Friday, September 21, 2012

Breaking News Fri. Sept. 21, 2012

Due to a family situation that has come up, I'm going to have to stop posting the blog for a while.
I'm terribly sorry for any inconvenience and thank all the people that have followed the blog for over a year now.
I'm hoping to be back in a week or so, so in the meantime, please check out the links to site and blogs that are important to us all and don't forget our good friends, RJ at the Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer , and Doug at 3Es News and David at ETF Daily.
Also, don't forget to visit the forums.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Breaking News Thurs. Sept. 30, 2012

Been really busy lately, had headache yesterday and had to rest but now...getting ready to put up some insulation so we don't freeze our tails off! going to be down in the 30's this weekend if the weatherman is right! brrrrrr!

Much thanks to RJ at the Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer , and Doug at 3Es News and David at ETF Daily.
Be sure to stop by their sites and support their hard work!

Peak Oil and Energy News
UPI: Total sees long-term supply shortages
VancouverSun: Mexico's Pemex says 26 die in fire at gas pipeline near US border; cause under investigation
ArabNews: Oil falls below $ 114 on economic concerns

UPI: Tribal issues latest Keystone XL concern

Global Conflict
WashingtonPost: Libya's central government exercises little authority outside capital
Hosted: In protests, Mao holds subtle messages for Beijing

BBC: Japan seeks payment from China over protest damages  
NYT: Government Helicopter Crashes Near Damascus
CNN: Libya ambassador feared he was on hit list 

NYT: Heavy Casualties Reported in Syria Warplane Attack on Gas Station
SeattlePI: Iran deploys Russian-made submarine in Gulf

CNN: Free speech or incitement? French magazine runs cartoons of Mohammed

FP: 'A Whole New Era' - In an exclusive interview with FP, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta sounds off on the U.S. embassy attacks, al Qaeda, and what Americans need to prepare for.

Telegraph: Crowd attacks US ambassador in Beijing  - An angry crowd mobbed a car carrying the US ambassador to China at the height of protests against Japan’s claims over islands in the East China Sea.
GlobeAndMail: This Afghan War will end as they always do
Reuters: U.S. activist says he was deceived over anti-Muslim film

Reuters: School Days Resume in Chicago as the Lessons From a Strike Are Assessed
OKNews: Groups protest Ariz. immigration law's enforcement  
Youtube: Supermarket reforms bring millions of Indian shopkeepers onto the streets

NOC: Occupy Fizzled, but Made 99% a Force

Hacker News/Wikileaks
BlacklisteNews: U.S. caught creating three new computer viruses to bring down Iran and Lebanon

Domestic Financial News
MaxKeiser: NYSE Wealth Confiscation Scheme

BusinessInsider: 7,000 Millionaires Paid No Income Tax In 2011
NYT: U.S. Trade Deficit Falls 12%, Aided by Cheaper Oil Imports

TaxFoundation: States Vary Widely in Number of Tax Filers with No Income Tax Liability 
FiscalTimes: Bernanke: A Reverse Robin Hood in Middle Class Clothing 
NYT: Earnings in United States Are Beginning to Feel a Pinch
NYT: Here Comes the Big Manufacturing Slowdown
CNNMoney: 4,000 millionaires in Romney's '47%'
TheAtlantic: U.S. Income Inequality: It's Worse Today Than It Was in 1774

TimeBusiness: Has U.S. Economy Bottomed Out? Census Suggests Yes 
Hosted: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people: Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday.

Global Financial News
Bloomberg: Japan Stocks Fall on Declining Exports, Strengthening Yen
WSJ: US Treasury Lifts Sanctions on Myanmar President
MaxKeiser:  Monetary Schizophrenia in Germany

WashingtonPost: Global stocks fall, euro below $1.30 after round of downbeat economic news
JOC: Shipping Industry Confidence Falls

JOC: China to Curtail Negative Freight Rates

Telegraph: EU and Chinese leaders meet in bid to solve trade row and debt crisis  - European Union and Chinese leaders will try to bridge growing differences over trade and find common ground on tackling Europe's debt crisis at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Guardian: Car sales in Europe drop to 22-year low - Research shows number of new car sales in August was the lowest since records began
Telegraph: Europe's most powerful countries call for elected EU president

SeattleTimes: Greece: recession will have shrunk economy 25 pct
USAToday: FedEx says global economy worsening, cuts outlook

Mineweb: Gold retreats from 6-1/2 month high as U.S. dollar firms
CommodityOnline:  Silver: $45 or more looks attainable on inflationary trends

ETFDailyNews: It’s Time to Go for Gold Says Kilburg (GLD, IAU, NG) 
ETFDailyNews: Three Countries With The Largest Silver Reserves

M 4.7, 37km NNE of San Isidro, Philippines
M 3.4, 120km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands
ENENews: Sickened Alaska seals concentrated where Fukushima radioactive plume made landfall after 3/11 (MAPS)
CommonDreams: As Climate Change Crisis Looms, Presidential Campaigns Stay Quiet
BBC: VIDEO: Record minimum for Arctic sea ice 

PJStar: Arctic ice shrinks to all-time low; half 1980 size
CommonDreams: Behind the 'Green Economy': Profiting From Environmental and Climate Crisis

ClimateCrocks: More on the “Antarctic Ice is Growing” Nonsense

Food and Water
UPI: Kroger recalls fresh spinach in 15 states

Science and Technology
NPR: What Drove Early Man Across Globe? Climate Change
MSNBC: Shuttle Endeavour makes a piggyback stop in Houston
CNN: You won't need a driver's license by 2040
NBC: Neanderthals may have worn dark feathers
CosmicLog: Mars rover targets a rock called Jake

Wired: The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World

Medical and Health
NPR: Scientists See Upside And Downside Of Sequencing Their Own Genes
Vitals: Rabid animals on the rise as human vaccine supply tightens
TheChart: Chemical BPA linked to children's obesity

MedicalExpress: Your memory is like the telephone game—Each time you recall an event, your brain distorts it - Turns out your memory is a lot like the telephone game, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event. Thus, the next time you remember it, you might recall not the original event but what you remembered the previous time.

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
BBC: The man who turned his home into a public library

If you put all the books you own on the street outside your house, you might expect them to disappear in a trice. But one man in Manila tried it - and found that his collection grew.

Other News
CNN: Actress in anti-Islamic film files lawsuit against filmmaker and YouTube
WSJ: Cartoons Prompt French Closures
Reuters: Inspector faults federal agents in gun probe, clears Holder  

SFGate: 11 hurt in prison riot in Folsom
Telegraph: Dog shoots owner in France  
NBC: US Muslims walk tightrope, denouncing both violence and anti-Islam film
ChicagoTribune: Prosecutors drop bid for notebook from accused Colorado shooter

RFIDJournal: Smirnoff Parties With RFID - The vodka company sponsors nightclub events that allow patrons to use RFID-enabled tokens to share their experiences on Facebook, as well as vote for their favorite drinks, DJs or dancers.

FDL: Firedoglake, Daily Kos, ACLU and Other SOPA Critics Blocked By U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Slate: How Much Voter Fraud Is There? - A state-by-state map reveals the answer: almost none.

NOC: Ten Huge Issues Being Ignored in the Presidential Campaign

Reuters: Romney struggles to steady campaign after secret videos
CBS: Romney: 'My campaign is about the 100 percent'
LAT: Mitt Romney's sparse campaign schedule worries some Republicans

Businessweek: Romney Faces Challenges as Republicans Criticize Stumbles 
Reuters: Pawlenty to leave Romney campaign, head bank lobbying group
CBS: GOP Rep.: Gunwalking report helps restore faith 

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