Links 8/19/19

Links for you. Science:

Cats understand their names and are probably just choosing to ignore you
Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t believe the government should have any
Global Genetic Cartography of Urban Metagenomes and Anti-Microbial Resistance
23andMe had devastating news about my health. I wish it hadn’t come by email (some of us warned about this)
This Bread Recipe Starts With 4,000-Year-Old Yeast


Public Transit Projects Cheaper Than Uber’s $5.2 Billion Q2 Losses, Ranked
D.C. to provide free taxi rides to grocery stores for communities east of the Anacostia (how about more and more frequent buses?)
Biden’s Newest Advisor Is a George W. Bush Appointee Who Supported the Iraq War (ugh)
‘Hispanic invasion’: A white nationalist version of Texas that never existed
William Perry Pendley did not have Senate approval. Congress should not stand for it.
Surveillance and the high cost of living have made it harder than it was to just say fuck this job — which I seriously believe is why society is so deranged now.
A Plan to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country
They were killers with submachine guns. Then the president went after their weapons.
The Right Wing Is Trying to Make It a Crime to Oppose Fascism (step #1: stop calling it ‘antifa’ and starting calling it ‘anti-fascism’)
Top DHS cyber official calls paper ballot backups necessary for 2020 election
Group sex app leaks locations, pics and personal details. Identifies users in White House and Supreme Court
We’re Raising a Generation That Views Mass Murder as Normal
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Ivanka Trump
It’s Time to Repeal—and Replace—the Second Amendment
Kid Rock, Who Slut-Shamed Taylor Swift, Is a Rich-Kid Poseur Who Grew Up on a $1.3 Million Estate
Fighting Capitalism With Capitalism
‘Separate Programs for Separate Communities’: California School District Agrees to Desegregate
Quillette loves hoaxes that embarrass the left. Here’s how “Archie Carter” hoaxed Quillette.
Who Broke Baltimore? We Did. Baltimore’s decline isn’t an accident. It took decades of government intervention and hundreds of millions of dollars.
The FBI Told Congress Domestic Terror Investigations Led to 90 Recent Arrests. It Wouldn’t Show Us Records of Even One.
How the Supreme Court Is Rebranding Corruption

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1 Response to Links 8/19/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** A Plan to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country ***
    Opinion time: I see this is a silly waste of time and resources. Those students, even in the unlikely event they became good at “coding,” cannot compete with desperate people overseas. Remember how Boeing hired $9/hour workers for the 737 MAX? If Microsoft must be coddled, teach them how to “possibly” secure their handhelds and desktops against hackers and spies. Off the top of my head, I’d say offer them a Nutrition class. A GOOD one to improve their chances of avoiding obesity and diabetes. Another possibility might be to have a “shop” class where the students learned to make simple household repairs. Replacing a bad wall switch or outlet. Rewiring a lamp. Practice using a VOM to make simple diagnostics. on appliances. Change the oil in a car/truck. This may sound trivial until you look at what a Dealer charges for this and other work like plugs and filters. Teach all the students how to change a wheel on a vehicle. They could be thrown “curve balls” like working on the typical over-torqued lug nuts left careless tire dealers. Also, there are always “advanced placement” courses to count towards any college work.

    *** It’s Time to Repeal—and Replace—the Second Amendment ***
    Pure nonsense. The author admits the main problem is a subverted Supreme Court – fix that first.

    *** How the Supreme Court Is Rebranding Corruption ***
    It’s those Supremes again. The list of horrors this branch of government has caused is as long as your arm. Bush vs. Gore. The opening of unlimited big money in elections. Fix the freaking Supreme Court, starting with a limit on the time they’re allowed to be on that court. And make the Supreme Court subject to the rules all the other Federal Courts must follow. Thomas would already be a goner if this were the case. Perjury during confirmation would lead to their being thrown off the court.
    Yes, fix the Supreme Court first.

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