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'Rule of law' racism, C-51 and the coming resistance wave 19.1.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, January 19, 2017 It's a sign of how utterly frightened they are of democracy when politicians and pundits start lecturing us about the "real" definition of civil disobedience. This usually happens during the sanitizing rituals of the January Martin Luther King Day holiday, when King's revolutionary calls to justice are erased in favour of saccharine, self-congratulatory events wholly unconnected to the civil rights movement's multiple, powerful legacies. But public cautions around "acceptable" forms of dissent began hatching in late 2016 when the Trudeau government announced support for a slew of harmful pipelines that, along with other environmentally destructive projects like B.C.'s Site C and Muskrat Falls, will inspire increasing levels of direct action. Those who wish to honour and preserve life on the planet are up against government and private sector players who view actions to protect the land, air and water as terrorist ...
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Wet basement? Try these cost-effective solutions before calling a contractor. 18.1.2017 Washington Post
Wet basement? Try these cost-effective solutions before calling a contractor.
Anthropocentric view ignores crucial connections 18.1.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
For decades, scientists have warned that we're on a dangerous path. It stems from our delusion that endless growth in population, consumption and the economy is possible and is the very purpose of society. But endless growth is not feasible in a finite biosphere. Growth is not an end but a ...
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Trump's EPA choice stood by as fracking battle shook his home state 18.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Oklahoma is one of the more unlikely places in the United States to experience earthquakes. But in the six years that Scott Pruitt has served as the state's attorney general, Oklahoma has been rattled by hundreds of quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and greater, with some areas facing the same level of risk as high-hazard parts of California.
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Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues 18.1.2017 Washington Post: World
Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. But Chester declined to specify what kind of breakthrough would convince officials to resume the search for the missing airliner that was suspended this week after almost three years.
The full transcript from the Trump transition team’s Tuesday call to reporters 18.1.2017 Washington Post
The full transcript from the Trump transition team’s Tuesday call to reporters
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Chamoy Is Mexico's Flavor Fiesta Condiment, Courtesy Of China 18.1.2017 NPR News
Fruity, sweet, spicy and salty all at once, this frenzied treat for your taste buds takes many forms — from sauces to seasonings to candy. And its journey from Asia to Mexico took hundreds of years.
The Daily 202: Monica Crowley losing White House job shows that the rules of politics still apply for Donald Trump 17.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Trump is the most unpopular president-elect in the history of modern polling
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Trump and Trade: The Perils for Agriculture 17.1.2017 Truthout.com
The news is full of efforts to read the tea leaves of incoming President Trump's startling and somewhat erratic pronouncements on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  NAFTA was a bad deal, he says , and as a consummate dealmaker, he will tear up the existing agreement and get America a better deal. Perhaps he'll raise tariffs across the board, sending up trial balloons of 5 or even 10 percent  tariff hikes . Perhaps he'll go after currency manipulation, although that hasn't really been an issue so far with Canada or Mexico. What ties together all of these edicts is that they are simplistic, blunt instruments to fix complex problems. In the case of NAFTA, for example,  trade flows among the three countries  have quadrupled since the agreement began. That means goods -- and investments -- flowing back and forth across borders to create complex supply chains. Take the  example of pork production . US corn and soy exports to Mexico have soared, as has domestic and foreign investment in ...
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Donald Trump waits in his tower — accessible yet isolated 17.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
As president-elect, he stays largely ensconced in familiar places with people he knows.
A slower pace for TV’s ‘Galloping Gourmet’ in Skagit Valley 17.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Graham Kerr’s leaping days are over, but he still speed walks every morning from his house in Mount Vernon.
Rex Tillerson got burned in Venezuela. Then he got revenge. 16.1.2017 Washington Post
Rex Tillerson got burned in Venezuela. Then he got revenge.
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California Got Soaked—But Don't Start Your Endless Showers Just Yet 15.1.2017 Mother Jones
It's been pouring in rain-starved California for the past few weeks, so is the Golden State's drought finally over? The downer answer: Asking if California's water woes are behind us because it rained is a bit like asking if climate change is over because it's cold outside—short-term gains don't mean the long-term problem has gone away. The slightly more optimistic answer: While we're not in the clear, the rain has made a huge dent in the short-term. Before and after: Compare ski resort drought years with 2017 https://t.co/kwgAH1fMMt pic.twitter.com/L7AWch4PMy — SFGate (@SFGate) January 13, 2017 After years in the red, California's reservoirs now have 14 percent more water than their historical averages. That's key, as they transport water from the Sierra Nevada to California farms and cities, from San Francisco to San Diego. Snowpack in the Sierras is also above average, which—in addition to making the mountains into a veritable winter wonderland—will help feed reservoirs and recharge groundwater supply ...
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The backstage mayhem of a Broadway hit 15.1.2017 Washington Post
The backstage mayhem of a Broadway hit
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Inside ‘The Front Page’: Pulling off a huge Broadway production night after night 15.1.2017 Washington Post
Inside ‘The Front Page’: Pulling off a huge Broadway production night after night
Even Without an Agriculture Secretary, Trump’s Cabinet Says Plenty about Food and Water Plans 15.1.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Karen Stillerman

It’s official. This week’s Veterans Affairs nomination leaves the Trump administration’s Secretary of Agriculture position as the last cabinet slot to be filled. With his inauguration just 7 days away, the president-elect still hasn’t announced his pick for this vital position that touches every American’s life at least three times a day.

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Portion of Deep Creek Ranch north of Steamboat Springs sells for $9.79 million 15.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
About 1,900 acres of the Elk River Valley’s Deep Creek Ranch sold last week for $9.79 million to a buyer planning to use the property as a family retreat. The 3,880-acre ranch was listed in late 2015 for $16.5 million, and the ranch’s nearly 2,000 remaining acres and ranch improvements are now listed for $7.25 million. “What we sold was good recreation and grazing land, and what remains is more of a well-rounded cattle operation,” said Christy Belton, of Ranch Marketing Associates, who represented the sellers, listed as Harvey Steamboat Partnership LTD. The ranch is located off Routt County Road 129, about 13 miles north of Steamboat Springs and is accessible via paved and gravel county roads. A home may be built on the property, and it will be used for family recreation, according to broker Meg Firestone, of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, who represented the buyers. Firestone said the buyers, listed on county records as the Jaggers family, had looked around the Steamboat area a couple years ...
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Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise? 14.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — As a tool against sea-level rise, the idea seems a little counterintuitive: Add water to the ...
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Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise? 14.1.2017 AP National
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) -- As a tool against sea-level rise, the idea seems a little counterintuitive: Add water to the ground....
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Australian firm plans nation's largest geothermal plant in Imperial Valley 14.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In California’s southeastern desert, where an abundance of clean energy boils just beneath the surface, two start-up firms aim to build the nation’s largest geothermal power plant and mining operation.

Controlled Thermal Resources and Alger Alternative Energy plan to tap the Imperial Valley’s geothermal...

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