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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.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

20 September - Blogs I'm Following

Português do Brasil: O presidente Lula recebe ...
Português do Brasil: O presidente Lula recebe o presidente da República Árabe Síria, Bashar al-Assad, no Itamaraty. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: photo of someone wearing a Google NOO...
English: photo of someone wearing a Google NOOGLER hat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Citizen journalism / blogger card by Pinseri-blog
Citizen journalism / blogger card by Pinseri-blog (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Brain Blogger logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 06: Peter Birch, Goog...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 06: Peter Birch, Google Product Manager for Google Earth, shows an image of new 3D map rendering during a news conference about Google Maps on June 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Google announced new upgrades to Google maps including a feature to download maps and view offline, better 3D mapping and a backpack camera backpack camera device called Trekker that will allow Street View to go offroad on hiking trails and places only accessible by foot. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 06: Brian McClendon, ...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 06: Brian McClendon, Google VP of Engineering for Google Maps, speaks during a news conference about Google Maps on June 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Google announced new upgrades to Google maps including a feature to download maps and view offline, better 3D mapping and a backpack camera backpack camera device called Trekker that will allow Street View to go offroad on hiking trails and places only accessible by foot. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Did I mention the new Blogger layout is a pain ? There is no appreciation that a person might not have used the 'new improved' Dashboard setup because the bugs aren't out of it : especially in comparison to a finished product which has served well for years. And that layout scramble on the last post ? Who knows. I have a hard enough time using Link embedding along with Zemanta, which tends to cover up the buttons for approving or cancelling a link with In-text links suggestions.

IRAN: Hundreds chant 'Death to France,' 'Down with the U.S.'...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 minutes ago
*IRAN* Hundreds of students and clerics gathered outside the French embassy in Tehran to protest the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a French satirical weekly. Protesters chanted "Death to France" and "Down with the U.S." and burned the flags of the United States and Israel. The demonstration ended after two hours. --- *IRAQ* Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned the U.S.-produced film and the French weekly's cartoons as offensive to Muslims and called on Shiites and Sunnis to unite in defense of Islamic values. Speaking in the Shiite holy city of Najaf ... more »

Tax cuts don’t cause economic growth: new study spanning 65 years

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 minutes ago
[image: U.,S. tax policy and the shrinking pie, 1986-2006: each point on this graph represents average U.S. economic growth over a five-year period starting at that point. The peak growth period was 1995-2000, following the 1993 Clinton tax increase. The lowest growth period has been the 2001 Bush tax cuts. The New York Times / Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, via Haver Analytics] By Derek Thompson 16 September 2012 Here's a brief economic history of the last quarter-century in taxes and growth. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush raised taxes, and GDP growth increased ove... more »

James Holmes to appear in court as new charges sought

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 minutes ago
*(CNN) -- The man accused of spraying bullets in a crowded Colorado movie theater, leaving 12 dead and 58 wounded, is scheduled to attend a court hearing Thursday as prosecutors seek additional charges. * Authorities charged James Holmes with murder and attempted murder. He also faces weapons charges in the July 20 shooting during the midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," in Aurora. At Thursday's hearing, lawyers are expected to discuss a new prosecution request to add 10 charges to the more than 140 he already faces, according to a state court offic... more »

Dozens killed as Syrian warplanes hit gas station

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 minutes ago
*Damascus, Syria (CNN) -- Syrian government warplanes targeted a northern town Thursday, hitting a gas station and triggering an explosion that killed at least 55 people, opposition forces said.* It's the latest salvo in Syria's bloody 18-month-old civil war that shows no sign of letting up. Dozens were wounded in the airstrike in Raqqa province that two opposition groups said were carried out by Syrian government aircraft. The strike comes a day after rebels seized a border crossing in Raqqa near Syria's border with Turkey. The number of people killed Thursday in Syria was 173, a... more »

Assad plans to transfer chemical weapons to Hezbollah: Syrian defected general

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 22 minutes ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would transfer the chemical weapons to the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, a Syrian defected general told the Times of London. Former Syrian general turned defector, Major-General Adnan Sillu, said that aside from plans to transfer weapons to Hezbollah, Syria had planned to use chemical weapons on the Syrian people, “as a last resort,” a report on the Israeli online edition of Haaretz said, quoting the Times. “We were in a serious discussion about the use of chemical weapons, including how we would use them and in what areas,” Sillu said. “We disc... more »

GM NOT Safe: More Evidence

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 23 minutes ago
Study on Monsanto GM corn concerns draws skepticism By Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland, Reuters 20 September 12 Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/20/us-gmcrops-safety-idUSBRE88J0MS20120920 (Excerpted from Reuters) - In a study that prompted sharp criticism from other experts, French scientists said on Wednesday that rats fed on Monsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller suffered tumors and multiple organ damage. The French government asked the country's health watchdog to investigate the findings further, although a number of scientist... more »

Thousands of boys 'at least four years behind in reading'

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 27 minutes ago
More than 20,000 boys left primary school this summer with the reading skills of a seven-year-old or worse, according to official figures. Seven per cent of 11-year-old boys will be starting secondary education with ability levels no better than those expected of the average infant, it was revealed. Despite a record rise in results this year, figures showed that boys were almost twice as likely as girls to fail basic reading tests. In all, some 20,300 boys were at Level 2 or below in reading – the standard normally expected after just two years of compulsory schooling – compared ... more »

Police And Protesters Clash In Pakistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 27 minutes ago
*At least 50 people were injured as some 5,000 Pakistanis - some carrying the flags of Islamist groups - protested over a US film.* Officers fired tear gas and live rounds as the demonstrators, many armed with wooden clubs, tried to reach Islamabad's heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave. It is home to most Western embassies, including the US, British and French missions. The government called in the army to protect the enclave after protesters broke through a barrier of shipping containers set up by police to block a road leading to the area. An initial demonstration of around 1,000... more »

Kim Rivera

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 28 minutes ago
So, the harpercon cartel has decided to deport US war resister Kim Rivera. The harpercon government (and their brain-dead fans) believe that because you voluntarily join the US military you are bound, legally and morally, to participate in illegal wars and all the other war crimes that follow from that illegal act. The harpercons believe that Canada should not harbour people of conscience who want no part in the mass slaughter of innocent people (well over 1 million by this point) and the pain and trauma of millions more who are either maimed, wounded, turned into homeless refugees,... more »

The Time has Come to Indict and Try George W. Bush/U.S War Criminals

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 30 minutes ago
*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* It has been said that George W. Bush is immune from prosecution for war crimes. I do not believe that that is the case. Treaties to which the U.S. is signatory and obliged say otherwise. I know of no act of Congress rescinding U.S. obligations to the *Principles of Nuremberg*. Congressional Repeal of Treaties.—It is in respect to his contention that, when it is asked to carry a treaty into effect, Congress has the constitutional right, and indeed the duty, to determine the matter according to its own ideas of what is expedient, that Madison... more »

The power of oil . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 30 minutes ago
IRANIAN OIL has all sorts of political complexities, a lot of which are not immediately apparent to those of us who rely on orthodox news sources and commentary. Indeed, as we see, the Iranian nuke project and the posturing over Hormuz is rather a side-show, a distraction for American conservatives to dick-thump over. ALJAZEERA has a report by Pepe Escobar, who is the roving correspondent for

Photo United Native Americans helps shut down Monsanto

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 41 minutes ago
United Native Americans was among those who shut down Monsanto in Davis, Calif. for the day on Monday, Sept. 20, 2012.

the unknown comic

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 41 minutes ago
the gong show murray langston the unknown comic confessions of a dangerous mind

Record-high Antarctic sea ice extent is consistent with global warming

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 48 minutes ago
[image: Minimum and maximum sea ice cover for the Arctic and Antarctic. Winter in the Southern Hemisphere is opposite that of the Northern Hemisphere, which explains why Antarctica has less sea ice during February. The black circles in the center of the Northern Hemisphere images are areas lacking data due to limitations in satellite coverage at the North Pole. National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado] By Natalie Wolchover 19 September 2012 Distracting from the news that Arctic sea-ice extent reached a record lowon 16 September 2012 is a widely... more »

Monument Valley Film and Blues Festival Sept 21-23 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Film schedule for Saturday and Sunday http://www.monumentvalleyfilmfest.com/

(Insert Your Name Here)

Sophia at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
We are swimming in a sea of shoulds. The list of what we must do in order to ascend is almost as long as our 3D list. These 3D lists were created by those who would keep you so busy being you, *that you’d lose the very essence of your being. *It would appear that we’ve traded one list for another. While it is true that there are things that inhibit spiritual growth and others that propel it; none of them exist outside of you. What this means is that any activity can become a sacred activity. It is the state and intent of our heart that determines our experience. In much t... more »

Russia accuses US development agency of election meddling

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
The Independent The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the United States of interfering in its elections. On Monday, the US administration revealed that Russia had asked it to close down the office of its development arm USAID in Moscow, which employs 13 US diplomats and gives out $50m (£30m) of funding a year. In an official Foreign Ministry statement released yesterday, the Russian government accused USAID of "attempts to influence political processes through the distribution of grants". The agency funded a number of NGOs in areas such as election monitoring, anti-corruption ... more »

Hypocrisy and Sequestration

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 hour ago
The Hotline's Reid Wilson says: Every member of Congress who complains about sequestration should be required to admit whether voted for it in the same breath. I strongly disagree with the implication here, which is that it's hypocritical to have voted "for" sequestration but then be against it. Remember how we got here. House Republicans (and, I suppose, Senate Republicans too, although they as a group weren't really driving the process) demanded huge spending cuts as a condition for raising the debt limit. Democrats refused. The result was a stalemate, which threatened to produce... more »

A sighting and notice of another to come...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
UK Gold (Sky Channel 110) at 16:07, that part of that episode of The Good Life.Which means at 17:07 Gold +1 (Sky Channel 133) might be of interest. What am I talking about? take a look here for details. Oh OK it's Feleicity Kendal in all her glory, well one part anyway... The video, 2:57 is where it gets interesting...

Kristof nails it at Club 47!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 hour ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012* *In the process, he offers false balance:* For our money, Nicholas Kristof does a very good job today explaining the 47 percent. That doesn’t mean there are no errors, or perhaps apparent errors, in his well rendered column. One example: Would that kindergarten teacher really be part of Club 47? KRISTOF (9/20/12): As I watched a video of Mitt Romney scolding moochers suffering from a culture of dependency, I thought of American soldiers I’ve met in Afghanistan and Iraq. They don’t pay federal income tax while they’re in combat zones, and they rely on ... more »

We Got Rallies, Mini-Rallies, MASSIVE Rallies, All Kindsa Ralllies

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 hour ago
Fall is a busy time for fetus fetishists and this year even more so. First up, the second hour of debate and vote on Woody's Wank tomorrow (Sept. 21) and Wednesday (Sept. 26) respectively. (Note Kady O'Malley will be live blogging/tweeting the debate starting at 1:30.) Also on September 26, the annual 40 Days of Harassment begins. And in Ontario there will be a repeat of last year's Defund Abortion Rallythat was sadly marred by the absence of Premier Tim ('I Will Defund Abortion') Hudak. This year's Defund Rally, sponsored again by Campaign Lie, will be bigger and better. Of cours... more »

Please Help Today

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
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Iran pours more troops into Syria, ready to target Israel from Syria and Lebanon

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Iran continues to fly military personnel and quantities of weapons into Syria by civilian aircraft which cut through Iraqi airspace, American intelligence sources disclosed early Thursday, Sept. 20. UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon also said that, "Unfortunately, both [Syrian] sides, government and opposition forces, seem to be determined to see the end by military means." Clearly, Iran is augmenting its military involvement in the constantly escalating Syrian civil war, broadening it into a multinational conflict which threatens to drag Lebanon in, by means of the Iranian-Syrian a... more »

31% of Canadian kids are overweight or obese

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Almost a third of Canadians aged five to 17 are overweight or obese, Statistics Canada finds. The prevalence of overweight and obese Canadian children hasn't increased over the past decade, but the agency said Thursday that it remains a public health concern. Using World Health Organization standards of measurement, 31.5 per cent of five- to 17-year-olds — an estimated 1.6 million Canadians — were classified as overweight (19.8 per cent) or obese (11.7 per cent) in 2009 to 2011. Among children aged five to 11, the percentage of obese boys (19.5 per cent) was more than three times... more »

Syria Crisis: West staked on Extremists

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 2 hours ago
A bit short on time today. Interesting interview. Including commentary on the Ambassador's death in Libya- *Gennady Yevstafyev, retired Lieutenant General of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, believes there is no blanket support for the Western cries about democracy and modernization in the broader Middle East. One can't ignore the fact that people who killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens are active in Syrian affairs *a*nd this is the kind of people which America and the West support. *I*n Syria, they are the driving force for the opposition to the secular regime..* W... more »

Abby Martin: "They Hate Us Because We Bomb Them..."

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
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U.S. 'officially denies' plans to invade Canada (Because they're likely already doing so economically)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Canada, you can rest easy. Or can you? The U.S. State Department denies secret meetings with Mexico to plan an invasion of Canada. How did it come to this? It started as a joke between a journalist and a spokeswoman for the State Department. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland fielded questions Tuesday about a closed-door "signing ceremony" between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa. Nuland said she thought it was an update on the the Merida Initiative to fight organized crime. "This isn't some secret thing … to invade Canada or something lik... more »

Still guilty: Italy upholds verdict against 23 CIA agents in rendition trial

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Russia Today Italy’s highest criminal court upheld the guilty verdict of 23 Americans in connection with the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. The CIA agents that abducted an Egyptian terror suspect from a Milan street may now face extradition. Twenty-two CIA officers and one US Air Force officers were ordered to serve jail time in Italy for the illegal kidnapping of Egyptian terror suspect cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr from a Milan street in 2003. Nasr was transported to Egypt by the CIA as part of their extraordinary rendition program, where he was allegedly tortured fo... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 2 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012* *Part 3—Gail Collins types what she's told:* All through her work on the Texas schools, Gail Collins displays a tremendous tolerance for not knowing what she is talking about. The breezy style stays firmly in place. The facts and the logic are fuzzy: COLLINS (*page 75*): *When the Reagan White House started ringing the warning bell about international competition in the 1980s, Texas was still close to the bottom of the barrel when it came to the quality of education.*Beginning public school teachers were paid $4,100 per year. Administrative costs were ... more »

Drug giants fined $11bn for criminal wrongdoing

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
The Independent Jeremy Laurance *Fines are not enough to reform drug industry, warn lawyers* * * The global pharmaceutical industry has racked up fines of more than $11bn in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing, including withholding safety data and promoting drugs for use beyond their licensed conditions. In all, 26 companies, including eight of the 10 top players in the global industry, have been found to be acting dishonestly. The scale of the wrongdoing, revealed for the first time, has undermined public and professional trust in the industry and is holding back clin... more »

EU-Iran nuclear talks ‘useful and constructive,’ Iranian envoy reports

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
*Times of Israel Saeed Jalili hopes his meeting with Catherine Ashton will ‘bring the common points closer together’ * * * EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, speaks with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili during May talks in Baghdad Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator on Wednesday reported progress in talks aimed at restarting negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program, calling a meeting with European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton a day earlier “positive and fruitful.” Saeed Jalili offered few concrete details about Tuesday’s meeting with Ashton in Istanb... more »

Strip Searches

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
R. v. A.(Z.), 2012 ONCJ 541 is a useful case outlining the law regarding routine strip searches of prisoners: [66] Before setting out the law and pertinent factors relating to a strip search, it is important that certain of my factual findings be placed before the reader of this judgment: I have found in this case there were no reasonably based concerns that A.Z., a young person, was in possession of weapons, contraband or hidden evidence. Although he was rude, there is no evidence he was predisposed to or had a history of violence. The youth had already been subject to two searche... more »

Oshawa Courthouse

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago

Insane reaction to the PBS interview with Anthony Watts

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 3 hours ago
Three days ago, PBS did a piece on the climate change debate and featured Richard Muller as an alarmist (self-described converted ex-skeptic) and Anthony Watts as a skeptic (and later others such as Judith Curry): Climate Change Skeptic Says Global Warming Crowd Oversells Its Message If you listen to those 9.5 minutes, you may agree with me that Anthony Watts was speaking as a lukewarmer. It doesn't mean that I sharply disagreed with something; I didn't. (Well, I found Anthony's focus on the urban heat islands excessive and at one point, he almost denied that there exist any natur... more » 
( Without even opening up Lubos' article - I will after I finish updating the feed - I will note that a basic problem is that land data is both sketchy and does not correlate well with satellite data. So nailing down actual global mean temperature on a water world subject to weather front variations...is no mean feat. In fact....I'm unsure it has been accomplished properly, or can be. Not using land based measurements, at least.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*AARP Expo starts today bringing millions of dollars and celebrities ~WWL* *Press-ing On ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Orleans Parish residents could pay more on water bills ~WVUE* *Flood barriers pass test ~Amy Wold, Advocate* *BP's deep cleaning proposal draws debate ~Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet*


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
*Police are deeply concerned that racial violence like that of the 2005 Cronulla riots could erupt this weekend, in response to last Saturday's Muslim demonstration in Sydney.* 7.30 has revealed that white-pride groups are growing online, with a series of online and text messages showing planned retaliation. Provocative messaged have begun to appear on Facebook pages, calling on white "home-grown" Australians to respond violently to protests. On Wednesday night, the following text message found its way online, urging non-Muslim Australians in Victoria to unite and fight back at a pl... more »

Bernie Sanders, Jon Stewart Dissect Squirming Little Insect On The TV

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
What was the real meaning of Romney's declaration of class war against 47% of Americans at the $50,000/plat dinner at Mark Leder's mansion? This isn't about a "gotcha moment" or an embarrassing "inelegant" misstatement. This was the real Mitt Romney taking to American elites like himself... the vicious predators and self-entitled social parasites who are determined to suck Americans dry. As John Stewart reminded his audience Tuesday, it turns out, nearly two-thirds of Romney's "moochers," pay payroll tax and these freeloaders are actually comprised of those making less than $20,000... more »

It's Coming

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 4 hours ago
It was over the weekend I started noticing the trees in my neighborhood slowly changing colour. A reminder is slowly starting to accumulate on my front yard although these leaves are pretty much all from the next tree next door. I've quickly lost track off how many long wavy "V"'s of Canada geese have overflown the area here in recent days and there is a perceptible chill in the morning as I wait for my bus to work. All signs that fall is right around the corner.

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 4 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Sophia Loren, 78. The good stuff: 1. Hey, a local House race is getting national press! A new poll has challenger Pete Gallego leading first-term Republican incumbent Quico Canseco by five points in TX 23. Reported by Scott Bland, who does an excellent job with House elections. 2. Speaking of which: a House seat prediction from Eric McGhee, John Sides, and Ben Highton. See also Eric on the uncertainty in the forecast...and what it's good for, anyway. 3. Also, Republican chances in the Senate are weakening; Nate Silver has the numbers. 4. Ooooh, shiny. Congress.g... more »

Thursday Morning Linkage

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
This Bear is Ready for Duck Season Photo: Dan Nexon - Major strike in India to protest liberalization. - William Burr: Presidential Decision Directive 59 and nuclear warfighting under Carter. - James Joyner provides further dissection of the apparent implosion of the US exit strategy in Afghanistan. - Fresh Air interviews Doug Sanders about his new book, *The Myth of the Muslim Tide*. - Zephyr Teachout at *Mobilizing Ideas *on "Big Data and Big Money." - David Kaib's discussion of observations from the outgoing editors of the *APSR* probably deserves ... more »

French satirise religion, English squirm, Muslims riot.

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 4 hours ago
One cannot but admire the French for their refusal to kowtow to the despotic dictatorship of political correctness. In the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, the reaction of Muslims to the poorly made parody of Mohammed Mustafa (the alleged film, Innocence of Muslims), has been ridiculed. The front cover of yesterday's issue featured an image of a Muslim being pushed in a wheelchair by a Jew, with the title 'Untouchables 2' and the comment 'Must Not Mock'. The cover image referred to the French film by the same name, concerning a quadriplegic aristocrat who is helped by a Black m... more »

The People Who Don't Count

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 4 hours ago
Two days ago, Mark Garneau asked the prime minister what he was going to do about youth unemployment: “Yesterday we witnessed the very sad spectacle of the Conservatives and the NDP trading insults over their cap-and-trade plans. Is this what Canadians want, at a time when the economy is suffering, when 165,000 young people have given up and stopped looking for work, when youth unemployment is at almost 15 per cent?” Garneau yelled. Harper -- who never answers a question directly -- responded: “This party, this government has put forward its ideas and implemented them over the... more »

Pakistan: Protesters clash with police

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*ISLAMABAD – Hundreds of Pakistanis angry at an anti-Islam film that denigrates the religion's prophet are clashing with police in the Pakistani capital.* Islamabad police official Mohammed Iqbal says the crowd numbers more than 1,000 people and most of them are students. Television footage of the demonstrations Thursday showed police using tear gas and batons to try to keep demonstrators away from a restricted enclave that houses government offices and embassies. The government lined up hundreds of shipping containers to cordon off the enclave that is also home to the U.S. Embass... more »

Syrian army helicopter hits airliner with 200 aboard - government

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A Syrian military helicopter that crashed near the capital Damascus on Thursday hit the tail of a passenger plane but the 200 people on board escaped unharmed, Syria's information ministry said. * * *"The helicopter struck the tail of the plane ... The control tower at Damascus airport confirmed that the plane landed safely at Damascus airport and all 200 passengers are in good health," a statement published on the state news channel Suriya said. Suriya said earlier that a helicopter had crashed in the town of Douma east of the Syrian capital. Source

State Department warns Americans not to travel to Pakistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*(Reuters) - U.S. citizens should avoid travel to Pakistan, the State Department said on Thursday in a fresh warning that follows numerous protests, demonstrations and rallies in Pakistan that U.S. officials said are likely to continue.* The department advised Americans to put off any non-essential travel to the country and "strongly urged" those who are already there to avoid protests and large gatherings. "The presence of al-Qaida, Taliban elements, and indigenous militant sectarian groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan," the State Department said ... more »

Happening Now: On the Fruits of Unsupported Dogma Over Reason in America

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 4 hours ago
This blog is about my scientific discovery of a great design, that sheds new light on the many dogmas that have plagued mankind throughout history. But we are now in a climactic time, when dogmas both ancient and modern are threatening once again our hard-won civilization. This requires of men and women today a heightened sense of the need for good reason, over the superficial but potent attractions of those selling only empty dogma. The situation is now that the leader of the free world, the current President of the United States, is offering such empty promises, without any sense ... more »

China: "Hurt 1000 Enemies at the Expense of 800"?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
As China's anti-Japan activities turn ugly and violent, several Japanese owned plants and stores temporarily shut down on September 18 and 19. State media consequently suggested to impose economic sanctions on Japan even if "it hurt 1000 enemies at the expense of 800". However, the economist indicates that an economic war will end up with no winner. On the 18th, the Japanese retailer Aeon shut down 30 of its 35 stores in mainland China. In addition, 198 "7-11"convenience stores were closed; clothing retailer Fast Retailing closed 60 of its Uniqlo stores and held its 200 Japanese emp... more » 

Quantum Computing Makes Huge Breakthrough

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
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The U.S. War Script

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
This is exactly how the U.S. executes a preemptive war. Source 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.

Jogging News - just run my first 10 kilometers

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 5 hours ago
this might be not very long to many of you but for me it's a MAJOR MILESTONE. I've just completed my first run equivalent to 10k. I worked out a course that took me into the hills past Chiswell farm, around the Open University site on Boars Hill, then back down past Youlbury Scout camp, back home. Total distance, approx 7 miles. That's round about 11 kilometers. Total time, 75 minutes. Went at my own pace, if I started panting, I slowed down until normal breathing rhythm returned. 11 kilometers in one hour and fifteen minutes. I'm happy with that.


Anon at aangirfan - 5 hours ago
Terry Williams, who committed murder, but who should not be executed. We are opposed to capital punishment. "FIVE MONTHS before Terrance Williams, at age 18, murdered the man whose slaying has landed him on Pennsylvania's death row, he murdered another man. "Between those murders, Williams pulled an armed robbery, court records show. "Before that, at age 16, Williams broke into the Mount Airy home of an elderly couple on Christmas Eve... "This is the chilling criminal history of the man who has supporters coming out of the woodwork trying to save his life as his Oct. 3 execution ... more »

Danish Mohammad cartoonist rejects censorship

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The Danish cartoonist who outraged Muslims with a drawing of the Prophet Mohammad seven years ago has said the West cannot let itself be muzzled by fear of offending Islamic sensibilities. * Kurt Westergaard, whose lampoon of Mohammad in the Jyllands-Posten paper nearly got him killed by an axe-wielding assassin in 2010, told Austrian magazine News he had no regrets about his work and said freedom of speech was too precious to relinquish. "Should we in future let ourselves be censored by Islamic authorities in deeply undemocratic countries? Should they be allowed to tel... more »

Concern as severe weather hits North Korean crops

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Sept. 20 - Footage from the United Nations' World Food Programme shows North Koreans struggling to cope after drought and flooding hit farmland. Sarah Charlton reports. *

What is QE3? And What It Means For The U.S. Economy

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
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U.S. Drops to Lowest Rank Ever in Economic Freedom

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Dees Illustration *Activist Post* * *The Fraser Institute's annual *Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Report* highlights the sharp decline of the American economy as it fell to 19th from the number 2 position it held just 12 years ago. The report bluntly illustrates the seriousness of the findings: The U.S. decline is even more startling, given that globally, the average economic freedom score rose slightly to 6.83 in 2010, the most recent year available. Global levels of economic freedom reached their lowest level in nearly three decades with a score of 6.79 in 2009. As we look... more »

Afghans stage peaceful protest against anti-Islam film

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Sept. 20 - Some 500 Afghans gather in Kabul to hold a peaceful protest against a film made in the United States about the Prophet Mohammad. Sarah Sheffer reports.*

Friday Nerd Blogging: A Day Early

Steve Saideman at The Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Check out this wonderfully exhaustive application of bureaucratic politics to Star Wars. The basic argument is that it was not the rebellion that really doomed the Empire but inter-service rivalry. The best line involves the Army's limited motivation to help the Navy (who lost the plans to the Death Star). I will not give it away here. Enjoy!

Spain: Economic crisis fans Catalan separatism

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Spain's economic crisis is exposing deep regional fault lines. Among Catalans on Barcelona's boulevards the talk is of independence, and Madrid is worried. * This week the king and prime minister called for national unity to get Spain through its worst downturn in decades, King Juan Carlos recalling the spirit that built a democracy after dictator Francisco Franco's death in 1975. Popular momentum for independence has never been stronger in Catalonia, a wealthy region in northeastern Spain that generates one fifth of the country's economic output and is home to 16 perc... more »

Iraq denies Iran uses its airspace to arm Syria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Iraq on Thursday denied a Western intelligence report that said Iranian aircraft had flown weapons and military personnel over Iraqi airspace to Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad battle an 18-month-old uprising. * The allegation, reported by Reuters on Wednesday, said arms transfers were organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Although charges that Iraq has allowed Iran to send arms to Syria are not new, the report said the extent of such shipments is far greater and more systematic than has been publicly acknowledged, thanks to a deal between senior ... more »

Merkel turns to ex-mentor Kohl to sell Europe to Germans

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Angela Merkel is seeking help from her estranged, former mentor Helmut Kohl, architect of the euro, to restore voter faith in the European project before next year's election.* Realizing her own future is tied to that of the EU, Merkel has in the last month softened her rhetoric towards the most indebted euro zone states. Next week she will make a rare joint appearance with former Christian Democrat (CDU) chancellor Kohl. The German leader's tough approach to the euro debt crisis has boosted her popularity in the last two years and polls show she is in a strong positio... more »

Euro zone slump deepens and China still wilts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Aggressive new policy from the European Central Bank has so far failed to boost ailing euro zone business, according to surveys that showed a widening chasm between sickly France and a more resilient Germany. * Thursday's purchasing managers indexes (PMIs), which survey thousands of companies worldwide every month, also showed Chinese factory activity wilted for an 11th month in September, as Europe's troubles continued to hit Asian exporters. That looks unlikely to improve soon. While the downturn in Europe's largest economy, Germany, eased by a surprising amount this... more »

Experts discuss the shocking findings of the peer-reviewed GMO cancer trial

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Source *Activist Post* The recent study undeniably linking genetically modified foods (GMOs) to cancer should shock the health world, especially in the United States where the overwhelming majority of grocery store food is derived from GMO base crops. The new peer-reviewed study to be published in the upcoming* Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal* in New York proves that GMO corn and world's best-selling weedkiller, Roundup, causes increased tumors, multiple organ damage and led to premature death in rats. “This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing earlier ... more »

Oregon Plague Victim Loses Fingers And Toes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who nearly died from the plague in June has now lost his withered fingers and toes to the disease known as the Black Death. * Doctors amputated the blackened extremities of Paul “Steve” Gaylord in an operation that lasted 2 1/2 hours Monday at the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. The 60-year-old Prineville man told The Oregonian the surgery was a success but painful. Surgeons removed his fingers to his palms, leaving half of his left thumb and less of his right one. They also cut off his toes and the top part of his right foot. “I’m very ha... more »

Officials: Iranian Quds Force poses threat to U.S. homeland

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Iran’s extremist militias and their proxies were behind a recent string of terror attacks against Israeli diplomatic targets around the globe and might seek to strike the United States, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.* “We have seen an uptick in operational activity by the Quds Force over the last year or so,” National Counter-Terrorism Center Director Matthew G. Olsen told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Mr. Olsen said the Quds Force, the elite division of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps responsible for o... more »

Kucinich Legislation Reins in NATO, Reclaims Constitutional War Powers of Congress

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
*Dennis Kucinich* Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is today urging Members of Congress to support legislation, H.R. 6290, to prevent future presidents from using the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to declare war. “NATO has become a sock puppet to conduct military operations abroad absent congressional authorization, as required by Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. This practice undermines our Constitution and global security as it allows the president to perpetrate violence without congressional oversight. Co... more »

Mirable Dictu! Has Someone Noticed the IRS isn’t Enforcing Tax Laws in the Mortgage-Industrial Complex?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Reader Deontos highlighted a post on Reuters by two Brooklyn Law School professors, Bradley Borden and David Reiss, on a subject near and dear to our hearts, the abject failure of the IRS to take interest in widespread, probably pervasive, violations of REMIC, the part of the Federal tax code that governs mortgage securitizations.* The reason this matters is that this situation belies on of the Administration’s pet claims, that its hands were tied as far as addressing the foreclosure mess was concerned because it had no leverage over servicers. As we’ll discuss, in fact the Admini... more »

Matt Taibbi: "A Rare Look at Why The Government Won't Fight Wall Street''

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*The great mystery story in American politics these days is why, over the course of two presidential administrations (one from each party), there’s been no serious federal criminal investigation of Wall Street during a period of what appears to be epic corruption. People on the outside have speculated and come up with dozens of possible reasons, some plausible, some tending toward the conspiratorial – but there have been very few who've come at the issue from the inside.* We get one of those rare inside accounts in The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins, a new book by Jeff Connaug... more »

Trayvon Martin did Not touch the gun that killed him in fatal tussle with George Zimmerman according to DNA Tests

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*The gun used to shoot and kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February was untouched by the teenager, a new forensic report has revealed. * Forensic analysis on the weapon, made public today by Florida police, showed that the only DNA identified on the grip of the gun belonged to neighbourhood watch representative George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, a 28-year-old who is white and Hispanic, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the highly controversial and tragic death of the unarmed teen as he walked home from a store in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman's DNA was also found on the h... more »

Kucinich Calls Out Monsanto About GMO Labeling

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
*Dennis Kucinich* H.R.3553 - Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act 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.

Adam Sandler "Elmo" arrested in Times Square for 'shouting anti-Semetic rants'...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Tourists in Times Square were not tickled when a man dressed as the innocent, giggly red Muppet Elmo was arrested after apparently going on an anti-Semitic rant.* The man, identified as Adam Sandler, was standing in front of the Toys 'R' Us at the Crossroads of the World yesterday, yelling at passers-by and blocking traffic, according to police. Sandler had a similar episode over the summer and was taken to a local hospital after people in Central Park found him calling out obscenities and racial epithets. According to the New York Times, Sandler is a 48-year-old from Ashland Or... more »

END The New World Order with Global Non Compliance!

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Knowledge of Today “I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.” -Albert Einstein This short documentary outlines the entire global conspiracy. The money system is the head of the snake. Cut the head off the snake and the rest of it will whither and die. The time for talk is over, and the time for action has come. It is now time for the people of the world to stop complying with ... more »

CDC says West Nile cases went up 19 per cent in a WEEK with 3,142 reported to have virus in U.S.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*The number of U.S. cases of West Nile virus rose by 19 percent in the latest week, slowing slightly from its earlier pace but still putting this year on track to be the worst outbreak since 2003, government figures showed on Wednesday.* So far this year, 3,142 cases have been reported to federal health officials as of September 18, up from 2,636 reported the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its weekly update of outbreak data. While still a sharp rise, the rate has slowed somewhat. Earlier this month, the number of cases jumped by more than 30 pe... more »

William Bouvay Jr Arrested over LSU bomb threat in wake of attacks on US embassies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*An arrest has been made in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week while police don't believe he is connected to threats made against three other universities.* William Bouvay Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge was arrested on late Tuesday night after an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies linked a cell phone having made the call to his neighbourhood, police report. LSU Police Capt. Corey Lalonde said Bouvay was not an LSU student and appeared to have no connection to the campus. His Facebook profile depicts him as a religious man who bec... more »

Cancer row over GM foods as study says it did THIS to rats... and can cause organ damage and early death in humans

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Rats fed a lifelong diet of one of the bestselling strains of genetically modified corn suffered tumours and multiple organ damage, according to a controversial French study published today.* Scientists said the results raised serious questions about the safety of GM foods and the assurances offered by biotech companies and governments. The first lifetime trials involving rats fed on GM corn found a raised incidence of breast tumours, liver and kidney damage. Dr Michael Antoniou, a molecular biologist at King’s College, London, and an expert on GM foods, said: ‘It shows an extraor... more »

Ben Affleck forced to change postscript at end of new movie Argo after he gave CIA credit in Iran hostage crisis when it was actually CANADA that saved U.S. diplomats

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Ben Affleck has changed a postscript at the end of his new film, 'Argo,' after he wrongly gave the CIA credit for handling the Iran hostage crisis depicted in the movie.* The change was made to appease Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who was in fact responsible for helping six American diplomats flee Tehran after militants stormed the U.S. embassy in 1979. In the Affleck-directed film, the Hollywood star plays CIA agent Antonio Mendez who is painted as the hero that enabled the escape of the hostages, after they were held with dozens of other Americans for 444 days... more »

Ringleader behind 'al-Qaeda attack that killed U.S. ambassador was former Guantanamo inmate handed over to Libya by America'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*Leader: Sufyan Ben Qumu, who has known extremist ties, became one of the top commanders of rebel forces in Benghazi* A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was revealed on Wednesday. Sufyan Ben Qumu, who was reportedly once Osama bin Laden's driver, was let out of the US military detention center in Cuba in 2007 and turned over to the government of Muammar Gaddafi on the condition he be kept behind bars. Now, Fox News r... more »


HOW YOU CAN HELP THE SINK HOLE COMMUNITY OF BAYOU CORNE, LOUISIANA by Cherri Foytlin on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 9:42pm · September 19, 2012 Hello friends, I come to you today, to ask a favor on behalf of members of the Bayou Corne Community. As you may know, they have been experiencing tremors adjacent to a large sink hole that formed there August 3, and have since been evacuated from their homes with few answers available. Please see more info here - here http://bridgethegulfproject.org/node/688. Recently the community has worked to organize and informational town hall m... more »

UK Border chiefs give up trying to find 80,000 migrants: Backlog of 500,000 cases as just 1 in 10 is kicked out

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*Border chiefs are preparing to ‘write off’ around 80,000 lost immigration and asylum cases.* The files were among nearly half a million found abandoned in boxes at the Home Office in 2006 in a major immigration scandal. Since then officials have been working through the backlog to track them down, but are set to admit defeat and abandon around one in six cases. More than 180,000 have already been given the right to stay in the country, in what has been described as an ‘asylum amnesty’. Just 41,300 have been kicked out of the country or left voluntarily. This means fewer than one ... more »

Chinese surveillance ships spotted near disputed islands

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*NAHA (Kyodo) A total of 10 Chinese official surveillance ships were spotted near the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday, ensuring the tension heightened by Japan's purchase of some of the islands doesn't ease.* At noon, one fisheries surveillance ship was found within Japan's contiguous waters, which surround territorial waters off the islands, according to the Japan Coast Guard. Since Tuesday, a total of 16 Chinese official surveillance ships -- 10 marine surveillance vessels and six fisheries surveillance ships -- have entered Japanese terri... more »

Damage or Injuries at this time

Protests Banned At Paris Mosque Over US Film

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*Protests have been banned at a Paris mosque and an editor has been given an armed guard amid the furore over Prophet cartoons and a US video.* Paris police have banned the demonstration planned for Saturday outside the Grand Mosque, opposing US-made anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims. An individual had made an official request to police to hold the protest. France's interior minister has said he will ban all protests over the film after a violent demonstration last weekend near the US embassy in Paris. Meanwhile the editor of a French satirical magazine, that ridiculed the Proph... more »

Bill Fay - The Healing Day

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 6 hours ago
Bill Fay - "The Healing Day" off the album "Life Is People." Out on Dead Oceans August 20, 2012 (UK) / August 21, 2012 (US). Bill Fay http://deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=faybill Bill Fay Facebook https://www.facebook.com/billfay.lifeispeople

GAIA PORTAL: Gaia Conduits Are Being Cleared And Clarified In Preparation For The Rapid Release Of 3D-4D Lower Aligned Energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
http://gaiaportal.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/gaia-conduits-are-being-cleared-and-clarified-in-preparation-for-the-rapid-release-of-3d-4d-lower-aligned-energies/ Gaia conduits are being cleared and clarified in preparation for the rapid release of 3D-4D lower aligned energies September 20, 2012 Gaia has called. Hue-manity answers. Release points designated for the 2012 period remaining have been identified and energetic healing teams contacted. Messages were received by all Gaia Ground level operatives on these teams. Gaia conduits are being cleared and clarified in preparation fo... more »

Italian Supreme Court upholds guilty verdict against 23 Americans

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*Rome (CNN) -- The Italian Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the 2009 convictions of 23 Americans whom a lower court convicted in absentia of kidnapping a terrorist suspect in Milan in 2003.* It's unlikely the court ruling will have much effect on the lives of any of the Americans. None of them appeared at the original 2009 trial, nor were any of them taken into custody, and the Italian government did not ask for their extradition. The CIA declined to comment on the ruling Wednesday. The trial was the first to deal with a practice that human rights groups call "extraordinary rendi... more »

Conflicting death tolls in Israeli airstrike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza killed three people Wednesday, Palestinian security and medical officials said.* The Israel Defense Forces said it targeted two terror operatives who it alleged were in the final stages of planning an attack against Israeli civilians. Palestinian security officials said three Hamas government officials were killed. There were also conflicting reports about the identities of those killed in the strike near the Gaza-Egypt border crossing of Rafah. Palestinian security officials said the three were Hamas government officials, while the ... more »

Epic New Research: GMO Crops and Roundup Cause Tumors, Organ Damage and Early Death

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
*Photo taken from *Sustainable Pulse* To whomever reads this , *Epic New Research: GM Crops and Roundup Cause Tumors, Organ Damage and Early Death*! If the scientific and political world reacts appropriately to this shocking research, GMOs will be re-examined and then removed. *Please share this groundbreaking and epic study widely?* *CRIIGEN Study Links GM Maize and Roundup to Premature Death and Cancer* * http://sustainablepulse.com/2012/09/19/criigen-study-links-gm-maize-roundup-premature-death-cancer/ * In a study published in “Food and Chemical Toxicology”, researchers led by... more »

Officials: Inmates walked out front door during mass prison escape in Mexico

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(CNN) -- The 129 inmates who escaped from a northern Mexico prison did not flee through a tunnel, as authorities first reported. They walked out the front door.* Federal and local authorities launched a manhunt after the inmates escaped Monday in Piedras Negras, across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. Authorities arrested 16 employees, including the prison director, after the escape. Politician Manlio Fabio Beltrones said the prison break highlights a larger issue in Mexico. "The crisis in the Mexican prison system is serious and must be addressed urgently," Beltrones said. M... more »

Bo Xilai 'implicated' in murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*Hong Kong (CNN) -- The disgraced politician at the center of China's biggest political scandal in years has been linked to a criminal act for the first time since he was removed from office, the state-run Xinhua news agency has reported*. Bo Xilai, who was head of the Communist Party in the southwestern city of Chongqing and once seen as a future president, was reportedly warned by his former right-hand man that his wife was suspected of murder. The revelation came during this week's trial of Wang Lijun, Bo's former police chief and vice mayor in Chongqing. In the first official ... more »

Japan, China playing dangerous game

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*Tokyo (CNN) -- The 40th anniversary of the normalization of relations between China and Japan will be marked on September 29 but there seems little to celebrate.* The territorial dispute between Japan and China over the rocky outcrops, known as the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyu in China, has escalated beyond expectations as both governments have upped the ante and domestic politics constrains room for maneuver. As bad as it seems now, it was also quite perilous in 2010 after a Japanese Coast Guard arrested the crew of a fishing trawler that rammed them in the waters near the dispu... more »

Bank group warns of heightened risk of cyber attacks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A financial services industry group warned U.S. banks, brokerages and insurers on Wednesday to be on heightened alert for cyber attacks after Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase experienced unexplained outages on their public websites. * The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, which is widely known as FS-ISAC, raised the cyber threat level to "high" from "elevated" in an advisory to members, citing "recent credible intelligence regarding the potential" for cyber attacks as its reason for the move. The problems with the websites at the two banks ca... more »

Facebook has an ugly little secret...well one of Many - Why are 5 million kids on Facebook?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Facebook has an ugly little secret, a number disclosed nowhere in its voluminous filings to become a public company and now only vaguely addressed by corporate officials.* An estimated 5.6 million Facebook clients - about 3.5 percent of its U.S. users - are children who the company says are banned from the site. Facebook and many other web sites bar people under age 13 because the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires web sites to give special treatment to children 12 or younger. The law aims to stop marketers prying personal information from childr... more »

Western report: Iran ships arms to Syria via Iraq

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Iran has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according to a Western intelligence report seen by Reuters.* Earlier this month, U.S. officials said they were questioning Iraq about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying arms to Assad, a staunch Iranian ally. On Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Kerry threatened to review U.S. aid to Baghdad if it does not halt such overflights. ... more »

Libya "terrorist attack": New picture emerge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi apparently was not troubled at first by a smattering of protesters on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks last week, but that changed abruptly at 9:35 p.m. when it sent a message that the building was under heavy assault, U.S. government sources said.* New information emerging a week after attackers launched rocket-propelled grenades and mortars and killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, suggests that the protests at the outset were so small and unthreatening as to attract little notice. Wh... more »

South African miners return to work as unrest spreads

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Thousands of miners at Lonmin's Marikana operations in South Africa returned work on Thursday after a hefty pay hike ended a six-week strike, but nearby mines faced more industrial action with workers demanding similar raises*. Shouting "We are reporting for work" in Fanagalo, a pidgin mix of Zulu, English and other African languages, the Lonmin miners were in jubilant mood after securing wage rises of up to 22 percent. Forty-six people died during the wildcat strike at the world's number three producer, and constricted supplies of the precious metal pushed its price ... more »

Cartoons in French weekly fuel Mohammad furor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A French magazine ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday by portraying him naked in cartoons, threatening to fuel the anger of Muslims around the world who are already incensed by a California-made video depicting him as a lecherous fool. * The drawings in the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo risked exacerbating a crisis that has seen the storming of U.S. and other Western embassies, the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Riot police were deployed to protect the paper's Paris offices after the issue hit news stands. ... more »

Zionists & Neo-Cons Manipulating U.S. & Western Media (WILK is part of this) To Provoke Muslim World For Benefit Of Romney & Israel & WWIII; Are You Still Falling For The "Anti-Semite" and "Conspiracy Theory" TRICKS?

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 8 hours ago
*Netanyahu Inserts Himself in US Elections as Adelson Stands to Reap Millions if Romney Wins * (think about it: if Sheldon Adelson gives Romney $100 MILLION DOLLARS, it will be paid back 10-fold with the tax cut Romney will give Adelson!!! so it's really FREE MONEY Adelson would be giving Romney!) Could you imagine if there were two radio shows like Rush Limbaugh & Mike Savage that bashed Jews all day long and questioned the Holocaust like Limbaugh & Savage bash Muslims all day long? It wouldn't be stood for! There is a DOUBLE STANDARD that has got to stop! And their minions of ... more »

Police begin enforcing controversial Arizona immigration measure

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Arizona police on Wednesday began enforcing a controversial "show-your-papers" provision of a state law targeting illegal immigration as civil rights groups prepared to document allegations of racial profiling. * Police in the border state with Mexico are now authorized to begin conducting immigration status checks of anyone they stop for any reason and suspect of being in the country illegally after a federal judge on Tuesday lifted an injunction against the provision requiring such checks. The measure, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, is part of a broad Ariz... more »

Russia Demands US End Support of Democracy Groups

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*MOSCOW — Russia has ordered the United States to end its financial support for a wide range of pro-democracy, public health and other civil society programs here, in an aggressive step by the Kremlin to halt what it views as American meddling in its internal affairs.* The Kremlin’s provocative decision to end two decades of work in post-Soviet Russia by the United States Agency for International Development — with little warning ahead of an Oct. 1 deadline — was announced on Tuesday by the State Department in Washington. The move stands to cut off aid that currently totals about $... more »

Japan carmakers face $250 mln in lost China output, new risk

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Japanese automakers, led by Nissan Motor Co, have lost an estimated $250 million in output because of anti-Japan protests in China this week and now face the risk that sales will sputter in the world's largest car market.* Chinese protesters took to the streets this week in response to an escalating dispute with Japan over ownership of a group of isles in the East China Sea, prompting Japanese automakers including Toyota Motor Corp, Honda Motor Co and Nissan to temporarily halt operations at plants in China. Lost production volume from those suspensions amounted to aro... more »

Rebels Are Said to Defeat Syrian Forces in Battle at Border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*ISTANBUL — For the second time in a week, the civil war in Syria spilled across border areas on Wednesday as rebel forces were reported to have driven government troops from a northern frontier crossing in an apparent effort to expand supply and infiltration routes in the campaign to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.* Turkish schools in the region were closed for the day after intense overnight clashes in which the rebels attacked the Syrian frontier post at Tal Abyad, south of the Turkish town of Sanliurfa, according to the semiofficial Anatolian News Agency. Television images... more »

Islamic states to reopen quest for global blasphemy law

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A leading Islamic organization signaled on Wednesday that it will revive long-standing attempts to make insults against religions an international criminal offence.* The bid follows uproar across the Muslim world over a crude Internet video clip filmed in the United States and cartoons in a French satirical magazine that lampoon the Prophet Mohammad. But it appears unlikely to win acceptance from Western countries determined to resist restrictions on freedom of speech and already concerned about the repressive effect of blasphemy laws in Muslim countries such as Pakist... more »

IAF strike kills two, seriously wounds one in Gaza

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*The dead were members of the extremist group Islamic Jihad, said Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman for Gaza's Health Ministry; witnesses: Rockets fired from Rafah toward Israel prior to the strike. * The Israel Air Force killed two Palestinian militants and seriously wounded another in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Wednesday. The dead were members of the extremist group Islamic Jihad, said Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman for Gaza's Health Ministry. They were riding in a car in the city of Rafah near the border with Egypt when their vehicle was struck by two rockets, al... more »

India, a Mixed Response to Nationwide Strike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*A nationwide strike called by opposition political parties and trade organizations to protest fuel price increases and other economic policy changes had a quiet start Thursday in the capital, but there were reports of protest from other pockets of the country. * As of mid-morning, traffic was bustling in most parts of New Delhi. Three-wheeled autorickshaws were plying the streets, bus service seemed unaffected and the Metro was running. Most schools in New Delhi were also open, school officials said. “Unless the government gives an order to shut down schools, why should we shut do... more »

Ban drilling say MPs as 'wake up call' shows Arctic ice melt could cause colder winters in UK

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Past climate change suggests the warming of the Arctic could cause a massive release of carbon, speeding up global warming. Photo: REX *The melting of Arctic ice because of climate change will cause cold, dry winters in the UK, MPs have warned.* The Environmental Audit Committee warned that the melting of sea ice is now happening so fast the Arctic could be ice free in summer “in the next few years”. Joan Whalley, Chairwoman of the committee, said the UK weather pattern will be affected by the huge amount of fresh, cold water melting into the sea. “There is evidence that the melti... more »

Former Supreme Court Justice Souter on The Danger of America's 'Pervasive Civic Ignorance'

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
17 September 2012 Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter sat down with Margaret Warner and answered an audience question concerning the appropriate role of schools to produce civicly engaged students. For more coverage: *http://to.pbs.org/RjfL38* *Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. *

Curiosity Mars rover picks up the pace

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*The Curiosity rover is making good progress towards its first major science destination on Mars.* The vehicle has now driven 289m (950ft) since its landing on the Red Planet some six weeks ago. It has perhaps another 200m still left to cover to get to a location dubbed Glenelg, where researchers expect to find an interesting juxtaposition of three types of geological terrain. But before it goes any further, the rover will study a dark rock. Measuring about 25cm in height and 40cm at the base, it is not expected to have major science value. Rather, the rock provides an opportunit... more »

How To Change The World

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 9 hours ago

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake REYKJANES RIDGE - 20th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck the REYKJANES RIDGE at a depth of 9.8 km (6.1 miles), the quake hit at 06:23:42 UTC Thursday 20th September 2012 The epicenter was 1167 km (725 miles) Southeast of Nanortalik, Greenland No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL PERU - 20th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck CENTRAL PERU at a depth of 66.5 km (41.3 miles), the quake hit at 06:08:04 UTC Thursday 20th September 2012 The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) SSE of Abancay, Peru No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 20th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck the FIJI REGION at a depth of 209.6 km (130.2 miles), the quake hit at 05:40:19 UTC Thursday 20th September 2012 The epicenter was 123 km (76 miles) WNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

If You Want To Sing Out...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 9 hours ago

Star 'child' is an ADULT - AMMACH Lloyd Pye update

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 9 hours ago
AMMACH project interviewed 'starchild researcher' Lloyd Pye (author of Human Origins: Intervention Theory) in front of a small audience at StarChild Sponsor Belinda McKenzie's Highgate residence in UK and got the latest updates from his investigation into the amazing skull found in 1930s and dating back to about 1100 AD. Revelations in this update: 1) though from a very short 'humanoid', THIS IS THE SKULL OF AN *ADULT*. 2) the thin-boned tough-boned i.e. fibre-reinforced tooth-enamel-like skull of this 'starchild' has a capacity of 1600cc, that's 200cc MORE than a full-grown human... more »

Some Links Thursday

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 9 hours ago
*Wife + dog = afternoon stroll.* Spent the afternoon listening to Ivanovs, Melartin, and Noskowski. Made some links while I was listening.... - Cindy Sui with excellent piece on Chinese students in Taiwan and how they are learning about democracy. Before you get all excited about the prospects, just make a mental list of all the elites the world over, including many here in A Certain Political Party, who were educated in democracies and then went on to participate enthusiastically in authoritarian politics. Yeah, a lot. - Top China Affairs officials shuffled.... more »

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2012

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 10 hours ago
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I thought I'd use the English-to-Pirate translator on an scurvy dog bent on pillaging Americans, Mitt Romney. Here's some of his recent scurrilous remarks, rendered into pirate via one of the English-to-pirate translators: There be forty-seven percent o' t' people who will vote for t' president no matter what. All starboard, thar be forty-seven percent who be

Brain's working Memory Tapped

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This suddenly allows us to watch a memory been recorded and stored as it happens and before it is acted on to be set up in short term memory or into long term memory. We even have a sense of how the brain tells time or at least experiences the time decay of memory. Hell CMOS! We have been tracking the slow and tortuous advances in our understanding of brain functionality. At some point we will be able to see information formed and recognized and ultimately deployed through the brain. It will be an awesome process. Once well understood, we will also understand how specif... more »

Why Democrats are Abandoning Obama with Rob Taub

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
When I investigate political trends, my focus is always on the numbers. Campaigns matter of course, but they rarely if ever change the position of the die hard support which can be counted on the rationalize the likes of Hitler, let alone a mere failed president. Thus a considered democrat shifting his position does need to be listened to because folks will be making up their minds for much the same reasons unless something spurious is thrown into the game. As it stands, the two candidates are essentially neck and neck as we now enter the true period of voter decisio... more »

Hope for Back Pain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This sounds extremely promising and provides a new departure for gel applications. Replacing cartilage is an obvious starting point. It also is likely to be a great starting point for a helmet that molds itself to the skull and able to provide a cushion against sharp acceleration. Since it is tough, the amount used could be minimized easily also to handle weight demands. It is even tougher than cartilage. Thus joint replacement does become possible while retaining original function. This is particularly welcome for those facing the prospect of joint surgery over the nex... more » 

China's Ghost Steel

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
What this means of course is that a warehouse receipt in China is no more than an unsecured promise to make good. None of this really matters too much if the Chinese banks are happy to accept such assurances. Just do not try to sell these securities offshore and do not even think of buying such paper. What is described here is doubtful collateral with weak legal process and assured political interference should due process ever be attempted. I think that I will pass. We already knew that a lot of Chinese industry is unconventionally financed and that has been sustain... more »

What is going on in America?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
This is just a short post as I don't have much time this morning but observingthe news from America is quite fascinating at present. The US media is so in thrall to Barack Obama that if Mitt Romney tells the truth, he then gets attacked for it. The 47% comment has been taken out of context and twisted into meaning something that it didn't. The missing minute or so of the secret recording has been explained away somewhat lamely but the media who worship at the feet of the Obamamessiah are not interested in looking at any story that is in any way on the side of the Republicans. Meanw... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*Egypt’s former vice president and spy chief Omar Suleiman, left, and Saudi Crown Prince Nayef .* * *Saudi Arabia's Prince Nayef stated that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by the Jews. (Bandar Is Back - By Simon Henderson Foreign Policy) Egypt's former spy chief Omar Suleiman knew all about the anti-Egypt plots of the CIA and Mossad. Reportedly, the CIA killed both Nayef and Suleiman. CIA killed Omar Suleiman and Saudi’s prince Nayef: Fareed Zakaria PressTV *Kissinger and Fareed Zakaria* It is US-based journalist Fareed Zakaria who says the CIA killed Nayef and Suleiman. S... more »

UK cities get high-speed broadband money

Megaan at Current news updates, World current news - 10 hours ago
The government has announced how it will divide the cash promised to 10 UK cities to permit them to make superfast broadband networks. The government wants to build the UK the best ever place in Europe by 2015. The money will be used to build city broad networks, contributing homes and businesses speeds of up to 100Mbps. London gets the main share of the £114m pot with £25m, followed by Leeds and Bradford, which will split £14.4m According to Maria Mille, new culture secretary the new investment will help put these cities at the centre of the digital stage, competing for jobs an... more »

“Being a Human in This World, A Personal Credo”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Being a Human in This World, A Personal Credo” * by John Robbins “I am someone who works and prays for world peace. Perhaps you are, too. But our society is spending a billion dollars a day preparing for war. I believe that inner peace is found when you love the world as it is, rather than faulting it for not living up to your expectations. I believe in forgiveness. I believe in accepting others for who they are. But I am part of a society that is spending far more on weapons of mass destruction and producing far more toxic waste than any other in the history of the world. I ... more »

News from Imperial Washington: Alberta Diary’s surprise endorsement (sort of) from afar

david at Alberta Diary - 11 hours ago
You want moments in American history? Apropos of nothing, here lies Alexander Hamilton, slain in a duel by his political foe Aaron Burr, who got off scot free. Top that! Below: Danielle Smith, disapproving of my tinfoil cap. Your blogger is normally disinclined to give too much of this space over to people he disagrees ... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "You Are My Brother..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"A Poet's Voice XV, Part Four" by Kahlil Gibran "You are my brother, but why are you quarreling with me? Why do you invade my country and try to subjugate me for the sake of pleasing those who are seeking glory and authority? Why do you leave your wife and children and follow Death to the distant land for the sake of those who buy glory with your blood, and high honor with your mother's tears? Is it an honor for a man to kill his brother man? If you deem it an honor, let it be an act of worship, and erect a temple to Cain who slew his brother Abel. Is self-preservation the fi... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5SjXaxc74&feature=g-vrec

Obamacare: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6 Million uninsured people

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.* The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact for the administration, a reminder of what critics see as broken promises. The numbers from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office are 50 percent higher than a previous projection by the same office in 2010, shortly after the law passed. The earlier estimate found 4 mil... more »

Obama, Under Pressure, Gives Up iPad for Live Intel Briefings...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*When Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen and the Government Accountability Institute reported that President Obama has attended less than half of his Presidential Daily Briefs (PDBs) on intelligence, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called the findings "hilarious." The next day, U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American staff members were murdered. * According to Mr. Carney, Mr. Obama doesn't need in-person briefings because the president gets the written version on his iPad: He gets it every day, okay? The President of the United States gets the president... more »

Israel stages largest snap exercise in years

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*The Israeli army staged its largest snap exercise in recent years, deploying troops in the occupied Golan Heights as contingency planning for possible conflicts with Iran and Syria. * Thousands of soldiers were summoned from their homes during the night after the Jewish new year holiday and flown to the territory, which Israel captured from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. The unannounced manoeuvres come a week before Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he is expected to give warning that time is runn... more »

Tens of thousands of Israeli reservists called up for no-warning surprise Golan drill

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Reservists drafted at no notice, Air Force, Central Command and other IDF units were flown to Israel’s northern Golan border early Wednesday, Sept. 19, for a surprise exercise called by Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz under the codename “National Asset.” The official IDF announcement tried to downplay its importance, describing it as a “planned, routine event.” However, debkafile’s military sources say the war game is the biggest the IDF has conducted in the eight years since the second Lebanon war on Hizballah in 2006, with tens of thousands of soldiers and senior officers, in... more »

Romney says his campaign's for "100 percent" of America

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Seeking to recover from his disparaging remarks about the half of the country that gets government benefits, Republican Mitt Romney said on Wednesday his presidential campaign was about helping the "100 percent" in America.* In a fundraising speech in Atlanta and a television interview in Miami, Romney said he would do a better job of helping the poor than President Barack Obama. Advisers said Romney would step up the pace of his campaigning as the tight presidential contest enters its final seven weeks. "My campaign is about the 100 percent in America and I'm concerne... more »

Beto O'Rourke-- What Leadership Sounds Like

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
While the whole blogosphere was exploding Tuesday over the major *NY Times*editorial, Mitt Romney, Class Warrior, Blue America was showcasing the antidote to the kind of bigoted self-interest displayed in the Romney Campaign-- the next generation of American political leadership. Our guest was Beto O'Rourke, the 39 year old City Councilman from El Paso who came out of the blue-- deep blue-- and defeated longtime incumbent Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary and is now poised to bring his reform agenda to a place that needs it even more than El Paso ever did: Washington, DC. A... more »

Pamela Geller: Anti-Muslim Adverts To Run In New York Subway

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
*The head of a group that has won its fight to run controversial adverts in New York subway stations referring to some Muslims as "savage" has told Sky News that she will fight "to the death" for the right to offend people. * Pamela Geller runs the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), which has taken out ads that read: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad." The posters are due to appear in ten New York City subway stations next week. They were initially rejected by the New York City Metropolitan Transit ... more »

Battle of Armageddon For Dummies: How To Engineer A World War In Six Easy Steps

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours ago
* 1. Create Mythologies of Terror* Set up competing mythologies, cosmologies, and totalitarian ideologies in different countries - political Islam in Iran, Zionism in Israel, and * Counter-Terrorism* in America. Facts and truths that contradict these three narratives and mythologies *must be suppressed* and discredited as *crazy "conspiracy theories."* *2. Produce False Flag Deceptions, Mass Kill Innocent People, And Exploit The Collective Grief * Stage false flag events that create division and hate between civilizations, and unity inside the country. *Politically exploit* the... more »

US Links Al Qaeda To Libya Attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
*Intelligence sources believe that the deadly attack on an American consulate in Libya was directly linked to al Qaeda, with a former Guantanamo inmate involved, according to US media reports.* Fox News said officials had revealed the connection on the same day a top Obama administration official called the assault in Benghazi a "terrorist attack", after it had previously been described as a spontaneous act. America's ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other US officials died as rocket-propelled grenades were fired into the compound on the 11th anniversary of the Septemb... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“Gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 3521 is a mere 35 million light-years away, toward the constellation Leo. Relatively bright in planet Earth's sky, NGC 3521 is easily visible in small telescopes but often overlooked by amateur imagers in favor of other Leo spiral galaxies, like M66 and M65. It's hard to overlook in this colorful cosmic portrait, though. *Click image for larger size. * Spanning some 50,000 light-years the galaxy sports characteristic patchy, irregular spiral arms laced with dust, pink star forming regions, and clusters of young, blue stars. Remarkably, this deep image ... more »

"12 Rules for Being a Human Being"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"12 Rules for Being a Human Being"* by Marc "Don’t try to be perfect. Just be an excellent example of being human. Here are a few things to keep in mind: *1. Growth requires pain.* Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you. Those with the strength to succeed in the long run are the ones who lay a firm foundation of growth with the bricks that life has thrown at them. So don’t be afraid to fall apart for a little while. Because when it happens, the situation will open an opportunity for you to grow and rebuild yourself into the brilliant person you are... more »

US Navy's message on "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (And the Coming Crisis' Response)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*The US Navy issued the following message today on Facebook: * "Today is 'Talk Like a Pirate Day.' We highly recommend that you DO NOT talk like a pirate." (Accompanied by the above image.) *May the Coming Crisis also offer a message:* "Today is 'Talk Like a Pirate Day,' and the definition of 'Pirate' remains highly subjective." *One should never let fleeting, fickle, and often over-estimated strength sap one of the humility needed to preserve the true victories of justice and truth. * *Tyranny and hubris, and not armies, are what ultimately hand empires their defeats.*

US Navy's message on "Pirate Day"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*The US Navy issued the following message today on Facebook: * "Today is 'Talk Like a Pirate Day.' We highly recommend that you DO NOT talk like a pirate." (Accompanied by the above image.) *May the Coming Crisis also offer a message:* "Today is 'Talk Like a Pirate Day,' and the definition of 'Pirate' remains highly subjective." *One should never let fleeting, fickle, and often over-estimated strength sap one of the humility needed to preserve the true victories of justice and truth. Tyranny and hubris, and not armies, are what ultimate hand empires their defeats.*

King Pu-tsung is...new envoy to the US?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
Ma appoints longtime hatchetman and political strategist King Pu-tsung as envoy to the US. Say what? That's rather like Bush appointing Karl Rove as Ambassador to Russia. Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) secretary-general King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) will take over the position from Jason Yuan (袁健生), who will assume the post of secretary-general of the National Security Council, following the resignation of council head Hu Wei-chen (胡為真). ..... *King, 57, has been one of Ma’s closest aides since joining his campaign team and helping him win the Taipei mayoral election in 1997*. He pr... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Beyond Undoing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Beyond Undoing"* "Why, then have to be human? Oh, not because happiness exists, Nor out of curiosity... But because being here means so much; Because everything here, Vanishing so quickly, seems to need us, And strangely keeps calling to us... To have been Here once, completely, even if only once, To have been at one with the earth - This is beyond undoing." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Paulo Coelho, "The Mouse And The Books"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"The Mouse And The Books"* by Paulo Coelho "When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case: “Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living”. “Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books”, said the doctor. “If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a mons... more »

IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Human Virtue

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 14 hours ago
Image from The Planning Notepad. The human virtue We humans have an ability that goes well beyond what any other animal can do: we can turn our attention to ourselves. By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / September 20, 2012 So far we have seen that humans are like other animals, but amplified significantly. We have greater intelligence and hence greater technology, greater culture, and greater

Neurolinguistic programming

Bill Robertson at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago
Hackers are sending messages over the Internet that bypass the usual centers for linguistic processing. They travel along the optic or auditory nerve and go directly into the deep structures of the brain ..those areas responsible for carrying-out parsing operations native to all languages. These messages arrive in their native state ..just out of the reach of the predicates of logic. Like a Trojan horse ..they deliver instructions that basically shred conditioned passageways in the brain, which causes the recipient to start raving incoherently. Like a virus .. anyone hearing the rav... more »

Chet Raymo, “Moments of Being”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Moments of Being”* by Chet Raymo “A passage from the "Pensees" of Teilhard de Chardin: "Though the phenomena of the lower world remain the same- the material determinisms, the vicissitudes of chance, the laws of labor, the agitations of men, the footfalls of death- he who dares to believe reaches a sphere of created reality in which things, while retaining their habitual texture, seem to be made out of a different substance. Everything remains the same so far as phenomena are concerned, but at the same time everything become luminous, animated, loving..." Whatever we think of... more »

kim rivera to be deported from canada tomorrow. our struggle continues.

laura k at wmtc - 15 hours ago
As you may have heard, the Federal Court has denied Kimberly Rivera a stay of removal and leave to appeal. Kim and her family are scheduled to leave Canada tomorrow. We continue to call on Immigration Minister Jason to stop this injustice. Please continue to call and email Minister Kenney. Urge him to stop this deportation, which will result in a family being torn apart. Phone: 613-954-1064 Fax: 613-957.2688 Email: jason.kenney@parl.gc.ca, minister@cic.gc.ca If you are as angry about this injustice as I am, please consider responding to an important feature story about the Riveras ... more »

Mitt-wit Apologizes to 47%

2old2care at Because I Can - 15 hours ago
*NOT* This is snark – if you aren’t familiar with The Onion SALT LAKE CITY—Seeking to limit the fallout from a videotaped speech in which he asserts 47 percent of Americans “pay no taxes” and do not take “personal responsibility and care for their lives,” Mitt Romney hastily called a press conference today to apologize personally to the “150 million starving, filthy beggars [he] might have offended.” “First and foremost, I would like to offer a heartfelt apology to all the whores, junkies, bums, and grime-covered derelicts out there who make up nearly half our nation,” a visibly co... more »

The complete, unedited Romney fundraiser tapes

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
By now you've probably seen Mother Jones release of the complete Romney tapes from his fateful fundraiser. I'm going to post them here anyway, for archival purposes. Part One Part Two There was a small camera glitch in the recording so about two minutes of the entire speech are missing. This *vital* omission was immediately seized upon by the Might Hit Trolling Brigade of the far right as proof positive of O'Keefe inspired deceitful editing. The valiant keyboardists of Wingtopia thus declared the video thoroughly debunked. Much chest bumping among the ranks ensured. Unsurpris... more »

Paulsen (MN-ALEC) Arrogant ALEC Congressional Candidate

2old2care at Because I Can - 15 hours ago
(my emphasis throughout) What happens when you get a cocky ALEC member in office – and the Koch brothers have told him he will win and the polls are telling him he is ahead – HE refuses to debate his opponent in an open forum. YET - he has time to travel to IOWA this weekend (9/23) to fundraise for his buddies down there AND do a speech. Tickets available for Black Hawk Co. Lincoln Day dinner WATERLOO, Iowa --- The Republicans of Black Hawk County will be hosting the annual Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser Sunday at Electric Park Ballroom, 310 W. Conger St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.... more »

EADS and BAE Systems discuss merger to create world’s largest defense and security group

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* Two large defense contractors, BAE Systems plc and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS), are currently negotiating a potential merger which would create by far the world’s largest aerospace and defense company, dwarfing even the behemoth American war profiteers like Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and Boeing. According to Defense Update, BAE Systems and EADS would actually operate under “a dual listed company structure” under which they would both be operating as one group while still being listed separately on exchanges. ... more »

"Iranian Quds Force poses threat to U.S. homeland": Fact or fiction?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Iran’s extremist militias and their proxies were behind a recent string of terror attacks against Israeli diplomatic targets around the globe and might seek to strike the United States, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday. “We have seen an uptick in operational activity by the Quds Force over the last year or so,” National Counter-Terrorism Center Director Matthew G. Olsen told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Mr. Olsen said the Quds Force, the elite division of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps responsible for ope... more »

Al Jazeera: Epidemic of violence against Native American women

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Justice denied for Native American women*Can legislation help end violence against indigenous women in the US?* ** *The Stream Al Jazeera* http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/justice-denied-native-american-women-0022344 In the US, Native American women are facing an epidemic of sexual assault and violence. One in three reports being the victim of a rape or attempted rape and Native American women are also 10 times more likely to be murdered than other groups of women in the US. Most of the attacks are also reported to be perpetrated by a person of another race. Why is this happening? ... more »

Will TN Dems Be the First to Discover That Segregated Charters May Be a Political Issue?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Since Billionaire Bill Haslam chose one of Jeb Bush's "Chiefs of Change" as his Education Commissioner, Kevin Huffman, or the former Mr. Michelle Rhee, has been working overtime to crush teachers' academic freedom, due process, and job security in Tennessee. He has zealously pursued, too, the expansion of segregated corporate charters, and with the help of Haslam's rubber stamp in the State Treasurer's office, of all places, 17 new charters that the Memphis Board had rejected in the early Spring were approved on appeal in April of 2012. Even though they knew better, the State of ... more »

This Pic Of Prince William Is In Many Ways MORE Disturbing Than Pics Of Prince Harry's Bare Arse

leftdog at Buckdog - 16 hours ago
*Prince William ... future King of England ... visiting former colonial minions in Africa. Abolish the Monarchy! Abolish privilege!*

Crazy like a fox: That Willard gins up an insanity defense! Plus hot graphics for the 2012 GOP campaign

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*The style may be a trifle retro, but doesn't this cartoon by Syd Hoff capture the nuances of Republican thinking about unions -- and malcontents generally. (Hat tip to Mayor Mike and New York's Finest for their OWS work.) * *by Ken* What happens when one candidate in a presidential campaign has to be locked up in the booby hatch? Do they call the election off, or what? Bear with me for a moment. AmericaBlog's John Aravosis has a theory about the Incorporated Willard that seems to me almost irrefutable in its simplicity and plausibility: "Romney's poor management skills aren't a ga... more »

Jesus married? Who the hell knows?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 16 hours ago
[image: image]Jesus married? Who knows? Why do I ask? Because a previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus written in ancient Egyptian Coptic includes the words: "Jesus said to them, my wife…" And that news has made headlines, despite that being virtually *all* that’s said on that tiny scrap of papyrus, seen at right being cuddled by Professor King. That hasn’t stopped her making hay from her slim blade of grass: King said the fragment, unveiled at the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, provided the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus had been ... more »

The Sacred and the Profane

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago

The Tungsten Filled Gold Bar Scam Is Back.... Tungsten Filled 10oz Gold Bar Found In Middle Of Manhattan's Jewelry District!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
About two years ago, I and others in the real truth movement informed everyone of the discovery of Tungsten filled gold bars, and what that swindle meant for the trading of physical Gold and the entire Gold market. We warned everyone that the United States and several other countries were behind this dastardly deed, and had carried out this swindle for years... But the story slowly disappeared and there has not been any more reports about this crime.. Until NOW!! I want to present the following article from the Blacklisted News website, at www.blacklistednews.com, entitled: "Tungste... more »

RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Storied Texas Civil Rights Attorney David Richards

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 16 hours ago
Texas civil rights lawyer David Richards in the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Photo by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog. Inset below: Richards, right, with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag Radio. Rag Radio podcast: Famed Texas civil rights and labor lawyer David Richards  By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / September 19, 2012 Texas civil rights and labor

Human Rights Watch: "Syrian Rebels" Guilty of Torture, Murder

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
*As West's narrative unravels - cognitive infiltration begins. * Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* US, UK, NATO, Saudi, and Israeli backed terrorists carrying out a campaign of systematic atrocities in Syria have finally been acknowledged and reported on by Human Rights Watch, who has for nearly 2 years intentionally portrayed the conflict as one-sided violence carried out by the Syrian government alone. With evidence and admissions emerging that the so-called "Syrian rebels" are in fact Libyan terrorists, armed, funded, and flown in by NATO to cross into Syria and attack government... more »

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - Episode 1

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
*YouTube - UCYTV* 50 Marines sent to Libya after American diplomats killed, Egyptians fly al Qaeda flag in Cairo - http://endthelie.com/2012/09/12/50-marines-sent-to-libya-after-american-diplo... *Central Banks are the Real Target for West's Imperial Wars: * http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/09/central-banks-are-real-target-for-wests.html For information on Brandon's brand new book, *Dispatches From a Dissident -- Articles From the Infowar,* visit: http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/07/dispatches-from-dissident-articles-from.html For Brandon Turbevill... more »

"The Consequences You Sow: Action and Effect"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"The Consequences You Sow: * *Action and Effect"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We should strive always to speak, think, and behave with great thoughtfulness and compassion. All motive and action affects the cosmos in some way. The principle of cause and effect is the truth that allows us to change ourselves and the world around us for the better. However, this same universal law is also at work when change is not at the forefront of our minds. Our intentions flow forever outward in the form of energy, affecting both the people closest to us and billions of individuals we wi... more »


mollymew at Molly'sBlog - 17 hours ago
*A MOLLY POINT OF VIEW:* *PREDICTABLE AND OTHERWISE PART 1:* For many years I have held a rather heretical (in the usual lefty point of view) opinion. I personally believe that we are living in a post capitalist society that is better described as "managerial" rather than "capitalist". This is, of course, a moot point, and I recognize that *no*society is *purely* dependent on only one mode of production and exchange. The inclusion of exchange is important to differentiate my point of view from merely another 'historical materialist' point of view, one that is solely focused... more »

Military Law in America: A Call to Action

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
*YouTube - ASecond0pinion* The 2nd District Court of Appeals has just granted a temporary stay of Judge Katherine Forrest's injunction against the NDAA. Since May, Judge Forrest had prevented the NDAA from being used anywhere in the world. Now, the NDAA is back in full effect, bringing with it the Law of War. Military law, as authorized under the NDAA, grants you no Constitutional rights whatsoever. There is no First Amendment rights in the Law of War There are no 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th Amendment rights in the Law of War. The Law of War is anathema to our Constitution, our Bil... more »

Study Confirms BPA is Making You Fat

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Lisa Garber If you know about bisphenol-a (BPA), the estrogen-mimicking chemical found in plastics and other produce, then you probably know it isn’t safe. Well, a study out of NYU School of Medicine links BPA to obesity. The study involved analyzing surveys from 2,938 young people, and is another of a long list of studies coming to the same conclusions. While taking important factors like the children’s race, age, gender, family income and education, activity level, and calorie intake into consideration, the researchers found that obese children made up 22 percent of individua... more »

The Fed Now Owns Your Foreclosed Property Under QE3 Purchase of Toxic Assets

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* On ABC’s “This Week”, George Will, columnist for the propaganda news outlet *Washington Post*, spoke out against Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve and his decision to instill QE3 which is essentially, “the government printing money.” Will pointed out that this latest move is covert “trickle-down economics” where citizens are forced to invest in equities in order to continue to prop up the economy to perpetuate the false sense of reality the American public lives under. Last week, Bernanke announced that the Fed would purchase $40 billion ... more »

West Attempts to Trigger Clash of Civilizations

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
*Al Qaeda & Islamophobic bigots working in tandem exploiting fear and ignorance.* Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* In France where people are sent to jail for "Holocaust denial," considered by law a religious hate crime, it seems strange then that well-timed, raunchy cartoons designed solely to insult and inflame hate against and amongst Muslims worldwide would be defended vigorously by French politicians who claim, according to the Christian Science Monitor, that "freedom of the press should not be infringed." With Neo-Conservative warmongers behind a recent inflammatory film titl... more »

New Study Finds GM Corn and Roundup Causes Cancer In Rats

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* In an alarming new study published in the journal *Food and Chemical Toxicology*, researchers from The Committee for Research & Independent Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN) reported on the results of a 2-year feeding study in rats given either NK603 Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize, cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone, at levels permitted in drinking water and GM crops in the United States. The authors of the study pointed out that currently no regulatory authority requires mandatory chronic animal feeding studies... more »

What?! "EPA Mandates 4-Gallon Minimum Gasoline Purchase?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"EPA Mandates 4-Gallon Minimum Gasoline Purchase?"* by John Rolls "The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked. The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations. Say hello to the Obama Administration’s *four gallon minimum*. This unprecedented EPA overreach applies when filling up at a gas station that provides both E15 and E10, gasoline with 15 or 10 percent of ethanol, respectively, from the same hose. At the insistence of the ethanol industry, the Obama Administration is pus... more »

Pol. Ideology 35: Why Liberty

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
In 2007, I was invited by another free market thinker, *Marc Guttman*, to contribute a story, personal stories and experiences on how I became a free market thinker, or a libertarian, a classical liberal, related terms, to a book that he would edit and publish, "Why Liberty". Marc knew me through a good friend,* Jo Kwong*, who was the VP for Institute Relations then of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Lucky me, I was the only Filipino who was invited to contribute to that project. After several revisions to my contribution, and after several glitches with his publisher, the b... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

“The Truth Behind the Romney ‘Gaffe’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“The Truth Behind the Romney ‘Gaffe’”* by Jeffrey Tucker "Cover the kids’ ears! Hide their eyes! Shuffle the weak and frail from the room! A politician running for president has uttered a heresy that brings into question the holy grail of democratic politics. Romney has failed to pretend as if the country is one big happy family that uses our glorious voting system to discover ever better ways of governing ourselves. Which is to say that Romney made a gaffe. You know the definition of a political gaffe: inadvertent and unscripted truth. That’s what the supposed scandal of Ro... more »
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