colony.ipub.us http://colony.ipub.us en-US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss socportals@mediacolo.com Martel: Green Hero Justin Trudeau Unbothered by Canada#039;s Rogue Behavior in Philippine Trash Scandal Embattled leftist Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his career on apologizing for his country's alleged "colonialism" and vows to appease the green left. Yet even the threat of war was not enough to get his government to pick up its trash halfway around the world, dumped on an indigenous president. http://colony.ipub.us/news/2697410-martel-green-hero-justin-trudeau-unbothered-canada039s-rogue Thu, 23 2019 19:39:03 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2697410-martel-green-hero-justin-trudeau-unbothered-canada039s-rogue #039;Like trying to build the USA in the middle of the Atlantic#039;: Elon Musk just dunked on Jeff Bezos#039; vision to build floating space colonies Elon Musk dunked on Jeff Bezos' ambition to house a trillion humans in gigantic spinning cylinders orbiting the Earth. The concept is called "O'Neill colonies," named after Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill who came up with the idea in 1976. In a Tweet on Wednesday, Musk said building them would be "like trying to build the USA in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos revealed a vision for human settlements in space earlier this month that verged on science fiction. Fellow billionaire space-missionary Elon Musk said Bezos' plans are exactly that. At a press conference in Washington earlier this month, Bezos presented plans from his spaceflight company Blue Origin, including his ambition to establish a "sustained human presence" on the moon. Part of Bezos' space colonization dreams also involve "O'Neill colonies," enormous spinning cylinders taken from Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill, who came up with the concept in 1976. Bezos said his aim is to house a trillion people in the colonies, which would replicate gravity. When asked by a Twitter user on Wednesday what he thought about O'Neill colonies proposed by Bezos, Musk was less than enthusiastic. Read more: Jeff Bezos wants floating colonies in space with weather like Maui all year long — here's what he thinks they'll look like "Makes no sense. In order to grow the colony, you'd have to transport vast amounts of mass from planets/moons/asteroids. Would be like trying to build the USA in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean," he replied. Makes no sense. In order to grow the colony, you’d have to transport vast amounts of mass from planets/moons/asteroids. Would be like trying to build the USA in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 23, 2019 This isn't the first time Bezos and Musk have sparred over their dual ambitions to colonise space. Musk tweeted about Bezos' Blue Origin presentation at the time, mocking the moon lander's name. "Putting the word 'Blue' on a ball is questionable branding," Musk tweeted. Bezos also reportedly ribbed Musk during his presentation, pointing out the impracticalities of settling on Mars, Musk's stated destination for his own spaceflight company, SpaceX.SEE ALSO: SPACE WARS: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are mocking each other's visions to conquer Mars and the moon Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: I tried $600 smart glasses and learned why they haven't replaced smartphones yet http://colony.ipub.us/news/2696187-039-trying-build-usa-middle-atlantic039-elon-musk-just-dunke Thu, 23 2019 11:44:52 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2696187-039-trying-build-usa-middle-atlantic039-elon-musk-just-dunke Jeff Bezos#039; space colony plans are straight out of 1970s science fiction - CNET The Blue Origin billionaire wants to send us all into space, but turns out humans have been dreaming that for a long time. http://colony.ipub.us/news/2696118-jeff-bezos039-space-colony-plans-are-straight-out-1970s-scie Thu, 23 2019 12:00:23 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2696118-jeff-bezos039-space-colony-plans-are-straight-out-1970s-scie UK suffers major UN defeat over Chagos Islands decolonization The United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the UK's continued occupation of the Chagos Islands -- a humiliating defeat for London on its continued colonial legacy. http://colony.ipub.us/news/2695625-uk-suffers-major-un-defeat-over-chagos-islands-decolonizatio Thu, 23 2019 02:41:36 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2695625-uk-suffers-major-un-defeat-over-chagos-islands-decolonizatio Charles Schwab Challenge Preview: Field, Odds, Tee Times, Picks, TV Schedule Seven of the top 15 players in the world are teeing it up at this week at one of the Tour's iconic venues: Colonial Country Club.  http://colony.ipub.us/news/2694413-charles-schwab-challenge-preview-field-odds-tee-times-picks Wed, 22 2019 16:59:26 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2694413-charles-schwab-challenge-preview-field-odds-tee-times-picks The bizarre and extravagant ways some of the richest royals in the world spend their money With recent reports that Meghan Markle's pregnancy cost an estimated $1 million, it's hard to imagine other royals around the world are capable of spending far more.  However, the Queen of Denmark put $5 million towards her own coffin, while Queen Elizabeth II has purchased approximately 200 designer handbags. INSIDER has rounded up some of the world's richest royals, and the extravagant and bizarre ways they spend their grand fortunes. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. It was recently calculated that Meghan Markle's pregnancy cost an estimated $1 million. With a luxury $200,000 New York City baby shower and her extensive maternity wardrobe, the British royal family certainly seemed to spend plenty on the duchess. However, these figures pale when you compare them to what other royals around the world are spending on much more luxury — or bizarre — items and experiences. Read more: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just announced their baby's name is Archie. From a $200,000 baby shower to a $500,000 maternity wardrobe, here's how much Meghan's pregnancy has cost For example, the Queen of Denmark put $5 million towards the design of her own coffin, while the ruler of Brunei has owns roughly 5,000 cars. INSIDER has rounded up some of the world's richest royals, and the bizarre ways they spend their money. Though not a definitive list — not every one of the world's wealthy royals have been included — the ones on this list are presented in ascending order by their net worth at the time of writing.King Harald of Norway is worth $30 million. Source: Business Insider.   This certainly shows in his extravagant lifestyle. He often travels on his royal yacht, KS Norge, which is only one of three royal yachts left in Europe. Read more: Norway's Princess Märtha Louise reveals she's dating an LA-based shaman Despite his fortune, however, Harald reportedly owns stock worth just $23. According to Royal Central, the king has owned shares in his friend's company — which goes unnamed in the report — since it was created in 1984, back when he was known as the Crown Prince. Queen Margrethe of Denmark has an estimated fortune of $40 million. Margrethe II is the Queen of Denmark, and at 78 years old, her lavish $40 million fortune is being put towards something a little sinister. Source: Business Insider.   In 2018, she put $5 million towards her own coffin. Margrethe spent an estimated $5 million on the glass and silver coffin. According to The Local, the design was completed in 2018 by sculptor Bjørn Nørgaard, who spent 15 years working on it. The coffin will remain covered at Saint Birgittas Chapel in Roskilde Cathedral until the Queen dies.      Britain's Prince Harry and Prince William are estimated to be worth around $40 million each. Source: Business Insider. Read more: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just welcomed their first child — here's how much the British royal family is worth Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, gave birth to a baby boy earlier this month. It's estimated that $1 million was spent throughout her pregnancy. Source: INSIDER. Read more: The 10 richest royal families in Europe, ranked The couple spent an estimated $65,560 alone renovating the nursery at their Frogmore Cottage home, according to reports. Source: The Sun Read more: Here's how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new son is already changing the dynamic of the royal family KIng Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has a net worth of $70 million. His royal wedding to Silvia Sommerlath in June 1976 cost an estimated $1.1 million. Source: Celebrity Net Worth The pair were serenaded by Abba at a pre-wedding gala the night before the ceremony. King Carl and Silvia Sommerlath's wedding at the Stockholm Cathedral certainly was a magnificent ceremony — and their pre-wedding gala at Drottbingholm Palace even saw Swedish pop group Abba perform their iconic hit, "Dancing Queen," for the first time ever, according to Royal Watcher. Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, is reportedly worth $400 million — all thanks to the Duchy of Cornwall. Charles' main source of income is from the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate which was established in 1337 by Edward I, according to Cheat Sheet. The Duchy consists of around 53,000 hectares of land in 23 countries, mostly in the south west of England, according to its official website.  Charles uses part of his fortune to employ a team of butlers at his home, Clarence House. According to former staff, the prince requires his pyjamas to be pressed every morning, and his bath plug has to be in a certain position. Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, who worked closely with the family, spoke about Charles' strict morning routine on Amazon Prime's documentary, "Serving the Royals." "His pyjamas are pressed every morning, his shoe laces are pressed flat with an iron, the bath plug has to be in a certain position, and the water temperature has to be just tepid," Burrel said.  Source: The Mirror. Read more: RANKED: The 7 most expensive watches worn by the British royal family His staff have apparently nicknamed him the 'Pampered Prince.' Burrel also claimed that Charles requests one of his staff to squeeze exactly one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning, according to The Mirror. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II has an estimated $480 million. Source: Sunday Times Rich List. Read more: Everything the Queen eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Her list of purchases include a reported 200 handbags... One thing you'll never see Her Majesty without when out on official engagements is her beloved handbag. She reportedly favours luxury London designer Launar — and the brand's CEO estimates that she owns 200 of its designs, according to Mental Floss. ... and a bat colony at her holiday home, Balmoral Castle. The Queen also owns multiple holiday homes across the UK, with one of her most visited residencies being Balmoral Castle in Scotland. According to CBC, a colony of bats has taken up residency in the property's main hall. Prince Albert of Monaco has an estimated $1 billion to his name. Source: The Richest Albert, who is the son of the late American film star Grace Kelly, bought his mother's childhood home in Philadelphia for $754,000 back in 2016. Prince Albert II may be a billionaire with his choice of royal estate and residences, but in 2016, he put $754,000 of his fortune towards purchasing his late mother's childhood home, according to Architectural Digest. He has since completely restored the property, and opened it up to the public for tours, according to TODAY. Morocco's King Mohammed VI is worth $5.7 billion. When his father, King Hassan, died in 1999, he inherited a 35% share in a holding company that has stakes in the country's largest bank, Attjariwafa. Source: Forbes.   When guests come to visit the king, they often stay in the Royal Mansour Marrakech — a luxury five-star hotel he commissioned under 'no budget.' Source: Forbes. Hilary Clinton, John Legend, and Sam Smith have all been guests at the hotel. You'll definitely need a pop star's salary to afford an overnight stay — the cheapest room costs $925 per night. Source: Mail Online. Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein has a net worth of $7 billion. Source: Foreign Policy He donated $12 million of his fortune to Princeton University's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination back in 2000. According to Foreign Policy, Liechtenstein's head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II, personally donated towards the Princeton University programme, which aims to "support teaching, research, and publication about issues related to and emerging from self-determination." Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and ruler of the United Arab Emirates, is worth $18 billion. He runs the world's second largest wealth fund, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which is worth approximately $733 billion. Source: Sheen Services Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is the monarch of Brunei. He is said to have a fortune of $20 billion... Source: The Richest. ... which certainly shows in his luxurious purchases. He reportedly owns more than 5,000 cars, which have a combined worth of $4 billion. Read more: 500 Rolls-Royces, $20,000 haircuts, and a 1,788-room palace: Everything we know about the lavish life of the Sultan of Brunei, who sparked outrage after introducing a law punishing homosexuality with death During the 1990s, his family reportedly accounted for almost half of all Rolls-Royce purchases in the world. Bolkiah has 500 Rolls-Royces, and also owns the last Rolls-Royce Phantom VI. He was even awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest Rolls Royce collection in 2011. He also owns a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, a Bentley Continental R, a Ferrari Mythos concept car, both of the Ferrari 456 GT Sedans, as well as the only right-hand drive Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR in the world. Source: Business Insider. Bolkiah's other interests include wild animals. He even commissioned his own private zoo, which has 30 Bengal tigers. The zoo will often host shows for world leaders during their state visits. Source: Business Inder. Thaland's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the richest royal on our list, with an estimated net worth of $30 billion. Source: The Guardian Earlier this month he shocked the world by marrying his bodyguard, Gen. Suthida Tidjai, making her Queen. Read more: The king of Thailand married his bodyguard in a lavish surprise ceremony where he poured sacred water on her head The surprise marriage came three days after his own coronation ceremony, which is estimated to have cost $30 million. The king's own coronation was long awaited, as the nation mourned the death of his father, King Bhumibol, whose royal cremation was in 2017. Source: Business Insider.  http://colony.ipub.us/news/2693366-bizarre-and-extravagant-ways-some-richest-royals-world-spend Wed, 22 2019 11:41:00 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2693366-bizarre-and-extravagant-ways-some-richest-royals-world-spend Ocasio-Cortez: #039;Colonial#039; Cauliflower in Community Gardens Makes Minorities Avoid Environmentalism Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declared on Sunday that the Green New Deal will reverse purported “colonial” attitudes associated with growing vegetables in community gardens. http://colony.ipub.us/news/2691714-ocasio-cortez-039colonial039-cauliflower-community-gardens-m Tue, 21 2019 18:42:03 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2691714-ocasio-cortez-039colonial039-cauliflower-community-gardens-m From the Archives: Artists of the Claremont colony Members of the Claremont art colony gather for a group portrait. http://colony.ipub.us/news/2690249-archives-artists-claremont-colony Tue, 21 2019 08:00:00 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2690249-archives-artists-claremont-colony Florida Property Where Early Spanish Colonial Artifacts Were Unearthed Is Up For Sale A demolition of a home in Pensacola, Florida has opened a revealing window into the world of Pensacola, Florida in the 16th century. http://colony.ipub.us/news/2686467-florida-property-where-early-spanish-colonial-artifacts-were Sun, 19 2019 13:45:00 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2686467-florida-property-where-early-spanish-colonial-artifacts-were The Colonial Roots Of Pimiento Cheese A Filipina American discovers her favorite cheesy snack has a bloody origin story. http://colony.ipub.us/news/2686180-colonial-roots-pimiento-cheese Sun, 19 2019 11:00:55 GMT http://colony.ipub.us/news/2686180-colonial-roots-pimiento-cheese