No doorways, no windows, no walls
No shelter here on the ground
No standing and no safe place to fall
Just the promise of this distant sound
Bells are ringing all over the world

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Linkee-poo Wednesday

Alligator Category 5 warning.

Aw, such a cute song bird and what a pretty song. "Bite a mouse in the back of the neck… shake your head at a frenzied 11 turns per second… You have just imitated a hunting loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), already considered one of North America’s more ghoulish songbirds for the way it impales its prey carcasses on thorns and barbed wire." OMFG!

"The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age." A "link tax". Sure, that will work. If I read this correctly, it shouldn't directly affect these links (but it depends on how one reads the exemption). (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)

"We take authority over Florence and we say, 'You will not grow, you will not hit land, you will not do destructive things to America or anywhere.' As a member of the body of Christ, I have authority over the storms and right now, I take authority over Florence, over any of the demonic army controlling it and powering it and steering it and I say, 'No, you do not have authority over the weather, but we do.'" Yeah I really have to finish that damn book. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"An arsonist was caught on video setting fire to a Planned Parenthood building in California and now the FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest… The fire at the Planned Parenthood in Watsonville started around 4 a.m. local time on July 20, Watsonville police said." Ah those "peaceful non-disruptive protestors" are at it again. (Grokked from Justine Larbalestier)

Dear Carolingians, this is what the Trump administration says is an unsung success story. "What may be millions of water bottles. meant for victims of Hurricane Maria, have been sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, since last year, according to @FEMA…" (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)

"All of California’s electricity will come from clean power sources by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change." If the cost of renewable energy continues to drop, it might not take that long. (Grokked from Laura J Mixon)

One trick pony gonna work that one trick. "With congressional elections looming, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed more deficit-expanding tax cuts, an effort seen by some tax experts as unlikely to become law and geared chiefly toward winning votes."

"So yes, Fear offers insight into a dysfunctional policy process, with new details of President Trump ranting, raving, and clashing with aides behind the scenes. But it also tells the particular story that Woodward’s major sources have chosen to tell him, and reflects their points of view and priorities."

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