Dawn's Early Lights,
After the Clinton-is-the-Nominee headlines from the disenfranchised colony of Puerto Rico, Clinton wins all the Tuesday primaries except Montana and North Dakota. Clinton still has about 11/9 of the pledged delegates that Sanders has, and is out of reach of a nomination without the superdelegates who pledged to her when she was the only one candidate. We will see how much autonomy the FBI might actually have, or not... (Rumor is "not".) Superdelegates: Carrot? Stick? The machine holds both.
Cat sends this article from Professor James Petras about Hillary Clinton the deep-mole, which position justifies the vote rigging, media-control and influence hardball being played to get her into the Presidency before the shit hits the fan. There is a LOT riding on Hillary in office, and Obama's lame-duck projects.
"The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President, without undermining the US quest for global power. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available."
How Hillary Clinton "clinched" the Nomination on a Day Nobody Voted, Mike Kreiger (I believe the American media is strictly scripted, myself.)
Eric Zuesse presents this article about the force-feeding of the global-corporate-rule TTIP down the throats of Europeans and Americans, which will have to be in the "lame duck" session. (Zuesse uses some nearly-colorful allegorical language here.) Thanks Eleni.
The US may completely ban Chinese steel. This is trade war writ large. This level of intervention against Japan in the 1930s directly led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as was intended by Roosevelt.
Finland is well into the process of preparing a 100,000 year tomb for it's nuclear waste. King Tut would approve.
Our Renewable Future, by Richard Heinberg and David Fridley is a new book about to be released, with an excellently balanced view of the factors we need to face (climate change; habitat destruction) and the factors which are inescapable (depletion of the easy fossil fuels, copper, forests, fossil water, etc.).
The introduction to the book is here, is well considered, and presented without partisanship or drama.
Store rain in your soil and let it supply your garden.
There are fancier and less fancy ways to do this. This is fancier than what I have done with segregating garden areas into areas to direct flow, hold flow, and sink that held water into the ground for storage. Each garden or growing system has it's own needs and capabilities. In central Texas summer we need the dripper hoses and mulch for the garden to survive August.