Sunday, November 07, 2010


News Links, November 8, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
The Fed's magic money machine annoys the world
APEC meetings open with talk of Pacific Rim FTA
Tens of Thousands Protest G-20 Summit in Seoul
Budget figures are all wrong, says economist (Ireland)
How Ireland could derail Bernanke's plans
China is pulling back from U.S. Treasury securities and buying up hard assets around the world

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
US Senator Makes The Case For Strike On Iran
"U.S. should consider sinking the Iranian navy, destroying its air force and delivering a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard."
US seeks to expand military presence in Asia
U.S. military moves in Asia not aimed at China: Gates
China builds a 'new Silk Road' to pave over its troubles
Pentagon is debating cyber-attacks
Nuclear bomb material found for sale on Georgia black market
Mexico drug lord death may aid Zeta cartel's rise
Yemen orders troops to 'forcibly arrest' Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki
U.S. Ready To Bolster Yemeni Forces: Gates
U.S. drones operating in Yemen, foreign minister says

-- Energy/resources --
Iraq receives Saudi offer to rebuild oil pipeline
China Energy Steps Spur Diesel Shortage: Media
"Forced power outages aimed at meeting China's energy-saving goals have led to 'unprecedented' diesel shortages, as companies buy diesel generators to keep operating."
Coal remains top as green power IPO struggles
Capitalism and the Curse ofEnergy Efficiency: The Return of the Jevons Paradox

-- Got food? --
Suddenly, Corn Costs More. Why Not Corn Flakes?
Farm School Hits NYC

-- Environment/health --
Pink river dolphins at risk from Amazon drought
Climate change threatens grizzlies

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Al-Qaea is a 'Western-made' group, not Yemeni: PM

-- UK --
Government goes Down Under for salt as Britain braces itself for big freeze on roads

-- US --
U.S. Income Inequality: Top 1 Percent Take Home 24 Percent Of U.S. Income
Unemployed told: do four weeks of unpaid work or lose your benefits
Economic Recovery? Food Stamp Program Tells Another Tale
The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever
The Empire's Decline — Where Do We Stand?
Foreclosures: One Law for the Rich, One Law for the Poor
Las Vegas housing market
Ex-Clinton strategist: Obama needs event 'similar' to OKC to 'reconnect' with voters

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