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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

7 November - Blogs I'm Following II

www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/04/quantum-field-spirituality-divine.html — “The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” -Black Elk
► www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/04/quantum-field-spirituality-divine.html — “The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” -Black Elk
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Obama Floats Carbon Tax Day After Election Victory

Kurt Nimmo - November 7, 2012

Less than 24 hours after winning the election, Obama has indicated he plans to further impoverish Americans by imposing carbon taxes. Obama is selling it as
a way to cut the budget deficit, according to Bloomberg.

A tax starting at $20 a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates. “Applied to the Congressional Budget Office’s 2012 baseline, this would halve the fiscal deficit by 2022,” Robins said.

Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, said a carbon tax wouldn’t hurt the economy. In fact, according to Diringer, the tax may free up space for reductions in company taxes that dissuade employment.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Congress has renewed the discredited climate change argument to push legislation.

“While Sandy’s lessons are still fresh, the president should be clear about the urgency of cutting carbon emissions and strengthening critical infrastructure to protect Americans against the rising costs of climate change,” the the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions said.

The group receives funding from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-floats-carbon-tax-day-after-election-victory/
Obama Floats Carbon Tax Day After Election Victory

Kurt Nimmo - November 7, 2012

Less than 24 hours after winning the election, Obama has indicated he plans to further impoverish Americans by imposing carbon taxes. Obama is selling it as
a way to cut the budget deficit, according to Bloomberg.

A tax starting at $20 a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates. “Applied to the Congressional Budget Office’s 2012 baseline, this would halve the fiscal deficit by 2022,” Robins said.

Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, said a carbon tax wouldn’t hurt the economy. In fact, according to Diringer, the tax may free up space for reductions in company taxes that dissuade employment.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Congress has renewed the discredited climate change argument to push legislation.

“While Sandy’s lessons are still fresh, the president should be clear about the urgency of cutting carbon emissions and strengthening critical infrastructure to protect Americans against the rising costs of climate change,” the the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions said.

The group receives funding from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-floats-carbon-tax-day-after-election-victory/
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They are electronic meters which have the capability of measuring electricity consumption in thirty minute intervals, plus they are able to periodically broadcast the collected data wirelessly via radio frequencies (specifically, microwaves).

Why are spinning dial meters (also referred to as accumulation or analogue meters), and electronic non-wireless interval meters being replaced with smart meters?

The remote reading of meters means that hundreds of meter readers will no longer be required, providing significant savings to the power distributors. They also give power distributors the ability to remotely disconnect and reconnect power at a specific property. Smart meters provide the means to charge different rates for electricity at different times. (This was already possible with the non-wireless interval meters, which are also being replaced).
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Thousands of British pounds sterling for Julian Assange's release on bail have been claimed by UK authorities. But 
 

Ghana Shopping Mall Collapse: Four Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 seconds ago
The new five-storey building housing the Melcom mall in the centre of the capital Accra came down ahead of opening time on Wednesday morning. Rescue workers had pulled 42 survivors from the rubble by nightfall, as well as four dead bodies. http://news.sky.com/story/1008243/ghana-shopping-mall-collapse-four-dead

Guatemala Earthquake: At Least 48 Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 minute ago
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala, killing at least 48 people, injuring another 155 and destroying scores of homes. The quake, which hit at 10:35 am in the midst of the work day, caused terror over an unusually wide area, with damage reported in all but one of Guatemala's 22 states. It also sparked a tsunami alert on the El Salvador coast and evacuations from offices, homes and schools as far north as Mexico City, 600 miles to the northwest. http://news.sky.com/story/1008543/guatemala-earthquake-at-least-48-dead

Mark Basseley Youssef (If that is his real Name) Jailed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 minute ago
The man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison. Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, was sentenced on Wednesday for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. http://news.sky.com/story/1008497/anti-muslim-film-director-jailed-over-probation

Sandy Victims Suffer As New Storm Hits US Coast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 minute ago
A second storm has battered the north east coast of the United States adding to the misery felt by many after superstorm Sandy. Heavy snow and strong winds have hit parts of New York and New Jersey which brought down power lines and caused traffic delays. http://news.sky.com/story/1008579/sandy-victims-suffer-as-new-storm-hits-us-coast

Carpenters Union, Under Fire For Mob Connections, Endorsed And Funded Gambino Crime Family Congressman, Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 minutes ago
Grimm with the Carpenters Union bosses Obama won yesterday for many reasons. One of them was the overwhelming support he had from unions-- although let me mention that my sister's union, the American Federation of Teachers endorsed Obama and worked hard for him on a national level, while her Staten Island local never tired of urging the members to vote for Romney. We've been talking about unions that back Republicans and we've concentrated on the AFL-CIO's building trades unions, the worst of the lot. One of the most corrupt (and right-wing) of the unions is the Carpenters and Joiner... more »

Bradley Wiggins Crash: Recovering in hospital

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 minutes ago
Wiggins, 32, was thrown off his bike when a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy is thought to have pulled out of a petrol station and collided with him. A police source said his injuries from the crash were thought to be very serious at first, but later it appeared he suffered a number of broken ribs and cuts and bruises. http://news.sky.com/story/1008509/bradley-wiggins-in-hospital-after-bike-crash

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 04:27:15 UTC Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:27:15 AM at epicenter Location 55.951°S, 27.427°W Depth 83 km (51.6 miles) Region SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION Distances 86 km (53 miles) N (353°) from Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake VANUATU - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 17 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 03:23:36 UTC Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:23:36 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.622°S, 168.629°E Depth 103.2 km (64.1 miles) Region VANUATU Distances 103 km (64 miles) SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

More Hidden History Revealed: The REAL History Of How The Jews Destroyed Russia - Documentary: "In The Shadow Of Hermes"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 24 minutes ago
As a student of true history, I am truly sickened by the absolute crap that our failed "education" system continues to promote and lie to our youth of today. I have long discovered that our true history has been kept hidden on purpose, for if people would discover that they have been lied to all their lives and that our real past is absolutely different than what we have been taught to believe all these years, there would definitely be hell to pay! One facet of our history that I have always been intrigued with is the real history of Russia in the 20th century and how exactly the ... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 27 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 03:24:29 UTC Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 07:24:29 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.277°S, 53.365°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN Distances 1121 km (696 miles) NNE of Ile aux Cochons,

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 27 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:27:14 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 08:27:14 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.092°N, 92.569°W Depth 35.3 km (21.9 miles) Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO Distances 61 km (37 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 31 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:26:39 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 08:26:39 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.022°N, 92.756°W Depth 35.5 km (22.1 miles) Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO Distances 81 km (50 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 33 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:20:37 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 08:20:37 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.195°N, 91.971°W Depth 35.4 km (22.0 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 12 km (7 miles) SSW of Champerico, Guatemala

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 36 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.6 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 23:42:17 UTC Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 09:42:17 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 8.663°S, 148.046°E Depth 96.5 km (60.0 miles) Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 24 km (14 miles) WNW of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 37 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 22:42:48 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 04:42:48 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.907°N, 92.225°W Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 54 km (33 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake BIO-BIO, CHILE - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 39 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 22:41:33 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 07:41:33 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.523°S, 72.914°W Depth 39.5 km (24.5 miles) Region BIO-BIO, CHILE Distances 21 km (13 miles) W of Nacimiento, Chile

It's All Fun & Games Until Someone Loses Their Country

MrArbitrage at Table Of Wisdom.com - 39 minutes ago
Obama moves states ever closer to his goal. Here we stand, we can do no other. Where we are, how we got here and where we are going next by no choice of our own: Obama works diligently to force state Secession (Start at 4 minute mark.) Chuck Colson on Religious Freedom and Possible Necessity of Civil Disobedience

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 41 minutes ago
Magnitude 6.3 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:01:51 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 06:01:51 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 49.185°N, 128.528°W Depth 16.6 km (10.3 miles) Region VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION Distances 186 km (115 miles) SSW of Port Hardy, Canada

Nate Silver's Prediction Spot On. Punditry on the Decline?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 42 minutes ago
Viva la statistics. Source: Newsy

Podcast No. 12 – ISA-NE2012 SF and Pedagogy Panel (mp3)

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 50 minutes ago
This is the audio (in mp3 format) from the Speculative Fiction and Pedagogy panel at the International Studies Association-Northeast 2012 convention. The panel featured Henry Farrell, Dan Nexon, Jennifer Lobasz, and PTJ. Notes: The new feed for Duck of Minerva podcasts is here. I will continue to post Duck of Minerva podcasts at the old feed Continue reading

Crazy Fun with DownEast in Tooele

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 58 minutes ago
Do you have a go to outfit? One you know that will kill at any event? I do, it is a grey dress that I bought at DownEast forever ago. I know that I can move in it, that I won't accidentally reveal more of myself that I want to and it is comfortable. That is why I love DownEast. I feel comfortable in their clothes and covered in their clothes. DownEast Basics recently opened a new store in Tooele, UT and invited some of my favorite bloggers to come check it out. The store in Tooele, features the DownEast Girl line. I love this line. I always need white shirts to go under my 3-year... more »

Podcast No. 12 – ISA-NE2012 SF and Pedagogy Panel (m4a)

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
This is the audio (in m4a format) from the Speculative Fiction and Pedagogy panel at the International Studies Association-Northeast 2012 convention. The panel featured Henry Farrell, Dan Nexon, Jennifer Lobasz, and PTJ. Notes: The new feed for Duck of Minerva podcasts is here. I will continue to post Duck of Minerva podcasts at the old Continue reading

Confederation Overpass Opens

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 2 hours ago
I was beginning to think I'd never see it happen, but after a few delays, the Confederation Overpass opened for traffic today. While I normally doze off on the bus ride to work, I'll suck back a little extra caffeine tomorrow for the ride in so I can see how things go. I would have seen it on my ride home from work earlier this evening if I hadn't have dozed off. Theoretically, with the Thickwood overpass (which opened last year) and the Confed. overpass now in place, you should be able to travel Highway 63 north out of the downtown core without delays. Except...there is still roa... more »

Time for bed

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago

News from the Jews - 2012 Election

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 2 hours ago
Before highlighting some news items from the Jewish press regarding last night’s election, I would like to say that I actually did go out and vote, although I realize voting is a meaningless task “all Good, Patriotic Americans” must complete to prove they are "engaged in the democratic process” and “making their voice heard.” The elections and the entire election industry – the debates, the political ads, the speeches, the rallies, the media hype, etc. – are merely show put on for public consumption. None of the candidates and media “experts” talk about anything of substance, like t... more »

Stony Run Farm 2012

risa bear at A Way to Live - 2 hours ago
A year in the subsistence/permaculture life. The flowers on the table toward the end were brought by Daughter for the wake for Risa's parents, Martha M. L. Smith, 1928-2012, and Thomas Eugene Smith, 1917-2012.

Laboring in the Neo-Feudal Economy

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
A Part-Time, Low-Wage Epidemic: The jobs gained recently by the U.S. economy are disproportionately low-paying, insecure ones. By Mortimer Zuckerman. The Wall Street Journal *N*ovember 5, 2012 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707604578094601253124258.html[Excerpted] The number of Americans now working part time has soared to 8.3 million—up 313,000 in the past two months alone. With economic growth declining or stagnant for quarter after quarter, many companies feel it is too risky to take on people full time. This has created an army of "underutilized labor." Americ... more »

More on money and our way of government

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
* * *"If we took all the money we spend on political ads and used it to educate our children and feed the poor, we wouldn't be America."* *-- Tracy Klugian, president of the Negative Advertising Association of America, quoted by the Borowitz Report* *by Ken* Tracy Klugian, Andy Borowitz's longtime jack-of-many-right-wing-trades, apparently has a new job: president of the Negative Advertising Association of America ("which represents the nation's leading producers of political attack ads"). And in this capacity he is challenging the claim "that the nation had spent $2.5 billion [on t... more »

Blind Followers of Evil: Voters For Obama Don't Mind Obama's Victims

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
The bad news is that Obama was reelected and is now free to attack both Syria and Iran, while imposing austerity on the hard-working American people. Domestic critics of Obama's policies will be labeled racists, traitors, and terrorists, and thereafter imprisoned and/or executed on the spot via drones and police/military. The good news is that only 30% of the U.S. population wants the devious and criminal Obama to be President. As Tony Cartalucci *explains in this tweet*, "#Obama gets aprox 50% pop. vote out of aprox. 60% turnout = a whopping 30% mandate by all eligible voters.... more »

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James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Congratulations! City of Iqaluit, New Mayor and Council 2012

Iqaluit Council 2012

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
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Portland Police Accused of Tasering Elderly Man for No Transit Ticket

Intercept at The Intercept - 5 hours ago
E. Snow According to video producer's Reddit Post: 8:15 Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012 Man tasered multiple times while on ground and beaten by transit police for lack of Max ticket. Conversation preceding incident went as such: Officer: "Do you have a ticket?" Victim: "No, I'll just leave." Officer: "No you won't." Victim: "Don't touch me..." Officers names and badge numbers are: Scott Guy 14963 Bob Downing 15 'Refused Name' 1459 Scott 'Skippy' Olsen 26435 Taylor Letsis 47186 Does a lack of paid fare require the tasering of one of our fellow Portlanders? This man showed no anger or malice... more »

Taiwanese entrepreneurs leaving US for China?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
Forbes sounds a warning on Taiwanese entrepreneurs, the one article you should be reading today... Chang is representative of the growing number of immigrant entrepreneurs who have begun to seek market opportunities outside the U.S. in the phenomenon called the reverse brain drain. I met him in the course of conducting research for a Kauffman Foundation report on immigrant entrepreneurship, which found that the proportion of immigrant founded-companies in Silicon Valley had dropped from 52.4% to 43.9% since 2005. Significantly, the reverse brain drain has hit Taiwanese entrepreneur... more »

Back in the Game

Lori Anne Haskell at Adventures with Kurt and Lori - 5 hours ago
***Pic above is Angie, Kory and I at her bday party last weekend! :) Super fun times.* Welcome back me! :) Last post was March of this year, when Kurt decided to run for Congress. As we all know, that did not end up in a win. However, since Kurt was not the incumbent and we are in a District that leans Republican, we knew going in it would be an uphill battle. It was a huge learning experience, and I am happy he went for it. My husband is one of the most courageous people I know, and I admire how he decided to simply go for something full force like he did. No political ba... more »

Lightning Round--Harry Reid Talks Filibuster Reform, Ted Nugent Alive and At Large, Good Day for Marriage Equality, Billionaires Waste Their Money, West Out, Grayson In, More...

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 5 hours ago
So many fish to fry...* * *Politico: *Harry Reid named three things he will push for going forward--filibuster reform, immigration reform, and protecting social security. Sounds like a good start. Give 'em hell. I can't believe what a Harry Reid fanboy I have become in the last couple of years.** * **Flavorwire: *During the campaign Damn Yankees guitarist Ted Nugent predicted that if President Obama won reelection he would wind up dead or in jail. So far he's okay and has not been charged with any crimes, other than hilarious tweeting. *Eating a Dandelion: *Maine, Maryland, Washingt... more »

Our twilight?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce.” - Thomas Sowell* American commentators have been talking all morning about the reasons for Obama’s electoral success. It all comes down, most say, to his amazing ability to attract African-American voters, Asian-American voters, Latino voters …. In other words, it’s all about race. This is nauseating. Allow me to quote further from Michael Hurd, from whom I quoted yesterday: The primary issue is not race. It’s outlook. You have basically two types of people, when cons... more »

Whatever You Do, DON'T READ STEPHEN LENDMAN (It Might Hurt Your Feelings)

Why is it that some men are so astute? Stephen Lendman addresses those known coming unpleasantnesses that the loud cheering after Obama's election can't obfuscate. Money Party Wins US Election by Stephen Lendman The same party wins every time. Duopoly power rules. America is a one party state with two wings. Each replicates the other. On major issues mattering most, not a dime's worth of

Samalayuca UFO Crash?

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
Here’s a bit of a conundrum. I have been looking into a report of a flaming object crash on October 12, 1947. According to a short article that appeared in an unidentified newspaper: FLAMING MYSTERY STARTLES TEXANS, CROSSES BORDER El Paso, Tex, Oct 12 – (AP) An unidentified flaming object soared over the Texas-Mexico border today, apparently smashing into the Samalayuca mountains of Mexico with a loud explosion and billows of smoke. The approximate impact area was estimated to be less than 10 miles from the point where a V-2 rocket off its track crashed south of Juarez May 20. The pu... more »

Rest In Peace Syrian Actor Mohamad Rafea - A Voice of Conscience

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
Willy Loman - *Syrian actor Mohamad Rafea captured, tortured and killed by US-backed death squad*. Lizzie Phelan - *Mohamad Rafea, the martyr for Syria's unity*. That's why FSA killed Mohamad Rafea: Syrian actor speaks at Damascus demonstration Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead

I Could Write A Book On The Depredations Of The DCCC... Let's Start With WV-01

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Get used to seeing this photo for a few days West Virginia's northern third is basically the first congressional district, the traditionally Democratic one that includes Wheeling, Parkersburg and Morgantown. In 2010 the DCCC was certain they could win there and spent $1,294,055 independently to defeat wealthy GOP right-winger David McKinley. They came close but... no banana. McKinley defeated state Senator Mike Oliverio 90,660 (50.4%) to 89,220 (49.6%); that close. So, of course Steve Israel tried-- and tried hard-- to recruit Oliverio to run again this time... and he nearly did, but... more »

Interests of justice the test to apply in staying an appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
*Korea Data Systems (USA), Inc. v. Aamazing Technologies Inc.*, 2012 ONCA 756 raises a curious issue: when should an appeal be stayed to allow for matters ancillary to the judgment appealed to be resolved? The *RJR-Macdonald* test is usually used for stays of proceedings but the Court held a simpler interests of justice test was more appropriate. The Court held: [19] I prefer the broader "interests of justice" test to the three-stage *RJR-Macdonald* test in such circumstances because I think it responds more flexibly to the somewhat different considerations that are in pla... more »

Rupert Sheldrake about the science delusion

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 7 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/UPccMlgug8A *Rupert Sheldrake* is next to biologist a writer about and researcher of often controversial subjects. Crystals learning to grow and telepathy in dogs aren't conventional subjects, are they? But neither are the materialistic dogmatic scientific opinions based on methods from centuries ago, when the Earth still had to be measured and was hardly thought to revolve around the Sun. For Sheldrake it seems as if much of today's science is based on bigotry and the notion that we know everything, except some details that still have to be filled in. Models ... more »

Chris Matthews: Anyone Who Doesn't Vote Is An 'Idiot'

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
"The people that think they're better than democracy are really a joke on themselves." - Chris Matthews. But the current political system in the U.S. is not democratic so Matthews is a joke. Remaining on the two-party slave ship is a huge mistake. It has already crashed into the iceberg of reality. Only third-party lifeboats will lead America to new shores of prosperity and freedom.

Important Basic Facts You Should Know About Israel !

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Yes, the US Presidential election is now over, and as I said in a previous article, the American public has indeed voted for another 4 years of enslavement to the criminal state of Israel. It is sad that most Americans are still unaware that they are nothing more than slaves to criminal Jewish interests.... I came across an amazing article earlier today through the "Rense" website ( www.rense.com), that originates from the website: "The Truth Seeker" at www.thetruthseeker.com, and now a fellow truth seeker "Digger For Truth" ( www.diggerfortruth.wordpress.com) has also picked up an... more »

‘Our society is being turned into a sort of prison camp’

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/6/michael-savage-5-questions-with-decker/

Quinton Jones Released By Mistake In Georgia Despite being on a Murder Charge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A manhunt is under way in Georgia for a murder suspect who was mistakenly, but "lawfully" set free following a paperwork mix-up. Quinton Jones, 32, was scheduled to appear in court on Monday to face charges over the shooting of 29-year-old La Maurice Westbrook in June 2011. http://news.sky.com/story/1008422/murder-suspect-released-by-mistake-in-georgia

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 19:55:34 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 01:55:34 PM at epicenter Location 14.018°N, 92.173°W Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 59 km (37 miles) S (175°) from Suchiate, Chiapas, Mexico

Trotsky on Lesser-Evilism

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 8 hours ago
Trotters (apparently) once wrote: *The occupation of eastern Poland by the Red Army (in 1939-40) is to be sure it is a ‘lesser evil’ in comparison with the occupation of the same territory by Nazi troops, but this lesser evil was obtained because Hitler was assured of achieving a greater evil. If somebody sets, or helps set a house on fire, and afterward saves five out of ten of the occupants of the house in order to convert them into his own semi-slaves, that is to be sure a lesser evil than to have burnt the entire ten. But it is dubious that this fire-bug merits a medal for the r... more »

Iraq After The US Occupation - Hawazen in Iraq

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Washington brought anarchy, not democracy, to Iraq. And now it is bringing anarchy to Syria. Source: 108morris108.

The Long Dark Tea Time of the Conservative Soul for Woolery, Trump

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 8 hours ago
Comedian Dave Anthony has been relentless in his election season antagonism of the uber-conservative game show host Chuck Woolery's twitter account. Like most conservatives, today is tough for Mr. Woolery, who took to his twitter account in the aftermath of the election and gave us this bitter nugget: Now we will see how far left this country is willing to go. — Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) November 7, 2012 We will do no such thing. President Obama was re-elected because he operates in the political center. Mitt Romney lost because he could not get back to the center after he was... more »

Hillary Clinton’s “Democracy” for Syria

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
Global Research Bill Van Auken [image: hillary-zagreb-reut-670] US imperialism has a long and sordid record of bloody military interventions and interference in the affairs of other countries for the purpose of securing the interests of Wall Street and corporate America. Ever since William Howard Taft declared that “our little brown brothers” of the Philippines would need “50 to 100 years of close supervision” to develop functioning self-government, these interventions have been justified with assertions of Washington’s unique role in bringing democracy to less fortunate peoples of... more »

Do Democrats Have a Structural Electoral College Advantage Now?

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 8 hours ago
There are still more votes to be counted, but as of now the tipping point state was...Colorado, same as in 2008. They're still counting the votes in Colorado, but as of now Barack Obama's lead is an impressive 4.7 percentage points, larger than his leads in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. A uniform 4.6 point shift away from Obama would have given Mitt Romney those three states, while leaving Obama with Colorado and a winning 272 Electoral Votes. Meanwhile, as I look at the results so far, Obama's lead in the national vote is up to 2.3 points, which makes his electoral college advantage ... more »

Conor Friedersdorf discusses conservative media!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012* *And the millions they just disinformed:* For our money, Conor Friedersdorf’s post at Atlantic is the most significant post of the day. By far! Friedersdorf isn’t a lefty or a liberal. He’s a person with a strong message for the many disinformed people of the conservative world: FRIEDERSDORF (11/7/12): Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, "What went wrong?", they should ask themselves a question every bit as important: *"Why were we the last to realize that things were going wrong for us?"* *Barack Obama just trounced a Republican opponent for the s... more »

The RAPEublican Train Wreck

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
While all the paid pundits are huffing and puffing about what went right for Obama and wrong for Romney, I'd like to offer my humble opinion. The RAPEublicans' social policy was idiotic and DOOMED. Federally, and in many state houses, they've been waging a relentless War on Women, culminating in an astonishing attack on contraception. Elsewhere, several of their Neanderthal candidates fatally flapped their yaps on rape and magic lady parts. They doubled down on Teh Geys, just as support for equal marriage grew to be the majority view. They ignored all demographics except angry wh... more »

A Must Listen: John Friend On Truth Militia Radio, Monday November 5th, 2012 With Jonathan Azaziah

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
First, I decided to take yesterday off for some R and R and to take care of some family business. I did watch the final results of the so called Presidential "Selection" last night upon returning from some family business, and all I could say is that America is getting exactly what I and others have said for quite some time.... Another 4 years of enslavement to Israel! For this article, I want to present the following very important must listen to link. It is for my friend, John Friend's ( www.johnfriendsblog.blogspot.com) Truth Militia radio show for Monday, November 5th, 2012, a... more »

Guatemala 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake: Tsunami Generated

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
LOCATION - GUATEMALA MAGNITUDE - 7.4 MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER ------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- ----- ACAJUTLA SV 13.6N 89.8W 1739Z 0.07M / 0.2FT 28MIN LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH) LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST) TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME) AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL. IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT. VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT). PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT. EVALUATION... more »

ISRAELI OFFICIAL: ‘WE WILL NOT CAPITULATE BEFORE OBAMA.’ Warns president’s reelection means Jewish state must ‘take care of its own’

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2012/11/07/israeli-official-we-will-not-capitulate-before-obama-warns-presidents-reelection-means-jewish-state-must-take-care-of-its-own/ *Thoughts:* Fair enough. Israel can start by paying back the billions of dollars given to it yearly that it uses on weapons of persecution, illegal settlements, terrorist operations, and all the other evils it shares with Iran. Slam the door on them both and let's focus on a place that really matters: North America.

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.1 Region NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA Date time 2012-11-07 18:37:44.0 UTC Location 37.27 S ; 71.11 W Depth 50 km Distances 96 km SE Coihueco

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake FALCON, VENEZUELA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.7 Region FALCON, VENEZUELA Date time 2012-11-07 18:31:21.4 UTC Location 11.21 N ; 69.61 W Depth 45 km Distances 25 km S Coro, Venezuela

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.6 Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Date time 2012-11-07 18:09:24.7 UTC Location 14.24 N ; 92.35 W Depth 10 km Distances 35 km SW Ocós

Ole Miss students yell out racial slurs in campus riot protesting Obama's reelection

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
President Obama's call for unity in his acceptance speech in Chicago didn't quite make it down South. A riot broke out at The University of Mississippi - known as Ole Miss - as more than 400 students yelled out racial slurs and burned Obama-Biden campaign posters after the Democratic incumbent was crowned the victor of the 2012 Presidential Election on Tuesday. Emotions ran high among the angered college conservatives in Oxford, Mississippi, with university police being called in shortly after midnight to diffuse the crowd. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229300/Ole-Mis... more »

Thoughts for the Brain - Obamarama

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 9 hours ago
Very well then I contradict myself. My abiding fear that wimpy, liberal America would be too enervated to stave off a Zomney Apocalypse proved unfounded. The turn out was enough and Obama won, which is about the best ‘realistic’ result we could have hoped for. There is still no significant party to the left of the Democrats, save for the Green Party, and I don’t know how they’ve done (or how much to the left of the Dems they actually are). One of these would really change the picture, and that's *actual * realism. But what does the result mean? Politically it’s business as usual, al... more »

Back to reality for Obama: Dow Jones plunges 200 points as markets react to Obama's re-election

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
President Obama was snapped back into the reality of dealing with a fragile economic recovery today as stocks plunged and job openings dropped to a five-month low in the wake of his re-election. The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 200 points within minutes after the opening bell and it continued falling, down 354 points two hours later. Index futures also plunged after the European Union slashed its growth forecast for next year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229309/Election-2012-Stocks-plummet-wake-President-Obamas-election.html

The Pentagon and agencies choose Obama, the Chinese military stick with Hu

        AMERICAN KABUKI at American Kabuki - 9 hours ago
* * *The Pentagon and agencies choose Obama, the Chinese military stick with Hu* Posted by Benjamin Fulford November 8, 2012 Barack Obama’s victory in the electronically-rigged US presidential election means he will remain the spokesman for the pentagon and the agencies over the next 4 years. These same agencies recently have activelyleaked information about Romney’s drug money laundering and other criminal activities in a clear sign of a military-industrial complex revolt against the Bush Nazi faction, according to CIA and other sources. The Dragon family also supported Obama b... more »

Manufacturing Dissent: The Truth About Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
For more information: - US Army Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Doctrine (2000) - Color Revolution's Mystery Gunmen : Explains how opposition militants are used to stage violence against unarmed protesters to further expand violence and destabilize a targeted government. - London Telegraph: "BBC News uses 'Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre'" - Syria: Game Over for Western Propaganda: Syrian Activists Caught Lying, Syrian Rebels Caught Committing Atrocities. - "Syria, Waco, Occupy, and Los Angeles": Examples of US using deadly force in r... more »

Fears for civil liberties as Apple patents technology that could remotely disable protesters' smartphones

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
The new technology would act as a 'kill switch' for smartphones, disabling any cameras on the devices and blocking their connection to mobile networks. Apple stresses that the function would be most likely used to prevent copyright theft, such as in cinemas, or to stop phone cameras being used in inappropriate places, like department store changing rooms. However, in the filing for U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, the company adds that 'covert police or government operations may require complete "blackout" conditions'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2229273/Fears-civil-li... more »

Twenty Bucks, Same as in Town: Thumpin' edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
As Mikey Flannigan recently said, *Citizen's United* can giveth as well as taketh. In this case, the Super PACs that were supposed to hand the elections to the Republicans as per the Supreme Court's wishes wound up handing most of them to the Democrats, instead. So lets take a stroll through Blogtopia and see what my comrades in arms are saying about last night's buttfucking of the GOP, shall we? ------------------------------ Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast gives us a comprehensive rundown, giving generous props to the Big Dog, the Big Storm and her Big Governor in Bill, Chris and S... more »

Prime Example of Europe's Nobel Peace Prize

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Some 100,000 protesters - some chanting "Fight! They're drinking our blood!" - have crammed the centre of Athens. Public transport has been halted, schools banks and government offices were shut down and rubbish is piling up on the streets on the second day of a nationwide strike. Parliament employees also delayed the vote after going on strike to protest against wage cuts. http://news.sky.com/story/1008384/violent-protests-break-out-over-greek-cuts

PROP 37 AND CORPORATE LIES IN THE POST TRUTH ERA

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 hours ago
RBN As a historic vote with profound implications for the future of our food system nears, the question becomes whether a campaign with limitless resources and a disdain for the truth can defeat an overwhelmingly popular idea supported by a grassroots army, and over 3000 public interest organizations: the right to know what's in the food we eat and feed our families. Poll after poll showed 90% of Americans (and Californians) favored labeling foods that have been genetically engineered (GMOs) and nearly a million signatures were gathered by California volunteers in just 10 weeks -... more »

Psychological Warfare

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 10 hours ago

further thoughts on why i blog: a clarification

laura k at wmtc - 10 hours ago
My recent post about no longer voting in US elections caused some dismay and upset among some of USian readers. At least one friend interpreted that post as encouraging others not to vote. I was surprised by this - but my friend was surprised that it meant otherwise! It seemed like a clarification was in order. First of all, I would never try to convince anyone not to vote. For most of my life, the idea of not voting was anathema to me. I would have never considered it. And, in the first few presidential elections in which I was eligible to vote, I voted Democrat, and I didn't agree... more »

Careful Donald, They Might Dust Off the Guillotine

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
I'm pretty sure I have figured out Donald Trump's affliction - paresis. If you don't know, Google it. Trump is now calling for Americans to march on Washington to protest the "great and disgusting injustice" of Obama's re-election. *"We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!," he wrote.* *"Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us. (sic)"* Trump, you stupid old bastard, sit down and STFU! * * If Trump wants a revolution, maybe it's time he got his wish.

AIM West Conference: Trail of Broken Treaties and UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
*The 40th Anniversary of the Trail of Broken Treaties and how it relates to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples* ** *By AIM West* *www.aimwest.info* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Now with the US President being confirmed for another four more years *it is the time for AIM friends and supporters* to gather together and take the opportunity and momentum and seek out new and challenging methods to have the voice of Indigenous peoples heard! With the passing of our Elders and leadership into spirit world over the recent months and years it is time... more »

AIM Day of Action against Wells Fargo Justice for Niko

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
*Photos and article by Southern California AIM* *Censored News* http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com *Also see at Censored News: Apache woman terminally ill evicted in Orange County* http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/10/apache-woman-terminally-ill-evicted.html The American Indian Movement of Southern California (AIM-SoCal) called for a day of action against Wells Fargo Bank on Saturday, November 3, to draw attention to the illegal eviction of Niko Black, a terminally-ill Native American woman in Garden Grove, California. The day of action began with a 9am protest at the Wells Fargo ... more »

Whither Israel?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
Benjamin Netanyahu did everything shy of stuffing ballot boxes for Mitch Romney. He gambled, and lost. Now Benny will have to wait to see what his odious efforts have earned him. *Israel awoke to the news it faced what many see as a political and diplomatic relationship in need of rehabilitation.* *The close relationship of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with US casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who devoted millions to Mr Romney, was noted by the Obama administration, Eytan Gilboa of the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies said.* *''This is not a good developme... more »

Eye of Education Storm in New Jersey

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
As Chris Christie and Bruce Springsteen continue their love fest here in New Jersey, more than 60 percent of school districts in the state are still closed and many have no heat or are in dangerous and precarious conditions. What's next for education reform and RTTT in NJ? Before NJ goes the way of NOLA, time to get ahead of the next tsunami of closures, privatization and union busting that no Springsteen song can stop. Christie might be happy he finally got to meet Bruce, but he is still the same bully who finally got to hang out with the cool kids for a while. Like with any bulli... more »

Merkel wants ambitious overhaul of euro zone in 2-3 years.....If it lasts that long

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on fellow European leaders on Wednesday to agree an ambitious, concrete plan for closer fiscal and economic integration next month that can then be put in place over the next two to three years. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-europe-merkel-idUSBRE8A61QH20121107

Time for Obama to "Move to the Center"?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
*Just Be Grateful His Embalmer is Skilled with Make-up.* Mitch McConnell epitomizes everything that's wrong with and will bring down the Republicans in Congress. Were he any older they would remove his chair from the Senate and give him a box instead. McConnell came out swinging this morning, telling Obama it was up to *him*to move to the center, that, presumably, being wherever the radical Right chooses to put it. This is, of course, the same reptilian jackass who began Obama's first term by pledging the Republicans would do everything in their power to obstruct America's preside... more »

Many things to be happy, even ecstatic, about:

Eric Whitney at Reality Pimp - 11 hours ago
- Obama won! Read Digby's post on why Romney lost; she nails it! - Allen West *lost*! Hooray! - Colorado and Washington passed laws to legalize marijuana! I'm totally over the moon about this! And local initiatives decriminalizing marijuana passed in Michigan! - Maryland, Maine, Washington and Minnesota marriage equality initiativesturned out in favor of marriage rights for all! Great! Fabulous news! - Liz Warren beat that bastard Scott Brown in Massachusetts! - Rape Comments Cost Anti-Choice Candidates Their Seats! Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Linda McM... more »

Nueva serie de imágenes bonitas para coleccionistas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago

California House Races-- Golden For Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The only big disappointment was in CA-25 where Buck McKeon managed to hang on by the skin of his teeth. With no help from the DCCC or the California Democratic Party-- and battling furiously against Steve Israel's policy of giving free passes to senior Republican committee chairmen-- Lee Rogers cut down McKeon's usually large victory margin to 98,090 (55.2%) to 79,597 (44.8%). It was McKeon's closest brush with political extinction since he was first elected in 1992 and Rogers would have been a sure winner had not Steve Israel decided to not contest the seat. We'll work on Rogers t... more »

Violent Protests Break Out Over Greek Cuts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Greek police have employed water cannon and teargas after violent protests broke out in Athens ahead of fresh austerity cuts. Thousands of Greeks have marched to the main square outside the parliament building in Athens to protest the cuts and reforms essential to unlock further monetary aid. The violence broke out after protesters tried to break through a barricade to enter the parliament building. http://news.sky.com/story/1008384/violent-protests-break-out-over-greek-cuts

Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day on Tuesday is Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud. His slogan was “You can Bank on Banks.” http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/detroiters-elect-ex-con-brian-banks-as-state-rep/

Guatemala Earthquake: at least 8 Injured as school Collapses

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
According to the Guatemalan newspaper "Prensa Libre", there have been landslides houses in the towns of San Pedro and San Marcos Sacatepque.In the latter region, a school collapsed. Eight people were injured, including students and teachers.

When truths don't commute. Inconsistent histories.

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*A short introduction to Consistent Histories after some trivial appetizer* When the uncertainty principle is being presented, people usually – if not always – talk about the position and the momentum or analogous dimensionful quantities. That leads most people to either ignore the principle completely or think that it describes just some technicality about the accuracy of apparatuses. However, most people don't change their idea what the information is and how it behaves. They believe that there exists some sharp objective information, after all. Nevertheless, these ideas are inc... more »

Temporary Foreign Workers

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 11 hours ago
A decade ago I was effectively an itinerant farm worker in Australia. The Australian fruit and vegetable harvest industry relies heavily on a large army of 20-something year old international travellers on working holiday permits to pick and pack produce. Take away the backpackers and the fruit rots on the trees. I was able to save money and continue travelling around the world after I left

And Now, Some Sanity

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
Paul Craig Roberts: The Game is Rigged! Gerald Celente: Best Criminal on The Block Became President Lew Rockwell: No Choice Between 2 Warmongering Puppets Max Keiser: Americans Are Euthanized by Big Banks 

7.4 magnitude quake off Guatemala-Mexico coast: USGS

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
"We just had an earthquake," Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard wrote on Twitter. "It was intense in a good part of the city." One Mexico City metro line was briefly suspended but Ebrard reported moments later that the system was back running normally. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iTz09u_CISGH9f8Koc6nb48c0HGw?docId=CNG.22679e4ef99e7d60e626e896365765fc.121

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude M 5.6 Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Date time 2012-11-07 17:04:03.3 UTC Location 13.92 N ; 92.24 W Depth 10 km Distances 55 km SW Champerico

Sea lice killing 'large numbers' of salmon

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Large numbers of free ranging salmon are being killed by parasitic sea lice in European waters every year, an international study has suggested. The research involved the release of 280,000 tagged salmon smolts into 10 rivers in Ireland and Norway. Sea lice were responsible for 39% of deaths among the young fish, according to the study's newly-published results. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-20236291

Merkel says ahead of Cameron talks UK must stay in Europe....Or what?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
"I believe you can be very happy on an island, but being alone in this world doesn't make you any happier," she said. Merkel was scheduled to meet the British leader for a working dinner later on Wednesday to discuss a stand-off over the EU's medium-term budget and German irritation at Britain's growing disengagement with EU integration. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/uk-europe-merkel-britain-idUKBRE8A61W020121107

Canada, The Road To Facism(Chapters 3-4)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
*Written by Robin Mathews* *The Early Twentieth Century and the Second World War* *(pages 35-41)* * *The 1911 election revealed a Canada unwilling to get too close, by agreements or treaties, to the U.S.A. When the election was over, none realized that within a few years Canada would be a participant in the First World War (*1914-1918) *and would lose 61,326 men, and bring home *172,950 *who had been wounded – from a population of less than eight million. Canada showed itself to be a significant force in the War, and at the insistence of Canadian prime minister Robert Laird Bord... more »

Angela Merkel attacked by homegrown critics for preaching austerity to Europe while Germany goes on a spending spree

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
*Image: Irish Leader tries to impress Merkel with his knowledge of recent German history and has become Merkel's pet student.* Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with David Cameron was overshadowed by fierce criticism of her government's policies in Germany, where she stands accused of preaching austerity for the rest of Europe while going on a spending spree at home. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/angela-merkel-attacked-by-homegrown-critics-for-preaching-austerity-to-europe-while-germany-goes-on-a-spending-spree-8294456.html

Collateral facts rule

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
*R. v. C.L*., 2012 ONCA 752 deals with the collateral fact rule. In general the rule provides that a party may not impeach the credit of their opponent's witness by calling witnesses to contradict that witness on collateral matters. But, if the evidence goes to an issue in dispute, and is not called merely to attack credibility, the evidence is proper. The Court writes: [12] I agree with the trial judge. In *R. v. Aalders*, [1993] 2 S.C.R. 482, 103 D.L.R. (4th) 700, Cory J., for the majority, described evidence that does not offend the collateral fact rule to include evidence that m... more »

Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

Friends, I agree with every word below. You? Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him AnywayBy Cenk Uygur November 06, 2012 "Information Clearing House Anyone who thinks President Obama will magically turn around in his second term and be a real progressive is high on a 2008 supply. Soon after President Obama is re-elected he will do the Grand Bargain deal with

Obama glow fades as markets tumble

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Global stock markets, which initially greeted the re-election of Barack Obama by creeping higher, have gone into reverse as analysts look ahead to the so-called US fiscal cliff and new figures raise fresh concerns over the health of the European economy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/9661705/Barack-Obama-Markets-tumble-following-election.html

Copy copy copy . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
MICHAEL GEIST has been trying to keep Canada as free as possible, as a place where we can enjoy our digital entertainment. According to him, as of today, we have new copyright laws in effect. Check out his post, "Canadian Copyright Reform In Force: Expanded User Rights Now the Law". This morning, the majority of Bill C-11, the copyright reform bill, took effect, marking the most significant

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA / OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS MEXICO, No Tsunami Expected

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 643 AM HST WED NOV 07 2012 TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0636 AM HST 07 NOV 2012 COORDINATES - 14.0 NORTH 92.2 WEST LOCATION - OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS MEXICO MAGNITUDE - 7.5 MOMENT EVALUATION BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. R... more »

Obama 'Wants To Work With Defeated Rival'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
US President Barack Obama has tried to unify the country by reaching out to his defeated Republican rival about moving the country forward. Mr Obama tried to unify the nation, saying: "In the weeks ahead I look forward to sitting down with governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward." http://news.sky.com/story/1008025/obama-wants-to-work-with-defeated-rival

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 15:04:23 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 07:04:23 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.649°N, 133.085°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION Distances 165 km (102 miles) SSW of Masset, Canada

Citizens, United

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein.) If *Citizens United* taught us one thing, it's that it doesn't always buy elections for Republicans. But we should also not lose sight of the fact that it and the Super PACs it makes possible with no transparency or oversight can also be used to buy elections for Democrats. For now, however, progressives across the country, and many people in other countries, can take heart in the fact that the Supreme Court's horrible ruling on the role of corporate cash in elections is nothing compared to a peoples' resolve to push... more »

Can This Be True? Humanity Fails Test of Basic Morality

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
No radioactivity found in Fukushima mothers' breast milk. The Asahi Shimbun http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201211060058 Majia here: I questioning this assertion that no radiation was detected in Fukushima mothers' breast milk. There are several reasons I'm suspicious about the truth of this claim. First, the Japanese government has used inappropriate methods for detecting radiation in food products. Food should be tested in a scintillator for contamination. Geiger counters are not an effective means for testing radiation contamination unless the contaminatio... more »

7.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 7.4 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 16:35:50 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 10:35:50 AM at epicenter Location 14.083°N, 91.916°W Depth 41.6 km (25.9 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 56 km (35 miles) SSW (206°) from Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.6 Region NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Date time 2012-11-07 15:17:14.2 UTC Location 36.86 N ; 141.81 E Depth 28 km Distances 85 km E Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

Republicans Throw Election For Obama, Blame Liberty Movement

Intercept at The Intercept - 12 hours ago
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Will Seattle Become Amsterdam on the Pacific? America Turns a Page.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
Washingtonians approved same-sex marriage and marijuana decriminalization last night. This won't exactly trigger a stampede of Vancouverites to Seattle, it's already effectively decriminalized in Vancouver, but it might draw tourists from other states. I take encouragement from little steps like these that show progressivism is growing next door and it will keep growing. Much of the "no" vote comes from angry, old white people - emphasis on *old*. They're on their way out and will have a dwindling effect in future elections. Romney just might have been angry old white America... more » 

Syrian rebels kill 10 pro-Assad Palestinian militiamen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Syrian rebels killed 10 members of a Palestinian militant faction loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in fighting near a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, opposition sources said. Clashes between rebels and the Popular for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) have escalated this week in "Street 30" and the Hajar al-Aswad area near Yarmouk, a camp inhabited by 150,000 Palestinians and as many Syrians. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-syria-crisis-pflp-gc-idUSBRE8A615120121107

It's Personal With Me

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
The thing is, for the past 15 years or so, a big part of my real-world thinking and writing has been on using our present parliamentary system of representative democracy/constitutional monarchy/whatever you want to call our quasi-democratic-part-time-rule-of-law system, to constitutionally enshrine the human rights of people within their workplaces. Barring the possibility that neoliberal scumbag politicians will read our petitions or hear our protests and the scales will fall from their eyes and they'll legislate whatever we want when we want it, or of that the Canadian state... more »

Missing Lewis Eddleston: Body Found In Yorkshire

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Police investigating the disappearance of a 13-year-old boy in Doncaster have discovered a body in a ditch. South Yorkshire Police have said it is too early to identify the body, but confirmed that they are linking it to the disappearance of the missing teenager, named locally as Lewis Eddleston. http://news.sky.com/story/1008334/missing-lewis-eddleston-body-found-in-yorkshire

Post Election Must Read

2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
A SNIP for your enjoyment: Thomas Friedman Op-Ed Columnist Hope and Change: Part 2 By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: November 7, 2012 147 Comments In October 2010, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, famously told The National Journal, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” And that’s how he and his party acted. Well, Mitch, how’s that workin’ out for ya? The G.O.P. has lost two presidential elections in a row because it forced its candidate to run so far to the loony right to get through the primaries, ... more »

William Beggs 'Limbs-in-the-loch' killer awarded £5,000 compensation after claiming appeal process delays breached his human rights

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
William Beggs, 49, known as the 'limbs-in-the-loch' killer has been awarded £4,800 by the European Court of Human Rights over the delayed process of his appeals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228881/Limbs-loch-killer-William-Beggs-awarded-4-800-compensation-lengthy-appeals-process-breaches-human-rights.html

US investor who led Comet into administration after buying ailing firm for just £2 stands to make millions from liquidation

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Henry Jackson could rake in million's from Comet's collapse and previously bought MFI for £1 before it went bust and was sold off, also making him a profit. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229120/Henry-Jackson-led-Comet-administration-buying-ailing-firm-2-stands-make-millions-liquidation.html

Ash Dieback Threat May Be Worse Than Feared

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A deadly fungal disease that threatens to devastate the UK's native ash trees has been discovered in six new counties. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the chalara fraxinea fungus, which causes leaf loss and crown dieback and can lead to tree death, has now been found in 115 sites. New cases of ash dieback have been confirmed in Sussex, Berkshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and Northumberland - in addition to Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent and Essex where it had already been identified in the countryside. http://news.sky.com/story/1008127/ash-dieback-... more »

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF OREGON - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 13:06:58 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 04:06:58 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 44.673°N, 129.216°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region OFF THE COAST OF OREGON Distances 408 km (253 miles) W of Depoe Bay, Oregon

Common sense inferences may not always apply

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
The recent decision of *R v McConnell*, 2012 ABQB 263 points out that the "common sense" inference that someone intends the natural result of their actions may not always apply in the context of intoxication: In this case, the Crown urges the Court to apply the common sense inference that a sane and sober person intends the natural consequences of her actions. Such an inference is just that ‑ an inference ‑ and, as with any inference, its application depends on the circumstances of the case. As stated by Joyce, J. in R v Robinson, 2010 BCSC 368 (CanLII), 2010 BCSC 368 at para 107, ... more »

Wednesday Morning Election Reaction

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
One nice thing about a status-quo election: it doesn’t leave international-affairs experts with a great deal to prognosticate on. It will be interesting to see if the administration does, indeed, show more “flexibility” on BMD cooperation with Moscow and if it makes a push on Israel-Palestine. We should see a fresh wave of talent coming Continue reading

Syrian Rebels Commit War Crime by Executing Government Troops with Bullets of "Hope and Change"

Intercept at The Intercept - 13 hours ago
A video taken on November 1st, 2012 shows captured soldiers on the ground in Saraqeb, in northern Syria, and later shows them being shot to death. FSA are executing a group of captured government troops. Executing prisoners of war is in direct violation of the Geneva Convention. The United Nations said on Friday that a new video from Syria circulating on the Internet that appears to show antigovernment fighters kicking and summarily executing a group of frightened captive soldiers or militiamen could, if verified, represent evidence of a war crime. A video taken on November ... more »

“No Treason. The Constitution of No Authority” Lysander Spooner

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Lysander Spooner * Entreprenuer, scholar, radical abolitionist, principled believer in natural law and liberty -- Lysander Spooner is one of the most provocative, eclectic and prolific American legal theorists of the 19th century. His writing continues to influence those today interested in consent, natural law, individual rights, and constitutional order in political theory and practice. A must hear talk by Lysander Spooner on giving up your autonomy to the criminals during voting season. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:58:12 — 108.2MB) If your enjoyed *... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake HALMAHERA, INDONESIA - 7th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 13:03:07 UTC Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 10:03:07 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 2.720°N, 128.952°E Depth 49.4 km (30.7 miles) Region HALMAHERA, INDONESIA Distances 151 km (93 miles) NE of Tobelo, Indonesia

Act 1: Election over. Curtain rises on Act 2: "shift" on Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
The US election is over. Unsurprisingly, the winner was* Nobel peace prize laureate* Obom(b)a. He was selected by the elite classes because he is the ‘black’ Bush. Who better to run roughshod over the “dark continent”, Africa, and continue killing all the dark skinned Arabs? To the mindless it appears less racist to have a person of colour killing persons of colour. How else to make ‘white man’s burden’ less burdensome? The ‘arms length’ perception of involvement in the Syrian conflict will now be discarded. As readers here know, the involvement has never been arms length, always h... more »

Colorado and Washington vote to become first US states to legalize marijuana

Intercept at The Intercept - 14 hours ago
Russia Today Marijuana is now legal in Colorado and Washington for recreational use, and possibly in Oregon as well. While the decision in Colorado is historic, it was not without controversy: The measure won by a close six-point margin, 53% in favor to 47% opposed. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was an ardent opponent to the legalizaiton of recreational marijuana use, and reacted to the decision in the following statement: “The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law st... more »

SLOWEST CHILDREN OF THE PRESS CORPS: George Will!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012* *Interlude—Slowest children emeritus:* Prediction is one of the silliest things our children of the corn do. That said, TV producers *love* predictions—the more specific the better! So it was that a child emeritus invented his own private Minnesota on Sunday’s This Week program: STEPHANOPOULOS (11/4/12): And we are back now with election predictions. I have to take a pass, because I'm anchoring on Tuesday night...*George Will, you go first.* WILL: *I forgot my exact number. I guess you have a graphic here. I guess the wild card in what I've projected ... more »

Friendly Obama wags tail at Republicans

Eric Whitney at Reality Pimp - 14 hours ago
And so it begins anew. Did anyone else find themselves disappointed and anxious listening to Barack Obama's acceptance speech last night? It had the hallmarks of the namby-pamby, suck-up-to-Republicans, please-like-me Obama who screwed up so royally in his first term trying to work with people who hate his guts and who stopped at nothing to obstruct him. Is he a secret Republican? Seems so. Likes republicans and likes Republican policies. Well it's back to the future all over again. Obama has learned nothing from the constant slanders, insults and attacks he received from the... more »

Fundamentals and the Triumph of Avoiding Disaster

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 14 hours ago
John Sides has an excellent post up called "The Fundamentals Mattered in 2012." He's not saying that the campaigns didn't matter at all, but that the context for the campaign was a playing field favoring Barack Obama; as Matthew Dickinson reminded us before the polls closed, the consensus of fundamentals-based forecasts called for a narrow Obama victory. Absolutely true, and the place to begin. But step back a bit. By "fundamentals," we're talking about the economy, mainly, right? Or, perhaps, the economy and having an incumbent running for re-election. That's not all, however. The ... more »

At The End Of The Day 'Batshit Crazy' LOST OUT!

leftdog at Buckdog - 14 hours ago
*-Donald Trump Calls For Revolution ... (then deletes his more offensive tweets)* * **-Right wing Rocker Ted Nugent Blows A Gasket* * **-Ezra Levant simply can't understand why people want 'free stuff' like pensions and medicare* * * *-Ann Coulter 's heartbroken tweet* *-Brian Lilley describes Obamageddon* *-'Legitimate Rape' Senator Todd Akin LOSES!* *-'Rape may be God's plan' Senator LOSES!* *-Conrad Black Takes A Break From Self Promotion to muse *

Morning After Open Thread

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
For your venting pleasure, consider this your post-Election Day open thread. No big surprises in the congressional results, but at least two glimmers of hope are standing out this morning. Elizabeth Warren beat Scott Brown. The big question is how long she will last as an "independent voice of the people" in the Senate. My prediction: she will come out swinging, ease some of Bernie Sanders's lone voice lonesomeness, deliver many a rousing speech and write many an indignant letter railing against Wall Street. Then one day, sooner rather than later, her new bffs President Obama and H... more »
 
 

Expanded Conflict in Syria Promised by Romney Will Proceed Under Obama

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
Most irrelevant election in US history comes and goes as long-planned regime change using Al Qaeda death squads against Syria continues unabated. Tony Cartalucci Land Destroyer November 7, 2012 Almost as if to affirm the absolute irrelevance of elections in the "democratic" West, expanded conflict promised by the perceived "hawkish" Republican candidate Mitt Romney is proceeding immediately ahead under the re-elected President Barack Obama. Aside from superficial window dressing via an elaborate array of proxies through which US cash and weapons will flow, more direct military aid,... more »

Multicultural destruction of London to go UK-wide

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 14 hours ago
London - like all capital cities - has been the focus of mass non-European immigration. Within living memory, vast areas of London have been transformed from wholly indigenous boroughs, to wholly colonised non-indigenous slums. Why has this occurred? The very simple reason for the import of vast numbers of non-Europeans has been to destroy our ethnic homogeneity, and to thereby create the impression that because our lands are no longer distinct from others (using mischievous statistical chicanery), then our claim to distinct sovereignty along ethnic and cultural lines, is nullif... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Mickey Loomis hits ground running on return to Saints* * Week 9, Eagles at Saints: Strange Magic ~Saints Win* *Eight of nine state constitutional amendments pass* *First Hurricane Sandy, now Winter Storm Athena for the Eastern U.S. * Winter Storm Athena as seen at 9:01 am EST November 7, 2012. Image credit: NOAA/GSFC. *Missouri basin fluctuating between extremes*

We... The People

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Wealthy Organized Crime figure, Sheldon Adelson funneled immense sums of money to corrupt congressmen like Michael Grimm and Buck McKeon In his awesome new book, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes offers the supposition about our congressmembers that "We want them to be Guardians first; we don't think they should be for sale." That doesn't sound very controversial... but is it true? I guess it depends on how you define "we," or, at least, who he meant by "we." Keep in mind over half a billion dollars in "dark money" was just spent in this election cycle and 70% came from just 163 ve... more »

SAVILE ABUSED BOYS AT BRYN ESTYN

Anon at aangirfan - 15 hours ago
*Savile, 'working for the spooks'.* According to former residents of Bryn Estyn children's home in Wales: *1.* Sir Jimmy Savile was a regular visitor to the Bryn Estyn children's home. One resident, called Ben, had his trousers pulled down for Savile's ' entertainment' *2.* Boys from Bryn Estyn were gang raped. *3.* 12 or 13 people have died because of events at Bryn Estyn in 70s and 80s *4.* Top people in the Conservative party visited the home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229140/Bryn-Estyn-Victims-tell-horror-inside-North-Wales-care-home--Jimmy-Savile-regular-visito... more »

WotW: Try a Different Search Engine

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
Once upon a time Google ruled the world. The end. What, you've never heard that story before? Seriously though, Google has a massive hold on the Internet, and I can't really complain. I like Google and think they do certain things better than anyone else (web searches, free products, maps, etc). But every now and then I like to branch out and see what else is out there. Today I want to introduce you to two search engines that work a little bit differently than Google. Addict-o-matic Already you're interested because the name sounds so awesome. No, it won't get you hooked on coffee ... more »

Unarmed Judge killed in Syria car bombing by Rebels

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A judge has been killed in a bombing in a residential district of Damascus, Syrian state media said. The Sana news agency said a "terrorist group" planted explosives under the car of Judge Abad Nadhwah in the Barzeh district. The bomb was detonated remotely, killing him instantly. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/judge-killed-in-syria-car-bombing-8293607.html

Ghana: 'Dozens' Trapped After Mall Collapse

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
One employee at the scene who declined to be named told AFP around 40 workers were in the building when it collapsed, though he was not sure about the number of customers. Family members could be seen at the site attempting to call relatives who may be trapped by mobile phone, while scores of rescue workers sought to clear debris and get oxygen masks to victims. http://news.sky.com/story/1008243/ghana-dozens-trapped-after-mall-collapse

New chill in German-Russian ties before Merkel visit

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Two years in age separate Vladimir Putin, the German-speaking former KGB agent who spent five years in Dresden in East Germany's twilight years, from Angela Merkel, the Russian-speaking physicist who grew up near East Berlin. But familiarity with each other's languages and countries, and a common childhood experience east of the Iron Curtain, have never produced close personal relations. Now these look poised for a new chill. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-germany-russia-idUSBRE8A61DP20121107

Storm-battered New York and New Jersey ordered the evacuation ahead of new Storm

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
The looming bad weather has New York and New Jersey on edge again as the U.S. Northeast struggles to recover from former hurricane Sandy, which killed at least 120 in the United States and Canada when it struck on October 29 as a rare hybrid storm. New York City has ordered the evacuation of some low-lying hard-hit areas, including the Rockaways section of Queens and the south shore of Staten Island - home to nearly half of the 40 people killed in New York City by Sandy - while residents of at least two New Jersey towns have also been told to leave. http://www.reuters.com/article/... more »

Obama win spells trouble for Netanyahu

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energized critics at home who accused him of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-usa-campaign-israel-palestinians-idUSBRE8A61D920121107

Rebels fire at Assad's palace, hit neighborhood

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Syrian rebels fired mortars at President Bashar al-Assad's palace in Damascus on Wednesday but missed, in an attack underlining the growing boldness of forces fighting to end his family's 42 years in power. As violence flared in other parts of the country, Turkey said it was about to ask NATO to station Patriot missiles along its border with Syria to guard against violence spilling onto its territory. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE88J0X720121107

On The Ground

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Barack Obama has learned a lot in the last four years. During the first two years of his presidency, many of his supporters grumbled that he didn't understand who he was dealing with. When Republicans said that their first priority was to make him a one term president, they were serious. But the 2010 elections got his attention. And the debt ceiling debacle convinced him that the old admonition, "Early to bed and early to rise. Work like hell and organize" was the only way to deal with his opposition. And that's why Obama and the Democrats won the White House yesterday. True, the... more »

Ghana Shopping Centre Collapses

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago
A six-storey shopping centre has collapsed in Ghana, leaving an unknown number of victims trapped in the rubble. It is thought the top three floors of the Melcom mall in the Ghanaian capital Accra came down. http://news.sky.com/story/1008243/shopping-centre-collapses-in-ghana

Utter exasperation and irritation

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago

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