Saturday, March 20, 2010


News Links, March 21, 2010

Europe and Central Asia facing energy crunch - World Bank report

Nations Decline to March to U.S. Beat

Greece bomb hits Pakistani leader's home in Athens

Israeli military aircraft violate Hungary airspace
Syrian man shot dead in Budapest
Syrian murder, Israeli planes not linked: official

1,500 rally against Putin in Russian Far East
Russian police arrest 70 anti-government protesters
Russia: Navy needs at least 50 nuke subs

Energy shortage driving slowdown in Bangladesh

China's anti-riot squad maintains public security in Port-Au-Prince after earthquake
China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.S.

Drug-resistant tuberculosis poses global risk, World Health Organization says

North Koreans fear the country is on the verge of a new famine

Safety Issues Linger as Nuclear Reactors Shrink in Size
"A minireactor will likely cost about $100 million." -- Plus cost overruns ;-)

Protests continue in Bangkok as 65,000 join parade

Army and drug gangs battle in Mexico
Scared Mexican police turn to bizarre rituals to guard them in drug war

Zero Point Of Systemic Collapse

UK: Strikes will plague the run-up to the general election
UK has 5,700 "secret agents"
Police battle to control right-wing groups
Star Trek-style force-field armour being developed by military scientists

6 natural remedies that really work

US: CIA's Jihadi Chat Room Hacked by Pentagon
Note: Another chapter in the saga of Pentagon takes control of intelligence from CIA.
U.S. states: Running with the PIIGS
"If PIIGS refers to nations that have overspent and are now overleveraging to pay for their deficits, the United States is feeding from the same trough."
Tea party protesters scream 'nigger' at black congressman
Urban 'terrorists' threaten to blow up police car
US trains nuclear detectives to trace 'loose' nukes
Half of small business owners think its better strategy to stockpile cash and hunker down
Regulators seize seven more banks, bringing total for year to 37
States' rights movement sweeping across America
Nuclear plants likely to slow development
The Broken Society
Cries of 'Hey, That's My Jet!' Don't Deter High-End Repo Men
A Ruinous Meltdown (states' finances)
Texas: Drones may be sent soon to help with border security, Napolitano says

And finally... It's Not Funny! The Cost of Laughing Is on the Rise

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