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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, November 25, 2012

25 November - Blogs I'm Following

A spectacular sunset in Bangkok, showing the s...
A spectacular sunset in Bangkok, showing the skytrain and modern skyline down Thanon Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, taken from the corner of Thanon Silom, with the Empire Tower and the Chong Nonsi BTS Station at the left side. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A traffic jam in Bangkok
A traffic jam in Bangkok (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Saturday, March 20, 2010. The day of ...
English: Saturday, March 20, 2010. The day of the red shirt march through Bangkok was held in a festive mood. The impact on traffic seemed minimal as many Bangkokians apparently stayed home. The Bangkok Metropolitan police estimates that 65,000 protesters joined the rally through the city. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Saturday, March 20, 2010. The day of ...
English: Saturday, March 20, 2010. The day of the red shirt march through Bangkok was held in a festive mood. The impact on traffic seemed minimal as many Bangkokians apparently stayed home. The Bangkok Metropolitan police estimates that 65,000 protesters joined the rally through the city. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
3:26 am MST

Portugal & Poland 'Cannot Afford' Eurovision and Have Pulled Out

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 25 minutes ago
The Eurovision song contest appears to have become the latest victim of the economic crisis with the news that two countries have been forced to pull out of next year’s event - because they cannot afford to enter. Poland and Portugal will not take part in the competition in Malmo in Sweden next May. Portugal, which was given a £63bn bailout by Brussels last year, has only missed the annual event three times in the last 48 years. http://news.sky.com/story/1016170/portugal-and-poland-cannot-afford-eurovision

Truth Hurts, Doesn’t It, Jon? | Israellycool

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 50 minutes ago
http://www.israellycool.com/2012/11/25/truth-hurts-doesnt-it-jon BBC's Jon Donnison again

Elder of Ziyon: Follow-up on Omar Mishrawi's death and the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 56 minutes ago

Overpass collapse kills 11 in Bangladesh; protests erupt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
At least 11 people were killed and scores others injured when an under-construction overpass collapsed in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Sunday. "We've recovered 11 bodies so far, and the death toll may rise further as the rescuers are yet to remove the rubble of the girders of the flyover, which collapsed Saturday night," said Mirazuddin Ahmed, deputy commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police. Police said about 20 people remained trapped after three concrete beams of the overpass -- each 42 meters long -- collapsed in Bangladesh's second-largest city. http://edition.cn... more » 

( Interesting that colour is a basic of the protest - given NATO's use of the technique in subversion ) 

Thai police uses tear gas on protesters

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The leader of a Thai anti-government party called off a rally Saturday after police used tear gas to disperse more than 50,000 people who showed up in Bangkok to take part, the state-run Thai news agency reported. Gen. Boonlert Kaewprasit also said he will not head any anti-government rally in the future and will not enter politics, the MCOT news agency said. Boonlert said he called off Saturday's rally by the Pitak Siam group to save protesters' lives. Just before the rally was to begin Saturday morning at Bangkok's Royal Plaza, MCOT said, police used tear gas to disperse the crow... more »

Turkey expects NATO Patriot missile decision within week

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Turkey expects NATO to make a decision about deploying surface-to-air Patriot missiles along its southern border with Syria within the next week, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on Saturday. Turkey asked NATO for the Patriot system, designed to intercept aircraft or missiles, on Wednesday after weeks of talks about how to shore up security on its 900-km (560-mile) border as the conflict in Syria deepens. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-syria-crisis-turkey-nato-idUSBRE8AN08D20121124

Egypt Judges Condemn President's 'Attack'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour 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 the 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-preside... more »

Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills at least 112 People

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
At least 112 people have been killed in a fire which tore through a clothes factory in Bangladesh, an official has said. The blaze broke out in the seven-storey building operated by Tazreen Fashions on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, late on Saturday. By this morning, firefighters had recovered 100 bodies, fire department operations director Mohammad Mahbub said. Mr Mahbub said another 12 people, who had suffered injuries after jumping from the building to escape the fire, later died at several hospitals. http://news.sky.com/story/1016125/more-than-100-die-in-bangladesh-factor... more »

Seven Robbers Shot Dead By S Africa Police

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
An elite South African police unit has shot dead seven men who tried to rob a cash depot in Johannesburg. Nine others were injured and under police guard in hospital, a spokesman for the unit said. Police also confiscated 11 vehicles and four firearms. http://news.sky.com/story/1016121/seven-robbers-shot-dead-by-s-africa-police

Catalonia Holds Vote That Could Reshape Spain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Spain's wealthy region of Catalonia votes today in an election that could determine whether it eventually breaks away from the rest of the country. The region must choose a new assembly, after a campaign dominated by the issue of independence from Spain and financial woes. Opinion polls show that most voters will cast ballots for pro-independence parties, with Catalan President Artur Mas expected to win re-election. http://news.sky.com/story/1016081/catalonia-holds-vote-that-could-reshape-spain

Wild Weather: Falling Tree Kills Woman

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A woman has been killed by a falling tree in Exeter, Devon, after authorities warned of "serious threats to life and property" from flooding in the South West. The 21-year-old woman was trapped by the fallen tree about 11:50pm on Saturday night near the junction of Western Way and Barnfield Road in Exeter. Police said the tree fell across a wall and on to the roadway, injuring the woman and two men. The men were treated at the scene, while the woman was taken to hospital, where she later died. http://news.sky.com/story/1016089/wild-weather-falling-tree-kills-woman

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 25th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 07:14:53 UTC Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 03:14:53 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.720°N, 126.626°E Depth 57.3 km (35.6 miles) Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES Distances 86 km (53 miles) SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE - 25th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 05:18:32 UTC Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 02:18:32 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 32.720°S, 71.690°W Depth 21 km (13.0 miles) Region OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE Distances 35 km (21 miles) N of Valparaiso, Chile

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake HAWAII REGION, HAWAII - 25th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 03:59:46 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 05:59:46 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.952°N, 155.192°W Depth 16.9 km (10.5 miles) Region HAWAII REGION, HAWAII Distances 41 km (26 miles) SE (133°) from Pahala, HI

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake HALMAHERA, INDONESIA - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 22:13:35 UTC Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 07:13:35 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 2.449°N, 128.425°E Depth 199.6 km (124.0 miles) Region HALMAHERA, INDONESIA Distances 92 km (57 miles) NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia

dreams - centring the spiral - free planet

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 1 hour ago
this post is a weird amalgamation of subjects I usually keep separate; dreams and free planet. Dreams: is a category of post that deals only with the dreams I share with the readers of Free Planet. Free Planet: is the category of post that deals with my conscious formulations of what life deserves to be like i.e. free from prisons, free from profit, free from slavery. And this morning, at about 5 a.m. as my eyesight flashed and fluttered, I lay on my back from the rather vivid dream I'd just had about THE CENTRED SPIRAL being a tube through which mankind must pass. You see this ri... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Continuity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Continuity” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DgKDCpUGm8&feature=relmfu

First Nation Terrance Nelson 'Israel will lose US support'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
*Israel will lose US support* November 24th 2012 *By Terrance Nelson* *Roseau River Ojibway, Manitoba* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com I watched tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers parading in Tikrit in 1998. Back then, the Iraqi knew little of the strength of the United States military. I had watched huge 8 engine nuclear equipped planes taking off at Grand Forks, North Dakota air force base. I knew what the Iraqi would face. I was in Iraq to document the United Nations economic sanctions. On my recent trip to Tehran, I saw things that United States and Israel ... more »

Updates as we approach the 50th anniversary of the JFK case

Real History Lisa at Real History Blog - 3 hours ago
Long time no see! I've been busy with other projects, but wanted to give you all a heads up on some developments in advance of next year's 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Jefferson Morley, former Washington Post journalist and the author of several books, has started a blog at www.jfkfacts.org, where he discusses and debunks garbage information about Kennedy and links to factual


Anon at aangirfan - 3 hours ago
Justin Welby, who is to be the head of the Anglican Church, is the son of a German Jew called Bernard Weiler *Justin Welby: Secret life of my father* Allegedly, all the top people have to be Jewish these days. The Sunday Telegraph has discovered that Justin Welby's father "disguised his real name and German-Jewish roots." *Welby's father made his money in the USA, with the help of the Mafia.* Bishop Welby said of his father: "He would tell me how he ran alcohol with his 'Italian friends'" Welby's father had an affair with John F Kennedy's sister. Welby's mother, Jane Portal, was... more »

Sheikh Shell on CNN

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
From Thierry Meyssan's *"The many faces of Sheikh Ahmad Moaz Al-Khatib"*: "Completely unkown to the international public only a week ago, Sheikh Moaz al-Khatib has been catapulted to the presidency of the Syrian National Coalition, which represents pro-Western opposition in the Damascus government. Portrayed by an intense public relations campaign as a highly moral personality with no partisan or economic attachments, he is in truth a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and an executive of the Shell oil company." Sheikh Shell on CNN

Paul Langley on the Disposition of the Coriums

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago


Anon at aangirfan - 4 hours ago
*Violet Asquith* Violet Asquith was the daughter of the UK Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. Violet 'jumped off a cliff after being ditched'. The person who had ditched Violet was the 'boy-loving' Winston Churchill. *Asquith, the man who led Britain into World War I,* Churchill liked boys? "In the fifty-six years of their married life Winston and Clementine Churchill were often apart... "He was backward with the opposite sex... Winston (was) awkward with women "Readers are bound to be struck by the fact that Winston and Clemmie took so many holidays apart..." http://www.winstonc... more »


In an article in *National Review Online*, the neoconservative Zionist propagandist Charles Krauthammer gave his summation of what he thought the recent confrontation between Hamas and Israel was all about. The Hasbara (propaganda) he uses is unusually very unsophisticated from a commentator who is held in so high esteem by his fellow neocons and Zionists, but is hardly surprising considering how desperate they have become after their failure to realise their war aims and the subsequent rise in stature of Hamas as an entity representing all Palestinians and not just those in the Gaz... more »

The Real News: Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
YouTube video description [Channel - The Real News]: Michael Hudson: Fiscal cliff was manufactured to shift more of the burden of the crisis onto ordinary people. George Carlin: they're coming for your Social Security

Will the Village foreign-policy capos ever figure out that we have hardly any tools to affect developments in the Muslim world?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*This is Ahmed al-Zind, head of Egypt's Judges' Club, which has called for a strike to protest President Mursi's claims of superjudicial authority, at a meeting of the club in Cairo on November 12.* *by Ken* Two current reports from the heart of the Arab world: one from Reuters about the latest development in Egypt in response to the surprising ascendancy of new President Mohammed Mursi, who mere months ago was presumed to be a mere figurehead serving under the thumb of the Egyptian military; and one from one of those infernal Village foreign-policy "experts" who keep trying to pr... more »

Carol Wainio and a couple more Wente-isms: Nothing to see here

Orwell's Bastard at Orwell's Bastard - 7 hours ago
Here and here. Second one even picks apart the correction, or clarification, or whatever the fudging mechanism the Globe's using is called. Uh-huh. Well, I guess if the Sun's betting its saleability on Sue Ann Levy, we shouldn't be that surprised if the corporate meat puppets on Front Street are having similar thoughts. *Related posts:* - Wente, the Gelber, and the Globe: more quality control from Carol Wainio - Media culpa: The Globe and Mail: Driving home a point about plagiarism - Carol Wainio rips Terence Corcoran and Margaret Wente a new one

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own Milky Way. Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core and sweeping blue spiral arms, streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions. *Click image for larger size.* This deep exposure also reveals an enormous but dim arc extending far into the halo above... more »

Rollo May, "The Courage To Create"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Courage To Create"* by Rollo May "We are living at a time when one age is dying and the new age is not yet born. We cannot doubt this as we look about us to see the radical changes in sexual mores, in marriage styles, in family structures, in education, in religion, technology, and almost every other aspect of modern life. And behind it all is the threat of the atom bomb, which recedes into the distance but never disappears. To live with sensitivity in this age of limbo indeed requires courage. A choice confronts us. Shall we, as we feel our foundations shaking, withdraw ... more »

Rollo May, "The Courage To Create"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* "The Courage To Create"* by Rollo May "We are living at a time when one age is dying and the new age is not yet born. We cannot doubt this as we look about us to see the radical changes in sexual mores, in marriage styles, in family structures, in education, in religion, technology, and almost every other aspect of modern life. And behind it all is the threat of the atom bomb, which recedes into the distance but never disappears. To live with sensitivity in this age of limbo indeed requires courage. A choice confronts us. Shall we, as we feel our foundations sha... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Burke, Virginia, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "Why Not?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Why Not?"* by Chet Raymo "A few days ago reader Liz asked: "If we are all one and made out of the same material- then the things that we make are made out of the same material. But they are not animate. Why not?" At first glance, this might seem like a naive question, one that we all know the answer to. On reflection, it turns out to be terribly profound. Or should I have said, "wonderfully profound"? Yes, everything, animate and inanimate, is made of the same stuff - the 92 naturally-occurring elements - but all of the animate things we know about are made mainly of carbon ... more »

Nuclear Industry Profits Down in Japan

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
Hitachi shifts focus of nuclear business overseas by Tomoya Fujita Asahi Shimbun http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201210270048 *[Excerpted] *Hitachi Ltd. is set to acquire Britain's Horizon Nuclear Power, underscoring the company's shift of focus to the nuclear plant sector overseas.... Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s nuclear sector recorded a 60-billion yen drop in revenues in the fiscal year that ended in March. The sector had revenues of 310 billion yen in the previous fiscal year, and company officials expect revenues to fall a further 40 billion yen in ... more »

Mandos a Maiden?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
Our Námo Mandos blogs Elsewhere. Fun.

What is an "included" offence?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
An "included" offence is part of the main offence. The main offence must contain the essential elements of the offence said to be included. The included offence must be a "lesser" offence than the main offence. In other words, a lesser and included offence is part of an offence that is charged, and it must necessarily include some elements of the main offence but be lacking in some of the essentials without which the main offence would be incomplete (see *Fergusson v. The Queen*, (1961) 132 CCC 112, 114.) There are four ways in which an offence may be included in another offenc... more »

NASA's ingenious moon simulator that helped prepare Apollo astronauts to land where no one had gone before

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
Daily Mail James Nye How do you prepare to land a space craft on the surface of a moon that no one has ever gone to before? One answer to that question lay in the development of NASA's Lunar Orbit and Let-Down Approach Simulator (LOLA), which at the time set back the space agency $2 million. The high-tech simulator was designed to represent the view an Apollo astronaut would see if they were looking at the lunar surface just prior to establishing orbit of the moon. [image: Project LOLA or the Lunar Orbit and Landing Approach was a simulator built at Langley Research Center to st... more »

Would The Death Penalty Be Effective In Cases of Corporate Pollution?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The first in my family to go to college, I got through a state university on scholarships, student loans, and selling pot. The very first scholarship I ever won was a NYC essay contest sponsored by the UN. I came in second. The question was whether or not the death penalty should be abolished. The winner wrote it should be; I wrote it shouldn't. I was only 15 at the time but, unlike every friend I have, I still believe in the death penalty. The difference now is that I recognize it isn't fairly applied and innocent ppeople are killed... so it can't be used. I just voted to abolish... more »

Russia sends ships to Gaza coast in preparation for violence escalation

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago

Building a better Black Friday

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 10 hours ago
I've never ventured into the fray on a Black Friday but my inner sociologist is compelled to watch, in fascinated horror, as the annual fail of civil society unfolds in news reports. This seems to have been a better year than any in recent history. As far as I've seen, no one got trampled and no one died at the hands of deranged shoppers. Which is not to say there weren't some inevitable incidents of Black Friday rage. Actually found the fact that a guy in Texas wasn't charged with a crime for pulling a gun on a line jumper because it wasn't against the law more disturbing than the... more »

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Fukushima Disaster Update

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I feel that I have been negligent for not covering the still ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan for some time now. But seriously, there has been almost NO news reports coming out of Japan at all about this horrific disaster that is definitely not over by a long shot. It is also a fact that the failed reactor cores are still spewing out deadly radiation into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean right now, and that radiation is still falling all over the world in the form of radioactive fallout! I came across a great article from the website: Simply Info, at www.simplyin... more »

ALEC - The Extremely Secretive US "Shadow Government"

2old2care at Because I Can - 10 hours ago
It’s important to remember that ALEC has acted as a shadow government in the United States for almost 40 years. Last year when Common Cause filed their IRS complaint against ALEC, they were generous enough to share some of the documents – which included two years worth of task force 35-day mailings that included the names of ALEC task force corporate and legislative members. Last July when ALEC was holding their annual conference in Salt Lake City – Utah ALEC members came to the defense of the secretiveness of ALEC in the press conference. "I don’t think we have anything to hide... more »

Slugging It Out, Inside Obama’s Mind

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
Click here to read my column in Sunday's *NY Times*.

End The Fed Arkansas Rally (Live Stream)

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 11 hours ago
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Refocusing LAUSD on reading and learning instead of testing

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
First published on Robert D. Skeels for School Board on November 24, 2012. ------------------------------ *It's difficult to explain exactly what being poor is all about, or why access to books and ideas might be as important as a free breakfast. — Walter Dean Myers* [image: The Power of Reading by Stephen Krashen]*Hope Is an Open Book*, an op-ed piece by author Walter Dean Myers, was tweeted this morning by educator Susan Ohanian. While written in 2005, Myers' message about access to books is profound and even more urgent today with canned corporate education solutions that narr... more »

Severe Flood Warning Issued For Cornwall

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The Environment Agency has issued a severe flood warning, which means there is a potential threat to life, for the River Pol in Polperro, Cornwall. The agency recorded the level of the river to be 0.4m just after 9pm. The typical river level range for the location where the measurement was taken is between 0.00 metres and 0.25 metres. The river reached a level of 0.83m in November 2009. Flooding at the River is now "significant and serious," the agency said. http://news.sky.com/story/1015810/severe-flood-warning-issued-for-cornwall

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 21:04:18 UTC Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:04:18 PM at epicenter Location 36.515°N, 27.908°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE Distances 30 km (19 miles) WNW (288°) from Rodhos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Walking a Mile in Obama's $hoes

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 12 hours ago
It is becoming more apparent that holding the office of POTUS is not necessarily a position of authority or power. I have, for a long time believed the president of this country was only a figurehead, but the last ten years has confirmed it beyond a doubt. That Duhbya was elected...twice!?... seemed impossible to any of us who embraced peace and justice, but the situation with Obama has, to me, proven to be just as outrageous as the Neoconservative takeover of the White House. As far as the World situation...I can only compare it to the good vs evil fantasies from the old Superma... more »

Steve Israel Insists He's Not A Dismal Failure And That He Did Just As Well As The DSCC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Patty Murray won big; Steve Israel was a complete disaster The biggest turkey pardoned this season was Steve Israel and it was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Caucus who pardoned him. I don't have many friends left at the DCCC but yesterday, after my post about Steve Israel's gross incompetence as chairman, one of them called me to give *their* side of the story. I wasn't sure if he was joking at first but eventually I figured out that this is the official DCCC Beltway talking points to explain Israel's colossal failure to even come close to winning back the House. Short versi... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

Psychology: "Combating Emotional Vampires"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Combating Emotional Vampires"* by Dr. Judith Orloff "Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the emotional vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our energy. To protect your sensitivity, it's imperative to name and combat these emotional vampires. They're everywhere: coworkers, neighbors, family, and friends. In Energy Psychiatry I've treate... more »

"Is Virtual Collective Consciousness the Future?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Is Virtual Collective Consciousness the Future?"* by Yousri Marzouki "Britlin Losee was a breakthrough for Whitacre's musical creative mind, not only through her dazzling admiration to the artist but most important through her deeply intimate and spontaneous endeavor. Her sensational YouTube video message is a load of emotional cues. This young girl inspired what is now referred to as Eric Whitacre's virtual choir. The hundreds of vocalists who responded to Whitacre's online appeal had to follow his "silent" directing gestures and provide their own tinge to the performance. Th... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 24th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 20:28:49 UTC Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 04:28:49 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.461°N, 123.494°E Depth 600.3 km (373.0 miles) Region MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES Distances 60 km (37 miles) W of Bantogon, Philippines

The Economy: “Ten Numbers the Rich Would Like Fudged”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Ten Numbers the Rich Would Like Fudged”* by Paul Buchheit *"1. Only THREE PERCENT of the very rich are entrepreneurs.* According to both Marketwatch and economist Edward Wolff, over 90 percent of the assets owned by millionaires are held in a combination of low-risk investments (bonds and cash), personal business accounts, the stock market, and real estate. Only 3.6 percent of taxpayers in the top .1% were classified as entrepreneurs based on 2004 tax returns. A 2009 Kauffman Foundation study found that the great majority of entrepreneurs come from middle-class backgrounds, wi... more »

A country without care jumps at the chance to see the doctor

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours ago
RAW VIDEO: Downtown Springfield gas explosion

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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, tonight. 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. ... more »

Palestine Defended on the BBC (a rare moment)

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
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What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours ago

Duncan - US Congress - $3,000 ALEC DUES

2old2care at Because I Can - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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! - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 hours ago
*Click link to watch preview*: http://www.russellmeansfreedom.com/2012/preview-of-russell-means-documentary/ *Russell Means: "I think its important to struggle to find out who you are. By any means necessary."* 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... more »

Hungry For Another Post About Bahrain?

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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) - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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... more »

Egypt Judges Condemn President's 'Attack'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 19 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 - 19 hours ago
What a bizzare sign!

Would You?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 19 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 »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 20 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! - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 21 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 GC (the first and second letter correspond to the 1st strand and the 2nd strand of the double helix and ... more »
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