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Monday, October 29, 2012

29 October - Blogs I'm Following II

MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jacquie Ayala (L...
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jacquie Ayala (L) and Amanda Lawrence stand in a flooded street as they and others call on the presidential candidates to talk about their plans to fight climate change on October 18, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Some of the streets on Miami Beach are flooded due to unusually high tides that the protesters felt are due to rising seas, which are connected to global warming and climate change. Published reports indicate that Florida ranks as the most vulnerable state to sea-level rise, with some 2.4 million people, 1.3 million homes and 107 cities at risk from a four-foot rise in sea levels. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Cindy Minnix wa...
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18: Cindy Minnix wades through a flooded street to get a bus near where protesters were calling on the presidential candidates to talk about their plans to fight climate change on October 18, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Some of the streets on Miami Beach are flooded due to unusually high tides that the protesters felt are due to rising seas, which are connected to global warming and climate change. Published reports indicate that Florida ranks as the most vulnerable state to sea-level rise, with some 2.4 million people, 1.3 million homes and 107 cities at risk from a four-foot rise in sea levels. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18: A public bus sti...
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18: A public bus stirs up a wake as it drives through a flooded street near where protesters were calling on the presidential candidates to talk about their plans to fight climate change on October 18, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Some of the streets on Miami Beach are flooded due to unusually high tides that the protesters felt are due to rising seas, which are connected to global warming and climate change. Published reports indicate that Florida ranks as the most vulnerable state to sea-level rise, with some 2.4 million people, 1.3 million homes and 107 cities at risk from a four-foot rise in sea levels. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Cindy Minnix wa...
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18: Cindy Minnix waits for a bus in a flooded street near where protesters were calling on the presidential candidates to talk about their plans to fight climate change on October 18, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Some of the streets on Miami Beach are flooded due to unusually high tides that the protesters felt are due to rising seas, which are connected to global warming and climate change. Published reports indicate that Florida ranks as the most vulnerable state to sea-level rise, with some 2.4 million people, 1.3 million homes and 107 cities at risk from a four-foot rise in sea levels. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Jacquie Ayala (...
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jacquie Ayala (L) and Amanda Lawrence stand in a flooded street as they and others call on the presidential candidates to talk about their plans to fight climate change on October 18, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Some of the streets on Miami Beach are flooded due to unusually high tides that the protesters felt are due to rising seas, which are connected to global warming and climate change. Published reports indicate that Florida ranks as the most vulnerable state to sea-level rise, with some 2.4 million people, 1.3 million homes and 107 cities at risk from a four-foot rise in sea levels. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Hurricane Sandy & Marblehead [Front Street 8]
Hurricane Sandy & Marblehead [Front Street 8] (Photo credit: The Birkes)
10:01 pm MDST

Election deadline winding down and here comes an Emergency. Who'd a thunk it ?

How to set off a FALSE FLAG and blame it on Iran...or YOU

"Rogue states or terrorists armed with a single nuclear weapon detonated at high-altitude over the United States could cause a protracted blackout nationwide, that would last months or years and might even be unrecoverable."

Rogue states or terrorists? Like the illegal and immoral thieves at the Federal Reserve, who are starting to get a bit antsy now that some nations are demanding that their gold be returned or accounted for?

What if the gold isn't there? The FED has already admitted that it doesn't hold any gold.

An EMP would be a nice way to fry the records so no one could be held accountable for all that missing gold, which was probably spirited off to the Negev Desert and smelted down to build a Golden Calf.



Dr. Raul Ruiz Snags The Big Endorsement From Mary Bono Mack

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 minutes ago
Until yesterday, Coachella Valley's biggest newspaper, the *Desert Sun*, had never once failed to endorse Mary Bono Mack during her 7 runs for Congress. That's streak is done! They still admire her but there's a far more qualified candidate running this year, Dr. Raul Ruiz, and they gave him the nod. But the content-- and seriousness-- of the editorial is even more notable than the end of Mary Bono Mack's winning streak with the *Sun*. They say she's grown too comfortable inside the Beltway bubble and is no longer the appropriate representative for California's vast 36th CD, stre... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 20 minutes ago
*Havoc as Sandy Comes Ashore*

Truth Militia Radio with John Friend

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 26 minutes ago
I just finished my very first broadcast on *Truth Militia Radio*. I discussed the alleged Jewish "Holocaust" and other aspects of WWI and WWII with *Deanna Spingola*. You can download the program *here*. Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to check out next week's show, I'll be interviewing Jonathan Azaziah of the *Mask of Zion*.

Michael Tellinger : Ubuntu/NewERA Lawyer's Office Raided

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 53 minutes ago
From Kerry Cassidy's blog: * * *Michael Tellinger : Ubuntu Lawyer's Office Raided* Monday, 29 October 2012 13:58 Written by Kerry Cassidy Michael Tellinger's video explanation with regard to his lawyer's break-in by South African Police sponsored perpetrators. This is in regard to his South African Party called the UBUNTU Party... Here is his Press Release: *Urgent Press Release:* Michael Tellinger -- founder of the UBUNTU Liberation Movement and the UBUNTU political party in South Africa. Organised professional hit squad attacked their legal adviser Raymondt Dicks, his ... more »

Storm-blown sign kills woman in Toronto as Sandy collides with North America

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
*U/D CMD RPTS EXPLOSION AT THE CON ED PLANT* http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-29/video-coned-station-fdr-and-14th-street-exploding

A New Era

PM at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
A cultural milestone has been passed: Political science is now science-y enough that XKCD pays attention.

Global Warming Increases Strength of Hurricane Sandy

View of Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy: NASA Earth Observatory/Public Domain Once again, we've polluted our way into dire circumstances. This time we've managed to increase Hurricane Sandy's fury with our interfering ways. Global warming is responsible for an increase in the strength of Hurricane Sandy. Brian Merchant of TreeHugger explains: Hurricane Sandy is out in full force; I'm currently waiting for the slow-moving frankenstorm to bear down on me as I tap this out (good thing there plenty of memes to keep me distracted). As is to be expected, there's been some good discussio... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Why do many galaxies appear as spirals? A striking example is M101, shown above, whose relatively close distance of about 27 million light years allows it to be studied in some detail. Recent evidence indicates that a close gravitational interaction with a neighboring galaxy created waves of high mass and condensed gas which continue to orbit the galaxy center. * * *Click image for larger size.* These waves compress existing gas and cause star formation. One result is that M101, also called the Pinwheel Galaxy, has several extremely bright star-forming regions (called HII reg... more »

G.I. Gurdjieff, "The Magicians Sheep"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Magicians Sheep"* by G.I. Gurdjieff "There is an Eastern tale that speaks about a very rich magician who had a great many sheep. But at the same time this magician was very mean. He did not want to hire shepherds, nor did he want to erect a fence about the pasture where the sheep were grazing. The sheep consequently often wandered into the forest, fell into ravines and so on, and above all, they ran away, for they knew that the magician wanted their flesh and their skins, and this they did not like. At last the magician found a remedy. He hypnotized his sheep and suggeste... more »

Chet Raymo, “Hummingbird and Heron”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Hummingbird and Heron”* by Chet Raymo "We have two regular visitors to our yard, a hummingbird and a heron. We sit on the screened porch and watch them. The hummingbird comes to the feeder like a tiny lightning bolt, darting so fast we can hardly follow its flight with the eye. It hovers, its wings a blur, dipping, again and again, its long curved beak into the sugary elixir. Dip. Dip. Dip. And then it's gone. Zip. Into the sea grape, or to its favorite perch on the telephone wire. Can its heart really beat as fast as its wings flutter? And the heron. The hummingbird ... more »

The Upcoming Farce Of An American Presidential Election: Important Video By David Duke - The Zio Election From Hell

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
As a Canadian, I have been watching the laughable American Presidential campaign, and have been shaking my head about how far the once great United States has truly fallen when we have two total Israel butt kissing slaves running for the highest office in America. For this article, I want to present the following important video by David Duke that tells the absolute truth about this farce of an American Presidential election. His video is entitled: "The Zio Election From Hell!" and is a must see by everyone, especially those of my readers that are living in the once proud United S... more »

Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Longview, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams; Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams;* * Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order"* by The Daily Sheeple "The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengzahi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S.military have ... more »

I used to love big storms...

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
I love the energy of big storms and strong currents of water. They make me feel ALIVE and EXHILERATED. But now a nagging fear eats my exhileration when a big storm looms. I've learned from Fukushima that power disruptions signal potential threats to humanity. What insanity is this? We've forged a society that will extinguish itself in an unquenchable nuclear fire in the event of widespread and extended power outages. The arrogance of a species that would engineer such vulnerability into their civilization is matched only by its stupidity. The species that thinks itself God, by fa... more »

Does everyone agree that his response to Hurricane Sandy is a political plus for the president?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Since mid-afternoon, much TV attention has been devoted to the crane that toppled off this under-construction luxury high-rise at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, where the best hope is that it will continue to dangle. The area for a couple of blocks around has been evacuated. (This has been my kind of day -- I haven't set foot out of my apartment!)* *by Ken* In a *New Yorker* blogpost today, "Obama Takes Early Lead in Hurricane Sandy World Series," John Cassidy ponders the political fallout from Hurricane Sandy. "To be sure," he says, "speculating about the likely impact of a gia... more »

Sunday Globe Special: British Protest

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 3 hours ago
"Britons protest austerity measures; Deep cuts have not helped stem economy’s slide" by Raphael Satter | Associated Press, October 21, 2012 [image: Marchers in Central London expressed frustration at deep government cuts — and persistent economic malaise.] Marchers in Central London expressed frustration at deep government cuts — and persistent economic malaise (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images). * **And I'm too old for it. * LONDON — *Tens of thousands of demonstrators* descended on the British capital on Saturday in a *noisy but peaceful protest* at a government austerity drive aime... more »

Amnesty International: Imperialist Tool

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
Global Research Francis A. Boyle Dear Amnesty Friends: [image: boyle]I am in receipt of the response by three members of the AIUSA Middle East Coordination Group to my message that was entitled “NGOs As Western Tools.” You will note that they never denied any of the basic facts set forth in my original message. When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 and murdered 20,000 Arabs/Muslims with the full support of the United States, both Amnesty International and AIUSA said absolutely nothing at all despite vigorous efforts by AIUSA Members to get them both to say and to do anything. When ... more »

ACAB of the day - Ryan Coleman-Farrow

Keith Watermelon at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 3 hours ago
As a detective constable, working for the specialist police Rape and Serious Sexual Assault Unit (SAPPHIRE) Coleman-Farrow failed to investigate 10 rape cases and 3 sexual assault cases. This included at least one case where witnesses confirmed a rape had taken place. He also falsified witness statements, didn't bother forwarding evidence for analysis (and falsified false results from forensic tests) and falsely claimed one victim had dropped the charges. Coleman-Farrow was first investigated when a sex worker complained that he had failed to investigate a stalker that she had rep... more »


In past posts at this blog I have indicated that Israel’s primary intention of attacking Iran is not to destroy or delay Iran’s so-called nuclear weapons program – as Israel and most of the rest of the world knows Iran has no such program – but rather for such an attack to provide an excuse for Israel to attack its real targets, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Back in September 2009 I suggested that Israel will simultaneously attack Hezbollah when they and/or the US attack Iran. I have said that Israel will invade south Lebanon with a view to destroying Hezbollah a... more »

URGENT: Let's Help Ben Swann Get A National TV Show

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Daily Paul - URGENT: It Appears Ben Swann Needs Our Help*.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Joss Whedon on Romney and Zombies

Vikash Yadav at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
What?? It was too good to resist…

"Armed to the Teeth and Living in Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Armed to the Teeth and Living in Fear"* by Dave Lindorff "A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana, showing that young children who are fearful in childhood are likely to be conservative when they grow up got me to thinking. It’s not just that a whole generation of kids who get regularly belted by their parents, who are warned that if they behave in a certain manner they’ll go to hell, or that their faces will freeze in some horrible contorted way, or that they will be thrown out of the house, are becoming Republicans. It’s that virtually the whol... more »

rockets blazed

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
"WHAAM!" Roy Lichtenstein 1963

Elsewhere: More Senate, and Weather

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 4 hours ago
I have a post up at Greg's place on possible electoral effects of Hurricane Sandy. No, I don't feel any need to apologize for thinking about elections at A Time Like This. Of course, everyone should deal with safety first, but I'm far from the storm, and politics and elections continue to be very important. Remember: public policy outcomes determined by many years of elections (and bureaucratic politics, and wars, among other things) will strongly influence what kinds of damage the storm causes. Not to mention, perhaps, what kind of storm it is in the first place. Meanwhile, more on... more »

Syrian Kurds Vs. Foreign-Backed FSA

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
Link: *Kurdish PYD/PKK kill & kidnap scores of FSA fighters including 'Abu Ibrahim', the kidnapper of Lebanese travelers*. Syria: Free Syrian Army fires on Kurdish Demonstrators in Aleppo

Waves of Bitter Tears

Gail at Wit's End - 5 hours ago
Today like all others I am waiting to see what havoc will result from the Frankenstorm. I decided to stay at home, in case the roads are blocked for a long period of time and I can't get back to my animals to feed them. I left my car in a large treeless lot next to the church in the village, because it's almost certain that the long drive through the woods to Wit's End will be impassable. I decided that even if a tree falls on the house, it's unlikely to penetrate to the first floor, so I think I'll be safe...unless the creek overflows. It's going to be a long night, and I have ... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 22:00:33 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 03:00:33 PM at epicenter Location 52.616°N, 132.260°W Depth 10.3 km (6.4 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 229 km (142 miles) SW (216°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Latest stories New York Braced For Hurricane Sandy Battering

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*New York's Mayor tells citizens to stay at home and warns "the time for relocation is over" as Hurricane Sandy approaches.* http://news.sky.com/story/1004293/hurricane-sandy-frankenstorm-heads-for-new-york

"New York City Peak Threat Hours: 7-10 PM When The Flooding Begins"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"New York City Peak Threat Hours: * *7-10 PM When The Flooding Begins"* by Tyler Durden "As meteorologists have been repeating all day, the biggest threat for NYC is not so much the "rain, or even the wind, dangling cranes hundreds of feet above ground notwithstanding, but the storm surge. The threat here is that Hurricane Sandy will hit land just as the tide comes in, resulting in a double whammy which Wunderground has called a "gigantic bulge of water that will raise waters levels to the highest storm tides ever seen in over a century of record keeping." Add to this the impac... more »

Sandy on verge of Northeast landfall

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, lashed the densely populated East Coast, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential campaign http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121029

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake CELEBES SEA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.3 Region CELEBES SEA Date time 2012-10-29 21:46:59.2 UTC Location 3.29 N ; 121.96 E Depth 599 km Distances 280 km SE Siasi

Should College Costs Reflect Benefits to Society?

PM at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Florida Governor Rick Scott is considering changing the cost of different college majors at Florida’s public colleges to influence students’ choices. The reasoning is standard rightist dirigisme: STEM degrees would cost less, and artsy ones would cost more, because STEM = jerbs and, presumably, English = liberals. Debate over the proposal has broken down along Continue reading

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 21:41:32 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 02:41:32 PM at epicenter Location 61.593°N, 140.672°W Depth 14.6 km (9.1 miles) Region SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA Distances 87 km (54 miles) SE (127°) from Chisana, AK

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 21:20:35 UTC Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 07:20:35 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.752°S, 153.162°E Depth 81.7 km (50.8 miles) Region NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 124 km (77 miles) ESE (119°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 20:49:49 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:49:49 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.366°N, 131.459°W Depth 26.6 km (16.5 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 188 km (116 miles) SSE of Masset, Canada

iPad Ellis Revisited

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 6 hours ago
One of the many fringe events I attended at Labour Conference this year was 'Deeper Democracy: Can Parties Reconnect People and Politics?' Hosted by The Fabians, it presented some polling evidence from YouGov's Mr Public, Peter Kellner, on the anatomy of the 16m registered voters who don't vote. This is variously comprised of people who aren't interested, are seriously alienated from politics, or couldn't cast a vote because of long-term health issues or has just moved house. Approximately seven million people, however, had voted previously no longer bothered. 50% of this group didn'... more »

Sandy Could Be a Toxic Sh*tstorm in Gowanus as Hurricane Threatens to Disrupt and Displace Sanitation Services

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago


Anon at aangirfan - 6 hours ago
*Savile with his friend Mick Starkey, a West Yorkshire police inspector* "Jimmy Savile cultivated the friendship of a group of senior police officers through weekly meetings at his penthouse apartment, while being investigated over a string of abuse cases, a friend of the star has told The Times. "The broadcaster’s 'Friday Morning Club' included up to nine serving and retired police officers. The meetings were held regularly for almost 20 years until shortly before his death." Regular weekly meetings with several senior police officers in his flat in Leeds *George Thomas.* Repo... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 20:49:48 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:49:48 PM at epicenter Location 52.441°N, 131.324°W Depth 13 km (8.1 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 218 km (136 miles) SSW (199°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A, Oklahoma... OK

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
I wasn't born when FDR was president. We may have had a good one or two-- Eisenhower (in retrospect) and JFK (in dreams)-- while I was alive, but I have a desire for there to be one great one before I die. And there's one on the horizon: Elizabeth Warren. She's got to win her battle for a Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate first. Polls show she will and yesterday's amazing endorsement by the *Boston Globe* should help close the deal. Will Oklahomans be proud of their native daughter? Will they support the brilliant woman who was born just over 60 years ago in Oklahoma City, at... more »

Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago

VIDEO O'odham Ofelia Rivas on Comca'ac (Seri) land

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
(Sorry the audio is running a little too high pitch and fast, am looking for a fix.) "The sea gives us our strength to be who we are, Indigenous Peoples living on the land," said O'odham Ofelia Rivas, speaking on Comca'ac (Seri) land during the Indigenous gathering of spiritual guides in Sonora, Mexico. It was the same day that Comca'ac reclaimed their ancestral land nearby at Kino Bay,

X all the Y!

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 7 hours ago
Dorian Lynskey is a very good culture writer, partly because, although left-leaning he’s scrupulously fair in a world full of NME-style, Hunter S Thompson impersonators. Careful liberal doubt works much better in culture than it does in politics. He’s also very good because he gets it about right when it comes to how important culture is. Culture is an essential frippery. No one lives or dies on its progress and yet it informs everything we do, especially when you regard culture in its broadest forms, language, manners etc. Lack of access to culture is a good indicator of poverty. ... more »

Oh, Sandy [rolling updates]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
It looks like Sandy is coming back to Asbury Park, New Jersey, today. This early Bruce Springsteen lament seems eerily appropriate. PS: Just so you know, the *Wall Street Journal* has opened its pay wall and WorldStream so you can keep up with coverage of the looming hurricane. [image: image]Map from *Wall Street Journal* *UPDATE 1*: In the wake of Sandy, be prepared for an onslaught of both enviro- and econo-silliness—both from economists arguing destruction causes prosperity (yes folks, sit tight for an onslaught of Broken Window Fallacies), and from warmists desperate to link w... more »

DOWN TO THE DOCTOR’S: Unintended Consequences [with correction]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: _McGrath001] *This week, Doc McGrath points the finger of blame. [See Correction below]* I wonder if readers noticed this news item about the road toll at Labour Weekend—specifically a horrific, fiery car crash South of Te Karaka near Gisborne that saw four dead. The story of that crash is a chilling demonstration of the Law of Unintended Consequences which states: * *The actions of people, and especially of government, always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended. Now, we often say that where there are consequences, those who took the actions should bear t... more »

'Iranian warships dock in Sudan in sign of peace'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Two Iranian warships docked in Sudan on Monday, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported, less than a week after Khartoum accused Israel of attacking an arms factory in the Sudanese capital. Iran warships carry "message of peace and friendship" less than a week after Khartoum accused Israel of attacking arms factory. http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=289725

Greek Journalist Faces Prison In Privacy Row

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
A Greek journalist arrested for publishing the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts has appeared in court charged with breach of privacy. Kostas Vaxevanis, a celebrated investigative journalist and publisher of the Hot Doc magazine, was given a three-day extension to challenge the charges on November 1. If convicted, Vaxevanis could face a year in prison, plus a fine of 30,000 euros (£24,130). http://news.sky.com/story/1004343/greek-journalist-faces-prison-in-privacy-row

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 19:49:06 UTC Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 04:49:06 AM at epicenter Location 0.452°S, 132.742°E Depth 28.9 km (18.0 miles) Region NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA Distances 157 km (97 miles) WNW (288°) from Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.8 Region PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS Date time 2012-10-29 19:16:25.7 UTC Location 18.40 N ; 146.21 E Depth 130 km Distances 568 km N Tamuning, Mariana Islands

The Rape-Happy States of America

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
I stumbled upon this in the comments section of another blog, did a bit of searching, and found out it is true - in more than half of the American states, a rapist can sue for custody or visitation rights. 31 in fact. *In the wake of Todd Akin's comments about pregnancy rarely resulting from " legitimate rape," lawyer Shauna Prewitt highlights a reality for women in that situation in a column on CNN: In a majority of states, attackers are afforded the same rights as other fathers. * *Prewitt, herself a rape survivor who gave birth to a daughter as a result of her attack, explains th... more »

Berlusconi party loses key Sicily vote

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party (PDL) on Monday lost a key regional election in Sicily seen as a barometer for national polls due in April, handing victory to a centre-left anti-Mafia candidate. With over 50 percent of votes counted, Rosario Crocetta of the Democratic Party (PD) was leading with 30.88 percent, ahead of the PDL's Sebastiano Musumeci with 24.90 percent, robbing him of what was once the centre-right's stronghold on the Mediterranean island. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jAu6k2CWooP8OkES6TxT4o8JoZYQ?docId=CNG.ab698aba... more »

"Sandycam - Hurricane Sandy Live 24/7"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* "Sandycam - Hurricane Sandy Live 24/7"* * * "Watch the Livestream Storm Cam located on top of Livestream's World Headquarters in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City. The camera is mounted on the roof facing south towards the Financial District. Any shaking of the image is caused by high winds as the camera is mounted outside." - http://beforeitsnews.com/

Sandy likely to shut at least two NJ nuclear reactors

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
At least two major New Jersey nuclear power plants are likely to shut on Monday as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall as a Category 1 storm, and more plants could reduce power as the storm triggers precautionary safety measures. Sandy, centered over the Atlantic Ocean about 310 miles southeast of New York City, was expected to hit near Delaware and south New Jersey in about 12 hours as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of up to 90 miles per hour. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-utilities-idUSBRE89S0MO20121029

Sandy and storm surge pose 'worst case scenario'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water — which usually kills and does more damage than winds in hurricanes. http://news.yahoo.com/sandy-storm-surge-pose-worst-case-scenario-201317558.html * **"I'm confident that we are ready," Obama says*

North Carolina community's water contaminated with toxic chemicals for six years … and no one told them

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The town of Wake Forest, North Carolina is in an uproar after learning the state officials knew their water was contaminated with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals and waited more than six years to tell them. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224787/North-Carolina-communitys-water-contaminated-toxic-chemicals-years--told-them.html

A Nation Chock Full of Crazy People

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
Looking at the United States today or at least the Tea Party half of it is like sneaking into an old-time carnival Freak Show. There is a big chunk of the American population seriously detached from reality and some of those actually ran for the Republican presidential nomination - you know who I'm talking about Michelle, you too Newt. There are plenty more, crazy people like Inhofe, Akins and Mourdock looking for seats in Congress and a good many of them will win. In today's America, being crazy is no bar to success, none whatsoever. The crazy bowl may be full to the brim b... more »

Another Senate Update

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 8 hours ago
Oh, why not? If you ask me, the Senate races are one of the biggest underappreciated stories of this election cycle, and so even though I posted about it back on Thursday, I'm doing an update now. The story then was that the Republicans had solid leads in states that would give them 43 seats; Democrats had leads that would give them 46. Seats. Of the remaining 11, five leaned to the Democrats, two were tossups with Democratic polling leads, and four were tossups with GOP polling leads. Since then, there are two significant changes, one expected and one a bit of a shocker. The expect... more »


The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago

Chris Hedges Votes Green - For the Same Reasons You Should Too

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
Chris Hedges has declared his choice for the upcoming American elections. He's voting Green. You should too. Here's why. *"The November election is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It is not a battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is a battle between the corporate state and us. And if we do not immediately engage in this battle we are finished, as climate scientists have made clear. I will defy corporate power in small and large ways. I will invest my energy now solely in acts of resistance, in civil disobedience and in defiance. Those who rebel are ou... more »

Venice submerged under annual 'acqua alta' floods as experts predict water will be waist-deep within days

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
- Over the weekend, the island city was assaulted by high tides that have left its much-photographed streets and plazas 103cms deep underwater - That could rise to 140cms by Wednesday http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224769/Soaked-stone-Streets-Venice-submerged-annual-deluge-acqua-alta-flooding.html

Ryan Coleman-Farrow Jailed Over Rape Investigations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
An ex-detective who failed to investigate sex attacks and faked records to cover his tracks is sent to prison. Ryan Coleman-Farrow, 30, was sentenced for a string of failures linked to 13 cases, including falsely claiming that a rape victim had dropped charges and falsifying witness statements. He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of misconduct in a public office at Southwark Crown Court last month. http://news.sky.com/story/1004331/ex-detective-jailed-over-rape-investigations

Melanie Jane Smith Charged With Murder after four members of the same family died in a house fire in North Wales

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
(Left to right) Lee-Anna Shiers, Bailey Allen and Skye Allen Melanie Jane Smith, 42, has been charged with four counts of murder, one count of arson with intent to endanger life and threats to commit criminal damage, following the fire at Maes y Groes in Prestatyn. She will appear at Prestatyn Magistrates Court on Tuesday, police said. http://news.sky.com/story/1004360/wales-house-fire-woman-charged-with-murder

Damian Rzeszowski Jailed for 30 years for the manslaughter of six people, including his wife and two children

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
He also killed his father-in-law Marek Garstka, 56, his wife's friend, Marta De La Haye, 34, and her five-year-old daughter Julia. The court in Jersey recommended that the Polish national be deported after serving his sentence. http://news.sky.com/story/1004388/jersey-father-jailed-for-killing-family

Royal Navy nuclear missile test sends strong warning of UK’s military strength to Iran and Argentina

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The unarmed Trident II was blasted into the sky by HMS Vigilant, a nuclear-powered Vanguard Class submarine, in the Atlantic just off the coast of Florida. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224736/Fire-sky-Royal-Navy-displays-nuclear-Trident-missile-test.html

Gnostic Illuminati Warn Fulford of Subterranean Nuke in Japan Under Yokota US Air Force Base

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
*More proof the Illuminati, whatever faction, is truly insane! Still Ben would be remiss if he didn't report on the threats he received. Last spring** I** received threats from the P2 Lodge against Japan (which I forwarded to Japanese authorities rather than publish) that did not happen. * * * *There seems to be a concerted effort instill fear back into the planet at this time. This is a sure sign of desperation by the cabal factions.* * * * This is a time for higher discernment and for placing highest intentions and prayers for peace and safety of innocent American and Ja... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
* facebook* http://www.facebook.com/groups/142607825760640/permalink/485226701498749/ *John Roberts Brakey* Arizona and Florida have a lot in common, a powerful "Growth Lobby" and “Election Fraud”. These short investigative video clips will help one understand what we're up against: ****CBS Miami Series 1 of 6 Video CBS Miami - For many voters Ion Sancho’s words hold weight. He was the first elections supervisor in America to dare a “look under the hood” of a voting machine, to see if the machines were recording votes properly and if they could be hacked. ”... more »

Sandy May Cut the Big Apple a Huge Break

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
It looks as though Hurricane Sandy may arrive in New York City well before high tide. That would be a huge break for the Big Apple. High tides magnify storm surge flooding driven by powerful onshore winds. In a city with vast underground infrastructure and so many low-lying, even beneath sea level, areas, a high tide storm surge would be nightmarish.

Syria ceasefire failure & Uigher fighters? Turkey's American nukes & Libya's carnage

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
and more..... all of it ugly *Syria; The Eid cease fire failed.* It ended with a massive car bombing in Damascus & the Syrian air force responding A car bomb has ripped through the Al-Hajar Al-Aswad district of southern Damascus following heaviest military airstrikes since fighter jets were first deployed to crash the uprising. Lavrov said that there will never be a resolution of the Syrian crisis without a dialogue with the Syrian government. Russia has blamed the rebels for the failure to contain the violence, with deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov charging that “the oppo... more »

5 million workers are 'not paid enough to cover the cost of living'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A study by accountants KPMG shows 4.82 million workers in the UK receive less than the Living Wage considered enough to ensure a basic standard of living, including 90 per cent of bar staff. - One in five workers does not receive the Living Wage, which is £7.20 in the UK and £8.30 in London - Bar staff are the worst affected with 90 per cent paid less than the Living Wage - Unions say a new study on pay is 'shocking' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224733/Almost-5million-workers-paid-cover-cost-living.html

There Are Whistleblowers, Then There's This Guy

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Kostas Vaxevanis has blown the whistle on the rich and powerful in his country and he's been arrested and hauled into court for it in what could turn into an astonishing showdown in a country that is a powderkeg of pent up resentment just looking for a spark. Vaxevanis is the editor of a Greek weekly, *Hot Doc,* that just published the names of what it claims are the 2,000 biggest tax evaders in the country. He was giving a radio interview when the cops tracked him down and hauled him away. His defenders say the government is trying to hide the truth that it had the list for two ... more »

Osborne's 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty 'will cost £60 per family and result in 35,000 job losses'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
January's planned increase will cost the average family an extra £60 a year in petrol costs and could also see a 0.1 per cent cut in economic growth, a report prepared for FairFuelUK shows. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224654/Osbornes-3p-litre-rise-fuel-duty-cost-60-family-result-35-000-job-losses.html

John Thompson 'plans to sue young girl, 7, he accused of flirting with him.......He admitted sexual assault in July

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Paedophile John Thompson, 61, who was spared jail back in July despite admitting sexually assaulting a girl, 7,has now threatened to sue his victim He was given an eight-month suspended sentence, provoking condemnation from child protection officials who called his claims ‘outrageous’ and said he should have been jailed. At his sentencing, Thompson, of Hartlepool, was also given a treatment order, supervision and a ban on contact with under-16s. Within a month of his court appearance, Thompson failed to turn up at a meeting with a probation worker and when he attended others he was... more »

Badabing!: 'Creepy' new iPhone app trawls Facebook friends' galleries to find all their 'sexy pics'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Badabing! app uses some sort of image-recognition technology to work out which of your friends pictures show the most skin. The service is particular disturbing in light of recent claims by the Internet Watch Foundation that it had found more than 12,000 instances of girls who had posted seductive pictures of themselves that had ended up on pornographic sites. - Ceop warns it could help paedophiles locate risqué images of youngsters http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2224719/Creepy-new-iPhone-app-trawls-Facebook-friends-galleries-sexy-pics.html

Blair says Europe needs an elected President to stop it breaking up (Got anyone in mind, Tony?)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Former British Prime Minister says an EU-wide election would reinvigorate public enthusiasm for Brussels. But UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed he was a 'man who would sell his country for the bauble of EU office'. Former Prime Minister claims a 'big post held by one person' would make voters feel closer to Brussels *I for one will never feel closer to Brussels...the sooner these dangerous people are stopped the better.* * * http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224793/Blair-says-Europe-needs-elected-President-stop-breaking-Got-mind-Tony.html

One Alberta Government Too Many

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
One thing that grates on plenty of British Columbians is that Canada has two Alberta governments, one too many. We have a provincial Alberta government that sits in Edmonton and a federal Alberta government that sits in Ottawa. The Alberta government in Ottawa does things the provincial Alberta government can't do. It signs treaties with China for example. Only the federal Alberta government could put a loaded pistol in Beijing's hand and invite them to hold it to the heads of the people and province of British Columbia should they dare stand against the environmental rape o... more »

Hurricane Sandy in Photos

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 9 hours ago
As of this writing, Hurricane Sandy is still approaching the US East Coast. I got these rather scary satellite photos showing the eye of the storm, various sources from the web. Sandy as of last Wednesday, Sunday, Monday, respectively. From CNN photos. Below, upper photo, not sure if this is a real photo or simply photoshopped, but it shows the potentials of heavy rainfall in the area. Lower photo, a portion of Manhattan flooded. More photos from BBC, CNN, other sources. Dr. Roy Spencer has a good explanation why this hurricane is rather "exceptional": *It is basically the “p... more »

Hurricane Sandy: Six French tourists missing from boat after attending Caribbean music festival

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Dominica Coast Guard Commander Mervyn Pendenque said that his agency is searching for those aboard a rigid-hulled inflatable boat that left the country before noon on Sunday. The boat was travelling to the nearby island of Martinique, a journey which usually takes no more than two hours http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224863/Hurricane-Sandy-Six-French-tourists-missing-boat-attending-Caribbean-music-festival.html

Hurricane Sandy submerges Atlantic City as thousands flee

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Sandy was about 200 miles southeast of Atlantic City, where the emptied-out streets were mostly under water and where an old section of the historic boardwalk broke up and washed away. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224882/Could-end-Atlantic-Citys-iconic-face-sandy-leaves-coastal-resort-water-ruins-boardwalk-thousands-flee.html

Bush the boogey man plays the HAARP as Halloween approaches

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 9 hours ago
*Bush the boogey man plays the HAARP as Halloween approaches* Posted by Benjamin Fulford October 29, 2012 High level pentagon sources contacted the White Dragon Society this week to warn that the massive storm hitting the US North-East this week was a HAARP attack by the Nazi faction of the Western oligarchy. At the same time, the deep-sea drilling ship Chikyu has been spotted off the coast of Aichi Prefecture near the Nagoya headquarters of Toyota Motors. Nazi representative Richard Armitage and US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian affairs are in Tokyo now warning a ... more »

Countdown to 'Frankenstorm' Sandy: 1,000-mile wide hurricane hits 85mph as New York state braces itself for '11ft wall of water'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The biggest storm in US history closed in today at speeds of 85mph and threatened to wipe out swathes of the East Coast when it hits. Pictured (left to right): The Hudson River swells and rises over the banks of the waterfront in Hoboken, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches; flooded streets are seen in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and a graphic shows the projected storm path, with arrival due in New York City at 2pm local time (6pm GMT). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224411/Hurricane-Sandy-2012-Misery-UK-travellers-Frankenstorm-closes-airports-turns-New-York-ghost-tow... more »

"Pro-Democracy" Groups Behind Myanmar Refugee Attacks

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi, leaders of the "Saffron Revolution," leading ethnic cleansing of Myanmar refugees. * Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* 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 grainy pho... more »

Iran naval task force 'docks in Sudan'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
An Iranian naval task force has docked in Sudan, carrying with it a "message of peace and security to neighbouring countries", Iranian state media report. The vessels, which include a corvette and freighter, set sail from Iran last month, the Irna news agency said. Their arrival comes six days after explosions destroyed an arms factory in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Sudan has complained to the UN that Israel bombed the factory, which is believed to have been operated by Iran. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20121580

Lithuania president vetoes coalition in vote fraud row

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Lithuania's president on Monday vetoed a proposed coalition government, saying one of the three parties involved stood accused of serious voter fraud in a weekend election and was therefore unfit to govern. President Dalia Grybauskaite's surprise intervention cast a cloud of uncertainty over the aftermath of the election - which turned into a vote against austerity - setting up a possible standoff or new talks on forming a different government. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-lithuania-election-idUSBRE89S0QP20121029

Sandy strengthens as it nears East Coast; Wall Street shut

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, began battering the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential campaign. Fierce winds and flooding were expected along hundreds of miles of Atlantic coast and heavy snows were forecast farther inland at higher elevations when the center of the storm moves ashore Monday night near Atlantic City, New Jersey. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121029

HMS Bounty Sinks: Two Crew Members Still Missing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
HMS Bounty has sunk near the eye of Hurricane Sandy, the US Coastguard has confirmed. Fourteen crew members have been rescued from the replica tall ship - but two are still missing. http://news.sky.com/story/1004214/hms-bounty-sinks-two-crew-members-missing


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago

Schieffer allows McCain to dissemble again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012* *Benghazi must never die:* Plainly, Republicans political figures—and Fox—continue to think that Benghazi is a political winner which may put Romney over the top. Over the weekend, Fox ran an hour-long special on the subject that included the most cherry-picked rendition of Susan Rice’s presentation we have seen to date. We can’t find a transcript or tape of the program, but videotape of Rice was clipped within an inch of its life. Plainly, the dissembling on this topic will continue right through November 6. That said, you didn’t have to be watching Fox... more »

Twitter Users Who Threatened Romney’s Life Remain Active

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 14:35:13 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 08:35:13 AM at epicenter Location 12.104°N, 88.260°W Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA Distances 130 km (81 miles) WSW (246°) from Chinandega, Nicaragua

Don’t Sleep

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 10 hours ago
One day, listening to the jungle drums on the info-stream, I heard that a study had concluded that the happiest people in the world were the Pirahã (pee-da-HAN) tribe of the Amazon (true). I heard that some guy then went to visit them, to discover the source of their bliss (false). I heard that his name was Daniel L. Everett, and the book was *Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes* (true). My library had the book, and reading it was a rewarding experience (true). Everett spent much of 30 years among the Pirahã (1977-2006), arriving long before the happiness study was published. His thre... more »

NOAA: "This Storm Is The Worst-Case Scenario"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago

Nicholas Ruiz III And The Taming Of The Shill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Nick'n'Nancy-- two different kinds of progressives A couple of Democratic operatives attacked Blue America last week because we endorsed Nick Ruiz last year, a longshot grassroots candidate with no money and no insider connections. They're still angry or hurt that he wouldn't hire them for his campaign. It was a relief to be attacked for trying to help Nick rather than for trying to help Lee Rogers, the other race the know-it-alls in Democratic circles have declared is "impossible." In January 2011 Ruiz became our first candidate of the cycle. The critics he wouldn't hire claimed he ... more »

The Syrian Tragedy

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 11 hours ago
The Spring Revolution, which started in December 2010 and spread to Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Tunis, has led to the removal of corrupt governments in all of these states. However, the revolution in Syria, which began in March 2011, is still going on and has led to the killings of more than 30,000 people. At the time the rebellion started, I stated that Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, would only leave office through a military coup or by being killed. During the past 20 months, more than 30,000 soldiers and officers have defected from the regular army and formed the Free Syri... more »

NY Voters to Reject ALEC (and ALEC LIES)

2old2care at Because I Can - 11 hours ago
“The Empire State's economic outlook remains at the bottom of the national heap in a conservative think tank's annual survey of the states.” Source: ALEC New Yorkers are expected to turn out in higher numbers than expected to help defeat members of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Upset by stupid ALEC remarks like the one shown at the top of this post – which are supported by questionable right wing statistics New Yorkers have had enough of the abuse perpetuated on them by ALEC legislators - to benefit ALEC corporate profit sector members.. In cities across the state vo... more »

Pierre Barnes, 12, Missing On French Island

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Twelve-year-old Pierre Barnes vanished on Saturday after going for a bike ride on the island of Porquerolles, near Toulon on the Mediterranean coast. Rescuers found one of his shoes on a coastal path on Sunday, alongside his bike with its chain off, it was reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1004078/pierre-barnes-12-missing-on-french-island


Anon at aangirfan - 11 hours ago
*General Carter Ham.* Reportedly, U.S. General Carter Ham was arrested for activating special forces teams to help Ambassador Stevens in Libya, thus ignoring a stand-down order. On 18 October 2012, US Defence Secretary Panetta said, "Today I am very pleased to announce that President Obama will nominate General David Rodriguez to succeed General Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.” Has General Ham Been Fired? American Thinker (blog)-27 Oct 2012 / TRR: Is a General losing his job over Benghazi? Washington Times (blog)/ General Ham Refutes President Obama And Leon Pane... more »

Hurricane Sandy: 'Frankenstorm' Heads For New York

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
New York has called up 1,000 extra troops from the National Guard as "superstorm" Hurricane Sandy bears down on the city. Heavy rain and strong winds have started lashing the northeast of the US, with the public safety director of Atlantic City declaring that the majority of his city is "underwater". http://news.sky.com/story/1004293/hurricane-sandy-frankenstorm-heads-for-new-york

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake MOLUCCA SEA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.6 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 15:29:49 UTC Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:29:49 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 0.145°S, 125.247°E Depth 25.4 km (15.8 miles) Region MOLUCCA SEA Distances 135 km (83 miles) SE of Modayag, Indonesia

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH OF SVALBARD - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.6 Region NORTH OF SVALBARD Date time 2012-10-29 14:54:53.0 UTC Location 80.68 N ; 4.19 W Depth 10 km Distances Tromsø, Norway

Sunday Globe Special: Spanish Supper

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 11 hours ago
*Bon appetite*: [image: A man ate raw meat scavenged from the garbage at a market in Madrid. Spain has nearly 6 million unemployed.] A man *ate raw meat* *scavenged from the garbage* at a market in Madrid. Spain has nearly 6 million unemployed (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press) 1 out of 4 in Spain are now unemployed; Economy has yet to reap benefits of austerity steps * * *That's when I stopped reading it. The "benefits" of austerity skew made me sicker than the photograph. I suppose that's why they doth **protest**.* --more--" * * *Related: **The Boston Globe Dines on Garb... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Wining About Fracking

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 11 hours ago
"In upstate New York, wine vs. drilling; Grape growers in Finger Lakes fear fracking could spoil pristine region" by Michael Hill | Associated Press, October 28, 2012 Some grape growers fear that if shale gas drilling, or fracking, is allowed in this region of postcard-perfect hills and crystal-clear lakes, the muddy well sites and rumbling trucks will not only endanger the environment but threaten the Finger Lakes’ reputation for pristine beauty.... The Finger Lakes sit atop the Utica shale formation and on the northern fringe of the Marcellus Shale formation, which is being tap... more »

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.1 Region OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE Date time 2012-10-29 14:22:49.0 UTC Location 37.79 S ; 73.97 W Depth 19 km Distances SW Lebu, Chile

Washington's Blog: Hurricane Sandy May Score a Direct Hit On Spent Fuel Pools at Nuclear Plant

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago

Sunday Globe Specials: Political Knock-Knock Joke

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 11 hours ago
*Don't ask who is there. * * **Related: **Sunday Globe Special: Political Sell-Outs* * **No wonder the calls won't stop coming.* "New tools aid door-to-door push for votes; There is an extraordinary calculus behind the work of door-knockers for President Obama and Mitt Romney, backed by millions of dollars of scientific research" by Michael Kranish, Alan Wirzbicki and Brian MacQuarrie | Globe Staff, October 28, 2012 BEDFORD, N.H. — It is the *fruit of an extraordinary and very modern calculus*, one *backed by millions of dollars* of *political science research* — and one that coul... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ * SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012* * * *Local Daily Extolls the Virtues of Pima County in Apologetic Report of Lawsuit Aimed at Keeping Pima County from Breaking Laws * 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 t... more »

Origins of Tragedy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
YouTube video description [Channel - philoctetesctr]: Roundtable discussion with Joseph LeDoux, Gregory Nagy, Alexander Nehamas, Stephen Scully, and Gareth Williams. Talk begins at 7:00

Willard Romney: Humanitarian.

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
There are already two Twitter accounts dedicated to Romney Storm tips and @ShitWillardSez is offering his own tips for survival during Hurricane Sandy. We Mormons stock up on 6 months of food @ a time. So make sure you buy enough Beluga caviar & crepes before #Sandy hits. #MittsStormTips #p2 — Willard Romney (@ShitWillardSez) October 29, 2012 If you see anyone get blown off their feet, hold them down and cut their hair if they look homosexual. #Sandy #RomneyStormTips #RWNJs #p2 — Willard Romney (@ShitWillardSez) October 29, 2012 During a hurricane, it's always a good idea to crack y... more »

Wet rainy day

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

Status as lawyer aggravating factor in fraud

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
*R. v. McLellan*, 2012 ONCA 717 is a current source for the principle that a lawyer will be sentenced more harshly than others if the lawyer uses their professional capacity to facilitate the crimes: [26] The trial judge correctly observed that crimes such as the one for which the appellant was being sentenced impact the community in a profound and significant way. Quoting from the decision of Taliano J. in R. v. Gross, [2000] O.J. No. 3479 (S.C.), at paras. 16 to 18, she noted that public confidence in the reliability of financial transactions conducted by lawyers is eroded where... more »

Romney's Education Plan

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
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Mexico: Cylindrical Object Plummets into Volcano?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the numerical value of a video is incalculable, provided it is not a hoax. *Prof. Ana Luisa Cid *has very kindly shared with us a video from the Mexico's TELEVISA network showing the precise moment at which a bright, cylindrical shape appears to plummet into the smoking maw of 17,000 foot Popocatepetl on 25 October 2012. The volcano's eruption status is continuously monitored by Mexico's CENAPRED agency. VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWjdC_KYgEU Inexplicata Podcasts covering items from UFO / paranormal history in Spain, Lat... more »

A Note on Newspaper Endorsements

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
Last year Nate Silver posted numbers going back to 1972. Bottom line: for Obama and Romney to be running roughly even at this point tracks with 2004–and represents an improvement for the Democrat over most pre-2004 cycles. Obama picked up a number of normally Republican-endorsing pages in 2008, which tracks with the general revulsion against the Bush Continue reading

Weekend Update

Southern Man at Southern Man - 12 hours ago
Well, blogging has been light because Southern Man has kept busy. Also, the lack of internet out at The Land does put a damper on things as well. Now that it is late fall Southern Man's routine is get up (in the dark), have breakfast, go to the gym to work out and shower, and go to work. On the days he teaches evenings he does his evening work and then goes home (in the dark) and relaxes for a bit and goes to bed. On the days that he * doesn't* teach evenings he takes care of errands and laundry (once a week) and usually has a little daylight in the evening to work and play outside. ... more »

Got Your Dead Man's Boots On

Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
FIRE JUNE 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxzBKBKPLRg&lr=1&uid=Du1KkkwuzybKx6MXQgGHuw <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAPIAAACVCAIAAADt+zARAAAgAElEQVR4nNy9aXib1Zn//3sz05mXQ5vSMjM08aJ9XyzJ2vf90b7vkrXakm15SWwncRY7TkISsu+QBZICTVgGGqC0pdAChYSQtrQFsjQbpQWm1zW0zDXz7v/ifnR0LDnBZX4/0/kfzuXrsS0cW/rofr73ev7P/7nruu+++6RSqUAgEDaWSCQSi8VisVgoFIrF4t7e3t7eXplMBheKxpLL5SqVSqPRKJVKtVqtVCoVCoVSqdRoNBqNRqVSqdVqrVaLrnU6ncFgMBqNJpPJbDZbLBaLxWI2m61WK1zY7XYbttCndrsdruHC6XQSBEEQhMvlcs9fHo/H4/F4vV6v1+vz+fzY8nq9Ho/H3bZcbYsgCIfDAT/fZDJptVqlUqlSqXQ6nV6vt1gsBEE4sQW/hsfjcblczrZFYMv... more »

Why Is President Obama Sending 12, 000 U.S. Troops To Libya?

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Countercurrents Cynthia McKinney It is with great disappointment that I receive the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our President now has 12,000 U.S. troops stationed in Malta and they are about to make their descent into Libya. For those of you who have not followed closely the situation in Libya, the resistance to rule of the National Transitional Council is strong. The National Transitional Council (NTC) cast of characters has about as much support on the ground as did Mahmoud Abbas before the United Nations request for Palestinian statehood or Afgh... more »

Why we voters don’t know a whole lot!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012* *Now they’ve even got Krugman:* Let’s face it: The third debate represents the last chance for serious discussion of serious issues in a presidential campaign. After that, it’s nothing but cant. No serious discussion of serious issues is likely to prevail. As an example of what we mean, consider the six reports about the campaign we found in our hard-copy New York Times today (“Washington Edition”). Six reports! It sounds like a lot! But these are the headlines we found: *Headlines today in our hard-copy Times, all election reporting:* In Middle of a M... more »

Iran develops Ababil-T – a 2,000-km range stealth attack drone

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago

HMS Bounty Sinks off North Carolina Coast from Stormy Waters, 2 missing, 14 rescued

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago

Sask NDP Leadership Candidate Erin Weir Welcomes Brad Wall's Childish Attack Ad

leftdog at Buckdog - 13 hours ago
*Saskatchewan's Right wing Premier, Brad Wall, is obviously getting worried that NDP leadership candidates are getting more press than he is ... hence the launch of a Sask Party attack ad right in the middle of the NDP leadership campaign.* *The Erin Weir campaign has officially welcomed Wall's childish attack ad. Anything that promotes discussion of the real issues is good for the province. * *Expect the focus and public discussion to quickly move towards the massive natural resource give away that Brad Wall is conducting in Saskatchewan. *

Top 10 Damaging Hurricanes Within 50 Miles of Sandy's Landfall

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 13 hours ago
From the ICAT Damage Estimator, here is a table showing the damage from the top 10 historical storms which had a track that passed within the NHC forecast "cone" of Hurricane Sandy's current projected track. *STORM NAME* *LANDFALL DATE* *DAMAGE RANK* *CURRENT DAMAGE ($ 2012)* New England Sep 21,1938 8 $ 46,840,000,000 Diane Aug 19,1955 12 $ 24,110,000,000 Carol Aug 31,1954 17 $ 19,290,000,000 Agnes Jun 22,1972 18 $ 19,010,000,000 Storm 7 in 1944 Sep 14,1944 31 $ 10,600,000,000 Bob Aug 19,1991 66 $ 3,620,000,000 Edna Sep 11,1954 67 $ 3,230,000,000 Glori... more »

Sunday Globe Special: The Army of the Empire

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 13 hours ago
*May it soon collapse and spare the world more misery.* "Army to revamp for post-Afghanistan era; Special Forces, drones, cyber capabilities key" by Ernesto Londoño | Washington Post, October 21, 2012 FORT POLK, La. — Shortly after dark, the paratroopers jumped out of C-130s into a Caspian Sea country teeming with mayhem, political unrest, and insurgents. Their first mission was to prevent a US consulate from being overrun. Then they were to repel an invasion by a hostile neighboring nation that was after oil wealth of the fictional country of Atropia. If all went according to pl... more »

Iran Issue, a US Election Stratagem

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
Iran Review Afsaneh Ahadi Expert on Strategic and US Affairs Iran’s nuclear issue has been a focus of attention for both the Republican and Democrat candidates during 2012 election hustings. In fact, Iran was among issues to which both rival candidates have paid special attention since the beginning of election campaigns. As election campaigns close to their end, the two rivals are paying even higher attention to Iran and how to deal with it. The focus on Iran has been so intense that other foreign policy issues have been discussed by presidential hopefuls in the light of Iran iss... more »

Cable News and Banker Assholes Galore: Made Not Born? Golden Parachutes Not Gold For Shareholders

Have I mentioned how little I can stand the sight (not to mention the hearing) of Chris Matthews/Neil Cavuto-type blowhards lately? Seems my ranks are finally growing. In that regard anyway. Now, faux blowhards? That's different. Oct 28, 2012 How Fox News Created A New Culture of Idiots Cable news has created an entirely new breed of blowhards - and the style has infected banking and even

Monday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Follow Mitt Romney’s storm tips on twitter. Remember that Sandy has already killed over 60 people in the Caribbean, and that many of those deaths are tied (in one way or another) to the unequal distribution of global wealth. Star Wars pork, or how to alienate the Jedi voting bloc? Over at The Disorder of Things, Pablo Continue reading

Sunday Globe Special: Al-CIA-Duh Returning to Afghanistan

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 13 hours ago
*Well, I guess we can't leave in 2014 like they told you we were even though they never had any intention of leaving.* "Al Qaeda remnants angling for Afghan comeback" by Deb Riechmann and ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press, October 21, 2012 KABUL — A *diminished but resilient Al Qaeda*, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan’s mountainous east even as US and allied forces wind down their combat mission and concede a *small but steady toehold* to the terrorist group. * **Excuse me, but I've gotta take a **crap**. * * **Who are the ... more »

"Sandy will be an historic storm" - The Weather Network

leftdog at Buckdog - 13 hours ago
*Sandy will be an historic storm – as of Sunday evening, this is a virtual guarantee as all forecast models are in strong agreement, predicting the worst case scenario of a landfall just south of New York City late Monday.* *This storm deserves the hype, but it is very important to separate the US impacts from the Canadian impacts.* * * *Southern Ontario is going to take the hardest hit from Sandy. There will be wind and rain in Quebec and the Maritimes, and even snow in Northeast Ontario, but the worst conditions are likely in Southern Ontario. However, this is unlikely to be an epi... more »

American Lung Association: 41 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthful levels of ozone or particle pollution

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 13 hours ago
[image: Most polluted cities in the United States in 2012, from the American Lung Association's State of the Air 2012 report.] Thanks to the Clean Air Act, we’ve made great progress in cleaning up air pollution from across the U.S. The *State of the Air* 2012 shows that the air quality in many places has improved, but that over 127 million people—41 percent of the nation—still suffer pollution levels that are too often dangerous to breathe. Unhealthy air remains a threat to the lives and health of millions of people in the United States, despite great progress. Air pollution linge... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Israel Interdicts Another Gazan Aid Ship

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 13 hours ago
*And the "world community" doesn't even bat an eye.* "Israeli naval vessels take control of boat headed for Gaza" by Diaa Hadid | Associated Press, October 21, 2012 JERUSALEM — *Israeli troops commandeered* a Gaza-bound ship that *tried to break through **Israel’s blockade* of the Hamas-ruled seaside strip on Saturday, the military said. European lawmakers and other pro-Palestinian activists aboard did not resist, and the Finnish-flagged vessel was diverted to an Israeli port. The trip by the ship, Estelle, marked the *latest challenge* to the air, land, and sea embargo of Gaza t... more »

Expatriates Quest: Recovering a Lost America

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 13 hours ago
by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy Europe is a life changing experience for many Americans, an important part of the 'American Experience'. The most obvious examples are famous writers from Thomas Wolfe to Ernest Hemingway'. They enriched American literature with their often personal experiences of Europe. Artists like James Whistler and John Singer Sargent were at once fresh eyes in Europe and glimpses of rich European culture for Americans. America's greatest cultural achievements may have been born of or inspired by the need to escape America. You can't go back home to your ... more »

Obama Supporters Actually Hate Obama’s Policies

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
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New Obama Slogan: They’ve Added An Exclamation Mark

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Nashua, N.H. – The new Obama slogan isn’t exactly what you’d call heavily revamped from the old Obama slogan. Previously, supporters of the president could wave banners and placards declaring, ‘Forward‘ (see above). Now, with under ten days to go until election day, the signs read, ‘Forward!’ That exclamation mark was added by the president’s campaign team earlier this week, and is presumably designed to whip up Obama supporters into a voting frenzy. http://www.inquisitr.com/379365/new-obama-slogan-theyve-added-an-exclamation-mark/

Residents blocked from returning to captured Libyan town

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Thousands of Libyans who fled fighting in the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid will not be allowed to return home for several more days until work was complete to make the town safe and restore services, officials said on Monday. Militias aligned with the defense ministry took control of Bani Walid - one of the last towns to fall to rebels in last year's war - on Wednesday after fighting that has underlined the weakness of central authority a year after dictator Muammar Gaddafi was deposed. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-libya-town-idUSBRE89P0HN20121029

Clinton: "It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election."

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
On the eve of a hurricane-induced break in the political season, Bill Clinton gave Democrats a 30-minute pep talk Sunday, framing U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy's race for U.S. Senate as an election of national interest. "We're coming down to the 11th hour. We're facing a violent storm," Clinton said. He waited a beat, then added, "It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election." http://www.ctmirror.org/story/17937/clinton-sneaks-storm-boost-murphy

Sunday Globe Special: Saudis Weigh In On Syria

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
"Saudis hold heavy weapons back from Syrian rebels; US discourages such support" by Robert F. Worth | New York Times, October 07, 2012 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — For months, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been *funneling money and small arms* to Syria’s rebels but have *refused to provide heavier weapons*, like shoulder-fired missiles, that could allow opposition fighters to bring down government aircraft, take out armored vehicles, and turn the war’s tide. While they have publicly called for arming the rebels, they have *held back*, officials in both countries said, in part because they... more »

America’s Permanent War Agenda: Secret Kill Lists, Global Drone Wars, Special Forces

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Global Research Stephen Lendman [image: drone] Call it elevating Murder, Inc. to a higher level. A Washington Post Special Report discussed America’s permanent war agenda. It includes targeted killings, Obama’s secret kill list, global drone wars, and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan’s new rules for war playbook. Established in 2003, Washington’s National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) provides terrorist related information for America’s intelligence community. Brennan initially ran the agency. It devised Washington’s so-called “disposition matrix.” If America had... more »

Daily Links, Monday, Oct 29th

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
What's wriggling around on the blogs this week? The misnomered Monday links.... *BLOGS*: - AsiaEye's under-the-radar news for this week. - Raw crab! No, thanks. - Craig with pics from the LGBT parade. - Travel in salt pans of Tainan. Good pics. - Understanding Taiwanese scooter rage. And don't miss his Hsinchu man jailed for comparing a woman to Doraemon. - The Dignified Rant rewrites history a bit. Ok, a lot: Of course, President Bush offered to sell F-16s to Taiwan, too, over a decade ago. By the time Taiwan wanted to buy them, President Obama wasn'... more »

Illegal hunting threatens iconic animals across Africa’s great savannas, especially predators

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Lion with a poacher's snare around its neck. Egil Droge / Zambian Carnivore Program via Panthera and Mongabay] By Jeremy Hance 25 October 2012 (mongabay.com) – Bushmeat hunting has become a grave concern for species in West and Central Africa, but a new report notes that lesser-known illegal hunting in Africa's iconic savannas is also decimating some animals. Surprisingly, illegal hunting across eastern and southern Africa is hitting big predators particularly hard, such as cheetah, lion, leopard, and wild dog. Although rarely targets of hunters, these predators are runnin... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Patrick For President

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*Nothing like putting the cart before the horse*: "Problems at home could hamper Patrick’s ambitions" by Glen Johnson | Globe Staff, October 14, 2012 Governor Deval Patrick participated in a bus tour for President Obama’s reelection campaign this weekend, but events back home are a reminder that the *road to the White House* — for Obama now and, potentially, him in the future — is littered with deep potholes. The still-unfolding state drug lab case, and the revelation that a state-regulated Massachusetts company was distributing tainted steroids causing deaths across the country... more »

NWS Meteorologist: Call and yell at me Friday if it ends up not being bad...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Hurricane Sandy is a HUGE storm, with a diameter of over 700 miles wide and a tropical storm wind field over 400 miles wide, meaning that it will impact a very large number of people for an extended period of time. Unlike many storms that move up the coast and are in and out quickly, Sandy will be arriving almost perpendicular to the New Jersey coastline, and then weakening, but dawdling as it moves inland. That means even in Philadelphia and the suburbs, tropical storm force winds could last over 48 hours! We still have the same expectations of Sandy’s impact: http://philadelphia.c... more »

HMS Bounty Crew: 14 Crew Members Saved, Two Missing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Rescuers have saved 14 crew members of HMS Bounty stranded on lifeboats near the eye of Hurricane Sandy but two are missing. http://news.sky.com/story/1004214/fourteen-crew-members-saved-two-missing

Iran has Israel drone data: defence official

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Iran holds pictures of Israeli bases and other restricted areas obtained from a drone launched into Israeli airspace earlier this month, an Iranian lawmaker was quoted as saying on Monday. Earlier this month, Israel shot down a drone after it flew 25 miles (55 km) into the Jewish state. Lebanese militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the aircraft, saying its parts had been manufactured in Iran and assembled in Lebanon. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Oct-29/193050-iran-has-pictures-of-restricted-israeli-areas-iran-mp.ashx#a... more »

Ukraine election 'reversed democracy', OSCE says...Perfect sounds like they are ready to join the EU

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
International observers say Ukraine's election has been a backward step for democracy, marred by "the abuse of power and the excessive role of money". The statement from the regional security body OSCE came as early results pointed to a win for President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions. "One should not have to visit a prison to hear from leading political figures," the OSCE said. A major opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, remains in jail. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20120888 *from wiki: The European Union (EU) is seeking an increasingly close relationship with Ukr... more »

Rebels Bomb Damascus on last day of 'ceasefire' Killing Woman and Children

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
At least 10 people have been killed in a car bombing in the Syrian capital Damascus, state media report, on the fourth day of a supposed ceasefire. State TV said women and children were among the victims of the attack in the south-eastern district of Jaramana. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20121575

Sunday Globe Special: Seattle's Schools

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*I'm not only cutting their classes, I'm cutting Boston's as well (if you haven't noticed).* Seattle schools may hold lessons for Boston system *Also see: **Sunday Globe Special: Seattle Shootout* * **Sunday Globe Special: Seattle Police Under Scrutiny** *

Ten Wall Street Journal op-ed writers who weren’t disclosed as Romney campaign advisers

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: John Bolton was one of 10 writers who were published in The Wall Street Journal op-eds without disclosing their roles as advisers to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Fox News] By ERIC HANANOKI 19 September 2012 (Media Matters) – *The Wall Street Journal* has published op-eds from 10 writers without disclosing their roles as advisers to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. The op-eds attack President Obama and his administration or discuss Romney on a range of topics like the economy, health care, education and foreign policy. According to a *Media Matters* review, the... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Sandy strengthens as nears coast; Wall Street closes* *Superstorm Sandy intensifying, bringing record storm surge ~Weather Underground* *~The final countdown to Hurricane Sandy's arrival has begun, and this extraordinary and historic storm is already causing havoc all along the U.S. coast from North Carolina to Massachusetts. The scale of this massive storm truly earns Sandy the title of "superstorm".* *Frankenstorm Sandy in various remote imagery from NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service* *Watch Hurricane Sandy Hit NYC, Via These Livestreams ~Gotham... more »

RACE TO THE FINISH: A thrill up the leg!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012* *Part 1—What does polarized mean:* Is the current election the most racialized in the past two decades? In our view, the correct answer to that question would be: “What do you mean by that term?” But first: Many journalists love the topic of race. It attracts attention and fires the blood. People look up when you type about race—or about “racialization!” And not only that! People look up when you build a report around the idea of racial “polarization!” Blood begins to rush through the veins! Weak, tired prose becomes thrilling! Last Friday, Jon Cohen... more »

90 percent of oil palm plantations came at expense of forest in Kalimantan

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: image] By Jeremy Hance 8 October 2012 (mongabay.com) – From 1990 to 2010 almost all palm oil expansion in Kalimantan came at the expense of forest cover, according to the most detailed look yet at the oil palm industry in the Indonesian state, published in *Nature: Climate Change*. Palm oil plantations now cover 31,640 square kilometers of the state, having expanded nearly 300 percent since 2000. The forest loss led to the emission of 0.41 gigatons of carbon, more than Indonesia's total industrial emissions produced in a year. Furthermore the scientists warn that if all c... more »

Mayans protest government sponsored apocalypse party and slam “doomsday myth”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*The world will not end. It will be transformed*. -- Mayan elders. JG Vibes For years the Mayans have been fighting against the doomsday myth surrounding the incorrect reading of their ancient calendar. As the date of December 21, 2012 approaches the hype has caused an increasing amount of distress for the indigenous Mayan people, especially with their homeland in Guatemala being turned into a cheap tourist attraction for the coming “apocalypse”. Just this week, Guatemala’s Mayan people accused the government and state sponsored tour groups of perpetuating the myth that their ca... more »

Why Governments are Mandating Vaccinations

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
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Joel Salatin discusses feeding the world ecologically

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
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Hurricane Sandy strengthens as nears U.S. coast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121029

Stephen Kearney Rescue: Two fishermen Rescued after their Boat sank in Seconds in the Irish Sea

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Two fishermen from County Down were rescued by another vessel in the incident which was captured on camera by rescuers last Tuesday.

GOP Rep Says Strike On Iran’s Nuclear Facilities Would Not Be An Act Of War

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
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Paul Wellstone: Tenth Anniversary of His Assassination

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Stephen Lendman, *Contributor* October 25 marked the 10th anniversary of Wellstone's death. Was it accidental or an assassination to silence a sadly missed principled voice? Convincing evidence suggests foul play. More on that below. On October 25, 2002, The New York Times headlined "Minnesota Senator Is Among 8 Dead in Crash," saying: Wellstone "was killed today when his campaign plane crashed approaching a small airport in a wooded region in the northern part of his state." Campaigning for a third term, he "perished along with seven other people when the chartered King Air A1... more »

China: Journalists Dragged Away From Protest

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A Sky News team were among journalists who were "violently" stopped from reporting on an environmental pollution protest in China. Sky News cameraman Andy Portch was attacked by plain-clothed men as they tried to prevent him filming a protest over toxic emissions from a petro-chemical plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. Police sought to disperse hundreds of people outside the Ningbo city government offices, including an AFP journalist who was briefly detained by police. http://news.sky.com/story/1004116/china-journalists-dragged-away-from-protest

Would Mitt Romney Handle Hurricane Sandy Any Differently Than Obama? You Betcha!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
If you live anywhere on the East Coast right now, the big news suddenly isn't the big election coming up a week from tomorrow. It's the big monster hurricane, Sandy, bearing down on the U.S.. It could wind up being the biggest storm to ever hit the American mainland and the "target zone" includes 5 of the country's biggest cities, Boston, New York, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia "The size of this alone, affecting a heavily populated area, is going to be history making," said Jeff Masters, a hurricane specialist who writes a blog posted on the Weather Underground (www.wunder... more »
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