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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Star Consciousness: An Alternative to Dark Matter
by Dr. Gregory L. Matloff Gregory Matloff is a major figure in what might be called the ‘interstellar movement,’ the continuing effort to analyze our prospects for travel to the stars. Greg is Emeritus Associate Professor and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at New York City College of Technology as well as Hayden Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Centaur
Ominous omnibus budget bill will impact millions | June 13 2012
Ominous omnibus budget bill will impact millionsPublished On Tue Jun 12 2012Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks about the budget bill in Ottawa. (June 11, 2012)Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESSR. Michael WarrenCanadians are just now awakening to the widespread implications of Stephen Harper’s omnibus Bill C-38. It may be too late to mobilize against it.The Conservatives have buried major policy c
Top of the Morning: 4 Reasons Why We are Experiencing a Tipping Point in Syria; Attacks Target Iraqi Shia’s
Top stories from DAWNS Digest.  Four developments in the last 24 hours suggest that we are nearing a crucial tipping point in Syria. 1) Speaking at a think tank forum in Washington, Hillary Clinton accused Russia of sending attack Helicopters to Syria. Her charge reflects a deep frustration between Washington and Moscow and suggests that Russia is no where near to supporting a plan for political

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Happy birthday to a fierce and fearless heart
I first saw Shannon twenty-two years ago today. She was naked, covered in goop and pretty pissed off. She was beautiful. She’s generally goop-free these days, usually clothed, and still pissed off, but at the right things and for the right reasons. She is still beautiful. I long ago gave up on the idea that we raise our children like they are crops or cattle. They create themselves. We’re vendors,


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    Florida, uncivilized hellhole... Police: Man sets woman on fire at Florida gas station like
  3. Global Research (Centre for Research on Globalization)
    What happens when you cross a Neocon organization like PNAC (Project for the New American Century), war politics, the Carlyle Group and very evil men? PNAC: The Dawn of a New Fascism | Global Research TV like
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  6. Dr. Joseph Mercola
    IT'S OFFICIAL! I am thrilled to announce that we heard back from the California Secretary of State that the California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act is qualified to be on the November 6 ballot. Thank you for your continuous support. This is our chance to fight for the safety of our food and get GMOs labeled. Let's continue to be vigilant and we CAN make this happen. Here's the link to the official press release from the Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ca.gov/admin/press-releases/2012/db12-068.pdf California voters to decide on GMO labeling | California Right To Know like
  7. NaturalNews.com
    Curcumin, a relative of ginger, is hardly just a flavor enhancer, as studies continue to show that curcumin contains powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, and even anti-cancer properties. Discover the amazing ability of curcumin (turmeric) to fight chronic disease like
  8. AlterNet
    "We should view lower-income single moms as heroes." Why Conservatives Wrongly Blame Single Moms for Failures of the Right-Wing Economic Model like
  9. Truthout
    Why did Scott Walker win the Wisconsin recall vote? George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling argue that the answer is part of a problem that will persist "as long as progressives let it continue." The Wisconsin Blues like
  10. Upworthy
    Oh right, I forgot that Russia and America are basically the same place. Wait, what? MAPS: The Best And Worst Places To Live if You're Gay like
  11. Al Jazeera English
    At least 57 people have been killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Iraq, with many of the attacks targeting Shia pilgrims during a major religious festival, police and hospital sources say. One of the deadliest blasts on Wednesday occurred in the Kadhimiyah area of north Baghdad, where tens of thousands had gathered to mark the anniversary of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim's death. Scores killed in Iraq blasts like
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    You might think that people who were devastated by hurricanes and failed levees, whose homes and businesses were built back in large part thanks to immigrant labor, would support rules to protect these workers -- but that's not been the case in Louisiana. Louisiana government and media defend immigrant guestworker exploitation and abuse like
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NOTE TO ROMNEY: The Federal Government Does Fund Teachers, Firefighters, And Police
Think Progress By Josh Israel  on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm Mitt Romney dismissed criticisms that he does not want to hire more teachers, firefighters, and police officers as “absurd” on Tuesday morning, telling Fox News Channel that if elected president, he would not have the ability to control the hiring decisions of local governments: ROMNEY: Of course, teachers and firemen and policemen are hir
Romney: Strike Down Of Health Care Law Would Be ‘Right Thing’
CNN Politics Political Ticker June 11th, 2012 08:55 PM ET Posted by  CNN’s Ashley Killough (CNN) – Mitt Romney on Monday said he hopes the Supreme Court does the “right thing” and overturns President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform. “Gosh I hope they do the right thing and turn this thing down,” Romney told donors in Atlanta, according to pool reports. “And say it’s unconstitutional
Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts Plan: It Didn’t Work Then, It Won’t Work Now
Published on Jun 11, 2012 by     BarackObamadotcom Facebook it: https://my.barackobama.com/mittromneyplanvid Tweet it:  https://my.barackobama.com/mittromneyplantwvid Tumblr: https://my.barackobama.com/mittromneyplantbrvid Mitt Romney’s Economic Plan? He wants to cut jobs for firefighters, police, and teachers. It’s the same thing he did in Massachusetts. The plan didn’t work then and it won’t w
Obama Campaign Calls For Romney To Put Assets Into New Blind Trust
MSNBC.com By NBC’s Ali Weinberg 6/8/12 Swiss bank accounts. Money hidden in the Cayman Islands. Bain capital income. The Obama campaign warned Thursday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will have full access to those three pots of money and more unless he puts his investments in a federally-recognized blind trust. Seizing on the Romney campaign’s announcement Wednesday that the ca


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Russian Activists Fighting to Save Ancient Forest Face Continued Threats
The Crusade to Save Khimki Forest has Become a Symbol of the Struggle Between Russian Civil Society and a Corrupt State


Corbett Report Radio 153 – The Biometric ID Cards Cometh
Tonight on the program James breaks down the coming biometric ID card scheme and its discontents. In the second half of the program, Lt. Eric Shine joins in the conversation and we also discuss his ongoing court case with the Coast Guard. Works Cited: ID Cards – intergovernmental cooperation in worldwide implementation ‘Biometric identification programme progressing well in Gambia’ Over 100 priso
Silicon Spies: The US government and the tech revolution
by James Corbett BoilingFrogsPost.com 12 June, 2012 Earlier this week Wired Magazine released a background check of Steve Jobs conducted by the Department of Defense in 1988. The background check highlights Jobs’ use of LSD in the 1970s and his fears of blackmail or kidnapping due to his substantial wealth. The check was part of a security clearance investigation conducted by the DoD during Jobs’
Corbett Report Radio 152 – Critical Thinking with Marc Ressl
Marc Ressl joins us once again from Argentina to talk about critical thinking, and how we can come to a better understanding of the world around us. We discuss consciousness, fear, criticism, communication and how best to spread the revolution in understanding that is being fostered in the internet age.
Episode 230 – Social Engineering 101
Your habits, your opinions, your thoughts and routines: what could be more personal than these? But what if your thoughts are not your own? Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we expose the social engineering agenda, from the bigger bigger picture to the nitty gritty detail. For those with limited bandwidth, CLICK HERE to download a smaller, lower file size version of this episode. For thos
Interview 514 – William Hathaway on Radical Peace
Today we talk to William Hathaway, a Special Forces combat veteran turned peace activist who explores the possibility for peace in his life and writing. His books include A World of Hurt, an exploration of the psychological roots of war, and his latest book Radical Peace, featuring profiles of a diverse range of people pursuing diverse paths of nonviolence. A selection of his writing can be found
Corbett Report Radio 151 – Inside the Data DVD Vol. 2
Tonight on the broadcast James previews some of the material available on the new Data DVD vol. 2. Representing every piece of media created by The Corbett Report, this data dvd is packed with information that you can use to learn, grow, and share with others. Purchase your copy today at corbettreport.com.

Exoplanets: Weeding Out False Positives
The success of the Kepler mission in sifting through a field of more than 150,000 stars to locate transiting planets is undeniable, and the number of planets thus far discovered has been used to estimate how often planets occur around stars like the Sun. Now comes a paper to remind us that statistical analysis based on Kepler results assumes that most of the planet candidates are real and not fals
Brown Dwarfs Sparser than Expected
Nobody has been anticipating the results from WISE — the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer — any more than I have. Speculations about the number of brown dwarfs in the galaxy have been all over the map, with some suggesting they might be as plentiful as M-dwarfs, which make up perhaps 80 percent of the stellar population. But the latest results from our infrared scan of the sky argue a much diff
Science, Fiction and the Sail
Thinking about the poem “To Sail Beyond the Sun: A Luminous Collage,” which I published excerpts from yesterday, I was reminded that if Ray Bradbury didn’t spend a lot of time on solar sails, many of his compatriots did. Indeed, the early story of the solar sail is inseparable from science fiction. Astounding Science Fiction’s John Campbell published the first serious look at solar sails for propu
On Ray Bradbury
Thinking of Ray Bradbury, as I suppose most of us were yesterday after learning of his death, I found my reminiscences of his work mixing with what was to have been today’s topic, solar sails and their beamed sail counterparts. I’ve read almost all of Bradbury’s work up through the 1960s and admittedly little after that, but he’s a writer I return to often to try to recapture the early magic. I wa

A Female Surgical Nightmare
Years of activism have made women's health a topic of everyday conversation. The mechanics of mammograms and the pros and cons of cervical cancer vaccines are familiar, but one common health problem that affects millions of women remains virtually unknown. Time, gravity and childbirth can weaken a woman's pelvic floor muscles and stretch out the ligaments that hold up her uterus, bladder and/or b
Trouble in the Heartland
There had been warnings about the possibility of trouble at the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change. In his opening remarks, the president of this think tank of radical free marketeers, Joseph Bast, asked attendees to help security personnel identify anyone who might disrupt the proceedings. And the tote bag stuffed with printed materials contained a sheet with
The War on Old Folks
I'm sitting here feeling my bile rise as I eye the cover of the publication I most love to hate, AARP The Magazine. This one features Diane Keaton and promises to explain "How she stays forever young." The featured tip? "Take risks -- do things you can't imagine!" Month in and month out, this rag features well-preserved, wealthy, beaming celebrities who suggest that aging can be defied, and also t
The War on Whistleblowers
When a democracy functions properly, media revelations of executive branch misconduct typically result in an investigation by the legislative branch. Watergate epitomized this healthy dynamic—illegal acts exposed by the Washington Post prompted congressional hearings and ultimately prosecutions. In other words, checks and balances functioned properly, and the system both cleansed itself of wrongdo


These Are Not Your Father’s Tories. Seriously.
“I worked for (Mulroney-era environment minister) Tom McMillan, who was a very red Tory. I wrote speeches for him. We never checked his speeches with the PMO. He’d get up to answer in Question Period. He didn’t have a script for how to answer. Brian Mulroney was not telling his cabinet members what to say, syllable by syllable… . I look at Peter Kent and I think my God man you had a great reputat


Supporting healthy-food farming
What does the federal Farm Bill have to with a healthy diet? More than you'd think, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). To get more fresh produce into our diets we need to reverse the policies that put up barriers — rather than provide incentives — for farmers to produce the fresh fruits and vegetables so urgently needed in the diets of most of us in the U.S. read more
White House slow to respond to Monsanto harms
Pesticide activist and mother of three Sofía Gatica reports that the White House has failed to respond as promised to her formal request for an investigation of Monsanto's bad behavior in her small community in Argentina. Sofía won the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize for her tenacious efforts to hold Monsanto accountable for harm caused by its pesticide products in Argentina and beyond. She m
Rep. Markey to FDA: Why are lindane shampoos still allowed?
Lice shampoos containing lindane continue to be allowed in the U.S., despite being slated for a global ban due to the organochlorine pesticide's persistence and toxicity. Last week, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) urged the Obama Administration to pull these products from the U.S. market once and for all. In 2009, more than 160 nations agreed to ban the agricultural uses of lindane, an


Creator of ‘Liberty Dollars’ Fights Forfeiture of Coins, Silver
A 68-year-old antigovernment activist who is facing prison for minting his own currency is now seeking a new trial while opposing the federal government’s attempt to seek forfeiture of $7 million in coins and silver bars. Bernard von NotHaus, convicted by a jury 15 months ago of violating federal counterfeiting laws, is successfully delaying his sentencing [...]
WND Not Happy, Appeals Dismissal of Esquire Suit
It seems there’s room for WorldNetDaily (WND) to have one more obsession related to President Obama’s birth certificate, though this time it has little to do with Obama himself. This week, WND announced its plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision to dismiss its $250 million lawsuit against Esquire magazine. At issue is a satirical piece [...]
Leader of Black Hebrew Sect Pleads Guilty to Killing 4-Year-Old
The head of a polygamous sect who killed a 4-year-old boy because he thought the child was gay has pleaded guilty to murder and will testify against others who were arrested as accessories. Peter Lucas Moses, 27, the leader of a group that reportedly subscribed to Black Hebrew beliefs, pleaded guilty Monday in North Carolina to [...]
Judge, Investigators in American Front Case Receive Threats
The racist right has responded to a crackdown on the white supremacist American Front with vicious threats and demands for the immediate release of more than a dozen members picked up last month in Florida. The threats, all of which have been anonymous, have so far targeted Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson Lamar and members of his [...]


Ron Rosenberg Of Crystal Dynamics Proves That Sexism Will Continue To Rule The Lara Croft Reboot
[Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape in the post and possibly the comments] I know I shouldn’t be surprised to find misogyny rampant in the video game industry. But to find it rampant, unashamed, and proud of itself? I guess I still shouldn’t be surprised. Yesterday gaming site Kotaku posted a short interview with Tomb Raider executive producer Ron Rosenberg. Crystal Dynamics, the company behind


Bits and Pieces - June 12, 2012
It looks like nuclear trade between the US and India won't pick up any time soon.More about that californium flux multiplier at Kodak that isn't a nuclear reactor.Can shopping for health insurance be easy? Michael Eisen provides FAQ answers on GMO food. Two posts so far, more to come.Crooked Timber has been having a symposium on the book Soviet Plenty. Read the book, and the CT posts as well. Here
What Is Iran's Negotiating Strategy?
I am trying to figure out Iran’s strategy in the current round of negotiations. The P5+1 presented a proposal in Baghdad last month. Iran has not responded to that proposal, nor presented a proposal of its own, although a number of Iranian government officials have made a variety of statements, some of them contradicting each other.The preferred end states for Iran and the P5+1 emphasize different
Bits and Pieces - June 9, 2012
Wisconsin, don't despair. It's not you, it's them. Case Closed: The 401(k) is a Failure.Japanese dock washes up in Oregon. More links here. And there will be more flotsam from last year's tsunami. And, Knight Science Journalism, you might just want to get your geography right. Newport, Oregon, is not on the Olympic Peninsula!Bloggers do a better job than the MSM on a science story.


WWF cautions SOCO investors over Virunga exploration
WWF today has issued a warning to SOCO International investors, many of whom are based in the UK, that the company’s exploration plans in Virunga National Park could have catastrophic impacts on local livelihoods and the environment. The FTSE 250-listed oil exploration giant will hold its Annual General Meeting tomorrow in London. SOCO has recently announced plans to explore for oil in and around
Coral Triangle hosts dazzling web of life
WWF’s Coral Triangle Director Catherine Plume recounts her incredible evening during a firefly river cruise in Donsol, Philippines: "I arrived at the riverside just at dusk. The world was already casting its magical evening spell. As we pulled away from the pier, we fell captive to the tranquility of the night. Heading upriver we nestled into our life jackets and left the city lights behind. The
Rio+20 must ensure a future that is both sustainable and fair
Gland, Switzerland: - On 20-22 June world leaders will gather at Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil, in what presents a unique opportunity to develop and plan a sustainable future for all. Decisions made in Rio can shape the global environment agenda for the next decade and beyond. The Earth Summit, in 1992, delivered important commitments – yet since then not enough h
NGOs call for boycott of compromise on fisheries policy reform
Brussels, Belgium: As next week’s European Union Fisheries Council is expected to agree a joint position on the Common Fisheries Policy reform, leading environment  groups warn that the proposed deal would not stop the depletion of fish stocks for another decade. By agreeing to the ‘general approach’ that will be tabled by the Danish EU presidency, Member States would settle for a European fishe


International Support for the UC Davis Dozen
International support for the students and faculty at UC Davis that shut down the US Bank branch on campus: Sometime in July, in a court in Yolo County, California, eleven students and one professor at the University of California Davis will stand trial, accused of the willful and malicious act of protesting peacefully in front of a bank branch situated on their University campus.There has been in
firedoglake on Life Support
Over the years, I have been preoccupied with how radicalized people can be effectively organized in this atomized society. Hence, my interest in the demise of labor unions and their self-absorbed leadership that considers any sincerely motivated rank and file social activism as a threat. Instead of challenging the neoliberal order, they have aligned themselves with it, policing the boundaries of


Drifting rightwards.
Call me naive, but I really don't think there's an intention to be specifically unpleasant to any particular group with the newly announced policy of disallowing those earning under £18,600 from bringing a foreign partner to live here. Rather, it's completely secondary that it's going to be the working classes and those born abroad who will have ensure that their love doesn't cross boundaries out
Syria: as much a proxy war as a civil war.
As the media as a mass come to the conclusion that Syria is descending into civil war, something that has been apparent for a couple of months now, less well reported is that it's reached this point because of the various proxies supporting the two sides. Just as Assad has been dependent on Iran for advice and training and received moral support from Russia, so has the so-called Free Syrian Army
Ah, consistency, pt 2.
Today: no Foreign Office ministers will visit Ukraine during Euro 2012 in protest at the "selective justice" meted out to former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. (Although, strangely, most accounts of her trial for abuse of office miss out the fact that her former coalition partner Viktor Yushchenko testified against her.)Yesterday: Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was welcomed into the UK

Origins of the Musudan IRBM
Over the years, I’ve been very interested in North Korea’s development of a new IRBM — called variously the SS-N-6 (US designation of a Soviet precursor system), the Musudan (US designation of the DPRK version) and the BM-25 (used in reference to kits allegedly exported from the DPRK to Iran), as well as a few other names. The new IRBM is interesting because it represents a better base technology,
Multilateral Negotiations
Even though the stock price of multilateral arms control is extremely low, there still aren’t many buyers. The heyday of the Conference on Disarmament was in the mid-1990s, when the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Comprehensive Test Ban treaties were finalized. The CD has been moribund ever since, a victim of its unwieldy size and rules of procedure, which provide outsized influence to its lea
Nuclear Weapons Budget, Revisited
Russell Rumbaugh and Nathan Cohn, at the Stimson Center, have a new report out entitled, Resolving Ambiguity: Costing Nuclear Weapons, with a nice companion piece in Arms Control Today. 1. The report is pretty straightforward — the authors use MFP-1 as the base estimate of DOD nuclear forces spending and then add the things left out.  As I noted the last time we had this discussion, MFP-1 has som
No BOG Iran Work Plan Endorsement
Iran has been making quarterly statements to the IAEA Board of Governors (BOG) for nine long years. That’s longer than most current IAEA member state permanent mission representatives in Vienna can recall because virtually none of these individuals were here in Vienna back then. But there are a few exceptions. And today one of them showed me that institutional memory matters. Agenda item 7(d) of t

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The Shabiha State Causes Horror – the Unraveling is sure to Speed Up.
The sectarian nature of the end-game is becoming ever more brutal and naked. The massacres at Houla and Mazraat al Kabir reveal the sectarian logic of the regime stripped down to its elemental barbarity. Bashar has nothing left but fear. Hafiz al-Assad build his state on traditional loyalties — family, village, tribe and sect — but he was scrupulous about building alliances to every segment of Syr
“Stay Out of Syria,” by Joshua Landis in Foreign Policy
Stay Out of Syria Foreign intervention to topple Bashar al-Assad’s bloody regime risks a fiasco on par with Iraq and Afghanistan. BY JOSHUA LANDIS | JUNE 5, 2012 | Foreign Policy Let’s be clear: Washington is pursuing regime change by civil war in Syria. The United States, Europe, and the Gulf states want regime change, so they are starving the regime in Damascus and feeding the opposition. They
Military Casualties Rise; President Spreech; Houla
Syrian military casualties rose in May while death toll overall dropped The United Nations observer team based in Hama, Syria, met with rebel leaders Thursday in Latamneh. The team’s commander, Danish Lt. Col. Peter Dahl, expressed frustration with the lack of a cease-fire. By David Enders | McClatchy Newspapers ANTAKYA, Turkey — Despite the international outcry over recent massacres allegedly co

US will Cause Indian Downfall
By Sajjad Shaukat During his recent visit to India, while pampering New Delhi, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has repeatedly pointed out that drone attacks would continue on save havens of terrorists in Pakistan. While concealing the fact that Taliban have been fighting for liberation of their country from the US-led NATO forces, reviving US old blame game, Panetta allegedly singled out the Haq
Miley Cyrus Confirms, Engaged to Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus confirmed June 6 that she is engaged to Liam Hemsworth. After the rumor that first made waves in March, after Miley Tweeted a photo of her finger with a diamond ring on it, sources, Us Weekly and People now revealed that the former Hannah Montana star and the current Hunger Games hunk have agreed to tie the knot. While we are thrilled for the couple, who have been dating for three year
Russian Hackers’ attack on Websites Passwords
A Russian hacker web forum, landing millions of accounts in danger of being cracked by a large set of linked passwords have reportedly been posted on the websites. In this regard, ¬ most passwords remain encrypted—the hackers who snatched away the data asked their colleagues to assist decipher the files. Nevertheless, the encryption is quite easy to break, so the users must prepare for the worst,
IIFA Awards 2012 will be held at Singapore
The famous 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will be held from June 7-9, 2012 in Singapore. The annual festival of this year will have events like the IIFA Awards, IIFA World Premiere, IIFA Rocks and the IIFA Film including Music Workshop. It will be managed by Wizcraft International Entertainment. Each year, the mega event is held in a different country and is one of the most awaited


Your Martian open thread
by Doctor Science liberal japonicus seems to have been eaten by a grue again, so I'll do the open thread. I can't see Ray Bradbury's death this week as a tragedy: he lived an extremely long, fruitful, and honored life, shaping the imaginations of millions of people, myself included. The fact that his death occurred during the last Transit of Venus for the next hundred years makes me think of
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