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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

13 October - Blogs I'm Following II

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Biden’s Benghazi claim: Is he lying, or is the Obama administration really this incompetent?

The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh



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The West Helps Turkey To Slaughter Its Kurds, But Gets All Uppity About Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 minutes ago
*The "Responsibility to Protect" principle is complete bullshit. * "Draw up any scenario you please: the Kurds are available. Lacking a state of their own, the Kurds thrive when all the existing states are in turmoil." - Robert D. Kaplan, *"Sons of Devils,"* The Atlantic, November 1987. [1]. "The Kurds have understood Reagan's words well, when he said that Kurdistan is a matchbox, that might at any moment act in its own aims and interests." - Ishkhan Miroev, *"The Kurds won't sacrifice themselves to the West,"*Pravda, March 27, 2012. [2]. "The Kurds will not be anybody's army. W... more »

Carol Shea-Porter Is Certain Small Businesses Will Power An Economic Recovery

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 minutes ago
There are no sure shots in electoral politics. Anything can happen. But right now, we're looking at all the Blue America House races and we think the closest we have to sure shots for our candidates are Beto O'Rourke (TX) and Alan Grayson (FL). Alan Lowenthal (CA) seems pretty solid and Carol Shea-Porter appears to be in good shape as well. It looks like New Hampshire voters snapped out of it and realize what a dreadful mistake they made in 2010. The state legislature is likely to flip back to Democratic control and things like good for both Ann Kuster and Carol. Although a poll f... more »

Peace Prize for Those who Declared War on Iran

Intercept at The Intercept - 42 minutes ago
Iran Review *Kourosh Ziabari* Nobel Prize is the most prestigious honor which one may be awarded in his lifetime. The legacy of Alfred Nobel is so matchless and incomparable that more than one century after the first Nobel Prize was awarded, it is still the most exalted and esteemed prize that can be conferred to people who work for the promotion and advancement of sciences and global peace. Many people live their entire life with the dream of winning a Nobel Prize, without revealing this sealed aspiration to anyone. Chemists, physicists, medics, economists, authors, poets and act... more »

America, It Is Time To Take A Stand!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 47 minutes ago
I spent the day trolling around the internet, and especially into real truth seeker sites, especially those who I consider close friends of mine...It has always been important for all of us to share any important information so that EVERYONE gets the messages! One article really caught my eye, and I wanted to share it here with my own readers. It comes from my friend, John Friend, who writes the fabulous blog: John Friend's Blog, at www.johnfriendsblog.blogspot.com. It is entitled: "America, It's Time To Take A Stand!", and it contains a very interesting and very important video ... more »

Great Video Showing Albert Einstein For The FRAUD He Truly Was!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
In all my years in the false education system including University and College, I was led to believe much like almost everyone else, that Albert Einstein was the "Greatest" scientist that the world has ever known. We all have been brainwashed over the years with the firm belief that Albert Einstein gave us the great gifts of his "Theory Of Relativity", and of course his "E = M x C squared" computation for conversion of matter into energy. But after years of research, I can tell everyone that Albert Einstein was a fraud. The man was a Patent clerk that stole most of his so calle... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Spiky stars and spooky shapes abound in this deep cosmic skyscape. Its well-composed field of view covers about 2 Full Moons on the sky toward the constellation Pegasus. Of course the brighter stars show diffraction spikes, the commonly seen effect of internal supports in reflecting telescopes, and lie well within our own Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* The faint but pervasive clouds of interstellar dust ride above the galactic plane and dimly reflect the Milky Way's combined starlight. Known as high latitude cirrus or integrated flux nebulae they are associate... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
St. Ignatius, Montana, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Welfarism 23: CCT, 4Ps and Central Planning

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
More government central planning, more wastes and inefficiencies. This is once more exhibited in the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) program of the government. My economist friend from UP, Jhiedon Florentino, rode a taxi and engaged the taxi driver to a fruitful conversation. Well, it’s more of probing the mind of one of the average persons in this country on what they think of certain government policies like the CCT. Jhie is down to earth enough to listen to the man’s frank ideas and witty remarks. Then he posted their conversation in... more »

“Project Cloverleaf: Ex-Government Employee Talks About Chemtrails”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Project Cloverleaf: * *Ex-Government Employee Talks About Chemtrails”* by Michael Vincent Anthony "The chemtrail program is also known as “Project Cloverleaf”, and it is very compartmentalized. Even the pilots themselves have no real idea of why they are actually spraying. Chemtrails are a sub-program of the US Navy’s Radio Frequency Mission Planner (RFMP) program called the Variable Terrain Radio Parabolic Equation (VTRPE) – a system for creating 3D battlefield imaging that the US military has been using in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the chemtrail contents are biological ... more »

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Daily Mail - The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures - This means that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996 The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatur... more »

Chet Raymo, “Facing Backwards”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Facing Backwards”* by Chet Raymo “Perhaps the greatest problem facing the world today is the disparity of power between rich and poor. Technology (satellite television, the internet, easy international travel) keeps the disparity at front of mind for the oppressed. They turn first of all to religion as an anodyne. After all, what is more empowering than to have God on one's side, and what is more consoling than the promise of paradise while the oppressor burns in hell. There is no shortage of mullahs, preachers, and gurus with agendas of their own ready to whip believers into ... more »

"Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate and Control?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate and Control?" * by Bruce E. Levine "What a fascinating thing! Total control of a living organism!" - psychologist B.F. Skinner "The corporatization of society requires a population that accepts control by authorities, and so when psychologists and psychiatrists began providing techniques that could control people, the corporatocracy embraced mental health professionals. In psychologist B.F. Skinner’s best-selling book "Beyond Freedom and Dignity" (1971), he argued that freedom and dignity are illusions that hinder the science of ... more »


John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 3 hours ago
(Photo by John Carroll) *Sorry, my dear, but we just didn’t care. You probably realize that now. * * You appeared with a tense, distended, and painful abdomen. For four days you hadn’t been able to relieve yourself nor even sleep due to horrible visceral pain that distended lumens cause. * * *We poked and prodded your midsection as you winced. And we used those big words as we concluded that y*ou had a bowel obstruction. * * Your eyes searched our eyes. You looked but we couldn’t. * * **And our hands and minds could not be pushed into action for you. My dear, you know why you got into t... more »

Mass. Drug Labs a Mess

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 3 hours ago
*I'll give you the samples I tested*: * **"State says chemist at drug lab imperiled evidence" by Milton J. Valencia | Globe Staff, August 30, 2012* A chemist at a state drug-testing laboratory is accused of circumventing standard procedures in the handling of drug evidence, lapses that could jeopardize thousands of drug prosecutions and convictions in Massachusetts over the past several years, the head of the State Police said Thursday. State Police Colonel Timothy P. Alben said the Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Jamaica Plain, which had conducted about half of the state’s d... more »

Frontiers of shamelessness: Chuck Lorre hawks his book-form collection of his vanity cards

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*You know the old saying, "Shameless is as shameless does." Okay, maybe it's not an old saying, and maybe I'm not even sure what it would mean if it were. But somehow it seems pertinent to Chuck Lorre's collection of his celebrated end-of-show vanity cards -- with, he promises, some new material added.* *by Ken* So here I was just this week bragging about how I was on top of my new-season televiewing. It shouldn't be that tough, really, since it's pretty much all old and returning shows. (I'm casting a wary eye on CBS's * Partners*, though I missed the pilot, and the show is appare... more »

For whom the dog whistle blows

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 3 hours ago
Granted this is one guy with a hideously racist tshirt at one Romney rally and the campaign quietly denounced the shirt, but it's not as if Team Romney hasn't been encouraging this sort of thing right along. Blow that dog whistle at the decibel level of an air raid siren and all the vicious dogs come out. This is not at all an isolated incident. There's been hundreds of instances of this sort all over the country. And then there's the countless local Republican politicians and operatives "accidentally" sending racist emails and making racist "jokes" (and they're very sorry if anyo... more »

First Nation Terrance Nelson in Iran

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
** Terrance Nelson *What Miles Doesn't Know* *By Terrance Nelson, First Nation Roseau River Ojibwe* *Censored News* *http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com* *October 13th 2012* Terrance Nelson refers to: *Miles Morrisseau: If all Canadians are free to visit Iran, why not Terry Nelson* > http://www.firstperspective.**ca/news-releases/36-native-** > writes-miles-morrisseau/2046-**if-all-canadians-are-free-to-** > visit-iran-why-not-terry-**nelson Why does the Jewish media put Terrance Nelson on the front page of the Winnipeg Sun? Miles Morrisseau doesn't know. What a lot of First Nation... more »

Barack Hussein Obama

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." More here - http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/06/opinion/06kristof.html?_r=1

Trouble in Catalonia

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
Much of Spain was ruled by Muslim conquerors from 711 and 1492, and Salafists believe that the territories the Muslims lost during the Spanish Reconquista still belong to them, and that they have a right to return and establish their rule there. More here - http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3393/catalonia-islamic-republic

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Teen suicide rate drops overall but rises for girls

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Overall the rate of teen suicide has dropped over time and fairly significantly. But since teenage boys commit suicide at a far greater rate than girls a significant drop in boys killing themselves swamps a statistically significant increase in girls killing themselves. None of this is to trivialize any suicide but rather to note the problem is complex and what works for one group may not work for another. The rate, for example, is much higher in some groups and some regions than others. Overall for all ages and subgroups the rate seems fairly constant in Canada around 11 in 1... more »

UN peace envoy draws up plan for 3,000 strong peacekeeping force in Syria: Here we go!

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago

Operation Dot Com: Sting Reveals Drug Dealers Openly Advertising on Craigslist

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*I'm curious. What's the point of stopping them? Addicts who can't find one source will find another. Why stop fools from self-destructing, an nearly impossible task, when there are plenty of violent crimes and safety issues (not to mention political ones) that desperately need policing?* http://abcnews.go.com/US/operation-dot-sting-reveals-drug-dealers-openly-advertising/story?id=17470366#.UHnsoIXfJ2A

Jeff Gaglio, Paramedic Punished for Giving Blanket to Cold Elderly Fire Survivor: Welcome to Detroit

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Favourite line in article: "Jerald James, chief of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), who is responsible for Gaglio's punishment, said in defense of the charges, 'We can't have an employee who feels that they have a right to give away state property without getting prior approval.'"** Favourite fact in article:** The department didn't pay for the blanket. It had been donated. * http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/paramedic-punished-giving-blanket-cold-elderly-fire-survivor-174434660.html

Turkey condemns UN for inaction in Syria [Turkey Deserves Contempt, Not Syria]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
The same country that has savagely murdered thousands of Kurds, bombed innocent civilians in its villages, and *locked up journalists* who criticized the government's policies is calling for UN intervention in its neighbouring country for "humanitarian" aims. What a joke. Turkey is not a moral leader. It has no right to speak about freedom and democracy, and the need to protect civilians from state power. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan should first fix his country's problems before lecturing Assad about good governance. I don't like either men, but at least Assad is not arrogant eno... more »

A parable

Bill Robertson at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Once upon a time in a world not long ago ..a succession of countries held sway over the planet. A great war ensued and two countries were left standing. The two countries remained in contention for nearly half a century. Then one let it’s infrastructure decay and economy falter while pouring it’s national treasure into the military. They became stuck in an unending war in Afghanistan. The other country watched in amazement while their former adversary became weaker and weaker and then totally disintegrated. Amazement gave way to arrogance. Arrogance gave way to recklessness and th... more »

"Facts, Not Theories: P.T. Barnum"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Facts, Not Theories: P. T. Barnum"* By Herb Reich "We all have our cherished theories about everything from famous quips to favorite cures, not to mention history. But the facts tell a different story. Did showman P. T. Barnum really say, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”? No, he didn’t. Here’s how we fell for this misconception, according to the Barnum Museum: In 1868, a man named George Hull, of Binghamton, New York, arranged for a slab of gypsum to be carved in the shape of a huge human being, then had it treated to resemble an ossified corpse and buried it on a far... more »

Peacekeepers to Syria- Looks as if it is being considered.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Who will be doing the peacekeeping? And will they be keeping the peace? I guess it depends on the choice of peacekeepers? I would think the UN envoy MUST consider peacekeepers that the Syrians would agree to having present. As far as I can see there are only a few stories covering this news at this time *Jerusalem Post* Telegraph: UN peace envoy draws up plan for 3,000 strong peacekeeping force in Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran Algerian diplomat who took over as joint United Nations and Arab League peace envoy last month, has spent recent weeks quietly sounding out which cou... more »

'Monsanto & Frankenstein next!' Max Keiser Destroys 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 6 hours ago
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No, the Gulf Oil “Sheen” Is Not Oil Coming from the BP Wreckage

Intercept at The Intercept - 6 hours ago
Washington's Blog BP’s Explanation Is Incorrect Now that the new oil “sheen” has been confirmed by the government as coming from BP’s crippled Macondo well, BP’s fallback position is that the new sheen is just oil leaking from the wreckage of the drilling rig lying on the bottom of the ocean. As Bloomberg reports: “The exact source of the sheen is uncertain at this time, but could be residual oil associated with wreckage and/or debris left on the seabed from the Deepwater Horizon incident,” according to the statement. *** “The most likely source is the bent riser pipe that once... more »

Why democracy is not enough to protect liberty

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago
Preparing for a class this week I was researching the many cases involving freedom of religion and speech arising from persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses and came across this passage from West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 US 624: The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of wor... more »

CLASSE analysis of Quebec student movement tactics

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 6 hours ago
The Coalition large de l'Association pour une solidarité syndicale étuduantes (CLASSE) is a vibrant and inspiring non-hierarchical student activist collective that, more than any other group, catalyzed and ran the revolutionary "Maple Spring" ("Printemps érable") which recently shook Québec society and its political elites. It is the largest student union in Québec. This year, it engineered the

"What Samurai Philosophy Can Teach You About Modern Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"What Samurai Philosophy Can Teach You About Modern Life"* by The Daily Mind “There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking.” – from the Hagakure, a famous Samurai manual. I love Samurai. Ever since I was little I have been fascinated with their way of life and how they mixed the Zen Buddhist teachi... more »

British press acknowledg​es Antarctic ice at record high levels

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
IceAgeNow “Now there’s more ice at South Pole than ever,” headlines the Daily Mail. “(So much for global warming thawing Antarctica!)” Yes, that last part about global warming is also part of the headline. “Ice around the South Pole has expanded to cover a record area, scientists revealed yesterday – a month after saying that the North Pole had lost an unprecedented amount of its ice.” September 26, 2012, when ice covered more of the Southern Ocean than at any other time in the satellite record. At the end of the southern winter in September, ice covered 7.51 million square m... more »

Prop 37- Pesticide Industry Greed vs California

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The pesticide industry has poured millions of dollars into a barrage of false and misleading advertising and is trying to turn public opinion around on Prop 37, the right to know what's in our food. Before they starting their big chemically-financed campaign Prop 37 was winning BIG. Now it's much closer. A poll from Pepperdine shows the race narrowing. Amazingly people watch an ad paid for by a bunch of wealthy toxic polluters threatening their children's health and lives and they think, "yeah, we don't need to know what's in the food we eat. That makes sense." Gary Ruskin, Yes o... more »

we like lists: list # 18: words that were once people

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
I really enjoy learning about the origins of words and expressions. (I included this in our last list.) Several words now part of ordinary vocabulary started out as proper names. In 1880, a group of Irish tenant farmers organized a labour ostracism against the agent of an abusive absentee landlord. The agent's name was Charles Boycott. Charles Ponzi was a con artist who promised investors they would double their money in 90 days. In the film "La Dolce Vita," directed by Federico Fellini, an intrusive photographer is named Paparazzo. Thomas Bowdler was a crusading editor who publ... more »

Psychology: “The Illusion of Transparency”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Illusion of Transparency”* Other people can't read your mental state as well as you think. by PsyBlog "Most people hate public speaking. The very idea starts the palms sweating and the stomach churning. It makes sense: with everyone's eyes on you, the potential for embarrassment is huge. Crowds, we are told, can sense our nerves. Or can they? We may feel terribly nervous here on the inside, but what can other people read from our facial expressions, speech patterns and general demeanour? When this is tested experimentally we find an interesting thing. In one study in whic... more »

Green Party pres’l candidate misses crucial political opportunity by not talking up democracy in Israel/Palestine

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
MondoWeiss Phillip Weiss The following letter to Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, was shared with us by Justine McCabe and Joel Kovel, two of its authors. The other signatories, also associated with the Green Party, are Lenni Brenner, Stan Heller and David Schwartzman. Links to documents appear at the end of the letter. We publish the letter below in response to Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s latest press release (10/8) on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, issued on the occasion of the recent Russell Tribunal on Palestine in NYC. We gladly acknowle... more » 

Psychology: “Combating Emotional Vampires”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Combating Emotional Vampires”* by Dr. Judith Orloff “The following is an excerpt from the "Combating Emotional Vampires" on-line course. If you would like to take the entire course, click here. Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the emotional vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our energy. To protect your sensitivity, it's imperative ... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake AZERBAIJAN - 13th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 18:44:12 UTC Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11:44:12 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 41.744°N, 46.342°E Depth 17.4 km (10.8 miles) Region AZERBAIJAN Distances 5 km (3 miles) WNW of Belokany, Azerbaijan

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA - 13th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude mb 5.0 Region CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA Date time 2012-10-13 18:44:09.0 UTC Location 41.74 N ; 47.56 E Depth 10 km Distance 5 km SW Tpig

Caturday Blogging

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
This is often the first thing either Mrs. JP or I see in the morning. It's not so much a "good morning" as it is a, "Good morning, where the fuck is my Friskies?" And yet, despite giving him three, count 'em, *three* sources of clean spring water throughout the house, our sophisticated feline will be caught doing this if we leave the seat up. Sophisticated and urbane animals, my ass.

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN - 13th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 17:59:07 UTC Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:29:07 PM at epicenter Depth 202.9 km (126.1 miles) Region HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN Distance 34 km (21 miles) SE of Jarm, Afghanistan

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 13th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 17:52:50 UTC Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 06:52:50 AM at epicenter Depth 25.6 km (15.9 miles) Region TONGA Distance 43 km (26 miles) ESE of Pangai, Tonga

Snow in north Toronto

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
Melting on landing but still!!!

When you could understand rap

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Grandmaster Flash - The Message

walmart workers issue ultimatum, threaten to walk on busiest shopping day of the year

laura k at wmtc - 9 hours ago
Walmart workers have been trying to reason with their employer and get better working conditions for many, many years. Walmart doesn't ignore their pleas and demands: it punishes them. Retaliation against workers who stand up for better conditions, although illegal, is commonplace. Workers who have joined OUR Walmart - Organization United for Respect at Walmart - aren't asking for some cushy new deal. They just want the basics: things like advanced scheduling, full-time work for people who want it, a living wage, and an end to forced unpaid labour. (Yes, it's pre-1865 in the Republ... more »

William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 9 hours ago
William Koch http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/13/william-koch-kirby-martensen_n_1962400.html * * *William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive* Posted: 10/13/2012 9:39 am EDT Billionaire William Koch is facing a lawsuit in federal court from a former top-level employee who claims the energy mogul lured him to a secluded property, where he was imprisoned and interrogated for a period of time, according to a report in Courthouse News. John Houston Scott, an attorney for Kirby Martenson, a former executive for a number of Koch subsidiaries, confirmed ... more »

What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
This week, I'll go with the affirmative action SCOTUS case. As far as what didn't matter? The events in Libya mattered, but I don't really expect the "scandal" aspect of it to matter at all. But what do you have? What do you think mattered this week?

The Ultimate Dog Shaming

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago

Now we are getting to the real Reason.....Benghazi and Tripoli Fight Over Oil Encouraged By Western Companies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*''The Ambassador Stevens himself was en route to Benghazi as part of a U.S. operation on behalf of U.S. oil companies, for secretive meetings there to muscle in on Benghazi given that it had become apparent that the split with Tripoli was fully underway. * * *http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=631753?rss


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 10 hours ago
The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh POSTED: *October 12, 10:45 AM ET* *Original here* . . Joe Biden at the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky. Alex Wong/Getty Images I've never thought much of Joe Biden. But man, did he get it right in last night's debate, and not just because he walloped sniveling little Paul Ryan on the facts. What he got absolutely right, despite what you mi... more »

Floods trigger humanitarian crisis in Pakistan – Donations urgently needed for UN aid efforts

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 10 hours ago
[image: A family in Sindh province, Pakistan watches floodwaters, 12 October 2012. With nearly five million Pakistanis hit by floods that have already claimed some 400 lives, ruined tens of thousands of houses and vast swathes of crops, and left hundreds of thousands living in camps or simply under tarpaulins, the United Nations today appealed for more donations to bolster relief efforts. Abdul Majeed Goraya / IRIN] 12 October 2012 (United Nations) – With nearly five million Pakistanis hit by floods that have already claimed some 400 lives, ruined tens of thousands of houses and v... more »

The freedom to create a building out of buses

paul at Paying attention - 10 hours ago
The freedom to build a bus walkway Blog posts on Honduras can gets a little gloomy. OK, a lot gloomy. But there are always upsides. When there are no rules, for example, people can enjoy a certain crazy freedom unknown in a place like Victoria, where opening hot dog cart turns into a regulatory ordeal. The view from the highway La Prensa People like Manuel de Jesús Cardoza, who has built a sprawling, four-story building out of old school buses and other scrap. (La Prensa wrote about him today.) Cardoza, who says he’s an engineer with a degree from the “university of the streets,” has ... more » 

Mercury Levels in Tuna ‘Higher than Ever’ – Limit Consumption to Reduce Mercury Exposure, Poisoning

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter While the FDA claims you can have as much as 12 ounces a week of light tuna and up to 6 ounces of albacore, test results from the Mercury Policy Project (MPP) say these amounts are much too high. Mercury exposure through tuna, the MPP reports, is higher than ever, and kids especially should only be eating the fish on an occasional or even rare basis. *Mercury in Tuna – An Ongoing Issue * According to Medical News Today, the Mercury Policy Project has suggested children under 55 pounds should only have light tuna once per month and should never have albacore tu... more »

New Genetically Modified Wheat May Silence Human Genes

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
New GMO Wheat May 'Silence' Vital Human Genes By Elliott Freeman, Digital Journal 11 October 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/13908-new-gmo-wheat-may-silence-vital-human-genes [Excerpted] Australian scientists are expressing grave concerns over a new type of genetically engineered wheat that may cause major health problems for people that consume it. University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann announced the results of his genetic research into the wheat, a type developed by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)... more »

Rising Voices vs. Raised Voices

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Dan and Sheila Gendron, *Contributors* Twenty five or so years ago, when we were wading through heaps of hard-copy books on religions, aliens, secret societies and such, there were precious few others who understood – let alone would bother to research – what was going on and where we as a society/culture were going. Basically, people we could talk with about this were few and far between. In the past 10 to 15 years, we noticed that the number of people who “get it” began to explode exponentially. This seemed to be the first wave of people who figured out that life as we had be... more »

Spreading Iranian cyber attacks hit Israeli military, US financial and Gulf oil targets: US warns of retaliation

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

What is the Council of Canadians? (COC)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
[image: Nero Fiddles while Rome Burns] By Robin Mathews The Council of Canadians – whatever else it may be – is a living and breathing declaration of the failure of the parliamentary system in Canada, and, especially, the failure of Canadian political parties in that system. Let us say at the beginn... more »

WSJ: "Japan Utility Says Crisis Avoidable."

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
October 13, 2012 p. A6 by P. Dvorak and R. Smith "In a stunning reversal, the operator of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant said it knowingly implemented some safety measures for the nuclear plant out of fear of spurring lawsuits, protests, or the closure of the plant." Majia here: While that may be true, this headline is aimed at persuading publics around the world that nuclear energy is STILL safe. IT IS NOT. This story will probably echo across the international mainstream media because it is a PLANT designed to persuade people that the nuclear plant in their region will no... more »

He Wasn't Born With The Monicker Lyin' Ryan-- He Earned It... And Keeps Earning It Every Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The *NY Times* editors liked the vice presidential debate not despite but, in part, *because* they found "Ryan's nonanswers were accurate reflections of his campaign." They found the debate "both enlightening and entertaining" because Biden "would not sit still for a parade of misleadingand often blatantly untruthful descriptions of the state of the economy and the Republican prescriptions for it. Though his grins and head-shakes were often distracting, he did not hesitate to interrupt and demand an end to 'malarkey'.” What a delightful way to inform its readers-- at long last-- wh... more »

Roswell vs. Circleville

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
It has been suggested that a find of a weather balloon sometime prior to July 5, 1947, is similar to that made in Roswell a few days later. A story, headlined, “Flying Disc Believed Found on Pickaway [Ohio] Farm,” published on July 5, 1947, in the *Circleville Herald*, is similar to that published on July 8 by many newspapers around the county including the *Roswell Daily Record*. It is believed that this is, in a similar sense, the Roswell story and how the same explanation can be applied in Roswell that was applied in Ohio. That short article in the Ohio newspaper and later picke... more »

Amanda Todd dies a month after detailing her bullying torment in a YouTube video

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

Anonymous withdraws support for WikiLeaks; Has been 'ruined by egos'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

Czech regional elections: Pilsen defends some decency

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Political colors in regional politics are fortunately not as important as they are in the national and international politics. In the regions, the governors are ultimately doing almost the same things and they have to succeed with predetermined resources, and so on. Personal preferences and abilities of individual politicians/managers are arguably more important. However, these may be just words I designed to reduce my immense dissatisfaction with the regional elections in Czechia that took over yesterday and today. Modern Czechia is divided to 14 regions. You see that Prague ... more »

7 Nasty and Crazy Effects of Pesticides in Food, Exposure

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Lisa Garber When asked by a skeptical friend why you buy organic, do you find yourself tongue-tied? Was it obesity? Or thyroid problems? Why should you buy organic? There are numerous reasons to skip the mainstream supermarket food and shop at an organic grocer, but just one of those reasons revolves around the effects of pesticides. Unfortunately, pesticides attack your body on several fronts. Keep this list handy the next time you find yourself wondering if you should buy a carton of conventional strawberries rather than organic to potentially save a few pennies. Remember th... more »

UK to Introduce National ID Scheme Using Mobile Phones and Social Media Profiles

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Click image to enlarge / credit:Independent Brandon Turbeville Early in 2012, I wrote an article regarding India’s implementation of the Unique Identification (UID) Program for all of its 1.2 billion residents entitled, “Cashless Society: India Implements First Biometric ID Program Despite Growing Concern,” where I detailed the history, mechanisms and ultimate goals of the program. I followed this report by an article entitled, “Japan Proposes Next Phase of Centralized Surveillance,” dealing with the new Japanese UID with a similar analysis. But, while news of India and Japan’s ma... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Our hero, Scott Fujita exonerated ~Levees.org*

How cute! Young Zach Thinks The LPC Will Actually Do Something About Cannabis Decrim ... Don't hold your breath !!

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
* "Another very important development emerged from the Party’s 2012 biennial convention this past January, however. Liberal delegates overwhelming approved a policy pushed by young Liberals in British Columbia advocating the legalization and regulation of cannabis. The fact that 77 percent of all delegates backed the resolution proves that the issue is relevant not only to young Canadians."* *Zach Paikin* *I vowed to myself, sometime back, that ANYTIME I see a member of the Liberal Party of Canada talk about or suggest the lessening of penalties for simple possession of cannabis, t... more »

Clashes erupt on Egypt’s Tahrir Square, over 100 injured

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
Russia Today Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi battled for control of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the recent revolution. Over one hundred protesters are reported injured in the violence. Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi fought for control of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the recent revolution. Protesters hurled rocks and bottles at each other, fists flew and gunshots were heard during the melee in downtown Cairo on Friday. The ongoing conflict is the first major street fight between libera... more »

Don’t Vote For Evil

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Anthony Freda/Dan Zollinger Art Paul Craig Roberts, *Contributor* Back during the George W. Bush neocon regime, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in his UN speech summed up George W. Bush for the world. I am quoting Chavez from memory, not verbatim. “Yesterday standing at this same podium was Satan himself, speaking as if he owned the world. You can still smell the sulfur.” Chavez is one of the American right-wing’s favorite bogymen, because Chavez helps the people instead of bleeding them for the rich, which is Washington’s way. While Washington has driven all but the one perc... more »

Wheat Contains Not One, But 23K Potentially Harmful Proteins

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* Most folks don't realize that when we are talking about health problems associated with wheat, or gluten, we are not talking about a monolithic entity, a singular "bad guy," solely responsible for the havoc commonly experienced as a consequence of consuming this grain. After all, how could just one villain cause the 200+ different clinically observed adverse health effects now linked in the biomedical literature to wheat consumption? *No, the problem is that "gluten" is an abstraction, and in its perceived singularity profoundly misrepresents the true e... more » 

Are you American, Jewish and planning on voting for Barack Obama?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Are you American, Jewish and planning on voting for Barack Obama? If so then please watch this video...

The Meducation Letters

skrashen at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Both letters published in the NY Times about “meducation” (Stephen Colbert’s term) missed the point: Here is a little of the original article, the two letters that were published, and the three that were not published: The article (introduction only): By ALAN SCHWARZ CANTON, Ga. — When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall. The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Ander... more »

Free Planet - each Billionaire costs 33,333 human lives

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 13 hours ago
*Number Of Billionaires Soars Despite Downturn (c) Sky News 2011 The number of billionaires in the UK has increased to 32, with the Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor again named the country's richest man. Despite the property slump, the 59-year-old landowner increased his worth to $13bn - but still only managed 57th on the Forbes global rich list. Despite the global economic downturn, the Forbes 25th list of the richest people on the planet saw the number of billionaires increase by 214 to a record 1,210.* [source SKY NEWS] you meet people in the supermarket talki... more »

Slow Saturday Special: Ohio's One Percent

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 13 hours ago
*I suppose any post from me is special now being it is such a rarity.* "Battle for Ohio heats up; Romney makes new appeals to women after Obama’s lead slipped following lackluster debate performance" by Alan Wirzbicki | Globe Staff, October 13, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio —Interviews with *Democratic and Democratic-leaning women*in Ohio suggest Obama has some ground to make up. The first debate left some of his supporters demoralized, and even caused a few of them to take *another look at Romney*. Cathy Klim, a project manager from Circleville, Ohio, who *voted for Obama in 2008* and said... more »

Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Greater Middle East Energy War

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Global Research F. William Engdahl On October 3, 2012 the Turkish military launched repeated mortar shellings inside Syrian territory. The military action, which was used by the Turkish military, conveniently, to establish a ten-kilometer wide no-man’s land “buffer zone” inside Syria, was in response to the alleged killing by Syrian armed forces of several Turkish civilians along the border. There is widespread speculation that the one Syrian mortar that killed five Turkish civilians well might have been fired by Turkish-backed opposition forces intent on giving Turkey a pretext t... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Alphabet Blocks

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
Alphabet blocks are a great tool to have in your prop box. They can be used for just about any age child and to spell just about anything. With babies I lay the blocks in front of the little one and use them to spell out their name. With maternity sessions, you can use the blocks to spell out the gender or name of the child. I have used alphabet blocks to spell out the age of a child, the wedding date of a couple and the word senior for high school seniors. They are fun, colorful and pretty affordable. You can often buy them at craft stores using a 40% off coupon. My particular ... more »

1812 & stephen harper

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
The cartoon above is dedicated to the principle that the real reason harper is going as far as airing television commercials to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is because it feeds into the militarist culture he's trying to foster in Canada, which itself is really to create the proper environment for war profiteers to flourish. harper's cabal tries to portray 1812 as some sort of national struggle. It wasn't. Most of the inhabitants of the Thirteen Colonies (like most people today) didn't give a shit about the political struggles of their time. They wanted to be l... more »

The soul of a rapidly dying culture!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 * *As captured in one magic sentence:* Incredible? Astounding? Beyond all belief? Which of these terms would *you* apply? No one ever believes Cassandra. But the soul of a rapidly dying culture was captured this morning in just one magical sentence. How emptied out are this nation’s elites? We’ll rest our case on this sentence: “I think I speak for all of America when I say nothing that interesting happened with the vice-presidential candidates.” Surely, you know who wrote those words. But don’t worry! This next time this life-form appears on TV, Rache... more »

No There There

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
In his review of Thursday night's debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Hendrick Hertzberg -- in *The New Yorker* -- draws his readers' attention to the following exchange between the two candidates: BIDEN: I love my friend here. I—I’m not allowed to show letters, but go on our Web site. He sent me two letters saying, “By the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of Wisconsin?” We sent millions of dollars. You know… [crosstalk] MARTHA RADDATZ (moderator): You did ask for stimulus money, correct? BIDEN: Sure he did. By the way… RYAN: On two... more »

The Plan of the Plaintive Jesus-Following Religious: The Romney/Ryan Plan to Obliterate Medicaid

The Romney/Ryan Plan to Obliterate Medicaid — Kevin Drum Fri Oct. 12, 2012 1 (Click here for full effect.) The Journal of the American Medical Association Barrels of ink have been spilled over Medicare during this year's campaign. There's nothing wrong with that: Obama and Romney have fundamentally different approaches to Medicare and they deserve attention. Romney, for example, wants


Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 14 hours ago
The following video, and text, perfectly describes the treachery committed by the politicians in every nation in Europe, who serve international finance, and who have invited alien peoples into our lands. We are being exterminated culturally and ethnically, and the traitors within have used every means at their disposal (legal and otherwise) to silence dissent. It is time to make a stand, and to refuse to cooperate with our oppressors. Our lands belong to us, and it is time to take them back; starting with the return of our unwanted guests back to where they belong, and of course... more »

Chemists' name for honesty: testosterone

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*The steroid hormone seems to reduce men's lying* Have you ever wondered whether there is a simple explanation why maths and exact sciences are mostly boys' game, why physics is a macho subject of a sort, why Feynman and Einstein slept with many women while Schrödinger lived both with his wife and his mistress, and why assorted lying bitches such as the global warming alarmists have small penises? *Well, Maria Shriver might agree that this guy won't be the best example of the testosterone link to "no cheating" and "no lying" but I wanted a recognizable symbol of testosterone her... more »

Will Enough of Us Refuse?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Dan and Sheila Gendron, *Contributors* Living without the bonds of TV affords me the luxury of having time to read. As my third book this month, I happened to pick the Leon Uris novel, *QB VII*, written in the 1970s, when there was still something to be proud about in America, and when there were still enough people around who could remember the horrors of WWII. The story takes place in post-WWII England, and is about a libel suit brought by a Polish Nationalist doctor (Kelno) against a former POW in Jadwiga concentration camp, a Jewish-American author (Cady), who names him as... more »

The Banksters Financing The Romney-Ryan Ticket Don't Want Anyone Regulating Their Predatory Agenda

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
After the vice presidential debate Thursday evening, Rep. Barney Frank took Paul Ryan to task for his lack of specifics in the plans he and Romney have for the economy. "You cannot reduce rates that they're talking about and make that up by closing loopholes without hitting some loopholes that are very popular," Frank told The Huffington Post, citing the mortgage interest deduction and other deductions. "His failure to cite those is an admission there is no real way to do that." Romney has promised to slash marginal tax rates by 20 percent, cut corporate tax rates, and cut taxes... more »

Over the Counter Painkillers can Increase Risk of 2nd Heart Attack, Death

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter Many people pop over the counter painkillers like they are candy, taking them every 6 to 12 hours as the bottle states. Rather than treating their pain on the front-end, they’ve come to rely on these easily available and extremely cheap medicines to take of the pain on the back-end. But researchers are always finding reasons why these pills should be pitched—and they’ve recently added another to the list. According to the study, published in the journal *Circulation*, people who have suffered a previous heart attack should use medications including ibuprofen an... more »

Cyber Attacks on Banks Inspire Secret Technocratic Network to Protect Financial Information

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* Last month, mainstream media reported on the cyber-attacks to our banking institutions that disrupted business and caused havoc for customers. National Security officials stated that although the attacks have begun to subside, they are remaining vigilant. A nameless, faceless group of alleged Iranian hackers is being blamed for the attacks to JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America (BoA), Wells Fargo, US Bancorp and Citigroup. Initially, the hacker group claimed they were upset by the 14 minute trailer produced by the US government and distributed by Israel... more »

Seriously? Paramedic Punished For Covering Old Crippled House-Fire Victim With Donated Blanket

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Amanda Warren Don't know what the weather is like in your region, but in Detroit, Michigan it is currently cold! So when paramedic Jeff Gaglio noticed a shivering, elderly crippled man in nothing but his underwear brought outside during a house fire two weeks ago; he very naturally covered that man in a blanket. And for that, he was punished - but the story gets more ridiculous.... *The must-see humorous reporting by Charlie LeDuff (who dons a blanket for a cape!) can be seen in the video below with additional commentary and links following the video. He doesn't pull punches.* Fo... more »

Nigel Farage Laughs Heartily at EU's Nobel Peace Prize

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
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Branding Is A Daunting Task

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 15 hours ago
Waterstones have proudly unveiled a number of key branding messages aimed at establishing their bookselling credentials on the High Street. Today they took a whole page colour advert in the Saturday Daily Telegraph main paper to promote one of their new brand messages, ‘Even the most ardent reader will never reach the end of a good bookshop.’ The page features a collage of some 36 x 36 book jackets (1296) clearly demonstrating the range on offer and with the new message plastered over them. The doyen of bookselling, Fred Bass of the Strand in New York proudly claims 18 miles of ... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 16 hours ago
*Ben Fellows. "I ran a gauntlet of pedophiles – both at the BBC and at other television production companies, and also in theatres, as well as on commercial photo shoots."* 'I RAN THE GAUNTLET OF PEDOPHILES IN THE - 21st Century Wire Former child star Ben Fellows writes about his time as a child actor: "The first politician whom I met was ... Sir Michael Grylls, who invited me to tea in the House of Commons 'tea room' and spent the meeting attempting make untoward body contact with me under the table. "After that, I was sent to a political lobbyist named Ian Greer who tried to ru... more » 

NATO, Turkey seek pretense for attack on Syria

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
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Three little bears

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago

Meet the Corporatocracy

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
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Ottawa prison investigating allegations that guards ignored woman who gave birth in jail cell

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago
This is a curious story. Many of the media reports seem to be focused on a suggestion the mother should not have been in remand custody at all. But if you look at the history, such as you can tell from the reports, she has quite a history of police involvement for a fairly young person and there could easily be a risk of of further offences while on bail. What's more ahe was charged with having breached her former release conditions and that alone is a basis for detention. Granted keeping a pregnant woman in custody is unusual but it may well have been correct. The real issue is... more »

Dear William Hague - some historical facts re Jerusalem

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
' Dear Mr Hague: I write in support of a petition I have recently signed, asking the British Foreign Office to alter its position on what has become an unnecessarily vexed question concerning the capital of Israel. As you know, Israelis are unanimous in regarding Jerusalem as their capital, not Tel Aviv (where the British embassy is currently located), nor Haifa nor Jaffa nor Petah Tikva nor anywhere else in the country. It is not hard to understand why the first Israeli parliament chose Jerusalem as its seat, even before it had built an edifice suitable to the needs of the me... more »

Salt Marshes Are Not Up To Snuff

What a beautiful sight this is. Sea lavender on a Norfolk coastal marsh. Photo courtesy: Keith M Law /Alamy Man-made English salt marshes are failing to meet European conservation regulations that stipulate they should be as rich in plant life as natural wetlands, a new study warned on Thursday. Salt marshes are coastal wetlands that are flooded and drained by salt water brought in by the tides, and are found all around the coastline of Great Britain. They are important ecosystems that provide essential food, refuge or habitat for fish, invertebrates and birds. The flowering plants... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 13th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:03:58 UTC Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 09:03:58 PM at epicenter Depth 38.1 km (23.7 miles) Region SOLOMON ISLANDS Distance 114 km (70 miles) SE (127°) from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands

How Germany conquers the World - my weekend humor... and a language course.

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 18 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/kTTSnHY-mOc You need not understand German to grasp what is... told. It's the presentation of matters that contributes to its meaning. Anyway, things can get out of hand in TV broadcasts. Note the end of this movie where a comparison is made with TV shows in other countries. A lot of amuse... action, indeed, and noise... Enjoy your weekend! John PS. Hints: scheisse=shit; fressen=to eat; arschloch=asshole; finanziert=payed, labern=speak; Fresse=face. Use Google Translate.

Fishing Wars

British fishermen were dredging for scallops in the Channel when rocks were thrown at them from nearby French boats. Photo courtesy: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images British fishermen have been attacked by French boats in the Channel, raising fears of battles among rival boats over resources as quota limits bite and declining stocks make fishing ever more difficult. The British fishermen were dredging for scallops in an area west of Le Havre, a lucrative fishing ground, when they were attacked with rocks thrown from nearby French boats, which attempted to block their path. They calle... more »

Help Save the Hopi's Natural Water Resources. Kill Senate Bill 2109!

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
12 October 2012 *I've had some problem to embed this video: Please click on the link below to view it:* *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNKOMtwdiUU&feature=g-all-esi* Hopi spokesman Radford Quamahongnewa tells us about the critical water issue at Hopi lands in Arizona. For more information: *http://traditionalhopi.org/** * Sign the petition: * http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Protect_Hopi_Water_Hopi_and_the_World_Stop_S... * Also, please check out: Hopi Message 2012 - World Waters at Risk - Prophecy: *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnPQJlVIhm8* Check out WildHeart Visi... more »

I Spy With My Little Eye...

A softball-sized eyeball that washed up on the beach in Florida. Marine biologists have yet to identify the species from which the eyeball came. Photo courtesy: Reuters A giant eyeball discovered washed up on the shores of Florida has created an internet buzz and left marine biologists pondering its likely owner. The blue, softball-sized body part was stumbled upon Wednesday by beachcomber Gino Covacci as he walked through the surf at Pompano Beach. Having kicked the object over, he found himself staring into the large lens of an as-yet-to-be identified sea creature. "It was very,... more »

US boosts military presence in Jordan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago


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