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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

27 September - Blogs I'm Following II

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Myths and Truths of Genetically Modified Foods

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
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Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*Firefighters are battling a scrub fire that has cut off the town of Loch Sport on the Gippsland Lakes.* The fire started in coastal heathland on Wednesday night and is burning out of control about 20 kilometres west of the town. The power has been cut off in Loch Sport and police have closed the only road into the town because of the thick smoke. The blackout is also affecting household water supplies. Incident controller Graeme Taylor says crews have been building containment lines. "There's been some really good planned burning done over the last couple of years to the east and... more »

David Cameron - Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
"Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain? Brave Hungarian peasant girl who forced King John the pledge at Runnymede and close the boozers at half-ten. Is all this to be forgotten?"..." From "Twelve Angry Men" BBC-TV Series 5 of "Hancock's Half Hour"

German unemployment rises for sixth month running

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*(Reuters) - German unemployment rose for a sixth month running in September, suggesting domestic demand might not be able to compensate for weakening exports amid the euro zone crisis and power growth in the bloc's number one economy.* Joblessness remains near to its lowest level since German reunification more than two decades ago, and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.8 percent, contrasting starkly with the sickly labor market in many peers, including France and Spain. But it rose by 9,000 in September, as the global slowdown and the euro zone's three-year-old crisis weigh... more »

“How Do You Take Your Poison?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
* “How Do You Take Your Poison?”* By Chris Hedges “We will all swallow our cup of corporate poison. We can take it from nurse Romney, who will tell us not to whine and play the victim, or we can take it from nurse Obama, who will assure us that this hurts him even more than it hurts us, but one way or another the corporate hemlock will be shoved down our throats. The choice before us is how it will be administered. Corporate power, no matter who is running the ward after January 2013, is poised to carry out U.S. history's most savage assault against the poor and the working cla... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
And so, back from being away, well, as of 5 posts ago. Thanks for your patience and understanding of my absence. Commenting is restored, business as usual commences now. - CP


Anon at aangirfan - 16 hours ago
*"A doctor named Ross MacLean administered LSD and another hallucinogenic drug, mescaline, to me in different doses and supervised my trips." - Moon River & Me, by Andy Williams* Andy Williams's wife was tried for murder. Allegedly, Andy Williams had an affair with Bobby Kennedy's widow. Williams was in his dressing room at the Ambassador Hotel when Bobby Kennedy was shot there in 1968. Andy Williams' wife was tried for murder - and rumours of ... - Daily Mail *Andy and Bobby Williams* A year after Bobby Kennedy's death, Andy named his newborn son 'Bobby' Williams. Williams ser... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

"Romney in Final Push to Alienate Remaining Voters"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Romney in Final Push to Alienate Remaining Voters"* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— "With just forty-one days to go until the election, Mitt Romney is in a race against time to offend the few voters he has not already alienated, his campaign manager said today. “So far, Mitt’s efforts to make voters dislike him have gone exactly as planned,” said the campaign manager Matt Rhoades. “But let’s not kid ourselves—we’ve still got a few supporters out there and we’ve got to find ways to piss them off.” As Mr. Romney embarked on a bus tour with the goal of spreading a... more »

“The Speech That Wins The Election”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“The Speech That Wins The Election”* by Karl Denninger “The question is, will someone deliver this between now and November? My fellow Americans; Almost exactly four years ago the stock market began a sickening plunge that would shake the world. Declining from just over DOW 11,000 to under 7,500 in two short months, only to fall another 1,000 points in the next three, this period marked an unprecedented time of government intervention that you were told was for all of our good, and the good of our nation. You were lied to. The intentional expansion of debt unbacked by anyth... more »

Ultimate Chili Oil!

Casey at The Adventures of Limited Eating - 17 hours ago
*Ultimate Chili Oil!* This is super easy and looks really cool. I love chili oil on pizza and pasta, but it also ads a nice kick to pretty much any meal. And then when you realize how easy it is to make, it just makes it even more fun. It's all very simple, and since the chili's take over most of the flavor there is really no need for expensive oil, hence making it cheap on top of everything else I just mentioned... So you can't really go wrong with this one! Garlic oil is the next big venture and a recipe will come soon! Love it and let it spice up your life! Niiiiceness!!! *Wha... more »

"Your Liberty and Your Money"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Your Liberty and Your Money"* by Dan Denning "We begin with a cynical thought experiment. It’s really a conclusion about what’s going on in the financial markets. And the conclusion is this: the value of financial assets and currencies is being deliberately crashed in order to transfer wealth from the public to a small group of global elites. Sounds crazy, right? Maybe even cranky? We’ll get to that shortly. But first… The typical result of credit booms and busts is to transfer ownership of real assets and productive businesses from the public to the insiders. In our thought ... more »

Julian Assange Addresses The United Nations Today

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
27 September 2012 Julian Assange addressed permanent representatives to the UN General Assembly at a high-level talk on the legal and ethical legitimacy of diplomatic asylum. TO READ MORE: *http://on.rt.com/f3jgtl* Source: The Telegraph UK

“America- and Western Civilization As a Whole- Was Founded On a Conspiracy Theory”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
* “America- and Western Civilization As a Whole-* * Was Founded On a Conspiracy Theory”* The Constitution, Magna Carta and Democracy Itself Are Based on the Idea that- Without Checks and Balances– Those In Power Will Take Advantage of Us. By Washington's Blog "America was founded on a conspiracy theory: that Britain’s King George was conspiring against the colonists by all his actions. The Declaration of Independence recites a series of conspiracies: ․ "When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absol... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 27th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck the ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA at a depth of 35.7 km (22.2 miles), the quake hit at 07:16:10 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012 The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) WSW from Adak, Alaska No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Twin Demons of War and Central Banking

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*The twentieth century was the century of total war. Limitations on the scope of war, built up over many centuries, had already begun to break down in the nineteenth century, but they were altogether obliterated in the twentieth. And of course the sheer amount of resources that centralized states could bring to bear in war, and the terrible new technologies of killing that became available to them, made the twentieth a century of almost unimaginable horror.* It isn’t terribly often that people discuss the development of total war in tandem with the development of modern central ban... more »

Hillary Clinton seeks Syria action from 'paralysed' UN

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*Hillary Clinton has called on the United Nations Security Council to make a renewed effort to deal with the conflict in Syria.* The US Secretary of State said the body was "paralysed". UK Prime Minister David Cameron has also demanded UN action. France, Britain and the United States are in favour of taking stronger action against President Bashar al-Assad, but Russia and China are backing the Syrian government. Earlier on Wednesday, suicide bombers attacked a military HQ in Damascus. Mrs Clinton said that the Security Council must end the violence and urged the members to "try on... more »

Taiwan, Japan brace for typhoon Jelawat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago

Big Fat Lies, The Statin Nation Trailer & The Cholestoral Scam Videos

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
Clip from the documentary "Fat Head." Guess what? Fat and cholesterol don't cause heart disease. The theory was based on bogus science from the very beginning. *More on this Subject- The Statin Nation Documentary Trailer:* *Even More Information - The Cholesterol Scam with Justin Smith* Cholesterol levels in the UK have reduced - but more people are getting heart disease. People with low 'bad' cholesterol are more likely to have heart disease than people with high levels. This clip is an introduction to the cholesterol con. Source: http://www.statinnation.net/

QE3 triggers fear of new currency wars

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid concern that the fresh round of US monetary easing could trigger another clash in the "currency wars".* Fund managers are rethinking their portfolios in the belief that "QE3" -- the Federal Reserve's third round of quantitative easing -- will weaken the dollar and trigger sharp gains in emerging market currencies. Such moves would cause a headache for central banks worried about the d... more »

Spain set to reveal the pain in its books

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Spain, a eurozone behemoth, is in the crosshairs of Europe's financial crisis. The country is suffering from soaring borrowing costs, a banking system leaking cash and unemployment rates at devastating levels.* Greece might be risking expulsion from the eurozone but Spain's situation is a focus of concern. If such a major economy were to fail, the repercussions could cause unprecedented havoc across Europe -- and the globe. On Thursday, Spain will reveal its 2013 budget, which is expected to introduce harsh new austerity measures. Reports have suggested they could match ... more »

Google exec arrested over videos

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Authorities arrested Google's top executive in Brazil Wednesday after officials said he violated the South American country's election law when he didn't take down online videos that allegedly slandered a political candidate.* An arrest warrant in the southwest state of Mato Grosso do Sul accuses Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, Google's president in Brazil, of "disobedience" for not removing YouTube videos about a local mayoral candidate. Federal police arrested Coelho Wednesday, but described the alleged crime as a "minor offense" and said he would be released on his own recogn... more »

Corporate America sweats as fiscal cliff nears

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Top U.S. executives have less confidence in the business outlook now than at any time in the past three years - and a key reason is fear of gridlock in Washington over the fiscal deficit and tax policy.* The uncertainty, coupled with slowing demand in Asia and Europe, is forcing corporate leaders to postpone decisions on major investments and hiring, and hurting sales of everything from textbooks to telephone lines. "If we don't deal with the fiscal cliff and don't deal with predictability on taxes for both citizens and business, with the rest of the world in a struggl... more »

IMF, EU clash over Greece's bailout prospects

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Greece's international lenders are at loggerheads over how to solve Athens' debt crisis, threatening more trouble for the euro as the IMF demands European governments write off some of the Greek debt they hold. * Officials from Greece and the "troika" of European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund have told Reuters that tensions among them have increased of late as the Washington-based Fund has played tough. It has been pushing to restructure debts Athens owes to public-sector foreign creditors. EU leaders prefer to give Greece more time to meet... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Thousands of Australian sheep sent to Pakistan have been slaughtered, with some buried alive and others clubbed to death, according to local media reports. * Karachi-based PK Meat and Food Company bought the sheep after authorities in Bahrain rejected the shipment on the grounds the animals were infected. It has confirmed at least 10,000 sheep out of the total shipment of 20,468 have been slaughtered in an "unacceptable" an un-Islamic manner by local authorities Karachi. The International News in Pakistan says video footage of the slaughter shows the sheep lying in trenches - some... more »

Why Humans Have Evolved So Fast

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Yes, we need a better answer for why our brains evolved and grew so large. It is pretty clear that when man left the forests and its troops, he became man the runner who used his skills to exhaust game. That was two million years ago. The argument here is that larger groups demanded larger brains in order to compete successfully. With constant conflict and best hunting grounds in the balance, selection for larger troops was natural and possibly helped by brain size. Except it really does not work that well. More plausibly, the increase in population created communicatio... more »

Why Fathers Really Matter With Judith Shulevitz

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This is an important item that properly updates us on the present reality of scientific thought of the topic of inheritance. It has been clear to me for a number of years that parents change the genetic outcome of their offspring somehow other that natural selection which has been the prevailing dogma. I speculated as to means and all that. At the same time, the field itself was coming to the same conclusion and the name of Lamarck is even mentioned here quite honorably. This now shows us experiments that confirm the hypothesis and the necessary pathways are now been w... more »

America Sucks With Nick Hodge

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
The USA is suffering from serious problems in governance. This item by Nick Hodge lists a litany of unchallenged abuses driven by mandated agencies literally running amok. It presents a public sector were everything can be gamed with money. It is also obvious that suicide by cop is becoming the method of choice. Last night I took in a Seattle local newscast. There were three separate incidents reported in which a gang of cops piled on a suspect all guns blazing and the target giving as good as he got. A hundred miles north, we are hard put to have one such scenario a ... more »

Warp Drive May Be Feasible

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This is really very promising. I have read alternative reports that describe doing something like this and it is also exactly the type of technology that can be mounted on a Magnetic field Exclusion Vessel or MFEV. A focus fusion engine should be able to provide the necessary power. I also suspect that real velocity of many times the speed of light will be possible. Ten times is nice but it still insurmountable for easy travel. Of course, if we figure out how to build wormholes, then it is sufficient for the transport of one end to another star system. Such wormhole ends... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 18 hours ago
*Small audience for Cameron* Citing a report by the 'CIA-run' charity *Save the Children*, the UK Prime Monster David Cameron told UN delegates: ‘If anyone was in any doubt about the horrors that Assad has inflicted on his people, just look at the evidence published this week.' *David Cameron at UN: Russia and China have blood of Syrian children on their hands.* * * *Here are all the comments so far at the Daily Mail website:* Is it any wonder that people feel such contempt for Cameron. He seldom misses an opportunity to say something untrue, unwise, tactless and undiplomatic, or... more »

Jonah Raskin : Jack Kerouac's 'Mishmash' Life

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 18 hours ago
Jack Kerouac. Photo by Tom Polumbo, circa 1956. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Jack Kerouac’s 'mishmash' life and his biographers None of Kerouac’s biographers are as concise as he was, none of them as poetical as he, and none of them as unapologetic about his seemingly chaotic life as he. By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2012 More biographies have been written about Jack Kerouac

Robert Jensen : Why We Won and How We Are Losing

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 18 hours ago
Going, going... Image from Earthweek. From start to finish: Why we won and how we are losing A review essay on human origins and contemporary crises. By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2012 James Howard Kunstler, Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012). Michael T. Klare, The Race for What’s Left: The

First Called ‘US Enemy of State’, Now Julian Assange Makes UN Appearance

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 19 hours ago
http://the2012scenario.com/2012/09/first-called-us-enemy-of-state-now-julian-assange-makes-un-appearance/ *First Called ‘US Enemy of State’, Now Julian Assange Makes UN Appearance* 2012 SEPTEMBER 26 Posted by Stephen Cook WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addresses the UN via videolink from Ecuador’s London embassy. Photo: AP First this morning, my time in Australia, he has been called an ‘enemy of the state’ by the US (see second story below) and now he’s at the UN! There is so much more – much, much more – to the whole Julian Assange saga than many of us realise… as we will... more »

Considering plagiarism? Just forget it! Nowadays you’ll be busted for sure!

david at Alberta Diary - 19 hours ago
Peggy Wente gets ready to write her next column. Globe and Mail columnists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below, the real Ms. Wente, looking like she’s in a mug shot after being busted for plagiarism; the late Ken Adachi. There has never been a shortage of plagiarism in Canadian letters. The sins of the ... more »

The one hundred and sixty third weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
This week's winner is the former Democratic Mayor of New York, Ed Koch, for this comment as reported by Free Beacon: 'Obama not ‘Best President’ for Israel - Unfair demands made on Israel while Hamas gets a pass' Seriously "No shit, Sherlock" 

Another Update on Radioactive Black "Dirt" in Japan

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 20 hours ago
I recently posted about the highly radioactive black soil/dirt/mold or whatever it is being found in Japan. http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/update-on-black-substance-in-japan.html Paul Langley, who writes the incredibly informative and interesting Paul Langley's Nuclear History Blog, sent me a comment about the potential nature of this black radioactive stuff: [Paul Writes]* Majia, the US reported and described a black sticky substance that caused beta burns to US service personnel in the pacific in 1948. * *The beta burns and source - sticky black substance - are describ... more »

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Could Nine GOP Governors Flip the Vote?

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 20 hours ago
Boss Tweed: "As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?” Cartoon by Thomas Nast / Harper’s Weekly, October 7, 1871. Image from Scoop Independent News. Will nine GOP governors electronically flip Romney into the White House? In tandem with the GOP's massive nationwide disenfranchisement campaign, they could -- in the dead of election night -- give Romney a victory in the

UK: Fears Of Further Flooding As Rain Goes On

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
* Large swathes of northern England remain at risk from flooding, with showers set to continue in regions across the country.* More than 50 flood warnings - meaning "immediate action is required" - have been issued by the Environment Agency, many relating to areas next to North Yorkshire's River Ouse. The river's water level was expected to peak around on Thursday morning, after York City Council said on Wednesday that it was 14.4ft (4.4m) above the average summer level. While downpours are likely to be lighter and more scattered across England and Wales, parts of the North West a... more »

Three tornadoes and golf ball-sized hail rips through Southern Illinois toppling trucks and damaging homes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*At least three tornadoes touched down in Southwestern Illinois on Tuesday evening with reports of golf ball-sized hail and strong winds ravaging several communities. * At least two semis were reported toppled from strong winds on I-64 near Okawville, hospitalizing two, with several roofs, buildings and at least three homes also damaged throughout Washington County, KSDK reports. The trucker in one overturned rig was slightly injured, Okawville Police Chief Steve Millikin said, with two taken to Washington County, Illinois hospital. Any additional injuries from the storm have not be... more »

Hillary Clinton says Libya consulate WAS attacked by Al Qaeda in humiliating back track

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*In a humiliating admission, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said today that there was an explicit link between the al Qaeda network in North Africa and the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya, backtracking from what the State Department had said previously.* Speaking at a Security Council meeting at the United Nations, Mrs Clinton said an Algerian-founded branch of the al Qaeda network was situated in the area, using their location to plan and execute attacks, like the one in Benghazi on September 11. This goes directly against the initial statements of the Wh... more »

FTSE loses £25billion as Spain moves towards a £300billion bailout

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*More than £25billion has been wiped off the FTSE 100 today as Spain moved closer to asking for a £238billion bailout.* The index of the UK's most capitalised companies shed nearly 2 per cent of its value, and as the market drew to a close, it was trading down 107.4 points at 5,752.29. The market sell-off was triggered in the main by uncertainty over Spain's economic future and whether it will accept the terms of a £238billion eurozone bailout. Read More

£28billion cuts, Armed Forces slashed to the bone... So why is Cameron boasting to the UN about spending yet more billions on overseas aid?....Because he is Spineless and has warped Priorities

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*At home, the talk is all about austerity. One half of the Coalition government holds its annual conference amid talk of cutting benefits, curbing pensions and hitting the middle classes with higher taxes.* The message is clear: times are tough and Britain faces years of pain after the most devastating economic downturn for decades. Little wonder voters remain fearful over the future, worried about jobs and reluctant to spend the money so desperately needed to kick-start the economy. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is in New York, telling world leaders attending the United Nations Ge... more »

Senior RBS traders 'rigged interest rates months before £45bn bailout' from taxpayer

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Senior traders at Royal Bank of Scotland allegedly boasted of running a ‘cartel’ in London to rig crucial interest rates just months before it received a £45billion bailout from taxpayers, court papers reveal.* RBS – which is 81 per cent owned by the taxpayer – is suspected of taking part in a global conspiracy to manipulate benchmark Libor rates, which determine how much homeowners pay on their mortgages. The transcripts of messages between the bank’s former traders in London and Singapore are in legal papers filed by Tan Chi Min, a former senior trader who is suing RBS for wrong... more »

Cade Poulos shot himself dead in high school hallway in front of terrified classmates while dressed as Batman villain Two Face'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*A 13-year-old student dressed as the Batman villain Two-Face shot himself dead with a hand gun today at an Oklahoma junior high school, just minutes before classes were due to start. * Horrified students - many of whom were similarly dressed for the school's Super Hero Day - heard a gunshot before 8am and found eighth grader Cade Poulos lying in a hallway, according to classmates speaking to KOCO. Terrified teenagers then fled the halls, fearing a gunman was on the loose. According to a Facebook memorial page since created for the Stillwater Junior High student, bullying is a susp... more »

Rioters hurl fuel bombs at Greek police

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Sept. 26 - Greek police clashed with hooded rioters hurling petrol bombs as tens of thousands took to the streets of Athens in Greece's biggest anti-austerity protest in more than a year.*

Get ready for more European turmoil

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Sep 26 - Welcome back to fear and loathing in Europe! Expect more signs of discord in the street and markets as governments try to tackle the debt crisis. Plus will RIM's ray of light survive its results? *

Mugabe says Gaddafi's death as tragic as U.S. envoy's

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was as tragic as that of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, as he delivered a scathing critique of U.S., U.N. and NATO actions. * Speaking firmly, if occasionally stumbling over words, the 88-year-old president accused the United States of "rushing to suck oil from Iraq" when it invaded the country in 2003 on the erroneous grounds that it possessed weapons of mass destruction. He said the U.N. Security Council had allowed itself to be "abused" last year by authori... more »

Alexander Lebedev charged in Russia with 'hooliganism'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
Alexander Lebedev, the Russian billionaire owner of The Independent and Evening Standard newspapers, could be jailed for five years after he was charged with “hooliganism motivated by political hatred” for punching a fellow guest on a television show. Read More

Five in Denmark contract New SARS-linked virus

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
* Five people have been isolated in a hospital in Denmark with symptoms of a new viral respiratory illness from the same family as the deadly SARS virus*. “We have sent samples from the five for testing and hope to get the results this afternoon,” said chief physician Svend Stenvang Petersen of Odense University Hospital. “The five have a fever, coughing and influenza-like symptoms,” he added. Petersen said those admitted were a family of four where the father had been to Saudi Arabia, and an unrelated person who had been to Qatar. Two of those with symptoms were under the age of ... more »

Why the heck SHOULDN'T loyal GOP-ers support Missouri crackpot Todd Akin? They all believe the same things

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*"The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued a statement Wednesday clarifying its support for Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race and suggesting it might spend money to help elect him, after saying a month ago that it would not do so."* *-- the start of an Aaron Blake report this afternoon on washingtonpost.com's "The Fix"* *by Ken* Aaron Blake's report continues: “There is no question that for Missourians who believe we need to stop the reckless Washington spending, rein-in the role of government in people’s lives, and finally focus on growing jobs in this country... more »

Obama Defends False 9/11 Narrative And Absolves USrael of Guilt For Middle East Chaos In Bizarre UN Speech

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*President Obama gave a speech full of falsehoods at the United Nations on September 25, 2012.* In a bizarre speech at the United Nations, President Obama blamed the recent uptick in Middle East rage against the U.S. on a silly YouTube trailer for the film *"Innocence of Muslims."* Obama failed to mention that, prior to the release of the trailer, multiple and illegal U.S. occupations of Muslim countries after the false flag September 11 events had already made Muslims angry at the United States government. Rage against the godless and Evil Empire was brewing way before any t... more »

Whale stranded on Northumberland beach dies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*A minke whale that became stranded on a beach in Northumberland has had to be put down by vets.* The beautiful eight-metre long animal was found in Druridge Bay at 7.50am on Wednesday morning. Experts from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDLMR) rushed to its aid after the Humber Coastguard were alerted to the beaching by a member of public. But, after being assessed, the whale was deemed as being too thin to be returned to the sea. Read More

Julian Assange could be in London embassy for ten years, warns Ecuadorian minister

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*The Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patino has accused the UK Government of infringing on Julian Assange's human rights and warned that the Wikileaks founder could be stuck in the London embassy for up to ten years if he is not allowed to leave and travel to Ecuador. * Mr Patino will meet with William Hague on Thursday to demand that the UK allows Julian Assange to leave the embassy in Kensington, where he has been living for the past three months after seeking asylum there, and travel to Ecuador. Assange was granted asylum last month by the Ecuadorians who believe that he wi... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 27th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck the ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA at a depth of 44.5 km (27.7 miles), the quake hit at 03:28:51 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012 The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) West from Adak, Alaska No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake JUJUY, ARGENTINA - 27th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck JUJUY, ARGENTINA at a depth of 190.3 km (118.3 miles), the quake hit at 01:36:29 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012 The epicenter was 99 km (61miles) West of El Aguilar, Argentina No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time 

Did You Know That...

When Benjamin Franklin said "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", he was referring to the fact that he had just attached a lightning rod to his house. George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was a lauded American botanist who made many important agricultural discoveries. Through his research, he found more than 300 uses for peanuts and over 100 uses for sweet potatoes. In 1895 an audience gathered in Paris to watch the first-ever motion picture film. The movie was of workers leaving the Lumiere factory at Lyn. Louis and Auguste Lumiere invented the cinematography that was... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHWESTERN IRAN - 27th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck NORTHWESTERN IRAN at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 00:56:04 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012 The epicenter was 32 km (19 miles) WSW of Ahar, Iran No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Slow boring...

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 21 hours ago
Shorter LGM response(s) to Connor Freidersdorf: "Weber." Of course, that doesn't resolve the debate. It merely puts it on the correct footing.

You Know You Need A Tinfoil Hat If....

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 22 hours ago
Last weekend. I did my usual Sunday rant, and I put up a list entitled: "Are you proud to be Jewish knowing...". I received many accolades from members of the real truth movement, and one person who is a close friend of mine, Noor, who writes the blog: Snippits And Snappits ( www.snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com), even went so far as to take that rant and make some tremendous improvements to the article by adding some fabulous pictures, and an interesting part about ultra Jew, David Lee Roth to boot!. I suggest that readers take a look at the article at her blog... I figured th... more »

Scottish Village Covered with Sea Foam Blown in by Storm

Foam whipped in from the North Sea covered the sea front area of Aberdeen in a layer of white on Sunday. The phenomenon, reminiscent of a blanket of snow, was caused by a high volume of wave activity mixing together water, air and organic material, a marine ecologist told the BBC. Photo courtesy: Yahoo!News An intense storm that has dumped a month's worth of rain on the United Kingdom in just a day, flooding parts of the country, has also caused a rather unusual event on the North Sea coast. Yesterday, as rain and winds lashed at Aberdeen, Scotland, a small fishing village at the e... more »

In China, construction means (wealth) destruction

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
[image: image]*Guest post by Suzuki Samurai* Everything is old in China, not just the ancient stuff, but the new stuff too. Oxymoron? Welcome to China. I commented to a Chinese colleague that I wanted to move a to a newer apartment complex, he told me that he would find me a new place and that my current residence was indeed “very old” - ten years “old” in fact. I thought I had misheard him, I thought he’d got his English numbers mixed up and corrected him, “You mean thirty years old,” he looked at me as if I was mad and, as Chinese do, used his fingers to indicate the number ten... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 23 hours ago

Actual voter registration fraud

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 23 hours ago
You'll be shocked to learn, in order to prove that it exists, Republicans are commiting voter fraud themselves. The Republican Party of Florida is dumping a firm it paid more than $1.3 million to register new voters, after Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher flagged 106 “questionable” registration applications turned in by the contractor this month. Bucher asked the state attorney’s office to review the applications “in an abundance of caution” because she said her staff had questions about similar-looking signatures, missing information and wrong addresses on the ... more »

Back on the KeyTrain Gang

Storm at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
At The Common Errant, I have frequently offered detailed reports on the fraudulent nature of the corporate reforms in "education." Shining a bright light (unfortunately lacking the sterilizing power of the sun) on human malfeasance and corruption is a worthy endeavor if, in the end, it is only a human truth in the age characterized by mechanical tyranny and bureaucratic death squads. It is our current "ground of being." It is because of this that I have come to feel a futility in opposition. But... Saying NO to the technological horror so mindlessly accepted and promulgated as a ... more »

Best Shot For A House Upset In America: CA-25-- Buck McKeon vs Lee Rogers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Buck McKeon has never debated any of his challengers before-- and he never had to. He normally won by massive margins-- 75% in 1998, 62% in 2000, 65% in 2002, 64% in 2004, 60% in 2006, 58% in 2008, and 62% in 2010. But aside from the basically downward trajectory of his support, this time McKeon has angered his base and faces a serious opponent, Lee Rogers, who most savvy observers think has a great shot for an upset. *Alternet* named the district the top under-the-radar race in the whole country, meaning not on the DCCC's or NRCC's radar. *1. CA-25: Democrat Lee Rogers vs Republ... more »


Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
Earthquake Details - This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude*6.9*Date-Time - *Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 23:39:58 UTC* - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 02:39:58 PM at epicenter - Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location51.583°N, 178.200°WDepth40.5 km (25.2 miles)RegionANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKADistances34 km (21 miles) S of *Tanaga Volcano, Alaska* 1487 km (923 miles) SSE of *Anadyr', Russia* 1580 km (981 miles) E of *Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia* 1597 km (992 miles) E of *Yelizovo, Russia*Location Uncertaintyhoriz... more »

Global Consensus: Zionism Is An Attack On Judaism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism. As *Washington's Blog explains*: "Most Americans confuse zionism and Judaism. While many *assume* that zionism simply means allowing the Israeli nation to exist, many zionists in high positions within the Netanyahu and Sharon administrations advocate for very different policies altogether, including the use of offensive wars throughout the Middle East. See this, and read the section entitled “Securing the Realm” here. In reality, many devout Jews are against zionism as being antithetical to traditional Jewish values. As such, many Jews say th... more »

This is worth reading

paul at Paying attention - 1 day ago
Over at the Gazetteer's.

US Postal Service Prepares for Second Default in Two Months

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
The U.S. Postal Service will default this week on a $5.6 billion congressionally mandated obligation to pre-fund retiree health benefits, marking the second time in two months the cash-strapped agency has done this. The Postal Service last month failed to pay $5.5 billion for its fiscal 2011 prepayment obligation, which originally was due in September 2011 but was deferred by Congress until Aug. 1. That was the first time it ever defaulted on a payment to the Treasury Department. The $5.6 billion due this week, on Sept. 30, represents this fiscal year’s obligation. Before this yea... more »

Super typhoon Jelawat to threaten Okinawa then Japan

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 1 day ago
[image: Super typhoon Jelawat at 8 a.m. EDT, 26 September 2012. Navy Research Laboratory] By Jason Samenow 26 September 2012 Another monster typhoon has spun up in the western Pacific. Following super typhoon Sanba that ripped across Okinawa and then into South Korea, super typhoon Jelawat is also eyeing Okinawa before a possible encounter with Japan. Jelawat is the equivalent of a category-4 hurricane, with peak sustained winds of 150 mph. Briefly Tuesday, it reached category-5 strength with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph becoming the second strongest storm on Earth in 201... more »

The Supreme Court has reached too far

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Last week the Supreme Court ruled an ad hoc group of existing and former sex-trade workers has the right to challenge Canada's anti-prostitution laws on constitutional grounds. At first blush this seems like a sensible decision. After all, who has a better reason to challenge such laws than a group representing sex workers in downtown Vancouver? However, this seemingly sensible result is based on a significant change in the way the courts approach litigation and that change signals a shift in the role of Canadian courts; a shift with real implications for democracy in Canada. http://... more »

Christy Clark`s PR STUNT, Exposed

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Well well well...The BC Liberal Christy Clark comedy hour continues, how much Provincial embarrassment must we endure.. Today, under the guidance of her newest chief of staff John Doyle I presume, the BC Government fired off an open letter to the press, well, actually the open letter was sent to Premier Allison Redford of Alberta, the press, the Globe and Mail was the conduit, are you kidding me!!! This letter stated that Christy Clark was going to be in Calgary(To visit and possibly slip Ken Boesenkool a vanilla envelope?) next week and possibly she(Allison Redford) would like to ... more »

Woodworth's Wank: The Vote

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
Woodyworth's Wank was defeated. A motion to study the Criminal Code's definition of when human life begins was defeated in the House of Commons Wednesday night. Members of Parliament voted 203 to 91 against Motion 312, sponsored by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth. Not the crushing defeat we were hoping for. But defeated, nonetheless. More maybe tomorrow. Now to decompress. MORE: How they voted, alphabetically. 

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

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 both 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... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 every one as time passes. Like this one... It's late summer, 1998. Clinton is presidente and Newt is 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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