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Friday, November 16, 2012

16 November - Blogs I'm Following

Rice up close
Rice up close (Photo credit: Rowan Peter)
Demographic map of Tajikistan.
Demographic map of Tajikistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The New York Times building in New Yo...
English: The New York Times building in New York, NY across from the Port Authority. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN.
Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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4.9 Magnitude Earthquake TAJIKISTAN - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 16:40:17 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 09:40:17 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.544°N, 72.030°E Depth 127.6 km (79.3 miles) Region TAJIKISTAN Distances 36 km (22 miles) NNE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 minutes ago
Magnitude ML 4.0 Region SOUTHERN IRAN Date time 2012-11-16 15:54:18.0 UTC Location 28.68 N ; 51.23 E Depth 22 km Distances 14 km W Khormuj, Iran

Hermoso comedor urbano - Urban Zen Colletion

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 16 minutes ago
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SUSAN RICE CLARIFICATION WATCH: Where does Standard Group Paraphrase come from!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 minutes ago
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012* *In your view, what did Rice say:* We awoke this morning to NBC’s Tracie Potts. She was paraphrasing Susan Rice on the cable show, Early Look. We can find no record of what Potts said, though her very unhelpful paraphrase turned on a key word—“spontaneous.” But in yesterday morning’s New York Times, reporter Mark Landler offered this Standard Paraphrase of What Rice Really Said. We don’t think this is good work: LANDLER (11/15/12): In his first formal news conference in eight months, which was meant to position Mr. Obama for the coming fiscal battles bu... more »

Israeli media issues statement that citizens should prepare for "7 Day war"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 30 minutes ago
*Alert has been updated with new information regarding Gazan situation.*

Amahacas de playa en un lindo día de primavera

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 33 minutes ago
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Friday Nerd Blogging

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 41 minutes ago

Bañera de lujo con cristales transparente

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 41 minutes ago
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Hotel Bahía de la tortuga en Hawaii - Turtle Bay Resort

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 48 minutes ago
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Oil-Rig Fire in Gulf of Mexico: 2 Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 52 minutes ago
Coast Guard officials said they are investigating a fire at an oil-drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. A parish official said the rig isn't drilling at a deep-water site like the Macondo well that blew out in 2010. That blowout led to an explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324556304578122971137576286.html

A Way With Words

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
As Glenn Greenwald and others have cogently pointed out, the American media have been displaying a definite neo-con/neo-liberal bias when it comes to coverage of the recent Israel/Gaza violence. Israeli casualties are always mentioned in the first graf of New York Times stories, for example, while that much worse and so unfortunate "collateral damage" inflicted on the Palestinian side gets buried deep within the sixth or seventh paragraph. And the coverage also reflects the dawning of the new age of War by Tweet. A series of graphic AP photos showing a grief-stricken Palestinian fath... more »

Reloj de oro Rolex - Rolex Oyster perpetual datejust

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 1 hour ago
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Developers and Military/Industrial Complex Bump Heads in Sacramento County

By: Duane Craig A now defunct housing development in Sacramento County is still haunting the developers who originally had to find sources of water other than groundwater to move on with the project, according to this Sacramento Business Journal article. At the center of the controversy are a number of aviation manufacturers including Aerojet, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. In a lawsuit, the developers, allege that the manufacturers released hazardous substances into eastern Sacramento County. Those substances, the developers say, contaminated the ground water, requiring them to spe... more »

Sexual harassment constitutes sexual discrimination

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
*Friedmann v. MacGarvie*, 2012 BCCA 445 is a source for the proposition that sexual harassment constitutes sexual discrimination: [32] One way to demonstrate in a discrimination case that the group characteristic of the complainant was a factor in the adverse treatment received by him or her is to introduce evidence of the treatment of persons who did not share the group characteristic. However, that is not the only way in which it can be demonstrated. In a sexual harassment case, the very nature of the sexual harassment can be sufficient to establish that the gender of... more »

Leaked documents: Mainstream media ignoring Salazar scheme to steal Navajo water rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Media ignoring leaked documents of Salazar/Kyl theft of Navajo water rights *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com The mainstream media is ignoring these leaked documents below, exposing the Navajo water rights theft scheme of Interior Sec. Ken Salazar, with Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl. After the meeting was exposed, Salazar put a public relations spin on it this week and made it public to further the cover-up. Arizona is desperate for Navajo water from the Little Colorado River, both to water lawns and golf courses and continue the lavish lifestyles, and for... more »

Catch of the Day

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 hour ago
To Dave Wasserman, who first of all has been performing a terrific service to everyone by updating the presidential election results when most or all of the major news organization sites haven't been, and second notes: 4,000+ new votes reported in Colorado, now within 0.03% of losing "Tipping Point State" honors to Pennsylvania Which means that everyone owes a major apology to Team Romney. Even if Pennsylvania doesn't wind up as the state that put Barack Obama over the top, it was pretty close, and Romney's campaign was entirely sensible in putting resources there; indeed, the real... more »

NRC Charged With Lessening Restrictions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
"According to a year-long investigation finalized by the Associated Press in 2012, the AP says they believe that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has regularly lessened restrictions in recent years. In their probe, they found that 82 of America’s operating reactors are more than a quarter-century old, with 66 units having been re-licensed for an additional two decades." Cited in "Cracks found in South Carolina atomic station's nuclear reactor head." RT Nov 15, 2012 http://rt.com/usa/news/cracks-atomic-reactor-head-797/

Danny Baker on the Jonathan Ross Show

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
"Po "Possibly the greatest radio presenter" - Possibly?

France at war with The Economist after British magazine declares country as Europe's 'time bomb'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
French officials blasted weekly British magazine The Economist after its front cover claimed that France was the 'time-bomb at the heart of Europe'. They accused the magazine of sensationalist journalism and compared the publication to Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine which carried cartoons of Prophet Muhammad naked in September. The Economist's front cover showed seven baguettes held together by a French tricolour with a lit fuse protruding from the centre. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233943/The-Economist-riles-French-officials-describing-France-time-bomb-Europe.html

Poland, France back stronger EU, bilateral ties

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
The leaders of Poland and France say they want the new European Union budget to allow for development and further integration despite the need for cuts and austerity measures. French President Francois Hollande visited Warsaw on Friday and met with his Polish counterpart, Bronislaw Komorowski. They said EU leaders need to make targeted decisions as they discuss the upcoming EU budget, in order to help the 27-nation bloc and its 17-nation eurozone overcome the current debt crisis http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hUmnHTvToK61WnI1dpN37ZXJsdYw?docId=0fa6aad3fd524f4c85cf... more »

Music star Al Gore plans a virtual reality drop

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 2 hours ago
The king of pop is dead; long live Al Gore. Honestly, I think this "adjust frequencies" music genre is pretty good. He could join the young rapping Australian climate alarmists, too. Yesterday, I watched Al Gore's "Dirty Weather" show for about 30 minutes in total and Anthony Watts' competing TV program for more than hour; it was especially Roy Spencer that made the watching irresistible. The difference couldn't be more striking. It's often being said that the climate panic is driven by scientists. But Al Gore's show offered virtually no scientists. It offered lots of ordinary p... more »

Hamas Claims Rocket Attack

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Air raid sirens have sounded in Jerusalem, signaling a possible rocket attack aimed at Israel's capital. Channel 10 reports that two rockets landed outside Jerusalem. The Israel Defence Force confirmed that a rocket was fired from Gaza to an area outside Jerusalem. Hamas militants said they had fired a long-range missile at Jerusalem. http://news.sky.com/story/1012190/jerusalem-hamas-claims-rocket-attack

Democracy is Dead - and the People know it.

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 2 hours ago
Yesterday the people of England and Wales were asked to vote for the newly created posts of Police and Crime Commissioners. The totally alien idea is akin to the American concept of Elected Sheriffs, and has absolutely no place in our countries. Of course, to the Internationalists and Atlanticists, anything which undermines the identity of sovereign nations, is a good thing. We have recently had all manner of pointless referenda, including Proportional Representation, Regional Assemblies in England, Directly Elected Mayors, and such nonsense. In every case, the hoped for outco... more »

Egypt won't leave Gaza alone: president

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi said Friday that Egypt will not leave the Gaza Strip alone while describing the Israeli military operation against the Palestinian enclave as a "barefaced" aggression on humanity. "I'm warning the aggressors on Gaza, they can't have any power over the strip," Morsi said in a statement after the Friday prayer. "Cairo won't leave Gaza alone, and I'm speaking on behalf of all Egyptian people that Egypt now is different than before," he added. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-11/16/c_131979748.htm

Friday Morning Linkage

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
From our infatuation with swing states to the pageantry of the Chinese Communist Catwalk — great night of TV in China as Xi Jingping steps out first from behind the curtain. I miss the old days when it was a surprise…. This isn’t going to end well. This morning’s Jerusalem Post editorial: ”Operation Pillar of Defense Continue reading

75,000 Troops to "secure" chemical weapons in Syria.....

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 2 hours ago
That's according to the Pentagon!. Were going long so sit a spell *NYT's * The Pentagon has told the Obama administration that any military effort to seize Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons would require upward of 75,000 troops The estimated size of the potential effort, provided to the White House by the military’s Central Command and Joint Staff, called into question whether the United States would have the resources to act quickly if it detected the movement of chemical weapons Check out the perception management! *“The discovery that Hezbollah has set up camps close to... more »

Iraq releases suspected Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Iraqi authorities on Friday released suspected Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq who was accused of killing American troops, his lawyer said, adding he had made his way to Lebanon. "There was no reason for his detention. last night the decision was made to release him. He is out now and arrived in Beirut two hours ago," Abdulalmehdi al-Mutairi told Reuters by phone. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-iraq-daqduq-release-idUSBRE8AF0SS20121116

Ikea 'Regrets' Using Forced Prison Labour Ikea from East Germany

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Ikea says it "deeply regrets" use of forced prison labour by suppliers in communist East Germany more than two decades ago. The Swedish furniture giant apologised after commissioning a report into claims political prisoners worked on products in the 1960s and 70s. The company says it never condoned the use of forced labour but the report showed it failed to properly vet how its suppliers were manufacturing furniture. http://news.sky.com/story/1012364/ikea-regrets-using-forced-prison-labour

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 13:02:01 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 07:02:01 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.879°N, 91.853°W Depth 34.8 km (21.6 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 47 km (29 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Saints' Morstead proving nickname ‘The Leg’ well-earned* *Payback's a Beyoch, Isn't It Dirty Birds?* *No takers for ferry operations* *$179 million in state construction projects backed for funding* *Shaw Group: A post-Sandy rebuilding play?* *Free-For-All Tent at'da Fringe!* *N.O. club getting the music back after 2 years of silence ~Danny Monteverde * *Sonny Landreth: "How Not to Sound Awful"*

Why Is The Republican Party The Party Of Ultimate Failure?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Slimy Republican senators-- particularly off-the-rails Mormon obstructionist Orrin Hatch (R-UT)-- say the lame duck session is no place for so important a job as confirming almost two dozen judicial nominees. Changing the American social contract to wreck Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid... that's just what lame ducks are for in Orrin Hatch's oxygen-deprived world. That and overturning the very recently expressed willof the voters. *Voters were sending a clear message on taxes: it is time for the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes.* • Fully 62% of voters say they w... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 3 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Martha Plimpton, 42 And straight to a bit of good stuff: 1. Where are the statewide black politicians? Jamelle Bouie is looking for them. 2. Team Obama's use of social networks and other fancy stuff, by Seth Masket. 3. Doug Mataconis on whether the GOP actually gets anything out of Fox News, Rush, and the rest of it (answer: probably not). 4. Ross Douthat on where Republicans should retreat. Interesting. There's an analogy available here in the way that Democrats retreated on the death penalty and on gun control, without many of their politicians actually chang... more »


Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
All politicians can be bullies. But Stephen Harper has perfected the art. In fact, Michael Harris writes, he's been so good at it that his band of bullying deserves its own name -- Harpering. Harris then goes on to list several of Harper's victims. But he also reminds his readers of one of the victims who fought back and is still fighting back -- Bill Casey: Casey refused to vote for the Tory budget of the day because of Harper’s mendacious act of political legerdemain — giving less than he had promised. Having made a deal, he changed it in the budget and Casey wasn’t having it. ... more »

Firing Employees Because Obama Was Elected May Be a Felony

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 3 hours ago
I wrote before the election about a group of CEOs who, prompted by their candidate, sent a series of threats to employees that, if President Obama were reelected, they'd have no choice but to (pick one) a. shut down, b. do layoffs, or c. move to another country. I wondered the day after the election why there hadn't been a wave of corporate shutdowns. But one guy actually did what he threatened. A guy named "David" called into a radio show and said he had laid off 22 of his "mostly Hispanic" employees as a result of the election. He complained they had worn Obama shirts to work. He ... more »

DOJ Heroically Seizes Assets of Family of Chen Shui-bian

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
Whoa! Thank heavens our heroic US Dept of Justice took some time out from busting potsmokers to seize property from the family of Chen Shui-bian. You can read the trumpet blast of freedom yourself complete below or go to the DOJ. Note that the bribe is still referred to as "alleged." Let me put this in perspective for you with three questions: - Has the DOJ seized even a penny from either of the powerful Chinese one-party state politicians whose representatives and descendants have extensive, nay, *vast* holdings in the US? - Has the DOJ seized even a penny of the U... more »

Bleep! The Spending Noise of Today

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 4 hours ago
When we travel on the Tube we present our Oyster card and the fare is automatically calculated and deducted from our pre paid credit and we are given entry, or are able to leave the station. Sometimes you can see the amount deducted, but when there is a queue moving behind you, or when the display is badly light, or merely old, we often blindly trust the fare is correct and move on. Yesterday's cash registers used to go 'CaaChing' now the machine merely goes Bleep! Today’s digital market is full of innovative services all aimed at promoting you and your company and brand to the... more »

Imagine New York under rocket attack from Quebec?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
There is no question that Israel will enter Gaza to stop rocket attacks -- just picture what the US would do if New York was under continuing attack from Quebec? * **TEL AVIV, Israel -- A Palestinian rocket has targeted Tel Aviv on the third day of an Israeli military operation against the Gaza Strip.* * **Read more: Story*

U.S. gives states more time to make Obama health law decision

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
The federal government on Thursday gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law, after some Republican governors stalled in the hope President Barack Obama would lose last week's election. The delay was the second time in a week that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius showed flexibility on deadlines as a way to entice states to cooperate in implementing Obama's signature domestic achievement. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-usa-healthcare-exchanges-idUSBRE8AF03N20121116

Two Pandas

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago

Jordan protesters call for "downfall of the regime"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Thousands of protesters chanted the Arab Spring slogan "the people want the downfall of the regime" in Jordan's capital on Friday, as demonstrations against rising prices gather force in a country so far spared the brunt of Middle East unrest. The mainly urban Muslim Brotherhood joined hitherto largely rural protests that have erupted in the last few days, raising the specter of lasting instability in the kingdom, a staunch U.S. ally with the longest border with Israel. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-jordan-protest-idUSBRE8AF0LK20121116

Navy's New Hi-Tech Attack Sub Leaks Water

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The Royal Navy's multi-billion pound hunter-killer submarine HMS Astute encountered a flooding problem during sea trials last year, it has emerged. Officials said the attack vessel let in tens of litres of water due to a corroded metal cap on one of its cooling pipes. As a result it was forced to resurface. Electrical switchboards were also found to be fitted incorrectly and concerns were raised about the accuracy of instruments monitoring its on-board nuclear reactor. http://news.sky.com/story/1012276/navys-new-hi-tech-attack-sub-leaks-water


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/15/Surprise-Jobless-Claims-Up-Over-75000

144 tons of stolen copper seized at Port of L.A., officials say....Heading for China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
U.S. border enforcement agents and the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that an investigation into the September theft of copper from a mining facility in Hayden, Ariz., has led to the recovery at the Port of Los Angeles of 144 tons of stolen copper ingots about to be shipped to China. Worth $1.25 million, the ingots are unrefined copper that contain traces of gold and silver and weigh 806 pounds apiece. The 359 ingots were covered with a black powder-like substance which camouflaged the their true color, according to investigators. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/... more »

Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive. New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million. One of the most startling findings showed that almost 20 percent of American children continue to l... more »

DENNY'S to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233221/Dennys-charge-5-Obamacare-surcharge-cut-employee-hours-deal-cost-legislation.html

Pentagon spends $1.5 million to develop new beef jerky

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Mr. Coburn said that over the next decade, the Defense Department will spend $6 billion on non-military research, $9 billion on running grocery stores, and some $37 billion on support and supply services that could better be done by civilians or the private sector. Among the more curious spending was: • $300,000 spent by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to fund Brown University's research into archaeopteryx, the 150-million-year-old early bird, in which the researchers determined the creature likely had black feathers. • an Office of Naval Research research project that he... more »

Tel-Aviv mayor decided to open all public bomb shelters in the city due to ongoing rocket fire from Gaza

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago

Egypt’s Mursi says Israel's attacks on Gaza "a blatant aggression against humanity": MENA

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago

Hamas Fires Rocket At Tel Aviv

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A Palestinian rocket has targeted Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv on the third day of an Israeli military operation against the Gaza Strip. Sirens wailed across the city on Friday afternoon shortly before the explosion sounded out. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said no injuries were reported and it appeared the rocket landed in the Mediterranean. http://news.sky.com/story/1012190/gaza-conflict-hamas-fires-rocket-at-tel-aviv

Red Bull Digital Publishing or Branding?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 5 hours ago
Yesterday we listened to Christian Graf-Simpson from Red Bull talk about the Red Bull brand and its digital publishing programme under the Red Bulletin label. They certainly have taken the publication and created a dynamic app and an impressive digital rendition using Adobe technology. However when we spoke with Christian the presentation some of the gloss faded. They still design for print first and then create the digital renditions off that. They obviously add more content and media but inherently it’s print first, digital second. Does this make sense in today’s world? Is it ... more »

Argentina: Alleged UFO OVer Nevado de Cachi

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 5 hours ago
*Source: Diario El Tribuno http://www.eltribuno.info/Salta/223879-Una-maestra-fotografio-a-un-supuesto-ovni-en-La-Poma.note.aspx * Contributing Editor Guillermo Giménez has sent us a photograph of an alleged UFO (stress the "alleged" - this cellphone camera image has not been subjected to any scrutiny) taken over Nevado de Cachi, a geological formation readers of INEXPLICATA will have seen mentioned often. This is the text as it appears in Argentina's El Tribuno newspaper: "Malena Agudo, a teacher from Campo Santo, took a photograph of the lovely landscape of La Poma... more »

Syria opposition: More than 37,000 dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
As the total death toll in Syria marches towards 40,000, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday lambasted the recent U.S. backing of Syria's opposition in its quest to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Homs and Damascus are the deadliest places in Syria, according to an opposition group that keeps a running total of those whose lives came to a bloody end in 20-month armed conflict. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Eurozone back in recession as even Germany totters and anti-austerity protests break out across continent

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The eurozone has fallen into a double dip recession, as the debt crisis even manages to slow Germany's powerhouse economy to a virtual standstill. The 17-country region - which generates a fifth of global output - shrank by 0.1 per cent in the July-September period and by 0.2 per cent in the previous three months. Two quarters running of contraction make the recession official. Germany and France, the eurozone's biggest economies, could not save the bloc from a double-dip even though both countries managed 0.2 per cent growth in the recent quarter. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/... more »

Nearly 80,000 more people 'jobless' after Hurricane Sandy as number claiming unemployment benefits jumps to year high

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits surged last week showing that superstorm Sandy had dented the economy by leaving tens of thousands of people out of work. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 78,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was well above the median forecast in a Reuters poll of 375,000. The new numbers are a bad sign for the economy, as the number of people receiving said benefits is now at it's highest point in the past year-and-a-half. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233416... more »

U.S. Postal Service hit with record loss of $15.9BILLION

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The struggling U.S. Postal Service is reporting a record annual loss totaling $15.9billion, while overall mail volume sinks. The financial losses for the fiscal year 2012 ending on September 30 were nearly $11billion more than the previous year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233507/U-S-Postal-Service-hit-record-loss-15-9billion.html

Obama pushes Egypt to intervene in Gaza to prevent more bloodshed as Israel and Hamas trade rockets across border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Barack Obama is pushing Egypt's leaders to intervene to prevent violence between Israel and Hamas from escalating further. *Three* Israelis and *19* Palestinians have so far been killed as Hamas launches rockets into Israeli towns and Israel retaliates with strikes on what it says are terrorist refuges. And the U.S. is urging Egypt's Islamist government to step in and negotiate between the two sides in an attempt to prevent further bloodshed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233791/Obama-pushes-Egypt-intervene-Gaza-prevent-bloodshed-Israel-Hamas-trade-rockets-border.html

Russia prepares tough response to U.S. rights bill

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Russia has agreed tough measures to respond to U.S. Congress if lawmakers pass legislation intended to punish Russian officials for human rights violations, a senior Foreign Ministry official said on Friday. Congress will vote on a bill named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on Friday - the third anniversary of his death in detention - which is designed to deny visas for Russian officials involved in his imprisonment, abuse or death. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-usa-russia-idUSBRE8AF0IR20121116

Iran says arrests foreign-linked bomb plotters

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Iran's Intelligence Ministry has arrested people planning bomb attacks with the support of Western and Israeli spy agencies in the oil-producing province of Khuzestan, state television reported on Friday. Khuzestan, in Iran's southwest, is home to a large population of ethnic Arab Iranians, also known as Ahwazis, who have long complained of economic deprivation and systematic discrimination by the authorities. The region has occasionally suffered violent action by militants. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-iran-arrests-idUSBRE8AF0HF20121116

Banks seen shrinking for good as lay-offs near 160,000

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more lay-offs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. A Reuters analysis of job cuts announced by 29 major banks showed the lay-offs were much bigger in Europe than in Asia or the United States. That is a particular blow to Britain where the finance industry makes up roughly 10 percent of the economy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-banks-jobs-idUSBRE8AF0DA20121116

Gaza: Fresh Attacks As Egypt PM Visits

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Israel and Hamas militants have been exchanging fire this morning despite a temporary ceasefire in place for a visit by Egypt's Prime Minister to Gaza. Several sites in southern Israel have been hit by rockets fired from inside the Gaza Strip and the Israeli air force has responded by attacking a Hamas commander's house. Medics said the attack killed two people, one of them a child, raising the Palestinian death toll since Wednesday to 21. Three Israelis were killed by a rocket on Thursday. http://news.sky.com/story/1012190/gaza-fresh-attacks-as-egypt-pm-visits

Porque a Manteiga É Melhor

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 6 hours ago
Fonte: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agriculture-Society/217990047058Porque a Manteiga É MelhorPor Sally Fallon e Mary G. Enig, PhD Tradução de Zeldi Akerman, Rio de Janeiro, 07/01/2008 Quando os representantes da indústria de alimentos com aditivos e os defensores da agroindústria alimentar perceberam ser impossível frear o interesse crescente do povo americano por nutrição e alimentos saudáveis, sentiram-se ameaçados de perder - a longo prazo - seu monopólio, um dos maiores dos Estados Unidos. Conseguiram então, de forma sinistra, infiltrar-se no movimento popular, para desvirt... more »

Fed-up Leon Panetta orders high level U.S. military leaders to receive ethics re-training after Petraeus sex scandal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Citing a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to brainstorm on ways to steer officers away from trouble. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233687/Fed-Leon-Panetta-orders-high-level-U-S-military-leaders-receive-ethics-training-Petraeus-sex-scandal.html

Black Friday cancelled at WalMart? Workers plan to walk out on biggest shopping day of the year

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
WalMart employees are planning to stage their largest walkout ever on Black Friday, the biggest holiday shopping day at the world's largest retail store. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233745/Walmart-workers-planning-Black-Friday-walkout-amid-thousands-store-online-protests.html

Worst election turnout EVER: Just one in 10 bother to cast a ballot in David Cameron's flagship police and crime commissioner elections

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
David Cameron's flagship law and order policy is in tatters today after just one in 10 people in some areas bothered to vote in elections for police and crime commissioners. Despite pleading from the Prime Minister on the eve of the vote across England and Wales, voters stayed away. At one polling station in Newport no-one voted all day. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233386/PCC-vote-Worst-election-turnout-just-10-turnout-vote-areas.html

Le Beurre Serait Le Meilleur?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
Origine: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agriculture-Society/217990047058Le Beurre Serait Le Meilleur? *Traduction de l'article "Why Butter is Better" paru dans Health Freedom News, © 1999 Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD * *Traduction de Taty Lauwers (www.taty.be. Nouveautés: www.taty.be/Nouveau.htm ). Mes excuses pour les fautes éventuelles (ortho, style, etc) mais comme tout travail bénévole, il est fait sur un coin de table. En attendant l'ange qui financera mes recherches. Merci pour vos corrections à aladdin (at) island.be* Lorsque les promoteurs de l'alimentation chimiqué... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Inter-Galactic connections with Gaia approaching full empowerment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
Inter-Galactic connections with Gaia approaching full empowerment by ÉirePort Inter-Galactic connections with Gaia approaching full empowerment. Hands across the Cosmos embrace Gaia planetary awakening to Galactic family portraits. Streaming coordinated Higher Dimensional beam of Light emanates from newly activated portals and projects out from current pole locations to all Universal Galactic Contacts. Empowerment of Gaia-Galactic interface follows the 11-22-12 window of opportunity. All those required for service have been contacted and relevant missions communicated. Plane... more »

Internet troll epidemic as convictions for posting online abuse soar by 150% in just four years

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
New figures show more than 1,200 people last year were convicted of sending offensive, obscene or threatening electronic messages - up from just 498 in 2007. After several high profile cases involving celebrities and families grieving for loved ones being targeted on Twitter, Facebook and chatrooms, police have become more willing to use the full force of the law. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233428/Police-grapple-internet-troll-epidemic-convictions-posting-online-abuse-soar-150-cent-just-years.html

EU launches secret multi-billion pound grab on Britain's rebate which Tory MPs insist would be 'ludicrous'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
European Commission President Herman van Rompuy unveiled the extraordinary proposal to hack away at the £3.2billion-a-year rebate famously secured by Margaret Thatcher. Britain could be forced to contribute to its own EU rebate under ‘unacceptable’ new Brussels plans, which would cost the UK more than £800 million a year. European Commission President Herman van Rompuy unveiled the extraordinary proposal yesterday, as he outlined his latest plans for the next seven-year EU budget. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233521/EU-launches-secret-multi-billion-pound-grab-Britains-r... more »

Now even cups and saucers are being taxed: Brussels introduces 'crockery tax' on cheap items imported from China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
High street stores have slammed Brussels over decision to impose a 'Crockery Tax' on cheap cups, plates and bowls imported from China. A new duty will come into force within 24 hours and add between 17.6 percent and 58.8 percent to the wholesale dockside price of the cheap imports. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233736/Now-cups-saucers-taxed-Brussels-introduces-crockery-tax-cheap-items-imported-China.html

£10m fine for CPP that conspired with banks to sell useless insurance: Deals sold via Barclays, Santander, HSBC and RBS......One Scam after Another, thought they were supposed to be working on getting Trust back into the Banks?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Banks duped millions of customers into buying worthless insurance meant to protect against fraudulent transactions on their credit or debit cards. CPP, the firm selling the policies via the banks, was yesterday fined a record £10.5million by the Financial Services Authority, the City watchdog. It faces a total bill of £33.4million, including estimated compensation of £14.5million and costs associated with the investigation, for tactics first revealed by the Mail in February 2011. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233276/Card-Protection-Plan-Limited-fined-10m-told-pay-15m-comp... more »

Ballot box rout gives Cameron ANOTHER headache over Europe as fed-up Tories flock to UKIP in Corby by-election

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
David Cameron will today face fresh pressure to take a tougher line on Europe after thousands of disgruntled Tory voters backed the UK Independence Party in key elections. UKIP is expected to have cost the Conservatives major support in the Corby by-election to choose a replacement for Tory Louise Mensch, who quit as the town's MP to live in America. It is also thought that a surge in Eurosceptic support and protest votes for Nigel Farage's UKIP could deprive the Tories of victory in some of the 41 police and crime commissioner elections. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-223... more »

Why are so many figures in the Leveson Inquiry connected to New Labour's favourite media quango Ofcom?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Ofcom is the classic New Labour quango, the apotheosis of the party's obsession with controlling the media generally. Key figures in the Leveson Inquiry have connections to the government body http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233713/What-small-world-Why-figures-Leveson-Inquiry-connected-New-Labours-favourite-media-quango-Ofcom.html

'Book Don't Work!'

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 7 hours ago
Yesterday we were invited by our good friend, author and futurologist Ray Hammondto hear him speak at the Adobe Digital Publishing and Marketing event in London. As usual Ray engaged with his audience and spoke about the immediate future and the potential some 20 years out. As usual he left us all with some gems. He told us of a recent experience in reading a bedtime story to his two year old goddaughter. He started to read and was stopped when she poked the picture of the elephant and said, ‘Book don’t work.’ The fact that she expected a touch experience was significant, but m... more »

ECB risks inflation remit if supervises banks: Weidmann

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Putting the European Central Bank in charge of banking supervision in Europe risks compromising the ECB's primary goal of price stability, governing council member Jens Weidmann said. In a guest column in German financial daily Handelsblatt on Friday, he also said such a union should not be rushed, and that it would need a mechanism to wind down and restructure banks that should be funded by the lenders themselves. The mechanism "should only use national or European tax funds on a subsidiary basis or in exceptions," Weidmann said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-ecb-we... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 11.16.12"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 11.16.12"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "This week was dominated by news of former CIA Director General Petraeus’ affair that caused his abrupt resignation as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. This dwarfs the coverage of the 9/11/12 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, where our ambassador and three others were assassinated. Why did this happen? Were there warning signs? Many say yes. Why didn’t we try to help during the 9/11/12 attack that took place for more than 7 hours? Those are all questions that will be answered in closed door testimony in Con... more »

IMF's Lagarde says important for euro zone to forge deal on Greece

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A crucial Eurogroup meeting next week on Greece should forge a deal that will put the insolvent country's economy on a sustainable path, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday. The IMF chief is cutting short her tour of Asia to attend the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on November 20. A row between euro zone governments and the IMF over how to make Greece's giant debt mountain manageable is holding up the release of 31 billion euros ($39.5 billion) in emergency loans needed to keep Athens afloat. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16... more »

Tonga Yacht: Cocaine And Body Found On Board

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Police in the South Pacific are investigating how a yacht carrying a decomposed body and £78m worth of cocaine washed up on a deserted tropical island. Australian detectives said international law agencies had been monitoring the 13m (42ft) vessel, called JeReVe, from when it left South America until they lost contact with it last month. Two divers discovered the boat off Tonga's Vava'u island group and found a man's body when they went on board. http://news.sky.com/story/1012241/tonga-yacht-cocaine-and-body-found-on-board

Gaza: Israeli Strike As Egypt PM Visits

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
There have been fresh exchanges of fire between Israel and Hamas militants despite a temporary ceasefire in place for a visit by Egypt's Prime Minister to Gaza. Several sites in southern Israel have been hit by rockets fired from inside the Gaza Strip - the Israeli air force responding by attacking a Hamas commander's house. http://news.sky.com/story/1012190/gaza-israeli-strike-as-egypt-pm-visits

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 08:25:57 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 05:25:57 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 35.231°N, 141.046°E Depth 34.7 km (21.6 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 59 km (36 miles) SSE of Hasaki, Japan

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:24:42 UTC Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 09:24:42 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 53.996°S, 134.682°W Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles) Region PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE Distances 2201 km (1367 miles) NNW of Siple, Mount, Antarctica

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN PERU - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:05:41 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 01:05:41 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 7.975°S, 74.330°W Depth 151.9 km (94.4 miles) Region NORTHERN PERU Distances 50 km (31 miles) NNE of Pucallpa, Peru

Isn't Google good!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
I have had a significant increase in traffic to my site over the past few days and on investigation it seems that the increase was due to one of the maps contained in this article from July last year. That article was about the BBC deliberately misleading people as to the countries that border Gaza. Here's what I wrote then: 'In the BBC article headlined 'Israel forces 'kill two militants in central Gaza'', the BBC include this map This map makes it seem as though Israel is both enormous and surrounds Gaza thus explaining how Israel has been able to blockade it for some years now.... more »

Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) Aloha Ke Akua

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
2 October 2012 Beautiful. Real talk. Music by Nahko - Aloha Ke Akua. Visual production by The Mates Group for Estrellas Del Bicentario. Shot in Mexico with Phantom & Red One Cameras. *Enjoy* ***Aloha Ke Akua Means God Is Love* * Aloha is… * *love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, and charity. * * Aloha is… * *greeting, salutation, regards, sweetheart, lover, and a loved one. * * Aloha is being… * *beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, and lovable. * * *

Why Butter Is Better

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Source: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agriculture-Society/217990047058 Why Butter Is Better by Sally Fallon & Mary G. Enig, Phd Weston A. Price Foundation, 1 January 2000 When the fabricated food folks and apologists for the corporate farm realized that they couldn't block America's growing interest in diet and nutrition, a movement that would ultimately put an end to America's biggest and most monopolistic industries, they infiltrated the movement and put a few sinister twists on information going out to the public. Item number one in the disinformation campaign was the asser... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*Sir Evelyn de Rothschild* On 15 November 2012, there was a by-election in the UK, in Manchester Central. In Manchester Central, the voter turnout was 18.16%. A growing number of people know that elections are a waste of time, as the 'big decisions' are made by secretive cabals. These cabals appear to have links to the security services and to Israel. *Sir David Bell who attended the University of Pennsylvania* Members of the board of directors of The Economist Group have included:* Sir David Bell* and Lynn Forester de *Rothschild**.* On 16 November 2012, the Daily Mail names so... more »

Jewish Supremacists in America

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 8 hours ago

OPEC Surrenders

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This item from Brian Hicks in his energy newsletter spells it out pretty clearly. The advent of horizontal fracking combined with full completion along the entire reservoir bore length has turned over the apple cart. The low hanging fruit has turned out to be the large depleted and well explored legacy reservoirs in the USA. We are now really going after all that stuff we walked away from decades ago. What this all means is that the North American market can exit the global oil market and in fact begin supplying oil in competition to Asia and Europe. The same technolog... more »

Arab Spring for Gaza and End Game for Israel

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
As we write this, heavy fighting is under way and Israel is preparing to invade Gaza. I am curious just what their war aims will be this time? The reason we must ask this question is that conditions on the ground are utterly changed. All potential threats to an Israeli coup de main have been neutralized totally. Syria is militarily hors de combat. Hezbollah has lost its sponsor in Iran and Syria and is penned in with hostile borders. Jordan continues to work at maintaining the Status Quo. And Egypt is clearly signaling business as usual even if they say otherwise. ... more »

Ongoing Radiation in Fukushima NearShore

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
What this suggests unfortunately is that radionuclides collected in the sediments continue to be remobilized back into the food chain. This can continue for years and it suggests that it will become necessary to dredge the affected sea bottom. Since we are generally dealing with heavy metals, this could even be a practical solution. This also implies that it remains largely localized and can be dealt with. The real problem of course is that our present solutions for handling radioactive waste remain unsatisfactory. Reasonable solutions are possible but naturally unpr... more »

No Methane on Mars?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
The complete lack of methane pretty well disposes of the hope of present production. The dream of any life is now restricted to a well sealed artificial habitat which could exist. Of course, the surface of Mars must be highly reactive to stray methane gas since there is none to readily detect. We may then be dealing with an artifact of the special conditions provided by the surface itself. Did anyone think to take a little methane along to toss in a test tube with some dust? For sure though, this planet must not be out-gassing methane. I actually find that very sur... more »

It's Time to Kickstart Occupy

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
I've been establishment all my life. I have served in the armed forces, I have had a pretty decent legal career, I've done just about everything from grave digging to - well, let's not go there. I have always considered myself an establishment progressive but I don't believe that sort of thing exists any more. Now, as I embark on my advanced years, I truly want to see the whole rotten business swept aside. Like Chris Hedges, I don't want to wait until it's too late because that far down the road only lies really nasty extremism. Our last, best hope may well be with a reborn ... more »

The truth of when Middle East conflict 'escalates'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago

School of Seven Bells – "Night"

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 9 hours ago
The band solicited fan videos for this song, and this one was the winner. More information here.

U.S. pot decriminalization: will B.C.’s economy go up in smoke?

david at Alberta Diary - 10 hours ago
Smugglers sneak B.C. bud ashore in Washington State. Below: Typical pot smugglers’ accoutrements. Actual Canadian marijuana smugglers may not appear exactly as illustrated. If we Albertans want a hint of what it may be like when the oil runs out – or is replaced by cold fusion or something – all we may have to ... more »

Fighter Jet Crashes Near Florida Highway

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
An Air Force fighter jet has crashed near a Florida highway, but the pilot was able to eject safely and there were no injuries on the ground, the military said. The single-seat stealth fighter, part of a programme that has been plagued with problems, went down on Thursday afternoon near Tyndall Air Force Base, just south of Panama City. The pilot was receiving medical treatment at the base and a section of a highway was closed as rescuers responded. http://news.sky.com/story/1012144/fighter-jet-crashes-near-florida-highway

Alarm Over Growing Antibiotics Resistance

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The Chief Medical Officer has raised the prospect of a future without cures for common infections - unless antibiotics are used more responsibly. In a stern warning to doctors and patients, Professor Dame Sally Davies said antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to modern health. "Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rate that is both alarming and irreversible," she said. http://news.sky.com/story/1012134/antibiotics-resistance-a-growing-health-threat

Gaza Twitter war intensifies over pictures of infant casualties...While the News Continues to pretend it isn't taking Place

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A grim new feud opened up on social media on Thursday as pictures were traded of babies who died or were injured during the conflict in Gaza. Pictures emerged of BBC cameraman Jihad Misharawi's 11-month-old son Omar, who was killed on Wednesday during an Israeli attack. Misharawi's sister-in-law also died in the strike on Gaza City, and his brother was seriously injured. Misharawi told BBC Arabic: *Shrapnel hit our house. My sister-in-law was killed along with my son. And my brother and my other son were wounded.* * **What did my son to to die like this? What was his mistake? He is ... more »

Greeks Pelt German Diplomat in Austerity Protest

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Demonstrators surrounded a German diplomat in Salonika in northern Greece on Thursday and hurled coffee and bottles of water at him, another reflection of growing anger in Greece against what is widely seen as a crippling austerity plan being imposed largely by Germany. The incident involving the diplomat, Wolfgang Hoelscher-Obermaier, flared a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s special envoy to Greece, Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, said studies showed that 1,000 German local government officials could do the work of 3,000 Greek officials. His remarks, which came as European leaders dalli... more »

Merkel to tackle Putin over crackdown

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Angela Merkel will spell out growing German concerns about the clampdown on civil society in Russia when she meets Vladimir Putin on Friday, signalling a sharp cooling of the traditionally close German-Russian partnership. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2d245b7e-2f3f-11e2-8e4b-00144feabdc0.html

Moving Forward, Will Congress Treat Grover Norquist As Just Another Rapacious K Street Lobbyist?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Of the three Democrats who signed Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge only one, Rob Andrews (NJ), will be returning to Congress. Nebraska reactionary and corporate whore Ben Nelson was driven from office and will return to lobbying and Kentucky Blue Dog Ben Chandler was defeated despite hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted on his race by the DCCC. Not that big a deal in Norquist-world. In the current Congress all but 6 of the 242 Republicans had signed-- plus 40 of the 47 Republican senators. Yesterday in *The Hill*, Russell Berman reported that the next Congress will be very diff... more »

The Globalist Federal Government Seceded From America

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 12 hours ago
*Independence is not a dirty word. Self-determination is not a dirty word. Freedom is not a dirty word.* "Our country has already been taken over. I want to secede back to the Republic, back to our nation. The new world order has taken over. We're not fighting just some corrupt politicians and it's a little political issue. We have serious, hardcore authoritarians, Ron Paul called them yesterday authoritarian psychopaths, in control. We know what tyranny is historically. This is the worst case of it I've ever seen. And it's growing and coming to fruition very, very quickly." - Al... more »

French PM Ayrault meets Merkel in Berlin

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
“We share the conviction that the Franco-German relationship is necessary, it is our political inheritance,” said Mr Ayrault. But the new Franco-German axis has yet to get in the groove on the right euro zone dosage of austerity and stimulus; the future of Greece; and the EU budget to 2020. Berlin wants a more modest budget but Mr Ayrault insisted ahead of his visit that France is “prepared neither to give up the Common Agricultural Policy nor the cohesion funds”. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/1116/1224326668211.html

Libs. call for a national energy strategy and a 'Trudeau' about to become their leader? Fool me once...

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*(Click on image to enlarge...)* Every once in awhile, Murray Mandryk .. the political columnist with the Regina Leader-Post really cracks me up!! *-Rae calls for national energy strategy - Winnipeg Free Press* *-Justin Trudeau Tells Alberta That Liberal Federal Gov't Was WRONG To Implement National Energy Program (you know .. Pierre's policies)*

Eurozone slumps back into recession after austerity cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The eurozone has double-dipped back into its second recession in three years, official figures confirmed yesterday – and analysts warned economic pain across the single currency will continue well into 2013. Output across the 17-member bloc fell by 0.1 per cent over the third quarter of 2012, following a 0.2 per cent decline in the second quarter, according to Eurostat. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/eurozone-slumps-back-into-recession-after-austerity-cuts-8320658.html

We the Taxpayer are Paying for Abu Qatada is moved to secret address after protesters target his home

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has, two days after his release from prison, had his request for a new home granted following protests outside his supposedly secret front door. He will leave the £400,000 property in Wembley, north-west London, where his rent is paid by the taxpayer, for a secret address. In a statement, his barrister Edward Fitzgerald, QC, said: "The family are going to relocate and therefore Mr Qatada would accept the Home Office-approved accommodation." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/abu-qatada-is-moved-to-secret-address-after-protesters-targe... more »

GAZA Live Feed (new posts will appear below)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
OPERATION PILLAR OF CLOUD - Harry Fear Stream videos at Ustream

UK and France tear up Syrian arms embargo and will now send weapons to arm rebels despite reports of War Crimes from both Sides

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Britain is joining forces with France to tear up an arms embargo on Syria, allowing the West to send anti-aircraft missiles to the rebel forces fighting to oust dictator Bashar al Assad. David Cameron chaired a meeting of the National Security Council yesterday which discussed a range of military options to resolve the crisis. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233732/UK-France-tear-Syrian-arms-embargo-send-weapons-arm-rebels.html

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHWESTERN IRAN - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 03:58:26 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 07:28:26 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.464°N, 46.717°E Depth 5.2 km (3.2 miles) Region NORTHWESTERN IRAN Distances 30 km (18 miles) W of Ahar, Iran

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 03:04:59 UTC Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 09:04:59 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.942°N, 92.421°W Depth 57.4 km (35.7 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 67 km (41 miles) SSW of Ocos, Guatemala

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 00:38:06 UTC Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 09:38:06 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 21.516°S, 69.410°W Depth 56.4 km (35.0 miles) Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Distances 103 km (64 miles) NE of Tocopilla, Chile

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 00:21:58 UTC Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 07:21:58 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.283°S, 76.494°W Depth 47.6 km (29.6 miles) Region NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU Distances 25 km (15 miles) SSW of San Vicente de Canete, Peru

Israel vs Hamas: Deadly Theater

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
The West created and runs Israel, Hamas, the "Free Syrian Army," and the Muslim Brotherhood - when the public needs to be manipulated, a deadly ballet ensues. *November 16, 2012 (LD)* - The Western allied, funded, armed, and directed sectarian extremist organizations, namely Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and their subsidiaries of Hamas and the so-called "Free Syrian Army," were created and to this day are backed specifically to counter real opposition to Western designs of hegemony across the Muslim World. The West has also created and continues to perpetuate Israel as it exist... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 00:07:35 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:07:35 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 25.201°S, 179.771°E Depth 502.8 km (312.4 miles) Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS Distances 506 km (314 miles) NNW of Raoul Island, New Zealand

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 15th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 22:19:09 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:19:09 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 20.518°S, 175.116°W Depth 35.2 km (21.9 miles) Region TONGA Distances 68 km (42 miles) N of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 15th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 22:10:25 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:10:25 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 0.027°S, 123.466°E Depth 159 km (98.8 miles) Region SULAWESI, INDONESIA Distances 53 km (32 miles) SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 15th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 21:55:15 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:55:15 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 16.845°S, 175.060°W Depth 260.3 km (161.8 miles) Region TONGA Distances 171 km (106 miles) SW of Hihifo, Tonga

Texas veterans parade Float hit by Train, 4 Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A train crashed into a parade float carrying U.S. military veterans and their spouses in West Texas on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17, police and parade organizers said. Ten of the hospitalized were in critical condition and seven others were listed as stable, said Midland Police Chief Price Robinson. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-usa-texas-crash-idUSBRE8AF01O20121116

New Israeli Assault On Gaza: Hypocrisy Of Slaughter - Israel's Orwellian Account Of Gaza Campaign

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
The recent attacks by the Israeli forces against the innocent people of Gaza is now escalating out of control. It will only be a matter of time now before the IDF rolls in its troops and tanks into the densely populated strip, and slaughters tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians in the process. We have already seen the antics of the Israeli Mossad agent provocateurs with their bottle rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip back into Israel, and up until yesterday, the rockets have hit nothing except open fields. But today, we have reports of several much larger (Mossad launched) m... more »

Christy Clark`s $60 million dollar "Iconic" Photo-op

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 13 hours ago
Pat Bell, the BC Liberal minister having to answer questions from the press, questions as to why the Government turned down $44 million dollars for the naming rights of BC Place.... Pat Bell`s answer at that time was lame, it`s still lame.. Before we get started, what is the meaning of the word *"iconic"*..... *Answer:* *An icon is a representation, hence a religious representation, and hence a very powerful symbol. Iconic means "like a symbol."* Perhaps the name Terry Fox is iconic in British Columbia, maybe the name Trevor Linden, maybe the name Tommy Douglas, but come on... Pat... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“How many arches can you count in the above image? If you count both spans of the Double Arch in the Arches National Park in Utah, USA, then two. But since the below image was taken during a clear dark night, it caught a photogenic third arch far in the distance- that of the overreaching Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size. * Because we are situated in the midst of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, the band of the central disk appears all around us. The sandstone arches of the Double Arch were formed from the erosion of falling water. The larger arch rises over 30 meters a... more »

Kim Dominguez to be Honored Fri 5pm Women's Plaza

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 14 hours ago
As an act of solidarity, world-renowned feminist writer, Margaret Randall nominated UA student Kim Dominguez this spring, to be honored with a brick at the Women's Plaza at the University of Arizona campus. Please join MEChA on Fri Nov 16 - 5pm at the Woman's Plaza, next to Centennial Hall, in honoring Kim for her unrelenting and unwavering support of human rights in Arizona. There will be food, music and performances.

Chet Raymo, “Quiet Desperation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Quiet Desperation”* by Chet Raymo "As I type this, I am sipping a cup of Green Mountain Vermont Country Blend Decaf and nibbling an Entenmann's Ultimate Cinnamon Pastry Twister. Just thought you'd want to know. Do you also want know where I am? What I'm wearing? I would tell you, but by the time you read this I will surely be somewhere else, and wearing something different. And you want to know the circumstances of my life in real time, don't you? Of course you do. What I need is a wi-fi enabled coffee cup that will post what I'm drinking on Twitter or Facebook, even as I drin... more »

"Summon Your Aliveness: Being Fully Present"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Summon Your Aliveness: Being Fully Present"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we live fully in the moment there is an aliveness that comes easily. When we are fully present, we offer our whole selves to whatever it is that we are doing. Our attention, our integrity, and our energy are all focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience, and when we are in this state, we feel completely alive and invigorated. This kind of aliveness comes easily when we are absorbed in work or play that we love, but it is available to us in every moment, and we ca... more »

We could have had it All if we allowed God to go Before Us

MrArbitrage at Table Of Wisdom.com - 14 hours ago
*And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. II Chronicles 14:11* Sadly, we could have had both prosperity -and- a great awakening if we had sought first the kingdom of God as our founding fathers did. Following is my opinion of the Republican Party’s problem f... more »

Important Health News: Time For A Wakeup Call - The Vaccination Hoax Debunked!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
As I have said in many previous articles, I am truly amazed when I see so many people lined up in front of pharmacies like sheep, willing to roll up their arms and take their deadly shot of "vaccine" like zombies. It is even more disgusting now, here in Canada at least, when I see stores offering rewards, such as cash or merchandise incentives, to take their "free" seasonal vaccines! I have reached the point now that I cannot possibly even convince these brainwashed individuals that what they are doing is absolutely wrong, so again, when I see them lined up like cattle, I just tu... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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