Daily Archives: March 14, 2012


March 14, 2012 – A 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the New Britain Region (see map above) of Papua New Guinea less than an hour ago:  That is the third earthquake, greater than or equal to 6.0 magnitude, that has hit today.  It is … Continue reading

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Police Say 28 Dead in Swiss Bus Crash – WSJ.com

March 14, 2012 – Swiss Bus Crash Kills 22 Children: At least 22 children where among 28 people from Belgium killed in a bus crash in Western Switzerland on Tuesday evening as they where traveling home after a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps. … Continue reading

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Panetta Visits Afghanistan in Aftermath of Massacre – NYTimes.com

March 14, 2012 – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived at an Afghanistan visit Wednesday and was attacked by a man who stole a government vehicle, set it on fire and attempted to run it into Mr. Panetta’s airplane as it … Continue reading

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Is MF Global Getting a Free Pass? – NYTimes.com

March 14, 2012 – No Chief executives at MF Global will be prosecuted for the  $1.6 billion in missing customer funds because it was “unintentional:”  Are you kidding me! Rob a bank and steal a couple thousand and go to jail for 10 … Continue reading

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Saudi’s weapon against oil supply threat – FT.com

March 14, 2012 – Saudi Arabia Has over 12 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Stored in at Least three secret storage areas:  This is Saudi Arabia’s secret weapon against the Iran oil supply threat.  See the complete story in the London Financial … Continue reading

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A 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Struck off the East Coast of Honshu Japan.

March 14, 2012 – A 6.1 Magnitude Quake Struck Near Japan: Less than two hours after a 6.8 magnitude quake struck in the same location, a 6.1 magnitude quake hit (see map). Less than eight minutes later, a 5.7 magnitude … Continue reading

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Stocks flirt with cyclical peaks – FT.com

March 14, 2012 – World Stock Markets Reach Fresh 2012 Highs:  The U.S. NASDAQ 100 Stock Index hasn’t been this high since the year 2000.  The U.S. S&P 500 reached levels not seen since 2008 (see above chart).  DO NOT … Continue reading

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A 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Struck off the East Coast of Honshu Japan.

March 14, 2012 – A Powerful Earthquake Struck Japan One Year and Three Days After “The Big One:” Today’s 6.8 magnitude quake struck 270 miles NNE of the mega-quake and tsunami that ravaged Japan on March 11, 2011 (see maps … Continue reading

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