Links 9/12/19

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Links for you. Science:

Workflow systems turn raw data into scientific knowledge
Hate speech detection: Challenges and solutions
New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds
Insect-based food ‘better for pets than top steak’
A New Age of Gay Genomics Is Here. Are We Ready for the Consequences?

Other:

Why Has Trump’s Exceptional Corruption Gone Unchecked? (because professional Democrats are gormless and weak)
Ten Facts You May Not Know About Takoma
One of the most iconic photos of American workers is not what it seems
Bret Stephens Compared Me to a Nazi Propagandist in the New York Times. It Proved My Point.
Well, well, well — they have a tiny bit of shame after all
Terror on Both Sides of the Rio Grande
The Great Tax Break Heist (one could just use the money to build public housing…)
Why black voters are backing two old white guys: A divide among African Americans between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has major implications for the race heading into the fall.
Southeast Residents Lack Hospital With Trauma Center, Despite Great Need
Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging
“I’m a Terrible Person”: Behind the Epic Meltdown That Ended Travis Kalanick
Pharmland: U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham’s Pharmacies Dispensed Nearly 1.5 Million Doses of Opioids in Two Rural Louisiana Towns With a Combined Population of 6,000 People
Campus Free Speech, Under Threat From the Right
Kaiser Hospital Workers Mobilize for Largest Strike in Two Decades
Democracy Dies From Bad Fact-Checking
Should you move to Washington, D.C.?
Daniel Snyder dreamed of owning the R******s. Two decades in, success remains elusive.
Probe of missing Georgia votes finds “extreme” irregularities in black districts
Dismantling the Myth of the “Black Confederate”
Major victory against GOP gerrymandering: State court strikes down North Carolina’s legislative maps
Mississippi’s Gubernatorial Runoff Primary Was Ratfcked by Machine Glitches

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1 Response to Links 9/12/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** Dismantling the Myth of the “Black Confederate” ***
    An excellent article. IMO it could have been even better than that, but this was both an interview and a fairly short piece. Something I’d like to see someday is either a book or a long Ph.D dissertation providing statistics for the number of Black Union Soldiers who were captured vs the number eventually released, and compare those numbers to the White Union POWs. I know from the Confederate records their troops were encouraged to quietly murder both the Black Soldiers and their white officers. It’s just a question of how bad it got. I’m always surprised how many otherwise intelligent Americans embrace the Purple Dream of Dixie and Slavery Forever.
    https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/the-plight-of-the-black-p-o-w/

    *** Probe of missing Georgia votes finds “extreme” irregularities in black districts ***
    Great read. I’m becoming convinced the Democrats have a “hands-off” policy on much of the Republican thuggery at the voting places in exchange for the Republicans ignoring the times the Democrats are the goons. Sweet deal for the two parties, but not so much so for the rest of us. In any event, both parties figure those no-verify computer-voting devices might be very useful to themselves sometime down the road.

    *** Daniel Snyder dreamed of owning the R******s. Two decades in, success remains elusive. ***
    This might not be the safest blog for an opinion, but there are two professional football teams I love to see in the “Loss” column. The Washington Football Club is in second place while the one starting with “New England” is always first. Across the street, free entry, air conditioned box seats and free beer – hell no, I wouldn’t go.

    *** Should you move to Washington, D.C.? ***
    Not unless I won the Powerball. Since I don’t buy tickets in that gigantic Tax On Stupidity, the chances do seem somewhat remote.

    *** Democracy Dies From Bad Fact-Checking ***
    No, Democracy Dies from a combination of widespread Election Fraud and the mafia-like practices of the DNC and it’s brethren.

    *** Campus Free Speech, Under Threat From the Right ***
    Openly professing a desire to use a baseball bat on Trump’s head or to murder a bunch of Evangelicals is really pushing the notion of “free speech”.

    *** Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging ***
    Christian Nation – NOT! Earlier today I read an article about the behavior of Falwell’s kid – the current head of Liberty University. Both that and this one remind me of Ambrose Bierce’s definition:
    “Christian, n. One who follows the teachings of Christ insofar as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin”
    The US is full of Libertarian Christians – the ones who silently cheer when one of the old geezers kicks off. A house or apartment comes to the marketplace, and Social Security saves some money.

    *** Hate speech detection: Challenges and solutions ***
    IMO most of the definitions of “hate speech” in the long report stink to high heaven. If the *ionists (precaution – speaking badly of thieves and murderers, or even naming them! could be ‘hate speech) can’t kill BDS with the Congress, they can try tackling it with software. This is going to be a big club for both special interest groups and the US police state to have at hand.

    I still remember the time I was in a discussion about MacArthur executing a Japanese General who had embarrassed him in the Philippines. The nanny program there kicked out my posts until I realized YamaSHITa was the problem. An asterisk solved my problem, but the stupid software was still in place to trip up others. (painful memory – the Indy Star site gave moderation duties to rightwingnuts, and every time an election rolled around they kicked off all the ‘lefties’. To this day I don’t buy that crap newspaper, nor forget to speak of their beyond crap Editorial Page)

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