Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Breaking News Tues. Dec. 28, 2010

So far so good!  I'm finally about to get the hang of this. I put a section on the right with links to some documentaries for folks to check out. And will add more as we go along so be sure and check from time to time for new links. Also, these links don't open in a new tab (yet, I'm working on it) so you'll need to right click, open in new tab. Thanks for your patience about that. And Now for The News

Financial News
MyBudget360: Retirement account fantasy and middle class erosion – 1 out of 3 Americans has zero dollars in a retirement account. From 1950 to 1989 top 1 percent earned roughly 7 to 8 percent of nationwide income. Today it is inching closer to 20 percent resembling pre-Great Depression levels.

CharlesHughSmith: One Investment Strategy for Q1 2011: Cash, Baby, All the Way
abcNews: U.S. Consumer Confidence Weakens in December
ERSCheck:Court Decision Clarifies that Bankruptcy can be Used as Part of Pre-Employment Background Check for Private Employers
charlesHughSmith:America's Job-Creation Machinery Is Hollowed Out
beforeitsnews: "19 Stunning Facts About the Deindustrialization of  America"
declineoftheempire:The Coming Economic Propaganda Blitz
abcNews: Baby Boomers to Inherit Trillions
PressOfAtlanticCity:N.J. food distributor says more than 1,000 layoffs possible after A&P bankruptcy
Bloomberg:Dollar Falls Versus Euro on Concern Data to Show U.S. Housing Remains Weak
Bloomberg:Copper Advances to a Record in New York For Second Day Amid Rising Demand
WallStreetJournal:Cities in Distress: Calling All Bankruptcy Lawyers

Peak Oil and Energy News
DesMoinesRegister:Green Fields: Ethanol production rises 13% this year over 2009
EnergyTribune: America Losing Its Thirst For Gasoline 
TheoilDrum: Renewable and fossil electricity generation costs compared

War and Conflict
Reuters:No Israel apology on Turkish ship raid: Netanyahu
BBC;Iran hangs man convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad
WSJ: Iraq Wants the U.S. Out 

Environmental News
BBC: Time-lapse footage of rising US snow
abcNews:Blizzard Causes Severe Flooding, Evacuations and Fires in Mass. Coastal Town
Reuters:Blizzard chills end of U.S. holiday shopping season
khou: City of Houston shuts down two radioactive water wells 
MotherJones:2010's Biggest Dirty Energy Disasters
DailyNews&Analysis:Epidemic alert sounded as bacterial disease fells 6 elephants in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
TruthDig: Farm Animals Hog 80 Percent of U.S. Antibiotics
TreeHugger:Taj Mahal Threatened by Pollution
Reuters:Florida sues EPA over new water pollution controls
Police State, Big Brother and Surveillance
Adweek:Poll Finds Broad Public Support for 'Do Not Track' List Thirty percent polled came out against measure

Intrigue and Wikileaks
CornucopiaInstitute: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Monsanto GM Crops
"In the leaked cable, Stapleton writes, quote, “Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the [European] Commission…Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voice.”

Science and Technology News
WiredScience:Gigantic Storm With Huge Tail Erupts on Saturn
TechReview:Best of 2010: White Holes And Kitchen Sinks

Food and Water
Bloomberg:Food Prices to Surge Next Year on Chinese Demand, Oil, Rabobank Forecasts
JournalStar:Food prices could hit record levels in 2011
WallStreetJournal:Old Problems Resurface With China’s Rising Food Prices

Medical and Health
SmartAboutHealth:Swine Flu Sweeps Through The UK, Fear Of Epidemic
HaitiLibre:Haiti - Cholera Epidemic : The descent into hell ?

Other News
TruthDig:Americans Admire Glenn Beck More Than the Dalai Lama
Reuters:Venezuela arrests more than 12,000 for drug crimes

News From Our Forums
TheOilAge: Culture Change: Techno-fantasies of Evo Morales
TheOilAge: Rescued Banks Teeter Towards Collapse
Hubberts-Arms:Ex-Shell President: $5.00 Gas in the U.S. by 2012
SilentCountry:Either the US or China crashes in 2011

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