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A massive trove of gold kept under lock and key five stories below Manhattan at the New York Federal Reserve has been undergoing its first audit in history. It could put conspiracy theories - for example, that the gold is a sham - to sleep for good. According to the official record, the US government keeps billions of dollars in...
Almost immediately after the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter, calling the shooting a beautiful punishment from an angry God. Westboro Church leader Margie Phelps sent out a tweet that read, “God sent another shooter?” The shooting claimed the lives of seven victims, and left many injured. The alleged attacker  Wade Michael...
Are doctors going crazy? US psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children in one third of all visits, which is a rate almost three times higher than during the 1990’s. Roughly 90 percent of antipsychotic prescriptions written between 2005 and 2009 were prescribed for something other than what the US Food and Drug Administration approves them for. Researchers say the increase in...
While the official US unemployment rate lies just above 8 percent, real jobless rates are almost three times that high in some states, with the national “real” unemployment rate lying at 15 percent in July. The US government’s official unemployment rate, now at 8.3 percent, only takes into consideration those who have no job and are looking for work. This...
The challenges, he said, were real. He called them serious and said there were many. America had gathered because the country had “chosen hope over fear; unity of purpose over conflict and discord,” and proclaimed “an end to the petty grievances and false promises.” But three years to the day that Barack Obama told millions of Americans that it was these...

Class war coming to America

Never mind the budding war between America and Iran. A skirmish could be coming a lot closer to home and it might even be as centrally located as your own city. In only two years, tensions have grown greatly between the upper and lower classes. The results from a recent survey out of the Pew Research Center reveal that 66...