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The Atlantic: John Boehner on Ted Cruz - ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’.

I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.

Later: A sort of subtext on the above, from Vox.

04/28/16 • 10:22 AM • Politics • No Comments

WaPo: Paris terror suspect is ‘a little jerk,’ his lawyer says.

Mary referred to Abdeslam in French as a ‘petit con’ — a phrase that could be translated as ‘little jerk’ or a—hole — who was ‘more a follower than a leader’ among ‘Molenbeek’s little delinquents.’ He said Abdeslam ‘is the perfect example of the GTA generation who thinks he lives in a video game.’ (GTA stands for “Grand Theft Auto,” a popular gaming franchise that enables players to embark on deadly rampages and killing sprees in a virtual city.)” Points to economic opportunity and education as being reasonable preventatives, though.

04/28/16 • 10:20 AM • LawPolitics • No Comments

National Geographic: Exclusive Photos Show Destruction of Nineveh Gates by ISIS.

According to Danti, the Islamic State’s scorched earth policy is psychological warfare intended to give the appearance that they are in control and to make onlookers feel powerless.” The payback for this wonton destruction, however, may be merciless.

04/28/16 • 10:18 AM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • No Comments

Register.UK: Batten down the hatches! OpenSSL preps fix for high impact vulnerability.


04/28/16 • 10:01 AM • InternetSecurity • No Comments

PDN: Ilford Brings Black & White Film Developing to U.S.

Missed this on Monday! Time to roll out my old film cameras again!

04/28/16 • 09:47 AM • Photography • No Comments

Flutterby™!: On Afghanistan and Higher Education Funding.

Dan’s at the same place I am. I doublethink my linking efforts here constantly, because vetting even the most benign articles is now a requirement.

04/28/16 • 09:25 AM • NewsWeblogs • No Comments

PS Mag: Does Hillary Clinton’s Gender Give Her an Advantage?

A refreshingly different take from the usual ‘victimhood’ line: “ Many adults (34%) think that female politicians are better at working out compromises than their male counterparts. Only 9% say men are better.

04/27/16 • 05:39 PM • Politics • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Ten inconsistencies in Trump’s big foreign policy address.

It is perhaps unfair, however, to dwell too closely on textual analysis of a speech clearly written by a number of people.” As I mentioned, a teleprompted speech. I know what goes on behind the scenes ...

04/27/16 • 05:27 PM • Politics(2) Comments

SF New Mexican: Tens of thousands set to gather for nation’s largest powwow.

If you haven’t experienced it, put it on the bucket list.

04/27/16 • 05:25 PM • HistoryHuman RightsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Neurodiversity.com: Screams, slaps & love (1965).

Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Therapists got angry with my stutter, but I never had to experience this. Perhaps I should count myself lucky.

04/27/16 • 03:22 PM • HealthHistory • No Comments

WSJ: How Trump Killed Reaganism.

Be even better if I could read the whole thing. When are newspaper sites going to give us micropayment per-article prices?

04/27/16 • 02:47 PM • HistoryNewsPolitics(4) Comments

Politico: Trump passes Romney’s popular vote total, likely to break GOP record.

Ouch. But, if you were wondering, Hillary’s over 12 million.

04/27/16 • 02:27 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

NY Times: Donald Trump, Laying Out Foreign Policy, Promises Coherence.

You recall the Right-wing warning about ‘teleprompter speeches’ ...

04/27/16 • 02:21 PM • Politics • No Comments

The Atlantic: The Two Contradictory Ideas Many Americans Have About the Economy.

Many Americans, then, are holding two contradictory ideas in their mind at once: the optimistic belief that their success is in their hands (on display since Tocqueville’s Democracy in America) and the acknowledgement that wages have been steadily stagnating (on decline since the band America).” Dumb reference, that last one.

04/27/16 • 02:00 PM • EconomicsHome & LivingNewsPolitics • No Comments

SciAm: Many More Republicans Now Believe in Climate Change.

Forty-seven percent of conservatives now say the climate is changing, a leap of 19 points since the midterm elections of 2014.” Repeat after me: Solar. Solar. Solar.

04/27/16 • 01:53 PM • EnvironmentalPolitics • No Comments

SciAm: Trump Culture - Threat, Fear and the Tightening of the American Mind.

Tightness/looseness? I look forward to peer review of this one.

04/27/16 • 08:30 AM • Politics • No Comments

I wish I could link some of the good articles at The Nation.

After three ‘free reads’, they start putting popup roadblocks in the way. So I can’t expose you to their work. There is one today on Sanders and Progressivism that I wanted to comment upon.

04/27/16 • 08:23 AM • NewsPoliticsWeblogs • No Comments

Atlas Obscura: The Epic Century-Long English Battle to Rid Itself of American Squirrels.

Excuse me if I remind our Brit friends that they gifted us with overabundant English sparrows and starlings (to name just a couple of invasives).

04/27/16 • 07:35 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryNatureTravel(3) Comments

Atlas Obscura: For Sale - Solar Panels at IKEA.

There is no word as to whether IKEA will bring their solar initiative to the United States or elsewhere, but there is no telling how much energy costs could be lowered by creating solar powered bachelor pads the world over.” As I’ve highlighted before, if you cannot afford a whole-house makeover, a room-at-a-time is less costly in the short term (though more expensive in the long run).

04/27/16 • 07:32 AM • ConsumptionDesignEnvironmental • No Comments

ArtDaily: London’s Big Ben to fall silent for months during “desperately” needed repairs next year.

In order to keep the clock ticking, we must now take the time to thoroughly inspect and restore it.

04/27/16 • 07:30 AM • HistoryTravel1 Comment

Guardian.UK/Live primary results: track votes in MD, CT, PA, DE and RI.

The animations make the news slightly more bearable.

04/26/16 • 05:44 PM • Politics • No Comments

PS Mag: Can Holy Lands Become Holy Democracies?

A very good, if somewhat light, read.

04/26/16 • 02:59 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPoliticsReligion • No Comments

c|net: Mechanical doping - Cyclist sentenced to 6-year-ban for using bike with hidden motor.

Made me curious, so of course I delved deeper. Noone was showing diagrams. Vivax was the alleged motor. Another look at how these cheats work, and potential past uses.

04/26/16 • 02:56 PM • DesignSports • No Comments

Dissent: Is Labor a Commodity in Wisconsin?

Surely if labor (or labor power) is a commodity, it is as Marx and many others have noted a peculiar one. It has sentience, feelings, ideas and the capacity for resistance. It’s not just another bar of soap.

04/26/16 • 01:14 PM • EconomicsHistoryHome & LivingLawPolitics • No Comments

PoG Photo Archives: Corner of Martinez Street and Hillside Street, Santa Fe.

Might even be the same building over on the right.

04/26/16 • 12:39 PM • HistorySanta Fe Local • No Comments
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