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What Is The Impact Of A Technical Treasury Default?

Given the lack of a precedent, it is hard to quantify the impact on the financial markets in the event that the Treasury was to miss payment on a UST. In 1979, the Treasury did delay payments on $122mn worth of bills maturing on April 26, May 3 and May 10, 1979. However, the Treasury blamed the delay on an unprecedented volume of participation by small investors and the unanticipated failure of word-processing equipment used to prepare schedules needed to cut them individual paper checks.
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Man sets himself on fire at National Mall

Flames and smoke from the self-immolating man near 7th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW, were visible from the Capitol, where some staffers watched the scene from west facing windows, just a day after a car chase that ended with the shooting death of a woman just outside the Hart Senate Office Building.
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Jesse Ventura Calls For

The irony of Jesse Ventura calling for a new "American Revolution" in a conversation with Brit Piers Morgan is not lost on us but the former Governor of Minnesota asks some awkwardly open questions in this 'colorful' interview.
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The “Hyper-meritocracy” – an Oxymoron Led by Criminal Morons

The mortgage fraud crisis occurred because the fraudulent CEOs whose banks created the twin epidemics of mortgage origination fraud deliberately generated a series of Gresham’s dynamics that produced an unethical race to the bottom in the professions that aided and abetted the loan origination fraud.
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Government Lies About Spying Again and Again … Here’s What’s REALLY Going On

The heads of the intelligence services have repeatedly been caught lying about spying … again and again and again and again. Security expert Bruce Schneier writes: “This is getting silly … Now they’re just looking shiftier and shiftier.” It has gotten so bad that a leading groups concludes: “US Government Fails Honesty Standards of 12 Year Olds“. And even liberal publications are forced to conclude that Obama is intentionally lying about spying
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Capitol Car Chase And Shooting Happens The Same Day As Major First Responder Drill In DC Area

Although more details are bound to come out shedding more light on this situation, new reports have revealed that the woman was unarmed. This raises serious questions about the actions of the Capitol Police not to mention the blatant media sensationalism surrounding this event.  One interesting item of note is that this event coincided with a government sanctioned drill called Capital Shield 14 that was happening in the DC area today.
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Conspiracy Classic: ‘Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars’

Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars is a classic text of the conspiracy theorist subculture: A document that lays out step-by-step a plan to conquer the world through propaganda, currency devaluation, economic shock and constant warfare, among other things.
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Ibragim Todashev’s Girlfriend Held in Solitary

Ibragim Todashev, the Chechnyan immigrant who was believed to have connections to the Boston Marathon bombings, was shot dead under questionable circumstances during an interview with an FBI agent earlier this year. Now, his girlfriend is being held in solitary confinement in a Florida prison and according to reports has been told she may be deported for talking to the press.
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US Banks Stuffing ATMs With 20-30% More Cash In Case Of Panicked Withdrawals

Even as the fearmongering over the debt ceiling hits proportions not seen since 2011 (when it was the precipitous drop in the market that catalyzed a resolution in the final minutes, and when four consecutive 400 point up and down DJIA days cemented the deal – a scenario that may be repeated again), some banks are taking things more seriously
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30 Statistics About Americans Under The Age Of 30 That Will Blow Your Mind

Why are young people in America so frustrated these days? You are about to find out. Most young adults started out having faith in the system. They worked hard, they got good grades, they stayed out of trouble and many of them went on to college. But when their educations where over, they discovered that the good jobs that they had been promised were not waiting for them at the end of the rainbow.
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Minnesota Obamacare exchange leaks private information of 2,400 people

Less than 24 hours after the Obamacare exchanges opened on October 1 – and indeed before the exchange database even went live – the first reported breach of privacy occurred. An employee of MNsure, Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange, accidentally sent an unencrypted email to the wrong person. The email contained the private information of over two thousand people, and went to a local insurance broker.
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Medical insanity: Prozac prescriptions rise sharply in family pets

The culture of prescription drug addiction in America seems to be spreading to the pet population, as an increasing number of pet owners opt to medicate their furry family members into behavioral compliance with mind-altering mood medications like Prozac. A recent report by MyFoxNY.com explains that more pet owners are choosing to dope up their pets with calming meds in order to address behavioral issues rather than simply spend more time exercising and playing with them, which is what they really need.
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Food Waste: The Next Food Revolution

Jesse Hirsch and Reyhan Harmanci have a tremendous article about food waste in the new Modern Farmer, which tells us that “Half the food in the last year was thrown out. One billion people are hungry.
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Shutdown-palooza Is Sickening

Just about every single media outlet has been plastered with "shutdown" propaganda. It's so thick that you can almost feel their fear, which is Americans may not really give a sh*t.
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The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner Has Shady Government Ties, Anonymous Says

Yesterday, just as the US government shut itself down and put 800,000 people temporarily out of work, the hacktivist group Anonymous—who the FBI wrongly declared to be dead in August—released a video statement with an accompanying Pastebin document claiming that there are definitive links between AuthenTec, the company that developed the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint scanner, and the US government.
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Mayor Bloomberg Uses Private Email To Avoid FOI Requests; Has No Plans To Retain Archive Of Office, NYPD Emails

It appears New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has left no process unexploited during his term as the city's boss, creating a hybrid police/nanny-state firmly founded on the principle that "Bloomberg knows best." If anyone dared to express their doubts, they were swiftly assuaged in a condescending tone that let the questioner know that asking such questions was not only foolish, but also potentially dangerous.
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Drone crash lands in Manhattan

A small helicopter drone flying high above buildings on the East side of Manhattan crash landed just feet away from a businessman during the Monday evening rush hour.
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Tom Clancy Dead at 66: Sources

Author Tom Clancy, whose novel, “The Hunt for Red October” propelled him to fame, fortune and status as a favorite storyteller of the American military, has died, according to sources with his publisher and family. He was 66.
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Widespread Glitches in 34 States

The Web-based marketplaces that form the centerpiece of the president’s health-care law opened for business across the nation Tuesday morning, but many applicants ran into technical glitches that prevented them from signing up for health coverage.
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Dollar falls after US shutdown

The dollar has fallen against a range of currencies, driven by fears that a partial shutdown of the US government will hit the country’s economy.
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