Monday, December 12, 2011

Breaking News Mon. Dec. 12, 2011

Another good video from RJ! Keep 'em comin' RJ!

Proof Obama will sign NDAA 1031 Citizen Imprisonment Law in a few days 

For all the stressed out, over achievers out there, read this article.
"I have lived the last 100 days with no goals. And I have never been happier or more content in my life."
also, because I posted the original story talked about, here's some follow-up from Preparedness Pro.
PreparednessPro: EVERYTHING You Wanted to Know On the “Federal Agent’s Raid on the LDS Cannery” Story
and this from SHTFPlan
UPDATE: Oathkeepers Retracts Cannery Story; Original Source Denies Federal Agents Claim
I'm glad this story is a hoax too, TN was beginning to look pretty bad!

Thanks to RJ  at Global Glass Onion, if you missed his weekly wrap up posted on Friday, go check it out, and  the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer,  who has a great new piece up at her blog titled "Insults, Insults Everywhere …" be sure to go visit her blog today and say hello!

Global Conflict
CNN: Three women jointly receive Nobel Peace Prize
BusinessWeek: Gingrich Tells Jewish TV That Palestinians Are 'Invented' People
CNN: General: Iran won't return US drone
CSMonitor: Iran to US: We won't return the 'beast' drone 
LegitGov: Beyond Guantanamo, a Web of Prisons for Terrorism Inmates
VOA: Defectors Fight Syrian Troops in South as General Strike Begins
WSJ: Kremlin Appears to Be Digging In to Wait Out Russian Protesters
JerusalemPost: Juppe: Syria behind attack on French troops in Lebanon
VOA: Pakistan: US Military Vacates Pakistani Air Base by Deadline
Time: Crackdown or Negotiation? Russian Protests Pose a Dilemma for Putin
Shocked by the scale of protest against last week's fraudulent election, the ruling party is divided on how far to go in answering the the demonstrators' demands.
CNN: Syrian opposition: Bloodbath could be imminent in Homs
BBC: Iraqis look ahead to US withdrawal
TruthOut: Beyond Guantanamo, a Web of Prisons for Terrorism Inmates
Scott Shane, The New York Times News Service: "It is the other Guantanamo, an archipelago of federal prisons that stretches across the country, hidden away on back roads. Today, it houses far more men convicted in terrorism cases than the shrunken population of the prison in Cuba that has generated so much debate."
JDeanICite: Signs of a new strike wave in China - Over the past month, a series of strikes has taken place in China. While these disputes are still small and isolated, they signal a profound shift. 
CBSNews: Police clear out Occupy Boston camp
TruthOut: Finally, Higher Taxes for the 1 Percent - Is Occupy Behind Governors' Moves to Make the Wealthy Pay Their Share?
MSNBC: Occupy Our Homes - Chris Hayes, MSNBC (video)
RawStory: ‘Occupy’ activists look to block West Coast ports
NakedCapitalism: Maureen Tkacik: The Anti-#Occupy/CIA Connection - I was at the Georgetown library the other day flipping through old bound volumes of the Ramparts magazine for reasons entirely unrelated when I came upon a brief story from a 1972 issue about “increasing speculation within the intelligence community that the CIA has struck up a direct relationship with police forces in major cities.
Hacker News
GlobeAndMail: 12 hacker teams said responsible for bulk of China-based data theft  - As few as 12 different Chinese groups, largely backed or directed by the government there, commit the bulk of the China-based cyber attacks stealing critical data from U.S. companies and government agencies, according to U.S. cyber security analysts and experts.
Guardian: Phone-hacking victims to number 800

Financial News
BusinessInsider: Morgan Stanley: This Is What Will Happen In India Over The Next Two Years
NakedCapitalism: JP Morgan “Greed Washing”: Sponsors Orwellian TV Advertorial to Tout $2 Million of Charity Spending
Krugman: NYT: Depression and Democracy - It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression.

Zerohedge: Unreported Bedlam In Treasuries Signals Massive Panic  
Bloomberg: No One Telling Who Took $586 Billion in Swaps With Fed Condoning Anonymity

FDL: Court Cases Revealing Massive Fraud in Mortgage Business
BlacklistedNews: JPMorgan: Euro Breakup Speculation Will Intensify In Just A Few Months
Zerohedge: Stock World Weekly - The Anti-Crisis Bazooka & Other Bedtime Stories
Reuters: Insight: The day Europe lost patience with Britain
BBC: David Cameron to face MPs in Commons over EU vetoBusinessInsider: Italian Yields Are Jumping, And Markets Are Falling Again
MyBudget360: 8 charts from a brave new banking and economic system  - Federal Reserve refutes bailouts yet fails to address inflated questionable assets on their balance sheet. Do you think a $7 billion insurance fund can support the $9.7 trillion in deposits at U.S. banks? 
CharlesHughSmith: Another Reason for Stocks to Tank in 2012: Jobs
Mish: Hell Will Freeze Over Before Finland Signs Treaty; Europe's Blithering Idiots Make UK the Lone Winner

BusinessWeek: JPMorgan Sees Russia Protests as Market 'Drag' Through March
Barron's: Where Is America's Corporate Cash? - American corporations are sitting on record amounts of cash, but that doesn't mean their greenbacks are safely tucked away at a bank down the block from headquarters. To the contrary, billions of dollars worth of corporate cash and short-term securities sit in foreign subsidiaries located in undisclosed countries. A lot of this money might not even be in dollars.
NYT: Moody's Warns of Possible Downgrade to Some Euro Zone Economies
WSJ: Debit-Fee Cap Has Nasty Side Effect
CBSNews: Grim economic outlook weighs down Obama approval rating
NakedCapitalism: Class War: Low Wages and Beggar Thy Neighbor
Economics21: What's In the Social Security Trust Funds, Or: Why Continuing the Payroll Tax Cut Could Eventually End Social Security as We Know It

Mediaite: President Obama On 60 Minutes: Recovery 'Will Likely Take More Than One President'
Politic365: Republicans oppose tax cut. Democrats oppose tax cut. What the . . .?!
Hosted: Romney: Gingrich should return Freddie Mac money
Zerohedge: Guest Post: The Last Refuge Of Wall Street: Marketing To Increasingly Insolvent Consumers
WorthWhile: What is a (Eurozone) "structural deficit", again? - I don't have much to say about the latest EU "agreement" that hasn't already been said. To me, it looks just like the old "stability and growth pact" warmed over, and with a bunch of judges having to approve budgets.
Peak oil and Energy News
EnergyBulletin: World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar - ExxonMobil: ‘Technology to beat Peak Oil’ and Total pulls itself into line
TheOilDrum: Drumbeat: December 10, 2011
ConsumerEnergyReport: Why Some Republican are Delusional About Oil and Energy Policy
ResourceInsights: Deconstructing "ethical oil" - When I stumbled across the site recently, I thought there was a small chance that it was a parody. And, it turns out that the site reads like a parody in some places even though I am certain that the owners are dead serious.
TransitionVoice: Top 10 peak oil books of 2011
Zerohedge: Is A Physical Silver Shortage Spike Imminent?
Mineweb: It's a good thing Central Banks can't print gold
Mineweb: Market seeing a shift in how gold is traded 

Environmental News
ExtinctionProtocol: Strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Guerrero Mexico- 3 dead
ExtinctionProtocol: Mystery tremor leaves New Jersey residents puzzled
December 11, 2011 – NEW JERSEY – Local residents felt a slight tremor at about 10 a.m. Saturday. Residents in Newark, Bergen County and Sussex County felt it, too — something that made houses shake and water ripple.
DesdemonaDespair: Maldives: the next Atlantis?
CNN: Help still needed after record-breaking year for disasters 

WashingtonPost: Psychedelic gecko, ‘Elvis’ monkey among 208 new species found in Asia’s Mekong River region - HANOI, Vietnam — A psychedelic gecko and a monkey with an “Elvis” hairdo are among 208 new species described last year by scientists in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, a conservation group announced Monday.
DotEarth: Naomi Klein's Inconvenient Climate Conclusions
Independent: Father of climate change: 2C limit is not enough

America in Decline
CBSNews: Unlimited campaign cash fuels "Super PACs"

TriCitiesNews: Postal Service may close Johnson City sorting facility - The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing 250 mail processing facilities across the country, which would slow down the mail system and potentially lengthen the time to send out a bill and receive payment.
BlacklistedNews: Why Obama Will Not Veto NDAA Military Detention of Americans: He Requested It.
IBTimes: 30 Major U.S. Corporations Paid More to Lobby Congress Than Income Taxes, 2008-2010 
ThinkProgress: The Walmart Heirs Have The Same Net Worth As The Bottom 30 Percent Of Americans
SOTT:US: TCF Bank Penalizes Teen With $4.85 in His Account by Charging Him $234.95 in Fees in Two Weeks
BigPictureAgriculture: Iowa Photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier Shows Us a Rural Iowa in Decline - "As the economies of rural communities across America fail, abandonment is becoming commonplace. Driftless explores a Midwest that resides in shadows, a people quietly enduring America's new economic reality."
WBIR: Hundreds wait in cold to apply for Nissan jobs - Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development area manager R.J. Sherr says all the jobs are assembly line positions on third shift that pay between $12.50 and $18.50 an hour.
RawStory: Pennsylvania priest arrested, accused of possessing child porn
LAT: Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front
NYT: The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education  - NO one seriously disputes the fact that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds.
JaredBernsteinBlog: Here’s Another Bad Idea: Reduce Weeks of Unemployment Insurance - In the most recent jobs report, we hit a new, albeit unenviable, world’s record: the average number of weeks of joblessness among the unemployed—40.9 weeks—has never been higher

Food and Water
Dregsof theFuture: Senate Bill 510, the “Food Safety Modernization Act”–restricting small farmers to protect profits of giant food companies

Science and Technology
NYT: Physicists Anxiously Await News of the ‘God Particle’
DailyMail: 'Observation' of God particle expected at CERN
BBC: Excitement over Higgs ‘evidence’
StraitsTimes: Life possible on 'large parts' of Mars: Study
BusinessInsider: Facebook's Been Hiding Some Of Your Messages
ArchaeologyNewsNetwork: The earth mother of all Neolithic discoveries
TechReview: Underground Industry Aims to Dupe Social Media Users  
BBC: Have scientists at the LHC found the Higgs or not?
CSMonitor: Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz

Medical and Health
StratRisks: Sterilisation: Peru's darkest secret
ScienceMag: 'Vocal Fry' Creeping Into U.S. Speech: A curious vocal pattern has crept into the speech of young adult women who speak American English: low, creaky vibrations, also called vocal fry.Reddit: What if your doctor couldn’t use scientific research about the drugs she was prescribing to you in order to ensure that you received the proper dosage of medication? - the supreme court takes a look at medical patents.
ScientificAmerican: Contagion: Controversy Erupts over Man-Made Pandemic Avian Flu Virus
IntelDaily: Sorry, Ritalin’s not going to make you smart
LAT: Unraveling the autism epidemic

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
ModernSurvivalBlog: Liberty vs White House Plan For Homegrown Extremism
BigPictureAgriculture: Nine Knots to Know For Use in Farming
A sailor judges knots for their holding qualities and also their ability to be quickly unfastened, without regard to the strain they have been subjected to. A knot's main office is to hold, without working loose or slipping, yet they do occasionally fail absolutely to accomplish this, when made by inexperienced hands.
ContainerGardening: Easy and cheap pots for successful plantation of saplings (Google / Mother Earth News)Make biodegradable newspaper pots in a minimum of time. You can plant your seedlings (saplings) directly in the soil. (this is something I've done and highly recommend)

Other News
CBS: Friends: Va. Tech gunman never hinted at violence
Kunstler: The Cookie Crumbles
Did you catch President Obama on 60 Minutes last night. Charming fellow. Sincere and even purposeful, too. But displaying a big patch of cluelessness, like virtually everybody else in a position of authority in this benighted land. The President intimates that we will surely return to the turbo economy of a fast-receding yore. He is missing something big there. We are not going back to that. The fiesta is over.
MarginalRevolution: Teachers Don’t Like Creative Students - One of the most consistent findings in educational studies of creativity has been that teachers dislike personality traits associated with creativity.

SOTT: UK: Four police officers who 'stole cash from street beggars' are suspended
BlacklistedNews: German Ruling Party Plans to Outlaw Opposition NPD
TheAtlantic: Can Turkey Make Its Mosques Feminist? - Istanbul Islamic leaders are requiring houses of worship to treat men and women equally, challenging some traditional norms and raising a few tempers.
ABCNews: Noriega extradited home for jail time
BBC: Paris theatre puts on play accused of blasphemy
CBS: Mexico border crossing with no agents proposed
Guardian: Chinese men detained for 'spreading internet rumour' - Two men held for five days after uploading video of police around a wedding convoy as China increases internet scrutiny 
Time: The Missing Men of Tajikistan, Making Money Abroad

NewYorkDaily: GOPers still pining for coulda-rans like Haley Barbour, Chris Christie ... FACT CHECK: Plenty to question in GOP debate
TheProvince: 'Serial adulterer' Newt dodges a bullet 
RIA: Billionaire Prokhorov to challenge Putin at 2012 presidential polls 
TruthOut: William Rivers Pitt: Short Tales From Bizarro World: The GOP Primaries Edition
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "Speaking of Rock & Roll Mitt, Derpy Rick, Hopeless Herman and Manic Michele, let us all bow our heads in a moment of thanks to the Republican brain trust, who surveyed the field of dimwits, lunatics, ego-trippers and plain fools vying to carry the banner for their party, and said, 'You know what'd be great? Let's have these people participate in 43,212 nationally-televised debates! What could possibly go wrong?'"

The Forums
TinfoilPalace: The Best Analysis of 'Eyes Wide Shut'
TinfoilPalace: Money Money Money , folding bills to reveal the futureTheOilAge: Mineral, metal scarcity worsening in next five year
TheOilAge: US continues to arm the Egyptian regime
HubbertsArms: Harnessing desert sun to power Europe
HubbertsArms: Austerity waits in the wings as America delays the debt crunch
SilentCountry: It's guns galore as US bites the bullet
SilentCountry: PREP ITEMS ---BARGAIN OF THE DAY THREAD -- Thrift store/flea

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