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Scotland bans the growing of GMO crops

Wheat crop

Scotland says it will ban genetically modified crops on its soil. According to officials, the move will protect the environment. They are also taking advantage of new EU laws, allowing member states to decide whether they want to grow the crops or not. Although the EU imports large quantities of …

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Ron Paul: Secession movements are a response to excessive government

Ron Paul secession

On the heels of a failed attempt in Scotland to separate from the UK, longtime American lawmaker Ron Paul is opening up about his take on secessionism in the United States. Recent polling suggests that roughly a quarter of Americans support the notion of being able to have their state separate from …

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Does the UK have anything to offer Scotland besides threats?

Independence Scotland

Scottish voters finally have the opportunity to fulfill William Wallace’s dream of a Scotland that is free and independent of England forever. All they have to do is vote yes next week. Without a doubt, a divorce from the British would be quite messy, and life would probably be more …

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Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

Royal Bank of Scotland

Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18. Recent polls indicating pro-union and independence camps are neck and neck have rocked British financial markets and pushed the pound to its lowest …

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“Independent” Scotland could claim part of $12.6b gold reserves

Scottish gold

The distribution of the UK’s assets in the event of Scottish independence would be subject to negotiation between an independent Scottish Government and the continuing UK government, a spokesman for the United Kingdom Treasury said. The United Kingdom, whose reserves are worth 7.84 billion pounds ($12.6 billion) at today’s prices, …

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RBS completes 600000 delayed payments after technical glitch

Royal Bank of Scotland RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has repaid the 600,000 customers who suffered on Wednesday when payments into their accounts failed to show up, the banking group announced this morning. The bank blamed the glitch on a technical error, as a package of incoming payments was not processed correctly, leaving RBS and NatWest …

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Scotland: every child to have “State Guardian” from birth

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Dystopian plan would see government social worker assigned to spy on every family Every child in Scotland is to be assigned a “state minder” from birth under draconian new proposals that would enable the government to spy on families under the justification of preventing “child abuse”. Writing in the Scotsman …

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FREEDOM!! Scots rally in mass for their independence

Thousands of supporters of Scottish independence have taken part in a pro-independence rally in the center of Edinburgh. People flocked to the capital from across Scotland for the rally. Local police estimated that up to 5,000 people gathered for The March and Rally for an Independent Scotland, which is not …

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RBS traders boast of making major $$$ by rigging interest rates

RBS libor

Senior traders at Royal Bank of Scotland boasted about operating a “cartel” that made “amazing” amounts of money by rigging interest rates, it has been disclosed. Internal messages revealed in court documents apparently show how traders claimed they could manipulate Libor, which is used to set borrowing costs for millions …

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The super-rich are putting their money into this asset

Rich

The super-rich are looking to protect their wealth through buying record numbers of “Italian job” style gold bars, according to bullion experts. The number of 12.5kg gold bars being bought by wealthy customers has increased 243pc so far this year, when compared to the same period last year, said Rob …

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Monsanto kicked out of Greece and Latvia

Monsanto spraying crops GMO

First Scotland and Germany booted GMOs from their countries, citing fear of GMO crops contaminating their food supplies and concern over putting their food and beverage industries in jeopardy. Now, Greece and Latvia are telling Monsanto exactly what they can do with their genetically modified crops. The tide is turning. A tipping point …

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UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms

cctv

Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings. The survey is based on a freedom of information request conducted by Big Brother Watch, an anti-surveillance activist group. …

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Another BBC broadcaster admits to sexual assaults on children

Stuart Hall pedo

Former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted assaulting 13 girls as young as nine years old between 1967 and 1986. The former It’s A Knockout presenter was branded as an “opportunistic predator” by prosecutors after admitting he had carried out a series of attacks on girls, from whom the youngest …

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Dollar collapse: 7 of 10 Asian countries turn to yuan

USD Dollar Yuan money

A “renminbi bloc” has been formed in East Asia, as nations in the region abandon the US dollar and peg their currency to the Chinese yuan — a major signal of China’s successful bid to internationalize its currency, a research report has said. The Peterson Institute for International Economics, or …

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NatWest bank may start charging customers to hold cash

NatWest bank charge customers hold cash

NatWest has said it may start charging customers to hold cash if the economy takes a tumble. The bank warned more than one million of its customers it could introduce negative interest rates if that were to happen. This would mean customers are effectively paying the bank to hold their …

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Big Pharma giant Bayer seeks to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion

Bayer Monsanto big pharma GMO

German drugs and chemical giant Bayer has offered to pay $62 billion to buy American GMO giant Monsanto. Bayer’s takeover bid, made on Monday, values Monsanto shares at $122 apiece. The acquisition of Monsanto “would be a compelling opportunity to create a global agriculture leader, while reinforcing Bayer as a life …

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Six banks fined $5.8 billion for market rigging

Citi JPMorgan Barclays RBS UBS

Editor’s note: these banks made billions more from their crimes, let alone received billions of $ in bailouts which the tax payers funded. So will we receive this money? Will any of these bankers ever go to jail for their crimes? If you or I committed the crimes that these bankers are guilty of we would …

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