Clusterfuck Nation: Jared Got a Gun
Did anyone else notice that Speaker of the House John Boehner did not shed a tear when issuing his statement about the massacre in Arizona that killed, among others, a nine-year-old girl and left Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords maimed? The new Speaker notoriously weeps when recounting his own youthful travails rising to fortune in business and power in government. He handled this incident like a news-caster at a Midwestern TV station reporting rush hour traffic.
Thank you to Pamplemousse and Deckard for the great links today! I'm so glad that people are getting good use from this blog. Also, like a lot of people, we're getting some big snow today, on weekdays I try and post at 4:00 p.m. EST. If I don't post one day over the next few days, it's because the snow has knocked out our interwebs or power, so please come back and check in a day or so. Good luck to all of you in this snowstorm.
First, a good Peak Oil Documentary for those who haven't seen it before or would like to see it again!"Oil, Smoke and Mirrors"
And Now For the News!Financial News
BeforeItsNews: Breaking: Over Seas Stock Market Falls 9.25% People Begin to Riot, Exchange is Shut Down
DylanRatigan: The Bill Daley Problem
Reuters: Central banker urges China to cut U.S. debt holdings: report
China should further diversify its huge foreign exchange reserves away from U.S. government debt to reduce its risk exposure, a central bank official said in comments published on Monday.
TheBurningPlatform: 6 BANKS RULE THIS COUNTRY
DailyBail: Slideshow: MUST SEE - Florida Attorney General Releases Blistering Presentation On Foreclosure Fraud
MyBudget360: A lesson in college debt – Student loan debt increasing at a rate of $170,000 per minute. Student loan debt will hit $1 trillion in 2012. For-profit schools take the place of subprime mortgages.
BusinessInsider: Jerry Brown Unveils His Brutal Plan To Save California
ZeroHedge: Weekly Recap, And Upcoming Calendar - All Eyes On Europe
TheTelegraph: Deepening crisis traps America's have-nots.
The US is drifting from a financial crisis to a deeper and more insidious social crisis. Self-congratulation by the US authorities that they have this time avoided a repeat of the 1930s is premature.
AmericanDream: For Millions Of Senior Citizens The Only Future They Have To Look Forward To Is One Filled With Debt And Poverty
FinancialTimes: Tensions rise in currency wars
BBC: Brazil Finance Minister Mantega warns of trade war
CharlesHughsmith: U.S.O.F.C.: If the Fraud Stops, the Financial System Collapses
ZeroHedge: The Silver Bears Are Back For Round Three, Explaining Two Key Recent Developments In The World Of Silver
BusinessInsider: Violent Riots Outside Of Dhaka Stock Exchange After Market Plunges 9.25% In One Hour
Reuters: Bangladesh police and investors clash as stocks go into free fall
TheDailyBail: Mass. court ruling has potential to void thousands of foreclosures - Washington Post
Bloomberg: Retirement Looms: Time to Get Nervous
Now that baby boomers are starting to hit the official retirement age, they face a variety of financial headaches that previous generations avoided
TruthOut: Richard Wolff | Unemployment I: The Cost of Economic Crisis (Video)
ZeroHedge: Sprott Comments On Liquidity Disconnects Between Paper And Physical Silver Market
BusinessInsider: 10 States Where Poverty Rates Are Soaring Right Now
MoneyGame: The Story Of 2011 Is That Major Emerging Markets Are Tanking
Peak Oil and Energy News
Bloomberg: Alaskan Pipeline Shutdown Cuts Oil Output, Pushes Crude Higher
Energy&Capital: How to Prepare for a Post-Peak World: Part I
TheOilDrum: Peak Coal: the Olduvai perspective
War, Conflict, and Terrorism
Wired: Gates, Chinese Military Agree To Talk About Talking More
WSJ: Flying Laser to Attempt Another Missile Shoot-Down
As early as tonight, the U.S. military will attempt to shoot down another ballistic missile with a lase
Guardian: Iraq: cleric warns Maliki of walkout if US troops stay
VeteransToday: DIMITRI KHALEZOV: BIO-TERRORISM AND ANTHRAX
Guardian: US concerned over China's rapid development of new weapons
Defence secretary says Beijing, whose development is outpacing US intelligence estimates, could 'put some of our capabilities at risk'
NYT: Clinton Tries to Keep Gulf From Easing Iran Sanctions
WSJ: China Takes Hard Line With U.S. on Taiwan
CNN: China: New weapons not meant to pose threat
USAToday: Powerful winter storm hits South with snow, ice
FarmWars: Aluminum: An FDA GRAS Neurotoxin
TheSmirkingChimp: At least Tony got his life back
ABCNews: 1974 comes flooding back as Brisbane on alert
Police State, Big Brother and Surveillance
BeforeItsNews: The Coming Internet National ID Card
Politico: Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill
FiredogLake: Carolyn McCarthy to Introduce Gun Control Legislation in Response to Giffords Shooting
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who lost her husband to gun violence before coming to Congress, and who has since become one of the leading pro-gun control politicians in the country, plans to introduce legislation in response to the shooting in Tuscon, Arizona that claimed the life of 6 and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a medically induced coma.
TheBurningPlatform: OBAMA IS WATCHING YOU
Obama Eying Internet ID for Americans
STANFORD, Calif. – President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.
TPMMuckraker: Kristol: Palin Critics Practicing McCarthyism
Intrigue and Wiklileaks
Forbes: WikiLeaks' Twitter Followers Spooked By DoJ Court Order
Science and Technology
TruthOut: How AT&T, Verizon and the Telecom Giants Have Captured the Regulator Supposed to Control Them
Food and Water in the News
Thanks to Pamplemousse for the following link!
SurvivalBlog: 365 Meals: What to Do With All That Dehydrated Food, by Kory M.
ModernSurvivalOnline: Steps to Preparedness #1: Food Storage
Bloomberg: A Global Scare in Food Prices
With drought and flood clobbering harvests, forecasters see significant food price increases in 2011
BlackListedNews: Food skyrockets to highest prices ever
Gifford Shooting and Other News
PBS: Ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to 3 years in prison today
MotherJones: Exclusive: Loughner Friend Explains Alleged Gunman's Grudge Against Giffords
TPMMuckraker: Sounding The Alarm: Dems Warned Political Climate Could Incite Lone Wolves
USAToday: Church of hate thanks God for Ariz. deaths, will picket funerals
TPM: Police Release 911 Calls From Giffords Shootings (AUDIO)
NYT: Born on Sept. 11, Claimed by a New Horror
CNN: What helped Giffords survive brain shot
AmericanEveryman: With No Supporting Evidence, DHS and Fox “News” Claims Motivation of the Arizona Attack to be Anti-Semitism
NBC2: Two headed calf born in Abdedad, Georgia
Gizmodo: Lasers Uncover Nottingham's Underground Cave City
Chron: High court turns away appeal from 'birther' leader
NYPost: InterContinental 'killer' confesses to castrating dead journalist
Spiegel: Germany Knew Eichmann's Hiding Place Years Before His Capture
Truthout: Fox News: The No. 1 Name in Murder Fantasies
News From the Forums
Check out these cool forums!
Hubberts-Arms: FEMA - Planning for the "maximum-of-maximums"
TheOilAge: Whipple-2011 a pivotal year
TheOilAge: Internet ID for Americans
SilentCountry: Alaskan pipeline shut down
Hubberts-Arms: Queensland, Australia - Floods, round 2
TinfoilPalace: Westboro Baptist Church Vows to Picket Little Girl's Funeral
TinfoilPalace: Battle heats up as whalers attacked in Southern Ocean
SilentCountry: Woman Hero ... Pima County Sherrif annouces