Physical Gold Demand Booms Despite Sharp Price Decline in 2013

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that sales of gold coins are booming even as the metal’s price is falling. The demand for gold coins rose 63% to 241.6 metric tons during the first three quarters of 2013, according to the World Gold Council.

Edward Snowden named the “Person of the Year” 2013

Edward Snowden, who has become the most famous whistleblower in the US history and who was granted a temporary asylum in Russia, has been nominated as the “Person of the Year” 2013 by the Euronews. More than 47% of the viewers have voted for him in the contest of the mass media. He was won over Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...

Afghanistan Audits Reveal Billions in U.S. Taxpayer Waste

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the government watchdog charged with overseeing nearly $100 billion in contracts to reconstruct the country has found almost $2 billion in potential waste, fraud and abuse in the last three months alone — some of which has likely led to the deaths of American servicemen and women, according to the...

Utah Could Lose $100M – According to White House

15,000 civilian defense jobs furloughed. 9,000 fewer students served in Utah schools. Dirtier air and dirtier water. Almost $100 million less in federal dollars. These are all things that the White House has said will happen to Utah if the impending sequester takes place on March 1. Sunday, they White House released a state-by-state report detailing the impact,...

Successful Hacker Attack Could Cripple U.S. Infrastructure

A report tying the Chinese military to computer attacks against American interests has sent a chill through cyber-security experts, who worry that the very lifelines of the United States — its energy pipelines, its water supply, its banks — are increasingly at risk. The experts say that a successful hacker attack taking out just a part of the nation’s...

North Korea Threatens ‘Final Destruction’ of South Korea in UN Debate

North Korea threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the U.N Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take “second and third steps” after a nuclear test last week. “As the saying goes, a newborn puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea’s erratic behavior would only herald its final...