A little on brands and personal identity. While somewhat emo, still some nuggets of wisdom in there.
On why sugar is bad for you. Not all sugar, but processed sugar (what you add to foods as compared to fruits and vegetables with natural sugars), including high-fructose corn syrup. You have to get about halfway through before you get to the meat of the article (the first third is mostly about the politics surrounding the issue), that it's how your liver must process fructose before your body can use it that is the real problem here. There's the terms insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome in there, that's what I've got, BTW. There's plenty of food and science politics discussed in there. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
The 0.014 Percent Solution by the Slacktivist. All about the battles over the deficit and how they're not what you think they are. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"Logical fallacies, faulty reasoning, and a mob mentality are symptomatic of this worldview. This is the mindset that burned witches at the stake. This is the mindset that carried out the Holy Inquisition. This the mindset that created the Gulag and the concentration camp. This is the mindset that destroyed civilization and brought on the dark ages." What Jim said.
The big deal going through our Ohio Congress? If we should allow concealed carry in bars and sports stadiums that serve alcohol. Great, guys. So glad you've got your priorities straight. Hey, anything about jobs or reducing those evil taxes that stop jobs from coming here, or reducing regulation that keeps jobs overseas, or any of the other shit you all promised during the election? Nah? Yeah, didn't think so. But I'm so glad that while we can't smoke in bars or stadiums, we'll all be able to be packing' heat. Because that usually turns out well in places with high emotions. Proud of the government you helped elect yet, TPers?