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Crime

Catholic Priests Keep Saying They Forgot About Sex Abuse

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

They seem to be the only people who cannot keep track of this crisis.

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Comedy

Steve Carrell and an ‘Office’ Creator Are Turning Trump’s Space Force into a Show

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

The Netflix series is called, naturally, ‘Space Force.’

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Canada

Canada’s Minister of Public Security Admits Right-Wing Extremist Groups Are a Threat

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

With neo-fascism and white supremacist movements gaining popularity in the country, Ralph Goodale is calling for tolerance.

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Conspiracies

D.B. Cooper Is Tommy Wiseau, and Other Nontoxic Conspiracy Theories

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Instead of going down a QAnon rabbit hole, why not read up on why Finland is fake?

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Entertainment

William Jackson Harper On Why His Role on ‘The Good Place’ Is Unique in Television

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Harper who plays Chidi says Hollywood still doesn’t cast dark-skinned actors like himself in leading romantic roles.

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General

We Made a Dildo with Aldi’s 3D Printer

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Artisanal dildo makers just got a hot new rival.

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Liberal Candidate Karen Wang* Leaves Burnaby South Byelection After Racist Comments Against Jagmeet Singh!

Posted January 16, 2019 by leftdog

There is NEVER room for racist attacks or racial valuations in Canadian politics! It’s appropriate that the Liberal Candidate has withdrawn her candidacy in this key byelection!Press Progress* =typo corrected.

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Culture

Conan O’Brien Wants You to Know That Nothing Matters and You’re Going to Die

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

“Eventually, all our graves go unattended.”

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Art

The Vancouver Couple Bringing Japanese Bondage to Art Classes

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

This kinbaku dojo teaches rope tying, hosts life drawing nights, and sparks conversation around consent.

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Film

Lac-Mégantic Mayor Calls Out ‘Bird Box’ for Using Rail Disaster Footage

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ and a sci-fi show called ‘Travelers’ used footage of the Lac-Mégantic disaster, which claimed 47 lives in 2013.

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General

Democrats’ Attacks on AOC Are Silly and Self-Defeating

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t a bomb-thrower, she’s a rising star who is picking her battles and who looks more and more like the future of their party.

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Virginia Air Board Member Who Approved a Controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit Has Links to a Dominion Gas Partner

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

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Protest against Atlantic Coast pipeline outside a 2015 Dominion shareholder meeting

A member of a Virginia state permitting board who last week approved a highly controversial certification for Dominion’s planned Atlantic Coast pipeline has business ties to a company currently collaborating with Dominion on a related gas project, DeSmog has found.

William (Trip) Ferguson joined three other Air Pollution Control Board members to unanimously approve a permit for Dominion’s Buckingham compressor station. The planned station, which will propel the natural gas as it moves through the 600-mile interstate pipeline, will be built in Union Hill, a largely African-American community settled by free blacks and emancipated slaves after the Civil War.

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Sustainable development’s big data revolution

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Sriganesh Lokanathan (right) and Yashothata Shanmugarajah discuss insights on economic activity as inferred from the analyses of big data from mobile networks in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo: LIRNEasia)

In Sri Lanka, researchers are examining how bi…

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Help us choose the March/April 2019 Canadian Geographic cover!

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Help us choose the cover of our upcoming issue of Canadian Geographic. Vote Now!
And don’t forget to sign up to always be notified by email when covers are being voted on!

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The endangered species hiding in plain sight

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Aerial view of Ontario patchwork farmland

The highly fragmented southern Ontario landscape of isolated woodlots, suburbs and farms harbours many endangered plant species. (Photo: Paul Hamilton)

I’m standing in a thick riverside forest underneath a huge willow tree, surrounded by a group of green dragons. It has finally stopped raining, but the vegetation is still wet and glistening. I’m explaining to a young high school student that the green dragon is one of Canada’s plant species at risk, a cousin of the common jack-in-the-pulpit. She is trying desperately to ignore the mosquito perched on her nose, but finally can take it no longer. She smacks the mosquito, and starts laughing.

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#589 Making that first foot print in fresh snow

Posted January 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Peek outside on a snowy afternoon and the world moves in slow motion. Jumbo flakes float to the ground and coat your cracked sidewalks and patchy lawns in a thin blanket of bright white. Winds whisper through the willows as you strap your boots on and bundle up to head outside. Making those first fresh footprints […]

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Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Faces Senate Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Posted January 15, 2019 by Sharon Kelly

Read time: 9 mins

Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief — and now Trump cabinet nominee — Andrew Wheeler heads into Senate confirmation hearings at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history has left the EPA mostly shuttered.

Wheeler, a former coal, petrochemical, and LNG (liquefied natural gas) lobbyist, has run America’s top environmental agency since ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigned this summer under at least a dozen internal investigations.

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Justin Trudeau delivers remarks to supporters in St. Catharines and Sherbrooke

Posted January 15, 2019 by Liberal Party of Canada

St. Catharines, ON – Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will deliver remarks to supporters at open Liberal fundraising events in St. Catharines, ON, and Sherbrooke, QC, on January 16, 2019. The Liberal Party of Canada has committed to the strongest standards in federal politics for openness and transparency with political fundraising […]

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Top Oil Lobbyist Wants Government Open to Keep Rolling Back Environmental Rules

Posted January 15, 2019 by Anonymous

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A sign indicating the Freer and Sackler art galleries and other Smithsonian museums are closed during the January 2019 government shutdown.

Although the partial U.S. government shutdown, now marching into its fourth week, isn’t hurting the oil and gas industry, according to Mike Sommers, the head of the American Petroleum Institute (API) says he wants the shutdown to end so that the Trump administration can get back to actively helping the industry by meeting federal deadlines for rolling back environmental regulations. 

Nevertheless, there are signs the Trump administration is still at work on that fossil fuel-friendly agenda in some places, such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), despite the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

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Crunchy Dill Chickpea Pancakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Posted January 15, 2019 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

How is 2019 treating you so far? Scrolling through Instagram would have me believe that we’re all killin’ this New Year thing, but something tells me I’m probably not seeing the less than stellar starts to the year. I know ours was nothing like we expected. Emotionally draining to say the least, and I had […]

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Meet the Canadian explorer who just completed the Seven Summits

Posted January 15, 2019 by Anonymous

Laval St. Germain with RCGS flag on Mount Vinson

Laval St. Germain displays the flag of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on the summit of Antarctica’s Mount Vinson, Dec. 31, 2018. (Photo: Laval St. Germain)

He is the first Canadian to have climbed Mount Everest without oxygen. He’s rowed solo across the North Atlantic, from Canada to France. He’s climbed Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan — and the highest peaks in 18 other countries. And as of a couple of weeks ago, Laval St. Germain has another exploration milestone to add to his impressive resume: the Seven Summits. 

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Jagmeet Singh Is Not Ready For Prime Time Politics In Canada ….

Posted January 15, 2019 by leftdog

“During an appearance on the political show CTV Question Period, Singh appeared to be unaware of a news story that made a lot of headlines last week. Singh was asked how he would respond, if elected prime minister, to the recent statement by China’s Canadian ambassador Lu Shaye, that Canada and its Western allies’ calls for the release of two Canadians detained in China is rooted in ‘white supremacy.’

“Sorry, who accused who of white supremacy?” Singh asked his interviewer. He later told the Toronto Star he didn’t hear the initial question. Host Evan Solomon repeated it in full and asked how Singh would have responded if he were prime minister. “I don’t know if there is any evidence of that suggestion,” Singh said, then quickly pivoted to talking about U.S. President Donald Trump. Global News

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#590 Wearing a sweatshirt from the store that hasn’t been washed yet

Posted January 15, 2019 by Anonymous

Feel that fuzz. Yes, when you toss on a brand new sweatshirt just smile and enjoy the smooth silky softness rubbing against your skin. There are no lint balls, fraying sleeves, or crinkled tags scratching at your neck. It’s just the cottony soft freshness of a brand new friend. Of course, we both know the […]

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Spend your summer with LPC

Posted January 14, 2019 by Liberal Party of Canada

Applications for the 2019 Liberal Internship Program are now open!

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On Dr. Jordan Peterson: The True And Real Story

Posted January 14, 2019 by bigcitylib

He’s a con artist.  He’s got a book, he’s got a speaking tour, and when’s he’s not flogging the book he’s flogging his daughter’s all meat diet to get his army of fan-boys Manly for the next battle in the Culture Wars.  Real intellectual…

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Because Finding Them Now Is Too Difficult? PepsiCo Launches Mobile, Self-Driving, Health-Washing, Vending Machines

Posted January 14, 2019 by Yoni Freedhoff

Caught this the other day.

PepsiCo has partnered with the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, California to launch mobile vending machines that, at least according to PepsiCo, deliver “healthier” snacks to college students by way of a smartphone app.

Peeking at the launch video one can see that the “healthier” snacks include Pure Leaf Lemon Flavor tea (with its > 10 teaspoons (41g) of added sugar), and an assortment of baked chips (which generally have marginally fewer calories but are otherwise comparable to their fully fried brethren).

Because no doubt it’s tough these days for college students in in California to find junk food. I mean before Snackbots, they actually had to walk to buy some.

I wonder how much money the University of the Pacific is reaping from PepsiCo in return for feeding up their students and in so doing, helping to market sugar water and baked chips as “healthier“?

        
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#591 Sitting on your perfectly made bed and admiring your work after cleaning your room

Posted January 14, 2019 by Anonymous

Once again your room is at the top of its game. No more tripping on crumpled jeans flowers on your way to the light switch. No more grabbing random sweaters off your desk only to notice streaky mustard stains later in the day. Nope, no more dust bunnies, no more dried-out pudding cups, and no […]

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#592 Your mom’s homemade scrambled eggs

Posted January 13, 2019 by Anonymous

Everyone’s mom’s are a little bit different. But your mom’s are the best. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Twitter —

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Liberals nominate Shaun Tanaka as new Team Trudeau candidate for York—Simcoe

Posted January 12, 2019 by Liberal Party of Canada

Keswick, ON –  Liberals in York—Simcoe have nominated Shaun Tanaka, a devoted community leader, educator, and mother of two, as the official Team Trudeau candidate in the upcoming federal by-election. “Shaun Tanaka knocked on thousands of doors as the Liberal candidate for York—Simcoe in 2015, and we are very proud to welcome her to Team […]

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Warning: A ‘Shrinking Window’ of Usable Groundwater — and the Oil and Gas Industry Isn’t Helping

Posted January 12, 2019 by guest

Read time: 7 mins

Produced water storage tanks in the Marcellus Shale

By Tara Lohan, the Revelator. Originally posted on The Revelator.

New analysis reveals that we have much less water in our aquifers than we previously thought — and the oil and gas industry could put that at even greater risk.

We’re living beyond our means when it comes to groundwater. That’s probably not news to everyone, but new research suggests that, deep underground in a number of key aquifers in some parts of the United States, we may have much less water than previously thought.

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#593 Laughing at somebody else’s drivers license photo

Posted January 12, 2019 by Anonymous

If your friend’s paying for lunch and you accidentally make eye contact with the shiny, mullet-draped face staring at you from her wallet, then it’s time to laugh and peel out your pimply, glasses-covered driver’s license photo as payment. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram —

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Isle de Jean Charles Tribe Turns Down Funds to Relocate First US ‘Climate Refugees’ as Louisiana Buys Land Anyway

Posted January 11, 2019 by Julie Dermansky

Read time: 13 mins

Aerial view of Isle de Jean Charles

The announcement that the State of Louisiana had purchased land for a resettlement project spearheaded by the Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe (IDJC) reached the Tribe’s executive secretary, Chantel Comardelle, via an emailed press release. The news hit her like a slap in the face.

Despite being involved with the project from the beginning, she received no direct notification. She assumed the State hadn’t told IDJC Tribe Chief Albert Naquin directly either and relayed the news to him. Both took offense for not being notified directly.

The way Comardelle received the news is indicative of why the IDJC Tribe recently told the federal government, which is funding the move of America’s so-called first “climate change refugees,” that the tribal community is turning down the $48 million federal offer and withdrawing from the State’s Isle de Jean Charles resettlement project.

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We’re making our fresh water salty by massively changing the landscape

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Salt from human activities is polluting our freshwater resources

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Zombies in Antarctica – Isolated researchers enter ‘psychological hibernation’

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Overwintering in Antarctica puts people into a ‘psychological hibernation’

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Viruses that kill superbugs could save lives when antibiotics don’t work

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Can we fight superbugs with viruses?

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Blue pigment found on a medieval woman’s teeth suggests she was a skilled, literate artist

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Dental plaque key to understanding women’s role in the creation of medieval manuscripts

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A genetically modified houseplant could suck up dangerous indoor air pollution

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

This genetically modified houseplant can suck up indoor air pollution

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For every exoplanet we see transiting a star, how many go unseen?

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

There are many more planet we don’t see, than ones we see transiting.

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#594 When your windshield wipers match the beats of the song you’re listening to

Posted January 11, 2019 by Anonymous

Cruising home from a friend’s place, driving the kids to school, rolling home on the highway, you smile softly and focus on the road as your head bops to the stereo. Suddenly clouds cover the sky, the air gets heavy, and big drops start pitter-pattering your windshield. Snare drum staccatos fill your car’s cabin and […]

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