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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

29 September - Blogs I'm Following II

10:20 opm MDST

The following heavily biased video is precisely why America will soon self-destruct

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 minutes ago
*Thoughts: The Coming Crisis is not a fan of Obama, which is pretty obvious by now. However, due to skewed political thinking in America, most would say that because we are anti-Obama, we are pro-Romney. This is not the case. However, such a black-and-white attitude prevails in America among American citizens, and is why no matter who wins the coming election, America's number is likely up. To illustrate this further, I'll now highlight a number of highly erroneous assumptions this video makes, which are listed as follows.* * **1. That the plane wasn't already crashing headlong int... more »

Ed Royce-- Hiding In The Shadows, Working For Wall Street Against Main Street

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 minutes ago
Ed Royce was first elected to Congress in 1992. Before that he was a longtime student taking out deferments to avoid fighting in Vietnam and then a corporate tax manager who worked at figuring out loopholes so his clients wouldn't have to pay their fair share of taxes. One of the worst extremists in California, Royce is a raving racist lunatic and bigot but is one of the least known Members of Congress and certainly the least known of anyone who's been in there so long. He operates in stealth for his masters, the Wall Street banksters. He's perfectly positioned as a senior member o... more »

Israeli Lobbyist Confirms 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, While Israeli PM Draws Ridicule At The UN

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 minutes ago
The global 9/11 truth and justice movement was vindicated again when Patrick Clawson, the Director of Research at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy (WINEP), *publicly suggested** *that the United States and Israel *stage a false flag provocation* in the Persian Gulf to justify U.S. military action and switch the war against Iran to another gear. For the full context of his remarks, watch the complete video titled, *"How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout."* Clawson's comments are hardly surprising. 9/11 truth-tellers have been sa... more »

Israeli Lobbyist Confirms 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, While Israeli PM Draws Ridicule At The UN

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 minutes ago
The global 9/11 truth and justice movement was vindicated again when Patrick Clawson, the Director of Research at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy (WINEP), *publicly suggested** *that the United States and Israel *stage a false flag provocation* in the Persian Gulf to justify U.S. military action and switch the war against Iran to another gear. For the full context of his remarks, watch the complete video titled, *"How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout."* Clawson's comments are hardly surprising. 9/11 truth-tellers have been say... more »

Progressives progress

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 39 minutes ago
A periodic reminder. Politics are temporary, but SCOTUS is virtually forever. The coming term will probably include major decisions on affirmative action in higher education admissions, same-sex marriage and a challenge to the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Those rulings could easily rival the last term’s as the most consequential in recent memory… On Oct. 10, the court will hear Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 11-345, a major challenge to affirmative action in higher education. The case was brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman who says she was denied admission to ... more »

Billionaires made from scratch? Hardly (The American Dream Myth)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 43 minutes ago
Forbes touts its annual list of the 400 richest U.S. billionaires as evidence “that the American dream is still very much alive,” claiming that 70 percent of them “made their fortunes entirely from scratch.” I noted that in a post the other day, and questioned whether it was true. Its not. The liberal group United for a Fair Economy has done the heavy lifting on Forbes’s bootstrappers, and its report, “Born on Third Base,” shows that the vast majority of the country’s plutocrats either inherited their money or had significant help from family members. What’s surprising is that this... more »

Chet Raymo, “In Place of Belief”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“In Place of Belief”* by Chet Raymo “A lightning storm the other night, slipping down from Florida. For an hour we sat on the terrace and watched the northern sky blaze with pyrotechnics, the best we'd ever seen, almost continuous rivers of electricity streaming between the clouds, clouds heaped like mountains and lit from within. After some particularly sky-filling explosions we could not resist applause. From horizon to horizon, from Andros to San Salvador the streamers ran, trailing their rumbles of far-off thunder. So much energy! Energy entirely beyond the human capacity t... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Like delicate cosmic petals, these clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and dutifully cataloged as NGC 7023 this is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers. Still, this remarkable image shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. * Click image for larger size.* The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, char... more »

Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Experiencing Major, Prolonged Outage [Update: It's Back!]

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
[image: rogers] Canadian wireless and internet provider Rogers is currently experiencing a widespread, continued outage of services on both its cellular and cable home internet data networks, according to various user reports. Rogers is the second-largest internet provider in Canada by subscriber count, and the largest cellphone provider with somewhere around 10 million mobile customers. Reports of outages are coming in on Twitter from a variety of cities in Southern Ontario, including Toronto, Waterloo and London, and some even suggest that the outage may spread across the entire... more »

ROMNEY AND NETANYAHU FINALLY GET THE MESSAGE – NO WAR AGAINST IRAN THIS SIDE OF THE ELECTION

Mitt Romney has finally realised that the American electorate are not in the slightest bit interested in going off to fight another war for Israel. As a result of this belated epiphany Romney has back-pedalled on a strike against Iran saying that ‘military action against Iran may not be necessary’ – though, of course, the ‘military option is still on the table’. The statement clearly is designed to placate those Republican voters that are worried about going to war yet again. Netanyahu too has also realised that he is going to get nowhere pushing for war this side of the elections a... more »

New Orleans Back to Normal

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 1 hour ago
*What, the Saints win a football game?* "Weakening Isaac hovers over water-logged Louisiana" by Cain Burdeau and Michael Kunzelman | Associated Press, August 31, 2012 NEW ORLEANS — Inside the fortified levees that protected New Orleans, *bursts of sunshine streamed through* the thick clouds, and *life began to return to normal*. But beyond the city, people got their first good look at Isaac’s damage: Hundreds of homes were underwater. Half the state was without power. Thousands were staying at shelters. And the damage may not be done.... At least two deaths were reported.... Dav... more »

"The Wonder Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of life is flooding before us, and a tide of poisons affect the air we breathe and the waters we drink and even tarnish the dreams of those who are young and as yet innocent. The snake-bitten condition has already spread throughout the collective body. However, it is in troubled times that it becomes most important to remember that the wo... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Mindelo, Cape Verde. Thanks for stopping by.

Venus Over Notre Dame

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
Individual images taken of Venus in one year to create a full curve. The summer solstice being at the top, winter solstice at the bottom, and equinox where they lines cross. Infinity and beyond and Notre Dame. http://pinterest.com/pin/277745501990660385/

Young Benjamin Netanyahu

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
This guy has been crazy all his life. His rigid sense of rightness, demonstrated in the video below, is scary. He can't tolerate different opinions and views. A classic case of an authoritarian personality. I'm surprised that an intellectual nation like Israel elected this man who only uses emotion and throws logic aside. Then again, not really. Germany, the most intellectual nation in Europe, elected the demagogue Hitler. So any country, no matter how civilized, can slip up mentally and become a victim of emotion-based, fear-mongering rhetoric. America, Israel, England, Germany, Ru... more »

Reach Out For Us And We Are There With You

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 3 hours ago
*Reach out for us and we are there with you.* As channeled by Ron Head September 29, 2012 in Michael, Ron's Channeled Messages Michael Our discussion today will begin by our asking once again for you to notice the sharp upturn in energy this full moon is bringing. You may feel distinct changes in your reactions to events around you. When you are prompted to speak or act, please remember to combine your feelings of unconditional love with your desire for change. The impulse to do something may be new to you personally and unfamiliar. It is always best to begin from one’s he... more »

Gaia Portal: Star Assignments are In Place…

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 3 hours ago
*Star Assignments are In Place…* September 29, 2012 Star assignments for next steps are in place. Tactical positions for Light Beings have been outlined and those receptive are in full alignment. Awaiting further instructions. Star Code 48693 *Note: Please don't ask me what this means. I have no idea! -AK*

Alpine Snow Job

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 3 hours ago
*Sure looking like this guy was a MI6 agent and the victim of an intelligence agency hit squad based on the cover story and crap coverage.* "After shooting in France, girl, 4, hid beneath dead kin" by Dan Bilefsky | New York Times, September 07, 2012 PARIS — Apparently frozen in terror, a 4-year-old girl crouched silently for eight hours beneath her dead mother and grandmother in the back of a BMW on a forest road in the French Alps while just steps away investigators hunted for clues, officials said Thursday. The discovery of the girl, alive and unharmed, around midnight Wednesda... more »

Urban Gadabout: Walking the Newtown Creek Nature Walk with its designer, George Trakas

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*A popular feature at the Newtown Creek Nature Walk is this long series of steps along the park's Newtown Creek frontage. Visitors are free to relax on the steps and look out on the Long Island City (Queens) shorefront opposite, or to peek at the view to the left.* *by Ken* Some of life's sweetest rewards can't be planned; the most you can do is to position yourself in the path of possibly happy surprises. I had signed up for Jack Eichenbaum's Municipal Art Society tour today (check out MAS tour listings here), "A Renaissance in Newtown Creek," even though I had done what looked t... more »

she said let's discuss abortion. i told her to fuck off.

laura k at wmtc - 3 hours ago
She said she'd pray for me. I said nothing. She said let's discuss abortion. I told her to fuck off. * * * * Long ago, I blogged about receiving a holiday card with a proselytizing message underlined in red. Wmtc readers had a good discussion around it, with responses running the gamut. The person who left that card for me recently resurfaced on my radar. But she won't be appearing again. I want to share our exchange, to get it off my chest, as well as to hear your reactions. Former Co-worker and I worked together briefly, one day a week, several years ago. She was a nice person ... more » 

Progressive Music Classics. "Major Malfunction" by Keith LeBlanc

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 3 hours ago
. . *By MARC MCDONALD* Welcome to another edition of Progressive Music Classics. The tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger inspired many touching speeches, books and works of art, which paid tribute to the lives of the astronauts who died in that disaster in 1986. But one work of art that took a different approach to the tragedy was *Major Malfunction* by the great Keith LeBlanc, who has often been associated with Britain's experimental/sound collage/dub label On-U Sound. "Major Malfunction" was released not long after the Challenger tragedy. A major theme of On-U Sound... more »

"The 'Self-Made' Hallucination of America's Rich"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The 'Self-Made' Hallucination of America's Rich"* by Sam Pizzigati "Let's cut Mitt Romney some slack. Not every off-the-cuff comment he made at that now infamous, secretly taped $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton reveals an utterly shocking personal failing. Take, for instance, Mitt's remark that he has "inherited nothing." A variety of commentators have jumped on Romney for that. They've pointed out that Mitt, the son of a wealthy CEO, has enjoyed plenty of privilege — everything from an elite private school education to a rolodex full of rich family friends he could ta... more »

How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it right. Nothing is more important to the future of the United States and the world than the breadth and effectiveness of education, especially of higher education. I say especially higher education, but not because pre- school, elementary, and secondary education are less important. Success at every level of education obviously depends on what has gone before. ... more »

Turtles in trouble

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

Connecticut Post Put in a Deep Freeze

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 4 hours ago
*It is getting colder at nights now.* "Settlement reported in freezing death" by Dave Collins | Associated Press, July 26, 2012 The family of a Connecticut woman found frozen to death in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against a former state lawmaker and a Cromwell tavern. A court document obtained by The Associated Press shows Carol Jean Sinisgalli’s family withdrew the lawsuit on Wednesday against former representative James O’Rourke and O’Leary’s Digger McDuff’s Tavern. Terms of the resolution were not disclosed. A lawyer for Sinisgalli’s family said they are relieved the lawsuit i... more »

Secession! Lakota Sioux Nation Leaves The Union! (Again)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
President Barack Obama has an unexpected foreign policy problem – in the Western United States. The Lakota Sioux nation has seceded from the United States, according to a story on the anti-American website La Voz de Aztlan. “We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,” long-time Native American radical leader Russell Means said. The move potentially impacts the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Means has been a well-known Native American ... more »

Lindsay Perigo: Total Passion for the Total Kindle Book!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Sam Pierson* [image: image] Great news, punters: Lindsay Perigo's new book *The Total Passion for the Total Height* is now available on Amazon for Kindle. Get it here! [image: image] This is the *first *collection of Perigo’s writing, on everything from religion to politics to opera. Just as Perigo can light up the switchboard on talkshow radio, this work will light up the mind of its reader because, as Wimbledon finalist and friend Chris Lewis says in the Foreword, "he's going to make you think." Those who value thinking and an independent spirit will find a uniq... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo,"A Map to the Next World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"A Map to the Next World"* "In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky. My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from the killing fields, from the bedrooms and the kitchens. For the soul is a wanderer with many hands and feet. The map must be of sand and can't be read by ordinary light. It must carry fire to the next tribal town, for renewal of spirit. In the legend are instructions on the language of the land, how it was we forgot to acknowledge the gift, as if we were not in it or of it. Take n... more »

Hunter S. Thompson, "Not Much Mental Distance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit — no matter how often he's reminded of it — that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley... Very few toads in this world are Prince Charmings in disguise. Most are simply toads... and they are going to stay that way... Toads don't make laws or change any basic structures, but one or two rooty insights can work powerful changes in the way they get through life. A toad who believes he got a raw de... more »

Musical Interlude: Buffalo Springfield, "Stop Children, What's That Sound?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Given the times and circumstances this is very appropriate... Buffalo Springfield, "Stop Children, What's That Sound?" "There's something happening here, What it is ain't exactly clear. There's a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware... I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound, Everybody look what's going down... There's battle lines being drawn, Nobody's right if everybody's wrong. Young people speaking their minds, Getting so much resistance from behind. I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound, Everybody look what's going down... What a fie... more »

Party List 5: Why it is Wrong in Theory and Practice

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 5 hours ago
The party list (PL) system in both theory and practice is wrong. In theory, it is supposed to be a proportional representation system where smaller political parties are given chance via mandatory percentage share in the total seats in the parliament or Congress. In the Philippines, that theory has been revised to represent the so-called "marginalized sectors" of society. And in practice in the country, almost all groups of opportunists mix up with well-meaning individuals to help centrally plan and change the country, towards their own world view of forced collectivism. Thus, we h... more »

Kopp's shameless self-promotion in the guise of a Kozol book review

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
*"Ms. Kopp's husband, Richard Barth, was an Edison executive before taking over as CEO of KIPP's national foundation, where he has sought to decertify its New York City unions." — Jesse James Alred* [image: Separate is never equal: TFA, KIPP, and corporate charter schools are the new Jim Crow.]One thing I'll concede to the corporate education reformers is their uncanny ability to use anything as a sales pitch for neoliberalism and profitability. Perhaps the most egregious example of this was Arne "Katrina Schadenfreude" Duncan's racist pro-charter school statement that the abject ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Autism, ADHD, Adaptation and Randomization

Storm at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
I. Some time ago I wrote a piece noting how it seems autism is becoming a useful "disorder" to have. (I used the quotes for a reason which I hope becomes clear.) The post, "Autism: the next 'specialty' credential," tried to create a kind of choral effect between an essay by Adam Philips on the cultural definitions (always changing) of "mental illness," and a *Wired*article detailing the hiring practices of an "entrepreneur" (someone with money, or access to money, who can create little bubbles of reality in which to try out new definitions), Thorkil Sonne; he finds the "autistic h... more »

Former CNN Journalist Amber Lyon: Obama Is Criminalizing Journalism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
"You're not a conspiracy theorist," Emmy award-winning journalist Amber Lyon tells Alex Jones. This is what a real journalist looks like. More quotes from the interview: "I was forced out of CNN." "This is really scary because the U.S. public is being misinformed by such a powerful network." "CNN should issue an apology to its viewers." "As journalists we cannot pick and choose when or when not to tell the truth. We always have to be truth-seekers and trying to expose the truth on every level." On her experience in reporting in Bahrain: "I felt like I had a leash tightening a... more »

Mitt-Wit's Co-Chair on Bin Laden

2old2care at Because I Can - 6 hours ago
From Think Progress Today: Mitt Romney campaign co-chair and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu *accused President Obama of waiting too long to order the raid that killed Osama bin Laden*, in an interview with the New York Times that was published on Saturday. *Sununu said that Obama was “timid,”* could have gone after the terrorist mastermind sooner, and attributed the successful operation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The president is trying to take credit for following the strategy and the tactics put into place by George W. Bush *You mean this George W Bush????* ... more »

"Why You Should Prepare for Economic Catastrophe"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Why You Should Prepare for Economic Catastrophe" * by Gary North "It is not often that readers get a clear-cut choice between two forecasts. Most forecasts have wiggle room. Not the following. 1. The United States government will default. 2. The United States government will not default. I hold the first position. John T. Harvey holds the second. He wrote a piece for Forbes defending his position: "It Is Impossible For The US To Default". I regard this as the most fundamental economic issue facing the U.S. government. I regard it as the most fundamental economic issue f... more »

Another "honour" killing ...

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
Here are the undisputed facts of this killing, on record as the trial unfolds. A man killed his girlfriend by hitting her head with a hammer at least 11 times, then he took a knife and stabbed pages of religious text into her body. Court heard last week part of the passage stabbed in her body read “that which is crooked cannot be made straight.” The crown alleges the accused intended to kill her when he began bludgeoning her with a hammer following an argument about marriage and abortion. The victim, who had missed her period twice, told the accused she no longer wanted to get marr... more »

Was Paul Ryan The Biggest Mistake Mitt Romney Ever Made? Looks That Way

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Such a bad idea Mitt Romney isn't a *DWT* reader. If he had been, even for just the last 3 or 4 years, he would have known that his political life could have been saved if he had mustered the courage and fortitude to stand up to Wall Street's drummed up right-wing enthusiasm for Paul Ryan and resisted their insistence that he chuck his gut feelings (Rob Portman) and pick Ryan. Ryan-- even more than Romney's 47% blunder-- was the beginning for the end for Campaign Mitt. Ryan, thanks to the DCCC's consistent role in helping Wall Street protect his fledgling career, has never had a ... more »

Netanyahu's Audience For Cartoon Bomb Graphic Is Dumb Sheeple, Not World Leaders

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Who takes Netanyahu seriously after his Wile E. Coyote moment at the UN? People who still believe in the official version of the September 11 events. Related: Cartoon Logic: What Netanyahu's UN Speech And The Absurd 9/11 Myth Have In Common. * *A collection of reactions to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations on Thursday, September 27, 2012:* "I complimented him on his address at the United Nations," Romney said. "I suggested that his graphic was not up to the normal Boston Consulting Group standards." Pausing, he added, "No, I didn't actually do that, but I was ... more » 

Progressive Music Classics. "Major Malfunction" by Keith LeBlanc

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 3 hours ago
. . *By MARC MCDONALD* Welcome to another edition of Progressive Music Classics. The tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger inspired many touching speeches, books and works of art, which paid tribute to the lives of the astronauts who died in that disaster in 1986. But one work of art that took a different approach to the tragedy was *Major Malfunction* by the great Keith LeBlanc, who has often been associated with Britain's experimental/sound collage/dub label On-U Sound. "Major Malfunction" was released not long after the Challenger tragedy. A major theme of On-U Sound... more »

"The 'Self-Made' Hallucination of America's Rich"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The 'Self-Made' Hallucination of America's Rich"* by Sam Pizzigati "Let's cut Mitt Romney some slack. Not every off-the-cuff comment he made at that now infamous, secretly taped $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton reveals an utterly shocking personal failing. Take, for instance, Mitt's remark that he has "inherited nothing." A variety of commentators have jumped on Romney for that. They've pointed out that Mitt, the son of a wealthy CEO, has enjoyed plenty of privilege — everything from an elite private school education to a rolodex full of rich family friends he could ta... more »

How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it right. Nothing is more important to the future of the United States and the world than the breadth and effectiveness of education, especially of higher education. I say especially higher education, but not because pre- school, elementary, and secondary education are less important. Success at every level of education obviously depends on what has gone before. ... more »

Turtles in trouble

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

Connecticut Post Put in a Deep Freeze

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 4 hours ago
*It is getting colder at nights now.* "Settlement reported in freezing death" by Dave Collins | Associated Press, July 26, 2012 The family of a Connecticut woman found frozen to death in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against a former state lawmaker and a Cromwell tavern. A court document obtained by The Associated Press shows Carol Jean Sinisgalli’s family withdrew the lawsuit on Wednesday against former representative James O’Rourke and O’Leary’s Digger McDuff’s Tavern. Terms of the resolution were not disclosed. A lawyer for Sinisgalli’s family said they are relieved the lawsuit i... more »

Secession! Lakota Sioux Nation Leaves The Union! (Again)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
President Barack Obama has an unexpected foreign policy problem – in the Western United States. The Lakota Sioux nation has seceded from the United States, according to a story on the anti-American website La Voz de Aztlan. “We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,” long-time Native American radical leader Russell Means said. The move potentially impacts the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Means has been a well-known Native American ... more »

Lindsay Perigo: Total Passion for the Total Kindle Book!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Sam Pierson* [image: image] Great news, punters: Lindsay Perigo's new book *The Total Passion for the Total Height* is now available on Amazon for Kindle. Get it here! [image: image] This is the *first *collection of Perigo’s writing, on everything from religion to politics to opera. Just as Perigo can light up the switchboard on talkshow radio, this work will light up the mind of its reader because, as Wimbledon finalist and friend Chris Lewis says in the Foreword, "he's going to make you think." Those who value thinking and an independent spirit will find a uniq... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo,"A Map to the Next World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"A Map to the Next World"* "In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky. My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from the killing fields, from the bedrooms and the kitchens. For the soul is a wanderer with many hands and feet. The map must be of sand and can't be read by ordinary light. It must carry fire to the next tribal town, for renewal of spirit. In the legend are instructions on the language of the land, how it was we forgot to acknowledge the gift, as if we were not in it or of it. Take n... more »

Hunter S. Thompson, "Not Much Mental Distance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit — no matter how often he's reminded of it — that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley... Very few toads in this world are Prince Charmings in disguise. Most are simply toads... and they are going to stay that way... Toads don't make laws or change any basic structures, but one or two rooty insights can work powerful changes in the way they get through life. A toad who believes he got a raw de... more »

Musical Interlude: Buffalo Springfield, "Stop Children, What's That Sound?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Given the times and circumstances this is very appropriate... Buffalo Springfield, "Stop Children, What's That Sound?" "There's something happening here, What it is ain't exactly clear. There's a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware... I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound, Everybody look what's going down... There's battle lines being drawn, Nobody's right if everybody's wrong. Young people speaking their minds, Getting so much resistance from behind. I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound, Everybody look what's going down... What a fie... more »

Party List 5: Why it is Wrong in Theory and Practice

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 5 hours ago
The party list (PL) system in both theory and practice is wrong. In theory, it is supposed to be a proportional representation system where smaller political parties are given chance via mandatory percentage share in the total seats in the parliament or Congress. In the Philippines, that theory has been revised to represent the so-called "marginalized sectors" of society. And in practice in the country, almost all groups of opportunists mix up with well-meaning individuals to help centrally plan and change the country, towards their own world view of forced collectivism. Thus, we h... more »

Kopp's shameless self-promotion in the guise of a Kozol book review

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
*"Ms. Kopp's husband, Richard Barth, was an Edison executive before taking over as CEO of KIPP's national foundation, where he has sought to decertify its New York City unions." — Jesse James Alred* [image: Separate is never equal: TFA, KIPP, and corporate charter schools are the new Jim Crow.]One thing I'll concede to the corporate education reformers is their uncanny ability to use anything as a sales pitch for neoliberalism and profitability. Perhaps the most egregious example of this was Arne "Katrina Schadenfreude" Duncan's racist pro-charter school statement that the abject ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Autism, ADHD, Adaptation and Randomization

Storm at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
I. Some time ago I wrote a piece noting how it seems autism is becoming a useful "disorder" to have. (I used the quotes for a reason which I hope becomes clear.) The post, "Autism: the next 'specialty' credential," tried to create a kind of choral effect between an essay by Adam Philips on the cultural definitions (always changing) of "mental illness," and a *Wired*article detailing the hiring practices of an "entrepreneur" (someone with money, or access to money, who can create little bubbles of reality in which to try out new definitions), Thorkil Sonne; he finds the "autistic h... more »

Former CNN Journalist Amber Lyon: Obama Is Criminalizing Journalism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
"You're not a conspiracy theorist," Emmy award-winning journalist Amber Lyon tells Alex Jones. This is what a real journalist looks like. More quotes from the interview: "I was forced out of CNN." "This is really scary because the U.S. public is being misinformed by such a powerful network." "CNN should issue an apology to its viewers." "As journalists we cannot pick and choose when or when not to tell the truth. We always have to be truth-seekers and trying to expose the truth on every level." On her experience in reporting in Bahrain: "I felt like I had a leash tightening a... more »

Mitt-Wit's Co-Chair on Bin Laden

2old2care at Because I Can - 6 hours ago
From Think Progress Today: Mitt Romney campaign co-chair and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu *accused President Obama of waiting too long to order the raid that killed Osama bin Laden*, in an interview with the New York Times that was published on Saturday. *Sununu said that Obama was “timid,”* could have gone after the terrorist mastermind sooner, and attributed the successful operation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The president is trying to take credit for following the strategy and the tactics put into place by George W. Bush *You mean this George W Bush????* ... more »

"Why You Should Prepare for Economic Catastrophe"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Why You Should Prepare for Economic Catastrophe" * by Gary North "It is not often that readers get a clear-cut choice between two forecasts. Most forecasts have wiggle room. Not the following. 1. The United States government will default. 2. The United States government will not default. I hold the first position. John T. Harvey holds the second. He wrote a piece for Forbes defending his position: "It Is Impossible For The US To Default". I regard this as the most fundamental economic issue facing the U.S. government. I regard it as the most fundamental economic issue f... more »

Another "honour" killing ...

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
Here are the undisputed facts of this killing, on record as the trial unfolds. A man killed his girlfriend by hitting her head with a hammer at least 11 times, then he took a knife and stabbed pages of religious text into her body. Court heard last week part of the passage stabbed in her body read “that which is crooked cannot be made straight.” The crown alleges the accused intended to kill her when he began bludgeoning her with a hammer following an argument about marriage and abortion. The victim, who had missed her period twice, told the accused she no longer wanted to get marr... more »

Was Paul Ryan The Biggest Mistake Mitt Romney Ever Made? Looks That Way

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Such a bad idea Mitt Romney isn't a *DWT* reader. If he had been, even for just the last 3 or 4 years, he would have known that his political life could have been saved if he had mustered the courage and fortitude to stand up to Wall Street's drummed up right-wing enthusiasm for Paul Ryan and resisted their insistence that he chuck his gut feelings (Rob Portman) and pick Ryan. Ryan-- even more than Romney's 47% blunder-- was the beginning for the end for Campaign Mitt. Ryan, thanks to the DCCC's consistent role in helping Wall Street protect his fledgling career, has never had a ... more »

Netanyahu's Audience For Cartoon Bomb Graphic Is Dumb Sheeple, Not World Leaders

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Who takes Netanyahu seriously after his Wile E. Coyote moment at the UN? People who still believe in the official version of the September 11 events. Related: Cartoon Logic: What Netanyahu's UN Speech And The Absurd 9/11 Myth Have In Common. * *A collection of reactions to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations on Thursday, September 27, 2012:* "I complimented him on his address at the United Nations," Romney said. "I suggested that his graphic was not up to the normal Boston Consulting Group standards." Pausing, he added, "No, I didn't actually do that, but I was ... more » 

The public health implications of global warming

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 10 hours ago
[image: A discarded asthma inhaler that has washed up on a beach. mikecogh / flickr] By Sara Novak, Living / Health 15 September 2012 The far reaching implications of global warming are becoming clear, from mass extinctions to underwater islands, monstrous storms and everywhere in between, but what about the increasing effect on public health? It falls under the radar, but in actuality, the siren is getting louder each year. So much so in fact, that epidemiologist George Luber is spearheading the CDC’s public health sphere on global climate change. “That's because emerging scienc... more »

Guantanamo's last Western detainee returned to Canada

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The youngest prisoner and last Westerner held in the Guantanamo military base, Omar Khadr, was sent to finish his sentence in his native Canada on Saturday, the Canadian government said. * Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said that Khadr, who was a 15-year-old fighting in Afghanistan when captured in 2002, had been flown from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a military base in Trenton, Ontario and transferred to the province's Millhaven maximum-security prison. Khadr's case has been controversial both in Canada and abroad given his age when he was captured, the nature ... more »

Spain Flash Floods: Death Toll Rises To Ten

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*At least ten people have been killed and hundreds evacuated from their homes after flash floods swept through southern Spain.* After months of drought, torrential rain has flooded streets and homes, brought down a motorway bridge, and swept cars down roads that have been turned into rivers. The hardest hit areas are the Mediterranean provinces of Malaga in the south and Murcia and Almeria in the southeast. Regional officials said nine people have died and at least 600 people have been moved from their homes. Among the dead are a young boy and a girl who were found drowned in a ca... more »

Gore's investment firm: no green investments

LuboŇ° Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Al Gore has repeatedly said that he was putting his money where his mouth is. However, it was just revealed that in the real world, Al Gore is stealing the money where almost every green criminal steals them, and he is putting them where almost every rich person or investor puts them. Be sure that these two places are very different from one another. WND.com just published a very interesting text with the title: Al Gore bails from green energy investment Bill Gunderson, the president of Gunderson Capital Management, has looked at the portfolio of Al Gore's investment management ... more »

Globe Gets Dewey-Eyed Over Occupy Anniversary

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 10 hours ago
*They are what we call crocodile tears -- with insults. * "Dwindling Boston Occupiers remain resolute; With Dewey Square camp gone, planning for movement’s 1st anniversary isn’t easy" by Martine Powers | Globe Staff, September 17, 2012 Nearly a year after the start of the *movement known for its defiance* *has struggled* even if they *continue to raise hell* around Boston — or at least try. They camped in front of the State House to protest MBTA fare hikes, staged demonstrations in front of Bank of America, and last weekend took a road trip to New York City for “S-17” — the annive... more »

Gareth Dane Cashmore Sentenced To Death In Indonesia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*A British man has been sentenced to death for smuggling crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia, according to the Jakarta Post.* Banten High Court, in Java, increased a lower court sentence of life in jail for 33-year-old Gareth Dane Cashmore, saying it did not represent a strong enough deterrent. The Bangkok Post quoted presiding judge J. Nababan as saying: "Narcotics are very dangerous substances that harm the people and the nation. "They destroy the human resources that are one of the integral elements to our national development." Cashmore was arrested in September last year a... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 29th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck BANDA SEA at a depth of 587.3 km (364.9 miles), the quake hit at 16:25:41 UTC Saturday 29th September 2012 The epicenter was 224 km (139 miles) Northeast of Palue, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Long Walker Danny Wyatt passes to Spirit World

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Long walkers mourn the passing of their good hearted friend Danny Wyatt, Washoe from Gardnerville, Nevada. Danny was battling leukemia. During the Long Walk 2 northern route, Danny made friends fast with his good heartedness and laughter. Danny celebrated his 27th birthday in August. Shown here with Edmund and Daniel seated to his left, Danny was a friend to everyone, who also made the walkers happy by making fry bread for them. Sincere condolescenses to his family and friends. *Photo Danny Wyatt (seated lower right) by Sophie Adison. Sophie is our Navajo friend from Utah, whose 1... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 29th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck the SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION at a depth of 82.3 km (51.1 miles), the quake hit at 16:13:30 UTC Saturday 29th September 2012 The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) NNE of Visokoi Island No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Greek police send crime victims to neo-Nazi 'protectors'

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party is increasingly assuming the role of law enforcement officers on the streets of the bankrupt country, with mounting evidence that Athenians are being openly directed by police to seek help from the neo-Nazi group, analysts, activists and lawyers say. In return, a growing number of Greek crime victims have come to see the party, whose symbol bears an uncanny resemblance to the swastika, as a "protector". One victim of crime, an eloquent US-trained civil servant, told the Guardian of her family's shock at being referred to the party when her mot... more »

Saturday Afternoon Video

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
Apologies about the lack of morning linkage today. Things were hectic and I simply forgot. Because it's Doctor Who season....

The mainstream press corps’ Standard Tales from Past Presidential Debates!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012* *Anderson Cooper recites:* Wednesday evening, the Obama-Romney debates begin. For that reason, our pseudo-journalists are busy reciting their guild’s Standard Tales from Past Presidential Debates. Last evening, Anderson Cooper read almost all the standard scripts. Along the way, he offered these nicely-twinned groaners COOPER (9/28/12): Body language plays a part in the presidential debates. *In 1992, George H. W. Bush deliberately looks at his watch and he pays for it when the audience and voters see it as disrespectful.* Body language makes a diffe... more »

Radiation in US Going Up?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
NukePro (who is anti-nuke) notes Radiation going up slowly and quickly across the US http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/09/radiation-going-up-slowly-and-quickly.html

The last two Jews in Kabul fight like cat and dog

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
AFGHANISTAN has suffered more than its fair share of feuding, but few of its vendettas have seemed quite so pointless to outsiders as that being fought by the last two Jews in Kabul. Yitzhak Levy, 60, and Zebolan Simanto, 41, live in the same courtyard on the same city street. Each looks after his own synagogue, from which the other is banned. Apart from being Jewish, all that they have in common is their explosive hatred for one another. Even living as Jews together under the Taliban did not reconcile them. If anything, it only offered them new opportunities to denounce, inform o... more »

The Downward Spiral Continues For Miami Crime Figure David Rivera (R-FL)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Great report on Miami-Dade's most crooked congressman, David Rivera (R-FL), from Rachel Friday night. Great ending for her show. She mentions it but never speculated on where exactly Rivera got those tens of thousands of crisp hundred dollar bills in cash to stuff into envelopes? If that wasn't cocaine trafficking money I'd eat my hat. Rivera has been mixed up with organized crime since he was Deputy Dawg (and roommate in the notorious Tallahassee party house) for Marco Rubio in their state legislature days. You don't hear ole Marco coming to his old pal's aid much these days thou... more »

What 1500 ping-pong balls can do....

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 11 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/4dRJ7fyH_nk Just try it.... Any idea about some useful applications? John

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake MINDORO, PHILIPPINES - 29th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck MINDORO, PHILIPPINES at a depth of 186.1 km (115.6 miles), the quake hit at 14:12:04 UTC Saturday 29th September 2012 The epicenter was 4 km (2.4 miles) Northeast of Hukay, Philippines No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Water Under the California Bridge

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 12 hours ago
*It's Chinatown all over again.... * "New water tunnel system announced FRESNO — Governor Jerry Brown is set to reignite the state’s *water war*s when he announces plans this week to build a massive twin *tunnel system*to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities. Already the $23.7 billion proposal is facing heavy criticism. Opponents say the tunnels will *suck more water from the already fragile delta*, further harming its fisheries, increasing costs for water users and devastating the area’s agricultural-based economy." "Calif., federal officia... more »

The Anaheim Aberration

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 12 hours ago
*From what I read on the blogs these protests went on for weeks, and yet all I received was a one-day wonder. What's more, the coverage is a complete distortion.* "Mom condemns violent protests in wake of Anaheim police shooting" by Gillian Flaccus | Associated Press, July 26, 2012 ANAHEIM, Calif. — The mother of a *man who was shot* by *Anaheim police officers* has condemned *violent protests against* the killing, saying Wednesday she did not want them to become her son’s legacy.... * * *Yeah, the protesters were violent, yup. * * * *I've noticed that the elitist corporate press ... more »

Nunavut, RCMP target unsafe gun storage after dozens of firearm incidents

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Guns are a necessary tool in the North -- but as in the South they are tools that need to be respected: IQALUIT, Nunavut - RCMP and the Nunavut government are trying to change the territory's culture around the safe storage of firearms in response to dozens of gun incidents that have threatened police and civilians. Hunting is part of life in the North, said Chief Supt. Steve McVarnock, but too often hunters coming in off the land don't take immediate steps to deactivate their guns. "That's the type of mindset we want to start right from the get-go. When you come back to the comm... more » 

what's on the moon ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
...no, there's nothing on the moon, go back to sleep. (moon rising)

Smile

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago

Iranian troops now possibly in Lebanon and Syria, armed with Syrian chemical weapons

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
The sabotage of the Fordo uranium enrichment facility’s power lines on Aug. 17 gave Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu extra leeway to move his original red line for Iran from late September 2012 – now – to the spring or early summer of 2013. The disruption of the underground enrichment plant's power supply caused several of the advanced IR-1 and IR-4 centrifuges producing the 20-percent grade uranium to burst into flames. Work was temporarily halted and the accumulation of 240 kilos for Iran’s first nuclear bomb slowed down by at least six months, debkafile’s intelligence s... more »

A Pre-Post-Mortem on Romney’s Defeat

Robert E Kelly at The Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
[image: 47-percent-e1348073613111] It increasingly looks like Romney is gonna lose. Intratrade now puts that likelihood at 75%. Now it’s my understanding from the American politics subfield, in which I took exactly zero courses in grad school, that the state of the economy is supposed to be the great determiner of American elections. But somehow Romney can’t seem to win despite 8+% unemployment. So I’ll take that as a methodological opening for wild speculation - namely my own - masquerading as rigorous theory. Given my masterful background in this field, which includes watching *M... more »

Concert of Asia in Crisis

Vikash Yadav at The Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
The often maligned aspiration for a "Concert of Asia" appears to be even more unlikely this year as Japan and China trade barbs at the UN and spray water cannons at each other over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Meanwhile in Southeast Asia, China has succeeded in fracturing the unity of ASEAN ministers over disputed territorial claims in the South China Sea. Even though these conflicts are unlikely to lead to war, the disputes matter because they influence whether the region will become increasingly bi-polar or whether an international institution/society will be... more »

Chechen ex-militant: Georgia trained anti-Russian terrorists, then killed them in false flag op

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Russia Today A former Chechen militant has accused Georgia of training a network of Islamic terrorists, claiming that a recent anti-terrorist mission on the border with Russia was in fact a pseudo-operation targeting Georgian-trained jihadists. Last month Georgia claimed its forces had killed 11 militants who infiltrated the country through the Russian republic of Dagestan in a special operation personally led by the Georgian interior minister. But Khizri Aldamov, who was an emissary of Chechen militants in Georgia for 18 years, before switching sides and returning to the fold o... more »

Romney Shrugged

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 13 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg One casual observation I suspect of having some merit is that people who complain a lot about some failing in others are covering up something similar in themselves. Perhaps those who make such a constant noise about large numbers of our countrymen being freeloaders while covering themselves in self-adulation would give weight to the conjecture. Are they really getting a raw deal? One certainly does hear more than enough fiction from the Republican Party's candidates about welfare queens driving Cadillacs and the stifling of initiative that comes from subsidized sch... more »

Blaming the Victims

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Little more than a month before Election Day, Barack Obama today played yet another off-key rendition of Ronald Reagan's Welfare Queen Concerto. Crooning the tired old refrain of "Blame the Victims", he has feebly serenaded the ignored and still-ongoing American housing crisis. While Mitt Romney is a ham-handed plutocrat stupid enough to shrill his hatred for the underclass in an unsecured fund-raiser, Barack Obama is more deftly circumspect in his disdain for poor people. Instead of placing the blame for the housing mess squarely where it belongs -- on the too big to fail banks and... more »

Baekdusan: Volcano in N. Korea showing signs of activity, may have "catastrophic effects"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
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 Baekdusan 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 the volcano is growing. This ... more »

In America, Journalists Are Considered Terrorists

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Washington's Blog [image: In America, Journalists Are Considered Terrorists]*Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com.* While Government Pretends America Values Freedom of the Press, Real Journalists Are Treated As Terrorists We’ve previously noted that American journalists are an endangered species (click on the links for stunning details): If they criticize those in power, they may be smeared by the government and targeted for arrest (and see this). Indeed, because the core things which reporters do could be considered terrorism, in modern America, they could even targeted ... more »

Cyber Attack on US Banks is an Obvious False Flag

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Eric Blair Over a month ago we featured an article titled *The NWO Agenda Would Move Forward with This One Simple Act*, which stated the one event that could accomplish all of the agenda's goals in one shot would be "a false flag cyber attack on Western banking institutions that they can pin on Iran." Please watch this exact scenario unfold in this short ABC news clip from a few days ago: With President Obama ready to sign an executive order to control the Internet in the name of cyber security, could it be more obvious that this "cyber attack" is a total set up? Especially since ... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Corps of Engineers to charge taxpayers extra for flood control!* *New Orleans Saints Look to Earn First Win of 2012 at Lambeau Field* *NOPD, NOFD running large budget deficits* *Plaquemines Parish pushes for assistance for flood victims*

Surreal: Clinton Pledges $45 Million in Aid to Al Qaeda in Syria

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Land Destroyer Tony Catalucci US inundates terrorist legions with cash & support after regional embassy attacks and death of own ambassador. September 28, 2012 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the US would be providing an additional $45 million in "non-lethal aid" to the "opposition" in Syria, reported the Associated Press. The Western press chose their words carefully, ensuring that the term "civilian opposition" was repeatedly used to describe the armed terrorist forces attempting to violently overthrow the Syrian government. Image: Libyan Mahdi al-Harati... more »

Paper on Parade: The Diaoyutai Islands on Taiwan’s Official Maps: Pre- and Post-1971

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*At this moment, for example, in 1984 (if it was 1984), Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia. In no public or private utterance was it ever admitted that the three powers had at any time been grouped along different lines. Actually, as Winston well knew, it was only four years since Oceania had been at war with Eastasia and in alliance with Eurasia. But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control. Officially the change of partners had never happened. Oceania was at war wi... more »

Cloud Of What Over Fukushima Plant?

Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
I captured this image from the Tepco webcam. I accidentally cut off the date and time but I took the screen shot at about 1:00 9-28 as marked on the Tepco webcam: <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAYcAAAD0CAIAAAD/vX3yAAAgAElEQVR4nOy9eYxkyXngR091N4czlEVpLh7TVfleRHxfHO9+ed93HVl3VVffx/QM5+KcHM6MVlgYXsBYy/AhyMJCa693bQNrrAADXtGUfAm0lqJWWmkpmZDk9epY65jhMTzEW6RMiu0/4r3IyMyqnh6KfyywEwg0srMyX74j4hffHe/44Ic+9OTf+bl//N/+4+f/9k9/+vNf//j/8b/+nb/7X/3ul2699uXv/smXfpD+ma/d+oM//pM///xXXvvKX7/2F989qX/ma7f+5LU3Pv0Hf/7Zr9+6zcfe7m/3t/sPq7/xzVuf+O0/+uef+r//zetf/Nf/72vDx/+eu/ez... more »

The Anaheim Aberration

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*From what I read on the blogs these protests went on for weeks, and yet all I received was a one-day wonder. What's more, the coverage is a complete distortion.* "Mom condemns violent protests in wake of Anaheim police shooting" by Gillian Flaccus | Associated Press, July 26, 2012 ANAHEIM, Calif. — The mother of a *man who was shot* by *Anaheim police officers* has condemned *violent protests against* the killing, saying Wednesday she did not want them to become her son’s legacy.... * * *Yeah, the protesters were violent, yup. * * * *I've noticed that the elitist corporate press ... more »

New Yorker magazine editor says Netanyahu is 'arrogant and dangerous'

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Haaretz *David Remnick accuses the Prime Minister of endangering Israel and making himself a factor in the U.S. elections.* New Yorker magazine editor and Pulitzer-Prize winning author David Remnick accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday of endangering Israel, interfering in U.S. elections and aligning with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a "neocon strategy" against U.S. President Obama. In a biting blog post in the magazine on Wednesday, Remnick accused Netanyahu of doing more “than any other political figure to embolden and elevate the reactiona... more »

Bibi’s Crazy UN Speech: Medievalist poses as champion of “modernity”

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
Sabbah Justin Raimondo It's no wonder the Israeli Foreign Ministry initially held back from releasing a transcript of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the UN General Assembly: Bibi's wackiness doesn't bear close scrutiny. Perhaps "wacky" isn't quite the right word for his 40-minute peroration, during which he pulled out a bomb "diagram" and a red marker to illustrate where he would draw a "red line" defining the outer limits of Iran's nuclear program. Cartoonish is more like it. The cartoonish quality of the bomb drawing underscored the content and tone of the speech,... more »

We Are the 94 Per Cent

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
I'm going to type this very sloooowly for the hard of thinking. Chris Selley, in commenting on the soundly defeated anti-abortion gambitthat was Woodworth's Wank, puts the number of Canadians who want to outlaw abortion in the 3-5% range. I'll be more generous to the fetus fetishists and go with a poll published July 4 this year. Six percent believe that abortion 'should not be permitted under any circumstances'. Which leaves 94% believing that abortion should be permitted under any or some circumstances. Are we clear now? Canada is pro-choice. Any attempt to outlaw or restrict... more »

Charlie Crist, Democrat?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Bringing the word "DINO" to new heights Nothing personal but *The Hill* story on Charlie Crist raising campaign funds for Patrick Murphy is what you'd have to call "shoddy reporting." They assert that the fundraising is "the latest sign he's trying to ingratiate himself with the state's Democrats ahead of a possible run for governor in 2014." But they're missing an important piece of the puzzle. Although Murphy, who's running against war criminal and Tea Party extremist Allen West, bills himself a "Democrat," he's a lifelong Republican and not only contributed money to Mitt Romney,... more »

Justin's Time

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Justin Trudeau has concluded that it's now or never. He's probably right. But we still need to know whether or not he's the right choice. Andrew Coyne writes: We have no idea what kind of leader he would make for the Liberal party. We don’t know what his plans are to rebuild the party, or what direction he would take it, or where he would concentrate its meagre resources. We have a hint of his tenacity — winning the nomination and then the election in Papineau, beating Senator Patrick Brazeau in a boxing match — but we don’t know whether he has what it takes generally to be a le... more »

Round up: One Third of Taiwan firms in China Kaput?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Taipei rush hour traffic insanity*. China Post posts: Taiwan's intelligence chief yesterday warned that *one in every three *Taiwanese companies based in China are facing closure this year due to rapidly decreasing profits, a media reports said. *Another 30 percent of Taiwanese firms are also “struggling” in China*, Tsai Der-sheng, head of the National Security Bureau, told a parliamentary session without giving details, the United Evening News reported. “There is both risk and opportunity to invest in China. However, we can not deny the benefits of economic exchanges between T... more »

David Cameron hints at EU referendum after election.....He also Promised this during Last election

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*David Cameron has given his clearest hint yet that he will back a referendum on Britain's relationship with the EU if the Tories win the next election.* He said there will be opportunities for the British people to give "fresh consent" to the UK's EU membership. Closer economic ties between eurozone countries "will give us opportunities for changing our relationship with Europe", he said. However, he added he thought it was not in Britain's interest to leave the EU. The prime minister has faced calls to back an in/out referendum from his own MPs, 81 of whom rebelled against the ... more »

What the Kids Did This Summer

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 15 hours ago
*Well, we know they are not reading the Boston Globe -- which means they are a heck of a lot smarter than me (although I must confess, I have hardly read them this last week and month. I guess their is only so much insulting elitist supremacism, Jewish war propaganda, and other agenda-pu$hing lies one can take. I know you've seen it before, but working on a new format).* "When teens can’t find jobs elsewhere, parents do the hiring" by Bella English | Globe Staff, July 19, 2012 Will Boynton is 17, lives in Newburyport, and put in dozens of applications for a summer job. He applied ... more »
 
 
 
 

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