JamesHowardKunstler:Forecast 2011 - Gird Your Loins for Lower Living Standards
What's left of the American economy is a web of financial rackets divorced from the production of real wealth, dependent on an elaborate computerized three-card-monte edifice of swindling. Those groans and creakings you hear are the agonies of this ediface swaying under its burden of lies, while underneath it the ground of history shifts.
TheEconomicCollapseBlog: George Soros: The United States Must Stop Resisting The Orderly Decline Of The Dollar, The Coming Global Currency And The New World Order
ZeroHedge: Cartoon: How The American Dream Purchased On Credit Became The American Nightmare (video)
NYTimesDealBook: Why Facebook Is Such an Important Friend for Goldman Sachs
AmericanDream: 30 Reasons Why 2011 Is Going To Be Another Crappy Year For America’s Middle Class
WashingtonPost: Austerity is first order for Boehner's installation as House speaker
ZeroHedge: Copper Outlook 2011: A Beijing Opera
TAE: January 1 2011: US Housing: The Story of 2011
Cryptogon: Think the Employment Situation is Bad in the U.S.? Try Getting a Job in Southern Europe
Slate: Depression Economics What happens to people when their unemployment insurance runs out and they still can't find a job?
Bloomberg: Illinois Has Days to Plug 13 Billion Budget Gap
Peak Oil and Energy News
BLN: Major Strategic China-Russia Oil Pipeline Launched
War and Conflict
MyWay: Senator proposes permanent US bases in Afghanistan
WashingtonPost: Israeli troops kill Palestinian man at checkpoint in West Bank
PressTV: Asian aid convoy reaches Gaza Strip
TheBurningPlatform: A VERY VERY VERY FEW GOOD MEN
Care2: Bear Abuse Prevention Law Considered
The practice of bear baying, an activity where a defenseless defanged and declawed bear is chained while dogs bark and sometimes bite it, is coming under fire in South Carolina — the only state where it is still legal.
IndependentUK: India's hidden climate change catastrophe.
Over the past decade, as crops have failed year after year, 200,000 farmers have killed themselves
Tallahassee.com: Update: December 2010 was Tallahassee's coldest recorded December
LaCrosseTribune: Unusual sightings lead experts to ponder possible global warming effects
ContraCostaTimes: Unusual snowfall blankets Santa Clarita
AlterNet: Arnold’s Legacy: Polluted Beaches and Fake Marine ‘Protection’
TheEpochTimes: Beijing’s Air Pollution Index Reaches Alarming Levels
WCAX: Twist in bat disease mystery
CNN: Massive fish and bird kill in Arkansas
MyWay: Reports of sea lion shootings on rise in Calif.
AllVoices: Mad Soybean Disease Spreading in Brazil
ArizonaDailyStar: Officials closing in on cause of mysterious bat die-off at bridge
TheTelegraph: MPs rule out deep-water drilling ban
ModernSurvivalBlog: Chesapeake Bay Is Freezing Over
NPR: GOP-Led House Plans To Fight Obama Pollution Plan
NextBigPicture: Nautilus Minerals the first commercial ocean floor gold and copper mining company
Stuff.co.NZ: Mining the depths more than pie in the sky
Police State, Big Brother and Surveillance
BLN: ‘We can see everything’: USAF launches ‘airborne surveillance system’
Intrigue and Wikileaks
RawStory: World laughs as US attorney general baulks on WikiLeaks: Top House Republican
AlterNet: 8 Smears and Misconceptions About WikiLeaks Spread By the Media
Shredding the corporate media's malicious attacks on WikiLeaks.
Science and Technology News
Food and Water
DesMoinesRegister: Soybeans hit $14 as markets finish 2010 with a flourish
TreeHugger: More and More Farmers' Markets Set to Go Year Round
Cryptogon: The Lamb Chop Boom
Discovery: World's Largest Plants Database Assembled
Medical and Health
ugpulse: Uganda Health News: Yellow fever continues to spread in northern Uganda
NPR: Our Brains Are Shrinking. Are We Getting Dumber?
Cryptogon: John P Wheeler III: Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Consultant to Mitre Corporation Found Dumped in Landfill
TruthDig: Blizzard a Case of God-Blocking, Robertson Says Rev. Pat Robertson sparked controversy in today’s broadcast of his “700 Club” program when he claimed that God created the blizzard currently battering the Northeast “to punish Americans who were planning to drive to do something gay.”
NPR: Into The Tunnels: Exploring The Underside Of NYC
NYT: Alan Grayson, Enter: Swinging. Exit: Much the Same Way.
AlterNet: Secession! What Would It Look Like If Red States Formed Their Own Country?
What if all the conservatives broke away from the United States and formed their perfect society?
ABCNews: Republicans' New Year's Resolutions: Repeal, Resist and Investigate
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SilentCountry: One out of 3 has ZERO dollars in a retirement savings
Hubberts-Arms: Facebook generation suffer information withdrawal syndrome
Hubberts-Arms: New Jersey Wants to Seize Your Unused Gift Cards
TheOilAge: Permenant military bases proposed
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