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Saturday, October 27, 2012

27 October - Blogs I'm Following

NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT - OCTOBER 12: Beverly ...
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT - OCTOBER 12: Beverly Gonzalez, (L) of Oxford, Conn., chants for Linda McMahon as political supporters and protestors for U.S. Senate candidates, Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon, rally outside the Garde Arts Center on October 12, 2010 in New London, Connecticut. The two candidates will begin debating inside the venue at 7 p.m. Blumenthal, the Connecticut Attorney General, is battling the former World Wrestling CEO McMahon for the senate seat being vacated by Senator Chris Dodd. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Bassenthwaite and Scotland from the top of Dodd
Bassenthwaite and Scotland from the top of Dodd (Photo credit: Ed.ward)
Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wresting En...
Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wresting Entertainment and Republican candidate for Senate in Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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McMahon's WWE has taken $36.7 million in Connecticut subsies

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 3 minutes 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 - 7 minutes 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 - 14 minutes 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 - 31 minutes ago
*"A moment has arrived with 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 treat alliances as far fl... more »

Alex Salmond: Enemy of Scotland

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 31 minutes 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 - 43 minutes 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 - 48 minutes 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 - 49 minutes 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 - 53 minutes ago
*Source of photo*.

United Front Against Austerity: Streaming LIVE

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 53 minutes 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 - 57 minutes 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 - 58 minutes 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! - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 hours ago
Warning! The lyrics are explicit – but it’s fairly the theme song of the debates 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 Continue reading

Saturday Afternoon Video

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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! - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 hours ago

Myanmar calls off Eid celebrations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 hours ago
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Is voter fraud being committed in Ohio? Here come the Somalians...

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:20:58 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 06:20:58 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.637°N, 126.874°E Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION Distances 111 km (68 miles) NE of San Isidro, Philippines

Saturday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Nothing much today. Too busy preparing for Frankenstorm. There’s no better illustration of what’s broken about “horse race” campaign coverage than the proliferation of analysis about how it might impact the Presidential race. First-world problem of the day: getting ready for the storm entails a bit of a rush, as we’re in the middle of Continue reading

Working Traditional Kiln Near Mingjian, Nantou

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
Tripped down to Ershuei today for a round trip of 123 kms, light riding on flat roads. Very nice time. Just north of Mingjian town I ran across this still working traditional wood fired snake kiln, making tiles. These kilns are always very long. The fire is at the low end. In the middle there's a door..... ....for access..... ...to the center of the kiln.... This one actually had two snake kilns, side by side. Must have seen better days, but it is obviously still a working kiln. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars ... more »

What Happened To The "Reform" Party?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
The day after the Harper government announced it was limiting debate on its second omnibus budget bill, Michael Den Tandt wrote in *The National Post*: Conservative MPs would like to have more sway within the Harper government. In unguarded moments some will grouse aloud (but off the record) about the whippersnappers in the PMO, barely out of short pants. Cabinet ministers can’t much like the fact that, through the Privy Council, this PMO wields influence directly on the senior bureaucracy. Ministers today are spokesmen and women for the government – not decision makers. There’s... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*East Coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy* *Some Isaac victims on Northshore say they have nowhere to go after Sunday* *Texas Brine billed $321,000 for sinkhole* Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2012/10/26/4268431/texas-brine-billed-321000-for.html#storylink=cpy *Attorney general says insurance hikes are legal ~Nikki Buskey* *Oyster season starts Monday with new requirement*

When Mitt Romney Became The First American Presidential Candidate To Bring Up Mali, Did He Know That Slavery Is Back?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Mali isn't a country Mitt Romney has shipped any American jobs to or hidden any assets to avoid paying taxes. Maybe that's why he mentioned a country three times, that almost no Americans have ever heard of, in the final debate. At least no one would be reminded of something negative Romney had done. I was surprised to hear him say "Mali" because it's a place I visited and a place I think needs urgent international attention. During my visit to Mali four years ago, I was shocked and horrified to find that there was still some degree of slavery there-- as well as in neighboring stat... more »

The Insanity Chart of "No Excuses" Reform

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Often cliches are cliches because their being repeated grows from truth: *Insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.* Traditional public education and the "No Excuses" Reform movement share the insanity: *Public School Problem* *“No Excuses” Reform* Poor, Latino/Black, special needs, and ELL students assigned disproportionately inexperienced and un-/under-certified teachers Assign poor, Latino/Black, special needs, and ELL students Teach for America recruits (inexperienced and uncertified) Public schools increasingly segregated by race and soci... more »

Could Jo Frost apply her correctional techniques to Free Planet?

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 8 hours ago
with my wife and daughter, I've witnessed Jo Frost aka Super Nannytransform BROKEN FAMILIES to lovely little civilised unified creative passionate kinships, and I was wondering, "Could Jo Frost apply her correctional techniques to Free Planet?" Our world is BROKEN, just like the families in her show, we've suffered from a serious disconnect with 'what it means to be alive'. And I know that Jo Frost isn't a trained Economist, and I know that Jo Frost isn't a trained Financial Adviser, and I know that Jo Frost isn't a trained Accountant; and that's not the help I'm asking for. I'm not ... more »

"Is Demography Still Destiny?" - Annenberg Institute for School Reform

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
"Is Demography Still Destiny?" - Annenberg Institute for School Reform From opening summary: "Yet a new study by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University indicates that the college readiness of New York City high school graduates is still very highly correlated with the neighborhood they come from. In particular, the racial composition and average income of a student’s home neighborhood are very strong predictors of a student’s chance of graduating high school ready for college. The gaps between neighborhoods are enormous."

Al Smith Dinner Talks

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 8 hours ago
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Happy Halloween 2012 From A Stranger In A Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
A Sweet Witch Now for a public service announcement on the down side of Halloween:  Weapons of Mass Destruction Now For Some Alternative Choices Of Candy For the Kids: Give them a try or make your own baked goods or home made candy for the kids. At least that way you know what you are giving them.

The Big Bang Theory unaired pilot

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Found it......... http://videosift.com/video/The-Big-Bang-Theory-00x00-Unaired-Test-Pilot

Scumneys, Already Rich Off Others' Sweat, Apparently Plan To Turn Money Into Power

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 9 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe So, who would name their son Tagg? For that matter, who would name their son Mitt? I suppose it doesn't matter what one's name is, provided that one conducts oneself with a modicum of honor. That, it seems, is too much to expect. Tagg Scumney is a major investor in a company that owns a lot of voting machines in Ohio, a presidential election battleground state. Can you say conflict of interest? Here's a link outlining the problem. This cries out for an investigation NOW, before the major voting takes place. And, it gets worse. The Scumney family investment group h... more »

Will The Bottom Fall Out? 15 Signs That Layoffs And Job Losses Are Skyrocketing

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Dees Illustration Michael Snyder, *Contributor* If you still have a good job, you might want to hold on to it very tightly because there are a whole bunch of signs that unemployment in the United States is about to start getting worse again. Over the past several weeks, a substantial number of large corporations have announced disappointing earnings for the third quarter. Many of those large corporations are also loaded up with huge amounts of debt. So what is the solution? Well, the favorite solution on Wall Street these days seems to be to lay off workers. In fact, it is alm... more »

UN Offers to Assist Internet Counter-Terrorism Surveillance In Lieu of Global Directives

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* The United Nations (UN) is offering to assist sovereign countries in Internet surveillance for anti-terrorism purposes. In a recently published report entitled “The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes” (UITP), the UN claims that social media sites are used for terroristic schemes for organization and recruitment; specifically Skype, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The National Security Agency (NSA) has begun scouting colleges and universities for the next generation of American-grown hackers. The NSA wants an elite team of “computer geniuses... more »

How Activist Photographers Keep Police Abuse In Check

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Brandon Smith, *Contributor* There is a reason why municipalities and states across the U.S. are attempting to ban photography of police officers, or allow random and unwarranted officer confiscation of cameras and cell phones; because the video recording of police abuse is very effective. Through federalization of state law enforcement, the government has greatly diminished the requirements and the quality of character in many city police recruitment centers. This is not to say that there are not honorable law enforcement officers out there. There are many. However, the overal... more »

Tennessee doctor spotted meningitis outbreak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A doctor who ordered "extra tests" on the spinal fluid of a patient is credited by colleagues with unlocking the mystery of a devastating fungal meningitis outbreak and prompting a national alert that may have saved lives http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/25/us-usa-health-meningitis-lab-idINBRE89N1GH20121025

Corruption reigns as Ukraine heads for election

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Fighting corruption is a drum every party is beating ahead of the Ukrainian parliamentary election on October 28. But whatever the outcome, few people expect an end to a cancer that hits personal incomes and deters foreign investment. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-ukraine-election-idUSBRE89N0A420121024

Major Stars 'Anxious' About Savile Scandal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Celebrities contact PR consultant Max Clifford because they are worried about the wider impact of the Jimmy Savile revelations. Mr Clifford told Sky News that up to 15 celebrities in Britain and beyond had been in touch with him in recent days to express their fears. http://news.sky.com/story/1003415/savile-celebs-frightened-by-police-probe

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake CARLSBERG RIDGE - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 09:32:30 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 01:32:30 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 9.897°N, 57.100°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region CARLSBERG RIDGE Distances 452 km (280 miles) SE of Tamrida, Yemen

BLACKMAILING THE USA AND EUROPE

Anon at aangirfan - 9 hours ago
Website for this image... During a TV program .... "there was a statement from investigative journalist Meirion Jones, whose aunt worked at Duncroft School, where Saville carried out some of his abuse... "His exact words were: '*It was a very strange place, full of celebrities and minor members of the Royal family.'* The Jimmy Savile witch-hunt - Guardian - comments. comments (847) Website for this image... "*I would like to see is a full investigation into **Derek Laud, *former Thatcher speechwriter,... and Tory lobbyist Ian Greer in the Bryn Estyn child abuse scandal, in whic... more »

Helmet Cam View of the War for Athens

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
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South Carolina taxpayer server hacked, 3.6 million Social Security numbers compromised

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The Social Security numbers of millions of South Carolinians, as well as credit and debit card information for hundreds of thousands, have been hacked in what the state's governor described Friday as an international cyberattack. "This is not a good day for South Carolina," Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters. The governor explained that a "server that warehouses all our taxpayer information was breached and taxpayer information was stolen." http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/26/south-carolina-taxpayer-server-hacked-3-6-million-social-security-numbers-compromised/?hpt=hp_t1&hpt=hp_t4

Deadly attacks hit Iraq at Eid festival

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A wave of attacks that came as Muslims marked the second day of Eid al-Adha, a major festival, claimed at least 15 lives in the Baghdad area and in the northern Sunni city of Mosul, police officials said Saturday. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/27/world/meast/iraq-violence/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

Al Qaeda's Zawahri calls for kidnap of Westerners

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, join Syria's rebellion and to ensure Egypt implements sharia, SITE Monitoring reported on Saturday, citing a two-part film posted on Islamist websites. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-qaeda-zawahri-message-idUSBRE89Q02O20121027

Austin Sigg who 'kidnapped and murdered Jessica Ridgeway' suspected in two other child abduction cases

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
- Austin Reed Sigg, 17, was arrested late Tuesday night at his home after his mother tipped off police - Confessed to the murder of Jessica and attempted abduction - Police now want to question him - Jessica's body was found six days after the 10-year-old went missing during her walk to school on October 5 Police in a Colorado town where the body of a missing 10-year-old girl was found said Friday that they want to question their teenage suspect, Austin Sigg, in two unsolved child enticement cases http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223848/Jessica-Ridgeway-mu... more »

America's overcrowded prison system show cramped lives lived by two million inmates......Far cry from the Cushy UK Jail hotels

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Overcrowding has become so bad in California prisons that inmates are being forced to sleep in bunk beds in communal areas. They are being given less time in recreational areas such as the exercise yard. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223626/Prisons-America-breaking-point-million-citizens-bars.html

Monsanto’s Halloween: GMO Tricks and Treats by Juliana White

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
Source : http://www.facebook.com/T2EBBMonsanto’s Halloween: GMO Tricks and Treats by Juliana White As a mother, I have wondered for a long time about the hyped scares around Halloween treats – razors in apples, for example. They seemed just the finest means to get parents to buy industrial candy and avoid all the nice homemade things the neighbors made for kids – popcorn balls, fudge, cookies, etc. Halloween used to be a yearly expression of love from neighbors, and a time of great delight in all the cute neighborhood kids. Media kicked the tar out of that. They created fear ... more »

Felicia Garcia Sex Video May have been Cause of Bullying before her Suicide

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Two students have been temporarily removed from Tottenville High School in Staten Island (pictured) for allegedly taunting and humiliating Felicia Garcia (inset) who committed suicide after a video surfaced online showing her having sex with four football players. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223520/Two-teens-suspended-bullying-15-year-old-jumped-death-train-video-group-sex-football-players-posted-online.html

UFO Virgie, Kentucky: Was 'UFO' actually a £15 children's toy? Object witnessed by thousands across three states may have been an airship

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The airship, which is marketed as a 'toy for all the family', is eight meters in length and flies solely by the power of the sun. It costs just $25 from online stores. Allen Epling was just one of thousands who saw the cigar-shaped craft across three states and the part-time star-gazer admitted he was clueless as to what the craft could be.

Spain's unemployed rate above 25% for the first time - and more than half of young people are out of work

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Between July and September, 85,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed raising the total to 5.78 million, the National Statistics Institute said today. Spain is under pressure to ask for outside aid to help deal with its debts. The country is in its second recession in three years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223622/Spain-jobless-rate-25-time.html

Assange attacks US and threatens to expose government's 'unaccountability' with new documents

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Although the first of the newly published documents include no bombshells he says they will put out 'documents of incredible historical importance. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223883/Investigation-Wikileaks-immoral-Assange-attacks-US-threatens-expose-governments-unaccountability-new-documents.html

Interlude: "The Heart's Desire" Vs. the "Facts On the Ground"

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 11 hours ago
Steven Goddard presents yet another small post on the whoppers that hysterical climate alarmists are routinely throwing on the flames of public opinion (built upon a bed of public ignorance). I have submitted the following response, which I consider a key to understanding the times: *Here is a clue...we are all seeing, or about to see in the coming months and years, why believing that "You create your own reality" is like children running with sharp scissors. Expansive ideas, at odds with the facts on the ground, as they say. People now just want to wipe away any and all opposition ... more »

Just 62 out of 11,000 foreign prisoners have been kicked out despite Cameron's pledge of crackdown

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The Prime Minister promised a crackdown two years ago after it emerged that more than 11,000 foreign inmates – one in eight prisoners – are clogging up our jails. Since January last year, only 62 have been sent home to serve the rest of their sentences – 25 to just one country, the Netherlands. Just 30 were returned in total last year – far less than the 89 in 2010 and 64 in 2009. Each inmate costs taxpayers £45,000 a year – meaning the total bill is over £500million. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223846/David-Camerons-pledge-crackdown-foreigners-appears-fallen-deaf-ears... more »

Timothy Fraser-Smith killed in Bahamas as Hurricane Sandy claims 43 lives

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
- Briton, named as Timothy Fraser-Smith, was killed after he fell from his roof - Investment bank boss was 'trying to repair a window shutter' as hurricane swept the Caribbean - As many as 43 people reported dead across Caribbean as super storm barrels north - Up to 400,000 New Yorkers could be evacuated as city declares state of emergency, which means state will have access to federal funding - Subways facing possible shutdown - the second time in history - Sandy could be 'worst case' superstorm, more powerful than Irene - Could cause up to $1billion ... more »

US Accuse Hezbollah of backing Syria's Assad

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The US has accused pro-Syrian groups in Lebanon - including Hezbollah - of providing training, advice, and logistical support to the Syrian military, raising fears that the conflict could spread beyond Syria's borders. Hezbollah denies any involvement in Syria's civil war beyond helping refugees. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20107875

Eastern United States braces for Hurricane Sandy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Hurricane Sandy slogged northward Friday night at a 7 mph rate, heading further from the Caribbean and getting closer to menacing the U.S. East Coast. With sustained winds of 75 mph - as was the case for Friday - the storm was centered 75 miles north of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas and 400 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, around 8 p.m., the National Hurricane Center reported. Tropical storm warnings extend from Jupiter inlet in Florida north to North Carolina's Outer Banks. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/26/hurricane-sandy-could-menace-northeastern-unit... more »

Lee Cyrus On the Run, Police admit he 'could be anywhere in the UK' ....after letting him out on DAY RELEASE! despite being Jailed for LIFE!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Cyrus, who has convictions for robbing and attacking pensioners as well as a sex attack on a young girl, may now have returned south of the Border. His real name is Ivan Leach and he comes from Preston, where he was jailed in 2005 at for battering a 90-year-old woman. He was supposed to have been jailed for life – but strolled out of a cushy open prison in Lincolnshire a fortnight ago on day release. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/sex-beast-lee-cyrus-could-1401817

David Cameron to face European challenges

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The problem is that new analysis given to Newsnight shows that even if David Cameron is successful in killing the EU budget rises dead - well, it won't be anything of the sort. Open Europe, an independent think tank pushing for EU reform, has worked out that because of peculiarities of this next EU budget, even though the prime minister will talk about a freeze... our net contributions will actually go up. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20107019

Royal Marine and Army medic deaths 'not friendly fire'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A Royal Marine and an Army medic who died after being injured in Afghanistan were not killed by British forces, the Ministry of Defence has said. Preliminary investigation went against Afghan police claims that the pair were shot by their own comrades. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20107178

British And French Navies Team Up For Drill

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
An exercise involving 6,000 sailors and marines from both sides of the Channel is the biggest of its kind to date. http://news.sky.com/story/1003357/british-and-french-navies-team-up-for-drill

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude mb 5.2 Region SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS Date time 2012-10-27 07:02:41.0 UTC Location 22.23 S ; 179.98 E Depth 568 km Distances 484 km S Suva

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 06:37:33 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 03:37:33 PM at epicenter Location 28.502°N, 128.715°E Depth 35.5 km (22.1 miles) Region RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN Distances 280 km (174 miles) NNE (21°) from Naha, Okinawa, Japan

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 05:52:17 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 04:52:17 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.845°S, 160.919°E Depth 45.4 km (28.2 miles) Region SOLOMON ISLANDS Distances 117 km (72 miles) WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake PAPUA, INDONESIA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 04:06:50 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 01:06:50 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.074°S, 140.267°E Depth 41.6 km (25.9 miles) Region PAPUA, INDONESIA Distances 162 km (100 miles) SSW of Abepura, Indonesia

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHWESTERN IRAN - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 03:56:43 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 07:26:43 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.259°N, 46.633°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region NORTHWESTERN IRAN Distances 35 km (21 miles) NE of Tabriz, Iran

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA - 27th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 00:49:37 UTC Friday, October 26, 2012 at 09:49:37 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 27.746°S, 66.615°W Depth 144.2 km (89.6 miles) Region CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA Distances 35 km (21 miles) WSW of Andalgala, Argentina

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake GREECE - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 23:16:47 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 02:16:47 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.959°N, 22.937°E Depth 16.7 km (10.4 miles) Region GREECE Distances 9 km (5 miles) E of Pelasyia, Greece

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHWESTERN IRAN - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 22:31:17 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 02:01:17 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.260°N, 46.780°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region NORTHWESTERN IRAN Distances 34 km (21 miles) SW of Ahar, Iran

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 21:38:19 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 08:38:19 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 11.569°S, 165.470°E Depth 34.1 km (21.2 miles) Region SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS Distances 102 km (63 miles) SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Remember where you heard it first: foundering B.C. premier hires Alberta strategist Stephen Carter

david at Alberta Diary - 11 hours ago
Your blogger, looking rather stout and unkempt, with political strategist Stephen Carter, who popped up in British Columbia yesterday to try to work his come-from-behind magic for B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s foundering conservative Liberals. Below: Ms. Clark. NOTE: Stephen Carter writes this morning on Facebook: “Not working for the BC Liberals. Simply speaking at their ... more »

Israel Moves To Block Trojan Computer Attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Israeli police officers have been banned from using memory sticks or disks in their computers and had their equipment disconnected from the internet, in a frantic bid to prevent the injection of a dangerous virus named after the country's military chief. The dramatic move last week was no great surprise. It's just another round in the cyber war which has engulfed the Middle East. http://news.sky.com/story/1003341/israel-moves-to-block-trojan-computer-attack

Quotable Quotes

The ultimate standpoint of Zen.....is that we have been led astray through ignorance to find a split in our own being, that there was from the very beginning no need for a struggle between the finite and the infinite, that the peace we are seeking so eagerly has been there all the time. - D.T. SUZUKI There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - ALBERT EINSTEIN The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true sc... more »

CIA SPLIT - AS LIBYA BURNS

Anon at aangirfan - 12 hours ago
http://www.zombiesoup.net/2012/09/a-world-infected-with-us-israel.html Reportedly, the CIA agents in Benghazi twice asked for permission to help the embattled Ambassador Chris Stevens and twice were told to 'stand down' Reportedly, when the CIA annex come under attack the agents there were denied military help. Reportedly, there was full communication between the CIA annex in Benghazi and the U.S. military http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223747/CIA-agents-Benghazi-twice-asked-permission-help-Ambassador-Chris-Stevens-bullets-flying-twice-told-stand-down.html#ixzz2ATp0P74m ... more »

The President's kill List

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
What is shocking is the sheer numbers now passing over the president's desk. There is no way he should be personally taking this responsibility to himself. Yet just how do you establish guidelines for a duly appointed officer to apply. It calls for judgment and it is terribly vulnerable to error and some fussy war crime threshold. Yet the true targets are engaged in war against us. Targeting them has done a couple of things. It has decimated enemy leadership in a way no other war making system has ever done. Even better, it ha hugely increased the cost of personal involvement a... more »

Door in the Nevada Desert

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Again, profoundly creditable folks who find themselves aging out will come forward and share things. We have excellent witnesses now confirming that alien groups are interacting with us on a secretive level. Such activity naturally produces a small group of highly competent individuals who are sworn to secrecy. As death approaches these individuals understand that their knowledge will die with them and they inevitably find a trusted person to confide in. What is most troubling has been the obvious fact that the interaction has been through a cut out formed decades ag... more »

MOF Production Breakthrough

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
There is obviously more to this story than is been reported here. It remains a mystery as to how, but the deliverable is extremely important. I have not included the natural gas option for automotive transportation because of the technical problems. Those issues were manageable at the long haul transport level but certainly not by the automobile. This breakthrough means low pressure storage and no real containment problems. Thus a natural gas solution is now available as fracking produces ample energy reserves likely good through the end of this century. The need for... more »

Frankenstorm Arriving Next Week

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This storm is serious bad news. That hurricane has a lot of heat to dump, so snow may not be much of a problem. The problem is that the strong cold front will dump that heat and that means unbelievable rain and the worst floods ever. Seriously folks, if you are even slightly exposed to raging creeks anywhere in the North East, get out of there and do not return until the weather breaks. The last remembered worst flood is just a hint on how bad this can become. You will be saying wow when that dried up old creek turns into a hundred yard wide flood plain. So yes be scared ... more »

Anniversaries: Meitner, van Vleck, Mills, Bohm

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
If you're a famous physicist, you should be careful today: October 27th is a day when many famous physicists die. This very date turned out to be fatal for Lise Meitner in 1968, John Hasbrouck van Vleck in 1980, David Bohmin 1992 (twenty years ago), and Robert Mills in 1999. They're known for the co-discovery of the nuclear fission; the van Vleck transformations, determinant, paramagnetism, and other insights about quantum mechanics applied to solids; Aharonov-Bohm effect and the revival of the misguided pilot wave theory by Louis de Broglie; and Yang-Mills theory, respectively. Yo... more »

Friday Baseball Post

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 14 hours ago
Well, I don't know about the rest of you, much less the players, but I'm certainly happy for the travel day today. I can't quite get my mind around the idea that the Giants have been in the WS three times over eleven years. For that matter, I think it's surprising how few teams have made it since they put in the extra round (and of course they expanded again this year, but ignoring that): Giants, Cardinals, Braves 3 Phillies, Fish 2 Rockies, Astros, DBacks, Mets, Padres Yankees 7 Rangers, Red Sox, Tigers, Indians 2 White Sox, Angels, Rays So 10 NL teams, 8 AL teams; 3 NL teams have ... more »

Age of The Drone God: The Religious Worship of The President And The CIA

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
*Political systems that have as their foundation an absolute power over reality are cruel, merciless, and uncompromising with dissidents and heretics.* "Back in April and May, when John Brennan seized control of the drone targeting process purportedly in the interest of “showing the American public that al-Qaida targets are chosen only after painstaking and exhaustive debate,” an extensive NYT article–providing a picture of drone targeting as done before Brennan had consolidated control of it–described Brennan in religious terms. Among other descriptions offered of the guy in ... more »

Romney-Ryan Agenda-- Overwhelmingly Rejected By Younger Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Polls generally show the youth vote (18-29 year olds) surly but leaning strongly towards Obama and the Democrats. In the Harvard poll linked above, Obama leads Romney 48-26%. And although 54% of these young people say they disapproved of Democrats in Congress (41% approving), an astounding 71% disapproved of the obstructionist Republicans who have purposefully turned Congress into the enemy of the American people (23% approving, too dumb to know any better). The problem for Obama is that those who say they were definitely vote is down by 15% when compared to 2008. A case has been... more »

Sunday Classics preview: Meet Tchaikovsky's Tatiana, who's going to be writing a famous letter

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Soprano Anna Leese and baritone Mark Stone as Tatiana and Onegin in Act I of Yevgeny Onegin at London's Opera Holland Park this past July* *by Ken* In early September we listened to a bunch of Tchaikovsky waltzes that included the one embedded in the opening scene of Act II of the composer's opera *Yevgeny Onegin*, which led to mention of the letter that young Tatiana Larina had written to a guest at her mother's country estate, Yevgeny Onegin, the worldly friend of her sister Olga's fiancé, Lenski. The writing of that letter is one of opera's great scenes, and I've been meaning ... more »

While Americans Are Sleeping On The Streets In A Crumbling USA... US Criminal Government "Extends" $4 BILLION Israel "Loan" (Free Handout) Program!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
America is now definitely an empire in steep decline... Right now, there are some 50+ Million US Citizens that are totally dependent on food stamps just to stay alive, which is in itself outrageous! We also see a nation now with a 25+ % unemployment rate (NOT the fraudulent "8%" that the US govt continues to harp), and American citizens sleeping on the streets of its once proud cities. It is absolutely revolting to behold how such a great nation is now a shadow of its past glory. But in spite of all the domestic problems at home, and where the US government should be concentrating... more »

The Poet: John O’Donohue, “For The Time Of Necessary Decision”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“For The Time Of Necessary Decision”* “The mind of time is hard to read. We can never predict what it will bring, Nor even from all that is already gone Can we say what form it finally takes; For time gathers its moments secretly. Often we only know it’s time to change When a force has built inside the heart That leaves us uneasy as we are. Perhaps the work we do has lost its soul Or the love where we once belonged Calls nothing alive in us anymore. We drift through this gray, increasing nowhere Until we stand before a threshold we know We have to cross to come alive once more. May w... more »

Musical Interlude: Supertramp, "Take The Long Way Home"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

Traditional O'odham leaders support Guarijios battle against Los Pilares dam

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
   Guarijio baskets, Sonora, Mexico, Oct 26, 2012 Photo by Brenda Norrell Statement of the Traditional O’odham Leaders of the O’odham Communities of Sonora, Mexico in Support of the Guarijio against the flooding of traditional lands by the Los Pilares / Bicentenario dam project on the upper River Mayo in southeast Sonora State http://chiltepines.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“Every book has a first page and every catalog a first entry. And so this lovely blue cosmic cloud begins the van den Bergh Catalog (vdB) of stars surrounded by reflection nebulae. Interstellar dust clouds reflecting the light of the nearby stars, the nebulae usually appear blue because scattering by the dust grains is more effective at shorter (bluer) wavelengths. The same type of scattering gives planet Earth its blue daytime skies. * Click image for larger size.* Van den Bergh's 1966 list contains a total of 158 entries more easily visible from the northern hemisphere, includ... more »

"No BS Theory of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
* "No BS Theory of Life"* by Dr. Robert Lanza "Forget the self-help books. No book or person can promise you happiness. Christmas time is the mostly likely time of the year to experience depression. We share our love with friends and family, and get lots of gifts. So why aren't we all joyous? What the hell is going on? Did you ever wonder why people like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson didn't fare any better than you or I despite all their money, fame, and access to people of wisdom? The answer lies in your own backyard. Look at the shrubs, tangled with vines, with here and th... more »

Corporate Education's Anti-Democratic Effects

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
From the NEPC at the University of Colorado, Boulder: BOULDER, CO October 16, 2012 – “Local control” has been a bedrock principle of public schooling in America since its earliest days, but a new report concludes the concept “has all but disappeared” in discussions of education policy. The report, *Democracy Left Behind: How Recent Education Reforms Undermine Local School Governance and Democratic Education*, by Kenneth Howe and David Meens of the University of Colorado Boulder, examines the impact on democratic ideals of vanishing local control over education. The report examines... more »

31 Days of Photo Props:Special Blankets

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Lovies and blankies, there are lots of names for special blankets, each family seems to have their own. Whatever your name for them, they are a big part of your little one's childhood and should be documented before they wear out. Try and keep the poses very natural, things that they already do. My two favorite poses for special blankets are a back shot of the child holding the blanket over their shoulder and playing peek-a-boo with the blanket. I also often use the blanket as a backdrop for the little one to lay against. Not every child has a special blanket, but those who do, lo... more »

The Poet: Clarice Lispector, "Change"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Change"* by Clarice Lispector "Change. But start slowly, because direction is more important than speed. Sit in another chair, on the other side of the table. Later on, change tables. When you go out, try to walk on the other side of the street. Then change your route, walk calmly down other streets, observing closely the places you pass by. Take other buses. Change your wardrobe for a while; give away your old shoes and try to walk barefoot for a few days– even if only at home. Take off a whole afternoon to stroll about freely, listening to the birds or the noise of the cars. Ope... more »

Arizona Citizens' Election Integrity Lawsuit Explained by Attorney Brad Roach and Republican Candidate Bill Beard

Intercept at The Intercept - 18 hours ago
From left to right: Attorney Brad Roach, John Brakey, Bill Beard, Chris DeSimone *KVOA Wakeup Tucson at 7:00 AM Mountain Time on 1030 AM radio* Stay tuned for the final clip containing Pima County shill Benny White refusing to participate in the Elections Integrity Board's emergency meeting scheduled to discuss former NSA employee Mickey Duniho's analysis of past elections. White mistakenly assumed that the meeting was going to discuss the pending lawsuit requiring Pima County to follow existing election laws. One can assume he is also mistaken in thinking he can be a co-defendan... more »

Is Robert "No Relation to Paul" Samuelson the reason we can't have any serious discussion of the functioning of government?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
*Would it help if "No Relation" occasionally read a book by someone peddling something other than the mindless platitudes of conventional economic wisdom? You know, I really don't think so.* *by Ken* Okay, I've overdramatized. No, of course, Robert "No Relation to Paul" Samuelson isn't the reason we can't have any serious discussion of the functioning of government. He's much more a symptom than a cause of the problem(s). But if you don't think the problem is made worse by having a venue as august as the *Washington Post* offering license to pontificate on finance and economics to... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Prescott Valley, Arizona, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, “Counting Out”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Counting Out” * by Chet Raymo "Remember "counting out"? Do kids still "count out"? Consider a count among six children: (1)Einie (2)meenie (3)meinie (4)mo, (5)catch (6)a feller (1) by the (2)toe, (3)if he (4)hollers (5)let him (6)go, (1)einie (2)meenie (3)meinie (4)mo. Number 4 is "out." Back in the early 70s, Kenneth Goldstein published an ethnographic study of counting out rhymes. By extending the rhyme, a clever counter could count out a child other than number 4: (5)My (6)mother (1)says (2)that (3)you (4)are (5)it. Or further: (6)But (1)I (2)say (3)that (4)you (5)are (6... more »

Vote Suppression ... Here it comes!!!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 19 hours ago
This is emblematic of the sort of rationalization progressives are making in response to the bone-headed ruling by a bunch of hack Supreme Court justices and allied moron Supreme Court justices: By now it may have become apparent that I've been won over by the majority ruling and I'll tip my hat to Adam Goldenberg for the argument that really solidified it for me. But his piece is in the *Ottawa Citizen* and while I was able to read it the first time I clicked through, now it's behind the paywall. If they don't really want me to send them traffic, so be it. I'll paraphrase. Attempts... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Laws"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The Prophet- On Laws"* "You delight in laying down laws, Yet you delight more in breaking them. Like children playing by the ocean who build sand-towers with constancy and then destroy them with laughter. But while you build your sand-towers the ocean brings more sand to the shore, And when you destroy them the ocean laughs with you. Verily the ocean laughs always with the innocent. But what of those to whom life is not an ocean, and man-made laws are not sandtowers, But to whom life is a rock, and the law a chisel with which they would carve it in their own likeness? What of the cr... more »

Neocons Exploit Death of Americans For Political Gain

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
The fact that Neocons like to politicize the death of Americans is nothing new. Remember 9/11. The attack on the American ambassador in Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 has also been politicized by the Neocons. Neocon con artist William Kristol attacks President Obama in this *ridiculous article*, asking at the end, "did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?" Is he implying that Obama is responsible for the deaths of Americans? Yes he is. Kristol is exploiting a tragedy, a human error, or worse (a false flag attack by... more »

John (Fire) Lame Deer, "On Natural Diversity…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"On Natural Diversity…" by John (Fire) Lame Deer "Even animals of the same kind – two deer, two owls – will behave differently from each other. I have studied many plants. The leaves of one plant, on the same stem – none is exactly alike. On all the earth there is not one leaf that is exactly like another. The Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka, likes it that way. He only sketches out the path of life roughly for all the creatures on earth, shows them where to go, where to arrive at, but leaves them to find their own way to get there. He wants them to act independently according to their... more »

Pima commission to discuss chance of election fraud in larger precincts

Intercept at The Intercept - 21 hours ago
Arizona Daily Star Carli Brosseau The Pima County Election Integrity Commission is holding a special meeting today to talk about whether one member's statistical analysis of votes in recent elections shows evidence of fraud. Under the group's bylaws, an emergency meeting can be held if at least five of the nine members call for one. Michael "Mickey" Duniho His presentation to the Election Integrity Board will be posted on The Intercept today.Mickey Duniho, a retired National Security Agency computer programmer, requested the meeting two days ago after he began plotting cumulative ... more »

F-35, the song remains the same

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 21 hours ago
Something about the head of the RCAF saying the fighter procurement office not yet receiving instructions to look at not-JSFs as options and then later saying he misspoke or something. Uh huh. Anyway, for those still intersted, there's a link to the CBC item here. Me, this beyond the absurd and I'm finding myself less than interested in the outcome.  The Cons, through intent and incompetence

Eid Al Adha - "Eid Mubarak!"

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 21 hours ago
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.

It's Time to Bash Benefit-Bashing

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 22 hours ago
I've had enough. *BBC Question Time* yesterday evening was the last straw. In a debate about IDS's ludicrous suggestion that poor people should be limited to two children before losing their benefit, sadly, unfortunately, it appeared that for once the Tories were in step with public opinion. As a kite flying exercise, it went down quite well in the studio. Sure, there was shock among the Twitterly #BBCQT-watching audience, but it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone. I started reading a newspapers in the late 80s (*The Sun, The Star,* and *News of the World* in case you w... more »

Qatari Emir The Most Powerful Person In Libya - Libyan Exile

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 22 hours ago
Source: Morris.

Red flags ignored for years at firm in meningitis crisis

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
A cracked vial here, a missing label there. The complaints coming into New England Compounding Center, the firm at the heart of the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak, were piling up. In March, regulators responded to a complaint from the prestigious Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary about a potency concern involving one of the eye medications it purchased from NECC. The investigation is ongoing. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-usa-health-meningitis-necc-idUSBRE89P12N20121026

Meningitis death toll reaches 25 with another Tennessee fatality

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
The U.S. death toll from a meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections reached 25 on Friday following another death in Tennessee, the state where the problem was first discovered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. In its daily update on the meningitis emergency, the CDC said the latest fatality brings the number of deaths to 10 in Tennessee, the most of any state. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-usa-health-meningitis-idUSBRE89M08V20121026

Boeing Successfully Tests Microwave Missile That Takes Out Electronic Targets (Killing You Silently)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/10/25/boeing-successfully-tests-microwave-missile-that-takes-out-electronic-targets/

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 26th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 22 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Friday, October 26, 2012 at 21:11:57 UTC Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 05:11:57 AM at epicenter Location 10.667°N, 126.806°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION Distances 124 km (77 miles) ESE (109°) from Guiuan, Samar, Philippines

He Knows God's Mind (REALLY! Just Ask Him), Budget Cuts Push Spain's Jobless To 25 Percent, & BoA Only Loses $80 Billion This Week!

He really does. Just ask him. Or tune in. As millions do. Still. Beck: God ‘guided’ Romney to lose final debate Where are the granny glasses, Glennie? And the blackboard? Our oracle. Budget Cuts Push Spain Jobless To 25 Percent People wait to enter a government-run employment office in Madrid September 4, 2012. (Credit: Reuters/Susana Vera)MADRID | Fri Oct 26, 2012

First Poll Released In Sask NDP Leadership Race

leftdog at Buckdog - 22 hours ago
* (Click on image to enlarge ... ) * *The Erin Weir campaign is releasing the results of a telephone poll of Saskatchewan NDP members conducted last week. The survey found a close race for the provincial leadership with dramatic differences in support between geographic areas. Among the minority of New Democrats who were decided, Trent Wotherspoon had a modest overall lead based almost entirely on support in Regina. Erin Weir and Cam Broten were tied for second, with Broten’s support almost exclusively concentrated in Saskatoon. “The sitting MLAs have a head start in their home c... more »

Entire North American internet suddenly slowed down today at 5:30am

Intercept at The Intercept - 22 hours ago
Death and Taxes By Ned Hepburn [image: internet-slows-down - Entire North American internet suddenly slowed down today at 5:30am] The Internet Traffic Report is showing that packet loss – which is (I’m paraphrasing here) data sent over the the internet that fails to reach its intended destination – has sharply increased since early this morning, from a usual loss of yesterday’s 24% to around 36% as of 2pm today, EST. A general rule of thumb is that the higher the packet loss, the slower the internet. Here’s the graph of packet loss over the last 24 hours: Some major servers in New... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago

Buck McKeon Says He's Not As Corrupt As Everyone Asserts He Is-- Let's Look Into His Specious Claim

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
No one dares to take on the biggest McKeon scandal-- how his insatiable gambling habit and huge losses at the Venetian Casino have put him in the clutches of Organized Crime boss Sheldon Adelson, an agent of China, not something even many Republican congressmen are happy to see when it comes to the chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee (who gets *very* sensitive briefings from the CIA that Adelson's Chinese partners would give anything to get). So let's talk about the scandals that are routinely kicked around Washington and Santa Clarita-- his bribes from Angelo Mozilo an... more »

They Should Spin. We Shouldn't Listen

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 23 hours ago
Greg has a nice item out this afternoon about what the campaigns are claiming about their internal polls, which reminds me of something I forgot to include, although I've said it before, in my item the other day about how I'm following the polling: I'm absolutely, completely ignoring any claims about internal polls. This is really basic: anything they say (or anything that they leak) is going to be self-serving. And on top of that, there's no magic here; there's no reason for us to believe that the campaigns know more about the horse race from their internal polling than we know from... more »
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