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Sunday, November 18, 2012

18 November - Blogs I`m Following II

Photo © by Jeff Dean
Photo © by Jeff Dean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Starbucks Akeelah and the bee Antediluvian
Starbucks Akeelah and the bee Antediluvian (Photo credit: Majiscup - The Papercup & Sleeve)
St. Anthony's Cemetery (Weiner, Arkansas)
St. Anthony's Cemetery (Weiner, Arkansas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Anthony Weiner at the LGBT Pride para...
English: Anthony Weiner at the LGBT Pride parade, New York City, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Heavily armed police comb Tuscon for gunman who shot officer in the head

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 minutes ago
Sgt Robert Carpenter, pictured, was standing with other officers near a Tucson, Arizona, home following a report of a break-in when, just before dawn on Sunday, he was shot. He underwent surgery and was able to speak afterward. The suspect who shot him, remains on the loose. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235023/Sgt-Robert-Carpenter-Officer-survives-shot-head-cops-manhunt-suspect.html

Bloomberg feeds Sandy victims the same high-calorie food he's banned in New York City

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 minutes ago
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has campaigned to ban food and drinks loaded with salt, fat and sugar in the city but he has no problems feeding it to Sandy victims. According to reports, the MREs - meals ready to eat - are loaded with more salt and fat than a McDonalds Big Mac and a 21-ounce Coke. 'I was told that folks shouldn’t eat these for more than two days straight,' said one person handing out the meals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234890/New-York-Mayor-Bloomberg-feeds-Superstorm-Sandy-victims-artery-clogging-food-hes-campaigned-ban-city.html

Sergeant Nightingale Jailed after Serving his Country, whilst we allow criminals and terrorists free on our Street

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 minutes ago
Mother-of-two Sally Nightingale wants the Prime Minister to give her five minutes of his time in return for the 17 years of service her husband Danny, inset left, has given to the Army. Mrs Nightingale, pictured outside the military prison where Danny is being held, she writes: 'My husband is a good man, a loving father and a loyal servant to his country. He should not be locked away behind bars.' Sergeant Nightingale, 37, a Special Forces sniper who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in military detention after admitting owning a 9mm Glock pistol. http:... more »

Israeli ambassasdor in US deletes tweet after saying that they would be willing to sit down with Hamas over missile attacks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 20 minutes ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234979/Israeli-ambassador-deletes-tweet-saying-willing-sit-Hamas-missile-attacks.html The Israeli ambassador Michael Oren is now blaming staffers for mistakenly posting a tweet saying that the government was willing to meet with Hamas in an effort to stop the ongoing missile attacks. WATCH THE VIDEO, THEY ONLY TWEETED WHAT HE HAD SAID ON AIR

Four bosses of 'unprofitable' Starbucks get £50m reward

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 30 minutes ago
Four bosses at Starbucks have walked away with £50million in pay despite the coffee chain having paid no corporation tax in Britain over the past three years, it has been reported. Documents filed on the firm’s website show the quartet managed to receive handsome fees over the past three years as well as owning shares worth a combined £563.7million. While Starbucks has been trading healthily in recent times, it has managed to post a profit from its UK business only once in 15 years, according to reports. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234974/Four-bosses-unprofitable-Starb... more »

The Party's Over For The Tea Party Because They Couldn't Come Up With Any Solutions-- And We Need Viable Solutions, Not A Failed Austerity Agenda

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 35 minutes ago
Not every Member of Congress can be Alan Grayson. That used to make me so frustrated. Then Anthony Weiner tried... but he was Anthony Weiner, not Alan Grayson-- and what a disaster that turned out to be! Alan isn't looking for a platform that's popular... he embodies that platform with his entire being-- the way Raul Grijalva does, the way Judy Chu does, the way Barbara Lee does, the way Jerry Nadler does... the way, I'm afraid. Anthony Weiner just never really did. Authenticity still means something in politics. A few days ago Eliot Spitzer had Alan Grayson on his TV show, *View... more »

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt)

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 35 minutes ago
Welcome to Meet & Greet Monday! Banner by Art Ist Grab our banner for your site: *SPECIAL NOTE: This will be our last Meet & Greet of the year. We'll return mid-January.* Do you have an Eco-friendly blog or site? Do you occasionally write about the environment or ways to live green? If you answered yes to any, you're invited to link up. Here are the rules: 1. If you have a green-living blog, site and/or write about the environment, sustainability, etc., please use the "linky" below to list your site. 2. If you only occasionally write about green livi... more »

Qatada intends to sue UK for £10m.........When is it time to stop his bloody benefits and stick him on a plane?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 37 minutes ago
Abu Qatada has told his family that he plans to sue the British government for £10million for ‘unlawful detention’. The hate preacher has said he wants compensation for his ‘extended mistreatment’ after a judge released him from jail last week and blocked his deportation to Jordan to face terror charges. Qatada was awarded a far smaller payout from the European Court of Human Rights three years ago after judges ruled he had been unfairly detained in Belmarsh high security jail without trial. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234924/Qatada-intends-sue-10million-says-family-Ha... more »

Bangladesh slum fire kills 11

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 37 minutes ago
A fire swept through a shantytown in Bangladesh's capital on Sunday, killing at least 11 people, police and officials said. All the dead were children and women. Authorities said the blaze burned some 700 closely packed thatched houses to the ground at Hazaribagh area of Dhaka, rendering several thousand poor people homeless. Mizanur Rahman, a deputy director of the Fire Service and Civil Defence, said that they had recovered the bodies of six women and five children so far. Many of the injured who suffered severe burn injuries were taken public and private hospitals. http://edit... more »

Empty Shops Rate Sets 'Alarm Bells Ringing'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 37 minutes ago
One in 10 shops in UK high streets and shopping centres were empty in October - the worst figure since the British Retail Consortium's nationwide survey began in July 2011. As retailers continue to battle against stagnating sales and rising costs, the new figures showed last month's town centre vacancy rate at 11.3%. A fifth of store units are currently empty in Northern Ireland, while the rate for Wales is 15.1% and for the North & Yorkshire region the rate is 14.6%. Greater London had 7.6% of its units lying empty. http://news.sky.com/story/1013208/empty-shops-rate-sets-alarm-bell... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake EAST OF THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS - 19th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 52 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Monday, November 19, 2012 at 04:09:27 UTC Monday, November 19, 2012 at 03:09:27 AM at epicenter Location 59.348°S, 18.310°W Depth 6.5 km (4.0 miles) Region EAST OF THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS Distances 468 km (291 miles) E (98°) from Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

Israel Faces “Unprecedented” Cyber Attack over Gaza - min.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 58 minutes ago
Israel had to repel millions of cyber attacks on government websites since the start of its operation in Gaza, Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper said citing an Israeli minister. "This is an unprecedented attack," said Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, who is also charged with overseeing internet security. He added that Israel had "deflected 44 million cyber attacks on government websites." http://en.ria.ru/world/20121119/177576471.html

Israel blasts Gaza police building on sixth day of conflict

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
An Israeli air strike levelled a police headquarters in Gaza City as the conflict between Israel and the enclave's Hamas rulers entered a sixth day. The strike, which which hit just after 2:00am on Monday local time, completely destroyed the Abbas police HQ building, the second biggest police facility in Gaza City, according to the AFP news agency. It came after the bloodiest day yet in the conflict, with 29 Palestinians reported killed on Sunday as Israel continued its attacks on Gaza. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-19/israel-gaza-conflict-day-six/4379648

Syria rebels say seized military base near Turkey border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Syrian rebels said they captured a large special forces base on a main road between the city of Aleppo and the Turkish border on Sunday. No independent verification of the rebels' statement was immediately available. Video footage showed rebels inside the 18 sq km (7 square mile) facility in Orum al-Sughra among tanks and artillery they had seized. At least 18 troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were taken prisoner, opposition campaigners said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/us-syria-crisis-compound-idUSBRE8AH0J520121119

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 18th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 22:12:52 UTC Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 04:12:52 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.202°N, 92.398°W Depth 37.5 km (23.3 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 40 km (24 miles) SSW of Ocos, Guatemala

We bail them out....So that they can go to Mars!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
THREE skint countries that could bring down the eurozone are blowing £338million on a trip to MARS. Basket-case Italy will shell out a staggering £278million on the project. Riot-hit Spain — teetering on the edge of financial ruin — has earmarked £58.3million. And bailed-out Portugal — second only to Greece as the “sick man of Europe” — is spending £2.1million on the trip. All three are members of the 19-nation European Space Agency — the EU’s answer to Nasa — which has “budgeted” £850million for the mission to send a rocket to the Red Planet by 2016. Spain and Portugal have also jo... more »

Brazil Indigenous file UN human rights complaint

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
ENGLISH: Human Rights Complaint Document submitted by the National Indigenous Peoples Organization from Brazil (APIB) to the United Nations OHCHR Munduruku protest against dam (Photo © Rebecca Sommer) *(Document submitted by Uilton Tuxá (APIB) to the OHCHR in** **Geneva, 13 November 2012)* * Translated into English by EARTH PEOPLES.* Click here to read the original in Portuguese *By Earth Peoples* http://earthpeoples.org/blog/?p=2866 We are highly concerned about the worsening situation in our country and the increasing violations on our fundamental collective human rights as a pe... more »

Manipulation of Radiation Readings in Fukushima, and the US(?)

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
Paul Langley is discussing Greenpeace's findings on manipulation of municipal radiation detectors in Fukushima City. Langley offers his analysis as well. I recommend reading the entire post on "False Hope" http://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/false-hope-radiation-monitoring-in-the-fukushima-area-greenpeace/ Here is an excerpt of work by Greenpeace that Langley quotes: [Excerpted from Greenpeace] Between October 16 and 19, Greenpeace checked 40 monitoring posts throughout Fukushima city. For 75% of them, the radiation readings close to the posts were lower than readings for... more »

Dr. Jim Fetzer: What Happened to JFK and Why It Matters Today

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 3 hours ago
*An extensive, thorough and detailed explanation of what happened to JFK, how it was covered up, who was responsible and how it changed the course of American history. Presented on 22 November 2011, the occasion of the 48th observance of the death of our 35th President at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the sponsorship of the Sifting and Winnowing Club. The speaker, Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer and McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has chaired or co-chaired four national conferences on JFK and edited three books on the subjec... more »

Aleut Internment Camps: The untold US atrocity

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
*The horrible and untold story of Aleuts forced into US internment camps is told in 'Aleut Story' now on public television stations* ** *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com The horrible and untold story of Aleuts who were forcibly taken from their homes in Alaska and placed in US internment camps during World War II, is told in the Aleut Story. Aleut survivor Harriet Hope, interned at Burnett Inlet Duration Camp, "The story was never told. It was purposely held secret." The film, showing this week on public television, reveals the ever-present d... more »

Is it possible that Crap Christianity -- based on ignorance and savagery -- is finally on the defensive?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Millions of American evangelicals are absolutely shocked by not just the presidential election, but by the entire avalanche of results that came in," , said in an interview. "It's not that our message -- we think abortion is wrong, we think same-sex marriage is wrong -- didn't get out. It did get out. "It's that the entire moral landscape has changed. An increasingly secularized America understands our positions, and has rejected them."* *-- R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (in Louisville, KY)* *by Ken* I've been nursing this story for ... more »

Sask. NDP Leadership Debates Kickoff In Regina

leftdog at Buckdog - 3 hours ago
*Here's some MSM coverage of the first NDP Leadership Candidates debate last night in Regina ...* "REGINA – *The first all-candidate debate in Saskatchewan’s NDP leadership race took place in Regina last night. It was a packed house at the Ramada Inn with over 450 people present for the first of 14 debates. Twelve regional forums are also scheduled in 11 communities across Saskatchewan. Leadership candidates Cam Broten, Ryan Meili, Erin Weir and Trent Wotherspoon shared their visions for the future of the party at the debate.. *.........(more). Leadership candidates Cam Broten, ... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
Yes, it is time for my weekly rant, and today I am supremely pissed off.... We are watching a massive slaughter of innocent civilians in the open air prison camp called the Gaza Strip by the psychotic and murderous nation of Israel, and few are standing up agaisnt this act of mass genocide. It troubles me to watch the media here in Canada flat out lie about what is happening in Palestine right now. The local newspaper for example has almost no reporting of the murder of hundreds of innocent women and children by the Israels. Instead the headlines are filled with reports and pictur... more »

From Hiroshima To Gaza: The Demon of History And The Divinity of "The Others"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
"No, the demons are not banished; that is a difficult task that still lies ahead. Now that the angel of history has abandoned the Germans, the demons will seek a new victim. And that won't be difficult. Every man who loses his shadow, every nation that falls into self-righteousness, is their prey.... We should not forget that exactly the same fatal tendency to collectivization is present in the victorious nations as in the Germans, that they can just as suddenly become a victim of the demonic powers." - Carl Jung: The Postwar Psychic Problems of the Germans (1945). There are war... more »

Gaza ghastliness . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 4 hours ago
SAD IRONY: children who were abused have a propensity to become abusers, and thus the misery proceeds into the future. Similarly, the survivors of the Holocaust have been working over the poor Palestinians in Gaza. The Israelis have been mendacious, to say the least, and today's web allows spin creation that's never been seen before. The Iron Dome defense system firesto intercept incoming

Paisaje del edén - Lugares increíbles de nuestra tierra

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 5 hours ago
[image: Paisaje fascinante con río, arena y arboles de colores] *Nota:* Haga usted click aquí para ver más imágenes de paisajes

And for every first-home buyer, a pony [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Undaunted by the fact that with land and building regulations as they are it is now impossible to produce house and land packages for less than $300,000, this month’s Labour leader announced over the weekend his intention for the government to “invest” $1.5 billion producing 100,000 house and land packages under $300,000—two-thirds of those in Auckland. This programme will eventually be self-financed by selling something called Home Ownership Bonds, says the nice Mr Shearer, with interest paid out of the returns made by on-selling these house and and land packages. But if they ar... more »

Mamá leopardo y su hermoso bebé - Animales salvajes

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 5 hours ago
[image: Leopardos en su habitat natural mama e hijo] *Nota:* Haga usted click aquí para ver más imágenes de felinos

Lagos naturales en las praderas - Lakes and nature

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 5 hours ago
[image: Lagos de agua azul naturales en las praderas] *Nota:* Haga usted click aquí para ver más imágenes de lagos

Perros salvajes de Africa - Animales un poco extraños

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 5 hours ago
[image: Perros salvajes en Africa] *Nota:* Haga usted click aquí para ver más fotos de perros

Flores color violeta en Myanmar - Postales de la naturaleza

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 5 hours ago
[image: Flores de color violeta en Myanmar] *Nota:* Haga usted click aquí para ver más imágenes de flores

Fix the filibuster

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 5 hours ago
No matter how much the GOP has abused the filibuster, I still believe it has value and shouldn't be abolished entirely. It's important the minority has an avenue to voice their position on important matters of policy. So how to eliminate the abuse? I'm not the only one who's suggested we simply return to the original format. No more just *saying* they're going to filibuster and then leaving for a round of golf. Make them stand on the floor and explain their objections to the voters who employed them. And when they run out of things to say, it comes to an up or down vote. Everybody g... more »

death from above

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

"How It Really Should Be"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Wente, the Gelber, and the Globe: more quality control from Carol Wainio

Orwell's Bastard at Orwell's Bastard - 6 hours ago
Another persuasive argument from Carol Wainio, who, beyond providing a stellar illustration of the value of independent academia, is making a convincing case for herself as a national treasure. In her latest post, Prof. Wainio takes issue with the participation of disgraced Globe columnist Margaret Wente on the jury for the Gelber Prize — a supposedly prestigious award presented by the Gelber Foundation and the University of Toronto's Munk School for Global Affairs. With all this academic and financial star power, one would think academic integrity would be a prerequisite for all... more »

"EBT Riots Coming? What Will Happen When Government Entitlements Stop?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"EBT Riots Coming? * *What Will Happen When Government Entitlements Stop?"* by Mike Adams "EBT cards are modern-day food stamps, except they're electronic. In essence, they are government-issued debit cards that allow recipients to spend taxpayer money for their own groceries. But EBT cards aren't merely good on food staples like beans and rice, they can be spent on processed junk food that promotes diabetes and obesity. That's the "dirty little secret" of the EBT scheme: It encourages low-income Americans to become high-profit customers of the pharmaceutical industry by eatin... more »

New Yorkers Take to the Street Over Gaza

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
Source: Time Magazine.

MASSIVE ROCKET BARRAGE HURLED AT ISRAEL; HOUSE STRUCK

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
*More info:* http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4308063,00.html

Obaaama A Conqueror? LOL - U.S. Media Is Nuts

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Cover of Newsweek depicts Obaaama as a 21st century Napoleon.* I wouldn't mind being conquered by a military and political genius like Napoleon. I'll even sign up and fight in his glorious army. Obaaama is no Napoleon. Has Obaaama ever fought in a war? No. Has he conquered lands? No. He is a cowardly puppet who can't even make good speeches and inspire people to their feet. Obaaama is a deceiver and a traitor to his country like Bush and Clinton before him. No one should submit their souls to Obaaama and the sickening puppet-masters who financed his campaign. This ma... more »

Anonymous: New Announcement on Israel

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
Reposted from: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=260523 Anonymous New Announcement on Israel Greetings Citizens of the world, This is Anonymous. It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries. November 2012 will be a month to remember for the Israeli defense forces and internet security forces. Israeli Gov. this is/will turn into a cyberwar. Leaked document of 5000 Israeli O... more »

POOF: Crazy man, Crazy - 11/18/2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
POOF: Crazy man, Crazy Sunday, 18 November 2012, 15:30 Greetings and Salutations, Have a joyous future. When playing high stakes poker, a good practitioner hears an inner click of when to walk away. Accept the wins or losses as they sit and be done with the game. There was an audible click this past week, the last tumbler in the vault dropped into place. They never get the cart before the horse and they are good about cleaning up behind the horse. No one wants to do this again, shift the wealth of the world??? The foreclosure, the world will be talking about sometime into ... more »

Human Rights Watch: Go To Hell, You Fucking Apes!

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Human Rights Watch: Go To Hell, You Fucking Apes! You are the very worst of humanity because you hide behind the line "we stand up for human rights." You don't. You are defending and justifying the crime of military aggression against Gaza by your silence. * The Angry Arab (As'ad AbuKhalil) *writes*: Human Rights Watch issues statements agianst the Syrian regime at the rate of one per hour: they are sleeping regarding Gaza Don't wake HRW up. They are always asleep when Israel is bombing and don't like to be disturbed lest they disturb their "pro-Israeli" supporters--as their d... more »

Jim Moseley is Dead

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
James W. Moseley, who for decades has poked and prodded the world of UFOs, died Friday in Florida. He was 81. Moseley is best known as the editor of *Saucer Smear*, the final evolution of his self-published newsletters that were sent on an irregular schedule to his “non-subscribers.” In its pages he printed his opinions which were sometimes radical and sometimes rational. He welcomed responses, often soliciting them to keep the controversies going. James W. Moseley, J. S. He was the son of an Army general, whom he seemed to dislike and a self-described grave robber, trading in antiqu... more »

Anonymous "hacks" Israel- Yawn. The Wolves meet in Cairo

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
Admittedly, I have not been following the Israeli attack on Gaza as closely as others on line. However.... Anonymous was in the news. I just had to make the time to look into the big news of Anonymous attacking Israel. Despite reams of coverage, This hack by *Anonymous* seems to be much ado about nothing. As it pretty typical of* Anonymous*, unless they are hacking NATO targeted nations, that is another story all together The hack attack on Israel, as characterized by Forbes, is a picking of low fruit. That seems about right Anonymous’ attacks, as usual, achieve more as propaganda t... more »

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
To D-fox: if you're reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It's important -- we believe.

Sexual Assault Training Oversight And Prevention Act-- Preventing Members Of The U.S. Military Being Raped

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
McKeon is also wrong on rape If you followed this blog during the election, you probably noticed that one of our most important objectives was to defeat reactionary and corruptHouse Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon. Close but no cigar. Progressive surgeon Lee Rogers came closer to beating McKeon-- despite no help whatsoever from the DCCC or the California Democratic Party (a motley tail the DCCC wags in congressional matters)-- than anyone else ever has. Hopefully, he'll run again in 2014 and finish the job he started. McKeon took 56% of the votes and Rogers won 44%, alth... more »

Karl Rove Loses Election After Being Checkmated By Cyber Sleuths?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
*This is interesting. I am not sure about the phone cell monitoring, that sounds far fetched for anyone but the NSA. Do I put it past Rove? Not after seeing the 2000 results from Florida! -AK* This is not a real photograph - yet! *Posted at: http://www.velvetrevolution.us/newVR/index.php?q=node/41* *Karl Rove Loses Election After Being Checkmated By Cyber Sleuths?* Crossposted from Occupy For Accountability Last month, we offered a million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who rigged a federal election on November 6th. We urged... more »

A Monarchy but not a Tyranny

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
I have been teaching a course in the Foundations of Canadian Law. The overall theme of the course is not easy to discern; I did not set the syllabus, it was set by various Canadian Law Societies acting together. At first it seems to be just different topics strung together without apparent order - but there is a theme. The theme is not one expressly stated, because were it put as baldly as I will put it many would be offended. And it may seem to some that the theme smacks of an arrogance of power and lawyers taking unto themselves a control undue to them - and that may be so, but ... more »

“1 In 7 People Now On Food Stamps In America… 3rd World Here We Come!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“1 In 7 People Now On Food Stamps In America…* * 3rd World Here We Come!”* by Gerald Celente Blog "46 million people are now on food stamps in America, that is 1 in 7 people being fed by government welfare. There has been a 70% increase of people applying for welfare in the last 4 years. A reporter interviews a man on welfare to see how he manages on only $200.00 a month in food stamps. This is what happens when a government hands over it’s power to print money to off shore bankers, when corporations are allowed to eliminate small business owners with cheaper prices becau... more »

Does Russia Have the Top Stealth Fighter?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
We in the West are sinking fortunes into 5th Generation, stealth warplanes that are supposed to have an enormous advantage over non-stealth, 4th Generation fighters. The idea is that our Gen V warplanes will be able to dominate enemy held and enemy defended airspace. We're stealthy, they're not, so we'll either be able to avoid them or, if need be, shoot them out of the sky before they'll ever know we're there. Or so the sales brochure claims. Well, maybe not. Sukhoi T-50 Those same, let's call them potential adversaries, ("enemies" is such a loaded word) seem willing enough... more »

Dr. Webster Tarpley on Israhell's Aggression Against Gaza: "This Leads To Nothing, It Leads Into The Abyss"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
On foreign policy and geopolitics, Webster Tarpley is simply the best. *Netanyahu’s Insane Gaza Adventure Faces Defeat; Need a Cease-Fire Imposed by World and Regional Powers* *Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.* *Tarpley.net*

The Economy: "All Hell Is About To Break Loose!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"All Hell Is About To Break Loose!" * by InvestmentWatch *"The Worst Economic Numbers In More Than A Year:* "With everything else that is going on in the world, a lot of people have failed to notice that we are seeing some of the worst economic numbers that we have seen in more than a year. For example, it was announced on Thursday that initial claims for unemployment benefits have hit their highest level in a year and a half. Hopefully this is just a temporary blip in the data, because initial unemployment claims tend to have a very strong correlation with the overall per... more »

He's such a bitter old man

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 8 hours ago
It's almost sad. In the last few days, John McCain has destroyed what small credibility he had left with his demented ranting and proved himself to be little more than an aging, hapless sad sack. Of course our sadistic media invited him to the Sunday bobblehead gossipfest. (Exclusive! Must credit Meet the Press!) Wherein, McCain spit out this bitter nonsense: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested on Sunday that President Obama should send former President Bill Clinton to lead cease fire talks between Israelis and Palestinians. "We need a person of enormous prestige and influence to... more »

Upcoming Holiday

Lori Anne Haskell at Adventures with Kurt and Lori - 8 hours ago
I realllllllly cannot wait for the upcoming Thanksgiving break! First time Kurt and I are able to get away for a real vacation since I don't remember when. We had two out of town weddings in June, but the last time we went anyplace was earlier this week. The campaign pretty much sucked the life of my vacations. We are going to Las Vegas for our normal Thanksgiving celebration. We have gone there I think the last 3 Thanksgivings. This time, I got our room for free with airline miles, & we are staying at the MGM Signature. It looks nice, large suites, a fitness area, and best of... more »

Sunday Question for Liberals

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 8 hours ago
Okay, same question: what would you consider a good solution to the issues involved in the fiscal cliff?

Who’s running the show?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
After a weekend of turbulence over who runs the Labour Party—the leader?—the unions?—the caucus?—the wanna-be leader and his gang of white ants?—the *Herald* headline this morning suggests oil has been poured on the leadership waters roughed up by new rules making it easier to trigger a leadership challenge. “Cunliffe backs Shearer as leadership crisis calms” says the headline. Clearly however, the headline writer hadn’t read the story itself, which quoted from (and linked to) State Radio’s *Morning Report* on which new hostilities broke out on this morning. I support David S, D... more »

USrael Is A Rogue State

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Netanyahoo and Obaaama are voices of *crazy states that want to start World War III*. USrael is becoming mentally unhinged. It is the task of the global alternative media to bring USrael back to reality. An excerpt from Glenn Greenwald's article, *"Obama's kill list policy compels US support for Israeli attacks on Gaza"*: In essence, what we find, yet again, is that the governments of the United States and Israel arrogate unto themselves the right to execute anyone they want, anywhere in the world, without any limitations, regardless of how many innocent civilians they kill in the p... more »

Swastika and fascist salutes: Rise of neo-Nazis in austerity-ravaged Greece

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The rise of a neo-Nazi camp in austerity-ravaged Greece is disturbing. A majority of the Athenians, apparently, are open about their allegiance to the Golden Dawn Party, with a symbol which has an uncanny resemblance to the swastika. Fascist salutes by MPs and black-shirted vigilantes attacking immigrants are common in Greece. After a spate of attacks by black-clad men on motorbikes, immigrants are afraid of venturing in the streets at night. Significantly, immigrant street vendors from Asia and Africa are major targets. http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13423248-swastika-a... more »

OutRun for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 9 hours ago
If you were a car-mad boy growing up in the 80s, chances are you quite fancied a Ferrari Testarossa. Alas, unless you were stinking rich, you would never see one outside of car shows or American telly. That is, unless, you regularly frequented an amusement arcade. In 1986, Sega's *OutRun* made a massive splash in the coin-op racing scene. The sit-down cabinet's faux-Ferrari modelling stood out. But the "realistic" hydraulic features that shook you about with every twist and turn in the road was only part of the appeal. Using Sega's pioneering 'super scaler' technology (debuting a y... more »

Sunday Question for Conservatives

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 9 hours ago
What, in your view, would be a good solution to the issues surrounding the fiscal cliff?

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 18th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 20:01:26 UTC Monday, November 19, 2012 at 04:01:26 AM at epicenter Location 6.024°N, 125.884°E Depth 126.1 km (78.4 miles) Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES Distances 21 km (13 miles) ESE of Lamitan, Philippines

Arms Race Update - Asia Goes for Its Guns

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Why Peter MacKay believes Asia needs a substantial and permanent Canadian military presence is tough to figure out. Does Elmer's backward boy think the Asians are somehow lacking in firepower and need Canada to top up their capacity for mayhem? Rest easy, Pete. The Asians have their martial needs well in hand. Indonesia is stocking up on South Korean subs, Chinese and American radar systems. Vietnam is filling Russia's coffers with orders for subs and jets and has bought Israeli ballistic missiles. Gee whiz. Singapore, like everyone else, is also investing in submarines and t... more »

Video of Israhell's Attack on Gaza - The Horrors of War (Warning: Very Graphic)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
YouTube video description [Source: chase bockman]: THE REALITY OF WAR THAT THE CORPORATE GATEKEEPING MEDIA DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE.

Netanyahu Leading Israel to Avoidable, but Obvious Defeat

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
Why is the Israeli government purposefully falling on its sword? *November 19, 2012 *(LD) - Israel exists in a perpetual "besieged" mentality. The Israeli people have been conditioned to view themselves as an island amidst a violent sea. However, the constant belligerent posture of their government in fact drives the winds that churn that sea, and as the face of modern warfare shifts, and the more they use their armor and air power against their perceived enemies, the higher the waves become. *Video: Dr. Webster Tarpley explains the reckless untenable nature of Israel's current ... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake BIAK REGION, INDONESIA - 18th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.8 Region BIAK REGION, INDONESIA Date time 2012-11-18 18:54:07.0 UTC Location 1.99 S ; 135.12 E Depth 24 km Distances 138 km SW Biak, Indonesia

What do you get when you cross two elephants with a fish?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
A pair of swimming trunks

Davis Cup + Fed Cup + Hopman Cup = Czechia

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Czechoslovakia has always been a country of tennis. This is how the Czechoslovak team looked like when it won the 1980 Davis Cup: You see Tomáš Šmíd of Pilsen, Ivan Lendl, Pavel Složil, and Jan Kodeš (only the former two players played the 5 final matches against Italy; none of the four players was Slovak – there have been no quota). This picture shows some funny fashion 32 years ago – in this case, it also combines some ultrashort shorts with a communist military-style suit decorated by our double-tailed lion "improved" by a communist star above his head. Tennis has been a path... more »

Hollande's popularity hits new low as economic strains persist

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande's approval ratings continued to fall for a sixth consecutive month, adding more pressure on the Socialist leader to bring wealth and jobs for Europe's struggling key powerhouse, a survey showed on Sunday. An Ifop poll for the weekly Le Journal de Dimanche showed Hollande's popularity fell by one point from a month earlier to 41 percent in November. At his first major press meeting earlier this week, Hollande asked the French people to judge him on his long-term bid to address the country's economic and financial problems. http://news.xinhuanet.com... more »

JEWISH TERRORISTS?

Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
[image: What would you do?] *JEWISH PLOT TO RAID LONDON* Six Aerial Bombs Found In Paris Associated Press-LONDON, September 7 1947 The Paris police today arrested a number of persons after discovering six home-made aerial bombs with which, it is suggested, the Stern Gang intended to bomb London in reprisal for the transport of Jewish migrants to Hamburg. Rabbi Baruch Korff, chairman of the American Political Action Committee for a Free Palestine, was also arrested near Paris today, together with two others,when about to board an aircraft... *08 Sep 1947 - JEWISH PLOT TO RAID LONDO... more »

11.22.12 Global Meditation

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
*Meditation Details follow:* * ELEVENTH GATE 11:11 ACTIVATION * 11-22-2012 It is time to take the vibrational frequency of this planet to the next level! Therefore we will meet in groups large and small, as individuals and couples for the Eleventh Gate activation of 11:11 at the turning point of the second Window of Opportunity: Masses will gather and create wheels within wheels of rainbow vortices of Light that will create the critical mass of Light to assist in the final completion of the compression Grid that will trigger the final clearing of all remaining darkness ... more »

Chalk, pencils... teargas? Italy protests at school

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
With youth unemployment more than three times the national average and Prime Minister Mario Monti's austerity policies biting into education spending, high school and university students have moved to the front of anti-government protests http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-italy-schools-idUSBRE8AH06320121118

GAIA PORTAL: Markers have been released into the realms of Higher Senses

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
*Markers have been released into the realms of Higher Senses* by ÉirePort Markers have been released into the realms of Higher Senses. These markers travel throughout cosmic realms and serve as re-connectors of un-awaked-to-Higher-purpose humanity to their Cosmic Identity. These markers "fluoresce" in Higher Vision centers of all prepared for next up steps. Inner Harmony comes unexpectedly as markers enter Higher Vision centers. Gaia directs all as her Higher Awakening and Harmonization proceeds. Outdated paradigm release is encouraged by the recognition of these markers by th... more »

Bits and pieces

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 10 hours ago
My annual SAD episode is hitting me hard this year. Been virtually paralyzed for the last week or so. It's not that I can't follow the news, or that I have nothing to say; it's that I can't get focused enough to type it out. I sleep a lot until I get readjusted. But trying to break through so here's some stuff worth reading on a lazy Sunday that doesn't require a lot of comment. Longish read but well worth the time, The Atlantic's profile of Obama's internet teams and how they built a digital election winning appartus that is the envy of every politician on earth today. Speaking... more »

U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS SUSAN RICE -- BASED ON HER OWN WORDS IN AN ANALOGOUS CONTEXT (REGARDING SYRIA) -- SHOULD BE SUPPORTING THE U.N. RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE CURRENT ISRAELI ATTACK ON GAZA, NOT OPPOSING IT.

éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 10 hours ago
*OTHERWISE, THERE IS STRONG EVIDENCE THAT ISRAEL PREFERS PERIODICALLY ASSAULTING DEFENSELESS GAZA -- AN OCCUPIED TERRITORY, NOT A SOVEREIGN STATE -- TO NEGOTIATING PEACE WITH HAMAS.* ------------------------------ * the**REALnews Permalink* November 16, 2012 *UN Holds Urgent Security Council Meeting, US Stands With Israel Vijay Prashad:* US blocks UN Security Council from condemning Israeli attack on Gaza *Watch full multipart The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza* More at The Real News *Bio* Vijay Prashad is ... more »

Secret Service investigates GIANT LIZARDS as 'potential threat' to Obama on Thailand visit

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
They are supposed to be prepared to handle most anything, yet a harmless lizard managed to scare the daylights out of U.S. Secret Service agents preparing a residence for President Obama's trip to Thailand. Thai officials, however, reassured the U.S. Secret Service that the massive lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous Komodo dragons, but the harmless, lazy water lizards. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234474/Obama-Thailand-visit-Secret-Service-gets-scare-lifetime-discovering-giant-lizards-residence.html

The .22 Caliber Killer: 'Methodical' gunman behind Brooklyn store owner's murder linked to two other shootings

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Police are on the hunt for a methodical serial killer responsible for at least three killings with the same .22 caliber handgun over the last four months. The .22 Caliber Killer's latest victim, New York City boutique owner Vahidipour Rahmatollah, was shot to death in the head Friday night with the same gun that killed shopkeepers Isaac Kadare and Mohammed Gebeli in the same borough over the summer. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234794/Picture-22-Caliber-Killer-Methodical-gunman-Brooklyn-store-owners-murder-linked-shootings.html

Roberto Rivera arrested after police discover 'bomb making chemicals, explosive devices and assault rifles at his home'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Authorities have discovered bomb making chemicals and explosive devices at the home of a New Jersey doctor. Investigators say they also found several assault rifles and other weapons on Friday night when executed a search at the Ridgewood, New Jersey home of Roberto Rivera, 60. Police had initially responded to the home after receiving a report that potentially hazardous materials might be at the residence. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234666/Police-discover-bomb-making-chemicals-explosive-devices-assault-rifles-doctors-home.html

Church of Scientology 'paid $30MILLION to have criminal investigation into death of member dropped'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Controversial: The 1995 death of Scientology member Lisa McPherson led to protests in Clearwater, Florida The Church of Scientology spent at least $30million to have a criminal investigation into the death of one of its members in Florida dropped by local authorities, a former church leader alleges in a new lawsuit. Marty Rathbun claims the church used its influence to sway judges and the medical examiner in Clearwater, Florida, to stop investigating the 1995 case of Lisa McPherson. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234764/Church-Scientology-paid-30MILLION-criminal-investig... more »

HAMAS PREPARING SUICIDE UNITS TO ENGAGE INCOMING ISRAELI TROOPS: REPORT

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*More info:* http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-prepares-suicide-units-to-confront-israeli-soldiers-in-gaza/

EGYPTIAN PEACE TALKS COLLAPSE BETWEEN HAMAS AND ISRAEL: REPORT

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
* More info:* http://www.timesofisrael.com/peres-we-have-received-no-truce-offers-says-hamas-must-cease-rocket-fire-before-any-agreement-is-reached/

BREAKING: UNCONFIRMED REPORTS COMING FROM ISRAELI MILITARY SOURCES STATE FIRST TROOPS HAVE BEGUN ENTERING THE GAZA STRIP AS INVASION COMMENCES

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
*More info:* The Coming Crisis is working to confirm this report. There have been many skirmishes along the periphery so far, and it's difficult to determine if a full blown invasion is in effect. We'll keep you posted.

Let Them Eat Cake.... Or Not (Update)

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
The Twinkie obits are bloating the blogosphere, so I won't add anything further to the Dirge of the Ding Dongs. But let me take this (lazy) opportunity to repost what I wrote about the Hostess debacle last February. (The original post starts right below the Angry Twinkies pic.) You can't say you were not warned, junk food junkies of America! You've had almost a year to start hoarding. There are no bargains to be added to the Grand Bargain. Vulture capitalists are not only putting the company out of business, they are on a price-gouging rampage as well, adding insult to artery inju... more »

Great article from CBC on law in Nunavut

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
[image: The court is based in Iqaluit and serves all of Nunavut's 24 communities. Judges and lawyers often travel to the communities for trials.] Somewhere between tales of judges bunking with strangers and pushing airplanes out of the mud it becomes clear Nunavut's court system works a little differently. In the provinces, new courthouses are under construction and justice officials have embarked on electronic filing projects. In Nunavut, the community centres that serve as temporary courthouses don't always have toilets and Internet service is often non-existent. Based in the capital... more »

Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
National Seniors Council A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning. 1 day ago 1 day ago The hearing, held in the Labor Department’s main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment... more »

Protecting Civil Justice - Fighting ALEC

2old2care at Because I Can - 11 hours ago
A new group was recently launched to protect consumer rights. Why - because of five major organizations that are trying to take YOUR rights away - including ALEC. If you are a lawyer or know a lawyer who is dedicated to serving the public they should know about this. If you are a citizen that has had your rights trampled on - they want to hear from you. This group may have been overlooked if it hadn’t been for the announcement by a Chicago law firm. The announcement was made On Tuesday the American Association for Justice (AAJ) launched Take Justice Back, a campaign to teach Ameri... more »

"God willing, only Palestinian children were killed": While the media and propaganda make out this Israeli / Gazan conflict is solely one of hatred aimed at Jews, here is the reality...

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Matt's commentary:* And yet some anonymous IDF shills have the audacity to comment that the Coming Crisis is "anti-semitic", "biased", "helping the enemy" and "hateful". Israel is showing itself just as fanatical as Hamas. Not only were these children, but children away from the conflict. And yet some consider these individuals the chosen people? They'll be chosen all right, for punishment if they keep this nonsense up.

Israel targets (and defends attacking) journalists in Gaza

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
MondoWeiss Allison Deger [image: camerman]Al-Quds TV cameraman Khader al-Zahhar after Israeli air strike on media building, Gaza, 18 November 2012. (Photo: Ali Hassan/Reuters)Early this morning, just after dawn, the Israeli military targeted two media buildings in the Gaza Strip, injuring six journalists with one losing his leg in an amputation after the bombing. "We obviously know there are journalists in the building," said IDF spokesperson Avital Leibovich hours later, confirming the Israeli military knowingly targeted news organizations in a military strike to destroy an antenn... more »

More than half of Britons would vote to leave EU as Miliband admits that Eurosceptics can be right

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The findings came as Labour leader Ed Miliband admitted that Eurosceptics were right on many issues and that Britain must take a 'hard-headed' approach to the EU's problems. Reform was needed on the budget, immigration rules, state aid restrictions and austerity measures, he said, as anti-EU sentiment continues to spread through all three main political parties. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234772/More-half-Britons-vote-leave-EU.html

Israel special forces on the ground in Gaza seeking out hidden rocket sites, British paper claims

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*More info:* http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-special-forces-on-the-ground-in-gaza-seeking-out-hidden-rocket-sites-british-paper-claims/

Piff The Magic Dragon

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Piff The Magic Dragon didn't fool Penn and Teller but entertained me.

Sunday Classics: Mahler's most characteristically "Mahlerian" symphony is also his least loved, part 2

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*This is the start of Leonard Bernstein's October 1974 video recording of the Mahler Seventh Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic.* *by Ken* In approaching the gigantic opening movement of the Mahler Seventh Symphony (in the Klemperer recording it runs to almost 28 minutes), we cheated. We've already heard our reward once we cross to the other side, in the previous post in this series ("Mahler's most characteristically "Mahlerian" symphony is also his least loved," Nov. 4): the three movements that Mahler imagined first -- the two *Nachtmusik*) (*Night Music*) movements bracketin... more »

'Cured' Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe speaks of his hopes of leaving Broadmoor as he claims Jimmy Savile is innocent of sex abuse allegations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The serial killer, who was jailed for murdering 13 women, was taped at the high security hospital Broadmoor telling family he will one day be able to 'pop to the shops' on day release. Sutcliffe, whose reign of terror spanned between 1975 and 1980 in one of the most notorious serial killer cases in British history, was also taped boasting about how many visitors and penpals, some as young as 21, he had. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234709/Peter-Sutcliffe-Cured-Yorkshire-Ripper-speaks-hopes-leaving-Broadmoor.html

Tens of millions of hackers target Israel government websites

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to name, but it was up and running after 10 minutes of downtime. Typically, there are a few hundred hacking attempts a day on Israeli sites, the ministry said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-palestinians-israel-hacking-idUSBRE8AH0DL20121118

Gaza and the Politics of “Greater Israel”

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Global Research Nile Bowie “The Bible finds no worse image than this of the man from the desert. And why? Because he has no respect for any law. Because in the desert he can do as he pleases. The tendency towards conflict is in the essence of the Arab. He is an enemy by essence. His personality won’t allow him any compromise or agreement. It doesn’t matter what kind of resistance he will meet, what price he will pay. His existence is one of perpetual war. Israel’s must be the same. The two states solution doesn’t exist; there are no two people here. There is a Jewish people and an ... more »

Japan's Restoration Party Weakens Anti-Nuclear Power Stance

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
ANALYSIS: Merger forces Japan Restoration Party to drop major policy stances November 19, 2012 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201211190003 [Excerpted] In the rush to form a stronger political party with a Lower House election less than a month away, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s Japan Restoration Party considerably weakened its anti-nuclear power stance. In announcing on Nov. 17 that his Japan Restoration Party would join forces with former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara’s new Sunrise Party, Hashimoto explained why their agreement did not include wording to eli... more »

Military drones zero in on $400 billion civilian market

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Science Daily reports B*y Chris Wickham**Posted 2012/11/14 at 2:21 pm EST* http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8ad1hr-us-drones-civilian/: [EXCERPTED] LONDON, Nov. 14, 2012 (Reuters) — Military drone technology, which has revolutionized warfare over the last decade, will be ready for civilian use within four years and could create a market worth more than $400 billion. That's the prediction from a UK research project backed by the government and top aerospace companies hoping for a windfall as many of the dull, dirty and dangerous jobs done by manned aircraft are replaced by drone... more »

Owe Aku: Halt the lies: Obama does not support UN Indigenous Declaration

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
*Owe Aku: Halt the lies: Obama does not support UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples* ** *Lakotas send solidarity to Palestine* ** *By Owe Aku International* *Lakotas Bring Back the Way* http://www.oweakuinternational.org/Owe_Aku_IJP/Owe_Aku_IJP_Home.html *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com ** In light of recent comments by some NGOs indicating that the United States is supporting the Declaration and that President Obama's 'proclamation' for Native American Heritage Month further endorses the Declaration without "any qualifications at all" (Andrea Carmen ... more »

The War on ALEC - Victories & the Challenges Ahead

2old2care at Because I Can - 11 hours ago
A couple of things come together for today’s entry. These are things that I have been thinking about for over two weeks now. *First:* Earlier this summer one right wing nut job wrote something to the affect that every five years or so the left wakes up and realizes that “OMG – ALEC exists!” and that the left steps forward with cries of terror and then forgets about ALEC for another five years. This writer was partially correct – except for the fact that it isn’t about every five years – unfortunately, it’s about every ten years that the left wakes up from their slumber and realize... more »

German pileup: 6 Killed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

Video shows Nigerian troops shooting captives

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A video obtained by Reuters shows Nigerian troops shooting unarmed captives in broad daylight by the roadside in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the bastion of an Islamist insurgency. Nigeria's military has long been accused of human rights abuses, including summary executions, in the troubled north but there has been no video proof since the first crackdown on the Islamist sect Boko Haram in 2009. A spokesman for the army said it was "impossible" for Nigerian troops to do such a thing. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBRE8AH0BC20121118

Petrified by the fiscal cliff? Relax, it's just a slope

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The "fiscal cliff" sounds like a scary place. Headlines about "taxmaggeddon" are flashing on TV screens, next to clocks ticking down to January 1. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has skidded more than 7 percent over the last month, largely due to concerns about the standoff in Congress over how to stop a barrage of tax hikes and spending cuts. But some major investors say the doomsayers are getting too much attention and cliff watchers should relax a bit. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-usa-fiscal-economy-idUSBRE8AH07I20121118

Gaza Family Wiped Out By Israeli Air Strike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
At least 11 people have been killed by a strike on a home in Gaza, in the deadliest incident of Israel's offensive against Hamas militants. The airstrike targeted the home of the Dalou family in Gaza City's Nasser district, reducing it to rubble. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said five women, including one 80-year-old, and four small children were among the dead. http://news.sky.com/story/1012899/gaza-israel-prepares-to-widen-offensive

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éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
Headlined to H2 11/16/12 Bomb Iran? No. Bomb Gaza? Yes!*By Pepe Escobar (about the author)* * Permalink* *OpEdNews Op Eds 11/16/2012 at 12:14:03* opednews.com Cross-posted from Asia Times So many wars to launch, so little time. When you're the political leader of the most militarized nation on the planet -- as is the case with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu -- you gotta find ways to play with your toys. Even if you're itching to, you can't bomb Iran because you don't have the right bunker buster bombs and enough fighter jet refueling capa... more »

Trouble Sleeping? This Works for Me.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
There are nights when the brain just doesn't seem to want to shut down. Just too damn many things racing around and you really can't put a finger on any one of them. Thanks to the miracles of modern technology, I've found what seems to be a dandy solution, one that doesn't require medication. I get into bed and then I reach over and turn on my (relatively cheap) Nexus 7 tablet and watch a TED Talk. Somehow that seems to focus the mind, eliminates all the clutter, and leaves you with some powerful thoughts that, as you relax, carry you into sleep. Things like this talk by Juan E... more »

OP Israel: Anonymous defends Palestine

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
_ _ ___ ____ ___ ____ ____ _ _____ _ _| || |_ / _ \| _ \_ _/ ___|| _ \ / \ | ____| | |_ .. _| | | | |_) | |\___ \| |_) | / _ \ | _| | | |_ _| |_| | __/| | ___) | _ < / ___ \| |___| |___ |_||_| \___/|_| |___|____/|_| \_\/_/ \_\_____|_____| Greetings from Anonymous, It has come to our attention that conservative and pro-Israeli groups throughout the blogosphere have taken advantage of Operation Israel, attempting to solidify public opinion against Anonymous. TheOtherMcCain.com posted an editorial this morning which stated the following: "If you ever doubted that Anonymous was a ... more »

Fukushima Contamination Widespread, No Threshold for Effects from Radiation, Children at Risk

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Each claim in the headline will be examined: WIDE CONTAMINATION Yahoo News: Cesium over 500,000 Bq/kg detected in sediment nearby Fukushima gov’t offices http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20121115-00000086-jij-soci* * Worries over highly radioactive fish prompt study http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201211130032 276,000 Bq/Kg from soil of Kashiwa Chiba Posted by *Mochizuki* on November 13th, 2012 Excellent assemblage of headlines and links of contaminated food from Japan, the US, and South Korea available here http://sccc.org.au/archives/2861 Video o... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*LSU Coach Les Miles' Post-game Rant!*

SUN UNLEASHES 'MONSTER ERUPTION'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A giant explosion on the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on November 16th, 2012. It sent a coronal mass ejection into Space but not in Earth's direction.

ANGRY CHINESE PROTESTERS OVERTURN POLICE VANS

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Thousands of residents have protested in a southeastern Chinese city after a traffic accident, smashing police cars and overturning three police vans, police and residents said Sunday. The reason why the protest sparked in Fuan city in Fujian province was unclear. One resident said people got angry because police and paramedics took nearly an hour to arrive to help the injured, while a Hong Kong-based human rights group said it was to do with corruption. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_PROTEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-18-01-30-48

DOWD AND DOWDINPANTZ: Pundits’ delight!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012* *Part 1—The pleasures of Rice and Petraeus:* In this morning’s Washington Post, two tired old kill-joys have come to the fore. The kill-joys appear, side by side, right at the top of the Post’s op-ed page. In our hard-copy paper, these are the headlines which sit atop their pitiful buzz-killing columns: *Headlines atop the Post’s op-ed page:* Stop scapegoating Susan Rice A modern witch hunt The first kill-joy is Robert Kagan, no liberal. He wants the scapegoating of Rice to stop. The second kill-joy is David Ignatius. He challenges the sexual witch hun... more »

Nairobi grenade attack: At least 5 Killed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
At least five people were killed when a grenade tore through a minibus in Nairobi's Somali-dominated Eastleigh neighborhood on Sunday, a Reuters witness and police said. "I saw bodies ripped apart," the Reuters photographer said. The force of the explosion tore apart the vehicle's roof and seats and shattered the window of a nearby cafe. Two other cars were damaged, the photographer said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-kenya-blast-idUSBRE8AH09Q20121118

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 18th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 13:48:09 UTC Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 11:48:09 PM at epicenter Location 4.212°S, 152.377°E Depth 164.7 km (102.3 miles) Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 22 km (13 miles) E (89°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG

On a mission to help a mission

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 14 hours ago
My boss Merlin Fuentes demonstrates a miniature version of a fuel-efficient fogon at the Feria AmbientalOh, what a week it has been - freshly back from a fast holiday in Las Vegas with a couple of my daughters, now plunged into a week of acting as a kind of tour co-ordinator to a group of 15 Americans who have come to Copan on a mission to help my organization build fuel-efficient stoves. And just to add to the over-stimulation, it's election day in Honduras today. People have already started streaming into local schools and other polling stations to participate in what is essentia... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Saints Nation: 5 Things to Look For in Saints @ Raiders* *Saints vs Raiders: Angry Who Dat's Opponents Mailbag* *14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools * *Dolphins found shot, mutilated in Alabama, Mississippi* *Body found near oil platform* *Ex-priest accused of being ‘predator’* *St Catherine's Day Hat Parade!*

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE - 18th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 13:29:24 UTC Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 10:29:24 AM at epicenter Location 38.151°S, 73.730°W Depth 6.7 km (4.2 miles) (poorly constrained) Region OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE Distances 114 km (71 miles) NW (305°) from Temuco, Chile

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake PAKISTAN - 18th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 13:25:25 UTC Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 06:25:25 PM at epicenter Location 32.964°N, 69.748°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region PAKISTAN Distances 167 km (104 miles) NW (318°) from Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan

Liberalism In Crisis

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
As the Liberal leadership races heat up -- in both Ottawa and Ontario -- those who consider themselves liberals should read what Chris Hedges wrotefollowing the American election : The ineffectiveness of the liberal class, as I saw in the former Yugoslavia and as was true in Weimar Germany, perpetuates a dangerous political paralysis. The longer the paralysis continues, the longer systems of power are unable to address the suffering and grievances of the masses, the more the formal mechanisms of power are reviled. The liberal establishment’s inability to defy corporate power, to s... more »

Chris Hedges on the emptiness of Obama's Re-Election

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
Not so much emptiness, I suppose, as a different moral travesty from what a Mitt Romney victory would have been: Liberals, by voting for Barack Obama, betrayed the core values they use to define themselves—the rule of law, the safeguarding of civil liberties, the protection of unions, the preservation of social welfare programs, environmental accords, financial regulation, a defiance of unjust war and torture, and the abolition of drone wars. The liberal class clung desperately during the long nightmare of this political campaign to one or two issues, such as protecting a woman’s ri... more »

Navajo Council Speaker defends Navajo water rights in Salazar meeting

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
** *Navajo Council Speaker upholds Navajo water rights, says 'No!' to deal for Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Coal, in US proposed water rights deal during Salazar meeting* *Navajo Council Speaker Johnny Naize* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com *Also see: Ben Nuvamsa, Hopi, defends Hopi water rights* http://beyondthemesas.com/ WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Naa’bik’iyati’ Water Rights Task Force of the Navajo Nation Council, led by Speaker Johnny Naize (Low Mountain, Many Farms, Nazlini, Tachee/Blue Gap, Tselani/ Cottonwood), met with U.S. Department of Interior Secret... more »

Ma the Bumbler Media Storm

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
The Economist's Ma the Bumbler article has generated a storm in Taiwan, with international media coverage by AFP: "How can a 'bumbler' get a doctorate from Harvard?" said Wang Chien-shien, president of the Control Yuan, a branch of Taiwan's government in charge of monitoring the others, according to the Taipei-based daily China Times Sunday. Ma, who received his doctorate in juridical sciences at Harvard in the early 1980s, was the target of a "biased" report, Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford was quoted as saying by the Central News Agency. Diplomatically isolated Taiwan is highly... more »

Blue America Welcomes A New Blogger-- The Purple State Progressive... Let's Start With Kentucky's Upcoming U.S. Senate Race

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The elections are over, but 2014 elections will begin soon. It never ends, does it? The battle to strengthen the Democratic majority in the Senate will hinge in no small part on a victory in Kentucky to defeat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s time to Ditch Mitch! Democratic challengers are being discussed and we should hear more in January of 2013 as challengers file early to get a head start on this critical 2014 race. Unless Susan Collins (R-ME) decides three terms is enough, after promising Maine voters when she campaigned for her first term in 1996 and again when running ... more »

Questions About "Rockets From Gaza"

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 16 hours ago
(Note: these are just questions I have. I never fully believe any major news story anymore, at least immediately, when it is reported in real time by the western/U.S. mainstream media. We have been DUPED too many times to believe them, without major personal research from varying sources. Usually we find out the REAL STORY much later. The more initial questions I have, the more I think the "official story" may not be true. Now we get into "OFFICIAL STORY", which is the story told by officials to protect officials. OFFICIALS are Big Media and politicians. We KNOW "officials" are ... more »

in mississauga: a people's history of the war of 1812

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
The Harper Government has spent nearly $30 million promoting The War of 1812, all part of its overall effort to re-brand Canada as a "warrior nation". History is always worth remembering, but who tells the story? What's emphasized and what's forgotten? Was Canadian identity forged on the battlefields of 1812? Did farmers and other working people support the war, or resist it? Who profited from the war? Come hear a different perspective: "A People's History of the War of 1812," an antidote to Harper's glorification of war, featuring John Bell. Progressive people living in Etobicoke... more »

in toronto: a fundraiser for iraq war resisters, featuring noah richler

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
The War Resisters Support Campaign presents *"TELLING OUR STORY: A Fundraiser for U.S. Iraq War Resisters"*, at Innis College Town Hall in Toronto, Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. This very special evening features author Noah Richler reading from his new book, *What We Talk About When We Talk About War*. There will also be a sneak preview of the upcoming film "Peace Has No Borders," about the struggles of US war resisters in Canada, a performance by the Common Thread Choir, and other special guests. Advance tickets are available on a sliding scale, with a suggested donation of $2... more »

Fallout and California Produce

Majia's Blog - 17 hours ago
Japan Finds Radioactivity in More Foods From California The California Radiation Report By Andrew Kishner www.NuclearCrimes.org August 23, 2012http://www.nuclearcrimes.org/California-Radiation.pdf [excerpted] It is downright frightening to know that in one instance an orange grown in 2011 in California was 'hotter' than oranges grown there in the 1960s when hydrogen nuclear bombs were exploding in open-air at testing sites closer to the U.S. than Fukushima! It is even scarier that pistachios grown in the U.S. were the 'hottest' item in an 'isotopic test' selection of supermarket it... more »

The U.S. has a flat tax (in effect)

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 17 hours ago
The Congressional Budget Office has a new study of effective federal marginal tax rates for low and moderate income workers (those below 450 percent of the poverty line). The study looks at the effects of income taxes, payroll taxes, and SNAP (the program formerly known as Food Stamps). The bottom line is that the average household now faces an effective marginal tax rate of 30 percent. In 2014, after various temporary tax provisions have expired and the newly passed health insurance subsidies go into effect, the average effective marginal tax rate will rise to 35 percent. What ... more »

Sleepy

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 17 hours ago

Hundreds of New Yorkers pictured queueing for food at FEMA relief post as fall-out from Hurricane Sandy goes on

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 hours ago
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Friday that it will extend a program to provide temporary housing to New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy for an additional month (pictured: hundreds of residents impacted by the storm receive donated supplies on Saturday in Coney Island). The extension will allow applicants, whose homes were damaged by the devastating storm, to stay in hotels or motels until appropriate accommodations become available. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234643/New-Yorkers-displaced-Sandy-remain-hotels-provided-FEMA.html

Florida Man Refuses City Order To Destroy His Own Garden By Heather Callaghan

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Florida Man Refuses City Order To Destroy His Own Garden By Heather Callaghan Food Freedom News, 15 November 2012 “A lot of us have gardens, but is there such thing as just…too much of a good thing?” The co-anchor responds, “The City of Orlando says when it comes to one house, the answer is Yes…” Jason Helvingston was ordered to destroy his 25 x 25 micro-irrigated front yard veggie garden on his own property by November 7th but it’s still there – “and that’s the problem” chimes another news anchor standing among the fruits of his labor, discussing the city’s problem (not the res... more »
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