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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, November 2, 2012

2 November - iGoogle

Long Island Sound, New Jersey Coast (NASA, Int...
Long Island Sound, New Jersey Coast (NASA, International Space Station Science, 11/10/06) (Photo credit: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)
Stream (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn_BE_BACK_on_10th_OCT)
The Thames Barrier is one of the flood risk ma...
The Thames Barrier is one of the flood risk management installations operated by the Environment Agency (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: RRS Ernest Shackleton of the leaving ...
English: RRS Ernest Shackleton of the leaving , UK, bound for . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The BAS Rothera research station on Adelaide I...
The BAS Rothera research station on Adelaide Island,Antarctica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The DHC Dash-7 belonging to the Briti...
English: The DHC Dash-7 belonging to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) at Stanley, Falkland Islands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Antarctic: Grass and penguins
Antarctic: Grass and penguins (Photo credit: ¡WOUW!)
AMESBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: Visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage site Stonehenge brave the wind and the rain on June 11, 2012 near Amesbury, England. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for England and Wales for heavy rain and the Environment Agency has issued flooding alerts in more than 30 areas in south-east England, Wales and the Midlands. The UK's unseasonable weather is said to be due to the jet stream bringing low pressure further south than normal and forecasters say the wet and windy weather could continue for the next few weeks. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
 BP's Corexit Oil Tar Sponged Up by Human Skin | Mother Jones

All Things Considered - NPR
In Flooded New Jersey, No Oversight For Levees
American Water Intelligence Project
Bridgeport O&M, CT
Nangloi concession, New Delhi
US economy adds 171,000 new jobs
The US economy created more jobs than expected in October, in the last litmus test of recovery before Tuesday's presidential election.  
Syria rebels in war crime claim

Blog of Rights - ACLU
Polling Numbers Giving Freedom to Marry Ballot Efforts Advantage as Election Day Approaches
This Week in Civil Liberties (10/26/2012)
iPad 4 hard to fix and wastes space, says iFixit
Joblessness: Five things to know
The monthly jobs report -- the last before the nail-biting election next week -- may be the single most motivating event to take place at this...  

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
CETA and Nova Scotia: Who Pays for 'Free' Trade?
The Case for A Living Wage
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy
 Circle of Blue water news
The Stream, November 1: Water Conservation Essential in Sandy’s Wake
2012 Election Guide: Obama and Romney Say Little About Water, But Important Policy Decisions Await Certain Voters
Common Dreams
The Rape Thing

Daily Bell

 Daily Galaxy
Massive Black Hole Discovered Shaping the Orion Nebula ClusterMassive Black Hole Discovered Shaping the Orion Nebula Cluster
Asteroid Belts May Determine Presence of Complex LifeAsteroid Belts May Determine Presence of Complex Life
The Ancient Glaciers of Mars --Is the Red Planet Between Ice Ages?The Ancient Glaciers of Mars --Is the Red Planet Between Ice Ages?
New Particles that "Self Assemble" New Particles that "Self Assemble"
The Unseen Universe --"Billions of Undetected Galaxies" (Today's Most Popular)The Unseen Universe --"Billions of Undetected Galaxies" (Today's Most Popular)

Democracy Now!
As Missouri Senate Race Tightens, New Details Emerge on Todd Akin's Anti-Abortion Past
Without Power and Aid, Low-Income Residents of NYC's Lower East Side Struggle in Storm's Aftermath
Bicycles Become Key in NYC: DNews Nugget
With subways still not running to Manhattan from Brooklyn and with gas shortages crippling drivers, the bicycle has become a critical NYC mode of...  

EPA Radiation News
EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Diaz Chemical Superfund Site; $12 Million Spent to Date

EPA Water Science
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012

Food and Water Watch
New Lawsuit, But Dubious Marketing Claims Nothing New for Nestlé

food consumer
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles cause genotoxicity, apoptosis in lung cancer cells
High vitamin D may prevent multiple sclerosis
Thank Good Samaritan for Donating Prosthetic Legs to Double Amputee
Protect Media Freedom in Qatar
FreakOut Nation
More Romney Rubbish – One line at a time
GOP Congressional Candidate Against Abortion Even in Cases of “The rape thing”
 Guardian UK
Bloomberg endorses Obama
New York mayor combines endorsement with attack on Romney for failures over climate change, women's rights and gun controlThe impact of the...  
Boko Haram 'ready for peace talks' with Nigeria
Non-Union Utility Worker Crews Turned Away From Sandy Recovery Efforts In New Jersey
Inside Facebook
Facebook helps some local businesses provide free Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins
Facebook enables charitable contributions through Gifts platform
When do you prefer pen and paper?

Nuclear Talks with Iran: Prospects

Modest Growth in Jobs Seen in Final Report Before Election (Catherine Rampell/New York Times)
Get ready for the phony debt fight (Dean Baker/Salon)
Steve Munro
TTC 2013 Capital Budget Part II: Bus Fleet Plans
Services Changes Effective November 18, 2012
Job Growth Beats Forecasts; Unemployment Rate Is 7.9 Percent
EPA Finds Hyundai, Kia Overstated Gas Mileage
III-12-040: NRC Asks Exelon to Address Questions About Dresdens Flooding Response Plan
I-12-044: NRC Starting to Return to Normal Inspection Coverage Following Sandy Alert Remains in Effect at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant
 New Scientist

news 24
Electricity: Municipalities coining it
Municipalities make too much money from electricity sales, which could have dire consequences for industry, national electricity regulator Nersa...  
Syria video shows rebel 'war crime'
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Orly dinged for $4,000
Allegation: Sheriff Arpaio lied under oath
Open Channel
Why isn't there more federal funding for research on lung cancer?
The nonprofit investigative group, FairWarning, has a report on lung cancer, which receives far less federal funding for research than other common...  

Open Secrets
Capital Eye Opener, Nov. 1: Lobbyists Flood Insurance Legislation, Anti-Humane Society Group Gets Political, and More
'Tired Of Bronco Bamma And Mitt Romney'
The Law Of The Land
The Mysterious Imagery of The Dollar Bill
Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age
Payvand Iran news
Nine more Iranian political prisoners refusing food
"Simorgh" wins best play award at India Theater Olympiad
Pesticide Action Network
Voting: It matters!

Political MoJo | Mother Jones
2 Swing States That Swing on Felon Disenfranchisement
Corn on MSNBC: Bloomberg's Obama Endorsement
Politics Security Secrecy
Conference on Government Secrecy & National Security at Fordham ...
Cwele calls for controversial inclusions in secrecy Bill | News

Philippines News

PhilamLife Builds New Cebu Building

Psychology Today

Win Friends and Influence People

Farthest supernova yet marked death of very massive star

 Science Daily
NASA maps how nutrients affect plant productivity
Scientific American
Does Sandy Mean We Should Have Fewer Nukes, or More?

Shaleshock Media
Seneca Meets Sandy
Constitution Pipeline, Oneonta scoping hearing, 10-24-2012 part 1/5
Star Online
Bukit Aman seeks permission to interview two Malaysians detained in Lebanon
Gone “whole” fishin’: A Q&A with TED ebook author Maria Finn, champion of holistic food

Any Hint Of Evidence Based Copyright In The UK Seen As Nefarous Plot By Parliamentary Copyright Maximalists
Rather Than Reinventing Education By Teaching A Million People At Once, Can We Perfect Teaching One Person At A Time?
This Week in Science
Ocean Monarchs

Azerbaijan creates new administrative territorial division
Amendments to the law on creation of new administrative territorial divisions (ATD) were discussed at the plenary session of the Parliament on...  
Azerbaijan Parliament plenary session begins
USA Today
Vermont college postpones oxen slaughter over threats
 Unexplained Mysteries
Promising DNA tests conducted on 'Yeti' hairs

 Web MD
FDA: 2 More NECC Drugs Contaminated
The FDA has found several kinds of bacteria growing in two more drugs made by the NECC, the compounding pharmacy at the heart of the fungal...  
Elevated BP May Prematurely Age the Brain
Friendly helicopter pilot makes boy's day by rescuing his toy plane
Meet Koshik, the elephant who can speak Korean
White House
Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change, and Denial
WhoWhatWhy’s First Kickstarter Campaign: The Post-Election Project
A Witchy Life
Happy Samhain
Happy Samhain! For some ideas on how to celebrate the holiday, and for some of its history, have a look at my previous post, “Samhain: Holiday of...  
Hurricane Sandy
Vancouver Sun - all 574 related »
OTTAWA – As he ponders a run for Montreal's city hall to clean up corruption, veteran Liberal MP Denis Coderre is finding himself under scrutiny over tens of thousands of dollars worth of his own political financing. An analysis of contributions made over the ...
OTTAWA — If tragedy struck and Stephen Harper were somehow unable to perform his duties as prime minister, who would take over? Battlestar Galactica fans know this question is vitally important, as responsibility fell to the 43rd person in the line of ...
OTTAWA — The federal government says millions of records of registered long guns have all been destroyed, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec. A spokeswoman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews confirmed the registry's destruction “as ...
Arrests made Thursday in a large-scale investigation are indicative of how drug trafficking at its highest levels is evolving in the city and beyond, police said. Instead of focusing on one organized crime group, as police often do, the Sûreté du Québec, along ...
Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error. TORONTO -. Looks like Wynne is in. Municipal Affairs Minister Kathleen Wynne has resigned from Premier Dalton McGuinty's cabinet — a requirement to run for the Liberal leadership. Wynne will ...
OTTAWA – American authorities expressed “extreme frustration and confusion” over the failure of RCMP to act on the extradition of fugitive businessman Nathan Jacobson, says a private detective who says he was hired to track Jacobson down. Jacobson ...
Recent reforms have brought Ottawa's fat-cat pensions down a peg or two - all the way from unimaginably opulent to merely enviably rich. This - in my words, not theirs - is my take-away message from a new C.D. Howe analysis of federal pension changes ...
Workers watch as scaffolding is removed from the north tower of West block on Parliament Hill i
Space shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The spacecraft traveled 125,935,769 miles during 33 spaceflights, including 12 ...
NEW YORK: Four days after superstorm Sandy smashed into the US northeast, rescuers on Friday were still discovering the extent of the death and devastation in New York and the New Jersey shore, and anger mounted over gasoline shortages, power ...
The leader of the beleaguered Syrian National Council has accused Hillary Clinton of ignoring the complexity of the Syrian crisis after she backed a rival opposition council. In an interview the journalist Zaid Benjamin Abdel Basset Sayda insisted that the SNC ...
President Barack Obama may have gotten a boost from a solid jobs report Friday morning, but an increase in the unemployment rate has given his Republican rival Mitt Romney ammunition as the U.S. presidential race enters its final days. That data fresh in ...
BEIRUT -- The apparent summary execution of at least eight Syrian government soldiers by Syrian rebels documented on amateur video “looks very like a war crime,” a United Nations human rights official said Friday. Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. ...
A GROUP of former security officials sent by the US to probe ways to soothe Japan-China tensions has warned that a mishap or misunderstanding near the disputed Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands could lead to a military standoff. The warning, delivered in a report ...
The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of the Nova Scotia-built replica tall ship HMS Bounty that left one crew member dead and another missing. The sinking Monday morning came several hours after the crew decided to ...
Musallam Al-Barrak was freed Thirsday on bail of 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($35,574), his lawyer
TORONTO -- You can't see it and you can't smell it. But radon in your home, seeping up through the foundation, could be a serious risk to your health. But it's a risk that can be mitigated. And Health Canada wants homeowners to measure the radon in their ...
For some Canadians, the daylight saving time switch this weekend is cause for celebration. With clocks turning back an hour at 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 4, how could the extra snooze time on a Sunday morning be anything other than a bonus? But seasonal time ...
Never has being manly required so many beauty products. Browse the men's section at any drugstore and you'll be bombarded with renewal serums, power bronzers and moisturizers designed for “richer and denser” skin. And if recent trends are any ...
A single lump in her right breast was the loose thread that sent Belinda Stronach's world unravelling. “It kind of stops you in your tracks,” Stronach told Postmedia News in an exclusive interview. “You go about your daily life and you don't wake up in the ...
Nine out of 10 Canadian families battling cancer are also battling financial debt, according to a study released Thursday. The Canadian Cancer Society, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Action Network, released a three-year study in Winnipeg that ...
A single glance at your Facebook feed today and you'll know: It's November 1st, also known as the dawn of Movember, that month-long campaign where guys around the world grow mustaches in the name of men's health. To the chagrin of women ...
The question: At what age can I start taking my kid to get a flu shot? Do you recommend it? The answer: In my pediatric clinic, we start administering the flu shot in October and try to offer the vaccine to as many children and parents as possible. Babies as ...
If your a.m. meal of choice is a high-fat breakfast sandwich, you may want to rethink your
Unemployment rate rises to 7.9 percent, economy adds 171000 jobs - Fox News
Romney on a razor's edge in Florida - Los Angeles Times
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