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Sunday, Oct 23 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Marcy Wheeler and Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak TranslationsInformative, thoughtful and passionate. Follow them @emptywheel @stuart_zechman Listen live and later on BTR

I love you more than you’ll ever know

Blood Sweat & Tears with the Al Kooper song:


Arcade Fire with Neil Young at last night’s Bridge School benefit:

7.2 in Turkey

And once again, astrologer Richard Nolle called it in advance:

The October 26 new moon SuperMoon at 3° 03’ Scorpio anchors a geocosmic shock window that runs from the 23rd through the 30th. Opposing Jupiter – putting the Giant Planet in its annual closest approach to Earth – and happening with Mercury and Venus just a couple degrees apart in the evening sky, this looks like a respectable storm and seismic signal. And something of a financial up-tick as well: it should be good for bonds, stocks and good strong currencies. Increased production and hiring look like part of this SuperMoon. This isn’t the Second Coming, by any means: the return of prosperity is years away yet, and this will prove a welcome yet only temporary respite along that path. Moreover, economic disruptions due to storm-related (or seismic) infrastructure damage can take the bloom off the rose at least for a time.

The likelihood of destructive storms, seismic events (including magnitude 5+ earthquakes and volcanic eruptions) as well as extreme tidal surges associated with the October 23-30 SuperMoon shock window is planet-wide in potential. If there are signs of particular target zones, they may be suggested by the astro-locality map for this alignment. This includes a longitudinal zone running from Iran up through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia; and along the middle Pacific coast of North America (including Alaska, British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest as well as California in the US). There’s also a horizon arc sweeping northeasterly through Australia and across Papua New Guinea, on through the Pacific to Kamchatka, crossing the Bering Strait and running along northern Canada before turning southward to pass through the Atlantic just off the eastern tip of Brazil. When the headlines of the day are written, they’re bound to include some extreme storm, tide and seismic activity along one or more of these zones. (Note that some of the same target zones are emphasized in both the full and new moon astro-locality maps.)

Ring of fire

Johnny Cash:

Tsk, tsk!

How rude, to show up like that without an invitation! I am so ashamed to be associated… with these WONDERFUL, BRAVE PEOPLE!!!!

Occupy Wall Street protesters took a field trip from Zuccotti Park on Saturday morning, all the way to the wealthy suburban enclave of New Canaan, Conn., where they took their anger at income and tax disparity to GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s front lawn.

“In the land of the free they tax me but not G.E.!” read the invitation to protesters to take an hour bus ride to Immelt’s family home. “General Electric made billions last year; they paid no taxes, outsourced thousands of jobs, and got over $3 billion in tax refunds! Join us on a free bus trip to G.E’s CEO’s front lawn to see how our friends in the 1% live.”

A crowd of about 100 protesters, both from New York and local offshoot Occupy New Haven, spent the afternoon standing outside Immelt’s 6-bedroom, 10-bathroom, $5.25 million home. Photos from local news site New Canaan Patch show a police officer guarding Immelt’s gates while protesters hold placards reading “Mr. Immelt, Meet the 99%” and “Jobs Not Bailouts”.

Give it away

George Strait:

Religious songs

Withered Hand:


When Obama was all about transparency and whistleblowers? Not so much anymore.

Losing faith in you

Scott Ainslie’s perfect cover of the old B.B. King song:

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