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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Takers Economy : An Inquiry into Illegal File ...Takers Economy : An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing (Photo credit: poligraf)
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English: An Israeli strike caused a huge explo...English: An Israeli strike caused a huge explosion in residential area in Gaza. This is during the Israeli assault on Gaza 08-09 Day 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Still shot from video footage filmed on the 18...Still shot from video footage filmed on the 18th day of the War on Gaza showing the destruction sustained from Israeli-Palestinian clash in the area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Sometimes, security cameras catch something entirely different


It's time to put an end to naive, stupid, ignorant belief in the propaganda of government agencies.

The war on Gaza is a purely belligerent, orchestrated act, planned and deliberately carried out by the State of Israel with the aim of domination and ultimate extermination of the Palestinian people.

I declare myself to be "on side" with the Palestinians against this monstrosity that is the State of Israel.

I am not "on side" with Hamas as I believe they are construct which serves the interests of the military industrial complex.

Fanatical, violent organisations are first created by violence - cf: the Khmer Rouge, Taliban & IRA - it's not hard to figure out how this happens - just look at the trauma created in families by the endless repression and casual brutality meted out by the occupying powers.

It would happen in Australia too, if we were under military occupation.

The tragedy is that the world stands by and lets Palestine be exterminated. We are to blame for our gutless cringing attitude towards the powers that be.

Ultimately we will pay the price for this collaboration with evil.

Visit our live blog for updates on the crisis in and follow

"...every night is worse than the night before" - Maram Humaid in Gaza | Civilian soundbites from and

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GAZA UPDATE #4 - Evening Edition, November 19, 2012:

Palestinian Christians & Muslims march together against the Zionist aggression against Gaza, in Nazareth: http://bit.ly/URGDcf

A total of 107 people had been killed since Wednesday morning, when Israeli airstrikes began. The dead included at least 26 children, 10 women and 12 men over 50, who were presumably not involved in combat. Of the rema
inder, at least 36 are known militants. Hamas officials said more than 860 have been wounded, 260 of them children, 140 of them women and 55 men over 50.

An Israeli bomb pummeled a home deep into the ground here on Sunday, killing 11 people, including nine in three generations of a single family, in the deadliest single strike since the latest conflict began. Members of the family were buried Monday in a rite that turned into a gesture of defiance and became a rally supporting Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers. http://nyti.ms/URA7Cl

Who is doing the killing in Gaza? Noam Chomsky and others challenge world's media: The degree of terror felt by ordinary Palestinian civilians in Gaza is barely noticed in the media, in stark contrast to the world's awareness of terrorized and shock-treated Israeli citizens. http://bit.ly/Q6evj0

Israel/Gaza conflict: UN must impose arms embargo, send international monitors immediately: http://bit.ly/Q6gHXD

AIPAC sponsored US Senate is "Expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment" to mass killing in Gaza: http://bit.ly/Ubr6Sv

The light doesn’t get much greener than this: Obama admin gives Israel the go ahead to escalate in Gaza: http://bit.ly/UbsSD9

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador on Monday expressed frustration that the Security Council has remained silent about the escalating violence in Gaza between Israel and Hamas as the United States has blocked any action. http://bit.ly/UbPinH

Each of which carries a different strategic calculation for Israel, but from where we sit, the symbolic targeting of government buildings is as baffling as the decision to fight homemade rockets with bombs dropped from F-16s. http://nyr.kr/TNc8h0

Americans Can't Pretend the US Is a Neutral Party in the Israeli Assault on Gaza: The Obama administration's unstinting financial, military and diplomatic support for Israel is a key enabling force in the conflict. http://bit.ly/UPYWsN

Killing Hope: Why Israel Targets Sports in Gaza: http://bit.ly/Ub6oAn

Israel main problem in Middle East: http://youtu.be/JarwXxOQfSc

At last, Obama becomes first US president in history to take on Israel for its war crimes: http://bit.ly/SKM3jm

Gaza's victims too young to understand, but not to die:
http://bit.ly/RQ2QDl

Reporter grills US state dept rep. They took that down but it's still here: http://bit.ly/XXQZYG

Ongoing Blog/Picture Roll Updated regularly: http://bit.ly/URGDcf

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#Gaza Tweets:

Explosions heard from #Gaza City. 5 over the past few minutes. The drones are very loud in @harryfear's feed

Sad thing is that Netanyahu thinks he'll get more israeli votes for every Palestinian child he kills & he may be right

Did you know that during #israel 2009 war on #Gaza it killed children on a rate of 8 children every 12 hours ?

While all eyes are on #gaza, #Syria is falling. Matter of weeks now.

il y a 5 mins : “@GazanPal: Massive blasts, sounding HORRIBLE, on norht #Gaza, I get up from my bed, Oh my LORD, #Gaza

Jet killed 2 brothers (age 15 and 17) and 14 others were injured in bombing a house for AlNasasra family in Gaza.

So #Israel has no responsibility when they have blockaded #GAZA for years?


GAZA UPDATE - November 17, 2012

Gaza now is under land, sea and air shelling. This is no longer a usual attack.. This in genocide!

Can't believe we're all live tweeting a massacre as it happens!

Very freaky! Soundclip from 2:30am of drones and attacks on Gaza: http://bit.ly/UyEX1c

Israeli interior minister claims "Goal is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages" http://bit.ly/T8zn8X

BREAKING| Israeli gunboats are approaching the seashore of the central #Gaza Strip. They are about 400 meter far now !

AJE report on Israel's aerial campaign on Gaza, at least 45 Gazans killed, 390+ wounded since Wednesday: http://youtu.be/UQqdWCxwtpQ

So many drones over Gaza city it sounds like everyone is out mowing their lawns in the dark

Dozens of warships are dotting the sea. Dozens of warplanes and drones up in the sky.

Gaza Just got a notice: the Syrian Army IS fighting the IDF in the Golan Heights!!!!

This is how things are now in Gaza. Heavy hoovering of the Israeli drones and massive explosions every few minutes: http://youtu.be/epYukoqArBI

Israel approves 75,000 troops for possible #Gaza ground operation: http://bit.ly/U7d6Jn

Palestinian resistance fighters have fired 5 more Grad #rockets into Israel: http://bit.ly/SV87rQ

#GazaUnderAttack | NOV 17, 2012 | LIVE BLOG: http://bit.ly/ZPBkdB

GAZA, Wanna Know? http://bit.ly/S2e6hg

UN Security Council demands immediate stop to eastern Congo violence. What about Israel and Palestine?

Worldwide Protest against Israel's genocide: http://bit.ly/U7dMyu

Tweets:

Watching Palestinian woman trying 2 flee from death with her young children in #Gaza is a moral question 4 every human being on this plant.

Arab countries need to help #Gaza. It's not just them. If Israel accomplishes their goal with Palestine, you're next.

Who started recent escalation is absolutely the wrong question to ask. Instead, ask who has more power? More weapons? Int'l leverage?

@BBCNews quote #Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yeshai as saying 'we will blitz Gaza bk 2 the Middle Ages, only then will we rest'.WOW

When the 4th strongest military power in the world launches attacks on Refugees locked in a Ghetto without shelters #Gaza #Genocide

Se gasta 3 millones de dólares por minuto en la guerra, mientras por minuto mueren 10 niños de hambre. / Translation: It spends $3 million per minute in the war, while per minute 10 children die of hunger.

How long can the western governments of the world remain criminally silent about the crimes of Israel?

Hashtags on Twitter: #Gaza #Pray4Gaza #SavePalestine
GAZA UPDATE - November 17, 2012

Gaza now is under land, sea and air shelling. This is no longer a usual attack.. This in genocide!

Can't believe we're all live tweeting a massacre as it happens!

Very freaky! Soundclip from 2:30am of drones and attacks on Gaza: http://bit.ly/UyEX1c

Israeli interior minister claims "Goal is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages" http://bit.ly/T8zn8X

BREAKING| Israeli gunboats are approaching the seashore of the central #Gaza Strip. They are about 400 meter far now !

AJE report on Israel's aerial campaign on Gaza, at least 45 Gazans killed, 390+ wounded since Wednesday: http://youtu.be/UQqdWCxwtpQ

So many drones over Gaza city it sounds like everyone is out mowing their lawns in the dark

Dozens of warships are dotting the sea. Dozens of warplanes and drones up in the sky.

Gaza Just got a notice: the Syrian Army IS fighting the IDF in the Golan Heights!!!!

This is how things are now in Gaza. Heavy hoovering of the Israeli drones and massive explosions every few minutes: http://youtu.be/epYukoqArBI

Israel approves 75,000 troops for possible #Gaza ground operation: http://bit.ly/U7d6Jn

Palestinian resistance fighters have fired 5 more Grad #rockets into Israel: http://bit.ly/SV87rQ

#GazaUnderAttack | NOV 17, 2012 | LIVE BLOG: http://bit.ly/ZPBkdB

GAZA, Wanna Know? http://bit.ly/S2e6hg

UN Security Council demands immediate stop to eastern Congo violence. What about Israel and Palestine?

Worldwide Protest against Israel's genocide: http://bit.ly/U7dMyu

Tweets:

Watching Palestinian woman trying 2 flee from death with her young children in #Gaza is a moral question 4 every human being on this plant.

Arab countries need to help #Gaza. It's not just them. If Israel accomplishes their goal with Palestine, you're next.

Who started recent escalation is absolutely the wrong question to ask. Instead, ask who has more power? More weapons? Int'l leverage?

@BBCNews quote #Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yeshai as saying 'we will blitz Gaza bk 2 the Middle Ages, only then will we rest'.WOW

When the 4th strongest military power in the world launches attacks on Refugees locked in a Ghetto without shelters #Gaza #Genocide

Se gasta 3 millones de dólares por minuto en la guerra, mientras por minuto mueren 10 niños de hambre. / Translation: It spends $3 million per minute in the war, while per minute 10 children die of hunger.

How long can the western governments of the world remain criminally silent about the crimes of Israel?

Hashtags on Twitter: #Gaza #Pray4Gaza #SavePalestine



It was only last week I was writing the words “stay safe” to a few friends in New York. It was heartwarming to see my Facebook wall light up with messages of support and solidarity for distressed New Yorkers; it was a moment that pierced the shallowness and self-promotion I normally associate with the medium. When the bombing of Gaza started I began to see receive messages telling me to “stay safe.” The words “stay safe” aimed in the direction of Palestinians takes on a different meaning; it requires the sender of the message to take a position that may cost them friends in their own circle. (In this instance to stay quiet might be the least costly of stances, and perhaps the least confusing, too.) However even this verbal support has since ebbed away. The result is a deafening silence from friends who, it seems, feel unable to send messages of support.

In the absence of real pressure from President Obama and the leaders of other Western states
to reign in Israel, it becomes all the more important for the silent majority to speak out. It is why I believe we must work much harder to reach out to those unsure of who is the oppressed, and who the oppressor. We sometimes get caught up in our own social networks, assuming that an article shared amongst ourselves has the same purchase elsewhere. The truth is that the majority does not know and ultimately does not care. Many amongst them are still unsure if supporting Palestine is tantamount to endorsing terrorism. In the future I hope that many more of my Western friends feel confident that comforting me with the words “stay safe” is not as controversial as they might think, and that it means more to Palestinians in Gaza right now than anything their leaders might say.


Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/11/sounds-of-the-bombing-in-gaza-city.html#ixzz2CigoI4c3


'Syrian Girl' :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCqmI1SQB5o&feature=fvwp&NR=1

BP plans to return to above-the-line advertising next year with a campaign showcasing the contribution the company makes to society, as it looks to draw a line under the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The brand is developing a push, to roll out in March, focusing on BP's cultural sponsorships, including its long-term partnerships with the Royal Opera House and British Museum and this summer's Olympic Games. The TV, print and online activity is intended to 'make people feel more positive' about BP nearly three years on from the devastating oil spill, according to a source. Read More Here: http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/News/MostEmailed/1160524/BP-seeks-more-positive-sentiment-return-advertising/ File a complaint with the FCC for false advertising here: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/broadcast-advertising-complaints
BP plans to return to above-the-line advertising next year with a campaign showcasing the contribution the company makes to society, as it looks to draw a line under the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The brand is developing a push, to roll out in March, focusing on BP's cultural sponsorships, including its long-term partnerships with the Royal Opera House and British Museum and this summer's Olympic Games.  The TV, print and online activity is intended to 'make people feel more positive' about BP nearly three years on from the devastating oil spill, according to a source.  Read More Here:  http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/News/MostEmailed/1160524/BP-seeks-more-positive-sentiment-return-advertising/  File a complaint with the FCC for false advertising here:  http://www.fcc.gov/guides/broadcast-advertising-complaints

‎"The idea was that dispersants would dissolve the oil and that what was left would be strongly diluted in the sea water. This would cause very little environmental damage. But it appears that a lot of dirt has sunk in flakes to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, forming a thick layer gunk on the seafloor. Life on the seabed, and thus the entire ecosystem, is suffering severely from this pollution. So, although the visible damage of the disaster is relatively limited, considering that during a period of three months millions of gallons of oil flowed into the sea, out of sight, at 800 meters depth, a significant environmental disaster is occurring."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-11-lessons-bp-oil.html#jCp
"The idea was that dispersants would dissolve the oil and that what was left would be strongly diluted in the sea water. This would cause very little environmental damage. But it appears that a lot of dirt has sunk in flakes to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, forming a thick layer gunk on the seafloor. Life on the seabed, and thus the entire ecosystem, is suffering severely from this pollution. So, although the visible damage of the disaster is relatively limited, considering that during a period of three months millions of gallons of oil flowed into the sea, out of sight, at 800 meters depth, a significant environmental disaster is occurring."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-11-lessons-bp-oil.html#jCp

BREAKING NEWS!!!
Breaking news: State University at Buffalo has shut down the Shale Resources and Society Institute, which was tied with the gas industry and produced junk science. http://j.mp/S6ydeh

The people of New York have consistently spoken out and put pressure on SUNY to disband this disgraceful entity. 

This is a victory for real science over junk science peddled by the gas industry!
Breaking news: State University at Buffalo has shut down the Shale Resources and Society Institute, which was tied with the gas industry and produced junk scien
ce. http://j.mp/S6ydeh

The people of New York have consistently spoken out and put pressure on SUNY to disband this disgraceful entity.

This is a victory for real science over junk science peddled by the gas industry!

A NONPROFIT GROUP CLAIMS BP URGED IT TO HIRE A SOFT-CORE PORN PEDDLER TO TEACH KIDS PIPELINE SAFETY: Danielle Dawn Smalley was with her boyfriend at her Kaufman County home in August 1996 when a spark from her father's truck ignited a cloud of butane escaping from a corroded pipeline. The explosion killed the 17-year-old couple instantaneously. Smalley's death would ultimately lead a jury to order Koch Industries, which operated the pipeline, to pay $296 million in damages in what was the largest wrongful death award in the country's history. The case was ultimately settled for an undisclosed amount after Koch Industries appealed. The other thing that came from the explosion was the Danielle Dawn Smalley Foundation, which Danny Smalley established in 2002 in honor of his daughter, to educate first responders and the general public about the dangers of oil and gas pipelines.That's what the foundation had been doing for eight years when, in 2010
, it began working with an industry partner, BP, to develop a safety program targeted at elementary school students and their teachers in Gregg County, about 120 miles east of Dallas. At BP's urging, the foundation enlisted Julie Elledge, a Wyoming psychotherapist who runs an education consulting organization called the StoryQuest Initiative, to develop the curriculum. Its executive director, Michelle Joseph, wrote a letter to BP dated September 5 worrying that Videos for Lovers "frankly borders on pornography," and that Elledge's affiliation with it "could derail this entire program." In response, Elledge's attorney sent a cease and desist letter noting that Elledge is a licensed therapist and demanding the foundation stop telling BP that she produced pornography. Then, the lawsuit. DDSF charges Elledge with breach of contract, interference with contractual relations (in the foundation's agreement with BP), and misrepresentation, all centered on the fact that Elledge never mentioned she was involved with Videos for Lovers. The nonprofit doesn't specify damages, explicitly asking only for declaratory judgment that its communication with BP was not defamatory and for court costs, attorneys fees, and any further relief to which it is entitled. Read more here: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2012/11/pipeline_safety.php

Ban fracking! "It will be totally disastrous for our water system."




District Council 37, the largest public employee union in New York City, supports a ban on fracking.

http://www.dc37.net/news/PEP/9_2012/ban_fracking.html
District Council 37, the largest public employee union in New York City, supports a ban on fracking.

http://www.dc37.net/news/PEP/9_2012/ban_fracking.html

International Climate Science Coalition 

Survey from water industry insiders shows hedge funds, private equity positioning to benefit from increasingly scarce resource

American Deception

Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters Pepper Sprayed by Cherokee County Sheriffs

 The School Sucks Project 

1. The twelve-year process of an American public education has a dramatic effect on the mind of a child. When we first enter school at age six, many of our best personal attributes are already in place. We are curious, innovative, unique, creative and hopeful in ways that we will rarely be able to replicate throughout the rest of our lives. But over time, school sucks those essential attributes out of too many of us...and replaces them with predictability, obedience and apathy.   

 

2. The public school system sucks off the productive capacity of hard-working people. The system is funded through taxation.  In other words, whether public education succeeds or fails (spoiler alert: it fails) at providing real education to the public, the cost goes up every year. There are no refunds.

 



Trivium 



Education
For if you [the rulers] suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves [and outlaws] and then punish them.
-Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Utopia, Book 1


Church Committee Reports
FBI’s COINTELPRO operation, a counter-intelligence campaign directed at domestic dissidents during the period of civil rights and anti-war discontent.

Counterinsurgency theory, once celebrated as having pulled Iraq back from the brink, is now in crisis due to its record in Afghanistan. Considering both the contribution of counterinsurgency theory to military thinking and its limitations as a concept, it remains valuable, even if the term "counterinsurgency theory" once again is cast aside. The theory provides not a strategy or campaign plan but rather a collection of insights and principles. The value of the theory depends on what is expected from it. Some insights based on counterinsurgency theory appear commonsensical but nonetheless challenge dominant misconceptions about the nature of war. The lessons of recent counterinsurgency campaigns must therefore be retained for future military interventions—and prompt greater caution among military strategists and policymakers about such undertakings. Careful study and research are needed to determine how best to apply this theory to future operations, and it is fair to say that it is better at raising the right questions than in providing the answers. 

Colombia's New Counterinsurgency Plan
Columbia has been in conflict since its creation as a Republic in 1819. In the past 50 years the plan has centered on Marxist insurgencies and the cocaine trade. Each new government plan to deal with these insurgencies has evolved from previous plans, though since the late 1990`s these plans have relied increasingly on U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine. Nearly 80 percent of counterinsurgency funding, all of which came from the United States (which has spent nearly $7 billion in Colombia since 2000), went to the Colombian military and police, while developmental aid from other countries never fully materialized. Peace talks failed, the military moved into the demilitarized zone and the conflict escalated. 

09/15/10

During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama criticized the Bush administration for its excessive secrecy, noting that it had ‘invoked a legal tool known as the ’state secrets’ privilege more than any other previous administration to get cases thrown out of civil court.’ Obama also promised to end ‘extraordinary rendition’ …. But last week the Obama administration used the state secrets privilege to block a lawsuit by five former captives who say they were tortured as a result of extraordinary rendition. Although candidate Obama surely would have been outraged, President Obama is for some reason less concerned about abuses of executive power...

http://reason.com/archives/2010/09/15/torture-tort-terror 



: Rights in School, US Media Lackeys for , Internet Kill Switch, Relieves $7M in Debt:

People living rough amid empty state houses

Talkback host cleared of inciting violence

'Killer robots' a real possibilty - Human Rights Watch

Facebook is the most appalling spying machine ever invented



Apparently we can rely on Kevin Schmidt to repeatedly reiterate an obvious slur : that anyone following the principles of Scientific Method to properly dispute the idea that a change based on computer math games is immune to the usual caveat of G.I.G.O.; or Garbage In = Garbage Out; must of necessity be paid agent of environmental despoilers. After all, there is absolutely no way to verify that the whole scenario is not gobbledegook designed to raise an international energy tax payable to the IPCC.
Note that if the premise were real, this would result in less money available for adapting to other energy schemes - if any actually work. Not that there is any shortage of other people flogging the same trope - a Red Flag that free discussion is being impeded. Nor do Search Returns seem to cooperate with requests for dissenting views.
Ahem. You wouldn't consider a trial to be properly run if differing theories were not considered. Conflating allied concerns - environmental despoilation/resource depletion- with a tax scheme known to hinder business and run up charges on unproven schemes while opening up a market for trading in a chimera alleged to be consensus ( that's politics, not science ) and prosecuted for fraudulent trading since 2005 should raise hackles - especially when the economy can't operate under less restrictive terms.
How can one prove a model is properly constructed in the first place...let alone that there is valid technique of extrapolation when results are not available to be checked?
I've followed geopolitics and energy monopolism for a while now. This is very much market related....and the screams of anguish have scarcely started.
I can't deal with the topic properly in comments. Global Research.ca has kept a section on this - and Prof Chussdovsky is both a disbeliever and an intelligence analyst. CFACT is blunt about having corporate connections. Do not believe they have no concern for policies that work. And I continue to post related articles in addition to a file - though much of its content has been lost.http://opitslinkfest.blogspot.com/2010/03/climate.html.
BTW The teacher who had his students assemble a study titled 'on the gargantuan lie of climate change science' http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2011/03/on-gargantuan-lie-of-climate-change.html is fighting a wrongful dismissal at Carleton University. Nor is the only one to note a flogging of climate scaremongering at the highest levels. Meanwhile - the latest summary Predicting the Course of Climate Change Over the Next Decade http://www.co2science.org/articles/V14/N43/C2.php.
Is global warming 'over'? One scientist says major study used to defend global warming theory actual
www.naturalnews.com

BBC’s “Best Scientific Experts”

 

Beyond the oozone layer

Despite occasional pockets of scepticism, such as Peter Glover's article in BJR late last year, the days when journalists would report on climate change by balancing “pro” and “sceptic” voices, or by knocking the human-induced climate-change argument with prominent coverage of an alternative theory, already seem a distant memory in the UK. This marked change in the treatment of climate change in the British media has helped lay the ground for a dramatic shift in the quality of public debate around the issue.  

 

Campaign tactics matter, says '04 Bush strategist, but "insignificant compared with the overall political environment,"

The Mythic Narrative of the 2012 Election

Will we see a new ‘Southern Strategy’ — break up the 2012 minority vote coalition by doling out privilege?

Matthew Detroit November 19th, 2012 at 7:56 pm
This article could benefit from some solid research about the attitudes of the already very diverse Hispano-American/Latino and Asian-American communities toward race. (Start with the importance of African and Creole culture TO Latino culture, work your way from there.) Lotta different Latino communities out there–Puerto Rican immigrants changing Florida as we speak. Other than throwing out the idea that the Republicans could try to divide those communities from Black people, this article goes nowhere. Meanwhile, you’ll have a hard time convincing anyone that the animating feature of Republicanism isn’t hostility toward the Other in the first place. No way they get out from under that anytime soon.
Beyond that, you’re still looking at the world IN black and white, as if the Dems had some kind of monopoloy on virtue, which is tiresome. The fact that Obama helps move this settler colony beyond white supremacy doesn’t change much; he still presides over a racist construct, bombing brown people in Pakistan and North Africa, militarizing North Africa, giving his seal of approval to Israel’s bombing of brown people in Palestine. Doesn’t brings more justice, freedom, or middle class prosperity. On the contrary. . .

Seattle's Police Department Releases Humorous Guide on How to Get Stoned, After Initiative to Legalize Pot Passes 

World News

Mittwoch, 25. August 2010

Finland Suspends Swine Flu Vaccine As Children Struck Down With Narcolepsy

http://groups.google.com/group/omeganews/t/616f54eb7147000b?hl=de
thetodayshow Fires continue to burn out of control near town of Port Lincoln in #SouthAustralia. @SylviaJeffreys is on ground with latest tmrw from 5.30
 

IE10 for windows 7 is available

in a preview form. But it will replace your IE9, so before installing it just ensure you know what you are doing. Everything went smooth during installation, but it took like 5-6 minutes to get from black screen to my desktop. Was a bit scary.

Overall, it looks just like IE9, only with ugly scrollbars. But not let the view fool you. Under the hood its a friking monster.
http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/Chalkboard/ - 9 seconds in IE10 (HWA on by default) vs 40 second in Opera (HWA on) vs 500~750 seconds in Chrome and Firefox (HWA off).

Very good rendering of css3, unique font rendering capabilities ( http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Graphics/OpenType/ ), and responsive interface under js load ( http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/RoboHornetPro/ ).

JS engine (Chakra) was improved, with full ES5.1 support added, but it still cannot beat V8 (in V8 bench), though it was not a top priority, as we can see. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/06/13/advances-in-javascript-performance-in-ie10-and-windows-8.aspx

of course, there is benchmarketing, as always: IE9 has had good audio quality (if you remember Cut the Rope HTML5), IE10 supposedly improves it, which can supposedly seen via (warning: very loud music!)http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/AudioExplosion/ , but when you go there in Firefox/Opera - you will hear nothing, because... *.ogg file is missing from server ?!

also, there is no spellchecking for some reason (even at IE Test drive: https://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/SpellChecking/Default.html), but maybe its a bug of win7 preview, or this feature requires win8.
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