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Monday, October 1, 2012

1 October - Blogs I'm Following III

Children at N.Y. Zoo (LOC)Children at N.Y. Zoo (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)
Latino Children Play SwingLatino Children Play Swing (Photo credit: epSos.de)
English: A TV tower somewhere in ChinaEnglish: A TV tower somewhere in China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How to Create a Cool Graffiti Effect in GIMP

Background TV Takes a Toll on Children

children younger than age 8 spend an average of nearly four hours each day near the canned patter of an unattended TV. Children 8 months to 2 years get TV in the background for nearly six hours each day.
recent studies show children have a hard time tuning out the particular kinds of noises a TV makes.
Experiments show that children who play in rooms where a TV is broadcasting an adult show spend less time with individual toys and shift their attention more quickly from one activity to another, compared to how they play when the TV is off.

 With the eurozone and Europe in a comatose state and fighting high debt loads and muted growth, demand for Chinese goods will decline and China will suffer. While China is no Japan (a country in a 20-year economic comatose state), the country will face difficulties going forward due to the global slowing and soft domestic spending.

10:34pm MDST

"New Oceans...

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 minutes ago
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide

Bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker at 200,000 dollars

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 minutes ago
*Oct. 1 - Pakistani man announces a new 200,000 dollar reward to anyone who kills the person behind an anti-Islam film that has sparked violence around the world. Deborah Gembara reports*

Spain ready for bailout, Germany signals "wait"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 minutes ago
*(Reuters) - Spain is ready to request a euro zone bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend but Germany has signaled that it should hold off, European officials said on Monday.* The latest twist in the euro zone's three-year-old sovereign debt crisis comes as financial markets and some other European partners are pressuring Madrid to seek a rescue program that would trigger European Central Bank buying of its bonds. "The Spanish were a bit hesitant but now they are ready to request aid," a senior European source said. Three other senior euro zone sources confirmed ... more »

North Korean minister: Hostile US policy pushes Korean peninsula to brink of nuclear war

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 minutes ago
*UNITED NATIONS — A North Korean minister lashed out at the United States on Monday, warning that its “hostile” policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war.* Addressing the final session of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual high-level meeting, Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon said the Koreas have become “the world’s most dangerous hotspot” and pledged to use the North’s “mighty” military deterrent against any “reckless provocations.” “The only way to prevent war and ensure lasting peace on the Korean peninsula is to put an end to the U.S. hostile policy t... more »

Muslims in Bangladesh torch Buddhist temples over Facebook image

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
*AMRITSAR, India -- Hundreds of angry Muslims in southeast Bangladesh torched at least 10 Buddhist temples and dozens of homes Sunday after alleging that a Buddhist man insulted Islam on his Facebook page, authorities said.* The protest gained momentum late Saturday in the area of Cox’s Bazar about 200 miles from the capital of Dhaka when Muslims, claiming that a Facebook page showed a burned copy of the Koran, headed to several Buddhist villages in the area. Although there have been periodic clashes between the majority Muslim population and Hindus, tension is relatively rare wit... more »

Syria faces foreign-backed "organized terrorism": FM

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
*DAMASCUS, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem said Monday that his country is facing "organized terrorism" backed by foreign countries.* Syria "has been facing organized terrorism that affected our citizens, our human and scientific resources, national establishments, and also many of Syria's historic and archeological landmarks through terrorist bombings, assassinations and massacres," the state-run SANA news agency quoted al-Moallem as saying in an address at the United Nations General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting in New York. The Syrian foreig... more »

Bahrain upholds jail terms for medics

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
*Bahrain's highest court has upheld jail terms against nine medics who were convicted for their role in last year's pro- democracy uprising.* The decision could spark further unrest in the Gulf Arab state. The case has led to inter-national criticism of the Gulf Arab kingdom, which has been in turmoil since the protests led by its Shi'ite Muslim majority were crushed by the Sunni rulers. Bahrain, home base for the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, has accused Iran of encouraging the unrest and has promised a tough response to violent protests after talks with the opposition stalled. Bahrain'... more »

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 2nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck TONGA at a depth of 80 km (49.6 miles), the quake hit at 03:33:29 UTC Tuesday 2nd October 2012 The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) WSW of Neiafu, Tonga No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Afghanistan Blast: Three Americans Among Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
*A suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 14 people, including three Americans - a day after the US death toll in the 11-year war reached 2,000.* The American Nato service members' translator, six civilians and four Afghan police were also killed and 37 wounded in the attack on a joint Nato-Afghan foot patrol through Khost city, Najeeb Danish. The city's governor said in a statement: "Today at around 8:30 am a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a joint patrol in Khost city in a crowded area. "In this inhuman attack three police and 37 civilians were wounded...more »

Enformable Updates Results of European Stress Tests

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 31 minutes ago
EU Reactor Stress Test Results Show Failure & Scandal

Bernie Sanders Has A Plan... To Protect Us From the Real Bad Guys And From The Sold Out Guys

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
Last week a right-wing, corporate judge struck down a Commodity Futures Trading Commission rule meant to prevent gambling from driving up gas prices. What a miracle it would be for a debate moderator to ask Obama and Romney to explain their respective positions. Bernie Sanders was more than willing to explain his own-- as usual, a lonely, independent voice on behalf of American working families. "Today's court decision is another victory for Wall Street speculators who have been given a green light to rip off the American people at the gas pump. The Dodd-Frank *Wall Street Reform ... more »

Terry Vance Garner Eaten By His Pigs

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
*Terry Vance Garner, 70, went to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm in the US state of Oregon, but never returned.* His dentures and a piece of his body were found in the pigs’ enclosure by a family member, but most of his remains had been consumed. The Coos County district attorney's office said that one of the pigs had previously bitten or been aggressive with Mr Garner. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that Mr Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals before he was killed. Each of the pigs weighs around 7... more »

Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 36 Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
* The search for survivors continues with dozens of passengers still missing after two vessels collide off Hong Kong island.* At least 36 people have been killed and dozens injured in a collision between a ferry and another boat south of Hong Kong during a festival. A vessel, packed with 124 revellers, hired by the Hong Kong Electric company for staff and family, started sinking. Television footage showed the boat half submerged with the bow pointing straight up. More than 100 people have been rescued and dozens taken to hospital as the search continues for those still missing. "... more »

April Jones Missing: Search Under Way As Girl, 5, Goes Missing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
*A five-year-old girl has gone missing from near her home after she was spotted getting into a light-coloured van that drove off.* April Jones was playing with friends in the mid Wales town of Machynlleth at around 7.30pm on Monday when she went missing. Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed her disappearance on their Twitter account. At 10.40pm they posted a statement saying: "We are increasingly concerned for a missing five year old, April, who was last seen playing on her bike in Machynlleth at about 19:30hrs. "April was seen getting into a light coloured van that drove off." Read More


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
*A sobering study released today shows more than half of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has disappeared over the past 27 years. * Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville have found the loss of coral is caused mainly by cyclones and crown-of-thorns starfish. Coral bleaching is also to blame. , warns the rate of the reef's decline has been higher than previously thought. It says if current trends continue, its coral cover could halve again by 2022 and it may lose the biodiversity for which it was listed as a World Heritage Area. The study argues tha... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 2nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 33.2 km (20.6 miles), the quake hit at 01:51:39 UTC Tuesday 2nd October 2012 The epicenter was 126 km (78 miles) East of Miyako, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 2nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has struck NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 17.7 km (11 miles), the quake hit at 01:10:45 UTC Tuesday 2nd October 2012 The epicenter was 32 km (19 miles) ESE of Oarai, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 37.9 km (23.6 miles), the quake hit at 22:55:51 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 165 km (102 miles) ESE from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 9.7 km (6 miles), the quake hit at 22:21:45 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) ENE of Miyako, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Did The Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Board Recommend Increase To Province's Min Wage OR Is Brad Wall Just Making Things Up As He Goes Along?

leftdog at Buckdog - 45 minutes ago
*The Province of Saskatchewan has a Minimum Wage Board that reviews and makes recommendations to the Provincial Cabinet concerning minimum wages.* * **Brad Wall has recently come under criticism for having the lowest minimum wage in Canada. Economist Erin Weir (who is a candidate for the leadership of the provincial NDP) recently co-authored an article with Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president, Larry Hubich.pointing this out.* * **Just a few days later, Premier Brad Wall's government announced that they had raised the minimum wage in an attempt to end the embarrassment to our ... more »
I CAN HAS IR THEORY? 2 Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 58 minutes ago
More slides from the talk after the fold.

Important Health News: Cancer - The Forbidden Cures (Video)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
A very important topic that I cover in this blog is of course Cancer, and real cures for this "disease". I have long been a supporter of the notion that Cancer patients are better off seeking alternative methods of curing this "disease" rather than subjecting themselves to the so called "treatments" advocated by most physicians that in most cases rather than cure Cancer, actually kills the patient! For this article, I want to present the following very important video, entitled: "Cancer - The Forbidden Cures" for everyone to see for themselves. I have my own thoughts and comments... more »

"A Dog's Purpose According To A 6 Year Old"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"A Dog's Purpose According To A 6 Year Old" Author Unknown "Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to obs... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck the ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA at a depth of 10.2 km (6.3 miles), the quake hit at 21:33:34 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) WSW of Adak, Alaska No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

As the world turns . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 1 hour ago
DISCOVER MAGAZINE calls Michael König's video, "Earth", a "JAW DROPPING Space Station time lapse!". They might be right. Check out the article for details.

Nationwide Dumped ALEC 10 Yrs Ago???? REALLY????

2old2care at Because I Can - 2 hours ago
Interesting development today – after Moyers expose' about ALEC. * If you haven't seen it - watch it **>>>HERE<<<* * Make sure everyone you know sees it!!!* Here it is – my emphasis: *Nationwide statement regarding American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) * *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* *October 1, 2012 * *Contact:* *Media Relations Hotline* *614-249-6349 * ** *Columbus, OH - Nationwide issued the following statement today regarding recent media reports focusing on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): * ** *More than a decade ago, Nationwide made the business decision ...more »

Important Health Report: GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxicity Leaving Men Sterile!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I have put up hundreds of health reports in the past that have focused on the dangers from vaccines, and exposing some of the real truths about Cancer and how to actually cure Cancer. But I have rarely discussed the diabolical introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), and I figure that this would be a perfect time to discuss that issue considering the recent reports coming out of Europe on how GMO crops have been linked to Cancer! I came across the following report from the website, Blacklisted News, at www.blacklistednews.com, entitled: "GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxi... more »

Things to do in Denver when you wish you were dead

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 2 hours ago
Romney campaign stops are like the strip malls of politics. Seen one, seen them all. Likewise the crowds. Aside from the glaring whiteness of the attendees, the other repeating motif is their grim demeanor. There's no sense of enthusiasm for the candidate. No one is smiling. They look like such miserable people waiting for a mandatory dose of some bitter medicine. [Holly Bailey photo] [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Global warming links U.S. Democrats, Independents, and isolates Romney

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in front of banners that extol the virtues of alternative energy. via skip-to-the-end.com] By Mark Drajem 30 September 2012 Democrats and independent voters overwhelmingly accept the scientific evidence that human activity is warming the earth’s temperature, while almost two out of three Republicans don’t. Among likely voters, 78 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of independents believe humans are warming the earth, according to a Bloomberg National Poll. That finding is consistent with other polls that show undecided voters, and majo... more »

"Tribe Meets White Man For The First Time": A must-see documentary

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*In 1976, a explorer by the name of Jean-Pierre Dutilleaux encountered the Toulambi tribe in Papua New Guinea. This was the first time the tribe had ever seen a white man, let alone technology, and the meeting of the two is both moving and enlightening. Would this be how human beings would react should visitors from another region of the universe ever decide to reveal themselves? Does this documentary reveal anything that we've lost in the midst of our own rat-race-based civilization? At the very least, it's incredibly interesting to watch. 40 min.* * **(Note: Mr Dutilleaux has been... more »

Exposing More Of Our Hidden History: Video- General George S Patton: Jews And Germans

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I have made it one of my goals to always bring forward any reports about our hidden history when they become available. I have long said that what we have been "taught" in our so called "History" books is nothing but pure garbage. It does appear that a certain group of individuals have purposely hijacked much of our so called History to prevent people from finding out facts about our true history.... I have put up many articles in my blog pertaining to the truths about World War II, and about a man who I now know to be probably the greatest American General in history. That ... more »

Wrong Side of the River

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 3 hours ago
I don't normally blog about my work, not only because the long work hours make for a tired brain by the end of the day but also because I figured most people wouldn't find it terribly interesting to read about. Occasionally, things get interesting though and the unexpected (even the mildly embarrassing happen. Last Wednesday was one such time. Last week, due to increase demands from the shut down, I was switched to a 12-hour shift rather than my usual 10. The good thing, aside from the extra money, is that I catch an extra hour of sleep (theoretically). Rather than catch the bus... more »

If You Really Want Change, You Must Be Willing To Experience New Things

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 3 hours ago
*If you really want change, you must be willing to experience new things. * Channeled by Ron Head October 1, 2012 Ron's Channeled Messages Michael Good morning, dear friends. We trust you enjoyed the full moon and all the energies it has brought you. We know that many of you are now seeing the manifestation into your lives of the things we have promised you. Some awoke today to find that things have truly begun to take off for them. Let go of your comfortable lives and be willing to “go with the flow”, as you say, if you truly wish to have the lives you dream of. If you rea... more »

Graph of the Day: Wildfire Season Length in the U.S. West, 1970-2011

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Wildfire Season Length in the U.S. West, 1970-2011. Across the West, the first wildfires of the year are starting earlier and the last fires are starting later than they were 40 years ago, which has extended the average wildfire season by about 75 days. climatecentral.org] During the past 40 years, wildfires have started earlier in the year and have continued to burn later in the year, lengthening the overall “burn season.” This figure illustrates the start date of the first wildfire each year on USFS land and the start date of the last recorded fire. The inset shows how t... more »

Important Video: How The Jews Undermine America

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
I came across a most interesting video just the other day, thanks to a friend of mine, John Friend, who writes the fabulous blog: John Friend's Blog, at www.johnfriendsblog.blogspot.com. It is entitled: "How The Jews Undermine America", and is a definite must see by everyone who wants to see the truth how these criminals have been working towards the destruction of the United States. I have that video right here for everyone to see for themselves, and of course, my own comments and thoughts to follow: NTS Notes: Everything presented in this video is absolutely true. The Jew... more »

Gary Johnson - Calls HImself a "Libertarian"

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
So you want to vote for Gary Johnson – eh? Think smoking dope legally is a great reason to vote for this guy???? When I first started researching ALEC - I referred to them in my blog as "Libertarians" - because I was so ignorant I didn't realize that there was such a thing as an ALEC Republican. May as well cast your vote for REAL ALEC ALUM like Eric Cantor or Newt Gingrich. At least then you get a confirmed ALEC-er and not just an almost ALEC. From Johnson’s issues pages – my emphasis Reassess the role of the federal government and identify responsibilities that can be *met more e... more »

Huge clean-up begins after record storms batter Britain, 2 months after government climate advisers issued warning on inadequate defences

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Residents of a block of townhouses in Newburn, Newcastle, were among those who faced a second night out of their homes after floodwater gouged out the ground beneath the building, which remains cordoned off amid safety concerns, 27 September 2012. Owen Humphreys / PA Wire] 28 September 2012 (ITV) – Hundreds of homeowners are facing a massive clean-up today after record storms battered Britain. Across the North, householders have been reclaiming their homes, which insures estimate will cost an average of about £20,000 per household. Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports from Yor... more »


What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 3 hours ago
The wild potato is a masterpiece of evolution. Botanists have discovered 169 species of them, widely dispersed across the Americas, but primarily located in the Andes. Wild spuds have been able to adapt to every type of ecosystem except for lowland tropical rainforest. Their foliage is bitter with toxic glycoalkaloid compounds that promptly spoil the appetite of hungry leaf munchers (or kill them). Beneath the ground, small tubers grow on the roots, in a wide variety of colors and shapes. The toxic tubers store energy and moisture as insurance against unfavorable conditions. As... more »

Ocean acidification emerges as new climate threat

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Danger: Acid. Ocean acidification threatens fisheries. acvoters.org] By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 29 September 2012 HOMER, Alaska – Kris Holderied, who directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, says the ocean’s increasing acidity is “the reason fishermen stop me in the grocery store.” “They say, ‘You’re with the NOAA lab, what are you doing on ocean acidification?’ ” Holderied said. “This is a coastal town that depends on this ocean, and this bay.” This town in southwestern Alaska dubs itself the Halibut Fishing Cap... more »

Barry Commoner (1917-2012)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"[W]hen a Times writer once asked [Dr. Commoner's] Queens College office to mail some material, it arrived in an old brown envelope with the crossed-out return address of the botany department at Washington University -- a place where he had last worked 19 years earlier."* *-- the conclusion of Daniel Lewis's NYT obit,* "Scientist, Candidate and Planet Earth’s Lifeguard" *(links onsite)* *by Ken* I'm sorry to inflict Wm F. Buckley Jr. on you, but since I wasn't successful at embedding the "Last Word" video interview that the NYT recorded in 2006 to someday accompany his obituary (... more »

MN ALEC Legislators - Now Running for County Office

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
Here's some updates on Minnesota ALEC legislators who are NOW running for county positions. County Level Races GOP Sen. Mike Jungbauer will go for a spot on the Anoka County board Sen. Chris Gerlach, will now seek the Dakota County District 7 seat to replace retiring Commissioner Will Branning. State Rep. Ron Shimanski, is in the running for the District 1 seat McLeod County Commissioner AND DON'T FORGET John Gibbs - ALEC private SEctor Chair - Comcast Is running for Three Rivers Park District Commissioner. I would suggest that others out there - start looking at their county can... more »

Over 450 dead, 4.5 million people hit in Pakistan floods

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Aerial view of flooding in Sindh province, Pakistan, 1 October 2012. pardaphash.com] By Arslan Sharif 01 October 2012 Islamabad – At least over 450 people are reported to be dead and another 4.5 million are said to be affected by floods caused by monsoon rains in Pakistan this summer, especially in the south, said the National Disaster Management (NDMA) on Friday. Floods this year began in early September. Nearly 80 people were then killed and dozens injured in a few days, especially in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North-West), backed the Afghan border and in Paki... more »

Another Busy Day = Another Video

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 3 hours ago
Right now it's 8:43 p..m. and I'm cooking tomato sauce ... "I make good spaghetti sauce, mother fucker!" (Looking for the first video brought me to the Joe Walsh tune that I haven't heard in years, so ...)

Wall Street Profiteering Behind Ed Reform Propaganda

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
The real news, the real truth and the reality of Education Reform in America *Education privatization would not, per se, create a net new stimulus for the economy. But by diverting large existing flows of money from the public to the private sector it would create new profit-making ventures that could be capitalized and transformed into stocks, derivatives and leveraged securities. The pot has been sweetened by a 39 percent federal tax credit for financing charter school construction that can double an investor's return in seven years. The prospect of new speculative opportunities co... more »

Rob Anders Is Insane - Too Bad Harper Lacks The Leadership Ability To Do Something About Him

leftdog at Buckdog - 4 hours ago
*After all of the gaffes and idiocy that Rob Anders has committed .. you have to wonder what he holds over Stephen Harper that allows him to remain in the Conservative Caucus.* *Harper will probably appoint him to the Senate in due course. * *... Oh and by the way .. if you too think that Mr. Anders is off his nutter ... go to Progressive Bloggers and fling this post a vote ... I want this post at the top of the sidebar folks! *

"The 71%"; A Comment and Quote

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The 71%"* by John Aziz "According to a recent FPI poll, 60% of Americans want to go to war with Iran to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons. This in spite of the fact that the US intelligence community is fairy unanimous that Iran is not even currently pursuing nuclear weapons. According to Micah Zenko: "First, as Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has repeatedly reaffirmed since late January, "we don't believe they've actually made the decision to go ahead with a nuclear weapon." Just yesterday, James Risen reported in the New York Times that the IC contin... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 4 hours ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Beautiful island universe M94 lies a mere 15 million light-years distant in the northern constellation of the hunting dogs, Canes Venatici. A popular target for astronomers, the brighter inner part of the face-on spiral galaxy is about 30,000 light-years across. *Click image for larger size. * Traditionally, deep images have been interpreted as showing M94's inner spiral region surrounded by a faint, broad ring of stars. But a new multi-wavelength investigation has revealed previously undetected spiral arms sweeping across the outskirts of the galaxy's disk, an outer disk activ... more »

Lamar W. Hankins : Playing Politics with Religion in Hays County, Texas

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
Photo by Alamy / The Telegraph. Hays County officials play politics with religious invocation Individual rights of conscience and religious diversity cannot be maintained when the government promotes one religion over others. By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / October 1, 2012 SAN MARCOS, Texas -- On Tuesday, September 25, the Hays County Commissioners Court held a public discussion to

Chet Raymo, “I Loaf And Invite My Soul…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“I Loaf And Invite My Soul…” * by Chet Raymo “Here I sit, in my comfy chair on the 3rd floor of the college library. I have nothing to do, really. After a lifetime of working from dawn to shut-eye, teaching, writing, I wake every morning with nothing to do, or at least nothing that needs to be done at the moment. I walk the beloved Path to college in the sweetness of dawn, have coffee and a croissant in the quiet Commons (only a few students up at this hour), then to the library. What a joy! To be surrounded with so many books and journals. I loaf and invite my soul, to quote W... more »

The Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "A Psalm of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"A Psalm of Life"* "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each tomorrow Find us farther than today. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave. In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivo... more »

United States of America Corporation Looting Individual Bank Accounts to Postpone Bankruptcy

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
*United States of America Corporation looting individual bank accounts to postpone bankruptcy* Posted by Benjamin Fulford October 1, 2012 The United States of America Corporation, a subsidiary of the bloodline family-owned Federal Reserve Board, has resorted to stealing private funds, and blaming it on “Iranian cyber-attacks,” in order to stave off bankruptcy, according to CIA and other sources. This desperate stalling maneuver comes as the members of the old pentagram of power, David Rockefeller, George Bush Senior, Queen Elizabeth, Evelyn de Rothschild and the Pope all argu... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Corbeil-essonnes, Ile-de-France, France. Thanks for stopping by.

Paul Ryan seeks cash at the ATM of politics

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 5 hours ago
Over the weekend, Paul Ryan held a few fundraisers in the big money enclaves of Connecticut where the rich Republicans talk like Tea Partiers: Ryan was introduced by Howard Morgan, a member of the event's host committee from Darien, who is president of Branford Chain, a New York City-based marketer and distributor of marine equipment. Like many of the Romney's wealthy Fairfield County fundraising bundlers, Morgan has a background in private equity. "The vice president is a reflection of Mitt Romney's judgment and, God, his judgment is great," Morgan said. [...] "When it comes to ... more »

"Madness to Our Shores": But should we blame Islam, or fanatacism?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Thoughts: * * **1. I agree with much of what this man says. People who kill over cartoons, teddy bears and anything which does not directly pertain to persecution and self defense, need a slap. Those who act in such a manner should only ever see the shores of North America in a travel brochure.* * **2. There is a great mistake made among Westerners, Americans in particular, and that is equating Islam with fanaticism. A man who claims to be a Muslim, and then beheads 10 Christians, does not make Islam bad in any way. It's the man's fault for choosing to be a murderer. If he was not ... more »

"Synchronicity: A Wink from the Cosmos?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Synchronicity: A Wink from the Cosmos?" by Meg Lundstrom "Earl was trying to track down an out-of-print book called "The Adventures of Marco Polo." He scoured two used book stores in New York City, had no success, and caught a taxi to a third. The cab driver was unusually chatty, and during their conversation, Earl glanced at his license on the dashboard. His name? Marco Polo! Art was sitting at his computer typing an e-mail missive when his cat Coal jumped from his lap onto the keyboard. Before Art’s startled eyes, as the cat shifted from key to key, its paws tapped out the wor... more »

Paco Ahlgren, "A Day in the Life of the New World Order"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"A Day in the Life of the New World Order"* by Paco Ahlgren "You’re sitting on your sofa. The date is March 7, 2020. You’re watching the History Channel. On the television is a woman with thick glasses. The caption under her head reads, Jane Doe, Former Obama Economic Advisor. She says, “I remember how weird it was. We’d all be sitting there pretending to work, and nobody would say anything. We were all so scared to open our mouths. But every day, we’d hear something new from the Fed about more printing, or more easing. And then Mr. Obama would make some promise about cutting s... more »

Life Skills: "10 Lies You Were Tricked Into Believing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"10 Lies You Were Tricked Into Believing"* by Marc "Today, it’s time to learn something new, by unlearning ten lies you thought were true. * 1. Alone means lonely.* ‘Alone’ doesn’t always mean lonely, and ‘relationship’ doesn’t always mean happy. Being alone will never cause as much loneliness as the wrong relationship. If things don’t feel right, take a break and spend some time with number one you. Find yourself first. Appreciate your own worth. And next time you’re in a relationship that’s sinking, you’ll be prepared to swim to safety. *2. Happiness comes when you h... more »

SaLuSa, October 1, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
SaLuSa, October 1, 2012 You enter another month, and look back and see how time has passed so quickly. During that period you have as Lightworkers done so much to lift the levels of consciousness, and a grand awakening is taking place. It is a great achievement against the background of the efforts of the Illuminati to distract you and create fear. You have not seen extensive arrests take place as expected, but nevertheless all the changes previously spoken about are proceeding. The delays have shown how much you have learnt, by keeping your focus upon the more important matters... more »

"I Hope You're Getting This Down..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down.” - Bertrand Russell

The Islamic view of non-Koranic knowledge

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
As a certain Caliph said of the Library of Alexandria, if the books contradict the Koran then they are blasphemous and should be destroyed. If they agree with it, then they are redundant and should be destroyed. The religion of tolerance?

Psychology: “Men's Thinking Ability Clouded by Interacting With a Woman”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Men's Thinking Ability Clouded by Interacting With a Woman”* by Makini Brice, Medical Daily "It's a pretty common trope in sitcoms: man thinks something, man meets woman, man is unable to continue thinking. But, like all good comedy, the cliché has its roots in human nature. It, in fact, has roots in science as well. Researchers found that, for men, even the thought of interacting with a woman was enough to cause cognitive impairment. In 2009, a study published in the "Journal of Experimental Social Psychology" found that, after interacting with an attractive woman for a short... more »

Empty of Fact: Rachel Brown's Bellwether Propaganda

Storm at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
I asked Doug Martin, my colleague at The Common Errant and a dogged investigator of politico-corporate-educational malfeasance, to help us interpret the misleading graphic presentation offered by Rachel Brown for *The Atlantic*'s Reform Pamphlet. Ms Brown seems to be responsible for page 87; I don't think it's appropriate to say she wrote it as it is primarily a presentation of "content" I would compare to what Netflix offers as a selection screen for the under-7 "latch-pc" crowd (this is exemplary of what is actually being learned by children). That is I would compare both the co... more »

Crick’s picks: Keith Vaz and the doorstep challenge | Michael Crick on Politics

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
http://blogs.channel4.com/michael-crick-on-politics/cricks-picks-keith-vaz-and-the-doorstep-challenge/1735 So is Neil 'curry house brawl' Kinnock also an apologist for Hobsbawm who supported Stalin and excused the murder of 20million plus? Am I alone in being disgusted by the British left?

Dr. Alex Rosen: "Claims by scientists affiliated with the nuclear industry that no health effects are to be expected are unscientific and immoral."

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
http://www.ippnw.de/commonFiles/pdfs/Atomenergie/Effects_Fukushima_rosen.pdf Effects of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns on environment and health. February 16th, 2012 Dr. med. Alex Rosen, University Clinic Düsseldorf, Department of General Paediatrics Abstract [Excerpted] The earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011 led to multiple nuclear meltdowns in the reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Northern Japan. Radioactive emissions from the plant caused widespread radioactive contamination of the entire region. The vast majority of the nuclear fallout occurr... more »

Why This Crisis Still Has a Long Way to Run

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: _Kris_Sayce]*Guest post by Kris Sayce of **Money Morning Australia* When is a cut not a cut? When it’s an increase. Sorry to be cryptic, but we laugh when we see presidents, prime ministers and finance ministers talk about ‘austerity’ and ‘slashing budgets’. Because just like central bank money printing, the markets get excited for about three minutes before they realise what even an idiot can see… Cut spending isn’t what governments do. For governments, spending only ever goes one way. That’s up. Last week the papers were going batty on the news that, *‘Spain unveils a... more »

DCCC vs U.S. Chamber Of Commerce In California Congressional Races

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Way back in Washington, DC Steve Israel and his crew at the DCCC identified which candidates they wanted to support in California congressional races based on their various filters. They're spending money on 3 vulnerable incumbents-- Jerry McNerney, John Garamendi and Lois Capps (New Dem)-- and 10 challengers, 7 in Red to Blue districts-- Ami Bera (New Dem), Jose Hernandez, Julia Brownley, Raul Ruiz, Mark Takano (Progressive), Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters (New Dem)-- and 3 in what they call "majority maker" seats (districts that are open and dependably blue: Jared Huffman, Tony Ca... more »

Know Your Rights Training Session

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
Related: *Know Your Rights Training: Police Confrontation Advice That Could Save Your Life*. *Peaceful Streets Project holds “Know Your Rights” training session*. YouTube Video Description [Channel - Social Justice Now!]: Watch the Peaceful Streets Project's community training on knowing your rights when dealing with police! Topics will include: --Your constitutional rights when dealing with police --Communication skills and deescalation when speaking with police --Using audio/video technology to hold police accountable. Join us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/PeacefulStreets This ... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 7 hours ago
UA-MEChA & UA-MAS Presents: Rosalio Muñoz and Ramses Noriega Co-founders of the National Chicano Moratorium (1969-1971) Dialogue with students Regarding origins of Chicano/Chicana Movement: Learn about Arizona’s Forbidden Curriculum Thurs. Oct 4, 2012 Noon-1:30 Cesar Chavez #205 Contact MEChA: m.e.ch.a.uofa@gmail.com Mari... more »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Will Ginger Be On the Menu?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* New research published in the *Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology* found that "ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas."[i] This is a timely finding, insofar as breast cancer awareness month is only days away, and one of the primary fund-raising justifications is the false concept that a low-cost, safe and effective breast cancer treatment is not yet available. Could ginger provide the type of cure that conventional, FDA-approved treatments have yet to accomplish? The new study was performed by researchers at the B... more »

Reuters Fails the "Find-Replace" Game for Recycling Iraq Propaganda about Iran

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 8 hours ago
When recycling decade-old allegations, lies, and threats that preceded invasion and occupation, sometimes sloppy mistakes happen. In a short report posted this afternoon, Reuters quotes U.S. State department spokesperson Victoria Nuland praising the detrimental and destructive effects of its sanctions regime against Iran and claiming once again that Iran is building a nuclear weapons, despite

Obama waives sanctions on countries that use child soldiers...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*U.S. President Barack Obama issued a new executive order last week to fight human trafficking, touting his administration's handling of the issue. * "When a little boy is kidnapped, turned into a child soldier, forced to kill or be killed -- that's slavery," Obama said in a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative. "It is barbaric, and it is evil, and it has no place in a civilized world. Now, as a nation, we've long rejected such cruelty." But for the third year in a row, Obama has waived almost all U.S. sanctions that would punish certain countries that use child soldiers, upsettin... more »

TSA Confiscates Camera, Deletes Footage of Checkpoint

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*TSA workers steal memory card, cop claims “It must have fallen on the ground”* Despite the TSA admitting on its own website that there is no law which prevents people from filming TSA checkpoints, a man traveling through San Juan airport in Puerto Rico had his camera confiscated and footage deleted. Read More

Chemist told Mass. police she 'messed up bad'

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
MyFoxBoston Chemists who worked with the woman at the center of a Massachusetts state drug lab scandal told investigators they had concerns about her work for several years, but they either convinced themselves they were invalid or reported them to supervisors who failed to intervene. Defense attorneys say they're troubled by the latest revelations in the case, contained in a lengthy state police report compiled for the attorney general's office, which is investigating, and obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. Annie Dookhan admitted to investigators that she faked dru... more »

Odd the heroes some people have

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
I challenged Richard Burden... I was not deemed worthy of a reply but then I have been challenging Richard Burden about his 'pro-Palestinian' views. He hasn't replied to this either. It is interesting that Richard Burden thinks that Eric Hobsbawm is worthy of praise, this being a man who: ' .. in 1994, in an interview with Canadian author and politician Michael Ignatieff on British television, Hobsbawm responded in the affirmative to the question of whether 20 million deaths may have been justified had the proposed communist utopia been created. The following year, when asked the sa... more »

Today's Censored News: From Texas blockade to the Arizona border

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
*Lockdown and tree sitters blockade: TransCanada's Keystone pipeline seizing family farms, promoted by Obama* *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com OCT. 1, 2012 Texas tree sitter surviving bad weather Tarsands Blockade photo The top story today is the Texas lockdown and the tree sitters attempting to halt the TransCanada Keystone pipeline that is now seizing family farms near Houston. This is the same southern Keystone pipeline for carrying dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada, that President Obama came to Oklahoma to promote. It is Day 8 for ... more »
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