As of Tuesday December 27, 2011

GoDaddy loses tens of thousands of accounts for failing to oppose SOPA legislation

Velayat 90: foreign helicopter expelled after approaching site of drill

Velayat 90 naval drill sends warning: Strait of Hormuz will be closed if Iran is threatened

Political theater: Transportation Security Administration increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, and ferry terminals

Ron Paul says National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress will accelerate “slip into tyranny” and assures “our descent into totalitarianism”

Americans increasingly saying no to consumerist Christmas

Three U.S. citizens killed in Mexico

State Department scrambling to move officially listed terrorist group to former U.S. base

Cheviot's Ned Naylor-Leland sees gold price as "Alice in Wonderland situation"; 2012 will be "year of delivery"

Greek electricians offer to reconnect citizens refusing to property tax attached to electric bill

Dozens killed as bombs explode across Baghdad

Finnish dock workers find U.S. missiles on China-bound ship

Annual GDP in third quarter slows to 1.8 percent

Investigative journalist tests Transportation Security Administration, passes checkpoint with phony pass, concludes security is theater

Juergen Stark says he resigned over wholesale purchase of sovereign bonds by European Central Bank to contain crisis

Ratings agency Fitch warns Spain and Italy of credit downgrade; Moody's downgrades Belgium

Egyptian troops beat protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square; 10 killed, hundreds injured

Chief prosecutor for International Criminal Court says death of Gaddafi may have been a war crime

Lunatic Government: Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer rises in strong support of spending bill even though "not one of us has read every page in this bill"

Lunatic Government: Rep. Paul Gosar calls omnibus spending bill "crap sandwich" after voting for it

Prominent Internet architects oppose piracy bills in House and Senate in open letter to Congress

PrECISE Act: House cybersecurity bill introduced by Republicans would establish entity to oversee information-sharing with the private sector on supposed threats in cyberspace

Predator drones to stay active as Iraq war officially ended

Totalitarian Britain: up to 14,500 soldiers slated to provide security at 2012 Olympics

Russian Prime Minister Putin says U.S. trying to destabilize Russia and killed Libya's Colonel Gaddafi

Navigational weakness entry point for electronic takeover of U.S. Sentinel drone according to Iranian engineer

Baghdad ceremony marks official end to 9-year U.S. war effort in Iraq

Syrian army defectors reportedly kill at least 27 soldiers and security personnel in clashes in province of Daraa

Colorado group calls for adoption of minimum surface casing depth suggestions for hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells

Colorado adopts disclosure rule for fracking

Environmental Protection Agency finds chemicals from natural gas "fracking" in Wyoming drinking-water aquifer

Greenhouse nightmare: Russian Academy of Sciences finds "fountains" of methane bubbling to surface of Arctic Ocean following loss of sea ice

Ann Barnhardt delivers scathing interview, points out whole system "levered upon itself to the point of impossibility" as world is being led to ruin by "fascist oligarchs," sees massive corruption and incompetence, lack of integrity and not regulation the issue

"MF Global has dealt a serious blow to market structure... knocked out all the props holding up the one essential ingredient needed for any market to function – namely, confidence," says James Turk

National Association of Realtors says benchmarking exercise reveals some properties repeatedly listed, new home sales were also captured; housing market much weaker than previously thought

Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely Republican primary voters shows Ron Paul rise to 18 % support, closing gap with rivals

Poll places Ron Paul in second place in Iowa, closes to within 1 percentage point of first

Jennifer Rubin: Internet piracy bills in House and Senate are "unnecessarily broad and a formula for a host of undesirable and unintended consequences"

Bill Wilson: Stop Online Piracy Act is a free-speech kill-switch

Former Senator Christopher Dodd gently threatens media and entertainment industry support Internet censorship or face Chinese-type response

Alleged Iranian terrorist visits White House alongside Iraqi Prime Minister

Jon Corzine continues pleas of ignorance before Senate, MF Global executives deny misuse of customer money

EU economics commissioner says British Prime Minister Cameron's veto can be overridden; suggests move was intended to protect bankers and corporations in City of London from regulation

Euro drops to 11-month low against dollar

Broward County Commission considers banning body scanners from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Battle for protein: China to work with South Korea after fishing violence

Chinese fishermen sue ConocoPhilips for $77.8 million over Bohai Bay oil spill

Air quality in Beijing registers 522 micrograms of particulate pollutants per cubic meter, hazard is "beyond index"

China to plant 26 billion trees over next 10 years

Gallup poll finds 64 % of Americans consider big government biggest threat to the country

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon says "Tehran should face a dilemma -- whether to have a bomb or to survive"

Environmental Protection Ministry Israeli: rivers and streams need another 100 years to fully recuperate

Hezbollah reveals identities of CIA operatives in Lebanon

Settlers and activists enter IDF base in West Bank, throw rocks, burn tires, and vandalize military vehicles

Jim Puplava and John Loeffler on economic dogma: global policy of inflation a form of financial repression, artificially low interests rates feeding malinvestment, modern economics resorting to any device encouraging indiscriminate investment, achieving superfluous growth for the sake of production and not for the wants of the people

Parliamentarian Parviz Sarvari tells student news agency Iran "will hold a military maneuver on how to close the Strait of Hormuz"

Bowe Bergdahl recaptured by Taliban after escape attempt

Bank run as Latvians fearing failure make big withdrawals from Swedbank cash machines

Colonial claim: Obama says other nations must not interfere after U.S. troops leave Iraq

Canada pulls out of Kyoto Protocol; Environment Minister Peter Kent describes it as "an impediment" to global climate solution

Inequality in America: white football players suing black-majority Savannah State University over scholarship denial

PLO spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi slams Newt Gingrich for ignorant statement, says he has "lost all touch with reality" and pandering to Israel lobby

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices support for law banning mosques from using loudspeakers for prayer calls

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak agrees to expansion of West Bank settlement of Gush Etzion

Islamic Jihad growing in strength, seen threatening by Israel and Hamas

Israeli officials call death of Palestinian demonstrator from tear gas canister to the head an "exceptional" incident

One dead as Libyan factions clash in Tripoli

World Wildlife Fund: more than 200 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year

Climate negotiators agree to launch new legally-binding treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions in Durban, South Africa and second commitment period for existing Kyoto Protocol

Global banks, investment houses and pension funds gobbling up farmland in poor countries for food and biofuels production

Campaigners warn world is on the brink of new land grab, Goldman Sachs and Monsanto part of a wider attempt to control productive capacity of the planet

Hundreds of army defectors in southern Syria clash with Assad forces

Syrian journalist Nizar Nayouf reports American troops deploying in Jordan near Syrian border; forces probing into Syria

German MP Frank Schaeffler describes excessive centralization as key problem and root cause of eurozone fiscal chaos

Germany's Bundesbank objects to EU summit plans to shore up Italy and Spain by channeling up to €200bn from central bank reserves through the International Monetary Fund

Republicans in Congress moving to block International Monetary Fund from using U.S. money for European bailouts

Eurozone banking system on the edge of collapse as major lenders begin to run out of necessary assets for funding lines

European Central Bank cuts interest rates and offers banks long-term funds in hope of softening looming recession and averting credit crunch

Chris Martenson: we are in a gigantic structural bear market without the natural resources for familiar recovery, entering generational economic dark period, take your wealth out of the banking system

Dylan Ratigan tells Jim Puplava, "the sinister benefit of all this credit insurance is is easy money for governments and consumers to finance wars and house purchases"; seeing a repeat of the extraction of wealth and theft, banks assuming infinite risks to collect infinite premium, starvation of capital choking economy

Bureau of Labor Statistics' numbers misrepresenting America's long-term outlook; more realistic U-6 measure still over 15 %, unofficial unemployment over 22 %

Reuters poll of economists forecasts downgrade of French AAA credit rating in 3 months

Legendary investor Jim Rogers says "worst risk facing us is the United States' central bank... should abolish the Federal Reserve... let interest rates find their realistic level... people who have been saving and investing are being destroyed by, in favor of, the people who have done everything the wrong way"

Swiss finance minister tells parliament of ongoing study on capital controls and negative interest rates in event of euro collapse

Iranian Armed Forces to simulate design and reproduce the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone

Iranians push Russians and Chinese for S-300 missiles, technology and know-how in exchange for access to stealth drone

Capture of stealth drone a humbling shock to U.S. and Israel; allied agents operating in Iran now inadvertently acknowledged

Iran may have brought down U.S. Sentinel stealth drone with Russian Avtobaza mobile jamming and intelligence system

Saudi Prince bin Turki al Faisal calls for nuclear-equipped Gulf Cooperation Council in face of unconstrained Israel and Iran

Grievances for war still lingering as Iraqi oil and energy committee member points out oil-field border with Kuwait not delineated

German intelligence service sees Afghan President Karzai positioning self for long-term rule

Exxon Mobil report projects global energy consumption to rise 32 % by 2040

Bill Gates pitches traveling wave reactor to nuclear-friendly China; gives assurance that Fukushima scenarios will be averted

Fifty tons of corn stolen from moving Brazilian train

Resource wars: widely circulated Pakistani news daily says war with India inevitable to tackle water aggression

U.S. forces meet deadline to vacate Pakistan's Shamsi Air Base

War on the American citizen: local sheriffs calls in CBP Predator drone to facilitate North Dakota arrests

Authoritarian Britain: police to test blinding laser rifles on rioters

Undercover cops infiltrated Occupy LA camp

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak calls for "paralyzing" sanctions on Iran

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announces lawsuit against major banks for unlawful and illegal foreclosure

D Sherman Okst: psychopaths have hijacked economics

Psychopathic economist: James Livingston encouraging continued consumerism as benefit to environment, economy, and soul

Iran holding downed U.S. stealth drone

Obama to head to Hawaii for 17-day vacation as U.S. economy crumbles

Nomura's Bob Janjuah: hard default for Greece in first quarter 2012, up to 25 % drop in equity markets, worst still ahead, banking sector a curse on economy, grotesque misallocation of capital going on, should let banks and countries default

MSN Money's Anthony Mirhaydari sees "something wrong with economy," evidence building of stall, headlines mask underlying problems

Keyboard money: Europe borrowing from the Federal Reserve via simple data entry on computer

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson revealed feeding inside tips to Wall Street

Success outside the euro: Sweden lowering debt, disciplining banks, and realizing strong bond market

Greek PM Papademos describes debt-swap negotiations as "complicated"

Entire $50 million account missing for Illinois MF Global customer

Tram rant highlights ethnic powder-keg in Britain

Obama issues Ron Paul "kill order"

Tepco report says Fukushima Daiichi plant fuel rods may have breached concrete floor in reactor 1

Libya 2.0: humanitarian cover for desired takeover of Syria

Libya 2.0: UN high commissioner for human rights calls for international intervention to avert civil war in Syria

"No evidence to justify the humanitarian war in Libya," concludes filmmaker and journalist Julien Teil

Russia fulfills contract, supplies Bastion coastal missile systems with Yakhont cruise missiles to Syria

Bane of western globalists, Vladimir Putin, poised to retake Russian presidency

Newly-elected Kyrgyz President Atambayev says he will shut down key U.S. military base in country

Former Governor and Senator Jon Corzine subpoenaed to appear before House panel for role in MF Global collapse

Coeur d’Alene Mines will consider holding reserves in silver in response to Sprott call to action

Legendary billionaire Eric Sprott calls for formation of "OPEC" for silver producers; urges storing of money in silver rather than bank cash deposits

"Global lending organism holding sovereign sway over G7 governments and populations," says QB Asset Management co-founder, Paul Brodsky

Central bank loans through International Monetary Fund may deliver as much as 200 billion euros

Central banks prepare to distribute foreign currency at home

Bill Bonner: corruption continues as central banks print money and bail out speculators and favored elites

Gluskin Sheff & Associates' David Rosenberg: low income people have been crushed in terms of real wages and general rise in price levels

Storm clouds darkening over global economy

Jobless claims rise above 400,000

"Father of Free Software," Richard Stallman, says Facebook and other social media are mass surveillance

"You are all screwed," says Wikileaks' Julian Assange of public living in world of mass surveillance

Border deal allows armed U.S. police to operate in Canada

Paul Craig Roberts: Congress is repealing the Constitution