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Parchment in the Fire: Spain’s left must unite to steer country on road to recovery

Giles Tremlett for the Guardian In his restaurant overlooking the Med at Mataró, a few miles north of Barcelona, Ricard Jornet declares himself an insumiso, a rebel who refuses to obey government demands to pay a so-called “tax on sunshine” for an award-winning solar power installation that allows his business to function almost exclusively off… More Spain’s left must unite to steer country on road to recovery . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Spain’s left must unite to steer country on road to recovery

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Donate to help the good people of Fort McMurray.

It is estimated that between 80,000 and 100,000 Canadians have been impacted or have been evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray after today’s wildfires devastated the city. I have donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal to… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Donate to help the good people of Fort McMurray.

The Canadian Progressive: Canada cannot fulfill Paris Agreement, call to action on climate change while creating more tar sands pipelines

More tar sands pipelines means going in reverse on the climate action Canada needs to fulfill the Paris Agreement and its call to action on climate change. The post Canada cannot fulfill Paris Agreement, call to action on climate change while creating … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada cannot fulfill Paris Agreement, call to action on climate change while creating more tar sands pipelines

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Yard cats. . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Warren Kinsella: They are so, so screwed

Wow. .@realDonaldTrump will be presumtive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton — Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 4, 2016 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: They are so, so screwed

cartoon life: Images from TingFest opening night

Images from TingfestFiled under: art . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Images from TingFest opening night

Warren Kinsella: On a day when 90,000 people have to be evacuated from their homes

….it’s amazing that some things even need to be said, frankly. Lefties using #ymm as an excuse to preach about global warming – and conservatives using it as a pretext to attack #abndp – just stop. Stop. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) May 3, 2016 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: On a day when 90,000 people have to be evacuated from their homes

DeSmogBlog: Geothermal Could Put Thousands from Alberta’s Oil and Gas Sector Back to Work

Abandoned oil and gas wells in Alberta are on the rise — but where many see a growing liability, Alberta’s fledgling geothermal industry sees massive opportunity. “We’ve got these old wells that we know are hot and we’re going to fill th… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Geothermal Could Put Thousands from Alberta’s Oil and Gas Sector Back to Work

PostArctica: More Backlog

Some more pictures from over the last 4 or 5 months. . . . → Read More: PostArctica: More Backlog

Warren Kinsella: Evacuating Fort Mac

Shot by a lawyer there. Incredible. My harrowing drive evacuating #ymm praying for my friends pic.twitter.com/XGFWfavqR2 — Jordan J Stuffco (@jstuffcocrimlaw) May 3, 2016 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Evacuating Fort Mac

The Common Sense Canadian: New video shows serious dangers posed by LNG tankers

A new, short video illustrates in vivid detail the dangers posed by plans to run LNG tankers through narrow, densely populated coastal waterways in places like Howe Sound, Saanich Inlet, Prince Rupert and Kitimat.

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Warren Kinsella: Fort McMurray

The fires raging there are truly frightening. Hoping that all are in a safe spot, or on their way to one.  Meanwhile, the bloody CBC New Channel is talking about the Senate.  . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Fort McMurray

Politics and its Discontents: Taking On Sarah Palin’s Idiocy

I would say Jimmy Kimmel does a pretty good job:“I have a theory,” Kimmel said. “I think maybe Sarah Palin wants global warming. It’s cold in Alaska. It would be welcome up there. But, the idea that she knows more than 97 percent of scientists … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Taking On Sarah Palin’s Idiocy

The Disaffected Lib: Trump Goes Wiggy

Has Donald Trump finally jumped the shark? Today he tried to link Ted Cruz’ father to Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Trump Goes Wiggy

The Disaffected Lib: KPMG’s Mea Culpa

Guess who’s no longer in the tax shelter business? Yes, that’s right, KPMG. It seems the accounting giant has done a little of the old “duck and cover” after getting caught red-handed conniving a little evasive tax shelter for the fabulously rich in th… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: KPMG’s Mea Culpa

The Disaffected Lib: Yeah But How Do You Really Feel About Donald Trump?

For years he was senator John McCain’s chief aide.  Now Mark Salter says Hillary would get his vote over Donald Trump because – because – wait for it – she’s the better conservative. Really, who knew?Mark Salter was for years McCain’s closest ai… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Yeah But How Do You Really Feel About Donald Trump?

The Disaffected Lib: National Observer Calls Bullshit on Trudeau, Again.

When it comes to climate change and Canada we’re awash in talk but marooned when it comes to meaningful action. Cap’n Sunny Ways seems to be focused on blowing smoke up our arses claiming that we can win the struggle to curb climate change by peddling … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: National Observer Calls Bullshit on Trudeau, Again.

The Decarie Report: May 3: The no news for New Brunswick

The Canada&World section never fails to amaze me. One of the big stories is that an RCMP officer had to shoot a bear because it was coming to toward him. Another – Prince Harry is in Toronto to shake hands with people.  (of course. What else i… . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: May 3: The no news for New Brunswick

The Disaffected Lib: Arctic Climate Connections – Where is Rube Goldberg Now That We Need Him?

The rapidly warming Arctic region is the perfect proving ground to show how climate change impacts have a synergy that is amplified by human activity, primarily greenhouse gas emissions.A new study finds that the rate of Arctic sea ice loss is influenc… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Arctic Climate Connections – Where is Rube Goldberg Now That We Need Him?

Things Are Good: A Tribe Singing For The Future

Earth Guardians are a new group which is poised to take the political music scene by storm. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is leading the Earth Guardians around the world to take charge of the planet’s future by changing our attitude and policies. He spreads sick wisdom while dropping hot beats all while spiting hot fire! Xiuhtezcatl Martinez […]

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The Disaffected Lib: It’s the Day of Reckoning for Ted Cruz. Stephen Colbert Explains.

Republican weirdo presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, a.k.a. “Lucifer in the flesh,” is facing his Waterloo – or he would be if Indiana had a town named Waterloo. Dammit, I just checked, it does. Waterloo, Indiana, population 2,242 or 666 of something li… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It’s the Day of Reckoning for Ted Cruz. Stephen Colbert Explains.

Warren Kinsella: When social media becomes an excuse

Talk minus action equals zero, sayeth DOA. It's no revelation, but man: hashtags provide people with the false conviction that they're actually doing something. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) May 3, 2016 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: When social media becomes an excuse

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Tom Parkin writes about the growing divide between the lucky few who are siphoning wealth out of Canada, and the mass of people facing a precarious economic future. – PressProgress highlights much the same disti… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 3, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 3, 2016 at 6:05am PDTA last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to public policy.For instance, a … . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Northern Reflections: Owning A Cottage Is Not Enough

In the wake of the Duffy affair, Errol Mendes writes, the Senate has begun reforming itself:The Senate to which Mr. Duffy returns is, in a multitude of ways, much different from the chamber from which he was suspended. The Senate leadership, in parti… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Owning A Cottage Is Not Enough