Good Wed. to everyone! Hope you week is going good so far and you are getting pleasant rain and cooler temps. We should be seeing some fall color in the weeks ahead and that is a wonderful time of the year I think.
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Peak Oil and Energy News
CommodityOnlineNews: Iran has "some problems" in selling Crude Oil: Ahmadinejad
CreditWritedowns: Oil’s Rising Baseline
ETFDailyNews: Strategic Petroleum Reserves: The New Monetary Tool?
Reuters: U.S. lays out examples of "gross negligence" by BP
CNBC: Oil Prices: Supply Worries Aren't What Matters Now
SeattlePI: Iran's navy aims to sail off US shores soon
IBTimes: Iraq Defies US, Lets Iran Arm Assad: Report
Reuters: Pentagon: Navy SEAL book contains classified information
DailyStar: Nearly half of registered Syrian refugees signed up in August
WashingtonPost: Colombia, FARC rebels announce accord to begin peace talks
WorldCrunch: Japan To Nationalize Disputed Senkaku Islands
WashingtonPost: Israel tries to ease differences with US over Iran, seeks forceful statement from Americans
TheJewishChronicle: Loyalty row MP questions reality of Iran threat
WashingtonPost: Mauritania extradites Gadhafi's ex-spy chief ; Senoussi en route to Libya
CNN: Baby survives as family dies in Syrian onslaught
CommonDreams: Protests, Fury After US Drone Strike Kills 13 Civilians in Yemen
McClatchy: Islamists attack Libyan school, mosques in challenge to NATO-installed government
ReadWriteWeb: Hackers Scour FBI Laptop, Find Data On 12 Million iOS Users [Updated]
Hacker group Anonymous claims to have obtained 12 million iOS user IDs from the computer of an FBI agent and has released nearly 1 million of those IDs along with corresponding personal information. The claim, if it is true, raises important questions. For instance, what was an FBI agent doing with personal information about 12 million private citizens?Guardian: AntiSec hacking group did not obtain Apple IDs from federal laptop, says FBI
Guardian: Al-Jazeera websites hacked by Assad loyalist group
Domestic Financial News
Time: Why Isn’t There More Inflation?
CalculatedRisk: Housing: Inventory down 23% year-over-year in early September
DailyFinance: 5 Things Your Kids Don't Need to Know About Your Finances
CharlesHughSmith: The Resilience and Fragility of the Status Quo
CNNMoney: Wall Street to break spending records this election
DailyFinance: A Million Bucks Ain't What It Used to Be (But It Still Might Be Enough)
FinancialSense: What to Do When – Not If – Inflation Gets Out of Hand
MaxKeiser: Ayn Rand is not a libertarian. (Paul Ryan can STFU now).
Philly.com: Moody's: Outlook for U.S. banks remains negative
SFGate: U.S. car sales surge beyond expectations
TulsaWorld: National debt hits $16 trillion
NYT: Banks Face Suits as States Weigh Libor Losses
HuffingtonPost: How We Can Bring Millions of Americans to the Middle Class
Global Financial News
BBC: 'Longer working week' for Greece
BlacklistedNews: Leaked: Troika requires 6-day working week in Greece
CBSNews: Honduras to allow private cities
BusinessInsider: BREAKING: REPORT: DRAGHI'S ECB BOND PLAN TO HAVE UNLIMITED, BUT STERILIZED BUYING, NO YIELD CAPS
BusinessInsider: A Chinese Company Copied The iPhone 5 From Photo Leaks – And Then Patented Its Knockoff Phone Design (AAPL)
EconomyWatch: Eurozone is running out of options and time to solve debt crisis
NYT: A Chinese City Moves to Limit New Cars
Bloomberg: China Auto Sales Slow, Will Still Pass U.S.-Japan-Germany
NYT: Fears Rising, Spaniards Pull Out Their Cash and Get Out of Spain
EarlyWarning: European Retail Trade - The latest data show that consumers in Europe as a whole seemed to have reached the steady state economy. However, inside the Eurozone, retail spending continues to slide slowly.
CommodityOnline: 'Gold Silver look most appealing in September'
ETFDaily: Gold and Oil Prices Hinge On European Central Bank Meeting
M 3.9, 41km S of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska
USAToday: Magnitude-7.6 quake strikes in Costa Rica
ArcticNews: Arctic cyclone warning for September 7
MSNBC: Dead ‘swamp rats’ pile up on beaches after Isaac
ENENews: Tepco Alters Again: “We replaced photo for physical protection of nuclear materials”
Grist: The futility of climatespotting: No matter what he says, Obama can’t make big moves on climate
CBS: Video: Watch: Deranged moose attacks Vt. man
LAT: More than 50,000 still without power in Louisiana after Isaac
America in Decline
DailyCensored: Stealth Corporate Coup d’Etat
Atlantic: How Terrified Should We Be of the Pentagon's Plan to Automize Drones?
SeattleTimes: Survey finds US competitive ranking down again - The United States' ability to compete on the global stage has fallen for the fourth year running as confidence in the country's politicians continues to decline, an annual survey from the World Economic Forum found Wednesday.
Star-Telegram: Tarrant County gets tough on squatters
Bloomberg: Banker Plan Would Fund Super-PACs To Sway U.S. Senate Elections - A banking trade group is preparing to set up a political fund that would allow members to funnel money anonymously to pro-industry candidates in the final months of the U.S. elections. The American Bankers Association board is set to vote tomorrow on a plan to create a nonprofit that would donate to super-political action committees, or super-PACs, that can spend unlimited amounts on TV ads and other campaign activities.
DailyBeast: America’s Coming Infrastructure Disaster
Food and Water
WTHI: Organic food advocates speak out
MSNBC: McDonald's to open vegetarian restaurants in India
BlacklistedNews: Cargill and Others Behind anti-Organic "Stanford Study"
Cattlenetwork: Update from the Sustainable Beef Resource Center
CommonDreams: Study: Extreme Weather Hammers Global Food System
NYT: Experts Issue a Warning as Food Prices Shoot Up
Cryptogon: Texas: Resistance to RFID Tracking of Students
Science and Technology
TechReview: Why It Matters That Apple Device IDs Were Leaked
ScienceDaily: Quest for Higgs boson enters new phase
ReadWriteWeb: Wal-Mart Latest To Try Smartphone Solution To Long Checkout Lines
ANN: Newly discovered fossil reveals the evolutionary march towards elephants
BigThink: DIY Drones: The Future is Now
DesdemonaDespair: Humor: Bill Nye on Christian conservatives: ‘I caused a hurricane by challenging creationism? Who can possibly take these people seriously anymore?’
Guardian: Voyager close to leaving solar system on 35th anniversary of launch
Lightyears: Up in the sky: 'Solar whip,' Northern Lights
FutureOfTech: Robot cars could increase highway efficiency 273 percent: Study
Atlantic: Check If You Own One of the 1 Million Hacked iPhones and iPads
Medical and Health
DoctorTipster: Childhood Bacterial Meningitis Linked To Other Health Problems Later In Life
CNN: You can be fat AND fit, researchers say
MSNBC: Study: Lung cancer on the rise in women and nonsmokers
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
BigPictureAgriculture: A Summary of Sheep Breeds Popular in the United States
TransitionVoice: Yes, you can brew kombucha
MotherEarthNews: Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
BostonHerald: Police: NJ boy, 6, killed saving sister in attack
CSMonitor: Navy SEAL wrote 'No Easy Day' after being pushed out of SEAL Team 6 (+video)
MiamiHerald: Griselda Blanco: Life and death of a cocaine queen
MSNBC: 'El Gordo,' alleged leader of Gulf Cartel, arrested
MSNBC: Hazing probe: Florida A&M suspends dance group - Florida A&M University, shaken by the hazing death of a marching band drum major last year, suspended a student dance group on Tuesday after receiving a tip that members were involved in an off-campus hazing incident over the weekend.
IBTimes: India: Deady Sivakasi Factory Blaze Kills 31, Many Injured
VOA: Deadly Blast Hits Indian Fireworks Factory
CBS: Video: Real-life Sleeping Beauties - A new Ukrainian exhibit features five young "Sleeping Beauties." Male patrons of the exhibit can go up and kiss one of the "Beauties." Under legal contract, the men have to marry the women if they wake up after the kiss.
InforWars: TSA To Conduct Grope Downs at DNC
TownHall: Time to Shelve the Conventions
NYT: First Lady's Speech Changes Tone of Evening WashingtonPost: Paul Ryan rebuts claims he made misleading statements in convention speech
Star-Ledger: Ad supporting Romney claims Obama is trying to 'force gay marriage on this country'
LAT: Michelle Obama flattens an unnamed opponent (named Mitt)
NYT: G.O.P. Shift Moves Center Far to Right
NYT: Airlines to Face Trial Over 9/11
McClatchy: Democrats turn left on social issues, widening chasm with GOP
Atlantic: Fact-Checking Campaign Lies: Does Anybody Give a Damn?
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