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Saturday, October 20, 2012

20 October - Blogs I'm Following II

Get It Straight, NYT: Iran Does Not Have Nuclear Ambitions

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 minutes ago
"We believe that using nuclear weapons is haraam and prohibited and that it is everybody’s duty to make efforts to protect humanity against this great disaster." - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, from a *speech* given on April 13, 2011. An excerpt from, *"U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks,"*by The New York Times: It has the potential to help Mr. Obama make the case that he is nearing a diplomatic breakthrough in the *decade-long effort by the world’s major powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions*, but it could pose a risk if Iran is seen as using the prospect of ... more »

Any Blue America Supporters Like Real Heart Felt Country Music?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
When I worked at Warner Bros, we had the best publicity team in the history of the music business. Bob Merlis was the head of it and he and his team used to work Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Prince, the Talking Heads, Green Day, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, The Ramones, Chaka Khan, etc. Right now he's working on an amazing country singer, Tammy Faye Starlite and he *knew* her latest song and video would be something *DWT* readers would probably want to hear. This is what he told me this morning: Tammy Faye recently recorded the very trenchant "Don't Liberate Me, Love Me." The song is an ... more »

Mountaintop Reflection

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 35 minutes ago
Source: YouTube channel - ElysiumFilms.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“An asterism is just a recognized pattern of stars that is not one the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous (and largest) asterisms is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major. But this pretty chain of stars, visible with binoculars towards the long-necked constellation of Camelopardalis, is also a recognized asterism. *Click image for larger size. * Known as Kemble's Cascade, it contains about 20 stars nearly in a row, stretching over five times the width of a full moon. Tumbling from the upper right to lower left in the picture, Kemble's Cas... more »

So many big hearts, so many starfish

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 hour ago
I've spent most of the last three days at the Conference On Honduras, an annual event that has grown into something of a Copan institution after relocating here from Washington, DC a decade ago. It was a heartening reminder of what people can accomplish when they care. The conferences are put together by a volunteer board headed up by Marco Caceres, editor of the on-line English-language newspaper Honduras Weekly. The yearly event started out as a way to showcase the many groups and individuals working at the grassroots level to tackle the complex problems of the country, but it wo... more »

Chet Raymo, "Eve"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Eve"* by Chet Raymo "A remarkable carving, long a favorite of mine, usually called "The Temptation of Eve" (click to enlarge). It resides in the Musee Rolin near the 12th-century Cathedral of Saint Lazare at Autun, France, of which it was once a part. The sculptor did many of the wonderful decorations of the cathedral. On the west tympanum are carved the words Gislebertus hoc fecit, "Gislebertus made this," traditionally assumed to be the sculptor's claim to authorship at a time when religious art was almost universally anonymous. Whatever the sculptor's name, there is ... more »

Neuroscience: “What Are Mirror Neurons?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“What Are Mirror Neurons?”* by Lizzie Buchen "A newly discovered type of brain cell may help us prep for social interactions. The cells are a special type of "mirror neurons," which are thought to aid understanding of the actions and intentions of others. Mirror neurons fire both when you do something, like grab a bottle of wine, and when you watch another person do the same thing. Instead of carrying out a step-by-step reasoning process to figure out why a friend is grabbing a bottle of wine, we instantly understand what's going on inside his head because it's going on in our... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Thanks for stopping by.

"Thucydides In The Underworld"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Master, what gnaws at them so hideously their lamentation stuns the very air?" "They have no hope of death," he answered me..." - Dante Alighieri, "The Inferno" *"Thucydides In The Underworld"* by J. R. Nyquist "The shade of Thucydides, formerly an Athenian general and historian, languished in Hades for 24 centuries; and having intercourse with other spirits, was perturbed by an influx into the underworld of self-described historians professing to admire his History of the Peloponnesian War. They burdened him with their writings, priding themselves on the imitation of hi... more »

Wendell Berry, "A Spiritual Journey"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A Spiritual Journey" "And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home." ~ Wendell Berry

USrael Goes On The Propaganda Offensive In Wake of Beirut Bombing

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*Source*. Israel's propaganda is becoming so transparent and boring. And Washington's *propaganda is totally amateurish and absurd*. *Check out the following propaganda stories:* Haaretz* - Jittery Hezbollah fires opening salvo in the battle for Lebanon* The CIA Times - *After Attack, Lebanese Opposition Calls for New Government* Jerusalem Post - *Analysis: Bomb could bring Syria strife to Lebanon* CNN - *Blame over Beirut bombing focuses on Syrian leader* Who was really behind this latest incident in Beirut that has triggered violent clashes in the streets? As always, we must lo... more »

Banker jumps to death

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
Another one from Rumor Mill News http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2012/10/19/banker-jumps-to-death Banker jumps to death AMUKELANI CHAUKE | 19 October, 2012 00:38 A South African-born investment manager, Nico Lambrechts A South African-born investment manager, *Nico Lambrechts, has died after reportedly leaping from a building in London.* Lambrechts, 46, was pronounced dead on the scene after he fell from the top of an expensive open-air restaurant, the Daily Mail reported. Yesterday, Investec Asset Management confirmed the incident but refused to say whether his death was... more »

Life Skills: "Are You Feeling Stressed Out?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Are You Feeling Stressed Out?" by Jonathan "Have you got endless demands tugging at you from all directions? Does your life seem to be spinning out of control? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out when you can’t ever seem to catch up. Do you think bringing your life into balance would require a major life change? It may not be as difficult as what you imagine. Did you realize that, regardless of your circumstances, a true sense of balance actually comes from within you, not from your surroundings? 3 Ways to reduce feelings of stress: Here are three simple strategies t... more »

Obama-Khamenei summit for peace in the works?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*Interesting.* http://www.debka.com/article/22457/Obama-Khamenei-summit-would-cap-long-back-channel-dialogue

The End of The New World Order

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
Culture shock... the collapse of Lehman Brothers ushered in the deepest economic crisis since the 1930s. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian *The end of the New World Order* http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/19/new-world-order *The upheavals of the early 21st century have changed our world. Now, in the aftermath of failed wars and economic disasters, pressure for a social alternative can only grow* Seumas Milne The Guardian, Friday 19 October 2012 13.00 EDT In the late summer of 2008, two events in quick succession signalled the end of the New World Orde... more »

He who dies with the most toys wins

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 2 hours ago
Brutal travel day. Burned to a crisp. Fortunately, looks like it was slow news day too. Don't have the energy to leap into the twitter mayhem but made the usual rounds. Atrios captures the essence of the problem in one of his terse, semi-cryptic posts. Just read it. It's very short. The Galtian Overlords Don't Know What They're Doing. Or you might say, they know exactly what they're doing in the moment, but don't understand the consequences of what they do. I see no evidence the law of diminishing returns factors into their calculations. Ever. [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

The First and Second in Command at the IRS have Resigned...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
*Hmmmmm.....what's cookin' in the US Treasury? -AK* * * *Courtesy of Rumor Mail News* * * *http://goo.gl/cxXtk* * * *IRS names acting commissioner, Doug Shulman steps down * Reuters Doug Shulman The Internal Revenue Service said on Wednesday that Steven Miller will become acting head of the tax agency after *Doug Shulman, the present commissioner, steps down on November 9.* Shulman had been expected to resign at the end of his term in early November as head of the 104,000-employee agency that each year collects trillions of dollars in federal tax revenue and enfo... more »

#RoadTrip : Now where?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
So where am I now, gentlefolk? [image: Posted with Blogsy]Posted with Blogsy Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Finally there's a demon-spawn war-wimp son-of-Willard we can all believe in: "Tugg"!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*OMG, it's . . . it's . . . "Tugg" Romney! "Sometimes I think I'm just a riddle that even I can't solve." * *by Ken* Okay, okay, that's not actually "Tugg" Romney, if for no other reason than there isn't actually a "Tugg" Romney. Who that is is *New Girl*'s Schmidt (Max Greenfield), pretending to be Tugg in the interest of gaining admittance to some crappy club and scoring GOP-lusting coeds. I've had trouble all the way with *New Girl*, the Fox sitcom now comfortably into its second season. It has some ingenious, engaging elements, and yet they always seem to be put together in way... more »

"How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* "How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend"* By Adam Mann "One of the most spectacular night-sky shows will kick into high gear this weekend when the Orionid meteor shower peaks early in the morning on Oct. 20. It will continue to dazzle until just before dawn on the 21st. The Orionids are cosmic leftovers — bits of rock and ice that remain behind from Halley’s comet, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1986. As the sun heated the famous comet, chunks of debris broke off, leaving a trail of material that the Earth passes through annually. The pieces h... more »

America: From Colony To Nation To Slave!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
Living in Canada has given me a unique outside perspective on what is happening in the United States. And from what I see... Things are going from bad to worse for my friends who are now living in what I used to believe as being the "most free nation on the face of the Earth". What is truly shocking to me is the farce of the present Presidential election happening in the once free United States of America. We have two party candidates that are totally subservient to the criminal state of Israel and are absolutely bending over backwards to please their Jewish masters at every chan... more »

Portland City Council calendars don't show meetings reported by fluoride lobbyists: Portland City Hall roundup

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
OregonLive Brad Schmidt Portland’s newly elected City Council was all smiles two weeks after the November 2008 election. Mayor-elect Sam Adams (second from right) joined (from left) Commissioner Randy Leonard, Commissioners-elect Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish, and Commissioner Dan Saltzman for a portrait. Fluoride lobbyists reported meeting personally with all five members of the Portland City Council in July or August but only one of those initial meetings appears on public calendars -- under a vague heading -- leaving lingering questions about the effectiveness of the city's lobby... more »

Albert Einstein, "The World As I See It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The World As I See It"* by Albert Einstein "Einstein, at his home in Princeton, New Jersey: "How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people - first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner an... more »

Alex Jones: "Journalists Are Guardian Angels"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*True journalists protect and serve the common good and the rule of law*. Amber Lyon: MSM Covered Up State Sponsored Terrorism Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

Saturday Play--Sara Watkins, "Long Hot Summer Day"

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 4 hours ago
This one goes out to our enemies over at *Fox and Friends*. The great Sara Watkins's recent album is called *Midnight Sun*.

Prof. Konstantin Meyl - the New Tesla

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
"Professor Konstantin Meyl specializes in scalar waves and neutrino power, which are extensions of some of the work done by Nikola Tesla." [*Source*]. YouTube video description [Channel - WitteHenning]: Nikola Tesla was the biggest scientific genius in the last century. Today this is Prof. Dr. Konstantin Meyl from Villingen, Black Forrest, Germany. He has not only organized a revival of Tesla but developed his research to mindboggling levels. He detected that every vortex has a counterpart, a so-called potential vortex, being able to form matter. He shows that electrons, protons,... more »

Pangnirtung Fiord, Nunavut

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

For Labour Police and Crime Commissioners

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 5 hours ago
I didn't go on today's march in London. Therefore, befitting an ongoing political degeneration, your humble scribe eschewed extra-parliamentary action for traditional doorstep campaigning with Joy Garner (pictured), Labour's candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Staffordshire. Happily, our door knockers received a solid response. It would be fair to say the upcoming contest hasn't exactly captured the popular imagination. With polling due on November 15th the government hasn't exactly gone all out to let the public know about Dave's flagship law and order pol... more »

Gordon Duff On Coast 2 Coast AM, Speaking About Extraterrestrials And UFO Disclosure

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Veterans Today:* UFO Disclosure: Gordon Duff on Coast to Coast with George Noory Disclosure of UFO Conflicts, Technologies and History By Gordon Duff for Veterans Today and George Noory for Coast to Coast Radio First 39 Minutes

South Africa: A Great Victory!

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
http://www.newera.org.za REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 19 October 2012 Dear Friend, WOW! A house that was literally hours away from being sold on auction, has just been turned around and *Standard Bank has abandoned the whole thing, including their judgment.* The day before Mr Michael Plumstead was about to watch his family home being auctioned, an urgent application was brought before the Port Elizabeth High Court. Among other things, Mr Plumstead (the Applicant) stated the following: "15. It is the Applicant’s intention to settle the arrears with the *lawful holder of thi... more »

International monitors at US polling places draw criticism

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*It's unfortunate that many Americans aren't patriotic enough themselves to ensure their own elections are fair and that those elected heed the will of the citizenry.* http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/263141-international-monitors-at-polling-places-draw-criticism-from-voter-fraud-group

“Even When People Wake Up, They Don’t Wake Up”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Even When People Wake Up, They Don’t Wake Up”* by Jon Rappoport "An old professor of mine once told me that the purpose of learning was to “escape.” He said that insight was the experience which would lead you beyond a system that was trapping your mind. He gave a very interesting informal lecture to a group of us about the dawning age of science. He put us at the threshold of the great change, when people began to realize that science was real, that it worked. “So,” he said, “imagine you’re living then. You absorb some of this new scientific method, and the more you think abo... more »

Paul Krugman, “Romney: Snow Job on Jobs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Romney: Snow Job on Jobs”* by Paul Krugman “Mitt Romney talks a lot about jobs. But does he have a plan to create any? You can defend President Obama’s jobs record — recovery from a severe financial crisis is always difficult, and especially so when the opposition party does its best to block every policy initiative you propose. And things have definitely improved over the past year. Still, unemployment remains high after all these years, and a candidate with a real plan to make things better could make a strong case for his election. But Mr. Romney, it turns out, doesn’t have... more »

What Do NH-01 and CA-25 Have In Common?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
New Hampshire's easternmost district and the L.A./Ventura County 25th in California are pretty different in every way. But both districts are represented by reactionary Republicans who voted every time they got the chance to destroy Medicare and to drive up the cost of healthcare for the elderly and both districts are lucky to have outstanding, independent-minded progressive challengers this year, Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire and Lee Rogers in California. There are new TV ads for both campaign featuring Medicare, Carol's above and the Blue America ad for Lee below. But what... more »

More Hidden History Revealed: The REAL Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan (It Was NOT To End The War Or Save Lives)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
As a student of true history, and not the rubbish that has been taught in our failed education system, I am always looking for interesting material in this blog that gives information contrary to what we have always been taught. I have always believed that everyone deserves the exact truth about our history, no matter how bad or upsetting that truth may be! Just the other day, Washington's Blog (www.washingtonsblog.com) posted up a very interesting article, entitled: "The REAL Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan ( It Was Not To End The War Or Save Lives)" that gives ... more »

"all they talk about is taxes, but all people want is jobs": thoughts on why there are no good jobs and why no one is creating them

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
We visited family in the US this past week, and because of this, ended up hearing more about the election in two days than either of us have read, seen, or thought about in months, if not years. Which is not to say people talked non-stop about the election, only that both Allan and I completely tune out that circus masquerading as a democracy. (Apologies to circuses everywhere.) I heard something over dinner one night that stuck in my mind. My sister noted that most voters care foremost about one thing: job creation. She said, "All they talk about is taxes, taxes, taxes, when they s... more »

KP Devlin - Not The Same

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Lyrics: Wednesday rose with sorrow in her eyes Peaceful, if deceitful in disguise Living in Fellini films and dreaming of the moon Waking to that melancholy tune Characters in psychedelic strains Dancing in the recess of her brain Whirling like a dervish in devoted ecstasy Lighting torches helping her to see Chorus: Try and put a leash around the sun Try and win this war without a gun All because some lunatic was calling out your name All because it's really not the same Acrobats in sequined tights fly by Mannequins with painted grins and eyes Aging prima donnas walking tired looking d... more »

Dead US Ambassador Documented Creation of Benghazi Terror Emirate

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 8 hours ago
Late US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens documented the transformation of Benghazi, Libya into overt base of operations for Al Qaeda. * by Tony Cartalucci* *"I have met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it." - **Senator John McCain in Benghazi, Libya April 22, 2011.* *October 20, 2012* - The Washington Times, in an article titled, "Ambassador Stevens warned of Islamic extremism before Benghazi attack," reported: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in a diplomatic... more »

Drones were circling above U.S. consulate during Libya attack but officials decided NOT to mount a rescue mission

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Defense department officials considered sending troops in to rescue the ambassador and staff, according to CBS News, but ultimately decided not to. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220153/Christopher-Stevens-Ambassador-pleaded-extra-security-Libya-hours-killed.html

US Freedom Free Fall

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago

US/NATO steps up "support" for Turkey- NATO is the UN !?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
The no fly zone is being worked on. Did anyone think otherwise? Turkey has continued shelling Syria. Syria keeps targeting the rebel strongholds. Turkey has already given itself the "right" to enter Syria.. Washington Post The U.S. government is intensifying its intelligence sharing and military consultations with Turkey behind the scenes as both countries confront the possibility that Syria’s civil conflict could escalate into a regional war, according to U.S. and NATO officials. As Syria’s internal conflict has increasingly spilled across its northern border into Turkey, the U.S.... more »

White House Immediately Calls Bombing in Beirut 'Terrorist Attack'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The BBC reports that earlier today "A huge car bomb has killed at least eight people and injured 78 in central Beirut, Lebanese officials say." Hours later, the White House released a statement condemning the "terrorist attack." The White House's quick decision to call this bombing a "terrorist attack" shows a marked change after it took the White House weeks to call the 9/11 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans a "terrorist attack." http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-immediately-calls-bombing-beirut-terrorist-attack_655020.html

New poll: Egyptians turning toward Iran, want nuclear weapons

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A poll of Egyptians conducted last month shows that they have increasingly positive views of Iran, believe that both Iran and Egypt should obtain nuclear weapons, and still trust their own military more than any other institution in Egypt. http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/19/new_poll_egyptians_turning_toward_iran_want_nuclear_weapons?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foreignpolicy%2Fthecable+%28The+Cable%29

Obama Campaign Borrows $15M from Bank of America...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report. The loan was incurred on September 4 and is due November 14, eight days after the election. OFA received an interest rate of 2.5% plus the current Libor rate. Warren Buffett, Obama donor and namesake of the infamous “Buffett Rule,” invested $5 billion in Bank of America last year in an effort to help the ailing financial institution. Last month, two weeks after OFA took out the loan, Bank of America announced a plan that would lay off 16,000 workers ... more »

Flicks restaurant E. coli outbreak: 49 cases are confirmed by PHA

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has said there are now 49 confirmed cases of E. coli following an outbreak linked to a north Belfast restaurant. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20018485

Fawkes Security: WE took down HSBC

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
UK-based Fawkes Security claimed responsibility for the digital sit-in via a post to Pastebin. As some of you may be aware HSBC bank suffered several DDoS attacks on the named sites in the past hours us.hsbc.com hsbc.co.uk hsbc.com hsbc.ca they were all brought down by #FawkesSecurity. Before any claim fags attempt to take ownership of this attack, the proof is all in our Twitter account, Targets, time and date :) @FawkesSecurity http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/19/anon_group_hsbc_ddos/

HSBC cyber attack: Millions affected

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
HSBC’s websites across the world have been hit by one of the largest cyber attacks to strike a bank in an attack that left millions of customers without access to online services. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9621883/Millions-affected-after-cyber-attack-on-HSBC.html

U.S. says death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The U.S. death toll from fungal meningitis linked to potentially contaminated steroid injections has risen by two to 23, with North Carolina reporting its first death, health officials said on Saturday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/20/us-usa-health-meningitis-idUSBRE89I0UB20121020

Chris Kirkland Attacked: Suspect Identified

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Police say they know who allegedly hit Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Kirkland - FA also investigates crowd trouble at Hillsborough. http://news.sky.com/story/1000099/goalkeeper-attacked-suspect-identified

Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, Skye Allen, 2, and Bailey Allen, 4 Killed in House Fire - police continue questioning two neighbours on suspicion of murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, was killed with niece Skye Allen, two, and nephew Bailey Allen, four, when their first floor flat in Prestatyn, North Wales, was engulfed in flames. http://news.sky.com/story/1000384/fatal-fire-woman-and-two-children-named

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake TAJIKISTAN - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 17:31:57 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:31:57 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.471°N, 69.174°E Depth 10.4 km (6.5 miles) Region TAJIKISTAN Distances 20 km (12 miles) W of Farkhor, Tajikistan

BC Liberals 1996 pact with our Media, Exposed

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
I am probably the only one who has not only written on the mess at BC Ferries but exposed the crimes, the theft of public dollars, the criminal activities hatched by Gordon Campbell, the saddling of debt onto BC Ferries, the debenture, $500 million dollars of debt that BC Ferries is paying that had nothing to do with ferry operations, that money went into general revenue, many of you think it`s similar to the taking of money from ICBC or BC Hydro, you`ld be wrong, the difference is huge.. ICBC, BC Hydro wasn`t forced to borrow money($500 million dollars) and hand it over to the BC ... more »

False Flag Prediction: U.S.S. Enterprise

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 hours ago
From comments by Mike Rivero from www.whatreallyhappened.com Now this is more prevalent than when it was first made 9 months ago. In just one week, the United States will have three aircraft carriers facing Iran, the number usually regarded as sufficient for a state of war. In response to this build-up, along with exercises involving the US, UK and Middle Eastern countries focused around clearing mines in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran has launched a Tareq-901 submarine and a Sahand destroyer into the Gulf from the port of Bandar Abbas. It seems abundantly clear that if there is to b... more »

What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
I feel as if I've spent too little time on Congressional elections during the last several weeks, so here's one: the steadily increasing chances for the Democrats to keep their Senate majority. And the lack of any such movement towards the Democrats on the House side, as far as I know. It's looking very much like a status quo election in Congress, at least as far as majorities are concerned. For something that didn't matter...I don't really have much. Binders of women, maybe? Although I don't know that anyone is overrating its importance, so it's not a great choice. What do you hav... more »

From Switzerland, With Love

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Just a little something I put together just now. Believe it or not, it's not that hard to find pictures of Romney looking like something out of *American Psycho II: 20 Years Later*.

Spirit Bear, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
This shot was specially commended by London's Museum of Natural History. An amazing photography

Marcus Aurelius - The Philosopher King

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Wikipedia: * Marcus Aurelius (April 26, 121 CE. – March 17, 180 CE.), was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 CE. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important members of the Stoic philosophers. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire; Aurelius' general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164. Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, but the threat of the Germanic tribe... more »

British protesters demand end to "failing" austerity

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Tens of thousands of British protesters marched through London on Saturday calling for an end to public spending cuts and tax rises launched by a government they accuse of elitism and ignorance about the plight of recession-hit voters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/20/us-britain-unions-march-idUSBRE89J0C220121020

Italian workers rally against job losses, spending cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Thousands of Italian trade unionists rallied in central Rome on Saturday to protest against public spending cuts, job losses and factory closures, urging Mario Monti's government to do more to help workers hit by recession. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/20/us-italy-protest-idUSBRE89J0C020121020

Al Qaeda warns Hollande against French hostage rescue

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A leader of al Qaeda's north African wing warned France on Saturday that any attempt to forcibly rescue six French citizens held hostage by the militant group could lead to their death. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/20/us-france-qaeda-hostages-idUSBRE89J09Z20121020

Twin Iraq blasts kill eight in Baghdad Shi'ite district

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Two bombs killed at least eight people and wounded 38 more in a busy market in Baghdad's Kadhimiya District on Saturday, police and hospital sources said, breaking weeks of relative calm. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/20/us-iraq-violence-bombs-idUSBRE89J0B920121020

Readings ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 10 hours ago
I feel sleepy today. So I'll just link to two books that I'm reading. Brian Greene's *The Elegant Universe*. It was on sale at a reduced price. It's from 2003, before the Large Hadron Collider, so there you go. Some of the ideas about String Theory were good. It's a very good intro to theoretical physics for cretins such as myself. But towards the middle, it began to be a defense of string theory against some rather esoteric challenges that were met with equally esoteric counter-arguments. There was a part where advanced string theory ideas were used to solve very high-level mathem... more »

Ad Hominem Attacks Explained - Say It's Not So, Paul! (Delusions of Wonkhood)

And now for a few other memory joggers on this gorgeous Fall weekend . . . The Problem Is Not Romney - It's the Republican Party Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan. (Photo: The New York Times) Mitt Romney is catching a lot of flak from his own side lately, which seems premature; this is by no means over.

Trial delay

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
R. v. Papandrea [2012] O.J. No. 4880 has disturbing language about delay: *43** * Trial dates are now being set in this jurisdiction at the outer limit of tolerable delay. Trials are being added on to impossibly overbooked lists in the hope that some trials on those lists will collapse and the trial list will thereby become manageable. Some days this works and other days it does not. We are seeing more days now that it doesn't work than when it does. *44** * As such, I expect that we can anticipate an increase in 11(b) applications being advanced in this jurisdiction. As more... more »

The Academic Job Market and The Draft

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
No, not conscription (see what I did there), but sports drafts where teams take turns picking the next generation of superstars/busts. I am inspired to think about this as October is when anxiety of academic job aspirants begins to spiral. The thread du jour is whether the job market is “fair.” As some get heaps Continue reading

An official Daily Howler endorsement!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012* *Kevin Drum’s Q-and-A on Benghazi:* If it’s basic information you want, Kevin Drum presents a good Q-and-A regarding Benghazi. Just click this. Regarding the press, CNN’s twenty-minute report last night was truly disgraceful. It had everything, including a muffled report from the New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick, who seems to be scrambling back from the naughty information he put in play this week. That New York Times! On Tuesday, Kirkpatrick’s report involved new information—new information which tended to support Susan Rice. Result? Buried on page ... more »

Caturday Blogging: Open Thread

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
What's up in your neck of the woods? I was going to tell you what's going on with me but I've suddenly developed Romnesia.

Free and Equal Presidential Debate

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Historic Presidential Debate Don’t miss this historic Presidential debate, broadcast online, and via satellite worldwide! The debate will be broadcast live at www.freeandequal.org/live, and Al Jazeera. Unlike the “debates” between Romney and Obama, these candidates aren’t afraid to provide more than rehearsed talking points for answers. Our debate is sure to feature some heated exchanges and a wide array of viewpoints. The debate will be broadcast live at www.freeandequal.org/live, and Al Jazeera. Buy Your Tickets Now, Before This Historic Debate Sells Out Please join us f... more »

Moussa Ibrahim Captured in the town of Tarhouna, 40 miles south of Tripoli.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
They are taking him to Tripoli to begin interrogation, Phone call, Lawyer and Fair Trial Excluded http://news.sky.com/story/1000338/gaddafis-ex-spokesman-moussa-ibrahim-captured

Mass Demonstration in London Against Spending Cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Over 100,000 protesters take to the streets in London - as Labour leader Ed Miliband is booed by a small section of the crowd. http://news.sky.com/story/1000171/mass-demonstration-against-spending-cuts

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 16:29:50 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:29:50 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 3.546°S, 100.573°E Depth 35.8 km (22.2 miles) Region KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA Distances 185 km (114 miles) SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF PANAMA - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:56:41 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 05:56:41 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 2.649°N, 79.765°W Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles) Region SOUTH OF PANAMA Distances 130 km (80 miles) WNW of Francisco Pizarro, Colombia

Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
As early as 1964, Gene Roddenberry drafted a proposal for the science fiction series that would become Star Trek. Although he publicly marketed it as a Western in outer space—a so-called "Wagon Train to the Stars" (like the popular Western TV series)—he privately told friends that he was modeling it on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, intending each episode to act on two levels: as a suspenseful adventure story and as a morality tale. Most Star Trek stories depict the adventures of humans and aliens who serve in Starfleet, the space-borne humanitarian and peacekeeping armada o... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:38:20 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 04:38:20 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 7.378°N, 91.870°E Depth 30.3 km (18.8 miles) Region NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Distances 172 km (106 miles) WSW of Mohean, India

KILLING THE PIG: David Ignatius stands and speaks!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012* *Ambassador Rice was right:* Last night, David Brooks became a traitor to his class. Jeffrey Brown asked him about the ugly attacks on Susan Rice. Brooks basically said it’s a big pile of crap. He cited David Ignatius: BROWN (10/19/12): What do you think? Is this [the focus on Benghazi] hurting the president, as it kind of drags on? BROOKS: I personally don't think so. I think the hardest argument—the argument that they could make, the Republicans could make of the president is, you spent four or eight years criticizing Dick Cheney for misleading the... more »

Mike Kelly (R-PA) Tied to Voter Fraud Arrest, Continued Lack of Leadership And Ethics

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Brad Friedman--on the case Colin Small, 23, of Phoenixville, PA was arrested Thursday night for throwing thousands of Democratic voter registration forms away in a dumpster. He now faces eight felony and five misdemeanor counts related to voter fraud. Republicans are always claiming they're looking for voter fraud-- and they finally found it... in the mirror, as usual. According to the *Los Angeles Times*, Small was “working as a supervisor as part of a registration operation in eight swing states financed by the Republican National Committee,” run by a company called Strategic Allie... more »

Baseball in the Time of Cholera, Money, and Mud Pies in Haiti.....by Roger Annis

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 11 hours ago
*1. Two years of the cholera epidemic in Haiti* October 18, 2012 Dear Reader, Two years ago today, in the center of Haiti's verdant agricultural region, an innocent man fell victim to cholera; he was dead within hours from an illness never before known in Haiti’s history. Over 7,500 deaths later, the epidemic, brought to Haiti by UN troops, continues to ravage Haiti's poor, killing hundreds each month and most recently re-surging in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac. Thanks to you, our committed supporters, IJDH and BAI continue fighting to end the epidemic by calling upon ... more »

Who’s moving in? Adult kids, aging parents

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: The share of Americans living in multi-generational households is at its highest since the 1950s, a survey finds. Thinkstock] By Haya El Nasser 16 October 2012 (USA TODAY) – Almost a third of homeowners expect their grown children or aging parents to eventually move in with them, according to a survey by one of the nation's largest home builders. About one in seven say they already have a "boomerang kid" – an adult child who moves back home – or elderly parent living under their roof. The survey out Wednesday of more than 1,000 homeowners by PulteGroup, builder of everyt... more »

KILLING THE PIG: The AP bungles some new information!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012* *Gets helped by baboons at Salon:* Yesterday, right around noon, new information surfaced about the killings in Benghazi. The AP’s Kimberly Dozier reported. Here’s the way she started: DOZIER (10/19/12): *CIA found militant links a day after Libya attack* *The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob* upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, U.S. officials have told Th... more »

How do you move 100,000 people off a disappearing island?

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 12 hours ago
[image: The rising ocean encroaches on a village in Kiribati, 13 March 2007. Herve Damlamian / flickr] By Tereza Jarnikova 18 October 2012 WHEN YOU LOOK AT A MAP, Kiribati seems to be at the end of the world. From one of the nation’s largest islands, Kiritimati, it is well over 2,000 kilometers to the nearest international airport. With a population of 113,000 people and a landmass area totaling 717 square kilometers spread over 33 islands (for comparison, Manhattan’s land area is 87 square kilometers), Kiribati shows up as a set of tiny dots in a sea of blue on a tabletop map of... more »

Vukmir - Let ALEC Crash Wisconsin's Economy

2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
*From the Journal* *Vukmir: In defense of ALEC* *ALEC helps lawmakers learn from one another* *By Leah Vukmir Oct. 19, 2012Email Print (11) Comments * According to a national study that examines the economic policies of all 50 states conducted by economist Arthur Laffer, Wall Street Journal reporter Stephen Moore and Jonathan Williams of ALEC's (American Legislative Exchange Council) Center for State Fiscal Reform - Wisconsin ranks near the bottom for economic performance. Funny how she doesn’t mention the name of that report “Rich States, Poor States” might be a little bit contenti... more »

Afternoon Video

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
PG-13 lyrics. Via Kieran Healy.

Wissam al-Hasan: War in Syria expands into Lebanon as car bomb takes out anti-Syrian intelligence officer

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago

Courageous Swedish politician ignites coverage of the chemtrail issue in mainstream papers

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
News Beacon Ireland R. Teichmann The leader of the Environmental Party (Miljöpartie) in the town of Vingåker, Pernilla Hagberg, ignited a discussion in the Swedish mainstream media about chemtrails. A broad public discussion about the mysterious trails forming artificial clouds over our heads is long overdue. In Sweden as well as here. The discussion started when this courageous politician commented on a photo depicting a chemtrail but titled condensation trail. Here is the translation of the newspaper article that started the discussion [1]: *Politician convinced of strange phe... more »

Saturday Scumbag Blogging

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 13 hours ago
See this? This is pond scum. This is what Republicans can only aspire to. And as much as I disrespect Democrats, if I had my way I'd shanghai every self-identified Republican on the planet earth, stuff them in a Saturn V rocket and aim them into the heart of a red giant 100 light years away. And the first one in this one-way ark would be Darrell Issa (R-GTA). And why do I have a problem with Darrell Issa these days? Well, let's start with the fact that, in his racist hatred of the Obama administration, he'd made a document dump of 166 pages that outed certain Libyans by name, a dis... more »

Saturday Morning Stuff

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
As readers have likely noticed, we’re in the process of shifting from our temporary template to what will likely be our permanent one. Laura S. is still working out some of the glitches created by the shift, such as the fact that our sidebar is displaying below the main blog! It will probably be a Continue reading

US-Supported Free Syrian Army Are Salafi Jihadists From Saudi Arabia

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* The UN sent a peace envoy headed by Lakhdar Brahimi, toassess the damage being inflicted on Syria by the US-supported terrorists called the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Brahimi requested a temporary cease fire while he was in Syria; as well as for the Muslim holiday beginning October 26th. The FSA, being leaderless, is expected to have a difficult time signing an agreement of ceasefire. Last week, the Human Rights Watch, a UN non-governmental organization (NGO) claimed that the Syrian government had used cluster bombs against the FSA. Assad denied havi... more »

Confidence Fairy Alert!!!! Tell Us It Ain't So, Joe! (Snow Job From the Charming Cheap Rich Liars on Jobs)

Tell us it's not so, Joe DiMaggio! Jesus tells us that only the dumbest could fall for this sick joke (and their deep cunning charm). October 18, 2012 Snow Job on Jobs Paul Krugman Mitt Romney talks a lot about jobs. But does he have a plan to create any? You can defend President Obama’s jobs record — recovery from a severe financial crisis is always difficult, and especially so when the

Political Prisoner Leah Lynn Plante Released!

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
JG Vibes Last week Leah Lynn Plante was arrested and placed in solitary confinement for remaining silent during a grand jury trial. Due to the secrecy of the proceedings, little information has come to light about her or her two friends, Katherine “Kteeo” Olejnik and Matthew Kyle Duran since the story went viral last week. However, word was just sent out from Leah's supporters that she had been released, although unfortunately her two friends still remain behind bars. At this point it is unclear how this turn of events has transpired, but it is highly possible that the video th... more »

KILLING THE PIG: Begala throws Susan Rice under the bus!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012* *On CNN, a remarkable statement:* Last evening, CNN’s Anderson Cooper program opened with a 20-minute segment on Benghazi. There were no commercial breaks. Tape of the segment should go straight to the Smithsonian, where it could be used in the future to educate American children: School kids could study a textbook case of cherry-picked quotations. They could study the ways our news orgs disappear basic facts in service to preplanned attacks. We’ll get to those points a bit later today. For now, let’s examine a remarkable statement by Paul Begala near ... more »

How Mitt Romney cheated his way to the GOP nomination

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Doug Wead New evidence is coming out about just how tough and dirty the Mitt Romney campaign fought to block the Ron Paul takeover of the Republican Party at the State Conventions last summer. It may offer a little sneak preview of what a Romney presidency will be like. And make no mistake, barring war with Syria or some other dramatic October surprise, Romney will now win this election in a landslide. At least, that is my humble opinion, as one who loves and reads history. The economy will decide that. It turns out that Mitt Romney and other Republican operatives were apparent... more »

Israel lobby groups press sat providers to ban Iran channels: Report

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
PressTV Israeli lobby groups have reportedly contacted two communications satellite service providers to force them to take Iranian radio and television channels off the air following a recent ban on the broadcasters in Europe, *Press TV* reports. The lobbies have recently approached International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Intelsat) and Hispasat -- a group of Spanish communication satellites -- and called on them to stop the broadcast of Iranian channels. In a flagrant violation of the freedom of speech on Monday, European satellite provider Eutelsat SA ordered... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Five things to watch in the LSU-Texas A&M game ~Jeff Palermo, WWL* *Environmental groups oppose BP settlement ~Nikki Buskey* *SPCA suggests pet law updates ~Danny Monteverde* *New Orleans Nonprofits, Activists Try To Build Up City's Food Deserts ~Kevin McGill* *'World's Least Energy Efficient Home' Sends Chills ~NOLA DEFENDER*

Top 10 Most Influential Whistleblowers

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
image source *Activist Post* The subject of insiders -- or "whistleblowers" -- is somewhat tricky; anyone on the inside is often presumed to be compromised by their former allegiance. Nonetheless, the nature of government work is rooted in compartmentalization. So, perhaps the best indication as to whether whistleblowers have something valid to say is the level of persecution they have endured. The following whistleblowers have endured a varying degree of pushback from the system, but are still around to reveal key points of information that make us all question what we are being... more »

10 Ways to Stop Being a Slave and Bring Down The Pyramids of Control,

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Freedom - Wiki image *Activist Post* There are very real conspiracies in the world, and those conspiracies are always conducted by people "in the know" against those who are ignorant or naive of backroom machinations. Past slavery was largely based on force (thus was much more obvious), but modern-day slavery is actually more widespread because global slave masters use all of the scientific tools at their disposal to win hearts and control minds, convincing us that our hands and feet are free, so we must be living self-directed lives. There are signs that the mind-pyramids that... more »

5 Principles for Money and Banking in a New World System

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
image source Eric Blair Increasing numbers of global citizens are becoming aware that the monetary system and international cartel of banks are rotten to the core and represent the root cause of all economic disparity to mankind. They can literally print all the wealth they need for their cabal, while at the same time transferring the interest attached to each monetary unit created to the general public. It's a scheme that has given them ownership of nearly every material object on earth, while placing the chains of debt servitude on the whole of humanity. Knowledge of this sch... more »

Alternative Markets, Barter Systems, and Local Co-ops are the Lifeboats That Will Save Us

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
*Interview with Brandon Smith, founder of Alt-Market.com* Eric Blair More and more people are becoming aware of the complete system failure we're experiencing in the United States and around the globe. As the true nature of the control system is revealed, people tend to feel as Howard Beale did in *Network* when he said, "first, you've got to get mad...and scream, I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" But once that anger at being lied to for so long subsides, then we must get on with the business of taking action to make the world more just and hopeful for our c... more »

FBI no-fly list strands Mississippi man Wade Hicks in Hawaii

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Clarion Ledger [image: Wade Hicks, Jr. poses for a photograph outside the pass office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The 34-year-old from Gulfport, Miss. was stranded in Hawaii for five days after he found out he was on the no-fly list and wouldn't be allowed on an airplane until he was abruptly removed from the list with no explanation.]Wade Hicks, Jr. poses for a photograph outside the pass office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The 34-year-old from Gulfport, Miss. was stranded in Hawaii for five days after he found out he was on the no-fly list and would... more »

EUSSR: a reality, not a paranoid fantasy.

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 14 hours ago
The above poster produced by the Social Democratic (Marxist), Europe 4 All, really does highlight how a picture can be worth a thousand words. Europe4all, according to its own documents (linked here) exists to destroy all vestiges of nationhood and identity. If one wished to see a manifesto for Cultural Marxism, expressed plainly, Europe4all provides such a document. In the poster, the major religions of the world are featured, including Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Sat in key prominence amongst these faiths lies Communism. One would w... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Cocoons

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
*Have you entered the Owl Necklace Giveaway yet?* I love baby cocoons. These darling little sleeves surround the baby, scrunching them up, just the way newborns like. They are many different types of cocoons, there are ones that look a lot like a mummy type sleeping bag and then there a cocoons that come in two pieces a little sleeve for the baby and a hat. I personally like the former. I like that the cocoon is one complete set and there aren't any extra pieces to worry about. I own two cocoons one in a neutral color and one that is hot pink. Although I love my hot pink cocoon, I u... more »

5 Reasons NOT to Pay Your Credit Cards

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
*Are you one of the millions of Americans trying to decide between paying your credit card bills and eating? * *John Galt* We live in a matrix that goes to unspeakable expense to nurture us from the teat to be good consumers. You are issued a tax collection number at birth (SS#), another artificial number for your credit worthiness (FICO), and then you're extended a certain amount of tokens to play "life" based on those numbers. This virtual currency, not unlike your earned *Farmville* coins, only has value because you give it value. It is a brilliantly designed game: th... more »

U.S. steps up support of Turkey amid Syrian conflict

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
Washington Post Craig Whitlock The U.S. government is intensifying its intelligence sharing and military consultations with Turkey behind the scenes as both countries confront the possibility that Syria’s civil conflict could escalate into a regional war, according to U.S. and NATO officials. The Obama administration has said it wants to avoid getting drawn militarily into Syria and for months has resisted pressure from Arab allies and some Republicans to back Syria’s rebel groups more forcefully. But as Syria’s internal conflict has increasingly spilled across its northern border... more »

Inequality 14: 99 Percent to Support the 1 Percent

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
Here's another simple, down to earth discourse on inequality, economic growth and government, from a known climatologist, Dr. Roy Spencer of the University in Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The guy is known more for his analysis of the feedback system given by CO2 forcing to the planet's clouds and climate, in interpreting the monthly global air/tropospheric temperature as measured by satellites, many others. His foray into economics and a few social commentary is most likely a result of his observations of the role and misrule of governments and the UN in climate science and researc... more »

Hemp Can Save The World

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
*Youtube* * *Read today's *excellent article why hemp is still illegal.* Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner Be the Change! Share this using the tools below. Sharing on Reddit and Newsvine will help the most.

Low-Tech Solutions To High-Tech Tyranny

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Give the finger to High-Tech Tyranny Brandon Smith, *Contributor* Imagine, if you will, a fantastic near future in which the United States is facing an unmitigated economic implosion. Not just a mere market crash, or a stint of high unemployment, but a full spectrum collapse driven by unsustainable debt spending and hyperinflationary printing. The American people witness multiple credit downgrades of U.S. Treasury mechanisms, the dollar loses its reserve status, devaluation of the currency runs rampant, and the prices of commodities and imported goods immediately skyrocket. In th... more »

British Democracy: Living in Fear, Kept in the Dark

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
Global Research Colin Todhunter *Earlier this year, I watched the BBC’s main political debate programme that allows an audience of members of the public to put questions to a panel of politicians and so-called experts. Syria was on the agenda. A member of the panel referred to the Syrian rebels as ‘freedom fighters’. Within a few minutes, all panel members and the audience were using this term to refer to the rebels. It led me to ponder why so many people were willing to accept at face value an agenda that portrayed the insurgents in such a wholly positive light.* It also led me t... more »

5 Ways to Improve the Public School Experience with Unschooling Techniques

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Bohemian Mom As an unschooling parent, I often struggle with the thoughts of what happens to all the other children that are still in the public school system. While we believe very strongly in the benefits of having our children at home and following an unschooling lifestyle, I know that it is simply not possible for everyone. What can be done to help those children? How can we care so much about our children while knowingly walking away from the other kids that are stuck in what I feel is a completely inefficient model for gaining knowledge? We can’t completely ignore these ch... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 15 hours ago
Local Farm Labor USA: A History, *In the USA in 1900:* The vast majority of American women went out to work. The USA "had the highest divorce rate in the world." Roughly 10% of American children grew up in single-parent households. *USA early 1900s* Hundreds of thousands of American children were abandoned, "due to shortages of money." American families "were plagued with disease and death". Between 35% and 40% of children lost a parent or sibling before their 20s. *Source: Tim Stanley at History Today.* * * *BAD FOR YOUR COUNTRY - INEQUALITY* *In the USA in the 1950s:* In 19... more »

Those Eyes

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago

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