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, February 21, 2017

Linkee-poo rushing on a Monday

If anyone is wondering why I'm leaving the day thing, this morning is a case study on the majority of my frustrations with this job. So, sorry, late and no fresh links form this morning. (ED, so turned around from the Merry-Go-Round of the day thing I still think it's Monday).

"The researchers found that suicide attempts by high school students decreased by 7 percent in states after they passed laws to legalize same-sex marriage, before the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015. Among LGB high school students, the decrease was especially concentrated, with suicide attempts falling by 14 percent… But in states that did not legalize same-sex marriage, there was no change." Funny how something as simple as affirming people's right to exist can have such wide ranging effects. (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)

"The hunters told police they suspected the shooters were undocumented immigrants they had seen on the ranch earlier in their trip. Their story soon jumped into online right-wing circles, thanks in part to Texas Commissioner of Agriculture and Donald Trump ally Sid Miller… But it was a lie, according to police and, now, a grand jury. Investigators determined that guides Walker Daughetry and Michael Bryant in fact shot at one another by accident, striking Daughetry and hunter Edwin Roberts in the process. Daughetry and Bryant were indicted for third-degree felonies last Wednesday." Well they apparently believed each other were illegal immigrants, and so shot each other to protect themselves. (Grokked from Justine Larbalestier)

"But Cohen changed his story from what he'd told the Times. He told the Times that he received the 'peace plan' from Sater and the Ukrainian parliamentarian in a sealed envelope and delivered it to the White House. Now he claims that he received the envelope with the 'peace plan' but accepted it only as a courtesy and never did anything with it. The meeting, he now claims, lasted a mere 15 minutes." Because one often accepts unopened envelopes from foreign diplomats that supposedly contain offers and plans to help solve a world trouble spot's problems and then just sit on them. (Grokked from Lisa N. Morton)

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