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Politics and  Legislation

Who can shut down cell phone service? FCC seeks public comment

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/who-can-shut-down-cell-phone-service-fcc-seeks-public-comment.ars

When does the enemy of our enemy stay our enemy and not our friend?

http://www.darkpolitricks.com/2012/03/enemy-enemy-stay-enemy-friend/

US government ultimately paid bail for Egypt NGOs

http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL2E8E2B0F20120302

US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/prot-m03.shtml

Illinois judge: law barring recording police is unconstitutional

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/illinois-judge-law-barring-recording-police-is-unconstitutional.ars

Has the Time Come to Start Taxing Online Game Currency?

http://www.allgov.com/Unusual_News/ViewNews/Has_the_Time_Come_to_Start_Taxing_Online_Game_Currency_120304

Economy

Dept. of Energy signs agreements to develop small nuclear generators

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/03/dept-of-energy-signs-agreements-to-develop-small-nuclear-generators.ars

World Bank demands further pro-market measures in China

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/wbnk-m05.shtml

Perruchot report exposes French unions’ ties to the ruling class

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/perr-m05.shtml

Spain to extradite Mubarak associate to Egypt over gas deal with Israel

Yossi Maiman’s partner in the natural gas deal between Egypt and Israel is accused of making illegal profits from gas sales to Israel.

http://www.haaretz.com/business/spain-to-extradite-mubarak-associate-to-egypt-over-gas-deal-with-israel-1.416304?localLinksEnabled=false

Matt Taibbi: Bank of America is a “raging hurricane of theft and fraud”

http://fthebanks.org/matt-taibbi-on-bank-of-america/

In Person: Former Reagan aide Stockman fears another collapse

David Stockman, former wunderkind of the Reagan revolution, is now an advocate for higher taxes, a critic of the work that made him rich and a scared investor who doesn’t own a single stock for fear of another financial crisis.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017652086_inpersonstockman05.html

Asia stocks down after Obama’s tough talk on Iran

Asian stock markets fell Monday as tough talk by President Barack Obama over Iran’s nuclear program and uncertainty over Greece’s ability to clear the next hurdle in its debt reduction plan unnerved investors.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017667732_apworldmarkets.html

Glencore benefits from price rise for commodities

Commodities giant Glencore International PLC says it full-year profit rose 7 percent in 2011 to reach $4.06 billion.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017668174_apeuswitzerlandearnsglencore.html

Environmental

Deepwater Oil Drilling Picks Up Again as BP Disaster Fades

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/business/deepwater-oil-drilling-accelerates-as-bp-disaster-fades.html?ref=todayspaper

6,800 tons of radiation-tainted rice straw left lying in 8 prefectures

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20120303p2a00m0na010000c.html

From broken temp sensors to leaky pipes, Fukushima nuke plant plagued with problems

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20120303p2a00m0na008000c.html

Wars  and  Rumors  of War

US to Attempt Overthrow of Putin Government

http://www.blacklistednews.com/US_to_Attempt_Overthrow_of_Putin_Government/18276/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Britain considers air strikes against Somali insurgents

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/soma-m05.shtml

The U.S. Strategy to Control Middle Eastern Oil: “One of the Greatest Material Prizes in World History”

http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_U.S._Strategy_to_Control_Middle_Eastern_Oil%3A_%E2%80%9COne_of_the_Greatest_Material_Prizes_in_World_History%E2%80%9D/18270/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Senior U.S. senator calls for arming Syria rebels

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/04/us-syria-usa-senators-idUSTRE8230LZ20120304

Secret State Agencies: ‘No Hard Evidence’ Iran Building Nukes, March to War Continues

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Secret_State_Agencies%3A_%27No_Hard_Evidence%27_Iran_Building_Nukes%2C_March_to_War_Continues/18272/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Israel to sell $1.6 billion in arms to Iran’s neighbor Azerbaijan

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017606201_azerbaijan27.html

Israel delivers ultimatum to Barack Obama on Iran’s nuclear plans

At Monday’s meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama the Israeli prime minister will deliver a stark warning, reports Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9121433/Israel-delivers-ultimatum-to-Barack-Obama-on-Irans-nuclear-plans.html

British Propagandist in Syria: The Good Guys?

http://www.blacklistednews.com/British_Propagandist_in_Syria%3A_The_Good_Guys%3F/18261/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Netanyahu praises Obama’s AIPAC speech

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=260432

U.S. Backers of Israel Pressure Obama Over Policy on Iran

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/world/middleeast/israels-backers-in-aipac-press-obama-to-harden-iran-policy.html?_r=1

CIA ex-chief lauds Stuxnet virus use against Iran

http://www.legitgov.org/CIA-ex-chief-lauds-Stuxnet-virus-use-against-Iran

New poll shows Israelis oppose military strike on Iran

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/229632.html

US prepares to refuel Israeli planes striking Iran: Report

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/229601.html

Misc

Megaupload takedown a “death sentence without trial,” says Kim Dotcom

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/megaupload-got-a-death-sentence-without-trial-says-kim-dotcom-in-first-tv-interview.ars

Copyright kings are judge, jury and executioner on YouTube

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/

German intelligence agencies expand monitoring of Internet

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/germ-m05.shtml

Angry Birds, Meet Jailbirds: New App Helps You Snitch on Your Friends

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/app-homeland-security/

CIA ex-chief lauds Stuxnet virus use against Iran

Rpt-Iran to accept payment in gold from trading partners

http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/iran-accept-payment-gold-trading-partners-174629165.html

TEHRAN, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Iran will take payment from

its trading partners in gold instead of dollars, the Iranian

state news agency IRNA quoted the central bank governor as

saying on Tuesday.

Iranian financial institutions have been hit by sanctions

imposed by the United States and the European Union in an effort

to force Tehran to halt its nuclear program.

Significant difficulties in making dollar payments to

Iranian banks have forced Iran’s trading partners to look for

alternative ways to settle transactions, including direct barter

deals.

“In its trade transactions with other countries, Iran does

not limit itself to the U.S. dollar, and the country can pay

using its own currency,” central bank governor Mahmoud Bahmani

was quoted as saying. “If a country should so choose, it can pay

in gold and we would accept that without any reservation.”

The sanctions include a phased ban on importing oil from

Iran, which EU member states are to implement by July.

China and India, two of the largest consumers of Iranian

oil, have said they will continue imports, but Japan and Korea

have announced cuts to quotas following pressure from the United

States. As a result the value of Iran’s rial has plummeted,

pushing the price of goods sharply higher across the country.

Western countries believe Tehran is trying to establish a

nuclear weapons capability, and the United States and Israel

have not ruled out military action against it. The Islamic

Republic says its nuclear ambitions are peaceful and that it

will hit back if targeted.

(Reporting by Hashem Kalantari; Writing by Marcus George;

Editing by Tim Pearce)

BRICS call for open selection of next World Bank chief

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brics-call-open-selection-next-231234340.html

Japan sees upward pressure on yen waning

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bojs-shirakawa-watching-oil-price-043055094.html

U.S. did not call for strategic oil release: G20 sources

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-did-not-call-strategic-022614114.html

Financial Markets 2012: Bombs… er Government Bonds, Fiat Currencies and Gold / Stock-Markets / Global Debt Crisis 2012

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article33321.html

Gold, Silver Juniors Should Shine in 2012 / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article33319.html

Metals and Mining Paradigm Shift, Exiting Easy And Cheap / Commodities / Metals & Mining

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article33314.html

G20 moves to line up huge rescue deal for April

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/26/us-g-idUSTRE81N1L620120226

 

 

Wall Street Closes Lower On Banks

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-futures-mixed-economic-data-095…

Gasoline Gas Spike Has Temporary Offset

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gasoline-price-spike-temporary-offset…

Housing Dilemma:  There’s Not Enough To Buy

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/housings-dilemma-theres-not-enough-20…

Some Greeks Might Have To Pay For Their Jobs

http://news.yahoo.com/greeks-might-pay-jobs-152039441.html

The Looming Threat To Gas Prices:  Straight Of Hormuz Explained
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/looming-threat-gas-pric…

Pawn Stars:  5 Household Items With Hidden Value
http://financiallyfit.yahoo.com/finance/article-113849-11791-2-pawn…

Oil Dips Below $106 Amid Greek Woes, Iran Tensions
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/oil-dips-below-106-amid-134242828.htm…

Iran Threatens To Extend Oil Embargo
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/20/iran-threatens-extend-o…

Analysts Warn Oil Could Pass $200 On Iran Tensions
http://www.citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/analysts-warn-oil-could-pa…

8 Reasons Why The Greek Debt Deal May Not Stop A Chaotic Greek Debt Default
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/8-reasons-why-the-greek…

 

Dow Flirts With 13,000 But Can’t Make It

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dow-flirts-13-000-again-210726737.htm…

Benchmark Oil Price Hits 9-Month High Near $108

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/benchmark-oil-price-hits-9-214024902….

False Recovery 2.0:  It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2011

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/false-recovery-2-0-beginning-15303341…

Jim Rogers:  Gold To Rise Much Higher In This Decade, Do Not Sell It!

http://lewrockwell.com/rogers-j/rogers-j165.html

Latest Resignations From World Banks & Gov’ts

http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=72423198

Gasoline Prices Are Not Rising, The Dollar Is Falling

http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiswoodhill/2012/02/22/gasoline-price…

Disability Fraud Holds Down US Unemployment Rate

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article33236.html

Japan, China To Promote Yen-Yuan Currency Exchange

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/17/japan-economy-china-idUSL…