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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.

Monday, November 26, 2012

26 November - Blogs I'm Following II

10:24 pm MST

Conservatives' War Against Women Started A Long Time Ago

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 25 minutes ago
Last night we saw how the GOP seems to have learned not a thing from the drubbing women voters gave them in the election earlier this month. But misogyny is a worldwide problem, a very old habit of conservatives and one that will take a very long time to break. Their War Against Women has helped define what conservatives are, going back a very long way in man's history. Last week we saw the uproar in the Church of England when the Church's Synod decided-- against the wishes of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, retiring Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and the nex... more »

Truth Militia Radio with John Friend

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 56 minutes ago
I just finished the *sixth edition of Truth Militia Radio with John Friend*. My guest was Thomas Goodrich, author of *Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947*. We discussed the systematic (Jew-controlled) Allied annihilation of Germany, including the joint British and American fire-bombing campaign of German cities and industrial centers, the targeting of German civilian ships evacuating German refugees from Eastern Europe, the mass rape, torture, and murder of German men, women, and children, and the role of Jewish propagandists in instigating the war and inciting hatre... more »

Wet'suwet'en Day of Action against Oil and Gas Pipelines Nov. 27, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
*National and International Actions Against Oil and Gas Pipelines*26Nov ** *NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS AGAINST OIL AND GAS PIPELINES* *By Unis'tot'en Camp* Actions are taking place across Canada and internationally on Tuesday November 27 in support of the Unis’tot’en, who grabbed national headlines when they evicted shale gas pipeline surveyors from their territories in the interior of BC last week. The Unis’tot’en have made it clear that no proposed pipelines will proceed in Unist’ot’en territories and that corporations, investors, and governments have no jurisdiction to ap... more »

Owen Jones BBC Question Time (Gaza)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Owen Jones:* When I pointed out that it was Israel that had broken the ceasefire, and asked which people would tolerate decades of occupation, siege and illegal settlements, it was hugely appreciated by the audience – simply because it was a widespread view that no mainstream politician had attempted to articulate. Finally, a voice of truth on BBC.

Hopi Message 2012 'World Waters at Risk' Prophecy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Shungopavi Hopi website: http://www.traditionalhopi.org For the first time in history the Traditional Hopi Elders from the Village of Shungopavi (the Mother Village) are stepping forward to speak to the public. They have a warning for the world. They say they have been told this time would come when the water would be taken from them. If this happens it will have an effect on the whole world as they are the microcosm of the world, of the universe. Sign our Avaaz Petition here: http://tinyurl.com/hopiwater Now is the time that the True Hopi have been waiting for. It is in this lif... more »

Justice Chisvin given reprimand - now that's over let's all get back to work

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
An Ontario judge who set 10 criminal defendants free during a fit of pique was officially reprimanded Monday by the Ontario Judicial Council. The council said it had decided to go relatively lightly on Judge Howard Chisvin of the Ontario Court because he quickly recognized the gravity of his error and had done everything he could to make amends for it. http://t.co/Vdtw7WG8

Gila River Indian Community: Benefit Show to Stop Mountain Loop 202

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER TO STOP THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN LOOP 202 ** Benefit Show, Dec. 1, 2012 *Relay Run and Walk, Dec. 8-9, 2012* *By Andrew Pedro* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. -- Since 1983, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has threatened the health, environmental quality and culture of the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) by attempting to build the Loop 202 South Mountain freeway extension on or near tribal land. For over 12 years, GRIC has continuously voiced its opposition to the Loop 202 extension. In Februa... more »

Guns and college

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 3 hours ago
Much head-scratching going on in certain quarters down south over this one, I'm sure. via LGM. Since the University of Colorado's Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses began segregating dorms for students with valid concealed-carry permits this year, not a single student has asked to live where guns are allowed. On Aug. 16, CU announced that both campuses would establish a residential area

Robert Jay Lifton Interviewed by Steve Hassan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Robert Jay Lifton (born May 16, 1926) is an American psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence and for his theory of thought reform. He was an early proponent of the techniques of psychohistory. *Wikipedia:* Steven Alan Hassan (born 1954) is a licensed mental health counselor and a Cult Expert. In 1978 Hassan was one of the first people to develop and do exit counseling, and is the author of three books on the subject of undue influence and destructive cults, and what he describes as ... more »

First Nation and Metis denied justice fighting Shell's Jackpine Mine

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
*First Nation and Metis groups denied effective access to justice* by Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com *November 26, 2012 * *Fort McMurray, Alberta* – Today the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) received a decision from the Alberta Court of appeal dismissing their application for leave to appeal a decision of the Joint Review Panel to not review the adequacy of Crown consultation before deciding whether to approve Shell’s Jackpine Mine expansion project. The First Nation is extremely disappointed and is currently reviewing their... more »

ALEC Summit - Green Products Imperil Health

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
*Washington DC* * * *Inside the ALEC Summit this week* *YOUR legislator will hear this.* Three Scholars to Appear at ALEC Conference On November 26, 2012, by Nicole Ciandella SCHOLARS? - Depends on who you talk to WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 26, 2012 – Three experts from the Competitive Enterprise Institute will participate Wednesday in the States & Nation Policy Summit. EXPERTS? - Depends on who you talk to *Greg Conko,* executive director of CEI, will present on biotech food labeling. He will make the case biotech foods are at least as safe – and often safer than – convention... more »

The church seems to be going out of its way to hide its real treasure" (E. J. Dionne Jr.)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Thanksgiving dinner at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Belle Harbor, in New York's ravaged Rockaways* *"The fallout [from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' recent meeting in Baltimore]: disarray in the Bishops' Conference. This is actually good news. One person’s disarray is another’s openness. There is now new space for debate and a rethinking of the church’s tilt rightward over the past several years. . . . "Politics divides Catholics. The works of mercy bring us together and also show the world what the power of faith can achieve."* *-- E. J. Dionne Jr., in his WaPo column... more »

Big Mountain Survival Camp Summer School 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
*Dineh Nation Big Mountain Survival Camp Summer School* *By Bahe (Kat) Keediniihii* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo by Big Mountain Survival School *Yaa'at'eeh Aa'ahnol't'so'h (Good Greetings Everyone),* On October 6 & 7th of 2012, many Dineh grandparents and parents gathered with their kids to celebrate the Sovereign Dineh Nation (SDN) Big Mountain Survival Camp Summer School, which was held for its last year in 1992. Long time supporter for the Big Mountain traditional elder resisters, Martha Bourke with much support and contribution, organized this commemora... more »

CNN: Every Single Adult in America Went Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago

Winding Down in Afghanistan?

Vikash Yadav at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
US “combat operations” in Afghanistan are officially scheduled to wind down in 2014. And media attention is now turning toward speculating (i.e. relaying contending institutional preferences between the White House and the Pentagon) on the level of US troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014. Current estimates, in case you still care, are that US troop levels Continue reading

"I'll Be Back"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
OK folks, I'm going offline and away for a few days but like he says, I'll be back. Meanwhile there are 21,124 posts here for your perusal and consideration. Commenting is disabled to deter those pesky live-link comment spammers. As always, please be kind to each other, we really are all we have. See you soon! - CP

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi: Critics Are Woodworms

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*The Battle For Egypt Is On: The Great, Unconquerable, And Magnificent Mohammed Morsi VS. The Woodworms.* An excerpt from Nervana Mahmoud's article, *"Morsi’s Power Grab Should Be No Surprise"*: Following his recent edict granting himself unprecedented powers, President Mohammed Morsi addressed his supporters in front of the presidential palace — the place originally chosen by Mubarak to serve as the formal presidential building — *declaring that he would “cure Egypt from the woodworms.”* This particular remark sums up his attitude toward the current crisis: the president and hi... more »

“Fracking Amazing” [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*This afternoon the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment releases her report on fracking in New Zealand, to the certain howling and wailing of all the usual suspects [UPDATE: Fracking is safe, says ParlCommish], so I figured it was time for a re-post...* Councils around the country have been declaring themselves “Frack Free Zones.” What the hell? The declarations by councils from Hawkes Bay, Waimakariri, Kaikoura, Selwyn and Christchurch (don’t they have more important things to do in Christchurch?)—now joined by one from Dunedin—comes ahead of a report on fracking by... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. *Click image for larger size. * This sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in the galax... more »

Conflict of interest, Mayor Stupid, and the Globe's stunning incoherence

Orwell's Bastard at Orwell's Bastard - 4 hours ago
There was a short-lived meme on Twitter recently, riffing on the Teutonic gift for coining words that have no exact English equivalent, but nevertheless capture meanings beautifully. "Schadenfreude" is one of the best examples. (I'm trying not to indulge at the moment.) So I'm left wondering whether there's a German expression for times when reprehensible people appear to do the right thing, albeit for questionable reasons and in contexts which make the rightness of their actions suspect. As we all know by now, Judge Charles Hackland, ruling in the conflict of interest proceeding... more »

Satire: “Please Stop Talking About the Fiscal Cliff”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Please Stop Talking About the Fiscal Cliff”* by Andy Borowitz TOLEDO (The Borowitz Report)— “An Ohio man’s fascination with the so-called “fiscal cliff”—and his steadfast refusal to talk about anything else—has alienated everyone close to him, former friends of the man say. Harland Dorrinson, a forty-one-year-old carpet-tile salesman and self-described “fiscal-cliff nut” has turned himself into a pariah with his inexplicable interest in the most tedious conversation topic ever. “We were all like, ‘Harland, every time you talk about this, people start to lose consciousness,’” s... more »

#5 - Murkowski - No Attachment to Grovers Pledge

2old2care at Because I Can - 4 hours ago
*Announced on ABC news about an hour ago:* *Violators Reach Out, Touch Base* - Sen. Bob Corker told Charlie Rose he's not bound by the pledge. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Independent Republican from Alaska, has not been outspoken on the pledge, but an aide said she does not feel any attachment to the pledge. She believes everything must be on the table, as long as Democrats are coming to the table to discuss entitlement reform. Chambliss Graham King Corker Murkowski Poor old poopy head Grover Norquist. His sky is falling, his sky is falling.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Daily Aspirin: Can it Make You Go Blind?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Daily Aspirin: Can it Make You Go Blind?”* by Nick Tate “Aspirin has been touted as a wonder drug, with many studies showing a daily dose can lower the risks of heart disease and cancer. But new research suggests aspirin’s risks may outweigh its benefits for some seniors by posing a threat to their vision. A major European study found that daily aspirin among older people doubles the risk of an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a debilitating eye disease that is a leading cause of blindness. The link was strongest for the so-called "wet" form of AMD, and... more »

Heartland wants me to AGREE with THEM! Really!

2old2care at Because I Can - 4 hours ago
Really - I can't make this stuff up. This weekend I posted a little history for the WaPo storyabout ALEC and Heartland teaming together to destroy renewable energy projects in the states. If you Google the first line of the WaPo story "The Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank skeptical of climate change" You get 1,090 hits in 0.20 seconds. In addition to that you have a bundle, huge bundle, of hits that reference the story without quoting the first line. We all know what the American Legislative Exchange Council will bring to this heinous partnership - their nasty, nast... more »

The UN is Going Rogue, Aims To Bring Free Internet Under Global Totalitarian Control

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Barbarians are at the Internet Gates, seeking to get into the palace of knowledge and intellectual freedom under the camouflage of global governance.* "Put simply, give the UN the web kill switch and we can kiss the Internet as we know it goodbye." - Simon Kent, *"UN agency wants to control the Internet."* "The self-regulating Internet means no one has to ask for permission to launch a website, and no government can tell network operators how to do their jobs. The arrangement has made the Internet a rare place of permissionless innovation." - L. Gordon Crovitz, *"The U.N.'s In... more »

ABA Blawg 100

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 4 hours ago
I'm excited and honored to say that this blog was named one of the ABA Blawg 100. Editors of the ABA Journal announced today they have selected *Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home* as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience. They chose six Labor and Employment blogs to be part of their top 100. Now that the editors have made their picks, the ABA Journal is asking readers to weigh in and vote on their favorites in each of the 6th Annual Blawg 100's 15 categories. Go to http://www.abajournal.com/blawg100 to register and vote. Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 21, 2012. I... more »

Louisiana Constitution on Trial and Schools on the Chopping Block

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Louisiana has the highest number of black student retentions in the nation to go along with the highest black incarceration rate in the U. S. The private prison industry is worth $182 million a year when beds are full, and "Louisiana's incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran's, 13 times China's and 20 times Germany's." To say that it is a police state is hardly an exaggeration, and the charter reform schools in poor black areas are run like junior penitentiaries. The State hired a new State Superintendent a couple of years back, a former English major from UVA with TFA cred... more »

"Lifting Pain's Veil: Bitterness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Lifting Pain's Veil: Bitterness"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Bitter feelings allow us to become perfect victims in that we no longer feel obliged to work toward healing. It is natural to feel resentment or anger when life does not unfold as expected. We consciously or unconsciously anticipated one experience, and we grieve for the loss of it when the universe puts something else in our path. Most of the time, we work through these feelings and they pass. Occasionally, our anger and resentment do not fade and are instead transformed into bitterness. Bitter feelings allow ... more »

Dr. Paul: America is "On A Collision Course" With Much of The World

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
An excerpt from Ron Paul's latest Texas Straight Talk column called, *"How to End the Tragedy in Gaza"*: Continuing to rain down missiles on so many increasingly resentful nations, the US is undermining rather than furthering its security. We are on a collision course with much of the rest of the world if we do not right our foreign policy. Ending interventionism in the Middle East and replacing it with friendship and even-handedness would be a welcome first step.

Ford fall, Blatchford does not like

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
As we might expect with today's news from Toronto, the media pundits are starting rejoice or lament. Christie Blatchford is a lamentator: So, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been given the boot from office because an opportunistic citizen hired a smart and politically savvy lawyer who found a club of an arcane statute with which to tie the hands of a judge who was willing to play ball. I

The Genius of Alfred Russel Wallace

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Wikipedia: * Alfred Russel Wallace(8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution by natural selection and co-publishing a paper on the subject with Charles Darwin in 1858. Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the Wallace Line that divides the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts, one in which animals closely related to those of Australia are common, and o... more »

Syrian rebels destroy Assad’s radar station facing Israel

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago

#4 Corker (TN) Would Forego Grovers Pledge.

2old2care at Because I Can - 5 hours ago
First there was Chambliss Then there was Graham Then there was King and NOW Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) During an appearance on CBS This Morning, Corker indicated that he is flexible on raising marginal tax rates and joined a growing number of Republicans who have publicly broken from Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge: CHARLIE ROSE (HOST): Are you prepared, as others are doing, to sort of say, ‘I’m going to forgo the pledge because it is outdated and the country’s problems are too big?’ CORKER: Well, I’m not obligated on the pledge. I made Tennesseans aware, I was just elected, t... more »

GOP voting reforms just another word for suppressing Democratic votes

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 6 hours ago
The real GOP agenda behind Florida's voting "reforms" was revealed today. Shocking no one, it turns out nobody gives a flying leap about virtually non-existent voter fraud. The newly revamped Florida voting laws were designed solely to suppress Democratic votes: Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer says he attended various meetings, beginning in 2009, at which party staffers and consultants pushed for reductions in early voting days and hours. “The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Part... more »

Ohanian: I wonder why The New York Times gives so much space to the opinion of amateurs without even a nod to professionals in the field.

skrashen at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
Susan Ohanian responds to Sara Mosle’s What Should Children Read” (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/what-should-children-read/) “I wonder why The New York Times gives so much space to the opinion of amateurs without even a nod to professionals in the field.” Dear Editor: Bringing about 20 years more teaching experience than Sara Mosle brought to her out-of-balance article (“What should children read?” Nov. 25), I can cite hundreds of instances of student writing being informed by the fiction they love, though, admittedly, I'm not talking about a fixation on sentence ... more »

The High Cost of Invention Theft

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Guest post by **Dale Halling** * Edwin Armstrong is the inventor of FM radio, the Regeneration receiver, Super Regeneration, Superheterodyne, and much else. This creative genius’s life was however wasted fighting RCA, who blatantly stole his patents for FM, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who arbitrarily moved the FM radio range from 44-50 MHz to 88-108 MHz (where it is today) just to destroy the network of radio stations Armstrong had built up. If not for this arbitrary decision, Channel 1 on U.S. TV would be at 44-50MHz. This is why Channel 1 does not exist.... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Alan Waldman : Saskatchewan Sitcom ‘Corner Gas’ is Highly Original and Really Funny

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
Waldman's film and TV treasures you may have missed: Canadian comic, writer, and actor Brent Butt (his real name) has created a brilliant tiny-town sitcom named Corner Gas that’s justifiably a massive hit north of the border. By Alan Waldman / The Rag Blog / November 26, 2012 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that readers may have missed,

History: "The Pilgrims Should Have Been Thankful for a Spirochete"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Pilgrims Should Have Been Thankful for a Spirochete"* By Madeleine Johnson "Rat urine. As we feasted on succulent turkey, moist stuffing, and glistening cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, the furthest thing from our minds was probably rat urine. Yet it’s quite possible that America as we know it would not exist without rat urine and leptospirosis, the disease it spreads. The disease conveniently cleared coastal New England of Native Americans just prior to the Pilgrims’ arrival and later killed the helpful Squanto. It still lurks among us, underdiagnosed, an emerging menace... more »

The Zenith

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 7 hours ago
On the walls of the caves at Lascaux, France, there are paintings of aurochs, *Bos primigenius*, the awesome wild ancestors of domesticated cattle. They stood up to six feet tall (1.8 m), and could weigh two tons. Their thick horns were three feet long (0.9 m), pointed forward, and curved inward — perfect tools for ripping apart lions, tigers, wolves, and hunters. They lived from England to northern China, south to the Indian Ocean, and along the Mediterranean coast of Africa. In *The Travels*, Marco Polo (1254-1326 AD) wrote, “There are wild cattle in that country [almost] as big... more »

The Ultimate Class War Presidential Campaign

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Financed by a few wealthy families and Wall Street interests, bolstered by systematic attempts to suppress the vote and intimidate working class voters, even employing a strategy of threatening to close down businesses if their candidate loses the election, 2012 was hardly the first time the GOP used anti-democratic tactics in a presidential race. The election of 1896, which pitted populist Democrat William Jennings Bryan against Big Business whore William McKinley, was the model for how conservatives would use electoral politics to undermine democracy and promote plutocracy. If ... more »

The Economy: "Climate of Fraud, Negligence, Incompetence and JP Morgan"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Climate of Fraud, Negligence, Incompetence and JP Morgan"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "I was thinking about titling this post “Fire Jamie Dimon.” I changed my mind because this article is much, much bigger than Mr. Dimon. This is really an article about the current climate of fraud, negligence and incompetence that is accepted as the new normal. Dimon and JP Morgan Chase are just the larger-than-life faces of the profound problems that are not getting fixed. JP Morgan is the nation’s biggest bank; so, for the sake of simplicity, I just want to use JP Morgan and its CEO,... more »

A very short open letter to President Obama

skrashen at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
A very short open letter to President Obama There is enormous frustration and dissatisfaction among professional educators about current educational policy. Many, especially those in the classroom and closest to the children, feel that current policy, one of closing public schools, encouraging privatization, and imposing more testing than has ever been seen on this planet, is badly misguided and will lead to tragic consequences for our children, damage that will take decades to repair. Professional educators feel that government is not paying attention to their expert opinions, an... more »

President Obama: Beware of All Insider Threats To The Nation

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
President Barack Obama: *Presidential Memorandum -- National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs*. Gordon Duff (Veterans Today), writes in his article, *"AIPAC, decapitators inside US government: Intelligence analyst"*: What we are seeing is a hunt for traitors within the American government and military, some of which is working its way onto the news. The question of the moment, however, is this: How can a President of the United States announce that the government is infiltrated with terrorists and spies and no newspaper, televi... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
Judge halts Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa

Fox can't handle the truth

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 8 hours ago
Guessing whoever booked Mr. Ricks on Fox is fired or at least sternly reprimanded for failing to make clear their cardinal rule. No inconvenient truths allowed on air: Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes. It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description of the network as “a wing of the Republican Party.” After the interview, a Fox News staffer told Mr. Ricks that he had been rude. [...] Mr. Ricks said in an e-mail message afterward that he did not ... more »

Pump it up

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
News this morning that the local stock market is at a five-year high. News has been everywhere for at least the last year that housing prices are running rampant again. And all this in an economy as flat as a morning after the night before. Don’t you think it’s inevitable that pumping the money supply at the rate of 5 to16.55% per year will see it increasingly slop over into share and housing markets? Don’t you think that as long as we do have a Reserve Bank meddling with the money supply, that perhaps it’s time share and house prices were included in the Consumer Price Index, a... more »

Off kilter

risa bear at A Way to Live - 8 hours ago
We're looking at some strange conditions here -- many trees refusing to turn color, let alone shed leaves. Bees flying, hummingbirds wintering over, mosquitoes everywhere, and many annuals and perennials sprouting or blooming as if it were spring. The highs here at this time of year should range 25 to 60F and we're within that range -- but more or less stuck between 50 and 59, at the high end. Not many records, but it's adding to the excess degree days that throw life on the planet farther and farther off-kilter. I don't remember a year with no killing frost before December. Not ... more »

Happy Birthday!

Posted 11/23/12 but not published due to lack of internet access. Happy Birthday to me. Against all f*cking odds. I made it! Thanks to all my friends and supporters. You ROCK! - S

Ken Burns recites on Meet the Press!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012* *Film-maker stands against Krugman:* Paul Krugman starts his new column in hopeful fashion. We assume that Krugman is right on the substance all through today’s column. But in our view, he is dreaming a dream in this opening passage—or perhaps he’s simply making a category error: KRUGMAN (11/26/12): *These are difficult times for the deficit scolds who have dominated policy discussion for almost three years. *One could almost feel sorry for them, if it weren’t for their role in diverting attention from the ongoing problem of inadequate recovery, and the... more »

Brzezinski - America is losing global legitimacy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Paul Joseph Watson - *Brzezinski: “Populist Resistance” is Derailing the New World Order*.

Will (Can?) Republicans "Shut Down" the Senate?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 8 hours ago
In this morning's Politico filibuster story, Republicans threatened to "shut down the Senate," in the words of GOP Whip-to-be John Cornyn (viaGreg). Filibuster reformers such as Ed Kilgore respond to such threats by saying, in effect, bring it on -- and he and Kevin Drum ask a good question: Can Republicans really obstruct the Senate even more than they do now if they put their minds to it? The answer? Yes. But it's not a reason to avoid reform. As far as what Republicans can do: they haven't quite blocked everything. Most things, but not everything. Quite a few nominations have co... more »

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 shortlist

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
It's been a bumper year for sports and here's the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 shortlist: Jessica Ennis - Olympic Heptathlon gold medallist Mo Farah - Olympic 5000m and 10000m double gold medallist Bradley Wiggins - First British winner of the Tour De France and Olympic Time Trial gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy - Double Olympic cycling gold medallist for the team sprint and men's keirin Andy Murray - Olympic tennis singles gold medallist, and first British winner of a major tennis title, the US Open Rory McIlroy - Winner of the golf US PGA title, played in Europe's winni... more »

"Planet Earth Under Chemical Attack from ChemTrails"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Planet Earth Under Chemical Attack from ChemTrails" * by Patrick Lynch "For almost two decades now the planet has been in the grip of a chemical and biological attack from the air. These weapons of mass destruction can actually be seen and there is a mountain of evidence that these methods of weaponry actually exist. The chemical trails, the aerial spraying by unmarked aircraft, are so horrendous on certain days the sky resembles a ‘noughts and crosses’ board. The relevant ‘authorities’ that one might expect to deal with any external threats to a sovereign country’s airspace ... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 9 hours ago
*David Headley.* David Headley is the American who organised the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008. Headley worked for the US Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA), which has close links to the CIA. The DEA and CIA have a long history of being in the drugs trade. CIA 'manages' drug trade / THE MAFIA AND THE CIA *Rahul Bhatt* Headley was a friend of the Indian actor Rahul Bhatt. Bhatt writes that Headley had contacts in the drugs mafia. *Exclusive: David Headley and I* Bhatt was interviewed by officers of the Indian security services: including someone called Singh. Singh said... more »

Abbas: Collaborating with the Enemy

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 hours ago
Global Research Stephen Lendman [image: mahmoud-abbas-benjamin-netanyahu] Previous articles explained Abbas’ longtime collaboration with Israel. He sold out long ago for whatever benefits he derives. He’s Israel’s enforcer. He ill serves and insults Palestinians. His presidency is illegitimate. Israel rigged his 2005 election. In January 2009, his term expired. He’s still in office. At least for now, Washington and Israel want him there. He’s more stooge than statesman. He’s a duplicitous puppet. He replicates fascist Quisling Norway, Vichy France, and other Nazi-controlled coll... more »

A bit of pretentious fun

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 9 hours ago
Can the meaning of The Beatles be summed up in alphabetical order while at the same time making an interesting compilation? The answer is almost. Here goes: *A Day in the Life* * * ** Start with a biggie, A Day in the Life is the pinnacle of The Beatles career, according to Ian MacDonald no less. Revolution in the Head practically invented modern rock scholarship, so we should pay obeisance. It came at a point in The Beatles recording career where graft and intuition were in seemingly perfect balance. Before sound recording recorded music was sheet music. The combination of this... more »

Dash Zee in "The Obama Up, Osama Down Caper"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
An excerpt from Paul Craig Roberts's article, *"The Osama bin Laden Myth"*: The interview below with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan, daily newspaper, Ummat and published on September 28, 2001, 17 days after the alleged, but unsubstantiated, al Qaeda attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon. The interview was sensational. The alleged “mastermind” of 9/11 said that he and al Qaeda had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack. The British Broadcasting Corporation’s World Monitoring Service had the interview translated into Engli... more »

VAT May Have To Rise To 25% and Austerity till 2018, Warns IFS

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Chancellor George Osborne may have to hike VAT to 25% as he continues his battle to restore Britain's economic health, analysts have suggested. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warned struggling Britons could face yet more spending cuts and tax rises because of weaker economic growth and lower tax revenues. If these problems are permanent, the Chancellor will need to plug a £23bn black hole if he is to meet his financial targets by 2018, according to the respected think tank. Achieving this from tax hikes alone would be "roughly equivalent to increasing the main rate of VAT f... more »

What Happened on 911? (A Must See!!!)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
I know this is old news to you guys who visit this site, but, on another level, 9/11 truth will never get old. YouTube video description [Channel - Crag Jensen]: Shocking revelation on the plane that flew into the South Tower on 911. Narrated by Dash Zee and orchestrated by Zehm Alohim.

2.6 Magnitude Earthquake SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 2.6 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 18:25:15 UTC Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:25:15 AM at epicenter Location 37.583°N, 121.980°W Depth 8 km (5.0 miles) Region SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA Distances 4 km (3 miles) N (4°) from Fremont, CA

Blossom Goodchild - November 26, 2012

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
Blossom Goodchild November 26, 2012 So … another week has whizzed by … ever closer to the end of the year … and My! How this year has flown by. I’m just leaving it up to you … You know best I FEEL … *The warmest of greetings to each one. You speak of time flying by and we agree that this is the case for you. Yet in the New time it shall seem to be even quicker ... Much more as if there is NO time. For time is of the old paradigm and will become of less and less importance as ‘time' moves on. The coming weeks shall be as if a day is a minute.* * * *There already is so... more »

Premier Brad Wall's Privatization of Information Services Corp. (ISC) Will Cost Sask Taxpayers MILLIONS $$$

leftdog at Buckdog - 10 hours ago
*Premier Brad Wall is in the process of privatizing a Saskatchewan Crown Corporation that is responsible for the registration of Land Titles. * *Sask NDP Leadership candidate Erin Weir (who just happens to be an internationally renowned economist) has done the math ... and Brad Wall's deal DOES NOT add up for Saskatchewan taxpayers!* *The following article appeared in the Swift Current, Sask publication - The SW Booster on Nov 21, 2012: * *The Saskatchewan government indicates that it will sell 60 per cent of the Information Services Corporation (ISC) for up to $120 million and i... more »

Should Rob Ford have been removed?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
As a legal matter, once the judge found the amounts were material (an arguable point to my mind), the removal was automatic. But that isn't the point -- should a judge have removed an elected Mayor where the judge carefully explained there was no corruption in the sense of personal gain or similar? The law as written didn't give the judge an option. And that law was passed by duly elected MPPs. That said, and I write as someone who did not support Rob Ford and has not supported him, it does *feel wrong* for the Mayor of Toronto to be removed on what seems like a minor technical le... more »

Why AT&T Won’t #DumpALEC

2old2care at Because I Can - 10 hours ago
Ran into this article yesterday – it’s old – took me seven months to process it – yeh, I’m slow sometimes and sometimes things don’t click like they should. From Think Progress *AT&T Discontinues Funding To Climate-Denier Heartland Institute* By Josh Israel and Brad Johnson on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:30 am According to leaked documents, telecommunications giant AT&T gave at least $100,000 to the Heartland Institute — a tax-exempt organization which promotes conspiracy theories about climate scientists, distorts climate science, and attacks regulation of air and water pollution. In a state... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Strengthening and stabilization of Gaia Ascension Grids is Occurring…

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
Strengthening and stabilization of Gaia Ascension Grids is Occurring… by ÉirePort Strengthening and stabilization of Gaia ascension grids is occurring at this time, concurrent with unveiling and release of tenuous and outmoded structures. Individual and collective emotional and mental bindings releases accompany this process. Strong at times these are, yet necessary for Hue-manity unfoldment. Grounding with Gaia and conscious alignment with the strengthening and stabilizing Gaia Ascension grids allows smoother release process on all levels. Attune to Higher Self Discernm... more »

Sweet Relish- The Perfect Christmas Tool + Enter to Win a $200 GiftCard

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
Have you heard about Sweet Relish yet? It is the perfect Christmas tool. Sweet Relish allows you to build your perfect wishlist, with items from anywhere around the web. You simply install the Relish button (the button is so easy to install!)and then when you find something from around the web that you love, simply click it to add it to your list. Today, while shopping, I found the perfect gift for my daughter. Her birthday is coming up and people keep asking what she wants, so I created her a wishlist. When I found an item that I knew she would love, I clicked the Relish button o... more »

Deluged homeowners' fury at failure of £1.7m state-of-the-art defences which they celebrated with an 'end of flooding party'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Homeowners were today trying to repair the damage to their homes after a £1.7milllion flood defence system failed during torrential rain this weekend. Families in Kempsey, Worcestershire, had not taken action to protect their homes because they believed they were protected by the state of the art pumps - and had even staged a party to celebrate the installation. In fact, the devastation was worse than it had ever been in floods before the system was installed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238532/UK-floods-wreak-havoc-houses-thought-protected-state-art-1-7million-flood-d... more »

Maria Santos Gorrostieta Murder: Mexico's fearless woman mayor who survived two drug gang assassination attempts is beaten to death and dumped by the roadside

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughter’s life, it emerged today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who had already survived two assassination attempts, was driving the child to school at around 8.30am when she was ambushed by a car in the city of Morelia. The 36-year-old was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal. They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors’ car willingly. ... more »

Crown need not prove motive

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
R. c. Isiko, 2012 ONCA 819, released today, has an aside that notes the Crown need not prove motive: [2] M. Isiko allègue qu'il n'avait pas de motif pour tuer sa femme. Cependant, il n'incombait pas à la Couronne de prouver le motif de l'accusé pour commettre ce crime.

Media Watch: US media collapsed because it lost all credibility

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
*Media Watch: US media collapsed because it lost all credibility* ** *The US media didn't collapse because of the Internet, it collapsed because it lost all credibility, from the media pandering to politicians, war and corporations, to laziness and reporters sleeping with the boss, the media cannibalized itself.* *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com CBS Sunday Morning presents the US as if it were a white gated community. When the commercials come on, the agenda is clear. The advertisers are primarily the oil and gas industry which targets the lan... more »

Exposing The Truth About Judaism: Jim Stone's Experience With The Jewish Community!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I am truly shocked the more I have been reading about what the criminals that are out for our enslavement are all about. I want to share some of these findings in this article for everyone to see for themselves. I have been following Jim Stone's amazing articles for a while now, at www.jimstonefreelance.com. Just recently, John Kaminski asked me to research some very interesting findings by Jim Stone himself, when he found out exactly what the Jewish community is REALLY all about. His experience with that community almost cost him his life! I have a great article to present for ... more »

Report: U.S. Planned On Blowing Up Moon With Nuke During Cold War In 1950s

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago

Image of the Day: Satellite view of dust storm on the Kansas-Colorado border, 10 November 2012

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: A dust storm blew across the Kansas-Colorado border on 10 November 2012, as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image. The dust storm struck in the midst of an exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. By November 2012, the area along the border between Colorado and Kansas had experienced dry conditions for several months, as did a much larger region. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC] Caption by Michon Scott 10 November 2012 A dust s... more »

BENJAMIN FULFORD 11/27/2012: The purge of the Nazis has begun on three continents

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 11 hours ago
*The purge of the Nazis has begun on three continents* *Posted byBenjamin Fulford* November 27, 2012 There are signs everywhere now that a political logjam has been broken now that the new Chinese government has been installed and that swift changes will unfolding worldwide in the coming weeks. The signs include a massive purge of the Nazi (Sabbatean) faction in the US, Europe and, coming soon, Japan. In addition, US troops have been placed in Egypt, on Israel’s border, in order to force the Zionist terrorist regime to stop its superstitious, apocalyptic attempts to st... more »

International Studies Blogging Awards Update

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
I’ve long warned promised that I would start flogging these awards in a serious way. Due, in part to some prodding from SAGE, that time has now come. Here’s where we stand: Nominees for Best Blog (Group): The Disorder of Things IPE at UNC Kings of War Nominees for Best Blog (Individual): Dart-Throwing Chimp (Jay Continue reading

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 17:35:41 UTC Monday, November 26, 2012 at 07:35:41 PM at epicenter Location 36.581°N, 27.939°E Depth 10.4 km (6.5 miles) Region DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE Distances 31 km (19 miles) WNW (303°) from Rodhos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Syria: NATO's mercs stalemated or advancing? Updated

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
Since one has to constantly wade through the cesspool of lies, to fish out the bits of truth, it is hard to judge exactly what is going on with NATO's mercs. It seems I am not alone, the NYT's is treading carefully For the time being, like the NYT’s, I am going to take the claims of gains and advancement with a grain of salt. *Rebels claimed they have seized airbases and a hydro-electric dam* Notice that the NYT’s* did not say* “Rebels have seized” ? Rather the headline states the rebels are claiming they have seized airbases and a hydro electric dam.Whenever one comes across thi... more »

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake WESTERN XIZANG - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.0 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 16:36:53 UTC Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:36:53 AM at epicenter Location 32.656°N, 88.298°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region WESTERN XIZANG Distances 176 km (109 miles) NW of Pubu, China

Supreme court revives challenge to Obama health law

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, allowing a Christian college to pursue litigation raising First Amendment objections to a law that the court mostly upheld in June. Liberty University, based in Lynchburg, Virginia, had challenged both the individual mandate, which required all people to obtain insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty, and a separate mandate requiring large employers to provide coverage for workers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/26/us-usa-court-healthcare-idUSBRE8AP0NX20121126

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake VANUATU - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 15:52:53 UTC Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 02:52:53 AM at epicenter Location 19.133°S, 169.729°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region VANUATU Distances 66 km (41 miles) NE (48°) from Isangel, Vanuatu

UN talks seen falling short despite climate change fears – ‘Ambition is very low’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: In this 20 November 2012 file photo, conference flags are displayed ahead of the Doha Climate Change Conference, in Doha, Qatar. AP] By Alister Doyle and Regan Doherty 26 November 2012 DOHA (Reuters) – Despite mounting alarm about climate change, almost 200 nations meeting in Doha from Monday are likely to pay little more than lip service to the need to rein in rising greenhouse gas emissions. A likely failure to agree a meaningful extension of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, a legally binding plan for cutting emissions by developed nations, would also undercut work on a new de... more »

Will Obama Manage To Throw Away Another Massachusetts Senate Seat?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
2 Iraq War supporters-- when do we get a new guard? It appears likely that a member of the uppermost crust of the ruling elite, Senator John Kerry, will put his own ambitions to serve in the Cabinet-- either as Secretary of State or as Secretary of War-- ahead of the need of the Democratic Party to hold onto the Massachusetts Senate seat he would have to give up in order to take whichever Cabinet position he can guilt Obama into giving him as a career-capper. Wall Street spent over $2 million each on only 5 candidates this cycle, all slavish servants to their toxic, predatory agenda:... more »

BENJAMIN FULFORD 11/20/2012: Why the West lost to China and what it can do to recover

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 11 hours ago
*This is a week late, my apologies for computer issues I was facing which are now resolved. -AK* Why the West lost to China and what it can do to recover**** Posted by *Benjamin Fulford* November 20, 2012**** A few years ago the conventional wisdom in the West was that maybe China might surpass the United States (a sub-section of the West) in 50 years. Now, any serious thinker understands that China is top dog and the West is in deep crisis. The Western nations have lost their moral, financial and political leadership of the world.**** This week we will look at why the lea... more »

Outrage over 'tagged' Saudi women

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
When word started spreading last week that Saudi women -- already some of the most oppressed and restricted in the world -- were being monitored electronically as they left the country, activists were quick to express their outrage. "It's very shameful," said Manal Al-Sharif, who became an icon of female empowerment in 2011 after defying the conservative kingdom's driving ban and encouraging other Saudi women to do the same. Al-Sharif was one of the first prominent Saudis to start tweeting about the electronic monitoring issue -- describing the shock experienced by a couple she kne... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 15:31:07 UTC Monday, November 26, 2012 at 05:31:07 AM at epicenter Location 51.555°N, 179.464°W Depth 80.3 km (49.9 miles) Region ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA Distances 198 km (123 miles) W (260°) from Adak, AK

Russian expert warns of possibility of large-scale war in Middle East

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago

Delfin blanco besando a santa claus

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Christmas Angel Favor

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
If you are like me, you need lots of little Christmas gifts. I am always on the lookout for something easy and affordable to make for the kids in my daughter's preschool class or the kids at church. These little angels are easy to make and the materials for them can make quite a few. You will need: Film canisters small treats like M&Ms to go inside the film canisters lace trim silver pipe cleaners large wood beads paint (for the wood beads) sharpie (for the eyes) curly fake hair hot glue gun The first thing I do is paint the wooden bead, so it can dry. I then wrap the lace trim aro... more »

Montañas de arena en el desierto

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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POOF: Thrill Seekers of Negativity

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 11 hours ago
*Thrill Seekers of Negativity * Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 16:20:41 -0500 Greetings and Salutations; Listen very carefully to the words of this song, if you can get pass needing to hear a banjo or 'spoons' in everything. Folks are out plowing thru everything said by somebody in the web. Conspiracy stories are everywhere...mass confusion. There is no need for it, just because you can't decipher the players, be cool. All is in order. Time was always on our side. The losers can always be spotted by their bad behavior. As long as the old folks stuck to the plan,they'd take a s... more »

Casa cubierta de nieve en el bosque con pinos adornados

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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11 Puppies Found Skinned, Dead Near Pennsylvania Parkdead-near-Pa-Park-180828811.html?dr

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/11-Puppies-found-skinned-dead-near-Pa-Park-180828811.html?dr *Recommendation:* Hanging.

Bosque en otoño - colores del otoño

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Who are the Palestinians?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
I've queried the reality of the Palestinian people before, and received grief as a result. Here's what Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security, Fathi Hammad, admitted on Al-Hekma TV (Egypt) on March 23, 2012 So the Arabs who now claim to be natives of the Holy Land have migrated to Palestine and invaded the land after 1917, from neighbouring Arab countries, predominantly from areas now known as Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Remember that as I have reminded you before: In March 1977, Zahir Muhsein, an executive member of the Palest... more »

Gatitos con su gorrito de navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*That Shit Kinda Hurt ~Who Dat Indignation* Grand Isle still waiting for levee repairs after Isaac Read more: http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/Grand-Isle-still-waiting-for-levee-repairs-after-Isaac/-/9853400/17549996/-/hucace/-/index.html#ixzz2DLrfzECX *Effort under way to restore Cat Island in Plaquemines* *Grand Isle still waiting for levee repairs after Isaac** * *Federal lawmakers plotting storm relief* *Disaster donations surge but what about tomorrow?* *Will NYC act to block future surges?* Mayor To Filmmaker Holly: “Start filming, or pay back our money”

SOLDIERHUGS.COM: SIGN Re-Declaration of Independence 2012!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
http://www.soldierhugs.com/ SIGN Re-Declaration of Independence 2012! Play SIGN THE DECLARATION When in the Course of Human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Those are the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence ... more »

Reagan's Second Term and the Bizarre Reputation of Tax Reform

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 12 hours ago
Politico today has a pretty weak item about second terms and what Barack Obama should do to secure a good one. I'm no expert on Teddy Roosevelt, so I'll pass on that part of it (and remind myself that I should really learn more about that era; suggested reading?), but calling Ronald Reagan's second term a success is, well, odd. In particular, calling Reagan's second term a success compared to Bill Clinton's is odd. Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere acknowledges the Iran-Contra scandal, but seems to vastly underappreciate it. In several ways. First, it was pretty obviously a bigger deal... more »

Euro zone to seek Greek aid deal without write-off

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund began their third attempt in as many weeks to release emergency aid for Greece on Monday, with policymakers saying a write-down of Greek debt is off the table for now. Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras voiced confidence the ministers would finally reach a deal after Greece had fulfilled it's part of the deal by enacting tough austerity measures and economic reforms. "I'm certain we will find a mutually beneficial solution today," he said on arrival for what was set to be another marathon meeting. http://www.reut... more »

El sol reflejado en los pinos del bosque en otoño

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Second Fire At Bangladeshi Clothing Factory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
There has been a second fire at a multi-storey clothes factory in Dhaka, just two days after over 100 people were killed in a blaze at another factory in the Bangladeshi capital. The fire at the 11-storey building, housing three garment factories, in the suburb of Uttara sparked fresh scenes of panic as workers rushed to safety. It caused widespread damage but there were no reports of deaths, with employees managing to escape to an adjacent building. http://news.sky.com/story/1016614/second-fire-at-bangladeshi-clothing-factory


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ * the**REALnews Permalink* November 25, 2012 *Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis * Michael Hudson: Fiscal cliff was manufactured to shift more of the burden of the crisis onto ordinary people *Watch full multipart Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis* More at The Real News *Bio* Michael Hudson is a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of A... more »

Torrential Rain Hits Northern England

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
North East England and North Wales are braced for flooding after the band of heavy rain that swamped southern England moved north. There are just over 200 flood warnings in place across the country and nearly 300 less serious flood alerts, following a weekend of almost non-stop pouring rain left at least 800 homes swamped with water. Parts of South West England were particularly badly hit, now people in the North East and North Wales are preparing for possible flooding. http://news.sky.com/story/1016416/weather-northern-england-hit-by-flooding

Mayor Ford removed! Well, I didn't see that coming!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Full decision here [60] For the reasons set out above, I have concluded that the respondent contravened s. 5 of the MCIA when he spoke and voted on a matter in which he had a pecuniary interest at the meeting of Toronto City Council on February 7, 2012, and that his actions were not done by reason of inadvertence or a good faith error in judgment. I am, therefore, required by s. 10(1)(a) of the MCIA to declare the respondent’s seat vacant. In view of the significant mitigating circumstances surrounding the respondent’s actions, as set out in paragraph 48 of these reasons, I decline ... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 12:38:10 UTC Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:38:10 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 29.898°N, 142.968°E Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles) Region IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION Distances 320 km (198 miles) NNE of Chichi-shima, Japan

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 12:27:52 UTC Monday, November 26, 2012 at 06:27:52 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.041°N, 88.276°W Depth 28.6 km (17.8 miles) Region NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA Distances 119 km (73 miles) SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 26th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:19:41 UTC Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:19:41 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 23.445°S, 179.752°W Depth 483 km (300.1 miles) Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS Distances 328 km (203 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

High Frequency Trading War Escalates with Microwaves: Insider Calls it "Cheating"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Microwave Heats UP Market Speed. by Jacob Bunge Nov 23, 2012 p. C1. [Excerpted] In a business where milliseconds matter, three of the largest exchange operators are looking to join the race to beam data to traders via ultrafast microwave links. CME Group Inc. and Nasdaq OMX Group are exploring a joint venture that would relay price and other market information between New York and Chicago faster than existing underground fiber-optic cables, while NYSE Euronext is offering services to capitalize on demand for speedier links between London and Frankfurt. ....ARound the world 'there... more »

Honda robot - Asimo gets scary in 2012

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 12 hours ago
even though Honda seem reluctant to fix the 'cacked in his pants' glitch in Asimo's motion set, this 2012 footage of little Asimo's new ABC or *Autonomous Behavior Control* technology allows Asimo to continue moving without being controlled by an operator. It's quite amazing... ...amazing like 'more than a little scary' now.

SOLDIERHUGS.COM: Announcement! SIGN Re-Declaration of Independence 2012!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
http://www.soldierhugs.com/ The TIME HAS COME. The monumental wave of participation in the secessionist petitions has gotten their attention! It is now time for America to unite under **ONE BANNER, ONE IDEAL, ONE PEOPLE!** *It matters not your gender, your lifestyle, your political or spiritual beliefs, your color, your ethnicity, your station or your occupation. You are either free or you are slaves, there is no in between. You can have Freebies or you can have Freedom but you most certainly cannot have both.* *For the *FIRST TIME IN HISTORY SIGN YOUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDEN... more »

Santa claus, el reno y un muñeco de nieve te desean feliz navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Merely Players

Gail at Wit's End - 13 hours ago
Last Monday I went to court for the fourth time for my arrest at Occupy - and once again, the "people were not prepared" to go to trial. This was particularly infuriating because I had to get up at 5 a.m. to be sure I would arrive in New York on time, since the trains are still not recovered from Sandy (for new visitors, there are pictures of rotted trees on earlier posts such as here and here). NJ Transit replaced the railcars with shuttle busses, piloted by bewildered drivers - city dwellers who might have been exiles from another planet so little notion did they have how to nav... more »

Late Monday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Robert Gallucci, head of the MacArthur Foundation and former Dean of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, lays out his view of “How Scholars Can Improve International Relations.” Adam Elkus scores the “winners and losers” in the Gaza conflict. Matt Fay answers Max Boot’s response to his criticisms of comparisons between Iron Dome and US BMD. Continue reading

Ford Out

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago
T.O. mayor Rob Ford has been given da boot.

US Disappoints World on Emissions Cuts, So Does Everyone Else

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago
Barack Obama's campaign pledge to act on climate change is beginning to look like electoral hot air. Despite the urging of poor countries at Doha, the U.S. is holding to Obama's old commitment of 17% emission cuts below 2005 levels by 2020 (even that still lacks Senate approval). "*'We're sleepwalking off a cliff,' Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists said. There was a lack of ambition to confront rising world greenhouse gas emissions at the two-week meeting, the first in an OPEC nation, he said*." *"China's chief delegate Su Wei insisted that the rich should extend th... more »

At long last, readers push back against Dowd!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012* *Dumbest known life-form on earth:* Yesterday morning, Maureen Dowd’s column was very dumb—dumb even by her own standards. As usual, Dowd was banging on “Barry.” Here’s how the nonsense began: DOWD (11/25/12): *The two electrifying rookies exploded onto the scene with killer smiles, undeniable gifts, an affinity for superheroes, poise beyond their years and the ability to play at top form when it’s all on the line.*Both stay so calm under pressure that they have evoked comparisons to Cool Hand Luke. The capital of winning and losing now revolves around t... more »

Shocking Health Report: Flu Shot Given To Pregnant Women Caused 4250% Increase In Fetal Deaths!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
First to let everyone know, I am doing much better than I was the last few days. Those who know me personally, know that I suffer from bad sinuses and am very prone to getting sinus infections. It seems that I do get these infections once or twice a year, especially when the weather changes dramatically from hot to cold and from cold to hot! And right now, it is very cold here in central Canada! I have avoided seeking medical help in terms of "antibiotics" to fight these sinus infections for the last few years, and instead have relied on natural cures and upping my vitamin supple... more »

Thanksgiving Week Recap

Southern Man at Southern Man - 13 hours ago
Random images and events from Thanksgiving Week 2012. With Teen Daughter camped out with Southern Parents there was a lot of commuting between The Land and the Ancestral Manor. Monday and Tuesday were work days so the "weekend" didn't really pick up until Wednesday and to further complicate matters Southern Man has been down with some kind of winter malady so Wednesday kicked off with a visit to his doctor, who prescribed about a hundred dollars worth of pills and liquids and inhalers. But that evening Southern Man and Teen Daughter ran around a bit and she saw a movie in which Sout... more »

The perils of Voicemail

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Amy Dempsey recorded live in Toronto, Canada on September 12th, 2012 at a live Raconteurs event. It's just a good story.

Hopes of returning home fade among Japan’s Fukushima refugees

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Cleanup in Kawauchi, a village in Fukushima Prefecture. In Okuma, decontamination efforts have been slow to reduce radiation dosages, and hopes of returning to their ancestral lands have faded for evacuated residents. Ko Sasaki for The New York Times] By MARTIN FACKLER 25 November 2012 AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Japan (The New York Times) – As cold northerly winds sprinkle the first snow on the mountains surrounding this medieval city, those who fled here after last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster are losing hope that they will ever return to their old homes. The mayor of Okuma,... more »

Inequity Among Nations in the Climate Negotiations: A Guest Post

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 14 hours ago
*Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Heike Schroeder, University of East Anglia, and Max Boykoff, University of Colorado, who along with Laura Spiers of PwC have co-authored a new piece in Nature Climate Change on the international climate negotiations (available here in PDF). Please feel free to comment on their paper or the climate negotiations more generally, as this is likely to be the only post here on them. Thanks!* Another round of climate negotiations is starting today. On the agenda are two main objectives: the implementation of a second commitment period under the Ky... more »

Swallowing rainforest, cities surge in Amazon

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Cities encroach on the Amazon rainforest. The torrid growth is visible in places like Parauapebas. On the outskirts, slums stretch to the horizon and houses continue to go up. Lalo de Almeida for The New York Times] By SIMON ROMERO 24 November 2012 PARAUAPEBAS, Brazil (The New York Times) — The Amazon has been viewed for ages as a vast quilt of rain forest interspersed by remote river outposts. But the surging population growth of cities in the jungle is turning that rural vision on its head and alarming scientists, as an array of new industrial projects transforms the Am... more »

MANUFACTURED CONSENT: Manufacturing Susan Rice!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012* *What David Gregory said:* What is “manufactured consent?” The term originated with Walter Lippmann, then ran through a 1988 book by Noam Chomsky and Ed Herman. To see the way the practice works, consider what David Gregory said on yesterday’s Meet the Press. This is the last morning on which we plan to feature the attacks on Susan Rice. But below, you can see what Gregory said about Rice on yesterday morning’s program. Last Wednesday, Rice made a public statement defending the way she described the attacks on the Benghazi consulate. On yesterday’s prog... more »

A Master of Tax Avoidance

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
Warren Buffett has an op-ed in today's NY Times on one of his most popular themes: The rich should pay more in taxes. At first blush, his position seems noble: A rich guy says that people like him should pay more to support the commonweal. But on closer examination, one realizes that Mr Buffett never mentions doing anything to eliminate the tax-avoidance strategies that he uses most aggressively. In particular: 1. His company Berkshire Hathaway never pays a dividend but instead retains all earnings. So the return on this investment is entirely in the form of capital gains. By n... more »

Rising seas, vanishing coastlines

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Loing Island after 5 feet of sea level rise, the likely level 100 to 300 years. Barrier islands start to submerge; other islands in Middle and East Bays disappear. Shore of main island moves inland. The New York Times] By BENJAMIN STRAUSS and ROBERT KOPP 24 November 2012 (The New York Times) – The oceans have risen and fallen throughout Earth’s history, following the planet’s natural temperature cycles. Twenty thousand years ago, what is now New York City was at the edge of a giant ice sheet, and the sea was roughly 400 feet lower. But as the last ice age thawed, the sea ... more »

Labour's immigration myths

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
' The myth peddled by Blair's acolytes – that high levels of immigration generated significant economic benefits for the existing UK population – was demolished in 2008 by a House of Lords select committee. It concluded: "We do not support the general claims that net immigration is indispensable to fill labour and skills shortages. Such claims are analytically weak and provide insufficient reason for promoting net immigration." Reinforcing this point, the government's Migration Advisory Committee recently confirmed that immigrants do "displace" some British workers – ie, take thei... more »

Will U.S. role at climate talks change after Hurricane Sandy?

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Debris sits in front of a beachfront home in the Manhattan Beach neighborhood of the Brooklyn, 5 November 2012, in New York. Mark Lennihan / AP Photo] By KARL RITTER 24 November 2012 DOHA, Qatar (AP) – During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet. And as a re-elected president talks about global warming again, climate activists are cautiously optimistic that the U.S. will be more than a disinterested bystander when the U.N. climate ta... more »

Solow on Hayek and Friedman

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
From *The New Republic*.

UN climate talks open in Qatar

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: Delegates at the opening of the latest round of U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, 26 November 2012. The talks are being hosted in the Middle East for the first time. Karim Jaafar / AFP / Getty Images] By KARL RITTER, with contributions from AP Environment Writer Michael Casey 26 November 2012 DOHA, Qatar (AP) – U.N. talks on a new climate pact resumed Monday in oil and gas-rich Qatar, where negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss fighting global warming and helping poor nations adapt to it. The two-decade-old talks have not fulfilled their main purpose: reducin... more »

Many worlds vs positivism and symmetries

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
About a dozen of TRF articles mention Hugh Everett and his "many-worlds interpretation" of quantum mechanics. Exactly three months ago, I showed that "many worlds" don't exist as long as one uses the standard rules of quantum mechanics to answer the very question about their existence. If we use the same rules to answer the question "Do many worlds exist?" as we use for answering questions about the electrons' spins and other questions "obviously accessible to the experiments", the answer of quantum mechanics is a resounding No. There can't be any "multiple worlds". After all, the... more »

Coastal erosion reaches alarming levels in Vietnam

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 14 hours ago
[image: As sea erosion worsens in Vietnam, coastal residents in Nhon Hai commune in Binh Dinh province use rocks and sandbags to protect their homes. Thuy Binh / IPS] By Thuy Binh 25 November 2012 AN BIEN, Vietnam (IPS) – For the last decade, many families in this southwestern Vietnamese province have been uprooted at least once every two years - but this is not due to economic or political upheaval. Rather, extreme weather has forcibly turned many of these coast-dwellers into unwilling travellers, as raging storms and a rising sea level lead to continued loss of land - and home... more »

Taking Harper Down

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Michael Harris -- who I quote a lot these days -- has uncovered Stephen Harper's recipe for governing Canada: 3 cups of fear; 3 cups of information burial; 3 cups of ad hominem vilification; 1 cup of voter suppression; 1 cup of contempt of Parliament; a generous sprinkling of never-say-die lawsuits; 4 cloves of broken promises; 12 large sycophants to be found at Planning and Priorities (if you can find out where the committee meets); a dash of softness wrapped in a blue sweater (reserve this close to a piano until needed); a dollop of public money to pay for torrents of self-cong... more »

Ezra Klein-- A Veritable William Jennings Bryan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday, we saw how overrun Congress is with very rich people and how the lack of empathy by rich politicians for normal working families is a policy disaster going into the Grand Bargain. Not many people think of Ezra Klein as some kind of raging populist. In the crucial election of 1896, are you * sure* where Ezra would have stood? The disgust he expressed on *The Last Word* Friday (above) and in his *Washington Post* column over the weekend for the super-wealthy trying to undermine Social Security, gave me some hope that maybe, just maybe, enough Democratic corporate shills co... more »
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