Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Breaking News Tues. Jan. 18, 2011

Financial News
Fwix: Nurses suspended after student loans unpaid
TheDailyBail: Texas lawmakers faced with $27 billion budget shortfall
BusinessInsider: Charles Schumer Vows To Start A Trade War On Eve Of Hu Jintao's Big Visit To America
NPR: Goldman Sachs Cuts U.S. Investors Out Of Facebook
OilPrice: All That is Gold Does Not Glitter
BeforeItsNews: Disadvantaged Turn To Disobedience In US

MyBudget360: Financial trends of the new American economy
Higher educated workforce with harder time finding and keeping jobs, median retirement account for Americans at $2,000, global stock market growth, and housing bust covering up inflation in other areas.
Guardian: Blow for savers seeking inflation-busting returns
Only one account offers basic rate taxpayers returns above tax and inflation, as CPI squeezes family finances
InternationalBusinessTimes: China's ICBC to add branches in Europe - WSJ
BusinessInsider: Two Charts That Show Why Everyone Thinks The Market Is Going To Tank
BeforeItsNews: Austerity In America: 22 Signs That It Is Already Here And That It Is Going To Be Very Painful

Peak oil and Energy News
Bloomberg: Fuel Rationing in U.K. Needed by 2020 to Cut CO2 Emissions, Lawmakers Say
WSJ: UPDATE: IEA Head: OPEC Should Be "Alarmed" By Current Oil Price 
Bloomberg: Coal Prices Gain as Floods in Australia Curb Supplies

Reuters: China ahead of World Bank in loans to developing nations: report
(Reuters) - China has lent more money to developing nations than the World Bank in the past two years, the Financial Times said on Tuesday, underlining Beijing's ambitions to increase its global influence.
AmericanDream: High Oil Price = Faster Economic Decline For America
EnergyBulletin: A dramatic shift in the peak oil discussion: "You don't have to take my word for it"

War, Conflict and Terrorism
ABCNews: Ex-Haitian Dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Led Out of Hotel By Police
'Baby Doc' Expected to Be Charged With 'Heinous' Crimes
Cryptogon: Ex Tunisia President’s Wife Left with 1.5 Tons of Gold
M&C: Charges mulled for Duvalier; US worried over Haiti
ABC: Haiti at boiling point as former dictator returns
InformationClearinghouse: Black Propaganda? Russia warns of ‘Iranian Chernobyl'
CNN: At least 60 die in attack at recruitment center in northern Iraq

Environmental News
BBC: Australia floods: Horsham split in two as waters rising 
USAToday: Strong 7.4 quake hits Pakistan near Afghan border

Police State, Big Brother and Surveillance
Arstechnica: Peep show: inside the world of unsecured IP security cameras
MSNBC: 'I wake up screaming': A Gitmo nightmare
TheIndependent: Ike was right all along: The danger of the military-industrial complex
Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower warned of the danger of the 'military-industrial complex'. The huge budget and reach of America's modern defence industry has proved him correct, says Rupert Cornwell
TheTelegraph: Surveillance state 'more intrusive than ever'
Britain is heading towards becoming a surveillance state of unmanned spy drones, GPS tracking of employees and profiling through social networking sites, the information watchdog has warned.
Wired: All-Seeing Blimp Could Be Afghanistan’s Biggest Brain
(coming to a neighborhood near you?)  
MotherJones: Obama Administration Sued Over "Proxy Detention"

MercuryNews: Ex-Swiss banker gives data to Wikileaks
InformationClearingHouse: WikiLeaks: US Cables Claim:Iran developing nuclear bomb with help of more than 30 countries

Science and Technology
ModernSurvivalBlog: Erratic Sunspots Smash NOAA Predictions
Wired: Why the Internet Is a Great Tool for Totalitarians
Kurzweil: From cosmism to deism

Food and Water
BBC: Dutch scientist advocates bugs as a green superfood
WikiHow: How to Eat Roadkill

Medical and Health
EnergyBulletin: Dr. Gabor Maté on the stress-disease connection, addiction, attention deficit disorder and the destruction of American childhood
Gawker: Science Has Found the Best Way to Cure Your Hangover
Rawstory: Up to half in US have pre-existing conditions: study
PBS: Congress Gets Back to Business, Starting With Repeal of Health Care Law

Other News
ChristianScienceMonitor: Why Gabrielle Giffords shooting hasn't boosted gun control
America – and Congress – have changed during the past two decades, giving gun rights the upper hand in states and on Capitol Hill. The Gabrielle Giffords shooting hasn't changed that.

The Forums
TinfoilPalace: Before and after pics of Brisbane flood 
TinfoilPalace: Revealed: How even German civilians took part in killing concentration camp survivors
TheOilAge: Canadian couple gang raped, robbed by Mex police
TheOilAge: Food shortages are here to stay
Hubberts-Arms: Wall Street celebrates record profits
Hubberts-Arms: Scotland’s budget cuts to slash 125,000 jobs
SilentCountry: Town in BC Canada cut off by avalanches, running out of food in stores

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