Thursday, December 02, 2010


News Links, December 3, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Rural poor to get $52m subsidies to offset rising prices (China)
*The masses must be placated or there will be rioting, if not a new revolution.
A Collapse In Pompeii Highlights Neglect In Italy
*Pompeii isn't all that's collapsing. This is just a symptom of a greater crumbling.
Mounting calls for 'nuclear response' to save monetary union (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard)
Trichet `Held Hostage' as Markets Heap Pressure on ECB to Act
ECB tries to calm markets by promising unlimited liquidity
Spanish Banks 'Definitely Healthy': PM Zapatero
IMF Expects to Double Its Lending Capacity
Bank of America Becoming Bank of Asia as Revenue Rises 30%
UAE econmin says Gulf should review dollar peg
China Gold Imports Soar Almost Fivefold on Inflation
In Tokyo, building tiny (and living well)
How Europe's Debt Crisis Could Infect America
S&P Threatens To Cut Greece Further Into Junk Territory, Sees One-Two Notch Downgrade Chance
Nigel Farage: Europe Is Becoming An Orwelian Police State, Ruled By Unelectable Madmen, Which May Soon Be Overrun With Violence
Turkey & Hungary File To Sell Billions in Dollar Bonds

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
China urges all sides not to 'pour oil on flames' as more drills planned
Chile to spend more on naval defenses
Greek police clash with students, fire teargas
Syria's Assad plays the security card
US to keep controversial Afghanistan airbase until 2014
Bolton: Military strike only way to stop Iran nukes

-- Energy/resources --
Desire Petroleum's Falkland Oil Find May Reignite U.K., Argentina Dispute
Why natural gas has a cloudy future
"The shale plays are not cheap to develop and many companies have been sheltered from the true economic cost."

-- Got food? --
Fertilizer export levy imposed (China)
China Caps Prices of Cooking Oil to Ensure Supply
China - Food inflation
Judge orders Monsanto to uproot genetically modified sugar beets (US)
Japan government considers incentives for farmers to increase crop planting

-- Environment/health --
Many Coastal Wetlands Likely to Disappear This Century
Declining Biodiversity Speeds Spreading Of Disease

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Increased hacking poses major threat (China)
US Air Force Graduates First Batch of Cyberwarriors
Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans' Credit Cards in Real Time
EU calls for cyberattack responses

-- UK --
Solar flares could cause British black-outs, MPs are warned
British taking on more debt to cover costs
Coal's Two-Year High Coaxes U.K. Utilities to Burn Wood: Energy Markets

-- US --
Senator Bernie Sanders: America Is Now A Banana Republic
In Time Of Great Need, 'Adopt A Family' Programs Popular Nationwide
Federal Reserve's 'astounding' report: We loaned banks trillions
Fed May Be `Central Bank of the World' After UBS, Barclays Aid
Congress lets unemployment benefits expire: 'What now' and six other questions
Strains From Financial Crisis Were Worse Than Understood
America's Welfare State
Prisoners could make own toilet paper under Iowa plan
Nothing Is More Noticeable In America Than The Level Of Inequality
When the bank of Mom and Dad closes up shop
US facing attacks by home-grown terrorists, senior adviser warns (Boo!)
Q3 Foreclosure Sales Volume Plunges As Discount On Foreclosed Homes Hits 5 Year High

And finally...
Spanish woman claims she owns the sun - and now plans to start charging ALL users
Blundering police 'ate court evidence' after buying pizzas meant for torture suspects

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