Links 8/18/19

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Links for you. Science:

Think 30-50 feral hogs is a joke? Millions more are rampaging across the U.S.
Quantifying the uncultureds
‘It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie’. A top climate scientist quit USDA, following others who say Trump has politicized science.
Non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals can enhance the spread of antibiotic resistance via conjugation
Prof who lost emeritus status for views on race and intelligence has paper flagged

Other:

Elizabeth Warren Proposes A Public Option For The Internet
Exclusive: We Found Archie Carter
Biden Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Smart as ‘White Kids’ (between this and means testing Social Security, Biden is going to be an awful nominee. If he wins, that would mean anyone would have been able to win.)
Donald Trump is the immigration problem he rails against
Secretive Christian group at heart of D.C. politics ready for its close-up in Netflix docuseries
Uber and Lyft concede they play role in traffic congestion in the District and other urban areas
Want Safe, Bikeable Streets? Get Rid of Free Parking, as Amsterdam Did
It’s not just Donald Trump. Immigration agencies and officials also use language of hate.
A survey explores how Native Americans feel about the name Washington Redskins. No, it’s not that survey. This one is new.
Tucker Carlson’s claim that white supremacy is a hoax is easy to prove wrong. Just watch his show.
Nation’s largest teachers union threatens Walmart boycott over gun sales
Joaquin Castro publicized Trump’s big San Antonio donors and mainstream reporters had a melt-down. Here’s why that’s so dangerous.
U.S. Deported a Detroit Man to Iraq, Where He’d Never Been and Didn’t Speak the Language. He Died on the Streets.
Logan Express bus ridership from Back Bay doubles due to fare drops, incentives
The Heartland Institute Put Out a Very Stupid M4A Analysis (is there any other kind of Heartland Institute analysis?)
Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials
Denver’s City Council, Led by Democratic Socialist, Stuns For-Profit Prison Operators by Nuking Contracts
Post public editor: The absurd futility of fact-checking Trump
THEY MAY NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT ART, BUT KNOW WHAT THEY LIE.
Democrats complain Waters is slow to spread Wall Street wealth (says so much about why we are where we are…)
Salt Lake City May Create Free-Fare Transit

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2 Responses to Links 8/18/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** Salt Lake City May Create Free-Fare Transit ***
    I like this idea.

    *** Democrats complain Waters is slow to spread Wall Street wealth ***
    I’m not sure I understand the gripes. Are those “Democrats” complaining Waters isn’t corrupt enough?

    *** THEY MAY NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT ART, BUT KNOW WHAT THEY LIE. ***
    I watched the trailer of this gem. Over-the-top violence + stupid beyond belief plot – no wonder the makers of the movie figured it would be a winner. Given all the publicity, it will probably still make them a bundle. I don’t expect I’ll ever watch the thing.

    *** U.S. Deported a Detroit Man to Iraq, Where He’d Never Been and Didn’t Speak the Language. He Died on the Streets. ***
    Are the Trumpies defending this abomination? Abolish ICE, and don’t transfer any employees presently there to any other Agency without an especially close investigation of their work record.

    *** The American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s largest teachers union, is threatening to boycott the giant retailer if it continues to sell guns. ***
    Politically correct BS. Not a freaking thing will change if Walmart never sells another firearm.

    *** Prof who lost emeritus status for views on race and intelligence has paper flagged ***
    His editorial/opinion was painful to read. The man is 89 years old, and has lost any mental flexibility he might have once had. Even a layman like myself can notice many factors he ignored to reach his opinions about the stupid Irish or 86 IQ for native American Indians. That said, I’m going to be even harder on the college students who shout Zeig Heil! at lectures. These 20-Something kids are doing this as a testimonial demonstration of their Faith, and while they’re generally quite bright themselves, at that age they lack both experience and wide-ranging information. Those “Equalitarians” have a religious belief akin to holding that Mary ascended bodily into heaven. Or a pre-war Japanese peasant who KNEW he was a God and superior to every non-Japanese on the planet. One of the other ‘raps’ against Lynn is that he signed the 1994 Letter to the Wall Street Journal.
    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.366.7808&rep=rep1&type=pdf
    Previously Garrett Hardin has been dinged because he was among the people signing that one. In 1994 Hardin was 79 years old, and not in the best of health. I suspect he had become quite inflexible in some ways by then, and wasn’t giving a lot of time to things he had All Figured Out. Like with the current Lynn essay, that old WSJ letter was not well thought out. Which is a sad thing to say regarding a bunch of professionals making solemn declarations about “Intelligence”.

  2. harrync says:

    I think Denmark should put Greenland on eBay; start it at 99c – with a reserve, of course. Maybe some libertarian Silicon Valley billionaire will outbid Trump. Then they can have a real island for their libertarian paradise of a country, instead of some phony floating island. The listing should include “Great investment opportunity. Global warming will make Greenland green again.”

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