Monday, September 20, 2010


News Links, September 21, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Big science feels the pinch in Europe
€1bn sale to be biggest test for the Government (Ireland)
After Friday's Panic, Will Ireland Go the Way of Greece?
Wall Street's Great Engines of Profit Are Freezing Up
Why Airlines Are Doing So Poorly
Bob Prechter: My Charts Say DOW May Plummet To 2,000
Why your Mexico City taxi driver might be a former executive
Report: Greece may need more aid
Biggest Rubber Shortage in Four Years Means 20% Rise in Tiremaker Expenses
Stock Trading Sank In Japan, U.S., Europe In August
Debt Saturation and Peak Complexity

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Japan Defense Ministry seeking to expand GSDF strength by 13,000 personnel
"Specifically, the idea is linked to the GSDF's plan to increase troop deployments to islands in Okinawa Prefecture where Japan's defensive readiness is considered weak, with an eye to dealing with contingencies related to the Senkaku Islands."
Japan not told of Chinese decision to cut ties
Japan urges China to act calmly in islands row
China-Japan relations sour as fishing boat dispute escalates
Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2002-2009 (US)
Russia: We will provide Syria with advanced missiles, despite Israel, U.S. protests
Israeli Officials Vow Arms Sales to Russia's Enemies
Mystery Chinese SSK submarine fuels Asia's submarine race
Mexican newspaper to cartels: 'We do not want more deaths'
Israel seeks release of spy in exchange for extending settlement freeze
US senator says U.S. must prepare to attack Iran
Insurgents exploit Iraq's power vacuum, US withdrawal
U.S. Air War Soars in 'Post-Combat' Iraq
US State Department wants more Sikorsky helos for Iraq and Afghanistan
Al-Qaeda 'expand into Uganda'
Russian jets buzz US navy frigate in Arctic in Cold War-style show of force
Russia Boosts Arms Budget by 46% to $613 Billion, Seeks U.S. Technology
Riots in Pakistan turn deadly
Special report: Tracking Iran's nuclear money trail to Turkey
China tries long-distance air attack mode in SCO drill

-- Energy/resources --
China's nuclear sector faces shortage of specialists
EU warns of natural gas shortage in Poland
U.S. Wind Industry Poised for a Steep Decline?
South Africa ends Pebble Bed Modular Reactor nuclear power project due to funding problems
Gasoline Trumps Electricity in Fuel-Efficient Auto Contest
Europe Must Triple Efforts to Meet Energy Goals
Low-rise public facilities to be built with timber to revive forestry industry (Japan)
Power crisis looms in summer of '11 (Philippines)

-- Got food? --
Canada offers to build grain storage facilities for India
Will It Cost More Bread To Make Bread?
Ukraine will inevitably face shortage of potatoes
Battle against extreme hunger is falling short
UNICEF: 100,000 Pakistan kids face starvation
Sinochem Wants Government To Help Buy POT

-- Oil disaster --
BP Says Oil Spill Compensation Payout Rate Soars

-- Environment/health --
Hong Kong's Air Pollution May Climb to Third-Quarter Record
Chronic diseases now a global problem
Polysorbate 80 In Swine Flu Vaccines = Infertility In Humans
Walrus Again Forced to Flee Melting Arctic Sea Ice
The Phytoplankton Crisis — An Update
Japanese firm patents cold water-pumping submarines to reduce strength of typhoons

-- Intelligence/security --
Spate of Lawsuits Shows User Discomfort With Latest Innovations in Online-Tracking Technology
Attack stirs Indian security fears
France warns of terror threat

-- UK --
UK Proposes All Paychecks Go to the State First
Pocket money 'cut for youngsters'
Manufacturing firms still struggling to get bank credit
Slump feared as house prices fall for third month in a row
Easy money from the Bank of England is setting up Britain's economy for another bust
Swine flu vaccine to be included in winter flu jab
Britain vulnerable to space nuclear attack or 'solar flare' storm, conference told
Councils to be given powers to borrow millions

-- US --
We Ignore Our Infrastructure at Our Peril
Retirement plans hit a 'double whammy'
Oklahoma, Texas ETFs to Shut Down
Nevada unemployment rises to all-time high 14.4 percent
Energy Department Says It Has 'Mandate' to Force 'Market Transformation' for Household Appliances
US Government 'hiding true amount of debt'
Bank of America Said to Fire as Many as 400 Employees
Dick Armey calls Social Security 'corrupt', a 'pay-as-you-go Ponzi scheme'
GMAC Mortgage: "Proudly Executing Up To 10,000 Fake Documents Per Month"
Recently Introduced Actuarially Unsound Methods Hide Pension Mess in Illinois, Texas, Ohio; $3 Trillion Pension Deficit in Total
Illinois' Pension Fund Death Spiral Revisited: "10 Years Of Money Left"

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