Oil prices spike on Iran export halt. Is $4 gas... →
The price of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. will likely hit a nationwide average of $4 by this summer, said Dan Dicker, oil trader and author of “Oil’s Endless Bid.” The last time prices topped $4 was 2008 and Dicker said there’s a one in three chance that gas could reach $5 a gallon. If gas prices do head to those lofty levels, that could put a crimp in the economic...
Homeland Security monitors Social Media for...
The Department of Homeland Security has contracted with a private firm to provide aggregated information about trending topics and keywords from social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and I would assume site like Tumblr. So, if you’ve ever wanted to get on a no-fly list, here’s your chance. A “privacy compliance review” issued by DHS last November says that...
Monti Warns of European Disintegration - →
I would think this would bode well for the dollar as the reserve currency if the Euro folded. However, I can’t help but think that the crushing debt and defaults that would result as Greece, Spain, and Italy fell would throw us ALL into turmoil as a result. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti - ”And it is very, very important that we all take this with great attention in order to...
How an Israeli Strike on Iran could radically... →
1. Iran is now threatening to strike at any third country in the region that aided Israel in an airstrike on Iran. The aftermath is therefore likely to be further conflict in the region. 2. Oil prices will spike. I imagine you could easily see $150 a barrel or maybe even more. This development could throw the US and Europe back into deep recession. 3. Hizbullah would likely launch rockets,...
Climate change denial's new offensive - Global... →
READ THIS ESSAY! It’s important. [In] 2011, which showed the greatest weather extremes in our history — 56 percentof the country was either in drought or flood, which was no surprise since “climate change science predicts wet areas will tend to get wetter and dry areas will tend to get drier.” Indeed, the nation suffered 14 weather disasters each causing $1 billion or more in damage last...
Mountain Lion attacks six year old; Dad stabs it with pocket knife: this, my friends, is fucking survival….and one of the many reasons I always carry one or more knives.
Although the U.S. focus remains on exerting diplomatic and economic pressure on...– U.S. military beginning review of Syria options – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs
(CNN) — The unexplained beachings of scores of dolphins over the past...– Massachusetts stranded-dolphin death toll up to 92 - CNN.com
Terror 2012: Be Very Afraid - War with Iran...
Currently, if you believe the news, THERE IS A LOT TO BE AFRAID OF. Fear has been a constant in the US since 9/11 and the creation and manipulation of the fears of the average American has become a powerful tool that is used daily to justify a staggering number of atrocities and infringements on our rights. Terrorists are old hat after Osama bit the dust, but we still have doubled the number of...