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Thomas Paine

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Monday, October 1, 2012

1 October - Blogs I'm Following

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05:  (L-R) Rep. David Cic...WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: (L-R) Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) hold a news conference to introduce the 'Afghanistan Exit and Accountability Act' at the U.S. Captiol May 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. The bill would require President Barack Obama to give Congress a concrete strategy and timeframe for bringing troops home and report on the 'human and financial costs of continuing the war.' (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
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Why This Crisis Still Has a Long Way to Run

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 minutes 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! - 18 minutes 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 - 31 minutes 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 - 33 minutes 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 - 58 minutes 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 - 59 minutes ago
When recycling the decade-old allegations, lies, and threats, 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 her own government's assessments

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 »

The Left and Right Myths of ACA's Path to Law

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 hour ago
Ah, deflating myths. I've decided that the patron saint of those who attempt to deflate myths must be Pie Traynor. For some reason, Pie Traynor at one time wound up with the reputation of being the Greatest Ever Third Baseman, despite the clear fact that, well, he wasn't anything special, at least not of that level. Anyway, it took a long detour having to do with Brooks Robinson (a great player, to be sure), but as far as I know cares about Pie Traynor anymore, and perhaps he's now actually unfairly undervalued, if anyone bothers valuing him at all. So maybe myths really can be de... more »

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 6.7 km (4.2 miles), the quake hit at 18:40:52 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) ESE of Iwaki, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

Invisible people

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 2 hours ago
This is only one is series of videos the labor union AFSCME is releasing on the theme of the 47% that Rmoney doesn't care about. I like it. It's low key, but effective I think. Also, too, most people don't appreciate how hard their garbage collectors work. Difficult to think of a more vital, yet thankless job. [via] [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

A funny promo for a serious cause

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
ToplessFemaleTrampolingWorldChampionships.com has a lovely video showcasing the man with the best job in the world... This matter is something that is quite close to me. I had a breast cancer scare a few years ago and have lost two female friends to it over the last few years. So whilst male breast cancer may be rare, 300 men are diagnosed with it in the UK each year. Visit the site and remember: 'Some possible early warning signs and symptoms: A lump in the breast area – mostly painless Swelling of the breast A sore or ulcer in the skin of the breast Oozing from the nipple (Blood... more »

"The Politics of Fear in America: A Nation at War with Itself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "The Politics of Fear in America: * *A Nation at War with Itself"* By John W. Whitehead “Fear is the foundation of most governments.” – John Adams "Turn on the TV or flip open the newspaper on any given day, and you will find yourself accosted by reports of government corruption, corporate malfeasance, militarized police and marauding SWAT teams. America is entering a new phase, one in which children are arrested in schools, military veterans are forcibly detained by government agents because of the content of their Facebook posts, and law-abiding Americans are being su... more »

Global Trade Slows; Global Economy Deflating

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
Monday October 1, 2012 Wall Street Journal p. A1: "Trade Slows Around World: Declining Growth in Exports Dims Prospects for U.S. Economy; Europe Cuts Imports" [Excerpted] Global trade is stalling, dimming prospects that exports will buoy the U.S. economy in the coming months.... U.S. exports to the European Union fell in July after largely holding up for two years, while overall export growth slowed.... The Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest, said the volume of loaded outbound containers fell 10.% in August from a year earlier.... Shanghai, the world's largest port by vol... more »

Satire: "Debate Could Test Two Romney Weaknesses, Talking and Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Debate Could Test Two Romney Weaknesses,* * Talking and Thinking"* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— "With the first Presidential debate just two days away, G.O.P. nominee Mitt Romney has been working intensively on two skills that have eluded him throughout the campaign: talking and thinking. According to one aide, much of Mr. Romney’s debate preparation has involved rehearsing a slew of prepackaged “zingers,” with mixed results: “We gave him what we thought was a foolproof line about the budget deficit and he somehow turned it into a crack about gay Mexicans.... more »

"Brain-dead Politics Assures Chaos Till 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Brain-dead Politics Assures Chaos Till 2016"* By Paul B. Farrell “Liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They *are*different, in their personalities, even their unconscious reactions to the world around them,” warns senior editor Emily Laber-Warren in "Scientific American Mind", one of the more fascinating reports on behavioral-science research on the political brain. Yes, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, you can tell them apart from their DNA, brain scans, behavioral patterns... seriously, guys like Eastwood, Trump and Romney don’t jus... more »

From France to Libya &Syria, with love? Or death and destruction?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 2 hours ago
*'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive''* I have used this quote frequently here. For many different reasons, regarding varying situations and yet, all happenings having the one common thread running through them. That is, of course, deception. I hope you have been following along? It will sure make it much easier. We are going to start with this story left by an anonymous commenter- We are covering Gaddafis assassination- the Ambassador's quiet funeral- Syria's connection via NATO eavesdropping to kill Gaddafi and finally Russian Peacekeeper...more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO at a depth of 21.3 km (13.2 miles), the quake hit at 17:32:31 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 241 km (149 miles) Northwest of Tomatlan, Mexico No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Stinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 3 hours ago
It was in late May of 2011, at an event organized by the Ottawa Citizen, that I first saw Stephen Taylor in person. I'd heard about him and even written about him; he was the self-aggrandizing co-founder of an aggregator that gathered a shrieking blobof venomously partisan, unabashedly venal and obdurately ill-informed bloggers under the deceptively benign label "Blogging Tories". Taylor was also a beneficiary of wingnut welfare, in the guise of funding that allowed him to attend the Manning Institute for the Suppression Study of Democracy. Fresh from feasting upon the remains of ... more »

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake ROMANIA - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck ROMANIA at a depth of 82 km (50.8 miles), the quake hit at 17:26:17 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 4 km (2.4 miles) Northwest Nereju, Romania No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS at a depth of 461.8 km (287 miles), the quake hit at 17:24:42 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 441 km (274 miles) South of Ndoi Island, Fiji No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Health Transparency 12: MeTA Philippines Dynamism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
Two weeks ago, I attended the Council meeting of the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) Philippines, September 19 afternoon, at the Unilab's Bayanihan Center Annex. It was a good meeting, lots of topics discussed from many participants, including new members of the expanded Council. The meeting was presided by MeTA Philippines Chairman Roberto "Obet" Pagdanganan. I like the expansion in membership of the Council to cover more private and health professional associations. I think some if not all of those professional organizations are also happy to belong to this big alliance w... more »


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 3 hours ago
*American Scofflaw* "[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap." FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on t... more »

Thierry Meyssan Reports On A Battle Scene In Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Voltaire Network - *Al Qaeda attack against the Syrian Defence Ministry*.

Karl Denninger, "How Much More Evidence Do You Need?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"How Much More Evidence Do You Need?"* by Karl Denninger “You cannot "ease" your way out of a debt mess. "The unemployment rate in the euro area reached the highest on record as the festering debt crisis pushed the economy toward a recession, prompting companies to cut jobs. Unemployment in the economy of the 17 nations using the euro was 11.4 percent in August, the same as in June and July after those months’ figures were revised higher, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said today. That’s the highest since the data series started in 1995 and in line with me... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Faith and Faithlessness ~Accidental Cajun*

Tarpley: 'Turkey in no-win scenario over Syria'

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago

31 Days of Photo Props: Lipstick

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 3 hours ago
One of my absolute favorite props to use with little girls is a compact and tube of red lipstick. If you have a little girl who is fascinated with your makeup then this prop is perfect for you. I usually shoot these picture between the ages of 3-5, when the little girls are old enough to not get lipstick everywhere and young enough that messily applying mom's makeup is still seen as a game instead of an art to perfect. This prop is pretty messy and needs to be the absolute last thing you do in a photo shoot. In my experience, if a shoot is going south, this is a great prop to r... more »

Celebrity Cruises ship staff 'paid £1.30 an hour' in massive exploitation racket

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
The cruise industry has defended its employment policies after an investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches highlighted low wages and long working hours. The programme’s producers arranged for an undercover reporter to spend five weeks working on board the cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse, operated by Celebrity Cruises. Its investigation revealed that many members of staff receive less than half the UK national minimum wage (£6.19 an hour), with some of the lowest paid workers earning just $600 per month, the equivalent of around £1.30 an hour, and no gratuities. Members of staff al... more »

Kenyan forces defeat Al Shabaab militants in epic battle for Somali port city of Kismayo, with help from Israel, US and France, heralding the liberation of Africa of fanatics

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
The Kenyan army has captured Somalia’s Indian Ocean port of Kismayo, driving Al Qaeda’s Somali franchise Al Shabaab out of its last strategic stronghold, the key to controlling southern Somalia. The small Kenyan army, navy and air force fought to victory Saturday, Sept. 29, after a year-long ground, sea and air offensive. Fearing the Shabaab was feigning defeat and lurking in the town’s alleys to strike back, Kenyan warships backed by the French Navy shelled suspected terrorist hideouts in Kismayo Sunday. Kismayo was Nairobi’s prime goal when exactly a year ago, the Kenyan army la...more »

Video Richard Iron Cloud: Earth stewards and protecting sacred gifts

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
*Richard Iron Cloud, Lakota, remembers Hopi Thomas Banyacya and shares Hopi instructions regarding the gift of the earth and the stewardship of the earth, and more.* Published on Sep 26, 2012 by NativeImpact Richard Iron Cloud, Takoja of Bad Wound leader of the True Oglala's aka Tasnaheca Utapi Ground Squirl Eaters. Also Grandson of Knife Chief leader of the Wajaje Band, Grandson of Chief Iron Cloud who fought in the battle of the Greasy Grass. Grandson of American Horse on his mothers side. and Thunder Buffalo Bull who was the son of Chief Bull Bear. Also Grandson of Joseph Bisso... more »

October surprise

risa bear at A Way to Live - 4 hours ago
So here it is October first, and the garden is like most years it would be on September first. For a change, we are getting time to do things when the crops want them done, instead of rushing out in a driving rain to salvage immature stuff. We revel in it, but in the back of our minds, we were that this is the leading edge of the westward expansion of the Great American Drought. It's very dry out, a fact brought home to us daily by the lingering smoke from the Pole Creek Fire, now over 25,000 acres in size. We have been watering the perennials and fruit trees, and much of the water... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 4 hours ago
*Sir Jimmy Savile in Israel in 1975. * JIMMY SAVILE FIX IT FOR ISRAEL IN 1977? http://www.jewishtelegraph.com/savile.html* *(links found at Jimmy Savile Sex Beast Allegations.) In 1977, Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin had a meeting with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. This led to 'peace' between the two countries. Sir Jimmy Savile received a medal from Israel in 1979, for services rendered. Reportedly, Savile visited Israel in 1975 to advise Israel's President Ephraim Katzir on a matter of security. Reportedly, Savile told the Israeli cabinet that he "was very disappointe... more »

It Must Really Suck To Be Larry Kissell

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
But, at least Kissell got to play congressman for 4 years, which may or may not have been more satisfying that his previous job as a high school social studies teacher in Biscoe. When we first met up with Kissell, he was a fighting populist and we had every reason to believe he would make a great congressman. Were we ever snookered! He's been one of the worst mistakes in the history of Blue America. In 2006 he won a 4-way primary (with 53% of the vote) and challenged independently wealthy incumbent Robin Hayes in a district that was leaning Democratic. Following local grassroots a...more »

Save Pakistan, Save Europe

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 4 hours ago
A nation is not just a geographical area. A nation is the union of the people with the land. To the Internationalists, there is nothing sacred about land or people; both are seen as commodities to be used and ultimately to be destroyed. Whether it is the 'free market' capitalists, or the communist world revolutionaries, those who advocate a world without borders have no respect for the natural and healthy unity which is the foundation of culture and all which is of value to humanity. The anti-humans come in many forms, but they share the same ideal of reducing the world to a un... more »

Monsanto's New Slogan: Our Corn Won't Give You Cancer!

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Rick Banfield Keith Kloor, writing at *Slate*, jumped in to try to stop the tidal wave of negative publicity about Monsanto set off by major study in France by Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini, proving Monsanto's corn causes cancers and rapid death. But Kloor made things 1000 times worse. In his article, "GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left," Kloor goes through all kinds of breathtaking, logic-defying contortions to try to convince the left, somehow, that GMO-opponents aren't . . . themselves. Doesn't he know the whole left detests Monsanto and what they are doing to c... more »

Montreal mayor reacts to kickback allegations

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Nasty story; but the rumours have been floating around for years: Story Ex-tycoon Lino Zambito says 3% of value of city contracts was paid to Tremblay's party Quebec firms charged in scandal got federal stimulus fundsMontreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay's political party got payments from construction entrepreneurs tied to the value of contracts they received, a former participant in the scheme said Monday in his second day of bombshell testimony at Quebec's corruption inquiry. Lino Zambito, former vice-president of family company Infrabec Construction, has testified about how his... more »

Cleaning the House

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 4 hours ago
*That's what I should be doing.... * "26 House seats — 8 now held by Democrats, 18 by Republicans — being considered too close to call, according to the Cook Political Report, a leading prognosticator. An additional 13 seats lean Democratic and 17 lean Republican but remain competitive.... * **One race I'm particularly interested in:* Outside money is flooding the races in New Hampshire as well. Two years ago, such funds helped Tea Party enthusiast Frank Guinta surge ahead of former representative Carol Shea-Porter in the final weeks of the campaign, even as polls showed her ahead. ... more »

Elements of civil tort of bribery

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. v. Marinaccio, 2012 ONCA 650, released today, sets out the elements of the civil tort of bribery: [33] The civil tort of bribery is the payment of a secret commission. In Ruiter Engineering & Construction Ltd. v. 430216 Ontario Ltd. (1989), 67 O.R. (2d) 587 (C.A.), at p. 591, Morden J.A. set out the three elements of a cause of action in bribery: The term "bribe" has, for the purposes of the civil law, received a wide interpretation. In Industries & General Mortgage Co. v. Lewis, [1949] 2 All E.R. 573 (K.B.D.), Slade J. said at p. 575: For the pur... more »

October surprise

risa bear at A Way to Live - 4 hours ago


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*Ross Perot, the billionaire who shook up the 1992 presidential campaign, has largely remained silent since his emergence on the nation’s political stage nearly two decades ago and as he emerges from the shadows (in part to drum up interest in his forthcoming autobiography), he’s remaining silent about one more thing: the current top candidates running for office.* Pressed by USA Today’s Richard Wolf to endorse a candidate, Perot declined, despite the fact that “members of his family have donated almost exclusively to Republicans in recent years.” Perot is an equal-opportunity crit... more »

White House admits cyber attack, says no data lost

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged Monday that one of its computer networks was hit by a cyber attack, but said there was no breach of any classified systems and no indication any data was lost.* An administration official made the comment after a report from a right-wing news site that Chinese hackers had breached a key White House military system. The US official said the attack was against "an unclassified network" and was a case of "spear phishing," in which a spoofed email tricks a user into clicking through to a website where a hacker can install malicious software o... more »

Neocon Think-Tank Director Suggests False Flag Needed to Start War With Iran

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* Patrick Clawson, deputy director of research for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy(WINEP) was caught on film last week suggesting that crisis initiation (i.e. a false flag) is needed to “get America into war with Iran.” Clawson has very little confidence that Obama “can get us into war.” WINEP was founded in 1985 by Martin Indyk, former US Ambassador to Israel and former deputy director of research for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) which is the largest and most influential Zionist-controlled pro-Israeli lobby on Cap... more »

Over 2,000 Jobs to Go As JJB Stores Close

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Over 130 JJB Sports stores will close down today resulting in 2,200 redundancies, the company's administrators have said.* KPMG confirmed that Sports Direct bought just 20 of the troubled retailer's stores, its brand and website for £23.77m. Up to a further £250,000 will be paid after the completion of stock-taking, it added. The deal saves around 550 jobs in the UK, including at the company's warehouse. KPMG's Richard Fleming said attempts to restructure the business had failed. "Unfortunately a buyer could only be found for 20 stores on a going concern basis," he said. "All s... more »

Egypt talks on $4.8 billion deal with IMF delayed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Egypt's negotiations for a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF have been delayed to give the government more time to draw up its economic reform program, the two sides said on Monday.* Egypt was due to receive a team from the International Monetary Fund at the end of September to discuss the terms of the loan. It urgently needs financial support to prop up state coffers weakened by economic turmoil since the popular uprising last year that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. "The authorities are working on their economic program and have indicated that they need some additional... more »

More greatest tales of past White House debates!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 5 hours ago
***MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012* *Dick Nixon won on the radio:* On Saturday, we may have overstated a bit concerning the press corps’ Standard Tales from Past Presidential Debates. We said there were maybe a dozen such tales. The best number may be smaller. Last Friday night, Anderson Cooper rattled a list of the Standard Tales the children haul out at this time of the year. These are the seven he treated: *The mainstream press corps’ Standard Tales from Past Presidential Debates* *1960:* Richard Nixon “sweat[s] profusely under the hot studio lights.” *1976:* Gerald Ford makes a ridiculous... more »

Comet 2012 S1: Newly-Discovered Comet May Outshine The Moon

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*A newly-discovered comet should become one of the brightest lights in the sky - even outshining the Moon, according to astronomers.* Russian astronomers recently spotted comet 2012 S1 (ISON) 90 million kilometres from the Earth, according to a report by National Geographic. It is currently a faint glow streaking between Saturn and Jupiter, but as the Sun's gravity draws the comet closer, dust and ice will be blasted off, it giving it a highly-reflective tail. Depending on how big the tails gets, the three-kilometre wide comet may become more visible for a few months in late 2013 a... more »

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake WESTERN UZBEKISTAN - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck WESTERN UZBEKISTAN at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles), the quake hit at 13:45:35 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) ENE of Gazli, Uzbekistan No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has struck KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 13:25:59 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 178 km (110 miles) WNW of Sikabaluan, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA - 1st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 12:55:37 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 213 km (132 miles) ESE of Sarangani, Philippines No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

What's the best way to carve wood?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
Whittle by whittle.

Typhoon Jelawat leaves two dead in Japan during record rainfall

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 5 hours ago
TOKYO, Oct. 1 (UPI) – Typhoon Jelawat has begun to weaken over Japan after authorities said flooding left two people dead and threatened thousands of others with evacuation. At noon local time Monday, the storm was 56 miles east southeast of Nemuro on the northern island of Hokkaido, moving at 46 mph with winds of up to 78 mph, Kyodo News reported. Rain was falling at a record rate of 3.25 inches an hour in Iwate prefecture, in the northeast region of Honshu, the country's largest island, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. In Miyagi prefecture, just south of Iwate prefecture,... more »


noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 hours ago
Did we miss it again? Nominations for the Canadian Blog Awards are seemingly open. Or are they? The copy says that nominations were opened early this year (date of blogpost is August 18) and will close in September, no specific date given. But I managed to nominate a couple of blogs in the dreaded feminismyesterday. We'll see, I guess.

Make Your Stand

Sophia at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
Love is a force. Your heart is the most powerful organ in your body. If you weren’t sure about what resource you’d use to get you through any difficult times, doubt no more. With the power of your very essence you’ll emerge on the other end of whatever it is you are facing right now – and shine. Just love. It is the one thing no one can take from you. It is always available and can be pulled out and used at any moment. Above the din of alarm and worry and fear and despair, there is a place of peace. It is from there you will make your clearest decisions and your most def... more »

How organized crime is destroying the rainforests

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 5 hours ago
[image: A poacher chops down a tree in a protected forest. The real brains behind the trade in illegal timber are elsewhere. Sipa Press / Rex Features via newscientist.com]By Sara Reardon and Rowan Hooper 1 October 2012 It's not as glamorous as chercocaine or diamonds, but the illegal logging industry has become very attractive to criminal organisations over the past decade. A new report finds that up to 90 per cent of tropical deforestation can be attributed to organised crime, which controls up to 30 per cent of the global timber trade. For years, environmental regulators tho... more »

moral compass

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
When healthcare became a business... we lost our moral compass.

re - lax

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 5 hours ago
*American Scofflaw* The only reason, ultimately, that the US and NATO are still in country here is to support a publicly funded war, ultimately for private profit. Since the inception of the US/NATO occupation, cheap, pure heroin has been flowing like wine, the dollars are getting laundered by corporate banks. IF the TAPI pipeline ever gets built, bringing natural gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan, there will be a lot of corporate profit. If the wealth of minerals is ever exploited, there will be a lot of corporate profit. And China is already making moves toward developing a copper...more »

First Monday in October

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 6 hours ago
*What better place to start a new month? * "Weighty Supreme Court docket focuses on questions of equality" by Adam Liptak | New York Times, September 30, 2012 WASHINGTON — 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. The theme this term is the nature of equality, and it will play out over issues that have bedeviled the nation for decades.... The... more »

A "Green on Blue" Battle?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 6 hours ago
Has it really come to this? A U.S. Army unit has engaged in a firefightwith an Afghan Army unit resulting in two dead Americans and three Afghan Army fatalities. Afghan officials say the Americans fired first. The Americans claim the gunfight broke out after two Americans were killed by mortar fire from an Afghan Army checkpoint.

You can't win if you don't play the game

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 6 hours ago
Adding a bit to my previous post on tragically disappointed emo-progressives, the lovely Marcellina, (if you're not reading her Austrian based blog, you're a loser), kindly provides a link to this Rebecca Solnit piece on pragmatism versus wishful thinking of the emo-left. Read it all because she's so eloquent but here's a couple of the salient points. On the accusations of the purists that pragmatic libs are ignoring, if not condoning, the unattractive policies of the Obama administration: There are bad things and they are bad. There are good things and they are good, even though ... more »

Matthew Le Tissier - Football Genius and more

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
What Matthew Le Tissier was famous for. And also a less well known talent...

10 Best Survival Foods At Your Local Supermarket

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
*Activist Post* As food prices continue to skyrocket, having a bulk supply of food is a great investment. But it also provides security and peace of mind against potential emergencies. By now most people should be aware that grocery stores only have about 3 days of food in stock when crises strike. So if anything was to disrupt the food supply chain for an extended period of time, there would be untold chaos in most communities. Any number of events could trigger mass disruption to a fragile food system, many of which are well documented and even predicted. Even NASA has warne... more »

Swagel on Bair

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 6 hours ago
University of Maryland economist Phill Swagel reviews the new book by the former FDIC head.

Occupy the Debates

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 6 hours ago
I know you're all champing at the bit in anticipation of Debate Night this week. How many pre-approved fake spontaneous retorts will erupt from the mealy mouth of Mitt? Just how carefully is Barack Obama being trained to suppress his million-dollar grin as a charm-offensive prelude to every non-answer to every softball question? Since the trio of presidential Q&As (they're not really debates at all) are privately planned and funded by the exclusive Commission on Presidential Debates, only the two apparatchiks of the Duopoly will be allowed to participate. There will be no Jill Stei... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Mitigation modified to get flood project moving ~Amy Wold * *Corps awards contract for Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps* *Project probes Acadian plants’ healing properties* *The Taste of the NFL Dinner Series to benefit 2nd Harvest!* *Slow Food fo'da Super Bowl at'da Rock'N'Bowl!* *What really happened in Treme the night musicians were arrested ~Big Red Cotton, Gambit*

The System is Broken, A Revolution is Coming

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
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Most of Canada's wasted food dumped from homes ($27 billion worth, over $1000 for every Canadian a year)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Canadians are among the world's most well-fed people — so much so that we're wasting billions of dollars worth of edible food a year, mostly coming from our homes, according to a study. The Cut Waste, Grow Profit draft report from the Ontario-based Value Chain Management Centre (VCMC) suggests that more than half (51 per cent) of the estimated $27 billion of food wasted countrywide ends up as unwanted leftovers dropped into household trash bins. Expectations for larger portion sizes, confusion about safe consumption and sell-by dates, and the low cost to households of over-purchasi... more »

The heat is on for California wines as climate changes

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
[image: Grape breeder in Viticulture and Enology at the University of California-Davis Andy Walker walks through UC Davis's test vineyard. Climate change could dramatically affect the microclimates that have made California wine country so successful. science.kqed.org]By Lauren Sommer from QUEST Northern California 4 September 2012 You've probably heard of the wines that made Napa and Sonoma famous, like Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. But what about Negroamaro or Nero d'Avola? They're wine grapes that are well-adapted to hotter climates – the kind of conditions that Californ... more »

California farmers examine climate change issues

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
[image: The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared the San Joaquin Valley a disaster area in 2009. Several years of little rain have made conditions grim for farmers. MIKE THARP / mercedsunstar.com] By Robert Rodriguez 27 September 2012 (The Fresno Bee) – New science and research has San Joaquin Valley farmers taking a harder look at the effect that climate change may have on their industry. If researcher's predictions hold true, the Valley's multi-billion dollar agriculture industry will be hit with longer stretches of hot temperatures, fewer colder days and shrinking water su... more »

European Breakup - she is German, he is a Greek... then comes Spain... Just a funny low-budget movie

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at 7 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/q5FT47kLZfs John

Catch of the Day

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 7 hours ago
This was going to be some cranky blogging, but I happened to look around after I wrote it and noticed that not only did Steve M. beat me to it, but he did a better job than I was going to do on Frank Bruni's obscene column urging "sacrifice" in the NYT Sunday Review yesterday. "It's time to take our medicine"??? Disgusting. I mean, wrong as Bruni is on Paul Ryan, he's even totally unfair to Mitt Romney, who actually has been saying, at least recently, that people shouldn't expect a tax cut from his tax reform proposal. You know how hard it is to be unfair to Mitt Romney over his tax... more »

Global warming damaging global economy already, report finds

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 7 hours ago
[image: Bangladeshi villagers rebuild an embankment in Padmapukir on the outskirts of Satkhira some 400 km from Dhaka on 3 June 2009. Bangladesh and India launched major relief operations after Cyclone Aila tore into the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal on 25 May 2009, killing at least 94 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP / Getty Images] By Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent, www.guardian.co.uk 25 September 2012 Climate change is already contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than $1.2 tri... more »

Nima Arkani-Hamed attracts India to physics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
Nima Arkani-Hamed, a winner of the inaugural Milner prize who just sent me a kind and interesting e-mail, is visiting India. He gave an interview to the Times of India: Idea of space and time needs to be replaced: Arkani-Hamed In the interview, he talks about the Higgs discovery, the future of particle physics, evolution of quantum mechanics, unity of string theory and particle physics, validity of the Big Bang theory, and benefits of the Milner prize for physics. You may tell everyone what you think about the questions and Nima's answers (yes, I agree with every word of his her... more »

Is US Per Capita GDP Growth in Decline?

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 7 hours ago
In my column last week at The Breakthrough Institute on Robert Gordon's analysis of US per capita economic growth, I identified what I believe to be an error in his calculation of post-1950 growth rates. Such an error matters because Gordon's recent discussion paper has been called " “the summer’s most talked about working paper in economics” and argues a data-based case for US decline. My view is that such discussions should at least start with a solid empirical basis and re-checking assertions grounded in data claims is fair game (not all agree, however). Gordon has written the ... more »

Ishioka Lives!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 8 hours ago
I was looking at bike routes today and as my eyes swept across Shigang town and there was a RR station -- in Japanese! Ishioka is Shigang ("rock ridge") in Japanese. Interestingly, the railway line, an old spur line that ran from Houli Station out to Dongshi during the Japanese period, has been turned into a bike trail (green line) and the rails are long gone. Cool that Google still preserves the old meaning and the old station location. None of the other stations on the line are still marked on Google. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my... more »

stephen harper awarded first richard nixon award

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
Some of us found it more than a little strange to learn that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been named World Statesman of the Year by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. Perhaps this is to expected in a world where Barack Obama - now Commander in Chief of a military presence in more than 150 countries, waging no less than 75 "special ops" wars - is given the Nobel Peace Prize. Even Resident Bush managed to hold the number of secret wars to 67. Fear not, Canada. We will not be outdone. "A coalition of international and community groups" announced that Harper has won the first ev... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 8 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Matt Cain, 28. His baseball-ref most similar going in to the season was John Smoltz, and Cain had a better age-27 year than Smoltz did...but Smoltz then took a big step forward and had five excellent years after that. Still, I'm curious about what Cain's most-similar list will look like after this season. In the meantime, the good stuff: 1. I know I'm going to write a pre-debate post sometime this week, but alas for me Seth Masket already has it all covered. Short, to the point, covers it all. 2. More on the party ID/polling question, from Mark Blumenthal; see al... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012* *Part 4—A grossly misleading book tour:* Friend, do you want to use test scores to compare the performance of two different school districts? Do you want to compare the performance of the schools in two different states? If you want to make that kind of comparison, you have to “disaggregate” those scores! You have to make a good faith effort to compare similar student populations from one district or state to the next. Some districts are full of high-income kids; other districts struggle with the challenges of poverty and/or with the backwash of our racial... more »

Why Does Digby Want To Burn Down The Old Boys Club? Why?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Digby sent out the weekly Blue America letter to our membership yesterday. She called it, "Two Strong Women Are About To Make History-- And Turn The U.S. Senate On Its Head" and it was an especially potent message. If you've ever contributed to a Blue America candidate, you got this yesterday. (If you haven't wand want to get our weekly e-mails, even one dollar puts you on the list. You can contribute here or on any of our dozen or so pages.) As Digby pointed out, you were probably getting inundated with letters from Democrats this weekend begging for money for yet another end of t... more »

Losing Candidate Or Losing Party?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
As Republicans bemoan the growing lead Barack Obama has over Mitt Romney in the polls, they are turning on Romney, calling him a bad candidate. That's passing strange. Romney has espoused all the party's current positions -- even if they are contrary to positions he has held in the past. Richard Cohen writes in *The Washington Post* that -- even if Romney is a robotic candidate -- the real problem lies not with Romney but with his party and its primaries: Since Republicans are so focused on the individual and not on the system that produced him, they miss the real problem. The s... more »

Western Mines Continue Poisoning Water Supplies

By: Duane Craig Colorado’s watershed continues being poisoned by the state’s mining legacy, according to this article. Abandoned mines so far have impaired 1,300 miles of the state’s streams and the headwaters of 40 percent of the Western rivers. The toxic sludge flowing from just one of the more notoriously contaminating mines, the Penn Mine, released “186 pounds of cadmium, 4,496 pounds of copper, 21,529 pounds of manganese, 21 pounds of lead and 39,896 pounds of zinc in a single year.” That contamination left two waterways largely devoid of aquatic life. The solutions are complex ... more »

Wrongly convicted inmates freed but get little help

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
USA Today Brad Heath *Former inmates abruptly freed after spending up to six years in federal prison even though they were "legally innocent" are coming home with less help than the government typically provides the guilty after they are released.* Kim Harris was declared legally innocent and released from prison with little more than a bus ticket and the clothes she was wearing. Most of them have received little more than a bus ticket. Federal law does not require the government to help them search for jobs or find basic necessities such as clothing and a place to live, assista... more »

Walking to work...

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago

Tweets From the Edge

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Some of my more noteworthy and most heavily retweeted dispatches on Twitter from the last few days. Sorry I haven't got the time to write more. I'm too busy trying to keep the lights and gas on and a roof over our heads. Dear October, I need some good news, like someone telling me Pam Geller is really the author of @bradthor's #novels. — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) October 1, 2012 Hilarious that the #GOP VP pick belonging to a party espousing a shorter tax code won't explain Mitt's tax plan because it's too long. #p2 — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) September 30, 2012 "Paul... more »

Monday Morning Linkage

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
- Mark Adomanis looks at Moscow's decision to expel USAID. - Taylor Favrel analyzes recent Chinese statements on the East China Sea dispute. - Zachary Keck worries about the US-ROK alliance. - Cyril Almeida on the drone debate in Pakistan (via 3QD). - The most recent green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan dissected. - David Smock at *Registan* trashes David Barno's advice on US Afghanistan policy. More from *Gunpowder and Lead*. - Zenpundit riffs on Luttwak's discussion of Australian-American China policy. - BLTN: Steve Walt previewed his upcoming ta... more »

Election seen reinforcing status quo in Washington

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - In forecasting what the U.S. Congress will look like after the November 6 elections, Princeton University's Sam Wang is what his fellow analysts call an "outlier."* Wang, one of a dozen or so leading academics who use statistical data to forecast elections, says there is a 74 percent probability that the Democrats will gain the net 25 seats they need to take control of the 435-seat House of Representatives from the Republicans. He cites President Barack Obama's recent rise in the polls, which Wang says could help other Democrats on House ballots. Wang says his estimate... more »

World Trade Center Building 7 Explained Simply

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
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Spaniards Rise Up, Police Smash Them Down

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
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GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxicity Leaving Men Sterile

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter What if the pesticides and herbicides being sprayed on your food was causing your sperm to die? What if GMO crops had the same effect? What would it mean for humanity if this “modern food marvel” (as Monsanto would like you to think) was actually making men infertile, and eventually wipe us out? Sounds pretty end-of-times-ish, but it’s happening right now. Well, studies indicate that factors like glyphosate toxicity and GMO technologies could be playing a significant role in the growing number of men who struggle with fertility. *Glyphosate Toxicity and GMO Te... more »

Designing the Universe as we go...?

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at 9 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/XPqferL9no8 What's "real" about reality? Is matter 'frozen' energy? Who are we within "the Matrix" of realities? How can we change our world, can't we? Too many things are taken for granted. Too many ideas are forwarded to us as "true" that in hindsight appeared flawed. Are we manipulated or manipulating the world ourselves? This movie may seem esoteric, yet it holds to my opinion a few truths. Hint: replay the part between 8:37 and 9:20 and listen carefully. The role of consciousness on observations still is little understood... John
( This blog - My Hiding Place - is one with so much rich content I can't keep up : and it's a real loss that I don't. Linux by a programmer and physics from an outside the box thinker. Heck : he's nowhere near the box. Not that Dad2059 isn't also worthy of note. )

First was the ammunition, now comes the weapons

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
*Keep the people ignorant and afraid and control and power becomes a detail – a self-generating byproduct of the people’s hysteria . . . The universal methodology of the tyrant is always incrementalism. *-- Derek Audette James Smith, *Contributor* First came the ammunition requests, and now it’s time for the weapons. The incremental creep of arming government thugs continues one step at a time, one breath at a time, until it becomes one American death at a time. Department of Homeland Security has placed an initial order of up to 7,000 5.56x45mm North Atlantic Treaty Organization... more »
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