Monday, February 28, 2011

Breaking News Mon. Feb. 27, 2011

Thanks for the feedback about the blog. Glad you like it and it's easier for people to read.
Thanks also to rj at Global Glass Onion for sending some links today even as he is battling bad weather and a flooded basement!
Good luck to you rj, hope you have better weather soon.
and now for the news.

Protests and Rebellions
WashingtonPost: Chinese police face down Middle East-style protests 
UPI: Mubarak's assets frozen, travel ban imposed by Egyptian government 
Politico: Huckabee: Government shutdown might be needed
FinancialTimes: Tripoli slipping from Gaddafi’s grip
NYT: In Libya Capital, Long Bread Lines and Barricades
Forbes: Saudi intellectuals call for sweeping reforms
Time: Tunisia's New Turmoil: The Unfinished Revolution
Cryptogon: A Glimpse Inside One of Gaddafi’s Palaces
FTAlphaville: Peak Testosterone
TomDispatch: Tomgram: Andy Kroll, The Spirit of Egypt in Madison
WashingtonPost: 23 killed in Iraq's 'Day of Rage' protests
Bloomberg: Bloomberg Journalist Assaulted as China Heightens Security
BusinessInsider: Qaddafi's Private Jet Just Dropped Someone Off In Minsk
Guardian: How can Latin America's 'revolutionary' leaders support Gaddafi?
Those who came to power on the back of mass democratic movements cannot deny Libyans the right to topple a dictator
ABCNews: Gadhafis Cling to Power (Video)
Moammar Gadhafi and sons stay put despite weakening control on Libya.
TheEconomist: Qaddafi and his Ilk
The West has to deal with tyrants, but it should do so on its own terms

Financial News
ZeroHedge: Marc Faber: "I Think We Are All Doomed" 
MSN: Right ways to hide from creditors
Can't pay back what you owe? It's important to know what steps you can take legally to protect yourself and what steps could get you into deeper trouble.
AmericanDream: Recession Over Or Just Beginning? 21 “Oh Crap!” Statistics About The U.S. Economy
RawStory: Bernie Madoff: ‘The whole government is a Ponzi scheme’
NakedCapitalism: Guest Post: The 10 Most Systemically Risky Financial Firms in the US
NYT: The Budget Fight Continues
Guardian: Baby boomers are Britain's secret millionaires 
NYT: Why Wouldn’t the Tea Party Shut It Down?
WashingtonPost: What might happen if federal government shuts down again
CenterForEconomicandPolicyResearch: FactCheck Gets It Wrong on Social Security and the Deficit
NakedCapitalism: Matt Stoller: AG Tom Miller Negotiating in Secret with Banks Over Whether to Put Bankers in Jail
AmericanDream: Will The Death Of The Dollar Lead To The Birth Of A New World Economic Order?
NYT: Leaving Children Behind
Will 2011 be the year of fiscal austerity? At the federal level, it’s still not clear: Republicans are demanding draconian spending cuts, but we don’t yet know how far they’re willing to go in a showdown with President Obama. At the state and local level, however, there’s no doubt about it: big spending cuts are coming.
And who will bear the brunt of these cuts? America’s children.
Economist'sView: Fed Watch: Commodity Shock
USAToday: U.S. will be the world's third largest economy, Citi says
NakedCapitalism: Matt Stoller: A Very Political Oscars – “Not a single executive has gone to jail”
DylanRatigan: Cracking down on Wall Street
MoneyMsn: Marrying Mr. Debt? Prepare to pay
Prior debts may not fall on you, but those issues aren't the real problem. The big issue is sharing your life with someone who wildly mismanages money.
DailyBail: Pissed Off Irishman Talks Bankster Bailouts: "Greed, Greed, Cheap Money, And More F**king Greed"  (Dermot, is this you? LOL)
WSJ: Wall Street Bets on Debt That Doesn't Exist
MoneyWatch: Is Congress Crippling Consumer Finance Reform?

Peak oil and Energy News
TheEconomist: Daily Chart: which countries depend on Libyan oil? 
EnergyBulletin: When the believers stop believing: Chesapeake dumps shale gas assets
Moody'sAnalytics: Behind the Spike in Oil Prices
Guardian: Merrill warns oil market would struggle with further Middle East unrest
Forbes: These Oil Companies Benefit The Most From Soaring Crude 
EarlyWarn: US Ethanol Production

Environmental News
ClimateChangePsychology: NYT bombshell! Radioactive fracking waste sent to Pennsylvania public sewage plants, then discharged into streams, levels thousands of times higher than approved  
Cryptogon: Get Ready to Shake Out Missouri!
Anything to do with: Is It Strange That FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Packaged Meals with a Shelf Life Only 36 Months for a Specific Disaster Scenario?

ExtinctionProtocol: Rare ‘freak’ hailstorm causes dismay and panic in Lahore Pakistan
IceNews: Man-made earthquakes in Iceland
USAToday: Large solar flare erupted February 24. (video) Whew, just imagine!
ExtinctionProtocol: Iceland goes into seismic convulsion- 400 earthquakes in 24 hours
NatGeo: Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years
Regional war could spark "unprecedented climate change," experts predict.
HuffingtonPost: 4.7 Earthquake In Arkansas Followed By 2 More (VIDEO)

Food and Water
ScienceDaily: Rare, Unique Seeds Arrive at Svalbard Vault, as Crises Threaten World Crop Collections
TheEconomist: How much is enough? A Special Report on Feeding the World

Police State, Big Brother, Surveillance
RawStory: Revealed: Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people Pomona College: Police State?
TheGlobeAndMail: A tale of two Chinas: unstoppable economy, paranoid of dissent

Science and Technology 
Wired: Underground Caverns Keep Things Cold, Safe… and Secret

Medical and Health
ExtinctionProtocol: H5N1 spreads- Hundreds of chickens drop dead in Indonesia 
BlackListedNews: First U.S. scientist to die of plague in 50 years worked in labs with ‘harmless’ bacteria 

Other News
MSNBC: America's last World War I veteran dies
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia  — Frank Buckles, the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, has died. He was 110.
Buckles, who also survived being a civilian POW in the Philippines in World War II, died peacefully of natural causes early Sunday at his home in Charles Town, biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said in a statement. Buckles turned 110 on Feb. 1 and had been advocating for a national memorial honoring veterans of World War I in Washington, D.C.
wikihow: How to Escape from a Sinking Car
RawStory: Shirley Phelps-Roper: Lack of spanking to blame for ‘Anonymous’ hackers
WashingtonPost: Metro escalator malfunction video

The Forums
TinfoilPalace: Change Is Comming to Your Backyard
TinfoilPalace: African dictator's son orders $380million luxury superyacht  (3 x what the country spends on health and education each year)
TheOilAge: This will ultimately destroy all of us...
TheOilAge: 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Little Rock, Arkansas
Hubberts-Arms: Commentary: How much oil will be recoverable?
Hubberts-Arms: Saudi "Day of Rage" planned for 11 March
SilentCountry: Buffett: 'Ignore prophets of doom'
SilentCountry: Gas Rations: At what price?

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