Sunday 3 June 2012
30,000 Ecuadoreans from the Amazon River basin, accuse Texaco – which Chevron took over in 2001 – of dumping more than 18 billion gallons of toxic materials into unlined pits and rivers between 1972 and 1992, the BBC said. (Photo/ Inhabitat)
John Batchelor Show
Sunday 905PM Eastern (605P Pacific): Eric Lipton, NYT, in re: coal country goes of coal to natural gas. Why?
Sunday 920PM Eastern (620P Pacific): Scott Stewart, Stratfor.com, in re: the cartel war in Mexico uses arson on multinationals.
Sunday 935PM Eastern (635P Pacific): Ty Rogoway, AviationInel.com, in re: the Navy drones off carriers change the face of batttle.
Sunday 950PM Eastern (650P Pacific): Bill McGurn, WSJ, in re: the Indiana Senate race and the Notre Dame lawsuit against the White House on Obamacare.
Sunday 1005PM EDT (705P Pacific): Joshua Green, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re: the birther trope started with the Clinton campaign of 2008
Sunday 1020PM EDT (720P Pacific): James Hagerty, WSJ, in re: manufacturing jobs come back to the US because wages drop.
Sunday 1035PM EDT (735P Pacific): Mary Anastasia O'Grady, in re: the courts in Peru start a shakedown of Chevron for Amazonian natives
Sunday 1050PM EDT (750P Pacific): Jim McTague, Barron's Washington, in re: the beginning of the end of the world. Incumbent-killer numbers - Friday jobs number, GDP growth (must >/+3% PA), and deflation (so many applicants for each job that the boss can pay what he wants.). Expect a sell-off; S&P 500 broke through a support level, so institutions will sell for cash - employee's pensions and other reasons. Algorithm selling; if a flash crash, machines will shut down which will cause the market to plunge. Meanwhile, Greece has outlawed polls for the next two weeks. Spain becoming a basket case like Greece. Euros at war with each other - WWII again, without tanks. Romney's solution is his to-do list - sounds like Dagwood Bumstead - while the president refuses to compromise with the Republicans for the good of the country; "I think his goose is cooked." Japans's index closing lowest since 1983. By gold and bullets and pray . . .
Sunday 1105PM EDT (805P Pacific): Bret Stephens, WSJ, in re: the trouble with Iran and the US.
Sunday 1120PM EDT (820P Pacific): Fouad Ajami, Hoover, in re: the Egyptian election
Sunday 1135PM EDT (835P Pacific): Richard Epstein, Hoover and NYU Law, in re: the Commerce Clause and the Constitution; 1 of 2
Sunday 1150PM EDT (850P Pacific): Richard Epstein, Hoover and NYU Law, in re: the Commerce Clause and the Constitution; 2 of 2
Sunday/Mon 1205AM EDT (905 Pacific): Ken Croswell, Science magazine, in re: the angle of the Milky Way and its eventual collision with Andromeda
Sunday/Mon 1220AM EDT (920 Pacific): Sheila Dewan, in re: end of the 99-weekers
Sunday/Mon 1235AM EDT (935P Pacific): Ty Rogoway, AviationInel.com, in re: the Navy drones off carriers change the face of batttle.
Sunday/Mon 1250AM EDT (950P Pacific): Terry Anderson, PERC Montana, in re: trout fishing in Montana - restrictions