Saturday, November 20, 2010

 

News Links, November 21, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
The European 'dream' has finally collided with reality
Dollar to Become World's `Weakest Currency,' Drop to 75 Yen JPMorgan Says
Ireland nears aid deal as contagion fears persist
Ireland fears civil unrest as bank crisis deepens
Unions say cuts may finally drive Irish to the streets
OECD Predicts Less Global Economic Growth in 2011
Report: Beijing needs elderly housing
Russia's Central Bank Buys 600,000 Ounces of Gold In October
A 'War of the Worlds' for the Modern Day
*Truth masquerading as fiction?
Education burdens on rise among Japanese families
The effects of a frugal Japanese society
India/ China To Contribute Majority Of World Middle-Class Population By 2030
*It'll never happen -- their economies will crash long before that.

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Japanese Coast Guard Says It Warned Off Chinese Ships Near Disputed Isle
U.S. Pushing Pakistan For Expanded Drone Operation Areas
Pakistan denies US bid to widen drone-strike zones
NATO seeks missile defense agreement with Russia
NATO targets terrorism, cybersecurity as central to 21st century mission
Welcome to NATOstan
The Growing Importance of the U.S., Central Asia Partnership

-- Energy/resources --
Sinopec Suspends Diesel Exports due to Domestic Shortages
Load up on copper and gold, the best commodity plays for 2011 (Forbes)
Iran ready to sell gas to Europe - Ahmadinejad
Shell declares force majeure on Nigerian oil
Europe Gets Closer to Caspian Gas as Turkmens Seek Pipe Talks
China coal consumption to reach 3 billion tonnes in five years

-- Got food? --
Survey places state of Oregon at third-highest on U.S. food-insecurity rankings

-- Environment/health --
Global Coral Bleaching Among Worst Ever Seen
Biotech company secretly releases millions of GM mosquitoes in Cayman Islands
Bill Gates: Register Every Birth by Cellphone To Ensure Vaccination, Control Population Growth

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
TSA forces cancer survivor to show prosthetic breast
Obama: TSA pat-downs frustrating but necessary
TSA chief John Pistole to put priority on rail, subways
TSA: Travelers Who Refuse Scanning Can't Leave, Will Be Fined
Pentagon Says 'Aware' of China Internet Rerouting
Stuxnet may be part of Iran atom woes: ex-IAEA aide
Oregon Senator Wyden effectively kills Internet censorship bill

-- UK --
Foreign secretary raises doubt about euro's future

-- US --
U.S. bank failures reach 149 for the year
U.S. Preparing Sweeping Insider-Trading Charges: Report
Are Expert Networks About To Be Exposed As The Ringleader In The Biggest Insider Trading Bust In History?
Debt panel chairmen warn that inaction would be costly
How To Obtain The "Free" Lunch
New Orleans ordered to boil water until Sunday due to power failure at treatment plant
Economists peg Michigan comeback as slow
The Problem Grows: Another Michigan City Says It Has No Way To Balance The Budget
Unions forced into two-tier wage systems
Poll: Retirees giving up on repaying debt
Secretary of Transportation LaHood: We're looking into technology to disable cell phones in vehicles
Americans have lost faith in the stock market
Foreclosures on Prime Mortgages Hit Record High
Rust Belt Cities Demolish Homes as Defaults Blight Neighborhoods




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