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Thursday, October 11, 2012

11 October - Blogs I'm Following

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English: Stratified island, near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Parliament Buildings of Stormont in Belfast, N...
Parliament Buildings of Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: North-east side of Carrickfergus Castle, Northern Ireland, 1988 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Northern Ireland (Photo credit: santoslilhelper)
Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is an exa...
Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is an example of a complex emergent structure created by natural processes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Original entrance Broadgreen Hospital
Original entrance Broadgreen Hospital (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Old Booth Hall Children's Hospital site
Old Booth Hall Children's Hospital site (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Map of Northern Ireland.
English: Map of Northern Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Doom And Gloom - The Stones Return

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 59 seconds ago
They're not going anywhere, not yet at least. The Stones return to celebrate their 50th year of rock and roll. Doom and Gloom.

Matt Simmons Warned Us

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 minutes ago
Thur Oct 11 BP Close to Spill Settlement: Multibillion Dollar Deal with U.S. Would Combine Civil, Criminal Liabilities. By Daniel Gilbert p. A2 [Paraphrasing] The article states that the US government and BP are closer to reaching a settlement. The settlement is based on the presumption that 4.9 million barrels of crude entered the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s liability under the Clean Water Act could range between $5.4 billion and $21 billion in civil penalties. At issue is the degree of BP’s negligence. The Justice Department is considering whether to levy fines through a provision ... more »

Holp Up Governor Romney, Let Me Dry You Off Real Quick

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 4 minutes ago
There's nothing significant going on in this video as it relates to the election. I just think it's funny. Even funnier is what the face wiper, restaurant owner Joseph Melluso, had to say about the whole thing. It was raining when he came in and he was dripping, so I took a wad of napkins and I dabbed his face. I'm a chef and when I'm cooking, my assistants always wipe my face with a towel and I appreciate it. Then I noticed there was a piece of paper stuck to the corner of his mouth and I thought, *I don't want to have our next president with paper towel on his face*. I was tryi... more »

Progresss Comes to Ireland

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 minutes ago
This is great news for Ireland but there's a heckuva long way to go yet. The first private abortion clinic will open in Belfast next week. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where the Abortion Act 1967 does not apply, owing to opposition from the churches and almost all the parties at the Stormont assembly. Like their counterparts in the Republic, where abortions are illegal, women from Northern Ireland have to travel to elsewhere in Britain for terminations. But the clinic will provide only medical abortions and the National Health Service won't cover the pretty hefty pric... more »

Who Says Shit Like This? Oh yeah, ...Republicans - Again

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 minutes ago
*"Some Girls Rape Easy"* Wisconsin state representative Roger Rivard says his pappy taught him to be wary of "consensual" sex because "some girls rape easy." * * * * *“He told the Journal Sentinel that his father had advised him not to have premarital sex, and he took that seriously.* *‘He also told me one thing, “If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,”‘ Rivard said. ‘Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, “Oh, yeah, I was part of the progr... more »

Fear Itself

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 21 minutes ago
Wikipedia image Dan and Sheila Gendron, *Contributors* If we were to pinpoint the one pervasive emotion in society today, it would be fear. People all around you are fearful of almost everything. They fear the police. They fear the IRS, ATF, TSA and all the other “alphabet police”. They fear losing their job. They fear loosing their house. They fear their city or town government. And they fear the mother of them all – fear of continuing life without enough money to maintain their current lifestyle (or at least the one the remember from a decade ago). Most people rationalize these ... more »

After 20 Years, Federal Court to Review Evidence on Therapeutic Value of Marijuana

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 25 minutes ago
Lisa Garber Americans for Safe Access, a group of doctors, medical professionals, and patients, will defend scientific evidence of marijuana’s therapeutic value next week in the US court of appeals in Washington, DC. This will be the first time in 20 years that a federal court will review marijuana’s classification as a schedule I drug—dangerous with no medical benefits, in the same arena as LSD and heroin. “This is a rare opportunity for patients to confront politically motivated decision-making with scientific evidence of marijuana’s medical efficacy,” says Joe Elford, chief ... more »

U.S. sues Wells Fargo in mortgage fraud case

Intercept at The Intercept - 26 minutes ago
Reuters The U.S. government filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit on Tuesday against Wells Fargo & Co, the latest legal volley against big banks for their lending during the housing boom. The complaint, brought by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, seeks damages and civil penalties from Wells Fargo for more than 10 years of alleged misconduct related to government-insured Federal Housing Administration loans. The lawsuit alleges the FHA paid hundreds of millions of dollars on insurance claims on thousands of defaulted mortgages as a result of false certifications by Wells Fargo, the... more »

The hopeless decline of the liberal world!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 37 minutes ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012* *Watching us act just like Fox:* Last evening, the cry was made all over cable, from Hardball through the Maddow Show. Let’s present the point as the hapless Gail Collins presents it this morning. Last evening, on pseudo-liberal cable, you saw the highlighted point belabored all night long: COLLINS (10/11/12): You have to calm down, Democrats. Romney hasn’t turned into some new super-candidate. You were just underestimating him during September. He’s the same old Mitt. *This week in Des Moines, he told an editorial board that he doesn’t have any plans ... more »

WSJ: "New EPA Findings Test Fracking Site"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 39 minutes ago
October 11, 2012 p. A2 by T. Tracy. [Excerpted] New tests of water surrounding natural-gas-drilling sites near Pavillion, Wyo, have turned up results that are 'generally consistent' with earlier findings showing a link between contamination and hydraulic fracturing, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wed..." Majia here: Not surprisingly, the company, Encana Corp., drilling in the area has denied this connection. PREVIOUS POSTS ON FRACKING Majia's Blog: Transparency in Natural Gas *Fracking*: NOT! Aug 15, 2012 Transparency in Natural Gas Fracking: NOT! Fracking Hazards Obscur... more »

Spain keelhauled by Germany and AAA chicanery

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 40 minutes ago
As Gary Jenkins from Swordfish says this morning: Spain is junked if it does, and junked if it doesn’t. A key reason for Standard & Poor’s two-notch downgrade of Spain to near junk last night is the refusal of premier Mariano Rajoy to bite the bullet on a rescue. His "hesitation" is "potentially raising the risks to Spain’s rating". By contrast, Moody’s said earlier that it will cut Spain to junk if it DOES request a bail-out. What a marvellous mess. Here is S&P’s rationale: A severe and deepening economic recession that could lead to increasing social discontent and rising tensi... more »

First Nation Terrance Nelson: Purpose of our trip to Iran

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 51 minutes ago
*Terrance Nelson, Roseau River Ojibwe, shares the purpose of the trip to Iran* ** Terrance Nelson *By Terrance Nelson * *October 11, 2012* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com We are on our way to Tehran. One of the main purposes for me of the trip to Iran is to engage the Iranian government in helping First Nations in Canada to access OPEC nations and business people in the pursuit of justice for oil producing First Nations in Canada. The current court case in the Hague by four Nigerian villagers taking Royal Dutch Shell into international court for environmental dama... more »

Astronomers Reveal Planet Is Made Of Diamond

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 53 minutes ago
* A planet about 40 light years away and twice the size of Earth is made largely out of diamond, astronomers have said. * The rocky planet, called 55 Cancri e, is orbiting a sun-like star that is visible with the naked eye. It is in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so fast that a year there lasts a mere 18 hours. Discovered by a US-Franco research team, the planet’s radius is twice that of Earth's and its mass eight times greater. Temperatures on its surface reach 3,900 degrees Fahrenheit (1,648 Celsius). "The surface of this planet is likely covered in graphite and diamon... more »

DNC Chair: Wrong Statements About Libya Attack Doesn't Mean False Statements About Libya

Intercept at The Intercept - 54 minutes ago
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Slavoj Zizek: A New Kind of Communism

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 57 minutes ago
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Is Premier Wall About To Reneg On His Pledge To NOT Privatize Saskatchewan Crown Corporations?

leftdog at Buckdog - 1 hour ago
*The Saskatchewan Party lost the 2003 provincial election because then leader, Elwin Hermanson said to a reporter, "why wouldn't we look at selling crown corporations?" That one sentence resonated with voters and ensured the defeat of the surging Saskatchewan Party.* * **Shortly thereafter, the Saskies ditched Elwin and elected the charismatic, young Brad Wall. * *New leader, Wall, was smart enough to understand that his party's right wing ideology was simply not going to fly in a province that understood the importance of public enterprise for the overall good of taxpayers. * *Un... more »

I Added A Disclaimer To "Madman Hitler In 1945: The Holocaust Is A Conspiracy Theory "

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
After receiving an email from a German reader asking for the source of my Hitler quote in the article, *"Madman Hitler In 1945: The Holocaust Is A Conspiracy Theory,"* I realized that I should have been more clear about the purpose and nature of the article. It was stupid of me to be vague when writing about sensitive matters. And nothing is more sensitive than history. The legacy of the Holocaust is still with us, mainly because the terrorist leaders of Israel and the Zionist project are cynically using the memory of that catastrophe to create international sympathy for their aggre... more »

Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
Editors Note: Covering all the bases! Yahoo News Seth Borenstein Here's a stark looking picture for good measure. The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say. This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic. While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles i... more »

Turkey's army on high state of readiness, first step for Syria no-fly zone

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Turkish armed forces on full alert War tensions over Syria continued to spiral early Thursday, Oct. 11, when Turkey’s armed forces were placed on a state of readiness and its chief of staff pledged stronger response to any hostile act by Syria, A high-placed US source confirmed to debkafile that Turkey had, by forcing a Syrian civilian Airbus A320 plane en route from Moscow to Damascus to land in Ankara and declaring Syrian airspace “unsafe,” taken the first step toward creating a no-fly zone over Syria. Early Thursday, Moscow responded with a demand from Ankara for clarifications... more »

Anti-fluoride group will submit more than 35,000 signatures to Portland in 'confident' bid to force vote

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
Editor's Note: Now you know why I live in Portland. Oregon Live Brad Schmidt [image: Portland city council votes to add fluoride to its water amidst protestors] An anti-fluoride group said it's been so successful collecting signatures to block Portland's controversial fluoride plan that it will turn them in Thursday -- a day ahead of schedule and with thousands of signatures to spare. If they succeeded in collecting 19,858 valid signatures from city voters, Portland's already-approved fluoride plan would come to a screeching halt. It wouldn't move forward unless voters approve, w... more »

Serial Liar Mitt Romney Lied When He Said: "I LOVE BIG BIRD" and I LIKE JIM LEHRER and PBS...and pulled a TRIPLE-FLIP-FLOP on ABORTION!

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 1 hour ago
*I LOVE BIG BIRD * The WORST sentence EVER in a "presidential debate" has to be Mitt Romney saying, "I LOVE BIG BIRD". Can you think of a worse sentence ever uttered? First of all, Mitt Romney HATES Big Bird. Who would, in the same breath as saying "I LOVE BIG BIRD" then say he would DEFUND Big Bird? At the very least, Mitt Romney has a warped, twisted, sick way of showing how much he "loves" something. He also LIED when he said he LIKES JIM LEHRER. He HATES Jim Lehrer. *Jim Lehrer works for PBS, whom Romney wants to defund, so he wants to DEFUND JIM LEHRER, the host of the debate... more »

The Right to Know About GMO Food

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
*YouTube - GoodFoodnH20* Click here to help us get this ad on the air: http://fwwat.ch/Right2KnowTVAD To learn more about Prop 37 and Food & Water Watch's campaign to make GE Labeling the Law, visit www.foodandwaterwatch.org/yeson37. "What makes you think you have the right to know?" asks Danny DeVito in a witty, ironic public service announcement by the political action committee sponsored by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch in support of Proposition 37. California's ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods. A diverse, all-star cast joins DeVito in the "Ri... more »

Kevin Trenberth: too bureaucratic IPCC sucks

LuboŇ° Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
*Alarmist afraid IPCC AR5 won't be alarming enough* The Sydney Morning Herald just (=tomorrow, due to the time zones) published an interesting report on Kevin Trenberth's mood in the IPCC, Climate scientist loses faith in the IPCC. He thinks that there are too many people now, too much "second-tier science", and it's too bureaucratic. You must agree that Kevin Trenberth must be pretty slow because he hasn't previously noticed that there were too many people in the IPCC – you know, those "2,500 experts" – who represented second-tier science – you know, it's a climate catastrophe ... more »

Those Damned Vikings and Their Carbon Taxes

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
What's wrong with those backwater pinkos in longboats? Don't they know that socialism doesn't work? Can't they get it through their Scandinavian skulls that they're supposed to be dying off prematurely in poverty? Apparently not. Not only are the Norse awash in Kroner that they're setting aside for future generations, they're also taking serious action on climate change. Norway has just announced it will be doubling its carbon tax to $24 Cdn per tonne. *Norway will also plough an extra £1bn (Nkr10bn) into its funds for climate change mitigation, renewable energy, food securit... more »

Towards a Western Retreat from Syria

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
* * *Global Research* *by Thierry Meyssan* * * [image: syriadamscusdome] *The Syria war drags on. Continuing it has become too expensive and too dangerous for its neighbors. Russia, which aims to re-establish itself in the Middle East, is trying to show the United States that it is in their best interest to allow Moscow to resolve the conflict.* *The military situation in Syria is turning against those in Washington and Brussels who hoped to change the regime there by force. Two successive attempts to take Damascus have failed and it has become clear that that objective cannot be ac... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Cake

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 2 hours ago
It is one of my favorite traditions. Handing a newly turned 1-year-old a whole cake and letting them go for it. It is also one of my favorite traditions to photograph. Whether they daintily tear off pieces of cake or rip right into it, birthday cake pictures really capture the first birthday well. For these pictures, I always suggest to the parents that they make sure their child is wearing something that they won't be devastated if it gets ruined, some parents even prefer to do this pictures in just a diaper. I have mom bring a little cake she has made. I prefer the cake to be a... more »

LEHRER’S RERUN: Jim Lehrer's autumn of 96!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 2 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012* *Part 6—A prequel to Campaign 2000:* Did Jim Lehrer do something wrong at last week’s debate? That is a matter of judgment. Without question, the debate would have gained, at several points, if he had asked a few clarifying questions. Lehrer didn’t ask those questions. In the aftermath of the debate, he took a lot of criticism. That said, Lehrer was criticized once before for his conduct in presidential debates. In Campaign 2000, we think he did something *very*wrong, as described in yesterday’s post: In each of the first two debates that year, Lehrer... more »

China says accusations in House report are ‘groundless’

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
Washington Post William Wan In this Oct. 8, 2012 photo, a man walks near company logos at a R&D center of Huawei Technologies Inc. in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province. China on Tuesday slammed as “groundless” a congressional report that called two Chinese telecom companies a threat to U.S. national security. The report, released Monday by the House Intelligence Committee, warned that the U.S. government and American companies should stop buying equipment from Huawei and ZTE — two of China’s largest telecom firms — because they are loyal to the Chinese government and could b... more »

Goat Family needs a new home!! | Rehoming & Adoption | RSPCA special appeals

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
http://blogs.rspca.org.uk/specialappeals/2012/10/04/goat-family-needs-a-new-home/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bonny_promos&utm_campaign=fundraising. Could I persuade Mrs NotaSheep?

A bus driver tells a boy his mother should have aborted him and the manager of the company makes no effort to apologize. That's terrible public relations.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago

In A Pickle

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
Stephen Harper, Tom Walkom writes in *The Toronto Star*, has managed to get himself in a pickle over Huawei Technologies: On the one hand, his free-market instincts tell him that business knows no nationality, that cheapest is best and that, if Chinese companies can deliver high-quality telecommunications equipment at low prices, then Canadian firms would be fools not to buy it. On the other hand, he is an ardent admirer of the U.S. way of doing things — and in particular of America’s tough-minded approach to national security. Harper, the Calgary economist, is desperate to sta... more »

BBC film crew is held at gunpoint after trying to sneak into Nevada's Area 51 military base with UFO conspiracy theorists

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
* This is the moment a BBC film crew were held by security teams at the notoriously secretive Area 51 - where conspiracy theorists believe the American government is hiding a flying saucer.* * **Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell and UFO expert Darren Perks sneaked past the border at the site - and were forced to lie on the ground at gunpoint for three hours while the FBI checked their credentials.* It is the same 'documentary' team that caused outrage in Britain last week when they suggested that the 7/7 London bombings were part of a government conspiracy to boost support for the Iraq w... more »

Arie's Home PC Studio - how to make music

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 3 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/hVbNoocBrR4 What then is the final result in this wonderful studio from Arie Klaassen in Holland? See and hear this: Link: http://youtu.be/dgiNQopQtkg Well, a lot of us get older and cling to the familiar, melodious sounds from yesterday. Arie (ah-ree) is one of my favorite home musicians and as Dutch as I am. Here is his YouTube channel. John

US Deploying Military Personnel to Syrian-Jordanian Border

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Part of long-planned attempt to spur defections, divide and destroy Syria, as articulated in Brookings Institution's "Assessing Options for Regime Change." * Tony Cartalucci, *Contributor* * * *Video: Geopolitical analyst and photojournalist Nile Bowie brings up long-documented plans by the West to carve out "buffer zones" within Syria to further project power against Damascus, betraying the narrative that recent escalations are spontaneous* While the idea of a buffer zone is meant to look like a knee-jerk reaction to recent escalations, in reality this has been planned since at... more »

The Rolling Stones -- Doom And Gloom (Lyric Video)

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 3 hours ago
11 October 2012 'Doom And Gloom' marks the first time that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have been in the studio together for seven years. The single was recorded in Paris and produced by longtime Rolling Stones producer Don Was, who has worked with the band on five previous albums (Voodoo Lounge/ Stripped/ Bridges To Babylon/ Licks Live/ A Bigger Bang), with the radio mix produced by Jeff Bhasker.

Will You Be Prevented From Selling Your Used Items?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Corps admits water level gauges failed during Isaac ~WVUE* *Louisiana's Lafitte Area Wants Levee Plans Expedited Following Isaac* *Brees agrees with Fujita that Goodell is his abusing power ~WWLTV* *Food truck owners: Update N.O. regulations ~Danny Moneverde, Advocate*

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 3 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Michelle Trachtenberg, 27. Dawn! Also, I'm quite fond of the ice skating movie, and watch at least a few minutes every time it's on. I've almost certainly seen more than half of it by now. And she was on a Clarissa, once. I'm afraid I never watched Gossip Girls, though. I know, I should just get to the good stuff: 1. Gallup tweaked their methods on October 1; it's possible that Barack Obama's approval ratings apparent increase this month could be related. Alan Abramowitz noticed and analyzed; here's Gallup's statement. See also Mark Blumenthal's old post on why Gal... more »  

Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
I felt badly for Obama during his debate with Romney and walked out (of my house) shaking my head and wondering how *anyone* could be expected to debate a congenital liar like Romney. And no one stopped him. Could anyone have? The media has rewarded him for his barrage of lies by crowning him the winner of the debate. They're encouraging him. One can only imagine what Biden is going to face tonight from Lyin' Ryan. I mean, he didn't get that name by admitting he chopped down the cherry tree. In his book about the crisis of authority, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocrac... more »

"The Fed's sole purpose: keeping the banks afloat" – G. Edward Griffin

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Casey Research* Is the Federal Reserve really doing such a bad job… or does it actually do exactly what it's supposed to do, but the average American is in the dark about what that is? In this explosive video, Casey Summit speaker G. Edward Griffin, author of *The Creature from Jekyll Island*, talks about the Fed's real role in the US economy and why – contrary to common belief – it is not this banking cartel's mission to act in the best interest of the American public. Hear the full details of what G. Edward Griffin believes is the true endgame for the United States and the We... more »

G. Edward Griffin: Protectors of the Public

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*This is the third installment in a series of chapter summaries from G. Edward Griffin's must-read book The Creature From Jekyll Island. This book may be the most important "red pill" available and we highly recommend that you buy and read the full book at RealityZone.* G. Edward Griffin *Buy Here* *Chapter 3 Summary: Protectors of the Public* The game called bailout is not a whimsical figment of the imagination, it is real. Here are some of the big games of the past and their final scores. In 1970, Penn Central railroad became bankrupt. The banks which lent the money had take... more »

Action Alert: Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccinations

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich, *Contributor* We the undersigned, as Freemen & Freewomen, do not recognize the authority of The World Health Organization (WHO) to mandate general forced vaccinations. Our bodies are sovereign territory and subject to our exclusive self-determination. Any attempted violation of this trust must be construed as a breach of said basic right. We are thus holding our elected Governments accountable in this defense with an issuance of notice: a preemptive Class Action Lawsuit to be served in the event our inalienable rights to choose are forsaken. *To sign th... more »

Paul Ryan's Early Aspirations

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 4 hours ago
"As a young man, Ryan held numerous amusing summer jobs, including a stint as an Oscar Mayer salesman in which he drove a Wienermobile. He envisioned eventually going to the University of Chicago for an advanced degree in economics and becoming an economist/academic, but he says he 'kept getting lured into politics.'" Source.

U.S Military plans to prevent veteran suicides by taking away their guns

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
J.G. Vibes It has long been known that there are more veterans who end up committing suicide than there are who actually die on the battlefield. This fact has been so unsettling for many people in the mainstream because it exposes the true nature of what war is all about. When the people on the front lines are so depressed about what they have seen and what they have been forced to do, it opens up a whole list of questions that people in the US have been running from for over a decade. As of last month, 270 active-duty service members killed themselves this year alone, and hal... more »

Weapons of Mass Destraction

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
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Episode 29 Of The Disarming Grannies Of The UK Documentary Series: "Nothing to do with Safety or Security"

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 4 hours ago
11 October 2012 Police intimidate protesters during a peaceful protest. *EPISODE TWENTY NINE: “Nothing to do with safety or security”* Sylvia and Betty attend a Yorkshire CND ‘Breaking the Links’ demonstration outside Menwith Hill. The women soon discover that they are denied the opportunity to walk freely around the perimeter of the base and finding themselves ‘caged in’ and under close surveillance by the police, tensions rise. This small group of elderly campaigners is soon outnumbered by the police; a disproportional response which is estimated, by those on the ground, ... more »

Greece's biggest company, drinks bottler Coca Cola Hellenic, has left the country and headed to Switzerland. (another EU Supporter Herr WOLFGANG SCHAEUBLE?)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*Image March 2012: Greek workers demonstrate against factory's closure.* 11 October 2012: Greece's biggest company is leaving the country, drinks bottler Coca Cola Hellenic (HLBr.AT) said on Thursday in announcing it will move to Switzerland and list its shares in London, dealing a blow to the debt-crippled Greek economy. The material impact on Greece may be limited - its Greek plants will go on working and CCH said the five percent of its business that the world's second-ranked Coke bottler has in Greece will be unaffected. But analysts quickly saw it as bad news for a nation stru... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
"There is no country in Europe which would give any thought to the question of abolishing the euro." "I am convinced that we will be able to tell our friends and partners around the world that Europe is in the process of solving its problems and Europe is aware of its responsibility." "We are convinced that in Germany and Europe it is of central importance ...that the public believes that there are reasons to trust the long-term foundations of our policies." "Therefore, we believe that we will fulfill our international obligations with our policy of growth-friendly deficit reducti... more »

IMF urges Europe to put brake on deep budget cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The IMF on Thursday backed giving debt-burdened Greece and Spain more time to reduce their budget deficits, cautioning that cutting too far, too fast would do more harm than good. * But Germany pushed back and said back-tracking on debt-reduction goals would only hurt confidence, a stance that suggested some disagreement between the International Monetary Fund and Europe's largest creditor country. "The IMF has time and again said that high public debt poses a problem," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told reporters. "So when there is a certain medium-term g... more »

Cracked Conservatives

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 5 hours ago
Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad. One thing I failed to touch on during my short discussion about the Tories the other day is their lapse into political lassitude, or decadence. As a party in long-term decline, their decomposition is manifesting itself in an almost entirely negative programme for British capitalism. Sticking to their ludicrous deficit reduction strategy when every available indicator is sounding the warning klaxon is one sign of the historical dead end they're in. However, Conservatism in the US of A is in an even more advanced state of decay. Witn... more »

HIV Transmission As Assault - Transmitting a Sexually Transmitted Disease was an Offence until 1985

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
There has been a great deal of discussion in the media about the recent Supreme Court of Canada cases on transmission of HIV. What almost everyone ignores, or has forgotten, is that transmission of venereal disease (it did not include HIV because the section in question predates HIV) was a crime under the Criminal Code until 1985. The provision was repealed in 1985 (R.S.C. 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 41.) by the Conservative government of Brian Mulroney. The section repealed, and its predecessors, read: *Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, s. 289.* [Venereal disease] 289. (1... more »

5 Key Ways That 3D Printers Could Improve the World

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
3D Printer future of manufacturing? *Activist Post* * *Whenever a new technology is created that has the potential to offer more opportunity and freedom to the average human being, we must listen to the "concerns" generated by major industry and governments. With the Internet, we hear the propaganda that what we know to be a level playing field of the free market of ideas is perceived by those in power as a "potential terrorist recruiting source." In this way, there is a full spectrum of excuses that can be employed for overt suppression, or de facto suppression through regulation,... more »

Pressure on Madrid to accept latest bailout

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Spain's government came under pressure on Wednesday night to accept rescue funds from Brussels after the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the country to BBB-, just above junk status.* S&P said it had lowered the rating on Spain's debts two notches following a slump in its fortunes that meant its recession would be longer and unemployment higher than expected. The agency also cited the increase in social unrest and the probable rise in tensions between central government and the regions. "The downgrade reflects our view of mounting risks to Spain's public finance... more »

The Foreclosure Wars Are Over….And The Fascists Have Won….(surprised?)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*The announcement yesterday that Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi has dropped the remaining investigations into the foreclosure mills, the (sewer) service of process companies and the (forged) document production factories provides a clear opportunity to state what has long been obvious…. * The Banks, Wall Street and The Financial Criminals Got Away With The Biggest Crime Spree In Mankind’s History. The Banks, Wall Street and The Financial Criminals Got Away With The Biggest Crime Spree In Mankind’s History. Now before I get too full into the diatribe here, let me digress a lit... more »

Secret courts: what they don't want the British people to know

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Yvonne Ridley on the 'secret courts bill' heading through the Lords, just as former ministers and MI6 officials face the prospect of public court appearances over torture allegations. * Liberties and freedoms enshrined in Magna Carta more than 800 years ago are under threat from the British government’s plans to deliver a bill that undermines the principle of open justice. This piece will look at the context in which theJustice and Security Bill, or 'secret courts bill’ as it is nicknamed, is being pushed through and the powerful resistance to the legislation. The bill is passing... more »

''Uncle Sam Prepares To Unleash Up To 30,000 Drones Over America For "Public Safety"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*The Federal Aviation Administration is working towards putting the finishing touches on rules and regulations for widespread domestic drone use, and the agency expects as many as 30,000 UAVs will be in America’s airspace by the decade’s end. * As Russia Today notes, given that the department has already addressed the issue of acquiring drones to give the DHS a better eye of domestic doings, though, those law enforcement operations in question could very well transcend away from legitimate uses and quickly cause civil liberty concerns from coast-to-coast. All drones will be equip... more »

Who is the Left-Wing KKKate MakkkMillan?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 5 hours ago
It's been awhile since I bothered to check, but I believe that KKKate MakkkMillan's SDA blog is still a very highly trafficked blog. So, is there a Canadian left-wing equivalent? Is there a left-wing Canadian blogger who either types or has regular commentators who type: - That Israel really should be wiped off the map - Wants to take away the vote from right-wingers - Thinks an entire religious or ethnic group should be targeted by the government as an insidious menace - Supports police busting heads at right-wing rallies - Fantasizes about the sexual humiliation ... more »

Romney Foreign Policy Speech Promises Bigger Government and New Wars

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*As conservative journalists and television pundits praise Mitt Romney for “hammering” President Obama during his foreign policy speech Monday at the Virginia Military Institute, a closer reading reveals very little difference between the two major party candidates on issue that are important to constitutionalists. * In fact, going by the content of his address, a Romney presidency would see the continued growth of government and the expansion of the U.S. military’s role as international regime topplers. Neither prospect, of course, should please those looking for an alternative to... more »

Walmart’s Black Friday ultimatum

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Walmart workers are now threatening to walk out on the year's biggest shopping day* One day after Walmart employees in twelve states launched a major strike, today workers issued an ultimatum to the retail giant: Stop retaliating against workers trying to organize, or the year’s most important shopping day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, will see the biggest disruptions yet. The announcement comes as 200 workers – some of them currently striking – have converged in the Walmart’s Bentonville, Arkansas hometown outside the company’s annual investors meeting. It offers a new potentia... more »

Virus-infected computer used in bomb threat had email log erased - Japan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*The log of a bomb threat email sent from the virus-infected computer of a man who was arrested and later released was erased, say investigators, who suspect a third-party of trying to destroy evidence.* According to Osaka Prefectural Police and other sources, an email was sent to Japan Airlines on Aug. 1 stating that a bomb had been planted on a New York-bound flight. The threat resulted in the flight being turned around, and the email was tracked back to the computer of anime director Masaki Kitamura, 43. Police believe that someone used a virus that allowed remote control of the... more »

Protests throughout Pakistan condemning Taliban attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Oct. 10 - Hundreds gathered in Pakistan's major cities to express their outrage over the Taliban's attack on a teenage girl, an act many described as ''cowardly.'' Deborah Gembara reports*

DNA not long-lived, Jurassic Park claimed unlikely

LuboŇ° Motl at The Reference Frame - 5 hours ago
*So far I have doubts that they have actually demonstrated it* The Telegraph and others discuss a research done at the Murdoch University in Australia (no, it's a different Murdoch) which claims that Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park" is impossible because even at –5 °C – I hope they mean Celsius degrees – last meaningful filaments of DNA decay after 6.8 million years. The Lizardly Americans on the picture below are much older so forget about attempts to resuscitate them, they recommend you. No journalist actually bothers to find the actual paper but we're TRF so here it is: The... more »

Investigaiton continues into Deadly meningitis outbreak

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Oct. 11 - Officials continue to investigate what caused a deadly outbreak of meningitis in the US. Julie Noce reports.*

Russia-Turkey tension rises over suspect cargo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Moscow accused Ankara of endangering Russian lives on Thursday after Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane to land and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried from Russia to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.* Damascus said the interception of the Syrian Air plane was an act of piracy, further heightening tensions between the neighbors after Turkey's chief of staff warned his troops would respond with greater force if shells from Syria continued to hit Turkish territory. Military jets escorted the Damascus-bound Airbus A-320, which was carrying a... more »

A Message to the Future

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
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Rating cut piles pressure on Spain to seek aid

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Spain faced renewed pressure to take the politically humiliating step of seeking sovereign aid on Thursday after a credit agency cut its rating to near junk, triggering a spike in its borrowing costs.* Standard and Poor's said the country's deepening recession was a factor limiting the government's options for dealing with its financial problems, adding that Madrid's reluctance to apply for aid was a potential drag on the new rating, which it placed on a negative outlook. Another headache for the government came with data showing consumer prices rose at their fastest p... more »

U.S. embassy employee Killed by Masked Gunmen in Yemen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni man on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, a security source said, the latest in a wave of assassinations in the Arab state where Washington is battling al Qaeda militants.* The attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on a car carrying Qassem Aqlan - who headed an embassy security team - in the center of Yemen's capital, the source told Reuters. "This (assassination) operation has the fingerprints of al Qaeda which carried out similar operations before," said the source who asked not to be named. The Yemen-based al... more »

The One Most Important Question Survivalists Can Ask Themselves: Why Are You Trying to Survive?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
With the news being what it is, the world has now come to the point at which a huge shake-up is undeniable – to anyone who has 2 cents worth of brain matter between their ears. So hordes are joining the stampede to become “survivalists”. The movement has even spurred the development of the “survival industry”, with commercials now being played on mainstream media stations for freeze-dried storage foods and solar generators. There is an old saying, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do.” So if you are going to go the path of being a “survivalist”, first you’ll want... more »

How the world's richest man is making millions from 'Obamaphone' program that gives poor free cell phones

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*The richest man in the world, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is making millions in profits from a government program that supplies poor Americans with free cell phones.* Mr Slim, who is worth an estimated $69billion, owns the parent company of both the service provider and phone producer which creates the phones used in the Lifeline program. The government program was originally enacted under President Reagan's administration in an effort for poor Americans without access to phones to have a way to contact prospective employers, arrange for healthcare, and be in touch with thei... more »

'It's disrespectful': Father's hurt at Obama's form letter sent to him by UPS to offer condolences for son killed in Afghanistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*An anguished father says he was saddened to receive an 'impersonal’ form letter from the president regarding the death of his son in Afghanistan - as it is revealed that the White House has been sending the same exact letters to families of fallen troops for years.* Back in January, Tom Logan, of Willis, Texas, was ecstatic when it appeared that his son, USMC Cpl Joseph Logan, had come home on a surprise visit. But the man at the door that day was not Joseph. He was a fellow Marine who had come to deliver the heartbreaking news that Mr Logan’s youngest son had been killed in actio... more »

'I was too polite': Obama comes up with ANOTHER excuse for his debate disaster

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Barack Obama has come up with another excuse for his poor performance in last week's presidential debate - he now says he was 'too polite' towards Mitt Romney.* The President and his allies have suggested a number of explanations for his disappointing display, from Mr Romney's surprise shift to the political center to even the high altitude of Denver. But this morning Mr Obama argued that his main problem was that he pulled his punches against the Republican candidate - and promised to be more aggressive in the two remaining debates. 'I think it's fair to say I was just too polit... more »

Now it's personal...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/by-way-moderate-hamas-fired-dozens-of.html 'several goats were killed'


Anon at aangirfan - 6 hours ago
*John Gibbin in front of Savile’s Rolls-Royce at the age of nine* John Gibbin was sexually assaulted in the back of Sir Jimmy Savile's Rolls-Royce at the age of nine. "John Gibbin, of Redcar, also said he reported the matter to the Metropolitan Police in the 1980s – but officers did not even call him back." John Ginnin was at a charity event in Southend, Hants, in 1972, which was being hosted by Savile, when he was lured into Savile’s car and assaulted. Redcar man says Jimmy Savile abused him in back of Rolls Royce ... We can assume that Sir Jimmy Savile worked for some very powerf... more »

“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies” * by Mario Livio “Thinkers in disciplines ranging from mathematics to economics, and from science to philosophy, attempt to construct theorems, theories, or scenarios, that have at least a fighting chance of being correct. Since in many cases one of the chief guides is logical reasoning, the ability to spot fallacies is an essential skill. In this piece I will briefly discuss a few such potential traps, and I hope to describe a few more in a future blog entry. One fairly common fallacy is known as the "post-hoc" (Latin for "after this... more »

The unique spiral in space spotted by the world's most expensive ground telescope

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
* A unique spiral structure encircling a dying star has been captured by scientists for the first time.* The spectacular picture is one of the first to come from the world’s most expensive ground-based telescope which produces images ten times sharper than Hubble. It was built to study molecular clouds like the one around the red giant R Sculptoris which is 780 light years from Earth. At 16,000ft up in the Chilean Andes the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is also the highest such machine on Earth. The Atacama desert was chosen for its dryness and clarity. Th... more »

Jeanne Rysiewicz vanishes from airport departure gate instead of boarding plane with family

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*The family of a 26-year-old woman who has not been seen since failing to board a plane with them 24 days ago have launched a frantic search.* Jeanne Rysiewicz was supposed to catch a plane from Fort Worth, Dallas to her home in Crown Point, Indiana on September 16 but never boarded behind her parents and sister. Surveillance footage in the airport later revealed she had left alone and her cell phone and one of her bags were found outside the terminal. Questions now remain over why the 'happy, bubbly' waitress, who was not on anti-depressants and has never run away, would vanish an... more »

Scallop War: French 'Pelt' British Fishermen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
* French fishermen have reportedly pelted British boats with rocks in a row over scallop fishing in the English Channel.* Around 40 French boats surrounded five British vessels in the Baie de Seine, 20 miles off the coast of Le Havre, Normandy. British crew members claimed some of the boats tried to ram them, and that objects including rocks and flares were thrown during the clash. The French Navy had to intervene and the row was finally diffused after a meeting between the French and the British. A spokesman for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which manages the UK fishi... more »

US sources: US, Israel plan October Surprise. Others: Israel can do it alone

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*Four facts deserve attention with regard to a potential attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The first is that the Iranian-Israeli war is already at hand. Iran launched it by sending an unmanned drone into Israeli air space Saturday, Oct. 6, breaking new ground in belligerence with a cyber attack.* Israel countered by stationing Patriot missile interceptor batteries in Haifa and other parts of its northern region. That Tehran initiated hostilities with a cyber attack on Israel cannot be wiped from the record any more than its score: two points, Iran; zero, Israel, whose air defens... more »

Turkey's army on high state of readiness, first step for Syria no-fly zone

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*War tensions over Syria continued to spiral early Thursday, Oct. 11, when Turkey’s armed forces were placed on a state of readiness and its chief of staff pledged stronger response to any hostile act by Syria, A high-placed US source confirmed to DEBKAfile that Turkey had, by forcing a Syrian civilian Airbus A320 plane en route from Moscow to Damascus to land in Ankara and declaring Syrian airspace “unsafe,” taken the first step toward creating a no-fly zone over Syria.* Early Thursday, Moscow responded with a demand from Ankara for clarifications claiming that 17 Russians were ab... more »

IMF chief: World economy uncertain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(CNN) -- The global economy is under a "veil of uncertainty" as economic issues grip the U.S., eurozone and developing markets such as China, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday in Japan.* Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, said that while "more difficult to analyze and pin down," elevated levels of uncertainty are resulting in slower growth. "We need action to lift the veil of uncertainty." Moreover, the world banking system is still in danger four years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers helped catalyze the 2008-2009 financial crisis... more »

Flirting with extremism in Tunisia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Protesters “were piled into pickup trucks with their black flags,” recalled two Tunisian eyewitnesses, the co-founder of a humanitarian group and a college professor. Both requested anonymity for security reasons. “I knew something would go wrong,” shuddered one. Although no loss of American life resulted, last month’s organized attack on the United States embassy in Tunisia – in which four locals did die – was at least as portentous as the sack of the Libyan consulate.* Unlike residents of Benghazi, Tunis-dwellers did not turn out to challenge the commandeering of their public sp... more »

Justin Bieber 'Swatting' Prank's Latest Victim

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*A SWAT team is sent to pop star's house in Los Angeles after hoaxers claim a gunman is on the loose.* Armed police have been called to Justin Bieber's home in southern California after he was the latest celebrity to be targeted in a "swatting" prank. An unknown person apparently dialled the US emergency number 911 claiming a man was waving a gun around in the grounds of the property in Calabasas. A SWAT team was sent to the pop star's home, where they established that the call was fake. Although no one at the house had reported an intruder, showbiz website TMZ said officers were... more »

U.S. panel urges end to secret DNA testing

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(Reuters) - They're called discreet DNA samples, and the Elk Grove, California, genetic-testing company easyDNA says it can handle many kinds, from toothpicks to tampons.* Blood stains from bandages and tampons? Ship them in a paper envelope for paternity, ancestry or health testing. EasyDNA also welcomes cigarette butts (two to four), dental floss ("do not touch the floss with your fingers"), razor clippings, gum, toothpicks, licked stamps and used tissues if the more standard cheek swab or tube of saliva isn't obtainable. If the availability of such services seems like an invita... more »

Security officers testify on Benghazi

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Oct. 10 - Former security officers told lawmakers that the U.S.'s diplomatic mission in Benghazi lacked adequate security personnel and that their requests for additional staff went unanswered. Deborah Gembara reports *

S&P cuts Spain to just above junk (Coincidence this has happened to all the Countries that have refused the EU Bailout?, before being forced to take one)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Oct. 11 - S&P cuts Spain's credit rating to near junk. Plus the IMF prods the world's rich economies for swifter action to boost global growth.*

Trichet Exclusive: Would rather ECB spoke with one voice

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*Oct. 11 - The ex-ECB chief speaks to Reuters on managing internal ECB differences - notably between German inflation hawks and others - the bank's mandate, and continuity under his successor Mario Draghi.*

After California energy shock, will N.Y. be next?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Fuel price shocks that had Californians gasping at record high pump prices over $5 a gallon may next hit heating oil users in New York, where depleted supplies and new green regulations could push bills up sharply this winter.* This year, new state environmental regulations require heating oil users in New York to fill their furnaces with the same diesel used by trucks and other motor vehicles for the first time. But a string of East Coast refinery closures have cut supplies of the motor fuel in and around New York to a third below the level of last October. They now ... more »

Major Tom" brought to earth as Merkel says 'Nein'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*(Reuters) - Tom Enders was flying high six weeks ago; newly elevated to the top job at Europe's EADS, his secret merger deal to create the world's biggest aerospace group and rid himself of burdensome government meddling was preparing for launch.* But when "Major Tom", a pugnacious paratroop officer in the German army reserve, took off to go hang-gliding in late August, things began to go wrong. A painful crash that left his arms strapped up, robot-style, kept him only briefly from work; but it prevented him flying with Chancellor Angela Merkel on a trip to China where he might ha... more »  

IMF calls for action as euro zone crisis festers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
(*Reuters) - The IMF prodded Europe and the United States to act faster to resolve their debt troubles, blaming plodding progress for creating economic uncertainty and slowing global growth.* Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, said she expected "courageous and cooperative action" as she laid blame on Europe and the United States for fostering a sense of unease that has led companies to delay investment and hiring. "There are threats on the horizon, threats that can be addressed, should be addressed but are not necessarily addressed," she told reporters ... more »

Hong Kong Beauty Treatment leaves 1 Woman Dead and 3 Fighting for Life

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*A woman has died and three others are fighting for their lives after having a controversial treatment in a Hong Kong beauty parlour. * Police and the medical authorities are investigating the death of the 46-year-old in a case that has highlighted the lack of regulation in the city's cosmetic industry. The four women fell ill after having a complicated blood transfusion procedure at the DR beauty chain, according to government statements. They paid around £4,000 each for the treatment, which is claimed to boost the immune system and appearance. The other three women, aged 56, 59 a... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*People in beachfront properties along much of the NSW coast may have to relocate overnight, as the state braces for strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous surf.* The Bureau of Metrology (BoM) issued a fresh severe weather warning after 5pm (AEDT) on Thursday, for people in Sydney, the Hunter, the Illawarra, the South Coast, Southern Tablelands and the Snowy Mountains. The low pressure system which is expected to move north to central parts of the coast overnight, is set to usher in wind gusts of up to 100km/h and localised heavy rain. "Very heavy surf which may lead to localised ... more »

Looking Backward: Free Economic Zones in Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 8 hours ago
Anyone remember the promises? 6-6-3? The Golden Decade? All that good stuff? Yeah, they foundered somewhere off the Diaoyutai. President Ma's ROC National Day Address offered a kind of apology for ignoring the economy in the form of still more promises... In his National Day address titled “Forging Ahead Together with Composure in the Face of Adversity,” Ma sought to tackle economic issues and said his administration would focus its efforts on boosting the development of service industries, raising salaries and eliminating investment barriers to create more job opportunities. “To b... more »

Jill Meagher Murder Case: Court orders the removal of background material relating to Adrian Bayley

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*A Melbourne court has moved to try to curb damaging material on the internet relating to the alleged murder of ABC staffer Jill Meagher.* Deputy Chief Magistrate Felicity Broughton ordered the removal of background material relating to Adrian Bayley, 41, who is accused of the rape and murder of Ms Meagher. The focus of the ban is on internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which have published a vast amount of material that Bayley's lawyers argue incite hatred and vilify him. Ms Broughton said attempts to stop social media commentary on the case had so far failed and... more »

Jeannine Harvey Died after doctors missed her cancer during 30 consultations, United Kingdom

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*The family of a British woman have released harrowing video of her in agonising pain and screaming 'I'm dying' as they claimed doctors repeatedly missed the cervical cancer that eventually claimed her life.* Relatives of Jeannine Harvey, 33, say doctors missed the cancer during 30 consultations, insisting that she was suffering from anxiety from a suspected torn ligament. In the video, relatives try to comfort Ms Harvey, a mother of four, as she writhes in pain in a hospital bed after being admitted. She first complained about pain in her stomach and left leg in December, but was... more »

Drug Cartels Threaten Guatemala's Maya Nature Reserve

Scarlet macaws. The 200-foot summit of Temple IV in the ancient Maya city of Tikal provides a spectacular view of Central America's largest expanse of intact rainforest. In the late afternoon, spider monkeys dangle from nearby branches, stretching to pick small fruits. The guttural barks of howler monkeys echo through the canopy — a lush green broken only by the occasional flash of lemon yellow from a swooping toucan. This lowland forest is the heart of the Maya Biosphere Reserve of northern Guatemala, a 2.1 million-hectare (5.2 million-acre) sanctuary that covers 19 percent of th... more »

8 suspicious events surrounding the Miami zombie attack (May 2012)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
*No one can deny the recent face-eating attack by the Miami Zombie in Florida is a gruesome and criminal tragedy, and one easily rationalized away by the never-failing explanation of severe drug abuse.* However, when examined in the overview of recent events in Florida, this cannibalistic attack appears to be an escalating part of a series of strange events that began in that area ten days before. The Miami Zombie, or Naked Cannibal, incident was on May 26, 2012. Here are eight other odd events which occurred within 13 days of that attack: - *May 16, 2012:* 15 Students and 2 ad... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
* October snowfalls have blanketed Mt Lofty, near Adelaide, for the first time in more than 100 years. * While the snow attracted hundreds of visitors to Mt Lofty this morning, Hallett in the state’s mid-north also woke to a blanket of white. Andrew Watson from the Bureau of Meteorology said the rare weather event was caused by a mass of icy air from the Antractic. “The cold air came up very quickly and strong southerly winds brought the freezing level down, that’s the reason the snow fell and stayed on the ground,” he said. Snow was also reported at Sevenhill in the Clare Valley a... more »

OE 2013

Oilsforfun-Cristina Homem de Melo at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
The Portuguese Austerity will leave the country like this in 2013

Errata: DPP Split over Hsieh for China

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 9 hours ago
Oops. The TT ran a version of a Liberty Times story.... which contained some pardonable confusion. To consolidate and integrate the party’s policies on China, Su is said to be planning to designate Hsieh as head of the *reinstated committee*, which was merged with the Department of International Affairs in August 2007. The reinstated department is not the Committee, which is going to be rebooted at a later time, but the Department of China Affairs, according to corrections that arrived in my mailbox from those in the know. The idea that Su is going to appoint Hsieh is purely rumor ... more »


There is no shortage of insects trapped in amber. Photo courtesy: dailygalaxy.com Researchers have found what they say is the only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught in its web – a 100 million-year-old snapshot of an engagement frozen in time. The extraordinarily rare fossils are in a piece of amber that preserved this event in remarkable detail, an action that took place in the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar in the Early Cretaceous between 97-110 million years ago, almost certainly with dinosaurs wandering nearby. Aside from showing the first and only fossil evid... more »

Whose prophet? The BBC respond again.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Further to this post, the BBC have responded again and guess what, it's another brush-off: 'BBC Complaints - Case number CAS-1686621-QX7B8H Dear Mr Maybeagoat Reference CAS-1686621-QX7B8H Thanks for your further contact. We apologise for the delay in replying. We realise that our correspondents appreciate a quick response and we’re sorry that you had to wait on this occasion. We appreciate your further comments regarding the use of 'the Prophet Muhammad'. We forwarded your further concerns to Stephen Mitchell, now head of programmes for news, who explained in response that it remain... more »

Labuan Island Resorts: Malaysian Interlude III

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 9 hours ago
*Sabah, near the Sarawak border.* As you all know, I really love Malaysia and have gone there the last two years to enjoy a couple of weeks of cycling in Borneo each time. So when the good people at Tourism Malaysia contacted me and said write for us! I was totally happy to. Here is my third piece, this time in English, on Resorts on Labuan Island. Pictures by me too! Once again: I'm heading back to Malaysia in January, maybe the Peninsula, maybe another restful two weeks in Borneo. Would love to have you along! This article was part of a publication for Tourism Malaysia. If you en... more »

MP Russ Hiebert’s anti-union campaign: is Bill C-377 another Tory ‘own-goal’?

david at Alberta Diary - 9 hours ago
Unidentified Conservative Party Member of Parliament contemplates B.C. Tory MP Russ Hiebert’s “own goal.” Strangely, actual Harper Government MPs may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Hiebert. What are Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s boon companions in the courts, fern-encrusted law offices, plush executive suites of provincial medical associations and anti-union construction associations going to ... more »

Measuring a Black Hole

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
The real story here is that Very Long baseline Interferometry is now viable. Thus we can target an apparent black hole and derive information. It is hardly useful to scan the sky but certainly up to the task of targeting an object. Distant planets are moving of course, so that may still have to wait a while. Yet it shows us what may be done with ground based equipment. In time we will have a structure on the moon an d also a structure on another moon around Mars perhaps. At the right times that would provide a baseline almost double the radius of Mars orbit. Again the ... more »

Atomic Bond Types Discernible in Single-Molecule Images

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This is extraordinary work. We now have a methodology to map not just the atoms but also the nature of the bonds and likely electron locations while we are at it. We have just gone from an idealized theoretical model to a way more precise empirical framework in which the anticipated variations can be actually seen. It does not get better than this in terms of investigative chemistry. I suspect that any deeper will be meaningless. I do not expect this to make a lot of difference in terms of work in chemistry as the theory itself has been rather sufficient. It may open nic... more »

The Money Illusion with Scott Sumner

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
Let me explain all this as simply as possible. Suppose I print a hundred dollar bill, and that is the only bill in circulation. I then lend it to you on the basis that you will pay me back $120 in thirty days. Do you like me so far? Suppose you then go forth and make the world work and gather back the $100 and debts from other participants for say another fifty dollars. All well and good except for one little stinking detail, the fifty dollars simply does not exist at all. The point is that the production of money must be slightly greater on a month by month basis just t... more »

Magnets Kill Cancer Cells

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
There is a lot we do not understand in terms of cellular response to magnetic fields let alone with iron nano particles. This needs to be systematically studied and made over into a body of work. I get the impression instead that what effort has gone into has often been oblique. Yet it has been very promising. A strong magnetic field applied across a fluid flow has been shown to sterilize. Rather useful in spite of the reality that it has barely been exploited. Lesser solutions retain precedence. What we learn here is that the correct magnetic setup can hugely affect a... more »

US Deploying Military Personnel to Syrian-Jordanian Border

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
Part of long-planned attempt to spur defections, divide and destroy Syria, as articulated in Brookings Institution's "Assessing Options for Regime Change." *Video: Geopolitical analyst and photojournalist Nile Bowie brings up long-documented plans by the West to carve out "buffer zones" within Syria to further project power against Damascus, betraying the narrative that recent escalations are spontaneous* .... *by Tony Cartalucci * *October 11, 2012 *- While the idea of a buffer zone is meant to look like a knee-jerk reaction to recent escalations, in reality this has been pla... more »


*As the anniversary approaches it's worth reminding ourselves of what this was really all about. I first posted this in April 2009.* *It's about how the Howard government attempted to get Australians on board for war against Iraq.* Some ten days ago a former Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) officer, James Sievers, appeared in a Canberra, Australia, court to answer charges that he had copied secret intelligence documents and had them posted to ‘The Australian’ newspaper. The documents were about warnings during the period leading up to the 12 October 2002 Bali... more »

alien dream - detachable memory modules - communication protocol

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 9 hours ago
I drew this sketch of a dream I'd just had - it's rough because it was 6:01 a.m. at the time and the alarm had just gone off at 6:00 a.m. and I was still sorta waking up. Since September the 1st 2012, I'd re-opened a Dream Diary. In an effort to connect or communicate with whatever DREAMS are; be they simple ordering of the day's events, dreaming for those who can't or some sort of inter-stellar communication device between the galaxies. I have no idea; but I love experimentation. All through September, I had this series of laborious, pointless and 'messageless' dreams. I wrote... more »

Free Online Viewing Week Genetic Roulette Oct 10-17‏ with Spanish Subtitles

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
Free Online Viewing Week Genetic Roulette Oct 10-17‏*We are deeply grateful to **Nutiva** for their generosity in sponsoring this free showing week.* *Please don’t miss this opportunity to share this potentially life-saving message. The Tipping Point of consumer rejection of dangerous genetically modified foods is within reach. Please help. Share now!* * http://geneticroulettemovie.com* During the first free showing week in September, there were over *1.25 million* views of this astounding documentary featuring testimony from healthcare practitioners, scientists, veterinarian... more »

Turkey Finds Missile Parts on Intercepted Syrian Plane

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Turkey seized "objectionable cargo" aboard the Syrian passenger plane which it intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, according to an AFP report. "There is illegal cargo on the plane that should have been reported" in line with civil aviation regulations, Davutoglu was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency. "There are elements on board that can be considered objectionable," he added, without elaborating. The confiscated cargo might be missile parts, NTV news channel reported. The plane, carrying 35 passenger... more »

9/11 Hardliners And False Flag Fundamentalists Target Syria And America For Destruction

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*False flag fundamentalists took over the United States of America. Their holy book contains fables, too.* "This foreign policy has created more enemies than it has vanquished," writes Senator Rand Paul in a *piece* that aims to bring some level of rationalism to Mitt Romney's foreign policy and the general debate about what America should do in Syria. The more voices calling for diplomacy to resolve the Syrian crisis, the better. The growing conflict between Syria and Turkey can easily ignite the whole region and create this century's biggest humanitarian disaster. Hillary Ma... more »

October 10, 1972

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 11 hours ago
A little explanation. You have to understand that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein didn't, in any even vaguely direct sense, bring down Richard Nixon. I haven't much mentioned press coverage of Watergate to date, and I won't much in the future. To the extent that press coverage was important, a lot of it was just normal reporting on public events -- indictments, trials, hearings; the certainty that such things would be widely known constrained and influenced actors throughout the process. And yet, it's too strong to say that investigative reporting was entirely irrelevant. Without... more »

Israeli air force again strikes northern Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire for second night in a row

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The Israel Air Force struck terrorist targets in the northern Gaza Strip late Wednesday night, responding to rocket fire from the area. The airstrike is the second such strike in as many nights, with both following rocket fire from Gaza terrorists. A statement from the IDF Spokesman on Wednesday night claimed a direct hit on the target, without elaborating. source

Coming Next: TSA Taser Bracelets?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The TSA’s security policies are getting more and more bizarre, from testing people’s drinks for explosives to ordering all travelers to freeze on command, but could a frightening policy that was seriously explored by the DHS be resurrected – forcing people to wear taser bracelets that would deliver an electric shock if they got out of line?The story sounds like it belongs in a South Park episode or on an urban myths website – but it was actually true. In 2008, the Washington Times reported on how DHS official Paul S. Ruwaldt of the Science and Technology Directorate, office of Res... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“If you’d like to know what your choices have been, look at yourself and the life you have lived. What you see is the choices you’ve made.” - Dr. Shad Helmstetter

Revealed: Facebook 'gave officials inflated estimates of the number of its users' just a week before disastrous IPO

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Facebook was caught out providing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials inaccurate and inflated estimates of the number of its users and ultimately its worth just a week before the company's disastrous IPO, it emerged today. * A flurry of 12 letters between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Facebook depict a reluctant management team repeatedly playing cat-and-mouse over official requests to release figures and in the end being forced to withdraw information that was in reality guess work at best. Most damning is the suspicion that Facebook did not ... more »

Big Bird reacts to Romney

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago

Nigeria's Port Harcourt university shut after the lynchings of 4 Students

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*A Nigerian university has been closed because of violent protests about the lynching of four students accused of stealing laptops and mobile phones. * A horrific video of the killings near Nigeria's oil capital was posted on the YouTube video-sharing website. Students say the four were mistaken for thieves in the village of Aluu. University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) told students to go home after the demonstrations turned violent with houses, shops and cars burned. Correspondents say anti-riot police and soldiers have been deployed to the campus, which the authorities say will re... more »

Amnesty: China forced evictions in 'significant rise'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Forced evictions in China have risen significantly in recent years as local officials sell off land to property developers, Amnesty International says.* Many cases involve violence and harassment, in what the group called "a gross violation of human rights". Pressure on local officials to meet economic goals and vested interests were behind the coercion, it said. These evictions are a rumbling cause of social discontent and have led to protests across the country. All land in China is effectively controlled by the state, and laws allow local governments to claim land for urban d... more »  

Indonesia Warns of New Bali Threat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*JAKARTA—Indonesian authorities warned Wednesday that terrorist groups may be planning an attack targeting dignitaries and events in Bali this week to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the deadly attacks on the resort island in 2002.* Indonesian police have raised the country's security alert to its highest level after uncovering terrorist movements that could indicate they are preparing to target visitors scheduled to be in Bali for a series of memorial events on the anniversary of the attack Friday. Visitors include Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, former Australian Pri... more »

Meningitis outbreak tangles two pharmacies with common owners

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - A Massachusetts company that mixes drugs for hospitals on Wednesday gave up an attempt to distance itself from an affiliated pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis. * Ameridose LLC agreed to close down for 12 days while state and federal officials investigate the New England Compounding Center, which distributed thousands of vials of a contaminated steroid made at a shabby brick complex next to a waste and recycling operation in a western suburb of Boston. The pharmacies are owned by Gregory Conigliaro, an engineer, and his brother-in-law, Barry ... more »

IMF calls for action as euro zone crisis festers.....So they will hold Yet Another Summit to Discuss it

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - The IMF prodded the world's rich countries for swifter action on Thursday as Europe's debt crisis drags on while the United States and Japan show scant progress handling their budget deficits. * Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said political wrangling added to economic uncertainty, slowing growth in both advanced and emerging economies. The IMF cut its global growth forecast this week for the second time since April. "We expect action and we expect courageous and cooperative action on the part of our members," Lagarde told report... more »

Facebook: The antisocial network

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Company pays only £238,000 in corporation tax on UK earnings of up to £175m * Facebook was accused last night of "disingenuous and immoral" tax avoidance after a new analysis of its UK business suggested the social networking giant paid just £238,000 in corporation tax in Britain last year. Although industry experts estimate the company made £175m in revenue from its UK businesses last year, Facebook is able to avoid paying millions in corporation tax by diverting most of its sales via Ireland. Annual accounts published yesterday at Companies House showed Facebook UK Limited decla... more »

Lance Armstrong was doping ringleader: Investigators

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*(Reuters) - If the United States Anti-Doping Agency is right, then Lance Armstrong cheated his way to the top of the cycling world through an elaborate doping scheme never seen before in the sport.* Hotel rooms were transformed into blood banks as riders were given late-night transfusions, doctors were paid off and competitors were warned about tests in advance, said the anti-doping agency, or USADA. More than six weeks after it banned Armstrong for life and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles, USADA revealed on Wednesday the findings of its investigation into Armstron... more »

CNN Report On Buck McKeon's Latest Scandal Set Up Today's Debate, An Unmitigated Disaster For Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Since Buck McKeon has become chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, General Dynamics has given Buck McKeon $56,000 in legalistic bribes and he's repaid them-- with tax payer dollars-- very, very, very handsomely. McKeon's corruption and his use of his perch atop the House Armed Services Committee to finance his political career was the subject of a CNN report Tuesday night (above). The report is set at a huge tank parking lot where General Dynamics would like to refurbish them for huge profits for themselves. But the Army doesn't want to refurbished tanks. Buck McKeon, w... more »

Francesco Schettino To Sue After Sacking, Despite Causing the Deaths of 32 of his Passengers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*The captain of the Costa Concordia is suing for wrongful dismissal, his lawyer has revealed.* Some 32 people were killed after the vessel ran into a rock and capsized off the Tuscany coast in January. Italian skipper Francesco Schettino was sacked by Costa Cruises, but he is appealing against the decision. "It is the right of every worker to appeal against his dismissal and Captain Schettino has done no more than exercise that right," lawyer Bruno Leporatti said. "There is nothing to contest or be amazed about, unless we want to say that what the law allows for all citizens does... more »

Iran: US Carrier's Hornets Set To Sting

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*From the deck of one the largest, most powerful warships in the world the attack jets of the most powerful country in the world take to the skies above the Arabian Gulf.* The missions from the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, a Nimitz class carrier, are an almost bone-shudderingly loud constant. The jets, 44 in total, scream into the skies across the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan day and night. But we are just 80 miles south of Iran, and Carrier Strike Group 8 knows its next biggest task could involve Iran, shipping lanes and keeping the world’s oil supplies moving. Led by the E... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“The most distant object easily visible to the eye is M31, the great Andromeda Galaxy some two and a half million light-years away. But without a telescope, even this immense spiral galaxy - spanning over 200,000 light years - appears as a faint, nebulous cloud in the constellation Andromeda. In contrast, details of a bright yellow nucleus and dark winding dust lanes, are revealed in this digital telescopic image. *Click image for larger size.* Narrow band image data recording emission from hydrogen atoms, shows off the reddish star-forming regions dotting gorgeous blue spiral a... more » 

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 11th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck NEAR SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 01:07:55 UTC Thursday 11th October 2012 The epicenter was 178 km (110.3 miles) Northeast of Tual, Papua, Indonesia No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU - 11th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU at a depth of 49 km (30.4 miles), the quake hit at 00:17:38 UTC Thursday 11th October 2012 The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) South of Minas de Marcona, Peru No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 10th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck the SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION at a depth of 57.1 km (35.5 miles), the quake hit at 23:03:50 UTC Wednesday 10th October 2012 The epicenter was 158 km (98 miles) South of Bristol Island, Antarctica No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

The Goldberg Predilections:Ignoring Decades of Iranian Statements on Nuclear Weapons for the Sake of Propaganda

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 13 hours ago
Jeffrey Goldberg is confident in Barack Obama's oft-stated commitment to stop Iran from building the nuclear weapon that everyone, including his own intelligence agencies (and others) and Defense Secretary know it isn't building.  Why?  Well, basically because Obama's said so.  A lot. Explaining that anyone who doesn't recognize that Obama has "promised to do 'whatever it takes' to prevent

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 10th October 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
magnitude 5.4 earthquake has struck the SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION at a depth of 55.3 km (34.4 miles), the quake hit at 22:49:35 UTC Wednesday 10th October 2012 The epicenter was 143 km (88 miles) South of Bristol Island, Antarctica No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Chet Raymo, "Little Lesson, Part 3"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Little Lesson, Part 3" * by Chet Raymo "One could introduce here any number of Wallace Stevens poems that explore the ground between imagination and reality- invention and discovery- but let me offer just one more late poem, titled "The Planet On The Table": ․ " Ariel was glad he had written his poems. They were of a remembered time Or of something seen that he liked. Other makings of the sun Were waste and welter And the ripe shrub writhed. His self and the sun were one And his poems, although makings of his self, Were no less makings of t... more »

Tony Schwartz - We Hear More Than We See

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
*Photo: Sound magician Tony Schwartz. Source: Nancy Kaye/New York Times*. *Wikipedia*: Anthony Schwartz (August 19, 1923 – June 15, 2008) was an American sound archivist, sound designer, pioneering media theorist, and advertising creator. Known as the "wizard of sound," he is perhaps best known for his role in creating the controversial Daisy television ad for the 1964 Lyndon Johnson campaign.

31 Days of Photo Props: Pumpkins

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
I love fall and Halloween and my favorite part of both has to be pumpkins. I love carving them, painting them and cooking with them. Real pumpkins can be a great prop. When I am working with a baby, I often will just cut the top off the pumpkin and sit the baby right inside. I usually line the inside of the pumpkin with a rag or towel to keep the baby's from touch the slimy insides and crying. If the baby you are working with is a little bit bigger, you can cut leg holes in the pumpkin to give their little legs some place to go. My advice with leg holes is cut the bigger than y... more »

The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 14 hours ago
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