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Sunday, October 7, 2012

7 October - Blogs I'm Following II

Wadi in Nahal Paran, Negev, Israel.
Wadi in Nahal Paran, Negev, Israel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Zin Valley in the Negev Desert of...
English: The Zin Valley in the Negev Desert of Israel, as seen from the grave of David Ben-Gurion at Midreshet Ben-Gurion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: People nap in the shade at Midreshet ...
English: People nap in the shade at Midreshet Ben Gurion. Located in the Negev desert of Israel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A McDonnell Douglas A-4N Skyhawk of the Israel...
A McDonnell Douglas A-4N Skyhawk of the Israeli Air Force in 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ruins in the Negev desert, Israel
English: Ruins in the Negev desert, Israel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
10:02 pm MDST

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt)

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

How come no one told me how spectacular Season 2 of "Episodes" is? (Thanks, On Demand!)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 minutes ago
*"Okay, fine, I get it!" Matt tells Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig). "You're not supposed to screw your stalker!" (With luck, you may be able to view this brief clip here.)* *by Ken* I know there's a new TV season settling in, but so far I seem to be handling my little corner of it and still found myself looking for new worlds to conquer, and in something close to desperation I clicked onto On Demand's offering of Episode 1 of Season 2 of the Showtime-BBC coproduction *Episodes*. I was astonished. I couldn't believe this was the same show whose first season I'd v... more »

Ron Bradley Is A Coward

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 10 minutes ago
I caught wind over the weekend to another follow up on the bru-ha-ha at the Edmonton Public School Board but wasn't able to get around blogging about it until this evening. Sadly, the principal in question, Ron Bradley lacks the fortitude to stand by his own policy it seems as he has resigned his principalship and taken on another (thankfully) non-teaching position within the board. You can read about the story in the Edmonton Sun and the Vancouver Sun. The sad thing is that this moron (and trust me, this is one of the more polite words I can use) is now in a position of fosterin... more »

Ephemeral asks ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 10 minutes ago
If we root for Al Pacino in "And Justice For All" then would we root for the lawyer of Tori Stafford's killer if he turned on him?

Lebanon Says Israeli Planes Circled Its Airspace for an Hour

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 minutes ago
*JERUSALEM — The morning after the Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified drone in the Negev Desert, the Lebanese government said that four Israeli warplanes spent an hour on Sunday illegally circling in its airspace.* The Israeli Defense Forces refused to confirm or deny the report from the Lebanese Army, which said the planes entered above the village of Kfar Kila at 10:10 a.m. and left above Naqoura an hour later. Such flyovers are not unusual and prompt regular complaints from Lebanon to the United Nations, but Sunday’s caused a stir because of the drone shot down the day... more »

Flu jabs are postponed as vaccine is withdrawn...because of "an unexpected test result"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 minutes ago
*GP surgeries across the country are having to postpone flu jabs for patients because of a shortage of vaccine. Crucell, the global pharmaceutical company based in the Netherlands, said it had stopped all supplies because of "an unexpected test result".* High-risk patients, including the elderly and those with chronic conditions such as asthma, may have to wait up to a month for their jabs, having been invited by GPs to have them before the winter flu season starts. Flu lays low millions of Britons every winter, resulting in thousands of deaths, disruption to the NHS and harm to th... more »

EADS-BAE deal must limit foreign stakes to pass US muster

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 minutes ago
*(Reuters) - BAE Systems insists there is "no magic number" for French and German government shares in a possible merger with EADS, but U.S. experts say anything over 10 percent could ruin the chances of winning approval from U.S. regulators.* Britain has told France and Germany repeatedly that their respective holdings in the merged firm should not exceed 10 percent, according to several sources familiar with the process. BAE and the British government want to keep government shareholdings and rights in the proposed merger as low as possible, concerned that larger stakes could un... more »

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 minutes ago
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE at a depth of 115.3 km (71.6 miles), the quake hit at 01:50:25 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) Northeast of Calama, Chile No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 minutes ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck the FIJI REGION at a depth of 587.4 km (365 miles), the quake hit at 01:25:56 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) South of Ndoi Island, Fiji No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 34 minutes ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA at a depth of 7.7 km (4.8 miles), the quake hit at 00:39:08 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) Southwest from Ocotillo Wells, California No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

A Desperate Government Ploy Unraveled

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 50 minutes ago
Perhaps many of you remember the fanfare around this historic event, let me remind you what is was all about..courtesy of Wikipedia..___________________________ *Kelowna Accord* * The Kelowna Accord is a series of agreements between the Government of Canada, First Ministers of the Provinces, Territorial Leaders, and the leaders of five national aboriginal organizations in Canada. The Accord sought to improve the education, employment, and living conditions for Aboriginal peoples through governmental funding and other programs.**The agreement resulted from 18 months of roundtable ... more »

Venezuela Opposition Founded by Wall Street Alumni

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 50 minutes ago
US prepares to "restore democracy" with Wall Street-groomed opposition. *by Tony Cartalucci * *October 8, 2012* - In "US Prepares for Overthrow of Venezuela," US policy papers and US State Department National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funding was exposed as openly conspiring to meddle in and manipulate upcoming Venezuelan elections. The opposition party which includes presidential contender, Henrique Capriles Radonski, called Primero Justicia (Justice First) was co-founded by Leopoldo Lopez and Julio Borges, who like Radonski, have been backed for nearly a decade by the US State ... more »

UNA Retire Columbus Day in San Francisco

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
UNA Retire Columbus Day in San Francisco Oct. 7, 2012 In United Native Americans, Inc (Photos) · Updated about an hour ago · Taken at Coit Tower Retire Columbus Day INDIGENOUS DAY OF RESISTANCE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS RALLY and MARCH to Decolonize the World on the Truth of Christoper Columbus & his Insidious Hate Crimes he Committed Against the Indigenous Peoples of The Americas Known as Turtle Island. Our Peaceful March will begin from the foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets located near Fisherman's Wharf to Coit Tower Rally in Front of the Columbus Statue Sunday, October 7th, 2... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhPC-Q-5ts4&feature=fvsr Close your eyes, spread your wings, and fly...


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Hugo Chavez wins relection after all... somehow...

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Venezuela's electoral council says President Hugo Chavez has won re-election, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles. National Electoral Council president Tibisay Lucena says that with most votes counted, Chavez had about 54 percent of the vote. It was Chavez's third re-election victory in nearly 14 years in office. The victory gives Chavez another six-year term to cement his legacy and press more forcefully for a transition to socialism in the country with the world's largest proven oil reserves. source

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is featured in this stunning Hubble image of the region. *Click image for larger size. * Fantastic ridges and swept back shapes strongly suggest that energetic radiation and shock waves from NGC 602's massive young stars have eroded the dusty material and triggered a progression of star formation moving away from the cluster's center. At the estimated distance of the Small Magellanic... more »

The Poet: May Sarton , "Unison Benediction"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Unison Benediction" * "Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Return, return to the deep sources, nothing less will teach the stiff hands a new way to serve, to carve into our lives the forms of tenderness and still that ancient necessary pain preserve. Return to the most human, nothing less will teach the angry spirit, the bewildered heart; the torn mind, to accept the whole of its duress, and pierced with anguish… at last, act for lov... more »

Hugo Chavez calculated to lose election in exit polls

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
*Details forthcoming.* 

From 2001 Forward Every Single Priest Sex Abuse Case Went To Ratzinger

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The Vatican is finally holding one of its own accountable, but not a member of the pedophile ring that has completely taken over the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy or of the financial swindlers who run the Vatican. Instead, they're punishing a whistleblower, the fascist Pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison "for leaking confidential documents to the media." Mr. Gabriele, 46, remained impassive as the chief judge, Giuseppe Dalla Torre, pronounced the sentence “in the name of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, gloriously reigning,” in a wood-paneled ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Surrounded By A Sleep”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Surrounded By A Sleep”* by Chet Raymo “In an interview in the Sunday Times, the Irish novelist John Banville reflects on mortality: "All that will be left is a name. But we'll have been here, and we'll have seen these extraordinary things that we see. And that, in some peculiar way, can't be erased. This is the only reason to try to make a work of art: to say that there was a man once here, and this is how he saw this amazingly beautiful place. It's awful here, of course, but I can't imagine anywhere better." Banville was raised a Catholic, with the whole convoluted calculus o... more »

REMINDER: We DO NOT Know all the ALEC Legislators!!!!!

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
Found this tonight when surfing the web Irritation does not even come close to the way I feel about this paragraph. *Louisiana** voters will show ID Nov. 6* 7:06 PM, Oct 7, 2012 | Comments Nicholas Persac News21, a national journalism collaboration funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, found that “more than half of the state bills proposing photo IDs” came from legislators with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council. found that “more than half of the state bills proposing photo IDs” came from legislators with t... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

Climate Change: "A Planetary Emergency"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Climate Change: A Planetary Emergency"* Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism and the Corporate Media By David Cromwell and David Edwards “In September, climate scientists announced that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its smallest surface area since satellite observations began in 1979. An ice-free summer in the Arctic, once projected to be more than a century away, now looks possible just a few decades from now. Some scientists say it may happen within the next few years. The loss is hugely significant because Arctic sea ice reflects most solar energy into space, helping to ... more »

I want to just show you, what my politics are

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 3 hours ago
My tweep Hudsonette posted this on the twitter today. It's one of my top five favorite songs of all time. Cream was one of the few groups I never saw in person back in the 60s, much to my regret. But I played the hell out the album. Think I wore it down till you could see through it. This is from a concert in 2005. I usually avoid the return tours of the 60s groups. I want to remember them in their prime. And it makes me feel old to see them get old and trade on their former glory. But even though Jack Bruce lost a little vocal strength, this is a great reprise of the original. Cer... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ *Iceland’s Economy now growing faster than the U.S. and EU after arresting corrupt bankers * * Business Editor's Pick Original here* So Iceland decided not to follow the rest of the world by bailing out the bankers. Instead, they chose to arrest them. Now their economy is recovering faster than the EU and the United States. Hmmmm. Remember when the United States government told the American people that immediate action was required to sa... more »

Everyone Counts in the Slum

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 4 hours ago
Everyone Counts, October 5, 2012 (Photo by John Carroll) Do four pound babies in one of the worst slums in the world really count? It seems they do. This precious little girl was born on Friday morning but was having trouble breathing by mid-afternoon. So the nurses in the OB Ward wrapped up this baby, handed her to her sore sixteen year old mom, and told her to go to Pediatrics. Mom carried the baby alone as she ambled over to Peds which was in a different building about twenty yards away. A Peds nurse unwrapped the baby and pronounced the baby dead. She was cyanotic and not breat... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Beyond Broken: Congress is Morally Bankrupt"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Beyond Broken: Congress is Morally Bankrupt"* by Tina Dupuy "I don’t really make predictions. But my prediction is in 10 years, we will all snidely refer to anything inept, broken, petty and lazy as being like the 112th Congress. Coaches will yell it at their athletes when they’re falling behind, “Do you want people to call you the 112th?! Do you? Then get up and get back in the game!” A nasty burn in a breakup: “You’re too 112th to live with, Darrel.” This Congress should not have its jersey retired—but quarantined—nothing we ever like, respect or care about should ever be ca... more »

Thousands treated after toxic gas leak in S. Korea

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
More than 3,000 South Koreans near the southeastern city of Gumi have received medical treatment as the damage from a major toxic chemical leak continues to grow, media reports said Sunday. An explosion at the factory of chemical maker Hube Global on September 27, which killed five people, led to the leak of hydrofluoric acid which has affected crops, livestock and villagers near the plant. Nearly 3,200 people have so far been treated for nausea, chest pain, rashes, sore eyes or sore throats after apparently inhaling toxic fumes, Yonhap news agency said, citing data from the city g... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
YouTube Video Description [Channel - Villanova University]: Dr. Michael Tomko, an Associate Professor in the Humanities Department will speak on "Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien."

Washington Only Knows Is War And Death

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
Washington: Go to hell.

Wendell Berry, "Waste..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"But when nothing is valued for what it is, everything is destined to be wasted. Once the values of things refer only to their future usefulness, then an infinite withdrawal of value from the living present has begun. Nothing (and nobody) can then exist that is not theoretically replaceable by something (or somebody) more valuable. The country that we (or some of us) had thought to make our home becomes instead 'a nation rich in natural resources'; the good bounty of the land begins its mechanical metamorphosis into junk, garbage, silt, poison, and other forms of 'waste.' The ine... more »

On Fukushima Beach: An Incredible Video

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
ON FUKUSHIMA BEACH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-sPUawl6yg The film is an interpretive collage of research findings, expert opinions and developments pertaining to the Fukushima disaster. Here are a few comments that were made in the film that I PARAPHRASED: Helen Caldicott: 20 generations for recessive mutations to be expressed fully. HC: Plutonium is already in men’s testes from atmospheric testing. HC: Body thinks plutonium is iron and so stored in liver HC: Plutonium passes through placenta NARRATOR: Article 15 of the constitution allowed for censorship in Japan NARRATOR:... more »

"Gas Doom: Diesel Officially Hits $6.00 in California"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* "Gas Doom: Diesel Officially Hits $6.00 in California"* California On The Brink Of Collapse, Panic Spreading Throughout The Nation; Will It Be The Catalyst Of An Impending Market Crash? by InvestmentWatch "California is experiencing: budget shortfalls; high unemployment; pensions problems; cities Filing For BK; now gas shortgage. Diesel SHOULD be cheaper. It is less refined than Gasoline. You can take crude oil, heat it and Diesel will “come out” of the sludge all on it’s own. Watch the truckers who keep this nation in motion stop dead in their tracks. I know supply and deman... more »

a few words about burlington vermont

laura k at wmtc - 5 hours ago
We are in Burlington, Vermont, for a wedding. We drove here on Friday, a nice drive mostly through blue skies and autumn colours. On Saturday, we found a public library so I could do some school work. Saturday night was the wedding. The ceremony was held on a patio overlooking Lake Champlain, with a dramatic sky and setting sun as a backdrop. The wedding was fun. It was good to see some of our family (Allan's side) who we like, and do the general wedding celebration stuff. Today we hung out with our good friend Ray and took a nice walk on a waterfront trail. Now we're in a motel... more » 

Only Jobless Rate Romney Ever Reduced Was The One In China

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 5 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe News came out Friday that the U.S. unemployment rate, as measured by nonpartisan sources, had fallen from 8.1% to 7.8%, a 44-month low, with the main reason being people moving into new jobs. No sooner had the news been announced than right-wing Republicans were up to their usual bilge. Most notably, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, infamous for cooking the books at the corporate conglomerate when he was there, was accusing those biased nonpolitical appointees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics of cooking the books right before the election. Here's a link to ... more »

Marx on the Box

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 6 hours ago
For anyone familiar with Karl Marx's profligate but cash-strapped life in Victorian London, starring in a BBC documentary series called *The Masters of Money* is enough to tickle your sense of irony. But as far as understanding the flow and power of money goes, Marx's *opus* remains unsurpassed nearly 130 years after his death. While the other two programmes in Stephanie Flanders' series, on Keynes and Hayek respectively, were great primers to both those thinkers, it was always going to be Marx who would generate the greatest controversy and cause the hard-of-thinking to, if you ca... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Jillian Unitas, granddaughter of NFL great, won’t mind seeing Brees break record* *Sean Payton's visit creates drama in the dome *

Sunday Question for Liberals

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 6 hours ago
I already asked this about the debates in general, but might as well go back to it now: looking forward to Ryan/Biden, or afraid of Ryan/Biden?


Anon at aangirfan - 6 hours ago
*Stephen Ward, with Christine Keeler to his right, knew the Rothschilds. President Kennedy 'slept with one of Ward's girls'.* What links the CIA's Monarch brainwashing, and the JFK assassination, to Sir Jimmy Savile and the Barnardos children's homes? Reportedly, the security services make use of children from childrens' homes. *1.* *According to Anonymous*, (Scandalous Women: Christine Keeler and the Profumo Affair): "Dr *Stephen* *Ward*... worked on a secret program for the USA, called Operation Monarch. "Mind control, remote seeing ... Christine Keeler often said 'Ward contr... more »

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

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

Blue Dogs' Last Gasp

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*We're working on getting the video that should be right here embeddable, meanwhile, you can watch it here.* Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Reactionary Blue Dog, Jim Matheson (UT) was on Fox desperately trying to rally his right-wing base in his fight against teabagger Mia Love. He boasted that he voted against Obamacare 3 times, wants to extend the Bush taxcuts for millionaires and billionaires, and says he prefers, like most rightists, tort reform instead of Obamacare. And then he said that his endorsement by the rabidly right U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Jon Huntsma... more »

Russel Norman wants to make bankers richer, and wage-earners poorer [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: _Russel-Wages]The world is full of monetary cranks. Russel Norman is one of them. If the Reserve Bank were to go out and print $2 billion of new money, as Russel Norman wants them to, are we all better off? That is, two billion dollars of new paper money on the back of the current base of nearly four billion. Imagine, as David Hume did years ago, that we all woke up in the morning to find an act of magic had somehow increased the quantity the number of notes and coins in our pockets, in our wage packets, in our piggy banks, and under the couch and chairs. Everyone of us... more »

Spill the Scarlet Rain

Gail at Wit's End - 7 hours ago
Source The name - of it - is "Autumn" - The hue - of it - is Blood - An Artery - upon the Hill - A Vein - along the Road - Great Globules - in the Alleys - And Oh, the Shower of Stain - When Winds - upset the Basin - And spill the Scarlet Rain - It sprinkles Bonnets - far below - It gathers ruddy Pools - Then - eddies like a Rose - away - Upon Vermilion Wheels - ~ Emily Dickinson, 1862 11/16/07 This is an autumn like no other. Absent are the hue of blood, the scarlet rain, the vermilion wheels. The photographs above were taken in 2007, in Ontario, Canada - and we will never s... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Letters and Numbers

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 7 hours ago
There are so many fun things you can do by adding letters and numbers to your shoot. The wonderful thing about letters is you can make a collage spelling a word with one or more children. Some of my favorite words to spell are, Dad for Father's Day, Mom for Mother's Day and Love for Valentine's Day. Get creative when working with different numbers of children. For instance when trying to spell dad with two kids, take each kids picture with a D and then both of the kids with the A, or when working with a larger group of kids, lengthen the word to daddy. Consider spelling the child... more »

A Tale of Two Countries: New Zealand Apologizes For Illegal Wiretapping; U.S. Continues NSA Surveillance

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
Trevor Timm *EFF* Imagine this: A government, faced with public evidence that its foreign spy service was conducting domestic surveillance on its residents—instead of claiming the information is somehow secret and the people responsible are above the reach of the law—admits in public and in the courtroom that it violated basic rights. That is exactly what happened last week in New Zealand in the controversial copyright infringement case surrounding Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom. At the same time in the US, the government is faced a very similar scenario:overwhelming evid... more »

Belfast Telegraph - Bankers Warned: Repent or Go To Jail

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
ARTIST: DANIEL J. ZOLLINGER http://www.danzollinger-artist.com http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/bankers-warned-repent-or-go-to-jail-16218200.html *Bankers warned: repent or go to jail* By James Moore Monday, 1 October 2012 Britain's new chief financial policeman has issued a stark message to the City of London: *"We have barely got started."* In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Martin Wheatley, the head of the new Financial Conduct Authority, warned that people who believe watchdogs are already too tough have "a big wake-up call coming". Acc... more »

Sunday Question for Conservatives

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 7 hours ago
The immediate BLS conspiracy assumption from many Republicans (and while it wasn't all of them, it was certainly widespread) after the jobs numbers on Friday: a big deal, or not?

What are Probiotics: Something Everyone Needs to Know

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter For one reason or another, bacteria tend to be down-talked. They are living organisms—some cause illness, sure, but some are very useful and even essential. What we commonly hear referred to as “good bacteria” are those probiotics. You may have seen on the side of a yogurt container that it contains “live and active cultures”. If so, they are referring to the presence of live, good bacteria. So, why would you want to ingest bacteria? What are probiotics, really? *What are Probiotics* At any given time you have hundreds of bacteria living inside you. There are ... more »

Huck Finn On Interpretation: Jim Answers Coleman

Storm at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Coleman's Nihilistic Pedagogy Morse Peckham's non-final Answer The Instability of "Meaning" GOP Rep. Dr. Paul Broun (GA) offers an example asserting a "Young Earth" Answer Jim's goodness as answer to all of this (Huckleberry Finn) Huck in the fog *** Famously (apparently) David Coleman uttered the ultimate truth of the ground zero stance in his "pedagogical" nihilism: Common Core’s architect, David Coleman, says the new writing standards are meant to reverse a pedagogical pendulum that has swung too far, favoring self-­expression and emotion over lucid communication. “As you grow up ... more »

Brain Foods: 5 Natural Cognition and Brain Boosters

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter It’s quite simple – you can eat foods that nurture health, or you can eat foods that create disease. Similarly, you can eat brain foods that boost your brain power, or you can eat those that quite literally dumb you down. So, which came first—the intelligence or the healthy diet? While we can’t be certain, there is definitely a link between food choices and brain function. The better you eat, the sharper your focus. The more sugars and processed foods you consume, the cloudier your concentration becomes. So, here are some brain foods to help you get your thinkin... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Refinements of 5-7D Gaia Grids Continue at Higher Rate

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
http://gaiaportal.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/refinements-of-5-7d-gaia-grids-continue-at-higher-rate/ *Refinements of 5-7D Gaia Grids Continue at Higher Rate* October 7, 2012 Refinements of 5-7D Gaia grids continue at a higher rate. Exponential increases of connections during the 10-7 to 10-12 period are expected. All Light ground operators can expect a sense of upliftment into Higher Realms during this time period. *Those operating from Higher D senses will be operating more fully from 5-7D during the 10-7 to 10-12 period and may experience extended periods of seeming light-heade... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Dome of Containment

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
http://gaiaportal.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/dome-of-containment/ Dome of Containment October 7, 2012 The New Hue-manity has called for a dome of containment over the planet as Gaia awakens fully. This construct contains all dark inputs and those intending destructive consequences to a narrow energetic region around the planet, centered primarily around northern and southern polar inner earthgates. This allows the current stronger solar energy flares to dissolve all dark inputs and intentions, which are then returned to the Light by Inner Gaia. Many may sense this as a time of... more »

4 Extremely Simple Ways to Destress Quickly

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter Stress is a killer, literally. Not only does it kill your mood and your outlook, it can significantly suppress your immune system and help, ultimately paving way for a sooner death. Not only that, but stress is a contributor to heart disease and many other lifestyle diseases. Effectively managing stress is a learned practice, but anyone can learn of ways to destress anytime. We’ve all seen those people who don’t seem to have any care in the world as the world crumbles around them. Those that can go through a hectic week without breaking a sweat. Those people are... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Yes, I am back into the world of the living.. So to speak... Lets face it.. I did not expect to be suffering from what does appear to be Influenza over the last 4 days. It really knocked me for a loop.... I want to thank everyone for the get well messages,and for all of my friends in the real Truth Movement for their support during my absence. I had been in conversation with my friend, Whitewraithe, yesterday and she even offered to put up a few articles in this blog during my absence. I want to thank her personally for her kind notion, but I am back and feeling much better. L... more » 

Futurist Willis Harman Predicted The Global Economic Collapse 11 Years Before The 2008 Financial Crash

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Willis Harman (August 16, 1918 – January 30, 1997) was an American engineer, social scientist, academic, futurist, writer, and visionary. He is best remembered for his work with SRI International, for being president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, and for his work in raising consciousness within the international business community. Below is an excerpt from *"Business and Social Responsibility: An Interview with Willis Harman,"* by Scott London: *London:* By extension, then, things should begin to change as people start to change and question the... more »

Lying is good politics

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 9 hours ago
On some bobblehead show this morning, Newt admitted Mitt changed his tune on taxes, completely. He didn't call him a liar this time, but considering Rmoney's real tax plan still includes a huge break for the 1%, it's clearly not true. But as Newt says, *it is* good politics. Most of the 60 or 70 millions viewers of that debate haven't been following along. This would have been the first, most specific claim they've heard Rmoney make. The media has been half-heartedly calling him out on it, but those viewers won't see that either. So no incentive to be truthful and we already know ... more »

Podcast No. 11 – Interview with Janice Bially Mattern

Daniel Nexon at - 9 hours ago
The eleventh episode of the Duck of Minerva Podcast just went live. In it, I interview Janice Bially Mattern of the National University of Singapore. Her first monograph is Ordering International Politics: Identity, Crisis, and Representational Force (Routledge, 2005). Contents … Continue reading →

Stuff Political Scientists Like #17: Outside Offers, or Stuff Other Political Scientists Like

Brian Rathbun at - 9 hours ago
Political scientists like to complain about how little they are paid, which tends to be irritating to any number of other groups, most notably anyone who has a job other than that of a political scientist and has to be … Continue reading →

Friday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at - 9 hours ago
Georgetown University’s debate coach comments (video) on the first presidential debate of 2012. PM’s not the only one to respond to John Quiggin’s post on the US Navy; Robert Farley also has a lot to say. Jeremy Keenan provides an … Continue reading →

Gender, Violence, War, Political Memory

Charli Carpenter at - 9 hours ago
The sailor (George Mendosa) and nurse (Greta Zimmer Friedman) depicted in this iconic photo snapped moments after the announcement that World War II had ended turned out to be complete strangers, and apparently Greta Friedman, the nurse, wasn’t kissing back: … Continue reading →

Does naval success invalidate the need for navies?

PM at - 9 hours ago
Acting was a big part of Battleship. At Crooked Timber, John Quiggin writes a post that seeks to sink a thousand ships: The trillions of dollars that have been spent on building, maintaining and scrapping fleets since 1945 has yielded … Continue reading →

Technical Difficulties with Podcasts? (UPDATED)

Daniel Nexon at - 9 hours ago
I’ve been getting sporadic reports of problems opening the podcasts, e.g., of people clicking on them from the “podcasts” tab with no result, being unable to force a download to show up as an audio file, and so forth. If … Continue reading →

Announcement: The Duck of Minerva is Moving (UPDATED)

Daniel Nexon at - 9 hours ago
Update: the Duck has moslty migrated (and that sentence makes sense in a non-technical context! Score!). Comment migration is in process, so probably not a good time for a magnum opus response. The existing RSS feed should work, so no … Continue reading →

UAV intrusion: Iranian act of belligerence against US and Israeli military targets?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
However Israeli official spokesmen present the incident of Saturday, Oct. 6, the penetration of Israeli air space by a large unmanned helicopter should not have been allowed to happen. The surprise interloper should have been shot down before spending nearly half an hour over southern Israel. The incident showed ID intelligence and command not up to handling enemy surprises, even after countless drills and exercises. Four months ago, on July 20, Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech, “The resistance movement will surprise Tel Aviv in any future war.” Hizballah with I... more »

How to get to Sesame Street

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 9 hours ago
We all knew this would become a thing as soon Mitt said it. I've seen dozens of Big Bird/Sesame Street memes on the internets since the debate. The Big Bird I posted earlier is still my favorite. The rest have been too gory for me, but I loved these two Sesame Street takes. Muppets unite! Bert and Ernie abide! Seems to be slowing a bit at this point but still has potential to become one of the top ten enduring memes of the intertrons. Gotta love it.

IPR and Medicines 25: Patents, Diagnostics and Technology Transfer

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 9 hours ago
We need patents and other intellectual property rights (IPR) to encourage innovation in medicines and diagnostics. We need to link academic research with industry players and manufacturers to share the risks and rewards of innovation, to transfer technology from the academe to the consumers and patients. We need government political will to succeed in strengthening academic and industry research and development. These are among the key messages shared by *Dr. Reynaldo Garcia* in his talk at the 9th Science, Technology, Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurship (STIKE) Kapihan Seri... more »

I Signed This, Perhaps You Might As Well

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
(the full list of people who've signed is at opposerepressionndaa.net). *A Call To Stand Together To Oppose The Obama Administration’s Dangerous Assault On Fundamental Rights* The administration of Barack Obama, which had promised to put an end to torture and other outrages committed by the Bush Administration, is in fact putting into place a dangerous system of repression and control. This is a serious assault on fundamental rights, and it must be answered not with silence and complicity but with heightened awareness and more determined opposition. The record of the Obama Admini... more »

Turkey fires artillery into Syria after shelling

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Turkish forces fired across the frontier into Syria on Sunday after a shell launched from Syria landed in Turkey's border town of Akcakale, underlining Ankara's warning that it will respond with force to any violence spilling over into its territory.* It was the fifth consecutive day of Turkish retaliation against incoming bombardment from northern Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad's forces have been battling rebels who control swathes of land close to the Turkish frontier. The continued exchanges are the most serious cross-border violence in Syria's revolt again... more »

TODAY Russell Means at Russell Tribunal on Palestine watch livestream

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
 *Watch livestream today, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012* ** *Lakota Russell Means was ill and could not attend. * Watch live streaming video from fstv2 at livestream.com Russell Means** *LIVESTREAM*  http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/sessions/future-sessions/videos/new-york-sessiom-live-stream *AGENDA* * http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/sessions/future-sessions/agenda * ** *NEW YORK SESSION of THE RUSSELL TRIBUNAL on PALESTINE** * *‘*US Complicity and UN failings in Dealing with Israel’s Violations of International Law Towards the Palestinian People’ New York, 6 & 7 ... more »

Who Says Shit Like This? Oh Yeah, ...Republicans.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
If Barack Obama has achieved nothing else, he has fundamentally disproved the notion of a post-segregationist America. Even before the Obama family moved into the White House the floodgates of blatant racism opened. The latest degenerate is Arkansas Republican lawmaker Jon Hubbard who has just written a book, "*Letters to the Editor, Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative*." As if we didn't know that today's movement conservatism and racism are joined at the hip, Hubbard confirms it arguing, among other things, that slavery was a blessing in disguise for American blacks: “*… t... more »

She's got a way about her

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 10 hours ago
I've never understood the pininterest thing. I click on their links and the whole page doesn't scroll on my screen and often they don't give you a link with the picture. So I haven't spent any time there. Thus, I have no idea who Jane Wang is but I clicked on her name to find out and found her main page. The pininterest concept suddenly makes more sense to me in that context. This comes up because Jane apparently pinned me and I noticed the traffic spike she generated. Which was very cool. Thanks so much Jane. And she also has a fabulous collection of images over there. Including a... more »

Cuddles - The Big Bang Theory style

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
Sheldon and Amy 'getting it on' - well as much as Sheldon and Amy can. I have come late to The Big Bang Theory but I am rather enjoying it. I suppose I will have to find the early series to watch as well as so far it's just been Season 5.

Sunday Classics: Manon and des Grieux go their separate ways, or try

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Natalie Dessay sings Manon's farewell to her table from Act II of Manon, from the same 2007 Barcelona performance from which we saw Rolando Villazón sharing des Grieux's dream with her in last night's preview. (Isn't it wonderful that you can sing like this and still be a star?)* *by Ken* We're going to hear more of the full scene, but for now, to try to wash away the taste of the above performance, here's just the aria sung in Italian, as "*Addio, o nostro picciol desco*." *MASSENET: Manon: Act II, Manon, "Adieu, notre petite table" ("Farewell, our little table") (sung in Italia... more »

U.S. Gov't War on Iran: Hot or Cold, It's All War

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 11 hours ago
*YouTube - ornpatricktimpone* Andrew Gause explains the fall of Iran's currency and how by destabilizing it and slapping on sanctions is an act of war. Click on the link for the full interview: http://www.oneradionetwork.com/the-real-world-of-money/andrew-gause-and-the-r... Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner Be the Change! Share this using the tools below. Sharing on Reddit and Newsvine will help the most. 

Infertility Gene in GMO Corn

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 11 hours ago
*David Dees: click to enlarge* Catherine J. Frompovich, *Contributor* Genetically modified foods are getting a lot of press these days, especially in California where Proposition 37, the labeling of GMO foods, will be on the November 6th Election Day ballot. Why is the GMO industry so upset about having GM foods labeled? Could it be if consumers knew what GMOs are capable of doing not only to the environment but also to the human body, they would not purchase them, as happened in many countries, especially the European Union? Would you believe that the United States is the only i... more »

Roswell Minutia - The Press Release

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
While plowing through the piles of documents and the nearly endless video and audio tapes compiled in the Roswell investigation, we have been able to solve some small and relatively unimportant questions. Take, as an example, the claims by George Walsh of Roswell radio stations KSWS and Frank Joyce of KGFL that they had broken the flying saucer crash story in 1947. It is a point of trivia that means little in the overall scheme of things, but we do know the answer of who did it. According to the testimony of Walter Haut, he made it a routine to rotate, among the four media outlet... more »

Mother of man killed by NYPD gets billed for dent in police car created by her son’s body

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 11 hours ago
Justice for Tamon R. on FB Madison Ruppert, *Contributor* Absurd actions from the New York Police Department (NYPD) has come to be expected given that they have been busted spying far outside of their jurisdiction, establishing offices around the world including Israel, arresting people for dancing, labeling people“professional agitators” for filming them, engaging in widespread surveillance and even throwing an officer in a psychiatric ward for reporting corruption. Yet it seems that they are trying to one-up their own insanity by actually sending the mother of someone they kille... more »

ATLAS: some small multijet excesses

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*Well, multijets with 1 lepton and MET* All the observations at the LHC are so far consistent with the Standard Model, including the \((125.7\pm 0.5)\GeV\) Higgs boson. Well, kind of. There are some possibly emerging hints of deviations. *Google's doodle celebrates Niels Bohr's birthday on October 7th, 1885.* Multilepton and multijet excesses belong among the "so far small anomalies" that people like me carefully watch. And ATLAS just gave us a new reason to watch multijets today because they released the following preprint: Search for supersymmetry at \(\sqrt{s} = 7\TeV\) in fin... more »

Rebels seize Syrian army outpost at Turkey border: witnesses

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Syrian rebels have seized a government army outpost near the Turkish border province of Hatay and a rebel flag flew over the building on Sunday, while clashes could be heard in the area of a nearby Syrian village, a Reuters witness and villagers said.* The rebels took control of the three-storey white building, around 1 km (mile) from the border on a hill overlooking the Turkish village of Guvecci on Saturday, and raised the flag of the Free Syrian Army, villagers said. "In the last four days there were heavy clashes going on here. We couldn't sleep. Yesterday morning,... more »

Happy Thanksgiving

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
Happy Thanksgiving Day! I don't know about you, but I feel that I have a lot to be thankful for!

Paul Tough, KIPP, and the "Science" of Cultural Sterilization

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Paul Tough is touring the country promoting his new book, which is is to say he is on a nationwide tour promoting KIPP. For the book, *How Children Succeed:Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character* reads as an unabashed paean to the kind of segregated, bare-knuckled corporate education reform for the poor that has made KIPP the darling of the oligarchs and hedge funders. With the help of CIA consultant, Dr. Martin Seligman and his disciples at UPenn, the KIPP gang is developing a designer mind intervention intended to create a culturally-sterilized corps of black order t... more »

Open Thread

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 13 hours ago
Yes, he actually said that and the right wing nut bag who wrote that three years ago even lost Tim Griffin. And if you've lost Tim Griffin, you *know*you've left the reservation for the plantation. These antebellum assholes would love nothing more than to see us catapulted back to the days when slavery was legal and slave whipping was a profitable cottage industry (Yes, slave owners, to salve their conscience, actually used to outsource whipping). Yet, two years ago, we gave these racist fucks control of half of Congress. Good job, voters. This is about all I have time for right now... more »

Israeli jets stage mock raids over south Lebanon

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Lebanon's state news agency says Israeli warplanes have staged mock raids over villages in southern Lebanon, breaking the sound barrier. The National News Agency says the planes flew low over the market town of Nabatiyeh and nearby villages on Sunday. The exercise comes a day after the Israeli military shot down a drone that crossed deep into Israel from the Mediterranean Sea, marking the first time in at least six years that a hostile aircraft has penetrated Israeli airspace. It was not immediately clear who launched the drone, but suspicion quickly fell on the Lebanese militant ... more »

It's Not You, It's Them

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
In today's *New York Times* Sunday Week in Review, there's an article titled, It's Not Me It's You, However, when it comes to the clear message of this academic research on education reform and the need to end high stakes testing, what is comes across loud and clear is it's not you, it's them. It's just another fact-based research study that shows how the social implications of racism and poverty or gender bias can impact students' performance on standardized test scores. To all the teachers and students across the country who are suffering under the reign of terror inflicted by p... more »

Panhandlers for Romney

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Mitt Romney will give you money. You don't even have to ask. If he sees you on the street and your hand is outstretched, he will put cash into it. He said so himself. Watch this clip of a 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial debate. About 50 minutes in, he'll tell you about his one-man campaign of charitable giving. If you don't feel like looking at his smirky face any more, here's the quote: "I made a commitment when I was 19 years old that I would not pass a person with their hand out without putting money in that hand. This is something I continue to do." Mind you, this was 10 ye... more »

Unintended consequences . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 14 hours ago
THE ONE-CHILD policy of the Chinese government is 34 years old, and according to George Dvorsky's article on io9, "The Unintended Consequences Of China’s One-child Policy", the problems have multiplied as the country's citizens have lived with the legislation. And the problems will be continuing, as the Party is adamant that the one-child policy continue, so that by 2050, there may be big

God is not Great

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
I liked Hitchens' books *For the Sake of Argument*, *The Trial of Henry Kissinger* and at least a good part of *No One Left to Lie To*. I read somewhere that his book on Orwell was, unoriginal, to say the least and I think there's no justification for his support for the US invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. I think there's even less justification for his absurdities on that score having read his *God is not Great*. If he thinks Zionism is based on pointless delusion and that Christian apocalypse fantasies are ludicrous, then why does he imagine that the box-cutter armed Muslim hi... more »

What If You Could No Longer Protest Your Government?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
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Anonymous Calls for Worldwide Protest Against Big Brother

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
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Your Tax Dollars At War

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
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Radicals At The Gate

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Just as Stephen Harper radically remade the Conservative Party, Michael den Tandt suggests that Justin Trudeau and his inner circle plan to rebuild the Liberal Party from the ground up: Almost to a man and woman, the people closest to Justin Trudeau are “Greeks” (a cross between a Grit and a geek); bright, capable young people who, not many years ago, were toiling in relative anonymity at the feet of the party’s 1990s-era giants. Most are parents with young children. Like Trudeau himself, they tend in their backgrounds to hew to what is generally perceived as the party’s left win... more »

Syria Turkey clash: Crisis deepens as Turkey fires more retaliatory strikes for fourth consecutive day

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
It seems the Syrian government has been gaining the upper had in the rebellion recently. Perhaps this is behind the opening of a new front? http://bit.ly/QNwNVp via @MailOnline

Tammy vs Tommy In Wisconsin-- Is Romney Dragging Down The Whole GOP Ticket?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I suspect that if Tammy wins in November-- and current polls suggest she will-- the moment that will go down in history that lost the race for Tommy Thompson was when he bragged "Who better than me to get rid of Medicare and Medicaid?" Right now, he's in full etch-a-sketch mode, claiming he just wants to make some adjustments and save the programs. Uh, huh. That's what his friend Lyin' Ryan says too and the voucher program that ends Medicare. And his new line of attack is that cool, collected, caring Tammy is an extremist. That's not going to fly and when Politifact checks the two ... more » 

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Terrorist?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
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Western Propagandists Attempt to Trigger Catastrophic Turkish-Syrian War

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
*Bloomberg, Guardian, Ynet, all air unconfirmed report on "agreement" for Turkish-Syrian "buffer zone." * image source Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* 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 lef... more »

Sunday Globe Special: For the Love of Peat

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 15 hours ago
*And because I love you, dear readers*: "Behind this uniquely British drama is a serious global environmental issue.... climate-change." *Well, the climate is always changing; however, never mind about Climategate, forget all about hide the decline, forget about the brutal winter two years ago, forget about the summer we never had in 2009. The spewing fart mist never stops. It's really reached the point where the endless hammering of the agenda by $elf-$erving intere$t$ has become sickening.* * **Then there is this beauty you will only see if you purchased a printed paper (blog ed... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Hard On For Breesus~moosedenied* ~*Welp, if one good thing came out of the Green Bay game, at least we were reminded that Drew Brees is still in fact a god. So we've got that going for us. High five! On the other hand, we were also reminded that this defense is still a dumpster fire, the running game still can't be trusted, and the tweeked-out emo boy kicker damn sure still can't be trusted. Guh. But since I'm (very) late to the party this week, and last week's game has already been beaten to death, we'll just leave it at that and move on to this weekend's Drew Brees Appreciation N... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Honduran Hell

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 15 hours ago
*I had to do some digging (pun intended with frown)*: "Free coffins: political swag for Honduran poor" by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press / October 3, 2012 * **I suppose I should be thankful it rolled of the wire and the Globe put it into print for me today ( nowhere to be found on the website).* TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In some countries political campaigns give out bumper stickers and yard signs. In others, they offer free lunches and supermarket debit cards. In Honduras, one of Latin America’s poorest countries and also its most dangerous, candidates dole out another type of ... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake AZERBAIJAN - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck AZERBAIJAN at a depth of 40.9 km (25.4 miles), the quake hit at 11:42:50 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 6 km (3.7 miles) ESE of Basqal, Azerbaijan No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck the BANDA SEA at a depth of 376 km (233.6 miles), the quake hit at 11:34:13 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 145 km (90 miles) NNW of Dili, East Timor No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake PAPUA, INDONESIA - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck PAPUA, INDONESIA at a depth of 32.8 km (20.4 miles), the quake hit at 11:08:55 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) WNW of Nabire, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

20 years ago - The Amsterdam El-Al Disaster

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 15 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/UBVh60yqhO4 I recall October 4th 1992 - no further comment. Too much suffering remained. Material fatigue caused this horrible disaster. Conspiracy stories about its cargo are a myth (1)(2)... John

Anti-racist subway ads to Appear in NYC subway stations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
The International Action Center has contracted with MTA to run 10 ads opposed to racism, anti-Muslim bigotry and war. The IAC ads will be in NYC subway stations in one week, starting Monday, Oct 8. They are in response to the racist ads posted in NYC subway stations — placed by Pam Geller from Stop Islamization of America and American Freedom Defense Initiative. Geller's ads refer to Muslim community members as being "savages" among other offensive language. Two years ago around the 9-11 date Pamela Geller, in a well-funded media campaign, tried to whip up in NYC the same climate... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 15 hours ago
*Sir Jimmy Savile* Reportedly, the security services and the military control the US and UK music industries. According to Jimmy Savile's biographer Dan Davies, Savile, in the 1960s, was "arguably the most influential man in a British music scene that was conquering the world." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2213931/Little-slaves-sordid-boasts-dark-truth-friend-Jimmy-Savile-biographer.html#ixzz28apk75rV *Savile (left) was close to the military.* Savile was known to have had dinner with Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, Chief of the UK Defence Staff and was known to have had cl... more »

Oct. 5-7: Anti-war protests set for 30 cities

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*As of Sept. 26, organizations in 27 cities in North America have called demonstrations, meetings, vigils or other actions, mostly for the weekend of Oct. 5-7, to mark the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and to protest further wars “at home and abroad.”* Demonstrations are also scheduled in London, England; Tehran, Iran, and Islamabad, Pakistan, on that weekend in solidarity with the actions here, according to the Web page october7actions.net/wordpress/, which lists the actions in all the cities with time and place. The demonstrations, which were... more »

Pakistani motorcade protesting drones heads to SW

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*ISLAMABAD (AP) — Local media say thousands of Pakistanis, joined by U.S. anti-war activists, are heading toward Pakistan's militant-riddled tribal region to protest U.S. drone strikes, despite threats of suicide attacks by the Pakistani Taliban.* After an overnight stay, the motorcade led by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan departed for the town of Tank near the tribal belt. The U.S. says its drone strikes are aimed at militants, but Pakistan charges they violate its sovereignty and kill civilians. Video on Pakistani media showed barricades with hundreds of police in riot g... more »

Why Obama Now

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 16 hours ago
I see dozens of these sort of videos on any given day. This was the best one I've found in the last couple of days. Come to think of it though, I can't remember seeing any of these being made for the Rombot. Even McCain had a few creative fans. Think that says a lot about the enthusiasm for Willard.

The Solar Silver Thrust

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Jeff Clark *Casey Research* In early July, Japan set a premium price for solar energy that was three times the rate of conventional power. This meant utility companies would be paid three times more for electricity sourced from solar. It's widely expected that the premium will ignite the use of solar power – and solar uses a lot of silver. *Silver Demand from PV Panels* As you may know, silver is used in photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate solar power. A typical solar panel uses a fair amount of the metal – roughly two-thirds of an ounce (20 grams). To put that in perspec... more »

What is a Detox Bath and How do You take One?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter For centuries people have used baths for much more than just getting clean. The bath is a great place to relax, meditate, and even improve your health. The practice of *hydrotherapy* is the use of water in the prevention of illness and disease, detoxification, and a general health booster. But, before you go buy that blue box of chemical crystals to color and scent your bath water, here is a better idea – *take a detox bath.* *Why Take a Detox Bath?* A detox bath is something you can create at home with ingredients you probably already have. Unlike commercial b... more »

Samuel L Jackson Shut The Fuck Up!

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 16 hours ago

Drinking Coffee Kills Pain, Lifts Mood and Sharpens the Mind

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Sayer Ji, *Contributor* New clinical research confirms why office work and coffee go so closely hand in hand. The new study published in the journal BMC Research Notes found that drinking coffee reduces the development of pain during computer work. [i] Study participants who had consumed coffee (1/2-1 cup) on average 1 hour and 18 minutes before performing a simulated computer office-work task found to provoke pain in the neck, shoulders, forearms and wrists, were found to have "attenuated pain development compared with the subjects who had abstained from coffee intake." While... more »

Does 100% Natural Mean GMO-Free? Natural Regulators Side with Monsanto

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter When you purchase shampoo or cosmetics and it has a sticker on it that claims it is “natural”, what’s your impression? You think the ingredients are all-natural, right? Naturally, you are not alone. However, the agency who is in charge of certifying personal care items as “natural” seems to think GMO ingredients fit under this umbrella. No matter what product it is, 100% natural does NOT also mean GMO-free. *The Question of 100% Natural* The Natural Products Association (NPA) claims its role in regards to personal care items is to help consumers choose those pr... more »

10% of U.S. Teens Have Liver Disease…Why?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Elizabeth Renter Did you know about 10% of teenagers have liver disease? The figure would be unbelievable if it wasn’t substantiated with solid science. But, it’s true—an estimated one-in-ten teens in the United States has *nonalcoholic fatty liver disease*, or NAFLD; this according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The NHANES looked at over 10,300 teens between the ages of 12 and 18 from 1998 to 2008, and found that 9.9% suffer from the disease commonly only thought of as an adult disease, and a rare one at that. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease... more »

Scientific Proof of a Potential Alternative Energy Source Dates Back 25,000 Years

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
*New Era Times Presents Free Webinar Oct. 8th* Dr. Sam Osmanagich Radiocarbon dating that proves the Bosnian Pyramid Complex dates back at least 25,000 years has been revealed by an international team of scientists led by Dr. Sam Osmanagich. Discovered in 2005, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Archaeological Park, which houses the largest pyramid in the world, is now the most active archaeological site on the planet. The team’s findings also reveal an energy beam, 13 feet in radius that transmits an unexplainable electromagnetic signal measuring 28 kilohertz coming from the center of... more »

On Argument

The Arthurian at The Rules of Exposition - 17 hours ago
Arguing that something "makes more sense" is pointless. Either it makes more sense to the other person or it does not. Make your argument, but do not argue that it makes more sense.

'He's a white n****': Online backlash against Snoop Dog after he posts offensive list of reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
*The politically incorrect rapper Snoop Dog put his two cents in the heated national debate leading up to the November election, posting online a foul-mouthed yet funny list of reasons why he would vote for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.* The 40-year-old hip hop-turned-reggae artist, who had recently changed his name to Snoop Lion, posted a photo of the handwritten list originally created by @DragonflyJonez on Friday. The number one justification for not voting for the Republican candidate is that ‘He is a white n**ga,’ followed by: ‘He looks like he says 'n**ga' all the time.’ Re... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck OFF THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles), the quake hit at 09:16:48 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 123 km (76 miles) Southwest of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Ian Brady DIES but is brought back to life by hospital staff... despite his pleas not to be resuscitated

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Moors murderer Ian Brady's heart stopped beating during a near-fatal fit at psychiatric hospital - but staff brought the killer back to life. The 74-year-old collapsed for a number of minutes before staff turned to a defibrillator to save him, his confidante and health adviser Jackie Powell revealed.* She said Brady was furious when he discovered what had happened after lodging instructions with officials at the Ashworth Hospital in Liverpool never to resuscitate him. Following the seizure, he is said to have repeated an offer to show police to the site of 12-year-old Keith Bennet... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*The Obama campaign dropped a bombshell this morning. It announced that, combined with the DNC, the campaign raised a staggering $181 million in September. The windfall is a huge increase over July and August, when the campaign raised around $100 million, although it is slightly down from the $193 million it raised in September 2008. The news should raise eyebrows. * The campaign said that just over 1.8 million people made donations to the campaign last month. According to the campaign, over 500k of these were brand-new donors, having neither given in 2008 nor 2012. 98% of contribu... more »

Chavez, the US, and the Destabilization of Venezuela

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
Eric Draitser StopImperialism.com October 7, 2012 Venezuela goes to the polls this Sunday in an election many are calling a referendum on President Chavez and his policies. Although there is surely such a dimension, the significance of the elections goes far beyond political opinion and partisan bickering, striking at the heart of the Venezuelan state. This is because these elections will be used as a front for an attempt to overthrow, by brute force if necessary, the democratically elected government and put in its place a government more amenable to US interests. If this so... more »

Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties.* Copied on the email was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012, along with three other Americans. That attack has prompted questions about whether the diplomatic personnel in that country were provided with adequate security support. No one has yet ... more »

Egypt to US: Era of 'Yes, Sir' Has Ended

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, veteran Egyptian diplomat Amr Moussa said that although strong US-Egypt relations are in the best interests of his country, "the era of 'yes sir' has to come to an end."* Moussa also defended the stand of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, his one-time foe, saying "Egypt is in a state of revolution, so how can a new republic based on revolutionary process just ignore the situation in Syria or look the other way?" Moussa, a former secretary-general of the Arab League (2001–2011) and Egyptian foreign minister (1991–2001), ran this year in E... more »  

The toxic French economic cocktail: weak growth, poor competitiveness, fiscal tightening

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Since the start of 2011 French economic growth has been extremely disappointing, falling from an annual rate of nearly 2.5% to just 0.3% in the second quarter of this year. Of course the whole Eurozone has seen weakness over the period, but French growth has lagged that of the “core” over the period. German GDP growth was at or above 2% for all but the last two quarters, and now stands at 1%. Purchasing Managers’ surveys for September show more divergence, with more falls in French manufacturing and services, whilst the German surveys strengthened. * Of course, it could be worse –... more »

LA Walmart workers revolt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago

''U.S. level of vacant homes is "extraordinary": Fed's Duke

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The housing bust has saddled the United States with an "extraordinary" level of abandoned properties that inflict heavy costs on the wider community and government aid may be needed to tackle the problem, a top U.S. central banker said on Friday.* "In order to see the robust economic recovery we all want, we need to deal effectively with the large volume of vacant and distressed properties throughout the country," said Federal Reserve Board Governor Elizabeth Duke. The Fed has cut interest rates to almost zero to boost growth in the aftermath of the recession and vowed... more »

Antovolk's amazing Restoration Cut of Ridley Scott's Prometheus

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 18 hours ago
it's not me doing the film reviewing this time, it's Nick of SciFi Film. An extended fan-edit version of Ridley Scott's Prometheus movie streamed last night, 11pm UK-time, created by AV-enthusiast *Antovolk*. When Ridley Scott submitted his original theatrical release version to 20th Century Fox about twenty minutes of material was excised from the 02:30:00 running time. Last night's edit has been called a true Restoration Cut. Ridley's original theatrical cut was left untouched, as it appeared in cinemas through June 2012. Any deleted/alternative scenes, added as Extras on the rece... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck the NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA at a depth of 35.3 km (21.9 miles), the quake hit at 08:36:32 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 139 km (86 miles) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Hit-And-Run Crash In Bradford: 12 year old boy Killed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*A 12-year-old boy has been killed after being hit on a crossing by a car driving away from police in Bradford, police said. Two people were arrested after the collision on Rooley Lane on Saturday at 7pm. A police car had stopped a red Seat Ibiza in a lay-by for a check but when officers got out of the car the vehicle sped off and hit the boy on a crossing close to Asda. A police spokesman said: "He tragically died of his injuries." * Read More

7 dead as meningitis outbreak grows

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*Atlanta (CNN) -- The death toll from an outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections has risen to seven, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.* The total number of cases has also grown to 64 people in nine states, the CDC said. That is 17 more cases and two more states than the day before. Patients contracted the deadly meningitis after being injected in their spine with a preservative-free steroid called methylprednisolone acetate that was contaminated by a fungus. The steroid is used to treat pain and inflammation. Read More

Gilbert Thomas Collar killed at University of South Alabama by Campus Officer for acting erratically whilst Naked....and yes he was Unarmed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Authorities are investigating why a University of South Alabama officer fatally shot an 18-year-old freshman who they say was naked and acting erratically outside the campus police station early Saturday.* With few details of the shooting, the student's mother and one of his friends said they could not understand how a six-year varsity wrestler and good-natured teenager could have died under such strange and sad circumstances. According to a statement from the school, the campus police officer heard a loud banging noise on a window at the station at 1:23 a.m. CT (2:23 a.m... more »

Official: 48 Tunisian security forces hurt in clash with protesters on tourist island

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Security forces and protesters clashed Saturday on a Tunisian tourist island, leading to injuries to 48 police and two protesters, state news reported.* The violence occurred in Guellala on the island of Djerba, along the Mediterranean Sea. People there had staged a sit-in on a road leading to a waste facility, the official news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported. Khaled Tarrouch, spokesman for Tunisia's Interior Ministry, said on state-run Wataniya TV that about 40 demonstrators were blocking the road to the facility, which is the only one serving the area. Tal... more »

Turkey: Future attacks 'will be silenced'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Residents of a Turkish border town hid inside their homes Saturday after three Syrian shells landed inside Turkey in separate incidents amid fierce fighting in Syria.* The shelling prompted Turkish forces to return fire as clashes between the two neighbors entered a fourth day, according to government and semi-official media reports. As Turkish forces deployed along the border, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that "any future attack on Turkey from anywhere will be silenced," according to the semi-official Anadolu Agency news service. The Syrian shells hit outside... more »

Turkish military buildup on border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*Oct. 6 - Turkey positioned tanks and other military vehicles along the Syrian border after a number of mortar rounds landed on Turkish soil. Deborah Gembara reports *

Assad visits tomb of unknown soldier in rare public appearance.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*Oct. 6 - President Bashar al Assad makes a rare public appearance to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier as civil war rages in Syria and cross border skirmishing with Turkish forces threatens to destabilize the region. *

EADS-BAE deal may be hostage to politics

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*(Reuters) - To win approval for their planned $45 billion merger, EADS and BAE systems must persuade Washington to let a pan-European behemoth control some of the most sensitive U.S. defense contracts, without triggering a political backlash.* Defense industry experts say it should not be difficult for Washington to protect its security interests in allowing the deal to go ahead, but the politics could become complicated if Boeing and other competitors lobby against the deal. "The security issue can be dealt with if the deal is structured properly," said Loren Thompson, chief ope... more »

One dead, 11 detained in French anti-terror sweep

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*PARIS — A man shot dead by French police Saturday in a nationwide crackdown on terror suspects that made 11 arrests was linked to an attack on a Jewish store last month, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said. * The man killed in an exchange of fire in Strasbourg was "a delinquent who had converted to radical Islam" and his fingerprints were found on the remains of a grenade thrown into the kosher grocery store in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles, Molins told a press conference. Molins named him as Jeremy Sidney, 33, and said that he was of French nationality. He said the sweep had un... more »

The Declaration on Food Freedom by Dr. Vandana Shiva

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Source: http://www.facebook.com/permaculturenewsnetwork*To read the declaration in it's entirety and to sign it, Please click on the links provided below:* ***Click here to sign the declaration* ***Click here to download a PDF* * * *Source:* *Seed Freedom*  

Seed Freedom: A Message to the People of Greece, Europe and the World From Dr. Vandana Shiva

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
October 1, 2012 Join the Global Alliance for Seed Freedom in a Fortnight of Action from the 2-16 October 2012. Please add your planned events and actions to our global calendar: *http://seedfreedom.in/events/community/add**.* Website: *http://seedfreedom.in/* Twitter: *https://twitter.com/occupytheseed* Facebook: *https://www.facebook.com/savetheseed* *The below link will lead you to many languages that have been subtexted:* YouTube: *http://www.youtube.com/user/occupytheseed* Source: http://aseedforchange.com/

GMO Film Project Video

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMO's, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations are tightening their grip on the world's food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat. The GMO Film Project (Untitled) tells the story of a father's discovery of G... more »

EADS 'will ditch' BAE deal over EU government demands

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*Aerospace giant is ready to walk away from merger if France and Germany don’t give ground.* Aerospace giant EADS is preparing to dump its audacious, £30bn merger with British defence group BAE Systems if European governments fail to lower their demands over the next three days. Sources close to EADS said the governments, who effectively control the Airbus-maker, need to make “significant progress” in their negotiations to avoid the deal falling apart. There were reports of a row between Britain and France jeopardising the deal on Friday. Advisers are understood to have told EADS... more »

US warns American activists not to attend anti-drone rally

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*U.S. diplomats Friday warned a group of American activists not to attend a rally against U.S. missile strikes scheduled for this weekend, claiming terrorists have threatened to attack the demonstration.* The rally is being led by Imran Khan, an internationally famous cricket player who has become one of Pakistan’s most popular opposition politicians largely on the basis of his outspoken criticism of the U.S. role in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The demonstration is scheduled to leave Islamabad Saturday and hopes to enter South Waziristan, part of the militant-plagued tribal area that... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SAMOA ISLANDS REGION - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck the SAMOA ISLANDS REGION at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 07:38:45 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 183 km (114 miles) South from APIA, Samoa No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Two more deaths as US meningitis outbreak affects more states

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*Number of cases now 64 in outbreak traced to products sent out by unaccredited pharmaceutical compounding company* An outbreak of meningitis linked to contaminated steroid shots prepared by a Massachusetts pharmacy has now resulted in seven deaths, officials said Saturday as they confirmed that the illness had spread to more states. The total number of cases of the rare form of fungal meningitis is now 64, with Minnesota and Ohio added to the list of states affected. Since the outbreak was traced to products sent out by an unaccredited pharmaceutical compounding company with a his... more »

US court fight starts for radical cleric sent from Britain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*(Reuters) - One-eyed radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri made his first appearance in federal court in New York on Saturday after Britain extradited him to the United States to face trial and a potential life sentence on terrorism charges.* The Egyptian-born Hamza, 54, entered U.S. District Court in Manhattan after being refused the prosthetics - including his signature metal hook - that he wears because of his missing forearms. Hamza is accused by Washington of supporting al Qaeda, aiding a kidnapping in Yemen and plotting to open a training camp for militants in the Unite... more »

Iran shifts enriched uranium to reactor fuel stock in 'confidence' show for West

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*TEHRAN, Iran — In a bid to ease international concerns over its nuclear program, Iran has converted more than a third of Tehran’s most highly enriched uranium into a powder for a medical research reactor that is difficult to reprocess for weapons production, experts and U.N. monitors say.* The work — noted in a technical report by the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency in late August — suggests Iran is trying to display enough goodwill to restart nuclear talks with world powers, while aiming to soften demands by the U.S. and others to halt Tehran’s top-level uranium enrichment. An in... more »

Philippines agrees to peace deal with Muslim rebels

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*The Philippine government says it has reached a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group.* The deal follows long negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to end the 40-year insurgency that has killed more than 120,000 people. It provides for the creation of a new autonomous region in Muslim-majority areas in the south of the country. President Benigno Aquino says two sides reached the deal for the resource-rich region during talks in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. "This agreement creates a new political entity and it deserv... more »

3 killed, 10 missing in southwestern Colombia mudslide

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*At least three people were killed and at least another 10 went missing Saturday when a mudslide caused by heavy rains flooded a village in the southwest of Colombia.* The mudslide took the rural settlements of Villa de Prado and Remolinos by surprise early Saturday morning, reported local newspaper Diario del Huila. "The fire department in the area informs us there are ten people missing. With the help of the police we will fly [over the area] to evaluate the situation," Government Secretary Julio Cesar Triana told the newspaper. "There's the body of a girl on the other side of th... more »

Dozens of villagers evacuate gas leak-contaminated village to temporary shelter, South Korea

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*(Yonhap) -- Dozens of villagers evacuated to a temporary shelter Saturday as officials tried to assess the extent of damage from a poisonous gas leak that devastated a large farmland.* About 70 elderly residents left their village, Bongsan-ri, in the southeastern city of Gumi to a public facility considered safer from the aftermath of the Sept. 27 leak of about eight tons of hydrofluoric acid. The chemical is an acute poison which can damage lungs and bones and affect the nervous system. The village is home to about 300 people, and the disaster management office in Gumi said the... more »

David Cameron vows to use Britain's veto to block the EU budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
*David Cameron has said he would use Britain's "veto" a second time if he feels Europe's seven-year spending plan is too high.* As the Conservative Party conference opened in Birmingham, the Prime Minister said he was prepared to halt next month's budget talks if EU leaders refuse to cut spending. Mr Cameron said he would not stand for "outrageous" attempts to increase the overall EU budget in negotiations on spending for the period 2014 to 2020. "If it comes to saying, 'No' to a deal that isn't right for Britain, I'll say, 'No,'" he said in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA at a depth of 23.7 km (14.7 miles), the quake hit at 07:00:55 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 20 km (12.4 miles) Southwest of Paquera, Costa Rica No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake LUZON, PHILIPPINES - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake has struck LUZON, PHILIPPINES at a depth of 33.1 km (20.6 miles), the quake hit at 03:14:23 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 5 km (3.1 miles) West of Santa Praxedes, Philippines No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION at a depth of 25.4 km (15.8 miles), the quake hit at 02:32:06 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 109 km (67 miles) Southeast of Nikol'skoye, Russia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 7th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake has struck TONGA at a depth of 21.8 km (13.5 miles), the quake hit at 01:56:50 UTC Sunday 7th October 2012 The epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) South of Pangai, Tonga No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE - 6th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 hours ago
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE at a depth of 15.2 km (9.4 miles), the quake hit at 22:49:36 UTC Saturday 6th October 2012 The epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) WNW of La Ligua, Chile No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

"Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” - Jim Valvano

Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"The Peace of Wild Things"* "When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free..." - Wendell Berry

Beyond Nuclear - Confirmed speakers for "A Mountain of Radioactive Waste 70 Years High," Chicago, Dec. 1-3

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago
A number of experts have confirmed they will speak, including (alphabetical by last name): *Kinnette Benedict*, Executive Director & Publisher, *Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists*; *Robert Chavez*, indigenous youth anti-uranium activist, Pueblo, New Mexico; *Diane D'Arrigo*, Radioactive Waste Project Director, Nuclear Information and Resource Service; *Kay Drey, *Beyond Nuclear board member, and nearly four decade long anti-nuclear activist; *Norma M. Field*, Ph.D., Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor in Japanese Studies in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Uni... more »

Remembering Matthew Shepard

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Matthew Shepard (1976-1998)* *"14 years ago today" is the simple title of this post by my colleague Jamie McGonnigal on the blog "Talk About Equality." Obviously nothing can ever change what happened to Matthew Shepard that day, but Jamie has done an eloquent job, not only of recalling that horrible day, but of setting out the hopeful impact it has had. I don't have anything to add.* -- Ken *14 years ago today* On October 7, 1998, Aaron Kreifels was riding his bike through a field in Wyoming. He wasn’t expecting that day to be different from any other beautiful sunny afternoon in... more »

Paralyzed In The OR: America Needs Political Surgery, Not Another False Election

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*2012 U.S. Presidential Election: style over substance; appearance over character; illusion over reality. * "In a sense 9/11 was unprecedented – the greatest mass murder ever committed in one day on U.S. soil. In another sense it represented an example of the kind of signature event with which we have become only too familiar since the Kennedy assassination. I have called these events deep events – events deeply rooted in illegal covert activity in various branches of US intelligence and with a predictable accompanying pattern of official cover-ups backed up by amazing media malf... more »

Sugar in Batteries May be Here in 5 Years

Photo courtesy: gringer/CC BY-SA 2.0 There has been plenty of talk about just how bad sugar is for us in the health community; but, turns out it could be beneficial for us in our electronics. Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have found that sugar might be the key to better, cheaper rechargeable batteries. Lithium-ion batteries may be the battery of choice right now for electric cars and gadgets, but the increasing complexity of getting access to lithium from reserves in countries like China and Bolivia have pushed Japanese researchers to look for alternatives. One b... more »

Coast to Coast

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Happy Thanksgiving. Remember when you`re sleeping, we`re watching. The Straight Goods Cheers Eyes and Antennas Wide Open

Nuckelchen's Latest Fukushima Video and the Horrors of A Nuclear Holocaust

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujti1NCKigo&feature=youtu.be From October 5. The radiation levels are creeping up. There is evidence that the levels are going back up. I am not going to describe my sources for this claim. I am alarmed, but I cannot be sure, yet. How can levels be going up again, and again, and again....? In June 2012, Tepco asserted that the plant was continuing to emit 10 million becquerels per hour: NHK documentary *Fukushima Daiichi Radiation: March to Recovery; Voices From 3/11 published August 12, 2012* According to Tepco’s estimates in June 2012, the pla... more »

New Evidence of Early Man

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 day ago

Focus On Listening And Attending To Others Lovingly

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 day ago
Focus on listening and attending to others lovingly October 5, 2012 by John Smallman The great event – awakening – continues its approach, and as it does so more and more of humanity is feeling the need to change attitudes and behaviors so that longterm peace may prevail all over the planet. The energy from the divine Love field is penetrating areas of human thought and activity that would seem inconceivable to the majority of you, and yet the darkest and most carefully hidden domains, from which Love has been locked out for eons, are being gently and most effectively permeate... more »

PORTAL 2012: Conferences, Intel and Interviews

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 day ago
Saturday, October 6, 2012 Conferences, Intel and Interviews All details for New York and Sint Maarten Portal 2012 conferences have been finalized. You can register now. For the New York conference from November 16th to 18th, the registration link is here: http://portal2012.org/NewYork.html And for Sint Maarten Caribbean conference from November 30th to December 2nd, you can register here: http://portal2012.org/StMaarten.html Of course, you are also welcome to visit our Torino, Austin or Laguna Beach conferences or join us for main portal activation on December 21st in Egypt:... more »

SaLuSa 5-October-2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 day ago
SaLuSa 5-October-2012 As channeled by Mike Quinsey Many things are coming to a head, and even disclosure may yet be first announced by unlikely sources. If it does, it will force the hand of other countries to admit what their own contacts have been. No doubt there will be a reluctance to reveal the full extent to which they have been made. However it is the time for the truth to come out, and after all much of it will simply be an acknowledgement of what is already known. No doubt National Security will be used as an excuse to hold back on information relating to agreements ... more »

There is a partnership between yourselves and ourselves

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 day ago
*There is a partnership between yourselves and ourselves* Michael as channeled by Ron Head October 5, 2012 in Michael, Ron's Channeled Message Michael Today we are happy to point out to you the build-up of the ten-ten portal energy. Those who are sensitive will already know this. Still, many insist that nothing is happening. It is amazing to us that so many are still in denial when there is so much happening about them to confirm what we are telling you. Yet we understand that, for those who are locked in old reasoning, it will continue to be so for long times to come. Fo... more »

SOLDIERHUGS: Who Will Answer?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 day ago
* * http://www.soldierhugs.com/who-will-answer/* * * * *Who Will Answer?* by Ian MacLeod In my long-ago youth, WWII wasn't far gone, and being Southern country folk and Tennessee and Kentucky hill-folk, we remembered a lot farther back than that. I can remember staying with relatives somewhere up around Cumberland, in their two room wood, partly log, cabin, an old Franklin stove providing the only heat besides the people there. They brought out quilts (home-made, of course), comforters (the same) and all manner of bed-clothes for us, and we all slept on the floor. This was back ... more »

A Panda

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago

Musical Interlude: 2002, “A Year And A Day”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “A Year And A Day” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL7b_avTk38&feature=related

U.S. congressman calls evolution, embryology "lies" from "pit of hell"

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
This would be amusing in a different context; but seriously "embryology"? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBy3MbP4WDo ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior. ... Broun spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told the Athens Banner-Herald that Broun was recorded speaking off-the-record to a church group about his religious beliefs. He sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Read more: http://www.ctvne... more »

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