From The Burning Platform:
A news article was sent to me earlier this week. It appeared in the Beaufort Gazette. The article stated that later this week, about 150 Marines and Navy personnel will hold realistic urban training in Jasper County, South Carolina.
This was one of many joint military and local law enforcement exercises that had come to my attention in less than one month. Held in cities across the U.S., they [...]
Written by: David Bard on February 6, 2013.
Last revised by: Michael Caldwell
A news article was sent to me earlier this week. It appeared in the Beaufort Gazette. The article stated that later this week about 150 Marines and Navy personnel will hold realistic urban training in Jasper County, South Carolina.
This was one of many joint military-local law enforcement exercises that had come to my attention in less than one month. [...]
France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the [...]
Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) struck a deal this month to acquire 63 newspapers, said he may buy more publications as the industry rethinks whether to offer free content on the Internet.
“This is an unsustainable model and certain of our papers are already making progress in moving to something that makes more sense,” Buffett wrote in a letter to editors and publishers of Berkshire’s daily newspapers. “We want your [...]
Warren Buffett made good Thursday on his promise to buy more newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 daily and weekly newspapers in the Southeast for $142 million from financially troubled Media General Inc. of Richmond, Va.
The newspapers, in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida, would be combined with the Omaha World-Herald Co. into a new Berkshire Hathaway Inc. division called BH Media Group. They would be managed by World [...]
Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards, along with people in 50 other nations, will take to the streets of their cities from Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the spawning of the 15-M popular protest movement.
Convoys and marches from towns and cities around Madrid began making their way on Friday to the Spanish capital, where demonstrators are expected to converge in the main Puerta del Sol square. The Popular Party [...]
Meredith Whitney first predicted widespread muni doom in late 2010, and so far that hasn’t come to pass at all.
Since then, her reputation has definitely taken some hits, but she’s not giving up on her big call by any means.
According to Kevin Roose at DealBook, Whitney will be coming out with a new book in December called: “Downgraded: Why the Next Economic Crisis Will Be Local.”
The book is being put out by [...]
One in every seven shops on the UK’s High Streets stood empty at the end of last year
(BBC News) The number of empty shops on UK High Streets is set to rise in 2012, a report has said.
The Local Data Company (LDC) said the increase would come because of weak consumer confidence, rising unemployment and growing online sales.
LDC says that UK vacancy rates stayed stable in 2011 at 14.3%, however [...]
Five unemployed Moroccan men set themselves on fire in the capital Rabat as part of widespread demonstrations in the country over the lack of jobs, especially for university graduates, a rights activist said Thursday. Three were burned badly enough to be hospitalized.
Once rare, self-immolation became a tactic of protest in the Middle East and North Africa ever since a vegetable seller in Tunisia set himself on fire in December 2010 [...]
There are cameras on almost every street corner to track our every move. It is LEGAL for the law to put a tracker without OUR knowledge on our car because the car is in public space. We have satellites that keep track of not only Americans but people from around the world. We KNOW that what we do on our computers and cell phones can be monitored and recorded. Now [...]
One in three shops are empty in some parts of the UK after an increase in the gap between the best and worst performing towns, a new report shows.
Nationally, one in seven shops have remained vacant in the past year and there is unlikely to be a significant improvement because of the economic climate, said the Local Data company.
The news came a year after the [...]
Hundreds of ethnic Mongolians took part in protests
A court in China has sentenced a coalmine worker to death for killing a protester, in an incident that fuelled Inner Mongolia’s worst unrest in years.
Sun Shuning was found guilty of deliberately hitting a man with his forklift truck during a protest last month over pollution from a coal mine.
Earlier this month, another truck driver was sentenced [...]
“I just looked at a Google map that tracks all of the global demonstrations and protests against the banking occupation and there is 600 of them stretched out in towns and cities all over the world and that number is growing quickly. So this is a global insurrection”
It all started from North Africa and moved to the Middle East seems to be moving to the north [...]
Explosions and a fire at Japan’s quake-hit nuclear plant have unleashed dangerous levels of radiation, sparking a collapse on the stock market and panic-buying in supermarkets.
Tokyo stocks, punished on Monday in a frantic sell-off that sent indexes around the world sliding, plummeted another 14 per cent before paring some losses and ending 10.55 per cent down. European and US stocks also fell sharply.