5 December 2013
Two killed as gales wreak havoc in UK ~ link ~
Some 10,000 families in coastal areas urged to leave their homes over fears of devastating tidal surges, while the winds also caused travel chaos and left 100,000 homes without power.
Motorists were warned not to travel due to "extremely dangerous" road conditions and Scotland's entire rail network was suspended.
European storm and tidal surge cause evacuations and travel chaos ~ link ~ A major storm has hit northern Europe, leaving at least four people dead or missing, causing transport chaos and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades. Dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed in the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland, while rail services were shut down in several countries. One of Europe's longest bridges - connecting Sweden to Denmark - closed.
Turkey: Due to severe cold, lakes, streams and rivers have turned to ice fountains ~ link
Worst cold surge in 60 years in UK - 100,000 homes cut off from electricity ~ link
Grand Junction, Colorado shatters snowfall record ~ link
Giant ice storm freezes half of the US: Millions battle snowfall and terrible conditions as temperatures hit -40 F in some places ~ link ~ The storm has delivered heavy snow to the Rockies and upper Midwest. From Thursday into Friday, the southern Plains and the Ohio Valley will be the worst hit by snow and ice. Icy blasts are making road conditions treacherous for drivers across western regions of the U.S.
Vice-President Biden: America and China in 'very direct' Air Defense Zone talks - with video ~ link ~
Speaking after meetings with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Mr Biden said the zone had caused "apprehension" in Asia.
Talks in Mr Biden's Asia trip have been dominated by a new air zone declared by China, which covers islands controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.
Biden-Xi meeting fails to resolve East China Sea crisis ~ link
Foreign mercenaries in Syria move 12 abducted nuns from Maaloula to rebel-held towns ~ link ~ What brave men, kidnapping 12 defenseless nuns!!! This is American, French, British, etc. tax dollars at work!!! Call/write you congressmen/MPs! Stirling
UK Chancellor announces fresh austerity measures - with video ~ link ~ No one seems to be attacking the very idea of forcing austerity upon the citizens during a Global Depression. This makes NO DAMN SENSE; Depressions are when you increase public spending to get people back to work and to help those out of work to survive! Stirling
Fast food workers in 100 US cities walk off the job in protest for higher wages ~ link ~ They cannot live off the tiny wages that these corporate monsters pay them!!! Stirling
What does it take to be Middle Class today? ~ link ~ Good One...do take a minute to read this one at the link. Stirling
Hot girl knows her rights with cops - Tells off US Border Patrol Officers - video ~ link ~ Hot and smart! Stirling
Sandy Hook Logistics - video ~ link
Pope Francis sets up Vatican child sex abuse committee ~ link ~ I will believe that they are serious when celibacy is ended, and only then! Stirling