Thursday, March 29, 2012

Breaking News Thurs. March 28, 2012

Just wanted to say hello to the newest blog members! Thank you for joining this blog, I hope you find it helpful and informative.
Also, I'm going to add a special section for the health care law below medical news for the time being as there is so much about it in the news and it really deserves it's own spot for now.

Some sad news for us bluegrass fans.



A bushel of thank yous goes out to RJ at the Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer , and to Doug at 3Es News and David at ETF Daily, for their help today! These folks send in links for the blog every day and a lot of credit is owed them. Please go by and support their blogs, they work hard to help get the news out.

also...anyone passing through this blog looking for their old friends from LATOC days please visit the forums linked at the bottom of this, and every, post. I'll bet you find some of them there and they'll be happy to see you!


Peak Oil and Energy News
FuelFix: For some refiners, the price of gasoline is too low
Reuters: Consumers plot emergency oil release as Saudi decries high prices - PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters)- Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi mounted his most direct rhetorical attack against high oil prices on Wednesday, but showed no sign of moving to increase supplies even as France joined the United States and Britain in talks for a release of strategic reserves.
WashingtonPost: Gas prices in D.C. surpass $4 a gallon - Two months before the summer driving season officially starts, average gasoline prices in the Washington region have shot past $4, the earliest they have ever surpassed that milestone, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Wednesday.
FT: Saudi Arabia will act to lower soaring oil prices - Ali Naimi - High international oil prices are bad news. Bad for Europe, bad for the US, bad for emerging economies and bad for the world’s poorest nations. A period of prolonged high prices is bad for all oil producing nations, including Saudi Arabia, and they are bad news for the energy industry more widely.
WSJ: Iran Oil Flow Slows, and Price Fears Rise - Iran's oil exports appear to have dropped this month as buyers prepare for tough new sanctions, market observers say, and shipments are likely to shrink further if President Barack Obama determines by Friday, as expected, that markets can adjust to fewer barrels of Iranian oil.
WashingtonPost: France poised to release strategic oil reserves, on US request
EnergyBulletin: Why Saudi and American bluffing won't lower oil prices (Hint: It doesn't work when people know you're bluffing)
FT: Talks over oil release push down crude - Efforts by some of the world’s biggest oil buyers to co-ordinate the possible release of emergency reserves and an intervention by Saudi Arabia sent crude prices tumbling on Wednesday, raising the prospect of relief for Europe’s flagging economies and American motorists facing pump prices of almost $4 a gallon.
CNNMoney: Stocks pull back on economic growth worries
CNBC: Prepare for a New Era of Oil Shocks: Martin Wolf
USAToday: Government seeks comment on Atlantic oil exploration plan
OPEC: Monthly Oil Market Report - Opec - pdf - World oil demand is forecast to grow by 0.9 mb/d in 2012, unchanged from the previous report, following marginally decreased growth of 0.8 mb/d in 2011. The weak pace of growth in the OECD economies is negatively affecting oil demand and imposing a high range of uncertainty on potential consumption growth. Although US economic data points toward a better performance, the situation in Europe along with higher oil prices has resulted in considerable uncertainties on the future oil demand for the remainder of the year.
OilPrice: Did Libya's Oil Bubble Burst Already?

WashingtonPost: Is Dodd-Frank being rolled back while no one is looking? 
CBSNews: Obama: Congress should end oil subsidies
PeakOilMatters: Peak Oil: Capitalism & Sustainability (Pt 1) 
TheOilDrum:  Tech Talk - Saudi Arabian oil production part 2
here's a topic just posted by Targe at Hubberts Arms
HubbertsArms: Panic buying in England as fuel strike looms
SHTFPlan: Total Chaos In the UK As Gas Stations Run Dry; Efforts to Stop Panic Buying Have Led to… More Panic Buying
IBTimes: Senate Upholds Big Oil Tax Breaks


Global Conflict
Zerohedge: Israel Army Cancels Passover Vacation While Korea Begins Fuelling Missile Test Rocket
CNN: No US access to sites of Afghan killings, officials say
JPost: 'Syria on dangerous trajectory with regional ramifications'
NYT: Refugees Say Neighbor Shoots Neighbor in Syrian CrackdownThe refugees offered a rare witness account of the unfolding tumult in western Syria as an intensive bombardment of communities continues.
WSJ: Suspected Killer Merah To Be Buried In France As Algeria Refuses
Guardian: ‘Taliban sympathiser’ arrest prompts new questions about FBI tactics  - Khalifah al-Akili emailed the Guardian shortly before his arrest to say he thought he was the target of an 'entrapment' sting
Spiegel: The World from Berlin: Profiling Ruling 'Sows Seeds of Distrust and Racism' - Earlier this week, a German court ruled that federal police are allowed to conduct spot checks on certain train lines based on skin color to prevent illegal immigration. German editorialists question whether such measures are appropriate in a country that has become increasingly diverse.
MSNBC: 'Global March to Jerusalem': Israel's borders on high alert as huge protests loom
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian organizers are calling for massive demonstrations on Friday to mark Land Day, an annual event that commemorates the killing of six Arabs who were protesting Israeli land policies on March 30, 1976.
Tens of thousands are expected to participate in what organizers have billed a "Global March to Jerusalem." The plan is to have protesters from neighboring countries march up to the Israeli border to "demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians and to protect Jerusalem," according to organizers.
The future status of Jerusalem is at the heart of the Palestinian movement and is the theme for the global Land Day. East Jerusalem is regarded as the likely capital of a future Palestinian state.
FP: We Can't Drone Our Way to Victory in Afghanistan
UPI: Refugees report rise in sectarian violence - AL QAA, Lebanon, March 29 (UPI) -- Syrian refugees say government violence against civilians, particularly Sunni Muslims, has spread
UPI: General strike hits Spain
CreditSlips: Is Loaning Money at a 350% APR Evil? - In the early part of this year, a new start-up called ZestCash launched. Founded by former Google CIO, Douglas Merrill, it appears to be an attempt at short-term consumer lending with a Google-like "don't be evil" approach and markets itself as an alternative to payday loans.
Hosted: Fewer than half Arab leaders attend Iraq summit
NYT: Explosion Heard as Arab Leaders Meet at Baghdad Summit - Soon after they arrived, a muffled explosion was heard near the gathering, apparently caused by a mortar landing not far from the Iranian Embassy. Officials at the Arab League gathering said there were no casualties. The area surrounding the meeting had been sealed off by security forces in advance. 

OWS
AmpedStatus: After Being Beaten and Arrested Several Times, Occupier Tries to Reason WithPolice

Hacker News
Hat Tip to Satori at Hubberts Arms for the following story
HubbertsArms: Anonymous To Take Down the Internet ?
LegitGov: Hacker declared fit to stand trial in US court


Domestic Financial News

CNNMoney: JPMorgan: MF Global claimed transfer was legal
Atlantic: 1 Big Chart: There Is No Social Security Crisis - Here's a question for the under-30 crowd: Do you think Social Security will still be around when you retire? Half of you don't. Here's why you should.
Bloomberg: Four Numbers Add Up to an American Debt Disaster - Consider the following numbers: 2.2, 62.8, 454, 5.9. Drawing a blank? Not to worry. They don’t mean much on their own. Now consider them in context:
1) 2.2 percent is the average interest rate on the U.S. Treasury’s marketable and non-marketable debt (February data).
2) 62.8 months is the average maturity of the Treasury’s marketable debt (fourth quarter 2011).
3) $454 billion is the interest expense on publicly held debt in fiscal 2011, which ended Sept. 30.
4) $5.9 trillion is the amount of debt coming due in the next five years.
Bloomberg: US Jobless Claims Fell Last Week to Lowest Since April 2008
Reuters: Fourth-quarter GDP unrevised at 3.0 percent - The economy expanded as expected in the fourth quarter while personal income grew at a much faster pace than previously thought, which should help underpin spending this quarter.
CNBC: Gas Prices Have Taken Air Out of US Recovery - What looked to be a fairly robust economic recovery has turned lackluster thanks to rising gas prices and uncertainty over demand, according to author and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch.
MCP: The Best Data on Middle Class Decline
CNNMoney: Republicans still angry about consumer bureau 
AZCentral: More U.S. CEOs plan to hire as outlook brightens 
Reuters: Durable goods orders hint at weak first quarter
Economix: Who Captured the Fed? - In principle, the Fed could stand up to the bankers, pushing back against all specious arguments. In practice, unfortunately, the New York Fed and the Board of Governors are quite deferential to financial-sector “experts.” 
GlobeAndMail: U.S. durable goods orders rise 2.2%  
ChrisMartenson: Gretchen Morgenson: Wall Street Really Does Enjoy a Different Set of Rules Thanthe Rest of Us
HuffingtonPost: Ellen Brown: The Shadow Bailout: How Big Banks Bilk U.S. Towns and Taxpayers
GlobeAndMail: Goldman outfoxes its own shareholders
Zerohedge: TBTF Get TBTFer: Top 5 Banks Hold 95.7%, Or $221 Trillion, Of OutstandingDerivatives 
CNN: House poised to pass GOP budget
CNNMoney: U.S. growth expected to slow
SmartMoney: Student Loans on Rise -- for Kindergarten - It used to be that families first signed up for education loans when their child enrolled in college, but a growing number of parents are seeking tuition assistance as soon as kindergarten. Though data is scarce, private school experts and the small number of lenders who provide loans for kindergarten through 12th grade say pre-college loans are becoming more popular.
Zerohedge: Brevan Howard's Three Uncertainties And One Certainty To Worry About In The US


Global Financial News
Reuters: Jim Yong Kim and Dartmouth’s culture of sexual assault
What is it about the heads of the World Bank and IMF and their relation with sexual politics? Both Paul Wolfowitz and Dominique Strauss-Kahn lost their jobs because of the way that they treated women, while Strauss-Kahn’s predecessor, Rodrigo de Rato, resigned unexpectedly in the midst of what was described as an “acrimonious divorce”. No woman has ever headed the Bank, and Christine Lagarde is the first woman to head the IMF; they’ve historically been men’s clubs, and none the better for it.
NakedCapitalism: Spain Follows Greece
NYT: Lending Growth Slows in Euro Zone
BBC: Top-up of half-full tanks advised - Ministers have clarified advice to motorists ahead of a possible fuel drivers' strike - telling them to refill tanks when half-empty.
CNNMoney: U.S. economy to outpace Europe
CreditWritedowns: Full text: Moody’s takes actions on seven Portuguese banks; Outlook negative
Reuters: Austrian saws off own foot to avoid work – report - An unemployed Austrian man sawed his foot off, apparently to avoid being found fit to go back to work. Hours before an appointment on Monday for the labor office to check on his health, the 56-year-old man held his left leg against an electric saw in his home workshop and severed his foot just above the ankle, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported. (I don't believe that was why he did it, how bad would your job have to be to saw off your own foot? sounds like propaganda to me. Just me sayin')
MainlyMacro: Information, Money and Politics - A Conservative Party Treasurer is caught on camera trying to solicit £250,000 from businessmen by offering to, among other things, feed their suggestions into the policy process at No.10.
NYT: British Economy Shrinks More Than Expected
Spiegel: A Civilization on Edge  - Amid Debt Crisis, Athens Falls Apart
An illegal immigrant from Afghanistan is seen walking down a downtown Athens street in February. Another Afghan immigrant told SPIEGEL that he hurries home before dark to avoid attacks by far-right extremists, which are reportedly on the rise. 

CNN: Arrests, injuries reported as Spanish workers strike
FiscalTimes: Spain: Will It Be Next to Seek a Bailout?


Commodities/Metals
UPI: Gold slides Wednesday - NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Gold prices slipped Wednesday as stocks stumbled on Wall Street and the dollar index fell flat.

Environmental
USGS
M 3.4, Utah 
M 2.7, Utah
M 4.7, near the south coast of Papua, IndonesiaBloomberg: U.S. Heat Waves to Intensify From New York to Los Angeles - Heat waves are likely to intensify and last longer from California to the U.S. East Coast as global warming takes hold, according to the United Nations’s most comprehensive report on extreme weather events.
Wired: Gigantic Solar Tornado Is 5 Times the Size of Earth
This enormous tornado erupting from the surface of the sun is big enough to swallow the Earth. In fact, it could swallow five Earths.
Discovered using NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory satellite, this colossal twisting mass is made up of superheated gas at a temperature of between 90,000 and 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit.
ScientificAmerican: Primeval Precipitation: What Fossil Imprints of Rain Reveal about Early Earth
IWatchNews: Big setback for mountaintop mining critics - Center for Public Integrity - In a corner of Appalachia where the tops of coal-rich mountains are lopped off with regularity, the Spruce No. 1 mine would stand out. Now, thanks to a judge’s ruling, the hotly contested strip mine project may move forward. The mine, proposed in Logan County, W.Va., by Mingo Logan Coal Co., a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Arch Coal, would tear up nearly 2,300 acres and fill seven miles of streams with rubble. Its footprint, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, would “take up a sizable portion” of downtown Pittsburgh.
Grist: What’s the deal with EPA carbon rules for existing power plants?
Statesman: Appeals court scolds EPA over ruling in Texas pollution case
TexasTribune: EPA Rule May Spur Rush to Build Coal Plants in Texas
WildlifeNews: Lazy ATV hunters in Idaho lose battle in state legislature
Fairwinds: Tokyo Soil Samples Would Be Considered Nuclear Waste In The US
NewScientist: Arctic sea ice may have passed crucial tipping point 
MSNBC: Neonicotinoid pesticides tied to crashing bee populations, 2 studies find
Hosted: Crews race to contain CO fire before winds return


America in Decline
here's a thread from TFP started by mtlouie. It's about Helena Montana buying an armored BEAR vehicle.
TinfoilPalace: The Militarization of the Police
LegitGov: FBI Memo: Agents Can 'Suspend the Law'
LAObserved: Suzanne Rico discovers Skid Row

NYPosge: PC student tests forbid dance, dinos & lots more - In a bizarre case of political correctness run wild, educrats have banned references to “dinosaurs,” “birthdays,” “Halloween” and dozens of other topics on city-issued tests. That’s because they fear such topics “could evoke unpleasant emotions in the students.” Dinosaurs, for example, call to mind evolution, which might upset fundamentalists; birthdays aren’t celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses; and Halloween suggests paganism. Even “dancing’’ is taboo, because some sects object. But the city did make an exception for ballet. The forbidden topics were recently spelled out in a request for proposals provided to companies competing to revamp city English, math, science and social-studies tests given several times a year to measure student progress. “Some of these topics may be perfectly acceptable in other contexts but do not belong in a city- or state-wide assessment,” the request reads. Words that suggest wealth are excluded because they could make kids jealous. Poverty is likewise on the forbidden list. Also banned are references to divorces and diseases, because kids taking the tests may have relatives who split from spouses or are ill.
DailyMail: ‘Violence against women is as American as apple pie’: Congresswoman recounts personal ordeal of being sexually assaulted as a child and date raped as an adult  
Alternet: Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan's Compensation Quadrupled In 2011 - March 28 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan made $8.1 million in total compensation last year, up from $1.9 million in 2010, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.
TAE: US employs Vinnie the Kneecapper to collect student debt - On the heels of the assessment we saw from Tyler Durden, via Fitch, of the implosion of US student loan debt, which stands at over $1 trillion, increases by $40-50 billion (!!) each month (or $500-$600 billion per year), and of which 27% is already 30 days or more delinquent, John Hechinger explains for Bloomberg how the US Education Department goes about collecting this debt. Turns out, it's a case of "Eat your heart out, Tony Soprano". Hard to believe this could happen in a supposedly civilized country, but there you have it. Here are some excerpts from Hechinger's article:


Food and Water
WSJ: Pink Slime’ Defenders Line Up - It turns out not everyone hates pink slime. After being pummeled in the media for weeks, the beef additive made from leftover trimmings is getting support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the governors of five states, who argue it has been unfairly labeled and is actually a safe, low-cost way to make ground beef leaner. "This is an unwarranted, unmerited food scare," said Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who, along with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and representatives of several other states, has vowed to consume the product themselves after touring a plant where it is made on Thursday. (knock yourself out)
NationalFork: The industrial food system depends to its peril on cheap oil.
Reuters: French farmers, seedmakers appeal government GMO ban


Internet and Online Privacy News
ARsTechnica: Surveillance spyware migrates from Windows to Mac OS X - Researchers have uncovered a malware-based espionage campaign that subjects Mac users to the same techniques that have been used for years to surreptitiously siphon confidential data out of Windows machines.

Science and Technology
SingularityHub: First User Of Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Legally Blind
CNNMoney: Google demands payment through Google Wallet for its conference
IBTimes: Indians Glued to Internet; Most Indians Suffer Withdrawal Symptoms - The usage of internet and the dependency on online platforms has shown tremendous rise in India with 49 per cent complaining of experiencing net withdrawal symptoms within 3 hours of going offline. Indians on an average spend 12.9 hours on browsing, 9.7 hours on socialising and 6.1 hours on e-mails, every week.
ArsTechnica: Researcher publishes specs for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder 
BBC: Picture captures a billion stars 
CosmicLog: Visualize the seas ... and space
Wired: OnStar Lets You Track Your Spouse for $0.12 a Day - Suspicious spouses used to have to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars on private investigators to keep tabs on their significant other, but a new feature from General Motors’ OnStar division can do it for just over a dime a day.
The new service, dubbed Family Link, allows owners of OnStar-equipped vehicles from Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac to track a family member through the OnStar website and receive email and text alerts when the vehicle arrives at a location or at a specific time.
ScientificAmerican: Ancient Human Had Feet Like an Ape
ScienceDaily: Rare animal-shaped mounds discovered in Peru
SingularityHub: Speech Jamming Gun From Japan Silences People From Up To 34 Meters Away
ScientificAmerican: A Rosie Future: Jetsons -Like Gadgets with "Ambient Intelligence" Are Key to Smart Homes and Cities


Medical and Health
ScienceDaily: With you in the room, bacteria counts spike -- by about 37 million bacteria per hour
Bloomberg: Heart Attack Victims Cut Risk With 2 Drinks, Harvard Study Says - Men who have two drinks a day after surviving a first heart attack have a lower risk of death from heart disease than non-drinkers, Harvard researchers said, adding to evidence that moderate alcohol use may be healthy.
ScienceDaily: New more-sensitive blood test catches recurring breast cancer a year earlier 
CBSNews: CDC: Autism more common than once thought, affects 1 in 88 children
MSNBC: Better diagnosis, screening behind rise in autism


HealthCare Law
FiscalTimes: If Mandate Goes, How Much Goes With It?
AJC: Court takes health care case behind closed doors
NYT: Parties Brace for Fallout in Court’s Ruling on Health Care - The law professor side of President Obama is highly intrigued by the Supreme Court hearings over the constitutionality of his health care law. He studied a summary of the arguments aboard Air Force One as he flew back from a nuclear summit meeting in South Korea.  The political side of the president may need to draw upon his judicial patience as he awaits a ruling that will help shape the final stages of the presidential race.
IllinoisPolicy: Day 3: ObamaCare at the Supreme Court

Prospect: The Nine Circles of the ACA: Nobody was doing well by the time oral arguments in the Health Care cases ended at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Some Justices were sniping back and forth. The lawyers were showing the strain. And Justice Antonin Scalia was telling jokes. “[Y]ou know—the old Jack Benny thing, Your Money or Your Life, and, you know, he says ‘I'm thinking, I'm thinking,’” Scalia said from the bench. “It's—it's funny, because it's no choice. ... But ‘your life or your wife’s,’ I could refuse that.” “He’s not going home tonight,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor threw in as the crowd laughed. “That’s enough frivolity for a while,” Chief Justice John Roberts (nobody’s straight man) said sternly. I think he, like me, was afraid we would never get home that night, as if the Supreme Court had sailed into some forensic dimension where the clock hands were frozen in ice. If you want to know how strange things got, consider that a Justice of the United States Supreme Court suggested that the Court should invalidate the entire 2,700-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) merely to save him the trouble of reading the whole thing. 
WSJ: Health Case Ripples Outward
WashingtonPost: On health care, is the GOP ready for victory?
 

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
SHTFPlan: Prepping for the Financially Challenged: Basic Survival Strategies For Apartments and Confined Spaces
BigPictureAgriculture: Six Duck Breeds For Your Small Farm
CNNMoney: Doomsday dating sites: 'Don't face the future alone' -
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- For people who spend every day preparing for disaster -- whether it's a 2012 apocalypse, a nuclear meltdown, an economic collapse, a hurricane or a tsunami -- it can be hard to find a compatible partner.
Canning venison, shooting firearms, living off the grid and creating manure from human waste just aren't traditional interests many people look for when browsing mainstream dating sites like eHarmony or Match.com.
That's why a site called Survivalist Singles has entered the online dating scene, catering specifically to this niche community of "preppers," "survivalists" and "doomsdayers."
PreppingToSurvive: Where the Wild Things Are, part 4: Chickweed
BackdoorSurvival: A Historical Look at Survival Under Attack - Back in the days of the Cold War, the US Government as well as its citizens were apprehensive of a potential nuclear bomb attack from Russia. To that end, the US Department of Civil Defense was active in issuing all kinds of educational material to the public with the twofold intent of informing citizens how to shelter in the event of a nuclear bomb attack while at the same time assuring them that the likelihood of danger was minimal. Seems contradictory to me, but then, over the years the government has not changed much and I am certain that then, as now, contradiction was considered “business as usual”.
SHTFPlan: Government Study Claims Nuclear Blast In Washington DC Wouldn’t Destroy City
TheReadyStore: How to store fuel properly


Other News
BBC: Youth guilty of Florida murders - An American teenager is found guilty of the first degree murder of two British tourists in Florida.
NYT: Adrienne Rich, Feminist Poet, Dies at 82
ChicagoTribune: Mega Millions hits record $540 million ahead of Friday drawingWBIR: Man charged after recording animal abuse on cell phone - A Bledsoe, Ky man has been charged with a felony in a case of animal torture. Henry E. Brock, 50, was accused of kicking, stomping, dragging and shocking a border collie with a cattle prod after a police officer says he saw cell phone video of the incident.
 CBSnews: When lottery pools go wrong - Americans from coast to coast are dreaming big. The jackpot for tomorrow's Mega Millions drawing is now the largest in U.S. history - an estimated $500 million.
The odds are 176,000,000 to one that a person will win the largest lottery payoff in history.
So many have joined groups, lowering the odds a bit, spreading around the payment - and hopefully the payoff.
Last year, one group from New York State shared the top prize and pocketed $19 million each.
But it doesn't always end well. In Connecticut, a woman is suing her sister for keeping all the lottery loot. And a man in New Jersey was found guilty of trying to cheat five co-workers out of $38.5 million.

Time: A Quest for Independence: Who Will Rule Easter Island's Stone Heads?The Rapa Nui, descendants of the original inhabitants of the legendary island, pursue a legal strategy to win independence from Chile.
McClatchy: Man who evaluated alleged Sandusky victim in 1998 was not psychologist
USAToday: Trayvon's father: Video tells different story
MSNBC: Police video shows George Zimmerman shortly after Trayvon Martin shooting
Updated at 7:09 a.m. ET: Surveillance video footage of George Zimmerman being led from a police car shortly after he fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin does not appear to show any injuries or bloodstains, but his attorney says the video is too grainy to be revealing.
Alternet: George Zimmerman's History of 911 Calls on Black Men
MSNBC: Gang-raped, strangled and set on fire: Teen dies in Ukraine hospital  Dailymail: DSK called women ‘luggage’ in ‘text messages planning sex parties’


Politics
ABC: US congressman thrown out for wearing hoodie
Here's a little something from RJ. LOL good one RJ LOL
Republicans war on women - the female anatomy target zone

 
McClatchy: Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney 
ABCNews: Newt Gingrich's Outreach Toward Latinos Yields Little in Failed White House Bid 
USAToday: Adelson says Gingrich 'at the end of his line' 


Forums
TinfoilPalace: Meditation can speed up the brain, researchers say
TinfoilPalace: What shifting really means
TheOilAge: Truthout: We Screwed Up: A Letter of Apology...
TheOilAge: DARPA and NASA plan interstellar starship! 
HubbertsArms: 10 Reasons Why The Reign Of The Dollar As The World Reserve Currency Is About To 
HubbertsArms: Brits revel in gloom ahead of London Olympics, but don't believe the gripe
SilentCountry: Kindergarten Loans Are a Sad Reality of Our Time
SilentCountry: lots of RADAR down today???
DestinyCalls: The Crowley Thoth Tarot
DestinyCalls: All knowledge presented for informational purposes only

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