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"A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished."   Proverbs 22:3 and Proverbs 27:12  KJV   Word study on this verse

   September2011 ARCHIVE

 

yellow dot Economic Bad Times Just Beginning newswithviews.com 9/30/6/11 [By Chuck Baldwin "We need to heed the words of Scripture that twice say, "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished." (Prov. 22:3; 27:12 KJV)"]
Grey Dot Israeli bunker-busters cause Mideast alarm upi.com 9/30/6/11 ["Meir Dagan, director of Israel's foreign intelligence service until he stepped down in January, said commanders who opposed any attack on Iran because of the regional firestorm it would detonate have been dismissed."]
Grey Dot Iran 'steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya' telegraph.co.uk 9/30/6/11 ["The governments of Iran and Sudan recently signed a defence cooperation pact, and hundreds of Revolutionary Guards are based in Sudan where they help to train the Sudanese military and help to support the Sudanese government's campaign against rebel groups."]
Grey Dot Euro stability fund is a mirage cnn.com 9/30/6/11 ["As a proposed overhaul of the European bailout fund inches its way toward approval, investors and economists are already calling for more aggressive measures to contain the eurozone debt crisis."]
Grey Dot China launches module for space station stuff.co.nz 9/30/6/11 ["The 8.5-ton module, whose name translates as "Heavenly Palace-1," is to stay aloft for two years, after which two other experimental modules are to be launched for additional tests before the actual station is launched in three sections between 2020 and 2022. "]
Grey Dot Wyoming program targets underage, irresponsible drinking trib.com 9/30/6/11 ["In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, F.E. Warren Air Force Base will collaborate with state and local governments and law enforcement to cut down on underage and irresponsible drinking, officials announced Tuesday."]
Grey Dot Facebook's Ticker broadcasts everything you do cnn.com 9/30/6/11 ["Facebook has left it up to each individual app maker to set their own privacy defaults -- which means Facebook users can't set one global "do this for all my apps" policy. By default, most apps of the new social apps choose to broadcast your movements quite broadly."]

Grey Dot 'Roe v. Wade' of Mexico averted as Supreme Court fails to strike down pro-life amendment lifesitenews.com 9/29/6/11 ["...as the tally of votes against the decision reached four out of the eleven justices. The court still has to make its final decision on a second such verdict about another pro-life state constitutional amendment, although that decision is expected to go the same way. "]
Grey Dot Judge lets stand key parts of Alabama immigration law reuters.com 9/29/6/11 ["the state could require police to detain people suspected of being in the United States illegally if they cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason. She also refused to block a provision requiring public schools to determine, by reviewing birth certificates or sworn affidavits, the legal residency status of students upon enrollment."]
Grey Dot 10 million more mortgages set to default, expert says housingwire.com 9/29/6/11 ["At the end of the second quarter, more than 2.7 million long-delinquent loans, others in foreclosure and REO properties sat in the shadow inventory, more than double what it was in the first quarter of 2010..."]
Grey Dot Rising Volcanic Activity Prompts Evacuations On El Hierro, The Canary Islands irishweatheronline.com 9/29/6/11 ["Over 150 earthquakes were recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands during Tuesday prompting officials to evacuate some local residents, shut El Hierro's main tunnel, and close local schools."]

Grey Dot Congress investigating Planned Parenthood over sex abuse cover-up allegations lifesitenews.com 9/28/6/11 ["According to a letter leaked this morning, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has launched an investigation into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America to determine whether the abortion organization handles criminal conduct properly, or has mishandled federal funding to pay for abortions."]
Grey Dot Disability claims by the unemployed skyrocketing sun-sentinel.com 9/28/6/11 ["Demand is so great nationwide that congressional estimates show the disability program will run out of money and won't be able to cover all beneficiaries in just six years."]
Grey Dot Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next cbsnews.com 9/28/6/11 ["The next skirmish will be over how and where to spend the new year's budget, with a Nov. 18 deadline for that legislation."]
Grey Dot US unleashes $400bn plan to save ailing economy guardian.co.uk 9/28/6/11 ["The fact that the MPC came close to starting QEII, just months after some members were calling for a rise in interest rates to choke off inflation, underlines how rapidly the health of the economy has declined since the start of the year."]
yellow dot Wait, Gunny - I Have To Change My Diaper newswithviews.com 9/28/6/11 [By Devvy "Think sexual deviants at the officer level or even NCO's at a higher grade level than a Christian serving in the military won't sexually harass them or make sure they don't advance in their military career? Don't be so naive... Now, what do you about blood transfusions in the theater of battle? How do you think that's going to affect troop morale?"]

Grey Dotstar 180 Movie Changes Opinions From Pro-Abortion to Pro-Life lifenews.com 9/27/6/11 ["A new 33-minute documentary film titled 180 is changing public opinion on abortion 180 degrees in a matter of minutes, as author and film producer Ray Comfort uses the new film to ask students a question that challenges their abortion views." Editor: Watch the video.]

yellow dot Why Would God Judge America? informedchristians.com 9/27/6/11 [By Daniel Valles, Editor "…which the LORD would not pardon." I Kings 24:4"]
Grey Dot Health Law Path to High Court Clears wsj.com 9/27/6/11 ["The Justice Department on Monday declined to ask a U.S. appeals court in Atlanta to reconsider its August ruling that declared part of last year's federal health-care overhaul unconstitutional, a move that sets the stage for the Supreme Court to weigh in."]
Grey Dot Huge sun storm may super-charge northern lights tonight msnbc.msn.com 9/27/6/11 ["Sun ramping up Sunspot 1302 has been particularly active lately, spouting off multiple X-class fares — the most poweful type — over the last few days. And that restlessness is part of a larger pattern, experts say. "]
Grey Dot 'Roe v. Wade' of Mexico: Mexico's highest court to decide on pro-life amendments this week lifesitenews.com 9/27/6/11 ["The court is expected to issue a decision by Wednesday on the constitutionality of two amendments that explicitly protect the rights of the unborn that were passed into the constitutions of two Mexican states. Similar amendments have been passed in a total of 18 Mexican states. "]
Grey Dot Worried Greeks Fear Collapse of Middle Class Welfare State nytimes.com 9/27/6/11 ["Last week, the government announced it would put 30,000 workers on reduced pay as a precursor to possible termination and would cut pensions again for nearly half a million public-sector retirees. "]
Grey Dot Facebook tracks you even after logging out stuff.co.nz 9/27/6/11 ["when you log out of Facebook, rather than deleting its tracking cookies the site merely modifies them, maintaining account information and other unique tokens that can be used to identify you. "]
Grey Dot Facebook, Google, social media sites 'actively' censor Christian content: study lifesitenews.com 9/27/6/11 ["The study found that some of the new media technology companies have outright banned Christian content, and that all social media sites, except Twitter, have speech policies more restrictive than the free speech rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. "]
Grey Dot Credit Card Processing Fees Will Skyrocket for American Businesses Under New Law, According to Merchant Rights Advocate Robert Livingstone of IdealCost.com marketwatch.com 9/27/6/11 ["Visa and MasterCard have already announced historically high credit card processing rate increases to begin in October."]

 

yellow dot Christianity's Prevent Defense newswithviews.com 9/26/6/11 [By Coach Dave Daubenmire "That's why I hate the prevent defense and why I feel so frustrated with Christianity. Is it just me or does that seem to be the strategy of the American Church…hoping to hang on until the clock runs out? Can you think of one instance when your church actually tried to take back some turf?"]
Grey Dot Israel Has Dumped 46 Percent of Its U.S. Treasury Bills; Russia 95 Percent cnsnews.com 9/26/6/11 ["Among major foreign creditors of the U.S. government, entities in Russia led the way in divesting from U.S. Treasury securities, with Russian holdings of U.S. debt dropping by $9.6 billion from June to July."]
Grey Dot California Turns To China For New Bay Bridge npr.org 9/26/6/11 ["This assembly will be performed early next year by American labor. But the massive cable, key sections of the iconic tower and deck were all made in China, which is emerging as an infrastructure powerhouse in more places than San Francisco. For example, Chinese companies have contracted with New York City for a bridge, the subway system and a commuter train platform."]
Grey Dot Wall Street stabilizes after disastrous week reuters.com 9/26/6/11 ["The Dow Jones industrial average on Friday suffered its worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, stung by severe anxiety over Europe's spiraling debt crisis..."]
Grey Dot Congress Forced to Stay as a Shutdown Looms wsj.com 9/26/6/11 ["The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now spending $30 million to $40 million a day providing aid to victims of Hurricane Irene, a recent earthquake and other disasters earlier in the year. Its relief fund could be broke by Tuesday."]
Grey Dot Greece's Middle Class Revolt against Austerity spiegel.de 9/26/6/11 ["While Greece's government is desperately trying to combat its ballooning budget deficit by raising taxes and imposing new fees, people like Belitsakos are putting their faith in passive resistance. The group's slogan is as simple as it is stoic: "We Won't Pay.""]

Grey Dot Obama HHS Secretary Sebelius to Host Pro-Abortion Fundraiser 9/22/6/11 ["Earlier this week, the chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker at a NARAL event. Now, Sebelius is headlining a fundraiser for the organization."]
Grey Dot OnStar Tracks Your Car Even When You Cancel Service wired.com 9/22/6/11 ["Navigation-and-emergency-services company OnStar is notifying its six million account holders that it will keep a complete accounting of the speed and location of OnStar-equipped vehicles, even for drivers who discontinue monthly service."]
Grey Dot Military officially ends homosexuality ban, gay recruits trickle in lifesitenews.com 9/22/6/11 ["However, the same week, news emerged of an April report from the Defense Department Inspector General showing strong evidence that the military survey upon which the repeal movement depended had been engineered to favor the change, and the results deliberately skewed in leaks to the media. "]
Grey Dot Venezuela Asserts Control of Gold Mining Industry foxnews.com 9/22/6/11 ["A new law regulating gold mining in Venezuela took effect Monday and will require mining companies to sell all the gold they extract to the government."]

Grey Dot Government Shutdown Possible Over Disaster Aid wsj.com 9/21/6/11 ["The FEMA disaster relief fund is down to $270 million—lower than usual—after being depleted by Hurricane Irene in August, a tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., in May and other catastrophes this year. That has forced FEMA to stop considering new long-term projects sought by local authorities."]
Grey Dot Italy downgraded, IMF says Europe behind the curve ca.reuters.com 9/21/6/11 ["Analysts said the one-notch downgrade, citing poor growth prospects and political instability, was ominous for the global economy and would add to mounting strains on European banks as talks to avoid a Greek default drag on."]
Grey Dot China: 400 Million Fewer People Because of One-Child Policy lifenews.com 9/21/6/11 ["That figure includes not only people who were likely not born because of the promotion of birth control and contraception, but the deaths of unborn children in abortions, forced abortions and infanticides. China sees as many as 37,000 abortions a day under the population control policy."]
Grey Dot Google launches Google Wallet service weeks ahead of iPhone 5 refresh appleinsider.com 9/21/6/11 [""When Apple does introduce a mobile-payment-ready iPhone, the company will immediately have an advantage over its competitors, including Google and Microsoft, which are trying to push payments on mobile devices too,"..."]

Grey Dot Elite team of 5 assigned to seek truth on Obama wnd.com 9/20/6/11 ["Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told WND he has assigned a five-member "Cold Case Posse" to investigate the authenticity of Barack Obama's birth certificate. ...been described as a "posse within the posse," consisting of volunteers with professional experience in conducting investigations, including individuals chosen because of their professional backgrounds in law enforcement..."]
Grey Dot Google adds Visa, Amex, Discover cards to Wallet boston.com 9/20/6/11 ["With a card in the Wallet, owners can pay in stores by tapping their phones on wireless-capable payment terminals, instead of swiping credit cards. There are more than 135,000 such terminals in stores and other retail locations, but that's a small fraction of the total number of terminals."]
Grey Dot Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors nytimes.com 9/20/6/11 ["A newly assertive Turkey offered on Sunday a vision of a starkly realigned Middle East, where the country's former allies in Syria and Israel fall into deeper isolation, and a burgeoning alliance with Egypt underpins a new order in a region roiled by revolt and revolution. "]
Grey Dot Egypt bans palm frond exports for Jewish holiday cbsnews.com 9/20/6/11 ["...has banned the export of palm fronds to Israel and Jewish communities abroad. The fronds are used in prayer services during the upcoming Succoth festival."]
Grey Dot Lehman Brothers II crisis is coming soon marketwatch.com 9/20/6/11 ["He predicts a new, Lehman-like financial crisis in the next six to 12 months, only this time involving the debt of governments and European banks."]
Grey Dot Planned Parenthood Closes Four Texas Centers After De-Funding lifenews.com 9/20/6/11 ["While it claims the cuts will deny women access to some non-abortion health care Planned Parenthood also provides, thousands of other agencies and medical offices are located throughout the state that provide the same or better quality health care for women without the trappings of also destroying lives in abortions."]
Grey Dot Yemen protesters storm elite military base; 50 die google.com 9/20/6/11 ["The storming of the base capped two days of clashes in the capital that have left at least 50 people dead and nearly 1,000 injured, mostly demonstrators."]
Grey Dot Citizens of Liechtenstein reject legalization of abortion in decisive vote lifesitenews.com 9/20/6/11 ["In a Sunday referendum, 52.3% voted to affirm article 27 of the nation's constitution, which states that "everyone has the right to life.""]
Grey Dot Obama 'jobs bill' slashes top-tier charitable tax deductions lifesitenews.com 9/20/6/11 ["Charity advocates argue the legislation purporting to create jobs in a struggling economy is counterproductive, forcing deprived charities to either lay off workers or cut services, including those intended to serve the poor."]

Grey Dot Constitutional Sheriff Bill Introduced in Tenn. thenewamerican.com 9/19/6/11 ["A new bill making its way through the Tennessee General Assembly states that a federal employee who is not designated as a Tennessee peace officer may not make an arrest or conduct a search and seizure in the Volunteer State without the express consent of the sheriff of the county in which the arrest, search, and seizure is to occur except under certain enumerated circumstances. "]
Grey Dot China Consolidates Grip on Rare Earths nytimes.com 9/19/6/11 ["General Electric, facing complaints in the United States about rising prices for its compact fluorescent bulbs, recently noted in a statement that if the rate of inflation over the last 12 months on the rare earth element europium oxide had been applied to a $2 cup of coffee, that coffee would now cost $24.55. "]
Grey Dot Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs nydailynews.com 9/19/6/11 [""]
Grey Dot Jefferson County Approves Deal With Creditors bloomberg.com 9/19/6/11 ["Jefferson would have been the sixth municipal issuer to enter bankruptcy this year and the biggest since 1994, when California's Orange County sought protection from creditors after losing $1.7 billion on interest-rate bets. "]
Grey Dot Greece braces for more austerity to avert default reuters.com 9/19/6/11 ["Lenders have long warned Greece against one-off measures and more taxes as a way out of the crisis. They want urgent reforms and privatisations to make the economy more competitive and reduce the bloated public sector."]
Grey Dot Six million affected, hundreds killed in Pakistan floods channel6newsonline.com 9/19/6/11 ["More than 80,000 livestock have been washed away by flood waters while crops like cotton, banana, dates, chilli and sugarcane on 2.8 million (1.1 million hectares) acres have been destroyed or affected. The floods have also fully damaged 539,899 houses while another 848,412 houses have suffered partial damage, according to the latest reports. "]

Grey Dot Solyndra Not Sole Firm to Hit Rock Bottom Despite Stimulus Funding foxnews.com 9/17/6/11 ["At least four other companies have received stimulus funding only to later file for bankruptcy, and two of those were working on alternative energy."]
Grey Dot Alabama Supreme Court gives legal recognition to the unborn child lifesitenews.com 9/17/6/11 ["In a unanimous decision last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court expanded legal protections for the unborn child when it ruled that Alabama's wrongful death statute applied to the unborn child at any stage of development. This means that an offender can be tried civilly for the death of an unborn child regardless of viability."]
Grey Dot Two Huge Quakes Hit Cuba and Japan, No Tsunami Warnings christianpost.com 9/17/6/11 ["A magnitude 6.2 quake struck off Japan's northeastern coast, shaking buildings in Tokyo. Occurring about 225 kilometers east of Tokyo at a depth of 6.2 miles, the quake was centered off the coast of Ibaraki ...earthquakes are common in the remote area of the Caribbean Sea, and the Cuban quake was not expected to cause damage on land."]
Grey Dot LA Schools To Teach LGBT Curriculum In Anti-Bullying Effort cbslocal.com 9/17/6/11 ["Students in the Los Angeles Unified school district may soon be taught "age-appropriate" curriculum promoting positive images of homosexuals and their contributions to society."]
Grey Dot Angel Food Ministries Blames Economy for September Shutdown christianpost.com 9/17/6/11 ["They may be down, but they say they're not out. Angel Food Ministries (AFM) says that dealing with the financial strain of such a poor economy has left the organization unable to distribute food to the host sites that offer discounted food products to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide."]
Grey Dot New Virginia regulations could shut down abortion clinics across the state lifesitenews.com 9/17/6/11 ["The regulations apply to all facilities committing five or more first-trimester abortions per month. Abortion advocates have complained that as many as 17 out of 21 Virginia clinics could shut down over the cost of implementing them."]
Grey Dot NASCO Endorses "See Something, Say Something" Act to Protect Citizens Who Report Suspicious Activity sacbee.com 9/17/6/11 ["By this Act, Congress will give weight to that request by providing common-sense protections to citizens who do just that. This will help further a vigilant mindset among our citizens."]

Grey Dot Egypt PM says peace deal with Israel not sacred reuters.com 9/16/6/11 ["and could be changed for the benefit of peace or the region."]
Grey Dot China to 'liquidate' US Treasuries, not dollars telegraph.co.uk 9/16/6/11 ["To my knowledge, this is the first time that a top adviser to China's central bank has uttered the word "liquidate". Until now the policy has been to diversify slowly by investing the fresh $200bn accumulated each quarter into other currencies and assets – chiefly AAA euro debt from Germany, France and the hard core."]
Grey Dot Trump Accepts Gold Instead of Dollars From Tenant foxbusiness.com 9/16/6/11 ["for the first time ever, Trump will accept today gold bullion instead of dollars for a lease deposit from his newest tenant in one of his marquee properties..."]
Grey Dot Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz De-Funded in Tennessee lifenews.com 9/16/6/11 ["The last county in Tennessee to provide taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood has chosen to send its state family planning grant money elsewhere — making it so the abortion business has been almost totally de-funded."]
Grey Dot Bank Failure? FDIC Wants To Make Sure Banks Have A Contingency Plan forbes.com 9/16/6/11 ["voted today to approve rules that would force financial firms to write so-called "living wills" that map out how to liquidate them in the event of their failure. The rule stems from the chaos surrounding the Lehman Brothers failure which left its creditors scrambling to recover their money."]
Grey Dot Mortgage default warnings surged in August sltrib.com 9/16/6/11 ["Nationally, banks have stepped up their actions against homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, setting the stage for a fresh wave of foreclosures. The number of U.S. homes that received an initial default notice — the first step in the foreclosure process — jumped 33 percent in August from July"]

Grey Dot Obama admin skirts New Hampshire's elected officials, awards $1 million to Planned Parenthood lifesitenews.com 9/15/6/11 [""]
Grey Dot E-Verify 'flags' Obama's Social Security Number wnd.com 9/15/6/11 ["A private investigation reveals that the Social Security Number being used by Barack Obama does not pass a check with E-Verify, the electronic system the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created to verify whether or not prospective employees have the required authorization to work legally in the United States."]
yellow dot Are Evangelical Christians Warmongers? newswithviews.com 9/15/6/11 ["Earlier this summer the state's Executive Council voted to redirect Planned Parenthood's $1.8 million share of Medicaid funding to clinics that do not perform abortions. ...the Obama administration threatened to deprive all of New Hampshire's Medicaid facilities of federal funding unless the Executive Council reversed its decision."]
Grey Dot Predator drones do domestic duty latimes.com 9/15/6/11 ["Seven surveillance drones are chiefly used to help patrol America's northern and southern borders. But in recent months, they also have helped state and local authorities fight deadly fires, survey damage from floods and tornadoes, and inspect dams and levees."]
yellow dot America: Why Race Riots Are Inevitable thetrumpet.com 9/15/6/11 [By Brad Macdonald "As grim as that scenario is, it gets worse: A growing contingent of leaders are actively seeking to incite race riots and civil unrest."]

Grey Dot Judge Rules Individual Mandate in Obamacare Unconstitutional lifenews.com 9/14/6/11 ["The ruling provides more support for the panoply of cases that will all eventually make their way to the Supreme Court once federal appeals courts have rendered their decisions. Leading pro-life organizations opposed Obamacare because of its abortion funding components and concerns over rationing health care."]
Grey Dot Obama Admin Targets Down Syndrome Babies Under Obamacare lifenews.com 9/14/6/11 ["At the start of the month, the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that future births of children like Juliet should be prevented. Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and, as such, will be targeted in the new HHS regulation's free nationwide prenatal testing program."]
Grey Dot Russia supports Palestinian bid to win UN statehood: envoy breitbart.com 9/14/6/11 [""]
Grey Dot Turkey Dispatches 3 Warships to Eastern Mediterranean israelnationalnews.com 9/14/6/11 ["The move, only the latest in Erdogan's bellicose rhetorical assault on Israel, comes on the same day he called Israel's boarding of the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara in 2010 "grounds for war" adding only Turkey's "greatness and patience" had averted conflict."]
Grey Dot 'God Bless America'? Not in high school math class, US judges rule. csmonitor.com 9/14/6/11 ["The appeals court said Johnson was a government employee hired to teach math, not to "use his public position as a pulpit from which to preach his own views on the role of God in our nation's history to the captive students in his mathematics classroom.""]
Grey Dot Peanut butter prices rising to new heights cleveland.com 9/14/6/11 ["The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting this year's peanut crop could be about 3.61 billion pounds, 13 percent smaller than last year's 4.16 billion pounds. "]
Grey Dot Google to offer location opt-out to Wi-Fi owners google.com 9/14/6/11 ["Google Inc. is going to let people with home wireless networks decide whether they want to be lumped into a system that helps pinpoint the locations of people on cell phones."]

Grey Dot Biggest French Banks May Have Ratings Cut by Moody's on Greek Holdings bloomberg.com 9/13/6/11 ["may have their credit ratings cut by Moody's Investors Service as soon as this week because of their Greek holdings"]
Grey Dot European crisis spurs flight to safety reuters.com 9/13/6/11 ["Fears of a Greek default and credit contagion ripped through markets on Monday, tumbling European shares to their lowest in more than two years and the euro to a seven-month low against the U.S. dollar."]
Grey Dot Bills come due for loans to pay jobless washingtontimes.com 9/13/6/11 ["States that borrowed billions of dollars from Washington to cover skyrocketing unemployment payouts during the recession now are cutting benefits, adding fees and, in some cases, increasing taxes on employers to raise the cash needed to repay the loans."]
Grey Dot Egypt activists condemn revival of emergency law reuters.com 9/13/6/11 ["Egypt's military rulers said they would try suspects in emergency state security courts. Emergency law would now apply in cases such as blocking of roads, publishing false information and weapons possession, they said."]
Grey Dot Federal Appeals Court Considers Sharia Law abcnews.go.com 9/13/6/11 ["A panel of judges from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will eventually decide whether a lower court judge was correct in blocking a 2010 ballot initiative forbidding Oklahoma courts from considering Islamic laws in the their decisions."]
Grey Dot Shock: No jail time for woman who strangled newborn because Canada accepts abortion, says judge lifesitenews.com 9/13/6/11 ["An Alberta judge has let a woman who strangled her newborn son walk free by arguing that Canada's absence of a law on abortion signals that Canadians "sympathize" with the mother."]
Grey Dot Iran hit by massive '$2.6 bn banking scam' google.com 9/13/6/11 ["Several Iranian banks have been targeted in one of the biggest frauds in the Islamic republic's history, losing nearly $2.6 billion in more than two years"]
Grey Dot Businesses contracting with California must provide same-sex partner benefits: new law lifesitenews.com 9/13/6/11 ["Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that will require all businesses that have contracts in excess of $100,000 with the state to provide benefits to the same-sex partners of homosexual employees. "]
Grey Dot Greece has cash until October: deputy finance minister reuters.com 9/13/6/11 ["highlighting the country's need to qualify for the next tranche out of its ongoing EU/IMF bailout."]
Grey Dot Pro-Life Group Lists Companies Backing Planned Parenthood lifenews.com 9/13/6/11 ["Life Decisions International has released a revised edition of The Boycott List, which identifies corporations that support Planned Parenthood, which does more abortions than any other business in the nation. Kenneth Garvey, the communications director for LDI, says the boycott has been successful over the years."]
Grey Dot Court Case Asks if 'Big Brother' Is Spelled GPS nytimes.com 9/13/6/11 ["In November, it will hear arguments in United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259, the most important Fourth Amendment case in a decade. The justices will address a question that has divided the lower courts: Do the police need a warrant to attach a GPS device to a suspect's car and track its movements for weeks at a time? "]
Grey Dot BofA to cut at least 40,000 jobs latimes.com 9/13/6/11 ["is expected to roll out the job cuts over the next several years."]
Grey Dot 'Find my car' app can also catch crooks smh.com.au 9/13/6/11 [""Effectively when you drive into the centre our cameras in the car park ... identify the number plate," he said. "You then input your [license plate] number and it provides where the car is and it will take you there.""]
Grey Dot Cash-strapped Greece's tax collectors, customs workers and taxi owners go on strike canadianbusiness.com 9/13/6/11 ["Monday's strikes come amid increasing market alarm over the Greek government's efforts to save the rapidly contracting economy, and a day after a new blanket property tax was imposed."]

Grey Dot Europe May Need to Bail Out, Nationalize Lenders, Westpac Says businessweek.com 9/12/6/11 [""A lot of the European banks had a lot of the government bonds which have been issued by some of the more, shall we say, struggling economies around the periphery of the euro zone," Jones said. "They are not going to get all of the money back" should those nations default on their debts, he said."]
Grey Dot Greece imposes new property tax to plug shortfall 8newsnow.com 9/12/6/11 ["would impose a new property tax on top of existing austerity measures, to compensate for a revenue shortfall that is threatening to disrupt its vital international bailout program."]
yellow dot More Confidence "Building" market-ticker.org 9/12/6/11 [by Karl Denninger "If you believe that the alleged balance sheet presented on June 30th of this year was materially accurate in all respects as to the valuation of those assets, and that in less than three months time the bank lost 22% of its asset value and thus placed the FDIC in the position of losing $46.9 million on this transaction you're dumber than a box-o-rocks."]
Grey Dot Protest of Thousands in Cairo Turns Violent nytimes.com 9/12/6/11 ["The scale of the protests and the damage inflicted represented a departure from the previously peaceful character of the demonstrations staged periodically in Tahrir Square since the revolution in January and February. "]
Grey Dot Stark shock widens German euro faultline reuters.com 9/12/6/11 ["The surprise exit of Germany's top official at the ECB has ripped a hole in Chancellor Angela Merkel's strategy of tackling Europe's debt crisis with closer integration, raising new doubts about the euro project at home and widening divisions in her party and coalition."]

Grey Dot Israel wary at "harsh" Turk naval challenge reuters.com 9/10/6/11 ["Deepening a crisis over Israel's killing last year of nine Turkish citizens aboard an aid flotilla that tried to reach the Palestinian enclave, Turkey vowed on Thursday to assign warships to escort such convoys in the future."]
Grey Dot Egyptians attack Israel embassy, ambassador said to flee reuters.com 9/10/6/11 ["Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the building housing Israel's mission in Cairo and threw embassy documents and its national flag from windows, while airport sources said on Saturday that Israel's envoy was set to fly out of the country."]
Grey Dot Blackout a reminder of power grid vulnerabilities timesonline.com 9/10/6/11 ["A blackout that swept across parts of the Southwest and Mexico apparently began with a single utility worker and a minor repair job. ...has authorities and experts puzzled, especially since the power grid is built to withstand such mishaps."]
yellow dot All Work and No Pay: The Great Speedup motherjones.com 9/10/6/11 ["Webster's defines speedup as "an employer's demand for accelerated output without increased pay,"..."]
Grey Dot Senate Approves $500 Billion Increase in Borrowing Authority wsj.com 9/10/6/11 ["The U.S. Senate, in an unusual procedure, cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. to lift its borrowing authority by $500 billion to $15.19 trillion, enough to keep the support federal government borrowing through late January or early February."]
Grey Dot Reports: Bank of America to shutter 600 branches thestate.com 9/10/6/11 ["Charlotte's NewsChannel 36 says analysts believe the decision to split into two units and close the branches is a signal that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan plans broader and deeper layoffs than those announced earlier this week."]
Grey Dot Shock: 56% of Abortions in New York City are Repeat Abortions lifenews.com 9/10/6/11 ["Greg Pfundstein Executive Director of the Chiaroscuro Foundation, told LifeNews he is dismayed by the numbers but knows they are accurate because New York City keeps extensive abortion records."]
Grey Dot About 100,000 told to flee Northeast flooding msnbc.msn.com 9/10/6/11 ["The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee poured water on top of the already saturated Northeast on Thursday, closing off inland cities and interstates as about 100,000 people in three states were ordered to flee the Susquehanna River's worst flooding in nearly 40 years. "]
Grey Dot Appeals court tosses Virginia suit against Obama health care law lifesitenews.com 9/10/6/11 ["A second suit ended, according to the Wall Street Journal, with a ruling that the fine attached to the mandate amounted to constitutionally-protected taxation. Reuters reports that the case was dismissed because the penalty has not yet taken effect. "]
Grey Dot Sunoco to Quit Oil Refining Business wsj.com 9/10/6/11 ["Sunoco Inc. said Tuesday it will exit the refining business, underscoring how tough it is for U.S. refiners to profit as they spend more to make gasoline while selling less of the fuel."]
Grey Dot Regulators close small Fla bank; 2011 total is 71 google.com 9/10/6/11 ["Florida has been one of the hardest-hit states for bank failures. Regulators shuttered 29 lenders in Florida last year"]

Grey Dot Michigan Governor Signs 48-Month Welfare Limit foxnews.com 9/8/6/11 ["Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1."]
Grey Dot British Parliament Votes to Keep Pro-Abortion Counseling lifenews.com 9/8/6/11 ["overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by MP Nadine Dorries to have the NHS provide women with independent counseling rather than allow abortion businesses like Marie Stopes International to push women into having abortions with biased counseling."]
Grey Dot More Bad News on Jobs: Stores Trim Holiday Hiring cnbc.com 9/8/6/11 ["Although the vast majority of retailers — some 68 percent — plan on keeping holiday hiring at roughly the same level as last year, a quarter expect to trim hiring plans for seasonal workers, according to an annual hiring survey"]
Grey Dot FEMA Forces Firefighters to Stand Down in Texas infowars.com 9/8/6/11 ["In an outrageous repeat of Katrina, the federal government has moved into wildfire-stricken Texas and turned away firefighting trained volunteers who had converged on Bastrop and Smithville to combat the out of control flames."]

yellow dot Obamacare: Constitutionally Infirm, Headed to Supreme Court lifenews.com 9/6/11 [By Dr. John A. Sparks "Because the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, by contrast, has held in favor of the constitutionality of compulsory health insurance, thus creating a conflict among the Circuits, this case will undoubtedly be heard by the Supreme Court"]
Grey Dot California Supreme Court tackles gay marriage case again mercurynews.com 9/6/11 ["the justices will consider whether sponsors of Proposition 8 have a legal right, or standing, to defend the state law and appeal a federal judge's ruling striking it down when California's governor and attorney general refuse to do so."]
Grey Dot US recession fears savage world financial markets ajc.com 9/6/11 ["The August jobs figure was far below economists' already tepid expectations for 93,000 new U.S. jobs and renewed concerns that the U.S. recovery is not only slowing but actually unwinding. U.S. hiring figures for June and July were also revised lower, only adding to the gloom."]
Grey Dot Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount nytimes.com 9/6/11 ["the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances. "]
Grey Dot Hurricane Irene relief fund estimated at $1.5bn guardian.co.uk 9/6/11 ["White House budget director Jacob Lew said the cost to taxpayers came on top of $5.2bn needed to deal with other recent disasters, including tornadoes that leveled much of Joplin, Missouri."]
Grey Dot Verdict! Christians convict pastor for 'giving out Bibles' wnd.com 9/6/11 ["The pastor of a Wichita, Kan., church who has spoken on public streets against homosexuality, the influence of abortion interests in his state and other biblical issues says he has been convicted on charges related to his decision to hand out Bibles at a Muslim mosque – in a courtroom staffed and filled with Christians."]

Grey Dot Former German leader calls for "United States of Europe" reuters.com 9/5/11 [""The current crisis makes it relentlessly clear that we cannot have a common currency zone without a common fiscal, economic and social policy," Schroeder said. He added: "We will have to give up national sovereignty.""]
Grey Dot Australia goes PC and drops BC from curriculum ottawacitizen.com 9/5/11 ["Australian Christians are furious over changes to the national curriculum that will drop the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) from text books, replacing them with neutral, non-religious language."]
Grey Dot Disasters in US: An extreme and exhausting year ap.org 9/5/11 ["The U.S. has had a record 10 weather catastrophes costing more than a billion dollars: five separate tornado outbreaks, two different major river floods in the Upper Midwest and the Mississippi River, drought in the Southwest and a blizzard that crippled the Midwest and Northeast, and Irene."]
Grey Dot Utah ends 4-day workweek experiment google.com 9/5/11 ["Mayor John Curtis said the 4/10 system has improved employee morale and seems to save money. He said the four-day workweek may be more effective at a local level than with a state government."]

Grey Dot Google Confirms It Aims to Own Your Online ID businessweek.com 9/3/11 ["He (Eric) replied by saying that G+ was built primarily as an identity service, so fundamentally it depends on people using their real names if they're going to build future products that leverage that information."]
Grey Dot U.S. Airport Full Body Scanners Too Unreliable to Use, Germany Says abcnews.go.com 9/3/11 ["The German government halted the full roll out of American body imaging scanners in the nation's airports today after the Interior Minister said the devices sound too many false alarms -- including at times mistaking underarm sweat for dangerous chemicals. "]
Grey Dot Court: South Dakota Law Telling Women Abortion Risks OK lifenews.com 9/3/11 ["The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, today, upheld the majority of South Dakota's informed consent law, including a requirement that doctors inform pregnant women that they have "an existing relationship" with an "unborn human being.""]
Grey Dot Egyptians Planning 'Million Man' Anti-Israel March israelnationalnews.com 9/3/11 ["The protesters, using Facebook and other social media venues, say the focus of the demonstration will be the demand to have the Israeli ambassador expelled from Egypt and Israel's embassy in the capital closed."]
Grey Dot FEMA'S use of term 'federal family' for government expands under Obama palmbeachpost.com 9/3/11 [""Under the direction of President Obama and Secretary Janet Napolitano, the entire federal family is leaning forward to support our state, tribal and territorial partners along the East Coast," a FEMA news release declared Friday as Irene churned toward landfall. "]

Grey Dot Alabama Fetal Pain Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect Today lifenews.com 9/2/11 ["Governor Robert Bentley signed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law in June and the bill protects unborn children capable of feeling pain and bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy as a result."]
Grey Dot Largest ever study finds abortion increases risk of severe mental health problems by 81% lifesitenews.com 9/2/11 ["The study also found that almost 10% of all women's mental health problems are directly linked to abortion."]
Grey Dot IDF training Israeli settlers ahead of 'mass disorder' expected in September haaretz.com 9/2/11 ["The IDF has conducted detailed work to determine a "red line" for each settlement in the West Bank, which will determine when soldiers will be ordered to shoot at the feet of Palestinian protesters if the line is crossed. It is also planning to provide settlers with tear gas and stun grenades as part of the defense operation. "]
Grey Dot Louisiana could face tropical storm by Saturday statesman.com 9/2/11 ["The National Hurricane Center said the storm will dump 10 to 15 inches of rain over southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through Sunday and as much as 20 inches in some spots."]

Grey Dot Judge Orders Kansas to Send Tax Money to Planned Parenthood lifenews.com 9/1/11 ["U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled today that Kansas must fund the abortion business even though it did not cancel an contracts with the agency that were in effect at the time a new state provision went into place denying taxpayer funding via the family planning program to any agencies that do abortions."]
Grey Dot Top Syrian Legal Official Resigns Over Mass Executions foxnews.com 9/1/11 ["The latest deaths mean more than 2,200 people have reportedly been killed since March, when the regime launched a crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators."]
Grey Dot Sun Causes Climate Change Shock telegraph.co.uk 9/1/11 ["It's the sun, stupid. More specifically – as the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark has long postulated – it's the result of cosmic rays which act as a seed for cloud formation. ...The new findings point to cosmic rays and the sun — not human activities — as the dominant controller of climate on Earth."]
Grey Dot Historic Polish ban on all abortions fails by razor-thin margin lifesitenews.com 9/1/11 [""]