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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

25 October - Blogs I'm Following II

10:27 pm MDST

Gilberto Valle's Wife Contacted the FBI

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 minutes ago
The allegations came to light recently when he separated from his wife, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the matter. She contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about "questionable porn" on his computer. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203897404578079263587790222.html Court Documents http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/nypdcomplain102512.pdf

Bo Xilai stripped of last official title

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 minutes ago
Chinese authorities have stripped disgraced former leader Bo Xilai of his legislative membership, his last official title, paving the way for criminal prosecution of a once rising political star whose spectacular fall has thrown the ruling Communist Party into its biggest crisis in decades. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/25/world/asia/china-politics-bo/?hpt=ias_c1

56 die in Burma violence, 2000 homes burnt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 minutes ago
AT least 56 people have been killed and thousands of homes have been torched in a wave of communal violence in western Burma. "Twenty-five men and 31 women have been killed in four townships and 2000 houses were burnt," Rakhine state spokesman Win Myaing said on Friday. The deaths follow an outbreak of violence between Buddhist ethnic Rakhine and Rohingya Muslims in the troubled state. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/die-in-burma-violence-2000-homes-burnt/story-e6frf7k6-1226503956458

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 minutes ago
Hurricane Sandy pounded the Bahamas after claiming 21 lives in the Caribbean, including 11 people killed in eastern Cuba. The hurricane -- now a category two storm -- has wreaked havoc in Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas and Haiti, downing power lines, damaging hundreds of homes and ruining crops. Forecasters warn that the massive hurricane now could merge with North American weather systems and could morph into a powerful hybrid that US media have dubbed a "Frankenstorm." http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gqk07rKdXNPCElEuQvEJhqie5SoA?docId=CNG.95b4f075bc8c2064773d6fc650... more »

Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP's Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 18 minutes ago
PRESS RELEASE Oct. 25, 2012, 2:09 p.m. EDT Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP's Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Spire Law Group, LLP's national home owners' lawsuit, pending in the venue where the "Banksters" control their $43 trillion racketeering scheme (New York) - known as the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History and identifying $43 trillion ($43,... more »

Hurricane Sandy takes aim at U.S.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 26 minutes ago
Hurricane Sandy grew into a major potential threat to the east coast of the United States after hammering Cuba's second-largest city and taking aim at the Bahamas, U.S. forecasters said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121025

Grindr Comes To Politics... Florida First, Of Course

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 27 minutes ago
(click)My friend Irwing is a real looker-- looker like in head-turner. Everybody loves Irwing, regardless of gender. But whenever he's in my car there's this constant buzzing coming out of his pocket. The other day I asked him what it was and he pulled out his iPhone and showed me the popular gay hook-up application Grindr. I'm sure if I was born 30 years later I would be all over it too-- although I noticed scholarly author Daniel Mendelsohn enthusing over it in an *Out* featurette this week-- and he's around my age. And now it looks like at least two of Florida's less savory corp... more »

Two children stabbed to death in NYC apartment, nanny arrested

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 28 minutes ago
A mother returned home to her luxury New York City apartment on Thursday to find two of her young children stabbed to death in the bathtub, and the family's nanny was arrested as the suspect in the killings, police said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-usa-stabbing-newyork-idUSBRE89O1Q920121026

Nicholas Monckford 'Assassinated' In Brussels...2 WEEKS AGO!! NEWS BLACKOUT LIFTED....What else is Brussels Banning the Press from Reporting?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 30 minutes ago
A British businessman was shot dead in Belgium as he left a restaurant with his wife, the lifting of a news blackout reveals. A British oil executive - named by Sky sources as Nicholas Monckford - has been shot dead in Brussels. The killing took place on October 14 but Belgian investigators had imposed a news blackout on the death. A foreign office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Brussels on 14 Oct and we are providing consular assistance." Police said the businessman was shot four times as he left an Italian restaurant in Neder-over-Heembeek, a ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 38 minutes ago
"Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula's popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula is associated with a dramatic transformation. *Click image for larger size. * The planetary nebula phase represents a final stage in the evolution of low mass stars like the sun, as they transform themselves from red giants to hot white dwarf stars and in the process shrug off their outer layers. Ultraviolet radiation fr... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 44 minutes ago
Magnitude mb 4.5 Region SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA Date time 2012-10-26 01:52:59.5 UTC Location 40.03 N ; 75.78 E Depth 1 km Distance 63 km NW Kashi, China

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 46 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 00:33:13 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 09:33:13 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 41.046°N, 142.272°E Depth 59.8 km (37.2 miles) Region HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION Distances 86 km (53 miles) ENE of Misawa, Japan

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake ITALY - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 48 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 23:05:26 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 01:05:26 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.855°N, 16.044°E Depth 3.8 km (2.4 miles) Region SOUTHERN ITALY Distances 5 km (3 miles) W of Morano Calabro, Italy

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 48 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 22:58:19 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 06:58:19 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 11.214°N, 126.100°E Depth 45.1 km (28.0 miles) Region PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION Distances 42 km (26 miles) NE of Sulangan, Philippines

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake POLAND - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 48 minutes ago
Magnitude M 4.1 Region POLAND Date time 2012-10-25 22:45:17.0 UTC Location 51.49 N ; 16.02 E Depth 2 km Distance 2 km SW Polkowice, Poland

Crop Circle Windmill Hill, nr Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire. Reported 14th October, 2012

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 54 minutes ago

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 54 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 22:33:49 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 06:33:49 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 50.133°S, 113.885°E Depth 9.1 km (5.7 miles) Region SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE Distances 1707 km (1060 miles) S of Grasmere, Australia

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN PERU - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 59 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.4 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 20:49:33 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 03:49:33 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.905°S, 76.116°W Depth 8 km (5.0 miles) Region NORTHERN PERU Distances 4 km (2 miles) WSW of Yurimaguas, Peru

Beer O’Clock: ?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
[image: image] Yes, it’s nearly that time. And since I’ll be heading off to Pukekohe to see Counties knock over Otago in the only game of rugby this weekend … I have no idea what I’ll be drinking. But hopefully it will taste like victory! Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

From Darkness Into Light

Wit's End - 1 hour ago
For my birthday-in-exile, my friends Peter and Catarina went to Wit's End to send me pictures of the poor lonely pets I have abandoned while I stay on Cape Cod with my parents. They captured their idiosyncratic personalities with irreproachably clever perfection. CoCo is conspicuously irate, with whiskers curled in haughty opprobrium. River is mournfully censorious. Simon is wistfully perplexed, while Bird, who was generously described by my friends as "overly agile" was actually being his usual psychotic self, racing madly around and no doubt shrieking excitedly. To call it piercin... more »

Bolivia enacts Law of Mother Earth and GMO ban

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Pachamama Law enacted and GMO ban in Bolivia! Reposted from http://www.eldeber.com.bo/nota.php?id=121015233320 Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com   President Evo Morales enacted the Law of Mother Earth and Integral Development to Live Well. Morales issued the Law of Mother Earth in an emotional ceremony at the Palacio Quemado. The Law of Mother Earth and Integral Development to

Bani Walid People Refused Right of Return - Stranded in a Valley

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
You can thank Obama, aka the Bullshiter in Chief, and the "humanitarian" interventionists in the West and the Arab Gulf dictatorships for this tragedy. They're worse than Gaddafi was. They are the real terrorists and real dictators. Sources for videos: Morris.

"The Question To Ask Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer." - Leo Buscaglia

"What is 'Occam's Razor?'''

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"What is 'Occam's Razor?''' by Wikipedia “Occam's razor, also Ockham's razor, is a principle attributed to 14th-century English logician and Franciscan friar, William of Ockham. The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. The principle is often expressed in Latin as the lex parsimoniae ("law of parsimony", "law of economy", or "law of succinctness"): entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem, roughly ... more »

Countering the Corporate-Insurgency

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
A guide to how the war for control is waged upon us, and how to fight back. *by Tony Cartalucci* *October 26, 2012* - The terms insurgency and counterinsurgency can quickly become confusing in a politically motivated context. However, generally speaking, an insurgency seeks to overthrow an established institution or political order, while a counterinsurgency seeks to maintain that order. In the United States, and around much of the world where the nation-state still prevails, the established order is one of national sovereignty based on constitutions and charters produced by each re... more »

California endangers Indigenous Peoples with carbon trading scam

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Indigenous leaders rejecting California REDD hold governor responsible for their safety   Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com   As California lawmakers prepare to launch the state’s cap and trade program as part of its Global Warming Solutions Act, or AB32, indigenous leaders traveled to Sacramento to urge officials not to include an

"Zeno's Paradoxes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Zeno's Paradoxes"* by Joe Kissell "Do you ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to get yourself moving? Or maybe, no matter how hard you try to get caught up, you always seem to lag behind? I have those kinds of days all the time—and so, apparently, did ancient Greek philosophers. One of them, Zeno of Elea, devised an ingenious set of philosophical statements that amount to “proof” that motion is impossible, despite all evidence to the contrary. These statements are known as Zeno’s Paradoxes (or sometimes, collectively, as Zeno’s Paradox), and they continue to v... more »

Robert Fulghum, "Are There Any Questions?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Are There Any Questions?" by Robert Fulghum "Are there any questions?" An offer that comes at the end of college lectures and long meetings. Said when an audience is not only overdosed with information, but when there is no time left anyhow. At times like that you sure do have questions. Like, "Can we leave now?" and "What the hell was this meeting for?" and "Where can I get a drink?" The gesture is supposed to indicate openness on the part of the speaker, I suppose, but if in fact you do ask a question, both the speaker and the audience will give you drop-dead looks. And some... more »

"A Message From The Stone Age"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"These hands were painted on the walls of a cave in Rio Pinturas, Argentina. The hand forms were created by pressing all or part of the hand against the surface, after having applied paint or clay. Despite its clear bodily form, this sign is a surprisingly rare sign, found at just under 7 per cent of the French sites studied. Its earliest know appearance is at Chauvet, from where it seems to have spread out in all directions. By 13,000 years ago it had fallen out of use. Hand symbols also feature at sites in Australia and Burma." - http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/messages-from-... more »

Spring is here!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
After scouring the whole North Island for signs of it over the last week, I can confirm that Spring is now here! And despite the many doubters, I can report it* is* possible to celebrate Spring in Auckland. *With trees!* To celebrate Auckland’s Spring, Patrick Reynolds has tracked down and photographed his favourite city trees. Like this one: [image: image]*Photograph by Patrick Reynolds* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

By the way, it is perfectly legal to photograph police (but it may not prudent)

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
The RCMP don't like being photographed. This sounds familiar - RCMP who don't want to be photographed or subject to review. So they demand a photograph be deleted and if it is not the arrest the photographer and claim he or she was causing a disturbance. It sounds like a second rate Costa Gavras film. http://bit.ly/RmyHeb A B.C. teen who aspires to be a journalist says his rights were violated when he was set upon by security guards and then arrested by police after photographing an incident at Metrotown shopping mall in Burnaby, B.C. Jakub Markiewicz , 16, said he was in the... more »

Trump is Dumb

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 3 hours ago
I loved when Letterman invites Trump to join him and two members of the band after the show for some of the old el diablo at the end of the clip.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Cleveland Rocks

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 3 hours ago
My friends who live there tell me this city really does rock. Feeling it in Jake Tapper's photo of this rousing welcome for Obama. No Eloi vibe here as I see at Romney rallies. I see an ethnically mixed group of enthusiastic and engaged people. *This*is my America. [Other original content at the Detroit News.]

Chet Raymo, “The Sacred Depths of Nature”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Sacred Depths of Nature”* by Chet Raymo “NASA has released the latest and deepest look into space ever, revealing galaxies as they were 13.2 billion years ago, only 500 million years after the big bang. You will remember the Hubble Deep Field and the Ultra Deep Field. This new compilation of all the previous data is called the XDF, the Extreme Deep Field. Do this. Go to the Hubble XDF web site, download the highest resolution version and fill your screen with it. And while you're there, look at the little video below showing the tiny part of the sky imaged by the XDF. I see ... more »

I've lined up the safest company I could think of for Election Night: Henrik Ibsen

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Ibsen's battling Stockmann brothers:* *It's entirely possible that Richard Thomas (right) as Mayor Peter S -- seen here with Boyd Gaines as Dr. Thomas S -- indeed "does everything but twirl his mustache as the bogeyman" in what Bloomberg's Jeremy Gerard describes as "Doug Hughes’s clipped vaudeville of a production" of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People now on Broadway. But I'd still rather be there on Election Night than chained to the TV and the computer.* *by Ken* So the ticket is bought, and can't be exchanged or refunded. But I think I got this one right. For some time now the ... more »

ALEC - Stunning Loss Projected in North Dakota

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
The Ph-ALEC Poll of America (phollowing the real dicks in the 2012 election) is projecting a stunning loss for the American Legislative Exchange Council in North Dakota. Past and present include: John Andrist Rocklin Bateman Wesley R Belter Rick Berg Spencer Berry LeRoy G Berstein Randy G Boehning Bill Bowman Rex Byerly Alan H. Carlson Jack Dalrymple Jeff Delzer Dick Dever John Dorso James Dotzenrod Tom D Freier Bette Grande Partick R Hatlestad Craig Headland Brenda Heller Jim Kasper Rae E Kelsch Jerry Klein Lawrence R Klemin Kim Koppelman Karen Krebsbach Judy Lee Scott Louser Lisa ... more »

Ben Swann Asks Obama: 'How Do You Justify A Kill List?'

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
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Countering the Corporate-Insurgency

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 4 hours ago
A guide to how the war for control is waged upon us, and how to fight back. *by Tony Cartalucci* *October 26, 2012* - The terms insurgency and counterinsurgency can quickly become confusing in a politically motivated context. However, generally speaking, an insurgency seeks to overthrow an established institution or political order, while a counterinsurgency seeks to maintain a particular establishment. In the United States, and around much of the world where the nation-state still prevails, the established order is one of national sovereignty based on constitutions and charters pr... more »

Explaining How NPR Sets Straight All Those Silly People Who Thought Unemployment Was the Country's Biggest Problem

Friends, I hope you remember how much I admire Dean Baker. And I admit I only listen to public radio's music programs now. NPR was perverted by the mandated change in management during the early Bush/Cheney years (yeah, I know, the Clinton years were no picnic either when we were feted with the ideas of starving those undeserving guttersnipes on welfare - the pigs!). I adore this guy and

Texas threatens to arrest International Election Observers, claims they have no right to be there

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

New York Braces for Frankenstorm

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 4 hours ago
New York City is now squarely in the crosshairs of Hurricane Sandy. The NOAA has updated its hurricane track to predict Sandy may slam into the Big Apple on Tuesday morning. *The unique nature of the storm is its scariest aspect. From the National Weather Service :* *THE HIGH DEGREE OF BLOCKING FROM EASTERN NORTH AMERICA ACROSS THE ENTIRE ATLANTIC BASIN IS EXPECTED TO ALLOW THIS UNUSUAL MERGER TO TAKE PLACE, AND ONCE THE COMBINED GYRE MATERIALIZES, IT SHOULD SETTLE BACK TOWARD THE INTERIOR NORTHEAST THROUGH HALLOWEEN, INVITING PERHAPS A GHOULISH NICKNAME FOR THE CYCLONE ALONG TH... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Chalkboards

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
*Have you entered the photo canvas giveaway yet?* One of my absolute favorite props is a chalkboard. You can make a chalkboard say anything you want it to and so it personalizes a shoot to the maximum. My favorite way to use a chalkboard is to fill it with a list of the subjects favorite things at that age. So many times as parents we forget the little things. This helps us remember. Here are some of the ways you can use a chalkboard in your shoot. Newborns- Lay them on a large chalkboard and list their weight, length and time of birth on the chalkboard. Children- List their... more »

"What Is the 'Avoidance of Suffering'?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"What Is the 'Avoidance of Suffering'?" by Carolyn Baker "There is no coming to consciousness without pain." - Carl Jung "In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Sigmund Freud cultivated a very dark perception of humanity as he assessed the baser instincts largely repressed in the human unconscious. His pupil, who became the famous Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, acknowledged the dark side of humanity which drove Freud to utter despair but unlike Freud, Jung came to believe that the dark side was a necessary ally in transforming human consciousness. He spent decad... more »

Neuropsychology: "The Battle of the Brain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"The Battle of the Brain" by Iain McGilchrist "Why is the brain divided? If it is about making connections, why has evolution so carefully preserved the segregation of its hemispheres? Almost every function once thought to be the province of one or other hemisphere—language, imagery, reason, emotion—is served by both hemispheres, not one. There is nonetheless a highly significant difference in how the two hemispheres work, giving rise to two wholly distinct takes on the world. Normally we synthesize them without being aware that we are doing so. But one of the two hemispheres ca... more »

America Is Too Generous With Israel's Extremist Government

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
"It seems to me that it’s pretty hard to imagine us going into Iraq without the strong lobbying efforts from AIPAC [American Israeli Public Affairs Committee] and the neocons, who think they know what’s good for Israel more than Israel knows. The invisible elephant in the room on this issue is the Israeli factor. People don’t like to talk about it." - General Odom, from the article, *"General Condemnation,"* by George Kenney, In These Times, March 8, 2006. The only way there can be peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Muslims in general, is a fundamental change in ... more »

A Paul Ryan Halloween

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 6 hours ago
Might as well get them used to the system New World Order while they're young... [cartoon via]

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Raw food is not real food

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
A diet consisting only of raw, uncooked food is one of many fad diets currently fashionable, one purporting to be healthy. Sadly, for my many friends partaking of the fad, eating a raw food diet is a recipe for disaster if you’re trying to boost your … brainpower. That’s because humans would have to spend more than 9 hours a day eating to get enough energy from unprocessed raw food alone to support our large brains. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

N0, it really wasn’t about a YouTube video

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Can we now get over the nonsense perpetrated by the media and the Obama Administration that the attack on the Benghazi Embassy, and the murder and desecration of Ambassador Chris Stevens, were the result of a random protest against an ill-made YouTube video? Can we get over Vice President Biden’s assertion that the reason the Obama Administration spent weeks falsely blaming it on the video was "Because that was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community" ? Because a flood of State Department emails released by Reuters makes clear that within two hours of the attack,... more »

There Was No Quorum In The Creating The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and The Income Tax Reforms Act

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/the-government-has-now-conceded.html Wednesday, October 24, 2012 THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW CONCEDED THE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE OF THE INVALIDITY OF TITLE 18!! The foundation argument made is based on "no Constitutional" passage due to a lack of a quorum. *There was no quorum in the creating the Federal Reserve act of 1913 either and the Income Tax Reforms Act, created the IRS, was never ratified. * The following is the crack in the dam of the US corporation. This argument is valid in many other areas of unconstitutionality. THE GOVERNMEN... more »

Calgacus, "They Make A Desert..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"You have not tasted servitude. There is no land beyond us and even the sea is no safe refuge when we are threatened by the Roman fleet... We are the last people on earth, and the last to be free: our very remoteness in a land known only to rumor has protected us up till this day. Today the furthest bounds of Britain lie open—and everything unknown is given an inflated worth. But now there is no people beyond us, nothing but tides and rocks and, more deadly than these, the Romans. ․ It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. They have pillaged t... more »

Ricky Jones: Diabetic in car crash suffering sugar drop tazed by police officer

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago

"A Failed Formula For Worldwide War"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"A Failed Formula For Worldwide War"* How the Empire Changed Its Face, But Not Its Nature By Nick Turse "They looked like a gang of geriatric giants. Clad in smart casual attire - dress shirts, sweaters, and jeans - and incongruous blue hospital booties, they strode around “the world,” stopping to stroke their chins and ponder this or that potential crisis. Among them was General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a button-down shirt and jeans, without a medal or a ribbon in sight, his arms crossed, his gaze fixed. He had one foot planted firmly in Rus... more »

All that's missing is the flight suit

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 7 hours ago
Adding a bit to the Morlock theme of yesterday's post, this photo looks to me like the Eloi lining up to submit to their Morlock master. [photo via Zeke Miller] This was taken at a Romney rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where Mr. Romnesia told the crowd: "I'm optimistic, not just about winning. We are going to win, by the way." Of course the latest polls aren't exactly agreeing with that optimism but the internets tell me it hasn't stopped the Romnesia campaign from "unskewing" (read that as lying to themselves and their supporters) the unfavorable numbers and inventing their own fa... more »

About those 'peaceful' anti-choice protesters. . .

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
Now that the MSM has twigged to the Jubilee Jailbirds, some sensible stuff is appearing. Here's Colby Cosh calling BS on the 'civil disobedience' claim by serial convicted clinic harasser and bully, Mary Wagner. Because, you know, going where you're not wanted, upsetting people, and getting into a 'tussle' is totally like Martin Luther King or Gandhi or Jesus or something. Look what just happened yesterday in Oregon. Tolhurst, who gave his address as a motel, had been protesting by himself since June outside the health center. He came and went on a bicycle, with his signs in a duff... more »

Will Voters Choose Less Generational Income Mobility?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The other night I was watching an episode of the History Channel's fascinating--albeit extremely elitist-oriented-- series, *The Men Who Built America*. I tuned in just when they were talking about one of the most abhorrent of America's avaricious robber barons (widely acknowledged the most hated man in America), Henry Frick-- kind of a David Koch/Mitt Romney of his day-- who was vilified for an utter lack of morality. Founder of the notorious South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Frick demanded the earthen damn holding back Lake Conemaugh be structurally... more »

Chris Floyd, "Welcome to the Age of Hell"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Welcome to the Age of Hell: Entrenching Murder as the American Way"* by Chris Floyd "The Washington Post has just laid out, in horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administration's ongoing effort to expand, entrench and "codify" the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the policy apparatus of future administrations, so that the killing of human beings outside all pretense of legal process will go on, year after ... more »

Catholic Church expels Bishop Williamson. Questioning 'The Holocaust' Will Not Be Tolerated

. * * *See the report about the expulsion of Bishop Williamson from the SSPX. The last voice of important and essential truth within the Catholic Church has now been silenced.* *Williamson says there were no human gas chambers in the German camps. That this is true is now provable beyond the tiniest doubt. The honourable Bishop has been trying to blow the whistle to Catholics, Christians and the world at large about the greatest lie afflicting mankind. * * * *Behind the great shield that this lie has created hides the 'international Jewish banking cartel and its Orthodox and Masonic... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake COQUIMBO, CHILE - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude mb 4.8 Region COQUIMBO, CHILE Date time 2012-10-25 19:25:41.0 UTC Location 29.55 S ; 71.06 W Depth 70 km Distance 43 km NE La serena, Chile

Radioactive Substance Found in Santa Monica, California

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Fire crews have blocked off the parking lot outside Albertson's grocery store in Santa Monica while a hazardous materials team investigates a low-level radioactive substance which was found inside a trash bin close by. http://www.atvn.org/news/2012/10/radioactive-substance-found-santa-monica

Heard Island volcano starts to Erupt, Australia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Heard Island is a tiny speck of Australian territory near Antarctica NASA says there are "signs of an eruption on Heard Island" There is no one there, except for the penguins RELAX. Stay calm. Everything's almost certainly going to be OK. Unless you're a penguin. If you're a penguin, it may just pay to panic like hell. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/travel/penguin-panic-is-this-aussie-volcano-exploding/story-e6frg8rf-1226503216407

GAIA PORTAL: Gaia Upgrade Nears Completion

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
Gaia Upgrade Nears Completion by ÉirePort Galactic imprints are being overlaid and interwoven into upgraded Gaia grids. Connections to Galactic communications channels is implemented. Gaia communicates directly with Higher Galactic Command centers. Gaia upgrade nears completion. Sufficient for next steps to commence. Gaia appearance includes iridescent star image. Gaia now embodies Star Citizenship. ÉirePort | October 25, 2012 at 19:11

UK Growth or 'triple dip'?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The Q3 figure is so strong that it will lead to a downward rebound in Q4. The words 'triple dip' are now being bandied around. There is also the interpretation that the London Olympics skewed the figures, along with an extra public holiday. (I seem to remember last year's extra public holiday was thought to have depressed output.) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20090626

Catch of the Day

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 8 hours ago
Ed Kilgore reads a dispatch from ace Nevada reporter Jon Ralston about why Mitt Romney is actively contesting Nevada, and concludes: So Ralston asks a simple question and comes up with a bunch of possible answers: maybe it’s about internal polls, or maybe it’s about downballot races, or maybe it’s a thank-you note to Sheldon Adelson or maybe it’s just because they have the money so why not spend it? Truth be told, most campaigns are rolling balls of madness just beneath the surface. Yup, and a terribly important insight. This is actually why I put so much emphasis on the likelihood... more »

Discovery Channel – Militia Rising – Watchmen of America

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
http://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/apocalypses-anyone-discovery-channel-militia-rising-watchmen-of-america/ Apocalypse(s) Anyone?… *”Discovery Channel – Militia Rising – Watchmen of America”* Posted on 2012/10/24 From Removing the Shackles: Now I’m not one to pay much attention to military and militia and all that, but since listening to the Drake, I realized that there is an intent behind the militia beyond anything “military”, and that they may serve as community groups prepared to help out in emergencies. But the reason I post this, is that this program airs ... more »

UFAA - LIVE Event NYC October 27, 2012 Noon (EDT)

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 8 hours ago
Sick of Obama and Romney? Breakout from two party captivity. Join Dr. Webster Tarpley, Dr. Randy Short, Cindy Sheehan, Eric Draitser and more, this Saturday for UFAA's inaugural meeting, New York City. Or watch it LIVE online. *AgainstAusterity.org* Current time in NYC: Sick of Obama and Romney? Break out of two party captivity. Join the inaugural meeting of the United Front Against Austerity (UFAA) LIVE this Saturday, October 27, 2012 beginning at noon (New York time). If you are in the New York City area and would like to attend, please RSVP here. The event will be held at INN ... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*Derek Laud allegedly caused an accident while driving on the wrong side of the road in East Hampton in 1996. Laud a London lobbyist and fund-raiser for Prime Minister John Major was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and driving without a license. *Ex-Thatcher Aide Sued - New York Daily News... Derek Laud (born in Chelsea in London) is a former British political adviser... (Derek Laud - Wikipedia..) Laud is a long standing family friend of Samantha Cameron's family and a personal friend of *David Cameron *and attended their wedding at Ginge, in Oxford... more »

Miko Peled's Speech About Israel And Palestine [June 2012]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Source: Mondoweiss - *"Peled: The only way forward is ‘transformation’ of a racist apartheid state into a democracy."*

Gardasil Fingerprints Found in Post-Mortem Samples

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Norma Erickson, *President* *SaneVax* For the first time in history, a biologically plausible mechanism of action has been discovered linking a vaccine to a serious adverse event. Gardasil has left behind its genetic fingerprint in post-mortem central nervous system samples of two girls who took this vaccine. Two teenage girls from opposite ends of the world – both dead before their time have two additional things in common. They both took Gardasil to try and prevent cervical cancer and fragments of the HPV-16-L1 antigen used in Gardasil have been found in blood vessels within t... more »

Did Ed Balls lie on the BBC in 2011?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Judge for yourself, first an interview with Andrew Neil for the BBC's Daily Politics And then with Adam Boulton on Sky I leave you to draw your own conclusions as to the veracity of Ed Balls's line of argument but just look at Ed Balls' staring eyes in the last part of the Sky video; is Ed 'Blinky' Balls trying desperately not to blink? Writing of Ed Balls's relationship with the truth reminded me of a piece I wrote in 2011. Here's a long extract that you might find interesting (*where did I find the time to write such long pieces as recently as 2011?*): '... the documents publis... more »

Top Survival Items At The Supermarket Besides Food

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
*Activist Post* Previously we have written about the best survival foods found at your local grocery store. But food is not the only thing in supermarkets that can be useful for surviving potential crises. In fact, since large supermarkets have a huge selection besides food, they can provide most survival essentials outside of tools and weapons. Here are just some of the important survival items to buy in bulk while grocery shopping. Please add any items we missed into the comment section below. *First Aid Kit:* Most grocery stores these days will have pre-made first aid kits... more »

Jay D. Jurie : 'Weimar Moment' or Chicken Little?

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
"Pillars of Society." Painting by militantly anti-Nazi German Dadaist George Grosz, 1926, during the Weimar Republic. Image from Alpha History. It can't happen here: A 'Weimar moment' or Chicken Little? Whether or not the U.S. is at a 'Weimar moment,' those who are concerned about such a possibility should not be accused of needlessly worrying that "the sky is falling." By Jay D. Jurie / The

RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : 'Texas Jewboy' Kinky Friedman Mulls Second Run for Governor's Mansion

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
Kinky Friedman in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, October 19, 2012. Photo by William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: The Kinkster talks music and politics and second run for Texas governor By Thorne Webb Dreyer / The Rag Blog / October 25, 2012 Noted Texas Singer-songwriter, mystery writer, and social satirist Kinky Friedman of “Texas Jewboys” fame -- and a

The Evil Face of the Republican Party

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
From *AlterNet -* * *

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake PAPUA, INDONESIA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.9 Region PAPUA, INDONESIA Date time 2012-10-25 18:57:07.1 UTC Location 3.74 S ; 140.39 E Depth 10 km Distance 125 km S Aberpura, Indonesia

Seven Curses - Bob Dylan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude mb 5.7 Region FIJI REGION Date time 2012-10-25 18:40:30.0 UTC Location 19.92 S ; 178.04 W Depth 473 km Distances 323 km NW Nuku'alofa

The End of the Road for Mitch Romney?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
A Massachusetts court has unsealed the transcripts of a 20-year old divorce case between the CEO of Staples and his wife that could spell the end of Mitch Romney's chances to become America's next president. *AlterNet* has the transcripts and is poring over them right now. At issue is whether Romney lied to the court about the value of the husband's shares in Staples. It's alleged that Romney gave evidence under oath to mislead the court into finding the shares were worth far less than their actual value. Then after the wife had been left high and dry, Romney and his Staples bud... more »

Ecuador seeks Julian Assange hospital assurances

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Ecuador says it has sought assurances that Julian Assange would not be arrested if he was taken from its embassy in London to hospital, saying it is "very concerned" over his health. Foreign minister Ricardo Patino said the Wikileaks founder's health "was beginning to be jeopardised". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20088972

Russia wants answers on NATO post-2014 Afghan mission

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Russia wants to know more about the scale and scope of NATO's post-2014 mission in Afghanistan before deciding whether to keep cooperating with the Western alliance, an envoy for President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/uk-russia-afghanistan-nato-idUKBRE89O18820121025

Sudan: a front for Israel's proxy war on Sinai jihadis?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
If Israel bombed a Sudanese munitions factory, as Khartoum alleges, the raid was part of its widening proxy war against Islamist militants in neighbouring Egypt which the Jewish state is reluctant to confront directly. A huge explosion ripped through the factory near the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday, killing two people, with Sudan swiftly accusing Israel of sending four military planes to take out the complex. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/uk-sudan-planes-israel-idUKBRE89O1DJ20121025

Bashar al-Assad agrees to ceasefire, but rebels have other Plans as they advance in Aleppo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Syria's government and rebel leaders have agreed a ceasefire, but its chances of success were already put in doubt by a series of opposition victories in the northern city of Aleppo. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9634345/Syria-Bashar-al-Assad-agrees-to-ceasefire-but-rebels-advance-in-Aleppo.html

Hurricane Sandy: The collision of a hurricane and arctic blast over the East Coast may be worse than 1991's "Perfect Storm."

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Government forecasters on Thursday upped the odds of a major weather mess, now saying there's a 90 percent chance that the East will get steady gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and maybe snow starting Sunday and stretching past Halloween on Wednesday. Meteorologists say it is likely to cause $1 billion in damages. http://news.yahoo.com/noaa-east-beware-coming-frankenstorm-171317994.html

Senate Roundup: Every Seat Matters

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
The important thing to remember about Senate elections is that every single one counts. It's not like the House, where for the next two years it doesn't matter all that much whether the Republicans have a 15 seat or 25 seat or 35 seat advantage...it matters some, but not all that much. Party "control" -- majority, that is -- simply overwhelms everything else. That's not true in the Senate. Sure, it matters quite a bit which party is in the majority. But the size of the majority matters, and the identity of individual Senators matters far more than the identity of individual Members ... more »

Extremely Important Must See Documentary: IsraHELL On Earth!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I have long been a supporter of the proud people of occupied Palestine in their fight against the oppression of the occupation by the criminal state of Israel. It is truly sad to see how these people are denied their rights to their own land by a group of criminal invaders that want the entire region for themselves and will carry out acts of mass murder and genocide to achieve their sick goal. For this article, I want to present one of the best documentaries that I have seen in quite a while that tells the truth about how the Palestinians have truly suffered under the Israeli occ... more »

Meningitis outbreak spreads to 18 states with South Carolina case

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The South Carolina patient was one of 11 new cases of meningitis reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the national total to 323, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death toll from the outbreak was unchanged at 24, according to CDC figures. Most received steroid injections for back pain. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-usa-health-meningitis-idUSBRE89M08V20121025

Quest for the Perfect Apple Cider

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
I was pleased to see this item. It was an obvious step but one is always grateful to discover others have come along to the same conclusion. From first settlement and Johnny Appleseed, every pioneer planted apples. Most were likely wild or so close as to not matter. This melange of trees found a home in every fence row as the fields were established. Orchards were created to generally produce home brew as the most of the apples themselves were inedible. If edible they were put in storage for the winter. The result is that any local grower can produce a interesting and... more »

Gilberto Valle conspired with an unnamed partner in 'Kidnap And Cannibal Plot'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
"The allegations in the complaint really need no description from us,” FBI acting assistant director Mary Galligan said. “They speak for themselves". The FBI first learned of Valle's plan last month when he discussed it on emails and instant messages from his home computer, according to police documents. A search of his computer allegedly revealed files kept on at least 100 women, all including their names and pictures, and often containing personal details such as their addresses. Valle is believed to have used law enforcement databases to gather his list of potential victims. h... more »

A Canadian Tests America's Citizens United Decision

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Meet Canadian businessman, V. Prem Watsa. He's the founder, CEO, Chairman and 45% shareholder of Fairfax Financial, a Canadian insurance and investment management company. Fairfax, in turn, owns a Connecticut reinsurance company, OdysseyRe, where Watsa is also Chairman of the Board. OdysseyRe recently donated $1-million to Restore Our Future, a SuperPac supporting Mitch Romney. The U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision in *Citizens United* seems to make this sort of donation just dandy. Except the U.S. also has a law prohibiting any foreign national from directly or i... more »

Patrick Moran forced to resign from father's campaign after being caught on video endorsing voter fraud

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Patrick Moran, the son of Virginian Democratic congressman Jim Moran, has resigned as a field director for his father's campaign after a video showed him discussing plans to cast fraudulent ballots. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223031/Democratic-congressmans-son-forced-resign-fathers-campaign-caught-video-endorsing-voter-fraud.html

FBI to investigate fake polling letters aimed at intimidating Florida voters after Republican Party Chairman receives one in the mail

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The fake polling letters raise questions about the voter's citizenship and appear to intend to intimidate people The FBI is joining an investigation into bogus letters sent to many Florida residents, including the Republican Party of Florida chairman, that raise questions about their eligibility to vote. The FBI will focus on letters received by voters in 18 counties in central and southwest Florida. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222935/FBI-investigate-fake-polling-letters-aimed-intimidating-Florida-voters-Republican-Party-Chairman-receives-mail.html

Appeal rights from arbitration awards may be varied by contract

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
*Patton-Casse v. Casse*, 2012 ONCA 709 is a source for the principle that the rights of appeal from arbitrations can be varied by prior agreement: [9] The appeal judge correctly identified that the appeal was one of mixed fact and law and that the rights of appeal in the arbitration agreement were unlimited. That is, while the *Arbitration Act*, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 17, significantly limits the appeals of arbitration awards, it does permit the parties to contract out of this limitation by specifically agreeing to more wide-ranging appeal rights. This is what happened he... more »

Smoking Pot is Really Bad for You Except When It's Good

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Blame UCLA professor Don Tashkin for the confusion. Tashkin, a professor of pulmonology at the David Geffin School of Medicine, has been "the guy" on the perils of pot smoking for decades. *He was the lead investigator on studies dating back to the 1970s that identified the compounds in marijuana smoke that are toxic. It was Tashkin who published photomicrographs showing that marijuana smoke damages cells lining the upper airways. It was the Tashkin lab reporting that benzpyrene -- a component of tobacco smoke that plays a role in most lung cancers -- is especially prevalent in... more »

Blood is Their Argument: The Real Campaign Trail

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
Empire Burlesque Chris Floyd Drone victim in North Waziristan"...for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument?" -- Shakespeare, Henry V Even as the presidential candidates meet in ersatz agon to spew their self-serving lies and scripted zingers in a "debate" on foreign policy, the real campaign -- the campaign of blood and bone, of death and terror, being waged in Pakistan by the American government -- goes on it all its horror. This week, the Mail on Sunday -- one of Britain's most conservative newspapers -- published a story outlining, in horri... more »

Austin Reed Sigg CONFESSES to murder of Jessica Ridgeway as he comes face-to-face with her family in court

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Austin Reed Sigg, 17, from Colorado, made his first court appearance today in the death of Jessica and an assault on a 22-year-old female runner in May. Authorities saying they have overwhelming DNA evidence against Sigg and revealed some was found on the ten-year-old's back pack. Sigg kept his head bowed for much of the time, talking with his attorney but otherwise saying very little. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223148/Death-obsessed-teen-confesses-murder-Jessica-Ridgeway-appearing-court-distraught-family-break-down.html

Twitter Spy's: Secret Service asks Twitter users to spy on each other by reporting threatening tweets

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The Secret Service is encouraging web users to spy on their Twitter feeds and report any messages which appear 'concerning'. The appeal seems to be timed to coincide with the election campaign, when an increasing number of political partisans tweet threatening messages to candidates they oppose. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223183/Secret-Service-asks-Twitter-users-spy-reporting-threatening-tweets.html

Felicia Garcia Suicide: Bullied teen jumps to her death in front of train after being tormented by school bullies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
- Felicia Garcia, 15, leaped to her death around 3.15pm yesterday at the Huguenot Staten Island Railway station in Staten Island, New York - Distraught friends said the teen, who lived in foster care, had long been tormented by school bullies, particularly football players - She had written of her depression on social media and uploaded a disturbing image of herself on Monday seemingly with her mouth sewn shut http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223133/Felicia-Garcia-suicide-Bullied-teen-jumps-death-train-schoolmates-look-horror-just-days-harrowing-tweet.html

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake KYUSHU, JAPAN - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 16:54:16 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 01:54:16 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 31.943°N, 131.661°E Depth 41.7 km (25.9 miles) Region KYUSHU, JAPAN Distances 22 km (13 miles) E of Miyazaki-shi, Japan

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake POTOSI, BOLIVIA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.0 Region POTOSI, BOLIVIA Date time 2012-10-25 16:01:08.0 UTC Location 21.51 S ; 67.16 W Depth 262 km Distances 122 km S Uyuni, Bolivia


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 10 hours ago
*American Scofflaw* * 假DEAD拉丹的画廊* * 当然,他没有这样做。奥巴马是在华盛顿DC,而巴基斯坦军队袭击了房子。一位邻居说,他们认为这可能是本·拉登在那里居住和奥巴马派出海豹突击队抢“乌萨 马”的宣传。除非,当然,这不是本·拉登(实际上是死于自然原因在2001年年底)。海豹突击队的时候,得到的消息了命令,他们没有真正的奥萨马·本· 链,一个字都泄露出去,而不是承认一个令人尴尬的错误,他们抓获的男子身体被倾倒入海洋和整个乱舞的伪造的照片发布到网络上,说服大家,是的,它是真正的 乌萨马·本·邦·拉登。 * * 而对于我们的英语同志* Of course, he didn't. Obama was in Washington DC while Pakistani forces attacked the house. Then a neighbor said they thought it might be Bin Laden living in there and Obama sent in the SEALs to grab "Osama" for the publicity. Except, of course, it wasn't Bin Laden (who actually died in late 2001 of natural... more »

Caracol's Industrial Park...Not so Risky (Posted by Roger Annis-CHAN)

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 10 hours ago
*SAE-E's "risky" play in Haiti (Caracol Industrial Park)* By CEPR, October 23, 2012 http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/relief-and-reconstruction-watch/sae-as-risky-play-in-haiti As both Clintons and a coterie of celebrities and foreign investors flew into northern Haiti yesterday, some took the opportunity to praise Sae-A, the giant Korean garment manufacturer that opened a factory in the new Caracol industrial park. Hillary Clinton, for one, told reporters: "And I too want to thank Sae-A, because Sae-A took a decision that was something of a risk, never having worked in Haiti be... more »

Today's Chuckles from the Times-Colonist

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Big story in this morning's *Times-Colonist* headlined "Severed head found in Edmonton alley; link to body probed." Apparently the Edmonton police are trying to figure out if there's any possible connection between the head recovered from a dumpster and a headless body found around the same time in a ditch. Must probe... And a Montreal bureaucrat is roundly scolded for saying it wasn't his job to report corruption he witnessed at City Hall. This same guy, retired city engineer Gilles Surprenant had earlier admitted pocketing $600,000 from rigged contracts. Surprenant excused... more »

Two Years of Cholera...Posted by Roger Annis (CHAN)

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 10 hours ago
*Two years after the outbreak of cholera in Haiti, access to clean water and sanitation is desperately needed* *Oct. 22, 2012, Washington, D.C.* – On the second anniversary of the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in **Haiti**, human rights groups, faith-based organizations, policy institutes, and humanitarian organizations renew their call for the United Nations and**U.S.** government to help ****Haiti**** install the clean water and sanitation infrastructure necessary to control the ongoing epidemic.**** The cholera epidemic in **Haiti** has received less **U.S.** attention durin... more »

We’ll always have Benghazi!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012* *Or at least until Election Day on Anderson Cooper’s show:* Anderson Cooper was at it again last night, worrying over Benghazi. At least until Election Day, we will always have Benghazi on Anderson Cooper’s show. That said, has Cooper ever read the transcripts of what Susan Rice actually said? Early in last night’s program, Bush Homeland Security hack Fran Townsend offered a rather inaccurate paraphrase. Anderson Cooper let it go, as he always does: COOPER (10/24/12): Fran, what do you make of this e-mail that was sent to a number of State Department ... more »

Partners in Health e-Advertisement Regarding Cholera

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 10 hours ago
The numbers are staggering, John. Since the epidemic began in Haiti two years ago, cholera has sickened more than 600,000 people and killed more than 7,500. Last year, Haiti logged more cases than all the rest of the world combined, according to the World Health Organization. This year the epidemic is on track to be among the world's worst again, with nearly 77,000 cases and 550 deaths, according to the Haitian Ministry of Health. We're continuing to see cases rise and fall with seasonal rains. Hurricane Sandy, which passed by Haiti last night, brought downpours that have swelled ... more »

French interior minister accused of clearing out tramps and gypsies in stylish part of Paris 'so his wife can go shopping in peace'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Manuel Valls, 50, reportedly told officers to show 'zero tolerance' in evicting homeless people from around the Place de la Bastille near his home in Paris. According to satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné, Mr Valls ordered the clean-up at the request of his glamorous wife, Anne Gravoin, after she allegedly complained to him of being accosted by a drunken down-and-out on a trip to Franprix supermarket. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222968/French-interior-minister-accused-clearing-tramps-gypsies-wife-shopping-peace.html

Ms Yanhong Class of Unspeakable cruelty! - China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Ms Yanhong's class in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, show children with buckets on their heads, with their mouths taped shut and headfirst in bins. Another shows a shelf in the classroom littered with empty beer bottles. The teacher exposed her own appalling behaviour by sending the shocking image to a friend, prompting a storm of criticism after it was posted online. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223120/Unspeakable-cruelty-Picture-emerges-Chinese-teacher-holding-screaming-pupil-ground-EARS.html

Germany: Refugees set up camp near Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Asylum seekers settled right in front of to the Brandenburg Gate to protest against the conditions for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany

NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle Arrested after he 'planned to kidnap women then rape, kill, cook and eat them'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
- Gilbert Valle 'created list of up to 100 victims with a picture of each' - He 'used law enforcement databases to carry out surveillance on them' - He 'outlined his plans to cook women in emails to a co-conspirator' - Valle, who has been with department for six years, in court on Thursday http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223138/New-York-City-police-officer-busted-failed-plot-kidnap-women-cook-eat-them.html

Another Look at Bernstein

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 11 hours ago
Readers committed to a reenactment of the 1917 Russian Revolution might want to look away now, for this is a post that will have Trots and Stalinists recoiling in horror. It is 113 years since a famous (or notorious, depending on how you look at things) book rolled off the presses of the German workers' movement. The author's name is still enough to bring a derisive snort forth from many a Leninist nostril. He is the original renegade, the high priest of ex-left degenerates everywhere: Eduard Bernstein. Bernstein is castigated by many a would-be revolutionary for suggesting that ... more »

How Republicans care about women

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 11 hours ago
This about covers it: [Jon Richards cartoon]

David Cameron accepts free iPad from Apple despite saying he was not happy about global firms avoiding tax

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Official details of gifts given to the Prime Minister show the iPad was kept for 'official use' but he declined sportswear given by former Tory chancellor Lord Lamont. In the Commons, Labour MP Margaret Hodge, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, said: ‘Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay and Starbucks have between them avoided nearly £900 million of tax. .... and the rest http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223135/David-Cameron-accepts-free-iPad-Apple-despite-saying-happy-global-firms-avoiding-tax.html

President Obama on Leno

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 11 hours ago
Caught Obama on Jay Leno last night, which is the only reason I didn't keep clicking. POTUS looked very relaxed and he was funny. This, via the man of many modifiers, Doug J, was definitely the best moment of the interview.

The Problem with 2C. We Won't Believe It Until We Break It.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
The goal is to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Go beyond that, we're told, and we risk triggering natural feedback mechanisms, essentially runaway global warming. So why haven't we reached an effective, international consensus on meeting the 2C limit? A new study shows that negotiators believe the 2C target is just too uncertain. We don't have conclusive proof that 2C triggers tipping points and so we simply won't accept it... until it's too late. We're all Easter Islanders now. Presenting their results in the Proceedings of the National... more »

Europe must keep its spending 'under control', Britain warns Herman van Rompuy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The Prime Minister has threatened to veto any long-term spending increase above inflation - effectively a real-terms spending freeze for the EU budget. And Downing Street has dismissed a separate inflation-busting rise in EU spending approved by MEPs as ‘completely unacceptable’. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223142/Europe-spending-control-Britain-warns-Herman-van-Rompuy.html

Why Sue Thorn? For Starters, She's A Far Better Candidate Than Almost Anyone Being Pushed By The DCCC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Do you want REAL change in Washington? Yesterday early voting started in West Virginia. Here are all the early voting locations in the first district, the northern third of the state. There's not much of an Obama campaign in West Virginia. Obama who won 43% of the vote there against McCain, will probably wind up in the 30's this time around. And while Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senator Joe Manchin are both putative Democrats coasting to victory, both are extremely conservative and both are shameless corporate whores in the pocket of the mine owners, only barely distinguishable fro... more »

Wait a Minute! I Thought Buddhists Were Pacifists.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
Turns out that Buddhists are quite ready to drop the gloves when it comes to Muslims muscling in on their turf. Riots have been sweeping western Burma lately. A few deaths have resulted in the latest unrest, Muslim and Buddhist, and a thousand homes are said to have been burned. Four months ago, 90-were killed and 3,000 homes destroyed.

When the culture no longer serves you well, change it

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 11 hours ago
One of the workshops at the Conference on Honduras last week was on cultural differences, a subject I have much interest in now that I live here. It gave me lots to think about, including if there are times when a country really ought to consider whether certain aspects of its culture are hindering progress. That probably sounds like a very colonial thing to say. History is littered with countries scarred by invasive cultures that arrived uninvited and proceeded to try to change everything. I´m not endorsing that practice. But surely there´s no harm in a population checking in with... more »

"headless" ladybug discovered in Montana

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A newly discovered ladybug is seen in this undated handout photo courtesy of Montana State University. The insect tucks its head into its throat, making it not only a new species but an entirely new genus. Just two specimens of the tan, pinhead-sized ladybugs, also known as ladybird beetles, have ever been collected, a male in Montana and a female in Idaho, scientists said. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/rare-headless-ladybug-discovered-montana-034448267.html

U.S. downplayed effect of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on whales, emails reveal

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: A dead sperm whale floating in the Gulf of Mexico, seen from the deck of NOAA ship Pisces on 15 June 2010. This was the first confirmed sighting of a dead whale since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April that year. NOAA via guardian.co.uk] By Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, www.guardian.co.uk 24 October 2012 The images from the summer of 2010 were undoubtedly gruesome: the carcass of a young sperm whale, decayed and partially eaten by sharks, sighted at sea south of the *Deepwater Horizon* oil well. It was the first confirmed sighting of a dead... more »

Keeping it classy, Mr President: Obama describes Romney as 'a bulls***ter'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The extraordinary comment - most American newspapers decline even to print such a word - came at the end of an interview with 'Rolling Stone' in which Obama was asked possibly the softest softball question ever lobbed at him. As he left the Oval Office, Eric Bates, executive editor of 'Rolling Stone', told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president and she had responded: 'Tell him: You can do it.' According to Bates, Obama grinned and said: 'You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, "Well, that... more »

China To Resume Nuclear Power Plant Projects

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
China to resume nuclear power plant projects http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20121025_03.html [Excerpted] China is ending a freeze on nuclear power projects, triggered by last year's Fukushima disaster... The Chinese cabinet approved the new safety rules, and mid- and long-term plans to build new nuclear plants on Wednesday....

Donald Trump Offers $5 Million To Charity Of Obama's Choice - Stephen Colbert Counter Offers Trump $1 Million To ........

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*Donald Trump Offers Obama $5 Million Dollar Challenge * *Stephen Colbert Counter Offers Trump $1M *

Canadian Democracy Officially a Fraud

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
I am, at present, reeling from skimming this article - "Conservative MP Ted Opitz to keep his Etobicoke-Centre, Supreme Court rules". Here's how it works folks. We have elections, see? And they're first-past-the-post, meaning that all a candidate has to do is get the largest bloc of votes in the riding to win. That means that if a candidate has only 30% of the votes and the other 70% of the electors hate that candidate but divided their votes between other parties, that candidate gets to represent them all. In such a context, it is highly important that we at least ensure that at l... more »

Texas attorney general threatens to arrest monitors observing US election

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
Guardian Chris McGreat *State attorney general calls international group's plan to watch for fairness at the polls 'legally irrelevant in the United States'* * * [image: early voting election]The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has monitored several previous elections in the US.The Texas attorney general, Greg Abbott, has threatened to arrest international election monitors invited by liberal groups to observe the conduct of next month's presidential vote in states accused of attempting to disenfranchise minorities. Abbott has written to the Organisation for Se... more »

Will this Setback the Future of Altnerative Energy in the U.S.?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
Drill, baby, drill. We've heard of America's natural gas bounty realized by extensive fracking. Overlooked, however, is the success of fracking in U.S. oil production. The Associated Press reports the United States may soon become the world's top oil producer. *U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.* *Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9 million barrels per day. This ... more »

A Vote For Plutocracy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
In a split decision, the Supreme Court today upheld Ted Opitz' win in Etobicoke Centre. The court reinstated 59 of the 79 votes that Justice Thomas Lederer threw out, reasoning that the only invalid votes were "instances where there was no voter's signature on the registration certificate. The signature is supposed to be the voter's statutory declaration that he or she is over 18 and a Canadian citizen." Chief Justice Beverley McLaughlin was in the minority, who would have discarded 65 of the 79 ballots. The majority on the court held that the discrepancies were merely clerical e... more »

Syria: A Truce, US Stinger for the Mercs, Regime change Lebanon

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
and more. Always more*. * *For a change the post is interspersed with more serene pictures.* War is tough to cover day after day. *Don't miss the first post, on psychopaths and our society * *A change of heart for the NATO nations? Or a change of tactics?* “United Nations Security Council has called on the Syrian government and rebel groups to accept a four-day truce proposal. “ “ In a statement adopted unanimously on October 24, the 15-nation council called on all sides to work toward a “sustainable cessation of all violence.” A unanimous adoption of acceptance of this four day c... more »

US deploys troops to Turkey amid Syria unrest: US General

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
PressTV [image: Lieutenant General Mark Phillip Hertling] Lieutenant General Mark Phillip Hertling The commanding general of the US Army Europe (USAREUR) says the Pentagon has recently sent a number of American soldiers to Turkey in a bid to assist Ankara in handling the spillover of the Syrian crisis. "We have had a relatively few number of US Army Europe personnel in Turkey recently," Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper quoted Lieutenant General Mark Phillip Hertling as saying. The general added, "Some of that has been sharing intelligence." Hertling noted that Turkey is concerned abou... more »

Amnesty International: EU Anti-Austerity Police 'Too Heavy Handed'....They must be mistaken!, don't they Know we have been Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The human rights group has urged European Union governments to protect the right to peaceful protest during the eurozone crisis. It said people rallying against government spending cuts, tax rises and job losses in countries hit by the crisis had sometimes been seriously injured by police or had had medical treatment withheld. "People demonstrating peacefully in EU countries have been beaten, kicked, shot at and wounded with rubber bullets and sprayed with tear gas," Amnesty said. *The world cried out against such actions in the middle east, but nothing is being said when it happe... more »

Suspected Pirates' Gun Battle With Nato Boat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A Nato patrol team exchanges fire with a suspected pirate vessel in a shipping lane off the coast of Somalia. The HNLMS Rotterdam was carrying out routine patrols when it spotted a fishing vessel close to the Somali shoreline. Because the boats are often used as "mother ships" for pirate crews, a boarding team was sent out to inspect it. However the Dutch sailors were fired on from the shoreline, and by people on board the vessel. http://news.sky.com/story/1002691/suspected-pirates-gun-battle-with-nato-boat

The Impoverishing States of America

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
Hard times for the working man, indeed. We're familiar with statistics showing working class wages have stagnated, even declined somewhat, since Reagan waved his wand across the U.S. but it seems the figures we've been given are actually pretty rosey. *This finding of stagnant wages is unsettling, but also quite misleading. For one thing, this statistic includes only men who have jobs. In 1970, 94 percent of prime-age men worked, but by 2010, that number was only 81 percent. The decline in employment has been accompanied by increases in incarceration rates, higher rates of enrollme... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago
"If you are a minority of one the truth is the truth." the movie

Jimmy Savile Described as one of the most prolific sex attackers ever by the Police......So are they going to start arrested the evil Sick people that Covered for Him?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Image: BBC director general George Entwistle has apologised for Savile's abuse He said that the weight of evidence against the late DJ was overwhelming and added: "We have to believe what they are saying because they are all saying the same thing independently." The officer said Savile was "undoubtedly" one of the most prolific sex offenders of recent history. http://news.sky.com/story/1002696/police-reveal-scale-of-saviles-alleged-abuse

Jimmy Savile Described as one of the most prolific sex attackers ever by the Police......So are they going to start arrested the evil Sick people that Covered for Him?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Image: BBC director general George Entwistle has apologised for Savile's abuse He said that the weight of evidence against the late DJ was overwhelming and added: "We have to believe what they are saying because they are all saying the same thing independently." The officer said Savile was "undoubtedly" one of the most prolific sex offenders of recent history. http://news.sky.com/story/1002696/police-reveal-scale-of-saviles-alleged-abuse


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
The New York Times reveals today--in a classic buried lede--that Harvey Weinstein's film about the killing of Osama bin Laden, set to air on the National Geographic Channel two days before the election, originally included a scene showing Gov. Mitt Romney "appearing to oppose the raid," a complete fabrication of history. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/10/24/Weinstein-s-Bin-Laden-Film-Had-Romney-as-Villain

Joe Klein's sociopathic defense of drone killings of children

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Guardian Glenn Greenwald [image: us drones pakistan] *Reflecting the Obama legacy and US culture, the Time columnist says: "the bottom line is: 'whose 4-year-olds get killed?'"* On MSNBC's Morning Joe program this morning, which focused onMonday's night presidential debate, the former right-wing Congressman and current host Joe Scarborough voiced an eloquent and impassioned critique of President Obama's ongoing killing of innocent people in the Muslim world using drones. In response, Time Magazine's Joe Klein, a stalwart Obama supporter, offered one of the most nakedly sociopathic... more »

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago
Former Bush secretary of state and former chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, Colin Powell, is endorsing Barack Obama for a second term as president. Powell said Obama is on the right track in winding down the Afghan war and fighting terrorism. ** *Powell criticized Romney's foreign policy as inconsistent and questioned the former Massachusetts governor's ability to tackle the deficit and looming defense cuts.* * "I'm not quite sure which Governor Romney we'd be getting with respect to foreign policy," Powell said, calling Romney's foreign policy "a moving target." As for th... more »

Executive Order 13233 Barack Obama

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Executive Order 13233 Barack Obama completely revoked it by Executive Order 13489 on January 21, 2009 (his first day as president) Why was it so urgent that on his first day as president, he found it necessary to sign an Executive Order concerning *presidential "documentary materials?"* Obama essentially restored the wording of Executive Order 12667, by repeating most of the text of that order with minor changes. One notable change is that vice presidential records are explicitly covered by his new order.

The Times pretends to discuss that plan!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012* *At long last, Romney’s (well-hidden) proposal:* With twelve days left in the campaign, the New York Times pretends to discuss the Romney tax proposal! As part of this Potemkin newspaper’s ongoing undisguised comedy series, Annie Lowrey’s worthless report is hidden on page A4. Too funny! It wasn’t even allowed to appear inside the Election or National sections! Readers might have spotted it there! But anxious editors need have felt no alarm. If readers do stumble across this report, they will learn nothing especially troubling about this absurd tax pro... more »

Psychology of the Cultivated Society- Mike Cross

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
Psychopaths. World Leaders. Politics. The manipulation of society. Being aware of the forces that are used to shape society and mold the masses into sick psychopathic mindless, unthinking, base* ( Having or showing a contemptible, mean-spirited, or selfish lack of human decency) *individuals will help avoid the destruction of humans and ensure a healthy human society. Good interview. Worth a listen, so do take the time and leave some constructive thoughts * **Relevant links*Psychopathy Hare Psychopathy Checklist Psychopaths Run The World Are Psychopaths “Brain Damaged”?

Hand-Wringing in Liberal Land

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
How's this for leverage: nervous liberals are operating under the theory that they can wait until Obama is safely re-esconced in the West Wing before convincing him to protect the New Deal. According to *The Hill*, a coalition of so-called progressives will be launching a campaign "immediately after Election Day to pressure Obama and Senate Democrats not to endorse any deal that cuts Medicare and/or Social Security benefits." They are so fearful of their Leader co-mingling them with the maligned purists of the "professional left" that most of them won't even reveal their own identit... more »

UK spies implicated in CIA war crimes in Pakistan

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Examiner Robert Tilford [image: Girl injured in CIA drone strike in Pakistan.] The High Court in Britain has been told that the UK intelligence officials could be “encouraging or assisting murder” and the commission of war crimes by providing assistance for then Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas. The report confirms the fact that these CIA drone strikes are illegal under international law and constitutes a “war crime.” War crimes are serious violations of the laws applicable in armed conflict (also known as international humanitarian law) giving... more »

Obama the Muslim: Ploy to Cover-up Years of US-Al Qaeda Support''

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
October 24, 2012 - Neo-Conservative Frank Gaffney thinks you are stupid. After plotting for the better part of a decade, arming Al Qaeda across the Arab World in a documented conspiracy to use the notorious terror group as a proxy against Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, Gaffney and his colleagues are attempting to jettison responsibility and all the blunders that have come with the plot, on US President Barack Obama. President Obama for his part, faithfully and knowingly carried out this strategy, "heeding" signed letters sent to him from Gaffney's warmongering circle, imploring him to no... more »

Summary of majority decision in Opitz v. Wrzesnewskyj, 2012 SCC

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
* Per *Deschamps, Abella, *Rothstein *and *Moldaver*JJ.: W asks this Court to disqualify the votes of several Canadian citizens on account of administrative mistakes, notwithstanding evidence that those citizens were entitled to vote. The invitation to do so should be declined. There is no allegation in this case of any fraud or wrongdoing. In accordance with s. 3 of the *Canadian* *Charter of Rights and Freedoms *and a plain reading of s. 6 of the Act, there are only three fundamental prerequisites to the right to vote (or "entitlement" to... more »

Did Mendacious Mitt Help His Buddy Cheat on His Alimony? (w/updates)

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 13 hours ago
Mitt Romney and sacks of fertilizer. What's the difference? The sacks of shit behind him don't lie. (Tip o' the tinfoil hat to Mrs. JP for the heads-up. Who loves ya, baby?) As I write this, noted liberal attorney Gloria Allred and her client are at Norfolk Probate and Family Court in Canton, Massachusetts. Her client is Maureen Sullivan Stemberg. So why is that so important? It's important because Allred is uniting with the *Boston Globe* on a motion to impound the now-sealed court records of the Stembergs' *War of the Roses*-type divorce in 1991. The story was broken by the muc... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*New Orleans leads U.S. in AIDS cases* *D.A. Cannizzaro to oppose concealed weapon amendment* *Chris Rose: World Series* *Sandy hits Cuba as category two hurricane* *School music programs, marching bands staging post-Katrina comeback~TheLens * *Mirliton Festival Gets Country Club Kickoff ~NOLA DEFENDER** *

Thursday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
Michael Krepon argues that Asian nuclear competition takes place under different rules than did the US-Soviet rivalry. The security situation in Darfour is “deteriorating” according to a UN official. Aimée Fox-Godden on “organizational forgetfulness” in the WW1-era British military. The National Security Archive is in the process of releasing critical documents pertaining to the Cuban Continue reading

America’s Pacific Zone of War

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The United States has successfully installed two America-compliant leaders as the heads of government of Australia and New Zealand, Washington’s two most important Asia-Pacific regional allies. Both leaders, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, rose rapidly within their respective parties, a sure sign that they had outside support, likely from the Central Intelligence Agency, which has historically meddled in the domestic affairs of Australia and New Zealand… http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2012/10/23/america-pacific-zone-of-war.html

Hybrid of Sandy, winter storm threatens East Coast: Monster storm has meteorologists spooked

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Though still projecting several days ahead of Halloween week, the computer models are spooking meteorologists. Government scientists said Wednesday the storm has a 70 percent chance of smacking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. http://news.yahoo.com/hybrid-sandy-winter-storm-threatens-east-coast-064040714.html

Could The Central Bank Vaults Be Empty?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Is it possible that the vaults of the world’s central banks, believed to be stacked with gold bullion, are really empty? Is all the gold actually there? Something about the numbers doesn’t seem to add up. The U.K. has led the pack, up 362%, followed by the United States, which is up 223% — even before QE III. China is printing money as well, up 151% during the period, the European Central Bank, 146%, and Japan, 83%. That’s a lot of money-printing. http://etfdailynews.com/2012/10/09/could-the-central-bank-vaults-be-empty-gld-iau-slv-ugl/


bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012* *Part 2—MacGillis spills:* Perestroika! It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. In the wake of Monday’s debate, several journalists told the truth about the way the mainstream press functions! This is almost never done. Good lord! In the Washington Post, Dana Milbank described the way the children establish their “narratives”—their Standard Official Journalistic Group Tales, the stories they'll all be telling: MILBANK (10/23/12): *Trending on Twitter: Groupthink* Walk into the “filing center” at a presidential debate and you’ll see hundreds of reporter... more »

China knows that gold is rigged

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
A cable from the U.S. embassy in Beijing on April 28, 2009 , brought to light by wikileaks, stated the following in this regard: "According to China's National Foreign Exchanges Administration China's gold reserves have recently increased. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold's function as an international reserve currency. They don't want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar... more »

Crimes against Humanity: Iraq’s Mass Graves

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Global Research Dirk Adriaensens * US Occupation authorities: guilty. They created, trained and armed the National Police and controlled the Ministry of Interior, responsible for death squad policies. * Maliki government: guilty. They acted as local US stooges. They carried out the US counterinsurgency strategy, protected the kidnappers and prevented an investigation. * UN Human Rights Bodies: guilty by negligence. They refused to nominate a special Human Rights rapporteur for Iraq. They refused toinvestigate thiscrime against humanity. On 22 October 2012, Shafaq, an Iraqi News A... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude mb 4.6 Region OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA Date time 2012-10-25 11:46:31.5 UTC Location 51.60 N ; 159.55 E Depth 50 km Distance 169 km S Petropavlovsk-kamchatskiy, Russia

Hurricane Sandy latest: Florida braced for Category Two storm

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Forecasters at the US National Hurricane Center said tropical storm conditions are possible along the south-eastern Florida coast, the Upper Keys and Florida Bay by tomorrow. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the area. The Center said the storm hit Cuba with sustained winds of 114 mph.Two people have been reported dead in Jamaica and Haiti. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2222993/Hurricane-Sandy-latest-Florida-braced-Category-Two-storm.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
In an effort to add to the discussion on the “living academic,” let me give hat-tip to an often hidden part of the profession: rejection. I’ve had a little over a dozen things accepted so far as an assistant professor. I prominently display these successes on my CV. Hidden way in some dark place in Continue reading

Have The White House, The State Department and Barack Obama lied to us?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Glenn Beck believes so... Listen especially to the questions Glenn Beck asks from 7:07 to 8:13 and ask yourself why these sorts of questions are not being asked by any mainstream news channel or even the BBC? Are the unbiased media so set on helping Barack Obama be reelected that even a pretense of unbiased reporting is beyond them?

Harold Ford And Rahm Emanuel On Chris Hayes' Show? Probably Not In This Lifetime

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Who's ready for Sunday TV? I'll guess most *DWT* readers don't sit around with bated breath hoping that John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Joe Lieberman or Harold Ford shows up on their favorite Sunday morning talking heads show. *Meet the Press* used to be a big deal-- thirty or forty years ago. Since then it's gone seriously downhill and that downhill trend has accelerated markedly in the last decade, *Meet The Press*' McCain Decade. It's completely unwatchable now and Martha Roundtree and Lawrence Spivak would probably slit their wrists if they were to see it today. Or change the chan... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 15 hours ago
Happy Birthday to "Racetrack" Kelly Downs, 52. Just a bit of good stuff: 1. Simon Jackman has updated polling house effects. 2. Steve Kornacki has a theory to explain the possibility of an electoral college/national vote split. It's plausible! 3. There are things more likely to receive a Plain Blog link than a hit story on Frank Luntz, but not all that many. Here's one from Joan Walsh. 4. Of course, say something nice about me (and write a smart column) and you might get linked, too. Stephen Silver has ten issues, not barking, in the 2012 presidential campaign.

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