12/1 newspurge: if we make it through december

extreme weather records in 2011, ‘bare-knuckle’ years ahead*

oklahoma continues string of recent mild earthquakes*
santa ana winds rattle nerves in california*
‘national level exercise’ disaster drill derailed by disasters*
delegates say it’s too early to give up on cop17*
US settles suit from widow of 1st anthrax victim*
white powdery substance in inmate’s letter shuts down georgia courthouse*

what have the central banks of the world done now?*

how central banks eased world economy*
factories stall worldwide, US jobless claims rise*
3 powerball winners say there is no secret 4th*

stalin’s daughter lana peters dies in US of cancer*

stalin’s daughter dies after quiet last years in wisconsin cottage*
video: new evidence shows sirhan sirhan may be innocent*

same as it ever was: complete grammy nomination list*

video: kanye west tops grammy nominations*
george orwell’s guide to the news*
new season for old jokes*
‘the artist’ silently leads the charge in oscars race*
fbi agents upset over movie alleging j. edgar hoover was gay*
ken russell, provocative director of ‘tommy’ & ‘altered states’, dies at 84*
clark gable’s secret daughter dies*
patrice o’neal mourned by fans & friends*
barry llewellyn, founder of the heptones, dies at 64*
video: the heptones ‘sea of love’*

murder, mayhem in metro east –
man convicted of murdering 6yr-old cahokia, illinois boy

retail crime, police activity jumps during holidays*
1 dead, 16 injured in tennessee crashes involving 176 cars*
bad dog? utah hunter shot by canine companion*
texas dad fatally shoots 4 kids, wounds wife*
murder charge in killing near occupy oakland camp*

obama issues ron paul ‘kill order’ as russia prepares for war?*

ok, now ron paul*
video: russian tv anchor fired over gesture at obama*
thomas, kagan asked to sit out health care case*
video: barney frank not seeking re-election in 2012*
barney frank retires: 10 things to know about the congressman*
(such as running a gay brothel out of his apartment)*

oregon oddities:
30 missing minutes:
portland christmas treebomber by the numbers

omsi cancels climate talk due to skeptics being on panel*
bagelgate: kettleman’s bagels ‘will not change’ after sellout*
wandering wolf inspires hope & dread*

police state updates:
jonathan elinoff’s investigation leads to arrest of denver sheriff*

video: denver sheriff jailed in prison that bears his own name*
researcher’s video shows secret software on millions of phones logging everything*
border deal fuels concerns in canada*
defying police blockade, boston’s occupy builds a city*
survival shop reports jump in sales to people preparing for ‘possible collapse’*

wv worry:
manchin breaks with obama, congress on payroll taxes
yet votes to give military power to imprison indefinitely*

mister bee potato chips files for bankruptcy*
federal ubb report to be released next week*

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