Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]
But she chose not to, and she told us the behind-the-scenes factors that led to her unfortunate elimination.
Allegedly to evade government eavesdropping.
A new disclosure by Dominion shows that a long-time employee for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now lobbying for the controversial Atlantic Coast pipeline (ACP).
Laura Vaught is Dominion’s Federal Affairs Policy Advisor, a position she began in March 2017.
From the BYOB curry house to the dinner party that is definitely just an excuse to do a bucket of drugs.
Have an hour and bit this weekend? Spend it listening to the podcast Sickboy who interviewed friend and one of our office’s former RD’s, 37 year old Candace Reid, whose husband Layton (whose brilliant letter to his metastases I published as a guest post on this blog last September) died this January, on life Newly Widowed.
Carol Cowan-Levine in The Walrus on the failure of Canada’s healthcare system and the death of her daughter by suicide.
Catherine Porter in The New York Times on the living wake and medically assisted death of John Shields.
A magazine which is in itself a lie.
Henry realizes teaching isn’t for him after assisting Olive, and getting mobbed by a whole bunch of “tiny, younger folks.”
Look upon it and despair.
“America will always stand with our partners against terrorism and the ideology that fuels it.”
Buy low, sell high. It’s a maxim taught to stock traders from day one and one which Anadarko Petroleum’s upper-level management seems to have taken to heart in the aftermath of the April gas line explosion that blew up a Colorado home, leaving two dead and one badly injured.
Since the explosion, five members sitting on either Anadarko’s board of directors or executive officer team have purchased a combined $2.6 million worth of company stock, totaling over 46,700 shares, according to data on InsiderInsights.com and first reported by investor analyst site SeekingAlpha.com. Anadarko’s stock price has fallen nearly $10 per share since the April 17 blast.
However, the trouble may have just begun for the Texas-based company at the center of Colorado’s hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) boom. On May 25, an Anadarko oil well exploded just a few miles from the mid-April gas line explosion site. That incident, also in Firestone, Colorado, left one dead and three others injured.
Are we sure Australia was the penal colony?
Look at me, posting something not sweet! Something you may already know about me: I love homemade falafel, all crispy and warm, straight from the pan. It occurred to me that a kind of amalgamation between fish cake and falafel might be possible, and it turns out salmon gets along brilliantly with chickpeas (doesn’t everything?) and adds a meaty richness to the already delicious falafel. It’s a match made in frying pan heaven. I don’t know what else to say about these except that you should probably make them as soon as possible, if you’re a fan of both – they make tasty little-kid finger food, work as an appetizer, or can be stuffed into soft pitas the traditional way, and loaded with chopped tomato, cilantro and garlicky tzatziki. (I like to flatten the traditional falafel balls slightly, to make crunchy raggedy edges.) They’re also delicious with all manner of aioli, or just plain, eating with fingers straight from the pan.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has joined with attorneys general from California, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, and Washington in calling for limits on the volatility of crude oil transported by rail. The failure of federal regulators and Congress to address this known safety issue has led Schneiderman to continue to pressure regulators on it.
“Looking for a white moose is like looking for an alien,” Gerard Gale remembers thinking to himself on the evening of May 22. The Newfoundland-based photographer had gone out for a drive with the intention of taking pictures of the sunset, but with the quiet hope of finding the elusive white moose that had been spotted in the area before.
Matthew Continetti writes: Chuck Klosterman asks, “What if the feeling we like to call ‘nostalgia’ is simply the byproduct of accidental repetition?” He has listened to Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark at the Moon “more than all the other Ozzy solo albums combined,” he says, for the sole reason that “I had only six cassettes” as a […]
The world seen through a child’s eyes can be beautiful and unexpected. So, it stands to reason that the maps they create would be just as fascinating.
The International Cartographic Association has been holding a bi-annual children’s map drawing contest for the past 24 years. The kids submit themed-maps which are then displayed and judged at the International Cartographic Association conference held that year.
As a father of three, today’s Funny Friday sure was familiar.
Have a great weekend!
The answer is no, dogs, cats, horses, cows and primates have different blood types as well.
Energy drinks could result in giving you more than just wings
Fighting climate change, creating good middle class jobs, and leaving a healthier planet for our children and grandchildren is up to all of us.
We can’t risk returning to Harper era policies – show your support to continue real progress to protect our environment:
This is a guest post by David Pomerantz crossposted from Energy and Policy Institute
The Nevada Assembly passed a bill yesterday that would dramatically increase the growth of renewable energy in the state, but Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and major donor to Donald Trump, is attempting to prevent the bill from becoming law.
The bill, AB 206, would ensure that Nevada gets 80 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040. AB 206 passed the Assembly with bipartisan support by a margin of 30 to 12, but it must now pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Next week I’ll be heading back to the old country of British Columbia to visit my parents, and as the wifi connection in the mountains is less than stellar, I’ll only have internet when I can wrestle the cable away from the bears. You might not believe it but black bears are all about them…… Read More
By Chuck BlackThe Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has issued another in a series of mostly expected announcements of opportunity (AO) for new programs funded under its longstanding Space Technology Development P…
It was already too late in 1974, when Death Wish producers were forced to change muggers who raped Bronson’s characters wife and daughter from black males to white, so as not to be called “racist” (…) Adding to the queasiness of the scene are the performances of the three scary-looking actors who played the attackers. […]
If the climate continues to warm over the next two decades, southern Quebec wineries may be growing more of the European grapes – think pinot noir and chardonnay – than the province’s harsh winters typically allow.
Grape vines in Quebec are limited by length of frost season, winter temperatures and annual growing days – as such, most of the grapes produced in Quebec are hybrids, which are hard to compare against non-hybrids on the international market.
Gavin McInnes writes: The white-supremacist deaths are around the “death from spider bites” level. There was Klansman Frazier Glenn Miller, who hated Jews so much he shot three men in an old-folks’ home he assumed were Jewish. There’s also that guy who came to NYC to kill blacks and got one. Finally, we have the […]
Make your backyard a twinkly retreat with some quick and simple ideas using string lights! – – – – – – This post has been sponsored by Wayfair Canada! But as always all thoughts, ideas, opinions and such are my own. One of the nicest things about summer nights, is being able to sit out on the deck under all of our twinkly lights. There’s just something so pretty about the light they cast…it almost feels as if we’re sitting in our own little fairy garden. The best thing about using string lights for lighting is how easy they are to hang. Pretty much anywhere you would like them, you can hang them. My favourite though, is to drape them along sort of droopy looking, as opposed to a straight line. Last summer I put together the easiest patio light project and I still love it SO much. Above is a picture of the lights strung around our deck space, hung from wooden poles on each of the corners. I used to just go out and sit there under all the lights. Pretty pretty pretty. This year I’ve added more string lights, but this time I have draped them all […]
What’s crunchy, full of protein and more sustainable to farm than chickens? Crickets, of course! Tucking into a big bowl of these chirping grasshopper-relatives might sound like an episode of Fear Factor, but researchers from the University of Copenhagen say that cricket farming could be a nutritious solution to lowering the environmental impacts of food production.