Tuesday, October 23, 2012

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OAXACA, MEXICO - 24th October 2012

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:36:43 UTC
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 08:36:43 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
16.581°N, 97.336°W
Depth
46.8 km (29.1 miles)
Region
OAXACA, MEXICO
Distances
36 km (22 miles) N of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 24th October 2012

Magnitude
6.5
Date-Time
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 00:45:34 UTC
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 06:45:34 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.121°N, 85.314°W
Depth
20.1 km (12.5 miles)
Region
COSTA RICA
Distances
10 km (6 miles) NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 24th October 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 00:02:52 UTC
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:02:52 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
4.750°S, 145.221°E
Depth
45.7 km (28.4 miles)
Region
NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
Distances
82 km (50 miles) NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude M 5.3
Region OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2012-10-23 22:21:31.9 UTC
Location 36.97 N ; 145.81 E
Depth 10 km
Distance 425 km SE Kesennuma, Japan

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 22:15:28 UTC
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:15:28 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
18.423°S, 177.822°W
Depth
628.7 km (390.7 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
263 km (163 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 21:55:16 UTC
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 06:55:16 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
38.755°N, 142.351°E
Depth
42.2 km (26.2 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
64 km (39 miles) ESE of Ofunato, Japan

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Iraqi vice president: Iran supplying Assad through ground convoys

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/23/iraqi_vice_president_iran_supplying_assad_through_ground_convoys

NYPD paid teenage informant THOUSANDS to 'bait' Muslims into talking about terrorism and jihads

A paid informant for the New York Police Department's intelligence unit was under orders to 'bait' Muslims into saying incriminating things as he lived a double life.

Shamiur Rahman, a 19-year-old American of Bengali descent, was paid up to $1,000 per month for snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221993/NYPD-paid-teenage-informant-THOUSANDS-bait-Muslims-talking-terrorism-jihads.html

Autumn Pasquale Murder: Teenage brothers arrested for murder of bike girl, 12, who was strangled and stuffed in recycling bin - and their MOM helped turn them in

Two teenaged brothers have been arrested in the strangling death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, who was found in a recycling unit in Clayton, New Jersey yesterday. The boys' mother played a part in cracking the case, coming forward with information about a posting on a son's Facebook account, leading police to the boys, authorities said today.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222149/Autumn-Pasquale-Teenage-brothers-arrested-murder-12-year-old-girl-stuffed-recycling-bin.html

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 19:11:52 UTC
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:11:52 AM at epicenter
Location
2.150°N, 92.447°E
Depth
29 km (18.0 miles)
Region
OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances
491 km (305 miles) SW (221°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

‘Obama bin Laden’: Schieffer’s debate gaffe unfortunate but not unusual

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 18:00:43 UTC
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 04:00:43 AM at epicenter
Location
6.583°S, 147.923°E
Depth
38.3 km (23.8 miles)
Region
EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
104 km (64 miles) E (80°) from Lae, New Guinea, PNG

Obama 'insulted, patronized, mocked' his opponent

Romney won the third presidential debate – and how he did it was encapsulated in a single exchange. The candidates were discussing military spending and Romney had just accused Obama of making harmful cutbacks. The President wheeled out what must have seemed like a great, pre-planned zinger: “I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed.” The audience laughed, Obama laughed, I laughed. It was funny.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100186053/romney-won-the-presidential-debate-by-looking-presidential-obama-had-a-painful-case-of-bidens-smile/

Libya Limbo: No water, food or shelter in Bani Walid

US blocks Russian proposal to UN on peaceful Bani Walid solution

Rare on air: Third party candidates to hold televised debate

Violence erupts as police fire gunshots during Panama protest

Clashes break out in Libya's Bani Walid

Baghdad hit by deadly anti-Shiite attacks

Taiwan hospital fire kills 12: Arson suspected

Israeli and US Forces Hold Joint Military Drills

Autumn Pasquale's Body Found in recycling unit

Autumn Pasquale was reported missing from her Clayton, New Jersey, home on Saturday evening, and had been the subject of a large search over the last two days. Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, said her body was found at 10pm last night, but he did not give an exact location. Autumn's family has been notified of the discovery, which came a short time after a candlelight vigil was held for her.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221745/Autumn-Pasquale-Body-girl-12-disappeared-riding-bike-recycling-unit.html

Sorry Mr President, but troops DO need horses and bayonets: How U.S. forces are STILL using 'old-fashioned' fighting techniques mocked by Obama


  • Obama mocked Romney's complaint about size of Navy fleet by comparing ship numbers to 'horses and bayonets'
  • But bayonets are still standard issue for Marines and used by some soldiers
  • First U.S. troops in Afghanistan entered on horseback in 2001

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221873/Obamas-horses-bayonets-zinger-Mitt-Romney-final-presidential-debate-goes-viral.html

Aya Hadir Ghais dies in fireball crash in Abu Dhabi after losing control of her high-powered Lamborghini

Authorities in the United Arab Emirate's capital said that the American Law Student Aya Hadir Ghais, 19, was travelling in the high-powered vehicle alone when the horrific accident happened. Despite firefighters arriving on the scene in Defence Road within four minutes and extinguishing the fire, the teenager could not be freed in time.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221874/Female-student-19-killed-crashing-high-powered-Lamborghini-Abu-Dhabi.html

Germany insists on regular checks on gold held in foreign vaults

The German Federal Court of Auditors have called on for the country’s central bank to carry out a physical inspection of the gold reserves it stores at foreign central banks because the precious metal holdings have never been fully checked.

Germany's Bundesbank owns nearly 3,400 tonnes of gold. Like many central banks, it stores part of its reserves in vaults at foreign central banks, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Banque de France and the Bank of England.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2221996/Do-know-dont-Germany-insists-regular-checks-gold-held-foreign-vaults.html

London 2012 comes in £377million under budget (but still £6.5BILLION more than originally planned)...Suppose it sounds better than 6.5 Billion Over Budget

The London 2012 Games ended up £377million under budget, new figures showed today.

The overall cost of the Games is forecast to come in at £8.921billion from a budget of £9.298billion.

But this was still much higher than the original £2.4billion cost forecast when the bid was won in 2005

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221875/London-Olympic-Paralympic-Games-come-377million-budget-6-5BILLION-originally-planned.html

Air passengers to get cash handouts if delayed for three hours after EU court victory

Short-haul air passengers who are delayed by more than three hours can expect to be compensated after airlines lost a legal fight in the European court today.

A number of airlines, including British Airways and easyJet, had challenged a 2009 ruling that passengers on flights to and from Europe should be compensated if they are delayed for more than three hours.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221897/Air-passengers-cash-handouts-delayed-hours-EU-court-victory.html

Britain's 60-hour blanket of fog forces cancellation of nearly 500 flights with hundreds more delayed

Fog affected journeys as Britain was cloaked in a light fog, but the Met Office said that they were not issuing a severe weather warning as the impact was not widespread. The poor visibility led to disrupted flights at London City Airport, and 49 flights being cancelled at Heathrow Airport in west London.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221857/Flights-disrupted-Heathrow-London-City-airports-foggy-morning-causes-transport-nightmare.html

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude M 5.0
Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
Date time 2012-10-23 18:00:44.0 UTC
Location 6.74 S ; 147.93 E
Depth 10 km
Distance 19 km SE Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 16:34:18 UTC
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 12:34:18 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.809°S, 113.654°E
Depth
25.9 km (16.1 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region
SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
Distances
250 km (155 miles) SSW of Sidorukun, Indonesia

UK spending on Europe to rise by £11.5BILLION after MEPs back inflation-busting rise in EU budget over next eight years

British Euro-MPs joined forces to fight the plans but were outnumbered in a Strasbourg vote endorsing European Commission demands for more cash to fund EU policies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221886/UK-spending-Europe-rise-11-5-BILLION-MEPs-inflation-busting-rise-EU-budget-years.html

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude mb 4.2
Region CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA
Date time 2012-10-23 16:17:55.0 UTC
Location 42.01 N ; 47.92 E
Depth 15 km
Distance NW Khuchn, Russia

Racist attacks in Greece hit "alarming" levels: UNHCR....At least they have a Nobel Peace Prize

Racially motivated attacks have risen to alarming levels in Greece and authorities are doing little to tackle the problem, the U.N. refugee agency said in a report on Tuesday.

Greece is a major gateway for mostly Asian and African migrants trying to enter the European Union and immigrants face growing hostility as the debt-laden country goes through its worst economic downturn in six decades.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/23/us-greece-violence-idUSBRE89M12R20121023

Rochdale: Nine Men Charged With Child Sexual Exploitation

Nine men from Rochdale have been charged following an investigation into child sexual exploitation.

Freddy Kendakumana, 26, has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

Roheez Khan, 26, has been charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. Chola Chansa, 32, has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, Anjam Masood, 30, Mohammed Rafiq, 31, and Asrar Haider, 38 have all been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16.

Abdul Huk, 36, and Mohammed Ali, 27, have been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16.

http://news.sky.com/story/1001706/nine-men-charged-with-child-sexual-exploitation

EU Budget Vote Spells Trouble For Cameron as EU Demands they Need 6.8% Increase in Funding Next year

Euro MEPs vote in favour of major rises to EU budgets in a move that could force the Prime Minister to use his veto again.

He will make the UK tax Payer pay, just like he did last year

http://news.sky.com/story/1001622/eu-budget-vote-spells-trouble-for-cameron

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake GREECE - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude mb 4.6
Region GREECE
Date time 2012-10-23 15:20:43.0 UTC
Location 38.98 N ; 20.62 E
Depth 2 km
Distance W Préveza, Greece

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude M 4.6
Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Date time 2012-10-23 15:17:30.9 UTC
Location 9.78 N ; 126.44 E
Depth 125 km
Distance 31 km E Purok , Philippines

North Korea and South Korea move artillery into forward firing positions in tense stand off

Wealth Strategies: "Years" before Facebook gets to IPO price

Iran's Plan B in Action: Turkish gold trade booms to Iran, via Dubai

To see one of Iran's financial lifelines at work, pay a visit to Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport and find a gate for a flight to Dubai.

Couriers carrying millions of dollars worth of gold bullion in their luggage have been flying from Istanbul to Dubai, where the gold is shipped on to Iran, according to industry sources with knowledge of the business.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/23/us-emirates-iran-gold-idUSBRE89M0SW20121023

Wall Street drops as earnings, Spain's debt spark fears

Stocks slid more than 1 percent on Tuesday as poor earnings from major multinationals confirmed fears about the slowing global economy and Moody's downgraded credit ratings for regions in Spain.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/23/us-markets-stocks-idUSBRE89L0A420121023

Ben Needham Search: Children's Toys Found

Police have discovered parts of toys that Ben Needham may have been playing with on the Greek island of Kos before he went missing.

The samples were found by archaeologists supporting a team of investigators at the spot where the toddler went missing aged 21 months.

http://news.sky.com/story/1001578/ben-needham-search-childrens-toys-found

Mining Firm Sacks 8,500 Striking Workers, South Africa

The latest twist in the wave of mining industrial unrest in South Africa sees one firm carry out its threat to sack staff.

The mining firm Gold Fields has fired 8,500 miners amid the bitter disputes crippling the industry in South Africa.

http://news.sky.com/story/1001608/mining-firm-sacks-8500-striking-workers

Obama Supporters Continue Threats To Riot, Assassinate Romney (And no, the source hasn't changed)

http://www.infowars.com/obama-supporters-continue-threats-to-riot-assassinate-romney/

Canadian quality of life hammered by recession

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/23/well-being-index-canadians.html

Time to sell dollar/yen rally?

China hints at reform by dropping Mao's legacy

BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party has dropped its strongest hint yet that it will move in the direction of reform, removing a once standard reference to late leader Mao Zedong in statements ahead of a generational leadership transition.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/23/us-china-politics-mao-idUSBRE89M0DG20121023

Stock futures drop as earnings spark global slowdown worry

Stock index futures fell on Tuesday on concerns the slow global economy will continue to dent corporate revenues, with a trio of Dow components appearing to confirm investor worries.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/23/us-markets-stocks-idUSBRE89L0A420121023

DuPont to cut 1,500 jobs as economy worsens

DuPont (DD.N) slashed its annual forecast, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and announced 1,500 job cuts on Tuesday, bleak signs that demand for the chemical company's lucrative paint and solar products is slipping around the world.

Shares of DuPont, a member of the Dow Jones industrial average .DJIA, fell nearly 7 percent in premarket trading.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/23/us-dupont-results-idUSBRE89M0H320121023

MoD To Control Afghan Drones From UK Base

Britain's Afghan drone fleet is to double in size, with some aircraft controlled from a UK air base for the first time.

http://news.sky.com/story/1001502/mod-to-control-afghan-drones-from-uk-base

Katla Eruption Levees in South Iceland Checked

Chief of Police in Hvolsvöllur, a representative of the Icelandic Road Administration and geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson will discuss at a meeting on Thursday whether the levees to the east of Vík, which lies across the Ring Road near the river Múlakvísl, must be raised to prove effective in case of a volcanic eruption in Katla.

http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/Katla_Eruption_Levees_in_South_Iceland_Checked_0_394423.news.aspx

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 23rd October 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:45:21 UTC
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 07:45:21 AM at epicenter
Location
25.717°S, 70.556°W
Depth
32.4 km (20.1 miles)
Region
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Distances
36 km (22 miles) SSW of Taltal, Chile

Christie: ‘What The Hell Is Obama Doing Asking For Another 4 Years?’

Tropical Storm Sandy: Tropical Storm Forms in Caribbean; East Coast Nightmare -- With Snow?

Tropical Depression 18 formed in the central Caribbean at midday Monday and strengthened into Tropical Storm Sandy six hours later

It is not out of the question that Sandy will be nearing or at hurricane strengthen before it slams into Jamaica on Wednesday.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/future-sandy-east-coast-tropic/546066

Morsi mouths ‘Amen’ as Egyptian preacher urges ‘Allah, destroy the Jews

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi participated in prayers over the weekend in which the preacher urged Allah to “destroy the Jews and their supporters.”

Egyptian TV shows president in fervent prayer as cleric delivers anti-Semitic address

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-morsis-presence-egyptian-preacher-urges-allah-destroy-the-jews/

Egypt TV host gets jail term for insulting president....Catching on to Western Democracy Quick I see!

An Egyptian talk-show host faces a four-month jail term after a court convicted him of insulting President Mohamed Mursi, state media reported on Monday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/22/egypt-court-host-idUSL5E8LMKPR20121022

Gary Root, 71, Arrested for throwing pennies into Dem HQ; He Said it was 'All he has left after being taxed by Obama'...

The protest Friday evening ended with the arrest of Gary Root, a 71-year-old Naples man (and registered Republican). Root, seen in the adjacent mug shot, was charged with trespassing at the Collier County office where he offered his impromptu donation.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/pennies-thrown-at-democrats-698345

Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House

A year-long investigation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has found that scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House, meeting with top administration officials.

Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.

http://www.investigativeproject.org/3777/a-red-carpet-for-radicals-at-the-white-house

Doctors Now Charging Patients Extra For Asking Too Many Questions..

U.S. Government's Foreign Debt Now $47,495 Per Household/........Nearly DOUBLE to what is was just THREE years Ago!

The debt that the U.S. government owes to foreign interests now equals approximately $47,495 for each household in the United States, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau.

The portion of the U.S. government’s foreign debt now owed to interests in Mainland China is about $10,090 per household.

Back in January 2009, foreign interests held a total of $3,071,700,000,000 in U.S. government debt. That month, according to the Census Bureau, there were 111,079,000 households in the United States. Therefore the total U.S. government debt held by foreign interests was about $27,653.29 per household.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-governments-foreign-debt-now-47495-household

RealtyTrac: 65% of housing markets worse off than in 2008

Sixty-five percent of U.S. housing markets studied by RealtyTrac are worse off than they were four years ago, according to the Irvine, Calif.-based real estate research firm. The results of the survey arrive the same day as the final presidential debate and just weeks before the general election.

http://www.housingwire.com/news/realtytrac-65-housing-markets-are-worse-2008?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+housingwire%2FuOVI+%28HousingWire%29

The Irony of Money | Myles Dyer

Our Fiat Dollar Has Cost the United States $80 Trillion

In 1973, the Nixon administration eliminated the last vestiges of the Bretton Woods gold standard and transitioned the U.S. to a fiat dollar. Given the mind-boggling cost of this economic error, it is tragic (although not surprising) that Keynesians are currently recommending higher inflation as a solution to the economic woes of both the U.S. and Europe.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiswoodhill/2012/06/28/our-fiat-dollar-has-cost-the-united-states-80-trillion/

Doug Casey on how to Hedge Against Political Risk in the Greater Depression

FSA Warned On RBS 'Shadow Directorships'

The City watchdog risks breaching rules on shadow directorships in relation to the size and shape of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), institutional investors in the taxpayer-backed lender warn today

http://news.sky.com/story/1001454/fsa-warned-on-rbs-shadow-directorships

'Americans sick of war, Obama & Romney should realize that'...>Send the Drones in

Assassinated Iranians

Italy Quake Experts Convicted of Manslaughter

Mass shootings continue in America

Threat of Mass suicide over loss of land, Brazil

The global arms trade is worth an estimated 70 billion dollars...Are they falling into the wrong hands?

Press freedoms watchdog slams Turkish government

An organization that monitors freedom of the press is harshly critical of the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a new report, accusing it of waging "one of the world's biggest crackdowns on press freedoms in history."

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/22/world/europe/turkey-press-freedom/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Amazon outage takes down Reddit, Foursquare, others......The risk of Putting all your Eggs in one Basket, actually I wouldn't Bother putting one Egg in that Basket!

An outage of one of Amazon's cloud computing data centers knocked out popular sites like Reddit, Foursquare Pinterest and TMZ for some users on Monday.

In addition to online retail, Amazon rents cloud storage space for clients to store Web data.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/22/tech/web/reddit-goes-down/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Fresh violence in Myanmar leaves mosque, monastery burned

Fresh sectarian clashes in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine killed three people and left more than 400 houses, a monastery and a mosque burned to the ground, authorities said Tuesday.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/23/world/asia/myanmar-sectarian-clashes/index.html?hpt=hp_t3