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With 80% of bitcoin mined, fears rise it will become another fiat currency

As bitcoin gets closer to its 21-million-unit limit, enthusiasts say buying the cryptocurrency will gradually become much harder, making it more valuable. Others say it will stop being decentralized. Over 16,800,000 BTC have been mined as of January 13. It is impossible to predict when all the 21 million will have been mined. Some are saying that it can be ...

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Communist party poll-ratings rise after non-communist contender enters fray

The nomination of farm mogul Pavel Grudinin as a candidate in Russia’s upcoming presidential election has seen a significant rise in the Communists’ popularity rating, even though the new challenger is not a party member. A survey by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed that the ratings of the CPRF have reached 11 percent, with the Communists surpassing the ...

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Teacher handcuffed by police for criticizing pay rise at school meeting (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:24 A Louisiana teacher was arrested on Monday after voicing opposition to a superintendent’s wage increase at a meeting of the school board, in an incident caught on camera. Deyshia Hargrave was handcuffed and removed from the meeting before being brought to the local police station. Hargrave, an English language teacher at the Rene A. ...

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Pot use among pregnant women of all ages continues rise – study

More than one-fifth of American teenagers are using marijuana during pregnancy, a new study finds. Use of the drug, found to impair an infant’s brain development and function, is on the rise with pregnant women of all ages. The number of women who self-reported using marijuana during their pregnancy rose from 2.4 percent in 2009 to 3.9 percent in 2016, ...

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Festive feeling leads to rise in September babies – study

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:12 It’s official: we do have more sex at Christmas and that’s why September babies outnumber those born during the rest of the year, according to joint US-Portuguese research. A team from Indiana University and the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal has discovered that, rather than being linked to seasonal changes in human biology ...

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Gold 2.0 or bubble? The hopes and fears of bitcoin's rapid rise (RT DEBATE)

Bitcoin has grown 10-fold in a year, and debate is as hot as ever whether the world’s top cryptocurrency is a bubble waiting to burst. RT’s Max Keiser and economics professor Steve Keen debate how soon the meteoric rise will have to stop. On Wednesday, bitcoin broke through the $ 10,000 milestone, defying skeptics and fiat currency fans that have ...

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‘Time to destroy white Alabama’: Tensions rise ahead of Senate election

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 20:52 The hotly contested Alabama election for a US Senate seat just crossed from sexual harassment accusations into racial politics, as a prominent activist brought up the ghosts of the Civil War to threaten ‘white Alabama’ if the Republican candidate won. “If white people elect Roy Moore in Alabama, no decent human being should ever ...

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Pentagon sexual misconduct on the rise, Defense watchdog says

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 07:37 The US Department of Defense has revealed that allegations of sexual misconduct against top Pentagon officials has risen by over 10 percent in the last two years. That’s according to a report by the Pentagon inspector general who found that misconduct allegations against senior officials rose by 13 percent, from 710 in the fiscal ...

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German military exports to Saudi Arabia, Egypt rise fivefold in 2017, slammed by opposition

The German government has revealed that the total value of its arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the third quarter of 2017 has quintupled in comparison to the same period last year. The news provoked a wave of outrage from the opposition. Read more While Egypt and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a long-running bombing campaign in war-torn ...

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Greedy? Banks hike mortgage rates but delay savings account rise

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 13:25 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2017 13:25 While Britain’s big banks jumped at the chance to increase charges on their mortgages this week, they were in no hurry to pass benefits on to savers. This after the Bank of England (BoE) voted to raise interest rates for the first time in over a decade. Millions ...

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