guys, sorry this post is going to be a bit slim today, have to do some stuff around here. Will be back tomorrow so don't forget to check in!
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!.
BusinessInsider: Oil Trades Near Six-Week High on Iran Threat to Crude Transport
BlacklistedNews: Another ‘US spy drone crashes in Afghanistan’
TheAtlantic: 4 Reminders That the Iraq War Was A Catastrophe - Our vets are suffering. So are their families and neighbors. And the Iraqis who helped us. Even Condi Rice is admitting that mistakes were made.
TheAtlantic: Russia's Protest Movement: Big, Angry, and Preparing for the Worst
JerusalemPost: IDF strikes two Gaza targets, one confirmed dead
LegitGov: Iran begins trial of CIA operative
BusinessInsider: Mexican Drug Cartels Have Built Their Own National Radio System To Communicate With Members
NYT: Iran Threatens to Block Oil Shipments, as US Prepares Sanctions
Reuters: "Nothing frightening" seen in Syria protest hotbed: monitor
BBC: Syria 'releases 755 detained during unrest
NPR: Iran Again Warns It Can Cut Off Strategic Oil Route
AtlanticWire: Who Would You Trust With Your Money: GE or Occupy?
AddictingInfo: OccupyMarines Renews Vow To Protect Protesters
Slate: Occupations in winter - Protesters nationwide link up through large-scale conference calls and plan what's next
Zerohedge: Presenting Anonymous' "Survival Guide For Citizens In A Revolution"
Zerohedge: The Chickens Have Finally Come Home To Roost At Sears
Zerohedge: 580 Morgan Stanley Soon To Be Former-Employees Learn They Are Redundant Courtesy Of The Dept Of Labor
BusinessInsider: Bank Of America Harassed A Little Old Lady In Florida For Her Deceased Husbands Debts
Zerohedge: Art Cashin Exposes The Behind The Scenes Panic In Europe
TheSun: BRITAIN'S borders will be closed to continental Europeans if the euro collapses, it was revealed yesterday. - The emergency measure would block hordes of French, German and Dutch nationals who would be desperate to withdraw cash here with credit cards if banks in their own countries dry up.
YahooFinance: India tycoon's got tons of cash, nowhere to invest
CNBC: ‘Financial Amnesia’ a Factor Behind Crisis
DailyMail: UK prepares emergency measures for euro collapse to prevent an influx of people and money
Spiegel: New Greek Government Runs Out of Steam
Spiegel: Banks Bunker Hundreds of Billions in Deposits at ECB
Peak oil and Energy News
TechReview: Flying Windmills - A small company is taking an unusual tack to produce cheaper wind energy
Ohio.com: Ohio sand turns to gold as drilling boom comes to Buckeye State
Mineweb: Zimbabwe considering a ban on raw platinum exports
Landslide Hits Famous German Coastal Cliffs - 1 missing
RawStory: Canada secretly shipping ‘bomb-grade’ uranium to the U.S.
RawStory: Oil on Nigerian coast after major Shell spill: NGO
RawStory: Floods derail iron-ore train in Australia
WSJ: Drought Leads to Stray Donkey Deluge
TheAtlantic: Investors' Demand for U.S. Debt Skyrockets
America in Decline
SHTFPlan: RECALL: Montanans Organize to Remove Senators Who Voted For Traitorous Detainment Bill
(and this is a really good thing, I hope it catches on and every state will do what Montana is doing)
BlacklistedNews: Cronyism in America
Cryptogon: New Video Surveillance System Tags, Tracks and Follows
ACloserLook: 93-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Who Cleaned State Capitol For 30 Years Denied Voter ID
SOTT: Half of America In Poverty? The Facts Say It's True
CNN: Sexual assaults reported on rise at U.S. military academies
LegitGov: Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing
WBIRNews: TVA facilities see an increase in copper thefts
BostonHerald: Mall of America melee prompts tighter security
Food and Water
Wired: Rats Shall Follow Ye, and Ye Shall Eat Them
America's farmlands to be carpet-bombed with Vietnam-era Agent Orange chemical
NewTimesReporter: Is Dow Planning to Poison America?
Dow AgroScience, LLC, is petitioning the U.S. government to deregulate a genetically engineered variety of corn that is resistant to 2,4-D, an extremely toxic pesticide that was 50% of the recipe to making Agent Orange (used in the Vietnam War as a weapon of mass destruction).SOTT: Multidrug-resistant Meat Contaminations Spoil Holiday Meals; Prompt Recalls
CityFarmer: Robots to replace aging farmers
Time: Making the Case for Eating Horse Meat
WashingtonPost: In search of a better bee
Science and Technology
ScientificAmerican: Doh! Top Science Journal Retractions of 2011
GlobeandMail: SOPA's most frightening flaw is the future it predicts Cryptogon: Exploit Allows Attackers to Take Remote Control of Any GSM Phone
Wired: Why Google Continues to Fund Firefox
RawStory: Apple seeks patent for battery that could run devices for weeks
Medical and Health
ScientificAmerican: Case Closed? Columbus Introduced Syphilis to Europe
LAT: A vast child obesity gap between affluent city, lower-income one
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
ModernSurvivalBlog: Trust Your Instinct, Your Internal Voice
CanadianDoomer: A Strange Addition to My Bug Out Bag
MSNBC: Scene of 9-year-old girl's killing a haven for sex offenders
WashingtonPost: Babysitter accused of slaying girl cared for her grandfather, who was convicted sex offender
Grist: Bikestravaganza: Grist’s top bike stories of 2011
BBC: Priests brawl in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity
BusinessInsider: ZING! The GOP's Hysterical New Year's Resolution Suggestions For Obama
CBSNews: Perry toughens anti-abortion stance
RawStory: Poll: Ron Paul poised to win Iowa caucuses
TinfoilPalace: The Death Thread?
TinfoilPalace: Putin will take 'revenge' on Russia's protesters in bid to cling to power, claims senior former aideTheOilAge: The "bad cop" Iran - threatens oil through Hormuz
TheOilAge: Europe's LTRO a failure
HubbertsArms: The Mass Extinction Of The Human Species, By William Kotke
HubbertsArms: What Is The Best Country In The World For Americans To Relocate To
SilentCountry: Spring Cleaning comes early, in anticipation of 2012
SilentCountry: Shitty problems ahead
Thanks to QLD Wombat for posting this at Silent Country forum. I've honestly NEVER seen anything like it.