Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Breaking News Wed, Feb. 9, 2011

Egypt and the Middle East
ZeroHedge: Stockholm Syndrome In The Nile: 70% Of Egypt's Employed Work For The Government
BusinessInsider: The Simple Reason The Mideast Is Doomed To Uprising After Uprising After Uprising
FDL: Day 15 in Tahrir Square: Crowds Remain Strong, Suleiman Makes Veiled Threat
Guardian: Egypt protesters defiant as Omar Suleiman warns of coup
Vice-president accused of creating a 'disastrous scenario', as demonstration in Tahrir Square enters 16th day

Financial News
TheDailyBail: 60 Minutes: Walking Away From Your Mortgage (WATCH)

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ThinkProgress: America’s Income Inequality Worse than Egypt
ZeroHedge: Just How Ugly Is The Truth Of America's Unemployment: David Rosenberg Explains
Forbes: Times Have Changed: No More ‘China Produces and America Consumes’
Wired: Prison Economics: How Fish and Coffee Become Cash
MotherJones: Hanging with the Robber Barons of Haiti
Reuters: Bernanke says job growth, inflation still too low

Peak oil and Energy News
Guardian: WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices
US diplomat convinced by Saudi expert that reserves of world's biggest oil exporter have been overstated by nearly 40% (I sure wish Matt Simmons was still alive to see this. ) thanks RJS and Deckard!
TheAtlantic: China's Growing Energy Appetite Punk US Oil Demand and Export Confusion
TheOilDrum: Wikileaks on Peak Oil
TruthOut: Dmitry Orlov: Peak Oil Lessons From The Soviet Union (Video)
Bloomberg: U.S.-Bound Supertanker Hijacked by Pirates Off Oman
Just wanted to pop back in and show you what rjs over at the Global Glass Onion sent me!
It helps explain Peak Oil to friends and family. LOL

Environmental News
EarthObservatory: CALIPSO Spies Polar Stratospheric Clouds
CNN: Winter storm warnings in place for 8 states
Grist: Smackdown: climate science vs. climate economics
UniverseToday: Mysterious Noctilucent Clouds As Seen from Space 
Telegraph: Starlings like 'swarm of locusts' say farmers
Starlings are famed for their incredible aerial displays, creating beautiful patterns in the sky. But farmers are now calling for them to be shot, saying the birds are destroying valuable animal feed in alarming quantities.

Food and Water
Guardian: Salad slaves: Who really provides our vegetables - video
The Costa del Sol is famous for its tourists and beaches but just behind them is a hidden world of industrial greenhouses where African migrants work in extreme conditions

Cryptogon: U.S. Corn Reserves Hit Lowest Level in 15 Years

War, Conflict and Terrorism
Telegraph: Is Israel facing an existential threat? 
Guardian: North and South Korea military talks collapse
Military officials fail to make progress in ending tensions, despite fresh hopes of reunifying families separated during 1950s war
WashingtonPost: Rumsfeld's flight of fancy on Iraq
RawStory: Hague warns Israel over ‘belligerent’ rhetoric

Police State, Big Brother, Surveillance
Wired: House Fails to Extend Patriot Act Spy Powers
RawStory: Rumsfeld: Guantanamo one of world’s ‘finest’ prisons

Science and Technology
ComputerWorld: China building a city for cloud computing
But it has a way to go to match U.S. in IT spending

Medical and Health
YahooNews: France sees first 'saviour sibling'
NewsNurse: British Researcher Says Universal Flu Vaccine Closer to Reality 

Other News
RawStory: UK court bans man from having sex because of low IQ
TheWarningSigns: Another WTF Moment in America
HuffingtonPost: Mandatory Arabic Classes Planned For Some Texas Schools
AmericanDream: 20 Facts That Will Make You Really Mad If You Stop And Think About Them For A While

The Forums
Don't be afraid! Check out the awesome forums linked below...while there's still time. :D
TinfoilPalace: The Cassiopaea Cult - A Cautionary Tale 
TinfoilPalace: E.L. Rothschild LLC Acquires a Majority Stake in Weather Central, LP
TheOilAge: Real Proof of Peak Oil (WikiLeaks)
TheOilAge: China's Secret War Plan
Hubberts-Arms: Epic Essay from Stoneleigh: An Unstable Tower of Breaking Promises
Hubberts-Arms: Book Review - Sleepless by Charlie Huston (FANTASTIC Doomer Novel)
SilentCountry: Guy McPherson: Extinction event?
SilentCountry: Montana Bill Would Create Armed State Militia Force


  1. if your readers are confused as to how the Bernank could be saying inflation is too low, pam, it's because they're spending too much of their income on eating, gasoline and heating, things the Fed dont measure in their core inflation gage...they should be spending more on entertainment, furniture, appliances, electronics and new cars, and borrowing more to do it...

  2. thanks rjs, I know I did a double take when I read that. LOL I figured Ben was having a 'senior moment' or something.
    thanks for that explanation, it makes sense now!