Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Breaking News Jan. 11, 2012

Check out Max and Stacy taking apart SOPA! I love these guys. LOL

Much thanks to RJ at the Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer for their help today, and as always, don't forget to check out the forums linked at the bottom of this, and every, post.

ENENews: Sickened Fukushima woman with teeth, nails, and hair falling out has auto-immune disease

Global Conflict

ScientificAmerican: Doomsday Clock Moved 1 Minute Closer to Midnight
StratRisks: Israeli Mossad recruiting Iranian exiles in Iraq’s Kurdish region: report 
Guardian: Car bomb in Tehran kills Iranian nuclear scientist - video - Footage from local TV shows the scene in Tehran where an Iranian professor working at a nuclear facility was killed. Reports say Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed after two assailants on a motorcycle attached explosives to his car. It was the latest in a series of attacks blamed by Iranian authorities on Israel and the US PBS’s Dishonest Iran Edit - As if tensions between the United States and Iran weren't high enough, here's PBS NewsHour anchor Margaret Warner (1/9/12):The Iranian government insists that its nuclear activities are for peaceful energy purposes only, an assertion disputed by the U.S. and its allies. On CBS yesterday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta repeated international demands that Iran stop enriching uranium. PANETTA: But we know that they're trying to develop a nuclear capability, and that's what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is, do not develop a nuclear weapon. That's a red line for us. They need to know that, if they take that step, that they're going to get stopped.The way that's presented you'd think that the United States has evidence that Iran is pursuing a weapon. Leon Panetta's soundbite is from his appearance on Face The Nation on Sunday. But the NewsHour removed one key phrase; right before Panetta says, "But we know," he said this: Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No.
PopSci: One Third of the Military's Aircraft Are Now Drones
SydneyMorningHerald: Assad vows to crush 'terrorism'
Reuters: No big US naval buildup in Asia, top officer says
Bloomberg: Oil Trades Near a One-Week High as Iran Tension Counters European Economy 
BlacklistedNews: Another Bites The Dust: Iran car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' in Tehran
Atlantic: Intervention, Please: the 'No-Fly Zone' Requests You Don't Hear About
Time: Egypt's New Political Equation: The Military, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis - With predictions of conflict and of cooperation, how will everything add up?
Telegraph: Four dead in US drone strike in Pakistan
Hosted: NKorea keeps door open for food-nuke deal with US
Hosted: Pakistan army warns of 'consequences' to PM charge  
Reuters: Pakistan PM sacks defence secretary - Pakistan's prime minister has sacked the defence secretary, his office said on Wednesday, in a move likely to ratchet up tension with the country's powerful military.
LegitGov: NORAD to Conduct Training Over National Capital Region
CNN: Report: Bomb kills 4 members of Syrian army - Four members of the Syrian army were killed when a bomb exploded in a military bus Wednesday, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said.
BBC: Bahrain police go on trial over death of blogger 
SOTT: Mosque Defaced, 3 Cars Torched in West Bank

TheExiled: My First “Occupy LA” Arraignment Hearing: Los Angeles Stalls Legal Action Against Arrested Occupy LA Protesters
HuffingtonPost: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Stream Back In To Former Camp

Hacker News
PsyOrg: US probes alleged India hacking of commission
CIO: A Brief History of Hacktivism

Domestic Financial News
NYT: Fed Turns Over $77 Billion In Profits to the Treasury
NakedCapitalism: Why Banks Back SOPA, the “Bring the Chinese Internet to America” Bill 
BusinessInsider: Now US Bankers Are Planning To Sue Or Walk If Bonuses Are Too Low
MyBudget360: Las Vegas real estate and the dynamics of a lower priced housing market With median home prices around $100,000 they now reflect the reality of a lower paying service sector economy. Foreclosures and short-sales make up over 70 percent of all sales activity.
CNNMoney: Twinkie maker Hostess Brands in bankruptcy filing - Enjoy your Twinkies while you can, because Hostess Brands, the storied American manufacturer of Ho Hos and Ding Dongs cake snacks, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday.
CNNMoney: Twinkies will keep coming despite bankruptcy
Forbes: Can Sears Be Saved? Four Strategies For Success - You may have missed it, but during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, Sears Holdings announced that it would close up to 120 stores amid bad holiday shopping results.  As Miguel Bustillo and Ann Zimmerman report for The Wall Street Journal, investor and Sears Holdings Chairman Eddie Lampert has a dismal track record with the venerable brand:
Zerohedge: Microsoft is in Secular Decline
CNNMoney: 6 things you'll pay more for in 2012 - Everything from airfare to cotton clothing is going to cost more this year. So book your flights and buy your jeans now or else you'll be doling out some serious cash.
WashingonPost: For most-hurting Americans, Fed remedies limited - In the most difficult economy in a generation, middle-income and poor Americans are hurting the worst. Congress is tied in knots, barely able to pass even the most basic measures to help. That has put pressure on the one arm of government with the power and the flexibility to try to boost ordinary Americans’ fortunes: the Federal Reserve. But the limited policies the Fed has at its disposal mostly put money in the hands of the affluent, at least through their direct effects. The affluent, in turn, are less likely than most to spend that money in the wider economy. 
BusinessInsider: The Ballooning US National Debt Could Drain Your Savings
BlacklistedNews: How JP Morgan And George Soros Ended Up With MF Global Customer Money
MarketWatch: The 10 worst states for retirees in 2012
CommonDreams: Detroit May Be Next Michigan City to Get 'Emergency Manager'
Global Financial News 
MetroUK: 300 workers threaten suicide at Xbox 360 factory - Infamous Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has suffered yet another suicide scandal - this time as hundreds threaten to kill themselves at once over pay and conditions. 
WashingtonPost: Fitch warns that many euro countries may see ratings cut by the end of this month — A number of euro countries, including Italy, could see their credit ratings downgraded by the end of this month as they struggle to cope with too much debt and slowing economic growth, Fitch Ratings said Tuesday.  
EurActiv: Alarm bells ring as banks pull out of eastern Europe 
Independent: Ireland 'must renegotiate debt deal or face default'  
BusinessInsider: Timelapse Video Of A 30 Story Chinese Hotel Completed In 15 Days

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