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The 8 richest men have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest

May 19, 2017


Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are wealthy compared to most of the rest of the world. Keep that in mind. The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as […]

Glass penny sells for $70,500

January 6, 2017


We don’t usually think about R&D done by the U.S. mint, but there have been many experiments. A rare experimental glass penny made during World War II has netted a pretty penny at auction – selling for $70,500. Heritage Auctions announced Friday that the penny was sold during Thursday’s auction based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, […]

I will not watch your advertisement

September 1, 2015


If I’m interested in a news story and I click to view a video that is supposed to be that story, but instead get a brief advertisement video, guess what? I close the whole web page or app and move on. I will not be “Rick Rolled” by ads. My time on this planet is […]

Gut microbes predict undernutrition

March 3, 2015


Gut microbes may predict whether or not children will suffer undernutrition as they grow, according to a study with twins in Malawi. Tens of trillions of microbes live in the gut, where they synthesize vitamins and process nutrients in the diet to keep the body healthy. These microbes and their genes, collectively known as the […]

REWARD: 1st to answer this question earns cash money

March 2, 2015


I need a real answer, an answer that I believe does exist, but one that the company that makes the product about which I have the question could not or would not give me. The correct answer could save lives and a lot of suffering. It might also end a global scam to defraud the […]

A map of human problems

June 21, 2014


I want something I can’t find on the net: a visual interactive map of human problems and where we are along the various paths to solutions. I want everyone to be able to interact with it, add to it, vote on it! We have all this information, so organize it! Who can help? Google? I […]

Americans spent $56 billion on pets in 2013

March 13, 2014


Americans spent a record $55.7 billion on their pets last year, an industry trade group said Thursday, a figure that could increase to a whopping $60 billion this year. The amount Americans shelled out for puppy chow, cat litter, toys, grooming and all matter of indulgences last year is equivalent to the gross domestic product […]

Canada to pull out of Afghanistan

March 12, 2014


Canada’s military efforts in Afghanistan will end this month, with the withdrawal of the last 100 soldiers from Kabul, where they had been wrapping up training of Afghan National Security Forces. Canada’s involvement included efforts in diplomacy, education, women’s rights and even dam building. The five years of heavy combat cost the lives of 158 […]

Obamacare Surcharge Appearing on Restaurant Bills Across the Country

March 7, 2014


The small business mandate doesn’t go into effect until 2015, but restaurants across the country are already passing the extra costs associated with having to offer healthcare to their employees on to consumers. Double D’s Sourdough Pizza in Denver recently started adding a five percent charge to customer’s bills in order “to pay for half […]

Saddle Ridge Hoard: Buried gold coin stash worth $10,000,000

February 26, 2014


The coins were in uncirculated, mint condition, adding to their worth to collectors A California couple found a stash of gold coins buried on their property last year valued at as much as $10m (£6m), rare coin dealers have said. The 1,427 coins, which date from 1847-1894, were never circulated and are in mint condition, […]

Bitcoin near total collapse?

February 26, 2014


A major bitcoin exchange based in Japan has gone bust after secretly racking up catastrophic losses, a potentially fatal blow for the exotic new form of money. (Feb. 25, 2014) It was supposed to revolutionize the global monetary system. Instead, the bitcoin virtual currency that has captured the imagination of investors and financiers is on […]

Eight Banker Suicides Mystery Deepens

February 21, 2014


… “RIP … What happened to all the promises and plans you made? What happened to your return to Toronto? I didn’t know you were that upset! I will miss you always,” remarked the friend. Junjie had recently bought a HK$5.5 million apartment in Hong Kong and friends commented on how he always had a […]

Monsanto’s Roundup: new deadly scam exposed

February 3, 2014


Roundup is the Monsanto herbicide that is touted as the cornerstone of GMO food crops. Monsanto claims these crops are genetically engineered to withstand heavy spraying of Roundup. There are several key lies associated with these claims – but a new one has surfaced. A study to be published this month indicts Roundup and, in […]

Blue Diamond ‘Worth Tens Of Millions’ Discovered

January 31, 2014


A massive diamond with a possible price tag of more than £36m has been discovered at a mine in South Africa. The 29.6 carat blue diamond, described as being “exceptional”, was dug up at the Cullinan mine near Pretoria – owned by Petra Diamonds. Chief executive Johan Dippenaar said: “The stones in the last year […]

The FBI Seized All of TorMail’s Data and Is Using It to Catch Hackers

January 28, 2014


If you had any faith left in anonymous email services, now would be the time to let that go. New court documents show that in chasing down associates of Freedom Hosting, the FBI managed to download the entire email database of TorMail. And now it’s using that information to take on the Darknet. Just over […]

Why I just spent $170 on a few tubes of toothpaste

January 11, 2014


It is not commonly known that cavities in teeth can be healed. I figured it out ten years ago when I had ten cavities at one time. I haven’t had one since. One of my secret weapons lately has been a formula that heals cavities with ionic minerals each time you brush. It was marketed […]

Well, Bitcoin is crashing

December 13, 2013


… It had to happen some time: Bitcoin is crashing. The price of the crypto-currency tumbled nearly 21 percent on Friday to $877.46 on trading site Mt. Gox and has fallen more than 29 percent since closing at a record high of $1,237.96 on Wednesday, according to Bitcoin data tracker (Story continues after chart, […]

The IRS And SEC Want To Snoop Through Your Email Without A Warrant; Don’t Let Them

December 6, 2013


We’ve talked a lot about ECPA reform — which is the incredibly outdated “electronic communications privacy act” which actually makes sure that you have less privacy than other forms of communication. This isn’t necessarily on purpose, but because the law was written in the mid-1980s when email itself was a relatively new concept. It includes […]

NSA storing all your data for decades… on magnetic tape? Millions of years on tungsten disks?

December 3, 2013


… Tape is the oldest computer storage medium still in use. It was first put to work on a UNIVAC computer in 1951. But although tape sales have been falling since 2008 and dropped by 14% in 2012, according to the Santa Clara Consulting Group, tape’s decline has now gone into reverse: sales grew by […]

Get Ready to Pay More Online: Supremes Refuse to Hear Internet Tax Case

December 2, 2013


In another blow to the Constitution, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case by Amazon and challenging a law that requires online retailers to collect sales tax in states where they have no physical presence. The Supreme Court refusal to hear the case will allow state governments to tax online retailers […]

Bitcoin passes $1,000 mark for the first time, up over 62% in a week

November 28, 2013


Bitcoin hit a new milestone today, passing the $1,000 mark for the first time. The virtual currency is currently trading above the four-digit figure, with its highest at $1,030 on Mt. Gox, one of the largest exchanges.Last week, Bitcoin’s high for the day was $632. That means its trading value has surged 62.83 percent in […]

Someone Just Bought $148 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

November 23, 2013


Someone just transacted $148 million worth of Bitcoin. That’s about 195,000 Bitcoins. We say transacted because there is no way of knowing whether any money actually changed hands. The Bitcoins were transferred from several Blockchain “addresses” to another single address. Addresses are basically routing numbers, and an individual’s Bitcoin wallet can contain multiple addresses. So […]

US Government Being Sued for Tax Fraud

October 23, 2013


One private citizen in Georgia has reportedly filed a civil suit recently against the government for tax fraud. No attorney contacted has accepted an assistance request, saying, “[I] have never heard of this kind of suit.” …if any response was given at all. The plaintiff who has not commented publicly is rowing the boat on […]

Farmer to become millionaire after 2 DINOSAUR skeletons discovered on his land

October 23, 2013


A farmer is set to become an overnight millionaire after stumbling across the 70-million-year-old bones of two dinosaurs on his land. The enormous 38ft long Tyrannosaurus rex was discovered just a few miles from the 26ft Triceratops – and together they are set to fetch more than two million pounds. Experts have described the incredible […]

Companies will read your brain to set maximum prices you will pay

October 19, 2013


The price that companies set for their products is already a high-stakes game of psychology and competitive strategy. But there’s still a lot of guesswork and uncertainty. Would pricing be more simple and profitable if market researchers could just read consumers’ minds? Like it or not, such “feel good” pricing could be coming down the […]

Oregon bartender gets $17,500 tip

October 10, 2013


One of Aurora Kephart’s regulars at Conway’s Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield often tips her with Keno tickets from the Oregon Lottery. On Tuesday evening, the man who wishes to remain anonymous asked Kephart to choose two. When she checked the numbers, Kephart’s first ticket won $5. The second turned into a $17,500 gratuity. “The […]