Lands End

20 Apr 19
THE UNTOLD CATHARSIS

There is a time, vague but alive, there lives a nomad, who loves different skies. When he walks, he leaves a trail, not a history, not a miracle but an obscure sail. The road is lit, with people and machines, But he envies the dog, that sleeps on the wheels. Many faces, faces of love […]

20 Apr 19
Alien Antichrist: UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days

So far, in this series we have looked at the various biblical links to the number of the Beast, 666, and in doing so we have discovered along the way that the Bible alone holds the key to the hidden meaning behind the number of the Beast. Thus, as we have discovered, biblical revelation sets […]

20 Apr 19
BugabooCity

Create DIY small world play mats by recycling your old Cricut cutting mats and fun scrapbook papers. An easy and fun DIY. With Earth Day coming up next week, I figured it was the perfect time to share another recycled craft with you – this time using used Cricut cutting mats! If you craft with […]

20 Apr 19
Black Fem Geekery

I gave this talk at Eastercon on 20th April 2019. Hello friends, and thank you very much for coming! I do appreciate it. Before I get started, I’d just like to note that there will be explicit discussions of racism in this talk, so please feel free to step out if need be. This is […]

20 Apr 19
Biblical Reasoning

Holy Saturday is like the story of Joseph in prison in the book of Genesis: what Jesus’s brothers and the Gentile authorities meant for evil, God meant for good. Holy Saturday is like the crossing of the Red Sea in the book of Exodus: Jesus goes before his people through the waters of death, leading […]

20 Apr 19
Days and Symes

It was a different time. It was a younger time. It was a cumming of age time. One might say cumming was on mine and Rene’s mind all the time. Sensitivities were different. Knowledge of many things were different and learned slowly, intimately, often with great effort and reticence often brought about by the shyness […]

20 Apr 19
FrejaTravels

The Ankemi dive resort we are staying at wasn’t really packed to capacity yesterday and it seems like most people left this morning so we are the only guest left of the day. It is nice to really be able to enjoy the quite in the morning – but unfortunately there is a negative side […]

20 Apr 19
ThinkProgress
President Donald Trump’s controversial onslaught of environmental rollbacks faced two major setbacks this week, as legal action continues to prove a winning strategy for opponents of the administration’s deregulation agenda. In a boon to environmental advocates, court decisions on Friday rebuked the Trump administration’s coal ambitions, in addition to setting a deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban a common and hazardous pesticide. Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court in Montana ruled late Friday that the Interior Department under former Secretary Ryan Zinke acted illegally when it sought to overturn a 2016 ban on coal mining on public lands. More than 40% of U.S. coal is currently mined from federal lands and the Obama administration imposed the ban on most federal coal sales three years ago. The Trump administration sought to lift that moratorium as part of a larger effort to revive the coal industry, but Morris said that in doing so government officials ignored the environmental implications associated with selling large amounts of coal obtained from U.S. lands. The judge slammed Interior officials for describing the move “as a mere policy shift” in an effort to avoid environmental. Warren wants to open public lands to renewables, not fossil fuels While Morris’ ruling does not go so far as to reinstate the Obama-era ban, legal experts said it would likely force officials to revise their justification for the decision. The judge has moreover said he will issue a second legal decision this year on whether the mining ban should be reinstated. Also on Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ordered the EPA to finally take action on widespread demands from environmental groups to ban chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide. For years, experts have raised concerns about chlorpyrifos, which is commonly used on crops including apples, wheat, and corn. The pesticide has been linked to cognitive problems, especially in children, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed it hazardous to humans. But it remains widely used in the United States, and under former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency denied a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, arguing that the science underlying the pesticide’s side effects is “unresolved.” Last August, the 9th Circuit ordered the EPA to ban the pesticide within 60 days, but the Trump administration appealed. Now, the agency is once again facing a deadline. The court ruled Friday that the EPA has 90 days to make a decision on banning chlorpyrifos across the country, giving the agency until mid-July to act. Environmental groups have expressed concern that the Trump administration may continue to drag out the case, but also sounded a note of optimism following the court’s ruling. “We’ll find out in three months if the Trump EPA remains under the tight control of the chemical agriculture industry, or if Administrator [Andrew] Wheeler will finally take his job seriously and ban this brain-damaging pesticide,” said Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook in a statement to ThinkProgress and other publications. Golf course owners, farmers, property developers greet Trump water protections rollback Both court decisions serve as reinforcement for opponents of the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to weaken and roll back environmental regulations. Environmental organizations, officials, and others have repeatedly taken legal action to stop such efforts, with significant success. According to deregulation tracking by Brookings, a large swathe of Trump-era environmental rollback efforts are stuck in the rule-making phase as they face legal opposition, something that has delayed their implementation. But the Trump administration has also worked around such challenges. At the end of last month, Trump issued a new presidential permit allowing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to go forward. That move came after Morris, the Montana judge, invalidated Trump’s previous presidential permit over environmental review concerns, similar to Friday’s coal ruling. Experts have noted that the new permit comes from the president himself, seemingly in an effort to sidestep environmental review by the State Department. The administration’s rollbacks and broader environmental policies have already come under scrutiny from Democratic presidential contenders. On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unveiled a sweeping public lands plan that would stop all new fossil fuel leases on federal property — a direct response to the Trump administration’s efforts to open lands up for drilling and mining. Warren said that she would also work “to restore protections” to the national monuments targeted by the Trump administration for fossil fuel production, like Bears Ears in Utah. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who sits on the Senate Agriculture Committee, has also set her focus on chlorpyrifos. On Thursday, she introduced a bill that would restrict public schools from serving food containing any trace of the pesticide. Gillibrand is moreover the co-sponsor of legislation to ban chlorpyrifos nationwide, an effort Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has joined as well. In a statement announcing the new bill, Gillibrand said, “As a mother of two young sons, it’s alarming that the food in school meals could contain even a trace of a chemical that could harm students’ development and ability to learn.”
20 Apr 19
Marist Media Strategy, Monday/Thursday

By Sarah Ferrie The Importance of a Good Messaging Strategy Little Johnny is ending his junior year of high school. A couple of his friends already went on some early tours to look at some regional colleges. He’s thinking about what subjects pique his interest–what his potential major would be. He wants to maybe go […]

20 Apr 19
Smoldering Wizard

For a change I ran some Mutant Future for our gaming group, we had a fun two games and I hope there will be more sessions in the future. I continued from our prior sessions in and around the Hamlet of Blixter (you’ll recognize Jax from those old play reports). I based the scenario on […]

20 Apr 19
CloutsnChara

VEGAS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY IN THIS BREAK. IT WILL GO TO WHOEVER LANDS ON THE TOP SPOT IN THE RANDOMS Boxes in this break : 17-18 UD Splendor 18-19 UD SP Game Used 18-19 UD Artifacts 16-17 UD SPx 18-19 UD Synergy 16-17 UD Series Two Tin There will be 15 spots. This Break […]