Links 9/22/19

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Links for you. Science:

Invasive Vines Are Trying To Take Control Of Mid-Atlantic Parks — And It Looks Like They’re Winning
Scientists rethink Alzheimer’s, diversifying the drug search
Scientists are racing to reengineer the banana before it’s gone forever
The Plight Of Florida’s Turtles Tells A Troubling Story About Climate Destruction
The health risks of supplements and alternative medicine

Other:

What happens if the House doesn’t impeach … and he wins?
What we need to hear on ‘electability’ at the debate (stop talking around the issue!)
Bernie Sanders Could Be the Next President
Actually, Pete Buttigieg, Sept. 12, 2001, Was Bad
If you wonder what people mean when they say white supremacy is a problem broader than the KKK, consider how so many pundits thought Joe Biden did great last night, despite this racist, classist, incoherent, and disqualifying moment that should send him into retirement today.
Should people have a right to sleep on city streets? Texas joins national battle over urban homeless crisis.
How critical are protected bike lanes? Before and after data on 1200 First St SE tells the story.
Think Castro was ‘mean’ to Biden? Get ready for an absolute bloodbath.
How Jewish Should the Jewish State Be? The Question Shadows an Israeli Vote (all politics is local…)
Jim Crow Steals N Carolina 9th CD
How Greedy Hospitals Fleece the Poor
ThinkProgress Was Always Doomed
The Senate is Broken. Washington D.C. Statehood Can Save it.
‘Their only concern is for whites’: Man Trump called ‘my African American’ leaves GOP
Boeing’s travails show what’s wrong with modern capitalism
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Inaugural Committee Refunds $20,000 After Audit Finds Excessive Contributions
Playing to Win
How Norway Is Teaching America To Make Its Prisons More Humane
What’s This Dumb Blog For
Meals on Wheels Is Starved for Cash, Leaving Many Seniors Hungry

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2 Responses to Links 9/22/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    What’s This Dumb Blog For
    Meals on Wheels Is Starved for Cash, Leaving Many Seniors Hungry

    An elderly relative of mine lives in what amounts to a one-room apartment inside an Assisted Living facility. Why couldn’t we build a two-story complex of such rooms with the elderly on the first floor and similar rooms for the homeless mostly on the second? Extremely fireproofed – possibly with concrete construction with central kitchens and dining rooms. An internal “meals on wheels” would be an option as well. Warm, running water, decent food. The homeless could apply for jobs in the facility. I suppose somebody’s ox would be gored and they’d howl. Big Nursing Homes?

    How Norway Is Teaching America To Make Its Prisons More Humane
    Lower rates of prisoners plus shorter stays plus fewer returns makes me think they’re getting more for their money than we are. I doubt if Private US Prisons could do this – for one thing they’re into hiring the lowest of the low. I’ve had former Prison Guards brag to me about selling prisoners to other prisoners for sex. Those same Guards make lots of money money on the side smuggling in drugs, cell phones, and weapons. Then there is the Slave Labor issue. ‘Paying’ prisoners a buck or so an hour means a large corporation can rake in hundreds of millions. With this kind of money buying influence with the Politicians is a piece of cake. The extra profits from 20X prices on phone calls and other overpriced goods and services would disappear in a “Norwegian-like” system. Finally, a great many Americans want US prisons to be hellholes. And it ain’t just the Republicans. I remember my dismay when I saw ‘liberal’ blog posts dreaming of Carl Rove being put in a cell with sex-starved Big Bubba.

    Boeing’s travails show what’s wrong with modern capitalism
    Very good. Boeing had the misfortune to kill hundreds of people with their careless greed. Lots of other Big Businesses have avoided the spotlight because their evils are better hidden. Nobody is writing about Lockheed, but we-the-taxpayers are paying through the nose for their grossly overpriced and comparatively useless F-35s. That could end up killing an awful lot of us if that thing is ever needed in a war against somebody other than Afghan peasants.

    ‘Their only concern is for whites’: Man Trump called ‘my African American’ leaves GOP
    Trump is a complete and total dip***t. More recent evidence of his arrogant cluelessness was when he loudly asked for ‘my favorite dictator’ at the G7 summit.

    How Jewish Should the Jewish State Be? The Question Shadows an Israeli Vote

    And they are furious at the growing influence of a quasi-evangelistic group of religious-nationalist Jews who espouse anti-feminist, anti-gay views and a far-right, messianic ideology.

    “It’s becoming more and more alarming,” said Nitzan Horowitz, leader of the left-wing Democratic Union party. “People are starting to feel threatened.”

    Well cry me a river. They might lose their national ‘soul’! An overwhelming majority of them were in on the massive land theft enabled by a terror campaign to drive off as many of the rightful owners as possible. The original inhabitants who remained are now second class citizens increasingly subject to casual murder, and the loving/caring democratic thieves are openly discussing another Nakba to totally purify the place. 100% Jewish State! Finally bulldoze that Muslim mosque.
    All of a sudden some of the more far-sighted of the secular thieves can see themselves living in a religious hellhole at least as bad as Saudi Arabia. They’ve encouraged the ultra-Orthodox to breed like flies to quickly fill up the stolen land of the West Bank, and suddenly it’s beginning to bite them on the ass.
    It’ll get worse. I predict that if Climate Change (or Pompeo’s End-Times) doesn’t get them first, those “secular” citizens will eventually be looking at getting stoned to death for breaking some wacky religious rule.

    If you wonder what people mean when they say white supremacy is a problem broader
    If Biden becomes the candidate I’ll not bother with the top of the ticket in 2020, for I’ll know that I’m going to be screwed no matter who wins.

    Actually, Pete Buttigieg, Sept. 12, 2001, Was Bad
    Totally manufactured candidate. Not a good one, either. At least they had Obama telling appealing lies. If this joker is on the ticket, even as VP, my opinion of the Top Dog will go down drastically.

    Scientists are racing to reengineer the banana before it’s gone forever
    I’ve been reading these stories for so long I’m getting skeptical. The Big Banana industry has plenty of money, and it has been doing a lot of research. A 2005 Popular Science article told of many hundreds of varieties they had already cross-bred, and that was fourteen years ago. Recently some of my banana purchases have turned out to be a variety which I know is not the standard Cavendish. It has a slightly tougher skin, is a bit firmer in texture, and is distinctly sweeter. (I prefer it to the rather tasteless Cavendish) Except for the standard size (it looks exactly like the others) it resembles a variety the old PS article called “Lady Finger”. The drawback of that one was productivity. IMO we’re not going to be out of bananas anytime soon. There are lots of other issues around of more urgency.

    Invasive Vines Are Trying To Take Control Of Mid-Atlantic Parks — And It Looks Like They’re Winning
    I didn’t see the word “goats” in that article, nor any mention of “natural predator”. At the end we’re cautioned about mistaking this weed for the wonderful wildlife food poison ivy. So far as I’m concerned, critters who love the berries and leaves of that plant can go elsewhere to find them.

  2. maryplumbago says:

    The vines know what’s coming our way

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