Saturday, November 13, 2010


News Links, November 14, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Thai PM calls on Asia to use yuan instead of US dollar in trade
The tidal forces ripping Europe apart
U.S. Gets Rebuffed at Divided Summit
Here's Niall Ferguson's Complete And Definitive Guide To The Sovereign Debt Crisis
Ireland 'in preliminary talks with EU on bailout'
Ireland Urged to Take Aid by Officials Amid Debt Crisis
IMF Is `Ready' for Any Request From Ireland for Support, Strauss-Kahn Says, but...
IMF Says Ireland Can Manage on Its Own
Ireland Goes Bust, Irish Bank Run
Ireland Facing House Price Collapse?
5 major Japanese banking groups report sharp profit growth
Greece could extend debt repayment

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Britain's top soldier says al-Qaeda cannot be beaten
Pirates hijack ship with 29 Chinese sailors: report
Piracy in Somalia 'out of control'
Thousands of Japanese protesters rally during China's Hu visit
Gunmen drive residents out of Mexican border town
Big German protests pressure Merkel before CDU meet
Taliban mount series of attacks in Afghanistan
Mr Cameron is in no position to lecture the Chinese on democracy
Japan PM Backs U.S. Military Role in Asia
Japan, Russia remain apart on isle row

-- Energy/resources --
The end of cheap oil (Le Monde diplomatique)
Electricity rationing fires up generator sales down south (China)
Beijing to melt snow to address water shortage
131: The Number Of Years To Replace Oil
Gazprom, Bulgaria Sign Accord to Build South Stream Pipe Under Black Sea
China, Kuwait vow to enhance oil, gas cooperation
The Middle East's gas dilemma, shortages in a region of plenty

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
U.S. trial unlikely for 9/11 suspect Mohammed: report
Full-body scanners are waste of money, Israeli expert says

-- UK --
Minister backs plan for massive state sell off of assets
Shock as iconic brand goes into administration
Does train overcrowding pose serious dangers?
Oxford graduate orchestrates series of anti-capitalist protests on Britain's high streets

-- US --
Video: "Quantitative Easing Explained"
*Must-see! It's a scream, and a sickeningly accurate description of the situation.
QE2 Is A Goldmine For Traders, Shafts The Rest Of U.S. (Forbes)
Investors Walk Out as the Fed Buys In
The CATO Institute Finds That The Fed Must Be Abolished
Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns
National Opt-Out Day Called Against Invasive Body Scanners
'Naked' scanners at U.S. airports may be dangerous: scientists
As Winter Nears, Federal Heating Assistance Could Expire
Will You Be Able To Heat Your Home This Winter? Millions Of American Familes Will Not
"For many, the choice will come down to either heating their home or putting food on the table.
Consumers cutting back by buying generics
Penny-pinching consumers cutting cable, cell service
No Inflation? Grocery Stores, Gas Prices Tell Different Story
The Shrinking House: Downsizing the American Dream
Municipal Bonds Get Crushed
Shocking State Fair Scandal, Wage Theft Epidemic, Spur Nationwide Protests
Wow -- Check Out How Blatantly Our Government Misled Us With The October Jobs Numbers!

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