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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

17 November - Blogs I'm Following

John Wayne with George Takei at a staged South...
John Wayne with George Takei at a staged South Vietnamese village on Fort Benning, Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
11:25 am MST

Hadleigh Fuel Tankers Fire 'Is Suspicious'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 minutes ago
A fire at an industrial estate involving three fuel tankers is being treated as suspicious, police have said. Ten fire vehicles attended the "major incident" at Lady Lane Industrial Estate in Hadleigh, Suffolk, at about 6.45pm on Friday. Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze before midnight and no injuries were reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1012787/hadleigh-fuel-tankers-fire-is-suspicious

Victory Fund Needs New Leadership With A Coherent Strategic Vision

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 26 minutes ago
An OpEd by Peter Rosenstein in the current issue of the *Washington Blade*takes Beltway gay careerist organization, the Victory Fund, to task for the shortcomings that were demonstrated by their approach to the 2012 election cycle. Although they would like to claim credit for helping Tammy Baldwin win a Senate seat, they will be better remembered for their strategically flawed attempt to defeat a tried and true friend of the LGBT community, John Tierney, while working to replace him with a top GOP/Young Gun priority, Richard Tisei, a gay conservative, who only stopped voting agains... more »

A truly original music video - Slightly NSFW - Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra 'Want It Back' (Official Video)(Uncensored)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 26 minutes ago
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra 'Want It Back' I love the way the lyrics flow over her body, bedding etc. It holds the eye and helps people like me who don't always get the lyrics straihght off. I have posted about Amanda Palmer before, back in 2010, take a look here From that post here's her 'karaoke' cover of 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' Talented artiste...

Livestream School of Americas Protest Nov 17, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 36 minutes ago
*LIVE from Fort Benning, Georgia...*Tune into the live video stream from the November Vigil The Mobile Broadcast News just started today's livestreaming of the rally at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. Go to SOAW.org to watch live footage of the protest, hear speakers from across the Americas, witness their testimony, check out the beautiful puppetista pageant, and listen to the musicians perform on stage. *Click here to see what is happening at the gates of Fort Benning right now.* The live streaming will continue tomorrow, when thousands will transform the fence at the main ga... more »

ufos: hard evidence

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 54 minutes ago

White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi.......So they edited it a little?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The White House did not heavily alter talking points about the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, an official said on Saturday. "If there were adjustments made to them within the intelligence community, that's common, and that's something they would have done themselves," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, told reporters. "The only edit ... made by the White House was the factual edit as to how to refer to the facility." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-usa-benghazi-whitehouse-idUSBRE8AG0D120121117

Fighting continues in Gaza

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion. Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up cross-border salvoes, firing a rocket at Israel's biggest city Tel Aviv for the third straight day. Police said it was destroyed in mid-air by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery deployed hours earlier, and no one was injured. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 1 hour ago
*Warwick Spinks, convicted in 1995 of very violent child sex offences, committed in Hastings in the UK.* * *Warwick Spinks, linked to snuff movies, is back in the news. Award-winning journalist Nick Davies wrote about the grim mysteries of snuff movies. "One boy had simply been shot through the head, Terry said: he had been causing trouble and had been executed in front of several paedophiles. "Another, he believed, had been thrown into one of the canals. "But the one about whom he spoke the most was a boy who had been tortured and killed in the most painful fashion in the course... more »

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 16:37:40 UTC Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 03:37:40 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 45.337°N, 151.466°E Depth 47.4 km (29.5 miles) Region KURIL ISLANDS Distances 281 km (174 miles) E of Kuril'sk, Russia

Morsi & Erdogan: The Traveling Clowns Take Their Rodeo To Gaza

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
Egypt's Morsi came to power via a CIA engineered Arab Spring. He is not a revolutionary but an Islamist pimp who follows USraeli orders when it comes to Syria, IMF loans, etc. A classic puppet. Turkey's Erdogan is a NATO puppet who is sponsoring clueless Jihadi terrorists to topple the Syrian government. Syria has risked its life and wealth to aid and defend Palestine. Erdogan is all talk. Geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci *tweets*: "#Egypt #Turkey working in lockstep w/ US #Israel & #KSA against #Syria, now suddenly "concerned" over #Gaza? Not likely. Charade. #Palestine." Mors... more »

A Counter-Color Revolution in Thailand?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
4 questions about Thailand's political chaos & major protests planned next week against Wall Street-backed client regime. *November 17, 2012* (AltThaiNews) - The current government in Thailand is the result of foreign-backing, two-failed color revolutions in 2009 and 2010, and the building of a substantial populist-based voting bloc that doubles as a bizarre "red shirt" personality cult fashioned out of Communist ideology, but built around a Wall Street-backed billionaire. The ruling Peua Thai Party (PTP) is currently led by Yingluck Shinawatra, but only symbolically so. PTP's campa... more »

Surviving 2012-13, some useful hints

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 1 hour ago
Link: http://youtu.be/ivDLoSGXEv4 Enjoy... your weekend, John

Surviving 2012-13, some useful hints

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 1 hour ago
Link: http://youtu.be/ivDLoSGXEv4 Enjoy... your weekend, John

Surviving 2012-13, some useful hints

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 1 hour ago
Link: http://youtu.be/ivDLoSGXEv4 Enjoy... your weekend, John

Explosion In Tel Aviv After Gaza Pounded

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Sirens are sounding in Tel Aviv following an explosion, a day after a rocket crashed into the sea off the Israeli city. The sirens sent people running for cover as TV images showed the Iron Dome anti-missile system firing on an incoming rocket, hitting it in mid-air according to the Israeli military. The Israeli ambulance service said there were no casualties. http://news.sky.com/story/1012641/explosion-in-tel-aviv-after-gaza-pounded

Another Window into Harper's Sleazy Guest Worker Programme

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
Stephen Harper's "guest worker" programme is off to a predictable start and it has his government already running for cover. The idea was that energy companies could seek Canadian workers and, if they came up short, they could bring in foreign workers to fill those jobs at significantly lower wage rates. A Chinese-owned coal mine in northern B.C. knew a pot of gold when it saw one and went for it. They began by duly advertising their jobs in Canada - at rates $10-17 lower than comparable wages at nearby mines. But they also stipulated applicants needed to speak Mandarin Chinese.... more »

Western media still hasn't been able to correct their inherently pro-Israel narrative (Agreed, incomplete journalism)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago

Egyptian train hits school bus, killing 50 kindergartners

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago

Duck of Minerva Target of Hostile Takeover from Cat Fancy Magazine

Brian Rathbun at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
The Canard “All the Fake News that is Fit to Print” The Duck of Minerva, considered one of the nation’s top international relations blogs, has recently come under attack from Cat Fancy magazine. Aggressively trying to expand their market share and brand, the leading source of information for feline aficionados looking for the latest reviews Continue reading

2012 Holidays - Buy Union Made - American Made

2old2care at Because I Can - 2 hours ago
We don’t need stuff made in China or anywhere else. Paying workers in in other countries to make stuff for Americans >>>>>> does not help our economy. Foreign made crap made overseas is ---- crap! If you buy foreign made crap during the holidays - because it is cheaper - you are just giving cheap crap to your family, friends, and neighbors. *Avoid ALEC Members* During this holiday season – please don’t give your hard earned dollars to ALEC corporate profit members. Some of them say they are no longer funding ALEC - frankly I don't believe them and you should not take the ... more »


Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*More info:* Harry Fear is currently holed up in a hotel in Gaza City, providing essentially pieces of the information to the world about the war situation.


Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*More info:* http://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinians-turn-to-egypt-as-idf-steps-up-airstrikes/

Michael Gove - child snatcher

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 2 hours ago
One effect of the New Labour years has been to hollow out notions of progress and social good. Almost every MP in Parliament calls themselves, and everything they do 'progressive'. Michael Gove has given another exampleof this. He wants children at risk of neglect to be taken into care more quickly. The way he describes this however is rescuing children from "a life of soiled nappies, scummy baths, chaos and hunger, hopelessness and despair". He's taking a good idea, that children should not suffer, and turning it inside out. If there's any key cause of hopelessness and despair in Br... more »

Israeli military personnel: "Invasion of Gaza would be entirely unsuccessful"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*Contradictions and questions:* 1. Skirmishes have already taken place at the periphery, if not deeper. 2. Bethlehem has been occupied by tanks, indicating willingness. 3. Why suddenly draft 75,000 reservists? For what purpose?

Hey BBC What Size Are All These Countries? | The BBC report Israel differently from all other countries

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
http://www.israellycool.com/2012/07/30/hey-bbc-what-size-are-all-these-countries What about Spain and Melilla & Ceuta?

In case you are wondering

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 hours ago
Yes I am avoiding opining on the latest round of Israel-Palestinian violence. My views on the general situation are well documented and I am sure everyone familiar with them could extrapolate from them. However the usual claim of Israel making a disproportionate response has been raised. Apparently the might of the IDF armed with 'war planes', tanks and well armed soldiers versus a few thousand terrorists is disproportionate. Oddly the same argument was not used when terrorists fire Katyusha missiles at Israeli civilians. Likewise proportionality was ignored when Islamic terrorists ... more »

Even an express allegation of corruption may not be defamatory if qualified privilege applies

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
*Lake v. Vaughan* 2003 CarswellOnt 633 upheld 2004 CarswellOnt 5045 is a good example of a case where a claim for defamation where corruption was alleged was defeated by qualified privilege: 34 The Ontario Court of Appeal in the decision of RTC Engineering Consultants Ltd. v. Ontario (Ministry of the Solicitor General & Correctional Services - Office of the Fire Marshall) (2002), 58 O.R. (3d) 726 (Ont. C.A.) has comprehensibly dealt with the parameters of that defence as follows at pp. 731-733: [14] Qualified privilege is a defence to a defamation action. The privilege attache... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*New Orleans Saints: The Big Picture* *Report: Gregg Williams rejects requests to testify in bounty appeal* *There's chutzpah.... ~American Zombie*

Republican Governors Try Blocking Health Care For Their Citizens In States The GOP Controls

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Earlier this month Maine voters signaled they had had enough of the GOP-teababgger experiment in their state. They gave Obama a 56-41% advantage, reelected both Democrats to Congress, progressive Chellie Pingree with 65% and Blue Dog Mike Michaud with 58%. Mainers also voted for marriage equality 53-47%. And the voters booted enough Republicans out of the state legislature to give the Democrats back majorities in both the House (86 Democrats, 60 Republicans 3 Independents, 2 not yet called) and Senate (19 Democrats, 15 Republicans, 1 Independent). Did Maine's renegade Tea Party g... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*2 missing, 4 badly burned in Gulf oil platform fire*~*Injuries to workers, explosion on oil platform shocks Lafourche community* *FEMA flood maps are still on hold* *Hunt is on for dolphin killers in northern Gulf* Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2012/11/16/4308735/dolphins-found-shot-slashed-stabbed.html#storylink=cpy *Seaside After Sandy: Is Rebuilding Worth It? * *Today in New Orleans ~NOLA DEFENDER*


Anon at aangirfan - 4 hours ago
*Malcolm King.* Malcolm King is a whistle-blower who helped expose the Welsh children’s home sex abuse scandal. Two weeks ago, he "cheated death" in a car accident ­after his brakes failed. *Malcolm King found his brake pedal unattached and lying on the car floor.* *My terror at hands of paedos - Daily Star* - 17th November 2012 Police are examining Malcolm King’s motor to see if it was sabotaged. The car, a well-maintained Volvo, careered across a busy road and was hit by an Alfa Romeo. Malcolm King, 68, suffered a broken leg. Labour councillor Malcolm King blew the whistle on ... more »

Eurogroup's Juncker says euro zone threats do not help Greece

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker took aim at Austria, Germany and the southern German state of Bavaria on Saturday for suggesting that a Greek exit from the euro zone was looming. "Threats in the Austrian, German or Bavarian language that Greece will soon leave the euro zone do not do Greece any good," he said in a speech in the north-western town of Bielefeld. "We must show solidarity with Greece and watch our words." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-eurozone-juncker-idUSBRE8AG05T20121117

Wall Street Week Ahead: Going off "cliff" with a bungee cord

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
The 1987 crash. The Y2K bug. The debt ceiling debacle of 2011. All these events, in the end, turned out to be buying opportunities for stocks. So will the "fiscal cliff," some investors say as they watch favorite stocks tumble during the political give-and-take happening in Washington. The first round of talks aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff" caused a temporary rise in equities on Friday, signaling Wall Street's recent declines could be a buying opportunity. The gains were small and sentiment remains weak, but it suggests hope for market bulls. Though shares ended moderately hi... more »

Syria rebels seize airport near Iraqi border: activists

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Rebels captured an airport used by Syria's military near the Iraqi border on Saturday, activists said, a move which they said would allow them to maintain their hold on the recently seized border town of Albu Kamal. President Bashar al-Assad's forces have retaliated by bombing the airport with fighter jets, said Ziad al-Amir, a local activist. Video published by rebel groups showed fighters patrolling a dusty desert air base in Syria's Deir al-Zor province. Plumes of grey smoke rose from some low concrete buildings as fighters examined several abandoned tanks. http://www.reuters.com... more »

UN launches aerial bombardment in eastern Congo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A local official says the U.N.'s mission in Congo has launched an aerial attack on the M23 rebel group after fighting resumed following a months long lull in violence. Governor Julien Paluku says the Congolese army retreated from Kibumba after thousands of Rwandans, who he says were backing the rebels, attacked early Saturday. He says the U.N.'s mission, known as MONUSCO, then used helicopters to launch an attack on M23 in Kibumba. Two army officers and 151 rebels were killed Thursday in a battle that the U.N. called the worst clash between the M23 group and the military since July... more »

Syrian opposition leaders meet French president

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Syria's new opposition coalition signalled Saturday that it intends to move quickly to establish a broad-based alternative government to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. After talks with French President Francois Hollande, coalition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib assured the international community that the transitional government will be composed of technocrats rather than politicians, and include representatives of all the war-torn country's ethnic and religious groups. But Khatib appeared to have made little progress on his call for the West to arm the rebels with Hollande ... more »

Hostess going out of business; nearly 18,000 to be laid off

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
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A Striking Universe

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 4 hours ago
That's the title of a recent paper by Jordan Brennan of George Brown College. Tom Walkom writes in today's *Toronto Star* that: Brennan’s paper is a critique not only of the economy but of the way most of us look at the economy. He takes on the widespread, if unstated, assumption that people get what they deserve — that CEO’s or derivative traders earn their seven-figure paycheques because they are in some way uniquely productive, while the rest of us don’t because, well, we’re not. He advances a view that is not new but that is rarely heard today — that income is not distributed... more »

Geoffrey McGann arrested at Calif. airport for Wearing Weird Watch

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Geoffrey McGann, 49, of Rancho Palos Verdes was taken into custody Thursday night after he tried to pass through airport security with an ornate watch that had switches, wires and fuses, according to Sgt. J.D. Nelson, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. McGann told Transportation Security Administration officers that he's an artist and the watch is art, Nelson said. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/16/ca-man-with-weird-watch-arrested-at-oakland-airport-charged-with-having-bomb/

The Economist gives Fair-Haired Boy Ma 40 lashes with a Wet Noodle

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
The Economist ran a surprising article this week that's been the talk of Taiwan: Ma the Bumbler. Although there has been much glee on the pan-Green side (more on their moronic response in a moment), showing once again how in Taiwan, Foreigners Validate, this piece is actually a pile of tepid dreck that totally misses on saying what it should have said, no doubt due to The Economist's commitment to ideological purity and its longtime support of Ma Ying-jeou. Although it also appears that the writers didn't do their research. Let's have a look.... Ordinary people do not find their liv... more »

Support for Unrestricted Abortion Skyrocketing

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 hours ago
Oh dear. That old bugaboo, unintended consequences, is biting back big time. In both Canada and the US, classic overreach on the abortion issue is creating a 'backlash among moderates'. Here in Canada, support for unrestricted abortion is skyrocketing The question asked on October 27: Should abortion be legal in all circumstances, should it be legal in some circumstances or should it be illegal in all circumstances? A Forum Research poll for the *National Post* recently asked 1,735 randomly selected Canadians 18 years of age or older when abortion should be legal. A full 60% of ... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:22:11 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 09:22:11 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.854°S, 134.029°E Depth 19.4 km (12.1 miles) Region NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA Distances 103 km (64 miles) NNW of Dobo, Indonesia

Happy Birthday to Us!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 hours ago
Unbelievably, DAMMIT JANET! turns four years old today. Here are the two launch announcements. At one, we had some confessions to make. By two, we were getting a bit blasé. At our third b-day party, we were showing some leg(s). (Ok, not really.) For me, the most notable bloggy event of our past year was the bust-up with ProgBlogs and the subsequent creation of Canadian Progressive Voices (for which DJ! claims no credit atallatall). I hafta say though how pleased I am at how DJ! has evolved. We have collected such *interesting* monsters writers and commenters. ADDED: From the c... more »

September 11, 2001: The Crimes of War Committed “In the Name of 9/11″

Intercept at The Intercept - 6 hours ago
Global Research Professor Michel Chossudovsky Initiating a Legal Procedure against the Perpetrators of 9/11 [image: 911TRUTH3] *September 11, 2001: The Crimes of War **Committed “in the Name of 9/11″* *Initiating a Legal Procedure * *against the Perpetrators of 9/11* * Michel Chossudovsky * * * * *International Conference on “9/11 Revisited – Seeking the Truth” * *Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) * *Kuala Lumpur, November 2012* *Introduction* *The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history, a decisive watershed, a breaking p... more »

Gaza Conflict: Rockets Hit Israeli City

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Four rockets have hit the Israeli city of Ashdod this morning, after Israel carried out 180 airstrikes on Gaza overnight. There have been no reports of causalities in the rocket attack, which was confirmed by the Israel Defence Forces. The latest airstrikes on Gaza City targeted the Hamas government headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. http://news.sky.com/story/1012641/gaza-conflict-rockets-hit-israeli-city

FEMA and the National Security Police State

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
''Executive Orders have been on the books for a half century now, empowering the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take control of everything from public and private communications, energy and transportation to housing and more. Most disturbing is that these presidential decrees encompass the registration and seizure of people, including the separation of family members, should the government find it necessary.'' http://www.newswithviews.com/Weeks/darren114.htm

America Begins Nation-Building at Home (Provided Your Home is the Middle East)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
''A billion dollars from the federal government: that kind of money could go a long way toward revitalizing a country’s aging infrastructure. It could provide housing or better water and sewer systems. It could enhance a transportation network or develop an urban waterfront. It could provide local jobs. It could do any or all of these things. And, in fact, it did. It just happened to be in the Middle East, not the United States. The Pentagon awarded $667.2 million in contracts in 2012, and more than $1 billion during Barack Obama’s first term in office for construction projects in l... more »

Europe’s separatists gaining ground, adding to continent's strains

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
''As debt-burdened European governments struggle to overcome the disparities in their still-imperfect union, old demons of regional separatism have surged anew in recent months, raising another unwelcome challenge to the continent's traditional nation-states. Separatist movements have dramatically reinforced their positions here in Belgium's prosperous Flanders region, where the independence-minded New Flemish Alliance captured Antwerp's 16th-century City Hall on Oct. 14 and, under its populist leader Bart De Wever, is heading into national elections in 2014 with new wind in its sai... more »

Why Bankers Rule the World

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Professor Margrit Kennedy writes that a stunning 35% to 40% of everything we buy goes to interest. This interest goes to bankers, financiers, and bondholders, who take a 35% to 40% cut of our gross domestic product. That helps explain how wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street. The rich get progressively richer at the expense of the poor, not just because of “Wall Street greed” but because of the inexorable mathematics of our private banking system.'' http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-bankers-rule-the-world/5311833

Libya Fiasco Exposes Chain of Incompetent Generals In Charge At the Pentagon

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The extramarital affair cited for the resignation of CIA chief Gen Petraeus is insignificant by far compared to his belonging to a section of US military and intelligence elite pursuing a complex right-wing global agenda. Carter Ham has been removed as head of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM). General Petraeus resigned from the CIA on November 9. Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette was reassigned on October 26 as the commander of the USS John C. Stennis strike group. These three changes at the top of the US military establishment are all related to the failed NATO intervention in North Afr... more »

Why The States Must Secede To Save America

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Radio host Alex Jones today called for a second American Revolution led by states who would secede from the federal government and reconstitute the Republic under the terms of the Declaration of Independence, bill of rights and constitution. The call for Americans to rally behind a restoration of the Republic and the bill of rights comes on the back of a burgeoning secessionist movement that has swept the country with residents from all 50 states submitting petitions to the White House calling for states to withdraw from the union and form their own independent governments. The pe... more »

Petraeus case shows ease of government email snooping

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The scandal surrounding the sudden resignation of an adulterous CIA director has stunned the American public not just for its prominent cast of characters, but also because of the ease with which authorities appeared to have traipsed through personal email accounts. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-usa-generals-email-privacy-idUSBRE8AG04920121117

New Yorker Jailed For Role In Failed Bomb Plot

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
A Bosnia-born US citizen has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a foiled suicide-bomb plot on New York City subways in 2009. Adis Medunjanin, 28, was convicted this year of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, attempting to commit an act of terrorism and other terrorism charges in a plot authorities called one of the closest calls since the 9/11 attacks. Prosecutors had argued for a life term for Medunjanin, saying he "committed a host of heinous crimes aimed at killing and maiming his fellow American citizens in order to alter and take revenge for American f... more »

Petraeus Switches Up His Story on the Benghazi Attacks

Intercept at The Intercept - 6 hours ago
Wired Spencer Ackerman Former Gen. David Petraeus at a Fourth of July ceremony in Kabul, 2010Former CIA Director David Petraeus knew all along that the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked by al-Qaida-aligned terrorists this past September. Only he wasn’t so certain when he first briefed Congress on the Libyan disaster, just days after it occurred. And even the most Petraeus-friendly legislators find it odd that the former CIA director is retroactively editing his testimony. Petraeus emerged from his compounding week-long fall from grace to testify behind closed doors to the Ho... more »

Australian Missing Girl: Remains Found In Croc's Stomach

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Australian authorities searching for a seven-year-old girl have found what appears to be human remains inside a 3m crocodile. An extensive search began at first light for the girl who was last seen swimming at the natural pool at an outstation about 210 miles (340km) east of the city of Darwin on Friday afternoon. The girl was swimming with other children and an adult at the time. "Witnesses have told police that a crocodile attacked the male adult before pulling the girl under water," Senior Sergeant Shaun Gill said. http://news.sky.com/story/1012624/crocodile-attack-human-remains-... more »

‘Washington Post’ prints false narrative of how Gaza escalation started

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
MondoWeiss Alex Kane [image: Palestinian Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (R) and Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil hold the body of a Palestinian baby boy who was killed in an Israeli air strike] Palestinian Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (R) and Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil hold the body of a Palestinian baby boy who was killed in an Israeli air strike on November 16, 2012 during a visitYou know the drill by now: an escalation occurs in the Gaza Strip that is automatically blamed on Palestinian fighters. *The New York Times *does it, as th... more »

9 Health Risk of Drinking Soda Pop by Jake Butler

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
9 Health Risk of Drinking Soda Pop by Jake Butler Healthy Living, 2 July 2012 A meal consisting of burgers and fries is never complete without soda pop. We never think of the ill-effects that these beverages have on our health when we gulp them down every day. Here is why you should bring down the intake of soft drinks to bare minimum... Soda pop is a very popular beverage in the U.S., and people of all age groups love to relish it. It is immensely consumed by the younger generation, more specifically school-going children. With the placement of soda pop vending machines in scho... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF GUATEMALA - 17th November 201

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:13:48 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 04:13:48 AM at epicenter Location 13.192°N, 92.007°W Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region OFF THE COAST OF GUATEMALA Distances 123 km (76 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala

Penn and Teller saw a lady in half... twice!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
How ? Huh?!

Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel. "Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night," reports the Jerusalem Post. "The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries." The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, "Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council." It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestini... more »

Iran delays planned start-up of Arak nuclear reactor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Iran has postponed until 2014 the planned start-up of a research reactor which Western experts say could potentially offer the Islamic Republic a second route to produce material for a nuclear bomb, a U.N. report showed. Tehran has continued to install cooling and moderator circuit piping in the heavy water plant near the town of Arak. Nuclear analysts say this type of reactor could yield plutonium for nuclear arms if the spent fuel is reprocessed, something Iran has said it has no intention of doing. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-nuclear-iran-reactor-idUSBRE8AG05C2012... more »

Gilberto Valle indicted in detailed plot to 'rape, cook, kill and eat 100 women' facing him with life in prison

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Six year police veteran Gilberto Valle, 28, was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping on Friday, facing him with life in prison if convicted in what his defence has argued was only a 'fantasy.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234316/Gilberto-Valle-NYPD-cannibal-cop-indicted-plot-rape-cook-kill-eat-100-women.html

Bob Charles November 11, 2012 Radio Interview With Thomas O. Mills

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
*Listen to the radio interview by clicking on the link below:* *Radio Show Audio Link* *You might also wish to look at these links below also:* *http://www.kinetichifi.com/shows/bobcharles/* *https://twitter.com/BobCharlesShow* *http://www.facebook.com/bobcharlesshow* * Thomas O. Mills Author * *The Book of Truth A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation Story &* *Stonehenge If This Was East*

Petraeus tells Congress that 'Obama administration altered CIA talking points' on Benghazi

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
David Petraeus, former CIA director, has testified on Capitol Hill that 'talking points' on Benghazi initially prepared by the CIA were subsequently altered before being given to Ambassador Susan Rice. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233975/Petraeus-tells-Congress-Obama-administration-altered-CIA-talking-points-Benghazi.html

Costas Vaxevanis who published list of 2,000 'tax dodgers' is made to stand trial AGAIN

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
There was fury across Greece today after it was announced that a journalist who published the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts is to stand trial again. Costas Vaxevanis has been told that his acquital earlier this month for breaking data privacy laws after publishing the so-called ‘Lagarde List’ was 'faulty.' The Athens Public Prosecutor’s office said that Mr Vaxevanis must now be tried again by a higher court on the same charges. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234040/Greek-journalist-published-list-2-000-tax-dodgers-stand-trial-breaking-privacy-law... more »

Sex gangs report 'will play down threat of Pakistani men targeting white girls'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
An official inquiry into child sex gangs will fail to highlight the targeting of white girls by Pakistani men. Instead the year-long Government-backed investigation will say that child sex abuse is a problem caused by men of all backgrounds in towns and cities across the country. The findings of the inquiry by Sue Berelowitz, the Deputy Children's Commissioner for England, are likely to anger ministers and provoke disbelief among those who have observed and investigated cases of abuse of teenage girls in towns in Lancashire and Yorkshire. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-223... more »

France 'not sick man of Europe'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
France's socialist government seized on better than expected economic growth figures to reject concern that France could become the next focus of the eurozone crisis, insisting it is acting to reform the flagging economy. "France is not the sick man of Europe. France remains the world's fifth largest economic power that has all its resources but which needs to recover its competitiveness," Pierre Moscovici, the finance minister told the FT. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/17/business/france-sick-man/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake TARAPACA, CHILE - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 09:09:35 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 06:09:35 AM at epicenter Location 18.890°S, 68.993°W Depth 115.7 km (71.9 miles) Region TARAPACA, CHILE Distances 148 km (92 miles) ESE (107°) from Arica, Chile

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 09:06:26 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 08:06:26 PM at epicenter Location 22.235°S, 171.643°E Depth 115.1 km (71.5 miles) Region SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS Distances 389 km (242 miles) SE (141°) from Isangel, Vanuatu

La Mantequilla es Mejor!

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Origin: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agriculture-Society/217990047058 La Mantequilla es Mejor! La mantequilla y tu Salud *ENFERMEDADES CARDIOVASCULARES* *(ECV):* La mantequilla contiene muchos nutrientes que protegen contra las ECV incluyendo vitaminas A, D, K y E, lecitina, yodo y selenio. Una encuesta realizada por The Medical Research Council mostró que los hombres que consumían mantequilla tenían menos riesgo de padecer ECV que aquellos que consumían margarina *(Nutrition Week* *3/22/91,* *21:22).* *CÁNCER: * Los ácidos grasos de cadena corta y media que contiene la mantequi... more »

Ethnic Cleansing or WAR?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
*Image: Palestinian Fares Sadallah, 11, cries outside his home after an Israeli airstrike Friday in northern Gaza.* Convoys carrying tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers rolled toward the Gaza border Saturday, raising the specter of an imminent ground invasion after Palestinian militants appeared to raise the stakes by firing rockets at the holy city of Jerusalem. The mobilization of troops along the Israel-Gaza border follows news Friday that the Israeli government authorized the call up of 75,000 reservists, the latest move by Israel in its days-old military campaign to stop roc... more »

Anonymous hacker group attacks Israeli websites

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Hacking group Anonymous has launched a series of cyber attacks against websites in Israel. Data bombardments briefly knocked some sites offline and led to others being defaced with pro-Palestinian messages. The OpIsrael campaign was launched by the hacking collective in retaliation for attacks on Gaza. The cyber attacks come as the Israeli army updates its web campaign adding "achievements" and "badges" for regular visitors. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20356757

Mike's Musings: Seven devils for every one exorcised

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago

Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Malaysia and Egypt have agreed to ask “international power brokers” to help stop escalating violence in the Middle East, the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country said. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement from his office that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called him late Friday to discuss the latest Israeli air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza. “Both countries agreed to ask international power brokers to influence Israel to stop its military aggression towards the Palestinian people,” said the statement issued after the 15-minute call. http://news.asiaone.... more »

UK pulls plug on £11m Uganda aid: Minister acts over fears YOUR cash is being stolen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Britain last night froze direct aid to the Ugandan government amid growing evidence of a multi-million pound fraud. Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, halted the transfer of the final £11million of £27million routed to the office of prime minister Patrick Amama Mbabazi. The money was intended to fund poverty alleviation programmes, such as an education and training scheme for young people in the north of the country. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234236/UK-pulls-plug-11m-Uganda-aid-Minister-acts-fears-YOUR-cash-stolen.html

Vladimir Putin reacts angrily to Angela Merkel's Pussy Riot comments

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Vladimir Putin reacted angrily to the German chancellor Angela Merkel's questioning of the two-year jail sentence for the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot on Friday, telling her that a member the group had once committed an anti-Semitic act. "I don't know whether the two women should have been sent to a prison," Merkel said during public talks with the Russian president before the two retreated for closed-door talks. "I don't know whether the same would have happened to them in Germany. "It would have generated a debate about whether that should go on in a church, no question. But... more »

Didn't Take Long For Republican Cry Babies To Befoul The Waters

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 9 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe Old Scout, the handle of a frequent commenter on my home blog, remarked about one of my recent post-election posts that I was being far, far too polite with right-wingers after Obama's re-election. Now I have to concede his point. There are just some people with whom you can't make nice. I thought I would sincerely try to do that, to make nice at least up to a point, because I was taken aback after witnessing some of the obnoxious gloating that "conservatives" did after the highly questionable 2004 presidential election. But it was wasted effort, I must concede. It... more »

Jill Kelley Asked for $80M, Bragged of Petraeus Connection

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A New York businessman who discussed a multi-billion-dollar Korean business deal with Jill Kelley said the Tampa woman at the center of the Petraeus scandal told him Gen. Petraeus had arranged for her to become an honorary consul for South Korea and promote free trade, and then asked him for $80 million to complete the deal. "Ms. Kelley made it clear to me that General Petraeus put her in this position, and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels [of the Korean government]," said Adam Victor, president and CEO of TransGas Development Systems, "that they were ess... more »

Wal-Mart files U.S. labor charge against union

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking its first legal step to stop months of protests and rallies outside Walmart stores, targeting the union that it says is behind such actions. Wal-Mart filed an unfair labor practice charge against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, or UFCW, asking the National Labor Relations Board to halt what the retailer says are unlawful attempts to disrupt its business. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-walmart-union-idUSBRE8AF1DB20121117

Israel hits Hamas government buildings as reservists mobilized

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Israeli aircraft pounded Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion. Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, said Israeli planes bombed the office building of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh - where he had met on Friday with the Egyptian prime minister - and struck a police headquarters. Despite the violence, Tunisia's foreign minister arrived in the coastal enclave early Saturday in a show of Arab solidarity, ... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 9 hours ago
*In the Guardian, cartoonist Steve Bell shows Israel controlling Britain's politicians. Steve Bell has not yet been sacked by the Guardian.* On 17 November 2012, DOMINIC SANDBROOK, in the Daily Mail, writes about *"the collapse of the public's trust in our institutions."* * * *The collapse of the public's trust in our institutions - Daily Mail* *According to the pollsters Ipsos-Mori:* Only 29 per cent of people in the UK trust the bankers. 19 per cent trust the Press. 17 per cent trust government ministers. 14 per cent trust politicians. *Is it the spooks, like Casey above, who ... more »

Hague War Court Frees Croatian Generals

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Two Croatian generals have returned home to a hero's welcome after a UN court overturned their convictions for war crimes during the bloody 1990s breakup of Yugoslavia. The acquittal of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia was met with tears of joy in Croatia - and outrage in Serbia. Within hours, the two men returned home from The Hague and were being cheered by tens of thousands of people waving Croatian flags and singing nationalist songs in Zagreb's main square. In Serbia, the decision was condemned as politically moti... more »

Anniversaries: Wigner, Néel, Hofstadter

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
On November 17th, I usually dedicated space to the anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, the beginning of the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, which occurred on the 50th anniversary of the clash between Czech students and the Nazi regime in 1939, a clash from which the students emerged (in 1,200 cases, in concentration camps) as losers (temporarily). However, physicists are being born and dying on November 17th, too. In 1990, Robert Hofstadter died. He was born in 1915 into a family of a salesman, studied or was affiliated with CUNY, General Electric, Princeton, Upenn, an... more »

Australia: Search For Girl Feared Taken By Crocodile

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Australian police are searching for a seven-year-old girl feared taken by a crocodile while swimming with her family in a remote part of the country's Northern Territory. The child was reported to have been taken at a waterhole in Gumarrirnbang, situated 210 miles east of the city of Darwin. A search by police and volunteers on Friday failed to find the girl and extra police and wildlife rangers have been flown to the remote area. http://news.sky.com/story/1012624/search-for-girl-feared-taken-by-crocodile

Blaec Lammers Arrested: Twilight Shooting Plot Foiled In Missouri

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A man has been accused of plotting a shooting inside a cinema during a screening of the new Twilight film after his mother contacted police. Blaec Lammers, 23, has been charged with first-degree assault, making a terrorist threat and armed criminal action. His mother alerted police after fearing her son had purchased weapons similar to those used in a cinema shooting earlier this year in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Bolivar Police Chief Steve Hamilton said: "Thankfully we had a responsible family member or we might have had a different out... more »

The Copper Age - magnetic revelations - neodynium

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 9 hours ago
why is it we hear so much on History shows about the Iron Age and the Bronze Age but so little about the Copper Age (which preceded them all)? Copper was first utilised in its raw form about 8,000 years before Bronze or Iron, and what's so special about Copper? Well, its magnetic/electrical properties. Hell, most of our electrical conductor technology is based around copper wiring. In fact, there's evidence of copper-vinegar lamps being used in ancient civilisations. Now, you can magnetise a lump of iron by heating it or you can find it already magnetised in the form of magnetite ak... more »

Egypt School Bus Crash: At least 40 Children Killed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Up to 40 school children have been killed after a train collided with a bus in a city south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. Egypt's official news agency said 40 children died, however a doctor at a hospital in Assiut, near the crash site, said the death toll was 38, among them 37 children. The children were reportedly aged between four and six years. http://news.sky.com/story/1012686/dozens-killed-in-egypt-school-bus-crash

Israeli airstrikes kill eight and pound Hamas government buildings in Gaza

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Israel has carried out 180 airstrikes in Gaza City, reportedly killing eight people and targeting the Hamas government headquarters. Medics have told AFP that the eight people died in central and southern Gaza and 30 were injured in the latest strikes. An aerial attack on Rafah in southern Gaza killed four people on Saturday, Palestinian medics said, while other strikes elsewhere in the city killed another four people. http://news.sky.com/story/1012641/eight-people-reported-dead-in-gaza-airstrikes


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A damaging storm has turned "day into night" in Brisbane, as lightning and winds brought down powerlines and left more than 6000 homes and businesses without electricity. Meanwhile, another severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for other parts of the state. The Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) was busy cleaning up the Brisbane CBD on Saturday afternoon after wild weather ripped through the city at about 11am (AEST) on Saturday. http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/latest/15407448/severe-qld-storm-leaves-6000-without-power/

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 06:47:44 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:47:44 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.974°N, 92.484°W Depth 34.7 km (21.6 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 67 km (41 miles) SSW of Ocos, Guatemala

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 05:29:45 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 05:29:45 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 20.252°S, 178.442°W Depth 583.8 km (362.8 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 51 km (31 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA REGION - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 6.1 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 05:12:56 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:12:56 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.311°S, 172.374°W Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles) Region TONGA REGION Distances 174 km (108 miles) ENE of Neiafu, Tonga

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 04:35:58 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:35:58 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.829°N, 84.894°W Depth 172 km (106.9 miles) Region COSTA RICA Distances 15 km (9 miles) ESE of Upala, Costa Rica

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 03:11:29 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 09:11:29 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.002°S, 95.943°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND Distances 1597 km (992 miles) WSW of San Juan Bautista, Chile

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake VANUATU - 17th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 5.7 Date-Time Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 02:51:24 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 01:51:24 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 15.026°S, 167.426°E Depth 128.4 km (79.8 miles) Region VANUATU Distances 35 km (21 miles) E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

Never Ending Search for Sasquatch

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This item is written by a a chap who is pretty fresh to the topic and he has picked off a few recent examples which are a long way from the best information available. Otherwise, what is really happening is that the show and other events is allowing the media to openly tackle the topic and simply get up in the morning and try writing up the individual stories as they come in. That is very welcome. What the show has certainly done is to wake up everyone to the fact that there is one near you. It is not just a West Coast curiosity. I would like to make a few general obs... more »

Inflatable Plugs For Tunnel Flood Protection

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This is actually a pretty creditable solution that looks to stand up. Whether the plugs are able to withstand chemical degradation for decades is quite another matter. On the other hand this is a solution out looking for a problem. For instance, can it be used as a permanent plug in a pipeline that needs to be turned on and off regularly. It could replace heavy flood gate structures. I particularly think of the huge concrete structure built to protect London and Venice and wonder if something like this may be helpful. On the other hand, a well placed concrete barrie... more »

World's Rarest Whale Recovered

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This is a handy reminder of hard it is to acquire a sample of a rare widely distributed species, even if they are large. Recall that the population of the Sasquatch most certainly approaches 50,000 individuals. That is good enough for occasional accidental sightings but little else since that creature actively avoids contact. This whale was never hunted and the actual population can not be small. Most likely it is easily mistaken for something else. At least now we have a real sample and can go for there. It is clearly a creature of the southern oceans and likely numb... more »

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHWEST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 23:55:50 UTC Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:55:50 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.084°N, 153.056°E Depth 415.4 km (258.1 miles) Region NORTHWEST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS Distances 247 km (153 miles) WNW of Ozernovskiy, Russia

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 16th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, November 16, 2012 at 21:06:48 UTC Friday, November 16, 2012 at 03:06:48 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.895°N, 88.772°W Depth 72.1 km (44.8 miles) Region OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR Distances 48 km (29 miles) SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador

Portugal: Tornado Hits Algarve: Eight Hurt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A tornado has hit Portugal's popular holiday hotspot the Algarve, tossing and flipping vehicles - some with people inside - and causing flooding in areas. Hundreds of people have been left homeless, trees uprooted, balconies, roof tiles and framework ripped off, and windows shattered as the violent winds struck the region. Eight people were injured and taken to hospital for treatment. Firefighters said most of those injured had to be pulled out of overturned vehicles. http://news.sky.com/story/1012619/tornado-hits-portugals-algarve-eight-hurt

Steve Messham - Bryn Estyn care home abuse - Police lost paedo-polaroids

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 10 hours ago
Steve Messham, who was abused as a child at the Bryn Estyn care home in North Wales, alleges that he supplies "five or six dozen" that's 60-72 polaroid photographs SHOWING THE ABUSE of boys at the care home by visiting members of UK's elite and politicians. Steve handed over this damning evidence in 1979(!) and nothing much happened to many of other abusers whose faces were clearly visible in more than one shot. Clearly visible abusing boys; no better evidence. Police say, "These photographs are now 'missing'." The perfect solution (back in 1979) would have been to DISPLAY THESE ... more »

Alberta health minister to doctors: shut up and take your medicine!

david at Alberta Diary - 11 hours ago
Long memories? D’ya think? Tory Health Minister Fred Horne overturns an Alberta physicians’ vehicle yesterday. Alberta Progressive Conservative ministers may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: The real Fred Horne, Alberta Medical Association President Dr. Michael Giuffre, former AMA President Dr. Linda Slocombe. When Alberta’s most powerful union – the Alberta Medical Association, which until ... more »

Danny Baker's favourite call ever

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago

Malaysia Interlude: Shopping Pulau Labuan In Chinese!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 11 hours ago
As you all know, I really love Malaysia and have gone there the last two years to enjoy a couple of weeks of cycling in Borneo each time. So when the good people at Tourism Malaysia contacted me and said write for us! I was totally happy to. Here is my piece on Shopping on Labuan Island in Chinese. Pictures by me too! Once again: I'm heading back to Malaysia in January, maybe the Peninsula, maybe another restful two weeks in Borneo. Would love to have you along! This article was part of a publication for Tourism Malaysia. If you enjoyed this article and would like to find out more ... more »

Our Hearts, Minds, And Wills Have Been Seized For World War III

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 12 hours ago
*Chained Heart by Depsycho*. *Source of picture.* *Read For Background:* A Rigged Revolution: How The Shadow CIA-MI6 Network Put Khomeini And Militant Islamists in Power. Why The West Created The Islamic Republic of Iran, And Why It Wants To Destroy It Now. The British And U.S. Governments Installed Khomeini Into Power In 1979. Hostage To False Flag Terror: The Link Between The October Surprise And The September Surprise. Giving Americans And Muslims Reasons To Fight: 9/11, Al-Qaeda, Drones, And Counterinsurgency. 9/11 And Karbala: The Stories We Tell Ourselves To Give Meaning T... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
Thanks to your generosity I have enough to get an iMac! What a shock! Went shopping for one today but the Apple Store, Best Buys and Fry's Electronics are sold out of them. Apple is apparently bringing a new thinner model out but have some supply chain glitch. They aren't in the stores yet. I am thinking maybe I should just bear with this PC until my daughter gets home and hopefully Apple with have them in stock by Thanksgiving. I might be able to get the older model online but with shipping it puts me into the same time frame. I am simply amazed at the love shown me. Its... more »


With Israeli troops, tanks and armoured vehicles amassing at the border of the Gaza Strip and with no let up in the tit-for-tat bombardments from both sides, it certainly seems that an invasion is imminent. Since it was Israel that initiated and provoked the current violence that has led to this situation, it also seems likely that the Israelis had contrived and manipulated events to ensure that it would lead to invasion. In other words, this has been in the planning for some time. The question now is; once the Israelis invade the Gaza Strip, what next? After Operation Cast Lead in... more »

Occupied Borders: Israeli activist for Palestine visits Tohono O'odham land

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Dr. Dalit Baum with Mike Wilson in Tucson. Photo Brenda Norrell *Occupied Borders: Palestine and Tohono O’odham land, human rights activists making change* *“The Tohono O‘odham Nation is now occupied by a foreign army called the US Border Patrol." **Tohono O'odham Mike Wilson.* * * *By Brenda Norrell* ***Censored News copyright* *http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com* TUCSON -- An Israeli speaking out for the rights of Palestinians visited the Tohono O’odham border and then shared her insights on the similarities between the treatment of Palestine by Israel, and the treatment of American... more »

Sunday Classics preview: Another set of three exotic Mahler "middle movements"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic in the Deryck Cooke performing version of the first of the two scherzos of Mahler's uncompleted Tenth Symphony, 2007.* *by Ken* We're in the middle of two projects. Last week we continued our Sexual Obsession in Opera series with the initial intersection of the protagonists of Bizet's *Carmen*, the free-spirited gypsy Carmen and the Basque army sergeant Don José, both displaced to Seville. And two weeks ago we attacked Mahler's uniquely wonderful Seventh Symphony from the middle: listening to the three middle movements -- the two *... more »


Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
*More info:* http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/report-rockets-fired-egypt-hit-israel_663502.html

Somalian Psyops, Flu Fraud, War Crimes - New World Next Week

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
Welcome to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: *Story #1*: Political Sockpuppetry - US Military Behind Fake African News Sites http://ur1.ca/awyne Bloggers' Fear - Russian Crackdown On Illegal Web Content Causes Stir http://ur1.ca/awynf Corbett Report on Psyops 101: A Brief History of Fake News http://ur1.ca/ar12k NWNW Flashback: Fake Report Of Russian Tanks Sparks Panic In Country Of Georgia http://ur1.ca/rn5c *Story #2*: British Medic... more »

If You Care About Gaza, Support 9/11 Truth

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
*Gaza is under attack. America is under attack. Truth is under attack.* *Related:* *Rethink 9/11: A Letter To Peace Activists*. *If Martin Luther King, Jr. Were Alive Today, He Would Call For A New 9/11 Investigation*. All the bleeding heart liberals who view 9/11 truth-tellers as kooks should stop being so smug and investigate the 9/11 events with a more critical eye. Being a conformist follower who blindly accepts the U.S. government line on the most significant event in our times is nothing to be proud about. If you want to build international political pressure on the terror... more »

Analysis: Gaza & the Politics of ‘Greater Israel’

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
IDF announcement designed to provoke. *November 17, 2012* (Nile Bowie) - The Israeli bombardment of Gaza being perpetuated under ‘Operation Pillar of Defense’ comes at an interesting time. Under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, the expansion of illegal Jewish settlements into Palestinian lands has increased at unprecedented rates. Netanyahu’s administration has approved the construction of 850 settler homes in the occupied West Bank in June 2012, even after the Israeli parliament rejected a bill to retroactively legalize some of the existing homes in the area. [2]... more »

Understanding China's Power Transition

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
China’s Transition: Towards a Red Revival or Socialist Democracy? *November 17, 2012* (Nile Bowie) - As China’s 18th Communist Party Congress draws to a close, the world’s most populous nation prepares to install the country's fifth generation of leadership since the Chinese Revolution of 1949. Despite overseeing a stringent police state with heavy limitations on political expression, China’s leadership have taken the nation from starvation to space travel in just a few decades, lifting approximately 600 million people out of poverty. [1] Of course, the Communist Party still ha... more »

Israeli Jewish man says Zionism is the cause of the problems

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
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Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Through My Eyes (Nebulae)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind: “VI Spirit - Through My Eyes (Nebulae)” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTgHuUuDQg&playnext=1&list=PLCC1D

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“Unspeakable beauty and unimaginable bedlam can be found together in the Trifid Nebula. Also known as M20, this photogenic nebula is visible with good binoculars towards the constellation of Sagittarius. *Click image for larger size.* The energetic processes of star formation create not only the colors but the chaos. The red-glowing gas results from high-energy starlight striking interstellar hydrogen gas. The dark dust filaments that lace M20 were created in the atmospheres of cool giant stars and in the debris from supernovae explosions. Which bright young stars light up the b... more »

Will The Israeli Terror State Assassinate Assad?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
It is a very real possibility that the Netanyahoo government, in league with nations like Qatar, England and America, will assassinate Assad. Read * this*, and *this*. Remember: *USrael is crazy*. It went crazy on 9/11. It wants World War III. It desires escalations. Assassinating the leader of Syria will be a pivotal event in this unfolding cosmic drama.

Bye-bye, Willard! Don't let the door slam behind you!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I grabbed this snippet off of washingtonpost.com's afternoon update yesterday. It's one of those cases where I didn't feel any great need to read the actual story but surely did enjoy the image conjured -- of Republicans of all stripes waving into the distance and wishing their decommissioned standard-bearer a heartfelt "good riddance" as he fades off toward the horizon borne by the Five Mini-Willards, all of them intoning the famous Romney Savage War-Wimp Chant, "Heck, no, we won't go!" -- to war, that is. -- *Ken* * **"Romney seems to think that newsletters and meetings and mone... more »

Hopi Tribe cites threatened species in new lawsuit to halt desecration of Peaks

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
*By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com The Hopi Tribe filed a new lawsuit to halt the use of reclaimed sewage water for snowmaking on sacred San Francisco Peaks, citing the presence of a threatened plant that only appears on the Peaks. The Hopi Tribe filed for a mandatory injunction on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. A Flagstaff radio station reported that the Arizona Snowbowl began using the snow making equipment on Tuesday. The threatened grounsel, or Packera franciscana, consists of only about 500 plants in the alpine forest of the San Francisco Peaks. T... more »

Chet Raymo, “Charybdis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Charybdis”* by Chet Raymo "To my mind, there is no more spiritually fulfilling experience than lying on one's back under a crystal clear late-summer sky unpolluted by artificial light and seeing the Milky Way arching across the dome of night from Sagittarius in the south to Cassiopeia in the north. Those of you who live in the southern hemisphere will have a different perspective, including a loftier view of the brilliant luminosity near the galactic center in Sagittarius, but you know what I mean. One has a sense of falling into infinity, of becoming a born-again child of cosmi... more »

Louisiana Wants Out. Speaking of Morans.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 17 hours ago
The South will rise again - sort of. America's unhinged Right is breathless with excitement at a few thousand nutjobs in the slave states petitioning Washington for the right to secede from the Union. *...according to Drew Zahn of Christianity Today, Louisiana’s secession petition has more than 14,000 signatures, more than halfway to the threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to respond. Texas, is another state to join the secessionists with about 25,000 signatures.* * * *According to political experts such as strategist Mike Baker, Americans are becoming disenc... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Slangerup, Hovedstaden, Denmark. Thanks for stopping by.

Elsewhere: Filibusters, More, and some Housekeeping

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 17 hours ago
I haven't been running these items this week, and I wound up posting less over here today than intended thanks to a balky computer this morning, but I figured I should link to at least some of what I've been up to. A bit of housekeeping down in the last paragraph, too. The main thing has been the filibuster all week. In particular, I wroteagainst talking filibusters yesterday, and then again today. It's both impractical as a solution, and irrational, and...well, read the pieces if you need to be convinced. Also one earlier in the week about filibusters and executive branch nominatio... more »

Alan Watts, "All About The Folly..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Archimedes said, "Give me a fulcrum and I will move the Earth"; but there isn't one. It is like betting on the future of the human race - I might wish to lay a bet that the human race would destroy itself by the year 3000, but there is nowhere to place the bet. On the contrary, I am involved in the world and must try to see that it does not blow itself to pieces. I once had a terrible argument with Margaret Mead. She was holding forth one evening on the absolute horror of the atomic bomb, and how everybody should spring into action and abolish it, but she was getting so furious a... more »

“Living With the Contradictions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Living With the Contradictions: A Human Potential Visionary* * Talks About Our Infinite Potential and How We Also Block Progress”* By Charles Eisenstein "Last week I sat down for a telephone conversation with Joseph Chilton Pearce, an author who has had a big influence not only on my work, but on the way I have raised my children. He alerted me early on to the damage that hospital birthing, day care, television, and modern schooling do to the developing brain. A World War Two veteran, he could be considered one of the elders of the human potential movement, although he brings t... more »

SC12 Day 6

Southern Man at Southern Man - 18 hours ago

The End of Economic Growth?

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 18 hours ago
Listen above to a debate I participated in airing on the CBC tomorrow. Comments welcomed. Here is how the Brent Bambury introduces the program: In the Deep Sixed series, we examine aspects of life we take for granted today that might not survive tomorrow. This week: economic growth. We consider the future of growth with help from Matthew Lazin-Ryder, host of CBC radio's The Invisible Hand, Jeff Rubin, former chief economist for CIBC World Markets and author of *The End of Growth*, and Roger Pielke Jr, Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and ... more »
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