Protesters Aren’t Stopping US Pipeline Network Growth

By Steve Goreham – Re-Blogged From WUWT

Opposition to oil and gas pipelines produces sensational headlines. Protests of the Keystone XL, Dakota Access, and numerous smaller projects are well-covered by the media, creating the impression of an industry halted by public outcry. But the US pipeline network is steadily expanding and safety is improving.

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Enjoy Singing & Get Better At It

Your Harmony College 2018
“Dean of Education & College Development” is
ALAN BRIAND – NED VP Music & Performance

Harmony College Northeast 2018

Learn More • Sing Better • Have Fun

Friday, Saturday & Sunday •  August 3-4-5, 2018

Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street • Worcester, MA 01602
[ WSU Campus MAP & DIRECTIONS page – HERE ]

with the amazing SUPER SATURDAY NIGHT
“HARMONY SHOWCASE” performances!

Registration OPEN!  •  Classes & Schedule NOW POSTED – see below!

A Great Music Education event – with over 25 Courses & A Super Faculty!


2018 – Two Special Guest Quartets!

HCNE 2018 Keynote Teaching Faculty/Quartets/Coaching/TopGun

Forefront

2016 BHS International
Quartet Champions

Category 4

2018-DIX Quartet Reps and
2017 BHS International Quartet Finalists


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Also this same weekend:  2018 NED CHORUS DIRECTOR track and TOP GUN invitational.


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HCNE 2018 Registration – NOW OPEN!

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

  • PRE-REGISTER TODAY and lock-in YOUR choices!  You MUST register ONLINE!

  • “EARLY-BIRD” registration  through Saturday, July 14, 2018. Save $$$!

  • REGULAR ONLINE REGISTRATION ends SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018. No other opportunity to pre-register!

  • Got that?  PRE-REGISTER NOW!  Don’t wait!  It guarantees YOUR place in the classroom!

– Come Friday, Enjoy the BBQ, and Attend the Friday Classes/Meetings.
– Stay over, have a GREAT Breakfast, Go to
General Sessions with EXPERTS and then On to Classes.
– Stay for Lunch, More Classes and Dinner…
– General Session Meetings are SPECIAL with Forefront & Category 4!

  • AND then … Attend the Amazing Saturday Night Showcase!  All-inclusive!

NOTE-1:  SHOW tickets are included with a full HCNE-2018 registration.  Otherwise: $15 Advance Sale. $20 at the door.

NOTE-2: “On-Site/Day-of” Class Registration in Worcester is NOT possible. You must sign up online in advance, that’s here & now!

SHOW-ONLY TICKETS may be purchased Online Now for $15.00 at the Advance Sale price.
Avoid the lines!  Plan ahead!  NOTE:  tickets on-site, at-the door will be higher – $20 each.


HCNE 2018 Master Schedule



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Rates for 2018 – same as 2016!

Registration is …

Now OPEN (see below)


Exxon Sues the Suers in Fierce Climate-Change Case

By Bob Van Voris – Re-Blogged From Bloomberg Businessweek

  • A ‘conspiracy’ was hatched in La Jolla, Calif., company says
  • Exxon says the suits are violating its free speech rights

As climate-change lawsuits against the oil industry mount, Exxon Mobil Corp. is taking a bare-knuckle approach rarely seen in legal disputes: It’s going after the lawyers who are suing it.

 The company has targeted at least 30 people and organizations, including the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, hitting them with suits, threats of suits or demands for sworn depositions. The company claims the lawyers, public officials and environmental activists are “conspiring” against it in a coordinated legal and public relations campaign.

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Seattle Wage Hike Off To ‘Pretty Bad Start,’ Kills 700 Jobs

By Connor Wolf – Re-Blogged From http://freedomforce.com

Seattle, which recently passed a $15 minimum wage, has seen the loss of 700 restaurant jobs despite the rest of the state seeing huge increases, according to a Wednesday report.

In its report, the American Enterprise Institute looked at restaurant job growth in both Seattle and the rest of Washington. The state itself has gained 5,800 industry jobs since January. Seattle, however, lost 700 jobs in the same time. The state minimum wage is $9.47. Back in June Seattle passed its own minimum wage of $15 an hour. The city ordinance is designed to phase in over the course of several years. It will reach $15 an hour by 2017 for most employers.

“One likely cause of the stagnation and decline of Seattle area restaurant jobs this year is the increase in the city’s minimum wage,” the reportspeculated. “It looks like the Seattle minimum wage hike is getting off to a pretty bad start. Especially considering that restaurant employment in the rest of the state is booming, and nearly 6,000 more restaurant workers are employed today than in January.”

Seattle was the first place to pass a $15 minimum wage measure and became the first major victory for supporters. San Francisco and Los Angeles followed not long after and now many cities have either enacted it or are considering it. Some states are also giving the $15 minimum wage serious consideration. Currently it has not passed on the state level.

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The First Thanksgiving

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

In December 1620, a group of settlers (we know them as Pilgrims), originally bound for Virginia, arrived in Massachusetts. They found a suitable location for a settlement, which they named Plymouth.

Besides starting a new colony from scratch, these early Americans also had to deal with a pair of issues which still plague us today: “Foreign”

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