Friday, March 25, 2011


News Links, March 26, 2011

List is short due to power outage.

## Global economic meltdown ##
Our growth economy: a system designed to crash (David Korten)
If there is so much money, how come everyone is going bust? Read on! -- RF

## Fault lines/flashpoints/military ##
Troops Open Fire as Protests Explode Across Syria

## Energy/resources ##
Hiroshima to Fukushima: The Illusion of Control

## Japan ##
Nuclear Crisis in Japan Level 6
Death toll from Japan quake, tsunami tops 10,000
Fukushima Dai-ichi status and slow burning issues (TOD)
Fukushima: Daiichi operator missed safety checks for 10 years before fiasco
Fukushima's Dominant Impacts Will be Socio-Economic, Dwarfing the Health Effects
Judging by this summary, I suspect that even the socio-economic impacts have been underestimated. -- RF
'Voluntary' evacuation set for 20 to 30 km
A nice way of telling someone that their ass is in a sling. -- RF
Fresh water injected into No. 1 and 3 reactor cores
Injuries point to fuel rod damage in No. 3
"Radiation in basement water 10,000 times above normal"
Cold shutdown still far away as workers struggle to control No. 1 reactor
Fukushima radioactive fallout nears Chernobyl levels (New Scientist)
Tepco Sees 8.5mn-Kilowatt Power Shortage This Summer
"TOKYO (Nikkei)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) said Friday that its power output is expected to fall about 8.5 million kilowatts short of demand this summer, an estimate that some have blasted as way too optimistic."
'Drastic' ideas eyed for power crisis
Aeon To Boost Imports Of Bottled Water, Food
"TOKYO (Nikkei)--Aeon Co. (8267) will import massive amounts of bottled water, food and everyday goods to deal with shortages following the earthquake and tsunami, President Motoya Okada said at a news conference on Friday."

## US ##
Southern California layoff fight like a mini-Wisconsin
Border battle over illegal immigration shifts to beaches
California employers could be hit with big tax bill for jobless benefits, auditor warns

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