Thursday News Links


Not Breaking, but Interesting News

18 June 2015

Call me a fool, but I honestly thought things would change after Sandy Hook. I may be naive, but I don’t want mass shootings, racial tension and violence to define America anymore. President Obama was right when he addressed the country today saying that this kind of violence simply doesn’t happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t. If you don’t believe that, look it up. It’s empirical truth. The bigger question, though, is how do we stop this? Where do we even start? Stricter gun laws alone will not end this. This is about all of us and we need to start owning it.


I will be sad to see the old Twitter go, but it will go because we like things that are easy to understand. For the record, I’m not terrible on Twitter most of the time; there are lots of us that aren’t. We’re not all trolls laughing at the expense of others. Some of us figured out how to grow up online without losing our sense of humor and those are the people I like to follow.

I have to agree here. Keep Hamilton, but only if you’re ready to axe Jackson. I’d like to see Harriett Tubman on a twenty-dollar bill, not a 10.


Image Source: Asmaa Waguih via Reutres

Image Source: Asmaa Waguih via Reuters

Are there really any good arguments against clean energy? Anything valid? I find it hard to believe that switching to renewable energy will singlehandedly destroy the economy. You can’t reverse trickle-down me, you just can’t.

Attention all conspiracy theorists: Vladimir Markin’s got your back.

So the next time you want to think of doctors as infallible beings, remember they’re human just like you & me. Others are just greedy bastards, like everyone that was arrested for this crap.