Daily Digest 3/19 - Mauritania Arrests Top Libyan, Nat'l Defense Resources Preparedness, Gerald Celente On KWN
- Mauritania Arrests Top Libyan
- Gulf Widens Between U.S. and a More Volatile Karzai
- Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness
- A Nation Of Princelings And Paupers
- Gerald Celente on KWN
- The Ugly Politics Of Higher Gasoline Prices
- As Cars Are Kept Longer, 200,000 Is New 100,000
- Is it Time to Abandon the Oil Sands Debate?
Mauritania Arrests Top Libyan (jdargis)
A Libyan military official said al-Senoussi, who is also Gadhafi's brother-in-law, likely fled to Chad just before the opposition captured the capital Tripoli in October and passed through Mali and Morocco before heading to Mauritania. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the details.
Ever since the Koran-burning episode on Feb. 20 and its violent aftermath, the relationship between the two governments has lurched from one crisis to another. American officials have scrambled to run damage control, with President Obama expressing a personal apology for the Koran burning, as well as regrets about the massacre, while calling Mr. Karzai twice in the past week.
The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.
A Nation Of Princelings And Paupers (June C.)
One can easily see how this principle of wealth as differentiation and rationing is now being applied to healthcare. By arguing with extreme examples of 'luxury treatments,' and widening the definition of what is discretionary, in fact basic healthcare can be cut back and even denied to those who cannot afford it, or afford it only with great difficulty, so that even questions of life and death can become a matter of the ability to pay.
What if this principle of the primacy of wealth is applied to the law? To justice? To go about one's business without official harassment?
Gerald Celente on KWN (Davos, mp3 file)
"So anything these morons or psychopaths tell us..."
The Ugly Politics Of Higher Gasoline Prices (James S.)
The only good news in the PPI was food price inflation slowed down again for the third month, with finished consumer food prices down 0.1 percent in February including a 2.8 percent drop in dairy products led last month’s decline, but substantial price cuts were also seen in fresh and dry vegetables, eggs and pork prices bringing year over year, wholesale consumer food price increases to 1.6 percent down from the January pace of 5.1 percent. Excluding food and energy, finished goods prices rose 0.2 percent in February half the 0.4 percent increase of the month before.
Cars that have survived for a million miles or more have been widely documented, of course, but those tend to be exceptional cases. What’s different, and far more common, today are the online classified ads offering secondhand Hondas, Toyotas and Volvos with 150,000 or 200,000 miles — or more — not as parts donors but as vehicles with some useful life left.
Drill-happy critics of the Obama administration are painting the Keystone XL oil pipeline planned from Alberta as a panacea to U.S. economic woes. Because of debates over the planned route through Nebraska, however, the White House has pushed the issue aside for now. The pipeline company behind the project, TransCanada, has opted for a smaller leg in the United States while the Canadian government has thrown its support behind the Northern Gateway pipeline meant for Asian exports.
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