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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

25 September - Blogs I'm Following II

Federal minister Jason Kenney @ TRUFederal minister Jason Kenney @ TRU (Photo credit: Thompson Rivers)
A quote from Van Heerden is on this neighborho...A quote from Van Heerden is on this neighborhood memorial to Katrina dead in the Bywater section of New Orleans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Corps of Discovery Monument, Jefferson City, MOCorps of Discovery Monument, Jefferson City, MO (Photo credit: don j schulte @ oxherder arts)
I know it's counterintuitive - but since I'm batching everything at once the older posts are the II editions

Democracy Fatally Threatened? (Well, North American Democracy, Anyway) & One Good Reason Not To Vote for Obama? Freeloader Erskine Bowles Set To Run Treasury! (Into the Ground)

As we move ever closer to declaring outright war on Iran (and make no mistake about it, that's what the weasel words of "necessary air defense," "attacked American officials," and "protection of civilians" means in the Middle East when used by those not living there), even more middle-of-the-road liberals take a stand against the forces of impending darkness. The leftists have, of course, been


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*New Ruling on Katrina Favors Corps of Engineers ~John Schwartz, NYT* *"As Ivor van Heerden said all along, the appeal was never about the science. The appeal was never about whether the Corps was negligent. The appeal was about whether the Corps was immune."* ~Sandy Rosenthal, founder Levees.org *MC252 ~American Zombie* *NOLA Transit: App Eases RTA Stress ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Seismic activity near cavern linked to sinkhole ~The Advocate*~Parish officials question findings by salt cavern owner *Video Evidence Of Corrupt Official Throwing Packers Game?! ~Saints Tailgate * *Chris Rose: ... more »

Jason Kenney's Blast Email to Gay Canadians

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
To my mind there is nothing wrong here - Kenney kept a list of people who wrote to him on Gay refugee issues and sent a note to those on that list. The problem was the apparent autosending of names, without notice, from the petition. And that's not Kenney's fault: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/24/jason-kenneys-office-mined-web-petition-to-target-message-to-gay-canadians/ OTTAWA — For many who received an email from Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney about gay refugees on Friday, the message raised one important question: How did he know I'm gay? Th... more »

Anti-Smoke Belching Racket, Part 4

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
* This is my article today in the online magazine, http://www.thelobbyist.biz/perspectives/less-gorvernment/1355-anti-smoke-belching-harassment- -------------- More government regulations and prohibitions coupled with bad governance in the country almost always result in more corruption. When government officials and personnel are given more power to restrict and prohibit certain human and economic activities unless those activities are able to secure first certain permits or certifications, the temptation to bureaucratize and tighten the requirements is high. In land transportation... more »

The Drugs Don't Work: A Modern Medical Scandal by Ben Goldacre

The Drugs Don't Work: A Modern Medical Scandal by Ben Goldacre Guardian UK, 24 September 2012 *The doctors prescribing the drugs don't know they don't do what they're meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they're not telling.* Reboxetine is a drug I have prescribed. Other drugs had done nothing for my patient, so we wanted to try something new. I'd read the trial data before I wrote the prescription, and found only well-designed, fair tests, with overwhelmingly positive results. Reboxetine was better than a placebo, and as good as any other a... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago

Syrian mortar bombs land in Israeli orchard

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
* (Reuters) - Mortar bombs fired from Syria crossed the frontier with Israel and landed in an orchard early Tuesday, but caused no injuries or damage, the Israeli army said.* A military spokesman said the bombs were not aimed at Israelis and that Israel had lodged a complaint with the United Nations observer force that monitors a long-standing, de facto truce between the two countries. A source in the area said the orchard belonged to an Israeli agricultural community in the occupied Golan Heights which lie close to Syrian villages, where fighting has flared between Syrian rebels a... more »

Inflation over time

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
A graphic from Apple Daily, Sept 24, reminds us why the Ma Administration is thrusting Taiwan into the Senkakus mess: because the gov't needs a good distraction. Inflation ticks along at a steady pace, normal but painful in a nation with stagnating salaries. The list shows the price changes in goods since 1998, including rent -- a 30 ping apt has risen from $15K to $22K a month, not one of the bigger rises. Ordinary people are being forced out to the Taipei burbs.... or farther. Masking the effects of price rises is the Taiwanese habit of living at home until marriage, meaning that... more »

Major Victory for Quebec Students And Environmental Activists by Richard Fidler

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
Major Victory for Quebec Students, Environmental Activistsby Richard Fidler Global Research Canada, 24 September 2012 *Their demonstrations have shaken Quebec in recent months, and on September 20th students and environmentalists won major victories.* *At her first news conference as premier, Pauline Marois announced that her Parti Québécois government had cancelled the university tuition fees increase imposed by the Charest Liberal government, and would repeal the repressive provisions of Law 12 (formerly Bill 78) * *Charest had imposed in his efforts to smash the province’s mas... more »

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 25th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS at a depth of 565km (351.1 miles), the quake hit at 05:37:52 UTC Tuesday 25th September 2012 The epicenter was 556 km (345 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Envoy Fears Syria's Civil War Could Spread

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
* Syria's civil war is worsening and could spread across the Middle East, an international envoy has told the UN Security Council.* Lakhdar Brahimi said the situation is "extremely bad and getting worse", adding that it is a "threat to the region and a threat to peace and security in the world". Activists claim nearly 30,000 people have died in the uprising which began in March 2011 - this includes reports of attacks on Monday by Syrian warplanes in the northern city of Aleppo. Mr Brahimi has just returned from Syria and refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey, and produced a gloomy re... more »

UK Floods: Homes Evacuated In Northumbria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
* Residents in Morpeth have been told to take 'immediate action' as a precaution against the flooding from the River Wansbeck bursting its banks. * The move comes as a flood warning was issued in Northumbria early this morning leading to some residents of Morpeth evacuating their homes. In parts of North Yorkshire six people had to be rescued from vehicles stranded in floodwater overnight and Fire and Rescue Service received more than 80 calls to incidents related to the heavy rain. Five people also had to be rescued from their vehicles in the Skeeby area while one person was rescue... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 18 hours ago
Many charities are fronts for the CIA and its friends. *1.* In early September 2012, Pakistan ordered foreigners working for *Save the Children* to leave Pakistan. Pakistan stated that Save the Children was being used by Western spies. A doctor accused of assisting the CIA claimed that Save the Children had introduced him to US intelligence officers. Pakistan orders Save the Children foreign workers to leave. *Child actors? Propaganda for the CIA? A Save the Children film.* *2.* On 25 September 2012, Save the Children produced what appears to be a piece of propaganda for the CIA.... more »

The Palestinian Authority are not Israel's 'partners in peace'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
PA Chief Justice of Religious Court: Quran says Jews are evil Dr. Tayseer Al-Tamimi, PA Chief Justice of Religious Court, and Chairman of Supreme Council of Islamic Law: "Concerning the Jews, the Holy Quran says that they lack understanding, are void of wisdom, know nothing, violate agreements, etc. However, the Jews were known – it was known about them throughout history – that they make false claims, lies, forgery, slander, and fabrications, in order to justify their aggression, land theft, defilement of holy sites, appropriation of land, destruction of homes, murder of children... more »

The Women Who Changed Her Brain - Review

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This book is well worth the read as it describes multiple case studies and tackles a wide range of learning deficits. Yet thirty years of practical application still puts this body of empiricism in the early days of both acceptance and general application. Listen to what I mean here. It is obvious to tackle the clearly learning deficient. It is not obvious to evaluate every individual for learning deficits. What is clear here is that the brain naturally favors what works best and empowers that against other skills. Thus application of enhancement protocols are useful f... more »

Why Obame Will Be a One Term President With Tex Enemark

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This article pretty well expresses my own thoughts on the matter. The margin of victory in 2008 was way too slight and the perfect storm of special circumstances, Obama’s impenetrable bubble and McCain’s weakness as a candidate provided only a slight margin. None of this can be properly recaptured today. Obama today must totally reenergize his support to just hold his own while Romney only needs to turn up the heat and maybe not even that. Of course, lightening could strike and something unforeseen will make it work. It is just that these elections consist getting ... more »

Erickson Project Collecting Bigfoot DNA

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This is actually the first time that I have come across the Erickson Project and I am pleased because it means that serious money is now been spent to collect DNA reports and samples. The level of infighting and skullduggery is no surprise and I simply wish that folks would keep quiet about it all. Once the glare of publicity is turned up, the BS will crawl back into the ditch. The point here is that active collection of hair samples is taking place and it is getting assayed. We are getting feedback. Unfortunately, I think that the meat sample will turn out to be a g... more »

Obama's Naivety on Foreign Policy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This item tosses a reality check on the underling failure of Obama’s obviously naïve approach to foreign policy some four years ago and only served to prove its naivety. He has also made some mistakes and some serious omissions. However, that is hardly a unique failing with presidents. Clinton certainly fumbled the Osama file and Bush slept a full year on it before it blew up in his face. Whoever wins in November will be realistic about what can be accomplished and to be fair, the hand looks pretty decent today although little of that improvement belongs to Obama ... more »

About Stephen Harper’s ambassadorial timeshare: maybe he missed the lesson on the Statute of Westminster!

david at Alberta Diary - 18 hours ago
Canadian and British Joint-Embassy diplomats work out their timeshare arrangements. Below: The young Stephen Harper on the day he missed his history lecture after lingering too long over Atlas Shrugged; Perfesser Dave feeds lines to Opposition leader Tom Mulcair last weekend; Mr. Harper at the NCC. Like Sir John A. Macdonald, a British subject I ... more »

Almost all particle physics papers will be free

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*Journals will sign a deal with libraries* In many other fields such as Earth sciences, people are dreaming about the free access for everyone. In high energy physics, this dream is becoming a reality. After all, most high energy physicists have relied on arXiv.org, a freely accessible preprint server (see a NYT story about it), as their main source of information for more than two decades. Nature tells us some details about the deal that will make the transition of journals to the free form possible. In the article called Open-access deal for particle physics, Richard Van Noord... more » 

The Palestinian war with Israel is not due to 'occupation' but Islam

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
PA TV Friday sermon "These new Mongols…the Jews, the enemies of Allah and of His Messenger, the enemies of Allah and of His Messenger! Enemies of humanity in general, and of Palestinians in particular… Our enmity with the Jews is a matter of faith, more than an enmity because of occupation and the land… Even if donkeys would cease to bray, dogs cease to bark, wolves cease to howl and snakes to bite, the Jews would not cease to harbor hatred towards Muslims. … The Prophet says: 'You shall fight the Jews and kill them.'"

Heil Mittler!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago

United States of America Corporation fiscal year ends this week; time to end the horror

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 20 hours ago
*United States of America Corporation fiscal year ends this week; time to end the horror* Posted by Benjamin Fulford September 24, 2012 The United States of America Corporation (as opposed to the Republic of the United States), based in the Vatican-like independent city state of Washington D.C., has its fiscal year end on September 30th. This criminal corporation has been constantly at war over the past 60 years if not the past several hundred years. It needs to be bankrupted once and for all and many of us are trying to do just this. The 13 inbred families that own this corpor... more »

A Night in Girl Heaven (Bloggers Night Out at Gardner Village)

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 20 hours ago
Ever wonder what heaven for women would look like? I have discovered the answer. It would look exactly like Gardner Village, in West Jordan, UT. This cute little shopping village is full of decor, apparel, fabric and much more, all in cute little old houses turned shop. Gardner Village and My Craft Channel invited some local bloggers to come spend a night checking out the little village. I have only been to Gardner Village one other time in my life and I was with my husband, someone who thinks that apparel and fabric stores were invented to torture men, so I didn't get much time to ... more »

SaLuSa, September 24, 2012

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 20 hours ago
SaLuSa, September 24, 2012 The worldwide movement to bring about peace is gaining in support, and is helping awake others of the need to no longer tolerate the lack of compliance with your demands. Success will be yours but maybe not quite in the way you would have expected. We will certainly have a hand in it, and are allowed to assist where the Lightworkers are concerned. The main focus for the time being are the governmental changes that are needed to put the right people in charge of your future. Once one country has removed those who are not working for the people, the dem... more »

Matthew Ward - September 24, 2012

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 21 hours ago
Matthew Ward - September 24, 2012 Original Golden Age master plan; most essential reforms to come simultaneously; subsequent changes; disclosure; free will; off-planet light beings’ limitations; Gaia’s vision for Earth; violence in North Africa and Middle East; record of Jesus’ wife; health in fourth density; redistribution of wealth; Earth’s ascension into fifth density 1. With loving greetings from all souls at this station, this is Matthew. The view from our vantage point could be likened to a global hurricane with millions of eyes, the tranquil areas within the massive storm... more »

Update on Black Substance in Japan

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 21 hours ago
Enenews: Report: Radioactive black substance found 230 km from Fukushima plant — “It seems to be everywhere” (PHOTOS) http://enenews.com/photos-radioactive-black-substance-found-230-km-from-fukushima-plant-in-kanto-region-tomioka-gunma-it-seems-to-be-everywhere Fukushima Dairy reports:12421.1 Bq/Kg from black substance in Gunma “It’s everywhere in the city” http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/09/12421-1-bqkg-from-black-substance-in-gunma-its-everywhere-in-the-city/ Bobby1 of Optimal Predication has found a Japanese spectroscopic analysis of the mysterious and highly radioactive black "... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 21 hours ago
We've largely forgotten about Fukushima Daini, but when I read this headline at Enenews I thought about the ramifications for the Daini plant: Cameraman: Radiation 1200x normal at main building of Fukushima plant — Everything hazardously contaminated — Only shoe covers can touch anything outside (PHOTOS) http://enenews.com/cameraman-radiation-1200x-normal-at-main-building-of-fukushima-plant-everything-is-hazardously-contaminated-only-bottoms-of-shoe-covers-can-touch-anything-outside-photos Source Title Source: Freytag Film by Daniel Freytag Aug 8th 2012: Cameraman Toby Marshall ta... more »

White House said to plan executive order on cybersecurity

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to develop voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for owners of power, water and other critical infrastructure facilities, according to people who said they had seen recent drafts of an executive order.* The prospective order would give the agencies 90 days to propose new regulations and create a new cybersecurity council at the Department of Homeland Security with representatives from the Defense Department, Justice Department, Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Commerce, a former government cybe... more »

Clinton offers more U.S. help as Libya battles militias

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered Libya more help on Monday as it seeks to rein in militias, stressing that Washington will remain a firm partner despite this month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.* Clinton met Mohammed Magarief, who was elected to head Libya's ruling national assembly in August, and received his personal apology for the September 11 attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. "What happened on 11th of September towards these U.S. citizens does not express in any way the conscience of t... more »

Clinton reassures Egypt's Morsy on US assistance

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*NEW YORK - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reassured Egypt's new Islamist president on Monday that the United States would forge ahead with plans to expand economic assistance despite anti-American protests that cast new shadows over US engagement with the region.* Clinton met Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy in New York, where both are attending this week's UN General Assembly meeting, and reinforced the Obama administration's continued commitment to provide both military and economic aid for Cairo, a senior State Department official said. "What he heard from the secretary is t... more »

Attack by Iran's Ahmadinejad sparks Israel walkout

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Iran's President called Israel a nuclear-armed "fake regime" shielded by the United States, prompting Israel's UN ambassador to walk out of a high-level UN meeting promoting the rule of law. * * *Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also accused the US and others of misusing freedom of speech and failing to speak out against the defamation of people's beliefs and "divine prophets," an apparent reference to the recently circulated amateur video made in the US which attacks Islam and denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. The Iranian leader, who has called for Israel's destruction, used h... more »

New SARS-like virus detected: WHO

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*LONDON: The World Health Organization said on Monday it is too soon to say whether there could be an outbreak of a SARS-like killer respiratory disease after health officials in Britain announced they detected a related virus in a severely ill patient from the Middle East. * British officials alerted WHO on Saturday of the new virus in a man transferred from Qatar for treatment in London. He had recently travelled to Saudi Arabia, where another man died of a similar illness earlier this year. The man in the new case was sickened by a coronavirus , from a family of viruses which ... more »

IMF's Christine Lagarde says Argentina faces 'red card'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has warned Argentina it could face sanctions unless it produces reliable growth and inflation data.* Ms Lagarde gave Argentina until 17 December to address the problem. The IMF head said the fund had given Argentina a "yellow card" but it could face a red. Private economists say annual inflation in Argentina is at 24%, much higher than the official 10% figure. "We had to choose between the yellow card and the red card. We chose the yellow card. If no progress has been made, then the red card will be out," she said. Speaking in W... more »

Greece: Blasphemy Charge Over Facebook Pasta Page

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*A man has been charged with blasphemy in Greece for lampooning a monk on Facebook.* Police allege the unnamed 27-year-old set up a Facebook page referring to the late Elder Paisios by the mocking name Geron Pastitsios, which is a Greek pasta and beef dish. In a screenshot of the Facebook page, which has now been removed from the social network, the monk is shown with a plate of pastitsios in front of him. The suspect was arrested on the island of Evia at the weekend after complaints were received by the Greek police's cyber crime bureau. Police confiscated the man's laptop and "... more »

Abu Hamza CAN Be Extradited To US

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US after Europe's human rights judges rejected his request for an appeal, officials have said. * Hamza wanted to fight a European Court of Human Rights ruling that extradition would not breach his human rights. But his request was rejected by a panel of judges, a spokesman for the court said. The unanimous judgment said there would be no human rights breach either as a result of likely detention in ADX Florence "supermax" prison in Colorado, or the length of possible sentences on conviction. The decision means Hamza, who wa... more »

Tornado damages 120 houses, fells trees, posts in QC, Philippines

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*At least 120 houses were damaged in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, after a tornado tore through the community around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.* Barangay chairperson Crisell Beltran said the tornado blew off the roofs of houses and uprooted several trees and electric posts, causing a power outage in the area. According to residents, the tornado hit the communities of Area 5 and Lingayen in Sitio Veterans, Panther Street in Sitio Veterans 4 and a house in Spring Country. Fortunately, no one was reported killed or hurt when it struck. Beltran, meanwhile, asked the city government... more »

Poisoned food: 170 police recruits hospitalised, India

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*KARACHI: More than 170 recruits were reportedly shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), on late Sunday night after eating poisoned food served at a police training centre located in Razzaqabad.* Around 20 of the police recruits were in a serious condition after having dinner at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Elite Police Training Centre, Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police, Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari said, adding that no deaths resulted from the incident. Leghari told The Express Tribune that he had asked Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi, Iqbal Mahmood and Deputy Insp... more »

We Need More Balance In The Senate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Gee willikers, I sure don't want to see Miss McConnell setting the agenda in the Senate next year. Is that enough of a reason to vote for some exceptionally putrid Democratic candidates? Reactionary corporate whore Joe Manchin in West Virginia? Reactionary Blue Dog Joe Donnelly in Indiana who's anti-Choice, anti-gay and anti-just about everything that has anything to do with being a Democrat? Corrupt *and* reactionary Shelley Berkley in Nevada? Pandering business shill Tim Kaine in Virginia? Without victories in these states, the GOP will capture the Senate. But how do you pull a... more »

Daniel Samper Pizano : Here Come the Nuns!

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 21 hours ago
Image from the Brisbane Times. Here come the Nuns! They do not preach it from a pulpit, but live it with their example, in miserable hospitals, in shanty towns, schools, jungle dispensaries, and in places of conflict. By Daniel Samper Pizano / The Rag Blog / September 24, 2012 God knows how to do Divine stuff: the one who doesn't know is the Pope. In a display of celestial irony, women,

Japan fires water cannon to turn away Taiwan boats

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Japanese Coast Guard vessels fired water cannon to turn away about 40 Taiwan fishing boats and eight Taiwan Coast Guard vessels from waters Japan considers its own on Tuesday in an unexpected twist to a row between Tokyo and Beijing. * Japan protested to Taiwan, a day after it lodged a complaint with China over what it said was a similar intrusion by Chinese boats. Sino-Japanese relations deteriorated sharply this month after Japan bought disputed islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, sparking anti-Japan protests across China. Taiw... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TIMOR REGION - 25th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck the TIMOR REGION at a depth of 21.4 km (13.3 miles), the quake hit at 03:08:13 UTC Tuesday 25th September 2012 The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) NNE of Leof, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 25th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck TONGA at a depth of 80 km (49.6 miles), the quake hit at 03:06:50 UTC Tuesday 25th September 2012 The epicenter was 40 km (24.8 miles) Northwest of Hihifo, Tonga No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF AFRICA - 25th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck SOUTH OF AFRICA at a depth of 15.7 km (9.8 miles), the quake hit at 01:43:14 UTC Tuesday 25th September 2012 The epicenter was 1127 km (700 miles) Southwest of Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO - 24th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 22:55:13 UTC Monday 24th September 2012 The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) SSE from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 24th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR at a depth of 48.2 km (30 miles), the quake hit at 22:22:13 UTC Monday 24th September 2012 The epicenter was 60 km (37.2 miles) SSW from San Marcos, San Salvador, El Salvador No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN - 24th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck TAIWAN at a depth of 23.8 km (14.8 miles), the quake hit at 21:57:35 UTC Monday 24th September 2012 The epicenter was 40 km (24.8 miles) NNE of Taitung City, Taiwan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake PORTUGAL - 24th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck PORTUGAL at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles), the quake hit at 21:52:50 UTC Monday 24th September 2012 The epicenter was 22 km (13.6 miles) East of Odemira, Portugal No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On layoffs

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
“We have a weird double standard. When an employee leaves a company for greener pastures—maybe higher pay, maybe more satisfying work, maybe a more pleasant commute—nobody complains. Of course he should do what’s best for him. “But when a business does the same thing? When it judges that some jobs are draining profits and need to be cut? Then it’s as if some nefarious sin has been committed… “Small comfort to the guy who finds himself out of work, though, right? Actually, it should be something of a comfort. Think about it. You work for an employer because you think it’s a good d... more »

BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Faith and Resistance of the Catonsville Nine

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 22 hours ago
Faith and resistance: The story of the Catonsville Nine: Peters’ compelling narrative renders the Catonsville Nine not as saints or as villains, but as human beings who could no longer be silent in the face of injustice and war. By Ron Jacobs / The Rag Blog / September 24, 2012 [The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era by Shawn Francis Peters (2012: Oxford

Is This Man The Only Hope For America? US Presidential Candidate, Merlin Miller, Tells It Like It Is: Israel Did 9-11, And Criminal Jews Control US Politics

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 23 hours ago
Living in Canada, I have a very unique perspective when it comes to the upcoming US farce of a Presidential race for the White House. I see the entire Republican versus Democratic fight for the Presidency of the United States to be a complete farce and a sham. Both of the main candidates for the upcoming US Presidential elections, Willard Romney and Barry Soetoro, are nothing but total Israel kiss assers, who will do nothing other than obey their Jewish masters' interests and commands. It is very sad to say that selecting either of these clowns is a moot point, because in both c... more »

(Updated)Tails of a Pervert, and Tales of a Federal Front Party

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
Well well well, the above picture is now to be placed at the BC Legislature and on the door of all Christy Clark`s offices... This was and is a quid pro qou event...In other words, rumours and innuendo have been flying around for months that Ken Boesenkool has been harassing staffers, in a sexual way, and what happened a few weeks ago was only one of many transgressions committed by Ken(I can do whatever I wan`t ) Bosenkool, .... I was the only one in the province who wrote, and suggested that Kenny Boesenkool should be fired immediately for going behind Christy Clark`s back and ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 23 hours ago
*Hurricane Katrina damage judgment against Army Corps of Engineers is reversed by federal appeals court ~Mark Schleifstein *

Moyers to Expose ALEC - Right Wing Whines!!!!

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 day ago
Yes sirree ! ALEC is going to be on TV. Bill Moyers will be doing a special this week on ALEC and introducing the United States to the nastiness known as ALEC. Next Week's Bill Moyer's & Company will feature ALEC. A documentary named The United States of ALEC Yes, sirree!!!! ALEC is going to be on TV AND the right wing is shitting nickels. They have already started the media spin trying to save ALEC’s butt. But – now – the entire United States is going to know about the nastiness known as the ALEC. Now is the time to check you local listings and have an ALEC party. Bring lo... more »

Homeland Security is Working for Monsanto

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
William Kincaid When we see photographs of rats grossly deformed by massive tumors after eating genetically engineered corn laced with Roundup, it's not good news for Monsanto. People understand instantly in looking at those pathetic rats that organic food is not a niche market or a expensive luxury, but a life or death issue, because the rats were fed corn that is part of the American diet. All the studies that were required but bypassed before GMOs were unleashed into the food chain seem compressed into this one devastating study by CRIIGEN. The Monsanto lies are exposed. P... more »

Appeals court rules drivers can be detained indefinitely for paying tolls with large denomination bills

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Madison Ruppert,* Contributor* In one of the more insane rulings recently – the appeals court decision to block the judge’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of the Obama administration’s indefinite detention notwithstanding – a federal appeals court ruled that motorists can, essentially, be held indefinitely at toll booths if they pay the toll with a large denomination bill. The ruling (PDF courtesy of The Newspaper) came down in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, on September 19, 2012 in the case of Chandler v. FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation). The chandl... more »

Willard dumps a phony-baloney 2011 tax return on us, and a 20-year tax fairy tale, and expects us to thank him

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"It’s time for Mitt Romney to come clean about both his tax returns and plans to increase taxes on the middle class while slashing them even further for the wealthiest Americans."* *-- from ThinkProgress's* "10 Questions: More Questions Than Answers About Romney & Taxes" *by Ken* I was fit to spit when Willard Inc. dumped his brand-new 2011 tax return -- you know, the one with the strange label like it's provisional or something? -- into the legendary Friday news dump. Not so much because of the trick he was trying to use but because indications were that the sleazy slimebag (and... more »

Today in History for September 24th: Birth of F. Scott Fitzgerald And 60 Minutes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
"Either you think — or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Lightning does not glide

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
  This really should end all 'debate' on the F-35. Via MoS.

200 Reasons to Say No to the F-35

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 day ago
There were at least 200-instances since 1988 when CF-18 pilots had to shut one engine down and return to base on the remaining engine. Put another way, the Canadian Air Force had two hundred examples over the past 24-years when, had they been flying the F-35, their aircraft might have been lost. When you're talking a total buy of 65 F-35's Canada proposes, that means running out of air force awfully quickly. Bad for the airplanes, worse yet for the poor buggers flying them. If we have to chip in to save Lockheed Martin from disaster, shouldn't we be telling Washington to get off... more » 

What is white and goes RRRRG! RRRRG!?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
A polar bear walking backwards.

Politicians: CIA injects toxins over Sweden

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 day ago
AirCrap Chemicals, viruses and heavy metals sprayed out over Sweden – by the CIA and the government. I think the Green Party leader in Vingåker. - We need to get engineers on the aircraft to stop putting in these containers, says Roy Hagberg. Vingåker.Foto: STINA JÄRPERUD / KATRIN HOLMS Courier It was in Thursday’s Katrineholms Courier as politician Roy Hagberg went out with his thesis – which by all established researchers dismissed as mere conspiracy theories. Emit toxic Roy Hagberg had seen a picture in the newspaper under the caption envisioned aircraft exhaust or condensate... more »

In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated." Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms to Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats to the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president's comments as "disgusting, offensive and outrageous."... more »

What’s going on in China?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
What’s going on in China? Well, who the hell knows really. I’d love to hear stories from those who are living there, working there, or who have friends or family there that might throw some light on China right now, right when it’s on the edge of a new, and perhaps the most difficult, period of its post-Mao existence. A period in which the inhabitants of this fragile giant will have to handle, not just a new leader, but a slowdown in their rising prosperity—and maybe even a collapse. How will Chinese people react to their having embraced western prosperity, and it seemingly reje... more »

Analysis shows Fox News, Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages heavily misrepresent climate science

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 1 day ago
[image: Left: Misleading vs. accurate coverage of climate science on Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal, February to July 2012. Right: Accurate vs. misleading coverage of climate science in the Wall Street Journal opinion section, August 2011 to July 2012. Graphic by Grist with data from the Union of Concerned Scientists] NEW YORK, 21 September 2012 – The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is calling on News Corporation to improve the representation of climate science on two of its prominent media holdings, Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal’s opinion section,... more »

Grouplove - Colours [On A Rooftop]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago

Saving Social Security From Rep. Privatizing Ryan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Herbert Hoover (r) & Calvin Coolidge (center), 2 of the worst presidents in history On Saturday, while looking at the reasons why elderly AARP delegates who continuously and vehemently booed Wall Street's vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, we referenced some advice from Alan Grayson on the old tropes the Republican Party has rolled out again about Social Security: (1) Don't believe them. (2) Defeat them. He pointed out that his opponent, Paul Ryan wannabe Todd Long, "doesn't want to save Social Security; he wants to destroy it... He says that Social Security is unconstitutiona... more »

Sarah Silverman gets out the vote

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 1 day ago
Not a huge fan of Sarah Silverman but this video she made is just terrific. Needless to say NSFW -- much dropping of the F bomb. [via Balloon Juice] [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Is there a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) crisis?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
It is not clear that there is a STEM shortage, Some analysts, in fact, have claimed that there is a surplus of STEM-trained professionals (Teitelbaum, 2007; Toppo and Vergano, 2009; Bracey, 2009.) A report of the World Economic Federation (Schwab, 2012) confirms that there is no crisis. The US ranks near the top of the world on all categories related to STEM education and availability of expertise: According to the World Economic Federation, the US ranks 5th out of 144 countries in "availability of scientists & engineers," is tied for 5th in "quality of scientific research institut... more »

Catch of the Day

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 day ago
One for Sarah Kliff for some very nice ACA reporting. She went to a McDonald's, where calories per item are now listed, and asked what people thought about it. Key bit: I did find one customer who had noticed the calorie labels: Dick Nigon of Sterling, Va. He and his wife, Lea, had stopped by McDonald’s after seeing an exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. Dick had ordered for the couple, noticed the calorie labels and liked them. “I like that you have the information before you order,” he told me, when I asked about the labels. “It’s better than some kind of government health mandate in... more »

Breathe, We are One

Sophia at American Kabuki - 1 day ago
Hello! Today marks the halfway moment on this Quest. You are “Just as far in as you’ll ever be out.” (Anna Nalick – Breathe) What does that mean? It means we have a choice. Right now. We can still go either direction, and with equal effort get where we are headed. We know what going back to duality looks like. What will it take to get to Oneness? To proceed from here on you must be willing to see through the illusion. We have a saying in our house, you have to “buy the rubber suit”; a reference to the old Godzilla movies, where you could actually pick out the zipper ... more »

People's hope for prescription drugs goes up in flames

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 day ago
Medicines burn at the dump in Santa Barbara A tragedy played out late last week at the garbage dump in Santa Barbara, Honduras, where three big truckloads carrying tons of expired pharmaceutical drugs were burned. This comes less than a month after another story in the Honduran media about publicly funded prescription drugs valued at almost 13 million lempiras - $660,000 - being thrown out during 2010-11 due to expiration even while countless sick, poor Hondurans waited in vain for the medicines they'd been prescribed but couldn't afford. You only have to contract dengue fever once t... more »

Woodworth's Wank: Update for Sept. 24/12

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
To no one's surprise, Arch Abortion Foe and 44-Year-Old Virgin, Jason Kenney, is in favour of Woodworth's Wank. But today's news is that he, as a Cabinet Member in the government that swore up and down it would ^NOT reopen the abortion debate, is going to vote in favour of it. Hm. Does that mean he is ^NOT a member of the government? Or that the government is ^NOT opposed to reopening the abortion debate? Inquiring minds want to know. . . In related news, via @canadiancynic, we offer this fabulous video. The vote will be held Wednesday, September 26, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. All it n... more »

Chicken Manure at Center of Delaware Lawsuit

By:Duane Craig Chicken manure has caused an environmental group interested in preserving the waters of Delaware’s bays to file a lawsuit against a farmer and Perdue Farms, according to this article. The charge is that the chicken manure from operations seep into local waterways, eventually reaching Chesapeake Bay. But a recent motion by lawyers for the defendants requests the members of the court to visit the operations which are more than 120 miles from the courthouse. The plaintiffs claim that visiting the site would be arduous because of its distance and that conditions could h... more »

Nobody’s Fault

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
A fine (but sad) poem by my friend Len Libman: * * * * He screamed, she screamed You bitch, you bastard The children huddled under the stairs. He swung, she swung He punched, she slapped The children huddled under the stairs. He pointed a finger, she pointed a finger It's your fault, you're to blame The children huddled under the stairs. He stabbed, she fired He killed, she killed The children huddled under the stairs. No one moved, there was a sigh The house was silent The children came out from under the stairs.

Shocker: President Obama Tells The Truth About Israel's Anti-Iran Propaganda On 60 Minutes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
In an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday, September 23, President Obama correctly described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's endless chatter about Iran as "noise." At the same time, the Obama administration took the MEK off the U.S. terror list, a bizarre move that has been criticized by pro-peace activists in America and Iran. The MEK is widely acknowledged as a *terrorist cult* that has no legitimacy in Iran because it sided with Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran in the 1980s. Read Glenn Greenwald's article about the U.S. getting in bed with the M... more »

A Quick Note on the Necessity of Spin

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 day ago
No, Jimmy Carter didn't really lead Ronald Reagan for most of the 1980 campaign, only to have Reagan suddenly surge from behind at the last minute (John Sides really took care of this a while ago). But, you know, what's a campaign behind in the polls supposed to do? Of course they're going to find some historical evidence, no matter how dubious, to show that everything is going exactly as they want it to be. And they better do that; it would be irresponsible not to. After all, for a candidate who is not all that far behind but would need some external shock to change things (which i... more »

“Shooting down the planes is not an option!” Vice President Biden explodes. “Tell Bibi the president of the United States wants to talk to him now!”

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 1 day ago
By Karim Sadjadpour and Blake Hounshell, September 23, 2012 "Washington Post" -- September 21, 2012 - For months, Israel has threatened to strike Iran’s nuclear sites. The United States has urged restraint. If such an operation were launched, how might Washington react? President Obama is enjoying a quiet dinner with Michelle, Sasha and Malia at the White House residence on a Thursday evening in October when he gets the call. Two dozen Israeli fighter jets have just entered Jordanian airspace, apparently en route to Iran, chief of staff Jack Lew tells him. They will enter Iranian ai... more » 

Jason Kenney, creep

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
Via Dawg, I learn the following: An email extolling the Conservative government’s record on gay rights has some recipients wondering how Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney knows their sexual orientation. The email from Kenney’s MP’s office sent Friday trumpets the Conservative government’s initiative to help and gay and lesbian refugees, particularly in Iran. What other

Jeremy Bowen's Rosh Hashonah Twitter Q&A

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
I've just been checking my records and I found that I never received an acknowledgement of my complain from the BBC re this matter. This matter is something that I feel really deeply about so I have lodged another complaint, just in case the BBC have 'lost' the original. Your Complaint Type of complaint: BBC News (TV Radio Online) What is your complaint about: BBC News Online URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19601920 Complaint category: Bias Contacted us before: Yes Reason for contacting us again: Haven't received a response yet Reference: Complaint title: Jeremy Bow... more »

The Middle East and Africa on edge- Resumed and Concluded

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
This has now turned into that long rambling post I warned you about earlier. There is simply so much going on, all over the place, it is overwhelming and begs coverage. So here it all is! *Still reading up on Libya.* The brigade the CIA is pointing fingers at for the attack on the consulate is a US proxy fighting group, as far as I can tell. This group fought to overthrow and murder Gadaffi on behalf of US/NATO. The group I am speaking of is Ansar al-Sharia and it's leader has been making the mainstream media rounds in the West, oddly enough? Then we allegedly have Libyan citizens... more »

William C. Chittick: "The Recovery of Human Nature"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*William C. Chittick - The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi*. *Wikipedia:* William C. Chittick is a leading translator and interpreter of classical Islamic philosophical and mystical texts. He is best known for his groundbreaking work on Rumi and Ibn 'Arabi, and has written extensively on the school of Ibn 'Arabi, Islamic philosophy, Shi'ism, and Islamic cosmology. Born in Milford Connecticut, Chittick finished his BA at the College of Wooster in Ohio, and then went on to complete a PhD in Persian literature at Tehran University under the supervision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in 1974. He tau... more »

World's Best Homemade Play-Doh

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
My little girl has an obsession with Play-doh. Play-doh isn't my favorite thing in the world, but my mom has been feeding her obsession. She is still young and likes to mix the colors, but then she doesn't want to play with the mixed up blob, in order to not go broke from buying new colors, I dusted off our tried and true family favorite. This recipe does require a stove, but the play-doh comes together so nicely I think it is worth it! You will need: 2 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1 teaspoon cream of tarter 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon food coloring 2 cups water I used to... more »

Reinventing Collapse

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 1 day ago
Dmitry Orlov grew up in the Soviet Union (USSR), before it collapsed and was reborn as the Russian Federation. In the mid-’70s he moved to the US. On extended visits to his Leningrad home, he directly observed the unpleasant process of a powerful empire collapsing. On later visits he observed how the Russians had adjusted to living in a post-empire society. It’s very clear to him that America is also a rotting powerful empire — socially, politically, economically. We spend far too much on the military, our debt levels defy the imagination, Peak Cheap Energy is behind us, and bi... more »

What Is Countrywide, Why Is It A Scandal And Why Should Buck McKeon Face Justice?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday, in a post about the injustice inherent in a lack of accountability for Florida Congressman David Rivera's crime spree, I decided to dip into some research I had already been doing for this post on Buck McKeon and his own lack of accountability for his own crime spree. The research was just some reading by Chris Hayes from his new book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy and I decided that I would use it yesterday and, to be fair, include a little something about McKeon in the Rivera post. The two might wind up being cellies in a future episode of *Lock-Up... more »

U.S. poised to hand over $197 million to another solar panel start-up......Sssh! Don't Mention Solyndra

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*(Reuters) - A tiny solar company named SoloPower will flip the switch on production at a U.S. factory Thursday, a major step toward allowing it to tap a $197 million government loan guarantee awarded under the same controversial program that supported failed panel maker Solyndra.* SoloPower has initiated a strategy to differentiate it from struggling commodity players in the solar panel industry. Still, there are several similarities between SoloPower and Solyndra - which became a lightning rod in the U.S. Presidential campaign this year after taking in more than $500 million in g... more »

Ahmadinejad says Iran ready to defend against Israeli attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*(Reuters) - Iran does not take seriously Israeli threats of attack, but is prepared to defend itself, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday, while saying that Israel has "no roots" in the history of the Middle East and would be "eliminated."* Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted Israel could strike Iran's nuclear sites and has criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's position that sanctions and diplomacy should be given more time to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Iran denies that it is seeking nuclear arms and says its atomic work is peac... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA - 24th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA at a depth of 60 km (37.2 miles), the quake hit at 14:39:56 UTC Monday 24th September 2012 The epicenter was 17 km (10.5 miles) Northeast of Yelizovo, Kamchatka No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

An Interesting Number

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
Polls at this point aren't much of a harbinger of anything. But a new poll by Abacus Data puts Stephen Harper's negative numbers at 50%. One out of every two Canadians disapprove of the prime minister. And the Conservatives and the New Democrats are tied, each with 35% support. What is even more interesting is the geographical breakdown of that support: The Conservatives also held a wide lead in Alberta, though with the NDP at 29 per cent the race is far closer than is usually the case. For their part, the New Democrats held a statistically significant lead in Atlantic Canada wit... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 1 day ago
Governments... love child abuse... No other criminal activity... gives such control over those who commit it. - Ex Senator STUART SYVRET In the UK, gangs have been providing certain Moslems with kids for sex. The government authorities appear to have been protecting these child sex-abuse gangs. *British Moslems* The UK Moslems involved in the child-sex abuse are originally from countries which are of interest to the UK security services - Iraq, Kosovo, Kurdistan and Pakistan. Might the UK security services have recruited UK Moslems to fight in Iraq, Kosovo, Pakistan, Libya... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS - 24th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has struck SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS at a depth of 37.7 km (23.4 miles), the quake hit at 13:57:33 UTC Monday 24th September 2012 The epicenter was 246 km (152 miles) Southwest of Merizo Village, Guam No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

The benefit of being very light in weight

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
The diving squirrel...

San Francisco: Retire Columbus Day

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
*Retire Columbus Day* *By United Native Americans* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com * * INDIGENOUS DAY OF RESISTANCE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS RALLY & MARCH to Decolonize the World on the Truth of Christoper Columbus and his Insidious Hate Crimes he Committed Against the Indigenous Peoples of The Americas Known as Turtle Island. Our Peaceful March will begin from foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets located near Fisherman's Wharf to Coit Tower Rally in Front of the Columbus Statue Sunday, October 7th, 2012 From 10:00 am -1:00 pm Press Conference from Noon to 1:00pm at Coi... more »

Drought and Climate Change

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 1 day ago
The amount of nonsense in public debate on extreme events and climate changeremains at a high level. This is great news for me because it provides plenty of opportunities to discuss what the actual science says and how we think we know what we know. As I have long argued, accurate representations of the state of science of extremes is far more important as a matter of scientific integrity than to the hyper-politiczed debate over climate change. Put another way, it is highly unlikely that misrepresentations of the state of science will do much to move action on energy policies, but ... more »

Early Voting and Polls/Predictors

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 day ago
I put this up on twitter, but I might as well write a post about it: I feel that there's pretty good information out there about the rules and extent of early voting (see Michael McDonald's excellent work tracking voting-so-far, plus follow links to his other work on this), but a lot less about how the various public opinion polls handle early voting and how the various predictor models out there that are primarily based on polls handle it. Or maybe it's out there and I just haven't seen it. But for example Nate Silver today, in a very nice state-of-the-race post, noted in a short ... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ * the**REALnews Permalink* September 23, 2012** *Michael Hudson: QE3 Another Fed Give Away to the Banks * Shoveling money to the banks not meant to create jobs, it’s a way to give banks even more speculative capital and prepare them for another meltdown More at The Real News *Bio* Michael Hudson is a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Let's Point Fingers ~Who Dat Indig-Nation* **  
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