Links 11/14/13

Links for you. Science:

Weak statistical standards implicated in scientific irreproducibility (original paper here)
The Devolution of the Seas: The Consequences of Oceanic Destruction
Our Wasted Opportunity To Solve The Mysteries Of The Brain
I’ve Got Whooping Cough. Thanks a Lot, Jenny McCarthy.
Remedial reading for big-time scienticians

Other:

Adam Hochschild: Veterans Day, 95 Years On: The Enduring Folly of the Battle of the Somme (must-read)
CEOs Gone Wild: Executives Watching Porn Is a Leading Cause of Corporate Malware
Richie Incognito and the Banality of Supermacho: What does being the “toughest of the tough” really mean?
Mike Bloomberg Won’t Be There To Buy Everyone Off In De Blasio’s New York
Finding the Real Rot at the University of California
How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock: Not long ago, the idea of selling a song for a commercial would have been seen as career suicide. Now, thanks to the music industry’s implosion and the rise of a new generation of artist-friendly ad execs, bands can barely survive without doing so. But has the bubble already burst?
Unless Social Security Is Expanded with Increased Funding, We Face An Unprecedented Crisis of Millions of Baby Boomers In Poverty
Yes, your vote does matter
Texas Gun Bullies Use Semi-Automatics To Terrorize Mothers Against Guns-NRA Remains Silent
60 Minutes Benghazi Fiasco: There could have been so many more!
Dear Progressive groups, stop calling begging for my money!
STALKING THE FAUX EDUCATION REPORTERS: The wages of hiring straight outta Harvard!

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2 Responses to Links 11/14/13

  1. onkelbob says:

    Far be it from me to defend whack-a-loon Jenny McCarthy but the pertussis article is just filled to the brim with disinformation. I got pertussis back in 1995, despite being vaccinated numerous times during my military stint. The doctor explained to me that the vaccination is not permanent, rather lasts 8-10 years. The outbreak came as a result of immigrants to sunny California, not because it suddenly appeared among the young and unvaccinated. Guess what, immigrants will keep coming, and the vaccine may wear off any day. So yes, it’s important to be vaccinated (especially if you’re young, under age 5) but that vaccine will eventually fail and you will be susceptible again. Oh and one last thing, after day three of my antibiotic regimen (which I continued for the remaining 5 days) the cough subsided. So the reporter is pretty much a moron for allowing it to go on as long as she did.

  2. Min says:

    Millions of baby boomers in poverty. Why do you think that people have been bad mouthing boomers for years? So that the rest of us will accept poverty for aged boomers as their just deserts. The right wing propaganda machine in this country is awesome! :(

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