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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Linkee-poo takes the money and runs

Stone-age sex-toys. NSFW (depending on where you work and if pictures of stone penises - peni? - are permissible) Although there are plenty of other uses (just ask any teenaged boy on sodium pentathol if their penis is magic), yea, they were probably also used as sex toys. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Terry Gross interviews the author of "America's Bitter Pill" on why Obamacare won't work. He also discusses his own healthcare crisis that happened just as his Time's article was published. Highly recommended.

Why you shouldn't download and install the top 10 apps. Ah, the wonderful world of malware. "Because when the product is free (on the internet) the real product is YOU." (Grokked from Dan)

People are rioting in a midwestern city again, cops move in wearing riot gear and use pepper spray and tear gas to disperse the hordes who were setting fires and discharging firearms. Oh, wait, no, it's just a bunch of white people celebrating the Ohio State victory over Oregon. We can all relax and not call it a riot. I wonder, now that it's happened to fairly affluent white people if we can have a real discussion about police tactics? Yea, probably not (unless there's a semi-famous person in those crowds).

Okay, gun rights activist people, let's review. The first rule of gun safety is to act as if any firearm you haven't personally checked is loaded. Also, um, it's against the law to have loaded firearms in a gun store. Most keep the bullets far away from the guns so they don't accidentally have sex, or something. Also, any range warden would tell you there were two very basic mistakes made here. First, the person behind the counter didn't safety the weapon. Second, the police officer who shot his finger off shouldn't have accepted the weapon that wasn't safetied. You all like to say it's just some bad apples out there and we shouldn't punish the rest of you. Well, you have a lot of bad apples in the bunch. Might want to see to that.

Boom goes bust. Welcome to a replay of the 70s oil crisis, only in reverse. Lots of grist in there, like how American Oil (and this includes both Mexico and Canada who supply most of our foreign oil) is expensive. This is what's known as the end of oil, but nobody in the industry will say that. We're out of cheap oil in America. What's left is both hard to get at, and expensive to exploit.

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