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Friday, December 7, 2012

7 December - Blogs I`m Following

English: Alum Creek Dam near Columbus, Ohio, U...
English: Alum Creek Dam near Columbus, Ohio, USA. The dam was constructed in 1974 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and water supply for the Columbus area. The view is to the northwest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Surry Mountain Dam and Lake on the As...
English: Surry Mountain Dam and Lake on the Ashuelot River in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA. The dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control on the Ashuelot River. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dredge Tauracavor 3 in New York Harbor
Dredge Tauracavor 3 in New York Harbor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We Clear The Way World War II poster for the U...
We Clear The Way World War II poster for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Proctor Lake, Texas, constructed by the Corps ...
Proctor Lake, Texas, constructed by the Corps of Engineers to provide flood control, drinking water, and recreation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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World's biggest trees dying 'alarmingly' fast

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 seconds ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/12/07/big-trees-dying.html

State laying groundwork for managed bankruptcy for Detroit

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 8 seconds ago
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121207/OPINION03/212070365/State-laying-groundwork-managed-bankruptcy-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

British Columbia is Booming Only In the Spin Zone

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 18 seconds ago
Fresh from the Straight Good`s truth zone... Canada adds 59,000 jobs in November, B.C. job numbers steady Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/economy/Canada+adds+59000+jobs+November+numbers+steady/7666420/story.html#ixzz2EO7rkiuu I`m not talking about that Vancouver Sun headline, I`m talking about the facts on the ground, Christy Clark`s jobs/propaganda campaign, and of course, the Vancouver Sun and Global BC`s pimping for Liberals campaign, and you can throw Daryll Bricker of Ipsos Reid and Vaughn Palmer into the bought spin zone mix too.. Vaughn Palmer in his last co... more »

Brujas adornando el arbol de navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 6 minutes ago
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Sentada en una banca en temporada de otoño

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 13 minutes ago
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America's Mini-Civil Wars

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 14 minutes ago
There's one brewing in the midwest, another raging in the southeast and a third building in the southwest. They're regional, inter-state conflicts over distribution of dwindling groundwater resources. In the southeast, the Army Corps of Engineers is under simultaneous attack by lawsuits from Georgia, Florida and Alabama, each state accusing the Corps of unfairly giving too much of their shared water resource to the others. It's a situation that could well worsen quickly as sea level rise begins to impact freshwater reserves including the Everglades. In the southwest, it's the C... more »

Osito con luz colgado en un arbol de navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 21 minutes ago
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Padre e hijo dando un paseo a su mascota

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 30 minutes ago
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2012: The end of Earth’s Arctic Era

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 40 minutes ago
[image: Times have changed: Over a century ago Robert Peary explored a very different Arctic. The 2012 record ice melts in Greenland and the Arctic ocean aren't flukes, but confirmation that the Arctic is racing ahead into a new and unknown climate state, said top US climate scientists on 6 December 2012. NOAA's People Collection] By Larry O'Hanlon 6 December 2012 This year's record ice melts in Greenland and the Arctic ocean aren't flukes, but confirmation that the Arctic is racing ahead into a new and unknown climate state, said top US climate scientists today. The announceme... more »

Rebels circle Damascus airport; Russia, U.S. downbeat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 43 minutes ago
Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone on Friday, while Moscow and Washington both sounded glum about the prospects of a diplomatic push to end the conflict. Fighting around the capital city has intensified over the past week, and Western officials have begun speaking about faster change on the ground in a 20-month-old conflict that has killed 40,000 people. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/07/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121207

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 43 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 16:18:42 UTC Saturday, December 08, 2012 at 02:18:42 AM at epicenter Location 37.707°N, 143.877°E Depth 32.6 km (20.3 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 269 km (167 miles) ESE (102°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

Interesting question

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 45 minutes ago
A similar question could be asked of nearly every single person sitting on Capitol Hill. [graphic via] Nearly all of them accrue significant nest eggs while they're in office and they leave their political careers with secure lifetime benefits far beyond what ordinary working people could even imagine. Pretty easy to then call for painful cuts to what were supposed to be guaranteed benefits to the people who paid for them over a lifetime when they aren't the ones who are going to feel the pain.

Wonder How A Truly Warlike Economy Looks? (A National Disgrace)

Oh yes it is. This is not a story about America's insanely bloated "defense" budget. It is not a story about the bent priorities this nation has come to accept; to wit: more than half of every dollar collected in taxes goes to warfare and spying, a multi-trillion dollar industry, while we reel through national "debates" about cutting health care benefits for old people and closing schools

Tipos de adornos de navidad - Arbol de navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 46 minutes ago
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The Occult Globalist Banksters That Control The U.S. Govt. Put Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, And Khomeini In Power

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 49 minutes ago
"Our government and the British government, not just the robber barons, funded Lenin to take over. That's mainline history. Our government put Mao in. That's now declassified. Our government helped put Hitler in. And why do they do that? Why are they putting Al-Qaeda in Libya and Syria? Why are they putting Al Qaeda-lite, the Muslim Brotherhood? It's backing the folks in Gaza, no matter which side of that you're on, because they're going to put the crazies in charge everywhere and then they're going to kill them. And then they're going to let the crazies attack us so the government c... more »

YouTube embed code changed?

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 1 hour ago
YouTube is apparently experimenting with new page-layouts and embed codes. Since a few days it is -except for - impossible to embed and run their videos from blogs, like this one. Also from the Wordpress world many complaints are coming. It's a pity that these 'experiments' (if any) prevent using uploaded YouTube materials. Maybe it's becoming time to find another video librarian? Let us wait and see if the below 3 examples of an embedded YT someday start working again... In a few hours the old code started to work, see below James Corbett about DARPA. Very interesting! ... more »

Old Pesticide Manufacturing Site Has Imminent Cleanup

By: Duane Craig Contaminated land on Whiteford Road in Whiteford, Md., nears a cleanup, according to this article. The soil on the site is laced with arsenic left behind from a chemical and fertilizer manufacturer. Up until 1976, the manufacturer released waste from its mixing operations into a pond on the property. The waste then flowed through a ditch and into a nearby stream. While the chemical operation stopped using the pond in the 1970s, the adjacent packing company continued to use it for years afterward. On the soil’s surface, arsenic has been recorded at 459 parts per bill... more »

Camino por las zonas verdes del bosque

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 1 hour ago
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British Nurse Hoaxed by Australian Radio DJs Takes Own Life

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
Jacintha Saldanha was on duty when two Aussie DJs tricked her into thinking they were the Queen and Prince Charles calling for an update on the Duchess of Cambridge. Saldanha put the call through to a duty nurse who divulged confidential, intimate information about the expectant royal. Just before 9:30, London time, this morning Saldanha was found unconscious. She died shortly afterward from an apparent suicide. A spokesman for St. James Palace said at no time did the palace complain but, instead, offered its full support to the nurses. Saldanha was a married mother of two.

The Storm is Brewing ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 hour ago
It's taken far too long. But more and more, you'll notice that the harpercon trolls are starting to mutter rather than bray like jackasses. More and more, people are saying: "How long are we supposed to endure this?" More and more, Canadians (the sane, intelligent ones) are getting fed up with the ridiculous nonsense of the harper regime. As a people, we will NOT tolerate the blatant theft of the electoral process. Canadians are an apathetic lot. And when they're not apathetic, they're patient. Canadians have been waiting for some sort of official response to the disputed May 2011 ... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 16:11:56 UTC Saturday, December 08, 2012 at 02:11:56 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.810°N, 143.741°E Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 224 km (139 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Jacintha Saldanha Commits Suicide after Taking Prank Call from Australian DJs

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A nurse working at the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, who was duped by a prank phone call, has died in a suspected suicide. Jacintha Saldanha, who has worked at the hospital for four years, was found dead at an address near King Edward VII's hospital in London on Friday morning. The hospital confirmed she had been the victim of a hoax phone call in which two Australian DJs phoned up about Kate, who was being treated for severe morning sickness. http://news.sky.com/story/1022287/royal-prank-call-nurse-commits-suicide

Una estrella fugaz en el nacimiento de Jesus

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 1 hour ago
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Loud Rumbling Sounds in Southern Wisconsin, USA

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
These noises were heard on Saturday September 01, 2012. These rumbling noises went on and off from 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. It was not fighter jets, no thunder, not a train, and all labor day festivities were done by 10:30 p.m. You may need to turn your speakers up to listen.

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 16:01:54 UTC Saturday, December 08, 2012 at 02:01:54 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.723°N, 143.868°E Depth 30.7 km (19.1 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 238 km (147 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Graph of the Day: Value of Logs and Sawn Timber Imports Into China From All Countries, 2000-2011

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 1 hour ago
[image: Value (US$) of logs and sawn timber imports into China from all countries, 2000-2011. EIA, 2012] China is now the biggest importer, exporter, and consumer of illegal timber in the world. Its footprint impacts vital forest ecosystems ranging from neighbouring countries such as Myanmar to remote areas of Africa. With domestic forests incapable of meeting surging demand, China has a gaping and growing timber deficit that can only be filled by imports. In 2011, China imported a massive 180 million cubic metres (RWE), a three-fold increase since 2000. Recently, supply restrict... more »

Pesticide in Tap Water Linked to Increased Food Allergies

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
Pesticide-Chemical in Tap Water Linked to Increase in Food Allergies By Mike Barrett, Natural Society 06 December 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/14893-pesticide-chemical-in-tap-water-linked-to-increase-in-food-allergies [Excerpted] Using government data, researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology sought out to find the potential link between pesticides and food allergies. They were particularly interested in dichlorophenols, a class of chemical compounds encompassing the well-known herbicide used in Agent Orange, 2,4-D. For their rese... more »

M408: Sheer Cynical Posturing

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 hour ago
At Rabble today, Joyce Arthur has a terrific article on the newest fetus fetishist gambit, Motion 408, to condemn sex selective abortion. She makes a bunch of excellent points, including this unintentional revelation of what they really think of those murderous sluts poor coerced women. Warawa wants Parliament to "condemn this worst form of discrimination against females," which he calls "gender violence -- gendercide." But women are the ones having sex-selection abortions, which means Warawa is accusing women of violence and gendercide -- and courtesy of MP Stella Ambler -- "atro... more »

COMING CRISIS ALERT: Syrian "intervention", military invasion imminent -- December 7, 2012

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*The Coming Crisis now has sufficient information to make the announcement that a military invasion of Syria is likely to happen sometime soon. Various nations, including the United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia have stationed fleets off the Syrian coast containing thousands of marines, carriers and air forces. Arab nations are also preparing their military forces for the intervention, with Saudi Arabia moving its troops to the border, and the smaller nations preparing their air power. This may very well lead into a direct conflict with Iran and Hezbollah, although the d... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 15:15:31 UTC Saturday, December 08, 2012 at 01:15:31 AM at epicenter Location 37.800°N, 143.850°E Depth 35.8 km (22.2 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 233 km (144 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan 233 km (144 miles) SE of Ofunato, Japan

We Hear A Lot Of Hype About Premier Wall's 'Saskatchewan Advantage' - Here's The Reality: Case # 1

leftdog at Buckdog - 2 hours ago
Regina homeless man too sick for shelter, not sick enough for hospitalization REGINA — *The executive director of Carmichael Outreach worries Regina’s homeless population will fall through the cracks this winter, after her calls for help Thursday went unanswered.* *Danielle Goulden made eight calls to six different health-care branches when a homeless man who Goulden described as severely incontinent and in declining health showed up at Carmichael in the morning.* *Each one referred her to another. The man’s story calls into question what services are available for those who are to... more »

Paris: NATO-Arab Syria intervention imminent

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*More here:* http://www.debka.com/article/22594/Paris-NATO-Arab-Syria-intervention-imminent

Show Some Respect

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 2 hours ago
No sooner has it been announced that the nurse who took *that* prank radio call was found dead earlier today, the Twitterati have been piling in with the glee of the ignorant and the self righteous. Quite possibly the worst contribution I've seen is the following (I've kept the author anonymous to protect him from his own stupidity). He wrote "I hope those Australian DJs have a guilty conscience for the rest of their lives. Disgusting. #RIP" No doubt the DJs in question will thanks to the efforts of dumb, callous comments like this. You've got to ask what going on in someone's head... more »

Nasa releases stunning satellite images of the Earth at night

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
*View entire amazing gallery here:* http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-releases-stunning-satellite-images-of-the-earth-at-night-8389372.html

Africa’s lion population plummets by two thirds in 50 years, study finds

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
[image: This lioness was killed on 20 June 2012, along with her sister and four cubs in Sholinge, Kenya, just outside Nairobi National Park. The lionesses had gone into a cattle area to teach the cubs to hunt. Nickson Parmisa / Wildlife Direct] By Miguel Llanos, NBC News 6 December 2012 Africa's lions are running out of habitat and some populations, especially those in West Africa, are running toward extinction, according to a study published Tuesday. Using new satellite data, a research team at Duke University found that about 75 percent of Africa's savannahs were fragmented by ... more »

Cat parasite toxoplasma uses 'Trojan horse' to infect human brain and may cause suicidal thoughts and risk-taking

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cat-parasite-toxoplasma-uses-trojan-horse-to-infect-human-brain-and-may-cause-suicidal-thoughts-and-risktaking-8390165.html

Power, Politics and Sorcery in Latin America

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 2 hours ago
*Power, Politics and Sorcery in Latin America* *By Scott Corrales (c) 2012* In July 2009, the notorious “Wonkette” blog published a story that made the rounds of the Internet with the speed of a stray neutrino: Mrs. Marian Robinson – better known to the whole world as President Barack Obama’s mother-in-law, was supposedly a practitioner of “Afro Hispanic magic” (Santería). The report, sourced to Jane Mayer of Townhall, indicated that the then newly-sworn-in head of state was livid at discovering that Mrs. Robinson was actively practicing her devotions within the hall... more »

Dutch to Send Turkey 2 Patriot Systems

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
The Dutch government approved a NATO request Friday to send two batteries of Patriot missile defense systems to Turkey, following in Germany's footsteps, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said. Parliament must sign off on the Cabinet decision, but Prime Minister Mark Rutte's two-party coalition has a comfortable majority in the 150-seat lower house, so the vote is expected to be a formality. The Dutch decision comes a day after Germany agreed to send two Patriot batteries and troops to Turkey's southern border with Syria at NATO's request. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireSt... more »

Royal Prank Call Receptionist 'Kills Herself'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
The receptionist who put through a prank call at the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge is understood to have committed suicide. The woman, was the first to pick up the phone to the Australian DJs pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles, and put the call through to the nurse caring for the Duchess. http://news.sky.com/story/1022287/royal-prank-call-receptionist-commits-suicide

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 14:32:17 UTC Saturday, December 08, 2012 at 12:32:17 AM at epicenter Location 37.762°N, 143.637°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 247 km (154 miles) ESE (102°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

The All New, New Transatlantic Pivot – Trade

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
This is a guest post by Sean Kay. Professor Kay is chair of the International Studies program and professor of politics at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is also Mershon Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University. He has written extensively on NATO and Europe, with his most recent book, Global Continue reading

The Deceptive, Destructive ALEC Mechanism

2old2care at Because I Can - 2 hours ago
In an article released on PRWatch – the truly destructive and horrific process of the ALEC legislative process is revealed. Many might read it and think - ti's the same old, same old - BUT IT IS NOT. New information released in this article - creates a new lens by which to judge the actions of your ALEC legislators. (My emphasis) All legislators who are ALEC Task Force members *are eligible for generous offers of flights and hotel rooms from the Task Force Scholarship Fund*, *paid for by the task force’s corporate members*. *How do legislators earn the privilege of task force m... more »

Egypt's crisis will cost Mursi, even if he prevails

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Demonstrators rejected a call from Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi for a national dialogue after deadly clashes around his palace and demanded the "downfall of the regime" - the chant that brought down Hosni Mubarak. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/07/us-egypt-politics-idUSBRE8B30GP20121207

Jihad Jane: From abuse to a chat room, a martyr is made

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
The American who called herself Jihad Jane read the words on her computer screen. Colleen LaRose was fiddling on the Internet, passing time in her duplex near Philadelphia, when the call to martyrdom arrived from halfway around the world. The order came from an al-Qaeda operative. The date: March 22, 2009. This was it, she thought. Her chance. At 45, LaRose was ready to become somebody. A compact woman with a seventh-grade education, LaRose was a recent convert to Islam. She found a place for herself quickly, raising money and awareness online for the plight of her Muslim brothers... more »

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 5.3 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 14:08:43 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 10:08:43 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.745°N, 88.101°E Depth 16.1 km (10.0 miles) Region SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA Distances 234 km (145 miles) ENE of Qiemo, China

Doha climate talks stall over draft text wording

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Local and international activists march to demand action on climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, 1 December 2012. AP Photo] By Fiona Harvey 7 December 2012 Doha, Qatar (guardian.co.uk) – Talks aimed at a global agreement on climate change appeared stalled on Friday, with countries failing to agree on the wording of the draft texts that will form the outcome of the fortnight-long UN conference in Doha. Delegates reported "tough going" and "frustratingly slow progress", as a key text that was supposed to be delivered overnight in its near-final draft fo... more »

When Energy is Scarce, This Village Voluntarily Powers Down

Photo courtesy: Shaun Merritt/CC BY 2.0 We already know that smart grid technologies could cut peak power demand by 20%, but this is particularly important in remote communities where energy security is fragile. That's why Hawaii is experimenting with demand response technologies, powering down lights and appliances in businesses and homes when the wind stops blowing. Now Business Green has an interesting case study of the Faroe Islands' demand response experiments, where 3 major businesses account for a full 10% of the islands energy use. These businesses — all involved in one wa... more »

Death toll from Typhoon Bopha tops 500 in Philippines

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 3 hours ago
[image: Villagers wash their clothes amidst a destroyed banana plantation after Typhoon Bopha hit Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 5 December 2012. Erik De Castro / Reuters] NEW BATAAN, Philippines, 7 December 2012 (AP) – Rescuers were digging through mud and debris Friday to retrieve more bodies strewn across a farming valley in the southern Philippines by a powerful typhoon. The death toll from the storm has surpassed 500, with more than 400 people missing. More than 310,000 people have lost their homes since Typhoon Bopha struck Tuesday and are crowded inside evacuation... more »

Mike DeWine Attorney General of Ohio

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 3 hours ago
The United States needs many more people in leadership roles like Mike DeWine. Please read this article.

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 3 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Johnny Bench, 65. Plenty of good stuff today: 1. Stuart Rothenberg has the best case I've seen for waiting a bit before diving into 2014 (or presumably 2016). I'm on the other side, but I have little to disagree with. See also Walter Shapiro. I disagree with more there (what's wrong with categorizing the nomination chances of potential/earlybird candidates?), but he makes some fair points. 2. Bad news for now for everyone who cares about good political reporting: David Dayen is leaving FDL, and generally going on hiatus. I feel as if the times I've mentioned Day... more »

In Their Sights

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
The Harperites are gunning for Justin Trudeau. Michael Harris writes this morning that: Not only does the Harper government have the magic wand of incumbency, it has the ruthless machinery to destroy its opponents. The political roadkill is everywhere. And the coming assault on Trudeau hangs in the air like an unspent thunderstorm ready to burst. And, on the other side, Justin's recent pronouncements on the Nexxen deal and the gun registry have made progressives uneasy. But he stands for an old idea -- which, in the Harper era, seems remarkably fresh: “Our democracy is in troubl... more »

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 12:58:07 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 10:58:07 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.877°N, 143.663°E Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 215 km (133 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 12:48:51 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 10:48:51 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.535°N, 143.715°E Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 234 km (145 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 12:33:37 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 10:33:37 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.555°N, 143.651°E Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 227 km (141 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 12:05:27 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 10:05:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.853°N, 143.735°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 222 km (137 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

Bogobrush: A Toothbrush You Can Care About

Photo courtesy: © Bogobrush Beautifully designed, ecologically sound, and socially-minded are not phrases we associate with toothbrushes. But maybe they should be. Recently profiled on Design Milk, Bogobrush is a biodegradable toothbrush on a mission to bring healthy smiles to people across the country that do not have accesses to dental care. Growing up the children of a dentist, the brother and sister team of John and Heather McDougall seemed destined to design a product that brought social awareness, and environmental action to something as mundane as brushing your teeth. Ac... more »

Beyond The Phony Battle Over The Bush Tax Cuts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Despite the insanity on GOP talk shows that dominate the airwaves (like the one above), a new Quinnipiac poll shows Obama with a 53-40% job approval rating, his best in three years. "And by a wider 53 - 36 percent they trust the president and Democrats more than Republicans to avoid the 'Fiscal Cliff'... By a huge 67 - 23 percent margin, voters oppose eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction, but strongly favor, 62 - 28 percent, limiting the deduction to the first $500,000 of mortgage debt. By 56 - 35 percent, voters favor eliminating that deduction for second homes. Voter... more »

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
George Herbert

Friday Morning Linkage

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
Driving in Russia: And also: Justin Gengler on… well… just go read. In a move sure (not) to keep NATO defense planners up at night, China and Belarus hold a joint exercise. Long-term US unemployment as a loss of weak ties? National Geographic reports on the wave of politically-motivated self-immolations in Tibet (via 3QD). Arms Control Continue reading

Michigan - The Hell Hole of ALEC Experimentation

2old2care at Because I Can - 4 hours ago
Michigan has been the hell-hole of ALEC policy. Every nasty possible thing that ALEC offers has been pushed and pushed and implemented in Michigan. ALEC-ers are determined to make Michigan the horror story of ALEC policy implementation. The extremely sad thing is that the entire ALEC experiment is based on a free-market philosophy that has NOT been successfully implemented anywhere in the world. Even knowing that, ALEC state legislators just push ALEC legislation and policy - knowing that they are doing irreparable harm to their states. The latest is this: LANSING, Mich. — Republic... more »

MAX CLIFFORD, PAMELA BORDES, OLIVER NORTH, SPOOKS...

Anon at aangirfan - 4 hours ago
*Max Clifford.* "PR Guru Max Clifford revealed his fondness for the Jewish community during a fundraiser..." The Jewish Chronicle - Max factor Max Clifford, in 1962, went to work for the press office of the EMI music company. "EMI was a key member of Britain's military intelligence establishment." (The Roots of Rock) Clifford claims he was given the job of promoting an unknown group called The Beatles In 1970 aged 27, Clifford started his own agency named Max Clifford Associates. Among those he represented were Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Paul Simon, Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gay... more »

Is The Florida Commission On Human Relations A Malignant Force Against Employees?

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 4 hours ago
The Florida Commission on Human Relations is the state equivalent of EEOC. In order to sue under the Florida Civil Rights Act, you must first file a Charge of Discrimination with them and let them investigate. They have a deal with EEOC that, if you file in Florida with EEOC you're automatically filed with them, and vice versa. Truthfully, I rarely deal with FCHR, because I usually file with EEOC. The Florida chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, of which I am a proud member, just issued a scathing report about FCHR. The report refers to the human rights commission... more »

Interview with Robert Scott Bell - EU Citizens Unwittingly Paid Monsanto To Help Defeat Prop 37 In California

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 5 hours ago
29 November 2012 *It turns out that at the same time Monsanto was helping to finance the defeat of Prop 37 in California, the EU gave some bailout money to Monsanto because they were unsuccessful in opening up markets in Eastern Europe. The EU gave them 40 million to feather their nest. This is what happens when an EU Commission is formed behind closed doors outside the democractic process. If European taxpayers only knew how their tax money is being spent, this most likely would not have happened. * *Please listen to the above interview to get the full story:* *http://NextNe... more »

Chomsky on Climate Change Denial

Phil at A Very Public Sociologist - 6 hours ago
*The Chomsky interview, *How Climate Change Became a 'Liberal Hoax'* has been doing the round on the internet in recent weeks. Below I've provided a transcript of the talk relevant specifically to the construction of the liberal hoax mythology that has been assiduously cultivated by American oil elites and their lackeys. Please note this is not a word perfect reproduction of what Chomsky says as it has very slightly been reworked to make it readable. The rest of the video is given over to the discussion of the appalling US healthcare system and the industrial futures of the country... more »

Breakfast

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Cut me, Mick ~Moosedenied* ~Look, I understand that for the most part this team has been a barely-legible facsimile of itself all season, and that's not likely to change over the next month. Sean Payton ain't walking though that door until February. Even Drew has had his head up his ass lately. And if you can't trust Drew, who the hell *can *you trust? I get it. But, goddammit, there just *has *to be a reason why the Football Gods and the other NFC wildcard hopefuls simply refuse to put the Saints down for good. *Dangerous gas discovered at sinkhole Thursday* *Government agency has... more »

US, French Troops Prepare For Syria Invasion In Response To “Chemical Weapons” Threat

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention. While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action “within days” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports. http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/12/07/us-french-troops-prepa... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 09:56:27 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 07:56:27 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.572°N, 143.775°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 236 km (146 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

F-35 Purchase Cancelled

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
OTTAWA — The F-35 jet fighter purchase, the most persistent thorn in the federal government's side and the subject of a devastating auditor-general's report last spring, is dead. Faced with the imminent release of an audit by accountants KPMG that will push the total projected life-cycle costs of the aircraft above $30 billion, the operations committee of the federal Cabinet decided to scrap the controversial sole-source program and go back to the drawing board, a source familiar with the decision said.

Women Organizing Protest In Egypt

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
A source in Egypt said the Morsi dictator regime sent thugs with shotguns and machete's into the crowd of protestors yesterday, killing scores of people. In an act that seems to be living proof of the divine feminine rising on this planet, the women of Cairo organized a massive protest, the largest yet, and crowds swept into the gates of the Presidential palace. Soldiers and tanks observed but did not intervene. Morsi was rushed out the back of the palace in a security car before the crowd broke into the palace doors. The people of Egypt do not want a religious constitution. T... more »

Ancient Aliens Debunked

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago

Russia, U.S. talk as Syria events "accelerate on the ground"

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The two superpowers divided by Syria's civil war met head to head on Thursday, with signs emerging that Russia might curb its support for President Bashar al-Assad and Washington saying events were gathering speed on the ground. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Dublin on the sidelines of a security conference, at a time when rebel advances have brought the 20-month war to the doorstep of the capital Damascus. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/07/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121207

Snow Alert: UK Faces 'Beast From The East'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Britain is facing a weather front dubbed the "Beast from the East" next week - with heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures. Temperatures could plummet as low as -6C around London as icy winds blow in over the eastern coast. Forecasters are also predicting "lots of snow" from Monday - "obliterating" East Anglia and spreading to southeastern areas. http://news.sky.com/story/1022049/snow-alert-cold-weather-beast-to-hit-uk

Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 7 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/12/07/japan-earthquake.html *Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan* The Associated Press Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:41 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 7, 2012 4:37 AM ET A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Authorities issued a warning of a possible tsunami. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. local... more »

US Aircraft Carrier Arrives Off Syrian Coast

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Amidst Turkey getting NATO approval to line up Patriot anti-missile systems on its border and with US officials indicating that the consequence of President Bashar Al-Assad using chemical weapons will be military intervention, the USS Eisenhower has arrived off the coast of Syria to send a clear signal that direct confrontation could be near. http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/12/06/us-aircraft-carrier-arrives-off-syrian-coast/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel of the southern sky. Also known as NGC 104, it roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy along with around 200 other globular star clusters. The second brightest globular cluster (after Omega Centauri) as seen from planet Earth, it lies about 13,000 light-years away and can be spotted naked-eye near the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in the constellation of the Toucan. *Click image for larger size. * Of course, the SMC is some 210,000 light-years distant, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and not physically close to 47 Tuc. Stars on the o... more »

Czech president won't sign ESM

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
When the Treaty of Lisbon was debated, Czech president Václav Klaus displayed some resistance, reflecting the will of all the Europeans who realize that such treaties are counterproductive. At the end, due to the nearly unanimous agreement of the "European political elite", he surrendered. A related issue is being debated these days: ESM, the European Stability Mechanism known as the "eurowall" in Czechia (well, more precisely, "euroval" in Czech and Slovak but the similarly sounding English term is an almost exact translation, "val" is something like an embankment). It's been de... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“If you frequently give yourself permission to doodle, wander, and be totally unproductive, and you actually relish such interludes, I can guarantee that your genius, creativity, and productivity will increase exponentially. I've seen it happen a billion times. Operative words, were "frequently," "permission," and "relish"; does not work with "stingily," "regret," and "guilt." “Through the roof,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” www.tut.com

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 09:23:04 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 07:23:04 PM at epicenter Location 37.822°N, 144.175°E Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 292 km (182 miles) E (98°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan *NOTE: This earthquake has been listed by USGS as a 4.8 Magnitude, when in Fact it measured 5.5 Magnitude with a depth of just 10km.* 18:23 JST 07 Dec 2012 37.9N 144.0E 10 km 5.5 Magnitude Sanriku Ok

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 09:13:23 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 07:13:23 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.721°N, 143.746°E Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 228 km (141 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Thanks for stopping by.

Paulo Coelho, "The Good Fight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Good Fight"* by Paulo Coelho "In 1986, I went for the first and only time on the pilgrimage known as the Way to Santiago, an experience I described in my first book. We had just finished walking up a small hill, a village appeared on the horizon, and it was then that my guide, whom I shall call Petrus (although that was not his name), said to me: "We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don’t... more »

North Korean leader cracking down on dissent, South says

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
North Korea's new young leader is using an imminent rocket launch to bolster his prestige internally and crack down on dissent amid signs the transition of power is not going as smoothly as planned, a top South Korean official said on Friday. The isolated North is to launch a rocket carrying what it says is a satellite between December 10-22 in a move that has been condemned by the United States, South Korea and Japan as they believe it is designed to test technology for a long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/07/us-korea... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 09:01:53 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 07:01:53 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.741°N, 143.543°E Depth 35.3 km (21.9 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 210 km (130 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

PREPARING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Andrei Iltchenko knows exactly what he is going to do when the world comes to an end on December 21. "We are buying food and alcohol for the apocalypse. Then we will descend into our bunker and happily close the hatch door," the Ukrainian student from Dnipropetrovsk, near Kiev, says. He and his companions plan to celebrate the end of the world with a "last supper" complete with plenty of food and drink in a Soviet-era underground bunker. http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/15580470/preparing-for-the-end-of-the-world/

Berlusconi party racks up tension with Italy government

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party withdrew its support for Italy's technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti on Thursday, setting up a conflict that could force an early election. The People of Freedom (PDL) walked out of a Senate confidence vote on a package of economic measures and said it would abstain in a separate confidence vote in the lower house later in the afternoon after criticism of Berlusconi from a senior government minister. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/italy-vote-idUSL5E8N67K720121206

Russia sees slim chance of resolving Syria crisis at talks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested there is only a slim chance of finding a solution to the crisis in Syria at talks with the United States and international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, according to comments published on Friday. Lavrov, who met Brahimi and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Dublin on Thursday, confirmed a U.S. State Department official's statement that U.S. and Russian officials would hold a follow-up meeting with Brahimi in coming days. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/07/syria-crisis-russia-idUSL5E8N71N920121207

Rights group: Israeli strike on Gaza home unlawful

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A leading human rights group on Friday accused Israel of violating the laws of war when it killed 12 civilians in an airstrike during its recent conflict with Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. Israel's army countered that Palestinian terrorists were to blame for hiding in civilian buildings. Israel launched its air assault on Gaza last month to try to stop frequent rocket barrages at southern Israel. The conflict ended after eight days with an Egyptian-brokered truce. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4316886,00.html

Egypt braces for protests after Morsi calls for talks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Egypt is bracing for a day of fresh protests after opposition leaders reacted angrily to a televised speech by President Mohammed Morsi. Mr Morsi, under fire for issuing a decree that gives him sweeping new powers, had invited all major political factions to a meeting on Saturday. But an opposition spokesman said the president had missed a historic chance for compromise. Late on Thursday, the Cairo offices of the Muslim Brotherhood were attacked. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20636420

Philippine death toll due to "Bopha" climbs to 418

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Death toll in the Philippines due to Typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo) has continued to rise to 418 based on the latest data released Friday by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). NDRRMC Executive Director Benito Ramos said Friday that of the reported deaths, only 73 cadavers were identified, while most of the unidentified victims came from southern Philippine province of Compostela Valley. There were 383 people who were still missing, he added. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-12/07/c_132025624.htm

Whale Rotting On Malibu Beach

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A 40-foot whale carcass has washed ashore on one of Southern California's most pristine beaches and has begun to rot while authorities try to decide who should remove it. The 40,000-pound (18,143kg) male fin whale washed up in Malibu on Monday, not far from homes owned by singers Barbra Streisand and Bob Dylan. Los Angeles County lifeguards had the idea of trying to pull the carcass out to sea but were unsure if they could manage the job. http://news.sky.com/story/1021868/whale-rotting-on-malibu-celebrities-beach

Bomb Found Before Clinton's N Ireland Visit

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A bomb has been discovered in a car in Londonderry just hours before US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to visit Northern Ireland. The "viable explosive device" was discovered after officers investigating dissident republican activity stopped the vehicle in the Creggan area on Thursday evening, police said. Two men aged 47 and 49 were arrested at the scene at about 8.40pm. Two others, also in their 40s, were detained later. http://news.sky.com/story/1021923/bomb-found-before-clintons-n-ireland-visit

Japan Earthquake Sparks Tsunami Alert

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A tsunami alert has been issued for Japan's northeast coast after a strong earthquake shook buildings as far away as Tokyo. The tremor struck in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 23 miles, and the epicentre was 285 miles from the capital. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the US Geological Survey said, adding that there was no risk of a widespread tsunami. http://news.sky.com/story/1022016/japan-earthquake-sparks-tsunami-alert

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.5 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 08:48:15 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 06:48:15 PM at epicenter Location 37.849°N, 143.581°E Depth 34.8 km (21.6 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 240 km (149 miles) E (100°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.0 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 07:29:22 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 11:59:22 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.559°N, 70.160°E Depth 208.3 km (129.4 miles) Region HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN Distances 27 km (16 miles) E of Farkhar, Afghanistan

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 02:25:46 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 12:25:46 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 5.301°S, 151.427°E Depth 94.2 km (58.5 miles) Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 139 km (86 miles) SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake BOUVET ISLAND REGION - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 01:35:09 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 01:35:09 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 54.094°S, 1.928°W Depth 17.4 km (10.8 miles) Region BOUVET ISLAND REGION Distances 346 km (214 miles) W of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake PAKISTAN - 6th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 23:26:56 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 04:26:56 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 28.498°N, 66.103°E Depth 27.4 km (17.0 miles) Region PAKISTAN Distances 15 km (9 miles) W of Surab, Pakistan

TSUNAMI WARNING NORTHERN JAPAN: GET TO HIGHER GROUND

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Warnings from Japanese Stations. STAY AWAY FROM THE COAST - GET TO HIGHER GROUND OR TALL BUILDINGS

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 6.2 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 08:31:14 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 06:31:14 PM at epicenter Location 37.939°N, 143.763°E Depth 29.2 km (18.1 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 254 km (158 miles) E (97°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 6th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 20:42:15 UTC Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 05:42:15 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 22.009°S, 68.410°W Depth 106.6 km (66.2 miles) Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Distances 73 km (45 miles) NE of Calama, Chile

7.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 7.3 Date-Time Friday, December 07, 2012 at 08:18:24 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 06:18:24 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.889°N, 144.090°E Depth 36.1 km (22.4 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 245 km (152 miles) SE of Kamaishi, Japan SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 1018 PM HST 06 DEC 2012 COORDINATES - 37.7 NORTH 144.6 EAST LOCATION - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN MA... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 6th December 2012

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 9 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 20:32:05 UTC Friday, December 07, 2012 at 05:32:05 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 35.561°N, 140.083°E Depth 66.9 km (41.6 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 4 km (2 miles) N of Ichihara, Japan

Breaking! Amtrak rider seen heading north!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012* *Won't be posting till Saturday:* We're off on a matter of national import and don't expect to post today. As we head north, we still have this question troubling our minds: As he continued, how did Glenn Kessler explain "The Facts" about the workings of Social Security? That and other vital matters will be on the docket when our labors resume. We're not trying to single out Kessler! Our side has never created a clear response to the disinformation machine which has confused so many people for so many years concerning the workings of this program. That ... more »

Lions of Delos?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
I extracted this from Dale Drinnon's blog and it covers the Lions of Delos which is our starting point. My postings of the giant sloth conjecture informs us exactly just what this creature happens to be. Unsurprisingly, the usual depictions drawn from skeletons of a Giant Sloth are dead wrong. As the statues show us, the animal did not sport a huge belly but was more tiger like. The Giant Sloth could process plant material but did not when it could simply convert any kill into a maggot cache. It is also noted that the African Nandi Bear only eats the brain of a ki... more »

Japanese Support for Whaling at Only 26.8%

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
There may come a day in which the whale population or some part of it will need to be managed. However, that is generally centuries in the future at best. It is also plausible that communication will be achievable and the whales can become active participants in the management of the seas themselves. We need them if that becomes possible. In the meantime, we need to support efforts to change the Japanese consensus itself. Without popular support the Japanese double game cannot end without considerable loss of face. A change of consensus allows a backing down in the face ... more »

Induction Heating for Home Cooking

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
The advent of new magnetic materials have made induction heating both practical and attractive. Thus the new generation of cooking systems that also include convection ovens and really good microwave ovens, although their propensity to fry up when you make a mistake and put metal inside will continue to haunt consumers. Someone needs to think out a sensor system to prevent that. It is all getting much better, not that we are not utterly spoiled now. I suspect that those cast iron pots and pans will even come back into vogue regardless of the weight. No other pot system ... more »

Natural Remedy For Bed Bugs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This is one inconvenience that we need to see the back end of quickly. Thus this report is great news and will surely be implemented. The bed bug has been making a thorough comeback simply because it requires draconian measures with the full commitment of society to eliminate it. Thus when we inevitably lower our guard and give it a chance it gets on board. In ten years it has gone from zero to been an expensive threat everywhere. Having a powder to produce a hostile environment is a solution that every building manager will be happy to deploy. *Scientists Discover ... more »

Unfinished Business: The Unspoken Link Between Dispersants and Sick Children in the Gulf of Mexico by Riki Ott

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
Source of picture: http://www.examiner.com/article/censored-gulf-news-people-bleeding-internally-millions-poisoned-says-epa-whistleblowerUnfinished Business: The Unspoken Link Between Dispersants and Sick Children in the Gulf of Mexicoby Riki Ott Huffinton Post via Food Freedom News, 6 December 2012 All six of Julie Creppel’s young children are sick. Vomiting. Blisters all over their bodies, even in their throats. Boils. Severe headaches that wake them up screaming at night. Nausea. Fevers. Diarrhea. Stomach spasms that contort their bodies in pain. Skin lesions. Psoriasis. No... more »

Northeast US Mumps Outbreak Involved 97% Vaccinated Children by Kenny Valenzuela

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
Northeast US Mumps Outbreak Involved 97% Vaccinated Childrenby Kenny Valenzuela Food Freedom News, 6 December 2012 The *New England Journal of Medicine* has recently *released conclusions*to the media of a manufactured mumps outbreak of 2009 which occurred in New York City, two upstate New York counties, and one New Jersey County. There were a total of 3,502 cases of salivary-gland swelling and other symptoms clinically compatible with mumps of which 1,648 were confirmed with clinical specimens. The results covered in the video report below indicate that 97% of the cases tested ... more »

Hockey-starved Canucks pray for brawl as Peter Van Loan channels Darrel Stinson

david at Alberta Diary - 10 hours ago
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien gets up close and personal with a protester. Below: NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, Tory chuck-a-bub Peter Van Loan, Liberal Fuddle-Duddler Pierre Trudeau, New Democrat Nathan Cullen, known for his gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. Maybe I’ve just spent too much time hanging around the dojo, but ... more »

BUSH, BOB MARLEY, FOSTERING, EGYPT, SYRIA...

Anon at aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*Bush and a scout.* "One of Bush's alleged former boyfriends, Anthony Berusca (class of '70), told The Dallas Morning News that Bush was 'deeply conflicted about being gay, even somewhat self-hating'... "Bush claimed to be straight, born again, and engaged to Laura Welch. "Kitty Kelly in *THE FAMILY* wrote that Bush's twin daughters were not his offspring, but from a donor at a fertility clinic. "Bush at all-male Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts was 'head' cheerleader. "Drama club and cheerleading are where the gay boys hang out. "George earned the nickname Lips Bu... more »

The Legitimacy of the Harper Majority is No Longer In Question. It's Over, Finished.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 10 hours ago
It wasn't just a troubled warplane that crashed and burned with Harper's decision to cancel the purchase of the troubled F-35 light bomber. The legitimacy of the Harper majority government crashed and burned alongside it. In addition to the robocalls and other election chicanery, Harper won his majority by lying his ass off about the true cost of the F-35 programme. Harper lied, MacKay lied, the whole sorry lot of them lied straight into the faces of the Canadian public. Look at it this way. If the Harper regime's chronic and blatant lying had been exposed just a few days be... more »

At the end of the lens

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 11 hours ago
We must be getting pretty close now; this Quest is but two days from completion. With binoculars we could most likely see our destination. What does it look like? How about this? Or this (which I think must be a given)? Perception with only our eyes is limited. We’ll have to rely on our most powerful perceptual organ – our heart. On the surface, life at the end of this Quest will “look” the way it does now. We will be people doing our jobs and having relationships. You’ll have to listen carefully to hear the Agape. There will be an absence of sarcasm, a ... more »

US, NATO, GCC-backed Terrorists Preparing Chemical Attack?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
A troubling video appears on YouTube showing rebel fighters testing chemical weapons in Syria. [image: Tekkim chemical containers in the hands of Syrian Rebels]*December 7, 2012* (Syria Tribune) - While President Obama is busy talking about Syria’s chemical weapons, a troubling video appears on YouTube yesterday showing what appears to be a rebel group testing chemical weapons on lab rabbits, and threatening to use them against Syrian civilians on a sectarian basis. The video (see here) starts with several scenes showing chemical containers with Tekkim labels (Tekkim is a Turkish c... more »

News from the Jews

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 12 hours ago
Once again, I’d like to highlight a few recent news items from the Jewish press. You can really learn a lot reading the Jewish press, and gain a deeper insight into the true nature of organized Jewry, as we’ll see here. Gary Osen, writing in *The Times of Israel*, argues that journalists are in fact military targets, but only when they are documenting the crimes of and resisting the usurping, illegitimate Jewish state occupying Palestine. Anyone resisting the terrorist state of “Israel”, intellectually, physically, or both, is a "terrorist" and a legitimate target according to this ... more »

Clinton vows to thwart "new Soviet Union"

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a5b15b14-3fcf-11e2-9f71-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2EKqguDBN

Only Once Has Canada's Minister of Defence Taken Part In A 'Peace Keeping Mission' Since Harper Became PM

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*Pity ... we were once a proud and respected nation that put our military between warring parties ... Harper has turned us into his idea of a 'warrior' nation. Yesterday was the first 'peace keeping mission' that Canada's Minister of Defence has been involved with in many, many years.*

North Korea Currently Filling Rocket Fuel Tank at Dongchang-ri in Preparation for Launch

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
*More here:* http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=10114

Pillars of Light Over Finland

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 12 hours ago
Forwarded to me by GW Hardin and Michael Sharpe from a Finnish web site. Here's Blossom Goodchild's channeling links to the predicted pillars of light: Aug 28, 2012: http://galacticchannelings.com/english/blossom28-08-12.html June 06, 2012: http://galacticchannelings.com/english/blossom06-06-12.html March 01, 2012: http://galacticchannelings.com/english/blossom01-03-12.html January 30, 2012: http://galacticchannelings.com/english/blossom30-01-12.html November 29, 2011: http://galacticchannelings.com/english/blossom29-11-11.html November 24, 2011: http://galacticchanneling... more »

Sifting Through the Smoking Wreckage of Canada's F-35 Fiasco

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 12 hours ago
*Never to Be* The Harper government's abandonment of the "troubled" F-35 buy has seismic implications. This is the first time Stephen Harper truly lost his mojo. He wanted this hopelessly flawed warplane so badly that he was prepared to lie and have his cabinet menagerie do the same. It was Canada's admission ticket to America's aerial Foreign Legion. It was stepping up to the plate, staring down the critics at home, standing "shoulder to shoulder" with all the big boys - America, Britain, Australia - all the English-speaking major-leaguers. Curiously enough it wasn't the F-35's... more »

The Pathology of the Free-Trade Disease

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
A prophetic interview with Sir James Goldsmith in 1994 exposes pathology of economic decline - sober warning then vs. NAFTA & GATT, and a sober, vindicated warning today against TPP, ASEAN, and more. *December 7, 2012* (LD) - The sneering, conniving defenders of free-trade laughed in Sir James Goldsmith's face during a 1994 interview when Goldsmith warned that not only would unskilled labor be moved offshore in the wake of both NAFTA and GATT, but skilled labor as well, undermining the very purpose of nation's economy to serve the needs of society, and instead serve the needs of va... more »

Apple... INsourcing

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Apple is such an iconic American brand that many Apple evangelists feel hurt that the company outsources so much of its maufacturing overseas. People are more emotionally attached to Apple than to most brands-- and want it to be all-American... or at least, more American. And that may be happening. According to CEO Tim Cook, Apple is planning to bring back some of its production to the U.S. from China next year. In fact, some of the newest iMacs no longer carry the embarrassing "designed in California, assembled in China" label. Looks like Apple is sick of being the face of outs... more »

Untitled

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago

Canada Bails Out on the F-35

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 13 hours ago
*It's over!!!* Canada will not be buying Lockheed's "troubled" light strike bomber. *Faced with the imminent release of an audit by accountants KPMG that will push the total projected life-cycle costs of the aircraft above $30 billion, the operations committee of the federal Cabinet decided to scrap the controversial sole-source program and go back to the drawing board, a source familiar with the decision said.* Shit, now what am I going to write about? Oh yeah, stopping the Northern Gateway. What to do now? How about a real competition where we test all the contenders agai... more »

A Big Win for American Progressives

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 14 hours ago
U.S. chain restaurants like Papa John's and Applebee's didn't pull any punches before the November elections. In fact they outright threatened they would retaliate against an Obama win, taking it out on their employees. Papa John C.E.O. John Schnatter vowed to cut his employees' hours so they wouldn't qualify for Obamacare benefits. Applebee's said they would build no new restaurants and hire no new staff. These were just two of many firms that issued similar, dire threats. Oopsie. The public backlash against Papa John's, Applebee's and the others was prompt and brutal. *A... more »

How long did Cain hate his brother?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
As long as he was Abel.

Insane Israeli Prime Minister Says Conflict With Palestinians Is NOT About (Illegal) Settlements (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I have come to a conclusion a while ago, and I suppose everyone sees it the same way... How can you tell when the criminally insane Prime Minister of the criminal and terrorist state of Israel is lying? Simple.. When he opens his mouth! The proof is obvious in his recent statements when all he tells is lie after lie, especially about Israel's continuing murderous campaign of genocide against the Palestinian people. Now comes another example of Benyamin Milikowsky (Netanyahu) insanity... According to this report that comes from the Israel National News website, at www.israelnation... more »

Watch: US gov’t charges nun, anti-nuclear activists with sabotage (VIDEO)

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 15 hours ago
Three anti-nuclear activists, including a nun, are charged under the Federal Sabotage Act for vandalizing the walls of a uranium facility with blood and peace messages. [...] As part of an updated indictment announced on Wednesday, Greg Boertje-Obed, Michael Walli and Sister Megan Rice could spend 20 years in prison for the felony crime of injuring national-defense premises under the Sabotage Act. “They are innocent of all these charges and feel that everything they did was legal and moral, and I think they believe that this (new charge) is ridiculous,” said Bill Quigley, a law pr... more »

The Obush Doctrine Comes Alive: Obama Admin Prepares To Attack Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
An excerpt from an article by 'b' at Moon of Alabama called, *"German Paper: U.S. Pressing For NATO War On Syria"*: While U.S. "officials" continue to spread rumors of Syrian preparations of chemical weapons the reliable center-left German daily *Süddeutsche Zeitung* reports (in German) on U.S. attempts to get NATO to fight a war against Syria. An excerpt from John Glaser's article, *"Obama’s Syria Policy Comes Dangerously Close to ‘Bush Doctrine’"*: The Obama administration is peddling two scenarios for a potential war in Syria. With news and official statements this week repeati... more »

“Blue Skies: The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Blue Skies: The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Darker days are just as much a part of life as are the days graced with sunshine. When we refer to a “beautiful day,” we are often describing a day that is sunny, clear, and without a cloud in sight to mar a sky that is a brilliantly perfect blue. We find ourselves bouncing along, light in spirit, free from worries, and enjoying the moment. That is, until the clouds begin to form. The sky may turn grey, and a fog may roll in. Puffs of white take on whimsical, darker shades, and our beautiful day ... more »

Op-Ed: US-UK Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012 Killed 3.3 Million-Including 750K Children

Intercept at The Intercept - 15 hours ago
Denis Campbell's U.K. Progressive Sherwood Ross Approximately 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, were “exterminated” by economic sanctions and/or illegal wars conducted by the U.S. and Great Britain between 1990 and 2012, an eminent international legal authority says. The slaughter fits the classic definition of Genocide Convention Article II of, “Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,” says Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, an... more »

"How It Really Should Be"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

Middle-earth will swallow you

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
Fully engulfed in The Hobbit mania building on the internets. Love this from George Takei this morning on the facebook. And haven't watched this whole video yet, but thanks to Atrios who uncovered this gem of a former adaption in the original Russian. [via] Come to think of it, there was also a hopelessly unsatisfying animated version that aired on the teevee at least two decades ago. Odd that hasn't turned up yet. Perhaps we're all trying to forget that one.

Chet Raymo, "Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence" * by Chet Raymo "There have been so many books lately proffering "proof of heaven" one could almost call it a fad. Seems like everyone and his brother has had a near death experience that gave them a short sojourn in paradise. And a book contract. Am I being cynical? I suppose so. I do wonder though why no one ever has a near death experience of the other place. A book called "Hell Is For Real". Who's going to buy that? The latest contender is different. Dr. Eben Alexander came to the heavenly feast with credentials as a neu... more »

Forget Jim DeMented, and Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. I came THIS CLOSE to running into Katie Holmes at the Carnegie Deli!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*UPDATE: For a picture of the $24.95 Carnegie Deli Reuben (the pastrami version), see below* *Inquiring minds want to know: Did Katie eat that turkey Reuben all by herself?* *by Ken* I know we should be talking about world-changing stuff, like SC Sen. Jim DeMented's decision to move his Senior Crazyman's Caucus of One from the Senate to the Heritage Foundation, presumably to eliminate any possible confusion about the quality of thinking coming out of a "think" tank that was once known as merely right of center. (This must also come as a relief to SC's other senator, "Loopy Lindsey" G... more »

Mind Over Matter

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 15 hours ago
Can we really train our minds to do tasks we once considered possible only with our hands and feet? It seems the answer is "yes."

Washington Floats Chemical Weapons Charge as Pretext for Syria Buildup

Intercept at The Intercept - 16 hours ago
Global Research Bill Van Auken [image: syriaflag]The Obama administration and the corporate media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about the movement of chemical weapons to issue new threats of direct intervention in Syria, where Washington and its allies have been backing so-called “rebels” in a bid to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both made public statements Monday alleging a danger of Syria using chemical weapons and threatening US retaliation. Appearing before a military audience at the Nation... more »

PORTAL 2012: The Omega Grid

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 16 hours ago
http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2012/12/theomega-grid-tacticalreadiness-of.html Thursday, December 6, 2012 *The Omega Grid* Tactical readiness of the Light forces on the surface of our planet to trigger the Event was reached on November 22nd at the opening of the eleventh gate of the 11:11. The first crucial factor to achieve this was a general decision of the critical mass of key people within positive surface groups that they will cooperate with Resistance surface operatives when the Event will be triggered. Therefore we now have enough consensus within top echelons of posit... more »

U.S.: "Don't emulate us, Syria!"

Left I on the News at Left I on the News - 16 hours ago
The U.S. government is now vociferously warning Syria not to use chemical weapons. The U.S. government! That would be the same country that firebombed 67 Japanese cities, killing hundreds of thousands of people and destroying 50-90% of each of the cities. Were they dropping matches from the air? No, they were dropping Napalm bombs, a chemical weapon. That would also be the country that in addition to continuing to use Napalm in its war against the people of Vietnam, carpetbombed that country with Agent Orange, another chemical weapon that killed or maimed an estimated 400,000 Vietn... more »

Black 9/11: Money, Motive, Technology, and Plausible Deniability

Intercept at The Intercept - 16 hours ago
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World Bank - High Food Prices are the New Normal

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 16 hours ago
High food prices mean one thing for many people, food insecurity. A report from the World Bank warns that high food prices have become the "new normal" meaning that the scourge of food insecurity for the most vulnerable is now permanent. The world cannot afford for high and volatile food prices to be the “new normal,” while millions of people continue to suffer from hunger and to die from malnutrition, the World Bank Group warned today. The World Bank's Vice President, Otaviano Canuto, warns*“A new norm of high prices seems to be consolidating. **The world cannot afford to be co... more »

How to Prosecute the 9/11 War Crimes - Panel Discussion at the 9/11 Revisited Conference in Malaysia

Intercept at The Intercept - 16 hours ago
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Mother and baby

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago

GAIA PORTAL: Winding Energetic Roads” Being Made Straight

Obi-Wan Kabuki at American Kabuki - 16 hours ago
* * *Winding Energetic Roads” Being Made Straight* *by ÉirePort* * * What we would call "Winding Energetic Roads" are being made straight. Energy pathways of complex configuration are being straightened in preparation of the 12-12-12 gateway. each Hue-man will be able to comprehend and feel this "straightening". Complexity is simplified. Discontinuity is rectified. Discord is harmonized. Uncertainty is clarified. Energetic patterns to be "solidified" via the 12-12-12 permit direct pathways to Higher Self Awareness and understanding. Grids of Iridescent Blue bring in the new. Éi... more »

What's in a name

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 17 hours ago
I understand what Ryan is trying to say here. I share his regret that we didn't come up with a better name than the fiscal cliff. But I don't think the problem was that everyone was too fond of their own alternative. It's more that none of the alternatives were catchy enough. I'm reminded of our efforts to dislodge Obamacare. Once a term gets firmly lodged in the official public discourse, it's really hard to replace it. Not even sure it's worth it in this case. This fight won't last that long. Personally, I wish the left could find a way to replace the odious "entitlements." That ... more »
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