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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

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It's Not You, It's Them

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 38 minutes 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 - 41 minutes 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 - 48 minutes 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 - 48 minutes 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 hija... more »

What If You Could No Longer Protest Your Government?

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
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Anonymous Calls for Worldwide Protest Against Big Brother

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
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Your Tax Dollars At War

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
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Radicals At The Gate

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 - 1 hour 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! - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour ago
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Western Propagandists Attempt to Trigger Catastrophic Turkish-Syrian War

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour ago


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 it are a myth... John 

Anti-racist subway ads to Appear in NYC subway stations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 hours ago

Drinking Coffee Kills Pain, Lifts Mood and Sharpens the Mind

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 »

Economy a leaking balloon, govts make things worse

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 »

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 10 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! - 10 hours 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 - 10 hours 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 - 10 hours 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 - 11 hours 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 - 12 hours ago

Focus On Listening And Attending To Others Lovingly

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours ago

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 »

Chet Raymo, "The Dot and the Abyss"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"The Dot and the Abyss" by Chet Raymo "Let's take a stroll around the neighborhood. Nearby. Not very far. Let's say 20 light-years from the Sun. A typical neighborhood, for our neck of the galaxy. About a hundred stars. If we travel to the nearest one on, say, a Voyager spacecraft, it will take us upwards of thirty thousand years to get there. So our neighborhood amble will take a while. First we'll pop in on Alpha Centauri and its two companions. Alpha is a twin of our Sun, a yellow star. In our 20-light-year neighborhood there are half-a-dozen Sunlike stars. Not many stars are... more »

Street Art: Protesting the NWO

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 13 hours ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. Ultraviolet ionizing radiation from the Trapezium stars, mostly from the brightest star Theta-1 Orionis C powers the complex star forming region's entire visible glow. *Click image for larger size. * About three million years old, the Orion Nebula Cluster was even more compact in its younger years and a recent dynamical study ind... more »

"Dogtown: A Happy Face!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Dogtown" "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." ~ Josh Billings "It's not just a sanctuary - it's Dogtown! Dogtown is the most welcoming place on earth. They may have been homeless, but none of the dogs here are sad and forlorn. Everywhere you go, you're greeted with wagging tails, whelps of excitement and big, friendly eyes. This is truly a neighborly, all-American town. Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its ea... more »

Native American Women honored for Healing and Earth Defense

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
** *Native American women to be honored as Climate Heroes in Washington *  Sarah James at the UN Climate Summit in Cancun 2010 Photo Brenda Norrell** *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com WASHINGTON -- Native American women are among those being honored on Sunday, and recognized for their healing and defense of the Earth. They are among the 100 notable climate heroes to be honored at the inaugural Atlas Awards at a ceremony October 7 on the National Mall. They will be honored for their leadership in influencing Americans towards more caring and susta... more »

Don Miguel Ruiz, "The Liar That Lives in Your Head"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"The Liar That Lives in Your Head" by Don Miguel Ruiz "Before we were born, a whole society of storytellers was already here. The storytellers who were here before us taught us how to be human. First they told us what we are-a boy or a girl-then they told us who we are, and who we should or shouldn't be. They taught us how to be a woman or how to be a man. They told us to be a proper woman, a decent woman, a strong man, a brave man. They gave us a name, and they told us the role we would play in their story. They prepared us to live in the human jungle, to compete with one anoth... more »

"A Sign Of The Times: Real Church Sign"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Yeah, we're doing just fine, thanks for asking..."

Psychology: "Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind" by Dan Eden "When “Robbie” the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie Forbidden Planet, his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like “Robbie,” that killing is prohibited — but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the deat... more »

Geology: "Earth's Magnetic Field and Climate Change"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Earth's Magnetic Field and Climate Change" by Discovery "The Earth's climate has been significantly affected by the planet's magnetic field, according to a Danish study published Monday that is unlikely to challenge the notion that human emissions are largely responsible for global warming. "Our results show a strong correlation between the strength of the Earth's magnetic field and the amount of precipitation in the tropics," one of the two Danish geophysicists behind the study, Mads Faurschou Knudsen of the geology department at Aarhus University in western Denmark, told the ... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "One Day"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"One Day"* "One day I will say the gift I once had has been taken. The place I have made for myself belongs to another. The words I have sung are being sung by the ones I would want. Then I will be ready for that voice and the still silence in which it arrives. And if my faith is good then we'll meet again on the road, and we'll be thirsty, and stop and laugh and drink together again from the deep well of things as they are." - David Whyte "Where Many Rivers Meet" • "The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see... more »

Sunday Classics preview: Tonight finally we hear des Grieux's "Dream" as sung by . . . well, you'll hear

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Des Grieux (Rolando Villaz√≥n) shares his dream with Manon (Natalie Dessay) -- from Act II of Massenet's Manon in Barcelona, 2007.* *by Ken* For tonight's preview we're going to revisit the young Ch√©valier des Grieux's "Dream," as shared with his young lover Manon Lescaut at a time when she, alas, already knows that they're as little as minutes away from everything between them coming to a crashing end. We're going to hear it tonight in a recording I was too lazy to prepare for presentation earlier. As we'll hear once again, des Grieux has no clue as to what's about to happen. To... more »

"The Thorn Bird"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the price of great pain… or so sa... more »

"Your Move: The Maze of Free Will"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Your Move: The Maze of Free Will" By Galen Strawson "You arrive at a bakery. It’s the evening of a national holiday. You want to buy a cake with your last 10 dollars to round off the preparations you’ve already made. There’s only one thing left in the store — a 10-dollar cake. On the steps of the store, someone is shaking an Oxfam tin. You stop, and it seems quite clear to you — it surely is quite clear to you — that it is entirely up to you what you do next. You are — it seems — truly, radically, ultimately free to choose what to do, in such a way that you will be ultimately mor... more »

Touching me, touching you

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
Don't understand the fascination with daily polls. The only thing you learn is that the public is fickle and we already know that. And there's so many out there now, that you can find one that validates your world view at any given moment. But I don't need that. Me. I don't get excited when Obama's poll numbers are up. Don't get worried when they're down. I measure the public temperament more by what I see and overhear on the streets. Or don't. There is support for Romney among people who should know better. The ones I talk to have been woefully misinformed. Not sure all of them ar... more » 

Mass rally in Venice to call for independence from Italy

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Two centuries after Napoleonic forces snuffed out the 1,000-year Venetian Republic, Venetians are once again aspiring to become an independent state. Inspired by the nationalist aspirations of Scotland and Catalonia, pro-independence campaigners will hold a mass rally in the heart of the lagoon city on Saturday, calling for an urgent referendum to be held on the issue. Indipendenza Veneta, a newly-founded pro-independence movement, says it expects several thousand people to turn up for the rally. They will be ferried across the Grand Canal in gondolas to deliver a "declaration of... more »

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Ten Rules For Being Human" Rule One: You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth. Rule Two: You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'life.' Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum. Rule Three: There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experim... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Apple Valley, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards: UK (and likely elsewhere)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. The death toll was disclosed by the Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care. Last night there were warnings that they must prompt ... more »

"Drinking Coffee Kills Pain, Lifts Mood and Sharpens the Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Drinking Coffee Kills Pain, Lifts Mood and Sharpens the Mind"* by Sayer Ji "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. 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 subje... more »

"Experts: Food Prices Will Soar Leading to Political, Civil Unrest"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Experts: Food Prices Will Soar Leading to Political, Civil Unrest"* by Keith Johnson "The worst U.S. drought since 1936 has devastated crops and livestock across the country and opened the floodgates to opportunists hawking genetically modified (GM) seed products. Worse yet, socioeconomic experts now predict that the world may be less than one year away from a catastrophic food crisis that could lead to even more political instability and civil unrest. Meanwhile, consumers are bracing for a harsh winter as food prices begin their rise to unprecedented levels. Meat and dairy pr... more »

“Cellphone Cameras: The Little Snitch In Your Pocket”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
* “Cellphone Cameras: * *The Little Snitch In Your Pocket”* By Sarah Jaffe "Taxpayer-funded programs have created malware for Android smartphones that can remotely take over your phone's camera and use it to spy on you, according to reports in the Washington Times and PCWorld. According to Christina DesMarais at PC World: "They call it "visual malware" dubbed PlaceRaider that uses the phone's camera and other sensors to create three-dimensional models of indoor environments that bad guys could download, study and use to steal "virtual objects" such as financial documents, info... more »

Protest Columbus Day in Pueblo, Colorado 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
*DEFEAT RACISM • PROTEST COLUMBUS DAY •* ** *DEFEND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS* This year in Pueblo, the birthplace of C-Day Columbus Day Celebration Protest Monday, October 8, 2012 (Official C-Day) When: 9am, Monday, October 8th, 2012 • *Rally *at 10am, Columbus Statue, across from Rawlings Public Library, 100 Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81004. Bring banners, signs and your anti-racism messages. ** *Where* Meet at Henkle Park, Pueblo, CO, on Abriendo Avenue, between Ramona and Penn Streets at 9am. March to Columbus statue for rally at 10 am, in front of Rawlings Library, 100 Abr... more »


Vaccine Awakening - 17 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago

Paul B. Farrell, "Doomsday Capitalism?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Doomsday Capitalism?"* by Paul B. Farrell "Doomsday Capitalism? Capitalism is killing America? Yes, that’s the message in my tenth book. “Doomsday Capitalism, 10 Self-Destructive Trends.” But you’ll never see it in print. No one, even book publishers want to read this truth: Capitalism is destroying America. Why? Super-Rich Capitalists get rich off these macro trends. They want happy talk. Back in 2007 Vanguard founder Jack Bogle called my warnings “prescient.” But that didn’t stop the meltdown. Next time financial historians warn of a bigger meltdown; a total collapse has... more »

The Ladies Fight Back Against The Republican Party War Against Women

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
It would be a mistake to think the GOP War On Women is primarily about misfits like Todd Akin (and Paul Ryan who has cosponsored some of the most viciously misogynistic legislation with Akin ever seen in the history of the U.S. Congress). The entire deranged party has lost its way and has allowed itself to be turned into some kind of Bronze Age patriarchal parody by the mullahs of the religionist right. Satirist and social activist Lizz Winstead is the mind behind the new website, Lady Parts Justice and the video up top is their first effort to focus attention on sociopaths like V... more »

J.J.C. "Jack" Smart - R.I.P.

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 18 hours ago
I just learned via various sources on Facebook and Twitter that the Australian philosopher J.J.C. a.k.a. Jack Smart passed away today at the age of 92. The very fact that this sad news is immediately echoing around the world tells you something about his stature, and a further glimpse of this can be caught by visiting his webpage at Monash University, which besides his distinguished carreer reveals that he was busy publishing high quality papers as late as at the age of 86. His most well-known philosophical achievements were his championship of physicalism in the philosophy of mi... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 18 hours ago
Tony Blair's friend Cliff Richard (left) with Sir Jimmy Savile, who allegedly supplied boys to the elite for sex. Cliff Richard, whose home is near to where Madeleine McCann disappeared, with Winston Churchill's close friend Lord Boothby, who reportedly was involved with child sex rings for the elite.. Lord Boothby with top gangster Ronnie Kray, centre, who reportedly supplied boys to the elite. Cliff Richard was friends with the Kray Twins. Lost Youth Volume 2: London - Page 429 - Google Books Result *Bernard Oliver - victim in the Tattingstone suitcase murder* Anonymous c... more »

Christine Prat Photos Navajo Fair

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 18 hours ago
Christine Prat of France shares photos from the Navajo Nation Fair this year and previous years. Thank you Christine for sharing your photos, and translating articles at Censored News into French! *Click images to enlarge.*

Saturday Play--Comedian Streeter Seidell

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 18 hours ago
New York comedian Streeter Seidell does a brief set on the founding fathers.

Disgusting Liberal Hackery at the Toronto Star

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 18 hours ago
Glenn Greenwald is forced to ruefully observe that Democrats who decried bush II's regime of illegal spying on US citizens and his regime of rendition and torture (denied by bush II in that dunce's own clumsily fraudulent way) are now completely onside with Barack Obama's stated claims of the right to detain US citizens without charges and even to assassinate them. These former defenders of the US Constitution are now enthusiastic destroyers of it. All due to the sickness of partisan politics. Isthis disgusting Toronto Star article evidence of the same disease amongst Canadian Liber... more »

“California Gas Price Hits Record $4.614 Per Gallon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“California Gas Price Hits Record $4.614 Per Gallon”* by Tyler Durden "We have covered the great California gas rush in the past few days, and here is the confirmation. According to the AAA fuel gauge report, the average California gas price just hit an all time record of $4.614, and shows no sign of slowing down. *Click image for larger size.* From LA Times: "California’s average gasoline price set a record Saturday of $4.614 for a gallon of regular, up 12.8 cents overnight – but anyone who filled up in the last few days probably isn’t surprised. Gasoline prices skyrocketed ... more »

Coffee, Culture and Recovery in Ciudad Juarez

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
October 6, 2012 *Ciudad Juarez News Coffee, Culture and Recovery in Ciudad Juarez* *By Kent Paterson* *Frontera NorteSur: U.S.-Mexico border news* Center for Latin American and Border Studies New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico Posted at Censored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com As Ciudad Juarez lurches ahead in an uncertain recovery from years of extreme violence and economic decline, signs of renewed night life are stirring in the northern Mexican border city. Especially in the Pronaf and Gomez Morin zones, new bars and clubs, known as antros in Mexican lingo, are o... more »

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

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
Israeli intelligence and air force waged a cyber battle Saturday, Oct. 6 with unidentified parties, most likely Hizballah or Iran, who sent a satellite-guided unmanned helicopter into Israeli air space through the Mediterranean. debkafile’s military sources report exclusively that for 30 minutes, as the helicopter flew over southern Israel, control swung back and forth between Israeli cyber operators and unknown agents. The battle was finally resolved by an Israel decision to scramble four F-16 fighters to shoot the trespasser down, the while Israeli cyber experts tried to identify... more »

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