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Linky Friday: Survival of the Fittest
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Daily Mail: Witches gather at midnight to cast spell on Donald Trump
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The #Resistance, Trump and Islands in the Stream
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Objects Have Free Will; People Don’t
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NY Post: Hero dogs who stopped mugging euthanized in city shelter
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The comments...

Are you kidding? First time ever that there was a reason to watch the Oscars all the way to the end.

It's not like we haven't had a great deal of practice for this sort of thing over the last year or so.

Edit: No politics.

Just read the first trade paperback of DC's Bombshells series (written by Marguerite Bennett) and I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

+ @fish I really like Darkest Dungeon's concept (and the narrator is brilliant), but i find it too stressful. I'm typically after a relaxing experience when [. . .]
+ @jaybird I like Obsidian, but I really wish they'd move away from using Baldur's Gate's combat system. It was a bad idea back then and its [. . .]
Brandon Berg
+ Take a look at the reports here. This is an advocacy organization for more redistributive school funding, so they have no reason to understate funding [. . .]
Saul Degraw

Well someone in Hollywood is not going to enjoy going into work tomorrow morning...

Slade the Leveller

Is it as dry as the title would indicate? I'm here all week, folks.

+ If it had been Lester and Judy-Lynn Del Rey, then you'd have something. Hello, my name is Bill Owens. You killed my son. [. . .]
LeeEsq

Maybe this is just the 21st century version of trying to levitate the Pentagon.

Dark Matter
+ and the worst possible way of funding schools so we end up with some schools having classes with leaky roof and other schools being [. . .]
+ @mike-schilling It's still around, its just called the Expectations-augmented Phillips Curve these days. You don't hear about it because it no longer offers politicians an easy [. . .]
Saul Degraw
+ "There was much fanfare when witches across the world – and singer Lana Del Rey." This is grade A sardonic writing here. Someone I know posted a [. . .]
Jesse
+ The actual, actual truth of the matter is that most of US education is actually pretty good. The main issues with K-12 education in the [. . .]
Joe Sal

(They make pepsi cola for that...) (...sorry, bad Del Rey joke)

aaron david

Oh, and I forgot...

Witches be trippin'

"Thoughts and Prayers", only negative.

Next time, they should take X-Lax in the hopes that he'd get diarrhea.

Dark Matter
+ the Laffer Curve does not say that “all tax cuts pay for themselves” as many people claim. What is true is that tax rate [. . .]
LeeEsq
+ American is in such a tribal state these days, Republicans might very well be able to win elections if they pass their agenda. Very few [. . .]
LeeEsq

Sue them for negligent spell casting. They missed their target.

DavidTC
+ And, so far at least, utterly paralyzed and hijacked by a populist who has jettisoned or repudiated all the principles they hold dear*. You say that [. . .]
Chip Daniels
+ Look again at my post from 6:45 yesterday. Here, I'll post it again, verbatim from the Laffer Center: the Laffer Curve does not say that “all [. . .]
Joe Sal
+ Well I figure notme and I have been operating under the terms of pre-existing demonization. So I was just writing to the audience I was [. . .]
Kazzy

You said "deplorable". Now we get a free pass on ignoring a demonizing you.

DavidTC
+ The Podesta e-mails revealed top Democrats discussing at length how to bias poll results. For example, they talked about which liberal-leaning area codes to call [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ I’ve got no beef against charters as long as it’s understood that you can’t realistically expect to fund them out of the same pool [. . .]
DavidTC
+ Pointless photo ops and triangulation for the sake of triangulation with no actual principles is how ‘Gore and Bush are the same’ was almost a [. . .]
Joe Sal
+ Public schools here are 50-50. They separate classes between the well behaved angels, and the difficult deplorables. Because my child is difficult (imagine that) they [. . .]
Pinky
+ So wait a second. I just looked up that quote of yours, from the Laffer Center. It says that the Laffer curve doesn't [. . .]
Road Scholar
+ So if I were to show you a public high school with a 95% graduation rate with 80% of those grads going for post-secondary education [. . .]
+ I just want to point out the difference between what I said and what you quoted. Here's what I said: I do know, however, that a [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ This is why it undermines the idea of universal schooling.First of all, well reasoned. However... while everything you said holds together logically, I [. . .]
Chip Daniels
+ Agreed. But any society which can agree that schools filled with poor and poorly performing children should get more, and affluent and well performing schools get [. . .]
Road Scholar
+ Oscar Gordon, So can anyone here tell me what the marginal cost is to educate a child for a year? Not the average, which depending on [. . .]
Oscar Gordon

Strikes me that that's an issue with how school funding is allocated rather than an issue with charters.

+ If the objection is to tax money going to unaccountable for profit schools that are more interested in personal or shareholder gain... This illustrates the differences [. . .]
notme

Judge Wapner, of The People's Court has died.

Oscar Gordon
+ argue then, that my interest as a taxpayer and citizen are being harmed in this exchange; I pay taxes to support the charter, yet [. . .]
Chip Daniels
+ They are supported by the funds that follow, only the children they allow in. Which means that by weeding out the children they don't like, and [. . .]
Joe Sal
+ (I tried to stay out of this one, but couldn't) There is some base stealing with semantics going on. 'Universal education' needs to be unpacked here. Kazzy [. . .]
Francis
+ Look, the idea that the US is facing divorce or war, or that the high-trust society has failed, are both equally absurd no matter how [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ Most school systems are a “both/ and” choice, where one can send their kid to private school, while still supporting the public system financially.The [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ Maybe teachers like your wife are part of the problem. Or you are misapplying her experiencesShe found a different district which doesn't have disruptive [. . .]

Donald Worster's Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s.

Chip Daniels
+ I agree with you here. The analogy to health care is also illustrative, in that the boundary between individual autonomy and collective is complicated, and nuanced, [. . .]