Thursday, June 16, 2011

Breaking News Thurs. June, 16, 2011

Having a bit of technical difficulty today. Interwebs were off for several hours and Blogger didn't save my work when I closed it before coming out so I'm having to start all over! Dang!
I'm going to go ahead and post this before it gets much later, run to town, (gotta take the boy somewhere) and when I get back I'll finish it up.
brb. :D
This is crazy, I tried to publish this post and got the following message.

Conflicting edits  

There was more than one attempt to edit this resource at the same time. This may have been because you double clicked on a link or a button or because someone else is also editing this blog or post.

Finally got it published, obviously. LOL

DesdemonaDespair: Japan finds radioactive cesium in slaughtered minke whales
WSJ: Japan Economy Minister: Sales Tax Hike Needed Even If Deflation Persists
Japan's economy minister said Wednesday the government should start lifting the nation's 5% sales tax even if deflation persists, as the nation's poor fiscal state could create even more serious economic pains ...

Global Conflict
Politico: Lawmakers sue President Obama over Libya 
MSNBC: Ayman Al-Zawahri succeeds Osama bin Laden as al-Qaida leaderBespectacled doctor from prominent Egyptian family pioneered the use of suicide bombings; wife, 2 kids were killed by US airstrike
CNN: World outrage boils over Syrian crisis
SeattleTimes: AP Exclusive: Czechs out of US missile shield planThe Czech Republic is withdrawing from U.S. missile defense plans out of frustration at its diminished role, the Czech defense minister told The Associated Press Wednesday.
CNN: Gadhafi's son floats possibility of elections 
TheIndependent: Britain walks out: UK braced for biggest wave of strikes since the 1980sHundreds of thousands of public employees set to strike, with co-ordinated day of action on 30 June
Reuters: Analyst view: Greek prime minister to form new government
Greece's prime minister said on Wednesday he would form a new government and seek a vote of confidence from his parliamentary group after violent protests against austerity measures.
CommonDreams: Spanish Politicians Take to the Skies to Avoid Protesters
President of Spanish region among those who used helicopters as demonstrators tried to blockade Barcelona parliament
CNN: Bloodshed escalates ahead of independence
People outside Sudan know of Turalei as the birthplace of the late Manute Bol, the towering Dinka man who was known for blocking shots in U.S. basketball.
People in Sudan know it for the shade of a few trees and much suffering. The village was burned to the ground and people massacred in years of fighting between the mostly Arab Muslim north and the animist and Christian south.
RawStory: Mullen: U.S. will not leave Afghanistan
NYT: White House Defends Continuing U.S. Role in Libya Operation
BBC: Abuja blast hits Nigeria police headquarters
A powerful explosion has hit the Nigerian police headquarters in the capital, Abuja, officials say.
UPI: Jihadists say Zawahiri new al-Qaida leader

Hack Attacks
CBSNews: Hackers take down CIA website, break into Senate site
BeforeItsNews: 'Anonymous' Warns NATO: 'This Is No Longer Your World'
TheTelegraph: CIA website hacked by Lulz Security
The public website of the US Central Intelligence Agency has gone down after the hacker group Lulz Security said it had launched an attack.

Financial News
Today: We love our families enough to delay retirement for them
Guardian: Germany insists all of EU must pay for Greece bailoutBritain's fierce resistance tested as governments argue over how to structure second Greek rescue package
DailyBail: Rick Santelli: "We Know They'll Cave On The Debt Ceiling, The Bond Market Is Living Proof" (CNBC Video)
CNNMoney: Inflation picks up speedThe Consumer Price Index, the government's key inflation measure, rose 3.6% over the past 12 months. That compares to a 3.2% rise in April when gas prices were still climbing rapidly.
Gas prices fell 2% in May but are still up 36% over the past year. Food prices jumped 3.5% compared to a year ago.
MSNBC: Prospects darken for rich world economySigns of a slowdown in the U.S. compounding fears about Western economy
CNNMoney: Five reasons to be bearish on oil stocks
LAT: GOP shifting on anti-tax policyIn light of the nation's deficit, some Republicans are calling for an end to individual and corporate tax deductions.
LAT: Core prices rise faster in May, causing fears of stagflationOverall consumer prices rise 0.2%, the smallest increase in six months, but core inflation edges up to 0.3%, the highest since July 2008, the Labor Department says.
CBSNews: Did Boeing move 1,000 jobs to get back at union?
A judge is holding hearings in Seattle to determine if Boeing can open a production line in South Carolina instead of Washington state.
Reuters: IMF seen releasing Greek funds despite EU delay
The IMF will release crucial loans to save Greece from default despite a likely delay by the European Union in agreeing a second bailout for the heavily indebted state, euro zone sources said on Thursday.
Bloomberg: Europe Faces ‘Lehman Moment’ as Greece Unravels: Euro Credit
CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall for 8th straight month
ABCNews: Unclaimed Money: $16 Billion in Unredeemed U.S. Treasury Bonds. Could Some Be Yours?
Bloomberg: Wells Fargo Lures Neglected Rich in New York Private-Bank Push 
WSJ: Secondary Sources: Debating QE3, Zombie Consumers, Unemployment 
CNNMoney: 1,000 firms targeted for audits in illegal hiring crackdown In an intensifying effort to battle illegal immigration, the U.S. government sent notices to 1,000 companies on Wednesday alerting them that auditors will be examining their hiring records. 
FortuneCNN: Playing chicken with the debt ceiling is a dangerous game
DailyBeast: Corporate Tax Cuts Won't WorkObama’s advisors think a corporate tax cut will make America more competitive, but is he getting advice from the wrong people? Marshall Auerback on where the real key to recovery lies.
ZeroHedge: Permabullish And Permawrong Joe LaVorgna Forced To Cut Q2 GDP Forecast Again, From 2.7% To 2.3%
HuffPost: As Executive Pay Soars, Worker Pay Stagnates
USAToday: U.S. companies take green steps to offset oil prices
UKOfficeforNationalStatistics: Retail Sales Flat underlying growth in May
LAT: California home sales fall 13.3% in May
With homebuyer tax credits having expired and little job growth, home sales and prices have remained weak this spring. The median price for a home in California was $249,000 in May, down 10.4% from the same month last year and unchanged from April, a report says.

Peak oil and Energy News
Grist: What the U.S. power industry thinks about the future of the U.S. power industry 
EnergyBulletin: The Unintended Impacts of Natural Gas on Food & Transportation: Web chat with David Hughes, Richard Gilbert and Michael Bomford
PeakOil: Waters roil in the South China Sea
PeakOil: Will the Russian economy rid itself of its dependence on oil?
NYT: Who Will Step Up to Meet Oil Demand? China Coal and The Great Doubling
Back in 2005 it was clear to a number of observers that China’s trailing rate of coal consumption was so strong, that its demand was on course to double by the end of the decade. As of 2010, this is precisely what’s happened.
CNBC: Saudi, US Debated Oil Reserve Swap Before OPEC
Bloomberg: IEA Boosts 2016 Oil Demand Forecast, Says $100 Crude a Risk (1)

Environmental News
Economist: Chile's politics: How the mighty have fallen
Mr Piñera’s poll numbers have tumbled primarily because of his support for the Hidroaysén electricity scheme, a plan to build five dams on two rivers in the pristine wilds of Patagonia, which would flood 5,900 hectares (14,573 acres) of nature reserves.
UniverseToday: Lunar Eclipse Images from Around the World; June 15, 2011
Guardian: Cambodian garment workers in 'mass fainting' outbreak
Poor working conditions blamed after 300 workers fall ill at Phnom Penh factory, following earlier case involving 800 people
NewScientist: Tentacular spectacular: Best cephalopod superpowers
Capable of navigating mazes, using tools and solving problems, the cephalopods are the world's most intelligent invertebrates. They also have a few survival tricks up their tentacles. Changing colour, mimicking other species and bioluminescence all come naturally to this impressive bunch.
BusinessInsider: The 10 Cities Still Getting Killed By Foreclosures
ClimateChangePsychology: How would a Solar Grand Minimum affect global warming?
New solar minimum is not a get-out-of-jail-free card. Might reduce the coming warming by 3%, if at all
BBC: Brazil: Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold, new data suggests.
Satellite images show deforestation increased from 103 sq km in March and April 2010 to 593 sq km (229 sq miles) in the same period of 2011, Brazil's space research institute says.
Much of the destruction has been in Mato Grosso state, the centre of soya farming in Brazil.

America in Decline
BeforeItsNews: 9 Trillion Dollars Missing from Federal Reserve, Fed Inspector General Cant Explain
ActivistPost: You're Going to Need a Warrant For That, Officer

Bloomberg: Georgia’s Criminals to Replace Immigrant Farm Workers in Fields
ActivistPost: Facebook Censoring Some Alternative News Sites While Allowing Hackers To Attack Others
Facebook now appears to be censoring some alternative news sites while allowing hackers to go after others. It is no wonder they lost 6 Million users in the US last month.
TPM: Lamar Alexander On Blocking Nominations: That’s What Nominations Are For!
WiredDangerRoom: Report: Bush White House Wanted CIA to Discredit Blogger

Science and Technology
Politico: House GOP moves to cut net neutrality funding

Medical and Health
Bloomberg: Virginia Men Have 15 Years on Mississippi’s, Study Shows
TheAtlantic: How Superbugs Will Affect Our Health Care Costs
Reuters: Diets of poor hurt by rise in food prices - Oxfam
WashingtonPost: Olive oil consumption linked to lower stroke risk

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
GOOD Video: The Biodynamics of Winemaking
DoomerinCanadaThe Many Uses of Fresh Milk

Other News
ESPN: Car fires in chaotic Vancouver after loss(I posted this because I can't believe that people will go nuts over a stupid sporting event and yet...nothing when banks and big business rob them blind. Simply amazing.)
BeforeItsNews: 9/11 Truth ~ Hollywood Speaks Out - Full Movie
Infographic: Life in the Year 2050
What do Americans think the world will be like in 40 years? More technologically advanced, more equal, and environmentally friendlier.
ActivistPost: US proposal would require immigration database
ABCNews: 'Snake House': Family Home in Idaho Turns Out to Be 'Satan's Lair' of Serpents 
UPI: Woman hid $57.60 worth of meat in purseFlorida said they arrested a woman accused of trying to smuggle six racks of ribs and two packs of oxtails out of a grocery store in her purse.
MotherJones: How Republicans Talk About Climate When No One's Listening
HuffPost: Republicans Slash Food Aid For Low-Income Women And Children, But Dodge Farm Subsidy Cuts
SeattleTimes: Historic, hidden tunnels explore towns' darker side
Politico: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck sell endorsements to conservative groups

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, I have had similar problems since they found bin an' gones body.
    Last night I left a flash drive plugged in for several hours, tried to format to create enough space before copying large files and found it had 'bad sectors' and read only privileges, then it refused to mount even on restarting, so I mounted and formatted it via the command line (manually) no problem.
    This gives me administrator privileges (by using 'sudo') that override normal user rights.
    A few weeks ago I had an anti Chinese 'propaganada' 'radio' broadcast streamed direct through harvey organs blogspot site.
    [The Chinese are starting to trade in direct competition to the US silver exchange (which has perhaps 1% real silver) and there is likely to be a tussle over this as control of the world spot price may move to China.]
    just after all the blogspots were out for a few days.
    It was completely generic just two talking heads unidentified ~"China is unstable due to inflation, don't go there" and short.
    It repeated each time you accessed harveys blogspot for one day then stopped.
    Harvey is a retired pharmacist who can't even work out how to change fonts on the blog so it definitely was not him.
    This came in the week Osama's body was dumped and silver was sold short by the MICC massively a few hours before the announcement.
    I was watching this happen on line and posted it up on Facebook immediately, I have also posted that I frequent Harveys blog...
    I am a well known Facebook member of the SLA (silver liberation army).
    I think they are using blogspot as a key to our port 80 and so access to our PC's.
    I run Linux so all other ports are closed by default.
    I have also been 'attacked' by 'bots' / 'trolls' obviously working for TBTB on SLA Facebook pages.

    We had a power cut for 30 minutes last night about 19:00.
    Trouble matching peak demand?

    Take care