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Saturday, October 6, 2012

6 October - Blogs I'm Following

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[California delegates cheering on stagecoach at the 1912 Republican National Convention held at the Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, June 18-22, 1912] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)
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Disgusting Liberal Hackery at the Toronto Star

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 2 minutes ago
Glenn Greenwald is forced to ruefully observe that Democrats who decried bush II's regime of illegal spying on US citizens and his regime of rendition and torture (denied by bush II in that dunce's own clumsily fraudulent way) are now completely onside with Barack Obama's stated claims of the right to detain US citizens without charges and even to assassinate them. These former defenders of the US Constitution are now enthusiastic destroyers of it. All due to the sickness of partisan politics. Isthis disgusting Toronto Star article evidence of the same disease amongst Canadian Liber... more »

“California Gas Price Hits Record $4.614 Per Gallon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 minutes ago
*“California Gas Price Hits Record $4.614 Per Gallon”* by Tyler Durden "We have covered the great California gas rush in the past few days, and here is the confirmation. According to the AAA fuel gauge report, the average California gas price just hit an all time record of $4.614, and shows no sign of slowing down. From LA Times: "California’s average gasoline price set a record Saturday of $4.614 for a gallon of regular, up 12.8 cents overnight – but anyone who filled up in the last few days probably isn’t surprised. Gasoline prices skyrocketed after the Exxon Mobil refinery in ... more »

Coffee, Culture and Recovery in Ciudad Juarez

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 minutes ago
October 6, 2012 *Ciudad Juarez News Coffee, Culture and Recovery in Ciudad Juarez* *By Kent Paterson* *Frontera NorteSur: U.S.-Mexico border news* Center for Latin American and Border Studies New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico Posted at Censored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com As Ciudad Juarez lurches ahead in an uncertain recovery from years of extreme violence and economic decline, signs of renewed night life are stirring in the northern Mexican border city. Especially in the Pronaf and Gomez Morin zones, new bars and clubs, known as antros in Mexican lingo, are o... more »

Israel wages cyber battle over UAV, satellite-guided by Iran or Hizballah, Hamas calling up all its reserves: UPDATE

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 59 minutes ago
Israeli intelligence and air force waged a cyber battle Saturday, Oct. 6 with unidentified parties, most likely Hizballah or Iran, who sent a satellite-guided unmanned helicopter into Israeli air space through the Mediterranean. debkafile’s military sources report exclusively that for 30 minutes, as the helicopter flew over southern Israel, control swung back and forth between Israeli cyber operators and unknown agents. The battle was finally resolved by an Israel decision to scramble four F-16 fighters to shoot the trespasser down, the while Israeli cyber experts tried to identify... more »

Louise Owen, Jennifer Way and Femmetje Staring Dead after their car plunged into the water at a US shipyard

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 59 minutes ago
*Police have identified three women whose bodies were recovered from a car that plunged into the water at a Rhode Island shipyard after the driver apparently missed a turn.* Officers said the victims are Louise Owen from Britain, Jennifer Way of Rhode Island, and Femmetje Staring from the Netherlands. All three were 39. Their bodies were pulled from the car on Friday morning after it was found on its roof in four feet of water. Police Lieutenant William Fitzgerald said the driver might have missed a turn because of the dark or the weather. A fog warning was in place at the time. ... more »

31 Days Of Photo Props: Hat Boxes

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 1 hour ago
When a baby is no longer a newborn, but not quite sitting up on their own, it is always a struggle to find cute, safe pictures. You can sit them up and hope that mom and dad can catch them if they fall, or you can find props that help them sit on their own. I prefer the later. Hat boxes are some of my favorite props for the unsteady sitter. They are cute and make a statement and they don't look like they are being used to prop up a baby. Simply place the baby inside the hat box, with their back supported by the back of the box and prop the lid of the box against the side. A lot ... more »

Influenza Deaths: The Hype vs. The Evidence

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 1 hour ago
Posted: 10/3/2012 * * *By Barbara Loe Fisher* It's that time of the year again when drug companies, doctors, government officials and media conduct a national advertising campaign to sell flu shots to every American.1, 2, 3 You can't pass by a pharmacy,4enter a supermarket,5 shop in a "big box" store6 or catch a plane7 without seeing the "flu shots for sale" signs trolling for customers. The pharmaceutical industry is cutting out the M.D. middleman and going straight for the gold in places where we shop for toothpaste, clothes and food.8 Even on the evening news, flu shot commercial... more »

Israeli air force shoots down drone aircraft

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli air force shot down a drone after it crossed into southern Israel on Saturday, the military said, but it remained unclear where the aircraft had come from.* The drone was first spotted above the Mediterranean Sea in the area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to the west of Israel, said military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich. It was kept under surveillance and followed by Israeli air force jets before it was shot down above a forest in an unpopulated area near the border with the occupied West Bank. Leibovich said it was shot down at about 10 a.m. (070... more »

Police Union Warns 'War-Like' Detroit Unsafe For Visitors...No Change there then!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*DETROIT (WWJ) – The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it.* Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the “Enter At Your Own Risk” rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives. “Detroit is America’s most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit Police Department is grossly understaffed,” Iorio ... more »

What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 hour ago
An unusually newsy week -- if I had to select out one thing, it's probably the economic news including the jobs report, but there's also the debate, developments in Libya, Syria, and Georgia (among others), and don't miss that report on Homeland Security. I'm not sure what I have that didn't matter....ah, I've got it: reports of Obama's huge fundraising haul in September and Romney's money surge after the debate. I'm just not believing that even another $100M in the presidential race is going to make any difference at this point. What do you have? What do you think mattered this week?

MNN: Federal Court Judge Aalto guilty of treason for breaking Royal Proclamation

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
*FEDERAL COURT JUDGE KEVIN AALTO GUILTY OF TREASON FOR BREAKING ROYAL PROCLAMATION* MNN. Oct. 5, 2012 http://www.mohawknationnews.com On October 1, 2012 we went to Federal Court in Toronto to remind Canada of the law and the lawbreaking that is going on in Kanekota. Kanekota is a British Protectorate. Trespassers must stop breaking the law. On October 5, 2012 Judge Aalto confirmed that their Royal Proclamation supercedes all Admiralty Statutes, statutory law and rules. Then he told us they have no jurisdiction or will to respect it. He clearly violated his oath to their Queen,... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*Snoop Dogg highlighted a list of top ten reasons to not vote for Mitt Romney as well as why one should vote for President Obama. The politically incorrect list refers to Romney as a “white n****” who looks like he “says n****” all the time.”* Snoop Dogg, who recently changed his name to Snoop Lion, revealed the list, which is not his own, via Instagram. He took a photo of a notebook with the handwritten lists in two columns: “Why I’m Not Voting For Romney” and “Why I Am Voting For Obama.” [See list here] The number one reason cited for not voting for Romney is because “He a white... more »

Writing Instruction Grounding Social Control

Storm at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
Those of us who have been teachers and/or wannabe authors before everyone was an author (see the note yesterday re: artists)--I know I'm treading on my commoner sensibility here, always a tension in me--remember there is a book by William Zinsser called* On Writing Well*. I'll confess that I own it and yet have never read it. When I was in the classroom I preferred the work of Peter Elbow (*Writing Without Teachers*) for some reason that I can't discover in my copies of his books. I think there was a freedom to be always in the wrong with Elbow while Zinsser gave me the sense that... more »

Yahoo! Video Detail for Team Obama facing donor scandal?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago

Seneca Hawk Elder Edna Gordon: Words for non Columbus Day

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Grandma Edna Gordon, Seneca Hawk Elder, 90 years old ** *Seneca Hawk Elder Edna Gordon* ** *We, the People of a Divided Nation* *** Columbus did not discover America, The Indians Discovered Columbus. Columbus went to India, so, they called us Indians. We Are: "O quay O Weh" [The Real People} In this Rapid, Changing Era, For Peace, We Need to Rediscover America, If, We are to Survive, For the Future Generations. The most Important Need today, is to Discover the Inner Self, "The Landscape of the Mind and the Soul", to Walk In Unity, Equality, and Spirituality o... more »

The Forrest Gump of Israeli Advocacy | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
Just read this... http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/14/the-forrest-gump-of-israeli-advocacy/

"A society that has no public spirit is poor."

risa bear at A Way to Live - 2 hours ago
The following was authored by my father, Thomas Eugene Smith, at age 86. He had suffered a stroke and, not yet having recovered his speech, wished to say one last thing to his country. But he had more years of vitality in him yet. He passed away at age 95 on October 6, 2012. He was a veteran, having served on the U.S.C.G.-manned AKA-17 Centaurus, in the Pacific Theater, WWII. A retired railroad lineman, Mr. Smith devoted 63 years of his life to his wife, daughter, and grandchildren, and lived an honest and hardworking man all his life. His statement, laboriously penciled in bloc... more »

There is No Doubt That the Japanese Government Is Lying About Fukushima Radiation Levels

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
Enenews Headline:Press Conference: Gov’t may have manipulated Fukushima radiation levels http://enenews.com/press-conference-govt-may-have-manipulated-fukushima-radiation-levels Source: Group: Ministry may have manipulated Fukushima radiation readings http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201210060041 [Excerpted] The Association for Citizens and Scientists Concerned About Internal Radiation Exposures said on Oct. 5 that its survey this year of airborne dose levels found an average 10-30 percent higher than the ministry's numbers, and in certain areas, the discrepanc... more »

Who Knew Jack Welsh Was Even Alive... Let Alone On Twitter?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Within moments of the release of the September job numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics-- which showed an increase of 114,000 jobs and an unemployment rate falling to 7.8%, finally below the 7.9% Obama inherited from Bush and the GOP anti-worker agenda-- deranged and paranoid conservative Jack Welch, send out the above tweet. That led to dozens of other deranged and paranoid conservatives, from congressional war criminal Allen West (R-FL), crackpot satanist Bryan Fischer and wealthy agent of the Chinese government, organized crime figure Sheldon Adelson to handsomely paid Big... more »

Bin Laden movie made by Obama fundraiser Harvey Weinstein to be shown just TWO DAYS before election

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*A film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden is set to debut next month two days before the U.S. presidential election. * The movie produced by the production company of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will air on November 4 before President Barack Obama faces Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the polls just two days later. Weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign, which has touted bin Laden’s death as an example of the president’s leadership. The timing of the film's broadcast prompted suggestions that it was deliberately intended to show the presid... more » 

Britain on high alert after 'voracious predator' from Eastern Europe spotted in UK waters

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*A dangerous shrimp that could decimate British waterways has been found in the UK.* The killer crustacean - branded a 'voracious predator' by the Environment Agency has been found in the Worcester and Birmingham canal following previous sighting in the River Severn. It arrived in the UK from Eastern Europe, and feeds on fish, sparking fears it could dramatically change the UK's delicate marine ecosystem. According to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the killer shrimp is 'a voracious predator' that 'kills a range of native species, including young fish, and c... more »

Channel Tunnel firefighters replaced by untrained security staff after dispute over pay

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*Professional fire-fighters who have fought blazes in the Channel Tunnel for the past 18 years are to be replaced by untrained security guards, it emerged today. * It follows a breakdown in contract talks between Eurotunnel, which manages the undersea link, and the Pas-de-Calais fire service (SDIS). The company was trying to renegotiate a 2m pounds plus annual deal with SDIS but the French fire-fighters pulled out. A Eurotunnel spokesman said they 'regretted' the SDIS decision, adding: 'We have never skimped on security and are looking for the best solutions to take over the SDIS ... more »

Islamic radical shot dead by anti-terrorism police in France after opening fire on offices in dawn raid

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*A suspected Islamic terrorist was shot dead by French police in front of his veiled wife and their young child today. * The man, in his 30s, was gunned down after firing a .357 Magnum revolver as armed officers swarmed into his house in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Seven others, including another gunman in Paris, were arrested during a nationwide anti-terrorist operation. All were suspected of being involved in an attack on a Jewish shop in which one person was slightly injured last month. The extreme violence used by the authorities in the face of Muslim extremism was praised... more »

Banking protest mural resembling Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda to be removed from East End

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*Azmel Hussain, pictured, is defending the artwork which has been painted on his property. He described the wall as showing world leaders playing monopoly on a table held up by tax payers* A mural depicting money-grabbing bankers will be removed following complaints that it resembles the anti-Semitic propaganda of Nazi Germany. The provocative painting has appeared on a wall in the predominantly Muslim area of Brick Lane in East London, once a thriving Jewish community. The mural, by international graffiti artist Mear One, shows moustachioed and hooked-nosed bankers huddled around ... more »

World War on Women

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 3 hours ago
Women's rights are in peril again -- now in the UK too. The new Minister for *Women*, Maria Miller, who has the gall to call herself 'a very modern feminist', wants to lower the legal abortion limit from 24 to 20 weeks. Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May also back a reduction to 20 weeks. And now the new Minister of Health, Jeremy Hunt, is going even further. He wants to lower the limit to 12 weeks. Note that this Minister of *Health* backs homeopathy, or as a science blogger put it, 'he believes in magic'. And of course there, as here, women's rights ar... more »

NRC Whistleblower Claims Flood Threat to Nuclear Plants Censored by Regulators

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Flood Threat To Nuclear Plants Covered Up By Regulators, NRC Whistleblower Claims http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/14/flood-threat-nuclear-plants-nrc_n_1885598.html *The Fort Calhoun nuclear facility in Nebraska was surrounded by rising floodwaters from the nearby Missouri River last year. * [Excerpted] In a letter submitted Friday afternoon to internal investigators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a whistleblower engineer within the agency accused regulators of deliberately covering up information relating to the vulnerability of U.S. nuclear power facilities that sit ... more »

New Form Bill Includes "Monsanto Rider"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love By Corey Hill, Yes! Magazine 05 October 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/13820-a-farm-bill-only-monsanto-could-love [Excerpted] What's the big deal with the new bill? Most importantly, the House version of the 2012 Farm Bill contains three industry-friendly provisions, numbered 10011, 10013, and 10014. Collectively, they have come to be known as the "Monsanto Rider," and the name is entirely appropriate. If passed, this bill would make it more difficult to stem the tide of GMO foods hitting store shelves. These three prov... more »

Latest stories Mark Bridger Charged With April Jones' Murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
*Mark Bridger has been charged with the murder and abduction of missing five-year-old April Jones. * The announcement was made ahead of a news conference led by Dyfed Powys Police and the Crown Prosecution Service in Aberystwyth. Mr Bridger has also been charged with perverting the course of justice. He will be held in custody until he appears in court at Aberystwyth Justice Centre on Monday. Iwan Jenkins of the Crown Prosecution Service said: "Having carried out a detailed review of the evidence gathered so far by Dyfed Powys police I have come to the conclusion there is sufficien... more »

deal with it

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Paul Glastris gets modern history right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 4 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012* *A liberal reclaiming the truth:* Paul Glastris is editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. In a fleeting brush with greatness, we met him once long ago. Update: As he watched Wednesday night’s debate, Glastris saw some of the same things we did. In this passage, he refers to his comments about the debate for the BBC: GLASTRIS (10/4/12): I also said that it was simply difficult to argue with an opponent who is engaging in the level of factual mendacity we saw out of Romney, and that *last night reminded me of the first debate between Al Gore and Geor... more »

The gadget Show's Suzy Perry caught stripping on camera

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
Yes I think it's a setup too!

our children

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
"Saturno" - by Goya When we put profit above life, we are feeding on our children.

Electron's electric quadrupole moment

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 4 hours ago
*If you think something is badly wrong with the title, we're on the same frequency* I've answered over 1,000 questions at Physics Stack Exchange, many of them are interesting, most of them show some elementary misconceptions among the laymen, but only some of them show that there exist insanely wrong papers in the literature. The latter category usually covers topics that have been discussed on this blog many times. A new category of such questions was opened by Grant Teply who asked the following question today: I understand an electric quadrupole moment is forbidden in the stan... more »

Why Obama Was Debate Distracted? (Smiley Face Explained)

And a war president is never defeated. Thus the nodding odd smiling gaze. Turkey Plays Lee Harvey for NATO Plotters By Michael Collins - Posted on 06 October 2012 (Washington, DC 10/6) The United States and European Union are setting the stage for a Syrian invasion. (Image) Turkey is the fall guy. The Turkish parliament provided Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan with a broad authorization "to

Hsiao and Hsiao Score in The Diplomat

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*A load of persimmons on its way to market.* The Diplomat hosts another good piece by Russell Hsiao and Michael Hsiao.... While such official statements reflect the different interpretations of the “status quo” between Washington and Beijing, such ambiguity does not necessarily serve U.S. interests in the long term since it is based on a flawed premise guiding Washington’s views of cross-Strait relations. These scales are preventing policymakers in Washington from shaping a course of action in the Taiwan Strait which could be more conducive to its values and interests in the regio... more »

Corrupt Corporate Owned Big Media Pretends There's Only Two People Running For President

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 5 hours ago
(Above left: the CPD's ROMBAMANEY corporate candidate. Above right: shut out of the debates 3rd party candidates actually on the ballot running for president. This is UN-AMERICAN, UN-DEMOCRATIC, and PROOF we need "SEPARATION OF BUSINESS & STATE"!!!) We always talk about "SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE", what we really need is "SEPARATION OF BUSINESS & STATE". If big corporations control our government and you claim you hate the government, did it cross your mind you really hate CORPORATIONS? There IS NO GOVERNMENT, if corporations control the government! Here we have "The Presid... more »

Saturday morning toon

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 5 hours ago
Found on the Facebook this morning. A great David Horsey cartoon.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Brees: No better time for Saints to face Bolts* *Saints still have confidence in run game in spite of problems so far ~WWL * *Venezuelans In Fla. Must Cast Ballots In New Orleans ~Greg Allen, WWNO* *The First People’s Convention of New Orleans Oct. 27th*

Announcement: The Duck of Minerva is Moving

Dan Nexon at The Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Howdy! * * *We are in the process of a long-delayed WordPress migration*. It turns out Laura Sjoberg is pretty handy with the coding, and so she's doing a ton of work to make sure this goes as smoothly as possible. *There will be no substantive content updates this weekend, and we do not expect any until the migration is complete.* Thanks to all our sharp-witted, incisive, and supportive readers. We will do our best to make the readership experience as seamless as possible, but we do expect some hiccups. *We will keep you all posted. *

Abu Hamza arrives in the United States to face terror charges

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Abu Hamza, the notorious hook-handed radical cleric, arrived in the United States early on Saturday to face terror charges after he was extradited from Britain along with four other suspects.* The US attorney office in New York said Hamza was expected to face a judge in New York within 24 hours after civilian US jets flew him to America hours after he lost his long legal battle to stay in Britain. He arrived at Westchester County Airport, New York State, at about 2.30am local time. Hamza was expected to be briefly presented before US Magistrate Judge Frank Maas on Saturday. On Tue... more »

Blitzer, Burnett and the undecideds!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 6 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012* *Deeply, horrendously awful:* On Wednesday night, Erin Burnett watched the presidential debate with a group of undecided voters. How horrible is our political culture? At one point, Burnett described the moments in the debate these voters objected to most. Host Wolf Blitzer said these were “the low points in the debate for President Obama and Governor Romney.” Standing among her undecideds, Burnett began with a statement by Obama. His statement was perfectly accurate: BURNETT (10/3/12): Now let's get to some of the lows, Wolf. *And there were a couple ... more »

Pain At The Pump: Gas Prices Continue To Rise

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Gas prices seem to be climbing by the second, setting unwanted records, angering drivers and even causing closures at some pumps.* Gas prices shot up 19.2 cents overnight Thursday. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in L.A. County was $4.58 on Friday, the highest figure since 2008. In Orange County, the average is up 20 cents to $4.53, while in the Inland Empire, it's up to $4.48. In Ventura County, the average price per gallon is $4.54. The price increases could continue for weeks and the average might even break the $5 mark, according to ... more »

Jobs Report Met with Skepticism

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*This morning's jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is being met with skepticism. The report found that, from August to September, the unemployment rate dropped from just above 8 percent to 7.8 percent.* In fact, when Labor Secretary Hilda Solis appeared on CNBC this morning, the first two questions for her were whether the books have been cooked: Read More

Congo Fever: Man Dies In London Hospital

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*A 38-year-old man being treated for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has died.* The man had recently returned home to the UK and was being treated in complete isolation after being admitted to Gartnavel General Hospital's Brownlee Centre in Glasgow, less than three hours after arriving in Scotland. He was then transferred to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Tests revealed he flew into Scotland from Dubai, though his journey originated in the Afghan capital, Kabul. It was the first recorded case of the deadly disease in the ... more »

FBI: Border shooting likely 'friendly fire'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*(CNN) -- This week's fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and the wounding of another in Arizona was likely the result of friendly fire, the FBI said late Friday.* "While it is important to emphasize that the FBI's investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie, 30, and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents," James Turgal, special agent in charge of the FBI's Phoenix division, said in a statement. "At the a... more »

U.S. official: 2 Tunisians questioned about deadly Benghazi attack on U.S. Consulate

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*(CNN) -- There is a connection between two Tunisians detained for questioning in Turkey and the attack on an American Consulate in Libya that left four dead, the U.S. defense chief said.* "We know there is some connection but, frankly, we really don't have all the specifics," Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told reporters Friday. The Tunisians -- who had been on a watch list provided by the United States to Turkish authorities -- are being questioned at the request of the United States, said a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation. They entered Turkey this week. FBI... more »

US Prepares for Overthrow of Venezuela

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
*Rigged polling, coordinated Western propaganda campaign, and open conspiracy to install Henrique Capriles Radonski as head of new Western client-regime. * Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* *Image: CFR's "Center for Preventative Action's" Contingency Planning Memo #6 is in reality a blueprint for meddling in Venezuela's elections and providing a framework to further undermine the government of President Hugo Chavez should he win another term in office. The .pdf can be found archived here**. **The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a think tank representing the collective interests ... more »

Thousands rally for political change in Jordan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*Amman, Jordan (CNN) -- Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Amman, Jordan, Friday to demand political change.* The demonstration came less than a day after King Abdullah II dissolved the country's parliament and called for early elections close to the new year. The peaceful rally called for constitutional reforms, with protesters complaining that the king has too much power. They demanded that representatives be able to run for election in a democratic system rather than be under his control. "Whoever (is) corrupted is the enemy of God," they chanted, waving Jordanian flag... more »

South African company fires 12,000 striking miners

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*(CNN) -- South African mining giant Anglo-American Platinum said Friday that it has fired about 12,000 striking workers who declined to attend disciplinary hearings.* Workers at the company's Rustenburg, South Africa, mine have been on strike for three weeks. The company called for disciplinary hearings for the strikers, and those who attended were informed of the outcomes Friday. Those who did not attend were fired, the company said. "Despite the company's repeated calls for employees to return to work, we have continued to experience attendance levels of less than 20%. Currently... more »

Faith groups launch campaign to counter controversial 'Defeat Jihad' ad

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*New York (CNN) -- Jewish and Christian groups have unveiled three separate ad campaigns to counter what they claim is hateful speech toward Muslims contained within an advertisement posted at some New York City subway stations.* The new ads tout religious tolerance and offer support to the Muslim community. "Help stop bigotry against our Muslim neighbors," reads one. "Support peace in word and deed," reads another. The campaigns are in response to a controversial "Defeat Jihad" ad that is displayed in 10 of the city's more than 400 subway stations. It reads: "In any war between t... more » 

EU braced for budget fight with UK.....That is if Cameron can find his backbone

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*(Financial Times) -- Brussels is bracing itself for a battle with David Cameron as fears grow that the British prime minister will block a proposed €1tn seven-year spending plan and push for a two-tier EU budget.* Mr Cameron is understood to be interested in Brussel's longer-term plan of a separate spending programme for the eurozone, with UK and European officials considering a compromise that would see the EU budget split in two -- marking a further acceleration towards a divided Europe. "This idea is gaining momentum," said a British official. "It could mean restraint in the ov... more »

Libyan troops surround pro-Gadhafi stronghold in wake of fighter's death

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
* Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Libyan troops are surrounding the city of Bani Walid, awaiting orders to enter what had been a stronghold for late dictator Moammar Gadhafi as those inside appeal to the international community for help.* Massoud al-Waer, a local official, told CNN late Friday that Bani Walid was under siege with no food or fuel able to get in, nor even fresh oxygen for its main hospital. The standoff -- and possible military offensive -- stems from the death of a Libyan revolutionary fighter from Misrata credited with capturing Gadhafi last year. Omran Shaaban and two o... more »

North Korean soldier shoots comrades, defects to South

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(CNN) -- A North Korean soldier on guard duty at the border dividing the two Koreas defected, telling authorities who received him in the South that he killed his superiors before fleeing across the Military Demarcation Line. * South Korean soldiers at their guard posts reported hearing gunfire before he crossed into the South shortly after noon local time, according to a news release from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Soldiers in the South took the defector in on their side of the border and brought him to a safe place for questioning then tightened security in the area. ... more »

$1 billion project to reach Earth's mantle

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Humans have reached the moon and are planning to return samples from Mars, but when it comes to exploring the land deep beneath our feet, we have only scratched the surface of our planet.* This may be about to change with a $1 billion mission to drill 6 km (3.7 miles) beneath the seafloor to reach the Earth's mantle -- a 3000 km-thick layer of slowly deforming rock between the crust and the core which makes up the majority of our planet -- and bring back the first ever fresh samples. It could help answer some of our biggest questions about the origins and evolution of Ea... more »

New Study: Mother’s BPA Consumption Caused Son’s Overactive Thyroid

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
Lisa Garber The University of California, Berkley has released a new study linking a mother’s bisphenol-A (BPA) consumption with her newborn son’s thyroid problems. “This is one more study in the accumulating evidence that taking steps to avoid BPA would be prudent,” says Tracey Woodruff, director of the University of California, San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. Though she was not involved in the study, she cited the study’s examination of BPA’s effect on pregnant women as especially critical. *BPA Exposure Leading to Overactive Thyroid* Study... more »

30%... 47%... Ryan Also Asserted 60% of Americans Are "Takers Not Makers"-- What The Hell Is HE?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Outside of the states that have yet to reconcile themselves with the Emancipation Proclamation and the outcome of the Civil War, most of America, as reflected in the polls, has come to the conclusion that the snake oil the Republican Party has been peddling is just plain toxic. And it was helpful when Romney brought a previously obscure Wisconsin congressman to the national stage to rub that in. There's no Republican worse than Paul Ryan and if you've been reading *DWT* before today, you probably know that's been one of our themes for the past 6 years. That the DCCC gave him a fre... more »

Fighting Cancer: Another Study Reveals the Cannabis and Cancer Link

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter Does marijuana cause cancer? Revealing the link between cannabis and cancer yet again, researchers with the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have released findings that further bolster cannabis as an anti-cancer solution. The researchers have found a compound in the much-talked-about plant could “halt the spread” of many types of aggressive cancers, including breast cancer. *The Cannabis and Cancer Link* Cannabidiol is the compound, and while it fights cancer cells, it does not produce the high feelings commonly associated with cannabis. Inste... more »

When Two Tribes Go To War

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 7 hours ago
We have seen the significant legal bills that publishing is now having to stomach and now more often than not are pitted against organisations with significant ‘war chests’ and deep pockets. However these pale into chump change when you look at the patent battles between the technology giants. Samsung Galaxy family of smartphones and tablets are now a serious threat to Apple they are starting to gain a quiet momentum to dominate the market. Remember RIM (Blackberry), Nokia, Sony Ericson, HTC? They have all challenged but in the end failed to deliver that extra piece and take the ma... more »

Western Propagandists Attempt to Trigger Catastrophic Turkish-Syrian War

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 7 hours ago
Bloomberg, Guardian, Ynet, all air unconfirmed report on "agreement" for Turkish-Syrian "buffer zone." *by Tony Cartalucci * *October 6, 2012* - Bloomberg, Guardian, Ynet, and others are all posting in their headlines an identical unconfirmed report that Turkey and Syria have "agreed" to establish a 6 mile wide "buffer zone" running the length of the Turkish-Syrian border. The report states specifically (emphasis added): The Syrian government has told its military to keep aircraft at least six miles (10 kilometers) from Turkey’s borders after a deadly shelling incident left five... more »

DRONE Webseries, Ep. 4/4: The Experiment Concludes

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
Nicholas West This four-part webseries posted to YouTube HERE, began in part 1 as humanoid robot soldiers begin to redefine the landscape of the battlefield in 2023 ... and one of them is on the run. In part 2, we caught a glimpse of the human programmer behind unit 237 and the commander who wonders how a robot can make the decision to run. Part 3 continued to explore the connection between the programmer and the robot that he has evidently worked to set free, which put him on a corrupt commander's kill list. Now as the series concludes in part 4, the central issue moves from who ... more »

More people affected with rare meningitis

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Oct. 6 - The number of people affected with a rare form of meningitis has gone up. Julie Noce reports.* * ** *

New Study Confirms GMO Crops Causing More Pesticide Use, Superweeds

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
Lisa Garber Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) require more pesticide use on crops, say the authors of a 16-year studypublished in Environmental Sciences Europe. According to the researchers, 527 million pounds of a toxic herbicide have inundated farmlands since 1996. What’s more, this abhorrent amount is much greater than that promised by Monsanto, which claims that GM crops require smaller doses of herbicides like the company’s best-selling Roundup Ready. This study found, however, that although farmers did reduce Roundup Ready use by 2 percent between 1996 and 1999, herbi... more »

Pope Benedict's former butler convicted, sentenced to 18 months jail

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict's former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months in prison on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See.* A Vatican spokesman said the pope, who reigns as a supreme monarch in the world's smallest city-state, would "most likely" pardon Paolo Gabriele, which would mean he would not have to serve his sentence. The court delivered its verdict after two hours of deliberations and closing arguments by the prosecution and the defense. Gabriele had adm... more »

U.S., South Korea to forge joint response to North's missile force

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The United States and South Korea are set to announce this weekend a joint response to the perceived threat from North Korea's growing ballistic missile force, according to a State Department notice to U.S. lawmakers on Friday.* A senior U.S. congressional aide said he understood that the two countries have agreed to a watershed deal under which Seoul may develop missiles capable of hitting any part of the North from anywhere in the South. The notice, obtained by Reuters, said the United States and South Korea had been discussing "counter-measures" as an alliance to th... more »

Turkey strikes back at Syria after Erdogan warning

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Turkey returned fire after a mortar bomb shot from Syria landed in a field in southern Turkey on Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Damascus Turkey would not shy away from war if provoked.* It was the fourth day of Turkish strikes in retaliation for mortar bombs and shelling by Syrian forces that killed five Turkish civilians further east on Wednesday. The strikes and counter-strikes are the most serious cross-border violence in Syria's conflict, which began as a democracy uprising but has evolved into a civil war with sectarian overtones. Th... more »

This GMO Farmer Supports Labeling

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
*Activist Post* Troy Roush is a fifth-generation corn and soybean farmer in Indiana, whose love for farming stems from years of hard work. Yet something differentiates Troy from the farmers who came before him: The crops he grows are genetically engineered. What makes Troy's story – and this new video – so powerful is that he supports labeling genetically engineered foods. Troy believes that consumers should be able to make an informed decision each time they go to the grocery store and that they have a right to know about their food, and what they’re feeding their families. He b... more »

Foxconn denies China iPhone plant hit by strike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Foxconn, the Taiwanese made-to-order electronics giant that assembles Apple Inc's products, denied reports that a plant in China was crippled by a strike, saying on Saturday that its production is on schedule at an important time for Apple.* The report of a strike issued by China Labor Watch, a New York-based advocacy group, came weeks after Apple kicked off its largest-ever global rollout for the new iPhone 5 smartphone. Apple is already struggling with tight availability of the phones in stores, analysts say. The labor group said 3,000 to 4,000 workers went on strike... more »

Another Phony Employment Report

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Dees Illustration Paul Craig Roberts, *Contributor* Today’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 114,000 new jobs in September and a drop in the rate of unemployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. As 114,000 new jobs are not sufficient to stay even with population growth, the drop in the unemployment rate is the result of not counting discouraged workers who are defined away as “not in the labor force.” According to the BLS, “In September, 2.5 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force.” These individuals “wanted and were available for work,” but “they ... more » 

Mammograms Linked To An Epidemic of Misdiagnosed Cancers

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* For most of the twentieth century, mastectomy was the first line treatment for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), and younger patients were more likely to undergo the procedure. Even after lumpectomy and radiotherapy were shown to be at least as effective for invasive cancer as mastectomy, still in 2002, 26% of DCIS patients were still receiving mastectomy.1 The most common scenario today following diagnosis of DCIS is for the oncologist to recommend lumpectomy, followed by radiation and hormone suppressive therapies such as Arimidexand Tamoxifen. The problem... more »

Religious radicalism: The real danger of cancelling prison chaplains

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
It seems, despite some minor damage control comments directed at the Jewish community, that the federal government is getting rid of non Christian chaplains in federal prisons. Volunteer chaplains can still do prison visits but chaplains paid for and approved by the federal government will now be Christian. Now, a Christian minister can give comfort to persons of other faiths. Indeed, a Muslim inmate who I worked with became deeply involved in a Church group in prison (and converted at least one other inmate to Islam in the process). Prisoners will still be able to pray. But here... more »

FBI shows off advanced cameras to arrest a man with a laser pointer

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
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Was Hillary Clinton Involved in Benghazi Attack to Provoke More Bloodshed?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
"We came, we saw, he died" Clinton's cold words when Gaddafi was killed and dragged through the streets. Susanne Posel US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is trying to buy time after having been questioned about the planned attack and coordinated US-sponsored al-Qaeda use to facilitate the murder of the late US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Except, there was no US Embassy in Benghazi. There was a “diplomatic office” or CIA-compound which was burned to the ground. The nearest US Embassy to the area is in Tripoli. Stevens, hardly being a US Ambassador, but rather a gunrun... more »

Drug Squad Raids Suburban Garden, Mistakes Daisies for Pot

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
J.G. Vibes As I have explained in many previous articles, the war on drugs is a total fraud and the world would be a lot better off if there were not prohibitions on objects or nonviolent actions. One of the most ridiculous things about the war on drugs, especially in regards to the prohibition of marijuana, is the fact that at the end of the day it’s just a plant. If you really think about it, we have come to a very strange place in society when plants are illegal. The idea of banning plants looks even more ridiculous when a swat team shows up with a warrant to dig up and con... more »

The Two Labor Market Surveys

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 8 hours ago
If you go to the recent release from the BLS, you can find these two sentences a few paragraphs apart: Total employment rose by 873,000 in September. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 114,000 in September. To a layman, this may seem confusing. The first statement suggests a robust labor market, the second a more lackluster one. What is going on? The issue is that there are two surveys. The first estimate of employment comes from the survey of households; the second is from the survey of establishments. I thought readers might like to hear what my favorite intermedia... more »

William Herskowitz: New Yorker, Fired by Hotel in Israel, Kills Co-Worker

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*JERUSALEM — A New York man who was fired from a hotel in the Israeli resort city of Eilat on Thursday returned there on Friday morning and opened fire amid a crowd of tourists, then killed a kitchen worker before being shot to death by police officers, the authorities said.* The gunman, William Herskowitz, a 23-year-old potter from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., had arrived in Israel on Aug. 27 for a five-month program known as Masa that combines travel and Hebrew study with internships, in this case in hotels in Eilat, a Red Sea port. Yuval Arad, a spokesman for the program, said Mr. Hersko... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*In Italy, students protesting against the country's austerity programme have clashed with riot police in Rome, Milan and Turin today. * Thousands of people took part carrying banners. One slogan read: No to the Crisis and Austerity! Let's take back our Schools and Cities! The demonstrations were focused on Mario Monti's recent cuts to local government spending and his freeze on public sector hiring, as well as cuts made by his predecessor, Silvio Berlusconi. Scuffles broke out at several cities. AFP reports that four officers were lightly injured in Rome, and five students injured ... more »

Athens: Social Meltdown

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Athens: Social Meltdown from Ross Domoney on Vimeo.

Mass Protests planned as Angela Merkel heads to Greece

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Angela Merkel is to visit Greece next week - her first visit since the eurozone crisis began.* The German government announced this morning that chancellor Merkel will fly to Athens on Tuesday for talks with prime minister Samaras. The pair will discuss the situation in Greece and across the eurozone. Steffen Seibert, Merkel's spokesman, said: It is a trip that, of course, happens [against] the backdrop of this very difficult situation that Greece is going through right now, the massive adjustment and reform measures that have shaped Greece for the last two years. Seibert also s... more »

Pakistan: Imran Khan leads anti-drone march

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Pakistani politician, Imran Khan, is leading a “peace march” into the dangerous FATA region of the country this weekend, in protest against US drone strikes in the area.* The former national cricket captain has echoed other critics who claim the strikes are counterproductive, as they kill civilians and encourage militancy, and called for them to be withdrawn. “All we want is a change of strategy. A dialogue, a peace process starting, exactly what happened in Northern Ireland. No one wanted to talk to the IRA, but eventually there was a political settlement,” he said. Dozens of Br... more »

Turkey 'responds to fresh Syrian mortar fire'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Turkey has fired into Syria for a fourth day after a Syrian mortar landed near a Turkish village, reports say.* Turkish troops responded immediately after the mortar landed near the village of Guvecci in Hatay province, according to Turkey's Anadolu Agency. Turkey has been firing into Syria since Syrian mortar fire killed five Turkish civilians on Wednesday. It was the first time Turkey has taken military action across the border since the Syrian uprising began. Early on Saturday, the Anadolu Agency said the Syrian mortar had landed over the border during intense fighting between... more »

Warsaw street partially collapses

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*A street in central Warsaw has partially collapsed during the construction of a subway line, with builders pumping hundreds of tons of cement under it to keep nearby buildings upright.* A water pipeline leaked early today near a station being built on the Warsaw subway's second line. A few dozen metres of asphalt sank and an office building and an apartment building nearby shifted slightly, forcing the evacuation of about 100 residents. It is the second leak to hit the new subway line. In August, the construction of a station on the Vistula River was halted by an unexpected leak... more »

Hundreds of birds die as they smash into car, Austria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Hundreds of starlings died when a flock rammed a terrified motorist's car head on as he sped down a motorway in Sattledt, Austria.* The bizarre attack came as the huge swarm of birds were flying in quickly changing formation above the highway. "My girlfriend said she saw the birds flying very low towards us. Suddenly they just flew straight into our car," said driver Andreas Chiste. "It was like something from the movie, The Birds. It was as if they meant to hit them," added one fellow motorist. Experts reckon the birds would have hit the Skoda with a combined impact of close to ... more »

Nine people taken to hospital after chemical leak near Winchester

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*NINE people were taken to hospital after being harmed by fumes at a laboratory near Winchester.* The staff at a laboratory were injured in a major incident in Sparrowgrove, Otterbourne. They suffered poisoning from hydrogen sulphide and were taken to hospital as a precaution. It is thought the incident was sparked when a laboratory test went wrong at around 2.30pm on Wednesday. The laboratory is operated by Eurofins Environmental Testing in a building rented from Southern Water. A specialist ‘haz mat’ team from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called in along with crews f... more » 


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Hundreds of firefighters and residents are battling to contain several bushfires on the New South Wales central coast.* Helicopters are being sent out to water bomb the blazes at Lobster Beach and Pretty Beach at Gosford. The fires have so far burnt through 90 hectares of bushland, and authorities are still trying to bring them under control. Brendan Doyle from the RFS says the change in weather overnight has helped firefighters with their back-burning operations. "We've seen a drop in temperature overnight and that is supposed to be expected to remain throughout the weekend," he... more »

UK Congo Fever: Two Airline Passengers Monitored

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Health experts treating a man with a potentially deadly viral disease are monitoring two people who they say sat near him on a plane.* The 38-year-old patient remains in a critical condition after contracting Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) - a tick-borne condition which is fatal in around a third of cases. It is the first recorded case of the disease in the UK, according to the Health Protection Agency. The man was diagnosed with the infectious disease when he flew into Glasgow on Tuesday from a Dubai stopover. His journey originated in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Concer... more »

French Anti-Terror Operation - 1 Man Shot Dead by the Police

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*One person has died after an anti-terrorist operation in the French city of Strasbourg, according to reports. * The man was shot and fatally wounded on Saturday in the northeast French city while he was being arrested, a source close to the inquiry said. According to initial reports, the man shot at police who returned fire. According to a judicial source, the operation was part of the investigation into an incident on September 19 when "a minimally powerful explosive" was hurled into a Kosher grocery store in Sarcelles, in the Paris suburbs. The incident left one person slightly i... more »

Cleric Abu Hamza Extradited From UK

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Radical cleric Abu Hamza has arrived in America after he was extradited from Britain along with four terror suspects. * He and the other men - Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdul Bary, Syed Ahsan and Khalid al Fawwaz - were flown to the States on board two planes which left a military airbase in Suffolk late on Friday. The suspects had made challenges against removal from the UK, which were rejected by two High Court judges in London hours earlier. Speaking ahead of their arrival in New York, Home Secretary Theresa May told Sky News: "Obviously I am very pleased that we have managed to extrad... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 11 hours ago
*Sir Jimmy Savile's nephew was taken by Savile to child abuse parties.* "He said children as young as ten would disappear into bedrooms with men...". "Guy Marsden was just 13 when 'Uncle Jimmy' took him to a wealthy celebrity's house in London in 1967 for the first of many sordid social gatherings. *Photo - Haut de la Garenne, visited by Savile *(First pictures inside 'Colditz' care home as police find secret) "Over the next 18 months, Guy and his friends went to numerous 'parties' where he believes men sexually abused girls and boys as young as ten." Savile was at many of these... more »

Access Now Request: Stop Cyber Martial Law

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
Source: https://www.accessnow.org/ The Philippines battle another Martial Law3 October 2012 | by *Access Policy Team**Guest post by Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism * A new law called the Cybercrime Prevention Act has been passed in the Philippines. Although it claims to protect the people from cyber crimessuch as cyber bullying, many have found loopholes in the newly signed law that will curtail the freedom of speech of Filipinos. It is to be enacted today, October 3. With the Cybercrime Prevention Act, where libel is considered a criminal act, a simple comment a... more »

The Health Impacts of Aspartame with James Turner

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
October 4, 2012 Aspartame comes from genetically engineered microorganisms. The health impacts are infamous. Jim Turner is a world expert, and his story of how this drug-turned sweetener was approved is both typical and horrific. *Source:* *http://www.responsibletechnology.org/*  Source of Picture: http://www.frescohealth.com/archives/212

Will the Country that Gave the World Democracy, Lose Its Own?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
The prime minister of Greece warns his country is on the verge of becoming the next Wiemar Republic. Antonis Samaras is appealing for funds to fend off the outright collapse of Greek society. "*Greek democracy stands before what is perhaps its greatest challenge," Samaras told the German business daily Handelsblatt in an interview published hours before the announcement in Berlin that Angela Merkel will fly to Athens next week for the first time since the outbreak of the crisis. * *Resorting to highly unusual language for a man who weighs his words carefully, the 61-year-old polit... more »

Files from the You-Heard-It-Here Department

david at Alberta Diary - 13 hours ago
Jeffrey Simpson of the Globe and Mail tries to remember when he first thought that thought. High-profile national prognosticators may not appear exactly as illustrated. “It’s semi-official: The Enbridge Northern Gateway project is kaput!” – David J. Climenhaga, Alberta Diary, July 19, 2012 “You heard it here: Northern Gateway’s dead” – Jeffery Simpson, The Globe ... more »

Monsanto's Nightmare is Real

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
I do suspect that the results are very negative for Round up while plausibly neutral for GMO grains. Yet that is merely a conjecture that can be sorted out through experimental rigor. In the meantime, Monsanto knows that it is in a real fight now to the death and it will spell the dissolution of Monsanto before it is over. It is really that serious. To start with the results are extremely damaging. Secondly it is blindingly clear that the Monsanto research has been obviously been gamed in full awareness that the later results would be bad. No scientist is going to... more »

Nunavat's Ancient Life

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
One aspect of this problem suggests itself to me. It is that the elimination of sea ice will allow a robust growing season as both the surface water could quickly warm and the atmosphere as well. It is quite different that the actual tree line controlled by elevation. The fact remains that warm conditions must be available for long enough, yet twenty four hour sunlight picks it up pretty quick. It also sounds like this all occurred pre Ice Age so no significant ice may even have existed. Certainly we have evidence of that and migration could deal with the critters in... more »

Sasquatch Sighted in the Barrens

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
This is a rather important sighting simply because it confirms the extreme northern reach of the Sasquatch even into the barren lands. The town of Akulivik is in the far north well away from the tree line. Most likely, the creature was simply following the caribou herds at this time of year and was caught traversing open country. In case you have not noticed, something has happened in the Sasquatch world. Witnesses are now been listened too by the mainstream media. Perhaps the sheer weight of legitimate sightings finally got to them. In this case, we have surprised w... more »

Gross Sea Temperature Hits High on NE Continental Shelf

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
This conforms to the larger injection of warm waters into the Arctic over the past forty years. This means a declining draw down of heat in the near shore as the build up continues. Thus a warmer near shore. In the event, it is driving fish stocks northward in search of colder waters. At least the signal is robust and unequivocal. Of course it will be labeled a result of global warming. Again this all marks a shift of heat from the Southern Hemisphere into the north Atlantic. It must be also noted that a minor variation in the Circumpolar current is quite able to ... more »

the DONATE button keeps the Free Planet blog advert free.

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 13 hours ago
if just TEN PERCENT of the 30,000+ Unique Visitors this blog receives *every month* since the start of 2012 had donated just £1.00 or €1.00 or $1.00, I would have been able to... - work full-time researching Free Planet topics and writing the Free Planet novel series. - offer real payment to Guest Bloggers. - pay for business trips to interview like-minded inventors. - expand the readership of Free Planet to bring you more of the truth you rely upon. - set up the Free Planet Institute of Creativity, Passion and Kinship. Just ten percent of the regular readersh... more »

A Hedge Fund Has Physically Taken Control Of A Ship Belonging To Argentina's Navy

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 13 hours ago
http://goo.gl/xN7 *A Hedge Fund Has Physically Taken Control Of A Ship Belonging To Argentina's Navy* By Joe Weisenthal Oct. 4, 2012, 5:28 AM Wikimedia Commons The above ship is the ARA Libertad, a training ship owned by the Argentine navy. And now it's been seized. By a hedge fund. While it was docked in Ghana. Why? Because Argentina is in a long legal battle with the hedge fund Elliott Capital Management, which has been trying for years and years to get Argentina to pay a 2001 bond it owes in full. Because recently won a court judgment saying that Argentina owes it money, ... more »

Climate sensitivities in various papers

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Anthony Watts discusses a new paper by M.W. Asten in *Climate of the Past*that estimates the sensitivity – warming induced by a doubling of CO 2 in the atmosphere – as 1.1 ± 0.4 °C from oxygen-18 in microfossils. The paper also contains a fun list of values of climate sensitivity estimated in various papers published between 2004 and 2012. I will sort the table from the "most alarming" median values to the least alarming ones. If a median value isn't listed, I will take the average of the low and high values and write it in brackets instead. The sensitivities are expressed in °C... more » 

Sask NDP Leadership Race Heats Up Over Erin Weir's Small Business Tax Proposal

leftdog at Buckdog - 14 hours ago
*"Provincial NDP leader-ship candidate Erin Weir says he would like to see major changes to how small businesses are taxed in Saskatchewan, but a couple of his opponents argue in favour of the status quo. "* * **The basic philosophy behind today's announcement is replacing a no-strings-attached corporate tax break with more targeted tax measures," Weir said Thursday in Regina. * * **Weir noted the current system allows Canadian-controlled private corporations to pay a provincial tax rate of two per cent, instead of 12 per cent, on Saskatchewan profits up to $500,000. "* * **This mea... more »

But what has it got in its pocketses, eh?

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 16 hours ago
You all know how much I love a good conspiracy theory and Romney's cheat sheet is a great one. The campaign swears it was a handkerchief Mitt threw on the podium at the first debate. But it surely is a little weird that it bounced that hard when it hit the wood. And what did Romney try to put in his breast pocket after the debate was over? It does seem odd that it wouldn't fit. Of course, it's not something that can ever be proven. Much like the mysterious lump in George W's jacket back in 04, we'll never know for sure. But it's certainly not beyond the pale to believe Romney is ca... more »

A Party of All the Talents #LibzConf2012

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 16 hours ago
* Here's what I said to the #LibzConf2012 conference this morning*. Good morning everyone. My name is Peter. And I am a Recovering Libertarian. It began for me around 30 years ago. It started small. Just me and a few grams of Ayn Rand. But pretty soon I found myself with fellow addicts, gathering together to drink in John Locke, imbibe Thomas Jefferson, and to snort FA Hayek. 17 years ago we met in a small smoke-filled room to set about spreading our addiction. We had big plans for Project Libertarianz. We met, and we plotted, and we set out to make a revoluti... more »

Urban Gadabout: For NY-ers, it's Open House New York Weekend AND What's Out There Weekend, plus catching up with Justin Ferate

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*My basic principle regarding Justin Ferate's tours is that if Justin thinks someplace is worth going, as long as my schedule permits, I'm going with him. (See below for an update.* *by Ken* *SUNDAY CLASSICS PREVIEW NOTE* Because of the remarkable doings on top for New Yorkers this weekend, I've pushed this week's Sunday Classics preview back to *tomorrow at 6pm PT*. We'll be setting the stage for Sunday's post, the next in the series devoted to the story of Manon Lescaut and the Chévalier des Grieux -- bringing us closer to the destruction, not just of the relationship, but of t... more »

White Flash on Fukushima TBS-JNN Cam

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 16 hours ago
It is my opinion that Fukushima is in NO way contained: The link was posted by WideAwake at Enenews Wideawake: I think R1 glowing' and what you can see is inside, through tent. This was last vid, cut to 1min 44! before jnn/tbs cam showed "an error occured"!..it shows a flash (white screen out) at 1.39 in. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/77637499/oct%205%20white%20flash%2016.28%2017.28jst.PNG5 Oct 17:28-18:28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bnW0WYH6u0&feature=plcp

Monitoring the Recovery

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 16 hours ago

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Thought Museum”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Thought Museum” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlLRw6OBqMQ&feature=g-vrec

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“Sprawling across almost 200 light-years, emission nebula IC 1805 is a mix of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds. Derived from its Valentine's-Day-approved shape, its nickname is the Heart Nebula. *Click image for larger size. * About 7,500 light-years away in the Perseus spiral arm of our galaxy, stars were born in IC 1805. In fact, near the cosmic heart's center are the massive hot stars of a newborn star cluster also known as Melotte 15, about 1.5 million years young. A little ironically, the Heart Nebula is located in the constellation Cassiopeia. From Greek mythol... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Mysteries, Yes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Mysteries, Yes"* "Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood. How grass can be nourishing in the mouths of the lambs. How rivers and stones are forever in allegiance with gravity, while we ourselves dream of rising. How two hands touch and the bonds will never be broken. How people come, from delight or the scars of damage, to the comfort of a poem. Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads." - Mary Oliver, "Evidence"


KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago

Radical Cleric Abu Hamza Deported From Britain

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
Radical cleric Abu Hamza is expected to arrive in the United States today after he was deported from Britain along with four other terror suspects. The men were onboard two planes which left a military airbase in Suffolk late on Friday, Home Secretary Theresa May said. The suspects had made last-ditch challenges against removal from the UK, which were rejected by two High Court judges in London hours earlier. Speaking after the US-bound flights had taken off, Mrs May said: "I can confirm that tonight two planes have left RAF Mildenhall to transport Abu Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdu... more »

Cinéma vérité . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 18 hours ago
DEBKAfile is a site that some love to hate, for its unabashedly pro-Israeli orientation. However, there is a report that is worthy of attention without reflexive knee-jerk: "Defecting Iranian cameraman brings CIA priceless film of secret nuclear sites". According to the report, dated October 5:  President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s personal cameraman, Hassan Golkhanban, who defected from his UN

Northerntruthseeker Laid Up For A Few Days...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 19 hours ago
I have been laid up for the last two days with what appears to be either a severe cold, or even Influenza symptoms.... Only now have I actually spent the time to do some reading of what has been really happening in the real world via the alternative media.... It does appear that I caught what ever I am suffering from my son, who caught it himself in his High School. He was sick for 6 days, and I am hoping that I am able to recover much sooner... I am hoping that I am back to my normal self in the next day or two.... I do appreciate everyone's patience. In the meantime, as before,... more »

Funny business

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
*"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog."* *"We worked for hours on this during the practice debates," said the campaign manager Matt Rhoades. "We were, like, 'Mitt, if you find yourself on the verge of saying something true, bite your tongue.'" . . . While Mr. Romney's talent for lying was in evidence during the Republican primary debates, it was nothing like the "mad skills" he displayed Wednesday night, the campaign manager said.* *-- The Borowitz Report for today, "Debate Victory Validates Romney Strategy of Nonstop Lying"* *by Ken* The cartoon above is the "luscious" Pet... more »

Conservatives crack up over unemployment drop

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 19 hours ago
As I said earlier, there was a half-way decent jobs report this morning. Job growth was revised up to a fairly respectable number and more significantly, unemployment claims dropped to a four year low. So the cons went into a major meltdown. They just can't believe after all their hard work at sabotaging the economy, that damn lazy blah POTUS refuses to fail. With former GE CEO (and apparently senile) Jack Welch leading the pack, the internets are swarming with distraught cons darkly muttering about the damned convenience of an emerging gleam of hope of real recovery on the horizon... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 19 hours ago
U.S. proposes ban on polar bear trade [image: A polar bear and her two cubs walk along the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Man., in 2007.]*A polar bear and her two cubs walk along the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Man., in 2007. (Canadian Press)* Related StoriesArviat, Nunavut, resident wants more polar bear tags The United States is again lobbying for an international ban on the trade of polar bear parts, after a previous attempt failed in 2010.

Chet Raymo, "The Darkness Without And The Darkness Within"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"The Darkness Without And The Darkness Within"* by Chet Raymo "The two great themes of John Updike's fiction are sex and religion. For his male protagonists, religion functions mostly as a fence- not to constrain their carnal hankerings, but to make the "grass" looks greener on the other side. Toward the end of "Villages", almost as a throwaway, Updike offers three "evidential arguments" for the truths of Christianity. The first is our wish to live forever, "however tedious the actual experience of eternal consciousness might be." Updike is remarkably well informed about scien... more » 

I'm Not Like My Father - J. Trudeau

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 20 hours ago
When it comes right down to it, Justin Trudeau really has just one thing going for him, his youth. It's sad that he doesn't seem to want that getting in his way. Trudeau showed he's simply a younger version of the traditional, celo-packaged Liberal hack when he hemmed and hawed about Enbridge and the Northern Gateway pipeline. The route is bad, he said. Really, that's it? The route is bad? Trudeau is barely a quarter notch past Ignatieff on that. The route is bad. Trudeau doesn't seem able to discuss the tar sands in the context of fossil fuels and what that's going to mea... more » 

"How Can That Be?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?" - George Carlin

"Habitual Anger: Unblocking the Ally"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Habitual Anger: Unblocking the Ally"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Anger can easily become our go-to emotion; to remedy, start noticing when and why you get angry. Sometimes when we feel anger, it is coming from a deep place that demands acknowledgment and expression. At these times, it is important that we find healthy ways to honor our anger, remembering how dangerous it is to repress it. However, anger can also become a habit, our go-to emotion whenever things go wrong. Often this is because, for whatever reason, we feel more comfortable expressing anger than we do other ... more »

Obama: The Man Who Wasn't There

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Source: The New Yorker*.


noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 21 hours ago
Last night I responded to Chris Selley's tweet promoting his opinion piece in the NatPo. No acknowledgement. So I'll post what I cited in my tweets to him. This jumped out and seemed scientifically incorrect to me; I found stats to challenge it. “It’s a fraught issue, which stirs emotions on each side,” Ms. Newman wrote, in the Telegraph piece that touched off this controversy. “Is it right that we terminate pregnancies, which might, with the medical care now available, result in healthy babies? That "healthy babies" claim sounded suspiciously like the glurging over that pro-lia... more »


Alex Exposes The Covert Financial War Against Iran

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago

"No Wonder..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." - Mark Twain 

"Columbus Day? Thanks, No..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn't have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn't afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property. We didn't know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth. We had no written laws... more » 

Q Day 7: Politician Skills

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 22 hours ago
An anonymous commenter asks: You talk a lot about how being a good President is largely about being a good *politician*. One of the reasons you think Carter was a poor president, I take it, is that he viewed himself as above politics and did not take seriously, once in office, the job of leading his party and fighting partisan battles. That said, my question is this: Did Obama's debate performance on Wednesday change your opinion on him? Joe Klein said something like, it's hard to imagine this Obama (i.e., the debate version) even being able to communicate effectively to do his job... more »

Hessdalen UFO phenomenon in a new light

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 22 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/wDK96oh0jTY More about HERA you'll find here. An overview of the Hessdalen phenomenon is at this link. Here is an Italian scientific source. The Italian Soso Tracker equipment for HERA is described here. Commentary from Dr. Massimo Teodorani. In short: since 1981 the Hessdalen phenomena are with us. They are often described as "Ufo" related, which blurs scientific research and conclusions. However, this 'model'-phenomenon may shed more light on Ufo-sightings elsewhere, requiring far more investigation and far less digital camera fraud. It is a fascinating pheno... more »

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