Monday, November 12, 2012

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake TARAPACA, CHILE - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 03:11:26 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:11:26 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
20.468°S, 69.012°W
Depth
91.5 km (56.9 miles)
Region
TARAPACA, CHILE
Distances
121 km (75 miles) ESE of Iquique, Chile

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF ECUADOR - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:56:45 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 08:56:45 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
1.777°S, 81.594°W
Depth
34.8 km (21.6 miles)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF ECUADOR
Distances
84 km (52 miles) NW of Salinas, Ecuador

Secession petitions filed in 20 states

In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website.

States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-190210006.html

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MYANMAR - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:52:20 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 08:22:20 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
19.238°N, 96.082°E
Depth
18.2 km (11.3 miles)
Region
MYANMAR
Distances
50 km (31 miles) NW of Taungoo, Myanmar

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 00:12:00 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 06:12:00 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.362°N, 85.548°W
Depth
39.6 km (24.6 miles)
Region
COSTA RICA
Distances
6 km (3 miles) SE of Belen, Costa Rica

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake MONTENEGRO - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 23:18:42 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:18:42 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
42.558°N, 19.021°E
Depth
14 km (8.7 miles)
Region
MONTENEGRO
Distances
10 km (6 miles) W of Danilovgrad, Montenegro

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 23:02:24 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 04:02:24 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
37.761°S, 77.917°E
Depth
9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region
MID-INDIAN RIDGE
Distances
36 km (22 miles) ENE of Amsterdam Island,

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF ALASKA - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 22:20:52 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:20:52 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
57.496°N, 142.581°W
Depth
20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
Region
GULF OF ALASKA
Distances
283 km (176 miles) SW (218°) from Yakutat, AK

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF ALASKA - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 22:18:46 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:18:46 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
57.544°N, 142.802°W
Depth
11.8 km (7.3 miles)
Region
GULF OF ALASKA
Distances
286 km (178 miles) SW (220°) from Yakutat, AK

Skype rats out alleged WikiLeaks supporter without waiting for court warrant (by gleefully handing over records)

http://rt.com/usa/news/skype-warrant-dutch-isight-530/

The petition to let Texas secede from the U.S. to be reviewed by the White House

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/11/the-petition-to-let-texas-secede-from-the-u-s-to-be-reviewed-by-the-white-house/

White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/11/white-house-website-deluged-with-secession-petitions-from-19-states/

Iran Launches Massive War Simulation

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/11/12/wargames-to-show-iran-at-high-state-of-readiness

Angela Merkel sticks to austerity script in Portugal as revolt builds

German Chancellor Angela Merkel braved hostile crowds in Portugal on Monday to show unflinching support for the country’s austerity ordeal and plead for patience as social cohesion frays.

The flying visit came as trade unions led a protest march through Lisbon “in defence of national sovereignty” and the Left Bloc in parliament said its top priority is to “bring down the government” and forge a salvation front.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9673547/Angela-Merkel-sticks-to-austerity-script-in-Portugal-as-revolt-builds.html

Syrian opposition says West has promised military aid in return for Forming a United Front

The Syrian opposition says it has been promised western military support in return for forming a united front, in advance of a donors' conference in London on Friday intended to consolidate the new rebel coalition.

British officials say the conference will discuss purely non-lethal aid to the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, formed on Sunday in Doha, but neither British or French officials are ruling out arming the opposition in the coming months in an attempt to break the bloody deadlock in Syria.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/12/syria-opposition-coalition-military-aid

Gulf of Alaska Earthquake: NO Tsunami Threat

EVALUATION
----------
* THERE IS NO TSUNAMI DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE.

* AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH PARAMETERS LISTED BELOW.

* THIS EVALUATION IS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION AND
HISTORIC TSUNAMI RECORDS.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------
* MAGNITUDE 6.5
* ORIGIN TIME 1142 AKST NOV 12 2012
1242 PST NOV 12 2012
2042 UTC NOV 12 2012
* COORDINATES 57.7 NORTH 142.8 WEST
* DEPTH 6 MILES
* LOCATION 165 MILES S OF CAPE YAKATAGA ALASKA
310 MILES SW OF JUNEAU ALASKA

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/PAAQ/2012/11/12/mde6ud/1/WEAK53/WEAK53.txt

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF ALASKA - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
6.4
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 20:42:15 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:42:15 AM at epicenter
Location
57.544°N, 142.889°W
Depth
55.2 km (34.3 miles)
Region
GULF OF ALASKA
Distances
289 km (180 miles) SW (221°) from Yakutat, AK

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS - 12th November 2012

Magnitude M 4.6
Region SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
Date time 2012-11-12 20:19:30.1 UTC
Location 24.80 S ; 179.77 E
Depth 540 km
Distances 655 km SW Nuku'alofa

Turkey warns of Syria chemical arms risk

Turkey warned on Monday of the risk of Syria using missiles with chemical weapons as tensions rose between Israel and Syria, whose forces traded fire for a second consecutive day.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0c716678-2cd9-11e2-a95d-00144feabdc0.html

Israel scores 'direct hit' on Syria

Israel says its troops on the Golan Heights have fired tank shells at a Syrian artillery unit, scoring a "direct hit".

Syrian government troops are battling rebel forces around a Syrian town close to the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967.

On the weekend Israel fired a warning shot when a Syrian shell landed on one of its military outposts overlooking the town.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-13/israel-hits-syrian-artillery-that-fired-on-golan/4368108

Tamiflu: There is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu claims LEADING MEDICAL JOURNAL

A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu.

The drug has been stockpiled by dozens of governments worldwide in case of a global flu outbreak, and was widely used during the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

On Monday, one of the researchers linked to the BMJ called for European governments to sue Roche.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/nov/12/bmj-roche-tamiflu-data

Australia: Warning As Bushfire Destroys Homes

Around 150 firefighters have been battling a bushfire in South Australia, which has destroyed at least seven homes.

The large blaze at Tulka tore through about 5,000 acres of scrubland and residents were evacuated from their homes.

The fire burned within containment lines but was yet to be brought under control.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010381/australia-warning-as-bushfire-destroys-homes

Spain Halts Evictions After Second Suicide

Spain's Banking Association says it will halt evictions of indebted homeowners in extreme need for the next two years.

The two-year suspension will be observed by the country's largest banks, and comes amid public outrage over the growing number of evictions affecting thousands of people caught in the economic crisis.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010427/spain-halts-evictions-after-second-suicide

EU STRIKE 14 NOVEMBER 2012


Anti Austerity Strike: November 14th into a European-wide day of Anti-Austerity Protest

Who's the real enemy? 'Merkel lying, Portugal bankrupt'

Israeli Tanks Fire Into Syria

Venice Under Water: sixth-highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago

Spanish demonstrators protest against evictions

Elmo Star Kevin Clash Accused Of Underage Sex With Boy

The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on Sesame Street has been accused of having an underage relationship with a teenage boy.

Kevin Clash is taking leave of absence from the popular children's show following allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

The non-profit organisation behind the show, Sesame Workshop, said 52-year-old Clash denies the claims, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010432/elmo-star-kevin-clash-accused-of-underage-sex

Suspected Terrorist Arrested At Heathrow

Police have arrested a man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of committing acts of terrorism after he arrived on a flight from Bahrain.

The 24-year-old was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command on Monday morning.

He was taken to a south London police station where he is being questioned over alleged terrorist activity.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010516/suspected-terrorist-arrested-at-heathrow

Disabled Spanish mother auctions off her non vital organs - including kidneys, corneas and chunk of liver - to pay the rent

A cash-strapped disabled Spanish woman is auctioning off her non-vital organs in a bid to keep financially afloat.

The 44-year-old mother-of-one, who has not been named, said she was selling off one of her kidneys, corneas, a lung and a piece of her liver because she cannot afford her monthly rent and is facing eviction.

She told El Mundo newspaper in an interview: 'All I want is a home, a job I can do, and enough money to support my daughter through her studies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231759/Valencia-disabled-woman-sell-organs-bid-pay-rent.html

Is Russia about to send aid to Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and along the East Coast?

http://www.itar-tass.com/en/c32/568981.html

Matt's request:
If any of our readers in that area receive any supplies with Russian writing on it, or spot Russian transport planes or "workers", be sure to take photos and report in to us.

Linney House arrested for posting image of a burning Poppy on his Facebook page on Remembrance Sunday

Police have arrested a young man after a picture of a burning poppy was posted on Facebook.

Linford House, 19, was arrested on Remembrance Sunday after the image of a Royal British Legion paper poppy being held to a cigarette lighter was posted online.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231660/Free-speech-row-man-ARRESTED-posting-image-burning-Poppy-Facebook-page-Remembrance-Sunday.html

Ebrima Dampha 'Good Samaritan' leads drunk woman who passed out in a bar to a taxi... before taking her home and raping her

Predatory Ebrima Dampha, 33, was caught on CCTV as he pounced on his vulnerable victim when she passed out in a bar at four times the drink drive limit. The woman, who is in her thirties, was barely able to walk or talk as Dampha, a chef from Havant in Hampshire, dragged her outside to a taxi, intent on raping her.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231826/Horrifying-moment-Good-Samaritan-Ebrima-Dampha-leads-Portsmouth-woman-taxi-raping-her.html

Merkel, in anxious Lisbon, hails austerity drive

Angela Merkel faced scattered protests on Monday in Lisbon, where she delivered German endorsement of a government austerity drive designed to honor a bailout loan but which critics fear may only deepen the slump.

"The situation is difficult but what Portugal is doing, it is for the future," the chancellor told a joint news conference with Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, who has seen popular patience and political consensus begin to fray in recent weeks.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-portugal-germany-idUSBRE8AB00520121112

No aid for Greece on Monday despite austerity vote

Euro zone governments will not agree to disburse more money to debt-ravaged Greece on Monday, despite the country approving a tough 2013 budget, because there is not yet a consensus on how to make its debts sustainable into the next decade.

Finance ministers gathered in Brussels should, however, give Athens two more years to make the budget deficit cuts demanded of it, a concession that will require funding of around 32 billion euros, according to a draft document prepared for the meeting.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-eurozone-greece-idUSBRE8AA0IV20121112

Congress may plunge off cliff of its own creation

The "fiscal cliff," a metaphor drawn from nature, was actually created by members of the U.S. Congress, who designed it to be so horrible that they and the president would come to their senses and avert it in the nick of time.

That time is now with the start this week of a lame-duck session of Congress. But it is not at all certain that Republicans and Democrats are ready to make the compromises necessary to undo the trap they set in August 2011.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/11/us-usa-fiscal-congress-idUSBRE8AA02620121111

Greek debt deal looks elusive

U.S. to overtake Saudi Arabia in oil production

The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the International Energy Agency said, predicting the energy importer will almost be able to achieve a previously unthinkable self-sufficiency in energy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-iea-oil-report-idUSBRE8AB0IQ20121112

Tower Of London Keys Stolen From Sentry Post

Locks have been changed at the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels, after a thief was spotted by guards stealing a set of keys from a sentry post.

But the famous Beefeaters reportedly did not give chase, instead they radioed for help, as rules prevent them leaving their posts.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010260/tower-of-london-keys-stolen-from-sentry-post

Qatada Given Bail....What does Theresa May actually Do again?

Abu Qatada is to be freed after winning his latest appeal against extradition, in a major blow to Home Secretary Theresa May.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) decided the radical cleric could not have a fair trial in Jordan because evidence obtained via torture could be used against him.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010296/qatada-given-bail-after-winning-latest-appeal

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 14:58:14 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 04:58:14 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.539°S, 173.250°W
Depth
35 km (21.7 miles)
Region
TONGA
Distances
145 km (90 miles) NNE of Neiafu, Tonga

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
5.3
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 14:47:43 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 02:47:43 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
24.186°S, 178.919°E
Depth
568.4 km (353.2 miles)
Region
SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances
462 km (287 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SUCRE, VENEZUELA - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:08:14 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:08:14 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.668°N, 61.973°W
Depth
78.5 km (48.8 miles)
Region
SUCRE, VENEZUELA
Distances
37 km (22 miles) ENE of Gueiria, Venezuela

Qatada Wins Appeal Against Extradition...

Abu Qatada has won his latest appeal against deportation to Jordan in a blow to Home Secretary Theresa May.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission ruled that the radical cleric should not be sent to the Middle East to face trial.

Their ruling came after Qatada's legal team argued he would not be given a fair trial.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010296/abu-qatada-wins-appeal-against-extradition

Greece awaits bailout funds after passing budget cuts

Polish police say 22 officers were hurt and 176 arrest made in right-wing march

Polish police say that 22 officers were injured in clashes with right-wing protesters marching on Independence Day, and that three remain hospitalized a day later.

Police also said Monday that they made a total of 176 arrests linked to the disturbances that broke out Sunday evening when right-wing protesters threw stones and metal objects at police in Warsaw. Police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas.

It is the second year in a row that Independence Day celebrations in the capital have been marred by violence on the sidelines.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/12/polish-police-say-22-officers-were-hurt-and-176-arrest-made-in-right-wing-march/

Amelia Arnold murder inquiry police find body

Detectives searching for a woman whose boyfriend is being held on suspicion of her murder have found a body.

Amelia Arnold, 19, disappeared from the home she shared with Jack Wall, 22, and their young daughter in Hadrian's Walk, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday.

Mr Wall was arrested on Sunday morning on suspicion of murder after handing himself into police. He is in custody.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20295635

Obama Admin Rolling Out 68 New Regulations/Notices Per Day......6,125 in the past 90 Days!

It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website.

In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/6125-proposed-regulations-and-notifications-posted-last-90-days-average-68-day

PETRAEUS TESTIMONY 'ON HOLD'

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have questions for former CIA Director David H. Petraeus about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, his recently disclosed extramarital affair and other issues — but their queries will have to wait for a later date.

Acting CIA Director Michael Morrell will testify Thursday in closed-door hearings of the Senate and House intelligence committees instead of Mr. Petraeus, who resigned abruptly last week after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/11/congress-questions-for-petraeus-will-have-to-wait/

Rebel Kill List: 'Govt supporters dead men walking in Syria'

'Greece sacrifice on Euro altar'...What's Left To Cut?

Petraeus Gagged? 'Scandal timing may mean political cover-up'

Indianapolis Blast Leaves Neighborhood Reeling

Pakistanis Rally Against U.S., Israel

Frustration Simmers Toward Long Island Utility

Several killed, injured in Southern Lebanon clashes

Israel threatens Palestine over UN membership

Janet Napolitano: Housing Is #1 Issue After Sandy

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION - 12th November 2012

Magnitude mb 5.8
Region IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Date time 2012-11-12 11:15:09.0 UTC
Location 29.76 N ; 138.21 E
Depth 511 km
Distances 480 km SE Nachikatsuura, Japan

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF COAST OF AISEN, CHILE - 12th November 2012

Magnitude mb 4.7
Region OFF COAST OF AISEN, CHILE
Date time 2012-11-12 10:55:17.0 UTC
Location 45.86 S ; 76.99 W
Depth 30 km
Distances 383 km W Coihaique, Chile

Woman Falls From Moving Coach On M42

A woman has suffered a serious head injury after falling from a coach travelling on the M42 motorway in the West Midlands.

The victim, in her 20s, is believed to have fallen from the vehicle's emergency exit near the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010249/coach-fall-woman-hurt-on-m42-motorway

2.5 Magnitude Earthquake UTAH - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
2.5
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:43:32 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 03:43:32 AM at epicenter
Location
40.077°N, 111.407°W
Depth
8.3 km (5.2 miles)
Region
UTAH
Distances
16 km (10 miles) ESE (113°) from Mapleton, UT

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 12th November 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:32:28 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:32:28 PM at epicenter
Location
24.020°S, 179.902°W
Depth
540.6 km (335.9 miles)
Region
SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances
576 km (358 miles) SW (235°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga

"Frankenstein" jibe greets Merkel as Lisbon sees black

Anti-austerity protesters draped Lisbon statues in black mourning sashes to greet Angela Merkel on Monday and a business newspaper blamed the visiting German chancellor for "Frankenstein" policies driving Portugal into poverty.

Merkel, due to land about midday (noon GMT), is expected to repeat her endorsement of sharp spending cuts and tax increases being pushed through by fellow conservative Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho to meet the terms of last year's German-backed European rescue deal for the deeply indebted Portuguese state.

Her six-hour visit also seems intended to reassure German voters that the bailout money they lent is being well used.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-portugal-germany-idUSBRE8AB00520121112

Threat-focused Iran launches 'biggest ever' air drills

Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week after Washington accused Iranian warplanes of firing on a U.S. drone.

The maneuvers will take place this week across 850,000 square kilometers (330,000 square miles) of Iran's northeast, east, and southeast regions, Iranian media reported.

Some 8,000 elite and regular army troops will participate, backed by bombers and fighter planes, while missile, artillery and surveillance systems will be tested, various media said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-iran-military-idUSBRE8AB05K20121112

Israel warns of tough response after Gaza rocket hits house

A Palestinian rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in southern Israel on Monday, causing damage but no injuries, and Israeli officials quickly warned of a tough response to the latest surge in violence.

The rocket hit the town of Netivot, ending a brief overnight lull to three days of fighting, which has left six Palestinians dead, including four civilians, and 40 wounded. Eight Israelis have also been wounded in the cross-border attacks.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-palestinians-israel-violence-idUSBRE8AB07Y20121112

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 12th November 2012

Magnitude M 4.4
Region SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPAN
Date time 2012-11-12 10:15:25.9 UTC
Location 24.90 N ; 125.16 E
Depth 52 km
Distances 18 km NW Hirara, Japan