…..From pigsties to prime locations Brutalists barns and concrete cowsheds: England’s new rural architecture

.....pushing the definition of rustic........... Hidden behind farmhouses and tucked into the corners of fields, bold architectural experiments are under way in the English countryside. A recent change in planning regulations has simplified the development process, allowing landowners to give derelict post-war farm buildings new purposes and, sometimes, exotic makeovers. A fashion for rural living … Continue reading …..From pigsties to prime locations Brutalists barns and concrete cowsheds: England’s new rural architecture

The Baby Boomer War

.....look back... JAMES WRIGHT VIETNAM '67 Of all the tropes about the Vietnam War, one stands out far above the rest in American memory: It was the baby boomers’ war. By the spring of 1967, most American soldiers being killed in combat had been born in 1946 or after. To understand the war, we have … Continue reading The Baby Boomer War

…here come old flat top he come grooving up slowly…

.......now that I've got your attention....... a nibble perhaps?..... "The sun never sets on the British Empire." This phrase was often used to describe the British Empire at the peak of its power as the largest empire in history. Covering 13.01 million square miles of land, almost one-fourth of the world, the empire encompassed about … Continue reading …here come old flat top he come grooving up slowly…

….so what the hell is an aggregator anyway?…..

ag·gre·ga·tor (ăg′rĭ-gā′tər)n. 1. one that aggregates. 2. gatherer/assembler/presenter of digital content such as news stories/reports, music/video and/or other multi media.... presenting such material, newly crafted and available in one place.                    

…how western civilization could collapse….

  ....some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future.... By Rachel Nuwer / BBC /18 April 2017 The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or … Continue reading …how western civilization could collapse….

…..U.S. churches are now costing taxpayers $71 billion a year…..

...... A 2015 study says that tax exempt churches in the United States are costing its citizens $71 billion each year in tax breaks. According to the Secular Policy Institute, religious groups receive $35.3 billions in federal income tax subsidies and $26.2 billion in property tax credits. They also enjoy $6.1 billion in state income tax, … Continue reading …..U.S. churches are now costing taxpayers $71 billion a year…..

The New York Daily News and ProPublica are the twin recipients of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service.

The pairing of a famed local newspaper and an ambitious nonprofit news web site might strike some people as symbolic of turbulent times in journalism. The Pulitzers, administered by Columbia University, are the most prestigious prizes in American journalism for newspaper and digital news coverage. The prizes recognize work from the 2016 calendar year, which … Continue reading The New York Daily News and ProPublica are the twin recipients of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service.

…you say you had to “suffer” through 8 years of Barack Obama?….

..........probably won't work......first try talking to your foot....... One of many, many infuriating parts of having Trump as the President is the insufferable smugness of conservatives. When they're not telling you to "suck it up, snowflake" or trying to sell you fake news, they're gloating: "We suffered for eight years under that tyrant Obummer. Now … Continue reading …you say you had to “suffer” through 8 years of Barack Obama?….

…Kentucky Federal Judge sticks it to trump….

A Kentucky Federal Judge rejected to dismiss the claim from three protesters at a 2016 Trump rally that then-candidate Trump, provoked violence with his rhetoric to have them removed. U. S. District Judge David J. Hale ruled in a March 31 opinion that he is rejecting requests from Trump and his supporters named as defendants… via … Continue reading …Kentucky Federal Judge sticks it to trump….