Monday, February 01, 2010

CIA Officers Moonlighting on Wall Street

From Jenna Orkin

Headlines
CIA Officers Moonlighting on Wall Street
Business Investment Advisors: BIA
Chinese Espionage
MI5 suggests British business has been targeted for high level blackmail and espionage by Chinese spies.
Many Haitians want U.S. to ‘take over’

US
Economists say U.S. poised for worsening financial catastrophes
Faber says S&P may drop 20% on economic, earnings prospects
US military responsibilities to expand to defend space and cyberspace
Report: Critical infrastructure is a frequent target for cyberattacks (from Rice Farmer)
House Web sites hacked, leading to call for review (from Rice Farmer)
More US Borrowers Than Ever Refi to Shrink Mortgage
Paulson Feared Fun on Dollar and Collapse of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan
AIG Bailout: How American Taxpayers Saved European Banks
U.S. Probes of TARP Misconduct Rose 41% in Fourth Quarter, Watchdog Says
Send California Prisoners to Mexico, Says Schwarzenegger
Quicker "Non-Judicial" Foreclosures and Evictions Coming to Florida
Murray Hill Inc. Running for Congress
Massive Layoffs Coming in NYC, Nevada, California, Colorado, Arizona, Everywhere Pennsylvania Capital Ponders Bankruptcy
Miami Faces Financial Meltdown; SEC Investigates "Financial Shell Game" Asks For Records On All Major Bond Deals Since 2006
77 Fraud, Money Laundering, Insider Trading, and Tax Evasion Investigations Underway Regarding TARP
US Deflation No Longer a Risk: Fed's Bullard
Superfast Bullet Trains Are Finally Coming to U.S.
Bank Reform To Spark Bold Move By Goldman?
No sanctions for Bush lawyers on waterboarding

World
Thousands in Tokyo Protest Against US Troops in Japan
Deteriorating Greece situation could force EU’s hand
U.K. Risks `Greek-Style Crisis' on Budget Deficit, Conservative Party Says
UK: Gulf Between Rich and Poor Widest Since WW II
Crisis in Spain and Greece: Plan A and Plan B
China Overtakes U.S. as Largest Saudi Customer
China Boss of Davos as Nobody Dared to Inquire What Went Wrong With Google
Heard in Davos: Bankers are 'Public Enemy #1' (from Rice Farmer)
Plan to oust Saddam drawn up two years before the invasion
Ex-MI6 chief to give secret testimony
UK Godfather Uses Facebook From Prison


Energy/Transportation/Permaculture
Permaculture/Money Lecture (from Dave Crossland)
The great uranium stampede
Scientists set for nuclear fusion fuel switch-on
Peugeot hit by recall of 90,000 cars
Peugeot Citro├źn to recall vehicles made in Czech Republic at factory it shares with the crisis-struck Toyota
Row threatens bee plan

And...
Hayek v. Keynes Rap Video

7 comments:

Tokar said...

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14303473 - Colorado Springs cutting several public services. "The city won't pay for any street paving, relying instead on a regional authority that can meet only about 10 percent of the need."

Great blog, thanks!

SteveDucey said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100131/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistaneconomyenergyminerals_20100131124906

We had no idea that any of this was here, we swear!

Lift-It-Up said...

Food for thought.
I was at a Costco today in Southern Cal. It's been 1 month since I've made my last visit and today was pretty shocking.

There was a very 'limited' amount of fruits and vegetables. The prices overall have risen by 15 to 20% while they cut the amount of the produce you get in half. The quality was subpar as well.

Strawberries, Tomatoes, Avocado, Lime & Lemon from Mexico, Grapes from Chile, Cherries from Peru. All of a sudden I was wondering what happened to all the fruits and vegetables that California produces????

I do see a lot less of selection in all the fresh produces as well.

Not sure if anyone else sees this around the country. Would be interesting to know.

Southern Cal according to Mike has only a 4 day food supply.

v said...

Obama seeks money for nuclear weapons work

GrTz,

V

MCR said...

BTW, CIA Officers aren't "moonlighting" on Wall Street. No, they're just being called in from the field offices in Langley and NY City so that they can more quickly solve the problems of the people they work for.

MCR

eyeballs said...

Lift-it-up

In your experience, does California produce strawberries in January? If you want to eat local, you should have been storing roots and apples in barrels under your house, and canned fruit on the shelves. You could have dried strawberries last summer, and eaten them with (stored) oats over the winter.

Something to think about this harvest season, in case Chile stops sending stuff next winter.

gamedog said...

We've had a succession of MSM come out on the sceptic side of AGW in the last few days (at last), and now The Sun (mainstream tabloid) is out right calling it a con

http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/papercolumnists/donaldmacleod/2831667/Inconveniently-for-the-experts-global-warming-is-a-con.html

The Times seems to have been getting more sceptical over the last few months too. Nice how none of the MSM credited any of the blogging community who really broke this.

I'm wondering why Mr. Murdoch has switched sides, wondering if the carbon traders are trying to cut some fraction out of the deal, and weather it has anything to do with that Goldman Vs JPM thing - It would be nice to think various fractions of TPTB are infighting, but on the other hand, I still think this is all planned in infinitesimal detail, they've been at it for so many years.