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Friday, January 4, 2013

4 January - Blogs I'm Following

Ibrahim S. Dabdoub - World Economic Forum Annu...
Ibrahim S. Dabdoub - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)
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Short term Senator Barney Frank?

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 10 minutes ago
Hell yes. At first he said he wasn't interested, but today Barney Frank wants to be interim Senator from MA until the special election. Frank said that the fiscal cliff deal that passed the House of Representatives earlier this week and set the stage for a return to the same legislative fight in a matter of months "means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months" for the American economy. The outspoken Democrat indicated he would only hold the seat until the statewide special election and has no designs of carving out a career in the Senate, but... more »

I miss 'Episodes' - A Rule 5 Friday post - NSFW

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 minutes ago
Great acting, intelligent humour and of course a topless Labia... Sophie Rundle Topless from Episodes - Follow... *by Badlandz* To explain, Labia was the name of Matt Le Blanc's stalker.

Grand Chief Clearsky's letter to Obama

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 minutes ago
 Grand Chief Murray Clearsky's letter to President Obama President Barak ObamaUnited States of AmericaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington, DC 20500Dear President Obama,RE:  Idle No More – Canadian Indian Democratic movementAs the Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs Organization in Manitoba, Canada, it is my honor to extend to you our heartfelt congratulations on your successful

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 31 minutes ago
Kazakhstan. Thanks for stopping by.

"Belief vs. Fantasy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 37 minutes ago
*"Belief vs. Fantasy"* Which one is real and why? by MYei5 "When we are looking at the way we view the world, it is important to know if that view is from belief or from fantasy. As we have previously spoken about the topic of beliefs, how many of you are even really living by genuine beliefs or are you actually living from fantasy? If you don’t know the entire scope it is possible that your world is a world of ideals. An ideal is a difficult thing to discuss sometimes because ideals are based on concepts and concepts do not always consider all factors. Once we consider all of w... more »

Southern Son Moves North

Southern Man at Southern Man - 40 minutes ago
After a - well, let's say *tumultuous* - year Southern Son has elected to head north and live with his mother for a time. Southern Man and Southern Grandparents agree that this is a Good Thing. This also means that, as of today, none of Southern Man's children live in the same state as he. And that will be...different.

Judge denies Obama administration attempt to dismiss challenge to “no-fly” list

Intercept at The Intercept - 47 minutes ago
World Socialist Web Site Eric London A federal district court judge in California last week denied a motion by Obama administration lawyers to dismiss a legal challenge to the “no-fly” list brought by a young Malaysian woman, Rahinah Ibrahim. Ibrahim, at the time a Stanford University Ph.D. candidate, was detained at San Francisco International Airport on January 2, 2005 when she and her daughter attempted to board a flight to her home country. She was intending to fly home to present her doctoral research at a conference sponsored by Stanford. Ibrahim was subjected to harsh treatm... more »

"Everything We Tell Ourselves About America and the World Is Wrong"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 49 minutes ago
*"Everything We Tell Ourselves About * *America and the World Is Wrong"* By Charles Eisenstein "Every culture has a Story of the People to give meaning to the world. Part conscious and part unconscious, it consists of a matrix of agreements, narratives, and symbols that tell us why we are here, where we are headed, what is important, and even what is real. I think we are entering a new phase in the dissolution of our Story of the People, and therefore, with some lag time, of the edifice of civilization built on top of it. Sometimes I feel intense nostalgia for the cultural myth... more »

Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under new fiscal deal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more - or an additional $2,711 - in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent - or up to $1,784 - the D.C.-based think tank reported. Overall, nearly 80 percent of households will pay more money to the federal government as a result of th... more »

Cpl. Joshua Boston: 'I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
*'YOU MA'AM HAVE OVERSTEPPED A LINE': JOSHUA BOSTON'S LETTER* Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I ma... more »

Drunken plane passenger is TAPED to his seat during flight to New York after 'trying to choke one woman and ranting the plane was going to crash'

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
A drunken passenger on a New York-bound intercontinental flight was duct-taped to his seat by his fellow passengers after attacking one woman and screaming the plane was going to crash. Passenger Andy Ellwood, who took a photo of the man restrained, wrote an account of the incident on his Tumblr page. '(Passenger) drank all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday,' Ellwood wrote. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257281/The-moment-drunken-passenger-taped-seat-flight-New-York-trying-choke-woman-ranting-plane-going-crash.html

Phil space...

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 1 hour ago
There are half a dozen ongoing missions to the solar system. 2012 was a good year for space exploration. A number of interesting things have been discovered. The solar system is chock full of organic material. Curiosity is homing in on definitive evidence of native Martian organics. MESSENGER has found remote evidence of organic material like tar in the shady polar nooks of Mercury (see picture). We are coming to know more about the methane cycle on Titan. The other search is for water. People are a lot surer about the existence of water in the solar system. There is a mountain-s... more »

Nazis secretly developed plot to drop radioactive bomb on New York from supersonic space rocket

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 1 hour ago
Nazi chief Hermann Goering plotted to attack New York in a bizarre plot involving a manned space rocket dropping a dirty bomb over the Manhattan skyline. Vying for Hitler's attention, the head of the German air-force, Hermann Goering, set up a lab and a team of leading scientists to explore the possibility of the radioactive attack on American soil. Goering read the work of maverick Austrian engineer, Eugen Saenger and particularly his belief that a space plane could be built. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256953/Nazis-secretly-developed-plot-drop-radioactive-bomb-New-Y... more »

How Nikki and Sara Got Their Show

Jay Allbritton at Jay Allbritton - 1 hour ago
On January 29, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer go from being two podcastersI like to being two podcasters I like who also have a late night TV show. MTV is launching *The Nikki & Sara Show*, a live comedy show airing Tuesdays. Here's a look at how these talented ladies got their shot at stardom. Get More: Nikki & Sara LIVE, Full Episodes

Could We Become Ungovernable?

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 2 hours ago
Is Canada's federal government losing its ties with the Canadian people? Are Canadians become estranged from those who govern them? Two reports from December, one by Environics, the other from Samara Canada, suggest that Harper no longer governs but merely rules an increasingly unruly and disdainful populace. *"Not only is voter turnout decreasing, but every year fewer Canadians are getting involved in other kinds of political activities, like joining or donating to political parties, signing petitions or attending protests. If nothing is done to reverse this disturbing trend, t... more »

MILLOY: EPA’s illegal human experiments could break Nuremberg Code

Intercept at The Intercept - 2 hours ago
*Agency claims unfettered discretion in treatment of test subjects* Washington Times Steve Milloy [image: Illustration EPA Human Experiments by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times] The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says no law empowers any judge to stop it from conducting illegal scientific experiments on seniors, children and the sick. That astounding assertion will be tested Friday, when a federal district court in Alexandria decides whether it has jurisdiction to hear claims made by the American Tradition Institute that EPA researchers are exposing unwary a... more »

"Non Nobis Solum..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Non nobis solum nati sumus." (Not for ourselves alone are we born.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Harper announces meeting with First Nation leadership Jan. 11, 2013

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces meeting with First Nations leadership 4 January 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on a planned meeting with a delegation of First Nations leaders coordinated by the Assembly of First Nations: "On January 24, 2012, I was pleased to participate in the historic Crown-First Nations Gathering. On that

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake HALMAHERA, INDONESIA - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Magnitude 4.9 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 17:59:14 UTC Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 02:59:14 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 1.336°N, 127.095°E Depth 129.3 km (80.3 miles) Region HALMAHERA, INDONESIA Distances 68 km (42 miles) NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

Impact on their families?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 2 hours ago
Corrupt cops sentenced to house arrest, not jail, because the ordeal of being investigated, tried, and convicted of corruption was difficult for them and their families? I don't know, perhaps if the convicted had owned-up to their crimes in the first place their families would not have been put through a "catastrophic" 12 year ordeal. I fail to see how the impact of long investigation and trial

Radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki booked flights for the 9/11 hijackers

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 2 hours ago
Within days of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the FBI suspected American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had booked flights for the hijackers. The reason for the flights remains unclear, but 9/11 Commission report later noted that the hijackers had used flights in the run-up to the attacks to test security and surveillance. Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico, had become the lead figure for al-Qaeda and the offshoot al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the years after Osama bin Laden went into hiding. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257223/Radical-American-born-cleric-Anwar-al-Aw... more »

"Obedience To Authority: Should We Trust The Government?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Obedience To Authority: Should We Trust The Government?" * By James Quinn "Mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb? Mother, do you think they'll like this song? Mother, do you think they'll try to break my balls? Ooh ah, Mother, should I build the wall? Mother, should I run for president? Mother, should I trust the government? Mother, will they put me in the firing line? Ooh ah, Is it just a waste of time?" Pink Floyd, "Mother" "The lyrics to "Mother" had both a literal and figurative meaning for Roger Waters. He was literally describing his overprotective single mother (his... more »

take my hand

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Broad Disciple with Checkered Past Becomes New MA Ed Chief

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
Teachers scoring a 2.77 out of 5.0 on the new evaluation schemes proliferating across the U.S. would face some extra "professional development" to grind out some higher scores next year. If you are MA superintendent getting that score, however, and if you have been one of Eli Broad's "chosen" rock stars for the past decade, then you could find yourself selected by the governor to become the chief ed official in your state. Such is the fate of Matt Malone (Broad Class of 2003), who recently escaped the likelihood of being canned by the Brockton School Committee just in time to be ... more »

SENATOR Barney Frank?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Coach, put me in!":* *"I'm not going to be coy, it's not anything I've ever been good at. I've told the governor that I would now like, frankly, to be a part of that." (I couldn't get the clip to embed, but you can view it here.)* *by Ken* I saw some online link that referred to this as a "comeback" for Barney, which seems pretty silly, since he doesn't have anything to come back from. He wasn't pushed out of public office; he leapt. And while it's just a caretaker role, until Massachusetts can organize a special election to replace State-bound Sen. John Kerry, the idea of Barne... more »

Award Ballot

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
As promised, this is my post announcing that we’ve sent an email out with the ballot for the 2013 OAIS awards.We believe that we sent one to everyone that requested one before the deadline, as well as to a list of people that we generated internally. If you did not receive one and requested one, Continue reading

"Congress Sells America Down the River to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Congress Sells America Down the River to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff"* by Peter Schiff “In a disgraceful show of political expediency, Congress put its own political self-interest ahead of the national interest. They “saved” us from a contrived crisis of their own making, only to condem us to far more horrific fate when the real crisis arrives. This one will come not because we went over the fiscal cliff, but because we avoided doing so. Going over the fiscal cliff merely represented a small downpayment on the solution. By failing to make it, the ultimate price we will inevitably pay ... more »

Big Ed Schultz explains the debt limit!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 3 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013* *More competent leadership, please:* Without any question, liberals are facing a possible world of hurt as the debt limit approaches again. Somehow, liberals need to convince the public—and major elites—that the GOP's plan to hold the debt limit hostage must be rejected. Big Ed Schultz was worried about that topic last night. And he wanted our help: SCHULTZ (1/3/13): Get your cell phones out. I want to know what you think. *Tonight’s question: Will the American people fall for the Republican lies about the debt ceiling? * Text A for yes, text B for no, t... more »

How much are your taxes going up?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 3 hours ago
The Tax Policy Center has a calculator to answer that question.

Middle class families face paying 65% tax rate under Osborne's 'incoherent' clawback of child benefit, IFS warns

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
George Osborne tax raid on child benefit was today torn apart by the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies. The think tank accused the Chancellor of ‘incoherence’ for linking state help with raising children to the salary of the highest earner in a family. Affected families stand to lose an average of about £1,300 per year, it warned with families with three or more children paying marginal tax rates of more than 65 per cent. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257083/Middle-class-families-face-paying-65-tax-rate-Osbornes-incoherent-clawback-child-benefit-IFS-warns.html

Argentinians Burn Sun In Row Over Falklands

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Argentinian protesters have burned The Sun and Union Jack in Buenos Aires as Falkland Islanders wrote an open letter to the country's president. Copies of the newspaper advert and the flag were torched at a cruise terminal in the capital after British Prime Minister David Cameron rejected calls for talks on the disputed territory. http://news.sky.com/story/1033203/argentinians-burn-sun-in-row-over-falklands

Protester stabs himself in stomach in South Korea - WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
A Japanese special envoy arrived in South Korea on Friday to continue talks aimed at improving diplomatic relations between the two countries. Shortly before the envoy's arrival at Gimpo International Airport a demonstration was held in which one man, Lim Chang-geun, mimicked hari-kiri by stabbing himself in the stomach. Relations between South Korea and Japan have been strained by a territorial dispute over rocky outcroppings that Korea calls Dokdo and Japan calls Takeshima and which both claim. "Before sending us an envoy, Japan should have apologized before the international com... more »

2013 Solar storms

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
NASA scientists expect to see increased solar activity in 2013 as the sun reaches a stage of its cycle which makes it more prone to eruptions.

An Interesting Story

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 3 hours ago
This story is filed November 27th, 2012. In rural areas, a common corruption allegation is that the relatives or friends of powerful militia commanders are thrown into classrooms to collect a teacher's salary -- despite being unqualified to teach. There's NATO "nation-building" for you! Hey! Schools and health centres built by the British in Afghanistan as part of the military's counter-insurgency strategy are being forced to close down because President Karzai's government cannot afford to pay for them, the Guardian has learned. Do you suppose some of those schools are the one... more »

Gatito en un sombrero con los ojos de diferente color

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 3 hours ago
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Fifth Generation, Maybe, But It's Still Gen 5.0

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 3 hours ago
Harper DefMin, Peter MacKay, like a trained seal smacking its flippers, constantly barks about the Lockheed F-35 being a "Fifth Generation" fighter and, hence, oh so much superior to all the Gen 4.5-fighters on today's market. As *The Fifth Estate* noted in its expose on the stealth light bomber, the "Fifth Generation" business was a term coined by Lockheed's marketing/PR branch. But if the F-35 is a 5th Gen warplane, it's very much a *Beta* issue. It's prototypical, a complicated, hyper-expensive, gremlin-riddled, aerial experiment that is still years away from its testing comp... more »

'Black Beauty' Meteorite Holds Water From Mars

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
Scientists are hailing the discovery of a fist-sized meteorite from Mars, as a way to possibly unlock vital clues about the evolution of the planet. Nasa says the rock, nicknamed Black Beauty, could tell them how Mars changed from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state. Discovered in Morocco's Sahara Desert in 2011, the 320g (11oz) space rock contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites and could be the first to have originated on the planet's surface or crust. http://news.sky.com/story/1033365/mars-meteorite-is-water-rich-black-beauty

The Pinetrees Cattery Fire: Animals Killed As Fire Spreads Through Cattery

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 3 hours ago
At least four cats have died and up to 18 others are missing after a fire broke out at a cattery. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service was called out in the early hours of the morning to Pinetrees Cattery in Huntington, near Cannock. Station manager Dermot Hogan said: "Firefighters arrived and found the building well alight. http://news.sky.com/story/1033401/animals-killed-as-fire-spreads-through-cattery

NEW WONKS ON THE BLOCK: New leadership needed!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 3 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013* *Part 4—Familiar hemming and hawing:* Progressives have a crying need for smart intellectual leaders. Has any movement ever had its brains beaten out in so many ways for so many years? Without its members so much as noticing—without its members even being *encouraged* to notice? Progressives and liberals have had their brains beaten on an array of policy matters. One example: Did anyone ever step up to challenge the decades of disinformation about the way Social Security works? Actually, no—no one did! Compounding the injury, major Democratic politicians... more »

Pajarillo comiendo frutitas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago
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Victor for VA???

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
In victory for Va., judge rules EPA can’t regulate storm water as pollutant By Corinne Reilly, Published: January 3 The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/in-victory-for-va-judge-rules-epa-cant-regulate-storm-water-as-pollutant/2013/01/03/aee92fc2-5613-11e2-bf3e-76c0a789346f_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines[Excerpted] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority in trying to regulate storm water as it would a pollutant, a federal judge in Alexandria ruled Thursday. The decision, a victory for Fairfax County and Virginia Attorney General ... more »

EU says Iran not responded to nuclear talks proposal

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
The European Union has proposed a time and place for further talks on Iran's nuclear program, but Iran has yet to respond, an EU spokesman said on Friday. Iran said earlier on Friday it had agreed to resume talks in January with six major powers - represented by the EU - but the EU spokesman said Tehran had not yet replied to proposals made on December 31. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/04/us-iran-nuclear-eu-idUSBRE9030DA20130104

White House says Congress must raise debt limit

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 4 hours ago
The White House said on Friday it is vital for Congress to quickly resolve future tax and spending feuds, and raise the U.S. borrowing authority to avoid economic uncertainty. "It is quite clear that the economy will be better if Congress does its job and does what it routinely has done historically which is raise the debt limit without problem," Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said in an interview on Bloomberg television. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/04/us-usa-economy-whitehouse-idUSBRE9030JM20130104

Rocas en la playa paradisiaca

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago
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Darkness Abides: A Tour of Haunted Structures

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 4 hours ago
*DARKNESS ABIDES: A TOUR OF HAUNTED STRUCTURES* *By Scott Corrales* Haunted houses run the gamut from Great Britain's Borley Rectory, studied in the early days of paranormal research by the legendary Harry Price, to lesser known places like Madrid's Palacio de Linares. However, there are thousands of others that occupy the vast middle ground in between. The ones examined in this article belong in this category. Mexico's rich and varied paranormal history (see *"Ghosts of Old Mexico"*in the February 2000 issue of FATE) includes places in which the shadows of the past s... more »

Hundreds flee in Tasmania as wildfires spread across Australia – Hobart records highest temperature since 1881 – ‘This has been an extraordinary day’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 4 hours ago
[image: The sun glows through smoke haze at Lake Repulse, 80km north-west of Hobart. Tasmania suffered its most severe fire day in years on 4 January 2013, with a record 41.8 degrees in Hobart, the highest temperature since 1881. Kim Foale / Sydney Morning Herald] By Andrew Darby and Nick Ralston 5 January 2013 (Sydney Morning Herald) – AT LEAST 80 homes have been lost and one man is feared killed by a bushfire that swept down onto the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, less than 60 kilometres from Hobart, in catastrophic conditions. The bushfire sent hundreds fleeing and was on Friday n... more »

Your memories held to ransom - we can remember it for you - at the right price

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 4 hours ago
I don't know why this only struck me this morning, I did mention it in a post, in passing, but I think it really needs its own slot. WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU, WHOLESALE is a short story by Philip K. Dick first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in April 1966 and adapted for the screen in both 1990 and 2012. In the short story and filsm, some random bloke goes to a 'virtual travel agent' where they implant 'memories' of his trip to mars or whereever without him needing to go there himself. A sort of cheaper version of doing a private James Bond. This post isn't... more »

Perrito jugando en el campo de flores

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago
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A Friend Who Would Eat Sushi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
A dear friend announced last night that she would eat sushi tonight. I told her, please do not eat sushi. So much of the seaweed on the market is from Japan and Thailand. Japan has no centralized testing for its food products. There is no evidence that the US has increased testing of Japanese imports; in fact, the opposite may be true (standards may have been loosened). Fukushima poses an immediate and deadly threat to flora and fauna in thePacific Ocean. See map of Fukushima radiation contamination at Woods Hole oceanographic institute https://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=67796&tid=... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 1.4.13"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 1.4.13"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The Fiscal Cliff turned into a can kick on tax policy. Yes, they averted some nasty tax increases for many Americans, but there were zero spending cuts. In fact, the legislation added $4 trillion in debt!!! I’d say President Obama won round one, but not by much. I have to give a little credit to Democrats and Republicans for the compromise, but this is still the “blame game theater.” Now, Republicans are going to demand cuts and hold the debt ceiling over the President’s head. This is going to be much nastier tha... more »

Cabaña en la nieve con personas jugando

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago
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Harper And The Conservative Party Seemed Determined To Tear Up And Totally Disregard Treaties Signed Between Canada And The First Nations

leftdog at Buckdog - 4 hours ago
*Stephen Harper has an extremely bullying approach towards issues. In his arrogance, he believed that he could merely change Treaties that exist between Canada and the First Nations by sweeping legislative changes hidden inside a massive Omnibus Bill.* * **He is wrong ... on all accounts.* * **Canada is a signatory to numerous Treaties with other nations. Not the least of which are the treaties that exist between Canada and the First Nations who originally owned the land that we now call The Dominion of Canada. * * **Canada signed treaties with First Nations peoples recognizing them... more »

Paisaje de un bosque oscuro

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 4 hours ago
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Salt Lake City Home Show and a chance for free or discounted tickets

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 4 hours ago
*My set of posts featuring all my new projects and organizations systems start on Monday. I am so excited. I have made some huge FREE changes. I just realized the other day that not a single piece of furniture in my living room is the same and I didn't pay for any of them! Until then please enjoy a post about one of my favorite places. * My husband and I LOVE home shows. There is something about walking among all the things that could be in our home that gets his brain working and makes me a little giddy. I had the opportunity to go up to Salt Lake City for a preview of the Salt L... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 4 hours ago
Police discover more bones inside chamber of horrors at Jersey ... "Seeing as this is a numbers game, please urge at least one other person (or many others) to sign this petition... It will make all the difference. So long as the UK bars me from entering the country, its free press is not guaranteed and the safety of its children remains in question. But as long as this group grows, it shows it cannot and will not be silenced. "With your help, I will see my visa restored in 2013. "All the best – and happy holidays." Leah *Restore the visa of banned journalist Leah McGrath Goodman... more »

Cabaña en el bosque frente al lago

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 5 hours ago
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DHS Buys 200,000 More Rounds of Ammunition

Matt at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
While the Obama administration sets out to eviscerate the gun rights of American citizens in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, earlier this week it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a company a contract worth over $45,000 dollars to provide the DHS with 200,000 more rounds of bullets. This new purchase adds to the staggering figure of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition already secured by the DHS over the last 9 months alone. A solicitation originally posted on the FedBizOpps.gov website on December 17 on behalf of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Ce... more »


Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 5 hours ago
(first let's set up the mood with a little crowd awards ceremony applause, and picture maybe Alec Baldwin & Angelina Jolie & Matt Damon behind the podium opening the nominee envelopes) < ...and here we go! The nominees for *CRISIS ACTORS* Lifetime Achievement Awards are: *Nurse Nayirah* in: SADDAM INCUBATOR BABIES. Her *faked testimony* got us into the first Iraq Gulf War under GHW Bush (hat tip to the PR firm *Hill & Knowlton*): *The Harley Guy* in: *STRUCTURAL FAILURE DUE TO FIRE*. This "random guy on the street" had it all figured out, even though it took scientists a... more »

New Hope for Socio-Economic Integration

John Thompson at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
Richard Kahlenberg’s “From All Walks of Life, New Hope for School Integration,” updates the evidence in favor of socio-economic integration as the best single way to improve outcomes for poor children. He also gives reason for measured hope that it can be expanded, perhaps replacing failed test-driven attempts to improve poor schools. I remain unconvinced, however, that Kahlenberg’s wisdom will be scaled up. Kahlenberg summarizes research explaining that socio-economic integration works because it involves all three of the essential factors of effective schools. Low-income studen... more »

We don't want to end up like Norway, Cameron warns as he refuses to give up Britain's seat at the EU's table.... We don't want end up with low unemployment and growing Economy?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 5 hours ago
David Cameron today rejected the idea of Britain becoming a second class member of the European Union, insisting he would not give up his place at the Brussels ‘table’. The Prime Minister gave his biggest hint yet that he will use his imminent speech on Europe to rebuff calls from many in the Tory party for a radical change in the UK’s membership of the EU. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257047/We-dont-want-end-like-Norway-Cameron-warns-refuses-Britains-seat-EUs-table.html Norway - *Norway’s strong, oil-fueled economy looks set to stay that way in 2013, according to the co... more »

Activists Gather In Washington, D.C. For The Dis-inauguration Of Barack Hussein Obama

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
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Thoughts on Peer-Review Standards from a Junior Reviewer

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
This is a guest post by Peter S. Henne. Peter is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University. He formerly worked as a national security consultant. His research focuses on terrorism and religious conflict; he has also written on the role of faith in US foreign policy. During 2012-2013 he will be a fellow at the Miller Continue reading

Friday Morning Linkage: Austerity Edition

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Is the tide turning on the idea of austerity? Philip Pilkington takes issue with this week’s New York Times feature story on how well the Latvians are enduring austerity. The IMF thinks Latvia has gone too far. Last week, IMF Director Christine Legarde warned Germany to go slower in making cuts. And, yesterday, it (the Continue reading

The Connecticut Elementary School Shooting: Where The Hell Are The Sandy Hook Bodies?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
I came to the conclusion very shortly after the Sandy Hook shooting was reported over the Jewish controlled MSM that it was all a massive psy-ops. We all have watched as the Mainstream media brought out some very bad actors to play the parts of the victims' "parents", as well as officials that kept changing their stories. It does seem now that this was a contrived episode for the sole purpose of brainwashing the already dumbed down American public into accepting horrific gun control legislation and a repeal of the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution. I have received some very pu... more »

enbridge line 9: all pain and no gain for ontario, quebec, and new england

laura k at wmtc - 6 hours ago
Have you heard about Line 9? Enbridge has begun a process that would create a third option to get their dirty tarsands oil out of Alberta to sell to the rest of the world. The Keystone XL pipeline would stretch from Alberta to Nebraska. (Gee, what could go wrong?) The Northern Gateway pipeline would see, impossibly, huge supertankers threading through the rocky, island-dotted British Columbia coast. (Another no-brainer.) Under this third plan, Enbridge would reverse the flow in two existing pipelines - Line 9 and the Portland-Montreal Line. Oil would flow from Alberta through Sar... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 13:52:58 UTC Friday, January 04, 2013 at 10:52:58 PM at epicenter Location 36.910°N, 141.338°E Depth 63.5 km (39.5 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances 43 km (26 miles) ESE (114°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

Outrage over Hong Kong’s ‘shark fin rooftop’

Jim at Desdemona Despair - 6 hours ago
[image: Thousands of shark fins drying in the sun cover the roof of a factory building in Hong Kong on 2 January 2013. Shark poachers have moved the shark fins to secluded rooftops instead of sidewalks – as they have done in the past – to avoid public anger. Antony Dickson / AFP / Getty Images] Hong Kong, 3 January 2013 (AFP) – Hong Kong conservationists expressed outrage Thursday after images emerged of a factory rooftop covered in thousands of freshly sliced shark fins, as they called for curbs on the "barbaric" trade. The southern Chinese city is one of the world's biggest m... more »

Prosecution Orders Investigation Against the Muslim brotherhood: Did America Pay them 10 Billion Egyptian Pounds?

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Egypt's Chief Public Prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim has ordered an investigation in an accusation against the Muslim Brotherhood of receiving 10 billion Egyptian pounds from the United States, asking for the sources of the Brotherhood's money to be revealed. The prosecutor referred the complaint to the state security prosecution to investigate it. The two plaintiffs claimed that the United States granted the Brotherhood the money illegally to back its interests in the region. Mitt Romney, who lost to Obama in November, had made similar accusations during his campaign. http://allafrica.... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 6 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Dave Foley, 50. A bit of good stuff: 1. Kevin Drum, anti-platinum coin. 2.But there's a White House petition for one now. 3. Norm Ornstein talked to Greg Sargent about the Speaker vote. 4. But Politico's Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan have the prize photo from what really wasn't much of a revolt, much less a coup. 5. And I don't really agree with John Tabin's attempt to place DS9 on a liberal/conservative scale, but I'm always up for a good appreciation of that underappreciated series.

The Least Stressful Job of 2013: University Professor

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 6 hours ago
That’s what Forbes claims in an article that’s generating much mirth in academic social-media circles. University professors have a lot less stress than most of us. Unless they teach summer school, they are off between May and September and they enjoy long breaks during the school year, including a month over Christmas and New Year’s and another chunk of Continue reading

Lebanon asks for $180 million to aid Syrian refugees

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
Lebanon, now a haven for 170,000 Syrians fleeing civil war, has asked foreign donors for $180 million to help care for them and said it will register and recognize refugees after a year-long hiatus. The Beirut government has officially sought to "dissociate" itself from the 21-month-old struggle in Syria, nervous about the destabilizing impact of the increasingly sectarian conflict in its bigger neighbor on its own delicate communal balance. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/04/us-syria-crisis-lebanon-refugees-idUSBRE9030GO20130104

Zero Dark Thirty: CIA Questioned Over Bin Laden Film Torture Scenes

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
US senators have demanded to know what the CIA told the makers of a controversial film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden about the use of torture. Zero Dark Thirty shows an al Qaeda figure undergoing waterboarding, which simulates near-drowning, and other similar interrogation techniques before eventually providing information that helps ultimately track down Bin Laden. However, a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the CIA's detainee programme has previously concluded that such methods produced no useful intelligence. http://news.sky.com/story/1033244/zero-dark-thirt... more »

Bombs and Monsters

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 6 hours ago
Sorry about the lack of posts this week. The year may be new, but it's already getting old. I can't remember ever feeling so overwhelmed. At least the last Congress is history, the lame duck session particularly having been overrun by the one of the most bizarre bunch of political quacks in recent memory. Some of them are back, their feathers ruffled, for another paddle in the scummy Washington pond. F-bomb boy Boehner with cheek of tan is still around, though having barely squeaked through for a new stint as the Weeper Speaker. The new year promises more of the same old, same old w... more »

Tax Evaders Named In Crackdown

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 6 hours ago
The names and photographs of last year’s top tax cheats have been made public as part of the Government’s efforts to crack down on evasion. The 32 criminals have been sentenced to a combined 155 years and 10 months behind bars, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said. The move to publish their details is designed to shame tax cheats. http://news.sky.com/story/1033239/tax-cheats-hmrc-publishes-names-and-photos

Is Miss McConnell Leading Senate Republicans Down The Obstructionist Path In Return For Campaign Contributions?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday Kentucky activists and union leaders rallied in front of the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse & Customhouse building in downtown Louisville to bring to public attention the findings of a new Public Campaign Action Fund report that links McConnell’s unprecedented strategy of obstruction in the Senate and his campaign donations from corporations benefiting from such gridlock. The events was organized by the Kentucky AFL-CIO, Progress Kentucky, Communications Workers of America IUE-CWA Local 761, and Common Cause Kentucky. The Public Campaign report, which asserts that “Kentucki... more »

Want to buy an ex-Royal Navy Type 22 frigate?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
The British government are selling four... The four frigates are the HMS Chatham, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Cumberland and HMS Cornwall. All will be available for viewing from 25 February to 15 March 2013, Monday to Friday. I wonder how stringent the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and other vetting process will be?

In search of justice – Summary of an International Law Case in Finland

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*In search of justice – Summary of an international law case in Finland* by Jukka Davidsson - jukka.davidsson@pp.armas.fi Finland, as so many other countries in Europe as well as in Asia, experienced a devastating economical collapse in the 1990’s. This writer has been researching the event privately and in the Uppsala University, Sweden. The summary presented here is only a superficial scratch of the very complex case. Only main events, outcomes together with the legal analysis will be presented. The huge amount of victims should finally get justice. This is a story of a countr... more »

SCAM ALERT: Coleman as Perpetual Huckster

P. L. Thomas at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
There's an allegory that is popular among lawyers called the allegory of the river. [1] In this allegory, people find themselves near a river and confronted with a stream of babies floating helplessly by in the current. Many begin frantically to wade into the rushing water, saving as many babies as possible. Then one walks away. The others are stunned and ask why this one person is abandoning the mission to rescue the babies floating down the river. The one walking away says, "I am going upstream to find who is throwing the babies in and stop them." • If David Coleman found himse... more »


Disaster MapNet at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Forecast: Goodell is ruining the 2013 New Orleans Saints* *RTA works to clear neutral ground on St. Charles Avenue by Carnival* *La. cemeteries sinking, washing away* *Congress to vote on Sandy flood aid * *Oil company admits using coffee filters to doctor water samples* *Massive Endymion float pays tribute to Pontchartrain Beach*

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 7 hours ago
Magnitude 5.1 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 13:13:41 UTC Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 03:13:41 AM at epicenter Location 16.437°S, 173.375°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) Region TONGA Distances 254 km (158 miles) NNE (15°) from Neiafu, Tonga

The Meaning Of Silence

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
As Theresa Spence's hunger strike continues, Stephen Harper remains silent. But his acolytes have had plenty to say. Christie Blatchford and John Ivisonhave brushed aside Spence's demand for a meeting with the prime minister. Still, Stephen Harper has remained tight lipped -- except for one throw away line in his New Year's Message about how his government "continued to strengthen First Nation relationships in 2012." Michael Harris writes: In Robert Bolt’s great play *A Man for all Seasons*, the prosecutor asks the jury a question about Thomas More’s unspoken opinion of the king’s... more »

And The Crystal Ball Says: My Predictions for 2013 Employment Law

Donna at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 7 hours ago
Last year I did pretty well with my predictions. Here’s what I see on the horizon for 2013. *1. Even More Active NLRB* With zero Republicans left, the possibility of gridlock is nil. We’ve seen a very active NLRB on issues involving non-union workplaces. Look for stepped up activity against employers on social media restrictions, attempts to suppress worker concerted activities and lopsided agreements. NLRB will do what other government agencies have punted on: help employees. *2. EEOC Will Start Stepping Up* Not to be outdone by NLRB, EEOC will become more active as well. This yea... more »

Gunman kills 9 in house-to-house rampage in Philippine town

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A gunman went door-to-door near the Philippine capital of Manila on Friday, opening fire and killing at least nine people in his neighborhood, authorities said. The attacker, Ronald Bae, injured several others in Kawit, said Joseph Camaret, a local police officer. The town is about 20 kilometers south of central Manila. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/04/world/asia/philippines-shooting/?hpt=ias_c2

Ubuntu 2013 - from Phones and Tablets to Power PCs?

address-withheld@my.opera.com.invalid (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 8 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/cpWHJDLsqTU My grain of salt to it: this is going to hurt Microsoft... If this 'all-in-one' (interconnected) concept succeeds is another subject. What if power fails after a storm or a disaster? What if the local infrastructure isn't capable to handle this, or the Cloud breaks down or is vastly changed due to new regulations? John

Venezuelan government announces Chávez has 'severe' respiratory infection

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez is still suffering a "severe" respiratory infection that has hindered his breathing as he struggles to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba, the government said on Thursday. The 58-year-old socialist leader has not been seen in public nor heard from in more than three weeks. Officials say he is in delicate condition after his fourth operation in just 18 months for an undisclosed form of cancer in his pelvic area. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/04/hugo-chavez-severe-lung-infection

'One in five' struck by norovirus in Scotland say experts

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
One in five people in Scotland may have been hit by norovirus in the past year, according to new figures. The high number of cases has led to hospitals across the country having to close wards to new admissions. A total of 2,824 cases of norovirus - also known as the winter vomiting bug - were confirmed by laboratories in Scotland in the past 12 months. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20903489

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 12:42:51 UTC Friday, January 04, 2013 at 10:42:51 PM at epicenter Location 22.221°N, 143.504°E Depth 146 km (90.7 miles) Region VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION Distances 236 km (146 miles) NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands

China shuts website of leading reformist magazine

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
China shut the website of a leading pro-reform magazine on Friday, apparently because it ran an article calling for political reform and constitutional government, sensitive topics for the ruling Communist Party which brooks no dissent. "Yanhuang Chunqiu" (China Through the Ages) is an influential Beijing magazine that features essays from reformist retired officials. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/04/us-china-media-idUSBRE90308K20130104

Civic Nationalism: An Establishment Trap

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 8 hours ago
In Europe, we have a federal government comprised of fake Socialists in the service of International Finance. These commissars of political correctness are duplicated through the bureaucracy of government in every country. In the UK, the liberals and Marxists infest every level of the civil service, public services and government administration (including the indoctrination of the next generation in the school system). Having completely taken over every branch of the State, the greatest coup of the enemy has been to so bamboozle elements of the resistance, that people who should... more »

Australia Heatwave Leads To Bushfire Alert

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Australians are sweltering through one of the worst heatwaves for years, with temperatures well above 40C in some places. Much of the country will be on alert for bushfires this weekend as temperatures reach record levels. Adelaide in southern Australia registered a top temperature of 45C (113 Fahrenheit) on Friday, its fourth-hottest day on record. http://news.sky.com/story/1033251/australia-heatwave-leads-to-bushfire-alert

The Relationship Between Psychotropic Drugs, Mental Illness, and Violent Crimes

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 8 hours ago
The Relationship Between Psychotropic Drugs, Mental Illness, and Violent Crimes Agriculture Society, 3 January 2013 Anti-depressants are a much-too-commonly taken drug, prescribed by doctors to many people in our population for a variety of issues not exclusive to the diagnosis “depression”. Their prevalence is not only common, but the numbers of people taking them are on the rise. I hear about children and adults I know, or someone else I know who knows them who are prescribed medications for anti-depressants on a regular basis. According to the The National Center for Healt... more »

To Hell with Crayons

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2013/01/to-hell-with-crayons.html?m=1 Thursday, 3 January 2013 *To hell with Crayons* I have a shit load of stuff that I want to tell you, and unfortunately barely any time- I'm seriously swamped right now. I've read the 56 comments on the recorded conversation that I posted earlier today, and I want you all to know that I hear you. Loud. And. Clear. D's time of being a good girl and sitting quietly in the corner colouring has just come to an end. I'm done with the bullshit. I'm done with the controllers- including those that have been c... more »


Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
There are unconfirmed reports that one person has died as out of control bushfires rage across parts of Tasmania destroying homes and businesses. Extreme fires are burning at Forcett, Bicheno and Lake Repulse and a number of communities are being affected. Police have received reports that one man has died while defending his home during the Forcett blaze, and at least 65 homes and businesses have been lost. http://au.news.yahoo.com/local/tas/a/-/local/15763148/live-blog-fires-rage-across-tasmania/

Jeffery Delice: Naked Intruder Shot After Attacking Dog, Homeowner

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
In a singularly bizarre attack, a naked 20-year-old man was shot in the foot early Wednesday after he broke into a Miami backyard and began choking the owner’s Rottweiler, the Miami Herald reported. Jeffery Delice hopped a fence into the Miami backyard and began choking the dog, whose yelps alerted the owner. The owner grabbed a gun and rushed into the backyard. Delice than began attacking and biting the dog’s owner, who shot him once in the foot — which didn’t compel Delice to stop the attack, according to the Herald. The homeowner reportedly had to pin down the wounded Jeffery D... more »

Explosion Near Iran’s Nuclear Plant Reported!! Nuclear Disaster In The Making – Iran To Citizens: Flee Isfahan!!

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material. An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s one-and-a-half million people to leave the city “because pollution has now reached emergency levels,” the BBC reported. However, outside observers suspect that the evacuation order may corroborate previous reports indicating that a uranium enrichment facility near Isfahan had been leaking radioactive material. http://freebeacon.com/iran-to-citizens-flee-isfahan/

Top 10 Events that Prove Obama Planned Gun Control Long Before Newtown Tragedy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Numerous Events Throughout President Obama’s First Term Have Been Patently Exploited to Destroy the Second Amendment “Under the Radar” It should be painfully obvious that the gun grabbers — including the likes of President Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Vice President Joe Biden, among many others — are not responding to the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting alone, but are using that terrible tragedy to implement a gun control agenda they have long ago planned, waiting for the right timing to achieve their aims. Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s first Chief of Staff, famously said “You n... more »

CA Homeowner Shoots And Kills Armed Home Invader, Wounds 2 Others As Children Have Sleepover

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
A homeowner in Sacramento is being treated for non life threatening wounds after successfully fighting off 3 armed home invaders who tried to attack his home last night. The homeowner grabbed a weapon after 3 armed men tried to break into the home, and opened fire. The homeowner was shot by one of the suspects, but he managed to shoot all 3 suspects. One of the shot suspects died at the scene and the other 2 are being detained by police as they try to figure out exactly what happened. http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/01/ca-homeowner-shoots-and-kills-armed-home-invader-wound... more »

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 10:10:53 UTC Friday, January 04, 2013 at 10:10:53 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 29.833°S, 176.381°W Depth 52.7 km (32.7 miles) Region KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION Distances 159 km (98 miles) ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake FALCON, VENEZUELA - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 07:56:01 UTC Friday, January 04, 2013 at 07:56:01 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 10.771°N, 69.368°W Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles) Region FALCON, VENEZUELA Distances 11 km (6 miles) WSW of Santa Cruz de Bucaral, Venezuela

Magic Bullet, My Ass!

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 8 hours ago
*by Len Hart, the Existentialist Cowboy* I once spent several hours with a famous witness to the murder of JFK ---Rosemary Willis, often called the little girl in the red dress. She is easy to spot in the Zapruder films, running along the south side of Elm street just ahead of her father, Phil Willis. Phil Willis was taking 35mm slide films of the motorcade. Rosemary is seen running ahead and, suddenly, stopping! Rosemary showed me her father's slides and a double-page center-spread from one of the Willis photos depicting the Grassy Knoll. Her father's photos had appeared in Look M... more »

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SICILY, ITALY - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.6 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 07:50:06 UTC Friday, January 04, 2013 at 08:50:06 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 37.929°N, 14.795°E Depth 9.2 km (5.7 miles) Region SICILY, ITALY Distances 5 km (3 miles) N of Maniace, Italy

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.8 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 07:32:36 UTC Friday, January 04, 2013 at 09:32:36 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 15.193°S, 173.948°W Depth 83.3 km (51.8 miles) Region TONGA Distances 86 km (53 miles) NNW of Hihifo, Tonga

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 4th January 2013

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 8 hours ago
Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time Friday, January 04, 2013 at 06:27:32 UTC Friday, January 04, 2013 at 06:27:32 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 17.226°S, 177.251°W Depth 419.9 km (260.9 miles) Region FIJI REGION Distances 338 km (210 miles) SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Mohawk Nation News 'Canada at War, Oka 1990'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
MNN: CANADA AT WAR, OKA 1990 Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com CANADA AT WAR:  OKA 1990  MNN.  Jan. 3, 2013.  Truth prevailed and only we can control our destiny.  Dekanawida instructed us to transform war into peace, to bring everyone to one mind.  We are telling Prime Minister Harper and his invading soldiers and police to refute the New

Three Points of Flourishing Real Estate Investing

As the potential of the housing market shakes on its affiliation, depositor tries to resolve their next giant budge. Now, distinct any time in the last more than a few years, that choice is a tough one to build. Sinking house costs, towering foreclosures and growing list residences on the market may be sufficient to prevent depositors from luring out their amount. The altering souk, yet, does not of necessity mean it's time to skip distribute. On the other hand, it does require the shareholder pay nearer thought to his or her next payment. The subsequent are some points that can dec... more »

Family Values? Orange Julius To Harry Reid: 'Go F--k Yourself'

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 11 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe The past couple of months haven't been good ones for Weeper of the House John "Orange Julius" Boehner. His party lost the presidential election, and he couldn't even deliver his own caucus for "Plan B" to solve the so-called fiscal cliff predicament. Then, last Friday afternoon, according to witnesses, Orange Julius told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, "Go f--k yourself." Not once, but twice. (I don't know why I sanitized the word, as I have used it unsanitized a few times before. Perhaps it's the context.) This man is, presumably, the highest-ranking official i... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 11 hours ago
*The BBC's Terry Nutkins.* "Terry Nutkins did not just pinch my bottom, he subjected me to a period of sexual harassment culminating in a serious sexual assault, all of this while I was a school kid working in the summer holidays." Terry Nutkins dead Terry Nutkins was born in London. TV star Terry Nutkins, at the age of 11, went to live with Gavin Maxwell, author of* Ring of Bright Water.* * *Gavin Maxwell became his legal guardian in order that Nutkins could stay with him." Maxwell left everything he owned to Nutkins. * * *Site of Ring of Bright Water.* * *Maxwell was the grands... more »

Egypt the after-thought

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
This BBC article blames Israel for the 'blockade' of Gaza and includes this line in a prominent position: 'Human rights groups have said Israel's measures are tantamount to collective punishment against Palestinians in Gaza.' If you read to the very end of the article, and most people won't. It is obvious that on news sites most people read the headline and sub-headline and maybe what appears on the first screen as they view it, a minority read on. If you do make it to the end of the article you read this: 'The relaxation came a day after Egypt also eased its own restrictions, all... more »

RCMP Investigation of Scotiabank

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*From: deryl@* *Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 6:46 PM* *To: heatheranntuccijarrafllc@* *Cc: Heather Tucci-Jarraf* *Subject: Follow up on phone call.* Hello Heather, This is just a quick follow up to my phone call of last week. How may I be of assistance Background. I was conducting an investigation for the Defense of Canada for NDHQlooking into terrorist activities. A posting I was due to be at last fall. I learned a long time ago to "follow the money". Amazing what you find. Its nice to see my conclusions fall in line with your findings. I turned my evidence o... more »

Well that's alright then

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
The BBC report the news from the largely Islamic state of Indonesia that: 'A city in the Indonesian province of Aceh which follows Sharia has ordered female passengers not to straddle motorbikes behind male drivers. Suaidi Yahya, mayor of Lhokseumawe, says it aims to save people's "morals and behaviours". Leaflets have been sent out to government offices and residents to inform them about the regulation. Aceh is the only Indonesian province that follows Sharia. Under the new regulation, the mayor says that women passengers are only allowed to sit "side-saddle" because straddling t... more »

January 3, 1973

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 12 hours ago
Bob Haldeman, the president's chief of staff, had been on vacation and had little or no contact with the president from December 22 through January 2. On the 3rd, he was back in the Oval Office. His diary says it was a three hour meeting and he lists several things, but not Watergate...but the tape shows a great follow-up to yesterday's meeting between Chuck Colson and Nixon. -- Haldeman: [...] There was more to his [Colson's] involvement in some of this stuff than I realized. President Nixon: Really? Haldeman: Yes. President Nixon: Which part? Haldeman: Watergate. President Ni... more »


Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 12 hours ago
now this is *intriguing*... thanks to Sanri for the tip. You gotta ask what a female reverend is doing analysing global heat trends but Free Planet is glad this lady's *on the case*. During her presentation, Rev Michelle Hopkins keeps mentioning, "TTAs and the SPACE FENCE," two terms I've never personally come across before. She mentions the TTA 'we gave to Israel' and "Islands with obscurements," is another of her favourite terms.

The world as seen by the LHC protons

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
*Off-topic paragraph:* Today, we celebrate 370 years from the birth of Isaac Newton, arguably the brightest scientist ever. He was born on January 4th, 1643 (New System: it's December 25th, 1642, in the Old System). He was the founder of classical physics (and, in fact, physics in the modern sense), the universal law of gravitation, co-inventor of calculus, the discoverer of lots of mathematical methods, laws in optics, and so on. He was also a reliable executioner of counterfeiters and a devout Christian whose literal belief in the Bible and in the existence of the Holy Spirit perme... more »

dreams - why I should never leave 37 Elizabeth Road, Haydock

Mike Philbin at FREE PLANET - 13 hours ago
now, this is a strange synchronicity one: the other night, inspired by my HC Unit-conceit that memories might have a geographical basis (where due to 'googlin' our actual memories are being digitally stolen from us and reconstructed on some secure server at Google or Bing or Yahoo in a demonstration of 'if you don't use it, you lost it' neglected-neuronic-pathways-are-erased fashion), I went on an 'astral travel' back to 37 Elizabeth Road Haydock. Not as it must look today, but as it must have looked back then in the 1980's when I lived there with my Aunty. I mean, Astral Travel - ... more »

Udo Wartena Encounter in 1940

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
As I have posted before, I will tackle specific UFO reports if they add something. This one is particularly important. First off, Udo had his encounter long before UFO's ever became public. This means no cultural contamination. Secondly, Udo was a prospector and that makes him a highly skilled observer who knows not to trust his memory and to make detailed notes immediately. I consider prospectors to be the true scientists out there and it is certainly part of my scientific education. That is why this particular report is so good. He did not miss a thing and asked the rig... more »

SSRIs and Linkage With Mass Shootings

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
Let me see. We have 5000 linked events in which the spate of mass killings fit nicely in the third standard deviation in terms of a cause and effect relationship. If I recall correctly, alcohol abuse will likely also fit nicely into such a scenario except as it takes much longer and the effect is much weaker. It could well be that SSRI accelerates the effect. Another aspect of SSRI's that has not gained any coverage is that some side effects are persistent long after discontinuance. I am bringing this little morsel up for those who have been exposed to these drugs and are ... more »

Permian Extinction Causation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
This certainly tightens up the linkage to the Siberian Traps in providing an explanation for the Permian Extinction. A near continuous influx of nickel rich ash would be feasible here. More work needs to be done to tighten this up but it certainly looks good. One thing that has not happened in human history is a serious flood basalt that is regional in scope. However, what is operating in Hawaii may in fact be as good as it actually gets. It may need a massive impact to make a serious difference. I would like to see a convincing study of these events that explains how the... more »

Wild Horses Out of Room

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
Unfortunately, it is politically incorrect to address the issue of expanding wild population of traditional prey species. As we cannot rightly tolerate a return of the predator prey cycle as we ourselves would soon become prey and the cycle itself is horribly inefficient with huge swings of boom and bust, it will become necessary to apply real husbandry. In the case of the wild horse, that means an annual drive to corral a portion of the herds while applying selection and disease treatment protocols. This provides an annual source of horse protein that may be handled in ... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 13 hours ago
Note the *butterfly*, used in the CIA's Monarch brainwashing.

John Friend & Brian Staveley discuss 9/11, Sandy Hook PSYOPS on Freedomizer Radio

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 13 hours ago
I called into *Freedomizer Radio* on Thursday, January 3rd to discuss the PSYOP aspects of 9/11 and the recent Sandy Hook "shooting". Brian Staveley of *The Real News Online* was the guest. Sorry for the lame picture guys, I didn't have the time or energy to put other photos with this audio clip. The entire 7 minutes is worth listening to though, especially the end when I bring up the Jew factor.

Wildrose rink lotto scheme: a new tax on the prodigal and the poor

David Climenhaga at Alberta Diary - 14 hours ago
Imagine the millions we can scoop up from the foolish and the intoxicated! Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith extemporizes on the advantages of using gambling to subsidize billionaires. Below: Drugstore and hockey billionaire Daryl Katz; former Wildrose candidate Pastor Alan Hunsperger. It was almost a relief yesterday when Danielle Smith, leader of Alberta’s right-wing Wildrose Opposition, ... more »

China: Fire At Orphans' Refuge Kills at least Seven

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 14 hours ago
A fire at a shelter for orphans and abandoned youngsters in central China has killed at least seven children. http://news.sky.com/story/1033212/fire-at-orphans-refuge-kills-seven

ALEC Says - State AG is Not 4 U or Me

2old2care at Because I Can - 14 hours ago
One of the pieces of legislation we will see duplicated across the United States by ALEC members this year will be: Attorney General Authority Act The State Attorney General currently is there to protect YOU AND ME from the abuses of corporations. Not if ALEC legislators have their way! ALEC corporations don’t want the Attorney General to protect us - it cuts into their profits when they have to pay up for abuses to the citizens of a state. So ALEC has introduced the Attorney General Authority Act for ALEC corporate profit sector members - the public would not want thi... more »

Palestinian Territories and Jordan - spot the difference

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
I have previously explained why Jordan is the true Palestinian state, here's some flags to assist you in understanding this One's Jordan, the other the Palestinian Territories - can you tell which? Does it really matter?

Multimedia Roundup: Fiscal Cliff Charade

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*January 4, 2013* (Corbett Report - PressTV)

"Django Unchained" Continues Hollywood's Sad, Shameful Legacy of Dealing With Slavery Era

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 14 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* The critical adulation that greets every new movie by Quentin Tarantino is a sad commentary on our culture. Tarantino is an overrated hack who does nothing more than rip off ideas from vastly superior directors from Europe and Asia. He then waters down these ideas and re-works them into movies that are infinitely inferior to the originals. Tarantino is hailed as a "daring" and "radical" filmmaker, when in fact his slick, commercial movies are about as daring and radical as a cup of Starbucks coffee. *Django Unchained*, the latest Tarantino film, is receiving univ... more »

Three GRENADES found at Disney World parking lot by cleaner

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Three hand grenades were found in a bin at Walt Disney World in Florida last night. A cleaner made the discovery when he was emptying trash containers at the Downtown Disney area around 7.30pm on Wednesday. The area where the grenades were found was reported to be a staff-only parking lot at the shopping and entertainment district. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256753/Three-GRENADES-Disney-World-parking-lot-janitor.html

Police hunt cashpoint gang who prey on the elderly by spying on their PIN numbers before stealing their bankcards

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Detectives hunting a cashpoint con gang have released CCTV stills of suspects after they struck again. The group has been seeking out elderly victims in Manchester city centre, hovering around them to watch the PIN number being typed in before claiming there is a problem with the machine. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256674/Pictured-Cashpoint-gang-preying-elderly-spying-PIN-numbers-stealing-cards.html

£80bn lifeline is STILL not helping our small firms as they are frozen out of attempt to kick start economy

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Small firms are being frozen out of the £80billion attempt to kick-start lending, the Bank of England warned yesterday. Despite being the backbone of the economy and a major employer, they are not benefiting from the scheme the Bank is running with the Government. The first major analysis into the ‘Funding for Lending’ initiative does show, however, that *it has ‘significantly’ increased funding for large firms* and homeowners wanting a mortgage. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256923/80bn-lifeline-STILL-helping-small-firms-frozen-attempt-kick-start-economy.html

Libyan police captain abducted in Benghazi

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A police investigator was missing after being abducted in the militia-ridden Libyan city of Benghazi, police said on Thursday, but tests on a charred body showed it was not his. The corpse charred with hydrochloric acid and found in the Buhmeida district was not that of the missing Captain Abdel-Salam al-Mahdawi, head of the city's criminal investigation unit, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/03/us-libya-police-idUSBRE9020N820130103

Bernard McGinn on Meister Eckhart (1260 -- 1327, C.E.)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
*Wandering Joy: Meister Eckhart's Mystical Philosophy * Watch: *Bernard McGinn on Meister Eckhart (1260 -- 1327, C.E.)*. The embedding feature was disabled so I couldn't post the video here. There are some minor sound problems but you can still make out the words. It's well worth your time and attention. "Bernard McGinn is a professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and the author of several books, including *Early Christian Mystics*, *The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism*, *Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing*, and *The Mystic... more »

Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Effectively affirming the concerns of five much-maligned Republican House members and the evidence presented in an investigative book, an Egyptian magazine claims six American Muslim leaders who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have significant influence on U.S. policy. Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, in a Dec. 22 story, said the six men turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” The Egyptian article was translated ... more »

Nine dead in Damascus car bomb amid rebel push

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
At least nine people were killed when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday amid reports of furious combat raging around a major airport and a military airbase in the north of the country. Many people were seriously wounded in the car-bomb attack in a northern Damascus neighbourhood, and the death toll may climb, the group's director Rami Abdel Rahmane told AFP. http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/RestOfAsia/Nine-dead-in-Damascus-car-bomb-amid-rebel-push/Article1-984729.aspx

Bird flu wipes out hundreds of ducks in Bali

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Hundreds of ducks in Takmung village, Klungkung regency, Bali, have died suddenly, with avian flu suspected as the cause. I Wayan Sudia, a duck breeder in Takmung village, said he had lost hundreds of his ducks. “Laboratory reports show my ducks were infected by bird flu,” I Wayan Sudia told reporters on Thursday as reported by Antara news agency. “The symptoms included cloudy eyes and seizures,” he added. http://www2.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/01/04/bird-flu-wipes-out-hundreds-ducks-bali.html

7 vehicles buried by landslide in Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
Seven vehicles were buried under a landslide at Persiaran Putra Bahagia, 500 metres from the Putra Heights Police Station, Subang Jaya, this evening. Nevertheless, the eight people in the vehicles, five cars, a van and a motorcycle, were reported safe. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department, assistant director (Operations) Mohd Sani Harul said, the route experienced mud flood from the landslide in Bukit Cermin, where a project to build semi-detached houses was taking place. http://www.nst.com.my/latest/7-vehicles-buried-by-landslide-in-subang-jaya-1.195962

Michigan: Manhole Overflows, Gallons Of Sewage Flood Streets

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
A manhole in Kalamazoo has overflowed, causing the streets to flood with gallons of raw sewage. An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of sewage overflowed from the manhole located on Maple Street. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Services was contacted regarding the situation at about 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. http://fox17online.com/2013/01/03/manhole-overflows-gallons-of-sewage-flood-streets/

Two rescued after bridge collapses in North Yorkshire

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
TWO air ambulances were scrambled to a village in North Yorkshire this afternoon after reports of a bridge collapsing leaving two people in flood waters. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to High Askew near the village of Cropton on the North York Moors. The two people rescued, believed to be members of a shooting party, were flown to James Cook University Hospital. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/two-rescued-after-bridge-collapses-in-north-yorkshire-1-5274921

Canada: restrictions in effect at three Southwest care centres following unidentified illness outbreaks

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
The list of Cypress Health Region long term care facilities where visiting restrictions are in place has grown to three, with the Palliser Regional Care Centre, the Swift Current Care Centre and the Gull Lake Care Centre all under 'outbreak' situations. An outbreak was declared at the Palliser Regional Care Centre on Wednesday after 13 residents of the long-term care facility became ill with what has been identified as Influenza A. The outbreak status at the Gull Lake Special Care Centre was issued early Thursday following the outbreak of an unidentified enteric illness. Two reside... more »

Rescuers evacuate 1200 skiers in Spain

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
RESCUERS have evacuated the last of 1200 skiers trapped by strong winds a day earlier on the slopes of a resort in the Spanish Pyrenees. Winds gusting up to 110km/h forced the Panticosa ski resort to stop the ski-lifts on Wednesday afternoon, stranding holidaymakers on the mountain. http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/rescuers-evacuate-1200-skiers-in-spain/story-e6frfkui-1226547412137

Coastal landslide safety warning after Tynemouth cliff collapses

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 15 hours ago
PEOPLE are being urged to take extra care at cliff edges after a landslide along the coast. A slab of grass and earth, measuring around 15ft by 15ft, tumbled down a cliff on the north side of Tynemouth Priory and landed below on the south side of King Edward’s Bay. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/communities/tynemouth/2013/01/02/coastal-landslide-safety-warning-after-tynemouth-cliff-collapses-72703-32534360/
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