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Thomas Paine

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Monday, November 12, 2012

12 November - Blogs I'm Following II

Rockets and Mortars Launched into Israel in 20...Rockets and Mortars Launched into Israel in 2008. My graph aggregating mortars and rockets from the data provided in http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/ipc_e007.pdf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ein Fiq, .English: Ein Fiq, . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Israelis killed by Palestinians in Israel ( bl...Israelis killed by Palestinians in Israel ( blue ) and Palestinians killed by Israelis in Gaza ( red ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Settler population by year in the West Bank, G...Settler population by year in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights 1972-2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Belize City, BelizeBelize City, Belize (Photo credit: Hickatee)

Juan Cole: Real Petraeus Failure Was Counterinsurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan

" this idea that the U.S. can occupy these countries successfully militarily and reshape them in our image is wrong."  ( And since it - and COIN, a Vietnam discredited concept - is not only not happening but regularly failing, why would one also repeatedly suppose enabling rape of a country by destroying governments and installing designer puppets is 'accidental' ?  Obviously the 'explanation' is also propaganda. And yes, it fits 'Post Saddam Iraq : Desert Crossing' to a 'T' ; planned destruction of governments and rewriting the map of countries in oil bearing lands in the middle East - not to forget Somalia or Nigeria, for instance. Resource Wars. Poor Congo ! Poor Canada next ? And Japan has paid a price in nuclear despoliation as well. Meanwhile notes on Fukushima, Gulf of Mexico oil/cor-exit 9500 with attending widespread bad health effects, depleted uranium, dumping of nuclear waste in the oceans ; all seem to exist in another dimension as far as 'news' is concerned. )

 10:34 pm MST


John McAfee sought in Belize murder probe

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 minutes ago
Police in the Central American nation of Belize said Monday that they are looking for the founder of the software company McAfee Inc. to question him about the slaying of another U.S. citizen, his neighbor in an island town on the Caribbean. John McAfee lived next door to 52-year-old Gregory Viant Faull, who was found with a gunshot wound to his head inside his two-story home north of San Pedro, a town on the island of Ambergris Caye, said Raphael Martinez, spokesman for Belize's Ministry of National Security. The housekeeper discovered the body Sunday morning and called police. Ma... more »

Walter Kaufmann: Kierkegaard and the Crisis in Religion

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 minutes ago
YouTube video description [Channel - Eidos84]: "Kierkegaard and the Crisis in Religion", the first part of Walter Kaufmann's famous 1960 lecture series on existentialism. Kaufmann begins by explaining that existentialists share as many differences as other schools of philosophy. First coined to refer to the theories of Jaspers and Heidegger, existentialism became primarily associated with the work of Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Nietzsche, all radical individualists who found previous philosophical systems lacking. Kaufmann explains their writings as an answer to the modern crises in... more »

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “American Tune”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 minutes ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “American Tune” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTZkk66pd1I

Between violence on Gaza border and Syria tensions, Israel mulls next move

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 minutes ago
Israel is preparing for a series of offensive measures against Hamas and the other Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, amid continued fire from the coastal enclave into the Negev. Among other options, Israeli officials are considering such moves as targeting prominent militants as well as a systematic attack on Gaza's infrastructures and Hamas institutions in the Strip. Meanwhile, tensions persist in the Golan Heights as well, where Israeli tanks fired at Syria forces – apparently hitting two soldiers – in response to a Syrian mortar shell landing in Israeli territory. ... more »

Syria's newly-formed opposition coalition draws mixed reaction

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 minutes ago
A coalition newly formed by exiled Syrian opposition parties to defy the administration of President Bashar al-Assad have drawn mixed reactions from inside and outside Syria. The Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces formed Sunday in Doha, Qatar, will be composed mainly of opposition groups outside Syria, but will also include activists inside the country as well as rebel commanders. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-11/13/c_131970585.htm

Abu Qatada: Terror Suspect To Be Released back on our Streets

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 23 minutes ago
Home Secretary Theresa May has vowed the Government will continue to fight to "get rid" of the radical cleric who was once described as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) allowed his appeal and chairman Mr Justice Mitting granted him bail, meaning Qatada will be released from maximum security prison HMP Long Lartin to return to his home address. http://news.sky.com/story/1010654/abu-qatada-terror-suspect-set-to-be-released

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF AISEN, CHILE - 13th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 25 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.4 Date-Time Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 04:31:27 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:31:27 PM at epicenter Location 45.746°S, 77.139°W Depth 10.2 km (6.3 miles) Region OFF THE COAST OF AISEN, CHILE Distances 326 km (203 miles) W (263°) from Puerto Aisen, Chile

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 13th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 28 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 04:55:48 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 08:55:48 PM at epicenter Location 52.823°N, 132.006°W Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles) Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 200 km (124 miles) SW (215°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

We Will Find You, Dirty Fag! You Are Dead!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
Last year my friend Shaun went to Cameroon and made a movie, *Born This Way*-- you can see a couple minutes of footage above-- about changing antigay sentiments (and laws) in that West African nation. He's close to raising the money he needs to complete the film which follows Cedric and Gertrude, two young Cameroonians, as they move between a secret, supportive LGBT community and an outside culture that, though intensely homophobic, is in transition toward greater acceptance. Shaun: Cameroon is on the cusp of change, poised to become an example of how tolerance and traditional cu... more »

Dulce and Maestra Cobb Tues 3:30-6pm UA Chavez #400

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 49 minutes ago
*TUES NOV. 13 Performance/Platica * * * Dulce Juarez - Performance Artist 3:30-4:30 UA-Chavez BLDG 400 Maestra Angelbertha Cobb 4:30-6pm Dr. Cintli 520-626-0824 rodrigu7@email.arizona.edu

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake TARAPACA, CHILE - 13th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 50 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 03:11:26 UTC Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:11:26 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 20.468°S, 69.012°W Depth 91.5 km (56.9 miles) Region TARAPACA, CHILE Distances 121 km (75 miles) ESE of Iquique, Chile

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF ECUADOR - 13th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 53 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:56:45 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 08:56:45 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.777°S, 81.594°W Depth 34.8 km (21.6 miles) Region OFF THE COAST OF ECUADOR Distances 84 km (52 miles) NW of Salinas, Ecuador

Truth Militia Radio with John Friend

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 53 minutes ago
I just finished *the third edition* of Truth Militia Radio with John Friend. My guest *John Kaminski* and I discussed the recent election, the various techniques of destabilization used by organized Jewry to corrupt and destroy America, Jewish supremacism, Hurricane Sandy, and related matters. You can download the entire show *here* or subscribe on iTunes via the *Truth Militia Radio page* on Blog Talk Radio. Thanks for tuning in and downloading! Next week will be a 9/11 and JFK special with Dr. Jim Fetzer of *Scholars for 9/11 Truth*.

Secession petitions filed in 20 states

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 57 minutes ago
In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website. States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from s... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MYANMAR - 13th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 59 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:52:20 UTC Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 08:22:20 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.238°N, 96.082°E Depth 18.2 km (11.3 miles) Region MYANMAR Distances 50 km (31 miles) NW of Taungoo, Myanmar

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 13th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 00:12:00 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 06:12:00 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.362°N, 85.548°W Depth 39.6 km (24.6 miles) Region COSTA RICA Distances 6 km (3 miles) SE of Belen, Costa Rica

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake MONTENEGRO - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 23:18:42 UTC Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:18:42 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 42.558°N, 19.021°E Depth 14 km (8.7 miles) Region MONTENEGRO Distances 10 km (6 miles) W of Danilovgrad, Montenegro

RMN: Drake apparently getting new intel sources, now wonders if Obama might be a good guy.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=259803 *Drake apparently getting new intel sources, now wonders if Obama might be a good guy.* Posted By: hobie Date: Monday, 12-Nov-2012 04:56:56 Hi, Folks - Previous to Sunday, Drake had been pretty regularly "down" on Obama and considered Romney possibly to be the better choice. I haven't made it all the way through the first hour of the 4-hour recording yet, but in his show Sunday Drake indicated some of the information he'd received previously has proven unreliable. It's not his sources, but the folks who were feeding in... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 23:02:24 UTC Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 04:02:24 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.761°S, 77.917°E Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles) Region MID-INDIAN RIDGE Distances 36 km (22 miles) ENE of Amsterdam Island,

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF ALASKA - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 22:20:52 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:20:52 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 57.496°N, 142.581°W Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program Region GULF OF ALASKA Distances 283 km (176 miles) SW (218°) from Yakutat, AK

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF ALASKA - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 22:18:46 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:18:46 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 57.544°N, 142.802°W Depth 11.8 km (7.3 miles) Region GULF OF ALASKA Distances 286 km (178 miles) SW (220°) from Yakutat, AK

PRESS TV: Why else did the CIA spymaster resign?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 1 hour ago
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/11/271529/political-maelstrom-in-postelection-us/ *Why else did the CIA spymaster resign?* US General David Petraeus, former CIA chief By Gordon Duff Columnist for Press TV Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:55AM GMT By Gordon Duff The real issue is dealing with political uncertainty, the difference from what is publicly said, what is publicly seen and what actually exists.” The United States is undergoing a political maelstrom that, in many ways, parallels what is currently going on in China. Though the election ended days ago, a significant victory for Oba... more »

My Louisiana Love: Tragedy and survival in the Houma heartland

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
*My Louisiana Love* *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com *My Louisiana Love* is an intimate account of one young woman's love for her homeland, love for her family, and her journey through tragedy as she struggles to keep alive the beauty of the southern Louisiana bayou. Monique Verdin, Houma Indian, tells of Hurricane Katrina and how her family members survived. The hurricane, however, is only one of the slayers of the peace and beauty of the Houma heartland. It is not an easy film to watch for those of us who grew up in Louisiana and see how th... more »

Angela Marie Davis: Navajo Water Rights, the People have spoken

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Little Colorado River *Navajos need water, not a raw deal manufactured by a non-Indian attorney* ** *Angela Marie Davis responds to the latest scheme targeting Navajo water rights to the Little Colorado River in Arizona* ** *By Angela Marie Davis* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Yah’at’eeh. My name is Angela Marie Davis. I am an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and participate in my chapter’s elections. I am writing in regard to Legislation 0468-12 because I do not approve of it. It is the same as S2109, with a few amendments, forcing the Navajo Nation to give ... more »

There's No Scumbag Like a Pizza Scumbag

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 2 hours ago
I know for a fact Schnatter did all this because Mrs. JP's niece has worked for this piece of shit for six years now and he cut her pay a couple of weeks before the election. Other employees are coming out on Facebook and elsewhere telling the same story. So do yourself and your cardiovascular system a favor and boycott this asshole and his shitty pizza. If you absolutely *need* pizza, buy local, not corporate.

Challenging Bill McKibben and the Green Establishment: The Environmental Case for Fossil Fuels

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Last week Alex Epstein from the Center for Industrial Progress got to debate the head of warmist activist organisation350.org, environmentalist Bill McKibben, who’s been called “the world's most powerful opponent of fossil fuels.” The debate was on fossil fuels. Given that McKibben is on an anti-fossil-fuel rampage as I write this (see http://math.350.org), and he other environmentalist leaders are using Hurricane Sandy as a pretext for policies that would cause far more permanent blackouts, there’s never been a better time to challenge their fundamentals. Check out these 2-3 m... more »

Haitian Orphanage

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 2 hours ago
Haitian Orphanage twitter.com/haitianhearts/… — John A. Carroll (@haitianhearts) November 11, 2012

FSA Terrorists Use a Mosque to Launch Terror Attacks

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Nothing is sacred to these little FSA terrorists. They have the nerve to yell out "God is Great," while they indiscriminately shoot at people from a mosque. They deserve no respect. YouTube video description [Channel - Eretz Zen]: Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis and the Islamist and al-Qaeda affiliated "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) terrorists have used mosques to store weapons, to position snipers, to launch attacks from, to plot inside, to organize gatherings, and then to booby trap when they feel surrounded and blow the mosque just to accuse the Syrian Army of attacking mosq... more »

Wildness and Balance

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 3 hours ago
In 1906, a young Danish lad named Peter Freuchen arrived in Greenland. Tired of city life, he had signed up to spend the winter alone in a remote meteorological research station, far from anyone — an experience he never forgot. The plan was that a sled would come every month to deliver food, coal, mail, and other supplies. Much to his dismay, the sleds never arrived, because wolves stopped them, and ate the sled dogs, every time. Freuchen had seven dogs at his cabin and, one by one, the wolves ate them all. This made it impossible for him to escape. He soon used up his coal, and... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Fukushima Diary reports: 12778.74Bq/kg of cesium from the HEPA filter of air cleaner in Yokohama http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/11/12778-74bqkg-of-cesium-from-the-hepa-filter-of-air-cleaner-in-yokohama/ Location : Five stories apartment in Yokohama Kanagawa Usage : 2/4/2011 ~ 8/30/2012 (Not 24 hours everyday) Size : 38.5×24×4 cm Cs-134 : 5250.44 ± 68.456 Bq/Kg Cs-137 : 7528.30 ± 68.476 Bq/Kg

When a megabank dumps its CEO, are they supposed to just give him some cheap watch?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*How much should you pay when you hurt a guy's feelings?* *by Ken* There seems to be some uproar over deposed Citigroup CEO walking into the sunset with, well, who knows how many millions of dollars, or maybe tens of millions -- it's so hard to keep track when everywhere you turn there seems to be another, oh, $6-7M tied up in a nice bow. Apparently at Citigroup the stuff is just lying all over the place, waiting for some stray puppy of a CEO to be frog-marched off the premises. Just to be clear, because I know it's hard to keep track, the $6.7M referred to in the headline below i... more »

TX - Wants to Pick up Marbles and Go Home - To Mexico

2old2care at Because I Can - 4 hours ago
Hasta la Vista, Baby. Poor babies. Been nice knowing ya! Found this on The Hill tonight Petition for Texas secession hits White House response mark By Brendan Sasso - 11/12/12 05:10 PM ET Less than a week after President Obama's reelection, an online petition calling for Texas to secede from the Union has gained enough signatures to prompt a response from the White House. The petition is posted on "We the People," the White House's website for petitions. The White House has pledged to provide a formal response to all petitions that receive more than 25,000 signatures within 30 day... more »

10 imágenes muy bonitas en diferentes categorías

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago
*Nota: Haz click aquí o sobre el collage para ver todas las imágenes* [image: Banco de Imagenes Gratuitas] *código para poner esta imagen en su blog* (Un click para seleccionar, Control C para copiar y Control V para pegar) [image: Banco de Imagenes Gratis] [image: Banco de Imagenes Gratuitas] *código para poner esta imagen en su blog* (Un click para seleccionar, Control C para copiar y Control V para pegar) [image: Banco de Imagenes Gratis] [image: Banco de Imagenes Gratuitas] *código para poner esta imagen en su blog* (Un click para seleccionar, Control C para copiar y Control V... more »

My Thoughts on the BP Settlement “Fairness Hearing”

My Thoughts on the BP Settlement “Fairness Hearing” Mon, 2012-11-12 12:53 I had hoped to write a full article concerning my thoughts on the subject of the BP Settlement Fairness Hearing held Thursday, November 8, but I (along with 3 others) was wrongfully accused of “live streaming audio,” and forcibly removed from the federal courtroom. I won't go into that now, but you can read Ada McMahon's article for more information. All I can tell you is that I wasn't. We didn't. And that is the most worrisome part of our ejection – it was so easy for impacted citizens to be barred from a p... more »

The petition to let Texas secede from the U.S. to be reviewed by the White House

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

Iran Launches Massive War Simulation

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

ELECTION 2012 / Katherine Haenschen : Thank you, John Cornyn!

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
Graphic from Burnt Orange Report. An open letter to Senator John Cornyn... ...in recognition of his great achievement in electing female Democratic senators. By Katherine Haenschen / Burnt Orange Report / November 12, 2012 Dear Senator John Cornyn, I want to personally thank you and congratulate you on your tremendous electoral successes for Democratic Senate candidates this year. Thanks

The real problem in encouraging reading: lack of access to books. The solution: support libraries

skrashen at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Sent to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, November 12, 2012 I am a cross-over reader, an adult who loved Harry Potter and Hunger Games. But it isn’t true that “Books like 'Hunger Games' make reading cool again,” (Nov. 12). Contrary to popular opinion, reading has always been cool. Teen-agers today spend about the same amount of time reading as they did in 1946. Current data on reading includes reading from the internet, but book reading has not declined: In 1946, according the Book Manufacturers' Institute, 34% of teen-agers said they read a book yesterday; in 2005, according to a Pew r... more »

ELECTION 2012 / Ed Felien : Forward Over the Fiscal Cliff?

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
Taking the dive! Image from Photobucket. The next step: Forward over the fiscal cliff? If John Boehner wants to give the car keys to the crazies, and they’re willing to drive over the cliff, then the rest of us should step back and begin to talk to our moderate Republican friends. By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / November 12, 2012 Obama’s victory is a victory for women’s rights, for the rights

Prohibition kills

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: image] Cannabis campaigner Stephen McIntyre, above, died earlier this year. He killed himself. Evidence seems to be merging that Stephen, a good man, a sensitive soul, was driven to kill himself by police harassment. You might discount the source, but on a matter this serious I suggest you visit Martyn Bradbury’s blog for the story as it emerges of the death of his friend: - *Did NZ Police tactics kill Stephen McIntyre ? PART 1* The story so far. - *Did NZ Police tactics kill Stephen McIntyre ? PART 2* An open letter to the Police Commissioner from Stephen ... more »

GUEST POST: Are These the End Times?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Jeffrey Tucker of **Laissez Faire Books* WHY ALL THE LONG faces? The U.S. election results seem to have sent many people into fits of depression, hysteria, and rage. Commentators on the right are proclaiming that the last days are here. The hordes of welfare dependents are taking over. The wealthy will be looted. Business will be destroyed. Demographics and demagoguery have at last come together to create the perfect storm for America. Socialism has at last arrived. Well, let's all just settle down a bit. What was the alternative to Obama? [A symbol?] ... more »

Clearing Barack Hussein Obama of The Crime of Assassinating Osama Bin Laden

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
* *"To accuse is so easy that it is infamous to do so where proof is impossible!" - Zoë Akins. Regardless of what you may have heard on the news, know this: Barack Hussein Obama and Osama Bin Laden are innocent of the major crimes that they have been accused of committing. Only God can judge them. Barack Hussein Obama is innocent of the crime of assassinating Osama Bin Laden, who himself is innocent of the 9/11 crime. The whole war on terror is one big misunderstanding. Innocent souls are being persecuted, hunted, imprisoned, tortured, and killed by the U.S. counter-terrorism ... more »

Simple home-built solar dehydrator

risa bear at A Way to Live - 6 hours ago
This is a quiet little slide show thrown together from photos on hand, so it is strong on atmosphere and weak on practical details. But hopefully we get the idea!

The Loan Shark's Charter

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 6 hours ago
In July of this year, then junior business minister Norman Lamb unveiled a new Code of Practice aimed at protecting people from getting trapped in cycles of unceasing debt. Targeting payday loan companies (legal loan sharks to you and I), he said, "payday loans should only ever be used as a short-term financial fix, not as a long-term solution to financial difficulties. I would urge people to think carefully before taking out a short term loan and to consider affordable alternatives such as their local Credit Union." All very sensible. All very agreeable. But there's a problem. In... more »

John Berryman reads from the Dream Songs (1968)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
John Berryman reads from the Dream Songs (1968) - Part 1 of 6: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: Part 6:

Obama Pushes Apartheid Charter Movement in Georgia Over the Top

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
My first year of teaching was in Georgia in 1971, one year after the end of segregation in Washington County, where I would teach Title I English at TJ Elder Jr. High School. The personnel director (before people became human resources) wore a white suit and white patent leather loafers, and he grinned widely as he told me that he was glad to welcome another young white family to Sandersville. The head of the little English department at Elder was a little blue-haired woman who leaned against the door frame as I dug around the book room looking for something, I didn't know what, t... more »

You Don't Think The Democrats Would "Compromise" With The Big Bad GOP And Balance The Budget On The Backs Of Working People... Do You?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Clinton was the hero of the 2012 election for the Democratic Party, the MVP, don't you think? He fought tirelessly, strenuously and persuasively and there can be no doubt he helped Obama win reelection. He worked hard for a diverse array of Democrats running for offices up and down the ticket, from Pennsylvania's new Attorney General Kathleen Kane, reelected U.S. Senator Bob Casey, brand new congressman-elect progressive reformer Matt Cartwright and defeated corporate whore and arch-reactionary Mark Critz to progressive superstars Sherrod Brown (OH), Annie Kuster (NH), Carol Shea-... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Army Corps: Isaac to blame for flooding outside post-K levee improvements ~Levees.org* *Saying Goodbye to Bob French*

Aliens Amongst Us

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I want to start by saying that honestly, I cannot figure out the human beings on this planet that call themselves "Jews". These people who consider themselves as a cohesive "tribe" ( I have always thought that the concept of tribalism would have disappeared in a modern world? But I guess I am wrong) that will do anything for their fellow tribe members (no matter how dastardly and criminal they may be) have seized control over much of the world's finances and control entire national governments in the process. They have illegally seized the land of Palestine to call it their own... more »

Iran's Jews

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 8 hours ago
Iran's problem with Israel is its government & policies, not its people. *November 12, 2012 *- Despite the US and Israel openly subverting, encircling, unleashing terrorists and threatening war upon Iran - the nation, both its government and its people, hold a balanced view toward the people living under the governments threatening them. Because of the torrent of propaganda washing over global audiences, many might be surprised at the conditions under which Iran's Jewish community live (the largest population of Jews in the Middle East outside of Israel) - surprised that they have r... more »

Does immigration threaten local culture?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Amit Ghate addresses in *Forbes *magazine the oft-heard argument that foreign immigrants will threaten or even overwhelm our culture—or American culture—or European culture—that the combined forces of demographics mean open, or even increased, immigration should be abandoned everywhere. This argument has a fundamental flaw however: Consider, to begin, the definition of culture, *viz*.: “the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a people or group, that are transferred, communicated, or passed along, as in or to succeeding generations.” Observe that our culture rests on the *ideas* ... more »

Where are the clowns when you need them?

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
Here. A question that used to be asked about cops, before incidents of unleashed violence, illegal brutality and sexual abuse seemingly became the operating mode and not an exception, this query seems more appropriate, in terms of clowns dealing effectively with some very nasty people. The National Socialist Movement held a rally at the old City Hall site in Uptown Saturday. The group says the annual event was meant to bring attention to illegal immigration and other crimes in the nation. Leaders say they chose North Carolina because of the growing illegal immigration in this pa... more »

Institutions, Norms, and Cooperation

Phil Arena at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
A strong correlation between cooperation and membership in international institutions is not enough to establish that international institutions cause cooperation. If we’re to claim that institutions matter, we need to at least identify mechanisms by which institutions might promote cooperation among actors who would otherwise be disinclined to cooperate with one another. The mere fact that such Continue reading

Meanwhile, elsewhere...

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 8 hours ago
...some famous US General-turn-spymaster just did himself in over an affair with his [latest] biographer. Suprised? It isn't like having some young highly intelligent, high achieving, highly attractive person of your sexual preference feed your ego by following you around for ages endlessly asking about your thoughts on things s/he can put in a book all-about-you doesn't have DANGER written all

Angela Merkel sticks to austerity script in Portugal as revolt builds

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel braved hostile crowds in Portugal on Monday to show unflinching support for the country’s austerity ordeal and plead for patience as social cohesion frays. The flying visit came as trade unions led a protest march through Lisbon “in defence of national sovereignty” and the Left Bloc in parliament said its top priority is to “bring down the government” and forge a salvation front. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9673547/Angela-Merkel-sticks-to-austerity-script-in-Portugal-as-revolt-builds.html

Syrian opposition says West has promised military aid in return for Forming a United Front

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The Syrian opposition says it has been promised western military support in return for forming a united front, in advance of a donors' conference in London on Friday intended to consolidate the new rebel coalition. British officials say the conference will discuss purely non-lethal aid to the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, formed on Sunday in Doha, but neither British or French officials are ruling out arming the opposition in the coming months in an attempt to break the bloody deadlock in Syria. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/12/syria-o... more »

Gulf of Alaska Earthquake: NO Tsunami Threat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.6 Region SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS Date time 2012-11-12 20:19:30.1 UTC Location 24.80 S ; 179.77 E Depth 540 km Distances 655 km SW Nuku'alofa

Mexico: Official Report on the Popocatepetl "Bolide"

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 8 hours ago
*INFORMATIVE NOTE ON THE IMAGES OF A LUMINOUS OBJECT OVER THE POPOCATEPETL VOLCANO ON 25 OCTOBER 2012* *Secretaria de Gobernación (SEGOB) Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil CENAPRED* At 20:44 hours on 25 October, CENAPRED's cameras, located at the Altzomoni Station for continuous virtual monitoring of the Popocatepetl Volcano recorded the manifestation and transit of a luminous signal, intensely bright, in the upper left hand quadrant of the image, moving at great speed, increasing its brightness, and apparently introducing itself into the volcano's crater (Figure 1a). The presence... more »

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF ALASKA - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 6.4 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 20:42:15 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:42:15 AM at epicenter Location 57.544°N, 142.889°W Depth 55.2 km (34.3 miles) Region GULF OF ALASKA Distances 289 km (180 miles) SW (221°) from Yakutat, AK

Chihuahua murder of farmers linked to Canadian silver mine

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
*OAS Human Rights Commission Demands Protection for Activists* *Frontera NorteSur: on-line, U.S.-Mexico border news Center for Latin American and Border Studies, Las Cruces, N.M.* Censored News The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has requested that the Mexican government protect seven Chihuahua rural activists who are spearheading movements against water over-exploitation and mining. The request was issued in favor of leaders of El Barzon, an organization of small farmers founded in the 1990s, and followed the murder of El Barzon activist Ismael Solorio Urrutia and... more »

GUEST POST: U.S. Gone to Pot, but Not Completely

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
[image: image]*Guest post by Mark Thornton from the Mises Institute * The only good thing about the 2012 US election campaign—other than its being over — is that much progress was made on marijuana policy. Marijuana was legalized in two states, Colorado and Washington. Medical-marijuana legislation passed in Massachusetts. Marijuana was decriminalized is several major cities in Michigan and Burlington, Vermont, passed a resolution that marijuana should be legalized. The only defeats were that legalization failed to pass in Oregon and medical marijuana was defeated in Arkansas. Th... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 9 hours ago
------------------------------ I am reposting Richard Charnin’s good analysis of the late-counted votes, but with enlarged fonts and separated line to make it readable. Richard’s point is simple but should be made explicitly. After Romney threw in the towel and there was no longer any active motivation to rig the remaining vote count, that remaining vote count gives us a better estimate and view of the actual voting distribution; this in turns gives us an excellent estimate of the extent of the routine fraud, notwithstanding the sampling bias (hah!) in the late-counted votes. Ri... more »

Turkey warns of Syria chemical arms risk

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Turkey warned on Monday of the risk of Syria using missiles with chemical weapons as tensions rose between Israel and Syria, whose forces traded fire for a second consecutive day. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0c716678-2cd9-11e2-a95d-00144feabdc0.html

Israel scores 'direct hit' on Syria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Israel says its troops on the Golan Heights have fired tank shells at a Syrian artillery unit, scoring a "direct hit". Syrian government troops are battling rebel forces around a Syrian town close to the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. On the weekend Israel fired a warning shot when a Syrian shell landed on one of its military outposts overlooking the town. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-13/israel-hits-syrian-artillery-that-fired-on-golan/4368108

Tamiflu: There is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu claims LEADING MEDICAL JOURNAL

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu. The drug has been stockpiled by dozens of governments worldwide in case of a global flu outbreak, and was widely used during the 2009 swine flu pandemic. On Monday, one of the researchers linked to the BMJ called for European governments to sue Roche. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/nov/12/bmj-roche-tamiflu-data

Australia: Warning As Bushfire Destroys Homes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Around 150 firefighters have been battling a bushfire in South Australia, which has destroyed at least seven homes. The large blaze at Tulka tore through about 5,000 acres of scrubland and residents were evacuated from their homes. The fire burned within containment lines but was yet to be brought under control. http://news.sky.com/story/1010381/australia-warning-as-bushfire-destroys-homes

Spain Halts Evictions After Second Suicide

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Spain's Banking Association says it will halt evictions of indebted homeowners in extreme need for the next two years. The two-year suspension will be observed by the country's largest banks, and comes amid public outrage over the growing number of evictions affecting thousands of people caught in the economic crisis. http://news.sky.com/story/1010427/spain-halts-evictions-after-second-suicide

Elmo Star Kevin Clash Accused Of Underage Sex With Boy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on Sesame Street has been accused of having an underage relationship with a teenage boy. Kevin Clash is taking leave of absence from the popular children's show following allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. The non-profit organisation behind the show, Sesame Workshop, said 52-year-old Clash denies the claims, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23. http://news.sky.com/story/1010432/elmo-star-kevin-clash-accused-of-underage-sex

Patraeus "resigns"? Israel strikes Syria- a direct hit and more

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Some stuff I wanted to get to over the week-end, but, it was not possible Patraeus’ “resignation”- An affair? As if !! More likely Benghazi and the death/murder/assassination of Ambassador Stevens *“But the timing of Petraeus’ resignation becomes more interesting once one learns that that he was scheduled to testify under oath next week before power House and Senate committees regarding the Benghazi consulate.”* Will he still testify? Or, now that he has “resigned”, can he walk away from the mess that the US/CIA was involved with in Benghazi?? Freethinker left a link to the interv... more »

This just in from Bedlam!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012* *Current topics of highest importance at the Daily Beast:* As of 3 PM in the east, these are the top-shelf topics featured at the Daily Beast: *Topic 1: The Mystery Woman:* A new name has been dragged into the Petraeus mess... *Topic 2: Did Broadwell leak secrets?* *Topic 3: Mistressville, U.S.A.:* Small world! Paula Broadwell, Gen. David Petraeus’s “other woman,” lives just a few blocks away from Rielle Hunter… *Topic 4: The Adventure Junkie Husband:* Meet Scott Broadwell, the husband of Paula Broadwell... *Topic 5: When Mistress Meets Wife:* See “the othe... more »

AIM West Coast Inter-Tribal Conference Nov. 19-23, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
*Sixth Annual AIM West Coast Inter-Tribal Conference November 19-23, 2012 **| |** *Trail of Broken Treaties 1972*By AIM West* *www.aimwest.info* *Posted at Censored News* *http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com* ** AIM-WEST is proud to host its Sixth Annual AIM West Coast Inter-Tribal Conference in San Francisco, November 19-23, 2012. The Conference features guest speakers, regional reports, films, solidarity statements, panel discussions, cultural performances, the traditional Un-thanksgiving feast, Alcatraz Sun Rise with honoring and memorials, and a concluding concert. A continen... more »

Suspected Terrorist Arrested At Heathrow

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Police have arrested a man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of committing acts of terrorism after he arrived on a flight from Bahrain. The 24-year-old was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command on Monday morning. He was taken to a south London police station where he is being questioned over alleged terrorist activity. http://news.sky.com/story/1010516/suspected-terrorist-arrested-at-heathrow

Cultural Empowerment: Help save Lehman Brightman's home from foreclosure!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
*United Native Americans Inc. **Presents:* *Cultural Empowerment of Indigenous Activism** Featuring the Activism of Lehman L. Brightman* Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:00pm - 9:30pm Berkeley City College Auditorium 2050 Center St. Berkeley, CA 94704 To Inspire the Indigenous Community and Benefit the 'Please Help Save Dr. Lehman L. Brightman's Home from Foreclosure Fund.' The presentation will include, but not be limited to, historic videos and footage, power point presentations, guest speakers, a historic view of U.N.A, including our current activism for all Native Americans and our ... more »

Nice Calls!

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 10 hours ago
I did a pre-election Sunday Question asking for predictions. Some of them were excellent! If Nate Silver can be a big star for calling 50 of 50 states, in my view my commenters deserve at least a little Plain Blog stardom...so here's the best calls from that thread. Curtis nailed the 332 to 206; so did one anonymous commenter, and William Ockham, and "merrily row." Best predictions on that? Brendan Garbee said: a good way to tell if you're a liberal is if you wanted to write that you're using Drew Linzer's model to say 332 electoral votes for Obama, but you hesitate because of how c... more »

Disabled Spanish mother auctions off her non vital organs - including kidneys, corneas and chunk of liver - to pay the rent

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A cash-strapped disabled Spanish woman is auctioning off her non-vital organs in a bid to keep financially afloat. The 44-year-old mother-of-one, who has not been named, said she was selling off one of her kidneys, corneas, a lung and a piece of her liver because she cannot afford her monthly rent and is facing eviction. She told El Mundo newspaper in an interview: 'All I want is a home, a job I can do, and enough money to support my daughter through her studies. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231759/Valencia-disabled-woman-sell-organs-bid-pay-rent.html

BENJAMIN FULFORD: World intervention Saves Obama, Prevents World War 3

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
*The views in this are Ben Fulford's perspective from Japan. Ben often reads North American events in terms of Japanese political sensibilities. These are not my views although I do agree the changes in authority in various places is highly significant. I find it unlikely Obama is anyone's puppet if he is in such danger. They do not usually seek to kill puppets they control, they try to kill those they don't control. I do think some groups want to take matters into their own hands and there has been some rumblings of some states (mostly poor ones - other than Texas) seceding f... more »

Great Charts on Wealth Effects Across Income Sectors From Great Recession

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Jesse's Cafe November 9 2012The Distribution of Economic Pain From the Financial Crisis in One Chart

Return to Sender? Japanese Exports Drop

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Japan is headed for recession, both the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal report. Neither report mentions the role of radiation contamination in affecting exports: Japanese economy contracts; economists, officials predict a recession. The Washington Post by Chico Harlan Nov 12 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/japanese-economy-contracts-economists-officials-predict-a-recession/2012/11/12/e4c1ad34-2ca8-11e2-a99d-5c4203af7b7a_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines TOKYO — Japan’s economy contracted 0.9 percent in the late summer, according to government data released Monday, as o... more »

'Abolish War' Tucson Veterans for Peace parade

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
NOW: In today's Veterans' Day Parade in Tucson, Veterans for Peace send this message "War is Insanity." Photos by Brenda Norrell/Censored News Nov. 12, 2012 noon. Click photos to enlarge. For permission to reprint brendanorrell@gmail.com

Bonfire of the Peaches

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
Before femme fatale Paula Broadwell sends me one of her anonymous Glenn Close-y emails, let me hastily confess that my relationship with David Petraeus is purely of the six degrees of separation type. David grew up in the same little New York backwater where I spent most of my adult life. My kids went to the same schools he did, even had some of the same long-lived teachers, went to nursery school at the same Presbyterian church where he had once worshipped. My parents owned a house right around the corner from his parents'. (Scarily, the name of our street was Homeland Avenue!) D... more »

Is Russia about to send aid to Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and along the East Coast?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
http://www.itar-tass.com/en/c32/568981.html *Matt's request:* If any of our readers in that area receive any supplies with Russian writing on it, or spot Russian transport planes or "workers", be sure to take photos and report in to us.

Linney House arrested for posting image of a burning Poppy on his Facebook page on Remembrance Sunday

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Police have arrested a young man after a picture of a burning poppy was posted on Facebook. Linford House, 19, was arrested on Remembrance Sunday after the image of a Royal British Legion paper poppy being held to a cigarette lighter was posted online. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231660/Free-speech-row-man-ARRESTED-posting-image-burning-Poppy-Facebook-page-Remembrance-Sunday.html

Ebrima Dampha 'Good Samaritan' leads drunk woman who passed out in a bar to a taxi... before taking her home and raping her

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Predatory Ebrima Dampha, 33, was caught on CCTV as he pounced on his vulnerable victim when she passed out in a bar at four times the drink drive limit. The woman, who is in her thirties, was barely able to walk or talk as Dampha, a chef from Havant in Hampshire, dragged her outside to a taxi, intent on raping her. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231826/Horrifying-moment-Good-Samaritan-Ebrima-Dampha-leads-Portsmouth-woman-taxi-raping-her.html

Merkel, in anxious Lisbon, hails austerity drive

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Angela Merkel faced scattered protests on Monday in Lisbon, where she delivered German endorsement of a government austerity drive designed to honor a bailout loan but which critics fear may only deepen the slump. "The situation is difficult but what Portugal is doing, it is for the future," the chancellor told a joint news conference with Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, who has seen popular patience and political consensus begin to fray in recent weeks. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-portugal-germany-idUSBRE8AB00520121112

Barbara Lee Takes On Corporate Whore Joe Crowley For House Leadership

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
2 dangerously ambitious douche-bags with guitars Sunday morning I was bemoaning the miserable state of the House Democratic caucus leadership because progressives seemed to be leaving the field and allowing the worst corporate shills to run away with everything. A Democratic House leadership run by Steny Hoyer, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Steve Israel means that other than on social issues, the two Houses caucuses are essentially equally bad and that corruption has been institutionalized above any kind of principle of any set of values. I was on the phone with the manager of a congress... more »

The Harper Election THEFT, exposed

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
Written by Robin Mathews The Harper Party Election Scandal in Etobicoke Centre: A Gross Failure Of The Administration Of Justice? A Tainted Judgement? Readers may well believe a tainted judgement was handed down on October 25, 2012, by judges of the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the challenge of the 2011 Conservative election victory in Etobicoke Centre. They may believe political partisanship was involved - carefully undertaken to erase any and all claims by Borys Wrzesnewskyj or anybody else that significant “irregularities” took place in the election. If readers c... more »

When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012* *At the Post, the big pander drags on:* At the Washington Post, the pandering to David Petraeus continues. It’s often performed in the headlines. On Sunday, a headline suggested that the great man “let his guard down” when approached by Paula Broadwell. It must have been Broadwell’s fault! Today, another headline kisses the general’s keister. This headline is on the Post’s front page: “Did general stumble on strange turf?” So the headline asks, on page one. Since Petraeus isn’t like mortal men, there must be a very good explanation for his puzzling lap... more »

No aid for Greece on Monday despite austerity vote

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Euro zone governments will not agree to disburse more money to debt-ravaged Greece on Monday, despite the country approving a tough 2013 budget, because there is not yet a consensus on how to make its debts sustainable into the next decade. Finance ministers gathered in Brussels should, however, give Athens two more years to make the budget deficit cuts demanded of it, a concession that will require funding of around 32 billion euros, according to a draft document prepared for the meeting. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-eurozone-greece-idUSBRE8AA0IV20121112

Congress may plunge off cliff of its own creation

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The "fiscal cliff," a metaphor drawn from nature, was actually created by members of the U.S. Congress, who designed it to be so horrible that they and the president would come to their senses and avert it in the nick of time. That time is now with the start this week of a lame-duck session of Congress. But it is not at all certain that Republicans and Democrats are ready to make the compromises necessary to undo the trap they set in August 2011. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/11/us-usa-fiscal-congress-idUSBRE8AA02620121111

SC12 Day 2

Southern Man at Southern Man - 12 hours ago

SC11 Day 2

Southern Man at Southern Man - 12 hours ago

Pearls By Laurel (A Mother's Bracelet Giveaway)

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
There is nothing in life that we treasure more than our children, and wearing a beautiful piece of Mother's Jewelry is a wonderful way to symbolize all of your children when they can't be with you. I have long admired Mother's Jewelry, but I have always been nervous to buy a piece right now. What if we end up with another child? Enter Pearls by Laurel. Pearls by Laurel makes beautiful bracelets featuring silver plated beads and Genuine Swarovski Pearls. Pearls by Laurel features unique software that lets customers design their perfect bracelet, selecting the number of birthstone pea... more »

What do we talk about when we talk about world wars?

PM at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
My Facebook feed filled up this weekend with salutes to veterans. My friends were mostly Americans, and so most of these (indeed, I’d bet all of them) were tributes to U.S. soldiers. For Americans, of course, Sunday was Veterans Day, but for the British and others it was Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day–Armistice Day, as I Continue reading

U.S. to overtake Saudi Arabia in oil production

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the International Energy Agency said, predicting the energy importer will almost be able to achieve a previously unthinkable self-sufficiency in energy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-iea-oil-report-idUSBRE8AB0IQ20121112

ELECTION 2012 / Harry Targ : 'Vote Today, Organize Tomorrow'

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
Graphic by Favianna Rodriguez / favianna.com. Assessing the election: 'Vote today, organize tomorrow' In the months ahead, progressive forces need to reexamine the history of social change in America, conceptualizing movement possibilities everywhere... By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 12, 2012 The commentaries on the 2012 presidential election are rolling in. Over the next several

Tower Of London Keys Stolen From Sentry Post

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Locks have been changed at the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels, after a thief was spotted by guards stealing a set of keys from a sentry post. But the famous Beefeaters reportedly did not give chase, instead they radioed for help, as rules prevent them leaving their posts. http://news.sky.com/story/1010260/tower-of-london-keys-stolen-from-sentry-post


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ * the**REALnews Permalink* November 11, 2012 *Drums Beating to Privatize Social Security Bill Black:* A group of Democrats called "The Third Way" are working with President Obama towards the "grand betrayal" on social security *Watch full multipart The Black Financial and Fraud Report:* More at The Real News *Bio* William K. Black, author of THE BEST WAY TO ROB A BANK IS TO OWN ONE, teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri -- Kansas City (UMKC). He was the ... more »

Qatada Given Bail....What does Theresa May actually Do again?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Abu Qatada is to be freed after winning his latest appeal against extradition, in a major blow to Home Secretary Theresa May. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) decided the radical cleric could not have a fair trial in Jordan because evidence obtained via torture could be used against him. http://news.sky.com/story/1010296/qatada-given-bail-after-winning-latest-appeal

Superstringy compactifications compatible with the \(B\to\mu^+\mu^-\) decays seen by LHCb

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*By Gordon Kane, Distinguished University Professor of Physics, University of Michigan and a Lilienfeld Prize winner* *Intro by LM:* The HCP 2012 conference in Kyoto, Japan began today. Pallab Ghosh of BBC immediately told us that "SUSY has been certainly put in the hospital". This statement boils down to the recently exposed measurements at the LHCb detector of the rarest decay of the B-mesons so far (public info), namely \(B_s^0\to\mu^+\mu^-\), whose observed branching ratio \(3.2^{+1.5}_{-1.2}\times 10^{-9}\) (about 99% certainty it is nonzero) agrees with the Standard Model's ... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 14:58:14 UTC Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 04:58:14 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 17.539°S, 173.250°W Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region TONGA Distances 145 km (90 miles) NNE of Neiafu, Tonga

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 14:47:43 UTC Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 02:47:43 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 24.186°S, 178.919°E Depth 568.4 km (353.2 miles) Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS Distances 462 km (287 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Car hits landing plane - too high, too low?

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 13 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/8xU2HxqXUtk This peculiar clip caught my attention. Was the SUV too high, or the Cessna too low? I believe the latter seems to be the case. It reminded me of the Jesenwang (EDMJ) airstrip near Munich, Germany. Across the touchdown zone runs a road, with traffic lights. That's a solution when a plane comes in too 'flat'. Luckily this mishap ended relatively well for all participants. The pilot said that he won't fly anymore. If I were him I would immediately take off again to start making touch-and-go's to get rid of my low and slow approach attitude. John

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SUCRE, VENEZUELA - 12th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:08:14 UTC Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:08:14 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.668°N, 61.973°W Depth 78.5 km (48.8 miles) Region SUCRE, VENEZUELA Distances 37 km (22 miles) ENE of Gueiria, Venezuela


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Saints beat the Dirty Birds!* *Week 10, Falcons at Saints: No Sympathy for the Devil ~Saints Win* *A Shocking Inevitability ~The Angry Who Dat* ~*“I don’t like nothing about New Orleans.”* – Roddy White (exact quote)* I take no offense, Roddy. If your daddy beats you six out of seven times you go to his house, you’re not going to like daddy’s house. Who’s your daddy, Roddy?* *New Orleans streetcar line to get Super Bowl debut* *Forum: Prepare for the Mississippi River to shift ~Amy Wold, The Advocate* *Failed cavern still producing, facilities around sinkhole allowed to continue... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 13 hours ago
*Geoffrey Prime* Geoffrey Prime was spy for Britain and the Soviet Union; and thus presumably Israel He worked for the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British spy agency, during the 1960s and 1970s. He was eventually convicted of espionage as well as child sexual abuse. Sir Peter Hayman reportedly worked for the UK spy agency MI6 and was reportedly involved in child sexual abuse. The 'bad guys' have not just infiltrated the BBC, the Daily Mail and the Guardian. "At 9.51pm on Wednesday, an email popped into my inbox... "It was an attempt to steer me of... more »

no more lies

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago

Snoozy day

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago

What does South Korea Want from the US Election? the Status Quo

Robert E Kelly at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
[image: Barack-Obama-with-Lee-Myu-008] *The Diplomat *asked me for a short piece on what South Korea would like from the new US president, as part of a general forum - including Shen Dingli from Fudan on China and Adam Lockyer from Sydney on Australia - on Asia and the US election. I have reprinted my essay below, and here is the whole forum. It’s worth a read, and Lockyer’s disbelief at tea party rhetoric should once again be a red flag that American global leadership is not an entitlement of our ‘exceptionalism,’ but something we must earn through seriousness and responsibility.... more »

talk me out of buying a new blackberry (if you can)

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
I need a new phone. My Blackberry Curve is dying. I had to replace my original Blackberry Curve when the cursor starting jumping around (a known issue), while it was still under warranty. However, the replacement phone doesn't come with a new warranty! (That is the trend in these times of planned obsolescence.) So I have to pay off my tab contract and replace the damn thing. It seems that no one is buying Blackberrys these days, because RIM is floundering, and because iPhones and other touch-screen phones are the in thing. But I *really* like my Blackberry. Here's why. - I strongly ... more »

Re the Tucson desegregation plan

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 13 hours ago
Pretty much staying away from insta-analysis re the Special Master's report, etc. Despite that, it is our victory to assert: In regards to the Tucson deseg plan - which in effect - calls for the expansion of Raza Studies to every high school and eventually throughout k-12 - that's our victory. In regards to the TUSD response... I could be wrong, but in effect, we in Tucson now have a new school board... with a majority that for all intents and purposes, is on our side. Thus, we can consider whatever the Deconcini law firm did as null and void, because it represents the old majority ... more »

'Faith' Based Belief Rather Than 'Fact' Based Reality Is What Left The Republicans Stunned That They Had Lost The Presidency

leftdog at Buckdog - 13 hours ago
*The enduring image I will retain of the 2012 Presidential election is the clip of Karl Rove in an angry outburst of complete denial when FOX News joined the other networks and declared Obama elected in Ohio, hence re-elected as President.* * **Regardless of the facts that were being presented, Rove would not .. could not acknowledge reality. The Republicans had lost and he was having a great deal of trouble digesting the outcome.* * **Romney himself was unprepared for defeat .. not even having prepared a concession speech. Donald Trump briefly lost his mind and spouted extremel... more »

Gail Collins keeps us barefoot and pregnant!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012* *The role of a world-class buffoon:* How odd! In three presidential debates, no one asked Obama or Romney how they would handle the fiscal cliff. What is Obama planning to do? None of the moderators asked! Now, we face the moment of truth—and what is Gail Collins discussing? The distractions never stop with this clown! Yesterday, the editors gave her the front page of Sunday Review. This was the high lady’s topic: COLLINS (11/11/12): *Hillary’s Next Move* “Maybe I’ll get a decorating show,” said Hillary Clinton. It was a few weeks before the election.... more »

Petraeus may be called in U.S. inquiry on Benghazi: Feinstein

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Reuters Deborah Zabarenko [image: U.S. General David Petraeus gestures during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington in this June 23, 2011, file photo. REUTERS-Yuri Gripas-Files] (Reuters) - Despite an adultery scandal that ended David Petraeus' tenure as CIA chief, the general may be called to testify in a Senate inquiry into the killing of four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Senator Dianne Feinstein said Sunday. Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelli... more »

President Svengali

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
If you believe the piece in today's White House propaganda bullhorn (a/k/a the *New York Times*), President Obama thinks the reason he lost the Grand Bargain last time around was because he didn't do a good enough job selling "folks" on the idea. His place in history in danger, Barry will first have a meet-up with a group of corporate fat cats to ask them what they want. He will later hit the road and do what he does best: hold rallies, and campaign, campaign, campaign. He will persuade crowds of adoring fans to pressure Congress to just get along and shovel the bipartishit. I am no... more »

Krugman still doesn’t seem willing to say it!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012* *Paul Krugman v. Meet the Press:* We’re sorry to tell you the truth about this: In one way, Paul Krugman still doesn’t seem willing to say it. In this morning’s column, he presents some highly relevant facts. Here’s how he ends his column: KRUGMAN (11/12/12): *So the deficit scolds, while posing as the nation’s noble fiscal defenders, have in practice shown themselves both hypocritical and incoherent.* They don’t deserve to have a central role in policy discussion; they really don’t even deserve a seat at the table. And they certainly don’t deserve to h... more »

Behind the Curtain of the BBC

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*More like **under the covers** (up)*: "Savile sex scandal spurs British soul searching" by Jill Lawless | Associated Press, November 01, 2012 LONDON — Jimmy Savile was *one of Britain’s biggest stars* — and, allegedly, one of its *worst sexual predators*. Now the nation is asking whether there was a link between one and the other. Was this man at the *heart of the nation’s popular culture* a product of the permissive 1960s and ’70s, or do the conditions that allegedly let him get away with *repeated child sex abuse* still exist, even as awareness of the problem is more widesprea... more »

Be the Light, Not the Fight!

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
*Activist Post * This artwork was submitted by *Adrian Hodder*. He was inspired by David Icke's historic presentation at Wembley Arena, which you can see *here* in full until November 26th. Adrian's statement to "Be the Light, Not the Fight!" can serve as a modern type of mantra for striving to put forth solutions to the problems that afflict us, rather than be content only to highlight the ills of the world. In this spirit, we have introduced our next writing contest, which carries $750 in total cash and prizes and focuses purely on solutions. *Please find the details HERE*. *Re... more »

From the Desert to Wembley Arena

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Henrik Larsson, *Writing Contest Winner* Activist Post *When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the Warriors of the Rainbow.* - Old Native American Prophecy I’m leaving the big city jungle of Los Angeles’ sprawling freeways and skyscrapers in the rearview mirror, charting my course into the mythical American Southwest, to a place where Cowboys and Indians are more than distant memories. It is ... more »

CIDA Aid For Canadian Mining Companies Abroad

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
The shameless pandering to corporate interests so typical of right-wing scum : Mining critics are calling yesterday’s parliamentary committee report on the use of Canadian aid money to support mining companies’ interests in developing countries “a wholesale handover of CIDA to the private sector.” The report, by the Conservative majority House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, proposes to reconfigure CIDA to better serve Canadian corporations as they go abroad, starting with the mining sector. Oh yes. There's going to be a reckoning. And ... more »

Activist Post Writing Contest Announcement: Solutions

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
*1st place receives a $250 cash prize & $250 gift certificate to Offgrid Outpost* * 2nd place receives a $250 gift certifi* *cate to Offgrid Outpost* * *It is no secret that we're living in incredibly challenging times. It appears that we have reached critical tipping points across the board; politically, economically, environmentally, socially, and spiritually. Many of the old systems are self destructing and causing great harm in doing so. Yet, this presents a fantastic opportunity to remake the world a more just and peaceful place. It's not enough anymore to identify and blame th... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012* *Interlude—As we were saying last Friday:* When last we looked in on Rachel Maddow, she was praising the poll (or the daily tracking poll) which “most accurately reflected what was really going on in the race.” She was praising the poll (or the tracking poll) which “we know in retrospect was totally right.” See THE DAILY HOWLER, 11/9/12. As everyone knows, no poll is ever totally right. Unless you’re watching The One True Liberal Channel: MADDOW (11/8/12): So the polls were right; we can all agree. *Out of all the polls, let’s look at the one we know now... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 15 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Wallace Shawn, 69. I sometimes wonder about the overlap between his fans. I mean, presumably the fans of his plays are in a whole different category, but I sort of suspect that if you ask a dozen people, not only will you get several different favorite Shawn roles, but you might get a totally different top five. Me? Vizzini, which I have to assume is the most popular answer, but also his roles in Radio Days, DS9, Clueless, and...oh, I don't know, Shadows and Fog? The Moderns? Toy Story? Himself, in My Dinner with Andre? That's a lot of good choices, but again I'm g... more »

Hopi Elders Message - This Is The Hour & There Are Things To Be Considered

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*"You have been telling people that this is the eleventh hour. Now you must go back and tell people that this is the hour! And there are things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your Garden. It is time to speak your truth. Create your community. Be good to yourself. And not look outside of yourself for a leader. This could be a good time! There is a river flowing very fast. It is so great and fast that there are those who will be afraid. They will hold on to the shore. They will fe... more »

Kiffmeyer (MN-ALEC) - Still Doesn't Want Everybody to Vote

2old2care at Because I Can - 15 hours ago
Mary Kiffmeyer – ALEC’s Minnesota Chair – the person who for years hasn’t wanted everybody to vote. People do not understand the true history of Kiffmeyer’s ALEC initiated persistent effort to stop people from voting, as noted here.) As noted below - Kiffmeyer is like a ankle biting dog who grabs onto your pants and won't let go. Kiffmeyer - is dedicated to the ALEC/Weyrich philosophy of taking away people's right to vote. It is also important to note this: We DO NOT have voter fraud in Minnesota . We have had TWO statewide recounts - TWO - STATEWIDE (one in 2008 and one in 2010... more »

Miss McConnell Is Scared

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I don't know if it's Ashley Judd he's afraid of or a primary from the teabaggy right but the 70 year old Miss is *not* looking forward to begging Kentucky voters to send him back to Washington for the sixth time. He's already spending all of his time raising money from the corporate lobbyists he takes his walking orders from. McConnell hasn’t paused his 2014 campaign fundraising juggernaut for a millisecond. He raised money throughout the 2012 election cycle. And the day after last Tuesday’s election, McConnell hosted a fundraiser in the nation’s capital. It appeared to be the o... more »

Weekend Riding in Kaohsiung and Pingtung

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*The Eighteen Arhats on Rte 27 just south of Liuguei. I've got a 7.7 mb panorama of these peaks shot from a little further south online here.* Saturday and Sunday I rode around Kaohsiung and Pingtung with my henchman Michael Cannon and some riders from Kaohsiung, including the very cool Mark Roche, whose ride is an awesome touring setup (pics later). Michael Cannon has the route maps for Saturday and Sunday as far as Sandimen, when his GPS died. We did nearly 100 kms on Saturday and just over 100 kms on Sunday. Good workout on two gorgeous days. Click on READ MORE below to enjoy the... more »

Hermosas flores de color púrpura llamadas "pensamientos"

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 15 hours ago
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La amistad sincera no tiene fronteras - Lindos cachorros

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 15 hours ago
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Formas de amor - Love forms - Corazón de cristal

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 15 hours ago
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Casita de madera en el árbol - Ideas ecológicas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 15 hours ago
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Caballo salvaje en los bosques de otoño

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 15 hours ago
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Aboriginal title

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
In Canadian law all lands are subject to the Crown, and this has been true since Britain acquired much of Eastern Canada from France by the *Treaty of Paris* (1763). However, the British and Canadian authorities recognized that indigenous peoples already on the lands had a prior claim, Aboriginal title, which was not extinguished by the arrival of the Europeans. This is in direct contrast to the situation in Australia where the continent was declared Terra nullius, or vacant land, and was seized from Aboriginal peoples without compensation. In consequence, all of Canada, save a secti... more »

Pay Now Or Pay Later

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The devastation which Hurricane Sandy visited on the American east coast has generated a lot of attention. So did Hurricane Katrina. But neither storm appears to have spurred legislators into action. And, in Canada, inaction is the name of the game. Matt Horne writes that, when the opposition proposed a nine cents a litre tax on gasoline, John Baird rose in the house and claimed that the tax would kill Canadian families: That nine cents per litre — less than a dollar a day for the average Canadian family — could be the signal that helps flip the tables in favour of clean energy a... more »

NASA, BAS agree that the Antarctic ice growth contradicts climate models

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Peter F. sent me an interesting link commenting on the interpretations of the growth of the Antarctic ice: Steady Antarctic ice growth 'limits confidence in climate predictions': Top NASA, Brit boffins probe baffling polar mystery (The Register) Minutes later, Marc Morano exposed another article referring to some of the very same people that already solved the mystery: Antarctic sea ice increase caused by winds (TG Daily) The main person who was used as the source in both stories published on the very same day – the story saying that the "growth of ice is puzzling" and the story ... more »

New Mysterious "Booms" Reported in New Jersey

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville Alongside the mysterious “booms” which were recently heard and felt all across the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, it appears that there were also reports of these same types of incidents occurring much farther north, this time in Manchester Township, New Jersey. According to an NBC 10 report, broadcast on October 5, 2012, residents who experienced the event said that both the noise and the impact felt exactly like an explosion, with many stating that the impact actually shook the windows of their home. NBC 10 conducted interviews with several of the Mancheste... more »

Forever Is Only The Beginning Twilight Shirt

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Breaking Dawn Party Peeps The Reading Fever ● Vixen Made ● Truly Lovely ● Funky Polka Dot Giraffe Housewife Eclectic ● Lizy B ● Sew Delicious ● Rae Gun Ramblings Twilight. You either love it or you hate it. Or you secretly love it so your friends won't know. What camp do I fall into? I am not sure. I don't own any Twilight merchandise, yet I have tickets for the midnight showing. I guess you decide. Part of me loves it, because I love anything that gets people reading. Today I am sharing this fabulous t-shirt that my sister-in-law made for the premiere. This easy shirt is ... more »

Bengahzi Killed The Beast

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
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Petraeus Gagged? 'Scandal timing may mean political cover-up'

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
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Should we repeal anti-gouging laws?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 17 hours ago
A great topic for class debate. Some readings: 1. John Carney says yes. (Also, look here.) 2. Mark Thoma raises concerns about fairness. (Also, look here.) 3. Carney replies to Thoma.

Interesting - clearly seeking consensus

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 17 hours ago
http://m.voanews.com/1543849.html On Sunday, Syrian opposition groups elected moderate cleric Maath al-Khatib to lead the new body. They also chose businessman Riad Seif and well-known female activist Suhair al-Attasi as vice presidents.

Qatada Wins Appeal Against Extradition...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
Abu Qatada has won his latest appeal against deportation to Jordan in a blow to Home Secretary Theresa May. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission ruled that the radical cleric should not be sent to the Middle East to face trial. Their ruling came after Qatada's legal team argued he would not be given a fair trial. http://news.sky.com/story/1010296/abu-qatada-wins-appeal-against-extradition

Polish police say 22 officers were hurt and 176 arrest made in right-wing march

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
Polish police say that 22 officers were injured in clashes with right-wing protesters marching on Independence Day, and that three remain hospitalized a day later. Police also said Monday that they made a total of 176 arrests linked to the disturbances that broke out Sunday evening when right-wing protesters threw stones and metal objects at police in Warsaw. Police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas. It is the second year in a row that Independence Day celebrations in the capital have been marred by violence on the sidelines. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/12/polish... more »

Amelia Arnold murder inquiry police find body

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
Detectives searching for a woman whose boyfriend is being held on suspicion of her murder have found a body. Amelia Arnold, 19, disappeared from the home she shared with Jack Wall, 22, and their young daughter in Hadrian's Walk, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday. Mr Wall was arrested on Sunday morning on suspicion of murder after handing himself into police. He is in custody. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20295635

Obama Admin Rolling Out 68 New Regulations/Notices Per Day......6,125 in the past 90 Days!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 hours ago
It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website. In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/6125-proposed-regulations-and-notifications-posted-last-90-days-average-68-day


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