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Crypto Markets Slump Following SEC Bitcoin ETF Delay

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/ August 8, 2018

STORIES FROM THE PITCH – Lucky Diamond Rich Interview

Interview by: Al Millar Interviewee: Lucky Diamond Rich Original Recording Dates:March 26, 2018 Date: Aired: June 15, 2018 Location: Recorded via Skype – Al Millar in Boston, Lucky Diamond Rich in Bad Ischl, Austria Music: Intro: “Buddy” Royalty Free Jingle available in Apple Computers’ GarageBand....

/ August 8, 2018

NAPLAN results ‘on track’ to be released amid delay fears

The national assessment body says its data analysts have confirmed the two data sets can be compared, following reports some state and territory education department bosses due to meet in Canberra on Wednesday have concerns. One in five students in...

/ August 8, 2018

‘This is tough’: NSW declared 100 per cent in drought

The entire state of NSW is now impacted by drought, official figures show. A drier-than-expected June and July has left many farmers with failing crops, a short supply of water and diminishing livestock feed. According to the Department of Primary...

/ August 8, 2018

Saudi Arabia and Canada

Saudi Arabia has ordered its ambassador to Canada to come home and has expelled the Canadian ambassador, stopped Saudia flights to Canada, stated that all new commerce with Canada will now be reviewed, and told Saudi students there—there are 12,000—to...

/ August 8, 2018

UK Financial Regulator Warns Investors About ‘Clone Firm’

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/ August 8, 2018

Dentist suspended, patients warned to get tested for HIV, hepatitis

Updated August 08, 2018 10:22:48 Map: Haberfield 2045 The New South Wales Government has warned decades worth of patients at a dental surgery in Sydney's inner-west they could have been infected with bloodborne viruses. Dr James Pok-Yan Ng was suspended...

/ August 8, 2018

Death by 10,000 Cuts: The Zionist campaign to silence Palestine at SFSU

In this article, Professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, founding director and senior scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program at San Francisco State University offers an update and critical analysis of the struggle for scholarship, pedagogy and...

/ August 8, 2018

US SEC Postpones Decision Regarding Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund

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/ August 8, 2018

Could Ketamine Be the New Prozac?

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/ August 7, 2018

Futures point to steady start for Asian stocks after Wall Street gains on earnings

Asian stocks were set to trade sideways at the open on Wednesday, with trade concerns in the background and after Wall Street gained on the back of strong corporate results. Nikkei futures traded in Chicago were little changed, last higher...

/ August 7, 2018

Of Course Twitter Loves Elon Musk

Back in 2010, when the most controversial question about Twitter was whether it was too frivolous, the CEO at the time, Evan Williams, said, “We’re just realizing the promise of the Internet—the democratizing of information. Anyone can share something with...

/ August 7, 2018

Does Elon Musk’s “420” Tweet Constitute a Crime?

By Joshua Lott/Getty Images. Apparently fed up with the agitation and indignities of running a public company, Elon Musk on Tuesday made some unorthodox news on his Twitter feed. Musk’s relentless social-media habit has already gotten him into trouble a...

/ August 7, 2018

AT&T is now the sole owner of Otter Media

Otter Media is no longer a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group — AT&T announced today that it has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in the digital media company. Otter Media was founded in 2014 and owns Ellation...

/ August 7, 2018

Zuck Would Have Broken Steve Jobs’s Heart

Jobs photographed at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in 2011. By David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images. In Silicon Valley, people always talk about the void left behind by Steve Jobs. It’s a fascinating parlor game, and it usually leads to endless hypothetical...

/ August 7, 2018

Study Provides an Interesting Look at Changing Bitcoin Narratives

News Last week Nic Carter, the partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder of Coinmetrics.io, published an interesting study that looks at the ever-changing narratives tied to Bitcoin technology. Carter and his fellow researcher Hasufly scraped up a lot of...

/ August 7, 2018

Want To Stop Roundup Spraying? Then Tell Congress To Do Just That

By Catherine J. Frompovich Have you ever wanted to tell off someone in high places about something you really didn’t like?  Well, you now have a chance to do so regarding the dangerous agricultural herbicide Roundup®. The Organic Consumers Organization’s...

/ August 7, 2018

Democracy demands an educated electorate. America doesn’t have one.

9-12 Rally and Tea Party, September 12, 2009 at the Federal Building, Los Angeles, CA Shutterstock Democracy demands an educated electorate. Democracy demands responsibility on the part of the electorate to critically examine our politicians so they can make truly...

/ August 7, 2018

Families Belong Together: America’s Mothers On Trump’s Policy of Separating Families | NowThis

'I don't think there's a mother on the planet that could think of anything worse than to be separated from her children.' » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on...

/ August 7, 2018

Do You Want To Know What The FISA Court Documents Reveal? Here They Are

By Catherine J. Frompovich The folks at Judicial Watch emailed me their latest “find” regarding the ongoing Russian investigation at the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which I think my readers may want to read.  Don’t laugh, folks, but...

/ August 7, 2018

Viral Political Ads May Not Be As Persuasive As You Think

When a political ad goes viral on Facebook, conventional wisdom holds that it was a success. After all, the Golden Rule of advertising in the digital age is simple: Engagement is good. It’s good for Facebook too. The more time...

/ August 7, 2018