Rice Farmer - Evening Edition
Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards
Airline Death Spiral
Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums
"Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tried to distance himself on Sunday from an aide’s earlier comments that he would respect Israel’s decision if it should decide to use military force to halt Iran’s nuclear program, according to media reports."
"At least 10 local Islamists have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates over the past several days as part of a widening crackdown on dissidents, activists said on Sunday."
Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks
"Tens of thousands of people protested against nuclear power outside Japan's parliament on Sunday, the same day a proponent of using renewable energy to replace nuclear following the Fukushima disaster was defeated in a local election."
"With demand rising against the slumping domestic supply, Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring province of Long An are facing a cooking gas shortage, some local dealers have told Tuoi Tre."
"Diesel shortages has badly affected the harvest in Al-Kharj, according to a number of farmers. Lack of diesel at gas stations has negatively impacted their produce and damaged most of their crops, forcing many to stop cultivating clover as they are unable to irrigate their farms."
The article suggests that this is the first such party in Japan, but it is actually one of several. The first nationally organized Green Party was formed some 30 years ago. -- RF
"Braintree could be plunged into darkness as thousands of streetlights are set to be turned off to save energy and cash."
Jenna Orkin - Morning Edition
US Sees Israel as Spy Threat - from Per Fagereng
Just how deep do they intend it to get? - JO
Would that it were so; the article does not convince. Advances in solar panels and windpower won't bridge the energy gap and the claim that Japan is successfully weaning itself off nuclear power is wishful thinking. See fourth headline above.. - JO