Monthly Archives: January 2019

Links 1/31/19

Links for you. Science: Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake The herd to the rescue: How an invisible shield can keep us healthy Letter in response to Jan. 17 article in The New York Times California’s most famous … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

In The Jungle

Observed on P Street NW, between 14th and 15th, Logan Circle, D.C.:

Posted in DC

First, We Stop The Dying. Then, If Needed, We Worry About Inflation

With radical centrist Howard Schultz tossing his hat into the ring, as predicted, radical centrists are starting up with the ‘how are you going to pay for it?‘ crap. The snarky answer would be, “We’ll pay for it the same … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Ethics, Healthcare | 4 Comments

Links 1/30/19

Links for you. Science: There’s No Medical Reason to Get Your Period While On the Pill The endless hunt for the perfect flu vaccine Go to bed! Brain researchers warn that lack of sleep is a public health crisis. And … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | 2 Comments

Good Boy

Observed in Blagden Alley, D.C.:

Posted in DC, Dogs

The Cost Of Large Concentrations Of Wealth

One problem when the wealthy, whether individuals or corporations, have so much damn money is that it becomes trivial for them to buy out people (as crass as that sounds). From an article about computer scientists, we find the following … Continue reading

Posted in Economics

Links 1/29/19

Links for you. Science: Errors in long-read assemblies can critically affect protein prediction Is the fishing industry leaving enough food for Antarctica’s top predators? Dinosaurs, fossils and the experts who study them have all waited for an end to the … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

If ‘Football For a Buck’ Had Been Published In 2015, Trump Wouldn’t Be President

Not that I’m blaming author Jeff Pearlman, author of Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL, which is about the short-lived US Football League from 1983 to 1987. What’s remarkable in the book is … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Books, Football, Resistance Rebellion And Death

Links 1/28/19

Links for you. Science: How corruption in forensic science is harming the criminal justice system A diver’s extremely close visit with a giant great white shark went viral. Marine biologists say don’t copy her. Experts warned this floating garbage collector … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

Why A Howard Schultz Candidacy Would Be Awful: It’s The Press Corps, Stupid

Last week, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that he’s thinking of running for president as an independent. Naturally, there was considerable concern that Schultz might pull votes from the eventual* Democratic nominee. While that might be a problem, there’s an … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Social Security