Greece Might Be Hit With Cyprus Style Bail-Ins. Euro Crisis Getting Worse. Us Mortgage Applications Declined, A Sign That Real Estate Is Collapsing.

Greece might be hit with Cyprus style bail-ins. Euro crisis getting worse. US mortgage applications declined, a sign that real estate is collapsing. Obama signed the 1.1 trillion spending bill. Russia is opening an investigation into the central bank actions. Corporate media polls show that the America people support torture. Police will be scanning social media sites to predict crime. U.S. and Cuba are reestablishing diplomatic relations. U.S. advisers are […]

U.S. Poverty Crisis Increasing as Banks Begin Financial Deregulation!

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“New ACS 5-Year Estimates: See How Young Adults Today Compare”
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-…
“?www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/fi­les/pd/34SNAPmonthly.pdf”
http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default…
“Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world – The Washington Post”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/w…
“Wage Statistics for 2013″
http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/netcomp.cg…
“Bank of America sees $50 oil as Opec dies – Telegraph”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/oi…
“Big Banks Return to Pre-Crisis Lending Standards, Regulator Says – Bloomberg”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12…
“Why America’s middle class is lost | The Washington Post”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/busi…

The Real Reason the U.S. is Targeting Russia

Senate tries to edit out “torture” from Wikipedia

The Twitter bot account, @congressedits, tracks attempts at Wikipedia edits made from inside the US Senate, and it caught Senate staffers trying to edit out the word “torture” from the page for the Senate’s recently released torture report. The reason the person made for the edits was “bias.” The Resident discusses.

Big data scours public records to predict crime

New software allowing for predictive policing may be coming to a police department near you. Beware, made by telecommunications company Intrado, searches billions of records to find and predict potential crimes, including at the local level. RT’s Ben Swann speaks to Derek A. Smith of Excelsior College to learn more about the program.

OIL COLLAPSE: Putin to Go Nuclear on U.S. Sanctions

Scientists transplant worm’s mind to robot

Scientists have successfully transferred the mind of a worm into a robot. Responding to stimuli the way a worm would, the robot is a first step towards transferring more complex consciouses.

Are Emerging Markets at Risk of “Russian Contagion”?

We asked the editor of our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast an important question: “The collapse of the Russian ruble and stock market has made many investors afraid of contagion. What’s your take on the situation?”

Investigators determine SONY hackers working for NKorea… GINGRICH: America has lost its first cyberwar

Investigators determine SONY hackers working for NKorea

WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled its release of the comedy, which is based on a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/world/asia/us-links-north-korea-to-sony-hacking.html?_r=0

 

No one should kid themselves. With the Sony […]

James Franco, Seth Rogen have round-the-clock bodyguards in wake of threat

It’s a role-reversal that only Hollywood could come up with. In “The Interview” Seth Rogen and James Franco play unlikely assassins; now they’ve become even more unlikely targets. And Confidenti@l has learned that the actors have each been given a “giant” round-the-clock bodyguard to deal with the threat.

“They’re usually not at all the type to have security,” said an insider, “James is the kind of guy who takes the subway […]

WSJ/NBC Poll: 70% of Americans say the next president should govern differently than President Obama.

WSJ/NBC POLL: MOOD BRIGHTENS ON THE ECONOMY, NOT ON RACE RELATIONS: America’s long-standing pessimism about the economy is showing signs of waning, but the nation’s view of race relations has turned more dour. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that Americans end the year with a hopeful view of some aspects of their lives and more pessimistic views of the state of the nation. Falling gasoline prices have […]

Global life expectancy rose by 5.8 years for men and 6.6 years for women

Global life expectancy rose by 5.8 years for men and 6.6 years for women http://t.co/B9wadfQj4c pic.twitter.com/Na451BX6Zd

— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 18, 2014