christian village

Anti-Assad rebels have been forced out of many parts of Syria’s ancient Christian village of Maaloula, but the fighting there remains heavy, RT correspondent Maria Finoshina reports from the scene. After arriving in the center of the village Wednesday, Maria Finoshina and the RT camera crew saw signs of a recent battle and heard shelling. Syrian Army soldiers said the …

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The Science of Raising Your Vibration

Marc Oromaner, Contributor Waking Times Anyone who travels within spiritual circles has probably heard about “vibrations.” The context is usually that someone with a higher vibration is somehow more spiritual or that the goal of the individual is to raise his or her vibration. But what does this really mean? Is it all just spiritual mumbo jumbo or is there …

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NSA’s Corruption of Cryptography and Its Methods of Coercion

I want to return to last week’s Edward Snowden related scoop (Guardian, ProPublica/NYT) that the NSA has corrupted cryptography. Remember, there are several reasons the story was important: NSA lost the battle for the Clipper Chip and turned instead to achieve the same goals via means with less legal sanction NSA broke some companies’ encryption by “surreptitiously stealing their encryption …

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Launching wars in foreign countries commonplace for US: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the warmongering policies of the United States, saying that military intervention in foreign countries has become commonplace for Washington. “It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States,” Putin wrote in an article for the New York Times titled, A Plea for Caution from …

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5 Corporations Profiting From Your Fear – Abby Martin

Abby Martin attention to five corporations that are profiting from the constant fear mongering that keeps the US at war and has resulted in the slow erosion of Americans’ civil liberties.     The question is “Just what exactly is our national security even protecting us from”?

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Wall Street drifts higher with eyes on Fed

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 set to post its largest weekly gain in two months, with traders focusing on next week’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and its expected reduction of stimulus. Despite indications economic growth slowed somewhat in the third quarter, the Fed is seen trimming its monthly asset purchases by $10 billion …

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HIV vaccine developed that could clear AIDS from the body

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have been testing an HIV vaccine on primates for the past 10 years. The scientists have had success treating monkeys with SIV, the human equivalent of HIV. The next step is an AIDS vaccine for humans. The vaccine is a new concept in HIV treatment because it uses cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus …

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Top 1% took record share of 2012 US income

The income disparity between the wealthiest 1 percent of American earners and everyone else widened to a record gap in 2012. The Associated Press reports the top 1 percent of US earners made 19.3 percent of national household income in 2012, the largest slice of the proverbial pie since the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began keeping records a century ago. …

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Events, Perception, Truth, and Subjective Reality

Steve Pavlina, Guest Waking Times What exactly is an event? An event is something that happens at a given place and time. An event is essentially a point or interval in space-time. Place and time are both relative concepts. To define a place, you need a reference location. Places are defined by relationships, such as by coordinates (relative to a …

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Major General Smedley Butler – The Military Industrial Complex’s Original Whistleblower

Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer Waking Times After marking the 12th anniversary of the terrible events of 9/11 and remembering the over 3000 lives that were lost, the American people find themselves embroiled in endless military conflict without clear objectives, without a clear definition of who or what we are still fighting, and without respectable leadership. This confusion has been highlighted …