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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

29 December - Blogs I`m Following

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Income Distribution Under Conservatives and Labour

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 5 seconds ago
Here's a very interesting graph: This shows the distribution of income under the 1979-97 Conservative government, and the 1997-2010 Labour government. Something tells me the present bunch will be edging toward the former rather than the latter. I guess this is what the Liberal Democrats mean when they talk about 'building a fairer Britain'. Graph source is page 30 of this Joseph Rowntree/Institute for Fiscal Studies report here. (H/T @BenCooper86)

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Delivers Weekly GOP Address ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 2 minutes ago
*“Inaction shouldn’t be an option."* “Hi, I’m Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri. As we bring 2012 to a close, leaders in Washington have an opportunity to kick off the New Year by working together to solve some of the big challenges facing our country today. “At a time when our federal debt’s topped a record $16 trillion, it’s been more than three years since the Democrat leaders in the Senate have passed a federal budget, and the Senate Majority Leader has refused to bring any appropriations bills to the floor this entire year. There’s an old saying that when you fail to plan, you... more »

What noise wakes you up at the North Pole around March 18?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 minutes ago
* The crack of dawn! *

Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 23 minutes ago
Brandon Smith, *Contributor* *All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party* - Mao Tse Tung *After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military* - William Burroughs Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us with diplomacies and niceties, so ... more »

Abu Qatada may be re-homed AGAIN at taxpayers' expense after details of his latest address are leaked on internet

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 23 minutes ago
Hate preacher Abu Qatada could be rehomed at the expense of tax-payers after details of his latest address was leaked online. The 52-year-old's current £450,000 home in North London was publicised on a Facebook page and discussed on Twitter. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254515/Hate-preacher-Abu-Qatada-homed-AGAIN-taxpayers-expense-details-latest-address-leaked-internet.html

French 75% income tax struck down by constitutional council

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 23 minutes ago
France's constitutional council has struck down a top income tax rate of 75% introduced by Socialist President Francois Hollande. Raising taxes for those earning more than 1m euros (£817,400) has been a flagship policy for Mr Hollande. The policy angered France's business community and prompted some wealthy citizens to say they would emigrate. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20864114

Ron Paul: Republicans And Democrats Are a Bunch of Drug Addicts Looking for Their Next Fix

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 30 minutes ago
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Understanding Indefinite Detention in the 2013 NDAA - Part 2

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 37 minutes ago
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Slavery By Consent: Understanding The Human Farm

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 43 minutes ago
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Berlusconi accuses Monti of plot with Italy's centre left

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 44 minutes ago
Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday condemned outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti's plan to lead a centrist alliance in Italy's election in February, accusing him of a plot to favor the left, but centrist leaders denied any secret accord. Monti, who replaced Berlusconi as prime minister last year as Italy scrambled to avert a financial crisis, said on Friday he wanted to unite a broad coalition of factions around a reform agenda aimed at easing the country's economic woes. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/29/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE8BS09L20121229

More from economist Bill Black on the "fiscal cliff," austerity, the "Grand Bargain" (more correctly termed the "Grand Betrayal") ...and Obama's role in inventing the cliff as an excuse to inflict on the American people austerity (which would result in more and deeper recessions and give rise to higher unemployment and national debt) and the Grand Betrayal (which would cut social programs and safety nets just when Americans would need them the most).

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
------------------------------ * the**REALnews Permalink* December 28, 2012 *Fiscal Cliff: Going Nuclear and the Grand Betrayal* Bill Black: GOP threatens to use debt ceiling as leverage, creates conditions for more austerity measures by Obama More at The Real News *Bio * William K. Black, author of THE BEST WAY TO ROB A BANK IS TO OWN ONE, teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). He was the Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention from 2005-2007. He ... more »

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 5.5 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 14:59:37 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:59:37 PM at epicenter Location 38.762°N, 142.141°E Depth 40.4 km (25.1 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 123 km (77 miles) ENE (62°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

Council on Foreign Relations Plan for Global Governance in 2013

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
Council of Councils Members Nicholas West It is incredible that mention of a one-world government in many circles is still considered to be conspiracy talk. Fortunately, the global political awakening that arch-globalist, Zbigniew Brzezinski has referred to as a significant challenge to those in power is forcing ever-increasing justifications for their use of globalist language. One would hope that a relatively new Council on Foreign Relations initiative that is expanding can lay to rest any debate about the desire to form a global government in the name of supposedly solving glob... more »

Russia Plane Crash: Four People Killed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Four people have died after a passenger plane overshot an airport runway as it landed in Russia. The crash took place during high winds and a snowstorm in Moscow, but the cause of the accident was not clear. After a hard landing, the Red Wing Airlines aircraft burst through a perimeter fence onto a motorway next to the city's Vnukovo airport. http://news.sky.com/story/1031274/russia-plane-crash-four-people-killed

10 Predictions for 2013

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 hour ago
*Activist Post* This past year, 2012, was an eventful year. We had another Olympics, a U.S. presidential election, the warmest year on record, and lived through the Mayan apocalypse. However, many things did not occur that many of the trend seers predicted, especially dramatic events that made the boldest predictions. As we enter 2013, time itself seems to be speeding up or condensing to make the potential for dramatic events more likely. Tipping points appear to have been breached on many fronts, and what waits on the other side is difficult to know. But let’s break out the c... more »


David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
* rsn** (Reader Supported News) Subscribe to free newsletter* President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina 10/19/08. (photo: Jim Young/Reuters) Obama Should Listen to Obama By William K. Black, Reader Supported News 27 December 12 n Friday, December 21, 2012, President Obama announced: ** *"As of today I am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done," Obama said, specifically urging lawmakers to craft a deal that would protect middle-class Americans fro... more »

NV Bill - To Pay ALEC Memberships

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 hour ago
From Nevada– hidden at the end of an article on lobbyists – how fitting. the Legislative Commission last week *approved a budget* of $56.6 million for the coming two fiscal years. *That’s 0.4 percent lower than the current biennium and 4.9 percent below the 2009-11 spending.* GOOD they are lowering costs. Combs said the commission followed the direction of Gov. Brian Sandoval to present a flat budget for the next biennium. *The proposed budget does not include restoration of the cut in pay and benefits for legislative workers.* BAD – they couldn’t find money for workers in their sta... more »

How Not To Buy An Airplane

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 2 hours ago
David Olive writes that the F-35 fiasco is a case study in how to bungle a military purchase: If anything’s to be gained from the monumental botch that is the costliest and most multi-functional military aircraft project ever attempted, the Joint Strike Fighter program from which the F-35 is derived should be taught at the Royal Military College and its peers worldwide. It is an epic case history of supplier over-reach on the part of defence contractors, and deficient decision-making by public policy makers. From the beginning, the F-35 was too much airplane -- and it promised t... more »

'Stellar Wind' Whistleblower Reveals More About NSA Domestic Spying

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 2 hours ago
image source *Activist Post* Former top NSA mathematician and code breaker, William Binney, has gone on record to publicly reveal the scope of a top-secret surveillance program called Stellar Wind which led to his resignation in 2001. It is a program that has directly targeted everyday Americans following 9/11. Binney has endured harassment by his own government, as many other whistleblowers have when trying to reveal illegal activities and corruption. Binney has stated that the scope of the data collection conducted by the NSA forms a map that can "show your entire life over time... more »

Bomb Blast in Pakistan's Karachi kills six on bus, 48 hurt

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
A bomb went off on a bus in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Saturday killing six people and wounding 48, police and a hospital official said. Pakistan's commercial capital and biggest city has seen numerous militant attacks over the past 10 years and is also plagued by violence between rival ethnic-based factions. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/29/us-pakistan-blast-idUSBRE8BS06O20121229

More snow!

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

Sentencing for sexual abuse

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
R v D.M. 2012 ONCA 894 deals with the appropriate range for sentencing for sexual abuse of minors. The Court held, in reducing a sentence to four years : "....in those cases where this court has either upheld or imposed penitentiary sentences of 5 years or more, one or more of the following aggravating circumstances has been present: . Sexual intercourse . Oral sex . Incest . More than one victim . Grooming of the victim . Other acts of physical violence Or threatened physical violence to obtain compliance and keep the abuse secret . A previous criminal record for Sexual a... more »

Congress Disgracefully Approves the FISA Warrantless Spying Bill for Five More Years, Rejects All Privacy Amendments

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 2 hours ago
image source Trevor Timm *EFF* Today, after just one day of rushed debate, the Senate shamefully voted on a five-year extension to the FISA Amendments Act, an unconstitutional law that openly allows for warrantless surveillance of Americans' overseas communications. Incredibly, the Senate rejected all the proposed amendments that would have brought a modicum of transparency and oversight to the government's activities, despite previous refusals by the Executive branch to even estimate how many Americans are surveilled by this program or reveal critical secret court rulings inter... more »

Only political process can save Syria from "hell" - envoy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
The international mediator seeking peace in Syria warned of "hell" if no deal is struck to end 21 months of bloodshed, but his talks in Russia capping a week of intense diplomacy brought no sign of a breakthrough. U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov both said there was still a chance for a negotiated solution to the conflict, which has killed more than 44,000 people and set world powers against one another. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/29/uk-syria-crisis-russia-idUKBRE8BS03J20121229

Russia Plane Crash: Two Dead And Ten Injured

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Two people have died after a passenger plane overshot an airport runway as it landed in Russia. The Red Wing Airlines aircraft burst through a perimeter fence onto on a motorway next to Moscow's Vnukovo airport, state television said. The Tu-204 plane was carrying four crew members and eight passengers. http://news.sky.com/story/1031274/russia-plane-crash-two-dead-and-ten-injured

Fiscal Cliff Minuet Turning Into A Frenzy Over Estate Taxes?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
If you hear Miss McConnell in coming days lisping that this proposal or that proposal in the Fiscal "Cliff" Minuet is "unfair to the American people," he means it's unfair to rich white people, the only people Republicans care about or consider worth their attention. As we warned a few weeks ago, the Grand Bargain has come down to Republicans and their ConservaDem allies trying to get away with whatever they can on eliminating, or at least lowering, estate taxes for the super-rich (people with estates worth tens of millions, hundreds of millions and billions). McConnell can play t... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*More on return of Sean Payton* *Video: Benson talks about Payton contract* *Sean Payton Will Be Coaching The Saints For A Long Time* *Chris Rose: Do you remember?* *Dock strikes averted* *Funds to litigate oil leak damages running low* *Morganza work to continue in 2013* *Program helps veterans reintegrate through music*

Syrian conflict getting more militarized, sectarian

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Russia's top diplomat and the international envoy to Syria warned Saturday that the Middle East nation's conflict is becoming more militarized and sectarian, further endangering the region. The statements followed a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations envoy, which was aimed at bringing both sides of the civil war to the negotiating table. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/29/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html

Norovirus: One million now affected

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
The winter vomiting bug has claimed another 141,000 victims in the last week, pushing the annual total up to more than 1.1million. Health officials said the number of confirmed cases of norovirus was more than double the level for this time last year – and the toll is expected to rise again. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2254239/Norovirus-One-million-affected-winter-vomiting-bug--cases-set-soar-New-Year.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Protests in India after Delhi gang-rape victim dies

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Thousands of people have staged peaceful protests in India's capital, Delhi, following the death of a woman who was gang-raped in the city. The 23-year old woman, who has not been identified, died early on Saturday at a hospital in Singapore, where she had been taken for specialist treatment. The attack on 16 December triggered violent public protests in India. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20863707

Fiscal Cliff Rock

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 4 hours ago

What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and More by Lisa Garber

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 5 hours ago
What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and Moreby Lisa Garber Natural Society, 28 December 2012 *With the aid of innovative and highly sensitive testing, Spanish-Moroccan scientists determined that there could be up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics, and growth hormones in a single glass of milk. The researchers say that the traces are so small that consumers need not worry about adverse effects, so we’ll just have to take their word for it, it seems.* ** The scientists analyzed 20 samples of milk—cow’s, goat’s, and human—bought in Spain and Morocco, and found a chemica... more »

Crowds at gun sales SOAR as buyers flock to buy weaponry out of fear of a sudden weapons ban after Sandy Hook massacre

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The prospect of a possible weapons ban has sent gun enthusiasts into a panic and sparked a frenzy of buying at stores and gun dealers nationwide. Assault rifles are sold out across the country. Rounds of .223 bullets, like those used in the AR-15 type Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown, are scarce. Stores are struggling to restock their shelves. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254469/Sandy-Hook-shooting-Buyers-swarm-U-S-gun-stores-fearing-sudden-weapons-ban.html

Man and boy swept to their death by huge wave as they fished under Golden Gate bridge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
A man and a boy have been found dead after they were swept off rocks near the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco yesterday afternoon. The pair, who haven't been identified but could be father and son, were pulled into the ocean by large waves while they were fishing just before 5pm. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254483/Golden-Gate-bridge-Man-boy-dead-swept-rocks-fishing.html

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:29:43 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 12:29:43 AM at epicenter Location 51.869°N, 173.189°W Depth 45.8 km (28.5 miles) Region ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA Distances 79 km (49 miles) ESE (117°) from Atka, AK

India Rape Death: Six Charged With Murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Indian police have charged six men with murder, hours after a woman who was gang raped on a bus in New Delhi died in hospital. The men could face the death penalty if convicted, in a case that has triggered protests across India. The 23-year-old victim was savagely beaten and raped for almost an hour before being thrown out of the moving vehicle. http://news.sky.com/story/1031239/india-rape-death-six-charged-with-murder

Rising number of attackers are trying extraordinary defence that they had 'sexsomnia' - Are men getting away with rape by pretending they were asleep? ....Of course they are!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
For bit-part actor Simon Morris (pictured left), an appearance in the dock at Cardiff Crown Court last week was an opportunity to put his dramatic skills to the test. Suave and smartly-dressed, the greying 42-year-old insisted that he knew nothing of the events that led to a 15-year-old schoolgirl being raped at a house party in Wales. He was found guilty of rape and is awaiting sentence. Earlier this year Zack Thompson (right) admitted his 'sexsomnia' defence was a lie, and was jailed for six years for a rape in Portugal. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254360/Sexsomnia-R... more »

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 09:53:06 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 03:53:06 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.723°N, 86.264°W Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA Distances 70 km (43 miles) WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica

German Scientists Shoot Down Recent Claims Of “Rapid Warming” In Antarctica – Overall Continent Is Cooling!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago

Richard Dawkins vs Peter Higgs

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
*The reverse fundamentalist vs the peaceful atheist* Two days ago, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, and other mostly British outlets amplified an amusing yet potentially serious battle between two famous scientists, Richard Dawkins and Peter Higgs: Battle of the professors: Richard Dawkins branded a fundamentalist by expert behind the 'God particle' (The Daily Mail) ------------------------------ Peter Higgs criticises Richard Dawkins over anti-religious 'fundamentalism'(The Guardian) ------------------------------ Google News (other sources) As you surely know, Dawkins is a proud milita... more »

The world's BIGGEST blog - day 6

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 7 hours ago
First of all a really BIG mountain. But, then there's also reggae band Big Mountain, who weren't quite as big... Their Best Of... is a seven inch single I understand.

Full Focus Editor's choice Our best photos from the last 24 hours. Slideshow Best photos of the year 2012 Download our Wider Image iPad app Follow Reuters Facebook Twitter RSS YouTube RECOMMENDED VIDEO Troops go "Gangnam Style" in Afghanistan (1:04) India rape victim airlifted to Singapore (1:01) Race to save NY beached whale (0:32) [?] READ Analysis: For Senate leaders, a mission impossible from Obama| 1:02am EST1Indian gang rape victim dies; New Delhi braces for protests| 3:23am EST2Wall Street ends sour week with fifth straight decline| 28 Dec 20123Passengers on Queen Mary 2 sickened by unidentified pathogen 28 Dec 20124Senate leaders to make last-ditch "fiscal cliff" effort| 28 Dec 20125 DISCUSSED 125 UPDATE 1-US administration urges Republicans not to block ‘fiscal cliff’ deal 106 Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for ”fiscal cliff”: Reuters/Ipsos poll 111 Lawmakers play waiting game with ‘fiscal cliff’ deadline in sight PICTURES Reuters Photojournalism Our day's top images, in-depth photo essays and offbeat slices of life. See the best of Reuters photography. See more | Photo caption Photos of the week Our top photos from the past week. Slideshow Life in Aleppo's ruins The quieter moments in Syria's battle town. Slideshow Egypt opposition says Islamists trying to stifle dissent

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Egypt's opposition accused President Mohamed Mursi's Islamist allies of trying to muzzle dissent on Friday after prosecutors decided to investigate whether prominent government critics were guilty of sedition. The probe, which comes a month after Mursi replaced the chief prosecutor, further sours the political climate as the leader and his opponents face off over a new constitution that became law on Wednesday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-egypt-politics-idUSBRE8BR0GX20121228

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 08:33:19 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 05:33:19 PM at epicenter Location 6.582°S, 129.871°E Depth 143.4 km (89.1 miles) Region BANDA SEA Distances 227 km (141 miles) NW (313°) from Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia

Dalian PX Chemical Project Never Stopped

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
August 2011 witnessed tens of thousands of Dalian citizens protesting against a local p-xylene (PX) chemical project. Local authorities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) promised to halt and relocate the project. Recently, China"s media unveiled that this PX project has actually never stopped. The company prohibits its employees to leak the information. The news exposure has greatly outraged local public, as they felt they were fooled by CCP local authorities. An executive of Dalian-based Fujia Group confirmed to media that the company"s PX chemical project has never stopped.

Hopes for Syria breakthrough faint as U.N. envoy visits Russia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The international mediator seeking to end the 21-month-old conflict in Syria met Russia's foreign minister in Moscow on Saturday after talks in Damascus but expectations of progress toward a negotiated solution were low. U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi's talks with Sergei Lavrov occurred a day after the main Syrian opposition group rebuffed diplomatic advances by Russia and firmly reiterated it would not negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad's government. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/29/us-syria-crisis-russia-idUSBRE8BS03F20121229

Indian gang rape victim dies; New Delhi braces for protests

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. Bracing for a new wave of protests, Indian authorities deployed thousands of policemen, closed 10 metro stations and banned vehicles from some main roads in the heart of New Delhi, where demonstrators have converged since the attack to demand improved women's rights. Hundreds of people staged peaceful protests at two locations ... more »

China orders children to visit their elderly parents

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
China has passed a law requiring adult children to visit their elderly parents regularly or risk being sued. The law does not specify how frequently such visits should occur, but warns that neglect could risk court action. Reports suggest a growing number of elderly Chinese have been abandoned or neglected by their offspring. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20860264

Unprecedented east Jerusalem building in pipeline

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Israel is planning its biggest construction surge in east Jerusalem in decades in a move that critics argue would cement its grip on the contested territory, further complicate any prospects for peace with the Palestinians, and badly rattle Israel's already rocky relations with the rest of the world. With more than 9,000 apartments in various stages of planning and construction, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reaffirming his opposition to ceding any parts of the holy city to the Palestinians, a compromise two of his predecessors had accepted. The planned construction contribu... more »

Chaos on tracks in Leicestershire after freight train derailment

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Engineers are having to build an entirely new road so they can get heavy machinery to clear the site of a freight train derailment. Network Rail says it is involved in a complicated operation to sort the aftermath of the incident, on Thursday, which is likely to take days and disrupt the travel plans of thousands of passengers into the New Year. http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Chaos-tracks-Leicestershire-freight-train/story-17701116-detail/story.html

'US, Russia plunging into new Cold War'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Tit-for-tat moves between Russia and the US are plunging the two nations into a new Cold War, says Russia expert Stephen Cohen. Washington’s longtime policy towards Moscow is to blame for the growing tensions. The ‘reset’ in relations between the United States and Russia is dead, as the Obama administration has never truly cooperated with Moscow, instead pushing the same policy Washington has been imposing on Russia for the past 20 years. “That policy is advancing NATO toward Russia’s borders, building missile defense on Russia’s borders, interfering in Russia’s internal politics,” ... more »

Peace Envoy in Moscow for Talks on Syria

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The United Nations-Arab League peace envoy is scheduled to hold talks in Moscow to find a way to end the 21-month Syrian conflict. Lakhdar Brahimi is set to talk Saturday with Russian officials about his recent round of discussions with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian rebels. Brahimi this week called for an interim government in Syria until new elections can be held. http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2012/12/29/peace-envoy-in-moscow-for-talks-on-syria/

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake BISMARCK SEA - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.5 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 07:59:15 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 05:59:15 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 3.353°S, 148.722°E Depth 10.2 km (6.3 miles) Region BISMARCK SEA Distances 217 km (134 miles) SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake BISMARCK SEA - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 07:56:00 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 05:56:00 PM at epicenter Location 3.361°S, 148.653°E Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles) Region 0 Distances 216 km (134 miles) SE (134°) from Lorengau, Manus Island, PNG

Analysis: For Senate leaders, a mission impossible from Obama

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Following a Friday meeting with congressional leaders, an impatient and annoyed President Barack Obama said it was "mind boggling" that Congress has been unable to fix a "fiscal cliff" mess that everyone has known about for more than a year. He then dispatched Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on a mind-boggling mission: coming up with a bipartisan bill to break the "fiscal cliff" stalemate in the most partisan and gridlocked U.S. Congress of modern times - in about 48 hours. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/29/... more »

Ammonia leak emergency at meat plant, New Zealand

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
An ammonia leak brought major disruption for motorists near a popular South Island holiday town today. The gas alert at the Alliance lamb and sheep processing plant at Stoke cut road access on a key route for a couple of hours. Just before 10am a safety valve at the plant near Nelson failed, releasing the hazardous gas into the air. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/ammonia-leak-emergency-meat-plant-5306597

21 Bulgarian Cities on Alert over High Dust Levels

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
High dust levels were registered in a total of 21 Bulgarian cities on Thursday, authorities say. Readings of harmful particle levels showed that fine dust levels were above the norm in Sofia, Plovdiv, Pernik, Burgas, Varna, Plaven, Ruse, Blagoevgrad, Nesebar, Devnya, Dobrich, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Vratsa, Vidin, Lovech, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Dimitrovgrad, Kardzhali and Shumen. EU's standard threshold value for fine dust is 50 microgram per cubic metre in a 24-hour period. The highest value measured in Bulgaria on Thursday was at Sofia's busy Eagles' Bridge intersection - 8.37... more »

Norwegian boy dies of swine flu

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
An 11-year old boy from the southern Norwegian county of Telemark has died of a swine virus infection, the Norwegian-language newspaper Aftenposten reported on Friday. The boy had been seriously ill for two weeks before being transferred on Christmas Eve from a local hospital in Porsgrunn to the Riks Hospital in Oslo, capital of Norway, said Bjoernar Nyen, a doctor in the boy's hometown. Nyen confirmed that the boy died of influenza A caused by the H1N1 virus, which is also called the swine flu. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2012-12/29/c_132070385.htm

Chikungunya fever suspected in cluster reported from Albay province, Philippines

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
The Albay provincial health office (PHO) in southern Luzon, Philippines is reporting some 19 cases of suspected Chikungunya fever from two villages in the Bicol region province, according to an Inquirer news report Wednesday. Dr. Luis Mendoza, Albay provincial health officer, said he and a team from the provincial epidemiology office went to Sto. Domingo on Dec. 22 to validate reports that 18 villagers from Barangay San Juan and one villager in San Vicente got sick of Chikungunya virus, Philippine media reports. http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/chikungunya-fever-suspected-in-cluster-... more »

22 die, 69 missing in Guinea-Bissau boat tragedy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
At least 22 people died and 69 were missing after their overloaded boat sank Friday off the capital of Guinea-Bissau, rescue workers said. A total of 97 people were aboard the boat en route from the Atlantic Ocean island of Boloma to Bissau, they told AFP. http://www.africareview.com/News/Scores-die-in-Guinea-Bissau-boat-tragedy/-/979180/1653294/-/ubqeac/-/index.html


Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
More Sandy Hook Puzzle Pieces? – Secrets of the Fed Lauren Rousseau was reportedly killed in the Sandy hook shootings. According to Lauren's mother, Lauren's 2004 Honda Civic - parked outside the school - was riddled with bullets when the authorities removed the vehicle. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/survive-war-dies-teaching-article-1.1223210#ixzz2GQJSQmoE *Lauren Rousseau (right)* *Lauren's car.* The official story is that Lauren's car was hit by bullets shot from inside the school. There was no record of any bullet holes in the windows of the school. ... more »

African Transition

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
Human continuity for 300,000 years appears to be much longer than presently accepted and continuous occupation may well imply cultural stasis. Thus the bottleneck may alternatively mean that a special group made the key breakthrough around 50,000 years ago. That also fits well with our projected time line for a ten thousand year transition to modernity from 50,000 BP to 40,000 BP. Our own transition has taken about the same amount of time since the Pleistocene Nonconformity. An expanding special population of modernizing humanity will simply absorb remnant groups back i... more »

Red Rain Revisit

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
We are revisiting the Red Rain phenomena. First it is the only specific phenom that does conform to the Panspermia hypothesis although one may presume an earlier report inspired the original hypothesis since the color red was associated with the idea. This report informs us that integrity is retained up to 300 C. This excludes any Earth borne explanation unless it so happens that a slime mold gets up there and is cooked off. That does not work either because integrity at 300 C is difficult to achieve with carbon based molecules. This now begs the question of why here ... more »

Corruption Will Kill Regime, But Not China

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
China does have the mechanisms in place to transition out of one party rule just as has happened throughout South East Asia. In my mind, it is not if it will happen but a question of when it will happen. The good news here is that it appears that the cadres will be forgiven for now and allowed to retire gracefully. This really allows a clean sweep from top to bottom and the introduction of fresh blood. This also makes it an ideal time to introduce democratic reforms. But if not, the way is quite clear for a future transition. Everyone waits out the decade and prepares ... more »

Copper Blocks Antibiotic Resistence

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This is actually important although how it can be integrated into the at risk environments is going to be a challenge. The simple fact is that copper requires incessant cleaning and polishing. Perhaps the proper solution is to use a normal alloy such as bronze and to allow the working surface to fully oxidize into its natural green blue color. Then normal cleaning is sufficient. It will still be hard to keep the clean freaks from turning it into a shining object just because they can. Like the military, it will become necessary to order folks to not shine their combat boo... more »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 07:19:32 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 04:19:32 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.065°N, 141.166°E Depth 40.4 km (25.1 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 25 km (15 miles) E of Iwaki, Japan

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake TARAPACA, CHILE - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 06:04:16 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 03:04:16 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.899°S, 69.216°W Depth 101.3 km (62.9 miles) Region TARAPACA, CHILE Distances 102 km (63 miles) ENE of Iquique, Chile

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 04:38:28 UTC Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 04:38:28 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 26.041°S, 177.256°W Depth 105.7 km (65.7 miles) Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS Distances 363 km (225 miles) N of Raoul Island, New Zealand

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 04:01:50 UTC Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:01:50 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 11.290°N, 86.983°W Depth 65.8 km (40.9 miles) Region NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA Distances 74 km (45 miles) SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake GUATEMALA - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 02:43:31 UTC Friday, December 28, 2012 at 08:43:31 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 14.273°N, 91.179°W Depth 64.8 km (40.3 miles) Region GUATEMALA Distances 15 km (9 miles) ENE of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL PERU - 29th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 01:57:41 UTC Friday, December 28, 2012 at 08:57:41 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 11.420°S, 76.783°W Depth 99.4 km (61.8 miles) Region CENTRAL PERU Distances 47 km (29 miles) E of Huaral, Peru

Check Out the "Jon Swift Memorial Roundup 2012"

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 10 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* My February 9, 2012 article, *"How Ronald Reagan Unwittingly Laid the Groundwork for the Death of Capitalism,"* was featured in Vagabond Scholar's "Jon Swift Memorial Roundup 2012." If you haven't already, be sure to check out this roundup, which offers a lot of great articles from many of the Web's top progressive blogs. And also, be sure to check out Vagabond Scholar itself, which is one of our favorite Liberal blogs. Here's to a great 2013 for all progressive bloggers everywhere.

Idle No More Photos Dec. 29, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Navajo Nation Photo Shauna Leigh Sacramento, Calif. Photo Steven Payan Bismarck, North Dakota / Bismarck, North Dakota, Dec. 28/Photo Last Real Indians   Published on Dec 28, 2012 December 28th New York City Natives Gathered at Washington Square Park for a Peaceful Act of Solidarity, Unity and Hope with Natives the world over declaring and calling on all Natives to be

Recycling, Reusing, Reducing and Repurposing

Transform a large coffee can into a mini trash can. Slip a small plastic bag inside and use it in the car, yard, on the patio or even in the bathroom. Large coffee cans make great storage for small toys. With the snap-tight lid in place, they make safe places to keep toy cars, used crayons and other small items until they are needed again. Got old worn-out bedsheets? Got kids? On a nice sunny day outside or even a cool, rainy one inside, dig out those sheets you've been saving. Give the sheets to the kids along with permission to cut them if they wish. Now, grab a cup of tea or co... more »

Sunday Classics preview: Do I hear a Ländler?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*On Jan. 18, 1961, the first day of recording (the date cited 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 Switzer... more »

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

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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?


Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 12 hours ago
click picture to enlarge ZZZZZzzzzzz.....

Amazing UFO Formation in Santiago Chile (december 2012)

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours ago
* Intriguing part:* When the three lights form a perfect equilateral triangle.

Koch— Paralyzing United States Climate Policy

2old2care at Because I Can - 13 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 - 14 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 - 14 hours ago
2002, “Spirit Moves” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmwGjLx5bOo

A Jordanian-Palestinian confederation in the works?

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 14 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 - 14 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 - 14 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! - 15 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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 - 16 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.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Report: Saints and Sean Payton have reached 'agreement' on new contract*
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