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News :: Social Welfare
Make oil a public utility
25 Mar 2008
Make oil a public utility
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http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17051/index.php




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********NEXT WORLD WAR/ESCALATION********





*IRAN*

Webster Tarpley - April 6 sneak attack by US forces against Iran planned:
http://www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_1888.shtml

(it won't be a sneak attack if Tarpley and Online Journal are writing about it.)




********BLEAK ECONOMICS********




*FOOD SUPPLY*

Truckers ‘going broke’ and threatening to strike
http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2008/03/19/news/iowa/doc47e03e9ea03bd427

World food stocks dwindling rapidly, UN warns
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/12/17/europe/food.php

from a reader:

"... Presently, most retail stores operate on what's called 'just in time delivery'. This means that at any given time there is only about a three day supply of whatever is being sold in these stores. If/when the trucks stop rolling, we will be in serious trouble almost immediately...


US blocks Venezuelan purchase of food:
http://www.cpa.org.au/garchve08/1358venez.html





*GREAT DEPRESSION, II*

Number of people needing food stamps in Ohio doubles since '01:
http://tinyurl.com/36pjl5

The financial destruction of the average man:
http://www.rense.com/general81/avman.htm

Tent cities being built around most cities, 10,000 Americans have fled to Canada:
http://www.chycho.com/?q=node/1631
http://www.freedoms phoenix.com/ Find-Freedom. htm?At=031337

Last hope in a weak economy? Mom and Dad:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080321/ap_on_bi_ge/living_with_parents

Slump moves from Wall Street to Main Street:
http://tinyurl.com/2dy99d

Americans on economy: It hurts:
http://money.cnn.com/2008/03/21/news/economy/CNN_poll_review/index.htm?p

the Second Great Depression:
http://depression2.tv/d2/node/42




*US DOLLAR*

Could State banks print money? Another way out of the "credit crisis":
http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/minnesota-bank-proposal.php




*OIL*

Retail gasoline price hits record:
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN1155601120080311





*WORLD ECONOMY*

Riots, hoarding, panic: the signs of things to come?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3500975.ece

Records continue to fall in global markets:
http://tinyurl.com/2chb67




*US ECONOMY*

The fall of the American consumer:
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080324/ehrenreich

International experts forsee collapse of US economy:
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=918803+





********GENERAL NEWS********




*RINGLING BROS CIRCUS*

The "Cruelest Show on Earth" arrives in Baltimore. It is truly sad to think of how those elephants and tigers are treated for this.




*OIL COMPANIES*

Make oil a public utility:
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/03/24/7863/

(what a concept; impossible to imagine today.)




*INSECTS*

Honey bees could be wiped out in 10 years:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/mar/09/animalbehaviour






*MIDWEST FLOODS*

Floods sweep central US:
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN2019975320080321





*ILLEGAL WAR/PERMANENT OCCUPATION BUDGETS*

The permanent occupation of Iraq is killing the US economy (by design):
http://www.alternet.org/story/79988/

Estimates of Iraq war cost were not even close to ballpark:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/19/washington/19cost.html?_r=1&oref=slogi

US economists see long term ills from Iraq slaughter/permanent occupation:
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN1251345620080313




*PENTAGON TECHNOLOGY*

Billions for insect spies, not one penny for the poor!

Pentagon's Cyborg Insect Spy program advancing steadily:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/03/for-years-now-p.html





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