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Thursday, October 25, 2012

25 October - Blogs I'm Following

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 3:  An Occupy Staten I...NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 3: An Occupy Staten Island protester disrupts Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's town hall meeting on December 3, 2011 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Gingrich, who's seen a surge in polls in recent weeks, plans to attend Mike Huckabee's Special Republican Presidential Forum on Fox News, after this town hall event hosted by the Tea Party of Staten Island. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
English: Geological map of Staten Island, New YorkEnglish: Geological map of Staten Island, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Serpentinite rock along I-278 in Stat...English: Serpentinite rock along I-278 in Staten Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Smoking Pot is Really Bad for You Except When It's Good

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 minutes 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 - 9 minutes 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 hor... 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 - 14 minutes 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 - 14 minutes 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 - 19 minutes 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 - 19 minutes 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 - 19 minutes 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 - 30 minutes 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 - 31 minutes 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 - 31 minutes 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 - 37 minutes 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 - 39 minutes 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 - 41 minutes 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 - 43 minutes 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 - 43 minutes 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 - 51 minutes 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 - 51 minutes 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 - 57 minutes 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 t... more »

How Republicans care about women

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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! - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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! - 5 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 - 5 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.

Ford confirms axe for 1500 workers on two UK sites

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The grim news was given to union officials at a meeting with the company and was described as "devastating" by one official. Union officials said up to 1,500 jobs will be affected by the news, although some new posts will be created at the Dagenham engine plant which will build Ford's new Panther engine. It is understood that Ford will offer a generous redundancy package and redeployment to workers who want to stay with the company. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ford-confirms-axe-for-1400-workers-on-two-uk-sites-8225944.html "Ford's track record in Britain is one o... more »

Confidential Document to Persecute Falun Gong Detailing Brainwashing, China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Recently, a confidential document, written by the CCP to implement propaganda education to persecute Falun Gong in China, has been obtained by NTD TV. It proves the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong over the past years and using lies to educate public. The document stresses the major tasks are to brainwash people, including cadres, civil servants, the young and managers. It requests to re-educate those who live in rural as well as urban areas and managers of the companies.

Police Arrest Mass Protesters in Hainan, China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Recently, thousands of people held protests in Yinggehai township, Hainan Province. Protesters clashed with police, and many were injured. Now the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has started it's punishment on protesters. On Oct.23, Ledong County, in Hainan Province, released a notice. It requested protesters, who had been against the launch of a local coal power plant, to surrender before October 26.

Russian activist claims he was kidnapped, tortured

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Leonid Razvozzhayev admitted to plotting with leftist leaders Sergei Udaltsov and Konstantin Lebedev, and taking funding from a Georgian lawmaker. Russia's top investigative agency announced Monday that a government opponent has turned himself in and confessed to orchestrating riots, but the man and his supporters said he was kidnapped abroad, smuggled back to Russia and then tortured into confessing. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ikTsEV-_bmqZxxfPLfJM5qJ2T7oQ?docId=c37f41f1731e4511b09644e36686c608

Tibetan 'government in exile' calls for end to self-immolations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The self-proclaimed Tibetan government in exile has called on Tibetans to stop setting fire to themselves to protest against what activists say is Beijing's heavy-handed rule in the region. "We understand what is driving them to do it but we appeal to Tibetans not to go for these extreme acts," http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/25/tibetan-government-end-self-immolations?newsfeed=true

UK Foreign Secretary, warned in Berlin this week that British voters feel the EU is something that is "done to them"...Not just the British

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Mr Cameron is meeting Mr Van Rompuy for discussions in Downing Street on Thursday and is expected to press the case for a real-terms spending freeze on the EU budget. Speaking ahead of the meeting, Mr Corbett warned that if a deal could not be reached the EU will be “stuck” with the existing patterns of spending. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/9632912/David-Cameron-is-right-to-defend-Britains-interests-Van-Rompuy-aide-says.html

Americans face tough year of rising prices, taxes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
With costlier healthcare, more expensive grocery bills and higher taxes, an extra drag on the country's already slow-moving economy. The additional outlays look set to test the resilience of consumers, whose spending accounts for around two-thirds of the U.S. economy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-usa-economy-consumer-idUSBRE89O0LH20121025

WikiLeaks Releases U.S. detainee rules

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The WikiLeaks website began publishing on Thursday what it said were more than 100 U.S. Defense Department files detailing military detention policies in camps in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay in the years after the September 11 attacks on U.S. targets. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-wikileaks-detention-idUSBRE89O0MA20121025

Francisco Javier Solorio Jr Killed by a Great White Shark, California

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
A great white shark was responsible for killing a surfer in Southern California this week, authorities said Wednesday. Officials released a photo showing marks from the shark's teeth on the bottom of a surf board. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/24/us/california-shark-attack-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

TEXAS: Toxic cloud forces residence inside after 300 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
A toxic cloud that formed after 300 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked at a southeast Texas storage facility sent nine people to hospitals and forced thousands of residents indoors, an emergency management official said Thursday. More than 45,000 residents of Texas City were ordered by emergency management officials to remain indoors, turn off air conditioning units and make sure all windows and doors were closed until the vapor cloud dissipated. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/25/us/texas-chemical-leak/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake WESTERN GREENLAND - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:19:55 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 09:19:55 AM at epicenter Location 60.630°N, 43.993°W Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles) Region WESTERN GREENLAND Distances 111 km (69 miles) E (94°) from Qaqortoq (Julianehab), Greenland

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 5.8 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:32:27 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 07:32:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.306°N, 141.733°E Depth 48.1 km (29.9 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 39 km (24 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

New Research Shows How Gardasil and Cervarix Vaccines Can Silently Kill Your Daughters And Sons by Child Health Safety

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 6 hours ago
 HPV4 Gardasil & HPV 2 Cervarix – Adverse Reactions and Deaths as reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting SystemSource: http://holyhormones.com/vaccinations/hpv-vaccine/hpv-vaccine-adverse-events-reported-to-vaers/  *New Research Shows How Gardasil and Cervarix Vaccines Can Silently Kill Your Daughters And Sons* Child Health Safety, 25 October 2012 How have vaccines been silently killing children and adults without seeming to leave any trace? Many unexplained infant deaths have occurred over decades following vaccination but the vaccines are never blamed by healt... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:31:18 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 06:31:18 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 22.450°N, 120.514°E Depth 21.3 km (13.2 miles) Region TAIWAN Distances 24 km (14 miles) SE of Fengshan, Taiwan

Ford to Close its Southampton factory and Dagenham stamping plant causing 1,300 redundancies in the UK

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Ford, which employs 11,400 people at sites across the UK, is also expected to announce some good news for its British workforce, ......Just not for the 1300 about to lose their Jobs http://news.sky.com/story/1002555/sky-sources-ford-uk-job-losses-to-hit-1300

Free and Equal Presidential Debate (Full Length)

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
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Lawrence O'Donnell Encourages YOU To Vote THIRD PARTY!

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Stellar Wind (Idiot Wind, Stellar Nightmare) - Windblown from Bluffdale

The vital piece of information that leaves me wonderstruck (when reading the essay found below) and somewhat breathless with awe of the continuing arrogance of the historically ignorant is that the endgame switch was finally tripped (after much decades-long planning - yeah, and let's just go with what's happened this last 9/11-infested decade) by those brilliant Bush/Cheney war-loving (but no

US Unveils Directed Energy EMP Cruise Missile

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
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'Former head of Sky News Nick Pollard'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
The BBC are relentless in informing us that 'Former head of Sky News Nick Pollard has been asked by the BBC to investigate why the Newsnight investigation was dropped last year. He will look at whether there were any management failings by the BBC. He will also look at the handling by the Newsnight investigation of material that might have been of interest to the police or relevant authorities.' Oddly the BBC seem completely uninterested in telling us that prior to working at Sky he had worked at the BBC. BFBS tells us that: 'Nick Pollard, 58, has had a distinguished career in Briti... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:09:44 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 06:09:44 PM at epicenter Location 0.665°N, 124.548°E Depth 163.5 km (101.6 miles) Region MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA Distances 97 km (60 miles) SSW (200°) from Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Episode 31 and The Final Episode of the Disarming Grandmothers Of The UK Documentary Series: "The Illusive Fugitive"

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
25 October 2012 The end of an era *EPISODE THIRTY ONE: “The Illusive Fugitive”* The guilty verdict stands and Helen and Sylvia continue their lives as convicted criminals under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act. When their peace camp is evicted it certainly seems like the end of a chapter but with Sylvia quickly re-offending, the pages ahead are all too familiar and as Helen dodges the bailiffs for unpaid court costs, the future isn’t necessarily bright but instead rebellious as these two veteran peace campaigners continue to work for peace in the only way they know how.... more »

U.S. supports new Lebanese government coalition

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Four days after Lebanon's intelligence chief was killed in a car bombing, the United States said it will back the Lebanese opposition's call for a new cabinet free of Syrian influence. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/24/world/meast/lebanon-violence/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Clinton: Facebook post about Benghazi attack not hard "evidence"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday a Facebook post in which an Islamic militant group claimed credit for a recent attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya did not constitute hard evidence of who was responsible. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-usa-benghazi-emails-idUSBRE89N12020121024 *Facebook posts Seemed to be rock hard evidence when it came to the arrest of decorated U.S. Marine Brandon Raub and his sentence of 30 Days In Psych Ward *

Tips for Bird-Dogging Political Candidates From Move To Amend

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Source: http://www.willamettelive.com/2012/news/move-to-amend/ Tips for Bird-Dogging Political Candidates The term "bird-dog" comes from hunting; the bird-dog's job is to flush the birds out of the bushes and into the open. Politicians are like the birds--they try to keep their positions hidden behind vague rhetoric. Using tightly crafted questions, the successful bird-dog forces candidates to reveal their position on an issue. *Here are some tips on preparing for your bird-dog mission adapted from **NH Citizen Action**:* - *Find out where the candidate will be and when.* If y... more »

Off to work

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 09:25:59 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 09:25:59 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 17.974°S, 178.448°W Depth 599.5 km (372.5 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 287 km (178 miles) SE of Lambasa, Fiji

Jobbik Party Hungary's far-right gains by targeting Roma

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Skilled at making national headlines out of local flare-ups, the far-right Jobbik party is exploiting decades of animosity between Hungarians and ethnic Roma to score political points as its influence over the government grows. It is a strategy that has worked well for Jobbik, a party that once made use of a "Hungarian Guard" of vigilantes dressed in fascist-style uniforms to target the Roma. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-hungary-jobbik-idUSBRE89O0AN20121025

Confidence in Britain's Cameron slips as gaffes mount...The lies Don't help either

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Upstaged by the charismatic and popular mayor of London, Cameron can ill afford to appear bumbling at a time when restiveness within his own party is on the rise and a fight is brewing over Britain's ties with Europe. Yet, his public relations team seems unable to dispel a growing perception of chaos in Cameron's office http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-britain-cameron-idUSBRE89N0W320121024

Credit Suisse to cut $1 billion more costs as profits fall

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) will cut an extra 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.1 billion) of costs, including axing more jobs, after its third-quarter net profit more than halved due to losses on the value of its own debt. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-creditsuisse-earnings-idUSBRE89O07V20121025

Lending to euro zone private sector falls in September: ECB

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Loans to euro zone companies dropped significantly in September as the euro debt crisis and a darkening economic outlook dampened their appetite to borrow, while ECB efforts to encourage lending showed little impact. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-eurozone-m-idUSBRE89O0DI20121025

Egypt brokers informal Israel/Gaza truce: Israeli official

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Palestinian militants held fire overnight on Thursday and Israel refrained from air strikes as an informal truce brokered by Egypt appeared to take hold following two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-palestinians-israel-truce-idUSBRE89O0AG20121025

Huawei partner offered U.S. tech to Iran

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
An Iranian partner of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a Chinese company that has denied breaking U.S. sanctions, last year tried to sell embargoed American antenna equipment to an Iranian firm, according to documents and interviews http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-huawei-iran-idUSBRE89O0E520121025

Denial Tango - midweek tango... music

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 8 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/TrURLJ6Vlsg Just humorous, not...? Your skeptic, but open-minded John

Italian scientists in court for not predicting... an earthquake! -- Verdict: 6 years jail...

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 8 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/s0dtKeF_-ao The Italian l'Aquila earthquake tragedy unfolded on April 6, 2009 causing the death of 308 people. A tragedy indeed, because one seismologist,Giampaolo Giuliani, had predicted and warned for an upcoming event. His warning was swept under the carpet and he was gagged by six arrogant scientists from various institutes and officials from the local community and Civil Defense. They found themselves in court today and were sentenced to 6 years jail for manslaughter. This has stirred up discussions about the formal responsibility for (un)scientific claim... more »

Fighting erupts near Damascus ahead of truce deadline

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Activists Claim: President Bashar al-Assad's forces fired heavy tank and rocket barrages at a Damascus suburb on Thursday, killing five people http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-syria-crisis-damascus-idUSBRE89O0C620121025

Land of "gangster-jihadists"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The fall of northern Mali to a mix of Islamist rebels and criminal groups has raised the prospect of a safe haven for terrorists in the Sahara. Some of the Islamists have been partly funded by the West as a result of a multi-million dollar kidnap and ransom industry. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-mali-crisis-crime-idUSBRE89O07Y20121025

MP: 'Paedophile Ring Linked To Ex-PM's Aide'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Labour MP Tom Watson sparks speculation by alleging a member of a notorious group was linked to a former Number 10 aide. A historic paedophile ring may have been connected to Downing Street, a senior Labour politician has suggested. Labour MP Tom Watson, deputy chairman of the party, alleged that a member of a notorious group was linked to a former Number 10 aide. http://news.sky.com/story/1002445/mp-paedophile-ring-linked-to-ex-pms-aide

Atta Ullah Khan Prime Suspect in Malala Yousafzai Shooting

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Detectives are attempting to track down 23-year-old Atta Ullah Khan, a chemistry student from the Swat district where Malala was attacked. Khan’s mother, brother, and fiancee have been arrested, as well as six other men. http://news.sky.com/story/1002432/malala-shooting-police-name-prime-suspect

UK Recession Ends Amid Olympics Boost....Boosted funds for who?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
In its first estimate of how the economy performed in the third quarter of 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed a return to growth of 1% over the three months following a 0.4% contraction in GDP in the previous period. That was higher than analysts had expected and the strongest quarter of GDP growth for five years. http://news.sky.com/story/1002496/recession-ends-amid-olympics-boost Reminder of some past headlines Deserted London 2012: Shops, theatres and businesses all empty as visitor levels fall by a THIRD - Games have pulled 100,000 foreign tourists i... more »

Evangelista Torricelli: an anniversary

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
Evangelista Torricelli was born on October 15th, 1608 – we could commemorate his birthday ten days ago – and died of typhoid fever contracted a few days earlier in Florence exactly 365 years ago, on October 25th, 1647. This early physics worker is mainly remembered for the discovery of the barometer and for his simple law in hydrodynamics. He was born in the Papal States, was left fatherless as a kid, and was brought up by his uncle. When Galileo was convicted in June 1633, he openly declared himself a member of the "Copernican sect". During the last 3 months of Galileo's life... more »

Ashley Smith inquest to proceed: Court

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
This is the right call. Here's the story from today's Sun: TORONTO - A coroner's inquest slated to air explicit video of the abuse of a jailed teen who killed herself in a cell will be able to continue, a Divisional Court ruled on Wednesday. Justice Joan Lax dismissed the motion to stay the proceedings in the case of troubled Ashley Smith who hanged herself in 1997 while in a solitary confinement cell in Kitchener. Corrections Service Canada (CSC) was attempting to cover up the abuse Smith had to endure in jail, said Smith family lawyer Julian Falconer. "A lot of what is going on... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 9 hours ago
*Charlene Downes, who disappeared in Blackpool.* Website for this image Anonymous left this comment on the post "SAVILE, DAVISON, CLARKE, SCALLYWAG...": *"Rent boys in Blackpool as young as 11 got a lot of trade during (the political party) conference season. * "I know; I was 11 and popular. "I even got a holiday in Spain; no parents. *"Just me, a close protection officer, rich business man, an old foreign guy and a nice lady who said she was my foster mother and had a passport for me.* "I was so excited.. we made a film. "It was a secret, a surprise for the foreign guy. and "... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude mb 4.4 Region SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA Date time 2012-10-25 07:05:53.6 UTC Location 40.29 N ; 78.72 E Depth 1 km Distance 161 km SW Aksu, China

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 05:39:31 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 03:39:31 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.965°S, 155.468°E Depth 86 km (53.4 miles) Region BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 71 km (44 miles) S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 05:37:59 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 02:37:59 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 32.866°S, 69.930°W Depth 91.8 km (57.0 miles) Region MENDOZA, ARGENTINA Distances 62 km (38 miles) E of Los Andes, Chile

Fasken Martineau to merge with Bell Dewar

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
I got this in my inbox this morning: We have exciting news to share with you about our firm. Today we announced that we are merging with the Johannesburg-based law firm Bell Dewar < http://www.belldewar.co.za/> . The merger will create one of the largest law firms operating in Africa, giving Fasken Martineau the largest international footprint of any Canadian-based law firm. The addition of the Bell Dewar team of lawyers along with our existing teams in Johannesburg, London, Paris and across Canada provides us with an unrivalled base of talent and experience to bring to the Af... more »

The Jimmy Saville affair

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
I've been following the Jimmy Saville affair with some interest, watching and listening as various BBC bigwigs twisted and turned in the unfamiliar glare of scrutiny. I heard parts of the DCMS quetioning of George Entwistle and the Radio 4 Media Show last night where Steve Hewlett asked some direct and pertinent questions of David Jordan, the Director of Editorial Policy and Standards at the BBC.Take a listen and enjoy the sound of a BBC chief frantically trying to explain without saying anything of note. Meanwhile we have heard that BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten has warned the go... more »

Arranging a US Famine by Byron Steadman

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
Source of poster: http://www.newworldnews.com/news/page/5/Arranging a US Famineby Byron Steadman Food Freesom News, 24 October 2012 At a time when the US government talks of food shortages yet is doing nothing to ensure food for its people but is doing numbers of things that seriously increase the threat and leave people more helpless, it is relevant to look at again at the famine in Ireland in the 19th century, considered “one of the darkest chapters in world history.” This matters because the famine appears now to have been caused intentionally. *The Famine Plot: England’s R... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*Steven Truscott* On 9 June 1959, 12-year-old Lynne Harper disappeared near an air force base south of Clinton, in Ontario, in Canada. Two days later, air force searchers discovered her body on a nearby farm. It looks as if the police decided to frame a 14-year-old called Steven Truscott. Perhaps this was to protect some well-connected child abuser and child abuse ring. *Lynne Harper* There were a number of possible suspects, including the following: *1.* A convicted pedophile who was stationed at the airforce base at Clinton at the time of Lynne Harper's death. A retired pol... more »

Free Planet - innocent until proven guilty?

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 10 hours ago
"Innocent until proven guilty," it's the basis of our judicial system, but is it any use? WE ALL KNOW IF WE'VE DONE IT, OR NOT. That's the only problem with this 'public school' or 'weight of evidence' game; and it is just a game - hell, you have to register for the game by appearing at a Hearing (where they 'ask you your name, ffs) like they don't know shit. And as it is just a game, the rules are there to be 'bent by the professionals' or worse BROKEN COMPLETELY and set you up for something you didn't do, something you may have no alibi for. And it's happened, is happening and wi... more »

Real Time Telephone Translation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
What will happen of course, is that users will quickly correct their pronunciation and diction for the machine to work well. This is easy enough to do. It may in fact, lead generally to a universally cleaner form of each individual language. I am pleased that the progression of translation tools have advanced this far or perhaps the proper word is evolution. What is becoming clear is that machine augmented speech is coming and a universal global language we will all easily use as a matter of course. That it will be a form of cleaned up English appears inevitable. Yet m... more »

Graphene Development Roadmap

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
It was obvious from the get go that graphene is extraordinarily important. This item lets us know a little bit about when and were we will start seeing commercial results. I also expect to see similar methods applied to other key elements allowing masking to also be used. There is definitely enough work here to keep every physicist happy for decades. The advent of graphene set the stage for a materials revolution that I had been expecting in which thin laminated layers of metal are engineered with internal circuitry. Graphene makes it even better and easier to develop. ... more »

Sombrero Uplift

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
Fortunately it is a slow motion event and will need millennia to mature and then rupture. Perhaps it will stall out long before that. Yet it is a sobering reminder that in the long term we will need to provide for this risk with direct escape into space and into the Earth's crust itself. The later is possible today although better material solutions will be welcome. Escape into space merely requires the fabrication of MFEVs (google this blog) and the building of appropriate space habitats. Besides that may already be well done. It is still an impressive discovery and a... more »

Orthodox Cancer Treatments Don’t Treat Cancer with Mark Sircus

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
This item spells it out pretty clearly. We have a massive problem with current best practice in all aspects of medicine but particularly with Cancer. How the stats are gamed is even more disturbing and certainly makes them generally suspect. Our so called improvement may be nothing more that an artifact of the patients taking their problems into their own hands. The only thing most cancer treatment avoids is death through mechanical strangulation by the cancer itself and that generally for a while. Of course actual elimination of the bone marrow is effective in certain typ... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ NBC News Election Expert Chuck Todd: Voting Machine Concerns are 'Conspiracy Garbage' *A few questions for the popular pundit that may help better educate both him and the nation's electorate...* ------------------------------ *By Brad Friedman on 10/21/2012, 12:56pm PT* ------------------------------ This morning, NBC News' top election expert, Chuck Todd, tweeted the following... Todd was responding, no doubt, to the many folks who have been justifiably concerned of late, since it was discovered that a bunch of Bain Capital investors, led by Mit... more »

None dare call it treason: Jeffrey Delisle’s secret sale and Stephen Harper’s secret treaty

david at Alberta Diary - 12 hours ago
Harper in China: Not likely to be an opera any time soon. Below: Sir Alec Guinness as George Smiley, where is our Smiley now that we really need him? Sub-Lieut. Jeffrey Delisle, as himself; Sir John Harington. Is it only me that sees a certain irony in the fact a naval officer who sold military ... more »

Officials accused of suppressing Hispanic vote after being caught giving out wrong date for election twice in two weeks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Officials in Phoenix are being accused of deliberately discouraging Latinos from voting after distributing Spanish-language forms listing the wrong date for the presidential election. A bookmark designed to encourage voter registration has been distributed around Arizona's Maricopa County, showing the correct election date in English but a date two days later in Spanish. This is the second time in two weeks that the same mistake has been made, prompting accusations that authorities are hoping to confuse Hispanic voters and stop them casting their ballots. http://www.dailymail.co.u... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Galactic Sources Empower Newly Fired Grid

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
* * *Galactic Sources Empower Newly Fired Grid* by ÉirePort Galactic sources empower the newly fired grid points with Higher Light Intention which enables facile elimination of darkness from all corners of Gaia. As grids are empowered Galactically, intergalactic connection with Gaia is enabled, and acceleration of Ascension occurs. Major Enlightenment of humanity may occur in this now moment. ÉirePort | October 25, 2012 at 04:03

Harvey Weinstein film on deadly bin Laden raid was 're-cut to add MORE footage of Obama' has Caused Outrage

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
President Obama will be featured front and center in the upcoming National Geographic Channel film, SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden. News of the edit has sparked an outcry with some Republicans who alleged that producer Harvey Weinstein, who is a known supporter of the president, is trying to sway the election - SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden set to feature more documentary footage than in original cut - National Geographic Channel president insists movie isn't propaganda - Film will premier on November 4, two days before Election Day http://www.... more »

PBS Frontline: Climate of Doubt

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
PBS, a major U.S. Public TV station, has aired this 54-minute documentary, *The Climate of Doubt*: *See also additional PBS material on the program.* The program – starting with some video sequences from the latest Heartland Climate Skeptics Conference in Chicago – was largely criticized by Joe Bast of Heartland, Tom Harris of Canada, and some pre-program comments were mentioned by Chris Horner and The Heartland Institute. Gavin Schmidt posted the video on Real Climate, mostly to boast that he has appeared for a few seconds, too. I think that a viewer will have no doubts that the... more »

British man arrested in Bolivia with 'machine gun, revolver, cocaine and hit list of intended victims'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Armed officers stormed the suspect's hotel room and found a sub-machine gun, a revolver, ammunition and a small quantity of cocaine. Agapito Torres, regional commander of the National Police's specialist crime-fighting unit, said his officers found 'firearms, ammunition and a list with the names of various people he allegedly planned to assassinate,' local media reported. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222493/British-man-arrested-Bolivia-machine-gun-revolver-cocaine-hit-list-intended-victims.html

Eddie Million hangs an effigy of President Obama...and was Shocked when the Secret Service came calling at his house

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Agents arrived at the home of Eddie Million on Tuesday night after police received a complaint on Monday, and questioned the Moreno Valley man as to why he chose to hang a replica of the president from a tree. 'This is just a misunderstanding. This is getting all blown out of proportion. It's down. It's gone. We didn't want to hurt the president,' said the flooring company owner. 'It was just for a party.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222820/California-man-visited-Secret-Service-hangs-effigy-Obama-noose-lawn.html

Jerome Kerviel ordered to pay back £4bn following one of biggest frauds in financial history

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Jerome Kerviel, a 35-year-old unemployed Frenchman, insisted he was innocent of all the crimes carried out when he worked at Societe Generale Bank in Paris. A rogue trader was today ordered to spend three years in prison and pay back almost £4billion following one of the biggest frauds in financial history. David Koubbi, Kerviel’s lawyer, branded the confirmed punishment a ‘lamentable injustice’, saying that his client was a ‘scapegoat’ for a greedy banking system. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222439/Rogue-trader-ordered-pay-4-BILLION-following-biggest-frauds-financial... more »

Microsoft charged by EU regulators and threatened with huge fine for defying 2009 order to offer choice of internet browsers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Microsoft could face a multibillion-dollar fine after being charged with breaking EU competition rules. The US software giant has been accused of failing to fulfill a pledge made three years ago to allow users of its flagship Windows software equal access to rival web browsers. Microsoft had agreed to the condition in order to settle an EU investigation - and avoid a fine of up to 10 percent of its annual turnover. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222494/Microsoft-charged-EU-regulators-threatened-huge-fine-defying-2009-order-offer-choice-internet-browsers.html

Jason Clowes Death Threats after he was wrongly named on Twitter as Cardiff 'hit and run driver'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
White van man Jason Clowes, 32, (pictured), from Cardiff, has told of his hell because of false rumours that he was the driver of the vehicle which hit Karina Menzies. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222306/Death-threats-white-van-mans-children-wrongly-named-Twitter-Cardiff-hit-run-driver.html

France and Germany tumbling towards recession, economists warn as crisis in eurozone deepens

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
The slump that began in Greece has spread to the core – with the region’s two biggest economies now heading for recession. Research group Markit said its closely watched index of activity for private firms in the eurozone – where anything below 50 represents decline – fell from 46.1 in September to 45.8 this month. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222581/Now-Germany-gets-sucked-deeper-eurozone-crisis-new-business-results-worst-figures-years.html

FSA report reveals interest-only deals have turned into a £100billion 'time bomb'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A ground-breaking investigation by the financial regulator into Britain's home loan market reveals that these deals have turned into a £100billion 'ticking time bomb'. Millions of families who took out interest-only mortgages during the boom years may never be able to repay them, a damning report warns today. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222737/Misery-mortgages-t-paid-FSA-report-reveals-deals-turned-100billion-time-bomb.html

Fukushima Residents Storing Radioactive Soil at Homes

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Homes in Fukushima become storage sites for radioactively contaminated soil The Mainichi http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20121024p2a00m0na011000c.html [Excerpted] FUKUSHIMA -- As local municipalities face delays in the construction of storage facilities for radioactively contaminated soil, residents here are being forced to store the soil on their own properties. Here, at the home of Tsuneo Ota, 66, a member of the Yamagiwa residential community, a sheet spread 3 meters wide, 4 meters deep and 1 meter high covers about 100 plastic cases of contaminated soil in h... more »

Russia: Syrian Rebels Have US-Made Anti-Aircraft Weapons

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A senior Russian general has said Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft weapons, including US-made Stingers. Gen Nikolai Makarov was quoted by the Interfax news service as saying the origin of the surface-to-air missiles should be "cleared up". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20055271

Brussels Break-Ins Investigated as 'Tobaccogate' Unfolds

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
LONDON — The police in Belgium are investigating break-ins at the offices of three antismoking lobby groups in a central Brussels building, in which thieves stole material related to their campaigns against the tobacco industry. The burglaries took place early on Thursday morning, less than two days after the abrupt resignation of John Dalli, http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/brussels-break-ins-investigated-as-tobaccogate-unfolds/

Karl Rove's Electronic Empire Of Fraud

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Jim March Jill Simpson Jill Simpson and Jim March are election integrity researchers who have traveled the country documenting the various elements of Rove's electronic election fraud network, guided by Ms. Simpson's past as a volunteer GOP operative directly under Karl Rove. Jim March is a specialist in electronic voting systems and one of Bev Harris' supporters at BlackBoxVoting.org. Together they have produced the first “big picture” outline of what the total election fraud network looks like, at least as connected to Karl Rove (which is most of it). They are particularly conc... more »


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said in a statement that the recent round of tit-for-tat violence between Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip and Israel was ‘not started by the Israelis’. This is a blatant lie. This latest round of violence has escalated as a direct result of Israeli provocation on Sunday, 21 October 2012, when the Israelis attempted a targeted assassination of two Palestinians, Talat Jarbi and Mohammad Maqawi, who were riding a motorbike near Rafah in the Gaza Strip. Such actions by the Israelis are designed to deliberately provoke Palestinian re... more »

Because Just One Todd Akin In The Senate GOP Circus Isn't Enough?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
The Republican War Against Women is gearing up in the final thrust towards November. Let me just say from the outset that Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is the worst incumbent Senate Democrat running for reelection and that Joe Donnelly (Blue Dog-IN) is easily the worst House Democrat hoping to get into the Senate. Both vote with the Republicans on crucial issues as a matter of course. Both are cowardly, craven, corporate oriented... the worst the Democratic Party has to offer. There's no circumstance I would vote for either, regardless of how horrible their opponent was. And in both ca... more »

Libyan Forces Now Control Restive Town, Officials Say

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Officials in Libya said on Wednesday that government forces had taken control of the western town of Bani Walid, after a deadly assault that lasted almost a week and led to accusations that the country’s new government was using indiscriminate force to punish a restive city. At least 22 people were killed and hundreds were wounded as militias nominally under the government’s control shelled Bani Walid http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/world/africa/libyan-forces-now-control-bani-walid-officials-say.html?_r=0

Hurricane Sandy Brings Heavy Flooding To Jamaica

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Curfews were imposed on 80 communities in an attempt to prevent the looting which has followed previous storms. Residents reported widespread power outages, flooded streets and some severely damaged homes. http://news.sky.com/story/1002376/hurricane-sandy-brings-heavy-flooding-to-jamaica

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 01:39:42 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:39:42 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.319°S, 130.430°E Depth 142.8 km (88.7 miles) Region BANDA SEA Distances 205 km (127 miles) NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 22:12:02 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 06:12:02 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 0.085°N, 123.564°E Depth 137.3 km (85.3 miles) Region MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA Distances 50 km (31 miles) SE of Bilungala, Indonesia

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SALTA, ARGENTINA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 22:05:50 UTC Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 07:05:50 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 22.821°S, 63.751°W Depth 523.1 km (325.1 miles) Region SALTA, ARGENTINA Distances 25 km (15 miles) SSE of General Enrique Mosconi, Argentina

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 24th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 21:19:47 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 07:19:47 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.420°S, 151.861°E Depth 47.7 km (29.6 miles) Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 126 km (78 miles) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 14 hours ago
Saludos/Saludes: Good news regarding Crystal Terriquez. We have found a lawyer who will petition to set aside the guilty verdicts of the five of us who were found guilty in May 2010 for trespassing against the state building in Tucson, after Gov. Jan Brewer signed the anti-Ethnic Studies HB 2281. Specifically and most urgent is Crystal’s situation as she has lost her job as a direct result of that arrest, 2 1/2 years after the fact. Crystal, second from left She, like other young women in this community, truly is a heroic figure who has stood up to the state in defense of Raza Stud... more »

Important Health News: Letter To An Unvaccinated Son

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
As I have stated in previous articles, the proof is now coming out loud and clear that vaccines absolutely do not work. The fact is that in most cases the chemicals in vaccines are proving to be much more dangerous and deadly than the diseases that these vaccines are supposed to combat! For this article, I want to present a very interesting article that comes from the Intelhub website, at www.theintelhub.com, entitled: " Letter To An Unvaccinated Son" for all of my readers to view right here. I have that article right here for all of my readers to view right here, and of course m... more »

About that Voting Machine Company Tied to Mitt Romney and Bain Capital…

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
Global Research Brad Friedman [image: romney-phoenix_gi_top]Late last month, Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis at FreePress.org broke the story of the Mitt Romney/Bain Capital investment team involved in H.I.G. Capital which, in July of 2011, completed a “strategic investment” to take over a fair share of the Austin-based e-voting machine company Hart Intercivic. “Several tanker trucks full of political ink have been spilled on Mitt Romney’s tenure as a vulture capitalist at Bain Capital,” Bello and Fitrakis wrote. “A more important story, however, is the fact that Bain alumni, now ra... more »

Muslim, Jewish, And Western Leaders Attack Free Speech, Dissent Through The U.N.

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
What is political Islam? It is a prison for the soul and mind, *financed and publicized* by the CIA, MI6, and other Western intelligence agencies. What is Zionism? It is a totalitarian, terroristic, and racist political movement that will be responsible for a holocaust* *of Palestinians and Muslims in this century. What is America? It is a slave and a tyrant at the same time, a deluded empire. What is Iran? It is a nation that only exists to fight, conquer, and be conquered. What is Saudi Arabia? It is a stupid and servile country that is literally run by apes who belong to an ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“The large stellar association cataloged as NGC 206 is nestled within the dusty arms of neighboring spiral galaxy Andromeda (M31), 2.5 million light-years distant. *Click image for larger size. * Seen near the center of this gorgeous close-up of the southwestern extent of Andromeda's disk, the bright, blue stars of NGC 206 indicate its youth. Its youngest massive stars are less than 10 million years old. Much larger than the clusters of young stars in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy known as open or galactic clusters, NGC 206 spans about 4,000 light-years. That's comparable in ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Deus Absconditus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Deus Absconditus”* by Chet Raymo “OK, we live in a universe of 100 billion galaxies, at least, and that fact- as facty as these things get- should smack us down when we start spouting off about the meaning of it all. And don't overlook the facty fact that we don’t even know what 96 percent of the universe is made of. Dark matter. Dark energy. Dark glass (as in "through a"). All I have to do is flip through any weekly issue of "Science" or "Nature" to be reminded of what I don't know, a sea of ignorance so wide and so deep I’ll never swim across, a glass so dark I’ll never see th... more »

"The Solitude Of Nature"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"The Solitude Of Nature" * by Dzigar Kongtrul "The solitude of nature sometimes brings a touch of melancholy or sadness to the mind. Alone with the trees and wind and the birds, ants, and wild animals, you naturally begin to reflect more deeply. As your view of what is meaningful becomes more vast, your sense of melancholy deepens. You may notice something ironic: sitting quietly alone, you may feel less isolated from the world than you do when you're busily engaged in the hustle and bustle of your everyday lives. ․ Some people feel a strong attraction to this unfamiliar f... more »

"An Old Farmer's Advice"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"An Old Farmer's Advice" Author Unknown "* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong. * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance. * Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. * Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. * Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. * Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. * Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. * It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. * You cannot unsay a cruel word. * Every path has a ... more »

Despite bike and transit gains, 84 percent of Portland region's trips still by car: Metro study

Intercept at The Intercept - 16 hours ago
Oregon Live Joeseph Rose [image: Portland metro traffic study] Despite significant investments in transit and bike systems, the overall number of trips taken in automobiles in the Portland metro area has barely decreased in the past two decades, according to a new transportation study. Whether it's the daily work commute or a quick dash to the supermarket, people choose to drive about 84 percent of the time, the Metro household survey shows. That's a downward shift of just 3.6 percent since 1994, the last time the regional government conducted a comprehensive survey of household tr... more »

Drawn to the Flame

Wit's End - 16 hours ago
Doc came home...finally. A short trip to the doctor's office for a diagnostic test, expected to reveal nothing serious, turned into a three-week hospital saga. I literally felt the blood drain from my face down to my neck when the surgeon said, "...his heart is 99% blocked and it's a miracle he's not dead". I thought that was a turn of phrase, not a physical phenomena! Now it's time for him to take it easy and recuperate. I had no inkling of how overwhelming "elder care" can be, to say nothing of the distinctly unwelcome emotional roller coaster that ensues from proximity to a ... more »

The Poet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "What If?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"What If?" * "What if you slept? And what if, In your sleep You dreamed? And what if, In your dream, You went to heaven And there plucked A strange and Beautiful flower? And what if, When you awoke, You had the flower In your hand? ... Ah, what then?" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Avoiding the Center: Hovering Around the Sun"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Avoiding the Center: Hovering Around the Sun"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Quiet time each day is so important, but many are so out of practice that it’s almost unnerving to be in stillness. It’s funny to imagine our lives as something we spend a lot of time avoiding, because it seems like that would be impossible to do. Our lives consist of everything we engage in, from showering to sleeping, but also a lot of busy work that distracts us and keeps us from looking at our lives. Experiencing our life from the inside means taking time each day to simply be alone and quiet in ... more »

"The Consequences of Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"The Consequences of Fear"* by May’s Closet "* Worry is a mechanism of our psyche that prompts us to do something. The prompting energy is fear – usually fear of some consequence. Because it is fear, the person tends to avoid thinking about it. Thus worry tends to perpetuate itself in a circular way – the fear causes non-action, and non-action further causes worry. * Anxiety is a fear whose object is nonspecific or vague, whereas worry is about something specific and identified. Anxiety is the result of repeated unprocessed fears that have accumulated in one’s subconscious. ... more »

"In the Zone of the Homeless"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"In the Zone of the Homeless"* by Michael Doliner "I am living in the middle of the produce district in Los Angeles. Every morning trucks beeping and backing up wake me, especially the trucks dragging away the full dumpster and sliding in the empty one. Nearby are the toy, flower, and fabric districts. Also, spread among them, is what can only be called the homelessness district. From Olympic over to Fifth street, from Towne to Wall, large numbers of the homeless, their shopping carts piled with whatnot, shuffle about or simply collapse on the street. They are, apparently, comp... more »

Step right up and vote for that "transparent faker" Willard Inc. and the unknowable contents of his campaign Mystery Box

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*Uh-uh, no peeking! You're not supposed to know what your next president is hiding in his Mystery Box. That's the whole idea. The thing is, you don't need to know.* *"Everyone could see [Romney] was a faker and could accept that because he was such a transparent faker. It's the polished faker who scares politicians, master fakers like Bill Clinton and Lyndon Johnson."* *-- Russell Baker, in his contribution to NYRB's election symposium in the November 8 issue* *"Here is the Romney strategy: since you don't like what you've got, vote for what you haven't got. Whatever it is you have... more »

NATO Using Al Qaeda Rat Lines to Flood Syria With Foreign Terrorists

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
2007-2008 US West Point reports reveal Al Qaeda network behind NATO's so-called "freedom fighters." Extremists in Syria were behind Iraq War foreign terrorist influx, not Syrian government. *by Tony Cartalucci* *October 25, 2012* - The discredited and now obscure, defected Syrian ambassador Nawaf Fares, had claimed mid-summer of 2012 that the Syrian government had been behind the influx of foreign terrorists that entered Iraq during the later phases of the US-British occupation of Iraq. These terrorists took part in campaigns of sectarian-driven violence that divided and destroyed a... more »

TMZ Outs the Mormonstrosity

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 17 hours ago
Gossip shop, TMZ, says Mitch Romney may have lied under oath in a divorce trial to help a buddy and screw that buddy's wife out of big bucks. *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 a deposition and testified during the trial that Staples was worth virtually nothing. Romney testified tha... more »

Canada's Funeral Homes Have To Subsidize Many Veterans Funerals Because The Harper Gov't Won't - UPDATED

leftdog at Buckdog - 17 hours ago
*"The Harper Government is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women in uniform who defend our country and help keep us safe."* Conservative Party of Canada *Oh .... really ?????* * **Canadian funeral directors say they’re paying to bury war vets* *OTTAWA — Canadian funeral directors say they’re routinely subsidizing the burials of this country’s most impoverished war veterans because the federal government pays so little for the service. Veterans Affairs Canada provides eligible veterans with up to $3,600 for funeral services through the Last Post Fund.* * **But that amount... more »

Don't Forget, It's Mine. You May, However, Borrow Freely

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 18 hours ago
I've coined a new word, *Mormonstrosity*, to refer to the unfit-for-prime-time, Republican presidential candidate, Mitch Romney. My creative instincts were piqued when I read of Romney's assertion that, "*Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea. It's the route for them to arm Hezbollah in Lebanon, which threatens, of course, our ally, Israel*." As this map published in HuffPo illustrates, the *Mormonstrosity* doesn't have a freaking clue about the Middle East. For starters, Iraq, lies directly between Iran and Syria. And Iran's has direct a... more »

Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense shield proven ineffective as only 8 out of 80 missiles (10%) launched from Gaza were shot down during latest barrage, no match for Iranian missile forces should they be unleashed, a worrying development

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
http://israelmatzav.blogspot.ca/2011/10/rockets-fired-from-gaza-on-israels.html *Matt's thoughts:* As you can see by this clip (filmed in Gaza), the rockets being fired can be unleashed rapidly and plentifully. There are currently tens of thousands of these and similar projectiles currently aimed at Israel, rendering the Iron Dome propaganda-tool mostly useless. This is very dangerous for Israel, and will require a significant number of preemptive airstrikes on missile stockpiles (as was successfully done during the last incursion into Lebanon) and / or possibly a repeat of Operatio... more »

Russell Means Memorial: Russell's spirit lives on

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 18 hours ago
    Photo capture from livestream Little Wound School http://www.littlewound.us/mustang_video/liveStream.html Remembering Russell, Warrior for the People By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photos livestream screen captures by Censored News   KYLE, S.D. -- Russell Means, warrior for the people, was honored Wednesday night on Pine Ridge by

Noble Gas Plasma Engine to Revealed at Power-Gen Conference, Orlando Florida, Dec 11, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 18 hours ago
Noble Gas Plasma Engine to Revealed at Power-Gen Conference, Orlando Florida, Dec 11, 2012 October 23, 2012 The Noble gas Engine will be revealed to the World on Dec. 11, 2012 at the Power-Gen conference in Orlando Florida. Inteligentry, TPT, and Plasmerg will have 6 booths in the conference along with companies manufacturing the engine or selling products using the Noble gas engine. On display will be an engine running a generator/alternator. Since the engine neither consumes fuel or expells waste, it* *can be run inside. It has no intake or exhaust.* * The engine on display w... more »


The civil war in Syria and the subsequent realignment of alliances between Iran and Hamas in the Gaza Strip may well have resulted in Israel readjusting its strategic war plans. Up until recently, Israel had planned on using its attack against Iran as an opportunity to attack both Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza on the pretext that such attacks would be necessary to pre-empt retaliatory strikes from Hezbollah and Hamas against Israel. In March 2012, however, Hamas announced that it would not support Iran if Israel attacked Iran. This effectively changed Israel’s game plan... more »
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