Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Breaking News Tues. Nov. 1, 2011

Check out what RJ discovered.
Yesterday I'd posted a link to a story about OWS.
It was, "In Tenn. and NY, locals thwart protesters' removal"
now, the WSJ has changed it to say, "Occupy protesters arrested in Texas, Oregon"
Here is the link from yesterday. WSJ: In Tenn. and NY, locals thwart protesters' removal
how low can they go???
that story is still up at a couple other sites though, here's one.
In Tenn. and NY, locals thwart protesters' removal

Thanks to RJ for being on top of things like this. I never would have caught it. 
and this from the Ozarker, pretty much sums the problem up I think.
IBTimes: U.S. Is 4th in Business Friendliness; 27th in Social Justice: Studies
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Global Conflict
IntelHub: Occupy the Vatican Serves Eviction Notice Against Child Raping Church, As Canadian Media Distorts the Event
Two dozen men and women from Occupy Vancouver and the Occupy the Vatican movement, most of them aboriginal, faced assaults and a human blockade from members of the Catholic Knights of Columbus yesterday outside Holy Rosary Cathedral, while trying to peacefully occupy it and enforce a legal eviction order against the Roman Catholic church for its murder of thousands of residential school children.
“I kept yelling to the police to help us but they just stood there at the church entrance and did nothing, even when the Knights of Columbus were shoving one man and making him fall right off the church steps” described a female member of Occupy Vancouver.
“It’s like the cops were being private security for the church, and the Knights of Columbus were acting like police”.
DailyMailUK: Saudi ROYAL offers $1million reward to anyone who captures Israeli soldiers to exchange for Palestinian prisoners
Bloomberg: Libya's NTC Elects Ex-Alabama Professor El-Keib as Interim Prime Minister
GregPalast: GOLDMAN SUX? - Giant Squid Strikes Again at Occupy Wall Street's Credit Union
Goldman Sachs Intensifies Threat on Credit Union

BusinessWeek: US Halts Unesco Funding Following Palestinian Membership Vote
LAT: UNESCO Palestine decision sets off US-UN confrontation
AnswerCoalition: Veterans and GIs: 'The only occupations in our interests are here in the U.S.'Why we are joining the Occupy movement
CNN: Judge tells Tennessee to stop arresting Occupy protesters 
SHTFPlan: Fully Armed Citizen Border Guard Volunteers Occupy Phoenix
CNN: Millions in drugs seized, 70 arrested in Arizona, officials say
At least 70 suspected drug smugglers with alleged ties to the powerful Sinaloa cartel have been arrested in Arizona, according to officials...
ArchaeologyNewsNetwork: Hunt is on for treasures looted in Libya - Pieces from a huge collection of priceless ancient coins, jewellery and statuettes, looted from a bank vault in eastern Libya in the chaos of the rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi, have appeared in the local souk and are being taken abroad. 
BlackListedNews: Ex-soldier jailed for leaking Israeli assassination policy
TheAtlantic: No-Fly Zone Over Syria
AnswerCoalition: Veterans and GIs: 'The only occupations in our interests are here in the U.S.' Why we are joining the Occupy movement
ArchaeologyNewsNetwork: Hunt is on for treasures looted in Libya - Pieces from a huge collection of priceless ancient coins, jewellery and statuettes, looted from a bank vault in eastern Libya in the chaos of the rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi, have appeared in the local souk and are being taken abroad. 
TheTelegraph: Cameron told not to shut down internet - The Foreign Secretary cautioned David Cameron against shutting down internet services during the riots this summer, it has emerged, over fears a blackout would be seized on by countries such as China and Syria as evidence of British hypocrisy on free speech.
BBC: Rio lawmaker Marcelo Freixo 'to flee' Rio after threats
UPI: Unions pitch in for Toronto 'Occupy' camp 
ActivistPost: British police surveillance system can turn off mobile phones

Financial News
MaxKeiser: Greece is doing right thing by crashing the banks, as I indicated in this interview. The global banking system needs a reset.

WSJ: “Business as Usual” for Some Parts of MF Global
FinancialTimes: Good old days when bonuses were paid from profits - It is curious to reflect that in the London market of 25 years ago, last week’s decision by UBS to maintain investment banking bonuses in the face of a thumping loss would have been literally incomprehensible.
WSJ: Slow-Paced Recovery Feels Like a Recession - Americans are two years into a recovery that doesn't feel much different to many of them from life during the most bruising recession in seven decades. Scenes of the long haul back from the slump show a nation struggling to rebuild after a battering that crossed ages, regions and occupations. A sobering set of economic statistics is at the heart of tales of Americans moving in with relatives, switching careers and dialing back on spending to cope with straitened circumstances amid the fitful rebound. One benchmark, income of the median household—meaning the one in the very middle of the middle—declined 3.2% to $53518 during the past year.
BeforeItsNews: World Banker Makes Stunning Confession
Reuters: Despondent Greeks call referendum plan "blackmail" - Disillusioned Greeks heaped scorn on Prime Minister George Papandreou's plan to put a bailout lifeline to a popular referendum, with some viewing it as a ploy to win backing for harsh austerity measures.
Reuters: Greek referendum deepens euro zone crisis
SOTT: MF Global: Likely Among the 10 Biggest Bankruptcies Ever
Reuters: China PMI in surprise fall, lowest since 2009
CNBC: Greek Referendum Ignites German Anger, Hammers Markets 
SFGate: World leaders aim to revive global recovery
CNBC: US Treasury Estimates It Will Have to Borrow More  
Time: Is Housing Entering a Triple-Dip Slump? It Depends on Where You're Sitting
NYT: Europe Markets Drop on News of Greek Referendum
Politico: Social Security appears on deficit panel agenda 
NYT: Regulators Investigating MF Global for Missing Money
NYT: Government in Greece Nears Collapse Over Referendum 
FT: Beijing will not ride to eurozone’s rescue
Economix: A Close Look at the Perry Tax Plan - In an effort to rejuvenate his flagging campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced his support for a flat-rate income tax in a Wall Street Journal op-ed article on Oct. 25. Mr. Perry said he would establish a single rate of 20 percent on corporate and individual incomes, with individuals receiving a personal exemption of $12,500. The estate and gift tax would be abolished, and there would be no taxation of dividends and capital gains. All deductions, credits and exclusions would be eliminated except for mortgage interest, state and local taxes and charitable contributions. Although Mr. Perry praised the simplicity of his plan, it would actually complicate the tax computation for many people, because they would have to calculate their taxes two or even three different ways when the alternative minimum tax was also included. That was because Mr. Perry’s flat tax would be an optional tax system; those who wanted to stay in the current system could do so.This is really just a gimmick to allow Mr. Perry to say with a straight face that everyone would get a tax cut.
Bloomberg: Stocks Tumble on Greek Referendum Call
FDL: Shocker: The More You Pay a Rating Agency, the More They Do Your Bidding! - Sit down for this one. Because you’re just not going to believe it. It seems that the more credit rating agencies are paid by corporations and banks to rate their debt, the more favorable ratings they hand out!
CNNMoney: Home prices heading for triple-dip
BeforeItsNews: World Banker Makes Stunning Confession 
Reuters: Referendum "No" could leave Greece bankrupt: Juncker - Greece could face bankruptcy if the population ends up voting against the European Union's latest financial aid package in a referendum, the chairman of the Eurogroup countries said on Tuesday.
MarcToMarket: Two Things To Watch For In Tomorrow's FOMC Announcement
ZeroHedge: Guest Post: Increasing Volatility: Prelude To a Crash?  

Peak oil and Energy News
RigZone: US Officials Extend Nearly 1,400 Offshore Oil Drilling Leases
RigZone: Marathon Oil 3Q Net Falls 42%; Marathon Petroleum 3Q Net Soars
Politico: Transportation groups want to increase gas tax
YahooFinance: Oil rises 18 pct in October
Oil soars in October, rising to $93 per barrel on expectations of bigger world appetite
IBTimes: Solar Energy: Will it Become the New Normal?

Environmental News
M 5.8, Revilla Gigedo Islands Region
M 4.8, North of Halmahera, Indonesia
MSNBC: More weather disasters ahead, climate experts report - Some locations will become 'increasingly marginal as places to live'
CBS: Restoring power in Northeast could take days
Spiegel: Thailand's Heavy Monsoons Bangkok Evacuates as Floodwaters Rise
IntelHub: BP Oil Spill Whistleblowers And Experts Continue To Mysteriously Die -  In the last year and a half at least 10 experts, whistleblowers and BP connected individuals have died under mysterious circumstances. This information was widely reported in an April 10th, 2011 video which at the time listed 9 deaths and 3 imprisonments, disappearances, or attempted assassinations. Now, another BP oil spill connected individual has mysteriously died, moving the number of oil spill connected deaths to at least 10.
SunSentinel: Adult deer found inside python in Everglades
Reuters: 13 dead, millions without power after rare storm
BillHIcksIsDead: The Climate, it is a-Changing - Yes, yes, yes, I know you're not supposed to attribute individual weather events to climate change. So noted. And if this weekend's unprecedented October snowstorm that struck the Northeast was the only unusual bout of weather we've had this year, I would shrug it off as an anomaly.  But 2011 has been a doozy of a year overall for unprecedented weather events. 
NPR: 'Frustration Mounting' In New England States Still Without Power
CSMonitor: Global Warming: Middle East’s Vital Wet Winters are Disappearing -  Winter droughts have become increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, particularly over the past 20 years, and a new study finds that global warming has driven at least half of the change.

America in Decline
Time: Judges Are for Sale -- and Special Interests Are Buying
LAT: Election laws tightening in GOP-run states - Republicans in states like Florida are making it more challenging to vote or to register others. Democrats say it's an effort to disenfranchise students, the elderly, the poor, the disabled and minorities — and to unseat President Obama.
RiseEarth: FDA approves implanted RFID chip for humans
McClatchy: Kansas home weatherization funds diverted to bio-fuels industry
LegitGov: Homeland Security and Dept. of Safety Issue Nearly 2400 Photo IDs for Voting Since July 1 
TPM: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP Is Rooting For Economy To Fail 
AddictingInfo: Christian College In Georgia Forces Staff To Sign Pledge Against Homosexuality Or Be Terminated 
BusinessWeek: US Schoolchildren Don't Make Grade on Reading, Math Tests

Food and Water
BigPicureAgriculture: USDA Reports Food at Home Prices Have Risen 6.3% During the Past Year with Eggs, Dairy, Beef and Oils Up Over 10%
ClimateProgress: Catastrophic $5.3 Billion Texas Drought Hits Global Cotton, Beef, Peanut Butter and Even Pumpkin Market - In August, agronomists showed that the historic drought in Texas had caused a stunning $5.3 billion in losses in the agricultural sector. 
WeekMag: What's the McRib made of, anyway?

Science and Technology
SOTT: Asian Ancestors Had Sex with Mysterious Human Cousins
CNNMoney: Your phone company is selling your personal data 
CosmicLog: CERN juggles subatomic mysteries
CNN: Consumers covet 4G, the tech no one understands
Forbes: NASA is Working to Develop Tractor Beams
PopSci: DARPA Offers Prize For Method to Unshred Shredded Data
BusinessInsider: Look Out For These 10 Virtual Body Language Cues In Your Emails

Medical and Health
MSNBC: Violence more common in kids of combat veterans 
DemocracyNow: “Deadly Monopolies”: Medical Ethicist Harriet Washington on How Firms are Taking Over Life Itself
Statesman: Obama trying to curb drug shortages 
CNN: Happiness linked to longer life
Independent: Brain DNA 'changes through life' 

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
WikiHow: How to Unlock Your Car with String
ActivistPost: Prepper Tip: Re-charge Your Cell Phone with Hand-cranked Flashlight (Video)

Other News
FoxNews: Feds Sue South Carolina to Block Immigration Law
CBSNews: Dog saves owner in Ga. house fire, dies

TPM: VA GOP Condemns Picture of Obama As Zombie Shot In The Head

USAToday: Cain confirms reports of sexual harassment claims

The Forums
TinfoilPalace: The Dangerous Atheism of Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris (excellent article)
TinfoilPalace: Why the Elites Are in Trouble
TheOilAge: China manufacturing PMI lowest in 32 months
TheOilAge: 100% Debt to GDP Breached Today
HubbertsArms: Texas police get an unmanned drone
HubbertsArms: Monsanto, the eggplant, and India
SilentCountry: World to be hit by more weather disasters, scientists say
SilentCountry: Welcome Danica May Camacho........Earth's 7 Billionth Person

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