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The Disaffected Lib: Climate Science Goofs – Again

The climate scientists got it wrong, badly wrong.  You could say they were out by a country mile (if anyone still remembers what that is).

This time it’s ocean temperatures or, to be more accurate, ocean warming.  And, as usual, the scientists underestimated the amount of heat absorbed in the top half-mile of our . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Climate Science Goofs – Again

LeDaro: Massive Snowstorm Blankets New York, Boston and Charlotte

This picture says it quite well.

We are expecting similar conditions in Maritimes starting this evening. Plus there is a forecast of freezing rain. This storm is moving from south to north-east.

Alberta Diary: Terror of terrorism and the Second Amendment: Whatever became of the indomitable American spirit?

The indomitable American spirit personified above. Whatever became of it? Below: Bogie as Philip Marlowe, with gun; the leader of another English-speaking country refusing to knuckle under to the Luftwaffe, also with gun.

We have learned, courtesy the news media, that membership in the National Rifle Association has surged past five million souls . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Terror of terrorism and the Second Amendment: Whatever became of the indomitable American spirit?

drive-by planet: Bostonians once supported NorAid and civil rights in N. Ireland: Americans should oppose disastrous US foreign policy

The Irish-Americans of Boston were once a source of support and inspiration for nationalists in the north of Ireland during the dark days of The Troubles. During the hunger strikes by republican prisoners, the people of Boston protested the vile policies of Margaret Thatcher and raised funds. Cash was collected in pubs, . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Bostonians once supported NorAid and civil rights in N. Ireland: Americans should oppose disastrous US foreign policy

The Canadian Progressive: Boston Terror: Facebook Post Ponders Lethal Drone Strike On Watertown

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: An American woman has created a viral monster! On Saturday, San Francisco-based Micah Daigle created a Facebook post commenting on the recent Boston Marathon bombing. She imagine an alternative narrative during the hunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A drone strike! That’s how we hunt and kill terrorists in . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Boston Terror: Facebook Post Ponders Lethal Drone Strike On Watertown

The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

Women are too soft and fragile to be police officers. With their hair and makeup they certainly can’t fight in military combat. Nothing showed those sentiments to be more unfounded than the iconic picture of the chaos that erupted after the detonation of two bombs at the Boston Marathon, where it is a . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

Women are too soft and fragile to be police officers. With their hair and makeup they certainly can’t fight in military combat. Nothing showed those sentiments to be more unfounded than the iconic picture of the chaos that erupted after the detonation … . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

350 or bust: 350 or bust 2013-04-19 12:10:25

It feels like it’s been a brutal week – the Boston bombings and the ensuing manhunt occupying the foreground of North American media, to the backdrop of the unrelenting violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and of course the threats of North Korea’s newest fruitcake. Then there’s the relentless attack on our ecosystem, that from which . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: 350 or bust 2013-04-19 12:10:25

350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

* Via @AnonymousOpsIRC on Twitter: From Boston to Afghanistan, nobody deserves to get blown up at anytime. #peace not #war American comedian Patton Oswalt posted a thoughtful response to the Boston bombings on his Facebook wall, reflecting on the goodness that remains in the world: …I don’t know what’s going to be revealed behind all . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

* Via @AnonymousOpsIRC on Twitter: From Boston to Afghanistan, nobody deserves to get blown up at anytime. #peace not #war American comedian Patton Oswalt posted a thoughtful response to the Boston bombings on his Facebook wall, reflecting on the goodness that remains in the world: …I don’t know what’s going to be revealed behind all . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

Melissa Fong: On bombings and who gets our compassion

“Do I advise you to love thy neighbor? I suggest rather to escape from thy neighbor and to love those who are the farthest away from you. Higher than the love for thy neighbor is the love for the man who is distant and has still to come.” -Nietzsche (This post is dedicated to a . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: On bombings and who gets our compassion

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Boston Marathon Attacked by Bombings

A typically joyful day in Boston was marred by a terrorist bombing where two explosions killed multiple people, and injured at least 50 with injuries as serious as amputations.

It’s a grim reminder that peaceful life in North America is very much taken for granted, and our innocence will again be exploited by those who’ll . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Boston Marathon Attacked by Bombings

Things Are Good: Boston Cleans Up the Harbour

Boston has had problems with sewage and keeping water clean, and all of that is set to change thanks to a new initiative. They are are going to increase fines on people illegally dumping sewage and use that money to clean up the waterways surrounding the city.

“Boston is entering a bold new phase . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Boston Cleans Up the Harbour