DoomsDay Headlines 2-13-2014:
Child Euthanasia, Plate Recognition Data Base, 5th Banker Dies, Civil Disobedience, Power Outages, Chaos Britain, Rare Phenomenon, Fukushima, Oil Pipeline Attacks, Chemical Weapons, 5T Bomb, Sticker Shock, Greek Jobless Rate, EU Stock Market, Meningitis, Swine Flu Deaths, Bird Flu Outbreaks,

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Update NHK: “Record cesium level” in groundwater Fukushima

30,000 times higher than nearby well sampled last week — 50 meters from ocean Feb. 13, 2014: Record cesium level in Fukushima plant groundwater. [Tepco] says water samples taken from a newly-dug well contained the highest levels of radioactive cesium detected so far in groundwater at the site

Snow in 49 of 50 states 

Snow is on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states; only the Sunshine State of Florida is completely snow-free, according to a map produced Thursday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Belgian lawmakers extend euthanasia law to children 

Kids can ask to be put to death under bill. A fiercely debated measure extending the right to die to children passed the Belgian parliament Thursday, making the country the first to completely lift age restrictions on euthanasia to minors.

Homeland Security to Activate ‘National License Plate Recognition Database’ 

The Department of Homeland Security is set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement, allowing DHS officers to take photos of any license plate using their smartphone and upload it to a database which will include a “hot list” of “target vehicles”.

JP Morgan Executive Becomes 5th Banker to Die in Last 2 Weeks 

Two weeks after the suicide of a JP Morgan banker who jumped to his death from the top of a building, another of the firm’s employees has died, with 37-year-old Ryan Henry Crane becoming the 5th banker fatality in just the last few weeks alone.

Tens of Thousands of Connecticut Gun Owners May Be Staging a Massive Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’ 

On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight.

Storm Wipes Out Power for Thousands in South A deadly storm that has hammered the Southeast

—knocking out power in three states and jamming roads in North Carolina—is expected to sweep farther up the coast Thursday, bringing more heavy snowfall to a winter-battered region.

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Chaos across Britain as 108mph winds leave 130,000 without power, shut motorways and paralyses rail services 

Britain faced travel chaos today after flooding, winds exceeding 100mph and torrential rain combined to knock major rail and road services out of service.

Rare phenomenon to shake Planet Earth 

A rare cycle of solar and lunar eclipses that will begin this year at the time of God’s holy days cited in the Bible is about to wake up millions to the possibility that end-time prophecies could be fulfilled imminently.

U.S. scientists worried about Fukushima radioactive plume 

The lack of radiation data collected from Alaskan waters worries the public and scientists alike as the plume of radioactive ocean water from the failed Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant is predicted to arrive on the U.S. West Coast in spring of 2014.

Iraqi Pipeline Attacks Raise Fears of Threat to Oil 

Iraqi security authorities said Tuesday's attack on the camp in Nineveh province took place the same day that Iraqi security forces captured three al-Qaida suspects as they tried to blow up a pipeline near the northern Kirkuk oilfields, which hold about a third of Iraq's oil reserves of 431 billion barrels.

US chemical arms ship arrives in Spain 

The American ship MV Cape Ray arrived Thursday at the Spanish naval base of Rota for crew rest and refueling ahead of an unprecedented mission to collect and destroy highly toxic substances that form part of Syria's chemical weapons program.

Stockman - $500 Trillion Derivative Bomb Threatens The World 

I think the great ticking time bomb is interest rate swaps. The last time I checked they were in the range of $500 trillion. Who knows what’s lurking underneath the surface there?

STICKER SHOCK: National debt to rise to $18.2 trillion 

According to an analysis by the Senate Budget Committee Republican staff, the national debt when the debt ceiling comes back into effect will be $18.2 trillion, about $1 trillion more than the current, $17.2 trillion debt.

Dollar squeezed, hits two-week low against the euro 

The dollar fell to a two-week low against the euro and lost more than half a percent against other major currencies, the latest sign of its failure to launch this year which has disappointed many investors.

Greek Jobless Rate Hits Record High 

Greece's unemployment rate rose to a record high in November, hitting 28%, despite signs Greece's economy is slowly turning a corner.

European Stock Markets Move Lower as Global Rally Peters Out 

European shares were on course to snap a six-day winning streak Thursday, as the recent global stock rally fizzled out.

Meningitis breaks out in West Nile 

An outbreak of meningitis, a bacterial infection that attacks the brain and spinal cord, has been confirmed in the districts of Adjuman and Arua, Health Ministry officials say.

USA: Deputy dies from complications of swine flu 

Employees of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office are mourning the death of a longtime deputy who died from complications of the swine flu.

Egypt: Swine flu death toll rises to 44 

The number of swine flu deaths has almost doubled in less than 10 days, with 342 diagnosed with the virus to date

Thirteen people die of flu in Taiwan over two weeks 

Taiwan reported 256 new influenza cases within the last two weeks, including H3N2, H1N1 and type B strains, resulting in 13 fatalities, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

Boy is Cambodia's first bird flu death in 2014 

Health officials confirmed Wednesday that an 8-year-old boy is the first person in Cambodia this year to die of bird flu.

Bahrain confirms first swine flu case in 2014 

Bahrain registered Wednesday its first swine flu case in 2014 after test results of a 41-year-old woman proved positive.

Malaysia detects first imported H7N9 case 

Malaysian Health Ministry confirmed Wednesday that the first imported Influenza A (H7N9) case was detected in the country and the victim was a female tourist from China.

Low-Path H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Found at Five More Chinese Markets 

Eleven of the 115,000 birds at the markets tested positive for the virus out of 801 samples taken.

South Korea Reports 11 H5N8 Bird Flu Outbreaks

Eleven recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in domestic poultry - affecting almost 152,000 birds - have been reported.