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Figures of Speech: A data dive into House of Commons debate

Maclean's daily tracker of the words spoken in the House of Commons and who said them The post Figures of Speech: A data dive into House of Commons debate appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Perez Hilton Gives Good Bob Saget In Musical Spoof Of ‘Full House

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

What do Perez Hilton and veteran comic actor Bob Saget have in common? Probably not a lot, until now. The polarizing blogger will take on the role of wholesome TV dad Danny Tanner in new musical adaptation of the long-running sitcom Full House. Hilton will play Tanner in Full House! The Musical! at Theatre 80 in NYC’s East Village just in time [...]

Wisconsin man forced to wear GPS tracking bracelet for life

Over the last couple of decades, the GPS ankle bracelet has quietly become a common technology that most U.S. citizens accept as a part of "house arrest" legal judgments.  But would we be so accepting of that technology if it were possible...Show More Summary

Light Cannon House in Sydney references the scultpural roof forms of Le Corbusier’s famous La Tourette monastery

The clients commissioned the architects to renovate their existing home and bring more natural light into the artwork-filled interior. In order to solve the rather common of the gloomy south-facing terrace problem, the architect introduced two tall sculpted roof forms with a low southern profile. Show More Summary

Why Common Sense Gun Reform Fails

In today's politics, virtually no other issue has Democrats and Republicans more at odds than guns. Just look at this tweet from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on the day President Obama announced his executive action on guns. Complicated...Show More Summary

Cassin's Finch

On one of our trips to Yellowstone I had the opportunity to photograph a few Cassin's finch. I almost missed out because at first I thought they were house finch. House finch are pretty common through out most of the United States. But house finch have more streaking on the belly which this bird obviously does not have. Show More Summary

Why Homes in Major U.S. Cities Are Nearly Impossible To Afford

City photos via Wikimedia Commons. In one narrative of the past versus present in major cities today, home buying was comparatively affordable. For certain strata, housing, like college tuition for a few children, was counted as an achievable goal....

Why Homes in Major U.S. Cities Are Nearly Impossible To Afford

City photos via Wikimedia Commons. In one narrative of the past versus present in major cities today, home buying was comparatively affordable. For certain strata, housing, like college tuition for a few children, was counted as an achievable goal....

Spanish Woman Who Held Peace Protest Outside The White House For 35 Years Has Died

Concepción Picciotto, who was born in Galicia, Spain and is believed to have staged the longest ever protest in United States history, has died at the age of 70 years old. More commonly known as Connie or Conchita, the Spanish woman died in a women’s homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Who Can Drink in Parliament?

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: UK Parliament) Put that snifter away! You’re not allowed to sip on whisky while sitting in the House of Commons. No one is—except for one person. It’s the Chancellor of the Exchequer and for a good reason. Marcus Ethridge and...Show More Summary

Netflix: Is 'Making A Murderer' A New Genre In Film?

Netflix has been in the original content business for three years. Yes, that's how long it's been since it released the entire season of House Of Cards all at once and created what we now commonly call "Binge" viewing. At the time, I...Show More Summary

House of Commons pauses for moment of silence for La Loche victims

Members from all sides of the Commons spoke of the loss that still echoes from the tragedy in the remote community of La Loche, Sask., where four people were killed The post House of Commons pauses for moment of silence for La Loche victims appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Derek Willis / ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of political fundraising shows conservative House Republicans have less and less in common with their party’s leaders, whose donors sometimes more closely resemble those of Democrat...

Cultural Suicide

The other night I caught a bit of the debate in the House of Commons about whether Donald Trump should be let into the U. K. for a visit. That's rich. A bizarre straining at a gnat while swallowing a...

One Single, All-Too Common, Character Trait Unites Trump Supporters

Could this large group of Americans provide Trump with a path to the White House? A great deal has been said about just what sort of person Donald Trump is. The consensus seems to be that he’s a narcissistic megalomaniac with a fourth-grade vocabulary. Show More Summary

What Would It Look Like If Men Did Boudoir

There is a type of photography called Boudoir. Originally Boudoir refereed to a location in the house, usually the lady’s room, but this term has been borrowed for intimate female photography. “The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity [...]Show More Summary

Idris Elba Calls on British Parliament to Help Foster Diversity in TV and Film

Idris Elba has published the transcript of the address he gave to the House of Commons in British Parliament Tuesday, calling for the need for more diversity in British film and television. …Read More

Registration begins for $3,000 grants to retrofit homes against earthquakes

Officials will begin accepting applications Wednesday for homeowners to get grants of up to $3,000 to earthquake retrofit single-family homes with a common structural flaw that can cause houses to fall off their foundation.  Registration begins Wednesday and ends Feb. 20, and is run by a program...

Muslim Politicians: Ban Trump from the U.K.

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

In an unprecedented debate in the House of Commons, British politicians discussed banning Donald Trump from entering the country after he pledged to ban Muslims from the U.S.

Top 3 Luxury Hotels in Boston

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., with historical sites that include Paul Revere’s House, Faneuil Hall, the Boston Tea Party Museum, the Old State House, and Boston Common, the nation’s oldest city park. Show More Summary

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