According to USA Today, the plane landed at the airport in Istanbul after a passenger, reportedly with a bomb, attempted to hijack the aircraft. (Link)

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The US economy added just 113,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate edged down to 6.6 per cent – dashing hopes of a steady acceleration in the recovery and posing a challenge to Janet Yellen in her first weeks as Federal Reserve chair. (Link)

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reality isn’t close to what we think it is. (Link)

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As Compact Fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs are becoming more common, more people are finding they feel sick near them. There seems to be more health risks than just the mercury in these CFL bulbs. (Link)

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California is in the midst of extreme drought, possibly its worst since the 1970s.

The state is running out of water, some ranchers have been forced to kill off herds they can’t feed without native grass, and farmers are struggling to grow crops. (Link)

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You don’t have to ask major U.S. corporations if the middle class is dying. (Link)

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Everyone Loves A Police State

Posted: February 5, 2014 in Current Events
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No tyrant rises to power calling himself a tyrant. Tyranny is never sold as tyranny. Every tyrannical regime of history considered itself to be patriotic and compassionate; and the people who supported and submitted to such regimes considered themselves to be patriotic and compassionate, as well. The police state is never called that by those who promote it; they call it “law and order,” “keeping the peace,” “protecting the homeland,” etc. (Link)

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Terry Burnham, former Harvard economics professor, author of “Mean Genes” and “Mean Markets and Lizard Brains,” provocative poster on this page and long-time critic of the Federal Reserve, argues that the Fed’s efforts to strengthen America’s banks have perversely weakened them. (See our 2005 segment with Burnham below about how “lizard brains” influence our economic decisions.) (Link)

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FDA approves ingestible pill camera

Posted: February 5, 2014 in Other