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How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression
Odds are someone is searching the web for you right now, or at least has looked you up fairly recently. Do you know what they learned? Better yet, do you control the pages and profiles they visited? If not, it's time to take your online reputation into your own hands instead of leaving it to Google. Here's how. More »
Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid
Simple majority vote in 193-member General Assembly would be enough to bestow non-member observer status.
Full Moon and Friends, November 28, 2012
The full Moon Moon rising with Jupiter and Aldebaran on November 28, 2012 in North Carolina, USA. Credit: Tavi Greiner.The full Moon is a-rising tonight, and its not alone. There’s lots of other bright and beautiful stars and planets out there — some snuggling right up together — and already we’ve got astrophotographers out there capturing the views. Above, Tavi Greiner had a gorgeous view of the Moon, along with bright Jupiter and Aldebaran. November’s full Moon is known as the “Beaver Moon,” or “Frosty Moon,” and this year it is the smallest full Moon of 2012, since the Moon is at apogee,
22 football fields large, Target distribution centre to open near Balzac
Target Canada will open its massive 1.3 million-square-foot distribution centre in Rocky View County, in the Balzac area, in January and will employ hundreds of workers as the facility will service the company’s stores in Western Canada, the Herald has learned. Colin Yankee, senior director for supply chain logistics for Target Canada, said the facility is located between Stoney Trail on the south and Highway 566 on the north on High Plains Boulevard, just east of the CrossIron Mills shopping centre.

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Yaqui Brigadas en Defensa de Agua
BRIGADAS EN DEFENSA DE AGUABy MARIO LUNA SECRETARIO DE LA TRIBU YAQUINov. 28, 2012Censored NewsYaqui Brigades in Defense of WaterYaquis in Sonora, Mexico will defend their rights to the Rio Yaqui, against theft of water by the government for the Independence AquaductSONORA, Mexico -- Ante el lamentable espectáculo que significa el que el presidente Calderon Hinojosa inaugure el ilegal acueducto in
US-Taiwan Sustainable Cities and Ports Forum in Kaohsiung Next Month
This looks interesting: a US-Taiwan forum on Creating Sustainable Cities and Ports, held in K-town in Dec.....The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Kaohsiung Branch Office is pleased to announce the 2012 U.S. – Taiwan Sustainability Symposium: Creating Sustainable Cities and Promoting Sustainable Ports in the Asia Pacific Region, which will take place in Kaohsiung on December 10-12, 2012.The 2012
Fortune 500 Awards Tunisian President "Chatham House Prize"
Corporate-financier think-tank Chatham House showers Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki with accolades and praise. November 28, 2012 (LD) - The Chatham House, a corporate-financier funded think-tank based in the United Kingdom, announced on its website earlier this week that it had awarded President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia their 2012 "Chatham House Prize." Chatham House claimed on their websit
Man Bites Woman In The Face and Takes Off Running Naked
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My month of writing dangerously
The latest NEEDLE. Kinda makes your veins itch, don’t it?   Note, or maybe warning: I know what you’re thinking. Geeze, O’Shea, you put up nothing for better than a month, now two posts in a week? We just don’t know what to expect from you, old sport. So here’s the deal. Henceforward, Wednesday is blog day. Once a week, every week. I promise. Now on to your entry. The latest issue of NEEDLE showed

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Too Close for Comfort — Toxic Chemicals in Our Couches and Clothing
Series of studies show toxic flame retardants in most US couches and harmful chemicals in branded clothes
Obama Continues to “Drill Baby Drill”
The US plans to open up 20 million acres in the Gulf for drilling, yet talks big at the Doha climate summit

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The Palestine Question
From the recent Israeli operation in Gaza to a bid for non-member state status at the UN to the specter of Yasser Arafat being dug up from his grave, there is no shortage of news from Palestine right now. Tonight on the program James goes over these stories and shares some of his recent reports on Palestine including an interview with former Palestinian detainee Jawwad Musleh. WORKS CITED: Deadly
Corbett Report Radio 260 – The Palestine Question
From the recent Israeli operation in Gaza to a bid for non-member state status at the UN to the specter of Yasser Arafat being dug up from his grave, there is no shortage of news from Palestine right now. Tonight on the program James goes over these stories and shares some of his recent reports on Palestine including an interview with former Palestinian detainee Jawwad Musleh. WORKS CITED: Deadly
Richard Gage Presents to the 9/11 Revisited conference in Kuala Lumpur
Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth presents to the “9/11 Revisted: Seeking the Truth” conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2012.

Syria Comment
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Opposition Claims 4 Jets Shot down Today – The Alawite Existential Dilemma
Opposition claims a total of 4 jets and a helicopter shot down today Comment by Syrialover November 28th, 2012, 6:29 am said: Joshua, you are buying into nonesense giving headlines to those claiming they’ll turn Syria into an Islamist state. They might be helping to kick Assad hard, but they have also gotten in the way of the rebellion by providing an unhelpful distraction and excuse for suppo
Syria: the Strategic Prize for New and More Religious Sunni Leaders of the Middle East
Leader of Aleppo’s powerful Islamic militia – Liwa al-Tawhid – explains (in Arabic video) why his troops and people want an Islamic democracy and why Syria’s revolution is an “orphan revolution.” Abdal Qadr al-Salih explained that just as Europe’s leaders are Christian because the people are Christian, Syria’s leaders would be Islamic and that Syrians want Islam to govern them. The US has not supp

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I'd like to give William Hague a few assurances as well.
How times change.  In Tony Blair's dog days, his refusal to push for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hizbullah-Lebanon war was in contrast to the stance of David Cameron's newly detoxified Conservative party, with William Hague denouncing the destruction of much of southern Lebanon as "disproportionate".  To begin with, it looked as though the Conservatives allied with the Liberal Democrats woul

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Bits and Pieces - November 28, 2012
What is our reporters learning? Not very much when they've got what they consider a good story, it seems. They thought that NASA had a big discovery on Mars, but it appears they heard wrong and didn't bother to check. Or they get handed a hot document by the usual suspects in Vienna and present it as solid evidence of Iran's nuclear program, apparently without checking. Ezra Klein interviews Chrys

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Lincoln: Reliving and Relieving the White Man’s Burden
I am looking forward to see Lincoln, the recent film by Steven Spielberg. I want to see it for purely selfish reasons: I am a huge Daniel Day Lewis fan. He plays Uncle Abe and from what I see from the previews, his performance is spellbinding. Those who have followed along with me in this blogging journey from the beginning, know that I used to be a working actor (in what now seems to me like a ”p

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Myanmar Rare Earths Stuff
One of my favorite novels is Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana.  If you are not familiar with the basic plot, a British expatriate living in Havana, desperate for a little extra cash, passes off sketches of vacuum cleaner parts to MI6, claiming they depict a secret military installation in the mountains. (The screen grab, from Carol Reed’s cinematic adaptation, is from a magnificent blog post on

In These Times
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The New Right’s Rabid Watchdog
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan evolved from your typical wingnut in the House to the man who might have been vice president. A boyishly handsome pol who, with a twinkle in his eye, proposes gutting Social Security and Medicare, Ryan is walking proof of the extent to which the Right has infiltrated America’s mainstream. What was once repugnant has become respectable, but it didn’t happen overnight.
Party of Entitled Rich Threatens Economy
Republicans, the party of the nation's entitled rich, are holding a knife to the throat of America's frail recovery. The GOP sore losers have America up against a wall. Republicans don't care that the majority of the country voted for a candidate who promised to raise taxes on the rich. Republicans don't care that an even larger majority—60 percent—told election day pollsters t

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Even Some Conservatives Now Favor Spreading the Wealth
By @TedFrier When Hostess swirled its last cupcake and packed its last cream-filled Twinkie, conservatives like George F. Will were quick to scold striking workers for not surrendering themselves to the reality that "market forces will have their way" by swallowing a 50% wage cut as the price of keeping their jobs. And when Bain Capital bought, and then outsourced to China, a Freeport, Illinois au
The Nightowl Newswrap
By@BGinKC It's the little things that mean the most, and do I have a golden opportunity for you to do a little thing that will mean a lot. My daughter's best friend is raising money to buy towels and wash cloths for homeless teens here in KC. Click the link and send her five bucks so she can reach her goal of 500 towels by December 25th. My generation may have gotten some things horribly wrong, b

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Only 10 years left to save rhinos
Poaching of rhinos and elephants has risen so sharply in Africa that the fate of the species are now at risk. Tens of thousands of elephants and at least 588 rhinos have lost their lives in 2012."The rhino faces extinction within 10 years if we do not reverse this trend," says Dr Joseph Okori, WWF's African Rhino Programme leader.In South Africa several rhinos are killed every day for their horns.
Shipping, overfishing pushing Yangtze finless porpoise towards extinction
Wuhan, China – The number of endangered finless porpoise spotted in an ongoing research expedition along the Wuhan-Yichang section of the Yangtze River has declined drastically with growing evidence pointing to impact of shipping and overfishing pushing the rare animal towards extinction, scientists on the expedition say.   The survey team has visually identified 39 individuals of the Yangtze finl

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Secession Clock Committee convening
by Mark Vogl:    The re-election of President Obama, the coming Constitutional Crisis over Obama Care & ongoing petitition work in several states set stage+

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Before Believing
I’m not even sure anymore what I believe in. I once directed a Saroyan play in which one of the characters asked another if he would die for what he believed in. The guy answers, “No. I might be wrong.” That’s where I am. —Sam Peckinpah Filed under: Cineman, Into The Light, Wyrds

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Taking the Knowledge of Doha Back to Kenya’s Rural Communities
The skyscraper Qatari capital city of Doha is a far cry from Cecilia Kibe’s home in Turkana district, a remote area in Kenya inhabited by mostly nomadic communities and pastoralists hit hard by the effects of climate change. But the agriculturalist-cum-sociologist has come here to the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), than

Centauri Dreams
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On Debris Disks and Super-Earths
The red dwarf Gliese 581 continues to draw the eye, whether or not the putative world Gl 581 g is there or not. The latter, whose existence has been the subject of controversy, would occupy a tantalizing place in its star’s habitable zone, though in some models the planet Gl 581 d might also skirt the outer edge of the HZ. Now we have interesting new work from the European Space Agency’s Herschel
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