Secession! Independence! Statehood! An open-ish thread on related subjects.
This week: Copyright, Law, Technology, Economics, Russia, and Space!
Compared to many fictional leaders, our real life political leaders are fantastic. We do not want real life leaders like fictional ones.
Some muckity-mucks think it’s time to end the middle school. Will Truman comments.
A little while ago Patrick shared this video, which is of a construction worker in Houston stuck on a balcony of an apartment building on fire. It’s pretty suspenseful.
Links! One day early! This week: Education, Language, Culture, Health, Transportation, and Arctica & Antarctica!
Will Truman was not exactly on board with the sanctions handed down to Penn State. Now he’s mad that they’ve lifted them.
We thought when they said “We’re going to run out of packing material” that they meant that everything would have to pause as they got more. I was wrong.
DuckTales was never my favorite of the Disney Afternoon series, but this is all kinds of awesome:
Where are you from? Specificity required, evidently.
It’s Friday! So follow some links! This week: Employment Advice, Healthcare, Psychology, Smartphones, America, and the World!
Recently, advocates for the poor have been up and arms about so called “poor doors” in New York City: A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday. The retooled plan…
Much has been made – in conservative circles, at least – on the administration’s labeling of Nidal Hasan’s assault on Ford Hood as “workplace violence” when there is increasing evidence that it wasn’t.
Outside of… particular circles… I haven’t seen terribly much attention directed at the remarkable and horrifying revelations in Britain. Some 1,400 young girls over the last fifteen years were sexually abused, and little was done due to apparent indifference, a lack of cooperation, and fears of being accused of racism and assumptions
Recently, some fancy numbers have suggested that if it were a state, Britain would be competing with Mississippi to be the poorest of all fifty-one states. So what does this mean? Whatever the case, Will Truman would rather not have to choose between living Mississippi or Britain.
Links! Click on them and go places! This week: Asian Cities, Crime, Television, Education, Solar Energy, and Millenials!
Trumwill has long wanted to see a map of enrollment numbers between public and private schools (K-12) and he finally has it!
Will Truman reflects on Jeff Banks’s piece on buying a home in the post-bubble era.
Links! It’s Friday! This week: Sports, Entertainment, the World, Progress, and Sunscreen!
Links! Click on them and go places! This week: Politics, the Future, Space, the Environment, Housing, and Asia!
Google crippled Trumwill’s phone, and he was none too happy about it.
Is Mitt Romney the man for 2016? Probably not, but renewed interest in the man tells us quite a bit.
Trumwill is back! This week: Labor, Class, Immigration, America, and the World!
Will Truman used to take calls for a satellite TV company, which expected him to do something he considered immoral.
In 2007, Heritage released some statistics on who enlists in the military. This year, Business Insider compiled some of the same information. Will Truman looks at what is the same and what is different.
Will Truman presently drives a crossover SUV from Subaru. So do a lot of people, apparently.
If you guess which party holds more “small state” senate seats, you will probably guess wrong. If you think that we’re alone in having a disproportionate senate, you’re also wrong. And yet, our senate is unique in the combination of its power and the sheer scope of its disproportionate representation. Will Truman looks at California, Wyoming, and the peculiarly “undemocratic” upper house of the US government.
Candy. From World Candy Confections. Some observations:
Will Truman risked life and limb using all sorts of GPS and Navigation apps so that he could report them to you. Kicking off a series of posts on Android apps, this week looks at nine different navigation apps and reports the results.
Links! Click on them and go places! This week: Space, History, Body, Mind, Entertainment, Asia, Housing, and Culture!
Revenue raised from carbon taxes is not “free money.” Will Truman’s support for the entire notion depends in good part on what is done with it.
Does anybody still use screen protectors on their smartphones anymore? Also, a new series of posts on Android Apps expected.
This week: The Environment, Multimedia, Fashion, Culture, Housing, Education, Progress, World, and Statistics!
The important thing to remember is that your break is reflecting badly on the company’s image.
No diapers? Baggage claim’s got you covered.
LSD steak in Florida. A four year old detective in Washington. Fifty links to fifty stories for fifty states.