Pacific Ocean Earthquake Recorded 50 Miles Off The Coast Of Northern California
A strong earthquake was recorded at 9:18 p.m. PDT on Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean near northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The 6.9-magnitude temblor hit about 50 miles west of Eureka, Calif., at a depth of 4.3 miles. ...
... "This lasted longer than any earthquake I've ever felt," Raquel Maytorena, 52, who lives about a mile from the coast in Ferndale near Eureka, told The Los Angeles Times. "It just kept going and going, very slowly and softly. It was not violent. It almost felt like you were in a boat that was rocking." ... Read more
Democrats Clock All-Nighter With Talk Of Climate Crisis
Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of the devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction.
Addressing a nearly empty chamber and visitor gallery, more than two dozen speakers agreed with each other about the need to act on climate change. Naysayers -- Republicans -- largely stayed away, arguing hours earlier that regulation would cost Americans jobs in a sluggish economy. ... Read more
Ukraine: A Geopolitical Choke Point
In trying to put the fast-moving events in Ukraine in perspective, we are equally prone to lose our way in simplistic reductions or obfuscating complexities. Many commentators reduce the many dynamics in play to a conventional binary conflict: Russia vs. the U.S. (Cold War redux), Russia vs. Europe, neo-fascist nationalists vs. leftists, western Ukraine vs. eastern Ukraine, etc.We also need to talk about:
1. EnergyRead more
2. Transport routes
3. Military control transport and geographical chokepoints
4. The support or resistance of resident populaces
UKRAINE: Energy, Economic & Military Choke Point (03/04/14) [21:42] (start at 2:35 minutes)
Detroit Suburbs Devise Ways to Dodge Takeovers as Decay Widens
Sandwiched between bankrupt Detroit and two foundering cities that fell under state control, Lincoln Park is trying to avoid the same fate.
The bungalow suburb of 37,000 residents asked Michigan for a review of its finances, which are so shaky that it diverted $2.5 million to pensions from a water and sewer account. The audit, due by April 11, could prompt Governor Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency manager -- a fate the town wants to avoid. ... Read more
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, March 11 [14:24] *DN | Ex-Japanese PM: Fukushima Meltdown Was Worse Than Chernobyl & Why He Now Opposes Nuclear Power (03/11/14) [24:02], Part 2 [13:24]
*DN | Chomsky: From Hiroshima to Fukushima, Vietnam to Fallujah, State Power Ignores Its Massive Harm (03/11/14) [6:08]
CNN | 21 years as an exec and can't find work (03/07/14) [1:58]
TRNN NewsTRNN | whistleblower Kirk Wiebe: says potential whistleblowers will be silenced with new mass surveillance system (03/11/14) [4:41]
*TRNN | Arnie Gunderson and journalist Chiho Kaneko: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Three Years Later, Who is Responsible? (03/11/14) [11:35] TRNN | Historian Per Rudlging: Svoboda and the History of Ukrainian Nationalism (03/11/14) [11:42]
FukushimaPBS Newshour | Fishing for data in the radioactive waters off Fukushima [8:53]
TYT | I Wish My Son Was Never Born, Says Adam Lanza's Father (03/10/14) [6:15]
TYT | PBS Has Some Explaining To Do (03/10/14) [7:47]
TYT | I Got A Crush On The Gipper - Ronald Reagan (03/10/14) [5:30]
*TYT | Dick Cheney Assaults Obama On Handling Of Ukraine Situation (03/10/14) [8:01]
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Jon Stewart - Daily NewsJon Stewart | CPAC brings together conservative leaders each hoping to win followers with heartfelt anecdotes, colorful musical entrances and fear-inducing depictions of America (03/10/14) [5:51]
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United States owes a lot of money, with its debt equal to the size of the economy as of 2012. See the Statue of Liberty & WTC being dwarfed by the debt.
Five Banks Account For 96% Of The $250 Trillion In Outstanding US Derivative Exposure; Is Morgan Stanley Sitting On An FX Derivative Time Bomb?
Zero Hedge | Author | 09/24/11
The latest quarterly report from the Office Of the Currency Comptroller is out and as usual it presents in a crisp, clear and very much glaring format the fact that the top 4 banks in the US now account for a massively disproportionate amount of the derivative risk in the financial system. Specifically, of the $250 trillion in gross notional amount of derivative contracts outstanding (consisting of Interest Rate, FX, Equity Contracts, Commodity and CDS) among the Top 25 commercial banks (a number that swells to $333 trillion when looking at the Top 25 Bank Holding Companies), a mere 5 banks (and really 4) account for 95.9% of all derivative exposure (HSBC replaced Wells as the Top 5th bank, which at $3.9 trillion in derivative exposure is a distant place from #4 Goldman with $47.7 trillion). The top 4 banks: JPM with $78.1 trillion in exposure, Citi with $56 trillion, Bank of America with $53 trillion and Goldman with $48 trillion, account for 94.4% of total exposure. As historically has been the case, the bulk of consolidated exposure is in Interest Rate swaps ($204.6 trillion), followed by FX ($26.5TR), CDS ($15.2 trillion), and Equity and Commodity with $1.6 and $1.4 trillion, respectively. Read more