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Lady Gaga in 'Carpool Karaoke' slays beyond all expectations
There was no way a Lady Gaga-James Corden carpool karaoke session could disappoint, and it most certainly does not. The two deliver a positively soulful performance, but it's the chat in between the tunes that makes this one truly exceptional. SEE ALSO: Listen to Lady Gaga's ludicrously catchy new song, 'A-YO' For example, who knew that Gaga owns around 400 pieces of the late Michael Jackson's cl
Those Facebook lives from space are fake AF
UPDATE: Oct. 26, 2016, 3:18 p.m. BST A NASA spokesman denied to Mashable that the feed was accurate. There is no spacewalk being conducted outside the International Space Station today. A Facebook Live video allegedly showing a live feed of the International Space Station (ISS) is going viral on social media though there are several doubts on its authenticity. The alleged live footage was posted
School evacuated due to radioactive uranium
Authorities were left shocked when a rock on display in a classroom turned out to be a lump of uranium. The discovery was made in Austria by antinucle...
Giant halos spotted around distant quasars
The discovery has the potential to challenge what we currently know of how early galaxies formed. Quasars are highly luminous, energetic and distant a...
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The fetishisation of work is making us miserable. Let’s learn to live again | Anna Coote
Long hours and poor pay are wreaking havoc on our lives. Rather than fixating on growth, if we restructured the working week it would allow people to flourish Mounting pressures at work are taking a heavy toll on life at home . Employees say their bosses want them to put job before family, and many are expected to be on call around the clock. More than one in four say they work longer hours than t
The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on His 1995 Song “Cubs in Five”
It’s 2016. The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945 , and are preparing to do to the Cleveland Indians what they’ve done to everybody else who’s gotten in their way this year: defeat them, expertly and methodically, relying on a pitching staff that sports the league’s best combined ERA, Game 1 loss or no. If you’ve been following the Cubs for a while, this is, if not
Nation Unsure It Can Tolerate Thirteen More Days of Rudy Giuliani
NEW YORK ( The Borowitz Report )—With thirteen days until his scheduled return to oblivion, many Americans are unsure if they can tolerate that much additional exposure to Rudy Giuliani, a leading psychologist said on Wednesday. See the rest of the story at Related: Afternoon Cartoon: Wednesday, October 26th Trump-Pence 2016: On the Campaign Bus How the Democrats Became the Party of
Candice Brown takes Great British Bake Off crown
‘I can’t stop smiling,’ says PE teacher after winning final with delights like a pavlova worthy of a Paul Hollywood handshake “You can’t out-Candice Candice,” said Jane Beedle halfway through the meringue round of the Great British Bake Off final, looking worriedly at her fellow contestant’s reliably opulent confection. It turned out she was quite right. It was perfect pastry and a love of lavish
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Some Alien Worlds Could Have 'Too Much' Water for Life
Liquid water is essential for life as we know it — but too much water could stop the evolution of complex lifeforms in its tracks.
Tokyo Comic-Con Bans Men From Cosplaying As Women Characters
This December, the Tokyo Comic-Con kicks off. The event should be similar to its San Diego counterpart, attracting celebrity guests and hordes of cosplayers. However, at the Tokyo event, there’s a significant difference: Men cannot cosplay in women’s clothing. Read more...
Breakthrough Listen to search for intelligent life around weird star
Tabby's star has provoked so much excitement over the past year, with speculation that it hosts a highly advanced civilization capable of building orbiting megastructures to capture the star's energy, that UC Berkeley's Breakthrough Listen project is devoting hours of time on the Green Bank radio telescope to see if it can detect any signals from intelligent extraterrestrials.
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Niall Horan Performs 'This Town'!
The superstar singer from One Direction made his American TV solo debut with a performance of his #1 song! From: TheEllenShow
Microsoft's Surface PC event in under 9 minutes
At the Microsoft event in New York City, the company announced a Surface Book PC, new Paint 3D app, updated Surface Book, and more. Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: R
Never Have I Ever with Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick
Ellen was joined by the diverse trio of stars for a surprising game of "Never Have I Ever"! From: TheEllenShow
Night of the Slasher
A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who lures a masked killer by committing horror movie sins. Buy the song "Dying For Love" OSCAR® QUALIFIED 160 FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 40 AWARD WINS Twitter: Facebook: Website: Written and Directed by Shant Hamassian
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THE ENVIRONMENTALIST27 unread articles  //  actions

Oilfield Wastewater Used to Grow Food in California May Contain Toxins
Chemicals present include 16 the state classifies as carcinogens or reproductive toxicants, says EWG report
Two Years After the Colorado Pulse Flow — An Abundance of Life
Birds, plants, and groundwater continue to benefit from pilot effort to revive the Colorado River delta, says report
Looking to Nature in the Search for Global Soil Solutions
Ray of Hope Prize winners mimic Andean nurse plant to help restore depleted soils
Make Room for Youth at the Table
Young folks are thinking outside the box and building a broader, diverse, and thriving environmental movement
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THE CORBETT REPORT34 unread articles  //  actions

Interview 1221 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato
[audio mp3=""][/audio] This week on the New World Next Week: the green Chicken Littles continue with their enviro doom porn; a Newsweek journo is caught fingering US intel in Putin-Trump conspiracy story; and Americans fear their government more than anything else.
Reef Doom, Media Conspiracy, American Fear – New World Next Week
This week on the New World Next Week: the green Chicken Littles continue with their enviro doom porn; a Newsweek journo is caught fingering US intel in Putin-Trump conspiracy story; and Americans fear their government more than anything else.
From Anthrax to Iraq with Robbie Martin
Robbie Martin of joins us to talk about his research into the anthrax attacks of 2001. We discuss how false information claiming an Iraqi link to the attacks was sowed via the mainstream media and how the story largely disappeared when the anthrax traced back to the US government's own bioweapons labs. We also update the case and talk about some of the legitimate suspects in
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A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE9 unread articles  //  actions

Boxes of Blue Book Material on Craig's List
Ben Moss and Tony Angiola are probably annoyed with me for sticking my nose into this Socorro investigation. As I have explained, they made some very interesting comments during my radio show and I believed those comments deserved some follow up. That has been the point of several of the postings here. It truly is a descent into the minutia of the case but it has been sort of fun for me, though m
Rob McConnell Interviews Tom Carey
Rob McConnell, on the X-Zone Broadcast Network interviewed Tom Carey about the Roswell Slides, and Carey said some very interesting things. You can hear the interview here: Tom Carey We learn from Carey (at about 04:15 into the interview) that it was Joe Beason who contacted him after Beason had attempted to interest Stan Friedman in the slides. Friedma
The Socorro Symbol - Resolved?
For the last several weeks I have been looking into the symbol that Lonnie Zamora saw on the side of the object he reported. (Note to all: I am not suggesting anything other than Zamora saw an object with a symbol on it. I am not drawing any conclusions about that object’s origin). During the research, I have found a variety of documents, I have received assistance from a variety of investigators
The Socorro Symbols - Redux
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Ben Moss and Tony Angiola on the radio version of this blog. At the time they said a couple of things that I attempted to follow up on while we were on the air but didn’t get good answers. In the weeks that followed, I again tried to get more information and now have some of that. Ben Moss sent me a DVD copy of their presentation at the recent MUFON Symposium i
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‘Black Lives Matter has a plantation mentality’ --Elaine Brown
There was a time, just a few decades ago, when "organizing" meant actual self-generated community self-defence and reparation programs, headed by an independent political party, and the language was not in any way polluted by "critical race theory" mush. I say do it or don't do it but stop asking the occupying government to do it, and stop "organizing" the asking of the master to be more
Harmful Idiocy Syndrome (definition)
Harmful idiocy syndrome is a widespread disease that affects many political commentators. There are several pathogenic and environmental causes. "Zero-tolerance" dogma is a main pathogen, whether applied to speech, social behaviour, political organizing, risk abatement, violence used in actual self-defence, or state violence in defending state sovereignty against a murderous attacker or
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ALLEN L ROLAND'S WEBLOG4 unread articles  //  actions

Amy Goodman Speaks Truth To Power Defending Our 1st Amendment Rights
Amy Goodman reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. (image: Democracy Now ! "Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action " ~ Julian Bond "The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government…We have to protect all journalists
The King Is Dead But Arnold Palmer Legend Lives On
Arnold Palmer with ever present cigarette tossing ball to his caddy on practice tee. Arnold Palmer was my hero in the 1960's for his swashbuckling style of play and willingness to take risks on the golf course endeared him to millions, including myself, who saw him as the king of the links and a man of the people. His passing on at 87 years old leaves golf with an unfillable void for he brought a
From The Sublime To The Ridiculous / Sf Giants Dynasty Unravels With A Whimper
The Dynasty is over for the 2016 Giants who won the world Championship in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and were three outs from another playoff elimination game win over the Chicago Cubs on October 11th, a day after a sublime come from behind win against the Cubs. Then the piano fell on their collective heads as manager Bruce Bochy obviously over managed his team, killing the momentum by replacing Matt Mo
The Debate We Should Have ~ Trump , Stein And Clinton
The true progressive voice that should be heard in the 2016 sham Presidential debates is Jill Stein who through the magic of video and the assistance of Amy Goodman joins the debates as the only true progressive and anti-establishment voice of the people and instead of throwing mud offers concrete political proposals and solutions versus the political posturing of a deeply tarnished Clinton and t
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AMUSED CYNICISM3 unread articles  //  actions

Hillary versus Donald
Scott Alexander compares Hillary Clinton with Donald Trump : Which of the candidates in this election are millennarian? If Sanders were still in, I’d say fine, he qualifies. If Stein were in, same, no contest. But Hillary? The left and right both critique Hillary the same way. She’s too in bed with the system. Corporations love her. Politicians love her. All she wants to do is make little tweaks
Infogalactic, a fork of Wikipedia
Alt-right blogger Vox Day has launched Infogalactic , a fork of Wikipedia , in order to correct what he sees as the left-wing bias of Wikipedia. This is something I take an interest in because some time ago I launched my own fork of Wikipedia, Includipedia (which failed due to inadequate execution). Will Infogalactic succeed? If it confines itself to promoting a more right-wing point of view to W
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UK Guardian interview Albert Woodfox: ‘I choose to use my anger as a means for changing things’
RELATED: Albert Woodfox and Robert King's European Tour in November A new UK Guardian article written by Rowan Moore features an interview with Albert Woodfox, where he reflects upon life after release, among other things. An excerpt is featured below, but you can read the full article here. It was, he says, “so disappointing when I got out to find that conditions when I left 45 years ago are sti
Albert Woodfox & Robert King's European Freedom Tour in November
Announcing Albert Woodfox & Robert King's European Freedom Tour Events - November 2016 The International Angola 3 Coalition is delighted to announce the first European visit from Albert Woodfox in November 2016. Albert Woodfox (the last remaining member of the Angola 3 to be freed from prison in Louisiana, USA in February this year after 43 years in solitary confinement) and Robert King (released
Victoria Law, The Nation: These Women Are Demanding a Voice in the Criminal Justice Conversation
( PHOTO: The Council at Cucho's Justice Center in Los Angeles. ) Check out this new article by author and longtime prison activist Victoria Law , entitled: These Women Are Demanding a Voice in the Criminal Justice Conversation "The movement to reform the criminal justice system is still dominated by men and politicians. This group of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women is changing that."
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i look forward to the day when no one wears a fitbit anymore
What did people do before Fitbit? Without their adorable little bracelets, how did they get enough exercise? Never mind that, how did they manage to live?? All those lonely, barren years, decade upon decade, people running, swimming, cycling, lifting, walking -- without a Fitbit. Can you imagine? It breaks my heart just thinking about it. Pre-Fitbit, I often didn't know if people were exercising a
what i'm reading: born to run by bruce springsteen
This is a run-don't-walk review. Fans of Bruce Springsteen: run to find a copy of The Boss' memoirs, Born to Run . This book was seven years in the making, and (like Chrissie Hynde's and Patti Smith's memoirs) written by the artist himself. It is by turns hilarious and heart-wrenching, poignant and gripping, and always profoundly insightful and a joy to read. Springsteen is an intellectual -- a m
it is designed to break your heart
In between my infrequent posts, the Red Sox's postseason came and went. As Basil Fawlty says, blink and you missed it. It was a strange baseball season for Sox fans. In late June, it looked like another lost cause, and I drifted away, preferring binge-watching on Netflix to sitting through loss after loss. Then suddenly it all looked so possible. Boston got hot, Baltimore faded away. Forget about
war resister ryan johnson needs our help
Our friend Ryan Johnson, a war resister, is now in military prison. Ryan and his partner Jenna Johnson lived in Canada for more than 11 years. After running out of court challenges, and exhausted from living in limbo for more than a decade, the Johnsons returned to California, and Ryan turned himself in. Ryan was court martialed, sentenced to 10 months in military prison, and given a bad-conduct
thank you, david ortiz!
thank you, vin scully!
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CHERCHEZ LA VERITE4 unread articles  //  actions

You won't learn this from the so-called mainstream media. "Russia has a sufficient nuclear arsenal capable of inflicting a deadly blow on the United States. Washington recognizes this as well." "the State Department’s statement was immediately followed by the Pentagon's announcement that it is ready to launch a preventative nuclear strike on Russia." Thank goodness that Putin does not want a war with the US. But "we don’t know what choice Washington will make."
Following the president of the Russian Federation’s decree on suspending Russia’s compliance with agreements with the US on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium and the submission of the corresponding bill to the State Duma, disputes have begun in the media on whether this is connected to the rupture of the Syria deal. The second stumbling block is a question: Why is Russia, having known that
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The Cons mini-referendum
This summer the Conservative Party Caucus had themselves a mini-referendum about having a referendum about electoral reform. ERRE Committee vice-chair Scott Reid held a presser about it last Friday and was very pleased to announce a 90.6% approval rating from the 81,389 returned responses. Sure, the ballot only went out to 59 ridings held by Con MPs and allowed 4 responses per household, but stil
Electoral Reform for Dummies - that would be us.
Well that was then. Today some sixteen months later, having attended exactly zero electoral reform committee road meetings or community-based townhalls these past few weeks, our legacy media is jointly suggesting Trudeau throw in the towel. Susan Delacourt : Time for Trudeau to cut his losses on electoral reform "Mayrand just gave the Liberals a face-saving excuse. They should take it." Ms Delaco
Referendumpster fire
CPC MP and ERRE committee member Scott Reid held a presser today to lay out the CPC position on electoral reform : No referendum, no Consent to electoral reform. Mr Reid cites the results of a householder CPC MPs sent to their constituents. Shocker : 90.6% of them voted for a referendum. Wikipedia : "In Canadian politics, a Ten Percenter is a party political flyer that MPs have the right to mail
Does this poll make my electoral ass look big?
Apparently half of NDP voter respondents are either very or somewhat satisfied with our current First Past the Post electoral system - really? - but 71% of them are definitely or probably in favour of a referendum. Does this seem at all likely to you? On Sept 28 I attended the travelling public Electoral Reform Committee in Vancouver. One of the witnesses was Mario Canseco, VP of InsightsWest, wh
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DAMMIT JANET!9 unread articles  //  actions

The Uberization of Charitable Giving
Like most "disruptive" new ideas, at first the "100 Who Care" movement -- if it can be called that -- seems marvellously simple. There's a good cause in your community. It needs a dose of cash. Call a few friends, who call a few friends, you get the idea. All get together and each write a cheque directly to the worthy cause and BAM! Done. That's what a woman named Karen Dunigan did . The first 10
Taking Over Riding Associations For Life
Remember Liberals for Life ? Liberals for Life was a pro-life advocacy group that worked within the Liberal Party of Canada during the 1980s and early 1990s. Some of its members were also affiliated with the Campaign Life Coalition, and, as such, the group was often accused of entryism. According to its members, Liberals for Life was created after the national victory of Brian Mulroney's Progress
Wham! Bam!
Oh boy, we've really got to work harder to raise awareness of what fake clinics are and do. In August this year, a group of generous community-minded guys in Yarmouth, NS, got together to bestow money on a local charity. Sadly, the winner of the windfall $11,600 was a fake clinic , called Tri-County Pregnancy Care Centre . Here's how it works: The 100 Guys Who Share – Yarmouth County, is one of mo
As You Were, Troops
To no one's surprise, the Expoiting Grief to Attack Abortion Rights Bill was defefeated yesterday by a vote of 76 for, 209 against. No Liberals voted for it. Of the Conniving Party leader hopefuls, Scheer, Trost and O'Toole voted in favour of it, as did the usual Fetus Fetishists like Warawa, Albrecht, Genuis, and Viersen the Dominionist. Bernier, Leitch and Obhrai were not present. Chong and Kent
We Do NOT Need a Law
"A Bad Precedent"? You Betcha!
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WIT'S END1 unread article  //  actions

An audition for Apocalypse, The Musical
Thanks for the memory Of butterfly and bird Whose songs we barely heard Our propensity for multiplicity Our egos so absurd How selfish it was Thanks for the memory Of nature that we spoiled How determinedly we toiled For acid seas And dying trees Stewardship we foiled How greedy it was We thought we were the crown of creation Or at least the pinnacle of evolution We wonder if we’ve destroyed it T
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The 2016 Elections. Flirting with Fascism, Dancing with Apartheid:
by Roberto Rodriguez As a lifelong writer, my journalist ethic has prevented me from ever endorsing anyone, yet, that has never stopped me from commenting on elections, especially ones in which a sizable portion of the electorate appears to be flirting with the twin evils of fascism and apartheid. Having lived through the Nixon, Reagan and Bush eras, one could legitimately ask: is the current mis
Rodriguez: Nightmare Looms for an Original DREAMER
by Roberto Rodriguez This is the story of Lizbeth Mateo, a young, bright Indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, and a recent graduate from the Santa Clara University School of Law, who today finds herself under threat of imminent deportation. There was a time when young brown peoples lived in the shadows, avoided the light of the day, and avoided all manner of authority and government officials. A
In Essence, Racism on Trial in Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Suit
Diverse Issues in Higher Education In Essence, Racism on Trial in Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Suit by Roberto Rodriguez The Arce v Douglas ethnic studies trial, in Tucson’s Federal Court, is expected to commence in early 2017. The suit was filed against the state of Arizona, as a result of the state passing an anti-Ethnic Studies HB 2281 legislation in 2010. Yet for all intents and purposes, it is th
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Dispatches from Haiti
Dear Everyone, For the past five years I have been posting from the Journal Star website in a blog called Dispatches from Haiti. There are approximately 400 hundred posts. I posted this yesterday. Thanks for reading. john
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FORT MCMURRAY ADVENTURES3 unread articles  //  actions

Back to the Concert Hall
I had a busy weekend out of town as the concert season is now underway. I took in a performance Friday evening with the Edmonton Symphony and then headed down to Calgary the following day to take in the Calgary Philharmonic. These two concerts actually fell in to my schedule at a very opportune moment given that when I start back to work later this week my work schedule will be changing, adding a
With the weather getting colder, I knew that this would likely be my last chance to do any serious birding, at least for places out of town. So I found myself anxiously watching the weather forecast in the days prior to my trip down to Calgary this past Sunday. Things didn't look promising as it was cool and overcast in Edmonton and the downright wet and dreary by the time I reached Red Deer. For
A Little Chopin
I left Edmonton this past Saturday morning for a trip down to Edmonton to see my first concert of the season with the Calgary Philharmonic and what a treat it was. This concert marked the 3rd time I have heard Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska perform, the previous occasions being a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4 back in March in Edmonton and several years ago when I was att
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FREE PLANET8 unread articles  //  actions

Electric Universe - Space News - Pluto just got wierd--er...
Pluto is a diverse outer solar system set of self-orbiting rocks... but it also displays Electric Universe properties and has an x-ray signature associated with a comet-like corona extending many times the times of the planet indicating interaction with the solar wind. Pluto's probably going to show similar plasmatic stretch marks and birthing pains of a planet like Mars or Venus with its vast fl
Star Citizen? Will it ever be? Funda--mentally finished?
yeah, I know, "Star Citizen has not even been released yet," but this game that's been in crowd-funded production for four years looks like it's never going to be FUND-A-MENTALLY FINISHED to the point where the basic gaming world seems convincingly solid. And I'm not talking about the gorgeous ship design. I'm not talking about all the effort that's gone into the art direction and planet-renderin
John Wick - Keannu Reaves - the Roman episode
I don't care what anyone says about the John Wick films. I really enjoyed the first one, and now there's a second one on the way. This one's set in Rome.
Particle Physics - HC Unit geometry - why do the numbers work?
just recently, I did a post about the geometric nature of the first two Nobel Gases, Helium and Neon . From the above table, you can see that Helium has an atomic number of two, Neon has an atomic number of 10. In classical electron theory, this means Helium has one full two-electron shell; Neon has two full shells, the first two-electron, the second eight-electron. But, my HC Unit makes Helium b

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