What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, January 30, 2017

Linkee-poo has got nicotine stains on my fingers, I've got a silver spoon on a chain

The Bestseller Experiment podcast interview with Joe Hill. So, sure, that sounds easy.

We have always fought. The onna bugeisha, or women samurai. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

A storified tweet storm about exo-planets. (Grokked from Dan)

"A University of Wisconsin-Madison student who once served prison time for setting fires at two predominantly black churches is recruiting on campus for a local chapter of a national pro-white party, enraging students searching for ways to improve race relations."

The EFF Surveillance Delf-Defense Guide. (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)

Note-to-Self podcast launches their Privacy Paradox project. "We've heard so many stories from you, listeners. You love the convenience of living online. But you want more control over where your personal information goes and who can see it. Researchers call this the Privacy Paradox… Our 5-day plan, starting February 6th, is here to solve that digital dilemma."

So, how goes the struggle? "The American Civil Liberties Union raised more money online this weekend than it normally gets in a year." That's good, cause I suspect they're going to need it. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Ah, those big government grants that all those global climate change scientists are living high on the hog from… only there's the actual reality of the economics. So, a $1.1m grant basically pays for 1 of the 4 grantees to have a graduate student help for 4 years and to pay to publish one paper. Yep. That's pretty much how is goes (note, while this is just quick accounting, there's also no expense included to cover the person who helps write the grant application and helps manage the money and reporting aspects (waves at friend who has that job). (Grokked from Laura J. Mixon)

I've seen reports about how many of our Russian intelligence contacts (not US citizens) have been showing up dead, but so far no reporting, until this. "A former KGB chief suspected of helping British spy Christopher Steele compile his lurid dossier on President Donald Trump was found dead late last month in the back of his car in Moscow." (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)

"Now, another Utah politician is introducing legislation to do just that. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced legislation that would sell off nearly 1 percent of the Bureau of Land Management area in 10 states…" Repeat after me, the National Debt is not like a credit card or loan. Can you "prepay" the debt? Yes. You can buy back bonds… as long as the holder is willing to sell. And then you can retire the bond. Also, selling hard assets to pay soft debt is a very bad economic choice. (Grokked from Laura J. Mixon)

On the theory that the previous weeks EOs were "the trial balloon for a coup d’├ętat against the United States. It gave (Trump's inner circle) useful information." (Grokked from Brent Bowen)

"You may think Donald Trump isn't a candidate any more, but you'd be wrong." And there are SuperPACs ginning up for the 2020 election. Welcome to the permanent campaign. (Grokked from Vince O'Connor)

So in the twitter wars (formerly the Flame Wars) a lot of the comments fired at me (and my friends) concern either hints that the writer has been watching some pretty disturbing porn or focuses around our liberal "tears" and how they won't do anything or hurt them. Okay, so how about a tear gun? Take that, trolls. (Grokked from Dan)

Tweet of my heart: ‏@AnaMardoll Reminder: There is no form of protest that will not have a butterfly effect of mildly inconveniencing someone innocent. (Grokked from Merrie Haskell)

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