Saudi prince hopes to keep US hooked on cheap oil
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said Sunday that he wants oil prices to drop so that the United States and Europe don’t accelerate efforts to wean themselves off his country’s supply. In an interview broadcast Sunday on “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS,” the grandson of the founding king of modern Saudi Arabia said the oil price should be somewhere between $70 and...
House Vote 376 - To Extend Provisions of the... →
americanremnant: See how your U.S. Representative voted on extending unconstitutional provisions of the Patriot Act that infringe on our 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendment rights. If they voted “Yes”, go ahead and give them a call to inform them of their short-term employment status.
2011 on track to be the deadliest year on record...
It has been a historic tornado season in the United States. More than 500 people have been killed, according to figures from the National Weather Service and local authorities. That makes 2011 the deadliest season since 1953, when 519 people were killed in twisters. Source The Joplin Missouri tornado was the deadliest on record At least 126 people in Joplin had died due to the storm as of...
India solar power grid parity seen by... →
the—game: NEW DELHI, May 24 (Reuters) - Solar power in India could cost the same as conventional electricity by 2019-20, a report said on Tuesday, which could boost the use of an energy source regarded as key to curbing emissions in the world’s third-worst carbon polluter. A KPMG report said more aggressive policy could see solar power prices decline at a rate of 5-7 percent annually...
Dam Safety Action - Texas, North Carolina and... →
See what dams in your state (if it happens to be NC, TX, or MO) have the potential for malfunction and potential loss of life.
Iran's largest lake turning into salt flats
From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater lake on earth. “Look, the boat is stuck… It cannot move anymore,” said Saadat, gesturing to where it lay encased by solidifying salt and lamenting that he...
Revolution is spreading: Protests sweep Spain,...
Eurozone fears bring instability to global markets - May 25th, 2011 “…there are also mounting protests in the Continent against public sector spending cuts and rising unemployment. At the same time, fears that Greece, Italy and Spain will be unable to re-pay their sovereign debts without an expensive bail-out sent markets in Europe and North America tumbling earlier this...
Tornadoes increasing in frequency for past 60...
Officials in Joplin, Missouri, confirmed at least 116 people dead after a twister smashed the city Sunday. Destructive tornadoes and severe storms tore through the South in late April, killing hundreds of people. With all the advancements in storm technology, the question is simple: Why? “That’s the question of 2011,” Henson said. “Why have so many people died in ...
US Center for Disease Control blogs the Zombie... →
Nowhere, however, do they mention the need to pack my AK and hatchet. There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.
I’m loving people today. Feeling warm and fuzzy about humanity for a change. The old homeless guy I gave a ride to last night hugged me when I dropped him off and said he felt like we’d met for a short while for a reason. Sharing an hour with a down and out stranger is sometimes all it takes to make life better for a bit.
Secret Desert Mercenary Force in UAE Set Up by... →
For more on this trend as the “future” of war, check out my recent post which describes how small black-ops initiatives are the trend in warfare. acalc: Why does this make me think of the Metal Gear series? So either this is gonna be an “Outer Heaven” in the sense that a non-political, military country is forcibly established—a mercenary paradise—or it’s an “Outer Heaven” in the...
Record setting flooding continues in Louisiana -... →
Already on Sunday, waters in Vicksburg, Mississippi, had reached record levels of 56.2 feet , the weather service reported. This is well above the 43-foot flood stage, but still short of the forecasted crest of 57.5 feet on Thursday. Levels in Natchez, further south downriver, were two feet higher than the record set in 1937 on Sunday, but just under three feet shy of the 63-foot crest...
SHTF in Louisiana as controlled flooding set to...
When I think of SHTF scenarios, this is as realistic as it gets. Your entire town is being destroyed. You have to grab your shit and leave. Time to get out of Dodge. Gods help those folks… Hundreds of people packed into the Butte La Rose firehouse to learn about the flood projections from the Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Ed Fleming delivered the dire news. “Listen to me, listen...
Inflation rises at fastest rate since October 2008... →
Inflation accelerated to its fastest annual pace in two and a half years in April, as surging gas prices continued to hit American consumers. The Consumer Price Index, the government’s key inflation measure, rose 3.2% over the last 12 months ended April 30, according to Friday’s report from the Labor Department. It was the biggest 12-month jump since October 2008.
Economist: 'Fear of crime, not just fear of... →
ageofperil: A provocative appeal from The Economist yesterday calls on Americans to “save the Fourth Amendment.” While Economist blogger Lexington focuses on the constitutionality of street patdowns by police in troubled neighborhoods, it’s worth noting that the line has become increasingly blurred…
Expert Panel Calls for 'Transforming US... →
the—game: Writing in the journal Science, they say current policies focus on the production of a few crops and a minority of farmers while failing to address farming’s contribution to global warming, biodiversity loss, natural resource degradation, and public health problems.
Dead, Missing, Jailed – BP Whistle Blowers
You know, if you follow me, that I’m skeptical of conspiracy theories. However, there are some very interesting “coincidences” going on with regards to people related to or investigating the BP oil spill. Check it out and make your own decisions. Over the course of the past year, you’ve most likely come across strange stories regarding the tragic fates of those connected with...
climateadaptation asked: Hi, tell me about skeptical survivalism. Must be a summary, paper, thread, or something under 30 pages that describes your perspective, yes? climateadaptation.tumblr.com/ask. Best, Michael
Ps I'm truly intrigued. Not bs'n
Ps I'm truly intrigued. Not bs'n
Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) — The Mississippi River is cresting at Memphis,...– Next targets for slow-moving swell of water: Mississippi, Louisiana - CNN.com
Al Qaeda finally confirmed bin Laden’s death on Friday, May 6, on the Ansar and...– How jihadis are reacting to bin Laden’s death – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs
If that spillway is opened, Jindal predicted that roughly 2,500 people and 2,000...– Worries wash through Cajun country as Mississippi floods move south - CNN.com
Tainted drinking water found near gas wells
A new study from Duke University found potentially toxic levels of methane in drinking water near natural gas wells — levels so high they create the risk of explosion. The study, released Monday, said about half of the 68 drinking water wells tested in Pennsylvania and New York located within a half a mile from natural gas wells had high levels of methane — the prime ingredient in...
Police use sonic weapons, tear gas, and riot gear...
More than a dozen Pilot whales stranded off lower... →
CUDJOE KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — Marine mammal rescuers and volunteers are trying to help more than a dozen pilot whales stranded in the lower Florida Keys. By noon Friday, rescuers had cordoned off seven pilot whales with safety boons within a makeshift sea pen, where veterinarians are monitoring them and trying to rehabilitate them with the help of the volunteers. Four other whales have been...
Advocates Debate Gun Self Defense Bill
Advocates Debate Gun Self Defense Bill: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com A bill making its way through the state Legislature may expand gun-owners rights when it comes to using deadly force in self defense, but it has many critics — including police — worrying about safety. Current Minnesota law allows the use of deadly force to prevent a felony in your home, but the new proposal would...
I’m unfollowing a few prolific posters under this account but will add you back under another. Take no offense please.
Pattern Recognition - Mass Fish Kill Roundup -...
This just doesn’t stop. I’m past the point of thinking these numbers are “normal” or that they “happen all the time”. The effects of poisoning, oil spills, climate change in the form of extreme winter conditions, and algal blooms also caused by humans cause this trend to continue. Fish Kill In Cedar Creek a Mystery - Pennsylvania - May 3rd 2011 ...
Record wildlife die-offs reported in Northern...
A record number of big-game animals perished this winter in parts of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming from a harsh season of unusually heavy snows and sustained cold in the Northern Rockies, state wildlife managers say. Based on aerial surveys of big-game herds and signals from radio-collared animals, experts are documenting high mortality among offspring of mule deer, white-tailed deer and pronghorn...
How Osama won in the end →
danielholter: In The Looming Tower, the Pulitzer-winning history of al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11, author Lawrence Wright lays out how Osama bin Laden’s motivation for the attacks that he planned in the 1990s, and then the September 11 attacks, was to draw the U.S. and the West into a prolonged war—an actual war in Afghanistan, and a broader global war with Islam. Osama got both. And we gave...
Despite its growing digital surveillance capabilities and increasing...– DOJ: FBI digital counterintelligence weakened by focus on child porn @ ITWorld (via criminalwisdom)