Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Breaking News Tues. Jan. 4, 2011

Financial News
Reuters: Consumer bankruptcies hit 5-year high in 2010
BLN: Fear Being Used To Sell The American People On Debt Ceiling Increase
ModernSurvivalOnline: 2011 Predictions: Gerald Celente
CSMonitor: European nations begin seizing private pensions
MyBudget360: Credit card withdrawal – Banks pull the plug on consumer revolving debt. Credit card debt outstanding contracts from nearly $1 trillion to $800 billion. Bankruptcies on the rise even with tougher bankruptcy laws.
BearishNews: Silver shortage?
MoneyControl: Check out: 5 key issues facing the ECB in 2011
CharlesHughSmith: Healthcare: A Large-Scale Solution
CNNMoney: Bankruptcies top 1.5 million in 2010
MotherJones: How Much Would It Cost to Repeal Health Care Reform?
Reuters: EU may shift bank failure costs: official
The European Union's executive will propose rules this week that could force those that lend to troubled banks to shoulder more of the cost of winding them up, a senior EU official said on Tuesday.

Peak Oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: Will 2011 be a rerun of 2008? (Longer version)
ConsuerEnergyReport: Supply Side Ramifications of the Gulf Spill
"What this means is that that you should get ready for $4/gallon gasoline again by summer."
Gregor: The Decline of Available Energy to Society

War and Conflict
Wired.com: Video: Politically Charged Sci-Fi Short Floats UFOs Over Israel
TPM: Report: Saudi Arabia Captures Israeli Vulture For Being Mossad Spy
Sometimes, you just gotta laugh!

Environmental News
RawStory: Pennsylvania allows gas drillers to dump pollution into drinking water supplies
BBC: Flooding in Australia's Queensland 'to last weeks'
BBC: Earthquake hits North Yorkshire
Reuters: Researchers find "alarming" decline in bumblebees
ScientificAmerican: Advancing Alaskan Glacier Holds Clues to Global Sea Level Rise
Scientists aim to find out why an Alaska glacier is ignoring all climate signals as it advances to the sea--and what that means for sea levels around the world.
TreeHugger:Deforestation & Hurricanes May Have Triggered Haiti's Catastrophic 2010 Earthquake

Police State, Big Brother and Surveillance
TheIndependent: Nudge, nudge, wink wink... How the Government wants to change the way we think
TheIndependent: Police keep records on the innocent
Gizmodo: Orlando Airport Kicks Out The TSA
MiamiNewTimes: Miami-Dade police buy drones
Cryptogon: Britain: Whitehall Policy Unit Dreaming Up Psychological Tricks to Alter Behavior; Default Policy Options for Passive Citizens to Bring About ‘Benevolent Outcomes’
NewAmerican: TSA Airports Are Only the Beginning
Metro.UK: Female thug suspect wanted as new CCTV footage of royal attack revealed
Police released dramatic footage today showing the moment a mob descended on a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Detectives want to identify a woman seen hitting the back of the vehicle. (Run girl! Run!!!)

Intrigue and Wikileaks
MotherJones: Bank of America's WikiLeaks Defense Fail

Science and Technology News
WiredScience: Parasites Make Prey Glow Red to Avoid Being Eaten
ScientificAmerican: The Top 10 Life Forms Living on Lady Gaga (And You)

Food and Water
FarmWars: USDA Certified Organic’s Dirty Little Secret: Neotame
TheNewScientist: Obama gives go-ahead to new food safety law
The biggest overhaul of food safety in the US since the 1930s
Bloomberg: Orange-Juice Futures Rises to Highest Since April 2007 on Florida Freeze
Reuters: Food cost risk weighs on Supervalu, Safeway
Can we expect even higher food prices? I think so.

Medical and Health
SFGate: As doctors age, small towns face critical shortage

Other News
CNN: Son of shah of Iran commits suicide
FireDogLake: New Edition of Huckleberry Finn to Censor “N” Word, Replace with “Slave”
SmirkingChimp: "Greatest nation" rhetoric roars back
Cryptogon: The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: One of the Most Evil Books in Print
Time: Judgement Day: Will May 21, 2011 Be The End Of The World?
Slate: Harold Camping, Christian radio host, sets May 21, 2011, as Judgment Day (VIDEO)
ModernSurvivalBlog: Crime Wave 2011
Cryptogon: Americans Watched More Television Than Ever in 2010
Cracked: 6 Presidential Secrets Your History Teacher Didn't Mention
Slate: Watch Big Books Get Shot With a Handgun.
This knowledge could come in handy! WATCH the biggest books of 2010 get shot with a handgun.

News From Our Forums
Don't overlook the wealth of information and good discussion going on in the forums linked below!
Hubberts-Arms:  "Dad loses home" in student loan debt trap
TinfoilPalace: Victoria river mysteriously turns bright green 
TinfoilPalace: Now 100 plus tonnes of dead fish turns up in Brazil 
TheSurvivalPodcast: Is the World coming unglued ? Weird things in Arkansas
SilentCountry: January 18th and 23rd
TheSurvivalPodcast: US Army's newest rifle
SilentCountry: Chew on this!!
Hubberts-Arms: Wildlife die-off thread
TheOilAge: Full Catastrophe Banking in 2011
TheOilAge: new trend?

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