Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Breaking News Tues. Feb. 1, 2011

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)


    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?  

Revolution In Egypt
 I'll go ahead and post a bit early and add to this as events unfold later.
WEll, just listened to Mubarak's speach, he's not leaving right away. he said he won't run for another term. WELL, DUH ! He's acting like that's a big favor to the people. you'll be able to see all kinds of stuff online now in the news about it. To me, and this is just me speculating, they are trying to buy time and get "their" man groomed and presentable before the elections. Time will tell now.

BusinessInsider: Mubarak Set To Speak Today, VP Already In Discussions With Other Parties
BusinessInsider: Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations: When Mubarak Goes Is When The Problem Really Begins

BusinessInsider: The Most Explosive Factor In The Egyptian Riots
Egypt has nearly 5,300 people per square mile.
VOA: Egyptians Flood Tahrir Square for Massive Protests
WashingtonPost: Looters included undercover Egyptian police, hospitals tell Human Rights Watch
CAIRO - Human Rights Watch confirmed several cases of undercover police loyal to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime committing acts of violence and looting in an attempt to stoke fear of instability as demonstrations grew stronger Tuesday against the autocratic leader.
ZeroHedge: Follow Egypt's Big Day As Millions Take To The Streets
AlJ: Protesters flood Egypt streets
At least a million gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square as mass protests against President Mubarak are staged across country.
Speigel: The World from Berlin 'A New Phase of Dangerous Instability'
YahooNews: Jordan's king fires Cabinet amid protests
TheAtlantic: Muslim Brotherhood 'Against U.S. Interests,' Says Former State Dept. Official
NYT: Jordan’s King Dismisses Cabinet
CSM: Why a nervous China aims to shield citizens from Egypt news
China has limited coverage of the Egypt protest to its Xinhua news service and warned last week that websites that did not censor comments about Egypt would be 'shut down by force.'
TheAtlantic: 'Pharaohs-in-Waiting': The Uncertain History of Mubarak's Succession Plans
CharlotteObserver: Syrians call for protests on Facebook and Twitter
WashingtonPost: Egypt protests show George W. Bush was right about freedom in the Arab world
WashingtonPost: Amid protests at home, Egypt mobilizes strong lobbying force in Washington
Just weeks before Egypt protests began, country's DC lobbyists helped stop bill condemning Mubarak
BreitBart: IMF, warning of war, Ready To Put Egypt Into Debt
BlackListedNews: Former Director of the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism Center: American Policy in the Middle East is Failing Because the U.S. Doesn’t Believe in Democracy

Much thanks to RJS over at the Global Glass Onion for the following video!

Financial News
BusinessInsider: A Terrifying Vision Of The Financial Crisis Of 2015

BusinessInsider: A $10 Billion Hole in Texas
Guardian: Global economic recovery 'beset by tensions and strains' warns IMF chief
Dominique Strauss-Kahn warns imbalances in current recovery 'could sow seeds of next crisis'
BusinessInsider: The Truth About Today's Spending Data: The Economy Is In Bad Shape
DeclineOfTheEmpire: The Propaganda Blitzkrieg Begins
TheNation: Inequality Drives Egyptians to Streets, But Ours is Worse 
YahooFinance: "It's Much Worse": Howard Davidowitz on the State of the Union 
DailyReckoning: The Meddling of Global “Thinkers”
YahooFinance: Builders began work on fewer projects in 2010
Builders began work on fewer projects in 2010 as construction spending hits decade low
DylanRatigan: No Way To Live

Peak oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: OPEC quotas and crude oil production
CultureChange: Arab World's Turmoil May Spell Sudden Petrocollapse
CBSMoneyWatch: Egypt, Oil, and the Economy
Telegraph: Mid-East contagion fears for Saudi oil fields
Risk analysts and intelligence agencies fear that Egypt's uprising may set off escalating protests in the tense Shia region of Saudi Arabia, home to the world's richest oilfields.

Environmental News

 TheTelegraph: 'Life threatening' cyclone heading for Queensland
The flood-ravaged Australian state of Queensland is preparing for the arrival of a "huge and life threatening" cyclone that authorities fear will be worst storm the region has ever seen.
TreeHugger: 93% of Wall Street Journal's Climate Op-Eds Misrepresent Science
Bloomberg: Storm May Beat Chicago Snowfall Record as NYC Is Iced
VancouverSun: 100 sled dogs slaughtered in Whistler when tourism slumped: Report
TreeHugger: Gas Companies Illegally Using Diesel Fuel for Fracking
CNN: Massive winter system spans 2,000 miles, threatens Midwest cities
YahooNews: U.S. town demolished over lead contamination
ClimateProgress: Masters: Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone Yasi bears down on flooded Queensland, Australia
TreeHugger: It's the Origami Boat: Foldable, Minimalist, DIY Design
MSNBC: Air travelers hit hard by massive winter blast
Airlines cancel nearly 5,900 flights Tuesday as storm moves into Midwest

Food and Water
Reuters: Analysis: Oil money stocks up the OPEC food larder
(Reuters) - A scramble by oil-rich nations to spend their mounting petrodollars on food stocks and fend off price rises, which have triggered riots and revolution, could stoke wider inflation.

War, Conflict and Terrorism

EmptyWheel: Stuxnet: A Way to Nuke Iran without Using a Bomb?
YahooNews: Wall Street banks 'warned of terror threat'
Guardian: Egypt could become a greater threat than Pakistan, say analysts
Turmoil in a state western counter-terrorism agencies have been able to rely on could have 'far-reaching consequences'
WiredDangerRoom: ‘Why I Flattened Three Afghan Villages’ 
TruthOut: Overkill: Future Weapons, Future Wars, and the New Arms Race
CSM: Pakistan court refuses to release US official, denying immunity
A Pakistan court refused to release Raymond Davis, an employee of the US Embassy in Lahore, saying that diplomatic immunity only goes so far. 

Police State, Big Brother, Surveillance

BeforeItsNews: History Channel on Bohemian Grove Decoded
TruthOut: Overkill: Future Weapons, Future Wars, and the New Arms Race
Examiner: Gun show with a little bit of entrapment?
That is the charge the Crossroads of the West gun show is leveling at Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Science and Technology
Guardian: Do you want an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter's? Here it is
University of Birmingham scientists have built an invisibility cloak that makes objects vanish

Medical and Health
NewsAu: Medical students are performing intrusive exams on unconscious patients
YahooNews: Judge: Obama's health overhaul unconstitutional
HuffingtonPost: Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Winner, Takes Homeopathy Seriously 
Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, has surprised the scientific community with his strong support for homeopathic medicine. 
RawStory: Mocking health reform, Republicans propose mandating gun ownership
In a measure apparently mocking the Affordable Care Act's health insurance mandate, Republican lawmakers in South Dakota want to force everyone over 21 years of age to buy a gun by 2012.
Guardian: Dogs can be trained to sniff out bowel cancer, Japanese researchers say

DailyBail: Bank Of America, Wikileaks And Eric Holder - What The U.S. Attorney General Doesn't Want You To Know
TheTelegraph: WikiLeaks files reveal 'cold, callous and brutal' behaviour of ministers

A mother who lost her daughter in the Lockerbie attack has condemned the “cold, callous and brutal” behaviour of British ministers after WikiLeaks documents revealed how they secretly advised Libya on securing the successful early release of the bomber. 

Other News

SFGate: Time to say goodbye to all those passwords (here it comes)
OddNews: Student gets $637 fine for swearing
WashingtonPost: Three-year-old suspended from Arlington preschool for too many potty accidents
FarmWars: A Plea to the American Farmer…
TheTelegraph: The Incredible Kim Jong-il and his Amazing Achievements
Known to his people variously as The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, Our Father, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century or Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been credited with a mind-boggling series of achievements.

NPR: Found In The Archives: 'Modern' Elephant Taxidermy
TheTelegraph: Shepherd's Monument 'code' was 19th century graffiti
It is a secret code that has confounded some of the finest minds of the past 150 years, and proved irresistible to hundreds of conspiracy theorists.
FireDogLake: Why Is Darrell Issa in Pakistan Asking President, PM for Release of Raymond Davis?

The Forums
With so much happening so fast around the world, wouldn't it be good to have other people to talk to about it? Come on, visit the forums linked below!
TinfoilPalace: ALERT! OVER 25 plane "incidents" in 48 hours! CORIOLIS EFFECT? January 31, 2011
TinfoilPalace: American ammunition is available in abundance if the targets are the Muslims and their lands; be it Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Yemen, Gaza, Tunisia and now Egypt.
TheOilAge: Fox Spewing More Trash of Al-CIAda Wallstreet Plot
TheOilAge: The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?
Hubberts-Arms: Kill Switch: Obama Administration Fears Egypt-Style Revolt In U.S.
Hubberts-Arms: Egypt banks risk run as protests hits economy
SilentCountry: Vodka as a bug-out tool
SilentCountry: 6 new terrifying weapons

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