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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, August 27, 2012

27 August - Blogs I`m Following

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Tom Hayden : Paul Ryan, Dan Senor, and the Return of the Neocons

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 minutes ago
Neocon spin doctor Dan Senor. Image from Getty Images. Inset below: Dan Senor, Mitt Romney, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Image from ThinkProgress. Enter Dan Senor... Ryan a pawn in neocon return Dan Senor, who supplied Republicans with spin in furtherance of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and hawkish pro-Israeli forces, is the chief spokesman for a neocon circle advising

Bracey: "… the impending shortage of scientists and engineers is one of the longest running hoaxes in the country"

skrashen at Schools Matter - 10 minutes ago
Posted at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/no-algebra-isnt-necessary--and-yes-stem-is-overrated/2012/08/26/edc47552-ed2d-11e1-b09d-07d971dee30a_blog.html#comments Roger Schank: “ …we hear argument after argument about the need for more STEM education (pretending we don't have lots of unemployed science PhDs).” Roger Schank’s observation is supported by reports that conclude that there is a surplus of STEM-trained professionals (Teitelbaum, 2007; Toppo and Vergano, 2009; Bracey, 2009; Berliner, 2011). In fact, Gerald Bracey has stated that "… the impending shor... more »

In Vaccines We Trust? Vaccine inventor Paul Offit seeks end to religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 minutes ago
Dr. Suzanne Humphries, *Contributor* Millionaire vaccine inventor and mandatory vaccine advocate Paul Offit recently released a short VIDEO for doctors on medscape. Here is a transcript of the speech.This statement that outlines Offit’s personal belief system could be a prelude to the legal removal of all philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions in the United States of America. This is something that Offit has been working toward for years, and the likely end-purpose of his series of books. Paul Offit believes that exempting your child from vaccination is morally reprehen... more »

Graham Crawshaw, 1931-2012

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 25 minutes ago
I’ve just received the very sad news that inspirational literacy campaigner and friend Graham Crawshaw died on Sunday at his home. [image: image] Graham Crawshaw’s greatest passion was teaching young boys to read. In around two weeks on what he called his Reading Adventure Camps, he gave un-reading and troubled young boys “alternatives to angry behaviour, offering them activities involving the three key elements boys love – mud, fire and water. After awhile, they forget to be angry.” And they were taught to read. Graham’s two criteria for choosing boys for his camps were 1) the... more »

Musical Interlude: Jonathan Edwards, “Sunshine”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 30 minutes ago
Jonathan Edwards, “Sunshine” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQe8Mk19_s4

Lindo atardecer sobre el Lago del Ciprés Azul, Florida, USA.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 49 minutes ago
[image: Lindo atardecer sobre el Lago del Ciprés Azul - Blue Cypress Lake]

"My Pronounced Lack Of Need..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 55 minutes ago
"My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities." - Albert Einstein ● If you will, a variant... lol- CP "I love Mankind, it's *people* I hate." - "Charlie Brown"

France to Syrian rebels "Form a transitional government & we'll recognize it!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 hour ago
With an attack to follow? Likely and I will explain. France. France. France. Calls for a no fly zone. Aiding in destroying Syria. The new boss that’s the same as the old boss. Sarkozy./Hollande? Hollande/ Sarkozy? Can you see a difference? The name may have changed, like Square Shreddies to “Diamond Shreddies”, but the product stayed the same. (You can apparently once again purchase "original" Shreddies?) Talk about your marketing scam? Marketing reference done for now, but, keep in mind everything is about selling you *some thing* Holland “the new/old boss” of France has sugges... more »

Visitando los verdes prados muy cerca de Italia

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 1 hour ago
[image: Visitando los verdes prados muy cerca de Italia]

"The Program": The National Security Agency's Domestic Spying Program

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
It took me a few days to work up the nerve to phone William Binney. As someone already a “target” of the United States government, I found it difficult not to worry about the chain of unintended consequences I might unleash by calling Mr. Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency turned whistle-blower. He picked up. I nervously explained I was a documentary filmmaker and wanted to speak to him. To my surprise he replied: “I’m tired of my government harassing me and violating the Constitution. Yes, I’ll talk to you.” Two weeks later, driving past the headquarters of... more »

Chet Raymo, “Hatching”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Hatching”* by Chet Raymo "Yesterday, Paul gave us a link to a "Scientific American" article on the death of mathematician William Thurston. In a sidebar was a link to a video of the hatching of the Lord Howe Island stick insect. Please watch the video, as this sizable insect struggles to emerge from a tiny egg case. Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo. I can't quite tell you why, but this clip affected me deeply. It's not that I haven't watched birthings before, butterflies from chrysalises, for example, or the birth of my own son. Once I was c... more »

AZ-01-- Wenona Benally Baldenegro Vs... Garbage

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Tomorrow is primary day in Arizona. I want to spend a little time talking about the race for the district the Democrats have the clearest shot of turning blue-- AZ-01. One of the largest in America by square miles, this is basically the one district in the state that doesn't have voters from Phoenix of Tucson dominating its politics. In 2008, Republican incumbent Rick Renzi was driven out of Congress in a series of scandals and, in a year that saw the whole country revolted by Republican corruption, a middle of the road Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, beat a far right Republican, Sydney ... more »

Occupy the NRC Solidarity Action w/Coalition Against Nukes

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
for friends in the US - CALL TODAY - Urge Your Rep to Attend the NUCLEAR BRIEFING OCCUPY THE NRC SOLIDARITY ACTION - CALL DRIVE #3: TODAY MONDAY AUGUST 27- LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!! - See picture for #. Script below. Your voice + the voice of those you know = A VERY BIG IMPACT. Stand together!! CALL and SHARE TODAY! 9.20 #CANRallyDC Congressional Briefing http://coalitionagainstnukes.org/ai1ec_event/congressional-briefing/?instance_id=230 Occupy the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) SOLIDARITY ACTION CALL DRIVE #3: TODAY MONDAY AUGUST 27- LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!! - See pic... more »

cape pix post plus old pix

Gail at Wit's End - 1 hour ago
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/26/159373972/torture-lab-kills-trees-to-learn-how-to-save-them http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193410/Huge-blanket-black-smoke-settles-parts-Alaska-wildfire-grows-42-000-acres.html#ixzz24eW3WrVz http://www.npr.org/2012/08/26/159373972/torture-lab-kills-trees-to-learn-how-to-save-them http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193410/Huge-blanket-black-smoke-settles-parts-Alaska-wildfire-grows-42-000-acres.html#ixzz24eW3WrVz http://csanr.wsu.edu/publications/researchreports/CFF%20Report/CSANR2010-001.Ch15.pdf epa law http://news.yahoo.com/court-st... more »

Free Planet - Stockholm Syndrome - why you'll never be free

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 2 hours ago
You've all heard of *Stockholm Syndrome*, right, where traumatised kidnap victims start to sympathise with their captors no matter how brutal or alien? *Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other."* [source: WIKIPEDIA] That's what we all share, myself included - *strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person interm... more »

Posh Nosh - Episode 3

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
Paella "When the fishermen are still wet" "By all means buy stock cubes if you have no self-esteem"


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*Isaac update from WWL* As of 1 PM CDT today.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Hattingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Thanks for stopping by.

"Our Planet..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The Prisoner: ‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* “The Prisoner: * *‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”* By John W. Whitehead “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared we would become a captive audience. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared that we would become a captive culture. Huxley fe... more » 

Why be a taxpayer when you can be a tax spender?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Children used to dream bug dreams about their future. They aspired to greatness. Now… [Hat tip Gareth V.] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Graph of the Day: Shifting Distribution of Global Temperature Anomalies, 1981-2011

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Frequency of occurence (y-axis) of local temperature anomalies divided by local standard deviation (x-axis) obtained by binning all local results for the indicated region and 11-year period into 0.05 frequency intervals. Area under each curve is unity. Standard deviations are for the 1951-1980 period. We can state, with a high degree of confidence, that extreme anomalies such as those in Texas and Oklahoma in 2011 and Moscow in 2010 were a consequence of global warming because their likelihood in the absence of global warming was exceedingly small. Hansen, et al, 2012] Fre... more »

GOP Elite Fear 1880 Convention Redux with Ron Paul

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
*YouTube - ornpatricktimpone* President Garfield and The Fed -- Monetary History that is relevant today. Listen to this fascinating tidbit of history presented by Andrew Gause. He explains how President Garfield was elected in 1880 and he wasn't even a candidate. Could history repeat itself? http://www.oneradionetwork.com/the-real-world-of-money/the-real-world-of-mone... Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner Be the Change! Share this using the tools below. Sharing on Reddit and Newsvine will help the most.

Business Bureaucracy 5: Doing Business 2012 Report

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
The WB-IFC's "Doing Business 2012 Report was released several months ago. and the result for the Philippines was as ugly as in previous years: Long procedures to start and continue a business, lots of taxes and mandatory contributions to pay. The Country Tables are available here, http://doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/~/media/FPDKM/Doing%20Business/Documents/Annual-Reports/English/DB12-Chapters/Country-Tables.pdf Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand took the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. Then S. Korea, Australia and Thailand also got high ranks, meaning their busi... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA - 27th August 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA at a depth of 19.9 km (12.4 miles), the quake hit at 17:54:23 UTC Monday 27th August 2012 The epicenter was 314 km (195 miles) Northeast from Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Maureen Dowd completes the trick!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 3 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012* *These broken-souled losers can’t help it:* In fairness to Maureen Dowd, she really couldn’t help it. Two others had already said what follows. So she had to type it up too: DOWD (8/26/12): So now comes the Big Reveal? *Not the stripper in Tampa made up to resemble Sarah Palin,* but something far more intriguing. Will Mitt Romney use his Florida convention to finally peel away the layers of opacity and show us who he really is? Nah. People, she just couldn’t help it! First, her own New York Times featured the Palinesque stripper, at the top of a *news*... more »

Millions suffer from late monsoons in India – Crops are so dry ‘even our cattle won’t eat it’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Indian shepherds walk with their cattle in Bagodara, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of Ahmedabad, India, 23 August 2012. The showers, which normally run from June to September in large areas of what is now a drought affected Gujarat, are crucial in a country where 60 percent of the population works in agriculture and less than half the farmland is irrigated. India's Meteorological Department has said it expects the country to get at least 10 percent less rain this year than during a normal monsoon, but large parts of the country have been hit much harder. Ajit Solanki... more »

Who Really Created the Internet? These Cool Dudes

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 3 hours ago
Brace yourself. You owe it all to this dapper bunch. Nice black knee socks, eh? Or maybe you're more into the ankle socks.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Failed pumps at Corps pumping station could increase Mid-City flooding risk ~Dainiel Bell, The Lens* *Rusty pumps - the summing up ~Fix the Pumps*

US Veterans Forcibly Sequestered in Mental Hospitals is Indefinite Detention

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* After Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes sentenced former US Marine Brandon Raub to 30 days detention in the psychiatric ward of the Veterans Hospital, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case, citing that the original petition was “devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.” John Whitehead, attorney for the Rutherford Institute and Raub has stated that since the former Marine’s detention case, he has received numerous statements from other veterans who are being d... more »

Peter Schiff Confirms Jesse Benton Paul Festival Sabotage

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
12160 http://www.paulfestival.org | Peter Schiff reads a text message from Jesse Benton to Paul Festival Organizer Deborah Robinet. Help Us Transmit This Story Add to Your Blogger Account Put it On Facebook Tweet this post Print it from your printer Email and a collection of other outlets Try even more services

Kenyan cleric shot dead, sparks riots in Mombasa

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
* (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters smashed cars and torched churches in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Monday after unknown gunmen shot dead a Muslim cleric accused by the United States of helping Islamist militants in Somalia. * One protester was killed in the riots which erupted after Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot on Monday, as youths from the port city's large Muslim population took to the streets complaining he had been deliberately targeted by police. "It's an attack on Muslims, and we will not take it lightly," said Suleiman Atham, one of the protesters. Deputy police chief R... more »

Japan Envoy's Car Attacked in Beijing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
* BEIJING—The Japanese Embassy in Beijing says a car carrying the ambassador was attacked by a man who ripped off the Japanese flag from the vehicle. The attack comes amid rising diplomatic tensions and anti-Japanese sentiment over disputed islands.* The embassy said in a statement that Ambassador Uichiro Niwa was returning to the embassy on Monday when his official car was stopped by two other vehicles. It said a man jumped out of one of the vehicles and pulled the flag off the front of Mr. Niwa's car, damaging the flagpole. It said nothing else was damaged. The embassy said it is... more »

The Age Arctic ice cap shrinks to smallest area ever

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
* The ice cap covering the top of the world is smaller than it has ever been since scientists started to measure it precisely from space.* Satellite data released tonight show that the sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean has reached a record low, retreating further than it has ever done since detailed records began more than 30 years ago. The US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Boulder, Colorado said that the 2007 record was broken yesterday with two or three weeks of the melt season still remaining, suggesting that this year’s sea ice will retreat substantially further than at... more »

Russian Expert Predicts Obama Will Declare Martial Law in America by End of 2012

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* Igor Panarin, dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry School for future diplomats, believes that President Obama will announce martial law by the end of 2012. He explains: “There’s a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur.” In 2009, Panarin lectured at the Diplomatic Academy where he said that he believed that the US will begin to collapse in 2010. He compared America to Nazi Germany and blamed the US for the global financial crisis that destroyed the Russian economy. Panarin said that American society is in decline, referencing school ... more »

TRUE HEROES: The Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
TUC RADIO http://www.tucradio.org/ *Yastel Yamada: The Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima** http://www.tucradio.org/new.html * *29 second Preview/Promo Part ONE** 29 second **Preview/Promo Part TWO* * *[Excerpted from page linked above) They are willing to work on fuel removal in the most dangerous areas of Fukushima Daiichi to protect younger workers from high radiation doses. They said they are elders, were no longer having children and might die of natural causes before some of the long latency cancers would make them seriously ill. Now 700 plus members strong, they are retir... more »

Obama Administration Backs Shell in Supreme Court Case

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
CorpWatch Puck Lo The Obama administration is backing Shell Oil after abruptly changing sides in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that could make it even more difficult for survivors of human rights abuses overseas to sue multinational corporations in federal courts. The case will be heard on October 1. Lawyers at EarthRights International, a Washington-based human rights law nonprofit, say they suspect that a new legal submission - which was signed only by the U.S. Justice Department - reflects tensions inside the government on how to deal with multinational corporations do b... more »

Washington Opposes Peace

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Washington's humanitarian aid program Anthony Freda Art Stephen Lendman, *Contributor* America's history is blood-drenched. Permanent war is policy. Peace and stability are verboten. One nation after another is targeted. Aggressive wars follow. Rule of law principles and democratic values are discarded. Wealth, power and unchallengeable dominance alone matter. Scoundrel supporters glorify what they should condemn. More on them below. Syria is being ravaged and destroyed. Spurious accusations target Iran. Neither country threatens anyone. Malicious lies say otherwise. Headlines cl... more »

TSA, DHS Order 1,400 Pounds of High Powered Explosives Set to Deliver August 31

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Anthony Gucciardi Documents reveal that The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered over 1,400 pounds of super high-powered explosives through the (TSA) Transportation Safety Administration set to be delivered on August 31st. The news comes just after it was reported that the DHS had purchased over 1.2 billion rounds of hollow point bullets and a wide assortment of riot gear. The new explosives purchase, as highlighted by mainstream news service Government Security News, consists of 1,400 pounds worth of high density ammonium nitrate and A-5 Flake RDX explosives. Acco... more »

Before we had Rush and the Internet!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 4 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012* *We already had Ayn Rand:* We never went through an Ayn Rand phase. We’ve never read her novels. We probably saw her on Carson once or twice. That was likely enough. Last night, TCM aired the 1949 version of The Fountainhead. We watched about half an hour, having watched a similar chunk a few months ago. Last night, it struck us that this may be the oddest film we’ve ever watched. Offhand, we can think of no other film where all the characters seem insane, and all the events seem impossible. Lake Wobegon this is not! (Did New York ever have a daily new... more » 

Vic Toews Can Either Stand With Us, or Stand With the Torturers

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 4 hours ago
Right. So, besides the "Toronto 18 (12? 9?)" who would have done exactly NOTHING had a coke-addicted RCMP informant gotten them all fired up, Canadian security forces have produced nothing in the way of threats thwarted by our draconian "anti-terror" legislation. Nothing, nothing, NOTHING. More Canadians have been killed as a result of terrorist acts committed by Sikhs than by Muslims. We didn't need rights-shredding abominations like the Anti-Terrorism Act then and we don't need it now. We most certainly do not then need the latest excuse given by Vic Toews to let him masturbate... more »

Monday Cranky Blogging 2

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 4 hours ago
Oh, I assume everyone found something to be annoyed by in the Sunday Times Style profile of Al Gore and his family, written by Patrick Healy. Or maybe not; maybe part of it is that I find all things Gore pretty annoying. But here goes: First, I find it either baffling or very annoying that we're repeatedly told that Al Gore is done with politics...except that he's obviously very active in politics. I mean, "No family member has moved on from the political world more than Al Gore"??? That's what we're told, when we aren't being told about how politically active he is. Or this: As fo... more »

Fight over NDAA’s police-state provisions continues in court

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
Waging NonViolence Jake Olzon The Obama administration continues to defend its right to violate the rights of the people it is supposed to govern. On August 6, Department of Justice lawyers filed an appeal in federal court against a recent ruling that temporarily enjoined section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which gives powers to the military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens — on U.S. soil — without charge or trial. The case, and the organizing that surrounds it, will have profound implications for basic constitutional rights, though it has been large... more »

Five Children Killed Playing With Explosive in Somalia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
* At least five Somali children have been killed playing with an explosive in their school playground.* Around a dozen other youngsters were wounded in the large blast in the town of Balad, which is situated around 20 miles north of the capital Mogadishu. It is thought the deadly device discovered by the children was left over from fighting in the area. The explosion happened shortly after the school day started on Monday. "There was a heavy explosion, we believe caused by an explosive device that they had been playing with," said Abdi Jinow Alasow, governor for the Middle Shabelle... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION - 27th August 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck the KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION at a depth of 39.7 km (24.7 miles), the quake hit at 16:00:49 UTC Monday 27th August 2012 The epicenter was 261 km (162 miles) NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Iran opens nonaligned summit with calls for nuclear arms ban

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
Washington Post Iran opened a world gathering of self-described nonaligned nations Sunday with a slap at the U.N. Security Council and an appeal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, even as Tehran faces Western suspicions that it is seeking its own atomic bombs. Iran seeks to use the weeklong gathering — capped by a two-day summit of Non-Aligned Movement leaders — as a showcase of its global ties and efforts to challenge the influence of the West and its allies. Among those expected to attend include U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the prime minister of India, Manmohan Sing... more »

Columnists say the darnedest things!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 4 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012* *Petri grows up fast:* In Saturday’s Washington Post, Alexandra Petri scolded Mitt Romney for the previous day’s birther-tinged remark. To her credit, Petri scolded Romney for what he said. But somehow, she knew the remark was a joke—even though the audience seemed to applaud the remark more than it seemed to laugh. Somehow, she also knew this, expressed as she ended her column: PETRI (8/25/12): *This was off the cuff. The crowd liked it. Birther jokes are not new on the campaign trail. So it is easy to see how it slipped out.*“Ha,” you can picture Mitt th... more »

Important Health News: Video - The Truth About Sunlight, Cancer, And Vitamin D!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
One of the major subjects that I cover in this blog is of course important health issues. I have long been showing strong evidence of the association between Vitamin D deficiency and the increasing amounts of diseases that we see in our societies today, especially when it comes to Cancer! I was not even aware of the following video, that comes from Mike Adams the "Health Ranger", who is chief editor at the site: Natural News, at www.naturalnews.com, until today, thanks to a fellow truth seeker, "Digger", who writes the very important blog: Digger For Truth, at www.diggerfortruth.wo... more »

Confronting Delusion

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 4 hours ago
There's a brilliant opinion piece in Psychology Today that exposes and guts every single odious anti-Choice, so-called pro-life right-wing rhetoric and sexism perpetrated upon women. Utilizing a philosophy, or rather a ruse, grounded in a fundamental religiosity and self-declared moral high ground, pro-lifers claim abortion is an affront to the sanctity of life. If one truly asserts for the sanctity of life, though, it needs to be without glaring exceptions, otherwise it smacks of hypocrisy. Congressman Akin is hardly alone among rank-and-file Republicans. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s... more »

Typhoon Tembin seen looping back to Taiwan

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 4 hours ago
[image: High waves crash on the eastern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea, as Typhoon Bolaven approaches the Korean Peninsula approaches the Korean Peninsula Monday, 27 August 2012. Kim Ho-cheon / AP Photo / Yonhap] By Peter Enav in Taipei, Taiwan, and Jim Gomez in Manila, Philippines, Associated Press writers 27 August 2012 TOKYO – Typhoon Tembin, which drenched southern Taiwan last week before going out to sea, appeared to be looping back Monday for another run at the island and the nearby Philippines, forecasters said. The revisit comes after another storm about 1,200 miles (7... more »

Interview with Ali from "THE NAKED FACTS"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*Just wanted to bring this to your attention* *Ali over at the naked facts* was interviewed by an individual from Shoah - The Palestinian Holocaust. *The topic is Syria and Ali discusses the behind the scenes players including Israel.* *Prepare to unravel the spider web. Or realize just how inbred these psychopaths are?* *However you want to look at it? * *You can listen to the interview** here. And, you should.* *So. I hope you do.* This was my comment for NYS. "I listened intensely, sat right in front of my computer and OMG I think you did excellent, I mean really excellent" A... more »

Six More Companies #DumpALEC

2old2care at Because I Can - 5 hours ago
Monday - August 27 Six more companies have indicated that they are cutting, or have cut, ties to ALEC: General Electric (GE), Western Union, Sprint Nextel, Symantec (maker of Norton antivirus software), Reckitt Benckiser Group (a British consumer goods company that makes such brands as French's mustard, Woolite, Lysol, Clearasil, Durex, and D-Con), and Entergy (a power plant company headquartered in New Orleans). Read more >>>>HERE<<<< They supposedly kicked the American Legislative Exchange Council to the curb - and sooner than later hopefully ALEC will end up in the gutte... more »


Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 5 hours ago
Well, who didn't see this coming? Florida's former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist will be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention. GOPers get Artur Davis. Dems get Crist. About a fair trade I guess. They're both politically motivated opportunists with an axe to grind. [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Negative Home Equity: More Foreclosures on the Way

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
Market Pulse The Arizona Republic p. D2 8/25/2012 "Approximately 52% of metro Phoenix homeowners have negative equity in their homes or are upside down... 55% of the region's homeowners owed more than their home was worth at the end of the first quarter" Majia here: Foreclosures slowed down at the end of 2011 as an outcome of the robo-signing scandal. They are now expected to pick up. I expect so, considering this high level of upside down homeowners. Fasten your seat belts.

Laid Off Workers Still Unemployed and Underemployed

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
"Laid off workers find work at less pay" Christopher S. Rugabeer The Arizona Republic (8/25/2012), D1. [Excerpt] "Only 56% of Americans laid off from January 2009 through December 2011 had found jobs by the start of this year, the Labor Department said Friday. More than half of them took jobs with lower pay. One-third took pay cuts of 20% or more. Dean Baker, an economist and co-director of the Center for Economic Policy research "noted that of the 6.1 million people who lost jobs from 2009 through 2011, only 15% of them have found new ones with equal or higher pay. " [end excerpt... more »

$3.5 Billion in Federal Stimulus Funds Used for Installing "Smart Meters"

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
Seattle Times Sarah Kuta *Smart meter movement stirs rowdy debate in Texas* Thelma Taormina keeps a pistol at her Houston-area home to protect against intruders. But one of the last times she used it, she said, was to run off a persistent utility company worker who was trying to replace her old electricity meter with a new digital unit. Thelma Taormina keeps a pistol at her Houston-area home to protect against intruders. But one of the last times she used it, she said, was to run off a persistent utility company worker who was trying to replace her old electricity meter with a new ... more »

Can Prosperity Economics Save Us From The Devastation Of The Austerity Agenda?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Progressives are in an awkward position right now. It's pretty essential the our most important task is to help as many progressives as possible win seats in Congress. And we have to do what we can-- those of us in swing states-- to prevent Wall Street from imposing their anti-democracy ticket, Romney/Ryan, on the country. But after that we're still going to have to contend with a Barack Obama who doesn't quite live up to the progressive approach we need to move the country forward. In fact, many people are already looking forward to a post-election "bipartisan" lame-duck session ... more »

Can You See Where This is Headed?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 5 hours ago
Apparently the world is on the cusp of the "Consumption Revolution." The developing economies are surging, opening up what could be a $30-trillion a year demand for, well, stuff - stuff that affluent consumers sometimes buy. *A report by McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, McKinsey Global Institute, calls it “the biggest growth opportunity in the history of capitalism.” * ** *“We think it’s bigger than when the plow was introduced,” report co-author and MGI director Richard Dobbs said. “And this is a thousand times the size of what happened with the British Industrial Re... more »

Arctic sea ice extent breaks all-time record low

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 5 hours ago
[image: This graph shows Arctic sea ice extent as of 26 August 2012, along with daily ice extent data for 2007, the previous record low year, and 1980, the record high year. 2012 is shown in blue, 2007 in green, and 1980 in orange. The 1979 to 2000 average is in dark gray. The gray area around this average line shows the two standard deviation range of the data. The 1981 to 2010 average is in sky blue. National Snow and Ice Data Center] By Neven 25 August 2012 The daily sea ice extent graph of the National Snow & Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, one of the foremost and best... more »

Colorado Public Television: 9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
Watch 9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out on PBS. See more from KBDI. 

Why is Paul Ryan Still on the GOP Ticket?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 hours ago
(A Brilliant @ Breakfast exclusive.) *Cotton Marcus: Do you believe that if you go ahead and allow the Holy Ghost into your heart, you can be cleansed of all your sins and sit in the Kingdom of God? Congregation: Amen. Cotton Marcus: That is what I'm talking about. Can I get an amen? Congregation: Amen. Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah? Congregation: Hallelujah! Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah and an amen? Congregation: Hallelujah, amen! Cotton Marcus: Do you know if you take two ripe bananas, you put them in a bowl, and you put some sugar and you go ahead then bake it for 4... more »

No Way to Avoid Global Financial Collapse, Says Predictive Software

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* Congressman Paul Ryan, appearing to want to facilitate a national discussion about the too-big-to-fail banks, is really just focusing the social attention toward the concept that these banks are “systemically important.” As the mega-banks face the controlled demolition of the US dollar, they have taken the stance of victim to the implosion; and along with insurance companies, finance corporations, hedge and money-market funds are being touted according to the Financial Stability Oversight Council as being important institutions. In America, the meg... more »

"Arrow" extended preview sets the tone for Smallville replacement

Lilith eZine at LILITH NEWS - 5 hours ago
For 10 seasons the TV show "Smallville" graced screens the globe and showed Clark Kent's rise from a lowly farm boy with only a handful of superpowers to the juggernaught that is *Superman*. The show aired from 2001 to 2011 and even before its finale the producers were planning their next big thing. One of the most popular characters in Smallville was Oliver Queen (*Green Arrow*) who appeared in 7 episodes of the 2007 season and later became a recurring character in the 2008 to 2011 seasons. Played by Justin Hartley, the character's skill with the bow and martial arts made him (and ... more »

Former Florida GOP Governor Endorses Obama And SLAMS Republican Party For Extreme Right Wing Direction

leftdog at Buckdog - 5 hours ago
*"An element of their party has pitched so far to the extreme right on issues important to women, immigrants, seniors and students that they’ve proven incapable of governing for the people." * *Charles Crist * *Former Republican Gov of Florida* *Globe & Mail* *"People who depend upon the aid of the government via food stamps, unemployment checks and mortgage relief are typically written off as parasites and losers. Meanwhile, corporations that depend upon government largess for bailouts and subsidies are celebrated as paragons of free enterprise"* *"But the Republican gimmick of ... more »

The Toronto Public Archery Range overflowing with New Archers

Lilith eZine at LILITH NEWS - 6 hours ago
The *Toronto Public Archery Range* is overflowing with new archers in the wake of all the archery films that came out in 2011 and 2012. A year ago you could go the archery range, also known as the Seton Park Archery Range, and on a busy day you might see 4 to 6 people there. But in the Summer of 2012 the numbers on a busy day range from 20 to even as high as 30 people there. The range is so busy that on weekday mornings (eg. 9 AM Tuesday morning) there will be 4 to 6 archers there. What that tells you is that the sport has basically quintupled in popularity compared to a year ago. ... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 6 hours ago
AUG 27, 2012 Syria: Civilians Massacred in Daraya The NATO run mainstream media claims the Syrian military was responsible for a massacre in the town of Daraya, however the residents of Daraya have a different story. The civilians of the Daraya massacre were Pro-Assad. They were ordered by the rebels to support them or die. They refused to support the rebels. Annotated video: *Syria: Civilians Massacred in Daraya* Libya S.O.S. at Libya S.O.S.

Crunch Time For Tesla

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
It is now quite easy to design and roll out a new car. Certainly as compared to what was possible two decades ago. Yet folks have gone out and tried over and over again. The bad news is that they are all dead. I also learned years ago that investors are all car experts and must be shown an incredibly sexy car. The real problem is volume manufacturing and distribution. The one company today that could pull it off is Magna. The rest out there I simply do not see. The only way to break into the global market is to produce a super cheap car in huge volumes and buy mar... more »

Why your weathercaster doesn’t mention climate change

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
[image: imageScreenshot of the Cliff Mass Weather Blog, 26 August 2012. Cliff Mass is known for being a weatherman and vocal denier of climate science. He touts a 'middle road' between 'deniers' and 'alarmists' but employs long-debunked arguments such as urban heat island effect to explain global warming.] Bu Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit 27 August 2012 Call him one of the bravest weathercasters in the country. Broadcasting in South Carolina, a red state for sure, Jim Gandy is not afraid to link extreme weather events and patterns with climate change. Gandy does a segment c... more »

Kokesh Banned from Ron Paul Festival

Intercept at The Intercept - 6 hours ago
Editor's Note: The following exchange between Adam Kokesh and Webster Tarpley seems to mark the beginning of Kokesh's reassessment of the Paul Campaign. Whether co-opted or initially conceived as a honeypot to draw and weaken opposition to the Romney machine, the Paul campaign has succeeded in leaving millions disenfranchised by this political process. iroots The following instructions regarding Adam Kokesh are contained in the packet of information for volunteers being trained to help at Ron Paul’s Sun Dome Rally–expected to draw over 10,000. The event will be broadcasted live ... more »

Revenge of the Son of the Return of Cranky Blogging

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 6 hours ago
Now extra-cranky since my youngest started school today, thus switching my sleep schedule. That is, less. So: I have two complaints about Robert Frank's pitch for a carbon tax in the Sunday NYT Business section. The first complaint is a false-equivalency complaint. Well, actually, begin before that: I was highly annoyed from the beginning. He starts by saying "Don't expect to hear much about climate change at the Republican and Democratic conventions." Will that be true? Maybe, maybe not. It's just as likely that we'll hear plenty of climate denialism at the GOP gathering, perhaps ... more »

What A Difference A Day Makes...

Southern Man at Southern Man - 6 hours ago
Regular readers know that Southern Man is vacating the apartment in town to live out at The Land for a while. Most of the big stuff is moved but there remains a few items plus a lot (and Southern Man means *a lot*) of cleaning, which has to be done by the end of the month. Well, that's what weekends are for, right? For whatever reason Southern Man had figured on using most of Saturday to accomplish the remaining tasks. But a glance at the calendar this morning reveals that the last day of the month is not Saturday. It is Friday. * Friday*. What a difference a day makes! So this ... more »

Lighting the Way

Sophia at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
Hello! We arrive today at our beginning, the place where love was planted. It rests within you. It’s always been there. We just had to turn the light on so we could find it. Our light is on now. We may need to install fresh batteries now and again to keep it going. That’s okay; we know where to get them and which ones work the best. They are found in the places that feed our soul. We are components of the One – each an integral part, necessary and unique. In 1898, Konstantin Stanislavsky said “There are no small parts, just small actors”. Sometimes we imagine our lig... more »

Labour's two Eds 'are like Blair and Brown'... and it could get worse

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
* Relations between Labour leader Ed Miliband and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls have deteriorated, according to senior Labour sources.* Shadow Cabinet ministers are now concerned the relationship is so dysfunctional it has the potential to be worse than that of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Allies of Mr Miliband say they are exasperated at Mr Balls’ ‘ridiculous displays of alpha male posturing’. The Shadow Chancellor has infuriated colleagues with his demands to have first sight of any policy announcements and vetoes those which he disagrees with. Sources complain Mr Balls appears open... more »

French police armed with truncheons and shields clear out gypsy camp in Paris

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
* French Interior Minister Manuel Valls today ordered police to destroy a Roma camp in his political powerbase and to deport illegal immigrants living there.* Officers armed with truncheons and shields moved in to the settlement in the Paris suburb of Evry, where he was mayor for 11 years from 2001. By late morning more than 70 people including women and children had been evicted from caravans and makeshift huts, with most expected to be returned to Romania. The raid is particularly significant because it shows the Socialist firebrand is determined to ‘clean up illegal immigrants i... more »

MEDICARE MUDDLE: We, the Walpiri!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 6 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012* *Conclusion: The world’s most primitive journalists:* Everyone has heard about the less-than-modern people who never developed full number systems. According to these stories, such people have words for “one” and “two,” but then go straight to “many.” That’s as far as their number words, or their counting systems, extend. In our world, such people would be poorly equipped to discuss a great many real-life situations—although some of these situations may not present in their daily lives. Are these stories true? The Number Warrior says they are. He cites Bl... more »

Be Prepared: 4 Foods for Your Survival Food Storage

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
Lisa Garber In both the ‘30s and recent history, economic collapses and food shortages troubled average people across the nation and globe. While a global food and energy crisis may seem outlandish to some, there’s no harm in being prepared by knowing what foods to store in the event of such a blowback. In an ideal world, we would all have access to locally raised, organic, fresh foods, but this isn’t the reality in which we currently live. In the event of such a crisis, it is important to makeup your survival food storage with food that will last for several years or even deca... more »

Warning to Activists: Agent Provocateurs Want to Make You a Terrorist

Intercept at The Intercept - 6 hours ago
Intelhub J.G. Vibes For hundreds of years the establishment has used agent provocateurs as a means of discrediting protest movements that spoke out against the injustice that was being perpetrated by the ruling class. Provocateurs are basically undercover agents, who infiltrate activist groups and try to provoke or push various members of these groups into doing something illegal that they can then immediately be arrested for. Even if the activists aren’t arrested, the incident can then be used as a propaganda piece against dissenters everywhere. This is how things have played out... more »

Japan releases video of sea chase with Chinese activists

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Aug. 27 - Japan's coast guard releases video of a sea chase with Chinese activists who sailed from Hong Kong and landed on the disputed islands.

An arrest made in the Toronto body parts case

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
I did not think this would happen. Well good for the various Police Services. It seems like a lot of hard work paid off.   
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