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Friday, August 12, 2016

Linkee-poo loves Rock 'n Roll, so come and take your time and dance with me

Yes, I can. We're The Superhumans, the Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer. (Grokked from John)

The jungles of Venus. Early in it's life, Venus might have been habitable. (Grokked from Dan)

Fight choreography on the stage. (Grokked from Christopher Moore)

Watermelons and the history of farm labor in South Texas. Note the quickly mentioned "farms and industry brought in Mexicans to break the US Labor strike against them." Funny how since then it's mostly been immigrants (documented and undocumented) who work our farms and who are blamed for "stealing our jobs." The later often shouted by the very people who would applaud those farm owners and managers for breaking the union strike.

Humans first migrated to the Americas using the Bering Land Bridge. Yeah, probably not. (Grokked from Dan)

"There's a bit of uncertainty associated with the age estimates, but Nielsen says the most likely age for the oldest shark they found was about 390 years." Greenland sharks, possibly the longest living vertebrates.

This tweet storm by Fred Clark on the difference between whistleblowing and being a scumbag. It's a little fuzzy, but still there is a difference.

This just in, Putin claims that a Polish commando force invaded Crimea blowing up the broadcast tower for radio station Sender Gleiwitz in Gleiwitz. Oh, wait, I may have gotten some of that mixed up.

Why does the media focus more on Trumpster's missteps than on Clinton's? "Trump is also the focus of the news more often because he is nearly always making more news — at least by our traditional journalistic definition. He says and does things that are different, that stand out, that surprise and even alter the landscape. Whether being outrageous in debates or carrying his off-the-cuff behavior to extremes in speeches, his sheer defiance of accepted norms and best political practices demands attention… By contrast, the implications surrounding the Clinton emails exhumed by court order are a routine species of scandal stamp-collecting. And they are the fruit of conservative activists and advocates who have been generating anti-Clinton material since her husband was president."

Why should we immediately close Gitmo? "Donald Trump on Thursday said he was willing to try American citizens in military courts at the Guantanamo Bay detention center." That's a good reason. (Grokked from Dan)

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