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Sunday, October 28, 2012

28 October - Blogs I'm Following II

Walt Whitman's use of free verse became apprec...
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"UFO Cylinder" Enters Creator of Popocatépetl, Mexico October 2012

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 44 seconds ago
*Stranger still, this appeared on radar screens today over that exact area:*

Remember The Real Life Nazi Nixon Hired To Hunt Out Jews In His Administration? Fred's Back

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 minutes ago
Disgraced Republican Jew hunter-- back in the game Republicans are such great friends of Israel-- or at least they tell you they are. I guess that's why they're always hiring Nazi thugs like Fred Malek. The stench that is anti-semitic fanatic Frederic Malek first drifted into American nostrils when he was one of the top Nixon henchmen at CREEP (the criminal enterprise that was the Nixon 1972 reelection campaign). He worked in the Nixon administration to root out civil servants and replace them with Nixon supporters. He was specifically tasked with politicizing departments of the gove... more »

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt)

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 15 minutes ago
Welcome to Meet & Greet Monday! Banner by Art Ist Grab our banner for your site: Do you have an Eco-friendly blog or site? Do you occasionally write about the environment or ways to live green? If you answered yes to any, you're invited to link up. Here are the rules: 1. If you have a green-living blog, site and/or write about the environment, sustainability, etc., please use the "linky" below to list your site. 2. If you only occasionally write about green living, please use tags such as "green", "Eco", "Environment", etc. and then link to that col... more »

Walt Whitman, "Animals"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 minutes ago
*"Animals"* "I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self contain’d; I stand and look at them long and long, They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; Not one is dissatisfied — not one is demented with the mania of owning things; Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago; Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth." - Walt Whitman

“Hurricane Sandy Eastern Seaboard Extended 'Grid Down' Survival Scenario”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Hurricane Sandy Eastern Seaboard Extended * *'Grid Down' Survival Scenario”* * *by Mike Adams "Millions of U.S. residents along the Eastern seaboard are expected to experience a "grid down" survival scenario beginning as early as Monday night. The "Frankenstorm" Hurricane Sandy is a convergence of multiple weather events rarely seen in human history. Most people living in the region have never seen a storm like this in their lifetime. According to Weather.com, the storm brings together five weather events: • A Northbound hurricane • A winter storm front • A blast of Arctic a... more »

“Sprawl” versus “intensification”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
The debate over affordable housing is already being framed as a debate between “sprawl” and “intensification”—a debate between those who wish to release (just a little) the planners’ ring-fences around NZ’s major cities to allow new homes on “greenfield” sections, versus those who insist we build with more intensity within the ring fence on so called “brownfield” sites. The latter group characterise the former as being in favour of “sprawl”; the former characterise the latter as promoting the construction of the slums of tomorrow. Both are right, and both are wrong. What’s miss... more »

Only in Canada, You Say? Shame.

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 2 hours ago
Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada has put up a petition asking the Governor General and PMSHithead to retract the Queen's Jubilee Medals from the Jubilee Jailbirds. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals were awarded in October to two convicted criminals. Conservative Member of Parliament Maurice Vellacott selected Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner to receive medals. Both women are anti-choice protesters who repeatedly and deliberately violate Ontario court injunctions that ban protesters from harassing women as they enter an abortion clinic. Wagner has illegally invaded clinics, frighten... more »

Video Upload Shows How Ignorant U.S. Right Wing Has Become

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 3 hours ago
This was presented as "Hilarious Leftist Propaganda from the Mid-50s." I saw nothing hilarious here, and it seems fairly accurate historically. If you compare the anti-Semitic rhetoric of "radio priest" Father Coughlin and the Rev. Gerald L.K. Smith with that of the Nazis in 1930s Germany, they resemble quite remarkably. I seriously doubt that many right-wingers of today know who those people were, anyway. Such people aren't known for doing a lot of reading. I suppose that the person who uploaded this considers it "leftist propaganda" because it reflects kindly upon FDR. He was no... more »

Good Night & Good Luck

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 3 hours ago
The officials in the rolled-up sleeves are now going on TV to inform us that we may be off the grid for ten days or more. I suspect that this dire prediction is meant to make us idiotically grateful when they heroically restore our power in a mere week. We won't blame them like we did after Hurricane Irene. That debacle, you may recall, led to the resignation of more than one grossly overpaid utility CEO. I have a friend who works for one of the utilities. Last year, he told me, they were too cheap to bring in extra crews. This go-round, they've got so many people in their control r... more »

Frankenstorm shutdown -- what a difference a year (well, 14 months) makes

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*-- from NY1.com* *by Ken* What a strange afternnoon it was here in NYC, as we NY-ers went our more or less normal Sunday-afternoon way -- on an admittedly heavily overcast day, with increasingly sharp wind gusts -- counting down to the announced 7pm shutdown of the city's subways, with the buses to follow at 9pm, and in their wake other chunks of metropolitan infrastructure, structure, and superstructure announcing *their* shutdown plans. Without mass transit, the city doesn't function. (Mayor Mike has also ordered "mandatory" evacuation for resident's of the city's lowest-lying ... more »

Local Daily Extolls the Virtues of Pima County in Apologetic Report of Lawsuit Aimed at Keeping Pima County from Breaking Laws

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
J.T. Waldron When propaganda gets this obvious, we ultimately choose not to run away from it and prefer not to rely on the hopes that people will ignore it. It is far more productive to give it its due and shed light on it. The Arizona Daily Star's sunday edition contains the article with a peculiar title that is self evident as propaganda: What is the main, bulkier part of the title? You guessed it: Pima Sees Gains in Election Security What was the actual current news to be reported in the story? The lawsuit by citizens to compel Pima County to follow existing election l... more »

Why You Should Not Vote for Mitt-Wit RMoney

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
*In 4 minutes and 44 seconds* *AND all it* *from Republicans!*

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. *Click image for larger size. * Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 ha... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Pain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. Pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore tru... more »

"Pro-Democracy" Groups Behind Myanmar Refugee Attacks

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 4 hours ago
Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi, leaders of the "Saffron Revolution," leading ethnic cleansing of Myanmar refugees. Tony Cartalucci AltThaiNews October 29, 2012 People don't just come out into the streets and begin murdering each other. There are always instigators on one side, perhaps both, leading the anger and violence. In the case of targeted Muslim Rohingya refugees in Myanmar's Rakhine state, those leading the the violence against them, which most recently involved 26 killed and 2,000 Rohingya homes destroyed, have been identified. While the Associated Press (AP) features ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Cosmic View"* by Chet Raymo "When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" the other day I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a dozen or more years ago: Britannica 32 volumes 1000 pages per vol 1200 words per page 5 letters/wd =200 million letters So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number ... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
I have been extremely busy the last week with family concerns, work related issues, and trying to find the time to go to the local YMCA for some work out. Many people have been wondering why I have not been putting up articles at the same rate that I used to, but as usual other issues take precedence. Again, please bare with me... I recently caught the video of the amazing free fall jump by Felix Baumgartner from some 130,000 feet to set a new world record for the longest free fall/parachute jump ever, and one thing caught my eye, and I hope that others caught it as well.... I ... more »

Robert Reich Warns Progressives - We Can't Give Up

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 4 hours ago
There are plenty of us who get frustrated and discouraged and even wonder why bother? Robert Reich says that's the certain path to a truly regressive future. He's speaking to American voters but the message applies to us all. *This is for those of you who consider yourself to be progressive but have given up on politics because it seems rotten to the core. You may prefer Obama to Romney but don’t think there’s a huge difference between the two, so you may not even vote.* *Your cynicism is understandable. But cynicism is a self-fulfilling prophesy. If you succumb to it, the regr... more »

Monster Earthquake and Killer Tsunami Still Overdue, Let the Cascadia Russian Roulette Games Begin

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
* * Perhaps we should take a closer look, after a cursory search there seems to be a whole-lotta earthquakes going on in Cascadia, here was a cluster of 17 earthquakes in August/2008.. _____________ * **Quake swarm rocks West Coast's ocean depths** **Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 ** ** ** * * ** ** ** * *0* * ** ** ** * *0* * * * ** ** ** * *An unusually large swarm of tremors is rocking the ocean floor off the west coast of Vancouver Island.* *Since Tuesday, 17 quakes in the four to five magnitude range centred about 200 kilometres west of Port Hardy have been detected.... more »

"No Amount Of Manifest Absurdity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“No amount of manifest absurdity... could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.” - Bernard Levin

POOF: The Drama of It All

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 4 hours ago
Lyrics to " Life " by Sly And The Family Stone Life Life Clouds and clowns You don't have to come down Life Life Tell it like it is You don't have to die before you live You might get angry sometimes But don't let it turn you around All you gotta do Is get your livin' now Life Life Clouds and clowns You don't have to come down Life Life Tell it like it is You don't have to die before you live You might be scared of somethin' - look at mr stewart He's the only person he has to fear He'd only let himself get near He don't trust ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Alhaurín El Grande, Andalucia, Spain. Thanks for stopping by.

Queen Charlotte Islands Quake Activity

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Hey guys,* * **Since there is quite a deal happening on the East Coast of the US, in the Middle East, and regarding seismic activity in Western Canada, I'm going to be limiting quake updates this evening solely to 6.0 events and greater so that I can keep on top of everything. * * **Busy times indeed.* * **-- Matt*

Government finally plans to address unaffordable housing. But… [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: image]*Graph from Rodney Dickens’s report “**Quantifying the Housing Affordability Time-Bomb**”* FOUR YEARS AFTER THEIR election pledge to address housing unaffordability, and ten years after the housing bubble began to seriously inflate, the National Government is finally making noises about the problem. Unfortunately, I’m not sure they’re the right noises. Short on specifics as yet—apparently there is a paper being submitted to Cabinet today outlining “a multi-pronged work programme” issued in response to the Productivity Commission's report on this issue,* after which w... more »

COMING CRISIS ALERT: Hurricane Sandy moves to pummel Eastern Seaboard via "super storm"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Hurricane Sandy, as well as an arctic cold front moving down from Canada, will soon merge into a "perfect storm" over the Eastern half of the North American continent. This is set to take place in just a few hours, when Sandy will begin to make landfall.* *Mandatory evacuations have begun in New York, and the entire New York transit system will be shut down as of 7pm this evening, in just 30 minutes. All large vessels in New York harbour have been ordered out to sea in hopes of avoiding the coming hurricane.* *Alerts, evacuations, state of emergency declarations and preparations ha... more »

Paul Craig Roberts, “God Help Them, God Help Us More"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“God Help Them, God Help Us More" * by Paul Craig Roberts “God help them if Obama and Romney ever had to participate in a real debate about a real issue at the Oxford Union. They would be massacred. The “debates” revealed that not only the candidates but also the entire country is completely tuned out to every real problem and dangerous development. For example, you would never know that US citizens can now be imprisoned and executed without due process. All that is required to terminate the liberty and life of an American citizen by his own government is an unaccountable decis... more »

"Why Shouldn't I Work For The NSA?" Strong Language Alert!

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Strong Language Alert!* “Why shouldn't I work for the NSA? That's a tough one...but I'll take a shot.” Matt Damon, “Good Will Hunting” - http://www.youtube.com/

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 21:38:22 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 02:38:22 PM at epicenter Location 52.620°N, 132.641°W Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 244 km (151 miles) SW (221°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Satire: "Weather Forces Romney to Shift Lying to Other States"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Weather Forces Romney to Shift Lying to Other States" by Andy Borowitz* CINCINNATI (The Borowitz Report)— "The threat of Hurricane Sandy has forced Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign to move its lying efforts from states in the path of the storm to others beyond the hurricane’s reach. Starting yesterday, the Romney campaign began reallocating lies originally intended for Virginia to other swing states such as Ohio and Wisconsin, the campaign confirmed today. “An emergency situation like this really tests how good your ground game is,” said campaign manager Matt Rhoades. ... more »

What Do You Mean WE Kemosabe?

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
By American Kabuki There's an old joke about the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves after a long exhausting horse ride staring up at canyon walls filled with hostile Apache warriors. The Lone Ranger sensing the impending doom, turns to Tonto, his faithful Indian scout, and says "What do WE do now Tonto?" Tonto slowly turns towards to the Lone Ranger, thinks of his Indian brothers and says "What do you mean * WE*, kemosabe?" The joke is funny, because it speaks to us of the shifting nature of allegiances in the game of duality. Who's on first as Abbott and... more »

What If We'd Had Nothing Better Than Harper and Hillier in 1812?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 6 hours ago
For years I've been something of student of the history of the War of 1812. On the wall behind me are buttons from the great battles of that war including Queenston Heights, Lundy's Lane and Crysler's Farm. Buttons from the 8th (Kings), the 41st Foot, Brock's own 49th Regiment of Foot, the Canadian Militia and other units. On a bookcase is a Brown Bess bayonet recovered from the battlefield and other militaria. Various Royal Engineers earthworks plans and sketches adorn my walls. Unlike Stephen Harper, however, I have no interest in 200-year old triumphalism. While the Wa... more »

The Economy: "The Bullet and the Bribe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Bullet and the Bribe"* by Jesse's Café Américain ․ "As Special Inspector General for the U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Neil Barofsky had unique insight into the complicated and corruption-prone intersection of government and banking. His mandate was to root out and prosecute waste, fraud and abuse, standing up to the most powerful people and institutions in Washington D.C" *BILL MOYERS:* I thought, at the time, this was an incestuous orgy going on there, between inside players at Washington and inside players at Wall Street. Is that too strong? ․ *NEIL ... more »

U.S. STRIKE AGAINST IRAN TO BE MUCH MORE THAN JUST DESTROYING NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Recent US pleas to the UK government to use British bases in Cyprus, the Ascension Islands in the Atlantic, Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, as well as bases in Britain itself indicate that the US military are planning attacks against Iran that are designed to do far more than simply destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. The US already has a massive military presence in the Gulf region adjacent to Iran that has more than enough firepower to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities yet still the US are seeking bases capable of handling much larger strategic bomber aircraft. The use of strateg... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude mb 4.7 Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Date time 2012-10-28 21:29:09.0 UTC Location 51.95 N ; 132.21 W Depth 40 km Distances 292 km SW Prince rupert, BC, Canada

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude mb 4.5 Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Date time 2012-10-28 20:02:50.0 UTC Location 51.86 N ; 132.76 W Depth 80 km Distances 319 km SW Prince rupert, BC, Canada

Governments to debate 50 billion euro cut to EU budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
European Union governments will debate a cut of at least 50 billion euros this week as the starting point for negotiations on the bloc's proposed 1 trillion-euro ($1.3 trillion) long-term budget, a source familiar with the issue said. The cut will be proposed in the latest EU negotiating text on the bloc's spending plan for 2014-2020, but is unlikely to be deep enough to satisfy Britain, Germany, France and other net budget contributors. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-eu-budget-idUSBRE89R0I320121028

'INTERNATIONAL MAFIA' - BANKERS AND CHILD ABUSERS

Anon at aangirfan - 7 hours ago
*Karima Keyek, friend of Berlusconi* Berlusconi will not go to jail. He has links to Kissinger, the Rothschilds, top freemasons, top fascists and the Mafia. *aangirfan: TEEN GIRL, CARDINAL, MAFIA, CIA* "There is next to no chance that he will go to jail. "The three-tier judicial system operates so slowly that, even if a defendant is eventually found guilty in the highest appeals court, the case has been going on for so long that a statute of limitations kicks in." http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/10/italys-legal-system-lags-as-berlusconi-saga-continues/#ixzz2Ab6cmivc *Lithuan... more »

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
To D-fox: if you're reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It's important -- we believe.

Why Aren't Drones Over American Skies The Defining Issue In This Election?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
There are people talking about voting for a third party candidate or just sitting out the election because they're unhappy about tens of thousands of drones being green-lighted to fly over American skies-- not over Somalia, Yemen, the badlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but right here over Tampa, Phoenix, New Hampshire and Montana. I have a better idea... how about helping defeat the members of the Congressional drone caucus? The official name is the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus and it's really just a way for the drone manufacturers to pay off some of the most corrupt M... more »

Harper's Pipes May Be Backing Up

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
There are signs that the fight for the coast may have new impetus. As reported recently in the *Associated Press, *the United States could soon come into a bounty of oil. Part of it comes from newly discovered reserves, part from the Gulf of Mexico and a huge new source from oil released by fracking. There could be so much oil to be tapped in the United States that some, such as the conservative Manhattan Institute forecast new found national wealth from oil exports. *The United States, Canada, and Mexico are awash in hydrocarbon resources: oil, natural gas, and coal. The total N... more »

Deadly Riots At 'Criminal' Market In Pere

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
At least four people have been killed and over 20 hurt as police trying to shut down Peru's biggest wholesale market clashed with protesters. The mayor of the capital Lima, Susana Villaran, want to move the market - reportedly an easy place to buy illegal goods and stolen merchandise - to a modern, cleaner facility nearby. She has accused traders opposed to the move of paying criminals to attack officers. http://news.sky.com/story/1003798/peru-deadly-riots-at-criminal-market

Seven dead from dysentery in S. Sumatra outbreak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Seven people have died and 203 people have been infected in a dysentery outbreak in four villages in South Sumatra, according to health officials. The outbreak began last week in the villages of Santapan Timur, Santapan Barat, Kandis and Rantau Bayur, South Sumatra Health Agency chief Mat Dani Nurtjik said on Sunday. Nurtjik attributed the outbreak to residents using water from the polluted Ogan and Musi Rivers. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/10/28/seven-dead-dysentery-s-sumatra-outbreak.html

Two dead as rare fever breaks out in Bundi, India

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Chief Medical and Health Officer of Bundi district Dr O P Verma said Prembai (40) in Diyali village and Ramdhani (35) in Paie village had succumbed to the fever which generally strikes in snow-clad places. He said outbreak of typhus in a hot region like Rajasthan was a matter of "great concern" as its generally strikes snow clad cool places. http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/two-dead-as-rare-fever-breaks-out-in-bundi/73485/

40 injured in giant honeybee attack, India

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
At least 40 people, including ten children, were attacked by a swarm of giant honeybees or rock bees while they were engaged in Bakrid prayers at the Idga Maidan at Saraguru village in the taluk on Saturday. The injured were rushed to the district hospital for treatment. Kesanbulla Sharif, Suhaib Sharif, Syed Ifta Khan, Syed Mujaid, Saeer, Rahem Sharif, Syed Ali and Syed Hussain, were all seriously injured, but were discharged after treatment. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/288296/40-injured-bee-attack.html

Mass Evacuation Ordered for NYC

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered as many as 375,000 New Yorkers to head for the hills before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. *At a press conference Sunday, Michael Bloomberg said some 375,000 people in a number of coastal areas including Coney Island, lower Manhattan and parts of the Queens neighbourhood would need to leave their homes. He said those affected would have to stay with family and friends outside of the evacuation area or at one of the 72 shelters the city has set up.* *Officials in New York have also ordered the closure of its public transportation system, beginning... more »

Greek police arrest journalist over 'Lagarde list' leak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Police in Greece have arrested a journalist who published a list of the country's political and business elite holding Swiss bank accounts.

2 GOP: Workers = Children

2old2care at Because I Can - 8 hours ago
Remember the CEO's who sent letters to their employees telling them to vote for Romney or else? Well out of the mouth of the CEO who led the pack: From Think Progress CEO: Pressuring Workers To Back Romney Is Like Telling Kids To ‘Eat Your Spinach’ | Billionaire CEO David Siegel, who runs a timeshare empire, *threatened to fire employees if President Obama is reelected in November, saying in an email,* “the economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration.” In explaining himself to t... more »

SD: Votes NO On ALEC Extremist Policies

2old2care at Because I Can - 8 hours ago
A new poll of likely voters in South Dakota – the Home of Crazy Horse – has shown that South Dakotans are eliminating the insane extremist ALEC influence from their state. South Dakotans DO NOT want ALEC craziness in their state legislature. Voters in South Dakota are saying no to right wing extremist politicians of the American Legilstive Exchange Council over fear of ALEC legislation that promotes fracking and oil drilling on federal lands – and threatens the pristine beauty of national parks like the Mount Rushmore National Park. *Source: The Ph-ALEC Poll of America (phollowing t... more »

Sunday Question for Liberals

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 8 hours ago
Same one as for conservatives: what ballot measures are you particularly interested in during this election cycle?

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.5 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 19:09:56 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:09:56 PM at epicenter Location 52.315°N, 131.860°W Depth 14.8 km (9.2 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 244 km (152 miles) SSW (206°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Cascadia subduction zone: Prepping for the big one

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The last Cascadia Subduction Zone event was Jan. 26, 1700, and Corcoran said the North Coast is far enough into the recurrence cycle to warrant serious preparation. When the big one hits, county residents shouldn’t depend on any agency for what to do. There are three things Corcoran said people need to know with the coming of an earthquake and tsunami: The first is to know what to be afraid of – knowing the difference between distant and local events. Big earthquakes make big tsunamis, said Corcoran, and a large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake can mean a tsunami wave in the ne... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Why Hurricane Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images* *Live Blog: Hurricane Sandy Coverage* *FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC*

GAIA PORTAL: Relaxation Period Follows Energetic Upgrades

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
*Relaxation Period Follows Energetic Upgrades* by ÉirePort Relaxation period follows energetic upgrades. Temporary stillness on all levels allows alignment of upgrade energetics with current Gaia timeline. Resting of external Gaia mantle is needed at this time. Gaia outer and inner adjustments continue in short order. Peak will occur as ground is cleared of unnecessary debris. We refer to energetics here, although some reflects in the 3D. Alignment with the Higher Light intentions is requested at this time. Understanding of the Higher Light intentions is not required at this ti... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude mb 5.3 Region KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA Date time 2012-10-28 19:09:03.0 UTC Location 52.91 N ; 157.50 E Depth 33 km Distances 66 km SW Yelizovo, Russia

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 19:16:51 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:16:51 PM at epicenter Location 52.844°N, 132.605°W Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 223 km (139 miles) SW (224°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.4 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 19:03:24 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:03:24 PM at epicenter Location 52.742°N, 132.901°W Depth 32.8 km (20.4 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 245 km (152 miles) SW (226°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Hurricane SANDY Public Advisory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
HURRICANE SANDY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 25A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012 200 PM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012 ...SANDY EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE FLOODING TO THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND SOUND AND NEW YORK HARBOR... ...WINDS FORECAST TO BE NEAR HURRICANE FORCE AT LANDFALL... RE-TRANSMITTED SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...32.8N 71.9W ABOUT 270 MI...440 KM SE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 575 MI...930 KM S OF NEW YORK CITY MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...1... more »

Jimmy Savile's Family 'Knew Of His Dark Side' Sav....Rewards were more important than the safety of the Children

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Savile's great-niece claims his family became so used to the rewards associated with his name they ignored his activities. "I think that certain members of the family who were closer to him knew what kind of man he was was but they kept it secret for their own means". http://news.sky.com/story/1003931/jimmy-saviles-family-knew-of-his-dark-side

Sunday Question for Conservatives

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
Which ballot measures, if any, are you especially interested in during this cycle?

The Power of Films And Political Oversight of Hollywood

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
Watch: *Hollywood Warfare: How the Pentagon Censors the Movies*. Read: *The Powers-That-Be Really Frightened*. The upcoming film "Zero Dark Thirty" perfectly sums up the Pentagon/CIA-Hollywood relationship. The brilliant writers at the CIA and Pentagon come up with an outline of a fake script, in this case it is the official story of the assassination of Bin Laden, and then they pitch it to an impressionable and ambitious Hollywood director to turn it into an entertaining movie and indoctrinate the American people. Since Hollywood propaganda is international, we are all under its sw... more »

6.4 Earthquake British Columbia Tsunami Report - NO TSUNAMI EXPECTED

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 1157 AM PDT SUN OCT 28 2012 ...THIS IS AN INFORMATION STATEMENT... EVALUATION AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED THAT IS NOT EXPECTED TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY WCATWC MESSAGE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS MAGNITUDE - 6.4 TIME - 1054 AKDT OCT 28 2012 1154 PDT OCT 28 2012 1854 UTC OCT 28 2012 LOCATION - 52.8 NORTH 132.5 WEST 40 MILES/64 KM SW OF SANDSPIT BRITISH COLUMBIA 390 MILES/628 KM S OF JUNEAU ALASKA DEPTH - 12 MILES/19 KM THE LOCATION AND MAGNITUDE ARE ... more »

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 6.3 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 18:54:21 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:54:21 AM at epicenter Location 52.633°N, 132.701°W Depth 8.2 km (5.1 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 245 km (152 miles) SW (222°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Gary Glitter Arrested in Abuse Scandal.....and of Course Released

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Why can't they keep this sick people off the street?

'Frankenstorm' prompts Red Cross warnings in Ontario

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Forecasts of a hybrid storm blending remnants of a post-tropical storm Sandy with already severe weather over Ontario are prompting warnings from relief workers to brace for an emergency by stocking up with at least three days’ worth of supplies. The Canadian Red Cross issued a release Sunday urging Ontario families to ensure they have enough food and water to sustain themselves for at least 72 hours as the weather system, which is lashing the U.S. east coast and North Carolina, continues to lumber towards Ontario with wind speeds of up to 130 km/hr. http://updatednews.ca/2012/10/... more »

Pittsburgh flights Cancelled as Sandy approaches

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A handful of flights were canceled as of Sunday afternoon at Pittsburgh International Airport as Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard hubs of New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Two US Airways flights Sunday night to LaGuardia International Airport in New York City were already reported canceled as of about noon. Another US Airways (NYSE: LCC) flight scheduled for 8:15 p.m. between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport was also canceled. http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2012/10/28/airlines-cancel-pittsburgh-flights-as.html

Church sign defaced with anti-Romney message

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) - A viewer used Report !t to send our sister station WANE pictures of the sign in front of the South Broadway Church of Christ in Huntington on Friday. One side of the sign read “Christ voted Democrat” and the other read “Romney hates women”. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/church-sign-defaced-with-anti-romney-message

Hurricane Sandy Threatening Up To 50 Million People

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Shelters opened and tens of thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the Northeast buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. “The time for preparing and talking is about over,” Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate warned as a monster Hurricane Sandy headed up the Eastern Seaboard on a collision course with two other weather systems. “People need to be acting now.” http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/10/27... more »

Sunday Pre-Hurricane/Cat in the Bag Blogging

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Looks like Popeye found his shelter from the storm, a book bag that Mrs. JP had just emptied after our return from a used book sale yesterday. Now we're back from our obligatory panic shopping at the supermarket, where it's always entertaining on the eve of a storm watching my fellow civilized Caucasians knife-fighting eachother over parking spaces, duct tape and bottled water. My prediction? It's not saying much that we live in the central area of a tiny state like MA but at most I think we'll get back-handed by Sandy's outer arm for a few hours tomorrow and it'll literally blow o... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 17:43:38 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:43:38 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.303°S, 102.098°E Depth 59.5 km (37.0 miles) Region SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Distances 58 km (36 miles) SSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia

Greek Madness

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Austerity-bludgeoned Greece has a society teetering on collapse. It is a country headed by a government gone mad. Even as, "*doctors in Athens hospitals are handling only emergencies, bus drivers are on strike, schools are still short of textbooks and thousands of state employees are demonstrating against their dismissal*," Greek leaders talk openly about inking more than ten billion Euros in contracts for warplanes, ships, and other weaponry if the next 80-billion Euros in bailout monies arrives. *The new austerity programme that Greece's government has announced leaves hardly a... more »

Channeling the Spirit of Posterity, Long Dead

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
For the five or six years this blog has existed I have strongly lamented the demise of posterity in our societies, our economies and our politics. In an era in which any perceived fetter on maximized production and maximized consumption was denounced as heretical, posterity was irrelevant, valueless or worse. Rejecting posterity has come at an enormous price, not to us but to generations that will follow. We have taken advantage of everything we could exploit and kicked the consequences down the road wherever possible. Apparently the Europeans have been little different. "*I... more »

Free and Equal Elections Foundation Changes Presidential Debate to November 5 Due to Hurricane

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Free and Equal Elections Foundation today announced the date of the second open-party Presidential debate has changed to November 5. *The debate will feature Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, a line-up decided by voters last week after the first debate between Johnson, Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson.* The November 5 debate will be held from 9:00pm to 10:30pm Eastern Time at RT America’s state of the art studio and facility. RT America will open its studio and offer a live,... more »

Analysis: Fiscal cliff could hit economy harder than many expect

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The United States runs the risk of a recession far deeper than many investors and policymakers may think if lawmakers fail to avert looming tax hikes and cuts to public spending. Absent action by Congress, the country will face the so-called fiscal cliff at the start of next year, a combination of lower spending and higher taxes that is expected to extract about $600 billion from the economy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-usa-economy-cliff-idUSBRE89R0EL20121028

U.S. Drone hits suspected al Qaeda target in north Yemen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
At least four men suspected of being al Qaeda members were killed in what a local official said was a U.S. drone strike on Islamist militants in northern Yemen on Sunday. It was a rare attack on al Qaeda-linked targets in northern Yemen, an area dominated by Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels battling Yemeni government forces for control of the rugged mountainous region. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-yemen-qaeda-idUSBRE89R09320121028

Beat the CHAMP . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 10 hours ago
CHAMP: Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project. According to a report on THE VERGE, by Amar Toor, "Boeing's CHAMP missile uses radio waves to remotely disable PCs", Boeing's Phantom Works and the US Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate and Raytheon Ktech have successfully tested this EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapon. Check out the video, the

Doha, Qatar will host a climate conference

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*What a paradox!* Qatar is a peninsula located on the opposite side of the Pilsner Gulf than Iran. Its economy is the wealthiest one not only in the Islamic world – even in comparison with Kuwait and UAE – but it's almost certainly richer than the economy of your country. The GDP per capita exceeds $100,000; no kidding. Not bad for a nation (2 million people) whose average IQ is 78. Sometimes if your ancestors are dumb enough to choose a desert as their home, you may benefit out of the stupidity because even a desert may harbor amazing wealth. The conference center above in the... more »

Aleppo Now Flooded with Turkish Products - Mr Aleppo

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
Mr. Aleppo: The culture and heritage sites, plus the industrial and commercial areas have been burned, looted, and destroyed in Aleppo. Turkish merchants are benefiting from this situation. Source: Morris.

The Grey Hair & Blue Rinse Crowd Take to the Field

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
We're here, maybe not queer, but you are going to have to live with it. I attended the local "Defend Our Coast" rally this week outside our local MLA's office. It wasn't a protest directed at the MLA but a demonstration of our views and determination to stop bitumen trafficking on the British Columbia coast. Even for my little town we got out better than 200-people, a damned fine showing given it was in the middle of the work week. I mingled with the crowd and was struck by their commitment to seeing this stopped - entirely and for good. This anger was coming from the Grey Hair... more »

Hurricane Sandy: 375,000 Evacuated From New York The mayor of New York

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The mayor of New York has ordered the mandatory evacuation of 375,000 people ahead of Hurricane Sandy. Michael Bloomberg said 72 evacuation centres had been set up around the city in schools and community centres. Subway, bus and train services will be suspended from 7pm local time and hundreds of flights into the city's airports have been rerouted or cancelled. http://news.sky.com/story/1003856/hurricane-thousands-evacuated-from-new-york

the rules of sex

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago

VA - 2 Eviscerate ALEC @ Polls

2old2care at Because I Can - 11 hours ago
A new poll of likely voters shows that Virginians are done with the corporatist attitude of the legislative members of the America Legislative Exchange Council and they are cutting ALEC members from Virginia. Virginians have decided that ALEC is done screwing with the people and legislation in Virginia and ALEC members must go. ALEC in Virginia - is history I hope I said that slow enough for you to understand ALEC members. *Source: The Ph-ALEC Poll of America (phollowing the right wing phanatics in the 2012 election)* ALEC affiliations past and present: Watkins Abbitt Dave Albo Geor... more »

The Supreme Court of Canada Drives A Dagger Through The Heart of Canadian Democracy

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
Written By Robin Mathews The betrayal of Canada by four judges of the Supreme Court of Canada trumpets the collapse of one of the primary protectors of Canadians – Canada’s highest court. The decision of the four judges to deny the challenge presented by Boris Wrzesnewskyj concerning the 2011 election in Etobicoke-Centre is irrational, irresponsible … and it may be much more. Canadians must see that the protectors of their freedoms, of their democracy, are falling like ten pins before their eyes. The Supreme Court of Canada is just one of the protectors now gone. Wake Up. Cana... more »

what i'm reading: shoulds vs. wants

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
An ongoing theme in my life has been ridding myself of as many *shoulds* as I possibly can - or, to put it more positively, to spend my time doing what I want, rather than what some voice inside my head or some external pressure tells me I ought to. We all have obligations. Work, family, exercise - there are always things we don't really want to do, but must do anyway. Then there are the obligations we give ourselves, the *shoulds* we add to our own too-full plates. Those are the ones I've been shedding. Lunches with co-workers that I really don't like. Extended email conversatio... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 16:17:04 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 09:17:04 AM at epicenter Location 52.380°N, 131.664°W Depth 15 km (9.3 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 232 km (144 miles) SSW (204°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

3.9 Magnitude Earthquake GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 3.9 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 15:24:23 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 08:24:23 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 34.350°N, 118.460°W Depth 2.7 km (1.7 miles) Region GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA Distances 7 km (4 miles) ESE (117°) from Newhall, CA

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 14:04:27 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 07:04:27 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.635°N, 132.403°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 154 km (95 miles) S of Masset, Canada

Sunday Classics: They say that falling in love is wonderful -- Tchaikovsky's Tatiana writes a letter

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Renée Fleming as Tatiana in the Letter Scene* Are you an angel, sent to guard me, or will you tempt and then discard me? Resolve these doubts I can't dispel. Could all my dreams be self-delusion? Am I too innocent to tell? Has fate prepared its own conclusion? *Renée Fleming (s), Tatiana; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, cond. Decca, recorded Dec. 16-21, 1996* *by Ken* Is there anyone who hasn't frenziedly punched out an e-mail and then, still in the grip of that frenzy, pressed SEND only to regret it as soon as the frenzy passes? It appears that for all the wizardry of... more »

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 13:45:48 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 06:45:48 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 51.127°N, 130.305°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 203 km (126 miles) WNW (285°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada

you will

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
"If you are pro-life then you will protest to end all war and you will vote to end executions and you will help stop the arms industry and you will stand on street corners passing out condoms and you will demand that sex education be taught in our schools."

Robert Gibbs Blames the Victim?

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
The Daily Bell *"A 16-year-old American boy killed in an Obama administration drone strike 'should have [had] a far more responsible father,' Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs says in a new video released by the group We Are Change. – Young Turks* * **Dominant Social Theme:* If you don't hit them over there, they will come here. *Free-Market News:* In this video, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks comments on why the US killed a male US minor in Yemen – a young US citizen whose father, US officials claim, was a terrorist. Robert Gibbs is a former spokesperson for the Obama adm... more »

Nuclear Plants at Risk by Hurricane Sandy: Nuclear Plants Face Flood Threats and Risks of Electrical Outages

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Nuclear power plants are dangerous because they can suffer severe accidents as a result of fires, floods, and electrical disruptions. The anticipated mega-storm threatening the US east coast poses real risks to nuclear plants. Washington's Blog Reports**: More than a Dozen Nuclear Plants Near Hurricane Sandy’s Path Brace for Impact http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-10-26/more-dozen-nuclear-plants-near-hurricane-sandy%E2%80%99s-path-brace-impactcc Majia here: The bad news is that US nuclear power plants are at risk of meltdowns and fires during sustained electrical outages.... more »

Pakistan’s anti-drone campaigner Imran Khan removed from US airline for interrogation

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Russia Today US immigration authorities have taken Pakistan’s former cricket superstar-turned-politician Imran Khan off a flight to New York and interrogated. Khan is known for his anti-drone campaigning. Khan, who is now a popular political figure in Pakistan and ahead of the Pakistan Movement for Justice party (PTI), was removed from an American Airlines flight heading from Canada to New York and interrogated. Immigration officials asked him whether he was planning to protest in the US, as well as demanding to know his views on drone strikes and jihad. Earlier this month, the ... more »

Introducing iPad Ellis

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 11 hours ago
The gentleman to the left is Councillor Matthew Ellis. He represents Lichfield Rural East on Staffordshire County Council, and was until recently the local authority's cabinet member for Adults' Wellbeing - the fluffy sort of human resources speak all councils use to describe social services and public health. Why then am I expending blogging time on an obscure Tory like Cllr Ellis? Because he is Labour's Conservative opponent in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Staffordshire. I have already written a little about these elections and why readers should place their cro... more »

UK claims possible court hearing into CIA drone strikes in Pakistan would risk denting US ties

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Washington Post Ties between Britain, the U.S. and Pakistan could be jeopardized if a judge grants a request for a court inquiry into the possible role of U.K. spy agencies in aiding covert CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region, a government lawyer told Britain’s High Court on Thursday. James Eadie, lawyer for Britain’s Foreign Office, insisted that intelligence sharing between Britain and the U.S. — already under strain by previous disclosures made in London courtrooms — and links between Washington and Pakistan would all potentially be cast into doubt. Noor K... more »

early dispatches from movie season: graffiti mystery, legal murder

laura k at wmtc - 12 hours ago
I can't believe how much I'm loving having access to US Netflix through our Roku device. For the price of a new router and some easy-to-follow instructions, my leisure time has been hugely improved. This is close to what I've always wanted for TV and movies: true on-demand viewing. Among the things I love: not paying for hundreds of cable channels that I never watch, not searching in vain for anything I might consider watching, being able to sample one or two shows of a series at no cost or inconvenience, watching on a TV (not a computer), convenience, selection. I can easily see t... more »

The Cost of Stupidity

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
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Earthquake Zones And Heavy Oil Pipelines Are A Very Dangerous Combination .... just sayin'

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*The powers behind 'Big Oil' really don't care about anything except huge profits. "Screw the environment .. screw aboriginal land .. screw wildlife ... let's just get this crude oil to China".* *CBC*

Conversation

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Well, I've got other things to do and other things to think about, AND I've got a headache. So I think I'll just delight you with the transcript of an actual conversation I had with a "conservative." (The whole point of our speaking to each other was to present this clash of opposing viewpoints to others, so we taped it. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.) thwap: So, what do you want to talk about? con: Why don't we talk about Obama's failure to protect America during that embassy attack in Bengahzi? thwap: I don't know much about that. But why do you want to talk ab... more »

Hamas aims Grad at Israeli nuclear reactor in Dimona, considered "payback" for Khartoum raid

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
http://www.debka.com/article/22481/Hamas-aims-Grad-at-Dimona-reactor-%E2%80%93-payback-for-Khartoum-raid

United Nations should be kicked off US soil: US congressman

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Press TV [image: Republican congressman Connie Mack (file photo)]Scrutinize us, will you? Republican congressman Connie Mack has called on the US administration to stop funding the United Nations, saying the world body should be “kicked off US soil.” Connie, who is the representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district, condemned the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for its plan to send monitors to polling places across the United States on Election Day to monitor the event. OSCE, which is registered as an NGO with the UN, will send 44 observers a... more »

Climate Tricks 17: STIKE Forum on CC

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
I attended this lecture this week, October 23, at the AIM. The five lady speakers all have good if not outstanding academic credentials. When I received the email invite from the organizers two weeks before the event, I asked them if they also have a forum that will debate, not sing alleluiah, over this anthropogenic (or "man-caused" or "man-made") global warming (AGW) and climate change (CC). I added that it is a huge scam, a scheme towards global ecological central planning. And whether there is less rain or more rain, less snow or more snow, less storms or more typhoons, less dog... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*The 3 Brides of Frankenstorm* ~Massive and dangerous Hurricane Sandy has grown to record size as it barrels northeastwards along the North Carolina coast at 10 mph. At 8 am EDT, Sandy's tropical storm-force winds extended northeastwards 520 miles from the center, and twelve-foot high seas covered a diameter of ocean 1,030 miles across. Since records of storm size began in 1988, no tropical storm or hurricane has been larger (though Hurricane Olga of 2001 had a larger 690 mile radius of tropical storm-force winds when it was a subtropical storm near Bermuda.) Sandy has put an coloss... more »

Rain of Pandas

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago

Hysteresis and the Vile Conspiracy to Blame the Bugs

Wit's End - 13 hours ago
Bobbi1, who has been collecting images of damaged leaves, forwarded this wonderful picture of a red fox, which was captured by nature photographer Mark Johnson at North Point State Park in Edgemere, Maryland on September 22, 2012. The sweet little pond view is from Pottersville, a village next to Oldwick. I took this photo on October 24, 2010. It was difficult already then to find a nice array of trees with bright fall color, so I was particularly pleased with this scene. Last year on the same day, in 2011, the pond was full of scum and the trees were thinner, the leaf color pal... more »

Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Global Research Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels Myth: The US was forced to declare war on Japan after a totally unexpected Japanese attack on the American naval base in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. On account of Japan’s alliance with Nazi Germany, this aggression automatically brought the US into the war against Germany. Reality: The Roosevelt administration had been eager for some time to wage war against Japan and sought to unleash such a war by means of the institution of an oil embargo and other provocations. Having deciphered Japanese codes, Washington knew a Japanese fleet was on its ... more »

Spirit of Rebellion – Rebellion of the Spirit

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Julian Rose Over the past ten years it has been my calling to help the Polish Countryside, its small farmers and the good citizens of this nation, to stand up against the determination of corporate agrichemical and genetic engineering giants to move in and transform this relatively unspoiled land into a vast experimental toxic laboratory. Working alongside my Polish partner, Jadwiga Lopata, I was able to draw directly upon previous experience in coming up with a plan to combat the David-v-Goliath battle that confronted us. A battle not simply confined to the predatory corporat... more »

Storm Brewing Over KIPP Re-Vote in Camden

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
We posted here in August on the corporate reform school plan for Camden, and we posted here on the School Board's courageous vote to say NO to the KIPP correctional facilities at the center of the Norcross Plan. Now apparently Norcross and his army of lawyers can't take NO for an answer, and they are planning a meeting whose date and location they would like to keep as closely guarded as possible. *Now the KIPP plan is tentatively planned to be heard again tomorrow at the Camden School Board meeting. * Please use this list below to call or email Camden school board members to th... more »

Honey, I Abandoned The Kids

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Judith Maxwell, former chair of the Economic Council of Canada, tells the *Globe and Mail*: “People over their forties in Canada have no idea what it’s like for a young person trying to find a pathway to adulthood right now.” Our present political masters, focused entirely on the next quarter's results, have not given any thought to the next generation: While young people have always struggled to get established, economists and labour experts say this time is different. Those in their 20s today are facing far more hurdles than their parents’ generation, and those difficulties ar... more »

Spanish toll roads feeling the pinch

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Spanish drivers are deserting toll highways and pushing many of their operators to the edge of bankruptcy.

Saudi Arabia: Hajj enters final stages under heavy security

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Security forces were heavily deployed in Saudi Arabia's Mina valley this weekend

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 13:09:15 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 06:09:15 AM at epicenter Location 52.458°N, 131.775°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 228 km (141 miles) SSW (206°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

The Real Debate

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
[image: All Elections Shall Be Free & Equal] *Dear Supporters,* I've been overwhelmed by the support that has been pouring into our organization since last week's historic open party debate moderated by Larry King. Grassroots supporters suggested that we hold an online fundraiser to help fund the next debate between Jill Stein and Gary Johnson... *So far it has been a huge success!* Can you help us reach our goal of $20K by tomorrow? Click here to make a tax deductible contribution to Free & Equal today! [image: Fundraising Ticker] Sincerely, *Christina Tobin* PS: Below I h... more »

Did Israel just blow up an Iranian weapons factory in Sudan?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The Sudanese government is blaming Israel for an explosion at a munitions plant in Khartoum early yesterday morning that Israeli media say was owned by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and made arms for Hamas. The Sudan Tribune reports that Ahmad Bilal Osman, Sudan’s media minister, said in a press conference yesterday that the government had proof that Israel was behind the explosion http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/10/26/did-israel-just-blow-up-an-iranian-weapons-factory-in-sudan/
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