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Thursday, September 27, 2012

27 September - BFP and Feedly

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International Newsworthy

Iran’s Jews Reject Cash Offer to Move to Israel

Iran Pushes Ahead in Building Nuclear Reactor

EU Considers Sanctions against Iranian Banks, Energy Sector

China against Unilateral Bans on Iran

Iranian Authorities Jail Ahmadinejad’s Press Adviser

‘US Liable for Iran Diplomat Assault’

Iran Accuses West of Nuclear ‘Intimidation’

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Afghanistan Prognosis Looks Gloomier

Soldiers Learn Insurgent Tricks for Afghanistan

ICC Urged to Give Afghanistan Associate Membership

Putin Defers Pakistan Visit; Quadrilateral Summit Postponed

Zardari to Take China Ties to ‘New Heights’

Drone Attacks being Conducted with Government Connivance: Imran

Senior Pakistan Geology Official Shot Dead in Balochistan

Balochistan Govt. Urged to Evolve Strategy on Targeted Killings

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Syrian Rebels Defect to Government Forces

Syrian Rebel Chief Abandons Uprising

West Complicit in Syria ‘Massacres’: Rebel Leader

Armed Group Blow Up Oil Pipeline in NE Syria

Qatar Calls for No-Fly Zone in Syria

Egypt’s Mursi Opposes Foreign Intervention in Syria

Russia will not Grant Asylum to Syrian President

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Iraq Says Shell Denies Oil Talks With Kurdistan

Iraq Archives Chief Moves to Seal Saddam-Era Files

Turkey’s ‘Sledgehammer’ Verdicts Take the Military Down a Peg

Saudi Arabia Embarks on Massive Projects in Mecca and Medina

908 Female Pilgrims Held in Saudi Arabia

Yemen Ready for Dialogue with Qaeda if it Disarms

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Egypt: No Need to Amend Treaty With Israel

Libya’s Congress Gives New PM Ultimatum to Name Government

Families of Libya’s Missing Lead Backlash against Militias

Kenyan Navy Hits Somali Port Ahead of Main Offensive

Sudan, South Sudan Reach Security Deal

A Familiar & Painful Story Is Playing Out in Sudan

Somalia: ‘Planned Infiltration’ of Security Forces By Al Shabaab – Sources

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International Nuclear Terrorism Drills Kick off in Moscow

Russia, Kazakhstan Slow to Build Growth

U.S. Military Aid To Central Asia: Who Benefits?

Putin’s Advance Team Preps Tajikistan for Customs Union

Scandal and Change in Georgia

Uzbekistan: Swedish Police Open Corruption Probe into TeliaSonera Claims

Azerbaijan “Investigates” The New York Times for Karabakh Story

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The Dark Side of Drones: Big Brother in Germany’s Skies

Top UK Military Chiefs Go Cold on Nuclear Deterrent

Abu Hamza: UK High Court Halts Extradition to the US

Gas Row Looms Large Over Divided Cyprus

National Newsworthy

US Special Forces Deployed in Iraq-Again!

Decision to Evacuate Eastern Libya Divides US Intelligence Community

US Air Force Knew of Crippling F-22 Flaws for a Decade

Air Force Prepares Third Mission for Mysterious X-37B Spacecraft

LRAD Sonic Weapons To Be Deployed “Throughout” America For Crises

US Calls Assange ‘Enemy of State’

Guantanamo Not a Campaign Issue This Time

TSA Thumbs its Nose at the Law, Courts Say OK

The Last Battle: Efforts to Provide Mental Health Care for War Veterans Falling Short

Development of Fracking Helped by Government Funding and Tax Breaks

Lieberman Pushes Obama to Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order

Financial Disclosure for Senior Federal Executives Delayed until after Election

Taxpayers Spent $1.4 billion on Obama Family Last Year, Perks Questioned in New Book

Weak Orders Point to Sharp Slowdown in U.S. Manufacturing

Fed Virtually Funding the Entire US Deficit: Lindsey

Goldman Sachs: QE3 May Total $2 Trillion

California Screaming As 4th Muni Bankruptcy Looms in Atwater

Judge Orders Arrest of Google’s Operations President in Brazil

The Rank Hypocrisy of Barack Obama

Noteworthy Editorials

Pepe Escobar: Why Qatar Wants to Invade Syria

Paul Pillar: The Value of Free Speech

Andrew Bacevich: Joe McCarthy would Understand

Paul Craig Roberts: A Culture of Delusion

MEK: Our Favorite Terrorists

Drones: The View from the Wreckage

What’s So Special About Special Ops?

Your Liberty & Your Money

BFP Nightly Video-Podcast

Video 1: BFP EyeOpener Report-China: Menace, Accomplice or Boogeyman?

Video 2: They Have Rigged the System to Ensure Fraud: Tom Woods

Video 3: Israel Lobbyist – We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!

Video 4: UN-Conventional: Assange attacks Obama in breakthrough UN address

Podcast 1: Empire, Power & People – “Managing the World: America, Germany and Japan”

Podcast 2: Corbett Report- Pandemic!

Podcast 3: Lew Rockwell Show- American Elections are Crooked!!

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Wooden Computer Monitor Stand
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Book Signing at Colette in Paris this Friday, September 28
I’m looking forward to meeting you there!
Chiara Ferragni Milan fashionweek series: day 5
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Google faked NY address to make Apple Maps look bad
Stay classy Google. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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Paper Triangle Web
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Herbaria (September 14, 2012)
I took a break from posting the Herbaria recently. I did continue shooting the photos so I am resuming where I left off a few weeks back. This week marks more tomatoes. All varieties have come in and many were already starting to wane at the time of this photo a few weeks back. It’s turning into a hustle to ensure that the remaining varieties as well as other frost tender plants make it into these
Tomato and Sage Bread Soup
These last days of the tomato harvest are fast approaching and I am finding myself increasingly careful about how I use up the remaining fresh fruit. This is it and then I am back to another 8-9 month wait before I get to taste the good stuff fresh again. It was with this late season panic infecting my brain that I decided I’d better get on enjoying a few last-minute tomato soups. My go-to, there-
garden resolutions: what i’ll do differently
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finally! learning how to make vegetable soup
LIKE THE BEST RECIPES, it’s a hand-me-down, delivered in the best oral tradition: told to me over a meal, and recorded on a paper napkin. At breakfast with my old friend Irene Sax recently—a longtime food writer, and my former “Newsday” colleague—I was panicking about my late-summer vegetable glut, and she said: “Vegetable soup. I make it all the time, freeze it, and eat it every day for lunch.” A


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This gay wedding at a children's museum wins the internet today
Daniel and Sauce were the first LGBTQ wedding at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. And let me tell you, their adorableness combined with that epic venue means this wedding will not disappoint. I had a perma-smile the entire time I looked at these photos. Daniel and Sauce are magnetic with their obvious love, match-y glasses, bow ties, and suspenders, and infectious laughter. I'm jealous o
Healdsburg Wedding at Barndiva from Leah Lee Photography
Wedding weekends fill my heart with happiness and maybe a huge dose of crazy envy. Because I adore weddings and I also adore a great vacation so when those two are all smooshed together into one fun-filled weekend surrounded by wine country and all your loved ones, it just makes sense. Leah Lee Photography captured all the Healdsburg festivities that include rosé sipping on the lawn and a stripe a
Pixelated Wedding Ideas
We were so delighted to see this little beauty of a shoot designed by Sweet Sunday Events and captured by Caroline Joy Photography land in our inbox! How fantastic is the giant impact of their large-scale paper backdrop? You can see how it immediately transforms the space, and better yet — Katy will be back shortly to help you make your very own pixelated backdrop! From Katy of Sweet Sunday Even

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Fernández visita Harvard tras un nuevo 'cacerolazo' en Buenos Aires
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Binyamin Netanyahu demands 'red line' to stop Iran nuclear programme
Israel's prime minister tells UN general assembly that Iran is more than 70% of the way to producing a nuclear weaponIsrael's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has called on the international community to set a "clear, red line" to stop Iran making a nuclear weapon, a line he claimed would be reached as early as next spring.To illustrate those claims, Netanyahu presented the UN general assembly
Raising Frogs for Freedom, Prison Project Opens Doors
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Author: Rape a gift you didn't ask for
"This is How" author Augusten Burroughs sits in the CNN Red Chair to discuss sexual abuse, death, and surviving.


Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city
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Original Hen watercolor painting - Chicken Art by SharonFosterArt
$25.00 USDOriginal watercolor painting on watercolor paper painted by the artist, Sharon Foster - ME! (c) Sharon Foster 2012 All rights reserved This is an original. Always 4 by 6 inchesOriginal - not a reproduction.
Chanel Vintage Bag - Art Print 8x10 by claireswilson
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$20.00 USDTitle: The Best of ChanelThis is an Art Print!Materials: lightweight cardstock art paperSize: 8x10Date & Signature on back.Watermark will not be on original piece.Print will be sent to you via Canada Post in a clear acid free sleeve and a photo mailer for safe delivery.Copyright © Claire S. Wilson

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