London’s Mayor Rejects Plans for Controversial “The Tulip” Skyscraper
Plans for “The Tulip,” a 305.3-meter-high viewing tower designed by Foster + Partners, have been rejected by London’s mayor Sadiq Khan. According to the mayor, the reversal of the previously approved proposal was made on the grounds that it would provid
Hesselbrand Transforms Stables into Guest Suites at Villa Lena, Tuscany
London and Oslo-based architecture studio Hesselbrand has transformed a series of old horse stables at the Tuscan art retreat Villa Lena into rustic guest suites. Villa Lena is nestled in the heart of Tuscany stretched on a 500-hectare wooded estate, dotted w
Cross-border drug traffic peaking thanks to focus on migrant crisis, US drug czar says
More drugs than ever are flowing into the US from south of the border as federal resources have been diverted to the migrant crisis, leaving Border Patrol hopelessly overstretched, the US drug policy chief has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
Open thread for night owls. Serwer: 'What Americans do now will define us forever'
Adam Serwer at The Atlantic writes—What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever: If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere:
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That funny smell: 4.5mn-gallon sewage spill shuts Washington beaches
Power glitches at the two biggest sewage treatment plants in Washington state's King County have resulted in the uncontrollable discharge of millions of gallons of wastewater into the ocean, causing several beaches to close. Read Full Article at RT.com
What kind of idiot believes we didn't land on the moon?
There are some people in this country who just try to undermine everything good about our society, and they are the fundamental reason we can’t have nice things. This group is usually made up of many people called Republicans, but in truth it goes much d
Early Tests of OneWeb’s New Satellite Internet Service Hit 400Mbps
Artist's illustration of OneWeb satellite. (Photo Credit: OneWeb)
There’s a race going on right now to blanket the globe with high-speed Internet access. One of the horses in that race is OneWeb. Their first satellites are already in low Ea
Get Up to 75% Off on These Bluetooth Speakers and Earbuds
Summer and music go hand in hand. So make your season one to remember with these Bluetooth headphones and speakers. Each is discounted heavily — by as much as 75 percent off the […]
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US pressure & EU inaction left Iran with ‘very few options’ except to retaliate
The seizure of British-owned oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz is the signal that Iran's patience has run out, worn thin by European inaction over a year after the US pullout from the nuclear deal, analysts have told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
Daily Kos Elections 2Q 2019 House fundraising reports roundup
Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from April 1 to June 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on July 15 at midnight Eastern Time. Below is our chart of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all key race
Tesla drops request for restraining order against allegedly dangerous short seller
Tesla has withdrawn its request for a court-ordered restraining order against Randeep Hothi, documents submitted to the court where the complaint was filed revealed Friday. Hothi, an individual who is very vocal on social media about his short position in Tes
Merkel, Trudeau condemn Trump's racist attacks on members of Congress
Donald Trump’s racist tirades against four elected Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives and his ongoing nativist appeals to his base of supporters are not meeting resistance from members of the Republican Party. People who are not Repub
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Late Night Snark: Racist-in-Chief Edition
«Trump has spent the week reeling off a series of unhinged tweets and tirades defending his racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen of color, in which he told them to '