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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

26 September - Blogs I'm Following

5:20 pm MDST

Censored News celebrates six years of publishing the warriors!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 25 minutes ago
*Celebrating six years of publishing!* *By Brenda Norrell, publisher* brendanorrell@gmail.com *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Censored News bolts into its seventh year of publishing in October 2012. It has been a bumpy ride to keep it going. But always there are those who have no other place to post their news for a global audience. The worst offenders, like the US Border Patrol, Canadian mining corporations, the US government, and other human rights abusers are able to either co-op, or silence, most of the media. The news reporters that can not be squelched are ... more »

The Aeneid

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 27 minutes ago
YouTube video description [Channel - Gottfried Leibniz]: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 'The Aeneid', Virgil's great epic poem about Rome. Guests include Catherine Edwards, Edith Hall and Philip Hardie.

State court ruling deals blow to U.S. bank mortgage system

Intercept at The Intercept - 39 minutes ago
Reuters Michelle Conlin The highest court in the state of Washington recently ruled that a company that has foreclosed on millions of mortgages nationwide can be sued for fraud, a decision that could cause a new round of trouble for the nation's banks. The ruling is one of the first to allow consumers to seek damages from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, a company set up by the nation's major banks, if they can prove they were harmed. Legal experts said last month's decision from the Washington Supreme Court could become a precedent for courts in other states. The case ... more »

[Video] Reverse Defections: Ex-FSA Members Defect Again to Rejoin Syrian Army

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 43 minutes ago
YouTube video description [Channel - Eretz Zen]: Al Mayadeen TV has shown a group of Syrians who had defected earlier from the Syrian Army to join the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) before realizing that what they were doing was wrong, so they decided to rejoin the legal Syrian Arab Army, while stating that their weapons should only be used for the liberation of Palestine rather than fighting their own citizens. The name of the speaker is: Khaled Abdul-Rahman al-Zalem.

Health Spending 6: DOH's Proposed 2013 Budget

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 58 minutes ago
Government healthcare spending is among the biggest items in the national budget. Such spending is not limited to the budget of the (a) Department of Health (DOH) but also to (b) state universities like the PGH under the UP budget, (c) DND and DILG for the AFP and PNP Hospitals, (d) PCSO, PAGCOR which give away ambulances and provide hospitalization coverage to some poor people, (e) other Departments and national government agencies, (f) local governments with their respective city/district/provincial hospitals, (g) charity groups, corporate foundations, company spending, and so on. ... more »

Organs taken from patients that doctors were pressured to declare brain dead: suit

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
Washington Post Jamie Schram The New York Organ Donor Network pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead so their body parts could be harvested — and even hired “coaches” to train staffers how to be more persuasive, a bombshell lawsuit charged yesterday. The federally funded nonprofit used a “quota” system, and leaned heavily on the next of kin to sign consent forms when patients were not registered as organ donors, the suit charged. “They’re playing God,” said plaintiff Patrick McMahon, 50, an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who claims he was fired... more »

Rocket from Syria lands in northern Israel, Damascus official denies reports of misplaced army shelling

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A top Syrian government official speaking to KleinOnline denied that a rocket launched from Syria that landed in northern Israeli territory today was misplaced Syrian army firing, as has been widely reported. “I am not aware of any clashes between the Syrian Army and the rebels taking place so close to the Israeli border,” added the Syrian official. “In any case, the Syrian army does not fire rockets against the rebels.” The official further said that mortars launched from Syria that landed in Israel yesterday were not related to any fighting between the rebels and the Syrian army.... more »

North Korean fishing boat incursions mysteriously start to begin at night

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Yet another North Korean fishing vessel has crossed the Northern Limit Line in the West Sea and been ordered to return to North Korean waters by the ROK Navy. According to the military official who released the news this lunchtime, “A single North Korean fishing vessel crossed the NLL to the east of Yeonpyeong Island at 9:38PM last night and travelled 0.4 nautical miles south. One of our naval speedboats was immediately dispatched, and the vessel retreated as soon as it was issued with a warning.” Seven similar violations of the NLL by fishing vessels have occurred this month alon... more »

"I'm Lovin' It": Fast-Food Logos 'Imprinted' in Children's Brains, Study Says

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Childhood obesity is a growing health concern in the public sphere, but for many of us, it also hits close to home. But while public health campaigns have singled in on parents providing children with unhealthy nutrition options and with poor examples of healthy eating, new research indicates that some of the problem may lie with fast food companies and their overly effective marketing campaigns. A study has found that fast-food logos are branded into the minds of children from an early age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more tha... more »

In The Watergate Affair, Bernstein And Woodward Were The Bad Guys, Not Nixon

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*New evidence shows that President Nixon was not the monster that he was made out to be. History has vindicated him, and revealed his attackers in the press to be nothing but CIA lapdogs who deceived America.* *"You can't be having a driving dream when you are in the midst of a nightmare." - A profound statement by President Richard Nixon.* Watergate in a nutshell: Richard Nixon's reputation was unfairly attacked by two young "journalist" hacks who wanted to make a name for themselves by bringing down an independently minded American president, with the CIA's blessing. Today, on... more »

The DotCom

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Q: What’s the similarity between Kim DotCom and Tame Iti? A: The NZ police and security services did their level best to make them look good. I wonder if incompetence can be measured. Perhaps, if it could, the unit could be called “The DotCom.” The Dot Com could be defined as the ability of one govt agency to blow one case sky high by one piece of rank incompetence.* Every now and then we get a clear peek into the inside of the government machine—a look behind the scenes into that ever-growing armed bureaucracy that asserts its power to run our lives, and to attempt to run this c... more »

Why Hasn't Anyone Done A Reality Show About Congress Yet? Or Did I Miss It?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
I had a wonderful dinner last night with a former Republican congressman. He's still a Republican-- a relatively enlightened one--but he's no longer a congressman, although he could be again someday. What a delightful and erudite guy... and so chock full of stories that I hope I can remember and relate to everyone as time passes. Like this one... It's late summer, 1998. Clinton is presidente and Newt in Speaker. Clinton has signed a not very substantive bill prohibiting discriminating against federal workers because of their sexual orientation. (Remember Joe McCarthy is long dead ... more »

Judges must consider the trial evidence in its entirety

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
Judges must consider all the evidence at trial - they do not have to recite it all in their reasons but they must consider it. See today's decision in R. v. Clouthier, 2012 ONCA 636: While trial judges are not required to make reference to every piece of evidence, there is a duty to consider the evidence in its entirety, not simply the evidence that inculpates the accused

NYT: In Prosecutors, Debt Collectors Find a Partner

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 3 hours ago
*Angela Yartz with debt collection notices on **district **attorney* *letterhead. She was threatened **with **conviction over a $47.95* *check to Walmart.* http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/business/in-prosecutors-debt-collectors-find-a-partner.html?pagewanted=all&_moc.semityn.www *In Prosecutors, Debt Collectors Find a Partner* Noah Berger for The New York Times By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG Published: September 15, 2012 The letters are sent by the thousands to people across the country who have written bad checks, threatening them with jail if they do not pay up. Collection noti... more »

Obama accused of 'sitting with Iran'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
*A group critical of the president's foreign policy has unleased an ad in key swing states accusing President Obama of favoring Iran over Israel, highlighting how U.S. officials didn't storm out of the United Nations this week when Iranian President Ahmadinejad said the Jewish state would be eliminated.* The group Let Freedom Ring sent the ads to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin as part of a $7 million campaign to question Obama's support for Israel. The ad uses visuals to make their case, noting that the U.S. delegation did not storm out of the chamber as did Israel's ... more »

Angela Merkel: Europe must stay the course with painful reform

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
*Angela Merkel issued a blunt warning to Germany's ailing eurozone neighbours yesterday, telling them that pressing ahead with painful reforms and tough budget policies was the only way of resolving Europe's intractable and deepening economic crisis. * The Chancellor made her remarks in a speech to the Federation of German Industries on another day of turmoil in the currency bloc. The Spanish government faced mass anti-austerity protests in Madrid, while Greece was reported to be billions of euro off-track in meeting the terms of its bailout. Meanwhile, the ratings agency Standard a... more »


leftdog at Buckdog - 3 hours ago
*Many Liberals believe in what can only be described as 'political alchemy'. They adhere religiously to the belief that if they can simply find the 'right' leader, they will in short order be returned to the halls of power - the political equivalent of turning base metal into gold.* * **But Justin Trudeau, himself. verified this alchemical belief in 2011 when he said:* *"There has been an expectation that if we just pick the right person at the top, everything is going to be fixed. Because of the history packaged into my name, a lot of people are turning to me in a way that actually,... more »

"Iranian officers reshape Assad’s Shabbiha militia into a second al-Qods", Iranian forces on border with Israel and are ready to strike

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has leapt into the Syrian battle arena, undertaking the task of transforming the Alawite Shabbiha militia, which has carried the brunt of Bashar Assad’s brutal suppression of the Syrian opposition for 18 months, into a new corps, retrained and reorganized on the model of the elite Al Qods Brigade. Al Qods is the IRGC’s arm of clandestine and terrorist operations in Iran's foreign arenas. debkafile’s military sources report exclusively that when the Shabbiha is slapped into its new military shape, Bashar Assad will have at his disposal an ext... more »

More Evidence Financial Markets Compromised by Lack of Transparency

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
Lucchetti, A. (2012, Sep 26). Facebook's Next Fight: Suits and More Suits" The Wall Street Journal pp. C1, C2: "Facebook Inc's botched initial public offering is turning into a potential legal morass for the social networking firm, its investment bankers and the exchange on which it went public. Almost 50 lawsuits have been filed against Facebook, Nasdaq OMX Group and underwriters of Facebook's May IPO.. ." Majia here: Additionally, securities lawyers say they anticipate hundreds of arbitration claims against brokers and securities companies that promoted Facebook shares. Over $... more »

Second Recent Emergency Nuclear Plant Shutdown in US

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
RSOE EDIS [Excerted] Xcel Energy says its Monticello nuclear power plant automatically shut down Tuesday, Sept. 25, for unknown reasons. The shutdown occurred at 11:07 a.m. and all plant safety systems were functioning, the Minneapolis-based utility said Tuesday. The shutdown posed no danger to the public or the plant's workers, Xcel officials said. The cause of the shutdown is under investigation. http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=NC-20120926-36687-USA Enenews Sep 21: CBS: Big, loud boom heard then steam vented — “It reminded him of the 1979 Three Mile ... more » 

Greek police dodge Molotov cocktails

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*Sept. 26 - Greek police kicked away flaming Molotov cocktails thrown by angry demonstrators during an anti-austerity protest in Athens.*

Iran under military threat by "uncivilized Zionists": Ahmadinejad

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*Sept. 26 - Iran is under threat of military action from ''uncivilized Zionists,'' a clear reference to Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells the U.N. General Assembly, saying that such threats are designed to force nations into submission.*

Syrian rebels claim Damascus blasts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*Sept. 26 - The Free Syrian Army say they are behind two explosions at a top military command building in the capital, Damascus. Simon Hanna reports. *

WHO warns of SARS-like virus before haj

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged health workers everywhere to report patients with acute respiratory infection who may have been in Saudi Arabia or Qatar, following the discovery of a new virus from the same family as SARS.* Saudi Arabia said it had taken precautions to prevent disease spreading next month, when it expects over 2 million Muslims to flock to the annual haj pilgrimage, then return home. WHO put out a global alert on Sunday saying a new virus had infected a 49-year-old Qatari who had recently travelled to Saudi Arabia, where another man w... more »

Pakistan Islamist accuses Obama of religious war on Muslims

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*(Reuters) - One of Pakistan's most feared Islamists accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of starting a religious war against Muslims over his handling of a video that mocked the Prophet Mohammad. * Hafiz Saeed, accused by India of masterminding the 2008 attack by Pakistani gunmen on India's financial capital Mumbai, said Obama should have ordered steps to remove the film from the Internet instead of defending freedom of expression in America. "Obama's statements have caused a religious war," Saeed told Reuters in an interview. "This is a very sensitive issue. This is not goi... more »

Anti-austerity protests erupt on streets of Athens, Madrid

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of Athens and Madrid on Wednesday in an upsurge of popular anger at new austerity measures being imposed on two of the euro zone's most vulnerable economies.* In some of the most violent confrontations, Greek police fired tear gas at hooded rioters hurling petrol bombs as thousands joined the country's biggest protest in more than a year. The unrest erupted after nearly 70,000 people marched to the Greek parliament chanting "EU, IMF Out!" on the day of a general strike against further cuts demanded by foreign lenders. "... more »

Ion Miu, Marcel & Alexandre Cellier - most exceptional sounds...

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 4 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/HSdIsSKQtnw More here and there. John

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 26th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE at a depth of 100 km (62 miles), the quake hit at 17:44:59 UTC Wednesday 26th September 2012 The epicenter was 38 km (23.6 miles) East of Calama, Chile No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time


Anon at aangirfan - 4 hours ago
Website for this image... Crooked elites and 'deep states' have existed for thousands of years. (The Guy Fawkes plot of 1605 provides one example: GUY FAWKES - INSIDE JOB) *1.* *9 11 looks like a repeat of the CIA terror operations carried out in Italy*, which included the Bologna Bombing of 1980. (Professor Peter Dale Scott, September 24, 2012, Systemic Destabilization as “A Strategy of Tension”) It wasn't just Italy, of course. Other countries hit by the CIA, around the same time, include Iran, Turkey, Vietnam and Afghanistan - all countries linked to the trade in narcotics. ... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 4 hours ago
AN ANGELIC GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE By Joe Crane September 25 th, 2012 Just when you want to kick back and relax October arrives. Talk about one busy month, here it comes. Starting on the 5th of the month I will be in Spokane WA for a Meet & Greet to be held at 3430 South Grand Boulevard Spokane WA 99203. At Integrated Medicine Associates , from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It should be a whole lot of fun because I haven’t been in Spokane for some years now. I am really looking forward to seeing some of my old friends and meeting some new ones. Besides me filling the room with laughte... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 26th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS at a depth of 110.2 km (68.5 miles), the quake hit at 17:15:53 UTC Wednesday 26th September 2012 The epicenter was 360 km (223 miles) North of Raoul Island, New Zealand No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 26th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck the PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION at a depth of 51.6 km (32.1 miles), the quake hit at 15:27:39 UTC Wednesday 26th September 2012 The epicenter was 176 km (109 miles) ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 26th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck SOUTHERN IRAN at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 13:14:20 UTC Wednesday 26th September 2012 The epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) NNW of Msanga, Tanzania No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 26th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck SOUTHERN IRAN at a depth of 39.6 km (24.6 miles), the quake hit at 11:52:53 UTC Wednesday 26th September 2012 The epicenter was 127 km (78 miles) WSW of Gerash, Iran No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

TransCanada encouraged torture of peaceful protestors Day 3 Texas

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
TransCanada Actively Encouraged Torture Tactics to be Used on Peaceful Protestors (Day 3) Photo Tarsands Blockade http://tarsandsblockade.org/transcanada-torture/ yesterday two Texans, Shannon Bebe and Benjamin Franklin, were subjected to torture tactics at the hands of police under the active encouragement of TransCanada senior supervisors. Bebe and Franklin were exercising their constitutional rights to nonviolent protest when they locked themselves to Keystone XL construction machinery outside Winnsboro, Texas and delayed construction for most of the day. Police began using aggr... more »

SOA Watch: Two human rights lawyers assassinated in Honduras

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Two human rights lawyers assassinated in Honduras: take action! *This past Sunday and Monday, two human rights lawyers, Antonio Trejo and Eduardo Diaz, were brutally murdered in Honduras, bringing to over 60 the number of victims caught in the struggle for life and land in the Bajo Aguan in Honduras. The debate over the production of food for families versus bio-fuels for corporations has reached a high note* After the 2009 coup that was led by SOA graduates, massive privatization has become the order of the day for Honduras, with almost everything, from land to entire cities, on t... more »

Battle for Syria: View from the Frontline

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Our film crew has spent 2 months on the frontline with the soldiers of Syrian army and civilians trying to answer these hard questions: Who is the Syrian army fighting? What is the armed opposition fighting for? And why are there so many interested parties in this conflict? This film was made in field conditions to better tell the story of what's happening here. Not for the faint of heart Also, if you have the time LVB has a relevant documentary linked a@* LVB Research* The Weight of Chains (Full movie)It covers a theme that should be familiar to us all.

The US delists MEK terror group, how timely and convenient

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
For the US/Israel NATO terror agenda- In case you missed this news. The US delisted their handy dandy terrorist group the MEK *From the Arabist* *Years of hard work by the MEK, their lobbyists, parts of the Israel lobby *(esp. when it overlaps with the anti-Iran lobby and the neocons) have finally borne fruit. A rather strange, cultish organization that once bombed Iran's parliament is no longer on the US list of designated terrorist organizations. It comes at the time of the most concerted effort to put pressure on the Iranian republican regime since its creation, and with much ta... more »

Tom Hayden : U.S. Special Forces are Back in Iraq

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
Special Forces patrol in Iraq, 2005. U.S. Army photo. U.S. Special Forces Deployed in Iraq, again The irony is that the U.S. is protecting a pro-Iran Shiite regime in Baghdad against a Sunni-based insurgency while at the same time supporting a Sunni-led movement against the Iran-backed dictatorship in Syria By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / September 26, 2012 Despite the official U.S. military

The Tide Turns: Monsanto's GM Corn Suspended In Russia

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 6 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* In a bold and encouraging move on Tuesday, Russian authorities suspended the import of Monsanto's genetically-modified corn over cancer fears spurred by an alarming long-term animal feeding study performed by French researchers at the University of Caen and published in the journal*Food and Chemical Toxicology* this month. According to Russia Today: The Russia's consumer-rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor asked scientists at the country's Institute of Nutrition to review the study. The watchdog has also contacted to European Commission's Directorate Gener... more » 

Speed of ocean acidification concerns scientists – ‘Our current acidification rates are unparalleled in Earth history’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
[image: Idealized diversity trajectories of the calcareous and organic fossil lineages discussed in the text. Extinction and radiation suggest events of major environmental change throughout the past 300 My. Calcareous plankton is shown in black, calcareous benthos in blue, and organic fossils in green, and the line thickness indicates relative and smoothed species richness. Highlighted events (vertical red lines) have been associated with potential ocean acidification events. Hönisch, et al., 2012] 26 September 2012 (University of Bristol) – Speaking at the Third International Sy... more »

Hold All, Including Self, In Love And Light

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
* * * * *Hold all, including self, in love and light.* Michael as channeled by Ron Head September 26, 2012 in Michael, Ron's Channeled Messages We believe it is time to devote a conversation to your understanding of oneness. What we will discuss is not new to you, but, apart from your intellects, you have not yet integrated it into your consciousness. It has been over one hundred years since your science discovered that everything you see consists solely of energy. You have proved over and over again that what you speak of as matter does, in fact, not actually exist as ‘solid s... more »

The Remaining Conflicts Now In Progress Are The Last To Arise On The Planet

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
The remaining conflicts now in progress are the last to arise on the planet September 26, 2012 by John Smallman Love is the antidote to the contagion of pain and suffering in which so many are engaged. For eons you have tried to bring peace forcefully into being – by authoritarian legislation backed by penalties and punishments, by criminal violence against one another, by conflict between groups, and by wars between nations – and you know from your history and from personal experience that it simply does not work. The remaining conflicts that are now in progress, even though... more »

Romney Plays The Percentages... Comes Up A Big Loser

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
If you're following the news, you're probably watching the jaw-dropping, seemingly unstoppable real-time collapse of Mitt Romney's campaign. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong and adding Wall Street darling Paul Ryan to the ticket has only exacerbated it. The GOP base, of course loves it all-- but what Romney is discovering, or re-discovering, since he knew this when he was a Massachusetts politician-- is that the GOP base, outside of the Confederacy and the Mormon states, is NOT the electorate. He has failed-- and failed miserably-- to pivot to the mainstream after ha... more »

You Will Begin To Experience Strange Thoughts Or Intimations

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
You will begin to experience strange thoughts or intimations 09/26/2012 by John Smallman The field of divine Love enveloping Planet Earth is having an enormous effect on humanity. Its influence is irresistible and irreversible, and because of it you are all moving towards Love and away from fear. Wars, terrorist attacks, criminal activity, and political activity in every field – international affairs, corporate, local, educational, health, religious, etc. – are all driven by fear, and have been for eons. Fear is so ingrained in humanity, in every nation, race, and culture, that... more »

SaLuSa, September 26, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
SaLuSa, September 26, 2012 As you are finding time is speeding by, and the prophesies of massive earthquakes and other physical happenings have in no way occurred quite as was envisioned. You can certainly take some credit for the outcome, as by bringing the Light to Earth, you have also brought calmness. It does not however mean that there will not be physical changes, as some are inevitable. By keeping the vibrations high through the coming weeks, you can ensure that you have a fairly smooth finish to the cycle. We are of course part of the reason for the way it is working ou... more »

Outsourcing Love

Sophia at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
Audio Version Love is a truth. You can throw things at it, yell at it, call it names, hide it, cover it, refuse to acknowledge it, deny it or ignore it; it will remain. Love is the foundation of each interaction, every relationship and all of life. None of this would be here if not for love. We exist in a world of form; birthed from Agape. You are the outsourcing of God’s love. The acceptance of oneness is a gradual process. As you look into your own eyes and find your inner light, you simultaneously discover the light in each other. We are ever seeking beings, p... more »

Margaret Wente "Wrote" Three Columns a Week?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 7 hours ago
There's a howler! Oh my! Such a workload! Writing 3 rambling and stupid diatribes a week, based on cutting and pasting other people's work and pulling facts out of your ass? Sounds like BLOGGING motherfuckers!! Except when I write a post as long as one of Wente's columns I feel guilty because I've got a job to do. Wente's shit-assed blogging WAS her fucking job! Payback's a bitch, ain't it Maggie?

Spain seethes as country inches toward aid

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Violent protests in Madrid and growing talk of secession in Catalonia are piling pressure on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he moves closer to asking Europe for rescue money.* In public, Rajoy has been resisting calls from bankers at home and the leaders of France and Italy to move quickly to request assistance, but behind the scenes he is putting together the pieces to meet the stringent conditions for aid. With protesters stepping up anti-austerity demonstrations, Rajoy presents painful economic reforms and a tough 2013 budget on Thursday, aiming to persuad... more »

Protest Turns Violent In Athens

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hour general strike. * * * Violence has flared in the Greek capital after workers started a general strike in protest against the new government's implementation of eurozone austerity cuts. The demonstration in Athens kicked off on Wednesday morning, led by families pushing prams, protesting against the social reforms. But it quickly descended into running battles between a hard-core of activists and riot police, with firebombs thrown and police baton charges in response. Dozens of... more »

Abu Hamza In High Court Extradition Challenge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
* Abu Hamza has launched a last-minute challenge in the High Court in a bid to prevent his extradition to the US. * A spokeswoman for the Judicial Office confirmed that the radical Muslim cleric and four other terror-suspects are "seeking injunctions preventing their removal from the UK". She said: "A High Court judge has considered the applications on the papers and adjourned the cases to a hearing in open court. "The judge has issued interim injunctions preventing their removal prior to those hearings. The judge has directed the hearings to be fixed urgently." It is possible th... more »


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 7 hours ago
残酷的:一个人脚一双可以看到下面一个中国的装甲车辆 但这里是个好消息. 这是一个奇妙的书

PBS ombudsman on climate science segment: ‘Not the PBS NewsHour’s finest 10 minutes’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 7 hours ago
By Michael Getler 21 September 2012 It was not the PBS NewsHour's finest 10 minutes. In my view, and that of hundreds, even thousands of others, the program stumbled badly. On the other hand, it was not the end of the world, so to speak. A segment on climate change last Monday evening produced a storm of protest from critics who felt the program mislead viewers — by a faulty application of journalistic balance — about the very real threat of global warming and man's contribution to it, as well as a sprinkling of support from those who think that threat is overstated and that ba... more »

Maureen Dowd can’t bottle it up!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012* *Typing like cats and dogs:* For more than a decade, Maureen Dowd has built her weird political vision around a particular notion: Democratic men are a big bunch of girls. Dem women act like men! Dowd was fixed on this view by early in Campaign 2000. This was its most famous expression: DOWD (6/16/99): Al Gore is so feminized and diversified and ecologically correct, he's practically lactating. As the years rolled by, Democratic men kept acting like girls, Dem women kept seeming like men. And sure enough! In early 2008, Candidate Obama didn’t fail ... more »

Diet for Your Country

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 7 hours ago
The Global War on Terror cannot be effectively fought with our young people becoming too globular themselves. Corpulent Millennials just end up bloating the corporate defense budget. Fat people can't fight. So, the military industrial complex has a message for all you critics of government programs which fight childhood obesity. Forget about the terrible toll that a bad diet is taking on our increasingly impoverished population. We get that you don't care about people living longer, healthier lives just for the sake of living longer, healthier lives. But have you ever stopped to thi... more »

Romney personifies economic parasitism.

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 7 hours ago
*American Scofflaw* We could call it Romnesia: the ability of the very rich to forget the context in which they made their money. To forget their education, inheritance, family networks, contacts and introductions. To forget the workers whose labour enriched them. To forget the infrastructure and security, the educated workforce, the contracts, subsidies and bail-outs the government provided. Every political system requires a justifying myth. The Soviet Union had Alexey Stakhanov, the miner reputed to have extracted 100 tonnes of coal in six hours. The United States had Richard Hun... more »

Incredibly Effective Protection from Fukushima Nuclear Radiation

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
Paul Fassa A special study conducted by Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D., from the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT) took a group of men working on the Fukushima site and administered 25,000 mg (milligrams) or 25 grams of vitamin C as a pretreatment prior to half of the men entering the area. What you’re about to learn is that this measure of protection may be one of the best when dealing with nuclear radiation effects. *A Solution to Fukushima’s Nuclear Radiation Effects* After their hazardous work, thorough medical evaluations determined they were clear of DNA d... more »

Researchers Link BPA to Reproductive Problems, Abnormal Egg Development

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
Lisa Garber A new animal study links bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure in females in utero with reproductive problems later in life, including abnormal egg development. “All the eggs that a female is going to have in her lifetime are formed before birth,” says researcher Catherine VandeVoort of University of California, Davis. “Anything that disrupts that process is going to have an impact later in life.” *Impaired Follicles and Division* For the study (which will be published next week in the journal* Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences*), scientists put fetal monkeys in... more »

Reading Thomas L. Friedman today!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012* *While thinking of Maddow from Monday:* For our money, Thomas L. Friedman’s new column is quite intriguing. He cites a wave of reaction in the Middle East—reaction against the recent rioting. “Backlash to the Backlash,” his headline says. This is Friedman’s first example. All deletions by him: FRIEDMAN (9/26/12): *On Monday, the Middle East Media Research Institute, or Memri, which tracks the Arab/Muslim press, translated a searing critique written by Imad al-Din Hussein, a columnist for Al Shorouk, Cairo’s best daily newspaper:* “We curse the West d... more » 

Dutch "Volks-Weapons" or how to chase away evil...

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 8 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/fRfuo-LfgUk These churns (milk tanks) and slurry tanks are used in parts of The Netherlands against the end of the year. As "Volks-Weapons" they only serve (so far) the tradition of "chasing away evil spirits". One wonders these days who those "evil spirits" are? John

100,000,000 To Die by 2030 from Climate Change

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
And that's if we're lucky. A study commissioned by 20-governments finds that, unless our leaders reverse course on climate change, it will claim the lives of 100-million people by 2030. And, for those like our own miscreant government, that argue it would be economically unwarranted to move quickly to decarbonize our economy and our society, the report finds that, in addition to those 100-million dead, the world economy will take a 3.2 per cent hit in GDP as well. As David Suzuki was reported to have quipped in Toronto recently, you simply can't have a healthy economy without a he... more »

NATO Terrorists Bomb School in Syria

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
*France seeks no-fly zone over Syria to repeat Al Qaeda Benghazi-blowback.* image: Zen Gardner Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* As NATO desperately attempts to cover up a botched false flag operation in Benghazi, Libya which left a high-ranking US diplomat dead, France has urged a repeat performance in Syria. That is, arming and providing air support for the very terrorist battalions now operating in Syria that have ravaged and overrun Libya, leaving it a perpetually wrecked, destabilized terrorist epicenter. The announcement made by French President Francois Hollande came on the ... more »

Albert Einstein 1911-12, 1922-23

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
Several events related to Albert Einstein's life occurred in recent days and months. If you consider yourself a sort of Einstein fan, you may let me mention some of them. First, you may finally buy Einstein's brain for $9.99 (or $13.99 now?), no strings or hair attached. See Google News or go to the iTunes AppStore. Second, Caltech and Princeton University Presses teamed up and released the 13th volume of Einstein papers. They cover January 1922-March 1923 and you may already buy the book for $125 at the PUP website: it has over 900 pages. Einstein is travelling a lot, is ahead ... more »

Proof Smart Meters Are Being Used to Spy On Us

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
Stop Smart Meters Andrew Puhanic, *Contributor* * *If you have ever wondered if your smart meter is being used to spy on you, well now there is proof that governments and private organisations are using data collected from smart meters. Information about power usage, which can be used to identify when a home is being occupied, is being shared with third parties including government agencies, private organisations and off-shore data processing centres. This unethical breach of privacy was discovered on the website of one of Australia’s largest electricity retailer, Origin Energy. El... more »

God and Man at Kale

PM at The Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Governor Romney's Nutrition Czar-DesignateA small part of my portfolio at the *Duck* is wading into the shallow end of the conservative pool of ideas, and in that spirit I bring to you the latest contretemps over Imam Obama and his *jihad* against loyal, God- and YHWH-fearing Americans. If I were to walk up to you and say that control of our nation's school lunches is a key part of the Communist plot to control our precious bodily fluids, you would probably leave, or at least think about calling the police. And if I were to tell you that our nation's *First Lady*--the only one of Ba... more »

Urban Violence Web Seminar

Charli Carpenter at The Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Especially considering that I recently criticized the human security community for failing to pay enough attention to urban violence, I'm delighted to hear of this upcoming web seminar on the topic at Harvard's Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. These are open to the public but you must register in advance. I've done a few on topics in humanitarian law and find the format and substance quite intellectually compelling. Here's the excerpted description: More than half of the world’s population is concentrated in urban areas. According to UNFPA, this number is expe... more »

ADHD drugs "suspected" of hurting children

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
The article I am linking deals specifically with Canadian children and the absolute uselessness of Health Canada in protecting children. Not really a surprise, Health Canada, like the FDA in the US, are really servile orconsorts to the pharmaceutical corporations. They are not working to support or protect the citizens of the US or Canada they legitimize pharmaceutical claims and back the industry. *Article excerpted below-* A growing number of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and parents are reporting that they believe attention deficit drugs are causing major health problems in pat... more »

Tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea have intensified due to earlier monsoon onset

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 9 hours ago
[image: Tropical Cyclone Benilde in the Indian Ocean, December 2011. Image courtesy Goddard Space Flight Center]Contact: Gisela Speidel, gspeidel@hawaii.edu, 808-956-9252, University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST 21 September 2012 The tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea during the pre-monsoon season (May – June) have intensified since 1997 compared to 1979 - 1997. This has been attributed to decreased vertical wind shear due to the dimming effects of increased anthropogenic black carbon and sulfate emissions in the region. The decrease in vertical wind shear, however, is not the result of t... more »

DISAGGREGATION NATION: Gail Collins [HEART] disaggregation!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012* *Part 1—What does that mean:* Gail Collins [HEART] disaggregation! Collins makes her feelings clear in her unfortunate new book, As Texas Goes. We reported on her book all last week. For a quick review of those posts, see THE DAILY HOWLER, 9/24/12. That said, what *is* disaggregation? And why doesn’t Collins employ the practice she loves? Those are excellent questions! In truth, you can’t begin to analyze public school test scores unless you understand “disaggregation,” the practice Collins admires. How much does Collins [HEART] disaggregation? L... more »

Why Organic Food Is Better For You -The Benefits of Organic Food

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
Video by leading Nutrionalist Professor Adam Carey on the subject : 'Benefits of Organic Food' *Adam Carey* Professor Adam Carey is a doctor and nutritionist working on all areas of sports nutrition and human performance. After Oxford, he became an accredited specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with sub-specialist interests in endocrinology and nutrition. He left the NHS in 1998 to actively develop the use of nutritional and lifestyle strategies to improve human performance and reduce the risk of disease through proactive preventative medical management. He is now Visiting... more »

Define Irony

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Obama tells U.N. new democracies need free speech while across town our old democracy cracks down on #OWS. nyti.ms/SuDv4g #p2 #p21 — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) September 26, 2012

Drought killed 300 million trees in Texas in 2011

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 9 hours ago
[image: Tree mortality in Texas due to the 2011 drought. 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought. txforestservice.tamu.edu] Contact: Chris Edgar, Forest Resource Analyst, cedgar@tfs.tamu.edu, 979-458-6630 25 September 2012 COLLEGE STATION, Texas, 25 September 2012 – A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought. The number was determined by a study of both on-the-ground tree health assessments collected during a three-mont... more »

Organic Consumers Organization - The Connecting the Dots Video

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
Join us in a fight for consumers right to know what is in the food they are buying and feeding their families- http://organicconsumersfund.org/donate/david-goliath.cfm The Goliaths of the biotech and processed-food industries have raised $27.2 million to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, and keep you from knowing what's in your food. We can win with much less money. But we do need to raise another $1 million by Sept. 30th to educate voters, distribute leaflets, print signs, saturate the media with the truth about GMOs, and get out the vo... more »

Interpreting Commercial Documents

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
Bank of Montreal v. Barber Glass Industries Inc., 2012 ONCA 630 has a brief but useful passage on the interpretation on commercial agreements: [16] Negotiated commercial documents are to be interpreted "so as to accord with sound commercial principles and good business sense and avoid commercial absurdity": Salah v. Timothy's Coffees of the World Inc., 2010 ONCA 673, para. 16

Wednesday Morning Linkage

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
- The civil war continues in Syra. As does the one in Mali. - Two posts at *Political Violence @ a Glance*. First, Ron Hassner compares "blasphemy and political violence" in 2006 and 2012. Second, Steve Saideman discusses the *New York Times* graphic on future border changes. - Glenn Grenwald's take on the NYU/Stanford drone study. - Chris Clary also tackles anti-Americanism in the Muslim world, but via a critique of the Blaydes and Lindser piece recently published in the *American Political Science Review*. - What "classics" should US military acade... more »

Let's Pack Up Zionist AGENTS Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, & Pam Geller and send them permanently to the country they're loyal to: ISRAEL!!!

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 10 hours ago
I have the greatest idea in the world...or at least the U.S.: since Mossad AGENTS Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, & Pam Geller just can't stop pushing for more war for Israel with their constant pro-Israel/anti-Muslim ranting, let's pack them all up and send them these traitors to the country where their REAL allegiance lies: ISRAEL!!! Because of the internet, people are bypassing the U.S. & western mainstream media and can clearly see what's really going on. This would never be pointed out by ANBCBSNNX, the NYTimes, Washington Post, etc... Above: traitors to a foreign country; don't ... more »

Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling Free Long Distance Travel

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
J.G. Vibes Today Tesla Motors unveiled its highly anticipated Supercharger network, which is said to make long distance travel in cars totally free thanks to the use of solar energy and electricity. So far the network is made up of six Supercharger stations stretching across California, as well as parts of Nevada and Arizona. These stations will allow the Tesla Model S to recharge for free, and each charge is said to last for an extremely long distance. This is so groundbreaking because until now one of the major drawbacks to electric cars was their inability to travel long dist... more »

The U.S. military’s mysterious space drone preparing for another launch, mission still unknown

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Stonecypher Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* The highly mysterious X-37B OTV-3 (Orbital Test Vehicle) – which is, essentially, a drone boosted into orbital spaceflight – is being prepared for its third top secret space flight in October. The previous X-37B remained in space for over a year, all while engaging in a mission which was never revealed to the public. It is hardly surprising to learn that countries like China are concerned about the program along with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) plans for an even more massive and advanced arra... more »

WotW: What Do You Do On Facebook?

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
What do you do on Facebook? Sounds like a dumb question, right? You probably post status updates, follow what's going on in the lives of your friends and do a bunch of liking and commenting. But what do you really do? Do you know how many posts you've done? Who's your biggest fan? Which countries are your friends from? How long is your average post and what words do you use the most? You could lock yourself in a room for a month with a spreadsheet and crunch the numbers, or you can harness the power of WolframAlpha and let it do the work for you. We've talked about WolframAlpha on ... more » 

Appeals court: expect DHS to begin public comment process for body scanners by end of March 2013

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Madison Ruppert,* Contributor* In yet another ludicrous decision from a U.S. Court of Appeals, in this case the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the court issued a laughable ruling on an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) petition regarding the flagrant disregard of the July 2011 court order on the part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Keep in mind, the DHS and their child agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), have completely ignored the court ruling with seeming immunity even when a Congressional report has called on the TSA to review t... more »

The Sixth Estate » Canada’s Print Media: Democracy Couldn’t Ask for Finer Keystone Kops

Orwell's Bastard at Orwell's Bastard - 10 hours ago
The Sixth Estate » Canada’s Print Media: Democracy Couldn’t Ask for Finer Keystone Kops: This country has real issues to worry about. In the last year alone, we have been presented with documented evidence of large-scale electoral fraud, our environmental protection and climate change regimes have been ripped to shreds, and the federal government has laid aside the Canada Health Act and thus ended, at least in principle, universal healthcare. More evidence continues to emerge that it plotted a systematic course of deception with regard to the cost of a multi-billion dollar military ... more »

Jeffrey Smith Exposes the Threat of GMOs

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
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Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 10 hours ago
One of the best pieces of advice I was given growing was simply this: When you're in a hole, stop digging. As if things couldn't get any more bizarre, Ron Bradley, hapless principal of Ross Sheppard High School has grabbed his proverbial shovel in an attempt to deal with the blow-back. Apparently immune to logic and common sense, he is trying to defend his school's "no zero" policy. Actually, it would be more accurate to call it HIS "no zero" policy as we see more and more teachers speaking out on the issue. The part I find most ludicrous is his assertion that while the school ... more »

Elizabeth Warren... The Best Political Leader In America?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Scott Brown and the Republicans are desperate to find a way to stop Elizabeth Warren, someone who has never been elected to any office but who is already being talked about as a contender for president. She connects with people, something the far right fears. If they can't smear her effectively enough to shut her down, there's no telling what they'll do. Most Americans have been confused by Brown's nasty caterwauling about something to do with her American Indian heritage. It's not a real issue, just something for dittoheads to feign righteous indignation over. The kinds of low-in... more »

How Do Charter Schools Compare to “Schools with Students Like Ours” in South Carolina?

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
*How Do Charter Schools Compare to “Schools with Students Like Ours” in South Carolina?* Using the South Carolina School Report Card system and the state Poverty Index, the tables below identify charter schools within the SC Public School Charter District and 5 additional selected charter schools to identify how charter schools in SC compare with “Schools with Students Like Ours” (a metric established by the SC Department of Education, see notes). The data show that charter schools in SC perform (based on test data drawn from the state assessment system and AYP) BELOW typical in 8/8... more »

Anti-Government Spanish Protesters Fight Back Against Police

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
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Spain prepares yet more austerity measures , protesters battle police

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
The Daily Herald Protesters clashed with police in Spain's capital on Tuesday as the government prepared a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget to be announced on Thursday. Thousands gathered in Neptune plaza, a few metres from El Prado museum in central Madrid, where they formed a human chain around parliament, surrounded by barricades, police trucks and more than 1,500 police in riot gear. Police fired rubber bullets and beat protesters with truncheons, first as protesters were trying to tear down barriers and later to clear the square. The police said... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential election is Nov. 6, but it could take days to figure out the winner if the vote is close. New voting laws are likely to increase the number of people who have to cast provisional ballots in key states.* Tight races for Congress, governor and local offices also could be stuck in limbo while election officials scrutinize ballots, a scenario that would surely attract legions of campaign lawyers from both parties. "It's a possibility of a complete meltdown for the election," said Daniel Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida. Vot... more »

DIRTY: Military Voters in Wisc. Told to Submit Ballots -- Week After Deadline!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*The Federal Voting Assistance Program website published an incorrect deadline for the return of returning military ballots in Wisconsin. Had this error not been corrected, thousands of Wisconsin servicemen and women could have been disenfranchised in this key swing state this November.* The FVAB website incorrectly stated ballots must be returned by November 16. The actual deadline is 4 p.m. November 9. Any military ballots received in that intervening week would not have been counted by local and state election officials. MacIver News Service contacted the Wisconsin Government Ac... more »

Debate Questions For Joe Biden From An Employment Attorney

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 10 hours ago
This is part of the continuing series of debate questions being posted by employee- and management-side employment lawyers. These are my questions for Vice President Joe Biden. * Your opponents have supported efforts to roll back union rights and the strength of unions. You said this to the AFL-CIO: "We don't see the value of collective bargaining, we see the absolute positive necessity of collective bargaining. Let's get something straight: The only people who have the capacity -- organizational capacity and muscle -- to keep, as they say, the barbarians from the gate, is organized ... more »

Wall Street, Pro-Israel Groups Support Malaysian Opposition

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
Land Destroyer Tony Cartalucci *Editor's Note*: Nile Bowie had written this piece exposing the Malaysian opposition's foreign funding and the duplicitous implications involved, in the midst of what is an increasing public awareness of the role foreign-funded NGOs play in destabilizing and destroying the sovereignty of a nation targeted by Wall Street and London corporate-financier interests. In response to this increasing awareness, these very Wall Street-funded NGOs have published a ridiculous rebuttal featured in the image below. *Image: An absurd demand for an "apology" aim... more »

Israel Lobbyist - We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
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4.2 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 26th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck COSTA RICA at a depth of 53.2 km (32.5 miles), the quake hit at 11:37:26 UTC Wednesday 26th September 2012 The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) SSE from Liberia, Costa Rica No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI over Gang Classificatio

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
J.G. Vibes Every year the FBI releases their annual National Gang Threat Assessment, an official memo that lists and describes the gangs and terrorist organizations that the agency has their eye on. The list is usually a mix of legitimately violent gangs, as well as nonviolent activist groups, local community militias and generally anyone who the government doesnt like. Last November the most recent edition of this list caught the attention of the alternative rap group The Insane Clown Posse because their fans were actually featured on this list. The Insane Clown Posse has a la... more »

The Holographic Universe (Full Movie)

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
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Thousands protest 'extreme sacrifices' in Greece

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Thousands of Greeks took to the streets Wednesday to protest new austerity measures that critics described as draconian. * The protests -- the first general strike since Greece's new coalition government was formed in June -- come amid the nation's struggling economy and soaring debt. Greece has agreed to a harsh austerity program and labor market reforms, which have led to violent street demonstrations and crippling unemployment in the past. Read More

Ralph Nader Says Obama Is A 'War Criminal' Who Has Been 'More Aggressive' Than George W. Bush

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Huffington Post Ralph Nader has called whose military and foreign policies have been worse than that of his predecessor George W. Bush. In an interview with Politico, the former presidential candidate and leftist political activist said that compared to Bush's. “He’s gone beyond George W. Bush in drones, for example. He thinks the world is his plate, that national sovereignties mean nothing, drones can go anywhere,” Nader told Politico. But what seems to be even more lamentable to Nader is that Obama has been capable of so much more than he has managed to achieve. " What exp... more »

Street View: Antarctica, deep ocean, Alps, Mars, etc.

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
If you haven't played with Google Maps for some time, you may want to try some of the wonderful links below. Note that the Street View always allows you to "drag" and change your point of view – or press \(\langle\) and \(\rangle\) arrows on the photograph itself and walk a little bit further. You may think that Street View doesn't allow you to enter the living rooms but at least in some cases, this opinion is wrong. So try these links near the Antarctica: South Pole Telescope Shackleton's Hut Ceremonial South Pole Scott's Hut Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery Now, the ocean. A ... more » 

“On Psywar against the Innocent”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
J.B. Gerald, Global Research When freedom of expression is used to incite the public to hatred of a national, religious, racial or ethnic group it becomes a crime. According to Article 20 of the U.N.’s “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” : 1. Any propaganda for war shall be prohibited by law. 2. Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law. This doesn’t contradict rights of freedom of expression. It attempts to constrain agendas of hatred. I... more »

Argentina: Five Goats Mutilated in Santiago del Estero

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Source: Nuevo Diario and VISION OVNI Date: September 26, 2012* *Argentina: Five Goats Mutilated in Santiago del Estero* ***Event took place in Paraje Sarmiento, Alberdi District** **Five goats born under normal conditions; found with injuries on their heads and missing organs*** Report From: Teresa Papalardo in Santiago del Estero Place Discovered: Paraje Sarmiento, Alberdi District, Santiago del Estero Date Discovered: 20 September Type of Animal: Goat Quantity: Five (5) Property Of: Veliz Santillán *Account of the Facts* ALBERDI – Five goats were found dead in the Sarmiento ... more »

Karl Rove's Long Game Isn't Over, It May Have Barely Begun

If it has seemed to be about anything other than the accumulation of wealth and power for decades, I have to admit that it's escaped my grasp. The braying about "democracy," "personal choice," and "freedom" from those who immediately move to restrict each when given the power has never been particularly compelling to my understanding of what Empire builders really want (and pretend to have as


Anon at aangirfan - 11 hours ago
*1.* 'Manhattan Madam' Anna Gristina reportedly arranged underage girl prostitutes for wealthy clients. Anna Gristina will be ordered to serve five months' probation when she is sentenced on 20 November 2012. Allegedly she was heard bragging that she had connections in law enforcement who were protecting her. She has pleaded guilty to running a posh prostitution service from her New York apartment. Scots madam pleads guilty to prostitution charge in New York court Gristina, 44, originally known as Anne Tennant, comes from Scotland. She was brought up by a couple who adopted h... more »

Taxation Without Representation

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 11 hours ago
Carol Goar writes that Stephen Harper has violated the first principle of democracy: a government only rules with the consent of the governed. That principle is most apparent when it comes to the question of taxes. Citizens have the right to know how their money is being spent -- and they must agree to the government's fiscal plans. But Stephen Harper has established a new set of rules: His rules strike at the heart of responsible government. He has decided to tax Canadians without allowing their elected representatives a chance to speak for them. They violate a fundamental tene... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 11 hours ago
*American Taxpayer: "Somebody has to be accountable"*~The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is off the hook when it comes to the billions of dollars in damages from Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic flooding. A day after that decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, flood victims in St. Bernard Parish and the 9th Ward, and those who represent them, are trying to make sense of it all. *Drew Brees Says New Orleans Saints are Still Trying to Find Their Rhythm * *Agency rejects appeal on Miss. gas and oil leasing ~Clarion Ledger*~Hat tweet @Slabbed *I have sources that are insisting F... more »

“On Psywar against the Innocent”

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Global Research J. B. Gerald When freedom of expression is used to incite the public to hatred of a national, religious, racial or ethnic group it becomes a crime. According to Article 20 of the U.N.’s “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” : 1. Any propaganda for war shall be prohibited by law. 2. Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law. This doesn’t contradict rights of freedom of expression. It attempts to constrain agendas of hatred. It i... more »

RSA Films - Lady Gaga - Fame perfume commercial

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 11 hours ago
yeah, this *five minutes* short film (or advertisement (or commercial)) for Lady Gaga's new perfume *FAME* was done by Steven Klein of Ridley Scott's company RSA Films. I hadn't seen it on terrestrial TV, but it's a corker - that means, "I like it a lot."

The Taxation of Capital Income

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
Many economists believe capital income should be taxed at a lower rate than labor income, perhaps even at a zero rate. Matthew Yglesias explains why.

Army Corps not liable for Katrina damage: court

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
Reuters Nate Raymond A U.S. appeals court has reversed itself and found that the Army Corps of Engineers cannot be held liable in property owners' lawsuits over flood damage during Hurricane Katrina. More than 400 property owners had filed lawsuits after the August 2005 hurricane, many targeting the Corps of Engineers. The plaintiffs had said the Corps of Engineers had delayed armoring the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping channel against flood damage due to incorrect scientific decisions rather than public policy considerations. In an unusual move, a three-judge panel of th... more »

Madonna endorses Barack Obama and makes a peculiar comment - NSFW language

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
Madonna tells her fans that they'd "better vote for f***ing Obama, OK?=" and then refers approvingly to the fact that with this President there "is a black Muslim in the White House". How odd...

Water Meters: Fleecing the People

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 12 hours ago
The British Isles are home to the wettest weather in all of Europe. For the last four days, the rain has poured, with barely a moment of respite. This is normal, and what one would expect. Considering the usual weather pattern in the Isles, it would be ludicrous for a collection of nations, literally drenched in water, to have restrictions on water usage. However, that is precisely the position we find ourselves in. All new built homes legally have to have Water Meters installed. The excuse for this imposition is that the massive increase in population over recent years, has p... more »

Iran Test-Fires Missiles Designed To Hit Warships...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
* TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian military leaders gave details of a new long-range drone and test fired four anti-ship missiles Tuesday in a prelude to upcoming naval war games planned in an apparent response to U.S.-led warship drills in the Persian Gulf.* The show of Iranian military readiness and its latest tool -- a domestically made drone capable of reaching Israel and most of the Middle East -- also came as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepared to address the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday amid a deepening impasse with the West over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Ahmadineja... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
* NEW YORK (AP) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that a new world order needs to emerge, away from years of what he called American bullying and domination*. Ahmadinejad spoke to The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly - his last as president of Iran. He was to address the assembly Wednesday morning. The Iranian leader also discussed solutions for the Syrian civil war, dismissed the question of Iran's nuclear ambition and claimed that despite Western sanctions his country is better off than it was when he t... more »

GREEK DEBT: under-reported in 2007, over-reported in 2009, and indeterminate in 2012'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
*A couple of days ago, Der Spiegel gave the Greeks something of a hammering by sensationally alleging that the country’s deficit isn’t €12.5bn at all, but in fact €20bn. But from Day One, the real size of the country’s problem has been the subject of wildly differing views.* The Spiegel piece is interesting in that it is Wolfgang Schäuble’s systemic leak aperture of choice, and would thus suggest that Berlin’s FinMin at least has decided an onslaught of “they’re useless” is called for prior to summary Greek ejection from the eurozone. As always, the situation in Germany is confused... more »

Obama’s Benghazi moment

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
*The “Benghazi moment” is likely engendering a rethink in the United States’ regional strategies in the Middle East. One is inclined to agree with the Time magazine’s assessment that a Libya-style intervention by the US in Syria now becomes highly unlikely. * A curious aspect of Tony Karon’s analysis is that he tosses the Syrian ball into the court of the Arab governments. This is also in sync with the White House “readout” of President Barack Obama’s latest telecon with Turkish PM Recep Erdogan. The tone is restrained despite Erdogan’s deep frustration (which he openly voiced in ... more »

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
*Introduction: 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]. Death and destruction is rampant, poverty and misery has multiplied, law and order has broken down, retrograde thugs have seized political power, where previously th... more »

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