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Sunday, December 30, 2012

30 December - Blogs I'm Following II

English: Attawapiskat First Nation of Communit...
English: Attawapiskat First Nation of Community between Attawapiskat River over town. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
President Barack Obama confers with U.S.Secret...
President Barack Obama confers with U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, France. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to Clinton's right while Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen is between Brown and Clinton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Blood clot diagram (Thrombus)
Blood clot diagram (Thrombus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hillary Rodham Clinton (Wellesley College)
Hillary Rodham Clinton (Wellesley College) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cover of Yanni
10:24 pm MST


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 37 minutes ago

chained by illusion

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 41 minutes ago

2012 International Studies Blogging Awards: Final Call

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 52 minutes ago
The deadline for nominations and voter registration is 1 January 2013. The list of nominees has slightly expanded since my last update. You should feel free to add nominations in the comments section below. Please do check the eligibility criteria. You can register to vote by emailing us with your coordinates. I’ve mentioned before that registration guarantees you a right Continue reading

the fall

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Chief Arvol Looking Horse support for Chief Spence and Protection of Mother Earth

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
By Chief Arvol Looking Horse Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com As Keeper of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, I would like to send out support for the efforts of Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation, for giving of herself through fasting with prayers for the protection of Mother Earth. Throughout history, there have been many Voices from different Nations

Liberalism all the way down? …. six hours on a plane with Judith Butler’s Frames of War

Laura Sjoberg at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
On a plane ride a couple of days ago, I picked up Judith Butler’s Frames of War, perhaps a couple of years after I should have. Though there is a lot of the book that I disagreed with, reading it was a transformative experience. It is perhaps particularly relevant to the subject and content of Continue reading

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Hospitalized

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 hour ago
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital when doctors discovered a blood clot related to her concussion earlier this month after a fall caused by dehydration during a stomach virus. Naturally, conspiracy theorists, let's call them clotters, are pooh-poohing the idea that Secretary Clinton is actually ill because she's yet testify before the Senate on Benghazi. Next thing we know, Fox "News" will be doing a late-breaking report that blood clots have a liberal bias, according to a new study by the Heritage Foundation. Oh, and th... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, "The Storm"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Yanni, “The Storm”, with Samvel Yervinyan, Victor Espinola, and Sayaka Katsui - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKA-3Qh6iFw

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Nostalgia”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Yanni, “Nostalgia” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWUe-iwyB2M

Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to a New York City hospital on Sunday after doctors discovered that a blood clot had formed, the State Department said in a statement. Philippe Reines, a deputy assistant secretary, said in the statement that the clot stems from a concussion Clinton sustained several weeks ago. Reines said that Clinton, 65, is being treated with anti-coagulants at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. She will be monitored there for the next 48 hours, he said. “Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associate... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. *Click image for larger size. * The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above i... more »

CSOs and State 17: UP Pahinungod and Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
The main characteristic of "civil society organizations" (CSOs) is volunteerism. In contrast, the main characteristic of government and the state is coercion. This makes the two rather a substitute, not complement, for each other. There are several instances where they collaborate with each other, and that's because government agencies, from local to national, are so many that CSOs and other volunteer individuals have to work with them to minimize duplication of certain functions. Civil society is a state of society where citizens are mature and responsible enough to run their own... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Fairfax, Iowa, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Only One Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” - Kurt Vonnegut “Man shows inhumanity to Man. It’s axiomatic of our existence. It’s the story of our past, it’s the story of our present, and it will very likely be the story of our future. Indeed, it’s a story that’s reinforced every day, whether we’re watching the evening news or the latest entry in the “Saw” series. However, our history is also littered with awe-inspiring examples of men and women showing incredible compassion in the face of unspeakable evil and insurmountable odds. Every sto... more »

ashes and snow

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Life Skills: "How to Protect Your Energy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"How to Protect Your Energy"* By Judith Orloff MD “As you go through the intuitive healing process you need to know: each of us has our own special power. We carry it within; it waits to be awakened. Call it your inner self, your spirit, or light–however conceived, you must meet and come to know your core-essence. The source of all intuition, it is your fiercest ally and advocate against danger. By connecting with this part of yourself you’ll mount confidence, feel safer in the world. Then whatever or whoever crosses your path–even the devil incarnate–will be no match for your ... more »

The Cliff Minuet Moves Towards Crescendo

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
A blame game for the GOP and another bungled opportunity for Obama, the Grand Bargain-- despite Boehner's inability to control his own caucus-- is heading into the melodramatic end-stage. People overseas take this far more seriously than Americans do and for media consumers abroad, it looks like we're actually approaching armageddon. Many low-info Americans actually do too, though others are already rolling their eyes and at all the obviously staged game-playing. I'm guessing there'll be some noisy stock market mini-crash if the whole thing doesn't get wrapped up by tomorrow mornin... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

"Ode 2 2012"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Ode 2 2012"* by Will Durst "And so we bid a not-so-fond farewell to the bow of another large unwieldy year as it sinks slowly over the horizon wobbling unsteadily towards the graveyard of memory. And cheers erupt from we folks on shore waving the double-handed “L for loser” sign above our heads. “So long. See ya. Don’t let the door slam you in the butt on the way out. And if you got any brothers or sisters, don’t give them this address.” Normally there’s some small sense of nostalgia for a departing annum. An iota of regret for the calendar discarded. Not this one. Getting thr... more »

"This Land is Mine": An enlightening look into the absurdity of claiming monopoly over land in Israel/Palestine, and who the real "Master" of the territory is

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
*Matt's thoughts:* Arrogance ultimately undoes us all. A film only for those still capable of contemplation.

One in 12 in US military has clogged heart arteries

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study. None of them had been diagnosed with heart disease before deployment, researchers said. "This is a young, healthy, fit group," said the study's lead author, Dr. Bryant Webber, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. "These are people who are asymptomatic, they feel fine, they're deployed into combat," he told Reuters Health. http://www.reuter... more »

Teen Daughter Can Sing!

Southern Man at Southern Man - 5 hours ago
Teen Daughter The Younger's singing voice has deepened and matured and she has blossomed into something of a youthful version of Christina Aguilera. In particular she loves to sing the songs from the movie *Burlesque*, which is just what she did all the way up to the rendezvous with her mother today. So in honor of TDY here are a few songs that she particularly enjoys singing. Show Me How You Burlesque Express Tough Lover Something's Got A Hold On Me Why, yes, I *do* let her sing these songs. And she *does* sound like Christina Aguilera. At least in her Dad's possibly bias... more »

Sunday Question for Liberals

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 5 hours ago
What's your big (and preferably at least somewhat realistic) hope for the New Year?

Sunday Question for Conservatives

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 5 hours ago
What's your big (and preferably at least somewhat realistic) hope for the New Year?

Sandy Hook False Flag Psy-op - Ken O'Keefe

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 5 hours ago
Amen Ken O'Keefe! The Sandy Hook "shooting" was most definitely a hoax manufactured via the media and scripted actors.

Oregon bus crash: Five killed, 20 injured

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
Five people were killed and at least 20 others injured on Sunday when a charter bus skidded off an icy highway near Pendleton, Oregon, police said. The Oregon State Police said a preliminary investigation showed the charter bus, carrying about 40 people, "lost control on the snow/ice covered westbound lanes of Interstate 84" near Pendleton. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/30/us-usa-buscrash-oregon-idUSBRE8BT0AV20121230

Merkel says euro zone crisis far from over.....Happy New Year!!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
The euro zone sovereign debt crisis is far from over even though reform measures designed to address the roots of the problem are beginning to bear fruit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year's address. In a taped interview to be broadcast on Monday evening, Merkel urged Germans to be more patient even though the euro zone crisis has already dragged on for three years. She drew a line linking German prosperity to a prosperous European Union. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/30/us-germany-merkel-idUSBRE8BT0B420121230

The roots of the poison tree

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 6 hours ago
I've long been convinced lobbyists are at the root of corruption in government. Can't quite figure out how to cure the disease. I mean, hard to say we should just uproot it because, right to petition the government. But this mutation of lobbying rules should surely be pruned out. The Post analysis shows that the interests of lawmakers and their relatives have overlapped to varying degrees on bills before Congress. In the past six years, for example, 36 congressional relatives — including spouses, children, siblings, parents and in-laws — have been paid to influence 250 bills passi... more »

The World's First Archaeology Dog Finds Ancient Bones

Close-up of one of the most sensitive noses alive today. Photo courtesy: lisesvanrompaey/CC BY 2.0 Never underestimate the power of a dog's nose when combined with determination and focus. Migaloo, the world's first archaeology dog, proves the point. National Geographic interviewed Gary Jackson, Migaloo's trainer, about how he taught the black lab to find centuries-old human bones to assist archaeologists. One of the most important traits in a scent working dog is fixation -- a trait most people steer away from in their pet dogs. But for dogs working like Migaloo, this personalit... more »

Temporary Building Built From Recycled Newpapers

All photos courtesy: © Dratz&Dratz Architekten It's not too uncommon to see paper recycled into things like jewelry, wallpaper or even furniture. But it's a bit surprising to see a seemingly flimsy material being used exclusively in a building that actually withstood hard rain and high winds, like this 2,045 square foot temporary workspace in Essen, Germany that's made with 550 bales of recycled paper. With the aid of a $200,000 grant from Essen’s Zollverein School of Management and Design, Berlin-based architects Ben and Daniel Dratz of Dratz&Dratz Architekten were commissioned to... more »

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
To D-fox: if you're reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It's important -- we believe.

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
It is Sunday again and of course it is time for my weekly rant... I have received a lot of criticism for my stance in naming the criminals by name, and not just calling them "Zionists". I fell for that trick for a very long time, and after much research it became painfully obvious that the entire "tribe" of Jews are criminals. In doing so, I have been labeled as a hater and racist... I guess it goes with the territory! But what exactly is "hatred" when you are pointing out the haters themselves? I want to focus in on the usage of the term "hatred" in this rant by calling the ... more »

The "Kill Chuck" cabal brings out the big guns to block Chuck Hagel's path to the Pentagon: Teh Gays! (And the top gun promptly goes MIA)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*The Log Cabin Republicans want so badly for us to know how bad Chuck Hagel is that they took out this full-page ad in the NYT. Worth every penny, probably -- only whose pennies paid for it?* *by Ken* It may not be a scientifically accurate way of choosing up sides, but sometimes one's estimation of a person is affected by the caliber of the enemies he racks up. And on that count, I have to say, I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel -- as we're told, a leading candidate to replace Leon Pannetta as defense secretary (as if anyone could replace Leo... more »

Idle No More TORONTO Dec. 30, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
BREAKING NEWS! -CHECK OUT THE AERIAL VIEW FROM TORONTO TODAY! #Idle No More Round Dance Flash Mob Took Place at the Eaton Center Mall In Toronto Today supporting Chief Theresa Spence and First Nations. Watch archives from the livestream video, Idle No More at Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada and http://civilianmedia.tv/ Courtesy of Jeremy -Civilian Media Dot TV  Photo by Derek @Occupy Canada

Fiscal deal stalls as clock ticks to deadline

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Efforts to prevent the economy from tumbling over a "fiscal cliff" stalled on Sunday as Democrats and Republicans remained at loggerheads over a deal that would prevent taxes for all Americans from rising on New Year's Day. One hour before they had hoped to present a plan, Democratic and Republican leaders said were still unable to reach a compromise that would stop the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that could push the economy into recession. "There are still serious differences between the two sides," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said. http://www.reuters.com/articl... more »

Adam Robinson Arrested in the US on Child Sex Charges

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
A British man has been arrested by police in California after allegedly flying to the US for sex with a 13-year-old girl he contacted online. Adam Robinson, 21, is accused of committing a "lewd act upon a child" six times from December 15 to December 23 - the day before the girl's 14th birthday, according to court documents filed in the United States. http://news.sky.com/story/1031670/child-sex-charges-british-man-held-in-us

Global Support for Idle No More Dec. 30, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
GUATEMALA Message from the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (Guatemala) to Idle No More: "We feel very deeply about what is happening in Canada to our brother native people. We condemn the pillaging of which they continue to be victims. We urge you to continue your acts of just resistance to defend Nature, our Mother Earth and Humanity, despite the ambition of governments and

Four dead as rains flood Baghdad

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The worst rains to hit Baghdad in 30 years left four people dead and many of the Iraqi capital’s residents struggling to cope with heavy flooding on Wednesday as the government declared a national holiday. Patients reported long and difficult journeys to hospitals, shopkeepers complained of a lack of business and several roads were immersed in water, in some cases as much as waist-high. In the predominantly-Shia northeastern district of Sadr City, the area surrounding Fatima al-Zahra hospital was completely flooded, and patients said trips that normally took 15 minutes had taken the... more »

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL PERU - 30th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 20:49:29 UTC Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 03:49:29 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.878°S, 70.974°W Depth 41.5 km (25.8 miles) Region CENTRAL PERU Distances 112 km (69 miles) ENE of Pisac, Peru

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA - 30th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 19:25:54 UTC Monday, December 31, 2012 at 02:25:54 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 2.026°S, 100.765°E Depth 62.4 km (38.8 miles) Region KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA Distances 68 km (42 miles) W of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia

VIDEO Minnesota Flash Mob Round Dance Dec. 29, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
    Photo shared by AIM of Twin Cities & AIM Patrol of Minneapolis Scroll down for two videos! Mall of America on 12/29 Thousands of Native people coming together in solidarity for the people in Canada and Chief Theresa Spence Video 2 Below Flash Mob Round Dance Begins after Minute 30 (click on bar to move forward)   Video streaming by Ustream

America’s Descent into Deception and Tyranny: Agenda Prevails Over Truth

Intercept at The Intercept - 8 hours ago
[image: orwell3]*In the Western world truth no longer has any meaning. It its place stands agenda. * *Agenda is all important, because it is the way Washington achieves hegemony over the world and the American people. 9/11 was the “new Pearl Harbor” that the neoconservatives declared to be necessary for their planned wars against Muslim countries. For the neoconservatives to go forward with their agenda, it was necessary for Americans to be connected to the agenda.* President George W. Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, Paul O’Neil, said that prior to 9/11 the first cabinet meeting ... more »

Lindsey Graham predicts the future

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 8 hours ago
Which looks pretty much like a repeat of 2011. Apparently, (as Charlie calls him) Huckleberry Closetcase is more than willing to destroy the American economy unless the Senate agrees to starve granny. As he said in an interview: I’m not going to raise the debt ceiling unless we get serious about keeping the country from becoming Greece, saving Social Security and Medicare [sic]. So here’s what i would like: meaningful entitlement reform — not to turn Social Security into private accounts, not to take a voucher approach to Medicare — but, adjust the age for Social Security, CPI cha... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 12.28.12"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 12.28.12"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "There are just two stories that should be on everybody’s radar this week. The first is the “Fiscal Cliff” or, as I like to call, it the “Blame Game Theater. The other big story is the Middle East. Both of these stories are multi-faceted. The “Fiscal Cliff” should be of great interest to all Americans. This is simply a disgrace, and both sides should be taken to the wood shed for letting this get out of control. The deal they have been talking about is less than half of what the Erskine Bowles commission was asking... more »

Satire: "Senate Outraged at Having to Work Weekend to Save Nation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Senate Outraged at Having to Work Weekend to Save Nation"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "Howls of protest filled the halls of the U.S. Senate today as dozens of Senators expressed their outrage at having to work through the weekend to save the United States from financial Armageddon. “We’re hearing a lot about the country plunging back into recession and millions of people being thrown out of work,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). “What we’re not hearing much about is how our Sunday is being completely and irrevocably ruined.” Se... more »

It's really very simple...

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 9 hours ago
British Olympian Mo Farah was detained by US customs under suspicion of being a terrorist. All it took for the Sun to offer its solidarity was him winning two gold medals. There's a lesson in that for all of us. If only all Somali refugees could win gold medals we'd all be set and the Sun would be the pillar of civil liberties and anti-racism.

No Guns for Negroes

Intercept at The Intercept - 9 hours ago
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Going Over the Cliff - Hangon - Be Calm.

2old2care at Because I Can - 9 hours ago
Facts are facts: no amount of "coming together" or "bipartisanship" will obviate the fact that the Republican House couldn't even pass their odiously conservative "Plan B." And remember this - *9 1/2 * minutes well worth your time - to calm the nerves. *The Fiscal Cliff is a Scam* ** * * *Published on Nov 29, 2012* * James K. Galbraith: *

Japan tsunami debris heads for Hawaii beach that's already an ocean dumping ground

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

3 Found Dead in San Jose Apartment Blaze

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 9 hours ago
Perishing in a fire is an increasingly uncommon way to die for Americans. Most who are killed in fires die from smoke inhalation. Despite its relative infrequency, about 3,800 Americans die in fires every year. That is just over 10.4 per day. Suicide, by comparison, is nearly 10 times more often a cause of death. Sadly, the AP is reporting that three residents of a San Jose apartment building died as a result of a fire last night. San Jose fire investigators are looking through the rubble of an apartment as they try to determine what sparked a fire that killed three people and ... more »

Protests erupt in Iraq

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago

Old Aleppo, a ghost town of ruined treasures

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A 13th century mosque is shuttered, its tottering minaret struck at the base by a shell. Snipers fire from nests atop the immense stone walls of the citadel, where ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Turkish warriors once perched. Until a few months ago, Old Aleppo was both a living museum and a breathing city, where souk shoppers haggled over spices, books and olive-oil soap beneath wrought-iron filigree balconies and wooden lattice screens. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/30/us-syria-aleppo-idUSBRE8BT02620121230

OWS / Snipers and Necessary Trouble

2old2care at Because I Can - 10 hours ago
Every time we choose to do take a stand – make an action – we are putting ourselves at risk As posted today on Daily Kos – there is a flurry of diaries about the FOIA of FBI/#OWS documents that were released to Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) The documents can be found >>>HERE<<< A recap of the documents is in the diary at Daily Kos >>>HERE<<< With this recap being the most disturbing. The sixteenth report is the "sniper report". My reading of it is that the FBI was investigating some individual threatening to shoot leaders of the OWS. NOT the FBI or local law enfo... more »

'Seven Die' In Traffic Officer Fitness Test

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Seven people are believed to have died while undergoing a fitness test used to select prospective candidates for traffic officer jobs in South Africa. The victims were among tens of thousands of applicants competing for 90 provincial traffic officer posts in Pietermaritzburg, in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, according to a report by the state-owned South African Broadcasting Corporation. More than 35,000 job seekers reportedly applied for the 90 jobs that were up for grabs and around 15,000 people are believed to have taken the physical tests late last week. http://news.sky.com/stor... more »

New Galaxies: Hopes To Find 700,000 In 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Scientists are hoping the huge radio telescope facility in Western Australia officially opened earlier this year will help them uncover 700,000 new galaxies in 2013. Two surveys named Wallaby and Dingo will scour vast regions of space to help provide new clues about galaxy evolution. http://news.sky.com/story/1031582/new-galaxies-hopes-to-find-700000-in-2013

Idle No More Denver Protest Canadian Consulate Dec 31, 2012

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
 Chief Spence KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA! SUPPORT CHIEF THERESA SPENCE • SUPPORT “IDLE NO MORE” Demand Justice for First Nations • Demand that Canadian Prime Minister Harper Meet with Chief Spence and other First Nations Leaders• Repeal Canadian Legislation C45, and all other anti-indigenous legislation! PROTEST/ROUND DANCE @ THE CANADIAN CONSULATE • 1625

Belfast Police Officer Finds 'Bomb' Under Car

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
A viable explosive device has been found under the car of a police officer in Northern Ireland. The bomb apparently fell off the car while it was being reversed out of his drive in east Belfast. http://news.sky.com/story/1031635/belfast-police-officer-finds-bomb-under-car

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 30th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 16:58:41 UTC Monday, December 31, 2012 at 04:58:41 AM at epicenter Location 21.797°S, 176.685°W Depth 216.6 km (134.6 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 167 km (104 miles) WSW (244°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga

'Viable bomb' found under police officer's car in east Belfast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
It is understood a viable bomb has been found under a policeman's car in east Belfast. Army bomb disposal officers have been called to deal with the device at the Upper Newtownards Road. A number of houses in the area have been evacuated. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20869871

Drama in Washington as fiscal cliff looms

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 10 hours ago
Leaders in deeply polarized Washington groped Sunday for a stop-gap deal to avert a fiscal calamity due to strike within hours and could shock markets and spark global economic turmoil. But even as major players raced the ebbing 2012 calendar to reach a pact to avoid the "fiscal cliff," but would fall short of a hoped-for long-term deficit cutting deal, a fierce game of political blame shifting was underway. Democratic President Barack Obama, eyeing a short-term political victory, accused Republicans of causing the mess, saying they had refused to move on what he said were genuine... more »

ALEC's Right-wing, Extremist Anti-Green Agenda

2old2care at Because I Can - 11 hours ago
As we get ready for another year of hearing ALEC legislators defend their membership in this extremist right-wing organization I think it is important to make two point *ONE* When ALEC legislators defend their membership and attendance in ALEC, they most commonly say something like – It gives me the opportunity to meet with other legislators from across the US and talk and get new ideas. The correct statement is: It gives me the opportunity to meet with other extremist right-wing legislators from across the US and reinforce my stance in right-wing extremist beliefs. *TWO* When A... more »

Sunday Classics: Parting, though not without a struggle -- with "an increasingly calm acceptance of fate"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*A symphonic finale in search of an ending* *In the first not-quite-six minutes or so of this clip, Lenny B's comments are superimposed over a rehearsal, which gives way to the actual performance at about 5:55. We first saw this clip in the January 2012 post, "At how bad a point did the cell-phone ring heard 'round the world interrupt the NY Phil's Mahler Ninth? Let's complete the symphony." (We also heard Lenny conducting the complete finale from a July 1979 Tanglewood performance with the Boston Symphony. Later we're going to hear the broadest of his recordings of the movement.)* ... more »

51 Million Take Down Notices and Counting

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 11 hours ago
2012 appears to be the year when the surge in copyright take-down notices may have tipped search engine sites into considering proactive downgrading the results of repeat offenders or self policing by de-listing them. This action if taken will be significant step, but the sheer rise in number of take-down requests may now necessitate it being taken. Google and other hosting services, have an obligation to remove infringing content upon receiving a valid DMCA request from copyright holders. Google publish weekly stats on the number of take-down notices they receive and process. In 2... more »

Homeless Timothy Henry Gray found dead before he could be told about his fortune: Body of 'heir' to reclusive Huguette Clark's $300m discovered frozen to death under railway bridge

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A long-lost relative of the reclusive and eccentric New York heiress Huguette Clark, who stood to inherit $19 million of her $300 million fortune has been found dead from hypothermia in rural Wyoming. Timothy Henry Gray's body was discovered by children sledding under a Union Pacific Railroad overpass in Evanston, in the southwest of the state on Thursday, as the temperatures hit 10 degrees. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254875/Homeless-millionaire-dead-told-fortune-Body-heir-reclusive-Huguette-Clarks-300m-discovered-frozen-death-railway-bridge.html

Ralph Goodale's Plaintive Plea

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 11 hours ago
When I read it my gut reaction was "So?" "It" was an e-mail from Ralph Goodale warning that the New Democrats are on the verge of a first, out fundraising the Liberals for an entire year. The Libs apparently need $100,000 to close the gap on the NDP, assuming there are no particularly generous New Democrat supporters writing cheques between now and New Year's Eve. The way the plea was written you might have imagined the Red Army was massed on the gates of Berlin. I like Ralph Goodale. I think he's a fine and honourable man and a first-rate Parliamentarian. Maybe that's why th... more »

Delaware closes out hottest year on record

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 12 hours ago
[image: 2012 tops warmest years since 1895 in Delaware. Delaware Online / data from NCDC] State, nation also note low rainfall totals for 2012 By Jeff Montgomery and Molly Murray 29 December 2012 (The News Journal) – When the New Year rings in at midnight Monday, scientists will book 2012 as the hottest and one of the driest on record for the nation and the Northeast – including Delaware and New Jersey. Some researchers warn it’s a sign of things to come as the globe warms and climate slowly changes in response to ongoing emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Delaware’s a... more »

Must Read Article About Orwellian Response to OWS in US

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy By Naomi Wolf, Guardian UK 29 December 12 http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/441-occupy/15285-focus-how-the-fbi-coordinated-the-crackdown-on-occupy[Excerpted] The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?), filed this request. The document - reproduced here in an easily searchable format - shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional f... more »

The Hoover Institute's Amazing Discoveries

John Thompson at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
I previously characterized much of the research published by "reformers" as evidence-influenced, as opposed to evidence-driven. I cited criticisms by Bruce Baker and Julia Sass Rubin of the new Hoover Institute CREDO study of New Jersey charter schools. Today, however, I would like praise the conservative think tank. “Charter School Performance in New Jersey,” includes a repudiation of everything that the Hoover Institute has advocated. It compares outcomes for 77% of their study's charter school students with those of their peers in traditional public schools (TPS). It finds ... more »

Top 10 Posts of 2012

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
It is time to look back on the top 10 posts of 2012. I was surprised how prevalent the felt flower posts were in the top 10. I think I am going to have to come up with some new felt flowers for 2013. 10. The Capriel Felt Flower. This twisty fun flower is perfect for those printed felts. 9. Spaghetti Storage from a Pringles Can. We still use this in our pantry. 8. The World's Best Homemade Play-doh. My little girl LOVES play-doh, so we make this all the time. 7. The Camri Flower. This is another one of my favorite felt flowers. 6. Chalkboard Photos Shoots. This is som... more »

Fukushima Video of Emissions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
There were 3 level 5 earthquakes at Fukushima yesterday, see here The earthquakes often result in more obvious emissions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHXue10-43U here is another video of the same event http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEckQ-sCYTM&list=UUDu1KkkwuzybKx6MXQgGHuw

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN - 30th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude ML 5.4 Region TAIWAN Date time 2012-12-30 16:03:25.0 UTC Location 23.46 N ; 120.93 E Depth 6 km Distances 40 km W Yuli, Taiwan

the story so far

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago

Intellectual Revolution (Music Video) Flobots-Handlebars

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
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Scientologists facing fraud and extortion charges in Belgium after police probe into 'criminal organisation'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
*** Offices in Belgium, where it is considered a 'cult' have been raided * Belgian federal prosecutors are preparing to bring charges against the Church of Scientology as a 'criminal organisation', it has today been reported. It is believed the charges of fraud, illegal medicine, breaches of privacy and extortion have been drawn up against the Church and two senior executives. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254846/Scientologists-facing-fraud-extortion-charges-Belgium-police-probe-criminal-organisation.html

Julia Thurgarland, 70, is found strangled at her farm house as pensioner is arrested for her murder

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
A 71-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a churchwarden was strangled to death in her farmhouse in a sleepy country village. Julia Thurgarland, 70, was found dead at a farmhouse, in Maplebeck, near Newark in Nottinghamshire, on Friday afternoon. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254892/Pensioner-71-arrested-suspicion-murder-churchwarden-Julia-Thurgarland-strangled.html

7 injured, 20 missing in reoccurred Colombia landslide

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
At least seven people were injured and some 20 others went missing in a landslide reoccurred Saturday in southern Colombia, relief agencies said. The incident occurred when a bulldozer was removing earth that blocked a driveway below the Andes Mountains in the aftermath of a previous landslide, and about 20 cars were waiting in a queue to pass at the time, said the Risk Management Department. http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2012-12/30/content_27550681.htm

Hazmat called to ammonia leak in downtown LA

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Firefighters said they sealed a significant ammonia leak coming from a pipe at a cold storage facility in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Firefighters were dispatched to the area after receiving a call about a strong smell of ammonia. The leak was found on the roof of Los Angeles Cold Storage Co. at 400 S. Central Ave. between 4th and 5th streets. "We got LAPD on scene to assist us with the evacuation. We cleared about a block in either direction and found out that we did actually have a leak from one of the pipes on the roof," said Battalion Chief Greg Gibson of the Los Angeles F... more »

Censored News Top Story 2012: Lakotas arrested blocking tarsands trucks

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Censored News Top Story 2012: Reader favorite with most views this year   Lakotas arrested blocking tarsands trucks on Lakota land! Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Lakotas Alex White Plume, Debra White Plume, Andrew Ironshell, Sam Long Black Cat and Terrell Eugene Iron Shell, were arrested at a blockade of tarsands pipeline trucks. (

Obama says failure to reach fiscal deal would hurt markets

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
Financial markets would be affected adversely if U.S. lawmakers fail to agree on a "fiscal cliff" deal before Tuesday, President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, while urging Congress to act quickly to extend tax cuts for middle-class Americans. Lawmakers are seeking a last-minute deal that would set aside $600 billion in tax increases and across-the-board government spending cuts that are set to start within days. If Congress does not make that happen, the first bill brought up in the new year would be to reduce taxes for middle-income families, Obama told NB... more »

More snow!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago

Michigan hospital blazes trail in fungal meningitis fight

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 13 hours ago
After his first day working at St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital's newly created Fungal Outbreak Clinic, Dr David Vandenberg struggled to describe to his boss the enormity of what lay ahead. He settled on a line from the movie Jaws. "We're going to need a bigger boat," Vandenberg told Dr Lakshmi Halasyamani, chief medical officer of the Michigan hospital, echoing the film's local police chief after he first eyes a 25-foot (7.5-metre) killer shark. h ttp://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/30/us-usa-meningitis-michigan-idUSBRE8BT03X20121230

Child Sex Rings Reveal Unspeakable Acts of Power Elite

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Wikimedia image Nicholas West One of the most difficult things to convey to people who are relatively new to information that appears in the so-called alternative media is just how diabolical the controlling elite really are. People can seem to accept that the world is run by a bunch of ruthless bankers, or perhaps they realize that presidents and national leaders are puppets to corporate interests, or perhaps they even have come to grips with the fact that "The Elite" are willing to destroy nations and people to consolidate power and form a one-world government. Poison the planet... more »

Private Wealth and Public Squalor

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Today's *Toronto Star *reports that things have been as they are in Attawapiskat for decades -- and there's not a lot of hope that they will change: The community was founded in 1893 by Catholic missionaries. The steepled church, an aging grey structure next to the Attawapiskat River, remains the most striking structure. In 1901, the Hudson’s Bay Co. built a store here. Most natives lived in the bush at the time, hunting, trapping and fishing, and it was only in the 1930s that the settlement began to grow. Housing came in the 1970s, running water and sewage treatment arrived i... more »

5 Facts To Take Away From The Tragedy In Newtown

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Andrew Criscione Speak Liberty Now The recent school shooting in Newtown that killed 20 children and 6 adults is a horrific tragedy, and there are five very important facts to take away from it. *1.) Gun-free zones are extremely dangerous.* In Switzerland, where many adults carry semi-automatic weapons while in the course of their daily activities, “the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept.” (1) On the other extreme is Norway, where guns are very tightly controlled. This enabled a shooter to casually take his time massacring over 70 children at the equivalen... more »

2012 Bird List

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
I'm not really a big fan of lists in general since most lists I do are of all the errands and minutiae I have to attend to on my days off. When it comes to birding I don't keep many lists either other than maintaining a journal in which I check off species that I see. Earlier in the year I decided to start a yearly bird list along with the date (when applicable) of when I had my first sighting. Its a modest list as I've seen ones by professionals that I could only dream of. (According to this list from Bird Life International, there are something like 192 species to be found her... more »

Will House GOP Succeed Where Senate Republicans Failed? Inflicting More Pain On Hurricane Sandy Victims

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Bergen County's Scott Garrett sides with the Confederates against his own constituents Friday, the Senate passed a $60.4 billion aid package, 62-32, which the GOP tried cutting back. Much of the money will be used for long-term capital-intense projects to work on things like strengthening the NYC subway system and rebuilding New Jersey’s devastated shoreline and to further bolster FEMA, which has once again become an effective organization now that the shrinking government small enough to drown in a bath is no longer the underlying goal, as it was when Bush controlled the White Hous... more »

Sunni protesters attack Iraq official's convoy, guards wound two

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Bodyguards for Iraq's deputy prime minister wounded two people when they fired warning shots at Sunni protesters who pelted his convoy with bottles and stones on Sunday, witnesses said. The incident took place the city of Ramadi in western Anbar province, to where Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq had travelled to address people in an attempt to defuse sectarian tensions. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/30/us-iraq-protests-idUSBRE8BT04820121230

Pakistan militants kill 41 in mass execution, attack on Shi'ites

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Pakistani militants, who have escalated attacks in recent weeks, killed at least 41 people in two separate incidents, officials said on Sunday, challenging assertions that military offensives have broken the back of hardline Islamist groups. The United States has long pressured nuclear-armed ally Pakistan to crack down harder on both homegrown militants groups such as the Taliban and others which are based on its soil and attack Western forces in Afghanistan. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/30/us-pakistan-taliban-idUSBRE8BT00T20121230


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Saints-Panthers preview part II ~Gambit * *Could the new Panama Canal help save Louisiana's coast?: Bob Marshall* *Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries files petition for relief from subsidized shrimp* *Cheap Shrimp, Funded by Human Trafficking and Environmental Destruction* *Lady & Men Rollers Parade ~WWOZ*

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Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
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Nouel Alba who 'set up fake donation website for six-year-old Sandy Hook victim also had FOUR charity sites collecting money for victims of Superstorm Sandy'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Nouel Alba, 37, who was charged with lying to a federal agent for allegedly taking money from a Sandy Hook victim. when posed as a relative of Noah Pozner, pictured. It's now been alleged she also made up four charities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. It is unclear how much money she made from the sites, which have now been removed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254694/Noah-Pozner-site-Nouel-Alba-allegedly-Hurricane-Sandy-charity-sites.html
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