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Monday, October 29, 2012

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English: Bird's eye panorama of Manhattan & New York City in 1873 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 minutes 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 - 2 minutes 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 - 4 minutes 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 - 9 minutes 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 - 10 minutes 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." Watch here: http://new.livestream.com/breakinglivenowdirect/sandycam - http://beforeitsnews.com/

Sandy likely to shut at least two NJ nuclear reactors

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 minutes 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 - 19 minutes 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 - 19 minutes 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 - 42 minutes 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 - 43 minutes 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 »

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The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 55 minutes ago

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

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 56 minutes 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 - 57 minutes 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 »

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éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 2 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 - 2 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

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James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago

Schieffer allows McCain to dissemble again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 2 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 - 2 hours ago
http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/twitter-users-who-threatened-romney-s-life-remain-active_658076.html

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 hours ago
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/10/29/worst-case-scenario/

Nicholas Ruiz III And The Taming Of The Shill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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

'US GENERAL ARRESTED'

Anon at aangirfan - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-10-29/hurricane-sandy-may-score-direct-hit-spent-fuel-pools-nuclear-plant

Sunday Globe Specials: Political Knock-Knock Joke

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 3 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 »

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AS THE PROPAGANDA ARM OF THE ELECTION STEALERS

éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 hours ago

Status as lawyer aggravating factor in fraud

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 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 - 4 hours ago
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Mexico: Cylindrical Object Plummets into Volcano?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 hours ago
http://www.debka.com/article/22483/Iran-develops-Ababil-T-%E2%80%93-a-2-000-km-range-stealth-attack-drone

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

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/10/29/ns-hms-bounty-hurricane-sandy.html

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

leftdog at Buckdog - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 hours ago
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New Obama Slogan: They’ve Added An Exclamation Mark

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 hours ago
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Joel Salatin discusses feeding the world ecologically

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
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Hurricane Sandy strengthens as nears U.S. coast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 hours ago
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Paul Wellstone: Tenth Anniversary of His Assassination

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 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 - 7 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! - 7 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 »

New York Braces For Wall Of Water

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Strong winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy have started lashing the northeast of the US, as forecasters warn New York could bear the brunt of the one-of-a-kind superstorm. Sandy is on a collision course with two other weather systems leading to fears it could develop into one of the worst storms on record in the US. The superstorm is threatening up to 50 million people on the heavily populated East Coast, and forecasters say it could wreak havoc over 800 miles (1,280km) from the Atlantic coast to the Great Lakes. http://news.sky.com/story/1004013/hurricane-sandy-ny-braces-for... more »

HMS Bounty Crew Stranded On Lifeboat In 18ft Waves

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Coast guard are unable to reach 17 crew members of HMS Bounty stranded on lifeboats near the eye of Hurricane Sandy. More follows... http://news.sky.com/story/1004214/crew-stranded-on-lifeboat-in-18ft-waves

NV - Odds Are Against ALEC in Election

2old2care at Because I Can - 7 hours ago
Oddsmakers in Nevada are placing a large spread on odds on the American Legislative Exchange Council being the big loser in the states elections. Nevadans, who have had a tendency to be more right than center, have taken a strong stance against ALEC legislators who have sold their state out to the highest ALEC corporate profit sector member in the form of ALEC “model legislation”. Oddsmakers have pegged ALEC a big loser in Nevada with wagers coming in from across the globe. *Source: The Ph-ALEC Poll of America (phollowing the right wing phanatics in the 2012 election)* ALEC affilia... more »

3.9 Magnitude Earthquake ARKANSAS - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 3.9 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:39:22 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 07:39:22 AM at epicenter Location 35.213°N, 90.651°W Depth 5.1 km (3.2 miles) Region ARKANSAS Distances 11 km (6 miles) WSW (237°) from Parkin, AR

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:05:14 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 05:05:14 AM at epicenter Location 52.574°N, 132.552°W Depth 10.2 km (6.3 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 244 km (152 miles) SW (219°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 7 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Jose Mijares, 28, of your World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Picked up on a waiver claim! I promise I'll lay off the Giants talk soon; meanwhile, I'll make up for it with some good stuff: 1. More on momentum: Great Brendan Nyhan column on why the press loves it. 2. Solid example, from Philip Klein, of how to make the strongest reality-based case for a candidate behind in the polls (in this case, Romney in Ohio) having a chance. The way to do it? Begin with an honest acceptance of what the polls say; embrace the uncertainty inherent in polls; mention as p... more »

20 rockets hit southern Israel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Rocket fire follows IAF strike in Gaza; targets hit include terrorist activity centers in northern, southern Strip. Rockets explode in open areas; no injuries or damage reported The Color Red rocket alert system sounded in Gaza vicinity communities several times on Sunday night and Monday morning, as 20 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4298272,00.html

Whedon For the Win

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 7 hours ago
Romney puts us back on track... for the zombie apocalypse. Zomney 2012. He needs brains.

Sunday Globe Special: Truck Stop

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 7 hours ago
*I'm getting hungry myself. * "Push for healthier truck drivers gaining momentum" by Jamie Stengle | Associated Press, October 14, 2012 DALLAS — In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He was already overweight but soon realized that spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently *eating fast food*, and *not exercising* was a poor combination. When his employer, US Xpress, took part in a *weight-loss challenge*sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Association, the 321-pound, 6-foot-1-inch Robinson s... more »

2.9 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH CAROLINA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 2.9 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:49:05 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 07:49:05 AM at epicenter Location 35.563°N, 82.004°W Depth 5.1 km (3.2 miles) Region NORTH CAROLINA Distances 11 km (7 miles) S (172°) from West Marion, NC

Morrocan Ghosts Hacks French Euromillions lottery site calling it 'devil's work' and posting verse from the Koran

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Hackers have attacked the French site of the Euromillions lottery, attacking it as the ‘devil’s work’ and posting Koranic verse in place of its homepage. The messages warned people to quit gambling and consuming alcohol, saying that they were used by the devil, both of which are forbidden in Islam, to “sow hatred between yourselves and turn you away from God and prayer”. Posted in both French and Arabic, it read: “Oh you believers. Wine, games of chance, statues all augur impurity and are the work of the devil.” A hacking group calling itself “Morrocanghosts” claimed responsibility ... more »

Duty of Crown Counsel

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
Crown Counsel owes an overarching duty to achieve justice by exercising their power fairly. The classic statement was set out by the Supreme Court of Canada in *R v Boucher*, [1955] S.C.R. 16 at 23: *It cannot be over-emphasized that the purpose of a criminal prosecution is not to obtain a conviction; it is to lay before a jury what the Crown considers to be credible evidence relevant to what is alleged to be a crime. Counsel have a duty to see that all available legal proof of the facts is presented: it should be done firmly and pressed to its legitimate strength but it must als... more »

TV Host Refuses to Back Down After Calling Israel a "Cancer" | HonestReportingHonestReporting

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
http://honestreporting.com/tv-host-refuses-to-back-down-after-calling-israel-a-cancer/

Sandy looks serious...

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
It looks like a seriously big storm: New York this morningStory NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights. Major carriers such as American Airlines, JetBlue and Delta planned to cancel all flights into and out of three area airports in New York, the nation's busiest airspace. According to the flight-t... more »

Sunday Globe Special: U.S. Firefighting Funds All Burned Up

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 7 hours ago
*And the fires are still burning even though I only see scattered reportsin my paper. * "Forest Service runs short of funds to fight wildfires" by Darryl Fears | Washington Post, October 14, 2012 WASHINGTON — In the *worst wildfire season on record*, the US Department of Agriculture *Forest Service ran out of money* to pay for firefighters, firetrucks, and aircraft that dump retardant on monstrous flames. * **That's what happens when they pour all your money into wars and Wall Street. * So officials *did about the only thing they could*: *take money from other*forest-management pr... more »

Can You Be Fired For Supporting A Political Candidate?

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 7 hours ago
In my home state of Florida (why is it always Florida?), a CEO sent an emailto all of his thousands of employees saying that, if Obama is elected, they would likely lose their jobs. He didn't threaten to fire them for supporting Obama, but did make it clear that, should Obama win, his employees would suffer dire consequences. Then a Wisconsin employerfollowed suit. The Koch Brothers did the same. It turns out that Mitt Romney personally instructed CEOs to use this tactic with their workers. So, have the CEOs crossed a line? Probably not. At least yet. Here are some things employers ... more »

Not Their Finest Hour

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
After the Supreme Court's historic ruling on Etobicoke Centre last week, some commentators applauded the decision as a reaffirmation of Canadians' right to vote. But Michael Harris points to the minority opinion, written by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, which takes issue with the quality of evidence upon which the majority based its decision: First, the evidence is not relevant to the matter before this Court…after-the-fact information that a non-entitled voter was qualified is not relevant to whether he was entitled to receive a ballot on election day … Votes were set aside ... more »

Pedophile Jimmy Savile was banned from Children in Need....By the BBC more than a decade ago!!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Jimmy Savile was banned from BBC Children in Need because of his suspicious behaviour with children more than a decade ago, a former BBC executive has revealed. Sir Roger Jones, OBE, former chairman of Children in Need said: "He was a creepy sort of character - we didn't want him anywhere near the charity." Sir Roger, 69, was also a governor of BBC Wales at the time. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9640407/Creepy-Jimmy-Savile-was-banned-from-Children-in-Need.html

Swarm of bees attacks mother and six children, Las Vegas

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
According to the Clark County Fire Department, fire crews responded to the bee attack at the intersection of Marion Drive and Alto Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found a mother and six children suffering from multiple bee stings - the youngest being 18 months old. One family member suffered more than one dozen stings. The father was unharmed. http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/19938820/swarm-of-bees-attacks-mother-and-six-children

Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Slovenia preventively shut down production Sunday at its only nuclear power plant after a steep increase in the flow of the Sava river used for cooling the system, the Krsko nuclear plant said in a statement. The plant's production was stopped manually due to the "great amount of leaves and other garbage on the Sava river that had decreased the efficiency of the cooling system on the secondary side of the plant," it said. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jwlCb3tUcf1wK8WVhZeZ2Lx8rNRg?docId=CNG.f1b69071a71b5a3c203360758bd240fe.3f1

Sunday Globe Special: The Joke is on Jamaica

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 8 hours ago
*Not funny. * "Tourists bypass new Jamaican port town; Locals expected bigger economic boost from ships" by David McFadden | Associated Press, October 14, 2012 FALMOUTH, Jamaica — Jamaica’s port authority and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pitched the *$220 million port* as a place where passengers would dive into the historic city, but since the industry’s biggest ships started arriving early last year that warmth and those dollars have been kept at a distance. ‘‘We were promised that we’d be able to show people our Jamaican heritage, sell our crafts. But most of the tourists stay... more »

Sunday Globe Special: The Redemption and Resurrection of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 8 hours ago
*I love vomiting upon a Sunday morning. It's my new religion. Get a Globe and puke a prayer.* "Disgraced IMF leader seeks redemption" by Doreen Carvajal and Maia de la Baume | New York Times, October 14, 2012 PARIS — More than a year after resigning in disgrace as the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is *seeking redemption with a new consulting company*, the lecture circuit, and a uniquely French legal defense to settle a criminal inquiry that exposed his *hidden life as a libertine*. Strauss-Kahn, 63, a silver-haired economist, is see... more »

French oysters are hit by HERPES outbreak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
- Disease has always been present, but the new strain has become lethal and is now widespread in France - New micro-variant called oyster herpesvirus - Infected oysters have a pungent odour but are harmless to humans http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224594/Maybe-aphrodisiac-Boost-British-oyster-market-French-supplies-hit-HERPES.html

Stacey Hessler abandoned family to join Occupy camp in New York divorces banker husband... and pockets $85k while giving him custody of children

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
- Stacey Hessler has divorced from Curtiss Hessler - He was granted sole custody of their four children - He will also keep their Florida home and assume the mortgage http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224357/Occupy-mom-wins-85-000-divorce-banker-husband.html

'Martin Luther King was a Republican': The billboard that encourages African-Americans to switch parties

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
- Conservative group erects billboards to encourage African-Americans to 'Vote Republican!' in next month's Presidential election - Claver Kamau-Imani, founder of RagingElephants.org, claims he has the documentation to prove iconic civil rights leader voted Republican - Resident brands board placed on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 'disrespectful' - Dr King's son Martin Luther King III denied GOP link in 2008 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224665/Martin-Luther-King-Republican-The-billboard-encourages-African-Americans-switch-parties.html

Madonna 'Who's registered to vote?' adding: 'I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.' ..adding...'the black Muslim in the White House.'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her 'MDNA Tour' in New Orleans. Just last month at a concert in Washington, D.C. Madonna offered a similar pro-Obama speech to fans but with her endorsement called him 'the black Muslim in the White House.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224323/Crowd-boos-walks-Madonna-backs-Obama-New-Orleans-concert.html

Hurricane Sandy grows to nearly THOUSAND Miles wide

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
- Deadly storm strengthens to nearly 1,000 miles wide as its bears down on the New Jersey shore - National Weather Service warns NJ residents reluctant to evacuate to think about rescuers 'who will recover your remains if you do not survive' - New York City Mayor Bloomberg orders mandatory evacuation of 375,000 people from low-lying areas - Subway closed at 7pm for at least 24 hours - the second time in history - New York Stock Exchange closes trading floor on Monday - More than 7,000 flights cancelled with backlog of tens of thousands http://www.dailymail.... more »

HMS Bounty: Crew Abandon Ship Near Eye Of Hurricane

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The captain of HMS Bounty ordered all members to abandon ship after it lost power and the pumps were unable to keep up with the dewatering. "The 17 person crew donned cold water survival suits and life-jackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies," said the US Coastguard. The first rescue helicopter has reached the ship and is in the process of rescuing the crew, said HMS Bounty on their website. http://news.sky.com/story/1004141/crew-abandon-ship-near-eye-of-hurricane

100,000 back death charge Marines: Marches across UK to support troops accused of Taliban murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Demonstrations were held across Britain today in support of five Royal Marines accused of murdering a Taliban prisoner. The troops were charged a fortnight ago after a video was found on one of the Marines’ computers allegedly showing them discussing what to do with a wounded insurgent in a compound in Afghanistan last year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224435/Justice-5-Hundreds-streets-near-barracks-march-support-marines-charged-murder.html

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEASTERN IRAN - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.5 Region SOUTHEASTERN IRAN Date time 2012-10-29 10:51:00.0 UTC Location 28.75 N ; 58.66 E Depth 8 km Distances 48 km SE Bam, Iran

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:30:44 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:30:44 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 24.600°S, 179.264°E Depth 526.6 km (327.2 miles) Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS Distances 165 km (102 miles) SE of Neiafu, Tonga

Manned mission to Mars would threaten life on the Red Planet, say scientists................What life?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
It could be decades if ever before man steps foot on Mars, but if he ever does he'll bring with him trillions of tiny invaders that could be a danger to the planet's natives. 'We have the responsibility to Mars, I think — even if it's just Martian microbes — not to kill them by the act of detecting them,' said Cynthia Phillips of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224636/Manned-mission-Mars-threaten-life-Red-Planet-scientists-say.html

Is Hurricane Sandy unprecedented?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
*East Coast people's reports about their observations and courage are more than welcome* The media are full of panic and strong words inspired by Hurricane Sandy, the "Frankenstorm" as some writers nicknamed it. Of course, this moniker – perhaps originally meant to indicate the Halloween time – is popular especially among those crackpots who want to argue that the storm is "man-made". Others are more modest and use the terms "mammoth, monster, superstorm" for Sandy. *A region of the New Jersey and Delaware coast is predicted to be "more like than not" to experience hurricane sp... more »

"Democracy in Crisis"

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 9 hours ago
I think it's much more insidious and "evil" than Don Lenihan describes it, but this is still a worthwhile read. Personally, I think there's a deliberate, self-interested and cynical strategy of the elite to exalt the incoherent frustrations and babbling of the stupidest among the electorate. For one thing, these dunces have already been trained to want the sorts of policies that benefit elites. [H/T to Accidental Deliberations.]

Palestinian prisoners are handed millions in British aid with some being paid more than average UK worker

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
British aid money is helping to pay ‘salaries’ to Palestinian prisoners – some of them convicted terrorists – serving time in Israeli jails, according to a report. The Palestinian Authority is paying them up to £1,957 a month – more than the average salary of a UK worker. The Department for International Development spends around £80million a year in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, of which around £30million goes to the general budget, which funds prisoners’ allowances. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224621/Palestinian-prisoners-handed-millions-British-aid-paid-aver... more »

Major Greek daily reprints Swiss accounts list

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A major Greek newspaper reprinted the names of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks with Swiss bank accounts on Monday and the editor who first published the list was to go on trial for violating data privacy laws. Ta Nea devoted 10 pages to the list of accounts said to hold some 2 billion euros until 2007, a sum that riveted austerity-hit Greeks, angry at the privileges of politicians and an elite seen as having enriched themselves at the country's expense. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-greece-corruption-list-idUSBRE89S0EP20121029

Euro falls on uncertainty over Greece, Spain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece can agree to a deal on austerity and with no sign of when Spain might request aid. The single currency was expected to stay subdued against the dollar and the yen with investors preferring safe-haven currencies, also on renewed worries about weak earnings from top companies in the region. Near-bankrupt Greece needs a comprehensive deal on an austerity package to unlock its next tranche of aid before it runs out of cash in mid-November. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-markets-forex-idUSBRE89O07D20121029

Spain retail sales decimated by VAT hike...Well! What did they expect?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Spanish retail sales fell at their sharpest pace in at least six years in September as already battered consumer confidence took another hit from a hike in sales tax. Calendar-adjusted sales fell 10.9 percent year on year, the National Statistics Institute said on Monday, after a revised fall of 2 percent in August. The fall was the biggest since at least July 2006 and marked the 27th monthly drop in a row http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-spain-retail-idUSBRE89S0C920121029

Live Hurricane Sandy Coverage From The Weather Channel

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
29 October 2012 Get the latest breaking news and information on Hurricane Sandy as it impacts the east coast.

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA REGION - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:28:58 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:28:58 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.499°S, 172.692°W Depth 42.2 km (26.2 miles) Region TONGA REGION Distances 165 km (102 miles) SE of Neiafu, Tonga

EU integration Full Steam Ahead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe's most powerful leader, wants more central control over national budgets and economic reforms, with a small new euro zone "solidarity fund" to reward compliance and cushion the impact of painful changes. GEMU: It stands for Genuine Economic and Monetary Union, a term used in the conclusions of the last two European Union summits in a tacit acknowledgement that the single currency created by the *1992 Maastricht Treaty was flawed and woefully incomplete*. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-eurozone-scenarios-idUSBRE89S06J20121029

Sicilian vote, Berlusconi threat add to Italy uncertainty

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Sicilian local election results will provide clues on Monday to the political impact of Silvio Berlusconi's threat to withdraw support from Prime Minister Mario Monti's government before next year's national election. Sicilians voted on Sunday for a new regional government but counting only began the next day. An exit poll in regional capital Palermo conducted for local TRM television showed the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement leading with 26 percent. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-italy-politics-idUSBRE89S0CW20121029

37 Facts About How Cruel This Economy Has Been To Millions Of Desperate American Families

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
37 Facts About How Cruel This Economy Has Been To Millions Of Desperate American Familiesby The Economic Collapse, 28 October 2012 Have you ever laid in bed awake at night with a knot in your stomach because you didn’t know how your family was possibly going to make it through the next month financially? Have you ever felt the desperation of not being able to provide the basic necessities for your family even though you tried as hard as you could? All over America tonight, there are millions of desperate families that are being ripped apart by this economy. There aren’t nearly... more »

Global shares fall as growth fears mount, Wall Street closes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Activity across all markets was expected to be thin as the Category 1 Hurricane Sandy neared landfall along the mid-Atlantic states of the United States, forcing shops, offices and share markets in New York to close. The MSCI world equity index .MIWD00000PUS was down 0.25 percent at 327.80 points and is on track for its worst monthly performance since May as doubts grow over the effect of recent central bank efforts to boost activity. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-markets-global-idUSBRE88901C20121029

Hurricane Sandy: NY Braces For Superstorm

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The massive storm, which is hundreds of miles across, is set to stay until at least mid-week, bringing a huge storm surge, hurricane winds, flooding rains and snow in the Appalachian mountains. Hundreds of thousands of people have already evacuated coastal areas, but much focus remains on New York. http://news.sky.com/story/1004013/hurricane-sandy-ny-braces-for-superstorm

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake ARIZONA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 3.4 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 07:50:54 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:50:54 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 33.389°N, 109.237°W Depth 4.8 km (3.0 miles) (poorly constrained) Region ARIZONA Distances 36 km (22 miles) NNE of Morenci, Arizona

Big 6 Consolidation is a Given

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 9 hours ago
The planned merger of Penguin and Random House comes as no surprise and if anything we expected to see a consolidation in the trade houses earlier than this. The changing landscape of the market is such that only giants tend to survive in markets that operate under cut throat discounting and radical digital change. The question is how will the new giant reorganise itself to leverage the economies of scale and scope on offer? It matters little who owns what percentage, or even who sits behind what desk, the challenge is to maximise those areas that add value and consolidate those t... more »

Very wet bear

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

30m Bulgarians and Romanians are set to gain unrestricted access to UK as EU regulations are lifted

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
- Experts warn of a 'significant spike' when limitations imposed by the EU are lifted at the end of next year - Numbers expected to be higher than when restriction was lifted for Poland in 2004 - Britain would have to tear up EU treaty to avoid the migration rise - Immigrants predicted to avoid more fragile economies such as Greece, Spain and Italy Home Secretary Theresa May has indicated support for an end to free movement of EU workers - but Britain cannot stop the restrictions being lifted without tearing up the treaty signed with Bulgaria and Romania when t... more »

CHILD ABUSE LIST; RITUAL ABUSE

Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
UK Journalist Sonia Poulton has a list of *132 top people* who have been prosecuted for child sex offences in the UK. On 28 October,2012, in The Sunday Express, Sonia Poulton wrote about the report that Sir Jimmy Savile supplied children from Jersey's Haut de la Garenne care home to a senior British Member of Parliament. *Sex abuse is guilty secret** *(Link from dognamedblue) "Savile denied knowing the home. He lied. There is pictorial evidence of him there." Labour Member of Parliament Tom Watson has raised the issue of a paedophile ring in Parliament "and alluded to a former ... more »

Sunday Globe Specials: Helping the Homeowner

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 11 hours ago
*The loan modification is a life preserver and the government threw it to you*: "Underwater mortgages hurt Nevada tax revenues" by Jennifer Oldham | Bloomberg News, September 23, 2012 DENVER — ‘‘There are so many people like me who aren’t paying their mortgage so they can buy groceries and gas,’’ said Tamara Harris, who was * rejected* for *loan modification* programs. ‘‘It’s creating this whole *false economy*.’’ * **Must be the nonexistent recovery she's talking about. * As the nation emerges from the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression, Nevada remains the only state ... more »

Sonora's Indigenous unite to protect Mother Earth

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com HERMOSILLO, Mexico -- Indigenous Peoples of Sonora, Mexico, supported the Guarijios who oppose the construction of the Los Pilares dam that could lead to the loss of their land and relocation. During the Second Reunion of Spiritual Guides, Indigenous leaders also united in support of the Yaqui who are battling the theft of their

Tropical Storm Son-Tinh: Powerful storm kills at least 30 in Philippines, Vietnam

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
As Hurricane Sandy lashes the East Coast of the United States with wind and rain, Southeast Asia is dealing with the trail of death and damage from a powerful storm that has killed at least 30 people in the region over the past few days. Tropical Storm Son-Tinh was moving northeast along the northern Vietnamese coast on Monday after tearing the roofs off hundreds of houses and breaching flood defenses overnight, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/29/world/asia/vietnam-tropical-storm/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Hurricane Sandy: Northeast watches and waits as Hurricane Sandy approaches

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The danger cannot be overstated. Hurricane Sandy has already claimed at least 67 lives - including 51 in Haiti. In the United States, schools are closed, businesses shuttered and mass transit suspended. To find a shelter, go to redcross.org, call 1-800-Red-Cross http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/28/sandy-bringing-life-threatening-storm-surge/?hpt=hp_t1

3.6 million Taxpayers Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers exposed in cyber attack on South Carolina agency

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The vast majority of the credit card numbers used by South Carolina taxpayers were encrypted, but about 16,000 were not, meaning the data was fully exposed, state police said. None of the Social Security numbers were encrypted, said State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry. Berry said the hacker used a foreign Internet Protocol (IP) address to gain access to the data. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-usa-cybersecurity-southcarolina-idUSBRE89P16E20121027

Cyprus police say foil murder bid on island's top prosecutor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Acting on a tip-off, authorities on the east Mediterranean island discovered an anti-tank missile, explosives and detonators in a basement on Sunday evening. "It appears the target was the attorney-general," a police spokeswoman said, declining to give further details. The three men, all Cypriots, were being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, and illegal possession of explosives. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-cyprus-plot-attorney-idUSBRE89S08H20121029

U.S. to release spending data despite government closure

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The U.S. government plans to issue data on personal income and spending for September on Monday even though the government has shut down to brace for Hurricane Sandy. The Federal Reserve, however, will postpone its regularly scheduled data. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-usa-economy-spending-idUSBRE89S02G20121029

US: Healthcare has gone retail

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Over the next 18 months, between one quarter and one half of Americans who get insurance coverage through their employers will pay more of their doctor bills as companies roll out healthcare plans with higher deductibles, benefits consultants say. *Visit to New York City orthopedist: $223. One X-ray: $50. One follow-up magnetic resonance imaging test: $766. Total bill for checking out that aching shoulder: $1,039 - all to be paid by the patient, rather than the insurer.* * * http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-usa-health-benefits-idUSBRE89R0EP20121028

China: Grassroots democracy challenges new leaders

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
As anger over corruption and the lack of government accountability spreads, one of the toughest riddles facing China's new leadership will be shoring up the Communist Party's waning legitimacy without loosening its grip on power. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-china-politics-democracy-idUSBRE89R0JJ20121029

Iran has pictures of restricted Israeli areas: Iran MP

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
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 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.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-iran-israel-idUSBRE89S08Y20121029

Middle Class To Get Tax Office Letter informing them they are being Screwed Again

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The move comes after the Government decided that homes where at least one parent earns over £50,000 should have the benefit either stopped or reduced. Letters are due to start being sent from HM Revenue and Customs from today onwards, and the policy is expected to save the Treasury £1.7bn a year. http://news.sky.com/story/1004044/child-benefit-rich-to-get-tax-office-letter

Hurricane Sandy: Thousands Flee Before Storm

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The entire New York transport system shuts down, with airports closed, as the region prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of 375,000 people on the east coast of the United States ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the mandatory evacuation and said 72 centres had been set up around the city in schools and community centres. http://news.sky.com/story/1004013/hurricane-sandy-thousands-flee-before-storm

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake FLORES REGION, INDONESIA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 06:28:33 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 02:28:33 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 8.169°S, 123.431°E Depth 9.7 km (6.0 miles) Region FLORES REGION, INDONESIA Distances 208 km (129 miles) ENE (69°) from Ende, Flores, Indonesia

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 06:03:54 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:03:54 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.921°N, 132.341°W Depth 14.3 km (8.9 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 122 km (75 miles) S of Masset, Canada

Do I haunt 37 Elizabeth Road, Haydock, Merseyside?

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 12 hours ago
I spent a lot of my earlier life in Haydock, Merseyside. At 1a Elizabeth Road, down near the shops. In my later teens (after living in various locations in Colne/Earby and Nottingham) I returned to Haydock and spent about ten years living at 37 Elizabeth Road. Some of my most creative painting/writing/life experiences took place during this time. Many of my most vivid 'conflict resolution' dreams now seem to take place in that 'setting'. I have no idea why I seem to be so drawn to the place, as it was; all those years ago. And it does feel like a setting or a stage, something left ... more »

HURRICANE SANDY MEDITATION FOR NYC

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
Click here for the Google NYC Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map: http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy-nyc * * *NOTE: I haven't had enough time to fact check the hurricane drill test in 1997 yet, but I am posting this anyway. If anyone else knows about this 1997 Hurrican Sandy NYC Amatuer Radio drill please leave a note in the comments. The cabal always creates a prototype event before causing the real one. This seems to be something related to the collective consciousness of human beings that I don't completely understand but I have seen them do this before in some images I have no... more »

Photo Comca'ac (Seri) reclaim ancestral land in Sonora, Mexico

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
    Comca'ac (Seri) reclaimed ancestral land today, near Kino Bay, Sonora, Mexico. Comca'ac asserted their right to their traditional territory today, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo Brenda Norrell/Censored News.

Musical Interlude: Loreena McKennitt, “Mummers Dance- Dance of Wolves”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Loreena McKennitt, “Mummers Dance- Dance of Wolves” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcOngOB6quQ&feature=related

Socialized Healthcare 10: Peru Doctors' Strike, Health Financing

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
Last week, thousands of doctors in Peru decided to end their more than one month strike, aside from tens of thousands of public school teachers, all demanding higher wages from the government. Here are two stories, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20000475 Peru hospital managers' 'mass walkout' over medics' strike http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20019983 Peru doctors 'to suspend strike over pay' The shows the big problem if healthcare is heavily nationalized or monopolized by the government. When this happens, even if the strike is only for one day -- fi... more »

"Puzzling..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth,'' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

Joe Bageant, "The Ants of Gaia"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Ants of Gaia"* by Joe Bageant "The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. The vices of mankind are active and able ministers of depopulation. They are the precursors in the great army of destruction, and often finish the dreadful work themselves. But should they fail in this war of extermination, sickly seasons, epidemics, pestilence, and plague advance in terrific array, and sweep off their thousands and tens of thousands. Should success be still in... more »

My Ode to Bud

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago
From the time I hit puberty we (I) called my Dad, "DeadEye." That didn't change for the next forty years. Dad came back from Britain with less than he'd arrived with. Sans one eye, a good hunk of stomach, half of his large intestine, a chunk of lung and shredded muscles in his abdomen, arms and legs. Truth be told, he never should have made it back at all. I have never met a doctor who examined his military medical file who can explain how he somehow lived, much less to 91. Dad died a few years ago after a long, productive and astonishingly happy life due, in no small part, to... more »

EU Nobel Prize

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
The EU has plenty of problems in governance, but then so does the USA, China, India, Russia, etc. We can only hope that governance will evolve in a satisfactory manner over the years. What can not be denied is that the structure served to bring about internal peace at the multi national level throughout Europe because it shoveled bilateral issues into a forum of equals. They all discovered bilateral concerns impossible to keep up at all. Of course, we still have hold outs and cultural stresses in the attempt to add a country such as Turkey. The solution to that might be to g... more »

Sea Serpent Distribution

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
Both Lake Memphremagog and the nearby lake Champlain drain into the St Lawrence. Thus it appears that associated deep lakes need to be investigated for any lore. Again the creature reported is similar to other reports including Nessie. In practice, there are many suitable lakes along the lower reaches of the St Lawrence river that are not only suitable but as accessible as the two known lakes. Most of these lakes generally lack a human presence of any significance and have usually been occupied only in the past century or so. It remains noteworthy that the head is again horse l... more »

Great Crime of China

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
Read this item carefully. China is passing through a hugely important transition that will likely see a cleansing of remaining shreds of Maoism and the bridling of the secret police at the least. Political reform should naturally follow, probably top down and imperfect, but it will be a far better place. This also reinstates the Falun Gong and likely frees up religion generally. The question posed here is just what will happen to the cadre who strived to seize control. I find it hard to think that it will be anything but messy. There are three here who are candidates for summary... more »

Great Lakes Watershed Economic Ecology Zone

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
What it really boils down to is that political distraction has horribly prevented any form of economic leadership been established in the USA and also to a lesser degree in Europe. That by the way has been Obama's clearest and most serious failure. The problem that faced him on day one of ten million newly unemployed has not been properly addressed, nor has the related collapse of personal creditworthiness. It was his task to address. Poverty may be bracing but far too many voters thought that was behind them. Now we have simply lost four years. Obviously this is a real threat ... more »

How the VAM/AGT pseudoscience worm turns

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
*While value-added models are intended estimate teacher effects on student achievement growth, they fail to do so in any accurate or precise way — Dr. Bruce D. Baker* [image: VAM and AGT are discredited and harmful to public education]Maybe it's karma, but Kyle Hunsberger of the Gates Foundation backed astroturf TeachPlus, and one of Los Angeles Unified School District's biggest cheerleaders of the highly discredited VAM/AGT pseudosciences, is *now a victim of that selfsame modern phrenology.* This quote is pretty amazing coming from a bona fides member of the "no excuses" camp. ... more »

"1,700 Foot Tidal Wave? 'Son, it's time to pray...'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"1,700 Foot Tidal Wave? 'Son, it's time to pray...'" * by Casey Kazan "On the night of July 7th, 1958, the world’s largest wave in recorded history engorged Alaska's Lituya bay, located about 250 miles west of Juneau in the Gulf of Alaska. It was 1,700 feet, or 520 meters- almost twice the height of the Eiffel Tower. The tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake, which caused an enormous landslide along the Fairweather Fault. The resulting crash of rock into water caused the largest wall of water in human history. The deadly wave hurtled at jet speeds and wiped out ever... more »

There is a God: Merit Contractors, advocates of Bill C-377, would be caught in its web

david at Alberta Diary - 13 hours ago
Tory MP wonders about Bill C-377: “Is anybody really interested in breaching Sally the Receptionist’s privacy because she earns 40k answering the phones at the Union Hiring Hall?” Below: Stephen Kushner. Surely it is one of life’s little ironies that among the groups certain to be caught in the web of Bill C-377, the federal ... more »

"The 17 Foot Tall Insectoid Robo-Warriors From The Planet Zandor!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*Click image for larger size. * This chart appeared as part of PGPF's analysis of Congressional Budget Office's 2012 Update of the Budget and Economic Outlook. To read the full report, click here. Download: Image | PDF | More Charts http://www.pgpf.org/ • So... we're spending a TRILLION dollars a year "defending" ourselves. Who or what, exactly, are we "defending" ourselves from? Russia, as an example, spent $71 billion last year on their military. Besides the always lurking nuclear threat, they're no threat to anyone but themselves at this point. China? Our best-friends-fo... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 04:59:36 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 10:59:36 PM at epicenter Location 13.303°N, 89.516°W Depth 68.2 km (42.4 miles) Region OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR Distances 49 km (30 miles) SSW (210°) from Nueva San Salvador, La Libertad, El Salvador

Israel's 'dry run' for a strike against Islam: Two killed as jets bomb Sudanese rockets factory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
The Yarmouk arms factory, pictured in a satellite image, in the south of the capital Khartoum, was destroyed in a series of explosions on Wednesday last week, in which two people died. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224554/Israels-dry-run-strike-Islam-Two-killed-jets-bomb-Sudanese-rockets-factory.html

Scatter Brained

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 13 hours ago
I've been a wee bit scatter-brained as of late due to my crazy work schedule, hence the inconsistency of my posts. I beg your indulgence for a few more days until I have time to write more coherently. The ride in to work could be an interesting one as we had a bout of rather nasty weather this afternoon. The east coast gets hurricane-force storms and the west coast gets earthquakes and tsunami warnings. Here we get freaky blizzard-like conditions. Oh, I knew we'd pick up a bit of snow today but I think caught a few people by surprise were the gusty winds that created a nasty li... more »

Friday Baseball Post -- World Series Champs Edition

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 14 hours ago
The San Francisco Giants, World Series Champs. I could get used to this! Just two quick comments or so, since it's late and I suppose sooner or later I'll realize that it's Sunday night and tomorrow is Monday morning... First: the biggest surprise to me in 2010 was how the feeling stuck all year. Not even just all winter, but all through the next season, the Giants weren't just the Giants; they were the World Series Champion Giants. Of course I never really suspected that it would be anything more than an exception year; even with all the very legitimate young talent on that team, w... more »

Terrorist's family planning to sue British government for helping to murder him in CIA drone strike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Rashid Rauf, a fugitive Briton who played a pivotal role in coordinating the airline bomb plot, was reportedly killed in a U.S missile attack on a Taliban safe house in Pakistan in 2008. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224523/Terrorists-family-planning-sue-British-government-helping-murder-CIA-drone-strike.html

Suspected Basque terrorist leaders arrested in France

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The woman alleged to be the leader of the ETA Basque terrorist movement’s killer squads was arrested along with her number two in France yesterday. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9639666/Suspected-Basque-terrorist-leaders-arrested-in-France.html

Ukraine election: President Yanukovych party claims win

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
The party of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has claimed victory in the country's parliamentary election. Officials from the Party of Regions said the poll showed Ukrainians had confidence in their leader. However, initial counts varied widely from exit polls and the complicated electoral system means a final result is some way off. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20113616

Tsunami hit Geneva in AD563 - scientists

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Swiss scientists say Geneva and Lausanne remain vulnerable to a tsunami on Lake Geneva, triggered by rockfalls. They have researched an event nearly 1500 years ago which caused a wall of water up to 13 metres high to engulf the lake shores. Katrina Kremer, an Earth scientist at the University of Geneva, says not only are Geneva and Lausanne vulnerable today, but also other cities on the edge of mountain lakes and high-sided fjords, because most of people don't know that tsunamis can happen in lakes. http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=810645

We can defy Euro judges over votes for prisoners, insists Justice Secretary

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Parliament has the right to tell European judges it will not accept their rulings on votes for prisoners, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said yesterday. Mr Grayling insisted there were clear precedents for countries defying edicts from the European Court of Human Rights, which has declared Britain’s ban on prisoners taking part in elections illegal. *Better start getting the Tax Payers cheque book out, Brussels is adding up the Fines as we Speak* * * http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224583/We-defy-Euro-judges-votes-prisoners-insists-Justice-Secretary.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Child benefit cuts: Millions set to receive letters

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Millions of parents will receive letters from the Inland Revenue this week about losing child benefit. Households where at least one person earns more than £50,000 will have the benefit effectively reduced or stopped. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20119514 *What about targeting people on welfare? what happened to that? or is their Vote more Important?*

Venice Flooded

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
High waters hit Venice, leaving large parts of the historical center flooded and tourists wading through knee-deep water.

Fat-Free Econ 28: Poverty, Planning and Populism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
* This is my article in TV5's news portal last Saturday, http://www.interaksyon.com/business/46631/fat-free-economics-poverty-planning-and-populism -------- The fight against poverty is the most financially enriching endeavor for government officials, their consultants as well as the foreign aid community. Trillions of dollars of taxpayers’ money every year are being siphoned off from the income and savings of the more productive sectors of societies in different countries, and diverted to the coffers of governments and multilateral institutions, before the monies are channeled to hu... more »

Syria air force bombs cities, truce "practically over"......Was the TRUCE not over when the REBELS Bombed Damascus?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Syrian jets bombarded Sunni Muslim regions in Damascus and around the country on Sunday, activists said, as President Bashar al-Assad kept up air strikes against rebels despite a U.N.-brokered truce that now appears to be in tatters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE88J0X720121028

Stock markets closed on Monday as storm hobbles New York

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
U.S. stock and options markets will be closed on Monday, and possibly Tuesday, as regulators, exchanges and brokers worried about the integrity of markets in the face of Hurricane Sandy. Market participants and regulators decided to shut the market because the storm will make it difficult to ensure the safety of employees, major exchanges said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-markets-idUSBRE89R0AV20121029

Sandy: East Coast braces for epic hurricane, ‘life-threatening’ storm surge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*"Superstorm." "The Perfect Storm." "Frankenstorm."* Whatever you want to call it, the East Coast is bracing for Hurricane Sandy, a "rare hybrid storm" that is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge to the mid-Atlantic coast, Long Island Sound and New York harbor, forecasters say, with winds expected to be at or near hurricane force when it makes landfall sometime on Monday. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/sandy-hurricane-east-coast-nyc-forecast-142549538.html

Friends of the Earth Updates on San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
San Onofre: California launches investigation of cost issues as nation's aging reactors face 'mothballs' Oct. 25, 2012 / Posted by: Adam Russell / Categories: Climate and Energy, News Releases, San Onofre News Friends of the Earth: Continued operation of San Onofre is not cost effective IRVINE, Calif. -- The California Public Utilities Commission will announce today that it is launching an investigation assessing key economic issues relating to the crip... Read More » San Onofre: Hydrogen gas leak from crippled reactor exposes danger of restart Oct. 22, 2012 / Posted by: Becca Con... more »

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL CALIFORNIA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.0 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 04:25:16 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 09:25:16 PM at epicenter Location 36.592°N, 121.199°W Depth 8.7 km (5.4 miles) Region CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Distances 8 km (5 miles) NW (323°) from Pinnacles, CA

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 03:47:55 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 08:47:55 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.387°N, 132.351°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 181 km (112 miles) S of Masset, Canada

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.0 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 02:40:53 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 07:40:53 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.411°N, 132.465°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 180 km (111 miles) S of Masset, Canada

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake NIAS REGION, INDONESIA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 02:22:44 UTC Monday, October 29, 2012 at 09:22:44 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 0.922°N, 98.432°E Depth 54.5 km (33.9 miles) Region NIAS REGION, INDONESIA Distances 96 km (60 miles) SSW (205°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:49:02 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 06:49:02 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.491°N, 131.953°W Depth 10.3 km (6.4 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 170 km (105 miles) S of Masset, Canada

October Taxcast from Tax Justice Network

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 15 hours ago
Helsinki, Finland, City Council has barred companies with tax haven subsidiaries from city contracts, and other news on tax havens.

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 00:26:49 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 05:26:49 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.306°N, 132.130°W Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 189 km (117 miles) S of Masset, Canada

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake HECATE STRAIT REGION, CANADA - 29th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Monday, October 29, 2012 at 00:18:50 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 05:18:50 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.637°N, 130.987°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region HECATE STRAIT REGION, CANADA Distances 170 km (105 miles) SSE of Masset, Canada

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake HECATE STRAIT REGION, CANADA - 28th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 23:55:02 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 04:55:02 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 53.010°N, 131.283°W Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles) Region HECATE STRAIT REGION, CANADA Distances 124 km (77 miles) SSE of Masset, Canada

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 23:34:23 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 04:34:23 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.563°N, 132.293°W Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 162 km (100 miles) S of Masset, Canada

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 23:26:50 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 04:26:50 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.723°N, 132.441°W Depth 12.5 km (7.8 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 226 km (140 miles) SW (220°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 23:11:18 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 04:11:18 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.613°N, 132.443°W Depth 13.8 km (8.6 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 158 km (98 miles) S of Masset, Canada

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 22:41:28 UTC Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 03:41:28 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.316°N, 131.904°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 189 km (117 miles) S of Masset, Canada

Rosas y Chocolates para regalar. - Imagen GIF

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 15 hours ago
[image: Banco de Imágenes Gratis]

John Friend on Truth Militia Radio with Rich and Keith

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 15 hours ago
I was on Truth Militia Radio with Rich and Keith earlier this evening for the first hour. We talked about Jewish supremacism, the brain dead, idiotic people amongst us, Christian Zionism, and other related issues. You can download the program *here*. As a reminder, I will be hosting *my first radio program on Truth Militia Radio* tomorrow evening starting at 6pm PST. *Deanna Spingola* will be my guest, and we will be discussing the alleged Jewish "Holocaust" and other aspects of WWII.

"UFO Cylinder" Enters Creator of Popocatépetl, Mexico October 2012

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours 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! - 16 hours 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 - 16 hours 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 - 16 hours 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 - 17 hours 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 - 18 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! - 18 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 - 19 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 - 19 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! - 19 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 - 19 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 - 19 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 - 19 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 »
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