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BBC: Prince death - Powerful drugs found in singer’s home ‘were mislabelled’.

Jeez. Someone screwed up, big time. I’m sure the boards will be full of conspiracy theories now.

08/22/16 • 10:00 AM • HealthMusic • No Comments

SF New Mexican: Tensions soar as more and more drifters call national parks home.

I’ve not encountered this. Yet.

08/22/16 • 09:57 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHome & LivingNatureSanta Fe Local(6) Comments

Slate: NBC’s Olympics ratings were way down.

For some inexplicable reason, I had zero interest this year. I didn’t watch a single event. Don’t know why. Sports are not a big interest of mine, but I would usually show up for some gymnastics or swim meet footage. Perhaps all the negative lead-in about Rio. Maybe. I’ll have to think about it more. Phelps capped an amazing career, but my memory of Mark Spitz’ domination still means more. Maybe it’s my age/era.

08/22/16 • 09:45 AM • PsychologySports • No Comments

Political Wire: Trump Begins Preparing for Debates.

Ailes. Don’t poo-poo this. He and Atwater engineered the character assassination of Dukakis, back when Bush Sr. ran for Prez. The challenge will be keeping the messenger from going rogue; unless they use an earpiece [and even if they do], it ain’t happening.

08/22/16 • 09:06 AM • HistoryPolitics1 Comment

Vox: I arrived at my friend’s party. A few hours later she died, exactly as planned.


08/22/16 • 09:00 AM • HealthHuman RightsLaw1 Comment

NY Review of Books: ‘Hot’ Sex & Young Girls, by Zoë Heller.

It would be a salutary thing to have some old-school feminist pugnacity injected back into the culture.” Amen. Though I suspect a bitter backlash when the current generation starts to age and realizes all they gave up.

08/21/16 • 12:37 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsPsychology • No Comments

The Hill: Republicans say party can’t afford to cut ties to Trump.

While some in the GOP have called for Republicans to cut Trump loose sooner rather than later to avoid lasting damage, strategists concerned about control of Congress in 2017 say that would be disastrous.” More popcorn moments.

08/21/16 • 10:55 AM • Politics(2) Comments

ANN:16th-Century shipwrecks found off Cape Canaveral linked to lost French colony.

Is it a Spanish wreck with French plunder, or a French warship? Time will tell.

08/21/16 • 10:40 AM • HistoryScience • No Comments

The Fully Intended: Being afraid.

Congratulations, Mollie!

08/20/16 • 12:55 PM • PersonalPsychologyWeblogs • No Comments

vowe dot net: Move from Evernote to OneNote on a Mac.

I think I’ve expressed before, if I were starting from scratch, I’d look closer at Eaglefiler. I don’t use Evernote or OneNote regularly from mobile devices. Though, as with all things digital, that will likely change.

08/20/16 • 12:27 PM • InternetPersonalSoftware • No Comments

Just before the light diminished.

Just before the light went.

08/19/16 • 08:25 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

NPR: First Listen - John Paul White, ‘Beulah’.

Missed this on the 11th. Available on Spotify now. Spinning it as we speak. More depth here: ‘Never put a wedding ring on a song.’

08/19/16 • 05:31 PM • Music • No Comments

National Geo: Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?

My God. Nat’l Geographic, in rigor mortis. Not a peep about Colin Fletcher - or more importantly, Harvey Butchart, without whom many sections wouldn’t have been known to be passable. These later through-walkers stand on the shoulders of giants. For shame, Nat’l Geographic. For shame.

08/19/16 • 05:08 PM • EnvironmentalHistoryTravel1 Comment

BillMoyers.com: What Would Joseph Campbell Say About Donald Trump?

Unlike the hero who serves humanity, Trump is simultaneously serving his own self-destructive “dark side” while calling forth America’s dark side — bullies obsessed with money, power and materialistic success, absorbed with their own hubris and empire. Instead of trying to improve the system and make it better for all, he is trying to blow it up. The alternative he offers would be chaos.

08/19/16 • 05:00 PM • BooksHistoryPoliticsScholarly • No Comments

PS Mag: Here’s Why the Navajo Nation Is Suing the EPA Over Colorado’s Mining Catastrophe

If you’re one of those nobs who thinks ‘sour grapes’, educate yourself as to why the Navajo feel the Feds seem intent on poisoning them to death.

08/19/16 • 04:50 PM • EnvironmentalHistoryHuman RightsNaturePolitics • No Comments

Vox: Amber Heard did what abuse victims are “supposed” to do.

*Ahem* Yes, well ... some of us smelled a rat. The media can generalize all it wants to, critique itself. Real people around here have ears to hear, eyes to see.

08/19/16 • 04:42 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsLaw • No Comments

Atlas Obscura: Nobuo Fujita’s Sword – Brookings, Oregon.

Good lord, are they crazy? A katana needs constant care - esp. an historically valuable one. This shouldn’t be allowed to tarnish and molder in a case. This should be performed on a regular basis.

08/19/16 • 04:36 PM • HistoryTravel • No Comments

SF New Mexican/AP: Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign.

Jeebus. The Republican’s nominee’s advisers were in direct cahoots with ... and I use their term ... “the commies.” If this were the pre-internet media, revelations would blow the campaign to smithereens. As it is, it’ll be gone in the news cycle in hours.

08/19/16 • 12:15 PM • Politics • No Comments

The Atlantic: The Difficult Math of American Health Care.

At the end of the day, who has health insurance in the U.S.? It’s people on Medicare and Medicaid, who don’t pay the full cost of their coverage because the government picks up most or all of it. It’s people on employer-sponsored plans, who tend not to realize they pay the full cost because they get large (though declining) subsidies from their employers. And it’s people who buy Obamacare policies, many of whom don’t pay the full cost because they get subsidies, and many of whom place a high value on insurance because they know they are sicker than average.” Those are the people who say it’s great. The rest of us are stuck with absolute useless, expensive insurance - enforced by law.

08/19/16 • 12:07 PM • EconomicsHealthPolitics • No Comments

Register.UK: Amazon now renting cloudy desktops for $0.22 an hour.

Of note. If you need access to Win7, perhaps ...

08/19/16 • 11:22 AM • ComputingInternetMicrosoft • No Comments

ANN: 40,000 shipwrecks waiting to be found off British coast, says Historic England.

People who are regular walkers along the coast or who have dogs should look out for them and let us or local historians know if they spot one.

08/19/16 • 11:08 AM • HistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

NY Daily News: EpiPen price hike sends doctors and patients scrambling.

Criminal. FDA? Mr Obama?

08/19/16 • 10:45 AM • ChildhoodHealthPolitics • No Comments

OpenCulture: What Ancient Latin Sounded Like, And How We Know It.

I’d like to see some mention about how it has been perpetuated as a living language in the Catholic church over this long time period, rather than ignoring that vector of input.

08/19/16 • 10:28 AM • ArtsBooksScholarlyScience • No Comments

Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.

Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.

08/19/16 • 10:21 AM • ArtsConsumptionDesignNatureTravel1 Comment

ArtDaily: In Togo, a revival of the ancient allure of waist beads.

What is currently attracting men is the djonou, especially when the colours are well chosen.

08/19/16 • 10:11 AM • ArtsGeneral • No Comments
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