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Israel sanctions mean Palestinian Authority cannot pay employees' wages | World news | The Guardian

Israel sanctions mean Palestinian Authority cannot pay employees' wages | World news | The Guardian: "Refusal to release tax revenue will hit one-third of Palestinians, who go to the polls with rest of West Bank and Gaza on 4 May"


China supports Pakistan in row over Nato border attack | World news | The Guardian

China supports Pakistan in row over Nato border attack | World news | The Guardian: "China says it is 'deeply shocked' by Pakistani soldiers' deaths, as Afghan and Nato officials again say they came under fire first"

Iran: explosion in Isfahan reported | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iran: explosion in Isfahan reported | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Widely conflicting reports emerge of apparent explosion in the north-east of Isfahan near where nuclear facilities are located"

Citigroup-SEC settlement rejected by New York judge | Business | guardian.co.uk

Citigroup-SEC settlement rejected by New York judge | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Jed Rakoff blocks $285m CDO settlement, arguing that the deal obscured an 'overriding public interest in knowing the truth'"

Pakistan orders US to leave airbase in row over deadly Nato assault | World news | guardian.co.uk

Pakistan orders US to leave airbase in row over deadly Nato assault | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Islamabad says US must leave Shamsi base in 15 days after deaths of at least 24 Pakistani soldiers in mistaken attack"

Cesium levels hit tens of billions of becquerels at river mouth - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Cesium levels hit tens of billions of becquerels at river mouth - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun: "Researchers have sounded the alarm over river water containing cesium levels at tens of billions of becquerels a day flowing into the sea near Fukushima Prefecture, site of the crippled nuclear power plant."

Cesium from Fukushima plant fell all over Japan - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Cesium from Fukushima plant fell all over Japan - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun: "Radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have now been confirmed in all prefectures, including Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, about 1,700 kilometers from the plant, according to the science ministry."

German police clear huge sit-in at nuke protest - seattlepi.com

German police clear huge sit-in at nuke protest - seattlepi.com: BERLIN (AP) — "German police say they have cleared a sit-in of thousands of protesters attempting to block a shipment of nuclear waste and have detained 1,300 people."

Pakistanis protest at U.S. consulate after NATO attack | Reuters

Pakistanis protest at U.S. consulate after NATO attack | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Thousands gathered outside the American consulate in the city of Karachi on Sunday to protest against a NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops and is threatening a strategic alliance between the countries."

Israeli desert plan would uproot 30,000 Bedouin | Reuters

Israeli desert plan would uproot 30,000 Bedouin | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Bulldozed by Israel more than two dozen times, a village known by Bedouin Arabs as Al-Arakib is one of many ramshackle desert communities whose names have never appeared on any official map."

Activists accuse Mexican president of war crimes in drug crackdown | World news | guardian.co.uk

Activists accuse Mexican president of war crimes in drug crackdown | World news | guardian.co.uk: "International criminal court asked to investigate Felipe Caldéron over killing, torture and kidnap of civilians by army and police"

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The National Union of Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a Freedom of Information Act request to investigate possible federal involvement with law enforcement practices that appeared to target journalists. The New York Times reported that "New York cops have arrested, punched, whacked, shoved to the ground and tossed a barrier at reporters and photographers" covering protests."

German police spray water at protesters | Video | Reuters.com

German police spray water at protesters | Video | Reuters.com: Nov 26 - "German police spray water at anti-nuclear protesters near a storage depot overnight where 150 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste is expected to arrive later this weekend. Rough cut (No reporter narration)( Transcript )"

Violence, pepper spray mar Black Friday shopping | Reuters

Violence, pepper spray mar Black Friday shopping | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Black Friday turned into a black mark against American shoppers as riotous crowds brawled over video games, waffle irons and towels, drawing international condemnation and even raising questions about the state of humanity."

Pakistan stops NATO supplies after raid kills up to 28 | Reuters

Pakistan stops NATO supplies after raid kills up to 28 | Reuters: (Reuters) - "NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing as many as 28 troops and plunging U.S.-Pakistan relations, already deeply frayed, further into crisis."

U.S. withdrawal from Iraq: Eight years worth of stuff | Reuters

U.S. withdrawal from Iraq: Eight years worth of stuff | Reuters

Finally the troops are coming home or are they simply rotating in Afghanistan?

Thousands rally in Egypt on last chance Friday | Reuters

Thousands rally in Egypt on last chance Friday | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to military rule converged on Cairo's Tahrir square on Friday in what activists say will be the biggest day yet in a week of demonstrations in which 41 people have been killed."

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrive in D.C. after 231-mile walk from New York - The Washington Post

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrive in D.C. after 231-mile walk from New York - The Washington Post

Afghan president condemns killing of 6 children, 1 man in southern Afghanistan - The Washington Post

Afghan president condemns killing of 6 children, 1 man in southern Afghanistan - The Washington Post

Destruction of Occupy Wall Street 'People's Library' draws ire | News | guardian.co.uk

Destruction of Occupy Wall Street 'People's Library' draws ire | News | guardian.co.uk

Since money talks, Wall Street will get this message | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Since money talks, Wall Street will get this message | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "We, the 99%, don't know our own power: we can move billions of dollars from corporate megabanks to people's credit unions"

Medvedev threatens US over missile shield | World news | guardian.co.uk

Medvedev threatens US over missile shield | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Russia's president said country would deploy missiles to target the shield in Europe if the US fails to provide guarantees"

Iran 'arrests 12 CIA agents' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iran 'arrests 12 CIA agents' | World news | guardian.co.uk:" Influential politician tells official news agency agents planned to strike Iranian interests with the aid of Israel"

Fresh round of hacked climate science emails leaked online | Environment | The Guardian

Fresh round of hacked climate science emails leaked online | Environment | The Guardian: "A file containing 5,000 emails has been made available in an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of 2009's similar release"

US road accident casualties: every one mapped across America | News | guardian.co.uk

US road accident casualties: every one mapped across America | News | guardian.co.uk:" 369,629 people died on America's roads between 2001 and 2009. Following its analysis of UK casualties last week, transport data mapping experts ITO World have taken the official data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - and produced this powerful map using OpenStreetMap. You can zoom around the map using the controls on the left or search for your town using the box on the right - and the key is on the top left. Each dot represents a life"

Left, right, left: the changing face of EU politics - interactive | World news | guardian.co.uk

Left, right, left: the changing face of EU politics - interactive | World news | guardian.co.uk

Right wingers are on the rise and so is the economic depression, the two seem correlated.

Disastrous bond sale shakes confidence in Germany | Reuters

Disastrous bond sale shakes confidence in Germany | Reuters: "Financial markets were also unnerved by newspaper reports that Belgium may be pressing France for an expansion of a 90 billion euro ($120 billion) bailout of failed bank Dexia."

Yemen's Saleh in Saudi to sign power transfer deal | Reuters

Yemen's Saleh in Saudi to sign power transfer deal | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to sign a deal brokered by Gulf states that would ease him out of power, state media said, after 10 months of protests against his rule that have crippled the country."

Rats help Colombia sniff out deadly landmines | Reuters

Rats help Colombia sniff out deadly landmines | Reuters: (Reuters) - "In a laboratory on the grounds of a police-guarded complex, 11 white-furred rats wait their turn to impress trainers and perhaps receive a bit of sugar as reward."

China says to go ahead with Pacific naval drills | Reuters

China says to go ahead with Pacific naval drills | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China said Wednesday it will go ahead with naval exercises in the western Pacific this month, an announcement that came a week after Washington reinforced its Asia-Pacific footprint with plans to operate 2,500 U.S. Marines out of northern Australia."

Stocks set for 6th losing day on Europe, China woes | Reuters

Stocks set for 6th losing day on Europe, China woes | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as worries about the euro zone crisis and weak data from China weighed on investor sentiment, putting the S&P 500 on track for a sixth day of losses."

U.S. Economic Growth Is Revised Down to 2 Percent - NYTimes.com

U.S. Economic Growth Is Revised Down to 2 Percent - NYTimes.com: "The United States economy grew at a slightly slower pace than previously estimated in the third quarter, but weak inventory accumulation amid sturdy consumer spending strengthened analysts’ views that output would pick up in the current quarter."

Cleaning up Japan’s nuclear mess: The twilight zone | The Economist

Cleaning up Japan’s nuclear mess: The twilight zone | The Economist

Pepper spray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pepper spray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"For those with asthma, taking other drugs, or subject to restraining techniques which restrict the breathing passages, there is a risk of death. The Los Angeles Times has reported at least 61 deaths associated with police use of pepper spray since 1990 in the USA.[7] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) documented 27 people in police custody who died after exposure to pepper spray in California since 1993.[3][8][9] However, the ACLU report counts any death occurring within hours of exposure to pepper spray. In all 27 cases, the coroners' report listed other factors as the primary cause of death, though in some cases the use of pepper spray may have been a contributing factor.[3]
The US Army concluded in a 1993 Aberdeen Proving Ground study that pepper spray could cause "[m]utagenic effects, carcinogenic effects, sensitization, cardiovascular and pulmonary toxicity, neurotoxicity, as well as possible human fatalities. There is a risk in using this product on a large and varied population".[10] However, the pepper spray was widely approved in the US despite the reservations of the US military scientists after it passed FBI tests in 1991. As of 1999, it was in use by more than 2000 public safety agencies.[11]
The head of the FBI's Less-Than-Lethal Weapons Program at the time of the 1991 study, Special Agent Thomas W. W. Ward, was fired by the FBI and was sentenced to two months in prison for receiving payments from a peppergas manufacturer while conducting and authoring the FBI study that eventually approved pepper spray for FBI use.[9][12][13] Prosecutors said that from December 1989 through 1990, Ward received about $5,000 a month for a total of $57,500, from Luckey Police Products, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that was a major producer and supplier of pepper spray. The payments were paid through a Florida company owned by Ward's wife.[14]"

How dangerous is pepper spray? | World news | guardian.co.uk

How dangerous is pepper spray? | World news | guardian.co.uk:" Studies suggest the use of pepper spray on peaceful protesters, such as the UC Davis students, is likely to make them more violent"

Doubts cast on faster-than-light neutrinos experiment | Science | The Guardian

Doubts cast on faster-than-light neutrinos experiment | Science | The Guardian

UC Davis campus police use pepper spray on students - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

UC Davis campus police use pepper spray on students - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Seattle protester claims police caused her miscarriage | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Seattle protester claims police caused her miscarriage | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Jennifer Fox, who was pepper sprayed during the march last Tuesday, alleges that police officers hit her twice in the stomach"

Tahrir Square: police clash with protesters live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

Tahrir Square: police clash with protesters live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

BofA warned by regulators to get stronger: report | Reuters

BofA warned by regulators to get stronger: report | Reuters: (Reuters) - "U.S. regulators have informed Bank of America's (BAC.N) board that the company could face public enforcement action if they are not satisfied with recent steps taken to strengthen the bank, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation."

JP Morgan to buy MF Global's London Metals Exchange stake | Reuters

JP Morgan to buy MF Global's London Metals Exchange stake | Reuters: (Reuters) -" J.P. Morgan will soon announce it has bought a 4.7 percent stake in the London Metal Exchange (LME) from defunct U.S. brokerage MF Global, two people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, making it the exchange's largest shareholder."

Bradley Manning hearing date set as court martial process finally begins | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning hearing date set as court martial process finally begins | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Manning, accused of leaking secrets to WikiLeaks, to go to pre-trial – known as Article 32 hearing – in Maryland next month"

Egypt's government offers to resign as protests grow | World news | The Guardian

Egypt's government offers to resign as protests grow | World news | The Guardian:" Generals have opened crisis talks with civilian political leaders after widespread violence continued to plunge Egypt into turmoil"

Harrisburg needs the bankruptcy option | MuniLand

Harrisburg needs the bankruptcy option | MuniLand

Wall Street sinks on global debt worry | Reuters

Wall Street sinks on global debt worry | Reuters

Study Finds Foster Children Often Given Antipsychosis Drugs - NYTimes.com

Study Finds Foster Children Often Given Antipsychosis Drugs - NYTimes.com: "The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, is the first to investigate how often youngsters in foster care are given two antipsychotic drugs at once, the authors said. The drugs include Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa — among other so-called major tranquilizers — which were developed for schizophrenia but are now used as all-purpose drugs for almost any psychiatric symptoms."

Egypt Clashes Enter 3rd Day as Military Faces Pressure - NYTimes.com

Egypt Clashes Enter 3rd Day as Military Faces Pressure - NYTimes.com: CAIRO — "Egypt’s military rulers on Monday faced the most sustained and bloodiest challenge to their hold on power since the fall of Hosni Mubarak as demonstrators clashed for a third successive day with security forces around Tahrir Square after new clashes broke out across the country."

Wall St. Slides on Pessimism About Deficit Deal - NYTimes.com

Wall St. Slides on Pessimism About Deficit Deal - NYTimes.com

Two Ex-Jets Have Moved On, but Concussion Effects Linger - NYTimes.com

Two Ex-Jets Have Moved On, but Concussion Effects Linger - NYTimes.com

Palestinian president to seek unity government deal with Hamas | World news | The Guardian

Palestinian president to seek unity government deal with Hamas | World news | The Guardian: "Israel warns Mahmoud Abbas against striking agreement with his factional rival Khaled Mashal at meeting this week in Cairo"

UC Davis police chief put on leave after pepper-spray incident | World news | guardian.co.uk

UC Davis police chief put on leave after pepper-spray incident | World news | guardian.co.uk: "University says Annette Spicuzza placed on leave to restore trust and calm tensions after police pepper-sprayed students"

Risks of global recession mount | Reuters

Risks of global recession mount | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Financial contagion from Europe is pushing global economies toward the brink, and the risks of slipping into worldwide recession are rising significantly."

Insight: Anger rises as MF Global clients see billions frozen | Reuters

Insight: Anger rises as MF Global clients see billions frozen | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Three weeks after MF Global's collapse, furious former customers are still fighting for access to billions of dollars as they question why as much as two-thirds of their money is still frozen."

Egyptians protest at army, clashes kill at least 12 | Reuters

Egyptians protest at army, clashes kill at least 12 | Reuters: (Reuters) - "At least 12 people were killed in clashes between security forces and crowds protesting against Egypt's ruling military council in some of the worst violence since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak."

Is the end of the world really nigh? | Science | The Observer

Is the end of the world really nigh? | Science | The Observer: "Science is moving ever closer to understanding how, and when, humanity may be extinguished"

Obama regrets US debt as he ends Asia trip - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

Obama regrets US debt as he ends Asia trip - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English:" If we want an economy that's built to last and built to compete, we have to change that. We have to restore America's manufacturing might, which is what helped us build the largest middle-class in history," Obama said.'

Violent Protests in Egypt Pit Thousands Against Police - NYTimes.com

Violent Protests in Egypt Pit Thousands Against Police - NYTimes.com

Police arrest 11 as Occupy D.C. supporters take over Franklin School building - The Washington Post

Police arrest 11 as Occupy D.C. supporters take over Franklin School building - The Washington Post: "Police arrested 11 people Saturday evening inside an abandoned historic building in downtown Washington after sympathizers of the Occupy D.C. movement took over the former homeless shelter."

License plate readers: A useful tool for police comes with privacy concerns - The Washington Post

License plate readers: A useful tool for police comes with privacy concerns - The Washington Post: "With virtually no public debate, police agencies have begun storing the information from the cameras, building databases that document the travels of millions of vehicles."


This is what happens when Americans don't fight for their right to privacy.

After Japan nuclear disaster, a wasteland - The Washington Post

After Japan nuclear disaster, a wasteland - The Washington Post

China's green growth potential 'could create 9.5m new jobs' | Environment | guardian.co.uk

China's green growth potential 'could create 9.5m new jobs' | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Report urges China to replace dirty, energy intensive industries with renewable technology and other 'green' businesses"

Would this not be the case anywhere in the world?

License to kill | Photographers Blog

License to kill | Photographers Blog

Renminbi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Renminbi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


"The Renminbi (RMBsign¥codeCNY; also CN¥ and CN元) is the official currency of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Renminbi is legal tender in mainland China, but not in Hong Kong or Macau. It is issued by the People's Bank of China, the monetary authority of the PRC.[4] Its name (simplified Chinese人民币traditional Chinese人民幣pinyinrénmínbì) means "people's currency".
The primary unit of renminbi is the yuán (元). One yuan is subdivided into 10 jiǎo (角), which in turn is subdivided into 10 fēn (分). Renminbi banknotes are available in denominations from 1 jiao to 100 yuan (¥0.1–100) and coins have denominations from 1 fen to 1 yuan (¥0.01–1). Thus, some denominations exist in coins and banknotes, but they are usually used in coins if under ¥1. Coins under ¥0.1 are used infrequently.
Through most of its history, the value of the renminbi was pegged to the U.S. dollar. As China pursued its gradual transition from central planning to a free market economy, and increased its participation in foreign trade, the renminbi was devalued to increase the competitiveness of Chinese industry. It has been claimed that the current official exchange rate is lower than the value of the renminbi by purchasing power parity, undervalued by as much as 37.5% (see below).[5]
Since 2005, the renminbi exchange rate has been allowed to float in a narrow margin around a fixed base rate determined with reference to a basket of world currencies. The Chinese government has announced that it will gradually increase the flexibility of the exchange rate. China has initiated various pilot projects to "internationalize" the RMB in the hope that it will become a reserve currency over the long term.[6][7]"

China's Wen tells Obama exchange rate reforms successful | Reuters

China's Wen tells Obama exchange rate reforms successful | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday that China will strengthen the flexibility of the yuan's exchange rate, and that it had already achieved notable success in exchange rate reform, state media reported."

Fukushima rice banned by Japan | World news | guardian.co.uk

Fukushima rice banned by Japan | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Tests on rice from Onami district found it had elevated levels of radioactive caesium"

Supercommittee failure could trigger US credit downgrade, economists warn | World news | guardian.co.uk

Supercommittee failure could trigger US credit downgrade, economists warn | World news | guardian.co.uk:" Economists predict dire consequences if committee fails to reach agreement on how to reduce America's massive debt"

Foreign hackers targeted U.S. water plant in apparent malicious cyber attack, expert says - Checkpoint Washington - The Washington Post

Foreign hackers targeted U.S. water plant in apparent malicious cyber attack, expert says - Checkpoint Washington - The Washington Post:" Foreign hackers caused a pump at an Illinois water plant to fail last week, according to a preliminary state report. Experts said the cyber-attack, if confirmed, would be the first known to have damaged one of the systems that supply Americans with water, electricity and other essentials of modern life."

Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned | World news | guardian.co.uk

Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Critics say bureau is running a sting operation across America, targeting vulnerable people by luring them into fake terror plots"

Neutrinos still faster than light in latest version of experiment | Science | guardian.co.uk

Neutrinos still faster than light in latest version of experiment | Science | guardian.co.uk: "Finding that contradicts Einstein's theory of special relativity is repeated with fine-tuned procedures and equipment"

Occupy Oakland: footage shows police beating 'peaceful' Iraq war veteran | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Oakland: footage shows police beating 'peaceful' Iraq war veteran | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Oakland police investigating after ex-marine Kayvan Sabehgi suffered a ruptured spleen in apparently unprovoked incident"

Thousands protest in Egypt's Tahrir against army rule | Reuters

Thousands protest in Egypt's Tahrir against army rule | Reuters: (Reuters) - "About 50,000 mainly Islamist protesters flocked to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to press Egypt's military rulers to transfer power to elected civilians after the cabinet launched a move to exempt the army from parliamentary oversight."

Analysis: IMF can no longer avoid bigger role in euro zone | Reuters

Analysis: IMF can no longer avoid bigger role in euro zone | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The International Monetary Fund is inserting itself more forcefully into Europe's efforts to resolve its debt crisis, hoping to stem a contagion that is spreading worldwide and threatening global growth."

Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's US ambassador, offers to resign | World news | The Guardian

Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's US ambassador, offers to resign | World news | The Guardian

Hybrid cars safer in crashes: insurers' study | Reuters

Hybrid cars safer in crashes: insurers' study | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Hybrid vehicles are 25 percent safer for their occupants than conventional fuel models but are more hazardous for pedestrians, according to a study from an insurance institute released on Thursday."

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. children poor, Census says | Reuters

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. children poor, Census says | Reuters

Benetton’s controversial kissing ads - The Washington Post

Benetton’s controversial kissing ads - The Washington Post

GOP supercommittee members’ tax plan gives party an identity crisis - The Washington Post

GOP supercommittee members’ tax plan gives party an identity crisis - The Washington Post

Protesters storm Kuwait parliament - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Protesters storm Kuwait parliament - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

IPCC expected to confirm link between climate change and extreme weather | Environment | guardian.co.uk

IPCC expected to confirm link between climate change and extreme weather | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Report likely to conclude that man-made emissions are increasing the frequency of storms, floods and droughts"

The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia:

The Face of Modern Slavery - NYTimes.com

The Face of Modern Slavery - NYTimes.com

As Graduates Move Back Home, Economy Feels the Pain - NYTimes.com

As Graduates Move Back Home, Economy Feels the Pain - NYTimes.com



The economists are stuck on capitalism, and it is now collapsing by the capitalists own doing. Their is a need for new economic theories but economists lack creativity.

Protesters and Officers Clash Near Wall Street - NYTimes.com

Protesters and Officers Clash Near Wall Street - NYTimes.com

Eight arrests at Dallas bank protest | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

Eight arrests at Dallas bank protest | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

San Franciso police arrest 100 in Bank of America protest - latimes.com

San Franciso police arrest 100 in Bank of America protest - latimes.com: "Officers end four-hour standoff after Occupy movement demonstrators, mostly UC students, take over a bank lobby in San Francisco's financial district."

Man set himself alight in Tiananmen Square | World news | guardian.co.uk

Man set himself alight in Tiananmen Square | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Chinese police confirm first self-immolation attempt at site of 1989 pro-democracy protests for five years"

Occupy Wall Street day of action – live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Wall Street day of action – live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Some 300m south, a police barricade, flanked by TV news crews, was blocking access to Wall Street. Workers were allowed to enter the street, but only after showing company ID. I tried to enter, but was told "no press today, for security reasons", by a police officer."

Syria attack prompts Russian talk of civil war | Reuters

Syria attack prompts Russian talk of civil war | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Syrian army defectors may have killed or wounded 20 security police in an attack on a Damascus intelligence base that Russia said on Thursday had brought Syria closer to civil war."

Mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA | Reuters

Mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Applications for U.S. home mortgages dropped last week, erasing the gains of the week before as demand for refinancing evaporated, an industry group said on Wednesday."

Analysis: China climate role could be to corner U.S. | Reuters

Analysis: China climate role could be to corner U.S. | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, could nudge the United States into more action on climate change, rescuing the latest round of global talks and improving its international reputation."

Iran says missile base blast was not caused by Israeli intelligence | World news | The Guardian

Iran says missile base blast was not caused by Israeli intelligence | World news | The Guardian: "A senior Iranian military official on Wednesday denied reports that Israel was linked to the blast. Speaking at a ceremony commemorating those killed on Saturday, Iran's armed forces joint chief of staff, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, said in quotes carried by the semi-official Farsi news agency: "The recent incident and blast is not related to Israel or America.""

Michael Bloomberg's brave new world | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Michael Bloomberg's brave new world | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The destruction of Occupy Wall Street's library, as the NYPD evicted protesters by order of the mayor, was grimly symbolic"

Gingrich acknowledges Freddie Mac consulting fees | Reuters

Gingrich acknowledges Freddie Mac consulting fees | Reuters: "He was reacting to a Bloomberg News story that said he had been paid between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with Freddie Mac, the nation's second-largest provider of mortgage funds."

Protesters storm Kuwait assembly demanding PM quit | Reuters

Protesters storm Kuwait assembly demanding PM quit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Dozens of Kuwaitis briefly stormed Kuwait's parliament building late on Wednesday as hundreds more demonstrated outside, demanding that Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah step down, local media and witnesses said."

Wall Street falls, eyes banking contagion | Reuters

Wall Street falls, eyes banking contagion | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Stocks fell on Wednesday, with selling accelerating late in the session on more warnings about the potential impact of the euro zone's debt crisis on the global economy and the banking system."

Occupy Wall Street and the high cost of the technology revolution - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post

Occupy Wall Street and the high cost of the technology revolution - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post


China opens doors of state-run companies to world’s top talent - The Washington Post

China opens doors of state-run companies to world’s top talent - The Washington Post: "The top talent in countries around the world have a new suitor: the Chinese government."

BofA learned a lesson from debit card fury: CEO | Reuters

BofA learned a lesson from debit card fury: CEO | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Bank of America Corp learned a lesson from its abandoned debit card fee and will work to provide transparency and fair pricing to customers while producing a return for shareholders, Chief Executive Brian Moynihan said on Tuesday."

People united have power.

Syria shunned by Arab League, security HQ attacked | Reuters

Syria shunned by Arab League, security HQ attacked | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Syrian army defectors attacked an intelligence complex on the edge of Damascus early on Wednesday in a high-profile assault that highlights how an eight-month popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad risks sliding into armed conflict."

Hamid Karzai tells loya jirga: no US military pact until night raids cease | World news | The Guardian

Hamid Karzai tells loya jirga: no US military pact until night raids cease | World news | The Guardian: "Afghanistan president outlines conditions for continued presence of US troops, saying Kabul wants national sovereignty"


Time to go home

U.S. Sees China Everywhere As It Shifts Attention to Asia - NYTimes.com

U.S. Sees China Everywhere As It Shifts Attention to Asia - NYTimes.com

Middle-Class Neighborhoods Shrinking, Report Finds - NYTimes.com

Middle-Class Neighborhoods Shrinking, Report Finds - NYTimes.com

Armenia makes chess compulsory in schools | World news | The Guardian

Armenia makes chess compulsory in schools | World news | The Guardian: "Authorities say teaching pastime to primary school children is about building character, not breeding future champions"

Palestinians protest 'racist' bus policy | World news | The Guardian

Palestinians protest 'racist' bus policy | World news | The Guardian:" Israeli authorities accused of operating a policy of racial segregation similar to that in the American south in the 1960s"

Land in parts of Japan 'too radioactive to farm' - Telegraph

Land in parts of Japan 'too radioactive to farm' - Telegraph: "Farmland in parts of Japan is no longer safe because of high levels of radiation in the soil, scientists have warned, as the country struggles to recover from the Fukushima atomic disaster."

Police Clear Occupy Oakland Encampment, but Protesters Return - NYTimes.com

Police Clear Occupy Oakland Encampment, but Protesters Return - NYTimes.com

US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 1,716 - NYTimes.com

US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 1,716 - NYTimes.com: "As of Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at least 1,716 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count."

Reporters Say Police Denied Access to Protest Site - NYTimes.com

Reporters Say Police Denied Access to Protest Site - NYTimes.com: "11:42 a.m. | Updated As New York City police cleared the Occupy Wall Street campsite in Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, many journalists were blocked from observing and interviewing protesters. Some called it a “media blackout” and said in interviews that they believed that the police efforts were a deliberate attempt to tamp down coverage of the operation."

City Officials Resume Occupy London Eviction Moves - NYTimes.com

City Officials Resume Occupy London Eviction Moves - NYTimes.com: "Authorities in London said Tuesday they were resuming legal action to evict a protest camp outside St. Paul's Cathedral after talks with the demonstrators stalled."


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Updates on the Clearing of Zuccotti Park - NYTimes.com

Updates on the Clearing of Zuccotti Park - NYTimes.com

Police Oust Occupy Wall Street Protesters at Zuccotti Park - NYTimes.com

Police Oust Occupy Wall Street Protesters at Zuccotti Park - NYTimes.com

Studies: Stem cells reverse heart damage - CNN.com

Studies: Stem cells reverse heart damage - CNN.com

Apec summits: what the leaders wore - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk

Apec summits: what the leaders wore - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Barack Obama has asked world leaders at the Asian-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Hawaii not to wear traditional dress. Here we take a look at the clothing worn by delegates in years gone by"

Quite funny

Portland police arrest over 50 as protest camps cleared | Reuters

Portland police arrest over 50 as protest camps cleared | Reuters

Buffett sheds tech aversion with big IBM investment | Reuters

Buffett sheds tech aversion with big IBM investment | Reuters: "The Berkshire Hathaway chief executive said he has bought nearly $11 billion of International Business Machines Corp stock in the last eight months, building a roughly 5.5 percent stake that potentially makes him the largest shareholder in the company."

Quote from Howard Zinn from his book: "Voices of a people's history"

"What is common to all these voices is that they have mostly been shut out of the orthodox histories, the major media,the standard textbooks, the controlled culture. The results of having our history dominated by presidents and generals and other "important" people is to create a passive citizenry, not knowing its own powers, always waiting for some savior on high - God or the next president- to bring peace and justice.

History looked at under the surface, in the streets and on the farms, in GI barracks and trailer camps, in factories and offices, tells a different story. Whenever injustices have been remedied, wars halted, woman and blacks and Native Americans given their due, it has been because "unimportant" people spoke up, organized, protested, and brought democracy alive."

Lagarde: Russia, China positive to fund IMF -NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

Radioactive Water in Japan Threatens U.S. Tuna | Video - ABC News

Radioactive Water in Japan Threatens U.S. Tuna | Video - ABC News
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Since the FDA is not testing the tuna or salmon, it is probably a good idea not to eat any. 

Armed clashes intensify in divided Tripoli - The Washington Post

Armed clashes intensify in divided Tripoli - The Washington Post

Banks Quietly Ramp Up Consumer Fees - NYTimes.com

Banks Quietly Ramp Up Consumer Fees - NYTimes.com

Israel reported 'behind blast' that killed Iran's missile chief | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israel reported 'behind blast' that killed Iran's missile chief | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Time's correspondent in Jerusalem, Karl Vick, is reporting that Israel was responsible for the huge blast on Saturday at a Revolutionary Guard missile base, about 35 km west of Tehran. Vick quotes a western intelligence source as saying that Mossad carried out the sabotage attack, adding that more such attacks are to be expected - "There are more bullets in the magazine.""

Portland police arrest more than 50 protesters as Occupy camps cleared | World news | guardian.co.uk

Portland police arrest more than 50 protesters as Occupy camps cleared | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Demonstrators warned 'chemical agents and impact weapons' may be used if they resisted arrest or did not disperse"

Occupy movement plans spring offensive as momentum stalls | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy movement plans spring offensive as momentum stalls | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israeli ministers accused of trying to muzzle critics with funding curbs | World news | The Guardian

Israeli ministers accused of trying to muzzle critics with funding curbs | World news | The Guardian:" The ministerial committee for legislation passed two bills, one of which limits all funding for non-governmental organisations from foreign bodies, including the United Nations, to 20,000 shekels (�3,300) a year. The other seeks to tax all contributions to NGOs by foreign states. Those who support the bills say many NGOs are political groups working under the guise of human rights to "delegitimise Israel"."

Amnesiac cellist astounds doctors with musical memory | Science | The Guardian

Amnesiac cellist astounds doctors with musical memory | Science | The Guardian: "German musician who lost nearly all memory after contracting herpes encephalitis can learn new pieces of music"

Guan Jianzhong: Downgrading the US - Talk to Al Jazeera - Al Jazeera English

Guan Jianzhong: Downgrading the US - Talk to Al Jazeera - Al Jazeera English

Deadly factional clashes erupt in Libya - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Deadly factional clashes erupt in Libya - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Here are the results of the US/NATO's involvement: a destabilized country.

Inside Fukushima - in pictures | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Inside Fukushima - in pictures | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Could graphene be the new silicon? | Science | The Observer

Could graphene be the new silicon? | Science | The Observer

The nocebo effect: Wellcome Trust science writing prize essay | Science | The Observer

The nocebo effect: Wellcome Trust science writing prize essay | Science | The Observer

China threatens US with new debt downgrade | Business | The Guardian

China threatens US with new debt downgrade | Business | The Guardian:
"• Head of ratings agency issues warning in TV interview
• Fears of renewed budget deadlock in Washington"

Should intelligence agencies chase tax evaders? | Reuters

Should intelligence agencies chase tax evaders? | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Three years ago, Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, paid a whistle blower close to 5 million euros ($6.9 million) for DVDs containing information on thousands of secret accounts at a leading Liechtenstein bank."

Facebook Nears Settlement on Charges It Misled Users on Privacy - WSJ.com

Facebook Nears Settlement on Charges It Misled Users on Privacy - WSJ.com

Dominique Strauss-Kahn linked to French prostitution scandal | World news | The Guardian

Dominique Strauss-Kahn linked to French prostitution scandal | World news | The Guardian: "Former IMF chief implicated in investigation into alleged pimping at luxury hotels in northern France"

How the US Justice Department legally hacked my Twitter account | Birgitta J�nsd�ttir | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

How the US Justice Department legally hacked my Twitter account | Birgitta J�nsd�ttir | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Few realise that foreign governments gain the right to our personal data when we sign up to social media. This must end"

Mystery Radiation Detected 'Across Europe' - ABC News

Mystery Radiation Detected 'Across Europe' - ABC News: "The hunt is on for the source of low level radiation detected in the atmosphere "across Europe" over the past several days, nuclear officials said toda

Interactive Map of Asia: Asia Map showing countries and seas

Interactive Map of Asia: Asia Map showing countries and seas

Seoul to conduct radiation checks on all roads - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Seoul to conduct radiation checks on all roads - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


Although the Seoul authorities are blaming asphalt; the cesium is more likely the result of Fukushima's spewing because South Korea is very close to Japan.

Syrian forces kill 11, protesters urge Arabs to act | Reuters

Syrian forces kill 11, protesters urge Arabs to act | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Syrian security forces killed 11 people on Friday as protesters called on the Arab League to suspend Damascus's membership in response to continued violence, activists said."

Wide blame for biggest municipal bankruptcy | Reuters

Wide blame for biggest municipal bankruptcy | Reuters: "JPMorgan, which has said it wanted to avoid bankruptcy, has already paid more than $75 million and waived about $647 million in fees as part of a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over charges of fraud in connection with Jefferson County's sewer debt."

Israel rushes airliner defenses as Libya leaks SAMs | Reuters

Israel rushes airliner defenses as Libya leaks SAMs | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Israel has accelerated the installation of anti-missile defenses on its airliners, a security official said on Friday, seeing an enhanced risk of attack by militants using looted Libyan arms."

More than 1,000 MF Global workers let go | Reuters

More than 1,000 MF Global workers let go | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The brokerage arm of collapsed futures firm MF Global Holdings Ltd has terminated its 1,066-member workforce, according to the trustee in charge of liquidating its assets."

Deja vu

Sovereign Debt Turns Sour in Euro Zone - NYTimes.com

Sovereign Debt Turns Sour in Euro Zone - NYTimes.com

Leon Panetta warns against Iran strike | World news | guardian.co.uk

Leon Panetta warns against Iran strike | World news | guardian.co.uk: "US defence secretary says military action against Iranian nuclear sites could have unintended consequences for the region"

'Kill team' US platoon commander is convicted of murdering Afghan civilians | World news | The Guardian

'Kill team' US platoon commander is convicted of murdering Afghan civilians | World news | The Guardian: "Calvin Gibbs, who made soldiers help him kill civilians and take body part 'trophies', could be out in less than 10 years"

The world of Wikipedia's languages mapped | News | guardian.co.uk

The world of Wikipedia's languages mapped | News | guardian.co.uk: "What happens if you map every geotagged Wikipedia article - and then analyse it for language use? A team of Oxford University researchers has found out"

NC WARN � Nuclear Expert Cites New Concerns about Westinghouse Reactor Design Based on Fukushima Disaster – News Release

NC WARN � Nuclear Expert Cites New Concerns about Westinghouse Reactor Design Based on Fukushima Disaster – News Release

Public Opinion and the Occupy Movement - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Public Opinion and the Occupy Movement - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

With home prices headed down, three ideas to soften the fall - The Washington Post

With home prices headed down, three ideas to soften the fall - The Washington Post: "House prices are currently being driven by distressed home sales — foreclosure and short sales. About a third of home sales nationwide involve distressed properties, an astounding figure. In the busted housing markets of Arizona, California, Florida and Nevada, the share is well over half. Distressed properties are often vacant and in disrepair, and thus sold at significant discounts. As the share of distressed sales grows, home prices fall."

Palestinians may push for UN vote they expect to lose | World news | guardian.co.uk

Palestinians may push for UN vote they expect to lose | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Palestinians may demand vote on UN membership to force other countries to publicly justify their refusal of support"

US 'kill team' trial: jury considers Calvin Gibbs verdict | World news | guardian.co.uk

US 'kill team' trial: jury considers Calvin Gibbs verdict | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Staff sergeant, 26, alleged to have recruited other US soldiers to murder Afghan civilians after he took command of army platoon"

Russia rejects further sanctions of Iran over nuclear programme | World news | The Guardian

Russia rejects further sanctions of Iran over nuclear programme | World news | The Guardian: "Moscow wary of moves towards 'regime change' after IEAA report, effectively guaranteeing a muted international response"

Turkey earthquake kills seven and leaves dozens trapped in rubble - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Turkey earthquake kills seven and leaves dozens trapped in rubble - video | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Dozens are trapped awaiting rescue as 25 buildings collapse, including two hotels and a school, after 5.7-magnitude earthquake. The quake hit late on Wednesday with its epicentre in the Edremit district, 10 miles south of Van. The disaster comes less than three weeks after a much stronger quake in the same area killed 600 people and left thousands homeless"

Penn State students subdued by police during unruly protest | World news | guardian.co.uk

Penn State students subdued by police during unruly protest | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Police in riot gear use pepper spray on students protested the firing of football coach Joe Paterno"

Iran's Khamenei warns U.S., Israel on atom site attacks | Reuters

Iran's Khamenei warns U.S., Israel on atom site attacks | Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. to seek new Keystone route, delaying approval | Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. to seek new Keystone route, delaying approval | Reuters

Proposed Keystone pipeline route may be reassessed - The Washington Post

Proposed Keystone pipeline route may be reassessed - The Washington Post

Remains of war dead dumped in landfill - The Washington Post

Remains of war dead dumped in landfill - The Washington Post

Palestinians braced for fresh setback in UN statehood bid | World news | guardian.co.uk

Palestinians braced for fresh setback in UN statehood bid | World news | guardian.co.uk: "European nations set to back US opposition to move, meaning Washington does not have to exercise its security council veto"

'Oops.' Rick Perry forgets own policy in Republican debate – video | World news | guardian.co.uk

'Oops.' Rick Perry forgets own policy in Republican debate – video | World news | guardian.co.uk

GOP debate in Michigan – as it happened | World news | guardian.co.uk

GOP debate in Michigan – as it happened | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Rick Perry goes into meltdown when he forgets which government agencies he said he'd abolish during debate"

European debt crisis spiralling out of control | Business | The Guardian

European debt crisis spiralling out of control | Business | The Guardian: "Reports that Germany and France have begun talks to break up the eurozone amid fears that Italy will be too big to rescue"

AJE - Al Jazeera English - Thousands March Against austerity measures.

AJE - Al Jazeera English

And they are fighting education cost.

Earthquake hits eastern Turkey - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Earthquake hits eastern Turkey - Europe - Al Jazeera English

AJE - Al Jazeera English

AJE - Al Jazeera English

Ohio - Scientists Sound Alarm on Nuclear Plant - NYTimes.com

Ohio - Scientists Sound Alarm on Nuclear Plant - NYTimes.com: "A watchdog group is questioning the soundness of a nuclear plant where a 30-foot hairline crack was recently discovered. The crack was found in the thick concrete on the outside of the reactor containment building at the Davis-Besse plant outside Toledo."

Anti-Abortion Initiative 26 Defeated in Mississippi - NYTimes.com

Anti-Abortion Initiative 26 Defeated in Mississippi - NYTimes.com

Ohio Turns Back a Law Limiting Unions’ Rights - NYTimes.com

Ohio Turns Back a Law Limiting Unions’ Rights - NYTimes.com: "The landslide vote to repeal the bill — 62 percent to 38 percent, according to preliminary results from Ohio’s secretary of state — was a slap to Gov. John R. Kasich, a Republican who had championed the law as a tool for cities to cut costs."


Iran will not retreat 'one iota' from its nuclear programme, says Ahmadinejad | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iran will not retreat 'one iota' from its nuclear programme, says Ahmadinejad | World news | guardian.co.uk: ""The Iranian nation is wise. It won't build two bombs against 20,000 (nuclear) bombs you have," he said in comments apparently directed at the west and others."

Goldman Sachs selling up to $1.54 billion ICBC stake | Reuters

Goldman Sachs selling up to $1.54 billion ICBC stake | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) is seeking to raise up to $1.54 billion by selling 2.4 billion shares in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) (601398.SS) (1398.HK), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday."

Antibiotics overprescribed for children: study | Reuters

Antibiotics overprescribed for children: study | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Pediatricians in the United States write more than 10 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions every year for conditions such as the flu and asthma, contributing to potentially dangerous drug resistance, a study said."

This is a story who keeps on showing up and yet doctors are still over prescribing.

Futures sink on growing euro zone worry | Reuters

Futures sink on growing euro zone worry | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Stock index futures tumbled on Wednesday as a spike in Italian bond yields fueled fears the country will need a bailout, ratcheting up the region's debt crisis to another level."

Ohio voters soundly defeat effort to curb unions | Reuters

Ohio voters soundly defeat effort to curb unions | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Ohio voters on Tuesday rejected a law limiting the collective bargaining rights of public workers, in a major victory for organized labor and a defeat for the Republicans who backed the measure."

Surgery to Prevent Strokes Is Found Ineffective - NYTimes.com

Surgery to Prevent Strokes Is Found Ineffective - NYTimes.com

Berlusconi to resign after parliamentary setback | Reuters

Berlusconi to resign after parliamentary setback | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he would resign after suffering a humiliating setback in parliament that showed a party revolt had stripped him of a majority."

California's medical marijuana outlets threatened in government crackdown | World news | guardian.co.uk

California's medical marijuana outlets threatened in government crackdown | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Obama administration accused of betraying election promises as it gives scores of outlets until Saturday to shut up shop"

It is the legal drugs people are overdosing on and in fact the legal opiate based drugs, kill more than road accidents.

Marijuana users are less likely to be on anti psychotic or anti-depressant drugs and the pharmaceutical industry does not like this and is likely lobbying Obama to crack down on the dispensers.

Or maybe the Obama crack down is to try to rally conservative voters to catch up with Romney, who was shown to lead in the last poll.

What ever the reasons people voted "yes" to medical marijuana and it is the choice of the people.

Occupy protesters plan 300-mile march from NYC to Washington | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy protesters plan 300-mile march from NYC to Washington | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Protesters to set off from Wall Street to meet up with other Occupy movements on the way to DC"

Iran worked on nuclear bomb design: U.N. | Reuters

Iran worked on nuclear bomb design: U.N. | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be conducting relevant research, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a hard-hitting report on Tehran's nuclear program likely to raise tensions in the Middle East."

LG Optimus Hyper Facade in Berlin - Long Version - YouTube


Most deadly drug in NC? Prescription painkillers :: WRAL.com

Most deadly drug in NC? Prescription painkillers :: WRAL.com: "Prescription overdoses have tripled over the past decade and represent the nation's leading accidental killer, outpacing car crashes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

Hackers threaten cyber attack against Israel; Mossad, IDF websites down - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Hackers threaten cyber attack against Israel; Mossad, IDF websites down - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Rare asteroid will fly by Earth on Tuesday evening - The Washington Post

Rare asteroid will fly by Earth on Tuesday evening - The Washington Post

Late mortgage payments rise in 3rd qtr for first time since 2009; may show start of new trend - The Washington Post

Late mortgage payments rise in 3rd qtr for first time since 2009; may show start of new trend - The Washington Post

Clinton defends U.S. stance on Syria, Bahrain - The Washington Post

Clinton defends U.S. stance on Syria, Bahrain - The Washington Post: "The Obama administration’s decision to not intervene in Syria and Bahrain stems from a variety of factors, including the perceived risk to U.S. forces, the imperatives of the fight against al-Qaeda, and the need to defend American allies and to keep foreign oil supplies flowing, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday night."


Herman Cain faces sexual harassment allegations from fourth woman - The Washington Post

Herman Cain faces sexual harassment allegations from fourth woman - The Washington Post

Sarkozy and Obama's Netanyahu gaffe broadcast via microphones | World news | The Guardian

Sarkozy and Obama's Netanyahu gaffe broadcast via microphones | World news | The Guardian: "I cannot stand him. He's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama. The US president responded by saying: "You're fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day."

Live liver donors have troubles years later: study | Reuters

Live liver donors have troubles years later: study | Reuters: (Reuters) - "People who have donated part of their liver for transplant can experience physical and psychological complications years after the operation, according to a German study."

Credit Suisse asked to hand over U.S. client data | Reuters

Credit Suisse asked to hand over U.S. client data | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Credit Suisse will hand over details of wealthy Americans with hidden Swiss accounts to the Swiss government, bringing U.S. authorities one step closer to obtaining names of alleged tax cheats."

Syrian crackdown has killed 3,500: U.N. | Reuters

Syrian crackdown has killed 3,500: U.N. | Reuters: (Reuters) - "More than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria's crackdown on protesters, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as the military pressed its campaign to put down resistance against President Bashar al-Assad's rule in the city of Homs."

The CIA's unaccountable drone war claims another casualty | Pratap Chatterjee | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The CIA's unaccountable drone war claims another casualty | Pratap Chatterjee | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "If Tariq Aziz, the 16-year-old soccer fan I met last week in Pakistan, was a dangerous Taliban terrorist, let the CIA prove it"

"Over 2,300 people in Pakistan have been killed by such missiles carried by drone aircraft such as the Predator and the Reaper, and launched by remote control from Langley, Virginia. Tariq and Waheed brought the known total of children killed in this way to 175, according to statistics maintained by the organisation I work for, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism."



Keystone pipeline: State Department agrees to investigate charges | World news | guardian.co.uk

Keystone pipeline: State Department agrees to investigate charges | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Inspector general launches investigation after conflict of interest charges from environmental groups and politicians"

Madoff ex-clients file $19 billion suit against JPMorgan | Reuters

Madoff ex-clients file $19 billion suit against JPMorgan | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Former customers of Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme filed a class action lawsuit on Monday seeking to recover $19 billion from JPMorgan Chase & Co, claiming the bank willfully ignored signs of fraud."

Oops!

VW Factory - Germany - YouTube

VW Factory - Germany - YouTube

U.S. says will boost its cyber arsenal | Reuters

U.S. says will boost its cyber arsenal | Reuters

Census estimates show 49.1 million Americans live in poverty, more than previously known - The Washington Post

Census estimates show 49.1 million Americans live in poverty, more than previously known - The Washington Post: WASHINGTON — "New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than previously known — reaching a new level of 49.1 million, or 16 percent."

Video From Gaza Flotilla As Israel intercepts and board and arrests freedom activists/2 - YouTube

Video From Gaza Flotilla As Israel intercepts and board and arrests freedom activists/2 - YouTube:

Israel denies Anonymous cyber-attack to blame for websites failure | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israel denies Anonymous cyber-attack to blame for websites failure | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Israeli secret service and army websites disrupted for several hours after video threat from Anonymous hacker group"

Thousands protest Canada-US pipeline | Video | Reuters.com

Thousands protest Canada-US pipeline | Video | Reuters.com

Oklahoma rattled by 5.6 earthquake | World news | guardian.co.uk

Oklahoma rattled by 5.6 earthquake | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Homes damaged and roads buckled by series of shocks including the biggest on record in US state"

Greece seals deal on new coalition under EU pressure | Reuters

Greece seals deal on new coalition under EU pressure | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Greece's politicians agreed on Sunday to form a unity government to approve a euro zone bailout, with Prime Minister George Papandreou due to step down to break an impasse after the EU demanded its parties join forces to avert bankruptcy."

Police GPS tracking case to be heard by Supreme Court | Reuters

Police GPS tracking case to be heard by Supreme Court | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Supreme Court for the first time will hear arguments on Tuesday on whether police need a warrant to track a suspect's vehicle with a GPS device, another clash between new surveillance technology and basic privacy rights."

Quote by Vladimir Mayakovsky

"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it."

Federal union workers join Occupy protesters - The Washington Post

Federal union workers join Occupy protesters - The Washington Post

Israel begins deporting Gaza boat activists | Reuters

Israel begins deporting Gaza boat activists | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Israeli authorities on Saturday began deporting pro-Palestinian activists who tried to breach the Jewish state's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip."

Retirement crisis closes in on baby boomers | Reuters

Retirement crisis closes in on baby boomers | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Like many middle-class American baby boomers, Linda Carmona-Sanchez is anxious about slipping into poverty and says whatever dreams she once had about retirement in her "golden years" have turned into nightmares."

Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Kayvan Sabehgi in intensive care with a lacerated spleen after protests in Oakland, a week after Scott Olsen was hurt. He says police beat him with batons"

Credit unions boosted by anti-bank campaign | Reuters

Credit unions boosted by anti-bank campaign | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Tens of thousands of Americans are closing bank accounts and moving their money to credit unions in a Facebook campaign that has gathered momentum from anti-Wall Street protests, an industry group says."

Low ad rev and student sign-ups push Washington Post to loss | Reuters

Low ad rev and student sign-ups push Washington Post to loss | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Washington Post Co reported a net quarterly loss as advertising revenue at its flagship newspaper fell and fewer students signed up at its Kaplan chain of for-profit colleges."

Pale-faced Mars crew lands after 520 days in isolation | Reuters

Pale-faced Mars crew lands after 520 days in isolation | Reuters
"A previous 420-day experiment ended in drunken disaster in 2000, when two participants got into a fistfight and a third tried to forcibly kiss a female crew member."


US jobs: modest rise in October, but unemployment drops from 9.1% | Business | guardian.co.uk

US jobs: modest rise in October, but unemployment drops from 9.1% | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Just 80,000 jobs added in US in October, but job growth in two previous months much stronger than first thought, figures show"

Mock Mars mission 'lands' back on Earth | Science | guardian.co.uk

Mock Mars mission 'lands' back on Earth | Science | guardian.co.uk: "International crew spent 520 days inside windowless modules in Moscow to assess body's reaction to real planetary mission"

Gender Gap on Wages Is Slow to Close - NYTimes.com

Gender Gap on Wages Is Slow to Close - NYTimes.com:

Iran warns US to avoid clash over nuclear programme | World news | The Guardian

Iran warns US to avoid clash over nuclear programme | World news | The Guardian:" Iranian foreign minister says America has 'lost its wisdom and prudence' as tensions mount over Tehran's enrichment efforts"

Thirty companies paid no income tax 2008-2010: report | Reuters

Thirty companies paid no income tax 2008-2010: report | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Thirty large and profitable U.S. corporations paid no income taxes in 2008 through 2010, said a study on Thursday that arrives as Congress faces rising demands for tax reform, but seems unable or unwilling to act."


US poverty data: 1 in 15 people among America's poorest poor | World news | guardian.co.uk

US poverty data: 1 in 15 people among America's poorest poor | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Data shows about 20.5m Americans make up the poorest poor, defined as those at 50% or less of the official poverty level"

Watch out Skype users: flaw reveals IP address | TechJournal South

Watch out Skype users: flaw reveals IP address | TechJournal South

The real Wall Street occupation is online - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post

The real Wall Street occupation is online - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post