Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Breaking News Tues. Nov. 8, 2011

Happy Tuesday to you all! hope everyone is having a good week so far. Don't forget tomorrow...

Also, because my dad boxed in the navy, I came to appreciate boxing as a young girl so I am saddened to hear that Joe Frazier has passed away.
WashingtonPost: Smokin' Joe Frazier dies at 67
 NYT: Remembering Joe Frazier, the Working Man's Champion

Oh, and check this out, Space.com: City-Block-Size Asteroid 2005 YU55 to Buzz by Earth Today

Now here's  a screenshot of my google homepage where I got that story, check out the number of related stories. LOL 666 related stories. I love stuff like that!

Thanks to RJ  at Global Glass Onion and  the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer,  for the great links and support today! Check out their excellent blogs today, and also don't forget the forums down below!

TheTelegraph: Japan's Emperor admitted to Tokyo hospital
Japan's emperor has been admitted to hospital suffering from persistent fever and bronchitis symptoms.

Global Conflict
IBTimes: Zawahiri set up bin Laden for Death, Ex-SEAL Says  - Al-Qaida's current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, set up his boss Osama bin Laden to be killed, a former U.S. Navy SEAL says.
USAToday: Diplomats, experts say Iran close to having nuclear arms
TPM: Sarkozy Tells Obama Netanyahu Is A ‘Liar’
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a liar" in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week's G20 summit in Cannes.

"I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.
"You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you," Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.
The technical gaffe is likely to cause great embarrassment to all three leaders as they look to work together to intensify international pressure on Iran over its nuclear ambitions.
The conversation was not initially reported by the small group of journalists who overheard it because it was considered private and off-the-record. But the comments have since emerged on French websites and can be confirmed by Reuters.
Obama's apparent failure to defend Netanyahu is likely to be leapt on by his Republican foes, who are looking to unseat him in next year's presidential election and have portrayed him as hostile to Israel, Washington's closest ally in the region.
MotherJones: "It is estimated that more than 128,000 nuclear warheads have been built since 1945, all but two percent of them by the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia." 
One of many fascinating facts from a new report warning that, even though world leaders are talking a good line about nuclear disarmament, we could soon face a new atomic arms race.
BlackListedNews: What Happened When I Tried to Get Some Answers About the Creepy NYPD Watchtower Monitoring OWS
MSNBC: Military-style tents rise at NYC Occupy camp - Goal is to survive winter, but will the bigger footprint raise tensions? 
CNN: Occupy movement fights foreclosures, protests program cuts
Guardian: Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes - Kayvan Sabehgi in intensive care with a lacerated spleen after protests in Oakland, a week after Scott Olsen was hurt. He says police beat him with batons
SOTT: Watch: 'Occupy Oakland' protester shot by rubber bullet while filming cops
JerusalemPost: Germany: Public debate about strike on Iran dangerous
BusinessWeek: Why Obama Might Save Israel From Nuclear Iran: Jeffrey Goldberg
MSNBC: Is Burma breaking out of China's embrace?
Atlantic: The Only Leader Who Understood Greece's Real Problem is Resigning 
LAT: In Israel, talk of a strike on Iran sparks public debate 
BBC: Iran 'does not need atomic bombs' 
Reuters: IAEA may show recent bomb-related atom work by Iran 
SOTT: What? US Retired Adm. Timothy J. Keating says India, China Pose Greatest Nuclear War Threat
NYT: Death Toll in Syria Mounts as Government Assault Continues 
RT: Occupy Chicago fear police wiretapping
Alternet: TV Time: Occupy Ad Hits Mainstream Living Rooms on Fox, Bloomberg, More  - Here's one good way to attempt to counter biased, false reports still trying to paint Occupy as a marginal movement run by toddlers and crusties: good old fashioned advertising.  
CBSNews: UN: At least 3500 dead in Syria crackdown 

Financial News
CharlesHughSmith: Financial Cancer: Our Financial System Is Intrinsically Fraudulent and Unstable
Reuters: Berlusconi humiliated in parliamentary vote
ZeroHedge: Greek Bank Deposits Plunge By €5.5 Billion In September: Biggest Monthly Drop Ever
WSJ: Credit Suisse to Hand Over Account Data  
MSNBC: Nearly 29% of mortgaged homes underwater, report finds 
MSNBC: If Rome burns, US will feel the heat
Guardian: The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the world has ever seen - Our common treasury in the last 30 years has been captured by industrial psychopaths. That's why we're nearly bankrupt
SHTFPlan: Marc Faber: They Can Postpone the Endgame For Five or Ten Years
Reuters: Analysis: Losing credibility, EU seeks IMF's embrace - Trust in the European Union's ability to tackle the debt crisis is so low that its leaders are now relying on the IMF and European Central Bank to convince financial markets the rapidly deteriorating problems can be fixed.
CNN: Greece awaits announcement of next prime minister
Spiegel: 'Run For Your Lives' - Euro Zone Considers Solution of Last Resort
Bloomberg: Poorest to Pay Most in EU Bailout 
MyBudget360: The economic treadmill is throwing millions out of the middle class and into poverty. In 2010 75 percent of unemployed received unemployment benefits while today it is down to 48 percent. From unemployment to food stamps.
BlackListedNews: MOVE YOUR MONEY - 650,000 Americans Joined Credit Unions Last Month - More Than In All Of 2010 Combined
Rodrik: Why is the bankruptcy of the Greek government different from the bankruptcy of California? 
Spiegel: 'It's in Greece's Interest to Reintroduce the Drachma' - Economist Hans-Werner Sinn is the president of the Institute for Economic Research (ifo), a leading German think tank in Munich. He spoke to SPIEGEL about the euro crisis, the growing uselessness of a bailout and a possible way back to the drachma for Greece.
Krugman: The Blooey Factor - A thought before tomorrow’s markets open in Europe: might we be seeing Italy go careening off the edge in the next few days? 
WSJ: Nevada Foreclosure Filings Dry Up After ‘Robo-Signing’ Law - Foreclosure filings in Nevada plunged in October during the first month of a new state law stiffening foreclosure-processing requirements.
WSJ/NBC Poll: Most Americans Say U.S. Economy Favors ‘Small Portion of the Rich’ - More than three-quarters of Americans say the country’s economic structure is out of balance and “favors a very small proportion of the rich over the rest of the country,”
MSNBC: After steadying, home prices begin falling again
DailyMail: Wake up, Silvio! Your country’s falling apart… Berlusconi takes a nap as world leaders try to save his economy - World leaders looked on in horror as Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fell asleep while they discussed how to stop Italy becoming the next victim of the eurozone crisis. During G20 summit talks in France, the 75-year-old twice had to be nudged by officials to wake him up.
FT: The real Greek tragedy – its rapacious oligarchs 
WashingtonPost: Italy’s Berlusconi faces crucial vote amid mounting debt crisis
BusinessInsider: ROUBINI: The Next MF Global Collapse Could Be Goldman Sachs
BusinessInsider: Over 16,000 Hong Kong Factories Could Close Because Of High Costs And Low Demand
NYT: End Bonuses for Bankers -  More than three years since the global financial crisis started, financial institutions are still blowing themselves up. The latest, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy protection last week after its chief executive, Jon S. Corzine, made risky investments in European bonds. So far, lenders and shareholders have been paying the price, not taxpayers. But it is only a matter of time before private risk-taking leads to another giant bailout like the ones the United States was forced to provide in 2008.
TPM: Why The Super Committee Is Heading For Super Catastrophe
Good: What's So Great About Ikea, Anyway? Why No One in the World Likes Brands
CharlesHughSmith: Next In Line for Implosion: Pension Plans
SFGate: Alabama's Jefferson County May Vote on Bankruptcy Filing Today
CapitalGainsandGames: Super Committee May Be The Real Turkey This Thanksgiving
WSJ: Italy Nears Tipping Point as Its Bond Yields Climb

Peak oil and Energy News
watching oil?
It's at 96.50 this morning.
Hosted: State Dept. to review oil pipeline from Canada
BBC: The cost of petrol and oil: How it breaks down 
Scitizen: Time to Worry: World Oil Production Finishes Six Years of No Growth
Euractiv: IEA economist: ‘We have to leave oil before it leaves us’
Cnn: United enters the biofuel age
CNNMoney: Keystone oil sands pipeline construction in doubt

Mineweb: The big debate: gold equities or bullion?
Mineweb: Gold, a Hedge Against the Financial Predators

Environmental News
M 4.8, Near Coast of Northern Chile
M 4.3, TurkeySeattleTimes: Experts: Okla. quakes too powerful to be man-made  - (says the people believed to be causing earthquakes! LOL)
Thousands of times every day, drilling deep underground causes the earth to tremble. But don't blame the surprise flurry of earthquakes in Oklahoma on man's thirst for oil and gas, experts say.
BlackListedNews: U.S. Government Confirms Link Between Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing
ExtinctionProtocol: Alaska threatened by ‘one of the worst storms’ on record
AccuWeather: Videos of the Massive Oklahoma Tornadoes - Thunderstorms produced damaging winds up to 92 mph and hail larger than golf balls across portions of western Texas and western and central Oklahoma on Monday afternoon.
ExtinctionProtocol: Nyamuragira volcano erupts in the Congo - DRC, AFRICA – The Nyamulagira volcano located 22 km from the city of Goma, capital of the province of North Kivu, in eastern DRC, has been erupting since Sunday around 8:30 p.m., a said Monday the Goma Volcano Observatory.
ExtinctionProtrocol: The unending misery in Somalia- heavy rains displace thousands living in shelters
ClimateProgress: November 8 News: Australia’s Landmark Carbon Price Becomes “Law of the Land” 
CNN: Giant asteroid to pass close to Earth Tuesday 
CNN: Earth's close encounter with an asteroid 

America in Decline
TheStir: 9-Year-Old Girl Arrested After Her School Bus Tantrum Takes a Violent Turn
(what next? colicky babies to be tazered?)
DeclineoftheEmpire: America — A Swindler's Paradise
Jack Abramoff Explains How Easy It Is To Buy A Congressman
MSNBC: Opinion: Human rights for embryos? Initiative at odds with science
Crooks&Liars: New Census Date: Poverty Rate at a Record High
ActivistPost: America on the Precipice of a new Renaissance or Dark Age 
McClatchy: Penn State failed to stop abuse, police say
DeclineoftheEmpire: How Does The Mainstream Media Work?
EconomicsHelp: Growth of Inequality in US - The Congressional Budget Office produced an in depth study into inequality in the US. They concluded inequality has widened in the US in the past three decades. In particular, the biggest growth in income has come from the top 1% of the population. See full report at: Trends in US income inequality (CBO) Summary of Report: CBO finds that, between 1979 and 2007, income grew by:
  • 275 percent for the top 1 percent of households,
  • 65 percent for the next 19 percent,
  • Just under 40 percent for the next 60 percent, and
  • 18 percent for the bottom 20 percent.

TheAtlantic: The Tyranny of Meritocracy -I don't care about income inequality.  I care about the absolute condition of the poor--whether they are hungry, cold, and sick.  But I do not care about the gap between their incomes, and those of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.  Nor the ratio of Gates and Buffett's incomes to mine.  But while I do not care about gaps and ratios, I do care about opportunity.  It is fine that CEOs earn many times what their workers do--but it is not fine if some are born to be workers, and others to be CEOs.  And unfortunately, that increasingly seems to be the story in America, as Scott Winship outlines in a fine new piece for National Review: If you're reading this essay, chances are pretty good that your household income puts you in one of the top two fifths, or that you can expect to be there at age 40. How would you feel about your child's having only a 17 percent chance of achieving the equivalent status as an adult? That's how many kids with parents in the bottom fifth around 1970 made it to the top two-fifths by the early 2000s. In fact, if the last generation is any guide, your child growing up in the top two-fifths today will have a 60 percent chance of being in the top two fifths as an adult. That's the impact of picking the right parents -- increasing the chances of ending up middle- to upper-middle class by a factor of three or four. 

and below is another really important article from RJ this morning.
OfftheChartsBlog: Exploding, Once Again, the “Non-Payer” Tax Myth - Have you heard the one about how nearly half of Americans don’t pay taxes?  Nonsense, as the recent Congressional Budget Office report on income inequality reminds us. As we have explained, in a typical year around 35-40 percent of households don’t owe any federal income tax. But most of them pay a significant share of their incomes in other taxes — particularly payroll taxes, as the CBO report points out:
  • People in the bottom four-fifths of the income scale pay more in payroll taxes than federal income taxes, on average.  The Tax Policy Center estimates that payroll taxes (including both the employee and employer shares) outweigh federal income taxes for 82 percent of households. 
  • Working-poor and middle-class Americans pay a much larger share of their incomes in payroll taxes than high-income people do (see graph). 
  • When you count all federal taxes (income, payroll, and excise), even people in the bottom fifth of the income scale are net federal taxpayers, on average.  Moreover, these figures don’t consider the significant state and local taxes that virtually all Americans pay — taxes that, like federal payroll and excise taxes, tend to demand more of lower-income people relative to their incomes.
When you count all taxes — federal, state, and local — the bottom fifth of households paid 16 percent of their incomes in taxes in 2009, on average, according to Citizens for Tax Justice.

Food and Water
HarvestHeroes: An ag adventure for the ages
Herman Harper was born into a farming family in 1912, and still is an active wheat grower. This Oklahoma native still has an adventure in him - or two.
AGWeb: Are Soils Too Dry for Anhydrous Ammonia?

Science and Technology
SOTT: Castles of 'Lost Cities' Revealed in Libyan Desert
ScientificAmerican: Russia Launching Probe to Sample Mars' Moon Phobos Today
PopSci: An 'Operating System' That Runs on Cells Could Create Whole New Life Forms
DisInfo: Cave Art More Realist Than Abstract - If you thought that those ancient cave paintings at Lascaux and elsewhere were pretty abstract, think again. AP via Fox News reports that DNA studies suggest the cave painters were actually painting what they saw:
YahooTech: NASA says we might all be aliens
KurzweilAI: US, Russian plans for exploring Mars 

Medical and Health
ScienceBlog: Anti-vaccine parents are using facebook/the postal service to find/transport live viruses with which they can infect their children to "build immunity". (x-post from r/WTF)
(just wanted to say, that back in the day, moms would sometimes get their kids together if one got say, chicken pox or something and let them play and go ahead and catch it and get it over with. That's not new actually. They weren't anit vaccine moms or anything, just moms.)

M&C: Lots of light and exercise can help keep the winter blues at bay
PopSci: Doctor Offers Laser Treatment to Permanently Make Brown Eyes Blue
TechReview: Light-Based Therapy Destroys Cancer Cells -The new approach, which features a heat-sensitive fluorescent dye, could eventually replace standard chemotherapy. 
Alternet: Some Asthma Drugs Kill More People Than Asthma: Why Is Big Pharma Allowed to Hawk Deadly Pills?
MSNBC: Air fresheners can trigger allergies, asthma  
CNN: Job loss, dwindling finances create new strain in family's cancer battle 
CNN: Health care law held constitutional in latest appeals court ruling
The sweeping health care reform bill championed by President Barack Obama was upheld as constitutional by another federal appeals court Tuesday.

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
ModernSurvivalBlog: How Many Calories Do I Need?
CanadianDoomer: Don't Cut That Pumpkin

Other News
BusinessInsider: This Is The China Chart That Scares Us The Most
Time: U.S. Special Ops: Evolution of America's Toughest Warriors
BBC: 'No evidence' for extraterrestrials, says White House - The US government has formally denied that it has any knowledge of contact with extraterrestrial life.
SFGate: Chevron pulling sponsorship of 'PBS NewsHour'

MotherJones: Mississippi in DC: GOP Pushes Zygote Personhood Bills
As the Southern state votes on an extreme anti-abortion (and anti-contraception) constitutional amendment, congressional Republicans want to take the plan national.

TPM: Herman Cain: Yes, My Wife Is A Democrat
Kunstler: Critical State
BusinessInsider: WATCH: Herman Cain's New 'Smoking Tractor' Campaign Ad
RawStory: Dick Morris ‘looking forward’ to seeing Cain’s accuser naked in Playboy 
Politico: Foes count on Cain to selfdestruct
MSNBC: NBC poll: Despite national pessimism, Obama tops GOP foes
BusinessInsider: CAIN LASHES OUT: 'Media Is Obsessed With Nonsense - The barrage of bad news stories leveled against Herman Cain appears to have finally gotten under the former pizza titan's skin.
BusinessInsider: Hard To Believe, But Jon Huntsman May Be Getting A Second Look

The Forums
TinfoilPalace: " The Moon is the Rosetta stone of the Planets."
TinfoilPalace: Soldier's "End of the World" Email Sends US Into Panic (Sorcha Faal)
TheOilAge: Glen Beck says sky is falling!
TheOilAge: Ricardo study: peak oil no problem, oil will be replaced
HubbertsArms: Bastards wanna trash Great Barrier Reef for coal-seam gas facility
HubbertsArms: Attn Mushroom Gatherers
SilentCountry: I feel a tremor in the force
SilentCountry: Green Light on for Attack on Iran?


  1. there's a lot of that 666 going around, isnt there, pam? yesterday, italy's ten year bond hit 6.66% & krugman wrote a column about it...

  2. Really! LOL yes, there's that and the 11:11 thing, where people are looking up just in time to see their clocks say 11: 11. I see mine do that and see like 2:22 and 4:44 etc. kind of cool isn't it?