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No mention of Piers Morgan calling that guy stupid?
Posted by Foonken2 on December 19, 2012 at 8:48 AM · Report this
seatackled 2
No mention of Piers Morgan calling that guy stupid?
Posted by seatackled on December 19, 2012 at 8:53 AM · Report this
seatackled 3
@1 (That was intentional.)
Posted by seatackled on December 19, 2012 at 8:53 AM · Report this
@3, I get jokes ;)
Posted by Foonken2 on December 19, 2012 at 8:59 AM · Report this
Story on the the horrible rape could use a city/country. Thought it was in Seattle until I read "Prime Minister" but that only narrows it down so much. Jus' sayin'.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on December 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
Simone 6
Still snowing in parts of Everett. Big snow flakes too.
Posted by Simone on December 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM · Report this
Simone 7
@5, the rape happened in India.
Posted by Simone on December 19, 2012 at 9:14 AM · Report this
seatackled 9

Just in case anyone thought that "jinx" thing was happening.
Posted by seatackled on December 19, 2012 at 9:23 AM · Report this
Gus 10
@7 you know it wouldn't happen here, as our busses have signs preventing it.…
Posted by Gus on December 19, 2012 at 9:27 AM · Report this
Cynic Romantic 11
Throwing a stone 12 light years is not the problem so much as doing it in a timely manner.
Posted by Cynic Romantic on December 19, 2012 at 9:31 AM · Report this
@7 Yes, I got that because I read the story, but it should still state the location in the blurb.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on December 19, 2012 at 9:44 AM · Report this
Fnarf 13
There is a place called "the Olympic Mountains" and a place called "the Olympic Peninsula" and a place called "Olympic National Park", but there is no such place called "the Olympic National Park".
Posted by Fnarf on December 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM · Report this
@5 You make a good point, fixed now to say "on Sunday in Delhi"
Posted by Guest Author on December 19, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
Pacific Legal Foundation makes a career out of trying to get animals off the endangered species list. They have some case about Puget Sound Orca too. This band of worthless yahoos is based in California and claims that the endangered species act endangers California interests. They have a facebook page...
Posted by lauramae on December 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM · Report this
"Park Geun-hye, daughter of a former president, is projected as the winner ..."

Yes, but can she dance gangnam style????


(Return On Investment)

Ever fantasized about knocking off that nasty, obnoxious and incompetent who's your boss, and then you could be promoted in his or her position? Good folk may fantasize, but only the banksters routinely use such methods, with a truly obscene return on their investment.

Take Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton's son was assassinated in a staged duel by a crony of Aaron Burr, and Alexander was later assassinated in another staged duel by Aaron Burr.

Hamilton and Burr had founded a bank in New York, the Manhattan Company, but Hamilton would learn that Burr was a thieving scoundrel and disassociate himself from Burr.

Burr was working on behalf of the British bankster interests, trying to split up the northern states from the country, as the banksters always follow the "divide and conquer" rule, making it easier for them to own and control everything.

Hamilton was stridently against foreign ownership of the national bank, originally set up as a private bank to use the Bank of England as a template (there really wasn't that much to on back then), because the government-issued currency had been speculated to death by those vile speculators, and the national bank would provide the required distance, but eventually be turned into a government bank.

When Hamilton energetically came out against Burr's run for governor of New York (which was where they were establishing the financial center then, eventually called "Wall Street"), Burr used that as the pretext to challenge Hamilton to a duel, and therefore Hamilton was assassinated in 1804, several weeks after the murder of his son --- the Hamilton family had effectively been eliminated, leaving only his widow.

After Hamilton's death the national bank would become majority-foreign owned, which was why the US Congress refused to renew its charter in 1811, leading to the War of 1812 (due to hostile and aggressive actions by the British gov't).

Of course, an assassination was required for those hostile actions leading to the War of 1812 --- said assassination of the only British prime minister ever to be murdered in office, Spencer Perceval.

Perceval had committed several grievous acts: first, he had forbade the use of British ports in the slave trade, seriously affecting the profits and revenues of the banker-financed shipping companies; and then Perceval wasn't in agreement with those actions undertaken by the British gov't against the American colonists.

Therefore, Perceval was killed in 1812; many years later a close examination of the so-called "lone gunman" (who had also spent time in Russia) indicated monthly payments traced back to a company owned by the reigning bank of that time.

After the War of 1812, the national bank was reinstituted in America, with 80% private ownership.

Again, after the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the national bank's charter was once again refused, leading to British-bankster financed of the insurrection leading to the Civil War, with Lincoln instituting a new form of bank, a government-owned national bank, leading to Lincoln's assassination in office.

In the late 1800's a master plan of capture and control was put in play by the European bankers, with the plan delivered to the top bankers throughout Europe (in those days, by horse-ridden couriers). The plan, titled "Illuminati" (for "The Enlightened" or "The Elite") was being transported by a courier on horseback during a torrential lightning storm, and the fellow was struck by a bolt.

Local villagers recovered his satchel with said plan, and passed it along to the local royal, who passed it up the line, eventually ending up with the top royalty of the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the day.

This led to obvious pushback from the royals against the bankers, leading to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, a major precipitating factor of World War I.

At the time of World War I, Paul Warburg (of the Warburg financier family) was the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, although he had been offered the chairmanship, he suggested a lesser fellow who was his junior. Paul Warburg's brother, Max Warburg, was both the director of the German central bank and financial advisor to the current ruler of Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm.

The bankers would win the day, and America would enter the war!

Coincidentally (of course, it's always a coincidence) another president was also assassinated by a "lone gunman" who had spent time in Russia like the British Prime Minister Perceval, only this time it was President Kennedy, which led to the Vietnam War, not unlike Perceval's assassination leading to the War of 1812, and the burning of the White House.

Curious how so many assassinations lead to wars, isn't it?

The ROI, or return on investment of land mines is extraordinary, given their low cost to manufacture, and global market; the Coca-Cola of the munitions industry.

When Princess Diana began working for the eradication of land mines, the sales of those horrible devices plummeted; she was said to have had an enormous effect on the market.

After her apparent accident, sales almost immediately resumed to previous egregious levels.

Her "accidental death" certainly led to a valuable increase on the muntions industry's ROI.

Prior to the "accidental plane crash" which killed Sen. Paul Wellstone and members of his family, he had been working on legislation to grant collective bargaining rights to all American workers --- a truly radical piece of work!

Horrendous death appears to be the banksters' chief ROI......………

Posted by sgt_doom on December 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 17
@16 actually, she can.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM · Report this
Thank you, @15.

That Pacific Legal Foundation caribou thing? It's all about the snowmobile industry wanting free rein over everything, species be damned. The article mentions that there's only a few dozen woodland caribou left in the lower 48, whereas they used to roam the entire country. It also points out that the government has twice before received requests to delist the caribou, and twice rejected it after study.

I can see one of these profit-focused, self-focused, short-sighted groups taking an Endangered Species challenge to the Scalia-Roberts-Thomas-Alito Supreme Court - and winning. It baffles me how people can be so consumed with getting their way that they forget the natural treasures that make our country unique.
Posted by floater on December 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
My cynical reaction to 'Ireland Reverses Antiquated Ban' - Wow, a country that actually responds with meaningful political reform after the death of just one person!? I thought that was impossible! Imagine if that worked in America, for abortion access or gun control or access to affordable quality medical care or prison reform or or or ...
Posted by green_fox on December 19, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 20
I can throw a stone twelve light years.

I mean, you have to place me already outside of Earth orbit, but once I am up there, I can throw that stone as far as you like. I'm just that strong.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on December 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM · Report this
Getting ready to lose more house sits in 2014?

Social Security and the Obama Cave-In
Especially foolish is the cut in Social Security benefits, disguised as a change in the cost-of-living adjustment formula. Before getting to the arcane details of the formula, here’s the bottom line. The proposed change will save only $122 billion over ten years, but it will significantly cut benefits for the elderly.…
Posted by anon1256 on December 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM · Report this
All you people saying that Obama has caved, why don't you wait until a deal is actually done -- you know, wait for the FACTS -- and then you can talk about the "details".
Posted by sarah70 on December 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 23
@20 yes, but can you safely return?
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
@22 - I wouldn't think so since it'll be pretty much too late once the deal is done. In fact, no deal is necessary before the new congress comes in and Obama's hand will be stronger.
Posted by anon1256 on December 19, 2012 at 1:32 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 25
@13: I prefer your distinction but there doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule of articles preceding proper nouns. I've worked with editors who would add the "the" because it works better for translation purposes.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on December 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 26
Yeah, I was wondering about something sounding as noble as the Pacific Legal Foundation concerning themselves with getting an animal off the endangered species list. Turns out they represent interests who want to snow-mobile through habitat (as mentioned earlier) and it sounds like they represent some people who want to blow some elk brains out. Don't you love it when industry groups name themselves with irony: Clean Water for Americans, Americans for Constitutional Rights and Protections, Taxpayers' Union, American Foundation for a Bright Future, National Foundation for Energy Independence, etc?
Posted by Bauhaus I on December 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 27
I'm starting a foundation called the Center for American Freedom, which will be for hang gliding from private foundation buildings as a Right of all Citizens.

Once we get a few more of those 40 to 100 story buildings, I'll start designing flight paths.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this

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