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Monday, October 8, 2012

8 October - Blogs I'm Following II

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Thank God These People Won't Succeed!!!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 minutes ago
The attempt to create a World War III in the middle east continues. These two videos are mind boggling. Further verification of what Benjamin Fulford and others have been saying for months. We know these people are being restrained by higher forces, as another time line other than destruction is on the agenda for this year. Still, the unmitigated audacity of these people and their complete disregard for human life is astounding.

Politico Wins The Weekend's Worst Hack Job Competition

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 minutes ago
Sessions & Israel I almost wrote Alex Isenstadt a note to ask him if the DCCC had written his column about potential upsets or if they just told him which candidates to include. It's embarrassing that he pasted "Here's *Politico*'s look at five potential Democratic upsets to watch" onto a list that came directly from the DCCC. Is that reporting? Are these *Politico* guys aware that America is more than just a theoretical construct and they ought to get out and visit sometime and not just depend on what they're told by Steve Israel and Pete Sessions for congressional coverage. DC is a... more » 

Putin dubs McCain "Nuts"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 41 minutes ago
Sen John McCain publicly threatens Putin, the president of Russia saying,"Putin could easily suffer the same fate as Gaddafi".

loving you

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 46 minutes ago

Strange Sounds in the sky over Hertfordshire, England - 29th of September 2012

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 59 minutes ago
* Thoughts: Brb, changing pants. On a serious note, I'm unable to verify the authenticity of this, so if you're from the area, let us know if you heard it, or email your footage / sounds to us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. Worth investigating further.* *Also, here is some similar strange sound phenomenon filmed in Florida in 2011:* * *

Strange UFO sighting reported in Der Alzor, Syria

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 59 minutes ago
*Thoughts: I found it interesting that in an unrelated issue (or perhaps related in a way we don't know), you can hear the war going on in the background through the sounds of gunfire and mortar.*

CBS: Security dwindled before deadly Libyan consulate attack

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
October 8, 2012 7:25 PM Security dwindled before deadly Libyan consulate attack By Sharyl Attkisson, Margaret Brennan (CBS News) One of the men who was in charge of security for U.S. diplomats in Libya says he feared for their safety long before the attack last month on the consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans were killed in the attacks on the Libyan consulate, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The concerned military security officer and Army green beret, Lt. Colonel Andrew Wood, will tell his story to Congress on Wednesday. Wood first set foot in Libya last February to le... more »

Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A single mysterious computer program that placed orders — and then subsequently canceled them — made up 4 percent of all quote traffic in the U.S. stock market last week, according to the top tracker of high-frequency trading activity. The motive of the algorithm is still unclear. The program placed orders in 25-millisecond bursts involving about 500 stocks, according to Nanex, a market data firm. The algorithm never executed a single trade, and it abruptly ended at about 10:30 a.m. Friday. “Just goes to show you how just one person can have such an outsized impact on the market,” ... more »

The burning madness

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 1 hour ago
Sixth Estate describes... more »

Wild Parrots Name Their Children

Wild pair of green-rumped parrotlets, Forpus passerinus, photographed in Venezuela. Male (left) and female (right). Image: screengrab. People who live with parrots know that they can mimic their human care-givers as well as many of the common sounds in their environment. One parrot owner started receiving mysterious phantom phone calls. The phone would ring; but, no matter how quickly it would be answered, there was never anyone there. Then, one day, the mystery was solved. The owner had answered yet another phantom call when she happened to glance at the parrot. Much to her amazem... more »

Status Update

Daniel Nexon at - 1 hour ago
We still haven’t gotten the comments working properly. RSS feed seems to be okay. We are working on rebuilding other elements of the site. Thanks for your continued patience.

SOLDIERHUGS.COM: A Message to the U.S. Military

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
*I was asked to post this by Soldierhugs.com tonight. -AK* http://www.soldierhugs.com/ *A Message to the U.S. Military* This comes from our great friend and patriot Billy M. Jr. at www.newtomorrow.us

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7eSn_9uT0&feature=related 

Your filthy desk and its dirty germ secrets

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
[image: Your filthy desk and its dirty germ secrets. Graphic by Sarah Wenger, http://www.learnstuff.com/medical-hazard-at-work/] By Sarah Wenger 27 September 2012 Is your throat sore? Is your nose running? Do you have a fever? If you have any of these symptoms, chances are that you got them by sitting at your desk. Although it might look sterile, in fact, your desk harbors more germs and bacteria on it than a kitchen table or even a toilet. That shouldn’t be surprising when you think that at least 50% of Americans eat lunch and snack at their desks and one-third of workers go to w... more » 
( Lost it. Completely. Children  exposed to germs and dirt - even to the eating of it - are sick less than  those who are kept inside with indoor air pollution, no sun, and 'protected' by 'germ killing' hand washing toxins and deodorants. Washing is not disinfecting. Cleaning is not a matter of biocide. And your runny nose ? Have you been breathing air which is dry ? Mucus protects your nose  from germ infiltration - but it must be moist. And that business of sitting at a desk. I knew it would kill me young - from inactivity.

The Poet: Ranier Maria Rilke, "I Love The Dark Hours"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "I Love The Dark Hours"* "I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood. Then the knowing comes: I can open to another life that's wide and timeless. So I am sometimes like a tree rustling over a gravesite and making real the dream of the one its living roots embrace: a dream once lost among sorrows and songs." - Ranier Maria Rilke

Paulo Coelho, “Porcupines and Solidarity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Paulo Coelho, “Porcupines and Solidarity” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=auwxu6Ym1uc Illustrations by Ken Crane, http://www.kencraneillustrations.com/

"How You Can Defeat Cynicism and Become a Positive Thinker"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "How You Can Defeat Cynicism and Become a Positive Thinker"* by The Daily Mind "Do you assume the best or the worst? Are you filled with hope or are you filled with doubt? Do you think kindly of the people around you or do you judge their motivations? At times it seems as if the whole world is absorbed in negative cynicism. In this post I want to show you how you can defeat cynicism and become a positive thinker. It really isn’t that hard. *What is cynicism?* Before you can deal with anything in life you need to know a little bit about it. For example, if you want to know how ... more »

Benjamin Fulford: Are Syria, Jordan and Israel about to revert to Turkish control?

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 2 hours ago
*Are Syria, Jordan and Israel about to revert to Turkish control?* Posted by benjamin October 8, 2012 The passing by the Turkish parliament last week of a law authorizing war against Syria may be part of a secret plan to restore Middle-Eastern peace by placing Turkey in charge of the region. This would mean putting Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and maybe Iraq under Turkish rule as a part of a loose confederation of countries that have, for many thousands of years, been part of the same cultural tradition. Only the Luciferian state of Israel has the military ability to stop Tu... more »

Bill O’Reilly vs, Jon Stewart: Big Govt vs. Bigger Govt

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Possibly more enlightening than the *other *American political debate over the weekend, almost certainly more enlightening, and without a doubt a heck of a lot funnier. [Hat tip Brian Edwards Media] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Congress can too take us over the fiscal cliff if it wants to, James S!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
[*Yes, you can click to enlarge.*] *"The fact that Congress was foolish enough to create the fiscal cliff doesn't mean it also has to be foolish enough to drive us off it."* *-- James Surowiecki, in this week's *New Yorker* Financial Page,* "Cliffhangers" *by Ken* No, James, Congress doesn't *have* to be foolish enough to drive us off the fiscal cliff, but it can if it wantsta, nyah-nyah-nyah. Trust Financial Pagemeister Surowiecki to find a new angle on the fiscal cliff Congress created for itself and now doesn't know how to back away from. It's the concept of "pre-commitment" no... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"A pair of NASA space telescopes have captured a spectacular new photo of the Helix Nebula, a glowing celestial vision that resembles a giant cosmic eye. The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293) represents a dying star known as a planetary nebula. The new picture, released Wednesday (Oct. 3), combines data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which observes in long-wavelength infrared light, and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which picked out the short-wavelength ultraviolet light coming from the object. *Click image for larger size.* The Helix Nebula is located about 65... more »

Respect for Life in the Slum--Updated October 8, 2012

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 3 hours ago
Respect for Life Baby in Soleil October 8, 2012 (Photo by John Carroll) You may remember the little baby in trouble on Friday afternoon. Well here she is today (Monday) with no oxygen requirements. She is breathing easy on her own. This is good because there are no ventilators at St. Catherine's Hospital in Soleil. The baby is getting intravenous antibiotics ampicillin and gentamicin. She is not out of the woods but she stands a chance. ------------ St. Catherine's is being repainted. It looks better than a few weeks ago. This hospital is run by the Haitian government. But you know ... more »

U.S. Policy: Gas Up Radical Islamists Just To Blow Them Up

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*As a result of its policy of arming Jihadists in Syria who behead people they disagree with, Washington is destroying the credibility of its most basic anti-terror claims that it made after the 9/11 false flag. * "The contradictions in U.S. foreign policy couldn't be clearer than in Syria. The U.S. is supporting Jihadist terrorists and thereby putting to death the biggest fable in its war on terror mythology: Radical Islam is a threat to America and Western civilization. The absurdity of the media fables is too much to ignore. The *collapsing 9/11 mythology* and NATO's war on te... more »

Deal with the Devil: Monsanto Headed to Supreme Court in Case Against Its Own Growers

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Tim McCoy The case of Vernon Bowman v Monsanto is headed to the Supreme Court, a case in which Monsanto is fighting against one of its own GMO farmers. Mr. Bowman is a farmer from Indiana who grows soybeans, and has challenged the biotech giant over its official agreement. Bowman started buying Monsanto’s GMO soybeans in 1999 and signed the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement (MTSA), which is detailed below. Bowman adhered to the MTSA for these seed purchases and did not save the seeds for replanting in subsequent years, per the contract. However, in 2007 Bowman bought s... more »

Omega-3 Fats Seen as Natural Anti-Aging Nutrient

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Lisa Garber A new study partially attributes longevity to consuming enough omega-3s to balance the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, which preserves DNA segments called telomeres – telomeres shorten with age. The scientists essentially pinpoint omega-4 fats as a natural anti-aging nutrient. Participants in the experiment supplementing with omega-3s also showed 15 percent lower levels of oxidative stress compared to a placebo group. *Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio in America * The typical American diet is heavy in omega-6 fatty acids—found in vegetable oils—and l... more »

State Department Covers Up Ambassador Stevens’ Death at Rented Villa in Benghazi

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the US, a bombing in Libya occurred that resulted in the deaths of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, US State Department communications specialist and former US Air Force veteran Sean Smith and two US Marines. However, the official story provided by the US government and Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State do not explain the actual events that took place before and on the attack by alleged terrorists. John Christopher Stevens was promoted in less than 1 year through the ranks from a Pe... more »

The Inflation Rate Is A Lie Too

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Dees Ilustration Michael Snyder, *Contributor* Can we believe any of the economic numbers that the government is feeding us these days? Most of the focus recently has been on the bizarre jobs report that the government released last Friday, but the truth is that the inflation rate is a lie too. In fact, the way that the government calculates inflation has changed more than 20 times since 1978. The government is *constantly* looking for ways that it can make inflation appear to be even lower. According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if inflation was measured the same way th... more »

"Give Me the Stars... Life Wants to Live!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Give Me the Stars... Life Wants to Live!"* by Rick Tumlinson “I have been asked how I can so easily cross party lines during this election time, when it comes to supporting or chastising politicians based on their actions regarding the opening of space. Why do I care about opening the space frontier more than any other issue? How can I support this one who is doing this, or attack that one who is doing that? How can I even deal with that guy who is doing so much harm, and why do I attack that woman who has done so much good for other issues? So many reasons, so important to m... more »

Police: "Enter Detroit At Your Own Risk"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Michael Snyder, *Contributor* If you plan on visiting Detroit any time soon, the police have a message for you: "Enter Detroit at your own risk". That ominous message was actually emblazoned across the top of a flyer that the Detroit Police Officer Association was passing out prior to a rally on Saturday. The flyer pointed out that Detroit is the most violent city in the nation and that more homicides are committed in Detroit than anywhere else. Meanwhile, the number of police officers in Detroit has been steadily decreasing. There are more murders in Detroit today than there... more »

Drone Incident Over Israel

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
image source Stephen Lendman, *Contributor* On October 6, Haaretz headlined "IDF shoots down drone that penetrated Israeli airspace," saying that an "unidentified aerial vehicle" entered Israeli airspace Saturday. Israel shot it down over the Negev, south of Mount Hebron. The IDF said Saturday that the drone arrived in Israel from the west after flying over the Mediterranean and the Gaza Strip. It said the incident is under investigation. IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechair said Israel tracked it "throughout the course of its flight." Fighter jets were dispatched. After getting appr... more »

Rally against racism Oklahoma Capitol Oct. 11, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
*Society to Preserve Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Treaties* *S.P.I.R.I.T.* *Press Release** **October 8, 2012*** * * *PEOPLE UNITED AGAINST RACISM RALLY* *THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012* *OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITOL, SOUTH PLAZA– 9 AM TO 11 AM* *The Society to Preserve Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Treaties* * (S.P.I.R.I.T.)*responds to racial profiling and injustice to people of color in Oklahoma. In response to the Kay County Sheriff's Department's desecration of a sacred eagle staff and their violation of a Mohawk citizen's civil and human rights, S.P.I.R.I.T. has confirmed a meeting w... more »

DHS wants drones – but won’t have to pay for them during Civil War II

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
James Smith, *Contributor* When the DHS put in the solicitation for "participation in the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) project from the small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) for transition to its customers" many people believed that the DHS was working on buying drones to watch over the sheeple before, during, and after mass civil disorder. But they won’t need to. Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have been used by Homeland Security for more than 5 years in the United States. Four units were to be purchased by the end of 2007, covering land and sea. However, UA... more »

Israel Launches Airstrikes After Attacks From Gaza

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets and mortar shells into Israeli territory on Monday, causing no casualties but some property damage, after an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza on Sunday killed one Palestinian and wounded at least nine others. Israeli warplanes responded immediately, striking a number of rocket-launching squads as they fired toward Israel, according to the military, and hitting several facilities belonging to Hamas, the Islamic group that controls Gaza. The military said the sites were being used to store weapons. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Heal... more » 

Chet Raymo, “Little Lesson, Part 1”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Little Lesson, Part 1”* by Chet Raymo "My colleague, theologian Greg Shaw, asked me the other day "Do scientists discover reality, or invent reality?" It is, of course, the ultimate question. Knowing Greg, I was sure he would come down on the invent side of the dichotomy. After a lifetime of reading and reflecting on the subject, I would imagine the answer lies somewhere between the poles, but leaning optimistically toward discover. As a start, I offer Greg this poem of Wallace Stevens, called "Study of Two Pears." Stevens wrestled long with the distinction between imaginatio... more »


Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 5 hours ago
Sorry for the slow blogging here today, but I will wish everyone celebrating a very happy Simchat Torah tonight and tomorrow. Can't quite be the Best Holiday Ever because it's not really much of a food holiday, but I'm a big fan nonetheless. I suppose it was also Columbus Day today, at least outside of the People's Republic of Berkeley and other select polities. And Shemini Atzeret, for those celebrating that one. So lots of holidays. This blog, by the way, does have a policy position on that one: holidays are good. Anyway, I have a few items today: at Greg's place I blogged about M... more »

Video: GMO Ticking Time Bomb, The Bankers Want You Sterilized And Then Dead!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
In my Sunday rant, I talked about how new evidence has come forward that the so called GMO foods that we are being subjected to heavily here in North America contain a sterilization agent known as "Epicyte" that was developed some 20 years ago. Monsanto, the head criminal organization behind the poisonous and deadly GMO push had claimed that they stopped research and production in Epicyte, and that their Genetically modified foods, especially Corn, does not contain this human male sperm killing agent. But considering what a group of liars and criminals Monsanto truly is, I for o... more »

Paper Money = Despotism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Guest post by* Wendy McElroy* *The issue of money's quality is the thing that provides the fuel for the dreams of the folk who like to rule us. The animal also fuels the financial markets, now entering another bubble phase. It fuels the banking systems, that are solvent only on paper. Many people say that another crisis is around the corner, and who can doubt it?* *Most fundamentally, the issue of sound money comes down to human liberty. There are great books on this topic. My personal favorites are Mises' **Theory of Money and Credit** and **Paper Money Collapse** by Detlev Schli... more »


Australian Foreign Minister, Senator Bob Carr, has suggested that a political assassination maybe needed in order to bring about the downfall of Syrian president Bashir al-Assad. It wasn’t clear whether or not Carr was referring to al-Assad himself. Carr was speaking on the ABC’s *Four Corners* program last night. While on the one hand Carr was talking about assassination in order to effect regime change, he was also telling his audience: "We do know there is a body of opinion in the Arab world running strongly that says 'we do not want extremism, we want democracy denied to us for... more »

Shocking Declaration From Jewish Rabbi: You Are Eating Your Children In Sausages And Hamburger!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
About six years ago, there was an interesting interview conducted between a Jewish rabbi, named Abraham Finkelstein, and a Pastor named Wickstrom. I first heard about that interview just over two years ago, and the time there was strong evidence that it was totally fraudulent. To me, the statements made by this Rabbi Abe Finkelstein were beyond anything imaginable and in my own thinking they therefore had to be fraudulent. However, thanks to the research of my friend, Whitewraithe, who writes the blog: Pragmatic Witness (www.pragmaticwitness.com), she was able to determine that ... more »

Unlearn, Rewild

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 7 hours ago
Are you glowing with inner peace? Is your journey healthy, balanced, and joyful? Do you believe that the world is close to perfection because of technological progress? None of the above? Miles Olson is a young man with an old soul. He has never felt at home in modern society, even in childhood. The only people who made sense to him were the Native Americans, because they lived with respect and reverence for all things. When he was 17, he spent the summer living alone on a remote island. Solitude in wildness is powerful medicine. In a week or so, he could barely remember his ... more »

Turkey - Thousands say "NO TO WAR with SYRIA"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
You won't see this on CNN or CBC.

Stopping Buck McKeon-- It Takes A Village

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Blue America has teamed up with Santa Clarita progressives at The Buck Stops Now to create a TV and radio campaign to highlight the dangers to nearly a third of the people in McKeon's congressional district posed by his stubborn and arrogant inaction on he Cemex mine. Up top is the web ad-- please send it around to your friends-- and we're working on cutting that down to both a radio spot and a TV spot. And down at the bottom is a TV spot that will be on the air any moment. If you've been around Blue America for long you probably recall when Rickie Lee Jones and the guys from the ... more »

Suicide bomber attacks Syrian security compound

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*BEIRUT (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a compound of the Syrian intelligence on the outskirts of Damascus on Monday, a Syrian official said. * There were no immediate reports of casualties in the blast in Harasta, a suburb of the nation's capital, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The blast could be heard across Damascus and was followed by armed clashes, said the pro-government TV station Al-Ikhbariya. Ambulances and fire trucks were seen driving to the scene. There was no immediate clai... more »

Nigerian army fires on civilians in Maiduguri, 30 dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
* (AGI) Abuja, Oct 8 - The Nigerian army fired indiscriminately on residents in Maiduguri, capital of the north-eastern state of Borno, killing at least 30 civilians. * Several witnesses reported the incident, attributing the army's reaction to an attack on a patrol which occurred some hours before in which two soldiers were wounded. After the reprisal, some witnesses raccounted, the soldiers savagely attacked inhabitants in the area, burning around fifty houses. "The soldiers," a witness of the slaughter said, "arrived in our neighborhood and began to attack us, shooting at anyo... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Shelley, Idaho, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"To Die For An Idea..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!" ~ H. L. Mencken

SaLuSa, October 8, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
*Mike Quinsey - SaLuSa, October 8, 2012 * SaLuSa, October 8, 2012 It is never too late to turn your eyes towards Ascension, and do realize that if you feel ready you are certainly at a point where you could achieve it. It requires focus and intent to go forward, but you must understand that whether you ascend is dependent on your level of consciousness. You must apply yourself to whatever your understanding is of being at One with all life, without exception. Love is the operative word that will see you succeed, but you will need to work at it so as to overcome the very human ... more »

Dennis Banks: Palestinian Suffering Under U.S.-Backed Occupation Recalls Plight of Native Americans

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Democracy Now! Dennis Banks: Palestinian Suffering Under U.S.-Backed Occupation Recalls Plight of Native Americans

Turkey continues attacks- The madness behind the methodology

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
The mention of NATO mortars supplied to NATO mercs via Turkey This is not "responsive" fire. This is Turkey attacking Syria. The attacking has continued and is ongoing as this news is posted Notice in the brief video, Turkey is flying over Iraq and striking "targets"? Where is the condemnation? The article below is a must read- *From Gulf News originally from Washington Post Delusion of a limited Strike * *The madness behind the methodology?* The scale of such an operation is bound to be much larger than its proponents have suggested. I conducted an open-source analysis to estima... more »

Republicans warm up to Obamacare

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 7 hours ago
At least some Republican voters are coming around to seeing how Obamacare is helping them personally. They still don't like our POTUS but they don't want to lose the health care security provided by Obamacare. So they may end up voting for him to protect their own interests. It's far from a large trend. Some hard core Republicans, like diabetic Katherine Weaver, won't be switching her vote. But of course, she has, or thinks she has, health care security already: Weaver, 52, knows it would be difficult if not impossible to buy insurance on her own because of her disease, but she sa... more »

"The Wars in the Middle East and North Africa Are NOT Just About Oil… They’re Also About GAS"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Wars in the Middle East and North Africa Are NOT Just About Oil… * *They’re Also About GAS"* by WashingtonsBlog "The Iraq war was really about oil, according to Alan Greenspan, John McCain, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, a high-level National Security Council officerandothers. Dick Cheney made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11. The Sunday Herald reported: "Five months before September 11, the US advocated using force against Iraq… to secure control of its oil." The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 (see this and this). According to French intell... more »

700000 travellers 'at risk of typhoid due to dud jab'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur MSD has recalled 16 batches of its Typhim Vi vaccine - some 88 per cent of its stock - after tests found some of it was too weak.* The “reduced potency” shots could have been given to anyone immunised since January 2011. The firm last night emphasised that defective doses of the vaccine itself were not dangerous. However, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which regulates drugs, said it could mean up to 729,606 had received weak vaccine. This would mean they were more exposed to the bacterial infection that causes typhoid... more »

From Persuasion to Coercion: PsychoPharma’s “Priesthood of the Mind”

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
Global Research James F. Tracy The “psychopharmaceutical complex”[1]— modern psychiatry, the pharmaceutical industry, and an accommodative regulatory apparatus–sustains itself through a public belief in its medical scientific expertise and legitimacy realized through marketing and public relations. Now a combination of more direct government involvement in medicine via the Affordable Care Act, the 2013 release of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) new and expanded Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Volume V (DSM), alongside more comprehensive systems of... more »

The Utopia of "Everyman" Toryism

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 8 hours ago
It can't be very often you see the words "interesting piece" in conjunction with flash-in-the-pan social media celebrity "Luke Bozier", but this is one of those occasions. Luke Bozier has written an interesting piece on the Tories and how they strategically position themselves after EdM's well-received 'One Nation' speech. His article on 'Everyman Conservatism' in today's *Indy* is a paean to one nation Thatcherism. He evokes a Toryism that was at its best when they connected with the aspirations of working class people up and down the land. With a dollop of Disraeli, he suggests T... more »

President Obama Tells His Blind Worshippers: I'm Not Superman, I'm A Flawed Human

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Slaves expect a superman to save them. Citizens demand an honest leader to tell them the truth.*

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake KASHMIR-XIZANG BORDER REGION - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck the KASHMIR-XIZANG BORDER REGION at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 17:46:22 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 147 km (91.1 miles) North of Uttarkashi, India No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Neurosurgeon Experiences 7 Days of Near Death Experience

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind—my conscious, inner self—was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility. But that dimension—in rough outline, the same one described by countless subjects of near-death experiences and other m... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Are you just gonna stand there and watch me burn? ~American Zombie*

The Economy: "Paper Money= Despotism"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Paper Money= Despotism"* by Wendy McElroy “Fiat” is money with no intrinsic value beyond whatever an issuing government is able to enforce. When it enjoys a monopoly as currency, fiat inevitably turns the free market functions of money inside out. Instead of being a store of value, the currency becomes a point of plunder through monetary policies such as quantitative easing. Instead of greasing society as a medium of exchange, the currency acts as a powerful tool of social control. The second harm is far less frequently discussed than inflation, but it is devastating. The pers... more »

A Thousand Times "NO!"

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
I'm not a follower of TED talks; I've seen a couple that were engaging but generally I don't pay much attention as my impression overall is that the concept and follow-through is mostly US-centric. This one, tweeted by Adbusters, is anything but. Powerful and inspiring.

Euro zone launches bailout fund, says Spain doesn't need help

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers launched their permanent 500 billion euro bailout fund on Monday but said Spain, the country widely expected to be first to draw on it, was taking steps to overhaul its economy and did not need a bailout for now.* Arriving at a meeting in Luxembourg also set to discuss Greece and differences over how to recapitalise Europe's wobbly banks, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Madrid had made clear it wanted no assistance. "Spain needs no aid program. Spain is doing everything necessary, in fiscal policy, in structural reforms," he... more »

Here’s the good news about Russel Norman’s money printing plan [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
First, here’s John Clark explaining Quantitative Easing: And now, the really, really good news about Russel Norman’s plan to print money to bring down our exchange rate was the response. Yesterday we saw a tidal wave of rational outrage at the Ginger Whinger’s insanity. John Key told *Breakfast TV,* "If printing money made you rich, Zimbabwe would be the richest country on the planet, and it's not.” He said the money plan was ‘wacky’ and could create a financial crisis. And Steven Joyce called it “a sign of panic.” Given the number of politicians and central bankers around the ... more »

"Obamney vs. Robama"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Obamney vs. Robama"* by Joel Bowman "Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule– and both commonly succeed, and are right." ~ H. L. Mencken "The portmanteau monikers are not ours, though we are fast warming to them. They spring, instead, from the minds of an increasingly cognizant non-voter class. And the message from the non-voter class is clear: The presidential race is at best fertile fodder for mockery. At worst, it is a sinister distraction from all that really matters in the lives of good, hon... more »

Weekend At The Land

Southern Man at Southern Man - 9 hours ago
This was actually Southern Man's first full (well, at least semi-full) weekend at The Land since - wow, probably since Spring. Between work and Teen Daughter the Younger all summer and busy, busy weekends since there has not been much time to work. But after Saturday Morning "Coffee Talk" with the church singles group and a little shopping Southern Man headed home and spent most of the day Saturday and Sunday cleaning up and mowing and moving woodpiles and such and got quite a bit done. One more weekend as productive as that and the area around the buildings will be looking pretty g... more »

The Great Satan's War Against Syria; "We use means only used by the devil."

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*The Great Satan: I Want You To Fund And Arm The Terrorists In Syria*. An excerpt from a New York Times article called, *"Cajoling, Drugging and More as Rebels Try to Draw Defectors"* by Kareem Fahim and Hwaida Saad: "But now opposition commanders say defections have slowed to a trickle. Some commanders have given up trying to entice defectors, and others have resorted to more desperate measures: cajoling, duping, threatening and even drugging and kidnapping military men to get them to change sides, or at least stay out of the fight. Without defections, they say, the opposition ... more »

Engineering Consent by the Toxic Industries

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Efforts by industry groups to hide, deny, and trivialize research on the health and environmental effects of chemicals and radiation can be documented from the 1930s onward when the paint industry used images of children in its paint advertising to persuade the public that lead in paint posed no health problems.Read about the history of the paint industry and the efforts of doctors and scientists to prove that leaded paint causes developmental and intellectual problems in children: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/politics-of-radiation-research-echo.htmlA couple of days ago N... more »

Planet Moron

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
If the extraterrestrial invasion and colonization ever takes place, I can perfectly imagine the alien generals stammering to explain to their high command back home why they felt it was so important to conquer and subjugate the stupidest and least productive species in the galaxy. Perhaps, in a cosmically ironic way, they'll treat us the same way the white man has been treating indigenous people who are found to be in the way of the natural resources they ultimately want. Perhaps it's the various Star Gates in the Middle East and all over the world. Perhaps it's the wormhole portal... more »


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 9 hours ago
然而,这里是个好消息.. 4,智慧之语

At least four dead in blast in Southern Afghanistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - At least four Afghan intelligence officers were been killed in a bomb blast in Helmand Province. Deborah Lutterbeck reports*

Romney says he would seek to arm Syrian rebels

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney vows to pursue a more aggressive policy toward the Middle East, including arming Syrian rebels. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.*

Voyager 1 has exited our solar system to become the first man-made object to reach deep space

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Deep space probe Voyager 1 is showing new signs that it may have exited our solar system, which would make it the first man-made object to reach deep space.* Nasa is yet to make any announcement about what would be one of the most significant achievements in space exploration, but observers say new data from the spacecraft is evidence it may have crossed over. If the signs are correct, it would mark a historic moment in the history of space exploration and could herald a new era of interstellar exploration. Nasa scientists have said that they would need to observe three things to ... more »

Down the drain . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 10 hours ago
BAATHISM HAS BEEN a driving political force in the Middle East for decades, but according to an article on The New Republic, by Paul Berman, "Baathism: An Obituary", it seems that the movement is about to be nailed to its perch, so to speak, with the imminent collapse of its last adherents in Syria. Baathism is one of the last of the grandiose revolutionary ideologies of the mid-twentieth

Michael Jones Found Dead on Greenwich Village street corner with ear cut off after brutal stabbing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*A football coach was found dead in New York after a brutal stabbing which left the victim's severed ear lying feet away from him on the pavement.* Michael Jones, 25, from a village near Southport, Lancashire, was stabbed multiple times through both the neck and chest in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mr Jones, who worked for the New York Red Bulls, one of the leading teams in US Major League Soccer, had moved to America five years ago to pursue his dream as a football coach. Before moving to the US, Mr Jones, originally from Tarleton, played for local football teams Tarleton ... more »

Powerful magnets that cause cells to 'self-destruct' hailed as new weapon in fight against cancer

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*Magnets that cause tumours to 'self-destruct' could be a revolutionary new weapon in the fight against cancer.* Scientists in South Korea have developed the method, which uses a magnetic field to trigger the cells to effectively kill themselves. The researchers have demonstrated that the process works in bowel cancer cells and living laboratory fish. They now plan to test the technique on a range of cancers to see if it can destroy other tumours. Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, as it is known, is one of the body's ways of getting rid of old, faulty or infected cells. In re... more »

More than 400 €1million homes put on the market in Paris since socialist Francois Hollande elected to power

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*France's luxury property market has hit a selling 'panic' as millionaires rush to flee the socialist government's looming tax hikes, a leading estate agent has revealed.* More than 400 Paris homes worth more than €1million have been put on the market since President Francois Hollande came to power in May - more than double the same period last year. Many of France's super-rich want to escape to 'wealth-friendly' countries like Britain, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The exodus has been triggered by a new higher tax of 75 per cent on all earnings over €1million - £780,000 - which wil... more »

Transitions 4: Direk Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
Another sad day in this world... Another good friend taken by cancer.... This is my last photo with Direk one year ago, September 08, 2011. Her friend, Ms. Yuchengco, showed a docu film about Direk at RCBC Plaza auditorium. Direk's musical director in many of her movies and tv programs including Sic o Clock, Nonong Buencamino, invited me in facebook, that's how I learned about the event and I went there. The room was full of soooo many fans and supporters of Direk, her students at her film school, former actors and actresses of her movies, fellow cancer warriors, other friends Sad b... more »

To the Big Picture, Does the White House Matter?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
A substantial majority of Canadians want to see Barack Obama re-elected. Why? To be sure, the Republican offerings of late have been unpopular here and pretty much around the world, Israel perhaps excepted. It could be that Ike was last truly popular conservative president of the United States on the world stage. Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II - slim pickings at best. Anyone believe that gang left the world a better place than they found it? (Hint - if you do, seek help) The other team put forward Kennedy, Johnson (don't undervalue his civil rights achievements), Carter,... more »

Where's the E.Coli?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 10 hours ago
Last night at dinner, we were talking about the MASSIVE beef recall. One of us mentioned hearing that the tainted steaks had been 'tenderized' with needles. Another one said: 'I heard that too, then nothing more about it.' I went looking. On September 26, the Edmonton Sun reported: A “tenderizing” steak process could be to blame after four people contracted E. coli earlier this month after eating steak from a north east Edmonton Costco store, says the province’s health super-board. Top health officials say they’re unsure if the bacteria was already on the fresh steaks when they wer... more »

ObamaPhones Profiting ObamaDonors: Program to aid the poor lining the pockets of the wealthy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007.* Last week a video of a President Barack Obama supporter in Ohio claiming to have received a free phone from the president—“[Obama] gave us a phone!”—went viral, prompting media outlets to investigate. Since 1985 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has operated a program called Lifeline, originally designed to provide free landline phone service for low-income individuals. The govern... more »

Why is the US government planning for ‘mass fatalities’ ?

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 10 hours ago
Here: http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/the-path-to-ww3-potential-war-with-iran-warships-ready-waiting/22948/ and here: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T121005002922.htm

Getting a bit cold for a swim

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


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*VIENNA (AP) -- Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to arm a nuclear bomb within two to four months but would still face serious "engineering challenges" - and much longer delays - before it succeeds in making the other components needed for a functioning warhead, a respected U.S. think tank said Monday. * While Iran denies any interest in possessing nuclear arms, the international community fears it may turn its peaceful uranium enrichment program toward weapons making - a concern that is growing as Tehran expands the number of machines it uses to enrich its stockpile o... more »

And of course the only reason that the US Government had to borrow money is because Lincoln was assassinated and his Greenbacks removed from circulation.

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 11 hours ago
*American Scofflaw* "If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe." -- The London Times responding to Lincoln's Greenback notes

Paul Broun-- Another GOP Sociopath Straight From The Pit Of Hell

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
In the latest gerrymander by the Georgia state legislature, Paul Broun's 10th CD moved south. It's still a solidly red district-- in 2008, Obama got 38% under the old boundaries and 39% under the new boundaries-- carefully skirting any cities like, Atlanta, Augusta and Macon, while still holding captive poor captive Athens (home of the University of Georgia). In 2008, when Broun won reelection with 61% of the vote, he won every one of the district's 20 counties except Clarke (37%), home of Athens, and Richmond (47%), whose county seat is Augusta and is no longer part of the distric... more »

Around 7,000 police to guard Angela Merkel for her visit to Greece, with additional Sharp Shooters on Rooftops....Because they all just love the EU

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Major protests are expected in Athens on Tuesday when Angela Merkel visits the Greek capital. The first demonstrations get under way in a few hours time.* The German chancellor is visiting Greece to show her support, but many Greeks are planning to show their unhappiness about the country's plight. GSEE and ADEDY, the two main union groups, have called for a three-hour walkout in the Athens metropolitan area to mark Merkel's visit. A rally in the centre of the city is also planned. With less than 24 hours before Merkel arrives, the Greek government is working around-the-clock to ... more »

Hacker Apocalypse Strikes World of Warcraft....Oooh what is the world coming to?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Tragedy has befallen humanity on many occasions. Vesuvius buried Pompeii in A.D. 79. Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune," according to Plato.* Terrorists have struck around the world. But what of the great World of Warcraft server hack of 2012? Stormwind, jewel of Azeroth. Orgrimmar, the point of Kalimdor's spear. Both iconic World of Warcraft cities were struck by a mysterious plague that killed off hundreds if not thousands of players. You can imagine that the streets ran red with blood. (You'll have to; there is no blood in WoW.) Skeletons ... more »

Symbolab: search engine for equations in LaTeX

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Google is the dominator when it comes to general searches. Wolfram Alpha is an intelligent calculator of answers to your questions. There's a new concept on the market. It's called: Symbolab.com (click) You may actually write an equation and/or text and it will try to find pages with equations that are logically relevant for your query. I haven't been able to write a query that would produce a nontrivial result i.e. a hard-to-find page or paper that I couldn't easily locate with the text-based Google search engine. But if you manage to construct such an example, I will be very... more »

Leonard Peltier Columbus mass murderer of Indigenous Peoples

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
*By Leonard Peltier* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Greetings my relatives and friends, supporters! I know I say this same line all the time but in reality you all are my relatives and I appreciate you. I cannot say that enough. Some of our people, as well as ourselves have decided to call today Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day and it makes me really think about how many People who still celebrate Columbus, a cruel, mass murderer who on his last trip to the Americas, as I have read, was arrested by his own people for being too cruel. When you consider those ... more »

Turkish president says "worst case" unfolding in Syria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" were now playing out in Syria and Turkey would to do everything necessary to protect itself, while its army fired back for a sixth day after a shell fired from Syria flew over the border. * Gul said the violence in Turkey's southern neighbor, where a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad has evolved into a civil war that threatens to draw in regional powers, could not go on indefinitely and Assad's fall was inevitable. "The worst-case scenarios are taking place right now in Syria ... Our govern... more »  

U.S. runs out of firefighting funds during worst wildfire season on record

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with firefighters while touring the Mountain Shadow neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on 29 June 2012. AFP] By Darryl Fears 7 October 2012 In the worst wildfire season on record, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service ran out of money to pay for firefighters, fire trucks and aircraft that dump retardant on monstrous flames. So officials did about the only thing they could: take money from other forest management programs. But many of the programs were aimed at preventing giant fires in the first place, and raiding th... more »

Marseilles Police 'Corruption': 18 Suspended

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Nearly half of a Marseilles police unit tasked with putting gang leaders and drug dealers behind bars is under investigation.* The number of French police suspected of involvement in a "deeply corrupt" unit that tackles gang violence has spiralled. A further 18 officers have been suspended from the unit in Marseilles which operates in one of the toughest areas of the southern city. It comes in the wake of the indictment of 12 of their colleagues on Friday on charges of extortion and drug dealing. The latest suspensions mean almost half of the 70-strong Anti-Criminal Brigade in th... more »

Mike Jones Killed in New York where he was working as a working as a football coach

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*A 25-year-old British man who was working as a football coach in America has been stabbed to death in New York. * Mike Jones, originally of Tarleton, Lancashire, was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning, a spokesman for the New York Police Department (NYPD) said. Mr Jones found on a street near 25 West 14th street, knifed in the neck and torso. His ear had been cut off. Officers said he had been arguing with someone just before he was attacked, but it is not clear if he knew his killer. Police are searching for a male suspect with a ponytail and CCTV footage has been rel... more »

U.S.-based rights group says draft Egypt constitution flawed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
* (Reuters) - U.S.-based Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Egyptians drawing up a new constitution to amend the current draft which it said did not adequately protect women and children's rights, ensure freedom of religion or speak out clearly against torture. * The constitution has to be approved in a referendum before a new parliamentary election can be held, but the process has been hindered by a tug-of-war between Islamists, liberals and others on the 100-strong assembly drawing it up. The document is meant to be the centerpiece of a new democratic Egypt after veteran autocrat... more »

New anti-government brigade trains in Syria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - A new anti-government ''Jasmine Brigade'' trains fighters for a battle in Damascus, as amateur video purports to show heavy shelling and gun battles continuing across the Syrian city of Homs. Sarah Sheffer reports *

Verhofstadt seeks federal Europe....What else would you expect from a Former Belgium Prime Minister

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - Former Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt calls for a united and federal Europe as euro zone ministers launch a €500 bln permanent bailout fund to stave off the debt crisis facing the bloc.*

Hold UN Accountable in Haiti

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 11 hours ago
*Hold the UN accountable for Haiti’s cholera epidemic * By Myrtha Désulmé, Stabroek News (Guyana), Oct 1, 2012 http://www.stabroeknews.com/2012/features/in-the-diaspora/10/01/hold-the-un-accountable-for-haitis-cholera-epidemic/ Myrtha Désulmé is President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society and the Caribbean Representative of the Haitian Diaspora Federation On 24 August, Tropical Storm Isaac pummelled Haiti, resulting in floods, mudslides, and storm surges; downed trees and power lines. The storm threatened the lives of millions, particularly the more than 400,000 homeless Haitians, still... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck the BANDA SEA at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles), the quake hit at 14:19:36 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 115 km (71 miles) SSE of Saparua, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Genetically Modified Foods, Depopulation, and Prop. 37

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 12 hours ago
*In earlier times it was easier to control a million people than physically to kill a million people. Today it is infinitely easier to kill a million people then to control a million people. - *Zbigniew Brzezinski(CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, Carter/Obama Advisor). Dees Illustration Paul Adams, J.D. Research and studies demonstrate that Genetically Modified (GM) foods potentially serve two purposes, neither of which is to feed the starving masses or increase crop yield on a long-term basis. Instead, the purposes of GM foods appear to be those of a bad science-fiction ni... more »

Russell Tribunal on Palestine describes world freeing itself of deception

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Dennis Banks with Alice Walker, Cynthia McKinney, Angela Davis, and other jurors at the closing of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine on Sunday, broadcast live online. Screen capture Censored News.*By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com NEW YORK -- The Russell Tribunal on Palestine wasn't just about Palestine. It was about a world freeing itself of Apartheid, Genocide and deception -- from South Africa and Gaza, to the US and the United Nations. The jurors on the Russell Tribunal on Palestine made powerful points during questions to speakers. Among those j... more »

The Great Charter Charade

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
*The Post and Courier* (Charleston, SC) opened its editorial Sunday (October 7, 2012) with "Twenty years after the country’s first charter school opened in St. Paul, Minn., advocates are rightly pointing to the movement’s overwhelming success." The paper's endorsement is followed by a few other notable claims: "One reason for charter schools’ popularity is their ability to be more innovative than traditional schools because they are given freedom from district rules. They are, however, still held accountable for student achievement and sound fiscal health.... "Competition is preci... more »

Does our discourse run on information at all?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012* *Robert Gibbs asks a good question:* Yesterday, on Meet the Press, Robert Gibbs quoted Mitt Romney. After that, he posed a question to Newt Gingrich. In our view, Gibbs asked a *good* question: GIBBS (10/7/12): Let me just say this. Standing on the stage with you in Arizona, this is what Mitt Romney said. *“Number one, I said today we're going to cut taxes on everyone across the country, by 20 percent, including the top one percent.”* Mr. Speaker, you mentioned that your opponent, Mitt Romney, had a problem with being dishonest in the primary. *My questi... more »

Venezuela's Victory Over Wall Street

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 12 hours ago
*Venezuela looks to have effectively outmaneuvered Western designs to overthrow national sovereignty, but many challenges lay ahead. * Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* *Image: President Hugo Chavez soundly defeated US-backed opposition, despite a coordinated propaganda campaign, and millions of US State Department dollars utilized to manipulate the elections. Venezuela still faces many challenges. * Venezuela has provided the world with a successful model to counter the subversive methods of Wall Street and London in their bid to overthrow yet another nation-state to be rolled... more »

‘Biofarms’ to Integrate Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals into GMO ‘Biopharmaceutical’ Crops

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 12 hours ago
Anthony Gucciardi The truth really is much stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to the open and admitted future plans of major biotechnology companies. One such case involves a biotech company known as ProdiGene, the officials of which actually faced jail time back in 2002 for contaminating the traditional food supply with ‘biopharmaceutical’ crops that were growing pharmaceuticals and vaccine components associated with AIDS, diabetes, and diarrhea. Contaminating 500,000 bushels of soy with their biopharmaceutical corn that contained pharmaceutical and vaccine compo... more »

Bill Hicks . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
ON THIS THANKSGIVING, give a listen to the late, great Bill Hicks. Thanks to Rusty Idols for drawing attention to this brilliant wit who died way too soon. Like Rusty says, "NSFW as fuck".

EU in secrecy spat with U.S. over A350 funding papers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The European Union accused the United States of breaching confidentiality surrounding the filing of economically sensitive documents on the funding of the Airbus A350 in the latest twist to a long-running aircraft subsidy dispute.* The EU's executive Commission spoke out on Monday after the U.S. Trade Representative's office confirmed a Reuters report that it had received the documents after requesting them from the World Trade Organization over a month ago. It is the first time the funding of the A350 - Europe's answer to the Boeing 787 - has been drawn directly into... more »

Turkey returns fire after Syria attack: official

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Turkey's military launched a retaliatory strike after Syria fired a mortar shell into countryside in Turkey's southern province of Hatay on Monday, a Turkish state official told Reuters.* It was the sixth consecutive day of Turkish retaliation against bombardment from the Syrian side of the border, where President Bashar al-Assad's forces are battling rebels. The exchanges are the most serious cross-border violence in Syria's revolt against Assad, which began in March last year with protests for reform and has evolved into a civil war with sectarian overtones which thr... more »

Matthew Woods Jailed for 12 Weeks for Offensive Facebook Posts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*A man has been jailed for 12 weeks for making grossly offensive comments on his Facebook page about missing youngster April Jones.* Matthew Woods, 19, from Chorley, Lancashire, made a number of derogatory posts about April and missing Madeline McCann after getting the idea from Sickipedia - a website that "trades in sick jokes". He also wrote comments of a sexually explicit nature about the five-year-old who went missing last week from near her home in Machynlleth, mid Wales. Chorley Magistrates' Court heard members of the public were so upset about his postings that they reporte... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck the BANDA SEA at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles), the quake hit at 13:10:26 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 126 km (78 miles) Southeast of Saparua, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

The NHS - 'envy of the world'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
I know I have posted this sort of article before but the stories and statistics are depressingly regular. This time it's The Telegraph that reports: 'Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. ... The Office for National Statistics figures also showed that: * as well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals; * there were 558 cases where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration ... more »

You can shower on an airplane!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Emirates is the only airline to offer in flight showers. This chap gives you a tour of the facility during an Airbus A380 flight at 39,000 ft.

Vi Waln: Columbus Day, Fake Chiefs and Imitation Ceremonies

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
*By Vi Waln* *Sicangu Lakota, Rosebud, South Dakota* *Posted at Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com This week most of the country is observing Columbus Day. Some of the states now call it Native American or Indigenous People’s Day. In any case, it is a day which marks the historical landing of that lost Italian on the shores of America. It’s also a day filled with protests by Indian people across this country. Before the arrival of Columbus and all who followed him, our people were self-sufficient. The land provided all. There was no such thing as poverty, for our peo... more »

Voting, Action, and Talking

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 13 hours ago
My Salon column this weekend took up Conor Friedersdorf's argument about voting against Barack Obama (because drones and civil liberties violations are in his view dealbreakers even if Obama is still better than Romney on those issues)...there's been quite a bit of discussion of whether his conclusion is correct or not, but I argued that the whole discussion is framed wrong. Basically, my view is that if you conceive yourself as an individual outside of the political fray whose only choice is whether to vote for one candidate or the other, then you're basically marginalizing yoursel... more »

How do you like your blue-eyed boy now!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012* *The well-hidden Jack Welch comes out:* Last Friday, the unemployment rate ticked down. Jack Welch threw a fit. In his initial remarks, then in his ludicrous TV interviews, an extremely well-hidden figure found his way into the light. Who is Jack Welch? We’ll guess he’s the most influential figure in recent political history whose influence has never been discussed. In effect, he’s a different version of Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch’s influence is discussed all the time. Welch’s role has always been hidden. Who the heck is Jack Welch? For all we know, he’s the... more »

Congrats to Chavez!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
Hugo Chavez won re-election last night. This is a good thing. The concern trolls can go fuck themselves. US client regimes rape, torture and kill innocent people. The US rewards them. Chavez wins elections and reforms his country legally and democratically, and he's described as a dictator. He's in a genuine struggle with murderous oligarchs who already instigated a coup against him and ripped up Venezuela's constitution (before Chavez loyalists in the military and his supporters in the streets took their power back). If Chavez occasionally departs from the rules to stay in power ... more »

U.S. water costs rushing higher

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S. water costs are getting more expensive. A USA TODAY survey of 100 municipalities found residential water bills in at least one in four places have doubled in the past 12 years. Sources: Black & Veatch, Raftelis Financial Consultants and USA TODAY research of municipal water data; Energy Information Administration, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and USA TODAY research. By Kevin A. Kepple, Denny Gainer, Joan Murphy, Doug Carroll, Kevin McCoy, Oliver St. John and Tom McGarrity, USA TODAY] By Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY 4 October 2012 While most Americans worry about gas and heat... more »

High Arctic warming surpasses Viking era, study shows

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Snow-covered mountains look over the Isfjord in Svalbard, 1 June 2012. Balazs Koranyi / REUTERS] By Alister Doyle; Editing by Jason Webb 27 September 2012 OSLO (Reuters) – Temperatures high in the Norwegian Arctic are above those in a natural warm period in Viking times, underscoring a thaw opening the region to everything from oil exploration to shipping, scientists said on Thursday. Last week, sea ice on the Arctic Ocean set a record low since satellite observations began in the 1970s. In recent years, mussels have been found off the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard fo... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Crochet Hats

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
If you go anywhere near Etsy or Pinterest, you have probably seen the huge crochet hat trend in baby photography. These darling hats can be used to dress a little one up as practically anything now a days. I have bought these little hats and diaper covers pretty much every where including Ebay and Etsy and I have found all sorts of things to look for. When I buy hats, I look closely at the workmanship. I like closely knit stitches, as they seem to wear better in the long run. I also look for yarn type, as much as I love the soft fuzzy yarns, they don't seem to hold up as well. I ... more »

Climate expert: Record loss of arctic ice could impact U.S.

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Arctic sea ice extent for September 2012 was 3.61 million square kilometers (1.39 million square miles). The magenta line shows the 1979 to 2000 median extent for that month. The black cross indicates the geographic North Pole. NSIDC] By Steve Pomplun 21 September 2012 Ice covering the Arctic Ocean melted to the smallest areal extent ever recorded this year, falling to 1.3 million square miles at its lowest point on Sept. 16, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. That's less than half of the normal area covered by ice at summer's end. "This is not only a ... more »

A forecast for the American West: hot and hotter

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Destroyed homes sit beside a home left untouched by fire in a neighborhood affected by the Waldo Canyon fire on 30 June 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Spencer Platt / Getty Images] By Alyson Kenward 4 October 2012 Over the summer and on into the fall, images of flames, smoke plumes, firefighting teams and ruined homes have been on replay, and with good reason: As of Aug. 31, this year tied the record for total acreage burned by wildfires, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. More than 8.4 million acres have burned to date — an area larger than the state ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Saints hold off Chargers 31-24, pick up 1st win as Brees sets NFL record ~ WWLTV* *Bobby Hebert: This is winning football!* *Brees, Unitas, and the meaning of a record ~Black and Gold Review* *Lawmaker proposes push of ’90s pot tax ~Michelle Millhollon, Advocate B.R.* *Sinkhole: vent wells being drilled for trapped gas ~WVUE* * **Jindal moved on; we should too ~C.B. Forgotston* *Grandeur returning to Saenger ~Danny Monteverde, The Advocate N.O.*

James Corbett Interview With Author Peter A. Kirby: Geoengineering For Financial Gain

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
*Corbett Report* Peter Kirby, author of *Chemtrails Exposed,* joins us to discuss the chemtrailing agenda, and how weather modification has been exploited by well-connected insiders for financial gain. We also talk about the military applications of this technology and how the Department of Defense has been working on it behind the scenes for decades now. *Read articles by Peter A. Kirby HERE* 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. ... more »

Occupiers: Still Fighting - Occupy Noise. October 13, 2012

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
Occupiers reflect on the past, the present and the future. www.globalnoise.net www.occupylondon.org.uk Music by Michael Brook Long Beach, CaliforniaStockholm, Sweden

LEHRER’S RERUN: In Gethsemane, victim of smears!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012* *Part 3—While the lapdogs fawned:* Did Jim Lehrer fail at last Wednesday’s debate? In fairness, it’s hard to say. He did very little to shape the discussion. He created little clarification of major issues, even concerning the most basic claims made by Obama and Romney. That said, he may have been following orders! Post-debate, some members of the debate commission said Lehrer was simply doing what he’d been told—that he was following the commission’s plan for this year’s new debate format. Before the debate, the story was different. More on that point on... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Insurance Agent Riding Shotgun

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*What's the price for your privacy? * "Privacy is the price for lowering car insurance; Insurers test devices to monitor driving" by Todd Wallack | Globe Staff, September 16, 2012 Auto insurance companies are increasingly offering drivers a tantalizing deal: Sharply *lower rates* in exchange for permission to install a *device that tracks when, where, or how you drive*. More than a dozen insurers, seeking better ways to reward safe drivers and weed out riskier ones, are testing or marketing technologies to monitor driving habits, betting that customers are willing to *give up priv... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Tuning in the TV

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 15 hours ago
"Election spending on local TV surges; Amounts so far significantly above total for 2008 races" by Erin Ailworth | Globe Staff, September 23, 2012 With Election Day still more than six weeks away, the amount spent on political advertising on Boston television stations is already significantly higher than it was for the entire 2008 campaign, driven by a tight Senate race in Massachusetts and the presidential candidates’ feverish bid for electoral votes in New Hampshire.... a spending spree that is expected to accelerate.... The barrage *may not please many viewers, but* the politic... more »

We've Seen This Movie Before

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Tim Harper writes this morning that Gerry Ritz' handling of the tainted meat mess is part of an established pattern for the Conservative government: Ritz initially denied there was a problem and fell to the usual Harper government fallback of defending industry when it should have been reassuring consumers. When it became clear there was a problem, he disappeared. He was not in the House of Commons to rebuild confidence in consumers, or take questions, he blithely defended meat quality at a Saskatchewan luncheon as the crisis grew, he cut short a briefing in which he referred to... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Mailing in My Vote

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 15 hours ago
*Like I'm mailing in these posts*: "As voting by mail rises, so do problems with ballots; Nearly 2 percent of absentee votes are rejected" by Adam Liptak | New York Times, October 07, 2012 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Voting by mail is now common enough and problematic enough that election experts say there have been *multiple elections* in which *no one can say with confidence* which candidate was the *deserved winner*. The list includes the 2000 presidential election, in which problems with absentee ballots in Florida were a little-noticed footnote to other issues. * **I've lost comple... more »

Turkey beats war drums as Kurds mobilize at Syria border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
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