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US banks can now offer crypto custody services

Regulator’s letter states that nationally chartered financial institutions have permission to hold wallet keys   The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has decided to allow all nationally chartered American banks to provide custody services for cryptocurrencies. In a public letter dated July 22, Senior Deputy Comptroller and Senior Counsel Jonathan Gould wrote…

A “Brazen Giveaway” GOP HEALS Act Is a $30 Billion Bonanza for the Pentagon – Global Research

On Monday the Senate GOP released their outline for a new $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. A successor to March’s CARES Act, the 177-page document, named the HEALS Act, includes no funding for hazard pay, the Postal Service, state and local governments, nutrition assistance, or help for uninsured or underinsured Americans, but incorporates a $29.4 billion…

The ultimate divide and conquer

The ultimate divide and conquer

It has frequently been observed that terror can rule absolutely only over people who are isolated against each other and that therefore one of the primary concerns of tyrannical government is to bring this isolation about. Isolation may be the beginning of terror; it certainly is its most fertile ground; it always is its result….

Soap dodger: meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong

Soap dodger: meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong

Hand-washing aside, James Hamblin has not used soap for five years. He warns that our obsession with being clean is harming the microbiome that keeps us healthy When James Hamblin tells people he has not used soap in the shower for five years, they tend not to hold back in expressing their disgust. “It’s one…

For the Amazon’s only wild dog, deforestation is a very real threat

For the Amazon’s only wild dog, deforestation is a very real threat

The short-eared dog, an elusive species endemic to the Amazon, could lose 30% of its habitat in just the next seven years. Researchers say the species should be listed as vulnerable, instead of near threatened, on the IUCN Red List to highlight the threats it faces from habitat loss and climate change. New research shows…

A step closer to superhumans: scientists claim that a nanoparticle injection in the eyes could give people night vision

Giving a person infrared night vision through an eye injection seems like a premise for a science fiction movie. A recent study, however, by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), shows that this may be much closer to reality. The term “night vision” is often associated with bulky goggles worn by soldiers to help them see in the…

Soap dodger: meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong

Soap dodger: meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong

Hand-washing aside, James Hamblin has not used soap for five years. He warns that our obsession with being clean is harming the microbiome that keeps us healthy When James Hamblin tells people he has not used soap in the shower for five years, they tend not to hold back in expressing their disgust. “It’s one…

Op-Ed: the exit of 12,000 US troops

Op-Ed: the exit of 12,000 US troops

… is the single worst event in German history Today’s Caitlin Johnstone essay has been replaced with a National News Conglomerate op-ed by General Hank Hammerfist. NNC: Obey. The Trump administration has begun slashing the US military presence in Germany from an almost satisfactory 36,000 troops to a practically microscopic 24,000. I think we can all…

Hydroxychloroquine, COVID, FDA; and Pharma

Hydroxychloroquine, COVID, FDA; and Pharma

 …  and all its whores around the world “We are talking about private contracts outside the scope of government. We’re talking about local barter, and the issuing of local currencies, the building of private money systems. During the Great Depression, many citizens looked around and said, ‘We still have land and food, we still have…

Conflict of Interest: Morrison’s COVID Commission

Conflict of Interest: Morrison’s COVID Commission

 … just got a whole lot more secretive The powerful COVID-19 commission has been made even less transparent, in changes that move it to work as an advisory board to cabinet. Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas) Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s powerful COVID-19 commission, tasked with charting a way out of the coronavirus…