Sunday, November 21, 2010


News Links, November 22, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Ireland €120B rescue in works: UK Sunday Times
UK 'offers Irish Republic loan'
Sweden may help Ireland
US firms warn Ireland not to raise corporate tax
Ireland bailout: Young Irish flee 'Celtic Tiger' for a better life
JPMorgan Private Bank On The "Quixotic" End To Europe's Latest (Failed) Grand Experiment
China People's Bank raises reserve ratios to stifle inflation
China State Council orders local governments to take additional steps to combat inflation
Chinese students studying in Japan in demand among Japanese companies
As India rises, its rat catchers toil in darkness
Dubai office rents to fall by up to 20% in 2011
Iran again delays phasing out fuel subsidy
A World Awash in Government Intervention, Delays the Inevitable
Mahathir urges use of gold standard
Silver-Coin Sales May Surge 50% in 2010 as Demand Rises, Canada Mint Says

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
North Korea Nuclear Facility Disclosed: Rogue State Shows Off Building To U.S. Nuke Scientist
U.S. expert saw hundreds of centrifuges in North Korea
Al-Qaida Bomb Plans Published On Web Site: Editors Boast About $4,200 Cost Of Attack
Yemen Al Qaeda eyes small attacks at "bargain" prices
Japan eyes doubling ground troops on islands close to China, Taiwan
Indo-Israeli Alliance
Saudi king to be treated in US
Gunmen slay former Mexico state governor
Japanese tanker blast in Gulf was militant attack, says US Dept of Transportation
Unidentified ship fires at Japanese-run freighter in Indian Ocean

-- Energy/resources --
China to tighten water resources management
Diesel shortage prompts imports (China)
China, S. Africa ink deals on trade, energy
How Much Energy Does It Take to Get Our Energy? (More than you think.)
Natural Gas Producers Squeezed by High Costs and Low Prices
China's Xi boosts ties to African oil giant Angola
There Will Be Fuel? An Open Letter to the New York Times

-- Got food? --
Time-Lapse Video Of Food Stamp Participation Rates During The "New Normal" (US)

-- Environment/health --
Emergency declared in Calif. town due to water contamination
Siberia's Climate Time Bomb: Thawing Permafrost Could Spell Disaster (methane)

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Drones spying on Mexico? U.S. won't say

-- UK --
Mortgage lending will not recover in next year - banks
Middle class guilt fuels boom in beekeeping

-- US --
Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel
Shoe Repair Appears to be Thriving
San Diego Mayor Proposes Eliminating City Pensions; Public Union Concessions a New Trend
Retail Sales And Inflation -- 77% of American households are living paycheck-to-paycheck
7 Towns Where Land Is Free
Buying a Car a Little Harder Now -- Terror Check Required for Financing
"Consumers hoping to finance a new or used car, a home or even a major appliance will be required to supply personal information."

And finally... Obama to give George Bush, Sr. the presidential Medal of Freedom
Barbara Bush 'hopes Sarah Palin will stay in Alaska'

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