Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Breaking News Wed. 16, 2011

Keep and eye on those Iranian warships headed for Syria. 

Middle East Turmoil
BloombergBusinessweek: Israel’s Lieberman Says Two Iran Gunboats Plan to Sail Via Suez
Today: CBS News' Logan victim of 'brutal' Egypt attack
Correspondent recovering from 'sustained sexual assault and beating' Separated from her crew in the crush of the violent pack, she suffered what CBS called "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating." She was saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network said.
 On the day Mubarak fell, women reported being groped by the rowdy crowds. One witness saw a woman slap a man after he touched her. The man was then passed down a line of people who all slapped him and reprimanded him.
Financial News
NYT: From Prison, Madoff Says Banks ‘Had to Know’ of Fraud
DeclineoftheEmpire: Cut Defense Spending? No Can Do!
TheEconomicCollapse: Even Donald Trump Is Warning That An Economic Collapse Is Coming  (remember, Trump is thinking of running for president in 2012 so he needs to paint the current situation in bleak as terms as possible.)
FDL: Dear Poor People, Thank You for Going Without Heat So We Can Buy Another Week of War thanks to our good friend rj over at the Global Glass Onion!
and also this.
CorenteWire: The House that Jack's Bank Took
AmericanDream: 47 Statistics That Indicate That Economic Stress Points In 2011 Could Be Setting The Stage For A Global Economic Meltdown In 2012
ZeroHedge: Guest Post: How To Fake An Economic Recovery
Minyanville: How UFO Sightings Continue to Impact Shares of Lockheed Martin and Boeing
CharlesHughSmith: Orwell and "Quantitative Easing:" The First Step to Solving a Problem is Stating it Correctly (guest essay)
MyBudget360: Wall Street rally based on fantasy valuations and investment banking trading – S&P 500 back to 2007 valuations and up nearly 100 percent from March 2009 trough.
Bloomberg: Borders Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close Some Stores
TheTelegraph: Youth unemployment hits record
Youth unemployment has hit a record level, with nearly one million school leavers and graduates out of work, raising fears of a generation lost to worklessness.

Peak oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: Drumbeat: February 16, 2011
Cryptogon: Residential Energy Storage with Underground Flywheels

Environmental News
BBC: Japan suspends Antarctic whale hunt !
Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt following protests from a campaign group.
MSNBC: Glaciers atop Mexico volcano likely to vanish soon
'Intense period of glacial retreat in the last few years' tied to warming, expert says
ExtinctionProtocol: Pacific plate upheaval: 8 major quakes strike the world in 6 days
RSOE: Heat Wave - North-America - USA: 16.02.2011 - 04:42:09 
Heat Wave event happened in North-America / USA Temperatures in Rapid City hit a record-breaking 67 degrees Spearfish experienced what is known as a Chinook. The temperature at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 was minus 4 degrees. Within two minutes, the temperature had risen to 45 degrees, a 49 degree change. It continued to rise slowly for two hours until it reached 54 degrees and within 27 minutes had dropped
back down to minus 4, a 58-degree change. 
NBCNewYork: Silver Streaks in the Sky Likely a Meteor
Residents from NJ, NY, CT and Pa. report streaks of silver in the sky
SFGate: Delta fish may be too far gone to save, plan hints
Damage to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is so extensive that billions of dollars in restoration efforts may not save smelt and salmon from extinction, according to the first draft of a long-range plan to manage the West Coast's most important estuary.
 EarthChangesandPoleShift: Magnetosphere plots from 13. to 15. Feb. 2011 -More violent wobble? 
(thanks for the link Ellie!)

Food and Water News
PoliticsofthePlate: Co-opting an Unsustainable Food System: Student-Run Collectives Replace Junk Food Franchises on College Campuses
TusconCitizen: More food riots predicted due to climate change
That well-known liberal rag, BusinessWeek (sarcasm), is now talking about climate change shooting up food prices due to low supply and high demand.
Bloomberg: Food Riots Threaten Latin America on Surging Commodities in UN Assessment
The past month’s protests in North Africa and the Middle East were partly linked to agriculture costs. World food prices climbed to a record in January, the UN said on Feb. 3. Food prices are rising to “dangerous levels and threaten tens of millions of poor people” globally, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said yesterday.
ABCNews: World Bank: Food Prices at 'Dangerous Levels'
Food Prices Have Increased 29 Percent in a Year, Driven by Flood and Drought
NTY: Is the World Producing Enough Food?  Corn's Domino Effect
Food prices are zooming again for reasons besides bad weather, climate change and global growth.
MarginalRevolution: The Economics of Meat. Is the cow a silo of option value? Are There Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Lurking in Your Chicken? Drug-Resistant Bacterial Outbreaks: From Factory Farm to Table
(older article but worth reading.)

War, Conflict and Terrorism
WiredDangerRoom: Pentagon Deputy: What if al-Qaeda Got Stuxnet?
TheExiled: Narco-War Dispatch: Gulf Cartel Releases A Brutal Video Threat Against The Zetas…
WiredDangerRoom: ‘Armed Humanitarians’ Kill People Between Sips of Tea
ThreatLevel: Surveillance Footage and Code Clues Indicate Stuxnet Hit Iran
DailyBail: Iraqi 'Curveball' Admits To 'Outright Lies' Costing U.S. Taxpayers $774 Billion - And Still Growing

Police State, Big Brother, Surveillance
WiredThreatLevel: Clinton Demands Net Freedom Abroad as Domestic Restrictions Loom
Clinton’s speech came a day after the House voted to extend to December 8 three controversial domestic spy provisions of the Patriot Act. And Customs officials seized 18 more internet domains without giving the pirate website owners a chance to challenge the forfeiture.
 FDL: Kansas Republican Reveals Failsafe Method For Detecting “Illegals”
...We didn’t ask the girl what nationality she was, we didn’t think that was proper. But we could tell by looking at her that she was not originally from this country. [...]REP. GATEWOOD: Can you expand on how you could tell that they were illegal?REP. O’BRIEN: Well she wasn’t black, she wasn’t Asian, and she had the olive complexion.
VigilantCitizen: Police State at the Brit Awards 2011
ModernSurvivalBlog: Lieberman Crafts Internet Kill-Switch Legislation 

Science and Technology
Wired: In Your Face: Close-Up Look at Doomed Comet
Wired: To Talk With Aliens, Learn to Speak With Dolphins

Other News
MSNBC: Lawsuit claims Pentagon turned blind eye to military rape victims
'I felt completely isolated and alone and really scared. Here I was, in the middle of a foreign country in the middle of a war,' plaintiff in lawsuit tells NBC News
Wired: Decades before Hollywood shlockmeisters rolled out their gimmicky spectacles in the mid-’50s, Nazi filmmakers made 3-D propaganda films using their own versions of the format.
TheDailyCaller: February 16, 2011 NY Times letters to the editor can’t say the the paper is ‘wrong’
and this, from rj, LOL
ChrisHiley:‘Bitten or crushed by other reptiles’
DailyBail: Gore Vidal: "Our Only Political Party Has Two Right Wings, One Called Republican, The Other Democrat"

The Forums
In these fast changing times, it's good to find people that are also paying attention to current events to talk to. You can't do better than the people who post at the forums linked below!
TinfoilPalace: GLP Have Uncovered a GROUP of U.K. Psychologists & Psychiatrists Who Have Been Targeting Conspiracy Site Users...
TinfoilPalace: Worlds largest recorded Tsunami 1700 feet
TheOilAge: The PPI Horror!
TheOilAge: America Accepts Defeat in NYSE Takeover
Hubberts-Arms: North Sea Oil Output Dives
Hubberts-Arms: Tomato Prices Soar After Cold Weather Kill-Off
SilentCountry: 2 Iranian warships sailing to Syria via Suez tonight- 1st time since 1979
SilentCountry: SALVAGE, the coming way of life

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