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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2 October - Blogs I'm Following

10:15 am MDST


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 minutes ago
*Corps lacks money to finish work on 3 N.O. pump stations; S&WB plant ~WWLTV * *Super Bowl inspires N.O. roads overhaul ~New Orleans Advocate* *Unitas' son writes letter to Brees on eve of record* *Flood prevention: Officials say work diminished Isaac's damage ~Daily Comet *

Cynthia McKinney On Leadership

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 16 minutes ago
Paul Craig Roberts, *Contributor* * *Those who have followed the Republican campaign for the presidential nomination and current contest between Romney and Obama know that the United States has no political leadership in Washington. Billions of dollars have been spent on political propaganda, but not a single important issue has been addressed. The closest the campaign has come to a political issue is which candidate can grovel the lowest at the feet of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu. Romney won that contest. But for the rest, well, it is like two elementary school children sti... more »

Coordinated Nationwide GOP Voter Registration Scandal Exposed, & Pennsylvania "VOTER ID" Law Bites The Dust

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 18 minutes ago
*SURPRISE!!! GOP COMMITTING VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD NATIONWIDE! * What old saying applies best here: "THOU DOST PROTEST TOO MUCH?" The party that FALSELY claimed "widespread voter fraud" (debunked by stats and in court) as their reason to pass TREASONOUS "VOTER ID" laws (which should be called "DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF LEGAL VOTERS WHO HAVE SHOWN ID, JUST NOT PHOTO ID LAW) is committing coordinated nationwide VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD! Nationwide "ring" (for lack of a better word) employed by GOP approaches people, misleading them that they are "pollsters", questioning them whether th... more »

Open Thread: Bristol Palin in 5 Years edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 18 minutes ago
Sorry I haven't had much time for blogging, lately. It's not for want of inspiration. After all, just last night we saw the Scott Brown/Elizabeth Warren powwow sponsored by the right wing *Boston Herald* and moderated by David "President Romney" Gregory, the endless idiocies from the rat bag minds of Willard and Ann Romney, the endless war on women and LGBT people and a billion other topics. But, despite the welcome help of a very small but dear circle of friends and readers, we're immediately behind the 8 ball again and have no chance whatsoever of paying the rent in less than a m... more »

Blowing the Whistle, Food Safety Expert Knew About GMO Dangers Years Ago

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 18 minutes ago
*YouTube - ornpatricktimpone* Dr. Arpad Pusztai evoked worldwide media attention in August 1998, when he said in British TV that he would not eat genetically engineered food because of the insufficient testing procedures they have undergone. Pusztai is a world renowned expert on food safety, who worked at UK's leading food safety research lab, the Rowett institute. His statement obviously threatened to damage the then ongoing multimillion PR campaign of the Biotech industry to create public confidence in GE foods. A few days after his public appearance he was suspended and gagged ... more »

Unionizing Adjuncts at Georgetown

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 19 minutes ago
The SEIU is attempting to unionize adjunct professors at Georgetown University. As their card makes clear, the effort amounts to an another round in a broader effort to unionize contingent labor at Universities. George Washington's adjuncts unionized in 2006, and won a significant pay raise this August. American University's and Montgomery County's adjuncts are also unionized. From today's *Chronicle of Higher Education* article: SEIU Local 500 began a campaign to organize an adjunct union at Georgetown University in August, having previously unionized adjuncts at two other local ... more »

Kim Dotcom's 'Megabox' promises free music while still paying artists

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 21 minutes ago
J.G. Vibes, *Contributor* Since Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom had his house raided this past January he has been promising that his operation will be back and better than ever, even saying that the reincarnation of the site will effectively "put the dinosaur record industry out of business for good". Just months before the shutdown of Megaupload, plans for this new service were released, but everyone assumed that it was over when the domains were seized last January. However, this week Dotcom released the video below on the making of the new service "Megabox". Megabox promises to... more »

Brandon Turbeville Interview: What is a 'Terrorist' and What is the Council of Governments?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 23 minutes ago
*YouTube - EndTheLie* Madison Ruppert and guest Brandon Turbeville of Activist Post discuss the definition of a "terrorist" and how almost everyone in America today could absurdly be considered suspicious per the DHS's ever-expanding definition. And who are the local Council of Governments (COGs) and how are they supporting the Agenda 21 initiative across small-town America in this information-packed, educational episode. End the Lie Radio is live from 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM EST/7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST every Monday evening at http://EndtheLie.com/Radio. *Read other articles by Brando... more »

Scientists Warn Geo-Engineering Can Kill Billions of People

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 26 minutes ago
Cassandra Anderson, *Contributor* Geo-engineering is an umbrella term for deliberate climate intervention that includes spraying the sky with aerosols to reflect solar radiation away from Earth in order to cool the planet and to save the environment and humanity from the effects of supposedly man-made global warming. There is evidence that this program has already been implemented for many years using unidentified chemical aerosols, known as chemtrails. A geo-engineering/chemtrails experiment using a balloon to spray sulfur particles into the sky to reflect solar radiation back... more »

Cesium Children

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 26 minutes ago
Majia here: Blogger Ex-SKF has a very sad report about children in Japan: Ex-SKF Sunday, September 30, 2012 #Radioactive Japan: WBC Result of a Child in Iwaki City, #Fukushima Seems to Suggest Chronic Ingestion of Radioactive Cesium of More than 10 Bq Per Day [Excerpted] Iwaki City in southern Fukushima Prefecture has been testing the residents in higher radiation districts since November last year using the Whole Body Counter (WBC) for internal radiation exposure. On September 25, the municipal government announced the result of the test for about 12,000 residents. (Iwaki City's po... more »

U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center helps create app to secretly monitor, reconstruct user environment in 3D

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 30 minutes ago
image source - click to enlarge Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* We have covered a great deal of highly questionable smartphone software, as well as the fact that current software can easily be leveraged as a surveillance tool and games have even been created which use “soft control” to encourage citizen spying. New technologies are going to make ultra-precise location information the norm which is especially troubling since our government claims that such data is not protected by the Constitution. It just gets worse when we realize that mobile phone companies are responding to mas... more »

Stuckism show in London turns eyes

Lilith eZine at LILITH NEWS - 32 minutes ago
*Stuckism* was founded by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish in 1999 with 12 artists to promote contemporary figurative painting and oppose conceptual art. It has since grown to an international art movement of 233 groups in 52 countries. The name was coined after Childish’s ex-girlfriend, Tracey Emin, said he was “Stuck! Stuck! Stuck!” The concept struck, the Stuckism movement brought forth several Stuckist manifestos in an effort to draw other artists to their cause, including one where the term "Remodernism" was coined. This month the Bermondsey Project Gallery at 46 Willow Wal... more »

Ten Years Ago, Alarm Bells Would Have Rung. Today, Yawn.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 44 minutes ago
Face it, we're becoming acclimated to environmental collapse. "It's happening, so what?" Especially when we learn of it in some distant, as in out of earshot, range. A case in point, the Great Barrier Reef. This heralded Wonder of the World has now lost fully half its legendary coral cover. The culprits - acidified ocean waters, storms and swarms of coral-eating starfish. *At present rates of decline, the coral cover will halve again within a decade, though scientists said the reef could recover if the crown-of-thorns starfish can be brought under control and, longer term, ... more »

Debate watch: Cooper blames the voters!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 47 minutes ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012* *The role of the press disappears:* The press corps loves to peddle its piffle about past White House debates. Last Friday, Anderson Cooper rattled the official approved standard silly-bill list of the mainstream press corps’ official tales. As we noted yesterday, this has largely become the standard list. Once again, here is that list. We include a few quotes from Cooper: *The mainstream press corps’ Standard Tales from Past Presidential Debates:* 1960: Richard Nixon “sweat[s] profusely under the hot studio lights.” 1976: Gerald Ford makes a ridiculous s... more »

Do Nuclear Crimes Include Mass Genocide?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 57 minutes ago
Bobby's blog - Optimal Prediction - reports that the US is conducting Z-machine tests on plutonium despite condemnation : http://optimalprediction.com/wp/us-is-conducting-z-machine-tests-on-plutonium/#comment-1644 source for data on tests http://www.nuclearcrimes.org/a-9-3.php Unbelievable. What is the matter with these sociopaths. And what happened at Fukushima Mon Oct 1? Two earthquakes in the same location. Is that common? http://enenews.com/5pm-et-3-quakes-hit-fukushima-in-last-2-hours-m5-2-m4-4-and-m4-4-2-at-almost-identical-location-maps Since I've concluded that much of the ... more »

People of Fukushima at Risk By Lifting of Evacuation Order

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 57 minutes ago
Fukushima communities still crippled as evacuees choose to stay away. Asahi Shimbun Oct 2, 2011 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201210020009 [Excerpted] Only one in 10 evacuees from certain towns close to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has returned home, a year after officials declared it was safe to do so. Just 3,160 evacuees, or about 11 percent of the total from that area, have returned... The figures relate to those residents whose homes were between 20 and 30 kilometers from the crippled plant. For almost five months after the disaster, officials d... more »

Tuesday Morning Linkage

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
- Mikheil Saakashvili's party loses in Georgian election (but wait, writes Liz Fuller, maybe not). Mark Adomanis discusses the implications, as does Simon Tisdall. - Ankit Panda on Indo-Japanese relations. - Dan Brumberg and Hesham Sallam have authored a new USIP paper on Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Egypt. - Justin Gengler: "The Uprising is Over. But What is the Price of Bahrain's Victory?" - Stuart D. Goldman argues that the Soviet-Japanese border war of 1939 determined the outcome of World War II. - Kindred Winecoff on the politics of financi... more »

Who's Spinning Whom?!?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 hour ago
John Sides reports today on some research which confirms what we all basically know: winning the spin matters more than winning the debate. That is, as Kim Fridkin et al. find, reactions differed to a 2004 debate depending on whether people just watched the debate; watched the debate and news coverage; or just watched the news coverage. As John says, there's evidence from earlier cycles for the same effect. What I'm wondering about, however, is how the spin is going to work this time around. Who is going to select the clips that everyone sees, which therefore become the memorable mo... more »

A hammer will help you vote for Obamney

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 1 hour ago

Please Help Today

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
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Expert Trainees Needed! Instant Expertise at No Cost!

Storm at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
Guest Post: Indiana Department of Education Job Bank Job Information Title /Position: Common Core Training Cadre - Multiple Openings Date Posted: Monday, October 01, 2012 Date Close: Monday, December 03, 2012 Category: Miscellaneous Employment Type: Part Time Start Date: Monday, December 03, 2012 Corp Name: Central IN Education Service Ctr School: Level: Non Specific Job Description Position: Common Core Training Cadre - Multiple Openings Calendar Length: Part Time, Temporary as scheduled Salary Range: $50 per hour Position Begins: Not later than December 1, 2012 Job Requirements T... more »

City of Miami Beach gets rising seas sticker shock – ‘We need to be making an escape plan for 2.5 million residents’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 1 hour ago
[image: Flooding in the city of Miami Beach after extremely heavy rains, 5 June 2009. Alexander Reyes via maxmayfieldshurricaneblog.wordpress.com] By Paul Brinkmann, with additional reporting by Oscar Pedro Musibay 10 August 2012 (South Florida Business Journal) – The city of Miami Beach is vetting a $200 million storm water concept that is one of the first in the nation to respond to sea level rise resulting from global warming. As part of the process, global storm water engineering firm CDM Smith is going to explain its methodology at the Sea Level Rise Public Meeting & Discussi... more »

Higgs: living near the cliff of instability

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
Jester posted an interesting text on the instability of the Higgs field: What's the deal with vacuum stability? Of course, this topic has been covered many times on this blog, including on July 3rd and July 17th this year, but it's interesting to read Jester's twists on the story, anyway. First, given the current best estimates of the top quark mass and the Higgs mass (other parameters don't matter too much), the quartic (=fourth power) coupling describing the Higgs self-interaction \(|H|^4\) almost certainly goes negative beneath the Planck scale. *Taken from May 2012 paper by... more »

OpenShot Video Editor 1.4.3 is out! Try it...

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 2 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/guPaqa9Hls4 John

DISAGGREGATION NATION: As found in Collins’ appendix!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 2 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012* *Epilogue—More deception and bile:* For whatever reason, Texas schools and Texas students score well on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—if you disaggregate test scores, as everyone knows you should. Texas schools have scored quite well on the NAEP for the past fifteen years. In math, they score near the top of the nation—after “disaggregation,” that is. To show you what we mean, here are math scores from Texas and Massachusetts in last year’s NAEP. Massachusetts is commonly regarded as our highest-scoring state—our own little answ... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Towels

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 2 hours ago
There are few things in this world that are more adorable than a little one straight out of the tub. Recreating some of those moments with a simple towel or elaborate bath scene can be some of mom and dad's favorite photos looking back, because it is so natural. We will leave the details on elaborate bath scenes for another day, and today we will just talk about using only a towel as a prop. Why a towel? For starters, it is a really affordable prop. Props can be very expensive and over the top. All little kids use towels, so it is natural and very simple. I keep a variety of t... more »

Weapons of mass urban destruction: Automobiles in China

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
[image: Nighttime view of a freeway interchange in Beijing. Kevin Lee / Bloomberg / Getty Images via foreignpolicy.com] BY PETER CALTHORPE SEPT/OCT 2012 (Foreign Policy) – In the last five years, China has built 20,000 miles of expressways, finishing the construction of 12 national highways a whopping 13 years ahead of schedule and at a pace four times faster than the United States built its interstate highway system. Over the last decade, Shanghai alone has built some 1,500 miles of road, the equivalent of three Manhattans. China's urban population is projected to grow by 350 mi... more »

Paul Krugman"Bowlesing Toward Betrayal"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Bowlesing Toward Betrayal"* by Paul Krugman "So, is my timing good or not? Right after I warn about the risk that Democrats, including the president, might betray the mandate they seem likely to get for preserving the safety net, we learn that Senate leaders are at work on a plan based around, well, you guessed it: "If those efforts failed, another plan would take effect, probably a close derivative of the proposal by President Obama’s fiscal commission led by Erskine B. Bowles, the Clinton White House chief of staff, and former Senator Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming, a Republican... more »

Harper picks Quebec Appeal Court judge for Supreme Court of Canada

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has chosen Justice Richard Wagner of the Quebec Court of Appeal to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Wagner becomes the Harper government's fifth appointment. The Montreal lawyer was appointed to appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec in 2004, and the Harper government named him to Court of Appeal of Quebec in 2011. Prior to his judicial appointment, Justice Wagner had a commercial litigation practice focused on areas such as real estate, commercial litigation and professional liability insurance. He was also a certifie... more »

Musical Interlude: The Call, “Let The Day Begin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
The Call, “Let The Day Begin” -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2KasivROc

N.Y. AG sues J.P. Morgan over mortgage securities

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
MarketWatch Ronald D. Orol *WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman late Monday filed a lawsuit against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in civil court, alleging widespread fraud in the sale of mortgage-backed securities.* The suit relates to mortgage-backed securities issued by Bear Stearns & Co., which was acquired by J.P. Morgan JPM +1.21% in 2008 when the firm collapsed amidst the financial crisis. The complaint argues that Bear Stearns defrauded “thousands of investors.” The charges, which came partly as a result of a federal mortgage task force formed i... more »

Danny Schechter : Is Iran Shifting its Message?

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
Diplomacy, Murdoch style. Image from Twitchy Media. Is Iran trying to tell us something we won’t hear? The rhetoric of the well-orchestrated anti-Iranian crowds outside was even bloodier than the Iranians had ever been... By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / October 2, 2012 NEW YORK CITY -- Sometimes major media are the last to recognize shifts in policy positions. Iran is a case in point. In

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 3 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Avery Brooks, 64. I've bashed his performance as Sisko; in his defense, he mostly had to play off of the weaker half of the cast. And the Sisko/Dax friendship is terrific. In other random DS9 comments: my eldest and I think they should have done a spinoff starring Admiral Ross -- a sitcom, in which Ross goes about his day as the world's most boring character while unbeknownst to him all sorts of wacky things are going on. I suppose Troi could make a guest appearance in which she senses that someone is up to something... Before I get any deeper into it, I better ge... more »

Two Polls, Two House Seats-- Bad News For Progressives In Florida And Massachusetts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Richard Tisei prefers males but on almost every issue he'll vote as badly as Allen West Everybody wants to see Allen West defeated, right? Sure, West is a deranged bag of wind, a divisive teabagger and a war criminal whose presence in Congress is a rebuke to democracy itself. He has nothing particular to do with government policy and his influence even on the GOP is, at best, minimal, but symbolically he's one of the monsters who embody the derailment of the Republican Party-- along with Bachmann, Steve King, Akin, Gohmert, Virginia Foxx... First the good news: current polls show W... more »

California Community Pestered by Pesticide-Tainted Water

By: Duane Craig Every residential property in Livingston, Calif. that relies on water from city-owned wells can now expect 1,2,3-trichloropropane to be present to some degree in that water, according to an article in the *Merced Sun-Star*. Livingston’s water supplies have also had problems with elevated levels of arsenic and manganese. Some local officials appear to be hoping the community accepts the long-term contamination prospects as well as they have. One councilman played down the threat saying it wasn’t serious and that levels of 1,2,3-trichloropropane fluctuate. He said he ... more »

Recent Fast & Furious Developments Since Univision Broadcast

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
Daily Bail Take a step back in time with Big Sis. If it's this easy to find evidence (20-second search on Youtube), why doesn't the MSM publish the truth and expose Holder and Obama? This is blatant. They are even bragging about it. Where is the outrage? Where is the accountability? Why isn't this a huge story? Here's *the answer* from a Democratic pollster. The White House wants you to believe that Holder and Obama knew nothing about Fast & Furious even though you are watching video of the Deputy Attorney General[image: icon1.png] holding a press conference to announce the ... more »

The Struggle for Western Hegemony in the Muslim World

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
gowans Stephen Gowans *For half of the last century, Arab nationalists, socialists, communists and others were locked in a battle with the Muslim Brothers for hegemony in the Arab world.—Tariq Ali [1]* The Jihadists who toppled the secular nationalist Gaddafi government—and not without the help of Nato bombers, dubbed “al Qaeda’s air force” [2] by Canadian pilots who participated in the bombing campaign—are no longer disguised in the pages of Western newspapers as a popular movement who thirsted for, and won, democracy in Libya. Now that they’ve overrun the US consulate in Benghaz... more »

Walking to work...

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago

The Toronto Hearings on 9/11 Uncut - David Ray Griffin - Day 1

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Engaging The Young

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 4 hours ago
Today -- when Justin Trudeau formally enters the Liberal leadership race -- his mission, Lawrence Martin writes in the *Globe*, will be to shake up the system: At 40, Justin Trudeau isn’t terribly young, but he has the aura of youth. As such, and given the other marketing advantages he possesses, he has the potential – slim but not out of the question – to lead the way for generational change in the exercise of political power in the country. The clock is ticking on the baby boom legions. They’ve run the show too long. Those behind them have watched in despair. They don’t vote. F... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 2nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck TONGA at a depth of 34.7 km (21.6 miles), the quake hit at 11:35:51 UTC Tuesday 2nd October 2012 The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) ENE of `Ohonua, Tonga No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Crazy cons by any name are just as insane

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 4 hours ago
Once they were called the Silent Majority. Then they were called the Moral Majority. Now they're called the Tea Party. None of them have actually been a majority and they're all the same loudmouth, self-entitled minority who believe the government doesn't work unless it caters to their whims. The latest target of their self-righteous entitlement is Dana Roraback who drew their ire when he told the media he wasn't one of them. MacGuffie said if Roraback won't fight for the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets, then "just what are you doing in the... more »

American Drones for Covert Underwater Warfare against Iran

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
By Julie Lévesque Global Research [image: manta uuv] *Obscuring the devastating effects of U.S. drones killing innocent civilians around the world, it is with a touch of rather inappropriate humor and enthusiasm that the military consulting companyStrike Fighter Consulting speaks highly of the U.S. Navy’s new Unmanned Underwater Vehicles in its recently published article,Unmanned Drones Take to the Seas: * “It looks like drone pilots are going to need swimming lessons. The US Navy is currently experimenting with a new breed of drone submarines in the waters next to Newport, ... more »

Two Different Worlds? Oh Yes, They ARE "Entitled" To Everything That Would Have Made Everyone Else's Life Decent and Meaningful! Because They Just ARE, Dammit!

Steven Pearlstein Steven Pearlstein certainly qualifies as one who knows real entitlement. His current essay in the Washington Post is the best I've read there in decades. And even though you know they just throw these into the mix from time to time to keep the few progressives in their audience still reading, it doesn't really make up for their nefarious coverage of politics and foreign

We Have Won The War For Truth

. All the establishment and their puppet government in the UK have got left is their power and their money. They have lost the propaganda war. Truth is ours. Today's article in the Daily Mail (THE DAILY MAIL, mind you....that oft-reviled right-wing rag) about last night's 7/7 Conspiracy Road Trip on BBC3 has well over 500 comments and ALL the 'best-rated' are ON OUR SIDE, rejecting this programme as a familiar BBC propaganda hit-piece. Take a look and see for yourselves. Add your own comments. My own observations re this horrible programme were as follows: As with false-flag te... more »

Just Another Thug in the Police State

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
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Harvard's divestments: Israel and fossil fuels

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 5 hours ago
When I was at faculty of Harvard, I also got familiar with many undergraduate students, went to the (usually Harvard) Pub with some of them, and deduced a realistic picture what they look like and what they care about. There is a very high percentage of highly talented young people among them. (Philip Streich from Howard Georgi's house who tragically died a week ago in a family farm accident was probably one of them.) On the other hand, when it comes to aptitudes, I believe that the average Harvard undergraduate doesn't differ "strikingly" from the average student at other colleg... more »

95% of 'Syrian rebels' not Syrians - report

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
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US sends signal of displeasure over Diaoyutai/Senkaku Mess? Probably not...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*My friend Steve Fenton took me up to this interesting little temple in the hills outside Taichung city, where inside reside statues of Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius, and a Taoist deity. Apparently the Michael Jordan statue is still under construction... * The local papers of all political stripes were abuzz with the fact that senior US officials skipped the annual US-Taiwan defense industry meet up, an act into which they read deep political content. The Taipei Times described... Senior US defense and diplomatic officials will not attend this year’s Taiwan-US Defense Indust... more »

Syrian opposition 'won't talk to killers'....That's Rich!!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*CNN) -- A Syrian opposition spokesman lambasted the government's call for dialogue Tuesday, marking yet another stalemate in the country's 19-month deadly conflict.* "No Syrian is willing to sit down with any of these killers in the Syrian government who have been responsible for every single drop of blood that have been shed in Syria," Syrian National Council spokesman George Sabra told CNN from Paris. "From day one, the regime played the same tune, call(ing) for political solution while ordering mass killing all across the homeland. They keep putting themselves in a political ... more »

EU: The federal revolution

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of self-interested nation states, according to a fiery new book by veteran European politicians, who see a federal Europe as the future. Two political rivals teamed up to offer a radical vision of how they believe the European Union should change. Guy Verhofstadt, president of the European parliament’s liberal ALDE group and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, co-president of the parliament’s Green group teamed up to write a new book, ‘For Europe! A manifesto for a post-national revolution in Europe’. The former Belgian Premier, now MEP and aspiring Commis... more »

Europe’s trial by crisis

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*BERLIN – Some 2,500 years ago, the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus concluded that war is the father of all things. He might have added that crisis is their mother.* Fortunately, war between world powers is no longer a realistic option, owing to the threat of mutual nuclear destruction. But major international crises, such as the current global financial crisis, remain with us – which might not be an entirely bad thing. Just as in war, crises fundamentally disrupt the status quo, which means that they create an opportunity – without war’s destructive force – for change that i... more »

Indian general stabbed in an assassination attempt in London

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*LONDON (AP) — An Indian army general who helped lead a deadly 1984 raid on Sikhism's holiest shrine in India has been stabbed and wounded in London, in what he claims was an assassination attempt.* Lt. Gen. Kuldeep Singh Brar, 78, was set upon by four men and slashed in the neck as he walked with his wife near London's busy Oxford Street shopping area on Sunday. He was treated in a London hospital and released. London's Metropolitan Police force said it was treating the attack as attempted murder and appealed for witnesses. Police say they have not established a motive for the sta... more »

Austin Tice Alive: Web video shows US journalist missing in Syria...But is it all for Show?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*WASHINGTON — An Internet video has surfaced appearing to show a US reporter missing in Syria, in what would be the first direct sign of him since his disappearance in August.* Two news organizations which have employed the freelance journalist Austin Tice said the 47-second YouTube video did appear to show him, blindfolded, but that it lacked enough information to draw conclusions about his current condition or whereabouts. The video was dated September 26 but only noticed Monday by Tice's family and colleagues in the United States. In the video, a blindfolded man who appears to ... more »

Crackdown ordered after attacks in Bangladesh

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Authorities in Bangladesh have ordered security officials to remain alert around official camps of Rohingya Muslims following weekend attacks on minority Buddhists and their temples in the area. * Some 28,000 Rohingya who fled Burma live in two official camps in the southern Cox's Bazar district, but tens of thousands of others are scattered in the region. Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir said he ordered security officials to stay vigilant. There is no clear evidence that Rohingya Muslims were involved in the attacks on Buddhists, but concerns have been raised about possible l... more »

Mystery illness solved when family discovers new home was a meth lab

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*The foreclosed house for sale on the up-and-coming street pined for fresh paint and other fixes, but the Hankins family saw its potential.* * **Plus, at $36,000, the price was perfect for a young family trying to make ends meet in small-town Klamath Falls, Ore.* "We said, 'It needs a little bit of love, but it's got good bones,'" Jonathan Hankins recalled. "We just had no idea that those bones were poisonous." Within days of moving in this past summer, Beth Hankins, an ER nurse, started experiencing breathing problems. Then Jonathan got migraine-like headaches and nosebleeds. By t... more »

April Jones Abduction: Search Intensifies For Missing Five-Year-Old

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*A local search team is calling for more volunteers in the hunt for a five-year-old girl believed to have been abducted.* April Jones was playing with friends near her home in the Mid Wales town of Machynlleth at around 7pm on Monday when she went missing. She was last spotted by another child getting into a van wearing a purple knee-length coat with grey fur around the hood, a white polo top and black trousers, said police. Two helicopters are being deployed to scour the area as part of intensive police operations. Hundreds of residents from the market town have joined in the hun... more » 


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
'The Swedish home furnishings store IKEA has airbrushed women from photos in the Saudi version of next year's furniture catalog, the Swedish newspaper *Metro* reports today. *Metro* compares the deletions to Soviet censors who used to airbrush out "state enemies." In Saudi Arabia, where women must be covered in public and are not allowed to drive, it is not forbidden to depict women in advertising, but strict guidelines are followed, particularly regarding the depiction of very much skin. In one page of IKEA's standard catalog, a mother is shown brushing her teeth in the bathro... more »

Men in the kitchen...

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 7 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/pVikkdiutFI Thanks Marian for this superb hint! John

Obamanomics: A Counterhistory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*WORKING out of cramped, bare offices in a downtown building here in Washington, President-elect Obama’s economic team spent the final weeks of 2008 trying to assess how bad the economy was. It was during those weeks, according to several members of the team, when they first discussed academic research by the economists Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff that would soon become well known.* Ms. Reinhart and Mr. Rogoff were about to publish a book based on earlier academic papers, arguing that financial crises led to slumps that were longer and deeper than other recessions. Alm... more »

Spain bailout uncertainty pushes European shares lower

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - European shares and the euro dipped on Tuesday as investors worried about Spain's economic troubles and a gloomy outlook for global growth, cashing in recent gains.* The FTSEurofirst index of top European shares opened 0.4 percent lower as trading resumed, having finished up 1.42 percent at 1104.71 points on Monday. London's FTSE 100 .FTSE, Paris's CAC-40 .FCHI and Frankfurt's DAX .GDAXI all started in negative territory. .L .EU .N Spain is ready to request a euro zone bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend but Germany has signaled it should hold off,... more »

Missing Oz Plane: Fears Grow For Missing Six People on Board

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*A full-scale search has resumed for a missing vintage aircraft that went missing in Australia with six people on board* The 1930s biplane vanished in Queensland as passengers were enjoying a scenic flight during an air show. Pilot Des Porter, 68, was due to land his aircraft at Caboolture Airport, north of Brisbane, at about 2.15pm local time on Monday but never arrived. It has been revealed that Mr Porter survived a fatal crash in the same aircraft which claimed the lives of his father and brother in the 1950s. He was 10 when the plane flown by his father went down in a creek in ... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 2nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES at a depth of 41.1 km (25.5 miles), the quake hit at 06:25:31 UTC Tuesday 2nd October 2012 The epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) NNW of Dumingag, Philippines No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time 


Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe with Sir James Savile, friend of Israel and members of the elite.* Sir Jimmy Savile is linked to the 'Yorkshire Ripper', Peter Sutcliffe, who, in 1981, was was convicted of murdering 13 women. "Mr Sutcliffe told police he left the murder scene after he heard voices, but couldn't tell where they came from. "He also heard a car being driven away from the entrance to a house. "Later he found out that the house was where disc jockey Jimmy Savile lived" THE TRIAL: WEEK ONE There has been speculation that the Savile-Sutcliffe story is somehow linked ... more »

One Of Big Pharma's Newest Money-Making Schemes

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Big Pharma's Newest Money-Making Scheme By Evelyn Pringle & Martha Rosenberg Alter Net News, October 1, 2012 *Who belongs to this “untapped” market? Just about anybody.* There is good news and bad news about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- that is, if you’re a drug company. The bad news is the kid market has peaked out with 4.5 million U.S. children now carrying the label. The good news is adult ADHD is an emerging market. In fact, adult ADHD, with symptoms similar to pediatric ADHD such as impulsivity, distractibility and difficulty paying attention, foll... more »

Monsanto: Trust Me? No Can Do!

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
27 September 2012 Is that what Satan would say or if you are not of the religious sort, often the words of a con artist? Michael Taylor, ex Monsanto Public Policy Adviser is now the FDA Food Safety Adviser. We can trust him to be fair can't we? http://www.organicconsumers.org/

Euro-English (right!)

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 9 hours ago
I'm just forwarding this little gem that a colleague posted on Facebook today and which seems to originate from here. Enjoy! The European Union Commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for short). In the first year, "s" will be used instead ... more »

Monsanto’s New Slogan: Our Corn Won’t Give You Cancer! by Rick Banfield

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
Source: http://www.facebook.com/occupymonsantoMonsanto’s New Slogan: Our Corn Won’t Give You Cancer! by Rick BanfieldFood Freedom News, October 1, 2012 *Keith Kloor*, writing at Slate, jumped in to try to stop the tidal wave of negative publicity about Monsanto set off by major study in France by Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini, proving Monsanto’s corn causes cancers and rapid death. But Kloor made things 1000 times worse. In his article, “*GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left*,” Kloor goes through all kinds of breath-taking, logic-defying contortions to try to convin... more »

Human Migration Map Review

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This is a nice review put together by Dale Drinnon of the present picture of earliest human DNA migration globally. We presume direction which is completely reasonable but we still need to be aware of that. Clovis points originated someplace and there is no point ruling out a traffic reversal over the Bering. Also it is my contention that DNA flow never really lets up unless a natural cul de sac is established in which population expands inside natural boundaries. It is the larger population pool that creates some DNA sense of commonality. Otherwise mate exchange is th... more »

DNA Bar Code Revolution

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
All of a sudden we will be able to jump from studying behavior one element at a time to as many as we like at a time. We will be able to fully recognize everyone on the dance floor. If this does not accelerate our understanding, it is difficult to imagine what would. It will of course take time to successfully implement and perfect but this tells us it is well on the way. Again it is more good news on the greatest science story ever as we learn to understand our own biology. *Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute Engineer Novel DNA Barcode* *Date: Sep 24, 2012... more »

Economic Recovery and QE3

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
Essentially correct except that this recession is now long in the tooth as a direct result of both a stalled money supply, a real contraction in lending and a general failure to address the housing liquidity problem head on in the first place. During this four year pause, what has happened is that the mortgage contraction crisis was been stabilized to the point that any sales are occurring in an orderly manner and all losses have now been covered mostly with Fed money. That is what quantitative easing was all about. In short, we fixed the problem the hard way and genera... more »

Car Platooning a Reality

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This is a follow up on a much earlier report. The hardware and software solutions have obviously been finalized and the technology can be implemented. This will actually revolutionize long haul travel in particular. It will really prove its worth if it also works well in foul conditions. A lead vehicle with superior equipment can handle condition that ninety percent cannot. Short haul may allow use of the car pooling lane also. In the event matching destinations is an obvious fix in rush hour conditions that allow a lot of drivers to drop out of the driving challenge. ... more »

Victor Toews demonstrates in Omar Khadr case how wedge politics biteth like a serpent

david at Alberta Diary - 9 hours ago
Mennonites in Paraguay. Below: Victor Toews and Omar Khadr as they appear nowadays. Way below: Ron Anders in one of his waking moments. You’d think Victor Toews would have felt a little empathy for Omar Khadr. Mr. Toews is the Paraguayan-born public security minister in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government. Mr. Khadr is the Canadian-born ... more »

A Huge Breakthrough for Renewable Energy

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
One serious drawback of some forms of renewable energy, such as wind or tidal power, has been that they don't conform to peak market demand. Some are intermittent, some work best at off-peak, low-demand hours. What's been missing is a viable means of storing surplus renewable energyproduction. A Brit engineer seems to have come up with a solution, liquid air, that is nearly as efficient as conventional battery technology. Water vapour and oxygen are removed from the air. The remaining nitrogen is then super-cooled until it liquifies using off-peak renewable energy production. ... more » 

Will Afghan National Army Drive NATO from Afghanistan?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
NATO countries may have had their fill of their soldiers being murdered by Afghan soldiers. While most ISAF forces are scheduled to leave in 2014, NATO Sec-Gen, Anders Rasmussen, says the spate of "Green on Blue" killings could speed up their departure. *"From now until the end of 2014 we will see announcements of redeployments, withdrawals or drawdown … If the security situation allows, I would not exclude the possibility that in certain areas you could accelerate the process."* *Rasmussen admitted that the killings of almost 50 allied troops this year in "green on blue" attacks... more »

Fighting and Chaos Spread Through Syrian City, as Services Vanish

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*BEIRUT, Lebanon — Chaos continued to spread in Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, on Monday, as rebels attacked the towering municipality building with rockets, sending civil servants fleeing from one of the few government buildings still functioning as dozens of soldiers worked to defend the city center.* “We don’t want to hurt the employees, but we want them not to come to work or they will be killed,” Sa’id Abu Abdo, 25, an armed insurgent, said in Aleppo after the attack. “We will liberate each building in the city.” In a city that was once considered a bastion of support for Presi... more »

Kara Alongi Missing Hoax: New Jersey girl spawns social media flurry

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Police say they are searching for 16-year-old Kara Alongi, a missing New Jersey girl who generated big buzz on social media with a post about a possible intruder. * "There is somone in my hour ecall 911," she posted on Twitter at 6:20 p.m. Sunday before she went missing. It is believed she meant "someone in my house, call 911." The comment spawned a flurry of activity on the social networking site, with thousands using the hashtag, #helpfindkara. The girl's Twitter account had also netted nearly 100,000 followers by mid Monday. No foul play is believed to be involved, sai... more »

Japanese protest U.S. decision to base hybrid plane in Okinawa

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Oct. 1 - Japanese say the Osprey, which is part helicopter, part plane and helicopter, puts neighboring communities at risk. Deborah Gembara reports *

"What Is 'The Law of Prägnanz'?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"What Is 'The Law of Prägnanz'?"* by Mars Art Gallery "The Law of Prägnanz is one of the fundamental principles of gestalt perception and deals with the way in which people perceive visual information. In fact one could call the Law of Prägnanz the Occam's Razor of visual perception. In a nutshell, the Law of Prägnanz says that when confronted with visual information, people will attempt to organize that information into the simplest form possible. People will mentally process the visual information to create a mental image that: * is symmetrical. * contains the simplest shapes p... more »

Documentary about IRAN in English: The Lovers' Wind (Baadeh Sabah) by Albert Lamorisse

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*History is poetry in motion.* *Wikipedia for Albert Lamorisse*: *"Albert Lamorisse* (13 January 1922 – 2 June 1970) was a French filmmaker, film producer, and writer, who is best known for his award winning short films which he began making in the late 1940s, and also for inventing the famous strategic board game Risk in 1957. . . Albert Lamorisse died in a helicopter crash while filming the documentary *Le Vent des amoureux* (*The Lovers' Wind),* during a helicopter-tour of Iranin 1970. As of June 2012 the helicopter is still hanging from the overhead line wires it had crashed... more »

"New Oceans...

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide

Bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker at 200,000 dollars

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Oct. 1 - Pakistani man announces a new 200,000 dollar reward to anyone who kills the person behind an anti-Islam film that has sparked violence around the world. Deborah Gembara reports*

Spain ready for bailout, Germany signals "wait"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Spain is ready to request a euro zone bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend but Germany has signaled that it should hold off, European officials said on Monday.* The latest twist in the euro zone's three-year-old sovereign debt crisis comes as financial markets and some other European partners are pressuring Madrid to seek a rescue program that would trigger European Central Bank buying of its bonds. "The Spanish were a bit hesitant but now they are ready to request aid," a senior European source said. Three other senior euro zone sources confirmed ... more »

North Korean minister: Hostile US policy pushes Korean peninsula to brink of nuclear war

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*UNITED NATIONS — A North Korean minister lashed out at the United States on Monday, warning that its “hostile” policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war.* Addressing the final session of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual high-level meeting, Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon said the Koreas have become “the world’s most dangerous hotspot” and pledged to use the North’s “mighty” military deterrent against any “reckless provocations.” “The only way to prevent war and ensure lasting peace on the Korean peninsula is to put an end to the U.S. hostile policy t... more »

Muslims in Bangladesh torch Buddhist temples over Facebook image

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*AMRITSAR, India -- Hundreds of angry Muslims in southeast Bangladesh torched at least 10 Buddhist temples and dozens of homes Sunday after alleging that a Buddhist man insulted Islam on his Facebook page, authorities said.* The protest gained momentum late Saturday in the area of Cox’s Bazar about 200 miles from the capital of Dhaka when Muslims, claiming that a Facebook page showed a burned copy of the Koran, headed to several Buddhist villages in the area. Although there have been periodic clashes between the majority Muslim population and Hindus, tension is relatively rare wit... more »

Syria faces foreign-backed "organized terrorism": FM

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*DAMASCUS, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem said Monday that his country is facing "organized terrorism" backed by foreign countries.* Syria "has been facing organized terrorism that affected our citizens, our human and scientific resources, national establishments, and also many of Syria's historic and archeological landmarks through terrorist bombings, assassinations and massacres," the state-run SANA news agency quoted al-Moallem as saying in an address at the United Nations General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting in New York. The Syrian foreig... more »

Bahrain upholds jail terms for medics

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Bahrain's highest court has upheld jail terms against nine medics who were convicted for their role in last year's pro- democracy uprising.* The decision could spark further unrest in the Gulf Arab state. The case has led to inter-national criticism of the Gulf Arab kingdom, which has been in turmoil since the protests led by its Shi'ite Muslim majority were crushed by the Sunni rulers. Bahrain, home base for the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, has accused Iran of encouraging the unrest and has promised a tough response to violent protests after talks with the opposition stalled. Bahrain'... more »

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 2nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck TONGA at a depth of 80 km (49.6 miles), the quake hit at 03:33:29 UTC Tuesday 2nd October 2012 The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) WSW of Neiafu, Tonga No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Afghanistan Blast: Three Americans Among Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*A suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 14 people, including three Americans - a day after the US death toll in the 11-year war reached 2,000.* The American Nato service members' translator, six civilians and four Afghan police were also killed and 37 wounded in the attack on a joint Nato-Afghan foot patrol through Khost city, Najeeb Danish. The city's governor said in a statement: "Today at around 8:30 am a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a joint patrol in Khost city in a crowded area. "In this inhuman attack three police and 37 civilians were wounded... more »

Enformable Updates Results of European Stress Tests

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
EU Reactor Stress Test Results Show Failure & Scandal

Bernie Sanders Has A Plan... To Protect Us From the Real Bad Guys And From The Sold Out Guys

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Last week a right-wing, corporate judge struck down a Commodity Futures Trading Commission rule meant to prevent gambling from driving up gas prices. What a miracle it would be for a debate moderator to ask Obama and Romney to explain their respective positions. Bernie Sanders was more than willing to explain his own-- as usual, a lonely, independent voice on behalf of American working families. "Today's court decision is another victory for Wall Street speculators who have been given a green light to rip off the American people at the gas pump. The Dodd-Frank *Wall Street Reform ... more »

Terry Vance Garner Eaten By His Pigs

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Terry Vance Garner, 70, went to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm in the US state of Oregon, but never returned.* His dentures and a piece of his body were found in the pigs’ enclosure by a family member, but most of his remains had been consumed. The Coos County district attorney's office said that one of the pigs had previously bitten or been aggressive with Mr Garner. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that Mr Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals before he was killed. Each of the pigs weighs around 7... more »

Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 36 Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
* The search for survivors continues with dozens of passengers still missing after two vessels collide off Hong Kong island.* At least 36 people have been killed and dozens injured in a collision between a ferry and another boat south of Hong Kong during a festival. A vessel, packed with 124 revellers, hired by the Hong Kong Electric company for staff and family, started sinking. Television footage showed the boat half submerged with the bow pointing straight up. More than 100 people have been rescued and dozens taken to hospital as the search continues for those still missing. "... more »

April Jones Missing: Search Under Way As Girl, 5, Goes Missing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*A five-year-old girl has gone missing from near her home after she was spotted getting into a light-coloured van that drove off.* April Jones was playing with friends in the mid Wales town of Machynlleth at around 7.30pm on Monday when she went missing. Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed her disappearance on their Twitter account. At 10.40pm they posted a statement saying: "We are increasingly concerned for a missing five year old, April, who was last seen playing on her bike in Machynlleth at about 19:30hrs. "April was seen getting into a light coloured van that drove off." Read More 


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*A sobering study released today shows more than half of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has disappeared over the past 27 years. * Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville have found the loss of coral is caused mainly by cyclones and crown-of-thorns starfish. Coral bleaching is also to blame. , warns the rate of the reef's decline has been higher than previously thought. It says if current trends continue, its coral cover could halve again by 2022 and it may lose the biodiversity for which it was listed as a World Heritage Area. The study argues tha... more » 

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 37.9 km (23.6 miles), the quake hit at 22:55:51 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 165 km (102 miles) ESE from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at a depth of 9.7 km (6 miles), the quake hit at 22:21:45 UTC Monday 1st October 2012 The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) ENE of Miyako, Japan No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Did The Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Board Recommend Increase To Province's Min Wage OR Is Brad Wall Just Making Things Up As He Goes Along?

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*The Province of Saskatchewan has a Minimum Wage Board that reviews and makes recommendations to the Provincial Cabinet concerning minimum wages.* * **Brad Wall has recently come under criticism for having the lowest minimum wage in Canada. Economist Erin Weir (who is a candidate for the leadership of the provincial NDP) recently co-authored an article with Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president, Larry Hubich.pointing this out.* * * *Just a few days later, Premier Brad Wall's government announced that they had raised the minimum wage in an attempt to end the embarrassment to ou... more »


Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
More slides from the talk after the fold.

Important Health News: Cancer - The Forbidden Cures (Video)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
A very important topic that I cover in this blog is of course Cancer, and real cures for this "disease". I have long been a supporter of the notion that Cancer patients are better off seeking alternative methods of curing this "disease" rather than subjecting themselves to the so called "treatments" advocated by most physicians that in most cases rather than cure Cancer, actually kills the patient! For this article, I want to present the following very important video, entitled: "Cancer - The Forbidden Cures" for everyone to see for themselves. I have my own thoughts and comments... more »

"A Dog's Purpose According To A 6 Year Old"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"A Dog's Purpose According To A 6 Year Old" Author Unknown "Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to obs... more »

As the world turns . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
DISCOVER MAGAZINE calls Michael König's video, "Earth", a "JAW DROPPING Space Station time lapse!". They might be right. Check out the article for details.

Nationwide Dumped ALEC 10 Yrs Ago???? REALLY????

2old2care at Because I Can - 14 hours ago
Interesting development today – after Moyer's expose' about ALEC. * If you haven't seen it - watch it **>>>HERE<<<* * Make sure everyone you know sees it!!!* Here it is – my emphasis: *Nationwide statement regarding American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) * *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* *October 1, 2012 * *Contact:* *Media Relations Hotline* *614-249-6349 * ** *Columbus, OH - Nationwide issued the following statement today regarding recent media reports focusing on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): * ** *More than a decade ago, Nationwide made the business decision... more »

Important Health Report: GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxicity Leaving Men Sterile!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I have put up hundreds of health reports in the past that have focused on the dangers from vaccines, and exposing some of the real truths about Cancer and how to actually cure Cancer. But I have rarely discussed the diabolical introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), and I figure that this would be a perfect time to discuss that issue considering the recent reports coming out of Europe on how GMO crops have been linked to Cancer! I came across the following report from the website, Blacklisted News, at www.blacklistednews.com, entitled: "GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxi... more »

Things to do in Denver when you wish you were dead

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 14 hours ago
Romney campaign stops are like the strip malls of politics. Seen one, seen them all. Likewise the crowds. Aside from the glaring whiteness of the attendees, the other repeating motif is their grim demeanor. There's no sense of enthusiasm for the candidate. No one is smiling. They look like such miserable people waiting for a mandatory dose of some bitter medicine. [Holly Bailey photo] [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Global warming links U.S. Democrats, Independents, and isolates Romney

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in front of banners that extol the virtues of alternative energy. via skip-to-the-end.com] By Mark Drajem 30 September 2012 Democrats and independent voters overwhelmingly accept the scientific evidence that human activity is warming the earth’s temperature, while almost two out of three Republicans don’t. Among likely voters, 78 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of independents believe humans are warming the earth, according to a Bloomberg National Poll. That finding is consistent with other polls that show undecided voters, and majo... more »

"Tribe Meets White Man For The First Time": A must-see documentary

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*In 1976, a explorer by the name of Jean-Pierre Dutilleaux encountered the Toulambi tribe in Papua New Guinea. This was the first time the tribe had ever seen a white man, let alone technology, and the meeting of the two is both moving and enlightening. Would this be how human beings would react should visitors from another region of the universe ever decide to reveal themselves? Does this documentary reveal anything that we've lost in the midst of our own rat-race-based civilization? At the very least, it's incredibly interesting to watch. 40 min.* * **(Note: Mr Dutilleaux has been... more »

Exposing More Of Our Hidden History: Video- General George S Patton: Jews And Germans

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I have made it one of my goals to always bring forward any reports about our hidden history when they become available. I have long said that what we have been "taught" in our so called "History" books is nothing but pure garbage. It does appear that a certain group of individuals have purposely hijacked much of our so called History to prevent people from finding out facts about our true history.... I have put up many articles in my blog pertaining to the truths about World War II, and about a man who I now know to be probably the greatest American General in history. That ... more »

Wrong Side of the River

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 14 hours ago
I don't normally blog about my work, not only because the long work hours make for a tired brain by the end of the day but also because I figured most people wouldn't find it terribly interesting to read about. Occasionally, things get interesting though and the unexpected (even the mildly embarrassing happen. Last Wednesday was one such time. Last week, due to increase demands from the shut down, I was switched to a 12-hour shift rather than my usual 10. The good thing, aside from the extra money, is that I catch an extra hour of sleep (theoretically). Rather than catch the bus... more »

If You Really Want Change, You Must Be Willing To Experience New Things

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 14 hours ago
*If you really want change, you must be willing to experience new things. * Channeled by Ron Head October 1, 2012 Ron's Channeled Messages Michael Good morning, dear friends. We trust you enjoyed the full moon and all the energies it has brought you. We know that many of you are now seeing the manifestation into your lives of the things we have promised you. Some awoke today to find that things have truly begun to take off for them. Let go of your comfortable lives and be willing to “go with the flow”, as you say, if you truly wish to have the lives you dream of. If you rea... more »

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