Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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With the bounty of organic summertime strawberries currently available, there's no time like the present to appreciate all the exceptional health benefits of this remarkable fruit.
A new program in New York City allows doctors to prescribe families fruits and vegetables instead of pills to combat disease.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison
NYC Allows Doctors to Prescribe Fruits and Veggies Instead of Pills
Just last week, Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, which actually allows doctors in the NYC area to give at-risk families better access to local produce. The program allows them to prescribe fruit and vegetables!
For the last year, EFF and other privacy groups have worked to define obligations for governments that could restore human rights to the global surveillance debate. Now we have 130 organizations, from Africa to Australia, Croatia to Colombia, signed up to our thirteen principles. Will your group join us?
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For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques. Nothing could demonstrate the urgency of this situation more than

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Nick Ruiz for Congress: Endless Summer

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 minutes ago
As you probably know, Blue America has endorsed Nick Ruiz, a professor, a surfer and a former Green Party candidate running as a progressive Democrat now, against anti-environmental corporate stooge John Mica in a central Florida district next to Alan Grayson's. Grayson should be able to fly back and forth between Orlando and DC with Nick rather than Mica and his weird wig. Nick has a contest for the month of August-- Nick Ruiz for Congress: Endless Summer-- and we want to make sure you know about it. From Nick: "I'd like to announce a a very special contest for NRIII 2014 suppor... more »

NSA 's XKeyscore - one click real time access to basically every internet activity....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 55 minutes ago NSA's XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity Published time: July 31, 2013 16:31 Edited time: July 31, 2013 20:34 Get short URL [image: The map of XKeyscore servers from a 2008 presentation (Image from] The map of XKeyscore servers from a 2008 presentation (Image from Share on tumblr Trends NSA leaks Tags Law, Scandal, SciTech, Security,Snowden, USA New revelations about NSA surveillance systems show that it was enough to fill in a short ‘justification’ form bef... more »

Obamacare Exchange subsidies possibly illegal ? How much of the law can withstand legal challenges that inevitably will keep coming ? It would appear this whole mishmash blows up but probably not until after the Mid - term elections in 2014 ! In the interim , as the implementation flounders along with the promises folks bought into , Affordable Care becomes about as popular as the average Congress Critter....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 55 minutes ago
Congress, Experts Question Legality of Obamacare Exchange Subsidies IRS, Democrats defend administration’s decision to extend subsidies to all exchanges [image: AP] AP BY: Andrew Evans July 31, 2013 4:40 pm The Obama administration cannot legally offer federal subsidies to help people buy insurance on federally run health insurance exchanges, legal experts and Congressional Republicans argued Wednesday, potentially threatening the central feature of Obamacare. Obamacare mandates that each state have a health insurance exchange where people can buy insurance, and the federal g... more »

So , when the US is not " fighting " Al Qaeda ( really just mainly talking about fighting a War on Terror mainly during campaign stumpers , speeches in Congress or Television posings ) , the US Military is contracting in Afghanistan ...... with Al Qaeda ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 55 minutes ago
recall this post - where US Protection of Al Qaeda was discussed ... On the day Bradley Manning gets convicted for espionage , isn't it ironic to look at and consider who gets put on trial for aiding the enemy and who doesn't ? Id aiding Al Qaeda isn'r aiding the enemy , then just what is happening there ? Peter Dale Scott blows the doors wide open with his missive on US protection of Alqaeda and the dirty political / geoplotical gamemanship going on - even to this day ! *The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 29, No. 1, July 29, ... more »

Lamar W. Hankins : Alcoholics Anonymous, Nonbelievers, and the Constitution

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
Alcoholics Anonymous "praying hands" medallion. Image from Alternatives in Treatment. Alcoholics Anonymous, nonbelievers,  and the Constitution AA proponents argue that the 'higher power' found in its steps can be whatever one wants it to be. Yet plainly religious practices go on at AA meetings, such as prayer, scripture-quoting, and the crediting of a supernatural 'higher power.' By Lamar W.

For those of us numbed by the realities of climate change, a warm welcome to the new ClimateProgress

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Royal Thai Navy personnel work to clean up the oil spill on Ao Phrao Beach on the island of Koh Samet on July 30.* -- from (see below) *by Ken* The other day ThinkProgress announced, in addition to a revamping of the website, "a major expansion of its coverage of climate change" with the introduction of ClimateProgress, a "hub for all things climate, energy, and environment-related." (Actually it's a *re*-introduction of ClimateProgress, which had a run from 2006 to 2011, when it was merged into ThinkProgress.) I confess that I devote far too little atte... more »

A Kid With a Utility Knife Gets Mowed Down. In Montreal, a Guy With 182 Firearms Who Shoots at Cops Gets a Non-Lethal Rubber Bullet.

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 3 hours ago
Isidore Havis is a lucky man. He's especially lucky that he lives in the Montreal burbs, not in Toronto. 71-year old Havis is in a Montreal hospital with a possible broken bone received when Quebec police decided to take him down with rubber bullets. 18-year old Sammy Yatim lies in a funeral parlour after a Toronto cop went after him with nine, 40 mm. hollow-point bullets. Havis was armed and actually fired a round at the cops who surrounded his house. Yatim waved around a 3-inch knife but actually attacked no one, least of all the cop who unleashed a fusillade of fire into his ... more »

Greece items of the day - first the politically correct media , then the view from the greek street......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Greece news of note..... *IMF urges more debt relief, reforms and financing* The International Monetary Fund attempted to focus Greek and European minds on Wednesday as it argued that Greece faces an 11-billion-euro funding gap and will need further debt relief, while warning Athens that a failure to overhaul its public sector will force the government to adopt more austerity measures. In its 207-page report of the fourth review of the Greek adjustment program, the Washington-based fund raised serious questions about the scheme’s sustainability. IMF staff, led by the Fund’s repres... more »

Define "Democratic Reform"

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 4 hours ago
You knew when Harper appointed Pierre Pepperpot to his cabinet as minister for democratic reform, something remarkably undemocratic was bound to follow. And so it has. Pipsqueak Pollivre has struck, opining that the very provinces that forged our confederation need not approve of the most undemocratic government in Canada's history's plans to remake the Senate. Anything short of abolishing the Senate can be done, in house, by the federal government without provincial consent claims the miniscule member for Kanata. No need to re-open the constitution, claims Pollivre. Steve can d... more »

TEPCO is " sorry " that SARRY doesn't work .... joining Kurion cesium absorption system and AREVA co - precipitation system on the failure scrap heap soon ? BTW , if there is only seven days left of storage capacity , where does highly contaminated water go on the eighth day ? If you guess the Pacific Ocean , you win the booby prize ! Unless Tepco is immediately removed from being in charge of whatever reduction of contamination - let alone moving forward to shutting down the ongoing debacle , Japan will be destroyed slowly and methodically ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013 One Thing or Another at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Series No. N: SARRY (Cesium Absorption System) Stopped What's more worrisome than SARRY being stopped (TEPCO does have backups - Kurion's cesium absorption towers and AREVA's decontamination system if they really need treatment) is how little capacity left in storing the highly contaminated water (7 days worth). According to TEPCO's email notice for the press (7/31/2013): 7月30日、「ブースターポンプ停止/漏えい検知」の警報が発生し、第二セシウム吸着装置(サリー)が停止したことについての続報です。 SARRY (cesium absorption system) stopped after an alarm sounded on July 30 si... more »

#SurveillanceState: When acts of honour are made illegal

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*"When robbery is done in open daylight by sanction of the law, as it is done |today, then any act of honour or restitution has to be hidden underground." *-Ragnar Danneskjold The government wants to spy on your communications and harvest your private details. Actually, they already consider they have the power to do that—and have done it to some—now they just want to do it legally. Their argument is they need to spy on you to protect you. But this argument falls at the first hurdle. If the “war” they are engaged in involves warding off terrorists, then that was requires naming... more »

Fifty shades of Theft ( not gray ) ? Chinese interests looting Detroit on the cheap - where is the outrage or has that deal been quietly worked out ? Kleptocracy update - our financial system doesn't enable theft , it is theft says Charles Hugh - Smith ......Speaking of theft - even the poor are gaming the taxpayers - look at the welfare fraud in play in NY ! At the end of the day , when everything is being stolen from the taxpayer - by the chinese , by the financial system , by con people hustling welfare benefits , what does the taxpayer call himself / herself - the new poor ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago Why Are The Chinese Gobbling Up Real Estate And Businesses In Detroit? By Michael Snyder, on July 30th, 2013 [image: Detroit Michigan at Milwaukee Junction looking southwest at Russell Industrial Complex - Photo by no body atoll]Something very strange is happening to Detroit. Once upon a time, it was the center of American manufacturing and it had the highest per capita income in the United States. But now the city is dying and the Chinese are moving in to pick up... more »

Time to go, Billy . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
THE TORONTO POLICE ARE MORALLY CORRUPT — and Chief Bill Blair is responsible. On his watch, the police have committed the most egregious of acts: conspiracy to violate the Police Act. Starting with the G20 debacle, where officers conspired to remove any identification to link them to the crimes they gleefully committed on the citizens of Toronto. Const. James "Killer" Forcillo Now,

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: Something happened in England. Why?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Here’s the news on tonight’s meeting from our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group:* Three-hundred years ago, something unprecedented happened in Britain. For thousands of years of human history, production had barely if ever risen above subsistence levels. Then all of a sudden, in late-eighteenth century Britain, production and prosperity took off--and population with it. Why? This is the question we’ll look at tonight—the answer to which has enormous implications for why some places are rich, while others just suck. Along the way we’ll discuss some other related questi... more »

The Fuller World

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Elsewhere: Senate Deal, more

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 5 hours ago
Lots of stuff to pass along, including one on the Senate deal still holding on today's ATF vote. One quick addition to that: it's worth remembering that the Senate deal is important, and that the potential instability in the tag-team approach is important, because Republicans are still filibustering everything. So it still takes 60 to defeat all these filibusters; all that's happened is that some Republicans are willing to help the Democrats defeat those filibusters in order to avoid a nuclear confrontation. But the filibusters are still going on. Here's the other recent ones, begin... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Jindal looks for ways to intervene in levee lawsuit ~Jeff Adelson, New Orleans Advocate*

An impressive story you might have missed. Music by Choi Sung Bong... (Dr. John v. Kampen) at - 5 hours ago
Link: - click in picture to start this film! Link: - click in picture to start this film! *The story* behind *Choi Sung-Bong* is *heart-breaking*... Just listen to it. Some believed it was a hoax! It wasn't. From a simple young man without *anything* except his music to a star in seconds. In "Korea has Talent", 2011. An example of the extra-ordinary. These things do happen. He came to fame. I lost track of Sung-Bong on April 17th, 2013. On his bike he was hit by cars... His agent wrote that he now continues to perform. I wish hi... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Softening of outer Earth and “surface-only” oriented beings occurs at this time

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
* * *Softening of outer Earth and “surface-only” oriented beings occurs at this time* by ÉirePort Softening of outer Earth and "surface-only" oriented beings occurs at this time. This may be reflected and/or caused by various weather and surface-crustal shiftings, as well as personal/individual shifts of the so-called "unexpected" nature. Higher Guidance and Higher Level Beings assist with this softening, as individual soul contracts must be honored. Paradigms formerly "unyielding" to all human efforts to remedy, will find softening, resolution, and revolution. ÉirePort | July 3... more »

Joseph W. Martin, Jr., "MOPE, Blythe and a Derivatives Dreams" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* * * "MOPE, Blythe and a Derivatives Dreams"* by Joseph W. Martin, Jr. "Ok so let's get this straight, the dirtbags in Washington don't like the way the economic numbers are coming in so they revise the way the numbers are calculated (all the way back to 1929!) to make them stink less and so they can claim that the (non-existent) recovery is even better than the last batch of lies they told about it. Have we reached the point that all this MOPE (management of perception economics, i.e "the new normal") has finally over estimated the stupidity and naïveté of the American public? ... more »

Humility: A Lesson Most Needed and Least Often Acknowledged | the becoming radical

plthomasedd at SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE - 6 hours ago
The list of what public schools need in the US is long and complex, but a great starting point would be lessons in humility for those who have decided they know best when all the evidence suggests otherwise. READ FULL POST HERE: Humility: A Lesson Most Needed and Least Often Acknowledged | the becoming radical.

(It's Everyone For Her/Himself!) Talk About Something Else We Can't Afford (Investigative Journalism?), America's Real Subversives: FBI and NSA, and Heart-Stopping Painter

The end of investigative journalism? I thought that happened during the election of 2000? But what do I know. NEWSFLASH! Glenn Greenwald to Jeffrey Toobin: You’re “Calling for the End of Investigative Journalism”By Prachi Gupta Toobin agreed with the Bradley Manning verdict, saying that the WikiLeaks source "should be going to prison" VIDEO Corporate sell-outs? Get me my fainting salts!

Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Amendment to Eliminate Aid to Egypt - 7/31/13

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
"Foreign aid is more likely to buy a lavish chateau in Paris than it is to buy bread in Egypt." - Senator Rand Paul. "Over the past 30 years Americans have been forced to finance the Mubarak family living large. So when you see pictures of depression in Detroit, when you see abandoned housing in Detroit, when you see boarded up housing, when you see 50,000 dogs running through the streets of Detroit, when you see a once great nation, once great city lying in decay, you think about your politicians who chose to send that money to Egypt and not keep it here at home. As Detroit decays,... more »

Top 10 George Zimmerman Excuses for Speeding

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
Earlier today, George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Florida man found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin two and a half weeks ago, was pulled over in North Texas for speeding. In the Ford pickup he was driving was a gun. When asked by Texas law enforcement officers where he was going in such a hurry, Zimmerman reportedly replied, "Nowhere in particular" then asked the deputy if he recognized him from television. Zimmerman was eventually sent on his way with just a verbal warning. But that was just the first thing Mr. Zimmerman said to the officers when asked where he... more »

Slides to Two Recent Talks Connecting the Themes of Ethics, Crime and Psychiatry are Now Online (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 6 hours ago
Just to inform that the slides to my two talks at the 33rd International Congress of Law and Mental Health, held in Amsterdam earlier this summer, are now available online for viewing, download and sharing via my site. Both talks represent work in progress, where I am in the beginning of combining thinking on different topics that I have been touching on in isolation before, but which are nevertheless related through their connection to certain aspects of criminal law policy connecting to medical views of human nature. They are: *1. The Return of Lombroso? Ethical and ... more »

Obama Turning Over A New Leaf On Austerity?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The American face of Europe's failed Austerity Agenda Michael Tomasky is a pretty sharp guy-- and not some kind of Beltway shill. So when he professes that Obama might be going in a progressive direction, I thought it would be worth at least hearing him out. In the Daily Beast Monday he warned Obama not to blow his moment. "The president," he writes, "is at last sounding aggressive about progressive policies-- namely, that to save the country, we need to save the middle class." I have to admit, when I read Tomasky's tweet-- "Finally, Obama Gets in the Face of the Austerity Caucus!"--... more »

July 31 Update: "Nothing is happening".... *snort* buhahhahahah!!! Oh, and more info about Iraq

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago Wednesday, 31 July 2013 July 31 Update: "Nothing is happening".... *snort* buhahhahahah!!! Oh, and more info about Iraq As I mentioned yesterday in the Charts article, the most awesome research team in the world have dragged some brilliant pieces of information and links into the spot light. I haven't been able to even remotely get the info/links put together in any semblance of organization, but a few of these pieces just absolutely needed to be put out here now. Edited about 3 minu... more »

EXTRA : Rag Blog Editor Dreyer Does it in Public this Friday!

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
Poster art by James Retherford / The Rag Blog. The banner, designed by famed comix artist Gilbert Shelton, is from the original Rag, Austin's legendary underground newspaper published from 1966-1977. Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer  just keeps getting older! "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." -- Chili Davis, hitting coach, Oakland Athletics From the Rag Blog Society Desk /

Kindergarten CCSS madness? Buckle up Robin!

Chris Cerrone at SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE - 7 hours ago
My recent post of first grade vocabulary from the New York State Education Department’s EngageNY website created a tremendous discussion. Is Common Core curriculum produced by Core Knowledge© age appropriate? Is this a symptom of the Common Core in general? Does the Common Core address the cognitive development of primary aged students? Once again the […]

What Caused the Iraq War? David Lake Replies to Debs and Monteiro

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by David Lake, who is the Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. It responds to an article published in International Organization by Alex Debs and Nuno Monteiro. Their post on the subject appeared yesterday. Continue reading

Gennifer Flowers gets dragged out again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013* *Along with Daisy Buchanan:* As she starts her latest column, Maureen Dowd is in crackpot heaven. She gets *everything* into her first four grafs, including Howard Stern: DOWD (7/31/13): *The cruelly misunderstood Anthony Weiner has “no idea” if he’s about to be stabbed by another stiletto heel.* “These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them,” he told Denis Hamill of The Daily News. “But who knows what they might do now?” Yes, who knows? Free-spirited young women having digital sex with a well-known politici... more »

Racist anti-White Hater, Doreen Lawrence, rewarded with seat in UK Government

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 8 hours ago
Doreen Lawrence - the mother of the dead Stephen Lawrence - is to be rewarded by the enemies of the nation for her services in dæmonising indigenous Britons, with a seat in the House of Lords. The House of Lords is the highest court in the UK. It is also the upper chamber of parliament, and thus the tier of government with the power to overturn any and all legislation. In the faux democracy of the UK, the House of Commons is nothing but a front for the Establishment, which is used to give the impression that the people have a voice. The House of Lords, on the other hand, more r... more »

The crowd assembly of logic

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 8 hours ago
We live both mythically and integrally, so said Marshall McLuhan in 1964. The bourgeois-scientific method (valuable though it is) consists of isolating elements in time and space to understand them. The way of understanding irrupting into our modern world is pattern building and integral. I’d argue it is consistent with a working-class-as-universal-class way of thinking. Granted, for the moment, it remains shackled to the prerogative of capital accumulation, but it is an example of the future concealed within the present. Two examples – the crowd assembly of logic: 1) Corners ... more »

The crowd assembly of logic

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 8 hours ago
We live both mythically and integrally, so said Marshall McLuhan in 1964. The bourgeois-scientific method (valuable though it is) consists of isolating elements in time and space to understand them. The way of understanding irrupting into our modern world is pattern building and integral. I’d argue it is consistent with a working-class-as-universal-class way of thinking. Granted, for the moment, it remains shackled to the prerogative of capital accumulation, but it is an example of the future concealed within the present. Two examples – the crowd assembly of logic: 1) Corners ... more »

“Old Man Rothschild Was Right…” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
* “Old Man Rothschild Was Right…”* by Bill Bonner “Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws.” – Mayer Amschel Rothschild “When we left you yesterday we were lamenting how the American working classes have lost ground. Today, the typical working stiff has a lower real income than he had in 1950. Wait… Is that possible? Yes. As we showed yesterday, he has to work longer today to pay for a family car and a house than did six decades ago. In 1950, he could support a family. Today, he can barely support himself. Almost everyone misunderstands why. They ... more »

An illustration...

Roobin at THROUGH THE SCARY DOOR - 8 hours ago
Here’s a small illustration of the problem with the argument that you debate fascists to defeat them. Fascist mass murder Anders Breivik has applied to study a module of a degree course (although it will not lead to a degree) in political science at the University of Oslo. It’s in keeping with his intellectual megalomania, but the issue is the rector of the university said his application will have to be judged on its merits. While there’s probably nothing legally to stop Breivik from studying it is totally galling that this is even possible. One of the survivors of the Utoya massa... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 8 hours ago
*Bill Jenkins* Bill Jenkins, at the age of six, was sexually abused by his foster mother. ** Photo of a child: GETTY IMAGES "Sharon, an only child, was sexually abused by her mother. *"This was sustained sexual violence..."* *Female sexual abuse: The untold story of society's last taboo * "I spoke to a number of adults - men and women - who as children endured horrific sexual abuse at the hands of their mothers, aunts, grandmothers and female carers... "One man, now 60 years old, recalls: *"My mother had been physically and sexually abusing me for as ... more »

The Washington Post reports record test scores!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013* *It happens every spring:* Everything we know about Emma Brown is good. Brown is an education reporter for the Washington Post. She graduated from Stanford in 2000. From 2002 through 2005, she taught seventh grade in Juneau, a city believed to be in Alaska. In 2009, she got a master’s degree in journalism from Berkeley. This morning, she writes a front-page news report, a type of report we have read ten million times before this. Her report may be right on the money. But it’s very hard to tell—and it happens every spring! Brown reports that DC test scor... more »

The Guardian Praises BC's Carbon Tax Initiative. Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch, or, Christy Clark's Giant Methane Fart

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 8 hours ago
According to *The Guardian*, British Columbia's 5-year old experiment with carbon taxes has been a great success and stands as an example of to governments everywhere. *In 2008, British Columbia implemented a carbon tax, with the revenue returned to citizens through lowered income taxes. A new peer-reviewed studyexamines the data through 2012 to see how British Columbia's emissions and economy have fared, and the results are impressive. Consumption of taxed fuels per capita has fallen 19 percent in British Columbia relative to the rest of Canada.* *As a result, British Columbia's gr... more »


Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
*The Effects Of Our Toxic Environmental Bio-Terrain On Life* Trisha Springstead, RN, MSDavid Curtis, MSSusan Hageman 2-9-11 To the Truth Seekers and The Ones Who Suffer On April 20th, 2010, the largest manmade disaster in the history of the United States of America blasted the Gulf of Mexico. The Explosion of the Deep Water Horizon murdered 11 men and injured 17 more. This was not just your ordinary spill. Despite all warnings to upper level management, BP did not listen and told these men to move forward and keep drilling, as the company was losing money with each passing day. ... more »

Trisha Springstead

Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
Trisha Springstead Websites - - Biography:Trisha Springstead is a registered RN who treats Morgellons patients. Trisha was trained in medicine at Loma Linda University, UCSB, and Riverside State College. Trisha is currently working on her doctorate in Holistic and Alternative Medicine.


Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
*The Fight For The Truth - The Brave Souls Who Took On BP * Three plus years of investigation, research, testing, tracking, disputing, fighting for the truth of the massive cover-up by BP of the Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. From Florida to Texas, the actions of some very brave citizens from all different backgrounds and walks of life coalition together to take on the BP PR machine and win. The battle continues. Please support the effort and share the truth. *You are the new media.* * Video from Trisha Springstead, RN.*


Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
A dire report prepared for President Medvedev by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources is warning today that the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico is about to become the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction”. Russian scientists are basing their apocalyptic destruction assessment due to BP’s use of millions of gallons of the chemical dispersal agent known as Corexit 9500 which is being pumped directly into the leak of this wellhead over a mile un... more »

Gulf of Mexico is Dying

Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
*The Gulf of Mexico is Dying: * *A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill and Aftermath* *The Effects Of Our Toxic Environmental Bio-Terrain On Life* Trisha Springstead, RN, MSDavid Curtis, MSSusan Hageman 2-9-11 Click Here For Bigger Picture To the Truth Seekers and The Ones Who Suffer On April 20th, 2010, the largest manmade disaster in the history of the United States of America blasted the Gulf of Mexico. The Explosion of the Deep Water Horizon murdered 11 men and injured 17 more. This was not just your ordinary spill. Despite all warnings to upper level management, BP did ... more »

Soldiers are needed at home.

Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago

Horrible Mutations

Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
BP oil spill: The ‘horribly mutated’ creatures living in the Gulf. Fish, shrimp, and crabs are missing eyes and suffering strange deformities, according to a harrowing new report — yet the FDA insists the seafood’s safe to eat. Shrimp born without eyes, clawless crabs, and fish with visible tumors are among the “horrible mutated”marine animals found in the waters off the Gulf Coast, according to a new report from Al Jazeera. Scientists say the problem is a side effect of the April 2010 explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which killed 11 people and spilled at least 4.9 mill... more »

Experts Present Findings

Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
Experts present disturbing findings about oil spill effects.*It is more important than ever to stay in touch. UWS Monthly Marathon provides local and international broadcasts. Internet Archives available 24/7.* *United We Win Radio * *Free Alerts [Click Here]* Experts present disturbing findings: ------------------------------ BILOXI, Miss. (WALA) - In the 87 days following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, crude oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, scientists have been working to answer questions many people have: What are the effects, short and long-t... more »

Children's Health Challenges

Advanced Scientific Health Information and News at BP GULF MASSACRE - 9 hours ago
*Gulf Coast Children Experiencing Health Challenges* - Respiratory Problems - Bacterial Infections - Viral Infections - Stomach Problems - Sinusitus - Fevers - Skin Disorders

Release of offshore records draws worldwide response

Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
.... and this one didn't get directed to me in time to make the previous article.... but was so good I wanted to get it out to you guys. Release of offshore records draws worldwide response By Kimberley Porteous and Michael Hudson July 19, 2013, 2:00 pm ICIJ’s investigative series on offshore secrecy – which draws from a cache of 2.5 million secret records – has ignited reactions around the globe. Since the initial release of stories by the ICIJ and its media partners across the world, public officia... more »

Manning/Richards: A Tale of Two Courts Marital

Paul Coker at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*"There have been multiple instances in which Wikileaks has been dangerously reckless. After being criticized for releasing the social security numbers of U.S. soldiers, Assange told the New Yorker that this was acceptable “collateral damage, and acknowledged that despite Wikileaks’ “harm-minimization policy” there may be “blood on our hands.” * * * *Other leaks were far more dangerous; they included technical details of a device designed to disarm roadside explosives (IEDs) in Iraq and Afghanistan. An even more disturbing leak included the names of Afghan informants who gave U.S. o... more »

Those Critical Five Seconds in the Life and Death of Sammy Yatim

The Mound of Sound at The Disaffected Lib - 9 hours ago
Stills taken from security camera video of the Sammy Yatim execution, published by *National Post*, may be the most important evidence of all. Better yet, Lorne has the video itself posted at Politics & Its Discontents. You can see that Yatin indeed goes down and stays down, his body flinching from successive gunshots. These images reveal that the young man was felled by the very first round of nine shots fired by the Toronto police gunman. Yatim was hit, he slumped to his knees and fell backwards. Wounded and dropped to his knees, what possible threat could Yatim have posed, ... more »

Syrian "rebels" play politics at UN & massacre civilians. Israel to counter "ship killers"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
The partner to this post is here Iraq, Libya, Pakistan Prison Breaks that advance the NATO war agenda These two posts work together, best. :) *Killings at Khan al Assal, truth suppression at its most blatant.* Over the weekend I chanced across a couple of articles on the NATO backed mercs slaughtering civilians and SAA alike in the town of Khan al Assal. [image: 20130727 160817 Syria: The NATO style Removal of Witnesses]Massacre in Khan al-Assal (Source: SANA) *NYT’s July 28/13* FYI: I did check today and the two quoted paragraphs are still as they we... more »

Iraq, Libya, Pakistan Prison Breaks that advance the NATO war agenda

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*The partner to this post is *Syrian "rebels" play politics at UN & massacre civilians. Israel to counter "ship killers" They work best together. I feel this is a post that is overdue. In a perfect world this would have been up on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. But then, this is not a perfect world and time is not always on my side. *Let’s talk prison breaks. * Because prisoners are breaking out all over the place. The common denominator in all the prison breaks is NATO backed Islamists are being set free by other NATO backed Islamists. This should be a clear sign that NATO is... more »

Colleen Hanabusa Broke The Law Selling Her Soul To Drug Lobbyists

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Hanabusa and the crooked husband have their sites set on the U.S. Senate Tuesday afternoon we looked at what a mistake it is to compromise idealswith craven corporate interests and the political hacks they finance. In fact we honed in particularly on health care reform and the corporate battle against it. We concentrated on Republicans, of course, but Matea Gold, writing for the *Washington Post* highlights the unfolding health care scandal swirling around one of Congress' most corrupt and conservative New Dems, Colleen Hanabusa, the EMILY's List and drug lobbyists' candidate to displ... more »

Failing properly to wear seatbelt absolute or strict

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. Wilson, 2013 ONCA 503 allows leave to determine if failing to wear a seatbelt properly is absolute or strict liability : [5] In my view, it is a question of law alone whether s. 106(2) of the *Highway Traffic Act* imposes absolute liability or strict liability. Resolution of that question would have an impact on the jurisprudence in a way that is of interest to the public at large, given both the frequency with which the offence is charged and its public safety purpose.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Bradley Manning has been found guilty of all charges except the "aiding the enemy" one. I remember being told in school that democracy only worked if the people had the information about what our government was doing so we could take proper corrective actions and decisions. The people are supposed to rule. But as our nation's foreign and military policy has become an extension of global corporate operations those in power are increasingly keeping secrets from us because they know the people would not be happy if we knew the whole sordid story about what is actually going on in ou... more »

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Radiation MILLIONS Of Times Over Safe Limits , After More Than Two Years Since Original Disaster!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
For over two years now, I have been periodically filing reports at this blog concerning the still ongoing situation at Fukushima Japan. Few people have noticed with all the MSM crap news focused elsewhere in this sick world, that the Fukushima nuclear disaster with at least 3 nuclear reactors in full meltdown, is still going on and in fact the situation is still very much out of control! Personally, I have felt over the last while that since I was one of few people brave enough to continue to file reports about this situation, that I was basically "beating a dead horse", and few ... more »

July 31 Update: "Nothing is happening".... *snort* buhahhahahah!!! Oh, and more info about Iraq

Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
As I mentioned yesterday in the Charts article, the most awesome research team in the world have dragged some brilliant pieces of information and links into the spot light. I haven't been able to even remotely get the info/links put together in any semblance of organization, but a few of these pieces just absolutely needed to be put out here now. *Edited about 3 minutes after publishing to say: I'm sorry or all the formatting mess- I have no idea what the hell is wrong with my blogger account, but it's seriously having mental issues for the past 3 days. I'll try to get it sorted ... more »

Welfarism 26: John Mangun on Economic Decline of the West

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
There are a few Philippine-based foreigners that I admire, especially those who are free market-leaning thinkers. Like good friend and fellow Rotarian, Bruce Hall, based in Iloilo City; Peter Wallace, and John Mangun. John is an American stock market investor and analyst at the Philippine Stock Exchange, and does business consulting, writing columns, on the side. He has been living in this country for more than three decades now. His kids were born here. John’s articles are archived in his website, I am posting below three of his recent articles, ab... more »

ArtFordable Art Gallery & Studio

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 12 hours ago
10M Jalan SS21/35, 47400 Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: +603-77338538 / +60123131892 Read rest of post >>>

The Baathist Purge In Post-Saddam Iraq, A Short History Of DeBaathification

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
DeBaathification is one of the lasting legacies of the American occupation of Iraq. Passed in May 2003 by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) the effort to rid the country of the Baath Party quickly took on a life of its own that continues with the current Iraqi government. DeBaathification was not a vetting process meant to weed out the good and the bad. Rather it set out to ban the top ranks of the party, but then quickly expanded to any Baathist in a politicized, open ended effort that lacked due process, and coherent guidelines. While it had many supporters in both the U.... more »

Yeah, This Doesn't Work

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 12 hours ago
Chris Cillizza, on why Chris Christie is a strong candidate: As Mitt Romney, John Kerry and Al Gore can attest — and not in a good way — being, or at least seeming, like an average Joe is critically important to your chances of winning. Except...well, you know what Romney, Kerry, and Gore have in common? They won major party nominations! And that's where things such as candidate personality are actually important. As...George H.W. Bush can attest. Or maybe Cillizza would say that Michael Dukakis failed "average Joe" too. But then...well, Bob Dole was no average Joe, and neither was ... more »

Heroin ad from 1902: "not addictive like morphine, does not cause constipation and is ten times less toxic than codeine"??

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
An ad from 1902 -- the good old days when men were men -- and they realized heroin was better than morphine for those lingering coughs... more »

Cascada de aguas cristalinas en el bosque

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FotoFrontera - 13 hours ago
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Greta Van Susteren got upset!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013* *But then, she made a good point:* On July 15, Jasmine Rand discussed the Zimmerman verdict with Greta Van Susteren. In our view, Van Susteren would have done a better job if she hadn’t gotten so upset with two things Rand said. For starters, when Rand criticized the jury, Van Susteren got a bit hot: VAN SUSTEREN (&/15/13): *Are you saying it was a bad jury?* RAND: *I do not believe that Trayvon got equal justice in this instance.* VAN SUSTEREN: Specifically how? Tell me the evidence—tell me the evidence that the jury didn't hear. RAND: The evidence that... more »

Time to Put “Dying to Win” out to Pasture?

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
This is a guest post by Peter S. Henne. Peter received his PhD from Georgetown University in May 2013, and was a Fellow at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia during 2012-2013; he is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. His research focuses on Continue reading

Hear that folks? A wonk at AEI says we can draw any conclusions we want about data

Chalk Face, PhD at SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
Fantastic. Phew. .@kevincarey1 Not defending or disparaging. You can come to whatever conclusion you like based on the data. point was, look it up. — Andrew P. Kelly (@AndrewPKelly) July 31, 2013 Tagged: aei, data, education reform


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 13 hours ago
*2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Former President Jimmy Carter is America's most famous truth teller and moral revolutionist. Carter recently declared that "The U.S has no functioning Democracy" which did not appear in American mainstream press; Carter rightfully defends NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden actions declaring that "**the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far" and finally Carter still correctly argues **argues that "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestine land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace ... more »

The “New Paternalism” versus the Fordham Institute’s Assault on Teachers

John Thompson at SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
I have fond childhood memories of my Hog Nosed snake, and how he would alternately strike out like a rattlesnake and then flop on his back, playing possum. I loved that critter and it is in the same spirit that I address the theorizing of Mike “the New Paternalist” Petrilli. Petrilli will alternately exhibit the […]

Glenn Greenwald SCHOOLS Government Presstitutes AGAIN!

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
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Stan and His Students

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
When Stan Fischer was a professor at MIT, he was one of the all-time great advisers to those of us in the process of becoming macroeconomists. At a recent conference, Stan took a picture with some of his former students. Here is the snapshot. How many can you recognize?

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, who coined the term "military-industrial complex," referred to the economic implications of a high expenditure on arms in his "Chance for Peace" speech from 1953. Don't miss this speech! It's incredibly moving and far more relevant to our times than it was to his.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ * the**REALnews Permalink* *Israel is an Example of an Economy Hijacked by Military-security Interests* Although the U.S has the world's largest military industrial complex, Israel has the largest ratio of its economy dedicated to the military and security industry - July 28, 13 More at The Real News *Bio* Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the econ... more »

Fracking or Chemtrails? Study Shows Water Wells Closest to Fracking are More Contaminated

Mark Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
[image: Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...] *The peer-reviewed paper focuses on the presence of metals such as arsenic, barium, selenium and strontium in water samples.* *Activist Post* A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites, according to a team of researchers that was led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug. Brian Fontenot, who earned his Ph.D. in quantitative biology from UT Arl... more »

DUBLINERS TOO: What the lawyers said and did!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013* *Part 3—One lawyer cites Thurgood Marshall:* On March 19, 2012, CNN’s Sunny Hostin committed a heinous act. Introduced as a “CNN legal analyst” and a “former federal prosecutor,” she went on TV and repeated what the lawyers had said. Referring to the killing of Trayvon Martin, she said the 911 tapes, which she had heard, told her that “this child was murdered in cold blood and there are several witnesses to that murder.” Soon, Hostin was telling Brooke Baldwin what she thought she had heard: HOSTIN (3/19/12): *And the bottom line is, you hear a warning s... more »

Admission of inappropriate expert evidence may be harmless

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*R. v. Granada*, 2013 ABCA 273 points out that expert evidence may be inadmissible but still not prejudicial. Generally expert evidence is excluded because it will be given too much weight and be prejudicial. But if the expert evidence is "unnecessary" (and so inadmissible) it may still be non-prejudicial if it merely states the obvious: [12] Even if we were to accept the first argument, namely that the evidence was unnecessary and unhelpful, we fail to see any real prejudice arising from its admission. Simply put, if the expert's evidence was superfluous, in that... more »

This is just weird

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago

The Post-Structuralist Police-State

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
It's official. Far removed from its original intention of being a revolutionary project, post-structuralism has been appropriated by the oligarchy as a tool to obscure and simultaneously, to enforce, their own arbitrary police-state powers. Justice Mark McEwan, perhaps oblivious to the dangerous precedent he was setting, or perhaps fully cognizant of it, has declared that police reports are all unverifiable garbage. They're the random jottings of confused, shell-shocked individuals who cannot be expected to have accurate memories of traumatic, fast-moving events; even when they we... more »

WotW: Boosting Your Blog's Reach Through Google+

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
Google+ is the ghost town that has the biggest party around. Yeah, you heard me right, Google+. Not Facebook, not Twitter, not Pinterest – Google+. Chances are, you're rolling your eyes right now and saying to yourself, "Yeah, yeah, it's all hype. None of my friends are on Google+ so why should I bother?" My answer is: "That's exactly why you should be on Google+." So many people think Google+ is an alternative to Facebook. Yes, while it has elements of Facebook (though done better), Google+ is its own entity. Just like you don't use Twitter the same way or for the same things as ... more »

"Polls from all over the world consistently show that Israel and the US are regarded as the two greatest threats to peace and to life on earth. Yet, these two utterly lawless governments prance around pretending to be the 'world’s greatest democracies'.” -- Paul Craig Roberts

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 14 hours ago
------------------------------ *The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth–Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ July 24, 2013 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth* Paul Craig Roberts Amitai Etzioni has raised an important question: “Who authorized preparations for war with China?” says that the war plan is not the sort of contingency p... more »

"Explaining" Canada's Uncondtional Support For Isra-Hell!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
In my previous article, the question was asked as to why the hell this nation, Canada, bends over backwards to support the criminal and terrorist entity known as "Israel". The original article from the Redress Information and Analysis website both asked the question and tried to explain the reasoning for Canada's undying love for a criminal state. I also gave my own explanation as to WHY this nation supports such an evil country.... Now it appears that the Redress site has done a followup to their original article that tries to explain why this nation gives its undying love to I... more »

Bennett and Flo Rida, match made in heaven #NCSC13

Chalk Face, PhD at SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
What happened in IN, you know, with former state supe Bennett and fixing the grades of a big donor’s charter school? Didn’t I just wax philosophical about my previous reverence for those in “Central Office?” I did. But these are the ones that fudge data and school grades. Where do they get these people, anyway? In […]

My appearance on Baltimore’s @marcsteiner show. Thanks, brother.

Chalk Face, PhD at SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
Check it out here or listen below. There was a time that I revered those that made it into “Central Office.” The pay is good, often in the six figures. You wear suits. People ask your opinion. But then I grew up. How do people get these jobs? Hard work, sure enough. But these aren’t, […]

Tamarod movement in Bahrain stillongoing - despite oppression by Bahrain and Saudi Sunnis and indifference of the US and West to the struggle for freedom.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago Bahrain Cracks Down in Bid to Stop its Tamarod Movement (a la Egypt) Posted on 07/31/2013 by Juan Cole The Bahrain struggle is still going on two and a half years later. A coalition of Shiite groups and some Sunnis (the Waad or Promise Party) continues to agitate against the authoritarian practices of the Sunni monarchy. The dissidents have formed a Rebellion (Tamarrud) Movement in emulation of the one that brought down President Muhammad Morsi of Egypt, and are calling for big demonstrations on August 14. [image: bahrain3... more »

Read Stuff, You Should

Jonathan Bernstein at A plain blog about politics - 15 hours ago
Happy Birthday to Don Murray, 84. Hey, he was in an "Apes" movie and an episode of The Single Guy; what else do you need? And some good stuff: 1. Jordan Ragusa looks at the vote on the Amash (NSA) amendment. 2. First it was Nader; next, as Kevin Drum notes, it's Erick Erickson with the fantasies. 3. And the great Joe Sheehan on Bud Selig and the coming suspensions. Brutal, but he's right.

Fukushima: Radiation Millions of Times Over Safe Limit, after more then 2 years

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Fukushima radiation millions of times over safe limit- * WSJ reported the other day.... *The radiation is millions of times higher than Japan's acceptable limit under normal circumstances. * *Radiation of 750 million becquerels a liter of cesium-134 and 1.6 billion becquerels a liter of cesium-137 was recorded, Tepco said. The normal limits for the two potentially harmful isotopes are 60 and 90 becquerels, respectively. In April 2011 a combined 1.8 billion becquerels was recorded.* "The level of radioactivity is potentially serious but the impact would depend on where it is found,"... more »

War watch - July 31 , 2013 - Afghanistan , Iran , Syria and the Palestinian - Israel question .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Afghanistan..... Pentagon: No ‘Zero Option’ for AfghanistanReiterates Plan for 'Substantial' Aid to Afghan Military Beyond 2014 by Jason Ditz, July 30, 2013 Print This | Share This As the Obama Administration continues to try to present the “zero option,” ending the Afghan occupation at the end of 2014, as a real thing in the hopes of coaxing better terms out of President Hamid Karzai, the Pentagon seems determined to undercut them by reiterating at every opportunity that it isn’t really an option. Pentagon officials today offered a report to Congress saying that they had entirely r... more »

Barbara Madeloni running for MTA President

Chalk Face, PhD at SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
Friend and stalwart sister in arms Barbara Madeloni is running for President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. If you’re in the state, or know someone who is, consider throwing your support behind this campaign. Tagged: barbara madeloni, massachusetts, MTA

Wall Street Licking Its Chops As It Sees Christie And Booker Ahead In Their New Jersey Races

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
By now you're probably well aware that GOP presidential rivals Chris Christie and Rand Paul are already slugging it out-- over national security and governing philosophy. It looks to be pretty ugly, as anything Christie gets involved in always turns out to be. But their disputes aren't just a matter of two ambitious Republicans trying to knock each other out of presidential contention. Christie, in fact, sounds exactly like *Democratic*Wall Street shill Corey Booker. They're like the Jersey Bobbsey Twins. Christie, at a forum in Colorado on Thursday, pointed to a “strain of liber... more »

‘Young Spartans Exercising,’ by Degas

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 15 hours ago
[image: File:Young Spartans National Gallery NG3860.jpg] Changed many times by Degas, and never completely finished before his death, his *Spartans Exercising *harks back to the delightful point in the Nude Goddesses post earlier today: that that Greeks valued bodily displays, especially as part of athletic display. Over the course of his many changes to the painting however, Degas himself seemed to try to undercut the value of his bodies, and the more direct point it might have been originally making for something more subtle. Christopher Riopelle, curator of 19th-century paint... more »

The King Of Austerity

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
The damage Stephen Harper has done to his country is everywhere. Three years ago, at the G20 Summit, he touted Canada's economic growth. But now that he has implemented his austerity agenda, things aren't looking so good. The Canadian Press reports that Canada is no longer the fastest growing economy among the G7 countries: Capital Economics says Canada's economy will only grow by 1.5 per cent this year, and slow further to one per cent in 2014 as the country's over-built housing market comes crashing to earth. That would mean the U.S., Germany and likely Japan could outperform ... more »

Inference in the absence of evidence an error

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
Drawing an inference in the absence of any direct evidence is a material error: *1250264 Ontario Inc. v. Pet Valu Canada Inc.* 2013 ONCA 279, [2013] O.J. No. 2012, at para 7: [7] In my view, the motion judge erred in two material respects: drawing the inference in the absence of any direct evidence and holding the CPVF to a standard of objectivity. The information disseminated amounted to no more than opinion as to the advisability of the lawsuit from a business perspective. It did not purport to comment on the legal merits of the action. Information relating to the... more »

Argentina: Mutilated Horse Found With Bizarre Incisions in Santiago del Estero

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*Source: VISION OVNI Date: 07/23/2012* *ARGENTINA: Mutilated Horse Found With Bizarre Incisions in Santiago del Estero* *By Andrea and Silvia Pérez Simondini* *Dead animal was found 30 meters away from its owner’s house. Our thanks to Carlos Figueroa for this information.* Information concerning animals found with strange incisions is constantly received by our working group. This instance involves a horse – found and reported by its owner – in the locality of Fernández, Santiago del Estero. The peculiar detail of this case is that the animal, an older specimen whose death was exp... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Court OKs bond for homeowner accused of shooting teen ~Clair Galofaro, New Orleans Advocate**~Also~Literary celebrity Zeitoun acquitted of trying to kill ex-wife with a tire iron. Kathy Zeitoun, distraught, fears for her safety.* *Vaccaro Making Impression with Aggression* *LA Swift bus service N.O./B.R. ends Wednesday ~WDSU* *City appeals approval of OPP consent decree ~WWLTV* * Negotiation deadline arrives for sinkhole settlements* *Relief Well Drilling to Commence at Site of Hercules Rig Fire ~Roy Almeida, gCaptain* *Baby Penguin Named 'Hubig' By Popular Vote ~NOLA DEFENDER* ... more »

GOP - The Totally Useless Party

2old2care at Because I Can - 16 hours ago
Useless - no other word fits - USELESS ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, was the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. From 1970 to its end in 2010, ACORN had grown to more than 175,000 member families, From 1970 to its end in 2010 to its end in 2010 And it was the RepubliCONS that smashed acorn. the RepubliCONS *TWO DAYS AGO* *House GOP Defunds ACORN Yet Again, Even Though ACORN Does Not Exist* And your tax dollars paid for that. Nuff Said. O... more »

Argentina: An Anomaly Over Tucumán

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Javier López Posse* submitted the following photograph to *Luis Burgos*'s Facebook page. "A strange formation of unidentified flying objects," he writes. "I was trying to capture the flight path of this airplane, which left a contrail that lasted a least an hour. Can the image of these UFOs displaying a "cross"-like formation be construed as some sort of message? It is very suggestive." Please note the photo has not been submitted to any scrutiny and is merely presented as an example of what is being seen in the Southern Hemisphere at this time. Inexplicata Podcasts covering item... more »

Business Services and Transformations to Make Profit

Megaan at Current news updates, World current news - 16 hours ago
*Every so often, the best businesses will get stuck in a runnel. Maybe it doesn't attract consumers the way it used to, or maybe its customers have deserted it entirely, leaving the business to the sound of crickets and the sight of tumbleweeds. *A company has to be able to leave behind its well-established identity and its authority as a brand, named it's not always successful. For those businesses that have managed to meet the demands of a altering marketplace, there can be a new and sometimes better degree of achievement. But it's a tricky balance to strike, and some *busine... more »

The Hollow Towers: Migratory Birds

Paul Coker at News Spike - 16 hours ago
* * * * * * * * *Port Authority of New York and New Jersey* * November 8, 2000 * *PORT AUTHORITY TAKES STEPS TO PROTECT MIGRATORY BIRDS AROUND WORLD TRADE CENTER * *Floodlights on the roof of 1 World Trade Center will be turned off at night, and other non-essential lights will be dimmed* to protect migratory birds from becoming disoriented and crashing into the side of the 110-story skyscrapers. *Skyscrapers present a twin hazard to migrating birds: light and glass. *After circling an illuminated building for hours, the birds land on shrubs and trees in planters on the Austin J.... more »

Lion Rock 6: Honoring Milton Friedman

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
Today is the 101st birthday of Milton Friedman. He died in November 2006. This great mind has been espousing free market and minimal government policies in many of his academic and public policy work in the past century. He has battled believers of more government intervention in various academic and public policy debates in the US, Europe and other continents. The Library of Economics and Liberty mentioned two of Friedman's work and their importance, *His landmark 1957 work, A Theory of the Consumption Function, took on the Keynesian view that individuals and households adjust the... more »


Anon at aangirfan - 20 hours ago
*Tia Sharpe, victim of large pedophile ring?* On 10 August 2012, 12-year-old girl Tia Sharp was found dead at a house in *New Addington*, in Greater London. *August 2006 - Police search the grounds of 107 Walton Green, in New Addington, in Greater London* In August 2006, it was reported that more than a dozen children may have been raped and abused at a house in *New Addington* in Greater London. The house, 107 Walton Green, was occupied by convicted paedophile Leslie Ford-Thrussell. *Police "believe the property was the base for a child abuse ring for 40 years."* The Sun repo... more »

Déjà Vu in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas at Duck of Minerva - 21 hours ago
Polling stations are opening in Zimbabwe, and, if one’s Facebook feed is to be believed, some enthusiastic voters have already spent a few hours queueing (and winter mornings in Zimbabwe are *cold*). Today’s elections are notable for a few reasons: they’re the first elections since extensive state-sponsored violence in 2008; they mark the formal end Continue reading

Russia justified in counter-sanctioning US over Snowden

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
Nile Bowie Russia Today Ties between Washington and Moscow are at their lowest point in recent times, but if the United States truly wishes for better relations with Russia, it isn’t going to get it through imposing sanctions as a consequence of granting amnesty to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The US Senate has passed a bill authored by hawkish Senator Lindsey Graham that will enable Washington to move towards sanctioning countries that are seen as “aiding” Snowden. The message being sent is clear – American authorities are dead set on getting their “fugitive” and they are eve... more »

Worth Reading

Anon at aangirfan - 22 hours ago
"Protestants are more creative than Catholics and Jews, new research has found. "Researchers from the University of Illinois wanted to test a previously-held theory that introverted people who suppress emotions about sex and depravity are more creative than people who are more open and extroverted." Read more: ** *Aluminium for dinner again?* Tapestry at the tap The “chemtrails” we are all too familiar with after a 15-year dose continue to inflict eye infections, nosebleeds, skin sores, muscle pain, chronic exhaustion, weakened immunity, acute asthma a... more »

Mining 28: Markets, Government and Rule of Law

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
Of all sectors or industries in the Philippine economy, among the most heavily regulated, taxed and intervened by the government are the mining, pharmaceutical and petroleum industries. One proof if an industry is heavily regulated is the existence of high black market presence in that sector. In the case of mining, it is the so-called “small-scale” gold and other metallic mining. In pharmaceuticals, it is the presence of many counterfeit, substandard or simply unregistered medicines and food supplements. In the case of petroleum, it is the existence of huge volume of oil smuggling... more »

A Mayor you can vote for

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
Crikey, it finally looks like there’s an Auckland mayoral candidate I can vote for. And you can too. Because he’s the only mayoral candidate promising to cut rates. Affordable Auckland candidate for Waitemata & Gulf Stephen Berry is now also a candidate for Mayor of Auckland. “I’ve been waiting for a candidate with real policies that will promote affordable living to step up. As that is yet to happen I am putting myself forward as the ratepayer’s champion for the Auckland mayoralty.” “Len Brown’s average rates increase of 2.9% is an attempt to disguise the real problems that will... more »

They're Getting Much More Info Than You Know (And Know Much More Than You'd Believe)

Obama challenges GOP to accept corporate tax deal After reading the details below you might be not be blamed for believing that there must be thousands of al-Qaeda and its sympathizers in this country (or its close allies). Sounds serious to me (although the idea of the NSA or CIA or DIA or . . . (insert frighteningly powerful acronym here) . . . obeying the rules historically seems to be a

There was something radical enough in the pope's remarks about Teh Gays to scare the crap out of the Church's righteous homo-haters

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"This is the worst coverage of a religious story I have seen to date."* *-- Father Jonathan Morris, in "What Pope Francis really said about gays -- and no, it's not new," on* *"I wasn't great at judging homosexuals my first year in the job, either. But now I can do it without thinking."* *-- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, quoted by the Borowitz Report* *by Ken* So the Day One stories, aftter Pope Francis gave his surprise impromptu press conference following his Brazilian beach party on World Youth Day, were all about how His Holiness is OK with Teh Gays and who ... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Sign A Petition

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

Deustche Bank de-leveraging at the fastest rate since the crisis of 2011 - So , have we started the silent crisis of 2013 - fated to come into view after September 22 , 2013 ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago If "Europe Is Fine" Why Is Deutsche Bank De-leveraging At The Fastest Pace Since The Crisis of 2011? [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/30/2013 21:12 -0400 - Bank of America - Bank of America - Deutsche Bank - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Financial Accounting Standards Board - Gross Domestic Product - None - recovery Early today, Deutsche Bank disappointed markets when it reported a second quarter Net Income number of €335 million, or half of what the company made in the... more »

RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Prof Jay D. Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin

thorne dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Central Florida Prof. Jay D. Jurie, left, and Gary Bledsoe, president, Texas NAACP. Rag Radio podcast: The Rag Blog's Jay D. Jurie and Austin attorney Gary Bledsoe on the legacy of Trayvon Martin They discuss the trial, racial profiling, the 'stand your ground' laws and gun violence in America, the movement that has grown up in response to the Zimmerman verdict, and President Obama's call

"A Gathering of the Tribe" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A Gathering of the Tribe" by Charles Eisenstein "Once upon a time a great tribe of people lived in a world far away from ours. Whether far away in space, or in time, or even outside of time, we do not know. They lived in a state of enchantment and joy that few of us today dare to believe could exist, except in those exceptional peak experiences when we glimpse the true potential of life and mind. One day the shaman of the tribe called a meeting. They gathered around him, and he spoke very solemnly. "My friends," he said, "there is a world that needs our help. It is called Ea... more »

Musical Interlude: Brulé & Airo, "Thunder Across The Plains" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Brulé and Airo, "Thunder Across The Plains" -

O'odham VOICE against the Wall: US Border Patrol violates O'odham rights at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
PRESS RELEASE O’odham VOICE against the WALL P.O. Box 1835 Sells, AZ  85634 Contact: Ofelia Rivas The O’odham are Indigenous people, members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally-recognized Indian reservation in Pima and Maricopa County of Southwestern Arizona, having continually since time immemorial conducted and

You Can Never Separate Conservatism And Corruption-- Not In The U.S., Not In Spain

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This dirty little Spanish fascist didn't even make the trains run on time There are certainly corrupt Democrats too-- plenty of them. But corruption isn't *encouraged* by their party's Greed and Selfishness Ayn Randian philosophical underpinnings. Conservatism is *about* what Depeche Mode called the grabbing hands that get all they can. In the U.S. not many people are paying attention to the colossal scandal being played out in Spain, where a far right ideological maniac, Mariano Rajoy, managed to get elected Prime Minister, completely tanked an already wobbly economy, while lining h... more »

Gold in focus - pressure building up day its just going to blow !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago 30 JULY 2013 Unstoppable Demand Meets Undeliverable Object - A Run on the Bullion Banks "People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage." John Kenneth Galbraith, *The Age of Uncertainty* If this is accurate, if this is really happening, I think that the effects of this run on the bullion banks are going to hit quite a few people dead cold, like a smack in the face. That is because there is so little coverage of ... more »