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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Linkee-poo, so much depends upon a red wheel barrow

Strange Horizons is looking for reviewers. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

Yog-blogsoth. An artists blog about drawing Lovecraft creatures and the various mythologies' gods. They pull source material from a variety of places, so I'm not sure how cannon their representations are. (Grokked from Tor.com)

"(R)esearch out of the UNC Gillings and JHU Bloomberg schools of public health shows industrial farm workers are carrying livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant staph into local communities…" Rhut R'ho Raggy. (Grokked from Dan)

Have you been hearing about this college debt problem and wondering just what the hell it's all about. I mean, most people who have graduated college come out with debt. But we dealt with it, right? Except that college tuition has increased by almost 12x in a generation. Although, with the advance degrees, we were in more debt that the current average by the time my wife graduated. And the interest rate wasn't much less than the top number they give in the article. But then, we didn't "own" a house until our late 30s (late home ownership is also causing it's own societal economic ripples). (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

"It is perhaps ridiculous to suggest that economists do what they do only because of the prospect of consulting gigs or think-tank stints. Economists are human beings, with diverse motivations. But it is definitely ridiculous to suggest that such rewards have no impact at all. Economists are human beings, and human beings respond to incentives. Right, economists?" Who watches the Watchmen. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

I've said it before, artificial sweeteners are bad for you. That's a study that found "that a subgroup [four of the seven people] developed significant disturbances in their blood glucose even after short-term exposure to artificial sweeteners…" It's a small study. The effect is that they alter the microbe environment in your intestine which can lead to glucose intolerance (a disorder that can lead to Type II diabetes).

Uh oh. One pollster disses another. Fight, fight, fight, fight. No, I don't believe either. But I will make a prediction, the next Senate will be gridlocked by a recalcitrant minority leader.

That's when, you're Honor, the wheels came off the bus. Hannity on Peterson. First, a defense (based mostly on the "But I turned out okay" argument, serious Sean, might want to re-exam that premise), and then a moving of the goal posts to, "who is the government to tell us how to raise our kids" with examples of how he wants to raise his kids to "hate the same people their parents hate." Get a life, Sean. Oh, BTW, have you moved out of New York, yet. I believe you promised us you would.

Ted Cruz, I name thee Troll. Dear wing-nut conservative, I know you're wingnutty, but could you have picked a candidate to cheer that didn't look so much like Sen. McCarthy, even if they're just as paranoid and out of touch with reality?

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