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Ghost in the Machine: Then the Rich Got Richer.

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10/01/14 • 03:27 PM • HistoryHome & LivingHuman RightsPolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Mischiefs of Faction: Will Republicans fall in line behind Romney?

You must be kidding.

10/01/14 • 11:55 AM • HistoryPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

FAA: FAA Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production.

In their applications, the firms said the operators will hold private pilot certificates, keep the UAS within line of sight at all times and restrict flights to the ‘sterile area’ on the set.” This sort of indicates how the agency is going to deal with drones. Operators need to have a knowledge of airspace, weather and more.  Just because it looks and costs the same as a toy, doesn’t mean that operation in public airspace is without dangers.

10/01/14 • 09:51 AM • LawMotion GraphicsPhotographyPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Lower IQ in Children Linked to Chemical in Water.

*Ahem.* Guess what’s been showing up in the wells around Los Alamos ... ?  Do check out the Los Alamos Study Group’s page - they do amazing work.

09/30/14 • 09:43 AM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsNaturePoliticsSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Esquire: The U.S. Forest Service Wants to Fine You $1,000 for Taking Pictures in the Forest.

I suspect it is just badly-worded; that they’re intending to just corral large commercial shoots in a safe, predictable manner. Amateur video is breaking through a barrier with all these fancy tracking rigs and tripods and things ... it is up to the USFS to contain any damage. So put a bungee on any knee-jerk reactions until it settles down.

09/25/14 • 01:52 PM • EnvironmentalNaturePolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Review of Books: Age of Ignorance.

Stupidity is sometimes the greatest of historical forces.

09/25/14 • 01:40 PM • Home & LivingPoliticsPsychology • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Gawker: Iranians Sentenced to Six Months, 91 Lashes for Dancing to “Happy”.

Can we talk about implementing a worldwide “Prime Directive” now? Between IS and this. Those who want to go back in time and be medieval, well ... they can be medieval. Noone in the modern world does business with them. No arms. No supplies of food. No internet. No health advances. You break with the modern world, the modern world cuts you off until you choose to rejoin it. Enjoy the dentists.

09/18/14 • 06:28 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ProPublica: A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick.

“Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing so in a more subtle way: by forcing people with a variety of illnesses — including Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and epilepsy — to pay more for their drugs.” Aha. I wondered why some rudimentary generic drugs had gone exponential in price.

09/17/14 • 10:56 AM • EconomicsHealthPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

LRB: Andrew O’Hagan reviews ‘No Place to Hide’ by Glenn Greenwald.

A very good read. Very long, but do take the time.

09/17/14 • 10:45 AM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPoliticsSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change.

Stop it (again). I deal with so many clients overseas now, I find myself constantly apologizing for media-reported American idiocies.

09/16/14 • 11:28 AM • EnvironmentalPoliticsReligionScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: The Last Refrigerator.

I don’t know of an economy that can survive on the principle of ‘You mow my lawn, and I’ll wash your dishes.’ We’re great because we make things.

09/16/14 • 11:14 AM • EconomicsHistoryHome & LivingPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Natty Bumppo, Soviet Folk Hero.

This took the top of my head off. Incredible.

09/15/14 • 07:15 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryPoliticsTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Elizabeth I ‘airbrushed’ for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI.

The original portrait of Elizabeth I, revealed by x-radiography, shows her wearing an elaborate costume with large ‘wings’ around her head. This was almost completely overpainted in the eighteenth century to create the ‘prettified’ image we see today.” No plastic surgery, so revise the paintings ... after all, for politicians and royalty perpetuity is more important than now.

09/12/14 • 09:26 AM • ArtsHistoryPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: How Hillary Clinton’s State Department sold fracking to the world.

If she wins the nomination, I’m changing my registration to ‘independent’.

09/10/14 • 03:09 PM • EnvironmentalPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Dems blame Martinez for loss of Tesla plant to Nevada.

The Dems are being foolish, using this as a lever. Location, location, location. NM didn’t have it, Nevada did. Nevada was likely a win/win even if it weren’t a right-to-work state.

This just shows the Democrats as terribly desperate for traction. Fire your PR flacks, get new ones. There’s plenty to discuss.

09/04/14 • 04:13 PM • ConsumptionDesignPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: BP Found “Grossly Negligent” in 2010 Spill.

BP said it would appeal the ruling.” *Sigh.* Ain’t over ‘till it’s over.  And how’s the Gulf doing

09/04/14 • 02:04 PM • EnvironmentalLawPoliticsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF Reporter: House Rules - Republicans say vulnerable state seats could give them majority.

Ugh. The unmentioned winning motto will be, “Frack NM.”

09/03/14 • 02:23 PM • EnvironmentalPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Coolist: NASA Space Launch System Is The Biggest Rocket Ever.

“Is the?” Will be. If/when built.

08/28/14 • 10:46 AM • EconomicsGeneralPoliticsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Quartz: Archeologists are scrambling to excavate a 2,600 year old city before it becomes a Chinese c

Said it just recently, I’ll say it again. It’s a wonder we have any visible remnants of history at all these days.

08/28/14 • 10:32 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: No ice? Gaza is doing the Rubble Bucket Challenge.

If you haven’t got ice ...

08/26/14 • 11:22 AM • Human RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dissent: Presidential ADD.

No topic seems to hold his interest very long, and so he bounces around without ever persuading the American public.” Given that, the perfect President for our burgeoning social media culture.

08/21/14 • 01:58 PM • HistoryPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: U.S. Tried to Take Foley and Other Hostages From ISIS.

That Operation Eagle Claw feeling again. Sorry, just couldn’t help it.

08/20/14 • 06:35 PM • HistoryPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: Five fascinating charts on the plummeting teen birth rate.

I’d just heard about the dropping rates via radio on the way home, and here’s extra info.  Saves me having to go dig.

08/20/14 • 03:11 PM • ChildhoodHealthHistoryPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ProPublica: What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown.

Hmmm. There’s an elephant in the room here, to me. Police today are trained to shoot at center of mass, not extremities. Sans other evidence, the head shots in particular sound punitive.

08/18/14 • 03:50 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Palestinians tweet tear gas tips to Ferguson residents.

This is ineffably sad.

08/15/14 • 11:48 AM • Home & LivingHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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