Thursday, October 6, 2011

Breaking News Thurs. Oct. 6 , 2011

Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.
Today: Visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56
Successor Tim Cook: 'The world has lost an amazing human being'

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!.

this will be early as I'm waiting on my ride to go to town. So I'll add more if needs be when I get back home later.

Global Conflict
TheAtlantic: Jordan's Ex-Foreign Minister: Syria's Protesters 'Are Dead Men Walking'
RawStory: Labor unions join ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest for huge march
NEW YORK — Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators and union members poured through New York’s financial district Wednesday to protest inequality in the US economy.
Wired: Prepare Your Digital Camera to Document a Protest

Financial News
Reuters: Record $512 billion shortfall for big pensions - September was another cruel month for large U.S. pension plans, as stock losses and lower interest rates caused the shortfall between their assets and liabilities to balloon to the largest gap since the end of World War II.
Bloomberg: Announced Job Cuts in U.S. More Than Triple From Year Ago, Challenger Says
GuardianUK: Retailers left reeling as shoppers tighten belts - Mothercare and Tesco join list of worried companies as fresh figures paint bleaker picture of recession
SFGate: More Euro Nations Face Downgrade After Italy, Moody's Says
BusinessInsider: Social Security Has Nothing To Do With The Budget Crisis
Bloomberg: HSBC Lowers Forecasts for Most Asian Economies

Peak oil and Energy News
TheOilDrum: Energy Storage - Flywheel
YahooNews: Oil above $80 on hopes of Europe action on banks - Oil rises above $80 a barrel on hopes Europe will coordinate plan to combat debt crisis

Environmental News
Time: Who's Bankrolling the Climate-Change Deniers?
ExtinctionProtocol: Giant explosive CME unleashed on farside of the Sun
SOTT: 'Unusual' fall storm hits California - Up to a foot of snow falls in Sierras
BusinessInsider: Some Very Depressing Truths About Sitting In Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC]
GFZ Potsdam - Earthquake Bulletin
F-E Region:     Salta Province, Argentina
Time:     2011-10-06 11:12:30.6 UTC
Magnitude:     6.4
Epicenter:     64.28°W   24.22°S
Depth:     14 km

GFZ Potsdam - Earthquake Bulletin
F-E Region:     W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia
Time:     2011-10-06 07:37:00.6 UTC
Magnitude:     6.0
Epicenter:     138.34°E   9.73°N
Depth:     10 km

ThinkProgress: Roving Bands of “Fairly Destructive” Armadillos May March on DC Thanks to Climate Change
NatGeo: Photos: Unusually colorful auroras: "Severe" Sun Storm Brightens Skies

America in Decline
PalmBeachPost: Food-stamp use triples as local despair grows
BerkeleySide: Berkeley food programs short on funds as demand rises
RawStory: Cain: ‘If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself’
Reuters: Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list' - American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.

Food and Water
CornCommentary: Surprise! More Corn Than Expected - More corn stocks than expected showed up in the latest report out from USDA on Friday, which was a big surprise for many of the market watchers.

Science and Technology
PopSci: Researchers Turn Cloned Human Embryo into Working Stem Cell Line
Wired: Software Makers Win Big in Supreme Court Copyright Fight
PopSci: Can Animals Really Be Gay?
IBTimes: Ice Spewing Comet Hartley 2 First Found With Ocean-like Water

Medical and Health
M&C: Young woman ages mysteriously in Vietnam, experts to help
RawStory: With latest ruling, IRS threatens to crush the whole medical marijuana industry

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
SHTFPlan: If SHTF, Could You and Would You Shoot Someone?
How-to-Aquaponics: Advantages of Aquaponic Farming

Other News
PBS: Supreme Court Considers Case on Discrimination in Religious Schools

RawStory: Sarah Palin won’t run for president in 2012
CrooksAndLiars: Chris Christie WIll Not Run And Will Further Depress GOP Base

The Forums
TinfoilPalace:Cancer Feeds on Fructose, America’s Number One Source of Calories 
TinfoilPalace:This Just Proves that Women Can be as Stupid as Men - GAWD
TheOilAge:A Nightmare on Wall Street
TheOilAge:Challenger Report: worst layoffs since Spring '09 
Hubberts-Arms:Counterintuitively, the U.S. Crime Rate Has FALLEN During the Great Recession 
SilentCountry: Catastrophes and Our Poor Judgment
SilentCountry:walmart is the new neiman marcus

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