Saturday, August 28, 2010


News Links, August 29, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Stock markets face a 'bloodbath', warns SocGen strategist Albert Edwards
Mexico airline Mexicana to halt all flights
Record vehicle recalls this year
*Another sign of systemic breakdown
Trichet Says Failure to Cut Government Debt Risks `Lost Decade'
China's roads: The great crawl of China

-- Fault lines/flashpoints --
Thailand red shirt protesters rallying again
Southern African Development Community tackles regional piracy
US Tells Lebanon: Israel Can Destroy Your Entire Army and All Bases in Four Hours
Report: France willing to arm Lebanon with 100 missiles
A New Wave of Dissent in Japan Is Openly and Loudly Anti-Foreign
Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America's Military Strategy in the Muslim World
Human trafficking second only to drugs in Mexico
Iraq put on high alert ahead of expected bombing campaign
Nine Years Later, Afghanistan Looks Much the Same: A Mess

-- Energy/resources --
Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain
The Rare Earth Element Crisis

-- Intelligence/security --
Pentagon seeks anti-WikiLeaks technology

-- US --
"California is fast approaching bankruptcy due to its pension crisis. NJ, IL and PA are not too far behind."
Boulder County subdivisions vote "No" on paying to repave streets
Skilled Workforce Shortage Threatens American Manufacturing
What teachers spend on their students
State to close rest areas in money-saving move

And finally... New indoor skydiving facility to open in Dubai

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