Sunday, January 02, 2011


News Links, January 3, 2011

-- Global economic meltdown --
European debt markets 'face second credit crisis'
Europe's debt woes could be harbinger
Holding Physical Gold Is Absolutely Critical To Your Financial Survival!
German 2011 Legal Changes: Debt Brake, Nuclear Tax, Bank Levy, Pay Caps

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Pakistan's governing coalition splits, risking terrorism fight
Mexico's Intensifying Drug War Spills Into 2011
Niall Ferguson Video Lecture - "Empires On The Verge Of Chaos"
U.S. To Deploy New Intelligence Drone In Afghanistan

-- Energy/resources --
Copper in 2011: A Beijing Opera
The Peak Oil Crisis: 2011 – A Pivotal Year? (Tom Whipple)
India May Settle Iran Oil Imports in Dirham, Yen, Asharq Says

-- Got food? --
Food Prices 18.5% Higher than a Year Ago
Australia: Food prices set to soar

-- Environment/health --
Republic of Ireland swine flu cases more than treble
Abu Dhabi weather project 'creates man-made rainstorms'

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Napolitano to hear air security tips in Israel
Reports of missing Hotmail e-mails mount
'Project Censored' lists top stories that go unreported
High Tech Data Center Power Demands Much from the Grid

-- China --
China's Manufacturing Slowdown Signals Inflation May Cool on Wen's Curbs
Thousands stranded as big freeze closes roads

-- UK --
Train boss defends above-inflation rise in fares
British Army faces heavy cull of armoured vehicles

-- US --
Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"
Federal austerity could hit the region's economy hard
Gallery: Detroit in Ruins
Let no one laugh. Detroit is but a preview of what shall befall all big cities. -- RF
CDC: Flu Season Picks Up, Widespread In 5 States
Coal's burnout (Washington Post)
Job Prospects In The Bubble Economy
Food Emergency: Millions of Americans Are Heading to Foodbanks for the First Time in Their Lives
War veterans' care to cost $1.3 trillion -- New entitlement an unfunded liability; will eclipse Social Security
Austerity is first order for Boehner's installation as House speaker

And finally... 20 predictions for the next 25 years (You be the judge.)

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