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The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted
“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without having feet.” – Tupac Shakur The late Tupac Shakur’s poem has always resonated with me. His words speak to the underdog, the overlooked and unsung hero, who finds a way to grow and thrive, against the harshest odds.
Are routines useful? How can I establish good ones, if so?
In Cinzana, Mali, cooperative vegetable gardens were established with access to water, tools & land, to diversify their food and livelihoods (Photo:UNDP) After last year’s successful adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate negotiators and activists are now on their way to Morocco.
Sorry, Orson. This time we’re invading Mars, not the other way around.
In November 1983, The Pointer Sisters released their most successful album, Break Out , which spawned four Top Ten singles, won two Grammy Awards, and sold three million copies. One of its hits, The Neutron Dance , prominently featured in Beverly Hills Cop , peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #1 in Canada
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies
The Abrahamic Moment: A Call for Ir-Responsibility. Let us recall Abraham.
When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an Iranian official stated , Iran dominates four Arab capitals
Many years ago, I set foot on this country as a 7-year-old. At first, I was sad and woefully shy.
By Tom Chalmers To start a business you have to be part-dreamer. Whether it’s the recognition or to change the world for the better, all entrepreneurs have images that keep them driving forward
It doesn’t matter whether Christians are part of the conversation or not, social media brings out the best and the worst of the online community.
“The friends who are most stimulating to us are those who disagree with us. It is they whose ideas we should ponder.” ~ 365 a day quote holder Today’s photo of the ring of daily quotes on the simple chrome ring is significant
By: Lara San Gil and Julie Kervadec Years ago I met my best friend, Julie, whilst studying for a Master in International Marketing in Madrid. Towards the end of the programme, Julie and I took part in a competition for L’Oréal, making it through as finalist. Although we did not win the competition, the great prize we got was that we realized of how well we worked together and of the complimentary skills we had
“By 2050, around 50 percent of all chemicals produced will be biobased.” –Dr. Wim Soetaert Biodegradable biobased products made without fossil-fuel feedstocks are showcased at the Biobased Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium. The products include a laundry liquid and a hand soap made by Ecover, shower gels by Nivea and Sanex, a skin oil by Kneipp, and a window de-icer by Forever, as well as samples of the plant’s biodiesel and bioethanol
Dear Hillary: I’m an Independent, former Republican, and I’m voting for you. I have disagreed with some of your political views, but I’ve been a fan of yours since your “baking cookies” comment in 1992 . If we are lucky enough to dodge the catastrophe of Donald Trump there is no going back to politics as usual.
While every mortgage lender has a web site and would love to have you come by and initiate a transaction, for anyone looking to shop for the best deal, visiting individual lender sites is largely a waste of time. Every site is formatted differently and the data provided may or may not be comparable to that available at any other single-lender site. In contrast, a multi-lender site allows users to compare prices of multiple lenders, uniformly formatted, with one visit
I’m dreaming of November 9, when our national fever has broken and the night sweats are washed away, and while still weak, we open ourselves up to a shared journey of recouping our strength and restoring our fragile constitution. I’m dreaming of November 9, and the days after November 9, when the bitter edge of combat is dulled, and our spirits less brittle and hostile and stunted we allow our vulnerabilities to be an open path rather than an attack strategy
Why do young people, including girls and women, turn radical and what role does the Internet play in their radicalization? Lebanese sociologist Mona Fayyad said students of violence mechanisms should consider ties between the environment and violent behavior, including contextual hereditary and biological factors, systemic psychological elements from depression to character to personality to an individual’s learning capacity, to political, social, and cultural elements.
Don’t do this… A big obstacle to finding love after 50 happens when you’re NOT putting yourself in places where you can be seen and found by available men on a DAILY BASIS! Men can’t find you when you’re hiding every night at home. I know it feels great after a long day at work to snuggle up with a good book, your fave TV show or your cat or dog for some unconditional loving
His name is Donald J. Trump and he approved this message! If anyone has any doubt about the authoritarian, fascistic nature of Donald Trump’s campaign for President, take a look at his virulently anti-Semitic closing campaign ad, which is laced with longstanding themes of anti-Semitism.
In 2012, President Obama won Illinois’ 20 electoral votes and 57.6% (3 million of 5.2 million voters) of the Illinois popular vote.
In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with lawyer and immigrant rights activist Lizbeth Mateo, who self-deported in order to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself. Mateo came to the United States with her family at age 14 and attended college and law school.
Cauliflower is all the rage these days. Not only is it versatile, it’s a delicious and nutritious substitute for rice, potatoes — and even steak! From Cauliflower Fried “Rice” to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, here are five fabulous recipes you need to try. 1
With luck the US presidential election results will be decisive on November 8. There will be a clear winner and no election disputes will emerge. Yet as the polls tighten nationally and in critical swing states there are possibilities of a contested election
How would I — or you — look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage, hypocrisy, fabrications, attempted bullying and flagrant misogyny? Battered? Yes
Electing the country’s first female president is going to be a ground breaking accomplishment. What it will mean for us here in America, and to people around the world, to see a woman serving as Commander-in-Chief will be powerful. Electing Hillary will change the way women are viewed as leaders and pave the way for other women to serve in elected office
Being your own boss can be great, you set your own hours, location, there’s no ceiling on how much money you can make, but there’s a dark side of being your own boss that’s often overlooked, which most entrepreneurs are simply not prepared for. This is likely a big factor in why 90% of startups fail within the first year. With great freedom, comes no freedom whatsoever.
Co-Authored by Maclen Zilber, Democratic Strategist and Campaign Consultant based in Hollywood, CA Despite the recent scandal swirling around FBI Director James Comey stemming from his controversial and unprecedented engagement in the 2016 race for the White House, most public opinion polls continue to show that Hillary Clinton has a firm structural electoral college advantage in the race to become America’s 45th President.
Image: University of British Columbia Walking and cycling are good exercise, but in urban settings, increasing your breathing rate can mean inhaling more polluted air. In a new study , Alex Bigazzi of the University of British Columbia has pinpointed optimal walking and cycling speeds to minimize exposure to air pollutants
I was watching The Walking Dead Sunday night when a small makeshift choir in a small makeshift town started singing “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” This, I said to myself, is why Bob Dylan, who wrote “Don’t Think Twice,” won the Nobel Prize for literature. And why he deserved to win it. Why exactly?
By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday – As Chinese President Xi Jinping received a potent boost to his status in the sixth plenum of the 18th Central Committee that concluded on Oct. 27, Xi’s close allies are emerging. Unless there is a rapidly changing situation in the future, Xi’s people are expected to hold a key position in the government for at least 10 years.
This Natural Disaster Assistance Law Is Why Other States Are Policing Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents present at the continuing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota.
For the past 6 years we have been told, THIS would be the year of the 3D Printer. As much as manufacturers would love for every man, woman and child to suddenly decide they need a 3D printer, it just has not happened. While there are many explanations for why 3D printers have not gone mainstream, one factor has been price.
When Jeffrey Robinson’s Trump Tower debuted in July 2012, it failed to receive much attention, despite boasting the tagline, “The sexiest novel of the decade,” and an endorsement from Donald Trump himself.
1. Should the Person Stop Driving
Apple was as much of a wake up call to today’s design world as Sputnik was, in the last century, to the field of space exploration – no more “business as usual.” Overnight, everyone from corporations and governments to educational institutions and NGOs scrambled to get up to speed with the more design-centric organizations such as Apple, Nike, BMW and IKEA. A favored way to ramp up was to hire consultancies like IDEO, Frog or DesignworksUSA to develop one’s design strategy. Today, a better approach may be to systematically build design and innovation capabilities into the fabric of one’s organizational culture
It is interesting that FBI director James Comey, who must know how many emails are involved, has not, as far as I know, released any precise numbers. (Or precise anything for that matter.) Let us say, for the sake of argument, that the number is 10,000.
i mage courtesy Wikicommons If the 2016 election seems to be more like a Reality TV Show than an election, it is for a simple reason: it is. I should know. I spent years producing Reality TV, and this one is a ratings winner, even if it is a disaster for the nation.
By James M. Dorsey Faced with a drop in popularity, intermittent protests against rising prices, and calls for a mass anti-government demonstration, Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is seeking to appease the country’s youth, soccer fans and activists with promises of change
At a special dinner honoring The Man Who Knew Infinity movie, and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons at Bagatelle in the Meatpacking district this week, the discussion was on how you play a math geek. The answer: you have a secret weapon, a real math geek who can teach you how to scribble those equations effectively on a chalkboard. The man in question, Manjul Bhargava, was honored with a Fields Medal; Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “just your neighborhood astrophysicist,” as he describes himself, explained just how impressive the Fields Medal, is.
Markus Berktold is the mayor of Seeg. The 3000-person village is one of Bavaria’s most beautiful
As a rabbi and political columnist, I find that every election demands close reflection, introspection, and action. The answer, this year, is clear
ORLANDO — The corporate media world may be stuck in pending regulatory approval of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner. But that isn’t stopping Time Warner’s Turner from pressing ahead in to the future of advertising.
Sharbat Gula, who appeared in the iconic “ Afghan Girl ” image on a National Geographic magazine cover, was arrested in Pakistan for identity fraud on Wednesday. She now faces up to 14 years in prison and a fine of several thousand dollars, according to Agence-France Presse.
Part 3 of a series on Rotterdam’s efforts to become a sustainable and “climate-proof” city. The city and port of Rotterdam
Along with the Haymarket and Sacco and Vanzetti trials, the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during the McCarthy-era stands as among the gravest miscarriages of justice in American history. In the last few months, the Rosenberg family has amassed over 13,000 signatures (http://www.rfc.org/ethel) calling on President Obama to issue an executive proclamation nullifying the guilty verdict for Ethel modeled after what Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts did on the 50th anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti.
Bobby Vee got blasted into rock ‘n’ roll under the worst circumstances imaginable. He and his new band filled in for Buddy Holly on Feb. 4, 1959, the night after Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash
Democracy must be grounded in human rights. To many, that is obvious, but increasingly, we see some in Europe suggesting that democracy is about merely winning elections and then doing whatever the voters are deemed to want.
Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, recently concluded a ten-day visit to Sri Lanka. She visited Colombo and a range of other locations
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Berkeley: A scorching revival of Albee’s Domestic Demolition Derby
Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players’ current staging of the 1962 classic strips bare the dynamics of those relationships, without distractions.
Defeating ISIS in Mosul will be in the interest of Sunni Arabs in general as much asit will be in the interests of Iran and Shia Arabs in Iraq. The primary victims of this terrorist group have been the Sunni peoples and governments.
For several decades split between the Hermitage and the Pushkin museums in Russia, the incredible Shchukin collection is arriving in the French capital. Considered one of the world’s finest collections of modern art, it will go on view outside of Russia for the first time in nearly 100 years at the Fondation Louis Vuitton art center in Paris
A few weeks ago, me and three friends settled into our seats at the Norse Theatre , excited to hear our idol, “punk poet laureate” Patti Smith, talk about her new book and sing a few songs. Michele leaned over as the lights went down and whispered, “Remind me to tell you about my fight with a Millennial in the Uber pool”
The only thing to fear about too much sexual abuse talk is silencing victims and hiding predators. The nation is grappling with their ideals. Conversations about rape culture, feminism and misogyny are important, sensitive and nuanced