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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

18 October - Blogs I'm Following II

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English: Death mask of Alfred Nobel Deutsch: Totenmaske von Alfred Nobel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10:29 pm MDST

Freeze! Or the guide dog gets it! How could any police office (in broad daylight) confuse a white stick with a samurai sword?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 minutes ago
According to the officer involved, he mistook Colin Farmer’s white stick for a samurai sword. As you do. It’s the kind of mistake anyone could make. So when the 61-year-old stroke victim ignored an instruction to stop, the cop pumped 50,000 volts into him. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2219851/Freeze-Or-guide-dog-gets-it.html

Caroline Coyne Murder: 'We're not a taxi service': What police told woman, 28, who begged them for lift home an hour before predator beat her to death

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 minutes ago
Caroline Coyne (right), 28, asked two special constables to drive her home in their car after leaving a family party on foot and apparently becoming disorientated - but they said they were 'not a taxi service'. The police officers suggested the mother-of-two should call a cab, but she walked away and within an hour had been attacked by Carl Powell (left), 24, who has been jailed for life at Nottingham Crown Court. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219759/Sex-stalker-jailed-killing-young-mother-hour-tried-flag-bus-refused-lift-home-police.html

Why The Nobel Peace Prize For The EU Is Flawed...... just like the EU itself

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 minutes ago
If the EU keeps on pushing for more centralized powers to be put in its own hands, powers that will need to be taken away from member countries, it will not be a force for peace, but for fighting in the streets and other kinds of conflict and dissension. Not exactly Alfred Nobel's intention for his Peace Prize. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article37052.html

Twitter Censorship for German Users on request of the German Government

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 minutes ago
Twitter waded into potentially perilous territory on Thursday when it blocked users in Germany from access to the account of a neo-Nazi group that is banned by the government here. Twitter employees are not combing through the hundreds of millions of messages posted each day searching for offensive material, but are responding only to government requests, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/world/europe/twitter-blocks-access-to-neo-nazi-group-in-germany.html?_r=0

"The Mysterious Phenomenon of 'Shadow People'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
"The Mysterious Phenomenon of 'Shadow People'" by Bernard Powell "One of the most interesting and intriguing phenomena in the world of paranormal activity is that of the "Shadow People." Each and every week there seems to be more and more stories and reports involving these mysterious beings, and they certainly have become a hot topic and a subject of growing interest of research by investigators. Stories about these strange entities and their natures vary from harmless, quiet and shy observers to malevolent and downright nasty creatures of mal-intent. As with most things in the... more »

China to conduct exercise in East China Sea

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 minutes ago
The Chinese navy will conduct a joint exercise in the East China Sea with the country's fishery administration and marine surveillance agency on Friday, navy sources announced on Thursday. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-10/18/c_131915230.htm

Europe advances towards single banking supervisor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 21 minutes ago
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the 27 leaders agreed at a Brussels summit to adopt a legal framework by the end of this year giving the European Central Bank overall responsibility for banking supervision. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/uk-eu-summit-idUKBRE89G1XC20121019

Rachel Carson, "One Summer Night..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 25 minutes ago
*Click image for larger size.* * * "One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that coul... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake CRETE, GREECE - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 28 minutes ago
Magnitude ML 4.8 Region CRETE, GREECE Date time 2012-10-19 03:36:18.4 UTC Location 35.32 N ; 26.12 E Depth 18 km Distance 13 km N Sitía

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 28 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 03:35:12 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 05:35:12 AM at epicenter Location 32.595°N, 31.006°E Depth 15.2 km (9.4 miles) Region EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA Distances 185 km (115 miles) NE (34°) from Alexandria, Egypt

Judy Chu Had A Lot Of Reasons To Endorse Jay Chen-- Here's Her Guest Post On Them

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 29 minutes ago
Rep. Judy Chu-- We need more congressmembers like her Even among 100 or 200 or 300... or 435 there got to be one person who is the very best. Or maybe two people tied for very best. But in this case, it isn't a tie, A former Blue America endorsee who won her congressional seat, Judy Chu, has the single best Progressive Punch crucial vote score-- both for her entire career and for the current 2011-12 session. Here's the top 10: Judy has been a real leader in Southern California politics as well, helping to elect independent-minded progressives like herself. She's endorsed all three ... more »

“Get a Job”

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 30 minutes ago
image source Dan and Sheila Gendron, *Contributors* Our commitment to living the survivalist lifestyle includes living so far off the beaten path as to make a daily commute to work impractical to say the least. And so, in monetary terms, we have been living on just a few hundred dollars a year. Someone, not understanding the essence of survivalism, suggested recently that we “get a job.” For their sake, as well as anyone else out there who thinks that living a survivalist life means transferring your suburban life to another location, here is my job description and “payment”:... more »

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 32 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 02:51:56 UTC Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 07:51:56 PM at epicenter Location 32.176°N, 115.210°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) (poorly constrained) Region BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Distances 16 km (10 miles) SW (217°) from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

"The World's Last Whale"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 32 minutes ago
"As I rocked in the moonlight, And reefed the sail. It'll happen to you Also without fail, If it happens to me. Sang the world's last whale." - Pete Seeger

Bradford Baumet killed three women in Casselberry, Florida, before turning the gun on himself

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 33 minutes ago
Police said 36-year-old Bradford Baumet had a domestic violence injunction against him. http://news.sky.com/story/999649/gunman-in-beauty-salon-shootings-named

44 Really Cool Uses of Paracord for Survival

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 34 minutes ago
Gaye Levy, *Contributor* My love affair with paracord continues. Not only is it strong and useful for a myriad of tasks, it is colorful and fun to work with while making bracelets, key fobs, belts and other goodies. Enter paracord into your search engine and you will be treated to a ton of stuff – what is it, how is it use, where to buy it and more. It seems like everyone has a stake in the paracord love-fest. *What Exactly is Paracord?* I first wrote about paracord in May 2012 in the article Paracord for Function and Fashion. I described paracord this way: Paracord is a light... more »

US $12m Bounty For 'Al Qaeda Financiers'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 35 minutes ago
Muhsin al Fadhli allegedly had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks while Adel Radi Saqr al Wahabi al Harbi fought in Afghanistan. http://news.sky.com/story/999659/us-12m-bounty-for-al-qaeda-financiers

Catherine Gowing Image Released as her sister appeals for information

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 35 minutes ago
CCTV footage of the last known sighting of a missing Irish woman feared to have been murdered in Wales has been released by police. http://news.sky.com/story/999589/last-sighting-of-missing-irish-woman-released

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 36 minutes ago
"Located just next door, Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to the Sun. A view from our interstellar neighbor a mere 4.3 light-years away is shown in this illustration. The Sun is at the upper right, a bright star against the background of the Milky Way. *Click image for larger size.* The crescent in the foreground is an artist's rendering of a planet now reported orbiting Alpha Centauri B, making it the closest known exoplanet. Discovered by astronomer Xavier Dumusque et al. using the planet hunting HARPS instrument to measure minute shifts in the star's spectrum for mor... more »

US Scout Leaders 'Hid Decades Of Abuse'...and the authorities Could of Stopped them, but didn't!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 37 minutes ago
Decades worth of "perversion files" are published, showing how scoutmasters and authorities let sex abuse predators go free. http://news.sky.com/story/999680/perversion-files-decades-of-scout-abuse-revealed

The US Is Governed By Psychopaths

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 39 minutes ago
*YouTube - Bobby Powell* The United States is governed by psychopaths. I am aware that this is a pretty bold statement, but what else can one call people in power who laugh at the deaths of human beings that THEY caused? What else can you call George Walker Bush, who makes jokes over starting an unnecessary war that killed more than a million Iraqis and caused tens of thousands of American casualties? What else can you call Hillary Clinton who cackled with glee when she learned Moammar Gadaffi had been brutally murdered by the al-Qaeda thugs she helped Obama send to Libya? What el... more »

Chinese Plant Compound Wipes out Cancer in 40 Days, Says New Research

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 44 minutes ago
Anthony Gucciardi A little-known plant with a truly bizarre name is now making headlines as a cancer killer, with the compound of the plant vanishing tumors in mice with pancreatic cancer. Known as the ‘thunder god vine’ or lei gong teng, the Chinese plant is actually integrated into Chinese medicine and has been used for ages in remedying a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. According to the new research out of the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center, the thunder god plant compound led to no signs of tumors after a 40 day period — even after disco... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 44 minutes ago
Magnitude mb 5.0 Region OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Date time 2012-10-19 01:50:06.0 UTC Location 39.76 N ; 143.19 E Depth 10 km Distances 112 km (69 miles) E of Miyako, Japan

"Who Are We? Maybe Not Who You Think"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 45 minutes ago
"Who Are We? Maybe Not Who You Think" by Robert Lanza, MD "Who in the world am I?" asked Alice (in Wonderland). "Ah, that's the great puzzle!" The question may make you wonder about taking time to ponder such philosophical babble. The answer is usually defined by what you can control. A reply might be, "I can wiggle my toes but I can't move the legs of the table." The dividing line between self and nonself is taken to be the skin. This is reinforced every day of our lives - every time you fill out a form: I am ___ (your name here). It's such an integral part of our lives that th... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 46 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 01:19:44 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:19:44 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.763°S, 152.137°E Depth 88.3 km (54.9 miles) Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 47 km (29 miles) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Things that go bump in the night: Keeping Skippy safe from the Terr'ists

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 47 minutes ago
Janet Phelan According to Randall Larsen, Executive Director of the WMD Center in Washington, DC, the terrorists’ next target may be your peanuts. Yep, Larsen is staying up at night with the worry beads due to the fact that all the nation's peanuts are processed at one plant, in North or South Carolina . . . he can't remember which. According to Larsen, the centralization of this facility provides an easy target for terrorists wielding chemical or biological weapons. Larsen is a former Colonel in the United States Air Force and is a decorated Vietnam vet. He is a founding memb... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake BALLENY ISLANDS REGION - 18th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 52 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 21:24:22 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 07:24:22 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 62.721°S, 155.813°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region BALLENY ISLANDS REGION Distances 518 km (321 miles) NW of Young Island,

What’s Next for GMOs? How About Genetically Modified Trees!

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 52 minutes ago
Elizabeth Renter Industries are all about making more money, at any cost. If they can develop something now that will save money and produce more down the road, they will—often tossing ethical concerns to the side. Need proof? Just look at Big Pharma’s sales of harmful drugs, their cycle of side effects and treatments, or even how they want to make genetically modified plants to produce pharmaceutical drugs. Need more proof? Look at Monsanto and environmentally destructive herbicides. The latest movement towards increased production at a lesser cost comes in the form of genetica... more »

Chet Raymo, “Examination of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 54 minutes ago
*“Examination of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo “I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade- the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesap... more »

Scientists: Creativity Part of ‘Mental Illness’

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 56 minutes ago
Anthony Gucciardi If you like to express yourself through painting, writing, or any other form of artistic action, scientists now say that you must be suffering from a mental illness of some kind. In a new display of how truly insane the mainstream medical health paradigm has become, mainstream media outlets are now regurgitating the words of ‘experts’ who say that those who are creative are actually, more often than not, mentally ill. After all, more than 50% of the United States is, by definition of the psychiatrists of the nation, mentally ill. Even questioning the government... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

DA Asks for Investigation in Detention of Charlie Castle

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
Janet C. Phelan San Bernardino Assistant District Attorney Tristan Svare has requested that the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department initiate an investigation concerning allegations of fraud surrounding the conservatorship and sixteen-month-long psychiatric detention of a Redlands man, Charlie Castle. Castle was placed under a conservatorship by San Bernardino Court in June of 2011 and has allegedly never had a trial or seen a judge, both potential violations of conservatorship laws. During a conversation with this reporter last week, Svare stated concern that Castle might be th... more »

All-Time Darwin Award: The Nuclear Industry

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
Rady Ananda Gar Smith’s *Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth* is a 14-point condemnation of President Eisenhower’s “peaceful atom,” an exposé of official and corporate lies, and a multi-pronged platform of alternatives. When Ike okayed nuclear power, “they screwed the pooch,” says political cartoonist Mike DiBari. Ike’s military-industrial complex wrote our death sentence when the US authorized the development of nuclear energy: humanity will not survive this technology, nor will most other species. “In 2000 alone, civilian reactors produ... more »

H.L. Mencken, "All Government..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. All it can see in an... more »

Seeds of Freedom

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
*The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story.* *Seeds of Freedom* charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the ... more »

Japanese brain wave-controlled robotic suit could help make Fukushima cleanup effort safer

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* Contrary to popular belief, the horrific nuclear disaster at Fukushima is far from over. Indeed, as Agence France-Presse (AFP) points out, “The decommissioning of the crippled plant is expected to take several decades.” However, the “profoundly man-made” disaster at Fukushimaand the dangers associated with the ongoing cleanup effort could be mitigated, at least in part, by robotic suits controlled by the brain waves of the operator known as the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL). It is worth noting that the true state of the Fukushima plant remains large... more »

Financial Collapse 2013: The End of The Bretton Woods System

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
*We The People* The financial crisis of 2008 was not an accident. Fraud and theft by banking elites was pre-planned, and the determination was made to allow it, and not prevent, nor prosecute those banking insiders who were guilty of doing it. These actions are all part of a plan to bring an end to what remains of the Bretton Woods Financial System and replace it with a new financial system that gives even greater power to the banking elite. *We The People Association* Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner Be the Change! Share this u... more »

"Speaking Out Against Government Is Now Considered A Mental Disorder"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Speaking Out Against Government Is Now * *Considered A Mental Disorder"* by Susanne Posel "Yesterday, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, dismissed the unlawful detainment and FBI case against US veteran Brandon Raub. The FBI petitioned the court to have Raub involuntarily detained and forced to have psychiatric evaluations after a previous hearing wherein the Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes granted the governmental request citing entries on Raub's private Facebook page was "terrorist in nature". Stokes originally sentenced Raub to 30 days commitment to a psychiatric wa... more »

New Article From John Friend: News From The Jews

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I am always keeping tabs on great articles from true friends of mine in what I have always been calling the REAL truth movement. I cannot stress enough the importance of each of us taking material from other sources and spreading it around so that the message gets to as large an audience as possible! Just today, I came across a great article from my friend, John Friend, who writes the blog: John Friend's Blog, at www.johnfriendsblog.blogspot.com. It is entitled: "News From The Jews" and really hits home about some of the recent activities of the criminals out for our enslavement... more »

Who Needs Certification? NYC Desperate for Teachers

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
Public education "standards" are being lowered. Imagine that. From Alternet: Who Needs Certification? NYC Dept. of Ed. Wants to Train Teachers on the Fly To fill a shortage of teachers in the City, the Dept. of Ed. proposes bypassing college certification for potential candidates and training them internally instead.


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
*R. v. Murray*, 2010 ABQB 784 involved an impaired driving charge. A group of angry men were threatening and the accused, though impaired, claimed he had to drive away. The defence of necessity was accepted and the court gave a helpful summary of the law: * * *The Law on the Defence of Necessity* [21] In *R. v. Perka*, 1984 CanLII 23 (SCC), [1984] 2 S.C.R. 232, Dickson J. explained at p. 248 that the defence of necessity rests on a realistic assessment of human weakness, recognizing that a liberal and humane criminal law cannot hold people to the strict obedience of... more »

As DOMA goes down again, will ideological hack shyster Paul "Ohfer" Clement be kicking back any of that $1.5M?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Severely conservative" U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs -- once the subject of a Glenn Greenwald piece called "Dennis G. Jacobs: Case study in judicial pathology" -- wrote the 2-1 majority opinion declaring Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional.* *"[L]aw (federal or state) is not concerned with holy matrimony. Government deals with marriage as a civil status -- however fundamental -- and New York has elected to extend that status to same-sex couples. A state may enforce and dissolve a couple's marriage, but it cannot sanctify or bless it. For that, the ... more »

Hillary Mann Leverett: "This path leads us to another unnecessary war in the Middle East"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Hillary Mann Leverett on the U.S. and EU sanctions against Iran* *and the consequences of an attack on Iran by the United States and Israel for the U.S. position in the Middle East and around the world: "As an American strategist, my concern is this path leads us to another unnecessary war in the Middle East that will not only kill people, but will dramatically degrade America's standing, hurt the United States and hurt our allies in the long-term that rely on a credible and strong America." [20:25 - 20:44]. Source: Al Jazeera, "Inside Story - Iran: The impact and limits of sanctio... more »

NWO Dead on Arrival

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 3 hours ago


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ *America R.I.P.* ------------------------------ October 16, 2012 | Original Here During the second half of the 20th century the United States was an opportunity society. The ladders of upward mobility were plentiful, and the middle class expanded. Incomes rose, and ordinary people were able to achieve old-age security. In the 21st century the opportunity society has disappeared. Middle class jobs are scarce. Indeed, jobs of any kind are scarce. To stay even with population growth from 2002 through 2011, the economy needed about 14 million new... more »

Jill Stein Arrested Outside Hofstra Debate

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
Voices of the American people = Arrested. Voices of the anti-American Banksters = Respected. Something is wrong. Source: Newsy.

Mitt's mental health

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 4 hours ago
Mitt chickened out on his appearance with the "sharp tongued wimmen" of The View but her Ladyship Ann deigned to appear in his stead and brought along some of their "boys." Far as I can tell the only thing new or interesting she had to say was to promise Mitt would never run for office again if he loses this race. But this little item is tweet of the day from someone apparently watching the show. utaustinliberal: Josh Romney: "You leave my dad alone for too long, he starts to get crazy so we need my mom to stabilize him." O.M.G. #TheView You'll recall it wasn't that long ago that ... more »

Resistance of The Drones - Israel Did Not React To The Drone - Resistance Girl

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*An eye for an eye, a drone for a drone. * Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's *remarks* about the drone [October 11, 2012]: "First of all, regarding the drone, we witnessed unique operation in the history of Lebanon and the region. The Resistance claims responsibility for the operation. The Resistance in Lebanon sent a sophisticated reconnaissance drone from Lebanon toward the [Mediterranean] Sea, which it crossed for hundreds of kilometers, before it entered [Israeli airspace] and hovered over many important locations before it was discovered by the Israeli air force. T... more »

SALUSA: Trust your body, it knows exactly what is good and appropriate for it

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
*Trust your body, it knows exactly what is good and appropriate for it* SaLuSa through Isabel Henn October 18, 2012 Veröffentlicht am Oktober 18, 2012 von Sirian Heaven First, a quick update. After the last portal and the energies that came through, you're in a short rest. The enormous energies need to be further processed by your body before the next burst of energy approaching, only a few more days until *21-10-12, another day for a portal opening.* Therefore enjoy the short break and please rest enough. The end of the year is now approaching fast, just over two months until ... more »

Another Sanctimonious Rightwinger Explodes in Flames

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 5 hours ago
You might have seen him on *Real Time* with Bill Maher or the *Colbert Report*. He's Dinesh D'souza, radical rightwing pundit, president of an Evangelical college and the guy behind the film *2016: Obama's America*. He's a weasly sort of sanctimonious, holier than thou little prick and now, true to form for his sort of Republican, he's been caught putting that prick where it doesn't belong. *If you look back over recent decades, you will find this creature surfacing in any number of conservative crusades. Stirring up jingoistic anti-Obama fantasies , for example. Or protecting ... more »

Obama Aides Launch Preemptive Attack on New Iran Plan

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
*Iran Review* *Gareth Porter* * * Although the place and time of the next round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have not yet been announced, the manoeuvring by Iran and the United States to influence the outcome has already begun. Iran sought support for a revised proposal to the talks during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month, according to a New York Times report Oct. 4. Then, only a few days later, the Barack Obama administration launched a preemptive attack on the proposal through New York Times reporter David Sanger. The officials suggested the Iranian pr... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
http://www.silverdoctors.com/5-million-ounces-of-registered-silver-withdrawn-from-brinks-since-friday/ 5 MILLION OUNCES OF REGISTERED SILVER WITHDRAWN FROM BRINK’S SINCE FRIDAY! Last Friday we updated readers of an astonishing *3.6 million ounce REGISTERED silver withdrawal from Brink’s COMEX vaults*. *The physical silver drain continued Tuesday, as a massive 1.2 million additional REGISTERED ounces were withdrawn- again from Brink’s vaults!!* *This brings the total to nearly 5 million ounces of REGISTERED silver withdrawn from a SINGLE COMEX DEPOSITORY in the span of 3 day... more »

Moody's Downgrades World's Oldest Bank to 'Junk'

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
The world's oldest bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena, was founded in 1472 (AFP, Gabriel Bouys) http://goo.gl/zrg10 *Moody's downgrades world's oldest bank to 'junk'* (AFP) – 15 hours ago MILAN — Moody's credit rating agency on Thursday downgraded the world's oldest bank, Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, to "junk" status on worries government recapitalisation plans will prove insufficient. The lowering of BMPS's rating by two notches to "Baaa3", a non-investment grade, reflects Moody's view that "there remains a material probability that the bank will need to seek... more »

An Unnecessary Death in New York

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
Police Killing Highlights Flaws of 'Zero Tolerance' [image: Photo Gallery: The Last Minutes of Darrius Kennedy] Der Spiegel Ullrich Fichtner *In midtown Manhattan, police officers shot and killed an African-American man in August after he had walked across Times Square waving a kitchen knife. His last moments tell the story of a broken law enforcement system in New York City.* * *Darrius Kennedy's date with death begins at 3 p.m., in front of the Stars & Stripes of the neon American flag in New York City's Times Square. Kennedy, a sturdy man with long Rasta braids, is wearing a white... more »

Why Don't We Know the True Scale of the Fukushima Releases

Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
Radiation is political and current governmental and intergovernmental standards of radiation safety reflect the viewpoints of the winners in the fifty year old debate between independent geneticists and scientists affiliated with the nuclear power or weapons industry. It may very well be that our genomes are far more vulnerable than accepted standards of exposure presume. EPA standards for air and drinking water and FDA standards for milk, and food also reflect substantial trade-offs and cost-benefit tradeoffs using data that may not reflect the true costs of ra... more »

Video Shows Plight of Marineland Orca

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 6 hours ago
This is Kiska, a killer whale at Ontario's Marineland. The video shows the whale swimming alone, a trail of blood coming from her tail. Her former trainer says Kiska has been bleeding since July.

Arizona county gives wrong election date in Spanish voter cards

Intercept at The Intercept - 6 hours ago
CNN Ed Payne Michael Payne Arizona's Maricopa county listed the wrong date in the Spanish version of voter registration cards, a development likely to further complicate tense relations between local authorities and Latino residents. The county's elections office says it mailed out nearly 2 million new voter registration cards. Only about 50 of the cards -- handed out over-the-counter at its offices -- had the error, it said. Instead of November 6, the Spanish translation said the election would take place on November 8. "The program has been updated so it reflects the correct date... more »

AMMO Bunkers Explode in USA and Russia

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
Louisiana Ammo Bunker Explosion 10/17/2012 ------------------------------ Russian Ammo Bunker Explosion 10/9/2012 http://rt.com/news/weapons-depot-fire-orenburg-982/ The smoke is rising near Donguz station in the Orenburg region.(RIA Novosti) The smoke is rising near Donguz station in the Orenburg region. (RIA Novosti) Video courtesy Youtube user AlexanderBozzz *4,000 tons of shells explode in Central Russia, leave mushroom cloud-like plume of smoke* Published: 09 October, 2012, 13:22 Edited: 18 October, 2012, 02:35 More than 4,000 tons of shells exploded near a... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Parliamentary Cyber-Hacker Attacked Quebec Government

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
Who was Javier Doyon-Tremblay working for when he used a computer inside the House of Commons to launch cyber attacks on the Quebec government? The RCMP says the man, who also worked as an RCMP computer specialist, performed a series of attacks on the Quebec government in April. The press release suggests that Doyon-Tremblay might have been working for Anonymous in launching the attacks. *“While working at the House of Commons, [Mr. Doyon-Tremblay] allegedly hacked into the network and gained administrative privileges. He then would have proceeded with uploading a malicious progra... more »

Fukushima Steaming and Looking Very Radioactive This Morning

Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
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Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --An interview with Tessa Murphy

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 7 hours ago
*Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons* *--An interview with Tessa Murphy* *By Angola 3 News* “California Department of Corrections/PBSP-SHU policies and practices, have violated our human rights and subjected us to torture – for the purpose of coercing inmates into becoming informants against other inmates, etc., for the state,” writes one prisoner held in solitary at California’s infamous supermax Pelican Bay State Prison. This excerpt of his letter to the internationally renowned human rights organization, Amnesty International, is featured in Amnesty’s... more »

Sodomy Protected, Christianity Rejected by UK/EU Powers-That-Be

. *In the UK/EU today.* *Sodomy is tolerated. Enforcing Christian principles in your own home is not.* *With this issue, as with most others, we clearly see the implementation and enforcement of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (see below).* * **Who is really governing the EU?* *Who is really governing the UK?* (BBC News article) UK: HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE WIN B&B REFUSAL CASE A HOMOSEXUAL couple who were turned away from a bed and breakfast were discriminated against, it has been ruled. Michael Black, 64, and John Morgan, 59, booked a double room at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in B... more »

Billy Graham Gets His Tits Caught in the Romney Wringer

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
Evangelist Billy Graham must have thought he was doing Mitt Romney a big favour, inviting the Republican candidate to join him in prayer. That seems to have backfired - on Graham and Romney. *"As Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics told the Boston Globe, for an October 13, 2012 story, "Romney is counting on evangelicals. The irony is that this is a shotgun marriage between two very different religions but they are completely dependent upon one another for victory." But even before that Boston Globe story hit the press, an emerging public relations de... more »

Paul Krugman, "Understanding Romneynomics"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Understanding Romneynomics"* by Paul Krugman "I’ve been delving a bit into what the Romney campaign and its economist fellow-travelers have been saying, and I think I have figured out the true economic doctrine Romney and his inner circle have in mind. It is, needless to say, not what the campaign has claimed. The official line has been that the five-point program will create scads of jobs. This has a couple of problems. First, the program is vacuous — for the most part it’s a statement of desired outcomes, not policies. Second, as Glenn Kessler points out, the studies claimed... more »

Must Read - Greg Palast Outs Romney's Vulture Perfidy or Why Mitt Romney Really Won't Release His Tax Returns

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
Veteran investigative journo Greg Palast has the goods on Mitt Romney and why the Republican candidate doesn't want anyone looking at his tax returns. "*Oh, it’s one of the creepiest stories I’ve investigated in a long time, Amy. Mitt Romney, through Ann Romney’s blind trust—not so blind, they could see exactly where the money was going—gave their money to Paul "The Vulture" Singer, a guy you and I have been following on Democracy Now! for five years. Singer, with two of his hedge fund buddies, bought up the auto parts division of General Motors for only 67 cents a share. They we... more »

How Hostile To Science Are Republican Congressmen?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Ralph Hall, ancient GOP Science denier heads the Science Committee We started looking at the House Science Committee when a particularly brainless and outspoken freshman teabagger, Sandy Adams (R-FL), since defeated in a primary, started ranting and raving in a Science Committee hearing about how the National Weather Service should be disbanded because cable TV does such a great job, never considering exactly *where* cable TV gets their information. Another member of the committee told me that even most of the Republicans saw Adams as an embarrassment and as a focus for scorn and der... more »

"Your Vote Still Doesn’t Matter"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Your Vote Still Doesn’t Matter"* by Douglas French "I hit a nerve whenever I write about voting and democracy. Point out the sheer lunacy of the civic religion and a certain group of readers will blow their stacks, sending back long emails stuffed with long words, calling me things like “intellectually vacuous” and insisting I’m full of “self-aggrandizement.” Such is the case with an email from Laissez Faire Today reader B.R., who says he doesn’t normally like to start his criticisms with name-calling but believes the idea of not voting is “so astounding” that it “requires an ... more »

H5N1 scare in Nepal, hundreds of birds culled

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Kathmandu: Hundreds of birds have been culled in central Nepal after the presence of bird flu virus was confirmed at a poultry farm. http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/h5n1-scare-in-nepal-hundreds-of-birds-culled_806013.html

Leaked Audio Captures Romney Asking Employers To Tell Their Employees How To Vote

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
Global Post Jessica Phelan [image: Romney asia donations 2012 10 08] Newly-discovered audio from a conference call in June captures Mitt Romney asking business owners to urge their employees to vote for him. Romney, speaking on a call to the very conservative National Federation of Independent Business, tells a group of business owners that they should “make it very clear” how they feel about the candidates. The audio, discovered by In These Times, also captures Romney telling the business owners to “pass… along to your employees” how their jobs might be effected by who wins in Nove... more »

Anti-Choice AWESOMENESS! With Zip-Lines!!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
From SUZYALLCAPSLOCK I learned there is a Facebook-like thingy for anti-choicers called ProLifeBook. SHE is involved in a discussion about what they should do next. Jonathan Darnel doesn't think they should be doing this . (emphasis in original) So here's an article about an enormous pro-life concert taking place in L.A. which is supposedly "aimed at strengthening young people in their pro-life convictions": Pro-Life Youth to Fill Dodger Stadium* in Event Celebrating Life Forgive my typical skepticism, but this just screams *"Waste of Time"*. Have we learned nothing whatsoever f... more »

Paul Ryan's Greasy Soup Kitchen Stunt

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
Romney running mate Paul Ryan really doesn't like the poor or their soup kitchens. In fact, if he had his way, he'd slash the very social spending they depend on. That's why it was curious when Ryan, with wife and three kids in tow, showed up uninvited at the soup kitchen in the poorest town in America, Youngston, Ohio. The blatant hypocrisy even made the pages of Germany's *Der Spiegel*: *On Saturday afternoon, the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan paid a short visit to the dining hall for a photo op with his wife and three children as they helped doing the dish... more »

Romney, The Drug Kingpin

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Photo: Mitt Romney's loot*. Romney is all about straight cash. Love for country? Haha. Love for freedom? Haha. The War on Drugs is a War on America. Romney has profited off of this absurd war at the expense of America's prosperity, health, liberty, and future. Kevin Barrett writes in his article, *"LA Times: Romney’s a drug-money launderer"*: *Back in July, the Los Angeles Times – not VT, Infowars or Truth Jihad Radio– broke the story that Mitt Romney is a drug money launderer. How did we all miss this story? (Until John Hankey and then Gordon Duff picked it up.)* *Maybe it’s... more »

B.C. Conservative Exiles Back NDP's Adrian Dix

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
For a good while now, B.C.'s provincial Conservative Party has been a laughingstock. Now with the party's hopes for renewal in tatters, members of its disaffected wing say they'll back the NDP leader Adrian Dix. What was that line about politics and bedfellows?

Toxic gas leak from oil well sparks Kuwait alert

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Health officials warned Kuwaitis to stay inside and seal doors and windows tightly on Wednesday after toxic gas leaked from an oil well north of Kuwait City. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ihAvIH8TP6c5LdEEdxzq2nmDkgvQ?docId=CNG.84104af02afdc00c1fb46ca311ffabed.331

Eleven killed, 10 missing in a mudslide slammed in Peru

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Those killed in the landslide include five children, Ronald Garcia, the provincial mayor, told RPP national radio network. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Eleven-killed-10-missing-in-a-mudslide-that-slammed-Peru/articleshow/16860450.cms?

They Have Binders and Binders and Binders

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
From *TruthDig:*

Level of Emperor's Children's Disrepect for President At All-Time High? & Richest Hauls Just Keeep On Growing (Are You Among These Favored People?)

Romney's Bain Capital to Send High-Tech Jobs to China Right Before the Election As Joan Walsh says, "It's going to be a tough three weeks." Those Bad, Bad GOP Boys Tagg Romney wants to "take a swing at" Obama while Tommy Thompson's son would send him back to Kenya. Classy. Joan Walsh Mitt Romney’s weird aggressiveness toward President Obama has been widely discussed since Tuesday’s

$1.2B Nunavut to Manitoba road would be a "tough sell"

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
The fact is Canada does not make economic sense -- looking at economics only Canada would be far better folded into the North American market. If we want a nation, as opposed to a loose federation of local places, we need to have proper land links. Look at Alaska -- that State has proper highways. Officials say if road is built, it must be for national, not economic, reasonsCBC News A study obtained by CBC News shows the cost of a road from Manitoba to Nunavut would likely far outweigh its economic benefits. However, Canada was built by rail, road and waterways, and people who ar... more »

International Law and Armed Conflict (Syria version)

Betcy Jose at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) recently determined that the situation in the entire country of Syria can be classified as a non-international armed conflict. While this may not have been news to many watching events unfold there, what … Continue reading →

He Never Saw It Coming

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
61-year old Colin Farmer (above) is blind and, due to two strokes, walks at a snail's pace using the standard white cane. Enter the local cops in Chorley, Lancashire, where Farmer was wending his way to a pub for a drink with his pals. The police were responding to reports of a man in town wielding a deadly martial arts weapon, a Samurai sword. White cane, Samurai sword - whatever. *"The whole thing was like being trapped in a nightmare," he told the Chorley Guardian.* *Mr Farmer said he heard shouting on the street but did not know what it was about and thought he was abo... more »

Old Old Senate Update

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
I don't think I've said anything about this one since Tommy Thompson (71) won the GOP primary in Wisconsin. It's time for an update. Recall the basics here: Congress has been getting older and older for some time now, although there was a bit of a reversal in the current Congress from record highs. So how are things looking for the next Congress? It looks as if the next Senate will be almost exactly as old as the current Senate. I'm going to look at incumbent compared with most likely replacement, and I'm going to use Nate Silver's current estimates. Why? Because it's easy! But not... more »

The Romneys are such lovely people

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 9 hours ago
At the debate, Mitt Romney blamed parents for the violent tendencies in their children. Then his son Tag Romney, said he wanted to punch out President Obama. Of course, he was just joking (*wink*). I mean, does *this*look a family prone to anger? [photo via] And her Ladyship Ann Romney, was just scratching an itch here -- honest. Gosh, their Lord and Master, Willard Mitt Romney, he *never* gets mad. [photo via] Not *ever*. He the epitome of even-tempered. [photo via] Nah. The one you have to worry about is that angry blah guy. [photo via] Yeah, the *blah guy* is the big me... more »

Hey Steve, Guess Who's on the Security Council? Australia

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Well, well, our cousins down under have succeeded where Steve Harper utterly failed. Australia has been given a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Not that it matters to the Harper regime. They've been dissing the U.N. ever since they got tossed. Sour grapes but, to you Aussies, "Good on ya."

The CIA Times: Everything that's fit to fictionalize

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
The New York Times is The CIA Times. Michael S. Rozeff writes in a post called, *"NY Times a CIA Organ?"*: Daniel, your summary of the *New York Times* position on Syria leads me to hypothesize that the paper has been infiltrated by the CIA and/or that the CIA is feeding it "news" or interpretations from sources (outfits) that it controls or influences. The CIA doesn't only spy. It employs disinformation routinely with front organizations. Searching on google finds this right away. Or look at this. Or this. I am inclined to say that we can amass a great deal of evidence consiste... more »

The Fertilizer Tree Catches On in Africa

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Researchers in Malawi have found a way to free farmers of dependency on expensive and destructive fertilizers. Farmers there grow maize, corn, and their crops require large quantities of nitrogen and phosphorous from the depleted soils necessitating large amounts of fertilizer. Enter the "fertilizer tree." *The 'fertilizer tree' or gliricidia, a leguminous tree, has the ability to draw nitrogen from the air and insert it into soil, changing it into a form that plants can use. "The trees also restore some amount of phosphorus to the soil," said Gudeta Sileshi, the study's lead au... more »

Body language hits the front page!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012* *As the IQ points burn:* On the New York Times op-ed page, we get this lengthy piece about Tuesday night’s debate. Essentially, it’s an etiquette lesson on interruption. In the Times, Romney’s tax proposal got 1200 words. Today, this topic gets almost as much. Not that there’s anything wrong with it! Then too, consider this front-page report in today’s Washington Post. A CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK, it importantly says. Below that, we get the headline. Soon, through the help of Sarah Kaufman, the IQ points start to burn: KAUFMAN (10/18/12): *In a battle of body ... more »

‘Three Strikes of Injustice’

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 hours ago
New York Times KELLY DUANE de la VEGA KATIE GALLOWAY In 1994, California voters passed the harshest three-strikes law in the country. Soon after, stories began to emerge about people receiving life sentences for petty crimes such as stealing a pair of gloves or a slice of pizza. Such cases challenged the commonly held belief that the law applied only to violent criminals. Our interest in this issue deepened when we read the results of a 2010 report, shared with us by the Three Strikes Project at Stanford Law School. The study showed that more than 4,000 inmates in California are se... more »

Essex floods Rescue

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Thirteen people were rescued from cars trapped in flood water in West Mersea, Essex, in the last 24 hours as Britain was battered by heavy rain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219729/BREAKING-NEWS-Thirteen-people-rescued-cars-stuck-floods-West-Mersea-Essex.html

Joshua Owens - Humanity is Rising (Original Song)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
This is the new anthem of this blog.

The Final Drop: Ending Oil Subsidies is The First Step to the Last Drop

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
See the web page at: http://thefinaldrop.org/

Why We Must Break Up Canada's Media Cartel

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Once you have a thoroughly corporatized mass media, rife with concentration of ownership and cross-ownership, your democracy is in peril. It's not a question of if but a question of when and how badly democratic freedoms will suffer. A corporate mass media does not trade in information. It trades in messages conveying the ideas it wants disseminated. These can have little or no relationship to actual information or even truth and, unlike information, messaging is a very lucrative commodity for corporate mass media. *FOX News* is a perfect example. Its content is tied tightly... more »

Maddow explains how Romney got conned!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012* *Playing dumb? Or just getting it wrong:* On her eponymous program last night, Rachel Maddow explained how Mitt Romney bungled so badly on Tuesday night. Why was Romney so sure that Obama hadn’t called the Benghazi killings an “act of terror?” What made the hopeful so certain? Yesterday, we suggested that Romney got conned by a con. He had heard so much bullshit about Benghazi, he had come to believe it was right. Last night, Maddow said something similar. But what she said was importantly wrong. The corporate multimillionaire started by explaining an... more »

Nick Griffin's Desperate Stunt

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 10 hours ago
On a day that demonstrates the thugs of Golden Dawn in Greece aren't necessarily having it all their way; on a damp, cold island off the coast of North West Europe, a beleaguered co-thinker attempts to stir up some controversy: It's likely the small band of A Very Public Sociologist readers who've returned to the fold post-reboot have at a passing familiarity with the casementioned by Nazi Nick. There is more than a hint of desperation to Griffin's tweet. It's hard to believe it's been three years since the BNP was something of a power in the land. In the grand scheme of things its... more »

DRAKE: Awright HEADS UP!!!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
* * *I don't usually post Drake's stuff anymore as its been so often incorrect, and I think he's peripheral to what the military will do. Drake has served an important role in setting up the legal basis to restore the Republic back to its people with the research he has done. My take on Drake is he's a liaison with the Dragon societies and a means for the military to keep the militia groups from being loose cannons in this whole process. I am posting this now because it SEEMS to fit with some information that fell into my lap this week. Keep in mind Drake is prone to a bit ... more »

Woodworth and 'Modern' Science

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 10 hours ago
Aww. Isn't this cute? MP Stephen Woodworth, he of Woodworth's Wank, is still in the public eye he has grown addicted to. But uh-oh, look at this. Under the heading Woodworth garnering all the wrong attention Joseph McNinch-Pazzano writes: After Kitchener-Centre Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth’s failed attempt to reopen the abortion debate in Canada, you might have thought he would gracefully exit the spotlight of hot button social issues. Regrettably, this is not the case. On Oct.7, Woodworth was a featured guest for an event in Quebec where he appeared alongside Michel Li... more »

Roger Baker : Which Side Are You On, Austin?

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
Most Austin City Council members are elected from four affluent zip codes, in red above. Which side are you on? The people's plan versus the politicians' plan The struggle for populist control of the City of Austin government by means of 10 independent district elections can be seen as the 1960s struggle for civil rights brought up to date. By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 18, 2012 [

Implosion of Syria Myths a 'Nervous Breakdown' for US, Allies

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
* Daniel McAdams* lewrockwell.com October 18, 2012 The *New York Times* has finally reported what many watching the Syria insurgency have noticed all along: US-facilitated weapons shipments are ending up in the hands of radical jihadists. Of course while getting those facts right, the *NYT*, blinded as it is by ideology, gets the conclusion wrong. The Times has for some time been pushing the line that the US must act fast militarily in Syria lest the mythical “people’s uprising” be hikacked by radicals. In short, they have been — surprise — distorting facts to propagandize for war.... more »

Is America Too Divided to Continue?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Being American these days is becoming something akin to sharing bathwater - it's no fun if you know the previous occupant is too damned dumb to wipe his butt. A good many Americans today find themselves wondering if they're wallowing in a human gravy boat. It was the South, today's Red States, that fought for their independence a century and a half ago. It's taken a good long while but now there are some Yankees coming out and saying maybe it's best for Red and Blue to part company. The internal contradictions and tensions may leave no other choice. A huge gap is emerging ... more »

Romney says Obama also has investments in Chinese companies and through a Cayman Islands trust

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Romney:* "Mr. President, have you looked at your pension? Have you looked at your pension?" *Obama:* "You know, I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long. I don’t check it that often." *Romney:* "Let me give you some advice. Look at your pension. You also have investments in Chinese companies. You also have investments outside the United States. You also have investments through a Caymans trust." http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2012/oct/17/mitt-romney/romney-says-obama-also-has-investments-chinese-com/

WELFARE SOARS 32% IN 4 YEARS....Must be the promise of that free obamaphone

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Welfare spending has grown substantially over the past four years, reaching $746 billion in 2011 — or more than Social Security, basic defense spending or any other single chunk of the federal government — according to a new memo by the Congressional Research Service. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/18/welfare-spending-jumps-32-percent-four-years/

Nigel Farage Euro Summit Take 22

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Why is *David Cameron* the most enthusiastic supporter of federalism in the eurozone?

U.S. uses excessive force along Mexican border: U.N.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The United States has used excessive force against immigrants along the Mexican border and should cooperate in investigating border killings, including those of many young people, the top United Nations human rights official said on Thursday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-mexico-us-un-rights-idUSBRE89H13F20121018

Violence erupts at Greek anti-austerity protests

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Greek police clashed with anti-austerity protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs on the day of a general strike that brought much of the near-bankrupt country to a standstill. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-greece-strike-idUSBRE89G1XI20121018

Obama children's school evacuated after suspicious call

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Washington exclusive Sidwell Friends School, where President Barack Obama's daughters are students, was briefly evacuated on Thursday after a suspicious telephone call, the school said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-obama-school-threat-idUSBRE89H14520121018

Google Reveals 20% Drop In Income To $2.18bn

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Google Inc stunned Wall Street on Thursday with a significant miss on both revenue and earnings, wiping 9 percent off the market value of the Internet search and advertising leader. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/net-us-google-results-idUSBRE89H14Q20121018

Yes, Gallup Is Probably Goofy. So What?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 10 hours ago
Today's Gallup numbers? In their likely voter screen, Mitt Romney leads by a whopping 7 points, 52-45. On the other hand, they have registered voters at 48-47, with Romney barely leading. Meanwhile, Barack Obama's approval rating (measuring over three days, rather than the seven they use for head-to-head) ticks back up to 50%. Huh? It is highly likely that something is going wrong here -- a six point gap between registered and likely voters is just too high given how many registered voters actually vote, and a 50% approval rating (and the previous three days was at 48%) really isn't... more »

Nigel Farage Euro Summit number 22

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*** I'm now at the 22nd EU crisis summit since 2009. I am expecting nothing to be achieved. ** Merkel's idea for an EU Super Budget Commissioner is an appalling proposal. It's a straightforward attack on national democracy.*

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake MOLUCCA SEA - 18th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.5 Region MOLUCCA SEA Date time 2012-10-18 16:26:55.4 UTC Location 0.02 S ; 125.69 E Depth 43 km Distance 173 km SE Tondano

Media Endorsements In The Buck McKeon-Lee Rogers Race (CA-25)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Like most incumbents, McKeon has the local media pretty much in his back pocket. Every year the district's biggest newspaper, the *Santa Clarita Valley Signal*, run by one of his friends, mumbles about how they plan to force him to be a better congressman and then gives him a shallow, tepid endorsement. We support McKeon, but we want to see real solutions coming from him concerning Cemex-- without any political strings attached... We want him to return to being more of a Santa Clarita guy rather than a Washington guy. If our congressman is unwilling to do this, we believe he shou... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA - 18th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.6 Region KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA Date time 2012-10-18 14:01:50.5 UTC Location 4.72 N ; 125.91 E Depth 54 km Distance 90 km SE Sarangani

John Alexander - "UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities"

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: A slightly different version of this review appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of the *Journal of Scientific Exploration*.) *UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities* by John B. Alexander. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press, 2011, 305 pp. $25.99 (hardback). ISBN 978–0–312–64834–3 It is said that the truest test of a man’s intelligence is how much he agrees with you, and I find that Dr. Alexander and I share a great number of opinions. I looked first at the chapter about Philip Corso, who claimed an inside knowledge of the Roswell UFO crash and the gove... more »

Americans' Wages Expect to Decline Further

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
The Wall Street Journal reports today: "US Executives Pessimistic" (2012, Oct 18), p. B2. The article explains that a survey of 6,8000 Harvard Business School alumni found that respondents were "deeply pessimistic about the ability of companies in the US to compete in the global economy and to pay high wages to US workers...." We are experiencing a global "race to the bottom" in wages driven by the ceaseless desire to maximize profits at all costs. Please see my essay on the devolving neo-feudal economy here: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/low-wages-in-us-signal-devolving.h... more »

In determining whether speech is hate speech context is critical

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
*Lund v. Boissoin*, 2012 ABCA 300 holds, very properly, that in determining whether speech is hate speech, and subject to legal sanction, context is critical: B. Consideration of context [61] In cases subsequent to Taylor, the importance of the context and the circumstances of the publication have been emphasized. For example, in considering the application of the comparable Saskatchewan legislation, Richards J.A., in Owens v Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, 2006 SKCA 41 (CanLII), 2006 SKCA 41, stated at para 60: As a result, it is apparent that... more »

Jay D. Jurie : A Free School for the 21st Century

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
The Professor, his own self. Graphic treatment by James Retherford / The Rag Blog. A free school for the 21st century: The Online University of the Left The OUL is dedicated to 'changing our thinking, changing opinion, changing the world.' By Jay D. Jurie / The Rag Blog / October 18, 2012 Are you interested in learning more about society and the world we inhabit, how it all got to be the

Google engineer finds FinFisher spyware tracking political dissidents

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
*Engineer and student discover spyware from UK company targeting political activists.* ITPro By Rene Millman [image: Spyware]Spyware developed and sold by a UK-based company has been used to snoop on dissidents in autocratic regimes, according to two security researchers. The software, legitimately produced and sold by British firm Gamma International, has somehow managed to find its way into the hands of some of the most repressive governments in the world. According to Google security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire and Berkeley student Bill Marczak, the spyware was found in ema... more »

Another Transfer of Wealth is Occurring in America

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Majia here: Another transfer of wealth is occurring as properties formerly held by individuals are transferred to wealthy investment entities representing the Wall Street interests. Federal efforts to help distressed borrowers are sabotaged as states use foreclosure suit funds to plug budget deficits, rather than help the distressed borrowers. Wall Street already has a plan for their latest asset seizure - rent backed securities. Here are the articles from which I derive my analysis. "States Shift Foreclosure - Suit Funds" The Wall Street Journal Nick Timaros October 18, 2012 p.... more »

Man sets himself on fire outside Italy president's palace

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A man who had lost his job and feared he could no longer support his family doused himself in alcohol and set himself on fire in front of the presidential palace in Italy on Thursday. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/uk-man-fire-italy-idUKBRE89H13D20121018

Pope Sending Timothy Cardinal Dolan on Peace Mission to Syria

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
He will serve on a Vatican delegation that will travel next week to the war-ravaged country. Good luck to him; a tough gig to say the least! Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-sending-cardinal-dolan-on-peace-mission-to-syria/#ixzz29fXowzwt

Germany and France are holding an unscheduled meeting right now.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The move is an attempt to iron out some of their disagreements before getting down to business with the other 25 leaders from across the EU. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/oct/18/eurozone-crisis-eu-summit-greece-strike

WHO LOST AMERICA: Sirota and Lawrence, Dionne and Rendell!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012* *Part 4—The problem is (also) us:* How does our rapidly failing nation pretend to discuss major topics? For starters, consider that front-page report by Annie Lowrey in last month’s New York Times. Lowrey wrote a “Washington Memo” about Mitt Romney’s absurd tax proposal. There was nothing “wrong” with her report—although she pretty much buried the lede. According to a meticulous study, Romney’s ridiculous tax proposal isn’t “mathematically possible.” Lowrey failed to cite that eye-catching statement until she hit paragraph 20. Annie Lowrey buried t... more »

New Nuchelchen Video of Fukushima Steaming 10/17

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago

Twitter blocks neo-Nazi group's messages in Germany.....Wouldn't want to Tarnish the Nobel Peace prize, would we?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Twitter has blocked messages in Germany from a group banned by local authorities over right-wing extremism, using its powers to withhold content in one specific country for the first time. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/twitter-germany-idUSL5E8LIBNW20121018

Czech PM ready to veto EU bank supervision

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
*TBBT:* Off topic news: tonight, the S06E04 episode of The Big Bang Theory will finally bring Howard back to Earth. A game night will become a gender war. All the Czech media and some international outlets inform about the decision of Mr Petr Nečas, the Czech prime minister and a trained plasma physicist, to veto the planned European pan-continental bank supervision as it stands. This project is pushed primarily by Monsieur Hollande. He argues that the Czech Republic would be the most severely affected country of the EU. In this particular question, you should forget about Pre... more »

US Imperialism Unleashed: Descent into Barbarism

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
Global Research Ben Schreiner The triumph of imperialism leads to the annihilation of civilization. Rosa Luxemburg, The Junius Pamphlet With signs of a global economic downturn mounting, US aggression across the Middle East and North Africa ratchets up. And once again, US imperialism stands poised to swing open the gates of Hell. The choice presently confronting humanity, then, is one between imperialism on the one hand, and the struggle against imperialism on the other. Global Capitalism Imperiled According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook report released last week, the “risk... more »

Bangladesh father denies son involved in New York bomb plot

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The father of a Bangladeshi man accused of attempting to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank denied on Thursday that his son was involved and said he was the victim of a "racist conspiracy". http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-usa-crime-bombplot-bangladesh-idUSBRE89H0SC20121018

Good-bye NextMedia, we hardly knew ya

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
Bloomberg lays it out, the deal is going through: Next Media signed a memorandum of understanding to sell its print and television operations to Jeffrey Koo Jr., according to a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday. Koo is the eldest son of Chinatrust Financial Holding Co. founder and Chairman Jeffrey Koo Sr. The sale marks the exit of the Hong Kong mogul, known for criticizing the Chinese government, from Taiwanese media as business and political ties improve between the island and China. Lai’s foray into Taiwan’s television industry in 2010 led to two straight annual lo... more »

something to live for

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago
Necessitous men are not free men. Liberty requires the opportunity to make a living, a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Believe in the American Dream!

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
Here's a blast from the past. A declaration is an affirmation. Independence means self-government. They could have called The Declaration of Independence, The Affirmation of Self-Government! Aha! The Founders were libertarian. Abraham Lincoln noted, "Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. " Priebus says that the libertarian philosophy is "almost a non-factor" today. Republocrats AKA the oligarchy seeks to dest... more »

Report questions claims of vaccine efficacy and their rationale for use

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Having covered the vaccine issue and all it's pitfalls on countless occasions, the insincerity/hypocrisy of the pharma/medical complex never ceases to amaze me!! As you can see by the title of this post, a report has been released that questions the effectiveness of vaccines in preventing flu, and of course, the rationale for promoting their use as ineffective as they really are. So, let me explain why the use of flu vaccine is promoted year after year by governments the world over. In a nutshell. It is justification for taxpayer money to be misused to fill the coffers of the pharma... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Pearls and Feathers

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
*Have you entered the Owl Necklace Giveaway yet?* One of my favorite shoots to do with small babies involves pearls and feathers. These darling old-fashioned pictures look smashing in black and white or sepia, it gives them that vintage look everybody seems to be looking for these days. I prefer to shoot these photos with the baby just in a diaper, with a diaper cover on, that way the pearls really stand out. These photos have three aspects, a headband of some kind, I like to use a largish flowers, a strand of pearls to go around their neck and then a pile of feather boas to surro... more »

College Still Pays

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
A nice, accessible analysis of the economics of higher ed from Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney.

When Reason Fails... Bully!

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 15 hours ago
You can practically drink the flop sweat in the air, it's so thick. And leave it to the Republican Party to pull the ultimate card, employee intimidation, to try to pull off a November surprise that a five year-old can tell them ain't gonna happen. Yes, during the year when we've bullied bullying in the classroom and the schoolyard, the GOP actually thinks bullying your employees into voting Republican is a good tactic. Check out this clip of Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh on the 13th talking to, predictably, old white people. He tells his constituents that if they run a business, now wou... more »

Thursday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
Germany calls for the EU to transition to economic empire. John R. Deni makes the case for a US forward presence in Europe (via Paul MacDonald). Nick Bisley examines the meaning of “Indo-Pacific” for geopolitical order. Mark Leon Goldberg tells … Continue reading →

We Get Tear Sheets-- Wisconsin Edition

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday you saw some of the mobile billboards we're running in PA-16 on behalf of Aryanna Strader and in CA-25 on behalf of Lee Rogers. We have a dozen billboards up in southeast Wisconsin that point out the differences between Paul Ryan and Rob Zerban. YOU built those boards... or at least those of you who have contributed to our Independent Expenditure Committeethrough Act Blue or by sending a check to Blue America at PO Box 27201, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Every cent we're getting in now goes straight into our radio and TV ads. (By the way, there's no limit what you can legally gi... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 15 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Chuck Berry, 86. Some good stuff: 1. A twofer: Irin Carmon interviews the woman who asked the question about pay equity at the debate; and Jamelle Bouie debates Buzz Bissinger. 2. To complement those: John Sides on undecided voters. 3. Another twofer: Ezra Klein reads the debate transcript, parts one and two. 4. TPC lets you play with tax reform ideas. 5. And Paul Waldman looked deeper at debate questions than I did, but had the same conclusion: no evidence of bias, and the perception of bias was probably produced by the bunching of tough questions for Romney a... more »

US Jobless claims rise sharply, government flags seasonal factors

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A Labor Department official said it appeared that state-level administrative issues were distorting the data. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-usa-economy-jobs-idUSBRE89H0NI20121018

Conscience and Credibility

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Amid the cynical furor of Canadian politics, Andrew Coyne singles out four people -- three men and one woman -- who have credibility because they are guided by conscience, not convenience. Coyne writes: Politics is about packs; the more ruthless, more disciplined, more pack-like of the parties mauls the others into submission. It prizes loyalty, not before all other virtues, but to their exclusion. *We hunt together*, the aspiring politician is told. *Stick with the pack*. And so each learns to scrape and smear, to manipulate and deceive, to promise one and threaten another, exac... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 18th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11:26:42 UTC Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11:26:42 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 20.598°S, 178.360°W Depth 545.7 km (339.1 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 331 km (206 miles) W (280°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga

Japan robot suit offers hope for nuclear work

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Brain wave-controlled robot suits that allow wearers to don heavy radiation protection without feeling the weight are unveiled in Japan.

Police fire teargas at Greek anti-austerity protest

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Greek police fired teargas to disperse anti-austerity protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs on the day of a general strike that brought much of the near-bankrupt country to a standstill. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-greece-strike-idUSBRE89G1XI20121018


Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 16 hours ago
*Is TARAH TOOHIL listed anywhere in Mitt Romney's BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN? I ASK OF THEE? * Sometimes you have to put aside the serious issues and hop on something while the funny bone coals are still hot in the fire. There's two mind-boggling funny political stories going on right now: Mitt Romney's "BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN" and Tarah Toohil's...well I don't know how to describe this..."LESBIAN BONG" video/picture that surfaced. Tarah Toohil is a Republican "family values" party politician in our local area, we'll get to that later. First we'll tackle "BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN". In ... more »
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