Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Breaking News Tues. Aug. 21, 2012

Here's a little something to get the ball rolling today. Watch what you put on the internet. Looks like people who have doubts about 911 or the GOV. are now insane and can be committed.

Thomas said her son, who served tours as a combat engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan, is "concerned about all the wars we've experienced" and believes the U.S. government was complicit in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. One of his Facebook posts, she said, pictured the gaping hole in the Pentagon and asked "where's the plane?"

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Peak Oil and Energy News
OilPrice: New Indian Oil Find - Major Discovery, or Puddle?
UPI: Energy group API sees weak economy

NPR: How A Biofuel Dream Called Jatropha Came Crashing Down

Reuters: Shell plans at least $1 billion a year China shale gas investment

Reuters: RPT-Iraq's south oil exports head for record in August

Global Conflict
WashingtonPost: Pakistani Christians, fearing backlash, flee community after girl accused of blasphemy

JPost: Obama: Use of chemical weapons by Assad would be 'red line'
WashingtonPost: In Syria, group suspected of al-Qaeda links gaining prominence in war to topple Assad

BlacklistedNews: Egyptian Anti-Aircraft Missiles Reported in Sinai 
Guardian: Syria crisis: Obama warns on chemical weapons – live updates

Reuters: Top U.S. general's aircraft damaged by rockets in Afghanistan
CNN: Shrapnel hits Dempsey's plane at Afghan base

Guardian: US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent  - Attacking rescuers – a tactic long deemed by the US a hallmark of terrorism – is now routinely used by the Obama administration

SeattleTimes: SKorea to resume Iranian oil imports next month  - South Korea will resume imports of Iranian crude next month within levels that comply with U.S. sanctions, government and industry officials said Tuesday, as the country tries to manage the pain that diminished oil supplies meant for the domestic economy.

WashingtonPost: Moscow police searching for other members of punk band Pussy Riot
Alternet: "We Have No Choice But to Step Up": Youth Activists Come Together to Build a Movement for Student Power

Hacker News/Wikileaks
WorldCrunch: Assange Row: Ecuador Warns UK Against "Diplomatic Suicide"
RTTNews: Ecuadoreans March In Quito Supporting Asylum To Assange

Domestic Financial News
CNBC: Goldman to Clients: Get Out of Stocks Before Fiscal Cliff Hits
WashingtonPost: Apple sets record for company value at $623 billion, beating Microsoft's 1999 high
WSJ: Apple Now Biggest-Ever US Company 

AdvisorPerspective: Chicago Fed: Economic Activity Increased in July - According to the Chicago Fed National Activity Index, July economic activity increased from June. The indicator, however, is still negative (meaning below-trend growth), and the data revisions of recent months worsened the 3-month moving average from last month's -0.18 to -0.21.
Economix: Writing Off Poor Children

NakedCapitalism: Michael Olenick: Still Looking for a Housing Bottom
IBTimes: Most Of US Labor Market Damage Triggered By Recession Is Reversible: NY Fed
Time: Junk Bonds: Wall Street’s Newest Bubble?
CNBC: The Rich Are Less Charitable Than the Middle Class: Study
CNBC: Buffett Cancelled Bet On US Cities 5 Years Early
WSJ: Buffett’s Move Raises Red Flag - A decision by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to end a large wager on the municipal-bond market is deepening questions from some investors about the risks of buying debt issued by cities, states and other public entities.

WashingtonPost: What trash can tell us about the U.S. economy - What fascinating secrets are buried in our garbage? Perhaps an indication of how well the economy is doing. Over at Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal offers up this fascinating graph from economist Michael McDonough. It shows that U.S. GDP growth has long been tightly correlated with the change in carloads of trash that are being shipped off by rail to landfills across the country:

CuriousCapitalist: The State Willing to Pay Big Bucks to Attract New Workers

Global Financial News
CNBC: Lord Rothschild in $200 Million Bet Against Euro: Report

FT: Will Robots Cause Mass Unemployment in China?
BBC: India parliament adjourned over $33bn coal scandal

IPEZone: The Fading Dream of Yuan-Yen Direct Exchange

Zerohedge: A "Too Small To Matter" Greece Once Again Requests More Money 

Telegraph: Former Exxon boss to head JP Morgan 'whale' probe  - JPMorgan Chase & Co has picked Lee Raymond, ex-chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, to head an inquiry into losses in a credit derivative portfolio run by its London-based Chief Investment Office.

Zerohedge: In The Aftermath Of The Greek Blue Light Precedent: Belize Demands Half Off On Its Debt... Or Else

CommodityOnline: TDS sees $1 640 resistance level for Gold
ETFDaily: Why Copper Prices Are Signaling A Top In The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX, SPY, VXX, CU)

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CNN: Coast Guard halts traffic on low-water stretch of Mississippi
WTNH: Endangered whales invade California coastal waters

America in Decline
RT: Philadelphia woman faces charges for feeding poor children
MyFoxHouston: Councilwoman goes against peers to feed Houston's homeless

MSNBC: Yankees win terror protection, but do you lose? - Yankee Stadium is the first sports facility to earn the federal "Safety Act" designation, meaning the Yankees have immunity from possible lawsuits that might stem from terrorist attacks.

DailyCaller: Who Does The Government Intend To Shoot? - By Major General Jerry Curry, USA (Ret.)-- The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S. No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens. If this were only a one time order of ammunition, it could easily be dismissed. But there is a pattern here.

Food and Water
BigPictureAgriculture: A List of Those Calling for a Waiver or Reduction of the Ethanol Mandate

MJPerry: California Puts Raw Dairy Farmers in Jail; While in France, Raw Milk is Sold in Vending Machines

CNBC: California Farm Labor Shortage 'Worst It's Been, Ever'

Privacy News
BlacklistedNews: The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology
NetworkWorld: Obama and Romney election apps suck up personal data, research finds

Science and Technology
MSNBC: Another first: Curiosity rover flexes its arm on Mars
Cosmiclog: New mission to probe Mars' depths

MSNBC: Kepler space telescope adds 41 planets to its lengthening list
Existence of alien worlds confirmed by two teams using transit timing method

Medical and Health
ScienceDaily: Sex and the female brain: Protein in semen acts on female brain to prompt ovulation 
BBC: Robots to aid vital hospital care 

NYT: Testing What We Think We Know
Forbes: How Obamacare's $716 Billion in Cuts Will Drive Doctors Out of Medicare
MSNBC: Dental health linked to dementia risk

Other News
LAT: Tony Scott death: Director 'looked nervous' before jumping off bridge
NPR: Scott McKenzie, Who Sang 'San Francisco' In The Summer Of Love, Dies  USAToday: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies in Los Angeles

Reuters: Augusta, home of the Masters, admits first women members
USAToday: US court bans Ala. from checking kids' immigration status
CBSNews: Cops: Day care center workers watched tots fight 

NBC: Shooting death of handcuffed man in patrol car ruled a suicide 
CNN: Nyad quits swim after storm, jellyfish stings

Desdline: Tony Scott Did Not Have Brain Cancer: Now ABC Saying Its Claim “Appears In Doubt”

ChicagoTribune: Obama takes aim at Republicans in surprise press conference
USAToday: GOP cuts support after Mo. lawmaker Akin's rape remarks
Reuters: Republican congressman Akin apologizes again over rape comments

BlacklistedNews: Hank Williams Jr. at Iowa State Fair: We’ve Got a Muslim President Who Hates Farming, Hates the Military, Hates the U.S. and We Hate Him! 
TulsaWorld: Inhofe calls for deep cuts in jobs, excluding military

Slate: Niall Ferguson's Absurd Critique of The Obama Administration in One Chart

Atlantic: Republicans See Few Ways to Avoid Loss With Todd Akin

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