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Friday, October 19, 2012

19 October - Blogs I'm Following

English: US editorial cartoon 1901. President ...
English: US editorial cartoon 1901. President Teddy Roosevelt watches GOP team pull apart on tariff issue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Republican campaign poster from 1896 attacking free silver. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Flag of the American Indian Movement. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Republican Primary Results.
Republican Primary Results. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Trash the vote

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 8 seconds ago
The GOP obviously can't win the election fair and square with their failed policies, so they do what they always do lie, cheat, and steal Democratic registration forms and throw them in the trash. This story broke last night and it just gets weirder as it develops. This guy was a supervisor of GOP registration drives in swing states. He got caught throwing only eight forms away and only five of those were of voters not yet registered with the state. It begins to feel like he deliberatively got caught in a serious, but essentially petty crime in order to minimize the extent of the f... more »

Gary Delong-- Global Warming Denier... In Southern California?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 minutes ago
Thursday we looked at how hostile to Science-- the engine of all economic progress-- the Republicans in Congress are. And, of course, like most reactionary trains of thought, Global Warming deniers are dominant in the old slave-holding states of the Confederacy. But in Southern California? Gary Delong, the Republican nominee who beat mainstream Republican Steve Kuykendall in the primary, roiled the race for the 47th CD congressional seat (Long Beach, Cypress, Westminster and Garden Grove) by making a stunning claim that he sees no scientific evidence of Climate Change. Does he th... more »

Merkel raises new hurdles on EU bank union

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 25 minutes ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised new hurdles on Friday to using the euro zone's rescue fund to inject capital directly into ailing banks from next year, dashing Spain's hopes of soon removing the cost from its strained national debt. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-eu-summit-idUSBRE89H0IZ20121019

WILL THEY STEAL THIS ONE, TOO? (An EMERGENCY FORUM in NYC on MONDAY!)

Intercept at The Intercept - 28 minutes ago
News From Underground Mark Crispin Miller *“WILL THE 2012 ELECTION BE STOLEN?” An Emergency Forum* ~ *Mark Crispin Miller* *(Fooled Again: The *Real *Case for Electoral** Reform*) *Jill Simpson* Attorney/Investigator *Lori Grace* Election Protection Activist *Jim March* BlackBoxVoting *Bob Fitrakis* Attorney/Author Election Reform Activist *Harvey Wasserman* Author/Environmentalist Election Reform Activist ~ *Free & Open to the Public * Monday, Oct. 22 Noon to 2:00 p.m. *Open Center * *22 E. 30th St.* *(b/t Madison & Fifth)* * * ** *Excerpt from Upcoming article: MOVEing In The Wrong D... more »

Native Americans demand formal apology for GAP genocide t-shirt

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 30 minutes ago
Image by Indigenous Action . *AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA* *LEFT FURIOUS AND DEMANDING MORE FROM GAP* ** *By Southern California AIM* *Censored News* *Oct. 16, 2012* LOS ANGELES -- American Indian Movement Southern California (AIM So Cal) Chapter is left furious and demanding more, after Gap insufficiently responds to outrage to a MANIFEST DESTINY t-shirt by designer Mark McNairy. The shirt, black with white capital letters reading “MANIFEST DESTINY,” promotes an ideology that resulted in the mass genocide of indigenous people. The shirt serves to normalize oppression... more »

the universe

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 32 minutes ago

war odometer

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 42 minutes ago

RNC Official Arrested for Trashing Voter Registrations in VA Worked for Romney Consultant, 'Fired' GOP Operative Nathan Sproul

Intercept at The Intercept - 46 minutes ago
Brad Blog Brad Friedman A man originally reported to have been working for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested by the Rockingham County, VA Sheriff's office on Thursday and charged with attempting to destroy voter registration forms by tossing them into a dumpster behind a shopping center in Harrisonburg, VA. "Prosecutors charged him with four counts of destruction of voter registration applications, eight counts of failing to disclose voter registration applications and one count of obstruction of justice," according to a report late Thursday afternoon from TPM's Ryan ... more »

Lincoln Alexander dies

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 51 minutes ago
Sad news indeed. I remember him running for Parliament in 1968 and winning my then Riding. A real giant of a man both in spirit and physically. I last saw him perhaps a year ago and he was still a vigorous and powerful man. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲ-דֹנָי אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם דַּיָּן הָאֱמֶת Story here Lincoln Alexander, Canada's first black MP and former Ontariolieutenant governor, has died at the age of 90. Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley tweeted the news Friday morning, offering his condolences to Alexander's wife Marni and his family. The man known to all as “Linc... more »

What if that divide between the rich and the poor could be delineated by who had the ability to turn on light at the flick of a switch and who did not?

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 1 hour ago
http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.fr/2012/10/what-if-electricity-was-only-for-rich.html

Guest Post: A Rejoinder to Megan MacKenzie

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
Guest Post by Andrew Mack, Human Security Report Project. We obviously agree with Megan Mackenzie’s affirmation that the mainstream narrative on wartime sexual violence ignores sexual violence against males and domestic sexual violence––even though the latter is far more prevalent … Continue reading →

Responsible Advocacy by Scientists

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 1 hour ago
The InterAcademy Council, a multi-national association of national science academies incorporated in the Netherlands, released a report this week titled "Responsible Conduct in the Research Enterprise." The report seeks to set forth areas of international consensus on what constitutes responsible research, amid changes to the global research enterprise such as scale, collaborations, an apparent increasing incidence of "irresponsible" research and demands for relevance from the public and politicians. The report explains of its focus: This report uses the words science and researc... more »

What a Racket

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
(Saul Loeb, Agence France Presse) That the political system is corrupt is no longer even up for debate. That the two mainstream presidential candidates are beholden to the plutocracy is a foregone conclusion. That the United States will eventually collapse from its own imperialistic weight is a matter not of if, but of when. The torrents of daily outrage are cascading so furiously that we can barely even keep track of them. Party tribalism is so rampant that if you're a Romney fan, you psychotically believe his opponent is a socialist. If you're an Obama supporter, there seems to be ... more »

Who the Joe Hill is Becky Bowers!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 hour ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012* *Why does the liberal world take this:* Who the hell is Becky Bowers? And why does the liberal world take this? In 1998, Bowers was writing for the Arizona Daily Wildcat, presumably as an undergraduate. This is her staff bio at the Tampa Bay Times: TAMPA BAY TIMES: Becky Bowers is a staff writer for PolitiFact.com. She has worked since 2002 for the Times as a copy editor, copy chief, business graphics reporter, online business editor, deputy business editor and most recently as the deputy government & politics editor. *After nine years in the Tampa Bay ar... more »

San Diego Panda Exam #9 - Crawling!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
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Becky Bowers is completely unskilled!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 hour ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012* *Politifact takes a dive on Benghazi:* Politifact is a fact-checking site run by the Tampa Bay Times. In 2009, it won the Pulitzer Prize. In the opinion of the guild, Politifact does high-level work. This week, Politifact decided to fact-check the Obama-Romney town hall debate. In one example, Becky Bowers tried to fact-check Romney’s bungled set of statements about Obama and Benghazi. If this was a good-faith attempt by Bowers, she simply doesn’t have the skill to be a working journalist. What happens when modern American journalists try to fact-check ... more »

Beirut Car Bomb: 'Eight Killed' In Explosion

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
At least eight people have reportedly been killed and 80 wounded by a car bomb in Lebanese capital Beirut. http://news.sky.com/story/999939/beirut-car-bomb-eight-killed-in-explosion

Work computer may be "private" for purposes of search and seizure

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
*R. v. Cole,* 2012 SCC 53 was released this morning. In summary, a person may well have a reasonable expectation of privacy protected by the Charter on a work computer. It all depends on the circumstances. Computers that are reasonably used for personal purposes - whether found in the workplace or the home - contain information that is meaningful, intimate, and touching on the user's biographical core. Canadians may therefore reasonably expect privacy in the information contained on these computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected. The accused's pers... more »

Weird Election Results and the Fiscal Cliff

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 hour ago
Kevin Collins tweets: Assignment Desk: We need some speculation about the legislative bargaining implications of three not-totally-implausible election outcomes: His three are an electoral college tie; an EC/national vote split with Barack Obama winning the electoral college; and a recount/lawsuit mess. The first two, I think, are essentially identical to simple wins by Mitt Romney (who would presumably win a tie) and Obama. In the case of a tie, I assume that virtually every single Republican Member of the House would immediately announce support for Romney, which would assure Romn... more »

HSBC Hit By 'Large Scale' Cyber Attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The banking giant says it was subjected to a "denial of service" attack but tries to reassure customers over their data. HSBC said its servers came under a "large scale denial of service attack" that affected a number of sites around the world, although it did not give further details as to the nature or whereabouts of the problem. http://news.sky.com/story/999914/hsbc-suffers-large-scale-cyber-attack

Syria under seige, Turkey strikes, AVAAZ is back and UK terror

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 2 hours ago
Lots of news to look at today. As always! Going a bit long...... *UPDATE ADDED * *First: Sunnis besiege 2 villages* The title of the “news” article sets the tone for spin. So, I am using just one part of that title “Sunnis besiege 2 Shiite villages” Beseige: *1. To surround with hostile forces.* We are aware that fundamentalist Sunni’s make up the vast majority of mercs. Hailing from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar *Britain*, *(getting to that later*) France etc. Keep those facts in mind as your read excerpts from the Montreal Gazette.* * *Anyone who tries to slip out of the Shiite... more »

Attorney Mario Joseph in Haiti....from Roger Annis

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 2 hours ago
*Public support grows for threatened human rights attorney Mario Joseph in Haiti* Published on CEPR's Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog, Wed. October 17, 2012 http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/relief-and-reconstruction-watch/public-support-grows-for-threatened-human-rights-attorney-mario-joseph *[Please refer to the original article for complete links to sources and related documents.]* Haiti’s leading human rights attorney Mario Joseph has been the subject of death threats and police surveillance and harassment in the past several months, along with other lawyers. As the... more »

8 Uses For Epsom Salts

Epsom salts. Generations of Europeans use this inexpensive product for health and beauty. Photo courtesy: Flickr/theilr/CC BY 2.0 Yes, an Epsom salt soak may bring images of the old great-aunt soaking her bunion-bound feet, but it’s a remedy whose efficacy shouldn’t be discounted. Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which have a surprising array of health and beauty benefits. The salt soak is a lost art whose time for revival has come. But beyond the classic Epsom salt bath, the inexpensive ingredient can be put to splendid use in a number of other ways as well. For sta... more »

Friday Nerd Blogging

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
My 10-year-old nugget, who by the way is now also a political commentator you can follow on Twitter, was asking about the official trailer for the new Ender’s Game movie – partly because he’s inspired by the idea of kids … Continue reading →

Canada Wins 2012 Dodo Award

It might not be as prestigious as Stephen Harper's 'World Statesmen of the Year' award, but it is a recognition, of sorts. Canada, along with the U.K., is being awarded the annual Dodo award at a UN conference on biodiversity — currently taking place in India — by the Convention on Biological Diversity Alliance, an international network of environmental activists and civil society organizations. Hindu Business Line explains why Canada received the award: "The 'Dodo Awards', are conferred on those governments, who have failed to evolve, and whose actions at the Convention on Biolo... more »

Sick of Romney & Obama? Breakout from Two-Party Captivity

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 2 hours ago
*October 19, 2012* - The United Front Against Austerity is meeting in NYC on October 27, 2012, seeking third-party solutions and alternatives. The UFAA seeks a variety of solutions from political to pragmatic. If you are in the New York City area around October 27, 2012, feel free to RSVP here. Below, is a flyer for the event. Visit AgainstAusterity.org for more details. Ufaa Conference Flyer .... *For more solutions, visit the Land Destroyer solution archives. *

The Final Puff

Wit's End - 2 hours ago
"And still another inquiry remains...whether leviathan can long endure so wide a chase, and so remorseless a havoc; or whether he must not at last be exterminated from the waters, and the last whale, like the last man, smoke his last pipe, and then himself evaporate in the final puff." ~ Herman Melville It would appear my expectation that ultimately, we will burn every last tree - as relentlessly as we continue to murder every last whale - is coming true sooner than I thought. A story describes how Britain has "turned back the clock" and plans to convert coal burning facilities to ... more »

Take That, Henry!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 3 hours ago
Who didn't see this coming? Two convicted serial clinic harassers 'pro-life heroines' -- one actually in jail at the moment -- receive Queen's Jubilee Medals. After all, REAL women was one of the non-governmental 'partner' groups advising on the award of 60,000 of the honours. REAL Women is outspoken on several issues: They are strictly anti-abortion, believe in the traditional definition of marriage, oppose Canada’s “promoting [of]easy divorce legislation” and say the Supreme Court has too much power. They say Winnipeg’s Human Rights Museum project was spearheaded by “left-wing e... more »

5 Biggest Misconceptions About Unschooling

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Bohemian Mom Since we decided to homeschool and eventually unschool our boys, I get asked *a lot *of questions. It's understandable, as the lifestyle we have chosen definitely goes against the grain of societal norms. Even I had a lot of trepidation at first, and found myself asking some of the very same questions. It took me over five years to fully reconcile the ideas and, truth be told, I still question myself at least once a year. Over the eight years plus since we started to homeschool, my perspective through research and experience has grown considerably. This perspe... more »

Image of the Day: Aerial View of Growing Rift in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier, September 2012

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Aerial view of a crack in Pine Island Glacier, 31 October 2011. The massive rift runs about 29 kilometers (18 miles) across a part of the glacier’s floating tongue. The rift is 80 meters (260 feet) wide on average, and 50 to 60 meters (170 to 200 feet) deep. NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon with data from the German Aerospace Center] *Rift in Pine Island Glacier, 31 October 2011* [image: Aerial view of a crack in Pine Island Glacier, 14 September 2012. When the crack reaches the other side of the ice shelf, it will send a huge new iceberg drifting into Pine... more »

A Sympton of Cowardice

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
Some commentators such as Jeffrey Simpson have praised Dalton McGuinty for leaving politics at a time of his choosing, on terms of his choosing. But there are others -- even Liberals -- who aren't happy about those terms. Former McGuinty cabinet member and federal leadership candidate Gerard Kennedy is one of them. "I think people should be certainly questioning why this is in place and I still don’t have any understanding as to why this is necessary," Kennedy told the *Globe and Mail*. And there is certainly unhappiness among Ontario voters. Lori Turnbull also writes in the *Glo... more »

Unplug Yourself: How Advertising and Entertainment Shapes Your Subconscious

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Andre Evans They say the subconscious mind is more powerful than the conscious. Usually, people are more influenced by their innate subconscious desires or intent than a rational and planned decision. This aspect of human nature is heavily influenced by your daily activity. *How Corporations Influence Your Subconscious* In Western society, the subconscious mind of the individual is often subject to a number of heavy influences, through entertainment media especially. Television, movies, and music create a profound subconscious effect on the human mind that influences and dicta... more »

Pedalling Death: Uranium Exports

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
India, Australia to begin talks on uranium exports NHK http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20121018_03.html [Excerpted] The Prime Ministers of Australia and India have agreed to start negotiations to allow export of Australian uranium to India. Prime Minister Julia Gillard met with her Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh in New Deli on Wednesday. They agreed to start negotiations on a bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation arrangement. Australia reversed its ban on uranium exports to India last year on condition it be used only for peaceful purposes. Majia here: the article sta... more »

10 Signs You Might Be a Slave

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Chain Gang - Wiki image *Activist Post* The definition of slavery is not nearly as clear as it used to be when we could see the physical chains and whips that shackled human laborers. Therefore, it's more vital than ever to identify the abstract ways in which humanity is confined. Here are ten signs you might be a modern-day slave: You might be a slave if... 1. *You hate when your alarm clock buzzes:* If you don't wake up everyday with fantastic anticipation to be alive, you might be living under someone else's command. In fact, if you have to wake up at the same time every day... more »

If extreme weather becomes the norm, starvation awaits

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Drought-withered corn stalks in Indiana, August 2012. Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images] By George Monbiot, The Guardian 15 October 2012 I believe we might have made a mistake: a mistake whose consequences, if I am right, would be hard to overstate. I think the forecasts for world food production could be entirely wrong. Food prices are rising again, partly because of the damage done to crops in the northern hemisphere by ferocious weather. In the US, Russia and Ukraine, grain crops were clobbered by remarkable droughts. In parts of northern Europe, such as the UK, they were... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Baskets

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 3 hours ago
*Have you entered the Owl Necklace Giveaway yet?* I love baskets. I own more than is probably sane for anyone person. They are simply the best prop for newborns. They are basic and simple and yet they add so much to a photograph. In order to photograph a baby in a basket, you need to prop up the baby. I usually use towels. I fold them nicely and then lay the baby on top. If you photographing the baby without clothes, you need to lay them on their stomach, other than that, I usually lay them on their side. You can use another towel behind their back if they roll from their side. ... more »

Japan and the Nuclear Umbrella

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Fukushima Diary has the story concerning Japan's unwillingness to sign a nuclear weapons ban http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/10/japan-rejected-signing-to-ban-nuclear-weapon-in-un/ Source: http://www.47news.jp/CN/201210/CN2012101801001519.html I used google translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.47news.jp%2FCN%2F201210%2FCN2012101801001519.html&act=url Draft statement 16 countries of the United Nations Commission rejects Japan, the signature outlawed nuclear 10/18/2012 47NEWS > Kyodo News Articles M... more »

WHO LOST AMERICA: “Challenge to democracy!”

bob somerby at the daily howler - 3 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012* *Epilogue—A challenge seemingly lost:* “But here is the challenge to our democracy,” President Roosevelt said. He said it in his second inaugural address, in January 1937. The challenge he saw was quite large: ROOSEVELT (1/20/37): *But here is the challenge to our democracy.* In this nation, I see tens of millions of its citizens—a substantial part of its whole population—who at this very moment are denied the greater part of what the very lowest standards of today call the necessities of life. I see millions of families trying to live on incomes so meage... more »

Will Rural Chickens Come Home To Roost For The GOP Nov. 6?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Bye-bye Iowa? As you know, the DCCC gave Boehner a free pass to reelection-- they made sure he would have no opponent this year-- and he's spending campaign season getting drunk with lobbyists raising money for vulnerable Republicans and campaigning in their districts (since he has no need to be back in his own). This week he was in Iowa begging voters to return one of his closest cronies, 8 term conservative shithead Tom Latham, who's in a tight incumbent vs incumbent match-up with Blue Dog Leonard Boswell (also a shithead). Latham is a straight down the line Establishment Republica... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 4 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Al Gallagher, 67. Dirty Al Gallagher; or, as I always think of him, Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher. Hmmm...first of all, I haven't looked him up for a while, and I'm sort of shocked that he three years with the Giants (plus one with the Angels). One of the illusions of youth; he lasted forever, to me. Probably because baseball began in 1969-1970 for me (1970 was his rookie year) as something I really followed, so at that point who knows which guys had been around for a while and which were brand new. Well, I mean, you learn soon enough about Wi... more »

Obamneycare Converts Health Care Into Profits

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Paul Craig Roberts In the guest section there is a new contribution by Dr. Robert S. Dotson. He points out that Obamneycare is two versions of the same thing. A person has to be gullible and uninformed to believe the claims of Obama and Romney that their replacements for Medicare will save money and improve care. What the schemes do is convert public monies into private profits. The exploding costs described by Dr. Dotson and the rising profits for private corporations are paid for by reducing health care. For example, Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of New York, wri... more »

Friday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
My interview with Madeline Ashby about her debut novel, Vn, is now up at New Books in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Rwanda, and South Korea elected to UN security council. At Democracy Arsenal Bill French has a two-part (1,2) … Continue reading →

Arizona Election Fraud: East Side Republicans Club host Democrat Bill Risner on election integrity

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
Arizona Daily Independent Republican Lori Oien, head of the East Side Republican Club, invited democrat attorney Bill Risner to discuss election integrity in Pima County. The Election Division, under Brad nelson, has come under scrutiny since the RTA Bond election in 2006. Oien, a former candidate for Tucson City Council, introduced Risner, Republican Election official Benny White, Democrat Election official Mickey Donohue, and a documentary film crew that has been following her and documenting her life for the past 11 months. She told the multi-partisan group, that she had heard ... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:55:53 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:55:53 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.261°S, 161.249°E Depth 112.2 km (69.7 miles) Region SOLOMON ISLANDS Distances 76 km (47 miles) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Clinton: I Thought Obama 'Was Going to Cry'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
At a campaign event for Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Bill Clinton said that Mitt Romney's argument "is true, we're not fixed":

Fidel Castro suffered a stroke

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A Naples doctor said former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is near ‘a neurovegetative state’ after suffering a stroke. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/18/3056621/fidel-castro-suffered-a-stroke.html

Currency Wars: U.S. Attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Doubling down on QE3, the Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Bernanke tells China and Brazil: allow your currencies to appreciate. One does not need to be a rocket scientist to conclude that Bernanke wants the U.S. dollar to fall. Is it merely a war of words, or an actual war? Who is winning the war? http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/axel-merk/currency-wars-u-s-attack?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Libya: ''Attacks on Bani Walid Leave Dozens Dead, Hundreds Wounded''

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Rats is the popular name given by the Libyan people to terrorists and gangsters released from prisons as well as mercenaries and Al-Qaida allied militias which are all in the service of the U.S.-European installed puppet regime.'' http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=631792?rss

The Dirtiest Congress in History

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
This Congress is on track to be the dirtiest ever. Since 1999, Dirty Energy Money flowing into Congress in the first year of the election cycle has increased 70%, reaching nearly $16 million in 2011 http://priceofoil.org/2012/06/07/the-dirtiest-congress-in-history/

FBI Celebrates Foiling Its Own Terror Plot, Again

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Federal agents convinced a naïve, violence-inclined 21-year-old Bangladeshi that he was a member of “al-Qaeda,” giving the dupe fake bombs to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before swarming in and arresting him on October 17. As has become typical, government officials scrambled to put out press releases patting themselves on the back for their work protecting the “Homeland.” In reality, however, there was no al-Qaeda, there was no threat, there were no bombs, and the only alleged “plot” the FBI “foiled” was the one it helped hatch with its dupe, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanu... more »

NJWeedman found not guilty in pot distribution case

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
Philly Burbs Danielle Camilli Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion hopes the not-guilty verdict a Burlington County jury rendered in his pot distribution trial plants a seed for other medical marijuana patients and sparks a change in the law. “I think other patients should argue the same points. They can call it the ‘Weedman defense,’ ” he said after a jury of 10 women and two men returned the verdict Thursday following an hourlong deliberation that ended the three-day trial. “The law is wrong. My jury heard that and understood that.” Forchion, who claims dual residency in Pemberton Township a... more »

Vincent McKee Jailed For Fraud

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
The Ex-Lib Dem Candidate who ran a student tuition firm, was convicted of stealing around £23,000 from clients and their families. http://news.sky.com/story/999906/ex-lib-dem-candidate-jailed-for-fraud

Michael Brutsch exposed as Violentacrez: His Family brand him 'evil and nasty' . . . and reveal how they live in fear of him

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
- Michael Brutsch, 49, unmasked as Violentacrez, the man behind Reddit forums called Creepshots, Jailbait, Rapebait and Incest - Users posted images of the buttocks and breasts of girls in the classroom, gym or even 'upskirt' images of women on the street - Relatives reveal they live in fear of ‘evil’ Brutsch who is as 'nasty in real life as screen name sounds' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219693/EXCLUSIVE-Family-troll-sick-Reddit-Creepshots-forum-featuring-sexual-images-schoolgirls-brand-just-evil-nasty-real-life----reveal-live-fear-him.html

Mitigation of damages

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board, 2012 SCC 51 is an important decision on mitigation of damages. It upholds the modern law requiring mitigation in contract in almost all circumstances and makes clear specific performance will rarely be ordered. The main issue was whether a single-purpose corporation was excused from mitigating its losses when the vendor breached the agreement of purchase and sale, and particularly when it had promptly brought an action for specific performance. Even single purpose corporations are required to mitigate by making dilig... more »

Can Employers Discriminate Against You Because You're Unemployed? Absolutely

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 4 hours ago
There's been lots of fuss about a recent article in AOL Jobs, Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire the Unemployed. Outrageous, people cry. That can't be legal! Yet discrimination against the unemployed is indeed legal. Many companiesconsider unemployment to be a factor that automatically disqualifies applicants. But it can't really be happening, can it? Yes. Unemployment discrimination is rampant. Whether unemployed for a few weeks or months or even years, employers think less of the unemployed. Some companies are even posting adssaying that the unemployed need not apply. While a ha... more »

Google and Samsung launch $249 tablet 'for everyone' (let's hope it doesn't crash like the share price)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
THE CLOUD LAPTOP Unlike a traditional laptop, the Chromebook has no hard drive, instead keeping all of its information on Google's servers. *Sounds extremely safe....think I will stick with Apple* * * http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2220108/Google-Samsung-unveil-229-laptop-everyone.html

'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Outrage at Obama's shocking response to the Benghazi massacre

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Speaking to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night, the President was quizzed about his handling of the aftermath of the Benghazi attack on September 11 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219867/Barack-Obama-Benghazi-If-Americans-killed-OPTIMAL-Obamas-extraordinary-response-security-fiasco-Benghazi-massacre.html

Who Is Responsible For The Mess In Libya?

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
Washington Times Judge Andrew Napalitano How many times have you heard the truism that in modern-day America the cover-up is often as troubling as the crime? That is becoming quite apparent in the case of the death of J. Christopher Stevens, the former U.S. ambassador to Libya. Stevens and three State Department employees were murdered in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last month, on September 11th. About an hour before the murders, the ambassador, who usually resides in the U.S. embassy in Tripoli but was visiting local officials and staying at the consulate in Benghazi, ... more »

Earth 'too hot for life' after mass extinction 250 million years ago

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
For five million years after the worst mass extinction in Earth history, much of the planet was simply too hot for anything to survive, scientists have claimed. - Experts say 'broken world' that followed the Permian-Triassic mass extinction meant no life for five million years in a huge 'dead zone' - Temperatures in the tropics rose to lethal levels, soaring to 60C on land and 40C in the sea http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2219761/Earth-hot-life-mass-extinction-250-million-years-ago.html

Fresh horror at zoo where animals were 'clubbed to death' as it is revealed they were then 'fed to Polish park workers'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Former employees allege that foreign workers at Ölands Animal and Amusement Park in Sweden were kept in appalling conditions and fed creatures slaughtered on site. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220100/Horror-zoo-animals-clubbed-death-fed-animals-killed-park-Polish-workers.html

British film director Duncan Roy sues after being arrested and held in U.S. jail 'for three months without trial or chance to post bail'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
- Duncan Roy, who filmed the 2002 film AKA, was arrested and held in L.A. for three months without trial or chance to post bail - Immigration authorities 'put a 48-hour hold on director posting bail - and it lasted 89 DAYS' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220050/British-film-director-Duncan-Roy-sues-arrested-held-U-S-jail-months-trial-chance-post-bail.html

Markets fall worldwide in wake of Google’s catastrophic $24billion loss as nervous investors wait for Wall Street to open

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
- Respected financier David Buik said: 'The bubble has burst. After Google's meteoric rise something like this was always bound to happen' - Third-quarter profits fell 20% on a year earlier to $2.18bn (£1.35bn) - Trading halted to give investors chance to digest news amid crash fears - Printing firm R.R. Donnelley blamed for leaking report ahead of schedule http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219975/Markets-fall-worldwide-wake-Google-s-catastrophic-24billion-loss-nervous-investors-wait-Wall-Street-open.html

John Taylor versus Paul Krugman

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 5 hours ago
1. Taylor: Simple Proof (of weak recovery) 2. Krugman criticism: Financial Crisis Denialism 3. Taylor response: Weak Recovery Denial

Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile was actually shelved 'because it clashed with Christmas tributes to the presenter'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
- Corporation previously said Newsnight film was axed because the abuse story 'could not be substantiated' - A leaked email shows the investigation was far advanced and BBC press office was preparing response to questions for after the broadcast - Document also shows BBC was aware film could raise questions about why it had failed to expose Savile as a paedophile while he was alive http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219998/Jimmy-Savile-Leaked-email-casts-doubt-BBCs-reason-Newsnight-film-Savile-shelved.html

Fraudulent Educational Reform in America

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
Global Research John Kozy “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”—William Arthur Ward What goes on in America’s schools is essentially identical to what goes on in the Madrassas of the Muslim world. In both, orthodox beliefs are taught as truth and critical examination is discouraged. Two worlds clash in loggerheads. In the 1960s, I came across a little book entitled Master Teachers and the Art of Teaching. This unpretentious little book, written by John E. Colman of St. John’s University, not only enlightened me as a young university professor but proved to be invaluab... more »

Did You Know...

The first cars did not have windshield wipers until an American woman named Mary Anderson noticed they were needed. In 1903, she invented a window-cleaning device operated with a lever by the driver. Mount Washington in New Hampshire (USA) was the location of the strongest recorded wind gust. The gust, which occurred on April 12, 1934 was clocked at 231 miles per hour. There is a crop grown in Colombia, as well as some other South American countries, called fique. It is a natural fiber that can be made into such things as rope, sacks, tapestry and purses. When baby polar bears are... more »

David Cameron snubs chance to accept Nobel Peace Prize alongside fellow EU ...But they will send Someone in His place

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
It is believed the idea for all 27 leaders to go was the brainchild of Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. Last night Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, said: 'I know we must now all have prizes but 27 speeches would be ridiculous. 'I suggest David Cameron goes to celebrate at NATO headquarters because they are the ones that kept the peace.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220109/David-Cameron-snubs-chance-accept-Nobel-Peace-Prize-alongside-fellow-EU-leaders.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Turkey retaliates after shells fired from Syria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Turkey's army fired on Syria on Friday after two shells launched from Syria landed in Turkish territory, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported, underlining how tension between the two neighbours remains dangerously high. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/uk-syria-crisis-turkey-retaliation-idUKBRE89I0JZ20121019

Savile Inquiry Becomes Criminal Investigaton, with over 200 potential victims.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Scotland Yard said two weeks of gathering information has involved assessing more than 400 lines of inquiry and has identified more than 200 potential victims. http://news.sky.com/story/999869/jimmy-savile-inquiry-now-criminal-investigaton

Trenton Oldfield jailed for six months for Disrupting Boat Race

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The judge said Oldfield had acted dangerously, disproportionately, had not shown what he was actually protesting against, and displayed prejudice in sabotaging the event which Oldfield regarded as elitist. http://news.sky.com/story/999852/boat-race-protester-swimmer-is-jailed

Christopher Halliwell pleads guilty to murdering nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan.....but WON"T be Charged for the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards, who he also Admitted to Killing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The second count of murdering Becky Godden-Edwards, 21, was dropped after one of the country's leading detectives, Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulcher, spectacularly disregarded legal requirements on the questioning of suspects. It meant Halliwell's confession to Fulcher and the fact he took police to the exact spot where he had buried Ms Godden-Edwards – who had been missing since 2003 - could not be used as evidence in court. http://news.sky.com/story/999874/taxi-driver-pleads-guilty-to-clubber-murder

Red Ed's Sponsored Walk

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
http://rededswalk.org.uk/ Lovely piece of satire at expense of Red Ed Miliband.

Living Near Ganges River Can Cause Cancer

The holy River Ganges. Photo courtesy: Bien Stephenson/CC BY 2.0 Some new research shows that the pollution of the River Ganga, the holiest river for Hindus and lifeline for the millions of people living along its course, is so dire that it's causing elevated rates of cancer in people residing nearby. The worst-affected areas are in eastern Uttar Pradesh, the ancient holy city of Varanasi, the flood plains of Bengal, and in Bihar. Times of India reports that a study done by the Indian Council of Medical Research says that rates of gallbladder cancer in areas drained by the Ganga ar... more »

FDA: Vials contain fungus linked to meningitis outbreak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The presence of Exserohilum was found in "unopened medication vials," which were tested at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the FDA. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/18/health/meningitis-outbreak/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Obama defends Libya response....On Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
"(We) weren't confused about the fact that four Americans had been killed. I wasn't confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened. I wasn't confused about the fact that we had to investigate exactly what happened so it gets fixed. And I wasn't confused about the fact that we're going to hunt down whoever did it," the president said.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Sources contradict SI story on Tyrann Mathieu ~WVUE* *Drew Brees Scores Another One For New Orleans ~Andrea Lopez, Forbes* *Ex-Saint Nicks relishes new opportunity in Tampa ~WWL* *Two locals included in Boy Scouts abuse files* *CenLamar’s Game-Changing, Definitively Unscientific Polling on Louisiana Elections* *Cabbie shoots would-be robber in Bywater* *BoudinLink.com* *WWNO Fall Membership Drive! * *Rebirth Brass Band Tribute today 6pm/Tremé Bicentennial weekend ~Big Red Cotton *

Truck driver's death prompts riot and questions in China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Chinese authorities have arrested 20 people in the southwestern city of Luzhou after rioters, angered by the death of a truck driver who clashed with police http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/19/world/asia/china-luzhou-riot/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Afghan woman beheads daughter-in-law for refusing prostitution

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
To most people, the slaying of 20-year-old Mah Gul is unimaginable. But it's just "one more incident that highlights the violent atmosphere that women and girls face in Afghanistan and the region," Suzanne Nossel, executive director of Amnesty International USA, said Thursday. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/18/afghan-woman-beheads-daughter-in-law-for-refusing-prostitution-police-say/?hpt=hp_t3

U.S. troops in Okinawa put on curfew Following the Arrest of 2 sailors

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
U.S. troops in Okinawa will now be on curfew after the arrest of two U.S. sailors accused of raping a local woman, the commander of U.S. forces in Japan said Friday. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/19/world/asia/japan-us-troops/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Deadly blast rocks Yemen military base

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
At least 15 Yemeni troops were killed and more than a dozen injured when suspected al-Qaeda militants attacked a heavily guarded government military base in southern Yemen Friday, security officials said. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/19/world/meast/yemen-blast/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Islamists destroy tombs in Timbuktu

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Al Qaeda-linked rebels in northern Mali destroyed historic and religious landmarks in Timbuktu on Thursday, claiming the relics are idolatrous http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/18/world/africa/mali-shrines/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Iran suspected in bank cyber attacks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Cyber attacks on U.S. banks continued this week from suspected hackers believed to be supported by the Iranian government, according to U.S. officials.* http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/18/new-cyber-attacks-on-u-s-banks-iran-suspected/?hpt=hp_c4

U.S. to invite Myanmar to joint military exercises

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The United States will invite Myanmar to the world's largest multinational military field exercise, a powerful symbolic gesture toward a military with a grim human rights record and a milestone in its rapprochement with the West. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-usa-myanmar-military-idUSBRE89I07W20121019

Europe pushes ahead towards ECB bank supervision

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
European Union leaders agreed on Friday a single supervisor will take responsibility for overseeing euro zone banks from next year. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-eu-summit-idUSBRE89H0IZ20121019

Diplomacy inbox clogs as world awaits U.S. vote

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Arms trade treaty, the Palestinians' U.N. aspirations and talks on banning weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East have had to wait. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-usa-campaign-unitednations-idUSBRE89H1NI20121019

Suspected ringleader was at consulate on 9/11, Libya

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
In an interview, Abu Khattala told Reuters he had only heard he was a suspect through news media and was surprised that officials had told journalists he was at large. "These reports say that no one knows where I am and that I am hiding," he said. "But here I am in the open, sitting in a hotel with you. I'm even going to pick up my sister's kids from school soon." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-libya-consulate-attack-idUSBRE89H19P20121018

Meningitis Outbreak: Steroid Link Confirmed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The US outbreak has killed 20 patients and sickened more than 250 others who received the injections to relieve back pain. "Now we can definitively say that the injections are linked to the infection," Dr Tom Chiller, an epidemiologist with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said. http://news.sky.com/story/999765/meningitis-outbreak-steroid-link-confirmed

Orwell's '1984' Re-visited

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 6 hours ago
*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* Margaret Atwood called George W. Bush, the greatest threat to world peace to date! What Atwood did not mention was that Bushco derived its power from the deliberate and well-planned attack on truth by way of language. George Orwell predicted it; his works remain the textbook example of how governments may manipulate people by first manipulating the language. If all else fails, a totalitarian regime may make the telling of truth a crime. Traditionally, the names given those truths are treason or sedition. A young United States experimented wi... more »

Government Borrowing Falls As Austerity Bites - Public Sector Net Borrowing Falls To £12.8bn

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
But despite September's improvement in borrowing, the public finances continue to be worse off year on year. Total Government spending continued to rise - by 3.7% to £52.5bn, including a 1.6% rise in social benefits such as unemployment claims. http://news.sky.com/story/999787/public-sector-net-borrowing-falls-to-12-8bn

Ben Needham: New Search To Begin on the Greek island of Kos

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Police investigating his disappearance in 1991 are due to begin searching an area close to where he went missing. http://news.sky.com/story/999705/missing-ben-needham-new-search-to-begin

Ben Needham: New Search To Begin on the Greek island of Kos

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Police investigating his disappearance in 1991 are due to begin searching an area close to where he went missing. http://news.sky.com/story/999705/missing-ben-needham-new-search-to-begin

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:13:54 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 02:13:54 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 9.471°S, 67.067°E Depth 9.5 km (5.9 miles) Region MID-INDIAN RIDGE Distances 634 km (393 miles) WSW of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 09:12:58 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 06:12:58 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.309°N, 141.966°E Depth 51.2 km (31.8 miles) Region EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 8 km (4 miles) ENE of Kamaishi, Japan

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 07:42:28 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 01:42:28 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.295°N, 88.407°W Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR Distances 105 km (65 miles) SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador

The Debate Liberals Are Dying to Hear

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
While Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been circling each other like two dancers from *West Side Story* and going at it wielding blunt knives and wearing kid gloves, liberals have been increasingly frustrated for Obama not laying Romney out with a series of head and body shots that would put away the campaign for good and end this ridiculous speculation by the supine MSM that this is going to be a photo-finish race. What follows is what I want to hear at the third and final presidential debate at Boca Raton, Florida this Monday that will be moderated by the late Bob Schieffer. (No... more »

Ubuntu 12.10 or KDE-Ubuntu 12.10 - that's a good question!

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 7 hours ago
Having worked about 5 months now with my 'hybrid' combination of Ubuntu and Kubuntu desktops one thing became clear to me. When you are a "noobie" (a new Linux user) and working on a smaller computer like a laptop or netbook, as well as using it mainly for fun and social networking the new Ubuntu Unity-version "Quantal Quetzal" 12.10 might be something for you. For tablets and intelligent phones the Android platform will surely make your day. If you aren't a "noobie" anymore, owning a powerful desktop or laptop system with several Gigs of everything, using it a.o. for professional w... more »

You thought the whole 'EUSSR' thing was over the top? Have a look at this poster – Telegraph Blogs

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100185609/you-thought-the-whole-eussr-thing-was-over-the-top-have-a-look-at-this-poster/ I've blogged about the way that communism's crimes against humanity are ignored or excused by much of the media and establishment. This is just another example.

"The Last Days of America? 25 Signs of Extreme Social Decay"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Last Days of America? 25 Signs of Extreme Social Decay"* by Michael Synder “Are we on the verge of societal collapse? Many of the greatest empires throughout world history were not conquered by outside forces. Rather, they crumbled inwardly as extreme social decay set in. There have been many that have compared the last days of the Roman Empire to what America is going through right now. In the decades following World War II, the United States was the most powerful and the most prosperous nation on the entire planet, but now things are rapidly changing. There are literally ... more »

TGIF!!!!!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago

How empty is the black hole interior?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
This article is a continuation of the discussion of black hole firewalls. I've exchanged a dozen of e-mails with Joe Polchinski, the most well-known physicist in the original team that proposed the firewalls. We haven't converged and Joe ultimately decided he didn't have time to continue and recommended me to write a paper instead (which he wouldn't read, I guess). However, he started to listen to what my resolution actually is and I could see his actual objection to it which seems flawed to me, as I discuss below. Recall that \(\heartsuit\) represents the (near) maximum entan... more »

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Anon at aangirfan - 7 hours ago
Leon Brittan (right) *DISCLAIMER: THE POSTING OF STORIES, COMMENTARIES, REPORTS, DOCUMENTS AND LINKS (EMBEDDED OR OTHERWISE) ON THIS SITE DOES NOT IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, NECESSARILY EXPRESS OR SUGGEST ENDORSEMENT OR SUPPORT OF ANY OF SUCH POSTED MATERIAL OR PARTS THEREIN.* * *Jimmy Savile has been the subject of smears on the internet. Poor Leon Brittan has been the subject of smears on the internet. 'Allegations and rumours' on the internet are merely 'allegations and rumours'. Don't believe everything you read. Exposing the lies of AANGIRFAN aangirfan ... more »

Romney's Accountants Busted in New Tax Justice Network Study

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 8 hours ago
When Mitt Romney released the second of his tax returns last month, he also gave us a summary of his 1990-2009 taxes prepared by his accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The whole point of that exercise, aside from trying to distract people from demanding the actual returns, was to muddy the waters and hide behind the supposedly strong reputation of PwC: an accounting firm would never lie, would it? Of course, this is a silly question on its face. Who do you think designs abusive tax shelters, other than tax accountants and tax attorneys? Now, in a new study by the Tax Jus... more »

International Law Suffers Another Blow in Libya Conflict

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 8 hours ago
NATO silent as its client regime vows "no mercy" for city of Bani Walid. *by Tony Cartalucci* *October 19, 2012* - The United States invoked the so-called "responsibility to protect" doctrine as justification for NATO military intervention in Libya, based on fears that the Libyan government was about to enter, and eliminate systematically, resistance in the eastern city of Benghazi. This was based on alleged statements made by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, claiming he would hunt armed resisters, "door to door." *Image: Cover of the ICISS report on "The Responsibility to Protect," a... more »

Children With ADHD Are Sceptical To The Use of Medications by Heidi Elisabeth Sandnes

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/adhd-drug-prescriptions-to-us-children-on-the-riseChildren with ADHD are sceptical to the use of medications by Heidi Elisabeth Sandnes Science Nordic, 29 September 2012 *Mum is relieved; Dad is sceptical. The child has mixed feelings towards the diagnosis and the pills. “We must listen more to the children,” says Norwegian researcher.* “*When I take the pills, I become girlish in a way, and I just want to relax all the time, and then it’s like ‘ooh, a flower!’. That’s how it feels.*” (Knut, 14 years old) ADHD is a much-debated diagnos... more »

Jet2 aircraft Evacuated: Passengers Flee Smoke-Filled Plane at Glasgow Airport

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A passenger jet has been evacuated on the runway at Glasgow Airport following reports of smoke filling the cabin. http://news.sky.com/story/999752/passengers-flee-smoke-filled-plane

East China Sea tension: China conducts naval exercises

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
China is conducting naval exercises in the East China Sea, state media report, amid heightened tensions with Japan over islands both claim. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19997928

Howard Willie Carter II arrested on child pornography charges Linked in plot to bomb US Federal Reserve: NYT

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
U.S. authorities said a man arrested in San Diego on child pornography charges was linked to plot by a Bangladeshi man to set off a bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York Times reported. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-usa-crime-bombplot-idUSBRE89I08Q20121019

Greek Negotiations Hit Snags, From Inside and Out

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Anger over austerity and government corruption have fueled a rise in the popularity of extreme leftist and rightist parties in Greece. Those groups are biding their time in the event that Mr. Samaras’s government falls *(Check your history books...sound familiar?)* http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/business/global/greek-negotiations-hit-snags-from-inside-and-out.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Merkel says EU bank supervisor to be built in 2013...and so the Integration begins

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Frau Merkel: European banking supervisor will be built up in the course of next year and must be completed before euro zone rescue funds may directly recapitalise troubled banks. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/uk-eu-summit-merkel-idUKBRE89I02R20121019

North Korea 'Threatens To Strike South' ....Again?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
North Korea has threatened to open fire on South Korea if anti-Pyongyang leaflets are dropped over its territory. Human rights activists plan to send giant balloons containing 200,000 leaflets criticising North Korea's government over the country on Monday morning. http://news.sky.com/story/999724/north-korea-threatens-to-strike-south

Devices with next-generation screens: HTC and Sharp

*HTC and Sharp have unveiled devices featuring next-generation screens. This offers 25-40% higher decree than comparable devices from Samsung, Apple, Nokia and LG.* Sharp's new Aquos Pad tablet is the initial to use its new Igzo technology which promises sharper metaphors while using less power. Sharp suggests at least one of its consumers also intended to incorporate the modernization in its devices. The Taiwanese firm is marketing both the size and resolution of its screen as being ideal to watch 1080p movies. Its size spaces it anywhere between a typical smart phone and table... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEW ZEALAND - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude mb 5.1 Region NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND Date time 2012-10-19 06:42:14.0 UTC Location 38.80 S ; 176.12 E Depth 100 km Distances 6 km (3 miles) SSW of Taupo, New Zealand Lake Taupo lies in a caldera created by a supervolcanic eruption which occurred approximately 26,500 years ago

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Friday, October 19, 2012 at 05:08:46 UTC Friday, October 19, 2012 at 05:08:46 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.334°S, 177.558°W Depth 561.4 km (348.9 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 188 km (116 miles) NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHEASTERN IRAN - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.1 Region NORTHEASTERN IRAN Date time 2012-10-19 04:43:08.0 UTC Location 37.23 N ; 56.56 E Depth 2 km Distance 72 km W Bojnurd, Iran

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA - 19th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude mb 4.1 Region SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA Date time 2012-10-19 04:04:49.4 UTC Location 51.63 N ; 95.95 E Depth 10 km Distance 28 km NE Saryg-sep , Russia

Benghazi was a Knowable Death Trap

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
I too thought that the situation was just an unpleasing surprise but not particularly surprising. Random violence is part and parcel of the present disarray in Islam. What we learn here is not so much that an attack was made, but that the consulate was a sitting duck without any creditable defense in a deteriorating security situation. Would sending in a marine detachment to provide robust security, not be the first thing that you would do? Why were they not there from day one? It still can be overrun but not before they made a serious account of themselves. Instead we h... more »

Not a Bear

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
What is unusual here is that the witnesses were able to rule out a bear. Otherwise we would all have reasonably assumed a young bear running for cover. They do this. It is also way too large for either a porcupine or a raccoon unless we happen to be looking at a giant version which is possible but quite unlikely as neither giant species appears to otherwise have made it out of the Pleistocene. Beside, these are not so clever that human encounters could have been avoided. I do have an alternative and that is a young giant sloth. Again the creature has gone to the trees u... more »

Fusion Rocket Propulsion Effort

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
Unsurprisingly, the plan is to use reaction mass with fusion to produce thrust. Since continuous function is called for, it makes more sense to accelerate to turnover point and then decelerate to target orbit. In the meantime we have a lot of heavy hardware to play with that may teach us something. I am much more optimistic about the work been done at focus fusion. That technology will produce a direct current take off that will be much more flexible. At least many groups are now seriously addressing fusion energy and we are getting out of the stagnation mode brought on... more »

Hog Hunting Bigfoot

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This is a eight year old report brought to my attention through Drinnon's Blog. It is far and away the best direct sighting I has seen. This is because the witness observed and answered key questions while sitting up in a hide scared for his life. As well he should be. Imagine sitting precariously in a tree while a lion does its business underneath. The hunting skill is apparent and very effective. Dropping down onto all fours like a gorilla in order to do its attack rush is completely new and almost impossible to defend against and certainly prevents a successful count... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 10.19.12”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 10.19.12”* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The big story this week was Round 2 of the Presidential Debates. Obama was on his game, but I still have to give a light edge to Romney on the pounding he gave the President on the rotten economy. That said, I wish I could have asked a few questions of the candidates. Here’s three I would have asked: The Fed is printing $85 billion each and every month, half of which to bail out the banks’ sour mortgage debt, do you support the Fed on what it calls “open-ended” QE or money printing? There was not a single financia... more »

McGuinty's Prorogation

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 10 hours ago
Back in the immediate aftermath of harper's fraudulent majority win I arguedthat harper had no claim to legitimacy because he had eviscerated the whole concept of "responsible government" with his first controversial prorogation (the one that was called specifically to avoid an impending no-confidence vote). His second prorogation was controversial because his request was phoned in to the Governor General (exhibiting a total lack of respect for the forms of our system of government that belies his reactionary pandering to the institution of the monarchy in general), because it was... more »

E. coli crisis illuminates need for full corporate accountability for private food-processing companies

david at Alberta Diary - 11 hours ago
Transparency: It’s not just about windshields any more. Below: In real life, Canadian Food Inspection Agency meat inspectors at the XL Foods packing plant in Brooks may not appear exactly as illustrated. As the E. coli crisis at XL Foods in southeastern Alberta clearly illustrates, food safety is too important a topic to be shrouded ... more »

The Handbook of Human Ownership: A Manual for New Tax Farmers

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 11 hours ago
*This is an old post in the Internet, posted many places. I thought I'd post it here because I do get a lot of new readers. For those of you who have seen it before, my apologies. -AK* http://board.freedomainradio.com/blogs/freedomain/archive/2011/06/13/the-handbook-of-human-ownership-a-manual-for-new-tax-farmers.aspx The Handbook of Human Ownership A Manual for New Tax Farmers Hey - seriously - congratulations on your new political post! If you are reading this, it means that you have ascended to the highest levels of government, so it's really, really importan... more »

The Shadow CIA: A State Within A State Within A State

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 12 hours ago
* The shadow CIA is waging a war on history. * "As I pointed out in the preface to *The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence*in 1974, democratic governments fighting totalitarian enemies run the risk of imitating their methods and thereby destroying democracy. By suppressing historical fact, and by manufacturing historical fiction, the CIA, with its obsessive secrecy and its vast resources, has posed a particular threat to the right of Americans to be informed for the present and future by an objective knowledge of the past. As long as the CIA continues to manipulate history, historia... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HMlZ7iHqUc&feature=related

Was YouTube hacked? More bad news for Google as video giant crashes within hours of firm losing $24billion

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
At 4.40pm on Thursday, a block of computer code appeared on the screen along with the words: 'Sorry, a team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, show them this information.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219942/YouTube-hacked-More-bad-news-Google-video-giant-crashes-day-firm-loses-24bn.html

Merkel call for 'budget tsar' to control all tax and spending across Europe...How Democratic of her

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
- German Chancellor said Brussels should have greater control over national budgets - She endorsed a proposal for the EU’s monetary affairs commissioner to become an enforcer of the bloc's budget rules - Many governments are fiercely opposes to handing control of their national finances to unelected bureaucrats - Her demands came as more than 70,000 anti-austerity protesters took to the streets of Athens as part of a general strike - Treasury office said German proposals only related to eurozone countries and would not include the UK http://www.dailyma... more »

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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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! - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours ago
Demopolis, Alabama, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

DA Asks for Investigation in Detention of Charlie Castle

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 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 - 15 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.

Necessity

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 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! - 16 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 »
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