Sunday, September 12, 2010


News Links, September 13, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Doomsday warnings of US economic apocalypse gain ground
Governments used to push progress. Now, they oppose it.
Basel III rules will force banks to hold more capital
Greece PM rules out restructuring of national debt
Vietnam seeks gains as China labor costs rise
The new frugality (Japan)
Inflation in China Escalates - Miracle Expansion or Bubble to Burst?

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Indonesia-Malaysia war games
Taliban and US get down to talks
Pirates attack Japan ship, no crew injured: report
China mass measles vaccination plan sparks outcry
Left-Wing Terrorism Surges In Europe, As Governments Dismantle Social Safety Net
Union leaders warn of strikes and deep unrest over 'cuts that hurt poor' (UK)
Chinese anger mounts at Japan's arrest of trawler
30s becoming most crime-prone age group (Japan)
US military plans large-scale exercises near Guam

-- Energy/resources --
Peak Everything: An Interactive Look At How Much Of Everything Is Left
Copper Tells the Story
An ill wind blows for Denmark's green energy revolution
*Some readers will recall this story from August 21.
Europe to cut power of vacuum cleaners to save energy
LNG Imports by China to Jump Eightfold Over Next 10 Years, Nikkei Reports
Kuwait: China approves $ 9 billion oil refinery project
Beijing faces severe shortage of water
Korea National Oil to Sell as Much as $1 Billion Debt to Fund Acquisition
"The latest sign Asia's biggest economies are competing to secure global energy resources."
UAE wary of increasing oil price levels, backs OPEC
Solar islands to power UAE? (Don't bet on it.)
Queensland Power Shortage and the Vital Solution

-- Got food? --
Iran bans wheat, rice imports to protect domestic producers
Farmers' apocalypse: the globalisation of food supply
The backlash begins against the world landgrab

-- Environment/health --
Delhi's Wealthiest Areas Hit By Dengue Outbreak as City Prepares for Games
Growing problem of fake drugs hurt patients, companies
Nigeria battles cholera epidemic
Cholera epidemic hits eastern India

-- Intelligence/security --
Experts say internet could collapse within next decade; "black hole" events already common
Nine Years After 9/11, Only 1% of Americans See Terrorism as Top U.S. Problem

-- UK --
UK says needs global military force post-Afghan
Union leaders warn of strikes to oppose cuts

-- US --
Federal panel investigates Nevada's financial crisis
Little Progress Seen Improving Nation's Infrastructure
The kids aren't all right. Self-harming on the rise?
US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009
15 Shocking Poverty Statistics That Are Skyrocketing As The American Middle Class Continues To Be Slowly Wiped Out

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