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Researchers in Hawaii find lost Japanese WWII mega-sub

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CNN - Michael Pearson, 12/03/13

Researchers in Hawaii have found a mammoth World War II-era Japanese submarine scuttled by the U.S. Navy in 1946 to keep its advanced technology out of the hands of the Soviet Union.

The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii discovered the I-400 in 2,300 feet of water off the southwest coast of Oahu, according the school.

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Guardian editor defends publication of Snowden files

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The Washington Post - 12/03/13, Anthony Faiola

-/AFP/Getty Images - Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger gives evidence before the government's Home Affairs Select Committee in London on Dec. 3.


LONDON — Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on Tuesday vigorously defended his decision to publish a series of articles based on the secret files leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling a parliamentary committee that the right to continue pursuing the story goes to the heart of press freedoms and democracy in Britain.

Rusbridger also told lawmakers that the Guardian had published only 1 percent of the 58,000 files it had received from Snowden.

China plan to quit dollar infuriates US

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Press TV - KA/HGH/SS, 12/01/13

China is dropping the US dollar for other currencies.

China is dropping the US dollar for other currencies.
The decision by the Central Bank of China to no longer accumulate foreign exchange reserves in dollar has infuriated the United States, an analyst says.

Finian Cunningham made the remark in a Sunday column for Press TV amid escalation of tensions between US and China over Beijing's enforcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

Oligarchy in the Holy Land — Tiny Number of Families Dominates Israel's Economy

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AlterNet - Alex Kane, 12/02/13

After America, Israel is the most unequal "rich" country in the world when it comes to wealth.
The vast gulf between the American elite and the rest of the nation has increasingly been a hot topic of conversation since the 2008 economic crash. The 400 richest Americans have the same amount of wealth as the  bottom 50% of the American population

But most Americans probably don't know that the 2nd most unequal "rich" country is the close ally and client state of Israel, whose own oligarchs own a significant slice of the Israeli economy.

Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor

Rain's picture - 12/02/13, by Carl Gibson and Steve Horn

Serbia’s Srdja Popovic is known by many as a leading architect of regime changes in Eastern Europe and elsewhere since the late-1990s, and as one of the co-founders of Otpor!, the U.S.-funded Serbian activist group which overthrew Slobodan Milošević in 2000.

Lesser known, an exclusive investigation reveals that Popovic and the Otpor! offshoot CANVAS (Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies) have also maintained close ties with a Goldman Sachs executive and the private intelligence firmStratfor (Strategic Forecasting, Inc.), as well as the U.S. government. Popovic’s wife also worked at Stratfor for a year.

Secretive Air Force program recruits academy students to inform on fellow cadets

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Honor and deception

The Gazette - Dave Philipps, 12/01/13

A secretive Air Force program recruits academy students to inform on fellow cadets and disavows them afterward

Eric Thomas came to the academy as a soccer player, but soon became a spy. (Photo courtesy Eric Thomas)

Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students.

The Kardashian 2013 Christmas Card: A Tribute to the Illuminati Entertainment Industry

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Source: The Vigilant Citizen - 12/02/13

If there was an award for the less Christmas-y Christmas card in the History of the world, I believe that the 2013 Kardashian Christmas card would take the prize. Shot by elite fashion photographer David Lachapelle, the card is a rather grim and depressing summation of the entertainment world – an industry ruled by a shadowy elite that is turning popular culture into a toxic wasteland populated with vacuous celebs such as the Kardashians.

The wide panoramic card is filled with symbolism and references describing everything that the Illuminati entertainment industry is about. The shot takes place in an abandoned movie theater, one that appears to destroyed and vandalized.  Here’s the card (click to enlarge).


There’s a lot going on there, so let’s look at it from left to right.

Thai government defuses confrontation, protest leader says not over

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Reuters - 12/03/13, By Panarat Thepgumpanat


Anti-government protesters listen to a speech from a protest leader after they entered the compound of Government House, the site of fierce clashes with police over the last few days, in Bangkok December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa


Thailand's government ordered police on Tuesday to stop confronting protesters demanding the resignation of the prime minister, raising hope that days of political violence may end, but the leader of the campaign said the fight would go on.

After days of firing teargas and rubber bullets to hold them off, police handed out roses to flag-waving protesters after the barricades were brought down. The protesters mingled with police, shouted slogans and left peacefully.

Defying Ban on Protests, Hundreds of Thousands Spill Into Ukraine's Streets, Call for 'Revolution'

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Source: Common Dreams - 12/01/13, by Common Dreams Staff

Clashes erupted in Ukraine's capital of Kiev on Sunday when over 100,000 people defied a government ban on protests and filled Independence Square, furious over the president's refusal to sign an agreement that would lead to EU integration.   

Ukrainian protesters clash with riot police outside the president's office in Kiev. (Photo: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

Protests were held in other cities throughout Ukraine as well, bringing roughly 300,000 to the streets.

For over a week, daily protests have been held calling for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych.


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