Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Breaking News Wed. Dec. 29, 2010

I'll probably add a bit more to this post later this afternoon. Just wanted to go ahead and get it posted before I go to town. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Keep those cards and letters coming folks! LOL
And now for the news. 

Financial News
Reuters: Rare earths shares jump after China quota cut
ChristianScienceMonitor: US house prices fall in October, set to tumble further still
ZeroHedge: How Allstate Used Sampling To Confirm BofA/Countrywide Lied About Virtually Everything When Selling Mortgages
RawStory: US companies hiring at rapid pace … overseas 
FinancialSense: Rarer Earths About To Get Even Rarer
DailyBail: CORRUPT ACROSS THE GLOBE: How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece Hide It's National Debt

Peak Oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2011: Don’t Worry, Be Happy.
MLive: Fuel analyst: $4-per-gallon gas could arrive at the pumps by May
TheAmericanDream: 9 Signs That The Price Of Oil In 2011 Will Soar Well Beyond 100 Dollars A Barrel

War and Conflict
SCPR: European anarchists grow more violent, coordinated
InformedComment: Top Ten Myths about Afghanistan, 2010
PopularMechanics: How It Works: China's Antiship Ballistic Missile

Environmental News
ClimateProgress: Supported by Tea Party polluters, incoming GOP energy chair Upton flips on threat of global warming
pbsNOVA: 'Secrets Beneath the Ice' Goes Back in Time to Predict the Future
OilSpillNews: Gulf Loop Current Stalls Due to BP Oil Leak – Truth is Treason

Police State, Big Brother and Surveillance
Politico: The naked truth about scanners
RawStory: In the middle of Europe, a democracy introduces press censorship

Intrigue and Wikileaks
CNN: WikiLeaks: Cables reveal U.S.-Cuban cooperation over drug smuggling

Science and Technology News
Wired: Meet the XB-70 Valkyrie, Almost the World’s 1st Nuclear Aircraft

Food and Water
TampaBay: Florida crop loss estimates reach $115 million but likely to increase

Medical and Health
abcNews: French Model in Anti-Anorexia Campaign Dies

Other News
Guardian: Rabbis' wives urge Israeli women not to mix with Arabs
ChicagoBreakingNews: Man gets probation in dog-lawn murder
(the above story is just plain weird)

News From Our Forums
TheOilAge: BC resort buried under 17 feet of snow
Hubberts-Arms: The Big Crapple: New York City is $70 Billion in Debt
Hubberts-Arms: Robert Hirsch on "The Impending World Energy Mess"
SilentCountry: Falklands - Desire finds no oil again
TheOilAge: The Finite World - Paul Krugman
SilentCountry:The Right To Flee A Fire

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