Thursday, December 23, 2010

Breaking News Thursday Dec. 23, 2010

Financial News
Pictures of Hopelessness
The Last Christmas in America
Charles Hugh Smith America's Childlike Desire to Avoid Making Trade-Offs
The War on Pensions
Chinese IPOs fail to live up to hype
Cerberus Said to Recoup 90% of Chrysler Investment After Sale
Deutsche Bank pays half a billion to escape US tax probe 
Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning
(Reuters) - New York's Nassau County has failed to close its budget deficit, the chairman of a state oversight board said on Wednesday, meaning the board could impose a control period over the finances of one of the country's wealthiest counties before the end of the year.
Cuts or investments at the State of the Union?
Rosenberg's Top Ten Reasons For Cautiousness In 2011
Anger erupts over slash-to-the-bone state budget Wash. State
Abercrombie confronts vast deficits Hawaii
Assemblyman outlines proposals by agencies to cut Nevada 
Charles Hugh Smith: One Scenario for Early 2011: Reality Intrudes 
First petrol, then energy – now food prices skyrocket

Oil and Energy News
Libya’s Ghanem Expects Oil to Rise to $100 a Barrel
Fishers wonder how oil spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg could deny, ignore them
Gulf spill suit lawyers want claims czar reined in
Gulf oil spill probe may have been compromised
Will shale gas turn out to be an energy sink?
Tech Talk: When oil isn’t crude and gas isn’t gas, the Eagle Ford Shale play
The Incredible potential of Small Scale Hydropower 

War, Conflict, Spies, Wikileaks
Ex-spy Anna Chapman is Putin's new pin-up girl 
Leaked cable confirmed: US, UK advised, trained Bangladeshi ‘death squad’
North Korea 'ready for sacred war' with the South
Assange calls for criminal charges against ‘shock jock’ Fox hosts
North Korea response muted to South's planned drills

Police States
White House prepares executive order for indefinite detention 
Expatriation: "Is A Police State Worth Fighting For?"
Greedy Government Wants To Target Church Attendance
Cadre promotion linked to enforcing birth control policies and sterilization

Environmental News
Wintry weather brings snow to Australia in midsummer  
S. American mountains hold key to electric car's future: lithium for batteries
Lifeguards use rafts to rescue 47 guests, 4 workers from flooded San Diego hotel
Researcher Recruits Seaweed to Clean Polluted Waters
‘New human relative’ roamed Asia 30,000 years ago
Raw video: Arizona flood washes homes away

Science, Technology and Health
“Pig MRSA”: New human infections in France
Flu death toll rises to 27
Beam Me Up: 'Teleportation' Is Year's Biggest Breakthrough
Topologist Predicts New Form of Matter

News Articles Linked in our Forums
Insane Chart of the Day: Global Military Spending by Country
Another blow to state budgets: Build America Bonds end
UK Gov all but fires minister after he criticizes R. Murdoch
A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning
US demand down.
Fusion reactor under construction in California
The WikiLeaks strategy: Bank of America buys up abusive domain names
Thieving gangs target heating oil as prices soar while families are left waiting up to a month for new supplies amid the freeze
Congress sticks it to U.S. farmers with passage of food safety bill that will actually cause fresh produce to be more dangerous
This is the future of retirement for 20 somethings...
Thai astrologist predicts tsunami
Ghost Of Little Girl Seen By Entire Neighbourhood - Video 
CBS reports Terror Plot to Poison Hotel and Restaurant Food 

Other News
Obama's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year 
Baldwin Suing Costner Over Oil Spill Technology 
Anti-Israel ads fuel controversy in Seattle

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