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Saturday, November 24, 2012

24 November - Blogs I'm Following

World Heritage Site of Copan
World Heritage Site of Copan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The usually jam-packed Beijing Subway, as seen...
The usually jam-packed Beijing Subway, as seen during the SARS outbreak. During the epidemic many chose not to take public transport. (11 May 2003) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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A country without care jumps at the chance to see the doctor

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 minute ago
The doctor is in at Angelitos Felices I’ve known for a while now that accessing medical care was a challenge for the majority of Hondurans who have to rely on the public system. But it wasn’t until I put in a couple of days as an ad-hoc translator for a U.S. doctor in the villages this week that I fully understood that medical care is as good as non-existent for a whole lot of people. The doctor was part of a faith-based group out of Illinois and Tennessee who were here to build fuel-efficient stoves in three villages around Copan. She hadn’t planned on seeing patients, but word got ... more »

If detained by police, you have the right to REMAIN SILENT.

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 24 minutes ago
Anything you say can be taken down and used against you. When you are detained or arrested, the thing police officers want most is to get information from you. They will use all sorts of techniques to get you to talk. Sometimes it's hard to keep quiet; the police know it and they often try to provoke someone into talking: not playing their game is brave and it also keeps you out of their trap. In Canada while you have the right to not answer questions you do not have the right not to be asked questions. Even if you say you are exercising you right to silence the police can questi... more »

Saturday Play, Scroobius Pip's "Try Dying"

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 33 minutes ago
Scroobius and friends trek up Mt. Snowden for charity. Then Scroobius raps while shaving his hair down to a mohawk. Find out more at Scroobius Pip's JustGiving page.

New SARS-related virus has now infected six, killed two in the Middle East

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 41 minutes ago
A new coronavirus from the same family as SARS has now infected six people in the Middle East, two of whom have died, the World Health Organization announced Friday. The UN health agency said four new cases have been confirmed, in addition to a previous patient from Saudi Arabia, who died in June, and another one from Qatar still undergoing treatment in the United Kingdom. Three of the new cases are Saudis — and two are family members who lived together, the WHO said in a news release. One died and the other is recovering. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1291914--qatar-ma... more »

Health Authorities Try To Identify Woman Exposed To Rabies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 43 minutes ago
Health authorities are posting an urgent notice as they try to trace a woman bitten by a cat in Chaplin, Connecticut about two weeks ago. The cat has since died, and a necropsy found it suffered from rabies, Director Robert Miller of the Eastern Highlands Health District says the woman was driving on South Bear Hill Road, with at least one child in her vehicle. It was after 5 p.m. around November 8th, but because it was dark, the witness did not have more of a description than that. The car was travelling between Cross Road and Canada Lane. http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/11/2... more »

18 Chinese miners die in coal-gas explosion

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
A coal mine accident in China's southwest killed 18 workers and trapped five more on Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency said. There were 28 workers working in the state-owned Xiangshui coalmine in Guizhou province when the coal-and-gas explosion happened about 11 a.m., and five of those were rescued, Xinhua said. No other details were immediately available. China has the world's deadliest coal mine industry, with 1,973 miners killed in accidents last year. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iAQj0a5dZXOZescpoK2PMzLWhoYg?docId=da33c65c0eef43a3a915dff5beba848b

Gas explosion at Massachusetts strip club injures 18

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 45 minutes ago
RAW VIDEO: Downtown Springfield gas explosion

Gas explosion at restaurant in northern China kills 14 people, injures 47

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 47 minutes ago
The government of Shouyang county in Shanxi province says on its official website that a gas leak caused the blast and triggered a fire Friday evening at the Xinyangyang hotpot restaurant. The official Xinhua News Agency says six people were killed at the scene and eight others died at a hospital. Seventeen people were severely injured. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/gas-explosion-at-restaurant-in-northern-china-kills-14-people-injures-47/2012/11/23/7f90ba98-35e2-11e2-92f0-496af208bf23_story.html

Explosion, fire reported in Edgecombe County

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 49 minutes ago
EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities responded Friday afternoon to the scene of a reported explosion and fire at a farm in Edgecombe County. According to WTVD, the fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. at a farm southwest of Conetoe. Photos from WTVD’s helicopter “showed a farm building close to the intersection of Thigpen and Ellis roads with its roof blown off,” the station reports. http://myfox8.com/2012/11/23/explosion-fire-reported-in-edgecombe-county/

Train hits van in southern Italy, killing six

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 51 minutes ago
A train hit a van in southern Italy on Saturday, killing at least six people, the Italian fire service said on Saturday. The van was waiting for the safety barriers to be opened manually at a crossing near Rossano in the Calabria region when it was hit by the train, Italian news agencies reported. A landowner and Romanian clementine-pickers travelling in the vehicle were among the victims, they said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-italy-crash-idUSBRE8AN0B720121124

Lost City Raiders, a B movie

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 52 minutes ago
My newly favorite Czech TV channel, Prima Cool (which airs not only The Big Bang Theory), was broadcasting a silly 2008 U.S.-German-Austrian science-fiction catastrophic global warming film, Lost City Raiders. If you have 98 minutes, the whole movie is right here on this blog. I kind of enjoy watching catastrophic movies – and view it as 1% of my job, too. In this case, I feel satisfied and you should also feel satisfied because this cheap $6 million movie scored the worst grades you may think of, see e.g. 39% at IMDb. The rest of the blog entry is full of spoilers. It's yea... more »

Palestine Defended on the BBC (a rare moment)

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
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What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 1 hour ago
A quiet week in domestic politics, so I suppose I'll go with the ceasefire in Gaza. No, it almost certainly didn't mean that a real solution to the underlying situation is at hand, but anytime people avoid a disastrous escalation it's probably a good thing, no? I don't really have much for the didn't matter side of things, but I suppose I can mention the idea of eliminating the Ames Straw Poll, which I wrote about yesterday over at Greg's place. But I was traveling, and so I may have missed all sorts of things. What do you have? What do you think mattered this week?

Iran accuses U.S. of 'illegal and provocative acts' in Gulf and warns of 'adverse consequences'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Iran yesterday accused the U.S. Navy of carrying out 'illegal and provocative acts' in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman. In letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, Iran's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee said the Navy repeatedly violated the country's airspace. He mentioned flights over the coastal areas of Bushehr on seven occasions in October, and most recently a U.S. drone flight on November 1 which ignored radio warnings and penetrated Iranian airspace. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237736/Iran-accuses-U-S-illegal-provocative-acts-Gulf-warn... more »

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 18:48:00 UTC Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 06:48:00 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 21.358°S, 178.808°W Depth 549.1 km (341.2 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 79 km (49 miles) S of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 16:26:40 UTC Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 01:26:40 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.155°S, 130.585°E Depth 123.6 km (76.8 miles) Region BANDA SEA Distances 213 km (132 miles) NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Suicide on a Grand Scale

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
Prince Charles states the obvious. "*Mankind is on the brink of 'committing suicide on a grand scale' unless rapid progress is made on green issues, the Prince of Wales warned today.* * **"In very strong language, Prince Charles claimed the planet was doomed to an 'unimaginable future' if the problems in carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, intensive farming using pesticides, and the depletion of natural resources were not addressed.*" Charles had a special word for the like of Canada's political leadership, referring to them as those who, "*cling to the disintegrating raft... more »

This is not the paw of a kitten...

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago

Duncan - US Congress - $3,000 ALEC DUES

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 hour ago
In an excellent piece of investigative journalism that was released by the Voter Legislative Transparency Project on ALEC memberships/dues you will find this statement: Kasich, Walker and Brewer are all alumni. How about Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor? Both are known ALEC “alumni” and with the discovery of the Legacy membership program, one or both could be members while serving in the U.S. Congress. ALEC’s refusal to release any of their membership lists, forces researchers to spend hours digging out these small bits of evidence – which ALEC will neit... more »

Rare white tiger escapes enclosure and mauls three employees at Czech zoo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The incident happened at the zoo in the northern city of Liberec in the Czech Republic. One man suffered head injuries while two women sustained minor injuries. A spokesman for the zoo confirmed the seven-year-old tiger, named Paris, had been sedated and posed no further danger. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237535/Rare-white-tiger-escapes-enclosure-mauls-employees-Czech-zoo.html

Cameron rounds on EU leaders who quaffed £120 bottles of wine over lunch while insisting there was no room to make savings in the Brussels budget

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
David Cameron last night accused Brussels of existing in a ‘parallel universe’ and ‘insulting taxpayers’ last night as EU budget talks collapsed in acrimony. In the strongest condemnation of EU institutions ever issued by a British prime minister, Mr Cameron reacted with scorn after being accused of ‘blackmailing’ other leaders by demanding spending cuts and defending Britain’s rebate. Mr Cameron said he was astonished that EU bosses were refusing to cut ‘a single euro’ from their spending plans – as the two-day summit designed to fix the next seven-year budget deal for the EU brok... more »

Le basket case: Why should anyone listen to a country whose imploding economy could drag the whole of Europe down with it?...Says the Idiot who's country has just Lost their AAA rating

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
During all the smoke and confusion surrounding this week’s battle over a proposed new seven-year EU budget, it is France that has mounted the fiercest resistance to David Cameron’s call for tens of billions of pounds worth of cuts. The irony of this couldn’t — to use a Gallic adjective — be more piquant. For the truth is that France is an economic basket case that is over-indebted, over-taxed, over-regulated, spendthrift, poorly governed and in desperate need of wholesale reform. And the irony is even more profound, for without such reform, the zealously pro-EU France and its deep-... more »

Thinking the Unthinkable?

Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
Yesterday, climate activist and environmental writer Bill McKibben tweeted a link to this eye-opening graphic: In many ways, this chart is merely another disturbing bit of information about weather in a year of shocking weather news. The United States experienced a record drought this summer – and many areas are still facing tremendous water shortages. Continue reading

Better Worship This Brazilian Post

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 1 hour ago
*If only for the fact that I'm putting it up*: "High school students explore Amazon, Brazilian tribes" by Lindsey Anderson | Associated Press, August 07, 2012 Eight Massachusetts high school students returned to the United States Monday with unique stories to tell after spending two weeks in the ­Amazon. The Wilbraham & Monson Academy students and their chaperones studied conservation, land issues, and two indigenous tribes in western Mato Grosso state, as well as how to catch dinner while avoiding stingrays, piranhas, and ­anacondas.... 16-year-old Jessica Smith said via phone f... more »

Spain sends Algerian criminal to live in the UK... and there's nothing we can do about it

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
An Algerian-born career criminal suspected of a ‘marriage of convenience’ to a British citizen has been deported from Spain to the UK. Police said Lazhari Zemouche had been arrested 92 times in Spain over the past 25 years for crimes from theft to robbery and had used a number of fake identities. But because he had married in the UK before his latest crime spree in Spain, he was deported to London rather than to his native Algeria. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237590/Spanish-send-Algerian-criminal-live-UK--theres-it.html

Study shows summer climate change, mostly warming

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
[image: The global average temperature of the Earth has increased, but year-to-year variability in local climates impedes the identification of clear changes in observations and human experience. Based on observational data only we demonstrate that large parts of the Earth have experienced a significant local shift towards warmer temperatures in the summer season, particularly at lower latitudes. Mahlstein, I., G. Hegerl, and S. Solomon (2012)]Contact: Irina Mahlstein, CIRES, 303-497-4746 Jane Palmer, CIRES science writer, 303-883-4398 13 November 2012 (UC Boulder) – Analysis of... more »

31 Days of Photo Props: Just Like Mommy

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 2 hours ago
What little girl doesn't want to be just like her mom? When little girls are very young, like in the 18 months to 2-year range, I love to "Just Like Mommy" photos. These fun pictures use some of mom's things to express the personality of both the subject and mom in the photographs. Some prop ideas for these pictures include, mom's jewelry, sunglasses, high heels or running shoes (depending on what mom likes to wear), purses, cell phone and mom's soft drink of choice. These pictures are easy, because mom has all the props on hand for them already and because what kid doesn't love ... more »

Buddhist Temples Burned in Bangladesh

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 2 hours ago
"Bangladesh Buddhist temples torched" Associated Press, October 01, 2012 COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims angry over an alleged derogatory photo of the Koran on Facebook set fires in at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes near the southern border with Myanmar, authorities said Sunday.... The Bangladeshi violence follows protests that erupted in Muslim countries over the past month after a low-budget film, ‘‘Innocence of Muslims,’’ produced by a US citizen denigrated the prophet Mohammed by portraying Islam’s holiest figure as a fraud, womanizer, and chil... more »

Even Ann Coulter Knows The Teabaggers Demanding The GOP Move Further Right Are, In Her Words, "Moron Showoffs"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Even a crackpot right-wing publicity hound like Ann Coulter can smell a delusional moron on the far right when she's confronted with one. In her column for some lunatic fringe website yesterday, Coulter castigated Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots as a "small mind" for blaming Romney for the big Republican Party electoral defeats across the nation this month. She objected to Martin's statement about Romney's unsuitability as a Republican candidate in statements like this: "What we got was a weak, moderate candidate handpicked by the Beltway elites and country club estab... more »

Belarus Sours on Sweden

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 2 hours ago
"Sweden, Belarus in diplomatic spat" Associated Press, August 04, 2012 STOCKHOLM —The dispute was the latest in a series of diplomatic spats between Belarus and Western nations, especially European Union states that have taken steps against the former Soviet country and its longtime leader, President Alexander Lukashenko, over its stifling of human rights. Ambassador Stefan Eriksson was in Sweden on vacation when the decision was announced. The reasons given included that the diplomat had met with opposition activists in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, and that Sweden had provided a ... more »

Two Near Misses in Two Days

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 2 hours ago
Two shipping near misses off Kitimat in two days. Thursday the deep sea freighter, *Tern Arrow*, lost engine power and wound up drifting for three hours in Laredo Sound south of Kitimat. You won't see this in any Enbridge ads but the ship was adrift in 40 knot winds and heavy seas, very far from the conditions that often prevail in that area. On Tuesday night, a loaded German container ship had to alter course to dodge a fishing boat and ran aground on a sand bar south of Prince Rupert. Fortunately it was only sand, the hull wasn't holed and the ship was able to be pulled of... more »

Tritium BioAccumulates in Phytoplankton

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
Benedict C. Jaeschke and Clare Bradshaw Bioaccumulation of tritiated water in phytoplankton and trophic transfer of organically bound tritium to the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis Journal of environmental Radioactivity Volume 115, January 2013, Pages 28–33 [Abstract] Large releases of tritium are currently permitted in coastal areas due to assumptions that it rapidly disperses in the water and has a low toxicity due to its low energy emissions. This paper presents a laboratory experiment developed to identify previously untested scenarios where tritium may concentrate or transfer... more »

Preview Russell Means Documentary

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
*Russell Means: "I think its important to find out who you are. By any means necessary."* *Preview shared from Russell Means Freedom* Russell became more controversial than ever in later years. The following article concerning Obama at Censored News attracted a blast of negative reactions. Russell was never homogenized and always went against the flow, against conformity, as in this article where Russell supports Palestinians and points out Obama's support of Zionists. --*Censored News* ** *Russell Means Breaking the Silence on Obama* *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News Jan. 10, 2009... more »

Hungry For Another Post About Bahrain?

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 2 hours ago
*I know it has **been a while, but since I took the time to find these morsels in my Boston Globe: * "Bahrain court upholds life sentences for activists; Decision on dissidents may intensify clashes" by Reem Khalifa | Associated Press, September 05, 2012 MANAMA, Bahrain — A Bahrain court Tuesday *upheld jail sentences* against 20 opposition figures convicted of *plotting to overthrow the Western-allied government*, including eight prominent activists facing life in prison. The decision is likely to deepen the nearly 19-month-long crisis between Bahrain’s Sunni rulers and Shi’ite... more »

The Missing First Step

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 2 hours ago
Rona Ambrose has a typically Ambrosian approach to hunting down Canada's next combat jet to replace the stellar but aging CF-18s. Rona's gonna chat. She's going to talk to our allies - the U.S., Australia and Britain. Maybe she wants them to tell us what they want Canada to buy. Then she will consult with competing fighter manufacturers and come up with some sort of list, presumably of each aircraft's strengths and weaknesses or how good it looks in Tory blue or something. And only then will the Air Force wade in with its statement of requirements to identify the winner. In o... more »

Video: Science Girl talks climate change and dirty energy

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
The Science Girl takes a comedic look at the differences between climate and weather. Created for the live broadcast of *24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report*. Climate Reality Technorati Tags: global warming,climate change,oil production,coal,alternative energy,wildfire,flood,heat wave,drought

BBC Bias exposed

Keith Peat at No Eco Twaddle- or other false policy (N.E.T) - 4 hours ago
Via Benny Pieser & CCNet. 3) Christopher Booker: The BBC’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ And The Loss Of Trust The Sunday Telegraph, 18 November 2012 Unfolding in the shadow of the greatest crisis in the BBC’s 90-year history has been another scandal, rather less publicised, which again reveals how profoundly the BBC has gone off the rails, morally and professionally. Last week, I reported how the BBC had spent large sums of our money fielding an array of lawyers against a pensioner from Wales to hide what I called, with considerable understatement, “a dirty little secret”. But that secre... more »

Al Qaeda "Virtue Police" Show up Along NATO Protected Turkish-Syrian Border

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 4 hours ago
NATO-backed terrorists along Turkish-Syrian border establish Al Qaeda-style "Virtue & Vice Police," heralding the West's true designs for Syria. *November 24, 2012* (LD) - An obscure, unreported pair of Getty images created on November 21, 2012 depict masked, armed terrorists atop a building with the words "Committee for Promotion of Virtues and Prevention of Vice" scrawled across its facade. The images were taken in al-Bab, northern Syria. *Images: Screenshots from Getty Images depicting Al Qaeda-style "virtue police" atop a building in northern Syria. The accompanying captions ... more »

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL CALIFORNIA - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 3.5 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 15:44:35 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 07:44:35 AM at epicenter Location 36.615°N, 121.221°W Depth 5.9 km (3.7 miles) Region CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Distances 12 km (7 miles) NW (323°) from Pinnacles, CA

Canada''s MSM Never Hold Stephen Harper Accountable For The Things That He Says ...

leftdog at Buckdog - 4 hours ago
Prime Minister Harper is a firm believer in the idea that people should be held accountable for the things they say - however, he doesn' t practice what he preaches .... neither does Canad's MSM Establishment EVER hold him to account for his vitriolic statements ..... "A culture of defeat..." - Stephen Harper, describing the Atlantic provinces, May 2001. "Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it. Canadians make no connection between the fact that they are a Northern European welfare state and the fact that we have very low e... more »

Egypt Judges Condemn President's 'Attack'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Egyptian judges have condemned a decree granting President Mohamed Morsi sweeping new powers, as angry protesters clashed with police for a second day. A handful of rock-throwing activists battled riot police in the streets near Tahrir Square, where several thousand protesters massed on Friday to demonstrate against a decree, which effectively prevents Mr Morsi's decisions from being challenged. The move also removed powers from the judiciary and allows the president to take any measures to protect national security. http://news.sky.com/story/1015951/egypt-judges-condemn-presidents... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:50:20 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 09:50:20 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 22.064°S, 68.544°W Depth 101.5 km (63.1 miles) Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Distances 60 km (37 miles) NE of Calama, Chile

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:52:28 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:52:28 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 51.609°N, 159.111°E Depth 78.1 km (48.5 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA Distances 154 km (95 miles) SSE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:21:10 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 05:21:10 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.009°N, 92.202°W Depth 63.6 km (39.5 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 44 km (27 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala

Osama Bin Laden Is Really, Really Dead

Intercept at The Intercept - 4 hours ago
Daily Bell USS Carl Vinson *Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the al-Qaida leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. – Huffington Post* *Dominant Social Theme:* Oh, he is dead. Yes, we killed him. He is g... more »

Namibia Indigenous protest dam, mining, human rights violations

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
*NAMIBIA: INDIGENOUS SEMI-NOMADIC HIMBA AND ZEMBA MARCH IN PROTEST AGAINST DAM, MINING AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS* ** *By Rebecca Sommer* Censored News Namibia, 24 Nov 2012: Hundreds of semi-nomadic Himba from Omuhonga and Epupa region marched today from their villages to Okanguati, a small town about 120 km away from Opuwo, to protest against Namibia’s human rights violations against them. [image: (Photo © Rebecca Sommer) Chief Hikuminae Kapika signing the invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous Peoples to visit them] (Photo © R... more »

Who protects the nazis?

Keith Watermelon at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 5 hours ago
Caught the scum of the Met tweeting this earlier. Note the use of the #freetommyrobinson hashtag. Kind of gives the game away. Unsurprisingly, they've since deleted the tweet. ACAB. [edit] The offending tweet has now re-appeared in its entirety.

Beware! Road suprises ahead!!!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
What a bizzare sign!

Would You?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 5 hours ago
If someone cheated at cards and you know they cheated, would you allow them to keep your money? Would you allow them to keep your money and then play against them at a later date under the same conditions? Would you allow someone who wants you dead to make your health care decisions for you? Would you allow someone who wants you dead and someone who is a stupid ignoramus to make your life or death decisions for you? Would you tolerate it if someone stole from you and the police were bought-off or corrupt in some other way and simply refused to investigate? Would you tolerate it if t... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*"Person to Person": Drew and Brittany Brees* *New Orleans Saints Set to Host San Francisco 49ers on Sunday* *Will Smith happy Cerullo, Williams will testify, Vilma not happy he’ll miss it* *Owen Courreges: Do we have a homelessness strategy, or just a Super Bowl punt?* *Oyster harvests at historic low* *Corps cuts flow on Missouri River*

Jesse Jackson, Jr.-- Why The Case Of Selective Persecution?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Several Republican congressmen are extremely concerned with House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon's immense and unreported gambling debts to Organized Crime figure-- and possible agent of at least one foreign power-- Sheldon Adelson. More than a few Democrats are concerned that their party caucus is about to elevate one of its most corrupt members, Joe Crowley (R-NY), to an important leadership position. Crowley, who was recently let off the hook for the House Ethics Committee-- along with Republican Tom Price in an apparent tit-for-tat deal-- after he was caught trading votes ... more »

RoboConjob Disclaimer : No voters were harmed in the making of this election fraud

Alison at Creekside - 6 hours ago
McMaher and CBC's Terry Milewski report on this week's release of internal emails between an alarmed Elections Canada and a stonewalling Con Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton. Turns out EC officials' were reporting on a robocall "scam" in a "dozen ridings" across "at least 6 provinces", starting *three days before the last election.* Four months later Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand was still publicly referring to them as "crank calls". Milewski : "Ever since the scandal broke, the Conservative line has been it was just a rogue operation in one riding, in Guelph of course, and tha... more »

The Phony Populist

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Yesterday, Don Gilmour published a must read piece in the* Toronto Star*. His target was the phony populist politician. Using Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Calgary mayor -- and Alberta premier -- Ralph Klein and former Washington Mayor Marion Barry as salient examples, Gilmour argued that, with populist politicians, image and substance are diametrically opposed: One of the ironies **of a populist politician is that he is often a triumph of image over truth, the very thing he was elected to counter. Before Ralph Klein was elected mayor of Calgary in 1980, he was a portly, rumpled tele... more »

The 234-bit gene that turns an ape into a man

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
You must have wondered why some of us are human while others are just apes. As I learned from an article that was sent to me by Peter F., all the difference may boil down to 117 base pairs on the 20th chromosome. Study: Single Gene, Plus Some "Junk" DNA Turned Ape Ancestors Into Modern Man (Daily Tech) Recall that all the information needed to create and run an organism is digitally stored in the DNA molecule, a sequence of base pairs. Each base pair is either AT or TA or CG or GG (the first and second letter correspond to the 1st strand and the 2nd strand of the double helix and th... more »

UKIP's Foster Care "Scandal"

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 7 hours ago
There's a stench in the air, the stench of opportunism. Rotherham Borough Council's decision to remove foster kids from a couple on the grounds they are UKIP members has caused something of a stir this morning. Farage has been dribbling his outrage over the airwaves, describing it as "typical of the bigotry you get from the Labour Party and Labour-controlled councils." Gove has now waded in and said there will be an investigation on top of one hastily announced by the Borough Council itself. You could be forgiven for thinking there's a by-election on. Let's get the established fac... more »

Vivid Pictures - Zero Point : Volume I - Messages From The Past

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 7 hours ago
"Zero Point: Volume I - Messages from the Past" is a full length independent documentary compilation from Vivid Pictures; featuring Graham Hancock, David Wilcock, Terrence McKenna and more. *The film focuses on a hidden episode in human history, unlocking the secrets of the Precession of the Equinoxes and its significance. Zero Point uncovers the messages expressed through ancient monuments worldwide, examines various maps, monuments and artifacts which seem to reveal great secrets about the nature of time, our past and our future.* The section dealing with THE METER, the modern u... more »

Division of Labor: Conquering the "Public"

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Anthony Cody, in his Living in Dialogue blog, has recently addressed the strategy common among "No Excuses" Reformers (NER) using a corporate playbook to render all that is public *private*: Cody identifies "division [as] the key weapon that reformers will be using in the years to come." Divide and conquer has never been more powerful and subtle than it is in the education reform debate, driven by Big Money (Bill Gate), faux-progressives (Michelle Rhee and Arne Duncan), and tepid political leadership (Barack Obama). To the strategies aimed at dividing workers against themselves, the... more »

Conrad Black: A National Policy for the 22nd century

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
He's right: Then, we must innovate in social policy. First, as I have written here before, a wealth tax to fight poverty, by which the taxpayers design and operate, like charities, methods for combating poverty. This would incentivize the wealthy and the financially most astute to reduce poverty, as the tax would decline as defined poverty declined. And let us abolish imprisonment for all non-violent offences except the briefest periods, the most egregious offenses, or the chronic recidivists. Instead of building more prisons, let us focus on community service and rehabilitation fo... more »

Oy that's my map

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
I noted that traffic to my site was down and its because this blog is no longer featuring in the top images for the Google search 'Gaza map'. Oddly the same map that I featured in this article last year still appears in the Google images search but instead of this blog, it links to this blog. To be fair Durruti's Flames is making a similar point to me regarding the map, but is that really the point? Here's the map in question... This map makes a similar visual point

Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk by Elizabeth Renter

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Riskby Elizabeth Renter Natural Society, 24 November 2012 *There have been several studies over the years that established a link between **aspartame** consumption and cancer risk. But, these studies were frequently criticized as being too small, only capturing a short period of time, and otherwise not living up to strict scientific standards. A new study, however, addresses these concerns and substantiates what the previous ones already said: that aspartame in diet soda can increase your risk of certain types of cancer, exp... more »

Jeremy Bown - "‘too emotive’ and ‘veering into opinion’"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
The Mail reports that: 'The BBC’s coverage of the Arab Spring has been heavily criticised – by the corporation’s bosses.Head of news Helen Boaden admitted that her journalists got carried away with events and produced ‘over-excited’ reports. She told a BBC Trust report that in Libya, where reporters were ‘embedded’ with rebels, they may have failed to explore both sides of the story properly. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen was among those criticised in the study into coverage of the uprisings, which found that ‘excitement’ did sometimes ‘infect’ the reporting, which some viewers... more »

3.0 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN TENNESSEE - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 3.0 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:03:13 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 06:03:13 AM at epicenter Location 35.922°N, 83.507°W Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) Region EASTERN TENNESSEE Distances 7 km (4 miles) NE of Sevierville, Tennessee

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:12:54 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 04:12:54 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.072°N, 92.120°W Depth 64.4 km (40.0 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 33 km (20 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala

Become a Laird, Lord or Lady in Scotland For Only $49.99!

Photo courtesy: Flickr/Moyan Brenn/CC BY 2.0 A land conservation group calling themselves Highland Titles has come up with a unique way to raise funds to conserve the dwindling highland forests and help conserve other Scottish ecosystems. Have you always wanted to indulge your inner Downton Abbey fantasy, but didn't have the landed property to do so? Are you seeking the perfect present for the poseur princess in your life? Have you grown tired of your mail-order ministership and dream of a new novelty title to behold? Look no further. To the potential dismay of Ladies and Lords ac... more »

Thai Protesters Confront US-backed Regime

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
As in Egypt, protesters come out as backlash against Western-fomented color revolutions unfolds. *November 24, 2012* (AltThaiNews) - No sooner did the long-announced protest start (full background here), then police acting under orders of the Yingluck Shinawatra "Peua Thai Party" (PTP) led government began firing teargas at protesters challenging police lines. *Image: (@pissanuk - Twitter) Taken today, November 24, 2012, near the protest site. Clashes with over-zealous police acting on government orders have already taken place before the rally fully began, with the government de... more »

Facebook's new privacy policy violates EU law

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Facebook’s new privacy policy violates EU law, raising concerns over the sharing of private data with affiliated business without user consent. US privacy experts expressed concern over how Facebook shares this data with advertisers. European Data Protection Commissioner Gary Davis has asked for Facebook to clarify its new changes to users’ privacy policy. As commissioner, Davis is responsible for ensuring that Facebook complies with EU and Irish law. "We will be seeking urgent further clarification from Facebook Ireland and if we consider that the proposed changes require a specifi... more »

Night clashes in Egypt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago

Middle East nuclear talks will not occur next month: U.S.

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Talks planned for next month on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East will not take place, the United States said on Friday, a development likely to anger Arab states but please Israel. The State Department announced that the mid-December conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction, or WMD, would not occur and did not make clear when, or whether, it would take place. Earlier this month, diplomats told Reuters that the talks were likely to be postponed, rather than canceled outright. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-nuclear-middleast-idUSBRE8AN0... more »

Clashes in Cairo after Mursi seizes new powers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Angry youths hurled rocks at security forces and burned a police truck as thousands gathered in central Cairo to protest at Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to grab sweeping new powers. Police fired tear gas near Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak at the height of the Arab Spring. Thousands demanded that Mursi should quit and accused him of launching a "coup". There were also violent protests in Alexandria, Port Said and Suez. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-egypt-president-idUSBRE8AM0DO20121124

Bishop Williamson's Blog. Dictatorship Imminent

NO ONE TO VOTE FOR at NO ONE TO VOTE FOR - 10 hours ago
. Number CCLXXX (280) *24 November 2012* ------------------------------ *DICTATORSHIP IMMINENT* A remarkable portrait of our contemporary world appeared two months ago on the Internet website, 321gold. The title is daunting: “Decline, Decay, Denial, Delusion and Despair”, but the content is surely true to life. Starting from a street scene to be found no doubt all over the eastern United States, the author concludes that within 15 years an Orwellian dictatorship will descend upon his country as the unwanted effect of wanted causes. But the USA is not typical of the whole world ? Th... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 08:59:47 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 05:59:47 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 35.555°N, 139.975°E Depth 65.7 km (40.8 miles) Region NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 10 km (6 miles) WNW of Ichihara, Japan

Welcome Galactics!

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 11 hours ago
After my iMac was ordered, a reader offered me an iMac that he had inherited from a friend. Its the smaller screen model, but same year of manufacture. I told him that I knew of a light worker that really needed a new computer and I would set it up for them if he shipped it to me to inspect, configure and forward to the person in need. Thought I'd share the love that was shown to me to someone else. When I unpackaged the box tonight I found this bumper sticker attached to the screen.... "WELCOME GALACTICS"..... My readers keeps me entertained and laughing! I am a l... more »

Gas Leak Blast Levels Massachusetts Strip Club

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
An explosion triggered by a gas leak flattened a strip club in Springfield, Massachusetts, injuring at least 18 people. The Scores Gentlemen's Club, exploded at about 5.25pm local time as a gas company was looking for a leak under the road, said Springfield Police Captain William Collins. The blast blew out all windows in a three-block radius, leaving three more buildings damaged beyond repair and prompting emergency workers to evacuate an apartment building that buckled. http://news.sky.com/story/1015801/gas-leak-blast-levels-massachusetts-strip-club

Obama Legitimizes Morsi’s Protection Racket

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/david-goldman/obama-legitimizes-morsis-protection-racket/#.UK4W8f3Lf2g.twitter

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 03:02:43 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 03:02:43 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 26.024°S, 178.868°W Depth 494.9 km (307.5 miles) Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS Distances 372 km (231 miles) NNW of Raoul Island, New Zealand

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 01:30:00 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:30:00 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.288°N, 141.714°E Depth 49.6 km (30.8 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 38 km (23 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 01:19:27 UTC Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:19:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 23.814°S, 67.863°W Depth 121.9 km (75.7 miles) Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Distances 105 km (65 miles) SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Couple Lose Foster Children For Being In UKIP

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A couple say three foster children were taken from them because of their membership of the UK Independence Party. The unnamed couple, from South Yorkshire, took on a baby girl, a boy and an older girl from an ethnic and troubled family background in September. Less than eight weeks into the placement they were visited by a Rotherham social worker and foster agency official who accused them of belonging to a party with "racist policies" which meant they were unsuitable to look after the children. The visit followed an anoymous tip-off about the couple's party membership. http://news... more »

SIR CYRIL THREATENED TO SUE 'AND WAS PROTECTED BY MI5'

Anon at aangirfan - 11 hours ago
*Child abuser Sir Cyril Smith (right) with his party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who was accused of trying to murder a male lover. Smith was acquainted with child abuser Sir Jimmy Savile.* In 1979, Sir Cyril Smith was accused by *Rochdale Alternative Press* of abusing boys at a children's home. Smith, who had freemason connections, announced that he was going to sue for libel. Lord Boothby, Prime Minister John Major and others successfully sued for libel when accused of sexual misbehaviour. LORD 'X' SUED, AND WON. People shut up and Smith was able to continue his political career. ht... more »

Foster parents 'stigmatised and slandered’ for being members of Ukip - Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9700001/Foster-parents-stigmatised-and-slandered-for-being-members-of-Ukip.html I wonder if Rotherham Council would take similar action against foster parents who were Islamists or communists?

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 11/23/12”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 11/23/12”* Gaza-Israel Fighting, Fiscal Cliff and Debt Ceiling to Infinity by Greg Hunter "A cease-fire was announced earlier this week in the Gaza-Israeli conflict. Fighting lasted longer than a week and claimed the lives of 140 Palestinians. Israel counted five dead and more than a dozen wounded. It is not the “durable outcome” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seeking, but at least the bloodshed stopped. The only question is how long will it be before the shooting starts again. This is a cease-fire, not a peace accord. There was significant destructi... more »

Musical Interlude: Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns

Sea Creatures

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Dale has provided us here with an overview of previous work on the sea creature phenomenon particularly as done by Paul Leblond. What I am comfortable with is that there are outright sea serpents out there with external gills on their heads. These have been seen up close and personal all over the world. I am unconvinced that we have pleiosaurs out there though. The argument that we are mistaking other creatures for this is well taken and nicely shown by some of this material. On the west coast, there were 300 individual reports of cadosaurus and one I read and posted ... more »

Heart Tissue Restoration Successful

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
The fact remains that they are already doing it. Heart tissue is been restored using stem cells in a location were it truly matters. Thus this will available far quicker than imagined. What has recently become apparent is that injection of stem cells made from one's own skin cells can be targeted to restore damaged tissue anywhere. There is obviously a lot more to it than that but it is still that simple. If we are lucky, a whole slew of ailments can be treated this way successfully. Of course, the holy grail here is the restoration of brain damage. Everything el... more »

Elixer of Life?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This is a truly odd story that has few precedents except as a plot device in fiction. The problem we face though is that such an elixir is and was actively sought in India and whatever brew he consumed is obviously impossible to reconstruct. Having said that I suspect that a speculation of mine regarding the likely active ingredient may have some traction simply because the apparent appearance of the reported elixir conforms to my expectation . The speculation itself was driven by a nineteenth century report of an individual who was observed going through biological rev... more »

Electron Vortex Microscope

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This is actually rather important. A electron beam vortex is produced but it is also been tightly managed allowing incredible precision. The real bottom line is that this precision and scale allows us to envisage the manipulation of single molecules themselves. This appears to be the tool able to do just that. Thus this work has now truly begun. *Electron Microscopes With a Twist* * by Staff Writers* * Vienna, Austria (SPX) Nov 07, 2012* * http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Electron_Microscopes_With_a_Twist_999.html * *Nowadays, electronmicroscopes are an essent... more »

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePrQFaB50w0

Climate propaganda in Australia

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Joanne Nova (see also Anthony Watts) made sure that my pressure didn't stay relatively low for too much time in the morning. Why? I have listened to a 16-minute long show on the ABC, the Australian public radio, called Attitudes to climate change (audio) We used to hear some remotely similar propaganda programs until 1989 – although not too many have been this hardcore in the 1980s, I would say (in particular, I don't remember a single radio program against Havel or dissidents etc. that would be this nasty) – but the public radio and TV simply can't produce programs that would be th... more »

Musical Interlude: David Gates, “Suite, Clouds & Rain”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
David Gates, “Suite, Clouds & Rain” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUwUKi9ouEc&feature=related

EXCLUSIVE! Calgary Centre and Stephen Harper’s Canada bashing fallout! Did I say exclusive?

david at Alberta Diary - 12 hours ago
Prime Minister Stephen Harper tells the rest of Canada to be afraid, very afraid. Actual Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: the real Mr. Harper, sort of; the “despised” Bill Phipps. In the wake of Sun News Network’s stale “exclusive” about Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s commentary on Alberta politicians two years ago, ... more »

VASILY

Anon at aangirfan - 12 hours ago
Vasily Makeyev, aged 13, was kept naked, filthy and starving in a darkened cowshed. He hugged a calf to keep warm in winter. He was heard howling at night. Almost blind and barely able to speak, he was reportedly thrown food scraps by his parents. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236953/Vasily-Makeyev-living-filthy-barn-cows-Russia-parents-refused-allow-house.html#ixzz2D4mvBbDs REJECTED BY HIS FAMILY BANGBANG ON JALAN SUDIRMAN

Sunday Classics preview: Enter the Toreador

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*By the time Don José arrives at Lillas Pastia's joint in Act II of Carmen, we have a new player. Enter the Toreador. (Above: Aris Agiris as Escamillo at Covent Garden, 2010.* *ESCAMILLO*: Let's go! On guard! Let's go! On guard! Ah! Toreador, on guard! Toreador! Toreador! And surely think, yes think while fighting that a dark eye is watching you, and that love awaits you! Toreador! Love awaits you! *ALL*: Toreador, on guard! Toreador! Toreador! And surely think, yes think while fighting that a dark eye is watching you, and that love awaits you! Toreador! Love awaits you! *The high-fly... more »

On Rice Contamination in Japan: Samples Dated Sep 29, 2011

Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Paddy-field contamination with 134Cs and 137Cs due to Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and soil-to-rice transfer coefficients Satoru Endo*, Tsuyoshi Kajimoto, Kiyoshi Shizuma Journal of environmental Radioactivity 116 (2013) 59e64 [Abstract] The transfer coefficient (TF) from soil to rice plants of 134Cs and 137Cs in the form of radioactive deposition from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident in March 2011 was investigated in three rice paddy fields in Minami-Soma City. Rice crops were planted in the following May and harvested at the end of ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“The universe is filled with galaxies. But to see them astronomers must look out beyond the stars of our galaxy, the Milky Way. For example, consider this colorful telescopic view of spiral galaxy NGC 6384, about 80 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus. At that distance, NGC 6384 spans an estimated 150,000 light-years, but this close-up of the galaxy's central region is about 70,000 light-years wide. *Click image for larger size. * The sharp image shows details in the distant galaxy's blue spiral arms and yellowish core. Still, the indivi... more »

Chet Raymo, “Is Consciousness Incomprehensible?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Is Consciousness Incomprehensible?” * by Chet Raymo "There are reasonable arguments for the incomprehensibility of human consciousness, and some of them were given here the other day in Comments. Let me offer arguments for the contrary. First, one very important feature of consciousness has already been comprehended. We can say with a high degree of confidence that there is no ghost in the machine, that consciousness is an emergent physio-chemical property of the material brain. Whether consciousness is deterministic or involves some measure of quantum uncertainty remains to b... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Homestead, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Robert Lanza, MD, "Does Death Exist? Life Is Forever, Says Theory"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"Does Death Exist? Life Is Forever, Says Theory" by Robert Lanza, MD "In the cartoon, Bugs Bunny swallows nitroglycerine and gunpowder, and springs back to life even when he gets flattened by a boulder. But it's not just Bugs. Experiments suggest that life can't be destroyed either. The 'many-worlds' interpretation of quantum physics states that there are an infinite number of universes (the 'multiverse'). Everything that can possibly happen occurs in some universe. Death doesn't exist in any real sense in these scenarios since all of them exist simultaneously regardless of what... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Madman"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"The Madman"* by Kahlil Gibran "It was in the garden of a madhouse that I met a youth with a face pale and lovely and full of wonder. And I sat beside him upon the bench, and I said, “Why are you here?” And he looked at me in astonishment, and he said, “It is an unseemly question, yet I will answer you. My father would make of me a reproduction of himself; so also would my uncle. My mother would have me the image of her seafaring husband as the perfect example for me to follow. My brother thinks I should be like him, a fine athlete. And my teachers also, the doctor of phil... more »

"Why Are You Waiting?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?" ~ Stephen Levine

"Fully Committed to Now: Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Fully Committed to Now: Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Often we want to be shown the big picture but it is not always in our best interest as we can easily become overwhelmed. Sometimes, we may find ourselves wishing we knew what our lives are going to look like or what gifts and challenges are going to be presented to us in the coming months or years. We may want to know if the relationship we’re in now will go the distance or if our goals will be realized. Perhaps we feel like we need help making a decision and we want to know which cho... more »

Interesting Video: Alex Jones Says Iran Wants To Wipe Israel Off The Map!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
I have always been under attack by those people in the so called "truth movement" for my attacks on the so called "head honcho" of the entire fraudulent "truth movement", Mr. Alex Jones himself. I have not backed down at all from my assertions over the years that this man, who has a very large following, is nothing more than pure disinformation and has the only purpose of leading people down the wrong path and away from the REAL criminals that are out for our enslavement. Just today, I was alerted to a new video, via Youtube, that shows again exactly WHY Alex Jones absolutely can ... more »

AIM West Red N' Blues Concert Nov. 23, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
Govinda at Earthcycles has some of the videos posted from this week's AIM West Coast Conference, and is working on more. Scroll down the livestream page to see the videos http://www.livestream.com/aimwest?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

Paul Krugman warns not to "shrug off" Marco Rubio's "awkward moment" -- it's "symptomatic of a much broader problem"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
*Above: David Sipress's offering today in his week of New Yorker Daily Cartoon-ing. Says Paul Krugman, the attitude reflected in Marco Rubio's **GQ whiff on the age of the planet -- the Right's willingness, even eagerness, to simply deny inconvenient evidence -- has implications far beyond biology, including economics.* *"On economics, as in hard science, modern conservatives don't want to hear anything challenging their preconceptions -- and they don't want anyone else to hear about it, either. "So don't shrug off Mr. Rubio's awkward moment. His inability to deal with geological ... more »

El bosque encantado - Los colores del otoño

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 19 hours ago
[image: Bosque en Otoño] *Nota:* Haga usted click aquí para ver más *imágenes de bosques* Por favor visite nuestra página oficial: www.fotofrontera.com

Language a factor in determining best interests of the child

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 19 hours ago
Perron v. Perron, 2012 ONCA 811 holds: [44] In a linguistic minority environment, homogeneous French-language schools are generally preferable to French immersion programs for ensuring that both languages, namely French and English, are maintained at the highest level. In a region with a large English-speaking majority, homogeneous instruction in French does not result in losing the language and culture of the linguistic majority. This does not therefore imply a choice of preferring the culture and language of the minority over those of the majority. In a minority setting, hom... more »

Another kitten

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 19 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago

“On Relationships In Your Political Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours 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...
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