Friday, September 2, 2011

Breaking News Fri. Sept. 2, 2011

Thanks to RJ  at Global Glass Onion and  the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer,  for their contributions and help. Be sure to check out their great blogs today!.
and sometimes a pictures really does say a thousand words. thanks Ozarker!
Politicususa: Eric Cantor Kicks the Jobless Out of His Version of A Townhall
oh, and special thanks to VaMom for this link.
DCUrbanMom: Where do you buy boutique kids clothing?
(you'll notice a conspicuous lack of suggestions to shop at walmart or dollar store, or yard sales or used clothing stores in that forum thread.)
Global Conflict
RawStory: UN inquiry calls Israel flotilla raid ‘excessive’
MetroUK: Osama bin Laden 9/11 colouring book slammed by Muslims
A 9/11 children’s colouring book featuring pictures of the execution of a cowering Osama bin Laden and the burning twin towers has sparked outrage among Muslims in America.
CNN: Taliban abducted young people, officials believe
CNN: Gadhafi regime's long-held secrets opening to view
BusinessInsider: This New Combination Laser-Machine Gun Successfully Took Out A Fleet Of 'Pirates'
ForeighPolicy: The Tripoli Uprising - The inside story of Libya's underground revolutionaries as they organized, hid out, waited, and finally liberated the capital city.
Post-Gazette: Rebels say Gadhafi fleeing toward Niger
MSNBC: Turkey expels Israeli ambassador over deadly raid - Israel has refused to apologize for incident that killed 9 Turks in May 2010
CNN: Syria's attorney general: Resignation or kidnapping?

Hacker News
Telegraph: Two arrested over shared Anonymous and LulzSec hacker identity
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of using the same online identity to conspire in computer hacking and cyber attacks by Anonymous and LulzSec.
Spiegel: Leak at WikiLeaks - A Dispatch Disaster in Six Acts

Financial News
WSJ: Government Cutbacks Spur More Layoffs
WSJ: Broader Unemployment Rate Rises to 16.2%
BusinessInsider: American Bankers Do Not Deserve $2.2 Trillion In Pay And Bonuses
BLS: Employment Situation News Release 
CapitalSpectator: Job Growth Takes A Dive In August
WSJ: Reluctance to Hire Stalls Job Market
NYT: Surveys Show Manufacturing Slowing Worldwide
TheIndependent: So arrogant and stupid they might bring us all down: Darling's verdict on Britain's bankers
JOC: US Manufacturing Index Slips Closer to Contraction
StarTribune: White House projects $1.3T budget deficit and election-year unemployment rate of 9 percent
Mish: Interactive Map: What States, Counties, Industries Have Job Growth?
Guardian: One in 25 business leaders may be a psychopath, study finds - Psychopaths use charm and manipulation to achieve success in the workplace, according to a US study
BusinessInsider: Here's The #1 Cause Of The Horrible Jobs Situation
Guardian: Berlusconi vows to leave 'shitty' Italy in conversation recorded by police - Transcripts from blackmail investigation reveal the Italian prime minister's frustration with his country
BusinessInsider: BERLUSCONI: "I Don't Give A F***", Italy Makes Me Feel Like Puking
BusinessInsider: Here's Goldman's 1-Line Response To The Jobs Report
NakedCapitalism: The More You Look, The More Bank Criminality You Find in Mortgage Land
McClatchy: Unemployment holds at 9.1 percent 
MyBudget360: While D.C. and Wall Street burns the middle class flailstop 10 percent control 98 percent of all financial security wealth. For stocks and mutual funds bottom 90 percent controls only 19 percent of total assets.
NYT: What Does ‘Economic Growth’ Mean for Americans?
HuffingtonPost: U.S. to sue big banks over mortgage securities: report  
TheNation: Executive Pay and the Great Tax Dodge  
WSJ: Long-Term Unemployment Casts Doubt on Fed’s Ability to Help
BusinessInsider: Hermès Had To Hire 400 People To Keep Up With Demand For Its $10,000 Bags
The global economy may be in a state of disarray, but one luxury company--French fashion house Hermès--is doing better than ever.
The company, best know for its iconic Birkin bag, announced a 50% jump in profits in the first half of the year (to $416 million) and said it had hired nearly 400 new employees to keep up with demand, according to the Guardian. 
Reuters: Fed orders Goldman to review foreclosures - The Federal Reserve ordered Goldman Sachs to hire an outside consultant to review mortgage loans serviced by a subsidiary in order to identify and compensate borrowers who were wrongly foreclosed upon, the central bank announced on Thursday.
McClatchy: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say
WashingtonPost: Goldman gets out of mortgage-servicing business
SFGate: Number of self-employed Americans drops
GlobeandMail: The world is breaking up - how investors should adapt

Peak oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: The Seneca Effect: Why Decline Is Faster Than Growth
HuffingtonPost: The Dirtiest Fuel on the Planet

Mineweb: China's main precious metals bourse welcomes Barclays
The Shanghai Gold Exchange has granted the Shanghai branch of Barclays approval to become a trading member.
IBTimes: Morning Silver Market Report
ZeroHedge: Precious Metals Surge As QE3 Now Merely A Formality
Guardian: Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones - video
Must watch: video report from Democratic Republic of Congo on the people exploited in the rush for rare minerals
Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day

Environmental News
MSNBC: Earthquake threat to nuclear reactors far higher than realized'Forty years ago, when some of these plants were started, the hazard we had no idea,' industry consultant says 
ABCNews: Obama Tells EPA To Ditch New Ozone Regulations
Grist: GOP’s dirty air hit list sacrifices Americans’ health 
TPM: Berlusconi Calls Italy A Sh*tty Country He Plans To Leave
WSJ: Live! From New York! It’s Jobs Friday!
ClimateProgress: State Climatologist: “It’s Likely Much of Texas Will Still Be in Severe Drought” Next August, With Worse Water Shortages 
CNN: Southern states on alert as potential storm brews in Gulf 
CNN: Quake strikes off Alaskan coast 
MSNBC: 20 inches of rain? Flood warnings for US Gulf coast 'Wow. This could be a very heavy, prolific rainmaker,' meteorologist says 
CNN: Tropical depression forms in Gulf; coastal states brace for storm
EarthquakeNews: M 7.1, Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
LAT: Hope and despair at a job fair - The unemployed wait in line to attend the event in Los Angeles. It seems as much a church revival and political summit as a resume-swap meet.
Cringely: Mortgage Reality Distortion Field
This is the second of what now appear to be three columns about how we as a people allow ourselves to be victimized, whether by unscrupulous computer hackers or unscrupulous computer bankers. This part is about the bankers — the guys whose bonuses were too big to be discontinued.  Part three will present a possible solution to this specific systems problem…
TruthOut: It's Time to Take Sides: Why I'm Protesting the Tar Sands Pipeline
The key political fact about the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico is this: at the end of the day, the decision of whether to approve the permit for the pipeline or not will be a political decision wholly owned by President Obama.
IBTimes: Nouriel Roubini - 60% Chance of U.S. Recession & We Are in a "Worse Situation" Than 2008
SustainableCities: Now 1 Billion+ Cars Worldwide; Can the World Handle this Many Wheels?

America in Decline
RawStory: Lawsuit claims first-graders handcuffed for talking in class
AlterNet: 5 Unexpected Places You Can Be Tracked With Facial Recognition Technology
Facial recognition technology has become more advanced, and it's increasingly popping up in two realms: law enforcement and commerce.
Cryptogon: Homeland Security: The Decade’s Biggest Scam
ActivistPost: 'School Is A Prison!' - Dr Peter Gray Interviewed on Freedomain Radio 
Salon: Rick Perry set to carry out one or two more questionable executions as candidate - A man sentenced with racially charged testimony and one who may be exonerated by science sit on death row in Texas 

Food and Water
BigPictureAgriculture: Graph Showing Investor Purchases of Iowa Farmland 1989-2010

Science and Technology
Forbes: Physicists Create a Hole In Time to Hide Events 
PCMag: Build a Better Sub-$200 Linux PC
CosmicLog: Was this the face of Jack the Ripper?
MSNBC: Mars rover finds evidence of ancient water at new hotspot
Opportunity's initial findings at Endeavour Crater get scientists excited again 

PopSci: Japanese Domino's Unveils Elaborate, Carefully Thought-Out Plans to Sling Pizza on the Moon
Telegraph: Dangerous space junk prompts calls for a cosmic cleanup - Space junk has made such a mess of Earth's orbit that experts believe it is time to work out how to clean it up.
iBTimes: Researchers Tap Into Cold Resource; Discover Ancient Woolly Mammoth Rhino 

Medical and Health
Forbes: More Solid Proof That Obamacare Is Working

MSNBC: Bad batteries in defibrillators tied to cardiac deaths More than 1,000 deaths in 15 years linked to AED failures, new research finds  
BusinessInsider: INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. Hospitals Are Hazardous, Germ-Infested Places
MSNBC: Nursing tops list of high-paid jobs of the future
These positions are going to be in demand as business climate and US population changes

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
CanadianDoomer: Dried Beans at Home
Grist: Raising chickens is totally rock and roll

Other News
Fox: Swedish Man Arrested for Trying to Shoot Down UFOs
CNN: Alligator tries to drag 90-year-old woman into a Florida Canal 
BBC: Stephanie Knight detained for aiding rapes - A woman who lured two teenage girls on a night out so they could be raped by three men has been sent to a young offenders institute for seven years.

TPM Palin/O’Donnell Event Descends Into Total Chaos
TruthOut: Cheney's Deceit of Shakespearean Proportions
MotherJones: How Perry Pushed Donor's Nuclear Waste Dump 
Statesman: Perry's social agenda is sometimes at odds with Texas business 
MSNBC: White House creates online petitions site
Program comes as Obama has been urging the public to press Congress for action

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