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  • Another sign that central planning works: condom shortage in Cuba

    04/21/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 04/21/2014
    Having traveled to well over 100 countries, I have seen some pretty shocking signs of poverty around the world.In parts of Asia, it’s not uncommon for parents in poor villages to sell their children for bags of rice… or for children to be stolen outright and sold as orphans to unsuspecting foreigners.In Africa, I’ve seen people who are so destitute they intentionally mangle and gash their own bodies just to give themselves good cause to shock foreign tourists into donations.But I’d have to rank poverty in Cuba as the most extreme.Going to Cuba is like going back in time....
  • Brace yourself: The bacon shortage is coming

    04/09/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Don’t panic. Your prices will probably go up because the free market is awesome and capable of signaling where it needs the most bacon when, and to whom it is most valuable, so there won’t be full bacon stoppage. Or, bacon lines. Though if you were going to queue up for something, certainly that’d be it. A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or...
  • The Tech Industrys Immigration Lies: Is there really a shortage of high-skill American workers?

    04/03/2014 9:15:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/03/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    One of the primary narratives associated with comprehensive immigration reform has nothing to do with the millions of low-skill workers that would be granted an opportunity to compete against Americans for jobs. As a letter sent to the president and Congressional leaders signed by more than 100 chief executives of major tech companies and trade associations indicates, there is a shortage of highly-skilled American labor that drives reform as well. Yet as The Atlantic’s Michael S. Teitelbaum reveals, that narrative is a lie.“A compelling body of research is now available, from many leading academic researchers and from respected research organizations...
  • NO shortage of high-tech workers, not enough jobs: Amnesty: Not Just for Low-Skilled Workers?

    02/24/2014 6:07:03 AM PST · by Moseley · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Amnesty is being driven, among others, by big businesses claiming they cannot hire enough high-tech professionals. These are (or posture as) major donors to members of Congress. So these businesses are twisting arms on Capitol Hill. The compromise is that Democrats get amnesty for illegal aliens if business gets more high-tech foreign workers. However, in fact, there is no shortage of high-tech professionals in the USA. Businesses do not need immigration reform. On August 30, 2013, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers published a review of this question in its journal Spectrum, titled "The STEM Crisis Is a Myth."...
  • A Pilot Shortage Made in Congress: Heavy-handed safety rule causing major problems for air travel.

    02/12/2014 8:07:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Five years ago this month, two pilots aboard Colgan Air Flight 3407 made a series of fatal errors as they descended near Buffalo, N.Y. The plane spluttered in mid-air, tilting unnaturally, then made a terrible grinding sound as it fell near-vertical from the sky. It hit a house, exploding loudly; neighbors could see the flames from blocks away. All 49 people aboard the flight perished, as did one occupant of 6038 Long Street, which was totally destroyed. Tragedies trigger calls for action. Unfortunately, such pleas are often more emotional than rational, resulting in bad policy. The legislation passed in response...
  • Mary Burke won't meet with Obama during Thursday's visit; Walker will (WI)

    01/30/2014 6:51:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-14 | Patrick Marley and Jason Stein
    Madison In a bit of a political mismatch Thursday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker will meet with President Barack Obama, while Walker's opponent will skip the chance to be seen with the nation's highest-ranking Democrat. Walker plans to greet Obama at the airport Thursday and talk to him about the state's propane shortage. Walker isn't attending the event Obama is headlining at a GE plant in Waukesha as he touts themes he hit in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Mary Burke, the Democrat challenging Walker in the Nov. 4 election, will not be at the airport or the Waukesha...
  • U.S. hospitals hit with shortage of intravenous saline

    01/29/2014 2:38:39 AM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Susan Kelly
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it is working with the three manufacturers of intravenous saline solutions commonly used to hydrate hospital patients to address a shortage caused by a spike in demand. To cope with the shortage, healthcare providers are using substitute products such as oral hydration fluids or smaller IV saline bags with slower drip rates when appropriate, said Bona Benjamin, director of medication use quality improvement for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. "We have heard from our members all over the country that the shortage is serious," Benjamin said. "People are able...
  • The main reason your can't find any .22 ammo (Just my opinion)

    01/12/2014 9:39:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    vanity | 1-13-2014 | vanity
    Let me tell you why you can't find any .22 ammo. Yes, people are buying it and selling it online. Yes, people are hoarding it. But these alone are not enough to make the supply at gun stores as low as they've been. The manufacturers are cranking out .22 as fast they can. 24/7. Wide open. Some are still backlogged for over a year. Where is it going? Why isn't it reaching the smaller stores like it used to? Here's the secret: IT IS.You see, when your local gun dealer tells you he only got a few boxes of .22,...
  • The Fourth Obamacare Shock Wave Is About To Reach Us

    11/16/2013 7:43:44 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    forbes ^ | 11/16/2013 | Jim Powell
    Obamacare is intensifying the doctor shortage though not in ways that were anticipated. Everybody seems to have expected that Obamacare would sign up some 30 million people who dont have health insurance, and they would overwhelm doctors offices. But these people especially the young and healthy whose sky-high Obamacare premiums were supposed to finance everybody elses subsidies have stayed away. They know a bad deal when they see one. Although the young and healthy arent going for Obamacare, the doctor shortage is intensifying, because government intervention generally is making it more expensive and difficult for doctors to...
  • Global wine shortage looms, says report

    10/30/2013 5:32:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/13
    <p>Heres a sobering thought for you. A global wine shortage may be around the corner.</p> <p>According to a report released this week by Morgan Stanley Research, there was a global undersupply of about 300 million cases of wine in 2012, the largest deficit recorded in almost 50 years.</p>
  • ObamaCare 2016: Happy Yet?

    10/23/2013 9:08:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | Dr. Bradley Allen
    ObamaCare 2016: Happy Yet? The website problems were finally solved. But the doctor shortage is a nightmare. By Bradley Allen Oct. 22, 2013 7:04 p.m. ET Three years after the disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act, most of the website troubles finally have been ironed out. People are now able to log on to the government's ACA website and to most of the state health-insurance exchanges. The public has grudgingly come to accept higher insurance premiums, new taxes and increases in part-time workers who were formerly full-time. But Americans are irate anywaybecause now they're seeing the health-care law's destructive...
  • US Congress acts to avert helium shortage

    09/27/2013 10:14:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 09-26-2013 | STAFF
    The US Congress, entrenched in a titanic budget battle, managed to come together Thursday to pass legislation that prevents a market shortage of helium. In a rare show of consensus between feuding Democrats and Republicans, the Senate unanimously passed a bill approved earlier by the House of Representatives that cancels closure of the national helium reserve. The closure had been planned for October 7, but manufacturers and the medical industry had expressed concern that the move would hurt them. The Federal Helium Program, operated under the Bureau of Land Management, supplies some 42 percent of the lighter-than-air gas used in...
  • Facing Shortages, Venezuela Takes Over Toilet Paper Factory

    09/22/2013 9:48:20 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2013 | Marilia Brochetto and Greg Botelho
    <p>When you're running low on toilet paper and getting desperate, what do you do?</p> <p>If you're the Venezuelan government, you take over a toilet paper factory.</p> <p>On Saturday, Vice President Jorge Arreaza announced the "temporary occupation" of the Paper Manufacturing Company's plant in the state of Aragua. The aim, he explained, is to review the "production, marketing and distribution (of) toilet paper."</p>
  • Israelis Hit Out Over Gas Mask Shortage

    08/30/2013 3:37:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 30, 2013 | Robert Tait
    There were chaotic scenes in Haifa, where an estimated four thousand people lined up from 6am outside the city's sports arena which had been designated as a main regional distribution centre after riots had broken out at small collecting points the day before.
  • Poor Quality Ammuniton due to Shortage Blows up 1911 Kimber (YouTube video, 7m36s)

    07/30/2013 10:07:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | April, 2013
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  • This Whole Ammo Shortage Thing by the Numbers

    06/25/2013 7:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 6/26/13 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- I havent seen anything that suggests foul play of any kind, to me, its strictly supply and demand, and it shows you what panic in a market looks like. Rationing and price spikes are the result of demand far outstripping supply. Sure, government ammo purchases should give you pause, its the reason were all armed. A trusted source provided this: Take for example .22LR ammunition. The industry as a whole (all manufacturers combined) is setup to produce 4,200,000,000 (4.2 Billions) .22 LR annually. That is running all the machines, full capacity all the time, all manufacturers together....
  • Thanks To Obamacare, A 20,000 Doctor Shortage Is Set To Quintuple

    06/16/2013 10:38:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/15/2013 | Sally Pipes
    Obamacare is set to provide some 16 million people with health insurance through Medicaid or the new exchanges next year. Unfortunately, their policies may not be worth much as they may not be able to actually get care. America is suffering from a doctor shortage. An influx of millions of new patients into the healthcare system will only exacerbate that shortage driving up the demand for care without doing anything about its supply. Those who get their coverage through Medicaid or the exchanges may feel the effects of the shortage even more acutely, as many providers are opting...
  • A Brand New Report Shows Just How Wrong Silicon Valley Is About A Tech Worker Shortage

    06/04/2013 8:04:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2013 | Walter Hickey
    A popular meme of the immigration debate has to do with the claim from technology companies that there's a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) worker shortage in the United States. This is frequently used to bolster the argument that the U.S. should increase the number of temporary visas issued to foreign-born workers in order to fulfill demand in the tech industry for techie talent. A new report from the esteemed Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce presents a pretty significant rebuttal to that claim. Released on Wednesday, the annual report looks at how new college graduates are faring...
  • Venezuelans Scrambling to Find Scarce Toilet Paper

    05/21/2013 8:14:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 71 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 5/16/13 | FABIOLA SANCHEZ and KARL RITTER
    After years of economic dysfunction, the country has gotten used to shortages of medicines and basic food items like milk and sugar but the scarcity of bathroom tissue has caused unusual alarm. "Even at my age, I've never seen this," said 70-year-old Maria Rojas. She said she had been looking for toilet paper for two weeks when she finally found it at a supermarket in downtown Caracas. Thousands of rolls flew off the store's shelves as consumers streamed in and loaded up shopping carts Thursday morning. "I bought it because it's hard to find," said Maria Perez, walking out with...
  • Nationwide drug shortage problem increasing

    03/10/2012 10:46:01 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    WNEM.com ^ | 03/10/2012 | CNN/WCBS
    A nationwide drug shortage that's dogging the food and drug administration is hitting home with first responders. For emergency medical technicians, shortages can mean the difference between life and death. Nationwide, anti-seizure drugs including intravenous Valium, Versed, and Ativan are among the dozens of drugs - including cancer treatments - that are in short supply.
  • Brazos Valley Ammo Watch

    05/12/2013 10:46:45 AM PDT · by ziravan · 17 replies
    BrazosNow ^ | 12 May 2013 | BrazosNow Writers
    Why is there such a shortage of ammunition? Is the FedGov buying it all up so that we cant get any? When will this ammo crisis end? When and where can you find reasonably priced ammunition in the Bryan/College Station area? The Department of Homeland Security recently put in a five year order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The government contracts provide that Uncle Sam has priority to be supplied first and this allows the government at any time over that five year period to play havoc with the supply of ammunition. There have been calls from prominent Republicans...
  • Proctor Chief Turns to Citizens During Ammo Shortage

    05/11/2013 6:04:45 AM PDT · by voicereason · 46 replies
    Northland News Center ^ | May 9, 2013 | Jennifer Austin
    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A nationwide ammunition shortage has police departments across the country counting their bullets. It's no different in Proctor, where the Chief says he was told he'd have to wait months, even a year to get more ammo. "I was really surprised, let's just put it that way," said Chief Walt Wobig of the difficulty getting ammunition. Woberg says that when he asked suppliers for the 1,000 rounds of ammo his officers needed for training, he was told he'd have to wait months. "I go, 'Do you have 40caliber qualification rounds?' And they go, 'Well, no. It's...
  • Is There a Shortage of Physical Gold?

    04/25/2013 9:04:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/25/2013 | Michael Shedlock
    Demand for gold coins has surged following the record price plunge in gold last week. Demand is so high that the U.S. Mint Runs Out of Smallest American Eagle Gold Coin. The U.S. Mint ran out its smallest American Eagle gold coin after demand surged following the biggest drop in futures prices in 33 years. Sales of the coins weighing a 10th of an ounce were suspended after demand more than doubled in 2013 from a year earlier, the Mint said today in a statement. Total sales of American Eagles in April have almost tripled from a month earlier, according...
  • Why is Maalox disappearing from drug store shelves?

    04/13/2013 12:28:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies
    ASK.com ^ | Vanity
    I'm just including a few of the replies on ask.com... AntonioDittmann: 4 months ago As of this writing, Maalox continues to be scarce. Some time ago, the manufacturer, Novartis, became aware of production problems at their Lincoln, NE plant. Although most of these problems seem related to pills not associated with Maalox, the plant was entirely shut down, affecting the supply of all drugs made at that plant. According to one source, the plant is under renovation and modernization, but I have not found a documented date of re-activation provided by Novartis. Other drugs affected by this shortage/recall include the...
  • Ammunition Shortage Very Confusing (Vanity)

    04/06/2013 6:38:47 AM PDT · by benasawin · 63 replies
    Vanity | 4/6/2013 | benasawin
    The sudden shortage of ammo available just isnt making sense. Yes, DHS has made substantial purchases (~1.6b rounds) but when one looks at the numbers, this alone cannot account for such dramatic shortages of supply. Just estimating, for purpose of an example, 1.6b rounds is a huge purchase but how does this break out? 1.6b divided by 50 rounds/box equals 32m boxes. There are 50 states and for purposes of simplifying this example, say there are 50 cities in each state and 5 stores (outlets) per city. This computes to 125,000 total outlets in the US. If one divides 32m...
  • Predictable: Medicaid expansion will cause massive doctor shortage in CA

    02/11/2013 9:03:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2013 | Rick Moran
    This was a no-brainer from the start of the debate over the Obamacare bill but Democrats refused to listen and the consequences are going to be awful. From LA Times: As the state moves to expand healthcare coverage to millions of Californians under President Obama's healthcare law, it faces a major obstacle: There aren't enough doctors to treat a crush of newly insured patients. Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare. They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse practitioners to set up independent practices. Pharmacists...
  • It's Not the 'Doctor Shortage,' Stupid (It's a Manufactured Crisis)

    01/11/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2013 | Michael Applebaum, MD
    Newsmax.com, on 07 January 2013, published an article entitled, "Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare." The sick care industry is a repair and rescue industry. This so-called crisis is a manufactured one in the same way that there would be a "mechanic shortage" if the overwhelming preponderance of cars were so poorly built by intent that they required an obscene amount of repair. The fundamental problems with the sick care system, for the most part, remain the quality of the protoplasm entering it, i.e., people are unfit by choice who therefore develop diseases of choice, and the combined efforts of...
  • post-Sandy message to Obama regarding the gasoline situation in New Jersey

    11/02/2012 4:32:21 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 22 replies
    self | 11/2/12 | NewJerseyJoe
    I dare The Obama to come back to New Jersey, to visit our gas stations and tell us some more of his ideas about wind and solar and renewable energy -- and explain again why he killed the Keystone pipeline -- and talk about why he cancelled oil leases on federal lands -- and discuss why his rogue EPA has shut down oil refineries -- and remind us about his illegal moratorium on drilling in the Gulf ... I dare him, I say. In fact, I double dare him.
  • Brazil Is Saving The World From Corn-mageddon

    10/15/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-15-2012 | Rob Wile
    Brazil Is Saving The World From Corn-mageddon Rob WileOctober 15, 2012 dbrekke via flickr Despite the historic drought that crushed US corn crops this summer, today's feedstock report from the USDA projects record worldwide corn supplies for 2012/2013. Thank the Brazilians. "Brazils corn exports for trade year 2012/13 are raised over 30 percent this month to a record 19.0 million tons, supporting an increase in forecast corn trade and a sharp reduction in U.S. exports to the lowest level in almost 40 years," wrote the USDA. That will translate into record foreign corn supplies of 673.5 million tons. Here's what...
  • Relax, bacon lovers, pork shortage wont affect U.S.

    09/29/2012 1:37:27 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 27 Sept 2012 | Christopher Seward
    For a moment there, hogs everywhere might have been snorting a sigh of relief. Earlier this week there was the prediction that a global pork shortage would drive up the prices of bacon, chops and other pork byproducts at your local grocery store. The three little pigs no doubt saw this as a sign that pork lovers would huff, puff and blow houses down elsewhere to satisfy their craving for the meat. Britains National Pig Association issued the earlier warning, predicting a world shortage of pork due to drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, said the fears across the...
  • Coming soon: Pork and bacon shortage (Prices to double by next summer)

    09/26/2012 6:17:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2012 | Rick Moran
    A British pork industry group is predicting serious shortages next year that are now "unavoidable."Fox News: A world shortage of pork and bacon next year is "now unavoidable," a British industry group said in a press release. Britain's National Pig Association (NPA) says that pig herds in Europe are shrinking. As if that isn't bad enough, this trend is "being mirrored around the world," the group says in the release. Drought conditions, especially in the U.S. and Russia, have taken a toll on the price of the grain crops used for animal feed, and world food prices are expected...
  • Obamacare Causes Doctor Shortage Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    08/09/2012 8:30:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/9/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obamacare is triggering a national doctor shortage, decreasing the quality of care for us all. Tune in!
  • Major cancer treatment shortage will lead to bladder removals (UK)

    07/11/2012 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/11/12 | Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
    Supplies of a type of BCG used to treat bladder cancer have been completely halted due to a flood at a factory in Canada. The bacterium, which stimulates the immune system to fight cancer, is used on about 6,000 patients a year. In more than half of them it can stop cancer spreading almost indefinitely. But Sanofi Pastuer, which makes the most widely-used product, called Immunocyst, does not expect production to restart before late 2013, according to a letter to doctors from Professor Sir Mike Richards, the NHS cancer csar. He warned it was now almost inevitable that patients would...
  • Archives burst at seams with Maryland history

    06/18/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS The Maryland State Archives collection is among the largest in the country with nearly 400 years of history, including Colonial-era paintings, keepsakes of the states governors, and thousands of land, court and genealogy records. With all that history, the Archives has run out of space. The agency first filled its Annapolis headquarters to capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at the Baltimore City Archives. All of the facilities are now full, and state archivists have been pushing...
  • The Trenton Toilet Paper Shortage

    03/15/2012 6:38:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Presently, there is a crisis afoot in New Jersey that is symbolic of government incompetence and indicative of the fate that awaits every American if ObamaCare is implemented. In Trenton, the Health Department may be forced to shut down city buildings due to a toilet paper shortage. That's right: Trenton is so fiscally squeezed that in city restrooms Charmin is nowhere to be found. Seems in the city of Trenton the toilet paper and paper towel inventory is depleted in about a dozen buildings, including City Hall. According to Harold Hall, Acting Public Works Director, there are presently only 15...
  • Trenton Approaches Toilet Paper Crisis

    03/13/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    A dispute over contracts for paper products like toilet paper and paper towels has reached crisis mode in Trenton, N.J., reports NJ.com. Employees and visitors alike may be crossing their fingers and their legs while in city-run public buildings. In the basement of the city hall, there is half a box of toilet paper and one case of paper towels left.
  • Another drug shortage

    03/10/2012 10:53:05 AM PST · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 03/10/2012 | Ottawa Citizen
    The most recent shortage came this month after Quebec-based manufacturer Sandoz cut production of crucial injectable drugs such as morphine, hydromorphone and fentanyl while it upgraded its facility to satisfy the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Another+drug+shortage/6282508/story.html#ixzz1ok23KKnd
  • Adderall Drug Shortage Will Continue in 2012, Government Officials Say

    01/04/2012 9:09:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 3, 2012 | Mikaela Conley
    A contentious relationship between drug manufacturers and the Drug Enforcement Agency may cause a continuing shortage of the attention deficit medication Adderall, which the FDA just added to its official drug shortages list, the New York Times reported. As of 2007, about 9.5 percent, or 5.4 million, of school-aged children were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adderall prescriptions went up 13.4 percent from 2009 to 2010, and more than 18 million prescriptions were written for the drug, Reuters reported. As demand for the drug grows, more and more patients have...
  • Iran: Americas Options - We have been indulging in wishful thinking for a decade...

    11/16/2011 2:32:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 16, 2011 | Jim Lacey
    Iran: America's OptionsWe have been indulging in wishful thinking for a decade. It's time to stop. In 2007, America’s intelligence agencies delivered a National Intelligence Estimate to President Bush declaring: “We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program.” As the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) makes clear, Iran did indeed end its “structured” nuclear-weapons program. Kudos to the intel agencies for spotting this change. Where they did much less well was in spotting that the “structured” nuclear-weapons program was transitioned into an “unstructured” nuclear-weapons program.One might wonder what the...
  • Taliban threatens Pakistan State Oil to stop supply to NATO

    10/20/2011 10:17:26 PM PDT · by musarratullah
    www.thirdreport.com ^ | 21 october | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar Tehreek Taliban Pakistan has threatened the Pakistan state oil to stop supplying fuel to NATO forces; otherwise the Taliban will stop it by themselves. Pakistan state oil is supplying fuel to NATO in Afghanistan through vehicles from Karachi. Oil tankers of the different contractor used their vehicles for supply and supply now runs through Torkham Border and also through Chaman Border. Before TTP, different groups have been targeting the supply vehicles in different areas of the country, but now the Taliban has threatened the Pakistan state Oil. After the Taliban threat, the PSO management demanded security for PSO...
  • Northeast farmers warn of Irene pumpkin shortage

    09/17/2011 5:07:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/17/11 | Chris Hawley - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) Northeastern states are facing a jack-o'-lantern shortage this Halloween after Hurricane Irene destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches across the region, farmers say. Wholesale prices have doubled in some places as farmers nurse their surviving pumpkin plants toward a late harvest. Some farmers are trying to buy pumpkins from other regions to cover orders.
  • Science: Water Shortages Loom as Northern China's Aquifers Are Sucked Dry

    08/17/2011 3:46:24 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 14 replies
    BEIJINGWhen Luo Yiqi visited the Inner Mongolia region of northern China 3 years ago, he was in for a surprise. In recent years, overgrazed grasslands had withered and turned to desert. Luo had been expecting that. But what stunned the ecologist from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, were the rice fields along a desiccated riverbed. Farmers were pumping water from deep aquifers to cultivate one of the thirstiest crops on the planet. Apparently, farmers did not get enough scientific guidance, says Luo. Of all China's environmental woes, the biggest threat to livelihoods and food security may be looming water shortages....
  • Gold to Reach $5,000 Due to Supply Shortage: Report

    06/14/2011 12:20:33 PM PDT · by library user · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 14, 2011 | by John Melloy
    An exhaustive report by Standard Chartered predicts that gold will more than triple to $5,000 an ounce because of a lack of supply, not just because of a surge in demand that most bullion bugs cite in their bullish calls. There are very few large gold mines set to commence operation in the next five years, said Standards analyst Yan Chen in a report Monday. The limited new supply comes at a time when central banks have turned from being net sellers to significant net buyers of gold. The result, in our view, will be a gold market in deficit,...
  • Hospitals Scrambling for Medications Amid Growing Drug Shortage

    05/30/2011 9:01:22 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/2001 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON -- A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses -- from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest -- has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment. "It's just a matter of time now before we call for a drug that we need to save a patient's life and we find out there isn't any," says Dr. Eric Lavonas of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The problem of scarce supplies or even completely unavailable medications isn't a new one but it's getting markedly worse. The number listed in short supply...
  • The Coming Doctor Shortage

    05/04/2011 6:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/04/2011 | Michael Snyder
    The United States is going to experience an absolutely devastating doctor shortage in the coming years. Even now it can be difficult to see a doctor in many areas, and if you are fortunate enough to see one you will probably pay through the nose. Medical bills have gotten absolutely insane in this country. Many Americans have gone to the hospital for a few hours, perhaps got to see a doctor for half an hour, and ended up being billed thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, it is not the doctors that are getting rich from these nightmarish medical bills. Rather,...
  • FOOD SHORTAGE

    04/04/2011 5:07:41 PM PDT · by 7thson · 74 replies
    What is the general opinion that there will be a food shortage in the United States? Also, what do people recommend? What to purchase? How to store? How to prepare? Any good web sites to go for tips? Thank you in advance.
  • Fear of Shortages Drives Panic Buying of Japanese Goods

    03/28/2011 6:59:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | 03/27/11 | VERNE G. KOPYTOFF
    March 27, 2011 Fear of Shortages Drives Panic Buying of Japanese Goods By VERNE G. KOPYTOFF SAN FRANCISCO Tremors from the strong Japanese earthquake continue to rattle American businesses, even those companies that have experienced no disruptions in parts or supplies. Businesses in a number of industries are trying to adapt to a new reality. No longer can they count on reliable access to critical supplies, a fact prompting frantic phone calls, contingency planning and product redesigns. For instance, film and television producers, along with the companies that support them, are scrambling to stock up on commercial-grade videotape. A...
  • Rice Gone from Tokyo Area Supermarkets

    03/16/2011 6:06:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 03/17/11
    Rice Gone from Tokyo Area Supermarkets Tokyo, March 16 (Jiji Press)--Rice has sold out at supermarkets in the Tokyo metropolitan area due to the disruption of transportation networks in the Tohoku northeastern Japan region hit by the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake Friday. Given the emergency situation, Ito-Yokado supermarkets, operated by Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382>, held special sales events in the Tokyo metropolitan area Wednesday, and customers stood in long lines in front of the stores well ahead of their opening. "Now that school lunches have been suspended, I need more rice than usual," a housewife in her 40s from...
  • Shortages! Is The World Really Running Out Of Food, Water And Oil?

    02/21/2011 9:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 02/20/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Everywhere you look today the mainstream news is talking about shortages. Authorities all over the globe are boldly proclaiming that the world is rapidly running out of food, water and oil. So are these doomsayers right? Well, it must be noted that some of the most famous "prophets of doom" of the past several decades have seen their predictions fail spectacularly. For example, in his infamous 1968 book entitled "The Population Bomb", Paul Ehrlich made the following statement: "I don't see how India could possibly feed two hundred million more people by 1980." Well, India is now feeding well over...
  • Bolivian President Evo Morales flees town ahead of speech

    02/14/2011 1:26:08 PM PST · by FromLori · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/14/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    (after angry miners throw dynamite in protest at food shortages) Bolivian President Evo Morales has abruptly abandoned a mining town after protesters angered by rising prices booed him and set off dynamite. Mr Morales was due to speak on the anniversary of a colonial uprising in Oruro but canceled plans to participate in a march yesterday after demonstrations against rising food prices and shortages. There were also protests in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, and the cities of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. The Bolivian populace are angry over a near doubling in the price of sugar after the government...