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 2, 2015

Linkee-poo is a bird on a wire

Commercial drones start getting the green light. Unfortunately many hobbyists are giving them a bad name. This is like watching the person who get a kayak because they think it's fun (which I actually do) suddenly realize, "What, you mean there are rules to water crafting?" Yes, Virginia, there are rules to how to use the sky.

"Dark ages can happen for many reasons, all of them are catastrophic. But what dies first is a vibrant civilization's knowledge: its treasure of methods and means; the record of its curiosity in art and science. Once that is gone, once that is forgotten, the long descent into brutality and suffering can begin… This is what ISIS is showing us. Dark ages begin with an assault on knowledge and memory." Tyrants and despots always attack culture, history, and science because all those things argue against their existence and power.

"Two-thirds of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's supporters nationwide said they believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, according to a poll released Tuesday." Proving two or three points with the same dataset.

Project Vertias finally jumps the shark. Well, at least in a way that other people are willing to call them out on it.

"For generations, Democrats and Republicans alike found ways to let individual lawmakers vote no if their votes weren't really needed… Today's partisan atmosphere leads to more dramatic tactics… It's a representative democracy, where the majority rules. Except when the majority agrees in advance that they won't." How our government actually gets things done now.

Progressives are having great sport in pointing out all the conservatives who were in favor of renaming Mt. McKinley (or at least called the mountain Denali). It's like shooting fish with a fish-gun. (Grokked from Vince O'Connor)

Would Ted Cruz and Fox News lie to promote an impression of Christian persecution? Shocked, shocked I am… (Grokked from Steven Gould)

So, Fox News wants to label the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group. Because of course they would. By their reasoning, so it the Right-to-Life movement (and so are the police forces).

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