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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

24 October - Blogs I'm Following

English: Mission San Juan Capistrano, April 20...English: Mission San Juan Capistrano, April 2005. Photograph by Robert A. Estremo, copyright 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Floyd Palmer Wanted in Church Shooting which has left a Man Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 seconds ago
The suspect, identified as Floyd Palmer, a 52-year-old former church maintenance worker who resigned in August, walked calmly into the service at the World Changers Church International in College Park, Georgia, and fired multiple shots, Fulton County Police Corporal Kay Lester said. He remained at large, Lester said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-usa-shooting-georgia-idUSBRE89N14420121024

U.S. sues Bank of America over "Hustle" mortgage fraud

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 seconds ago
The United States filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, accusing it of selling thousands of toxic home loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that went into default and caused more than $1 billion of losses. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-bankofamerica-fraud-lawsuit-idUSBRE89N17120121024

What do big journalists care about!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 minute ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 * *Marcus’ rules of order:* When last we looked in on Ruth Marcus, she was refusing to tell Post readers about Mitt Romney’s budget proposal. Today, she looks back on this year’s debates. In the process, she lets us see what big major journalists care about. Some of Marcus’ observations do involve serious topics. She notes that the fiscal cliff was never mentioned, in four debates with four different moderators. She notes other topics which went unmentioned—gun control, gay rights, Supreme Court nominations. Of course, noting the topics which *weren't* ... more »

UN calls for worldwide internet surveillance and data retention in the name of fighting terrorism

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 14 minutes ago
Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* The manufactured threat of terrorism has once again been used to push what would otherwise be unthinkable. In this case, the United Nations is exploiting the irrational fear of terrorism to justify international internet surveillance. In a new 148-page UN report released at a conference in Vienna entitled “The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes” the UN claimed that the lack of an “internationally agreed framework for retention of data” is problematic along with open wireless internet networks in public places. The UN claims that terrorists... more »

Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Cheerleaders for Jesus

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 17 minutes ago
Kountze High School cheerleaders with banner at football game. Image from Atheist Camel. Cheerleaders for Jesus: Texas politicians jump on religion bandwagon Can cheerleaders who represent the Kountze Independent School District, while acting in their official capacities as school cheerleaders, promote their personal religious views? By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / October 24, 2012

Donald Trump's October surprise

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 19 minutes ago
It's that The Donald is still batshit crazy. Oh wait. That's not a surprise. We already knew that and I blame the media for his obvious lapse into insanity and inanity. If they ignored his pathetic attention seeking, he might be convinced to seek the professional mental health help he so obviously needs. After teasing it for the last couple of weeks, and amid a storm of media speculation and rumor mongering about divorce decrees and cocaine use, it turns out The Donald's big reveal is he thinks he's a character in a Godfather movie and offered President Obama a deal "he can't refus... more »

SHARK mysteriously drops 'from the sky' onto California golf course FOUR miles from the coast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 31 minutes ago
It wasn't raining cats and dogs at a California golf course on Monday - it was raining sharks. A live leopard shark was discovered thrashing about on the grass at around 4pm at the San Juan Hills golf club in San Juan Capistrano, which is four miles from the coast. The sea creature was spotted by a startled golf club marshall near the 12th tee box, where a group of golfers had just been playing. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222473/Live-SHARK-mysteriously-drops-California-golf-course.html

Moving it indoors

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 hour ago
Yesterday a small tornado, apparently, touched down on the street where lived before moving here -- about eight miles away. That's a reminder that many things we think can't happen can. Today, we had a longish area-wide power outage -- just a bird in a substation, poor thing, but another reminder. Our winter storms have come, and I and many others get to hunker down, unlike our utility district's heroic line workers. We have put up firewood, water, kerosene, gasoline and food, lucky us. But some of that ability to save ahead came from a simplified routine. We build our own fences ... more »

The Irish Sue the Banks

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
http://lightworker29501.com/2012/10/24/the-irish-sue-the-banks/ *The Irish Sue the Banks* Posted on October 24, 2012 October 2012. GOT DEBT ? GOT OPTIONS During the last 2 years we, real ordinary people, have watched our country come to its knees due to a gamble of the banks, the sell out of OUR resources by our politicians and lies and ommitions about our place in the world crises. The sense of hopelessness has brought hundreds to a very dark place and with no hope they believe in sight many have taken their lives! ENOUGH!!!!!!!!! There are always Options. We have had enough... more »

Grounds for Divorce

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
Is Steve Harper trying to engineer the breakup of Canada? That might be just what the prime ministerial bully boy accomplishes with his closet trade deal with China. The deal, that no decent Canadian, emphasis on *decent*, would ever accept may be Harper's way to endow China with the leverage to coerce British Columbia into surrendering on the Northern Gateway pipeline/supertanker catastrophe in waiting. Out here it's already being called "economic treason." The deal apparently empowers China to sue anyone and everyone who impedes their access to Athabasca bitumen. That, presu... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 13:36:43 UTC Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 06:36:43 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 65.240°N, 134.216°W Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program Region NORTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA Distances 200 km (124 miles) NNE of Mayo, Canada

To Romney-Ryan We're All Muppets

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Gregg A. Smith, "the swing king," has a song Stayed So Long which approaches a somewhat different, though not unrelated, kind of lust and avarice that Gregg Smith deals with in his new book, Why I Left, about why he left Goldman Sachs. (Watch the video above.) Basically, Smith grew uncomfortable with the systemic efforts Wall Street was making to rip off their clients. "Getting an unsophisticated client," he told Anderson Cooper on *60 Minutes*, "was the golden prize. The quickest way to make money on Wall Street is to take *the* most sophisticated product and try to sell it to t... more »

Gloria Allred springs October surprise

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 1 hour ago
Until the court agrees to unseal the records, this falls under juicy gossip only, but if it plays out it would be a bombshell. Because if Romney lied under oath to help a friend screw over his wife during a bitter divorce, that's a serious crime. Mitt Romney LIED under oath when he testified in the divorce of his good friend and screwed the friend's wife out of a lot of money in the process ... so claims the ex-wife of Staples' founder Tom Stemberg. Multiple sources connected with the divorce tell TMZ ... during Tom's uber nasty divorce case with ex-wife Maureen, Mitt Romney gave ... more »

ShriEEEk! Radical foreign lobby funds Canadian group

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 hour ago
Oh. Wait. This radical foreign "special interest" lobby? *The Catholic Organization for Life and Family [...] was cofounded by the Conference of Bishops and the world’s largest fraternal Catholic organization, the U.S.-based Knights of Columbus, “to build a culture of life and a civilization of love by promoting respect for human life and dignity and the essential role of the family.” [...]** **Although COLF is autonomous and they do their own publication, they still rely on outside sources to survive and are co-funded largely by the Conference of Bishops and the Knights of Colum... more »

Fracking Allowed Near Nuclear Plants?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
Earthquake-Causing Fracking to Be Allowed within 500 FEET of Nuclear Plants Posted on October 22, 2012 by WashingtonsBlog

Czech police uncovers a $20 million carbon credit fraud

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
*A day later, it also foils a $100 million solar fraud* The most straightforward way to learn what's going on with carbon trading in my country is... to read e-mails from a well-informed Malaysian American at Harvard. ;-) Willie Soon sent me this URL: Police suspect two of carbon credit fraud worth CZK 378m (Prague Monitor) ------------------------------ News in Czech One U.S. dollar is worth 19 Czech crowns (CZK) so the amount these two men earned was nice, $20 million. Some real estate worth half a million dollars was already blocked. The "trick" wasn't too difficult. They bo... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 hour ago
*Never kick a fresh turd on a hot da ~moosedenied.*

Wednesday Afternoon Video

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
Most of you have probably seen this, but why not? It is that kind of day. That’s all, folks.

'Just trust us' - NSA to privacy advocates in court

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Russia Today [image: The logo of the National Security Agency.(AFP Photo / Paul J. Richards)] The US National Security Agency isn’t outright rejecting claims that they’ve been conducting surveillance on everyone in the country, but they want Americans to at least give them the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their intensions. The NSA was in court again this week to challenge a potential class action lawsuit that aims to end the governmental agency’s electronic surveillance program begun by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks;... more »

TRUMP TO OBAMA: "Release college, passport applications, I'll donate $5 million to charity of choice..."

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*From Trump's Facebook page:* http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152199183675725&set=a.488852220724.393301.153080620724&type=1&theater *Matt's Thoughts:* Weak. While I'm fairly certain this is just a tactic to shave a few % points off Obama's side in hopes of breaking the election gridlock, I suppose it will still be interesting to see how Obama responds to this.

Misfeasance in public office

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
*Pikangikum First Nation v. Nault,* 2012 ONCA 705 has a good summary of the law related to the tort of misfeasance in a public office: [54] In *Odhavji Estate v. Woodhouse*, 2003 SCC 69, [2003] 3 S.C.R. 263, at para. 23, Iacobucci J., writing for a unanimous Supreme Court explained that the tort of misfeasance in public office has two elements: (1) The defendant must have engaged in deliberate and unlawful conduct in his or her capacity as a public officer; and (2) The defendant must have known that the conduct was unlawful and that it was likely to harm the plaintiff. [5... more »

Israel halts war games to deploy troops, resources in escalating Gaza sector

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago

Debate Questions

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 2 hours ago
There's been a lot of talk about debate question topics -- the Wonkblog gang yesterday did a nice item about the five most important issues not raised in the debates (housing, Europe, climate, Fed/SCOTUS appointments, campaign finance; I think the first four are good choices). I was wondering in particular about climate, and started thinking about 1996: after the failure of Bill Clinton's health care reform plan, did health care get as little attention that year as climate did after the demise of cap-and-trade? And...nope. Turns out that in the first presidential debate there was a ... more »

U.S. is Allied with and actively Supports Al-Qaeda

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Iran Review *Interview with: James F. Tracy By: Kourosh Ziabari* * * [image: 10-21-12a 023.JPG.jpg] *American political commentator believes that the United States has been constantly allied with Al-Qaeda and supported it militarily and financially. * *"Major media have recently had to acknowledge that US-NATO interests are aligned with Al Qaeda in Syria, of course overlooking the fact that the US and Sunni States also recruited and armed these soldiers of fortune. What the Obama administration has sought to do with the alleged murder of Bin Laden in May 2011 is to close the chapter on... more »

U.S. is Allied with and actively Supports Al-Qaeda

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Iran Review *Interview with: James F. Tracy By: Kourosh Ziabari* * * Professor James F. Tracy*American political commentator believes that the United States has been constantly allied with Al-Qaeda and supported it militarily and financially.* *"Major media have recently had to acknowledge that US-NATO interests are aligned with Al Qaeda in Syria, of course overlooking the fact that the US and Sunni States also recruited and armed these soldiers of fortune. What the Obama administration has sought to do with the alleged murder of Bin Laden in May 2011 is to close the chapter on the o... more »

Legal Liability for Bad Scientific Forecasts in the United States

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 2 hours ago
The verdict in the lawsuit brought against scientists L'Aquila has prompted much discussion and debate. Following the initial poor reporting of the case and its context has followed some much better coverage. For instance, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New Scientist, David Ropeik writing at Scientific American, and some colleagues of mine at Macquarie University writing at The Conversation have all added valuable context and nuance to this discussion. Yet, some in the US scientific community, especially officials at AAAS and AGU continue to wax hyperbolic on this issue. F... more »

Public interest and bail pending appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
*R v Wilcox* 2012 BCCA 413 deals with bail pending appeal. Section 679(3) of the *Criminal Code*, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sets out the factors to be considered on an application for bail on an appeal from conviction. It provides: 679.(3) In the case of an appeal referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (c), the judge of the court of appeal may order that the appellant be released pending the determination of his appeal if the appellant establishes that (a) the appeal or application for leave to appeal is not frivolous; (b) he will surrender himself into custody in accordance with the te... more »

Arizona’s Maricopa County tells Spanish-speaking voters to vote two days late

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Raw Story David Edwards At least two official documents created by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office misinformed Spanish-speaking voters in Arizona of the wrong election day and activists worry that the error could suppress Latino voter turnout on Nov. 6. ABC’s Phoenix affiliate reported last week that a document distributed with voter IDs told Spanish-speaking voters to vote on Nov. 8, but listed the correct Nov. 6 election date in English. And then on Monday, bookmarks distributed by the Recorder’s Office were discovered to have a similar problem: an incorrect Nov. 8 ele... more »

Obama doubled the price of gas!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 2 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012* *At the Times, Peters does it again:* Increasingly, the *dumbness* of our political discourse is its defining feature. No claim is so dumb that it can’t be advanced. Quite often, the New York Times will be on the scene to push the claim along. This morning, it happens again, thanks to Jeremy Peters and his editors. Last week, Peters was busy letting us know what “some say” about past debates. It may have been the dumbest report we’ve ever seen on this low-IQ, evergreen topic. This morning, Peters reports about some overwrought claims being made agains... more »

German Parliament Denied Access To Inspect German Gold Reserves Due To ‘Lack Of Visiting Rooms’

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Silver Doctors German Federal auditors handed in a report slamming the Bundesbank for not inspecting their foreign held gold reserves to verify their book value.* The report says the gold bars “have never been physically checked by the Bundesbank itself or other independent auditors regarding their authenticity or weight.*” Instead, it relies on “written confirmations by the storage sites.” The lion’s share of Germany’s gold reserves (nearly 3,400 tons estimated at $190 billion) are housed in vaults of the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the Bank of France since the p... more »

Are Bloggers an Endangered Species?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 2 hours ago
David Freedlander of the Daily Beast posted an excellent article early this morning that asked a very good question: Are progressive bloggers a dying breed? It was a subject on which I'd touched in one or two articles four years ago when Barack Obama first got elected. Unlike other bloggers, I was looking far beyond the next election cycle and offering an educated guess that liberal blogging, once George W. Bush left office, would go into a slow but steady rate of decline. In that respect, old W. was indeed a uniter rather than a divider. He was able to unite progressives of all di... more »

All Quiet on the Teaching Front

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 3 hours ago
Just a sign that I'm alive. Doing my main spot of this term's teaching these few weeks: Hume's moral philosophy of the *Treatise* for the B.A. candidates and some extra lectures at the primary level ethics course to fill in for a colleague struck by some acute health problems. In parallel, I'm writing on a research report and a part of an article that needs to be delivered about yesterday and doing the odd reading of, for instance, a new Ph.D. thesis on the personal identity objection to advance directives in health care, for which I'm on the examination committee. I have half a post... more »

You Tell Me What is True

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Fukushima plutonium levels said no threat March 9 2012 http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/03/09/Fukushima-plutonium-levels-said-no-threat/UPI-27121331336023/?rel=95671331704513 [excerpted] TOKYO, March 9 (UPI) -- "Plutonium levels at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant aren't much higher than what is in the environment from Cold War-era nuclear tests, researchers say... Researchers examining the area within a roughly 20-mile radius of the damaged plant found levels of radioactive plutonium were about double those from residual fallout from U.S. and former Soviet Union above-grou... more »

Collapsing Standards of Living in the Predatory Oligarchy

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
I concur with Michael Hudson that the financial crisis facilitated the greatest transfer of wealth to occur since the Great Depression http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10279 One way this transfer has occurred is through foreclosures on debt, particularly in housing wherein citizens may have stored some wealth. The foreclosure process centralizes equity. Banks and elite others can leverage their capital to purchase assets that distressed owners can no longer manage. Banks and other elite interests have through government guarantees, loans, and bailouts, been a... more »

Wall Street opens lower on Greek angst

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Stocks opened lower on Friday after Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany, as well as France, want Greece to stay in the euro zone but that Athens must meet its commitments. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-markets-stocks-idUSBRE89L0A420121024

How did Bob Schieffer do Monday night!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 3 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012* *The softball, the filibuster and the unrecognized groaner:* How did Bob Schieffer do Monday night? Right at the start, his evening began with a high, arcing softball for Romney. This was his very first question: SCHIEFFER (10/22/12): The first segment is the challenge of a changing Middle East and the new face of terrorism. I'm going to put this into two segments so you'll have two topic questions within this one segment on the subject. *The first question, and it concerns Libya. The controversy over what happened there continues.* Four Americans ar... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 3 hours ago
*Was there a paedophile ring in the Prime Minister's residence - No 10 Downing Street?* * * *Member of Parliament Tom Watson demands probe* On 24 October 2012, Tom Watson MP, speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, said that a powerful pedophile network may have operated in the UK with links to Parliament and Downing Street. Mr Watson said: "The evidence file used to convict paedophile Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring. "One of its members boasts of a link to a senior aide of a former prime minister, who says he could s... more »

The Colombian “War on Drugs”, A Family Affair

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
Global Research Tom Burghardt [image: Extractive Capitalism and the Divisions in the Latin American Progressive Camp]Last month’s capture of Colombian drug lord Daniel “El Loco” Barrera by Venezuelan police was hailed as a “victory” in the “War on Drugs.”Barrera, accused of smuggling some 900 tons of cocaine into Europe and the U.S. throughout his infamous career, was described by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who announced the arrest on national television, as “the last of the great capos.” But what of the “capo” who enjoyed high office, is wined and dined by U.S. corp... more »

Australia’s Antarctic airstrip melts

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 4 hours ago
[image: Airplanes on Airfield, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Researchers say that global warming has caused the glacial ice on the runway to turn to mush just four years after it was built for about £30 million. ALAMY] By Jonathan Pearlman 24 October 2012 Sydney (The Telegraph) – Researchers said global warming has caused the glacial ice on the runway to turn to mush just four years after it was built for about £30 million. It was due to receive about 20 flights each summer but only six have been able to land in the past two years. The runway was supposed to service Australia's thr... more »

NCLB Waivers Allow Hostile Corporate Takeovers of Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Thanks to Stan Karp for this compilation: *Lawmakers seek to end N.J. takeover of schools*** *The Record* *Paterson would gain control of its public school system for the first time in 21 years under legislation introduced by Democrats that also would limit future state takeovers to five years, lawmakers announced Friday. "It's time for the state to admit that the prolonged takeover of a local school district is a failed experiment, and it's time to return the school districts that have languished under state control back to the people in those school districts," said state Sen. Ron... more »

WHO LOST TRACK OF THE MAINSTREAM PRESS: Two journalists turn on the press corps!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 4 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012* *Part 1—One of the two sounds sincere:* Yesterday, two journalists turned on the mainstream press corps, behaving like traitors to their class. One of these journalists sounds sincere. To our ear, the other does not. But first: This morning, in the 5 o’clock hour, CNN started right in on Benghazi all over again. Transcripts haven’t been posted yet. But the reporting was done by Elise Labott, CNN’s tremendously awful “foreign affairs reporter.” This morning, Labott has already posted a “CNN Wire.” For unknown reasons, she misstated the time at which she... more »

South Africa hits another new record in rhino killings – Two rhino subspecies declared extinct

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 4 hours ago
[image: White rhinos in Namibia. White rhinos are the world's most populous, but suffer massive poaching rates. Ikiwaner via mongabay.com] By Jeremy Hance 18 October 2012 (mongabay.com) – Four hundred and fifty-five rhinos have been killed by poachers in South Africa since the beginning of the year. The number surpasses the record set last year (448) and proves that national efforts to stem poaching have not yet made a dent in actual killings. The mass killing has been spurred on by high demand for powdered rhino horn in Vietnam and China. A traditional curative in Asia, rhino hor... more »

Wednesday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
Richard Weitz notes an intensification of PRC anti-missile defense rhetoric. He points to the implications of robust BMD for China’s minimal deterrence approach and for US-led containment. David Axe reports that John Lehman has a financial stake in a larger navy. Bill French deflates the Romney campaign’s claims of “American Weakness.” Over at Political Violence @ Continue reading

A Culture Of Fear

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 4 hours ago
The Harper government came to power braying about government accountability. To ensure that accountability, they established the Parliamentary Budget Office and hired Kevin Page to keep tabs on government spending. Yet that very same government, Tim Harper writes in today's *Toronto Star*,has frustrated Mr. Page's attempts to do his job: Page is preparing to take more than 60 government departments and deputy ministers to court in a bid to force them to provide information on government cuts, information to which he is entitled under the mandate given him by the very government ... more »

Gregory Nathan Peterson found dead in remote Utah log cabin where he was accused of raping five women

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
- Gregory Nathan Peterson allegedly carried out the assaults after meeting the women on Mormon dating websites - Found with a gunshot wound to the head in upstairs bedroom of cabin by bail bond agents - He was out on bail on multiple charges of rape, assault and kidnapping - Peterson had held Republican fundraisers at the cabin which were attended by politicians including Senator Orrin Hatch, Governor Gary Herbert, and congressional candidate Mia Love http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222297/Gregory-Nathan-Peterson-dead-Utah-log-cabin-accused-raping-5-... more »

Justin and Dante Robinson Arrested for the Murder of Autumn Pasquale

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Justin, 15, and Dante Robinson, 17, from Clayton, New Jersey, have been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposing of a body, tampering with evidence and theft. Justin was also charged with luring. Police believe the teens lured 12-year-old 'tomboy' Autumn Pasquale to their home on Saturday night where they killed her. Justin invited her over under the pretense of trading bike parts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222414/Autumn-Pasquale-Teen-brothers-liked-Find-Autumn-Facebook-page-beat-strangled-bike-parts-dumped-body-recycling-bin.html

Credit card details 'stolen' from 63 Barnes and Noble stores in 9 States after PIN pads hacked

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Cracked: Hackers broke into the PIN pads, where customers swipe their credit cards, and were able to steal financial details The company warned customers to check for unauthorized transactions and to change their personal identification numbers, or PINs. It didn't say how many accounts may have been compromised. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222272/Credit-card-details-possibly-stolen-63-Barnes-Noble-stores-PIN-pads-hacked.html

Second self-immolation death in Tibet after man sets himself on fire outside Chinese government building

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Dorjee Rinchen, 58, burned to death outside the Armed Forces department in Labrang, occupied Tibet, in the second fatal self-immolation protest this week. Security forces later clashed with mourners when they tried to bring his body back to his village in Gansu province, northwestern China. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222340/Second-self-immolation-death-Tibet-man-sets-outside-Chinese-government-building.html

Tibetan man dies after setting himself on fire at monastery in protest against Chinese rule

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The 50-year-old man, identified as Dhondup, set fire to himself at the remote Labrang Monastery in the northwestern Gansu province in China, on Monday. This is the seventh fatality this month as a result of pro-Tibet protests against Chinese rule, the London-based rights group Free Tibet said. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221784/Tibetan-monk-dies-setting-protest-Chinese-rule.html

WotW: View Newspapers Your Way - Digitally

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
I love newspapers. Always have. Maybe it's because my father read the morning newspaper every day growing up. Maybe it's because I loved reading comics as a kid and the sports section as a teenager. I was the editor in chief of my junior high, high school and college newspapers because I loved newspapers so much. Unfortunately, newspapers are starting to go the way of the wagon. They were great while they lasted, but they haven't kept up with the times. While it's sad to see printed versions of newspapers disappear, it's also their own fault. They didn't ride the technology wave, go... more »

Sue Thorn (D-WV) And The Case Against Out Of Touch Elites

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
I don't know if Chris Hayes has ever heard of David McKinely, the tool of the coal barons who was elected to Congress in 2010 in the Tea Party sweep-- let along Sue Thorn, the intrepid and courageous grassroots activist who is taking on the insider DC Establishment in running against him. As corrupted as your garden variety Republican, DCCC Chair Steve Israel and his Blue Dog allies have actively campaigned against Sue. The DCCC won't spend a dime on this very winnable race-- holding out to run egregiously corrupt Mike Oliverio (head of West Virginia ALEC) in 2014-- while the corp... more »

Zynga will slash 170 jobs and close its UK studios after Facebook CEO reveals revenue from FarmVille maker dropped 20%.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Zynga, the maker of social media games like FarmVille and Texas HoldEm Poker, said it will cut about 5 per cent of its full-time workforce and phase out 13 older games. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222267/Zynga-slash-170-jobs-Facebook-CEO-reveals-revenue-FarmVille-maker-dropped-20-cent.html

Israel Bombarded After Militants Die In Gaza

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Israel has been hit with more than 60 missiles in 24 hours in a surge in violence from the Gaza Strip. Three militants from the armed wing of Hamas, which rules in Gaza, were killed in an Israeli counter-attack http://news.sky.com/story/1002043/israel-bombarded-after-militants-die-in-gaza

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 5 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Arthur Rhodes, one of my very favorites, 43. World Series tonight; meanwhile, good stuff: 1. Keith Humphreys writes in defense of Arlen Specter, disputing my claims to the contrary. He may be correct! 2. What may be going on in Ohio, from Nate Cohn. 3. Reporting on binders of women and Big Bird, by Amanda Hess. 4. Joshua Tucker on Intrade; see also a follow-up. 5. And for the last time, at least for this cycle, another edition of Ann Friedman's brilliant debate wraps.

Euro zone business downturn deepens

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Euro zone businesses in October suffered their worst month since the bloc emerged from its last recession more than three years ago, forcing them to cut more jobs to reduce costs. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-poll-oct-pmis-idUSBRE89N0D020121024

Ford is planning to close its Southampton factory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Ford is planning to close its Southampton factory, according to Sky sources. An announcement by the US carmaker is expected on Wednesday. The Swaythling factory, which has built Ford Transit vans since 1972, employs around 500 people. The news comes after Ford confirmed it would close its "under-utilised" factory in Genk, Belgium, resulting in 4,300 job losses. http://news.sky.com/story/1002072/sky-sources-ford-to-close-southampton-plant

Candida: uncertainties, strategies, victories

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 6 hours ago
*I have declared a victory in the war against the yeast and started a normal diet.* *As a result, the yeast cells have been downgraded from hostile eukaryotes and wannabe animals to largely counterproductive oversized molecules. Coming attacks by the microorganisms will be considered sporadic crimes unless the foe manages to convince me to officially wage another war in the future.* In this text, I want to review my struggles against the intruders that were intense in the most recent 50 days. Your humble correspondent will appreciate if you reduce the amount of comment feedback t... more »

Harvard Conservatives

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 6 hours ago
No, it is not an oxymoron, but a new blog.

European Parliament clashes with ministers on EU budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
There is a sharp divide between MEPs and governments over EU spending The MEPs' plan includes a controversial call for EU "own resources" - that is, to fund the EU from direct taxation, such as sales tax (VAT), instead of the current system of national contributions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20040340

Sounds familiar?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
*A ladybug, just after dawn.* The EU suggests small agreements first.... no FTA in the offing, of course... "We could begin with smaller agreements," said Frederic Laplanche, head of the European Economic and Trade Office, when asked about the possibility of a free trade agreement between Taiwan and the EU. Smaller agreements could include an economic cooperation agreement or an investment protection pact, Laplanche said on the sidelines of an EU-Taiwan trade expo in Taipei. * Before any talks on smaller agreements, however, Taiwan needs to remove some trade barriers, such as th... more »

Sagging German economy sends euro lower

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The euro fell and European shares pared early gains on Wednesday after surprisingly weak data from regional powerhouse Germany offset signs that China's economic slowdown had eased. Activity in Germany's manufacturing and service sectors declined for a sixth straight month in October as order books thinned, suggesting Europe's largest economy has clearly stagnated in the second half of 2012. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-markets-global-idUSBRE88901C20121024

Corruption looms large over Ukraine election

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Fighting corruption is a drum every party is beating ahead of an election in the Ukraine next Sunday. But whatever the outcome, few expect an end to a cancer which hits incomes, kills entrepreneurial spirit and deters vitally needed foreign investment. Sounds a bit like Europe http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-ukraine-election-idUSBRE89N0A420121024

AngloGold says to fire 12,000 South Africa strikers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (0500 ET). They did not return... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-safrica-strikes-anglogold-idUSBRE89N0KT20121024

I see you...

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

Syria's Assad agrees to holiday ceasefire: U.N. envoy ....But will the Rebels?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday the Syrian government had agreed to a ceasefire in the war with rebels during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. It was also not clear whether the insurgents would commit to a truce. Rebel sources had earlier told Reuters there was little point if it could not be monitored or enforced. Guess that answers my question... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE88J0X720121024

Pleadings to be read broadly on a motion to strike

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
*Fox v PW Lorch & Associates Ltd, *2012 SKCA 93 is a useful source for the principle that, on motions to strike, pleadings must be read broadly: [10] Because of the possibility that a litigant may be denied their day in court as a result of a successful motion to strike, the courts have generally taken a generous reading of pleadings when faced with such an application cognizant, nevertheless, that the claim must disclose a cause of action. In *Tottrup v. Alberta (Minister of Environment)*, 2000 ABCA 121, 186 D.L.R. (4th) 226: 8 The principles governing an application to ... more »

Efforts to mislead, pressure voters intensify

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Some voters are being told they can cast their ballot by phone. Others are being pressured by their employer to vote Republican. Misleading and intimidating tactics typically reserved for the final days before an election are already in play. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-usa-campaign-voters-idUSBRE89N07M20121024

"Millennium Bomber" faces re-sentencing in Seattle

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
(Reuters) - Convicted "Millennium Bomber" Ahmed Ressam, whose 22-year prison term was judged too lenient by a U.S. appeals court, faces re-sentencing on Wednesday for a foiled New Year's Eve 1999 plot to set off explosives at Los Angeles International Airport. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-usa-security-millennium-idUSBRE89N0L620121024

Argos Overhaul Could See 75 Stores Shut

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
News of store closures as the retailer unveils a digital transformation plan to better compete with rivals like Amazon. Argos has said it will close 75 stores in the UK over the next five years as it unveils a transformation plan for the business. Few more about to lose their Jobs. Will they also Adopt Amazon's Creative Tax Payment *Scam*...Scheme? http://news.sky.com/story/1001858/argos-overhaul-could-see-75-stores-shut

Ford Closes Belgian Factory Causing 4,300 Job Losses... Another Sign we coming OUT of the Recession?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Ford has confirmed it will close its "under-utilised" factory in Genk, Belgium, resulting in 4,300 job losses, as it attempts to deal with a slump in demand across Europe. Hundreds of employees gathered outside the gates of the plant, as the US carmaker said it would end production in the town in 2014. Our Leaders need to stop lying and start telling the truth about the extent of the economic mess which will face Europe and America for years to come. I refuse to believe our governments are stupid or delusional, even though they portray themselves this way, so who would benefit from... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 07:05:42 UTC Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 04:05:42 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.446°N, 140.763°E Depth 69.2 km (43.0 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 17 km (10 miles) E of Funaishikawa, Japan

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 06:50:48 UTC Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:50:48 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 54.778°N, 163.536°W Depth 90.5 km (56.2 miles) Region UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA Distances 11 km (6 miles) SW of False Pass, Alaska

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.0 Region TAIWAN Date time 2012-10-24 05:35:49.3 UTC Location 23.57 N ; 120.54 E Depth 7 km Distance 10 km E Talin, Taiwan

Science Journal Exposes Gardasil and HPV Vaccinations as Unproven, Unjustified and Lacking Evidence-Based Medicine

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
Science Journal Exposes Gardasil and HPV Vaccinations as Unproven, Unjustified and Lacking Evidence-Based Medicine A recent publication in the *Annals of Medicine* has exposed the fraudulent nature of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix. Key messages the researchers report include a lack of evidence for any HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer and lack of evaluation of health risks That's not a big surprise to most advocates in the natural health community, since no vaccine has ever been fully evaluated in humans to assess long-term health risks... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Geologist explains how breach in cavern wall allowed ‘frack out’* *New Bid Protests Halt Contract Execution on Corps Flood Job* *Dead end at West End? What’s the delay in rebuilding this jewel? ~The Lens * *Louisiana Voucher Program Props Up Propaganda, Funds Fundamentalists* *Uproar over L.B. Landry firings grows* *~Opposition to the recent firings of two L.B. Landry High School faculty members has grown from a student walkout and protest to plans to file a federal lawsuit against the state-run Recovery School District on their behalf.* *Wendell Pierce plans next Sterling Expre... more »

5 Effects of Fracking You May Not Know About by Alyssa Figueroa

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
5 Effects of Fracking You May Not Know About by Alyssa Figueroa *We know fracking has environmental and health damages, but there are other terrifying consequences.* What comes to mind when you think of fracking? Perhaps it's images of tap water being lit on fire or stories of families suffering health problems after nearby wells are fracked. Indeed, the health and environmental impacts of fracking are being documented, but it's important to know that fracking is a catalyst for widespread negative consequences. This list includes five effects of fracking you may not have heard ab... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*Obama planned to weaken Israel's main enemy? Website for this image* The worst thing about Obama is: His government's organisation of the Arab Spring. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED - IN TUNISIA AND EGYPT Before the Arab Spring, Tunisia was run by wise technocrats and was liberal, prosperous and generally happy. Now Tunisia has been wrecked. A top politician, Lotfi Nakdh, has just been beaten to death by pro-government forces. Local Politician Dead After Clash Both Obama and Romney "supported the U.S. intervention in Libya... "And both men support working with regional allies to isolat... more »

The Jeremy Bowen Rosh Hashonah complaint

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
The BBC have not replied to my previous complaints or issued me with a case number, so I have tried again. Your Complaint Type of complaint: BBC Online What is your complaint about: BBC News Online URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19601920 Complaint category: Bias Contacted us before: Yes Reason for contacting us again: Haven't received a response yet Reference: - Complaint title: Choice of date for Twitter Q&A was discriminatory Complaint description: I have complained about this twice so far but have yet to receive a reply or even a case code. I am not going to let th... more »

Apple: Innovative IPad Mini

*Apple has unveiled its widely-anticipated 7.9in tablet, the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini will compete straight with cheaper similar-sized tablets lately launched by Google, Amazon, Samsung and others. *The iPad Mini launch ends years of speculation that Apple was considering launching a new, smaller version of its bestselling iPad range. During the presentation, Mr. Schiller stressed out the importance of being able to hold the device in one hand a nod to the more travel-friendly appeal of the slighter devices. However, Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum, *said he had expected t... more »

"It's not optimal"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
I'll tell you what's not optimal, Mr President, having you as President.

US Third Party Presidential Debate - Moderated by Larry King

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
October 23, 2012 In response to widespread blackout from both the mainstream media and political establishment alike, RT is honored to be presenting a platform for the major third-party candidates also vying for the White House this election year to debate. We are offering the event live in cooperation with the debate's organizers, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation. The event is moderated by multi-award winning broadcast journalist Larry King. You can also watch the debate LIVE on RT.com http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air Source: http://americanfreepress.net/

Syria-Iran Gaffe Shows Scumney Too Stupid To Be President

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 9 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe Haven't we had enough stupid MFs as our presidents? Monday night, Mitt Scumney repeated a gaffe that he'd committed several times before. Unfortunately, Obama chose not to drive a Mack truck through that one. I guess he didn't have time to get to all of them. Syria, he said, is Iran's route to the sea. He gets an F in geography, and if his staff doesn't get a grade that low, he obviously hasn't been listening to them. Here's a link explaining the problem. For one thing, Syria and Iran don't even share a common border of any kind. Look at the map. For another, bot... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*A sanitised version of a military punishment.* The U.S. military did not do a good job in keeping its Libyan ambassador safe. And the US military has performed badly in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq... *Killing innocent children. US drone attacks: CIA chiefs face arrest. /*British intelligence officers who supplied CIA with information for drone ... The UK military is just as bad. Tobruk was one in a series of disasters for the British that included "the retreat from Dunkirk, the botched Norwegian campaign, the shameful fall of Singapore, the sinking of the Prince of Wales ... more »

The Haida's Lousy Eco-Bet

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
Read between the lines in the financing agreement between the Haida and the North Coast Credit Union and it appears the Old Massett Village council's $2.5-million gambit was a scheme to generate lucrative carbon credits to flog on world markets. Too bad the band council and their partner, controversial carbon credit entrepreneur, Russ George, didn't take into account the Haida eddies in their plans to dump 200,000 pounds of iron sulphate into the north Pacific waters. Those eddies literally wash away any possible hope of gaining carbon credits for their illegal scheme. *The Haida... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 11 hours ago
Andrea Davison. (Former spy and daughter of John Biggs-Davison reportedly.) *1.* Anonymous left this comment on the post "THE BBC'S JIMMY SAVILE AND CHILD ABUSE COVER-UP": *Andrea Davison, Jimmy Savile... Child Abuse... Arms Shipments... * * **(*JUSTICE DENIED: ANDREA DAVISON, JIMMY SAVILE,..) "*Andrea Davison* worked tirelessly to expose pedophiles in the the Police and in the Government such as Lord M.... and Tory D.... L.... "Both were close friends of ... Margaret Thatcher, who was a close friend of Jimmy Savile... "Andrea Davison started to work with the then shadow Home Secr... more »

Haida Gwai Algae Bloom Stunner

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
What I find startling is that 100 tons was good enough to fertilize an area of 10,000 square kilometers. Thus actual application may end up very practical. Such a region initially established out to sea and generally upwind will produce a bloom that will likely migrate slowly toward the coast and along that coast establishing a maximum effect. It must be said that this area is ideal for this type of experiment as the currents and winds do coincide to drive surface waters inshore to maximize the fishery impact. Just a clearly, the impact footprint strongly suggests ... more »

Why Benghazi Matters with David Frum

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
The bad news is that the president has much to hide and obscure. It is not just that the consulate was the most obvious soft target available that plainly needed defending, but that the nature of the attack was then covered up by the guilty parties. The president is attempting to avoid a public review of his actions and inaction in the Middle East generally where he has much already to answer for. In truth, the ambassador was not properly defended, and his hidey hole was no good. My sense now is that something awful will come out of all this and likely through some... more »

Visitors From Elsewhen

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
First there is no reason to object to the existence of wormholes on a theoretical basis in terms of a 3D manifold. There it then little reason to object to a wormhole in space time itself. That is the operative mechanism. In addition, I do not think that the creation of a wormhole will turn out to be difficult simply because I have one clear report in which a device was cobbled together doing exactly what I would have anticipated and resulting in a forward movement in time. Since it can be created, it is likely easy to then work up the science around it and do everyth... more »

Halving Losses Feeds a Billion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
This informs us that by simply adopting best practice uniformly will add food for one billion new mouths. This is very reassuring. Now we add in the conversion globally to the biochar protocol and the prospective total elimination of fertilizer as a result and we set the stage for global optimization of agriculture itself. Ensuring manpower availability allows just that. What I am saying is that the same land base is able to support plausibly twice what it is now doing. And this all is without the Eden Machine reclaiming deserts and moose salmon cattail culture claimin... more »


        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 11 hours ago
*I feel like I have waited eons for this announcement! Perhaps I have?* *Selamat Gajun! Selamat Ja! Let her rip GFL! -AK *☺ Sheldan Nidle’s Update for the Galactic Federation of Light and Spiritual Hierarchy Life in this universe is hugely abundant and all interrelated. You are part of a magnificent unity—a state that the Creator has graciously spread throughout the many realms comprising physicality. When you ascend, this glorious state of unity becomes the experiential basis from which you think and act.This oneness is a soul-stirring melody that flows through your very ... more »


While Israeli politicians deny that Israelis are racist, it seems that Israelis themselves concede that they are indeed racist and are happy about practicing apartheid and keeping Palestinians from any form of power in the Israeli state even if (or rather, when) Israel annexes the West Bank to become a part of Israel. The latest poll of Israelis reveals the true nature of Israeli Zionism and their desire to keep themselves separate from Arab peoples even in the event of the West Bank being annexed to Israel. Interestingly, the poll, just by discussing the possibility of annexation ... more »


Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 12 hours ago
nope, it's not a photo, it's a PENCIL DRAWING... by Italian professional artist Diego Koi.

CBS4 Investigates: Does Your Vote Count? The Recount Test

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
CBS Miami Michele Gillen [image: A Miami-Dade County Elections Department voting machine during pre-election testing. (Source: CBS4)]INVERNESS (CBS4) – In the sleepy West Coast Florida town of Inverness, as horses graze and Spanish moss hangs still on a breezeless summer day, an elections experiment was about to get underway. Lightening fast computer scanners, locked up ballots and a team of computer scientists from Boston, embarked on a first ever mission to verify that the votes cast in the August, Citrus County primary, are correct. “Believe me we are not looking for trouble b... more »

Tropical Storm Sandy, Caribbean: Hurricane coming, island residents warned; U.S. could be next

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Millions of people in the Caribbean are being warned to get ready for a hurricane that's expected to strike tomorrow, bringing destructive waves and life-threatening mudslides. Tropical Storm Sandy will be a hurricane by morning, and Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba are in its projected path, the National Hurricane Center says. Some areas could see 20 inches of rain in the coming days. The United States might be in for a battering as well. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/23/hurricane-coming-island-residents-warned-u-s-could-be-next/?hpt=hp_t4

Despite plans to reopen next week, ripples from XL Foods closing may spread

david at Alberta Diary - 12 hours ago
Everything from ranches to feedlots to auction operations not quite like this one could be affected by a financial disaster at Nilsson Brothers Inc., the owner of XL Foods in Brooks. With reports yesterday the XL Foods meatpacking plant in Brooks is likely to reopen in a week, media attention is bound to shift back ... more »

Draghi to pitch debt plan to German lawmakers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi faces a two-hour grilling on Wednesday from German lawmakers who fear his bond-buying plan to ease the region's debt crisis could fuel inflation and undermine the ECB's cherished independence. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/23/us-ecb-draghi-germany-idUSBRE89M1M920121023

30 hospitalized after Hubei ammonia gas leak, China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Thirty people remain hospitalized in central China's Hubei Province on Tuesday after an ammonia gas leak in an aquaculture company poisoned over 300 people late on Monday night, according to rescuers. Over 300 people were rushed to local hospitals and 1,000 others were evacuated after the leak in Deyan Aquaculture Company in Honghu City at 11:30 p.m., firefighters who joined the rescue said. http://www.yerkir.am/en/news/33874.htm

Libya: 'former' MI5 agent Annie Machon points the finger at France

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 12 hours ago
this is weird, Bani Walid in Libya enters its fifteenth day under siege; now, this is a year after the France-led NATO 'liberation' of the country. Did 'former' MI5 agent Annie Machon (now resident in Dusseldorf, DE) really just suggest that, "France wanted to protect its TOTAL (a French oil company) oil contracts and went in FAST & HARD via nato," did she really just implicate a private oil company with Corporate War for PROFIT? Is this the truth, or just another revelatory propaganda layer of some fucking sick game? Here's a bit of 'false flag terror' Libya nostalgia from five y... more »

Six people die of unknown fever in Sudan's South Darfu

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
“Unknown fever appeared in various areas of the state and infected 16 people on Saturday and Sunday, and six of them died,” the paper quoted Hassan Mohamed Abul-Hassan, a local official in the state, as saying. “As soon as we received reports on the cases, we have contacted the federal Ministry of Health,” he said, noting that medical teams have been sent to these areas to investigate the cause of the fever and provide treatment for the infected people. http://www.nzweek.com/world/six-people-die-of-unknown-fever-in-sudans-south-darfur-17040/

Fire, explosions at Khartoum military factory in Sudan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
"The authorities are controlling a fire in the El Yarmouk military manufacturing facility," the Sudanese Media Centre, which is close to the security apparatus, said in a brief alert. "It is a military factory," said one witness in the southern Khartoum neighbourhood who heard "big, big explosions." http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gGsJL3yeZi4hXbyDJ7DL5GS5l6jA?docId=CNG.8568b52b484d3f5ad22e607c29b3bfb5.51

Hanford nuclear reservation: Leak Discovered allowing highly radioactive and hazardous waste to leak into the space between the inner and outer shells, Washington

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The agency said Monday that no waste is believed to have leaked from the outer shell into the soil beneath the underground tank on the south-central Washington reservation. The Tri-City Herald reports that earlier testing showed that some of the material seen between the two walls of the tank was radioactive waste. http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/news/inside/article_da38bf20-1cb7-11e2-b9c4-001a4bcf887a.html

Disease spread by biting flies kills deer in Deleware

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Wildlife officials say a disease spread by biting flies has killed about 130 white-tailed deer in the state. Officials say some 74 dead deer were found in Redden State Forest. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/6afa9ab8bf774b209678afc2797ab946/DE--Deer-Disease

Bulgaria shuts nuclear reactor after generator problem

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
"Kozloduy's 1,000-megawatt reactor number six was disconnected from the country's electricity grid at 9:24 am (0624 GMT) due to failure of a control element of the unit's turbogenerator ... that triggered the reactor's shutdown," the plant said. http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n290674

Minor Hydrogen Leak at San Onofre Nuclear Plant, California

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The operators of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant say a hydrogen leak is the latest problem to plague the troubled plant, but it was small and presented no risk to workers or the public. Plant operator Southern California Edison said in a statement Monday that the leak was discovered in a non-nuclear part of the facility Sunday and has been reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Minor-Hydrogen-Leak-at-San-Onofre-Plant-175345931.html

Shark attack on turtle closes part of Kanaha Beach Park, Hawaii

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
After dozens of witnesses saw a shark attack a sea turtle, Maui County ocean safety officers closed a portion of Kanaha Beach Park on Monday afternoon. About 40 people saw a shark chase and attack a sea turtle around 3:30 p.m. http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/566233/Shark-attack-on-turtle-closes-part-of-Kanaha-Beach-Park.html?nav=10

Tornadoes in Northern California tie state record

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The five tornadoes that touched down across Northern California this week tied a single-day record dating to 1996, the National Weather Service said Tuesday http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_21840020/5-northern-california-tornadoes-tie-state-record

Sean Kedzie badly beaten as he tackled men removing Romney sign from outside his home

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A Republican state senator's son was left badly beaten after he confronted two men who were removing a Romney-Ryan sign from outside his home. Sean Kedzie the son of Wisconsin State Senator Neal Kedzie, was left with multiple bruises over his head and face following the incident outside his house in Whitewater in the early hours of Friday morning. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221749/State-senators-son-badly-beaten-tackling-men-removing-Romney-signs.html

Annabelle BOOED for saying she supported Romney on MSNBC...And she is just Nine Years Old....What's wrong with People!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
When host Joe Scarborough little Annabelle her who she thinks should win the election, she offered: 'Mitt Romney.' The live audience in Boca Raton, Florida, instantly began booing. 'She's nine, for God's sake,' Scarborough shouted at the crowd. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222239/MSNBC-audience-boos-girl-NINE-saying-supports-Mitt-Romney.html

White House knew al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for deadly Libya attack just TWO HOURS later, emails reveal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Three emails sent on September 11 by the State Department's Operations Center to multiple government offices mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks. First message went out 20-30 minutes into attack on the embassy http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222247/White-House-knew-al-Qaeda-linked-group-claimed-responsibility-deadly-Libya-attack-just-TWO-HOURS-later-emails-reveal.html

The PlayStation handset that fires mortars: Deadly creativity of Syrian rebels in their battle to overthrow Assad

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Lacking in ammunition and anti-aircraft weaponry, rebels in Aleppo province make their own arms, even using a PlayStation controller to fire mortars. Pictures (clockwise from top left) show opposition fighters adjusting a mortar-launcher; displaying a variety of rockets; readying a slingshot to fire a bomb at the enemy; and preparing a rocket-launcher. The rebels have produced the makeshift arsenal from all the materials they can muster to combat more heavily armed pro-government forces. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222194/Syrian-rebels-turn-home-rocket-launchers-grenade... more »

Cyril McLavin killed when his vintage plane plunged into the sea had been giving children rides along the runway moments before crash

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Cyril McLavin, pictured with his 1946 Globe GC1-A (left), died with his friend when the small aircraft crashed into the Moriches Inlet in Long Island, New York. Emergency workers (right) spent hours looking for the pair but could not save them. Mr McLavin, from Co. Westmeath in Ireland, had spent the day at a charity event at Brookhaven Airport. He had saved for years to own a plane, and only bought the aircraft during the summer. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222111/Pilot-dies-vintage-plane-crash-just-moments-taking-New-York-charity-event.html

Obama Campaign Advisor David Axelrod Dodges NDAA and Kill List Questions

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
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NINE suspects in the frame at BBC: But we aren't allowed to know if they've been suspended

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Nine serving BBC employees are under investigation for ‘serious allegations’ of sexual abuse following the sickening revelations about the late Jimmy Savile Some are being investigated by police while others have been reported to the corporation’s management. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222203/NINE-suspects-frame-BBC-But-arent-allowed-know-theyve-suspended.html

Drug firms are 'risking lives by hiding bad trials and side effects of their medicines'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Dr Sarah Wollaston, a Tory backbencher, said pharmaceutical companies were burying bad news about the effectiveness and side effects of their medicines. Dr Wollaston told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the previous government had spent £500million stockpiling Tamiflu despite companies ‘holding back’ full clinical study reports about the drug’s effectiveness. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222220/Drug-firms-risking-lives-hiding-bad-trials-effects-medicines.html k

Taiwan hospital arson suspect 'upset over illness'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
An elderly man suspected of causing a deadly fire in Taiwan says he was upset over his serious illness, according to prosecutors. The 67-year-old man, identified by his surname Lin, confessed to setting fire to a hospital in the southern city of Tainan, prosecutor Tseng Chao-kai said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20053357

Clegg gives Cameron the nod to veto EU budget rise that demands another £12bn from British taxpayers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
- European Commission wants huge rises in budget - But Deputy PM backs Cameron's desire to veto the decision - Downing Street sources say Europe is 'detached from reality' *(They have only just noticed?)* http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221886/UK-spending-Europe-rise-11-5-BILLION-MEPs-inflation-busting-rise-EU-budget-years.html

British intelligence officers accused of murder over drone attacks in Pakistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
British intelligence officers could be guilty of encouraging murder, or even war crimes, by supplying information to the CIA for drone attacks, it was claimed today. The assertion that GCHQ officers could be complicit in the killing of civilians in Pakistan was made at the beginning of a two day hearing brought by lawyers for Noor Khan, whose father was killed in an attack by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in March 2011. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-intelligence-officers-accused-of-murder-over-drone-attacks-in-pakistan-8223399.html

Rochdale Sex Abuse: Nine Men Charged....And of Course Bailed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
The Attackers:Freddy Kendakumana, 26, has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. Roheez Khan, 26, has been charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. Chola Chansa, 32, has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, Anjam Masood, 30, Mohammed Rafiq, 31, and Asrar Haider, 38 have all been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. Abdul Huk, 36, and Mohammed Ali, 27, have been charged with sexu... more »

California surfer has been killed by a shark off a beach at the Vandenberg Air Force Base

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Another surfer called for help but the male victim was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. He was reportedly bitten on the upper torso http://news.sky.com/story/1001786/man-killed-by-shark-as-helpless-friend-watches

Sharmeka Moffitt 'Set Herself On Fire In Staged KKK Attack'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
A Louisiana woman who told police she was subjected to a racist attack in which three men set her alight and scrawled KKK on her car was lying, investigators have said. "The wounds were self-inflicted," Kyle Hanrahan, a spokesman for the FBI's Louisiana bureau said. http://news.sky.com/story/1001795/woman-set-herself-on-fire-in-staged-kkk-attack

Prisoner Votes: Tory Anger Over Reported Plan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Prime Minister David Cameron has previously said the idea of giving prisoners the vote made him "physically ill". Ministers are preparing to launch a draft bill to comply with a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) despite Parliament voting overwhelmingly to maintain a blanket ban in February. http://news.sky.com/story/1001821/prisoner-votes-tory-anger-over-reported-plan

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:55:27 UTC Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 07:55:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.049°N, 85.500°W Depth 11.1 km (6.9 miles) Region COSTA RICA Distances 9 km (5 miles) W of Hojancha, Costa Rica

Barney Frank Has An Important Message For The LGBT Community

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
A vote for Tisei is a vote for this duo leading Congress John Boehner, who the DCCC made sure would have no opponent of his own to force him to campaign in Ohio, has been stumbling around the country, getting drunk and doing fundraisers for vulnerable Republican incumbents and for promising GOP challengers who will help him carry out the toxic right-wing agenda. He even wandered up to Massachusetts to campaign for the conservative gay Republican, Richard Tisei. I was wondering if he and Gay Victory Fund head Chuck Wolfe and Boehner campaign together for Tisei. We've been explaining w... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 14 hours ago
Change The World Wednesday will be back on October 31, 2012. Until then ... click HERE for the current challenge.

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OAXACA, MEXICO - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:36:43 UTC Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 08:36:43 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 16.581°N, 97.336°W Depth 46.8 km (29.1 miles) Region OAXACA, MEXICO Distances 36 km (22 miles) N of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 6.5 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 00:45:34 UTC Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 06:45:34 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.121°N, 85.314°W Depth 20.1 km (12.5 miles) Region COSTA RICA Distances 10 km (6 miles) NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 00:02:52 UTC Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:02:52 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.750°S, 145.221°E Depth 45.7 km (28.4 miles) Region NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G. Distances 82 km (50 miles) NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 23rd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude M 5.3 Region OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Date time 2012-10-23 22:21:31.9 UTC Location 36.97 N ; 145.81 E Depth 10 km Distance 425 km SE Kesennuma, Japan

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 23rd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 22:15:28 UTC Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:15:28 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.423°S, 177.822°W Depth 628.7 km (390.7 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 263 km (163 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 23rd October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 21:55:16 UTC Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 06:55:16 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.755°N, 142.351°E Depth 42.2 km (26.2 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 64 km (39 miles) ESE of Ofunato, Japan

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind “Adagio for Sleep”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Liquid Mind “Adagio for Sleep” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quFgHlfQAuo&feature=related

hell broke loose

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 15 hours ago

End of The Obamney Universe And The Rebirth of Real American Leadership

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and their brainwashed, dumbed-down followers live in a fantasy-based universe where independent thought and the free expression of opinion are forbidden. It is a universe filled with *hate*, ignorance, collective insanity, and totalitarian propaganda. And apparently they still have horses and bayonets in this crazy universe. This makes sense because it is socially, culturally, intellectually, technologically, and politically sterile and backwards. In the Obamney universe, smoking marijuana is a legal offense, the Federal Reserve and big banks are respon... more »

Important Health News: University Study Shows Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Claims Are Wildly Exaggerated!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
There are many in the real truth movement that have questioned why I constantly put up articles concerning health issues instead of concentrating on material that fingers the criminals responsible for our demise.... I say to critics that the issue of our health is to me absolutely paramount in this fight against the criminal Jewish elite. It is important for everyone to understand that the primary reasons why people have not risen up against these criminals is due to the poisons that these criminals have put into our food and water supplies, along with their use of poisonous chemica... more »

Are You Ashamed Yet? Silly Damned "Democratic" Candidates Expose Their Values

Did I mention how much I luuuuuurvvvve campaigns? And it may all come together in the next two weeks for Obama. No matter what. Watch it. And bet against me. Did I mention that I sussed out (finally) the appeal of NCIS? I love that show, and not least because it's blatantly antiwar. Against all odds. Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 A Debate To Be Ashamed Of On drones, Israel and Iran, Obama and

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"An intriguing and beautiful nebula, NGC 3576 drifts through the Sagittarius arm of our spiral Milky Way Galaxy. Within the region, episodes of star formation are thought to contribute to the complex and suggestive shapes. Powerful winds from the nebula's embedded, young, massive stars shape the looping filaments. * Click image for larger size.* The dramatic false-color image also highlights the contributions of hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen, energized by intense ultraviolet radiation, to the nebular glow. But the glow also silhouettes dense clouds of dust and gas. For example, t... more »

Third Debate Shows Scumney Isn't Ready For Prime Time

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 16 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe What seemed to emerge clearly from Monday night's final presidential debate between incumbent Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Scumney -- er, Romney, may have to get used to that if the bozo really gets elected -- is that he doesn't seem ready for prime time. Oh, he was very well-coached for all three encounters, and did well enough each time. An overscholarly Obama held him to a boring draw in the first debate, then showed a clear edge in the second. In the third, he administered a pretty thorough spanking, exposing some amateurish sides to Scumney ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Russian Nazca Lines: Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered in Russia"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Russian Nazca Lines:* *Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered in Russia"* by Paulo Coelho "A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discovered in Russia may predate Peru’s famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years. The animal-shaped stone structure, located near Lake Zjuratkul in the Ural Mountains, north of Kazakhstan, has an elongated muzzle, four legs and two antlers. A historical Google Earth satellite image from 2007 shows what may be a tail, but this is less clear in more recent imagery. Excluding the possible tail, the animal stretches for about 900 feet (275 meters)... more »

Online advertisers know you better than you think

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 16 hours ago
[image: Web Marketing] By Sarah Wenger, MBAOnline.com 22 October 2012 Online advertisers know you better than you think Technorati Tags: propaganda

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”; Mary Oliver, “Going To Walden”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Finding It Where You Are”* by Chet Raymo “Yes, I've been to Walden. Been there several times, in fact. With students. We sat on the earth at the site of the cabin and read from the book. And the wind stirred the pines, and the hickories, and the oaks, and rippled the pond that shone like silver in the early morning sun. And then, to honor the spirit of the man we came to visit, we sat silently, as if on the stoop of his cabin with friends, knowing that any words, even his own, intruded on the haunting beauty of the place itself. Walden Pond Mary Oliver has a poem called "Go... more »

Graph of the Day: Oceanic pH, 24 million years BP – Present

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 16 hours ago
[image: Oceanic pH, 24 million years BP - present. The rapid change in ocean pH since the Industrial Revolution is likely the fastest in Earth’s history. Turley, C., et al. 2006] The oceans absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions each day. As a result, their pH has declined by 30 percent since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This rapid change in ocean chemistry, called *ocean acidification*, is already threatening habitats like coral reefs, and the future of shellfish like oysters, clams, and mussels is also in jeopardy. This means that nations that rely heavi... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Compiègne, Picardie, France. Thanks for stopping by.

#RoadTrip - Where am I now?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 16 hours ago
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Paul Craig Roberts, "What Obamneycare Really Does"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
* "What Obamneycare Really Does"* by Paul Craig Roberts "Dr. Robert S. Dotson points out [in the following post- CP] that Obamneycare is two versions of the same thing. A person has to be gullible and uninformed to believe the claims of Obama and Romney that their replacements for Medicare will save money and improve care. What the schemes do is convert public monies into private profits. The exploding costs described by Dr. Dotson and the rising profits for private corporations are paid for by reducing health care. For example, Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of New... more »

"Obamneycare – Another Win-Win for the Oligarchs"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Obamneycare – Another Win-Win for the Oligarchs"* by Robert S. Dotson, M.D. “Mitt Romney is a wolf in a wolf’s clothing. Barack Obama is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing, but they both essentially have the same agenda.” – Jill Stein “Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of controversy.” — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, remarks at the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties prior to passage of PPACA... more »

Black Box Voting's Jim March Identifies MOVE Act as an Opportunity to Rig Upcoming Election

Intercept at The Intercept - 17 hours ago
PRN: Green Power And Wellness Excerpts from radio broadcast include Jim March, Craig Unger, Mark Crispin Miller and Jill Simpson. In the last six years, Jim March has focused on Arizona election fraud, especially in Pima County's rigged two billion dollar bond measure in 2006. He identifies the MOVE act as containing the precise mechanism for how the upcoming 2012 Presidential race can be rigged through Karl Rove and his operatives. Towards the end of the clip, he lends his expertise about what to specifically watch for this election season. Click the link above to catch the whole... more »

#RoadTrip - Where am I this afternoon?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
Maybe you haven't seen it from this point of view? [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)

Lesson for the GOP (including you, Tommy Thompson): If you live by the high-priced lie, you better watch your butt

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*GOP slug Dan Lungren says: "What I'm trying to do is transform the system so people participating as candidates can be held responsible for what is said." Ha-ha-ha!* *by Ken* My goodness, this would be hilarious if it were . . . no, let's go with hilarious. Here's the start of a report by the NYT's Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, "Mauled by Ads, Incumbents Look to Declaw Outside Groups": WASHINGTON -- An expansive onslaught of negative political advertisements in Congressional races has left many incumbents, including some Republicans long opposed to restrictions on ca... more »

Iraqi vice president: Iran supplying Assad through ground convoys

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago

Iowa - Here's Your ALEC Answer

2old2care at Because I Can - 17 hours ago
*Found this on the GlobeGazette.com “Ask Us” Section * *No membership list* *Q:* Are or have any of the current candidates for the Iowa’s four congressional districts, either incumbents or challengers, ever been members of ALEC, The American Legislative Exchange Council? *A:* ALEC is a non-profit organization which describes itself as “a constructive forum for state legislators and private sector leaders to discuss and exchange practical, state-level public policy issues” that “focus on free markets, limited government and constitutional division of powers between the federal and st... more »

The Economy: "Approaching The Terminal Point"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Approaching The Terminal Point"* by Monty Pelerin, EconomicNoise.com "Two events are racing at us — an important (possibly existential) election and a fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff is overrated. Under normal conditions politicians always raise the debt limit. After going through a political dance, they will do what they always do. Whether they actually comply with spending restrictions is another issue. Compounding the so-called fiscal cliff issue is the tenuous condition of the country’s finances. The fiscal cliff will not kill the country although the country is dying. Marke... more »
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