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Sunday, October 21, 2012

21 October - Blogs I'm Following II

Hell at Osore-zan, HonshuHell at Osore-zan, Honshu (Photo credit: shirokazan)
Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, and Fearless Le...Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, and Fearless Leader ... Pumpkin & Squash (October 21, 2012 / 5 Cheshvan 5773) ...item 2.. JFK'S "CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS" SPEECH (10/22/62)(COMPLETE AND UNCUT) ... (Photo credit: marsmet541)
Mt. Ainodake(3189m) in Mts.Akaishi, Honshu, Japan.Mt. Ainodake(3189m) in Mts.Akaishi, Honshu, Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Red Spider Lily (Japan) ... Fury after father,...Red Spider Lily (Japan) ... Fury after father, 19, who killed his baby daughter is given just 90 days in jail - Cortez, Colorado (2 October 2012) ... (Photo credit: marsmet481)
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Kuwait Protests: Tear Gas And Stun Grenades Used

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 minutes ago
Opposition activists were marching against planned changes to election laws ahead of polls due to take place in December. http://news.sky.com/story/1000716/kuwait-protests-tear-gas-and-stun-grenades-used

Wisconsin Spa Shooting: Suspect Radcliffe Franklin Haughton Found Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 minutes ago
The suspect in a shooting that left three people dead and four injured at a spa in Wisconsin has been found dead at the scene. http://news.sky.com/story/1000651/wisconsin-spa-shooting-suspect-haughton-dead

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 22nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Monday, October 22, 2012 at 01:43:20 UTC Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:43:20 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.083°N, 142.305°E Depth 66.3 km (41.2 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 42 km (26 miles) ESE of Kamaishi, Japan

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake CELEBES SEA - 22nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Monday, October 22, 2012 at 01:02:24 UTC Monday, October 22, 2012 at 09:02:24 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.220°N, 124.547°E Depth 319.6 km (198.6 miles) Region CELEBES SEA Distances 165 km (102 miles) SW of Sarangani, Philippines

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 22nd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Monday, October 22, 2012 at 00:32:10 UTC Monday, October 22, 2012 at 01:32:10 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 16.473°S, 174.764°W Depth 37.7 km (23.4 miles) Region TONGA Distances 122 km (75 miles) WSW of Hihifo, Tonga

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt)

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

Mitt Romney-- Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 minutes ago
The Romney estate in Massachusetts No one knows for sure how many homes Mitt and Ann Romney have. We know there's the regal estate in Belmont, Massachusetts, the mansion in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee (that got him the undying emnity of the *Union Leader*), the beach pad in La Jolla, California with the car elevator, the palace cabin in Deer Valley, Utah. There are probably more but they're not telling. What does look like a sure bet, though, is that all the states where the Romneys have homes-- except for the ancestral Mormon homeland-- he's going to lose. Why don... more »

Mailing It In Ep. 34--Second Presidential Debate, Music Playlist for the Campaign Season

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 25 minutes ago
Download Episode In this episode Jason and Jay talk about the second presidential debate and preview Monday's foreign policy debate. Then we offer up our campaign season playlists. Jason plays the theme song live and Lisa pops in with some clutch Carly Simon... (more at *The Mailing It In Podcast with Jay and Jason*)

The Difference Parties Don’t Make?

Phil Arena at The Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
To the best of my knowledge, no prominent peer-reviewed article in political science has reported a difference in the frequency with which the United States enters into conflict under Democratic presidents relative to Republican presidents. That’s not because no one has looked for such a difference (I know I have). It’s because, to date, no Continue reading

Is Iran’s global cyber war-room secretly hosted by Hizballah in Beirut?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
http://www.debka.com/article/22459/Iran%E2%80%99s-global-cyber-war-room-is-secretly-hosted-by-Hizballah-in-Beirut

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments. The filaments are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher speed than expected from a free explosion. *Click image for larger size. * The above image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is presented in three colors chosen for scientific interest. The Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In the nebula's very center lies a pulsar: a neutron star as massive a... more »

Chet Raymo, “Telling Stories: ‘Real’ Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Telling Stories: ‘Real’ Life”* by Chet Raymo "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." - William Blake "I have just finished reading Brian Greene's new book, “The Fabric of the Cosmos”. As with his earlier book, “The Elegant Universe”, he does a damn good job explaining the almost unexplainable - string theory, braneworlds, multiple universes, and all that. None of this stuff has an empirical basis, and is not likely to for the foreseeable future. So does it qualify as science? Well, yes, barely. Because in ...more »

Australia Succumbs to Pressure from Globalists and Joins United Nations Security Council

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
Who does PM Julia Gillard really report to? Andrew Puhanic, *Contributor* Globalist puppet, carbon tax lover and communist Julia Gillard has once again set Australia on the path to world government. Today, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Globalist sponsors*successfully won their bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council*. At a reported cost of more than $24 million AUD, a heavy price has been paid for membership at an organisation that was established for the sole purpose of establishing World Government. There is no doubt that the only reason why the Globalists g... more »

55 Facts About The Debt And U.S. Government Finances That Every American Voter Should Know

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
Dees Illustration Michael Snyder, *Contributor* The future of the United States of America is being systematically destroyed by our politicians, but unfortunately most Americans don't really grasp exactly what is happening. Thirty years ago, our national debt had just crossed the one trillion dollar mark. Just recently, it crossed the 16 trillion dollar mark. Prior to every election, politicians from both parties swear up and down that they will do something about our exploding debt, but it never happens. Once again this year, our politicians are making all kinds of grand promi... more »

International Law Suffers Another Blow in Libya Conflict

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
*NATO silent as its client regime vows "no mercy" for city of Bani Walid.* Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* The United States invoked the so-called "responsibility to protect" doctrine as justification for NATO military intervention in Libya, based on fears that the Libyan government was about to enter, and eliminate systematically, resistance in the eastern city of Benghazi. This was based on alleged statements made by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, claiming he would hunt armed resisters, "door to door." *Image: Cover of the ICISS report on "The Responsibility to Protect," also... more »

Derivative Meltdown and Dollar Collapse

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
Click to Enlarge James Hall, *Contributor* The frightening prospects from a derivative meltdown, well known for years, seem to deepen with every measure to prop up a failing international financial system. The essay Greed is Good, but Derivatives are Better, characterizes the gamble game in this fashion: The elegance of derivatives is that the rules that defy nature are not involved in intangible swaps. The basic value in the payment from the risk is always dumped on the back of the taxpayer. Ponzi schemes are legal when government croupiers spin loaded balls on their fudged roule... more »

A SECOND ‘AGE OF EXTREMES’? – FROM POLITICAL EXTREMES TO CULTURAL EXTREMES

It’s not often I drift into philosophical ideas to help understand historical perspectives but as I was reading Clifford May’s piece titled “Is al Qaeda defeated?” in *National Review Online* today it occurred to me that the problem is not so much about ‘defeating al Qaeda’ to end extremism but, rather, getting the peoples of the world to ‘defeat’ extremism no matter where or from whom it comes. This led me to thinking about the bigger picture. As many of today’s conflicts have evolved it has become clear that the ‘extremists’ of today are actually feeding off each other. To a cert... more »

The FBI Wants You To Believe There Is A Global Jihad Against The [Private] Federal Reserve

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson. Totalitarian governments operate very predictably and foolishly. Their propaganda is so over-the-top absurd that even the most gullible and uneducated members of their permanently indoctrinated populations start becoming more and more skeptical of official government accounts of reality. According to The Fascist Bureau of Intimidation, the same institution that was responsible for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and other American political r...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Thanks for stopping by.

"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?" * by MeaningS of Life "Is human life just a dream, from which we never really awake, as some great thinkers claim? Are we submerged by our feelings, by our loves and hates, by our ideas of good, bad, beautiful, awful? Are we incapable of knowing beyond those ideas and feelings? Listen to Shakespeare and Joseph Conrad: ‧ "We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep…" William Shakespeare, "The Tempest" *"*A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. *"* Joseph... more »

Best stocking stuffer evah!

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 2 hours ago
Behold the Stephen Harper wood dildo. Available here. Another kind of PMSHithead gift item, here.

Derrick Jensen, "There Are Times..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"There are times the lies get to me, times I weary of battering myself against the obstacles of denial, hatred, fear-induced stupidity, and greed, times I want to curl up and fall into the problem, let it sweep me away as it so obviously sweeps away so many others. I remember a spring day a few years ago, a spring day much like this one, only a little more sun, and warmer. I sat on this same couch and looked out this same window at the same ponderosa pine. I was frightened, and lonely. Frightened of a future that looks dark, and darker with each passing species, and lonely becau... more »

Simple is good . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 2 hours ago

The Environment: "Wake Up! Our World Is Dying and We're All in Denial"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "Wake Up! Our World Is Dying and We're All in Denial"* By Mary Pipher "We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to brood about ruined mangroves, but we can’t solve a problem we can’t face. I don't like to think about global environmental problems, and neither do you. Yet we can't deal with problems we can't face. Isak Dinesen wrote, "All sorrows can be borne if put into a story." Here's my story. In the cataclysmic summer of 2010, I experienced what environmentalist... more »

Iran/Contra-Drug Cartel Money Laundering Rmoney Secret Fraud Ties

Hardly surprising, is it? What a country. Employees of Romney Family's Secret Bank Tied to Fraud, Money Laundering and Drug Cartels Sunday, 21 October 2012 Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis, The Free Press Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with his wife, Ann, and son, Tagg, at his primary night event in Manchester, New Hampshire, April 24, 2012. (Photo: Cheryl Senter / The New

Joe Rogan on Materialism

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
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Widespread Torture Policy Exposed in California Prisons

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Angola 3 News* “California Department of Corrections/PBSP-SHU policies and practices, have violated our human rights and subjected us to torture – for the purpose of coercing inmates into becoming informants against other inmates, etc., for the state,” writes one prisoner held in solitary at California’s infamous supermax Pelican Bay State Prison. This excerpt of his letter to the internationally renowned human rights organization, Amnesty International, is featured in Amnesty’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ ... more »

Californians: Stop Waiting to Be Helped on GMO Labeling

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Ari Smithson In California, the biotech industry and the industrial food giants are pouring millions into stopping the labeling of the most extreme food toxin ever seen in human history. And they are succeeding in making the battle close. They did this before in Oregon where the public was at first massively opposed to GMOs, but the final vote was in favor of industry. Meanwhile, the people themselves in California seem to be sitting on their hands, expecting the Organic Consumers Association or the Institute for Responsible Technology or a few other groups to do the work to i... more »

Antidepressants Could Make Your Brain Bleed, Cause Hemorrhagic Strokes

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Lisa Garber Thickened arteries, heart disease, depression, suicide, and now, we can add bleeding of the brain to the long list of side effects of antidepressants. Though the risk is admittedly very small, researchers declared on Wednesday that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may raise the risk of hemorrhagic strokes, which happen when the brain bleeds. SSRIs include a wide variety of common antidepressents, including Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and Paxil. These drugs are also linked to an increased risk of stomach bleeding. *Platelets Can’t Clot, Hemorrhage* After ... more »

NJ “Weedman” found not guilty in jury nullification victory

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Image source JG Vibes With few options left for people to protect themselves from the ever growing police state, an old and long forgotten aspect of constitutional law is making a huge comeback, and becoming very popular in cases where people are facing jail time for nonviolent offenses. This reemerging defense is the act of jury nullification, which is basically the right for any juror to not only judge the facts of the case, but to also actually judge the validity of the law itself. This means that if a jury feels that a defendant is facing an unjust charge they actually have... more »

Americans Consume Nearly 200 Pounds of GMOs Each Year

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Lisa Garber We know that the vast majority of corn, soybeans, and much of many other crops are genetically modified, but do we know how the how much GMOs are consumed each year? Actually, yes. Average Americans today *eat about 193 pounds of genetically modified foods over 12 months*—and that’s an *under*estimate, according to the Environmental Working Group. EWG analyzed data from 2011 provided by the US Department of Agriculture to investigate how much GMOs Americans were eating annually. Four foods—sugar beets, corn syrup, soybean oil, and corn-based products—were selected fo... more »

Turmeric Compound Reduces Post-Bypass Heart Attack Risk 56%

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* A remarkable study performed at Chiang Mai University, Thailand and published in the *American Journal of Cardiology* last July, found that the administration of curcuminoids, natural phenols within the spice turmeric, reduced the frequency of myocardial infarction (heart attack) after coronary artery bypass in a group of 121 patients randomly selected to receive a placebo or 4 grams a day beginning 3 days before the scheduled surgery and continued until 5 days after surgery.[i] According to the study, "it is well established that myocardial infarction (...more »

George McGovern (1922-2012)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
To the liberal Democratic faithful, Mr. McGovern remained a standard-bearer well into his old age, writing and lecturing even as his name was routinely invoked by conservatives as synonymous with what they considered the failures of liberal politics. He never retreated from those ideals, however, insisting on a strong, "progressive" federal government to protect the vulnerable and expand economic opportunity, and asserting that history would prove him correct in his opposing not only what he called "the tragically mistaken American war in Vietnam" but also the American invasions o... more »

End the Wars By Ending the Fed

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Dees Illustration Michael Gabrell *ProPublica* The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer. The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints at busier airports. It means, though, that far fewer passengers will be exposed to radiation because the X-ray scanners are being moved to smaller airports. The backscatters, as the X-ray scanners are known, were swapped out at Bosto... more »

80% of Drone Strike Victims Innocent Civilians

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Important Health News: Truth Be Told (About Vaccines)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
Yes, it is definitely flu season up here in Canada, and just as before, I am deeply troubled when I see many people lining up and like sheep rolling up their sleeves to take their dose of deadly and poisonous "vaccines" into their bodies. It is shocking to realize what we know now about how vaccines absolutely do not work, and in fact promote the diseases that they are supposed to prevent! I have received many comments recently asking about vaccines themselves, and how it is that we have been led to believe that vaccinations are a necessity in fighting infectious diseases. To ans... more »

Maximized Living Hosts A "Pinkwashing Free" Cancer Webinar

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* Maximized Living will be hosting a live webinar at 7:00 p.m. EST on Oct. 30 titled "The Problem with Pink." This free event will explore information brought to light in the book "The Cancer Killers," which was inspired by the story of Dr. Charles Majors, who successfully defeated Stage 4 brain, blood and bone cancers through all-natural methods. Dr. Majors will co-host the event alongside natural health expert and book co-author Sayer Ji, who is the founder of the widely-referenced health website GreenMedInfo.com The webinar will highlight the pinkwashin... more »

Dead US Ambassador Documented Creation of Benghazi Terror Emirate

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Late US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens documented the transformation of Benghazi, Libya into overt base of operations for Al Qaeda. * Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* 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. *The Washington Times*, in an article titled, "Ambassador Stevens warned of Islamic extremism before Benghazi attack," reported: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in a diplomatic cable fro...more »

Police Commit Assault, Tresspassing and Kidnapping in the Name of Public Safety

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* In the UK, Michael Doherty, a former aircraft engineer, issuing the Metropolitan Police for breaking and entering, assault and battery, and kidnapping. Doherty was forcibly taken into police custody on suspicion of harassment without probable cause for the crime. A district court judge agreed to allow Doherty to bring charges against the police in West London for their blatant disregard for the law. After a bogus internal investigation, Doherty filed charges against the officers in question. Two men in plain clothes claiming to be police officers ca... more »

Truth Be Told

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich, *Contributor* There’s an old adage or admonition that contends, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” What does that mean either metaphorically speaking or as perceived words of wisdom? As we consider how to relate with those words of warning either as a measuring stick or a code of ethics, we ought to look no further than the medical sciences, pharmacology, and vaccinology, in particular. Sadly, the prevailing concept in the minds of government healthcare agencies is that the medical genre is infallible in its self-generated science, research, statis... more »

True Horror: Doctors Paid to Inject Experimental ‘Bone Cement’ in Routine Surgeries, Killing Patients

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Lisa Garber In May 2004, a Food and Drug Administration investigator triggered a years-long inquiry and trial of Synthes, a multinational medical device manufacturer, uncovering multiple cases of what amounted to human experiments that left five unwitting patients dead. The four business-people found responsible served between five and nine paltry months in prison. The families of the dead were only recently informed that their loved ones had perished on the tables of surgeons using an experimental bone cement. They sued Synthes’ elusive yet “forceful,” “hands-on,” “800-pound g...more »

More Fake Attacks on US Banks Blamed on Iran Validate Secret Technocratic Grid

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* Last week, Ally Financial Inc. (AF) claimed “unusual activity” on their website which resembled being monitored. Other US Banks such as BB&T Corp and Capitol One, credit card issuers, have reported cyber disturbances. SunTrust Banks and Regions Financial Corp have also been affected. AF, which used to extend credit for General Motors (GM) Co. (before they were acquired by the US government), has publicly stated they have been monitored, yet Gina Proia, spokeswomen for AF, has refused to elaborate on the details. AF, the largest car loan lender in th... more »

"How It Really Is, And Was"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Will Romney/Ryan “win”? More on the EMERGENCY PANEL in NYC this Monday!

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
NewsFromUnderground *Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism* *MEDIA ADVISORY* *Does Your E-Vote Now Belong to the Romney Family?* *Event: *Emergency Forum: “Will the 2012 Election be Stolen?” *Date/Time/ Location: * * * Monday, October 22, from noon to 2pm @ The Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, NY, NY (betw. Madison and Fifth Avenues) (open to the public) *Speakers*: *Mark Crispin Miller** (Fooled Again: The *Real *Case for Electoral Reform*); Attorney, election reform activist, and former GOP political operative *Jill Simpson*; *Lori Grace,* Founder, Institute... more »

“Salt Lake Tribune Endorsement: Too Many Mitts”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Salt Lake Tribune Endorsement: Too Many Mitts”* by The Salt Lake Tribune “Citing an agenda "bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust," even his natural constituency- the Mormons- have had enough of Romney's Etch-A-Sketch BS. In a brutal editorial endorsing Obama, the Salt Lake Tribune blasted Romney's "shape-shifting...with breathtaking aplomb" to win at any cost.” - by Abby Zimet “Nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee’s political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan... more »

GAIA PORTAL:Tipping Point Has Been Surpassed

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
*Tipping Point has been surpassed* by ÉirePort Energetic-telepathic communications jumps from one grid point to others throughout Gaia occur with ease and velocity. Such terms mean little in Higher D but 3-4D means that no resistance is encountered. Barriers are impossible to construct. Old barriers dissolve. Refreshing waters of Gaia Nueva bathe each and all of Hue-manity. "Finally", some will say. Yet this was envisioned millennia ago. Gaia's Portals are "super-charged", some would say. Releasing all old-paradigm concepts is the only path of the residents of Gaia Nueva. Ti...more »

Plutonium Found in Black Substance From Futaba Machi Japan

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
Fukushima Diary [False report ?] 570,000Bq/Kg of Plutonium was measured from black substance in Futaba machi http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/10/false-report-570000bqkg-of-plutonium-was-measured-from-black-substance-in-futaba-machi/ [Excerpted] paper based media (Fukushima minyu) reported this Assistant prof Kimura detected 570,000 Bq/Kg of Plutonium from moss (black substance) taken in Futaba machi Fukushima. The sample was taken in 10/2/2012. The type of Plutonium is not announced. Assistant Prof. Kimura comments, “We are going to have to consider if it’s really safe.” PREVIOUS P... more »

TSA Removing X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports by Michael Grabell ProPublica, Oct. 19, 2012 http://www.propublica.org/article/tsa-removes-x-ray-body-scanners-from-major-airports [Excerpted] The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer. The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints at busier airports. It means, though, that far fewer passengers will be exposed to rad... more »

POOF: Something BIG is Happening!!!! No Hair on Fire...needed.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
Something BIG is Happening!!!! No Hair on Fire...needed. Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:55:59 -0400 Greetings and Salutations; For years we have heard the words 'October Surprise' about one thing or another. Now, who picked out october for the month to surprise, I don't know...but expect one. Keep your feet on the ground and take no wooden nickels. By now, most know, the political parties are the opposite sides of the same coin and it's about money. Hold all things in common, is the wisdom as old as dirt. Yes, it can be hard, with emotions and other points of view banging on yo...more »

Karl Denninger, "The Foreign Policy Dilemma"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Foreign Policy Dilemma"* by Karl Denninger "The front page of Fox News this morning is trumpeting a story about both Obama and Romney "taking a break" from campaigning to brush up on foreign policy ahead of tomorrow's debate in Boca Raton. Foreign policy is, and should always be, a major part of Presidential politics. It was thrust into the center of the stage this time around by events in Benghazi, where a group of militants stormed a US Consulate and killed four, including the ambassador. Initial characterizations by the Administration of this attack being an "organic" ... more »

IMF's Epic Plan to Conjure Away Debt and Dethrone Bankers

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
*An interesting article considering the timing. I've always wondered why governments haven't done this long before now, but I half wonder if its not an attempt to forestall impending events driving by the holders of gold in Asia. It comes from the IMF, wasn't Hilary Clinton desirous of a **position at **the IMF's sister organization The World Bank? This seems to imply the FED would still be in be operation, they are not the same thing as the US Treasury. The FED IS A PRIVATE BANK and is the largest creator of fiat money! I think this is worthy of some thought, it needs some e... more »

6 Dead, 60 Hospitalized Over Alleged Poisoning Of Pork Meat In Enugu, Nigeria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
According to reports from Ede-Oballa, more than 60 guests developed severe stomach problems after the funereal ceremony, prompting their immediate hospitalization. Investigation by Sunday Sun showed that all the popular hospitals in the university town of Nsukka including the Catholic Mission- owned Bishop Shanahan have been flooded with the victims who were said to be in critical conditions. http://www.osundefender.org/?p=46111

Crews find chemicals in Albuquerque groundwate

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Crews working on an old Air Force fuel spill have found potentially cancer-causing chemicals beneath a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood, Kirtland Air Force Base announced. http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Crews-find-chemicals-in-Albuquerque-groundwater-3967009.php

Hospitals report rare tick fever cases in Capital, India

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Hospitals in the city have reported cases of rickettsial disease caused by tick bites — a rare infectious fever that is common in hilly regions having a tropical climate. Though doctors said the disease “is very rare” in Delhi, AIIMS has reported at least two cases in its paediatric unit over the past six weeks. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hospitals-report-rare-tick-fever-cases-in-capital/1019855/

Civil Both-Side Bipartisans

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 6 hours ago
I've got more in-depth pieces on some of the following material in development (and these are familiar themes here), but the election's fast approaching, so here's a roundup of the shorter versions. Honesty over Civility, Accuracy over Politeness If you caught the first three debates (the first two presidential and the sole vice presidential), you may be aware of the participants stretching the

Merkel to warn UK on Europe budget veto....Let's see where Cameron's Priorities lie!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Germany is planning to warn Britain that it will seek to cancel next month's European budget summit if David Cameron, the prime minister, insists that he will veto any deal other than a total freeze on spending. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a8fa9b08-1ba0-11e2-ab87-00144feabdc0.html

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton Kills 3 People during Spa Shooting in Wisconsin

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
A gunman is at large after shooting three people dead and leaving four others injured near a shopping centre in Wisconsin. http://news.sky.com/story/1000651/wisconsin-spa-gun-attack-three-shot-dead

Why the chill on climate change? Question absent in U.S. presidential debates

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
By Eugene Robinson 18 October 2012 (The Washington Post) – Not a word has been said in the presidential debates about what may be the most urgent and consequential issue in the world: climate change. President Obama understands and accepts the scientific consensus that the burning of fossil fuels is trapping heat in the atmosphere, with potentially catastrophic long-term effects. Mitt Romney’s view, as on many issues, is pure quicksilver — impossible to pin down — but when he was governor of Massachusetts, climate-change activists considered him enlightened and effective. Yet ... more »

"Many Military Convoys Now Moving Through the United States!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Many Military Convoys Now Moving Through the United States!"* by TheCoop30301 "Military convoys spotted in Georgia, Louisville, Nevada, California. More than just a coincidence. What is going on?" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9gF87PqOQ4 • Additional videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAbn5ejr9yg&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK77V9JWqX0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElHmG0Q8ol4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTyGOxqsyI0 Red crescent trucks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEb-iowPLrI& • *A Comment:* Folks, as long time readers know, I don't post sensati... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 20:44:19 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 02:44:19 PM at epicenter Location 12.655°N, 88.147°W Depth 92.1 km (57.2 miles) Region OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR Distances 61 km (37 miles) S of Intipuca, El Salvador

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

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

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.4 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 20:28:20 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 02:28:20 PM at epicenter Location 12.675°N, 88.100°W Depth 63.4 km (39.4 miles) Region OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR Distances 79 km (49 miles) SSW (200°) from La Unión, La Unión, El Salvador

Womb Tanks and Revolution

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 7 hours ago
For a generation of feminist activists Shulamith Firestone was at once an inspiration and a provocation. I was therefore sorry to hear about her death back in August. Firestone's position as a key figure in the emergent Women's Liberation Movement of the early 70s was cemented on the basis of her seminal work, *The Dialectic of Sex*. The book proved to be a seminal moment in the development of (radical) feminist politics and remains an important text for activists and students of social theory. Her point of departure was the argument that sexual inequality could not be reformed aw... more »

Obama And Romney The Same? The Matter Of Supreme Court Appointments

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Friday, Michael Keegan, president of People for the American Way, penned an OpEd for HuffPo about the dangers a President Romney would pose to women's rights. Like so many of us have noticed, Keegan points out that Romney has been covering up "his actual positions on everything from reproductive rights to women in the workplace, in a desperate attempt to convince voters that he actually cares about women's lives." My rule of thumb is, whenever Romney changes his positions and tries to sound reasonable, I think about what his Supreme Court would do. With many issues, the damage a... more »

When Stepping into a Cow Pasture...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
...be prepared to step into your fair share of turds. Because as sure as cow pastures attract cow shit and as sure as cow shit attracts flies and maggots, there will always be right wing trolls who seek to exploit senseless tragedies such as the Brookfield Sq. Mall to make liberals and people of color look bad. What follows are some of the comments I've collected from the seedier side of the tracks while the situation was still fluid and tactical (as it is as I write this). Keep in mind that this isn't an all-inclusive list but just the worst ones I've found thus far. Don't forget, ... more »

Obama campaign DID violate federal election law by allowing foreign donors to funnel in cash via its website

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
A British citizen has revealed that he was able to donate to Obama's re-election campaign proving that at least one illegal foreign contribution has been accepted and casting suspicion on where millions of dollars may have come from. Chris Walker, who lives near London, made two $5 dollar donations to the President's campaign this month. When he tried to donate to Mitt Romney's campaign, the donation was rejected on the grounds that Mr Walker is a foreign citizen. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220961/Report-Obama-campaign-violated-federal-election-law-allowing-foreign-do... more »

Aaron Cawley attacked goalkeeper on pitch despite Being BANNED from football grounds for hooliganism

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Repeat offender Aaron Cawley, aged 20, pictured left celebrating on the night of his shameful assault on Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, centre, was already banned from all Leeds matches. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220902/Chris-Kirkland-attacked-Leeds-United-yob-attacked-goalkeeper-pitch-banned-football-grounds-previous-acts-hooliganism.html

George Osborne 'was caught in first class train carriage with standard ticket five months ago' as figures reveal a quarter of MPs claim for luxury rail travel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
- In the past year 185 MPs have claimed for first-class train tickets on expenses - The ticket claims go against government guidelines introduced following the expenses scandal in 2009 - It comes after Chancellor George Osborne entered a first-class carriage without a ticket on Friday - He was also alleged to have been caught in the same situation five months ago *Sounds to me they are Buying 2nd Class Tickets and CLAIMING for 1st Class, who said this Government wasn't on the Ball?* * * http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220854/George-Osborne-caught-cl... more »

#RoadTrip : So where am I now?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
This one should be easy... [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)

The war on women . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 7 hours ago
THE WAR ON WOMEN continues in the Middle East, and according to Roya Hakakian's article in the Washington Post, "How blaming the West hides a war on women", it developed to a fine art in Iran and has institutionalized misogyny in the Islamic fundies, and has put a killing frost in the Arab Spring. The world cringed and turned away from Iran. Just then, the age of marriage was lowered to 9;

Jonathon Wickham Missing and Feared Dead after he disappears during jump from 15,000ft

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Expat Jonathon Wickham, believed to be from Lancashire, is feared dead after he didn't return from the skydive - searches are ongoing. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221015/Jonathon-Wickham-Hunt-missing-British-skydiver-Algarve-disappears-jump-15-000-ft.html

Sylvain Mollier the REAL target? Girl, seven, who survived Alps attack tells police he was killed before her family

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
New ballistics report leaked to Le Parisien newspaper on Friday suggest that French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, a 45-year-old nuclear industry worker, was the primary target. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220780/Alps-shooting-Schoolgirl-orphaned-massacre-standing-father-killer-struck.html

Radcliffe Haughton Wanted after he opened fire at Milwaukee salon 'after his wife got a restraining order'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
- Gunman opened fire and remains at large after shooting Sunday - Identified as Radcliffe Haughton, 45 - Target was shooter's estranged wife, who was given a court order of protection against her ex just three days before the shooting - Suspect is ethnic, is 6'1" weighing 200 pounds and carrying a handgun http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221046/BREAKING-NEWS-Gunman-shoots-7-people-Wisconsin-mall.html

Banking union will not end Europe's crisis

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Eurozone leaders held a summit last week that was important, but not for the reasons you might think. What has been decided will change the future of Europe. What has been decided will change the future of Europe. The banking union is a tool so powerful that it could unite the core of the EU. But it will also separate it from the rest. It is more useful to think of the banking union as a long-term political project than as a tool of crisis resolution. Depending on your view, it can be monumental or irrelevant. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/eb37cc7e-19d5-11e2-a379-00144feabdc0.htm... more »

Flicks restaurant E. coli outbreak: number of confirmed cases reaches 90

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland's worst ever E.coli outbreak has now reached 90, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has announced. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20023664

Are We Real?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 7 hours ago

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
It is Sunday, and of course it is time for my weekly rant... I have long been criticized for not taking a firmer stance on the issue of the so called "Holocaust" and I figured this was as good a time as any for clearing the air... Most of my readers are aware that I live in Canada, and they are also aware that Canada imposed some horrific draconian "Hate Crime" laws back in the mid-1970's, thanks primarily to criminal Jewish interest groups that control the Canadian Government. As a result, anyone that questions the validity of the so called "Holocaust" of World War II runs the ri... more »

Nothing has Changed under the New Government, MP's Still stealing from the public

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
TORY MP David Amess has claimed more than £8,000 to stay in London hotels in the past year, despite owning a home in the capital AND receiving taxpayers' cash to rent another. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-mp-david-amess-claims-1390775

Jordan 'Al Qaeda Terror Plot': 11 Held

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Eleven men are arrested for allegedly planning to attack shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in the country. http://news.sky.com/story/1000645/al-qaeda-terror-plot-foiled-by-jordan

Wisconsin Spa Shooting: Gunman Still at Large

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Police are looking for a man who opened fire near a shopping centre in suburban Milwaukee, injuring at least seven people. http://news.sky.com/story/1000651/wisconsin-spa-shooting-at-least-seven-hurt

Fidel Castro alive and well: Chavez aide

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is alive and well, according to Elias Jaua, a former Venezuelan vice president who says he met with Castro over the weekend. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/us-cuba-castro-idUSBRE89K0DO20121021

Democrats criticize Republican for leaking sensitive Libya papers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The U.S. Senate's number two Democrat and others in his party criticized a Republican House of Representatives committee chairman on Sunday for releasing government documents related to last month's violent attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/us-usa-libya-documents-idUSBRE89K0ET20121021

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 19:14:20 UTC Monday, October 22, 2012 at 04:14:20 AM at epicenter Location 5.441°S, 128.202°E Depth 365 km (226.8 miles) Region BANDA SEA Distances 189 km (117 miles) S of Amahusu, Indonesia

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN IRAN - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.0 Region NORTHERN IRAN Date time 2012-10-21 19:07:51.4 UTC Location 36.97 N ; 55.58 E Depth 18 km Distance 33 km SE Minudasht

Bonjour la pôlisse! ... et Matricule 728

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
For years, community activists, political and social critics, humourists and citizens have demanded that the actions of the Service de protection de la ville de Montréal be scrutinized, independently investigated and that those responsible for systemic brutality and corruption be held accountable. Recent events, precipitated by over one hundred nights of demonstrations in support of the Grève générale illimitée, have thrust into the spotlight the case of Matricule 728. But as journalist Josée Legault demonstrated in her excellent reflection here and here, the behaviour of one Sté... more »

Manly P. Hall - Cosmic Consciousness

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
"The only way that we can investigate the universe around us is through the use of the highest faculty that we possess: the conscious mind." - Manly P. Hall. [9:23 - 9:35].

It's Baack!

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 8 hours ago
After getting a few wet flurries earlier in the week I awoke this morning to our first appreciable dump of snow. I was glad to have the day off since I've heard traffic conditions weren't exactly the greatest this morning. For some strange reason my trees still have most of their leaves which makes them stand out quite a bit against the others in the neighborhood. Apparently they didn't get the memo about losing their leaves quite yet. I certainly won't complain about not having to fetch the old rake though.

Philip K Dick talks about THE MATRIX in 1977

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 9 hours ago
recorded at Metz sci-fi convention in France, 1977 I mean, you'all know that I'm really interested in dreams as a way to furnish novels - I've done it since my very first novel RED HEDZ by Michael Paul Peter published by Creation Press in 1987. Last night, in fact, I dreamt about a gorgeously flirtatious woman who got out of bed in a properly erotic fashion despite (or maybe because of) the old-fashioned knickers, the way she held herself in front of that dressing table mirror, and claimed to be my great-great great-great grandmother, claims she was made pregnant when she was five... more »

Russia kills 49 Islamist militants in North Caucasus

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Russian security forces have killed 49 Islamist militants and captured 30 others in a series of coordinated raids in the strife-ridden North Caucasus region, the country's top anti-terrorism agency claimed on Sunday. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/9624125/Russia-kills-49-Islamist-militants-in-North-Caucasus.html

Spanish earthquake which killed nine and injured hundreds 'was triggered by extraction of groundwater'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
- The magnitude 5.1 tremor struck historic town of Lorca in May 2011 - Despite being 1,000 times smaller than 9.0 earthquake in Japan, the historic city was was left devastated by the disaster - Research suggests earthquake was caused by extraction of groundwater - Findings could have wider implications for the extraction of shale gas http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2220892/Spanish-earthquake-killed-injured-hundreds-triggered-extraction-groundwater.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

eBay joins list of firms avoiding most tax - and doing it legally

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The auction website eBay has become the latest major company to be accused of tax avoidance after an investigation found it had paid just £1.2m in corporation tax, despite British sales totalling nearly £800m. Were its tax affairs based solely in Britain, it would have owed HMRC £51m in corporation tax – but it was able to reduce that by almost 98 per cent thanks to funds being passing through its offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ebay-joins-list-of-firms-avoiding-most-tax--and-doing-it-legally-8219856.html

Iran report gives twist to third US debate

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Negotiations with Iran are likely to take centre stage in Monday's US presidential debate after the White House denied a report that the US had agreed to hold one-on-one talks with Tehran if Barack Obama wins re-election. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/271150e2-1b9a-11e2-ab87-00144feabdc0.html#axzz29xg8kUJd

Al Qaeda Plot Uncovered In Jordan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Jordanian authorities have foiled an al Qaeda plot targeting shopping malls and western diplomats. Sameeh Maaytah, a spokesman for the Jordanian government, said 11 suspects were in police custody. http://news.sky.com/story/1000645/al-qaeda-plot-uncovered-in-jordan

Wisconsin Mall Shooting: At Least Seven Hurt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
At least seven people have been wounded in a shooting near a suburban Milwaukee shopping centre. The shooting occurred about 11:00am on Sunday at a spa across the street from the Brookfield Square Mall. Authorities are still searching for the gunman. http://news.sky.com/story/1000651/wisconsin-mall-shooting-at-least-seven-hurt

Photo gallery: Aerial view of deforestation at the Tar Sands mine in Alberta, Canada

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 9 hours ago
By Mark Duell 18 October 2012 These incredible pictures show the bleak landscape of bitumen, sand and clay created by the frantic pursuit of 173 billion barrels of untouched oil. The Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada, are the world's third largest oil reserve - but lush green forests once blanketed an area there larger than England. The region where the blackened earth now stands has been dubbed as the most destructive industrial project on earth by shocked environmentalists. Millions of barrels of tar sands oil have been extracted from underground - producing five times as many gree... more »

Al Jazeera: Political analyst Kamel Wazne says Lebanese PM should stay

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
Israel's extremist and expansionist government is influencing the American election and the Lebanese election. The evidence shows that Mossad was behind the recent *car bombing in Beirut*. They have a habit of doing these types of things. The CIA also may have had a hand in it, as well as the Saudi intelligence agency. What should the world's response be to USrael's transgressions against international law? It is clear. It's time for the international community to start demanding regime change in Israel and the United States. It is long overdue. If Israel's criminal leaders and Was... more »

Untitled

Pippa at Pippa's Place - Environmentally Speaking - 9 hours ago
Photo courtesy: e³°°°/CC BY-SA 2.0 University of Pennsylvania Engineering Professor Shu Yang and her team have mimicked the reflective and water-resistant properties of butterfly wings to create a material that could coat solar panels and increase their output by keeping them clean and dry. The efficiency of solar panels takes a major drive when moisture and debris collect on their surface, so this inventive nature-inspired solution could keep them working at their maximum efficiency, not to mention the iridescence would be beautiful to look at. New Scientist explains how Yang made... more »

Sunday Question for Liberals

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
Same question as the one for conservatives: I'm looking for liberals in history, especially the second half of the twentieth century, who are overlooked, underappreciated or underrated. Politicians especially, but of course you're free to include anyone you like.

Nigeria state governor surveys flood damage: ‘The situation is pathetic’ – Sexual assaults in refugee camps ‘a daily occurrence’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 9 hours ago
[image: Flood refugees at Kabawa Primary School camp, Lokoja, Nigeria, 27 September 2012. punchng.com] By Emma Amaize 21 October 2012 Managing the ravaging flood in Delta State has been a complicated affair for both the victims and the state government. In some camps established for the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the state, 18 at the time of this report, facilities have been over-stretched. Besides, in one or two communities, flood has not only swamped relief materials sent to the displaced persons by government, but sacked victims from their makeshift camps. Indeed, ... more »

Sergeant Lee Nolan Sacked 72 HOURS before he gets his full pension ......and he wasn't the Only one!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Sergeant Lee Nolan was so furious about losing out on at least £100,000 that he sent his six military medals to David Cameron http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/soldier-sacked-by-army-72-hours-1389909 This is how we treat the people that fight for our Country? Disgusting!

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEASTERN IRAN - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 16:38:20 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 08:08:20 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 27.753°N, 59.395°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region SOUTHEASTERN IRAN Distances 141 km (87 miles) WNW of Iranshahr, Iran

IIsrael's Jewish-Arab demography: The Real Numbers | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/10/21/israels-jewish-arab-demography-the-real-numbers/

The Largest Heist In History

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The financial system was turned into a pyramid scheme in a technical, legal sense (not just proverbial) According to Morgan Stanley Research, in 2007 UK banks loan-deposit ratio was 137%. In other words the banks were lending out on average £137.00 for every £100 paid in as a deposit.'' *To you and I this would be considered fraud, in the Banking world it is considered Normal* * *http://gregpytel.blogspot.nl/2009/04/largest-heist-in-history.html

Two HUGE Stories Are Being Ignored By The "Mainstream Media": Romney Family Ties To Electronic Voting Machine Companies & Nationwide Republican Voter Registration Scandal

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 10 hours ago
(this is exactly why everyone's abandoning ANBCBSNNX, and will soon be abandoning rightwing media like Rush Limbaugh & rightwing stations like our local WILK, because of lack of coverage of stories like this, they cover NO establishment Republican corruption or conflicts of interest...contrast it with their coverage of the 4 dead Libyan ambassadors we're talking about for TWO MONTHS now!) ROMNEY FAMILY TIES TO ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE COMPANIES, you'll see no "mainstream liberal news" reporting on it because, as I've told you, the so-called "liberal media" is NOT OWNED by "liberal...more »

Ocean Acidification Creates Conditions in Oceans Similar to Those in Cretaceous Period

Pippa at Pippa's Place - Environmentally Speaking - 10 hours ago
Whale and diver. Photo courtesy: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) New research suggests that as the world's oceans become more acidic due to global warming, their acoustic properties may change, allowing low-frequency sounds to travel farther than they do today, similar to how they did in the Cretaceous period. By 2100 low-frequency sounds, specifically those used by whales for communication, near the ocean surface may travel twice as far as they do today. Science Daily sums up the work, published by the Acoustical Society of America: Using boron's sound ab... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF OMAN - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 16:13:22 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 08:13:22 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 24.956°N, 56.139°E Depth 33 km (20.5 miles) Region NEAR THE COAST OF OMAN Distances 26 km (16 miles) SW of Al Fujayrah, United Arab Emirates

Israel Disaster Drills Prepare Nation For War

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Israel, which fears conflict with Iran, is organising national disaster drills which also aim to prepare citizens for war. Israel is conducting mass casualty drills to train the nation for a national disaster which focuses on responding to an earthquake but which military officials admitted was also a rehearsal for how to respond to war. http://news.sky.com/story/1000596/israel-disaster-drills-prepare-nation-for-war

Sunday Question for Conservatives

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 10 hours ago
Even with the election getting closer, the death of George McGovern and others this week has me thinking more about history than about the present, so: what conservatives in history (in particular, the second half of the twentieth century) do you think are underappreciated or underrated? Especially interested in politicians, but of course it's open to whatever you think.

Mall Shooting in Brookfield, Wisconsin

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
WISN reports (unconfirmed) that a man with a machine gun has injured at least seven people at or near the Brookfield Square Mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Live feed is here.

Afghan girl 'beheaded for refusing prostitution' - Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9615231/Afghan-girl-beheaded-for-refusing-prostitution.html. This crap has to stop...

Video: More than 100 economists, scientists warn of rising sea level in Florida

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 10 hours ago
Over 100 scientists and economists signed a letter to both presidential candidates warning about the dangers of rising sea levels in Florida. Anna Werner reports. Economists, scientists warn of rising sea level in Fla. Technorati Tags: Florida,flood,coastal erosion,sea level,global warming,climate change,climate refugees,North America

Mitt outsources his campaign workers

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 10 hours ago
Mr. Romnesia is out there shouting his main priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. That could be true if he meant offshored jobs outside of America. Tweet of the day: Mark Agee : TRUE STORY: A friend got called by a Romney canvasser. She asked, and he was in the Phillipines. Mitt outsourced his own fucking campaign. Guess cutting costs on canvassers is why he can afford to shower his executive lackeys with hundreds of thousands in bonus payments. [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Ocean geoengineering scheme condemned by scientists – ‘The consequences of tampering with nature at this scale are not predictable’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 10 hours ago
[image: Satellite view of plankton bloom caused by dumping more than 100 tonnes of iron sulfate and iron oxide into the Pacific Ocean just outside of Canadian jurisdiction, as part of a controversial geoengineering scheme to boost salmon stocks, August 2012. Yellow and brown colours show relatively high concentrations of chlorophyll. Giovanni / Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center / NASA] By Rhian Waller of NG Explorers 18 October 2012 (National Geographic) – Unbeknownst to most scientists until a few days ago, two hundred thousand pounds of iron sulphate w... more »

PUTIN FLEXES MUSCLE ON NUKES

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin took a leading role in the latest tests of Russia's strategic nuclear arsenal, the most comprehensive since the 1991 Soviet collapse, the Kremlin said on Saturday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/20/us-russia-nuclear-putin-idUSBRE89J0EJ20121020

Attacks Tied to Islamist Sect Kill at Least 30 in Nigeria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Gunmen killed seven people in the northeastern city of Potiskum on Saturday, raising the death toll to at least 30 during three days of violence, the police and residents said. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/world/africa/attacks-tied-to-islamic-sect-kill-at-least-30-in-nigeria.html?_r=0

Honduras model cities plan ruled illegal

paul at Paying attention - 11 hours ago
I've written about Honduras' model city plan several times, most recently here. The idea, championed by the government, was to create new, privately owned cities from scratch. The owners would make their own laws and set up their own schools and police forces and courts. It would be like a do-over for the country, separate states within Honduras. The tacit admission was that Honduras couldn't fix its problems. But the Supreme Court of Honduras ruled this week that the model cities law was unconstitutional, in part because it violated sovereignty by creating a country within a country... more »

Israel, US Start Largest Ever Air Defense Exercise

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The Israeli and United States armed forces started their largest-ever joint air defense and anti-missile exercise on Sunday, involving thousands of service personnel and the two nation's principal air defense missile systems, the Israeli Army told RIA Novosti. http://en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20121021/176800914.html

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 15:30:45 UTC Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:30:45 AM at epicenter Location 7.346°S, 128.594°E Depth 158.5 km (98.5 miles) Region KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA Distances 314 km (195 miles) WNW (283°) from Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia

Anger grows over large companies' tax bills as attention turns to eBay and Ikea

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Ikea is said to have legally halved its UK corporation tax bill by siphoning off profits abroad in the form of royalty payments to a sister company. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/oct/21/multinational-firms-tax-ebay-ikea?newsfeed=true

Witness to Lincoln Assassination Wins $80, Pipe Tobacco

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 11 hours ago
They offered the man a carton of Winstons but he didn't smoke cigarettes. This was 1956 (ht/ Mr. Coates). Now two related songs. First up, "Game Shows Touch Our Lives" by The Mountain Goats. And here's, "Abraham Lincoln" by Clutch.

Sunday Classics: What can we say? Composer Gustav Holst performed this foul deed himself!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*HOLST and SPRING-RICE: "I vow to thee, my country"* *From the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance, Nov. 12, 2011* *by Ken* As I indicated in Friday night's preview, in which we saw a technically blah video clip of a pretty decent performance of the "Jupiter" movement of Holst's *The Planets*, it was slogging through Episode 2 of Series 2 of the new *Upstairs Downstairs* that set me off on this musical mini-inquiry. It is, in a word . . . well, the technical term is *dreck*. It had a reason of sorts for coming into existence when it did, c1921, as Britons tried to rally... more »

ZOA Seeks to Manipulate Global Jewish Communities

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
Zionist Organization of America, and a myriad of doppelganger organizations, incite fear amongst global Jewish communities, manipulates and exploits best and brightest. *by Tony Cartalucci * * **October 21, 2012* - The elite throughout history have thrived by dividing and conquering people who would otherwise pose an insurmountable obstacle united and self-determined. While it has been covered ad nauseum how society in the West is divided along false political paradigms, and people across the Muslim World are divided along sectarian lines, little attention has been given to the mean... more »

An Australian Take on the American Voter

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
The 2012 presidential election is so close that the outcome will come down to the undecided voter. Yet it seems this is the group most easily buffaloed with nonsensical claims disseminated repetitively by today's corporate media. The *Sydney Morning Herald* has one Australian's take on the state of the American voter who will decide this election. *In rally after rally, from airport hangars in Florida to obscure Ohio colleges, Mitt pops up, impeccably groomed, like an ageing Max Headroom with his soft-focus wife, Ann, by his side, and his five sons, interchangeable as a set of s... more »

Free Planet - do you believe? do you have faith?

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 11 hours ago
Deceased in June 2012, Yorkshire man Brendon Grimshaw bought Moyenne Island in the Seychelles in 1965 for the modest sum of £8,000. He fixed it up, planted thousands of trees and was offered millions, time after time refusing to sell. It was designated a National Park in 2009. And his story goes to prove that 'until you believe' in Free Planet, until you actually have faith that 'you can make your world a better place', it's not (never) gonna happen. Why? Well, you believe in Personality God and (therefore) it exists. You believe in Growth Economy and (therefore) it exists. You b... more »

Elsewhere: Policy Gap, Easy Voting

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 11 hours ago
Hmmm, I seem to have fallen behind in linking things I write elsewhere. Here's a few. At Plum Line on Friday, I surveyed the state of the (presidential) race. At that point, I thought that Obama had a very slim lead; don't see anything to shake that now. Back on Thursday, I argued against a Weekly Standard assertion that early voting is a big problem because it fractures the electorate. I like fracturing the electorate! Also, I like making it easy to vote, although I disagree that easier voting would radically change outcomes. And my Salon column this weekend is about the policy ga... more »

The Constant Countdown:Never-Ending Hype, Hysteria, and Hyperbole about Iran's Nuclear Program

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 11 hours ago
The Flower Clock; Tehran, Iran On Monday evening, the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will focus primarily on foreign policy.  Needless to say, the issue of the Iranian nuclear program will feature prominently.  While both the Democratic and Republican tickets are quick to employ bellicose rhetoric and myriad falsehoods regarding the issue, a quick review of the

Fat-Free Econ 27: Sin Tax and Nannyism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
* My article yesterday in TV5's news portal, http://www.interaksyon.com/business/46120/fat-free-economics-sin-tax-and-nannyism --------- The bill raising the excise tax for tobacco and alcohol products – a.k.a. “sin tax” bill - is a tax bill mainly, and a health bill only second. It is a tax bill because its main goal is to raise revenue for the government, from a minimum target of P20 billion on year one alone, to a maximum target of P60 billion. It is also a health bill because its second purpose is to discourage more people from smoking and drinking more by raising the price of c... more »

Graph of the Day: Flood Extent and Standing Water in Pakistan, 9 October 2012

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: Flood extend and standing water in Pakistan, 9 October 2012. reliefweb.int] 16 October 2012 (ReliefWeb) – Flash floods prompted by monsoon rains across Pakistan in the third week of August 2012 affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) provinces, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ & K) state. A second spell of monsoon rainfall started over the southern parts of the country from the end of the first week of September, peaking on 9 and 10 September across Pakistan resulting in flooding across the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan. The hardest hit distr... more »

Protesters break into grounds of Libya's parliament

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
About 500 protesters broke into the grounds of Libya's parliament building on Sunday to demand an end to violence in Bani Walid, a former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi that is being shelled by militiamen from a rival town. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/us-libya-clashes-idUSBRE89K07G20121021

Slain official's funeral ends in Beirut violence

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The state funeral in Beirut of an assassinated Lebanese intelligence chief ended in violence on Sunday as angry mourners broke away and tried to storm the offices of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, prompting security forces to shoot in the air and fire tear gas to repulse them. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/uk-lebanon-explosion-idUKBRE89K04I20121021

Iran, like U.S., denies plan for one-on-one nuclear talks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Iran followed the United States on Sunday in denying that the two countries had scheduled direct bilateral negotiations on Iran's controversial nuclear program. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/us-iran-nuclear-usa-idUSBRE89K05N20121021

Assad tells Syria envoy arms flows to rebels must stop

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Any proposal "must be centered around the principle of halting the terrorism and ... commitment by the countries involved in supporting, arming and harboring the terrorists in Syria to stop these actions", SANA quoted Assad as saying. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE88J0X720121021

UN warns of rising food costs after year’s extreme weather – ‘It’s been soul-destroying for the farmers’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: A farmer checks barley in a field south of Moscow. During the summer of 2012, Russia banned grain exports after a severe drought reduced harvest estimates. Ivan Sekretarev / AP] By John Vidal, Rebecca Smithers, and Shiv Malik 10 October 2012 (The Guardian) – The UN has warned of increasing meat and dairy prices in the wake of extreme weather in the United States and across large parts of Europe and other centres of global food production. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, global wheat production is expected to fall 5.2% in 2012 and yields f... more »

Garden Variety Ignorance

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
Much is being made of DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz's fantastic claim on Debate Night that she'd never heard of President Obama's Kill List. The jury is out as to whether DWS is truly an ignoramus (Glenn Greenwald)or just a disingenous obfuscator. I will go with the latter. It is pretty obvious that Democratic surrogates have gotten their marching orders and talking points should they ever face the embarrassing question of Obama's self-appointed role as judge, jury and executioner of suspected terrorists (a k a Muslim males in the primes of their lives residing in Middle ... more »

Japan's New Regulator is Embracing Nuclear Power and Pushing Off Disaster Preparedness to the Prefectures

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
INTERVIEW: Chief regulator says Japan is tightening nuclear safety rules October 18, 2012 Asahi Shimbun http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201210180105 [Excerpted] "The existing safety standards fall short of international levels," Tanaka said, adding they in particular lacked severe accident management and disaster prevention measures. "We've aimed to make new ones comparable internationally and also come up with good ones taking into account Japan's geological characteristics." "So far, we understand the Oi plant is not exposed to any imminent danger," Tanaka... more »

Dry summer helps push Lake Michigan water levels to near-record lows

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 12 hours ago
[image: As Lake Michigan's water levels have droppedduring summer 2012, more than recreational fishers have taken note. Near the Shedd Aquarium, submerged rocks have already surfaced — new fixtures along the widening shores. Heather Charles / Chicago Tribune] By Cynthia Dizikes, Chicago Tribune reporter 19 October 2012 As Lake Michigan water levels have dipped lower and lower this year, so too has shoreline fisherman Patrick Finley. A leisurely stand, cast and reel routine will no longer do. Actually catching a fish in such shallow water calls for methods more extreme. "You liter... more »

For Sale, One Democracy, Slightly Used of Late

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
@tromney Every smart businessman should inspect his newest acquisition, in this case Ohio's voting machines. #RWNJ #tcot #p2 #p21 #tlot — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) October 21, 2012 (By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein.) * * *You only have a realistic hope of ending poverty if you can somehow curb the destruction and waste and the devastation of war.* - The late Sen. George McGovern (1922-2012) As is often the case in the Protean, Broomhilda landscape of politics, ironic timing follows much of what transpires. The death of Senator George McGovern,... more »

President Bashar al Assad begins talks with a UN peace envoy Whilst Rebels Kill 13 in Car Bomb Blast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Mr Brahimi told reporters following a closed-door meeting that he had earlier met with unidentified Syrian opposition groups inside and outside the country to consult on his truce plan. He said he received "promises" but not a "commitment" from them to honour the cease-fire. http://news.sky.com/story/1000513/thirteen-dead-in-damascus-car-bomb-blast

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Joe Vitt to meet Saints at airport!*

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 15:07:28 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 11:07:28 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.545°N, 69.850°W Depth 3.1 km (1.9 miles) (poorly constrained) Region DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION Distances 6 km (3 miles) NE of Arroyo Salado, Dominican Republic

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 13:32:02 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 07:32:02 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.128°N, 85.525°W Depth 41.1 km (25.5 miles) Region COSTA RICA Distances 8 km (4 miles) WSW of Nicoya, Costa Rica

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SAKHALIN, RUSSIA - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 11:57:27 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:57:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 53.434°N, 142.634°E Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles) Region SAKHALIN, RUSSIA Distances 22 km (13 miles) WNW of Tungor, Russia

BENGHAZI BULLROAR: With friends like Chris Hayes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012* *The children have left Rice for dead:* Right from the start, the attacks on Susan Rice have depended on those cherry-picked quotations. Tomorrow, we’ll show you the way John King cherry-picked Rice last Friday night as he sat in for Anderson Cooper. Spoiler alert: King performed the standard cherry-pick—the cherry-pick which has been mandated since this assault began. Tomorrow, we’ll show you King’s cherry-pick—and we’ll show you the way this cherry-pick got its start on Fox. For today, let’s consider the way the children have dealt with Ambassador Rice.... more »

Tourists to be Banned from Entering Imjingak Upon North Korea's Threat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A South Korean military official says from 8 a.m. Monday morning, the police will limit tourist access to the park, and some 8-hundred residents near the area will be taking shelter in the town's evacuation center. http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=138966&code=Ne2&category=2

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake BIO-BIO, CHILE - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 11:40:37 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 08:40:37 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.617°S, 73.440°W Depth 16.5 km (10.3 miles) Region BIO-BIO, CHILE Distances 18 km (11 miles) SSW of Curanilahue, Chile

South Korea Prepares to Evacuate DMZ Citizens as North Koreans Threatens artillery strikes in retaliation for propaganda balloons

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-21/south-korea-prepares-to-evacuate-citizens-as-north-threatens-1-.html

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake TAJIKISTAN - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:58:29 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 03:58:29 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.182°N, 74.130°E Depth 156 km (96.9 miles) Region TAJIKISTAN Distances 14 km (8 miles) E of Murghob, Tajikistan

Mourners Try To Storm Lebanese PM's Office

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Mourners clash with police outside the Lebanese Prime Minister's office in Beirut, with reports of heavy gunfire in the capital. http://news.sky.com/story/1000545/mourners-try-to-storm-lebanese-pms-office

Russell Means Health Update Oct. 21, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
By Russell Means Reposted from Russell Means Freedom http://www.russellmeansfreedom.com/2012/rumors/ Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Rumors Oct. 20, 2012 I have been very moved by the global outpouring of love and support that has been sent to me and my wife, Pearl, since reports of my new illness became public. At times such as this, it is common for inaccurate information

sex and violence

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago

George McGovern

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
In his own words: (Op-ed published in The New York Times on April 3, 1982) WASHINGTON— Ralph Waldo Emerson has assured us: ''A man may love a paradox without either losing his wit or his honesty.'' It is good that we have this assurance because these are certainly days when paradox rules. There is, for example, the paradox of an allegedly conservative Republican Administration programming Federal deficits so enormous that if offered by a liberal Democrat, they would confirm conservative suspicions that liberals have no respect for the dollar. I'm supposed to be a liberal, but I find... more »

RIP George McGovern

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 13 hours ago
Sorry to see George McGovern died. He was a good man. He was the first national candidate I actively worked to elect. I was crushed when he was defeated. But his indominable spirit inspired me to keep working for change, no matter what the odds of success. And over the years I've seen some wins. Sadly, all these years later, I find myself fighting those same battles all over again. But George never quit trying and neither will I. [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Protesters try to storm Lebanese government during funeral in Beirut

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_LEBANON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-20-22-10-11

Why Does Organic Food Matter?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter As if most consumers weren’t confused enough already about making the “right” food choices, the pseudo-scientific Stanford study released early last month had many of those on the fence thinking it was okay to once-again blindly trust what they found on their supermarket shelves. But, let’s lay this argument to rest (again) and talk about why organics really do matter. What does organic really mean? Well, the USDA certifies foods that are organic when the growers, handlers, and producers use practices that adhere to their standards. These standards vary by foo... more »

BENGHAZI BULLROAR: What actually happened!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012* *Confusion is us, says the Post:* What actually happened in Benghazi on the evening of September 11? Second question: How reasonable was Susan Rice’s account of those events on the September 16 Sunday talk shows? Almost surely, we’ll see another preplanned assault concerning these questions in tomorrow night’s debate. But uh-oh! In yesterday’s Washington Post, Greg Miller reported “an emerging consensus” among intelligence officials about what occurred in Benghazi. That alleged consensus supports several things Rice said—statements for what she has bee... more »

Lebanon Bombing is Impetus for West's Planned Sunni-Shi'ia War

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
*With repost: Saad Hariri Aides Western Syria Destabilization from Lebanon. * Dees Illustration Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* It was, starting at least in 2007, the goal of the US, Saudis, and Israelis to trigger a region wide sectarian war with which to overrun the governments of Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. This was documented in detail in Seymour Hersh's 2007 New Yorker article, "The Redirection" which was covered in depth in, "Syrian War: The Prequel. A recent bombing in Beirut, Lebanon left high ranking security chief Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan dead. Al-Hassan is describ... more »

Genetically Engineered Gardasil Vaccine May Contain A New Chemical With Untested Toxicity

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Dees Illustration *Activist Post* Genetic modification of food has come under severe criticism from the scientific community as new health risks are being discovered. Do genetically modified vaccines carry any less risk? The study below outlines just a few of the unanswered questions about one of the genetically engineered vaccines currently in use, namely Gardasil®. Dr. Sin Hang Lee of Milford Hospital recently published an article in *The Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry *entitled,* Detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 gene DNA possibly bound to particulate aluminum adju... more »

Thousands protest Britain govt's austerity measures in London

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Business Today [image: Thousands protest against Britain's austerity]Demonstrators take part in an anti-austerity protest march through central London on October 20.Tens of thousands of people from across Britain gathered in central London on Saturday to protest against the government's austerity policy. Unions, anti-war campaigners, left-wing leaders, community groups and other activists poured down London's streets in a demonstration against reductions to public sector spending which officials are pushing through in order to rein in the Britain's debt, which stands at more than ... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*BP’s failed Deepwater containment dome is still down there, leaking away ~Phillip Pump* *Grocery Story for A Day ~Kari Dequine Harden* *Locals celebrate first Native American saint ~Shane Thibodaux* ** ** *Dr. John cancels Bourbon Theatre performance, then turns up to play a few songs*

US Election Winner May Face a Dangerous Iran

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Iran Review Shahir ShahidSaless Iran is likely to adopt a new and aggressive stance on the nuclear matter because Iranian leaders surmise that they can change the game. This position, however, may lead to an all-out war. Following the European Union ministers meeting in Luxembourg on October 15, more sanctions were announced against Iran. According to the new set of sanctions all transactions between European and Iranian banks will be prohibited, except those with advance official permission or for humanitarian purposes, sources report. Analysts say that as a result of new sanctio... more »

"we have lost contact with the estelle"

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago

Bullies beware . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 14 hours ago
LOVE COMPETENT PEOPLE. Then again, there are those who will demand a National Long-Bow Registry.

The Fall of America and the Rise In Spirit

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Bernie Suarez, *Contributor* It wasn't very long ago when the worldview of the United States was one of a country that represented justice, democracy, freedom and moral accountability, even if only in the minds of the naive. Unfortunately, not only does the U.S. no longer remind anyone of these values, but the mention of these values is now scorned by many ordinary Americans that have gobbled up the Military-Industrial-Complex paradigm of the fascist global government. Many well-meaning people now scorn core American values. These are individuals who have been indoctrinated int... more »

Global Peace and Humanity

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Global institutions *target* humanity Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD Are the 21st century, are knowledge-based philosophers and practitioners incapable to rationalize human priorities for peace and harmony to safeguard the besieged mankind from the scourge of WW3? Was Immanuel Kant more proactive and intelligent more than 200 years earlier to think of the best of the mankind in “Perpetual Peace” plan? The prevalent global realities speak of a contemporary world devoid of rational thinking and priorities for peacemaking and peace-building. With countless resources of knowledge and intell... more »

If you give the police more Tasers, don't be shocked by the result

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
If you give the police more Tasers, don't be shocked by the result The Guardian David Mitchell [image: David Mitchell] The police have been going through a rough patch recently. First they were implicated in the phone-hacking scandal – though they managed to escape most of the blame when we collectively came to the surprising conclusion that it was more serious for tabloid journalists to neglect the public interest than offi cers of the crown. But while they deflected a lot of that responsibility, their attempts to deflect it over Hillsborough have been catastrophically counterpro... more »

Study: War on Drugs Not Working At All

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
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The Duopoly Debates Itself

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
BlackAgendaReport Glen Ford To any objective observer, the consensus that exists between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on the fundamental issues of war and peace, Wall Street’s dominance of American life, and fiscal austerity, has been made crystal clear in the two “debates.” In the absence of effective popular resistance to the duopoly of money, the economic and social crisis fails to create a corresponding *political *crisis for the rulers. As a result, there is nothing important for them to debate. *The Duopoly Debates Itself* *by BAR executive editor Glen Ford* * * “*There is co...more »

Something Smells in the Middle East and Elsewhere

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
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Declaration of Natural Rights

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
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Leah-Lynn Plante Tells Her Story of Resisting

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
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Am I Free To Go?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
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Will Unions Save Us-- Or Even Themselves?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Right-wing anti-union fanatic Peter Roskam lucked out in the Illinois redistricting. His 6th CD, which gave Obama a 56-43% victory over McCain in 2008, has new boundaries (quite a bit further east and south) that would have narrowed Obama's win to 51-47%. So, of course, the DCCC packed its tent and fled in the night. (He's the House GOP's Chief Deputy Whip and if you read *DWT* you already know the DCCC head prohibits even *thinking*about going after Republican leaders.) Roskam has raised $2,943,395 and his lonely opponent, Leslie Coolidge, has only brought in $309,434. Union PACs ... more »

Militarizing South Korea

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
Global Research Gregory Elich [image: koreausflag] With the presidential election in South Korea just two months away, efforts are underway to lock into place a policy of confrontation with that nation’s neighbor to the north. When current South Korean President Lee Myung-bak took office five years ago, he wasted little time in undoing the rapprochement that had been painstakingly built up during his predecessor’s term. All of the leading candidates in this year’s presidential race, including even Park Geun-hye of the conservative Grand National Party, hold more moderate positions ... more »

Huge David Icke Event Will Be Streamed Online

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
*Activist Post* Not many events can measure the strength of the global awakening and offer incredible knowledge at the same time. David Icke prepares for his biggest speaking event ever at the Wembley Arena this October 27th, which will certainly be the most spectacular gathering of expanded consciousness and love in modern times. As the arena is expected to be sold out (get the last few tickets here), all people interested in taking part in this historic event can now watch it on live streaming video. For those who have never heard of David Icke or haven't listened to his full... more »

THATCHER'S PEOPLE

Anon at aangirfan - 15 hours ago
Thatcher 1994 *Skye McAlpine. Alistair McAlpine, Lord McAlpine, was the Tory Party Treasurer while Thatcher was prime Minister.* When a young girl wrote to Margaret Thatcher to say that her parents were divorcing, Margaret Thatcher offered to meet the girl herself. In the letter, written on 1 July 1981, Mrs Thatcher invited the girl to London to meet her and to see Parliament. The girl’s identity is not revealed and it is not known whether she accepted Mrs Thatcher’s offer. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116135/Margaret-Thatchers-touching-letter-offering-per... more »

A First Nations Saint

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
Years of prayers have been devoted to Kateri Tekakwitha, a woman that never let her faith waver despite persecution from her fellow natives. Nearly 300 years since her death, Tekakwitha is now set to make history. Tekakwitha’s devotion is being celebrated by the Catholic faithful as she is canonized on Sunday, becoming the first aboriginal from North America deemed a saint. The “Lily of the Mohawks” will be honoured alongside six other people by Pope Benedict XVI who will preside over the ceremony in Rome. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/who-is-kateri-tekakwitha-north-ame... more »

CIA chiefs face arrest over horrific evidence of bloody 'video-game' sorties by drone pilots

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
Daily Mail David Rose The Mail on Sunday today reveals shocking new evidence of the full horrific impact of US drone attacks in Pakistan. A damning dossier assembled from exhaustive research into the strikes’ targets sets out in heartbreaking detail the deaths of teachers, students and Pakistani policemen. It also describes how bereaved relatives are forced to gather their loved ones’ dismembered body parts in the aftermath of strikes. The dossier has been assembled by human rights lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who works for Pakistan’s Foundation for Fundamental Rights and the British ... more »

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Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 16 hours ago
Many tracking polls still have Romney slightly in the lead, even after Tuesday night's debate. Go figure. -- MJ

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Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago

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The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"The Human Seasons"* "Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings He furleth close; contented so to look On mists in idleness—to let fair things Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook. He has his Winter too of pale misfeature, Or else he would foreg... more »

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