Santa Clara Military-Style Attack on Power Grid

21st 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

ShareThis 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

European 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

ShareThis 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

Egypt’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. […]

U.S. Army General: The Whole Northern Hemisphere is at Risk of Becoming Largely Uninhabitable

(Mac Slavo)   You may have entertained the idea of an improbable civilization ending events such as a ‘global killer’ asteroid, earth crust displacement or massive solar storms, but what if there existed a situation right now that was so serious that it literally threatened our very existence? According to a host of scientists, nuclear experts […]

Nuclear power regulators call for fewer immediate evacuations in an accident

ShareThis Nuclear power regulators call for fewer immediate evacuations in an accident 17 May 2012 The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the nation’s nuclear power regulators quietly overhauled community emergency planning for nuclear accidents for the first time in more than three decades, requiring fewer exercises for major accidents and recommending that fewer people be […]

FBI chief urges US Congress to renew wide-ranging surveillance power in counterterror probes

ShareThis FBI chief urges US Congress to renew wide-ranging surveillance power in counterterror probes 09 May 2012 FBI Director Robert Mueller urged Congress on Wednesday to renew wide-ranging surveillance authority to thwart terrorism plots false flags like the latest one in which an al-QaidaCIAduh-engineered explosive device was to have been detonated on a U.S.-bound airline […]

12.6 Billion-Dollar Bailout for Fukushima Operator TEPCO

ShareThis 12.6 Billion-Dollar Bailout for Fukushima Operator TEPCO 10 May 2012 Japan is set to nationalize Tokyo Electric Power, the operator of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, under a ¥1 trillion bailout plan approved Wednesday. The $ 12.6 billion bailout comes at a time when the government itself is reeling under a debt […]

Navy Nears Power Deal to Help Avoid Calif. Blackouts

ShareThis Navy Nears Power Deal to Help Avoid Calif. Blackouts 30 Apr 2012 The U.S. Navy is nearing a first-time agreement to curb electricity use at its sprawling San Diego-area bases if power runs short in Southern California this summer, a deal intended to diminish the threat of blackouts while the troubled San Onofre nuclear […]