http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/148220-ibm-makes-watson-the-size-of-a-pizza-box-starts-offering-cloud-access-to-doctors

IBM makes Watson the size of a pizza box, starts offering cloud access to doctors | ExtremeTechWhen the robot uprising is finally underway, you might look back on the year 2011 as the beginning of the end. That was the year IBM’s Watson supercomputer trounced its squishy human opponents on the quiz show Jeopardy.

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http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/14/real_estate/foreclosures/index.html

Foreclosure filings fall to lowest level since 2007@CNNMoney February 14, 2013: 1:00 AM ET Foreclosure filings in January fell to levels not seen since 2007. Foreclosure filings in January plunged to their lowest level since April 2007. Notices of default, scheduled auctions, bank repossessions and other filings fell to 150,864 last month, a 7% decline from the previous month and a 28% drop from January 2012, according to RealtyTrac.

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http://news.yahoo.com/debate-gun-control-ask-whether-congress-power-regulate-165053730–politics.html

Debate on gun control should ask whether Congress has power to regulateGun control has become one of the preeminent battles of 2013. During a press conference last month, in which he was surrounded by children, President Obama urged Congress to ban “assault” (automatic) weapons, limit magazines to 10 bullets, and introduce universal background checks for all firearm buyers.

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-dollar-collapse-where-is-germanys-gold/

U.S. Dollar Collapse: Where is Germany’s Gold? | Global ResearchU.S. Dollar Collapse: Where is Germany’s Gold? The financial world was shocked this month by a demand from Germany’s Bundesbank to repatriate a large portion of its gold reserves held abroad. By 2020, Germany wants 50% of its total gold reserves back in Frankfurt – including 300 tons from the Federal Reserve.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/03/jsoc-obama-secret-assassins

JSoc: Obama’s secret assassinsThe film Dirty Wars, which premiered at Sundance, can be viewed, as Amy Goodman sees it, as an important narrative of excesses in the global “war on terror”. It is also a record of something scary for those of us at home – and uncovers the biggest story, I would say, in our nation’s contemporary history.

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http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/12/the-single-biggest-threat-to-bank-of-america-today.aspx

The Single Biggest Threat to Bank of America Today (BAC)This is the first in a series of five articles covering Bank of America’s legal problems since the financial crisis. Check back throughout the week as we publish the rest of the series. If Bank of America ( ) faced death by supernova during the financial crisis, in the years since, it’s been battling death by a thousand cuts.

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http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/11/michael_moore_chris_hedges_on_challenging

Michael Moore, Chris Hedges on Challenging NDAA Indefinite Detention and the “Corporate Coup d’√Čtat”The ability of the U.S. government to jail people without charge or trial is now back in court. A group of reporters, scholars and activists are suing the Obama administration over the controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, saying it could allow for the indefinite detention of journalists and others who interact with certain groups.

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Who Controls The Money? An Unelected, Unaccountable Central Bank Of The World Secretly Does | News Beacon Irelandby Michael Snyder Copyright ¬© 2013 The Economic Collapse published on the Economic Collapse 5 Feb 2013 republished here under the term of “Fair Use” Bank of International Settlements at night (Photo-by-Wladyslaw) An immensely powerful international organization that most people have never even heard of secretly controls the money supply of the entire globe.

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Icelandic MP planning Bradley Manning support trip despite US legal threats – RTIcelandic parliament deputy Birgitta Jonsdottir. (AFP Photo / Halldor Kolbeins) Despite potential legal retribution from American authorities, the Icelandic MP and WikiLeaks member who released the infamous ‘Collateral Murder’ video showing US war crimes in Iraq has announced plans to visit the land of the free.

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The State of the Union: Is Rule of Law in Peril or Is it No More? | Accuracy.OrgCHRIS HEDGES, [email] Hedges just wrote the piece ” The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State,” which states: “On Wednesday a few hundred activists crowded into the courtroom of the Second Circuit, the spillover room with its faulty audio feed and dearth of chairs, and Foley Square outside the Thurgood Marshall U.S.

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http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_ndaa_and_the_death_of_the_democratic_state_20130211/

Chris Hedges: The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State – TruthdigIllustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges On Wednesday a few hundred activists crowded into the courtroom of the Second Circuit, the spillover room with its faulty audio feed and dearth of chairs, and Foley Square outside the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan where many huddled in the cold.

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http://gimby.org/blogs/inspected-inspector-general-blog/20130211/probe-bank-america-settlement-says-consumer-group

GIMBY | Blog | Probe Bank of America settlement, says consumer groupSome investigative tales are known as “whodunits.” Maybe this one should be dubbed a “howdunit.” Last month, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) approved a $3.55 billion settlement between Bank of America and federal mortgage backer…

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http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/american-humor-texas-grit/2013/feb/10/too-big-care-bank-america-serves-lawsuits-not-cust/

Too big to care: The Bank of America serves lawsuits, not customersWASHINGTON, DC, February 10, 2013 – If the banking industry had a “biggest losers” award, Bank of America Corp. (B of A) would win – and that’s not a good thing. B of A comes by its image problem honestly, and this may be the only way that “honesty” and “Bank of America” can be paired in a sentence without prompting laughter from bystanders.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/07/mindfulness-practice-can-change-your-life_n_2624662.html

WATCH: Mindfulness Can Be ‘Life-Changing’It’s pretty common to imagine how you’ll celebrate the week’s end. And it’s also pretty likely you’ve reminisced about last weekend, thanks to social-oriented life trackers like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. But one chunk of our lives that can go missing from our thoughts is the present moment: The now — life in real time.

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