Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Breaking News Tues. Feb. 15, 2011

Middle East Turmoil
Remember, to make navigation a bit easier, you can right click and open in new tab instead of going back and forth. I still can't figure out how to make links open in new tabs so, my apologies for any inconvenience. 

BBC: Clinton expresses US support for Iran protesters
(that's the kiss of death for the protests in Iran, Clinton supports them! LOL)
BBC: Thousands make their voices heard in Iran
CNN: Iranian lawmakers condemn protests; call for execution of leaders

Financial News
From our friend RJ over at the Global Glass Onion.
also, check out this post from his other blog from almost a year ago! Prescient. :D
MarketWatch666:  The coming Chinese hegemony
ChinaDaily: Chinese auto market takes over US as world's largest

ZeroHedge: A Disillusioned 99'er Shares His Disappointment With The American Dream, Welcomes Death
NakedCapitalism: Jeffrey Sachs on the Budget: “Do we really have to have our own Egypt here in the United States?”
CharlesHughSmith: Dislocations Ahead: The Ratchet Effect, Stick-Slip and QE3
BurningPlatform: GRAPES OF WRATH – 2011 (thanks to Uncle Huey at SilCo for the link!)
TPM: GOP admits that they're planning to try to start cutting Social Security this spring.
NPR: Retail Sales Weaker Than Expected In January
NPR: It's Not Just Clothes: Prices Of Many Things Heading Higher
CNNMoney: Slash mortgage deductions for the rich? Fat chance
Cryptogon: Deficit: Biggest Share of Economy Since 1945 
CharlesHughSmith: A 5-Year Scenario: 2011-2016

Peak oil and Energy News
Guardian: How much oil does Saudi Arabia actually have?
Is it 260bn or 550bn barrels? Should we believe the Americans or the Saudis? The answer may lie in the provenance of the information

Environmental News
BBC: Chevron fined for Amazon pollution by Ecuador court
A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron a reported $8bn (£5bn) for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region.
FarmWars: Farmers Against Monsanto!
BBC: South Korea chaos after 'heaviest' snowfall
The heaviest fall in a century is leaving a chaos in its wake - and more snow is forecast
PhysOrg: Study finds massive flux of gas, in addition to liquid oil, at BP well blowout in Gulf
A new University of Georgia study that is the first to examine comprehensively the magnitude of hydrocarbon gases released during the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil discharge has found that up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydrocarbons were emitted into the deep ocean. The authors conclude that such a large gas discharge—which generated concentrations 75,000 times the norm—could result in small-scale zones of "extensive and persistent depletion of oxygen" as microbial processes degrade the gaseous hydrocarbons.
TruthOut: One Company's Toxic Agenda or Our Poisonous Way of Life? Marie-Monique Robin's "The World According to Monsanto"

Food and Water
TreeHugger: Coolest Seed Bank Ever? Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (Video)

TakePart: Secret Seeders Plant Edible Veggies for Inner-City Poor

War, Conflict and Terrorism
CNN: Israel closes embassies over terror fears
Guardian: Curveball's lies – and the consequences
Details of what the Iraqi defector said about WMD, and how it was used by Germany and the United States
BLN: Argentina Seized Undeclared Weapons and Drugs on U.S. Military Aircraft Last Week 

Police State, Big Brother, Surveillance
MotherJones: South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers
A bill under consideration in the Mount Rushmore State would make preventing harm to a fetus a "justifiable homicide" in many cases.
Wired: Darpa Gets Big Bucks for ‘Cyber Tech’ (Whatever That Means)
Wired: House Extends Key Patriot Act Provisions

Medical and Health
CNN: Two sick people, one body found in truck on Florida highway
ABCNews: Did Reporter Suffer Stroke on Live TV?
ABCNews: Stroke Victims: Watching for the Signs
WashingtonPost: Women are 2 1/2 times more likely than men to give up sleep to care for children and others

Wired: Spy Games: Inside the Convoluted Plot to Bring Down WikiLeaks

Other News

Cryptogon: ‘Mubarak Falls Into Coma After Final Speech’ [???]
Metro: Coca-Cola's secret recipe 'revealed' by US website after 125 years
A US website claims to have uncovered Coca-Cola’s secret recipe and has posted the ingredients online.
ThisAmericanLife: Coke Cola recipe posted online
NPR: The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day
MotherJones: Tea Party Patriots Investigated: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Tea Party Patriots preaches transparency, but its leaders have done everything possible to obscure group's finances
Ok, Just had to post this! Thank you RJ! LOL
It's been a long time since I've laughed so hard!

The Forums
TinfoilPalace: Got Some REAL Juicy New Tin For Y'all
TinfoilPalace: Dark Secrets of The Devil's Bible
TheOilAge: NY Times: Companies Raise Prices as Commodity Costs Jump
TheOilAge: NYSE's grab at a $3.7 quadrillion market
Hubberts-Arms: 2011-02-14 Protests in Iran, at least one dead
Hubberts-Arms: Merscorp Lacks Right to Transfer Mortgages, Judge Says
SilentCountry: The grapes of wrath - 2011
SilentCountry: China announces Jan CPI up 4.9%


  1. pam said: "to make navigation a bit easier, you can right click and open in new tab instead of going back and forth..."

    there's even an easier way; try hovering over the link and pressing down on the middle mouse button (the scroll wheel)...those links will open in the same window without leaving this page...you can also use the middle "button" to scroll alongside the post without moving your cursor to the scroll bar by pressing on it anywhere in an unoccupied area of the page...

  2. hey, I forgot about that! Thanks rjs!