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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kindergarten Teacher’s Photos of Her Abusing Children Exposed: Probably the Least of What Goes On in China

Hezbollah’s latest muscle-flexing shows it is under duress and looking for a fight

Mask Avengers: Canadian protesters to show faces or get 10 yrs in jail

Graham Spanier Charged in Sandusky Case

Germany determined to get budget deal after UK vote

Under water in Venice

Austria Rat poison terror alert

Anti-terror police are investigating whether nine tonnes of rat poison stolen together with an Austrian firm's lorry might be used to make explosives.

RDX is not only one of the main explosives in torpedoes, rockets, and bomb warheads and also in use in very specialized detonators, blasting caps, and demolition charges - but is also used as a rat poison.

An Austrian firm had been conned into transporting the poison after getting a request from a Ukrainian company that wanted it collected in Italy.

Two hospitalized after bee swarm attacks, Arizona

Two men were transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a bees’ nest was disturbed when one of the men, an unidentified DirectTV employee, was working on a home in the 40000 block of W. Magnolia Road.

“It was terrible,” Phoebe Lechuga, one of the home’s five residents, said. “They were flying everywhere.”

Lechuga’s 33-year-old son, Resugio Furwilder, was also transported to the hospital.

7 Injured in gas explosion in Rio de Janeiro supermarket

At least seven people were injured, four of them suffering serious burns, in a gas explosion Wednesday at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said.

The blast, which occurred about 7:30 a.m. (9:30 GMT), apparently was caused by a gas leak at a grocery store in the northern Rio neighborhood of Iraja, the Fire Department said.

The victims were in the store's bakery at the time of the explosion.

Prairie Island Nuclear plant declares 'unusual event'

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Xcel Energy Inc. says its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing declared an "unusual event" after some security equipment failed.

The Minneapolis-based utility says the event happened around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday and was declared over just before 6 p.m. Xcel says there was no release of radioactive material and that there is no danger to the public or plant employees.

Crews Contain New Jersey Diesel Spill Caused by Sandy

Workers contained a spill of diesel fuel caused by superstorm Sandy, blocking it from flowing into a waterway that separates New Jersey and New York, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Erik Swanson, an agency spokesman based in New York, said four storage tanks at a facility operated by Motiva Enterprises LLC were damaged by the storm. Motiva is a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Saudi Refining Inc.

Three hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning in Maryland

Authorities reported that Howard County Fire crews and paramedics found a man and two women inside the home in Brevard Street after responding to a 911 call which was made by one of the women. The victims suffered elevated levels of carbon monoxide.

According to a spokesman from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, the three were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The two females have been released on Tuesday morning but the male, who was in critical condition, remained in the hospital for further treatment.

Sandy death toll hits 80 and keeps rising

The death toll from Sandy keeps rising as swathes of the US East Coast battle to recover, three days after being smashed by the massive storm.

More than 80 people are now known to have died, 37 in New York City alone, and others remain missing.

About 4.6 million people are still without power, and there are fuel shortages across the region.

The National Guard is to deliver a million meals and bottled water to New Yorkers affected by the storm.

Obamacare Tax Form Mandates Americans Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS

Here's why the IRS will require Americans to disclose their personal health ID information starting in 2014

When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

Staten Island Borough President: Don’t Give Money to the Red Cross

At a press conference this morning on Staten Island, a host of local officials, including Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, gathered to highlight the needs of the hard-hit borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And, although many pols spoke, no one was more impassioned than Borough President James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them contributions.

State troopers deployed as tensions boil at gas stations in Sandy's wake

State troopers have been deployed at all gas stations along the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, where dwindling gasoline supplies are causing frayed nerves as the region endures its third full day with massive power outages.

Frustration with gas supplies topped the list of issues causing tensions to boil over in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the states hardest hit by power outages in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Residents jockeyed for fuel at the few stations still pumping, searched store shelves in vain for batteries, struggled with sporadic cell phone service and found themselves unable to buy necessities at supermarkets.

Pascual Perez killed during robbery in Dominican

Former Major League pitcher Pascual Perez was killed during a robbery at his home in the Dominican Republic, multiple news outlets reported Thursday. He was 55.

A statement from police in the Dominican said Perez was attacked by several people inside his home west of the country's capital, Santo Domingo, according to The Associated Press. Perez was struck in the head but a cause of death has not been announced and no suspects are in custody. Dominican Today and several Dominican newspapers reported that Perez suffered a fatal stab wound to the neck.

Freddie Starr Arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation

Christopher Tappin Admits Selling Missile Parts To Iran

British businessman Christopher Tappin has pleaded guilty in a US court to selling surface-to-air missile parts to Iran.


Did Barack Obama have a "Mission Accomplished" moment with dreadful consequences in Libya? Libya's former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril believes he did.

Perhaps you'll recall when George W. Bush stood on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and a banner positioned behind him read "Mission Accomplished" regarding Iraq on May 1, 2003. It was a moment that haunted him throughout the rest of his presidency and beyond, as the Iraq War continued on for eight and a half more years.

And just as many Democrats say Bush made a premature call after the sacking of Baghdad and the toppling of the Hussein regime, so too the former Libyan PM says Obama counted his eggs before they hatched.

'Lagarde list' journo arrests spark Greek free speech outrage

Nigel Farage MEP We do not need EU Regulation on Financial Services

Ukraine nationalists look set to enter parliament

Salmon are seen swimming upstream on a road near Seattle, Washington.

New Yorkers Wait on Long Lines for Buses

Nat'l Guard Searches for Survivors in N.J. Town

Domestic terrorism in US linked to FBI

Croatia set to become newest EU member

Six ship crew missing as India cyclone kills eight

Venice under water: City's unprecedented flooding

Sandy will cause NYC 10-20% permanent damage - Comptroller

Pakistani couple kill daughter who talked to a boy

A Pakistani couple killed their teenage daughter by pouring acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a boy, police and a doctor said on Thursday.

The parents of the 16-year-old confessed to police in Kotli, a town in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, that they attacked their daughter after she had spoke to the boy outside their house, said Mohammad Jahangir, a local doctor at the hospital where she was brought.

University of Southern California: Gun battle breaks out at campus Halloween party

Gunfire broke out at around 11.45pm on the University of Southern California where about 100 people had gathered for a dance hosted by a student organization. USC Department of Public Safety Capt David Carlisle said an argument between two men not related to the school led to one of them pulling out a gun and shooting another person.

Chris Brown terrorist Costume for Halloween

Given his history, you wouldn't think Chris Brown would want to associate himself with violence and destruction. But Breezy clearly likes courting controversy: On Halloween, the 23-year-old R&B star and his pals dressed up with beards, turbans and fake guns -- seemingly trying to look like stereotypical Arab terrorists -- as they swung by Rihanna's Halloween bash at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - 1st November 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 17:21:57 UTC
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 03:21:57 AM at epicenter
18.565°N, 145.683°E
164.3 km (102.1 miles)
49 km (30 miles) N (350°) from Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands

Shashank Tripathi who fooled CNN with false 'NYSE has flooded' tweet during Superstorm Sandy is outed as Wall St analyst

  • Was campaign manager for GOP New York candidate Christopher Wight
  • Resigned after being outed and posted apology for 'irresponsible tweets'
  • Threatened with prosecution by New York City Councilman Peter Vallone
  • Politician said tweet could compare to shouting 'Fire!' in crowded theatre

Glenda Moore whose two boys were swept out of her arms in superstorm was left screaming on street for 12 hours by neighbors who refused to help her

Police hunting for two brothers missing in Staten Island today found the body of one in a swamp.

A detective said two-year-old Brandon Moore was found waist-deep in water shortly after 11am close to where he and his brother Connor, four, were ripped from their mother's arms a few days earlier.

The boys were swept away when Glenda Moore's car was stuck in rising floodwaters just before 6pm on Monday near the 400-block of Fr. Capodanno Boulevard in South Beach.

Pierre Barnes: Police Find Body In Search For Missing Boy

Police searching for missing 12-year-old Pierre Barnes have found a body in France, his father has told Sky News.

The body has not yet been identified.

Jacqueline Williams arrested over racist tirade at black passengers on train

Ryanair call in Spanish police to remove woman from a plane… because her book and a scroll were 'the wrong type of hand luggage'

The Spanish woman was ejected from the flight by a Guardia Civil officer moments before take-off because she was carrying a scroll that would not fit in her suitcase. She claimed her credit card was not working and she could not pay a £40 excess baggage fee.

Twitter users in Spain have called for a Ryanair boycott

Comet goes bust in massive High Street collapse that leaves 6,500 jobs at risk and customer orders in limbo

The electrical chain, which has struggled to compete against fierce competition from the supermarkets and cut-price websites, will appoint administrators. Private equity firm OpCapita, which bought the chain of 240 stores for £2 less than ten months ago, has struggled with cashflow issues.

Syria rebels kill 28 soldiers

Rebels killed 28 soldiers as fighting raged on Syria's northwestern battlefields Thursday, a watchdog said, in some cases apparently beating and then executing troops taken prisoner.

The fresh clashes came as the main opposition Syrian National Council hit back at US warnings of rising Islamic extremism among Syria's rebels, saying the West and its partners were to blame for increasing radicalisation.

EU Budget: Clegg Warns Cut Won't Happen

Nick Clegg has warned there is "absolutely no hope" of securing a cut in the EU budget despite MPs voting for a reduction.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he also wanted a cut but insisted it was impossible to "wave a magic wand" and that the only option was to press for a real-terms freeze.

Elzbieta Plackowska Killed her son and a young girl because she was upset with her husband

A woman stabbed her seven-year-old son 100 times and a five-year-old girl about 50 times and slit both their throats because she was angry with her husband, prosecutors have said.

Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, is accused of killing her son and a girl she was babysitting in Naperville, Illinois, on Tuesday.

A judge has now ordered that she should be held without bail.

Berlin Starts to Test Its Ties With Russia

Despite the many vicissitudes, culminating in the terrible suffering of World War II, the relationship has been remarkably close. Germany is Russia’s most important trading partner and a loyal ally in the European Union.

Yet over the past few weeks, an increasing number of German politicians from the main political parties are questioning Berlin’s special relationship with Russia under Putin Two, as President Vladimir V. Putin’s return to the presidency has been called.

Libya: armed protesters occupy parliament vicinity

Around 200 mostly armed protesters have occupied an area near Libya's parliament building, blocking nearby roads and beating up journalists in protest of the country's new Cabinet.

Thursday's action, in which an AP reporter was also beaten, is the third in a row staged by the group, which opposes the new government chosen Prime Minister Ali Zidan and endorsed by Congress.

Tunisia says foiled plot to kidnap local Jews

Tunisian police have arrested four people for allegedly plotting to kidnap local Jews for ransom, an official said on Thursday, stoking insecurity in the dwindling Jewish community after last year's "Arab Spring" revolt led to a resurgence of Islamists.

There are less than 2,000 Jews in Tunisia, mostly living in the town of Zarzis and the nearby island of Djerba in the south of the country.

Nigerian forces making Islamist insurgency worse - Amnesty

* Nigerian soldiers fuelling a cycle of violence

* Police to probe report, military says study is "biased"

* Many hundreds have been killed in north's conflict (Adds police reaction to report)

Human rights abuses committed by Nigeria's security forces in their fight against Islamist sect Boko Haram are fuelling the very insurgency they are meant to quell, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Costas Vaxevanis tried over alleged Swiss bank list

A magazine publisher has gone on trial for printing an alleged list of Greeks with bank accounts in Switzerland — a topic of fierce political debate in the debt-crippled country.

Journalist Costas Vaxevanis has been charged with breaching privacy laws, a misdemeanor. An Athens court was to rule on the case later Thursday.

Vaxevanis was arrested after making public last week the names of more than 2,000 people who allegedly had HSBC accounts several years ago.

US warns Israel off pre-emptive strike on Iran

US military commanders have warned their Israeli counterparts that any action against Iran would severely limit the ability of American forces in the region to mount their own operations against the Iranian nuclear programme by cutting off vital logistical support from Gulf Arab allies.

US naval, air and ground forces are dependent for bases, refuelling and supplies on Gulf Arab rulers who are deeply concerned about the progress Iran has made in its nuclear programme, but also about the rising challenge to their regimes posed by the Arab spring and the galvanising impact on popular unrest of an Israeli attack on Iran.

UK manufacturing contracts as export demand fades

An increase in exports to the Far East over the past couple of years has helped offset some of the decline in orders from the UK’s traditional markets in the eurozone.

However, the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) compiled by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply found that “There were some reports of lower demand from clients in Asia”.

Syria conflict: Will US succeed in reshaping opposition?

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's call for a new Syrian opposition more representative of those fighting on the frontlines rather than exiles signals the most forceful attempt yet by Washington to reshape the fragmented Syrian opposition.

The goal is to create a new political body that could not just provide a political dimension in the ongoing struggle, but one that could potentially offer an alternative leadership to that of the Assad regime, at least for a transitional period.

The US push is linked to a crucial meeting of opposition figures in Doha next week.

Megaupload founder unveils file-sharing sequel

Like a good Hollywood sequel, Megaupload is back. Kim Dotcom, the founder of the shuttered file-sharing site, announced a new online storage service called Mega that will give users direct control - and responsibility - over their files.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH OF HONDURAS - 1st November 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 15:30:48 UTC
Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 09:30:48 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
16.970°N, 85.516°W
7.9 km (4.9 miles) (poorly constrained)
67 km (41 miles) NNE of Savannah Bight, Honduras

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake JAVA, INDONESIA - 1st November 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 14:12:01 UTC
Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 09:12:01 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
6.821°S, 107.497°E
138.8 km (86.3 miles)
3 km (1 miles) ENE of Padalarang, Indonesia

Superstorm Sandy: Fuel Shortages Hit Recovery

Long queues have formed at some US petrol stations due to fuel shortages following superstorm Sandy as emergency teams struggle to reach the worst hit areas and restore power to millions.

Tens of thousands of people are stranded in their properties due to flooding three days after the storm battered the East Coast and killed at least 72 people.

David Black Shot on the MI in Northern Ireland

The prison officer shot dead on the MI in Northern Ireland was David Black, a married father of two, from Cookstown.

Mr Black, 52, was attacked on the motorway between Portadown and Lurgan at about 07:30 GMT as he drove to work at Maghaberry Prison, County Antrim.

David Cameron will only accept an EU budget deal that is good for taxpayers .....Which taxpayers? Corporate?

The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking after last night's Commons vote in which Tory rebels joined forces with Labour MPs to defeat the Government and demand a real-terms cut in the EU's budget in 2014-2020.

Journalists Resist: 'Where is the freedom of speech?'

ConEdison NYC power station blast

Tanker blast inferno: First video after deadly oil truck explosion in Saudi Arabia

Jill Stein Arrested in Texas

Vote-rigging 'floodgates' opened by US ballot box flaws

Hold the foam! Firefighters remove foam-spill from Tokyo street

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 1st November 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 13:26:12 UTC
Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 11:26:12 PM at epicenter
5.242°S, 145.520°E
94.4 km (58.7 miles)
35 km (22 miles) W (271°) from Madang, New Guinea, PNG

Venice: High Tide Causes Major Flooding

Post-Sandy Traffic Gridlocks NYC

Leno: 'Hurricane Sandy Has Already Created More Jobs Than Obama Has'

JAY LENO: Economists say rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy will give the ailing construction industry a huge boost. In fact, the storm has already created more jobs than President Obama has.

NY state asks feds to cover all $6 billion in storm costs...

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York state on Wednesday asked the U.S. federal government to pay all the costs of cleaning up and repairing damage from massive storm Sandy that tore through the Northeast this week and crippled New York City.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is asking fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, to pay 100 percent of the estimated $6 billion bill, at a time that state and local government budgets remain constrained by a weak economic recovery.

That would be a significant change from last year when the federal government covered about 75 percent of the $1.2 billion cost paid by New York to clean up after storm Irene hit the region.;_ylt=A2KJ3CaGXJJQjHEAdIbQtDMD

Now Iowa threatens to arrest UN election observers...

Iowa has joined Texas in warning international election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day.

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling place’s entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it’s 100 feet.)

Looters target Coney Island after Sandy sweeps through

A wave a looters followed the Sandy storm surge in Coney Island, creating a double-whammy for business owners trying to pick up the obliterated pieces.

The thieves started down Mermaid Avenue Tuesday morning as the chest-high water receded, turning the seaside community known for its hotdogs and tourist attractions into a lawless free-for-all.

Sewage, Bacteria, Gasoline Found in NYC Floodwater

Water is everywhere in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – in basements, on the streets and in transit systems – but the one place that flood water is most dangerous is in your body.

ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser collected floodwater and drinking water in some of the areas hit hardest by Sandy and had them tested at The Ambient Group lab. The floodwater collected in Lower Manhattan tested positive for gasoline and two types of bacteria found in sewage: E. coli and coliform.

US phone addicts suffer withdrawal

Swarms of people wandered around downtown Manhattan on Wednesday, their faces lit by the glow of mobile phones as they walked up city blocks in search of mobile phone service.

As a city bus crossed into a service zone, the beeps and buzz of mobile phones registering messages interrupted the quiet.

War Revisionism | Gary North

How Corporations Destroyed American Democracy - Chris Hedges. (2010)

Orwell Rolls in his Grave (Full 3HR Documentary)

James Turk - ''15,000 Tons Of Western Central Bank Gold Is Gone''

Today James Turk once again shocked King World News when he stated, “... in 1997 over (a stunning) 2,000 tons of gold moved out of Great Britain.” Turk added, “Now since Great Britain is not a gold miner, we know that gold had to come out of the Bank of England (where they store other countries gold), and it probably went into Zurich (Switzerland) for what’s called ‘leasing’ but I use the word ‘lending,’ or lending into the market.”

But first, here is what Turk had to say about his last interview titled, “The Entire German Gold Hoard Is Gone,” which has received an incredible amount of attention around the world: “Yes, it’s getting increasing attention, Eric, and rightly so. There has been a lot of deception about how much gold is really in central bank vaults.

Paul Craig Roberts: ''The Virtual Economic Recovery''

Since mid-2009 the US has been enjoying a virtual recovery courtesy of a rigged inflation measure that understates inflation. The financial Presstitutes spoon out the government’s propaganda that prices are rising less than 2%. But anyone who purchases food, fuel, medical care or anything else knows that low inflation is no more real that Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction or Gadhafi’s alleged attacks on Libyan protesters or Iran’s nuclear weapons. Everything is a lie to serve the power-brokers.

EU wary of new Soviet empire in disguise

Brussels officials besieged by the Eurosceptic press may be relieved to discover that for the first time they have a natural ally: Russian 'Eurocrats'. While currently more of a club than an aspiring federal government, there are already not far from a thousand Moscow-based 'Eurocrats' beavering away at what some suggest could be the next regional powerhouse: the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Is The Federal Reserve Destroying Us Or Saving Us?

Many economists believe that the actions taken by the Federal Reserve saved the United States from crashing into another Great Depression.

Economic historians will be debating whether or not the Fed saved the American economy from a depression for decades, but now that the Fed has taken an active role in attempting to stimulate the economy and create jobs through quantitative easing (money printing), many analysts are starting to question whether the Fed will wind up destroying us while attempting to “save” us.

Starbucks's European tax bill disappears down $100 million hole

Starbucks told investors its European businesses made a $40 million profit in 2011, but accounts filed for its UK, German, and French units, which make up 90 percent of European revenues, showed a loss of $60 million

Abigael Evans: 'I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney'....Aren't we all

Laurence Alan Stewart Wanted by the FBI after he 'detonated pipe bombs in homes of ex-girlfriend and two police officers'

Federal agents, state troopers and local police are now desperately hunting for Laurence Alan Stewart, the 25-year-old suspect who attended Temple University and is a law school dropout.

The attacks began with a 4am explosion on Tuesday in Fredericksburg, Virginia, at the home of Stewart’s ex-girlfriend.

Babysitter charged with murder after five-year-old girl and boy, eight, found stabbed to death in Naperville, Illinois......ANOTHER ONE?

A babysitter was charged with murder after two young children were found stabbed to death in her house on Tuesday night.

The victims, an eight-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl, were discovered by police at the home of Elzbieta M. Plackowska, 40.

Plackowska, who also allegedly stabbed her two dogs to death, was covered in blood and blamed the attack on demonic voices when she was found in suburban Naperville, Illinois.

Tevon D'sean Jackson: 'Even momma got outta house to loot new shirt': Looters brag on Twitter

Several brazen thugs have robbed their neighbors and their local shops of everything from basic food stuffs to expensive electronics and they are taking to Twitter to broadcast their spoils. One user bragged about stealing a cat from an evacuated home whilst a man naming himself as Tevon D'sean Jackson boasted that his own mother had looted him a shirt.

Jeremy Furchtgott Beaten by 5 Thugs as Sandy battered NY

  • Jeremy Furchtgott was rushing home in Brooklyn before the worst of the storm hit on Monday
  • Five thugs tripped him to the ground and kicked and punched him
  • Mr Furchtgott suffered a concussion and was knocked unconscious
  • The robbers took his wallet with $40 and his iPhone

Catherine Gowing Search: Body Found

A body has been recovered by search teams involved in the hunt for missing Irish vet Catherine Gowing.

Ms Gowing, 37, was last seen on the evening of Friday October 12 at a supermarket near her home in New Brighton, Flintshire, north Wales.

A 46-year old man from Gynnedd, north Wales, has since been charged with her murder.

Rich Ferguson: Head Drop Illusion

Explosions tear through warship off coast of the Algarve destined to be diving site for tourists

The former Portuguese Navy corvette Oliveira e Carmo was sunk by a team of explosives experts off the Portuguese mainland to provide a diving site and artificial reef.

The vessel had been loaded with 220 tons of concrete to ensure it came to rest in the right position. The vessel is one of four former warship that will serve as an artificial reef and diving site to attract more visitors to the area.