Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Breaking News Wed. May 23, 2012

This is the most messed up story I've heard in a loooooong time!
Thanks RJ. LOL
CalorieLab: Tokyo Transsexual Cooks and Serves His Own Genitals at Public “Ham Cybele” Banquet, Police Shrug, “It’s Not Illegal”: On Sunday, April 13, Tokyo illustrator Mao Sugiyama (who goes by the nickname “HC”), publicly seasoned and braised his own genitals on a portable gas cartridge burner, and then served them to six eager diners who each paid about $250 for the meal. The genitals had been returned to Sugiyama, frozen and double-bagged in plastic, following sex-change surgery during which they were removed.

also, remember this story from a few years ago where the man beheaded another man on a Greyhound bus in Canada?
here's the latest on it.
CBSNews: Advocate: Bus attacker thought he beheaded alien

Much thanks to RJ at the Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer , and to Doug at 3Es News and David at ETF Daily.
Please visit their blogs and websites and don't forget to drop by the forums too! 

oh, and here's one more from RJ
Marketwatch666: the "fuck-it" point

Peak Oil and Energy News
CNNMoney: Oil boom strikes Kansas
Star-Telegram: Electric Reliability Council of Texas warns of tighter power supplies
IBTimes: Petrobras Says It Holds Billions Of Barrels Of Offshore Oil
Reuters; Iran's oil exports halt decline in May

TheHill: Rep. Kucinich: Keystone approval will cause gas prices to rise - The Hill's Transportation Report: Outgoing Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said Tuesday that the Keystone XL pipeline approval mandate that is currently being debated by a conference committee on a proposed multi-year surface transportation bill will lead to higher prices if it becomes law. Kucinich, who was ousted in a primary in March by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), said a study released by the Natural Resources Defense Council showed the Keystone approval would increase the amount the U.S. has to spend on gasoline by $4 billion by "limiting the supply of Canadian crude to Midwest refineries and rerouting it to Gulf Coast refineries.

Global Conflict
VOA: North Korean: No Plans for Nuclear Test 
WSJ: Foreign Aid Workers Kidnapped in Afghanistan
VOA: Pakistani Doctor Jailed for Helping CIA in Bin Laden Hunt

Guardian: Doctor who ran fake CIA vaccination drive to find Osama bin Laden is jailed
Hosted: Egyptians vote in first free presidential election
CBSNews: Iran nuke talks start, new proposals pitched

MSNBC: 'We want to live ... like human beings': Egyptians vote in first democratic presidential election

Mondoweiss: Neocons in Washington Post: Military strike on Iran would ‘calm nerves in the region’
WashingtonPost: On Iran, it’s time for Obama to set clear lines for military action
Guardian: Iran nuclear talks in Baghdad begin - Six world powers to make 'confidence-building' proposal for Tehran to scale down its enrichment programme

Telegraph: Al-Qaeda could 're-emerge in Afghanistan after Nato withdrawal'
Al Qaeda could re-emerge in Afghanistan to threaten the West after Nato troops leave the country in two years' time, alliance officials conceded on Monday.
SeattleTimes: Israel: Iran deal doesn't rule out possible strike - Israel's defense minister says Iran's preliminary agreement to open its nuclear facilities to U.N. inspectors doesn't rule out a possible Israeli military strike.

CBSNews: Filmmakers granted access to bin Laden raid info 
Cryptogon: Army Readies Its Mammoth Spy Blimp for First Flight
ExpressTribune: Rohrabacher on Afridi verdict: 'Pakistan sees itself at war with US'

MercuryNews: Occupiers' shouting prevents vote Oakland weapons ban

Hacker News
MSNBC: Iranian 'Cyber Warriors Team' takes credit for NASA hack

Domestic Financial News
ETFDaily: Is This Inflation or Deflation? 
Reuters: Wall Street struggles to find Facebook's worth
WSJ: Nasdaq Points Up Regrets in Launching Facebook IPO

MJPerry: Home Prices Increase in April by 10.1%, The Largest Yearly Gain in More Than Six Years
USAToday: CBO warns Obama, GOP about tough tax choices
Reuters: Chart of the day, college-dropout edition

MSNBC: First Thoughts: Economic pessimism is back
MarketWatch: Obama spending binge never happened
Commentary: Government outlays rising at slowest pace since 1950s
SeattleTimes: CBO warns of U.S. falling off 'fiscal cliff' - A new government study released Tuesday says that allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire and a scheduled round of automatic spending cuts to take effect would probably throw the economy into a recession.
FiscalTimes: Investors’ Fear: End of the World as We Know It

CNNMoney: Regulators eye Morgan Stanley's pre-Facebook IPO actionsWashingtonPost: Facebook IPO: Questions about disclosure swirl as stock stabilizes
SmartMoney: Preparing for 'Taxmageddon'

CapitalSpectator: Staring At The "Fiscal Cliff" - Does the government that governs least also govern best? The famous quote will be put to the test if Congress and the White house don't resolve the "Taxmageddon" train wreck coming our way.

EconomistMom: Turning the Fiscal Cliff Into a Gentler, Climbable Hill
Creditslips: What Is Private Equity?  

CalculatedRisk: MBA: Mortgage Refinance activity increases, Mortgage Rates at Record Low 
NakedCapitalism: Earth to Dimon: Banks Don’t Have a Right to Profit  

Global Financial News
ETFDaily: Swiss Bank Copies MF Global Fraud, Averts Disaster 
Zerohedge: UBS Cranks Up The European M.A.D.
SeattleTimes: Eurozone warned 'severe recession' looming - The 17-country eurozone risks falling into a "severe recession," the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned on Tuesday, as it called on governments and Europe's central bank to act quickly to keep the slowdown from dragging down the global economy. 

Truthout: Thousands March Against Austerity in Frankfurt  
Reuters: Nissan aiming for 10 percent of China luxury car market
BusinessInsider: Dow Down 170, As Merkel Confirms That Today's Big Meeting Is A Big Nothing 

Chart of the day: The Grexit decision tree
NYT: Made in China, but Assembled in Bulgaria

CommodityOnline: Gold is bottoming to decline further before next rally

M 6.0, 73km E of Mutsu, Japan

ExtinctionProtocol: 4.0 earthquake near Calexico shows growing tension along plate boundary
Reuters: Mountain lion wanders into California city center, is killed
MSNBC: Mountain lion shot, killed after prowling Santa Monica shopping mall
MSNBC: Mosquitoes (video)
CBSNews: Indian state: OK to shoot tiger poachers
ClimateCentral: The Issue of Population is More Than a Little Radioactive 

Youtuve: END CIV Resist Or Die (Full) - YouTube - END:CIV examines our culture's addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: "If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?"

HuffingtonPost: Methane Reported In 2 Northern Pennsylvania Water Wells

America in Decline
Rawstory: KKK invites NC residents to ‘whites only’ cross burning
Residents in Reidsville, North Carolina have begun receiving fliers inviting them to a May 26 Ku Klux Klan cross burning intended for “white people only.”
MercuryNews: Record number of California school districts in financial trouble

WSJ: Mary Ann Glendon: Why the Bishops Are Suing the U.S. Government
The main goal of the contraception mandate is not to protect women's health. It is a move to conscript religious organizations into a political agenda. Rep. King: CIA, Pentagon, too close to filmmakers

Food and Water
MSNBC: Bagged lettuce recall expands across nation
NYT: Big Risks for Uninsured Farmers - The farm bill, that cyclical flashpoint, is up for reauthorization in Congress this year, and reforms are needed to help small and organic farms obtain crop insurance, the Union of Concerned Scientists argues in a new report.

Internet and Online Privacy News
BlacklistedNews: FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

Science and Technology
ANN: Ancient jewelry hoard found in Israel
PCMag: Google Crafts Playable Bob Moog Synthesizer Doodle
MSNBC: Private rocket launch vindicates commercial spaceflight model
With private firms handling near-Earth runs, NASA can focus on infinity and beyond

TravelKit: Have an airport question? Ask an avatar
DigitalLife: Zombie blondes invade Facebook with fake profiles
Bottomline: FCC boss backs usage-based pricing for cable Internet access

CBSNews: Moon rocks from Vegas casino mogul sent to NASA
CBSNews: Texting crash lawsuit: Sue the sender?

Medical and Health
MSNBC: Fake drugs impede progress made in malaria war 
RedditScience: Scientists turn skin cells into beating heart muscle 
CNN: Schools given $25K to help kids move
TheChart: Study: 9/11 WTC dust sickened residents years later
Vitals: Death rate drops among Americans with diabetes
CNN: Surviving flesh-eating disease

MercuryNews: 35 babies exposed to tuberculosis in Solano, Sacramento hospitals
USAToday: NJ boy, 10, saved choking friend with Heimlich
LAT: PSA test for prostate cancer should be dropped, panel says

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
CanadianDoomer: The Most Valuable Medicinal Plant

Other News
MSNBC: Kansas couple captures tornado in wedding photo 
CSMonitor: Bob Moog: How he changed music forever
Rawstory: Johnny Depp adopted into New Mexico’s Comanche nation for Native American portrayal in ‘The Lone Ranger’

Guardian: Nancy Reagan suffers broken ribs in fall - Former US first lady Nancy Reagan recovering after breaking ribs in fall at her Los Angeles home
CNN: Reagan Foundation threatens legal action over blood vial sale 

CNN: Defendant says FAMU student wanted hazing
McClatchy: Congress isn’t just stalemated, it’s broken, experts say 
NYT: Secret Service Director Testifies About Prostitution Scandal

WashingtonPost: Police rule murder-suicide in March fire deaths of man, 3 sons at eastern Ohio
Businessweek: Noose found hanging at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant - The Knoxville News Sentinel reported ( it was the fifth time a noose has been reported near or at a TVA facility in four years.
Atlantic: Most Americans Say Birth Control Isn't a Sin
BBC: Shafilea Ahmed 'gasped for air as parents suffocated her'- Shafilea Ahmed was given marriage proposals in Pakistan, her sister told the jury
The sister of schoolgirl Shafilea Ahmed broke down in tears as she told a court how the 17-year-old gasped for air as their parents suffocated her.
BlacklistedNews: Priest Claims Missing Teenage Girl Had Been Kidnapped ‘For Sex Parties by a Gang Involving Vatican Police and Foreign Diplomats’
BlacklistedNews: New law allows mobilizing reservists to respond to natural disasters 
Rawstory: Woman who attended Pastor Worley’s sermons: ‘I was not surprised’ | The Raw Story: A lesbian mother who attended about 20 sermons of North Carolina pastor Charles Worley said Tuesday she was not surprised that the pastor recently told his congregation that LGBT individuals should be detained in camps until they’re all dead.

DownwardSpiral: Americans Elect FAIL: "Centrism" Craps Out
USAToday: Obama again struggles in southern primaries
Salon: Where Obama-phobia is rampant

NPR: Under Obama, U.S. Govt. Spends At Lowest Rate In Decades, Says Journalist
LAT: Analysis: Romney's 'magic number' to dodge Latino doom
ChicagoTribune: REFILE-Obama struggles in Kentucky, Arkansas primaries

WashingtonPost: White House visitor logs provide window into lobbying industry
WashingtonPost: Romney bullying allegations faze few voters

HuffingtonPost: Patrick Fitzgerald Steps Down As US Attorney In Chicago

TinfoilPalace: 2012 ‘White Horse Prophecy’ Warned Is Coming True In America
TinfoilPalace: Experts Say Fate of World Linked to Fukushima Reactor #4

TheOilAge: G8/NATO Summits
TheOilAge: Pack of Wolves: Father Dieing, Son Dead
HubbertsArms; Young Scots Unemployable
HubbertsArms: Lockerbie bomber al Megrahi dies protesting innocence

SilentCountry: Suicide bomber kills 63 in Yemen
SilentCountry: China attacks the dollar

DestinyCalls: Psychological Magic in The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
DestinyCalls: Pele Lives

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