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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

21 October - Blogs I'm Following

Council of Europe's definition of Europe
Council of Europe's definition of Europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Various Euro bills.
English: Various Euro bills. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
2:33 pm MDST

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 40 seconds 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 - 40 seconds 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 - 40 seconds 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 - 40 seconds 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 - 40 seconds 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 - 1 minute ago

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 29 minutes 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 - 34 minutes 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 - 34 minutes 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 - 40 minutes 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 - 40 minutes 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 - 40 minutes 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 - 40 minutes 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 - 47 minutes 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! - 57 minutes 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 St... more »

Manly P. Hall - Cosmic Consciousness

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 »


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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 hours ago

The Largest Heist In History

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 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 - 2 hours ago
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 "liberals". I put the news source of the stories so that you can see it's not the "liberal mainstream media". Will there ever be common sense laws to stop conflicts of interest like this? How on earth can the mainstream media be "liberal", if they continually ignore stories like this: *(Free Press) Will H.I.G.-owned e-voting machines give Romney the White House? Electronic voting machines owned ... more »

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

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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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! - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*Joe Vitt to meet Saints at airport!*

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 hours ago

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake TAJIKISTAN - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 hours ago

George McGovern

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 4 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 - 5 hours ago
Sorry to see George McGovern died. He was a good man. His 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 - 5 hours ago

Why Does Organic Food Matter?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 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 - 6 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 »

Bullies beware . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 hours ago
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The Duopoly Debates Itself

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 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 - 7 hours ago
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Declaration of Natural Rights

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
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Leah-Lynn Plante Tells Her Story of Resisting

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
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Am I Free To Go?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
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Will Unions Save Us-- Or Even Themselves?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 »


Anon at aangirfan - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 »

Scumney's Binders Full Of Women

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 8 hours ago
Many tracking polls still have Romney slightly in the lead, even after Tuesday night's debate. Go figure. -- MJ

RAP NEWS 9: The Economy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago

RAP NEWS X: 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago

The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 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 »

European Union leaders took a step forward on the path toward a banking union at their latest summit, but they delayed more politically fraught decisions until the next meeting

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
There are many thorny questions that need to be resolved before the legislation can be written into law, let alone implemented. In other words expect some more Summits which result in no Action, Solutions or Results. http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/19/investing/european-union-summit/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Four tons of African ivory caught in Hong Kong

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Hong Kong authorities confiscated $3.4 million ($26.7 million in Hong Kong currency) worth of ivory found in two shipping containers this week. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/20/world/asia/hong-kong-ivory-tusk/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Colombian soldiers killed in suspected rebel attack....So Much for Peace Talks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
At least five soldiers were killed and a dozen wounded in an apparent rebel attack in southwest Colombia, CNN affiliate Caracol reported Saturday, the first such attack since the rebels and the government began peace talks this week. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/20/world/americas/colombia-violence/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Car bombing in Damascus kills ten

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Syrian state TV is now reporting that the death toll from the car bombing in Damascus is 10.

"Lucid Dreams: Silent Lucidity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Lucid Dreams: Silent Lucidity" by Jason Bellows "There was a time that I could fly. I jutted my right fist into the air, and launched into the sky. My stomach dropped with the sensation of breaking gravity’s bond, and the summer air cooled as I reached higher. When the roads were so far below as to be an indistinct ashen blur, I halted and curled my legs under me as I was pelted by icy crystals of clouds, and surveyed all below. There was a moment of idle indecision, but in the end it mattered not at all. I picked a direction and dove. The experience was one of my many brushes ... more »

"Could You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. The things you own end up owning you. We are defined by the choices we make. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person? I say, never be complete. I say, stop being perfect. I say, let’s evolve and let the chips fall where they may…" ~ Chuck Palahniuk, "Fight Club"

Fishing can be dangerous!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
I've only been on that sort of a fishing trip a few times, and there were less waves, but I didn't realise how dangerous it could be. *Thanks to Theo Spark for the spot.*

California: Hazmat teams rush to bank after employees come out in HIVES minutes after customer drops off cash doused in 'toxic' chemical

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A mystery package stowed at a California bank has caused six staff members to be hospitalised and a criminal investigation to be launched. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220587/Hazmat-teams-rush-bank-decontaminate-employees-customer-makes-toxic-deposit.html

TSA quietly replaces hated full-body scanners at major airports with 'safer' devices... but moves the old machines to smaller cities

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing x-ray scanners from airports in major cities like New York, Los Angeles and Boston and replacing them with newer technology that experts believe is safer. However, the TSA is not retiring the controversial backscatter x-ray machines, which some researchers say could cause cancer in up to 100 fliers a year. The devices are simply being moved to smaller airports. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220673/TSA-quietly-replaces-x-ray-scanners-major-airports-safer-devices--moves-old-machines-smaller-cities.html

Jonathan Holt Arrested after police discover body of Whitney Heichel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Whitney Heichel's body was found on Larch Mountain, a remote forested area east of Gresham in Portland, Oregon on Friday. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220528/Whitney-Heichel-Heartbreak-family-missing-womans-body-hidden-mountainside.html

Question What's Inside - A NEW Music Video on GMO's!

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
20 October 2012 iTunes link: http://www.tinyurl.com/QuestionWhatsInside Facebook Fanpage Link: http://www.facebook.com/QuestionWhatsInside Indiegogo Fundraising page link: http://www.indiegogo.com/Rob-Herring-Humorous-Health-Awareness-Music Source: http://www.cheeseslave.com/real-food-wednesday-take-the-no-gmo-challenge/

Mysterious shakes rattle New Jersey residents... but it's NOT an earthquake

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
- The U.S. Geological Survey has speculated the shake was from a sonic boom - Local military base said military training is not responsible - Lighthearted residents speculate 'Romney dropped his BINDERS’ and Gov. Chris Christie went jogging http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220793/Mysterious-ground-shaking-New-Jersey-rattles-residents-USGS-reports-earthquakes-area.html

Syrian Rebels Car Bomb Explodes in Damascus Kills at Least One

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
An explosion hits the Old City quarter in the Syrian capital as President Bashar al Assad begins talks with a UN peace envoy. http://news.sky.com/story/1000513/at-least-one-dead-in-damascus-car-bomb-blast

Detroit ranked most dangerous city in the country fourth year in a row

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Detroit was once the industrial capital of the nation. But, decades of economic decline and a ruinous recession have turned the Motor City into America's crime capital. For the fourth years in a row, Forbes.com has rated Detroit, Michigan, as the most dangerous city in the country -- with a violent crime rate of 2,137 per 100,000 residents http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220603/Detroit-ranked-dangerous-city-country-fourth-year-row.html

Starbucks in Hot Water Over British Tax

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 10 hours ago
Reuters (via Tax Research UK) reported on October 15 the results of an extensive investigation into the British unit of coffee giant Starbucks, the second largest restaurant firm in the world after McDonald's. It turns out that the company has reported losing money in every one of the 14 years it has operated in the country, even as it tells investors that the unit is profitable. Reuters documented this latter fact by getting the transcripts of 46 investor conference calls Starbucks has made over the last 12 years. For the last three years, Starbucks has paid no income tax at all in ... more »

Winners' Chapel's David Oyedepo: The £93m pastor accused of exploiting British worshippers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A church run by a controversial multi-millionaire African preacher has been accused of ‘cynical exploitation’ after its British branch received £16.7 million in donations from followers who were told that God would give them riches in return. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220833/Laughing-private-jet--93m-pastor-accused-exploiting-British-worshippers.html

Afghan police officer and cook poisoned colleagues at checkpoint in assault which left six dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
- Latest in string of attacks from inside the Afghan army and police - At least 52 foreign troops have been killed in insider attacks this year - Taliban fired rocked-propelled grenades at warehouse full of food for US troops http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220582/Afghan-police-officer-cook-poisoned-colleagues-checkpoint-assault-left-dead.html

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
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. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220828/CIA-chiefs-face-arrest-horrific-evidence-bloody-video-game-sorties-drone-pilots.html

Cubs bred for profit, torn from their mothers - and sent to die in the wild: The cruel truth of China's panda factories

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Captive-bred pandas are no more than a 'caricature' of the real thing and are unable to survive in the wild http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220591/The-cruel-truth-Chinas-panda-factories.html

Time For a Good Old Fashioned Boycott Of Big Food

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
*Source:* *Food Freedom News* *Note:* Time for a good old fashioned boycott of all the companies listed above. Just don't buy any of their products. This is the only way to effectively take back our food freedom. Buy from smaller companies or local growers and producers. We still have that freedom until Big Food and their Political errand boys and girls have taken over the total control of the food market and that day is coming upon us all very soon. http://www.carighttoknow.org/join

Namara Whisker Dies after car carrying five passengers crashes into the River Avon in Bristol

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
- Six police officers are in hospital after they tried to rescue passengers of a car that had plunged into the River Avon, Bristol - One woman inside the vehicle died following the crash this morning - She has been named locally as mother-of-one Namara Whisker, 22 - Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220600/Pictured-Pretty-22-year-old-died-car-carrying-passengers-crashes-city-centre-river-described-kindest-person-meet.html

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 21st October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 08:43:54 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:43:54 PM at epicenter Location 52.208°N, 176.552°E Depth 31.8 km (19.8 miles) Region RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA Distances 238 km (148 miles) ESE (106°) from Attu Station, AK

Inconvenient truths about global warming. Revelations of a 16-year 'pause' in rising temperatures has triggered a bitter debate.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
- The figures came from a database called Hadcrut 4 and were issued by the Met Office and the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University. - But the Met Office, whose lead was then followed by climate change campaigners, accused The Mail on Sunday of cherry-picking data in order to mislead readers. - *The Met Office now confirms on its climate blog that no significant warming has occurred recently: ‘We agree with Mr Rose that there has only been a very small amount of warming in the 21st Century.’* http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-222... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION - 21st October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 07:54:46 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 01:54:46 PM at epicenter Location 13.783°N, 96.225°E Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) Region ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Distances 295 km (183 miles) WNW (301°) from Mergui, Myanmar

Cameron says 'It's time to mug a hoodie' as he promises to seek 'retribution' against law breakers in new anti-crime crackdown following catastrophic week

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
- In his first major speech on law and order since becoming Prime Minister, Mr Cameron will unveil a new law and order slogan: Tough But Intelligent - He will refuse to apologise for taking a more authoritarian approach on the issue, declaring: ‘Retribution is not a dirty word’ - Measures include fines for failing prison bosses, life for gun-runners and community sentences to be 'punishments' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220757/Cameron-Its-time-mug-hoodie-PM-promises-seek-retribution-law-breakers-new-anti-crime-crackdown-following-catastrophic-week.... more »

World stocks, oil fall on U.S. results, economy fears

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
World stocks and crude oil fell on Friday as investors took a dim view of U.S. corporate earnings after General Electric and McDonald's disappointed, while Europe's debt crisis and ongoing concerns about global growth also weighed on sentiment. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-markets-global-idUSBRE88901C20121019

European Central Bank's Knot backs German call for EU budget commissioner

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
European Central Bank policymaker Klaas Knot has thrown his support behind German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's call for a euro zone commissioner with power over European Union nations' budgets. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/us-ecb-klaasknot-idUSBRE89K00620121021

Anak Krakatoa Volcano Kicks up Alert in Indonesia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Jakarta, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia issued today an official alert at the straight of Sunda for the increasing activity of Mt. Anak Krakatoa http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=630481&Itemid=1

Suspicious cases of anthrax recorded in Armenia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
YEREVAN. – Armenia’s Ministry of Health received an alarm with respect to suspicious anthrax cases recorded in the Vardenis district of the Gegharkunik Region http://news.am/eng/news/125531.html

White House denies US, Iran agreed to one-on-one talks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
US says 'Times' report "not true," administration will continue to work with UNSC members, Germany to resolve Iran nuke issue. http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=288628

'Estelle' activist: We were tasered

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Pro-Palestinian activist accused INF soldiers of using stun guns while seizing Gaza-bound vessel http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4294718,00.html

Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled Over Fire Risk

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The maker of a popular sunscreen spray recalls some products because of reports of some users catching fire after applying it. http://news.sky.com/story/1000247/banana-boat-sunscreen-recalled-over-fire-risk

Vindalee Smith Killed A Day Before Wedding, New York

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Vindalee Smith was discovered inside the basement of her home in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday morning. http://news.sky.com/story/1000450/pregnant-mum-stabbed-a-day-before-wedding

Moussa Ibrahim Tape has surfaced insisting he has not been caught and is not in Libya

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The prime minister's office had reported capturing Ibraham, who was the mouthpiece of the Gaddafi regime during last year's war, in the town of Tarhouna, 40 miles south of Tripoli. Authorities have not provided any evidence of his capture, despite the official statement. http://news.sky.com/story/1000338/confusion-over-gaddafi-ex-spokesmans-capture

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN REGION - 21st October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 06:27:44 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 02:27:44 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 21.072°N, 122.075°E Depth 156.1 km (97.0 miles) Region TAIWAN REGION Distances 39 km (24 miles) NE of Itbayat, Philippines

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake JAVA, INDONESIA - 21st October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 02:41:14 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 09:41:14 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 8.021°S, 108.224°E Depth 71 km (44.1 miles) Region JAVA, INDONESIA Distances 24 km (14 miles) SSW of Kalapagenep, Indonesia

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake ICELAND REGION - 21st October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 5.7 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 01:25:22 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 01:25:22 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 66.296°N, 18.685°W Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles) Region ICELAND REGION Distances 21 km (13 miles) NNE of Siglufjordur, Iceland This area has been hit by 430 earthquakes in the past 48 hours.


Anon at aangirfan - 12 hours ago
*Jimmy Savile in Belfast in Northern Ireland.* Jimmy Savile boasted that he had friends in the IRA who could beat up anyone who got in his way. *Jimmy Savile and the IRA: Predator boasted terrorist friends could ...* - Mirror.co.uk It has been reported that many of the killers in the IRA (Irish Republican Army terrorist organisation) worked for the UK security services. *aangirfan: IRA RUN BY THE SPOOKS / PRISON PLANET.com: MI5/MI6 TERROR ARCHIVE / **Half of all top IRA men 'worked for security services' .* [image: The Petrol Bomber] *Northern Ireland by **niknkimnollie* The Su... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake ICELAND REGION - 21st October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 00:10:36 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:10:36 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 66.372°N, 18.554°W Depth 10.2 km (6.3 miles) Region ICELAND REGION Distances 29 km (18 miles) NNE of Siglufjordur, Iceland

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake CALIFORNIA - 21st October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 06:55:09 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:55:09 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.311°N, 120.856°W Depth 9.4 km (5.8 miles) Region CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Distances 20 km (12 miles) SW (234°) from New Idria, CA

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 23:30:06 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 04:30:06 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.409°S, 68.581°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION Distances 474 km (294 miles) WNW of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake VANUATU - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 6.2 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 23:00:32 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:00:32 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.565°S, 166.601°E Depth 35.6 km (22.1 miles) Region VANUATU Distances 109 km (67 miles) WNW of Sola, Vanuatu

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake RUSSIA-MONGOLIA BORDER REGION - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 22:46:38 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 05:46:38 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 49.920°N, 88.493°E Depth 16.8 km (10.4 miles) Region RUSSIA-MONGOLIA BORDER REGION Distances 15 km (9 miles) SW of Kosh-Agach, Russia

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 22:14:56 UTC Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:14:56 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 17.537°S, 178.958°W Depth 515.7 km (320.5 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 215 km (133 miles) SE of Lambasa, Fiji

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN COLOMBIA - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 21:51:11 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 04:51:11 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.756°N, 73.051°W Depth 165.2 km (102.7 miles) Region NORTHERN COLOMBIA Distances 8 km (4 miles) NNW of Aratoca, Colombia

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake POTOSI, BOLIVIA - 20th October

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 21:48:51 UTC Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 05:48:51 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 21.486°S, 66.713°W Depth 208 km (129.3 miles) Region POTOSI, BOLIVIA Distances 79 km (49 miles) SW of Atocha, Bolivia

Alberta Premier Alison Redford gets warm reception in union lions’ den

david at Alberta Diary - 13 hours ago
Alison Redford speaks to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ convention in Edmonton yesterday. (AUPE photo.) Below: Ms. Redford with AUPE President Guy Smith. Is she trying to build an alliance with public service unions? It’s tempting to say Alberta Premier Alison Redford walked boldly into the lions’ den yesterday and emerged unscathed – whether ... more »

In awe about entanglement

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*Entanglement is nothing else than correlation described in the quantum language* Quantum entanglement is arguably the most "sexy" feature of quantum mechanics when it comes to the exploitation and abuse of quantum mechanics by popular books and TV programs. When I talk to the laymen and wannabe physicists who are excited about quantum mechanics, they are often excited about the entanglement. Entanglement is the ultimate justification of the New Age memes that everything is connected with everything else, that quantum mechanics endorses souls that can separate themselves from the... more »

Kerry Cassidy: Global Settlement, Dinar Reval, Etc.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 13 hours ago
http://projectcamelotportal.com/kerrys-blog/1365-tman-of-the-white-hats-on-my-show Friday, 19 October 2012 23:04 Written by Kerry Cassidy TONIGHT ON REVOLUTION RADIO I had an unexpected guest, Tman of the White Hats Reports showed up toward the end of the show...and was explaining the Global Settlements, the Dinar Reval and much more. The archived show should be available soon on Youtube and on Revolution Radio. http://freedomslips.com I have been working with the White Hats, consulting on some aspects of their latest Report #48 which is going to be released very soon, to be ... more »

Investment Banker Found Dead in Santa Barbara

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 14 hours ago
courtesy marks family FAMILY MAN, COMMUNITY MEMBER: While Christopher Marks’s children were at St. Joseph High School, he headed a crew of tri-tip lovers who cooked dinner for football games and school banquets. FROM: Santa Barbara Independent *The Mysterious Case of Christopher Marks* *Vintner Found Dead One Month Ago, but Authorities Still Don't Know Why* Thursday, October 18, 2012 by TYLER HAYDEN, MATT KETTMANN It’s been one month since the body of Christopher Marks was found on the beach below Shoreline Park, but authorities are still puzzled as to what circumstances ... more »

Evgeny Morozov: The End of Cyber Utopia

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
* Evgeny Morozov's book - The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom*. *Wikipedia:* Evgeny Morozov, born 1984 in Soligorsk, Belarus, is a writer and researcher who studies political and social implications of technology. Morozov is a visiting scholar at Stanford University,[3] a fellow at the New America Foundation, and a contributing editor of and blogger for Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the blog Net Effect. He has previously been a Yahoo! fellow at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, a fellow at the Open Society Institute, director... more »

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

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
"We believe that using nuclear weapons is haraam and prohibited and that it is everybody’s duty to make efforts to protect humanity against this great disaster." - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, from a *speech* given on April 13, 2011. An excerpt from, *"U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks,"*by The New York Times: It has the potential to help Mr. Obama make the case that he is nearing a diplomatic breakthrough in the *decade-long effort by the world’s major powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions*, but it could pose a risk if Iran is seen as using the prospect of ... more »

Any Blue America Supporters Like Real Heart Felt Country Music?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
When I worked at Warner Bros, we had the best publicity team in the history of the music business. Bob Merlis was the head of it and he and his team used to work Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Prince, the Talking Heads, Green Day, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, The Ramones, Chaka Khan, etc. Right now he's working on an amazing country singer, Tammy Faye Starlite and he *knew* her latest song and video would be something *DWT* readers would probably want to hear. This is what he told me this morning: Tammy Faye recently recorded the very trenchant "Don't Liberate Me, Love Me." The song is an ... more »

Mountaintop Reflection

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
Source: YouTube channel - ElysiumFilms.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“An asterism is just a recognized pattern of stars that is not one the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous (and largest) asterisms is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major. But this pretty chain of stars, visible with binoculars towards the long-necked constellation of Camelopardalis, is also a recognized asterism. *Click image for larger size. * Known as Kemble's Cascade, it contains about 20 stars nearly in a row, stretching over five times the width of a full moon. Tumbling from the upper right to lower left in the picture, Kemble's Cas... more »

So many big hearts, so many starfish

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 17 hours ago
I've spent most of the last three days at the Conference On Honduras, an annual event that has grown into something of a Copan institution after relocating here from Washington, DC a decade ago. It was a heartening reminder of what people can accomplish when they care. The conferences are put together by a volunteer board headed up by Marco Caceres, editor of the on-line English-language newspaper Honduras Weekly. The yearly event started out as a way to showcase the many groups and individuals working at the grassroots level to tackle the complex problems of the country, but it wo... more »

Chet Raymo, "Eve"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Eve"* by Chet Raymo "A remarkable carving, long a favorite of mine, usually called "The Temptation of Eve" (click to enlarge). It resides in the Musee Rolin near the 12th-century Cathedral of Saint Lazare at Autun, France, of which it was once a part. The sculptor did many of the wonderful decorations of the cathedral. On the west tympanum are carved the words Gislebertus hoc fecit, "Gislebertus made this," traditionally assumed to be the sculptor's claim to authorship at a time when religious art was almost universally anonymous. Whatever the sculptor's name, there is ... more »

Neuroscience: “What Are Mirror Neurons?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“What Are Mirror Neurons?”* by Lizzie Buchen "A newly discovered type of brain cell may help us prep for social interactions. The cells are a special type of "mirror neurons," which are thought to aid understanding of the actions and intentions of others. Mirror neurons fire both when you do something, like grab a bottle of wine, and when you watch another person do the same thing. Instead of carrying out a step-by-step reasoning process to figure out why a friend is grabbing a bottle of wine, we instantly understand what's going on inside his head because it's going on in our... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Thanks for stopping by.

"Thucydides In The Underworld"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Master, what gnaws at them so hideously their lamentation stuns the very air?" "They have no hope of death," he answered me..." - Dante Alighieri, "The Inferno" *"Thucydides In The Underworld"* by J. R. Nyquist "The shade of Thucydides, formerly an Athenian general and historian, languished in Hades for 24 centuries; and having intercourse with other spirits, was perturbed by an influx into the underworld of self-described historians professing to admire his History of the Peloponnesian War. They burdened him with their writings, priding themselves on the imitation of hi... more »

Wendell Berry, "A Spiritual Journey"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"A Spiritual Journey" "And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home." ~ Wendell Berry

USrael Goes On The Propaganda Offensive In Wake of Beirut Bombing

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 18 hours ago
*Source*. Israel's propaganda is becoming so transparent and boring. And Washington's *propaganda is totally amateurish and absurd*. *Check out the following propaganda stories:* Haaretz* - Jittery Hezbollah fires opening salvo in the battle for Lebanon* The CIA Times - *After Attack, Lebanese Opposition Calls for New Government* Jerusalem Post - *Analysis: Bomb could bring Syria strife to Lebanon* CNN - *Blame over Beirut bombing focuses on Syrian leader* Who was really behind this latest incident in Beirut that has triggered violent clashes in the streets? As always, we must lo... more »

Banker jumps to death

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 18 hours ago
Another one from Rumor Mill News http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2012/10/19/banker-jumps-to-death Banker jumps to death AMUKELANI CHAUKE | 19 October, 2012 00:38 A South African-born investment manager, Nico Lambrechts A South African-born investment manager, *Nico Lambrechts, has died after reportedly leaping from a building in London.* Lambrechts, 46, was pronounced dead on the scene after he fell from the top of an expensive open-air restaurant, the Daily Mail reported. Yesterday, Investec Asset Management confirmed the incident but refused to say whether his death was... more »

Life Skills: "Are You Feeling Stressed Out?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Are You Feeling Stressed Out?" by Jonathan "Have you got endless demands tugging at you from all directions? Does your life seem to be spinning out of control? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out when you can’t ever seem to catch up. Do you think bringing your life into balance would require a major life change? It may not be as difficult as what you imagine. Did you realize that, regardless of your circumstances, a true sense of balance actually comes from within you, not from your surroundings? 3 Ways to reduce feelings of stress: Here are three simple strategies t... more »

Obama-Khamenei summit for peace in the works?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Interesting.* http://www.debka.com/article/22457/Obama-Khamenei-summit-would-cap-long-back-channel-dialogue

The End of The New World Order

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 18 hours ago
Culture shock... the collapse of Lehman Brothers ushered in the deepest economic crisis since the 1930s. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian *The end of the New World Order* http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/19/new-world-order *The upheavals of the early 21st century have changed our world. Now, in the aftermath of failed wars and economic disasters, pressure for a social alternative can only grow* Seumas Milne The Guardian, Friday 19 October 2012 13.00 EDT In the late summer of 2008, two events in quick succession signalled the end of the New World Orde... more »

He who dies with the most toys wins

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 18 hours ago
Brutal travel day. Burned to a crisp. Fortunately, looks like it was slow news day too. Don't have the energy to leap into the twitter mayhem but made the usual rounds. Atrios captures the essence of the problem in one of his terse, semi-cryptic posts. Just read it. It's very short. The Galtian Overlords Don't Know What They're Doing. Or you might say, they know exactly what they're doing in the moment, but don't understand the consequences of what they do. I see no evidence the law of diminishing returns factors into their calculations. Ever. [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

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

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 18 hours ago
*Hmmmmm.....what's cookin' in the US Treasury? -AK* * * *Courtesy of Rumor Mail News* * * *http://goo.gl/cxXtk* * * *IRS names acting commissioner, Doug Shulman steps down * Reuters Doug Shulman The Internal Revenue Service said on Wednesday that Steven Miller will become acting head of the tax agency after *Doug Shulman, the present commissioner, steps down on November 9.* Shulman had been expected to resign at the end of his term in early November as head of the 104,000-employee agency that each year collects trillions of dollars in federal tax revenue and enfo... more »

#RoadTrip : Now where?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 19 hours ago
So where am I now, gentlefolk? [image: Posted with Blogsy]Posted with Blogsy Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
*OMG, it's . . . it's . . . "Tugg" Romney! "Sometimes I think I'm just a riddle that even I can't solve." * *by Ken* Okay, okay, that's not actually "Tugg" Romney, if for no other reason than there isn't actually a "Tugg" Romney. Who that is is *New Girl*'s Schmidt (Max Greenfield), pretending to be Tugg in the interest of gaining admittance to some crappy club and scoring GOP-lusting coeds. I've had trouble all the way with *New Girl*, the Fox sitcom now comfortably into its second season. It has some ingenious, engaging elements, and yet they always seem to be put together in way... more »

"How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
* "How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend"* By Adam Mann "One of the most spectacular night-sky shows will kick into high gear this weekend when the Orionid meteor shower peaks early in the morning on Oct. 20. It will continue to dazzle until just before dawn on the 21st. The Orionids are cosmic leftovers — bits of rock and ice that remain behind from Halley’s comet, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1986. As the sun heated the famous comet, chunks of debris broke off, leaving a trail of material that the Earth passes through annually. The pieces h... more »

America: From Colony To Nation To Slave!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 19 hours ago
Living in Canada has given me a unique outside perspective on what is happening in the United States. And from what I see... Things are going from bad to worse for my friends who are now living in what I used to believe as being the "most free nation on the face of the Earth". What is truly shocking to me is the farce of the present Presidential election happening in the once free United States of America. We have two party candidates that are totally subservient to the criminal state of Israel and are absolutely bending over backwards to please their Jewish masters at every chan... more »

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

Intercept at The Intercept - 19 hours ago
OregonLive Brad Schmidt Portland’s newly elected City Council was all smiles two weeks after the November 2008 election. Mayor-elect Sam Adams (second from right) joined (from left) Commissioner Randy Leonard, Commissioners-elect Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish, and Commissioner Dan Saltzman for a portrait. Fluoride lobbyists reported meeting personally with all five members of the Portland City Council in July or August but only one of those initial meetings appears on public calendars -- under a vague heading -- leaving lingering questions about the effectiveness of the city's lobby... more »

Albert Einstein, "The World As I See It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The World As I See It"* by Albert Einstein "Einstein, at his home in Princeton, New Jersey: "How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people - first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner an... more »

Alex Jones: "Journalists Are Guardian Angels"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*True journalists protect and serve the common good and the rule of law*. Amber Lyon: MSM Covered Up State Sponsored Terrorism Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

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

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 20 hours ago
This one goes out to our enemies over at *Fox and Friends*. The great Sara Watkins's recent album is called *Midnight Sun*.

Prof. Konstantin Meyl - the New Tesla

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
"Professor Konstantin Meyl specializes in scalar waves and neutrino power, which are extensions of some of the work done by Nikola Tesla." [*Source*]. YouTube video description [Channel - WitteHenning]: Nikola Tesla was the biggest scientific genius in the last century. Today this is Prof. Dr. Konstantin Meyl from Villingen, Black Forrest, Germany. He has not only organized a revival of Tesla but developed his research to mindboggling levels. He detected that every vortex has a counterpart, a so-called potential vortex, being able to form matter. He shows that electrons, protons,... more »

Pangnirtung Fiord, Nunavut

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 20 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago

For Labour Police and Crime Commissioners

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 21 hours ago
I didn't go on today's march in London. Therefore, befitting an ongoing political degeneration, your humble scribe eschewed extra-parliamentary action for traditional doorstep campaigning with Joy Garner (pictured), Labour's candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Staffordshire. Happily, our door knockers received a solid response. It would be fair to say the upcoming contest hasn't exactly captured the popular imagination. With polling due on November 15th the government hasn't exactly gone all out to let the public know about Dave's flagship law and order pol... more »

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

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Veterans Today:* UFO Disclosure: Gordon Duff on Coast to Coast with George Noory Disclosure of UFO Conflicts, Technologies and History By Gordon Duff for Veterans Today and George Noory for Coast to Coast Radio First 39 Minutes

South Africa: A Great Victory!

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 22 hours ago
http://www.newera.org.za REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 19 October 2012 Dear Friend, WOW! A house that was literally hours away from being sold on auction, has just been turned around and *Standard Bank has abandoned the whole thing, including their judgment.* The day before Mr Michael Plumstead was about to watch his family home being auctioned, an urgent application was brought before the Port Elizabeth High Court. Among other things, Mr Plumstead (the Applicant) stated the following: "15. It is the Applicant’s intention to settle the arrears with the *lawful holder of thi... more »

International monitors at US polling places draw criticism

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
*It's unfortunate that many Americans aren't patriotic enough themselves to ensure their own elections are fair and that those elected heed the will of the citizenry.* http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/263141-international-monitors-at-polling-places-draw-criticism-from-voter-fraud-group
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