Tuesday, March 01, 2011


News Links, March 2, 2011

## Global economic meltdown ##
Turkey Is Biggest Loser in Worst Emerging Bond Rout Since 2008
Could Venezuela really go bankrupt?
Overcapacity Weighs on Europe's Auto Makers
India budget : Poor to get direct kerosene, fertilizer subsidy
Debt crisis critical moment for Europe - Portugal
Gold Closes At All Time High Of $1,435 As Stocks Break 7 Month "First Day Up" Winning Streak

## Libya ##
The Libya War Plans (Slowly) Take Shape (Danger Room)
U.S. has declared officially of preparations for invasion in Libya (Azerbaijan view)
What's Obama waiting for? (Israel view)
U.S. warships approach Libya
China sending four military transport planes to evacuate citizens from Libya
US warns of Libya civil war if Gaddafi clings to power
It already is a civil war! -- RF

## Fault lines/flashpoints/military ##
Zaria youths on the rampage over power outage, water shortage (Nigeria)
Yemen power sharing option fails to woo tribesmen
Iran Deploys Security Forces In Advance Of Popular Protests
Oil markets perturbed by reports of Saudi tanks in Bahrain
Probably not true. -- RF
Saudi authorities detain Shi'ite cleric over sermon

## Energy/resources ##
OPEC Sources: Saudi Arabia, Worried About Strife, Will Let Oil Rise to $120
Energy crisis: Pakistan to seek free oil from Kuwait
Libya, oil production, OPEC responses, Saudi Arabian capabilities and the SPR (The Oil Drum)
A short article that raises a number of questions begging for answers. -- RF
Ray Kurzweil uses math to prove that we have no energy crisis
Incredibly simplistic reasoning. Some people don't understand that solar panels are only one component in a complex system that has already begun to disintegrate. -- RF

## Got food? ##
Trouble brewing: Coffee Prices Hit a 34-Year High

## Environment/health ##
Gulf Coast Dolphin Death Toll Rises To Nearly 60
Pittsburgh's drinking water is radioactive, thanks to fracking

## Intelligence/security/internet/systemic breakdown ##
Morgan Stanley Leak Shows Attack by China-Based Hackers Who Took On Google
Covering Protests, Al-Jazeera Boosts Fans, Enemies

## China ##
China faces auto-manufacturing bubble: report
Wealth gap
Malnutrition hits poor children

## UK ##
Vodafone Suffers Outage After Data Center Robber

## US ##
Las Vegas Author Matt O'Brien Exposes Plight Of Underground Homeless
US says Gaddafi is 'delusional' and unfit to lead
The US leadership is also delusional, and that's why the global revolution is coming to a venue near you. -- RF
Will natural-gas fracking turn New York into a 21st century Appalachia?
Policing America's Vast Gas Pipeline System
"The cost of replacing it all at once would be astronomical for the consumer."
U.S. in for 'twenty years of rising interest rates': Loomis Sayles
Ohio union plan like Wisconsin draws protests
"More than 5,000 protesters converged on Ohio's state capital on Tuesday as state lawmakers considered a bill like one in Wisconsin to curtail collective bargaining rights for public workers and eliminate their right to strike."
Elizabeth Warren: "Problems Lurking" in Same Banks Tim Geithner Says Are "Much Stronger"
Climate change and the Southwest water crisis: making a bad situation worse
U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace Since 2004
Overcapacity, coming right up! -- RF

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