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Thomas Paine

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Monday, November 5, 2012

5 November - Blogs I`m Following II

11:23 pm MST

Some US 2012 Election Predictions (Updated)

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 12 minutes ago
Electoral Outcomes For obvious reasons, I’m much less confident of my predictions in 2012 than in 2008. I think there’s a good chance that Florida, Colorado, and Virginia might go the other way. North Carolina and New Hampshire could as well. Regardless, it looks pretty likely that Obama is going to win re-election. I’m betting Continue reading

Hillary Clinton Aims To Rewrite History, Says Islamic Extremists Hijacked Syrian "Revolution"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 minutes ago
*AFP Photo: Hillary Clinton speaking in Croatia on October 31, 2012. She attempted to rewrite history and rebrand the Jihadist-dominated opposition in Syria.* The U. S. plan to overthrow the regime in Syria was drawn up before the Arab Spring, so the discourse of the Arab Spring does not apply to Syria. Attempting to use the popular appeal of the Arab Spring to put political pressure on the Syrian regime is an act of irrationality and imperial hubris. It's like squaring a circle. Washington's "democracy and freedom" rhetoric does not serve the best interests of the Syrian people... more »

Repost: 2012 US Elections: Obamney vs. Rombama

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 minutes ago
War, economic collapse, and personal devastation await Americans no matter who they vote for - and what we should do instead. Tony Cartalucci Land Destroyer November 6, 2012 * * *Editor's Note: There is absolutely no difference between Romney and Obama - as illustrated in detail below, the very same policy makers will be handing the same script to the "president" no matter who wins in November. Beware of the retrenched false left-right paradigm run in concert by convicted criminal George Soros and Neo-Con media projects like Glenn Beck and World Net Daily (WND). They are desperately ... more »

Truth Militia Radio with John Friend

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 33 minutes ago
I just finished my second broadcast on *Truth Militia Radio*. My guest Jonathan Azaziah of the *Mask of Zion* and I discussed international Zionism and Jewish supremacy, the Talmudic origins of the "New World Order" conspiracy, "anti-Zionist" and "anti-war" activist groups that fail to discussion international Jewry, and the Jewish multicultural agenda versus the concept of international nationalism. You can download the full program *here*. Thanks for tuning in! By the way, I apologize for the static and interruptions, especially at the beginning of the show. During the show, ... more »

Rod Gellatly shot himself inside a Glasgow police station shortly after arriving at work in the morning

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 43 minutes ago
Constable Rod Gellatly is thought to have 'turned the gun on himself' after arriving at Baird Street police station in Glasgow at work as normal yesterday morning. Police refused to give any further detail but admitted officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the 41-year-old's death. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228200/Officer-killed-gun-fired-inside-Glasgow-police-station.html

HMRC chief blasted for 'failing to get to grips with tax avoidance' as she admits half of UK's 770 biggest firms funnel profits overseas

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 56 minutes ago
Half of the biggest companies working in the UK have headquarters overseas, many in low-tax regimes, it was revealed yesterday. Britain’s most senior tax official made the admission as she was slammed for ‘failing to get to grips with tax avoidance’ by an influential group of MPs. It came as the Government launched a crackdown on multi-national giants that slash their tax bills by using complex legal techniques to funnel profits overseas. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228448/HMRC-chief-blasted-failing-to-grips-tax-avoidance-admits-half-UKs-770-biggest-firms-funnel-profits... more »

Benefits cheat funded homes in Paris and London by stealing £58,000 from French AND British governments....I am sure she has learnt her lesson paying back just £20 per week

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 56 minutes ago
The cheat, who claims she has alcohol problems and cannot work because her arm is paralysed from being dropped as a child, is currently repaying the London council at the rate of just £20 a week. *How is she paying this 20 a week, are we the Tax Payer paying this?* * * http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228226/Benefits-cheat-stole-58-000-French-British-governments-claiming-Notting-Hill-flat-receiving-cash-Paris-home.html

Bombs in Bahrain's Capital Kill 2 Foreigners

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
CAIRO — Five bombs exploded in the capital of Bahrain on Monday, killing two foreign workers and critically injuring a third, in a sharp intensification of the violence that has simmered in the island nation since the beginning of a pro-democracy uprising 21 months ago. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/world/middleeast/bombs-in-bahrains-capital-kill-injure-bystanders.html?_r=0

Saudi confirms third case of newly discovered SARS-like virus

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A Saudi citizen in the capital Riyadh is the world's third confirmed case of a newly discovered SARS-related virus but he has now recovered from his illness, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. The potentially deadly novel coronavirus is from the same family as SARS but had only been confirmed in two previous cases: a 60-year-old Saudi man who died earlier this year, and a man from Qatar who was treated in a London hospital. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/04/us-coronavirus-saudi-idUKBRE8A30EH20121104

Thirty hippos die in anthrax outbreak at Kruger National Park, South Africa

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
An anthrax outbreak in the South African park has claimed the lives of 30 hippopotami in the past two weeks, according to a South African National Parks (SANParks) media release Nov. 5. The outbreak north of Kruger National Park, which initially began in August, has killed dozens of hippos in the Letaba and Olifants Rivers recently. Park officials are closely monitoring the situation. http://www.examiner.com/article/thirty-hippos-die-anthrax-outbreak-at-kruger-national-park

South Korea shuts two nuclear reactors

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
South Korea was forced to shut down two nuclear reactors yesterday to replace components that had not been properly vetted, a minister said, warning of “unprecedented” power shortages to follow. Knowledge Economy Minister Hong Suk-Woo said the “non-core” components posed no safety threat and were unrelated to a string of systems malfunctions at reactors this year that triggered calls for a safety review. http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=541996&version=1&template_id=45&parent_id=25

FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down, New York

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
CRIBA, NY – November 4, at approximately 9:53 p.m., FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant experienced an automatic reactor shutdown. The automatic reactor shutdown was as a result of a main turbine trip that occurred while regularly scheduled turbine testing was being performed. Nuclear power plants are built with “defense-in-depth” safety design and construction. http://oswegocountytoday.com/?p=101083

An America That Believes Again In Investing In Tomorrow

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
We need dozens of Elizabeth Warrens in the Senate, scores of Alan Graysons in the House. But that isn't what the corrupt Beltway Establishment and their dipshit state-level wannabes are offering us tomorrow. We have no choice but to patiently build-- one Elizabeth Warren at a time... one Alan Grayson at a time. You may have seen the list of progressives we put up early Saturday. That's a start, a toehold against the incredible forces of reaction and capital that own one political party outright and dominate the other. No matter what happens tomorrow-- and polls indicate that some... more »

Iran slams anti-nuclear weapons treaty as discriminatory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Discriminatory implementation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has left many countries feeling that being a party to the anti-atom bomb pact hinders cooperation in the field atomic energy, Iran's U.N. ambassador said on Monday. Western diplomats and analysts have long expressed concern that Iran might one day follow North Korea's example and pull out of the NPT and produce a bomb. North Korea withdrew from the treaty in 2003 and tested nuclear devices in 2006 and 2009. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/05/us-nuclear-iran-treaty-idUSBRE8A41FN20121105

Iran nuclear fuel move may ease war fears - for now.....Well at least until Wednesday!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A slowdown in Iran's accumulation of its most sensitive nuclear material may have helped put off the threat of a new Middle East war for now, but Tehran's expanding uranium-enrichment capacity suggests any relief could be short-lived. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/05/us-nuclear-iran-uranium-idUSBRE8A418F20121105

NY area slowly coming back from Sandy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A week after superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City and the surrounding area, schools reopened and millions of commuters struggled to get back to work. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/05/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121105

U.S judge tosses Apple vs. Google lawsuit over patents

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
An Apple lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility unit over alleged patent abuse was thrown out on Monday just hours before trial, a setback for the iPhone maker in its efforts to gain leverage in the smartphone patent wars. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/06/net-us-google-patent-idUSBRE8A419M20121106

Negus McClean: Four Charged With Boy's Murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Negus McClean, 15, was found by police in Edmonton, north London, on April 10, 2011, with stab wounds to the chest and thigh. He died in hospital later that night. Billal Lariba and Brandon Hamilton, both 18 and from Enfield, and Tershan Edwards, also 18, from St Albans, will appear at Enfield Magistrates Court tomorrow alongside a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons. http://news.sky.com/story/1007461/negus-mcclean-four-charged-with-boys-murder

Breaching Whale Lands On Boat Injuring Three

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Three men have been injured, one seriously, after a breaching whale leapt out of the sea off South Africa and landed on their boat. "The men claim they were motoring slowly off-shore when a whale breached in front of their boat and came onto their boat, causing the boat and all three men to go under water as the whale sunk back into the water," said Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander. http://news.sky.com/story/1007515/breaching-whale-lands-on-boat-injuring-three

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 6th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 03:36:18 UTC Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 03:36:18 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 21.447°S, 178.786°W Depth 475.1 km (295.2 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 89 km (55 miles) S of Ndoi Island, Fiji

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 6th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 5.4 Date-Time Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 01:42:26 UTC Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 09:42:26 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.338°N, 122.135°E Depth 35.2 km (21.9 miles) Region MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA Distances 67 km (41 miles) ENE of Bunobogu, Indonesia

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 6th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 5.8 Date-Time Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 01:36:20 UTC Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 09:36:20 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.373°N, 122.181°E Depth 16.7 km (10.4 miles) Region MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA Distances 72 km (44 miles) ENE of Bunobogu, Indonesia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 6th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 00:07:13 UTC Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 11:07:13 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 9.218°S, 158.908°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region SOLOMON ISLANDS Distances 116 km (72 miles) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake PANAMA - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Monday, November 05, 2012 at 23:30:11 UTC Monday, November 05, 2012 at 06:30:11 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 9.307°N, 78.205°W Depth 63.8 km (39.6 miles) Region PANAMA Distances 3 km (1 miles) ENE of Playon Chico, Panama

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Monday, November 05, 2012 at 23:25:57 UTC Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 03:55:57 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.180°N, 71.042°E Depth 125.9 km (78.2 miles) Region HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN Distances 29 km (18 miles) NE of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan

Christy Clark, BC Liberals, Fiscally Challenged

The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
In her heart, in her heart she is praying the media beat up the NDP and promote her idiocy.. Below is the North America Henry Hub for natural gas....Those are indeed long-term price contracts MonthChartsLastChangePrior SettleOpenHighLowVolumeHi / Lo LimitUpdatedNov 2012 3.597 a-0.0203.617---05.117 2.1174:02:41 PM CT 10/21/2012 Dec 2012 --3.947---05.447 2.4474:05:08 PM CT 10/21/2012 Jan 2013 --4.069---05.569 2.5694:00:00 PM CT 10/21/2012 Feb 2013 --4.073---05.573 2.5734:00:00 PM CT 10/21/2012 Mar 2013 --4.026---05.526 2.5264:00:00 PM CT 10/21/2012 Apr 2... more »

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Gail at Wit's End - 3 hours ago
The last post at Wit's End featured photos of trees that fell across my driveway, and around first daughter's farm, and many in between. Since then we've been clearing the debris. Following are a few photos taken by my daughter's husband with his cellphone, and then, numerous pictures gleaned from news stories. The first was the Jersey shore on Monday a week ago, as Sandy was approaching. This is the backyard at Bramblefields, which is almost as far west as you can go and still be in New Jersey. What is left is only a tiny fraction of what was hauled away. The machine was stuck, ... more »

American Indian Film Festival Nov 2-10, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
The American Indian Film Festival is underway! Nov. 2 -- 10, 2012 in San Francisco *Check out the great films, link to program:* http://aifisf.com/wp-content/uploads/AIFF-2012-program-guide.pdf Posted at Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) is proud to announce the nominees for the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival. The awards will be presented at the annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show on Saturday Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m at the historic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Over 80 films have been screened and ... more »

Too Smart For Our Own Good

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 3 hours ago
According to humans, the human brain is a miraculous organ. No other species is even half as intelligent as we think we are. But we’re seriously beating the planet, we’re not having fun, and everything is getting worse. This is called progress. Circle what is wrong with this picture. Craig Dilworth circled humans. Modern society drove him nuts, because it was so self-destructive. It simply made no sense, from the perspective of the dominant worldview, which worshipped the most incredible organism in the entire universe. How could a creature so brilliant act like this? Dilworth... more »

Arboles extraños en Socotra, Yemen, Africa.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 3 hours ago

Max Keiser On Being Accused of Treason: "That dog don't hunt"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Calling Max Keiser or Alex Jones a "traitor" is like calling the American eagle an un-American bird.* An excerpt from the article in The Independent called, *Max Keiser: 'Barack Obama is clueless. Mitt Romney will bankrupt the country'*: Of the many themes that Keiser returns to in his shows, one of the most interesting and incendiary is the relationship between big business and Congress. He has openly accused senior politicians of using investigations into financial malpractice as a way of acquiring market information so as to benefit themselves. "Democracy is not well served... more »

Mount Grinnell - Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago

Berry Head Arch - Newfoundland, Canada. - Maravillas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago

Darvasa gas crater in Derweze, Turkmenistan. Cráter

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago

Lenticular Clouds over Washington - Nubes extrañas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago

Danxia Landform, Zhangye, China. - Maravillas naturales

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago


In August 2010 I wrote about Israel’s massive military fuel purchase from the US commenting that it was an extraordinary amount of fuel and that, by virtue of the fact that it included huge quantities of JP-8 military jet fuel, the entire order must have been military purposes. I also noted that the order included large amounts of both diesel and gasoline. I surmised then that this order may be for preparations for war against Iran – hence the need for the jet fuel – and that, since Israel could not possibly launch a ground offensive against Iran, the large amounts of diesel and gas... more »

Thank goodness THAT election is over! (What? For real? Are you SURE?)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*"[A]t the age of thirty-seven, [Connaughton] joined Arnold & Porter and launched a new career: as a lobbyist. "Connaughton's timing in politics hadn't been great, but in lobbying it was nearly perfect. In 1997, organizations were spending more than a billion dolars a year exercising their First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances. Within a decade, the figure was nearly three billion. . . ."* *-- from George Packer's New Yorker profile of "Washington Man" Jeff Connaughton in the Oct. 29 & Nov. 5 issue* *by Ken* Phew! Thank goodness *that* election ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects, and NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the central star of this particular planetary nebula is exceptionally hot though- shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. *Click image for larger size.* This dramatically detailed close-up of the dying star's nebula was recorded by the upgraded Hubble Space Telescope. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surr... more »

Paulo Coelho, “What’s The Price?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“What’s The Price?”* by Paulo Coelho “Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple. The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his size. The disciple obeyed, and was very amazed at the quality of the clothes. Then the master asked him to try on the same suit – but this time a size much bigger than his own. The disciple did as he was asked. “This one is no use. It’s too big.” “How much are these suits?” the master asked the shop attendant. “They both cost the same pri... more »


Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 4 hours ago
Yawn. So I filled out my mail-in ballot over the weekend, tongue held firmly in cheek. Were it not for the storm, I would have done the deed earlier. There was one local law on the ballot I wasn't familiar with, and I wanted to do some research on it first. It turns out I now have the choice of either allowing my county legislature to draw redistricting maps, or allowing an unelected board of people I don't know to draw redistricting maps. So I chose the former, lesser of two evils. From the dregs of the backwaters to the heights of the presidency, ain't it always the way? I deliber... more »


Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
* * Imperialism, Colonialism, Fascism He`s back, everyone`s favourite straight talking, straight shooting shit disturber, or if you like, "The Mirror"...For what he sees, you`ll see, in full colour, panoramavision, all the shocking details.... No, we aren`t talking Zombies, not Stepford wives, we aren`t talking Cuban style socialism, we are talking the big F, as in $%@# HARPER....ACTUALLY WE ARE TALKING FACISM Northland Publications *Copyright: 2012 by Robin Mathews* A portion or portions or all of this book may be r... more »

The Libertarian Revolution

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
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Israel and Iran hold 'positive' nuclear talks in Brussels

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 4 hours ago
* * http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/05/israel-iran-brussels-nuclear-conference *Israel and Iran hold 'positive' nuclear talks in Brussels* Brussels conference could help pave way for full international conference on banning weapons of mass destruction in Middle East Julian Borger, diplomatic editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 5 November 2012 12.48 EST The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, centre, is among those taking part in the talks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Israeli and Iranian officials are taking part in a on nuclear prolif... more »

Matt's projection for 2012 election outcome: Obama Victory

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
*Reasons supporting this projection:* + The "silent majority", regardless if it benefits them or not, leans towards the status quo, especially when undecided and faced with similarly empowered choices. + While having lost some of his charisma among Americans, Obama still remains friendly and charming enough to appear as one of the people, unlike Romney, who seems detached not only from Americans, but often from the realities facing the nation. + Hurricane Sandy caused many to forget about Romney and the momentum he once possessed, and in times of peril, people again turn to the st... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, “Zoom”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Zoom”* by Chet Raymo “One doesn't hear much about "the history of ideas" any more, but back when I was a young man it was all the rage. Credit for establishing that busy new discipline is usually given to the American scholar Arthur O. Lovejoy and his 1936 book “The Great Chain of Being”. In a dense and (for me) almost unreadable book, he limned a scheme for understanding the world that served Western civilization from the time of Plato into the 19th century. The great chain stretched from the foot of God's throne to the dregs of inanimate matter at the center of the Earth. Th... more »

Global Warming: "Why Seas are Rising Ahead of Predictions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Why Seas are Rising Ahead of Predictions"* by ScienceDaily Sea levels are rising faster than expected from global warming, and University of Colorado geologist Bill Hay has a good idea why. The last official IPCC report in 2007 projected a global sea level rise between 0.2 and 0.5 meters by the year 2100. But current sea-level rise measurements meet or exceed the high end of that range and suggest a rise of one meter or more by the end of the century. "What's missing from the models used to forecast sea-level rise are critical feedbacks that speed everything up," says Hay. He wi... more »

The Permanent Militarization of America

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago

The Libertarian Revolution

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
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Some US 2012 Election Predictions (Updated)

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 6 hours ago
Electoral Outcomes For obvious reasons, I’m much less confident of my predictions in 2012 than in 2008. I think there’s a good chance that Florida, Colorado, and Virginia might go the other way. North Carolina and New Hampshire could as well. Regardless, it looks pretty likely that Obama is going to win re-election. I’m betting Continue reading

Russian attack sub detected near East Coast of United States

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago

Geoengineering, Chemtrails, HAARP, World Orders, Time Lines and Ascension

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 6 hours ago
*I was forwarded this amazing document. It ties together many mysteries in our modern world and confirms ascension of the planet. They knew! And they didn't plan on telling the rest of us! -AK* * * Geoengineering, Chemtrails, HAARP, World Orders, Time Lines and Ascension * * *--daniel* *Background* I was listening to exopolitics expert Alfred Lambremont on a radio show *1*, discussing the “negative timeline” as being some kind of “synthetic quantum environment” orchestrated by the Grey ETs, stating that this negative timeline was all “made up.” Having worked as a ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
* Stop paying the ferryman ~American Zombie*

Michael Tsarion on "The Prisoner" Symbolism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
YouTube video description [Channel - lightcanbedarkness]: Michael Tsarion gives an excellent analysis of the symbolism in the 1960s TV show "The Prisoner." Michael Tsarion interview with Henrick Palmgren...2008 http://michaeltsarion.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/UnslavedFilms http://www.redicecreations.com http://www.youtube.com/user/rediceradio Watch The Prisoner Episode 01 arrival in full here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuCCgQsyq8s The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the UK from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968.[1][2] Starring an... more »

Corporate School Boarding Indy Style

Storm at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
*Guest Post by Doug Martin, author and contributor at The Common Errant** **Doug Martin is doing the heavy lifting in Indiana--the work our Fourth Estate seems to have been hired to ignore. There is one very bright exception (shining much more so because so isolated in the journalistic sky): Karen Francisco who writes "The Learning Curve" at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.* It happened in New Orleans, it happened in Denver, it happened in Florida with the Vice President's brother, and now the mega-rich are buying the Indianapolis Public School Board race, with many of the same hedg... more »

Pima County Judge Refuses Citizen's Request that Pima County Elections Follow the Law

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
J.T. Waldron Pima County Judge James E. Marner denied every request by citizens concerned about election integrity in Pima County. Parroting the previous Pima County judges' claims about the lack of jurisdiction, Marner has paved the way for Pima County to continue subverting efforts to improve election integrity. Key auditing functions like the simple placement of election returns receipts in election returns envelops (A.R.S. §16-615), incorporating sufficient quantities for hand count audits and the separation of early ballots by precinct will fall outside of any meaningful l... more »

November the Fifth: A Celebration of Establishment Tyranny

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 7 hours ago
Today in England we are celebrating the anniversary of the 'foiling' of the Gunpowder Plot. In truth, we have been celebrating for the last three days, but such is the English way; when there is an excuse to enjoy ourselves, we make the most of it! England is a very controlled country, in which unlicensed bonfires are forbidden. At this time of year, we serfs are allowed to attend officially organised fires, and are allowed to watch as others set off carefully orchestrated firework displays. For a limited period only, we are even allowed to purchase our own fireworks, which must... more »

Israeli forces on high alert after Syrian gunfire hit Israeli military jeep on Golan

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake TIMOR SEA - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.9 Region TIMOR SEA Date time 2012-11-05 19:31:47.6 UTC Location 11.25 S ; 129.16 E Depth 40 km Distances 226 km NW Darwin

Elsewhere: Polling, Losing

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 7 hours ago
I've been meaning to write a long post about why the people comparing Nate Silver and other poll-based predictors to sabermetrics are all wrong...just haven't had time to do it. Maybe tomorrow. Meanwhile, I wrote up all you need to know (other than that, I suppose) about the polling wars at Plum Line. And at PP, I did a short version of my post-election pep talk to the losing side. I gave a longer version to some extremely depressed College Democrats in 2004, and a short version to a group of Republican students at an Election Night party in 2008. Basic point: it's either still a 50... more »

Debate: Fossil Fuels - Good Or Bad?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: image] Tune in live today at 1pm NZ time (that’s 4pm Pacific Time) to watch leading environmentalist Bill McKibben (left, above) debate Center for Industrial Progress founder Alex Epstein: *WATCH LIVE AT 1PM!* ** This is “the ultimate environmental debate.” Environmentalist icon Bill McKibben is, concedes Epstein, “the world's most powerful opponent of fossil fuels.” Environmentalist icon Bill McKibben is organizing a movement to demonize and dismantle the fossil fuel industry--the industry that produces over 85% of the cheap, plentiful, reliable energy that makes mode... more »

Why I Don't Pay For Newspapers

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 7 hours ago
So, the Globe & Mail paid lots of young 'uns to hand out special US election editions of their paper. (Paid for with help from the fine people at Nissan!) So, right from the start I'm thinking that one reason I don't buy the Globe is because they don't have the sense to know that this is one of the most farcical, stupid, bullshit elections the world has ever seen. (It's on a par with the goddamned Rob Ford vs. George Smitherman festival of futility.) But let's go through it, shall we, and see why it's indicative of the reasons why I don't bother to shell-out my hard-earned clams f... more »

THIS MONTH: A3's Robert King will speak at events in Chicago and New York City

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 7 hours ago
Following his recent visit to the UK, where he received an honorary law degree, Robert H. King of the Angola 3 will be a featured speaker at two US events focusing on solitary confinement. *Nov. 9:* King will be speaking in Chicago alongside Amnesty International's Tessa Murphy from 6:30 to 8:30 at Sullivan Galleries--33 S. State St., 7th floor. *Read more here.* *Nov. 17:* As part of an all-day event in New York City, entitled "Should You Ever Happen to Find Yourself in SOLITARY: Wry Fancies & Stark Realties," King will be speaking at 3 pm. The entire free public event will b... more »

"How It Really Is, With H.L. Mencken"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule- and both commonly succeed, and are right.” “The theory behind representative government is that superior men- or at all events, men not inferior to the average in ability and integrity- are chosen to manage the public business, and that they carry on this work with reasonable intelligence and honesty. There is little support for that theory in the known facts...” “All the leaders of groups tend to be frauds. If they were not, it would be impossible for them t... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.8 Region KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA Date time 2012-11-05 18:43:45.0 UTC Location 3.81 N ; 126.05 E Depth 94 km Distances 238 km S Caburan, Indonesia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake ATACAMA, CHILE - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.8 Region ATACAMA, CHILE Date time 2012-11-05 17:32:48.0 UTC Location 27.52 S ; 69.30 W Depth 142 km Distances 104 km E Copiapó

The Crazies Are Back

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
These guys are truly lining up to die. They're a small gaggle of, let's call them eccentrics, preparing to break the 15-year old land speed record. The current record of 1,228 kmh., a tad over 763 mph., is held by a Royal Air Force fighter pilot, Andrew Green. Now Green is preparing to flydrive a new car that he hopes will be 300 mph. faster. *Bloodhound* The new car, the *Bloodhound*, is powered by a 20,000 lb. thrust jet engine on loan from Green's employer, the RAF, coupled to a 27,500 pound rocket engine for a combined 135,000 horsepower. And then there's Waldo. He's Waldo ... more »


Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 8 hours ago
It's going to be really hard to dislodge this guy.


The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago

It's all over but the eschatology

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 8 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg There's a point beyond which I can no longer pretend to be an open-minded or fair-minded person disposed to find reason in others' opinions, or at least to try to be tolerant of them. I think I reached it today, shortly after a flurry of last minute political calls from ( supposedly illegal) robots delivering diatribes from Ann Coulter, Allen West and the NRA. Gungrabber Obama? War Hero West? Seriously? Am I listed as Hatch, Booby in the phone book? In another venue I joked today about inventing a Taserphone that one could use to zap annoying, if not felonious and... more »

Satire: "The Republicans’ Closing Argument"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Republicans’ Closing Argument"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "With only one day until the election, the Republican Party today released its official closing argument to the American people. In its entirety, the argument read as follows: “We’re strongly opposed to FEMA and health care, but basically O.K. with rape.” Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, said that the Party’s message of “zero tolerance toward disaster relief combined with a more easygoing attitude about rape” would lead the Party to victory on Election Day.... more »

“1 Not-So-Simple, Pretty Funny Question for the 73% of White Evangelicals Who Will Apparently Be Voting for Romney”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“1 Not-So-Simple, Pretty Funny Question for the 73% of* * White Evangelicals Who Will Apparently Be Voting for Romney”* A question that deserves an answer before election day. by Frank Schaeffer "According to polls 73 percent of WHITE evangelicals will be voting for Mitt Romney. If the polls are correct here’s the question I'd like to ask evangelicals using their own style of language/concerns/theological thinking as applied to their choice: What’s the explanation for the fact that white American Evangelicals made the allegedly philandering lying ignorant braggart lapsed Roman... more »

Nose Peg Time: Vote Obama

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 8 hours ago
Who'd be an American? Well, right now, I think the rest of the world wouldn't mind if it meant voting in tomorrow's presidential elections. This isn't because the wall-to-wall coverage is almost enough to make you think Obama and Romney are courting *our* support, but because a world with a President Romney in it would be a more unstable, dangerous place. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I'm sure most readers would prefer the current status quo to Neocon sabre rattling, and favour ordinary Americans keeping what meagre benefits Obama has squeezed out of Congress than see the top 1% ... more »

DownWithTyranny California Voters Guide, 2012

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Do what your conscience tells you to do in the presidential race. We certainly don't want to see Mitt Romney elected, but California isn't going to award it's gigantic pot of electoral votes to him regardless of what you do tomorrow. The Field Poll released Saturday shows Obama cleaning Romney's clock in California 54-39% among likely voters. (The poll also shows Dianne Feinstein beating someone you never heard of, Elizabeth Emken, who the Republicans dug up somewhere, 54-33%.) I'm not voting in either race-- despite conservaDem Jonathan Chait's glowing endorsement in *New York*Mag... more »

“Was It Global Warming When Stronger Hurricanes Hit the East Coast in the 1950s?” [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: image]*The facts are clear: The 1950s had “a road map of destruction up the East Coast.” “This map speaks for itself.”* Chief Meteorologist for Weatherbell Analytics Joe Bastardi is sick of ill-informed commentary linking weather, SuperStorm Sandy, with climate. “Was It Global Warming When Stronger Hurricanes Hit the East Coast in the 1950s?,” he asks. It is frustrating to be out in front of the hurricane threat on the U.S. Coast, and then have people who either have not looked, or have, and are simply ignoring the facts, come in after the fact and make their claims. I h... more »

The Economy: "Mounting Debt in an Unproductive Society"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Mounting Debt in an Unproductive Society"* by The Daily Reckoning "Today’s edition of The Daily Reckoning features a fascinating repartee between two witty, insightful and thought-provoking observers of the human condition…especially that portion of the human condition that involves dollar signs. Both of these individuals provide a refreshing alternative to the mainstream financial media blather. Both of them prefer Hayek to Keynes. Both of them light up a room with their charm. But only one of them owns a chateau in France; and only one of them slips well-toned legs into Manolo... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 9 hours ago
*Cleveland Street had a gay brothel.* In the USA, children from orphanages were "flown around the United States by top Republican officials in order to engage in child sex orgies with America's ruling elite." MALE PROSTITUTE WHITEHOUSE TOURS ... *In the UK, boys from children's homes have reportedly been sexually abused by 4 top people in the Conservative Party.* Reportedly, a number of children's homes were used as child brothels. Gay brothels "were ten a penny in the Victorian era." The clientèle of the gay brothel on London's Cleveland Street reportedly included the heir t... more »

Bain Capital Avoided $102 Million in Taxes Via Dutch Subsidiary UPDATED

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 9 hours ago
A Dutch newspaper, *de Volkskrant*, reports today (translation here) that Bain Capital used a Dutch subsidiary to avoid $102 million on its taxes. This has been picked up by Taegan Goddard and the Atlantic Wire. The Dutch author wrote a comment on Goddard’s site clarifying that Bain (not Romney) saved $102 million. From his 2010 and 2011 tax returns, Romney received $2.1 million in dividends and $5.5 million in capital gains. Of course, who knows what he received in previous years, since Romney hasn’t released more tax returns? Since all the original analysis is in Dutch, which I c... more »

Egypt doesn't exist!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Still the BBC can't name Egypt on a map of Israel and Gaza This time the article is here. When just over a year ago I made a similar complaint, the BBC included this in their explanation, Here's that part of my complaint and the relevant part of their response: 'Here's the first map and note the lack of the word Egypt and the way that there is no differentiation between Israel and Egypt in terms of colour as there would be in any normal map (I believe mapmakers usually work to a three colour rule)... Here is the BBC's latest response, that includes an actual apology: NewsOnline C... more »

China Calls for Political Solution in Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
The FSA was not hijacked by Islamic extremists, as Hillary Clinton says, it was led by them from the very beginning. It is a ridiculous comment. All the evidence shows that the FSA has no internal, popular support in Syria. It is a foreign-backed terror organization that consists of foreign Jihadists, not an indigenous, guerrilla, revolutionary army. Video - China Calls for Political Solution in Syria [Source: Newsy]

KRIS SAYCE: Bad News from the “Asian Century”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
*[image: _Kris_Sayce]Guest post by Kris Sayce from **Money Morning Australia ** * Part 1: Bad News from the “Asian Century” Writing in Melbourne’s *Age *newspaper, Climate change adviser Ross Garnaut * has lambasted Australian executives for destroying shareholder funds in the blind belief China’s demand for Australia’s big three mining exports would continue to climb.’* Perhaps Mr Garnaut should ask* why* company executives are blowing up shareholder funds. Maybe it’s because for 30 years, Australian governments have spouted off about the *Asian economic boom*. And now the Au... more »

Sandy Price Gouging Probed: $7 Loaf of Bread, $10 Box of Matches

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
More than 400 possible cases of price gouging of gasoline and other essentials, including a $10 box of matches and $7 loaf of bread, have been reported in New York before and after Sandy. Reports are being investigated in New York City, the Hudson Valley and on Long Island by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman said Monday that he's investigating an increasing number of reports of spikes in prices for essential goods including gasoline, food, bottled water, generators, batteries and flashlights. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Hurricane-Sandy-Price-Gouging-... more »

NY men charged with hoarding gas -- took 120 gallons in five-gallon buckets!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Police arrested a 47-year-old New York man accused of filling up 30 five-gallon Home Depot buckets with gasoline on Saturday night. According to investigators, Yunus Latif, of Richmond Hill, collected money from his neighbors, bought gas at a Valero station almost 80 miles away in Orange and planned to bring it back to his neighborhood, where they had no power and gas. http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Two-Arrested-for-Gasoline-Hoarding-177184891.html?dr

Obama loses endorsement of nation's first elected black governor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, who backed Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2008, did not endorse Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in an opinion column released days before the election. "I have campaigned for and supported the president in the past and many people now want to discuss his job performance with me," Wilder writes in a column for Reuters. "They often note that Obama ran as a moderate — and that is the man they threw their support behind in 2008. But some look back and say that he has governed as a left-of-center liberal who did not keep the focus squarely on jobs... more »

It's a good question

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
“This is an absolute double standard. I was convicted of false accounting but I never forged documents as Denis has. Why has he not been prosecuted when we were?” That's Eric Illsley, the former Barnsley MP, as quoted by the Sunday Times. He received a 12-month prison sentence for false accounting. He has called on the police and the CPS to pursue Denis MacShane following his resignation as an MP. How is not correct? * *

Guest Blogger - Thinking Aboot ... OBAMA-BIDEN 2012

leftdog at Buckdog - 10 hours ago
I'm continuing with postings by other progressive bloggers in the lead up to the US election ..... The choice is stark. Do something different, or continue with the crony plutocracy. The only choice for change is Obama-Biden. The Goodfellas style bust out of the world’s economy must be stopped. Obama will try and do this, Romney will exacerbate it. That’s the big picture that has earned Obama my tepid endorsement. My limp handshake gripping his performance should be tempered by the fact; he faced and faces a bewildering chain of constraints. Top Ten Reason to vote Obama 1) The m... more »

Russia planning massive Siberian gas pipeline to Pacific tidewater

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Gazprom, Russia's state-owned gas company, is moving ahead with plans to ship much of its abundant natural gas to countries in Asia, creating more competition for the latest of Alaska's long-running dreams of exporting its own gas supply. Part of Gazprom's plan involves tapping into a new Siberian gas field believed to hold 42 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, more than the 35 trillion cubic feet estimated to lie beneath Alaska's North Slope. Gazprom plans to build a 2000-mile-long pipeline to link that Chaynda deposit in the Yakutia region with Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean, ... more »

Max Keiser: ''Barack Obama is clueless. Mitt Romney will bankrupt the country''

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
''Some call Max Keiser a 'traitor' but America's most outrageous political pundit is about to become the most widely watched newscaster on the planet. Here, he explains why he won't be voting in Tuesday's US election.'' ''Herbert and Keiser moved to London a year ago. "Because this is the world capital of banking fraud. Pretty much every financial scandal of the past 20 years has had its main component in London, because it has the least regulated banking environment. This is very important for the US, because America outsources its own fraud to London, just as it outsources its lab... more »

Top 10 Conspiracy Theories

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I have always disliked the title: "Conspiracy Theory". It has been used by the Jewish power elite, especially through their controlled media liars, as their way to blatantly suppress those who are out to expose their criminality. They have pounded into the public mind the idea of linking the title of "Conspiracy Theorist" to being a lunatic, or a nutjob. But considering that people now are waking up and realizing that the "Conspiracy Theorists" have had it right all along, I prefer the title: "Conspiracy Realist"! For this article, I want to present a very good article from a fe... more »

What to do as the Germans secretly prepare to print euros

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Sometimes the biggest stories are not the ones that get the most coverage. Not long ago I noticed an interesting item in the news. While it hasn’t made the headlines, it could have a big impact on markets – especially the gold price. The central bank plot to keep gold prices down As we noted in July, there’s a group of people known as the Gold Anti-Trust Association (GATA) who believe that the world’s central banks have been working to push down the price of gold, both to protect banks from a bad bet against gold prices and to disguise the inflationary effect of monetary policies. W... more »

British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found. Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9653497/British-have-invaded-nine-out-of-ten-countries-so-look-out-Luxembourg.html

Earthquake rattles northern New Jersey towns still reeling from Hurricane Sandy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A small earthquake has rattled northern New Jersey towns still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The magnitude 2.0 quake struck at 1.19am on Monday in Ringwood - a town that is struggling to get back on its feet after the superstorm downed trees and cut out power last week. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228127/Earthquake-rattles-northern-New-Jersey-towns-reeling-Hurricane-Sandy.html

Up to 40,000 New Yorkers could be forced to evacuate as nor'easter storm brings freezing temperatures, rain and wind to devastated East Coast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
It is expected to hit New York and New Jersey with gusts of up to 55mph by Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecast for Long Island, with 40mph more likely for New York City. There is also the chance of more beach erosion, coastal flooding and trees weakened by Superstorm Sandy being felled. Up to four inches of rain is expected along with snowfall in more inland mountainous areas and a tidal storm surge of up to 5ft is possible, forecasters say. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227995/Superstorm-Sandy-40-000-New-Yorkers-forced-evacuate-temperatures-plummet.html

Power to the Powerless? Another View of Obama's Obligations

From our golden source (of info, not dinero) we get the lowdown. November 2, 2012 Power to the Powerless Much to the chagrin of the candidates and their spinmeisters, climate change and income disparity have reared their ugly heads to become defacto issues in the waning days of Eternal Presidential Campaign 2012. Superstorm Sandy has wedged out the wedge issues. Big Bird has flown the

Osama bin Laden propaganda film released before election is called 'so bad, it won't sway anyone'... as Obama is given exaggerated starring role

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Conservatives feared 'SEAL Team Six,' the film about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound was an underhanded propaganda ploy by President Barack Obama's supporters. But the made-for-TV movie, released two days before the elections, was a flop. When it debuted on Sunday, it was panned by TV critics as a 'dim and simple-minded work of fiction' -- incapable of swaying even the most ambivalent voters. The movie was produced by one of Obama's biggest backers in Hollywood, Harvey Weisntein, who rushed it forward to ensure it debuted before November 6. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news... more »

Religion enters race for first time as Ryan warns Obama will take nation on a 'dangerous path' that threatens 'Judeo-Christian Western civilisation'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Despite the bitterness of the long-running election campaign, some hot-button issues - notably religion - have largely remained off the table. But yesterday that appeared to change, as Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan made a late play to shore up support among evangelical voters. In a conference call with tens of thousands of church-goers, the Wisconsin congressman spoke in apocalyptic tones about the 'dangerous path' on which Barack Obama will lead the country if he is re-elected tomorrow. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228244/U-S-presidential-election-20... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN COLOMBIA - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Monday, November 05, 2012 at 16:46:00 UTC Monday, November 05, 2012 at 11:46:00 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.744°N, 72.869°W Depth 161.5 km (100.4 miles) Region NORTHERN COLOMBIA Distances 8 km (4 miles) SSW of San Andres, Colombia

Has Irish firm found the biggest oil lake in U.S. history? Company drilling in Nevada could be sitting on 187 MILLION oil barrels

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
An Irish company has created huge excitement among investors after speculation that it could have discovered what could be the biggest oil find of its type in US history. U.S. Oil and Gas, of Dublin, has been using ‘groundbreaking’ technologies for its first major drilling project in Hot Creek Valley, Nevada, with local media suggesting it is sitting on an enormous oil lake. One well could generate a breathtaking 187million barrels of oil, reports suggested - although the company has insisted testing is not yet complete and the size of the oil field is not yet certain. http://www.... more »

Asteroid belts could help us spot extra-terrestrial life

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Asteroid belts like the one in our own solar system may be the key to tracking down life elsewhere in the universe, a new theory proposes. An emerging view proposes that asteroid collisions with planets may provide a boost to the birth and evolution of complex, intelligent life. This might sound surprising; asteroids are generally known - and feared for - for their potential to trigger mass extinctions after catastrophic impacts with our own planet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2228028/Asteroid-belts-like-solar-vital-clue-search-extra-terrestrial-life.html

3,000 days of night

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 11 hours ago
Socialists participate in bourgeois elections, even if sometimes only obliquely, through a call to vote for a particular candidate or another party, in order to advance the socialist cause. This is how we weigh anything up: does it get us closer or put us further away from our actual goal. This is not a debate about principles but tactics. The only principle anyone can break is abandoning the ultimate goal of revolution from below and settling for electing more or less left wing people to existing positions in society. Will Obama being returned to office result in an uptick in work... more »

What a ginormous pile of crap!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012* *From Sargent to Corn to James Fallows:* For unknown reasons, David Corn and Greg Sargent are afraid that the nation may be entering an era of “post-truth politics.” This morning, Sargent linked to Corn. In turn, Corn linked to James Fallows. Fallows offered his analysis way back in late August. To many liberals, this will sound like the truth: FALLOWS (8/29/12): *Over the years, and in a few posts this month, I've mentioned signs that the mainstream press is adjusting to the realities of "post-truth politics." * Reporters are happiest, safest-feeling, ... more »

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy could be jailed after judge summoned him to court over alleged illegal payments from L'Oreal heiress

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
- Sarkozy will be grilled about his highly suspicious relationship with l’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt - The 57-year-old is said to have personally accepted brown envelopes full of cash from the multi-millionaire’s family - It is alleged they were paid to help fund Mr Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign in return for massive tax breaks when he came to office http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228012/Former-French-president-Nicolas-Sarkozy-jailed-judge-summoned-court-allegations-accepted-illegal-cash-wealthy-LOreal-heiress.html cebook

Jakarta Kid

Anon at aangirfan - 11 hours ago
I have written about an expat's nine year stay in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. The names of people and institutions are inventions. A version with longer chapters appears at http://jakarta-kid.blogspot.com/ 1. JAKARTA: SIX DEGREES SOUTH Why Indonesia? Adventure, discovery, love, waifs and strays One of the world's great hot steamy cities Three bedroom house 2. NIGHT AND DAY Gamesman's Bar Pop Gun The Bintang Disco The Ranamok and the J Bar Bogor 3. THE HILL TOWN OF BOGOR Budi Doctor Carmen Brother John The Third World 4 THE HIGHLAND CITY OF BANDUNG Minor scrapes on the road to... more »

David Lee Collins Murder: Three tourists remanded in custody in Cyprus over murder of British soldier in nightclub brawl

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Mohamed Abdulkadir Osman, 19, right, and two 17 year olds who who were arrested in connection with the murder of off duty soldier David Lee Collins (pictured bottom left) tried to hide their faces as they arrived for a court appearance in the town of Paralimni, Cyprus today. Although not yet formally charged with Mr Collins' murder the men have been remanded in custody as police continue their investigation. Mr Collins was knifed during a brawl between four off-duty soldiers and three British holidaymakers at the Black & White club in Ayia Napa police said. Mr Collins' battalion wa... more »

Goodnight Ohio?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 11 hours ago
As far as I can remember throughout this cycle -- and to be fair, I was mostly following my own advise surprisingly well and ignoring quite a bit of the state polling until after Labor Day -- Ohio has been the tipping point state. And in fact, Nate Silver still has Ohio as the overwhelming favorite to be the tipping point state: 50% chance, with Virginia next at 12%. But in the most recent Pollster averages, that's not what it looks like any more. There may be a more likely path for Romney. Granted, at this point the more important truth is that Obama leads solidly, and if the polls... more »

GOP Set to Steal USA’s Banana Republic Election

Intercept at The Intercept - 11 hours ago
U.K. Progressive Florida Gov. Rick Scott at a bill signing ceremony in Miami. *This is The Monday Line* by Denis G. Campbell Every four years the world is ‘treated’ to a Presidential election in the USA. Every four years a handful of states display a level of vote larceny that, if it occurred in a third world dictatorship, would have former President Jimmy Carter leading a group of sober faced UN election observers to carefully parse words and discuss “irregularities.” Every four years we are subjected to right wing talking points about Democrats stealing the election because th... more »

Twitter backlash grows as stricken retailer Comet refuses to accept gift vouchers and leaves customers with undelivered goods in limbo

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The collapsed store is no longer accepting gift cards and is refusing to confirm whether it will deliver or refund expensive out-of-stock items such as a £1,200 cooker. To make matters worse, other companies are still giving out useless Comet vouchers to unsuspecting customers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228239/Backlash-Twitter-stricken-retailer-Comet-says-gift-vouchers-valid-administrators-search-buyer.html

Nine people fined JUST £624 for naming rape victim of international footballer Ched Evans on Twitter and Facebook

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Some called her a 'money grabbing whore' and 'poor little victim' after Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans (pictured top left) was convicted of raping her at Caernarfon Crown Court last April. Those convicted included members of his family and fans of Sheffield United, the club he played for before he was imprisoned. The nine defendants are (from top second left, clockwise) Gemma Thomas, 18, Michael Ashton, 21, Craig MacDonald, 26, Shaun Littler, 22, Daniel Cardwell, 25, Benjamin Davies, 27, Dominic Green, 23, Holly Price, 25, and Paul Devine, 26 http://www.dailymail.co.... more »

Tanks in Golan? Turkey's 'right way' to intervene & requests for patriot missiles

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
The US Election is set to take place tomorrow,* November 6/2012*. Whichever oppi-same candidate wins, a negative outcome is a given. The people will lose. Nowhere, will this be more obvious then in Syria, where it looks as if a NATO attack is being readied. Lots of news to cover, so let's get straight to it. It looks to me as if the final moves are taking place. Israel is positioning itself to aid in the intervention, should it become necessary, in Syria. The claim by the Israeli military that Syrian tanks entered Golan seems to be* completely false.* However, this claim will give Isr... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.6 Region CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA Date time 2012-11-05 17:32:51.0 UTC Location 27.71 S ; 69.10 W Depth 65 km Distances 128 km E Copiapó, Argentina

West raises pressure on neutral Switzerland over Iran

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Switzerland's neutrality is being tested as Brussels and Washington raise pressure over gaps in sanctions against Iran, in particular measures against its oil industry. While Switzerland has replicated the western line on Libyan and Syrian economic sanctions, it has reasserted its traditional neutrality over Iran and opted out of some of the measures passed by Europe and the United States. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/05/us-swiss-sanctions-iran-idUSBRE8A40YC20121105

Insane Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, Says War Is Peace (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Milikovsky, (Netanyahu) is certifiably insane. We have seen this maniac go off on tirades recently about how Iran MUST be attacked no matter what, and very recently his statement that such an attack would be somehow good for the Arabs! What we have here, readers is a madman sitting on top of a nuclear arsenal of some 400 nuclear weapons, who is probably now waiting until after the outcome of tomorrow's farce of a US Presidential Election before he decides to push the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon... For this article, I want to presen... more »

Chicken Wire Memo Board

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
I officially have a craft room. We recently moved into a bigger place and my wonderful husband gave me the extra bedroom. I am ecstatic and busy crafting for the space. A memo board was a must for me, but I had different plans for my magnet board so I went with this Chicken Wire Memo Board. It is super easy to make and needs relatively few materials. You will need: a 12x12 wood frame chicken wire that is slightly larger than your frame opening sand paper paint a staple gun pliers The first think you need to do is pull out all the black picture hangers on the back of your frame. Yo... more »

Steve Israel Won't Allow DCCC To Challenge Republican Committee Chairs Like Paul Ryan And Buck McKeon

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
I'll talk about DCCC corruption and complicity with the Republicans after the election and in a more systematic way, although this particular theme-- about Israel opposing spending any money to challenge Republican leaders and committee chairs is something we've gone over several times before. We've been making the point all cycle that, for various reasons, "ex"-Blue Dog/New Dem Steve Israel-- founder of the ultra secretive let's-all-us-insiders-be-friends-and-get-rich-together Center Aisle Caucus (which pledges to never try to defeat fellow members-- has had a strict hands off p... more »

Dale Cregan Denies Murdering Two Policewomen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Dale Cregan has denied murdering policewomen Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes in a gun and grenade attack. Cregan, 29, of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to the murders of the Greater Manchester Police constables. http://news.sky.com/story/1007231/cregan-denies-murdering-two-policewomen

Glasgow Police Officer Dies In Shooting

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A police officer has died in a shooting at a Glasgow police station. A statement from Strathclyde Police confirmed that the officer had been killed at the Baird Street Police Station. Sky News understands no-one else is being sought in connection with the incident. http://news.sky.com/story/1007301/glasgow-police-officer-dies-in-shooting

"The Bank of Japan has also been taken over and will soon convert most Japanese government bonds into yen cash."

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
This week’s Geopolitical News and Analysis will appear on November 7th, after US election results are out. We have heard the US military will be using hurricane Sandy as a reason to postpone the election. Pentagon sources are also saying another storm is on its way with the aim of continuing to disrupt activity in Washington D.C. and New York. The Bank of Japan has also been taken over and will soon convert most Japanese government bonds into yen cash. http://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2012/k121030b.pdf Please expect a detailed report on November 7th. We appreciate... more »

The one hundred and sixty fifth weekly "No shit, Sherlock " award

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
This week's award is presented to the UN nuclear chief who has said that Iran is not cooperating with an investigation into suspected secret work on nuclear weapons. http://t.co/2CvL08OU Iran not cooperating with UN nuclear inspectors, no shit Sherlock


éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 Original Here *Pima County Circumvents It's Own Election Integrity Commission to Get a Waiver that Removes Proper Audit of County Elections * J.T. Waldron A key document has surfaced in a recent lawsuit in Pima County, Arizona, that suggests much more activity affecting the reliability of elections took place in secret meetings with Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett. When the 2011 revision of the state elections manual added a sentence requiring presorting of early ballots by ... more »

Entrapment to be found only in the clearest of cases

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
*R. v. N.Y.,* 2012 ONCA 745, released today, makes clear that entrapment is to be found only rarely: [131] Entrapment evokes society's view "that there are inherent limits on the power of the state to manipulate people and events for the purpose of attaining the specific objective of obtaining convictions": Mack, at p. 941. However, it is also clear that a finding of entrapment is not to be made lightly, and only in the clearest of cases. Lamer J. also observed in Mack, at pp. 975-76, that: More fundamentally, the claim of entrapment is a very serious allegation against the state... more »

David McReynolds : In Defense of Independent Politics / 1

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
Dynamic duo: Does the answer lie elsewhere? Image from Gulf Business. EdgeLeft: In defense of independent politics / 1 What is certain is that neither candidate is willing to make a real break with the military/industrial complex which dominates this country. By David McReynolds / The Rag Blog / November 4, 2012 Part one of two. This is Sunday night, and my only excuse, weak though it

Four War Years

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
The sense I'm getting from the polls is that Obama is ahead but only just. Two to three points seems to be the lead, a gap that can probably be easily erased by voter suppression and minor tinkering with the electronic voting system. Eyebrows will be raised, sure, but that's now standard fare for any election in the self-proclaimed, albeit undeserved *Greatest Democracy on Earth* (TM). Yet I'm far from sure that a Romney victory will be the worst thing for America. It may in fact be what's needed to spark the sort of upheaval without which the United States, and the world, would ... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.6 Region NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Date time 2012-11-05 16:12:14.0 UTC Location 4.34 S ; 142.29 E Depth 60 km Distances 61 km W Ambunti, Papua new Guinea

If You Can't Lick 'Em...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 13 hours ago
What follows is the latest spam email, one that I've already received a few times, and what follows below is my rejoinder. Last May, I'd started madly blocking email addresses that had sent me spam, over 350 of them, in fact. But by June it was painfully apparent that the volume of bullshit that kept getting directed to my inbox was not diminishing in the least and that malware programs were creating gibberish email addresses and sending out spam faster than I could block them (Yahoo allows me to block just 500 of them). So when I got this spam, something inside me just gave way and... more »

2.9 Magnitude Earthquake COLORADO - 5th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 2.9 Date-Time Monday, November 05, 2012 at 15:13:55 UTC Monday, November 05, 2012 at 08:13:55 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.057°N, 104.940°W Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program Region COLORADO Distances 40 km (24 miles) WSW of Trinidad, Colorado

Klee Benally 'No Doubt pulls racist video after protests'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
No Doubt Pulls Racist Video After Protests *November 4, 2012* *By Klee Benally* *Indigenous Action Media* http://www.indigenousaction.org/gap-reaches-new-low-with-manifest-destiny-t-shirt/ French translation: http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=1099 If Gap’s recent “Manifest Destiny” t-shirt, Urban Outfitter’s Navajo panties, and the hipster fetish of wearing headdresses weren’t enough, check out ska-rock group No Doubt’s video for their song “Looking Hot”. The video premiered yesterday replete with nearly every stereotype of Native people in the book. Although the group pulled t... more »

Damocles, Deflected

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
I know you've been worried about all the rich people who were forced to evacuate their luxury condos when the crane on an even more luxurious skyscraper in their neighborhood was ripped loose last week by Superstorm Sandy. But this morning, a palpable sense of relief is wafting through the plutosphere. The bothersome hunk of twisted metal dangling over many an entitled head has finally been tamed. The Sword of Damocles has been resheathed, to threaten again some other day. (Maybe in as little as two days, when another nor'easter is forecast to whip on through.) The financially secu... more »

Libya helps bankroll Syrian rebels?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*UPDATED at the BOTTOM* I find this very interesting.... Considering what entity is really in charge of Libya. I'll give you a hint, it's not really the Libyan people. Ask yourself why? Why would Libya do this? Libya is a country that needs to be rebuilt so badly after NATO destroyed it, why would they send urgently needed funds to so called Syrian rebels. *It only makes sense if this money ostensibly from Libya is being directed to Syria via NATO.* The top financier of the Syrian opposition is no Arabian Peninsula oil kingdom or cloak-and-dagger western spy outfit, *(yes, it is) * ... more »

The US Garrison State

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Op-Ed Contributor: The Permanent Militarization of America By AARON B. O’CONNELL Published: November 4, 2012 Aaron B. O’Connell, an assistant professor of history at the United States Naval Academy and a Marine reserve officer, is the author of “Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps.” [Excerpted] But Eisenhower’s least heeded warning — concerning the spiritual effects of permanent preparations for war — is more important now than ever. Our culture has militarized considerably since Eisenhower’s era, and civilians, not the armed services, have been the principal caus... more »

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