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Oklahoma Had Nearly 2,000 Earthquakes Last Year From Fracking

Oklahoma has registered about 1,829 earthquakes in the past year, attributable to wastewater injection from deep underground drilling wells — wells that will likely multiply under an incoming Donald Trump administration. The state saw a record-breaking year, with a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in September and 4.5-magnitude and 5.0-magnitude ones in November, after which the governor declared…

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Becomes Best Seller In Germany

An annotated edition of “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s notorious manifesto, has become a non-fiction best-seller in Germany. The publisher said Tuesday that a sixth print run will go on sale later this month. Some 85,000 copies of the book have been sold since it was first published a year ago, according to the Munich-based Institute…

Bolton: Cut Aid To All Who Voted Against Israel In UN Resolution

Picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be a key figure in the US State Department John Bolton is calling on the US to impose harsh cuts in US aid to “retaliate” against all 14 nations which voted in favor of the UN Security Council resolution critical of Israel’s settlement expansion. Bolton suggested this as leverage…

Snopes Conveniently Silent On WaPost’s Fake Story About Russia Hacking US Power Grid

(ANALYSIS) — Snopes, one of the new arbiters of Fake News for Facebook, has been utterly remiss in its fact-checking duties by failing to report the false allegation The Russians hacked into Vermont’s power grid — perhaps because the original claim appeared in the Washington Post. But for whatever reason, Snopes — whose CEO David…

Disturbing Video Confirms Myanmar’s Human Rights Abuses Against Rohingya

YANGON, Myanmar (REPORT) — Newly revealed video of Myanmar police beating Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state has weakened months of government claims that its forces have not committed abuses in the tense and isolated region it has largely closed off to foreigners since a deadly insurgent attack in October. The footage has made it more…

The Washington Post’s New ‘Fake News’ On Russian ‘Hack’

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been hacked – cue a national American trauma, allegations of dirty tricks, fears that democracy has been subverted, all leading to what the next U.S. president would call “our long national nightmare.” Instead, I am dipping back into history – the old Watergate scandal – when Richard Nixon’s “plumbers”…

New Study Suggests Cannabis Could Help Ease The Opioid Epidemic

AUSTIN, Texas — A new study suggests that cannabis could help ease the deadly opioid epidemic in the United States. Participants reported “a notable decrease in their use of conventional pharmaceutical agents,” including a 42-percent drop in the use of opiates, according to the pilot study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology on Oct. 13. The…

The New Silk Road In Central America: Nicaragua Marches Forward

Proponents of Western capitalism tend to talk a lot about “development.” If one reads the publications of the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund, or writings of economists like Milton Friedman and Jeffrey Sachs, one gets the impression that Western corporations are helping impoverished countries by doing business with them. The reality of the…