Links 8/10/19

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Links for you. Science:

Tensions at the US southern border are putting scientists and their work at risk
We Considered Ourselves to be a Powerful Culture (must read; accessible to everyone)
These animals are so ugly. But we need them.
Using a more diverse microbiome, scientists look to create a better lab mouse
New Florida Board of Education Chair: “I won’t support any evolution being taught as fact at all in any of our schools.”

Other:

Bernie Talks Like a Jewish Man from Brooklyn and You Need to Get Over It
He lost his insurance and turned to cheaper form of insulin. It was a fatal decision.
Marie Newman Could Shape the Future of the Democratic Party
What Actual Resistance Looks Like
Health Insurance Churn in the US Is a Nightmare
“NEOM” May Be Our Future
It’s Time Republicans Tried Helping Average Americans. That Starts With Taxing People Like Me
This Virginia politician forgot to put his name on ballot, making a Democratic majority very likely
Hashtag Propaganda
How Climate Change Could Trigger the Next Global Financial Crisis
Biden Inc.: Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career (if Biden is the nominee, this is going to get ’emailed’, and Democrats will lose the corruption argument. He is a disaster waiting to happen)
US Cities Are Helping People Buy Amazon Surveillance Cameras Using Taxpayer Money
Trump Pretends to Like Union Members—But He Really Likes the Fat Cats
Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US
Trump Golf Costs Top $110 Million — More Than 1 Estimate For All Of Obama’s Travel
Cory Booker Says He’ll Prioritize Public Schools Despite Past Support For Charters
I am an uppity immigrant. Don’t expect me to be ‘grateful.’
Do kids really lose their school learning during summer break? A researcher finds mostly not.
There’s no such thing as a free (school) lunch. But there should be (Sanders has a plan for that)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is wrong — at least about the future of the Supreme Court

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1 Response to Links 8/10/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** We Considered Ourselves to be a Powerful Culture ***
    Yet another argument against electricity generation by nuclear power. They aren’t even close to having a plan for the wastes, and those wastes are dangerous!

    *** Using a more diverse microbiome, scientists look to create a better lab mouse ***
    In hindsight this approach looks mighty obvious.

    *** New Florida Board of Education Chair: “I won’t support any evolution being taught as fact at all in any of our schools.” ***
    This is a well-dressed peckerhead with too much authority. I’d propose making a big production of teaching the Theory of Evolution along-side a randomly chosen creation myth from somewhere or other. Since this dingleberry is in Florida, why not a local tribe? (pick another group next year)
    http://www.indigenouspeople.net/timucua.htm
    “When Creator, Yayjaba’ created the world, he created first the Spirit of Water and the Spirit of Wind. Then Yajaba’ created the large pond and in the middle of the pond he placed the land. Into the waters of the pond he placed the swimmers – those that breathed above the water and those that breathed under the waters. Then Yayjaba’ saw that the land was beginning to slide down into the water, so he created the swimmers that would live on the bottom of the waters – there they would always live, feed on the bottom and helping to hold the land steady, to keep it from sliding further into the waters.”
    Teach them side by side. Contrast the amounts of evidence for each. Do the same with Chemistry using the phlogiston theory as a foil. Ditto with Gravitational Theory vs Aristotle’s theory objects move toward their “natural place.”

    *** Bernie Talks Like a Jewish Man from Brooklyn and You Need to Get Over It ***
    Not if Pelosi can help it. Same way as the bitch is tinkering (current link) with primaries and elections to keep her pet Blue Dog Democrats who are Republicans in all but name. The link about Trump’s wasting all the money on flying to his golf courses tells of something which would be invaluable in helping impeach the man – if that was what Pelosi wanted. The woman isn’t just worthless – she’s truly a vast negative in our political system.
    I don’t care how Sanders talks so long as he does a half-decent job as President. The headline caused me to think of an unrelated story about Neil Armstrong. Turns out his apparent botching of the famous moon landing statement was a consequence of him being an Ohio native.
    https://news.osu.edu/blame-neil-armstrongs-speech-style-for-questions-about-moon-speech/

    *** Health Insurance Churn in the US Is a Nightmare ***
    The author did a credible job with his article, but left out a substantial Insurance Company option. That is, You Get Sick, We Don’t Pay You. They have the money to hire a LOT of lawyers and medical prostitutes to delay your claim until you either give up or die.

    *** “NEOM” May Be Our Future ***
    Not unless you have a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars. IMO Saudi Arabia is about to run out of oil, and the Royals are building themselves a refuge. A glance at the map showed it within easy range of the Apartheid Jewish state. I’m sure that for a reasonable annual fee that place will provide a security umbrella up to and including nukes.

    *** How Climate Change Could Trigger the Next Global Financial Crisis ***
    ^^^ And then imagine some of the nonlinearities kick in, which the climate scientists tell us about, and we face a Fukushima-style event. ^^^
    Just an opinion, but when we get to those “nonlinearities”, it’ll be all over except for the screaming and the cannibalism.

    *** Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US ***
    Still in the opinion mode, but I see this as just another effort by Big Defense to milk the taxpayers. Few people know of all the spying going on now – so even in the unlikely event this Rube Goldberg scheme worked, it isn’t needed to keep the American Police State going.

    *** There’s no such thing as a free (school) lunch. But there should be ***
    If you ask a Republican theorist or “Libertarian”, they’ll tell you there shouldn’t be such a thing as free public school. But I’m pleased to finally see in print something I’ve been preaching for years. If the horrible Kamala Harris is willing to toss parents into jail when their kids miss school, the ***** sure ought to be on board with providing a meal for them while they’re in her “pre-prison” place.
    Bernie is a VERY flawed candidate, but he’s the best available. I’ll be surprised If I’m allowed to vote for him. Which reminds me of something I read yesterday: Biden & Buttigieg are already courting the SUPER-DELEGATES. Given the fact Mayor Pete has the most Billionaires in his corner, I’d have to stay home if he is anywhere on the Ballot. It would be pure Election Theater, and I might even be trading down.
    Last count: Sanders has Zero Billionaires supporting him. The reasons for Pelosi to sandbag him just keep piling up.

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