Possible Chinese Coup?

Maybe you’ve seen, it…. maybe you haven’t. Over the last few days, there have been “rumors” of a Chinese military coup in the works. Rumors and remarkably similar to ass-umptions in their after effects, so be careful what you take a truth. Still, Wednesday, the Washington Times shipped in with this report.

From Bloomberg … From Front Porch Politics … From Foreign Policy Blog …

The most interesting component of this story is that an increasingly nationalistic military could be

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Some News Items from the Middle East

Russia upgrades Syria-based electronic station to warn Iran of US/Israeli attack

North Korea tested Iranian warhead or “dirty bomb” in 2010 for $55m – “German and Japanese intelligence sources Monday, March 5, confirmed – and qualified – to debkafile reports in the German Der Spiegel and Welt am Sonntag that Western intelligence had known for 11 months that at least one of North Korea’s covert nuclear tests in 2010 was carried out on an Iranian radioactive bomb or nuclear warhead.”

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Big Storm is Past, or is it??

. . . . I think it is mostly done for.

According to this article, northward oriented storms pose little threat. Southward, however, can be of the type to work us over fairly well. This article explains it clearly. Read it in its entirety.

“The orientation of the magnetic field in the CME is a big determining factor for how strong or weak the event is going to be,” Young said. “If it’s oriented more southward, which is opposite to

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A Little Update on the Flare

Check out this site for its graphs and definitions. Very informative once you get your head around it. What I took away from it today was the level of HF (HiFreq) radio interference that is probable, and the radiation danger on the ISS.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/03/08/x-class-aurora-proton/

“Another CME, part of the recent R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout event at 0024 UTC March 7 (7:24 p.m. EST March 6) is forecast to pass ACE early morning UTC on March 8 (start of day EST

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$5 per Gallon - Fond Memories?

What would you say if I were to ask you, “Would you ever wish for gas at $5 per gallon? Well, I’m asking. I heard a report today that described the fuel needs present in China and India. It stated that by next year, they very well could be demanding the importation of oil at a rate larger than what the world can provide to them.

From “Fueling the Dragon – China’s Race into the Oil Market”

With 1.3 billion

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Gas Prices Going Up. Now What?

Here’s a link to a AAA gas price site. The Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Prices momentarily topped $5 /gallon in southern California. The trend is up. The L.A. Times wrote in January that….

“Not only are we worrying about the end of the world in 2012 — thanks, Maya calendar makers — but this also may be the year of the gas-pocalypse, analysts warn. That’s because gasoline prices are the highest ever for the start of the year, and they’re

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Scroogle is DEAD (rest in pieces)

Up until recently, we have been using Scroogle Scraper, an anonymous internet search engine. It has died. Don’t know if it will be resurrected or not. rumor has it that the server was hacked, and that along with some financial issues has rendered it not-of-this-world.

Now we are using ixquick. So far, it seems to work just fine, and actually returns better results. Scroogle would not allow for spelling mistakes, whereas ixquick has rectified many of mine.

So, if you’ve

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2011 Earthquake Map - Animated

From a friend of mine, here is a YouTube animation of a every earthquake magnitude 4.5 and greater. It has sound, which get louder with the size of the quake. Warning… starting in the March segment, there is a flurry of sound, for obvious reasons. At the end of the December section, the map shows yellow where the quakes were. You’ll notice that the US is fairly untouched, compared to the rest of the Pacific Rim. We have is easy

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DIA Director - "China preparing for space warfare"

Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, disclosed new details of China’s space weapons programs last week, including information regarding China’s anti-satellite missiles and cyber warfare capabilities.

Burgess stated in little-noticed written testimony prepared for an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Beijing is developing missiles, electronic jammers, and lasers for use against satellites.

Much of the space warfare activity is being carried out under the guise of China’s supposedly non-military space program,

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Are You Planning to Find a New Job?

From Zero Hedge.

On Friday, Gallup’s mid-month unemployment reading, which covers the preceding 30 days, jumped from 8.3% in mid-January, the low point since the financial crisis, to 9.0%. An astounding increase. And its Job Creation Index confirmed that trend, dropping from +16 in January to +13 in February.

I had a feeling that the numbers early this year were not entirely on the mark. This information bears following. Job creation is, to me, a serious indicator of near future

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