if you were thinking of visiting the Great Pyramid today, forget it! It's closed due to rumors of...rituals. hehehe
USAToday: Fearing disruptions on 11/11/11, Egypt closes Great Pyramid – Egypt's antiquities authority closed the largest of the Giza pyramids Friday following rumors that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies on the site at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2011.
and this one from the Ozarker.
MSNBC: Egypt closes Great Pyramid to prevent 11/11 rituals
Move follows unconfirmed reports in local media of 'Jewish' or 'Masonic' rites
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 hurry over to the forums and check out the great discussions and information you can find there. Links to the forums are at the bottom of this post.
Time: Is Post-Fukushima Japan Safe for Tourists?
adding this next story a little late but I just found it.
DesdemonaDespair: ‘Completely and utterly fail in an earthquake’: The Fukushima story you didn’t hear on CNN
LegitGov: Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe
TheAustralian: Bitter Seals tell of killing 'Bert' Laden
JanetDean: Penn State Students Clash With Police--OWS or ??? (my thoughts exactly)
I can't over this. If the events below had happened in Zuccotti Park, Oakland, or at any Occupation, the entire media would say that every aspect of the movement is discredited. If students anywhere reacted like this for POLITICAL reasons, they would be excoriated. Why is football sacred?MSNBC: Protesters Get "Zuccotti Lung"
MSNBC: 'There were six or seven shots': Man murdered near Occupy Oakland camp
Protest organizers say shooting was example of gun violence that flares routinely in the city
RollingStone: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests - Matt Taibbi - I have a confession to make. At first, I misunderstood Occupy Wall Street. The first few times I went down to Zuccotti Park, I came away with mixed feelings. I loved the energy and was amazed by the obvious organic appeal of the movement, the way it was growing on its own. But my initial impression was that it would not be taken very seriously by the Citibanks and Goldman Sachs of the world. You could put 50,000 angry protesters on Wall Street, 100,000 even, and Lloyd Blankfein is probably not going to break a sweat. He knows he's not going to wake up tomorrow and see Cornel West or Richard Trumka running the Federal Reserve. That's what I was thinking during the first few weeks of the protests. But I'm beginning to see another angle. Occupy Wall Street was always about something much bigger than a movement against big banks and modern finance. It's about providing a forum for people to show how tired they are not just of Wall Street, but everything. This is a visceral, impassioned, deep-seated rejection of the entire direction of our society, a refusal to take even one more step forward into the shallow commercial abyss of phoniness, short-term calculation, withered idealism and intellectual bankruptcy that American mass society has become. If there is such a thing as going on strike from one's own culture, this is it. And by being so broad in scope and so elemental in its motivation, it's flown over the heads of many on both the right and the left.
BlackListedNews: Major Wars and Suppression of American Freedoms Planned BEFORE 9/11
JerusalemPost: EU mulls imposing Iran sanction within weeks
MSNBC: 30 civilians, 26 soldiers killed as Syria protesters fight back - 'We are going to heaven, martyrs in the millions,' YouTube video shows crowd singing
Politico: Mideast envoy to leave W.H.
CSMonitor: Iran vows to counter US or Israeli strike with 'iron fist'
DesdemonaDespair: Graph of the Day: Map of All Recorded Deaths During U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
VOA: UN's Ban Urges Diplomacy in Iran Nuclear Dispute
MSNBC: Official: Yemen government troop shelling kills 11
Reuters: Army sergeant gets life prison term for Afghan murders
Guardian: Leon Panetta warns against Iran strike
ScientificAmerican: Why Penn State Students Rioted—They Deify Joe Paterno
LAT: Occupy Oakland: Fatal shooting brings new push to close camp
RawStory: Romney says ‘prepare for war’ against Iran
SeattlePI: Islamist Tunisian party promises an open society
NYT: As Oil Production Rises, Libya Expects to Hit Prewar Levels by June(and that's all that matters, isn't it?)
MarketWatch666: we’re (not quite) at the bottom of the heap
CNNMoney: It's 11/11/11, the lottery's lucky day
NYT: Italian Senate Approves Austerity Measures
Cryptogon: European Crisis Explained - animation
Time: Banker Papademos Named New Greek Prime Minister (is it just me...or is there something really bad wrong with this?)
and thanks to RJ for this one, I like the picture! LOL
JessesCrossroadsCafe: MF Global's Customer Assets - STOLEN - And Nothing You Hold In This System Is Safe
Zerohedge: Meanwhile, Someone Forgot To Invite France To The Party
WashingtonPost: Confidence down, but people are still spending
BusinessInsider: Oh Crap... AUSTRIA?!? - And now we have to start talking about this.
DailyBail: Fannie Mae Taps Treasury For $8 Billion More, Bailout Grows To $112 Billion
CharlesHughSmith: Could the Euro Trigger A 2008-Like Crash? Si, Oui, Yes.
BusinessInsider: Amazon Just Became A Little More Like Wal-Mart, And A Little More Evil (AMZN) - The latest news from Amazon: The giant online retailer is supporting an internet sales tax.
Here's the deal, it's called the Marketplace Fairness Act (download the bill here), and it's supported by both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. It seems to have a real shot at passing, according to analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie.
BusinessInsider: The Euro Crisis Has Entered A Dangerous New Phase
WSJ: Greenspan: Europe’s Debt Crisis Comes Down to North vs. South
BusinessInsider: The Privatization Of Britain's National Health Service Has BegunNYT: Europe's Banks Found Safety of Bonds a Costly Illusion
JessesCrossroadCafe: It’s Official: Wall Street Firms May Legally Steal From Their Customers – Rationalizations to Follow
JessesCrossroadCafe: It’s Official: Wall Street Firms May Legally Steal From Their Customers – Rationalizations to Follow
CNNMoney: Stocks pop on progress in Greece and Italy
WSJ: Kids' Return Home Takes Toll on Parents
BusinessInsider: EU Slashes Growth Forecasts, Warns Of 'Deep, Prolonged Recession' - The European Union has warned that the 17-country eurozone could slip back into recession next year as the debt crisis shows alarming signs of spinning out of control.
WSJ: Generation Jobless: By the Numbers - For the past week, our Generation Jobless series has looked at the challenges young people are facing in today’s job market. As the recovery limps along and unemployment remains high, we’ve found young adults moving back in with their parents to save on expenses, rejecting Ivy League schools for less expensive state universities, and choosing liberal-arts majors even though science and engineering grads are in greater demand by employers.
DealBook: Ahead of New Rules, Europe’s Banks Go on a Selling Spree
Reuters: GM's restructuring pledge raises alarm in Europe
TheTelegraph: Eurozone collapse 'will send continent into depression’
The collapse of the eurozone would cause a crash that would instantly wipe out half of the value of Europe’s economy, plunging the continent into a depression as deep as the 1930s slump, the president of the European Commission has warned.
SeattleTimes: House GOP sets vote on balanced-budget amendment
Forbes: Why #OccupyWallStreet is Corporate America's Final Warning
MSNBC: Good Graph Friday: They served, and now they search for work
USNews: Economy Creating Mostly Low-Paying Jobs - Over the next four years, Moody’s projects the creation of 12 million mostly low-paying jobs
BottomLine: Seven pro sports franchises on the brink of collapse
Peak oil and Energy News
NYT: US to Delay Decision on Pipeline Until After Election
TheOilDrum: Deepwater GOM: Reserves versus Production - Part 2: Atlantis, Mad Dog & Eugene Island
CNN: Keystone pipeline delayed by Obama until 2013
ThinkProgress: Stunning Triumph for 99%: Obama Sends Keystone XL Back to State for Review, McKibben Calls This “A Very Important Day”
Reuters: US plans first Gulf lease sale since big oil spill
Bloomberg: Energy Costs to Rise ‘Viciously’ Without Nuclear, IEA Says
OilPrice: Argentina Announces Massive Oil and Natural Gas Reserves
SHTFPlan: Fake Silver and Gold Flood Global Markets; 100,000 Coins From A Single Counterfeiter!
Mineweb: Gold dips as Euro zone hopes dent safe haven appeal
M 4.5, Sunda Strait, IndonesiaExtinctionProtocol: Beaches closed on El Hierro due to volcanic gas threat - November 10, 2011 – CANARY ISLAND – Spain’s Civil Protection for Volcanic Risk has closed two beaches on the island of El Hierro
SeattleTimes: Panel: Drilling impacts could be 'excessive' - A federal advisory panel is warning that "serious environmental consequences" could result from the gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing if steps aren't taken to reduce its impacts.
BusinessInsider: Al Gore Spears President Obama For Playing Golf While Thousands Protest Tar Sands Pipeline - Last Sunday, thousands of protestors formed a human chain around the White House in a heated demonstration to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline...
CommonDreams: Irreversible Climate Change Looms Within Five Years - Unless there is a "bold change of policy direction," the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warned at the launch of its 2011 World Energy Outlook today in London.The report says there is still time to act, but despite steps in the right direction the door of opportunity is closing.
DeclineoftheEmpire: Trashing The Planet — Plastic Oceans
VancouverSun: 'Storm of epic proportions' hits Alaska coast
LegitGov: Polar bear declared 'species of special concern'
ScientificAmerican: EPA Finds Fracking Compound in Wyoming Aquifer
SOTT: Gecko Saves Buddy From Snake (cool video!)
NPR: How To Put A Value On Oil Damaged Life In The Gulf
IBTimes: World Has Only Five Years Left to Prevent Disastrous Climatic Change, Agency Warns
PatriciaShannon: Greenhouse Gas Index Continues to Climb
America in Decline
NYT: Soldier Is Convicted of Killing Afghan Civilians for Sport
RollingStone: Finally, a Judge Stands up to Wall Street - Matt Taibbi - Federal judge Jed Rakoff, a former prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s office here in New York, is fast becoming a sort of legal hero of our time. He showed that again yesterday when he shat all over the SEC’s latest dirty settlement with serial fraud offender Citigroup, refusing to let the captured regulatory agency sweep yet another case of high-level criminal malfeasance under the rug.
(this article is about combating the decline)
CommonDreams: US Weapons 'Full of Fake Chinese Parts' - Thousands of United States' warplanes, ships and missiles contain fake electronic components from China, leaving them open to malfunction, according to a US Senate committee.
BlackListedNews: FOIA lawsuit reveals FBI collecting biometric information for massive interagency database
Food and Water
ScientificAmerican: Specious Species: Fight against Seafood Fraud Enlists DNA Testing
BigPictureAgriculture: Dry Bean Prices Rise as Production Falls - U.S. dry bean markets find themselves in relatively unfamiliar territory as prices continue to reach for the sky in reaction to a small 2011 crop.
I don't know what the back story on this is, or even if there IS one, but good grief, what the hell????
SHTFPlan: Outrage: Government Forces Private Citizens to Pour Bleach on Home-Grown Organic Food *Video*
This is just the latest example of the police state moving into every facet of our lives. They want it all. Total control. They want to know who you talk to, what you say, where you meet, what you eat, and what you’re thinking. Failure to comply will unleash a beast so powerful and with tentacles so widespread that it can, with no qualms or conscience, destroy your life, liberty and right to pursue happiness.OilPrice: China's Economy Threatened By Water Shortages
Laura the farmer and her healthy organic food eating friends are domestic terrorists for attempting to serve bio-hazard materials for consumption. And, if you haven’t given your government a reason to be considered one yet, we can assure you that you’ll do something soon enough. They’re watching, ready to pounce at a moment’s notice.
Science and Technology
Reuters: GOP Attempt to Overturn FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Fails in Senate
YahooScience: Most Advanced Robot Ever? (must see video from RJ)
PopSci: Operation Ghost Click, the Biggest Cyber-Bust Ever, Shuts Down Estonian Bot Ring
PopSci: Super-Powerful X-Ray Beam Will Probe the Center of the Earth
MSNBC: Digital evidence becoming central in criminal cases
CosmicLog: What's new on the fusion front?
MSNBC: Tiny galaxies bursting with stars
Medical and Health
ScienceDaily: New Test for Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients
The Coma Science Group (CRCyclotron, University of Liège /Liège University Hospital), led by Dr Steven Laureys, has developed, along with its partners in London, Ontario, (Canada) and Cambridge (England), a portable test which will permit a simpler and less expensive diagnosis of 'vegetative' patients who still have consciousness, despite the fact that they do not have the means to express it.LAT: Debate on cutting back on salt
HuffingtonPost: Daylight Saving 2011: How Time Change Affects Our Health
MSNBC: Diabetes a growing threat to young and slim - Seemingly fit females increasingly at risk due to skinny-fat' condition
The CDC estimates that one in nine adults has diabetes and, if current trends continue, one in three will be diabetic by the year 2050.
CNN: How to limit Alzheimer's wandering
CNN: How can I exercise safely in winter when I have a cold?
Vitals: Kawasaki disease may be blowing in the wind, researchers say
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
TransitionVoice: Food hubs: restoring historical practice
BeforeItsNews: How To Erase Your Digital Footprint
MSNBC: Investigating Britain's 'sex gangs' (this story is graphic and sickening, just a work of caution)
LAT: Nixon's long-secret grand jury testimony released
BusinessInsider: Mitt Romney Isn't Angry Enough To Be The Republican Candidate - Why do so many prominent pundits and politicos on the right who embraced Mitt Romney as their champion in 2008 reject him now as a gutless.
CNN: Senate panel passes repeal of Defense of Marriage Act - Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to repeal the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
Cryptogon: Rumor Claims Sandusky “Pimped Out” Boys to Rich Donors
WashingtonPost: Obama heads to Asia with sharp focus on China’s growing power
NYDaily: Penn State abuse victim's mother 'infuriated' by lack of action
People: Mother of Alleged Penn State Victim: I Want That Man Locked Up
MiamiDade: Some drivers get dinged by open-road tolling - Cashless tolling works pretty well, saving the state money and cutting down on wrecks — unless the state doesn’t know your address or the camera misreads your license plate.
KansasCityStar: Missouri Transportation Department to seek toll on Interstate 70
BaselineScenario: Wall Street v. Elizabeth Warren - Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS group has launched the first attack ad against Elizabeth Warren, presumably because she is now running hard for the Senate in Massachusetts.
Reuters: Romney: I will not let Iran get nuclear weapons
Time: As Backers Balk, Rick Perry's Debate Gaffe May Hurt Him Most in the Wallet
RawStory: GOP Sen. claims equal rights are just too expensive
BusinessInsider: Jim Cramer Goes OFF On The Republican Candidates After The Debate Last Night
TinfoilPalace: Baba Vanga World War 3 Prophecy
TinFoilPalace: Murmuration (amazing video)
TheOilAge: German ruling party wants to enable expulsion of EU members
TheOilAge: Another Doomer Movie!
HubbertsArms: "A PERFECT BOMB RUN" practice on local OWS??
HubbertsArms: War Clouds Form over Iran
SilentCountry: Where is the best/cheepest place to order powdered eggs?
SilentCountry: What if your favorite childhood games and toys were