Links 12/27/13

Links for you. Science:

Sinking Land Brings Calls for Pumping Alternative
A Solar Boom So Successful, It’s Been Halted
Lauded public health researcher also worked for industry, revealing entanglements of science
Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, With Milkweed
The Super-spreading Landscape of Urban Dengue Fever

Other:

‘Duck Dynasty’: White evangelicals rallying for racism (must-read–smartest thing I’ve read about it)
An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: ‘A Genius Among Geniuses’
Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy
The Silicon Valley-ization of San Francisco: The press portrays a ruthless band of techno-libertarians taking over the city. The reality is much different. (pretty much jibes with my experience in MA with techies)
#JustineHasLanded
Why Obama should pardon Snowden: The current thinking in D.C. is reform for the NSA and the rope for Edward Snowden. No.
Here’s the Worst Part of the Target Data Breach
Dana Rohrabacher Is Dirty: Congressman turned $1 million Costa Mesa home rental into pigsty
BRA cuts deals at expense of affordable housing
Bits and Barbarism (the MMTers have had an effect on the discussion)
Confessions of a bad teacher: I took a job in the NYC public school system because I wanted to make a difference. I ended up living a nightmare
Pharmacy Staff Frequently Misinform Teens Seeking Emergency Contraception

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3 Responses to Links 12/27/13

  1. Horace Boothroyd III says:

    The proper thing to do with Snowden is to bring him home, grant him amnesty, and hang the filthy little traitor.

    Problem solved.

    • albanaeon says:

      Yeah. Who wants to know what our government is knowing in our name. Democracy runs soo much better with complete opacity into the workings of our nation. And boy doesn’t that freedom smell great when combined complete ignorance.

      Moron.

  2. Pat Greene says:

    About San Francisco: the complaint I hear most is not that the techies are evil, but that their existence and ability to pay higher rents than anyone else is forcing working class — especially the working poor — out. There is a concomitant concern that this will lead to a less diverse, less interesting city.

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