And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Linkee-poo, when the night has come and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we'll see

I say ye, Stanislav Petrov. A person who embodied the phrase "cooler heads at the switch." Also note, the thing that tipped him off was his system had only detected 5 missile launches. There is no such thing as a "limited exchange." All scenarios lead to the imperative to launch everything at once. That's the only way to "win". Note, "win" in this case is an esoteric concept as the world would be dead within a few months. There is no winnable nuclear war.

"The attorneys general of 41 U.S. states said Tuesday that they're banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have, over the past decade, led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths."

"But not all demographics were equally inspired to go to the polls. Turnout was up among white, Hispanic and Asian students, but down among black students." While they mostly talk about group motivation, it's almost like there is some other factor at play here.

"Rigid gender stereotypes tied to increased depression, violence and suicide in children." Look, I'm serious. This is my shocked face.

Just going to drop this here, "Certain species of ducks' penises become longer when the birds are fighting with other males to catch a female's eye."

"It turns out (Jimmy) Kimmel understands the (healthcare) bill's impact better than its authors do." We live in a world where comedian talk show hosts are better policy experts than experienced politicians.

"Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost." Because what would the truth have anything to do with conservative politics and talking points. These are people who would argue, if they saw political advantage in it, that the Sun rises in the West. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

Son of a bitch, Ricky didn't lose that number. I really can't read this story of how Rick Santorum is leading the current charge to repeal Obamacare as the grand "fuck you" of his failed political career.

In depth journalism into the world of the alt-right. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

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