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August 2011, Facebook created some anti-spam algorithms which were intended to ward off suspicious spam, but some environmental activists were targeted as well and unable to post on like-minded Facebook pages for three weeks. Facebook has sent apology notes out and is changing this automated system. Facebook’s spokesman Andrew Noyes says that Facebook isn’t in the […]
On US military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan burn pits are being used as a main resource for disposing of garbage, military waste, and human waste. Journalist J. Malcolm Garcia writes that, “The pits incinerate discarded human body parts, plastics, hazardous medical material, lithium batteries, tires, hydraulic fluids, and vehicles. Jet fuel keeps pits burning […]
In Mathew Cardinale’s article “First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions in Secret Bailouts,” he wrote that the audit of the Federal Reserve “revealed 16 trillion dollars in secret bank bailouts” (8/28/2011). He described how many financial institutions would boast that they had plenty of cash in their reserves while they were actually receiving loans. Sixteen […]
While many of the rationalizations describe resources, especially oil, as the reasons why we should be Libya, an increasing number of people think these reasons revolve around financial reasons and protecting the value of the American dollar. According to the IMF, Libya’s Central Bank is 100% state owned. It is significant that in the months […]