Archive for December, 2012

December 31st, 2012 - 1:48 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: No New Year’s Celebration in Venezuela

Venezuela Cancels New Year’s Festivities After Chavez Suffers ‘Complications’ In a rough weekend for world leaders’ health, Hugo Chavez ran up against “new complications” after his cancer surgery and remains in “delicate” condition in Cuba.[...]

December 31st, 2012 - 11:49 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: A BAD deal for all but the 1%

“As I see this thing developing — quite frankly, as I’ve said before — no deal is better than a bad deal, and this looks like a very bad deal, the way this is shaking up,” Tom Harkin[...]

December 31st, 2012 - 3:51 am § in Misc.

DAVEY JONES: Returning to the pillars of Hercules

I should pass The Rock today or early tomorrow, the weather has been pretty good, but that will of course change once we pass the Pillars of Hercules, but then what would you expect in the North Atlantic in January? The distilling plant is back together and once more making water, potable at the mom[...]

December 31st, 2012 - 12:15 am § in Misc.

I thought that was what DEMOCRACY meant?

House Democrats urge GOP to allow vote on Obama’s $250K tax-break threshold Mike Lillis – 12/30/12 07:55 PM ET House Democrats said if Republicans can’t agree within their conference, they should allow a vote on Obama’s proposal.…[...]

December 31st, 2012 - 12:00 am § in Misc.

New Year’s Eve!


December 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm § in Misc.

“BREAKING NEWS: McCain “we can’t win an argument that has Social Security for seniors versus taxes for the rich.”

“CPI has to be off the table because it’s not a winning argument to say benefits for seniors versus tax breaks for rich people,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). “We need to take CPI off the table — that’s not part of the negotiations — because we can’[...]

December 30th, 2012 - 2:49 pm § in Misc.

ISRAEL’S Elections

Chance to hear some expert commentary from Peace Now .. the major force for peace. Date: Wednesday, January 2nd Time: 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) Dial-in Number: 1-213-342-3000 Participant Access Code: 332479# (you must include the “pound” sign). To receive a link of a recording made of the call, ple[...]

December 30th, 2012 - 2:11 pm § in Misc.


GOP Message to America: Eat It! DEADLOCK: Senate Standstill… Reid: No Cuts To Social Security In Mini-Deal… Boehner: We ‘Made Every Effort’… House GOP Could Not Pass Its Own Bill… In Comes Biden… What Cliff? Obama Should Wait For Better Deal[...]

December 30th, 2012 - 1:51 pm § in Misc.


Have you met Davey Jones?? Well since I last wrote we’ve sailed the 88 miles that connect the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, had a very short port call in Egypt, the stevedores only did 300 moves. So here I am back in the Mediterranean, the weather is much nicer of course, and I should [&hellip[...]

December 30th, 2012 - 1:44 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Gloom at year’s end

Senate leaders offer dour take on ‘cliff’ talks WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Senate negotiators on the effort to prevent the government from going over the “fiscal cliff” offered a pessimistic assessment Sunday barely 24 hours before a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtua[...]