Monthly Archives: January 2019

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

Links 1/27/19

Links for you. Science: ‘We Didn’t Get Ph.D.s Just to Sit Around’: Civil Servants’ Good Will Erodes No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime ‘We are going backward’: How the justice system ignores science in the pursuit of convictions World’s … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

People Need To Get Out More

This is largely based on anecdote (though some U.S. Census data seem to support this), but it seems people don’t move around the U.S. as much as they used to*. Without getting into the reasons why, this is not a … Continue reading

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Links 1/26/19

Links for you. Science: We need to rethink everything we know about global warming: New calculations show scientists have grossly underestimated the effects of air pollution (needs to be examined further, etc.) Research Suggests Trump’s Election Has Been Detrimental to … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: When They Tell Us Who They Are ’24’-ing Immigration: The Sicario Edition MLK On Civil And Human Rights Coal Mining? Political Opportunities For Democrats What The Shutdown Tells Us About The Reality Of U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Roundup