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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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

30 September - Blogs I'm Following

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How The Government’s Lies Become Truth


Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 minutes ago
*COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.* Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox's Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists. Muslims took to the streets in the area late on Saturday to protest against what they said was a photograph posted on Facebook that insulted Islam. The protesters said t... more »

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake COLOMBIA - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 minutes ago
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck COLOMBIA at a depth of 150.4 km (93.5 miles), the quake hit at 16:31:34 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 9 km (9.3 miles) WNW of Isnos, Colombia No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Sunday Globe Special: Ralph Reed's Redemption

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 33 minutes ago
"Conservative activist courts evangelical vote for Romney" by Jo Becker | New York Times, September 23, 2012 DULUTH, Ga. — Ralph Reed is clearly relishing his *revival*. Just six years ago, the man who turned the Christian Coalition into such a powerful political force that he was called ‘‘God’s right-hand man’’ was *all but written off*, tarnished by his ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, then trounced in his campaign to become Georgia’s lieutenant governor. * **Related: **Obama's Justice Delayed* But after several years in political purgatory, Reed has *found his way b... more »

Sunday Classics: Mahler Symphony No. 8, "Veni, Creator spiritus"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 42 minutes ago
*If you can bear the video mis-sync, here's the first 8 minutes of Part I of Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 8, his setting of the medieval hymn "*Veni, Creator Spiritus*," with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (and soloists and choruses too numerous to mention -- even if I knew who they were) at the 2002 Proms.* *by Ken* As I noted in Friday night's preview, there is an unmistakable rupture between Mahler's Eighth Symphony (which has been saddled with the unfortunate rubric "Symphony of a Thousand"; yes, it calls for eight vocal soloists ... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Berman vs. Sherman

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 44 minutes ago
*I know who I think will "win," and I'll tell you at the end of the post.* "2 Democrats face off in California race Representative Howard Berman of California, the ranking Democrat on the House ­Foreign Relations ­Committee, has made more than 150 trips abroad during his three ­decades in Washington. His opponent in November, Representative Brad Sherman, with more than 15 years in Congress, has traveled mainly within San Fernando Valley, where he has held more than 150 town hall-style meetings. In the closely watched *race between two incumbent ­Democrats* — set against each other ... more »

Sunday Globe Special: How Obama Wins Wisconsin

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 51 minutes ago
"Obama works to hold Wisconsin standing" Associated Press, September 23, 2012 MILWAUKEE — It was President Obama’s first visit to Wisconsin since February, and the president was intent on shoring up support in Paul Ryan’s home state. *Obama won Wisconsin easily in 2008* and recent polls have him ahead by single digits, *but Ryan is popular*. ‘‘We’ve always thought that Wisconsin would be harder for us this year than it was four years ago,’’ said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki. In advance of Obama’s visit, Mitt Romney’s campaign made the argument that Obama’s failure to t... more »

Russian Video on Nazi Third Reich Antarctica UFO Base

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
This video was posted at Kerry Cassidy's Project Camelot blog . Its in Russian with English subtitles. I find this interesting as my dad witnessed these flying over Germany.

Ed Miliband is Wallace...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago

deep - er

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Lines That Can't Be Crossed

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 hour ago
Like a fart in a wind storm, thwap bleats out his opinion into the blog-o-sphere to contribute to the overall political consciousness. Barack Obama is a monster. Barack Obama is a corporate shill. Barack Obama is an enabler of Wall Street corruption. Barack Obama wants to destroy social security and medicare. Barack Obama is an enemy of the unions and the working class. But, none of that makes him more intolerable to me than any other American politician. Mitt Romney is a racist, a sexist patriarchal asshole, a callous plutocrat, a homophobe and etc., etc., . But Barack Obama believ... more »

Tropical Storm Churns Through Central Japan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*A tropical storm is sweeping across central Japan with high speed winds and torrential downpours.* As a typhoon, Jelawat has already sparked chaos in the south of the country, injuring more than 100 people, flipping vehicles and causing power cuts. This morning it made landfall in the Aichi prefecture with less intensity, but winds of up to 112mph, and is currently moving up the main island Honshu and central areas. The storm is expected to churn northeastwards later in the day, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. It warned high waves of up to 10 metres (33ft) could hit islands... more »

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake EAST OF THE VOLCANO ISLANDS - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has struck EAST OF THE VOLCANO ISLANDS at a depth of 18.6 km (11.6 miles), the quake hit at 15:35:51 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 869 km (540 miles) North from SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Huge forest fires hit Turkey-Syria border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*A huge forest fire has hit the Turkish border, threatening refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war. Report by Sam Datta-Paulin. *

Texas: Dead Crickets Kick Up A Stink In US Town

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*The smell of decaying cricket carcasses is plaguing several businesses in a Texan town and they do not seem to be able to get rid of the problem. * * *A bank and a chemist are among the firms struck by the foul odour from the dead insects that have apparently been trapped inside walls and have also been found on pavements in Waco. Bank manager Jani Rodriguez said he had used several scented products to try and mask the stench in his branch. The firm has also had the carpets cleaned and covered up openings where crickets might sneak in, like the small space around its glass doors. ... more »

China: 50ft tsunami of foam sweeps through village after chemical spill

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
This wall of foam sparked widespread panic among locals as it rushed along a river in southern China. The mass of soapy suds blanketed the water in Xintang, in China's Guangdong province, leading to evacuations along the banks of the river. But officials have now said the only threat posed by the foam - thought to have been caused by chemicals washed into the river - was the possibility of 'one or two dead fish' lurking in the bubbles. 'Panic': A local man is dwarfed by the mass of suds floating down a river in southern China The bizarre scene is thought to have been caused after ... more » 

Fire engulfs pesticide factory in India

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*Sept. 30 - Chemicals are reduced to ashes as sudden fire engulfs pesticide factory of India's eastern state of Bihar. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).*


Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 2 hours ago
My Salon column this weekend is about the Catch-22 Republicans find themselves in: the best way to really reclaim their party from the crazy is to have a successful president who kicks it out, but it's hard to get that as long as the crazy has such a strong influence on nominations. Meanwhile, in home news, I've always resisted having a formal comments policy, and I'm not exactly going to begin now. However, I'll refer everyone to an admirable statement about comments from Alan Jacobs, a new blogger over at The American Conservative, which pretty captures what I think about it. Pare... more »

Supreme Court to consider jurisdiction for rights abuses

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*(Reuters) - For more than three decades survivors of human rights abuses in foreign countries have turned to U.S. federal courts to seek justice. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could make that impossible.* The case pits a Nigerian widow against a multinational oil company. Esther Kiobel and others say Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell) helped the Nigerian government commit human rights violations against her husband, who was executed in 1995. Shell has denied the allegations and argues that cases involving foreign governments committing atrocities in their own countr... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake PANAMA-COLOMBIA BORDER REGION - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck the PANAMA-COLOMBIA BORDER REGION at a depth of 48.8 km (30.3 miles), the quake hit at 09:30:14 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) East of Acandi, Colombia No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

In Truth, There Is Nothing To Judge

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
In truth, there is nothing to judge September 30, 2012 by John Smallman The river of time — that aspect of the illusion of which many of you are most conscious — is flowing swiftly and smoothly, carrying you insistently and unfalteringly along with it towards your divine destination. Regardless of any doubts or uncertainties that you may harbor your arrival is assured, divinely assured. Focus on the absolute certainty of that assurance when doubts or anxieties arise within you, knowing, as you most definitely do, that your Father’s Love for you is drawing you irresistibly hom... more »

Open Thread: Shill Section edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 2 hours ago
Don't feel like blogging this weekend, plus it can't be said the level of participation I've gotten here (which isn't required but *is* welcome and expected) has been conducive to whatever masochistic muse that inspires political bloggers. For now, just look at this sign at a recent Romney rally then check out this story from southern Virginia and remind yourself, "These lunatics also have the right to vote." I'll see y'all tomorrow... maybe.

Josef Sudek

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Josef Sudek

Your Beliefs Bind You To The Illusion

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
Your beliefs bind you to the illusion 09/30/2012 by John Smallman The excitement mounts as your awakening draws ever closer. You have been waiting a long time for this and you will not be disappointed. Some of you have had so called “peak experiences,” when whatever you were doing flowed perfectly and at a level of competence or ability that was way beyond what you would describe as normal. It was uplifting for you, even galvanizing, because it seemed that you could do no wrong, could do nothing to interrupt or prevent this energetic flow from delivering the most remarkable ... more »

UK helps Israeli human rights abuses

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
PressTV London is allowing British security giant G4S help the Israeli regime in its violation of the Geneva Conventions on the rights of the victims of war despite the government’s obligation to protect those rights. According to corporate accountability campaigners, G4S has a contract with the Israeli Prison Authority to provide services to several Israeli detention facilities, including those keeping Palestinian prisoners transferred from the West Bank, British Labour MP Lisa Nandy wrote in an article for the *New Statesman*. Nandy said the British government has confirmed th... more »

"Forbes 400 List Reveals Why the Greedy Rich Fully Deserve Your Contempt - And Jesus’s"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Forbes 400 List Reveals Why the Greedy Rich * *Fully Deserve Your Contempt - And Jesus’s"* By Lynn Parramore "Last week, as you were treated to Mitt Romney’s contempt for nearly half the country, Forbes Magazine published its annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. The list reveals that Bill Gates is still the top dog, boasting a whopping $66 billion fortune. Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, various members of the Walton family, and the Koch brothers are all in the top 10. Mark Zuckerberg hung on, despite the evaporation of a big chunk of his wealth. Spanx founder Sa... more »

Robert Francis, the Texan judge closing America's jails

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
Guardian Ian Birrell He's the tough-on-crime Republican radically overhauling the criminal justice system – with rehabilitation programmes I am getting the biggest bang possible for taxpayers’ bucks while achieving something positive for society”: Judge Robert Francis. The motley gaggle of miscreants shuffles into the court, lining up silently in three rows on the benches. There are some 20 of them, men and women of all ages, most with long records of theft, violence and weapons misuse, and all with hardcore drug problems. I am passed their court biographies; the top one describe... more »

Khadr Comes Home

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
The Conservatives aren't happy about it, but Omar Khadr has come home. They have done everything in their power to avoid this outcome. John Ibbitson writes this morning: Not only did the Harper government continue its predecessors’ policy of not assisting Mr. Khadr’s efforts to return to Canada, they made it abundantly clear that he could languish in Guantanamo for the rest of his life, as far as they were concerned. For the Harperites, when it comes to crime and punishment, there is no such thing as extenuating circumstances. Justice is delivered from on high; and sentences a... more »

Our Pitilessly Intoxicating Drones

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
Project Censored Andy Lee Roth The initial US response to the deadly attack on the nation’s Libyan embassy includes deploying spies, Marines, and drones. Currentreports indicate that US drones operating in Libyan airspace will be limited to surveillance. But the decision to deploy them in this highly volatile situation ought to force American citizens to reflect on a somber* *anniversary. It warns against* *believing that drones provide* *a costless way* *to curb* *our terrorist enemies. Americans should remember September 30, 2011, the day that drones unleashed by the* *CIA and J... more »

Myanmar’s Ethno-Sectarian Clashes: Containing China?

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
Global Research Nile Bowie The sectarian violence in Myanmar’s western state of Arakan began in June 2012, and the plight of the persecuted Rohingya ethnic group has since created an international uproar. Displays of solidarity with the predominantly Muslim Rohingya people have been most potent throughout the Islamic world, with a broad spectrum of support ranging from moderate political leaders to extremist groups. While rights advocacy groups robustly condemn Myanmar’s government for its role in the conflict, evidence suggests that the overwhelming majority of violence was attri... more »

CrossTalk: Israel Snubbed

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
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Sunday Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
*Did 120 kms today to Guguan and back. Lovely skies and a strong tailwind made the ride a joy.* Too busy to blog today, so enjoy a few links: - Taiwan Plastics Machinery is big in world markets - Taiwan 4th for investment in world, says BERI - Taiwan can still make a comeback. - Labor Minister quits after defeat on minimum wage. - Central Cross: Taiwan's toughest climb featured in magazine - The Bushman: Taiwan from the Air, revisited. Succulent pics of nighttime Taiwan - Ben with great post on Ma and the Senkakus, don't miss the information at the bottom... more »

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

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
*US inundates terrorist legions with cash and support after regional embassy attacks and death of own ambassador.* Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* 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 of the US State... more »

How to Increase Dopamine Levels: Foods to Eat and What to do to Feel Good

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter Dopamine is the brain’s feel good chemical, sending feelings of well-being and pleasure into your body. In addition to simply making you feel good, dopamine helps control weight, energy levels, and supports brain and heart health. Without it, we would be more fat, unhappy, and tired. But if you know how to increase dopamine levels, you can take advantage of this feel good chemical on command. The best part? You can increase dopamine levels just by eating certain foods. Fat, unhappy, and tired—those words seem to fit many Americans quite well. Fortunately, boost... more »

How The Government’s Lies Become Truth

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
"Presstitute" Anthony Freda Art Paul Craig Roberts, *Contributor* In my last column, “A Culture of Delusion,” I wrote that “Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision.” This column will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian Assange, to illustrate how lies become “truth.” The western Presstitute media uses every lie to demonize the Iranian government. On September 28 in a fit of unmitigated ignorance, the UK rag, Mail Online, called the president of Iran a “dictator.” The Iranian presidency is an office filled by... more » 

Obama Fracking Up His Chances For Reelection

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 4 hours ago
*Doesn't look like it is going to cost him in Colorado, Pennsylvania, or Ohio....* "Obama’s stance on natural gas carries risks" by Christopher Rowland | Globe Staff, September 27, 2012 LONGMONT, Colo. — President *Obama’s plan to boost domestic drilling for natural gas* carries the *promise of new jobs* and provides a convenient pivot away from his lurching bid to transform America’s energy economy with wind and solar power. * **As someone once said, leave me alone don't want your promises no more.* Yet in pockets of the nation, including the communities around Colorado’s pristi... more »

Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles to be Placed in Clothes to ‘Eat’ Pollution

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Lisa Garber Effortlessly clean up your town’s polluted air with your favorite pair of jeans – that is what is trying to be done. If this sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is. “CatClo,” a liquid laundry additive with titanium dioxide nanoparticles, is the collaborative work of the University of Sheffield and the London College of Fashion. All your clothes would need is one cycle with this additive—because the nanoparticles very stubbornly stick to the fabrics—to remove pollutants like nitrogen oxide in the air and oxidize them in the fabric. The University of Sheffiel... more »

Blue America Doesn't Do Triage On Our Candidates

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
If you're starting to follow this whole politics thing that they're talking about on the TV, you may be hearing the word "triage." We talked a little about it last Tuesday. In the Rachel clip from Thursday night-- interrupted by a commercial and then finished up on the show but, alas, not on the MSNBC website-- she mentioned how the DCCC is cutting lose hapless loser and Blue Dog Larry Kissell (NC) and how the NRCC had pulled the plug on deadbeat dad Joe Walsh (IL), hopelessly gerrymandered old timer Roscoe Bartlett (MD), goofy teabagger Frank Guinta (NH) and on organized crime fi... more »

Oligarchical collectivism and the four steps to learning politics

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
*The status quo of Oligarchical Collectivism, Arthur Young’s Learning Process and application of Lord Acton’s Rule.* Ethan Indigo Smith It’s a mad world. It’s a world immersed in oligarchical collectivism. George Orwell coined the term which describes exactly the state of the world today. An oligarchy is an institution by the few. Collectivism occurs when like systems or beings or in this case institutions link together. The world functions on oligarchical collectivism. Oligarchical collectivism can be abstractly depicted as a pyramid made up of many blocks, with fewer and fewer ... more »

SpeechPro: Russian biometric software capable of storing, identifying millions of voice samples

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* The use of biometrics and government-run centralized biometric databases is on rise and it seems like every day brings a new identification method including pedo-biometrics (using feet to identify targets), remote biometrics (using surveillance cameras), soft biometrics (which can be deployed on drone platforms), iris scans (which people are be ingillegally pressured into submitting to), high-speed facial recognition software (the use of which is being expanded to police departments across the United States by the FBI) and even so-called behavioral... more »

Apple Doesn't Call Maps App Most 'Powerful Mapping Service Ever' Anymore

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
Oh dear: Story It goes without saying: Apple's Maps app has been a bit of a disaster since its launch with iOS 6 earlier this month. Although Tim Cook said it anyway in a note recently posted to Apple's website — "We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better." — those words didn't exactly gel with how Apple described its Maps app elsewhere on the site. Specifically, Apple referred to Maps as, "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever." We use the past tense when reporting that, however, ... more »

Sleep in -- it's Sunday!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago

Four Simultaneous Monsanto Attacks on Organic Food in California and A Monsanto Hostage

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Dees Illustration Sam Jennings There are at least four major active Monsanto attacks on food in California going on right now. The last listed exposes the iron fist Monsanto tries to hide. *1. Monsanto is pouring millions into **defeating Prop 37.* Prop 37 calls for the labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients in food. Monsanto lawyer and VP, Michael Taylor, was responsible when Clinton put him in at the FDA, for the first GMO in the food chain - rBGH, a GM-bovine hormone linked to a large increase in risk of breast, colon and prostate cancer, for deregulating the app... more »

Is the CDC's Mandated Vaccine Schedule a Health-Disguised Compulsory Sterilization Program? Part 2

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Dees Illustration William Davies Part I of this article offers an abbreviated look at: - Compulsory sterilization in the US. - GHW Bush involvement in a law to sterilize Native Americans. - Henry Kissinger's report to the US government suggesting vaccines for sterilization. - The CDC's illegally withholding FOIA documents concerning vaccines. - The Obama administration immediately after the CDC was ordered to produce the vaccine documents, using its DOJ to suggest changes to FOIA that would allow agencies (including the CDC) to declare the documents no... more »

omar khadr: what can be said?

laura k at wmtc - 5 hours ago
Now that Omar Khadr - 26 years old, 11 of those years spent in a concentration camp - is finally in Canada, I find little to say. His mistreatment at the hands of both the US and Canadian governments is horrendous, shameful, and irreversible. Khadr is still in prison, having had the misfortune of being recruited as a child soldier. The Harper Government refers to Khadr as a "convicted terrorist," said conviction coming from a show-trial that would have made Joseph Stalin proud. As I wrote recently about another big lie, the saddest part is how many Canadians believe it. I thank a... more »

It's odd who the BBC will give airtime to and who they will not

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
The BBC's attitude to Climate Change is that the science is settled and therefore sceptics need not be given airtime. Oddly they are happy to give 7/7 conspiracy theorists all the airtime they want. The Express (not my paper of choice and no stranger to conspiracy theories itself) reports that: 'A CONTROVERSIAL new BBC documentary which claims the 7/7 bombings were carried out by the Labour government to extend the war on terror was branded “ridiculous” last night. The allegation is one of several extraordinary claims about the suicide attacks in which 52 people died at the hands of... more »

Ingesting Poison – Dioxin Found to Cause Disease for over Three Generations

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Lisa Garber A new study by Washington State University researchers found that TCDD dioxin, when exposed to one generation of pregnant rats, had a multi-generational effect resulting in a multitude of diseases. These include diseases of the kidney and ovaries as well as fertility and growth difficulties. Dioxin is an industrial pollutant linked to cancer and reproductive disorders. For this study, the researchers used a particular dioxin called TCDD—a major component of the herbicide Agent Orange made infamous by the Vietnam War as well as recent events in agribusiness. “Not on... more »

Obama Takes Early Lead in Iowa

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 5 hours ago
"Iowa is 1st swing state to begin early voting" by Bryan Bender | Globe Staff, September 27, 2012 WASHINGTON — The early voting could give an advantage to President Obama.... While *Romney is expected to do well in Iowa’s rural areas*, nursing student Kim Boggus, 33, who volunteered for Obama in 2008, said the Des Moines polling station had the *feel of an Obama campaign rally*.... * **I'll bet Ralph Reed could help out there. * The Obama campaign is also *enlisting actor Jason Alexander, of “Seinfeld” fame, to help roust voters* in Iowa.... * **I'm not sure George Costanza is the... more »

CFR Report Suggests U.S. Preparing For Upcoming Venezuela Coup, Exploiting Civil Unrest

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
image source Brandon Turbeville As election drama intensifies in Venezuela, Anglo-American plans to initiate yet another destabilization effort in a sovereign nation seem to be manifesting via the usual suspects – American ambassadorial staff and the Council on Foreign Relations. Under the leadership of President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has been a stalwart source of resistance to the plans of the Anglo-Americans for several years, particularly since the George W. Bush administration and, like all other imperialist policies, continuing through the Obama administration. Likewise, ... more »

Obama Ahead in Ohio

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 5 hours ago
"Romney tells Ohio he cares; Obama scoffs at notion" by Ben Feller and Steve Peoples | Associated Press, September 27, 2012 WESTERVILLE, Ohio — With under six weeks to go a *widening Obama lead* in polls in key states such as Ohio, where Obama’s momentum has seemed to be growing. It is also a state *no Republican has won* the White House *without * carrying.... New opinion polls show *Obama opening up apparent leads* over Romney in battleground states, including Ohio and Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania.... In Ohio, two surveys show the president crossing the 50 percent mar... more »

Researcher says Army scientists secretly sprayed cities with radioactive particles for years

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* According to Lisa Martino-Taylor, a sociologist, the United States military carried out top secret experiments involving the spraying of radioactive particles on residents of St. Louis, Missouri for years. This is hardly surprising given the fact that the entire United States is currently engaged in a massive human experiment when we already know that the results will be nothing short of horrific. Let’s also not forget that we continue to support the use of dangerous substances and technologies, even though we know that disaster is a certainty. I... more »

Police Drug Lab Scientist Arrested For Purposely Producing False Positives On Drug Test

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
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City of Toronto Workers Destroy Free Community Food Garden Amid Growing Food Crisis

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
*Occupy Gardens plants in Queens Park destroyed without harvesting food* Workers destroying Occupy Gardens at Queens Park *Activist Post* Amid a growing food crisis, this morning workers from the City of Toronto were ordered by City of Toronto Parks Director Richard Ubbens demanded all live plants and food removed from the People's Peas Garden in Queens Park. They were ordered to take the plants and food to the dump and lay sod overtop of this most beautiful free community food garden, without warning, without a chance to remove the rare heirloom plant species or harvest the food. ... more »

Actual Economists, Virtual Realities

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 6 hours ago
The economics of video games.

Are Drones more Advanced than Human Brains?

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 7 hours ago
'What??', you may rightfully ask, has the philosopher joined the club of positive futurists that he word-whipped so badly recently? How could the US distance-controlled search and destroy flying units popularly known as "drones" ever be compared to the complexity of the wiring or functionality of a real brain? Especially so since said drones evidently fail massively(see also here) to do what they are supposed to. Not meaning that I find the activities of humans in military operations much more tasteful, mind you – just so that we can put *that* little debate to a side for now. B... more » 

Deadly Kenya grenade attack targets children in church

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*One child has been killed and six critically hurt, the Red Cross says, in a grenade attack on a church's Sunday school in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. * The attacker targeted St Polycarp's church on Juja Road. A police spokesman said they suspected sympathisers of Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist militants were to blame. Kenyan troops are at present part of an African Union force that has forced al-Shabab from its last Somali urban stronghold of Kismayo. The Daily Nation quoted local police as saying that a number of those hurt at the church were injured in a stampede after the attack... more »

Holocaust Propaganda (Yet Again) Not To Be Trusted

. An article is published today about the extermination of mental defectives in Nazi Germany, but the purpose of the article is to attack those who publicly doubt the existence of Nazi 'Gas Chambers' constructed for the extermination of Jews. The Holocaust industry is on something of a retreat in the public domain, it would appears. H-propaganda now tends to attract the attention of a growing body of sceptics who are aware of both the absence of physical evidence supporting the existence of human gas chambers and also of the surfeit of evidence supporting their non-existence. ... more »

Diana Dudas Body Found after going missing during Spanish Floods

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*The body of a British woman who went missing amid severe flash floods in Spain has been found, according to a friend. * Diana Dudas was reported missing in the town of Vera, Almeria, after torrential rain hit the area leaving at least 10 others dead. The 52-year-old had a Spanish husband, Javier, and had lived in Spain for several years. She had her own holistic therapy clinic and hairdressers in the town and had just written a book. Her friend, Genny Sutcliffe, 56, said she was "absolutely devastated". "I was told that her body was found washed up in the lagoon," said Mrs Sutcli... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Tens of thousands of people have rallied in inner Melbourne to mourn Jill Meagher, grieving her horrific death, and urging harmony and an end to violence in the community.* Police closed Brunswick's Sydney Road to traffic for more than an hour on Sunday as people of all ages walked where the 29-year-old ABC staffer spent her final moments before her alleged abduction and murder last weekend. Hundreds laid flowers and notes, lit candles and signed a condolence book for Ms Meagher's family at makeshift memorials outside the local Baptist church, as well as the boutique where CCTV fo... more »

Assange Will Be Treated Like Al-Qaeda if Extradited to the USA - An Interview With Kristinn Hrafnsson

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
30 September 2012 RT speaks exclusively to WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, who says the US naming Julian Assange as an enemy of the state will see him treated as a terrorist if extradited there. Kristinn Hrafnsson - A Spokesperson for Wikileaks

China: Internet has dismissed the name of 'Bo Xilai'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
On September 28, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced that Bo Xilai, the former CCP Secretary in Chongqing was expelled from the CCP and dismissed from position. His alleged crimes and evidences and clues have been transferred to judicial organs. Meanwhile, micro blog in China lift up ban on names of Bo Xilai, Gu Kailai and Wang Lijun. In a short time, netizens' comments had piled up. People in China had never posted on micro blogs so freely to discuss about Bo and Wang's case. Enter Bo Xilai online, you could find over 6.5 million results; if enter Wang Lijun, more related articl... more »

US Embassy issues terror warning for Americans in Egypt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*The US Embassy in Cairo issued a terrorist threat warning on Friday for American citizens living in Egypt.* The diplomatic mission stated on its website that it has “credible information suggesting terrorist interest in targeting US female missionaries in Egypt.” The embassy urged US citizens to “exercise vigilance, taking necessary precautions to maintain their personal security.” Americans in Egypt were also advised to maintain valid travel documents and to regularly monitor the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which lists updated travel warnings and... more »

Christians 'flee Egypt town after death threats'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*AFP - Several Christian families have fled their homes in Egypt's Sinai peninsula after receiving death threats from suspected Islamist militants, officials and residents told AFP on Friday.* Last week, flyers began circulating in the town of Rafah on the Gaza Strip border demanding that its tiny Coptic population move out, residents said. Officials at the local church informed the authorities of the threats, but no actin was taken, they added. Days later, a shop belonging to one of the families was fired on with automatic rifles, witnesses said. The events prompted the families ... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million, but the aid immediately encountered resistance from a prominent lawmaker wary of foreign aid and Egypt’s new course under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.* The aid is part of the $1 billion in assistance that the Obama administration has pledged to Egypt to bolster its transition to democracy after the overthrow last year of the former president, Hosni Mubarak. Its fate, however, was clouded by concerns over the new government’s poli... more »

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*US inundates terrorist legions with cash & support after regional embassy attacks and death of own ambassador.* * **by Tony Cartalucci * 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. In reality, the "opposition" in Syr... more » 

50 Countries Label Genetically Engineered Foods – When Will Americans have the Right to Know and Choose?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*By Dr. Mercola* * **The greatest opportunity to give people the right to know if their food is genetically engineered will occur with the California ballot initiative – officially known as Proposition 37 – which is coming up for vote on November 6. Proposition 37 will require labeling of genetically engineered foods, and end the routine industry practice of labeling and marketing such foods as "natural."* Your support, regardless of what state you live in, can make all the difference between winning and losing. As summed up by Mark Bittman in a recent New York Times piece:1 "Pol... more »

Pepe Escobar: ''Why Qatar wants to invade Syria''

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Make no mistake; the Emir of Qatar is on a roll. * What an entrance at the UN General Assembly in New York; Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani called for an Arab coalition of the willing-style invasion of Syria, no less. [1] In the words of the Emir, "It is better for the Arab countries themselves to interfere out of their national, humanitarian, political and military duties, and to do what is necessary to stop the bloodshed in Syria." He stressed Arab countries had a "military duty" to invade. What he means by "Arab countries" is the petromonarchies of the Gulf Counter-Revolut... more »

Berlusconi: euro is a 'swindle' and Germany wants ''hegemony"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*BRUSSELS - Italy's derided and populist ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi is trying to make a comeback ahead of general elections due in spring 2013.* Speaking at a book presentation event in Rome on Thursday (27 September), he called the euro a "big swindle" and said that it would be no "tragedy" if Germany - which has displayed "hegemony, not solidarity" in the crisis - left the common currency. He also criticised the eurozone bailout fund, the ESM, which was ratified by Berlin the same day. Belrusconi said that it only contributes to the vicious circle of recession and debt: "To receive... more »

Study Linking Monsanto Corn to Cancer Must Be Taken Seriously by Regulators by John Vidal

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Source: http://truththeory.com/2012/09/27/russia-bans-all-gm-corn-imports-eu-may-also-ban-monsanto-gmo-in-wake-of-shocking-cancer-findings/ Study Linking Monsanto Corn to Cancer Must Be Taken Seriously by Regulators by John Vidal The Guardian UK, 29 Septembewr 2012 *Trial suggesting a GM maize strain causes cancer has attracted a torrent of abuse, but it cannot be swept under the carpet.* Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, professor of molecular biology at Caen university in France, knows how to inflame the GM industry and its friends. For seven years he and his team have quest... more »

Why An Islamic Revolution In Saudi Arabia Is A Surefire Way To Send Oil To $300 A Barrel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*There is little that would rock the oil world more than a revolution in Saudi Arabia.* But with a coming leadership crisis, it is becoming all too likely. Saudi is facing major economic challenges as dramatic increases in social spending and domestic fuel consumption eat through the kingdom’s all-important oil revenues. Saudi Arabia is smack in the middle of the Middle East, an ever-tumultuous region currently rocking and rolling more than usual as the Arab Spring challenges longstanding autocratic assumptions, while war-torn Syria and defiant Iran tip the delicate Sunni-Shia rel... more »

Powerful typhoon feared to make landfall on Honshu, Japan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A powerful typhoon was traveling northeastward Sunday along the coast of western Japan, threatening to make landfall on the main island of Honshu after hammering the southern island of Okinawa, where it injured more than 50 people and caused extensive blackouts, the weather agency said.* Typhoon Jelawat is expected to make landfall later Sunday in the Tokai region in central Japan, with the season's 17th typhoon approaching the Kanto area in the evening, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Around 3 p.m. Sunday, it was moving past the tip of Shiono Cape in the w... more »

Investigators find cracks in second Dreamliner engine

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Just two months after an engine cracked and failed during test aboard a Boeing 787, federal plane inspectors have found a second engine problem on a different Dreamliner, the National Transportation Safety Board announced.* The NTSB identified the problem as a cracked fan midshaft on a Dreamliner General Electric GEnx-1B turbofan engine, the group said in a written statement posted on its website Thursday. The 787 had not yet flown when investigators identified the engine problem, investigators said. Inspectors uncovered the cracked second engine during an inspection of a... more »

China manufacturing continues to slump

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- China's manufacturing sector remains in a slump, renewing concerns that the world's second-largest economy is in the midst of a sharp slowdown sparked by Europe's debt crisis*. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index, a key measure of manufacturing produced by global banking giant HSBC (HBC) and data research firm Markit, came in at 47.9 in September. That was up slightly from 47.6 in August and higher than an initial estimate of 47.8 for September that was released last week. However, any reading below 50 is an indication that the manufacturing sector is contr... more »

Hundreds killed in Pakistan flooding

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Floods resulting from monsoon rains have killed 422 people and left nearly 3,000 injured across Pakistan, a disaster agency spokesman said Saturday. * Some 350,000 people have been forced from their homes and another 4.7 million people affected by the flooding since August 22, Ahmed Kamal of the National Disaster Management Authority said. More than 15,000 villages have been affected and many houses destroyed or damaged in the past five weeks, he said. Pakistan has suffered a series of devastating inundations, affecting millions of people, in recent ye... more »

Police brace for trouble as thousands join Northern Ireland march

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Belfast, Northern Ireland (CNN) -- Thousands of people are taking part Saturday in a march through the Northern Ireland city of Belfast that many fear could inflame tensions between Catholics and Protestants.* Over the course of the day, up to 30,000 people were expected to join the Ulster Covenant parade, held to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of a pro-union document which helped shape Northern Ireland's history. The parade left from Belfast City Hall Saturday morning, headed for the grounds of Stormont, beside the Parliament Buildings. Concerns over potential disorder... more »

Global stocks drop, euro falls on euro zone worries

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Stocks in the United States and Europe declined and the euro dipped on Friday after initial optimism about Madrid's debt-cutting plans gave way to anxiety over its troubled banks and faltering global economic growth.* Spain plans to ask for around 40 billion euros ($51.46 billion) in European aid to recapitalize its weak banks, Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy said on Friday. An independent audit of Spanish banks by consultancy Oliver Wyman showed the country's troubled lenders would need 59.3 billion euros in extra capital to ride out a serious economic ... more »

Khadr transferred to maximum-security prison in Canada.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Sept. 29 - The youngest prisoner and last Westerner held in Guantanamo, Omar Khadr, arrives in Canada. *

Spain anti-austerity demo turns violent

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Sept. 30 - Protesters clash with riot police wielding batons as an anti-austerity demonstration continues into the night in Madrid. Sarah Charlton reports.*

Rebels blow up Syrian army tank

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Sept. 25 - Amateur video appears to show Syrian rebels using explosives to blow up a military tank in Aleppo. Sarah Charlton reports*

Gunfire rages in Syria's Aleppo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Sept. 30 - Amateur footage shows Syrian rebels engaging fire in fierce gunbattles with government troops in the city of Aleppo. Sarah Charlton reports.*

Can Assad be pushed out without U.N. help?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Western and Arab states demanding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's exit are under pressure to produce a plan to make that happen, but their unwillingness to act outside a deadlocked U.N. Security Council leaves them looking fractured and powerless.* Foreign ministers and senior diplomats from the "Friends of Syria" - a group that includes the United States, France, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - are due to meet in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday. "I just expect ideas to be presented. There will be no concrete plans," Arab League Secretary... more »

Venezuelan opposition activists shot dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Gunmen shot and killed two local leaders of parties backing presidential challenger Henrique Capriles on Saturday in the worst violence of a volatile campaign before Venezuela's election next weekend.* Capriles' party, Primero Justicia (First Justice), said the gunmen fired from a van that witnesses identified as belonging to state oil company PDVSA or the local mayor's office during a rally in the agricultural state of Barinas. The government of President Hugo Chavez, who is seeking re-election, confirmed the deaths and vowed the perpetrators would be brought to just... more »

NATO soldier, civilian, killed in Another Afghan "insider" attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A member of NATO's Afghan force and a civilian contractor have been killed in the latest so-called insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces, the NATO force said on Sunday.* The attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday came after the United States said joint operations with Afghan forces were returning to normal. Joint operations were halted two weeks ago after a surge of attacks by Afghan allies. At least 52 members of the NATO force have been killed this year in so-called green-on-blue attacks. It was too early to say what impact the latest incident w... more » 

String of Iraq car bomb blasts kill at least 17

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A string of car bomb blasts targeting mainly police checkpoints killed at least 17 people across Iraq on Sunday, police and hospital sources said.* No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Violence in Iraq has eased since its height in 2006-2007 when sectarian fighting killed thousands of people, but Sunni Islamists and an al Qaeda affiliate still launch regular attacks, seeking to undermine the Shi'ite-led government. The most deadly explosion took place in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, where bombs in three parked cars went off separa... more »

Fareed's Take: Is democracy part of Europe's economic problems?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Everyone is looking at Europe these days as economic and political protests mount across the continent.* The downward spiral has produced a great debate about the virtues of "austerity," the idea that governments with large budget deficits must reduce these deficits -– mainly by cutting spending. If they don't get their budgets in order, so the idea goes, they won't be able to borrow money and will face a fiscal nightmare of ever-rising interest rates. The problem is that as these governments cut spending in very depressed economies, it has caused growth to slow even further -– yo... more »

Ahmadinejad: US warnings don't affect our policies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Fareed Zakaria speaks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about his statements on Israel, his country's nuclear program, and what he thinks about U.S. warnings. To watch the full interview, tune into GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.* You have indicated that you think that the Israeli prime minister's threats toward Iran are ones you don't take very seriously. But I was wondering how seriously you take the rhetoric of the president of the United States. President Obama said at the United Nations that he was determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. D... more »

Japan Carriers Cancel Domestic Flights as Typhoon Jelawat Approaches

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Typhoon Jelawat disrupted air traffic for tens of thousands of people as it approached the central Japan city of Nagoya today, packing winds gusting to 216 kilometers (134 miles) per hour.* All Nippon Airways Co. (9202) canceled 273 domestic flights affecting more than 43,000 passengers, the airline said in a faxed statement. Japan Air said it canceled 128 domestic flights affecting almost 25,000 passengers. The storm was about 250 kilometers southwest of Nagoya, the hub of the nation’s third-largest metropolitan region, as of 1:45 p.m. local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency ... more »

First images of particle jets at edge of a supermassive black hole

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Supermassive black holes appear to occupy the center of almost all galaxies. When they are actively swallowing matter, these black holes can power energetic jets that shine brighter than the entire rest of the galaxy, and can shoot matter free of it. Despite the mass and energy involved, however, the origin of these jets has been extremely hard to image, both because they're relatively compact, and because they're situated in the crowded centers of distant galaxies.* Now, however, researchers are putting together an array of telescopes stretched across the globe with the specific ... more »

Ancient statue discovered by Nazis is made from meteorite

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite.* Researchers say the 1,000-year-old object with a swastika on its stomach is made from a rare form of iron with a high content of nickel. They believe it is part of the Chinga meteorite, which crashed about 15,000 years ago. The findings appear in the Journal, Meteoritics and Planetary Science. The 24cm (9-inch) tall statue is 10kg (22lb) and is called the Iron Man. Origins unknown The story of this priceless object owes more perhaps to an Indiana... more »

7 adults sickened at Riley Hospital with Mystery Illness, State of Indiana

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Riley Hospital for Children is back in operation after a mysterious illness resulted in a lockdown on Thursday.* Seven adults got sick and four others were hospitalized Thursday due to an unknown substance they were exposed to inside the emergency room at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. All of those hospitalized have since been relased according to Riley spokeswoman, Abigail Gras. It all started with an odd smell, which Riley staff members confirmed, prompting a call to the Indianapolis Fire Department. At approximately 11:50 a.m., an IFD hazardous materials team respond... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake TAJIKISTAN - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck TAJIKISTAN at a depth of 47.6 km (29.6 miles), the quake hit at 07:14:41 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) North from Khorugh, Tajikistan No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Amanda Clayton Dead: Michigan $1 Million Lotto Winner Who Was Charged With Welfare Fraud Found Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*A woman who admitted to receiving food stamps after winning $1 million on a Michigan state lotto game show was found dead today.* The circumstances surrounding Amanda Clayton's death were not immediately released by police, but ABC News' Detroit affiliate WXYZ-TV reported that sources within the police department said they suspect the woman died of an overdose. An autopsy is pending on Clayton's body, which was found at a home in Ecorse, Mich., police said. Clayton, who became a millionaire after her big win last September, caused outrage earlier this year when it was revealed sh... more »

Protests Turn Violent Amid Huge Cuts In Spain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*A protest in Madrid over spending cuts and Spain's sky-high unemployment turned violent, with demonstrators and riot police clashing for the third time in a week.* Thousands of Spaniards marched close to the parliament building on Saturday amid anger over austerity measures and a prolonged recession. They protested peacefully for hours, but police with batons marched in before midnight to move on groups who were staying without permission to demonstrate. Some responded by throwing bottles and rocks. One press photographer at the scene reported seeing police severely beating a pr... more »

Spain: Tornado Hits Fair As Floods Kill 10

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Ten people have been killed in flash floods in southern Spain and a British woman is missing, while dozens were hurt as a tornado ripped through a fairground.* A 52-year-old British woman is among those missing after torrential rain hit the Andalusia and Murcia regions, and hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes. The hardest hit provinces are Malaga in the south and Almeria in the southeast. Among the dead are seven men, two women and a 10-year-old girl who was found drowned in a car. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was investigating reports t... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*Jimmy Savile and Elvis.* Have the anti-child-abuse charities been infiltrated by powerful elite child abusers? Are these charities being used by the 'Kosher Nostra' as part of their efforts to blackmail prime ministers, judges and generals? *Esther Rantzen* Esther Rantzen, an English TV presenter, founded the child protection charity *ChildLine* 'We colluded with Jimmy Savile as a child abuser', says Esther Rantzen. *Esther Rantzen: We colluded with Jimmy Saville as a child abuser* * * *Jimmy Savile (centre)* The former TV star Jimmy Savile has been accused of supplying childr... more »

Miliband Threatens Bank Break-Up Under Labour

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
E*d Miliband has threatened to forcibly break up Britain's biggest banks if they do not go far enough with reforms intended to avert another crash.* The Labour leader was speaking on the eve of a Labour Party conference at which he is under pressure to set out his alternative to the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition. Banks have been given until 2019 to ring-fence high street operations handling consumer and small business accounts from high-risk "casino" arms within the same group. But the Opposition accuses Chancellor George Osborne of watering down reforms called for in th... more »

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN TEXAS - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake has struck NORTHERN TEXAS at a depth of 5.1 km (3.2 miles), the quake hit at 04:09:03 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 4 km (2.4 miles) NNW of Cockrell Hill, Texas No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN TEXAS - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has struck NORTHERN TEXAS at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles), the quake hit at 04:05:01 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 4 km (2.4 miles) NNW of Irving, Texas No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH INDIAN OCEAN - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck the NORTH INDIAN OCEAN at a depth of 10.1 km (6.3 miles), the quake hit at 01:52:25 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 702 km (436 miles) WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF CALIFORNIA - 30th September 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck the GULF OF CALIFORNIA at a depth of 9.7 km (6 miles), the quake hit at 06:49:25 UTC Sunday 30th September 2012 The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) ESE from Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Elysian Fields"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
2002, "Elysian Fields" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKCNNOIzAW4&feature=g-vrec 

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Another Answer Came"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
2002, "Another Answer Came" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILt_GZqJzjQ&feature=related

"There Is A Theory..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams

We don't really need more heroes

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 13 hours ago
I forgot where I found this, but Erik at Lawyers, Guns and Money explains with a patience I no longer possess, why progressive purism is in the first place based on a false mythology and in the second, is counterproductive to achieving our goals. It surely should be read in full, but here's the heart of it: I understand the psychic need we have as people to craft historical narratives to fit our desires for the present. Stories about individual people creating change have a beautiful simplicity to them. But that doesn’t mean they are true. As we see in the present, change doesn’t ... more »

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

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours 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! - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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. If Clawson's suggestion is acted upon, it won't be the first time that Israeli and American leaders slaughtered sacrificial lambs in a false flag operation and used the event to deceive their shell-shocked nations into war. Both t... more »

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

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 »


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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 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 - 15 hours ago
Mindelo, Cape Verde. Thanks for stopping by.

Venus Over Notre Dame

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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*
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