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ScientificAmerican: Fukushima Nuclear Plant Released Far More Radiation than Government Said
Cryptogon: Fukushima’s Cesium-137 Fallout Double What Government Claims
TheTelegraph: Japanese dealers selling 'radioactive cars' - Unscrupulous used-car dealers in Japan are selling vehicles exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation to unsuspecting buyers.
AsiaTribune: Hillary Clinton knew of Qaddafi ‘White Flag’ truce: US drone fired at Qaddafi convoy after negotiated truce
Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi was traveling under a negotiated “White Flag” truce last Thursday in an agreement to leave Libya. More claims from sources inside Misrata, Libya that the Libyan National Transitional Council did in fact agree to allow Qaddafi and his convoy safe passage out of Libya.DailyBail: MAKE THIS GO VIRAL - Oakland Police Throw Grenade Into Crowd That Is Trying To Help Injured Protester
TheGuardian: Oakland police and mayor face fresh protest over wounding of veteran
Truthout: Henry A. Giroux | Occupy Wall Street's Battle Against American-Style Authoritarianism
TruthOut: After Police Attack Occupy Oakland Iraq War Vet Reportedly in Critical Care
McClatchy: Kucinich: “We will simply be replacing one U.S. occupation with another” - The Ohio Democratic congressman's statement: "As one of the first Members of Congress to oppose the war in Iraq, I welcome the President’s announcement that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq at the end of the year. The U.S. has spent over $806 billion on a war that was based on lies. The war in Iraq has cost the lives of over 4,421 U.S. troops and an estimated 1 million innocent Iraqis. "Yet today’s announcement fails to acknowledge that we will simply be replacing one U.S. occupation with another. Under the State Department’s current plans to take the place of the Department of Defense as the main U.S. force in Iraq post-military withdrawal, we are still maintaining a massive presence there, now with the State Department and its heavily armed private security contractors. And it is the presence of armed U.S. contractors that is the problem. It will continue to foment instability and violence in Iraq and the region. We need to get out now, not just trade uniforms and personnel. It is reasonable to ask whether the people of Iraq will notice any change."
ActivistPost: The World's Deadliest Table And Why It Must Be Destroyed
LegitGov: Iraq vet in critical condition after Oakland protest
CNN: Occupy Wall Street protesters are American patriots
CNN: Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war vet
WashingtonPost: Mexican navy captures alleged Zetas chief tied to killing of 8 and suspect in jail break
IBTimes: Moammar Gadhafi and Son Buried in Secret Grave - The body of the late Libyan dictator, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, was buried at a secret location, at dawn Tuesday, al-Jazeera reported. The report was confirmed by a National Transitional Council official who spoke to the BBC. The burial will, hopefully, end the ongoing wrangle over the amount of time his decomposing body was left to rot by officials of the Libyan interim government.
According to further reports, Gadhafi's body has been buried along with his son, Muatassim, and a top aide.
WashingtonPost: Police action in Oakland, Atlanta, camps removal unnerves some anti-Wall Street protesters
WCSH6: Occupy Maine camp attacked with chemical bomb --After roughly 45 seconds had passed, the bomb exploded. 24 Oct 2011 Occupy Maine protesters camped out in Portland's Lincoln Park were attacked early Sunday morning when someone lobbed a chemical bomb at them. No one was seriously injured when the small, homemade bomb exploded near the camp's main meeting area around 4am. Witnesses say they saw a small, silver sedan circle the park several times with the occupants yelling obscenities before the bomb exploded with a loud bang, followed by a thick cloud of smoke and foul smell.
BBC: Yemen women burn veils in Sanaa in anti-Saleh protest - Hundreds of women have set fire to their traditional veils in Yemen in protest at the violence used against anti-government demonstrators.
CommonDreams: Early Morning Police Raid Ousts Occupy Oakland - Before dawn Tuesday, at least 200 police, many in riot gear, tore down the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall and arrested dozens of people.
IBTimes: Taliban Chiefs Admit Close Links to Pakistan Intelligence, Military
SeattlePI: Arab delegation says Syria eager to end crisis
UPI: Egypt's military to maintain control?
GlobeandMail: Al Saud: a kingdom on life support
OurFuture: Tea Party to Businesses: “Stop Hiring!”
MyBudget360: The glory of debt spending and casino financial markets. - What is the typical income, tax situation, and household income for Americans? Americans claiming student loan deduction surges from 4 million to 10 million in roughly one decade. According to IRS AGI needs to be above $1 million to qualify for top one percent.
Rortybomb: Student Loans, Social Security and Debts You Carry for Life
Forbes: Wall Street Throws A Party But No Customers Show Up
Independent: The great euro rescue gamble - Hopes that today's emergency summit will solve the EU's debt crisis are fading fast. Yet few doubt that it will culminate with a new rescue package. Can such a plan avert disaster?
Spiegel: Euro Zone Frees Greece of Half its Debts
GlobeAndMail: If Italy fails to enact needed reforms, the impact will be catastrophic
MattRognlie: The uselessness of helicopter drops
BusinessInsider: Zombies Are Worth Over $5 Billion To The American Economy
Zerohedge: Guest Post: The Paradox of Thrift — Debunked
Treasury.gov: In Case You Missed It: Paul Volcker Talks Dodd-Frank, Volcker Rule on Charlie Rose
MyBudget360: Crossing the student debt point of no return – for-profit colleges have default rates now rivaling subprime mortgage debt. $1 trillion in student loan debt on the horizon while college graduate wages fall for the decade.
EarlyWarning: Euroxone versus US Debt
CalculatedRisk: Europe: After Midnight
BusinessInsider: Check Out How Major Banks Are Exploding Higher All Around The World Today (BAC, MS, JPM, WFC, UBS, CS, GS, C, BCS, HBC, RBS, BP, BNP, GLE, ACA, WBK, MFG, SMFG, MTU, STD)
NakedCapitalism: European summits in ivory towers
DeclineofTheEmpire: Ten Ways You Can Screw Up Your Life
CharlesHughSmith: Is the Market Rally "The Real Thing" or Just More Perception Management?
MacroBusiness: Shanghai outlaws property discounting
Zerohedge: Farce Is Complete As ISDA Finds 50% "Haircut" Is Not A Credit Event
BusinessInsider: Meanwhile, It Was Another Monster Night In Hong Kong
BusinessInsider: DOWNGRADE WATCH: The Super Committee Is (Predictably) Deadlocked Over Taxes
ATaxingMatter: Perry's Flat Tax Proposal
ThinkProgress: CHART: ‘Life Without Stimulus’ — The U.S. vs. The U.K.
Economist'sView: Fed Watch: Waiting, Waiting, Waiting"
FT: EMU summit leaves €1,000 billion to be raised
YahooNews: Euro deal leaves much to do on rescue fund, Greek debt
CharlesHughSmith: EU Leaders Throw Europe a Plutonium Life Preserver
DailyBail: Crime And Punishment: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, The Rule Of Law And Wall Street Rape
Peak oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: ASPO-USA Conference, November 2 - 5; Letter to Secretary Chu
UPI: Russia's Lukoil starts drilling in Iraq - Russia's private oil company Lukoil announced that it started drilling operations in the West Qurna-2 oil field near the Iraqi port city of Basra. "We have launched drilling, well borers are already there," company chief Vagit Alekperov was quoted by Russia's state-run news agency RIA Novosti as saying.
Bloomberg: Kuwait Sets Biggest Gulf Clean-Energy Goal to Boost Oil Exports
Boston.com: IMF: Mideast oil importers face economic slowdown
VancouverSun: U.S. lawmakers ask Obama to delay Keystone decision - Anti-pipeline activist interrupts Obama in Denver
WBIT: TVA sees future in small reactors
TVA is eager to help lead the way to a new concept in nuclear plants - small reactors that would be factory-built, hauled to a location and buried...
MineWeb: Venezuela scrambles to bring $11 bln worth of gold home - In a widely criticised move by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez to repatriate all of its $11 billion worth of gold held abroad, the country's central bank currently awaits the arrival of some 17,000 gold bars from banks in the West.
MineWeb: More rare earth companies in China suspending production as prices slide
LAT: Mexico tourist zone braces for Hurricane Rina
CNN: Rina weakens to tropical storm, nears Cancun
ExtinctionProtocol: Flash floods swamp Dublin and parts of Spain, leaving several dead
DesdemonaDespair: Thousands flee Bangkok fearing surging floods – One airport shuts down
ExtinctionProtocol: Chilean volcano awakens after 20 years of silence- unleashes 1 km high cloud of smoke
PhotoblogMSBNC: Hole blasted in Condit Dam to restore endangered fish habitat
NewScientist: As Bangkok evacuates, city could be flooded for a month
ScientificAmerican: It's Official: Fungus Causes Bat-Killing White-Nose SyndromeExperimental infections prove that Geomyces destructans is responsible for white-nose syndrome
TwitterPic: GuerrilaGardening: Warsaw's giant plastic palm tree. One grim way of 'greening' public space. At least their Saski Park is real not fake.
America in Decline
HuffingtonPost: America’s Ten Angriest Cities, According To The Daily Beast
RawStory: Gangs growing, turning to financial crimes: FBI – The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday estimated there are some 1.4 million gang members in the United States and they are turning to white collar crimes as more lucrative enterprises.
CNN: Hearing set for 4 accused of keeping children in dog cage
WashingtonPost: TSA screener removed for inappropriate note
“Get your freak on girl,” the message said, allegedly in response to a sex toy packed in the luggage of Jill Filipovic, a Manhattan blogger and lawyer.
TruthOut: An Interview With Glenn Greenwald: Why Is the Elite Class Protected Under America's Justice System?
NYT: Readability: Outside Cleveland, Snapshots of Poverty’s Surge in the Suburbs
TheNation: Supercommittee Democrats Offer Major Capitulation - Very distressing news broke during this morning’s meeting of the supercommittee: aides told Reuters that Democratic members of the committee have proposed $2.5 to $3 trillion in deficit reduction measures, including $400 billion in cuts to Medicare—a half of which would come from benefits.
Food and Water
FoodFreedom: Three Approved GMOs Linked to Organ Damage - In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize. Three varieties of Monsanto’s GM corn – Mon 863, insecticide-producing Mon 810, and Roundup® herbicide-absorbing NK 603 – were approved for consumption by US, European and several other national food safety authorities.
MarginalRevolution: Sikhs defend and promote Parmesan cheese the culture that is Italy
Many of Italy’s 25,000-strong Sikh community originate from India’s Punjab region but have found their calling producing Parmesan and prosciutto ham in Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. Most are employed as dairy hands but some, such as Singh, are taking over key roles in preparing the sharply flavoured hard cheese grated onto pasta dishes and shaved into salads the world over. “I looked for any work when I first arrived, even as a dishwasher. I was ready to do anything, but I like being a cheesemaker a lot,” said the 34-year-old father of two.
MSNBC: Private companies decide food safety, says report
Science and Technology
MomentOfScience: Quitting Smoking Can Cause Depression… Why?
MSNBC: Rounding up Saturn's moons
PopSci: New X Prize Is a Race To Sequence the Genomes of One Hundred One-Hundred-Year-Olds
TechReview: Giant Waterworld Confirmed Around Naked Eye Star - The innermost planet around 55 Cancri A is almost certainly an exotic waterworld with a radius about twice Earth's, say astronomers
ScienceBlog: Your DNA may carry a ‘memory’ of your living conditions in childhood
LegitGov: 'Rogue websites' bill introduced in US House
IBTimes: NASA Halts Undersea Asteroid Mission Due to Hurricane Rina (Photos)
Medical and Health
IntelDaily: Memory Technique: The Peg System
TheChart: Don't get hurt by an MRI
MedicalXpress: Strawberries protect the stomach from alcohol
Reuters: Gas pump handles top study of filthy surfaces - Just when you thought filling up your car could not hurt any more, researchers may have found another reason to avoid touching the gas pump: germs.
CBSNews: HPV vaccine now recommended for boys, too - Erica Hill and Chris Wragge talk to Dr. Michael Smith, chief medical editor at WebMD, about a new government panel recommendation that says boys should get the controversial HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine.
PopSci: UK Man Gets Prosthetic Limb With A Smartphone Dock Built In
The DARPA Arm Imagine a brain-controlled robotic arm that also packed its own connected computer/smartphone/auxiliary devices? FDA via Flickr...
ScientificAmerican: Boys Should Get HPV Vaccine Too, CDC Says - The rationale behind the recommendation is that the vaccine prevents genital warts and anal cancers in males, both of which can be caused by HPV
AlJazeera: Russia infected by fake medicines trade - Counterfeit drugs become a billion-dollar business as criminals use sophisticated tactics to elude police.
TheChart: How people die from drinking
MSNBC: Chest X-rays don't prevent lung cancer deaths, says study - CT scans are more beneficial, according to large government study
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
CanadianDoomer: My Sauerkraut Worked!
ModernSurvivalBlog: 10 Ways To Be Prepared
BlackListedNews: Gun Ownership Soars To 18 Year High: 47% Of Americans Admit To Owning A Gun
BigPictureAgriculture: Dry Edible Bean Production Has Dropped Sharply
TransitionVoice: Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs
CNN: Top 10 spookiest buildings around the world
LegitGov: Georgia man convicted in plot to seize TN courthouse and force Obama out of office
IBTimes: Will Skewed Gender Ratio Lead to Polyandry, Sex Tourism and Violence?
TPM: Bizarre Anti-Welfare Board Game Re-Released With ‘Obozo The Marxist Clown’
YahooNews: China's one-child rule turns into a time bomb
PoliticalTicker: FLOTUS writes book on edible gardening
BusinessInsider: Guess Who Ron Paul Would Pick As His Fed Chair
NationofChange: Cain’s Plan: Minimum Wage Earners Pay 460 Times More Taxes than Millionaires
IBTimes: Herman Cain Ad: Ex-Pizza Mogul Joins List of Bizarre, Silly Political Ads [VIDEO]
TheHill: Dems increasingly call it a ‘Republican Congress’
TaxPolicyCenter: The Problem with Perry’s Optional Tax - One of the biggest problems with Texas Governor Rick Perry’s optional flat tax may be the choice it gives taxpayers. Perry says you can either pay his new tax or pay under today’s system, whichever results in a lower bill. That sounds great, but it is a policy disaster.
Grist: Rick Perry's energy plan: RUIN EVERYTHING
PoliticalTicker: TRENDING: Trump's 'birther' prediction for Perry
PoliticalTicker: 'Joe the Plumber' launches bid for Congress
TinfoilPalace:Polluted America: Amazingly colourful aerial pictures that highlight damage to Earth wrought by industry
TheOilAge:Hirsch Gives us 1 to 4 Years B4 Decline
TheOilAge:Foreign Home Buyer Visa Bill Backfires
Hubberts-Arms:Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March
Hubberts-Arms:Incredible Photos of Bangkok Underwater New
SilentCountry:You've Got One More Day - What Are You Going to Do?
SilentCountry:El Hierro - a new island could be born