The Republicans Broke American Politics, and Media Elites Are Blind to It

Janie Osborne / Getty Images Greg Gianforte's victory, after assaulting an America reporter, should horrify anyone who cares about the strength of our political institutions. May 26, 2017 Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist in a special election Thursday for Montana?s lone congressional seat, a six-point victory that should horrify you because he won with the full … [Read more...]

?Beera? in Bulgaria: All the beer is right here

Share this: ?Beera? is definitely the most unconventional beer store in Bulgaria, and probably in all of the Balkans. Philip Walsh founded the shop in the very center of Sofia. ?Beera? offers hundreds of fancy beer brands from abroad, including from England, Sweden and America. Imanuel Marcus didn?t have a clue about beer. So he went there, and now he does. This is his video report: [embedded … [Read more...]

Cairn Spuds 10th Senegal Well

Cairn has spudded its first pure exploration well in Senegal since the SNE discovery of 2014, its junior partner there Australia?s FAR announced May 26. The new well, FAN South-1, is the tenth well to be drilled by Cairn off Senegal. Thank you for appreciating great fact based news coverage and analysis on natural gas developments. To continue reading please sign in or subscribe. If you … [Read more...]

Critical JKX AGM Set for June 30

East Europe-focused upstream company JKX Oil & Gas will hold its annual general meeting 10am (0900 GMT) June 30 in London, it said May 25. The board is in for a bumpy ride as Eclairs Group representing 27. Thank you for appreciating great fact based news coverage and analysis on natural gas developments. To continue reading please sign in or subscribe. If you cannot read this article, it … [Read more...]

Bulgaria?s environment minister orders check of air quality in village of Trud, long scene of protests over stench from biomass plant

Share this: Bulgaria?s Minister of Environment and Water, Neno Dimov, has ordered an inspection of the quality of the ambient air in Trud, a village about 10km from the country?s second city Plovdiv, and the scene of several protests since last year against a foul stench for which residents blame a biomass processing plant. Dimov has commissioned the Environmental Executive Agency to carry out … [Read more...]

Urban Squatting?s History is More Radical Than You Imagined

Sydney O'Meara/Getty Images A new book looks at the triumphs and challenges of the renegade housing movement. 25 mai 2017 I do not know how to mend a ripped seam, patch a leak in a roof, or replace a burst pipe. I have never hung a door, taken down a door, framed out a wall, or torn down a wall. I do not know what it?s like to sleep more than one night in a row without heat. I do not … [Read more...]

UK Gas Production, Gas-Firing Up in 1Q

UK natural gas production rose by 5.6% year on year in 1Q2017, with January output well up. This is partly explained by the February 2016 start-up of the large Total-operated Laggan-Tormore field in the UK West of Shetland offshore. Data published May 25 from the government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) showed that 1Q gas production was 11.1mn metric tons of … [Read more...]

In The Wizard of Lies, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer Return to a Life of Crime

Craig Blankenhorn / courtesy of HBO HBO's new Bernie Madoff biopic turns white-collar greed into a mob flick. May 24, 2017 Robert De Niro has been in some bad comedies in recent decades, but there?s no altering the fact that he is one of Hollywood?s great treasures. Now he?s back, in HBO?s The Wizard of Lies, doing what he does best: playing a gangster who is difficult to get a moral … [Read more...]

Gender studies journal hoax reveals you can publish utter nonsense

A pair of skeptical scholars pulled off a hoax publication (in, dare I say it, a ?dick? move) to expose problems with the field of gender studies and, ultimately, the peer review and publishing process for scholarly journals. Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay wrote ?3,000 words of utter nonsense posing as academic scholarship? and had the paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Cogent Social … [Read more...]

The Self-Incrimination of Donald Trump

Pool/Getty Images On episode 56 of Primary Concerns we take a broad look at the scandal engulfing the Trump administration, and those who face the most jeopardy. May 23, 2017 A lot has changed in the two months since former chief Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller joined us to discuss the FBI?s investigation of the Trump campaign?s role in subverting the 2016 election: President … [Read more...]