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.
SF New Mexican: Tensions soar as more and more drifters call national parks home.
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.
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.
Vox: I arrived at my friend’s party. A few hours later she died, exactly as planned.
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.
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.
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.
The Fully Intended: Being afraid.
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.
Just before the light diminished.
NPR: First Listen - John Paul White, ‘Beulah’.
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.
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.”
PS Mag: Here’s Why the Navajo Nation Is Suing the EPA Over Colorado’s Mining Catastrophe
Vox: Amber Heard did what abuse victims are “supposed” to do.
Atlas Obscura: Nobuo Fujita’s Sword – Brookings, Oregon.
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.
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.
Register.UK: Amazon now renting cloudy desktops for $0.22 an hour.
Of note. If you need access to Win7, perhaps ...
ANN: 40,000 shipwrecks waiting to be found off British coast, says Historic England.
NY Daily News: EpiPen price hike sends doctors and patients scrambling.
Criminal. FDA? Mr Obama?
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.
Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.
Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.