Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The reasons Mitt Romney failed are same reasons why David Cameron will lose next election

Romney always looked like a mediocre rich man’s son whose birthright had fast-tracked him to glory. Just like Cameron

In Mitt Romney’s failure to become President of the United States, we can see the waning arc of David Cameron’s career – why he failed to bury Gordon Brown at the last election, why he has no hope of winning the next general election and why Boris Johnson will eventually replace him as Tory leader.

Romney always looked far too much like one of the men who got the world economy into this mess to be fully trusted. Just like Cameron.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tony-parsons-david-cameron-will-lose-1427861

Mudslide forces evacuations in California

Authorities are helping people in Daly City, Calif. evacuate after a severe mudslide.

They're still investigating the source of the water. They think it could be from a water storage facility on the top of a hill.

Several blocks were flooded and eight homes have been evacuated so far.

http://www.kxan.com/dpps/entertainment/must_see_video/mudslide-forces-evacuations-in-california-nd12-jgr_4966805

High uranium levels found near Finnish mine leak

Radioactive uranium more than 50 times higher than the normal level has been found in a stream in Finland's rural east after a leak of waste water from a nearby mine belonging to Talvivaara , nuclear safety officials said on Friday.

But Finnish authorities said they did not see a risk to public health after taking samples on Tuesday and Wednesday close to the nickel and zinc mine some 30 km (20 miles) outside the town of Sotkamo. The ore from the mine also contains uranium.

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/high-uranium-levels-found-near-finnish-mine-leak

Kenyan Police Massacre: Residents 'Flee Homes'

Thousands of Kenyans have reportedly fled their homes after cattle raiders killed at least 32 police officers in an ambush.

Cattle raiders armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades killed the officers in a military-style ambush in the remote Sugata valley, according to reports.

http://news.sky.com/story/1011120/kenyan-police-massacre-residents-flee-homes

Elmo Puppeteer Accuser Recants Teen Sex Claims

Sesame Workshop said its own investigation found the allegations of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated.

The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Mr Clash, who performs on the popular children's programme as Elmo, was adult and consensual.

http://news.sky.com/story/1011127/elmo-puppeteer-accuser-recants-teen-sex-claims

Al Hilli Bank Fraud: Nigerian-born Abiodun David John Charged

Police have charged a man with attempting to access the bank accounts of the family murdered in the French Alps in October.

Nigerian-born Abiodun David John, 33, was charged with fraud after allegedly trying to get into accounts in the name of members of Saad al Hilli's family after his death on September 5.

http://news.sky.com/story/1011130/man-charged-over-al-hilli-bank-fraud

Schizophrenia Care 'Making Patients Worse'

Standards of care in some mental health units are so poor that they make patients worse, not better, a new report has warned.

An independent inquiry into schizophrenia describes the care given to some patients on secure wards as "shameful".
http://news.sky.com/story/1010963/schizophrenia-report-blasts-patient-treatment

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 14th November 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 03:04:46 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 07:04:46 PM at epicenter
Location
51.820°N, 130.559°W
Depth
15.3 km (9.5 miles)
Region
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
248 km (154 miles) WNW (302°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 14th November 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 00:43:04 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 06:43:04 PM at epicenter
Location
17.399°N, 93.438°W
Depth
38 km (23.6 miles)
Region
CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Distances
41 km (26 miles) WSW (251°) from Pichucalco, Chiapas, Mexico

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake GUATEMALA - 14th November 2012

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 00:09:45 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 06:09:45 PM at epicenter
Location
15.315°N, 90.655°W
Depth
79.5 km (49.4 miles)
Region
GUATEMALA
Distances
34 km (21 miles) WSW (240°) from Cob├ín, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL TURKEY - 14th November 2012

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 02:02:00 AM at epicenter
Location
37.251°N, 37.148°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
CENTRAL TURKEY
Distances
27 km (17 miles) NW (309°) from Gaziantep, Turkey

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake ATACAMA, CHILE - 14th November 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 00:00:45 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 09:00:45 PM at epicenter
Location
27.372°S, 69.091°W
Depth
95.9 km (59.6 miles)
Region
ATACAMA, CHILE
Distances
128 km (79 miles) E (92°) from Copiapo, Chile

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL TURKEY - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 23:55:49 UTC
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 01:55:49 AM at epicenter
Location
37.126°N, 37.111°E
Depth
9.2 km (5.7 miles)
Region
CENTRAL TURKEY
Distances
24 km (15 miles) W (277°) from Gaziantep, Turkey

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 23:43:36 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:43:36 PM at epicenter
Location
51.731°N, 177.012°E
Depth
56.3 km (35.0 miles)
Region
RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Distances
288 km (179 miles) ESE (114°) from Attu Station, AK

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake MONTENEGRO - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 23:24:09 UTC
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 12:24:09 AM at epicenter
Location
42.533°N, 18.982°E
Depth
9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region
MONTENEGRO
Distances
26 km (16 miles) WNW (287°) from Podgorica (Titograd), Yugoslavia

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
5.4
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 23:23:49 UTC
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 01:23:49 PM at epicenter
Location
21.042°S, 175.934°W
Depth
27.1 km (16.8 miles)
Region
TONGA
Distances
74 km (46 miles) W (279°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga

Treasury's Geithner warns against postponing fiscal crisis

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday warned against extending all the U.S. tax breaks to give Washington more time to broker a deficit reduction deal, saying it would create more uncertainty in the markets.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-usa-fiscal-geithner-idUSBRE8AC17120121113

Horrible: Owners ‘Devocalizing’ Dogs To Curtail Pets From Barking

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/13/owners-devocalizing-dogs-to-curtail-pets-from-barking/

Solar Eclipse Live



Summit of 15 EU countries shows split on EU budget

Divisions among the 27 European Union countries over increasing the region's €1 trillion budget deepened Tuesday as the region's two opposing camps set out their arguments over raising spending in the midst of a three-year debt crisis.

A group of 15 of the political leaders meeting in Brussels Tuesday called for an increase in the EU budget, which is used to fund pan-European programs designed to ensure a level economic playing-field across the region. Meanwhile on a visit to Rome, David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the euroskeptic U.K. called on the EU to "live within its means".

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i71MyXvpqr_lCUllHprWWidlMBWg?docId=9fbc2c822ec64cc79d959bea37c1f5ec

France recognises new Syria opposition....Hardly surprising, they will back anyone

France became the first European power to recognise Syria's new opposition coalition as the sole representative of its people and said on Tuesday it would look into arming rebels against President Bashar al-Assad once they form a government.

Twenty months into their bloody uprising against Assad, fragmented Syrian opposition groups struck a deal in Qatar on Sunday to form a broad coalition and their leader immediately appealed for European backing.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE8AB0HV20121113

Petraeus' Successor John Allen In Email Probe

US President Barack Obama "has faith" in America's top commander in Afghanistan, a spokesman has said - as more details emerged connecting him to the scandal surrounding the CIA's ex-director.

General John Allen is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, who is said to have received threatening emails from a woman conducting an extramarital affair with General David Petraeus.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010723/petraeus-successor-john-allen-in-email-probe

Dump Trump Petition Gains 400,000 Signatures

Macy’s has prided itself on it’s holiday campaigns with the slogan “The Magic of Macy’s”. For some reason, this year they thought The Apprentice star, Donald Trump, would help usher in holiday shoppers. However, a recent petition is demanding Macy’s to “Dump Trump” from their holiday campaign. The campaign has gotten over 466,000 signatures so far and is just a few shy of the 500,000 signature goal.

An excerpt from the petition on Signon.org states:

“Donald Trump engages in especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior.

http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/2012/11/13/dump-trump-petition-by-macys-gains-400000-signatures/

Sphinx Destruction Urged By Egyptian Salafi With Taliban Connections

The Sphinx destruction as well as the Giza pyramids are being called for by an Egyptian Salafist. Murgan Salem al-Gohary is a Muslim jihadist leader with connections to the Taliban who went on TV over the weekend to announce jihad on one of the seven wonders of the world.

“The idols and statues that fill Egypt must be destroyed. Muslims are tasked with applying the teachings of Islam and removing these idols, just like we did in Afghanistan when we smashed the Buddha statues,” Gohary said in a Saturday night television interview, according to Egyptian daily al-Masry al-Youm. “God ordered Prophet Mohamed to destroy idols. When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.”

http://www.inquisitr.com/397010/sphinx-destruction-urged-by-egyptian-salafi-with-taliban-connections/

China Airshow: Drone And Fighter Jet Unveiled

China has taken the wraps off its latest military drone and fighter plane as the country builds up its defence capabilities.

The unmanned Yi Long drone can carry two missiles and although it looks similar to the MQ-9 Reaper used by the British and US military it is likely to be priced far more cheaply.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010961/china-airshow-drone-and-fighter-jet-unveiled

3.6 Magnitude Earthquake SPAIN - 13th November 2012

Magnitude ML 3.6
Region SPAIN
Date time 2012-11-13 19:18:24.0 UTC
Location 41.20 N ; 1.11 W
Depth 15 km
Distances 3 km SW Herrera de los navarros, Spain

Divisions overshadow Europe's plan to control banks

Divisions in Europe over a new regime to supervise banks overshadowed fresh attempts by EU finance ministers on Tuesday to agree a centerpiece reform that some officials fear could unravel.

After three years of piecemeal crisis-fighting measures, agreeing on a banking union would lay a cornerstone of wider economic union and mark the first concerted attempt to integrate the bloc's response to problem lenders.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-eu-bankingunion-idUSBRE8AC0BF20121113

Washington ex-city official sentenced in bank fraud case.... to home arrest

The former No. 2 official in the Washington city government was sentenced to home arrest, probation and community service on Tuesday on a bank fraud charge, the latest stage in financial scandals surrounding local officials in the U.S. capital.

Kwame Brown, 42, a Democrat, who had been the City Council chairman, pleaded guilty in June to a federal charge of overstating his income in applying for bank loans in 2005 and 2007.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-usa-dc-citycouncil-idUSBRE8AC0Y920121113

'Iran Hawk Petraeus pushed out for warmongering'

Occupy protesters storm financial district of Los Angeles

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake MYANMAR - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 18:28:14 UTC
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 12:58:14 AM at epicenter
Location
22.828°N, 95.943°E
Depth
21.8 km (13.5 miles)
Region
MYANMAR
Distances
93 km (58 miles) N (351°) from Mandalay, Myanmar

Satellite images suggest North Korean working on missiles, group says

Undeterred by the embarrassment of a failed rocket launch earlier this year, North Korea appears to be pressing ahead with the development of long-range missiles, according to an analysis of satellite images by a U.S. academic website.

Drawing on commercial satellite imagery, the website 38 North suggests that the reclusive North Korean regime has carried out at least two tests of large rocket motors at the Sohae Satellite Launch Station on the country's west coast since April.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/13/world/asia/north-korea-missile-work/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

38 Kenyan officers killed in ambush

In the worst single incident for Kenyan police in living memory, 38 officers were killed in northern Kenya over the weekend by heavily armed cattle rustlers, according to injured police reservists who were on the scene.

Local media reports put the number at between 37 and 42 dead. Internal Security Minister Katoo Ole Metito would not give a total figure on how many police officers had died.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/13/world/africa/kenya-ambush/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Rise of the Greek Far-Right

Marc Faber: Prepare for a Massive Market Meltdown

The markets are going to go into meltdown soon, so expect stocks to lose 20 percent of their value, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on Tuesday.

“I don’t think markets are going down because of Greece, I don’t think markets are going down because of the ‘fiscal cliff’ — because there won’t be a ‘fiscal cliff,’ ” Faber told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “The market is going down because corporate profits will begin to disappoint, the global economy will hardly grow next year or even contract, and that is the reason why stocks, from the highs of September of 1,470 on the S&P, will drop at least 20 percent, in my view.”

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49802535

Swept away by Sandy: Shocking before-and-after images of East Coast show ghostlike seaside towns with flattened houses, ravaged beaches and broken piers

The dramatic before and after photos of the New York and New Jersey shoreline reveal in minute detail just how much the land was altered in just a few moments. They are part of a large-scale survey of the damage by the U.S. Geological Service, which stretches from the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the South to as far north as Massachusetts.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232274/Swept-away-Superstorm-Sandy-Shocking-images-East-Coast.html

Callous couple caught on camera stealing a collection box minutes before Remembrance Day parade

The woman snatched a box containing around £200 for the Royal British Legion from a Costcutter store in Hockley in Essex as proud veterans prepared to march through the village. The thieves are believed to have targeted Poppy Appeal tins at another two stores in nearby Rochford. Shop owner Peter Wood, 49, branded the crooks a disgrace.

Europe Day Ahead: Mood darkens in Portugal

Japan still wary of restarting huge nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co sees no imminent resumption of operations at the world's biggest nuclear plant, shut down after last year's Fukushima disaster, further raising its costs as it spends more on fossil fuels to generate electricity.

A wall to protect the 8,212-megawatt Kashiwazaki-Kariwa station's seven reactors against tsunamis will not be finished until June next year, said Shiro Arai, deputy site manager.

"It is too premature to talk about when reactor restarts will happen," Arai told Reuters in an interview at the plant in Niigata prefecture on Japan's northwest coast.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-tepco-nuclear-idUSBRE8AC0IN20121113

Hundreds of Smuggled Cobras Seized By Thai Customs Officials

Thai customs officials have seized 600 deadly cobras after stopping a vehicle at a checkpoint in a central region of the country.

The reptiles came from Malaysia and were being shipped through Thailand for use in traditional medicine or for food in another country, according to customs officials.

They were apparently destined for Laos.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010857/smuggled-cobras-seized-by-thai-customs-officials

Panetta: Petraeus Scandal Is a 'sad Situation'

Golden Dawn Lands in Italy as Race Attacks Increase in Athens

Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has set up an Italian branch in the north-eastern city of Trieste, according to local reports.

Alba Dorata (Golden Dawn Italy) was founded by Alessandro Gardossi, formerly a member of Forza Nuova, a neo-fascist organisation that has ties with Greece's far-right party, Huffington Post Italy reported.

Gardossi said he has already registered the party's emblem, a crowned squared spiral on a blue-coloured background.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/404143/20121112/golden-dawn-italy-race-attacks-increases-athens.htm

Facebook censors Golden Dawn members

Following hundreds of complaints Facebook has decided to censor Greece's ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi), by blocking the profiles of some MPs and party members.

TVXS reported Facebook stated the profiles of Golden Dawn members "violate the policy against violence and racism."

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/336749

On streets of Athens, racist attacks increase

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The attack came seemingly out of nowhere. As the 28-year-old Bangladeshi man dug around trash bins one recent afternoon for scrap metal, two women and a man set upon him with a knife. He screamed as he fell. Rushed to the hospital, he was treated for a gash to the back of his thigh.

Police are investigating the assault as yet another in a rising wave of extreme-right rage against foreigners as Greece sinks further into economic misery. The details vary, but the cold brutality of each attack is the same: Dark-skinned migrants confronted by thugs, attacked with knives and broken bottles, wooden bats and iron rods.

http://news.yahoo.com/streets-athens-racist-attacks-increase-074957227.html

Greece To Receive an Extra Two years....More Cuts, More Austerity, Cost to Tax Payer increases

Three rockets hit Afghan capital-police

Germany eyes "bundled" loan payment to Greece

European countries deliberating on the payment of delayed loans to Greece could decide to bundle several tranches together in a single transfer of roughly 44 billion euros, a German government source said.

Under the terms of its second bailout programme, Greece was due to receive 31.2 billion euros by the end of June, plus an additional 5 billion by the end of September and 7.2 billion euros by the end of December.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-eurozone-greece-report-idUSBRE8AC0HL20121113

Iran unveils new missile systems on second day of drills

Iran unveiled new missile and artillery systems on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, on the second day of large-scale military exercises which officials said were aimed at sending a warning to those threatening the Islamic Republic.

Played out against a backdrop of high tension between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear program, the "Velayat 4" man oeuvres across a vast swathe of the eastern half of the country have focused on air defenses.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-iran-military-missile-idUSBRE8AC0L920121113

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 13th November 2012


Magnitude
3.4
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 13:40:05 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 05:40:05 AM at epicenter
Location
39.047°N, 123.091°W
Depth
0.9 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
11 km (7 miles) SE (146°) from Talmage, CA

'Zombie Firms': Mass Unemployment Warning

More than 100,000 so-called zombie firms – debt-laden companies surviving only because of ultra-low interest rates – are at risk of failure, a think tank has warned.

According to the Institute for Turnaround (IFT), a 'zombie collapse' is threatening to hit the country once interest rates return to more traditional levels.

"The number of businesses only able to pay off the interest on their debt, has escalated to somewhere between 100,000 to 150,000," the IFT said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010810/zombie-firms-mass-unemployment-warning

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:42:50 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 08:42:50 PM at epicenter
Location
0.274°N, 122.312°E
Depth
155 km (96.3 miles)
Region
MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA
Distances
91 km (57 miles) WSW (250°) from Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia

''Big Brother alert: Microsoft wants to know how many friends you've got in your living room''


''One of Microsoft’s latest patent applications is a humdinger. It proposes to turn the Kinect camera into a snitch for movie studios, reporting back just how many friends you’ve got in your living room and what they’re watching. Think that sounds alarmist?

Here’s what it actually says: “The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken.” It’s that blatant – a system to spy on private viewing habits.''

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/micwright/100008237/big-brother-alert-microsoft-wants-to-know-how-many-friends-youve-got-in-your-living-room/

''Europe’s plan A for a monetary union may hold the answer to the euro crisis''

''Europe’s politicians nowadays are desperately looking for someone to blame for the euro crisis. Germany blames France, and vice versa. Even lawyers are getting into the act, trying to identify legal responsibility for the monetary union’s design flaws.Meanwhile, as the crisis has deepened, a new consensus about Europe’s monetary union has emerged. The euro, according to this view, was devised in a fit of giddy and irresponsible optimism – or, alternatively, panic at the prospect of German hegemony over Europe – in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall.''

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Nov-12/194726-europes-plan-a-for-a-monetary-union-may-hold-the-answer-to-the-euro-crisis.ashx#axzz2By1zGsEJ

UK: ''Hard-up families are turning to short-term loans with interest rates as high as 4,214 per cent to pay off their bills, pay for rent and even to buy food''

And research from Which? has found that 48 per cent of borrowers find they cannot afford to repay their payday loans after getting the credit and, incredibly, almost a third make a short-term loan application KNOWING they cannot pay it back.''

A third of respondents also revealed they had been hassled by debt collection agencies in the last 12 months.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-2229918/Half-taking-payday-loans-afford-pay-back.html

Toronto war memorial defaced in ‘hate crime’

TORONTO - Toronto Police are calling the vandalism of a west-end war memorial “a hate crime.”

A woman walking Sunday night by the sculpture in Coronation Park — at the foot of Strachan Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd. W. — called police after noticing someone had taken a black marker and written “Canada will burn; Praise Allah” on the memorial.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/12/coronation-park-war-memorial-defaced-canada-will-burn-praise-allah

Ohioans’ food stamp aid to be reduced - Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January

Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance.

For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets.

Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say.

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

'Bombshell story is just a smoke screen for something bigger'...

The mystery woman who blew the lid off former CIA Director David Petraeus’ career-ending affair is also tied to the military — a sexy social liaison for an Air Force base in Tampa who says she and the ex-general are just “friends.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ap-source-target-emails-petraeus-paramour-state-department-military-liaison-article-1.1200299#ixzz2BzTkJJUE

Margaret Moran fiddled her expenses to Claim more than £53,000

She claimed almost her entire annual allowance in one bogus entry and forged invoices for more than £20,000 of non-existent goods and services.

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court in London were unable to return a guilty verdict after Moran was ruled unfit to stand trial for mental health reasons.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010851/margaret-moran-found-to-have-fiddled-expenses

Clueless Bankers Know Nothing of Finance

'Immoral' Big Biz: Starbucks, Google, Amazon tax-scams exposed in UK

French mayor on hunger strike over local budget - Day 5

Protest in Italy Over Labor Reforms

Another Tibetan Self- Immolates

At the 18th Party Congress, Tibet officials denied to
the media that any self-immolation occurred in Tibet.
Kunga Tashi, analyst on Tibet issues at the official agency
of the Dalai Lama for America,
calls on Tibetan officials to play their own role
(and not that of the CCP ).
He appeals to these local cadres in Tibet to disobey
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s central authorities.
Otherwise, they will regret what they have done.

Murder-Suicide Eyed in Ohio Deaths

Venice floods leave St Mark's Square under water

Turkish government key player of anti-Syria scenario

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:13:18 UTC
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 02:13:18 AM at epicenter
Location
16.672°S, 175.747°W
Depth
176.5 km (109.7 miles)
Region
TONGA
Distances
289 km (179 miles) NW (319°) from Neiafu, Tonga

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:12:08 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 07:12:08 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
4.886°S, 103.024°E
Depth
67.4 km (41.9 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances
84 km (52 miles) W of Kuripan, Indonesia

Sandy Ford, Andy Ford and 3 Grandchildren found dead in Ohio garage; carbon monoxide suspected

When firefighters used a sledgehammer to force open the door to a garage which had been barricaded shut, they found five people, two dogs and a cat inside. All were dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police believe the three children, their uncle, and their grandmother died Monday in a possible murder-suicide amid a custody dispute. A truck was running with hoses leading from the exhaust into a car in the family's garage.

They were identified as 54-year-old Sandy Ford; her 32-year-old son, Andy Ford; and her grandchildren, 10-year-old Paige Hayes, 6-year-old Logan Hayes and 5-year-old Madalyn Hayes.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49802368/ns/local_news-lexington_ky/t/five-found-dead-ohio-garage/#.UKJDx-TLS8A

Italy Floods: Trio Killed As Bridge Collapses

Severe rainfall in Italy has claimed the lives of at least three people after the car they were in fell off a collapsed bridge in Tuscany.

Severe flooding has devastated the region and neighbouring Umbria over the past two days, with rivers breaking their banks in several areas.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010796/italy-floods-bridge-collapse-kills-three

KKK marchers outnumbered five to one by anti-racist protesters dressed as circus performers


                                   

Stock futures fall on "fiscal cliff," Home Depot rises


Stock index futures fell on Tuesday amid investor concern about the looming U.S. "fiscal cliff" debate and how a lack of agreement in Congress could hurt the nation's economy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-markets-stocks-idUSBRE8AB08Y20121113

2.3 Magnitude Earthquake WASHINGTON - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
2.3
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:13:08 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 04:13:08 AM at epicenter
Location
47.880°N, 121.650°W
Depth
9.6 km (6.0 miles)
Region
WASHINGTON
Distances
3 km (2 miles) NNE (30°) from May Creek, WA

Libyan military engineers face toxic chemical clouds as they clear up armaments from Gaddafi regime

Weapons experts battle thought a vivid orange toxic gas haze as they take on the hazardous task of clearing a Libyan arms dump.

More than a year after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted, technicians are still attempting to clear the country of the dictator's deadly arsenal.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231902/Libyan-military-engineers-face-toxic-chemical-clouds-clear-armaments-Gaddafi-regime.html

Failed bank bosses hit £100m pension jackpot: Cosseted retirement for directors who led us to disaster...Is that what you meant during your Speech Cameron?

Senior bankers who brought Britain to the edge of collapse will receive gold-plated pensions worth at least £300,000 a year, with one landing £1.4million.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232097/Failed-bank-bosses-hit-100m-pension-jackpot-Cosseted-retirement-directors-led-disaster.html

Portuguese anti-austerity demonstrators direct Nazi jibes at Merkel in protest against her 'Frankenstein' policies

Angela Merkel was greeted with Nazi jibes from protesters in Lisbon today as she arrived in the Portuguese capital to advocate the benefits of austerity and economic reforms.

As with her recent trips to bailed-out Greece and debt-stricken Spain, demonstrators unhappy about tax hikes and pay cuts devised to improve public finances turned their anger on the German leader.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231922/Angela-Merkel-Portuguese-anti-austerity-protesters-demonstrate-Frankenstein-policies-Nazi-jibes.html

David Cameron Claims those who 'trash the banks would end up trashing Britain'.....Yeah that really worked out well for Iceland

The Prime Minister used his annual speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet – traditionally used to discuss foreign policy – to instead deliver a warning that Britain is in a battle to survive as a major economy in the wake of the financial crisis.

He defended both the banks and defence companies, insisting the Government would stand up for sectors vital to the country's economic future.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232046/David-Cameron-needs-employ-Downton-Abbeys-Carson-coming-undone-best-bib-tucker.html

The independent states of America: Tens of thousands demand secession with petitions filed in 20 states since Obama won election

Although America carried President Obama confidently into a second term last Tuesday - not everyone is jumping for joy at the prospect of four more years.

Tens of thousands have put their names to secession petitions in 20 states, asking that they peacefully become independent from the rest of the country.

The documents have been lodged on a government website We The People - and Texas has almost enough people behind its petition to warrant an official White House response.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232029/The-independent-states-America-Secession-filed-20-states-election.html

Gregory Faull Murdered, John McAfee suspected and on the Run

The first images are emerging of Gregory Faull, the American expatriate who was found shot dead in his home in Belize.

Local police in the Central American nation say multimillionaire software mogul, John McAfee, is wanted in the murder and is currently on the run from authorities.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231953/John-McAfee-US-builder-shot-dead-software-tycoon-went-run-poses-Michael-Jordan.html

Kilimanjaro's glaciers shrink and crack as scientists warn Africa's highest mountain may soon be ice free

The peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free-standing mountain, may soon be ice free, scientists warn.

Between 1912 and 2011, the mass of ice on the summit of the 19,341ft dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania decreased by more than 85 per cent, say researchers with Nasa's Earth Observatory.

Kimberly Casey, a glaciologist based at the U.S. space agency's Goddard Space Flight Centre, who visited the mountain earlier this year, also noticed Kilimanjaro's north ice field had separated.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2232195/Kilimanjaros-glaciers-shrink-crack-scientists-warn-Africas-highest-mountain-soon-ice-free.html

Hear no tax, see no tax, pay no tax: Amazon, Starbucks and Google lashed by MPs as they defend elaborate avoidance schemes.........But will it Change Anything?

The 'immoral' tricks used by corporate giants to avoid UK tax were laid bare yesterday. Executives (from left) Andrew Cecil from Amazon, Matt Brittin from Google and Troy Alstead from Starbucks had been summoned by MPs to explain why they contribute little or nothing to the Treasury's coffers. In a three-hour inquisition, Google admitted funnelling profits to a company in Bermuda, Starbucks said it 'buys' coffee through Switzerland even though the beans never touch Swiss soil, and Amazon claimed not to know its UK turnover.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231828/Immoral-tax-avoiders-Amazon-Starbucks-Google-lashed-MPs-elaborate-schemes.html

NATO's European Supreme Commander's appointment on hold because he 'sent THOUSANDS of inappropriate emails to socialite'

As the US military establishment reels from the fallout of CIA boss David Petraeus' extra-marital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell (pictured left with Petraeus), another top general has been ensnared in the scandal. John Allen (centre) is under investigation by the FBI over claims he has sent up to 30,000 'potentially inappropriate' emails to Jill Kelley (right), the 37-year-old Florida socialite and housewife who sparked off the Petraeus scandal after she claimed to have received threatening messages from Broadwell. His nomination as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe has been put on hold during the investigation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232159/David-Petraeus-scandal-General-John-Allen-accused-sending-inappropriate-emails-Jill-Kelley.html

Tamiflu accused of being useless in fighting flu as experts call for legal action against manufacturers

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 influenza virus.

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.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2232118/Essential-medicine-Tamiflu-accused-useless-fighting-flu-experts-legal-action-Roche.html

So here it is, finally after 3 years a leading medical journal has said what hundreds if not thousands of people have been saying for the past 3 years. 

The only difference is that the Findings from a leading medical journal will not be buried in the conspiracy category. 

Will they go after these supposed magical Vaccines next?

Vaughan Jones held for 18 HOURS in police custody for 'assaulting' intruder who was Burgling his Mother's Home

Vaughan Jones, was held in custody for 18 hours after confronting a burglar who had raided his widowed mother Eleanor's home in Bargoed, Gwent. Mr Jones, 39, jumped into action when his mother heard a thief looting her family home. He called police before dashing around to help her and confronted the burglar in a hand-to-hand struggle.

he was only released when the Crown Prosecution Service advised police not to press charges.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231996/Businessman-tackled-burglar-mothers-home-spends-18-HOURS-police-custody-assaulting-intruder.html

UK gas scandal is explosive

Secrecy cloaks South Korea's nuclear program

South Korea's government should resume publishing polls on nuclear safety after a loss of public confidence in the sector in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster, an opposition South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday.

The call came as South Korea, whose public is traditionally seen as pro-nuclear, investigated fake safety documents for parts used in nuclear plants led to two of the country's 23 reactors being shut down last week and has raised the prospect of power shortages in the harsh Korean winter.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-nuclear-korea-secrecy-idUSBRE8AC0A720121113

Joseph Griffiths Murder: 20-Year-Old Man Arrested

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was found dead in his southwest London home.

Officers discovered the body of 73-year-old Joseph Griffiths after responding to reports of a burglary at the house in Fulham during the early hours of Saturday morning.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010774/pensioner-murder-20-year-old-man-arrested

John McAfee Flees After Murder

The head of the country's anti-organised crime brigade, Marco Vidal, said Mr McAfee was wanted for homicide.

However, in an interview with technology magazine Wired - which was apparently given while on the run in the Central American country - Mr McAfee denied killing his neighbour and claimed the Belize government had a vendetta against him.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010741/john-mcafee-anti-virus-guru-flees-after-murder

Qatada Smiles As He Goes Free After Appeal

Terror suspect Abu Qatada has been released on bail after winning his latest appeal to avoid extradition to Jordan.

The radical cleric smiled as he was driven from Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire and began the journey back to his family.

http://news.sky.com/story/1010798/abu-qatada-bailed-after-winning-appeal

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 13th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 09:08:01 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 03:08:01 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
13.871°N, 92.332°W
Depth
34.8 km (21.6 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
65 km (40 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala