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Yusra Khogali, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Toronto, has been in the news recently for calling Prime Minister a “white supremacist terrorist.” She’s had a few other interesting things to say as well in the recent past. She asks Allah…
I love homemade doughnuts, but don’t often make them. And when I think about it, when I do make them it’s the small pieces I end up picking at and nibbling – the holes and the scraps, with interesting shapes and lots of craggy edges and crispy bits. Which is why I’ve decided that for the aforementioned reasons, and the fact that the vast majority of the population does not own a doughnut cutter, fritters are the way to go. In fact, fritters are a quick alternative to muffins, quickbreads and all manner of breakfast baking; the batter takes a few minutes to mix up, and there’s no need to preheat the oven – the fritters themselves cook in just a few minutes, not 20 or 30. I can justify most morning baked (and fried) goods. Making them saves time! When most of us think of fritters, we default to those sticky, bigger-than-doughnuts apple ones you see at coffee shops, or the corn fritters thatContinue reading
Ann Coulter writes: Way, way back, 15 long months ago, congressional Republicans didn’t have a problem with a total ban on Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Not for a mere three months like Trump’s order—but permanently, unless the director of the FBI, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence […]
I found out when I was going to comment on this video, just to say: So: fat white boy who still lives with his parents thinks communism is awesome? How is this news? More from my siteRose Parks has a lot to answer forPeople who ask how the Left can align with Islam still don’t […]
The street is roped off. The police are making diagrams and gathering shards and pieces and a very French Sergeant de Detectif is in charge. Rudge persists in calling him “captain.” Someone says to him, “Certainly this is the work of one of your French separatists.” “OH NO M’SEIU!” he replies with classic Gallic outrage. […]
David Cole writes: The night of the anti-Milo riots, I got into it on social media with a bunch of those “speech equals violence” nutcases. They bombarded me with bullshit essay after bullshit essay from reality-disconnected leftist “philosophers” to “prove” that hateful speech is no different from physical violence. So I issued a challenge, the […]
In response to the ongoing battle over the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, the oil industry and the groups it funds have started a new refrain: transporting crude oil through pipelines is safer than by “dangerous” rail.
It’s a talking point wedded to the incidents over the past several years which have seen mile-long oil trains derail and even explode, beginning with the 2013 Lac-Megantic oil-by-rail disaster in Quebec, which killed 47 people. These trains were carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin. Bakken crude may be more flammable than other crude oils and is the same oil which would travel through the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), owned by Energy Transfer Partners.
What goes unsaid, however, is that the Dakota Access pipeline actually connects to an oil-by-rail hub, also owned by Energy Transfer Partners, in Patoka, Illinois. Patoka is the end point of this pipeline, where it links to both the rail hub and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline Project (ETCOP).
Laughed out loud while watching this week’s Funny Friday.
Have a great weekend!
This squid’s eyes are for looking up and down in differing light values.
President Donald Trump’s pick to head the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, will be forced to hand over more than 3,000 emails to campaign group the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) after a district judge ordered their release.
EnergyWire has reported the state’s Attorney General’s Office has until Tuesday, February 21 to turn over the emails that had been sitting in a queue for two years after an initial open records request from CMD.
Those documents have been a rallying point for U.S. Senate Democrats who oppose the climate science denier Pruitt, who will likely receive a Senate confirmation vote tomorrow.
The request from CMD sought documents that could shed even more light on the connections between Pruitt’s Attorney General Office and the oil, gas and coal industries.
An Oklahoma legislator recently made a stir when he bluntly explained his thinking behind yet another abortion restriction: Ultimately, he said, his intent was to let men have a say. “I believe one of the breakdowns in our society…
Confession: I do not own a fondue pot. And yet there are few things better than a bunch of friends sharing a pot of gooey cheese. When people ask about my favourite food, my answer – not that I could possibly choose one thing – it would depend on the day and my mood/location/appetite and the occasion and season – is inevitably something that contains some form of melted cheese. (Most of the time.) It’s the sort of thing that elicits the most enthusiastic response when presented to a room full of people. And what’s easier to serve with beer and wine? It’s so universally loved, our annual Christmas party has a cheese theme – in no small part because I love having miscellaneous ends to nibble and turn into baked dips and mac and cheese all winter long. It’s a dream, of course, when someone requests that I take some Quebec cheeses for a spin, and ships me a box. We celebrated its arrivalContinue reading
On Feb. 3, Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz turned heads when he introduced a bill to “completely abolish” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“Today, the American people are drowning in rules and regulations promulgated by unelected bureaucrats,” Gaetz told fellow GOP lawmakers in an email reported by the Huffington Post, “and the Environmental Protection Agency has become an extraordinary offender.”
Rep. Gaetz’s bill came the day after a Senate committee voted in favor of confirming Scott Pruitt, the fossil fuel-friendly attorney general of Oklahoma who has sued the EPA 14 times, to head the agency.
And like Pruitt, Rep. Gaetz and his three fellow sponsors of H.R. 861 have all benefited from campaign donations from oil, gas, and coal companies and large electric utilities.
Gavin McInnes writes: British people understand the importance of fashion, but American men see it as some kind of gay sellout. Flip-flops and Under Armour are the uniform for most states and it makes the entire country look like a sleepover. Black men of any age are similar to Brits in that they see the […]
(This is why the movie Blue Sunshine was such a lost opportunity; a movie about delayed-reaction acid could have said so much about the long term damage done by hippie philosophies and actions…) Anyway, Scott Beauchamp writes: This lineage, traced from Stirner through Nietzsche and Foucault to modern-day emotivism, can be seen in full flower […]
Wish I’d written this! Catherine Shoard writes: This week a study by Durham University revealed that a fifth of readers have experienced characters in novels hopping off the page to accompany them in everyday life. One poor respondent described “feeling enveloped” by Mrs Dalloway, “hearing her voice and imagining her response to particular situations, such […]
The day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) the final permit it needed to build its line across Lake Oahe, which connects to the Missouri River, a natural gas liquids pipeline owned by one of the DAPL co-owners exploded and erupted in flames in Paradis, Louisiana. Paradis is located 22 miles away from New Orleans.
That line, the VP Pipeline/EP Pipeline, was purchased from Chevron in August 2016 by DAPL co-owner Phillips 66. One employee of Phillips 66 is presumed dead as a result of the explosion and two were injured.
This is a guest op-ed by Steve Wilkerson, a U.S. Army Veteran from Louisiana.
On February 8th, 2017, a retired Major General by the name of James “Spider” Marks spoke at a public hearing in Napoleonville, held by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources regarding the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
On the same day he also published an opinion article in The Advertiser that was highly misleading. It claimed that opponents to both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline are outsiders from other states. This is an interesting and hypocritical position to take, as “Spider” Marks himself lives in Virginia and is neither a native Louisianan, nor is he a resident of Louisiana; yet here he is involving himself and meddling in the affairs of our state.
When President Donald Trump signed executive orders pushing for the approval and expedited review of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, an oil industry-funded think tank put out an interesting comment supporting the move in a press release:
“I believe that Canada is the largest supplier of foreign oil to the United States,” said Christopher Essex at the University of Western Ontario, on behalf of the climate change–denying Heartland Institute. “It gets there in part via huge dirty dangerously flammable trains of oil-bearing tank cars.”
But why was Heartland, which has received large amounts of funding from ExxonMobil, championing oil pipelines while highlighting the risks of oil trains?
The fossil fuel industry’s effort to “start winning hearts and minds” arrived at a Baptist church in North Carolina recently in the form of three $1,500 scholarships for local high school students and a talk by Hubbel Relat, a Fueling US Forward representative, at a summit hosted by the Roanoke Valley Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The $1,500 scholarships, which local news reports said were aimed to help the students pursue careers in the energy industry, were a part of a broader effort by Fueling US Forward to tout the “positives” of fossil fuels and to bring that message specifically to black communities.
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Today on the podcast I have a longtime good friend and occasional guy I look to for advice (when he’s somewhere in the world with wifi and can answer my emails), Jonathan Goodman. In this podcast, Jon and I talk about business stuff, the training industry, his world travels, the value of experience over things,…… Read More
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Political deep integration continues apace. The Liberal government is in the process of passing an extraordinary piece of legislation, C-23, which effectively cedes Canadian sovereignty to US border officials. Under this Bill, expected to pass shortly, Canadians can be…
Steve Sailer writes: Reading “Orientalism” almost four decades later, it’s striking how useless it has been for helping anyone understand the Middle East. That was Said’s intention. Knowledge is power, he believed, so he wanted Westerners to be more ignorant about his homeland in order that they would have less power over it. No one […]
A Taki’s-eye view of the situation in Europe: When a woman in the second row was spotted fully covered at the Paris Opera House last year, the singers went on strike. She and her escort from the Gulf left and there was a five-minute ovation for the strikers. (…) The fear of insulting Islam has […]
From the Annals of Junk Food Fundraising I bring you this gem from Sudbury’s Health Sciences North Foundation. Buy a half dozen Dairy Queen Blizzard cupcakes for $15 and the hospital’s cardiac programs will receive $2.
Just in case you want to take the position that you’d be buying them anyhow, looking to Health Science North Foundation’s Facebook page you’ll see their encouragement to buy them
that you should
Remember too, you can’t buy just one, you need to buy a half dozen, and each and every one packs 240 calories along with 5 teaspoons of sugar.
That hospitals and their Foundations are comfortably shilling half a dozen cupcakes in return for $2 isn’t so much reflective of incompetence but more that junk food fundraising is so normalized that no one bothers giving it a second thought.
And it’s not as if this sort of fundraising can’t be done right. Also for heart month, last week my inbox saw this initiative from Roots and Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF). Buy a Roots toque for $26 and $10 will go back to the HSF. Buy a $10 bracelet and $5 goes back to the HSF.
[Thanks to RD Ashley Hurley for alerting me to the cupcake campaign]
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will join the Prime Minister in Strasbourg, France, on February 16, 2017, for his historic address to the European Parliament.
Minister Joly to Speak at National Flag of Canada Day Celebrations
Sexual health is an important part of good overall health. This year, from February 12-18, Canada recognizes Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week.
On February 13 environmental advocates urged Louisiana agencies to deny permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline at a press conference in front of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) office in Baton Rouge.
Five days earlier, a Phillips 66 natural gas pipeline in Paradis, Louisiana, exploded, killing one worker and injuring two. The explosion occurred one night after the Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held a public permit hearing for the Bayou Bridge oil pipeline at a community center in Napoleonville, Louisiana.
Vancouver, B.C. – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be making an announcement on how the Government of Canada will help strengthen the Coast Guard’s on-the-scene capacity during marine pollution incidents.