Damien Sullivan (mindstalk) wrote,
Damien Sullivan


The Met makes 400,000 art images free for download and use http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/the-met-puts-400000-high-res-images-online.html

Adblock for Chrome allegedly turned evil https://palant.de/2014/07/29/which-is-better-adblock-or-adblock-plus

Not content with a gag rule service agribusiness, Florida has a gag rule on doctors discussing guns. NRA supports it, showing they don't actually care about the Bill of Rights. http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/07/29/3464945/court-upholds-florida-law-that-punishes-doctors-for-talking-about-guns/

Hungary's PM explicitly rejects liberal democracy, citing as examples countries which are poorer than Hungary. http://www.vox.com/2014/7/29/5946115/hungarys-prime-minister-thinks-its-time-to-ditch-liberal-democracy
Their ambassador to Italy has previously called Jews "agents of Satan" http://www.vox.com/2014/7/23/5927769/anti-semitism-hungary-ambassador

complexity in US poverty measures. The EITC can't win the War on Poverty because tax credits are excluded from the official income consideration. http://www.vox.com/2014/7/29/5946395/eitc-poverty-supplemental-measure-official-threshold

Median US household 20% poorer than in 1984. http://www.vox.com/2014/7/29/5948549/median-household-wealth-decline

Did you want a website that selects and presents free longform (2000+ word) articles from around the web? http://longform.org/

In addition to the 50 state quarter program (now extended to DC and five territories), there was a Presidential dollar coin program, which also came with collectible coins featuring their spouses. This feels a bit creepy to me. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_$1_Coin_Program

A page that supports my argument that metro/rapid transit stops should be half a mile apart. http://publictransport.about.com/od/Transit_Planning/a/The-Proper-Stop-Spacing-Of-Rapid-Transit-Lines.htm

The US is using less coal -- and exporting more to other countries, likely to burn it in a dirtier fashion. Obama refuses to consider what this means for the US's environmental impact. http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Not-in-my-backyard-US-sending-dirty-coal-abroad-5650807.php

Chris Christie embraces pension theft http://www.nationalmemo.com/governor-christie-embraces-theft/

Ideas for fixing the antibiotic pipeline http://www.vox.com/2014/7/27/5936441/the-business-model-for-antibiotics-is-broken-here-are-three

tool clip hair clip http://www.animicausa.com/shop/Gifts-for-Him/Leatherdos-Mini-tools-clip/tpflypage.tpl.html

Denser cities have more social mobility. There's a segment that argues buses are better for the poor than trains, but I suspect that's a selection effect; politics and gentrification mean that the poor end up being served by buses, that doesn't mean extending trains to a poor neighborhood would be bad. But better bus service for the poor would beat better train service for the rich. http://www.vox.com/2014/7/23/5881083/suburban-sprawl-public-transit-economic-mobility

Arizona tortures another prisoner to death. http://www.vox.com/2014/7/23/5931633/arizona-death-penalty-execution-joseph-wood
Even at best, 7% of lethal injection executions were botched. http://www.vox.com/2014/4/29/5666706/botched-executions-have-been-around-as-long-as-the-death-penalty

In defense of Mansfield Park and Fanny Price http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2014/07/10/in-defense-of-fanny-price/

Remember when California was looking like a failed state? Looking good now, apart from the drought: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/hows-california-doing/
While Kansas volunteers to suffer in proving supply-side tax cuts don't work: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/opinion/kansas-ruinous-tax-cuts.html

Links on Nicholas Kristof, the white knight who idolizes sweatshops while vilifying sex work:

A roundup allegedly rescued 168 children and arrested 281 pimps. This seems an odd ratio: poor pimps than trafficking victims? http://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/Surge-in-Child-Sex-Trafficking-Cases-in-Maryland-268000151.html

The science of food comas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postprandial_somnolence

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