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cmkl: Nyack donut pilgrimage

A 100km ride into the countryside west of Manhattan was the finale to a perfect week in New York City. And I couldn’t have done it without the Domestique. My family and I had the perfect convergence – a work gig was bringing Irene to New Yo… . . . → Read More: cmkl: Nyack donut pilgrimage

mark a rayner: A post in which I quote Marx

See, there was nothing to worry about, comrades. Alltop is not half-hearted about humor.

Earthgauge Radio: ‘Climate Change: Which way out?’ with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant

From left: Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, Brian Lehrer (moderator), Bill McKibben, Kshama Sawant

 

I was fortunate to attend the largest climate change march in history on September 21, 2014 in New York City. It was an incredible experience to see roughly 400,000 in the streets demanding urgent action on the climate crisis.

. . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: ‘Climate Change: Which way out?’ with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant

Things Are Good: New York State Bans Ivory

New York state has amended its existing ivory trade bans to make it harder for illegal ivory traders to practice their trade. This is good news as too many elephants are killed (or otherwise harmed) for their ivory which is used to make decorative objects or crushed to become a health product (which has no . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: New York State Bans Ivory

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A beautiful waste

Exploring the world underneath New York City,  via The Atlantic:

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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.

Melissa Fong: Why you should choose weekday parties- 2013 BLOGCEMBER 18/31

I usually prefer going out on weekdays. In a big city- parties are offered on weekdays and they are often a lot better than the weekend parties. …

Melissa Fong: BLOGCEMBER 2013: Electronic music month- THEME 1/31

  I have become inspired to write about my experiences with house/techno music this month. I’m going to take a departure from my usual politicized rants and start a […]

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bike Derangement Syndrome at Wall Street Journal

If you’re suffering from low blood pressure, I have the treatment: WSJ hack interviews an editorial board nutcase Dorothy who says among other things: “Look, I represent the majority of citizens.”

She’s “appalled” that bike sharing has happened in NYC.

“Best neighbourhoods are begrimed by these blazing blue CitiBank bikes.”

“It is shocking to walk . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Bike Derangement Syndrome at Wall Street Journal

Art Threat: Identity, Oppression, Resistance

For this week’s Friday Film Pick I’m choosing two very different, seemingly unrelated docs that are available for online viewing. Girl Inside is an intimate portrayal of a male transitioning to female, and because the film is available for streaming from Canada’s TVO broadcaster, it is likely unavailable to non-Canadian residents.

With that in mind, . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Identity, Oppression, Resistance

drive-by planet: Brooklyn College BDS panel targeted by Alan Dershowitz and other detractors

Top: Brooklyn College / Beneath: Dov Hikind and Alan Dershowitz

Brooklyn College in New York has been the target of protests following a decision by the political science department to cosponsor a panel discussion on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Speakers for the event include the University of California Berkeley . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Brooklyn College BDS panel targeted by Alan Dershowitz and other detractors

bastard.logic: Concert of the Day: Straight Outta CBGB’s

Bad Brains live at CBGB 1982:

Filed under: music, Uncategorized, video Tagged: Bad Brains, CBGB, CBGB’s, D.C. hardcore, hardcore punk, music, New York, NYC, video

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LeDaro: New York Subway Murder: What is this world coming to?

Image from surveillance video released by the NYPD shows a woman wanted in the subway push death of a man in Queens on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. / WCBS

It is staggering that there are such people out there, people capable of such hatred and cruelty. A woman shoved a man onto a subway track . . . → Read More: LeDaro: New York Subway Murder: What is this world coming to?

Things Are Good: Good Designs to Protect Against Flooding

The damage of Hurricane Sandy is still being fully realized and we won’t know the full cost of the damage for a little while. What we can do for know is to look into ways to lessen the damage the next time an anthropogenically influenced storm hits the city. The Atlantic has put together some . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Good Designs to Protect Against Flooding

Cowichan Conversations: This is Just the Beginning of the Hurricane Season!

This is not the end of the hurricane season, just the beginning.

The Corporate agenda has dominated worldwide for longer than the earth and all inhabitants and species can tolerate. Fossil fuels and their subsequent pollution drive the attack on the planet.

The degree to which the multi-national energy corps influence our governments . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: This is Just the Beginning of the Hurricane Season!

Cowichan Conversations: Towards Community Commonsense Or Chaos

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger

Cowichan Conversations received a lengthy email from Mr. Glen Spicer and a number of supporting artists regarding the “Community Mural.”

I appreciate you stopping by and welcome you and your comments in the future.

Due to its length and strong assertions I have elevated it from . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Towards Community Commonsense Or Chaos

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How the Gov’t Is Saddling Parents with College Loans They Can’t Afford

by Marian Wang | ProPublica More than a decade after Aurora Almendral first set foot on her dream college campus, she and her mother still shoulder the cost of that choice. Almendral had been accepted to New York University in 1998, but even after adding up scholarships, grants, and the max she could take out . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How the Gov’t Is Saddling Parents with College Loans They Can’t Afford

Art Threat: An art exhibition hidden in plain sight

Street artist JR’s pasted eye watches the corner of Berry St and South 5 in Williamsburg, NY.

If you happen to be walking around Williamsburg this month, you’ll likely pass right through the inaugural exhibition of New York’s newest art museum without realizing it. The Street Museum of Art has taken the . . . → Read More: Art Threat: An art exhibition hidden in plain sight

DeSmogBlog: Hundreds of Concerned Citizens Protest Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Plans To Frack New York

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Over 350 concerned citizens turned up at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s policy summit today to protest his risky plan to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York. The state has had a moratorium on the dangerous shale gas drilling technique since 2008, but Governor Cuomo is expected to announce the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Hundreds of Concerned Citizens Protest Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Plans To Frack New York

Slap Upside The Head: Court Rejects Anti-Gay Lawsuit

An anti-gay group calling themselves New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms filed a lawsuit late last year to reverse the state’s equal marriage law. Like most attempts to get same-sex marriage overturned, they gave themselves a delightfully ironic name; unlike other groups, however, they didn’t seem to rely on the usual arguments about how families . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Court Rejects Anti-Gay Lawsuit

DeSmogBlog: The Sky Is Pink: New Josh Fox Video On Fracking Controversies in New York (and Much More)

Gasland director Josh Fox is back with a must-watch new short video taking a look at the controversy in New York where Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering plans to lift the state's moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for unconventional gas.

But it's much more than just a local story. Fox goes into some great . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Sky Is Pink: New Josh Fox Video On Fracking Controversies in New York (and Much More)

Art Threat: The Hole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

The Hole Truth comes in two parts: altered US flags and drawings on vintage police shooting targets.

In order to create his first show at envoy enterprises, German-born, New-York based artist Brian Kenny created a series with the Hole Truth that reconstructs iconic objects in his effort to reflect on what it means . . . → Read More: Art Threat: The Hole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

DeSmogBlog: Was Andrew Cuomo’s NY Fracking "Sacrifice Zone" Plan Hatched by NRDC?

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Has New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just made the southern tier of the state a "sacrifice zone," as alleged by award-winning author and "fracktivist," Sandra Steingraber? Was it a plot hatched by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)?

The signs pointing to both possibilities are troublesome, to say the least.

The . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Was Andrew Cuomo’s NY Fracking "Sacrifice Zone" Plan Hatched by NRDC?

bastard.logic: RIP MCA aka Adam Yauch (and RIP the Beastie Boys)

Mark Richardson:

The Beastie Boys turned curiosity into a form of art. They wanted to know more about what was around them and learn everything they could about what wasn’t. Forget about Kurt Cobain for a second: For kids like me, the Beastie Boys invented the 90s. Technology was changing fast and the world . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: RIP MCA aka Adam Yauch (and RIP the Beastie Boys)

DeSmogBlog: ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter Council of State Governments

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19th Century German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said, "If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made."

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), put on the map by the Center for Media and Democracy in its "ALEC Exposed" project, is the archetype of von Bismarck's truism. So too are the fracking chemical disclosure bills . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter Council of State Governments