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RTOFS (Atlantic) Graphic Nowcasts/Forecasts - Latest Surface Temperature ~ link
Three Video Interviews With Lord Stirling by Renowned Video Webcaster Morris Herman of England ~ link ~ link ~ link
Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari ~ link
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The Battle of Europe*
The country's main unions, the UGT and CGTP, hope the 24-hour action will be the most effective in two decades.
- Nearly 80% of trains were not running, and bus and ferry links in Lisbon were disrupted, along with the metro service
- Both air traffic controllers and airport ground handling operators were on strike, meaning dozens of flights in and out of Lisbon had to be cancelled or rescheduled
- All of the country's ports were closed, according to the unions
- Fewer than 10% of the workforce at Volkswagen's Autoeuropa plant near Lisburn turned up for work, according to unions
With 80% of its public debt held abroad, Portugal now finds itself at the mercy of bond traders and wants to convince the markets that it will be able to meet its commitments, our correspondent says.
*Irish unveil tough austerity plan ~ link ~ Tough on the people of Ireland, wonderful for the banksters! The only reason for this evil nonsense is that the corrupt Irish political class agreed to dump the debts of the corrupt banks on the backs of the Irish people. Austerity fascism means poverty and the death of the Middle Class and any hope for a better future for us all. Stirling
*Huge cuts revealed in Irish budget ~ link ~ also see link ~ Measures include cutting social welfare by 3 billion euro (£2.5 billion), reducing the public sector pay bill by 1.2 billion euro (£1 billion) and increasing VAT by 2%.
Tens of thousands of students were joined by lecturers and parents during a national day of action against the controversial changes.
*Protests erupt across EU over swath of cuts by governments in debt - video ~ link
Snow may cover 90% of UK by End of November with 6 inches in London ~ link ~ It is nice to be right but not always. It appears that Dr. Deagle and Dr. Zangari and I were correct about the longer terms effects of the Death of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico from the massive amount of oil in the Gulf from the BP Oil Spill. A 90% snow cover of the entire United Kingdom in late November is unheard of. Other parts of Europe are also being hit. This could be the start of a mini-Ice Age for Europe. Stirling
Snow is going to come “progressively as we get to the end of this week and into next,” Dale said. “On current trends, we can’t see an end to this until mid-December.” Also see: Snowfall disrupts Germany and Denmark road traffic ~ link ~ Also see: Utah: Impending blizzard a reminder of other harsh storms ~ link
US sending USS George Washington super-carrier battle group to South Korean waters for war games ~ link ~ link ~ These war games, while previously planned, will increase the level of tension and dangers. Stirling
Rising Tension: Korea-stone Cops: The Shelling of One of 30 Disputed Islands ~ link ~
New Zealand miners 'would not have survived second blast' ~ link ~ All 29 miners trapped in a New Zealand mine after an explosion were presumed dead today after a second blast occurred, rescuers said.
Tears as last Harrier jets leave Ark Royal ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
I must tell you that not having any Harrier jets on the remaining British carrier is crazy. Just as the decision to mothball the radar equipped Sea Harriers a number of years ago was crazy. Why have carriers if you cannot fly jet fighters from them that can defend the fleet and take action on-shore! The UK has wasted vast sums of its defense budget on two unnecessary wars in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan. The Sea Harriers and Harriers should be retained until the new F-35s are operational. That simply makes sense. Stirling Also see: Profile of HMS Ark Royal ~ link ~
Police and Christians clash in Egypt over church ~ link ~ I am told, by a Egyptian priest that I know, that things are far worst for Christians that most know. Stirling
Congressman Ron Paul: Crotch groped by TSA - Calls for boycott of airlines ~ link ~ It does appear that most people are boycotting the airlines this Thanksgiving holiday. Hit them where it hurts, in the pocketbook! Stirling
Poll: 61% of Americans oppose TSA's new airport "security" measures ~ link ~ On the eve of one of the nation's busiest travel days, a poll has found that 61% of likely voters oppose the newly enhanced security measures at the country's airports.