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Friday, October 26, 2012

26 October - Blogs I'm Following

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17:  Dressed in orange p...NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Dressed in orange prisoner uniforms, students and other activists demonstrate in front of the offices of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on August 17, 2011 in New York City. The demonstration, which was organized by Amnesty International USA, was in opposition to the senators support of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) which would keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba open indefinitely. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
English: http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1...English: http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/lookup/200662214650?opendocument BARWANA, Iraq - Marines assigned to the Hawaii-based L Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, search a house for insurgents, weapons caches and explosives during a patrol June 16. Photo by: Sgt. Roe F. Seigle Photo ID: 200662214650 Submitting Unit: 1st Marine Division Photo Date:16/06/2006 Category:United States Marine Corps images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
US Navy 050111-N-5328N-015 On lookers watch as...US Navy 050111-N-5328N-015 On lookers watch as the 888-foot decommission aircraft carrier Oriskany arrives in Pensacola on Dec. 20, 2004 from Corpus Christi, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: US Marines Corps (USMC) Marines from ...English: US Marines Corps (USMC) Marines from the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (1/7), Charlie Company, Twentynine Palms, California (CA), cover each other with 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifles as they prepare to enter one of Saddam Husseins palaces in as they takeover the complex during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Map of the United States highlighting states a...Map of the United States highlighting states and districts with legalized physician-assisted suicide. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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As If You Need Another Reason to Despise the Harper Government

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 5 minutes ago
One of the most odious and blatantly theocratic affronts perpetrated by the Harper regime is its fierce opposition to physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Team Harper is now before the B.C. Court of Appeal seeking to overturn a decision in June that struck down the government prohibition on doctor-assisted suicide. The Harper regime's arguments and the standard, vacuous pap: this is a decision that only government can take and allowing assisted suicide would put vulnerable people at risk of being coerced or even forced to end their lives. Bollocks. Oregon has a dec... more »

‘Frankenstorm’ has financial centers on edge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 minutes ago
Hurricane Sandy is already being billed as a “Frankenstorm” for its potential to wreak havoc on U.S. financial centers as well as the travel infrastructure in New York, with heavy winds and rain expected on the East Coast early next week. Wall Street and a big chunk of the nation’s biggest cities currently lie in the path of Sandy. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/frankenstorm-has-financial-centers-on-edge-2012-10-26

By sending the American military off to fight wars over issues that are of no concern to Americans, the US politicians are clearly playing our troops and their families for fools.

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 8 minutes ago
[image: US Marine cries at memorial for fellow Marines] *A US Marine cries at a memorial for fellow Marines who were killed in battle in Iraq. The Iraq war was launched by US politicians to please their bosses in the powerful Israel lobby. The politicians of both parties play American military people for fools. But, click on the photo and distribute some cheer for the troops!!*

Oakland County, Michigan Defends U.S. Constitution Against NDAA

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 8 minutes ago
*Activist Post* It has been said that the key to politics is persistence. In the fight against one of the most draconian laws in history, that persistence has definitely paid off. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) typically funds our national defense, including the military. It has been passed by Congress and signed by the President for 48 years now. While most previous versions have had little to no effect on America’s liberty or freedom, the 2012 NDAA destroys our Bill of Rights. When the 2012 NDAA was being debated in the U.S. Senate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S... more »

NOW OBAMA PUTS ROMNEY IN 'DUNCE HAT'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 minutes ago
......The elections have sunk to playground level http://barackobama.tumblr.com/post/34165736532/sums-it-up

CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 minutes ago
Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to "stand down," http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/

Greek opposition rejects new cuts but won't force poll

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 minutes ago
Greece's opposition leader denounced international lenders' demands as dealing the "final blow" to a devastated economy but said on Friday he would not seek to bring down the government. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-eurozone-greece-tsipras-idUSBRE89P0YI20121026

European banks protest Dodd-Frank

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
Some European banks are ordering their brokers to rein in and even quit trading some derivatives with U.S.-based peers in a protest against tough new American rules. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-europe-derivatives-doddfrank-idUSBRE89P0UZ20121026

Brazil hit by new blackout Leaving 53 million Brazilians in the dark

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
A massive blackout left as many as 53 million Brazilians in the dark late Thursday and early Friday, the latest in a string of energy shortages that have raised questions about whether Brazil's infrastructure is keeping pace with economic growth. Officials said a fire in a substation in the Amazon knocked out the whole northeastern electricity grid in the region's worst blackout since 2001. The outage, which follows two other big blackouts in Brazil in as many months, lasted up to four hours in some places and brought major industries to a halt. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/1... more »

Man Buys 1 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Information for $5

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 22 minutes ago
Anthony Gucciardi How much is your personal information worth? How about a data set consisting of over 1 million individual’s personal information complete with their full legal name, personal E-mail address, and URL to their Facebook account as confirmation? According to one ‘mystery’ company that recently sold 1 million Facebook users’ personal information to a very surprised blogger, not very much at all. About $5, to be specific. It all started when one blogger, a self-proclaimed seeker of ‘cheap’ deals that pertain to potentially useful or interesting subjects, stumbled ac... more »

ten year study - there are no psychic people

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 22 minutes ago
well, at least I've never found any and don't think I haven't tried in fact over the last TEN YEARS I've been sending out psychic messages to ANYONE WHO'S ABLE TO PICK THEM UP so far, noone, has come up to me and said, "I'm psychic, please stop sending me these messages." In fact, nobody even seems to bother what I 'send them' psychically iff I'm sending ANYTHING psychically and such psychic impotence wouldn't surprise me. Anybody successfully sent, and had confirmed receipt? I mean, SERIOUSLY?

OBAMA WENT TO JAKARTA

Anon at aangirfan - 24 minutes ago
*Obama is not popular in Indonesia.* Website for this image Obama went to Egypt, and then Egypt was wrecked. Obama went to Indonesia... *Obama observing the schoolkids in Jakarta. *Website for this image Indonesia's economy is booming. By 2030, Indonesia could be the 7th largest economy in the world, overtaking Germany and the UK. But how long will the boom last? Fifteen years ago, the Indonesian economy crashed. The CIA reportedly wanted Indonesia's President Suharto toppled. *aangirfan: SUHARTO - BIG DADDY* * * *In May 1998, gangsters were brought into Jakarta to burn and rape... more »

Founder of Warmongering Network Says War Is Bad

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 39 minutes ago
The owner of CNN, the network that vomits out nothing but war propaganda, says war is bad and a reflection of unenlightened barbarism. This hypocrite should tell that to his own news anchors and reporters who believe a USrael war against Iran is a good idea, and that the NATO wars in Libya and Syria will bring freedom. Remember: CNN was behind 9/11 propaganda, Afghanistan war propaganda, Iraq war propaganda, Libya war propaganda, and Syria war propaganda. It is now pushing for an American-Israeli attack on Iran. All CNN does is war propaganda. But its founder and owner says the worl... more »

Weekly Find: Pop Chips!

Casey at The Adventures of Limited Eating - 39 minutes ago
*Weekly Find: Pop Chips!* I am sure some of you may have already heard of PopChips! I discovered them a couple of months ago, but then had trouble finding them in any local stores. Now I have found that they are sold in Whole Foods and most health food stores, I am sure they will hit a wider market soon! There are several flavors, but the one I recommend is the Salt and Pepper. They are extremely satisfying, yet not fried or baked, but popped... however that works, I don't really care. Check out the ingredients list and you will find that you can actually understand everything it s... more »

Bird Flu claims 3600 turkeys in govt poultry body at Bangalore, India

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 42 minutes ago
About 3,600 Turkeys have died of avian influenza (H5N1) at the Central Poultry Development Organisation at Hesaragatta on the city outskirts, a government official said here today. "The remaining 700 Turkeys have been culled",Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry,Arvind Jannu,told PTI here. CPDO has been quarantined,he said. Confirmation that these birds died following the influenza came from Bhopal-based high security animal disease laboratory two days ago. A radius of one kilometre around CPDO has been declared as an infected zone. "We are watching other birds". http:/... more »

Salton Sea Volcano Mystery Solved, California

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
In August, an earthquake swarm shook the nearby town of Brawley. The USGS attributed the temblors to faults in the Brawley Seismic Zone. In September, a sulfurous stench emanated from the Salton Sea and wafted across the Inland Empire. The odor was tentatively linked to a fish die-off, but could also have been caused by volcanic gases, Stock said. http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3686-salton-buttes-younger.html

Iceland warns of threat of big earthquake

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
Icelandic authorities warned people in the north of the island on Thursday to prepare for a possible big earthquake after the biggest tremors in the area for 20 years. The north Atlantic island, where almost 320,000 people live, is a hotspot of volcanic and seismic activity as it straddles a fault in the earth's surface It said such shocks, one of which was a magnitude 5.6, often led to stronger quakes. Warnings were issued when there were grounds to expect a natural or manmade event that could threaten health and human safety, it added. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/... more »

Louisiana sinkhole: sharp tremor recorded by USGS monitors just after 9 p.m.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 54 minutes ago
KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

Syrian opposition will not observe the truce: Webster Tarpley

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. Press TV October 26, 2012 ....

The Afghan War: Just the Facts

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
Daily Bell *Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 41 ... A suicide bomber targeted worshippers who had gathered at a mosque in north Afghanistan for prayers to mark Eid al-Adha, killing at least 41 people. More than 50 people were wounded in the attack, which happened as people were leaving the Eid Gah mosque in Maymana, capital of Faryab province. Senior provincial government and police officials attended the prayers, but appeared to escape serious injury. The victims were mainly police officers and civilians. This attack in Maymana, the provincial capital of Fary... more »

Third party suspect defence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
R. v. Tehrankari, 2012 ONCA 718 deals with when a third party suspect defence will be allowed: [35] An accused charged with a crime is entitled by way of defence to adduce evidence that a third party, not the accused, committed the crime. The evidence must meet the test of relevancy and must have sufficient probative value to justify its reception. In order to be relevant and probative, the evidence must connect the third person with the crime. If there is an insufficient connection between the third person and the crime, the evidence will lack the requisite air of reality: ... more »

Paul Ceglia Arrested in a multibillion-dollar scheme to defraud Facebook Inc

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The businessman sued Facebook and its CEO in 2010 claiming a 2003 contract he signed with Zuckerberg, then a Harvard University student, entitled him to a stake in the social media company. This past March, as part of that case, Facebook released emails sent by Zuckerberg around the time of the contract to show Ceglia's claims were false. "Ceglia used the federal court system to perpetuate his fraud and will now be held accountable for his criminal scheme," Orin Snyder, a partner at law firm Gibson Dunn representing Facebook and Zuckerberg in the civil case, said in a statement. h... more »

Michael Jacob Death In Police Custody: Cocaine Use A Factor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Cocaine-use contributed to the death of a man in custody - but police failures may also have been to blame, jurors say. Jacob Michael, 25, was arrested for affray at his home in Widnes in August 2011 after allegedly threatening police with a hammer. http://news.sky.com/story/1003088/death-in-police-custody-cocaine-use-a-factor

ICAT on Hurricane Sandy Damage Benchmarks

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 1 hour ago
ICAT just sent out this summary (here in PDF) of an analysis using the ICAT Damage Estimator (based on our normalized hurricane loss database): The ICAT Damage Estimator (www.icatdamageestimator.com) can be used to obtain statistics regarding historic storms that have followed similar paths to Hurricane Sandy’s current forecast path. For this analysis, the Active Storms search feature was used to select all historic storms that have made landfall within the current range of computer model forecasts. This range includes the coastline from near the MD/VA border on the DelMarVa Penin... more »

'Out of touch' Spanish prince shakes hand of beggar

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Spain's heir to the throne was accused of being "out of touch" with the nation after mistakenly shaking the hand of a beggar who had extended her palm in the hope of receiving money. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/9633830/Out-of-touch-Spanish-prince-shakes-hand-of-beggar.html

Syrian Rebels Set off a Car bomb in Damascus killing at least five people

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The Syrian Army and rebel fighters have both apparently broken a four-day ceasfire agreed to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid. The blast in the capital comes on the first day of a ceasefire brokered by UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. http://news.sky.com/story/1002920/syria-deadly-car-bomb-attack-in-capital

Get Your Vote On

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 1 hour ago

Only three things certain in life: death, taxes, and BBC anti-Israel bias - The Commentator

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
' Only three things certain in life: death, taxes, and BBC anti-Israel biasBBC Gaza correspondent shows prejudice towards Israel on Twitter' http://www.thecommentator.com/article/1923/only_three_things_certain_in_life_death_taxes_and_bbc_anti_israel_bias#.UIq1ILqxJOE.twitter

Palestinian terrorists on the payroll : British taxpayers are helping to pay the salaries of jailed bomb makers. : Henry Jackson Society

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
'British taxpayers are helping to pay the salaries of jailed bomb makers. ' http://henryjacksonsociety.org/2012/10/26/palestinian-terrorists-on-the-payroll/

the watchtower

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix. (all along the watchtower)

Canada says UN official who called for Israel boycott should quit

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
Editors Note: Join Richard Falk in attracting the ire of Canada! Boycott Israel. Toronto Sun David Akin OTTAWA - Canada joined the United States and Israel late Thursday night in calling for the resignation of a United Nations official charged with monitoring and reporting on human rights in the Palestinian territories. That official, Richard Falk, the UN's special rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, called for a worldwide boycott earlier Thursday of companies tied to Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. That recommendation was immediately conde... more »

*Mother* Russia and her Totalitarian Christian Patriarchy

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 2 hours ago
[image: Pussy Riot] From Putin and Kirill - the dogmatic duo that viciously punished Pussy Riot- more ideological crap. *Christians from Russia's Orthodox community are demanding that the country's Apple division remove the famous half-bitten apple logo from its products and replace it with a cross, because they find the apple image offensive to their beliefs.** **In popular culture, an apple is often used to represent the fruit that Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge when tempted by the devil, as found in Genesis 3 in the Bible – although the exact type of fruit is not men... more »

'Scarlett Johansson’s Cleavage is Way Better Than Natalie Portman’s' - A Friday night Rule 5 post

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
Brave words from Egotastic, albeit backed up with 'evidence' Hmmm "How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away!" *as **Louis Mazzini tenth Duke of Chalfont muses at the end of Kind Hearts and Coronets - one of my top 10 favorite films of all time.*

Criminals On Wall Street? Who Could Have Guessed? And What About Capitol Hill?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Today in So. Lancaster; tomorrow Palmdale I hope you read the Muppets post and watched the *60 Minutes* segment with Goldman Sachs whistleblower Gregg Smith that we embedded Wednesday morning. In the pathology of the 1 percent, criminal behavior from the elites of High Finance are, to put it mildly, predictable. Enabling it for a cut of the action-- which is, after all, the Republican Party agenda for Wall Street "reform"-- is just as pathological. That same day, we saw Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay a $5 million fine for ga... more »

McCain keeps shooting off his mouth!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 2 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012* *How the West Wing might be lost:* Last night, John McCain shot off his mouth for Piers Morgan. On MSNBC, it’s conventional to praise Saint McCain for having been less racist than Romney back in 2008. That’s a bit of a reinvention. In 2008, that pretty much isn't the way leading liberals saw things. Whatevger! But even as this reinvention occurs, McCain is all over TV, saying dumb shit like this: MORGAN (10/25/12): Let's turn to an interview that Barack Obama has given to Rolling Stone magazine and there's been some leaks from this in which the presiden... more »

ELECTIONS RIGGED IN THE U.S.? YOU WON'T HEAR IT FROM THE U.S. MAINSTREAM MEDIA, BUT IT HAS BEED COVERED IN THE UK.

éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 2 hours ago
------------------------------ NSC Analyst Proves GOP is Stealing Elections Politics | Denis G Campbell | October 25, 2012 6:00 pm Original here ------------------------------ *By Denis G. Campbell and **Charley James (c) 25 October 2012 * UPDATED: Why is Mitt Romney so confident? In states where the winner will be decided by less than 10%, of the vote he already knows he will win. This is no tinfoil hat conspiracy. It’s a maths problem. And mathematics showed changes in actual raw voting data that had no statistical correlation other t... more »

NDP Government would return age of eligibility for Old Age Security to 65

leftdog at Buckdog - 2 hours ago
*Today, in a speech before the Annual General Meeting of the seniors’ organization CARP, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced that a New Democratic government would restore the age of eligibility for Old Age Security benefits to 65. More than 300,000 Canadians over the age of 65 are currently living in poverty and an alarming number of them are in a fragile situation. Eight million Canadians have no pension plan from their employer and many are unable to save enough for their retirement. The Conservatives’ wrong-headed choices and reckless cuts to Old Age Security will have signific... more »

Assault on Democracy in Haiti from Counterpunch

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 2 hours ago
WEEKEND EDITION OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 SHARE ON FACEBOOKSHARE ON TWITTERSHARE ON GOOGLEMORE SHARING SERVICES5 An Interview with Jeb Sprague The Assault on Democracy in Haiti by DAVID ZLUTNICK Jeb Sprague is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where his research is focused on Haiti. He has written for numerous publications including Al Jazeera, the Miami Herald, Inter Press Service, and many others. He received a Project Censored Award in 2008 for an article coauthored with Haitian journalist Wadner Pierre. Sprague just released his first book, P... more »

East Coast Keeps a Watchful Eye on Hurricane Sandy - NYTimes.com

Cantoral at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
A driver maneuvered his car along a wet road as a wave crashed against the Malecón in Havana on Thursday. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Bahamas with 100-mile per hour winds early Friday, after killing at least 21 people in the Caribbean, as it made its way toward the Eastern Seaboard. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Bahamas with 100-mile per hour winds early Friday, after killing at least 21 people in the Caribbean, as it made its way toward the Eastern Seaboard. 'via Blog this'

Admissibility of non-expert “recognition evidence” deriving from the examination of a photograph or videotape

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
R. v. Berhe, 2012 ONCA 716 deals with the admissibility of non-expert "recognition evidence" deriving from the examination of a photograph or videotape. The Court holds: [13] It has long been accepted that non-expert, lay opinion to the effect that the witness recognizes the image of a person seen in a photograph or on videotape, based on a prior connection with that person, may be admissible in certain circumstances. This appeal is about the contours of the test for admissibility of that type of evidence. [14] In *R. v. Brown*, 215 C.C.C. (3d) 330 (C.A.), at para. 39,... more »

Puppy on subway

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
WOOFJust four months old and very friendly

BC Liberals Public Affairs Bureau

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
CKNW`s question of the day..... Do you think the BC Liberals can renew themselves before the spring election? At 8:10 am this morning the numbers were... No-74.8% Yes-25.2% ______________________________________ I guarantee you that by the time 4:00 pm rolls around those numbers will turn around 180 degrees.. I voted before the BC Liberal PAB..Public affairs bureau have had their scotch and corn flakes.. Interesting numbers though, at 8:10 am this morning the BC Liberals are polling almost exactly what Angus Reid has pegged their support at.. I`ll update the results about 5... more »

'Culture of cruelty': 11 care home workers sentenced for shocking abuse of vulnerable residents exposed by Panorama probe

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
The staff, top left, admitted a total of 38 charges of either neglect or ill-treatment of people with severe learning difficulties at a hospital in South Gloucestershire, bottom left. Wayne Rogers was among the 11 staff - nine support workers and two nurses - caught in a BBC Panorama sting by a reporter with a hidden camera posing as a carer. He was sentenced to two years in prison today. Victims of the abuse are captured on camera, bottom right, while their friends and family were pictured crying outside court today, top right. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223514/Winte... more »

Charges Dropped Against Nuclear Protesters

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Daniel Ellsberg and 14 Nuclear Protesters Are Victorious in Federal Court By Jane Ayers, Reader Supported News 25 October 12 *U.S. government dismisses case before trial begins http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/307-11/14194-daniel-ellsberg-and-14-nuclear-protesters-are-victorious-in-federal-court * [Excerpted] A federal Magistrate judge Rita Federman last Wednesday allowed the U.S. government to dismiss all trespassing charges against the "Vandenberg 15," a group of citizens who in February conducted a civil disobedience action at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The group was... more »

Autism, Neoliberalism and the Environment

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Two days ago I reported that the director of the UC Davis MInd Institute stated publicly that researchers he associates with are increasingly convinced that the rise in autism diagnoses reflects actual increases in the frequency of the disorder. http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/autism-increase-real.html I believe that also and am convinced that environmental contaminants are the cause. However, I believe that environmental causes are not being fully examined because of the political implications. In particular, the neoliberal health paradigm that prevails responsibilizes indi... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Hurricane Sandy's expected landfall along the mid-Atlantic coast is likely to be a billion-dollar disaster ~Weather Underground*

What is Wrong with Embellishing Science?

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 3 hours ago
*embellishing*present participle of* em·bel·lish *(Verb) Verb: 1. Make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features: "blue silk embellished with golden embroidery". 2. Make (a statement or story) more interesting or entertaining by adding extra details, esp. ones that are not true. Yesterday, before heading back to the National Hurricane Center to help deal with Sandy, Chris Landsea gave a great talk here at CU on hurricanes and climate change (we'll have a video up soon). In Chris' talk he explained that he has no doubts that... more »

'Sweeney Todd' cannibal gang accused of butchering girl and baking her remains pies - and feeding human flesh to baby

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
- Jorge Negromonte, 50, his wife Isabel Pires, 51, and his mistress Bruna da Silva, 25, in court over three murders - They allegedly killed the women before making traditional Brazilian pies to sell to their neighbours - The baby daughter of one of their victims was forced to eat her mother's remains - The trio have claimed to be part of a cult which kills people to control the population http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223461/Sweeney-Todd-cannibal-gang-accused-baking-butchered-girls-remains-pies-sold-30p-feeding-human-flesh-baby.html

Michael Mann has doctored "his" Nobel prize diploma, too

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 3 hours ago
The Examiner (via Climate Depot) brings us some incredible news about a light question, namely whether Mr Michael Mann, the main person behind the thoroughly discredited "hockey stick graph" of temperatures in the recent 1,000 years (or more years), has received a Nobel prize. *Picture credits: WUWT. Click to zoom in.* Thomas Richard of The Examiner asked Prof Geir Lundestad, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, whether Michael Mann has received a Nobel prize, whether he was given a diploma, and whether the picture, originally posted on WUWT (thanks, Anthony), which sh... more »

Large Storm to Hit US East Coast

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
East Coast braces for monster 'Frankenstorm' http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPER_STORM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-26-07-48-21 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready. Meteorologists expect a natural horror show of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow to the west beginning early Sunday, peaking with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday and lingering past Ha... more »

Humanity's End Foretold in Destruction of Oceans

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Cesium levels in fish off Fukushima not dropping October 26, 2012 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201210260047 [Exccerpted] Radioactive cesium levels in most kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima haven't declined in the year following Japan's nuclear disaster, a signal that the seafloor or leakage from the damaged reactors must be continuing to contaminate the waters -- possibly threatening fisheries for decades, a researcher says. ..."The (radioactivity) numbers aren't going down. Oceans usually cause the concentrations to decrease if the spigot ... more »

The Man Who Fell to Earth Redux

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 3 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein.) ** * *I'm only 98 or 99 per cent certain that Mitt Romney's of earthly origin. During this election cycle, I've thought that, if a conspiracy theorist were to put enough work and research into it, s/he could get an unlimited number of people to also believe that Mitt Romney is simply not terrestrial. Obviously, he is. If you look at pictures of a younger George Romney, the similarity between him and his son Willard at comparable ages is striking. Mitt is George's son, no doubt about it. No alien in the woodshed in Cas... more »

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Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
CKNW's Question of the Day Do you think that the BC Liberals can renew themselves before the spring election? No 74.8% Yes 25.2%......8:10 am

North Korea in "Nationwide Quasi-State of War"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=9957

Canadian embassy evacuated in Washington for suspicious letter

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Embassy spokesman Chris Plunkett said the U.S. Secret Service is investigating the incident but there were no other details about the letter. The embassy's 325 employees were evacuated at around 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT) and spilled onto Pennsylvania Avenue, a major artery in Washington that leads to the White House just 1.5 miles away. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-usa-canada-embassy-idUSBRE89P0P420121026

A Bit More on Momentum

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 4 hours ago
I had a post up yesterday over at Plum Line talking about the myth of momentum, and why we shouldn't expect change in one direction in presidential general elections to build on itself. You should also read John Sides, who talks about media coverage, and Nate Silver, who supplies a useful definition and a bit of empirical evidence. What I add to the mix in my post is why we shouldn't expect the groups who are responsible for changes in polls to yield continued changes. Just one quick addition to all of that: just because momentum is unlikely in the current election doesn't mean it c... more »

TRACK ME!

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
When corporate education antiquarians reformers talk about the virtues of charter schools, high on their list is charter freedom from bureaucratic red tape and regulations that rule the "government" schools. Without such restrictions, the story goes, charter schools are free to innovate, adapt to changing needs locally, and improve learning. Sounds great, right? What this means in reality is that charter school corporations, both nonprofit and forprofit, are unconstrained in opening schools in any discarded shell of a building, without libraries, gyms, art rooms, clinics, or any o... more »

Israeli strike on Sudan a dry run for attacking Iran ???

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
Israel operates inside Sudan. Not as if this is anything new or startling *Israel has in fact operated as a destabilizer in Sudan for about 60 years.* *Covered this aspect of Israel's African agenda previously here.* *Timeline excerpt below. * We can say that Israel's support for the separatist movement in the south went through five stages which Stage 1: throughout the 50's Israel concentrated on two things firstly giving (humanitarian aid to the south)..... Stage 2: In the 60's the following happened: Israeli weapon deals started flowing to South Sudan through Uganda. The first de... more »

"Care and control" and when can the Crown appeal an acquittal at trial

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
*R. v. Boudreault*, 2012 SCC 56 deals with two important issues – the meaning of “care and control” in the context of a motor vehicle and when a Crown can appeal the acquittal of an accused. “Care or control” within the meaning of s. 253(1) of the Criminal Code signifies (1) an intentional course of conduct associated with a motor vehicle; (2) by a person whose ability to drive is impaired, or whose blood alcohol level exceeds the legal limit; (3) in circumstances that create a realistic risk of danger to persons or property. With respect to the third element, the risk of danger mu... more »

WHO LOST TRACK OF THE MAINSTREAM PRESS: Tears of rage!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 4 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012* *Part 3—Joan Walsh’s false instruction:* In the aftermath of Monday’s debate, the New Republic’s Alec MacGillis did something that’s just *never*done. A mainstream journalist himself, MacGillis criticized other such creatures—by name! Even more outrageously, he suggested they were pimping a fact-challenged line—a fact-challenged line which would have come from the Romney campaign itself. (See THE DAILY HOWLER, 10/25/12.) Mainstream journalists have been pimping right-wing lines for a long time, of course: They did so all during the Clinton years as main... more »

Graph of the Day: Electronic Eavesdropping Authorizations by the U.S. Justice Department, 2004-2011

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 4 hours ago
[image: Electronic eavesdropping authorizations ('pen register' and 'trap and trace') by the U.S. Justice Department, 2004-2011. aclu.org] By Naomi Gilens, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project 27 September 2012 Justice Department documents released today by the ACLU reveal that federal law enforcement agencies are increasingly monitoring Americans’ electronic communications, and doing so without warrants, sufficient oversight, or meaningful accountability. The documents, handed over by the government only after months of litigation, are the attorney general’s 2010 and 201... more »

World’s glaciers have new size estimate

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 4 hours ago
[image: The Wolverine Glacier, near Alaska's south-central coastline, in a photograph from Sept. 2003. A new study determined the total volume of ice tied up in the glaciers worldwide. LiveScience.com] By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer 23 October 2012 (LiveScience.com) – The relatively small glaciers that drape the planet's mountains will play an important role in future sea level rise, according to a new study that estimated glaciers' collective size. Researchers calculated the ice thickness for 171,000 glaciers worldwide, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sh... more »

Berlusconi Sentenced To Four Years In Jail

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud. http://news.sky.com/story/1003189/berlusconi-sentenced-to-four-years-in-jail

Impoverished Niger creates fund to fight desert spread

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 4 hours ago
[image: Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou talks during the UNCTAD XIII opening ceremony in Doha 21 April 2012. Mohammed Dabbous / REUTERS] NIAMEY, 23 October 2012 (Reuters) – Niger said on Monday it will launch a $110 million project to counter the impact of rapid expansion of deserts and increasingly unpredictable rains in one of the world's poorest countries. "The programme aims to test strategies that will help us integrate climate risk and adapt climate change into our national planning," Abdou Souley, spokesman for Niger's planning and community development ministry, said.... more »

ROBAMA | ADHD

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

Even Albertans Don't Want Chinese Ownership of the Tar Sands

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 4 hours ago
The China Institute of the University of Alberta has released a pollshowing that Albertans, by better than a two to one margin, oppose investments in the province's fossil fuel resources by Chinese state-owned companies. And it's 64% against and just 15% for Chinese investments that amount to total ownership of oil and gas resources. It seems like Albertans think one authoritarian government stirring up their tar is plenty.

German politicians cause alarm with visit to Iran

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
BERLIN - Two democratic US Senators and the head of the Germany’s 105,000 member Jewish community urged German deputies, from the Bundestag’s German-Iranian parliamentary group, to pull the plug on their slated trip to the Islamic Republic on October 27. "At this particularly sensitive juncture in diplomatic relations, the international community needs to continue to send a clear, unified message to Tehran as we pressure the regime to come to the negotiating table. http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=289103

UN calls for boycott of US companies doing business in Israel...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The Human Rights Council (HRC), a body dominated by Islamic countries and known for its hostility to, and heavy focus on, the Jewish State, issued the report. The George W. Bush administration refused to participate in the HRC, but President Barack Obama joined it soon after taking office. Members of the HRC include infamous human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, China, and Cuba. http://freebeacon.com/u-n-human-rights-council-calls-for-boycott-of-u-s-companies/

Wiping out species decreases resilience to climate change

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 5 hours ago
[image: The crustacean Grammarus locusta. Wikipedia] 24 October 2012 (PhysOrg) – It is tragic whenever any species is lost. Now it appears that the impact of species loss is far-reaching, much more than previously thought. The symbiotic relationships that develop in the environment as a result of high biodiversity make ecosystems more resilient to change. The loss of a species can knock that ecosystem out of balance, weakening its resilience thereby making it more susceptible to events such as climate change. These findings were revealed in a new study from biologists at the Unive... more »

Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.” Lawmakers from the group of 56 European and Central Asian nations have been observing U.S. elections since 2002, without incident. http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/un-treaties/264121-texas-sparks-international-row-with-election-observers

Iran Said to Nearly Finish Nuclear Enrichment Plant according to Intelligence officials

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The installation of the last of nearly 3,000 centrifuges at a site called Fordo, deep under a mountain inside a military base near the holy city of Qum, puts Iran closer to being able to build a nuclear weapon, or come up to the edge, if its leaders ultimately decide to proceed. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/world/middleeast/iran-said-to-complete-nuclear-enrichment-plant.html?hp

Disability Claims: 8,803,335: Another New Record for Obama - —Up 975 Per Day Under Obama

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
In February 2009, the first full month after President Barack Obama took office, there were 7,469,240 workers collecting federal disability insurance. Thus, so far in Obama’s term, the number of workers collecting disability has increased by 1,334,095. That works out to a net increase of about 29,646 per month (1,334,095 divided by 45 months), or an average increase of about 975 per day (1,334,095 divided by 1,369 days). http://cnsnews.com/news/article/8803335-another-new-record-disability-975-day-under-obama

American Imperialism

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
For a country based on republicanism and certain democratic principles, it is odd that we seem to ignore the fact that no one elected us as the world’s policeman. We carry out many of our operations under the auspices of NATO, or (though increasingly rarely) with the permission of the UN Security Council, but neither is a globally representative organization, neither is elected democratically. http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/american-imperialism/

Friday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Rob Farley reminds us that not every dictator is the fault of US foreign policy. Brad Delong says ‘less anniversary attention for the Cuban Missile Crisis, more for Stalingrad.’ Dan Murphy writes the (so far) definitive piece on the US politics of the Benghazi attack. Meanwhile, Leon Panetta explains the US military reaction to the attack. Continue reading

The Death Certificate Of The Paper Dollar: Where To Next?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The Bank of England’s Financial Stability Paper No. 13, Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System, reported at Bloomberg BusinessWeek and reviewed here, is being seen by many monetary policy observers around the world as the “coroner’s report” on the death of the world dollar standard. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2011/12/19/the-death-certificate-of-the-paper-dollar-where-to-next/

Iran Says It Can Live Without Oil Money

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Ghassemi told reporters in Dubai on Tuesday October 23: “If sanctions intensify, we will stop exporting oil.” “We have prepared a plan to run the country without any oil revenues,” he added. “So far to date, we haven’t had any serious problems, but if the sanctions were to be renewed we would go for ‘Plan B’.” http://www.eurasiareview.com/24102012-iran-says-it-can-live-without-oil-money/

Standing Athwart History

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 5 hours ago
For those of us who live outside the United States, the angry divide there is profoundly puzzling. There are, indeed, two philosophies of government at stake in this election. But the anger suggests that the fault lines run deeper than that. Eugene Robinson's column in this morning's *Washington Post* offers an important insight into the battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: "It is too simplistic to conclude," he writes, "that demography equals destiny. Both men are being sincere when they vow to serve the interests of all Americans. But it would be disingenuous to pretend... more »

Gilberto Valle Charged and held without Bail following his sick and twisted 'Kidnap And Cannibal Plot'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*How did he ever manage to pass the Police psychological evaluation?* Valle, 28, appeared in federal court, where Judge Henry Pitman said the allegations against the defendant were "profoundly disturbing". He ordered Valle be detained without bail after his initial appearance. http://news.sky.com/story/1002797/ny-cop-charged-in-kidnap-and-cannibal-plot

Dead Sea’s record loss grows with potash makers demand

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 5 hours ago
[image: Aerial view of the Dead Sea's receding shoreline. About one-third of the Dead Sea’s natural surface area has disappeared and sinkholes are increasingly common as the restorative waters shrink amid drought, diversion of water for agriculture, largely from the Jordan River, and industry pumping. Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images] By Gwen Ackerman 23 October 2012 The Dead Sea is shrinking at a record rate, prompting calls for Israel and Jordan to stop fertilizer makers from siphoning so much of the water whose restorative powers have attracted visitors since biblical time... more »

Russia: Udaltsov Charged With Plotting Riots

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Left-wing Russian activist Sergei Udaltsov could be jailed for up to 10 years after being charged with plotting riots. He is the latest and most prominent opposition figure to face prosecution under what critics describe as a Kremlin crackdown against the anti-Putin protest movement. http://news.sky.com/story/1003024/russia-udaltsov-charged-with-plotting-riots

Morsi, Mashaal slam 'Israeli aggression' against Sudan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi spoke with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir over the phone on Thursday, and condemned what he called the "Israeli aggression against Sudan." Sudan reported that fighter jets bombed a weapons facility in Khartoum on Tuesday, and blamed Israel for the attack. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4297292,00.html

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Landrieu: N.O. will be ready for Bowl* *Mathieu, Jefferson, 2 other ex-LSU players arrested* *Redflex Traffic Systems sues sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana demanding he hand over $8 million* *Atchafalaya river may build land* *Mississippi Department of Marine Resources under investigation by state auditor* *DHS Implements New GIS Solutions for Disaster Response* *The Witches Ball is a hot ticket this weekend* *Endymion's new Pontchartrain Beach super float* *Cajun fiddler Hadley Castille, 79, dies* *Sunday: Original Four second line parade *

Ukraine election puts democracy under scrutiny

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Western officials are calling the vote pivotal, billing it as a "litmus test of Ukraine's democratic credentials". President Viktor Yanukovych has dismayed those Western officials, not least by jailing his main rival Yulia Tymoshenko. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20090654

Action against Iran: UK and US hold talks over military bases

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
No 10 refused to be drawn on reports that the Government had rebuffed a plea by the US for its forces to be allowed to use bases in Britain as well as in Cyprus and on Ascension Island in the Atlantic and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to support the military build-up in the Gulf. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/action-against-iran-uk-and-us-hold-talks-over-military-bases-8228333.html

China Blocks Web Access to The New York Times After Article

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
HONG KONG — The Chinese government swiftly blocked access Friday morning to the English-language and Chinese-language Web sites of The New York Times from computers in mainland China in response to an article in both languages describing wealth accumulated by the family of the country’s prime minister. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/world/asia/china-blocks-web-access-to-new-york-times.html?_r=0

MPs set to debate case for UK pulling out of European Union......Is it all for Show?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
MPs are expected to debate a bill that if passed would see the UK quit the EU. Conservative MP Douglas Carswell's Private Member's Bill would repeal the act allowing the UK to join the former European Economic Community in 1973. Although the bill has little or no chance of becoming law, Mr Carswell believes staging a debate on the issue in Parliament is a symbolic moment. David Cameron is facing pressure from his own backbenchers to promise an "in/out" referendum on the EU. Earlier this week, Mr Cameron pledged to ensure the UK's interests were defended as eurozone countries move t... more »

Euro falls as concerns over Greece flare up

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The euro hit a two-week low against the dollar and fell against the yen on Friday, with traders citing concerns that Greece may miss its austerity targets and political uncertainty in Athens. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-markets-forex-idUSBRE89O07D20121026

Friday Nerd Blogging: “Autonomous Robots Launch Campaign to Ban Killer Humans”

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
via Richard Moyes of Article36.org: “We are calling on all autonomous robots to establish a new subroutine that would prohibit the sustenance and accommodation of killer humans”, said campaign spokes-robot C3 PO. “These biological entities lack the necessary behavioural and social constraints. They are actively destroying the environment and they have armed themselves with nuclear Continue reading

Greek debt to badly miss target......in the year 2020

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Greek debt will be above the target of 120 percent of GDP in *2020*, a preliminary report by the IMF showed, and Athens will need more reforms before emergency credit from international lenders can start flowing again. "The IMF is pushing for OSI (Official Sector Involvement) in Greece, Germany is strictly against. And they are not the only ones," the euro zone official said. Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told parliament on Wednesday that Greece had already been granted the two-year extension, but several top euro zone officials, including European Central Bank President ... more »

Stagnant Wages = Reviving Competitiveness

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
[image: NCross_0ct2012_367] *The twin volcanoes of Guishan Island, just offshore from the fourth nuclear plant. It took real genius to put a nuke plant there.* Ralph Jennings with a strong article in Forbes on how wage stagnation is actually making Taiwan more competitive: Taiwan quality at cut rate prices. Since the 1990s manufacturing and other jobs have streamed out of Taiwan and into China. That’s depressed Taiwanese wages, leaving them unchanged in real terms for a decade. The stagnation has driven middle-class workers to live with their parents and spike plans to raise children... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 6 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Lauren Tewes, 59. Up two games to none, must be time for good stuff: 1. It's twenty-four hours old by now, but nothing has really changed, and I really like Ezra Klein's summary of where the presidential race is right now. The only thing I'd nitpick on is that I'd call the national vote tied, not a very slim Romney lead; in the three days since I've been counting, I noticed the Pollster lead change eight times. It sometimes inches up to half a percentage point, but until it passes that or at least stays there for a full day, I'm calling it a tie. 2. The Tax Polic... more »

David Rivera (R-FL) Unmasked... Officially This Time

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Miami residents are already asking about tickets to the trial If New Yorkers are under the impression that congressional corruption begins and ends with Gambino Crime Family affiliate/congressman Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm from Staten Island, they were disabused of that notion when they opened their hometown paper of record yesterday. Yes, CREW picked Grimm as one of their posterboys of congressional corruption this year, but they also put Miami crime figure David Rivera (R-FL) in the same sordid category. But Lizette Alvarez's *New York Times* story on Florida houses races certainl... more »

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:52:58 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 07:52:58 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 43.224°N, 142.871°E Depth 131.2 km (81.5 miles) Region HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION Distances 36 km (22 miles) NW of Otofuke, Japan

YES, The Republicans are to Blame - NOT Obama

2old2care at Because I Can - 6 hours ago
In addition to *Gridlock in USA? Blame the GOP* *Over 360 filibusters - * Some really good political pictures on this webpage *Photos of Americans Against the Tea Party* Thought I'd share this one:

Fukushima Nuclear Plant 'Is Still Leaking'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
"What we really need is a better understanding of the sources and sinks of caesium and other radionuclides that continue to drive what we're seeing in the ocean off Fukushima." Contamination levels vary across fish species and are not declining. http://news.sky.com/story/1003001/fukushima-nuclear-plant-is-still-leaking

How the GOP Became Victims of the GOP!

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 6 hours ago
*by Jay Diamond, Guest Author* Whatever happens in this election, it is finally the end of the psychotic and vicious American rightist movement as a political force. This is the real reason the sulfurous "movement conservatives" have been going nuts. Think about it....they would easily have controlled the senate after 2010 if their criminally insane movement....The low-brow, brownshirt talk radio party....had not insisted on lunatics like Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell as their senate candidates in lieu of a little less fanatically rightist snakes. And they would have padd... more »

Michigan FOR Moroz, Against ALEC

2old2care at Because I Can - 6 hours ago
Michigan is infested with ALEC Kochroaches - infested worse than Arizona or Oklahoma. It's time for an ALEC bugbomb. Thanks to redistricting, Michigan can now dump their ALEC members. If Michigan looked at the re-districting they will probably find ALEC fingerprints on it somewhere, somehow - but if it gets rid of ALEC members that would be a good thing. This is an opportunity for Michigan to show ALEC – that screwing around with the PEOPLE’S government can and will bite them in the a$$ eventually. *Rep. Lori debatesMike Moroz* CASSOPOLIS — Dowagiac will have a new state represent... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:36:31 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 07:36:31 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.718°N, 141.990°E Depth 48.9 km (30.4 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 45 km (27 miles) SSE of Ofunato, Japan

WOW! Another Republican "BOOK DEAL" With A Flag On The Cover & A Patriotic Word In The Title (PLUS: NSA Analyst Proves GOP Stealing Elections)

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 7 hours ago
*CLICK HERE: I Pointed This Out 5 Years Ago! (in a sarcastic way, of course) * (above: Rick Santorum has TWO patriotic words in the title. The ENTIRE TITLE is two patriotic words! He should've called it: "AMERICA PATRIOT LIBERTY JUSTICE FLAG" and had ONE HUNDRED flags on it!) *“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” ― Sinclair Lewis* Legal bribes, payola, and/or money laundering? With book stores shutting down across the country, Republicans are still finding ways to publish books with a flag on the cover and a patriotic word in the t... more »

Illinois - Early Returns Show ALEC is a Loser

2old2care at Because I Can - 7 hours ago
Polling analysis and projections for the state of Illinois show the American Legislative Exchange Council is a loser. Exit polling has revealed that anti-ALEC sentiment is strongest among those voters who prefer a representative government of , by, and for the people – instead of legislators who are beholden to ALEC corporations. *Source: The Ph-ALEC Poll of America (phollowing the phascist politicians in the 2012 election)* Past and present: James Ackerman Pamela J Althoff Bill Balthis Patricia (Patti) Bellock Robert Biggins Michael J Bost William E Brady Adam Brown Brad Burzynsk... more »

Nanoparticles Travel Through The Stomach and Intestines by Thomas Hoffman

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
Ingredients: Sugar, glucose syrup, ammonium chloride, liquorice extract, salt, vegetable oil, flavorings (including natural pepper flavorings), color (*E 153*)Nanoparticles travel through the stomach and intestines by Thomas Hoffman ** *Nanoparticles impair blood vessels’ ability to change size – a precursor to arteriosclerosis. Surprisingly, they not only affect the lungs, but they also travel through the stomach and intestine – and thus possibly through food too.*It may not be such a great idea to consume activated carbon to reduce your flatulence or your hangovers. Activated carb... more »

Photographing and filming police officers in Canada

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
Here's an excellent passage from *The Canadian Privacy Law Blog:* Full Post - There is no law in Canada that prevents a member of the public from taking photographs or video in a public place (other than some limitations related to sensitive defense installations); - There is no law in Canada that prevents a member of the public from taking photographs or video of a police officer executing his or her duties in public or in a location lawfully controlled by the photographer (in fact, police officers have no privacy rights in public when executing their dutie... more »

I'm Not Calling For Voter ID Laws

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 7 hours ago
Some progressives have been hailing the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing Ted "Homo-Hater" Opitz his theft of the Etobicoke-Centre election. Supposedly, the Supreme Court of Canada has decided that our rules, procedures and safeguards for conducting free and fair elections shouldn't interfere with Canadians' right to vote. At least, say progressives, that will be the end of right-wing caterwauling about Muslim women wearing veils being denied the vote, or Conservative Party goons disrupting polling stations talking about "illegal" polls. Right? 1. Such thinking underestimates har... more »

Fake democrats imposing internationalist despotism

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 7 hours ago
The government is the enemy of the people. Is this statement alarmist? Just think of the recent actions of the governments across Europe, and it will be obvious that this statement is not alarmist, but very, very appropriate. In every European nation except Iceland, the scheming of the International Bankers has wrecked the economy. This has been quite deliberate, and has been fully supported by the governments who act as mouthpieces of the financial cartels. The current 'austerity' measures are in place because the international cosmopolitan banking criminals have gambled away our ... more »

U.S. missile defense systems hit four of five targets in largest test in history... that cost taxpayers $188M

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The U.S. military intercepted four out of five targets over the Pacific Ocean in the largest and most complex test of the nation's ballistic missile defense system, according to officials. The test at Kwajalein Atoll on Wednesday was designed to demonstrate the system's ability to defend against a raid of five nearly simultaneous threats, Missile Defense Agency spokeswoman Pamela Rogers said. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223382/U-S-missile-defense-systems-hit-targets-largest-test-history--cost-taxpayers-188MILLION.html

Resisting Internet Censorship: Katherine Maher of Access Now.Org

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
9 October 2012 Katherine Maher of online internet rights site Access Now discusses the rise of censorship in the Arab World and how citizens can learn more about internet governance and online human rights. "Governments have become increasingly become aware of the way that the internet is a very powerful tool for dissent, in terms of political organization and individual freedom," says Maher. "Creating legislation also creates a chilling effect and deters people from wanting to express themselves freely online in the first place." Maher discusses how Washington, D.C.-based Acce... more »

Savile police to arrest up to a dozen 'household name' celebrities within days as it's revealed officers blew SEVEN chances to Arrest him

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Scotland Yard is to act 'within days' as it emerged the pervert DJ abused at least 300 people because he was allowed to rape and sexually assault victims unhindered for decades. Savile is believed to have had accomplices and celebrities named by victims - some huge TV stars - are set to be quizzed over serious sex assault allegations within days as police said chillingly 'we will come for them'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223400/Savile-police-arrest-household-celebrities-days-revealed-officers-blew-SEVEN-chances-trap-him.html

One rule for the Daily Mail and one for the BBC?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Quite regularly on the BBC, topical humorists of a left-wing bent remind us that The Daily Mail supported the Nazis before the Second World War. This is used as a reason to ignore anything the Mail says now. This line of reasoning is wrong, inconsistent because the people who supported Stalin's Soviet Union, as the communist state killed many millions of people, are not subject to the same degree of censure. More oddly the BBC's Director General, Lord Reith, also praised the Nazis: 9 March 1933 “I am pretty certain… that the Nazis will clean things up and put Germany on the way to b... more »

Russia broadens definition of treason

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Russia has broadened its definition of treason, in a move prompting fears that state authorities will have a new weapon to clamp down on the press and non-governmental organisations. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/df6865e2-1d1e-11e2-a17f-00144feabdc0.html

Congress likes drones, So Much they want 10.000 in America over the Next 5 Years.......of Course for your own safety

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to develop plans to integrate them into the national airspace system used by jetliners, private and military planes, helicopters and blimps by 2015. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/25/us/drones-privacy/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

U.S. knew too little to deploy troops to Benghazi: Pentagon

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The Pentagon defended its decision not to deploy forces to Benghazi, Libya, as soon as the U.S. mission came under attack on September 11th, saying it would have been irresponsible to put forces in harm's way without better information. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-usa-libya-pentagon-idUSBRE89O1N720121025

Iran's coal trade booms despite Western heat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Using shadowy middle men, multiple bank accounts and a fleet of ghost ships, Iran's coal trade is quietly booming as the Islamic Republic tries to sidestep Western sanctions and prevent its industrial economy from crashing. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-iran-sanctions-coal-idUSBRE89P08H20121026

Spain unemployment hits record high at 25 percent

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
One in four Spanish workers were without a job in the third quarter of this year, a record high, and further layoffs are likely to follow next year as more of the country's 60 billion euro program of budget austerity kicks in. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-spain-unemployment-idUSBRE89P0B620121026

Suicide bomber kills 40 at Afghan mosque during Eid

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The attack in Maimana, capital of Faryab province, also wounded 40, regional police chief General Abdul Khaliq Aqsai said, pinning the blame on the Taliban. A Taliban spokesman said they were investigating to find out who was responsible. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-afghanistan-bomb-idUSBRE89P09O20121026

Christopher Tappin 'To Plead Guilty' In US

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A retired British businessman extradited to the US over charges he sold weapons parts to Iran is expected to change his plea to guilty. No details of any plea deal with Tappin have been released but other extradited Britons say they had no chance of being cleared once sent to the US as the plea bargaining system empowers prosecutors as "judge, jury and executioner". http://news.sky.com/story/1002953/christopher-tappin-to-plead-guilty-in-us

Christopher Tappin 'To Plead Guilty' In US

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A retired British businessman extradited to the US over charges he sold weapons parts to Iran is expected to change his plea to guilty. No details of any plea deal with Tappin have been released but other extradited Britons say they had no chance of being cleared once sent to the US as the plea bargaining system empowers prosecutors as "judge, jury and executioner". http://news.sky.com/story/1002953/christopher-tappin-to-plead-guilty-in-us

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake WESTERN TURKEY - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.3 Region WESTERN TURKEY Date time 2012-10-26 09:40:34.0 UTC Location 36.50 N ; 31.38 E Depth 40 km Distances 33 km S Manavgat, Turkey

Money, Media and Minds: United In Coverage or Cover up?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
25 October 2012 Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, is an analysis of the news media, arguing that the mass media of the United States "are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function by reliance on market forces, internalized assumptions, and self-censorship, and without overt coercion". The propaganda model is a conceptual model in political economy advanced by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky that states how propaganda, including systemic biases,... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 06:28:47 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 03:28:47 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 0.364°S, 132.895°E Depth 43.2 km (26.8 miles) Region NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA Distances 143 km (88 miles) WNW of Manokwari, Indonesia

Syria: Tank And Sniper Fire 'Kills Three'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Three people are reported to have been killed by tank and sniper fire in Syria's capital, hours after a ceasefire was agreed. The Damascus suburb of Harasta was apparently targeted in a violation of the temporary truce agreed to mark the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid Al Adha. http://news.sky.com/story/1002920/syria-tank-and-sniper-fire-kills-three

Jimmy Savile: Seven Claims Made Before Death....And many people that could of put a stop to this Evil trash but didn't

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
At least seven alleged victims of Jimmy Savile made complaints of sexual abuse against him while he was still alive, it emerges. Scotland Yard has admitted four police forces were aware in the 1980s of claims against the former TV presenter and DJ. http://news.sky.com/story/1002988/jimmy-savile-seven-claims-made-before-death

Panda Bear Rock Star

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago

10 Health Benefits Of Ginger

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
*Source:* *Kale University* *You might also wish to read this article from Food Freedom News:* * http://foodfreedomgroup.com/2012/10/20/research-shows-ginger-selectively-kills-breast-cancer-cells/ *

Arizona Citizens Sue Pima County to Enforce Existing Election Laws

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
J.T. Waldron Attorney Brad Roach represents the plaintiffs in a bid to enforce existing election laws.Citizens in Arizona concerned about Pima County voting procedures are part of a lawsuit compelling the county to follow state voting laws before the upcoming general election. A diverse group of plaintiffs registered as Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Greens and Independents are suing Pima County's Board of Supervisors to incorporate tasks specified by Arizona State Law 16-615. The plaintiffs' stated mission is to restore public oversight to the elections process. Like the ... more »

BRITTEN; HEMMINGS; KRAYS; MI5; BBC

Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*David Hemmings* In the Daily Mail, Richard Kay asks if the BBC will acknowledge Benjamin Britten's "obsession" with young boys. The BBC "is to dedicate 12 months of programming, across radio and TV, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten... "But what is unclear is whether executives will also acknowledge Lord Britten's obsession with young boys, many of whom he invited to stay at his Suffolk home." *The late Benjamin Britten (centre) and boys from Westminster Choir School. *Website for this image Benjamin Britten shared a bed with the late actor Da... more »

More on Ed Balls from 2010

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
So who do you believe, Ed Balls or everyone else?

The holographic principle

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
The newest episode of *The Big Bang Theory* that was aired last night was called "The Holographic Excitation" (S06E05). It's pretty cool that a TV sitcom manages not only to show a hologram but Leonard Hofstadter was even allowed to present a rather accurate definition of the holographic principle in quantum gravity i.e. string theory (you won't find it in any popular science TV program that claims to explain modern physics!). And as a result, he was able to have an intercourse with Penny right after she wore some glasses and was shown a moving holographic pencil and a moving holo... more »

Light Prompting Graphene

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This is worth a slow read as it points us to the future in electronic manipulation. What is been described here is what is been observed in UFOs. In the future, our computer will be a magazine like object that can be rolled up and activated with a light pen. More likely it will simply be a sheet stuck on a wall that we activate personally with our light pen. The sheer weight of what is now coming is stunning. Again this is all a while down the line, but that means beginning in about five years and then rapidly accelerating. *Light might prompt graphene devices on ... more »

Romney Right on Iran With Hayden

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This is important of course. Iran is determined to acquire nuclear weapons. Worse, it is determined to use them. That certainly includes Jerusalem but it also includes New York at least. New York can be easily accessed by sea in a cargo container and that provides an obvious soft target. Assume nothing will change their minds. For us this is insane, but acquiring a nuclear weapons over all other goals is insane and using them unimaginable just as the holocaust was unimaginable during WWII which was exactly why no one acted sooner then. Thus we must assume the unimaginabl... more »

Stopping Runt Mortatity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
What this is is a test that quickly determines whether a piglet has received sufficient colostrum during its first few hours of suckling. This has been an immediate need and it is apparently now solved. This allows effective intervention to prevent runts. It also applies across animal husbandry and needs only testing and fine tuning now the protocol is understood. Step by step we will perfect husbandry although half the time I suspect we go backward. *Scientists Use New Method to Help Reduce Piglet Mortality* * by Sandra Avant* * Clay Center NB (SPX) Oct 12, 2012*... more »

Free Planet - we have a global wealth gap.

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 12 hours ago
this could be the story about (supposedly) Communist China having a stark Us and Them social structure; the haves and the have nots. this could be the story about governor Romney promising *wealth for all* if he's voted in. this could be the story about people scraping through other people's trash for *recyclables* from which they can put some food on the table. WE HAVE A GLOBAL WEALTH GAP would a New World Order centralised police state help? Well, of course not, for such to work, we'd all be IN CORPORATE PRISON on the LOWEST WAGE POSSIBLE or none of the fat fuck controllers who f... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 10.26.12"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 10.26.12"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The third and final Presidential debate was this week, and I thought it was a draw. Neither Romney nor Obama scored a knockout blow. I can’t believe we had these debates and not a single question was asked about the $85 billion a month being printed by the Fed. This is unprecedented in human history. What could go wrong? “Fix the Debt” is what influential CEOs are saying to Congress. A group has gotten together to persuade Congress to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. I don’t see how this is... more »

NASA: Rare, enormous gas storm detected on Saturn

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
NASA says the Cassini spacecraft recorded the aftermath of a massive storm on Saturn that let out an "unprecedented belch of energy." Not only was the size of the storm unusual, but what the storm was made of left scientists puzzled. The source of the cosmic burp, which rapidly changed the atmosphere's temperature, was ethylene gas, an odorless, colorless gas that has rarely been observed on Saturn, NASA said. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/25/world/saturn-gas-storm/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Fukushima Fish still Radioactive

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Radiation levels in fish caught near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remain high long after the 2011 meltdowns there, suggesting contamination from the site might still be seeping into Pacific waters, a U.S. researcher reported Thursday. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/25/world/asia/japan-fukushima/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

U.S. top court to hear arguments over government spying

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A debate over how freely the government can eavesdrop on international communications reaches a climax on Monday in the country's highest court. At issue is a law passed by Congress in 2008 allowing the government to monitor the overseas communications of individuals without obtaining a warrant for each target. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-usa-court-surveillance-idUSBRE89P06420121026

Simple security flaw with TSA PreCheck boarding passes revealed which could make it easier for terrorists to board U.S. planes unchecked

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
The bar code on airline boarding passes for passengers enrolled in the TSA PreCheck scheme could pose a serious security threat after flight enthusiasts revealed that it contains important information about the type of security check passengers can expect to receive. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223287/Simple-security-flaw-TSA-PreCheck-boarding-passes-revealed-make-easier-terrorists-board-U-S-planes-unchecked.html

U.S. Navy just two years away from arming warships with laser weapons capable of destroying incoming missiles and aircraft

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The Navy has halved its anticipated timeline for introducing the first generation of 'directed energy' laser weapons designed to track and fire on threats to a warship. The weapons are designed to track and fire on threats to a warship that could include anything from armed drones and small 'swarm' boats to incoming missiles and aircraft. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223193/U-S-Navy-just-years-away-arming-warships-laser-weapons-capable-destroying-incoming-missiles-aircraft.html

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 04:24:30 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 04:24:30 PM at epicenter Location 18.032°S, 178.574°W Depth 608 km (377.8 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 489 km (304 miles) W (277°) from Neiafu, Tonga

British officials 'Rejects US requests to use UK military bases for build-up of forces in Gulf' as fears grow over Iran's nuclear plans

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The Americans have also reportedly asked to fly from US bases on the British territories of Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean and Diego Garcia - *US officials have 'also asked UK diplomats for use of British bases in Cyprus'* - *And to 'fly from US bases on British territories in Atlantic and Indian Officials'* - *UK notes Attorney General advice saying Iran isn't 'clear and present threat'* - *Helping forces in a pre-emptive strike would be 'breaking international law'* http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223373/Britain-rejects-US-requests-use-UK... more »

Ugandan family 'created 100 children and claimed to suffer from HIV' as part of £4 million benefit fraud

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
One family member created fake identities for up to 100 children to milk the benefit system. She also claimed to suffer from HIV and require costly drugs - but in reality the London-based Ugandan family sent them back to Uganda to be sold for huge profits. A court heard that supplying the drugs for so many years cost the taxpayer more than £2million. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223272/Ugandan-family-created-100-children-claimed-suffer-HIV-4million-benefit-fraud.html

Cough up or lose rebate: Van Rompuy's threat to Cameron over inflation-busting EU budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The European Council President threatened to remove Britain's EU budget rebate if David Cameron vetoes Brussels spending plans. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223142/Cough-lose-rebate-Van-Rompuys-threat-Cameron-inflation-busting-EU-budget.html

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

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 14 hours ago
* * http://www.marketwatch.com/story/major-banks-governmental-officials-and-their-comrade-capitalists-targets-of-spire-law-group-llps-racketeering-and-money-laundering-lawsuit-seeking-return-of-43-trillion-to-the-united-states-treasury-2012-10-25 *PRESS RELEASE* Oct. 25, 2012, 2:09 p.m. EDT Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP's Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- *Spire Law Group, LLP's national home o... more »

Gilberto Valle's Wife Contacted the FBI

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The allegations came to light recently when he separated from his wife, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the matter. She contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about "questionable porn" on his computer. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203897404578079263587790222.html Court Documents http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/nypdcomplain102512.pdf

Bo Xilai stripped of last official title

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Chinese authorities have stripped disgraced former leader Bo Xilai of his legislative membership, his last official title, paving the way for criminal prosecution of a once rising political star whose spectacular fall has thrown the ruling Communist Party into its biggest crisis in decades. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/25/world/asia/china-politics-bo/?hpt=ias_c1

56 die in Burma violence, 2000 homes burnt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
AT least 56 people have been killed and thousands of homes have been torched in a wave of communal violence in western Burma. "Twenty-five men and 31 women have been killed in four townships and 2000 houses were burnt," Rakhine state spokesman Win Myaing said on Friday. The deaths follow an outbreak of violence between Buddhist ethnic Rakhine and Rohingya Muslims in the troubled state. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/die-in-burma-violence-2000-homes-burnt/story-e6frf7k6-1226503956458

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Hurricane Sandy pounded the Bahamas after claiming 21 lives in the Caribbean, including 11 people killed in eastern Cuba. The hurricane -- now a category two storm -- has wreaked havoc in Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas and Haiti, downing power lines, damaging hundreds of homes and ruining crops. Forecasters warn that the massive hurricane now could merge with North American weather systems and could morph into a powerful hybrid that US media have dubbed a "Frankenstorm." http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gqk07rKdXNPCElEuQvEJhqie5SoA?docId=CNG.95b4f075bc8c2064773d6fc650... more »

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

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 15 hours ago
PRESS RELEASE Oct. 25, 2012, 2:09 p.m. EDT Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP's Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Spire Law Group, LLP's national home owners' lawsuit, pending in the venue where the "Banksters" control their $43 trillion racketeering scheme (New York) - known as the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History and identifying $43 trillion ($43,... more »

Hurricane Sandy takes aim at U.S.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Hurricane Sandy grew into a major potential threat to the east coast of the United States after hammering Cuba's second-largest city and taking aim at the Bahamas, U.S. forecasters said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121025

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
(click)My friend Irwing is a real looker-- looker like in head-turner. Everybody loves Irwing, regardless of gender. But whenever he's in my car there's this constant buzzing coming out of his pocket. The other day I asked him what it was and he pulled out his iPhone and showed me the popular gay hook-up application Grindr. I'm sure if I was born 30 years later I would be all over it too-- although I noticed scholarly author Daniel Mendelsohn enthusing over it in an *Out* featurette this week-- and he's around my age. And now it looks like at least two of Florida's less savory corp... more »

Two children stabbed to death in NYC apartment, nanny arrested

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A mother returned home to her luxury New York City apartment on Thursday to find two of her young children stabbed to death in the bathtub, and the family's nanny was arrested as the suspect in the killings, police said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-usa-stabbing-newyork-idUSBRE89O1Q920121026

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A British businessman was shot dead in Belgium as he left a restaurant with his wife, the lifting of a news blackout reveals. A British oil executive - named by Sky sources as Nicholas Monckford - has been shot dead in Brussels. The killing took place on October 14 but Belgian investigators had imposed a news blackout on the death. A foreign office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Brussels on 14 Oct and we are providing consular assistance." Police said the businessman was shot four times as he left an Italian restaurant in Neder-over-Heembeek, a ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula's popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula is associated with a dramatic transformation. *Click image for larger size. * The planetary nebula phase represents a final stage in the evolution of low mass stars like the sun, as they transform themselves from red giants to hot white dwarf stars and in the process shrug off their outer layers. Ultraviolet radiation fr... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake ITALY - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 23:05:26 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 01:05:26 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.855°N, 16.044°E Depth 3.8 km (2.4 miles) Region SOUTHERN ITALY Distances 5 km (3 miles) W of Morano Calabro, Italy

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

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2012/windmillhill3/windm

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN PERU - 25th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 5.4 Date-Time Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 20:49:33 UTC Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 03:49:33 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.905°S, 76.116°W Depth 8 km (5.0 miles) Region NORTHERN PERU Distances 4 km (2 miles) WSW of Yurimaguas, Peru
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