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Thursday, November 22, 2012

22 November - Blogs I'm Following II

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5.2 Magnitude Earthquake LUZON, PHILIPPINES - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 04:52:39 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:52:39 PM at epicenter Location 14.052°N, 120.756°E Depth 199.7 km (124.1 miles) Region LUZON, PHILIPPINES Distances 2 km (1 miles) S of Toong, Philippines

Boy who killed fellow pupil Euan Craig in front of classmates in shocking gym attack is jailed for just three and a half years

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 minutes ago
A boy of 15 who killed a fellow pupil who accidentally hit him with a sponge ball in a school gym has been ordered to serve three and a half years detention. The teenager - who cannot be named for legal reasons - killed Euan Craig by repeatedly punching him in the head at a Glasgow school in May. The teenager exploded into a rage, shouting: 'What the f*** are you doing?' after Euan accidentally threw a sponge ball which struck his attacker on the side of the face. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237006/Glasgow-schoolboy-15-killed-fellow-pupil-Euan-Craig-gym-attack-jailed-ju... more »

Syria rebels capture army base in eastern oil region

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 minutes ago
Syrian rebels captured an army base in an eastern oil province on Thursday, further weakening President Bashar al-Assad's control in the strategic region bordering Iraq. The capture of the artillery base on the outskirts of Mayadeen, a town on the Euphrates river near some of Syria's main oilfields, followed rebel takeovers of military installations in the north and centre of the country this week. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/22/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121122

The Global Warming Fraud: Physical Analysis Shows Carbon Dioxide Is A Coolant (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 minutes ago
Years ago, I fell for the same scam that most people still believe to be true... That Carbon Dioxide is a "Greenhouse Gas" and the chief proponent that has to be brought under control to save our planet from man made "Global Warming". It is through the control of man made Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions into our atmosphere, through the implementation of"Carbon Taxes", that most nations believe they can do their part in ending the threat of "Global Warming" and save the planet from ourselves. I want to bring forward evidence here again that shows that what we have been told about ... more »

EU budget: Leaders to study new proposals

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 minutes ago
European Union leaders have suspended talks on the bloc's seven-year budget in order to give the 27 leaders time to study new proposals. The leaders of France and Germany have already expressed doubts whether an agreement can be reached. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20457095

Jesus Died For Somebody's Sins, But...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 minutes ago
Roland and I are getting ready for our trip to Kerala. I was there in 1970, driving between Goa and Sri Lanka. I've never been back and Roland, who loves India and has been there several times, has never seen Kerala except on YouTube. He asked me what I could remember from my trip there over 40 years ago. A lot of lush green, a broken down, abandoned old synagogue and dacoits who had put a big boulder in the middle of the road so they could rob us (although they screwed it up and we were able to drive around the boulder). I'm not great with specifics. Oh, and I remember that if yo... more »

Mt Tongariro: More eruptions to come

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 minutes ago
There is a "significant probability" of another sudden eruption at Tongariro in the next week and eruptions could continue for months, scientists says. The eruption at Te Maari crater about 1.30pm yesterday sent a three or four kilometre plume into the air and lasted for about five minutes, GNS Science confirmed today. Vulcanologists from throughout the country, including those not associated with GNS, met this morning to discuss the recent activity. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/7981546/More-eruptions-to-come

Egypt's President Faces 'New Pharaoh' Jibe

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 26 minutes ago
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has assumed sweeping new powers, drawing criticism that he is seeking to become a "new pharaoh". The new powers are a blow to the pro-democracy movement that ousted Hosni Mubarak and they raise questions about the gains made in last year's uprising. Opposition forces denounced the declaration as a "coup" and called for nationwide protests on Friday. "The president can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution," according to a decree read out on television by presidential spokesman Yasser Ali. "The constitutional declarations, decision... more »

Rome Clash: Police Probe Anti-Semitic Claims

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 32 minutes ago
Lazio have denied their fans were responsible for a bar brawl that left one Tottenham Hotspur fan with serious injuries and at least six others needing medical treatment. Spurs fans are returning home after a clash involving fellow supporters in Rome in the early hours of Thursday. It happened ahead of Spurs' Europa League match at the Stadio Olimpico. Witnesses said there was an element of anti-Semitism to the attack, with shouts of "Jews" directed at Tottenham fans. The north London team is known for having a large Jewish fan base. http://news.sky.com/story/1014951/tottenham-hot... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 37 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 03:38:43 UTC Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 09:38:43 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.121°N, 88.077°W Depth 35.5 km (22.1 miles) Region NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA Distances 97 km (60 miles) SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake MOLUCCA SEA - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 38 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 00:40:19 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 08:40:19 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.638°N, 125.864°E Depth 57.5 km (35.7 miles) Region MOLUCCA SEA Distances 78 km (48 miles) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 22nd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 40 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 23:26:50 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 08:26:50 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.216°N, 142.216°E Depth 57.1 km (35.5 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 29 km (18 miles) E of Kamaishi, Japan

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS - 22nd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 40 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 22:44:31 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:44:31 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 22.351°S, 174.049°E Depth 35.3 km (21.9 miles) Region SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS Distances 86 km (53 miles) SW of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA - 22nd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 43 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 21:29:21 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 05:29:21 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 11.326°S, 118.027°E Depth 11 km (6.8 miles) Region SOUTH OF SUMBAWA, INDONESIA Distances 214 km (132 miles) SSW of Panenggoede, Indonesia

Pierre Trudeau - Pt. 1

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 46 minutes ago

An Empire of Paranoia

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 56 minutes ago
"I'm worried about the soul of our own country from the effects of what we do. That's certainly on my mind." - James Hillman, American psychologist. (R.I.P.), from the video, *"James Hillman on Archetypal Psychotherapy & the Soulless Society."* Mythically speaking, America is both the *Shire* and *Mordor*. America is the land of both childhood innocence and supernatural evil. America's spiritual predicament is truly special and unique because its superpower status is in conflict with its historic legacy as a free country with a revolutionary political system. But, a nation can't... more »

An Empire of Paranoia

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 56 minutes ago
"I'm worried about the soul of our own country from the effects of what we do. That's certainly on my mind." - James Hillman, American psychologist. (R.I.P.), from the video, *"James Hillman on Archetypal Psychotherapy & the Soulless Society."* Mythically speaking, America is both the Shire and Mordor. America is the land of both childhood innocence and supernatural evil. America's spiritual predicament is truly special and unique because its superpower status is in conflict with its historic legacy as a free country with a revolutionary political system. But, as Ron Paul said in... more »


In an interview in Cairo with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday 23 November 2012, Hamas’ political leader, Khaled Mashaal, cleverly realigned Hamas’ political position in relation to Palestinian statehood by taking advantage of Hamas’ new-found popularity among the Palestinians of the West Bank following the recent war between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Mashaal told Amanpour that, "I accept a Palestinian state according [to] the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return”, adding; "After this state is established, it decides its standing towa... more »

Yaqui and Navajo theft of water rights a crime against humanity

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Yaqui traditional leaders read the final document at the International Forum on the Defense of Water, held in solidarity with the Zapatistas. Photo Brenda Norrell Yaqui women prepare food for visitors at Vicam Pueblo. Photo Brenda Norrell *Indian water rights theft, a crime against humanity* *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com VICAM PUEBLO, Sonora, Mexico -- Yoeme (Yaqui) traditional leaders read the final document at the International Forum for the Defense of Water, on Wednesday. The two day gathering hosted by the Traditional Authority of Vicam P... more »

Report: US Says North Korea Preparing Missile for Launch

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago

Happy Thanksgiving To My American Readers: Video Shows What Thanksgiving Is Really All About!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
First, I do want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers. Up here in Canada, we of course had our own Thanksgiving on the first Monday of October, and today was a normal work day for we Canadians. And of course, we also are unable to have "Black Friday" as a day off like most Americans do...But now Canadian retail businesses here are jumping on the "Black Friday" bandwagon by also having ridiculous sales tomorrow just like they do in the United States. Honestly, I do not partake in "Black Friday" sales, and will avoid the insanity at all cost.... But back to the... more »

Global BC and Propaganda, tune in at precisely 6:45 pm Thursday nights

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 2 hours ago
Did you fine folks catch that Christy Clark ad tonight on Global BC at precisely 6:45 PM? The one The Straight Goods warned of...And guess what, that my friends is indeed breaking news, and exclusive! I did, it was disguised as programming, for shame Global BC, for shame.. The news hour went directly to this commercial at 6:45 pm, if you didn`t know better you would think it was part of the newscast, and guess what, every Thursday at 6:45 pm Global BC will pull this same stunt with a different Christy Clark commercial in the form of a weekly provincial update, and deliberately ... more »

Dido – "Thank You"

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 2 hours ago
A repeat, because it works so well for Thanksgiving. (Plus, I'm currently reading The Aeneid.)

Enbridge Northern Pipeline and Supertankers On Our Northern Coast, INSANE!

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 2 hours ago
Hecate Strait Warnings - Storm warning in effect ForecastWeather ConditionsIce Conditions WarningsSynopsisMapsGlossaryAnother Area Marine Forecast WindsIssued 04:00 PM PST 22 November 2012 Tonight and Friday Storm warning in effect. *Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southerly 35 to 40 early this evening*. WavesHecate Strait - northern halfIssued 04:00 PM PST 22 November 2012 *Today Tonight and Friday Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near midnight and to 3 to 4 early Friday morning.* WavesHecate Strait - southern halfIssued 04:00 PM PST 22 November 2012 Tod... more »

BC Unis'tot'en evict surveyors of Pacific Trails Pipeline in Canada

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
*Tarsands Blockade* *Posted at Censored News* The Unis'tot'en clan of the Wet'suwet'en evicted surveyors who came to mark the path of the Pacific Trails Pipeline in Canada. "The Unis'tot'en clan has been dead-set against all pipelines slated to cross through their territories, which include PTP, Enbridge's Northern Gateway and many others." The Unis'tot'en action camp has been organizing for years to blockade pipelines through First Nation's sovereign territory in British Columbia. http://unistotencamp.wordpress.com/ On Monday, we received this picture and letter from Unis'tot'... more »

No, Willard wasn't the GOP's worst possible candidate -- he was still the BEST they had to offer

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Have we already forgotten? Have the R's already forgotten?* *by Ken* I forget where it was that I saw the other day a link to a report indicating that Sarah Palin is now considered well-positioned for 2016, and all I could think was: *for what?* I was so confounded that I actually looked into it, only to discover that what the Fallen Princess is so well-positioned for is the Republican presidential nomination. Imagine! Here I was thinking that far from such a prospect being obvious, it would be a pretty arcane consideration. As I indicated here recently, "On the whole I'm incline... more »

Best way to avoid discrimination is to stop being different!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
I suppose we could limit bullying of Aboriginal students if they would just act white? (In fairness the trustee did apologize but still ...) http://cbc.sh/kSuPlXk An Alberta school trustee has apologized for suggesting during a debate at the Alberta School Boards Association that gay students should be less open about their sexual identity. ... Schaffrick made the remarks during a debate on Monday at the fall meeting of the ASBA where trustees discussed and rejected a proposal from Edmonton Public Schools, which would protect gay students from bullying and discrimination.

Quotable Quotes

'If there is to be any peace, it will come through being, not having.' - Henry Miller 'To embody the transcendent is why we are here.' - Sogyal Rinpoche 'The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order. - Henry Miller 'What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.' - Albert Pine

Nunavut students generally attend school until they reach Grade 7

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Doesn't the title of the post (see story below) say a lot. Yes lots of smart competent people get by without a lot of education. And yes a lot of stuff you learn is school really isn't very necessary. But, to build a modern society you need higher than Grade 7. http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavut_attendance_rate_has_dropped_education_department_report/

Leaks Detected in Earth's Protective Shield

When Earth’s magnetic field and the interplanetary magnetic field are aligned, for example in a northward orientation as indicated by the white arrow in this graphic, Kelvin–Helmholtz waves are generated at low (equatorial) latitudes. Photo courtesy: AOES Medialab Our planet's protective magnetic bubble may not be as protective as scientists had thought. Small breaks in Earth's magnetic field almost continuously let in the solar wind — the stream of magnetic, energized plasma launched by the sun toward the planets — new research has found. "The solar wind can enter the magnetospher... more »

Get angry . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 4 hours ago
KUDOS TO THE SIXTH ESTATE, for going to all the cerebral effort to post "Inside Elections Canada’s Whitewash Report on Election Fraud: Armwaving, Cynicism, Red Herrings". If you missed it, you must read it — and get very, very angry.

Morsi Unmasks His True Self And Emulates Obama By Giving Himself Dictatorial Powers

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Morsi and Obama are not peacemakers. They are fraudsters.* "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it." - Former President George W. Bush. Well, well, well, what do we have here? Another dictator in Islamist clothes in a Middle Eastern country who was put into power as a result of CIA machinations? Say it ain't so! What a shocker. Here is an excerpt from an AP article called, *"Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers"*: Egypt’s Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutral... more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Now something of a cliche, but still one of the best.

Fierce Kitten

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago


Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said yesterday when defending the governments decision to call a truce and stop the invasion that; “It is still not time to enter Gaza in a very wide operation and conquer it”, leaving no doubt that ‘conquering’ the Gaza Strip is, indeed, the Zionists long term intention. While it has always been surmised that invasion and occupation, with the goal of eventual annexation of the Gaza Strip, has always been Israel’s ultimate intention, this is possibly the clearest indication yet that any senior Israeli government minister has given confirming that ... more »

FRIDAY MORNING RAMBLE: Thanksgiving Edition

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
** [image: image] *Yes, it’s Thanksgiving in the States—the sort of holiday we don’t have here in NZ, but should have. Don’t you have much to be thankful for?* *On with the show!* No, it’s not what you think. *Beehive springs a leak – report* – NZ HERALD “The people complaining about New Zealand’s 100% pure marketing campaign have had a logic bypass.” *Critics have had logic bypass* – HOME PADDOCK Far too little, much too late, but still very, very helpful. Why did it take so long? *Brownlee orders land-use plan* – THE PRESS And while virtual ring fences around Christchurch’s... more »

Do you have permit for that opinion?

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 6 hours ago
It used to be said that in Britain if something was not specifically prohibited then by definition it was legal, unencumbered and free. If this is still the case today then such a principle is coming under sustained attack. The Defend the Right to Protest campaign has noted in politically charged prosecutions: [There is] a now-familiar line: the courts can decide what protest should be (or should have been) and prosecute anyone who deviates from that picture – a picture now supposed to be the property of the protestors themselves. In an earlier court case connected to the one refe... more »

Wayward Christian soldiers, marching as to war

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 6 hours ago
It couldn't be more blindingly obvious this cockamamie bill is a backdoor attempt to establish fetal personhood: Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state which eliminated tax credits for children last year, have proposed a tax credit for unborn foetuses of 12 weeks gestation. [...] One of the main sponsors of the foetus tax credit bill, Jud Gilbert, a Republican representative of Algonac, said the rationale behind it was to recognise that mothers have additional bills to pay. "You're recognizing the fact that people have additional expenses, another person to take care of," he t... more »

TN GOP Hypocrisy: Roe V Wade

2old2care at Because I Can - 6 hours ago
I run into a lot of nasty reporting about GOP legislative members – nasty, nasty stuff most that I haven’t published in the past. But, you see – I‘m getting sick and tired of by two-faced hypocrites trying to legislate away the rights of others. From this point on – I am going to publish this stuff when I see it. Here's another example of the GOP coming to the trough of Federal law – because it benefits them - slopping it up. But, it’s not okay for others to have the same rights. My emphasis - to facilitate your reading: DesJarlais faced attacks from Democrats during his ca... more »

A Slap In The Face of Civilization: Israel Marks Its Territory By Pissing On The Captive Palestinians

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
"Borders are basic Mammalian territorial imperatives. All mammals want a territory and they claim it by making excretions that make a topological outline as the territory they claim. That's why your dog pees on every tree when you take him for a walk, that's the way the dog is marking his territory. Chimpanzees mark their territory with excretions, too. The difference between human beings or domesticated primates and the other mammals is we mark our territory with ink excretions on paper: land titles, peace treaties, and so on. Every national border in the world marks a place whe... more »

Tymon Dogg: Dedication to Joe Strummer [Beyond This Frontier]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
YouTube video description [Channel - VJnumber1]: A beautiful original performance by Tymon Dogg from the 2007 film "9 Lives of Tymon Dogg" dedicated to Joe Strummer who Tymon shared a long collaboration and friendship with.The full film is available on a handmade DVD from the filmmaker Merrill Aldighieri at http://artclips.free.fr/tymon_dogg-trailer.htm *Wikipedia*: Tymon Dogg (born Stephen John Murray in Formby, Lancashire, England) is a highly idiosyncratic English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, violin, guitar, oud and a harp of his own invention. As... more »

No Rest For The Weary-- 2016 Is Right Around The Corner

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Remember when quintessential Conservative Consensus Villager Mark Halperin was banned from his little perch on *Morning Joe* for calling President Obama "a dick" a few months ago? How long did that last? Weeks? Days? Hours?" He was on this week slurring "the left wing Freak Show" for trying to hold Marco Rubio to some kind of rational standard for a U.S. senator. Halperin, who was introduced as the Beltway's #1 most pathetic hack by * Salon* last year, is "the world's laziest dispenser of conventional wisdom... shallow and predictable. He’s still both fixated solely on the horse r... more »

Republicans never resign

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 7 hours ago
Sure people make bad choices all the time and can be forgiven for it. But. as always, this is about the hypocrisy. Tennessee Tea Party pol's past comes back to haunt him: CHATTANOOGA — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Wednesday that he never intentionally misled voters about his past and stressed that he has no plans to resign over recent revelations that depict a private life starkly at odds with his public image as an anti-abortion, family values congressman. [...] But DesJarlais said he is not the same man who supported his first wife's decision to have two abortions. The physic... more »

UN Demands Israel Stop Ripping Off Palestinian Resources

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
The U.N. General Assembly, by a vote of 156-5, called on Israel to immediately stop its decades-old practices of exploiting, damaging, depleting and endangering the natural resources of the Occupied Territories. Canada joined the U.S., Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Israel in opposing the motion. For what it's worth, Israel's raping of the Palestinian lands is a flagrant and never-ending violation of international law.

Adam and the ARBuck

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
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WalMart - Typical GOP Hypocrisy

2old2care at Because I Can - 7 hours ago
Republicans will keep attacking it. Congressman Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, says *Republicans* *“have tried to use every kind of leverage that they could think of” to weaken the NLRB*. That includes blocking its appointments, threatening its budget, and demanding its internal documents. In relation to the Wal-Mart Black Friday strikes: The company is fighting back. It has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board to preemptively ban the Black Friday strikes. Hypocrits! Wal-Mart a long-time supporter of the American Legis... more »

TV report: Warnings that peace deals with Egypt, Jordan could collapse led Israel to end Hamas assault with no ground offensive

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago

Will BC'ers Back Pot Next Year?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
The organization, *Sensible BC*, plans to place a marijuana policing referendum before British Columbians in 2014. SBC has already had a test run, placing its *Sensible Policing Act *proposal before Elections BC to verify that the legislation was within provincial jurisdiction and was suitable for a referendum. It cleared those hurdles whereupon SBC promptly withdrew it. The way the initiative rules work, once approved, referendum proponents have 90-days to garner 400,000 signatures. SBC wasn't prepared for that public campaign this year but plans to pre-register supporters next ... more »

Is America Now Okay With the Post-Mubarak Egypt?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
Did Benjamen Netanyahu just rebuild America's relationship with Egypt? After the fall of the brutal, murderous Mubarak regime, many American pols seemed genuinely distraught when a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi, was elected the first Islamist president of Egypt. When Netanyahu unleashed the Israeli air force on Gaza the world eyed Morsi suspiciously, fearful of an Islamist retaliation against Israel. Instead the Egyptians calmly backed the Gaza Palestinians and set about brokering a ceasefire that Netanyahu had no choice but to accept. As the *New York Ti... more »

BC Liberal Election Strategy, Worthy of a Trip to the Political Woodshed!

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 8 hours ago
The "Tough on Crime Agenda" politics, theory, hucksters, the futility of tired old Socreds disguised as BC Liberals attempting to use the "techniques" of the 80`s to win an election in 2013.. Vaughn Palmer last Saturday in a coordinated propaganda piece, in conjunction with Global BC tried to paint an illusionary picture of BC Liberal renewal and momentum, timing is everything Vaughn, I suggest you and the Vancouver Sun go back to the drawing board and start over.. In the last week alone more scathing emails were revealed, revealing a brutal cold-hearted attempt to turn the crimin... more »

Anti-Indigenous Hate Groups, paid to destroy us.

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 8 hours ago
The UK is a mess. The economy is wrecked, the culture is in tatters and the legal system is nothing but a front for the real criminals who control our ruined land. The demise of our way of life has not occurred by chance, and it is not a part of a natural cycle of events. The agony imposed upon the people of the UK - and indeed every European across all our countries - has been carefully planned and implemented by our enemies. The enemies of humanity operate in every country. The bloodshed in Palestine and across the Islamic world, is just as contrived as the horror which has be... more »

Only 1 in 5 think Israel ‘won’ the eight-day battle against Hamas: Israeli poll

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago

I would say this was an unbelievable piece of biased interviewing, but it's the BBC so it's actually quite predictable

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Earlier today I was refereed to this piece of video by some Twitterers I blogged about it, albeit with a link somehow screwed up by my smartphone, but had no time to comment upon it. Now I have watched the video a few more times I feel a little lost as to what to say. Is the BBC interviewer, Mishal Husain, really suggesting that the most important issue is not the number of rockets being fired at towns in Southern Israel but how many people these rockets have killed. The fact that Israel has built bomb shelters, invested in alert systems and of course devised and built the defensiv... more »

Is there a Funding Gap in Higher Education?

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 8 hours ago
Another November, another student anti-fees protest. Sadly, it attracted neither the numbers nor the media interest of times passed. The awful weather did its part to dampen turn out (and the marchers). The heavy policing of previous demonstrations wouldn't have helped, nor that the LibDem-supported Tory fee regime is now an accomplished fact. It is, after all, harder to undo something than stop it in the first place. But there is something incredibly confusing about the changes this government has made to tuition fees. Under the previous regime, you paid upfront directly to your ... more »

Mohamed Morsi bars court challenges and orders Hosni Mubarak retrial

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Egypt's president, Mohamed Morsi, has granted himself far-reaching powers and immunity from legal oversight as he ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the country's revolution. In a surprise move, Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who was instrumental in securing a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, issued a series of measures preventing Egypt's courts from challenging any laws or decrees passed since he assumed office in June. The decrees prevent the courts from attempting to dissolve the upper house of parliament or the body tasked with dr... more »

David Cameron sparks fury in Brussels with raid on EU growth fund

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
David Cameron is pressing for tens of billions of euros in cuts to the EU's next seven-year budget as the price for Britain's agreement at the Brussels summit, which could run into Saturday morning. The prime minister, who declared on arrival in Brussels that he would be "negotiating hard" on behalf of British taxpayers, has identified European commission plans to promote economic growth as a key area for cuts. The prime minister's move has sparked a furious backlash in Brussels. One EU official said: "David Cameron lectures us all on the need to draw up a budget for growth. And yet... more »

Israel pulls back from Gaza

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Israel began withdrawing the army on Thursday that had been poised to invade the Gaza Strip to go after Hamas, with both sides declaring they had won their eight-day battle. Dust-covered tanks and armored bulldozers were winched onto transporters and driven out of the same groves of straggly eucalyptus where they camped in January 2009 before going in. That conflict cost more than 1,400 lives, all but 13 Palestinian, while this time, some 160 Palestinians were killed in eight days of fighting, against six Israelis. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/22/us-palestinians-israel-ga... more »

That's awkward: Elmo sings 'Nothing's going to bring us down'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
In the wake of allegations that Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Elmo sexually abused up to four young men, many would have expected the popular Muppet to be left out of today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. However, hundreds of thousands of children lining the streets of Manhattan and millions more watching at home today witnessed the red puppet belting out the Sesame Street song 'What I am' along with Big Bird. As the float for the popular children's program rolled along, Elmo, still voiced by a pre-recorded Clash, broke out for a solo, declaring, 'Nothing's g... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 9 hours ago
Angus James Wilson was the co-founder of Scallywag Magazine, together with his half brother Simon Regan. Angus told Simon "that he had been supplied with compromising pictures of ...." *Angus James Wilson died in Cyprus in a car crash in September 1996.... * Someone "took all Angus's possessions into his own custody, presumably with the photographs." Angus James Wilson died in 1996 and Simon Regan died around 2000. *justice denied: death of scallywag co founder angus james wilson ...* *Paul Bonacci* * *Paul Bonacci was jailed after testifying that Lawrence King ran a boy prost... more »

Luxembourg's PM calling for a Budget increase, said Britain will have to fall into line

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Image: Remember this? European leaders today claimed Britain will 'have to be convinced' to accept a rise in Brussels spending as David Cameron scrambled to build support for a real terms freeze. The Prime Minister today warned any increase in the European Union's budget would be 'quite wrong'. He vowed to protect the UK's prized rebate from Brussels negotiated by Margaret Thatcher in 1984. But tensions are already rising, with Britain demanding a cut or freeze in spending while other countries who benefit from vast EU handouts demanding big rises. Sweden and the Netherlands hav... more »

Netanyahu Steps In His Own Mess

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Benjamin Netanyahu, with a looming date with Israeli voters, is doing his best to portray himself as the victor in Israel's 8-day, Operation Pillar of Defence but, in the minds of many Israelis, he's actually the loser. *Der Spiegel* reports that a good many people, inside Israel and elsewhere, see the winners as Hamas and Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. "*...the Israeli press is not joining Netanyahu in praising Netanyahu. To be sure, most analysts agree that the current ceasefire bringing the Israeli Gaza operation "Pillar of Defense" to a halt is a positive development due ... more »

Exam question of the day: The police

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Today’s question was prepared by the Tumeke blog and asks: Do we really want a Police force that turns up on your doorstep at night and asks how you intend to plea in a case while threatening more charges if you plead innocent? Do we? Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Facebook says users no longer have a say in its privacy rules

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook announced today that it will no longer let users have a say in its privacy policies. Facebook revealed on Thursday that it will reverse its 2009 policy that let users vote on its privacy rules, blaming the move on the low quality of the comments that it often received. Facebook communications chief Elliot Schrage wrote, "We deeply value the feedback we receive from you during our comment period but have found that the voting mechanism created a system that incentivised quantity of comments over the quality of them. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2... more »

Thousands Without Power As Rain Batters Britain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Thousands of people have been left without power and scores evacuated from their homes after heavy rain battered Britain for a second day. Up to 60mm (5ins) of rain fell in some areas, as winds gusted up to 70mph, leaving vast swathes of the country under water. People trying to escape the rising waters were forced to abandon their cars and the AA reported that 900 incidents were being reported every hour. Around 2,000 homes in the South West and 500 in Wales were without power, as Western Power said it was looking to restore electricity to those in need. http://news.sky.com/stor... more »

Turkey pardoned by Obama euthanized

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Washington -- Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious. Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird. http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/peace-turkey-pardoned-by-president-obama-last-thanks... more »

Gaza one of the most densely populated places in the world?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
The BBC love to tell us that Gaza, sometimes narrowed down to Gaza City, is one of the most densely populated places in the world. The BBC slipped up today with the above graphic. So London is more densely populated than Gaza and Singapore way more densely populated than Gaza City. Do try and remember that the next time the BBC repeat that Gaza is one of the most densely populated places in the world, because the BBC will repeat that canard again soon.

Shopper Threatens to Stab People in K-Mart Line

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A shopper threatened to stab people while in line for K-Mart doorbuster deals in South Sacramento. A line of hundreds had started wrapping the building on Stockton Boulevard since 2 a.m. Once people came out to give vouchers, the crowds began yelling, cutting and screaming obscenities. That’s when one man threatened to stab others. They laughed, but he said he wasn’t joking. The people entered the store without any problems. http://fox40.com/2012/11/22/shopper-threatens-to-stab-people-in-k-mart-line/

Right to confront witnesses not a consideration in admission of hearsay statements under principled approach

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
R. v. Taylor, 2012 ONCA 809 deals with a statement made by a dying complainant. The statement is not a dying declaration because the charge did not involve homicide. The accused argued that the inability to cross-exam rendered the statement in admissible. The Court of Appeal disagreed holding that the "right" to confront an accuser - that is to conduct cross - is not protected constitutionally in Canada and forms no part of the principled approach to admission of hearsay: [18] The admissibility of the statement in this case rests on the test set forth in cases from the Sup... more »

Banksters & Business: Pillaging Syria with US 'direction'

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
That isn't all. Going long, so stick around. Eyes have been diverted to Israel/Gaza but the destabilization of Syria hasn't let up at all. *Syria is providing, yet again, to the UN a list of confirmed terrorists attacking the country* Syria has presented the UN Security Council a list of 143 foreign citizens killed in Syria fighting government troops. Damascus hopes the move will force the UN to declare the presence of foreign nationals in Syria to be international terrorism. Bashar Jaafari, Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, wrote a letter the Security Counci... more »

What? Another Dire Report on Global Warming?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
We used to get climate change reports once, perhaps twice a week. Now they're flooding in daily. That's not surprising given that scientific research papers on various aspects of anthropogenic global warming are now coming in at roughly five a day. Today I'll pick the European Environment Agency. A report by the EEA confirms that Europe is already reeling from the impacts of global warming and they're only going to get worse. *"...the agency says the past decade in Europe has been the warmest on record. * *"It adds that the cost of damage caused by extreme weather events i... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA - 22nd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 18:01:15 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 01:01:15 AM at epicenter Location 4.542°S, 102.855°E Depth 77.8 km (48.3 miles) Region SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Distances 108 km (67 miles) SE (143°) from Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia

VILE HYPOCRISY EXPOSED by AP reporter doing his job.

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
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China angers neighbors with sea claims on new passports

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The Philippines and Vietnam condemned Chinese passports containing a map of China's disputed maritime claims on Thursday, branding the new design a violation of their sovereignty. The map means countries disputing the Chinese claims will have to stamp microchip-equipped passports of countless visitors, in effect acquiescing to the Chinese point of view. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/22/us-china-southchinasea-idUSBRE8AL09Q20121122

EU Budget: 'Long Way To Go' Before Deal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Downing Street says an agreement among EU leaders is far off as David Cameron vows to fight any budget hike at a Brussels summit. There is "a long way to go" before EU leaders at a special summit in Brussels can agree a long-term budget, Downing Street has said following a meeting between David Cameron and European Council president Herman Van Rompuy. Mr Cameron was the first of the EU's 27 national leaders to meet summit chairman Mr Van Rompuy and European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso ahead of what are expected to be marathon negotiations beginning this evening in the... more »

China: Road Built Around Couple's Home

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A Chinese couple have found themselves living in the fast lane after refusing to move out for a new road. Construction workers in the country's Zhejiang province surrounded their five-storey building with asphalt, leaving motorists to navigate an unlikely obstacle. China's People's Daily newspaper said the couple refused to leave because they were unhappy with the compensation package they were offered. http://news.sky.com/story/1015179/china-road-built-around-couples-home

140-Car Pile-Up Injures Dozens In Texas

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Around 500 vehicles were caught up in the collisions. Photo: KBMT12Dozens of motorists have been hurt in a massive Thanksgiving Day pile-up in Texas. The Department of Public Safety reported that more than 500 vehicles were caught up in the incident in heavy fog. Around 140 cars were involved in the actual collision, while many more were stuck at the scene. http://news.sky.com/story/1015208/140-car-pile-up-injures-dozens-in-texas

Michael Ayoade Charged with Attack on 16-year-old girl

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Michael Ayoade, 34, will appear before magistrates on Friday, accused of carrying out the unprovoked attack in Plaistow, east London, on November 13, Scotland Yard said. CCTV footage showed a man jogging up behind the teenager and smacking her around the head. The girl was left lying on the ground as her attacker casually jogged off. http://news.sky.com/story/1014973/man-charged-after-girl-punched-to-ground

Egypt's Mursi sacks general prosecutor, appoints another

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Thursday sacked Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, the general prosecutor, to try to appease protesters demanding the retrial of officials they say were involved in orchestrating violence against them during last year's uprising. Mursi tried to remove Abdel Maguid Mahmoud in October to calm protesters furious about the acquittal of a number of senior state officials who had stood trial over the issue but was forced to keep him in place after judges protested. Talat Abdullah was appointed the new general prosecutor. "The public prosecutor general will occupy h... more »

Meditation, Compassion and PTSD

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 11 hours ago
Yesterday, NPR ran a good (and moving) story on the use of meditation to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which afflicts roughly one in four veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Given a less cheery recent post on PTSD, and the spirit of the day, this seemed especially appropriate.) The Vietnam vets talk first. Some say they'd never even heard of PTSD

Primeras fotografias del planeta saturno

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Oral contract for sale of land

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Mountain v. TD Canada Trust Company, 2012 ONCA 806 sets out the requirements necessary to find a binding oral agreement for the sale of land: [66] Fundamentally, the issue whether a valid and binding oral agreement exists does not depend on the existence of a formal written document between the contracting parties: see *Bawitko Investments Ltd. v. Kernels Popcorn Ltd.* (1991), 79 D.L.R. (4th) 97 (Ont. C.A.), at pp. 103-104. The essential terms of an oral contract for the purchase and sale of real property are the parties, property and price: see*McKenzie v. Walsh* (1920), 61 ... more »

Worse Than Mark Foley-- Today's Thanksgiving Message

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Bill Maher and Mark Foley have become friends and Foley has been a guest on his show a few times. I have no idea if Bernie Sanders and Foley ever met when the two of them were congressional colleagues; they traveled in different circles. In fact, when I spoke with Foley recently about switching parties, he had no serious problems with the Democrats' social agenda, but he couldn't hack the economic and fiscal one. He's not exactly a working family kind of guy. Fact of the matter is, I'd bet Bernie Sanders thinks that there are *lots* of worse things than Mark Foley as well... but ... more »

Amnesty condemns Bahrain's 'spiralling repression'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the failure of the government of Bahrain to deliver on its promise of reform. The human rights organisation says a "groundbreaking report has been shelved by spiralling repression in Bahrain". The report investigated human rights abuses when an anti-government uprising was crushed last year in the Gulf island kingdom. Bahrain has been wracked by more than 18 months of civil strife. At least 60 people, including several police officers, have been killed. The opposition puts the death toll at 80, a figure the authorities dispute. ht... more »

Thanksgiving juxtaposition

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 11 hours ago
Courtesy of *The New York Times* and Yoko Ono: [via Jim Roberts]

Gaza war offers boost to Hamas leader Meshaal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Khaled Meshaal narrowly survived an assassination attempt ordered by Benjamin Netanyahu in 1997 the first time he was Israeli prime minister. Fifteen years on, the Hamas leader claims to have defeated Netanyahu once again. The eight-day war between Israel and Palestinians in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip - a Hamas victory in Meshaal's eyes - has breathed new life into his political career just he seemed poised to leave his post. Meshaal indicated earlier this year he did not want to continue as Hamas leader. Meshaal, 56, took over as Hamas leader following the 2004 assassinations of Abd... more »

37 killed, 92 injured in Pakistan terror strikes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
ISLAMABAD: At least 37 people have been killed and over 90 others injured in Pakistan since Wednesday, Xinhua reported. A total of 28 people were killed and 77 others injured in Pakistani cities of Peshawar and Karachi since Wednesday night. Claiming responsibility for both the attacks, Pakistan Taliban Thursday warned of more such attacks in the near future. In Rawalpindi, in a sectarian attack Wednesday night, 23 people were killed and 62 others including eight children were injured when a suicide bomber hit a procession of Shia Muslims in the city, said Deeba Shehnaz, spokeswo... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Sparse posts today as I have much cooking to accomplish....

Fantastico Camaro Roadster Shop 1969 negro

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Boxer 'Macho' Camacho is brain dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Hector "Macho" Camacho, the famed Puerto Rican boxer, is clinically "brain dead," a doctor said Thursday. A gunman shot him in the face two days ago while he was seated in a black Ford Mustang in front of a bar in his hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/sport/puerto-rico-camacho/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Catalan independence: Lessons from the Dutch

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A small, wealthy region feels at odds with Spanish rule. Taxes are too high; political representation is limited; the elite feels unheard and ill-treated; unrest and popular opposition spread. Hardliners in Madrid advocate repression and have the ear of a new ruler. Turmoil ensues and escalates until a major confrontation is inevitable. The situation in Catalonia in 2012? No. This is the Netherlands, in the 1560s and 1570s -- another prosperous region ruled by Spain, where citizens felt that their values and way of life were not respected by Madrid policies. What started as a mino... more »

Ardilla comiendo en el bosque

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Bullish bankers struggle to adjust to bonus cutbacks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Self-confidence and betting on long odds are part of their DNA and so, while expecting the financial industry to slash bonuses this year, many bankers think it will not happen to them. They're in for a shock. After a year of scandals, job cuts and shaky markets, senior managers and consultants contacted by Reuters warn bonus pools at top banks could shrink by up to 30 percent from last year. And that's not to mention the pressure from regulators for pay restraint and, in Europe at least, the risk of a backlash from politicians and the public if an industry which many blame for a ne... more »

Forthcoming UN summit 'threatens free and open Internet': Google's warning over meeting to update global web rules

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A forthcoming United Nations-organised conference on communications poses a grave threat to the freedom of the internet, Google has warned. The Silicon Valley search giant said the December gathering of the UN's International Telecommunications Union comes amid 'a growing backlash on Internet freedom'. The World Conference on International Communications in Dubai will update global telecom rules for the first time since 1988, and some countries see this as an opportunity to set up new rules for the Internet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2236900/Googles-warning-UN-... more »

Gaza: Rockets Fired Hours After Ceasefire say Israeli Police

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Twelve rockets were fired into Israel hours after a ceasefire was brokered, it has been claimed. An Israeli Police spokesman said the attacks caused no injuries or damage, with the rockets mostly landing in open fields in the south of the Jewish state. A truce brokered between Israel and Hamas came into effect on Wednesday evening, bringing eight days of fighting to an end. Both sides quickly claimed victory, with Hamas insisting it had defeated Israel. http://news.sky.com/story/1014888/gaza-rockets-fired-hours-after-ceasefire

Andrea Tantaros sparks outrage by saying she'd look 'fabulous' living off food stamps...

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
As record numbers of Americans spend Thanksgiving on food stamps, one Fox news presenter has offered some advice - treat the experience as a great way to lose those extra pounds. TV host Andrea Tantaros compared food stamps - which provide an average monthly budget of $133 - to being on a diet. Ms Tantaros was asked by co-host Stuart Varney, during Wednesday's broadcast of The Five on Fox Business, if she could live on that amount. She told Fox viewers: 'I should try it because do you know how fabulous I’d look? 'I’d be so skinny. I mean, the camera adds ten pounds, it really does... more »

Sandy Island: Phantom island shown in Google Earth 'does not exist': Australian scientists who went in search of outcrop in Pacific found only sea

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
It's a mystery worthy of James Bond. A tiny island in the Pacific which appears on a range of maps seems to have disappeared without a trace. Australian scientists who went in search of Sandy Island - which appears midway between Australia and the French-governed New Caledonia on Google Earth among other world maps - found nothing but sea when they arrived. The Times Atlas of the World appears to identify the sizeable phantom island in the Coral Sea as Sable Island, and weather maps used by the Southern Surveyor, an Australian maritime research vessel also say it exists. http://ww... more »

Bibi Loser: Israeli soldiers pose on the floor to spell out 'Bibi loser' as insult to Netanyahu for cancelling ground invasion of Gaza

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
After nights of relentless pounding by rockets and a rising death toll, the fragile ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers has been tentatively welcomed by civilians on both sides. But it appears the truce was not a pleasing outcome to a group of battle-hungry Israeli soldiers which wanted to carry on the fighting and invade the Gaza Strip. To spell out their frustration, 16 Israeli Defence Force soldiers arranged their uniformed bodies on the ground, to spell out the Hebrew words 'Bibi loser' in an angry reference to Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu. http://www... more »

Timewave Zero Update - Thanksgiving 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
Reposted from: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=260956 *Timewave Zero Update - Thanksgiving 2012* Posted By: Jordon [ Date: Thursday, 22-Nov-2012 10:09:44 Links Below: Timewave Zero Java App: http://ge.tt/9e9ww7S/v/0?c PDF E-Book (Work In Condensed Form) @ http://www.orioninthevatican.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/danny.wilten Public Link To Diagrams: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.194657210623356.50481.100002372351681&type=3&l=491a6088da

'Parliament is sovereign': Grayling warns Strasbourg in row over prisoner votes as ex-minister says UK should leave European court

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling today raised the prospect of Britain defying the European Court of Human Rights over giving prisoners the vote. Speaking in the Commons he repeatedly stressed the UK Parliament is ‘sovereign’ and it was up to MPs to decide whether or not to comply with rulings from Strasbourg. Even if fines were imposed on Britain, MPs could decide not to pay them. Despite Attorney General Dominic Grieve warning Cabinet ministers they could not take a stand against a European court’s controversial diktat, Mr Grayling insisted: ‘Ultimately this Parliament is sovereign... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
*TEPCO adds missing radiation data to online archive** *November 20, 2012 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201211200029 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN [Excerpted] Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Nov. 19 that previously missing radiation monitoring data taken during the early phase of last year's nuclear disaster is now available from the utility's online database. The data in question concerns readings at monitoring posts on the grounds of TEPCO's Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant, 12 kilometers south of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Readings taken between 9 ... more »

Indian radiographer who could not speak English worked at cancer hospital for SIX YEARS before being sacked after string of complaints

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
An Indian radiographer has been sacked from his job at a cancer hospital after six years following a string of complaints that he could not speak clear English. Ramani Ramaswany was dismissed from The Christie hospital, in Manchester, and suspended from the national radiography register for a year after complaints were made against him that he was unable to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues. The Health and Care Professions Council found that Mr Ramaswamy had showed a ‘lack of competence’ in a number of areas while working at The Christie. http://www.dailymail.c... more »

Imperio de las luces nocturnas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Imagenes creativas de la vida en el bosque

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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F-35 Sleaze

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Nice work. Steal an election. Steal a majority. Dominate committees to hide your crimes. The NDP accused the Conservatives of using a House of Commons committee to whitewash the auditor general's scathing indictment of the government's mammoth F-35 jet fighter procurement. The NDP levelled the charge in a dissenting opinion to the public accounts committee's report, tabled Wednesday. "The NDP remains deeply concerned that this study did not allow parliamentarians to shed light and complete the inquiry on this very important matter," says the three-page dissenting opinion. "*Only sev... more »

Educate Your Family on ALEC

2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
This holiday - when you are together with your family - please take a moment to educate them on ALEC. Connect to Bill Moyers' expose' on ALEC - watch is together as a family - then discuss it. Be thankful that we currently have a representative government of, by, and for the people. Moyers 30 minute ALEC expose' is >>>>HERE<<<< Even is there is only one family member willing to listen - someone who has never heard about ALEC before - that will be one more person who can continue the message. Most people still don't know about the nastiness known as the American Legislative Exchang... more »

David Cecil: Uganda Halts British Producer's Gay Trial

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A British theatre producer, facing two years in jail for staging a play featuring a homosexual, has had his case postponed again by a Ugandan court. The postponement comes at a time when the Ugandan parliament is about to debate a bill allowing the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality". David Cecil, 34, was arrested in September after refusing to allow government censors to review the play The River and the Mountain which was performed in August. He was charged with "disobeying lawful orders". http://news.sky.com/story/1015104/uganda-halts-british-producers-gay-trial

Varias aves volando por el bosque

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
I say my “gratitudes” almost every night before I go to sleep. There are a lot of things and people I am thankful for – Republicans are not on the list, anywhere. This year I am thankful for My friends My kid (generic on purpose) My brother and his wife My job My dependable old car that gets me to my job A roof over my head Food in my cupboard Clothes on my back In addition to those normal types of thanks that most people spout off about, even if they really don’t mean it, I give thanks almost every night for For my blog readers For all the tweeps @Progress2Day For the dedicated... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Hurricane Sandy Reveals That Evacuating Is No Holiday ~Sandy Rosenthal* *Federal Prosecutors Let It All Hang Out On The Internet ~John McQuaid** * *~Update: There’s also this, also in New Orleans: evidence people working for the Corps of Engineers took to nola.com to anonymously attack those criticizing the Corps and urging accountability for the 2005 levee failures during Katrina. Looks like a trend to me!** *

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 22nd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 14:19:30 UTC Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:19:30 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 35.284°N, 140.437°E Depth 78.1 km (48.5 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 6 km (3 miles) ENE of Ohara, Japan

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 22nd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 14:16:40 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 02:16:40 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 17.891°S, 178.502°W Depth 577.1 km (358.6 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 278 km (172 miles) SE of Lambasa, Fiji

Paisaje de las curvas de una carretera

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 13 hours ago
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Post Hurricane Sandy Drag Benefit for The Red Cross and Cherry Grove, NY Dunes Fund

This is a post Hurricane Sandy benefit for The Red Cross and for the Cherry Grove Dunes Fund.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Saints Nation Guru: Fan Predictions for 49ers Game!* *I Hate The San Francisco 49ers And Everything They Stand For ~Jack Sharkey*

Soldiers spell out critique of Netanyahu as a ‘loser’ for not using ground forces in Gaza

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago

Cornhusk dolls and flawed development plans

paul at Paying attention - 13 hours ago
Children of the cornhusk dolls on the march (Jody Paterson photo) The cornhusk doll kids of La Pintada are part of life in Copan Ruinas. La Pintada is about five kilometres away - an hour’s walk, one more poor village among many. A few years ago, a development project introduced a couple of microenterprises, women’s co-ops to produce “artesania” for the tourist market. One group of women make cornhusk dolls. They’re cute, brightly coloured and obviously take some skill, but are a little boring. And the marketing plan is deeply flawed. The children of La Pintada walk into town, with gru... more »

When should counsel be appointed to prosecute a criminal appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*R. v. Frank*, 2012 NSCA 114 deals with when counsel should be appointed to prosecute a criminal appeal: [7] Section 684 of the *Criminal Code *provides: *684*. (1) A court of appeal or a judge of that court may, at any time, assign counsel to act on behalf of an accused who is a party to an appeal or to proceedings preliminary or incidental to an appeal where, in the opinion of the court or judge, it appears desirable in the interests of justice that the accused should have legal assistance and where it appears that the accused has not sufficient means to obtain that a... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Resident questions why S&WB employee was swapping out iconic meter covers* *Texas Brine sinkhole plan would plug well* *Sandy's impact on east coast fisheries still playing out*

SUSY exists because the number 3/2 can't be missing

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*Paul Frampton:* Off-topic sad news: he gets 4.67 years in prison for drug smuggling; Google News. He may be moved to the U.S. in 2014 if he applies. They found a note, "1grm/200U$S. 2000grms/400000 U$S", handwritten by Frampton himself on which he calculated the price of the stuff. He admitted he wrote it but only after the stuff was found, weighed, and he was accused. So the curious Paul calculated what he was supposed to earn, too. When cops accuse you of anything in Argentina, shut up and *don't*calculate anything! Even more seriously, however, Paul's e-mail to (fake) Ms Denisa... more »

Thanksgiving 2008

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 14 hours ago
Dateline: Provincetown, Massachusetts, November 27, 2008 Just weeks ago, Barack Obama had been elected the 44th president of the United States, yet liberal journalist Mike Flannigan is the only political pundit in America not writing about it. In fact, while his colleagues are exhausting every minutia of the historic election, Mike takes an ill-advised and deeply unpopular leave of absence from his magazine to go on an epic road trip up and down the upper east coast. Why? What was supposed to be an overnight trip began when he gets a... more »

An Open Letter To Big Dan From The Guy Who's BETTER Than Nate Silver: RICHARD CHARNIN - TRUTH IS ALL

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 14 hours ago
*RICHARD CHARNIN: Truth Is All * I met Richard Charnin on *THE BRAD BLOG*. His comments under the username "TRUTH IS ALL" about his election and voting analysis were and are impressive to everyone. I called him THE ULTIMATE NUMBERS CRUNCHER. Anyone who researches and is hip to electronic voting machine fraud, election fraud, follows *Bev Harris' BlackBoxVoting.org*, etc... knows of Richard Charnin. He has written several *BOOKS* on these subjects. He wrote me the following on Facebook, and I feel fortunate to have friends like him write to me, and I'd like to share this with every... more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Since this is my blog and I make the rules, I hereby decree that you don't have to give thanks today if you can't help but feel like ungrateful little wretches. Personally speaking, I am always grateful on Thanksgiving when it turns out that my turkey has nicely thawed. There is nothing worse than trying to pry out a frozen congealed mass of guts from the belly of the beast at 7 in the morning. I did that under-the-faucet operation several years ago, and I don't ever want to go through it again. If anybody is unsociably huddled in front of a computer screen on this day of family to... more »

Boston Globe Junk Food

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 15 hours ago
*There is so much of it you could overdose on it. * * **I'll get you started with a small bite I noticed:* "Hostess closing 3 bakeries following strike" by Sarah Skidmore | Associated Press, November 13, 2012 Hostess Brands Inc. is *permanently closing* three bakeries following a *nationwide strike* by its bakers union. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread said Monday that the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products, and it is closing bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. The facilities employ 627 workers. Hostess, based in Irving, ... more »

This Cycle's Biggest Turkey: Meet Steve Israel (D-NY)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
All the votes are counted and all the races decided-- although there's a Republican vs Republican runoff in Louisiana and a recount pending in North Carolina that could put Blue Dog Mike McIntyre's razor thin win in jeopardy-- and the make up of the new Congress goes from 240 Republicans and 190 Democrats to 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats. Nationally Democrats won slightly over half a million more votes in congressional races but because of grotesquely partisan gerrymandering by Republican-controlled state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina winning ... more »

An interview you must watch

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
I will post more about this later, work must take priority...

Giving thanks

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
Not that warm on this holiday so I don't have many Thanksgiving traditions. Not even around the food. I have a few side dish favorites but don't really like turkey. Well, except for the classic WKRP Thanksgiving episode. This is the best capture I've ever seen. It includes the build up that explains the punchline, for those too young to remember seeing it when it originally aired. Dr. Johnny Fever was so hot. He was ironic *way* before it was cool. A cheerful holiday to all, whether or not you celebrate the occasion.

East London attack on teenager: Man Arrested

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A man has been arrested after a teenage girl was knocked unconscious and left sprawled across the pavement in an apparently random attack near her home. Shocking CCTV footage showed a man jogging up behind the 16-year-old and smacking her around the head. The girl was left lying on the ground in Plaistow, east London, as her attacker casually jogged off. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A man, aged 34, was arrested yesterday evening in connection with the assault of a 16-year-old female in High Street, Plaistow. "He remains in custody at an east London police station." http://ww... more »

Cameron 'not happy' as EU budget negotiations begin

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
The British prime minister is understood to be unhappy with the compromise offered by European Council President Herman van Rompuy, because it would involve cuts to Britain's 3.6bn euro annual rebate. Speaking to the House of Commons on Wednesday, Mr Cameron said he would not accept any cuts to Britain's rebate. Herman van Rompuy is caught in a balancing act between several wealth EU nations, who want a freeze or a reduction to the annual EU budget, and a bloc of poorer nations who would like an increase. http://www.channel4.com/news/cameron-not-happy-as-eu-budget-negotiations-begin

Jersey Bridgeman, six, found dead just a year after her father was jailed for keeping her chained to a dresser

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A six-year-old Arkansas girl, whose father and stepmother were arrested last year for chaining her to a dresser, was found dead early Tuesday morning. Authorities found the body of young Jersey Bridgeman in a vacant house approximately 10 minutes after she was reported missing. So far, investigators are ruling her death as a homicide but have yet to say how exactly the girl died or release any names of suspects. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236668/Girl-6-father-chained-dresser-dead.html

Japan's new nuclear-proof robot gets stage fright: High-tech machine locks up as it's unveiled for the first time

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
The failure occurred as Toshiba presented the four-legged device, forcing embarrassed technicians to meekly carry it away. Although it is a world leader in robotics, Japan did not have a device capable of entering the damaged Fukushima nuclear facility after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Instead, authorities were forced to bring in U.S. robots. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2236786/Japans-new-nuclear-proof-robot-gets-stage-fright-High-tech-machine-locks-unveiled-time.html

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake SALTA, ARGENTINA - 22nd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 5.6 Date-Time Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 13:07:05 UTC Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 10:07:05 AM at epicenter Location 22.666°S, 63.488°W Depth 459.1 km (285.3 miles) Region SALTA, ARGENTINA Distances 180 km (112 miles) SE (134°) from Tarija, Bolivia

Huge Martian dust storm picks up steam - but are NASA's rovers safe in its path?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
NASA is hoping that their red planet rovers won’t roll over in the face of a massive dust storm. The space agency is tracking a regional storm on Mars, but says it has so far not affected the operations of Curiosity and Opportunity - its two rovers on the surface. The storm raging in the planet’s southern hemisphere was spotted earlier this month by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling high above the planet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236698/NASA-monitoring-huge-Martian-dust-storm-path-Curiosity-Opportunity.html

Rebecca Blake Jailed for 3 Months in Dubai

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A British woman and Irish man accused of engaging in sexual activities in a Dubai taxi have been sentenced to three months in prison and then deportation. Rebecca Blake and Conor McRedmond denied charges of "breach of honour with consent" and committing "an indecent act in a taxi" when they appeared in court last month. They pleaded guilty to a third charge related to consumption of alcohol in public. http://news.sky.com/story/1014989/dubai-taxi-sex-british-woman-is-jailed

Pearson's Despair

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Like Chris Hedges, Michael Harris speaks truth to power. Today he takes on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians -- and the Harper government's Middle East policy: Question for Stephen Harper, John Baird, Jason Kenney and Peter MacKay: if you were in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, instead of sitting in front of a fire in Ottawa with an NFL game on TV, if you were in the morgue in Gaza looking at the men, women and children now dead even though they were not members of Hamas, would you still say it was okay? Would you still write that blank cheque to the government of ... more »

Deal on 2014-2020 EU budget hinges on deep cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
BRUSSELS, Nov 21 (Reuters) - European Union leaders will need to agree a first-ever cut in the bloc's long-term spending plans if they are to clinch a deal at a summit starting on Thursday, with the drive for austerity likely to trump all other concerns. German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down the chances of an agreement this week, even though senior EU officials warned that failure could lead to a renewed crisis and derail efforts to shore up the euro zone. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/21/eu-budget-idUSL5E8MLAJF20121121

Happy Thanksgiving To All My American Family & Friends

leftdog at Buckdog - 16 hours ago
Have a great day and a great weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!

York County Jail: 40 Female Prison Inmates Hospitalized

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
More than 40 inmates at the York County Prison in Pennsylvania were taken to the hospital Wednesday night. They were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Russia opposes NATO missile deployment near Turkey-Syria border

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Russia opposes the possible deployment by NATO of Patriot missiles near Turkey's border with Syria, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. "This would not foster stability in the region," Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said of Turkey's request for deployment to the Western military alliance. NATO ambassadors met on Wednesday to consider the request, which followed weeks of talks between Turkey and NATO allies about how to shore up security on its 900-km (560-mile) border to avoid a spillover from the Syrian civil war. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in... more »

Newspaper copy editor punished for adding 'allegedly' to sentence stating Obama was born in Hawaii

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
A newspaper copy editor who added the word 'allegedly' to a report stating Obama was born in Hawaii has been disciplined after the report generated searing attack from readers. Appearing in the Montana Independent on Sunday, the edit to an Associated Press report covering the president's visit to Asia was said by the paper to have been an error in judgement, wrongly meant as a joke. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236415/Birthers-Montana-Independent-copy-editor-disciplined-adding-allegedly-Obama-born-Hawaii-report.html
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