Monday, June 6, 2011

Breaking News Mon. June 6, 2011

hello guys, hope you are all having better weather and got your gardens in
Feels a little bit cooler here so far today but still need some rain. We'll take what improvements we can get though. LOL
Thanks today to rj at Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker from over at Conflicted Doomer for some great links today. I'd been lost without their help today, no kidding.
also, we have a new blog to read, Canadian Doomer. Great articles there on frugal living be sure to check it out.

ZeroHedge: Japan Finally Admits TOTAL Meltdowns at 3 Nuclear Reactors Within Hours of Earthquake 
BusinessInsider: Tepco Closes Down 27.6% -- Its Worst Day Yet -- After Talk Of Bankruptcy
WSJ: Tokyo Doubles Estimate for Total Radiation Release In 1st Week After Quake
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--The Japanese government, providing fresh evidence on the severity of a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, more than doubled Monday its estimate for the amount of radiation released from the plant in the first week of the crisis in March.

Global Conflict
WashingtonPost: Yemen’s future after Saleh worries U.S. officials
EnergyBulletin: Seymour Hersh on Iran's nuclear capability, the Arab uprisings and Obama's isolation
CSMonitor: Why the South China Sea is turning more turbulent
A US-China military rivalry may be behind China's recent aggressiveness in the South China Sea. On Sunday, Vietnam claims China cut the underwater cables of one of its survey ships.
TheAtlantic: China's Military Accuses U.S. of Unleashing an 'Internet Tornado'
Activists: YouTube videos show mangled bodies of Syrian civilians
BBC: IAEA nuclear watchdog meeting to focus on Syria
The International Atomic Energy Agency board is meeting amid pressure from the US and other nations to rebuke Syria over alleged illicit nuclear activity.
BBC: Iraq: Suicide car bombing in Tikrit kills at least 12

Financial News
WWLP: I-Team:Man gets a $0 foreclosure notice
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The housing crisis ended with many homes in foreclosure, which is why it was no joke when a man from Northampton got a letter stating his home would be seized if he didn't pay up zero dollars and zero cents! 
Reuters: Greece to start austerity drive as nation seethesGreek Prime Minister George Papandreou starts a campaign on Monday to secure a new international bailout by imposing years of austerity on a nation already seething over corruption and economic mismanagement.
CommonDreams: It's Not Just Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The IMF Itself Should Be On Trial
Imagine a prominent figure was charged, not with raping a hotel maid, but with starving her, and her family, to death
CNSNews: China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills 
WashingtonPost: IMF agrees to a $3 billion loan for Egypt
EconFuture: Could Fast Food Automation Replace Low Wage Workers?
USAToday: Tightening our belts: Americans lower income expectations
VancouverSun: Airline profits to tumble in 2011 on fuel, global
BBC: Bribery in India: A website for whistleblowers
Imagine if you had to pay a bribe to see your newborn baby, get your water supply connected or obtain your driving licence. It's an everyday fact of life in India - but campaigners are now using people power and the internet to fight back.
Bloomberg: Geithner May Back Lagarde at IMF to Keep American at World Bank
BusinessInsider: Here's What Happens When US Energy Spending Passes 9% Of GDP
MyBudget360: Serfdom via student loans 
Lenders going after Social Security and saddling college graduates with a debt albatross. Modern day debtor’s prison comes with a University degree.
BusinessInsider: Arnold Van De Berg Says The Bear Market Will Last Until 2016
CNBC: Wall Street Baffled by Slowing Economy, Low Yields: Trader 
TheIndependent: US house price fall 'beats Great Depression slide'
Forbes: Intensive Care Required For Sick US Economy 
CNBC: Fears Grow Over Double-Dip Recession
TheNewYorker: The Warren Court
Elizabeth Warren may well be the most popular person in Washington. When she was head of the Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP, her willingness to go after Wall Street, the Treasury Department, and the Fed made her a liberal icon. And her folksy, Midwestern air and her ability to express complex financial issues in simple language turned her into an unlikely media superstar.BusinessInsider: Why A Nobel Prize Winner Just Withdrew His Nomination For The Federal Reserve
BusinessInsider: China's Drought: A Game Changer?
NakedCapitalism: “Debtors’ Prison”: Bob Kuttner on the Costs of Rentier Rule
RitHoltz: 2011 Private Employment is 2% Below 2001 Levels
StreetLight: QE2: What it Did, and What it Didn't Do
Economist'sView: Fed Watch: Circling the Drain
DemocracyNow: "Every 30 Minutes": 
Crushed by Debt and Neoliberal Reforms, Indian Farmers Commit Suicide at Staggering Rate

Peak oil and Energy News
MaxKeiser: Despite Record Exports, U.S. Trade Deficit Soars on Rising Oil Prices
Saudi Prince: "We don't want the West to go and find alternatives" to oil

Reuters: TransCanada restarting Keystone oil pipeline
TransCanada Corp was restoring operations on Sunday along the Keystone crude oil pipeline, one week after it was shut by a leak at a Kansas pumping station, a company spokesman said.
Platts: Malaysia begins rolling out 5% biodiesel blending mandate
TheOilDrum: Floating LNG: The Final Frontier Of The Gas Age

Environmental News
ModernSurvivalBlog: Huge Spinning Storm off California… in June!
BBC: Arizona forest fire threatens town of Greer and others
CNN: Levee breach near the Missouri-Iowa border prompts evacuations
Independent: Forests fight back all over the world
Woodland density is going up after decades of decline, but concerns about deforestation remain. Andrew Marszal reports on the Great Reversal
ConsumerEnergyReport: Taking Care of the Topsoil
AccuWeather: More Heavy Rain Awaits Flood-Ravaged Montana
NatGeo: Kenyan Chainsaw Gang Thwarted
NakedCapitalism: On the Shortcomings in US Nuclear Emergency Plans

America in Decline
CNN: Florida governor defends measure requiring drug tests for welfare
Grist: Haley Barbour pins the BP oil spill on a sad bird
DeclineoftheEmprie: Bread And Circuses In America
Mish: Could you endure 15 seconds of waterboarding even if you knew it was a setup and could cancel it at will?
Unfortunately the video is not embeddable, but please consider this short link on waterboarding where journalist Mike Guy underwent waterboarding by a trained member of the U.S. military in the site's new Lab Rat feature.
Time: Dirty Work: The Creeping Rollback of Child-Labor Laws 

The government has not had a lot of ideas for what to do about the nation's anemic job market, but there are troubling signs that one old idea is starting to re-emerge: child labor. In the first part of the 20th century, there was a concerted effort to end the scourge of children working in factories and textile mills. But now there is a small but noticeable drive to weaken these protections.

Food and Water
BBC: Did this farm cause E. coli outbreak? (video)DesdemonaDespair: Drought may cost UK farmers £400m
BigPictureAgriculture: U.S. Weekly Grain Market in Review for June 3, 2011
NYT: Texas Still Has Its Rustlers, and Men in White Hats Chasing Them
Guardian: UN report calls for regulation to curb speculators pushing up food prices
• Investment in commodity funds has reached $270bn
• Speculators blamed for putting staples out of reach of poor
FP: More Than 1 Billion People Are Hungry in the World

Science and Technology
CSMonitor: Roman shipwreck: Giant fish tank in a 2,000-year-old ship?
Roman shipwreck: Scientists say that an ancient Roman shipwreck had the plumbing for a salt-water aquarium.
KurzweilAI: Over 4,000 books now available as free PDF downloads
All PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press are now downloadable to anyone free of charge.
KurzweilAI: If a primordial black hole hits the sun…
BBC: Australia breakthrough on recovering old fingerprints
Australian researchers have developed a new way of recovering usable fingerprints from old evidence.

Medical and Health
ABCnews: New Cancer Drugs Raise Hope of Survival
IndiaToday: Toxin from GM crops found in human blood: Study
SkNews: German Organic Farm 'Behind E.coli Outbreak'
Wired: 30 Years of AIDS, And How It Began. (Part 1)
ScientificAmerican: New MRSA Strain Found In Dairy Cattle and Humans
High-tech genetic tests miss a new strain of drug-resistant Staph, which seems to be transferable between people and cows
KurzweilAI: New strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered
ExtinctionProtocol: Antibiotic misuse warnings comes out of Ecoli outbreak scare

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
CanadianDoomer: How to Pressure Can Meat
EHow: How to Bake Pretzels
WikiHow: How to Make Chimichurri
Monsters&Critics: Kitchen hygiene tips
DoomerinCanada: Update on Anti-Hoarding in Canada
Other News
WashingtonPost: Dancers shimmy at the Jefferson Memorial
It might not seem like the spot for a dance party, but on Saturday, dozens of people shimmied, shook and even funky-walked inside the Jefferson Memorial in protest of a recent court ruling banning such behavior.
Religion: Actually, that's not in the Bible
TheIndependent: Kids in HSE care ended up working in brothels
Children have been going missing from State care and ending up working as sex slaves in brothels for at least three years, leaked US embassy cables reveal.
Guardian: Abused teenager appeals to Cameron over the closure of children's homes
Plea by 16-year-old reveals imminent crisis in care provision for vulnerable children across Britain
Deseretnews: Personhood bill seeks to define when life begins
Defining when a person becomes a person under current state laws is not very straightforward. In order to make the distinction more clear, pro-life activists and members of Personhood USA are trying to create a more clear, as well as earlier, definition of when life begins, according to NPR.

The Forums
TinfoilPalace: Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
TinfoilPalace: Is this a secret space station on Mars?
TheOilAge: Tide of unemployment coming
TheOilAge: Orlov: The US and Five Stages of Collapse
Hubberts-Arms: Magnets and morality : magnetic fields affect thinking
Hubberts-Arms: Sony Hackers target FBI
SilentCountry: Arizona burning
SilentCountry: Flash Mob Violence Increasing

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