Friday, December 24, 2010

Breaking News Fri. Dec. 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Holiday News
Santa Claus is coming -- but when? NORAD keeps an eye on Santa 
A traditional Nativity scene, Catalan-style
Think Christmas is commercial? Wait until you see the 'Jesus trail'
Pilgrims, Clergy Come To Bethlehem For Christmas 
Man from Toledo sees vision of Virgin Mary, baby Jesus in Christmas candy.
Financial News
Report: Some impoverished U.S. counties need foreign aid
"Do I Feed the Kids or Pay the Utilities?"
Here's The Triple Threat That Could Spin The Globe Into A Deeper Recession
Trader Holds $3 Billion of Copper in London
Agri-Food Thoughts
Economics Is Simple ... The Fat Cats Just Want You to Think It's Complicated So That You Won't Demand Change 
5 frugal lessons from the Depression

Oil and Energy News
Bank of India (RBI) has said it will not facilitate payments for Iranian crude imports
Gasoline Prices Hit $3 a Gallon Nationwide
Saudi Aramco LPG exports to fall 24% in 2011 to 6.5 million mt
Post-Peak Oil Trends 3 Trends for 2011 and Beyond...
Why the oil price could go a lot higher from here
EIA’s Forecast Is an Energy Fantasy Land

War, Conflict, Spies, Wikileaks
Young Koreans head to military amid tensions
Egypt uncovers 'Israeli spy ring' 
Assange: ‘High chance’ I’d be killed ‘Jack Ruby-style’ in US prison
Wave of ethnic rage worries Israeli PM, activists
As Wall Street Tries to Strong-arm Consumers, Will WikiLeaks Bring One of the Biggest Banks it to Its Knees?

Police States
Are mobile apps from iPhone and Android spying on you?
How Smartphone Apps Spy on Their Users
Woman arrested at ABIA after refusing enhanced pat down  
Report: Pilot Was Punished By TSA For Shooting Video Highlighting Security Lapses
TSA Announces War On Xmas Against … ‘Insulated Beverage Containers’ (satire)

Environmental News
Are We Entering An Engineered Ice Age?
BP partners ‘manipulating’ oil spill evidence, chemical board says
California beaches 'contaminated' after rain storms 
Undercover at a Greyhound Racetrack
Thousands of songbirds slaughtered
The Oil BP Tried To Hide Has Been Discovered, In Thick Layers On the Sea Floor Over An Area of Several Thousand Square Miles 
buying up water treatment plants. Aqua America makes Texas, N.C. acquisitions

Science Technology and Health
This Week in Tech: Dec. 24, 1968: Christmas Eve Greetings From Lunar Orbit
IBM offers glimpse into the future (air batteries and 3D Cell Phones) 
Bleak numbers add up in Ohio painkiller epidemic
Women warned: Swine flu epidemic

News Articles Linked in Our Forums
The peak oil crisis: the time of the demagogues
Pension Checks...None for You!
CARLYLE GROUP Buys Montana City's Water Company
Thousands of secret files on New Zealand's UFO reports have been made public
Armageddon in 2012? The truth behind the doomsday theories

Other News
ACLU placed on Tennessee terror map for letter to schools (this is embarrassing)
Filler:Too many vets out in the cold
Michigan Number Of Homeless Students Triples In State
God is' billboard replaces controversial Lincoln Tunnel atheist sign
Pope’s child porn 'normal' claim sparks outrage among victims

Thanks to everyone that has encouraged me in this project. I'm still working on it. Right now, trying to get everyone's blogs linked here. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! God bless and keep you all.

your friend,

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