here's a story that really concerns me, thanks to the Ozarker for sending this along too.
TheAtlantic: The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots
With British Prime Minister David Cameron authorizing the use of rubber bullets and water canons in wake of the turbulent London riots spreading through Britain, questions have been raised about how authorities in the U.S. would respond to a similar domestic disturbance threatening the nation's stability. According to National Journal's White House correspondent Marc Ambinder the U.S. already has a game plan in place. "If what happened in London ever happened in the US, the military has plans -- CONPLAN 3501 and 3502 -- to suppress the 'insurrection,' he tweeted. The mysterious reference to a numbered military plan generated a flurry of interest on Twitter as NPR host Michele Norris shot back:"I want to know more about the military's plan to suppress any potential 'insurrection.'-- CONPLAN 3501 and 3502????"
Also, check out this fascinating site that Grumalg sends us the link to.
"Who Rules America?"
Looks like a good site with lots of information and plenty to check out! thanks Grumalg!
And, From our good friend Mr. Bill we have this...
DownwardSpiral: Riding the School Bus is Apparently About to Become a Thing of the Past
DemocracyNow: From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan’s Atomic Tragedies
Reuters: Soul searching lies ahead as riots cool in Britain
Hosted: London police raiding houses over UK riots
Grist: Japan’s government allowed evacuations into radiation plume’s path
MaxKeiser: Cameron Suggests “Purple Rain” for Rioter - The tactic was used in apartheid South Africa against protesters In 1989
Metro: UK riots: David Cameron hints at social media shut down - Prime Minister David Cameron has suggested that the government plans to block social media services like Twitter as a way of preventing further riots.
ActivistPost: Amazon Disarms Brits By Banning Self-Defense Items - Following calls by politicians, media and the police for Brits not to buy baseball bats and engage in what was disparagingly termed “vigilantism,” Amazon UK has followed suit by banning self-defense items from its online store, after sales of makeshift weapons soared through the roof as a result of riots plaguing the country.
TheTelegraph: UK riots: insurers 'will pay claims then recover money from the police' - Britain’s police forces could face a bill for tens of millions of pounds from insurance companies because property was damaged in the rioting while the “police effectively failed to keep law and order”.
SeattleTimes: AP Exclusive: US group trains troops in Somalia
CNN: Tanks leave Hama's center, but violence erupts in other Syrian cities
CNN: Crude bomb left on Oklahoma gas line, FBI says - FBI agents are looking into who left what appeared to be a crude explosive device attached to a natural gas line in rural Oklahoma, the bureau said Wednesday.
Hosted: NATO: 5 service members killed by roadside bomb
AlArabiya: Syrian tanks and troops enter two more protest hubs, rights activists say
BBC: Top e-petition demands axing of benefits for rioters
This from RDenner at Hubberts-Arms.
Reuters: Banks in Asia review credit to French lenders - One bank in Asia has cut credit lines to major French lenders while five other banks in Asia are reviewing trades and counterparty risk as worries about the exposure of French banks to peripheral euro zone debt mounts, banking sources told Reuters on Thursday.
NewYorkPost: Madoff's immoral fabric - Bernie's pants now cover your apps - (filed under "Why the Hell Didn't I Think of That!!!)
Time: What Europe's Downfall Means for the World
TheTelegraph: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: euro is 'unsaveable' - Telegraph columnist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard tells Robert Miller why the single currency cannot work in its current form, and what he believes will happen to the eurozone next.
JaredBernsteinBlog: A Good Housing Idea Gets a Try
WashingtonPost: Does the downgrade mean more U.S. towns will go bankrupt?
CnnMoney: Bank of America's back-door TARP - Taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae just bought the servicing rights to a bunch of bad loans from the struggling Bank of America. Where does it end?
NPR: Italians Bristle At The Price Of Financial Help
BusinessInsider: MISS: The US Trade Deficit Increased In June
MyBudget360: The next massive debt bubble to crush the economy – 10 charts examining the upcoming implosion of the student loan market. $1 trillion in student loans and defaults sharply increasing.
SybilStar: Pictures Are Worth a Trillion Words
WashingtonPost: America’s debt is not its biggest problem
Freakonomics: Interpreting the Fed: How Did it Lower Rates This Time?
Bloomberg: Australia Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Rises; Traders Increase Rate-Cut Bets
Mish: US Treasury Bull Market Not Over; Record Low Yields; Shades of Japan; Why QE3 Totally Useless
YahooFinance: US homes got fewer foreclosure warnings in July
EconoMonitor: Copying Sweden, Fed Tries to Avoid Becoming Like Japan
YahooFinance: Firm accused of defrauding 5 Wis. school districts - SEC accuses Stifel Nicolaus of fraud in sales of investments to 5 Wisconsin school districts
Reuters: Analysis: More austerity may be the last thing Italy needs - Italy's problem is not a high budget deficit but chronically weak growth, and forcing it to frontload austerity measures just as its economy is moving into yet another downturn may prove dangerously counter productive.
Politico: John Boehner and Mitch McConnell's super committee picks
Politico: Deficit hits $1.1 trillion, Treasury says
CNNMoney: Can Washington handle 'too big to fail'?
WashingtonPost: Poll: Majority of public has lost faith in government ability to fix economy
BusinessInsider: Jeremy Grantham: My Worst Fears Are Being Realized, The US Is A Banana Republic
CNNMoney: Recession 2.0 would hurt worse
SeattleTimes: Bank of New York Mellon plans 1,500 job cuts
NYT: Some in Germany Want Greece to Temporarily Exit the Euro Zone
YahooFinance: Wall Street Tumbles 4%: Has the Market Hit Bottom?
CNBC: Market Pros Aren't Panicking, Signaling Selloff Isn't Over
CNNMoney: Bernanke has thrown in towel on economy
Guardian: Debt crisis: share prices slump in response to France deficit - Rumours that France could be stripped of AAA credit rating prompts drop of around 400 points on Wall Street
Bloomberg: Insiders Buy Stocks at Highest Rate Since 2009
Peak oil and Energy News
Grist: Utilities cash in when you go solar
TheTelegraph: Oil is riding a 'big dipper', says energy watchdog IEA - Oil is riding a "big dipper," with prices plunging again on uncertainty about debt levels in the West, signs of a slowdown in emerging markets and political paralysis, the IEA said on Wednesday.
UPI: EIA expects rise in U.S. oil production
ConsumerEnergyReport: Will a SmartGrid and GM’s Volt Stimulate the Electric Vehicle Industry
TechReview: Venture Capitalists Back Away from Clean Energy - Their shift toward low-risk projects could strand innovative renewable-energy technology in the lab.
Kurzweil: Making biofuels 10 times faster - Engineering researchers at Rice University have developed a new method for rapidly converting simple glucose and mineral salts into biofuels and petrochemical substitutes.
EarlyWarning: Global Oil Supply Increases in July - Global liquid fuel supply increased again in July according to both OPEC (secondary sources) and the IEA.
ProPublica: What’s a ‘Significant Error’? Standard & Poor’s Says Leave It To Us
Statesman: Federal panel: Fracking chemicals should be revealed
ScienceDaily: Tundra Fires Could Accelerate Climate Warming — After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.
MSNBC: Alaska volcano's eruption stirs concern about disruption - Cleveland Volcano may be preparing for more explosive event, scientists say
MSNBCPhotoBlog: Hot lava flows from pond on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano
MSNBC: United Arab Emirates pledges up to $1 million for tornado-ravaged Joplin - Gulf state to help equip high school students with laptop computers
RedPlanet: Extreme Weather Affects Most Of The US
IBTimes: Hundreds of Exotic Wild Skins and Skulls Products Seized in Australia - Hundreds of products made illegally out of Orangutan, lion and bear skulls and skins were seized from a property in Sydney, when a raid was carried out by the Australian Environment Department on Thursday.
BBC: Scotland's road and rail network hit by flooding
America in Decline
PopSci: NYPD Creates Facebook-Police Task Force to Mine Social Media for Clues
ABCNews: New Jersey Tent City Houses 70 Homeless People Who Draw Community Scorn - Marilyn Berenzweig was a successful New York textile designer who loved her work and comfortable lifestyle. For the past year, however, she and her husband have been living in a tent city in the New Jersey woods.
Food and Water
ZeroHedge: The Price Of A Big Mac Is Now $17.19 In Zurich
CNN: Saving Ahmed from starvation
Time: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: Drought-Stricken Texas Town to Recycle Urine
MyHealthNewsDaily: 9 Good Sources of Disease-Fighter Vitamin D
Science and Technology
UniverseToday: Meteor Shower Points Towards Undiscovered Earthbound Comet
IBTimes: Latest Pictures: Planet Mars You Never Saw Before
Medical and Health
PopSci: Blood Test Can Tell Fetus's Sex at Just 7 Weeks
MSNBC: New leukemia treatment exceeds 'wildest expectations' - A single shot could be one of the biggest advances in cancer research in decades, scientists say. But the research almost didn't happen
MSNBC: Sleep apnea linked to dementia risk
ScientificAmerican: Daily Red Meat Raises Risk for Diabetes, Large Study Says - People who eat as little as one serving of red meat a day, whether it is processed or unprocessed, have an increased chance of getting type 2 diabetes
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
NaturesWrath: Kitchen Gardening During Drought
ModernSurvivalOnline: This weeks assignment: Batteries and flashlights
IBTimes: 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition - Supported by Architects Southwest, the 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition is an annual design competition focused on creating the best safe house for a zombie apocalypse.
TransitionVoice: Smashing the melon of American complacency with the mallet of Russian grit
MSNBC: The rich are different — and not in a good way, studies suggest - The 'Haves' show less empathy than 'Have-nots' ( no way! LOL)
WashingtonPost: Warren Jeffs, ‘Sister Wives,’ and American polygamy
TinfoilPalace:The extraordinary claims recorded by MoD's UFO desk as our X-Files are opened
TinfoilPalace:Meet the exorcist schoolgirls who spend their time casting out DEMONS around the world
TheOilAge:Double trouble in the tropics: East Coast and Gulf
TheOilAge:A Cup of Piss
Hubberts-Arms: WARNING... China May have lit the fuse!
Hubberts-Arms:Riding the School Bus is Apparently About to Become a Thing of the Past
SilentCountry:The danger of Rabies Post-Doom
SilentCountry:bloodTHIRSTY Thursday Dow watch