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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.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

20 December - Blogs I`m Following

The city of Fallujah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq,...
The city of Fallujah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (Released to Public) Location: FALLUJAH, AL ANBAR IRAQ (IRQ) DoD photo by: CPL JOEL A. CHAVERRI, USMC Date Shot: 10 Nov 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Approximate area and major clashes in which DU...
Approximate area and major clashes in which DU bullets and rounds were used in the Gulf War (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: An article clipping of the New York T...
English: An article clipping of the New York Times publishing of the Overman Committee report. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
DU penetrator from the A-10 30mm round. http:/...
DU penetrator from the A-10 30mm round. http://www.deploymentlink.osd.mil/du_library/du_balkans/images/fig1.gif from: http://www.deploymentlink.osd.mil/du_library/du_balkans/fig1.htm See also: http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/pgu-14.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Ottawa Canada July 2010 — Ottawa Tourist Bureau 13 (Photo credit: dugspr — Home for Good)
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Can someone who wears niqab for religious reasons can be required to remove it while testifying? It depends

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 minutes ago
R v NS 2012 SCC 72 deals with the issue of a witness covering the face for religious reasons. A summary follows: The issue is when, if ever, a witness who wears a niqab for religious reasons can be required to remove it while testifying. Two sets of * Charter *rights are potentially engaged — the witness's freedom of religion and the accused's fair trial rights, including the right to make full answer and defence. An extreme approach that would always require the witness to remove her niqab while testifying, or one that would never do so, is untenable. The answer lies in a just ... more »

Muñecos de nieve con regalos y bastones de dulce

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 7 minutes ago
[image: Muñecos de Nieve] *CODIGO HTML PARA PONER ESTA IMAGEN EN SU BLOG* (Un click para seleccionar, Control C para copiar y Control V para pegar) [image: Imagenes Gratis para Navidad y Año Nuevo 2013] Por favor visite nuestra página oficial: www.fotofrontera.com

America's War on Basra and Fallujah Grinds On

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 minutes ago
And you thought America's war on Iraq was over. Remember Basra? Remember Fallujah? They were two Iraqi cities that endured extensive fighting when American and Coalition forces moved in. The guns fell silent years ago but the casualties continue to mount only now, instead of shrapnel wounds, the killers are cancers and birth defects and the finger is being pointed at the Americans love for "DU" or depleted uranium munitions. US Tanks Rolling Into Fallujah *Though they are small, the graves are crowded so tightly together that they are almost on top of one another. They look as if... more »

Victoria Soto and Wendy Kopp!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 minutes ago
*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012* *As enabled by Charlie Rose:* Victoria Soto, 27, was a first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary. This morning, Joseph Berger describes her funeral in the New York Times. The whole piece is well worth reading: BERGER (12/20/12): *Remembering the Passion of a Teacher Who Died Protecting Students* [...] *Ms. Soto’s aunt, Debbie Cronk, a teacher who was her professional inspiration, remembered how exuberant Ms. Soto was when she called five years ago to say she had secured a job at Sandy Hook Elementary.* But Ms. Cronk also remembered her mischievou... more »

Gun Facts, Myths, and Information

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 minutes ago
Download the full info-pack, with charts and so on, here. A few samples from the download which should peak your interest. *Myth: Assault weapons are a serious problem in the U.S.* Fact: In 1994, before the Federal “assault weapons ban,” you were eleven (11) times more likely to be beaten to death than to be killed by an “assault weapon.” *Myth: Guns are not a good deterrent to crime* Fact: Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year or 6,849 every day. Often the gun is never fired and no blood (including the criminal’s) is shed. *Myth: Private ownership of guns is not effe... more »

Thousands expected at Ottawa protest Friday Dec. 21, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 minutes ago
Thousands expected at Ottawa protest News release Posted at Censored News http//www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com First Nations people and their supporters are uniting under the banner Idle No More against the federal government’s changes to legislation which will affect treaties and traditionally used lands. At noon on Friday, December 21st, a grassroots led protest is expected to attract

Minister Attacked, Robbed In Philadelphia, Center City

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 18 minutes ago
Philadelphia police are looking for a man who robbed and attacked a minister Wednesday in broad daylight. The attack happened at about 3:30 p.m. near 11th and Walnut Streets in Center City. Investigators say the thief used pepper spray on the victim and then stole a money clip containing $125. The suspect then ran away on foot. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the authorities. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/19/minister-attacked-robbed-in-center-city/


Anon at aangirfan - 20 minutes ago
Jack Rosen, a psychologist, heard what he thought was shots being fired by a hunter in the woods. Jack Rosen then had four little girls and two little boys staying in his home for a few hours. These small children had escaped from the 'Sandy Hook shootings'. "The two boys described seeing their teacher being shot," according to Rosen Sandy-Hook-shooting-The-moment-neighbor-surviving-graders Are you suspicious? *The first victims of the shooter were Moslems.* *What Professor George J. Stein wrote in his 1995 essay "Information Warfare":* *"Today, the techniques of combining li... more »

Pinos de navidad de fantasia

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 27 minutes ago
[image: Arboles de Navidad] *CODIGO HTML PARA PONER ESTA IMAGEN EN SU BLOG* (Un click para seleccionar, Control C para copiar y Control V para pegar) [image: Imagenes Gratis para Navidad y Año Nuevo 2013] Por favor visite nuestra página oficial: www.fotofrontera.com

A Christmas present: a Forum on Iain M. Banks’ new novel

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson at Duck of Minerva - 33 minutes ago
Iain M. Banks, an especial favorite author of mine and someone on whom I‘ve written before, published a new novel earlier this Fall: The Hydrogen Sonata, the latest installment in his ongoing series of novels about The Culture, a post-scarcity pan-human civilization largely controlled by hyper-advanced artificial intelligences called Minds. I invited four other scholars Continue reading

The story of how you will be assassinated by the Federal Government. Factual and Verifiable.

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 43 minutes ago
David Andrew Christenson David Andrew Christenson Everything that I state is documented, factual and verifiable (see www.persimmonpublishingus.com and Federal and State Court records). I have never been charged with a crime (See the docket). Look at what they did to me for writing and doing research, for being a Federal Whistleblower. The Federal Government murdered Coast Guard Commander William Goetzee for being a Federal Whistleblower on the BP Oil Spill. The following should provide clear and concise evidence that the Federal Government is the enemy and that all Americans shoul... more »

Does stephen harper want Chief Theresa Spence to die???

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 48 minutes ago
She is on DAY TEN of a hunger-strike to try to get that racist piece-of-shit to agree to a substantive meeting between Native leaders the Crown's representative and himself. Does the asshole want to see her suffer permanent organ damage? To die??? I wouldn't be surprised if the turd has some delusions of grandeur, thinking that he's the goddamned prime minister and he won't have his hand forced by some publicity-seeking hunger-striker. This wouldn't surprise me because harper is an idiot who has no genuine idea about what his policies of racist imperialism really mean. The fool has ... more »

FOOLED ABOUT SCHOOLS: Black kids beat Finland!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 50 minutes ago
*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012* *Part 4—Disaggregation and more:* American students did surprisingly well on last year’s international tests. That is especially true in reading, where American fourth-graders, the only grade tested, pretty much kicked the ass of the world. See THE DAILY HOWLER, 12/19/12. Why was this performance “surprising?” Let us count two ways: In part, the performance may seem surprising because so much effort has been made, in recent years, to denigrate American teachers, students and schools. Everybody knows this script—and this script was extended in last we... more »

In Mexico, New Agers say end of Mayan calendar will herald 'cosmic dawn,' not end of world

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 54 minutes ago
The celebration of the cosmic dawn began with a fumbling of the sacred fire meant to honour Friday's end of the Mayan long count calendar. Gabriel Lemus, the white-haired guardian of the flame, burned his finger on the kindling and later somebody knocked a burning log out of the ceremonial brazier onto the wooden stage, before he quickly scooped it up. Still, the white-clad Lemus, like about 1,000 other shamans, seers, stargazers, crystal enthusiasts, yogis, sufis and swamis in a Merida convention centre about an hour and a half from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, was convinced th... more »

China airs "V for Vendetta" on national television in shocking move away from censorship

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves. Soon the Internet was crackling with quotes of "V for Vendetta's" famous line: "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." The airing of the movie Friday night on China Central Television stunned viewers and raised hopes that China is loosening censorship. "V for Vendetta" never appeared in Chinese theaters, but it is unclear whether it was ever banned. An article on the Communist Par... more »

Hampshire village Evacuation As Flood Alerts Spread

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Residents of a Hampshire village have been urged to evacuate their homes as heavy rainfall continues to spread across the UK - with more than 270 flood alerts and warnings in place. The Environment Agency (EA) said a severe flood warning for Wallington prompted the need for an evacuation notice. http://news.sky.com/story/1028153/village-evacuation-as-flood-alerts-spread

Marco Rubio on Hannity: The $16 Trillion U.S. Debt is the "real fiscal cliff"...(video 12/19)

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*Hannity: "The Republicans must make the moral case against generational theft."* * **Rubio: "Raising taxes doesn't solve anything."*

Qi Makes Smartphones Even Smarter

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 1 hour ago
How many times have you been out on the road and found that your phone was running short of battery life? It’s a problem we have all encountered and apart from always charging your phone, there are two obvious remedies, suppliers investing in better battery technology, or providing portable top up solutions. Toyota is leading the way to make charging more available and easier whilst on the move. Next year they will introduce Qi (not the Stephen Fry game show) pronounced ‘chee’. Qi works via magnetic induction that transmits energy over a magnetic field and was used on the, no forg... more »

How Nuclear Energy in Japan Got Linked to National Security

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
In 1955 Japan passed its Atomic Energy Basic Law, which allowed peaceful development of nuclear energy in a nation that had suffered two atomic bomb attacks. Public acceptance of nuclear power in Japan was remarkable given the time period. After World War II, Japan’s citizens were not enthralled with nuclear. Irradiation of Japanese fishermen in the Bikini Atoll in 1954 solidified strong anti-nuclear sentiments. However, one man played a vital role in shaping a strategic shift toward nuclear and the U.S. He also shaped Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, which is now back in pow... more »


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago

UN leaders to condemn Palestinians for incitement to terrorism | CiF Watch

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
United Nations do something useful, I am in shock... http://cifwatch.com/2012/12/20/un-leaders-to-condemn-palestinians-for-incitement-to-terrorism/

NCC to stand firm against WantWant Media Maw?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*Pandemonium in the cafeteria today as dozens of groups competed in the annual gingerbread house building contest on campus.* The Taipei Times reports: National Communications Commission (NCC) Chairman Howard Shyr (石世豪) yesterday said the commission’s ruling on Want Want China Times Group’s purchase of cable TV services owned by China Network Systems (CNS) remain unchanged and that the transaction would not take effect until the group fulfilled each and every requirement issued by the commission. .... The preconditions include that group chairman Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明) and his famil... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 hour ago
*Louisiana delegates mostly oppose president’s budget compromise* *New $1.1 billion hurricane levee proposed for New Orleans East Land Bridge* *La. fails to clear disaster preparedness checklist* *Potential strike would shut down ports across East, Gulf coasts * *Ian McNulty on the New Orleans restaurant scene in 2012: a boom year ~Gambit* *"Liquid Land" film explores New Orleans' improvisational jazz scene, post-Katrina ~Allison Fensterstock *

Some Thoughts on the Korean Election: Left Blew a Good Chance to Win

Robert Kelly at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
This pic is from the TV election coverage on the Korean version of CNN. That would be the two main candidates (the liberal Moon Jae-In on the left, and conservative Park Geun-Hye, who won, on the right) as dancing electronic cartoon avatars. Yes, they do look like boogying Nintendo Miis, and yes, they are the Continue reading

The Un-COLA Nuts

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 2 hours ago
I don't feel sorry for liberals now any more than I did four years ago. It wasn't as if they weren't warned They should've known what they were getting during the campaign trail when Obama joined virtually every American politician since Truman by pledging support for Israel at a video conference with AIPAC in which he tried to out-Lieberman Lieberman while paying barely more than lip service to Palestine that, in the balance, has less of a right to exist than Israel that kills people all over the Middle East with impunity because Hamas kills less people all over the Middl... more »

Calling bullshit on the Sandy Hook hoax!

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 2 hours ago
At this point, it is safe to say that the official narrative of the Sandy Hook school shooting is fraudulent, and a major coverup and PSYOP is underway. On Monday, the *Huffington Post* reported that the Connecticut State Police have "indefinitely seized" all crime scenes connected to the shooting, namely the Sandy Hook Elementary School and the Newton, CT home of the Lazna's. How convenient for the perps and PSYOP experts. Connecticut State Police announced Monday they will be *holding all crimes scenes connected to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for the foreseeable f... more »

Author-selected contents of the article: "US news is agenda-driven. As the media simply goes along with the official story and does not investigate, it is impossible to know what really happened. People just accept the official story. Children lost their lives, families lost their children, and the tragedy is being used to disarm Americans faced with a police state growing in power and menace."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 2 hours ago
------------------------------ *Agenda Driven News* ------------------------------ December 19, 2012 | *Original Here* I have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Tonight (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US news drives the news of the rest of the world. For reasons unbeknownst to me, Russia Today Moscow requested a live TV interview via Skype about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings that killed 20 young children and several adults. I was interested to know what was Moscow’s interest in the shootings, and I agreed to the int... more »

Scandal Alert: Congress Is Quietly Abandoning the 5th Amendment

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 2 hours ago
CONOR FRIEDERSDORF *Meet the prominent legislators who think it's okay to throw Americans in jail forever without charges or trial. * [image: gitmo full r.jpg] Reuters What everyone must understand is that American politics doesn't work the way you'd think it would. Most people *presume* that government officials would never willfully withhold penicillinfrom men with syphilis just to see what would happen if the disease went untreated. It *seems*unlikely that officers would coerce enlisted men into exposing themselves to debilitating nerve gas. Few *expected* that President Oba... more »

Ho-ho-ho! Peace on earth, good will toward . . . BARF!!!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
* * *"People turning St. Patrick's Day into a drunken festival is one thing. Now, Christmas is a time for drunks to ruin another holiday."* *-- Steve Belida, co-chairman of the Hell's Kitchen 50th-51st Street Block Association* *by Ken* Ho-ho-ho! Talk about leading a sheltered life, about being way, way out of it. For a couple of years now I've been dimly aware of a phenomenon during the holiday season: of people, more specifically youngish people, wandering the sidewalks of Manhattan dressed as Santa (sort of), traveling in packs, and in a state of jollity that transcends that tra... more »

Wow and I thought Chris Patten was arrogant, he's got nothing on Piers Morgan

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
Great interviewing style Piers... Piers Morgan on his CNN show 'interviewing' Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, calling him "an unbelievably stupid man" who's "dangerous," - Thank heavens Piers Morgan is no longer on British TV, I hope CNN see sense soon.

$180 Million Spent And We're Right Back To Square One

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 2 hours ago
I apologize ahead of time if you're reading this and are unfamiliar with the layout of Fort McMurray but for anyone who's ever been stuck in traffic during the morning commute I'm sure you will be able to relate. Back in early November, the 7th if I recall correctly, the Confederation overpass linking highway 63 to the Timberlea subdivision. It was actually slated to open October 16 but the date was pushed back due to construction delays. In hindsight, they probably should have just kept it closed. Traffic flow on 63 northbound seemed pure ambrosia when just the Thickwood overp... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 3 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Aubrey Huff, 36. A bit of good stuff: 1. A DC Statehood bill is introduced. I'm sort of thinking it won't quite pass this year...Mike DeBonis is not amused. 2. Brian Beutler on Plan B, which he sees as a Boehner misfire. Could be. 3. Dan Drezner isn't particularly upset about the Kagans. 4. And what's up with TSA, by Amy Zegart.

The War On Wages Continues

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
On the subject of rotating teacher strikes in Ontario, Tom Walkom offers a little historical perspective: When Bob Rae’s New Democratic Party government overrode collective agreements in 1993, many private sector unions — including the Steelworkers and my union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers — broke with their public sector counterparts to support the NDP regime. The essence of their argument would be familiar today: private sector workers had already suffered from what was, at the time, the biggest recession since the 1930s; therefore, public sector workers had ... more »

Why did the Gingerbread man go to see the doctor?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
Because he felt crummy!

Hess Concerned about "Commercialization of Tragedy"?

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Staunch and relentless advocate for free market reform—enamored with terms such as "innovative"—Rick Hess at his *EdWeek* blog has offered a concern about coverage and reactions to the horror at Sandy Hook Elementary: "But I've also been disheartened, once again, by the commercialization of tragedy. I've been appalled by news coverage that quickly bleeds from respectful to rapacious, as reporters and cable bookers find ever more angles to keep the story alive. I'm horrified by advocates and education pundits who seize upon Newtown as a 'hook' to place an op-ed or push their favorite... more »

The World Will Not End Tomorrow by M.N.Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 4 hours ago
The Morning Dream. http://www.deviantart.com/#/d5kw70y *The world will not end tomorrow.* *Ask me how I know?* *Because Love yet lives in our world of Man.* *As long as Love lives.* *Life will continue.* *As long as Light lives.* *The darkness is kept at bay.* *Fear not.* *For tomorrow, comes with the dawn.* *M.N. Hopkins*

Gangsters, collect 'em while they're hot!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
Taichung AmCham alerted me to this tale of gangsters raiding the local post office (here and here). Earlier this week at the Fengyuan Post Office here in the Kingdom of Chung, people started lining up as early as 3 AM according to media reports to purchase the Year of the Snake stamp sets. However, just as the Post Office was about to open to eager collectors, a group of 70 lads clad identically in black pushed their way to the head of the line and started threatening postal workers and intimidating innocent stamp collectors. Women with children were almost knocked down, according t... more »

Sandy Hook: Multiple Shooters and audio

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
The media is clearly doing damage control regarding the Sandy Hook shootings: When the incident began there were numerous media *reports (take note that is more then one report)* of multiple shooters at the school.The media is using the 'confusion' meme. Frankly, I do not buy it. There is no reason to assume anyone, let alone more then one individual, would be "confused" about seeing two shooters. *From Here* Authorities expected to encounter a second shooter as they converged on the building, according to a recording of a 911 tape that was independently verified by Hearst Connecti... more »

Fear keeps Egypt's Christians away from polls

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last week's referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranchisement is hiking Christians' worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives. Around a week before the vote, some 50,000 Islamists marched through the provincial capital, Assiut, chanting that Egypt will be "Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians." At their head rode several bearded men on horseback with swords in scabbards on their hi... more »

NASA denies world's end as queries skyrocket

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
If there's one US government body really looking forward to December 22, it's NASA. The space agency said it had been flooded with calls and emails from people asking about the purported end of the world - which, as the doomsday myth goes, is apparently set to take place on December 21. The myth may have originated with the Mayan calendar, but in the age of the internet and social media it proliferated online, raising questions and concerns among people around the world who turned to NASA for answers. An agency spokesman, Dwayne Brown, said NASA usually received about 90 calls or em... more »

Free Music?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 4 hours ago
The music industry continues to grapple with streaming and new subscription models and is generally shrinking and what is a volatile market. The pirates are still here, but so are a growing number of services whose legitimacy is often hard to determine. Free music and file sharing can be traced back to Napster and those that followed such as Kazaa and The Pirate Bay. Free music is not going away and making sense of where we will end up and balance the market is often hard to determine. This week we were introduced to a new Android app ‘Music Download Pro’. It looked and behaved... more »

Torrential rain leaves south-west England flooded

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Several people have been rescued from their vehicles and trains have been cancelled after torrential rain. Trains between Liskeard and Looe in Cornwall and between Bournemouth and Brockenhurst in Hampshire are affected. The Cornish villages of Polbathic, Altarnun, St Keverne, Gunwalloe, Gorran Haven and Mevagissey are also flooded. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20786462

Israeli attacks on journalists in Gaza 'violated the laws of war'...So why is nothing being done about it?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Four Israeli attacks on journalists and media facilities in Gaza during the November 2012 conflict violated the laws of war by targeting civilians and civilian objects, says a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). It has made a detailed investigation into the incidents. In the attacks, two Palestinian cameramen were killed, at least 10 media workers were wounded and four media offices were badly damaged. A two-year-old boy was killed in one shelling. HRW says it found no evidence to support the contention by the Israeli government that each of the four attacks was on a legitimate mili... more »

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stalled US budget talks send shares lower, BoJ eases

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
World shares held near 17-month highs on Thursday, ending a week-long rally, while oil fell as the latest setback in talks to avert a U.S. fiscal crisis kept buyers away. In the currency market, the Bank of Japan's widely expected decision to ease policy for a third time in four months encouraged traders who had sold the yen ahead of the move to take profits, sending the dollar and euro up. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/markets-global-idUSL5E8NK30Q20121220

China Knife Attacks: Pupils Taught To Combat Threat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Chinese schools are teaching young students how to fight off knife-wielding attackers following a string of stabbings aimed at children. Twenty-seven people have been killed and more than 80 injured since March in a spate of knife attacks that have alarmed the public. The most recent school attack, on Friday, saw Min Yongjun stab and slash 22 students at a primary school in the central Chinese province of Henan. http://news.sky.com/story/1027992/knife-attacks-pupils-taught-to-combat-threat

Eagle Prank Video: Students Admit Trickery

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Three students from Canada have admitted creating a fake video that appears to show an eagle snatching a child. In the first 24 hours it was online, the clip of the eagle swooping and lifting the toddler off the ground was watched more than five million times. But a university in Montreal has since confirmed the video was made as part of a 3D animation course and that both the eagle and the child are fake. http://news.sky.com/story/1028056/eagle-prank-video-students-admit-trickery

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:54:27 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 07:54:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 42.179°N, 142.622°E Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles) Region HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION Distances 26 km (16 miles) SE of Shizunai, Japan

Nazis ‘shipped arms to Palestinians’ - Israel News, Ynetnews

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
Is anyone surprised that the Nazis supported the Palestinians? Maybe Jeremy Bowen and Jon Donnison but anyone else? http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3248081,00.html

Merry Christmas from Funeraria Lopez

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
The weirdest corporate Christmas advert ever?

Plebgate and the Police

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 5 hours ago
I can't say I wept for Andrew Mitchell after he departed the Chief Whip's office a couple of months back. A small sliver of satisfaction maybe. After all, who doesn't enjoy a high-flying Tory crashing and burning? But C4's investigative digging into the circumstances, and crucially uncovering CCTV footage that throws into doubt the existence of a third corroborative witness to the celebrated plebgate exchange points to a police frame up. As Owen observes; A white privileged politician has just experienced a small slice of the frustration long felt in many of our communities. Perhap... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 6 hours ago
*Nancy Lanza.* Marsha Lanza has revealed that Nancy Lanza had fairly recently traveled to nine cities in three countries. One of Nancy's friends said that Nancy trusted Adam and thought it was OK to leave him home alone. http://www.dailymail. *Marsha Lanza, Nancy's ex-sister-in-law, and source of many newspaper stories about Adam.* The controversial Tom Heneghan has alleged that Nancy Lanza, the mother Adam Lanza, "was a CIA P2 analyst working for the Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and also for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)." The Shining Light: Tom Heneghan... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.4 Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES Date time 2012-12-20 09:22:22.5 UTC Location 5.08 N ; 125.66 E Depth 178 km Distances 41 km SE Sarangani, Philippines

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 09:31:40 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 07:31:40 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.910°N, 143.856°E Depth 33.5 km (20.8 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 227 km (141 miles) SE of Ofunato, Japan

Drug Innovation 8: Treating Men's Cancer

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
My elder brother died of prostate C a few years ago, then my mother's first cousin in Cebu. Nationwide, prostate C I think is among the killer diseases for men. My HMO or private health insurance told me once to undergo a test of prostate C as it might be hereditary in our family but I have done it yet. Today, there is a news report from interaksyon.com on men's cancer, that by 2027, the Cancer Research UK foresees that one-half of our gender worldwide will have one form of cancer developing in our body. Not a scary thought for me actually because I will be in the mid 60s by that t... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude M 4.8 Region NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS Date time 2012-12-20 09:03:16.0 UTC Location 53.23 N ; 170.98 E Depth 10 km Distances 822 km E Petropavlovsk-kamchatskiy

Mother in court over toddler's 'I am a bomb' shirt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The mother and uncle of a three-year old named Jihad, who was born on September 11, are due in a French court in March for sending him to school in a top with "I am a bomb" written on it.

Reporters Without Borders: 2012 is deadliest year on record for journalists

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
This year has been the deadliest for journalists in the field since monitoring began 17 years ago, according to an annual report released Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders. Eighty-eight journalists lost their lives while reporting in the middle of wars and bombings, or were killed on orders by corrupt governments, organized crime tied to drug trafficking and by Islamist militias, the report said. This is a 33% rise in journalist deaths since just last year. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/world/journalist-deaths-2012/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 07:18:02 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 07:18:02 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 55.243°N, 161.671°E Depth 66.1 km (41.1 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA Distances 121 km (75 miles) SSW of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

Doomsday 'cult' arrests top 800 in China

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
CHINA has arrested more than 800 people in a crackdown on a Christian sect which spread doomsday rumours and challenged the ruling Communist party. The Christian-inspired group "Almighty God" has been accused of spreading doomsday rumours apparently linked to the ancient Mayan calendar and urging followers to slay the "red dragon" of communism, state media reports said today. More than 800 followers of the sect, which state-run media labels an "evil cult" http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/china-doomsday-cult-arrests-top-800/story-fnd134gw-1226541306332

UN demands Israel stops settlement expansion

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The UN has demanded an immediate halt to Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Further expansion has been announced in response to the UN’s recent decision to grant Palestinians the status of observer state. All Security Council members *except the US* demanded the building stop, along with the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said:“This is clearly a violation of international law and it is a violation of Quartet guidelines and it is an obstruction of the Middle East peace process. I’m urging the Israeli government to refrain from taking any measures of ... more »

8-UBS traders charged, bank fined $1.5 bln in Libor scandal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
.S. prosecutors charged two former UBS traders with taking part in a multi-year scheme to manipulate Libor and other benchmark interest rates, making them the first individuals to be criminally accused in the international scandal. The charges against the two traders, Tom Hayes and Roger Darin, resulted from a broad investigation into the activities of more than a dozen banks in the setting of prices for Libor and related rates. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/ubs-libor-idUSL5E8NJ25N20121220

GM to buy stake from Treasury; government may lose billions

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The U.S. Treasury plans to sell its stake in General Motors Co (GM.N) over the coming year, all but assuring a multibillion-dollar loss in a move that will end the automaker's "Government Motors" era. Treasury's plan - a two-step process that includes a $5.5 billion stock sale to GM - is part of a broader push to wind down the controversial financial bailout under the Troubled Asset Relief (TARP) program. TARP was created by former president George W. Bush to prevent the collapse of the U.S. banking industry during the 2007-2009 financial crisis. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012... more »

Rebels seize towns in central Syria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Syrian rebels have captured at least six towns in the central province of Hama, activists say, in an operation aimed at putting pressure on President Bashar al-Assad from the north as insurgents close in on the capital from its southern suburbs. The rebel gains came as the United Nations on Wednesday launched what it said was its "largest short-term humanitarian appeal ever", for $1.5 billion to help millions of Syrians suffering a "dramatically deteriorating" humanitarian situation. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/19/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121219

Wall Street falls as "cliff" talks sour, but hopes remain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
U.S. stocks sold off late in the day to close at session lows on Wednesday as talks to avert a year-end fiscal crisis turned sour, even as investors still expect a deal. The S&P 500 slipped after a two-day rally that took the benchmark index to its highest close in two months. Defensive-oriented shares led the decliners, including health care and consumer staples. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/19/us-markets-stocks-idUSBRE8BG0D620121219

Infants as Medical Guinea Pigs? by Elizabeth Renter

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Source: http://twitchfilm.com/2010/11/medical-trials-gone-wrong-in-ian-clarks-guinea-pigs.html Infants as Medical Guinea Pigs? by Elizabeth Renter Natural Society 19 December 2012 *When Big Pharma wants a drug approved, ideally they should go through several stages of trials and tests, where the drug is tested for effectiveness and side effects before being approved. But what happens when the intended audience of the drug is children? Many children have been victimized by doctors prescribing adult drugs without knowing their effects on smaller and younger people, and it’s becau... more »

Loved and loathed, Park talks tough after victory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Speaking after a visit to the country's national cemetery, which included a poignant homage at the graves of her assassinated father and mother, South Korea's first female leader pledged to spread wealth more evenly. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-korea-election-legacy-idUSBRE8BI1MU20121220

Al Qaeda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria, posing a dilemma for the opposition fighting to remove President Bashar al-Assad and making the West balk at military backing for the revolt. The rise of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, which the United States designated a terrorist organisation last week, could usher in a long and deadly confrontation with the West, and perhaps Israel. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-syria-crisis-qaeda-idUSBRE8BJ06B20121220

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 3.2 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 08:17:39 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:17:39 AM at epicenter Location 40.682°N, 123.903°W Depth 23.9 km (14.9 miles) Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Distances 22 km (13 miles) NE (46°) from Hydesville, CA

Czechia opposes harsh anti-smoking EU policies

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
European health commissioner Tonio Borg (Malta) – who has been in this job just for one month – is behind the latest insanely harsh EU proposals to fight against the smokers. See e.g. The Guardian. Horror-like pictures – such as the Australian graphics above – could become mandatory across the Old Continent. Flavored cigarettes – with menthol, vanilla, strawberries etc. – would also be banned, much like slim (and "natural" and "organic") cigarettes and much like packages with fewer than 20 cigarettes. That's no detail; for example, just slim and menthol cigarettes make 38% of ciga... more »

Massive Texas dust storm whipped up by 55mph winds causes chain-reaction car crashes leaving one dead and 17 injured

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A dust storm in West Texas triggered a series of accidents Wednesday that killed one person and injured at least 17 others. Authorities were forced to close part of Interstate 27 north of Lubbock, a spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety said. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250915/Massive-Texas-dust-storm-causes-chain-reaction-car-crashes-killing-1-injuring-17-others.html

Australian mum finds SEVEN deadly vipers in her three-year-old son's wardrobe where he had put some eggs he'd found in the garden

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A three-year-old boy had a lucky escape after his mother found a box of seven deadly snakes in his wardrobe. Kyle Cumming had found the snake eggs in his garden in Townsville in Queensland, Australia and was given a takeaway container to put them in. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250888/Deadly-playmates-Boy-hides-seven-lethal-snakes-wardrobe.html

'Two Little Boys'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Last night's programme on Christmas Number Ones had some glaring omissions, not a mention of Dave Edmunds' classic 'I Hear You Knocking' (1970) , Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (TWICE - 1975 & 1991), Wings' 'Mull of Kintyre' (1977), The Flying Pickets' 'Only You' (1983), Jackie Wilson's 'Reet Petite' (1986), The Pet Shop Boys 'Always On My Mind' (1987), Michael Jackson's dire 'Earth Song' (1995) or Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman's 'Something Stupid' (2001). However the programme did a little piece on Rolf Harris's 1969 Christmas Number One - 'Two Little Boys' - Ah the memories... A... more »

Clermont girl, 8, stole decoy packages from doorsteps

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
When residents in Clermont, Florida noticed packages were vanishing, they decided to lure the thief with a fake parcel and capture it on surveillance camera. But they were stunned to find the culprit was an eight-year-old girl who stole the packages after getting off the bus from elementary school. Another resident snapped the girl through a peephole (left). Police are now presenting the case to the state attorney's office. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250752/Girl-8-caught-camera-stealing-neighbours-packages.html

Update From The Cobra Conference in Egypt

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
I just spoke with Robert Potter who has been coordinating the Egypt conference for Cobra. Here's a few of the items Robert mentioned: About 30 people were able to make it to the Cobra conference in Egypt. They were able to get inside one of the pyramids via some contacts on the ground and were able to stand between the feet of the Sphinx. Cobra and his partner preformed some ceremonies in the pyramid to revoke any contracts made there previously by others with the dark ones. Cobra did the ceremonies in the Pleiadian language. Robert also said 3 incarnated archons have been a... more »

Two of the guns found at the scene of shootout between Mexican drug cartel and state officials were linked to Fast and Furious scandal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Two of the guns found at the scene of a recent Mexican drug cartel shoot out- where a beauty queen was found to have both fired at military officers and been used as a shield- were a part of the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal. CBS News reports that two of the guns that were found at the scene of the fatal shooting in Sinaloa, Mexico last month can be traced to Fast and Furious exchanges, as one was purchased by an American agent involved in the case and another was brought in by a suspect. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250823/Two-guns-scene-shootout-Mexican-drug-cart... more »

Noah Pozner Site: Scammer preys on Sandy Hook victim's families setting up fake donation website

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The family of Noah Pozner was mourning the 6-year-old, killed in the Newtown school massacre, when outrage compounded their sorrow. Someone they didn't know was soliciting donations in Noah's memory, claiming that they'd send any cards, packages and money collected to his parents and siblings. An official-looking website had been set up, with Noah's name as the address, even including petitions on gun control. Noah's uncle, Alexis Haller, called on law enforcement authorities to seek out ‘these despicable people.’ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250910/Noah-Pozner-site-Sc... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 07:01:12 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 04:01:12 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 6.598°S, 129.987°E Depth 163.4 km (101.5 miles) Region BANDA SEA Distances 209 km (129 miles) NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Argentine Mom Rescues 900 Sex Slaves

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
This one woman shows us the way forward. Sex slavery exists everywhere and is a profoundly criminal activity in its operation and organization. It is one thing for the willing to participate and for them legalization is necessary to avoid direct exploitation. That is still insufficient to satisfy supply so long as it is criminalized. Yet long before the laws are ever rationalized, here is the way. One women has gone out and rescued nine hundred with no help. Now suppose this activity became church sponsored and suppose brothels were confronted with a group of women demand... more »

SpanishTreasure Gold

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
This story continues to show us the real need for an international treaty that allows treasure hunting to be made viable. The outcome here is a tragedy for the investors and worse for Spain since every further recovery is simply going to be grabbed and tossed directly into a smelter. A correct solution is to outright recognize discoverer's right and then apply a transfer price for recovered material. I may need arbitration to settle it but that is common anyway. The point is that any transfer price must recognize fair market value and legitimate costs including a rea... more »

How to Prevent Mass Shootings

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
I do not know what will come forth from the recent tragedy but I am certain that if no change takes place, then this will be followed by an even more spectacular outcome. This article is excellent and clearly shows us our real options. To start with, mental health management and therapies are all far less than any hoped for ideal. The trend lines are positive in terms of developing protocols, but management of the victims has been thrown back on the families who are generally overwhelmed and naturally inept at working with the problem if only because they lack distance. ... more »

Shell Housing?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
I am not sure just what they are thinking here but then what of it. What we really need is internal thin wall insulation along with base board heating or its equivalent. I would also think out heat exchangers able to vacate an empty room and drop the temperature to five degrees. Other wise the precocious human monkey will fill up every space available to it with its acquisitions. Which of course why this line of research is a waste. No one wishes to step out into the barn. *RYERSON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH EXPLORES FEASIBILITY OF “HOUSE WITHIN A HOUSE” DESIGN* *New fi... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake MYANMAR - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 05:56:04 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:26:04 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 22.925°N, 96.103°E Depth 9.7 km (6.0 miles) Region MYANMAR Distances 41 km (25 miles) W of Mogok, Myanmar

The GunNutz' Response to Newtown? Turn America into a War Zone.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
American gunnutz are slowly responding to the Newtown massacre and, predictably, their solution is to transform the United States into an Israeli-style War Zone. Yes, if only your kids can grow up knowing that their survival depends on teacher's automatic assault rifle. Jesus Christ on a crutch!

David Wilcock - ET Disclosure and the Global Culling

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 9 hours ago
"The most serious Economic Vomiting we've ever seen. Full cyber fire alarm. The Illuminati's grip on CONTROL is failing." so says David Wilcock in his Oct 2012 interview on Coast to Coast. RED EYED WOMAN SAYS, "I can knock out 3.5 billion people on your planet," i.e. they won't go down without biowar genocide. Nice. PS: an international two-hour-special ET/UFO Disclosure is being planned for the 'end of the year' i.e. in three weeks time. Probably for December 21 2012, if they're as corny as I think they are. Maybe it's some brand spanking new live ET-insertion technology incorp... more »

dreams - all the old film stars - Peter Sellers

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 10 hours ago
the old film stars in a film theatre watching a newsreel, including a leering Peter Sellers with one of his big noses on, isn't really the dream I wanna write about. It's the one about the touring TOUR DE FRANCE cycling team, they were all their, all the stars of the Tour De France over time, there they all were, parking their bikes at a bus station trying to get where we were all getting. I couldn't find my bus (this always happens) couldn't work out where I should be going. In another dream, yeah I have a lot of these every night, I was watching a train crash then got caught und... more »

The Alberta Apocalypto: The world as you know it is about to end! Again…

david at Alberta Diary - 10 hours ago
Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner gets ready to make a sacrifice to placate the mighty and angry Deficit God. Alberta politicians, not to mention the Legislative complex, may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: The real Mr. Horner. Oh my God! The world is coming to an end! I’m not talking about the Mayan calendar, ... more »

Alan Waldman : Canada’s Two ‘Da Vinci’ Series Are Dramatic and Powerful

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
Waldman's film and TV treasures you may have missed: Canadian genius writer-producer Chris Haddock hit the bullseye with excellent procedurals Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall. By Alan Waldman / The Rag Blog / December 20, 2012

[In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that readers may have missed, including TV dramas, mysteries, and

St Germaine Funds Active???

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
If this came from anyone else but this person I don't know if I'd believe it....but this person has a high degree of credibility with me, they co-released the Daniel papers with me. I can't guarantee these applications are still being taken, but its worth a try... Details here: http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.ca/2012/12/info-for-pp-mentioned-by-readers.html PS: Ignore the November cut-off date. Removing The Shackles is getting reports applications are still being accepted. This is the first I have heard of this, so I don't know how anyone could have made the November ... more »

Howard Wooldridge : Rocky Mountain High / 2

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
Howard Wooldridge and Misty in Pueblo, Colorado. Image from The Pueblo Chieftain. Misty and me: Fighting pot prohibition in Colorado, Part II By Howard Wooldridge / The Rag Blog / December 20, 2012 Howard Wooldridge was Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio, produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, Texas, on Friday, November 30, 2012. You can listen to the podcast here: Howard "

Long Island Expressway Crash kills one, injures 33

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
An accident involving 35 vehicles on the Long Island Expressway in New York Wednesday afternoon left one woman dead and 33 other people injured and closed the expressway in both directions, Suffolk County police said. Raymond Simoneau, 42, of Rockingham, Vermont, was driving a tractor-trailer eastbound when it struck several cars, causing a chain-reaction crash in the town of Shirley, located about 70 miles east of New York City. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-usa-newyork-crash-idUSBRE8BJ04N20121220

US condemns 'provocative' Israel settlement building

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The Obama administration called Israel's settlement-building programme "provocative" and a threat to peace in one of its harshest condemnations yet of Benjamin Netanyahu's policy. Israel rebuffed the criticism however, by announcing plans for 3,600 homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank on land claimed as part of a future Palestinian state. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/9756199/US-condemns-provocative-Israel-settlement-building.html

Suspected bird flu victim in Semarang, Indonesia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The Central Java Health Agency says it has received a report of a suspected case of bird flu in the province. The 54-year-old man, a resident of the Sambiroto subdistrict, was currently under treatment at St. Elisabeth Hospital in Semarang, officials said. “The man has been suffering from a cough, a cold and a high fever, with temperature above 38 degrees Celsius,” Rorry Hartono, the agency's disease control and environmental health division chief, said on Wednesday. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/12/19/suspected-bird-flu-victim-semarang.html

Coal mine collapse and blast kills 8 in Iran

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Iran's official news agency says a collapse and explosion in a coal mine has killed eight workers in the country's east. IRNA on Wednesday quoted Ahmad Talebian Moqadam, who is governor of Tabas city near where the accident occurred, as saying that a tunnel in the mine collapsed, leading to an accumulation of gas and an explosion. He said five bodies were recovered on Tuesday, the day of the accident, and three more the next day. http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019931400_apmliranmineblast.html

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales: Army Seeks Death Penalty In Afghan Massacre

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The US Army has said it will seek the death penalty for a soldier charged in the killing of 16 Afghan villagers during a pre-dawn raid. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is accused of going on a shooting rampage in two southern Afghanistan villages on March 11. Wednesday's announcement followed Bales' pre-trial hearing last month, during which several witnesses testified from Afghanistan via video conference. http://news.sky.com/story/1027784/army-seeks-death-penalty-in-afghan-massacre

Nasa Shares Rare View Of Saturn's Rings

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Nasa's Cassini spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years, has delivered a rare backlit view of the planet and its rings. The image was taken during Cassini's 174th orbit around the gas giant when it was deliberately positioned within Saturn's shadow. The US space agency said on its website: "It was the perfect location from which to look in the direction of the sun and take a backlit view of the rings and the dark side of the planet. http://news.sky.com/story/1027803/nasa-shares-rare-view-of-saturns-rings

Body Of Endangered Whale Washes Up On Beach, Northeast Florida

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
One of the most endangered whales in the world has washed up dead on a beach in northeast Florida. Officials said the 26ft-long (8 metre) North Atlantic right whale washed up overnight on a beach near Palm Coast. Federal marine spokesman Barb Zoodsma says biologists are not sure what caused the death. http://news.sky.com/story/1027899/body-of-endangered-whale-washes-up-on-beach

'Free Darwin' Protest In Toronto

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A rally has taken to place to demand a pet monkey found wandering in an Ikea car park in Canada is returned to his owner. Yasmin Nakhuda has launched a legal battle to get her pet, Darwin, back from the animal control officials she claims have illegally taken him. She and 15 supporters held a protest on Wednesday outside Toronto Animal Services, where they could be heard chanting "free Darwin". http://news.sky.com/story/1027895/ikea-monkey-darwin-owner-in-custody-battle

Oz Customs Staff Held Over Drug Smuggling

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
An alleged major drug smuggling operation involving a network of customs officials has been uncovered at Australia's biggest airport. Eight people have been arrested - with more expected - after police swooped on Sydney Airport following a two-year corruption probe. It is claimed large quantities of drugs were smuggled through the airport in backpacks and suitcases, with corrupt officials using their knowledge of security systems to allow the narcotics to pass through the international terminal undetected. http://news.sky.com/story/1027915/oz-customs-staff-held-over-drug-smuggling

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 03:17:04 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 01:17:04 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.467°N, 143.765°E Depth 27.9 km (17.3 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 241 km (149 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA - 20th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:11:19 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11:11:19 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 7.494°S, 128.677°E Depth 151.4 km (94.1 miles) Region KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA Distances 295 km (183 miles) W of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Little Miss Purity Gets Another Stain On His Frock

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Paul Ryan, whose Wall Street handlers try-- often with a degree of desperation-- to portray him as Little Miss Purity, are losing another battle that exposes him as a wanton whore. I'm betting, though, that this one-- his support for Boehner's tax increases on the rich-- won't be any more difficult to explain away to the dull-brained Republican/Fox base than when Ryan led the battle to pass the TARP bailouts for Bush. Ryan's spokesperson, Conor Sweeney: "Chairman Ryan will continue to work to protect as many Americans as possible from tax hikes. Chairman Ryan believes that Speaker... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 19th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 22:40:15 UTC Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 08:40:15 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.655°N, 143.294°E Depth 39.8 km (24.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 114 km (70 miles) E of Miyako, Japan

Someday At Christmas

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago

Sandy Hook Script - Robbie Parker: Grieving Father, or Horrible Actor?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 12 hours ago
This looks like a staged shooting more and more. This is sick stuff. President Obama was *caught fake crying*, and now a video surfaced that shows an actor pretending to be a grieving father. He laughs and smiles before he gets into character. When the cameras go live he quickly forces himself into a new personality. He goes from an upbeat mood to a state of grief in a split second. He does so in such an unnatural manner that it is obvious to all who watch the video that this guy is an actor and not a grieving father. And this is all caught on camera. This is 100 percent perception ... more »

UK's Sky net military satellite: novel telecommunications

Megaan at Current news updates, World current news - 12 hours ago
*A powerful novel telecommunications satellite for the UK military has blasted into orbit. The Sky net system, which includes the radio equipment deployed on ships, on vehicles and in the hands of troops, is the UK's single biggest space project.* The five-tonne Skynet-5D platform was sent up on an Ariane missile from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. It complements three others already in operation, enabling British forces to stay linked over most of the globe. UK forces pay an annual service charge for which they get assured bandwidth, with spare capacity then sold to fri... more »

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Fukushima Plant Situation "Volatile", A Year After "Cold Shutdown" Declared

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I for one am truly shocked that over a year and a half since the March 11th, 2011 meltdown and explosions at the Fukushima Daicchi nuclear power plant in Japan, few people are aware that the disaster is still ongoing and absolutely NOT under control. The failed facility is still spewing dangerous amounts of radioactive material into both the atmosphere, and the Pacific Ocean. And there still is absolutely NO long term solution that has been devised to clean up the facility at all. The fact is that this disaster may still be ongoing for decades yet to come! I came across a repor... more »

Leonard Peltier to Obama: Stop all Wars!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Democracy NOW! Leonard Peltier speaks out from prison on denial of medical care, clemency http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/19/exclusive_leonard_peltier_speaks_out_from Dutch translation http://www.bloggen.be/natam/ AMY GOODMAN: On Saturday, after the Leonard Peltier concert at the Beacon Theatre, I had a chance to speak directly with Leonard Peltier, when he called into a news conference

John Friend's Truth Militia Radio Broadcast For Monday, December 17th, 2012 With Charles Giuliani

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I have been busy the last few days with most of my articles focused in on the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But again, there has been important news elsewhere, as well as some great articles put out by fellow researchers and friends in this movement for the real truth. I have been a friend of John Friend (www.johnfriendsblog.blogspot.com) out of southern California for some time now, and just last Monday, he had a very special guest on his Truth Militia broadcast... None other than Charles Giuliani from the Oracle Broadcasting Network's Truth Hertz daily internet radio show. ... more »

Seattle 'Idle No More' Support Tobacco Offering and Peace Rally

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
'Idle No More' Seattle Tobacco Offering and Peace Rally   Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 10 am until 12 pm Pacific Time Image Kwagulth the Salmon print by Tony Hunt   Join us this Friday, where Sun Dance Keeper and Leader of the Crazy Dog Warrior Society; Leon Rattler (Blackfeet) will be presenting a tobacco offering and honoring on behalf of; The First Nations of Canada, in a

Fat-Free Econ 34: Rise in Unemployment Rate Not Exactly Bad

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
* This is my article yesterday in TV5's news portal, http://www.interaksyon.com/business/50817/fat-free-economics--why-a-rise-in-unemployment-rate-is-not-exactly-bad ----------- The National Statistics Office (NSO) released the October 2012 quarterly labor force survey (LFS) results, the last for this year. What was highlighted was the increase in unemployment rate from 6.4 percent in October 2011 to 6.8 percent this year. This did not conform with the high economic growth in the third quarter, when the Philippines' gross domestic product (GDP) grew a surprising 7.1 percent, the s... more »

Zero Guns: Washington's New Big Threat Is Gun-Qaeda

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
Washington has changed its enemy from a verb to a tool. Terror is a verb. It was the old enemy. Al-Qaeda is a dying external threat. With the death of Bin Laden it became a faceless menace. Internal dissent is the new enemy. The gun is the big threat now. Gun-Qaeda is the new Al-Qaeda. The pro-Obama Left is happy to hunt down Gun-Qaeda at home. Gun-rights groups like the NRA are being labeled "terrorists." You know what's next, right? Illegal detention of gun owners aka "domestic terrorists." The government will use guns against gun owners, and with that action they will reveal th... more »

Why the Good Ones Leave

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
See what it means to be a teacher who cares in an elementary school in Anywhere, USA:

Tell the System: You're Not Getting the Guns. Period.

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
Draw the line - have the local organizational capacity to back it up. *December 18, 2012* (LD) - It goes without saying that the mass media lies - they lied about Iraq in the lead up to a war that in total, killed over 2 million people. They lied about Libya, they are lying about Syria. They lie about vaccines and intentionally try to sell parents the idea of purposefully injecting their children with mercury. Their lies have a single purpose - to serve the special interests that hand them their talking points. Now the mass media is lying about gun violence. The New York Times wro... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.
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