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Daily Digest 12/11 - Are Funds At US Financial Firms Safe, Thousands Protest In Russia, Battery Lead Poisons Mexicans

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 10:41 AM
  • Global Economic Crisis for Dummies
  • The Big Question: Are Funds At U.S. Financial Firms Safe?
  • U.S. Troops Could Stay in Afghanistan Past Deadline, Envoy Says
  • Rally Defying Putin’s Party Draws Tens of Thousands
  • The Long Life Of Homo Sovieticus
  • Chinese Food Energy Production And Consumption: An Export Land Model Analysis
  • The Hidden Epidemic Destroying Your Gut Flora
  • Lead From Old U.S. Batteries Sent to Mexico Raises Risks

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Economy

Global Economic Crisis for Dummies (ScubaRoo)

Making it clear... in 60 seconds.

The Big Question: Are Funds At US Financial Firms Safe? (June C.)

This week the Senate led by Richard Shelby turned down the appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. They have vowed to block any appointee until they can change the law that authorized the Bureau in the wake of the financial crisis in order to provide 'accountability.' For them that means the ability to control the Bureau and starve it of funds in order to protect their banking cronies on Wall Street.

U.S. Troops Could Stay in Afghanistan Past Deadline, Envoy Says (jdargis)

“The president never excluded the possibility that there would be some U.S. forces here, but he stressed that security would be under Afghan lead by 2014,” said the embassy spokeswoman, Eileen O’Connor. “The president has always spoken of a responsible winding down of the efforts here, so talk of the possibility of some troops still being here post-2014 is not a change in policy.”

Rally Defying Putin’s Party Draws Tens of Thousands (jdargis)

The demonstration marked what opposition leaders hope will be a watershed moment, ending years of quiet acceptance of the political consolidation Mr. Putin introduced. The leaders understood that for a moment they, not the Kremlin, were dictating the political agenda, and seemed intent on leveraging it, promising to gather an even larger crowd again on Dec. 24.

The Long Life Of Homo Sovieticus (jdargis)

This week’s elections and upheavals in Russia show how hard it is, 20 years after the system collapsed, for the country to put away its Soviet past.

Energy

Chinese Food Energy Production And Consumption: An Export Land Model Analysis (Crash_Watcher)

China’s increase in food energy production since 1961 is even more remarkable than the USA’s; a 4.7 times increase (Figure 1) versus the USA 2.4 times increase. Like the USA, China experienced its petroleum-driven green food revolution. However, China is showing signs of topping out in its ability to continue expand its food energy production at the same rate as it has in the past (Figures 2-3) and is now increasingly turning to food imports.

Environment

The Hidden Epidemic Destroying Your Gut Flora (gallantfarms)

Dr. Huber's research, which spans over 55 years, has been devoted to looking at how the agricultural system can be managed for more effective crop production, better disease control, improved nutrition, and safety. The introduction of genetically engineered crops has dramatically affected and changed all agricultural components:

Lead From Old U.S. Batteries Sent to Mexico Raises Risks (jdargis)

The rising flow of batteries is a result of strict new Environmental Protection Agency standards on lead pollution, which make domestic recycling more difficult and expensive, but do not prohibit companies from exporting the work and the danger to countries where standards are low and enforcement is lax.

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Weekly 3E summary of Links, Cartoons, and Resources

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Re: Lead From Old U.S. Batteries Sent to Mexico Raises Risks

Re: Lead From Old U.S. Batteries Sent to Mexico Raises Risks

This is definitely worth reading.

Poet

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Regarding GMO/ReadyRoundup,

Regarding GMO/ReadyRoundup, supplement with powdered Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium and use Sea Salt (to get trace minerals).  Also, make sure you get sensible sun and/or supplement with D3 ~5K IU per day (adjust based on 2 25(OH)D tests per year to get over 40 ng/mL in blood.)    If this is true about research labs, it seems fiat money did not only infect banking/credit but also scientific reseach.   If true, we need to start over so a complete crash might be welcomed.

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Bloomberg and Rossi

Just a short segment from Bloomberg news.

http://www.youtube.com/watch

 

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saxplayer00o1
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Italian Bond yields going much higher

 

Currently 10 year yields at 7.31%. Look at today's chart.

More news a little later, after Monday's DD is posted.

 

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