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By Adam Curry. Posted Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM.

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Ireland

Higgins's remarks on treaty alarm Ministers - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 25, 2012

The primary concern among Cabinet Ministers relates to the President's comments about the possibility of summoning the Council of State if the Government proceeds to ratify the fiscal compact treaty by legislation rather than referendum.

There were also some raised eyebrows in the Labour Party at the President expressing opposition to privatisation in the week that the Government decided to sell off stakes in State companies worth ‚ā¨3 billion.

Lowlands

The Dreary Dutch Economy In 2012 - Real Time Brussels - WSJ

Yes indeed: The commission on Thursday said it expects the Dutch economy to contract 0.9% this year, the lowest growth rate in the 27-nation European Union apart from Greece, Portugal and Spain.

"The growth rate of private consumption -- already negative for four consecutive quarters in 2011 -- is expected to remain negative in 2012, as a result of government consolidation measures, mainly affecting households, and negative wealth effects," the forecast says. "The latter mainly emanate from falling prices in the housing market."

Why is private consumption so weak? The Netherlands's very high household debt level, due mainly to large Dutch mortgages, is one culprit -- something, I've written about before here and here. The burden of financing debts crowds out other spending, while falling house prices make many households wary of spending when their homes can only be sold for less than the mortgage value--and often much less given that Dutch mortgages during the boom years routinely exceeded 125% a home's purchase price.

Greece

Gold

Gold to reach $1,800 by next week? | End the Lie - Independent News

As strange as it may seem, tensions in Iran are causing gold to spike higher, as well as oil for that matter (although that one isn't quite as surprising). The continuing issues in Iran may allow gold to jump faster in price than we initially thought it might.

"Increasing tensions with Iran could send both oil and gold much higher and copper lower. Given present trends, $135 per barrel Brent crude is compatible with $120 per barrel WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude, $2,000+ per ounce gold and $40+ per ounce silver," said Richard Baker, editor of the Eureka Miner.

CIA vs NIA

Clinton: Syria opposition credible -- CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that the group was not clearly defined.

"I would challenge anyone to clearly identify for me the opposition movement in Syria at this point," Dempsey said.

Clapper, in the hearing last week, even warned the opposition has been infiltrated by Al Qaeda elements, maybe without the opposition knowing about it.

"Another disturbing phenomenon that we've seen recently apparently is the presence of extremists who have infiltrated the opposition groups. The opposition groups in many cases may not be aware they are there," Clapper said.

Bank$ters

Massive Resignations Have Started - Defeat AIDS & Cancer in 90 Days

Citibank whistleblower gets paid

Bank of America Responds to Breach

Bank of America Clarifies Breach

Making the U.S. Competitive Again - Justin Fox - Harvard Business Review

World Bank proposes global coalition to save oceans

"The world's oceans are in danger, and the enormity of the challenge is bigger than one country or organisation," Zoellick, who is in Singapore for the World Oceans Summit, was expected to say, according to prepared remarks released by the World Bank ahead of his speech.

"We need coordinated global action to restore our oceans to health. Together we'll build on the excellent work already being done to address the threats to oceans, identify workable solutions, and scale them up."

"So today, I want to propose a new approach -- an unprecedented Global Partnership for Oceans," he added.

Iran

Kossovo

The Oil factor in Kosovo independence :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dal medio oriente :: information from middle east :: [reg.de]

The pipeline will pump Caspian oil from the Bulgarian port of Burgas via Macedonia to the Albanian port of Vlora, for transport to European countries and the United States. Specifically, the 1.1 billion dollar AMBO pipeline will permit oil companies operating in the Caspian Sea to ship their oil to Rotterdam and the East Coast of the USA at substantially less cost than they are experiencing today.

When operational by 2011, the pipeline will become a part of the region's critical East-West corridor infrastructure which includes highway, railway, gas and fiber optic telecommunications lines. This pipeline will bring oil directly to the European market by eliminating tanker traffic through the ecologically sensitive waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.

Somalia

African Union Mission to Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Britain leads dash to explore for oil in war-torn Somalia | World news | The Observer

Britain is involved in a secret high-stakes dash for oil in Somalia, with the government offering humanitarian aid and security assistance in the hope of a stake in the beleaguered country's future energy industry.

Riven by two decades of conflict that have seen the emergence of a dangerous Islamic insurgency, Somalia is routinely described as the world's most comprehensively "failed" state, as well as one of its poorest. Its coastline has become a haven for pirates preying on international shipping in the Indian Ocean.

David Cameron last week hosted an international conference on Somalia, pledging more aid, financial help and measures to tackle terrorism. The summit followed a surprise visit by the foreign secretary, William Hague, to Mogadishu, the Somali capital, where he talked about "the beginnings of an opportunity'' to rebuild the country.

South Sudan, Ethiopia Sign Accord on Djibouti Oil Pipeline | Somali Diaspora news

Somalia promises west oil riches as diplomats vow to defeat al-Shabaab | World news | The Observer

Release the Hounds! UAVs Strike in Somalia | Defense Tech

In case you didn't see it, the U.S. has unleashed the drones on yet another country, Somalia. Two leaders of the al Shabab terrorist group were wounded in a drone strike there last week, according to the Washington Post. They plane, or planes, involved apparently belonged to U.S. Special Operations Command.

As the Post notes, this is the sixth country where U.S. drones are dropping ordnance. The other countries, that we know about, are; Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen. The aircraft hitting targets in Somalia may be operating out of the ever-growing U.S.-French base in nearby Djibouti known as Camp Lemonnier but we'll likely never know for sure.

SEALS Invade Somalia

Somalia has a lot of oil.

Kenya has oil.

So do Mozambique, South Sudan, and Uganda.

All of these countries are on the Indian Ocean side of Africa, which is very likely the last great non-frozen, land-based pool of hydrocarbons on earth.

The global oil major ENI found $800 billion worth of natural gas off the coast of Mozambique last month.

BG Group (BG) found 4 trillion cubic feet of gas there as well. That's more natural gas than is in Norway.

The Race is On

Chevron is planning to invest $250 billion in East Africa exploration and development.

Cove Energy (COV.L), a small company I recommended to readers of my Crisis & Opportunity, found a mother lode of natural gas just offshore in shallow water.

Cove recently got a buyout offer from Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA)...

Horn of Africa News: Surveillance Drone Crashes in Somali Capital

Witnesses say a surveillance drone has crashed into a refugee camp in the Somali capital.

Drones have been used by the U.S. to attack or observe al-Qaida-linked militants in the Horn of Africa nation.

Refugees and soldiers in Mogadishu's Badbado camp say they watched the drone crash Friday into a hut made of sticks, corrugated cans and plastic bags.

Sacdiyo Sheikh Madar, a refugee at the camp, says African Union peacekeepers came to remove it.

Police officer Ali Hussein says the drone was shaped like a small plane. A similar drone crashed into a house in Mogadishu last year.

Source:AP

Hydro Somaliland

East Africa's Oil and Gas: Drilling, Exploration Rising - TIME

Anadarka Board of Directors

Kevin P. Chilton

General Chilton retired as Commander of the United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska in February 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and U.S. Department of Defense space and cyberspace operations. General Chilton served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 34 years in a wide variety of assignments including pilot, test pilot, instructor and astronaut, while earning numerous major awards and decorations. General Chilton serves as a director of Orbital Sciences Corporation and has been a director of Anadarko since May 2011.

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Friends of Syria

Trans-Mediterranean Pipeline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

File:Gas pipelines across Mediterranee and Sahara map-en.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Libya plans oil and gas pipelines to Tunisia -- Pipelines International -- The international pipeline magazine

Libya plans oil and gas pipelines to Tunisia

Fri, 23 February 2007

THE GOVERNMENT of Libya is planning to construct oil and gas pipelines to Tunisia as part of its plans to boost energy co-operation with its North African neighbour, Energy Minister Taieb al-Safi reported to have said. He said that Libya also sought to construct an oil refinery in Skhirat, 250km south of Tunis.

The projects would be financed by the private sector in the two countries and international investors, the minister said. A tourist zone on their border was also planned. During 2007, Libya aims to increase its investments in Tunisia to $3bn from the current level of $2.3bn, the minister continued. In October 2003, the two countries set up a joint gas company to deliver supplies from Melilla in Libya to the southern Tunisian region of Gabes. Tunisia, which has limited energy resources, has for the past two decades been used to transit Algerian natural gas by pipeline to Europe.

Activist Post: State Department Uses 'Nuclear Option' Propaganda to Justify More Preemptive War

Tunis police beat back protesters at Syria meeting - FRANCE 24

The protesters, chanting "No to the conference!" and "No meeting of the enemies of Arab nations", had attempted to force their way into a hotel on the outskirts of Tunis where the conference was taking place.

"This meeting is in the interest of America and the Zionists," shouted others.

"This congress aims to destroy Syria and we will not let Tunisia become the centre from where plots against the Arab nation can be carried out," said one demonstrator.

Banners read: "Obama shut up, Syria is not yours", "Hillary Clinton buzz off", and "No to the meeting of shame".

When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met the Assads | Life and style | The Guardian

Marie Colvin: Syria regime accused of murder in besieged Homs - Telegraph

Kofi Annan appointed UN-Arab League envoy to Syria | End the Lie - Independent News

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Arab League Secretary-General Nabil El-Araby announced the appointment on Thursday evening. They said that Annan would serve as their high-level representative in the crisis and would be supported by a deputy from the Arab world.

"The special envoy will provide good offices aimed at bringing an end to all violence and human rights violations and promoting a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis," the statement said as quoted by the UN News Center.

"He will consult broadly and engage with all relevant interlocutors within and outside Syria in order to end the violence and the humanitarian crisis and facilitate a peaceful Syrian-led and inclusive political solution that meets the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people through a comprehensive political dialogue between the Syrian government and the whole spectrum of the Syrian opposition,"

Leviathan Project

Leviathan II - TAPI

The real reason for the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is to build and secure a 1,080-mile long gas pipeline designed to carry trillions of dollars of Israeli-owned gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India.

Yosef A. Maiman-U.S. / Middle East Project

TAPI Pipeline 21st century silk road

TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) pipeline, which has been nicknamed the 21st century Silk Road, was first proposed after officials from Turkmenistan and Pakistan reached an early agreement on Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline in 1995.

Meanwhile, Presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan signed an agreement in 2002 for transmission of the Central Asian gas reserves. As a result, they first decided to build a 1,500-km pipeline to connect Dauletabad gas field in Turkmenistan to Gwadar port in Pakistan. An official agreement has also reached in 2006.

At the same time, India was under US pressure to quit the Peace Pipeline project which was meant to take Iran’s gas to the Indian subcontinent. The United States then showed interest in the above agreement. Finally, India joined the scheme in 2008, which was then called Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline. After India joined in, the pipeline was renamed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline or TAPI.

The TAPI pipeline is planned to be built along the Herat-Kandahar highway across western and southern Afghanistan.

FATALITIES BY PROVINCE – The route of the proposed TAPI gas pipeline is exactly where most U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan (the blood red provinces of Helmand and Kandahar) . Americans, Canadians, and Europeans are fighting and dying in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) for Israeli profits. Source: Operation Enduring Freedom, iCasualties.org

NCSJ - Turkmenistan page

Balochistan is the ultimate prize

Balochistan is totally under the radar of Western corporate media. But not the Pentagon's. An immense desert comprising almost 48% of Pakistan's area, rich in uranium and copper, potentially very rich in oil, and producing more than one-third of Pakistan's natural gas, it accounts for less than 4% of Pakistan's 173 million citizens. Balochs are the majority, followed by Pashtuns. Quetta, the provincial capital, is considered Taliban Central by the Pentagon, which for all its high-tech wizardry mysteriously has

Gwadar - a port built by China - is the absolute key. It is the essential node in the crucial, ongoing, and still virtual Pipelineistan war between IPI and TAPI. IPI is the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline, also known as the "peace pipeline", which is planned to cross from Iranian to Pakistani Balochistan - an anathema to Washington. TAPI is the perennially troubled, US-backed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, which is planned to cross western Afghanistan via Herat and branch out to Kandahar and Gwadar.

Strategically, Balochistan is mouth-watering: east of Iran, south of Afghanistan, and boasting three Arabian sea ports, including Gwadar, practically at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz.

Gwadar - a port built by China - is the absolute key. It is the essential node in the crucial, ongoing, and still virtual Pipelineistan war between IPI and TAPI. IPI is the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline, also known as the "peace pipeline", which is planned to cross from Iranian to Pakistani Balochistan - an anathema to Washington. TAPI is the perennially troubled, US-backed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, which is planned to cross western Afghanistan via Herat and branch out to Kandahar and Gwadar.

Threat to Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline | Magazines | DAWN.COM

Iran--Pakistan--India gas pipeline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Israel would welcome Indian participation in its natural gas sector

US Congressman denies CIA behind Balochistan resolution | World | South Asian News Agency

Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post | Home of the Irate Minority

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Yemen

Drone Nation

Gitmo Nation

How Internet Companies Would Be Forced to Spy on You Under H.R. 1981 | Electronic Frontier Foundation

subsection (c)(2)? It requires a provider to turn over to the government without a warrant:

Name

Address

Records of session times and durations

Length of service (including start date) and types of service utilized

Credit card or bank account number

NDAA

Actors

BBC News - Osama Bin Laden compound being demolished in Pakistan

By Sunday morning, the high walls of the compound and more than half of the building inside had been torn down, the Associated Press reports.

Officials say the compound was handed over by the military to the civil authorities before the operation started.

They say the demolition was decided soon after the May raid, but it was put off when the government set up a judicial commission to investigate the operation by US forces.

"Since the commission has almost completed its work and did not need the compound for any further investigation, it was decided it should be razed," an official said.

GOP X Factor

Obama Re-election Scampaign

SalesForce

Sourced by Producer Chris

Vivek Kundra Joins Salesforce.com as Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets - salesforce.com

Obama's Silicon Valley Schmooze: Meeting With Zuckerberg, Dining With Benioff - Forbes

'Cloud First': What Next? - The Cloud

Against the backdrop of the debt ceiling debate in Washington, the TechAmerica Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2) released a first-of-its-kind cloud roadmap today that outlines how the federal government can reduce spending, increase efficiency and promote collaboration through cloud computing.

Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff co-chaired the Commission, and was the driving force behind the Cloud First Government Buyer's Guide. Here are a few observations on what's behind the government's transition to cloud computing

White House Issues Federal Cloud Strategy - Government - Cloud/SaaS - Informationweek

Harness the Full Power of the Cloud

Leadership

"The movement to the cloud is a one-way street." - Vivek Kundra, Former Federal Chief Information Officer

Cloud apps and platform - Salesforce.com

Trusted cloud apps and platform

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African Americans for Obama -- Barack Obama

Shut Up Slave!

2TTH

BBC News - British journalists working for Iranian TV arrested in Libya

Press TV says on their website Mr Davies and Mr Montgomery-Johnson were seized along with two Libyan nationals and it has not been in contact with the four since Tuesday.

Continue reading the main story

"Start Quote

It is something he was very passionate about doing. He is just trying to document what was going on."

Melanie Gribble Sister of Gareth Montgomery-Johnson

Ms Gribble, said the family found out about Mr Montgomery-Johnson's detention by accident, after a friend posted a link on Facebook.

She told BBC Radio Wales the Foreign Office confirmed the arrest but could not give any further information."

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Antabuse + Petrol

So I'm in the drive thru line at the local E. Coli in the Box (Jack in the Box) listening to NA #385. Just before that I heard the segments talking about Octane and Antabuse. So I get my vehicle manual to just see if mine tells me what octane I need to use and what do I find in the manual? Antabuse and the dangers of breathing gasoline fumes? WTF? Here is the pic of it.

Mark V. Fusco

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cancer generic shortage

Cancer drug shortage causes alarm - Fox News Video - Fox News

Methotrexate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ben Venue Contract Manufacturing Development Parenteral Drugs

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Kelly M. McMasters Profile - Forbes.com

50 Years Old

Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., PhD., 50, has served as a member of our board of directors since June 9, 2008. Additionally, Dr. McMasters served as chairman of our scientific advisory board. Dr. McMasters received his undergraduate training at Colgate University prior to completing the MD/PhD program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University. He then completed the residency program in General Surgery at the University of Louisville, and a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is currently the Sam and Lolita Weakley Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, a position he has held since 1996. Since 2005, he has chaired the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville and also has been Chief of Surgery at University of Louisville Hospital. Since 2000, he has also been Director of the Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville. His is an active member of the surgery staff at the University of Louisville Hospital, Norton Hospital and Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Therapy and the Journal of Clinical Oncology as well as an ad hoc reviewer for 9 other publications. He holds several honors, chief among them is Physician of the Year awarded by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He is the author and principal investigator (PI) of the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial, a multi-institutional study involving 3500 patients from 79 institutions across North America and one of the largest prospective melanoma studies ever performed. He has been a PI, Co-PI or local PI in over thirty clinical trials ranging from Phase 1 to Phase 3. For the past 12 years he has also directed a basic and translational science laboratory studying adenovirus-mediated cancer gene therapy funded b

Provectus Pharmaceuticals - Developing new drug therapies for Skin Cancer (Melanoma), Breast Cancer, Liver Cancer, as well as for skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Eczema (atopic dermatitis), and Acne

Provectus Pharmaceuticals is developing advanced therapies designed to:

Target and destroy the deadliest cancers -- melanoma, liver & breast -- while eliminating side effects.

Techno Experts

Haiti

Haiti PM quits after just four months - FRANCE 24

Martelly said in an address to the nation late Friday that he had accepted the resignation, but that he regretted the moving coming "at a time when the country is taking off."

Martelly vowed to "rapidly" nominate a successor, and said he had assured "our partners of the international community" that he had taken measures "to allow the state to operate normally."

Ministry of Truth

Vaccine$

BBC News - The myth of the eight-hour sleep

A doctor's manual from 16th Century France even advised couples that the best time to conceive was not at the end of a long day's labour but "after the first sleep", when "they have more enjoyment" and "do it better".

Ekirch found that references to the first and second sleep started to disappear during the late 17th Century. This started among the urban upper classes in northern Europe and over the course of the next 200 years filtered down to the rest of Western society.

By the 1920s the idea of a first and second sleep had receded entirely from our social consciousness.

Not a black dog, but he's on Prozac

''And if I continued to leave he would do that non-stop until I returned,'' Alexandra Thorpe, 27, from Leichhardt, said.

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The Staffordshire bull terrier was diagnosed with ''separation anxiety'' and prescribed a daily dose of Prozac combined with Valium and trazodone to help him handle panic attacks and stressful situations. He also underwent behavioural therapy.

Children able to consent to sterilisation and 12 year olds to consent to psychosurgery and electroshock without any parental consent in W.A.

Human Resources Rule

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