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Saturday, September 22, 2012

22 September - Blogs I'm Following

I'm getting some really convincing looking advice to redo my LastPass password so as to reactivate my account...which is working. And blurbs even claim I won't have access until I change my password....but LastPass is working even though I am on the other side of the continent. Now, it is a Firefox build I'm using at the moment but I want to get moving on a limited time budget - so I'm doing nothing for now.

8:19 pm MDST ( or 11:19 pm EDST )
12 hours of posts

Subverting Sanctions: Iran’s Strategic Economic Development

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 minutes ago
Stop Imperialism Eric Draitser The ongoing overt and covert war against Iran, instigated by the United States and Israel primarily, seeks to isolate Iran politically, militarily and, most importantly, economically. The Western imperialists have as their goal no less than full-scale war with Iran, a key regional power and one that the United States has failed to control or otherwise manipulate since the revolution of 1979. Their attempts to demonize Iran as an international pariah and an irrational actor on the world stage have been repeatedly thwarted, most recently at the Non... more »

The Myth Of The Jewish Race

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 31 minutes ago
I and others in the real truth movement have been trying to get the message out to everyone about the criminals who believe themselves to be the "Chosen Ones", and are out to enslave all of the rest of mankind. I am of course speaking of those who call themselves "Jews". I have always been perplexed about the nature of Judaism itself, and about its true origins. I have long come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a group of people who's entire past is nothing more than a myth and a massive fraud. For this article, I want to present the following very interesting article... more »

Winter of the World

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 39 minutes ago
To say I've been over the moon this weekend would be an understatement. After waiting for more than a year, the second book of the The Century Trilogy has finally hit the book shelves. Generally I tend to read more academic stuff but since this book fits into the historical fiction genre I'll gladly make an exception. ..and I did get a 30% discount too as it turned out. Truth be told, I only stumbled across this author by accident and had never even heard of Ken Follett before. He's been a published author since around the time I started Kindergarten in the '70's....who knew? ... more »

Jon Stewart reports on right-wing "Chaos on Bullshit Mountain" -- and Sarah Silverman's seen the mountaintop too

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Sarah S, exploring the brave new world of voter-ID laws, sez: "Look, you want fair, move to Canada!"* *"No Photo No Voto"*: *"How 'bout this bullshit? Some students, like in Tennessee, because of the new voter-identification laws will not be able to use their student IDs to vote, but -- and this is amazing -- gun owners can use their firearms permits as ID to vote! It makes perfect sense: Get these kids gun permits! Uh, I feel safer from voter fraud already!" Sarah's equipping her nana too! (Check out www.LetMyPeopleVote2012.com.)* *by Ken* Our friend Jack passed along this amazing... more »

Gangnam Style and IR

Vikash Yadav at The Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
So North Korea has issued a "Gangnam Style" video to mock a South Korean presidential candidate, Park Guen Hye, from the ruling conservative party. According to Malaysia's *The Sun Daily*: "The parody, posted on the official government website Uriminzokkiri, shows a crudely photo-shopped image of Park doing the "horse-riding dance" created by South Korean rapper Psy on the original "Gangnam Style" video. The North Korean version mocks Park as a devoted admirer of the "Yushin" system of autocratic rule set up by her father, Park Chung-Hee, after he seized power in South Korea in a ... more »

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
YouTube Video Description [Channel - Rumi Forum For Interfaith Dialogue]: "Dr. Douglas M. Johnston is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He has served in senior positions in both the public and private sectors. Among his government assignments, he was deputy assistant secretary of the navy; director of policy planning and management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and planning officer with the President's Office of Emergency Preparedness. He has ta... more »

Frithjof Schuon - The Primordial Man & The Noble Man

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Wikipedia*: Following World War II, Schuon accepted an invitation to travel to the American West, where he lived for several months among the Plains Indians, in whom he always had a deep interest. Having received his education in France, Schuon has written all his major works in French, which began to appear in English translation in 1953. Of his first book, *The Transcendent Unity of Religions* (London, Faber & Faber) T. S. Eliot wrote: "I have met with no more impressive work in the comparative study of Oriental and Occidental religion. Frithjof Schuon - The Primordial Man... more »


Any strike against Iran by Israel cannot possibly be ‘unilateral’. All talk of such a strike should be treated with the contempt it deserves because it does not reflect reality in any way. There are four necessities that Israel must have in order to be able to launch a first strike against Iran – and all four can only be provided to them by the US. They are: first, fuel. Israel gets all its military fuel from the US. This includes literally millions of litres of JP-8 military jet fuel, millions of litres of gasoline and millions of litres of diesel fuel for its ground forces for use... more »

You might be a Conservative if ...

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
You don't think "The Simpsons" is all that funny, but you watch it because that Flanders fellow makes a lot of sense.

Hawk Elder Edna Gordon: The Natural Law of Creation

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
*Hawk Elder Edna Gordon on Survival and Sovereignty* ** *Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com* * *Thank you Grandma Gordon, 91 years old, for sharing this message for the people with Censored News, written with your own handwriting! *By Seneca Hawk Elder Edna Gordon* *Broomstick Revolution with Harvey Arden should be out soon. We also have speak in October. I speak to all people to read the Censored News, to become alert to the events affecting our people of all Nations.* *Survival on the Pathway to Peace* The Fundamental Roots of Peace is to abide by our Naturalistic Wa... more »

Nineteenth Century English Schools for the Poor in Yuma, AZ: Only the Monitors Have Been Swapped Out

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
Above is an illustration of cutting edge pedagogy in the early 19th Century for English children who could not afford private schools. The monitorial system was based on older boys monitoring younger ones who parroted back memorized lessons before they could move up to the next row. As many as 500 boys could be schooled in these learning sweat shops by a single teacher. The monitorial system was invented by Joseph Lancaster, who argued for education of the poor based on the need for social control and efficiency. And below is the inside of Carpe Diem Charter School in Yuma, AZ... more »

Funniest Economist On the Scene Today, Why QE3 Will Only Jumpstart Those Already Jumping On Your Pocketbook, & Romney Releases Scoundrel Tax Return Records

Funniest economist on the scene today? (Or just too intelligent and courageous for words?) Okay, there are several others. But this guy has my vote for being the best. Par excellence. And if you don't take the time to listen to this, you probably aren't wise enough to survive the coming really bad times (in the U.S. - not in the countries where the U.S. corporations have relocated to, of

Angry White Men Go Crazy, Keep Aged Leader, Lose Sole MLA

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 3 hours ago
The Gods must be smiling down on Crispy Clark. Her right of centre rivals, the B.C. Conservatives, have imploded. After the Cons' leader, Geriatric John Cummins, was backed by a 71% vote, the party's sole MLA, former Lib John van Dongen got into a car and sailed off into the sunset. JvD says he'll sit as an Independent but won't return to the B.C. Libs u so long as Clark is premier. If the B.C. Cons can't attract viable candidates to run an effective campaign next year, the Libs will be in a much better position to fight the NDP challenge. Only in B.C.

Mankiw vs. DeLong and Krugman on the CEA’s Real GDP Forecasts in Early 2009: What Might a Time Series Econometrician Have Said?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 3 hours ago
This post takes its title from a new paper at *Econ Journal Watch*. Here is the abstract: In early 2009, the incoming Obama administration’s Council of Economic Advisers predicted real GDP would rebound strongly from recession levels. In a blog post, Greg Mankiw expressed skepticism. In their blogs, Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman sighed. Of course there would be strong growth, they maintained, because the recovery of employment would mandate it via Okun’s Law. Mankiw challenged Krugman to a bet on the issue, but there was no response. Of course we now have a good idea of the likely o... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Book of Hours II, 16"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Book of Hours II, 16"* "How surely gravity's law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of even the strongest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world. Each thing- each stone, blossom, child- is held in place. Only we, in our arrogance, push out beyond what we belong to for some empty freedom. If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused. So, like children, we begin again to learn from the things, because they are in God's heart; they have never lef... more »

Courts usurping Parliament? (so this is news?)

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Canada (Attorney General) *v.*Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45 has an interesting passage about public interest standing. In effect the Court says the historical limit on Court proceedings being brought only by persons with a definable interest should be cut back. This is of interest because it suggests Courts can and should make decisions based on academic interest rather than the resolution of real disputes in the real world. And this brings the Courts squarely into pure public policy (of course Canadian Courts have long made such deci... more »


laura k at wmtc - 4 hours ago
Revolutionary thought of the day: And all the criminals in their coats and ties Are free to drink martinis And watch the sun rise - Bob Dylan A woman refuses to kill people, and she is torn from her family and put in jail. A man orders some people to kill some other people, and he enjoys a position of great power and prestige. A shameful human condition.

Greece wrestles with rise in hate crime

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Greece's politicians and press are agonising over a wave of attacks on immigrants, and what to do about it. * Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis threatened tougher punishment for ethnic crimes, with sentences of over three years in jail for those who attack migrant workers. The public order ministry also said it would no longer provide police guards for MPs from the far-right Golden Dawn party, which is seen by many as a key factor contributing to the climate of xenophobia in Greece. The party, which won 18 seats in parliament in June, blame some of the country's economic proble... more »

Greece's Golden Dawn opens office in New York City

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*New York - Greece's ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) has inaugurated a new office in New York City, to reach out to the Greek diaspora. A branch of the political party is already operational in Melbourne, Australia.* According to Ekathimerini two polls this weekend have placed Golden Dawn as the third political party in Greece, on nine percent of the vote. Their rise in popularity, which Digital Journal reported as standing at 22 percent, means that the ultra-nationalist party has now overtaken PASOK in public opinion. Golden Dawn is now reaching out to the Gree... more » 

My god is bigger than your god

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Around twenty-five years old, from *Spitting Image*, and still up to the minute. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Ryan... Lyin'

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Paul Ryan was roundly booed by senior citizens yesterday when he went to New Orleans for the annual AARP conference and did his Lyin' Ryan routine on them. "The first step to a stronger Medicare," he insisted, "is to repeal Obamacare." The place broke out in raucous booing-- like Blink 182 fans at a Osmonds concert. He must have thought he was back at the Atlas Society (an Ayn Rand appreciation society) luncheon when he was getting an award for being an outspoken and unabashed Wall Street shill... and for wanting to privatize Social Security (watch the video below). He claims he ... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 22nd September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck the BANDA SEA at a depth of 305.6 km (189.9 miles), the quake hit at 20:25:36 UTC Saturday 22nd September 2012 The epicenter was 298 km (185 miles) Northeast from DILI, East Timor No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Q: Where do polar bears vote?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
A: The North Poll

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake TIMOR REGION - 22nd September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck the TIMOR REGION at a depth of 53.9 km (33.5 miles), the quake hit at 19:41:34 UTC Saturday 22nd September 2012 The epicenter was 19 km (11 miles) SSE of Neob, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

'Slick Willard' Isn't So Slick Anymore

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 6 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe After the past couple of weeks, I'll have to stop using the nickname of "Slick Willard" to refer to Mitt Scumney. He hasn't been slick at all, and some of the American people are getting a chance to see whom this really is. I suppose his asinine behavior while visiting the Summer Olympic Games in London should have been enough foreshadowing of this. Like Obama's predecessor, this is a doofus, a son of privilege whose main talent seems to be for making a fool of himself. He followed up on insults to America's closest ally with the Libya debacle, attacking alleged w... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA - 22nd September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA at a depth of 54.4 km (33.9 miles), the quake hit at 18:07:55 UTC Saturday 22nd September 2012 The epicenter was 115 km (71 miles) Southwest of Banda Aceh, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

BBC Promote Unheard-Of 'Spoiler' Party

. Why is the BBC starting to intensively promote a political party no one has even heard of.........while many small parties with significant numbers of members get hardly any airtime at all? The BBC News tonight (Saturday 22nd Sept) had a short news item reporting on the 'English Democrats' conference taking place near Leicester today. The Guardian too has been covering the English Democrats. These people are, seemingly, a splinter group that has separated from UKIP. UKIP, for those who might not know, have been stealing large numbers of votes from amongst disillusioned Tories, p... more »

Rebels hit army HQ in Aleppo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*Sept. 22 - Video posted online claims to show Syrian rebels attacks attack an army regiment HQ on the outskirts of Aleppo as the government tightens security in the area. Sunita Rappai reports.*

Most Greeks feel new austerity measures are unfair: poll

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*(Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of Greeks believe new austerity measures the government has promised its international lenders in exchange for more financial aid are unfair and hurt the poorest sections of society, a poll showed on Saturday.* Near-bankrupt Greece needs the European Union and International Monetary Fund's blessing on measures worth nearly 12 billion euros ($16 billion) to unlock its next tranche of aid, without which it faces default and a potential exit from the euro zone. The conservative-led coalition is struggling to strike a balance between demands from ... more »

Bounty Offered For Anti-Islam Filmmaker

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*A Pakistani government minister has put a $100,000 price on the head of the man who made a film mocking Islam, which has sparked protests around the world.* Railways minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour told reporters in the northwestern city of Peshawar: "I announce today that this blasphemer who has abused the holy prophet, if somebody will kill him, I will give that person a prize of $100,000. "I also invite Taliban and al Qaeda brothers to be partners in this noble deed. "I also announce that if the government hands this person over to me, my heart says I will finish him with my own... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
In advance of the last throes of the election campaign season and all the other big-fun events like war with Iran, Fukushima irradiating the planet, economic collapse and climate change currently in progress, I'm taking a much needed "vacation" timeout, but as the Terminator said, "I'll be back." In the interim, there are 20,407 posts for your perusal, as well as the very many great sites in the "Favorites" side bars which I strongly encourage you to explore. Of course commenting is disabled to deter those pesky live-link comment spammers. Folks, be as safe and happy as you can, ... more »

Hedges vs. D'Souza ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 7 hours ago
Chris Hedges gets to confront the nauseating Dinesh D'Souza in a surprisingly extended moderated debate. Perhaps D'Souza is so disconnected by reality (and cosseted by wingut welfare) that he's incapable of perceiving when he's being utterly humiliated.

Mutated bird flu strain emerges in Vietnam

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*HA NOI (VNS)— A highly-virulent, newly-mutated bird flu H5N1 strain is feared to spreading from North Viet Nam to the South at a menacing pace, warned deputy head of Animal Health Department Pham Van Dong.* Speaking in Ha Noi yesterday, Dong, whose department comes under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the outbreak of this strain started in July and has so far attacked seven northern provinces plus the central province of Quang Ngai. To prevent further spreading south, the ministry has ordered provinces to strengthen inspection and control activities. In t... more »

Scientists investigate reports of a massive coral die-off on Kauai

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
* HONOLULU — A mysterious coral die-off on Kauai’s north shore is prompting a team of scientists to take a closer look at what may be killing large areas of coral reef.* Marine biologist Terry Lilley has been monitoring and documenting Kauai's marine environment for the last decade or more. This summer he was struck at how fast he was seeing something kill off what he estimates are millions of coral colonies. "Something is damaging the reefs in the whole part of the island so it has to be something relatively big," said Lilley. Lilley contacted scientists with the U.S. Geological S... more »

Florence Carlton School District, Montana: 20 to 30 students home sick with undiagnosed illness

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*FLORENCE, Mont. - Administrators at the Florence Carlton School District report that between 20 and 30 students are sick with an undiagnosed illness. * Most of the reports come from younger students between kindergarten and 6th grades. They're reporting symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It's not unlike what the district dealt with in March. Back then, the schools closed for several days to deal with a strain of the stomach flu. Right now, Superintendent John McGee says the district is watching and waiting to see what develops. Ravalli County Health Officials are investi... more »

Today in History for September 22nd

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." - Nathan Hale. AP: Today in History for September 22nd. Nathan Hale short biopic 

Strike on Iran would be suicide for Israel: Iranian general

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*TEHRAN -- The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said on Saturday that Israeli officials must be aware that the Zionist regime will be annihilated if it attacks Iran. * “The dark stain, namely the Zionist regime, is seeking to launch a war against us. Meanwhile, they are fanning the flames of war with Iran and are emphasizing the point that ‘We have to attack Iran.’ But they are so stupid and witless that their leaders are stopping them. They are not aware that if such an action is taken, they will meet their end,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari stated, the Persia... more »

Merkel, Hollande EU Unity Pledge Fails to Stretch to Bank Union

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande’s appeal for German-French unity to tackle Europe’s ills lasted all of three hours as they disagreed over closer integration of the region’s banking system.* The two leaders, marking Franco-German reconciliation after World War II, delivered back-to-back speeches in which they hailed their mutual ties, tried out each other’s language and pledged to work together for a more unified Europe to defeat the financial crisis. The bonhomie broke down at a subsequent press conference when they failed to mask their differences on a pla... more »

Anti-militia protests show frailty of Libyan state

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Upheaval in Libya's second largest city raises a collision between Libyans' aspirations for change and the capability of the country's fragile, post-Moammar Gadhafi leadership to bring it. After protests against militias rock Benghazi, leaving at least four dead, residents on Saturday vowed a new "revolution" to rid themselves of armed factions and Islamic extremists.* But authorities tried to stem the popular anger, pleading that with the police and army weak, they need some of those militias to keep security. Furious assaults by protesters against the comp... more »

ETFs as Weapons of Mass Destruction

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Majia Derivatives were at the heart of the financial crisis that began in 2007. One might argue that the effects of the crisis -- including privatization of government holdings and services and the downsizing of average citizens’ savings and incomes -- stem from financial firms’ strategic warfare with derivatives. Derivatives are indeed weapons of mass destruction, as described by Warren Buffet. As 2012 comes to a close, the western financial system faces new shocks from derivatives. This time the derivatives at issue are not simply derived from mortgage backed securities... more »

Internet freedom and the copyright wars -- a video discussion

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 8 hours ago
RT - The Julian Assange TV Show - LINK

Andrew Bird - Dark matter

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
------------------------------ *WORLD WITHOUT TORTURE: THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE WEST* ------------------------------ September 22, 2012 | Original here Paul Craig Roberts was interviewed by Nilantha Ilangamuwa, editor of Torture, a print and online magazine published by the Asian Human Rights Commission based in Hong Kong and the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims in Denmark. Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives is a new initiative which focuses on torture and its related issues globally. Writers interested in having their research on this subject published... more »

Top 10 Examples of How Hard the Campaign Trail is on Ann D. Romney

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Late last week in Iowa, Ann D. Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, attacked her husband's critics, this time Republicans. Mrs. Romney faulted her fellow conservatives for not being grateful enough to have her husband as the Republican Party's standard-bearer as well for not having an adequate enough appreciation for how hard being on the campaign was for her personally. What were some of the examples of how tough Ann D. Romney has had it on the campaign trail? ------------------------------ 10) In 2007, husband's presidential campaign made her skip a cou... more »

The 'I love gays' email from Jason Kenney

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
Yesterday, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, this email from Jason Kenney's parliamentary account landed in my inbox at the address I use for blogging, tweeting, and signing petitions. Friends, Last Friday, my colleague John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke in great detail about Canada’s principled foreign policy, including our efforts to promote basic freedoms around the world, and to take a stand against the persecution of gays and lesbians, and against the marginalization of women in many societies. I made similar remarks in my speech last November to the global conference of the... more »

A 100,000 Picture Kiosks Don't Make a Digital Summer

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 9 hours ago
The recent news that Espresso Book Machine suppliers, On Demand Books, were to partner with Eastman Kodak and ReaderLink Distribution Services to distribute book production to potentially 105,000 locations was greeted by many smaller presses and self publishing houses with great enthusiasm. Kodak is reportedly working with On Demand to integrate the Espresso Book Machine with the widely available KODAK Picture Kiosk and potentially provide 7 million titles on the long awaited ‘distribute and print’. ReaderLink open this opportunity further to include some 24,000 retail outlets (... more »

What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
I'll go with what appears to be good news: the anti-militia (and pro-American) rallies in Libya. As far as what didn't matter...I'll take the easy way out, and go with the change-from-inside supposed gaffe. Mainly because I need to link to my somewhat-related Salon column. But I'm sure y'all have plenty more. What else? What do you think mattered this week?

Project X Haren: Riots in Holland as 3000 Attend Facebook Party

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
* Riot police were forced to break up crowds at a teenager’s 16th birthday party after 3,000 people turned up because she left the Facebook event invitation open. * There were reports of six people hurt, three seriously, as shops were vandalised and looted, a car set on fire and street signs and lampposts were damaged in the northern Dutch town of Haren. Up to 600 riot police were on the scene and at least 20 arrests were made, media reports said on Friday night. Read More

David Villalobos is in critical condition after he leapt into the tiger den at the Bronx Zoo in an apparent suicide attempt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*A man was viciously mauled by a 400-pound tiger after leaping into the animal's den at New York's Bronx Zoo yesterday afternoon in an bizarre suicide attempt.* David Villalobos, 25, of Mahopac, New York, is in critical condition after being attacked by Bachuta, an 11-year-old male Amur tiger. Villalobos also had his back bitten, where a fang punctured his lung, and his body clawed, after throwing himself from a moving monorail over a protective fence into the tiger's enclosure. The man was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before he was rescued by zoo officials, who used... more »

Antonio Barbeau and Nathan Paape Charged as Adults after they Killed one of their great-grandmothers with a HATCHET and HAMMER

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Two troubled 13-year-old boys from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, are accused of murdering the 78-year-old great-grandmother of one of the suspects using a hatchet and hammer before ransacking her house in search of valuables. * The teens, identified as Antonio Barbeau and Nathan Paape, were arrested and charged as adults of first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly killing Barbara Olsen, whose body was found in a pool of blood at her home on Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint, Paape told police that on Monday, his friend-turned-accomplice told him that they would go to the... more »

Feast of Fools Triple Exposed, Sign Petition For Going To Hell, Small Frey Under Bus Again, F*cking Russian Defense Guys?

As a follow-up to yesterday's post highlighting Lew Lapham's essay on our current Feast of Fools, we have lots of good commentary explicating what is perhaps his too-overwhelming genius for knowing almost too much about political history, philosophy and the cultural mores informing our present very unpleasant situation as to lack of leadership for voters not in the top 1%. Straight from the

David Silverstein and his girlfriend are jailed for claiming $2,000-a-month in welfare for EIGHT YEARS while living in their $1.2m home

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*A wealthy chiropractor and his long-time girlfriend are swapping their $1.2 million waterfront home for prison.* The Seattle couple were discovered to be collecting almost $2,000-a-month welfare benefits and even food stamps while living in the luxury property, driving a Jaguar and travelling the world. A federal judge sentenced chiropractor David Silverstein, 60, and Lyudmila Shimonova, 53, to 18 months in prison Friday. Silverstein also must pay a criminal fine of $30,000, which comes on top of the $334,000 he’s already paid in restitution and civil penalties. Shimonova was or... more »

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake ONTARIO, CANADA - 22nd September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has struck ONTARIO, CANADA at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles), the quake hit at 16:10:39 UTC Saturday 22nd September 2012 The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) NNE of Chapleau, Canada No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Is There An Amorality To Romney's 47% Comment-- Or Something Much Worse?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
When I first saw the secret Romney tape at $50,000 a plate fundraiser in the mansion of sex orgy king and vulture capitalist Marc Leder, I figured this would really hurt Romney with people of faith. I don't think I've ever heard a message from a presidential candidate more inimical to Jesus Christ than the divisive claptrap that Romney was spewing about 47% of Americans. 47% of Americans, by the way, was (on Sept. 1 of this year) 147,773,640 people. That's a helluva lot of moochers for the Republicans to ignore and not be concerned about. But Ayn Romney gets pissed off if anyone ... more »


Sophia at American Kabuki - 9 hours ago
Welcome to our second day! With a full heart, for all the love found here, let’s begin. It is not true, not ever, that you are alone. Now, you may feel alone and look lonely, yet this is part of the illusion. The illusion of separation has been so powerfully magnified, we have even imagined isolation. If only you could step way back and see the magnificent being that is you, surrounded by the rest of us, you would know for certain this could never be true. We are One. You’ve been given this body, these eyes and heart to explore in tangible, physical ways what it is ... more »

Melting Himalayas may magnify water scarcity

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 9 hours ago
[image: Karakoram's Hunza and Lady Finger peaks. Unlike the rest of the Himalayas, which are losing mass, the Karakoram glaciers seem to be holding steady or even gaining ice, finds a new study. Takayuki Hayato / Shutterstock] By Becky Oskin, LiveScience Contributor 12 September 2012 Many politically unstable areas of South Asia are "water-stressed," meaning the areas are facing water scarcity due to poor infrastructure or simply lacking enough water to meet demand. The potential impacts of climate change on water scarcity could further inflame political tensions, finds a new re... more »

Protesters storm Islamist militia group headquarters

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Sept. 21 - Protesters stormed Ansar al-Sharia's headquarters, the Islamist militia group linked to the attack that killed four American diplomats. Deborah Gembara reports*

Brazilians march against anti-Islam film

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Sept. 22 - Brazilians of all religious faiths hold peaceful march in protest of an anti-Islam film. Julie Noce reports. *

Zoo director defends tiger after mauling

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Sept. 21 - Bronx Zoo director says his Siberian tiger, which mauled a man who jumped into its enclosure, did "nothing wrong", while praising staff for saving the man. Sunita Rappai reports.a*

U.S. bans 20 Iran officials from travel to U.N. assembly: report

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The United States has denied visas to about 20 Iranian government officials hoping to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly, including two ministers, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday.* Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a regular at the assembly since he took office in 2005, will give his final speech there on Wednesday and will address a meeting on the "rule of law" on Monday. But of the 160-or-so visas requested by the Iranian delegation two months ago, about 20 were turned down, Fars said. It gave no reason, but many Iranian officials are subject ... more »

World Without Torture: The Responsibilities of the West

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
image source Paul Craig Roberts, *Contributor* Paul Craig Roberts was interviewed by Nilantha Ilangamuwa, editor of * Torture*, a print and online magazine published by the Asian Human Rights Commission based in Hong Kong and the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims in Denmark. Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives is a new initiative which focuses on torture and its related issues globally. Writers interested in having their research on this subject published, may submit their articles to torturemag@ahrc.asia Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was educated at Georgia Tech, ... more »

ACLU: CIA refusal to explain targeted killings 'unlawful'

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
PressTV The Central Intelligence Agency should be ordered to say whether it has documents explaining the use of unmanned drones to kill individuals in Pakistan and Yemen, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a federal appeals court in Washington. The ACLU, in arguments on Thursday in Washington, said the CIA’s refusal to confirm or deny that it has records on the drone program is unlawful because President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have publicly acknowledged the program’s existence in public interviews. “We think it’s clear -- and th... more »

Washington’s Iran war game vs. real Iranian, Israeli war preparations

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Ill-assorted figures this week cited 2013 as the year in which the United States was expected to go to war on Iran. Among them was Iran’s atomic commission director Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, former US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, and players in the US-Iranian war game staged at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in Washington, whose heads are close to US President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This apparent US-Iranian concord was unusual but not fortuitous, say debkafile analysts. On the part of Washington, it had a distinct purpose, which was to demonstra... more »

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE - 22nd September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck the SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 14:38:07 UTC Saturday 22nd September 2012 The epicenter was 552 km (342 miles) NNW of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Saint Helena No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Genetically Modified Soldiers DARPA: The Mutant Wars

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
*YouTube -- ExperimentalVaccines* I never thought I would be talking about genetically modified people outside of pitching some new science fiction movie to the predictive programming industry called Hollywood. Instead I find the government admitting to secret tests being conducted on soldiers in order to genetically modify their abilities. The agency in charge of this Island of doctor Moreau research just happens to be the same department responsible for making drones and surveillance robots that will be used to gather up dissidents during the coming conflagration. The Defe... more »

Homer Votes - 2012

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
You might as well laugh

Arctic sea ice extent settles at record seasonal minimum

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 10 hours ago
[image: This image shows the different distribution of ice extent at the time of the September 2012 minimum, compared to the September 2007 minimum. Dark gray indicates where ice extent was present only in 2007; white indicates where ice extent was present only in 2012; and light gray shows where ice extent was present in both 2007 and 2012. National Snow and Ice Data Center] 19 September 2012 (NSIDC) – On 16 September 2012, sea ice extent dropped to 3.41 million square kilometers (1.32 million square miles). This appears to have been the lowest extent of the year. In response to ... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 22nd September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck the NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA at a depth of 59 km (36.7 miles), the quake hit at 13:31:04 UTC Saturday 22nd September 2012 The epicenter was 133 km (82 miles) Southeast of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

GMO Global Alert - The Truth Has Been Revealed

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
*Activist Post* * *As you will see in the video below, the results collected during a study that focused on determining the potential harm done to animals and humans from consuming GMO corn NK603 are worthy of the outrage and concern we are finally witnessing on a mass scale. The most telling discovery is that*rats fed GMO had a 600% increase in death over the control group*. Experts across the spectrum have weighed in to discuss these shocking findings. Equally disturbing are the findings surrounding the world's leading herbicide, Roundup. It is a combination that now can be conclu... more »

Sumo Wrestling: WalMart Vs Amazon

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 10 hours ago
This week, Reuters broke the news that the world’s largest store, Walmart, had taken the decision to no longer carry the world’s largest etailor’s Kindle tablets and eReaders once the existing inventory and purchase commitments had been honoured. It was reported as being a merchandising strategy and a recognition that Amazon is a real competitor across all media content. Is more about who owns the customer, who is providing the service and whose brand is actually being built than dropping some devices? In the physical world it was all about filling the shelf and if you didn’t hav... more »

Climate change severely impacting food prices – ‘The U.S. is taking a wrecking ball to the climate convention’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 10 hours ago
[image: Modelled price impacts of extreme weather event scenarios in 2030. Extreme weather events in a single year could bring about price spikes of comparable magnitude to two decades of projected long-run price increases. Oxfam, 2012] By Jaya Ramachandran, Arab News 16 September 2012 (SRPC) – While there are hardly any signs of substantive and forward-looking agreements being reached at the UN climate change conference from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7, in Doha, latest research cautions that impact of climate change on future food prices is being underestimated. “By the end of the most r... more »

US to Delist and Arm American-Killing Terror Cult

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
*Continuity of Agenda: Neo-Cons and Obama administration sponsor global terror against Iran. * Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* As the US government confirms that terrorists involved in the Benghazi, Libya US consulate attack were indeed the very militants funded, armed, and provided air support in last year's bid to overthrow the government of Libya, yet another disturbing announcement has been made. Terror organization Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK) will be delisted by the US State Department in order to clear legal obstacles in the way of overtly arming and funding the terrorists in p... more »

Terrance Nelson: Iran, Oil and the US Bloody Legacy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Terrance Nelson*Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Terrance Nelson responds to Professor Sadiq Rahimi's article on the upcoming First Nations delegation to Iran. After Nelson, former Chief of Roseau River in Manitoba, announced the visit to Iran in October, with Dakota Chiefs, Canada quickly closed its Iranian Embassy. Rahimi calls his own article, "Terrance Nelson's courtship with the Iranian Republic." *"What Nelson is attempting can have serious publicity and security implications for the Canadian government, both at home and internationally. Nelson is a popular l... more »

The Summer of Muslim Discontent: It’s Not “The Amateur Film” Stupid

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
Global Research Prof. James Petras *The so-called “Arab Spring:” is a distant and bitter memory to those who fought and struggled for a better world, not to speak of the thousands who lost, life and limb. In its place, throughout the Muslim world, a new wave of reactionaries, corrupt and servile politicians have taken the reins of power buttressed by the same military, secret police and judicial power who sustained the previous rulers.[2]* * * * * *** *Introduction* * * Death and destruction is rampant, poverty and misery has multiplied, law and order has broken down, retr... more » 

brothers and sisters

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago

Arctic sea ice melt ‘may bring harsh winter to Europe’ – ‘We’re in uncharted territory’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 10 hours ago
[image: Cars swept downstream after heavy rain, near the ford across a tributary of the River Bain, Goulceby, Lincolnshire, 4 April 2012. The ford — some distance behind the black Peugeot in this picture — usually is about 4 inches deep. The year 2012 saw the wettest British spring since records began. Paul Stainthorp / flickr] By Stephen Leahy, www.guardian.co.uk 14 September 2012 Uxbridge, Canada – The record loss of Arctic sea ice this summer may mean a cold winter for the UK and northern Europe. The region has been prone to bad winters after summers with very low sea ice, suc... more »

The One Reform that Enables All Others

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Bill Moyers has the key to restoring democracy to his United States of America. *This is a racket, plain and simple. A new report from Moody’s Investor Service says that all that spending by the parties, corporations, super PACs and other outside groups will push political ad spending up this year by half a billion dollars — 25 percent higher than 2010 – the biggest increase in history. That prompted the CEO of CBS, Leslie Moonves, to lick his chops and tell an investors conference last December, “There’s going to be a lot of money spent. I’m not saying that’s the best thing for Am... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*Jack Straw (right) UK Foreign Minister at the time of 9 11.* Jack Straw supported the invasion of Iraq. Richard Ingrams in The Independent wondered whether Straw's predecessor as Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, was removed at George Bush's request.[27] One of Jack Straw's maternal great-grandparents was a Jewish German immigrant.[1] *Straw and Rice* Reportedly George Bush eventually had Jack Straw sacked as UK Foreign Secretary. Jack Straw's son, William Straw, was cautioned by Police for drug dealing. Jack Straw has a brother who was convicted of a sex attack on a schoolgir... more »

Libertarians File Antitrust Suit Against Democrats, Republicans & Commission on Presidential Debates

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Daily Paul Breaking news: The Gary Johnson/Judge Jim Gray Campaign has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Democrats, Republicans, & the Commission on Presidential Debates for antitrust and anticompetitive acts. The voters deserve competition. https://www.facebook.com/JudgeJimGrayLPVP/posts/526500074031484 Press Release below: http://en.reddit.com/r/Libertarian/comments/109eiq/breaking_... *Thanks to JackTanner for this Link to an actual copy of the lawsuit. http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/gary-johnson-files-anti-... Press Release: JOHNSON CAMPAIGN FILES ANTI-TRUST ACTION AG... more »

Saturday 14% Blogging

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
"I sacrificed a half a million in deductions so I could win a $400K a year job. What have YOU sacrificed, lately?" #p2 #ThingsMittMightSay — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) September 22, 2012 I may or may not post later today. I have to do a little food shopping and run an errand or two in the meat world. I was thinking about writing a post about yesterday's document dump at the end of the week but it looks as if Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast covered the topic pretty well. Plus, she has more authority to speak of these things because she's an actual taxpayer (or, as Romney would... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago


Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Editor's Note: Real unemployment is as high as %40 American Free Press Keith Johnson •With 8% unemployment, why are prisoners working while citizens aren’t? By Keith Johnson As if American businesses don’t have enough trouble competing with free traders, who exploit cheap labor in third world countries to make sizable profits, they are also fighting government-run corporations that pay prisoners pennies on the dollar to manufacture cheap goods and undercut private industry. Is it any wonder that the United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the industrialized world?... more »

let them stay: two canadians speak out in the toronto star

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
From the *Toronto Star*: I am ashamed to be a Canadian. I have been involved with the campaign to keep Kim Rivera in Canada for some time. It is obvious that most Canadians think that as a conscientious objector to the war in Iraq she should stay here rather than face court martial and jail separate from her family. When I opened my Star on Thursday I saw another story of a deportation on the same page as Rivera's story. Fatemeh Derakhshandeh Tosarvandan is to be sent back to Iran, where she could face stoning as a result of an accusation of adultery. What kind of a country has Can... more »

New Jersey Education Reforms: Reckless and Irresponsible, or Just Illogical?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Following the State of the Schools Address last week by Ed Commish Chris Cerf, another of Jeb Bush's Chiefs of Change, Bruce Baker took time to elegantly eviscerate the State's misleading and disingenuous analysis, particularly in relation to low-scoring, high-poverty schools (priority schools). Below is a small clip from Baker's takedown, which describes the connections among race, class, and test performance, which the Cerf plan for corporate charter school privatization ignores. Do read the entire post, for it is relevant to every state where public education is being displaced... more »

Mayor Shrillionaire Strikes Again

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
It's really too bad that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not running as a third party presidential spoiler, as had once been threatened. That is because he makes Mitt Romney look like St. Vincent de Paul. In a parody of an FDR fireside chat, Bloomberg went on the radio yesterdayto advise the burgeoning ranks of the destitute to just wait it out. The sun'll come out tomorrow. You can bet your bottom dollar, but not his 25 billion dollars: *You* should not be that depressed, we grow out of these things, *we* have been through these cycles many, many times before zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... more »

now it can be told: why i have hated my job for the last four years

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
This is a post I've been waiting to write for years. I've been on an emotional roller coaster for the past few days. While the War Resisters Support Campaign was pulling out all the stops trying to keep Kimberly Rivera and her family in Canada, I was waiting to hear about a job I interviewed for at the children's library where I work. Between the two events, I was a roiling mass of anxiety. Apparently it was a big deal just to score an interview. I prepared intensively for it: I had to submit an outline for a storytime for toddlers - stories, "action songs", props, music - and demon... more »

Are black holes surrounded by firewalls?

LuboŇ° Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Dilaton has noticed a new, extremely provocative concept that was introduced among the quantum gravity researchers two months ago: the firewall. For decades, people teaching general relativity – including your humble correspondent (e.g. here) – have been explaining that nothing special happens to an infalling observer when she crosses a black hole event horizon. The curvature is usually pretty small there – the curvature radius is close to the black hole radius – and you only get torn apart once you approach the black hole singularity which may be much later. The event horizon... more »

Saturday Morning Linkage

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
- Mass protests against militias in Benghazi demonstrate the power of mobilization-triggers and the weakness of movements that lack proper infrastructure. - Marc Lynch analyzes *Newsweek's* #muslimrage debacle. - Chris Zambellis writes at Jamestown's *China Daily Brief* that Cairo is looking to China to provide it was exit options -- and hence increased leverage -- in US-Egypt relations; Prashanth Parameswaran reports on Sino-Malaysian relations; *IPE Zone* discusses Sino-Ukrainian trade relations. - Julian Ku at *Opinio Juris* argues that the US is li... more »

Naomi Wolf's Eulogy for the American Dream

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
Naomi Wolf saw something horrid in the Mitt Romney "behind closed doors" video - the last gasp of the *American Dream*. *...I find [Romney's] remarks fascinating and important to deconstruct because they affirm – as insider discourse captured for the public often can – the fact that a new kind of narrative for America has taken over from one of our oldest and most cherished national myths. What Romney's comments reveal is that the American Dream is dead, killed off by skepticism from the bottom up – by the 99% of lower-income and middle-class people who no longer believe in it – and... more »

Public Women, Private Women

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
I so do not belong to what this Guardian article calls paparazzi culture. Don't own a camera or cellphone. Don't do Facebook (I did for a period around the 'No Prorogue' stuff, but under my bloggy name). I have never liked having my photo taken -- the front-tooth-less bathtub shot (haha, Mom) was a heavy straw on that camel's back -- so there are just not a lot of pictures of me. I have uploaded exactly one photo of myself -- that a couple of weeks ago onto LinkedIn. (I had and have severe misgivings about it, but hey, I need work.) I had never heard of 'creep shots' and 'revenge p... more »

Friday Night Lites

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 12 hours ago
[image: around_3] *Pomelo peels drying. They will be mashed and mixed with sugar to make a base for pomelo tea.* Han Yi-shaw in the NYTimes has produced a total propaganda column on the Senkaku mess, with highly selective use of sources and what appears to be a deliberate mistranslation. I'll take a look at it tomorrow, no time tonight. But once again, I urge the reader to consult this awesome post in Chinese with maps and texts as well as Ampontan's post Coming Attractions. Han's piece is well beyond sad, sadder still that someone as well known as Kristoff gave it his imprimatur, i... more »

A Brit MD Blows the Whistle on Big Pharma

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
The allegation is simple. Pharmaceutical companies provide doctors with studies favourable to their products but don't publish studies that show the drug to be worthless or worse. *I did everything a doctor is supposed to do. I read all the papers, I critically appraised them, I understood them, I discussed them with the patient and we made a decision together, based on the evidence. In the published data, reboxetine was a safe and effective drug. In reality, it was no better than a sugar pill and, worse, it does more harm than good. As a doctor, I did something that, on the bal... more »

Swiss Move to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 12 hours ago
Philip Smith *StopTheDrugWar* Switzerland is on the verge of decriminalizing the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana after the lower house of parliament Thursday agreed to align itself with the Senate's version of the legislation, according to the Swiss news portal Swissinfo.ch. A final reading of the bill is expected to happen before the end of the fall session next week. That would bring Switzerland in line with most of its Western European neighbors, which tolerate small-time marijuana possession. The move comes four years after voters rejected outright legalization in ... more »

Brandon Turbeville - Agenda 21 & the Council on Governments Strategy Pt. 3

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 12 hours ago
*YouTube - UCYTV* Part 3: As Above, So Below: The Globalist Agenda Reflected in Local Politics Through 'Council of Governments' http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/08/as-above-so-below-globalist-agenda.html For Brandon Turbeville's most recent articles, visit his archive page: http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/search/label/Brandon%20Turbeville *Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Co... more »

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