anyway, hope everyone is having a good day. Below is a story RJ sent in and I love the picures
It's like a place where elves or hobbits would live.
Architizer: Living Infrastructure
MSNBC: In decades-old program, Uncle Sam provides pot
'I do not have even one aspirin in this house,' one patient says; 'I have no pain'
Let's hear it for Canada! You go guys!
RawStory: Canada has best reputation in the world: study
Thanks to RJ at Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer, for their contributions and help. Be sure to check out their great blogs today!.
Kotaku: Idiot Documentarians Reveal “Secret IRA Terrorism Footage”. It’s a Video Game from 2009 - A UK documentary examining possible connections between Muammar Gaddafi and the IRA apparently confused video game play for actual IRA footage of a helicopter being shot down.
CNN: Iran planning to send ships near U.S. waters
MSNBC: 'Voting is worthless'? Global protests share contempt for democracyFrom India to Israel to Spain, and even on Wall Street, demonstrators appear to have little faith in the ballot box
BBC: Five severed heads left outside Mexican school - Mexican police have found five decomposing heads left in a sack outside a primary school in Acapulco.
Handwritten messages were also found, reportedly threatening the state governor as well as local drug lords.
It was not clear if the discovery of the heads and five decapitated bodies elsewhere in the city was linked to extortion threats against teachers.
TheNation: Irvine Muslim Students Convicted of Shouting at Israeli Ambassador - In a trial that never should have taken place, ten Muslim students at UC Irvine were convicted Friday of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador on campus last spring.
BBC: Libya fighting: Fears grow for civilians in Sirte
AlArabiya: Iran equips naval forces with cruise missiles, plans to send ships close to U.S. waters
ABCNews: Drug King's Wife Has Babies in US
Guardian: Pakistan's foreign minister defends country's record on fighting terror - Hina Rabbani Khar calls for unity in combating terrorism in wake of US claims Islamabad is supporting Afghan insurgents LegitGov: 'US spies were not mistreated'
RawStory: U.S. angry at Israeli settlement move - The United States expressed clear frustration Tuesday at new Israeli settlement plans in east Jerusalem, in a sign of renewed tension with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
ICite: Over 100 NYPD Officers Refuse to Work in Support of Occupy Wall Street Movement
ABCnews: Nightmare in Libya: Thousands of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For
CSMonitor: John McCain promised Qaddafi US arms for Libya in 2009 meeting, - leaked cable says - John McCain talked about sending US arms to Libya with both Muammar Qaddafi and one of his sons during a 2009 meeting that included three other US senators. Sen. John McCain is the ranking Republican member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
WashingtonPost: Israel draws rebuke from U.S. after East Jerusalem building plan advances
BlackListedNews: CIA, Pentagon fight to keep Osama bin Laden death photos secretPhotos and videos of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden after he was killed in May in a U.S. military/Central Intelligence Agency raid in Pakistan should not be released publicly because they would reveal military and intelligence secrets and could lead to violence against U.S. personnel, the Obama administration argued in papers filed in federal court in Washington late Monday night.
LegitGov: F.B.I.'s 'Star Chamber' Terrorist Watch List: Even Those Cleared of Crimes Can Stay On It BBC: Yemen unrest: warplane shot down by tribesmen - Armed tribesmen have shot down a Yemeni government warplane that was targeting their positions north of the capital, Sanaa, officials and witnesses say.
Guardian: Phone-hacking: NoW reporter Neville Thurlbeck takes publisher to tribunalNoW's former chief reporter taking defunct tabloid's publishers to an employment tribunal, claiming he was a whistleblower
ClimateProgress: Will the Solyndra Witch-Hunt Hurt Venture Capital Investments in Clean Energy?
NakedCapitalism:Protestors Disrupting Foreclosure Auctions in California - On Monday afternoon at 12:00 p.m., a group of protesters organized under the umbrella of the “Make Banks Pay California” campaign picketed a foreclosure sale at the Alameda County Courthouse.
BusinessInsider: Markets Blast Higher After Fresh Announcement On Greece
UmairHaque: Turning America's Downward Spiral Into a Virtuous Circle
Bloomberg: Real Estate Deals Hindered by Financing, Economy
Economist: US crime and GDP Falling together
Bloomberg: Obama Jobs Plan May Prevent 2012 Recession
WSJ: Vital Signs: Consumers Remain Depressed
NYT: Worried Greeks Fear Collapse of Middle Class Welfare State
LegitGov: Democrats agree to no additional disaster aid in US budget dispute
CalculatedRisk: Real House Prices and House Price-to-Rent
MSN: Brussels to release financial tax plan despite US objections - Europe looks set to shrug off US objections and go it alone with a financial transactions tax, an EU source said Tuesday, with Brussels due to imminently release proposals likely to raise a storm even within the bloc's ranks.
OttowaCitizen: $18,000 EACH: Ontario’s debt burden threatens serious trouble ahead
CalculatedRisk: CoreLogic: Existing Home Shadow Inventory Declines to 1.6 million units
Bloomberg: U.S. Cities Grapple With Tax Slide as Costs Rise, Aid Falls
NYT: Greek Vote Approves a Despised Property Tax - The Greek Parliament voted late Tuesday in Athens to back a hugely unpopular property tax, one of a series of new austerity measures. The vote could clear the way for a crucial injection of international financing meant to at least temporarily stave off a default on government debt.
ZeroHedge: Inflation As Solution: Hosing The Middle Class
BusinessInsider: Shares In Huge Hedge Fund Getting Destroyed As Clients Race For The Exits BBC: European Commission presents financial transaction tax - The European Commission has formally proposed a financial transaction tax on all EU member states.
ZeroHedge: The Eye Of The Eurocane Is Passing: Risk Back Off
Guardian: Financial markets face 'severe strains', warns Bank of England - Financial Policy Committee says banks might need to eat into capital cushions to keep credit flowing
WSJ: Ben Bernanke Deserves a Break - The Fed chief pulled off a sleeper version of QE3 despite opposition at the central bank and in Congress.
NewRepublic: Why Did Republicans Turn Against the Fed?
IPEZone: The IMF, (Hypocritical) Dispensers of Bad Advice
NakedCapitalism: Bank of America Deathwatch: $50 Billion Securities Fraud Suit Over Merrill Acquisition
Politico: Supercommittee operating in secret
MoneyTalks: GoogleTranslate: The great bank robbery
Europe's common currency is virtually dead. The euro's doomed situation. The only open question now is, that European governments and the European Central Bank's desperate rearguard action even number of days to keep the spirit in Greece. For the moment, when Athens is declared bankrupt, a ten earthquake shakes the very Europe, which will be the overture to a whole new era in the life of the old continent.
Peak oil and Energy News
LegitGov: Texas refineries may get back $135M
Guardian: The end of motoring - Young people today would rather have the latest smartphone than a flashy car. And the number of them who can drive is plummeting. Is Britain's love-affair with the car really over?
DeclineoftheEmpire: The Dumb Get Dumber
TechReview: New Battery Could Be Just What the Grid Ordered - A Pittsburgh company says its battery has the long life and cheap cost needed to be practical for energy storage.
Guardian: Donald Trump continues to battle Scottish offshore windfarm plansIn his second letter to Alex Salmond, the businessman said the turbines would have a negative impact on Scottish tourism
AlaskaDispatch: Canada’s Far North divided over Arctic offshore drilling - Some talk of an economic boom, while others talk of a potential oil spill. Northerners in Canada are divided on the issue of offshore drilling. Inuvialuit leader Nellie Cournoyea, CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation with headquarters in Inuvik in Canada’s Northwest Territories, says it’s a difficult balance.
IPEZone: Explaining Fainting Factory Workers in Cambodia
DiscoveryNews: 200 Tons of Silver Found on WWII Ship
Zerohedge: Silver Soars 26% In 26 Hours
Mineweb: Hussey Copper files for bankruptcy; plans asset sale - Founded in 1848 and crediting itself as the world's leading producer of copper bus bar, Hussey Copper Corp has filed for bankruptcy and plans to sell its assets.
Mineweb: Gold ETF investors not heading for exit - Newest figures show that the loss of confidence that caused gold prices to fall 10% in the four days through Monday has not yet unnerved investors in the leading gold exchange traded fund.
MichiganMessenger: Electrical problems trigger radioactive steam release at Palisades
Grist: Guitar Antihero: How Gibson Guitars made illegal logging a conservative cause célèbre
ABCNews: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Study Casts Doubt on Mouse-Virus Link
BeforeIt'sNews: There’s No Way In Hell We’re Making It To Nov 2012
ExtinctionProtocol: Exceptionally warm temperature spike seen across U.S., Canada, and UK
Reuters: Solar storm delivers "glancing blow" to Earth - A solar storm born of a monster sunspot delivered a "glancing blow" to Earth, with little impact on electrical systems, U.S. space weather experts said on Tuesday.UniverseToday: An Easy Guide To Observing Aurora
ExtinctionProtocol: Moderate string of earthquakes rattle the globe
RealityZone: A million children's lives 'at risk' in flood-ravaged Pakistan
Platts: US Gulf of Mexico oil sheen may be coming from Deepwater Horizon wreck: Coast Guard
DateLine: E-Waste Hell
UTNE: Whisky for the Environment
ScientificAmerican: Carbon-Credits System Tarnished by WikiLeaks RevelationEmissions trading is the foundation of climate policy, but documents further reveal how problematic it is
America in Decline
MotherJones: Blogging About WikiLeaks Could Get You Fired
Fox News Compares Helping Battered Women To Getting a Manicure
GuardianUK: Florida execution: drug firm protests to governor over lethal injection - Doctors warn Rick Scott that use of experimental barbiturate to kill Manuel Valle, 61, could lead to extreme suffering
AmericanDream: The Mad As Hell Generation: 20 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Under The Age Of 30 Are Giving Up On The U.S. Economy
ZeroHedge: Polls: Americans Want Our Liberties Restored, Our Troops Brought Home and the Federal Reserve Reined In
WiredDangerRoom: Army Tracking Plan: Drones That Never Forget a Face
Perhaps the idea of spy drones already makes you nervous. Maybe you’re uncomfortable with the notion of an unblinking, robotic eye in the sky that can watch your every move. If so, you may want to click away now. Because if the Army has its way, drones won’t just be able to look at what you do. They’ll be able to recognize your face — and track you, based on how you look. If the military machines assemble enough information, they might just be able to peer into your heart.Science and Technology
Guardian: Why Facebook's new Open Graph makes us all part of the web underclass - If you're not paying for your presence on the web, then you're just a product being used by an organisation bigger than you. Facebook's latest plans, though, are really worrying.
BusinessInsider: The Impending NY Tech Apocalypse: Bring It On!
TechReview: 12 visions of the future of computing, biotechnology, energy, and more
Wired: OnStar Alters Course, Won’t Track Canceled Subscribers
Cryptogon: Facebook Tracks Users After They Leave Site
NewScientist: Rare monster star has spewed four suns
Medical and Health
ABCNews: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Study Casts Doubt on Mouse-Virus Link
CBSNews: Listeria-cantaloupe-linked deaths rise to 16
NYT: U.S. Health Insurance Cost Rises Sharply, Study Finds
CNN: Cantaloupe-related outbreak of illness linked to 13 deaths An outbreak of illness linked to consumption of tainted cantaloupes has been linked to 13 deaths and 72 illnesses in 18 states, a federal disease agency reported Wednesday.
M&C: Fund to roll out over 1 billion dollars in vaccines for poor
TheTelegraph: Women found to be the tougher sex - While women have for centuries been labelled as the weaker sex, new research suggests the truth is quite the opposite.
ScientificAmerican: Vaccine Campaign Will Target Deadly Childhood Diarrhea
NewScientist: Vaccines enjoy a healthy return - No longer the unprofitable runt of the pharmaceutical family, vaccines are fast becoming the industry's breadwinner
DMarron: Health Reform and Skyrocketing Insurance Premiums
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
OrganicConnectMag: Ruth Stout’s Garden
CanadianDoomer: Silicon Bakeware
ContainerGardening: Water-wise gardening tips
SHTFPlan: Prepare to Defend Yourself with Extreme Brutality - One minute your minding your own business walking out of the grocery store, the next minute you’re confronted by an individual or individuals who would do you harm. Are you mentality and physically prepared to act quickly and without remorse?
Wired: Mad Max Fans Hit the Desert For Apocalyptic Weekend
OutsideTheBeltway: Supermarket Self-Checkouts Being Replaced With People
FoxNews: Seven Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal in New York
UPI: Most Americans watch TV for news
Salon: Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote controlExclusive: A laboratory shows how an e-voting machine used by a third of all voters can be easily manipulated
Zerohedge: Jon Stewart's Extended Interview With Ron Paul
AddictingInfo: Under New Conservatism: Right Wing Laments ‘Social Experimentation’ (or, ‘Pot, Meet Kettle’)
TinfoilPalace:Postal Service Worker Rally Against MANUFACTURED Crisis
TinfoilPalace:Wander of the Skies: DISCLOSURE IMMINENT
TheOilAge:You can't go anywhere without tripping over a crazed madman
TheOilAge:BBC flowchart of European endgame
Hubberts-Arms:UK Teenager jailed for TWO MONTHS for taking photograph in courtroom
Hubberts-Arms:Special Fukushima issue
SilentCountry:Boy brings mom's crack pipe to Missouri kindergarten
SilentCountry: Why Europe won't impode