DoomsDay Headlines 1-24-2014: Stocks Slide, Cairo Explosions, Olympics, UFO, Economic Meltdown, Fed's Secret, T-Bills, Huge Waves, EU Bailout, Vaccines, Implantable Battery, Ghost Ship, Purge, Blimp, Technology, Gun Sales, Cancer

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Pentagon to launch blimps to guard against cruise missiles 

Starting this fall, two blimps will float at 10,000 feet over the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in an attempt to develop a defense for the nation's capital against cruise missiles fired from ships offshore. 

Dow falls 300-plus points in worst week since 2011 

U.S. stocks fell sharply and Treasuries rallied on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling triple-digits for a second session and posting its worst week since November 2011, as investors pulled money from emerging markets and other assets viewed as risky.

Stock slide continues as global fears spread 

Wall Street gets rattled by turbulence in emerging markets, where currencies take big hit amid China slowdown and less central bank support.

Four explosions rock Cairo, killing 6 

CAIRO – A massive explosion hit Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo early Friday in the deadliest bomb blast in Egypt's capital since a military coup ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last summer.

Olympic athletes warned about wearing team gear 

The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games' venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Ibiza holiday jet in near miss with UFO 

The captain of a Thomas Cook airliner flying tourists back from the Spanish holiday island to the north of England reported a "near miss" with a "rugby ball"-shaped UFO, which passed within feet of his jet. 

20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown 

In major cities all over the globe right now, there is looting, violence, shortages of basic supplies, and runs on the banks. We are not at a “global crisis” stage yet, but things are getting worse with each passing day. 

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Fed’s Dirty Little Secret: “The Gold Isn’t There… 

The assumption by global depositors who have entrusted their national savings with the Federal Reserve and US Government has always been that when they request to repatriate their holdings the Fed would simply open the vault, access said assets and ship them back to where they belong...For the reply to be that it would take seven years for this Gold to be sent back to you was an obvious admission that the Gold just isn’t there. 

Stocks: Bracing for more losses 

Friday is shaping up to be another ugly day on Wall Street. U.S. stock futures were all lower, with the Dow down more than 100 points. Overseas markets were also in the red.

Something Ominous May Be Coming 

Earlier this week 30-day/4-wk T-Bills were auctioned off a 0% rate. Intra-day, after the auction, the rate went negative. Negative short term rates were last observed in 2008, before the Lehman/AIG/Goldman collapse occurred. 
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Swell that produced huge waves in Hawaii to hit California coast 

A strong storm system over the central Pacific will send a swell that is expected to produce waves of 10 to 19 feet along the California coastline, forecasters warned.,0,2062739.story#axzz2rFYwDRtu

Spain exits bailout program; second Eurozone country to do so 

Spain exited its international bailout program Thursday, becoming the second Eurozone country to do so, amid a tentative economic recovery marred by persistently high unemployment.,0,1905023.story#axzz2rK9zRqF7 

The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic map 

Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014.,0,5576371.story#axzz2rK9zRqF7

Will your next phone be powered by your HEARTBEAT? 

Scientists reveal implantable battery that can charge from the movement of our organs

Ghost Ship Filled With Cannibal Rats Poised To Crash Into British Coast 

The Luyubov Orlova was cut adrift while being towed from Canada to the Dominican Republic where it was to be scrapped. The vessel has been missing for about a year and there are now concerns that the high winds of the Atlantic have driven the 40-year-old Yugoslavian liner toward Ireland, Scotland or England. 

Emergency: Obama Launches Purge 

Holder Justice Department now arresting political enemies and members of media (video) 

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Is a blimp watching you? 

New surveillance craft raises privacy questions The Pentagon plan to deploy two large blimplike aircraft 10,000 feet into the sky about 45 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., has raised new privacy concerns even though the Army says there is nothing to be worried about. 

Google chief: “The race is between computers and people and the people need to win,” 

A broad range of jobs that once seemed beyond the reach of automation are in danger of being wiped out by technological advances, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, warned on Thursday. 

Smith & Wesson to End Most CA Sales 

On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year.

Shock Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical 

There was a warning issued Thursday about the soft drinks you and your children may be consuming every day. Consumer Reports says some of them contain a possible cancer-causing chemical, CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported.