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Friday, January 11, 2013

11 January - Blogs I'm Following

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In India, "Respected" Women Don't Get Raped

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 minute ago
The lawyer defending three of five men charged with the recent gang rape and murder of a young Indian woman intends to hold her male companion responsible for her death. *Manohar Lal Sharma said his clients would plead not guilty to all charges at their next court appearance. Mr Sharma said the male companion of the murdered 23-year-old was ''wholly responsible'' for the incident as the unmarried couple should not have been on the streets at night.* * * *''This is the mentality which most Indian men are suffering from unfortunately,'' said Ranjana Kumari, the director of the Delhi-ba... more »

Pareja de osos jugando en el hielo

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 2 minutes ago
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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 minutes ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 16:30:44 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:30:44 AM at epicenter Location 14.883°N, 92.611°W Depth 90.4 km (56.2 miles) Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO Distances 33 km (21 miles) SSW (207°) from Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico

George Osborne to the EU: Change or Britain will leave

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 minutes ago
The Chancellor made the threat despite saying that he wants Britain to remain a member of the EU. David Cameron is preparing to give a major speech about Britain’s future in Europe, which could pave the way for a referendum on EU membership. Some Conservatives say Britain should leave the EU if other members do not agree to much looser membership. Mr Osborne issued his threat to EU members in an interview with the German Die Welt newspaper published today. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9795800/George-Osborne-to-the-EU-Change-or-Britain-will-leave.html

Rebels 'take control of key north Syria airbase'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 minutes ago
Rebel are reported to have taken control of a strategic military airbase in north-western Syria after weeks of fierce fighting with government forces. Online videos appeared to show rebels celebrating inside Taftanaz airport, alongside tanks and helicopters. Helicopters based there have been used to attack rebel-held areas. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20984142

France Urges Citizens to Leave Mali

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 minutes ago
France is urging its citizens to leave Mali amid reports of escalating clashes there between pro-government forces and Islamist rebels. Reports out of Mali's capital, Bamako, say the Malian army has launched an operation to retake the central town of Konna, which Islamist fighters captured on Thursday. Details on the operation are sketchy but witnesses reported seeing helicopters and planes landing late Thursday in the nearby city of Mopti. http://www.voanews.com/content/france-to-decide-on-malis-aid-request/1581820.html

Last year, 1082 more Americans were killed by drunk drivers than by gun owners, yet that is precisely what people like Piers Morgan and Joe Biden are calling for; collective punishment on all gun owners for the crimes of a tiny minority of SSRI-addled shooters.

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 8 minutes ago
Nobody calls for taking cars away from all drivers for the crimes of a minority. Everyone recognizes that the cars are not the cause of drunk driving. There is a drug involved, alcohol, that impairs the brain. And it is already illegal for anyone to operate a car while on that drug. So why do people like Piers Morgan want to take all guns away from law-abiding citizens, and steadfastly refuse to address the fact that at least 90% of the crimes involved people either on or withdrawing from prescription anti-depressants? If alcohol, not the cars, cause drunk driving, it is time to un... more »

It's Friday...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 minutes ago
*what's going on.* Reaganite Republican: *NRA Releases Statement Re. One-Way 'Meeting' with Holder and Joey Plugs* Capitalist Preservation: * Liberals continue to use human suffering and prevarications as a means to disarm America* Always on Watch: *Tyranny And Gun Control* Lonely Conservative: *Yes, People Really Are This Stupid* Bungalow Bill: *How Little is Being Said About Big Pharma and Violence in America * T.L. Davis: * With Tomorrow In Doubt* NCR: *Kudos to the President's Inaugural Committee * American Spectator: *A Pimp for Obamacare Feels the Pain* The B... more »

Lluvia de chocolates

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 8 minutes ago
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Lack of deal with Iran on nuclear talks alarms Russia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 minutes ago
Russia expressed alarm on Friday that no date or venue had been agreed for a new round of talks between global powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear programme. Iran, which denies Western accusations it is seeking to develop a capability to make nuclear weapons, said last week it had agreed to resume talks in January with six powers. But Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday there was no final agreement on when or where a meeting would take place. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-nuclear-iran-talks-idUSBRE90A0LV20130111

These weapons certainly have the "cool factor" written all over them.

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 13 minutes ago
But what concerns me here as that this technology isn't going to STAY overseas, fighting against third world countries whose resources the US government covets. As things fall apart financially here in this country, expect some of these weapons to be used against American citizens. After all, President Obama has come to the decision, with the help of his legal advisors and counselors, that his administration has the power to extrajudiciously assassinate any American he sincerely feels needs to be killed;* why not here in the homeland?!?* And if you are still stubbornly clinging to... more »

Drugmakers report U.S. shortages of flu vaccine, Tamiflu

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 minutes ago
This year's early and potentially severe flu season has created shortages of the children's formulation of the leading treatment and most forms of the top-selling flu vaccine in the United States, according to their manufacturers. Roche Holding AG told Reuters late on Wednesday that it had a shortage of the liquid formulation of Tamiflu, which is used mainly to slow down or stop the symptoms of the flu in children already infected with the virus. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/10/usa-flu-idUSL1E9CA9H820130110 *This may not be such a Bad thing......* Feb 2012 - Flu Drug Tami... more »

Rocky Gone; Never Did Have To Spend It All

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 16 minutes ago
Jay Rockefeller today announced that he will not seek another term. He was going to have a tough time winning it, perhaps; Republicans had already recruited a tough challenger, Shelley Moore Capito. And of course West Virginia has been increasingly Republican lately, although more so in presidential voting than in statewide contests. Democrats do have some viable options -- and there's no guarantee that Republicans won't wind up with a Tea Party candidate after all. As Sean Trende suggests, any restraint that conservatives might have had about acting strategically in a primary may d... more »

Hermosura de pastel para las grandes fiestas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 16 minutes ago
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Flores perfumadas adornando la cascada

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 27 minutes ago
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Are Drones Self-Defeating?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 32 minutes ago
Ask any Somali, Yemeni or Pakistani mountain tribesman. Barack Obama likes his drones or, more accurately, likes to use his drones to obliterate people he thinks deserve to be wiped from the face of the earth. It seems that not a week goes by that the Americans aren't whacking some top al Qaeda leader. Imagine the job description: "*...rapid promotion ...short hours ...early retirement*." Yet, judging by Obama's seemingly endless success there appears to be no end to al Qaeda leadership in need of whacking. So, what gives? *The Guardian's* Simon Jenkins contends that drone war... more »

美国正在有系统地转化成一个极权主义社会......中国万岁

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 32 minutes ago
整个政府和媒体的情况下解除武装的美国人民依赖的假设,美国人应该永远不必担心美国政府滥用自己的权利,这不仅是历史上不合理的,但在现今的情况下,我们有政府公开承诺法外谋杀,折磨无辜的人死亡,不存在大规模杀伤性武器,并走上了一个明确的政策,解决华尔街的问题, 趁火打劫的人。

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL ALASKA - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 38 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.1 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 14:59:54 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:59:54 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 62.501°N, 151.363°W Depth 89.9 km (55.9 miles) set by location program Region CENTRAL ALASKA Distances 35 km (22 miles) WNW (294°) from Petersville, AK

Exquisito postre para saborear

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 39 minutes ago
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Rising From the Boston Globe Ashes

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 45 minutes ago
*Getting a look at their future I think. * "A hybrid rises from the old Boston Phoenix; Alternative paper’s longtime publisher adjusts to changing times" by Joseph P. Kahn | Globe Staff, September 18, 2012 As summer approached, staff meetings at The Boston Phoenix grew more frequent amid mounting concerns about layoffs, an announced move to new offices, and the future of the Phoenix itself. One indication of the meetings’ importance was the presence of owner and publisher Stephen Min­dich. He has guided the paper’s fortunes since the 1970s, making it the centerpiece of a youth-or... more »

Escalating Drone Attacks in Pakistan

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 48 minutes ago
U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan on rise for 2013 By Greg Miller, Published: January 10 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-drone-strikes-in-pakistan-on-rise-for-2013/2013/01 [Excerpted] The CIA has opened the year with a flurry of drone strikes in Pakistan, pounding Taliban targets along the country’s tribal belt at a time when the Obama administration is preparing to disclose its plans for pulling most U.S. forces out of neighboring Afghanistan. A strike Thursday in North Waziristan was the seventh in 10 days, marking a major escalation in the pace of attacks. D... more »

Panetta, Dempsey clear Pentagon desk of US military option for Syria: Proof that standing up to the United States is indeed possible

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 49 minutes ago
At a joint news conference Friday, Jan. 11, retiring Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs, Gen. Martin Dempsey, cleaned the Pentagon’s Syrian desk ready for incoming Secretary Chuck Hagel. Boiled down to essentials, their triple message was that Bashar Assad could not be stopped from using chemical weapons if he chose to do so, that securing the CW sites after Assad’s fall was the job of the “international community” and that no US ground troops would be sent to Syria. Panetta and Dempsey essentially confirmed a fact first reported by debkafile in the t... more »

Conejos tiernos de color café

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 49 minutes ago
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Bella flor de loto sobre el agua

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 59 minutes ago
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Why, Do They Taste Like Chicken?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
I recently received an e-mail from Hedy Fry about "*how to find Liberals near you*." Truth be told, I'd rather know how to find Mormons near me because rumour has it they keep a full year's worth of food stockpiled and that information could come in handy some day. That beats locating some Liberal with a shoebox full of Dion and Ignatieff campaign buttons any day. And then I got to thinking. What if it was Steve Harper or Vic Toews sending the same e-mail, "how to find Liberals near you"? Coming from Fry the message is boring. Coming from the Prince of Darkness or one of h... more »

America the Sick

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 1 hour ago
Let's hope money can buy happiness because it sure isn't buying Americans much in the way of health. A report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences finds that, although Americans pay more for health care and services than anyone else, they're less healthy and likely to die earlier than people of any other affluent nation. *Even the best-off Americans – those who have health insurance, a college education, a high income and healthy behaviour – are sicker than their peers in comparable countries, says the report by the US National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine... more »

Paul Craig Roberts and I differ in that he is a Reagan Republican and an economist whereas I am a progressive Democrat and a physicist. However, we are similar in age, academic training (we're each a Ph.D. in our respective discipline), and we are both widely recognized for our life's accomplishments. And one more thing: We are both searchers for THE TRUTH ...even when PCR's search cost him his livelihood and mine figured in my early retirement. And recently we both have had the sense that the official story of the Newtown shootings is false. The article that I re-post immediately below this one by PCR provides a stunning collection of new evidence supporting our mutual impression that the Sandy Hook atrocity took place very differently from what the U.S. government and colluding media wishes us to believe.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
------------------------------ *Agenda Driven News* ------------------------------ December 19, 2012 | Original Here I have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Tonight (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US news drives the news of the rest of the world. For reasons unbeknownst to me, Russia Today Moscow requested a live TV interview via Skype about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings that killed 20 young children and several adults. I was interested to know what was Moscow’s interest in the shootings, and I agreed to the inter... more »

Human population may peak in 2070 and decline to extinction in the next few centuries

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 1 hour ago
[image: Newborns in incubators in India. From 1960 to 2009, India’s fertility rate dropped from six live births per woman to 2.5. Deshakalyan Chowdhury / AFP / Getty Images] By Jeff Wise 9 January 2013 The world’s seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere on the planet, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the 7 billionth living person came into existence. Lucky No. 7,000,000,000 probably celebrated his or her birthday sometime in March and added to a population that’s already stressing the planet’s limited supplies of... more »

Met Office hits back at ‘inaccuracies’ in James Delingpole article on climate science

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
[image: The Met Office in Exeter. The forecaster has published a blog responding to an article by James Delingpole in the Daily Mail, 10 January 2013. Photograph: Met Office]By David Batty 10 January 2013 (guardian.co.uk) – The Met Office has hit back at claims that it conceded there is no evidence for global warming and that its weather forecasts are inaccurate. The forecaster has published a blog detailing an alleged "series of factual inaccuracies about the Met Office and its science" made in a *Daily Mail*article written by James Delingpole. The blog provides a point by po... more »

DPP March Sunday

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
The DPP is holding a major march on Sunday in Taipei to which it hopes to attract 100,000 people. The meeting spot is the intersection of Ren Ai Road and Yi Xian Rd at 2, the march begins at 3. The march is to protest the handling of the economy and other issues by the Ma gov't. __________________ *Daily Links*: - Yuan clearing operations to begin in Taiwan within a month. - Taiwanese treat mainland tourists like cattle again. - Taiwan posts record trade surplus in 2012 - Completing one third of Taiwan's unique triathlon, something several Taiwanese have mentioned to m... more »

Heat, flood, or icy cold, extreme weather rages worldwide

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 2 hours ago
[image: Snow blankets palm trees in Jerusalem, 10 January 2013. Weather extremes that are growing more frequent and intense globally. Menahem Kahana / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images] By SARAH LYALL 10 January 2013 WORCESTER, England (The New York Times) – Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace. Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in n... more »

New evidence shows that everything we were told about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has been a lie ...and that factions possibly within our own government and mainstream media were complicit in staging this atrocity.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 2 hours ago
------------------------------ *(Updated) Evidence: Sandy Hook School Shooting Staged by Factions of US Government and Mainstream Media?* *It is a sad day in America as new evidence has come forth showing that everything we were told about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a lie and that, possibly factions, within our own government and mainstream media were complicit in staging the atrocity to possibly strip constitutional rights from American citizens by banning firearms.* Original Here By* Shepard Ambellas* * theintelhub.com* January 9, 2013 Tue... more »

WantWant media monster merger maneuvers

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*My wife and daughter attempt to lure a puppy dumped in our neighborhood so they can take off the collar left on him by the idiot who dumped him. Near a hilly area, our neighborhood is a big favorite for dumping dogs.* WantWant's drive to create a media monster by annexing Next Media hit a snag at the National Communications Commission (NCC) this summer when the NCC demanded that it meet three conditions: - Want Want China Times Group Chairman Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明) and his family sever all ties with the management of CtiTV’s news channel - China Television Co’s (CTV, 中視) new... more »

A Long Excerpt From Sanai's "The Walled Garden of Truth"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
"Your intellect is just a hotch-potch of guesswork and thought, limping over the face of the earth; wherever they are, he is not; they are contained within his creation. Man and his reason are just the latest ripening plants in his garden. Whatever you assert about his nature, you are bound to be out of your depth, like a blind man trying to describe the appearance of his own mother. While reason is still tracking down the secret, you end your quest on the open field of love. The path consists in neither words nor deeds: only desolation can come from these, and never any lasting edific... more »

Is the Testing Fever Breaking? When Teachers Let Their Conscience Speak

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
This is not the first time our nation's schools have been mired in an "orgy of tabulation" (Harold Rugg phrase). During the heyday of eugenics, schoolmen were obsessed with measuring and sorting, just as they are today in the neo-eugenic era of KIPP's psychological and cultural sterilization programs. The last time we went down this road, it took an economic depression and a World War to break the grip of the testing mania. What, this time? An economic depression and an ecological catastrophe?? Might we reconsider our priorities as a species before our future on the planet is ... more »

Nestle - You have No Right to Water

2old2care at Because I Can - 2 hours ago
When viewing this - and it is subtitled so you have to read it - a couple of things to remember. Six minutes for a very stark message about what "free market" means - truly means. *First* I have no idea if the subtitles are correct - I can only assume that *Second* Nestle was at one point a financial supporter and participant of ALEC - we can not confirm present day - because ALEC keeps their member list secret. ALEC believes and preaches a free market philosophy - which includes the privatization of everything - everything, do not kid yourself folks. This video is an example (if t... more »

The Mole in Ron Paul's Campaign

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 2 hours ago
*It has been long suspected on the blogs I frequent that there was some sabotage occurring during the Republican primary campaign. I think we found him*: "GOP leader Mitch McConnell hires Tea Party strategist" by Roger Alford | Associated Press, September 14, 2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. — Senate Republican leader Mitch ­McConnell has hired some Tea Party credibility. The Kentucky Republican has hired Jesse Benton, who steered the presidential campaign of Texas congressman Ron Paul, to head his reelection campaign in 2014. McConnell says he is committed to running a presidential-level cam... more »

Ryan Cost Romney the Election

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 2 hours ago
*How may that be when Mitt was such a woeful candidate?* "Ryan finds fault in $40b Fed plan Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan *thinks the Federal Reserve is making a mistake* in its new effort to prop up the economy. Ryan spoke at a rally in Oldsmar, Fla., near Tampa on Saturday. He said the Fed’s plan to *spend $40 billion a month* to *buy mortgage bonds* in an effort to keep interest rates low won’t work. * **Related*: Federal Reserve unveils $40 billion stimulus plan He said it will *help banks and Wall Street* but not people. He called the idea ‘‘sugar-high econom... more »

The Tide's Going Out

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 2 hours ago
Carol Goar writes that Stephen Harper's reputation as a brilliant economic manager has more to do with luck than expertise. That luck showed up in the person of Mark Carney: As Harper and Flaherty implemented their hit-and-miss fiscal plan, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of Canada, moved sure-footedly, slashing interest rates more aggressively than any other central banker in the world. After watching with a mixture of awe and doubt, his counterparts in Washington, London and the European Union eventually followed his lead. It was Carney’s swift action more than anything else ... more »

Lego Birthday Party

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 3 hours ago
I have long held the opinion that my sister should open a party business. Not only can that girl decorate a cake, but she is just amazing at the little details. I asked her if I could share some of her fabulous parties with all of you. She has five little boys and she lets each one of them pick a theme for their parties. This is a Lego party that she threw for her eldest son a couple of years ago. Look at that amazing Lego cake! It is made with a square cake and with small cupcakes on top, covered in fondant. Square plates made up to look like Lego guys as well as juice boxes w... more »

Will The SEC Finally Force Corporate Bribers To Disclose Political Spending?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Investors-- the owners of corporations-- have demanded for years that corporate managers disclose how they're spending corporate money politically... but to no avail. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is working to force them to. Public Citizen is one of many good government reform groups applauding the decision. In one of the last actions of departing SEC Chair Mary Schapiro’s term, the agency announced that it will consider a proposed rule to require that public companies provide disclosure to shareholders regarding the use of corporate resources for political activiti... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 3 hours ago
Happy Birthday -- why not -- to Marc Blucas, 41. And a bit of the good stuff: 1. E.J. Graff: "Rape is not inevitable." 2. "After Obama was re-elected and Democrats maintained control of the Senate, however, I adjusted my views of what was possible in the next four years. But many of my fellow conservatives have not." That's Philip Klein, on understanding the playing field. 3. The Louie Giglio mess, from Sarah Posner. 4. Paul Krugman pretty much had the same reaction to the coin-backlashersthat I had. 5. And Brad DeLong looks back at a letter to the Fed.

Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree

noreply@blogger.com (Mark Daniels) at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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The Cancer Cash Cycle: The Causes of Cancer and Ill Health by Colin Todhunter

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 3 hours ago
Source of this cartoon: https://www.facebook.com/TFarmacy?group_id=0 The Cancer Cash Cycle: The Causes of Cancer and Ill Healthby Colin Todhunter Global Research Canada, 11 January 2013 *Cancer is big business. Despite massive public screening campaigns and talk of cures, cancer rates continue to soar, and certain companies not only profit from making the chemicals that cause cancer but also from selling the drugs that treat it.* The 2010 documentary ‘Cut, Poison, Burn” provides revealing insight into the medical monopoly of cancer ‘treatment’, as a four year old boy who was di... more »

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Disaster MapNet at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Strategy change touted for water management ~Danny Monteverde * *Jindal says end income tax ~Jeremy Alford * *Garden District home ruined in blaze that kept firefighters overnight ~WWLT V * *Growing Home Helps New Orleans Invest Millions to Landscape Vacant Land ~ WWNO* *Thanks, But No Thanks: When Post-Disaster Donations Overwhelm ~NPR* *Corps of Engineers' Eco-Disaster in Valley* ~Corps homophobia may have prompted destruction of 40 acres of habitat

dr. dawg on the extraordinary acts of ordinary people, and the pundits who cannot abide them

laura k at wmtc - 3 hours ago
Dr. Dawg has written a terrific piece about the mainstream media's disturbing, if predictable, response to the courageous actions of Chief Theresa Spence. Extraordinary things, we are being instructed, may only be done by extraordinary people. Spence is frumpy, not particularly witty or intellectual, somewhat inconsistent as things change around her by the day, perhaps untutored in Constitutional matters, maybe above her level of competence as a manager. And after days of hateful mockery, she doesn’t want to talk to the jeering media any more—how self-indulgent of her. How dare sh... more »

Broward Joins Miami-Dade In Protecting Employees Against Wage Theft

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 3 hours ago
Miami-Dade County's wage theft ordinance has been in effect since 2010. It was the first such ordinance in the nation. This month, Broward County finally joins them in the fight against unscrupulous employers who steal employee wages. Alachua County is currently considering a similar ordinance. The sad fact is that most states let employers get away with allowing people to work, then failing to pay them. Why businesses tend to fight these laws like cornered rats is beyond me. Isn't using free labor the very definition of an unfair trade practice? How can legitimate employers fairly ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Life rewards effort exponentially. No matter how small the effort, nor how daunting the odds. Of course it also rewards thought exponentially. Especially those in motion.” “That's a lot,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

PLATO'S CAVE

Anon at aangirfan - 3 hours ago
The philosopher Plato imagined a cave whose inhabitants could see only the shadows of certain objects, not the objects themselves. Scientists wonder if the basic building blocks of the Universe are 'waves' or 'particles' or something else. The answer may be yes, and , no. At present, the scientists see only shadows. Is there a hidden hand trying to nourish us, or, is life pretty random? The answer may be yes, and, no. If we are in tune with 'the divine', things may work out well. We miss the bus, but someone gives us a lift. If we are not in tune with 'the divine', things may no... more »

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake CARLSBERG RIDGE - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 12:38:22 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:38:22 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.949°S, 68.194°E Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles) Region CARLSBERG RIDGE Distances 564 km (350 miles) WSW of Hithadhoo, Maldives

Climate Change

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Will our dysfunctional political elites embrace common ground... even to save our species? This awesome video is awesome in every way but one... the reality of right-wing politics fueled by unrestricted big corporate money with an investment in destructive behavior. It will be easier to figure out how to settle Mars than get the GOP to embrace solutions to climate change. And that's bad news. Or maybe someone will figure out the Koch Brothers have to be dealt with the way the Gangster Squad dealt with Mickey Cohen.

Bachmann: "Mere" $5K Debt Turns into Intrigue

2old2care at Because I Can - 3 hours ago
Interesting story about Bachmann this morning. Requires three parts of different articles From Christian Newswire: *Michele Bachmann Refuses to Pay Iowa Presidential Staffers After 375 Days* It is only recently that a few Iowa small business owners, most of whom are heads-of-household, received payment in full for services rendered through the 2012 caucus month. The remaining staff members were promised payment several times by Michele's Finance Chairman, James Pollack, but the payment never came. Dr. Peter Waldron, Bachmann for President National Field Coordinator, explained it th... more »

Merkel says Cyprus aid talks to take time, German MPs uneasy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expected talks on a bailout deal for Cyprus to take time, while a senior member of her coalition said parliament was not yet ready to approve any financial aid. Cyprus, whose economic woes stem from its banks' heavy exposure to crisis-racked Greece, requested financial help from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund last June. It is not yet clear when the aid will be finalized. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/09/us-eurozone-cyprus-idUSBRE9080TF20130109

Twenty-Seven Flu-Related Deaths Now Reported In Minnesota

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
This flu season is proving brutal in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is now reporting 27 deaths in the state, including 23 that officials have been able to confirm as flu-related since Dec. 30. One of those deaths was Carly Christenson from St. Louis Park. http://edenprairie.patch.com/articles/flu-deaths-in-minnesota-27-influenza

Syrian rebels say they've captured strategic military base

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Syrian rebel fighters say they have captured a strategic northern military base used by the government to bomb opposition strongholds. Rebel fighters and militants from various Islamic groups, including the jihadist al-Nusra Front, took part in the offensive, an opposition spokesman said Friday. They say they've seized control of buildings, ammunition and military equipment at the base in Idlib province, signaling a major blow to President Bashar al-Assad's forces. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/world/meast/syria-civil-war/

Mali crisis: France ready to stop rebels, says Hollande

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
France is ready to stop Islamist militants who control northern Mali if they continue their offensive, French President Francois Hollande has said. However, Mr Hollande said France would only act under UN authorisation. He was responding to a plea by Malian President Dioncounda Traore for help to counter a renewed rebel offensive. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20986704

Pakistan protests 'unacceptable' India violations

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador on Friday to protest against "unacceptable and unprovoked" attacks by the Indian army that killed two Pakistani soldiers in five days in Kashmir. Pakistan said its soldiers were killed on Sunday and Thursday. On Tuesday, India said two of its soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops and that one of them was beheaded in the disputed Himalayan region, which is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan but ruled in part by each. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hPiVHABsgJ8CKXfSw2de-7jSv3iw?docId=CNG.bee7f66030502c446338ff7588fd... more »

Death toll in Pakistan blasts rises to 122

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
The death toll in a string of devastating terrorist attacks in two restive Pakistani provinces today rose to 122 as authorities made special arrangements to airlift critically injured persons to the southern port city of Karachi for treatment. A total of 88 people were killed in explosions that targeted a snooker club in a Shia-dominated neighbourhood of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, last night. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Death-toll-in-Pakistan-blasts-rises-to-122/articleshow/17982739.cms

Ivan Esack guilty of murdering wife in Ashford

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
A former policeman has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife at her hair salon. Ivan Esack, 38, of Ashford, had admitted killing 33-year-old Natalie Esack, but said he was suffering from diminished responsibility. The jury at Maidstone Crown Court convicted Esack of murder following a trial that lasted four weeks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-20974515

Breakfast

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 09:47:23 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 09:47:23 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 17.278°S, 177.385°W Depth 388.5 km (241.4 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 340 km (211 miles) SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Post Cards from the GOP Wasteland

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 5 hours ago
*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* During the catastrophic regimes of Bill Clements, George Bush Jr and Rick Perry --Texas came to be called the gulag state. What the GOP has in mind for the rest of the nation, was very nearly accomplished in Texas. Under the criminal and incompetent GOP management, Texas was very nearly reduced to third-world status --an outcome resulting from Bush/Perry neglect and disdain for public education, the only education that those not born to wealth have a chance of acquiring. The 'elites' would deny you even that! As a result, justice in Texas is... more »

How pickpockets work

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
Here's a short extract from Adam Green’s recent profile of Robbins: 'He is probably best known for an encounter with Jimmy Carter’s Secret Service detail in 2001. While Carter was at dinner, Robbins struck up a conversation with several of his Secret Service men. Within a few minutes, he had emptied the agents’ pockets of pretty much everything but their guns. Robbins brandished a copy of Carter’s itinerary, and when an agent snatched it back he said, “You don’t have the authorization to see that!” When the agent felt for his badge, Robbins produced it and handed it back. Then he ... more »

Who is Metis?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
Some media are suggesting the recent federal decision that Metis are to be considered as Indian for constitutional purposes will lead to an open ended free for all where people look for traces of aboriginal heritage to take unfair advantage of federal resources. Nonsense. First, it is clear that Metis are included as aboriginal peoples - that is right in the Constitution Act 1982. Moreover there is a longstanding and straightforward legal definition of Metis that makes clear race is not the main issue. R. v. Powley, 2003 SCC 43, [2003] 2 SCR 207set the legal definition of "Mét... more »

Democracy is a sham. Real change comes from elsewhere

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 6 hours ago
Eddy Morrison, the author of Nationalist Sentinel, has written the following post: British Democratic Party - a bolt hole for the BNP drop outs I have just submitted a fairly long critique to the nascent BDP website. To sum it up, I view this fourth party to be called the BDP as yet another populist failure - its only difference to the 'now is history' BNP is that though it hasn't got Griffin it still has all his ideological baggage. Populism reigns supreme and men who should know FAR BETTER such as my long term friend Andrew Brons should know better! *Andrew your home is back in ... more »

Brussels orders Google to change way it presents results

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Google will be forced to change the way it presents search results in Europe or face sanctions from Brussels for unfairly manipulating its position as the world’s biggest internet search engine. Last week US regulators gave Google the all-clear, but Mr Almunia, who is heading up a Brussels’ investigation into the matter, made it clear that he will take the opposite stance. “We are still investigating, but my conviction is [Google is] diverting traffic,” he said. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/9794429/Brussels-orders-Google-to-change-way-it... more »

Google searches on ‘Hitler gun control’ spike

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Journalists were startled yesterday when Matt Drudge used photos of Hitler and Stalin on his Drudge Report website to highlight a story about Obama possibly issuing an executive order to tackle the gun issue. But according to research on Google Trends, web users interest in the history of Hitler and gun control has spiked since Democrats began demanding more restrictions on high capacity magazines and semi-automatic weapons. In December the keywords “Hitler gun control” spiked to a 100 rating - the rating given to Google’s peak search volume since 2004. http://washingtonexaminer.... more »

Renewed violence kills 19 in Kenya

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Revenge attacks targeting a village in southeast Kenya killed 10 people Thursday, including women and children, the nation's Red Cross said. The deaths occurred in Tana River district , the latest in a series of attacks in the area. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/world/africa/kenya-attacks/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 09:10:15 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 02:40:15 PM at epicenter Location 13.349°N, 92.383°E Depth 34.2 km (21.3 miles) Region ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION Distances 191 km (119 miles) N (349°) from Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India

NRA slams Joe Biden after White House meeting and claims he is using post-Sandy Hook task force to 'attack the Second Amendment'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
After emerging from the White House meeting with Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, the NRA issued a statement slamming him for an 'attack' on the Second Amendment. The gun rights group said: 'We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment. 'While claiming that no policy proposals would be "prejudged", this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners -- honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/n... more »

Wi-Fi enabled 'smart-gun': new gun to go on sale that turns ANYONE into a sharpshooter able to hit a target almost one-mile away

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
A controversial new Wi-Fi enabled 'smart-gun' equipped with a computerized scope that terrifyingly enables anyone to become a master marksman goes on sale at the beginning of next week. Boasting three on-board processors and a precision guided firing system, the TrackingPoint rifle evaluates environmental factors such as wind speed and calculates the positions of moving targets with a claimed accuracy of almost a mile for novices. Compensating for human error, looking through the futuristic laser rangefinder sight resembles the view a pilot has in a jet fighter cockpit and turns co... more »

India rape accused hunted victim, aimed to kill: police

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The gang of men charged with the rape and murder of an Indian physiotherapy student deliberately tried to find a woman to rape and kill and ended the night with blood on their clothes, a police report seen by Reuters said. Five men, along with a teenager who says he is under 18, gathered for dinner at a dwelling in a south Delhi slum on the evening of December 16 and there hatched the plot to find a target, according to the dossier given to court by the prosecution. The accused "decided ahead of time" they would look for a woman and "intended to kill her", the police report claims.... more »

Southwest China landslide kills 18, dozens more buried

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Rescuers search for victims after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province, Jan 11, 2013. — Photo by Reuters A landslide in southwestern China on Friday killed at least 18 people, including seven from one family, with more than two dozen others trapped, state media and local authorities said. A total of 46 people were buried in the disaster in landslide-prone Yunnan province, 18 of whom were killed, the official Xinhua news agency said. The Zhenxiong county government gave the same death toll. http://dawn.com/2013/01/11/southwest-china-landslide-kills-18-dozens-more-buried/

Fears ease over Cyclone Narelle's impact

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
FEARS about the potential impact of Cyclone Narelle on Western Australia's north are easing, although the category four storm is continuing to move closer. According to the latest update from WA's Department of Fire and Emergency services, an all-clear was issued for Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson, Karratha and Dampier in the state's far north. A blue alert remains for people in or near the coastal and island communities from Mardie to Coral Bay including Onslow, Exmouth and Coral Bay. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/north-west-races-for-cyclone-narelle/story-fndo486p-1... more »

Comic Book Girl 19 - won't let Prometheus lie - recap

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 7 hours ago
Comic Book Girl 19 has already had a couple of goes at getting to the nitty-gritty of Ridley Scotts' crazy Alien-non-prequel Prometheus, and part two of this new Xmas 2012 three-part recap does contain a very special Aliens halloween costume moment that makes it all worthwhile... Sounds like Comic Book Girl 19 would really appreciate AntoVolk's Restoration Cut of the Prometheus movie. He'll she's probably seen it already. If not, she should. If she feels like it. You know, I'm sure Comic Book Girl 19's like not being sponsored by Fox to keep this shit in our brains far longer ... more »

Britain submerged in Europe is the last thing America should want

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
SIR – Has Philip Gordon, the US assistant secretary responsible for European affairs (“US urges Britain to remain in the EU”, report, January 10), lost his marbles? Forcing Britain to stay in the EU would effectively eclipse British power and influence, and Washington would soon find itself talking to Baroness Ashton and her preposterous External Action Service. Furthermore, Brussels won’t tolerate a continuation of the long and close Anglo-American intelligence partnership unless it can share in it. If the United States bullies Britain to stay in the EU, the National Security Agen... more »

Kurdish activists: Paris murders cast shadow over Turkish peace process

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
On a busy road near Gare du Nord station in Paris, sandwiched between a Bengali grocery and a mobile phone shop, the green door of number 147 rue Lafayette did not stand out. There was no plaque to advertise the first-floor office of the Kurdistan information centre, where three female Kurdish activists had met on Wednesday afternoon. As their dead bodies were removed on stretchers on Thursday morning after what French authorities described as an execution-style killing, hundreds of Kurdish people gathered to demonstrate against what they called a sinister new chapter in a decades-l... more »

Samsung reveals unbreakable phone which rolls up like paper

*Samsung wowed viewers in Las Vegas this week with a working mobile phone screen which can be rolled and unrolled like a sheet of paper.* This phone was shown off by Brian Berkeley, senior vice-president of Samsung Display, at a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The screen kept working as it was rolled and unrolled - showing off that it is far more flexible than previous pliable screens. According to Brian Berkeley, our team was able to make a high resolution display on extremely thin plastic instead of glass, so it won’t break even if it’s dropped. T... more »

EU's Rehn rules out debt "haircut" for Cyprus

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The European Union's top economic official Olli Rehn was quoted on Friday as ruling out a debt restructuring for euro zone member Cyprus, currently in talks with the EU and the IMF on a financial rescue package. "A haircut is not an option for us," Rehn, the European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, told the German business daily Handelsblatt in an interview. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-eurozone-cyprus-rehn-idUSBRE90A07K20130111

Turf war feared after Syrian rebel leader killed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
The killing of a senior Islamist rebel commander near Syria's border with Turkey could indicate a turf war between armed groups that will hamper their struggle to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sources told Reuters. Thaer al-Waqqas, northern commander of al-Farouq Brigades, one of Syria's largest rebel groups, was shot dead at a rebel-held position in the town of Sermin, a few kilometres from Turkey, early on Wednesday morning, rebel sources said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-syria-crisis-assassination-idUSBRE90A07N20130111

Hugo Chavez Rally Coach Crash, 11 Killed

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
At least 11 people have been killed and more than 75 injured when two buses crashed into a lorry in western Venezuela on their way to a rally in support of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez. Police said a fatal crash occurred on a highway in the western Venezuelan state of Zulia in the early hours of the morning. http://news.sky.com/story/1036517/eleven-killed-in-hugo-chavez-rally-coach-crash

India "concerned" about Boeing Dreamliner glitches: source

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
India is "concerned" about the recent glitches in Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jets and is awaiting a safety report by the country's National Transportation Safety Board, a senior government official said on Friday. The Dreamliner jet had three technical mishaps in as many days this month, including an electrical fire that caused severe damage to a plane. U.S. transportation authorities are launching a review of the Dreamliner, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-boeing-dreamliner-india-idUSBRE90A05820130111

Honda To Cut 800 Jobs In Swindon By Spring

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Honda plans to cut 800 jobs at its Swindon plant, following "low demand" for its vehicles across Europe. The carmaker's European vice president Ken Keir said the Japanese company remains "fully committed for the long-term" to its UK and European manufacturing operations. http://news.sky.com/story/1036579/honda-to-cut-800-jobs-in-swindon-by-the-spring

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 07:47:46 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 03:47:46 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 9.502°S, 114.712°E Depth 75.6 km (47.0 miles) Region SOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA Distances 86 km (53 miles) SSW of Kangin, Indonesia

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF WEST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:35:57 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:35:57 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.310°S, 173.690°E Depth 11 km (6.8 miles) (poorly constrained) Region OFF WEST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z. Distances 21 km (13 miles) NW of Opunake, New Zealand

Dreamliner Hit By FIFTH Fault This Week

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A fifth Boeing Dreamliner fault has been discovered in as many days, raising more fears of the aircraft's safety. Oil was discovered leaking from the left engine of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Friday. An ANA spokeswoman said the leak was found after the domestic flight landed safely at Miyazaki airport in southern Japan. It came on the same day another Japanese 787 suffered a cracked cockpit window while in flight on a domestic route. http://news.sky.com/story/1036587/dreamliner-hit-by-fifth-fault-this-week

Inside The McDonald's McRib With Anthony Gucciardi

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
11 January 2013 Earlier this week I detailed *in a report how* McDonald’s McRib not only contains a host of GMO ingredients and toxic substances, but an ingredient used to make foamed plastic items that is actually* banned in Australia, Europe, and Singapore*. In fact, Singapore law dictates that even using the chemical (azodicarbonamide) as a food additive can lead to a *$450,000 fine and up to 15 years imprisonment*. This article has now gone viral with five digit social media share counts across the board, bringing out McDonald’s fans and serious ‘McRib hunters’ to say that th... more »

Persistence of lower energy forms is diminished, as Higher D grids strengthen

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
* * * * *Persistence of lower energy forms is diminished, as Higher D grids strengthen* 10 JAN 2013 Persistence of lower energy forms is diminished, as Higher D grids strengthen. Discernment and Selection of thought seeds becomes increasingly paramount. All of Gaia now guided and directed via Higher D (frequency) grids. The overall effect is rapid exposure and dissolution of lower thought forms. Seeking the intellect-guided, leaves emptiness within, as Higher D energies do not support the intellect. Seeking the Higher Intelligence aligns Higher Hue-Self with the upgrad... more »

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Photo courtesy: Flickr Back in 2010, TreeHugger wrote about efforts by citizens of Concord, Mass., to ban the use of plastic water bottles in their city: The effort was lead by Jean Hill, an 82-year old activist, who lobbied neighbors and officials alike on the consequences of plastic bottles filling landfills and polluting local waters. "All these discarded bottles are damaging our planet, causing clumps of garbage in the oceans that hurt fish, and are creating more pollution on our streets," said Hill. It has taken a few years for the ban to take effect, but as of January 1st ... more »

Over 40 Plant-Based Compounds Halt the Spread of Cancer by Elizabeth Renter

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
Source of picture: https://www.facebook.com/TFarmacy?group_id=0 Over 40 Plant-Based Compounds Halt the Spread of Cancer by Elizabeth Renter Natural Society, 10 January 2013 *Cancer wouldn’t be as fatal or as tragic if it didn’t spread. If cancer was a cluster of diseased cells, it would be more easily treatable. But, it’s the spread of cancer, also known as metastasis, that makes it so volatile, so difficult to stop. A study recently published in Cancer and Metastasis Reviews looks at how a plant-based diet can stop this spread, working to halt cancer in its tracks.* *“Most res... more »

Freedom from gun terror: why understanding American history can help keep Canadians sane

David Climenhaga at Alberta Diary - 8 hours ago
An American militia in 1773 … before they were well regulated and illustrating why they needed to be. Most militia units, said Gen. George Washington, were “totally unacquainted with every kind of military skill.” Below: President Washington; President Thomas Jefferson. One of the effects of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook last year is that ... more »

Looming dark matter announcements

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
The LHC is enjoying its well-deserved two years' vacation. When it re-emerges in late 2014 or early 2015, it will be stronger than ever. The collisions will boast the center-of-mass energy of \(13\TeV\), well above \(8\TeV\) of 2012, so certain discoveries that were virtually impossible in 2012 could become trivial in 2015. Meanwhile, we're waiting for lots of papers evaluating the 2012 collisions. Most of the articles should be out by March 2013. Will there be some interesting experiments running in 2013? You bet. The Nova neutrino experiment will look for CP-violation in the neu... more »

Friday UFO Blogging

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Earlier tonight, I was taking my newly-downloaded Google Earth 5.0 on a test spin so I zoomed in on my old neighborhood and went to the street view. This is the west end of Cadillac Circle in Tampa, Florida and this picture was taken some time in April 2011. The highway going from left to right is 78th Street. Now, see the red and yellow house on the right? That's where I grew up between 1965-9. Then I noticed something in the sky that didn't belong. If you don't see it right away, then click on the image for the much higher resolution version and I guarantee you'll see it then... more »

Green Energy Collapse

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This paints the unpleasant picture made by so called green energy investments shored up by federal financing. The lack of a creditable business model caused me to dismiss them a long time ago long before they even happened. They all needed real subsidies to build out. Once built, it is normally possible to operate on a break even basis but little else. And that is the real problem. The capital has actually been destroyed. We have exactly the same proposition haunting the fracking business. The initial flush has to pay off the well or the rapid decline will make it impossible. T... more »

Homeless Handled in Scotland

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This needs to be monitored as we have seen this problem emerge over the past twenty years with little but lip service applied. It has been dealt with in the past and can be dealt with easily enough. Yet a combination of political correctness and general political timidity has conspired to produce the present morass. It has to be ended, even if it is merely paying the person's rent for him and sorting him out as a matter of course. Most certainly no one should be left to their own resources in terms of housing and basic food. A sack of potatoes and a cot go a long way in terms of... more »

Cannabis Helping Epileptic Children

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This protocol is so far specific to Dravets, but could also apply to other forms of disturbed brains. Certainly been able to sharply lower occurrence is a huge gain that allows a large increase in training and therapy time. The case here is about as bad as it actually gets. If this can be applied to epilepsy generally, then most folks have occasional events,, but typically they are daily as the diurnal cycle progresses. It may be possible to outright eliminate them here. Most severe victims are inevitably institutionalized and progress poorly in acquiring skills. Just avoiding t... more »

Ramanujan's Hunch Confirmed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
A fundamental problem of cognition is just where does mathematical insight come from? We certainly adopt language and forms that allow insights to arise. Here Ramanujan had a dream that spelled out a particular insight. Been part of a deep spiritual tradition he would have had specific tools available to facilitate this. My own insight which is key to fully expanding mathematics and is central to my published paper, came about before I entered University. Other insights flowed from that including a method to absorb particles into geometry. It is difficult to not suspect that al... more »

If a Newly-Discovered Planet Has Life, Should We Try Communicating With Them?

This artist's illustration represents the variety of planets being detected by NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Photo via: Yahoo!News The term 'Earth-like' has seen a lot of use in the past couple of years, as various telescopes locate more and more planets orbiting other stars, but a new discovery announced at the 221st American Astronomical Society meeting truly deserves the title. This newly-discovered world is only 1.5 times the size of Earth (a so-called 'super-Earth'), its year is 242 days long, and it orbits within the habitable zone of a star very similar to our own Sun, which mea... more »

The move to all-computer testing = start of a boondoggle

skrashen at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Sent to the Los Angeles Daily News, January 10 The move to all-computer testing (“State schools chief proposes replacing paper Scantron tests with computer-based ones,” January 8) is the start of a huge boondoggle. After every student is connected, the set-up will be declared obsolete and need to be upgraded or replaced. The schools will cheerfully pay up, eager for the "newest" technology, and computer companies will cheerfully accept their money. I have nothing against private enterprise making an honest profit for providing a needed service or useful product. But in this case th... more »

Posh Manhattan Jewish Couple Arrested with HMTD High Explosives and "Terrorist Encyclopedia"

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
This is a few days old, don't know how I missed it. -AK http://gma.yahoo.com/nyc-couple-arrested-explosives-woman-gives-birth-custody-073356223--abc-news-topstories.html NYC Couple Arrested for Explosives A man and his girlfriend, who gave birth under arrest, are facing weapons charges after police say they found a powerful substance used to make bombs and an arsenal of weapons in their New York City apartment. Morgan Gliedman, 27, and Aaron Greene, 31, were arrested Saturday in their Manhattan apartment after officers with a search warrant found 7 grams of HMTD, a highly ex... more »

Parasitical Bankers Targeted Germany in WWII

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 11 hours ago
*Deanna Spingola's guest Gerhard Strauch discusses his own experiences in World War II Germany, surviving the allied bombings, his research into the true history of the war and of the Third Reich. They also discuss how it was a war instigated by the Parasitical International Bankers.*

Latest debt ceiling fix-it: IOUs

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The list of sorry ways to address the unthinkable is growing. Call the latest debt ceiling work-around the IOU Plan. Edward Kleinbard, a tax and legal scholar, has offered up a contingency plan he thinks President Obama could adopt without causing a constitutional crisis if Congress pushes the country to the brink of default: Issue IOUs that can be sold and traded in private markets. As everyone but Congress seems to understand, if the debt ceiling isn't raised soon, the government would no longer be permitted to borrow new money. That means it won't have enough funds to meet all i... more »

U.S. mulls securing Syria's bioweapons

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
U.S. officials are discussing with Middle East governments the steps needed to ensure that Syria's chemical and biological weapons sites are secured when President Bashar al-Assad leaves office, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. "We're not talking about ground troops, but it depends on what ... happens in a transition," he told reporters. Asked whether he had ruled out putting U.S. troops in Syria to secure such weapons, Panetta said: "You always have to keep the possibility that, if there is a peaceful transition and international organizations get involved, that they ... more »

Kansas City Star: The costly ignorance of climate change

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: A firefighter battles a fire in New South Wales, 9 January 2013. PA] 10 January 2013 (The Kansas City Star) – The overwhelming number of scientists who believe in climate change scored another “victory” in 2012. Unfortunately, because of timid political leadership in the United States and around the world, the war against global warming is still being lost. Scientists have long warned that man-made greenhouse gases are heating up the Earth. They added more evidence to their arsenal when the contiguous United States recorded its hottest year ever in 2012. The average temper... more »

James Tracy refuses to back down from Newtown massacre conspiracy theory as he is confronted by news cameras

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The Florida college professor who is promoting conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook shooting refuses to stand down from his outrageous statements. 'I think that the entire country mourned about Sandy Hook and yet, once again, the investigation that journalistic institutions should have actually carried out never took place as far as I'm concerned,' James Tracy told a local television reporter on Wednesday. The 47-year-old professor bases his outrageous allegations largely on the flurry of conflicting media reports that were made as news of the shooting was released throughout... more »

Jenni Rivera 'was involved with Mexican DRUG CARTELS before she died in plane crash'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
Singer and reality star Jenni Rivera had ties to one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels before she was killed last month in a plane crash, a shocking report has claimed. A witness reportedly came forward with claims that the Mexican-American performer, known as 'La Diva de la Banda,' was connected to the Beltran-Leyva cartel, which is regarded as one of the country's most feared criminal syndicates. The report by the Reforma newspaper also accused Rivera of performing at private events for the cartel and its one-time boss, Edgar 'La Barbie' Valdez, who was arrested in 2010. h... more »

Image of the Day: Nighttime satellite view of North Dakota gas flares

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 11 hours ago
[image: Nighttime satellite view of North Dakota gas flares. In North Dakota’s Bakken shale region, widespread flaring across millions of acres lights up the night sky, burning off enough energy each day to heat half a million homes. Flaring is also prevalent in other key shale regions, like Texas’s Eagle Ford. Excessive flaring of natural gas affects regional air quality and creates significant greenhouse gas emissions that investors are seeking to reduce. NASA Earth Observatory / NOAA NCDC via Ceres.org] By Brian Bowen, bowen@ceres.org, 617-247-0700x148 10 January 2013 Boston, M... more »

'I didn't do it': Wife of $1m lottery winner killed by cyanide denies any part in murder as police reveal she DID NOT share his last meal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
The wife of the $1m lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning a day after collecting his jackpot today denied killing him - as a police source claims that she did not share his final meal. Shabana Ansari frowned and told MailOnline: ‘No, certainly not’, when asked on Thursday if she was responsible for the death of Urooj Khan. Meanwhile, a Chicago police source has claimed that she did not share his last dinner, the traditional Indian Kofta curry she prepared at their home in Chicago. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2260280/EXCLUSIVE-Wife-daughter-lottery-winner-murdered-... more »

Cyclone Narelle cuts fifth of global iron ore trade

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 11 hours ago
A severe tropical cyclone off Australia's northwest coast that has shut ports handling a fifth of the world's globally traded iron ore and cut supplies of natural gas and oil intensified on Friday. Cyclone Narelle strengthened into a category 4 storm, one short of the most severe category 5 cyclone, meaning wind gusts could reach 250 kmph (155 mph) by Saturday as it veers closer to land, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/australia-cyclone-idUSL4N0AG0KF20130111

Smartly done, Queen E. Now you can go back to focusing on your little great-granddaughter being born healthy and happy

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Description:* The Queen overturned a rule that had been in place since 1917. The rule required a male heir to be first in line for the crown, but due to Kate's pregnancy announcement in December, that rule will be extracted. The new rule states any gender will have a stake in line for royalty. If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a girl, she will be third in line for the throne. *by Ken* Two first responses to this momentous news: (1) You mean she can just do that, the queen? Just sign her name, and make royal girl-children just the same as boy-children in the line of roya... more »

116 killed, 235 injured as four blasts rock Pakistan

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Thursday marked a bloody day for Pakistan as four blasts rocked the country, leaving at least 116 people killed and 235 others injured. Out of the four blasts, three hit Quetta, capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan Province bordering Afghanistan and Iran, while another hit a preaching center in the country's northwest district of Swat. On Thursday afternoon, at about 3:50 p.m. local time, a bomb hit a checkpost of Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force in Pakistan, at the Bacha Khan area of the downtown Quetta, leaving at least 12 including a FC member killed and 50 others... more »

Tornado hits Iberia Parish, Louisiana, but no injuries reported

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
An EF1 tornado touched down today southeast of New Iberia, blowing homes off their foundations, snapping trees and peeling siding and roofs off mobile homes, said Mike Marcotte, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles. It was one of three tornadoes reported today. The others were in Breaux Bridge and Iberville Parish. The Breaux Bridge tornado, also and EF1, was about 50 yards wide and three miles long. Fifty homes suffered minor to moderate damage, Marcotte said. http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20130110/NEWS01/130110041/Tornado-hits-Iberia-Parish-no-inj... more »

Dozens of pigs in Barahona died from a rare disease in Dominican Republic

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Dozens of pigs have died in the last few days in 2 populations [farms] in this province, of a strange disease, that has led to concern among the people who raise pigs. Ruddy Medina who made the complaint said that the farmers of La Hoya and Habanero reported the situation and were requesting the intervention of Ministry of Agriculture authorities. He said that in his opinion, the disease responsible for these deaths is a type of KC2, which is determined as a consequence of the animals [having seizures]. He said that a farmer from the La Hoya community had 9 pigs, of which overnight... more »

After Meeting, NRA Says White House Has 'Agenda to Attack the Second Amendment'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
After meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House today, the National Rifle Association released a statement saying the White House has an "agenda to attack the Second Amendment." "The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again. We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about... more »

‘Severe’ Strain Of Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions In New York City

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
The flu is currently at epidemic levels across the five boroughs, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced Thursday. Officials said a full 5 percent of emergency room visits are flu-related. “It’s a bad year. We’ve got lots of flu, it’s mainly type AH3N2, which tends to be a little more severe. So we’re seeing plenty of cases of flu and plenty of people sick with flu,” Farley told reporters including WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/10/farley-severe-strain-of-flu-reaches-epidemic-proportions-in-new-york-city/

California School Gunman 'Planned Attack'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A 16-year-old who walked into a rural California high school and shot one student and fired at others had planned the attack, officials have said. The victim is in a critical but stable condition, and the suspect, whose pockets were stuffed with ammunition, is still being interrogated following the shooting on Thursday at Taft Union High School. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said that the suspect, a pupil at the school, had used a shotgun which belonged to his brother and went to bed on Wednesday night with a plan to shoot two fellow students. http://news.sky.com/story/10363... more »

James Holmes to Face Trial

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
A judge has ordered that the man suspected of killing 12 people in a cinema shooting in Aurora, Colorado, should stand trial. Judge William Sylvester found that prosecutors had established there was "probable cause" to believe James Holmes committed the crimes. "Therefore the court orders that Defendant shall be bound over for trial on all counts," he wrote in a 61-page ruling posted online. The 25-year-old has been charged with 166 offences following the shooting during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises last July. http://news.sky.com/story/1036512/colorado-cinema-massacre-suspect-... more »

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake AEGEAN SEA - 11th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.3 Date-Time Friday, January 11, 2013 at 00:30:21 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 02:30:21 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 39.631°N, 25.510°E Depth 5.8 km (3.6 miles) (poorly constrained) Region AEGEAN SEA Distances 46 km (28 miles) SE of Myrina, Greece

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake PAKISTAN - 10th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.2 Date-Time Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 23:48:03 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 04:48:03 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 28.918°N, 67.535°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region PAKISTAN Distances 30 km (18 miles) WSW of Bhag, Pakistan

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 10th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 5.0 Date-Time Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 21:57:19 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 09:57:19 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 16.561°S, 175.250°E Depth 66.2 km (41.1 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 263 km (163 miles) WNW of Lautoka, Fiji

An Idea Whose Time Has Come!

All photos courtesy: © Studio Roosegaarde TreeHugger has already told us about how infrastructure designers in the Netherlands have decided that the country's highways need a major high-tech makeover and now those ideas are becoming reality. The Netherlands will start experimenting with photoluminescent paint on roads that charges in sunlight and then glows at night to denote lanes, traffic markers and even cold weather conditions. The Smart Highway concept was designed by Studio Roosegaarde and infrastructure management group Heijmans. It won Best Future Concept at the Dutch Desi... more »

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 10th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 12 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 21:26:20 UTC Friday, January 11, 2013 at 07:26:20 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.345°N, 143.674°E Depth 34.5 km (21.4 miles) Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 236 km (146 miles) E of Namie, Japan

BEN FULFORD: The holiday lull is over, the fascist’s days are numbered

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
* * * * *The holiday lull is over, the fascist’s days are numbered* Posted by benjamin January 8, 2013 The fight {to} over the world’s financial system has been in limbo over the new year’s holiday, but big moves are now being made by various players in preparation for some upcoming decisive battles. In the US, Obama’s regime, in a show of bravado to hide fear and desperation, has announced it will issue trillion-dollar coins, confiscate Americans’ guns, murder and imprison Americans without due process, and eliminate term-limits so Obama can be made dictator for life. In the Mid... more »

When will testing fever end?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Sent to Education Week, January 10, 2013. “Testing group picks ‘college readiness’ exam” (January 9) announces yet another test to add to the staggering pile of tests our students must take. When will this end? Because there is no evidence that adding more tests helps students, and plenty of evidence that increased testing will be very profitable for those who sell the tests and supply the infrastructure for the required on-line testing, the obvious answer is that testing fever will end only when the greed of the standardized-testing-industrial-complex is satisfied. In other word... more »

In Limbo

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 13 hours ago
I'm in the middle of a big move, over 400 miles away, to relocate for a new job. If you can believe it, it's still in Texas (distances are long here). I won't be posting again until late this month or early next month, but please come back and stay tuned. -- mj

Calling Out FAKE Liberals

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
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How to Keep Your Valuables Safe From TSA Thieves

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
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The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Mikado, Michigan, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, “A Wildly Seething Power”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“A Wildly Seething Power”* by Chet Raymo "I read Kierkegaard's “Fear and Trembling” at about the same age as Kierkegaard was when he wrote it- thirty. The young philosopher was wrestling with his demons, including the death of his father, a sternly religious man who demanded absolute obedience from his son. He had jilted the woman he loved, a self-inflicted wound that perhaps not even he understood. He was torn, in my opinion, between the demands of faith and reason. Like many before him, he turned to the story of Abraham and Isaac as a way of understanding his own endangered fa... more »

No More Clowning Around

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
"Clown collapses, dies during parade A clown suffered a fatal collapse in front of spectators at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Robert Blasetti, 67, went into cardiac arrest as he made balloon animals, officials said. A civilian worker for the New York Police Department also died, suffering an apparent heart attack while hooking up a vehicle to be towed off the parade route (AP )."

BU Hockey Team Sent to Penalty Box

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
"BU task force faults hockey team’s star culture" by Peter Schworm | Globe Staff, September 05, 2012 A Boston University task force has concluded that the *men’s hockey team*is detached from the general campus and that a “ *culture of sexual entitlement*” exists among some players, a *sense of privilege* officials say contributed to *two alleged sexual assaults* on campus during the past season. That culture of entitlement stems “in part from their *elevated social status* on campus,” and is marked by *heavy use of alcohol* and *casual sexual encounters* with female students, accor... more »

Ask The Leveretts Anything: Are Israeli Fears Of A Nuclear Iran Overblown?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
Source: *The Dish*. Flashback: Beeb E. Coyote's speech at the UN in September 2012. (*Source: Richard Silverstein*).

Harvard Basketball Players Foul Out

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
"Cheating case entangles athletes at Harvard; Basketball star leaving, aims for eligibility later" by Mary Carmichael and Amalie Benjamin | Globe Staff, September 12, 2012 Harvard University basketball star Kyle Casey is *voluntarily withdrawing from school* for the year and will *miss the entire season* because he is one of about 125 students suspected of cheating on a take-home final exam, according to a person with direct knowledge of Casey’s decision. Casey, a senior cocaptain and the team’s leading scorer, is not the only prominent athlete to be touched by the *cheating scanda... more »

Excellent Article From Whitewraithe: The US Government Plans To Kill You And Everyone You Know!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
My friend, Whitewraithe, who writes the blog: Pragmatic Witness, at www.pragmaticwitness.com, wrote me an email requesting that I take a look at her latest work and promote it on my blog here for my readers to view for themselves.... After reading the material, I knew that it belonged here without any hesitation.... I want to present the latest work from Whitewraithe, entitled: "Revised: The US Government Plans To Kill You, And Everyone You Know", right here for everyone to read for themselves. As the title speculates, there is much danger in store for the American public due to t... more »

Nice Gift For Northeastern

Rocker at MSM Monitor - 14 hours ago
2 grateful graduates give $60m to Northeastern Two Northeastern University dropouts who went on to earn their degrees after encourage­ment from a mentoring professor are teaming up to donate $60 million to the university, a record gift aimed at shaping the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. The two said they hope their donation inspires others who have been helped by Northeastern to give back to the school.

Short Idle No More musings

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 14 hours ago
I have some issues with the position of some players within the movement. I abhor the term "settler-Canadian" when it is applied to individuals and think it is a divisive, counterproductive frame. Why, because I am not not my ancestors. I am not a coloniser. I am not a settler. I have only one country of origin and I am aware of my privilege. Regardless of the past, how many generations must I

IDLE NO MORE MOVEMENT TRANSCENDS CANADA-ALASKA BORDER

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
IDLE NO MORE MOVEMENT TRANSCENDS CANADA-ALASKA BORDER  Upstream BC Industrial Development and Gutting of Canadian Environmental Laws Pose Major Threats to Salmon and Clean Water in Alaska By Carl Wassilie, Alaska Big Village Network, Ramsey Hart, MiningWatch Canada, Chris Zimmer, Rivers Without Borders  Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com (ANCHORAGE) The Idle No More

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Disaster MapNet at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Editilla say Archie Whodat!* @bound4somewhere Found @*Editilla* on instagram. See @thefabulouseileenphoto http://instagram.com/p/PpUwEWy0S8/ *Falcons Fan? Atlanta Man Run Over By Car He “Allegedly” Stole ~Saints Tailgate*

Japan Takes A Dangerous Step Backwards Towards Fascism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Abe's new cabinet-- as far right as his grandfather's fascist cabinet during World War II In the lead up to World War II, Japan had it's own homemade brand of violent fascism-- and it wasn't a coincidence that they were allied with Germany and Italy. Until recently very few Japanese historians hesitated to describe the Japanese experience in the 1930s as fascist. Most interpreted it in Marxist terms as a last-ditch defense by monopoly capitalism, while also stressing that fascism had special characteristics in Japan. As Abe Hirozumi puts it, 'it goes without saying that fascism is ... more »

Trillion Dollar Coin Reveals the Monetary System in Death Throes

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Eric Blair I’m thrilled that the trillion dollar coin idea is being taken seriously by the establishment. Not because I think it is a viable solution to the national debt, necessarily, but because it shows just how close our monetary system is to reform. First, for those not familiar with the trillion dollar coin; the idea is that the U.S. Treasury can coin any monetary value they want for whatever purpose they choose. In this case the idea has been floated to Obama to avert the mandatory raising of the debt ceiling by coining a trillion dollar coin. In other words, Obama can ... more »

It's NOT A Gun Issue, It's A "MIND ISSUE"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
Gerald Celente speaks with Alex Jones.

Not a well regulated militia

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, a Tennessee company hawking "weapons and tactical training" apparently wants to cash in on the confiscation paranoia currently surging in the black gun crowd. Yeager posted this video rant to fire up the fear factor to eleventy. You really have to click through and watch him deliver this script: "Vice President [Joe] Biden is asking the president to bypass Congress and use executive privilege, executive order to ban assault rifles and to impose stricter gun control," Yeager explained in his video message. "Fuck that." "I'm telling you that ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Traitors Among Us'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
MNN: TRAITORS AMONG US Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com TRAITORS AMONG US  MNN.  Jan. 10, 2013. Time to drop the Black Wampum.  The Indigenous People charge the Band Councils, Assembly of First Nations, provincial and territorial native organizations and all ‘Indian’ entities of the Corporation

Project Shamrock, Lydia Sleppy and the FBI

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 15 hours ago
Back in August 1945, Project Shamrock was created to accumulate data entering or leaving the United States telegraphically. It was operated by the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) which used the resources of the Army Security Agency (ASA), Naval Security Group, and later the Air Force Security Service. The AFSA eventually evolved into the NSA. Project Shamrock was a sister project for Project Minaret which was a way to monitor the activities of individuals through electronic surveillance. In other words, the government using these two projects was monitoring communications into ... more »

Commentary by Brian on the TOPPT and a Discussion between Lisa M. Harrison and Adnan Sakli

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
Brian *Brian here, from the American Kabuki Ground Crew. * In light of the recent popularity of TOPPT all over the internet (Google currently produces 17,500 hits searching “The One People’s Public Trust) I’d like to take some time to address a few things, in hopes of bringing some clarity to the many who have been asking questions as to the validity of The One People’s Public Trust. First of all, it’s only natural to be skeptical of the claims that have been made over the last few days. I would be lying if I said that I understood all of it. Truth is, most of the legal framewor... more »
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