Thomas Paine

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Friday, December 28, 2012

28 December - Blogs I`m Following II

English: preparing for night raid, "Netza...English: preparing for night raid, "Netzah Yehuda" recon company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Naval Sail by on Tel Aviv Beach Saar 5 missile...Naval Sail by on Tel Aviv Beach Saar 5 missile ship משט יום העצמאות ה-61 חוף הילטון (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Israeli soldiers training alongside the 26th M...Israeli soldiers training alongside the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit on the USS Kearsarge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Emblem of the Israeli Ground Forces D...English: Emblem of the Israeli Ground Forces Deutsch: Emblem der israelischen Landstreitkrafte (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Israeli special forces coordinating a...English: Israeli special forces coordinating an operation during the border conflicts. Notice use of personal weapons of different types and caliber. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Open-air market in city being patrolled by Isr...Open-air market in city being patrolled by Israeli troops (2004). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Sunday Classics preview: Do I hear a Ländler?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 17 minutes ago
*On Jan. 18, 1961, the first day of recording (the date printed above is clearly wrong), Bruno Walter rehearses the Los Angeles free-lancers who made up the Columbia Symphony Orchestra in the second half of the first movement of Mahler's Ninth Symphony. Producer John McClure also talks about the circumstances of the recording, and then we hear work on the opening of the second-movement *Ländler*.* *by Ken* Before we continue, perhaps we ought to make sure we know what a *Ländler*is. The *ländler* is a folk dance in 3/4 time which was popular in Austria, south Germany, German Switz... more »

1983 Footage of Grazing Cow Abducted by UFO in Puerto Gaboto, Argentina (Matt's UFO bender continues)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*Matt's thoughts:* Yes, yes. I know it's most likely fake, and perhaps obviously so. However, I posted this for a reason, a philosophical one. What happens when something is so far out of bounds from our paradigm of thinking that the sheer lack of comprehension we face upon reviewing such an event renders its veracity irrelevant? What if this video had been real? What if we had witnessed a cow being drawn up into the sky in a UFO, but because the idea of that happening is so "out there" that despite us witnessing the truth, we still don't believe? What are the repercussions of t... more »

Bizarre "objects" filmed flying out of Japan tsunami debris wave front

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*Matt's thoughts:* I wonder how many of these strange occurrences have taken place on film, but due to how difficult they are to observe, go unnoticed. What are all these lighted objects flying in and out of things, flying in the skies and doing strange acts, and reported over crop fields?

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Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 1 hour ago
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Amazing UFO Formation in Santiago Chile (december 2012)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*Matt's thoughts:* -- You'll notice at one point that the lights actually move into the formation of the Great Pyramids, or Orion's Belt constellation. -- As has been reported in many other instances, the lights "transform" (for lack of a better word at present) into aircraft-like light sets that mimic our safety lighting on aircraft. However, as Alison Kruse proved after contacting the FAA and conducting in-depth studies of this phenomenon, the "copies", while resembling our planes, don't follow any known commercial or military lighting regulations. -- In typical "human" fashion... more »

ALEC Wins Award - For Being Ignored by MSM

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 hour ago
From HuffPo today Chris Weigant Political writer and blogger at ChrisWeigant.com *My 2012 'McLaughlinAwards' (Part 2)* Most Underreported Story While a few staunch liberal media outlets did their best to expose the story, virtually all of the mainstream media took a pass on the way that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been behind a massive below-the-radar movement to get outrageously conservative laws passed at the state level. If you get your news from corporate outlets, chances are you barely recognize the name ALEC, so I encourage you to check out that li... more »

Israeli troops kill Canadian soldier after shelling/bombing UN outpost, incident report "quietly removed"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The Defence Department has quietly removed from the Internet a report into the killing of a Canadian military officer by Israeli forces, a move the soldier’s widow says is linked to the Conservative government’s reluctance to criticize Israel for any wrongdoing. Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener and three other United Nations observers were killed in 2006 when the Israeli military targeted their small outpost with repeated artillery barrages as well as an attack by a fighter aircraft. IN early 2008, the Defence Department posted on its website a 67-page report from the Canadian Forces b... more »

A crisis year for the U.S.: 2012 was tough, but just wait until you see 2013

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
The United States went through it’s normal pattern of reeling from one crisis to another as it stumbled through 2012, a year highlighted by numerous mass shootings, extreme weather events, a battle between rich and everybody else and round after round of bare-knuckle politics bought and paid for by record amounts of corporate greenbacks. Thousands of people streamed into Newtown, Conn., from all over the United States after a mentally deranged Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead 20 first-graders and seven adults. They brought teddy bears and flowers. They prayed and expressed sorrow and sympa... more »

Tijuana, Mexico UFO sightings, December 25, 2012

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
* Intriguing part:* When the three lights form a perfect equilateral triangle.

Koch— Paralyzing United States Climate Policy

2old2care at Because I Can - 2 hours ago
My good friends over at VLTP.net brought this one to my attention. I bring it to you - a report that was issued at the Qatar climate summit this past month. A really good read *Faces Behind a Global Crisis US Carbon Billionaires and the UN Climate Deadlock* The purpose of this report is to explain the role of the world’s two wealthiest men—carbon billionaires, Charles and David Koch—in paralyzing United States climate policy that underpins the international impasse at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change *READ IT* *>>>HERE<<<*

Republicans Really Don't Care What Nation Thinks - Gerrymandering Is Again King: How Dark Money Helped Republicans Hold the House

In my unhumble opinion, they don't care because we the voters have not made them care. If we did . . . all this and our lives would immediately change for the better. Why Republicans Don't Care What the Nation Thinks By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog 28 December 12 re House Republicans - now summoned back to Washington by Speaker John Boehner - about to succumb to public pressure and

RTW4L - Who Does Your Legislator Represent?

2old2care at Because I Can - 2 hours ago
This post has been brewing for a couple of days. It's kind of a tale of woe and one that makes me think - I need to put my legislators office tele number on speed dial for the upcoming session (he's an ALEC wannabe). First, I heard the amazing Tony Trupiano from MI on a repeat of the Ed Show this week and he was talking about what happened in MI earlier this month. During that interview which was done while Trupiano was at the MI capitol with the protestors – Trupiano mentioned some statistics from MI that I found intriguing, noting that the statistics came from a very reputable ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Spirit Moves”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, “Spirit Moves” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmwGjLx5bOo

A Jordanian-Palestinian confederation in the works?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Aspects of a possible confederation between a Palestinian West Bank state and the Hashemite Kingdom – not Syria - were the subject of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s recent conversation with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman, debkafile’s sources reveal. Nothing was decided and the two leaders agreed to hold further discussions in the coming days. This idea has become a focal talking point in Amman, Washington and Palestinian centers. Netanyahu brought some pointed questions to the highly confidential one-on-one at the Hashemite palace: He asked the king how much responsibility wou... more »

This ACTUALLY Happened!

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
Sophia Love posted the above movie trailer on her blog post today at obiwankabuki.blogspot.com. Something like this *really did happen!* Cobra told me during the interview I did (which I will get online soon now that 12/21 is past) that the "Earth Resistance" had teleported the Rothschild gold out of their private caches in castles, chateaus and from their banks. He said they used Pleiadian teleportation technology to confiscate it all and its now in secure underground Argathan bases. It will be added to earth prosperity funds and redistributed to humanity. The tungsten-fille... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Question”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Question” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jp3b-GMHxI

Sure, $5.7B is a stiff price to pay to get out of Afganistan -- but consider the alternative

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
* **"The size of the withdrawal is mind-boggling. But with the 'fiscal cliff' approaching fast, it's worth taking a moment to realize that the costly Afghan operation is going on a credit card, along with the $1 trillion or more spent in Iraq."* *-- *Washington Post* "Fine Print" columnist Walter Pincus, in* "The high cost of disengagement" *by Ken* Just two or three weeks ago I wrote ("Walter Pincus wonders how Americans lost the will to pay for our wars") about this astonishing break with previous American practice, by which the Bush regime broke with all precedent by "paying" fo... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“In this evocative night skyscape a starry band of the Milky Way climbs over Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada Range, planet Earth. *Click image for larger size. * Jupiter is the brightest celestial beacon on the wintry scene, though. Standing nearly opposite the Sun in the constellation Taurus, the wandering planet joins yellowish Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster. Below, Orion always comes up sideways over a fence of mountains. And from there the twin stars of Gemini rise just across the Milky Way. As this peaceful winter night began, they followed Auriga the charioteer, its ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Thinking Fast And Thinking Slow”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Thinking Fast And Thinking Slow”* by Chet Raymo “Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writing in the New York Times on the evolutionary origins of religion: "To put it at its simplest, we hand on our genes as individuals but we survive as members of groups, and groups can exist only when individuals act not solely for their own advantage but for the sake of the group as a whole. Our unique advantage is that we form larger and more complex groups than any other life-form. A result is that we have two patterns of reaction in the brain, one focusing on potential danger to us as individuals, the ... more »

Haiti's General Hospital is Still Very Sick

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 3 hours ago
The General Hospital in Port-au-Prince is still broken. And so the patients remain broken. The political will is just not there to fix it.

"Useful Transformation: Make Change Work for You"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Useful Transformation: Make Change Work for You"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we experience change in our life we can control our response and reaction to the changes that are happening. Transformation is a universal constant that affects our lives from the moment we are born until we leave earthly existence behind. At the root of all growth, we find change. Occasionally, change and the circumstances leading up to it are a source of extraordinary joy, but more often than not they provoke feelings of discomfort, fear, or pain. Though many changes are unavoidable, we sho... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Glennallen, Alaska, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Economic Transition And The Supercycle"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Economic Transition And The Supercycle"* By Andrew McKillop *"WHEN IS A CYCLE A SUPERCYCLE?* The very first modern stockmarket crash of 1719-1721, of the French bourse was entirely driven by the Apple and Facebook-of-the-day. These were shares in the Mississippi Company, a company modeled on England's South Sea Company which peaked and crashed in almost exactly the same timeframe. Mississippi Co.'s first share offering IPO was in January 1719 at a unit price of 500 livres (the French currency of the time). The shares "went viral" driving prices to 10 000 livres per share by Dece... more »

Old Man Winter

Southern Man at Southern Man - 4 hours ago
Just a few snaps of The Lake, very nearly frozen over by a week of cold weather. View from The Bottoms where the dock will be, someday... There was only a little rip of unfrozen water in the center of The Lake. Looking towards the north end. That tree was a victim of the May 2011 tornado. The sun came out later and that rip widened up quite a bit.

Allied efforts . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 4 hours ago
IDLE NO MORE: Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Report: Saints and Sean Payton have reached 'agreement' on new contract*

The Bipartisan Senate Reform Counteroffer

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 5 hours ago
Eight Senators, four from each party, have now floated a Senate reform plan of their own. I blogged about this earlier today before we had seen the substance, but now that I have, here's an update of what I guess is going to be called the McCain-Levin proposal. I think we need to break it down for two sets of situations. One is for majorities of 60 and up; the other is for any simple majority which doesn't reach 60 votes. For the latter, the reform basically does nothing. Really: nothing. So as Congressional scholar Steven Smith tweeted, the "60-Vote Senate will remain alive and we... more »

Firefighter Ambush Deaths: Charge Over Guns

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with two weapons used by William Spengler when he killed two firefighters responding to a house fire in New York state. New York State Police Senior Investigator James Sewell said Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified business record. http://news.sky.com/story/1031113/firefighter-ambush-deaths-charge-over-guns

Fiscal Cliff: Obama 'Optimistic' After Talks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Barack Obama has called for "immediate action" to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff after urgent talks with Congressional leaders. He urged politicians to agree a deal, saying: "The hour for immediate action is here. It is now." He said he remained "optimistic" that an agreement could be reached to avoid millions of families being hit with big tax increases and deep spending cuts. http://news.sky.com/story/1031145/fiscal-cliff-obama-optimistic-after-talks

India: Gang-Rape Victim Dies In Hospital

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A 23-year-old Indian woman who was gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi has died in a Singapore hospital. The brutal attack in which the medical student was badly beaten and raped for almost an hour before being thrown out of the moving bus sparked protests across India. The chief executive of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, where she was flown for specialist treatment, said she had suffered severe organ failure. http://news.sky.com/story/1031134/india-gang-rape-victim-dies-in-hospital

Moving on Mali

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 6 hours ago
*Related: **Sunday Globe Special: AmeriKa Loses **Mali* * **Did they?* "Mali Islamists cut off suspected thief’s hand; The man's hand was chopped off for stealing a sheep" ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 10, 2012 BAMAKO, Mali — Officials in Mali condemned *Islamist militants* on Friday for *chopping off a man’s hand* for allegedly *stealing sheep*, the * punishment* *underscoring hardliners’ tightening control *over northern Mali.... “After the Islamists cut off the young man’s hand, they *put his arm in boiling oil*,” said a witness at the scene who spoke on condition of anonymity for fe... more »

Karl Denninger, "Both Democrats And Republicans Need To Be Imprisoned"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Both Democrats And Republicans Need To Be Imprisoned"* by Karl Denninger "The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door." - Ralph Nader "Fraud is a crime. When material amounts of money are involved it's a felony. Both major political parties, all 536 of their members who infest Washington DC, are guilty of this offense and must be imprisoned. Here's why. You have all heard by now I'm sure that there are two "must do's" before 12/31 when it comes to tax policy ... more »

Malawi Makes the West Happy

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 6 hours ago
"Malawi stops enforcing antigay laws" by Raphael Tenthani | Associated Press, November 09, 2012 BLANTYRE, Malawi — Going *against a trend* in Africa, Malawi’s government is moving to *suspend laws against homosexuality* and has ordered police not to arrest people for same-sex acts until the antigay laws are reviewed by Parliament. Human Rights Watch called the decision *courageous* and said it should inspire other countries that criminalize homosexuality.... In May, President Joyce Banda announced that she wants to repeal Malawi’s laws against homosexual acts. Traditionalists and... more »

A Minute For Malta

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 6 hours ago
*That's all the Globe gave me. * "Storms on Malta kill 2, leave path of destruction" Associated Press, September 04, 2012 VALLETTA, Malta — Unusually fierce storms swept through Malta on Monday, killing two people and dropping more rain on the Mediterranean island in two hours than its normal monthly average for September. The storms caused substantial damage across the small Mediterranean archipelago. --more--"

Mauritanian President Removed From Office

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 6 hours ago
*Temporarily.... * "Mauritanian president shot in arm" Associated Press, October 15, 2012 NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — The Mauritanian government said President ­Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was transferred to Paris for treatment and examinations Sunday after being wounded when the military fired on his vehicle outside the capital. Aziz, 55, spoke on national television Sunday from his hospital bed in Mauritania, [and] said the *shooting* was an *accident*.... * **????* --more--" * **Also see: **Mauritanian Minute* * **Aziz getting off the global war on terror train?*

Obama's gift to al-Qaida, support for tyranny, and FBI monitoring of dissent

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
The Guardian Glenn Greenwald *Numerous individual events from this week alone signify important trends in US government policy* [image: A Bahraini Shia boy takes part to a demonstration in solidarity with political prisoners in the village of Malikiya, south of Manama. Bahrain has announced a date for the trial of the thirteen Shia opposition leaders jailed for their role in last year's unrest.] A Bahraini Shia boy takes part to a demonstration in solidarity with political prisoners in the village of Malikiya, south of Manama. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images This w... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

The Economy: "Anarchy in the Holidays"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Anarchy in the Holidays"* by Jeffrey Tucker "One of the best features of the holidays is that many government offices are shut down. Peace on Earth, indeed. I’m travelling for the next few days. On the roads, the police presence is minimal to none. Somehow we all get by. The private sector is humming and happy. What is the private sector? It is an overarching order that emerges from the cumulative efforts of human actors to cooperate with each other toward the betterment of their lives. It is not only the places we shop. It is also the gatherings in our private homes, the h... more »

Why yes, it is a class war

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 7 hours ago
Ad seen on Wall Street... [via] And the greedy bastids are winning... Chris Lehmann: Today's Politico Playbook is sponsored by Fix the Debt.org, and leads with a "breaking" PR release from the group. Journalism! ... because stenography happens.

"Mistakes were made," says Egyptian President Morsi -- but at the moment his regime appears to be having its own way

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Policed used tear gas on these demonstrators in central Cairo on November 23, after President Morsi's announcement of his self-declared new special powers.* *"There have been mistakes here and there, and I bear responsibility."* *-- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, in a speech Wednesday* *"Critics have always made this point -- that the worst thing that could happen to the Brotherhood might be a rise to power, because then their weaknesses would be exposed. But this is small consolation in Cairo. The world is full of bad regimes that survive just because they hurt others more th... more »

Alan Waldman: 'Rumpole of the Bailey’ is Superior Legal Britcom

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
Waldman's film and TV treasures you may have missed: Rumpole of the Bailey, a classic British TV legal series, delighted 95% of viewers. By Alan Waldman / The Rag Blog / December 28, 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 comedies from Canada, England, Ireland and Scotland

Blogger Creates Interactive Map of Employees of Paper Which Published Names and Addresses of Pistol Permit Holders

Intercept at The Intercept - 7 hours ago
Newsbusters Tom Blumer In response to Gannett's Jounal News headquartered in White Plains, New York publishing an interactive map containing the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties (previous related posts are here and here), blogger Robert Cox at NewRochelleTalk.com(HT Instapundit) has produced an interactive map at a post entitled "Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?" It contains names, addresses, and various forms of Internet presence. Some of his narrative follows the jump: The map indicates the addresses ... more »

Nouel Alba Arrested 'for setting up fake donation website while posing as aunt of six-year-old Sandy Hook victim'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
A New York City woman has been arrested after federal authorities said she tried to scam donors by posing as a relative of one of the children killed in the Newtown massacre. Nouel Alba, 37, was arrested Thursday and charged with lying to FBI agents. Investigators said she used her Facebook account, telephone calls and text messages to seek donations for what she called a ‘funeral fund’ for six-year-old Noah Pozner. Instead, money went to a PayPal account she controlled. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253919/Noah-Pozner-site-Feds-arrest-woman-setting-fake-donation-website... more »

Jake Benton Howell Arrested: Police foil ANOTHER school mass shooting plot: Las Vegas teens who stockpiled guns and explosives arrested

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
A teenager arrested last week with an unloaded assault rifle at a Las Vegas high school has been linked by counterterrorism investigators to another local teen who federal authorities said stockpiled guns and explosives and spoke about staging a mass casualty attack. Police already were looking for 18-year-old Jake Benton Howell when he arrived at his former school on Dec. 21 with 40 rounds of ammunition and a 7.62mm SKS rifle in the back seat of his car, according to a police report released on Thursday. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253997/Las-Vegas-teens-stockpiled-gu... more »

The Big Question: Zionism Versus Judaism - By Using The Term "Zionist" You Cover Up The Greater Crimes Of ALL Jews!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
When I first discovered the true nature of the criminals out for our enslavement, I was torn between the terms "Zionist" and "Jew" in naming the criminals by name. I will freely admit that I too fell for the old trick of looking upon the criminals as "Zionists" rather than criminality of the entire tribe of Jews themselves. But we all learn from our mistakes..... I came across a most interesting article from my friend, Whitewraithe, who writes the blog: Pragmatic Witness, at www.pragmaticwitness.com, and I want to share it with everyone here. This article comes from the Veterans... more »

Censorship: Facebook deletes pages of 9/11 activists

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
Digital Journal Victoria N. Alexander Recently, Facebook has removed the pages of about 50 political activists. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth founder Richard Gage lost his page, as did several other activists. Later, the pages were reactivated. Several people associated with the alternative news website InfoWars.com also had their pages removed. InfoWars reports, In September 2011, Infowars reporter Darrin McBreen was told by Facebook staff not to voice his political opinion on the social networking website. Responding to comments McBreen had made about off-grid preppers be... more »

'Fire rainbows' spotted in the sky over Arizona

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Residents of Douglas in Arizona have been treated to a rare and stunning phenomenon - fire rainbows. Caused when ice crystals splits sunlight into different colours, they cause the sky to flicker with colour. Brandon Rios, who captured the amazing images with his father, said he was 'completely astonished' by the phenomenon. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2254125/I-didnt-think-like-exist-The-incredible-rainbows-spotted-Arizona.html

FBI's secret file on Marilyn Monroe: Document that shows agency kept track of intimate details about actress

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The agency documented an anonymous phone call to the New York Daily News warning that playwright Arthur Miller was a communist and Monroe had 'drifted into the communist orbit' after her marriage to him. The redacted document reveals that on July 11, 1956, the agency got a tip that an anonymous male caller phoned the Daily News to report that the actress's company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, was 'filled with communists' and that money from the company was being used to finance communist activities. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254054/Marilyn-Monroe-Productions-filled-co... more »

Morocco Loves Its Children

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 8 hours ago
"Abortion yacht led out of Morocco; Dutch activists for women’s rights are jeered at protest" by Paul Schemm | Associated Press, October 05, 2012 SMIR, Morocco — Moroccan *police escorted from its waters* on Thursday a small yacht carrying *women’s rights activists* claiming to be able to *perform abortions* on board, after antiabortion protesters jeered them on land. The Dutch group Women on Waves sailed the boat around the northern Moroccan harbor with banners advertising an information hotline about abortion, which is illegal in most cases in this North African country. A day e... more »

Branded Women,وصفت النساء

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 8 hours ago
 Most beautiful ink tattoo Seed Newsvine

Tamzin and Jessica Porter: Killed On A47

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Two sisters aged seven and 10 have been killed and three other people injured after a car crash in Norfolk. The children, named by police as Tamzin and Jessica Porter, were in a car along with a 38-year-old man, a 43 -year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy when it crashed on the A47 near Wisbech at 6.40pm on Thursday, according to Norfolk Police. All five occupants of the black Ford Focus were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, where the girls died from their injuries. http://news.sky.com/story/1030792/norfolk-car-crash-two-sisters-killed-on-a47

Piers Morgan tells Americans the Bible is 'flawed' (and he doesn't think much of their US constitution either)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
CNN host Piers Morgan has said he believes the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are 'inherently flawed' and that the Bible needs an amendment changing its stance on same-sex marriage. The bold statements come days after the British journalist divided America with his strict stance on gun laws following the Sandy Hook massacre, even sparking e-petitions to deport him. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253902/Now-Piers-Morgan-says-Bible-flawed.html

Praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto sparks emotion

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A modern artist has caused huge controversy after placing a statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees in the former Warsaw Ghetto. Some Jewish groups have expressed fury at the 'senseless' decision to install the provocative artwork in the area where thousands of Jews were forced to live during the rule of the Nazi regime. In total, around 300,000 Jews from the Ghetto died or were sent to their death in concentration camps. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254295/Artist-installs-statue-HITLER-Warsaw-Ghetto-300-000-Jews-died-Nazi-regime.html

No Place is Safe in Nigeria

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 8 hours ago
*Neither church nor school nor home nor base nor station.... * "19 killed in raid on Nigerian church" by Bashir Adigun and Yinka Ibukun | Associated Press, August 08, 2012 ABUJA, Nigeria — Three men entered a central Nigerian church just before Bible study began, but instead of joining the worship service they opened fire, *killing at least 19* people in an attack that shows violence is spreading in the divided nation.... *No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but* Nigeria has faced similar attacks from a *radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram*.... * **Ah, the hallma... more »

THE ONE PEOPLES PUBLIC TRUST: Announcement No.2

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
* * *Original of this document available here:* * * All official documents are also available here: www.peoplestrust1776.org *WITH DUE STANDING, AUTHORITY,* *and AUTHORIZATION, without prejudice, public policy, UCC 1-308,* the undersigned bondservants, states of body (one of the people), and *The Public Trust, through its duly bonded Trustees of record, UCC 1- 201(31) and (33), knowingly, willingly, and intentionally duly issues this OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT this December 28**th, in the year of our creator, Two Thousand and Twelve as the creator lives, the following is true and ... more »

The Sandy Hook School Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
Global Research Prof. James F. Tracy *Inconsistencies and anomalies abound when one turns an analytical eye to news of the Newtown school massacre.* [image: school]*“[My staff] and I hope the people of Newtown don’t have it crash on their head later.”* –Connecticut Medical Examiner D. Wayne Carver II, MD, December 15, 2012 Inconsistencies and anomalies abound when one turns an analytical eye to news of the Newtown school massacre. The public’s general acceptance of the event’s validity and faith in its resolution suggests a deepened credulousness borne from a world where almost al... more »

One Day Wonder: Cholera Crisis in Africa

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 8 hours ago
*Hey, it's just black people dying, right? * "Cholera epidemic sweeps West Africa; Hundreds dead in cities’ slums due to bad water" by Adam Nossiter | New York Times, August 23, 2012 DAKAR, Senegal — A *fierce cholera epidemic* is *spreading* through the coastal slums of West Africa, *killing hundreds* and sickening many more in one of the *worst regional outbreaks in years*, health specialists said. * **I'm wondering which globalist agency released it. * Cholera, *transmitted through contact with contaminated feces*, was *made worse* this year by an *exceptionally rainy season* th... more »

Sandra Rambler 'Apache Elders mourn loss of spiritual leader Ola Cassadore Davis'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
    Apache Elders mourn loss of Spiritual Leader Ola Cassadore Davis By Sandra Rambler Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com                 SAN CARLOS, Ariz. – Apache tribal elders in southeastern Arizona expressed the loss of a well known Apache spiritual leader, Ola Cassadore Davis, who entered the spirit world on Nov. 25 when she was 89 years old.

Friday Afternoon Linkage: Threat Edition

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Last week I attended our annual neighborhood holiday party and caught up on all the news about the neighbors’ kids. One recently graduated with an advanced degree in computer science and is now an “ethical hacker” working in “the U.S. intelligence community.” What exactly is an “ethical hacker”? Another spent the last two years in Continue reading

Dark study discovers people swerve when they see turtles on road... in order to deliberately run them over

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Clemson University student Nathan Weaver just wanted to put together a project to help figure out the best way to assist turtles in crossing the road. But he also ended up with a peek into the dark souls of some human beings. Weaver put realistic-looking rubber turtles, no bigger than a saucer, in the middle of a lane on a busy road near campus. Then he got out of the way and watched as over the next hour, seven drivers intentionally ran over the turtle, and several more appeared to try to hit the defenseless animal, but missed. "It was a bit surprising. I've heard of people and f... more »

what i'm reading, children's books edition: # 2

laura k at wmtc - 9 hours ago
How this series works: I write about one or two older books, offer an my opinion on whether the book will be relevant and accessible to children today, and suggest a more contemporary equivalent. I also recommend two additional children's books. * * * * *Still Classic?* *My Side of the Mountain* by Jean Craighead George, 1959 *Hatchet* by Gary Paulsen, 1987, first of series of five books Sam Gribley, the teenage hero of *My Side of the Mountain*, runs away from his crowded New York City home, determined to live off the land. He brings only a few basic tools and a little money, and... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*Carrollton Station owner says "goodbye" with two free shows*

Is North Korea on the brink of its third nuclear test? New satellite image shows secretive state is step closer to launching US missile

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
North Korea has repaired flood damage at its nuclear test facility and could conduct a quick atomic explosion if it chose - and could trigger a detonation in as little as two weeks. But water streaming out of a test tunnel may cause problems at the site, analysis of recent satellite photos has found. Leaders in Washington and around the world are braced for the possibility that if punished for a successful long-range rocket launch on December 12, that the UN considers a cover for a banned ballistic missile test, North Korea's next step might be its third nuclear test. http://www.... more »

Is it too late for the USA?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*probably.* Math is a strict disciplinarian. No matter how many times you claim 2 + 2 = 5, math is going to smack you upside the head and tell you otherwise. All this non-stop talk about the "fiscal cliff", which for anyone who has been doing the math, surely knows it's nothing more than Kabuki theater to keep the little people of this country occupied and entertained. I refuse to play that game. Let the enemies of this country do what they will. I have no way to stop them, and my energies will be better spent protecting my family as best I can. And then we have Hobby Lobby, ... more »

Doctors' kitchen knives ban call

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 hours ago
BBC [image: Knife]Doctors say knives are too pointed*A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.* A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly av... more »

'Britain would be better off leaving Europe': Thatcher rival Jacques 'Up Yours Delors' makes massive euro u-turn (and it's only 22-years too late)

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
One of the key architects of the European single market today admitted Britain would be better off leaving the European Union. Mr Delors's radical U-turn comes 22 years after he infuriated Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and other Eurosceptics by trying to force European federalism on the UK. In November 1990 the economist became the subject of a famous headline in the Sun newspaper which read: 'Up Your Delors!' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254299/Britain-better-leaving-Europe--Thatcher-rival-Jacques-Up-Yours-Delors-makes-massive-euro-u-turn-22-years-late.html

Satire: "Al Qaeda Disbands; Says Job of Destroying U.S. Economy Now in Congress’ Hands"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Al Qaeda Disbands; * *Says Job of Destroying U.S. Economy Now in Congress’ Hands"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "The international terror group known as Al Qaeda announced its dissolution today, saying that “our mission of destroying the American economy is now in the capable hands of the U.S. Congress.” In an official statement published on the group’s website, the current leader of Al Qaeda said that Congress’s conduct during the so-called “fiscal-cliff” showdown convinced the terrorists that they had been outdone. “We’ve been working overtime trying to... more »

ProPublica's Update on XRay Scanners at Airports

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
The Inactivation of the Body Scanners by Michael Grabell ProPublica, Dec. 28, 2012,http://www.propublica.org/article/the-inactivation-of-the-body-scanners[Excerpted] The use of radiation by security agencies, especially at airport checkpoints, was the subject of a ProPublica series in late 2011 and early 2012. VIDEO: The Science Behind Airport Body Scanners The investigation found that the Transportation Security Administration had glossed over the small cancer risk posed by even low doses of radiation. The stories also showed that the United States was almost alone in the wor... more »

Second Indian gang rape victim 'committed suicide' after police took two weeks to take any action

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A rape victim in India is believed to have committed suicide after police took 14 days to register her case and a further 30 days to make an arrest. It is believed the teenage girl was kidnapped from Baras village in the Patiala district of Punjab during Diwali on November 13, by two men. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253910/Teenage-Indian-rape-victim-committed-suicide-police-took-weeks-action.html

YouTube cancels billions of video views after finding they had been 'faked' - but were hackers working for the music industry?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
This graph tracks the loss in views suffered by Sony BMG: The label behind such stars as Alicia Keys, Rita Ora and Labrinth lost more than 850million views in a single day The world's biggest recording companies have been stripped of two billion YouTube hits after the website cracked down on alleged 'fake viewers'. Universal, home of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, lost a total of one billion views in the video site’s biggest ever crackdown on artificially inflated figures. Sony was second hardest hit, with the label behind such stars as Alicia Keys, Rita Ora and Labrinth ... more »

Deal reached to avert U.S. port strike for now

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
A union representing dockworkers on the U.S. East Coast and an alliance of shippers have reached a labor agreement that will avert a strike that threatened to wreak havoc on the United States' economy. The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), which represents 14,500 workers at 15 container ports in the eastern United States, and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) of shippers, terminal operators and port authorities, have agreed to extend their current contract by 30 days to finalize details, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said in a statement on Friday. htt... more »

Wall Street heads for longest losing streak in three months

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Stocks fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a fifth straight decline, as President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders were set to make a last-ditch attempt to steer the country away from severe fiscal austerity next year. Obama and lawmakers from both political parties will meet at the White House on Friday afternoon for talks in an effort to agree on a solution before a New Year's deadline to keep large tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect. Economists say that combination of automatic higher taxes and lower government spending - known as the "fiscal cl... more »

Monti says will lead centrists in Italian vote

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Friday he would lead a coalition of centrist parties who support his European and reform-minded agenda in the parliamentary election in two months' time. The announcement clarifies Monti's involvement in the vote, after he said on Sunday that he may be willing to seek a second term if a credible political force backed his reform agenda. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE8BR0GK20121228

Globe Xmas Gift: AmeriKa to Occupy Africa

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 9 hours ago
*It's about mineral and resource control.* "Army teams to train Africans as terror threat grows" by Lolita C. Baldor | Associated Press, December 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — A US Army brigade will begin sending *small teams* into as many as *35 African nations* early next year, part of an *intensifying Pentagon effort* to train countries to battle extremists and give the United States a *ready and trained force to dispatch* to Africa if crises requiring the US military emerge.... The *sharper focus* on Africa by the United States comes against a *backdrop of widespread insurgent violen... more »

Globe Xmas Gift: Senegalese Celebration

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 9 hours ago
*I know I'm handing it out a little late, but.... * "Dakar mosque lit up for Christmas in Senegal" Associated Press, December 25, 2012 DAKAR, Senegal — It looks a lot like Christmas in Senegal these days, despite the fact that 95 percent of the 12.8 million residents are Muslim. Even the Grande Mosquee, which dominates the city’s skyline, is aglow in holiday lights. ‘‘When they go to school, the children learn about Santa,’’ says resident Ibrahim Lo, wearing a flowing olive green robe known as a boubou. ‘‘We are born into the Senegalese tradition of cohabitation between Muslims and... more »

Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson Back In UK following her Abduction 3 years ago

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Six-year-old Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson has arrived back in the UK three years after being abducted by her father. Atiya vanished in November 2009 after going to stay with her father, Razwan Ali Anjum. The former insurance salesman said he was taking the girl to Southport. Instead he took her to Lahore, Pakistan, and told Atiya's mother - Gemma Wilkinson - that she was "never going to see Atiya again", courts have heard. http://news.sky.com/story/1031094/abducted-atiya-anjum-wilkinson-back-in-uk

SANDY HOOK AND SUBLIMINALS

Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*Cartoon image, which appeared before 9 11, and which was apparently preparing us to accept the 9 11 propaganda.* The CIA uses subliminals, and terror, to brainwash us. *This image appeared in the film The dark Knight Rises.* The words 'Sandy Hook' appear in the film *The Dark Knight Rises*, which is connected to a shooting rampage. In the film, Commissioner James Gordon points to a map showing a targeted area identified as Sandy Hook, also known as Strike Zone 1. On July 20, 2012, a gunman killed 12 people at a screening of *The Dark Knight Rises* in *Aurora*, Colorado. “Foll... more »

Chicago reaches 500 homicides with fatal shooting

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 10 hours ago
Mass killings like the horrific one in Newtown, CT get the most media attention, naturally. But day after day in our largest cities one or more people is murdered. Across the United States, every year, thousands of Americans are murdered. In 2008, 16,799 were victims of intentional homicide. In 2010, 18,972. In 2011, 18,519. About 2 out of 3 were killed with guns. The total murder rate in the U.S. has been on the decline for most of the last 21 years. Our homicide rate peaked at 9.8 per 100,000 residents in 1991. It fell steadily to 4.8 per 100,000 in 2010. By comparison, the ... more »

Argentina: Cattle Mutilations Return to Santiago del Estero

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Argentina: Cattle Mutilations Return to Santiago del Estero* *By Andrea Pérez Simondini, Vision OVNI* *PLACE: Estancia El Retiro, 14 Km. NE of Frías, Choya, Santiago del Estero (Argentina) DATE DISCOVERED: 22 December 2012 (Saturday) NUMBER OF ANIMALS: Five (5) sheep OWNER: Raul Alberto Aguilero* *Case Details*: Strange deaths were a reason for surprise and uncertainty for a family of small livestock producers in Estancia El Retiro, located some 14 kilometers to the northeast of Frías. *Published on 12/27/12 (El Liberal newspaper)* The bones were found last Satu... more »

David Cameron 'risks leading Britain out of EU by accident'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
David Cameron has been warned that he risks leading Britain out of the European Union by accident because he has misread the willingness of fellow EU leaders to concede to his demands for a looser European union. Lord Kerr of Kinlochard – who was at the heart of Britain's team during the Maastricht treaty negotiations in 1991 – fears the UK is facing "bust-up time" with the other 26 EU countries. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/28/david-cameron-britain-eu-accident

Climate Tricks 18: Severe Tropical and Winter Storms as Proof of AGW

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
Two days ago, I posted this blog article from NTZ in my fb wall, and I noted that while there are storms in the Philippines and other parts of the tropics, there was white Christmas in many parts of the US and Euurope, and now a deep chill in continental Asia, down to -57 C in Siberia. These are indeed "proof of intensifying man-made global warming." http://notrickszone.com/2012/12/26/record-cold-grips-vast-area-of-asia-china-sees-temperatures-drop-to-37c/ Then there are more related news reports and stories. Terrible case of global warming slammed India too. Delhi's tempera... more »

Irritable Bipartisan Syndrome

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
Whoever keeps saying that Congress is gridlocked is wrong, wrong, wrong. Of course, they become chronically constipated whenever they need to pass legislation that benefits regular people. But when it comes time to reward the defense contractors and the corporate sugar daddies, the diarrhea part of political Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) always kicks in. The money and the bullshit both flow freely. Just today, for example, the Senate overwhelmingly approved continued warrantless wiretapping/internet spying on the inhabitants of the global battlefield of make-believe terror. In othe... more »

Helen Chamberlain has a wardrobe issue - A rule 5 Friday post - NSFW

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Soccer AM's Helen Chamberlain should have worn a bra and/or a less see-through top. Unless she wanted to appear like this... She has form, she even appeared in Penthouse!

The Idiocracy Files, Part 4: Special Arkansas Edition

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*"A child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly."* *-- former Arkansas State Rep. Charlie Fuqua (see below)* [*As Noah explained at the outset of this series, he's a big fan of Mike Judge's 2006 film Idiocracy, which purports to project our society 500 years into the future. As he has also explained in Part 2 and Part 3, 2012 has looked awfully like it.* -- Ed.] *by Noah* After... more »

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 28th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.6 Date-Time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 17:32:17 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 01:32:17 AM at epicenter Location 0.246°S, 122.951°E Depth 102.1 km (63.4 miles) Region SULAWESI, INDONESIA Distances 75 km (46 miles) SSW of Bilungala, Indonesia

Jon Swift Memorial Roundup 2012

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 11 hours ago
(The Best Posts of the Year, Chosen by the Bloggers Themselves) (A 2007 Jon Swift picture.) Welcome to a tradition started by the late Jon Swift/Al Weisel. He left behind some excellent satire, but was also a nice guy and a strong supporter of small blogs. As Lance Mannion put it in 2010: Our late and much missed comrade in blogging, journalist and writer Al Weisel, revered and admired

That's How You Know He Loves You

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
*Today is the last day to enter the apron giveaway! * Six years ago today, I married my husband. There was snow on the ground. Just what I wanted. It was beautiful. Today I have been reflecting on the six years we have been married. They have been hard at times and just generally wonderful. The best way to describe my husband is a closed book. He doesn't tell very many people his true feelings and usually lets other people do the talking in any given situation. Even when he does talk, he hardly gives information about himself. The other day at his parents house, his mom offe... more »

Feliz año nuevo te desea Santa Claus

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Santa Claus jugando con dos bebes

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Arbol de navidad con luces de colores

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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4.7 Magnitude Earthquake EL SALVADOR - 28th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 16:23:49 UTC Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23:49 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 13.782°N, 88.904°W Depth 181.1 km (112.5 miles) Region EL SALVADOR Distances 1 km (0 miles) ESE of San Martin, El Salvador

Brian Schatz

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 11 hours ago
The most important thing about the transition from Daniel Inouye to Brian Schatz is that it matches the general transition from the 112th to 113th Senates: the outgoing Democrats had hardly any liberal energy remaining, while the incoming Democrats appear to have quite a bit. There is one exception, finally, with John Kerry leaving, but other than that, the outgoing Democrats either had little apparent initiative remaining of any kind (Kohl, Bingaman) or the bulk of their energy was spent on conservative or centrist priorities (Holy Joe, Conrad). So much for substantive analysis; wh... more »

2013 de colores lindos

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Planning to be Shocked

Patrick Porter at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
One of the most repeated, and most dubious, axioms about strategy is the notion that being proactive is wiser than being reactive, and that reactivity is something we should be allergic to. In the words of Briain’s foreign secretary William Hague, ‘the nation that is purely reactive in foreign policy is in decline.’ Likewise, written Continue reading

"Facebook Bans Gandhi Quote As Part of Revisionist History Purge"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Facebook Bans Gandhi Quote As Part of Revisionist History Purge"* by Mike Adams, Natural News "The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads: “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446. This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook’s censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a “final warning” that... more »

Libros y regalos de navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 11 hours ago
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Arreglo de flores de colores con una mariposa

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Chistosa rana te desea feli año nuevo

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Regalos de fin de año

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Galletitas con diferentes formas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 28th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 16:11:22 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 02:11:22 AM at epicenter Location 38.134°N, 143.966°E Depth 17.2 km (10.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 270 km (168 miles) E (92°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

Pro-Gun Group Offers Teachers Weapons Training

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Gun-rights advocates in Utah have trained 200 teachers how to handle concealed weapons in the latest effort to confront school assailants. The course follows the murder of 20 children and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. English teacher Kevin Leatherbarrow, who holds a licence to carry a concealed weapon, says he does not see anything wrong with arming teachers in the aftermath of the school shooting. "We're sitting ducks," said Mr Leatherbarrow, who works at a Utah charter school. "You don't have a chance in hell. You're dead - no ifs, ands or bu... more »

Avian flu virus learns to fly without wings

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Potentially fatal bird flu viruses can spread on the wind, a hitherto suspected but unproven route of transmission. Usually, people catch bird flu through close physical contact with each other or, much more commonly, with infected poultry. The newly identified capacity for wind to spread it opens up a potential route by which the viruses can spread between farms. The finding came about after Dutch researchers studied an outbreak of the avian flu strain H7N7 in poultry on Dutch farms in 2003, which resulted in 89 confirmed human infections including one death. http://www.newscienti... more »

Deliciosos pastelillos de sabores

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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NDAA Bill Passes Senate Stripped of Prohibition of Indefinite Military Detention of US Citizens on US Soil

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Senate Passes NDAA Indefinite Detention Bill By Matt Sledge, Reader Supported News 26 December 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/15237-senate-passes-ndaa-indefinite-detention-bill[Excerpted] The Senate passed a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that was stripped of a prohibition of the indefinite military detention of US citizens on American soil by an 81-14 vote on Friday, but only after a furious dissent on the chamber's floor by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who called it an "abomination." The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 will now hea... more »

Syria: Resuscitating the Geneva Plan?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
Article from* Time. * Highlighting the relevant bits, let's dissect and pose questions. Because, that is what I like to do. * **Russia and the U.N called Thursday for the resuscitation of a peace initiative for Syria** *that never got off the ground when it was proposed months ago because both parties to the conflict rejected it. *The plan, unveiled by world powers at an international conference in Geneva in June*, called for an open-ended cease-fire, a transitional government to run the country until elections, and the drafting of a new constitution. The plan was a non-starter fo... more »

Listones, globos, flores 2013

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 12 hours ago
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Business 360 2: Free market means free individuals

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
* This is the paper that I submitted to Business 360 for its second issue, published early this month in Kathmandu, Nepal. The publisher, Ms. Charu Chadha, is a good friend of mine. -------- *Free market means free individuals* Nothing in the world would attract people’s passion and attention more than individual freedom. The freedom to explore their surroundings, communities and countries; the freedom to read and express their ideas and observations. The freedom to raise a family and interact peacefully with friends and strangers. The freedom to pursue an artistic or sports or en... more »

Has it Really Come to This?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
(Expand for full-size version) Jesus fucking tap dancing Christ in a chorus line of cancan hamsters, has it come to this? Auditions for wavers? Seriously? Those poor saps you see freezing their asses off on the street in the dead of winter as they wave like idiots to motorists in Statue of Liberty and gorilla costumes while making minimum wage? Those guys had to actually pass auditions and undergo drug screenings?! Do I have what it takes, folks? I mean, I may be a bit rusty. I haven't waved since Election Night when I bid a not-so-fond adieu to Mitt and Ann Romney and ma... more »

Controversial H5N1 influenza work likely to resume

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Some scientists may resume controversial experiments on the potentially deadly avian influenza virus H5N1, following a high-level meeting this week. The suggestion comes in the wake of a global debate about the risks and benefits of such research and a voluntary moratorium on the experiments lasting nearly a year. International flu experts, research funders and public-health officials met on Monday and Tuesday this week at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland to discuss the future of the work — so-called gain-of-function experiments that change the propertie... more »

New H5N1 Outbreak Reported in Central Nepal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
NEPAL - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), probably of the H5N1 subtype, has broken out in farmed broilers in the region of Bagmati. The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No.2 dated 24 December to the World Organisation for Animal Health The report describes one new outbreak of HPAI at a commercial farm with 42-day-old broiler chickens reared in a closed farm premises in the region of Bagmati in central Nepal, starting on 13 December. Of the 3,000-bird flock, all but 150 broilers died and they were subsequently destroyed. http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/2... more »

Antidepressants to Treat Grief: Soma for the Soul is a Lie

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Antidepressants to treat grief? Psychiatry panelists with ties to drug industry say yes By Peter Whoriskey, Published: December 26 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/antidepressants-to-treat-grief-psychiatry-panelists-with-ties-to-drug-industry-say-yes/2012/12/26/ca09cde6-3d60-11e2-ae43-cf491b837f7b_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines [Excerpted] In what some prominent critics have called a bonanza for the drug companies, the American Psychiatric Association this month voted to drop the old warning against diagnosing depression in the bereaved, opening the way for more of th... more »

Bangladesh Slaughters 150,000 Birds After Worst H5N1 Virus Outbreak in 5 Years Detected

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
At least 150,000 chickens and 300,000 eggs have been destroyed at a giant poultry farm near Dhaka in Bangladesh after the major outbreak of avian flu was detected last week, officials said Wednesday. This season's bird flu outbreak was the worst in five years. Officials at Bay Agro at Gazipur detected the deadly H5N1 flu strain 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Dhaka on Monday after dozens of birds died, which had prompted the poultry company to send samples to a laboratory for testing. http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/13638/20121226/bangladesh-slaughters-150-000-birds-worst-h5n1... more »

Red tide kills thousands of mullet along beaches in Sarasota, Charlotte counties

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A beachgoer walks past piles of dead mullet near Blind Pass Beach on Manasota Key on Thursday. Sarasota County officials are reporting increased levels of red tide. Staff photo by Mike Lang The smell of dead fish and irritating red-tide polluted air greeted beachgoers who wanted to relax at three public beaches this week. Officials reported thousands of dead fish — mostly large mullet — piled up along the shore at Blind Pass and Manasota beaches in Sarasota County as well as Englewood Beach in Charlotte County. The poisoned fish were being cleaned up Thursday as health officials w... more »

600 measles cases reported in Karachi

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Between 500 and 600 cases of measles were reported from different areas of Karachi over the last few weeks and the number of children affected from the potentially deadly, airborne viral disease was on the rise, but provincial health authorities either remained oblivious to the alarming situation or were hiding the facts, medical experts stated on Thursday. “I have seen four cases of measles myself. One was admitted to the Abbasi Shaheed hospital, one at Ziauddin Hospital and two children were brought to my clinic who had measles,” Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) President Prof... more »

A disfrutar del 2013

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 13 hours ago
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Australia Shark attack: man loses finger and knuckle

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A paddle boarder had part of his hand bitten off as he attempted to fight off a shark on the NSW north coast. The 29-year-old man also suffered a deep gash to his thigh when he was attacked by what is believed to be a bull shark at Diamond Head, about 50 kilometres south of Port Macquarie, at 10.45am on Friday. A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics arrived to find a 29-year-old man, who is believed to be from the Central Coast, with shark bites to his hand and thigh. http://www.bunburymail.com.au/story/1207919/shark-attack-man-loses-finger-and-knuckle/?cs=12

Pearson: Is Nook Investment Wise Dot Com?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 13 hours ago
It’s great that publishers occasionally back technology start ups and invest hard cash. It’s often easier for them easier to ‘sit on the fence’ and wait to see who wins, but by backing technology with cash and commitment it could be said that they are supporting, shaping and developing their future and not merely waiting for someone to do it for them. We have seen recent publisher investments in self publishing, an area previously shunned and derided by the same people. Self publishing is hardly new, but clearly is potentially very different in a digital environment and offers bot... more »

Scholar/Policy Gap – Filling Up The Glass

Michael C. Horowitz at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
I have read with great interest over the last few days posts by Jeffrey Stacey and now Sean Kay on the gap between scholarship and policy. I agree with much of what they said – seriously – and I want to raise a more positive spin on some of these issues. I the gap between Continue reading

Angela Davis: Escalade Project would desecrate sacred place

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Proposed Escalade Project on Navajoland at the Grand Canyon would desecrate and exploit this sacred area By Angela Marie Davis, Dine' Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com December 27, 2012 Ya’at’eeh, Honorable Speaker Naize and the 22nd Navajo Nation Council, I am writing to voice my opposition to the development at the Confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers at

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH INDIAN OCEAN - 28th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 15:04:40 UTC Friday, December 28, 2012 at 09:04:40 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.694°N, 89.550°E Depth 14.1 km (8.8 miles) Region NORTH INDIAN OCEAN Distances 764 km (474 miles) W of Sinabang, Indonesia

Winter snow storm hits New England as '16 die' in US

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Sixteen people have been reported killed by a severe snow storm moving through the north-eastern US after disrupting Christmas in the Midwest. States in New England are seeing heavy snowfall, with over a foot (30cm) already fallen in parts of Massachusetts, weather officials said. Flights were grounded and road collisions reported as the storm moved across the middle of the US. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20852774

Elsewhere

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 13 hours ago
Several items from the week...this isn't all, but again head over to Plum Line for the complete set, including plenty of links posts. Yesterday at PP, I had one I liked about the NRA and the GOP. It's party networks stuff, so those of you bored by my interest in that might want to skip it. Earlier, I beat up on Dick Armey and FreedomWorks, which was good fun, and I bashed Tea Partiers for their incoherent position on the fiscal cliff. At Plum Line, I took a shot at the GOP for insisting that Democrats take the blame for specific cuts, but I was far more annoyed at the Starbucks guy... more »

New Jersey police officers shot

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Three police officers in New Jersey were shot early on Friday, and one is in surgery for his wounds, a hospital official said. The three officers, two men and a woman, were brought to Cooper University Hospital shortly after 6 a.m. EST (1100 GMT), hospital spokeswoman Lori Shaffer said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-usa-shooting-newjersey-idUSBRE8BR09W20121228

New York police seek suspect in death of man pushed in front of subway

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Police in New York City on Friday released surveillance video of the woman suspected of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train, the second such crime in the city this month. The video shows the woman running from the elevated platform on Thursday night. Witnesses told police she had been following the man closely and mumbling to herself. She got up from a nearby bench and shoved him as the train pulled in. It did not appear the man noticed her, police said. They said the condition of the man's body was making it difficult to identify him. The woman was described as... more »

China tightens internet controls

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
China has tightened its control of the internet, enshrining in law a requirement for internet companies and telecom operators to confirm the identity of their users to make it easier for the authorities to trace the source of “illegal” online information or behaviour. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7ab3e9d4-50d4-11e2-b287-00144feab49a.html

Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Americans blame Republicans in Congress more than congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama for the current "fiscal cliff" crisis, as the deadline approaches for action to avert big tax increases and spending cuts, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. When asked who they believed to be more responsible for the "fiscal cliff" situation, 27 percent blamed Republicans in Congress, 16 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent pointed to Democrats in Congress. The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/27/us-usa-fiscal-pol... more »

Iraqi Sunnis stage big anti-government rallies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Tens of thousands of protesters from Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority poured onto the streets after Friday prayers in a show of force against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, keeping up a week-old blockade of a highway. Around 60,000 people blocked the main road through the city of Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of the capital, setting fire to the Iranian flag and shouting "out, out Iran! Baghdad stays free" and "Maliki you coward, don't take your advice from Iran". http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-iraq-protests-idUSBRE8BR08O20121228

Putin signs ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian children

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday that bans Americans from adopting Russian children and imposes other sanctions in retaliation for a new U.S. human rights law that he says is poisoning relations. The law, which has ignited outrage among Russian liberals and child rights' advocates, takes effect on January 1. Washington has called the law misguided and said it ties the fate of children to "unrelated political considerations." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-russia-usa-adoptions-putin-idUSBRE8BQ06K20121228

Spain does not need European help for now says PM

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday that Spain did not need to tap for now the European Central Bank's bond-buying program for troubled euro zone governments but did not rule out asking for aid in the future. Rajoy has faced pressure from Spain's international partners -- including the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) -- to seek a European Union bailout. He has resisted so far, helped by an easing of the euro zone debt crisis. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-spain-rajoy-idUSBRE8BR09520121228

Syria opposition leader rejects Moscow invitation

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Syria's opposition leader has rejected an invitation from Russia for peace talks, dealing another blow to international hopes that diplomacy can be resurrected to end a 21-month civil war. Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's main international protector, said on Friday it had sent an invitation for a visit to Moaz Alkhatib, whose six-week-old National Coalition opposition group has been recognized by most Western and Arab states as the legitimate voice of the Syrian people. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121228

Inside the West's economic war with Iran

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
In his first week as U.S. president, Barack Obama told Iran's leaders he would extend a hand if they would "unclench their fist" and persuade the West they weren't trying to build a nuclear bomb. So far, they have not. In response, the United States and the European Union this year took a step they had long resisted, imposing trade sanctions to choke off Iran's lifeblood: oil revenue. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-iran-sanctions-idUSBRE8BR04620121228

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND - 28th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 14:27:10 UTC Friday, December 28, 2012 at 07:27:10 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 35.380°S, 103.594°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND Distances 1067 km (663 miles) SSE of Easter Island, Chile

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake COQUIMBO, CHILE - 28th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 13:50:34 UTC Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:50:34 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 29.560°S, 71.290°W Depth 40.3 km (25.0 miles) Region COQUIMBO, CHILE Distances 38 km (23 miles) N of La Serena, Chile

How The Jews Mock Jesus Christ

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 14 hours ago
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5.5 Magnitude Earthquake KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION - 28th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
Magnitude 5.5 Date-Time Friday, December 28, 2012 at 13:42:34 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 01:42:34 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 55.652°N, 164.794°E Depth 29.8 km (18.5 miles) Region KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION Distances 91 km (56 miles) NW of Nikol'skoye, Russia
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