*Before the Bell
*Today’s Top 10
*Breaking News Videos from CNN
* Argentina to protest illicit US cargo. The Argentine government is moving to lodge an official protest to Washington following the seizure of undeclared weapons and drugs aboard a US military plane.
* Chevron Runs from Judgment in Ecuador. by Greg Palast
* 2/17/11 Mega Solar Flare Disrupts Communications, GPS. Effects still hitting Earth – and we could see some fantastic northern lights.
* Chris Hedges: We’re Missing Our Safety Valve. Chris Hedges, among those anxious prophets to whom attention must be paid, is a sort of George Carlin without the laugh lines. Grim obituarist of our empire, democracy and culture, the ex-New York Times war reporter is gabbing with us here about the smothered conscience of power: the Death of the Liberal Class, in the title of his new book.
* Ireland turns to bankruptcy tourism. Bankruptcy in Britain offers a way out for Irish entrepreneurs crushed by debt from heady property boom.
* Geeks Strike Back. 10 best jobs for 2011
Arts, Travel, & Culture
* Free Trade Doesn’t Work ~ by Ian Fletcher. What should replace it and why.
* Truth About Global Economic Crisis: Book Review. By Joel S. Hirschhorn
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* My travel experiences
* Funniest Bird Dancing Ever! ~ from Ninette
* Amateur Ornithologist Birds from California to Canada
* A California Bird, by Ninette
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