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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, November 9, 2012

9 November - Blogs I'm Following

  9:45 am MST


Ben Swann Explains Who Funded SOPA and PIPA Internet Piracy Bills

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 minute ago
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Oh America's Right Will Have a Field Day With This

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 4 minutes ago
Americans will choose their next president in 2016. That, according to the OECD, will also be the year that China overtakes the United States to become the world's largest economy. Four more years, four more years, four more years. We're Number One, no... We're Number Two, We're Number Two. Well you get the picture. To a nation where half the population can be made to believe just about anything, especially about a black guy, the linkage is bound to go down like honey and wine. Obama, China. Obama, China. Obama, China. The graphics department at FOX News is probably ... more »

Kind of Blue?

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 7 minutes ago
By Capt. Fogg Anyone who saw Karl Rove raging around the Foxhole in the moments after Fox News and all the others called the election for Obama -- and anyone watching him waving a tablet with numbers on it and squeaking madly yesterday; explaining why Obama beat the Great White Dope, might not suspect that this is all over now or that the nation has decided or will decide that the United States has now gone kind of blue. They might look to the past and not expect the far right will settle down and go along with the tide of the future any more than they did after the humiliation of ... more »

Bashar Al Assad Interview: ‘Syria faces not a Civil War, but Terrorism by Proxies’

Intercept at The Intercept - 10 minutes ago
Global Research Sophie Shevardnadze [image: ASSAD] *Assad: Erdogan thinks he’s Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman* *In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions.* * * *Assad told RT that the West creates scapegoats as enemies – from communism, to Islam, to Saddam Hussein. He accused Western countries of aiming to turn him into their next enemy.* *While mainstream media outlets generally report on... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 27 minutes ago
Hints of a more virulent, mutating West Nile virus emerge. Brian Vastag 11/8/2012 the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/hints-of-a-more-virulent-mutating-west-nile-virus-emerge/2012/11/08/75e37776-2523-11e2-9313-3c7f59038d93_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines [Excerpted] The West Nile virus epidemic of 2012, the worst in a decade, may be notorious for yet another reason: The virus, in some cases, is attacking the brain more aggressively than in the past, raising the specter that it may have mutated into a nastier form, say two neurologists who have ... more »

Stuxnet Infected Chevron's Corp. Network in 2010

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 27 minutes ago
King, R. (2012, November 9). Virus Aimed at Iran Infected Chevron's Computer Network. The Wall Street Journal,, p. B1, B2. Mark Koelmel, general manager of Chevron's earth sciences department was quoted in the article as stating: "I don't think the US government even realized how far [the virus] had spread. . . . I think the downside of what they did is going to be far worse than what they actually accomplished. . . . We're finding it in our systems, and so are other companies." The article explains that Stuxnet was designed to target programmable logic controllers used to autom... more »

Parker and Barbaro’s final cartoons!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 29 minutes ago
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012* *Barbaro knows beards—and meticulous hair in general:* Michael Barbaro knows beards—and he knows melodrama. Like all young applicants to the guild, he also knows that he must master the guild’s many Standard Stories. This morning, in a front-page report, he showcases his growing range when it comes to these Requisite Tales: BARBARO (11/9/12): Even his own aides said it was hard to know precisely how Mr. Romney, an unsparing self-critic, would respond to a loss that had such a personal dimension. It was his second run for the White House and he had belie... more »

The Slippery Slope of the Fiscal Cliff

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 37 minutes ago
Feel like reading the handwriting on the wall about what your overlords have in store for you this week? Even better, are you up for getting really bold and reading *between* the lines? Look no further than the homepage of *The New York Times* on any given day for the latest trial balloons, controlled leaks, fear-mongering and all-purpose propaganda. Connecting the dots is the way this game is played. There are two stories and one op-ed up today that at first glance may not seem to be related. But they definitely are. The first headline screams something about lawmakers in Washingto... more »

Good Thing They Have ObamaCare

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 45 minutes ago
There is no love. There is no sympathy. There's only so much compassionate liberalism will stretch.

WSJ: "Alleged Torture Victims Can't Sue Rumsfeld"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 56 minutes ago
Nov 9, 2012 p. A7 Paraphrasing: A federal appeals court ruled that two Americans who were contractors in Iraq cannot sue Rumsfeld for their allegations that US forces tortured them after the contractors reported illegal activities by their Iraqi employer. The court's decision was that such a lawsuit would hamper "military effectiveness" and that the law does not grant the contractors the right to sue those in the line of military command. PREVIOUS POSTS ON TORTURE Majia's Blog: US Implicitly Approves *Torture* by Failing to Prosecutes *... * Sep 02, 2012 Mr. Holder had already r... more »

Fukushima Looks HOT on TBS-JNN and Tepco Cams

Majia's Blog - 56 minutes ago
<img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,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... more »

The Second Rule of Chess Club: Do Not Cut Funding to Chess Club

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 1 hour ago
The first rule of chess club is you must talk about chess club. We need members. The second rule of chess club is DO NOT CUT FUNDING FOR CHESS CLUB. Jon Stewart talks to the director of a documentary called *Brooklyn Castle*and one of its subjects about the wild success of one school's chess program and the subsequent decision to blindly cut that program's budget. The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cKatie Dellamaggiore & Pobo Efekorowww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook

Politics affected by climate: Drought killed Mayan culture

Intercept at The Intercept - 1 hour ago
Russia Today Extreme weather conditions and drought are to blame for the collapse of the Mayan culture and people. Scientists were able to link together precise climatic records and political history of the ancient civilization. A team of scientists from Pennsylvania State and the University of Durham has come up with a high-resolution climate record dating back over 2,000 years. The findings of their study, published in the journal Science, show how Maya political systems developed and disintegrated in response to climate change. [image: The main temple at the Pre-Columbian Ma... more »

Imagine How Big of an Asshole I'd Be...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 hour ago
...if I had Photoshop. I have less than zero sympathy for these smug white fucks.

Palestinian 'Right of Return': Mahmoud Abbas' Remarks Spark Uproar | TIME.com

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago


bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 hour ago
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012* *Part 4—Slowest children from Stanford:* This very Wednesday, Allison Benedict wrote something shocking at Slate. Benedikt, a self-identified liberal, described her pleasure as she watched Fox report the election returns. She described her household’s schadenfreude as the talent at Fox broke the news: Obama was going to win! Benedikt described the way conservative viewers had been misinformed by Fox. But as she did, she authored a striking parenthetical comment. Can Allison Benedikt say this? BENEDIKT (11/7/12): As Conor Friedersdorf writes in his very ... more »

Targeting Sudan: Israel sends Iran a message

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 hour ago
*Following up on this post :Israeli strike on Sudan a dry run for attacking Iran ??? * Israel’s bombing of a munitions factory in Sudan last week *(actually two weeks ago)* has raised questions about the country’s intentions towards Iran * * * * In the wake of the storm surrounding Israel’s bombing of the Yarmouk military production complex in Sudan, the aftershocks of the incident have *revealed the extent of Israel’s breach of Sudan’s security* under the pretext that Khartoum was cooperating with terrorist groups and raised questions* about whether Israel’s willingness to send its... more »

Friday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
Rob Farley had me on “Foreign Entanglements” yesterday. I’m in “mellow mode,” but at least we have hats! Links below: Heather Hurlburt looks at what the election says about US foreign-policy debates. Problem: something like 5% of the electorate gave a &!@ about national security when it came time to vote. Joshua Foust considers a Continue reading

Now, *This* Is Thinking Outside the Box

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 hour ago
This is awesome. And a terrific, creative extension of the Occupy Movement. From How to Sharpen Pencils (bold in original): Like many folks, Occupy Wall Street has been some doing good work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, helping people on the ground. Now OWS is launching the ROLLING JUBILEE, a program that has been in development for months. OWS is going to start buying distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) in order to forgive it. *As a test run, we spent $500, which bought $14,000 of distressed debt. We then ERASED THAT DEBT.* (If you’re a debt broker, once yo... more »

The anger is because of the word "Israeli."

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago

"Belgium Will Become an Islamic State" :: Gatestone Institute

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3442/belgium-islamic-state Belgium first but not last?

The Propaganda Lives On

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 2 hours ago
You thought it was over? Over? Nothing is over until Zombie Reagan says it is!


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*By the Numbers: The 2012 Saints Through Eight Games ~SaintsWin* *Eating Crackers Like Thanksgiving ~moosedenied *~*Just when you think you've got this thing all figured out. Just when you think you've figured out exactly what this 2012 Saints team is, and how the rest of this script is gonna play out. SHOCKING PLOT TWIST! Like sands through the hourglass…* *Seven sacks. A 99-yard pick-six. A season-low 226 passing yards allowed. An opponent goes 0-5 in the red zone and is actually outscored 7-6 on those 5 red zone trips. A season-best PTOMAC™ of 13. An actual Chris Ivory sighting! 1... more »

Yes, There Were Two Bigger Losers Than Steve Israel Tuesday: Karl Rove And Sheldon Adelson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Extreme right Republican crackpots like Bryan Fischer and Herman Cain are ginning up a GOP civil war, turning their bile against what passes for the party's "mainstream." Thursday morning Fischer tweeted: "Time for social conservatives to launch hostile takeover of Republican party. Put Karl Rove by door instead of head table." Five minutes later he was threatening Republican governors: "Any GOP gov who sets up a state exchange under ObamaCare is toast as presidential candidate in 2016." They're desperate to find a reason that explains how Romney, Akin, Mourdock, Allen West and v... more »

Sweden Shooting: Dead Man At PM's Residence

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
A man has been reported dead at the Swedish prime minister's official residence, shortly after it was said that a bodyguard had been shot and injured. It is unclear who the dead man is, but police said he had security clearance to be inside. http://news.sky.com/story/1009316/sweden-shooting-dead-man-at-pms-residence

Florida Communities Decide to Root Out Uncertainty

By: Duane Craig Government officials and property owners in Alachua County, Florida have decided the uncertainty of contamination at brownfield sites isn’t worth the lost business opportunities. So, four communities, Alachua, Hawthorne, Newberry and Waldo, have banded together seeking a federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate rumors of contamination. By combining their efforts and going for one grant, the county and four communities can leverage $1 million from the EPA’s coffers and avoid costs and time associated with each one doing its own grant appl... more »

US Journalist Used In 18th Congress Propaganda

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
An American journalist covering the 18th National Congress has been spotlighted in official news about the congress. The Central Propaganda Dept of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) arranged a weekend tour. The reporter was forced onto the stage, dressed in a Peking Opera costume. The reporter regarded it as an "ignominy" to be used in the CCP's propaganda. She disclosed the truth in blogs in the Los Angeles Times. Before the 18th Congress, CCP's Central Propaganda Dept had arranged a weekend bus tour for foreign journalists. These journalists were taken to cultural sites in Beijing and it... more »

The eurozone's reluctant leader

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
After five years in crisis the eurozone's new leader has emerged. With influence reaching from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean Sea, the European Central Bank now rules the common currency with unparalleled power. But as the bloc's new protagonist, the ECB is facing criticisms it has overstepped its remit, and potentially broken the law. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/08/business/ecb-euro-crisis/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

Numerous Reports of Mysterious Booms and Strange Lights Over South Carolina

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 2 hours ago
image source Brandon Turbeville Several months ago I wrote an article entitled “Investigation Continues Into Source of Strange Michigan Area ‘Explosions’ and Radiation Spikes,” where I reported on the mysterious sounds and vibrations felt by countless individuals all over the state of Michigan. In this case, the corporate media, law enforcement, and the military typically tried to downplay the anomalies, even to the point of arresting activist journalists for appearing at the local military base with questions as to the nature of the disturbances. In Michigan, residents all acro... more »

Assad: I'm not a puppet

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago

SEALS gave info to video game makers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Seven U.S. Navy SEALs have been reprimanded for giving up classified information connected to their tradecraft so a video game could seem more realistic, according to a navy official. The seven were charged with the unauthorized showing of their official combat gear and dereliction of duty for disclosing classified material after an investigation found the seven to have worked as paid consultants for two days with the video game company Electronic Arts, according to a U.S. Navy official familiar with the investigation. The work, done around the late spring and early summer, was unau... more »

Cracks Found at South Korean Nuclear Reactor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Image: The problems at the reactors come amid increased scrutiny following the crisis at the Fukushima plant in Japan Tiny cracks have been found in tunnels at a nuclear plant in South Korea, increasing concerns about nuclear safety in the country following a recent scandal involving the use of unverified parts. The reactor where the cracks were found will remain offline for weeks as regulators investigate the problem, putting extra strain on South Korea's already stretched power supply going into the winter months. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/09/world/asia/south-korea-nuclear-r... more »

harper's support for veterans: wear a poppy. do nothing else.

laura k at wmtc - 2 hours ago
The Harper Government says that supporting US Iraq War resisters dishonours Canadian veterans. But most war resisters *are* veterans, and we call on the government to recognize and respect their basic human rights. So how does the Harper Government support veterans? By wearing poppies on their lapels! What, isn't that enough? They also cheer when a family is torn apart and forced out of Canada. Because cruelty to an Iraq War veteran who now supports peace equals support for the Canadian forces. No? These Canadian veterans feel they deserve more. From *The National Post*, Canada's mo... more »

U.S. agency warns of fiscal cliff risk

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
The biggest threat posed by the $7 trillion fiscal cliff is that it could throw the U.S. economy into recession next year. But how exactly? The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Thursday estimated the economic punch of different parts of the cliff -- a series of spending cuts and tax increases that starting taking effect in January. http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/08/news/economy/fiscal-cliff-economy/index.html?cnn=yes&hpt=hp_t2

Nate Silver and a Dart Throwing Chimp Walk Into a Bar. . .

mhorowitz at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
Since this is my first post, I want to thank Charli, Dan, and everyone else for giving me this opportunity to, well, spout off about whatever I want. They may regret it. To start, as someone of you might remember from a guest post that I did over the summer, one of the projects I Continue reading

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 3 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Karen Dotrice, 57. That's Jane Banks -- and, on Upstairs Downstairs, Lily. Not bad! Sure is a lot of good stuff today: 1. These are the maps I really like of the 2012 election. 2. Downballot, 2012 was apparently not such a good year for women running for office. Abby Rapoport discusses. I wish we had a partisan breakdown, though. See also Ann Friedman on Year of the Woman talk. 3. Aaron Blake on GOP Senate candidate quality. Not definitive, but consistent with everything else I've seen. 4. Totally agree with Mark Blumenthal about this one: "Crowning a single "be... more »

Legal Marijuana Use Can Still Get You Fired

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 3 hours ago
Now that two states have legalized marijuana altogether and another has decided to allow it for medical purposes, you may be thinking you can finally have the occasional toke if you're in one of the lucky states. But don't bogart that joint just yet. Marijuana use is still illegal under federal law. That includes medical marijuana use. Even if you have a disability that is protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the feds say too bad. How does this affect your job? If you use marijuana and your company finds out about it (or you're near someone who smokes and test posit... more »

Gazans set off explosives in massive tunnel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Terrorists on Thursday blew up a massive tunnel they had dug from southern Gaza toward Israel, the IDF said. No one was injured, but a jeep that was in the area was blown sideways by the force of the explosion. The blast may have been set off by remote control. http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=291120

Melcom shop collapse in Ghana: Voices heard in rubble 48 hrs after it's Collapse

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Voices can still be heard in the rubble of a multi-storey shopping centre in Ghana's capital, Accra, 48 hours after it collapsed, rescue workers have said. So far 78 people have been pulled out from beneath the debris of the Melcom store - nine of them dead and 69 alive. Faulty construction has been blamed for the collapse of the building, which opened earlier this year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20268290

Syria Opposition Factions Balk at US-Backed Unity Plan, But Keep Talking

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
The clamor by Britain, France, Turkey and Arab powers for the U.S. to help provide more direct and even military support to Syria‘s rebellion only becomes a dilemma for the Obama Administration if the fractious Syrian opposition is united under a single leadership acceptable to the West. Without a credible address through which greater support could be channeled, it remains a non-starter—and some 20 months into a civil war that has claimed more than 20,000 lives, Syria’s opposition remains politically fragmented, while the armed insurgency is waged by scores of disparate and locali... more »

Investigation Continues Into Source of Strange Michigan Area 'Explosions' and Radiation Spikes

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Strange radiation spikes recorded following Michigan/Indiana area explosions (click to enlarge) Brandon Turbeville It appears that questions regarding the strange “explosions” which occurred all over the state of Michigan days ago are only continuing to grow. With a puzzling lack of interest even from the local media, complete silence by law enforcement/military outlets, and activist investigators being arrested for attempting to obtain a statement at a U.S. military base, one would clearly be justified in wondering if there is not a cover up in the works. For those unfamiliar wi... more »

‘Shaking Booms’ Snapped Trees in Half Days Before Indiana Radiation Incident

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Mike Barrett It was recently reported that a rather significant, concerning, and mysterious spike in radiation occurred in the north Indiana / south Michigan area, causing widespread alarm throughout the nation. Not only are the reports of the radiation spike concerning in and of itself, but the appearance of military helicopters, aircraft, and Department of Homeland Security Hazmat fleets is also generating some raised eyebrows. Reports are continuously coming out updating on the event occurring throughout June 6-7, with locals reporting on a series of *explosions, house-shaking... more »

Greece calls for calm over bailout delay

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Greece's finance minister, Yannis Stournaras, has attempted to calm fears this morning. Emerging from talks with prime minister Antonis Samaras, Stournaras told journalists that "there is absolutely no reason to worry," about the upcoming euro group meeting... *Greece: we're almost out of cash Just in -- Greece's deputy finance minister, Christos Staikouras, has warned that the country's cash pot is "almost depleted".* Staikouras told a conference that: The situation with the state's cash reserves is borderline. The comments come after the Greek Public Debt Management Agency announc... more »

HSBC faces tax probe after Jersey accounts blown

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
The details included names, addresses and account balances of more than 4,000 people based in Britain who have bank accounts with HSBC in Jersey, and was given secretly to HMRC earlier this week, according to the newspaper. A drug dealer, three bankers facing fraud allegations, and a man possessing more than 300 weapons at his house are among the HSBC Jersey account holders, the newspaper claims. The list, which is understood to be the single biggest leak of a bank's offshore customers, also includes several celebrities and other well-known figures. http://citywire.co.uk/money/hs... more »

Mitt-Wit - Gets 47%

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
Don’t ever forget that the universe is always listening and watching. For you right wing bible thumpers that means: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; From the Examiner: Obama's final popular vote margin of victory over Romney is expected to be 3.14%. Through extrapolation methods we can predict that he will obtain 50.79% of the popular vote to 47.65% for his primary challenger. Other candidates will combine for around 1.55% of the total vote. And his campaign aides got a big surprise Tuesday night after he lost BOSTON -- From the m... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL PERU - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:19:06 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 07:19:06 AM at epicenter Location 8.585°S, 74.272°W Depth 145.9 km (90.7 miles) Region CENTRAL PERU Distances 36 km (23 miles) SE (128°) from Pucallpa, Peru

FL Man Refuses City Order To Destroy His Own Garden

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 3 hours ago
Heather Callaghan "A lot of us have gardens, but is there such thing as just...too much of a good thing?" The co-anchor responds, "The City of Orlando says when it comes to one house, the answer is Yes..." Jason Helvingston was ordered to destroy his 25 x 25 micro-irrigated front yard veggie garden on his own property by November 7th but it's still there - "and that's the problem" chimes another news anchor standing among the fruits of his labor, discussing the city's problem (not the residents') with the Orlando, Florida man. WKMG Local 6 "You'll take my house before you tak... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:14:33 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 06:14:33 AM at epicenter Location 13.704°N, 92.069°W Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 68 km (42 miles) SSW of Champerico, Guatemala

Weak euro zone outlook knocks euro, more losses seen

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
"There has been a rather poisonous cocktail that is dragging the euro down with weak European numbers today and renewed fears of the euro zone crisis with Greece back on the agenda," said Arne Lohmann Rasmussen, head of FX strategy at Danske markets. "We would not be surprised if we saw the euro drop to the 1.25 level within the next three to four weeks." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-markets-forex-idUSBRE8A70Q320121109

German growth set to slow as euro zone crisis hits home

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Growth in Germany, Europe's largest economy, is likely to weaken in the fourth quarter of this year and the first of 2013 as firms postpone investments due to the euro zone crisis. The Economy Ministry said on Friday it expected "a noticeably weaker economic dynamic" over winter. ""Nonetheless at the moment we only expect a temporary period of weakness," it said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-germany-economy-idUSBRE8A80JV20121109

Malaria vaccine touted as a new weapon disappoints in trial in African babies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
A GlaxoSmithKline experimental malaria vaccine touted as a new weapon in the fight to eradicate the disease proved only 30 percent effective when given to babies as part Africa's largest ever clinical trial. The surprisingly poor result for the world's first potential vaccine against malaria leaves uncertain whether it can have a useful role in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children a year. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-malaria-vaccine-gsk-idUSBRE8A80I120121109

Iran warns against air encroachments .....But Didn't Mention Pentagon's Drone Story

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
"The defenders of the Islamic Republic will respond decisively to any form of encroachment by air, sea or on the ground," Fars news agency quoted General Massoud Jazayeri, a senior armed forces commander, as saying on Friday. "If any foreign aircraft attempts to enter our airspace our armed forces will deal with them," he said. Jazayeri did not mention the drone incident specifically. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-usa-iran-drone-warning-idUSBRE8A80QZ20121109

Worried Germany investigates French economy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has asked a panel of advisers to look into reform proposals for France, concerned that weakness in the euro zone's second largest economy could come back to haunt Germany and the broader currency bloc. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-germany-france-economy-idUSBRE8A80MO20121109

It's About Time Somebody Said It

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
Readers of this space will know I believe that our present political masters have abandoned the next generation. They say they don't want to saddle the young with impossible debts. But the truth is that they bear a deep seated animus against government. It's government that is their enemy -- not the debt. And when you look at their records -- from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush to Stephen Harper -- you discover that each of them has run up more debt than their predecessors. More tellingly, they never have a word of encouragement for the young. The only encouragement Mitt Romne... more »

Elder of Ziyon: Arafat might not be dug up - Pals and French squabble

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 hours ago
If the Palestinians control the investigation who, apart from the BBC, will believe it? http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/arafat-might-not-be-dug-up-pals-and.html

Assange says victorious President Barack Obama 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
“Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,” the 41-year-old Australian told AFP, after the president defeated Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday night to sweep back into the White House. “It's better to have a sheep in wolf's clothing than a wolf in sheep's clothing.” Assange complained of the “persecution” of WikiLeaks by Obama's government. http://www.chinapost.com.tw/international/europe/2012/11/09/360358/Assange-says.htm

Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys develop autism symptoms after obtaining doses of popular vaccines

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Following a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which revealed that many infant monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines as part of the new research,developed autism symptoms, question marks over the ultimate safety of vaccines have come to the fore. The groundbreaking research findings presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in London, England, have revealed that young macaque monkeys given the typical CDC-recommended vaccination schedule from the 1990s, and in appropriate doses for the monkeys’ si... more »

Sask Premier Brad Wall Launches Attack Against NDP Leadership Campaign

leftdog at Buckdog - 4 hours ago
*An upcoming series of NDP leadership debates around the province coupled with MSM interest in the campaign seems to have the Saskatchewan Party nervous and feeling left out of the public eye. * *As a result Sask Premier Brad Wall has launched an unprecedented attack against candidates for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership. * *On an almost daily basis, Mr. Wall, his MLA's and Party attempt to bully their way into the internal New Democratic leadership debate. These attacks are clearly preemptive in nature and are largely targeted at economist, Erin Weir and his natural resource poli... more »

New SARS May Be Genetically Engineered Experiment Derived From Bat Flu

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A new case of the new SARS virus has been confirmed out of the Gulf region in Saudi Arabia. An unidentified patient admitted into a hospital displayed symptoms of “pneumonia caused by the new virus known as novel Coronavirus.” In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) resolved that they were “deeply concerned that SARS” would be “the first severe infectious disease to emerge in the twenty-first century [and] poses a serious threat to global health security, the livelihood of populations, the functioning of health systems, and the stability and growth of economies.” http://www.pa... more »

Argentina: Protests Over Cristina Fernandez

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Thousands of Argentines have been out in the streets of the capital, Buenos Aires, in the country's biggest anti-government protests for years. The march against President Cristina Fernandez was in protest at rising inflation, crime and corruption and was organised on social media with people of all ages jamming the streets of the capital for nearly four hours. Demonstrators filled the Plaza de Mayo in front of the pink presidential palace and also crowded into the square around the city's iconic obelisk chanting: "We're not afraid." http://news.sky.com/story/1009144/argentina-prot... more »

M1 Pile-Up: Driver Seriously Hurt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A motorist has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a motorway crash involving seven vehicles. The crash happened on the northbound carriageway of the M1 shortly after 8.30am. A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said six cars and a lorry collided close to the exit slip road at junction 14 near Milton Keynes. http://news.sky.com/story/1009240/driver-seriously-hurt-in-m1-pile-up

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 3.2 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 11:39:10 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 03:39:10 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 34.341°N, 118.480°W Depth 0 km (~0 mile) (poorly constrained) Region GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA Distances 6 km (4 miles) SE (134°) from Newhall, CA

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 10:21:50 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 08:21:50 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.439°S, 150.387°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 96 km (59 miles) ESE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 09:54:39 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 07:54:39 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 56.381°S, 27.393°W Depth 108.6 km (67.5 miles) Region SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION Distances 37 km (22 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island,

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 08:52:11 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 02:52:11 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.922°N, 92.164°W Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles) Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA Distances 49 km (30 miles) SSW of Champerico, Guatemala

Learn About Oil Pulling

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 4 hours ago
Learn About Oil Pulling Common Sense Homesteading, 25 October 2012 *What is Oil Pulling?* Oil pulling is the act of placing roughly a tablespoon of a good quality oil (preferably unrefined and organic) in your mouth and swishing the oil around for 15-20 minutes, forcing it back and forth through the teeth. The oil is then spit out (DO NOT SWALLOW THE OIL), and the mouth is rinsed with water or salt water and/or the teeth are brushed. It depends on which recommendations you follow. Oil pulling is typically done first thing in the morning, before eating, and can be repeated u... more »

Is MSG Affecting Your Health?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 5 hours ago
* Here are the items they say ALWAYS contain MSG.* *Glutamate (E 620)**Glutamic acid (E 620)**Monosodium glutamate (E 621)**Monopotassium glutamate (E 622)*Calcium glutamate (E 623)*Monoammonium glutamate (E 624)**Magnesium glutamate (E 625)*Natrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)*Gelatin**Calcium caseinate**Sodium caseinate**Textured protein*anything “hydrolyzed”*any“hydrolyzed … protein” **Yeast nutrient**Yeast extract**Yeast food**Autolyzed yeast*Vetsin* Ajinomoto* *The following items MAY contain MSG:* *Carrageenan**Maltodextrin**Malt extract**Natural pork flavoring... more »

It's All About Content and Rights

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 7 hours ago
Publishers rightly tend to stick to what they good at when it comes to genre and content. The public may not always recognise the Publishing brand and only recognise the author, but focusing on the genre and building authoritative collections is critical to publishing today. Some mistook this focus as being what book sellers should also do, but forgot that book consumers were eclectic in their buying habits and wanted both value and ‘one stop’ shops. Earlier this year, Wiley sold its Fromer’s travel guide to Google and had declared its intent to dispose of its remaining trade and... more »

Number of unprocessed immigration cases is same as population of Iceland: Border chiefs accused of 'camouflaging' the issue

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Border chiefs were today accused of ‘camouflaging’ the true scale of an immigration backlog that was ‘spiralling out of control.’ The total number of immigration and asylum cases which have not been processed by the UK Border Agency now stands at more than 300,000 - the equivalent of a city the size of Sunderland - or the entire population of Iceland, the Home Affairs Committee said. And it has also emerged that the UK Border Agency is set to grant an ‘amnesty’ to some 80,000 migrants as it struggles with a spiralling backlog of immigration cases. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a... more »

Who do you think you are kidding Mrs Merkel? Britain would THRIVE if we left the EU...Shame Cameron doesn't see it that way

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Shortly before her meeting with David Cameron on Wednesday, the German Chancellor told MEPs: ‘Being alone in a global population of seven billion isn’t good for Britain. You can be happy on an island, but you can’t be happy on your own.’ I suspect a fair number of us, hearing those remarks, will have muttered: ‘We’ll be the judges of what makes us happy, thank you, Frau Merkel. We managed perfectly well before the EU existed — and we’ll decide for ourselves whether to remain part of it.’ n the same speech, Chancellor Merkel repeated her call for a federal Europe, in which the Euro... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*Lord Alistair McAlpine. Photo: REX* *Senior Tory 'wrongly linked' to child abuse * Senior Tory 'wrongly linked' to child abuse -* Telegraph.co.uk* 'Mistaken identity' led to top Tory abuse claim - *The Guardian * The Guardian and Telegraph have named Lord Alistair McAlpine - as a person 'wrongly linked' to child abuse. *It is being suggested that the late Jimmie McAlpine, who is related to Lord Alistair McAlpine, may be the person referred to by witnesses as a child abuser.* Lord Alistair McAlpine was close to Margaret Thatcher and helped finance her campaigns. Jimmy McAlpine l... more »

SEC left computers vulnerable to cyber attacks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to encrypt some of their computers containing highly sensitive information from stock exchanges, leaving the data vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/net-us-sec-cyber-idUSBRE8A804P20121109

Tax hike for wealthy won't kill growth: CBO

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans, and maintaining rates for the less affluent, would not hurt U.S. economic growth much in 2013, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday, stepping into a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over how to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff." The report by the authoritative non-partisan arm of Congress is expected to fuel President Barack Obama's demand for higher taxes on the rich, part of his proposal to avoid the full impact of the expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending reductions set to begin in early 20... more »

Boehner: "Obamacare is law of the land"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner said on Thursday he would not make it his mission to repeal the Obama administration's healthcare reform law following the re-election of President Barack Obama. "The election changes that," Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, told ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer when asked if repealing the law was "still your mission." "It's pretty clear that the president was re-elected," Boehner added. "Obamacare is the law of the land." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-usa-healthcare-boehner-idUSBRE8A800420121109

Iran fired on U.S. drone over Gulf: Pentagon

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Iranian warplanes fired at an unarmed U.S. drone in international airspace last week but did not hit the aircraft, the Pentagon said on Thursday, disclosing details of an unprecedented incident that triggered a formal warning to Tehran through diplomatic channels. *8 days to release this information, must say the timing is impeccable. * * **Also shoot me down if I am wrong.....but Doesn't Iran usually Gloat about such information (going back to when US denied that Iran had shot down one of their Drones before changing their story several times) * * **Is there any Proof their Drone was... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 06:40:16 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 03:40:16 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 23.042°S, 68.821°W Depth 93.8 km (58.3 miles) Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Distances 63 km (39 miles) WSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Color Revolutions: Argentina Next?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 8 hours ago
Suspicion grows as Western criticism of Argentina's nationalization and rebuffing of "rules of global finance" sharpens in tandem with street protests. Tony Cartalucci Land Destroyer November 9, 2012 Western media agencies have begun enthusiastically covering demonstrations in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. CNN, AP, and the BBC have all covered the protests in equally vague terms, failing to identify the leaders and opposition groups behind them, while BBC in particular recycled "Arab Spring" rhetoric claiming that, "opposition activists used social networks to mobilise the ma... more »

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 06:31:44 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 03:31:44 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 33.435°S, 67.479°W Depth 187.4 km (116.5 miles) Region MENDOZA, ARGENTINA Distances 100 km (62 miles) ESE of San Martin, Argentina

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF AUSTRALIA - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 05:51:42 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 01:51:42 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 42.727°S, 124.704°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region SOUTH OF AUSTRALIA Distances 1013 km (629 miles) SSE of Esperance, Australia

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 05:44:35 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 10:44:35 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.820°N, 73.180°E Depth 49.8 km (30.9 miles) Region NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR Distances 78 km (48 miles) E of Khandud, Afghanistan

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – "This Land Is Your Land"

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 8 hours ago
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings do Woody Guthrie? Just about the best pick possible for this week. (We ran with some other classics back in 2008.)

BC Liberals, Saving MLA Seats Priorty over Saving Lives

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 8 hours ago
*UPDATED AGAIN(November 8/2012)* *More disturbing news, Mike Farnsworth through emails has discovered shocking news, news that could and should inspire many to hunt down and pitchfork every BC Liberal holding office, even those who have left..* *The emails, in a nutshell talk about saving BC Liberal MLA seats in Burnaby, and using a phony hospital planning scheme to gain an upperhand on the NDP...The letter goes on to state that there is no money now, next year or ever for Burnaby, it`s about politics and trying to con Burnaby and surrounding riding`s voters*! I remind you god... more »

Small Fish Role in Oceanic Carbon Cycle

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
It is easy to overlook the small when investigating the carbon budget of the biome. The actual mass easily far exceeds what is obvious. Thus we see a continuous down flux of rich carbon based food to the ocean bottom although surely a lot of that is just as efficiently reabsorbed and reprocessed. Some of it may well even make it back up as methane rather quickly. What is important is that the sea bottom sea surface cycle will turn out to be remarkably robust and modestly interacting with the atmosphere. Sunlight and CO2 is feeding it just as it feeds the land surface. It... more »

Straw Tick Making

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
This is one of those 'Why Not?' schemes that come along and are sometimes worth it. I slept on them a couple of years as a kid and have no issues. They are comfortable enough and the same holds true for many more exotic fillers. In fact, the draw back of straw is that you only do get a year or so while grains will stand up forever. We have gotten better with our liners and additional padding may work well also. The real take home is that the commercial product is a mattress cover and pad anyway with some manner of suspending same with a flexible materiel. None of us h... more »

Efraim Halevy with George Jonas

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
I am not a pessimist regarding the Middle East. It is just that it is sometimes unpleasant to watch. The world is evolving toward what I will call modernism although that is too weak a descriptive. Some of the core ingredients of modernism are not even in place yet. It is an revolutionary evolution though and it is uprooting all societies and that disruption easily bursts out in violence. Our challenge is to manage it if we can and accept facts on the ground as temporary sideshows that will ultimately succumb. Does anyone now doubt that the Iranian mullahs will succu... more »

Sasquatch Encounter Reveals Protective Behavior

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
This report and the comment at the end are very useful. Where the young are cached has been a blank spot in this creature’s profile. This is nicely covered in the comment. It also explains the lack of accidental encounters. During the daytime at least, the young and possibly the nursing mother are both on a high elevation unlikely to be accessed by anything out hunting for example. The camper triggered a response by climbing up to the ledge for her own safety, which makes excellent good sense, is also necessary to explain the otherwise unusual nature of this encount... more »


skrashen at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
I posted this on the Chronicle of Higher Education website. This is simply unacceptable. An outrageous invasion of privacy. You can bet it will be expanded to K-12: CourseSmart can already smell the profits. Also, it makes no sense to have an "engagement score" - all it means is that all students will be required to read and study in an "approved" way. S Krashen Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students’ Reading Habits From the Chronicle of Higher Education November 8, 2012, 3:01 pm http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/now-e-textbooks-can-report-back-on-students-reading-habits/409... more »

Shadow Operations - Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy - the Mars Project

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 9 hours ago
I haven't done a Project Camelot update in quite some months, but this is VERY WORTHY of your attention ... *everything you know is wrong what you think is real is not what you've been told are lies* ...this dramatised pilot for *Shadow Operations: the Mars Project* starring Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy just aired on TruTV and the *cinema verite*-style is reminiscent of TruTV's Conspiracy Theory hosted by Jesse Ventura and his team. Shadow Operations comes across as a more professional testosterone-fuelled soundbite-friendly version of most of the material that the more involved Pr... more »

1.6 Million Votes Remain Uncounted in California

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 hours ago
NoMoreFakeNews Jon Rappoport *DID PROP 37 REALLY LOSE OR WAS IT VOTE FRAUD?* * * Hold your horses. On election night, not long after the polls closed in California, the announcement came out: Prop 37 was losing. A little while later, it was all over. 37 had gone down to defeat. But is that the whole story? No. As of 2:30PM today, Thursday, November 8th, two days after the election, many votes in California remain uncounted. I tried to find out how many. It turns out that the Secretary of State of CA, responsible for elections in the state, doesn’t know. I was told all counti... more »

The \(125.7\GeV\) Higgs could have lighter siblings

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
The official discovery of a \(125.7\GeV\) Higgs boson is (so far) this year's greatest addition to the knowledge of parameters in particle physics. A German-Swedish-Spanish group of fitting professionals has just updated their fits concerning the Higgs data in the new paper MSSM Interpretations of the LHC Discovery: Light or Heavy Higgs? and the title already tells us that something many people consider impossible is actually possible. *A lighter Peter Higgs (by half a century)* The \(125.7\GeV\) Higgs boson may be one of the five faces of the God particles in the supersymmetr... more »

Fuel Rationing Ordered In Storm-Hit New York

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered fuel rationing based on vehicle registration plates after the city was hit by its second severe storm in just over a week. Drivers will be allowed to buy petrol on alternating days based on whether their licence plate ends in odd or even numbers, Mr Bloomberg announced at a news conference. Licence plates ending in a letter are eligible to buy fuel on odd-numbered days, he said. http://news.sky.com/story/1008982/new-york-storm-mayor-orders-fuel-rationing

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 9th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Friday, November 09, 2012 at 03:51:58 UTC Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:51:58 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.800°N, 141.325°E Depth 40.4 km (25.1 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 48 km (29 miles) SE of Iwaki, Japan

BC Liberals, Saving MLA Seats Priorty over Saving Lives

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (UPDATED)Death Squads/ Christy Clark`s Families First Fatalities! *UPDATED AGAIN(November 8/2012)* *More disturbing news, Mike Farnsworth through emails has discovered shocking news, news that could and should inspire many to hunt down and pitchfork every BC Liberal holding office, even those who have left..* *The emails, in a nutshell talk about saving BC Liberal MLA seats in Burnaby, and using a phony hospital planning scheme to gain an upperhand on the NDP...The letter goes on to state that there is no money now, next year or ever for Burnaby, it`s... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA - 8th November 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 23:57:56 UTC Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 08:57:56 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 31.858°S, 69.032°W Depth 101.7 km (63.2 miles) Region SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA Distances 60 km (37 miles) SW (235°) from San Juan, Argentina

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

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Add captionMagnitude 4.5 Date-Time Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 21:07:41 UTC Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 01:07:41 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 49.316°N, 128.280°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION Distances 165 km (102 miles) SSW of Port Hardy, Canada

From Fantasy To Fact: Four Ways The Fake Media Creates A False Reality

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*The mainstream media has abused its power. The global alternative media is demanding accountability. * *1. Hyper-attention On A Particular Event, Issue, and Mantra.* The mainstream media exclusively focuses on a single storyline about an event or an issue, which has the effect of marginalizing other points of view that are equally valid, if not more so. Narratives, not facts and objective data, have taken center stage in the aspiring journalist's mind. Journalists and editors who oversee the making of the news play the same role as screenwriters in the filmmaking process. Their... more »

Let's All Smoke A Fat One

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
I'm just kidding; I gave up smoking pot on December 1, 1970 in a sweltering parking lot at the Pakistan-India border. It was a godsend-- but so were all the years before that when I was using it. I was happy that voters in Washington and Colorado have decriminalized the use of marijuana for recreational usage and that Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana. Too bad about Oregon's proposal to basically stop treating pot like some kind of dangerous substance. A Fox contributor, Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist, argues that the implications of legalized marijuana could be massive, mass... more »

RI Has ALEC House-cleaning To Do

2old2care at Because I Can - 11 hours ago
Found this last night and almost spit my drink onto my keyboard.(There were no nasty ALEC member DIAGEO brands in the glass either – I’ve changed my ways.) Perhaps the biggest local loss of the night belongs to American Legislative Exchange Council, the ultra-right wing bill mill that had gained a toe hold in the General Assembly. Both state chairs – Jon Brien and Frank Maher – lost. Unless others step up – and they will – one of the most conservative outside influences on the legislature has been all but eliminated. Good riddance!! No - I don't think what happened *to those two* ... more »

First Nations Women Activists of the Year

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
*First Nation Women named Activists of the Year* Lois Frank*APTN National News reports* http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/30/two-first-nation-women-named-activists-of-year/ The Council of Canadians call themselves Canada's largest citizen organization known for its social and economic activism. They took time out of their annual general meeting in Nanaimo, B.C. this weekend to honour two First Nation women for their environmental bravery. Chief Marilyn BaptisteThe Council of Canadians recognized both women as activists of the year. Lois Frank is from the Blood Reserve in Alberta. Frank... more »

The End of Something

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 12 hours ago
The president gets a bit choked up thanking the campaign staff.

March Against the Banksters LA Nov. 9, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. in SOLIDARITY with JUSTICE FOR NIKO BLACK Pershing Square - Downtown Los Angeles 532 S. Olive, Los Angeles, California 90013 We will be Feeding The People (F.T.P.) @ 1:30 We will then proceed to march on the banks. Yes we said it, Banks. ** BRING CARDBOARD/SIGNS!! Enough is enough. "The banks have emptied us out of our homes, and thrown us either to the street or into jails for defending our right to housing. Banks not only tie into the housing crisis, they tie into the prison industrial complex, military industrial complex, the hunger crisis, and student debt crisis. ... more »

Important Health News: Real History - Vaccines NOT Responsible For Halting Infectious Diseases Of 20th Century!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I am still surprised and shocked when I pass by Pharmacies here in Canada, and see multitudes of people lining up like sheep to get their "free flu shots". I have stopped several of these poor suckers over the last few weeks and tried to warn them that they should not be fooled by the lies by the government and big Pharmaceutical companies, and that vaccines do not work. The response has not been positive in most cases.. Some people have called me a wide assortment of names, and in most cases have said flat out that "I do not know what the hell I am talking about". It has got to... more »

School of Americas Watch: Protest US Torture Nov. 16-18, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
*School of Americas Watch: Speakers and Musicians at Fort Benning, Ga. Vigil Nov. 16-18, 2012* *Posted at Censored News* *http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com* ** *From November 16-18, 2012, thousands of human rights activists, torture survivors, anti-war veterans, students, families, union workers, nuns, artists, and others will converge at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, to call on the Obama administration to end the U.S. militarization of the Americas, and to close the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC)! Fore more information visit SOAW.org Here's a list of some of the featur... more »

The Global Warming Fraud: Important Video - The Global Warming Lie

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
I have for years now been telling people that man made "Global Warming" is a massive fraud and a hoax perpetrated by some swindlers who want to impose on people everywhere their scam called "Carbon Taxation". One huge problem now is that with Barry Soetoro back in office as President of the United States for the next 4 years, one of his agendas is to bring in fraudulent Carbon taxation on already overtaxed US citizens very soon! I came across the following excellent video entitled: "The Global Warming Lie - John Coleman" that actually came out over a year ago that I want to share ... more »

I'm a sucker for Disney

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
Growing up, my parents instilled me a work ethic, a love of reading and writing and of course a deep love of everything Disney. I think almost every vacation we took as children involved Mickey Mouse in some aspect. My first trip to Disneyland ended up with the chicken pox for me, but it was a great trip anyway because it was at Disneyland. We went to Disneyland quite a few times throughout my childhood. And Disney World in my teenage years. How many people can say they were photo bombed by Pluto? I love Disney so much that my husband took me to Disneyland on our Honeymoon. We... more »

MORE TESTS!!!! SKrashen & CBirmingham comment

skrashen at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
My comment on “Final College-Readiness Definition Guides Test Consortium,” Ed Week, Nov 7. What does it mean to be college-ready? What does it mean to be eager to inflict yet another battery of tests on our test-weary educational system? What does it mean to ignore the evidence that high school grades are an excellent predictor of college success? I think it means more profit for testing and computer companies (tests must be administered online), who never seem to be satisfied, who want an ever larger share of our tax dollars. I think it means more of “take from the needy and give ... more »

Jason Helvingston: College Park, Orlando man fights to keep vegetable garden in front yard while city declares it "illegal"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago

History of Western Injustices Against Iran

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
The following is an excerpt from a *comment by "Smith," on the website 'The Race For Iran,'* in the article, "Flynt Leverett on the Illusion of a Syrian “Opposition”—and the Real Requirements for Conflict Resolution in Syria." 1- Western countries led by UK started to steal Iran’s hydrocarbon reserves specially oil from 1901 and this oil was the only oil UK used during world war I and world war II. All royal navy ships and planes and trucks running in Europe, Africa or South Asia was being fueled by Iranian oil which Iranians never got paid for. Infact UK had nationalized Iranian o... more »

Poll: Nearly One Third Of Americans Would Accept ‘TSA Body Cavity Search’ in Order to Fly

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago

Bear needs a hug

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago

"Wake up," Rachel Maddow says to right-wingers whose reality bubble has been punctured. "It will be a painful process, but it will be good for the whole country"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*APOLOGIES FOR THE LACK OF PARAGRAPHING IN THIS POST*, but the new software forced on us by our host, Blogger, is the worst software in the history of the universe. I've been struggling with it for a couple of months now, and I'm very near the end. I have tried putting the paragraph breaks back in every way I know how about ten times. Nobody at either Blogspot or its current owner, Google, seems to give the slightest damn about the screeching incompetence of their godforsaken pile-of-crap product. I can't begin to tell how much I hate them, and what horrible things I wish for them... more »

Alex Jones - Absolute "Red Hot" Despotism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
Obaaama will not save America, he is helping the bankters and globalists to destroy America.

The patent bargain

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*Teva Canada Ltd. v. Pfizer Canada Inc*. 2012 SCC 60 deals with the patent on the well known drug Viagra. The Court holds the patent invalid on the basis proper disclosure was not made when the patent was sought. The Court writes: [32] The patent system is based on a "bargain", or quid pro quo: the inventor is granted exclusive rights in a new and useful invention for a limited period in exchange for disclosure of the invention so that society can benefit from this knowledge. This is the basic policy rationale underlying the Act. The patent bargain encour... more »

#RoadTrip : So, where am I this time?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 14 hours ago
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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Unsolicited Advice to the Northeast in the Aftermath ~New Orleans Slate *

Time for Obama to Change Course on Education

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
From an engineer and a scientist who sees the damage of current corporate education reform and can't understand why Obama can't just do the arithmetic. A call for President Obama to change course on educationBy Arthur H. Camins , Updated: November 7, 2012 * Arthur H. Camins is director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.* With the election behind us, it is time for the Obama administration to step back from its education policy and access whether its foundation is sound and supported by evidence. It is... more »

I just want to thank you, for letting me, be myself -- again

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
Another sweet moment for the 2012 archives: President Obama thanks the OFA staff. [More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Obama aims to start nuclear talks with Iran next month

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago

Imminent Monetary System Collapse - Sheikh Imran Hosein

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
"I believe that Obama has bought time for the US dollar and the time is now up. Whether it was Obama or Romney, time for the US dollar is up. And so the immediate future is one in which we should not only be looking carefully at signs of a military attack on Iran, on Pakistan, on Syria, but, in addition to that, that we monitor very carefully the likelihood of a monetary collapse." - Sheikh Imran Hosein. Source: 108morris108.

Black mob kidnaps and gang rapes 14 year old girl on her way to school in North Lawndale, Chicago

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago

ELECTION 2012 / Marilyn Katz : On Women Making a Difference

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 15 hours ago
Women win big: Clockwise, from top: Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Claire McCaskill. Image from PopSugar. Making a difference: On women and the election We are not red states and blue states, we are blue cities (and suburbs) in red states, filled with the young, the diverse, the women -- who are the rising tide. By Marilyn Katz / The Rag Blog / November 8, 2012 CHICAGO -- The

Over 600,000 Votes in Az have NOT Yet Been Counted

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
AZ Central Dennis Wagner Voters across the Valley encountered a series of problems when they tried to cast their ballots on Tuesday at their polling places. Many complained about long waits for provisional ballots, which are given to those who don’t show up on the poll roster or fail to produce proper identification. Officials with Promise Arizona in Action, an organization that advocates immigration reform and fights discrimination, said they are concerned that poll workers were given pre-election instructions that may have forced the huge number of provisional ballots. They als... more »

ELECTION 2012 / Jonah Raskin : A View from California

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 16 hours ago
"California Dreaming." Art by Tom Horner / Dribble. Inset image below from San Francisco Sentinal. A view from California: Which way the wind blows Obama’s reelection is only the beginning. The hard work of transforming the nation lies ahead By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 8, 2012 SANTA ROSA, California -- Watching national politics from the coast of California, where I live, and

Election night 2012 in pictures

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 16 hours ago
As I said earlier, I don't gloat over winning. I remember too well the morning after 2004. Walking to work in lovely downtown Northampton. It was eerily quiet. Streets were full of people wandering around in stunned silence. Dread settled over that little, very liberal city like a funeral shroud. This is how conservatives are feeling today. Just because their beliefs are founded on the longest, most concentrated and effective disinformation campaign in the history of civilization doesn't make their emotional response any less real. So no, I'm not inclined to rub it in. That being s... more »

South Korea's Secret: secret: Runaway teen prostitution

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 16 hours ago

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