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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

29 November - Blogs I'm Following II

10:36 pm MST


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 minutes ago
THE POOF VIDEO HAS BEEN PULLED FOR NOW UNTIL I CAN FIND OUT WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON. ------------------------------ -------- Original Message -------- From: "Kauilapele@yahoo.com" To: Poofness <2goforth safe-mail.net="safe-mail.net"> Cc: Suzy Star Subject: Well, here it is... Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:39:55 -1000 > http://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/expanded-post-important-video-interview-of-poof-by-brian-from-10-15-12/ > > You've probably seen this by now. I do hope this timing is right. AK said was okay to post and that "the protocols" should be completed. > > Than... more »

Everyone Agrees-- The Republican Committee Chairs Really Suck

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 36 minutes ago
Lucky for them Steve Israel gives all GOP committee chairs free passes to reelection-- and even luckier, Nancy Pelosi just reappointed Israel to head the DCCC next cycle, despite the abject failure he just presided over in "trying" to win back the House. Earlier today we were complaining because the GOP committee chairs are all white, all male, all corporate whores. Conservatives are fine with the lack of diversity but they're also uncomfortable with what a bunch of corrupt corporate whores Boehner managed to come up with for his A-Team. Republicans don't care that the Senate, run... more »

What If Israel Had Never Been Created?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
It does seem that as of today, the Palestinians can finally consider themselves as a full fledged nation in the eyes of the world. In spite of the Jewish control over America, and their control over many other western nations as well including my own Canada, the criminals have not been able to stop the vote today that gives the Palestinians UN representation. This is definitely a victory by the Palestinians against their evil Jewish oppressors! The more I see of the criminal state of Israel, the more I see a criminally psycho nation bent on not only the destruction of the Palestini... more »

Burt Rutan on Climate Change - WUWT-TV November 14th 2012

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
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Obama Romney lunch summit

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 2 hours ago
And so the presidential election of 2012 comes to a close. President Obama hosts not president Willard Mitt Romney at a private White House luncheon. The body language in the official White House photo speaks volumes. [Pete Souza photo] That was in front in of the camera. Suspect inside their heads, it looked more like this. They dined on white turkey chili and Southwestern chicken salad...

Relocation of custodial parent

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
Mantyka v Dueck, 2012 SKCA 109 is a good source on the current law regarding relocation of a custodial parent: 49 The law can be summarized as follows: 1. The parent applying for a change in the custody or access order must meet the threshold requirement of demonstrating a material change in the circumstances affecting the child. 2. If the threshold is met, the judge on the application must embark on a fresh inquiry into what is in the best interests of the child, having regard to all the relevant circumstances relating to the child's needs and the ability ... more »

‘Exporting deforestation’: China is the kingpin of illegal logging

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Logs smuggled across the border from Myanmar to China. Photo © EIA via mongabay.com] By Jeremy Hance 29 November 2012 (mongabay.com) – Runaway economic growth comes with costs: in the case of China's economic engine, one of them has been the world's forests. According to a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), China has become the number one importer of illegal wood products from around the world. Illegal logging—which threatens biodiversity, emits carbon, impoverishes local communities, and is often coupled with other crimes—has come under heavy pre... more »

Gloriosky! Now the administration is supposed to tiptoe around the imagined "goodwill" of congressional Republicans who don't have any?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"What they saw through those yellow-gold lenses, they never forgot. And neither will you, my friends."* *After all these decades since I last saw this episode of Boris Karloff's Thriller, "The Cheaters," from 1960, I find that the whole darned thing is on YouTube! We learn from Boris K that the old-time Dutch scientist who created the Cheaters and then boldly looked into a mirror "hanged himself before dawn."* *"The choice of a successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state has turned into an unexpectedly nasty political fight that could cost the White House valuable g... more »

A Legal Framework for Criminalizing the GWOT - Michel Chossudovsky Presents in Kuala Lumpur

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
YouTube video description [Channel - Corbett Report]: Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, presents to the "9/11 Revisited: Seeking the Truth" conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2012.

Adding Insult To Injury: Site 911

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*This is the perfect expression of the nature of Israel's leaders.* An excerpt from a Washington Post article called, *"U.S. overseeing mysterious construction project in Israel"*: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to supervise construction of a five-story underground facility for an Israel Defense Forces complex, oddly named “Site 911,” at an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv. Expected to take more than two years to build, at a cost of up to $100 million, the facility is to have classrooms on Level 1, an auditorium on Level 3, a laboratory, shock-resistant doors, protec... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 4 hours ago
* * *http://www.freetheearthlings.com/* * * *HOW TO SHAKE OFF THE AWARENIVORES* (by Waves Forest) [January 2012] * PART ONE: WHO CONTROLS THE CONTROLLERS?* What is keeping humans from reaching their full potential? What prevents modern civilizations from becoming truly civilized? More and more people are feeling the impulse to evolve to a higher state. What is holding us back? We can imagine in great detail what a harmonious culture would be like. We have plenty of evidence of past societies that were stable, peaceful and maintained healthy long-term relat... more »

Mini the kitten

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago

Palestinians win implicit U.N. recognition of sovereign state

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 4 hours ago
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/29/us-palestinians-statehood-idUSBRE8AR0EG20121129 *Palestinians win implicit U.N. recognition of sovereign state* Palestinian president at U.N. ahead of vote Wed, Nov 28 2012 By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS | Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:46pm EST *(Reuters) - The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the world body to issue its long overdue "birth certificate."* There were 138 votes in favor, nine a... more »

Four Years Ago You Were Warned That Harper's Ideology Would Be Harmful To Your Health ....

leftdog at Buckdog - 4 hours ago
*Four years ago, this blog predicted that Stephen Harper's ideology would be harmful to your health. * *I was totally accurate in that prediction! * *-XL Foods Memo: Directive For Alberta Plant Food Inspectors To Ignore Contaminants On Meat * *... where is the RCMP when you need them???? ... *


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 5 hours ago
This was posted at the 2012 Scenario

Palestine Wins Status of State in Vote by U.N. Assembly

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
New York Times More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to grant Palestine the upgraded status of nonmember observer state in the United Nations, a stinging defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who was weakened by the recent eight days of fighting in Gaza. The new ranking could make it easier for the Palestinians to pursue Israel in international legal forums, but it remained unclear what effect it would have on attaining what both sides say they want — a two-state solution. Still, the vote offered a show... more »

Further pretentiousness

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 6 hours ago
*Happiness is a Warm Gun* ** Is a textbook example of just what John Lennon’s genius was. For a great musician he wasn’t actually that great at music. Amongst other things he was a rhythm guitarist with a poor sense of rhythm. His talent, in terms of composition, was being able to capitalise on his lack of fluency leading him to original ideas that would not occur to more proficient musicians. The Times music journalists famously complimented Lennon on his use of Aeolian cadences, John hadn’t a clue what they were. Working with Paul McCartney and to a lesser extent with George Ma... more »

Polar ice sheets shrinking worldwide, study confirms

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
[image: Adam LeWinter installs a camera on the Greenland ice sheet in 2009. The polar ice sheets are indeed shrinking—and fast, according to a comprehensive 2012 study on climate change. James Balog / National Geographic] By Christine Dell'Amore 29 November 2012 (National Geographic News) – The polar ice sheets are indeed shrinking—and fast, according to a comprehensive new study on climate change. And the effects, according to an international team, are equally clear—sea levels are rising faster than predicted, which could bring about disastrous effects for people and wildlife.... more »

Elsewhere: Filibuster, Fiscal Cliff, Social Security

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 7 hours ago
A few from this week... At PP Tuesday, I argued that the evidence from nominations showed that Mitch McConnell's claim that increased cloture was a result of Harry Reid "filling the tree" and blocking GOP amendments is wrong. Then today at PP I tried to explain the bizarre Republican habit of insisting that they should pick the Democratic negotiating position -- now, demanding that Democrats propose Medicare cuts, and earlier, insisting that Barack Obama should support Simpson-Bowles. And yesterday, I had one about Dick Durbin's proposal for a special commission on Social Security ... more »

AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
The Guardian Glenn Greenwald [image: Iran ap] An article published by Associated Press about Iran's nuclear program has sparked controversy (screen shot of AP story) *(updated below w/AP's response)* It's important to return to the story about AP's nuclear Iran "exclusive" which I wrote about yesterday. Although it was intuitively obvious that the graph trumpeted by AP as scary and incriminating of Iran's nuclear program was actually a farce, there is now new, overwhelming, very compelling scientific evidence that is the case. Whether as victim or recklessly culpable participant,... more »

Elder of Ziyon: "Historic Palestine"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago

Super-size this strike

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 7 hours ago
First there was the Black Friday Walmart Walkout. Today brings a fast food workers strike: Today in New York City, though, hundreds of workers at dozens of fast-food chain stores are walking out on strike, demanding better of those jobs. At McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell, and Domino's Pizza locations, workers have been organizing, and today they launch their campaign. They want a raise, to $15-an-hour from their current near-minimum wage pay, and recognition for their independent union, the Fast Food Workers Committee. In all these corporate worker actions, the m... more »

Does The Thought Of Another Bush Presidency Make You Want To Puke? Many Conservatives Agree

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
But he's not a Mormon Jeb Bush is on the short list of which GOP presidential hopefuls the party's moneyed Establishment is ready to bankroll in 2016. And if Wall Street-friendly Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, Republicans can't take these people for granted. They like Bush; he's a known quantity and tends to be more like his father (a mainstream conservative) than his brother (an easily manipulated moron). They want someone like Bush, Ryan or Christie or a boring old slice of ratty whitebread like Portman or Thune and they *don't* want some kind of crazed Tea Party socio... more »

Pentagon preparing to activate global missile defense system in expectation of North Korean missile launch

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
*More here:* http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/28/inside-the-ring-north-korean-missile-launch-set/?page=all#pagebreak

Rob Ford Gets Bad Lip Reading Treatment

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
Because I can. And because this made me giggle uncontrollably. And because I will probably want to see it again. BONUS: If you liked that, you'll like Jackpot Fishy Poopypants h/t Torontoist

GAIA PORTAL: Higher D magnetic and temporal codes have activated

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
*Higher D magnetic and temporal codes have activated* by ÉirePort Higher D magnetic and temporal codes have activated. Supreme sensations come rapidly to all Hue-manity. Humanity general also receives these, but activations occur later. Movement to Higher D elevations occurs readily now, as old paradigm patterns dissolve. Illusion is no longer supported in any aspect and rapidly appears, then dis-appears, from consciousness. "Second-class" or lower choices are not supported, rather only those which are connected to Higher Self. Gaia shines with the Joy of Highest ... more »

Fearful Republicans try to wriggle out of their own fiscal trap

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 8 hours ago
Republicans, clearly having taken no lesson from the last election, are stuck on the same stupid tactics. Apparently they think they can bluff and bluster their way into luring Democrats into a trap over the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations. Seeing some amount of panic among the left that the Dems will fall for it again, but so far, I'm not seeing it. Politico quotes a “top Democratic official” who paints the picture simply: “Rob Nabors [the White House negotiator], has been saying: ‘This is what we want on revenues on the down payment. What’s your guys’ ask on the entitlement ... more »

REMOVINGTHESHACKLES.COM: Bolivian Pres Evo Morales: Dec 21 Is The End of Hatred & The Beginning of Love

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 8 hours ago
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2012/11/bolivian-pres-evo-morales-dec-21-is-end.html THURSDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2012 *Bolivian Pres Evo Morales: Dec 21 is the end of hatred & the beginning of love* My Question is: How many other world leaders know and understand this? How many would admit to knowing this? In MY opinion, the massive changes that are about to happen- politically and financially/economically - are due to the fact that the world leaders KNOW what December 21, 2012 means for humanity. The push to oust the cabal began in earnest in the spring of 2011, when... more »

McCain, Lévy Openly Conspire Against World Peace

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 8 hours ago
Against the will of the international community, in open defiance of their own contrived international law, American and French warmongers openly plot the destruction of Syria. *November 29, 2012* (LD) - A recent event held by the Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy Initiative, featured a "conversation" with Senator John McCain and self-proclaimed "philosopher" Bernard-Henri Lévy. Both men played a pivotal role in arranging and promoting the arming, funding, and diplomatic recognition of terrorists in Libya who have now overrun much of the country, committed wide scale atrocities, and ... more »

Offshore secrets revealed: the shadowy side of a booming industry

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 9 hours ago
Home of Sarah Petre-Mears on Nevis. Photograph: James Ball/guardian.co.uk Offshore secrets revealed: the shadowy side of a booming industry *A worldwide research effort in collaboration with BBC Panorama and the ICIJ reveals the people behind these anonymous companies* David Leigh, Harold Frayman and James Ball The Guardian, Sunday 25 November 2012 15.00 ES The existence of an extraordinary global network of sham company directors, most of them British, can be revealed. The UK government claims such abuses were stamped out long ago, but a worldwide joint investigation by th... more »

Greenland glacier melting 5 times faster than in 1990s

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Scientists have definitive new evidence that shows all but one of the world's major ice sheets are shrinking. The study, which will be published in the magazine Science on Friday, marks the first time scientists have come up with a way to measure the changing size of the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica that they can all agree on. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/29/pol-ice-sheets-melting-greenland.html

Yaqui Brigades for the Defense of Water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
*Yaqui announce Brigades in Defense of Water in Mexico, as Hopi, Navajo and O'odham defend sacred water* ** *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/11/yaqui-brigades-for-defense-of-water.html Yaquis in Sonora, Mexico said they will defend their rights to the Rio Yaqui, against the theft of water by the government of Mexico for the Independence Aqueduct. Yaqui said blocking the major highway through their territory is their defense against the pipeline that would take Rio Yaqui water to the city of Hermosillo in the state of Sonora. Sonora is the state ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
Landrieu administration official meets with city employees group on changes to civil service ~Charles Maldonado, *Gambit*

Boot Camp Graduation Day 0

Southern Man at Southern Man - 9 hours ago
The beginning of a four-day adventure in which Southern Man teaches his afternoon class and then goes to the airport to fly to Chicago to meet up with Southern Parents and Southern Sister in Waukegan, IL, near Great Lakes Naval Station, where Teen Daughter The Elder will graduate Navy boot camp tomorrow morning.

Leveson, Dear Lord!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*“I can’t believe a great democracy like ours is questioning the need for a free press—it is a fundamental pillar of it.”* - Dr Liam Fox, UK MP, tweeting his response to the Leveson Inquiry "Leveson has recommended legislation to "protect press freedom,” although he doesn't identify what threatens it. Typically, the number one threat to press freedom, is legislation." - Liberty Scott, “What you need to know about Leveson” In the wake of Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into the British press, into media ‘culture and ethics, into telephone hacking and press intrusions into politi... more »

Syria Has Just Been Taken Offline

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 hours ago
Wired Noah Shachtman *Updated 1:37 pm.* Syria has been largely cut off from the rest of the internet — just as rebel forces are making some of their biggest advances yet against the Assad regime. “From what we are seeing,” information security specialist Chris Ginley tells Danger Room, “Syria is offline.” The network monitoring group Renesys reported on Thursday that 77 networks — 92% of the country’s total — began experiencing outages at 10:26 Greenwich Mean Time. But Syria’s apparently systematic disconnection from the internet actually began at least a week earlier, according ... more »

Maryland Family Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government, Claims CIA was Responsible for the Death of Their Father and Lied About Its Involvement, Says Gilbert LLP

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
Herald Online Gilbert LLP Dr. Frank Olson Eric and Nils Olson, the victim's sons, claim that Dr. Olson had a crisis of conscience about continuing his research into the use of biological weapons and mind control techniques after witnessing extreme interrogations in which the CIA committed murder using the biological agents that he had helped to develop. Shortly afterwards, the lawsuit alleges, CIA officials drugged Dr. Olson with LSD and then took him to New York under the pretense of psychiatric treatment by a CIA doctor who turned out to be an allergist. Plaintiffs claim that ... more »

Wal-Mart's Labor Practices and the International Race to the Bottom

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Below you will find an editorial that criticizes Wal-Mart for its role in shaping labor policies and regulations in Bangladesh, where a recent fire in a garment factory killed workers: Wal-Mart’s strategy of deniability for workers’ safety Harold Meyerson. The Washington Post Nov 27 http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harold-meyerson-wal-marts-strategy-of-deniability-for-workers-safety/2012/11/27/8e59f88c-38c6-11e2-8a97-363b0f9a0ab3_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines[Excerpted] ....the very essence of the Wal-Mart system is to employ thousands upon thousands of workers through contrac... more »

Citizens Have Right To Film Police

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Supreme Court Confirms Citizens Right to Film Police By Martha Neil, ABA Journal 28 November 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/345-justice/14766-focus-supreme-court-confirms-citizens-right-to-film-police [Excerpted] The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a federal appeals court decision finding it unconstitutional to enforce an Illinois state law that makes it a felony to videotape police officers working in public if a microphone is turned on. The law had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, and a divided panel of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Cir... more »

Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Supreme Court Case Raises Larger Diversity Issues at UT-Austin

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
Though the UT-Austin student body is among the most diverse in the country, other related issues plague the school and its history. Photo by Eric Gay / AP / Christian Science Monitor. Supreme Court focus on UT student DNA masks pressing issues The matter being debated by the Supreme Court is not apt to really address the long uneven evolution of the University of Texas toward integration. By

Paul Krassner : Behind the 'Twinkie Defense'

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
The smoking Twinkie? Image from candidaabrahamson. Guilty pleasure: Behind the 'Twinkie Defense' The psychiatrist testified that, on the night before the murders, White 'just sat there in front of the TV set, binging on Twinkies.' By Paul Krassner / The Rag Blog / November 29, 2012 The apparent demise of the Twinkie brings back memories for me... A dozen police cars had been set on fire,


Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago
The following video is an interview with POOF by Brian for the American Kabuki blog. I am pleased to have Brian as part of the American Kabuki ground crew. I am sure you will enjoy his debut interview for the American Kabuki blog as much as I have. Poof asked me to delay posting this video because some groundwork for the new financial system was not yet complete, which is why its being released 6 weeks after the fact. Poof informed me Tuesday that I could post this Thursday as the protocols would be completed. I apologize for the delay. I thought it better to delay this v... more »

Thought's for the Brain - why're you talking to me like that?

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 10 hours ago
Have you ever had somebody walk up to you at work, grinning away manically, and you just think “what do you want from me?” I have been pondering some concurrent phenomena, modern management techniques and systemic infantilsation. It is a shame, in a way, that there are so many socialists who become teachers or lecturers. Not because the teaching profession shouldn’t be organised or that socialist teachers can’t open minds or make a difference in young people’s lives. Unfortunately the primary product of the education system is not knowledge (if it is tell me all you remember of tr... more »


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *Top US Healthcare Giant: GMOs Are Devastating Health* ------------------------------ *by* Anthony Gucciardi *November 27th, 2012* | Updated 11/27/2012 at 4:56 pm Original Here ------------------------------ Just days after a leading genetically modified organism (GMO) researcher spoke out against GMOs and how many pro-GMO ‘scientists’ are in bed with Monsanto or carry their own GMO patents, the *largest managed healthcare provider in the United States* is now* publicly speaking out against GMOs*. In a recent newsletter, the Kaiser Permanente co... more »

Officer Lawrence DePrimo Buys Boots For Homeless New Yorker

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
On a cold night in early November a New York policeman came across a homeless man with nothing on his feet - and bought him a pair of boots. The moment of kindness would have gone quietly unnoticed had it not been snapped by a passing tourist who then posted the photograph to the NYPD's Facebook page. http://news.sky.com/story/1018373/new-york-good-cops-boots-gift-is-web-hit

Syria's Internet Cut Off Amid Airport Clashes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Chart: Akamai Traffic to Syria On November 29 (Pic: akamai.com/stateoftheinternet) Syria has been cut off from the internet amid fierce fighting in the capital which saw rebels claiming they have blocked access to the capital city's airport. The unprecedented nationwide blackout was reported by two US-based internet-monitoring companies and confirmed by activists in the country. Renesys, a network security firm that studies web disruptions, said Syria effectively disappeared from the internet at 12.26pm local time while Akamai Technologies, which distributes content on the interne... more »

The Leveson Report

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 11 hours ago
Million pound fines. Full transparency of behind-the-scenes meetings between the press and politicians. A "conscience clause" for journalists. Lowering the cap on media ownership. Tough, new independent regulation of the press. Lord Justice Leveson has produced a report (summary here, in full here) whose key findings and recommendations few would disagree on. In fact, in his statement earlier in the Commons, Dave was at pains to express his agreement with everything Leveson had to say. All, that is, except for the means of implementing it. While it is bad form to second guess the m... more »

Nightingale Freed: Jailed SAS Sniper Walks Free

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The sergeant convicted of illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition thanks the "great British public" after winning an appeal. http://news.sky.com/story/1018457/nightingale-jailed-sas-sniper-walks-free

WH: Obama 'Is Not Particularly Concerned' Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
Weekly Standard Daniel Halper In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people: "What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible. And whether we... more »

Anonimous Hacks DEBKA

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 11 hours ago
http://pastebin.com/ESZXPw8J Greetings Citizens of the world, This is Anonymous. DEBKA.com is an Israeli-Based News-Agency, which has tied relations with Israeli Intelligence Agency (MOSSAD) and Military sources, “Tongue of MOSSAD”. DEBKA first started around 2000 in purpose of polluting media with Zionist-Oriented news and rumors. DEBKA also analyzes on how people react to news and information offered by the agency in their state of art laboratory. Using these methods the agency has got the ability to release news and rumors in subjects which have most impact in the eyes of reade... more »

Arbol de navidad fuera de la cabaña en el bosque

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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BANANA REPUBLIC BENGHAZI: Any complaint will do!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012* *Concerning the Libyan president:* Do you live in a banana republic? We think you do. Consider this: Susan Collins thinks that Ambassador Rice should have agreed, right there on the spot, with the Libyan president. And Maureen Dowd thinks that makes sense! (See our previous post.) Sadly, that *doesn’t* make sense. Just to refresh you, here is the passage from yesterday’s column in which Dowd transmitted this nonsense: DOWD (11/28/12): When Rice heard the president of the Libyan National Congress tell Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation,” right before he... more »

Democrats Could Make Sure Working Families Come Out Ahead In The Grand Bargain-- But Do They Want That?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Remember how the Republicans whined all year about how Obamacare was cutting Medicare and what an outrage that was? Their base was paying attention and now conservatives are sold on the notion that Congress must not cut Medicare. I bet Ryan, Boehner and the crew would like to strangle Romney if they could find him now! Sixty percent of Americans favor raising taxes on incomes over $250,000. Sixty three percent of independents, 65 percent of moderates, and even 47 percent of conservatives, agree. By contrast, 67 percent of Americans * oppose* raising the Medicare eligibility age-- ... more »

May a court require that a bankrupt disclose the identity of the person paying the bankrupt’s legal fees in proceedings arising out of the bankruptcy? No

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Kaiser (Re), 2012 ONCA 838 holds the identity of the person paying legal bills for a bankrupt is privileged: [16] Whether a court may order disclosure of the identity of a person paying the legal fees of a bankrupt in proceedings arising out of the bankruptcy depends upon whether that information is protected by solicitor-client privilege. For the reasons that follow, I am satisfied that, on this record, the identity of the person paying Mr. Kaiser's legal fees on the motion to remove Mr. Davis's firm as solicitors of record is protected by that privilege and ought not to h... more »

Cyber war...Parastoo Hacks IAEA

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 11 hours ago

What America Needs Now - It's Own King Canute

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
Americans are beginning to wake up to the realization that they're enormously vulnerable to the ravages of climate change. The United States is already beset by massive flooding in some regions, protracted drought in a lot of the country, tornadoes, hurricanes, you name it. And then there's sea level rise. Even though some States have tried to legislate against it, sea level rise is one of those things you can't escape, can't hide. It is what it is as the people of New York and New Jersey recently discovered. Now there are satellite data showing that sea level rise is increasin... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012* *Screeching and mashing bananas:* Banana republics are often fueled by the things which *don’t* get said. Last evening, Wolf Blitzer didn’t speak up when two of his guests made obvious misstatements. This morning, Scott Shane didn’t list the (frequently crazy) accusations still being made against Rice. Yesterday, Maureen Dowd did. Dowd had spoken to Susan Collins, the deeply troubled Republican senator from Maine who is up for re-election, not that that matters a whit. According to Dowd, Collins had a list of questions which had her troubled in mind. ... more »

Ciudad de Corsica Francia

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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To every season, there is a lie

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 12 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg I may have to stop calling him Lyin' Bill because the word *lie* implies some knowledge of saying something that isn't true. I think at this point we have to question his sanity. True, the need to divide the country with his annual War on Christmas fugue may have some purpose, like keeping the duller class enraged enough to make puppets and pawns out of them and since running in circles screeching Benghazi! Benghazi! doesn't seem to be quite enough to rally the demoralized dimwits Fox needs to keep in the GOP barnyard, they need something. But of course dropping su... more »

Perros lobo jalando un trineo en la nieve

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Thousands evacuated in U.K. as major flooding follows record drought – ‘We have not seen that sort of turnaround before’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 12 hours ago
[image: The U.K. edition of the Creamfields dance music festival was cancelled after being hit with massive flooding that turned the festival site near Warrington into a gigantic swamp. 26 August 2012] LONDON, 29 November 2012 (ClimateWire) – More than 1,100 homes across the United Kingdom have had to be evacuated after being flooded over the past week as persistent and at times torrential rains falling on already sodden ground have followed the country's wettest summer on record. Four wet weather fronts in a row in just 10 days in late November caused misery across Wales and the ... more »

Dark matter discovery: behind the corner?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
*Clara Moskowitz did a pretty good job* Two days ago, I read a popular article about dark matter: Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved It was written by Clara Moskowitz, an important editor of Space.com, and I thought that the article was unusually good. The article sketched what dark matter is, what it is composed of according to the most convincing theories (WIMP or axion, and speculations on hidden dimensions properly identified as a cheery on a pie), the arguments in favor and against of the superpartners as dark matter particle candidates, and the ongoing experiments as we... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 12 hours ago
*Mr. and Mrs. Kerry and Mr. and Mrs. Assad, during a private lunch in a restaurant in Damascus in 2009. * Here is Thierry Meyssan's view of what will be Obama's foreign policy. It is not necessarily our view. *Obama II: the Purge of the Generals and the Pact - with Russia, Iran and Syria against China.* *By Thierry Meyssan* of Voltaire Network, November 27, 2012 *http://www.voltairenet.org/article176644.html* / *arthur zbygniew: obama II : la purge et le pacte* With greater legitimacy brought about by his re-election, President Barack Obama is preparing to launch a new foreign p... more »

Syria shuts off internet access across the country

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
US company which tracks internet traffic, said that at 12.26pm, Syria's international internet connectivity shut down completely. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/syria-blocks-internet

Minimum price for alcohol is illegal: Europe's warning to Cameron as he pushes ahead with price hike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The nine-page letter from Brussels to the Prime Minister says the scheme would break laws governing the free movement of goods. * http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240257/Alcohol-price-rules-illegal-European-Commission-warns-David-Cameron.html *

Buho en el agua junto a un caballito de mar

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Santa con angeles entregando regalos en su trineo

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Graph of the Day: OPEC 12 Crude Oil Production, 2002-2012

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 12 hours ago
[image: Monthly crude oil production for 12 OPEC countries, 2002-2012. Data from the monthly IEA Oil Market Reports via The Oil Drum] By Euan Mearns 28 November 2012 Executive summary OPEC is currently pumping at close to near term and historic highs of 31.2 mmbpd of crude oil. Outside of Saudi Arabia, the majority of spare capacity is deemed to lie in Iran and Nigeria. Iran could certainly pump more if permitted to do so by the international community. It is doubtful that Nigeria could. The UAE Kuwait, Qatar, Libya, Algeria and Venezuela are all pumping at close to capacity lev... more »

Ryanair finally scrap unlawful £6 debit card fee... and introduce a blanket £6 'website admin fee' PLUS 2% credit card charge on the same day

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
From tomorrow customers who pay by credit card face the double-whammy of having to pay a new 2 per cent processing fee and a £6 admin fee, Ryanair has confirmed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240390/Anger-Ryanair-finally-scrap-unlawful-6-debit-card-fee--introduce-6-website-admin-fee-day.html


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
*Houston! We have a problem!* * Tar Sands Blockade [image: This morning Diane Wilson was arrested after locking her neck to a tanker truck attempting to enter the Valero Refinery in Houston. “All my life the Gulf Coast has been an environmental sacrifice zone, and enough is enough. Keystone XL will bring the dirtiest fuel on the planet right down to the Gulf, where already overburdened communities like Manchester will be forced to suffer even more. After decades of toxic air in Manchester, I refuse to just let them continue to punish this community. I won’t eat until Valero divests ... more »

The Narrow Scope of Climate Change Adaptation

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
The rearguard argument of the fossil fuelers is that "we'll adapt." Don't make a big deal out of this, we'll find ways to cope. It's the same argument that we, the major emitters, are making to the poorest and most vulnerable nations - learn to adapt. We're even supposed to be (but aren't) putting up hundreds of billions of dollars to help them do just that. There, problem solved, now let's move on. Except we're now finding that adaptation strategies tend to have a limited threshold beyond which they simply no longer work. "*People in developing countries have been learning ... more »

Hombre caminando a la orilla de la playa

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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American Zen on CreateSpace

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
I'm sorry I haven't been screaming my fool head off of late on matters political and social. I've been busy setting up my dedicated book blog Kindle in the Wind, reuploading a lot of files on my new Scribd account. And for the last 24 hours or so, in between my neverending job search, I was busy reformatting, uploading, designing and proofing the Create Space edition of *American Zen*. The templates they give you largely suck and doesn't allow me to use the cover done by my soul sister Alicia Morgan two and a half years ago but when CreateSpace offers to give you a physical cop... more »

UN climate scientist: Sandy no coincidence

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 12 hours ago
[image: Satellite view of Hurricane Sandy, at 9:02 am EST on 28 October 2012. NASA GOES Project] By KARL RITTER, with contributions from AP Environment Writer Michael Casey 27 November 2012 DOHA, Qatar (AP) – Though it's tricky to link a single weather event to climate change, Hurricane Sandy was "probably not a coincidence" but an example of the extreme weather events that are likely to strike the U.S. more often as the world gets warmer, the U.N. climate panel's No. 2 scientist said Tuesday. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, the vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate C... more »

Saturn Storm Clouds Captured By Probe

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has captured dramatic images of rolling storm clouds on Saturn. The pictures were obtained while the spacecraft was "travelling the Saturnian system in a set of inclined, or tilted, orbits that give mission scientists a vertigo-inducing view of Saturn's polar regions," Nasa said. The results show storm clouds and a swirling vortex at the centre of Saturn's north polar hexagon. Nasa said Cassini has seen storms circling Saturn's north pole in the past, but only in infrared wavelengths because the north pole was in darkness. http://news.sky.com/story/101835... more »

When I Look At the World I Always See Canada

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago
These days most of my political views of Canada are informed by what I learn about events and conditions outside Canada. And, as I learn more of those events and conditions, I grow increasingly dissatisfied with how we conduct ourselves as Canadians. Many of us try to give ourselves a pass. We're just a tiny country. Less than 40-million after all. What we do or don't do really isn't going to impact elsewhere. We're insignificant. We can do what we like. As I learn more of what is going on elsewhere in the world it becomes increasingly apparent how connected we all are a... more »

North Korea pushing ahead with new nuclear reactor: IAEA

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
North Korea has made further progress in the construction of a new atomic reactor, the U.N. nuclear chief reported on Thursday, a facility that may extend the country's capacity to produce material for nuclear bombs. Pyongyang "has continued construction of the light water reactor and largely completed work on the exterior of the main buildings," Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/29/us-korea-north-nuclear-idUSBRE8AS0OT20121129

Social Security Lies/Blankfein Madness! (Judge Orders Tobacco Companies to Admit Deception)

I think it's just polite that our mainstream media (MSM) heroes interview m/billionaire bankers in order to arrive at how much the lower classes need to sacrifice for the upper-classes' lifestyles not to have to ever change. BLANKFEIN: But in general, entitlements have to be slowed down and contained. PELLEY: Because we can't afford them going forward? BLANKFEIN: Because we can't afford them

Niña haciendo su muñeco de nieve

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 13 hours ago
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URGENT: NATO Preparing Psy-Op in Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
Internet connections & telecom reportedly failing across Syria, right as NATO has finished preparing their proxy "SNC" and readies for final push. *November 29, 2012* (LD) - In early summer, NATO had attempted to overwhelm Damascus and Aleppo with a torrent of psychological operations, communication disruptions, foreign terrorists crossing Syria's borders, and a devastating assassination of top Syrian officials in the heart of Damascus. The idea was to cause panic, division, mass defections and fold the Syrian state when in reality, it was more than able to fight on. Syria called t... more »

New Canadian Terrorism Laws

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
*HARPER TO PASS MORE MEASURES TO JAIL CANADIANS MORE EASILY* * British Columbia Civil Liberties Association BCCLA Statement on Reintroduction of Anti-Terrorism Provisions* *Censored News* *Nov. 29, 2012* ** Bill S-7, also known as the ‘Combating Terrorism Act’, would allow persons to be detained for up to three days without charge (“preventive arrest”); strip individuals of their basic rights as accused under criminal proceedings to know and challenge evidence against them; threaten them with criminal punishment; and compel individuals to testify in secret before a judge in an “invest... more »

Inmate: James Holmes Told Me He Was ‘Programmed’ To Kill by “Evil” Therapist

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago

Nationwide Internet blackout in Syria as civil war rages

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago

Sandy Cough Plagues Homeowners Cleaning Up

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sandy-Cough-Cleanup-Dust-Debris-Mold-Air-Quality-181054771.html

Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses Officers: 33 burglaries a day

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/11/28/phil-matier-oakland-crime-rate-worries-city-officials /

Frank Olson: Family sues CIA over military scientist's mysterious death

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago


Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
If you're as sick of lame ducks and austerity bombs as I am, how about we delve into some real excitement today: the annual debate on the Senate filibuster. Just as he has done almost every year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is again threatening to tweak the procedure that has allowed the Republican minority to essentially bring the business of the already lumbering body to a screeching halt. Last time, he and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached a "gentleman's agreement" in which both sides promised to play nice and not abuse the privilege. We can see how well that little w... more »

Romney Campaign Still Math-Challenged

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 13 hours ago
A bunch of liberals (here's one; here's another) had good fun yesterday with an op-ed by Romney strategist Stuart Stevens yesterday. The main point of the ribbing was that Romney's campaign apparently still doesn't quite understand that all the votes count, not just those from the groups they really liked. But unless I missed it, no one noticed that Stevens still doesn't seem to have any idea of just how badly Romney lost. He says "Nor are we idiots because we came a little more than 320,000 votes short of winning the Electoral College in 2012." 320,000 votes? I don't think so. By ... more »

Quick Movie Reviews

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
Over the last week, I saw two of the movies that critics have been raving about: *Lincoln* and *Argo*. *Lincoln* was okay but a bit disappointing compared to expectations. It is too hagiographic for my taste. *Argo* was great.

Homeland Security adds underwater drones to their arsenal with robots based on fish

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago

Heavy Emissions Visible TBS JNN Cam

Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
I've included a screen shot from the Tepco webcam for the time stamp but the emissions are most visible on the TBS JNN cam over and to the right of unit 2 <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAXsAAADaCAIAAADIa3WjAAAgAElEQVR4nOy9V7ccx3U/OsgHJ5/JHSt2T+ow6eRzkEmCIEESFAkwgARAJCLnQASSAgMoQhCDREokLSvYls0lacnWgx/8Efxf934CvxDUB7kPu7umOszggLbvfbm1ap01Z6a7umrX3r/aqaoz//Vf/5XJZNatW5fJZDKZzOrVqzOZzKpVqzJSWbUqs2bNavi8Zu3qTCazanVmzZrV69atgyvF9atXr16zZo24EVoTZe3atevWrVu3bt2GDRvEZatXrxZPDx8XeXpql8SX4vu1a9eI3mZWZaKXZ1atWrV+/Xr5G/FvrOXUInq7Zs2a1atXr127Vty4atUquf/Dw8Mw0mSHZcrIz121... more »

'Pro-life' My Ass

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 14 hours ago
Disgust and shame are warring in my head over this. I think disgust is winning. An attempt to remove the obstacles that prevent Canadian generic drug companies from copying life-saving pharmaceuticals and shipping them to the world’s poorest countries at cut-rate prices has been defeated by the Conservative government. A private member’s bill sponsored by New Democrat MP Hélène Laverdière that aimed to correct the many flaws in Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime went down to a narrow defeat Wednesday evening when all but seven members of the Conservative caucus voted against it. ... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012* *Timesman steers clear of the shoals:* Do we really have a banana republic press corps? On the bright side, Scott Shane presents some cogent information in his News Analysis piece in today’s New York Times. What was the source of the “talking points” used by Ambassador Rice on the September 16 Sunday shows? Shane explains in his front-page report. In fact, Rice went outside those “talking points” in several ways, a point Shane fails to mention. But he does present a cogent account of the way that official assessment was devised. According to Shane, “... more »

There's Only One Position and It's Filled

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 14 hours ago
Call him what you like, Beelzebub, the Prince of Darkness, the Baron of Bland, today's Corporate Canada has its administrator in chief and we call him Stephen J. Harper. Here's a secret: the Liberals and New Democrats want Harper's job. They want one of their guys to become the next C.E.O. of Corporate Canada. They want Harper out. They're not trying to dismantle the corporation. I read a lot of nonsense about what the "left" should be doing or how the "progressive" parties should be doing this or that. And each time I see those references I ask myself, "what 'left'" or "wha... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
Drew Brees: Everyone knows the bounty investigation was a sham

Gas Station Contamination Leads to Demolition

By: Duane Craig More than a dozen homes near Loch Raven Village, Md., are slated for demolition in the wake of petroleum contamination that first came to light back in 1987, according to the Essex-Middle River Patch. Apparently, a Hess gas station leaked gasoline that drained downhill, collected in the ground water and beneath homes where it caused vapor intrusion problems. The company settled with 17 of the property owners, however the details of the settlement weren’t released to the public. One resident, however, who did not receive a buyout settlement, claims he still deals wi... more »

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