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Friday, September 28, 2012

28 September - Blogs I'm Following II

11:35 pm MDST  14hrs +

Clear and Brief History of the NDAA & Indefinite Detention

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
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Catch of the Day

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 14 hours ago
Today's goes to Dave Hopkins, who read today's Politico story in which Mitt Romney's personal flaws are alleged to be the source of his current campaign woes, and tweeted out: Paging @jbplainblog: anon. Romney-ites admit he's a bad politician but say he'd be a really successful pres. Unlikely! Political skills are equally important to succeeding in office as they are to successfully gaining office. Yes, exactly. Now, in fact, I think Romney's political skills are, at the moment, underrated; no one accidentally winds up as a major-party nominee for president, certainly not in an era... more » 

EU Commission Takes Cyprus And Netherlands To Court For Failing To Transpose EU Rules

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*The European Commission is referring Cyprus and the Netherlands to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to notify national measures to implement EU rules easing access to justice in cross-border legal disputes.* The Mediation Directive applies when two parties involved in a cross-border dispute voluntarily agree to settle their dispute using an impartial mediator. The deadline for transposing the Directive into national law was 21 May 2011. “We take action to ease access to justice in the European Union,” said Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU’s Justice Commi... more »

Salford Shootings Spur Armed Police Patrols

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*Armed police are patrolling the streets of Salford in Greater Manchester after six shootings in less than a month were blamed on two warring crime gangs. * Police have been called to five incidents where shots were fired and a sixth report of gunfire since September 9. No one has been injured but officers described the shootings as "reckless and dangerous" and called for them to stop. It is understood two rival crime gangs have been locked in a dispute for the past month and have been firing at front doors, car windows and houses as "warning shots," a senior police source said. P... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MINDORO, PHILIPPINES - 28th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck MINDORO, PHILIPPINES at a depth of 141 km (87.6 miles), the quake hit at 14:25:47 UTC Friday 28th September 2012 The epicenter was 12 km (7.4 miles) WNW of Bagalangit, Philippines No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

DRONE Webseries, Ep. 3/4: Executing Prime Directives

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Nicholas West This four-part series, which will conclude next Thursday on YouTube HERE, began in part 1 as humanoid robot soldiers begin to redefine the landscape of the battlefield in 2023 ... and one of them is on the run. In part 2, we caught a glimpse of the human programmer behind unit 237 and the commander who wonders how a robot can make the decision to run. Part 3 continues to explore the connection between the programmer and the robot that he has evidently worked to set free, which has put him on the commander's kill list. As the programmer begins to ask questions of ... more »

India's Gargantuan Biometric Database Raises Big Questions

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Rebecca Bowe *EFF* The government of India has amassed a database of 200 million Indian residents' digital fingerprints, iris scans, facial photographs, names, addresses and birthdates. Yet this vast collection of private information is only a drop in the bucket compared to the volume of data it ultimately intends to gather. The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that administers Aadhaar -- India's Unique Identity (UID) program -- has a goal of capturing and storing this personal and biometric information for each and every one of India's 1.2 billion resident... more »

AIM West Film Fest and November Conference Flyer

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
AIM West Film Festival Schedule http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/09/aim-west-international-film-fest-oct-12.html

Alex Jones To America: Take Off The Ring of Mordor

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
"Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you." - Nietzsche. "And then people say, "Well, Alex, *Northwoods is real*, what are you, pro-Soviet? You don't want to blow up movie theaters in America?" What, become what the Soviets are to fight the Soviets? No thanks. Wear the *Ring of Mordor* to defeat Sauron? No thank you. You don't become Mephistopheles, Baphomet, Satan, Diablo, the old Serpent. You don't become El Diablo to fight the devil. And I don't know how we've gotten to the point where even mainline police all ov... more »

5 Healthy, Happy Tips To Welcome Autumn Months

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter Fall is upon us. And as temperatures turn cooler and trees change colors, many people are finding more time to spend indoors. But autumn is an excellent time to shore up your health, get out and enjoy the weather, and prepare for the coming winter. Here are some tips to get the most health benefits from the Autumn months: *1. Eat in Season!* So many wonderful foods are in season in the Autumn. Soups and roasted vegetables can keep you warm and cozy while promoting good vision, heart health, and a strong immune system. Eating in season also supports local and o... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake GUAM REGION - 28th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck the GUAM REGION at a depth of 110.3 km (68.5 miles), the quake hit at 12:11:48 UTC Friday 28th September 2012 The epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) WNW of Agat Village, Guam No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Drones: Instruments of State Terror

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
image source Stephen Lendman, *Contributor* A new report jointly prepared by Stanford University's International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic (SU) and New York University School of Law's Global Justice Clinic (NYU) is titled "Living Under Drones." Part one discusses strikes on rescuers, funerals, and other civilian targets. Part two examines surveillance, the effects of drones overhead, and how their use creates fear and distrust. Part three considers the economic and impoverishment hardships families and communities sustain. Overall SU/NYU examines key aspects of t... more »

Vote counting company tied to Romney

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
FreePress Gerry Bello Bob Fitrakis Several Tanker trucks full of political ink have been spilled on Mitt Romney's tenure as a vulture capitalist at Bain Capital. A more important story, however, is the fact that Bain alumni, now raising big money as Romney bundlers are also in the electronic voting machine business. This appears to be a repeat of the the infamous former CEO of Diebold Wally O’Dell, who raised money for Bush while his company supplied voting machines and election management software in the 2004 election. In all 234 counties of Texas, the entire states of Hawaii and... more »

monsanto must die

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago

DISAGGREGATION NATION: No bogus analysis left behind!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012* *Part 3—Gail Collins quotes Barbara Bush:* If you want to judge how well a school or school district is doing, you pretty much have to “disaggregate” the relevant test scores. If you just go by the overall scores, you will think that schools (or states) with lots of white kids are the best-performing schools (or states) in the nation. You will think that schools with lots of upper-income kids are performing better than schools with kids from low-income backgrounds. You will think that the schools in Maine are performing better than those in Texas, even ... more »

Freedom fighters . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 15 hours ago
MAYBE STUPID INSECTS aren't so stupid. According to George Dvorsky's article in io9, "Enslaved worker ants fight back through acts of sabotage", there are species that have developed effective resistance to slavery.  The ant has been a creature respected by various cultures, and appears in the Bible in Proverbs 6:6 — Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise Which

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

Graph of the Day: Average Surface Temperatures and Number of Wildfires in the U.S. West, 1970-2010

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 15 hours ago
[image: Average annual spring-summer U.S. surface temperatures overlaid with number of fires on U.S. Forest Service land, 1970-2010. Average temperature has increased by 1.8F. Hotter years typically have more fires. climatecentral.org] When we compared the average annual spring and summer (March-August) temperatures to the number of large wildfires burning across all 11 Western states, we observed a relationship similar to that reported by Westerling, *et al.*; years with higher-than-average spring and summer temperatures also tended to be years with more large fires. Seasonal te... more »

"A Culture of Delusion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"A Culture of Delusion"* by Paul Craig Roberts "A writer’s greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. Not all readers, of course. Some readers are thoughtful and supportive. Others express thanks for opening their eyes. But the majority are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear. For the left-wing, Ronald Reagan is the great bogyman. Those on the left don’t understand supply-side economics as a macroeconomic innovation that cured stagflation by utilizing the impact of fiscal polic... more »

Expedition to study methane gas bubbling out of the Arctic seafloor

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 15 hours ago
[image: The black rectangle on this map shows the general region where Paull and his collaborators have been studying methane releases in the Beaufort Sea. The smaller red rectangle indicates the edge of the continental shelf and continental slope where they will conduct research during their current expedition. These areas are shown in greater detail in the maps below. Base image: Google Maps]Contact Kim Fulton-Bennett, kfb@mbari.org, (831) 775-1835 21 September 2012 *Chasing gas bubbles in the Beaufort Sea* In the remote, ice-shrouded Beaufort Sea, methane (the main component ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Brees speaks, Saints listen ~Mike Garafolo* *Drew Brees Chases the Record ~Black and Gold Review* 

Thanks to John Holdren

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 15 hours ago
We had a great day yesterday celebrating our Center's 10th anniversary. The day was capped off by a keynote lecture by President Obama's science advisor, John Holdren, to a big crowd at Old Main. Dr. Holdren is pictured above after the lecture with one of my STS students, Adrianne Kroepsch, who asked him to pose for a photo with a message to some middle school girls Adrianne is going to speak to about science. Dr. Holdren showed good humor and readily agreed. Thanks much to Dr. Holdren for spending the day in Boulder!

Striped Boo Halloween Sign

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
I am on a wood sign and vinyl roll. I love all the different things you can do, simply with some paint, some vinyl and a block of wood. I told myself when I embarked on my wood vinyl sign journey that I wouldn't make any two projects the same. I have two-toned my projects, glittered them, used curly ribbon and covered them in scrapbook paper. Today I bring you cute stripes! This project is three pieces of vinyl on two wood blocks: one 6" and one 5". Although you use a 5" block with this project, you lay it on its side, which makes it 3 instead. I got my kit from Fabdecor. Since... more »

ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA Officer

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
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“Nothing Will Change Until the Great Debt Default, Will You Be Ready?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
* “Nothing Will Change Until the Great Debt Default, * *Will You Be Ready?” * By Gary North “The Wall Street Journal ran an article the likes of which I have never seen. "The Magnitude of the Mess We're In." It was written by five well-known economists. It warns readers about a series of highly destructive outcomes of the federal government's present fiscal policies. The article says that these problems are close to being unmanageable. The first economist involved is George Shultz. He taught at the University of Chicago and MIT. He served as the Secretary of the Treasury under N... more »

How "equal" are the homeless?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
Oh irony! A new statue in downtown Toronto says all people are equal under Law. What do I see below the statue? An elderly homeless man. How equal is he?

Camden Says No to KIPP Correctional Complex

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
On August 6 we posted on a corporate sweetheart deal to bilk the city of Camden, NJ out of untold millions to create a total compliance corporate school site in Camden. The plan included no analysis of how much money the local public schools would lose to KIPP and the hooligan charter operators from Philadelphia, but on Wednesday of this week, the local board said NO to the plan. . . . . The effect of the new schools on the existing district factored into some board members' decisions Wednesday, they said. Between $18 million to $22 million for each proposal would be diverted f... more »

Report warns of global food insecurity as climate change destroys fisheries

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 15 hours ago
[image: Cover of the Oceana report, 'Ocean-Based Food Security Threatened in a High CO2 World' by Matthew Huelsenbeck, September 2012. oceana.org] By Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, www.guardian.co.uk 24 September 2012 The Persian Gulf, Libya, and Pakistan are at high risk of food insecurity in coming decades because climate change and ocean acidification are destroying fisheries, according to a report released on Monday [pdf]. The report from the campaign group Oceana warns of growing food insecurity, especially for poorer people, from the Faroe Islands in the... more »

Podcast No. 10 - Interview with Vincent Pouliot

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
The tenth episode of the Duck of Minerva Podcast just went live. In it, I interview Vincent Pouliot of McGill University. His first monograph is International Security in Practice: The Politics of NATO-Russia Diplomacy (Cambridge University Press, 2010). * *Contents - Front Matter - Introduction - The Practice Turn - International Security in Practice - Methodological Issues - The Practice Turn for Non-Constructivists - An Embarrassment of Practices? - Building Common Ground in IR - The Practice Turn in a Divided Discipline - What's Next? - End Matter ... more »

Greece joins Spain and Portugal in protesting austerity measures

Intercept at The Intercept - 16 hours ago
SMH Liz Alderman Niki Kisantonis Up in flames ... burning firebombs form a backdrop to a riot officer during a demonstration in Athens on Wednesday. After a period of relative calm, European markets shuddered once again as protests erupted across Greece and demonstrators surrounded the Spanish parliament for a second day to protest against the austerity program of the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. Greek riot police clashed with hundreds of hooded youths hurling petrol bombs on Wednesday, as tens of thousands of striking workers rallied against a latest round of austerity measures... more »

The Council of World Elders Video - In English & Subtexted in German

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
27 September 2012 Botschaft des Council of World Elders mit Untertitel / Massage of the Council of World Elders subtitled

Mega-Banks Plan to Steal Your Money and Blame Fake Muslim Cyber Attack

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* Senator and self-proclaimed Zionist Joseph Lieberman declared that it was Iran who cyber-attacked Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase in 2011 and began with more frequency this year. Lieberman, as the chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee states that the financial attack was spurned from the state-sponsored anti-Muslim film circulating the Middle East thanks to CIA-operatives al-Qaeda. Lieberman explains: “I don’t believe these were just hackers. I believe this was done by Iran and the Qods force, which has its own developin... more »

An American Group Is Heading To The Troubled Pakistan Tribal Areas To Protest Drone Strikes

Intercept at The Intercept - 16 hours ago
Business Insider Michael Kelley A group of about 40 Americans are traveling to Pakistan next week to protest drone strikes and promote peaceful relations between U.S. and Pakistan. The delegation, organized by the activist group CODEPINK, will meet with the families of drone victims, lawyers, academics, Pakistani politicians and U.S. officials. On October 7 they will *join thousands of Pakistanis*—including politician and U.S. critic Imran Khan —* in a march to South Waziristan* in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest U.S. drone strikes that have kill... more »

Wheat Toxicity: As Serious As A Heart Attack

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* The "diseases of affluence," as they are known, include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer, and are sometimes referred to as the "Western disease" paradigm. They emerge largely in response to the type of overnourishment that occurs in relatively wealthy societies, and particularly the excessive consumption of certain evolutionarily incompatible foods that nonetheless have become the nutritional centerpiece of agrarian, grain-based cultures. (Consider that we have only been consuming the seeds of cereal grasses, i.e. grains, en mas... more »

Senkakus Round Up... Again

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Moon over Taipei, Tokyo, and the Senkakus last night.* Lots of fun in the Senkakus this week! Mutual pissing contests! Media misreporting! Peripatetic right-wing cheerleader Niall Ferguson even weighed in, apparently undaunted by his total lack of knowledge about the issue...... long post follows.... Japanese vessels spray pro-China vessels, click if the video above doesn't work. *MESSING AROUND* Taipei Times has some barebones reporting on the latest stupidity (Reuters too): Coast guard vessels from Taiwan and Japan dueled with water cannons yesterday as Taiwanese fishing boa... more »

Feds’ warrantless surveillance targeted more people in past two years than entire previous decade

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* Disturbing new documents from the United States Department of Justice reveal that federal agents are increasingly being given real-time access to the social networking accounts and e-mails of Americans without having to obtain a search warrant. Unfortunately, this is hardly surprising given that the Obama administration has fought to maintain their warrantless wiretapping powers and similarly declared that cellphone location data is not constitutionally protected. Given that former employees of the National Security Agency (NSA) have exposed the ... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 16 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Janeane Garofalo, 48...but mainly because she was Dave's girlfriend back home that he had so much trouble breaking up with, much to Lisa's frustration. OK, she was on Larry Sanders, too. Getting to the good stuff: 1. Yes, early voting is a thing worth paying attention to -- but Paul Gronke throws a little perspective at us. 2. Excellent piece by Ezra Klein on budget caps vs. actual budget numbers. 3. Drew Linzer has polling house effects...warning: they're not all that large. In fact, the average distance between PPP and Rassmussen is all of 1.6%. 4. And Mike ... more »

Wake Up From Your Slavery

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Skies will soon buzz with drones—but cops may not like it ~Mark Moseley, The Lens* *Levees.org to Speak to Visitors from Iraq in State Dept Program* *A Times-Picayune veteran’s farewell ~Bruce Nolan* *In New Orleans, a fight for print readers begins: The Baton Rouge Advocate goes daily as SomeTimes-Picayune goes away* *Vitality Reborn, New Orleans Draws Developers ~Shawn Kennedy, NYT* *Oysters take hit from Hurricane Isaac ~Daily Comet* *Workers recover thousands of pounds of oil from La. beach ~John Snell, Fox 8* *Scientists say BP used courts to attack oil spill research ~LATim... more »

Get A GOP Committee Chairmanship And Win a Free Pass To Reelection From Steve Israel

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Blue America isn't counting on the DCCC-- we're running this ad in dozens of WI-01 newspapers This is a list of the current chairmen of the House's standing committees. The bolded chairmen represent districts that Obama won in 2008 and is expected to win again in November. *•* Agriculture- Frank Lucas (R-OK) *•* Appropriations- Hal Rogers (R-KY) *•* *Armed Services- Buck McKeon (R-CA)* *•* *Education and the Workforce- John Kline (R-MN)* *•* *Energy and Commerce- Fred Upton (R-MI)* *•* *Budget- Paul Ryan (R-WI)* *•* Financial Services- Spencer Baucus (R-AL) *•* Foreign Affairs- Ilean... more »

Experiment in Magnetic Anti-Gravity

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
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New Zealand Prime Minister Apologizes To Kim Dotcom

Intercept at The Intercept - 16 hours ago
Torrent Freak New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has apologized to Kim Dotcom after a report from the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security found that the government illegally monitored the Megaupload founder. The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) carried out surveillance on Dotcom, but did not check out his residency status, instead relying on incorrect information supplied by the police. “Of course I apologize to Mr Dotcom, and I apologize to New Zealanders.” These were the humbling words of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key today after a report from ... more »

The Waldorf Doctrine

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Last night, in accepting the "Statesman of the Year Award" at the Waldorf Hotel, Stephen Harper proclaimed the core value behind Canada's foreign policy. He clearly views the world in Manichean terms. Tim Harper, in today's *Toronto Star* reports that the prime minister used the world "evil" to frame Canada's policy towards Iran: It is this Iranian evil that compels Canada to speak out in support of Israel, Harper said, because those who would target Israel threaten all free and democratic societies. It is the one country of the global community whose very existence is threatene... more »

Friday Morning Linkage

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
- AJ Hartley: "why books are better than movies." I'm not sure that's always true -- surely some films surpass their source material, but I'm hard pressed to think of an example off the top of my head. - Erik Voeten asks an incisive question: "Is the Marginal Cost of Drone Strikes Too Low?" - Brad DeLong argues that, despite temporary fixes, the Eurocrisis remains very real. - Spencer Ackerman reports on the apparent failure of the Afghanistan surge. - More satire of Bibi's bomb. - Scott Radnitz on Georgia's upcoming election. - Brian Schmidt ela... more »

Syrian crisis: polarization of opinion

Intercept at The Intercept - 17 hours ago
Voice of Russia Ilya Kharlamov Participants of the 67th General Assembly in New York have remained at odds over the situation in Syria. On Thursday, Qatar urged interference in the political standoff between Syrian authorities and rebels, something that was supported by France and Tunisia. Moscow, Tehran and Cairo, for their part, continue to call for a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the discussion in absentia, warning against taking decisions on Syria that bypass the UN. All those urging the ouster of the Assad regime by... more »

Jeremy Forrest is arrested after 15-year-old schoolgirl Megan Stammers is tracked down to Bordeaux.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*Missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers has been located in France with her maths teacher Jeremy Forrest, according to Sussex police*. In a statement, police said: "They were found today (Friday 28 September) at 12.15pm UK time. Mr Forrest has been arrested and Megan has been taken into protection." Forrest was arrested on suspicion of child abduction. The pair, who left Britain on a cross-Channel ferry on September 20, were found as "a direct result of media coverage in France," the police added. Sky's home affairs correspondent Mark White said Megan's disappearance had not been headl... more »

Employment Lawyers Want to Know: Debate Questions for the Candidates

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
I've shared my questions for the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates this week. Four of my fellow employment lawyers did the same thing, and I thought I'd give you some of the highlights. *Questions for President Obama* Eric Meyer asked: Protection of women's rights in the workplace seems to have been a priority for you since taking office. In 2009, you signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which effects the statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit, into law. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, includes workplace breast... more »

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 28th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 22.1 km (13.7 miles), the quake hit at 11:36:58 UTC Friday 28th September 2012 The epicenter was 247 km (153 miles) ESE of Namie, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Johnny Lewis Dies 'After Killing Landlady'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*Police are investigating the death of Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis in Los Angeles after he is thought to have killed his landlady. * The actor is believed to have plunged to his death from his Hollywood home after murdering the 81-year-old woman. Lewis, 28, was found in the property's driveway after falling or jumping to his death, it is suspected. The body of Catherine Davis was found inside the house after neighbours reported hearing a woman's screams coming from inside. There were also further reports of a man jumping a fence, assaulting a painter and a homeowner next doo... more »

Missing Megan 'Found In France'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
Missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers has been located in France, police are quoted as telling AFP. More follows...

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SALTA, ARGENTINA - 28th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck SALTA, ARGENTINA at a depth of 184.1 km (114.4 miles), the quake hit at 10:18:35 UTC Friday 28th September 2012 The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) West of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Bombs, gunfire in deadly prison outbreak in Iraq

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*Baghdad (CNN) -- Armed men detonated two car bombs Thursday at the gates of a jail in Tikrit, Iraq, triggering clashes with security forces that left at least 14 dead and led to the escape of dozens of prisoners, an Interior Ministry official and state news said.* Attackers took over the Tasfirat prison after setting off the car bombs and clashing with authorities, an Interior Ministry official said. Some inmates attacked guards and held the head of the prison hostage, while others escaped, reported the state-run National Iraqi News Agency. The Interior Ministry official said at l... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 17 hours ago
The scientists have not yet managed to explain the thing we call 'consciousness'. A book called "The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations into the Existence of the Soul", edited by Mark C. Baker and Stewart Goetz, was published in 2011. The book has been reviewed by Howard Robinson of Central European University. The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations into the Existence of the Soul. *In Chapter 1*, Charles Taliaferro points out that materialism (the belief that there is no soul) cannot explain consciousness. *In chapter 2*, Daniel Robinson writes that certain scientists have wrongly int... more »

Brief history of Pima County’s election reform struggle

Intercept at The Intercept - 17 hours ago
Arizona Daily Independent Bill Risner Bill RisnerThis timeline is designed to give people new to the issue an understanding of why we think there’s problems, what we’ve done about it so far and why we need to keep going after eight years of hard effort. A few items refer to happenings outside of Pima County but directly related to the issues here. I’ve attempted to set out a time line and story from my viewpoint. Several persons have been key to a joint effort to achieve an honest count of votes. The effort has been long, costly and difficult. It was initially centered in the Pi... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 18 hours ago

Big Brother still watching: Internet censorship on the up, report says

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Hong Kong (CNN) -- Draconian laws, brutal attacks against bloggers and politically motivated surveillance are among the biggest threats to Internet freedom emerging in the last two years, according to a new report from free speech advocates, Freedom House. * "Freedom on the Net 2012: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media," looked at barriers to access, limits on content, and violations of user rights in 47 countries across the globe. Estonia was rated as having the greatest degree of Internet freedom, while Iran, Cuba and China were viewed as the most restrictive. Whi... more »

Spain braces for More protests as budget cuts are unveiled

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Madrid (CNN) -- Spain will create a new fiscal authority to oversee the new spending cuts, tax increases and structural adjustments included in a new budget presented Thursday. * The country is in an economic crisis with an unemployment rate near 25%, and protests have grown against austerity measures, such as the ones included in the new budget. Despite the budget crunch, Vice President Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said there will be increases in pensions, scholarships and interest on debt. But the budget also includes large reductions in spending in an effort to reduce deficits. Th... more »

Google obeys Brazilian court order, blocks YouTube political video

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The Brazilian unit of Google, the world's No. 1 Internet search engine, said on Thursday it had obeyed a court order to remove a video attacking a candidate in Brazilian municipal elections from its YouTube service after legal appeals were exhausted.* "We are profoundly disappointed to not have the opportunity of openly debating our arguments in the electoral justice system that the videos were legitimate manifestations of the freedom of expression and should continue (to be) available in Brazil," said Fabio Coelho, director-general of Google in Brazil in an e-mailed s... more »

Italian unions strike against PM Monti's spending cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Two of Italy's biggest unions marched through Rome on Friday to protest against Prime Minister Mario Monti's cuts in public spending as opposition grows to austerity policies aimed at steering the country out of its economic crisis.* The strike followed clashes between anti-austerity protesters and police in Madrid and Athens this week and coincided with labor unrest at the ILVA steel plant in southern Italy. "We are here to protest against Monti's politics, because up until now he has just made the weakest pay," said Pio Zappaterreno as he rallied with fellow members... more »

A proud goat saved by a pig?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Footage from a petting zoo where a goat gets into difficulties and is saved by a pig, how embarrassing. 

Sky's James Bond trailer

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Marking the first time in UK history all the Bond films will be available to enjoy in one place, in HD, on demand and without ad breaks, Sky Movies 007 HD launches on 5 October 2012. Uniting all six Bonds in one exhilarating car chase sequence using footage from Dr No, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, The World Is Not Enough and Quantum of Solace, Sky Movies' seamless sequence features all of the Bonds as portrayed over the course of the franchise by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and... more »

Creationist Nonesense Exposed and Debunked

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 18 hours ago
*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* Creationists believe that the age of the earth can be derived by adding up the 'begats' in the Old Testament. That appears to be the methodology of latter-day creationists who, like Sarah Palin recently, have concluded that the age of the universe is about six-thousand years. In fact, any number not in the billions is not even close. As 'science', the 'creationist' ideology is easily disproved. Any period older than Sarah Palin's estimate of the Earth's age disproves her. The verifiable age of fossils proves Palin wrong. I chose, as an exam... more »

Mars rover finds first evidence of water

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Sept. 27 - NASA scientists announce the Mars rover has found evidence that a stream once flowed near its landing site on the Red Planet.*

Militant group claim Damascus bombing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Sept. 28 - In an online statement, an Islamist militant group claim responsibility for an attack on the Syrian army headquarters in Damascus. Sarah Charlton reports*

Nepal plane crash: Video

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Sept. 28 - A plane crashes shortly after takeoff from the Nepali capital Kathmandu killing 19 people, including British and Chinese passengers. Sarah Charlton reports*

U.S. call for China-Japan calm goes unheeded

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China and Japan on Thursday to let "cool heads" prevail in a festering dispute over a cluster of East China Sea islands, but hours later Chinese and Japanese diplomats traded barbs at the United Nations.* Clinton met Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of this week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York and said it was important to ratchet down the quarrel over the islands that has soured ties between Asia's two largest economies, a senior State Department official said. The uninhabited islets, whose ... more »

Barack Obama's foreign policy disaster

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comAt least someone is pointing out the Barack Obama foreign policy failures. The pro-Obama bias in the US media is disgusting, just as the pro-Labour bias at the BBC in this country is.

UK seeks to mend "broken" Libor, not scrap it

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Britain's top financial watchdog delivered a 10-point plan to fix Libor but stopped short of scrapping the benchmark interest rate in a much-awaited reform of a system plagued by scandal.* "The system is broken and needs a complete overhaul," said Martin Wheatley, head of the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Wheatley acknowledged problems with London interbank offered rates, but said Libor is so deeply entrenched in the financial system that it cannot be easily replaced. There are no better alternatives now and any transition to a new benchmark would be difficult, ... more »

Minneapolis gunman kills four, shoots himself

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
** *(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign company on Thursday, killing five people including himself and wounding four others, police said.* Minneapolis Police spokesman Steve McCarty said five people were dead at Accent Signage Systems, including the gunman. Three others were in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and a forth had non-life threatening injuries, he said. He declined to identify those killed or wounded, and said he did not know what connection the shooter may have had with the business, if any. A representative fro... more »

Hollande stakes credibility on tax-hiking budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - President Francois Hollande's Socialist government unveiled sharp tax hikes on business and the rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigor to remain at the core of the euro zone.* The package will recoup 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the public purse with a goal of narrowing the deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year - France's toughest single belt-tightening in 30 years. But with record unemployment and a barrage of data pointing to economic stagnation, there are fears the deficit target w... more »

Bo Xilai Expelled From Communist Party

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*China says disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party and will face criminal charges. * State media said on Friday that Mr Bo, who had been a candidate for top office until he was caught up in a scandal involving the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, will face charges of corruption, abuse of power, bribe taking and improper relations with a number of women. The ruling Communist Party also said it would hold a congress to select new leaders on November 8. Dates for the congress, held once every five years, were overdue and highly antici... more »

The Fireworks Are Now Beginning…

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 20 hours ago
* * *The Fireworks are now Beginning…* September 28, 2012 Grid point sparking occurs as alignments finalize in preparation for next stage of Ascension process. Energy upgrade for the Gaia Entity is required for final period leading to the 12-21-12 Grand Window. Scientifics in the 3D-4D are occurring so as to prove concepts of Higher Levels. More to be unveiled increasingly as day passes night. Many are called. And many answer that call. Unlike prior sylloquisms. *Messages from Gaia have overridden Cosmic ones. This may seem odd to some, but Gaia is the primary focus of the Cosmo... more »

We Know About Your Lies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 20 hours ago

GOP Symbols Changed in 2005

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 20 hours ago

Why the real Guys are Gone... in just 5 minutes -- by Dr. Philip Zimbardo

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 20 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/FMJgZ4s2E3w If you don't know who Dr. Philip Zimbardo is, look here and there. His TED contribution on 'evil' is very explicit, so be warned beforehand. Here is his new website about Heroic Imagination. And don't forget to see the 'lessons in psychology' here! Have a good weekend. John

Exotic branes, U-branes, and U-folds

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*TBBT:* All American readers should notice that the first episode of the 6th season of *The Big Bang Theory* was aired by CBS yesterday. Howard was in space. ------------------------------ *Holes:* Joe Polchinski wrote a Cosmic Variance guest blog on black hole firewalls. ------------------------------ *SUSY:* Dave Goldberg at IO9 asks what's so super about it. The first hep-th paper on the arXiv today is a wonderul 94-page-long article Exotic Branes in String Theory by Jan de Boer and Masaki Shigemori of Amsterdam. It is a kind of an excursion into the inner workings of string the... more »

Where do “Obama phones” come from?.......$1.6 Billion cost to the Tax Payer just for 2011 to provide FREE Phones.....Disgusting!!!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*This video of an Obama supporter bragging about having an “Obama phone” has gone viral on the web, but where do these “free cell phones” come from?* The program is called Lifeline, established in 1984 was originally created to subsidize landline phone service for low income Americans, funded by government-collected telecommunication fees, paid by consumers. In 2008, the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion. A 2011 audit found that 269,000 wireless Lifelin... more »

Teens Laugh While Recording Violent Beating Of Woman In Chester

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A group of teens violently attacked a mentally challenged woman at random in Chester and recorded the entire incident on tape. * During the vicious attack, which was later posted on Facebook, the teens could be heard screaming obscenities and even laughing. Police say on Thursday morning, an anonymous Chester resident alerted police of the taped incident that was apparently posted on Facebook. The video starts as the group of teen girls are walking down Morton Avenue. Several seconds into the video, one of the girls casually walks up to the 48-year-old victim,... more »

SaLuSa, September 28, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 21 hours ago
SaLuSa, September 28, 2012 The time lines are beginning to merge into the ones that carry the most energy, and are naturally strongest where people have the intent to ascend and those who do not. What you will be looking at is the result of your mass consciousness that is creating according to your wishes. Ascension itself is going to bring changes that have been divinely decreed, and are of Universal proportions and controlled by the higher forces. You do therefore create your own experiences, and Ascension will be your final one as you leave the cycle of duality, to take your... more » 

Two lucky lorry stories

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This is the luckiest lorry driver in the world, video from Russia I believe. This is a less incredible story but does involve Boris Johnson... [image: Get Adobe Flash player]

Oh dear, how sad, never mind - People just aren't interested in Gordon Brown

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The Telegraph report that: 'A press conference by the former Prime Minister at the United Nations in New York was cancelled this week when not enough journalists turned up to hear him speak. Mr Brown, who has recently been named the UN special envoy for global education, was at the United Nations General Assembly delivering a speech about a new UN initiative to put more children through school. He was scheduled to address reporters at 4pm on Wednesday to discuss the project, but unfortunately when just one journalist - a reporter from the Daily Telegraph - arrived for his briefin... more »

Americans’ Incomes Have Fallen $3,040 During the Obama ‘Recovery’

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
Americans must be wondering how much more of this “recovery” they can afford. New figures from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, compiled by Sentier Research, show that the typical American household’s real (inflation-adjusted) income has actually dropped 5.7 percent during the Obama “recovery.” Using constant 2012 dollars (to adjust for inflation), the median annual income of American households was $53,718 as of June 2009, the last month of the recession. Now, after 38 months of this “recovery,” it has fallen to $50,678 — a drop of $3,040 per household. Yet it gets ... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*UNITED NATIONS – The Iranian government, reacting to a blistering speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations today, demanded that Jerusalem open its own nuclear installations to inspection before telling Tehran do so.* Using the U.N.’s “right of reply,” Iran’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Eshagh al Habib, told the General Assembly the Israeli prime minister “has admitted to the possession of nuclear weapons which has been repeatedly stated by the 120 members of the Non-Aligned Movement ‘poses a serious and continuing threat to the security of states in th... more »

Mars rover finds evidence of 'vigorous' stream

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*WASHINGTON (AFP) - NASA's Curiosity rover, on Mars since August 6, has discovered gravel once carried by the waters of an ancient stream that "ran vigorously" through the area, the US space agency said.* Scientists had previously found other evidence of the one-time presence of water on the Red Planet, but this is the first time stream bed gravels have been discovered. The rocky outcrop, called "Hottah," looks "like someone jack-hammered up a slab of city sidewalk, but it's really a tilted block of an ancient stream bed," project scientist John Grotzinger said in a statement. Cur... more »

Sumatran earthquakes in April were part of tectonic plate breakup

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*September 27, 2012 – INDONESIA – Planet Earth may be 4.5 billion years old, but that doesn’t mean it can’t serve up a shattering surprise now and again. Such was the case on April 11 when two massive earthquakes erupted beneath the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, far from the usual danger zones. * Now scientists say the seafloor ruptures are part of a long suspected, yet never before observed, event: the slow-motion splitting of a vast tectonic plate. The first of the quakes, a magnitude 8.7, was 20 times more powerful than California’s long anticip... more »

China scientist doubts evidence in Heywood murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*BEIJING — A Chinese forensic expert said Friday she doubts the official version of what caused the death of a British businessman whose murder touched off the nation's biggest political scandal in decades.* Wang Xuemei, a forensics official with China's national prosecutor's office, told AFP a court's conclusion that the wife of one of China's top politicians poisoned businessman Neil Heywood with cyanide was flawed. "That our court went so far as to believe the conclusion that cyanide was the cause of death is very distressing, unsettling and scary," Wang said. Wang noted that she... more »

Helmet Kohl makes rare appearance to urge Europe to solve crisis and avert war

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who reunified the country and pushed it into the euro, urged Europe to press ahead with closer integration despite a crisis of the single currency, saying the continent must never again descend into conflict.* In a rare public appearance to mark 30 years since he became chancellor, Mr Kohl was celebrated by party allies, an array of former presidents and prime ministers, as well as Angela Merkel, a former protege with whom he has had a frosty relationship since she turned on him more than a decade ago. Frail since a fall in 2008 put him in th... more »

Putin speaks out against unilateral intervention

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
** Putin says peace efforts should focus on United Nations * Says violence creates violence, leads to "dead end"* (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that any attempt to unilaterally use force or interfere with events in the Middle East or North Africa would be counter-productive, rebutting growing calls to intervene in Syria's civil war. Russia and China have strongly opposed the idea of foreign intervention in Syria, vetoing three United Nations Security Council resolutions backed by Western and Arab states that would have increased pressure on Presiden... more »

Jill Meagher killing: Adrian Ernest Bayley in Court, charged with her Murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*A man charged with the rape and murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher has appeared in court in Melbourne.* Adrian Ernest Bayley (41) from Coburg was charged after Ms Meagher's body was found in a shallow grave in Melbourne yesterday afternoon Irish time. Mr Bayley appeared in court at Melbourne Magistrates Court early this morning and was remanded to face a committal hearing on January 18th. Ms Meagher's husband, Tom, and brother Michael attended the hearing. ABC reported Tom Meagher spoke outside the court, thanking the public for its support. "Despite the fact that this is the wors... more »

Japan and China trade barbs over islands at UN

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*A war of words over islands claimed by both Japan and China continued at the United Nations, as the US called for cooler heads to prevail.* In a speech, China's foreign minister accused Japan of stealing the islands, which lie in the East China Sea. In reply Japan's deputy ambassador said the islands were Japanese territory and China's claim a recent development. The US secretary of state had earlier urged both to "engage in dialogue to calm the waters", a diplomat said. The islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are also claimed by Taiwan. South of Okinawa and nor... more »

Netanyahu's cartoon bomb at UN sparks media frenzy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Benjamin Netanyahu has proved in his UN speeches time and again there are three things he likes best: history, lecturing and props. And when it comes to leaving a lasting impression, his props must be his favorite.* Pundits and the blogosphere instantly went crazy with memes of the Israeli prime minister's diagram depicting the cartoonish bomb on which he literally drew the famous "red line" for Iran. There was "Bibi Dylan" with the crudely Photoshoped singer holding Netanyahu's bomb diagram. There was Netanyahu, holding a picture of Daffy Duck's head exploding. The Atlantic magaz... more »

Whale beached on Northumberland coast was endangered species

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
* A whale which beached on the Northumberland coast this week was a rare species and not a minke, experts have confirmed*. The 8.6-metre creature was a juvenile sei whale which had likely become separated from its mother, said Richard Ilderton of British Divers Marine Life Rescue. It was discovered on sands just north of Druridge Bay yesterday morning, sparking a major operation to save its life. However, experts who attended the scene found that it was suffering from severe malnutrition and were forced to take the decision to put it to sleep. A pathology team from the Natural His... more »

Police launched investigation into the 'suspicious' moon

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*A police constable has risked embarrassment after launching an investigation into a "suspicious light source" which was later found to be the moon.* The constable was on duty late one evening last month when he spotted a "shining light" glowing over Clent Hills, a range of scenic peaks which rise up more than 1,000ft in Worcestershire. He radioed his sergeant, telling him he was "off up the hills" to investigate the "suspicious bright light" from 'over the other side of the hills'. He warned that as he was "single-crewed" he might require back-up if he found a crime in progress.... more »

David Cameron's brilliance in knowing nothing about British history

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*First of all, which bright adviser was it who came up with the fantastic idea to put David Cameron on the Late Show with David Letterman, an arena in which he would obviously thrive?* In a world that was the right way up they would be knighted. However, judging by the reaction to his fumbling of questions about the Magna Carta and Rule, Britannia! I have the horrible feeling that the knives are more likely out for them, rather than any ceremonial sword. Some might claim that Cameron is embarrassing enough within our own borders, and the last thing we need is him going abroad with ... more »

Syrian Rebels Announce Big Offensive in Aleppo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*BEIRUT, Lebanon — Rebel fighters in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo said Thursday that they had launched a major offensive against government troops in the city, just as the United Nations and humanitarian agencies warned that the number of Syrians fleeing to neighboring countries could surge past 700,000, far exceeding earlier estimates.* Activists in Aleppo, a city ravaged by months of a brutal but inconclusive battle between insurgents and the military, said the offensive was announced around 4 p.m., with calls from the city’s mosques. Members of the rebel Tawhid Brigade dec... more »

Netanyahu meets US officials after UN speech

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
*Prime minister meets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York mayor after General Assembly speech. Michael Bloomberg says Netanyahu made compelling argument* Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with senior US officials on Thursday after his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in which he stressed the need to draw a red line for Iran's nuclear program. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told Netanyahu that the citizens of Israel stood by New Yorkers after the September 11 attacks and stated that terrorists will never succeed in causing the people of Israel and the ... more »

A World For All People - A Beautiful Beginning Song & Video

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
Human unity exists. Try this positive music video, from all over the world. more at: *www.worldforallpeople.org* Enjoy. *Lyrics:* *Verse 1* There will be a world for all people. There will be a kind new way. You will feel that beautiful beginning, ? Soon someday .. *Verse 2* As I walked I saw such struggles all around me. All the broken people wasted on the way. And I dreamed of how the world might come together, ?soon someday .. *Chorus 1* Tell the people, tell the people. Tell the people everywhere. Let them know that we are with them. To make a better world to share. *Chor... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL PERU - 28th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 hours ago
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck CENTRAL PERU at a depth of 103 km (64 miles), the quake hit at 04:39:01 UTC Friday 28th September 2012 The epicenter was 8 km (4 miles) East of Matucana, Peru No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.28.12"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.28.12"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "There were lots of fireworks at the United Nations this week. Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, was drawing a red line of his own on a crude picture of a bomb. Don’t laugh, because he was really talking to the U.S. audience in illustrating his point that Iran is getting close to building a nuclear bomb. It was simple but effective. Earlier in the week, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected charges that his country was becoming a nuclear threat to the world. He cleared up the contr... more » 
( Greg's comment box didn't work for me. The spectacle of a nation with 100's of nukes telling a nation with 1000's of nukes that another nation sponsoring nuclear disarmament conferences which has never been known to produce one nuclear bomb - internationally certified that is the case ( despite having had nuclear power generation for decades ) -  is 'an existential threat' has to be the most ludicrous standard meme of our generation

Gospel of a survivor: Rwandan woman chooses forgiveness over anger after living through genocide

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 22 hours ago
Reblogged from the National Post Joe O'Connor | Sep 27, 2012 10:30 AM ET http://goo.gl/76QnU Damascene Ilibagiza was more like a best friend than an older brother to his sister, Immaculée. They could talk about anything and, in her eyes, Damascene was the sun and the moon and the stars: an athlete, a scholar — a sidekick. She would learn about the day her brother died after the killings stopped. A Hutu mob stripped him to his underwear and beat him with the handles of their machetes, while demanding that he tell them where she was hiding. He faced his attackers, Ms. Ilibagiza w... more »

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
 The Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric by Amy Evans Mother Nature Network, 27 January 2012 Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is part the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years. In addition, ayurvedic and Chinese medicines utilize turmeric to clear infections and inflammations on the inside and outside of the body. But beyond the holistic health community, Western medical practitioners have only recently come on board in recognizing the benefits of turmeric. *Blocking cancer* Doctors ... more »

Candid Cat Camera

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 22 hours ago
Cats amaze me. They are independent, loving, aloof, fearless, and good friends. When I get sick my Simba will curl up at my side and not leave. I love this video, but I don't agree with keeping cats out of nature, they are so much more mentally healthy when they can roam in nature. Our cats spend about 8 hours a day outdoors and they kill tree rats and other rodents that can carry plague or hanta virus. The cats themselves are preyed on, we never let them out after 6pm because of roving coyotes that come in off the green belts in our community. Cats are predators (as are d... more »

Curiosity Nails Streambed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This really cannot be much more important since it eliminates any reasonable doubt over the existence of a hydraulic environment. We have a stream bed with rounded pebbles representing ages of water flowing. Whatever came of the nearby high ground did it for a very long time. For curiosity this is mission accomplished and now everything else is a bonus. Hopefully that means many years of operations. A though. I do not know if curiosity is well enough equipped but recent comment has suggested that extracting samples and returning them to Earth is on the agenda. In th... more »

How to tackle U.S. debt: Just do it

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
There are many tweaks and fixes available to generally improve overall economic performance including implementing a national capitalization plan around some obvious medium term objective like completely replacing infrastructure. Yet there is this. Getting your house in order is a simple as just doing it. That happens and massive investment will flood the USA and swiftly end this stagnation. It is all sitting there waiting to believe. *How to tackle U.S. debt: Just do it* *BRIAN LEE CROWLEY AND ROBERT MURPHY* *Special to The Globe and Mail* *Published Tuesday,... more »

The Battle to Find Sasquatch

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The wake up call for myself came when I decided to review the available literature on the Sasquatch back in the late nineties. Prior to that I had read odds and ends over the years including the work of Ivan Sanderson who deserves serious credit for inspiring a generation of interest in cryptozoology. That was enough to alert my interest and at least to reserve judgment. I no longer recall why I sat down and specifically decided to do a close review except perhaps it was the most likely to be rewarding in that field. Besides there was real archeological evidence supportin... more »

Fitting Dark Matter into Relativity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This may be useful but do not count on it. It joins a long history of natural patches to the General Theory that attempt to fit in additional effects. Right now dark matter is an additional effect supported by observation. I have every reason to think I know exactly what dark matter is and my conjecture strongly suggests that it is for all intents and purposes uniformly distributed. By the by, since when did we come to believe that the visible content of the universe is uniformly distributed? In the event, this will be a highly untestable improvement on the general the... more »

Russia Suspends Import of Monsanto Corn on Health Concerns by Anne Sewell

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Russia Suspends Import of Monsanto Corn on Health Concerns by Anne Sewell Digital Journal, 26 September 2012 Following the recent rat study on NK603 GMO corn, Russia has suspended imports of Monsanto corn, while France continues investigations into the possible dangers of GMOs to human health. On Tuesday this week, Russia suspended the import and use of Monsanto's genetically engineered corn, following the scientific study released on September 19 on *rats fed* with this corn, which caused serious health problems, including tumors and organ failure. The study was run over a per... more »

Are storm clouds forming in Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s sunny skies?

david at Alberta Diary - 23 hours ago
Alberta Premier Alison Redford, left, gives a member of her caucus his marching orders. Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The real Ms. Redford, Stephen Carter. Alberta Premier Alison Redford would appear to be unassailable. A recent cross-Canada poll by Angus Reid found her to be the country’s second-most popular premier after ... more »

film review - Michael Fassbender - CENTURION

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 23 hours ago
HISTORY IS REWRITTEN BY THE CONQUERORS. Never forget that. The crimes that are committed in the name of Empire, of Conquest, of Glory are never the real crimes, just a nice cover story concocted by co-conspirators. It's why we'll never really know why Dr David Kelly, why Gareth Hughes, why Jean Charles de Menezes, why 7/7, why 9/11. It's not our job to SHARE THAT TRUTH. It's our job to be part of the Great Global Empire, part of the lie (in fact). And this little British film from 2010 does exactly that, it shows the lie in all conquest. It shows a Britain raped and pillaged a... more »

'Surround Congress' Madrid clashes: Dramatic footage of night violence in Spain

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*Thoughts to remember when this comes to America very soon:* * * *You outnumber them 100 to 1.* * * *They come with sticks and diseased hearts.* * * *You have guns in your possession.* * * *You have God on your side.*

Bizarre TSA “Freeze” Security Drill Caught on Camera

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
The TSA’s bizarre new policy where it orders travelers who have already passed security to “freeze” on command has been caught on camera, with the clip illustrating once more how the federal agency has implemented a series of ludicrous policies that seemingly have no other purpose than to act as an obedience test for the traveling public. The video shows the final 24 seconds of a 2 minute period during which travelers were ordered to “freeze” by TSA workers and were not allowed to move. One TSA screener is heard to say, “stay right where you are,” at a man who is walking through ... more »

Climate Change: "Hot Hot Hot!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Hot Hot Hot!"* By Kathy Malloy "Science-deniers soon may have no choice but to accept the phenomena of global climate change as a result of human action. Results from a scientific study conducted in 20 developing countries provide undeniable evidence that carbon dioxide emissions (greenhouse gasses) from the burning of fossil fuels could result in 100 million human deaths by the year 2030, and it may be too late to do anything about it. The Guardian reports that: "The 331-page study, entitled "Climate Vulnerability Monitor: A Guide to the Cold Calculus of A Hot Planet" and ... more »

Julian Assange: Amnesty calls for Swedish assurances

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*Amnesty International has urged Sweden to "break the current impasse" in the Julian Assange extradition case by giving him assurances that he will not be handed over to the US.* The Wikileaks founder, who is living at Ecuador's London embassy, is fighting UK efforts to send him to Sweden. He faces questioning over sex assault claims, which he denies. Amnesty said fears he will face a US trial over Wikileaks "have played no small part in the current stand-off". It added that it has no evidence that Sweden plans to extradite Mr Assange to the US but if such a "forced transfer" did ... more »

Changbaishan Volcano in China showing signs of activity

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*BEIJING, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A volcano on the border of China and North Korea is showing signs of increasing activity and could erupt in the next few decades, Chinese researchers say.* A massive eruption of Changbaishan around 1,100 years ago spread ash and volcanic gases for 30 miles and left a 3-mile-wide crater atop the volcano, scientists said. Three smaller eruptions have occurred since then, the most recent in 1903, they said. Seismic activity, ground deformation and gas emissions recorded in a period of heightened activity from 2002 to 2006 suggests the magma chamber beneath... more »

Disease Detectives Catch Deadly African Virus Just As It Emerges, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*New viruses are popping up all over these days – Heartland virus in Missouri last month, a new virus in the same family as SARS in Saudi Arabia this month. And now, a never-before-seen hemorrhagic fever virus in central Africa.* It's called Bas-Congo virus after the province where it was found just west of Kinshasa, the teeming capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The discovery was announced today in the journal PLoS Pathogens. So far only three people in the remote village of Mangala are known to have contracted Bas-Congo hemorrhagic fever, two of whom died. One was a heal... more »

Nepal Plane Crash killing 19 people including seven Britons

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*Seven Britons were reportedly among 19 people killed when a small plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu.* Police say everyone on board the twin-engine propeller-driven Dornier aircraft died in the accident, also including five Chinese and seven Nepalis. Owned by private firm Sita Air, the plane had taken off for Lukla in the Mount Everest region when it plunged into the banks of a river near Kathmandu airport. Nepal Police spokesman Binod Singh said: "The pilots seem to have tried to land it safely on the banks of the river but unfortunately th... more »

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA - 28th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA at a depth of 111.7 km (69.4 miles), the quake hit at 03:11:51 UTC Friday 28th September 2012 The epicenter was 37 km (22 miles) ENE of Caucete, Argentina No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 27th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck the SOLOMON ISLANDS at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 23:53:49 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012 The epicenter was 111 km (68 miles) Southeast of Gizo, Solomon Islands No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Lance Enderle Shocks GOP Hack Mike Rogers In Raucous Cleary University Debate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Michigan's 8th congressional district gave Obama a hefty victory over McCain in 2008, 53-46%. It was slightly altered in the new redistricting, but just slightly and Obama would have won it under the new boundaries 52-46%, a healthy 6 point lead. It's likely he'll beat Romney by an even greater margin in November. The heart of the district is the same: Lansing and East Lansing (Ingham County) and Livingston County east of that, a white flight county that accounts for Rogers' long tenure despite his pathetic record of achievement. (For example, in 2008, his Democratic opponent won ... more » 

Once In Awhile We Play A Little Jazz Around Here ...

leftdog at Buckdog - 1 day ago
"Streets Ahead" by Chris Botti ... #jazz

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams: The 12 Steps”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Dreams: The 12 Steps”* by Paulo Coelho "When Joseph Campbell created the expression “follow your blessing,” he was reflecting an idea that seems to be very appropriate right now. In “The Alchemist,” this same idea is called “Personal Legend.” Alan Cohen, a therapist who lives in Hawaii, is also working on this theme. He says that in his lectures he asks those who are dissatisfied with their work and seventy-five percent of the audience raise their hands. Cohen has created a system of twelve steps to help people to rediscover their “blessing” (he is a follower of Campbell): *1... more »

Free Masonic truck filmed hauling FEMA coffin liners: No really, this was actually caught on film

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 day ago
*Thoughts: This is not territory into which the CC usually delves, but here you have it. It's definitive. We've verified the patent of the coffin lines carried in the back of the truck (although we're not sure what's being carried in the front of the truck bed), and you can clearly see the Free Masonic symbol on the truck side. What does this mean? I don't know, but it's certainly strange when conspiracy theory is no longer theory and hard evidence emerges. I sincerely wonder what's going on.*

... and out there in the real world, The New Democratic Party Is Leading Nationally!!

leftdog at Buckdog - 1 day ago
*A slip in the polls by the Conservatives has left the New Democrats in the lead nationally. * * **Environics.ca*

When I was young

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 1 day ago
Looking forward to this movie short. Somebody unearthed previously unreleased footage from a 1965 taping of the Rolling Stones. We were all so young and innocent then. Well, maybe not that innocent, but surely idealistic and maybe a little naive. Love this trailer from the Stones movie so much. Can't wait to see it. [via Greg Mitchell, once editor of Crawdaddy magazine] [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Patterns of Piano Music Notes

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 day ago
Isn't interesting how these piano notes look like mandalas and some crop circles? More here: http://www.cymascope.com/cyma_research/musicology.html

Cartoon Logic: What Netanyahu's UN Speech And The Absurd 9/11 Myth Have In Common

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled out a magic marker while on stage at the United Nations on Thursday, September 27, 2012.* "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it." - *Voltaire*. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also known as *Wile E. Coyote*, officially turned the Iranian nuclear issue into a joke at the United Nations on Thursday, September 27, 2012, when he pulled out a magic marker and proceeded to draw a literal red line on a cartoonish bomb chart. Apparently, he *drew ... more »

Musical Interlude: Loreena McKennitt, "Kecharitomene"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Loreena McKennitt, "Kecharitomene" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dq9kI74kRk&feature=g-vrec

The Poet: John Glenday, "Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"* "Someone explained once how the pieces of what we are fall downwards at the same rate as the Universe. The atoms of us, falling towards the centre of whatever everything is. And we don't see it. We only sense their slight drag in the lifting hand. That's what weight is, that communal process of falling. Furthermore, these atoms carry hooks, like burrs, hooks catching like hooks, like clinging to like, that's what keeps us from becoming something else, and why in early love, we sometimes feel the tug of the heart snagging on another's heart. Only... more »

Important Health News: Yet More Studies Link Fluoride To Brain Damage!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I and others in the real truth movement have always wondered why the American people, and in fact all good people around the world, have not already risen up and taken out the Jewish banksters and gangsters that are out to dominate the planet. It does not make sense that most people are sitting still while the world goes to hell! In previous articles, I have shown again and again how the criminals who are out for world domination have used Fluoride in our food and our drinking water as a method of dumbing us down, and making us unable to rise up against their tyranny. In my l... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Moving toward to bottom of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its narrow appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size. * About 5 light-years long and a mere 800 light-years away, the Pencil Nebula is only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years in diameter and is the expanding debris ... more »

Israeli Prime Minister IS Insane: Presents Laughable Diagram Of An Iranian "Bomb" During Speech To UN!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I actually sat down at my computer just a while back, and listened to the entire UN General Assembly speech by the insane Israeli maniac, Benyamin Milikovsky (Netanyahu), and I honestly could not believe what I was hearing... All we heard from this insane lunatic is constant false rhetoric of what dangers the world faces from a "nuclear armed" Iran. Then to top it all off, he presents a diagram of what he claims is an Iranian nuclear "bomb" that is not only laughable, but I actually laughed so hard I fell off my chair. To show just how ridiculous and yet extremely dangerous this ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Holy Ignorance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Holy Ignorance” * by Chet Raymo “At a press conference in 2002, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously explained foreign policy: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know." The same can be said of science. The textbooks are full of known knowns. We are quite confident affirming the circulation of the blood, the distance to the Sun, the common descent of animals and plants. I si... more »

14 Signs That The World Economy Is Getting Weaker

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Michael Snyder, *Contributor* The United States is not the only one with massive economic problems right now. The truth is that just about wherever you look around the globe things are getting even worse. China is experiencing a substantial economic slowdown, and Japan has resorted to yet another round of money printing in an effort to keep the Japanese economy moving. Unemployment in Europe continues to get even worse, and the riots this week in Spain and in Greece have been absolutely frightening at times. In the United States there are a whole host of signs that another recess... more »

Today in History for Sept. 27: Release of The Warren Report

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*September 27, 1964: Release of The Warren Report.* "From the very beginning, the Powers that Be have treated the Warren Report as if it is the word of God, come down from on high, etched in stone. In the picture above, that big book almost looks like a stone tablet. Why, it might was well be Moses himself placing it in Lyndon Johnson’s awaiting hands. Later, he would tell Walter Cronkite that he never believed in the lone gunman theory." - George Bailey, "The Sum Of All Things." AP: Today in History for Sept. 27

Confirmed Again: Statin Drugs Calcify The Coronary Arteries

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis found that statin use is associated with a 52% increased prevalence and extent of coronary artery plaques possessing calcium.[i] This study, published on August 24th, was preceded only three weeks earlier by one in the journal Diabetes Care, which found that coronary artery calcification "was significantly higher in more frequent statin users than in less frequent users," among patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced atherosclerosis. Coronary artery disease is one of the primary risk factors for hear... more »

"Education Nation" might be a more inspiring rubric if it applied to a nation that actually had some respect for education

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"Education Nation is NBC News' year-round initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America."* *-- from NBC News's Education Nation website* *by Ken* The phrase "Education Nation" has a nice ring, though the ring rings a tad hollow when you consider that the nation in question is supposed to be our own, which has never been an education nation ans in modern times has devolved into an anti-education or mis-education nation. Nevertheless, under that rubric NBC News and the New York Public Library have been cosponsoring a w... more »

These guys . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
REMEMBER VALERIE PLAME? These guys sure do. The story ain't over, and it's gonna make a hell of a mini-series, working title, Washington Weasels. H/T — Helmut
( So do I. I have never seen anybody else say what seems obvious : Plame had to go so as not to contradict Cheney's scaremongering about Iraq.....or any possible later drivel about Iran and North Korea. Dr. Ahmadinejad asked a question. "Assume for a moment for the sake of argument Iran had a bomb. What could we DO with it ?"  )  

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