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Saturday, December 22, 2012

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English: Chemtrails aka Geoengineering in Long...
English: Chemtrails aka Geoengineering in Long Island New York skies. See: H.R. 2977,What in the World are they Spraying?,www.humanitytranscending.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Allan Buckman is the President and co-founder of Microbe tech, a Nevada-based bio-remediation company. A former wildlife biologist and environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish & Game, Allan's 38-year career has given him crucial insight into environmental stress and the decline of ecosystems.

In Allan's presentation at the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference at the United Nations (New York) in 2007, he spoke about the role of pollution in an ever-increasing plant death problem related to the "persistent jet clouds" we now associate with stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering operations (chem-trail spraying) and discussed a bio-restoration alternative. In his speech, Allan corroborates the data presented in What In The World Are They Spraying?, saying:

"The fallout contains aluminum, strontium, radium, boron, and many more metals, all of which have been documented in every drinking water supply in California and Arizona since about 1987. They only way that could happen is from air application, but no explanations are available."

The time for skepticism is over: whatever the purpose of these operations, they are destroying the planet. Tune in as Allan discusses the impact of aerosol geo-engineering on all life.
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It's Saturday...and some Chuck Woolery (video)

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 minutes ago
*what's going on.* Reaganite Republican: *My Own Personal Tale Regarding Drinking and Driving this Holiday Season* Camp of the Saints: *‘An Ayn Rand Christmas’?!?* Sentry Journal: * No more secret deals: It’s time for conservatives to put Obama on defense* * * Capitalist Preservation: *Auto workers at GM & Ford score big bonuses while taxpayers still shutout on bailout payback* Bungalow Bill: *BBCW Wacky Liberal of the Year 2012: #9 Dianne Feinstein* Daley Gator: *President Obama at Daniel Innouye’s funeral: But enough about the dead guy, let’s talk about me* Les Femme... more »

Mysterious animal terrorizes farmers as it mutilates livestock in the middle of the night

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 minutes ago
In a ghoulish mystery, an unknown beast is terrorizing Kentucky farmers as it attacks their livestock, tearing parts from the animals but not eating them. The residents of rural Shelby County have no idea what is stalking their livestock in the night. 'I heard the goat, the dogs going off and I ran out there and looked and saw the goat laying on the ground,' said Kevin Cox, an area farmer who's had one animal fall victim to an attack. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2251877/It-indescribable-Mysterious-animal-terrorizes-farmers-mutilates-livestock-middle-night.html

Forget the Mayan Apocalypse, the new date for doomsday is January 1 2017, claim Sword of God cult

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 minutes ago
The world may have escaped Armageddon yesterday but the actual Apocalypse is nigh on four years away, Doomsdayers have claimed. The new date for annihilation is January 1, 2017, according to followers of The Sword of God Brotherhood. They believe the 'Prophet Gabriel' told the Brotherhood that the 'dying time' will come on this date and only members of the cult will survive, while everyone else perishes in 'hellfire.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252051/Forget-Mayan-Apocalypse-new-date-doomsday-January-1-2017-claim-Sword-God-cult.html

Shirley Monserrate among Three charged with murder after 'setting off deadly Indiana house explosion that killed young couple and destroyed five homes so they could collect $300,000 insurance money'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 minutes ago
The people have been charged with deliberating setting off a deadly gas explosion that decimated an Indianapolis neighborhood in the hopes of collecting an insurance settlement. The house's owner, Monserrate Shirley; her boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard, were arrested Friday and charged with murder, arson, and several other counts for their role in the Nov. 10 blast that killed two people. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252115/Three-charged-murder-setting-deadly-Indiana-house-explosion-killed-young-couple-destroyed-homes-they.html

Winter Storm Kills Eight And Disrupts Travel

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 minutes ago
A winter storm has killed eight people and caused travel misery as it sweeps across the United States. The powerful weather system, which dumped more than half a metre of snow in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri earlier this week, has been moving steadily eastwards towards New England, where it is expected to arrive on Saturday. More than 30cm of rain are likely in northeastern states, with several feet of snow set to fall over higher ground. http://news.sky.com/story/1029058/winter-storm-kills-eight-and-disrupts-travel

Tips for Photographing a Christmas Tree

Debra at Housewife Eclectic - 12 minutes ago
*Have you entered the giveaway for the designer apron yet?* There is something so magical about Christmas trees that I can't resist. I love photographing them and all of their lighted glory. A beautiful, in focus tree can be a hard thing to capture. Here are my tips for capturing beautiful photos of your lit tree. The first thing you need is a tripod or a flat stable surface from which to photograph your tree. In order to get a beautiful picture of your tree without flash, you are going to need to use a really slow shutter speed, which means you will be able to see hand shake if y... more »

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN PERU - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 44 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 16:02:44 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:02:44 AM at epicenter Location 6.045°S, 76.521°W Depth 42.5 km (26.4 miles) Region NORTHERN PERU Distances 46 km (28 miles) E (87°) from Moyobamba, Peru

2012 Quiz Answers

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 57 minutes ago
Earlier we set our 2012 Quiz Well who got them right and gets A+ and who gets to stand in the corner with a pointed hat? 1. Name the service launched to capture them young, lock in the parents and build on their Prime service? A: Amazon FreeTime 2. Which two technology giants traded patent court victories around the world and dominated the mobile wars? A: Apple and Sumsung 3. Which famous source of authoritative information stopped physical publication after 244 years and went digital? A: Encyclopaedia Britannica 4. Who launch their onli... more »

The War Against Teachers

Judy Rabin at Schools Matter - 58 minutes ago
*There are so few who can explain the complexity of how the deep connections between the attack on public education and teachers -- that if not stopped --will ultimately lead to the end of democracy itself.* * * *Henry A. Giroux is one of the few:* TruthOut.org / *By* *Henry A. Giroux * The War Against Teachers *December 21, 2012* | *A little learning is a dangerous thing.*-- Alexander Pope If the US is to cease its slide into a violent, anti-democratic state, we must rethink the relationship between education and democracy, and the very nature of teaching. The tragic deaths of... more »

Support for Idle No More from Palestine!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago

Mental illness, medications and school shootings: Preventing another Sandy Hook

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
image source: WhatReallyHappened Gregory Patin In the aftermath of the horrific school shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, the debate regarding preventive measures is focused on stricter gun control laws. While sensible gun regulations are in order,addressing the root causes of the mass shootings is more important if real preventative measures are to be taken. What caused the gunmen to act is more relevant in terms of prevention than the weapons used. With or without stricter gun control laws, firearms will be accessible to potential mass murderers in the U.S.... more »

RoboCop on the Sinclair Spectrum

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 1 hour ago
It's autumn 1988. My cousins have handed down to me my first computer, a ZX Spectrum 48K. I have a little bit of money in my pocket and fancied something more current than the *BombJack*, *JetPac* and *Deathchase* fare that's had me bashing those infamous rubber keys. What to get? Rifling through the latest Speccy releases, I pick *RoboCop* up from the shelf. It all looks rather nice - the review in a recent *C+VG* saw the legendary Jazza Rignall award it 95%. Who was I to argue with such provenance? *RoboCop*, published by the late and very much lamented Ocean was that rarest of ... more »

Regarding Gun Control: What is an 'Assault Rifle?'

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
Wikimedia Commons Earl Griffin, *Contributor* I am more familiar with firearms than the average person. I sold them for a living for several years. I worked as a Peace Officer. I have trained on many firing ranges under the tutelage of men and women whose instruction was of great value. I grew up hunting and shooting with my late father and with my granddad. I have had an opportunity to become intimately familiar with the function and workings of a wide variety of firearms. There is a falsehood being perpetrated upon the public. You see an “Assault Rifle” has what is known as a sel... more »

Steve Harper and that Vision Thing

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
The most myopic prime minister perhaps in all of Canadian history, Stephen Harper, may have diagnosed his own affliction. Shortsighted Steve, asked how his evangelist faith affects his decision-making, replied that he prays a lot "*to ask for strength and vision*." Judging by how the self-proclaimed professional economist totally failed to see the 2008 global economic tsunami coming, maybe he needs to look elsewhere for vision. In fact Steve's entire time in power has been marked by a singular lack of vision from Afghanistan, the Great Recession, and the F-35 fiasco to the Tar Sa... more »

Is Jesus Christ here on the waterfront?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 hour ago
*SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2012* *The New York Times reports Newtown:* In our view, the New York Times has done some very good work reporting from Newtown this week. Granted, the paper has had dramatic material to work with. Yesterday, Joseph Berger reported the funeral of Anne Marie Murphy, a 52-year-old mother of four who worked as a teacher's aide at Sandy Hook Elementary School: BERGER (12/21/12): The funeral was one of at least six for victims on Thursday. Other services were for Catherine Hubbard, Jesse Lewis, Benjamin Wheeler and Allison Wyatt, all 6 years old, and Lauren Gabri... more »

Samsung and Apple Continue to Slug It Out

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 1 hour ago
The mobile wars continue and there is now a clear two horse race today between Apple and Samsung. How long the battle will last and whether another player will come to join them is as uncertain and unpredictable as much of the future. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the latest to deliver bad news to Apple, in that it has now rejected Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent because it claims prior patents covered the invention. A total of 21 specific pinch to zoom methodologies are claimed by Apple's filing. All were rejected by the patent office on the basis that they had alre... more »

Train bosses tell people not to travel as UK is hit by MORE rain and 388 flood alerts are issued

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Christmas travel plans for millions are in chaos today as widespread flood warnings across the UK are crippling roads and rail networks and putting lives at risk. With much of the country battered by heavy rain overnight, the Environment Agency has issued 338 flood alerts and 126 flood warnings. The south west of England is most severely affected - with four severe flood warnings in place. They have been issued for Helston and Lostwithiel in Cornwall, and two for Braunton, Devon. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252030/Christmas-travel-plans-millions-chaos-heavy-rain-cripple... more »

Syria acting to safeguard chemical weapons, says Russia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Syria has acted to consolidate its chemical weapons into "one or two" places to prevent rebels capturing them, Russia's foreign minister says. Sergei Lavrov said the weapons had previously been "scattered" across the country and they were "under control" for the time being. Mr Lavrov also said President Bashar al-Assad had no plans to leave Syria. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20825820

Harper And Guns

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 2 hours ago
On the day the NRA advocated having an armed guard in every American school, Thomas Walkom wrote that the gun issue could come back to haunt Stephen Harper. For all of his bloviating about the long gun registry, Walkom reminds his readers that Harper originally voted for it: Certainly, Harper was careful. Then a Reform MP, he broke ranks with his party to vote with the Liberals for the gun registry. He claimed at the time that he was following the wishes of his Calgary West constituents. But, as he would explain later and in a different context, he was also uncomfortable with emo... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*Sean Payton hasn't asked to attend Saints-Cowboys* *Pirates and Cajuns square off in New Orleans Bowl* *Can the Corps of Engineers be forced to deliver more sediment to Louisiana by an unused provision in an existing federal law?* *Wetlands center surges forward with new plan* *A kids' Creole Christmas in New Orleans* *Frustration on Freret: New Krewe Won't Roll Until 2014 ~NOLA DEFENDER*

Pope Pardons Butler Jailed In Vatican Leaks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Pope Benedict XVI has granted a Christmas pardon to his former butler, who was convicted and jailed in the VatiLeaks scandal. The Pope visited Paolo Gabriele in the Vatican police barracks to tell him personally of the pardon, the Vatican said. Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, was subsequently freed and has returned to his family. http://news.sky.com/story/1029075/pope-pardons-butler-jailed-in-vatican-leaks

The Massive Millstone Round America's Neck

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 2 hours ago
Fanaticism dooms Americans. As a people, Americans hold and are held captive by fanatical, irrational beliefs. The most terrible of these is the common conviction that their Constitution is sacrosanct. *The Guardian's* Jonathan Freedland argues that tragedies like the Sandy Hook shootings lie squarely at the feet of Americans' obsession with their constitution: *To outsiders, the point seems so blindingly obvious: more guns equal more death. In Britain, where gun laws are strict, the annual number of gun-related murders stood, at last count, at 41. In the US the equivalent fi... more »

Dan Nexon on The Hydrogen Sonata: To Sim, Perchance to Dream

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
General Warning: this is emphatically not a spoiler-free Forum! Hence all of the text all of the contributions will be safely below the fold, and only the identifying information for the author of the contribution will be here for even causal browsers to see. Daniel H. Nexon is Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Continue reading

WSJ: Taiwan firms returning quietly SHHHHH....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*Nightview at a downtown park in Taichung* WSJ: Taiwan firms returning jobs quietly from China: With wages rising across China and growing labor unrest threatening operations at mainland factories, Taiwan sees an opportunity to try to convince its “salmon to swim back home,” as local media have put it. Officials at Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau, which announced Catcher’s and Largan’s factory plans, said they didn’t know of any companies willing to discuss their participation in the program. Hui-Ying Chen, deputy director of the IDB’s industrial policy division, said Taiw... more »

Why Am I Still Buying a Boston Globe?

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 2 hours ago
*I can not **really **answer that question, dear readers, because not only have I not read the thing all week, I have not even note-papered all the items I intended to read. I have scanned a few items that caught my eye, but those occurrences are rare and there has been no blue and red ink editing for blog posts. * * **One of the problems is when I read a Globe I can not blog about the Globe, and when I blog about the Globe I can not read a Globe. Not that I'm very enthusiastic for either these days. * * **Yes, I've noticed some items; however, they often fall into the category of... more »

The History of Gun Control

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 2 hours ago
The History of Gun Control http://old.postworthy.com/?p=39114 In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. The History of Gun Control Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. China established g... more »

Not Frenemies (No Way!) Favorite Paradigm From False Flag Financial Brou-Ha-Ha (John Cusack's IN and Your Right to Know Is No More If You Don't Act NOW)

The enemy of my enemy is not my frenemy. He's my enemy. (No matter how gently he shoves the knife into my back as I walk away having smiled hopefully at him.) The sound of Marley's ghost dragging his chains across the floor was the start of Ebenezer Scrooge's nightmare. But old people bound in chains and strangling on cat food seems to be fodder for an Obamian wet dream. While Scrooge was

A Dov Sighting

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 3 hours ago
*Rare, but it does occasionally occur in the war paper.* "Romney adviser *Dov S. Zakheim*, an undersecretary of defense in the George W. Bush administration, responded at the debate that defense spending is not a major part of the debt problem. “The *problem is entitlements*,” he said, referring to programs such as Social Security and Medicare. “It is not defense. *Defense is practically a rounding error*. So if you want to go ahead and trade defense as a hostage for the issues that have to be dealt with, go right ahead. But the *only people you will be helping are* the Iranians, No... more »

Pakistan mob burns man Alive after he was accused of desecrating Koran

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
A mob broke into a Pakistani police station and burnt a man accused of desecrating the Koran alive, police said Saturday, in the latest violence focusing attention on the country's blasphemy laws. The man was a traveler and had spent Thursday night at the mosque, said Maulvi Memon, the imam in the southern village of Seeta in Sindh province. The charred remains of the Koran were found the next morning. "He was alone in the mosque during the night," Memon said. "There was no one else there to do this terrible thing." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/22/us-pakistan-blasphemy-idU... more »

Car bomb kills five in Damascus: Syrian Observatory

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
A car bomb killed five people and wounded dozens in the eastern Damascus district of Qaboun on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Another activist group in Damascus gave no figures for the number of people killed in the blast but said bodies were still being recovered from wreckage caused by the explosion. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/22/us-syria-crisis-bomb-idUSBRE8BL06W20121222

Turmoil in Slovenia after corruption charges

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
The walls of the picturesque Slovenian city of Maribor on the banks of the Drava river are covered with graffiti reading "Gotof je!" - "He's finished!". They are a vivid illustration of the startling crisis that has hit a small country hailed until recently as the star of post-communist transition in eastern Europe and a promising new member of the euro zone. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-slovenia-protests-idUSBRE8BJ0UU20121220

A Different Kind Of Democrat-- A Republican Kind

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Max Baucus, an Obama kind of Democrat The PCCC has a wonderful list of 97 Democrats-- over half the caucus-- who, they say are committed to voting against the chained CPI. And some of them won't. But I'm betting a great many on that list won't even think twice about doing whatever Obama, Pelosi and Hoyer tell them to do. "We," writes the PCCC "did a cross-check of the two lists and found that 97 sitting and voting Members (we excluded non-voting delegates) of the House Democratic caucus have signed onto statements either last year or this year saying they would not vote for legislati... more »

i hate christmas is slightly hateful this year

laura k at wmtc - 3 hours ago
I've noticed a distinct reduction in my annual irritation and disgust at the holiday madness this year.* An unexpected convergence of events has brought on a pleasant state of near-apathy. First, no TV. Watching shows on Netflix or by download is blissfully free of advertising. No salespeople dressed up as Santa Claus, no "gift ideas" for useless crap future landfill. Next, I haven't stepped foot in a mall. Not that I ever do much mall shopping, but my hair salon is in a mall, and sometimes some obligatory gift or errand forces me into the insanity. Not this year. Most importantl... more »

Video on Aid to Haiti for Cholera

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 3 hours ago

Tougher EU sanctions against Iran come into force

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect on Saturday, as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program. The sanctions, agreed in October, entered EU law with their publication in the European Union's Official Journal on Saturday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/22/us-eu-iran-sanctions-idUSBRE8BL04L20121222

Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr Delys Weston Found Murdered in their Tasmania home

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
An eminent British economist and his wife have been murdered at their home in Australia. Professor Gavin Mooney, 69, and Dr Delys Weston, 62, were found at the property in Tasmania on Wednesday and are thought to have been bludgeoned to death. The retired Briton was previously the director of the Social and Public Health Economics Research Group in Australia and held a number of senior positions at universities in the country. http://news.sky.com/story/1028938/gavin-mooney-british-economist-beaten-to-death

India: Tear Gas Fired At Gang Rape Protesters

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Indian police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who were demanding justice and safety for women following the brutal gang rape of a student on a bus. Thousands of demonstrators in New Delhi surged towards the president’s palace chanting "we want justice" and carrying banners reading "hang them now". Clashes between the protesters and riot police erupted when a group tried to break through barricades and some started throwing stones. http://news.sky.com/story/1029032/india-tear-gas-fired-at-gang-rape-protesters

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:07:18 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 08:07:18 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 4.500°S, 125.201°E Depth 453.7 km (281.9 miles) Region BANDA SEA Distances 166 km (103 miles) WSW of Leksula, Indonesia

COLUMBINE SCHOOL SHOOTING

Anon at aangirfan - 4 hours ago
*Klebold and Harris. *"Eric Harris had deep military intelligence connections from birth. Eric's father, Wayne Harris, was some type of military intelligence spook." dylan klebold « In Search of Black Assassins The Columbine High School massacre occurred on 20 April 1999, at Columbine High School in Colorado. Allegedly, two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered a total of 12 students and one teacher. The pair then "committed suicide". Over 100 witnesses dispute the official theory of only two shooters. columbine Massacre Caused by Child Abuse by Sheriff Colum... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:58:28 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 07:58:28 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 7.134°S, 129.050°E Depth 178.2 km (110.7 miles) Region KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA Distances 266 km (165 miles) WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake VANUATU - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 07:53:01 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:53:01 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 20.304°S, 169.535°E Depth 133 km (82.6 miles) Region VANUATU Distances 87 km (54 miles) SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 07:00:41 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 01:00:41 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 16.756°N, 93.630°W Depth 168.9 km (105.0 miles) Region CHIAPAS, MEXICO Distances 9 km (5 miles) ENE of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:43:39 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 01:43:39 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.560°S, 76.820°W Depth 51 km (31.7 miles) Region NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU Distances 9 km (5 miles) WSW of Chilca, Peru

Leo Wanta's Biographer On Blogtalk Radio

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
LEE WANTAS OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY Author, MARILYN BARNEWALL on this weeks show, Controversal Issues that seem to come with the *Truth* being told. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/global-news-and-views/2012/12/21/thursday-nights-with-marilyn

Cobra Egypt Conference: 12/20/12 Guardian Ship at Saqqara

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
Click on image to enlarge Kabuki, These are the pictures of the space family Pleiadians with our group, bearing witness to the truth... This one is at Saqqara, the ancient mystery school of the Atlanteans and Pleiadians. Tunnels connect to under Giza. This was our guardian ship (white object to left of hill in sky). -Robert Potter *More images to come. Two appear to have UFOs writing Arabic in light, but still verifying that possibility. -AK*

Chuck Woolery: 8 point plan to solve the unemployment crisis in America...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*I "heart" Chuck!* Libtards - listen up. A hundred years of common sense packed into 6+ minutes - and we thank him

Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year 2013 To All Whom Find Their Way Here

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 5 hours ago
*Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year 2013.* *To all those who are regular readers here, a special greeting and my very best wishes for a truly peaceful and joyful Christmas and a year 2013 with many pleasant moments.* *Mike*

Synthetic Personnel Using Dielectric Substitution

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
An interesting acronym used by Boeing. It's part of Boeing's project to put wifi in planes. You can read more in the LA Times - http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73756022/ Yes Boeing are using potatoes instead of people, insulting to all except Ian Hislop. The acronym is SPUDS! Thanks to Jon Worth @jonworth for the spot on Twitter

A sign as to how much India has changed

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
The Hindustan Times reports that: 'Our attitude to truffles is changing. Now, they are all around us – in upmarket grocery shops, at weddings, parties, restaurants. But they’ll always be a luxury. One measure of how quickly India is changing – in food and wine terms, at least – is our attitude to truffles. When I first wrote about truffles, most readers of Rude Food knew very little about them. They associated the term ‘truffle’ with those round chocolates and were not sure how it was pronounced. Was it ‘troofle’ or ‘truffle’? (It is, of course, the latter.) Now, just five or six y... more »

POLITICIANS SLEEPING WITH SPOOKS; VASSALL; PROFUMO

Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*John Vassall.* John Vassall worked with UK naval intelligence and had an expensive flat in the notorious Dolphin Square in London. Reportedly, Vassall had sexual relationships with certain UK cabinet ministers. Does the media invent certain sex scandals in order to discredit certain politicians? Or, are the stories of politicians sleeping with spooks actually true? Vassall was gay and reportedly had been photographed having sex with men in the Soviet Union. In 1962 Vassal was arrested for spying. *Brendan Mulholland. *dailymail.co.uk/ Brendan Mulholland of the Daily Mail clai... more »

Thorium Not So Wonderful?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
Thorium has attracted a lot of attention for several excellent reasons and the one cited here is a concern and not well understood but otherwise it is a management issue. The true value of the Thorium reactor is that it can be used to reduce uranium and its daughters into a safe end product while producing power. That one such reduction does lead to an isotope suitable for weapons manufacture is still minor when compared to Uranium itself. That it can be done in a modest lab merely tells us that aggressive enforcement is necessary. Yet that is a small price to pay in ord... more »

Britain's Big Cats

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
The reality is that folks have been keeping inappropriate large cats as pets for as long as it has been possible. In England, that surely goes back to even Roman times. That leads inevitably to a release simply because the same impulse to keep a pet always makes it almost impossible to take responsibility to put it down when it becomes necessary. What is not likely is a sustainable breeding population and we have slim evidence of that. Otherwise we have hungry pets who easily revert to instinct and will generally thrive however unlikely you may think that to be. There is ... more »

Vegetable Waste to Zero Waste

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
If there is a lesson to be learned it is that waste management success is first about good management. This is a fine demonstration of just that. It also informs that there is no excuse for doing less. What is most intriguing is that focusing on the vegetable waste nicely eliminates the deleterious effects of land fills generally while producing a useful byproduct. Starting with vegetable wastes is actually a good idea simply because it makes it easier for the private sector to reduce the remainder for recycling. It also makes it easier for the municipality to operate a pi... more »

Subsea UFOs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This is a detailed report covering two prominent cases in which UFOs operate underwater. As I have posted before, it is creditable that space adapted mankind would establish subsea access to underground cities already on Earth. Here we get a pile of data that conforms totally to that conjecture. Of particular note is the museum which is likely more than conventional preservation and possibly an example of stasis. I observe that the ice is not remarked on as particularly cold. It is also noted that the observers are handled by human beings. As important, we get a valid de... more »

SciAm, firewalls, and deterioration of the physics community

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
Jennifer Ouellette wrote a nice piece on black hole firewalls for the Simons Foundation and for Scientific American: Black Hole Firewalls Confound Theoretical Physicists (via Synch). Well, more precisely, it's nice and informative if you assume that her task was to uncritically promote the views of Joe Polchinski, Leonard Susskind, Raphael Bousso, and a few others. From a more objective viewpoint, the article's main message is wrong and the text misinterprets the state of the research, too. Over the last decade or so, my great respect for some of the most famous names in high-energ... more »

An EU 'iTax' Is Not The Answer

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 9 hours ago
The UK government have announced that they are to finally acknowledge the right of individuals to copy material for the own use. We have all done it. We have all copied a file from one format to another , or from one device to another in order that we can play it as we want to , on the device we want to, or store it logically with other files. Today that is illegal in the UK, but tomorrow it will be finally addressed. However, in addressing it we face many further interpretations and fine detail. It will not allow encrypted files to be unlocked so in fact could be said to be fur... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:20:23 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 03:20:23 PM at epicenter Location 41.369°N, 142.620°E Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles) Region HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION Distances 109 km (67 miles) S of Shizunai, Japan

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SHIKOKU, JAPAN - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:15:32 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 03:15:32 PM at epicenter Location 33.554°N, 132.116°E Depth 65.6 km (40.8 miles) Region SHIKOKU, JAPAN Distances 36 km (22 miles) E of Kunisaki-shi, Japan

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude ML 4.4 Region CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA Date time 2012-12-22 05:30:14.0 UTC Location 27.02 S ; 66.52 W Depth 165 km Distances 131 km W Tucumán, Argentina

Gold bar you can break up (and could be the future of money if there's economic meltdown)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Swiss refinery Valcambi has been selling its CombiBar to private investors in Switzerland, Austria and Germany who are worried about a return of Weimar Republic-style hyperinflation. The size of a credit card, the 50g gold CombiBars are easily be broken into one gram pieces to be used as money in times of crisis. Now the company wants to bring them to market in the U.S. and build up sales in India - the world's largest consumer of gold, where it has long served as a parallel currency. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2251757/Fancy-chunk-No-chocolate--Its-future-money-... more »

Corrine Danielle Motley arrested 24 hours after U.S. investigators appealed to find woman seen in horrific Child abuse internet film

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have caught the woman suspected of producing child pornography and appearing to abuse a young child in a sex video she posted on the internet - less than 24 hours after the Feds appealed to the American public for help. Corrine Danielle Motley of Okaloosa County, Florida was arrested late Wednesday and faces federal charges for the production and distribution of child pornography. The 25-year-old was apprehended by Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force members and Homeland Security Investigations special agents. http://www.d... more »

Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians with 7 out of 10 children living in a home receiving handouts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Britain pays out more on welfare than high spending social democratic nations in Scandinavia, according to a think-tank. Nearly seven out of ten children now live in a home that receives at least one cash handout other than child benefit, says the hard-hitting study by the Institute for Economic Affairs. And some 17 per cent of children – around 2.1 million – live in a home where no adult is working ‘easily the highest rate in Europe’. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2251875/Britain-spending-benefits-Scandinavians-7-10-children-living-home-receiving-handouts.html

Mass shootings lift gun sales, data shows

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The coming weeks may well be banner ones for gun sales in America - and the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school will likely be a reason. The appetite for guns tends to increase following a mass shooting, according to a Reuters analysis of U.S. government data on background checks run on prospective gun buyers in the past 13 years - generally regarded as a reliable indicator of whether gun sales are increasing. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/22/us-usa-shooting-connecticut-guns-idUSBRE8BK14820121222

The sinking of "Plan B"; the U.S. "fiscal cliff" disaster of John Boehner

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Had there been a vote on Republican House Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" to avert the so-called U.S. fiscal cliff on Thursday night, it would not have been close. He was probably 40 to 50 votes short of the number he needed to avoid a humiliating defeat at the hands of his own party, according to rough estimates from Republican members of Congress and staff members. It was not for lack of effort. Boehner and his two top deputies, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy, along with other House Republican leaders, tried for three days to muster support for the measure, which would have cut g... more »

Iran defense minister says NATO missiles harm Turkey security

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
The installation of Patriot anti-missile batteries sent by NATO members to bolster Turkey's defenses against a possible missile attack from Syria will only harm Turkey's security, Iran's defense minister was quoted as saying on Saturday. NATO approved Turkey's request for the air defense system earlier this month, in a move meant to calm Ankara's fears of being hit by Syrian missiles. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/22/us-syria-crisis-iran-idUSBRE8BL03I20121222

Egypt's constitution seen passing in referendum

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
An Egyptian constitution drafted by Islamists is expected to be approved in a referendum on Saturday after the charter, which opponents say will create deeper turmoil, won approval in a first wave of voting a week ago. The opposition have already cried foul, saying a litany of abuses means last Saturday's ballot, involving about half the electorate, should be re-run. But the committee overseeing the two-stage vote said their investigations showed no major irregularities that would invalidate the process. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/21/us-egypt-politics-idUSBRE8BJ0JB20121221

TRUTH ABOUT SYRIA

Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
20 December 2012 - This mini-report from Tunisian TV station, Delta TV, shows an interview with a 29-year old Tunisian man who traveled to Syria and fought alongside the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) against the Syrian Army. He explains why he stayed there for slightly over a month and decided to return back to his home country instead of remaining there for Jihad, as is the case with other young Tunisians who were sent to Syria mainly by their imams (clerics). The interview corroborates some of other eyewitness accounts that accuse the FSA of committing massacres in order to frame th... more »

Scientists discover multiple avian influenza strains in Chinese Pigs

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Scientists recently reported on the seroprevalence of strains of avian influenza viruses found in pigs kept in southern China. The analyzed viruses do not include the H5N1 strain. The researchers believe their study could have major public health implications in efforts to limit the potential damage caused by a pandemic in humans, according to ScienceDaily.com. Swine can be infected by both human and avian influenza viruses, and are therefore believed to be important sources of the kind of genetic reassortment that can result in a pandemic. Pigs have been infected by all of the av... more »

Seawater leak shuts down Swedish nuclear reactor

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Swedish authorities have ordered the shutdown of a reactor at its largest nuclear power plant near Gothenburg following a seawater leak. The leak is the latest in a string of similar incidents that have plagued the Swedish nuclear industry. http://rt.com/news/swedish-nuclear-reactor-gothenburg-589/comments/

Sadia Mohamed Missing: Appeal Over Missing 10 year old Chiswick Schoolgirl

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 10-year-old girl who has not been seen since Friday. Sadia Mohamed was last seen leaving Southfield Primary School in Southfield Road, Chiswick, west London, at around 4pm. She is described as black, 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build. http://news.sky.com/story/1028929/appeal-over-missing-chiswick-schoolgirl

Pennsylvania Shootings: Woman Shot While Hanging Xmas Decorations, 3 more Dead

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A gunman fatally shot a woman decorating a church hall for a children's Christmas party and two other men in rural Pennsylvania before he was killed in a shoot-out with state troopers. The shootings began in Frankstown Township, 100 miles east of Pittsburgh, at around 9am local time. Investigators have been dealing with five crime scenes within around 1.5 miles of the town, authorities said. http://news.sky.com/story/1028825/pennsylvania-shootings-four-dead

Gun Lobby Calls For Armed Guards At Schools

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
America's most powerful gun lobby has defended the use of firearms and argued that armed guards could have prevented the Sandy Hook school shooting. Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), called on the US Congress to immediately pass legislation to place guards with guns in schools by the time classes resume from winter breaks in January. He said the proposal was aimed at stopping the next killer "waiting in the wings", claiming that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun". http://news.sky.com/story/... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 04:42:37 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 03:42:37 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 49.863°N, 155.145°E Depth 117.2 km (72.8 miles) Region KURIL ISLANDS Distances 115 km (71 miles) SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 03:50:03 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:50:03 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.234°N, 94.266°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Distances 122 km (75 miles) WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN REGION - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 03:24:33 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:24:33 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 21.980°N, 121.603°E Depth 9.7 km (6.0 miles) Region TAIWAN REGION Distances 88 km (54 miles) E of Hengchun, Taiwan

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 22nd December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 02:04:22 UTC Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:04:22 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 2.654°S, 119.979°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region SULAWESI, INDONESIA Distances 26 km (16 miles) NW of Walenrang, Indonesia

Sunday Classics preview: By popular demand, the gala DWT "Nutcracker (The Whole Deal)" returns

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*You'd want to think twice before bidding on this record. The ABC Command label tells you it's one of the inferior later pressings; you want an original gold-label issue. (Note: Unfortunately, last year's preview-opening video clip of the Nutcracker Suite segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia has disappeared -- not entirely surprisingly, I guess. To be honest, I don't like it much anyway.)* *by Ken* As far back as the mind recalls, Sunday Classics has celebrated the holiday musically at last in part with music from Tchaikovsky's ballets, and last year I went whole hog and offered a com... more »

President Obama leaves for his 4 million dollar vacation...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*bon voyage...* You POS Eat a clam for me.

NRA's Absurd Scapegoating of Violent Movies, Video Games Doesn't Hold Up to Scrutiny

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 12 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* For five days after the horrific bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the National Rifle Association went eerily silent. They slithered under a rock and nobody heard a peep from them until Friday. The cowards even temporarily took down their Facebook page. Finally, the NRA's head ghoul Wayne LaPierre spoke up. And in his idiotic, error-filled statement, LaPierre fell back on the one of the gun lobby's oldest scapegoating tactics. He blamed Hollywood for its violent movies, as well as video game makers. He called them "a callous, corrupt and corrupting shado... more »

Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World (Important to watch)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*Text accompanying video:* When thinking about the mass extermination camps of a holocaust think... The key to freedom is to be able to have the ability to defend yourself &, if you dont have the tools to do that, then youre going to be at the mercy of whomever wants to put you away. Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture - but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept. The country has a population of six million, but there are estimated to be at least two million publicly-owned firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols. Thi... more »

Going On A Hiatus Until The New Year

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours ago
Sufjan Stevens - Joy To The World

Week Recap

Southern Man at Southern Man - 13 hours ago
One down side of living at The Land is little or no Internet, so no blog updates. But not much has happened this week: worked half-days Monday and Tuesday, a whole lot of nothing Wednesday and Thursday (the plan was to mud and tape and sand the Sunset Room but it was just too cold) and errands and bowling with the gang on Friday. But tomorrow Southern Man and Southern Son drive north to pick up Teen Daughter the Younger for her Saturday-to-Saturday Christmas visit!

Going On A Hiatus Until The New Year

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours ago
Sufjan Stevens - Joy To The World

The World Leader in Weapons Sales

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*Is the country that constantly proclaims its desire for peace? * "US weapons sales tripled in 2011" New York Times, August 27, 2012 WASHINGTON — Weapons sales by the* United States* tripled in 2011 to a *record high*, driven by major arms sales to *Persian Gulf* allies concerned about * Iran*’s regional ambitions, according to a new study for Congress. Overseas weapons sales by the US totaled *$66.3 billion* last year, or nearly 78 percent of the global arms market, valued at $85.3 billion in 2011. *Russia was a distant second*, with $4.8 billion in deals. * **This from the country h... more »

It Is the Cold and Flu Season

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*And they really want to get that needle into you*: "Cases of new swine flu increase" Associated Press, August 10, 2012 ATLANTA — Don’t pet the pigs. That’s the message state and county fair visitors got Thursday from health officials who reported a fivefold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people. Most of the cases are linked to the fairs, where visitors are in close contact with infected pigs. This flu has mild symptoms and it’s not really spreading from person to person. ‘‘This is not a pandemic situation,’’ said Dr. Joseph Bresee of the C... more »

The Globe's YouTube Videos

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
*See what they are watching.... * "Many reap profit in posting YouTube videos" by Michael B. Farrell | Globe Staff, August 27, 2012 BEDFORD — With its upload-it-yourself online platform, YouTube has been filling the Internet with viral videos featuring *skateboarding dogs and giggling infants* since it was launched in 2005. * **Pffft. * Today, television still commands many more viewers in the United States, but YouTube says more content is uploaded to its site every month than all three major networks combined have broadcast in the past 60 years. The site **accounts for about 8... more »

Idle No More Toronto video Dec. 21, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Published on Dec 21, 2012 Idle No More Toronto Friday Over 1000 people! Idle No More FlashMob Round Dance Took Over Yonge-Dundas Square today in downtown Toronto as part of the Idle No More rallies happening in solidarity with First Nations across Canada and the world. There's a google map of all the worldwide #IdleNoMore events and rallies scheduled today (Friday), find your local rally!

It must be holiday time

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 14 hours ago
I always like piling up my my holiday reading ready to pack. Isn't it fortunate I can get most of it now on Kindle. But not all... [image: Posted with Blogsy]Posted with Blogsy Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Persons of the Year? But What Year?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*by Noah* This is a tale of two men, both stuck in the past, and a magazine that chose one of them as its "Person of the Year." One man's name is Mitt. The other man's name is Barack. The followers of the former think that the name of the latter is "strange." That is just one of the reasons why they voted for their man; another is that their man held out the promise of turning back the clock to at least the 1950s -- or, as comic Andy Borowitz says in this piece, 1912. NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) -- In an extraordinary gesture of recognition for a losing Presidential nominee... more »

It Doesn't Matter Who They Are, What Matters Is Their Plan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
* * *Was getting caught part of their plan?*

Bizarro World: NRA Gets Compared To Al-Qaeda

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
Read: *"NRA Has More Blood on Its Hands Than al-Qaeda: What Do We Do?"* The CIA has more blood on its hands than both the NRA and Al-Qaeda put together, but you'll never hear the controlled progressive opposition voices criticize the CIA or Mossad for their false flag mass murders in America. No, that's considered "conspiratorial" and "fringe." Obama's brainwashed true believers are more concerned about the *imaginary threat of Gun-Qaeda* than stopping government tyranny and the financial rape of America* *by the big banks.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"Welcome to the December solstice, a day the world does not end... even according to the Mayan Calendar. To celebrate, consider this dramatic picture of Orion rising over El Castillo, the central pyramid at Chichén Itzá, one of the great Mayan centers on the Yucatán peninsula. Also known as the Temple of Kukulkan it stands 30 meters tall and 55 meters wide at the base. Built up as a series of square terraces by the pre-Columbian civilization between the 9th and 12th century, the structure can be used as a calendar and is noted for astronomical alignments. *Click image for larger... more »

Chet Raymo, “Surrender To Facts”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Surrender To Facts”* by Chet Raymo “I'm currently reading two books. One I found in the house when I arrived, presumably left by a previous visitor: Cheryl Strayed's "Wild", a young woman's attempt to sort out her messed-up life and grief for her mother's death by hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail, many hundreds of miles along the ridges of California's Sierra Nevada and Oregon's Cascades mountains. The other, my friend Douglas Christie's "The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology", grounded in Doug's extensive knowledge of the Christian monastic t... more »

“Is The Universe Alive?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
DocumentaryPlus, “Is The Universe Alive?” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LKtiR3Y3SE

PTJ on The Hydrogen Sonata: Actors on the Sci-Fi Stage

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
General Warning: this is emphatically not a spoiler-free Forum! Hence all of the text all of the contributions will be safely below the fold, and only the identifying information for the author of the contribution will be here for even causal browsers to see. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Professor of International Relations and Associate Dean Continue reading

An Opportunity for a U.S.–Iran Paradigm Shift - Winter 2013

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
Read, *"An Opportunity for a U.S.–Iran Paradigm Shift - Winter 2013,"* by By Hossein Mousavian. *Source - Center for Strategic and International Studies and The Washington Quarterly*: The former Iranian ambassador argues that the Arab Awakenings have opened an opportunity for Washington and Tehran to seek common interests, but warns that mutual perceptions that the other is weakening could once again lead that opportunity to be missed. An excerpt from the paper: "The Arab region today is drenched in chaos and instability: Palestine is bleeding, Iraq burning, Syria erupting, Pe... more »
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