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Friday, November 23, 2012

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Mars, 2001, with the southern polar ice cap vi...
Mars, 2001, with the southern polar ice cap visible on the bottom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dutch parliament, The Hague
Dutch parliament, The Hague (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Original cartoon of "The Gerry-M...
English: Original cartoon of "The Gerry-Mander", this is the political cartoon that led to the coining of the term Gerrymander. The district depicted in the cartoon was created by Massachusetts legislature to favor the incumbent Democratic-Republican party candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists in 1812. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Another kitten

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 35 seconds ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago

“On Relationships In Your Political Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 29 minutes ago
*“On Relationships In Your Political Life”* by Karl Denninger “How many of you have ever been in an abusive relationship? Do you currently adhere to a political party - more than just voting, but actually adhering to one? You know what I’m talking about - phone banking, making and distributing signs, public advocacy, maybe even more. Maybe you’re a precinct captain, one of the folks who “runs” a county-level political organization, or perhaps you’re involved at the state or even national levels. If so, have you ever stopped to consider whether or not you’re actually part of an... more »

Norquist - Thinks HE is Georgia! Thinks HE is God.

2old2care at Because I Can - 42 minutes ago
Norquist’s response was sparked by an interview Chambliss gave to a local Georgia station on Thursday where the senator said “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.” “If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that,” Chambliss added. SNIP Chambliss on Thursday had said he understood some conservatives would criticize his decision and might challenge him in 2014, when he is up for reelection. “I'm willing to do the right thing and let the political consequences take care of themselves,” the senator sa... more »

A Look at How Israeli War Crimes Affect Palestinians

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
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Today's All-American WalMart Strike

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Early this morning Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted that "WalMart has established over 4,400 factories in China where workers have been paid as little as 16 cents per hour." If you're ready to shrug your shoulders and say that that isn't your problem, stop and think for a moment. You've heard of outsourcing and off-shoring, right? This is what it is and this why the American plutocrats who control 100% of the Republican Party and perhaps half the Democratic Party say American workers have it too good and need to compete. They'd like to see U.S. unions destroyed and U.S. workers comp... more »

Yet Even More on the Live Filibuster

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 2 hours ago
Yes, I'm back on this one: the futility of the reformers' romantic attachment to "talking" filibusters. I'd give it a rest, but we're only weeks away from when reform will (probably) be considered At any rate: several people more expert than myself have talked about this over the last week, and if you still think the focus on forcing the majority to talk is a good idea, I recommend looking at what they have to say. First, Greg Koger had a very interesting post pointing out that whether a Merkley-style reform would work depends a lot on how exactly the rules are changed. It's not en... more »

Fossils on Mars...

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 2 hours ago
*This is possibly the very last place on the planet Mars that dried up as the atmosphere was being swept away when the Van Allen Belt stopped working. * * As the place dried up all life on the place needed water the picture below shows one of the last places where both land and water species concentrated....Hence a large number of fossils will be found on the darkest parts shown on the picture...* *Ben Judea* Seed Newsvine

Mursi on defense

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago

Eyeing Iran, Netanyahu buoyed by Gaza conflict

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Both on the diplomatic and military front, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will draw some comfort from his offensive against Gaza as he switches his gaze once more to his main strategic challenge -- Iran. Israel views Iran's nuclear program as an existential threat in a totally different league to the problems posed by the Islamist group Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-israel-iran-gaza-idUSBRE8AM0OH20121123

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 20:50:48 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 07:50:48 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.733°S, 162.779°E Depth 32 km (19.9 miles) Region SOLOMON ISLANDS Distances 98 km (60 miles) ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake DOMINICA REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 19:54:12 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 03:54:12 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 15.311°N, 61.034°W Depth 134.3 km (83.5 miles) Region DOMINICA REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS Distances 23 km (14 miles) E of La Plaine, Dominica

Vigilant Egyptians Send The Aspiring Dictator A Clear Message

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Russia Today: Egypt clashes: Anti-Morsi rioters torch Muslim Brotherhood HQ AP: Clashes in Egypt as Morsi Defends new powers President Mohamed Morsi's opponents and supporters Clashed in protest across Egypt Egypt Protests, Brotherhood Offices Set Alight

Israel's War on Truth | Brainwash Update

Intercept at The Intercept - 3 hours ago
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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Daniel Coshnear's 'Occupy' Stories Are as Contemporary as the Latest Tweet

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 3 hours ago
Daniel Coshnear's 'Occupy and Other Love Stories' As contemporary as the latest tweet, Coshnear’s men, women, and children cry out for the lost soul of America itself. By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 23, 2012 [Occupy and Other Love Stories by Daniel Coshnear; art by Squeak Carnwath (October 2012: Kelly’s Cove Press); Paperback; 135 pp; $20.] The characters in Daniel Coshnear’s

Walmart "Associates" and Charter School "Scholars"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
The Gates Team out in Washington are trying to scare up some media attention on a "study" bought by the charter reform school industry that purportedly shows that charters, long known to exclude special ed kids, are, indeed, enrolling larger numbers of them. Even if you were to believe the findings, we still have the more serious and widespread law-breaking that takes place when no special ed teachers are to found in the charter reform schools that have special ed kids with IEPs. I recently visited a charter reform school in Memphis that provided a clear example of special needs c... more »

"The Road to 7 Billion Secessionists"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Road to 7 Billion Secessionists"* by Joel Bowman "Revolt is in the air, Fellow Reckoner! You can smell the gunpowder…taste the whiskey…feel the virtual ink blotting dot.gov petition forms. That a movement is underway, there can be no doubt. But to where will it lead? Our guess is that it will end where all revolutions (by definition) must end…right back at the beginning. The story, as we are piecing it together, involves a few hundred thousand — perhaps a million? — jilted US citizens. Vexed and perplexed at President Obama’s reelection, a hardscrapple gang of mutinous dis... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 20:21:28 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 05:21:28 AM at epicenter Location 38.212°N, 141.827°E Depth 47 km (29.2 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 83 km (51 miles) E (93°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

Is this child dead enough for you?

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
PressTV To all those now hailing the re-election of Barack Obama as a triumph of decent, humane, liberal values over the oozing-postule perfidy of the Republicans, a simple question: Is this child dead enough for you? This little boy was named Naeemullah. He was in his house — maybe playing, maybe sleeping, maybe having a meal — when an American drone missile was fired into the residential area where he lived and blew up the house next door. As we all know, these drone missiles are, like the president who wields them, super-smart, a triumph of technology and technocratic experti... more »

Egypt Heading For Chaos And Conflict - Al Ahram Foreign Editor

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Egyptians burned the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in three cities after Morsi declared that he is the new dictator of Egypt*. Read: *"Morsi & the Muslim Brotherhood Challenged in Egypt."* Source: 108Morris108. Egyptians storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Alexandria [*Source: The Telegraph*]

Respect Yourself Leaflet

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 4 hours ago
Cheers to LabourList for reproducing this "unofficial" Respect leaflet from the Rotherham by-election. As election literature goes, it's not quite as bad as the worst election leaflet ever, but it's pretty close! I don't think I've ever since such a naked display of communalism in British politics. It makes you wonder if, prior to their split, it was perhaps *the SWP* who anchored the project in reality. Bizarre.

Organic Consumers Association Statement On California Prop 37 Uncounted Votes

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
Organic Consumers Association Katherine Paul FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Organic Consumers Association Katherine Paul, 207.653.3090, [image: Organic Consumers Association] FINLAND, Minn. - Nov. 12, 2012 - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is monitoring the ongoing vote count and election results for Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. The OCA will contest the vote if results differ substantially from pre-election poll results or if there are reports of any voting irregularities, particularly in Orange and San Mateo Counties where paperl... more »

Good things still happen to Canada

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
West End Bob, one the Ink-stained Wretches here at the Beaver and other places in the interwebs just officially became Canadian. I mean it isn't like we didn't already think of him as one, but it is definitely nice to make it official! Congratulations Bob!

Alex jones Says Iran Wants to Wipe Israel off the Map

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
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Shocking BBC bias as EU summit gets underway - The Commentator

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2109/shocking_bbc_bias_as_eu_summit_gets_underway

Obligatory Black Friday post

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 5 hours ago
Walmart is always the focus of our Black Friday voyeurism though all the big box stores are just as guilty of exploiting their workers and ruining the formerly thriving Main Streets of our youth. But in the end, none of us escape the blame. The business model exists only because we support the big box/Walmart stores by shopping there. There's a new twist to Black Friday this year because Walmart workers and workers rights activists are pushing back with strike of sorts and various protests across the nation. Not sure it's going to have much effect. The organizers claim there's 100... more »

VIDEO Akwesasne Mohawks gather supplies for Lakotas at Pine Ridge SD

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Akwesasne Mohawks deliver warm winter clothing and supplies for Lakotas at Pine Ridge. Funds are still being raised for the cross country travel to Pine Ridge to deliver the truckload. Thanks to Neddie Katsitsiaiohne and Leadhorse Choctaw for sharing the video with Censored News and for their efforts.

Psst, do you see a kitten?

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

BROWNE V. DUNN APPLIED

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
R. v. Frost, 2012 ONCA 807 applies Browne v Dunn (1893) 6 R. 67 - the rule in Browne v Dunn says a cross examiner cannot rely on evidence that is contradictory to the testimony of the witness without putting the evidence to the witness in order to allow them to attempt to justify the contradiction. The Court holds: [11] The trial judge ultimately determined, at para. 29 of his reasons, that "the failure of counsel for the accused to cross-examine [A.P.] on certain matters testified to by Mr. Frost does effect, to some extent, the credibility of the evidence given by Mr. Fr... more »

NASA's Fraudulent Mars Curiosity Rover About To Announce That It Has "Discovered Life On Mars"!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
There are definitely suckers born every minute, so it seems. I have already put up articles in this blog that shows clear evidence that the newest NASA scam, the so called "Mars Curiosity Rover" is a fraud. It is absolutely NOT on Mars, but is sitting somewhere on Earth.. Most probably in a desert in the western United States. NASA needs this latest phony "mission" because it was in danger of being dismantled by the US Government and all of its funding cut off! One thing that I did say in a previous article is that this latest NASA scam would find "life on Mars", and now, lo an... more »

VIDEO Sacredness of Water by O'odham Ofelia Rivas at Yaqui International Forum

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Ofelia Rivas, O'odham and representative of the National Indigenous Congress of Mexico, at the International Forum for the Defense of Water at the Yoeme (Yaqui) Vicam Pueblo in Sonora, Mexico. Hosted by the Traditional Authority of Vicam Pueblo, Nov. 20-21, 2012, the forum was in solidarity with the Zapatistas and Indigenous fighting the theft and pollution of their water. The resistance movement is to uphold Indigenous water rights and unite in the battle against corporations, governments and politicians seeking the theft of Indian water. --Brenda Norrell Censored News. www.bsnorre... more »

A Smoking Gun?!?! Could it be?

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 6 hours ago
So close, yet still no cigar. Old-school investigative journalism techniques have been most effectively demonstrated for the young'uns by Curtis and Maher in this recent piece. Several people listed as donors to a Conservative riding association in Montreal say they did not make the donations attributed to them by the party. The donations – in the amounts of $333.33, $666.66 and $733.33– appear on the 2009 Elections Canada filing of the Conservative riding association of Laurier-Sainte-Marie, a downtown Montreal district [where] Conservative candidate Charles K. Langford, a busines... more »

Analysis: With eye on Iran, Gaza conflict reassures Netanyahu

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Both on the diplomatic and military front, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will draw some comfort from his offensive against Gaza as he switches his gaze once more to his main strategic challenge -- Iran. Israel views Iran's nuclear program as an existential threat in a totally different league to the problems posed by the Islamist group Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu fears a nuclear-armed Iran could one day eradicate Israel and has promised that Tehran will not get the bomb should he win a third term in office in elections on January 22. http://www.reuters.c... more »

Syria says Turkey's bid for NATO missiles "provocative"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Syria on Friday condemned Turkey's request for NATO to deploy Patriot defense missiles near their common border, calling it "provocative", after a spate of fighting there that has raised fears of the Syrian civil war embroiling the wider region. In the first Syrian response to Ankara's request earlier this week, a ministry source told Syrian state television that Damascus would hold Turkey's prime minister responsible for increasing tensions along the frontier. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121123

Eurozone Crisis: Cyprus Poised For Bailout

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Discussions between Cyprus and European officials are ongoing, as the island negotiates the terms of a sovereign bailout. Cyprus government officials said they had agreed on a package with the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). But the European Commission (EC) denied that a deal had been struck, adding that discussions are ongoing. "Discussions are expected to continue from respective headquarters with a view to making further progress toward a potential program," a a joint statement from the EU, IMF and EC said. http://news.sky.com/story/1015585/eurozone-cr... more »

Egypt Protests: Brotherhood Offices Set Alight

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Violent clashes have broken out in cities across Egypt in a day of protest after President Mohamed Morsi granted himself sweeping new powers. In Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, protesters stormed the headquarters of Mr Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood party throwing chairs and books into the street and setting them on fire. Police fired tear gas on crowds gathered in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, the scene of the violent clashes during the overthrow of the former president, Hosni Mubarak. http://news.sky.com/story/1015314/egypt-protests-brotherhood-offices-set-alight

Buck McKeon, Drones And Your Rights As An American Citizen

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Since he was first elected in 1992 to California's newly created 25th congressional district, Buck McKeon had never fared so badly in his reelect numbers as he did this year when he squared off against first time candidate, Dr. Lee Rogers. McKeon, losing the Antelope Valley entirely, wound up with 111,938 (55.5%) to Rogers' 89,460 (44.5%). McKeon, chairman of the powerful House Armed Service Committee and, by far the biggest recipient of legalistic bribes arms makers and war contractors, raised $1,869,645, all but 2% ($35,810) from big donors and corporate PACs. Lee Rogers raised ... more »

Advice for Students: Understand the Variable Value of a Master’s Degree

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
[image: Graduates of the Master's Degree Program in Clinical Research at UCSF, 2012. ucsf.edu] Unemployment continues to be a major national problem, as this blog and others have covered extensively in recent months. In the article below, writer Sophia Foster looks at how modern college and graduate school students may be able to beat the odds by being strategic in their choice of major and degree program. Ms. Foster has published extensively on how master’s education can help students in hard economic times, and her advice should be beneficial to a range of readers. By Sophia F... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 16:37:30 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 04:37:30 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 17.903°S, 178.399°W Depth 561.9 km (349.2 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 287 km (178 miles) SE of Lambasa, Fiji

Fewer Lawyers = More Doctors

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 7 hours ago
We're wasting precious tax dollars training too damned many lawyers, money we could be putting to good use training more doctors. The Law Society of Upper Canada is tossing about the problem right now. “*The law schools are now sending us flood upon flood of students,” said lawyer Bradley Wright. “Because no one fails any more, being accepted into first-year law school guarantees you a call to the bar. … Just show up at the door and you will be accepted into our profession.”* *Marion Boyd, a former Ontario attorney-general, said the profession is risking its credibility by watering... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake NIAS REGION, INDONESIA - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 16:20:15 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:20:15 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.977°N, 96.642°E Depth 28.2 km (17.5 miles) Region NIAS REGION, INDONESIA Distances 62 km (38 miles) SSE of Sinabang, Indonesia

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 15:51:47 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:51:47 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.029°N, 139.839°E Depth 57.6 km (35.8 miles) Region EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 5 km (3 miles) WSW of Iwai, Japan

Low Wage Corps - 8 of 12 - Linked to ALEC

2old2care at Because I Can - 7 hours ago
Yesterday I found this: *Yum Brands* Yum employs 880,330 at its 16,006 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations and in other functions. In 2012, , Yum (YUM) became one of several large companies to quit the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, in the face of negative publicity over council initiatives that have been characterized as anti-worker-rights. -MarketWatch; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com And I thought – Good, some more crappy press for ALEC. This morning I saw that piece again and thought I should go back and look at it. It’s a list – just a list. *The lis... more »

Mujer con tres osos polares en la nieve

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 7 hours ago
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Obama under pressure to show Doha he is serious on climate change

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 7 hours ago
[image: All eyes will be on Barack Obama and whether he demonstrates commitment to climate change early on at Doha. KeystoneUSA-Zuma / Rex Features] Suzanne Goldenberg US environment correspondent 23 November 2012 (guardian.co.uk) – Barack Obama is being pressed for proof of his intent to act on climate change ahead of next week's United Nations global warming summit in Doha. The proof might boil down to just two words: two degrees. An early statement at Doha that America remains committed to the global goal of limiting warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would be a clear ... more »

Montañas nevadas en invierno

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 7 hours ago
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EU budget talks collapse as leaders fail to compromise

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The EU summit finishes without agreement after talks on a future budget collapsed and David Cameron accused Brussles of operating in a "parallel universe". Country leaders were unable to bridge deep divisions over spending priorities for the next seven years. One senior MEP even accused David Cameron of undermining an agreement by defending the UK rebate. http://www.channel4.com/news/eu-budget-talks-collapse-as-leaders-fail-to-compromise

Locomotora en el olvido - recuerdo de aquellos dias por las praderas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 7 hours ago
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Eyasses for Obama

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 7 hours ago
What with all the holiday hoopla this week, I had utterly neglected to check my email spam folder until this morning. And there, smooshed between "Your Arrest Record Online!" and "Remove Skin & Moles" was something from Obama for America, with the ominous subject "The Fiscal Cliff." Not only is the OFA outfit still alive and kicking and flush with cash, it has pivoted from re-election mode to mass suicide pact mode. It's not enough that you re-elected the Manchurian Candidate to another four years of stealth Republican governance. He expects you to continue knocking on doors for hi... more »

Morsi & the Muslim Brotherhood Challenged in Egypt

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 7 hours ago
Protesters ransack Muslim Brotherhood offices across the country as "Arab Spring" facade is further exposed. * * *November 23, 2012 *(LD) - Riding upon a wave of Palestinian blood, Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has opportunistically used the afterglow of an alleged "ceasefire" he claims to have brokered between Hamas and Israel to announce a sweeping power-grab many are calling a "coup." As a result, protests and attacks have been reported across the country targeting the Muslim Brotherhood and its offices. While we are told that in Egypt, "democracy" has prevailed resulting ... more »

Viviendo en un mundo fantastico

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 7 hours ago
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BOYFISTGIRLSUCK - Severin + Philbin - erotic horror for the certifiably insane

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 7 hours ago
it's been TEN YEARS since Massacre Publications brought out the Alex Severin (a female writer) + Hertzan Chimera (my old writing name) paperback short story collection BFGS or boyfistgirlsuck; caused quite a storm, sold out all copies very quickly. Now is the time to announce that it's looking very likely that BFGS will be re-launched on or around Xmas 2012 in ebook and paperback, that's within a few weeks time. Cover's been updated and I've come out from the shadow of my old Chimera-shame to stand bold and proud upon its front cover. I'd forgotten just how fucked up this shit was.

Varios tipos de preciosas flores

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 8 hours ago
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World Bank report warns of dramatically warmer world this century

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 8 hours ago
[image: Greenland surface melt measurements from three satellites on July 8 (left panel) and July 12 (right panel), 2012. NASA, 2012] Media Inquiries: 202.473.7660, media@worldbank.org 18 November 2012 (World Bank) – Like summer’s satellite image of the melting Greenland ice sheet, a new report suggests time may be running out to temper the rising risks of climate change. *Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided*, [pdf, eBook] warns we’re on track for a 4°C warmer world marked by extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks, loss of ecosystems and biodivers... more »

DICTATOR MORSI, PROTECTOR OF ISRAEL, FACES RIOTS

Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*Forever Friends. Website for this image...* Egypt's President Morsi mediated for Israel "and finally turned himself into the Jewish state's de facto protector." (Morsi emerges as Israel's protector) *Morsi has his thugs. Alexandria 23 November 2012.* The CIA likes its Islamist puppets to be dictators. On 22 November 2012, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping powers. *23 November 2012, protesters burnt the offices of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood in several cities.Tens of thousands headed to Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against Morsi.* "The president ca... more »

Pushing Small Scale Nukes

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
* * Administration awards grant to speed sales of small nuclear reactors By Zack Colman - 11/20/12 05:32 PM ET* * http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/268991-energy-awards-grant-for-nuclear-reactor-commercialization [Excerpted] The Energy Department selected a grant recipient Tuesday for a class of small nuclear reactors that top U.S. energy officials say could revitalize the domestic industry. Babcock & Wilcox landed part of a $452 million Energy grant that aims to speed commercialization of smaller, less capital-intensive nuclear reactors. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company wil... more »

Prometi bajarte la luna y las estrellas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 8 hours ago
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Obama’s pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israel’s nod for ceasefire

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
http://www.debka.com/article/22557/Obama%E2%80%99s-pledge-of-US-troops-to-Sinai-next-week-won-Israel%E2%80%99s-nod-for-ceasefire

Fascinante yegua frente al mar

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 8 hours ago
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The Osama Bin Laden US Government Lies Exposed: Revealed - Military E-Mails Show That NO US Sailors Witnessed Osama Bin Laden's Secret Burial At Sea!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Osama Bin Laden, also known as US CIA agent Tim Osman, died in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan sometime around December 13th, 2001. His death was due to complications from his long bout with kidney failure. This man had NOTHING at all to do with the Israeli attacks of September 11th, 2001 on America that took 3000 innocent lives. Osama bin Laden was used as the fall guy or patsy for that attack for the criminal US government to lay blame just to have their "boogeyman" and to get their fraudulent "war on terror" off and running. Then of course we have the laughable ... more »

The House In The Middle Of The Street: The Sprawl That Destroys Humanity

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Photo courtesy of Reuters / China Daily http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/11/the-house-in-the-middle-of-the-street/100411/ *Matt's thoughts:* Interestingly, this could happen in China, but not in America, where "laws" of eminent domain would allow that land to be confiscated at will.

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Tonight, let's all invade Drew Brees' house! ~Alejandro De Los Rios, Gambit *

DHS to Double US Drone Fleet

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
DHS to Double US Drone Fleet By Trevor Timm, Electronic Frontier Foundation 22 November 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/335-156/14672-dhs-to-double-us-drone-fleet espite renewed criticism from both parties in Congress that domestic drones pose a privacy danger to US citizens - and a report from its own Inspector General recommending to stop buying them - the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has indicated it wants to more than double its fleet of Predator drones used to fly surveillance missions *inside* the United States. Yesterday, *California Watch *reported ... more »

We Create Our Own Reality

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
We won't finally get on the road back to reality until Karl Rove is made the manager of the bargain bin at a Houston K-Mart offering .99¢ discounted books by the likes of Sarah Palin, Brad Thor and Pam Gellar before they get sent to their publishers' shredders. If on Super Tuesday 2012 the American public got fed up with the Republican Party's constant lies, scandals, racism, misogyny, ignorance, hostility and overall dysfunction and policies that are more unpopular than an outbreak of AIDS on Fire Island, then why haven't we similarly gotten fed up with the mainstream med... more »

Pequeños ángeles decorando el árbol de Navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 9 hours ago
[image: Angeles decoran el arbol de Navidad en invierno] *Nota:* Haga usted click aquí para ver más *imágenes de Navidad* Por favor visite nuestra página oficial: www.fotofrontera.com

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 10 hours ago
*Aquifer models expected in 2013 ~Amy Wold* *Nearly Three Years After Devastating Earthquake, Jonathan Vilma Continues to Instill Hope in Haiti* *Operator in platform fire had 300 safety violations, records show* *LSU, Arkansas Battle for the Golden Boot ~NOLA DEFENDER * *Susan Cowsill and Family Harmony* *Sunday: Men, Ladies and Junior Buckjumpers second line parade ~Big Red Cotton*

Weird War: Strange Stories of the Military

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Weird War: Strange Stories of the Military* *By Scott Corrales © 2012* Comic book aficionados who grew up in the 1970s may remember – if only dimly – a particular comic book that stood out from the rest because of the nature of the stories it presented. Military adventures featuring *Sergeant Fury* (Marvel Comics) and *Sergeant Rock* (DC Comics) eventually shared rack space with *Weird War*, a title with paranormal overtones that managed to hold its own against the more established offerings, delighting and terrifying readers with tales of hapless soldiers confronting... more »

Naked Man Climbs On To Whitehall Statue

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A section of Whitehall has been closed off after a naked man was seen straddling a statue. Scotland Yard said it was believed that the man might have a knife as officers shut down part of the road, near the heart of Westminster in central London. The man was seen balancing precariously on the head of the statue of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge, at first straddling the Duke's head, before climbing up to stand on it. http://news.sky.com/story/1015578/naked-man-climbs-on-to-whitehall-statue

Anti-semitic chanting mars Lazio match

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Lazio's 0-0 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur in a top European club football match Thursday was marred by anti-semitic chanting, according to local media. The chant "Spurs Jews, Spurs Jews" came from the north stand of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, reported Italian news agency ANSA. A banner reading "Free Palestine" was also unveiled by Lazio fans during the key Europa League match. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/sport/football/football-europa-lazio-racist-palestine/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Europe's Ariane rocket ready to do battle

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Europe's Ariane 5 rocket has established itself as the dominant force in the satellite launch market. The big European vehicle throws up everything from three-tonne TV satellites to the 20-tonne ATV space truck used to resupply astronauts on the ISS. Half of the major telecommunications platforms lofted every year ride the European battlehorse. But as good as it is, Ariane is under pressure. Competitors are circling and changes are needed if the vehicle is to retain its benchmark status. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20464639

Mursi called "dictator" for seizing new powers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree exempting all his decisions from legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution. Mursi's aides said the decree was to speed up a protracted transition that has been hindered by legal obstacles but Mursi's rivals were quick to condemn him as a new autocratic pharaoh who wanted to impose his Islamist vision on Egypt. "Mursi a 'temporary' dictator," was the headline in the independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm and hundreds ... more »

Truce hits Netanyahu support ahead of election

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Discontent over the ceasefire Benjamin Netanyahu struck with Hamas in Gaza has cost the Israeli prime minister support but he should still win a January 22 election, an opinion poll showed on Friday. Maariv newspaper conducted the survey after an eight-day Israeli offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip ended on Wednesday with an Egyptian-mediated truce that Netanyahu's critics said was premature. The survey said the newly-merged party of Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Likud Beitenu, would take 37 of the 120 parliamentary seats up for grabs on Ja... more »

German states reject Swiss tax deal in slap to Merkel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Germany's upper house of parliament on Friday rejected a deal with Switzerland to tax assets stashed by German citizens in Swiss bank accounts, dashing Chancellor Angela Merkel's hopes of having the lucrative agreement in place by 2013. Despite a last-ditch appeal to the assembly by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, the agreement was rejected by states run by the opposition Greens and Social Democrats, who said the legislation would have let off tax evaders too easily. Merkel's centre-right government had struck the deal with Switzerland in April, but without a majority in the B... more »

The one hundred and sixty seventh weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
This one is almost worthy of a special award, so obvious is it. According to MSN 'Sex and alcohol make you happier than kids and religion, study finds' "No shit, Sherlock"

The Patrick Murphy Problem

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
I was more than a little shocked when Keith Ellison, one of the most progressive stalwarts in the House, endorsed Patrick Murphy. Murphy, a rich spoiled brat, a Romney donor, and a lifelong Republican who just switched parties, had exactly one thing going for him (aside from his father's personal attack PAC): he ran against hated war criminal Allen West. Many Members of Congress were especially eager to see West defeated-- and not just because he's a loudmouthed teabagger. Alan Grayson argued that there was no one else in the House like West because West is a war criminal. His pre... more »

Corporate Canada's Best Friend

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 10 hours ago
In yet another sign that, for Stephen Harper, profits come before people, the *Globe and Mail* reports that Ottawa is signaling a radical shift in foreign aid: The federal government is signalling a profound shift in its approach to foreign aid that could see Canada’s international development agency align itself more closely with the private sector and work more explicitly to promote Canada’s interests abroad. A recent House of Commons committee report suggests that CIDA partner with private corporations: Stephen Brown, who teaches international development at the University ... more »

Nick Clegg's European ally calls for Britain's rebate to be scrapped

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Nick Clegg's main ally in the European parliament has called for Britain's multibillion-pound EU rebate to be scrapped as part of a plan to strip EU leaders of their powers to set the EU budget. As EU leaders gathered for a second day of talks, Guy Verhofstadt called for the EU to be given powers to raise its own revenues as a way of ending what he called "this Turkish bazaar" in the negotiations. "If own resources [tax revenues that go directly to the EU] are further developed then the rebate shall disappear," the former prime minister of Belgium said at the summit. The British reb... more »

How Was Your Thanksgiving?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
Once again, courtesy of a little help from Uncle Sam, Mrs. JP and kittie and I had a great Thanksgiving. What you see from yesterday is a 2 1/2 pound pork loin, cooked at 350 for 50 minutes with cherry preserves, homemade mashed potatoes, Charlene's cheesy potatoes (the recipe of the wife of one of the members of the Tractors), butternut squash, sweet corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy. In the glasses was an inexpensive ($15) but very good Riesling white wine. Afterwards, we enjoyed a pumpkin pie with Cool Whip. As usual, a good time was had by all. So, how was your Thanksgi... more »

And The New Name For Mexico Is... Mexico

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has one last job to do in the dying days of his presidency - he wants to change his country's name. Calderon has sent a bill to Congress to alter the constitution in order to tweak his nation's official name from Estados Unidos Mexicanos, or United Mexican States to plain old Mexico - as the country is already known the world over. http://news.sky.com/story/1015466/and-the-new-name-for-mexico-is-mexico

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:05:08 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 08:05:08 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.871°S, 131.838°E Depth 101.4 km (63.0 miles) Region BANDA SEA Distances 103 km (64 miles) WSW of Tual, Indonesia

A Brief Introduction To Labor Law Poster Requirements In The U.S.

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 11 hours ago
I’m taking a small breather this week and have a guest blogger, talking about the important but little-discussed issue of mandatory posters in the workplace. Please welcome my guest, Ivy Liu of Easy Business Posters. This company provides posters to employers that will fulfill state and federal requirements. While you can definitely comb through the various federal and state requirements to do it yourself, companies like Easy Business Posters can make compliance really simple. Here’s the scoop on poster requirements, from an expert. *By: Ivy Liu, Easy Business Posters* For every bu... more »

Merits of Crown's case where bail is sought

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. Gingras 2012 BCCA 467 deals with whether strength of appeal should be considered on bail pending appeal. In the decision the Court makes a more general observation about merits of cases where bail is being considered: [46] I wish to make one last comment on the jurisprudential aspect of this case. Counsel for the appellants complained that increasingly the grounds are being examined in bail hearings almost as a matter of routine. [47] I would discourage this trend. Not every offence is serious enough to engage an assessment of the merits. There is no need to go beyond the fr... more »

buy nothing day: support striking walmart workers near you

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
One more paper plus one fundraiser for the Children's Book Bank will equal one more term behind me. Until then, I leave you with this excellent image of cultural imperialism, from The New Internationalist: another kind of D-Day. Today, occupiers all over the US will be honouring Buy Nothing Day by supporting the courageous workers of OUR Walmart, who are demanding a living wage, full-time work for those who want it, and the ability to exercise their right to organize free of harassment and intimidation. You can stop by an OUR Walmart event to support the striking workers: a lis... more »

'Israeli regime could break truce'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
20yo Anwar Qudai, killed today in Gaza by Israeli border forces, 19 more Injured, I would say they have completed Broken the Truce

UK, Germans say deeper cuts or no deal in EU budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Britain and Germany warned on Friday there will be no summit deal on the European Union's proposed 1 trillion euro long-term budget without deeper spending cuts, after the latest compromise plan ignored their calls for further restraint. British Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed a proposal to scale back tentative cuts to EU farm subsidies and regional aid to placate France and Poland, taking savings elsewhere to keep the overall budget cut at about 80 billion euros. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-eu-budget-idUSBRE8AM0B820121123

UK, Germans say deeper cuts or no deal in EU budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Britain and Germany warned on Friday there will be no summit deal on the European Union's proposed 1 trillion euro long-term budget without deeper spending cuts, after the latest compromise plan ignored their calls for further restraint. British Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed a proposal to scale back tentative cuts to EU farm subsidies and regional aid to placate France and Poland, taking savings elsewhere to keep the overall budget cut at about 80 billion euros. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-eu-budget-idUSBRE8AM0B820121123

Can you crack the code? Experts stumped by secret message found attached to leg of dead WWII carrier pigeon

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A secret message found attached to the leg of a dead World War II carrier pigeon has left Britain’s top codebreakers stumped. The unfortunate bird’s remains were found in a chimney in Surrey with a red capsule attached to its leg. Inside, a “cigarette paper thin” piece of paper was rolled up with the words “Pigeon Service” and 27 five-letter blocks of code handwritten underneath. The discovery was made by David Martin, 74, who found the skeleton while ripping out a fireplace at his home in Bletchingley. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/codebreakers-stumped-by-secret-message-fo... more »

Walmart suspends India employees

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Walmart has suspended several employees in India as the world's biggest retailer by sales pursues an internal investigation into whether its local joint venture in the promising Asian market violated US anti-corruption laws. The suspensions are related to the US retailer's widening probe into allegations that employees in several key emerging markets bribed government officials. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/business/walmart-india-employees/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Syria fighting leaves more than 150 dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
One day after Syrian rebels accused government forces of a deadly bombing near a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo, opposition groups said another 151 people had been killed in the fighting Thursday. The majority of those deaths occurred in the Syrian capital of Damascus and its suburbs, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based opposition group. Another 34 were killed in Aleppo, where some of the heaviest fighting has occurred. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/21/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Congo rebels seize key town

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Anti-government rebels are making quick progress in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, cementing control of a strategically important town Friday and advancing toward the next potential battleground. The United Nations, which supports the Congolese army, as well as Britain have condemned the military campaign, intended to overthrow the government. After two days of battling government troops in Sake, M23 fighters now hold the town they first entered Wednesday, according to a journalist there. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/africa/congo-rebels/index.html?hp... more »

Fixing China's 'drinking problem'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy. The Chinese people love life, he said, and they wish for better education, more stable jobs, better medical care -- in short, "more comfortable living conditions and a more beautiful environment." This, he said, is the goal that China must strive for, one that is surely shared by many Chinese. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

An excellent Twitter response

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
I think that answers that one. I may try and use that myself the next time somone accuses Israel of a disproportionate response to 'homemade rocket attacks'.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian, wound 19

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold amid reports Friday that Israeli troops opened fire in a buffer zone with Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding 19, Hamas security and health officials said. The shooting occurred east of Khan Younis, a border city in Gaza, when a group of protesters and farmers approached the 300-meter "no man's land" -- a security buffer between Israel and Gaza, according to Hamas security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately confirm the casualty report, telling CNN it... more »

Dustin Leftwich charged with raping and murdering missing 18-year-old homecoming queen Brenna Morgart

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A 21-year-old Walmart attendant has been charged with raping and murdering a Kansas homecoming queen then dumping her body in a field. Dustin Leftwich could face the death penalty if convicted of capital murder in the slaying of 18-year-old Brenna Morgart. The Topeka man was initially charged with premeditated first-degree murder but the charge was upgraded on Wednesday after new evidence came to light, which added rape to his long list of indictments. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237218/Brenna-Morgart-death-Dustin-Leftwich-charged-raping-murdering-missing-18-year-old-ho... more »

Let's quit the European Court of Human Rights says ex-justice minister: Uproar in Commons over votes for prisoners

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A former minister called on Britain to quit the European Court of Human Rights yesterday as the Government made its latest attempt to calm the bitter row over prisoner votes. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling published a draft bill containing three options for resolving the UK’s stand-off with Strasbourg. These were giving votes to inmates who have been jailed for up to four years, for up to six months or, crucially, maintaining the UK’s existing blanket ban. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237134/Lets-quit-European-Court-Human-Rights-says-ex-justice-minister-Uproar-Commons-... more »

Cameron tells EU leaders to stop budget 'tinkering' and instead impose big cuts on 'outrageous' pay and perks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
David Cameron today slammed EU leaders for only 'tinkering' with the Brussels budget, as the second day of crunch talks began with little sign of a deal being reached. The Prime Minister arrived back the summit in Brussels this morning, after talks were suspended at midnight when conflicting demands made a compromise seem impossible. Mr Cameron yesterday brandished a list of the ‘outrageous’ pay and perks of tens of thousands of Eurocrats which he said could be slashed/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237178/EU-Budget-Cameron-tells-EU-leaders-stop-budget-tinkering-instead-i... more »

Here comes the cavalry!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago

Minority Report becomes reality: New software that predicts when laws are about to be broken

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
An artificial intelligence system that connects to surveillance cameras to predict when people are about to commit a crime is under development, funded by the U.S. military. The software, dubbed Mind's Eye, recognises human activities seen on CCTV and uses algorithms to predict what the targets might do next - then notify the authorities. The technology has echoes of the Hollywood film Minority Report, where people are punished for crimes they are predicted to commit, rather than after committing a crime. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2237302/Minority-Report-realit... more »

Egyptian Protesters Rally in Cairo After Mursi Expands Powers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Egyptian demonstrators rallied in Cairo against a decree by President Mohamed Mursi that placed his decisions above the law. Crowds gathered in Tahrir Square, the center of last year’s uprising against Hosni Mubarak, to protest what they see as the growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mursi’s assumption of more powers. Clashes broke out near the Interior Ministry between activists and police for a fifth day. A coalition of political parties and civil society groups said they will join the protest, and similar ones are scheduled in other cities. Demonstrators chanted “the ... more »

"Cyber saboteur" charged with targeting Oxbridge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A 20-year-old man is to appear in court next month, charged with trying to bring down the websites of elite Oxford and Cambridge universities, police said on Friday. Lewys Martin, from Kent, faces 17 counts relating to attacks on corporate websites, including that of Kent Police. "He's not being charged with hacking," a Kent Police spokesman said. "He's being charged with attempting to bring the wesbites down." http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/uk-britain-oxbridge-cybersecurity-idUKBRE8AM08Y20121123

Germany floats 'plan B' – a budget deal without Britain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Germany has raised the pressure on British Prime Minister David Cameron to seek an agreement on the EU's long-term budget at a summit in Brussels today (23 November), by floating an alternative deal that would sideline Britain and neutralise its veto. EU sources have fleshed out reports circulating last week about a plan to sideline the United Kingdom from ongoing budget talks, as Cameron threatened to veto a deal on the EU budget. The plan, a last-resort option, originated in Berlin two weeks ago according to a reliable EU source, who spoke to EurActiv on condition of anonymity. ... more »

Hmm who would you rather have over for dinner?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Film of a protest outside the Israeli consulate in San Francisco. Who would yourather have over for dinner the angry, obscene and frankly nasty protestors or the nice civilized workers outside the consulate? Tough choice? Not really.

Good for Vic Toews!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has ordered the RCMP's commissioner to go back to the drawing board to rewrite an action plan to address damning findings of gender bias in the force. In an unprecedented and sharply-worded letter Thursday to Commissioner Bob Paulson, released to the Star, Toews expresses a deep frustration over the extent of the problem and the RCMP's evident failure to address it in any meaningful way.

Israeli Troops Said to Kill Palestinian, Testing Cease-Fire

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Health officials said on Friday that a 20-year-old Palestinian was killed and nine others wounded in a clash with Israeli soldiers in the southeast Gaza Strip, testing the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel after wild celebrations here on Thursday. The leadership in Gaza has said that the agreement, announced on Wednesday in Cairo to end eight days of ferocious exchanges, includes an Israeli promise to halt “incursions” into a 1,000-foot-wide buffer zone along Gaza’s northern and eastern borders where Palestinians have not been allowed to go. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/worl... more »

Europe budget talks heading for collapse

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A special summit of the European Union leaders in Brussels to reach a deal on its next seven-year budget appeared heading for a collapse after their negotiations got bogged down on Thursday night in a dispute over plans to boost the budget. Summit host, European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, adjourned the meeting till mid-day on Friday. This is after day-long bilateral discussions among the E.U. leaders, a series of meetings with the E.U. executive and a joint meeting failed to bridge the deep divisions between those demanding significant spending cuts and those supporting t... more »

Greece's lenders inch closer to debt viability agreement: source

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
International lenders have agreed new steps to cut Greece's debt pile further but it still has to fill a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) gap to gain the IMF's approval for its next tranche of aid, a senior Greek government official said on Friday. The International Monetary Fund has agreed to deem the country's debt viable if it falls to 124 percent of GDP in 2020, giving ground on its earlier target of 120 percent, the official said on condition of anonymity. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-greece-bailout-idUSBRE8AM04M20121123

IDF soldiers kill 1 Palestinian, wound at least 10 at Gaza-Israel border 2 days after ceasefire

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
One adult has been killed and at least 10 teenagers injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Gaza-Israel border, Gaza medical authorities claimed. The incident happened east of the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. The clashes erupted after a group of Palestinian farmers wandered into the disputed 300-meter buffer zone along the border, Al Jazeera reported. http://rt.com/news/palestinian-gaza-killed-teenager-border-402/

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake MYANMAR - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:24:27 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 04:54:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 22.558°N, 96.025°E Depth 14.9 km (9.3 miles) Region MYANMAR Distances 33 km (20 miles) E of Shwebo, Myanmar

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.1 Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Date time 2012-11-23 08:56:07.0 UTC Location 23.98 S ; 67.52 W Depth 218 km Distances 222 km SE Calama, Chile

Steel Giant Tata Cuts 900 Jobs Across UK......this is Cameron's Version of being out of Recession

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Indian-owned Tata Steel confirms that it will close 12 plants in Britain as it attempts to boost its competitiveness. The move will result in 900 job losses, the company confirmed, including 580 in South Wales, 155 in Yorkshire, 120 in the West Midlands and 30 in Teesside. Sites to close include Wales' Tafarnaubach and Cross Keys plants, and it will also reduce shifts at its Rotherham and Hartlepool sites in response to lower demand for products. http://news.sky.com/story/1015457/steel-giant-tata-cuts-900-jobs-across-uk

Economy and Economist

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
The Economist carried a letter from the diplomatic representative in the UK responding to its blundering Ma the Bumbler piece that stirred the nation last week. The letter actually put its finger on an excellent point: It is not surprising that some of his initiatives have been unpopular during the downturn. The people of Taiwan have every right to use harsh words against their president, but when a foreign media organisation repeats the name calling it should at least use quotation marks. Shen is right; The Economist article carries not a single quote of any speaker on the topic, ... more »

“How Government ‘Works’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“How Government ‘Works’”* by Bill Bonner “There are many theories to explain government. Most are nothing but scams, justifications, and puffery. One tries to put something over on the common man…the other claims it was for his own good…and the third pretends that he’d be lost without it. Most are not really ‘theories’ at all…but prescriptions, blueprints for creating the kind of government the ‘theorist’ would like to have. Not surprisingly, the blueprints flatter his intellect and engage his imagination. The “social contract,” for example, is a fraud. You can’t have a contrac... more »

"How Government “Works”, Part II"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"How Government “Works”, Part II"* by Bill Bonner "In the case of Egypt, people listened and obeyed — at least, as much as they did — because Pharaoh was, in theory, a god. In the case of Rome — with the exception of Caligula’s claims — and the Mongol empires, the theory was similarly simple, though different. Tamerlane made no claim to divinity. He merely made it clear what he would do to you if you resisted him. Towns that submitted were generally governed passably, according to the standards of the day…and taxed, but not razed to the ground. Those that contested his author... more »

Clashes over EU budget

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Leaders of the EU countries met in Brussels and they are trying to agree about the 2014-2020 EU budget – about a trillion of dollars. And as the Washington Post and almost everyone else notices, it ain't pretty. France clashes with Britain and smaller countries play their own small games, suggesting possible vetoes. *Click for the Guardian infographics on EU finances...* One could say that it's possible to define "overall fair rules" how to redistribute the resources. However, there's still a subtle question: How large is the overall budget? Now, the countries that are net payer... more »

The British Public Support the Palestinians

NO ONE TO VOTE FOR at NO ONE TO VOTE FOR - 15 hours ago
. Having been horrified by BBC News coverage of the Gaza 'conflict' or 'war' over the past week, I watched Question Time last night with some curiosity to see if any kind of alternative view was expressed by the public. For myself and many others, Question Time is usually a brain-dead Zion-friendly horror show. The audience is packed with local representatives from the three main parties and we tend to always hear presentations from a strongly pro-Jewish contingent (I'm not blaming the BBC or David Dimbleby for this. It is simply that Sayanim are active in national politics in a wa... more »

6 Super Spices

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*Source:* *http://positivemed.com/2012/11/08/super-spices/* *You might also wish to visit:* *http://www.facebook.com/PositiveMed*

Pain Control: 5 Natural Pain Relievers by Lisa Garber

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
Pain Control: 5 Natural Pain Relieversby Lisa Garber Natural Society, 23 November 2012 *Pain has innumerable causes, and therefore just as many remedies. If you’ve gone through the gauntlet of the usual treatments—stretching, exercise, massage, costly pain medication—and still find yourself with a stiff neck or sore joints, try some of these other natural pain relievers for pain control.* *Natural Pain Relievers for Natural Pain Control* *Ginger – Inflammation and Joint Pain* We’ve long touted ginger for its anti-inflammatory properties, which are especially useful for joint pain... more »

Australia: Bird flu outbreak eradicated after cull

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
An outbreak of bird flu in the NSW lower Hunter region has been eradicated after authorities culled 50,000 chickens at an egg farm. Tests from 12 nearby properties confirmed the virus hadn't spread, but the Maitland facility would remain quarantined while disinfection and surveillance were completed, The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) said. The virus detected at the Maitland facility was not the H5N1 strain that can fatally infect humans. http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=818910

New book chapter available open access: The Best Interest of Children and the Basis of Family Policy: The issue of reproductive caring units

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 15 hours ago
As some of you may recall, a little while ago, I flagged a forthcoming book called *Families: Beyond the Nuclear Ideal* (edited by daniela Cutas and Sarah Chan and published by Bloomsbury Academic in its Science, Ethics and Society series), where I have a chapter, together with my colleague Thomas Hartvigsson. What I was perhaps not entirely clear about is that, in fact, this chapter and – indeed! – the rest of the book is avaliable open access for reading and non-commercial sharing under a Creative Commons lisence, while the book can also be purchased as both hardcopy and e-book in ... more »

Slick Tricks

Flower pots are great for all kinds of things - not just babysitting. Photo courtesy: delightfulchaos.com I am a hopeless gardener. Life has no meaning if I'm not gardening. In the winter, I content myself with my indoor plants; and, planning next year's garden, of course. Besides, satisfying my craving for dirty hands, these uses for pre-owned flower pots recycle, reduce, reuse and repurpose pots that otherwise would have landed in the landfill. The small, plastic conjoined pots that bedding plants come in make great containers in which to start next year's seed. Use old pots to... more »

33 homes must go after Indy blast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Thirty-three homes damaged in a house explosion this month will be razed, officials in Indianapolis said. The blast that rocked the Richmond Hill subdivision killed two people, John and Jennifer Longworth. Dozens of homes also took a hit. City officials this week said that of the 37 houses that were boarded up after the Nov. 10 incident, four appeared to be repairable, according to the Indianapolis Star-Tribune. http://news.yahoo.com/33-homes-torn-down-indiana-neighborhood-blast-201815747--abc-news-topstories.html

Jacob Provo and Joshua Anderson steal, kill Florida family's pet turkey for Thanksgiving meal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Gulf Breeze, Florida (PNJ) -- Tom the turkey had lived happily on Brian and Christa Caponi's 6-acre spread in Gulf Breeze for the past year along with their menagerie of cats, goats, a dog, chickens and roosters. He was special among their 50 or so animals, Christa said. "He was a family pet," she said. "It was like having a normal family dog." But when her husband got up early Monday morning to feed the animals, the 30-pound Tom was missing. He soon discovered a trail of blood and feathers and feared the worst. http://www.wtsp.com/news/florida/article/283289/19/Thieves-kill-family... more »

James Bond, Ambiguously Gay Villains and Masculinity

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
The James Bond movies aren’t the first place most would look to learn about masculinity; it’s an action movie, the special effects are always amazing, and most of us just leave the gender analysis at home…BUT just humor me for one scene. In my view the best part of an otherwise mediocre movie (sorry super-Bond fans!) Continue reading

Egypt protest call over President Mursi's sweeping powers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Opposition leaders in Egypt have called for large protests after President Mohammed Mursi passed a decree giving himself sweeping new powers. The decree states the president's decisions cannot be revoked by any authority - including the judiciary. It also opens the way for a retrial of people convicted of killings during Egypt's 2011 uprising which toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Mr Mursi's critics have denounced the move as a "coup against legitimacy". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20458148

Israel desire to attack Iran "childish" -Ahmadinejad

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Israel has a "childish" desire to attack Iran and Tehran is capable of defending itself, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday. "They wish to hurt the Iranian nation. They are waiting for the chance. They known that Iran does not attack anybody and they know that Iran knows how to defend itself," he told a news conference in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. "We don't accept the hegemony of Israel. They wish to attack Iran but it is like a childish desire." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/22/israel-palestinians-iran-idUSL4N0922TW20121122

For Israel, Gaza Conflict Is Test for an Iran Confrontation

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
The conflict that ended, for now, in a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel seemed like the latest episode in a periodic showdown. But there was a second, strategic agenda unfolding, according to American and Israeli officials: The exchange was something of a practice run for any future armed confrontation with Iran, featuring improved rockets that can reach Jerusalem and new antimissile systems to counter them. It is Iran, of course, that most preoccupies Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama. While disagreeing on tactics, both have made it clear that time is short,... more »

IDF preparing for disturbances in West Bank, Gaza following Friday prayers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
The Israel Defense Forces are preparing for possible disturbances in the West Bank and Gaza Strip this morning after worshipers emerge from prayer services at the mosques. On Thursday, some 200 Palestinian demonstrators approached the border between Israel and Gaza near Khan Yunis and began shaking the border fence, causing minor damage. Three of them managed to get through the fence, but were caught by IDF troops within minutes. The demonstrators dispersed after soldiers fired in the air. In an effort to minimize potential disturbances, the IDF arrested 55 Palestinians in the Wes... more »

Egypt president cancels state visit to Pakistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi cancelled a state visit to Pakistan on Friday, government officials said, a day after granting himself extended powers, a move likely to widen divisions in his country. No reason was immediately given for the cancellation of the visit or for Mursi's decision not to attend a summit of developing nations in Islamabad a day earlier. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-egypt-pakistan-idUSBRE8AM02320121123

Gunman kill 7 in Guatemala in attempted hit on drug dealer

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Gunmen dressed as police officers shot dead seven men at a Guatemalan health clinic on Thursday in a brazen attempt to kill an alleged drug trafficker, who managed to escape the firefight, the government said. Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told reporters a gang of men entered the clinic in an upper-class neighborhood of the capital looking for frequent client and alleged Guatemalan drug trafficker Jairo Orellana. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-guatemala-violence-idUSBRE8AM02820121123

Price of milk makes Greeks' blood boil

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
To understand why milk costs more in Greek shops than anywhere else in the European Union, Stathis Aravanis's farm is a good place to start. Tall elm trees screen the 4 hectares (10 acres) of land that Aravanis farms outside the small town of Orchomenos in central Greece, not far from the ancient city of Thebes. The silence is broken only by the sound of grazing cattle and a passing tractor. Each day 200 or so cows produce 5.5 metric tonnes of milk that he has been selling to Delta, a division of food conglomerate Vivartia, since 1990. Delta, which collects the milk every two days, ... more »

Afghanistan truck bomb kills two, foreign troops among 70 wounded

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
A suicide truck bomb killed two people and wounded more than 70 in volatile eastern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, with several foreign troops among those injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in Maidan Shahr, the provincial capital of Wardak province, 35 km (22 miles) southwest of the capital, Kabul, but it was unclear what the target was. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/us-afghanistan-bomb-idUSBRE8AM04T20121123

Two Dead After 100-Car Pile-Up In Texas

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Two people died and up to 100 were hurt when at least 100 vehicles collided on a Texas highway in dense fog. The Thanksgiving holiday morning crash left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage. Twelve of those injured were in a critical condition, officials said. http://news.sky.com/story/1015208/two-dead-after-100-car-pile-up-in-texas

EU Budget: Leaders Say Deal Is Unlikely.....It's our Way or Not at All!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
EU leaders could fail to reach a deal on Europe's budget as they enter a second day of negotiations. France and Germany's leaders are already saying a deal is unlikely after a crucial budget summit in Brussels. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters: "I believe that the positions are still very far apart. "We'll meet again at noon and then our president will know what still preoccupies us. "I think that … we will advance a little, but doubt that we will achieve a result." http://news.sky.com/story/1015381/eu-budget-leaders-say-deal-is-unlikely

UK: Man Dies In Floods As Storms Set To Continue

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
A man has died after becoming trapped in his car in floods as large parts of the UK were hit by strong winds and heavy rain. Forecasters said there will be some respite today with drier and brighter conditions - but the wet weather is expected to get worse again this weekend. Around 90 flood warnings are in place for rivers across England and Wales along with more than 200 less serious flood alerts. http://news.sky.com/story/1015385/floods-man-dies-as-storms-set-to-continue

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, November 23, 2012 at 06:21:03 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 04:21:03 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 3.120°S, 145.897°E Depth 10.9 km (6.8 miles) Region NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G. Distances 194 km (120 miles) SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea

Gaza at Crossroads

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
I sometimes wonder just what pundits are thinking. Israel has just used Gaza as a shooting gallery without seriously risking life and limb and sharply reducing the actual missile threat posed by Hamas. Even better they were able to battle test the Iron Dome against a missile suite that obviously is not even capable of hitting a target. In the Aftermath, Hamas will loudly declare a victory and perhaps sober up. They got zero support from Egypt or anyone else for that matter. Egypt is now morally in a position to supervise their stepchild and will since no conceivable Egy... more »

The House I Live In with Eugene Jarecki

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
It is pointless to speak to the system when all know it is wrong. We have a body of people paid to administer a body of legislation that is clearly wrong and no one is able to stop. We have a war machine with no path to victory using present tools but still manning the trenches. It no longer can even muster a fair vote to maintain the status quo. Yet no one is able to disengage. It must be shut down in order to restore the health of out society. Yet we all seem to be wasting our breath and the real slave master is the secure government job that depends on all this.... more »

Extant Red Haired Giants in Peru

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
We know three things; 1 Red Haired Giants were extant during the European bronze Age in Ireland close by Lewis. This provided ready access to sailing with the Minoan copper route. 2 Goliath showed up with the Philistines about 10th centry BC. 3 Minoan trade culture penetrated Peru and much else of course. For that reason this is a prospective locale along with many others and particularly the Great lakes were we have graves. The good news is that they are extant and plausibly available for DNA work. Most likely we will have an Irish descended population with a k... more »

Selective Oxidation Catalysts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
This is actually a neat mechanical trick that at least alters the selectivity profile of specific oxide catalysts. This will certainly improve process yields for a range of applications which is always welcome as that means sharply lowered costs. With luck this can be tuned a great deal to affect many processes. Obviously much more work should go into this field and include active membranes and the like. The value is there even it it will always be terribly specific. *Researchers Make Strides Toward Selective Oxidation Catalysts* * by Staff Writers* * Chicago IL (... more »

On Monday in Calgary, will the Tories come second … or third?

david at Alberta Diary - 17 hours ago
Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt campaigns in Calgary while a supporter covers his face in embarrassment. (Joke.) Below: The winner of Monday’s by-election, as forecast by Perfesser Dave, Chris Turner. The great political minds of Alberta are pondering today where Conservative Party candidate Joan Crockatt will place in Monday’s Calgary Centre by-election. Will she come second? ... more »

CHILD ABUSE, ARMS DEALS, MURDERS, DEEP STATE, CYPRUS, IRAQ, WALES

Anon at aangirfan - 17 hours ago
*Lord McAlpine, who got money for the Conservative Party from* Asil Nadir Anonymous left a comment, on the post "COLBY, BARAK, ROTHSCHILD, EPSTEIN, MAXWELL...", pointing out *possible links between the UK child abuse scandal and the sale of arms to Iraq.* *1.* TheTurkish Cypriot newspaper *Kibrisli* (13.01.12) reported that Britain illegally sold weapons to Saddam Hussein's regime through a company run by a wealthy British businessman called Asil Nadir. Lord McAlpine persuaded Asil Nadir to give a large sum of money to the UK Conservative Party. *Cyprus Expat | Blog: Asil Nadir's... more »

Gangs of aggressive wild turkeys terrorizing Boston suburb on Thanksgiving

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
Complaints to police about the aggressive and threatening nature of wild turkeys in Brookline, Massachusetts, have doubled over the last month. Residents of the town have had enough of being chased, harried and physically attacked by the birds, which can grow to 20 pounds and 4 feet tall. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237219/Pictured-Gangs-aggressive-wild-turkeys-terrorize-Boston-suburb-chasing-people-attacking-cars.html

High school student suspended for refusing to wear chipped ID tag fitted with a GPS tracker because it is the 'Mark of the Beast'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours ago
A high school student was suspended after she refused to wear a student ID card implanted with a GPS identification chip because it is against her religious beliefs. Andrea Hernandez, from Texas, has been fighting with officials at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio since they began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards when the semester began in the fall. The Radio Frequency Identification badge has a bar code which is able to track students movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave and is aimed at a way to combat truancy. http://... more »

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake LUZON, PHILIPPINES - 23rd November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 19 hours 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 - 19 hours 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 - 19 hours 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 - 19 hours 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 - 19 hours 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! - 19 hours 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 hours 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 - 19 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours ago

An Empire of Paranoia

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 »

HAMAS CONSOLIDATES ITS POSITION WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE IN THE WEST BANK

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 is a crime against humanity

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 20 hours 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 and Navajo: Theft of Indian water rights is a crime against humanity* *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com *French translation by Christine Prat:* http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=1155 Yaqui women prepare food for visitors at Vicam Pueblo. Photo Brenda NorrellVICAM PUEBLO, Sonora, Mexico -- Yoeme (Yaqui) traditional leaders completed the final document at the International Forum... more »
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