Friday, January 21, 2011

Breaking News Fri. Jan. 21, 2011

The Breakdown: Why Are We Paid Every Two Weeks?

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This is a fascinating talk about pay and why we're paid every two weeks.

Financial News
Forbes: Bank Of America Posts Billion-Dollar Loss Tied To Mortgages
MyBudget360: How the financial elite have dismantled the American middle class – top 1 percent share of wealth at levels not seen since the Great Depression. Goldman Sachs offering average bonuses of $430,000 while a record 43,200,000 Americans receive food stamps. 
LittleSisBlog: Who is the Committee to Save New York?
ZeroHedge: Marc Faber On Global Food Inflation And His Stock Market Outlook
EconomicCollapseBlog: 12 Economic Collapse Scenarios That We Could Potentially See In 2011
DailyBail: Fraud At The Heart Of Social Security: It's Really $76B In the Hole THIS YEAR
ZeroHedge: Tunisia Central Bank Admits It Is Missing 1.5 Tons Of Gold
TPM: Republicans Press Boehner Not To Get Squeamish On Spending Cuts
Reuters: Special Report: A wing and a prayer: outsourcing at Boeing
Cryptogon: Bankruptcy Considered for States
BusinessInsider: Two Fresh Headlines To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Muni Investors
ZeroHedge: NYT Reports States Looking For Ways To File Bankruptcy, Muni Bondholders To Be GMed
Fortune: America's secret commodities crunch
MarketWatch: General Electric’s quarterly net profit jumps 51%
ChrisMartenson: Daily Digest 1/21 - States Look for Ways to Declare Bankruptcy, Irish Government Collapses, Mortgage Losses

Peak oil and Energy News
NewsWeek: Here Comes $4 Gas, $5 Cups of Coffee
BoilerJuice: Government announces plans to ration energy use and reduce heating oil costs
FoxLive: Chinese oil demand continues to increase
ChrisMartenson: Straight Talk with Paul Kedrosky: Don't Count on Technology To Save Us
TheOilDrum: Drumbeat: January 21, 2011

War, Conflict and Terrorism
TPM: 'God's Army': Louisiana Locals Train To Protect Their Churches With Guns
BlackListedNews: Blackwater’s Prince Building Mercenary Force with Apartheid-Era ‘Hit Squad’ Officer
TheTelegraph: Stuxnet: Cyber attack on Iran 'was carried out by Western powers and Israel'
A British security expert has uncovered new evidence in the Stuxnet virus attack on Iran's nuclear programme.
Guardian: Chilcot inquiry: Tony Blair says Iran is looming challenge
Former prime minister ends evidence with expression of regret for loss of life in Iraq
RawStory: High-ranking members of US military part of ‘Knights of Malta,’ ‘Opus Dei,’ reporter claims
ForeignPolicy: The Post-Tunisia World: Arab dictators aren't safe, and U.S. has to have a plan if they fall - By James Traub

Environmental News
NewScientist: Black market steals half a million pollution permits
TheChronicle: Bull sharks seen in flooded streets

Police State, Big Brother and Surveillance
CNN: 23-story rocket launches U.S. spy satellite
Analysts believe it's an extremely high-resolution image satellite
RawStory: Obama administration expanding use of Guantánamo Bay: report

TheNation: Slide Show: 18 Disturbing Things We Wouldn't Know Without WikiLeaks

Science and Technology
BBC: Fossil female pterosaur found with preserved egg
UniverseToday: New Looks at Phobos from Mars Express Flyby
ScientificAmerican: Entangled En Masse: Physicists Crank Out Billions of Entangled Nucleus-Electron Pairs on Demand

Food and Water
TreeHugger: Beware the Water Cowboys as Scarcity Rises
MaxKeiser: "“China is running out of water. It is not short of water. It is running out of water.”
ZeroHedge: Food Inflation Comes To America: General Mills, Kraft And Kellogg Hike Prices On Selected Food Products
ExpressBuzz: West Kochi: No water to quench thirst
Ynetnews: SDL building Israel's largest desalination plant
New facility, slated to be completed in 2013, will produce 150 million cubic meters of water each year
OnlineNews: Water shortage will increase to 108 maf by 2013: PEW
pop. is growing but food production is decreasing from lack of water.
PIA.Gov: Loren urges LGUs to put up rainwater catchment facilities in their areas
DailyReckoning: The Surprising Price of Wheat
247WallSt: Agriculture Report Good for Farmers, Not For Consumers (ADM, BG, MOS, MON, POT, DE, CNH, LIZ)

Medical and Health
Spiegel: Inside the Minds of Paranoiacs
'Loughner Acted, from His Perspective, in a Moral Fashion'
PBS: For Some Young Men, a Dangerous Age for Mental Illness
MotherJones: The GOP's Health Care Plan: Blame the Lawyers
UCDavis: Extraordinary larynx transplant restores voice to California woman
World’s second documented voicebox transplant
ABCNews: Benjamin Button Children Never Grow or Age
TLC Documentary, 'My 40-Year-Old Child,' Follows Children With Normal Genes Who Are Perpetually Infants

Other News
BusinessInsider: The Soon-To-Be-Auctioned Ambulance That Carried JFK's Body Is A Fake 
Chron: Risky SKorean raid saves entire crew from pirates 
PBSNewsHour: Slideshow: China's 10 Largest Cities
Slate: Fun New Birther Conspiracy Based Upon Illiteracy

The Forums
Don't be a weenie! Think with your beanie! Visit the forums today! LOL
TinfoilPalace: Over 750 European and American Citizens to be Arrested in Global Financial Corruption/Power Scheme
TinfoilPalace: The Afghan village that’s been wiped from the map - thanks to 25 tons of coalition bombs
TheOilAge: Why Are You Here? A New Theory May Hold the Missing Piece
TheOilAge: Water Rationing in Arizona 2015
Hubberts-Arms: Report documents widening US health disparities and inequality
Hubberts-Arms: The latest GEAB is out...
SilentCountry: Half a lifetime to full collapse
SilentCountry: Fox News' credibility on decline. new poll finds

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