I hope folks got some much needed rain yesterday. We sure did.
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Peak Oil and Energy News
FP: Oil prices enter the 'danger zone'
FuelFix: Mexico turns to Texas for relief during natural gas crisis
WSJ: Maybe Obama Has Israel's Back
CommonDreams: Israel ‘Pillaging’ Palestinian Resources: Report
Counterpunch: Palestine is Drying Up Before Our Eyes
WashingtonPost: Hezbollah leader says his group has no chemical weapons but can cause great damage in Israel
MSNBC: 'Jesus is a monkey' daubed on Israel monastery wall
Reuters: Suicide bomber kills at least 20 at Afghanistan funeral
Cryptogon: U.S. Flew Spy Drone Missions from Australia
CommonDreams: Palestinian Man, Protesting Deplorable Conditions in Gaza, Dies after Self-Immolation
NYT: Syrian Children Speak of Revenge Against Alawites
Reuters: Strained Syrian army calls up reserves; some flee
CommonDreams: WaPo's Ombudsman: 'What About Israel's Nuclear Weapons?'
AtlanticWire: U.S. Bases Might Be at Risk if Israel Attacks Iran
CNN: Hackers set sail to save the world
Domestic Financial News
Time: Bankers: Who Needs Them?
BusinessInsider: Here's The Little Known Difference Between Charge Cards And Credit Cards
BusinessInsider: 10 Major Economic Headwinds
CNN: Crisis called 'rapidly deteriorating'
FiscalTimes: The Fed's Real Fear--Losing Its Independence
Minyanville: Pre-Market Primer: Imports Make Biggest Gains in US Auto Market
Mish: Harrisburg to Run Out of Money in October; Inside America's Most Indebted City; Labyrinth of Fraud
MyBudget360: When the financial clock strikes zero – Half of Americans pass away with nearly zero wealth. The middle class has contracted by ten percent in the last 40 years.
CNBC: Citibank Hid Firm’s Financial Troubles, Ex-Partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf Says
Bloomberg: Are We Already Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff?
Reuters: Bankruptcy saves tiny Rhode Island city, but leaves scars
LifeInc: Why you're not actually poorWSJ: Dollar Gains as Euro Fades
TimeBusiness: US Construction Spending Fell 0.9 Percent
Alphaville: Negative rates as a precursor to the death of banking
Global Financial News
Businessweek: In Japan, Retirees Go On Working
CNNMoney: Moody's puts European Union on notice
CalculatedRisk: ECB Meeting on Thursday: Expectations are for a Rate Cut, no Bond buying yet
ChinaScopeFinancial: Chinese Luxury Market: High demands, Younger Consumers, Decelerating Growth
Guardian: Egypt closes in on $1bn US debt dea
BusinessInsider: Spain's Manufacturing
Output Falls For 16th Straight Month
Reuters: GLOBAL MARKETS-ECB hopes cut Italy, Spain yields; US stocks off
CNNMoney: EUROPE TAKES THE STAGE
EarlyWarning: European Unemployment
ETFDaily: 18 Reasons Europe Is Going To Suck The Life Out Of The Global Economy
Guardian: Moody's turns negative on EU's Aaa rating
CBS: Spain sees $125 billion as enough for banks
WorldCrunch: Happy Days Ahead? Euro Zone Austerity Measures Starting To Work
BusinessInsider: Italy's PMI Unexpectedly Falls WSJ: World-Wide
Factory Activity, by Country
SoberLook: Monetary expansion, the dollar, and commodity prices
ETFDaily: Precious Metals Should Generate Some Hefty Gains Over The Next 2-3 Months
Mineweb: The fundamental attraction of gold and gold stocks - Don Coxe
ETFDaily: Something VERY BIG Is Coming To Silver Prices
M 4.6, 85km NNE of Savannah Bight, Honduras
DesdemonaDespair: British summer 2012 ‘wettest in 100 years’, Met Office figures show
EarlyWarning: Collapse in Minimum Arctic Sea Ice Area
MeltFactor: High late August 2012 Greenland ice temperature maintains low ice sheet reflectivity and melting
IBTimes: Staggering Number of Bones of Extinct Ice Age Animals Found in Mexico
Independent: Video: Guatemalan volcano erupts
NPR: Power's Still Out For Many After Isaac, And They're Boiling
Telegraph: BP sued 'for hiding truth over safety' in Gulf oil disaster - BP is being sued for tens of millions of dollars in the US by institutional investors who allege the oil major misled them over its safety policies and the scale of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
CNN: After Isaac, Louisiana and Mississippi residents face dangerous heat conditions
EnergyBulletin: A summer of extremes signifies the new normal
CNN: Tasmanian Devils' best hope for survival could rest on being less ferocious
ScienceDialy: Coastline erosion due to rise in sea level greater than previously thought, new model finds
America in Decline
BlacklistedNews: America’s Secret Deal with Mexican Drug Cartels
Businessweek: Exclusive: How Karl Rove's Super PAC Plays the Senate
CommonDreams: US: Rights Groups Denounce Dropping of CIA Torture Cases
Counterpunch: Travels Through the Police State
Food and Water
Grist: Fruits of old: Chicago gears up for an urban heirloom fruit orchard
Cryptogon: EU Funding Orwellian Artificial Intelligence Plan to Monitor Public for ‘Abnormal Behavior’
Slate: Email and Phone Number Targeting Keeps Facebook a Step Ahead of Twitter in Race To Capitalize on Your Data
Science and Technology
BusinessInsider: Google Wants To Be Your Cable TV Provider, Sources Tell Analyst (GOOG, AAPL, CMSCA)
CNNMoney: Malware attacks on the rise
NBC: Video games help NASA control robots, rovers
Medical and Health
ScienceDaily: Molecular signature of hantavirus infection in humans decoded
DoctorTipster: Scientists Demonstrate The Link Between Alcohol And Cancer
IBTimes: Coconut Oil Found to Prevent Tooth Decay
Nature: The TB test you can do at home
TheChart: Stress may harm brain - but it recovers
TodayHealth: Risky cooling therapy saves pregnant mom, baby, after cardiac arrest
ScienceDaily: Sleep apnea linked with increased risk of cancer death
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
CNN: Why 2013 will be a year of crisis
CanadianDoomer: Apocalypse Not
ModernSurvivalBlog: Making Cheese
Hosted: Why does Social Security need 174,000 bullets?
ScienceDaily: For the rooster, size matters: How size of hen's comb is linked to ability to lay more eggs
CNN: Guy trapped in storm drain 4 days
CNN: Priest, teacher face rape charges
LAT: In Venezuela, killings of Caracas police are on rise
Telegraph: Michael Clarke Duncan was a 'treasure', says Tom Hanks
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, star of The Green Mile, has died at the age of 54 after a heart attack.
TodayEntertainment: Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian dies at 46
MSNBC: Norris: '1,000 years of darkness' if Obama wins
CommonDreams: 'Let Ohioans Vote': Judge Rules Against GOP Attack on Early Voting
CNN: Five things to watch at the DNC this week
SeattleTimes: Ryan says Jimmy Carter era was better than Obama's
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