Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday's Child is Full of Links!

A return after a two-week travel hiatus.....

1.  The most expensive speeding tickets of all time. Finland, oh, Finland.

2. It is a problem. Sometimes, when people disagree with you, it's not because they are on the "other side." It's because you are wrong.

On the inequality of social capital.

4.  Witness the violence inherent in the system!  "I've filed my paper!" Good luck with that, ma'am.

5.  Medieval moneyball on the battlefield....

6. How we screwed up nuclear power....

7.  The US tax system: complicated but still high compliance

8.  Liberal democracy...

9.  Tariffs were dumb. Efforts to buy off the harms caused to farmers are REALLY dumb.

10.  Devin Nunes should be removed from leadership.

11.  Amal Clooney.

12.  RIP, Art Bell.

13.  The first review I've seen of TOMORROW 3.0.

14.  I really do worry that we are on the verge of a "Cultural Revolution," where passionate feeling replaces reason and discussion.  If it comes down to strong feelings implying truth, then only those with strong feelings will have guns.

15. Eu-antisociality.

16.  A "mandatory course." That'll fix everything, Noah. Actually, the REAL answer is PPE!

17. Urban "renewal" as a means of achieving racist goals in cities.

18.  Florida man....oh, Florida man.

19.  A teacher who couldn't read.

20.   Staring. I'd be willing to stare at Ria, frankly, but not Braco. /UzpfSTU2OTQ3OTM5NjoxMDE1NTU5ODUwNDA0NDM5Nw/ All of which reminds me of "Unflinching Triumph"  Robert Anthony Peters as Cousin Donnie.

21.  A punk rock turtle that can breathe through its genitals. Because of course it can.

22. Syrian government is targeting civil government in areas it doesn't control. Because of course it is.

The Grand Lagniappe: An unexpected result in the "Guillotine v. Spray Paint Can" contest.  And THEN