Documents reveal conservative group’s anti-green agenda Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms’ profits
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For some reason an innocuous post and image was removed by Facebook, which brings up a few problems with the behemoth social site. Actually, there are a couple of problematic issues.
Conservatives are joining groups in order to report posts en masse thus having liberal posts removed. That information comes from a good source, but I prefer to not name the Conservative groups unless we’re left with no other options. For the record, I know one of the ringleaders’ names but again, I don’t want to go that route yet.
In addition, another problem is that Facebook seems to be throttling liberal sites’ pages, resulting in the pages not reaching the amount of people which they did previously. Numerous sites have mentioned this problem to me during the last week.
If this is indeed going on (and it would not surprise me one bit if it was), then names should be named and offenders should be called out.
I am so freaking sick and tired of the way the right and their cohorts constantly try to engineer consensus (and often succeed at it).
and bingo night is thursday
Garden of Heroes and Villains - Dorsington, United Kingdom
Iconoclastic multi-millionaire Felix Dennis has amassed one of the largest and most personal collections of figurative sculpture in the world in his Garden of Heroes & Villains.
Dennis began his career creating and fighting for the radical counter-culture magazine Oz and became one of the preeminent periodical publishers in the world, rabble-rousing all the way. Famously uttering “cunt” on live television in 1970, and drunkenly claiming to have killed a man during a 2008 interview, Dennis’ more outrageous outbursts belie his work as a passionate artist and environmentalist. Dennis has planted over a million trees in his private Heart of England Forest, which he hopes to establish as a permanent wooded area that will one day be opened to the public when it is strong enough to survive their incursion. At the age of 52 Dennis began writing poetry which has received critical acclaim and garnered him the appellation, the “millionaire poet.” With such a rich life devoted to art and statement, it is no wonder that Dennis’ personal art garden is a wide-ranging collection of odes to his shaggy dog inspirations.
Browse more of the fantastic Garden of Heroes & Villains on Atlas Obscura!
How to dry a soaked library
These may not the best photographs, but they show something quite unusual: a library of precious books drying in a giant warehouse. On November 6th, 1966 the Italian city of Florence experienced one of the worst flooding in its long history. The heart of the city disappeared under 3 meters of water. Among the buildings it entered were two important libraries: the Biblioteca del Gabinetto Vieusseux and the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze. Over 1.5 million books from these libraries were damaged by the water; hundreds of pages were found pasted to walls and ceilings when the water had disappeared.
Drying one book is hard enough, but what to do with complete libraries? First the soaked books were gathered (pic 2). Some were then placed in heated rooms (pic 3), but the majority was hung out to dry in giant storehouses (pic 1). Thousands and thousands of pages from precious books, including many from medieval manuscripts (pic 4), were placed on long drying lines by so-called Mud Angels, as the volunteers were called. Remarkably, a government letter from 2007 warned that there were still thousands of books waiting in storage for their conservation treatment. Obviously, drying a library takes a long time.
More information on the flood in this Wikipedia page and this detailed and well-illustrated blog. This is an account of a book conserver who worked on the soaked books. A really great and unreal movie on the conservation of the books was made in 1968 (watch it on YouTube here).
We know about floods in Iowa City, too. Unfortunately.
Nevada 150 Photo Contest Winner
Image: Newark Valley Lightning
Location: Newark Valley, White Pine County, Nevada
BLM District: Ely
Photographer: Dominic Gentilcore
Rainbow Hair Porn
(fromsmallviletosuperman-the third picture)
The speaker of Israel’s parliament ordered a blood-collection crew to leave the legislature’s premises on Wednesday after it turned down an offer of a blood donation from an Ethiopian-born lawmaker.
Knesset member Pnina Tamano-Shata, 32, wanted to donate blood to a routine visit by an ambulance service but was told by a member of the crew that set criteria disqualified her because she emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia at age 3.
"Under health ministry directives, we are unable to accept blood from donors of Ethiopian Jewish origin," the health official was reported to have said as he spurned the donation.
Israeli Health Ministry criteria bar people born in most African countries since 1977 from donating blood due to a fear that there is an increased risk they may carry the HIV virus.
Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images