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Sunday, October 14, 2012

14 October - Blogs I'm Following II

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 07: A windsurfer ...AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 07: A windsurfer takes to the water at 10am NZT on Takapuna Beach despite warnings of a tidal surge and strong currents on July 7, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. A 7.6-magnitude earthquake which struck near the Kermadec Islands prompted the warnings to be issued for the upper North Island East Coast. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
English: Kamchatka River in Kamchatka, RussiaEnglish: Kamchatka River in Kamchatka, Russia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Русс...English: Port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Русский: Порт в центре Петропавловска-Камчатского (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Thermophiles produce some of the bright colors...Thermophiles produce some of the bright colors of Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The History centre of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky...The History centre of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Alexander Litsis, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
View of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky's harbour fro...View of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky's harbour from Avacha Bay, with Mount Koryasky rising in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Want To Help Patsy Keever Get An Ad Up On TV?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 minutes ago
*[Last Chance Announcement: Monday morning we'll pick the winner of the B-52's COSMIC THING platinum award. If you're still interested-- get the horse in gear now. All the info is right here.]* That video above is a TV ad-- except it's not on TV. Rep. Patsy Keever, one of the most consistently independent and progressive voices in the North Carolina legislature, is running for Congress in the newly redrawn 10th district. Her opponent is Wall Street shill Patrick McHenry and as of June 30, he had taken in $950,120. Of that money, 54% was from PACs, 44% was from large donors and on... more »

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt)

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 18 minutes ago
Meet & Greet Monday will be back on October 29, 2012. See you then!

2.5 Magnitude Earthquake YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING - 15th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
Magnitude 2.5 Date-Time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 02:52:58 UTC Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 08:52:58 PM at epicenter Location 44.384°N, 111.007°W Depth 10.7 km (6.6 miles) Region YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING Distances 29 km (18 miles) ESE (116°) from Island Park, ID

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION - 15th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 25 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 02:46:41 UTC Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:46:41 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.203°N, 69.044°W Depth 61.3 km (38.1 miles) Region DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION Distances 23 km (14 miles) N of Miches, Dominican Republic

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA - 15th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 25 minutes ago
Magnitude Mw 6.1 Region NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA Date time 2012-10-15 01:19:09.0 UTC Location 52.15 N ; 158.80 E Depth 47 km Distance 97 km S Petropavlovsk-kamchatskiy

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA - 15th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 25 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.6 Date-Time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 01:19:03 UTC Monday, October 15, 2012 at 01:19:03 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 51.912°N, 159.446°E Depth 21.8 km (13.5 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA Distances 136 km (84 miles) SSE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND - 15th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 29 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Monday, October 15, 2012 at 00:05:37 UTC Monday, October 15, 2012 at 01:05:37 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.267°S, 175.925°E Depth 155.2 km (96.4 miles) Region NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND Distances 6 km (3 miles) SE of Tokoroa, New Zealand

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake YUNNAN, CHINA - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 31 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 23:07:59 UTC Monday, October 15, 2012 at 07:07:59 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 25.159°N, 101.940°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region YUNNAN, CHINA Distances 16 km (9 miles) WNW of Jinshan, China

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 32 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 22:40:56 UTC Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 04:40:56 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.747°N, 88.783°W Depth 66.5 km (41.3 miles) Region OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR Distances 76 km (47 miles) SSW (209°) from Usulután, Usulután, El Salvador

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "In The Spirit"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 48 minutes ago
Music by Chuck Wild, “Liquid Mind VI: Spirit - In The Spirit”. Images courtesy of ESA, NASA, and The Hubble Space Telescope. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s52o9_2pi1U&feature=related

Hovering ORANGE/RED UFO October 11, 2012 Pennsylvania, Mimics Planet/Star, Plane

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 54 minutes ago
*I've been following this woman for a number of years now, and her footage is absolutely mind boggling. The objects she captures do indeed mimic airplanes, spawn other lights, and do a host of other truly bizarre things. When the FAA was asked for documentation, which she has and has shown and verified, even they said these objects were unexplainable and appear on no radars. Could it be military testing? Visitors? Does anyone live in the PA area who can share more with us about this? *

Communists win Czech local elections

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 54 minutes ago
*Just in case you were wondering, yes, it is the same Czechoslovakian communist party that ruled the country during the days of the USSR and Eastern European Socialist Bloc. Capitalism sure doesn't, so why not?* http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8fe182b6-1610-11e2-9a8c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz29Km6MMVa * *

Secessionist wave sweeps Belgium as Europe continues to implode

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 59 minutes ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“What did the first galaxies look like? To help answer this question, the Hubble Space Telescope has just finished taking the eXtreme Deep Field (XDF), the deepest image of the universe ever taken in visible light. Pictured above, the XDF shows a sampling of some of the oldest galaxies ever seen, galaxies that formed just after the dark ages, 13 billion years ago, when the universe was only a few percent of its present age. *Click image for larger size. * The Hubble Space Telescope's ACS camera and the infrared channel of the WFPC3 camera took the image. Combining efforts spread ... more »

Benghazi murders are Obama’s hostage crisis

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
One thing I was struck by in the recent US Vice Presidential debates was how the candidates of both major parties seem now to both accept the fact that the attack on the US’s Benghazi embassy and the murder of the US Ambassador and three of his staff was not an over-excited protest over a YouTube clip that coincidentally occurred on the anniversary of 9/11, but a concerted terrorist attack. As Mark Steyn points out, this concession follows weeks of lying. There was no demonstration against an Islamophobic movie that just got a little out of hand. Indeed, there was no movie protest... more »

Chet Raymo, “Cuddle And Cudgel”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Cuddle And Cudgel” * by Chet Raymo "Click on the image above to make it as big as you can on your screen. It's pretty, is it not? It is, in fact, an image of something invisibly small, so small and so beyond apprehension by the unaided senses that it can only be represented schematically, in his case as a TinkerToy construction of balls-and-sticks (upper right) and, more abstractly, as a multicolored ribbon (left). What is it? The stick-and-ball construction is the "cuddle" hormone, oxytocin. 43 carbon atoms, 66 hydrogens, 12 nitrogens, 12 oxygens, and 2 sulfurs: the basic Ti... more »

New Video By Snordelhans: NWO Is Dead On Arrival

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
I came across an interesting video that I wanted to share in an article here with my own readers. It comes from Patrick Willis, aka "Snordelhans" and is entitled: "NWO Is Dead On Arrival". First, I have that video right here for everyone to view for themselves, and I do have my usual thoughts and comments to follow: NTS Notes: The fact is that with everyone finally beginning to wake up to the real criminals who are out for world domination, the goals of this "New World Order" are definitely becoming increasingly unattainable. My biggest fear is that since we are dealing with... more »

In every interaction expect to find a loving response

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
*In every interaction expect to find a loving response* 10/14/2012 by John Smallman Your awakening is divinely assured, and you know that deep in your hearts. Make a point of going to that place within frequently each day, where awareness of your divine nature dwells, to remind yourselves of how dearly your Father loves you, because it is very easy for you to be wholly caught up in the distractions of daily living, and so forget your reason for being on Earth right now. You are all conduits for His Love, and it is essential that you keep those conduits fully open so that the ... more »

Portal 2012: The Masterplan

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
* * *As with all postings, your higher discernment. -AK* Posted by Cobra at: http://2012portal.blogspot.ca/ Friday, October 12, 2012 The Masterplan Experience especially in the last few months shows that human nature is very susceptible to Archons' physical and non-physical influence. Archons succeeded in fragmenting the liberation movement. Surface positive groups were infiltrated and corrupted, those that remained pure were ridiculed and attacked. Any ideas from you about how to reduce the fragmentation of positive groups and achieve more unity among them before the Event... more »

Blossom Goodchild - October 13, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
* * * * *Blossom Goodchild - October 13, 2012 * October 13, 2012 Hello my friends. It’s quite funny how some of your ‘fans’ write in and comment on the fact that you keep on talking about LOVE and wondering when you are ‘going to change the record’ so to speak . Would you care to comment on that. *Greetings and jubilations to you … One and All. We do not have much to say regarding that matter other than ‘WE LOVE YOU’! With all respect for all … those that find our conversation to be repetitive are the ones who haven’t quite ‘Got it yet’ … and therefore there is the need of repe... more »

When he is good, he was very, very good

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 2 hours ago
I think the entire internets have a love/hate thing going with Jake Tapper, but today he won the hearts or minds of the left. Don't watch the bobbleheads anymore but assume he was hosting on ABC this morning when Jake Tapper confronted Rob Portman on Romney's continuing relationship with Bain: TAPPER: In Ohio especially, Governor Romney has been making a big issue about cracking down on China and China’s cheating. There is this other issue though, Governor Romney gets a cut of the profits from Bain Capital’s investments in Chinese companies and in companies that are currently offs... more »

Video Glimpse Tucson Meet Yourself 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
A brief glimpse at the colors and beauty of Tucson and the Sonoran Desert cultures at today's Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival. The three day annual event included international food booths, artists, low riders, and a wide diversity of music on numerous stages for three days, including traditional Yaqui and Tohono O'odham singers and dancers (who were not filmed out of respect.) From the Sonoran tortillas, chiles and mesquite cookies, to the foods from Colombia, Russia, India, and Sweden, along with strong black Arabian coffee, it was an incredible global feast. With hundreds... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: image] One-hundred years ago we were just beginning to leave the ground, for brief periods, in contraptions made of wood and canvas. Now, not only do people parachute back to earth from the stratosphere, men sit at their desks on earth controlling on a far distant planet a small robotic machine designed to explore and investigate—controlling it as if they were there and sitting in its cockpit. It’s easy to take this stuff for granted. Which is why a new book by William J. Clancey about Mars’s robotic geologists, *Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the M... more »

In Iran, Terrance Nelson on Indigenous and Women Rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
** *** 'The Iranians are shocked at my information'* *By Terrance Nelson, Roseau River Ojibwe* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Here in Tehran, it is very good weather. The Iranians are treating Dennis Pashe and myself very well. We are meeting with senior authorities and receiving information that we never had before. The life expectancy of the average Iranian has increased significantly since the 1979 Revolution. It is now comparable to the west. The common theme of western media is the violations of human rights against Iranian women. I met with the health peo... more »

The Double Standard Threats of Riots. Is It COINTELPRO?

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
Lone Star Watchdog *Riots are not good at all. The Double Standard Threats of Riots. Is it COINTELPRO? I smell a rat when I hear about tweets and Facebook post calling for riots if Obama loses the election November. If Ron Paul supporters and Tea Party member called for riots if Ron Paul was not nominated as the GOP candidate. The SWAT teams would be kicking down our doors taking us to Gitmo so fast before we can say the word of Habeas Corpus. We would not hear the end of it on the cable news channels.* *The hypocrisy of the US Army calling protest low-level terrorism and the US Mar... more »

"Republicans are committed to an economic doctrine that has proved false, indeed disastrous, in other countries" (Paul Krugman)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
[*Click to enlarge.*] *"if Mitt Romney wins the election, the G.O.P. will surely consider its economic ideas vindicated. In other words, politically good things may be about to happen to very bad ideas. And if that’s how it plays out, the American people will pay the price."* *-- Paul Krugman, in his Friday NYT column,* "Triumph of the Wrong?" *by Ken* One of the things that does puzzle me about the presidential campaign is Willard Inc.'s -- and the Republicans' -- ability to continue pretending that there's reason to think Willard has some insight into how to make the economy bou... more »

Policies that Benefit the Wealthiest ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 3 hours ago
I remember hearing for over a decade about how Brian Mulroney, then Jean Chretien, the Paul Martin, the Mike Harris, etc., etc., ... all were accused of pushing tax-cuts that benefited the wealthiest and which would deny governments of revenues to help the poor and the middle class. Now, here we have a rancid turd like Dalton McGuinty pushing austerity and declaring tax increases on the wealthiest as off-limits. We've had an explosion of inequality as the richest 1% got something like 15% of all the income gains of the past decade. You know, given that harper and McGuinty are pro... more »

Cons on the eve of self-destruction

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 3 hours ago
I've come to the conclusion peak wingnut really doesn't exist. There's no depth to which they will not sink. But there's hope for the future. They've reached the point where they're willing to destroy themselves on the off chance it might piss off us dirty libruls: The voodoo storefront has evoked outrage in the beachfront community of Spring Lake, N.J. But Bill Skuby, 66, owner of the local men's store, Skuby & Co. Lifestyle Clothing, insists that the display is not political. ... "It's personal." The store's window display depicts an image of Obama's head superimposed in the bo... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

"Earthquake/Radiation Monitoring Sources"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Earthquake/Radiation Monitoring Sources"* Compiled by CP *Baseline Surface Radiation Network:* "Because of the important role radiation plays in the climate system, the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) was established to provide a worldwide network to continuously measure radiative fluxes at the Earth's surface. Many of these stations began operation in 1992 and each year more stations are added to the network. These stations provide data for the calibration of the GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project and other satellite-based measurements of radiative fluxes... more »

“The Fuel Pools of Fukushima: The Greatest Short-term Threat To Humanity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Fuel Pools of Fukushima: * *The Greatest Short-term Threat To Humanity”* by Washington's Blog "Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site, nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-... more »

"Fukushima Nuclear Situation Deteriorating"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
* * *"Fukushima Nuclear Situation Deteriorating"* by Richard Wilcox "Were it not for certain nuclear whistle blowers and outside, independent experts, the public would have to rely on the glib and technically inaccessible reports from Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) or the Japanese government. Not that those reports are entirely without substance, but due to the incomprehensible technical jargon most people simply throw up their hands and hope for the best. Luckily, in this day of the Internet we can learn a lot about what is going on thanks to independent researchers and w... more »


John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 4 hours ago
Photo by John Carroll *Sorry, my dear, but we just didn’t care. You probably realize that by now. * *You appeared with a tense, distended, and painful abdomen. For the previous four days you hadn’t been able to relieve yourself nor even sleep due to horrible visceral pain that distended lumens cause. * You winced as we poked and prodded your silent belly. And we used those big words as we concluded that you *had a bowel obstruction. * *Your eyes searched our eyes. You looked but we couldn’t. * *But what did we do with the gift of our knowledge about your condition? Our minds and h... more »

Turkey/Syria Impose Civilian Flight Bans Against Each Other

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
These public slaps will soon turn into very real blows. Hopefully, the wise people of Turkey and Syria will come to an understanding with each other and stop this nonsense before it escalates. Neither country will benefit from a war. [Source: Newsy] Turkey/Syria Impose Civilian Flight Bans Against Each Other:

N. Korea’s hunger situation worse than 1990s: report

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*I wonder when the US and its allies will gain the nuts and bolts to move in and take out North Korea and free its people instead of tinpot dictators in the Mideast who actually did better than the governments we replaced them with. Ah wait, silly me, that requires a nation principled by justice and humanity, which only gets a few miles to the gallon.* http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20121014000161

Turkey bans all Syrian flights over its territory

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Syrian planes have been banned from Turkish air space, the Turkish foreign ministry has announced.* http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19940506 * *

GAIA PORTAL: Rapid Appreciation of Higher D Incoming Energies…

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
http://gaiaportal.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/rapid-appreciation-of-higher-d-incoming-energies/ Rapid Appreciation of Higher D Incoming Energies… October 14, 2012 We speak to Gaia Hue-manity today from a more personal individualized perspective, rather than a Gaia generalization. We see occurring shortly, a period of rapid appreciation (increase in valuation), by humanity general, of incoming Higher Dimensional Light Energies. This will result in rapid transformation of all social, cultural, and inner personal “standardized and accepted as reality” structures. We do not offer a... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Fine Tuning of Higher D Grids to Newly Activated Portals Continues

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
http://gaiaportal.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/fine-tuning-of-higher-d-grids-to-newly-activated-portals-continues/ Fine Tuning of Higher D Grids to Newly Activated Portals Continues October 14, 2012 New portals activations is complete. Higher Light Energies enter dark spaces as permissions have been received and acknowledged. Shadow workers are fully aware of these permissions and have agreed to them. Resistance to current Higher Light Energies entering via newly activated portals enables acceleration of shadows elimination. Fine tuning of Higher D grids to newly activated portals ... more »

Three Start-ups That Could Change The Market?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 5 hours ago
New services are appearing weekly and all offer to either, save publishing, or redefine it within the new digital world. This last week has been no different and has seen three new services gain visibility, drive interest and create a significant volume of debate amongst the industry thinkers, and advisors. What is now interesting is that services are being launched with outside funding and these are not only different, but are potentially very disruptive in how they challenge the way we do business and interact within the market. Are objective today is not to decide the winne... more »

Seisachtheia: 600 BC Greek Debt Forgiveness

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
*thanks to Giorgos for pointing this out:* From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seisachtheia Seisachtheia Seisachtheia (Greek: σεισάχθεια, from σείειν seiein, to shake, and ἄχθος achthos, burden, i.e. the relief of burdens) was a set of laws instituted by the Athenian lawmaker Solon (c. 638 BC–558 BC) in order to rectify the widespread serfdom and slaves that had run rampant in Athens by the 6th century BC, by debt relief. *Debt in Athenian society* Under the pre-existing legal status, according to the account of the Constitution of the Athenians ... more »

The Economy: "Derivatives Market a $1.2 Quadrillion Time Bomb"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Derivatives Market a $1.2 Quadrillion Time Bomb" * by The Independent Report "The US economy is run like a casino and Wall St. is the house. Collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), credit default swaps (CDS) and derivatives are Wall Street's casino games. Naturally, the games are always rigged in favor of the house. Financial jargon is often arcane and perplexing to the average person. While even casual observers have surely heard of derivatives, most are unlikely to know what exactly they are. Derivatives, or swaps, are basically bets between companies and banks that are d... more »

Protecting Student Privacy Rights and Data

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
* * *This story isn't new, it was reported in the Huffington Post last December. HT to Ken Derstine of PA and Rosalie Friend of Save Our Schools NY. What's new is parents are taking legal action to protect the rights of their children.* Confidential Student And Teacher Data To Be Provided To LLC Run By Gates and Murdoch http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson/confidential-student-and-_b_1156701.html?mid=55 For more information contact: Norman Siegel: (347) 907-0867; NSiegel@stellp.com Leonie Haimson: (917) 435-9329; leonie@classsizematters.org *Attorney and Parents Send Letter ... more »

Latest crop circle: Windmill Hill, nr Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire, UK, Reported 14th October

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago

DHS wastes your money and they don’t care

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
James Smith, *Contributor* According to one study, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wastes taxpayer dollars like they are going out of style. Clink on the links in the previous sentence to learn more about past wastes. The wastes that are spoken of in this article come from books, yes books, that the DHS deems necessary for students of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center should have. But they should have them at *your* expense, not the agency that sent them. They could have visited Amazon.com and saved over 600 bucks of *your*money, but they didn’t. They know ... more »

Global Terrorists or New World Order?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
*What's in a name?* Bernie Suarez, *Contributor* For all the truth seekers who care about justice, accountability, individual freedom, the Constitution and the American way, here is a question. Are we fighting to expose the globalists who have hijacked democracy, freedom and the Constitution to impose their will on the masses? Yes we are. Many people call this the “New World Order” and rightly so as George H.W. Bush and many others have coined this phrase in the past and it has become a commonly used term to refer to the so-called global elite plan for world domination. Let us t... more »

Cell Phone Dangers: Loaded with Mercury, Chlorine, Cadmium, Health Risks

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
Lisa Garber Not that you’ll be eating your cell phone anytime soon, but did you know that it’s loaded with toxins like mercury, chlorine, and cadmium? Helping to analyze cell phone dangers, the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan teamed up with ifixit.com to take apart and identify components of 36 models of cell phones. They found at least one of the following in every device: - Bromine - Chlorine - Cadmium - Lead - Mercury In total, ifixit.com dismantled over a thousand cell phones to test for toxins by utilizing X-ray fluorescence to irradiate and m... more »

Another State “Undecided” (but shouldn’t be) on Marijuana Legalization – Here’s the Scoop

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter Three states—Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—have the potential to change history in a few weeks as the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use. And while Washington and Colorado are seeing overwhelming support for their measures (57% and 51% respectively), Oregon voters aren’t so sure. As late as last month, 40% were opposed to legalization, 40% were in support, and a game-changing 20% were undecided. So, why are Oregon voters undecided and what makes this bill different from the other two states?There are several reasons the people of Oregon migh... more »

Canada-EU Trade Agreement Replicates ACTA’s Notorious Copyright Provisions

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
Source: La Quadrature du Net Carolina Rossini *EFF* The shadow of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is back in Europe. It is disguised as CETA, the Canada-European Union and Trade Agreement. As reported by EDRI, a rather strange and surprising e-mail was sent this summer from the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to the Member States and the European Commission. The e-mail explained that the criminal sanctions provisions of the draft CETA are modeled on those in ACTA. A comparison of the leaked draft Canada-EU agreement shows the treaty includ... more »

Hezbollah Drone Is A Game-Changer - Lebanese Girl

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
One of these days Oprah will do a show on drones, and she'll tell the audience to look under their seats and say, "You get a drone, you get a drone, and you get a drone." Pretty soon, every criminal organization, state, and resistance army in the world is going to have an arsenal of drones. Washington, look at what you have done. The planet has been militarized. It's a free for all now.

The Population Control Agenda Of The Radical Humanists Who Would Love For You And I To Die

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
Michael Snyder, *Contributor* Billions of dollars is being poured into an effort to reduce population growth all over the world, and most people do not even know that it is happening. These efforts are often promoted under such labels as "family planning", "abortion rights" and "public health programs", but the primary goal is always to get women to have less children. This population control agenda has millions upon millions of supporters all over the planet and it is gaining even more adherents with each passing day. It is being taught in colleges, universities and schools a... more »

He Made It!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
Yes – he made it! Every teenage boy understands the meaning of a calculated risk. This adventure went well beyond any such calculation. All that could be done was to ensure all the physics available was more or less on your side when a glitch occurred. You try not to do this twice. This is actually quite an achievement and was always challenging to the point of inherent possibility. We now know it can be done safely enough to survive at least once. The actual probability of success was certainly below one in ten, but good enough to expect a success. Bravo! *Aus... more »

POOF: Another #&%#@ newsletter!

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
Freedom Train James Carr The freedom train is coming Can’t you hear that whistle blowing It’s time to get your ticket y’all And get on board It’s time for all the people To take this freedom ride Get to get it together And work for freedom side by side That’s why I tell you all now I’m gonna ride this freedom train I ain’t gonna live this way again I got to get on the freedom train From this day on I feel a free man Yes I will, I feel a free man now Look back and time has changed a deal Train awaiting in the station Going to the mountain to... more »

“How Psychopaths Take Over”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“How Psychopaths Take Over” * by Kevin Dutton "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.” – John Lennon “My father was a market trader in London. I used to help him when I should have been at school. “You’ll learn more on the stall than you ever will in a classroom,” he used to say. And in my case he was probably right. One evening, after shutting up shop, we went to an Indian restaurant for dinner. As we we... more »

A giant leap for Felix Bumgartner

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 6 hours ago
[photo via redbullstratos] Just getting over my post-jump letdown which was so huge, it almost felt like I made the skydive myself. And pretty sure I was more nervous than Felix. By the time it got close to the exit from the capsule, I thought I might either pass out or vomit from the anxiety. Oh, are you wondering what I'm talking about? Well, it's this historic skydive from the edge of outer space that Felix Baumgartner finally got to make this morning. Or rather this afternoon by the time he finally exited the aircraft. Unofficially, the Austrian jumped from 128,097ft (24.2 mil... more »

Recent Violence in Tahrir Square

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 7 hours ago
The recent violence and increasing tensions in Egypt, reflected in Tahrir Square (October 12, 2012) where more than 110 people were injured, is attributed to the following factors. The first factor is the recent court decision to release 23 people from prison and dismiss the accusations against them due to a lack of evidence. Some of the accused were high-ranking government officials in the Mubarak regime who were accused of killing and injuring protestors in “The Camels’ incident” in Tahrir Square a few days before the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The supporters and opponents of curren... more »

QUIZ: Which presidential candidate are you closest to?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
This quiz promises to tell you to which presidential candidate you are the closest. These sorts of quizzes usually discount presidential policies that turn you off completely in favour of those for which you’re mildly in favour—in short, they highlight *every minor *similarity and ignore *any* major difference. But this quiz does at least allow you to write your own policies. Sort of. Anyway, here are my results after running through twice to see if it made any difference (the second time without rewriting policies to make them closer to what I’d support). What do you come up w... more »

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
To D-fox: if you're reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It's important -- we believe.

Would You Invest In Six New Paul Wellstones?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
New Paul Wellstones? Don't stay up late looking through the DCCC Red-to-Blue list for one. Steve Israel, Joe Crowley and Debbie Wasserman Schultz aren't looking for reformers or independent thinkers for the Democratic caucus. They're looking for replications of themselves-- slimy, corrupt careerists who do what they're told. A few decent progressives have slipped through onto their list but, over all, if you want more of the sick and degenerate politics in DC that hacks like Boehner, Cantor, Hoyer, Israel and Wasserman Schultz preside over, their list is just right for you. I've a... more »

What America could learn from Europe...

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 7 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/wt00rVUj_J4 Why do people each and every time vote on 'the same people' or their look-alike? Are voters a nuisance for people in politics and high officialdom? Which side of the 'System' has it wrong or is faulty? More importantly: how to get rid of a 'management' that has contempt for those who voted them into power and ruins prosperity by evidently erroneous measures? Listen to the story from MEP Daniel Hannan, who explains some of these questions. John

Falling at the speed of sound!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Man breaks speed of sound…without a vehicle. For the first time in history. Wow. [image: image] What makes it even cooler is this breaks a record that has stood for over fifty years—and the bloke who held that record was on Baumgartner’s crew. The previous highest, farthest, and longest freefall was made by Col Kittinger, who leapt from a helium envelope in 1960. His altitude was 102,800ft (31.3km). (His mark for the longest freefall remains intact; he fell for more than four and a half minutes before deploying his chute.) Col Kittinger, now an octogenarian, has been an integ... more »

Meningitis outbreak rises to 205 cases in 14 States, CDC says

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The outbreak has turned into a major health scandal after a company based in Massachusetts shipped vials that may have been tainted to 23 states and 76 medical facilities. Are they Being truthful about the full scale of this deadly scandal? http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/14/us-usa-health-meningitis-idUSBRE8970TQ20121014

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 19:36:52 UTC Monday, October 15, 2012 at 08:36:52 AM at epicenter Location 55.648°N, 161.750°E Depth 83 km (51.6 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA Distances 272 km (169 miles) WNW (282°) from Nikol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

San Fransiscans Hit the Beach to Dump Citizens United

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
A picture is worth a thousand words, at least when it's a photo of an estimated thousand people who gathered on a San Fransisco beach to call for the end of *Citizens United* and the corporatization of American democracy.

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: Classical + Institutional

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Here’s your note about tonight’s session at the Auckland Uni Economics Group:* Hi everyone, We have a very interesting programme for you tonight with two—yes, *two*—guest presenters. As we all know there are a number of different schools of economic thought, and tonight’s student presenters will provide short presentations on areas of expertise or interest to them. One will present insights into Evolutionary and Institutional Economics, and the other on ideas she’s learned in reading the Classical Economists. There will be plenty of time for discussion so this is a grea... more »

Gordon vs. Gordon on Growth

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 8 hours ago
This post is a follow up to the discussion on this blog a few weeks ago of economist Robert Gordon's provocative paper which asked, "Is US economic growth over?". Gordon's paper has been much discussed in the pages and blogs of the *New York Times*, *Washington Post*, *Financial Times* and elsewhere. Remarkably, the wide-ranging discussion took place with no one figuring out that Gordon's claims are in error and based on a selective and non-representative parsing of the data. (The FT did publish a letter of mine, however.) Let's review. Gordon claims that US per capita economic gr... more »


The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
Like the autumn leaves, the myths about the F-35 stealth light bomber are finally falling. Now it's beginning to emerge that the F-35 may just be the warplane our potential adversaries want us to buy. As Travis Sharp, an analyst with the Centre for a New American Security puts it, "*There's a real risk that a lot of the high-tech investments are going toward things our adversaries want us to invest in, because they can neutralize them - and spend far less money to do so*." The thing is, there's never been a warplane quite like the F-35. Its systems use almost 9-million lines of... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake KYRGYZSTAN - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 16:30:09 UTC Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:30:09 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 40.712°N, 74.099°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region KYRGYZSTAN Distances 43 km (26 miles) ENE of Kara-Kulja, Kyrgyzstan

Cities Clash in Battle to Land Conventions

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
Weak Economy Heightens Competition; Venues Splash Out Sweeteners, Freebies Wall Street Journal [image: image]The AABB, a medical-industry association focused on blood transfusion and cell therapy, holds an expo in Boston earlier this month. BOSTON—Rivalry between cities isn't limited to sports teams. Across the country, cities are duking it out like never before over conventions, vying to host everyone from the Barbershop Harmony Society to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Convention-center officials in Boston say they were on track recently to snag a green-building trad... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
It has been a very busy week for me, considering that much of the previous week was a total write off due to illness. I have been spending much of this week doing some major catching up on work required around my home, jobs and projects backlogged at my work, and reading and trolling around the internet catching up on what has been happening around the world. Lets face it.. Working for a living really sucks these days. It seems work environments these days have people working harder and harder for less and less benefits and wages. I have seen it in my own work and I can guarante... more »

Shameless Douchebaggery

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
I have no words for the crassness of this. M408: Thankfully shot Pakistan school girl in stable condition. Discrimination against girls must stop. nation.co.ke/News/world/Sho… — Mark Warawa (@MPmarkwarawa) October 14, 2012 This would be fetus fetishist Mark Warawa making a smarmy reference to his motion (M408) to condemn sex-selective abortion. The only regard CONs hold for women and girls -- especially those furren women -- is their worth as political pawns when there's an invasion or a mean-spirited foreign policy to try to justify. Or a bunch of uteruses to police. *PTUI*

Socialized Healthcare 9: Grassroots Consultation, Insurance for Catastrophic Diseases

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 8 hours ago
Healthcare for the poor and how public and private resources, especially by the various healthcare providers, will be allocated to help the really needy and not just those pretending to be poor. And should government embark on more regulations and restrictions just to expand healthcare services for the poor. These and related issues are tricky questions for public policy in healthcare provision. Posting below three articles related to universal healthcare (UHC) by the Executive Director of PHAP, Mr. Reiner Gloor, that can help shed more light and answers to these tricky questions an... more »

Obama Throws Hillary Under The Bus – Clintons Furious

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
Reposted from: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/10/obama-throws-hillary-under-the-bus-clintons-furious *Obama Throws Hillary Under The Bus – Clintons Furious* October 13, 2012 by Tim Brown It appears that Barack Obama is ready to let Secretary of State Clinton take the fall for the failure in security in Benghazi. During the vice-presidential debate on Thursday it became clear that is what the agenda was. There is no doubt that is part of her responsibility in that role. According to the State Department’s website: The Secretary of State, and by extension, the Chief of Mission ... more »

Hazmat Situation Affects Dozens, Prompts Evacuations, Washington

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A Hazmat situation in Federal Way sends more than a dozen people to the hospital with breathing problems Saturday night. http://www.king5.com/news/cities/federal-way/Hazmat-Situation-Affects-Dozens-Prompts-Evacuations-174068711.html

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 16:25:53 UTC Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 06:25:53 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.202°S, 26.778°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Distances 214 km (132 miles) NNE of Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sunday Question for Liberals

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
Yup, the same question that I did for conservatives... I've asked this one before, or at least a variation of it, but now that we're getting to the closing weeks: which Democratic Senate (or House) candidate(s) in a competitive race are you rooting for the most? Or: which Republican Senate (or House) candidate(s) in a competitive race are you rooting against the most?

3.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 3.9 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 16:53:04 UTC Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 09:53:04 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 40.624°N, 125.314°W Depth 2.6 km (1.6 miles) (poorly constrained) Region OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Distances 89 km (55 miles) W (274°) from Ferndale, CA

Republicans hammer Obama over Libya attacks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago

Sunday Question for Conservatives

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 10 hours ago
I've asked this one before, but now that we're getting to the closing weeks: which Republican Senate (or House) candidate(s) in a competitive race are you rooting for the most? Or: which Democratic Senate (or House) candidate(s) in a competitive race are you rooting against the most?

USrael Vs. Iran: The Bully And The Cheat Team Up Against The A+ Student

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
The Ayatollahs are rightfully hated for their religious micro-management of the daily life of the Iranian people. But this is an internal matter. Other nations have no right to pass judgements on Iran's domestic state of affairs. Ron Paul's most basic foreign policy idea should guide U.S. policy towards Iran: mind your own business. There is nothing more annoying than being lectured about life from someone who has his own problems. The same feeling exists among nations when one nation lectures the other. Watching the U.S. and Israel lecture Iran about freedom is really funny. It's l... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago

Tough Chewing for Sunday Brunch

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Pop a *Zantac* and try to digest McMaster prof Henry Giroux's lament on the *Disappearance of Public Intellectuals.* Here are a few excerpts: *As a theater of cruelty and mode of public pedagogy, economic Darwinism removes economics and markets from the discourse of social obligations and social costs. The results are all around us ranging from ecological devastation and widespread economic impoverishment to the increasing incarceration of large segments of the population marginalized by race and class. Economics now drives politics, transforming citizens into consumers and compa... more »

Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
LIVE webcast of the Red Bull Stratos Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.

Vince Cable: Europe could be plunged into war if Euro collapses......Well at least we received a Nobel Peace Price this time Round

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

'EU like an abusive relationship, eurocrats pulled off autocratic coup'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

Sunday Classics: Anatomy of an overture -- Rossini's "L'Italiana in Algeri"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Sir Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in a 2006 Rheingau Music Festival performance of Rossini's L'Italiana in AlgeriOverture that's even a bit broader than the wonderful 1974 recording we're going to hear.* *by Ken* In the concert hall there aren't many more atmospheric musical openings than that of the Overture to Rossini's *L'Italiana in Algeri* (*The Italian Woman in Algiers*), an it makes for an opening that's if anything more atmospheric in the opera house. As I mentioned in Friday night's preview, we're at the opposite end of Rossini's caree... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
Zeitgeist Thrive

here we go

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago

We will not tolerate EU for much longer, say ministers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

Occupy Activists Chain themselves to the pulpit of St Paul's Cathedral

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 14:16:52 UTC Monday, October 15, 2012 at 02:16:52 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 48.390°N, 154.426°E Depth 50.8 km (31.6 miles) Region KURIL ISLANDS Distances 282 km (175 miles) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia

ALEC: For-Profit Environmental Destruction

2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
We often wonder why our energy policies are going down the toilet. Well, when you take a look at the Energy Task Force of the ALEC Task Force Committee Roster as of 6/30/2011 as found on the Common Cause Webpage – you get a pretty good idea why our energy policies are going to hell in a hand basket at the state and federal levels and the reason is the American Legislative Exchange Council corporate profit sector members manipulating energy legislation through ALEC “model” legislation. The roster shows that there are *233 members*. A recent review of the roster shows that *138* of the... more »

The Police State Looms Larger

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
Daily Bell *Watch 2 Canadians Discover That The US Is Now A Police State ... Welcome to Amerika! Exactly when did she become a police state? "We don't need any grounds. We're the United States" ... These jack boots understand the climate they create with such REPREHENSIBLE behavior! Then they JUDGE YOU on how polite you are? While millions pour across Mexican border ILLEGALLY, Canadians must beware of attempting to LEGALLY go shopping in the US? ...You hear the officer admit that HE recorded. In a free country a person arrested has a right to demand the evidence. – YouTube* * **Dom... more »

Sask NDP Leadership Candidate Erin Weir Would Make Changes To Political Donation Rules

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*"If the Sask. Party wants to restrict union donations as part of labour review process, it's only fair to restrict corporate donations as well. One of the reasons the Sask. Party has said they want to do that is because political contributions should be up to individual citizens, not unions. That should apply to corporations, as well,"* *Erin Wein Candidate for Sask NDP Leadership* * **Regina Leader-Post* * **Photograph by: *Don Healy, Leader-Post Files , StarPhoenix

Tarpley: "Erdogan nervous on Syria rebel defeats"

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
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Media culpa: The Globe and Mail: Driving home a point about plagiarism

Orwell's Bastard at Orwell's Bastard - 12 hours ago
Media culpa: The Globe and Mail: Driving home a point about plagiarism: 'via Blog this' Carol Wainio: doing more for quality control than the entire Front Street management team. Either they don't get it or they're wilfully blind. Either way, not a confidence-builder. *Related posts:* - Carol Wainio rips Terence Corcoran and Margaret Wente a new one - This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Newspapers - Did anybody see where Margaret Wente?

Bomb Scare Closes Alaska Airport Terminal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The alarm was raised shortly after midnight when a passenger made a reference to a bomb in a bag that had been checked-in. http://news.sky.com/story/997577/bomb-scare-closes-alaska-airport-terminal

Are We Just Chumps? Wall Street Cracks Wise

And then there's always this tidbit to remember before voting for our savior. Meh. Loyalty's for Chumps on The Street: Bankers’ Man in 2008, Obama's been Dumped by the Money Men 10/11/2012 Dave Lindorff One thing you can say about the financial industry. It has no sense of loyalty. Back in 2008, most of the biggest contributors to presidential candidate Barack Obama were financial

‘US Needs Bahrain Against Iran, Won’t Tolerate Democracy’

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
Liberty Crier While rallies in Syria and Egypt draw much of the world’s attention – others are slipping into the background. Breaking news from Bahrain’s capital – where peaceful protest have turned into ferocious clashes after riot police used tear gas to disperse people in the city center. Security forces attacked demonstrators after they crowded into a main street, in their ongoing calls for greater freedoms and rights for the Shi’ite minority population from the Sunni rulers. Months of demonstrations have seen heavy crackdowns by regime forces and the international media has f... more »

Two Years of Cholera....by Crof

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 13 hours ago
Please read this excellent summary of the two year anniversary of cholera in Haiti by Crof.

Climate Change In Our Own Backyards

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago
When global warming impacts come up, it's often focused on vanishing Arctic Ocean ice or retreating glaciers or tropical islands inundated by sea level rise. But global warming at home? Not so much. Yet there are windows into what's happening in our own backyards in the temperate zone. *The Boston Globe* looks at an experimental forest that has logged a half-century of research into New England's warming winters. *For more than five decades, the changing face of winter has been studied by scientists at the 7,800-acre Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in Woodstock, New Hampshire... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Report hammers N.O. justice system* *St. Aug redefining discipline for students ~Advocate N.O.* *Displaced Bayou Corne residents question area safety ~Daily Comet* *Bywater continues to see real estate boom ~WWL* *Stion Solar Plant and GSREIA hope to save Mississippians money ~WLOX * *Chicago premiere of 'The Great Flood' overwhelmed by its subject ~Chicago Tribune* ~My latest painting by Polly Jackson ~ Live Oak *Major Bacon Talks About Their Sound, DIY Recording & Free Food ~NOLA DEFENDER *

Smash TV

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 13 hours ago
Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, so it is that games companies renowned for manufacturing turgid crap occasionally put out the odd gem. And it came to pass in September 1991 that Acclaim released a fine title amidst their usual tranche of commercially high-profile but utterly abysmal games. That game was a conversion of the successful arcade hit *Smash TV*for the then-ageing (and now 30-year old) Nintendo Entertainment System. As you can see from this short video, *Smash TV* is a kill-or-be-killed shooter in the mould of the classic 1982 *Robotron 2084* coin-op. This is ... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ Posted Thursday 10.11.12 CONSULATE SECURITYThe CIA on C-SPAN BY DANA MILBANKdanamilbankwashpost.com When House Republicans called a hearing in the middle of their long recess, you knew it would be something big, and indeed it was: They accidentally blew the CIA’s cover. The purpose of Wednesday’s hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee was to examine security lapses that led to the killing in Benghazi last month of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others. But in doing so, the lawmakers reminded us why “congressional intellige... more »

Taiwan Communique Issue 138 Hot off the press!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
*Something for everyone...* We are pleased to let you know that the new issue of Taiwan Communiqué is hot off the press. This issue starts with an overview of the rising tensions surrounding the Senkaku Islands, particularly from the Taiwan perspective, and describes how current President Ma Ying-jeou– while proclaiming Taiwan sovereignty -- has been leaning towards China on this issue.... We then discuss the recent Cabinet reshuffle and several policy decisions and draw some conclusions on what this may indicate about Ma’s policies for the second term. We focus in particular on t... more »

Suppress the Truth, Feel the Fear

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Why don't more corporate media outlets challenge President Obama on his criminal drone strike assassination policy? New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan not only asks that question in her Sunday column -- she challenges her own newspaper to step up to the plate and actually do its job, and become relentless in demanding accountability from our increasingly secretive government. Taking her cue from the recent Stanford/NYU report that used interviews with Pakistani civilians in order to disprove White House claims of little to no "collateral damage", Ms. Sullivan posits tha... more »

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals British government report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it...Collecting Funds didn't stop 16 years ago!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
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 temperatures. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released--chart-prove-it.html

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 13:18:54 UTC Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:18:54 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.280°S, 161.422°E Depth 74.9 km (46.5 miles) Region SOLOMON ISLANDS Distances 58 km (36 miles) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN - 14th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude mb 5.1 Region HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN Date time 2012-10-14 13:17:31.0 UTC Location 36.34 N ; 69.18 E Depth 60 km Distance 13 km W Eškame, Afghanistan

Save Unsuccessful Charter Schools (SUCS), Now!

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Increasingly over the past decade, children and their parents all across the U.S. are choosing to enroll in or are being chosen to attend charter schools that are average or failing. Since these children are our future, we must organize now and help reform the struggling charter school movement; thus, I am forming Save Unsuccessful Charter Schools (SUCS). The facts about charter schools in the U.S. are stunning : • Students attending charter schools sit in schools, when compared to traditional public schools, that are overwhelming average and below average in student outcomes. • S... more »

Sunday Short Shorts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
*Today may have been the best day of the whole year. Dongji Rd, north of Dongshih.* The Taipei Times reports on some of the fallout from this silliness: About 10 percent of Japanese tour groups with bookings to visit Taiwan have canceled their travel plans amid a territorial dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台), local media reported. Located about 185km northeast of Taiwan, the Diaoyutais — known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan — have been under Japan’s control since 1972, but are also claimed by Taiwan and China. The second sentence contains a gross error, as the islands hav... more »

Nasty, and ignored . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 14 hours ago
HEART OF DARKNESS 2012: Northern Myanmar, aka Burma, where people are being driven from their lands and exterminated, a kind of jungle genocide. And behind it, our inscrutable capitalists, the Chinese. According to the Aljazeera account by Jason Motlagh, "Blood and Gold: Inside Burma's Hidden War", the horror shows no signs of stopping. So far, more than 75,000 ethnic Kachin civilians have

'Million Muppet March' planned on Washington D.C. to save Big Bird from Romney's proposed budget cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Has this not gone a tad too far? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217477/Million-Muppet-March-planned-Washington-D-C-save-Big-Bird-Mitt-Romneys-proposed-budget-cuts.html

Al Qaeda head urges Holy War over anti-Islam film... but stops short of claiming responsibility for Libyan embassy attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammad showed Washington was waging a 'crusader Zionist war' against Muslims and he called for more protests outside American embassies. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217273/Al-Qaeda-head-urges-Holy-War-anti-Islam-film--stops-short-claiming-responsibility-Libyan-embassy-attack.html

Rebalancing The Economy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
The *Globe and Mail *reports that former Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge suggests that the bitumen from the Tar Sands be routed to Eastern Canada. Because energy is the lifeblood of industrial economies, he suggests that giving Canadian industry access to Alberta's oil is better than readjusting the equalization formula. Unfortunately, with their characteristic tunnel vision, the Conservatives are fixated on Asia: By and large, the philosophy at the moment is a pure hands-off philosophy, i.e. ‘Let today’s market and today’s relative prices determine what happens,’ with relat... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Religious

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
There are few things more precious to a religious person than their religion. It is such a big part of them, and something that can be represented in their photographs. A lot of the baby sessions I photograph include pictures of the little ones in their christening outfits. I often shoot these photographs against a white backdrop to keep the soft feel of the photograph. I usually also shoot a few photographs against a black backdrop, to help the detail of their outfits to stand out. Somethings like baby baptisms, people don't think to hire a photographer for. I usually remind th... more »

Shots fired as police swoop 10 minutes before 100 followers of Brazilian doomsday cult were due to commit mass suicide over end of the world

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
- The largest recorded cult suicide was in 1978 when People's Temple leader Jim Jones inspired 918 of his followers to kill themselves in Guyana by drinking cyanide. - From 1994 to 1997, members of the Order of the Solar Temple sect began a series of mass suicides, which lead to around 74 deaths. - In 1997, 39 followers of the Heaven's Gate cult died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California, believing their souls would journey aboard a spaceship they believed to be following the Hale-Bopp comet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216743/Shots-f... more »

The Picture Mitt Romney & the GOP Doesn't Want You to See

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 14 hours ago
... and are furiously scrubbing from the internet, as if we can't reproduce photographs. Like Mrs. JP said this morning, anyone that clueless about technology isn't qualified to run for the presidency. More on Sensata later today.
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