I had a nice doom break and now am back and ready to work.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and that better weather is coming for all those suffering from the droughts and floods.
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!.
Raw Video: Kenya Pipeline Explosion Aftermath
A local official says at least 61 bodies have been recovered after an explosion of a gasoline pipeline running through a slum in Kenya's capital. (Sept. 12)
Guardian: Fukushima six months on: Japanese mark moment earthquake struck
Silent tribute to 20,000 dead and missing as pessimism over recovery and anxiety over radiation remain
thanks to RJ for the following links on Fukushima disaster
ENENews: Dr. Koide: Massive amounts of radioactivity may again be released from Fukushima — Mentions “steam explosion” after melted fuel hits water
ENENews: Kyoto U. expert: Melted fuel may have sunk into ground — “We are now head to head with a situation that mankind has never faced before”
WiredDangerRoom: How to Beat Terrorism: Refuse to Be Terrorized
SOTT: US Congressman Witnessed European Special Forces Beheading Libyans
Guardian: Gaddafi's son Saadi 'has arrived in Niger'
Country's justice minister says Saadi Gaddafi was in convoy of nine people intercepted while heading towards Agadez
Talk2Action: TX Senator Demands That Air Force Answer to Him for Pulling "Jesus Loves Nukes" Training
MSNBC: 77 US troops wounded in attack on Afghan baseBlast reportedly leaves '20-foot hole in the wall' of NATO outpost; 5 Afghans killed
Time: Arab Spring Over, Islamists, Generals and Old Regimes Battle for Power From Tunisia to Syria
Reuters: Iraq's Sadr says to halt attacks on U.S. troops
MSNBC: Report: Taliban to be brought in from the cold - US has approved a plan to allow movement to open a political office in Qatar, newspaper says
CNN: How 9/11 inspired a new era of robotics
Mauldin: Prepare Now, This Could Easily Be 2008 All Over Again
DetNews: Wikileaks details U.S. help for Big 3 - Wiki documents show how diplomats wield influence globally on carmakers' behalf
YahooFinance: U.S. Jobs Crisis Is Depression-Style Calamity for Young Americans: Demos’ Draut
MyBudget360: How Wall Street and the media forgot about the middle class – 10 incredible charts highlighting the problems facing the middle class. China labor costs, debt ratios, Euro-zone finances, and balance sheet disequilibrium.
Bloomberg: Germany Readies Surrender in Fight to Save Greece
CNBC: 'Only a Matter of Time' Before Greek Default: Bove
Bloomberg: Britain to Implement Vickers’ Bank Protection Plan by 2019
BBC: Chinese imports at record high as trade surplus narrows - China's imports hit a record monthly high in August, indicating a strong domestic demand despite concerns of a global economic slowdown.
BusinessInsider: A Little More On Today's French Bank Carnage
Guardian: ECB's Stark says Ireland needs more pay cuts - The ECB wants Ireland to cut civil service wages arguing they are among the highest in Europe. Some countries contributing to the bailout pay their civil servants less, says outgoing ECB board member Jürgen Stark
BenZinga: Are Years of Reckoning Dead Ahead?
Telegraph: Germany pushes Greece to the brink in dangerous brinkmanship - Germany and Holland have threatened to block rescue payments to Greece unless the country complies to the letter with bail-out terms, raising the spectre of default and a chain-reaction through southern Europe.
LAT: Greece unveils more austerity measures - The Greek government risks angering taxpayers further, and it's unclear whether the measures will satisfy international lenders.
AmericanProspect: Did 9/11 Cause the Financial Crisis?
It’s hard to imagine the economic meltdown would have been so bad had we not gone into Iraq or Afghanistan.
FinancialArmageddon: Another Disaster in the Making
Forbes: Irrational Pessimism: Why American Business is Booming And Nobody's Noticing
CNNMoney: European markets dragged down by French banks
LAT: Job-creation plan largely ignores housing woes
More than four years after the sector's initial collapse, housing has become the economy's silent killer. But Obama, in unveiling his proposed $447-billion package, said little more on the issue than that he would help 'responsible homeowners' refinance their mortgages.
Peak oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: Tech Talk - Reaching the Oil: Offshore Alaska
WSJ: OPEC Hints at Output Cuts
Mineweb: Hudson cuts more neodymium-rich rare earths intercepts in Greenland
As it continues to drill, for Hudson Resources magnets are the big draw behind developing a neodymium based rare earths mining project at Sarfatoq in Greenland.
IBTimes: Gold New Record High in Euros (?1,375/oz) on Greek Default and Eurozone Contagion Risk
DenverPost: 1 dead in explosion at French nuclear plant
The Most Anti-Environment Congress in History
CNN: Search under way for 10 oil workers in Gulf of Mexico
ScienceDaily: Switching from Coal to Natural Gas Would Do Little for Global Climate, Study Indicates
ENENews: 3 Pennsylvania nuke plants preparing for flooding — ‘Abnormal operating procedure’ underway at Three Mile Island
ENENews: SoCal reactors trip offline — Most extensive power outage in state history — Massive explosion heard near substation — First time entire system has been lost — 5 million affected
theTelegraph: Arctic sea ice melts at fastest rate for 40 years - The area covered by Arctic sea ice reached its lowest point this week since the start of satellite observations in 1972.
MotherJones: Monsanto Denies Superinsect Science
NPR: Tracking Device On 'Happy Feet' The Penguin Is Silent
DesdemonaDespair: La Niña returns, bringing more severe weather – Drought likely to continue in East Africa, Texas, and Oklahoma
DesdemonaDespair: Video: As Texas withers, gas industry guzzles water
ExtinctionProtocol: Earthquakes may make 2011 second-costliest year, Swiss Re says
CSMonitor: Save the whales through privatization?A study shows that preserving just four percent of the world's oceans could be crucial in preserving marine mammal species. Is private ownership the key?
CSMonitor: Extent of Arctic summer sea ice at record low levelNew data indicates the continuation of a long-term decline in summer ice underway since at least 1979. Researchers say roughly half the decline can be attributed to global warming.
Reuters: Texas wildfire partly tamed; up to 22 people unaccounted for(Reuters) - As many as 22 people who were ordered to evacuate by one of the worst brush fires in Texas history remained unaccounted for on Sunday, authorities said, even as firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand over the blaze.
BigPictureAgriculture: How Do We Feed the World Without Destroying it? TED Talk on Agriculture.
SFGate: Texas wildfire destroys 1,554 homes
ExtinctionProtocol: 4.4 magnitude earthquake rattles West Texas
ScienceDaily: Deep-sea fish in deep trouble: Scientists find nearly all deep-sea fisheries unsustainable: — A team of leading marine scientists from around the world is recommending an end to most commercial fishing in the deep sea, Earth's largest ecosystem. Instead, they recommend fishing in more productive waters nearer to consumers.
ThinkProgress: Storms Are Getting Stronger As More Budget Cuts Harm Technology To Monitor Storms
America in Decline
DeclineoftheEmpire: Consumers Are Depressed Beyond Reason
How bad off are we? Examples abound, but the fact that markets hang on every word Ben Bernanke says ought to tell you how far down the road to ruin we've traveled. Has this man ever gotten anything right?
ActivistPost: “Credible” Terror Alert Turns Into Fearmongering Farce
BusinessInsider: AMERICA TODAY: Heartbreaking Pictures From New Jersey’s Homeless ‘Tent City
Guardian: Angry US taxpayers stamp on companies paying no corporate taxMessages on dollar bills point the finger at tax avoiders
Reuters: JPMorgan CEO says bank rules "anti-American": FT(Reuters) - The United States should consider pulling out of the Basel group of global regulators, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, said in an interview with the Financial Times.
SacramentoBee: Auto jobs coveted even at lower pay
Food and Water
Reuters: Saudi Arabia's water needs eating into oil wealth - Long before it understood the value of oil, the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia knew the worth of water.
Science and Technology
ExtinctionProtocol: Fermi finds new unknown sources of very intense gamma-ray emissions
MSNBC: NASA sends twin moon probes into space after delays
Weather clears up for launch of Grail mission to map lunar gravity field
Medical and Health
M&C: Report: Zimbabwean minister pushes for door-to-door HIV tests
MSNBC: More ground turkey recalled due to salmonella
MSNBC: Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids - Researchers in large study conclude that parents should buy organic for their children
M&C: Child with persistent fever, skin rashes may have Kawasaki disease
CNN: When the pieces of memory are scattered
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
BigPictureAgriculture: A Trip to the Charlottetown Farmers Market August
GreenProphet: Growing trees and vegetables in the Groasis Waterboxx (Green Prophet)
CanacianDoomer: Notes on Peaches
ModernSurvivalBlog: Israel To Be Attacked From the North? Turkey
SHTFPlan: Preppers Shall Inherit the Earth: Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Solutions *Micro Doc*
ModernSurvivalBlog: Freezer Food Storage Times
BBC: China's one-child policy questioned
BusinessInsider: OMG! Check Out The Crazy Palace Built By A Chinese State-Owned Enterprise
MSNBC: Threats posted on White House Facebook page - One message featured Osama bin Laden photo and a reference to Sept. 11
MSNBC: Unable to pay child support, poor parents land behind bars - Judges can jail alleged defaulters — who are not covered by the presumption of innocence — without a trial
PBS: Perry Adjusts Approach to Social Security
PRWatch: Cantor Introduces ALEC's Agenda to the House
TinfoilPalace:Shaven-headed, starved and beaten, the 24 slaves rescued in police raid on travellers' site - some after 15 years in captivity
TinfoilPalace:Norway killer sticks to Templar claim
TheOilAge:WORLD BANKER MAKES STUNNING CONFESSION-Human are commodities
TheOilAge:Nearly 1/3 of Middle Class Slips into Poverty
Hubberts-Arms:Explosion at French Nuclear Power Plant
Hubberts-Arms:New Photos Of Apollo Lunar Landing Sites
SilentCountry:Egyptians ransack Isreali embassy
SilentCountry: Over 100 Dead in Kenyan Pipeline Fire.