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Monday, October 8, 2012

8 October - Blogs I'm Following

DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 22:  Richard Sheridan ca...
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Richard Sheridan carries a sign on the 48th anniversary of JFK's assassination in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. The 48th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy as he rode in a Presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza, will be marked on November 22. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Poster of the legendary movie Z by Costa Gavra...NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Buttons are displayed at a 'We Are One' union rally marking the 43rd annive...
Poster of the legendary movie Z by Costa Gavras, about the political assassination of Gregoris Lambrakis. "He is alive!" can be seen in the poster caption under the large Z, written in French, referring to the popular Greek protest slogan "Ζει" meaning "he (Lambrakis) lives". (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (Dec. 16, 2008) Lt...
English: CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (Dec. 16, 2008) Lt. j.g. Bob Carr, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, lays defensive wire during a training exercise at Camp Shelby. NMCB-74 chiefs and officers are conducting a week-long field exercise, or khaki FEX, to train for contingency operations in a field environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Cover art for the 2009 edition of The...
English: Cover art for the 2009 edition of The Theory of Money and Credit by Ludwig von Mises (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22:  Activists dress...
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: Activists dressed as doctors pretending to resuscitate a corpse killed by dioxin and genetically-modified food participate in a demonstration against the agricultural industry on January 22, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, including farmers and animal-rights activists, protested against industrial farming techniques, the use of genetically-modified seeds and animals, mass animal husbandry and corporate interest lobbying. The demonstration comes in the wake of a nation-wide dioxin scandal that led to the quarantine of 6,000 farms. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
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Video: GMO Ticking Time Bomb, The Bankers Want You Sterilized And Then Dead!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 32 minutes 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 - 36 minutes 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour ago
You won't see this on CNN or CBC.

Stopping Buck McKeon-- It Takes A Village

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour ago
Shelley, Idaho, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"To Die For An Idea..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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! - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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! - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 hours ago


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 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 - 5 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! - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 »

New Rules Seen As Crackdown on Calif. Homeless

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck the BANDA SEA at a depth of 34.9 km (21.7 miles), the quake hit at 12:20:52 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 118 km (73 miles) SSE of Saparua, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Planned PBB Contamination Cleanup Opens Up Old, Bad Memories

By: Duane Craig A $374 million cleanup of an old Michigan manufacturing site has resurrected bad memories from more than 40 years ago when one of the worst agricultural contamination cases caused the destruction of 30,000 cows and introduced a dangerous contaminant into the human food chain. The contaminant responsible was polybrominated biphenyls, or PBB, a flame retardant produced by Michigan Chemical in St. Louis, Mich. In 1973 the company was making PBB as well as magnesium oxide, a supplement for cattle. Somehow, the two got mixed together and the contaminated supplement was fe... more »

Scientists And Corporate Hucksters Want To Experiment On Your Family-- And They Want You To OK It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
In Chris Hayes' book about the crisis of authority, Twilight of the Elites, he dealt with the problem of old media gatekeepers being "discredited but not discarded" by delving into the Wikileaks phenomena. Founded in 2006 as a secure means by which international whistle-blowers and hackers could anonymously publish secret documents, Wikileaks' ethos was grounded in Assange's worldview [total information can provide our salvation] , one distrustful, to the point of paranoia, of any source of authority. "He had come to understand the defining human struggle not as left versus right,... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA at a depth of 11.6 km (7.2 miles), the quake hit at 12:18:47 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) West from Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck the BANDA SEA at a depth of 61.3 km (38.1 miles), the quake hit at 12:00:54 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 154 km (96 miles) Southeast from Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Sunday Globe Special: Labor No Longer a Force

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 9 hours ago
*"In an election cycle when conservative and Republican super PACs have dominated spending by outside groups, most of it devoted to negative television ads, organized labor has been less of a force on the Democratic side."* "Despite conflicts, labor unions back Obama" October 07, 2012| Brian C. Mooney Organized labor, its *historic alliance with the Democratic Party* *strained * in recent years, has returned to basics in this political season. After feuding openly with President *Obama, unions are steadfastly supporting him*, albeit in many cases with smaller budgets than in past ... more »

America's Sham Electoral Process

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Dees Illustration Stephen Lendman,* Contributor* It's bad enough to make some despots blush. It doesn't rise to the level of good fiction. No respectable film producer would accept a script explaining it. Who'd believe a democratic system so implausible. It's more fanciful than real. Longstanding electoral fraud alone subverts democracy in America. The entire process lacks legitimacy. Most democracies have proportionally representative (PR) governance. America's winner-take-all system lacks credibility. It's borderline lawless. PR represents all voters and all political parties o... more »

RFID Monitoring and DNA Profiles Work Together to Manifest Our Brave New World

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Susanne Posel, *Contributor* In Texas, children attending school in the Northside Independent School District will be required to carry RFID chipped cards while on campus. The 6,000 students' movements will be monitored by faculty, in a pilot program that hopes to expand to tracking all students in the 12 districts. Principal Wendy Reyes of Jones Middle School, explains: It’s going to give us the opportunity to track our students in the building. They may have been in the nurse’s office, or the counselor’s office, or vice principal’s office, but they were markedly absent from th... more »

Will The Chinese Renminbi Replace The U.S. Dollar As The Primary Reserve Currency Of The World?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Michael Snyder, *Contributor* Most Americans have no idea what a tremendous advantage the United States possesses by having the primary reserve currency of the world, and most Americans also have no idea how close the U.S. dollar is to losing that status. For the past 40 years, the vast majority of all global trade (including the buying and selling of oil) has been done in U.S. dollars. That is still the case today, but things are starting to shift. All over the globe, international agreements are being made to move away from the U.S. dollar and to use other currencies in globa... more »

High Strangeness: A Russian Time Traveler in Stalin's Gulag?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
*High Strangeness: A Russian Time Traveler in Stalin’s Gulag?* High strangeness constitute the lifeblood of *Inexplicata*, and we thank our friends at Chile’s *Noticiero Ufológico Autónomo* for supplying us this tidbit. The most recent update of the NOUFA blog gives us a newsclipping from Chile’s respected EL Mercurio newspaper, dated 12 March 1995, and from the files of Mr. *Aquiles Castillo*. We reproduce it here in its entirety: *EL MERCURIO – Sunday, 12 March 1995* *Russian Journalist Purportedly Met a “Time Traveler”* MOSCOW, 11 (ANSA) – A man traveling from... more »

Sunday Globe Special: Pakistan Peace March

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 9 hours ago
"Pakistanis urge end to US drone strikes; Convoy sets out for protest in tribal region; Taliban threatens protesters" by Salman Masood | New York Times, October 07, 2012 CHASHMA, Pakistan — Hundreds of political activists, led by the opposition politician Imran Khan and accompanied by 32 American peace activists, departed Pakistan’s capital Saturday in a convoy headed toward the country’s tribal regions to protest US drone strikes. Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, called the *motorcade a ‘‘peace march’’* to *demand an end* to *US drone strikes*, which he said *ki... more »

The Largest Economy In The World Is Imploding Right In Front Of Our Eyes

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Michael Snyder, *Contributor* A devastating economic depression is rapidly spreading across the largest economy in the world. Unemployment is skyrocketing, money is being pulled out of the banks at an astounding rate, bad debts are everywhere and economic activity is slowing down month after month. So who am I talking about? Not the United States - the economy that I am talking about has a GDP that is more than two trillion dollars larger. It is not China either - the economy that I am talking about is more than twice the size of China. You have probably guessed it by now - t... more »

The Odd Nunavut Connection to Thanksgiving In Canada

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada can be traced back to the 1578 voyage of Martin Frobisher from England in search of the Northwest Passage. In this, his third, voyage to the Frobisher Bay area of Baffin Island in the present Canadian Territory of Nunavut, it was also the intention to start a small settlement and his fleet of 15 ships were so fitted out with men, materials and provisions for this purpose. However, the loss of one of his ships through contact with ice along with much of the building material was to prevent him from doing so. The expedition was plagued by ice and... more »

Monopolist Regulation Behind Wikiweapon 3D Printer Repossession

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
3D Printed Gun Frame J.G. Vibes Last week I wrote an article about how Defense Distributed, a new company that planned to help average people create firearms at home with 3D printers had their equipment seized by the manufacturer. When story of the repossession hit the news, there was a great deal of confusion surrounding the legality of Defense Distributed’s Plans and the grounds by which Stratasys, the manufacturer was able to go back on their contract and snatch back the printer. Upon further investigation it seems that Stratasys actually has no problem with their printers be... more »

New Paper: Normalized Tornado Damage in the United States: 1950-2011

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 10 hours ago
I am a co-author on a new paper just accepted for publication in the journal *Environmental Hazards* titled "Normalized Tornado Damage in the United States: 1950-2011." My co-authors are Kevin Simmons (Austin College)and Daniel Sutter (Troy University). This blog post provides an FAQ on the paper, which the journal's editor tells us is expected to be formally published no later that first quarter 2013. *What is the title and abstract of this new paper?* *Normalized Tornado Damage in the United States: 1950-2011* in press, *Environmental Hazards* Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter and... more »

US government planning for 'Mass Fatalities'?

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
*Youtube* * *WideAwakeNews.com H.R. 6566: Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act 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.

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the BANDA SEA at a depth of 34.7 km (21.6 miles), the quake hit at 11:43:35 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 112 km (69 miles) SSE of Saparua, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

Peru: UFO Recorded Over Chimbote

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Source: El Comercio (Perú) and NOUFA (Chile) Date: 10.08.2012* *Peru: UFO Videotaped Over Chimbote* *** Citizen videotapes an unidentified flying object over Chimbote** ** Cylindrical object caused surprise among the over 60 witnesses who saw it a year ago, on 12 October 2011 *** The sighting took place at 5:45 p.m. according to school instructor Fernando Avalos, to whom the videotape is attributed. He says there were some 60 students (between ages 11 and 12) among the witnesses, plus four other teachers in Chimbote. The video lasts only 17 seconds because that was the availabl... more »


Australian Foreign Minister, Senator Bob Carr, has suggested that a political assassination may be what is needed in order to bring about the downfall of Syrian president Bashir al-Assad. Senator Carr was speaking on the ABC’s *Four Corners* program. While on the one hand Carr was talking about assassination, 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 so long'." Someone needs to tell Bob Carr that political assassinations is what extremists do and... more »

Argentina: Alleged UFO over Saltos del Moconá

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Misiones Online Date: 10.05.2012* *Argentina: Tourist Photographs Alleged UFO at Saltos del Moconá* *** Ufologist analyzed [image] and dismissed the likelihood of a bird or insect being involved*** Ufologist Julio Gonzalez published the photo of a UFO photographed in the channel of Saltos del Moconá in Misiones (Argentina), submitted by a tourist canoeing through the area. Eduardo Romero, who advised him of the event, said “on 22 September at Saltos del Moconá and around 15:20 hours, while on a visit and touring the area with my family, my wife to... more »

United Nations Seeks 'Global' Tax

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
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Europe and Serious "Business"... (listen carefully)

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 11 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/HAf7J4a_T1g The Euro-zone is hanging on a threat..., or is it: a thread? It's no longer about some wavering and incompetent governments ripping off their people with "austerity measures", but also the rising sentiment among common people that politicians and banksters are "one and the same", trying to save a bankrupt banking system managed by a "money mafia". Bankster who can't offer clear answers to their doings. They want to break away from it. The Catalans, the Venetians, the Greek, the Irish, and others, to restore their individual wealth and prosperity wit... more »

Julian Assange's Backers Ordered To Pay Up

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Nine people who stood as sureties for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before he avoided extradition proceedings from the UK have been ordered to pay thousands of pounds.* The backers have been told to hand over a total of £93,500 by November 6. Mr Assange has been in Ecuador's London embassy since June as he attempts to avoid extradition to Sweden. He believes he eventually will be sent to the US to face questions over his whistle-blowing website. Ecuador has given him political asylum, but he faces arrest if he leaves the embassy if he leaves the embassy. More to Follow...

Abu Hamza's wife 'should be kicked out of her £1m council house' now hate preacher has been extradited to the US, says MP

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*The wife of hate preacher Abu Hamza should be evicted from her taxpayer-funded £1million council house, her local MP said last night.* Hamza's second wife Moroccan-born Najat Mostafa, 53, has lived in the five-bedroom property for more than 15 years, bringing up the couple's eight children. But most of them have now moved out, with just two living there according to neighbours in west London. The former imam at the Finsbury Park mosque, who has been in custody since 2004, was extradited to America for trial last Friday. Read More

Mark Bridger weeps in court as he is charged with the abduction and murder of five-year- old April Jones

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*A former lifeguard wept as he appeared in court today accused of the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones.* Wearing black trousers and a blue jumper Mark Bridger, 46, stood in the dock of Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court as the charges were put to him. As well as abducting and murdering April, Bridger is charged with the unlawful disposal and concealment of her body with intent to pervert the course of justice. Minutes earlier about 100 people lined the streets, shouting abuse and heckling as Bridger's security van swept into a secure court car park. Read More

Investigators struggling to detect online virus Which Framed 2 Citizens for posting Mass Murder Threats online

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*OSAKA -- Police investigators handling cyber crime have been confused about the release of 42-year-old anime director Masaki Kitamura in Osaka Prefecture after he was arrested and indicted for posting an indiscriminate mass murder threat on the website of the Osaka Municipal Government.* Separately, a 28-year-old man in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, was freed in September about a week after his arrest on suspicion of posting a message on the Internet threatening to destroy the Ise Grand Shrine in the prefecture. In both cases, police suspect a third party hacked into the men's computers a... more »

Drone flight shows Israel is vulnerable-Iran military official

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*DUBAI (Reuters) - The incursion by an unmanned aircraft into Israeli airspace at the weekend exposed the weakness of Israeli air defences, an Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Monday.* The Israeli air force shot down a drone on Saturday after it crossed into southern Israel, the military said, but it remained unclear where the aircraft had come from. Jamaluddin Aberoumand, deputy coordinator for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said the incident indicated that Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defence system "does not work and lacks the necessary capacity",... more »

Chinese tech firms Huawei and ZTE 'pose national security threat'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*China's two top telecoms firms should be shut out of the American market because they pose a national security threat to the US, an influential Congressional panel has said.* The House Intelligence Committee warned in a report that American companies should avoid doing business with Huawei Technologies Ltd. and ZTE Corp and that US regulators should block mergers and acquisitions in the country. The Chinese firms are among the world's leading suppliers of telecommunications gear and mobile phones. Reflecting US concern over cyber-attacks traced to China, the report also recommend... more »

Tunisia protest turns violent

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - At least 50 injured in clashes between Tunisian police and protesters over controversial reopening of Djerba rubbish dump. *

Deadly tanker explosion Kills 5 People, China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - A gas tanker explosion on a major expressway in central China kills five people. Sarah Charlton reports*

Euro zone to launch bailout fund with Spain in focus

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers will launch their 500 billion euro ($653.00 billion) permanent bailout fund on Monday, putting in place a major defense against the debt crisis that now threatens Spain. * The fund, called the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), will be used to lend to distressed euro zone sovereigns in return for strict fiscal and structural reforms that aim to put economies that have lost investor trust back on track. It is part of the single currency area's drive for an overhaul of its economic structures and deeper integration, a discussion that will be t... more »

Greek power workers to be charged after police disperse protest

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Eighteen Greek electricity workers will be charged on Monday with breaching the peace after police broke up an anti-austerity protest ahead of a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.* Those to appear before a prosecutor include Nikos Fotopoulos, the leader of Greece's powerful GENOP union, which has promised rolling 48-hour power strikes when a new round of austerity measures is put before parliament. Riot police moved in late on Sunday after workers occupied a data center of utility PPC to protest against a deeply unpopular property tax collected through electrici... more »

European governments in race to save EADS-BAE merger

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany resumed talks on Monday to try to prevent a disagreement over state shareholdings wrecking a proposed merger of EADS and BAE Systems.* With just over two days until a 1600 GMT Wednesday deadline set by the UK, the aim is to make sufficient progress over the central issue dogging the talks to allow BAE Chief Executive Ian King and Tom Enders of Franco-German EADS to seek an extension. BAE's top investor questioned the very rationale of the $45 billion deal. Plans by Airbus parent EADS and UK arms firm BAE Systems to create the world's larges... more »

Cyber attackers target Iranian oil platforms: official

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Cyber attackers have targeted communication networks on Iranian offshore oil and gas platforms in the past few weeks, but their attacks have been repelled, a state official was quoted as saying on Monday. * Iran, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, has tightened cyber security since its uranium enrichment centrifuges were hit in 2010 by the Stuxnet computer worm, which Tehran believes was planted by Israel or the United States. Mohammad Reza Golshani, head of information technology for the Iranian Offshore Oil Company, told Iran's Mehr news agency that a cyber attack had ta... more »

Jessica Ridgeway Missing: Hunt Widens For Missing Colorado Schoolgirl

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Hundreds of police and volunteers in Colorado are due to spend te day searching for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway after detectives confirmed her backpack and water bottle may have been found.* The discovery by a member of public is the best lead so far in the hunt for the schoolgirl, who disappeared Friday morning from her home in Westminster, which is 12 miles north of Denver and has a population of around 13,000 people. Over the weekend, an army of 800 volunteers worked with police and federal investigators to scour trails and hillsides near Jessica's home. Tracker dogs ... more » 

Karl Denninger, "What Defines America?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"What Defines America?"* by Karl Denninger "On this Columbus Day, when Columbus "discovered" The New World (Really? Native Americans weren't already here?) one should, I believe, ponder the following. "What Defines America?" Is it a defined political hierarchy centered in Washington DC? Or is it The Constitution? Is it a symbol (e.g. the flag)? Or is it A Republican Form of Government, as allegedly guaranteed by our Constitution (as amended)? Is it an organized looting operation centered in NYC and Washington DC? Or is it this? "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all... more »

History: "Indian Genocide and Republican Power"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Indian Genocide and Republican Power"* By Thomas J. DiLorenzo ‧ "The real culture of violence in the American West of the latter half of the 19th Century sprang from the U.S. government’s policies toward the Plains Indians. It is untrue that white European settlers were always at war with Indians, as popular folklore contends. Trade and cooperation with the Indians were much more common than conflict and violence through the first half of the 19th Century. Terry Anderson and Fred McChesney relate how Thomas Jefferson found that during his time negotiation was the Europeans’ p... more »

"The Native Population of the Americas in 1492"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Native Population of the Americas in 1492"* by William M. Denevan "How many people inhabited the New World when Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492? How did the arrival of Europeans spark the population decline of aboriginal people in the New World? William M. Denevan writes that, "The discovery of America was followed by possibly the greatest demographic disaster in the history of the world." Research by some scholars provides population estimates of the pre-contact Americas to be as high as 112 million in 1492, while others estimate the population to have been as low a... more »

That nice Jeremy Vine (updated)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
I never had much of an opinion about Jeremy Vine. I have not listened to his radio show although I believe his taste in music is not too shabby. I know who he is, could recognise him if I saw him on television and to be honest had no idea of his politics. In fact the only time I had mentioned Jeremy Vine on this blog, it was in this post where I commented: 'If you'd like to hear Ed Miliband making the same points on the Jeremy Vine show and being taken apart by Jeremy Vine then you can here for the next 7 days. It is nice to hear a BBC presenter actually tackle a Labour politician a... more »

Political Decision Theory Made Easy

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 14 hours ago
*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy * I lost patience long ago with so-called 'progressives' because Democrats are 'imperfect'! Who is perfect? I've never seen such a person on any ballot! I prescribe an introductory course in 'decision making'! So what if the MESSIAH is not on the ballot!? You are stuck with two viable choices in any case. You don't like either though one is clearly superior to the other. NOT voting is not an option; it puts a crooked moron in the Whie House! So --what do you do? You stay home, don't vote and piss and moan about it on FB while a criminal elitis... more »

Bohr-Einstein debates: 8 decades later

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*Off-topic Nobel news:* medicine prize goes to Gurdon (UK) and Yamanaka (JP) for a method to create universal stem cells out of mature cells. Seems like a great choice to me, too bad it's been reduced. Niels Bohr would celebrate the birthday yesterday, as Google's doodle reminded us. It's interesting to look at the Bohr-Einstein debates again. Wikipedia covers the story rather nicely. *Before the quantum revolution* These two Gentlemen liked each other, respected each other, and enjoyed the debates. Einstein was the more famous one and Bohr was right. An interesting twist came be... more »

Alberto Casillas: The 'Hero of Prado, Spain', Speaks Out

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
Alberto Casillas, the waiter that protected protesters that sought refuge in the coffee shop where he works, speaks out publicly about his regrets of supporting the present Spanish government and that the Spanish police is worst than the one of the times of dictator Franco. For more information, please click on the link below: * http://www.businessinsider.com/spanish-hero-alberto-casillas-renounces-the-government-2012-9 *  Alberto Casillas


Anon at aangirfan - 14 hours ago
*Jimmy Savile.* Website for this image The military, in the USA and Europe, developed the 'Monarch' brainwashing programme. Project MKUltra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Website for this image "As a child I was made to wear plain dresses with a single butterly on them, I was given a butterfly necklace for my 13th birthday (when one is considered a woman), and my mom would adorn me with butterfly barrettes. "The butterfly is a symbol of Monarch programming, and it is an image that is supposed to represent the soul, many Monarch slaves within the music industry discreetly we... more »

Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel after air strike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched rockets at southern Israel on Monday in what they said was a response to an air strike that wounded two militants and eight bystanders on Sunday.* The armed wing of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist faction that controls the Gaza Strip, said it was involved in the attack together with members of the Islamic Jihad militant group. Hamas has not acknowledged launching rockets and mortars at Israel since June. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that some rockets had landed in areas close to the border with the Gaza Str... more »

George Osborne blocks mansion tax, but insists wealthy will pay more....But won't say How

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*David Cameron and George Osborne have both warned the wealthy that they face higher taxes before the next election despite ruling out a “mansion tax” and a new levy on overall wealth. * The Chancellor said that he was “going to have to ask the rich to make another contribution” but refused to provide any details on the extra levy. The Prime Minister also warned that he was planning “further action” to “make sure the wealthiest people in our country pay their fair share”. Read More

Raccoons Slowly Taking Over New York City

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A turf battle of sorts is taking place in some neighborhoods. Raccoons are invading.* They’re getting into garbage cans, backyards and even breaking into homes. And what’s more, these resourceful raccoons are outsmarting the most determined of trappers, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported. Clinton Hill, Brooklyn resident Susan DeBrango snapped pictures of the suspects, their faces masked, trying to get inside her home. “They are adorable but not in your backyard when they impact your life,” DeBrango said. “When he saw at me he stood up on two legs and hissed at m... more »

Economic recovery 'on the ropes'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*(Financial Times) -- The US is the brightest spot in the world economy, as another global recession threatens, according to the latest Brookings Institution-Financial Times tracking index.* Tiger (Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery) shows the world's recovery to be "on the ropes", despite the best efforts of the world's central banks to boost demand. Economic data and confidence indicators have deteriorated since earlier in the year across the Group of 20 leading developed and emerging economies, apart from the US, which is on the brink of the presidential election.... more »

11 Iraqi inmates executed for terrorism

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Iraqi authorities executed 11 prisoners on Sunday after they were convicted of terrorism, Iraq's Ministry of Justice said in a statement.* "They had carried out killings and explosions against Iraqi people," the ministry said. Authorities have executed dozens of inmates in recent months, despite a United Nations call for restraint. Six people were executed on Thursday after they were convicted of terrorism, officials said. More than 100 people have been executed since November, according to a CNN tally. Sixty-five of them were put to death in the first 40 days of 2012. R... more »

Deadly fungal Meningitis cases soar to 91

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Atlanta (CNN) -- The number of people who have contracted fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections soared to 91 on Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.* The reported figure jumped by 27 people in one day, while the death toll remained at seven. Patients in nine states 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

Mount Lokon Erupts: Volcano spews ash, lava in northeast Indonesia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Fresh lava and ash spewed Sunday from a volcano in northeast Indonesia, casting haze over the crater and prompting authorities to warn nearby residents, state news reported. * Loud, thumping noises were heard at a monitoring post 6 kilometers (3.8 miles) from where Mount Lokon erupted around 2:05 p.m. (2:05 a.m. ET) Sunday, said Sutupo Purwo Nugroho of Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Board, as reported by the official Antara news agency. The volatile activity continued after that, though authorities could not immediately ascertain how many additional, separate eru... more »

Drone protest halted in Pakistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A protest march against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, led by former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan, came to a halt on Sunday when authorities blocked access to the demonstration's final destination in the tribal region, officials told CNN.* Authorities used steel shipping containers and security forces to seal off the road entering South Waziristan, where protesters had planned to hold a rally on Sunday, local government official Shahid Ullah said. When confronted with the roadblock, Khan directed protesters to turn back, saying the march ... more »

Syria says Damascus suburbs 'cleansed of rebels

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*(CNN) -- Syrian forces killed at least 38 people in a Damascus suburb Sunday, opposition activists said, as the government said it "cleansed" the area of terrorists.* "Units of the armed forces cleansed al-Hameh and Qudsayya areas in Damascus countryside of armed terrorist groups, declaring them safe areas," the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported Sunday. But opposition members painted a different picture of al-Hameh, saying forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad "carried out a massacre in the city." The bodies of 38 people were found "field-executed," reported the Loca... more »

Protesters gather in Hollywood to protest US involvement in Middle East

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Protesters from all around Los Angeles gathered in Hollywood to protest America’s continuing involvement in Afghanistan and the rest of the Middle East. * The protesters took over the streets of Hollywood to rally the anti-war support. Protesters say the U.S. war machine spends more than 400 million dollars per day on this war. And they say military recruiters take advantage of students and poor, oppressed youth by sending them to die for Wall Street. Mike Prysner is with Answer Los Angeles and a veteran of the Iraq war. Prysner says the U.S. is unwilling to take responsibil... more »

Sydney Rally for #Assange & #WikiLeaks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*As we approach the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war, both WikiLeaks and Julian Assange remain under attack for daring to reveal the truth about this conflict and others around the globe. The Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition in partnership with the Stop the War Coalition will rally in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in Sydney on October 6, the eve of the anniversary of the war.* On July 25 2010, WikiLeaks released the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports by the United States Military covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to ... more »

Investigation needed into NSW police attack on Muslim protest

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Sydney Stop the War Coalition deplores the NSW Police attack on Muslims protesting in Sydney on September 15 against the Islamophobic film, Innocence of Muslims. * Originally released several months ago, the film was designed to infuriate and provoke supporters of Islam. Protests against the film on September 11 in Egypt spread to other nations, including the US consulate in Libya where at least 14 people, including the US Ambassador, died. The Obama administration has subsequently deployed troops to Libya. In Sydney yesterday, television and eyewitness accounts and footage of the... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Julian Assange has reportedly hired Sydney lawyers to pursue a defamation case against Prime Minister Julia Gillard.* Mr Assange has told left-leaning activist group GetUp! that Ms Gillard defamed WikiLeaks when she allegedly told a radio station in 2010 he had broken the law by releasing hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables, according to a statement released by the group on Monday. "I have hired lawyers in Sydney and they are investigating the different ways in which we can sue Gillard over this statement," Assange told GetUp! Mr Assange is holed up in Ecuador's embassy ... more »

Syrians rebels seize military outpost on Turkish border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Oct. 7 - Syrian rebels have taken control of a military outpost and could be seen burying the the bodies of those killed in the fight. Deborah Gembara reports*

SpaceX rocket launches on resupply mission

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - Private company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket into space to resupply the International Space Station*

Sudanese Military plane crash: 15 Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*Oct. 8 - A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment crashes near Khartoum killing 15 people. Sarah Charlton reports.*

Single euro zone budget gains momentum ahead of summit

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Debate about the idea of creating a separate budget for euro zone countries is intensifying in the run-up to an EU summit later this month, with less opposition to the proposal than many officials first expected, diplomats say.* At a private dinner held last week among the EU ambassadors of several northern European countries, including Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Finland, those present were surprised to find a fair degree of consensus on the proposal. "I wouldn't say that there was strong support for it, but there was certainly a feeling that this is an ide... more »

Taliban Mocks Nato On Afghan War Anniversary

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*As the Afghan war enters its 12th year, the Taliban has mocked Nato for "fleeing Afghanistan" in "humiliation and disgrace".* This comes as concern grows that when international combat forces leave by the end of 2014, the country will again descend into civil war. The US led invasion on October 7, 2001 was to topple the Taliban government for harbouring al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the attacks on New York and Washington. The Taliban were quickly removed from power but launched an insurgency that has grown in strength over the years. "With the help of Allah, the valiant A... more »

The Elder - A Poem by Patsy Jackson

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
The Elder *I gazed into the depths of his dark brown eyes And wondered what secret within them lies I wished I had the knowledge they hold But I couldn't ask, I'm not so bold. Could he tell me how the sea birds know There is water inland and its in full flow Winding its way to Lake Eyre And a myriad of birds lay their eggs there. He can find food and water in the arid land I look and all I see is brown dry sand He knows the language of many tribes And knows where the sand goanna hides. The undergrowth is fired at a certain time So the grasses next year will be prime The seeds are crush... more »

BAE's Biggest Shareholder Questions Merger

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*BAE's largest shareholder has said it has "significant reservations" over the proposed merger with European aerospace giant EADS. * Invesco Perpetual, which owns 13.3% of the British defence company, issued a long list of objections to the $45bn (£27.9bn) deal, which would create one of the world's biggest aerospace firms. They included concerns over state interference, poor terms and a lack of strategic rationale. It also warned the merger would have a negative impact on BAE's business in the US, where it completes sensitive defence work. "Invesco has, on and off, owned shares in... more »

Gabby Scanlan Has Stomach Removed after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
*A teenager has had her stomach removed to save her life after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen. * The 18-year-old, named in reports as Gabby Scanlan, began feeling breathless after consuming the drink during a night out with friends in Lancaster City Centre on Thursday. She then developed severe stomach pain and was taken to Lancaster Royal Infirmary at about 11pm. Medics diagnosed the girl with a perforated stomach and were forced to perform emergency surgery to remove the organ, Lancashire Police said. The girl, from Heysham, remains in hospital in a serious but st... more »

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE at a depth of 112.3 km (69.8 miles), the quake hit at 02:54:14 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 101 km (62.6 miles) Northeast of Calama, Chile No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Remembering Rosalie Bertell by Professor Claudia von Werlhof

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
Planet Earth. The Latest Weapon of WarRemembering Rosalie Bertell. Her Scientific Contributions on Environmental Warfare *Remembering Rosalie Bertell* *Memorial Lecture* Toronto, 29th September 2012 Professor Claudia von Werlhof Good evening! This speech is about the prolongation of Rosalie´s efforts overseas! Rosalie Bertell has changed my life: It happened in 2010, 2 ½ years ago. I had heard about a debate that the terrible earthquake in Haiti in January of the same year may eventually have been produced artificially. It was like a heavy shock for me. And as I had lived near... more »

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF CALIFORNIA - 8th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck the GULF OF CALIFORNIA at a depth of 10.1 km (6.3 miles), the quake hit at 06:26:22 UTC Monday 8th October 2012 The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) Southwest of Topolobampo, Mexico No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Robo Car Design Factors

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is a good analysis of the changes in store for us once true electrical vehicles along with automatic driving comes on stream. Right now driving is massively labor intensive with most of the implied cost dumped onto the owner. Once a superior alternative becomes available, the switch will be quick as it should be. This oncoming transportation revolution will also lower the hard costs as well. Even better, one will simply book one's own vehicle off for three hours in the off chance it can acquire credit while you are engaged in a luncheon meeting. All this flexibilit... more »

Recent Oil Production and Projections

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is worth some comment. The sheer speed of the increase in North American production happens to be astonishing. That and the rapid expansion of Iraqi production ended firmly the forty year seller's cartel. It had already been hopelessly weakened a long time ago but now it is effectively irrelevant in terms of North America. More importantly, We are able to become independent of any imported oil at all. That oil will be then released to the developing world who will certainly need access to it anyway. North America is also about to swing into a huge trade surplus w... more »

Graphite Superconductance

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
Inasmuch as I have been expecting this result in association with graphene I am not surprised at all and look forward to intense effort to winkle this effect into existence on a graphene substrate. This achievement is critical to the easy manufacture of Magnetic Field Exclusion Vessels (MFEVs). This result is the first hint that it is even possible and now likely. From the work done to date it is clear that small bits did it and that further work needs to be conducted on graphene in order to control the variables. What happens when a current carrying carbon nanotube... more »

Will Egypt Seize Libya with Laurence Solomon?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
The Islamic Imperial dream is naturally compelling and has been for thirteen hundred years. Yet it has consistently foundered on the utter failure of Islamic governance. For that reason alone the emergence of a competing empire and really a competing empire of shared association driven by channeled ethnic rivalries which best described Christendom swiftly overwhelmed Islamic pretentions. The final insult to the Islamic Caliphate was the marvelously Machiavellian reengineering of the Islamic political environment by Christendom as it withdrew. The boundaries are often u... more »

Population Control 14: Lessons from the Cybercrime Law

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 16 hours ago
The Cybercrime Prevention Act or RA 10175 has jolted millions of netizens in the Philippines and abroad that the government will not hesitate in throwing its heavy intrusive hand in penalizing people, directly or indirectly, who might become too critical of its intrusiveness and corruption. The law in short, has shown people that more or BIG government is wrong. If people ask the government to provide and subsidize more, to tax and regulate more, then people should also expect the government to intervene and intrude more, to regulate and prohibit more. See Web and the State: Cyber... more »

Robert King in UK to Receive an Honorary Law Degree from Cambridge University

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 16 hours ago
On Tuesday October 9, the Angola 3's own Robert King will receive an honorary degree from historic Cambridge University in the United Kingdom (read more here). *While in the UK, King will also be appearing at other events, including:* --*Caged in the USA: What will happen to individuals if extradited to the US?*, in London, on October 18, at 7pm, organized by Cage Prisoners (read more here). --Screening of *In the Land of the Free*, about the Angola 3, in London, on October 16, at 7pm (read more here). *RELATED: * HRC Coverage of Rally and Hearing Against Solitary in Philadelp... more »

US Now Overtly Supports MKO's Terrorist Operations

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
Land Destroyer interview by Kourosh Ziabaria, published by Iran Review. Iran Review Interview with Tony Cartalucci By: Kourosh Ziabari *In a flagrant show of hostility toward the Iranian nation and a clear exercise of double standards in dealing with international terrorism, the U.S. Department of State has just removed the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. MKO which was established on September 5, 1965 is a terrorist cult which assisted Saddam Hussein in the 1980s war with Iran and killed more than 40,000 innocent Iran... more »

Chained By The Myth of Blowback: Why Progressives And Libertarians Are Blind To 9/11 Truth

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
The thesis of blowback, as defined and popularized by the late Chalmers Johnson, is, at its base, an inaccurate representation of reality and as a result it will not stand the test of time and the force of events. The propaganda about the September 11 events, which ascended like a dark sun in the hours and days after that shocking tragedy, is a falling shadow over the mind of Western man eleven years later. The people of America, the West, and the world *increasingly recognize* that the official story lacks intellectual and scientific integrity. Plus, the meaningless term *"conspi... more »  

Fish Predicted to Reduce 25% in Size by 2050

Glassfish on a coral reef in Egypt. Scientists have examined the effect of rising ocean temperatures on the growth and distribution of more than 600 species of fish. Photo courtesy: Tarik Tinazay/AFP/Getty Images Global warming is likely to shrink the size of fish by as much as a quarter in coming decades, according to a groundbreaking new study of the world's oceans. The reduction in individual fish size will be matched by a dwindling of overall fish stocks, warned scientists, at a time when the world's growing human population is putting ever greater pressure on fisheries. "We w... more »

Venezuela's Victory Over Wall Street

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
Venezuela looks to have effectively outmaneuvered Western designs to overthrow national sovereignty, but many challenges lay ahead. *by Tony Cartalucci* *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. * .... *October 8, 2012* - 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 r... more »

Montague Keen - October 7, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 17 hours ago
Montague Keen - October 7, 2012 October 7, 2012 *IT'S EASIER TO FOOL SOMEBODY, THAN TO CONVINCE THEM THAT THEY'VE BEEN FOOLED. - Mark Twain* What my wife did last Sunday was of great importance. To the many who took part, I say a heartfelt "thank you". As you stood on the Hill of Tara, the clouds separated, the sky became blue over Tara, and the energy was powerful. It is important to acknowledge the connection in times past between Egypt and Ireland. This was written out of history by those who took control of your world. The truth of those times explains a lot, for this is ... more »

Corporate Planet Musical Interlude - Slave - Consumer

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 17 hours ago
just keep buyin', just keep usin', cautionary lyric world - slave life

XL Foods, Tories and a frightened, politicized inspection agency offer a textbook case of brand destruction

david at Alberta Diary - 17 hours ago
“If it ain’t Alberta, it ain’t beef!” Not any more, though, thanks to the efforts of Alberta politicians, companies and the federal food inspection agency. From left to right above: Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry “Cold Cuts” Ritz, Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson and Alberta Premier Alison Redford. Actual politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. ... more »

Great Barrier Reef in Danger of Collapse

Coral cover on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has declined by more than half over the last 27 years according to marine scientists. Storms, coral bleaching and a rise in the number of crown-of-thorn starfish which suck out the coral's nutrients, have led to the alarming decline. Scientists warn that unless action is taken the coral will halve again within a decade. Video courtesy: guardian.co.uk Coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef has dropped by more than half over the last 27 years, according to scientists, a result of increased storms, bleaching and predation by population e... more »

DAVID WILCOCK: "It All Works Out"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 17 hours ago
David Wilcock writes: *IT ALL WORKS OUT* I have clearly been told that we will first see something that looks like a very scary economic collapse -- but that we will come through it miraculously unscathed. The fear is much worse than what will actually happen. In fact, the key dream that predicted this imminent economic collapse used the same symbols as the dreams I'd published here in 1999, 2000 and 2001 -- which ended up being highly prophetic of 9/11. I also posted dreams that clearly predicted the BP oil spill and Fukushima in advance. In both cases, many people were expe... more »

Status Report

Daniel Nexon at - 17 hours ago
Although this blog obviously exists and the old one redirects here, the truth of the matter is that things remain under construction and it will be at least 24 hours before the look and functionality begin to normalize. Thanks for … Continue reading →

Barcode 60 years Patent birthday

Megaan at Current news updates, World current news - 17 hours ago
*According to controller GS1 UK there are currently more than five million entity barcodes in use around the world.* October 7 is the 60th birthday of the barcode patent, filed in the US in 1952. However the individual black-and-white stripes did not make their initial appearance in an American shop until 1974 - since the laser technology used to read them did not exist. GS1 said the QR code was not a risk to the conventional linear barcode. According to Gary Lynch, chief executive of GS1 UK, They have different purposes - the barcode on the side of a tin of beans is for point-of-sa... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 18 hours ago
Yevgeny Fyodorov http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/21-09-2012/122236-russia_apec-0/ Russia to liberate the world from US occupation 21.09.2012 A State Duma deputy, the head of the Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship of the Russian State Duma, Yevgeny Fyodorov, told Pravda.Ru of his impressions from visiting the APEC summit in Vladivostok. According to him, the meeting showed that the U.S. gradually loses absolute power in the world economy and politics. The power and influence of other countries, such as Russia and China, grows against such a background. St... more »

POOF for OCT 7: My Gawd!!!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 18 hours ago
LED ZEPPELIN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7Vr3yQYWQ There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold And she's buying a stairway to heaven When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed With a word she can get what she came for Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure 'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven Ooh, it makes me wonder Ooh, it makes me wonder There's a feelin... more »

Matthew Wood Arrested after 'posting comments on Facebook about April Jones and likening her to Madeleine McCann'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*A man was yesterday charged with posting offensive comments on Facebook about April Jones.* Matthew Wood, 20, from Chorley, Lancashire, will appear at the town's magistrates' court today over comments posted about the missing five-year-old girl from Machynlleth, Wales. He was arrested and charged under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 with sending a message or other matter that is grossly offensive on a public electronic communications network. The charge comes after comments he allegedly made were posted online on his Facebook account. The posting allegedly relates to... more »

Cameron's threat to torpedo EU budget, but his failure to promise a referendum angers Right

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*David Cameron has threatened to veto the European Union budget but faced a growing backlash against his failure to call a referendum on Europe.* The Prime Minister said he is prepared to torpedo the new Brussels budget which will set spending limits for the period 2014 to 2020 if Eurocrats continue to insist on a ‘massive’ rise. But Mr Cameron sparked controversy among Tory MPs when he made clear that there is little prospect of a referendum on Britain’s relationship with Europe before the general election. In an article seen by the Daily Mail, Right-wing grandee Bernard Jenkin t... more »

African war criminal admits his role in massacre that killed 300,000... and wins right to stay in UK.....This is what we Continue to pay our Taxes for?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*An African war criminal who joined in the slaughter of civilians has been allowed to stay in Britain under human rights law – because he admitted his crimes in a BBC interview.* The man was a fighter in the Janjaweed militia which killed an estimated 300,000 people during the war in Darfur, but he came to Britain after hearing it was ‘a good place to claim asylum’. An immigration tribunal found he was guilty of crimes against humanity after he gave media interviews in which he described joining in the burning and looting of 30 villages and shooting countless victims. But a judge ... more »

200 foreign suspects are arrested each day by the Met... but as figures soar, number of deportations falls

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Almost 200 foreign criminal suspects were arrested every day by the country’s largest police force last year. * Just over 72,500 – a third of the total arrested – were held by the Metropolitan Police and questioned about crimes including murder, rape, robbery and fraud. The figure is up almost a quarter on two years ago when 58,870 non-British suspects were arrested in London. The rise emerged as Scotland Yard revealed it has drafted in immigration officials to all its 72 custody suites in a drive to target foreigner suspects. Senior officers are determined to deal more effective... more »

Seoul's baby boxes filling up

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Anonymous baby abandonment in South Korea could be on the rise as new laws take effect. Julie Noce reports*

S. Korea beefs up missile program

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Oct. 7 - Worried about the North, South Korea reaches a landmark deal with the U.S. to up the range of its ballistic missiles. Andrew Raven reports.*

Turkey returns fire after Syrian mortar strike on Akcakale

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*Oct. 7 - Turkey's military fire an artillery round into Syria in immediate retaliation after a shell fired from Syria lands in the Turkish border town of Akcakale*

Hostile Greeks await Merkel's first crisis visit

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will tell Greeks she wants to keep their country in Depression the euro when she visits Athens this week, but she faces a hostile reception from a people worn down by years of austerity and recession.* Many Greeks blame Merkel, who has publicly chastised them for much of the past three years, for the nation's plight. Opponents, some of whom have caricatured her as a bullying Nazi, have promised protests on Tuesday during her first visit to Greece since the euro zone crisis erupted there in 2009. "She does not come to support Greece, whi... more »

World Bank cuts East Asia GDP outlook, flags China risks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The World Bank cut its economic growth forecasts for the East Asia and Pacific region on Monday and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could get worse and last longer than expected.* "China's slowdown this year has been significant, and some fear it could still accelerate," the World Bank said in its latest East Asia and Pacific Data Monitor, which was released in Singapore. Ambitious investment plans announced by several local governments could face funding constraints, "not least because governments are feeling the pinch of a cooling real estate market, whic... more » 

Libyan PM forced to stand down

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Libya’s parliament has passed a no-confidence vote in the newly-elected Prime Minister, Mustafa Abu Shagur, dismissing him from his post.* Abu Shagur has been forced to stand down after the national congress rejected his second proposed cabinet line-up. His first list of 29 ministers was rejected for not being diverse enough. His second one, a shorter list submitted on Sunday, was also rejected by lawmakers, who voted 125 to 44 in favour of removing him. Lawmakers now have three to four weeks to elect a new premier.Abu Shagur was elected by the asse... more »

Car bomb rocks police HQ in Damascus as military showdown continues

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
* DAMASCUS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- A booby-trapped car bombing tore through the garage of the Police Headquarters in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday evening, killing one policeman, as the military showdown continued in many hotspots nationwide between the government troops and the armed rebels, the state-run SANA news agency reported,* The car exploded inside the police headquarters' garage after an explosive device attached to it went off while the car was parked, said SANA, adding that one police member was killed, while others were slightly injured. The report said the blas... more »

Tanks in the streets as Venezuelan electoral council declares Hugo Chavez victory

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
According to the Associated Press, Venezuela’s electoral council has declared that Hugo Chavez beat Henriques Capriles in Sunday’s presidential election with about 54 percent of the vote, despite exit polls showing otherwise. Venezuela Twitter users have claimed Chavez’s victory was wrought with election fraud, and that the socialist incumbent president sent tanks into the streets of his country as those exit poll reports showed him losing. A picture of the tanks surfaced on Twitter Sunday evening. The British Guardian newspaper reported that Chavez also sent troops armed with AK-... more »

Paris to Boost Antiterror Laws

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
*PARIS—The French government aims to strengthen antiterrorism laws and boost security at places of worship, French President François Hollande said Sunday, after authorities mounted a series of raids against an alleged Islamic terror network suspected of targeting France's Jewish community.* Police swept across France over the weekend—from the northeastern city of Strasbourg to the Mediterranean city of Cannes—taking at least 10 people into custody, and killing one man suspected of participating in a grenade attack last month against a Jewish grocery store outside Paris that lightly... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jG--3elufo&feature=related

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt)

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 18 hours ago
Welcome to Meet & Greet Monday! Banner by Art Ist Grab our banner for your site: Do you have an Eco-friendly blog or site? Do you occasionally write about the environment or ways to live green? If you answered yes to any, you're invited to link up. Here are the rules: 1. If you have a green-living blog, site and/or write about the environment, sustainability, etc., please use the "linky" below to list your site. 2. If you only occasionally write about green living, please use tags such as "green", "Eco", "Environment", etc. and then link to that col... more »

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
*"Okay, fine, I get it!" Matt tells Beverly (Tamsin Greig) and Sean (Stephen Mangan). "You're not supposed to screw your stalker!" (With luck, you may be able to view this brief clip here.)* *by Ken* I know there's a new TV season settling in, but so far I seem to be handling my little corner of it and still found myself looking for new worlds to conquer, and in something close to desperation I clicked onto On Demand's offering of Episode 1 of Season 2 of the Showtime-BBC coproduction *Episodes*. I was astonished. I couldn't believe this was the same show whose first season I'd v... more »

Ron Bradley Is A Coward

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 19 hours ago
I caught wind over the weekend to another follow up on the bru-ha-ha at the Edmonton Public School Board but wasn't able to get around blogging about it until this evening. Sadly, the principal in question, Ron Bradley lacks the fortitude to stand by his own policy it seems as he has resigned his principalship and taken on another (thankfully) non-teaching position within the board. You can read about the story in the Edmonton Sun and the Vancouver Sun. The sad thing is that this moron (and trust me, this is one of the more polite words I can use) is now in a position of fosterin... more »

Ephemeral asks ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 19 hours ago
If we root for Al Pacino in "And Justice For All" then would we root for the lawyer of Tori Stafford's killer if he turned on him?

Lebanon Says Israeli Planes Circled Its Airspace for an Hour

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*JERUSALEM — The morning after the Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified drone in the Negev Desert, the Lebanese government said that four Israeli warplanes spent an hour on Sunday illegally circling in its airspace.* The Israeli Defense Forces refused to confirm or deny the report from the Lebanese Army, which said the planes entered above the village of Kfar Kila at 10:10 a.m. and left above Naqoura an hour later. Such flyovers are not unusual and prompt regular complaints from Lebanon to the United Nations, but Sunday’s caused a stir because of the drone shot down the day... more »

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*GP surgeries across the country are having to postpone flu jabs for patients because of a shortage of vaccine. Crucell, the global pharmaceutical company based in the Netherlands, said it had stopped all supplies because of "an unexpected test result".* High-risk patients, including the elderly and those with chronic conditions such as asthma, may have to wait up to a month for their jabs, having been invited by GPs to have them before the winter flu season starts. Flu lays low millions of Britons every winter, resulting in thousands of deaths, disruption to the NHS and harm to th... more »

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
*(Reuters) - BAE Systems insists there is "no magic number" for French and German government shares in a possible merger with EADS, but U.S. experts say anything over 10 percent could ruin the chances of winning approval from U.S. regulators.* Britain has told France and Germany repeatedly that their respective holdings in the merged firm should not exceed 10 percent, according to several sources familiar with the process. BAE and the British government want to keep government shareholdings and rights in the proposed merger as low as possible, concerned that larger stakes could un... more »

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