61% OF UNITED STATES IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS: RELIEF NOT ANTICIPATED
Dryness and drought, exacerbated by above-normal temperatures, have been increasing both in extent and intensity across much of the central and northern U.S. Based upon the July 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 61 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in drought (D1-D4), the highest such value for the U.S. Drought Monitor since its inception in 2000.
The drought and heat arrived at [...]
President Obama, responding to a reporter’s question at today’s NATO summit, makes the case for why Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital is relevant to the 2012 campaign:
“The reason why this is relevant to the campaign is that my opponent, Governor Romney, his main calling card for why he thinks he should be president is his business experience. He’s not going out there touting his experience in Massachusetts. He’s saying, [...]
This is the dramatic moment a foolish couple decided it would be a good idea to freak out their child by putting him in a washing machine.
It starts off like any average scene at a Laundromat, with a few clusters of people sorting out their laundry into machines.
A sign in the left hand corner of the frame reads ‘Junior wash $2.95’. But it was not supposed to be taken quite [...]
An outbreak of salmonella that has struck 90 people in America may be linked to sushi as food and health safety officers investigate ‘highly suspect’ spicy tuna rolls.
The outbreak has spread across 19 states and the district of Columbia with seven of the 90 reported cases needing to be hospitalised for treatment.
So far no one has died from the salmonella outbreak – caused by contaminated food – which can be [...]
January 11, 2012
Barclays Capital has mapped an “unhealthy correlation” between construction of the world’s tallest buildings and looming financial crises over the last 140 years, including the Great Depression and the Asian financial crisis.
Today, China is home to over half the 124 skyscrapers now under construction worldwide.
India, which has just two skyscrapers, is building 14, including the world’s second tallest tower, in the financial capital Mumbai.
Barclays said the clusters [...]
The United States’ new defense strategy focused on the Asia-Pacific region is directed at containing China’s rise, the People’s Liberation Army’s newspaper said on Tuesday in Beijing’s strongest warning yet against the new Pentagon stance.
The commentary in the Liberation Army Daily, however, also said China’s sensible response to the U.S. military re-focus on Asia should be “vigilance” and smart diplomacy, not panic.
The United States is “laying out forces across [...]
Don begins to roll onshore over South Texas, Friday, July 29, 2011.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has pinpointed Don’s landfall to occur this evening, near Baffin Bay, just south of Corpus Christi and north of Brownsville.
Don will be a strong tropical storm at landfall with “maximum sustained winds between 50 and 70 mph,” according to AccuWeather.com Tropical Weather and Hurricane Expert Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski.
People should not just focus [...]
BERLIN (AP) – Investigators have determined that German-grown vegetable sprouts are the cause of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 29 people and sickened nearly 3,000, the head of Germany’s national disease control center said Friday.
Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, said even though no tests of the sprouts from an organic farm in Lower Saxony had come back positive for the [...]
Via Adrian Douglas Of Market Force Analysis
Strong Indications of Gold & Silver Shortages
Since reaching new highs at the end of 2010 gold and silver have been sold off, and the selling has been particularly intense in the last few days. The news on the economy is almost exclusively bullish for the precious metals. From the price action one might be falsely led to believe that [...]