Friday, September 24, 2010


News Links, September 25, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Anxiety about economy has cost of gold spiking
Ireland Now 5th for Highest Government Default Probabilities in the World
Spain Pressured to Show `Hair Shirt' Budget as Yields Rise
Spain's burnt out 'babysitter grandparents' urged to strike
"The strike call threatens to disrupt the working lives of a significant proportion of the population and expose the extent to which this unpaid work is propping up the economy."
Momentum Builds Behind Chinese Workers' Protests
Get Hired In Asia
The Illusion of Prosperity Driven by Debt
U.S. Bails Out Major Credit Unions
Emerging markets can't save the world
Norway's central bank sues Citigroup

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Japan 'to free' Chinese skipper at centre of row
Release of Chinese skipper raises optimism among Japanese businesses
Japan may take rare earths halt to WTO
Amid Mexican drug war, gunmen kill 10th mayor this year
Pakistan erupts after US jailing of 'daughter of the nation' Aafia Siddiqui
US Congress committee approves China sanctions bill
Sweden joins Europe-wide backlash against immigration
U.S. seeks deeper military ties with India
U.K., Saudi Arabia discuss fighter sales
Power struggle rages in North Korean regime

-- Energy/resources --
South Africa is nearing peak coal, say scientists
The Rush for Coal: Are Price Increases Coming
Germany Could See Solar Power Cap: BlackRock
"Rising costs for solar power in Germany could either trigger a further large cut in sector subsidies or a cap on new installations."
'Uranium rush' prompts Grand Canyon fears
China Hold on Metals Worries Washington
Rising Energy Demand Hits Water Scarcity 'Choke Point'
*On the little-known link between water and energy production.
Nuclear vs Solar: Clash of the Numbers
S.Korea oil firm wins control of UK's Dana
Oil prices not high considering production costs
European countries reject Atlantic oil drilling ban proposal
China May Be Drilling At Disputed Gas Field
UAE oil pipeline bypassing Hormuz Strait nearly finished
MAN UP! It's Time to Suck the Oceans Dry

-- Got food? --
Florida Orange Groves Still Shrinking, USDA Says
Vietnam Consumer Price Growth Quickened in September as Food Costs Jumped
UN warned of major new food crisis at emergency meeting in Rome
Michelle Obama treats first wives to a healthy meal

-- Oil disaster --
Gulf oil dispersant contained extremely toxic carcinogen

-- Environment/health --
N.Y., Calif., see whooping cough outbreaks

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Facebook apologizes for worst outage in 4 years
Security Expert Suggests Stuxnet Originated In Israel

-- UK --
Britain tells US 'we cannot fight another Afghanistan'

-- US --
Robert Reich: Income gap leading to 'dead' economy
FBI serves terror warrants in Minn., Chicago
"Two subjects say agency is targeting anti-war movement."
Some are leery of this year's flu shots
Farmland: The Next Boom?
*The investors and corporations who buy up farmland now will be the new aristocracy; the rest of us will be the serfs who work the land.
Underwear Economics
New Homebuyer Tax Credit Arrives but Is Destined to Fail
Last Days Of The U.S. Empire?
19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind
1 in 6 Americans Live In Poverty
Cohabitation numbers jump 13%, linked to job losses
ATF targets gun dealers to stem sales to Mexican cartels

And finally... Swiss minister collapses in giggles during meat speech, video goes viral

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