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Saturday, October 27, 2012

27 October - Blogs I'm Following II

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The Republican Party: Come For The Misogyny. Stay For The Racism!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 minutes ago
*-by Noah* First, let's get one thing straight. If you are a Republican and you object to me posting this fine piece by comedian Andy Borowitz, why don't you take some time off from emailing each other pictures that feature the trifecta of nooses, watermelons, and the President Of The United States, and, while you're at it, stop your voter intimidation efforts and stop tearing up voter registration forms, and, also, why don't you stop your stark-raving mad parroting of the insanity of FOX, CNN, Glenn Beck and the rest of their ilk for just 2 minutes out of your busy hate-filled pa... more »

More Real History Revealed: Video: Hitler's War -What The Historians Neglect To Mention!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 27 minutes ago
As a true student of true history, and not the bull crap that our failed education system has tried to brainwash all of us for centuries, I am always looking for factual information that I want to share with everyone that reads this blog. I have always been intrigued by the major wars in the last century...Especially World War II. I remember for decades how I would read that Adolf Hitler was the "most evil man" that ever lived, and that he launched the German nation into war by his want for "world conquest". Now, after researching into real historical facts and evidence, I find... more »

Unverified Report: Libyan Doctor Killed By NATO-Armed Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 50 minutes ago
Source: Morris. Title of Video - Bani Walid Dr Who stated Gas Attack Symptoms reported Killed: It has been reported this Dr Meleshe Shandoly has been killed today in Bani Walid by Alqaeda with a knife because he is from Warfalla tribe and sits on a council. Nothing is verifiable from Bani Walid.

Breaking news, 7.7 earthquake near Prince Rupert

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 50 minutes ago
*Breaking news, a 7.7 earthquake was just reported near Prince Rupert(8:09 pm)*, that my friends is a tsunami zone, I have a boat that could be troubled in the Alberni Canal. It`s also another death knell for the Enbridge pipeline, buildings as far away as Vancouver reported shaking.. Exact location 190 miles south south west of Prince Rupert....Tsunami warming in effect... Hang on to your hat.. These big boys can trigger after shocks and or another as big or bigger seismic crackerjack.. Remember 1964 ________________ *Tsunami of 1964* ***It was Good Friday of 1964 that t... more »

TSUNAMI WARNING IN EFFECT FOR 7.7 PRINCE RUPERT QUAKE

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 58 minutes ago
BULLETIN TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1 NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 807 PM PDT SAT OCT 27 2012 ...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE DECISION ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/... ...THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA... ...THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF ALA... more »

Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake - QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Earthquake Details - This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude*7.7* (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time - *Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 03:04:08 UTC* - Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 08:04:08 PM at epicenter Location52.774°N, 131.843°WDepth9.9 km (6.2 miles) set by location program RegionQUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGIONDistances - 199 km (123 miles) SSW (212°) from *Prince Rupert, BC, Canada* - 262 km (163 miles) S (184°) from *Metlakatla, AK* - 278 km (173 miles) SSE (166°) from *Hydaburg, AK* - 722 km (449 ... more »

Fyodor Dostoevsky, “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”* by Fyodor Dostoevsky "For I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. But how can I help believing it? I have seen the truth- it is not as though I had invented it with my mind, I have seen it, seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul for ever. I have seen it in such full perfection that I cannot believe that it is ... more »

Fierce bear cubs

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago

Video interview Guarijios battle dam and relocation in Sonora, Mexico

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Interview today by Brenda Norrell/Censored News with Guarijio at the Second Reunion of Spiritual Guides in Sonora, Mexico. Guarijio are battling a proposed dam that could force them to relocate.

ALEC - $400 Dinners for Your Legislator????

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 hour ago
First some history. When the American Legislative Exchange Council holds their annual meeting, on one night of the meeting they hold a “States Night”. You see, your state legislators don’t get to see enough of each other while they are IN YOUR STATE, so ALEC makes sure that the lobbyists get a chance to get together with your state legislators for a “special event”, their own special event. Each state has their OWN event! That is important to know for what is coming up. Here’s linked examples as proof that each state has their own "State Night". A Missouri State Night A North C... more »

Royal Bank of Canada Supoenaed in LIBOR Probe

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/10/26/rbc-libor-probe.html Royal Bank subpoenaed in LIBOR probe The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:40 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 26, 2012 1:33 PM ET There are reports that Royal Bank of Canada has been served with a subpoena from U.S. state officials as part of their probe into the possible manipulation of a key benchmark used to set interest rates. The Wall Street Journal and other business publication report the subpoenas were issued to nine banks, including RBC, in August and September, according to an unidentified person fam... more »

The Environment: "Our Choice: A Shut Down, Either Temporary or Permanent"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Our Choice: * *A Shut Down, Either Temporary or Permanent"* By Tom Whipple "It is becoming clearer all the time that mankind is approaching a major turning point in its tenure on this planet. Recent reports on the speed with which our climate is deteriorating suggest that much of our earth will become uninhabitable sometime within the next 100 to 200 years. Small pockets of humanoid DNA may make it through the climatic catastrophe ahead to establish new civilizations in coming millennia; however, very few of the some 7 billion of us running around on earth today are going to h... more »

Great China Post Editorial on Cycling

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*Bike path outside Ershuei, Changhua. Note the high quality surface.* My man Drew's Taiwan in Cycles gets a mention in the China Post in an editorial on (f*ck yeah!) how cycling in Taiwan is done all wrong. Great work, Drew! The CP says: Let's face the biggest problem straight off the bat — the central and local governments like cycling because of cash and self-promotion. It comes as no surprise that this year's Tour de Taiwan route — like those before it — was taken to task by cyclists for being dull. The Taiwan in Cycles blog actually summed it up quite well as “a bunch of boring... more »

Worship This Missouri Post

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 2 hours ago
*It may be my last for a while. * "Fire destroys southwest Missouri mosque" Associated Press, August 07, 2012 JOPLIN, Mo. — A mosque in southwest Missouri burned to the ground early Monday in the second fire to hit the Islamic center in little more than a month, officials said. Officials said the building was a total loss. No injuries were reported and no charges have been filed. Investigators said it would take several days to determine whether the fire was set. Michael Kaste, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Kansas City office, said the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco ... more »

Induced psychopathy . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 2 hours ago
HOW DOES IT FEEL to think like a psychopath? Really.  Transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS) was developed by Anthony Barker and his colleagues at the University of Sheffield in 1985.  TMS has widespread practical uses, in both diagnostic and therapeutic capacities, across a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions, from depression and migraine to strokes and Parkinson's disease

The absurdity of voting for a war criminal.

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
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Trans-Partisan Challenge

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
My daughter is very anxious that Mitt Romney might win the election. Before that she was worried about the European monetary crisis and what might happen if Greece defaults. This suggest that the problem is less one of our partisanship than of growing up the kid of international-affairs specialists who listen to the news during Continue reading

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*Hurricane Sandy likely to be a multi-billion dollar disaster for the U.S.*

Spire Law Group $43 Trillion Law Suit Defendant List

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 3 hours ago
Source: http://goo.gl/nMNVm Individual Defendants: 1. ROBERT BAUER, an individual *- *Chief Legal Counsel for the Obama Re-election Campaign 2. JEREMY BEN-AMI, an individual 3. DAVID BROCK, an individual, 4. MICHAEL BROSNAN, an individual 5. JON CORZINE, an individual *- *former New Jersey Governor and CEO of MF Global 6. JOSEPH CRUDO, SR., an individual 7. JOSEPH CRUDO, JR, an individual 8. HOWARD DICKSTEIN, an individual 9. SCOTT DREXEL, an individual 10. ANITA DUNN, an individual - former White House Communications Directo*r* ... more »

Qatar Prince’s visit to Gaza

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 3 hours ago
The recent visit of the Qatari emir sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to the Palestinian Gaza Strip reflects the important political, economic and psychological strategies. First, it was the first trip by a head of an Arab state to Gaza since the Israeli government imposed its embargo in 2007. Since then, that strip of land (which is nearly 25 miles long and around 8 miles wide), where nearly 1.6 million Palestinians reside, has been treated by the Israeli government as sub-human. Recently, the Israeli press exposed the Israeli government’s brutalities to even limit the amount of... more »

Photos Sonoran Indigenous Spiritual Guides Reunion

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Photos Brenda Norrell Censored News Brenda Norrell brendanorrell@gmail.com Censored News copyright http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Oct 27, 2012 Indigenous Peoples of Sonora, Mexico, gathered during the Second Reunion of Spiritual Guides to consult on defending and protecting Mother Earth, water and other natural resources. Yaqui face the theft of Yaqui water from the Rio Yaqui by

Self-Sufficiency: A Local Solution to a Global Problem

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 3 hours ago
Reposted & edited for new site: Alternative Thai News Network (ATNN). Tony Cartalucci ATNN - LD October 28, 2012 For an extreme in-depth look at Thailand's "Sufficiency Economy" and "New Theory" economics, please see, "Wisdom from the Orient: Self-Sufficiency." ฝันร้ายของนายทุนข้ามชาติ: เศรษฐกิจพอเพียงคือคำตอบปัญหาการเมืองทั่วโลก (ภาษาไทย) Introduction When thinking about "solutions" many are quick to cite organizing a protest and taking to the streets. Let's for a moment consider the mechanics of a protest, what it might accomplish, and what it may leave to be desired. Take ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own Milky Way. Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core and sweeping blue spiral arms, streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions. * Click image for larger size.* This deep exposure also reveals an enormous but dim arc extending far into the halo abo... more »

Chet Raymo, “Not Known, Because Not Looked For”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Not Known, Because Not Looked For”* by Chet Raymo Tony shared with us the other day these well-known lines of T. S. Eliot (“Little Gidding”): "We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time." It is not quite what Eliot is up to, but I was reminded of some lines of Pascal that I shared here several years ago: “Scientific learning is composed of two opposites which nonetheless meet each other. The first is the natural ignorance that is man's lot at birth. The second is ... more »

ALEC Scholarships - "In Trust" for ALEC Private Sector Members

2old2care at Because I Can - 4 hours ago
Today is turning out to be a day of wonder – a day of discovery – looking over the new report from CMD on the ALEC scholarship funds. While I am reviewing the new report released by CMD on the ALEC scholarship fund there are things that stick out – really stick out that can not go unnoticed. From the newly released CMD report The scheme works like this: ALEC state chairs (hand-picked legislators and private-sector members) solicit corporate money that goes into a “Scholarship Fund” that is then used to pay for lawmakers’ trips. Records show that ALEC legislators know who’s paying th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Raeford, North Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Getting Set For Sandy

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 5 hours ago
*Let's check the radar:* "Satellite woes could hamper storm forecasts; Officials decry mismanagement of US program" by John H. Cushman Jr. | NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 2012 WASHINGTON — The United States is facing a year or more without crucial satellites that provide invaluable data for predicting storm tracks, a result of *years of mismanagement and underfunding*, according to several recent official reviews. The looming gap in satellite coverage, which some experts view as almost certain to occur within the next few years, *could result in shaky forecasts * about storms like H... more »

History: “What Happened At The OK Corral?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“What Happened At The OK Corral?”* by Kieran Mulvaney "On Oct. 26, 1881, four men met at the corner of Fifth and Allen Streets in the bustling silver mining town of Tombstone, Arizona. They walked north on Fifth, turned left on Fremont Street and headed toward a vacant lot next to the OK Corral. Minutes later, three men would be dead, and the four men who had walked to the corral and killed them- Tombstone marshal Virgil Earp, his brothers Wyatt and Morgan, and Wyatt's friend Doc Holliday- had unknowingly secured their places in history. The Gunfight at the OK Corral is arguab... more »

CNN mocks third-party candidates

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
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The News at a Furtive Glance: No Heart, All Chattle Edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
In the ironically-named town of Defiance, Ohio, Willard Romney (aka "No Heart, All Chattle") continued his Merry-Go-Round of Mendacity by once again flying in defiance of the facts by telling Jeep autoworkers their jobs were probably going to get sent to China, even though as Greg Sargentand others point out, that's simply untrue. What *is* true is that Romney's Bain Capital is about to ship 170 American autoworker jobs to China by the day before election day. But, of course, Willard doesn't want to talk about Sensata. It's obvious by this time that Romney is viciously desperate, he... more »

Greed and Debt: The True Story Of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
How the GOP Presidential Candidate and His Private Equity Firm Staged An Epic Wealth Grab, Destroyed Jobs – And Stuck Others With The Bill In Romney's version of the tale, Bain Capital – which evolved into what is today known as a private equity firm – specialized in turning around moribund companies (Romney even wrote a book called Turnaround that complements his other nauseatingly self-complimentary book, No Apology) and helped create the Staples office-supply chain. On the campaign trail, Romney relentlessly trades on his own self-perpetuated reputation as a kind of al... more »

The Gender Gap: "Frightened Men Love Romney"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Frightened Men Love Romney"* by Mark Morford "These are the facts you don’t want to know. This is the hard data that can make you cringe, that can despoil the soul and make you wonder at the sad state of the modern world, and gender politics, and the tragically deceived hearts of (ahem) men. All that progress! All that supposed enlightenment! All that push and desire, that evolution and that open-hearted possibility! And for what? For naught! For shame! Maybe I was just blocking it out. Maybe I just didn’t want to recall just how wide, how gnarled, how ugly was the gender... more »

Chipmunks test positive for plague in South Lake Tahoe area

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
EL DORADO COUNTY, CA - A total of 3 chipmunks tested positive for the plague in the South Lake Tahoe area. California Department of Public Health tested 38 chipmunks and 3 squirrels for the plague during the this month's surveillance effort, El Dorado County Department of Environmental Health spokesperson Karen Bender said. http://www.news10.net/news/article/214813/2/Chipmunks-test-positive-for-plague-in-South-Lake-Tahoe-area

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake MOLUCCA SEA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.5 Region MOLUCCA SEA Date time 2012-10-27 21:10:22.6 UTC Location 0.18 S ; 125.35 E Depth 46 km Distances 165 km SE Mobagu

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 20:56:46 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 09:56:46 AM at epicenter Location 16.255°S, 175.946°W Depth 355.6 km (221.0 miles) Region TONGA Distances 338 km (210 miles) NW (322°) from Neiafu, Tonga

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 20:55:31 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 06:55:31 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.554°N, 146.531°E Depth 77.6 km (48.2 miles) Region PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Distances 93 km (57 miles) ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.4 Region SOUTHERN IRAN Date time 2012-10-27 20:55:00.8 UTC Location 29.43 N ; 56.85 E Depth 36 km Distances 29 km NE Baft, Iran

ALEC Scholarships - "In Trust" for Lobbyists?

2old2care at Because I Can - 6 hours ago
Let me tell you a little ALEC tale from Kansas. Ronald R. Hein has been President of Hein Law Firm, Chartered since 1988. Hein Law Firm, Chartered represents numerous clients, and the firm practices exclusively in the area of lobbying and governmental affairs. Ron has been lobbying since 1984. He served in the Kansas State Senate from 1977-1984, He serves as Kansas Private Sector Co-Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Kansas. *From ALEC documents:* 1992 Private Sector State Chairs Mr. Ron Hein Hein, Ebert, Weir Kansas Ms. Julie Hein Hein, Ebert, Weir Kansas ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Hurricane Sandy: State of Emergency declared for the Following:

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Connecticut* *Massachusetts* *Maryland* *New Jersey* *New York* *North Carolina* *Pennsylvania* *Virginia* *Washington, D.C*

JAMES BOND; IAN FLEMING

Anon at aangirfan - 7 hours ago
*Daniel Craig (right)* * *What might James Bond and Jimmy Savile have in common? According to the National Enquirer, the James Bond star Daniel Craig* may*be gay. Craig "was spotted kissing a good-looking guy at Roosterfish bar in Venice." Daniel Craig Gay | PerezHilton.com In 1992, Craig married actress Fiona Loudon. The marriage ended in divorce in 1994.[49] *British spy Ian Fleming, author of James Bond, was allegedly gay.* Sir Maurice Oldfield, the former boss of MI6, was gay. Famous British spy Guy Burgess was gay. Famous British spy Sir Anthony Blunt was gay. Famous Briti... more »

Every Rapist First Subdues His Victim

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
Stephen Harper has gone to great lengths to subdue the province and people of British Columbia in preparation for having his way with us against our will. It's been methodical and relentless and every aspect of it has been marked by three telltales - they've all been without consultation, without our consent and against our will. It's political rape of an entire province by a brutal despot wielding what he perceives to be unstoppable, superior power. Harper got the West Coast emergency oil spill centre out of the way. He moved that to Quebec. Without consultation, without ou... more »

Plutocracy Dominant In America?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Chances are, if you know who Francis Fukuyama is at all, you know him as an original conspirator of the Project for the New American Century, as one of the cheerleaders for an illegal attack on Iraq and as neocon apologist for Bush who later denounced Bush and Cheney as dishonest manipulators of public opinion. In endorsing Obama in 2008, he wrote that "It is hard to imagine a more disastrous presidency than that of George W. Bush. It was bad enough that he launched an unnecessary war and undermined the standing of the United States throughout the world in his first term. But in t... more »

Six new cases reported in meningitis outbreak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Six new cases of fungal meningitis have been reported in an outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections that has led to 25 deaths in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday. The CDC reported three new cases in Florida, two in Ohio and one in Indiana, raising the total number of meningitis cases attributed to the tainted steroid to 337 in 18 states. This type of meningitis cannot be spread person-to-person. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-usa-health-meningitis-idUSBRE89M08V20121027

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 20:14:59 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 07:14:59 AM at epicenter Location 21.474°S, 169.833°E Depth 35.7 km (22.2 miles) Region SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS Distances 202 km (125 miles) E (89°) from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.5 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 20:13:01 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 06:13:01 AM at epicenter Location 6.178°S, 151.602°E Depth 22.7 km (14.1 miles) Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 227 km (141 miles) SSW (196°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG

Americans Don't Want War With Iran

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
Majia here: It appears that the US is not simply scenario planning for war with Iran. Rather, it seems, the US has moved to actually implementingcontingency planning for a war with Iran. I say: "AMERICANS DO NOT WANT WAR WITH IRAN" Americans are tired of wars in the Middle East that never end, that break the bodies and psyches of citizens in the region and those of US soldiers. Americans are tired of falsities and exaggerations regarding pretexts for wars in the region. The American government needs to listen to the American people on this issue. NO WAR WITH IRAN. Read the arti... more »

Ocean Imperiled

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
*WARNINGS ARE ESCALATING ABOUT FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATION OF THE OCEAN* *Cesium levels in fish off Fukushima not dropping. Aashi Shimbun. Oct 26, 2012* http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201210260047 [Excerpted] "The (radioactivity) numbers aren't going down. Oceans usually cause the concentrations to decrease if the spigot is turned off," Buesseler told The Associated Press in an interview. "There has to be somewhere they're picking up the cesium." "Option one is the seafloor is the source of the continued contamination. The other source could be the reactors the... more »

I Have No Idea If This is True

Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWZr3b3Me-w&feature=youtu.be However, radiation levels have been spiking in the US.... http://thecontrail.com/profiles/blogs/red-alert-fukushima-spent-fuel-pools-exploded-on-fire-now <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAbUAAAEqCAIAAAAd+FkcAAAgAElEQVR4nOx9eXxV1bX/tT59H61DnVqtrUO1PuvQ96QOv9aqr/20+vShbVWch+LwHgiiIKOQEJRJhjAEJKIMYZIhCWDCkECYwgxhDJkHAoSQieTmTmfae/3+WDnLfc+599xzzwm/Un53ffiEe89d+7v2uM4e1lrbAwlKUDhxzhljAKAJpKoq/mRgZoxxzjVNM/9kk1RVVRQFhSqKwhizwOSc00+apiEnZdhcCgLEJCK/qqqERlDOipCgC5U8/+gMJOi8I7OuUVUVVUxEflIxXZgHa52LmUHFZ5Gc... more »

Sudan threatens Israel after Iranian generals examine missile factory rubble

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
http://www.debka.com/article/22479/Khartoum-threatens-Israel-after-Iranian-generals-examine-missile-factory-rubble

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN BATU, INDONESIA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.6 Region KEPULAUAN BATU, INDONESIA Date time 2012-10-27 19:18:55.6 UTC Location 0.42 S ; 98.00 E Depth 10 km Distances 194 km S Gunung stoli

BREAKING: PIMA COUNTY CITIZENS OF ALL POLITICAL STRIPES (INCLUDING PROMINENT REPUBLICANS!) SUE THE COUNTY TO ALLOW SEVERAL RANDOMLY SELECTED PRECINCTS' PAPER BALLOTS TO BE HAND COUNTED AFTER THE OFFICIAL RESULTS ARE POSTED "TO MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY CHEATS."

éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 7 hours ago
*Blogger's Note:* My yesterday's post seems to imply that "Republicans" are stealing our elections, whereas the truth of the matter is that elections are being stolen by criminals for illicit purposes having nothing to do with their political party affiliations. Case in point: John Brakey and I are both progressive Democrats and cofounders in Tucson of AUDIT-AZ (Americans United for Democracy, Integrity and Transparency in Elections), and in the video below you will hear Republican Brad Roach, former candidate for Pima County Attorney, remark on how much he learned from AUDIT-AZ. ... more »

US seeks to bar testimony on torture in military trial of alleged 9/11 plotters

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
World Socialist Web Site Don Knowland You can almost taste the "freedom fries".Pretrial arguments began last week and continued Wednesday in the military commission trial in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba of the alleged 9/11 plotters over the US government’s attempt to suppress any testimony by the defendants on their torture at the hands of the CIA. The five defendants, including the alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, are charged with war crimes. Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty. In April, the prosecution filed a motion for a “protective order.” In that motion ... more »

"Frankenstorm: Fact and Fiction"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Frankenstorm: Fact and Fiction"* by Paul Yeager, Meteorologist "There is plenty of media discussion related to the developing and dangerous storm system that's being called Frankenstorm. With so much information being generated from weather and non-weather sources, it's difficult to separate fact from fiction. That's what I'll try to do here- in a general sense, not intended as specific forecast information. If you're in the potential path of the storm, then follow local sources of weather information extremely closely and take any necessary actions to best prepare yourself. ... more »

The Aztec Incident - Review by Jerome Clark

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
*(Blogger’s Note: *This review was written by Jerome Clark and appeared in a slightly different form in the *Journal of Scientific Exploration*, 26, 3 (Fall 2012) pp. 707 – 714. Reprinted with permission. And a thank you to Jerry Clark as well.) Reviewed by Jerome Clark *The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon* by Scott and Suzanne Ramsey, Dr. Frank Thayer and Frank Warren. Mooresville, N.C.: Aztec 48 Productions, 2012. 217 pp. $24.95 (paperback). ISBN 978-0-9850046-0-6. One scarcely knows where to begin. Perhaps with this quote from a June 19, 1951, letter – repr... more »

CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
IntelHub JG Vibes This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarter... more »

McMahon's WWE has taken $36.7 million in Connecticut subsidies

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 8 hours ago
U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has received $36.7 million in Connecticut film tax credits in 20 separate deals since 2006, reports CTPost.com (thanks to Karin Richmond on the LinkedIn Public Incentives Forum). As in many states, what historically began as tax credits for motion pictures are now available for TV and online media as well, and it is in these two latter categories that the WWE received its subsidies. Also as is typical of other states, the Connecticut program has no job creation requirements, but is calculated simply as a perce... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.4 Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Date time 2012-10-27 17:32:45.0 UTC Location 23.56 S ; 67.28 W Depth 258 km Distances 208 km SE Calama

CA Kicking ALEC Out 4 VOIP De-Regulation

2old2care at Because I Can - 8 hours ago
A new poll of likely voters in California shows that voters are tired of their legislators lying to them about their involvement with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Californians are stepping forward to say NO to destructive corporate legislation from ALEC like the VOIP de-regulation that was just passed in the state. California voters are appalled at a recent report released by CMD that is showing more California legislators (previously unknown to the public) that are/were in the pocket ALEC corporate profit sector members after being wined and dined during ALEC meeting... more »

America's Looming Strategic Insolvency.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
*"A moment has arrived when a great power with global responsibilities is having a crisis of confidence. Its economy has grown sluggish and it is being overtaken by a number of rising competitors. Financial pressures loom, notably the ability to keep a balance between government revenues and expenses. It is losing long-standing superiorities psychological as well as technological and numerical in key categories of military power; this great power, whose diplomats and military leaders manage active or potential conflicts from Afghanistan to Europe with treaty alliances as far ... more »

Alex Salmond: Enemy of Scotland

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 8 hours ago
The United Kingdom was formed three centuries ago by the union of Scotland with England (including Cymru and Kernow). The UK has changed since its creation, with the temporary addition of Ireland and the subsequent restoration of independence to most of that country. The relationship between England and Wales has always been one of occupier to occupied, and so the demand for transfer of powers from London to Cardiff was all but inevitable. However, the union of Scotland and England was a union of equals - or at least that is how it was supposed to be. As a reaction to the crimin... more »

“Too Much Rain Will Kill Ya”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Too Much Rain Will Kill Ya”* by Bruce Krasting "My first week on Wall Street was in August of 1973. I was newbie to NYC. My office was on the south side of 100 Wall, on the second floor, looking out over Front Street. There was a tremendous thunderstorm one afternoon. I looked out the window as the street filled with water. The flood poured into a street gutter and overwhelmed it. With the gutter flooded, the rats were drowning. They came out of every hole. In twenty minutes, 500 came out of the one gutter I was watching. The rain stopped and the flooding abated. The rats on ... more »

What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
I was thinking of going with Syria/Lebanon, but instead: Richard Mourdock probably went from about a 65% chance of winning to about a 20% chance of winning. That's a pretty big deal -- every Senate seat matters. The final debate didn't seem to have any effect on the polls, so in that sense it appears not to have mattered. That's what I'll kick it off with, but what do you have? What do you think mattered this week?

Nativism FTW

PM at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
I’m pretty sure I’m the only Duck to (a) have lived at a state fair, (b) know the 4-H pledge by heart, and (c) have been quoted by the Watertown, S.D., newspaper on … well, on any subject, actually. And although I had the misfortune to be born in Washington, D.C., I quickly decamped for Continue reading

The Comic Book Government, At War With The Universe

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Source of photo*.

United Front Against Austerity: Streaming LIVE

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
For more information please visit AgainstAusterity.org, watch the main LIVE streaming page here.

Two Car Bombs Kill At Least 23 In Baghdad

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The explosions took place in a shiite district of the capital Baghdad, according to police and hospital sources. http://news.sky.com/story/1003642/two-car-bombs-kill-at-least-23-in-baghdad

Magic power

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
Death to Enbridge, people power will prevail, this fight is for the future.. Socialist hordes be damned, we are at the gate with loaded pitchforks and thirsty ballots. The Straight Goods Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Is the wearing of a "Hallowe'en costume" ...

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
a right? Or a tradition? Or is it the strictly prescribed expression of an unbound human need to disguise oneself, to play, to have fun and to "step out" of character? Every year there are schools that draw a boundary line with regard to the manner of costumes that can be worn - or indeed, if at all - in a classroom. Disclosure: I have a long history of making costumes for myself, for family members and for friends. These *déguisements* have been worn not only at Hallowe'en but on many other occasions. A friend and I may were among the first people in Ottawa to dress up at a scre... more »

Sirte Al-Qaeda and the Looting of Libya - Libyan Expat

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
NATO's war strategy in Libya: Unleash murderers, thieves, rapists, mercenaries, criminals, extremists, and the scum of society on citizens, families, and businesses. So far, it has worked. Source: Morris.

Yaqui battle corporate greed to defend Rio Yaqui water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Mexico and corporations are targeting the Rio Yaqui as  a water source, after wasting and depleting other water sources in Sonora  Photo Brenda Norrell Censored News Yaqui and other Indigenous from Sonora consult  on protecting the land and water at the Second Reunion of Spiritual Guides. Oct. 27, 2012. By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Live coverage Saturday

All truths await

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 9 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg *All truths wait in all things* *-Walt Whitman- * * * It's been asserted that Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln's mother was illegitimate and that President Lincoln himself was her illegitimate son. History as is commonly taught to school children seems to have left the legitimacy claims behind to those who continue to impugn the man on the Dollar bill and continue to say the same sort of things about every enemy of injustice ever since. Certainly those who continue to growl and grumble about the man who bent and broke rules to get the 13th amendment through Congress ha... more »

Bird Man of Aurora': Hazmat teams move in and remove hundreds of dead birds from his filthy home

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
325 live birds were forcibly removed from the Colorado home of David Skeberdis on Friday after he failed to meet the court ordered deadline to get rid of them. A further 125 dead ones were also found, festering within the home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224074/450-birds-live-dead-removed-home-serial-hoarding-Bird-Man-Aurora.html

Super Storm Sandy: East Coast braces for '30 year storm' that is getting STRONGER: State of emergency declared as Hurricane Sandy targets NYC

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Millions of people along the East Coast are again rushing to buy supplies, filling their gas tanks, and secure their homes ahead of Hurricane Sandy, the rare megastorm that could cause $1billion or more in damages. The tempest, dubbed 'Frankenstorm,' is barrelling toward the most populated corridor of the country, and could force up to 400,000 people. Experts have called it the perfect storm, as the hurricane is likely to clash with a nor'easter, causing massive flooding, high winds, and up to two feet of snow. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223907/East-Coast-braces-30-ye... more »

KKK: Shocking film lifts the lid on how Ku Klux Klan is STILL going strong

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A series of documentaries has laid bare the shocking truth about the Ku Klux Klan which remains very much in existence. In them members of the Klan shed light on their rituals and beliefs and their frightening pledge to achieve racial segregation at any cost. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224004/Shocking-documentary-lifts-lid-Ku-Klux-Klan-strong-Mississippi.html

Sununu Can't Walk this One Back.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Romney campaign co-chair, John Sununu, is scrambling to get out from under his imprudent but pretty obviously heartfelt racist comments. When former Bush state secretary and former US chairman of the joint chiefs Colin Powell endorsed Obama for a second term as president, he gave clear and convincing reasons for his choice. Among them, he described Romney's vacillating foreign policy as a "moving target." That speaks volumes for Powell's distrust of the Republican contender. With that, former New Hampshire governor Sununu, threw out the race card. *''Frankly, when you take a look... more »

Nicholas Mockford Murder: Was executed father-of-three linked to industrial espionage? Police probe motive for 'hit' of UK oil executive by two Eastern Europeans

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
- Nicholas Mockford, 60, was shot dead on October 14 but Belgian police imposed a news blackout - Family fear he was target of 'professional hit' because neither his silver Lexus 4x4 or wife's handbag were taken - Gunmen shot him four times, including once while on the ground - Eco-terrorists assassinated him because of ExxonMobil's involvement in Nigeria, Chad and Indonesia, claim bloggers - Victim's wife says killers demanded he hand over his car keys before shooting him The theory he was the victim of a professional hit, possibly by Eastern European... more »

Carbon Democracy By Timothy Mitchell - Interview

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
*Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil by Timothy Mitchell*. Marc Lynch speaks with Timothy Mitchell, author of "Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil" Also, listen to *Timothy Mitchell's interview with George Kenney*.

Galileo's 1633 trial: a tragic hero

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
I was pleased that virtually all the media criticize the recent manslaughter verdict against the Italian seismologists. Many outlets compare the trial to the 1633 trial against Galileo Galilei. So I decided to find a video explaining some details about that event in particular and Galileo's life in general – and the 52-minute Chicago talk by Rocky Kolb (whom I hosted once at Harvard) from 2011 turned out to be a very informative choice although I clearly disagree with many sentiments that Kolb expressed during the talk. Some people say that Galileo has overreached, he was arr... more »

Facebook launches investigation after details of one million users sold online for just £3

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The company, which has been recently plagued with accusations that users' privacy is undermined, is now facing claims that a blogger was able to buy email addresses and user IDs which were not publicly available. Bulgairan Bogomil Shopov, a blogger and digital-rights activist, claims that he was able to buy data containing names, user IDs and email addresses, according to NBC News. He also alleged Facebook later asked him to delete his post detailing the purchase, NBC News reported. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224023/Facebook-launches-investigation-details-million-user... more »

The Chilling Face of Greek Fascism

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Greek police officers are warning that the brutal, fascist Golden Dawn movement has infiltrated their ranks. *The Guardian* has prepared this disturbing look into Greece's spreading fascism.

European Parliament visit to Iran canceled at last minute

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Iran has canceled a European Parliament delegation visit to Tehran after the group asked to meet two Iranian activists awarded a top EU rights prize, a parliament spokeswoman said on Saturday. The decision came after senior officials at the parliament, which on Friday awarded its Sakharov prize for human rights and freedom of thought to human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and filmmaker Jafar Panahi, said they wanted the delegation to meet the two activists. "After hearing the new conditions, the Iranians decided to cancel," http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/european-parliamen... more »

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 16:22:09 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:22:09 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.566°N, 92.195°W Depth 115 km (71.5 miles) Region CHIAPAS, MEXICO Distances 2 km (1 miles) NE of Suchiate, Mexico

3rd Presidential Debate, Foreigner Version: If you’re not an American, you’re Mentally Ill or something

Robert Kelly at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
Did anyone else find the third presidential debate just appallingly narcissistic and self-congratulatory? Good lord. Good thing America is around to show you bubble-headed foreigners the way to freedom. I could run through all the offensive, ‘America-is-tasked-with-upholding-the-mantle-of-liberty’ patronizing condescension, but why bother? (Nexon does a nice job here.) I told my students to watch it, Continue reading

Saturday Afternoon Video

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
I refuse, on principle, to post “Rock you like a Hurricane” or some such. So instead, here’s Japandroids, “The House that Heaven Built.” This is the kludge, folks.

Mohawk Nation News: Revolution Back to Rule of Law

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
MNN: REVOLUTION BACK TO RULE OF LAW   REVOLUTION BACK TO RULE OF LAW – KANEKOTA UPDATE. Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com MNN. Oct. 25, 2012. Canada has a duty to abide by the rule of law, that is, to follow their own laws. Above all, their constitution. Their following their constitution and agreements with Indigenous peoples

When Tenant Fought Back

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 11 hours ago
*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* April 30, 2007 This review is from: At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA (Hardcover) The Bush administration was asleep at the wheel when warned of imminent attacks from al Qaeda. But later seized upon those attacks and exploited them to invade not just Afghanistan where al Qaeda was, but Iraq where al Qaeda wasn't. That's the story that emerges with new revelations that carry them the weight of former CIA Director George Tenet. It is a story about which I still have reservations and questions. Given what we know about both the C... more »

I Bet K Street Lobbyist Tommy Thompson Wishes He Didn't Approve This Message-- A Game Loser In Wisconsin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
A desperate last minute smear from Tommy Thompson's campaign is probably the final nail in his own political coffin. The biggest newspaper in Wisconsin, Milwaukee's *Journal-Sentinel* ran a big story about how Thompson's ad is another right-wing lie, which is basically all you get out of that campaign anyway. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson uses military veterans, images of the fallen twin towers and pictures of 9/11 victims to criticize Democratic rival Tammy Baldwin in a new television ad. ...Let’s look at the core claim in this ad: That Baldwin, a U.S. House ... more »

How to Kill Democracy, the Ultimate How-To Guide

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
Remember when voter intimidation was considered an outrage, a threat to democracy? That was then, this is now. The oligarchs are moving very powerfully and relentlessly to dismantle democracy and the battleground is the Greatest Democracy on Earth (TM), the United States. From disinformation services that spew outright falsehoods and propaganda to inculcate fear, confusion, targeted frustration and anger in an ignorant populace; to vote-rigging and the use of electronic voting technology tailor-made for manipulation; to voter ID laws that suppress minorities and the poor; to outr... more »

Ferreting Out Some New York City Stories

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 11 hours ago
"N.Y. caseworker fired for asking welfare recipient to watch his ferret" by Michael M. Grynbaum | New York Times, August 02, 2012 NEW YORK — Advice to New York City employees who wish to stay employed: Do not ask a welfare recipient to watch your beloved pet ferret. A caseworker at the Human Resources Administration was fired after doing just that, the city’s Conflict of Interest Board said Tuesday. It was the *latest episode* in a *long line of municipal controversies* wrought by the misunderstood mammal. The caseworker, Kempe Hope, *exploited his position* by soliciting a paid ... more »

Lawrence serves the comfort food!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012* *Matthews keeps praising McCain:* On the political side, John Sununu has been one of the grimiest players in Campaign 2012. The fellow has been *very* grimy. On the journalistic side, Lawrence has been one of the dumbest. That’s pretty much what happened last night when Lawrence discussed Sununu’s latest, then said that Sununu had lied: O’DONNELL (10/26/12): Today, Mitt Romney did not address what his campaign national co-chair John Sununu said last night about Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama. (*Begin videotape*) SUNUNU: We have to wonde... more »

Counter-terror officers called in as anti-tank mines are stolen from freight train

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Anti-terror officers have been called in after a cargo of munitions - said to be anti-tank mines - were stolen from a freight train. Ten packages containing what are reported to be anti-tank mines used by British troops in Afghanistan were believed to have been stolen while the train stopped in Warrington, Cheshire. The North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) say it does not believe at this stage the theft was terror-related...........hmm http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/counterterror-officers-called-in-as-antitank-mines-are-stolen-from-freight-train-8229187.html

Note for ISA-NE Participants

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
The ISA-NE leadership is monitoring the weather situation. We hope that everything is cleared out in time for the conference. We will keep you all posted as to developments. That’s all, folks.

Rainy day!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago

Myanmar calls off Eid celebrations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Following a volatile week in Myanmar that has seen a surge in deadly sectarian violence, a group of Islamic organizations in the country announced that it had canceled all celebrations for Eid al-Adha, the four-day religious holiday observed by many Muslims. No reason was given in the announcement from the All Myanmar Islam Association, a collaboration of five major Islamic organizations there. But locals are seeing it as a precautionary measure after the violence in recent days. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/27/world/asia/myanmar-unrest/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 15:46:28 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:46:28 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.500°N, 126.823°E Depth 36.7 km (22.8 miles) Region PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION Distances 97 km (60 miles) ENE of San Isidro, Philippines

Oral reasons need be sufficient

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
*Lizotte v. Arseneault, Bird, LeBlanc et al*, 2012 NBCA 89 is a good source for the proposition that oral reasons have to provide sufficient basis for appellant review. Oral reasons must explain clearly why the decision is what it is; recognizing that after a brief fact driven trial some matters need not be repeated in great detail: [15] Bluntly stated, the adumbrated approach to judgment writing which the application judge applied is not an acceptable model for judicial decision making. Factually, this is not a difficult ... more »

AR Voters: ALEC Feeding Trough 2 B Cleaned Out

2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
A new poll of likely voters in Arkansas reveals that voters are sick and tired of corporatist legislators and are planning to kick ALEC legislators to the curb. Arkansas voters are planning to take back their state from the ALEC corporate controlled legislature. Arkansas voters are appalled at a recent report released by CMD that is bringing Arkansas legislators to the feed trough of the corporations to be wined and dined in exchange for legislation favoring ALEC corporate profit sector members. *Source: The Ph-ALEC Poll of America (phollowing the political phibbers in the 2012 ele... more »

The Adventures of Sandy the Storm

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
As a storm of apocalyptic proportions barreled toward a population center with millions of bodies, with damage already forecast to be in the billions, President Obama today addressed the nation on..... Personal Finance! Forget about stocking up on bread and batteries. Drop everything and check your credit score, right this very minute! I get it that climate change denialism is an unwritten plank in both rotten sides of the Uniparty, but this is too much. Although President Obama disingenuously expressed mild surprise that the looming catastrophe of man-made global warming just wasn'... more »

Indonesia terror raids net 11 suspects, state media say

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Eleven suspects were arrested Saturday as Indonesian anti-terror police carried out a series of raids which also uncovered bombs and explosives, state media reported. Police said operations were carried out in Madiun, East Java, Solo in Central Java, Bogor in West Java and Palmerah, as well as Kebong Kacang in Jakarta, according to the official Antara news agency. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/27/world/asia/indonesia-terror-arrests/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 15:00:46 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:00:46 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 2.294°S, 100.628°E Depth 64.6 km (40.1 miles) Region KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA Distances 86 km (53 miles) WSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia

WHO LOST TRACK OF THE MAINSTREAM PRESS: An extremely rare event!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012* *Part 4—In the wake of Hurricane Alec:* Early next week, the east coast will see an October hurricane—an extremely rare event. Last Tuesday, the political world saw an equally rare event. We saw a mainstream journalist, Alec MacGillis, challenge higher ranking guild members! By name! And omigod! We even saw MacGillis suggest that those higher ranking scribes were pimping a Romney line! This is simply never done inside the Washington press corps. Conservatives attack mainstream journalists all the time, of course. But ranking liberals *never* attack su... more »

New hearing date for paralegal decision to be set Nov. 19

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Story An application to overturn a Justice of the Peace’s decision banning paralegals from sitting past the bar was adjourned to Nov. 19 to set a new date for the hearing and to allow all parties to complete their paperwork, says Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa. Read Financial Post The application was scheduled to be heard this week, but the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) has stepped in to seek intervenor status which caused the adjournment, says Lippa. Read Prior Story Lippa says she is now considering bringing a Charter argument against the Barrister’s Act. “It’s frustrating... more »

Fukushima Looking Very Fuschia Oct 27 15:37

Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
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Is voter fraud being committed in Ohio? Here come the Somalians...

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/26/is-voter-fraud-being-committed-in-ohio/

Revenge, not peace in Gaddafi stronghold

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Hours after taking control of Bani Walid, a former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan militias from the rival city of Misrata fired ferociously at its empty public buildings. Fighters yelling "Allahu akbar (God is greatest) and "Today Bani Walid is finished" sought to make their mark with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades on a town they say still provides a refuge to many of the overthrown Libyan leader's followers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-libya-town-idUSBRE89P0HN20121026

The Blessed Nun of New York

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 13 hours ago
"Nun makes major nuclear breach; She has a long history of arrests for her activism" by William J. Broad | New York Times, August 11, 2012 NEW YORK — She has been *arrested 40 or 50 times for acts of civil disobedience and once served six months in prison*. In the Nevada desert, she and other peace activists *knelt down to block a truck* rumbling across the government’s nuclear test site, prompting the authorities to take her into custody. She gained so much attention that the Energy Department, which maintains the nation’s nuclear arsenal, helped pay for a lengthy oral history in... more »

Pakistani politician: U.S. officials pulled me off plane

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said he was pulled off a flight to New York by U.S. agents on Friday and interrogated about his views on drone strikes. "I was taken off from plane and interrogated by U.S. Immigration in Canada on my views on drones. My stance is known. Drone attacks must stop," he wrote on Twitter. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-pakistan-khan-idUSBRE89Q09B20121027

Syria bombards major cities, weakening truce: activists

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Opposition activists in Syria said forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had renewed their heavy bombardment of major cities on Saturday, further undermining a truce meant to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha religious holiday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE88J0X720121027

Double Baghdad blasts kill 13 over Eid holiday

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Two blasts hit a Baghdad Shi'ite neighborhood and a bus full of Iranian pilgrims on Saturday, killing at least 13 people on the second day of the Islamic Eid al Adha religious festival. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE89Q05O20121027

"Super storm" Sandy regains hurricane strength

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Tropical cyclone Sandy revved back up to hurricane strength as it churned toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121027

Trains Cancelled Due To Driver Shortage

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
London Midland cancelled 60 services and partially cancelled 40 others on Saturday, after hundreds of trains have been disrupted in recent weeks due to the problem. The company has apologised to customers, saying the shortfall in qualified train drivers should be addressed by mid-December. http://news.sky.com/story/1003512/trains-cancelled-due-to-driver-shortage

31 Days of Photo Props: Water

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
I love using water in photo shoots. It can be a a difficult element to use because you don't often get more than one shot at it. Water elements are best when done at the end of a shoot so they don't ruin the rest of your pictures with water spots on clothes. Water makes a great backdrop or foreground, even if your subjects never get in the water. I love shooting by water, using its reflective surface to capture another image of the subjects. If you have really adventurous subjects, you can have them climb straight into the water. If they are a little wary of that idea, have them... more »

Taking a Swim Off Long Island

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 13 hours ago
*Hurricane? What hurricane?* "Missing swimmer’s wife reveals e-mails suggesting he planned to stage death" by N.R. Kleinfield | New York Times, August 04, 2012 NEW YORK — The tangled case of the Long Island man who was *feared drowned*last weekend in the waters off Jones Beach — but who turned up speeding down the highway in South Carolina five days later — took a new twist on Friday, when his wife said he had *staged it all* without her knowledge. The man, Raymond Roth, 47, an *unemployed* telecommunications manager from Massapequa, N.Y., was reported missing from the beach by his... more »

Mickey Duniho: Evidence of Vote Counting Fraud in Pima County?

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Editor's Note: With the analysis is a full video of the Election Integrity Commission's emergency meeting held on October 26th to hear retired NSA analyst Michael Duniho's explanation of how his study of local elections support nationwide trends found in a paper published by Francois Choquette and James Johnson. Commission member Dr. Tom Ryan has a PhD in computer programming and agrees with what Duniho has discovered. The video begins with Benny White refusing to participate because of his ardent support for Pima County. He mistakenly assumes that the board meeting is discussing t... more »

Berlusconi Say He’s ‘Forced’ to Stay in Politics by Court Ruling

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Three days after announcing that he would not seek the Italian premiership again, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he feels “forced” to stay in politics after a Milan court found him guilty of tax fraud in a television-rights trial. “There will be consequences,” Berlusconi said today in an interview on the news bulletin of his Mediaset Spa (MS)’s Canale 5 when asked to comment on the verdict. “I feel forced to remain in politics to reform the justice system, so that what happened to me will not happen to other citizens.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-27/berluscon... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:33:05 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 09:33:05 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 33.589°S, 72.028°W Depth 23.8 km (14.8 miles) Region OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE Distances 37 km (22 miles) W of San Antonio, Chile

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:51:23 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 05:51:23 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 9.175°S, 111.272°E Depth 69.2 km (43.0 miles) Region SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA Distances 99 km (61 miles) SSW of Ngulung Wetan, Indonesia

New train cars, way cool...oops!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
*In case you ever wanted to visit that Formosan Macaque Education Center outside Ershuei in Changhua, don't bother. Note the errors here, and also how title and content are totally unrelated. There weren't any monkeys, and the exhibition center is tiny. If I were the cynical type, I might speculate as to how somebody is made a bundle laying that thing out, but as you know, I am never like that.* Taiwan took delivery of tilting train cars for east coast operation. Yay! There's a pic there, they look very sweet: TRA director general Fan Tzu-ku said his company has purchased a total o... more »


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