As of Friday March 30, 2012

Obama assures enough oil available to continue antagonism against Iran

Xeno-estrogens in polluted world turning girls into women at age 9; endorcine disruptors in environment acting as steroids

One killed, dozens arrested as Israeli forces crack down on Land Day protests

Corn, wheat, and soybean prices surge

War on the American Citizen: Department of Homeland Security to take delviery of hundreds of millions of rounds of hollowpoint ammunition

Neonicotinoid pesticides tied to collapse of bee colonies

Pentagon expects mass layoffs across defense industry if $500 billion in budget cuts take effect in January 2013

Treasury Department seeks to change composition of nickels and pennies

Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke says "forceful policy response" to 2007-2009 financial crisis probably averted "much worse outcomes"

Long-awaited rules announced to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants

Congressional investigators' memo: MF Global's Jon Corzine gave "direct instructions" to transfer $200 million from customer fund account to meet overdraft in brokerage account with JP Morgan

Supreme Court considering arguments in Obama health care overhaul

Hutaree militia acquitted of conspiracy charges; two members still facing weapons-realted charges

All charges dismissed for 5 out of 7 Hutaree militia; U.S. District Judge cites lack of evidence

Regulators and geologists find fracking likely caused series of Ohio earthquakes

Losing hearts and minds: lone U.S. soldier massacres 16 Afghan villagers in night attack

Libyan fallout: new missiles popping up in Gaza

U.S. intelligence officials acknowledge Assad could survive Syrian revolt

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Thomas Pickering, says Israeli intelligence opposed to preemptive strike on Iran, recognizing "risks and complications" and likely "counterproductive" results

Spain's public debt rising

Retroactive collective action clauses may be activated to force Greek creditor holdouts; markets fear similar downward spiral for Portugal

Restructuring scam: total debt of Greece (sovereign, municipal, corporate and bank) actually increased from $1.20 to $1.233 trillion

Fitch Ratings downgrades Greek long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings to "Restricted Default" from "C"

Investment demand pushes silver price up 20 percent in the first ten weeks of 2012

South Korean fishery inspection officials report increasing number of Japanese imports radioactively contaminated

Global warming: rising sea levels forcing Kiribati islanders to pursue mass relocation to Fiji

Fed Z1 update showing debt-to-GDP levels not materially different than pre-crisis levels, dominant sector of expansion is Federal Government, GDP not advancing with debt-based bubble

Baited trap: hedge funds find legal loophole to force Greece to repay some debt in full

Dozens of intereviewed Afghan security personnel don't trust American counterparts; February Koran burnings at Bagram Air Base unleash over 10 years of simmering tension

Lebanon rejects U.S. call to protect Syrian rebels

Stratfor leak: "SOF [special operation forces] teams (presumably from the US, UK, France, Jordan and Turkey) are already on the ground" in Syria

Russian deputy ambassador believes over 15,000 foreigners fighting in Syria

Libyan Prime Minister "not aware" of any Syrians training in Libya

Russian ambassador to the United Nations alleges Syrian revolutionary training being conducted in Libya

Obama reportedly admits privately that Iranian Fordow enrichment plant no longer vulnerable to bombs and missiles and no intelligence showing pursuit of nuclear weapons

Israel asks U.S. for bunker-buster bombs and refueling planes to improve ability to attack Iran

Gallup: U.S. unemployment without seasonal adjustment increases to 9.1 percent in February, underemployment 19.1 percent

District of Columbia has no count of jobs "created" with $885 million in stimulus funds since 2009

Congressional Budget Office: Government recorded worst-ever monthly deficit in February, borrowing 42 percent of spent dollars, deficit-running streak hits 41st straight month

Race attack: black teenagers ignite "white boy" doused with gasoline

District judge finds Maryland gun law unconstitutional; Second Amendment all the reason citizens need to exercise right

Greece’s credit rating cut to lowest level by Moody’s Investors Service

Leaked Stratfor e-mails reveal analysts didn't believe Osama bin Laden buried at sea

Missile shield: Vladimir Putin says Washington's single-minded quest for invulnerability threatening prospects for lasting peace

Obama admits he has never failed "to support Israel on every single problem that they've had"

Mozilla Forefox offers anti-Big Brother add-on to web browser

Desperate Syrian rebels flee new offensive by Assad forces

Turkey has called the violence in Syria "a crime against humanity"

Peak gold: production of precious metal stagnant in past decade, modest success finding significant, easy new deposits

Fossil fuel release of carbon dioxide acidifying oceans faster than any time in past 300 million years

Syrian opposition forces making "tactical retreat" from Homs; hundreds reported killed, essential supplies short

Ongoing investigation by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gives probable cause Obama birth certificate released last year is "computer-generated forgery"

Brazil declares currency war in response to U.S. and European expansion of money supply

American Institute for Economic Research reports "Everyday Price Index" of inflation up 8 % in past year

Former CIA Director Hayden calls Stuxnet virus "good idea" as experts condemn folly of unleashing cyber weapon