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Home prices dip in June from May | Reuters

Home prices dip in June from May | Reuters

3 Fukushima nuke plant workers blasted with beta radiation - The Mainichi Daily News

3 Fukushima nuke plant workers blasted with beta radiation - The Mainichi Daily News:" At least two workers at the crisis-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant were blasted with more than 15 millisieverts of beta radiation on Aug. 28, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced."

WikiLeaks crowdsources to pull gems from latest doc dump - Faster Forward - The Washington Post

WikiLeaks crowdsources to pull gems from latest doc dump - Faster Forward - The Washington Post
"cables are now in a searchable database online as well."

19 cities post home price increases in June, but prices are down from the same month in 2010 - The Washington Post

19 cities post home price increases in June, but prices are down from the same month in 2010 - The Washington Post

Israeli military arms settlers in preparation for Palestinian protests | World news | The Guardian

Israeli military arms settlers in preparation for Palestinian protests | World news | The Guardian: "West Bank settlers are given training before protests predicted to coincide with a Palestinian petition for UN recognition"

This is going to turn into a blood shed.

US has wasted $30bn on Iraq and Afghanistan contracts, report finds | World news | The Guardian

US has wasted $30bn on Iraq and Afghanistan contracts, report finds | World news | The Guardian: "The US government has wasted more than $30bn on private contractors and grants in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade – more than 15% of the total spend – according to a bipartisan group charged with examining the issue."

Amazon may sell 3-5 million tablets in Q4: Forrester | Reuters

Amazon may sell 3-5 million tablets in Q4: Forrester | Reuters

Test Yourself | Math, Aug. 29, 2011 - NYTimes.com

Test Yourself | Math, Aug. 29, 2011 - NYTimes.com

Areas near Japan nuclear plant may be off limits for decades | Reuters

Areas near Japan nuclear plant may be off limits for decades | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Areas surrounding Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant could remain uninhabitable for decades due to high radiation, the government warned on Saturday as it struggles to clean up after the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl."

Israeli police say 7 people wounded in Palestinian attack in Tel Aviv - The Washington Post

Israeli police say 7 people wounded in Palestinian attack in Tel Aviv - The Washington Post
No one can gain from such hatred, but the ghettoization of the Palestinians, and the constant occupation and abuses by Israeli troops is fueling the hatred. 

Consumer fears put economy on the brink - The Washington Post

Consumer fears put economy on the brink - The Washington Post

Catholic clergy 'abused children for decades in County Donegal' | World news | The Guardian

Catholic clergy 'abused children for decades in County Donegal' | World news | The Guardian: "Report is expected to claim police were complicit in cover-up of sexual abuse by priests and lay members of the church"

Magistrates deny riots 'sentencing frenzy' | Society | guardian.co.uk

Magistrates deny riots 'sentencing frenzy' | Society | guardian.co.uk: "Magistrates have denied accusations from the president of the Prison Governors Association that there has been a "feeding frenzy" of disproportionate sentencing of those convicted in the aftermath of the recent riots."

The UK is starting to sound like a repressive country.

Fukushima nuclear disaster - Japan | Greenpeace International

Fukushima nuclear disaster - Japan | Greenpeace International

Workers enter containment vessel at Fukushima Daini reactor

Workers enter containment vessel at Fukushima Daini reactor: "Meanwhile at Fukushima Daiichi's No 2 reactor, a thermometer located on the upper part of the pressure vessel showed a rapid rise in temperature to 120 C today, up from 72 C yesterday."

Greenpeace: Fukushima schools unsafe after clean-up | Reuters

Greenpeace: Fukushima schools unsafe after clean-up | Reuters: Aug 29 (Reuters) - "Greenpeace said on Monday that schools and surrounding areas located 60 km (38 miles) from Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear power plant were unsafe for children, showing radiation readings as much as 70 times internationally accepted levels."

The political party that wants to ban PowerPoint | Technology | The Guardian

The political party that wants to ban PowerPoint | Technology | The Guardian: "A group of people in Switzerland are trying to outlaw the world's favourite presentation software"

Hurricane Irene shuts down US nuclear reactors | World news | The Guardian

Hurricane Irene shuts down US nuclear reactors | World news | The Guardian: "A nuclear reactor in Maryland has been shut down because of wind damage, while others were either taken offline or operating at reduced capacity as precautionary measures before the arrival of hurricane Irene on Sunday."

Free education - Free online education

Free education - Free online education:
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"University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university-level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, the UoPeople student body represents a new wave in global education."

Dale Stephens: ‘Unschoolers create their education’ - The Washington Post

Dale Stephens: ‘Unschoolers create their education’ - The Washington Post

Bachmann: US ‘king daddy dogs’ in energy resources, but environmentalists locking them up - The Washington Post

Bachmann: US ‘king daddy dogs’ in energy resources, but environmentalists locking them up - The Washington Post: "POINCIANA, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed Saturday that the United States has more fuel resources than any other country, but blamed what she termed “radical environmentalists” for bottling up American energy policy."

Creepy times for the US.

Steven Pearlstein: Time to say no to bank consolidation - The Washington Post

Steven Pearlstein: Time to say no to bank consolidation - The Washington Post:" Now the ink is barely dry on the Dodd-Frank Act and big regional banks, prodded by Wall Street dealmakers and analysts, are once again in merger and acquisition mode. And if regulators let it happen, you can bet your “Citi Never Sleeps” coffee mug that the next wave of consolidation will produce even more trillion-dollar banks in five years."

Anna Hazare ends hunger strike after Indian government backs down | World news | The Guardian

Anna Hazare ends hunger strike after Indian government backs down | World news | The Guardian: "Anti-corruption campaigner quits 12-day fast, vowing to resume if law tackling corruption and misgovernance is not introduced"

Act now to save global recovery, IMF chief urges | Reuters

Act now to save global recovery, IMF chief urges | Reuters: "(Reuters) - The new head of the IMF on Saturday called on global policymakers to pursue urgent action, including forcing European banks to bulk up their capital, to prevent a descent into a renewed world recession."

NJ nuke plant cuts power as Irene nears | nj.com

NJ nuke plant cuts power as Irene nears | nj.com

401(k) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

401(k) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:" The first cohort of workers to widely adopt this style of retirement plan are beginning to retire, and the plans now appear to generally be falling short. According to a Feb 19, 2011 article in the Wall Street Journal, "the median household headed by a person aged 60 to 62 with a 401(k) account has less than one-quarter of what is needed in that account to maintain its standard of living in retirement." This according to a study commissioned by the Journal, and conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.[1]"

Why 401(k) plans will fall short for most Americans | Reuters Money

Why 401(k) plans will fall short for most Americans | Reuters Money: "It’s time to end the fraudulent notion that 401(k)-type plans are adequate retirement vehicles for most Americans."

In the mid time millions lost their retirement.

Bernanke quiet on next Fed moves, stresses job crisis | Reuters

Bernanke quiet on next Fed moves, stresses job crisis | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday stopped short of signaling further action to boost the U.S. recovery, but said it was critical for the economy's health to reduce unemployment."

BBC journalist killed during Taliban attack 'may have been shot by US forces' | World news | guardian.co.uk

BBC journalist killed during Taliban attack 'may have been shot by US forces' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Press Freedom Online - Committee to Protect Journalists

Press Freedom Online - Committee to Protect Journalists


Libya conflict: Evidence emerges of executions by both sides | World news | The Guardian

Libya conflict: Evidence emerges of executions by both sides | World news | The Guardian: "Bodies of Gaddafi fighters and civilian fighters found in Tripoli show wounds not inflicted in battle"

And we are arming these people!

Analysis: Buffett trades off his reputation | Reuters

Analysis: Buffett trades off his reputation | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Warren Buffett showed again that his name and money is enough to give a struggling company instant credibility in the market. But the legendary investor also demonstrated his canny command of that reputation means that such deals can immediately generate profits."

Second-quarter growth revised down to 1 percent | Reuters

Second-quarter growth revised down to 1 percent | Reuters: "(Reuters) - The economy grew much slower than previously thought in the second quarter as business inventories and exports were less robust, a government report showed on Friday, although consumer spending was revised up."

Basic economic concept if the people have nothing in their wallets but food stamps they don't buy.

US espionage investigation against WikiLeaks: PATRIOT Act order unsealed

US espionage investigation against WikiLeaks: PATRIOT Act order unsealedW

WikiLeaks publishes tens of thousands more cables | Reuters

WikiLeaks publishes tens of thousands more cables | Reuters: "According to a copy of the document published by WikiLeaks, U.S. investigators want any "customer or subscriber account information" held by Dynadot since November 1 that relates to Assange, WikiLeaks or the domain name wikileaks.org."


Japan Meteorological Agency | Tropical Cyclone Information

Japan Meteorological Agency | Tropical Cyclone Information

Goldman Sachs to cut London bankers' pay | Business | The Guardian

Goldman Sachs to cut London bankers' pay | Business | The Guardian

U.S. May Back Mortgage Refinancing for Millions - NYTimes.com

U.S. May Back Mortgage Refinancing for Millions - NYTimes.com

Warren Buffett to invest $5 billion in Bank of America | Reuters

Warren Buffett to invest $5 billion in Bank of America | Reuters

If I had any money I would invest there too! Although, it is absurd that one individual should have that much power.

The Washington Post - Hurricane tracker: Weather information, path forecasts and storm tips

The Washington Post - Hurricane tracker: Weather information, path forecasts and storm tips

Hurricane Irene: “Extreme” risk to coastal mid-Atlantic, southern New England - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Hurricane Irene: “Extreme” risk to coastal mid-Atlantic, southern New England - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post: "Dr. Rick Knabb, hurricane expert at the Weather Channel tweeted: “Irene poses extreme threat to many parts of U.S. east coast. Main message is to prepare just in case.”"

China could build a modern military by 2020, says Pentagon | World news | guardian.co.uk

China could build a modern military by 2020, says Pentagon | World news | guardian.co.uk: "US report revealing fears over military growth is dismissed by Chinese officials as 'cold war mentality'"

This is a propaganda report to try to persuade congress not to cut the US military budget. Accidentally as the US spends the huge sum on the military China was modernizing its infrastructure.

The world's top 7 largest military budgets in 2010. Figures sourced from SIPRI Wikipedia

Anna Hazare: Indian PM appeals for end to hunger strike | World news | The Guardian

Anna Hazare: Indian PM appeals for end to hunger strike | World news | The Guardian: "Anti-corruption activist tells supporters in Delhi he is not yet prepared to give up as Manmohan Singh urges him to end fast"

Israeli airstrikes kill Gazans | Video | Reuters.com

Israeli airstrikes kill Gazans | Video | Reuters.com



SANCTIONS? 

Analysis: Tobacco warnings latest business free-speech case | Reuters

Analysis: Tobacco warnings latest business free-speech case | Reuters
Corporations are more likely to get the right to free speech than citizens; and the FBI, CIA or NYPD will not bug or infiltrate the corporations as they do to individuals who exercise their free speech rights.

Stock futures flat ahead of jobless claims | Reuters

Stock futures flat ahead of jobless claims | Reuters

PayPal founder pays entrepreneurs to skip college | Reuters

PayPal founder pays entrepreneurs to skip college | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Dale Stephens was homeschooled for most of his academic life, so when the 19-year-old was offered $100,000 to skip college and work on his startup, he jumped at the chance."

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple | Video | Reuters.com

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple | Video | Reuters.com

Steve Jobs through the years | Reuters.com

Steve Jobs through the years | Reuters.com

Steve Jobs quits as Apple CEO, Cook takes over | Reuters

Steve Jobs quits as Apple CEO, Cook takes over | Reuters
This may be Apple's down turn, and we are sorry to see him go. Get better

Insight: Showdown looms on U.S. overseas profit tax break | Reuters

Insight: Showdown looms on U.S. overseas profit tax break | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Backed by powerful companies spending millions of dollars, Washington lobbyists are fighting in the marble corridors of Congress for a tax break on $1.5 trillion in profits held overseas to escape the U.S. tax man."

We must tax overseas profits so that we'll encourage "production" to move back to the US; this would create jobs, jobs the American workers know how to do and desperately need.

Biofuel production: A threat to livelihoods - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Biofuel production: A threat to livelihoods - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Rick Perry holds the record on executions - The Washington Post

Rick Perry holds the record on executions - The Washington Post: "In his nearly 11 years as the state’s chief executive, Perry, now running for the Republican presidential nomination, has overseen more executions than any governor in modern history: 234 and counting. That’s more than the combined total in the next two states — Oklahoma and Virginia — since the death penalty was restored 35 years ago."

With CIA help, NYPD built secret effort to monitor mosques, daily life of Muslim neighborhoods - The Washington Post

With CIA help, NYPD built secret effort to monitor mosques, daily life of Muslim neighborhoods - The Washington Post

What the east coast earthquake means for US nuclear plants | Environment | guardian.co.uk

What the east coast earthquake means for US nuclear plants | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Tuesday's earthquake on the US east coast shut down two nuclear reactors. Seismic activity in the US is unlikely to cause a meltdown, but it poses serious engineering challenges"

Moody's cuts Japan rating, blames politics | Reuters

Moody's cuts Japan rating, blames politics | Reuters

UK riots: nearly 2,000 arrested so far, say police | UK news | guardian.co.uk

UK riots: nearly 2,000 arrested so far, say police | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Russia plans orbiting hotel in space | Reuters

Russia plans orbiting hotel in space | Reuters: (Reuters) -" A hotel in orbit, lunar sightseeing flights and luxury rides into the cosmos -- all are part of Russia's vision to ensure it is not left behind in the growing space tourism industry."

Egypt, Israel try to defuse tension over killings | Reuters

Egypt, Israel try to defuse tension over killings | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Egypt and Israel sought on Sunday to defuse a diplomatic crisis over the killing of five Egyptian security personnel during an Israeli operation against cross-border raiders, but crowds of Egyptians protested angrily at the Israeli embassy in Cairo."

Police arrest 65 environmentalist protesters outside White House; planned oil pipeline opposed - The Washington Post

Police arrest 65 environmentalist protesters outside White House; planned oil pipeline opposed - The Washington Post: "WASHINGTON — Dozens of environmentalist protesters have been arrested outside the White House on the first day of a planned two-week protest over a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast."

ASR ltd - Fukushima Radioactive Seawater Plume dispersal simulation

ASR ltd - Fukushima Radioactive Seawater Plume dispersal simulation

Estimated yearly radiation dosage hits 508 mSv in town near nuke plant - The Mainichi Daily News

Estimated yearly radiation dosage hits 508 mSv in town near nuke plant - The Mainichi Daily News:
" High radiation levels of up to 508.1 millisieverts per year are estimated for areas within a 20-kilometer radius of the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power plant in figures released by the government on Aug. 19."

Super rich still making money in crisis | Reuters

Super rich still making money in crisis | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Financial advisers to the world's richest people report some of their top clients have continued to make money throughout recent market turmoil by harnessing sophisticated investments out of reach to mainstream punters."

""It still remains the domain of the kind of client that can write a million dollar ticket or more ... From a regulatory point of view, the industry is not allowed to put the intermediate or the novice client into a hedge fund."

And this is not a surprise but is it ethical?

Egypt recalls envoy in Israel over deaths | Reuters

Egypt recalls envoy in Israel over deaths | Reuters: ""(Reuters) - Egypt withdrew its ambassador from Israel on Saturday, saying that the killing of five Egyptian security personnel as Israeli forces pursued cross-border raiders was a breach of its 1979 peace treaty with the Jewish state."

Thousands attend funeral for Gaza commander | Video | Reuters.com

Thousands attend funeral for Gaza commander | Video | Reuters.com

PIMCO: Treasuries reflect likelihood of recession | Reuters

PIMCO: Treasuries reflect likelihood of recession | Reuters
It has been a recession for quite a while when does it become a depression?

Reports: Bank of America to ax more than 10,000 jobs, cuts of 3,500 planned for this quarter - The Washington Post

Reports: Bank of America to ax more than 10,000 jobs, cuts of 3,500 planned for this quarter - The Washington Post

Million-Dollar Wasteland: HUD’s Mismanagement of America’s Affordable Housing - The Washington Post

Million-Dollar Wasteland: HUD’s Mismanagement of America’s Affordable Housing - The Washington Post: "Tasked with building homes for the poor, HUD has lost hundreds of millions on delayed or defunct construction deals nationwide."

Blacks less likely than whites to get NIH grants, study finds - The Washington Post

Blacks less likely than whites to get NIH grants, study finds - The Washington Post:
" Black scientists are significantly less likely than white researchers to win grants from the National Institutes of Health, according to an audit released Thursday that confirmed disturbing suspicions inside the agency about a lingering bias against African Americans."

Google earth map shows ground level radiation in Japan NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English:" A Japanese nuclear agency has created a detailed map showing ground radiation levels within 100 kilometers of the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency made the map by having a survey team drive through the area in June. The team took readings of aerial radiation once every 10 seconds for several days along routes totaling 17,000 kilometers.

The map uses colors to indicate radiation levels and Google Earth technology to help users pinpoint locations."

Lockheed Martin presents airship of the future | Video | Reuters.com

Lockheed Martin presents airship of the future | Video | Reuters.com

Wall Street stocks set to extend fall | Reuters

Wall Street stocks set to extend fall | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Stocks were set to extend the previous session's steep losses on Friday as concerns mount the economy may slip back into recession and European banks could be unable to weather a credit storm."

It was never out of the depression, just ask the unemployed, and the 46 million on food stamps.

Black Death study lets rats off the hook | World news | The Guardian

Black Death study lets rats off the hook | World news | The Guardian

Jobless claims rise 9,000 last week | Reuters

Jobless claims rise 9,000 last week | Reuters

Syria may have committed crimes against humanity: U.N. | Reuters

Syria may have committed crimes against humanity: U.N. | Reuters: (Reuters) - Syrian forces have fired on peaceful protestors throughout the country, often at short range and without warning, killing at least 1,900 civilians in what may amount to crimes against humanity, U.N. human rights investigators said on Thursday."

Consumer prices rise in July | Reuters

Consumer prices rise in July | Reuters: (Reuters) - Consumer prices rose faster than expected in July as gasoline rebounded sharply, but a moderation in underlying price pressures backed the Federal Reserve's view of a low inflation environment."

And they are not talking about the content of food which is shrinking. This covers up the actual level of inflation.

Radioactivity down to one-fifth of July levels - NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English: "The government and TEPCO said on Wednesday that maximum radiation levels around the plant during the past 2 weeks were 200 million becquerels per hour."

But this is very high still.

Fukushima children seek nuke protection | Video | Reuters.com

Fukushima children seek nuke protection | Video | Reuters.com

Lebanese angry at Hariri death trial | Video | Reuters.com

Lebanese angry at Hariri death trial | Video | Reuters.com

Looting with the lights on | Naomi Klein | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Looting with the lights on | Naomi Klein | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
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This is said in all seriousness. As if the massive bank bailouts never happened, followed by the defiant record bonuses. Followed by the emergency G8 and G20 meetings, when the leaders decided, collectively, not to do anything to punish the bankers for any of this, nor to do anything serious to prevent a similar crisis from happening again. Instead they would all go home to their respective countries and force sacrifices on the most vulnerable. They would do this by firing public sector workers, scapegoating teachers, closing libraries, upping tuition fees, rolling back union contracts, creating rush privatisations of public assets and decreasing pensions – mix the cocktail for where you live. And who is on television lecturing about the need to give up these "entitlements"? The bankers and hedge-fund managers, of course."

What the Bart protests have in common with Tahrir Square | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

What the Bart protests have in common with Tahrir Square | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The attempt to suppress the protests that followed. In our digitally networked world, the ability to communicate is increasingly viewed as a basic right. Open communication fuels revolutions – it can take down dictators. When governments fear the power of their people, they repress, intimidate and try to silence them, whether in Tahrir Square or downtown San Francisco."

Man dies after Taser arrest in Cumbria | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Man dies after Taser arrest in Cumbria | UK news | guardian.co.uk: "A man in his 20s has died in Cumbria after being shot with a Taser by police during his arrest."

Experts redesign common microbe to fight drug-resistant bacteria | Reuters

Experts redesign common microbe to fight drug-resistant bacteria | Reuters

Will the toxin affect cells?

Insight: Will Buffett, Schultz debt plans be shunned? | Reuters

Insight: Will Buffett, Schultz debt plans be shunned? | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Warren Buffett and Howard Schultz want to change the conversation about how to fix the United States' economic woes. But their solutions - more taxes on the rich and a boycott on political donations - risk falling on deaf ears among fellow business leaders."

India protests swell as Anna Hazare fasts | Reuters

India protests swell as Anna Hazare fasts | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Protests swelled across India Wednesday in support of a self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption campaigner fasting to the death in jail, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's struggling government at a loss over how to end the standoff."

Plosser calls Fed's low rate pledge inappropriate | Reuters

Plosser calls Fed's low rate pledge inappropriate | Reuters: "'Personally, I believe we're going to have to raise rates well before mid-2013,' Plosser said."

Disguised Member of Hacktivist Group "Anonymous" Defends Retaliatory Action Against BART

Disguised Member of Hacktivist Group "Anonymous" Defends Retaliatory Action Against BART

Bay Area Rapid Transit Accused of Censorship for Blocking Wireless Services to Foil Protests

Bay Area Rapid Transit Accused of Censorship for Blocking Wireless Services to Foil Protests

A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.

A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.

New Delhi Police Arrest Leader of Anti-Corruption Protest and Hundreds of Others - NYTimes.com

New Delhi Police Arrest Leader of Anti-Corruption Protest and Hundreds of Others - NYTimes.com: "NEW DELHI — Seeking to pre-empt a mass demonstration and hunger strike against corruption, the police in New Delhi on Tuesday detained more than 1,200 protesters only hours after officers made an early morning arrest of the leader of the anti-corruption movement."

Benefits of daily exercise are comparable to giving up smoking | Science | The Guardian

Benefits of daily exercise are comparable to giving up smoking | Science | The Guardian: "Researchers estimate that persuading inactive people to take up light, daily exercise could have a similar effect on a population's mortality rates as a smoking cessation programme"

Shell's second oil leak in North Sea pipeline caused by relief valve | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Shell's second oil leak in North Sea pipeline caused by relief valve | Environment | guardian.co.uk

England riots: pair jailed for four years for using Facebook to incite disorder | UK news | guardian.co.uk

England riots: pair jailed for four years for using Facebook to incite disorder | UK news | guardian.co.uk: "Two men – whose posts did not result in riot-related event – sentenced at Chester crown court after arrests last week"
This is absurd and very dangerous and is a human rights violation.

Radioactive sludge piling up NHK WORLD English

Radioactive sludge from sewage facilities across Japan has been piling up in storage facilities, despite the government's plan to bury it.

Essex police charge man over water fight planned on BlackBerry Messenger | Media | The Guardian

Essex police charge man over water fight planned on BlackBerry Messenger | Media | The Guardian

Radiation off the scale at Fukushima primary school

Shell Tries to Control North Sea Oil Leak - NYTimes.com

Shell Tries to Control North Sea Oil Leak - NYTimes.com

Hackers protest BART over cell phone block - The Washington Post


Hackers protest BART over cell phone block - The Washington Post

Hackers protest BART over cell phone block - The Washington Post

Afghan widows form community on Kabul hill - The Washington Post

Afghan widows form community on Kabul hill - The Washington Post: "The United Nations estimates that nearly half of the children in Kabul have lost a parent. The overall number of widows is not known, but it is thought to range from several hundred thousand to 2 million."

Warren Buffett calls for higher taxes for US super rich | Business | guardian.co.uk

Warren Buffett calls for higher taxes for US super rich | Business | guardian.co.uk

He is right, although the guy has given $ 1.78 billion to the Gates Foundation in July, which will not be taxed.

David Cameron on riots: broken society is top of my political agenda | UK news | guardian.co.uk

David Cameron on riots: broken society is top of my political agenda | UK news | guardian.co.uk: "Prime minister delivers a speech describing last week's rioting a 'wake-up call' for the country and says ministers will ensure policies address the causes of 'broken Britain'"

Maybe the US should also see this as a wake up call and start thinking about the 46 million people who live on food stamps.

FDA approves computer chip for humans - Health - Health care - msnbc.com

FDA approves computer chip for humans - Health - Health care - msnbc.com: "The microchips have already been implanted in 1 million pets. But the chip’s possible dual use for tracking people’s movements — as well as speeding delivery of their medical information to emergency rooms — has raised alarm."

Israeli protests continue to gain momentum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israeli protests continue to gain momentum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
The changes will come if the Israeli people want change.

Afghans' dire need for clean water - Asia - Al Jazeera English

Afghans' dire need for clean water - Asia - Al Jazeera English
And we are told that NATO forces are in Afghanistan to rebuild the infrastructure of this country and it has cost the US tax payers billioins of dollars.

Report: 773 Pakistani Civilians Killed in U.S. Drone Strikes

Report: 773 Pakistani Civilians Killed in U.S. Drone Strikes

Report: Israeli army planting new mines along Syria border to stop protesters from crossing - The Washington Post

Report: Israeli army planting new mines along Syria border to stop protesters from crossing - The Washington Post: "JERUSALEM — Israel’s army is planting new land mines along its border with Syria in an attempt to dissuade protesters from rushing into the Golan Heights, according to a report in an Israeli military magazine."

Chimpanzee research an endangered species as experts debate usefulness, ethics - The Washington Post

Chimpanzee research an endangered species as experts debate usefulness, ethics - The Washington Post: "The European Union banned the practice last year, leaving the United States and Gabon as the only countries conducting medical research on chimpanzees. At drug companies, chimp research is waning with the emergence of lower-cost, higher-tech alternatives."

Again when it comes to the respect f life the US trails behind.

Cluster bomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cluster bomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Afghanistan, 2001

"Afghanistan, 2001

[edit]Iraq, 2003

  • Used by the United States and the United Kingdom
The NGO Human Rights Watch claims Iraqi civilians were attacked with at least two million Cluster Munition bombs during Operation Iraqi Freedom by the US and the UK in 2003.[11]

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Lebanon, 1978, 1982 and 2006

During the Israeli-Lebanese conflict in 1982, Israel used cluster munitions, many of them American-made, on targets in southern Lebanon. Israel also used cluster bombs in the 2006 Lebanon War.[12][13][14]
Two types of cluster munitions were transferred to Israel from the U.S. The first was the CBU-58 which uses the BLU-63 bomblet. This cluster bomb is no longer in production. The second was the MK-20 Rockeye, produced by Honeywell Incorporated in Minneapolis.[source?] The CBU-58 was used by Israel in Lebanon in both 1978 and 1982.[12] The Israeli Defense company Israel Military Industries also manufactures the more up-to-date M-85 cluster bomb.
Hezbollah fired Chinese-manufactured cluster munitions into Israel using 122-mm rocket launchers during the 2006 war, hitting Kiryat Motzkin,Nahariya, Karmiel, Maghar, and Safsufa. A total of 113 rockets and 4,407 submunitions were fired into Israel during the war. The rockets killed one person and injured twelve.[15]
The United Nations and human rights groups have accused Israel of dropping as many as 4 million cluster bomblets onto targets in Lebanon during the 2006 Lebanon war.[16][17]
"Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz plans to appoint a major general to investigate the use of cluster bombs — some of which were fired against his order — during the Lebanon war. Halutz ordered the IDF to use cluster bombs with extreme caution and not to fire them into populated areas. Nonetheless, it did so anyway, primarily using artillery batteries and the Multiple Launch System (MRLS). IDF artillery, MLRS and aircraft are thought to have delivered thousands of cluster bombs, containing a total of some 4 million bomblets during the war."[17][18]
Human Rights Watch said there was evidence that Israel had used cluster bombs very close to civilian areas and described them as "unacceptably inaccurate and unreliable weapons when used around civilians" and that "they should never be used in populated areas."[19]Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of using cluster munitions in an attack on Bilda, a Lebanese village, on 19 July[20] which killed 1 civilian and injured 12, including seven children. The Israeli "army defended ... the use of cluster munitions in its offensive with Lebanon, saying that using such munitions was 'legal under international law' and the army employed them 'in accordance with international standards.'"[21]Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mark Regev added, "[I]f NATO countries stock these weapons and have used them in recent conflicts — inYugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq — the world has no reason to point a finger at Israel."[22]"

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File:Cluster Munitions Convention.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

File:Cluster Munitions Convention.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFile:Cluster Munitions Convention.svg
Signatories to the Convention are in blue and States Parties in purple.

Note: the US nor Israel have signed or are planning to destroy their huge stockpiles.

Locke says China need not fret over dollar assets | Reuters

Locke says China need not fret over dollar assets | Reuters: "(Reuters) - China should rest easy that its investments in the dollar remain safe, the newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing, Gary Locke, said on Sunday, adding that the world's two biggest economies could find common ground despite economic and political strains."

What would happen if China sold its US assets?

Analysis: China costs start to worry U.S. multinationals | Reuters

Analysis: China costs start to worry U.S. multinationals | Reuters: "(Reuters) - For years, low prices on China-sourced goods helped dampen inflation in the United States. Now China's efforts to boost domestic consumer spending, reducing reliance on exports, are leading to higher costs for multinationals that manufacture goods there."

UK government says must tackle social problems after riots | Reuters

UK government says must tackle social problems after riots | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Britain needs to tackle deep-seated social problems following riots and looting in English cities this week, the center-right government said on Saturday, and a U.S. street crime expert it has brought in said arrests alone would not solve the problem."

About 50 teens arrested for violating earlier Philly curfew meant to curb violent youth mobs - The Washington Post

About 50 teens arrested for violating earlier Philly curfew meant to curb violent youth mobs - The Washington Post: "PHILADELPHIA — About 50 teenagers were arrested for violating a newly enforced curfew for minors aimed at cracking down on mobs of young people responsible for random attacks on people as well as property damage, police in Philadelphia said Saturday."
Things are heating up, soon we'll have marshall law.

Army suicides set record in July - The Washington Post

Army suicides set record in July - The Washington Post
Bring our children home.

US postal workers face massive job losses | Business | The Guardian

US postal workers face massive job losses | Business | The Guardian: "Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe wants to cut 220,000 jobs in four years"

Add the 120,000 jobs losses in UPS; and where are these people going to find work?

Tory MP Louise Mensch backs social network blackouts during civil unrest | UK news | The Guardian

Tory MP Louise Mensch backs social network blackouts during civil unrest | UK news | The Guardian
This is what Egypt did, or China...

Shell confirms oil leak in North Sea | Business | The Guardian

Shell confirms oil leak in North Sea | Business | The Guardian: "Company confirms spill from flow line serving Gannet Alpha platform and takes further measures to isolate it"


Israel okays 1,600 settler homes for East Jerusalem | Reuters

Israel okays 1,600 settler homes for East Jerusalem | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Israel's interior minister has given final approval for a plan to build 1,600 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a project whose announcement last year during a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden caused a diplomatic rift with Washington."

This is an aggressive land grab and should be sanctioned by the UN and the US.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011 shortlist – in pictures | Science | guardian.co.uk

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011 shortlist – in pictures | Science | guardian.co.uk

'I feel like I've saved a life': the women clearing Lebanon of cluster bombs | World news | The Guardian

'I feel like I've saved a life': the women clearing Lebanon of cluster bombs | World news | The Guardian: "An all-female team is doing the hazardous and painstaking work of removing unexploded Israeli ordnance from the 2006 war"

London riots: Britain weighs personal freedoms against need to keep order - The Washington Post

London riots: Britain weighs personal freedoms against need to keep order - The Washington Post: "Governments from China to the authoritarian regimes challenged by the Arab Spring have sought to control social networking sites, fearing their power to connect and organize dissidents hungry for democracy."

Instead of creating jobs and security for its people the UK government is violating people's right to privacy, and asking its citizens to tell on their anarchists neighbors; these are fascist tactics typical of repressive autocratic governments.

Postal Service proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of health-care plan - The Washington Post

Postal Service proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of health-care plan - The Washington Post

Pfizer pays out to Nigerian families of meningitis drug trial victims | World news | The Guardian

Pfizer pays out to Nigerian families of meningitis drug trial victims | World news | The Guardian: "Pfizer pays compensation to families of four children after 15-year legal battle over controversial drug trial in state of Kano"

And the drug trials in third world countries continue and it is supported by non for profit foundations including the Gates foundation. The reasons pharmaceutical companies do trial in places like Africa and India is that there is no FDA and they have access to large numbers of humans. In other words humans are used as guinea pigs.

Nato troops die in Afghanistan roadside bomb | World news | guardian.co.uk

Nato troops die in Afghanistan roadside bomb | World news | guardian.co.uk:
"• Roadside bomb kills five foreign troops in southern Afghanistan
• At least 50 foreign troops have died this month"

Gene therapy shown to destroy leukemia tumors | Reuters

Gene therapy shown to destroy leukemia tumors | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have used gene therapy to successfully destroy cancer tumors in patients with advanced disease -- a goal that has taken 20 years to achieve."

Anonymous says it will take down Facebook on Nov. 5 - Faster Forward - The Washington Post

Anonymous says it will take down Facebook on Nov. 5 - Faster Forward - The Washington Post: "“If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy,” the group said in a statement. The statement also accuses Facebook of selling information to the government, something the company has denied doing in the past."

US military to launch fastest-ever plane | World news | The Guardian

US military to launch fastest-ever plane | World news | The Guardian: "Unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 can travel from London to Sydney in less than an hour"
Anyone scared out there?

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan's atomic tragedies | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan's atomic tragedies | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

US drone strike kills 21 suspected militants in Pakistan | World news | guardian.co.uk

US drone strike kills 21 suspected militants in Pakistan | World news | guardian.co.uk: "But since the May commando raid, which Pakistan considers a grievous breach of sovereignty, the powerful head of the army, General Ashfaq Kayani, has called for a halt.

Washington appears determined to press forward with drone attacks, which it sees as an effective tool to stem cross-border attacks by militants on foreign forces in Afghanistan."

More US violations, and what defines a war? These strikes have not been approved by congress.

Debt crisis: share prices slump in response to France deficit | Business | The Guardian

Debt crisis: share prices slump in response to France deficit | Business | The Guardian

Tripoli says NATO strike kills dozens of civilians | Reuters

Tripoli says NATO strike kills dozens of civilians | Reuters

US/NATO have killed millions of civilians since WWII yet no sanctions have ever been imposed on those countries. The bombings we call wars are unilateral: where are the Taliban or Al Qaeda's airplanes, tanks, missiles with depleted uranium or cluster bombs? These are not wars we are raging , they are massacres and assassinations, and thus they are crimes against humanity and they are led by righteous leaders (military or governmental bullies) who control the public opinion with lies, fear and bigotry.

Special report: The perils of Paulson | Reuters

Special report: The perils of Paulson | Reuters

Les �meutes gagnent d'autres villes britanniques dont Manchester - LeMonde.fr

Les émeutes gagnent d'autres villes britanniques dont Manchester - LeMonde.fr: "JEUNES DéFAVORISES

Le pays s'interroge sur les raisons de ces violences, les plus graves depuis des décennies.

Le classe politique et la police y voient de la 'violence gratuite et du vol opportuniste, ni plus ni moins', selon les termes du vice-Premier ministre, Nick Clegg.

Mais les habitants des quartiers concernés et certains commentateurs les attribuent aux tensions entre les jeunes et la police, aux difficultés économiques en cette période d'austérité et aux écarts de richesse croissants."

La Fed laisse ses taux directeurs inchang�s mais n'annonce aucune mesure de relance - LeMonde.fr

La Fed laisse ses taux directeurs inchang�s mais n'annonce aucune mesure de relance - LeMonde.fr: "Mardi soir, la Fed a annonc�dans un communiqu�qu'elle allait garder son taux d'int�r�t directeur pr�s de z�ro 'au moins jusque mi-2013'. Son taux d'int�r�t directeur, maintenu entre 0 % et 0,25 % depuis d�cembre 2008, devrait rester �ce niveau au moins deux ans encore."

Feds to keep interest near zero until mid-2013.

Japan's population declines for 2nd year in a row NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English: "The ministry attributes the decline to a decrease in births for a 3rd consecutive year and a record-high number of deaths since 1968, when the government began keeping relevant records."

Tripoli says NATO strike kills dozens of civilians | Reuters

Tripoli says NATO strike kills dozens of civilians | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Libyan officials said on Tuesday dozens of civilians had been killed in a NATO strike on a cluster of farmhouses east of Tripoli, but the alliance said it hit a legitimate military target."

Nagasaki atomic bombing remembered - NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English: "After an updated list of the names of 155,546 victims was placed at the cenotaph, the peace bell tolled at 11:02 -- the moment the bomb struck in 1945."

British riots spread on third night of violence | Reuters

British riots spread on third night of violence | Reuters: "Youths appeared to have used a free message service on Blackberry mobile phones to coordinate attacks on shops and police.

Research In Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of Blackberry smartphones, said it would work with British authorities, but gave no details on what information, if any, it would give the police."



Wall Street sinks after S&P downgrade | Reuters

Wall Street sinks after S&P downgrade | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Stocks tumbled on Monday, the first session after rating agency Standard & Poor's cut the top-tier AAA credit rating of the United States, further unnerving already-skittish investors."

Israel unveils missile video | Video | Reuters.com

Israel unveils missile video | Video | Reuters.com

Japan PM marks Hiroshima with nuclear pledge - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

Japan PM marks Hiroshima with nuclear pledge - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

"Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki,[1] with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a US estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15–20% died from radiation sickness, 20–30% from flash burns, and 50–60% from other injuries, compounded by illness.[5] In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.[6][7][8]".  
Wikpedia
Two photos of atomic bomb mushroom clouds, over two Japanese cities in 1945.

Hiroshima nuclear cloud on the left. Source: Wikipedia


And the Americans should feel the shame for these crimes against humanity.

46 millions or 15% of Americans live on food stamps - Le monde

And this number has grown 2.5% between May 2010 and April 2011. See Le Monde

Niger Delta villagers go to the Hague to fight against oil giant Shell | World news | The Observer

Niger Delta villagers go to the Hague to fight against oil giant Shell | World news | The Observer: "This once self-sufficient community suffered from the excesses of oil firms and corrupt officials. Now, the villagers are blamed for everything and the arms dealers are having a field day"

Reaction to the US credit rating downgrade | Business | guardian.co.uk

Reaction to the US credit rating downgrade | Business | guardian.co.uk

Federal probes of mortgage lenders fizzle: report | Reuters

Federal probes of mortgage lenders fizzle: report | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Federal criminal investigations into failed mortgage lenders IndyMac Bancorp and New Century Financial corp have stalled, and a third probe into Washington Mutual Inc (WaMu), has ended with no charges being filed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday."

White crimes and corruption pay.

China tells U.S. good old days of borrowing are over | Reuters

China tells U.S. good old days of borrowing are over | Reuters: "(Reuters) - China bluntly criticized the United States on Saturday one day after the superpower's credit rating was downgraded, saying the 'good old days' of borrowing were over."

Oops,

List of combat losses of United States military aircraft since the Vietnam War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of combat losses of United States military aircraft since the Vietnam War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. troops | Reuters

NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. troops | Reuters: "(Reuters) - A NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. soldiers and 7 Afghans, the Afghan president said on Saturday, a devastating toll and easily the worst single incident for foreign troops in 10 years of war."

Aircraft loses in Iraq, the data is from Wikipedia:

Rotary-wing losses
133 (43 to hostile fire)
Fixed-wing losses
24 (*2 to hostile fire, **2 to friendly fire)




Aircraft loses in Afghanistan, data is from Wikipedia:


Rotary-wing losses
101 (17 to hostile fire) plus one today.
Fixed-wing losses
23 (*1 to hostile fire while on the ground)


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235 rotary wing losses
47 fixed-wing losses

And with this huge economic loses, we understand why the US is broke and passed the bill to the middle class; and is preparing to cut most social services such as Medicaid and Medicare. And not only are the "little" people giving up their savings and security for the future, they are loosing their children.

Bring the troops home, pass the saving to save social security and to create jobs to insure a future of the People.