Santa Clara Military-Style Attack on Power Grid

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TweetYum21st Century Wire covered this story on the Sunday Wire and you can read their original article here. “This was an unprecedented and sophisticated attack on an electric grid substation using military-style weapons.” – U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) A half hour before 150 rounds were fired into the PG&E substation in Coyote, California, in […]

Millions lose power in storms as triple-digit temps continue

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TweetYumShareThis Millions lose power in storms as triple-digit temps continue –15 deaths tied to storms, heat 30 Jun 2012 With more triple-digit heat in the forecast, millions of people in the Mid-Atlantic area were without power on Saturday after violent storms with 80-mph gusts toppled trees, cut power lines and killed six people in Virginia […]

The Gang of Four: Presidents propose power of eurozone authorities over national governments

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TweetYumEuropean leaders have drafted a radical plan to turn the 17 countries of the eurozone into a full-fledged political federation within a decade in an attempt to placate the financial markets by demonstrating a political will to save the single currency in the medium-term. Herman Van Rompuy of the European Council has proposed, with three […]

Seismologists warn Japan against nuclear restart

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TweetYumShareThis Seismologists warn Japan against nuclear restart 26 Jun 2012 Two prominent seismologists said on Tuesday that Japan is ignoring the safety lessons of last year’s Fukushima crisis and warned against restarting two reactors next month. Japan has approved the restart of the two reactors at the Kansai Electric Power Ohi nuclear plant, northwest of […]

Some cry ’coup’ as Egypt’s highest court annuls parliament, military extends power

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TweetYumEgypt’s highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country’s interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country’s leadership. The Supreme Constitutional Court found that all articles making up the law that regulated parliamentary elections are invalid, said Showee Elsayed, a constitutional lawyer. […]