02 September 2018

Link round-up for 2 September 2018

Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week.

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Evolution works in mysterious ways.

Hail the conqueror!

I'd take this sign seriously.

Bad dog!

A lucky idiot is still an idiot.

This would explain a lot.

Dare you ride the wild Wagenkäfer?

Check out this otherworldly flower.

What a load of.....goop.

Here's a handy chart to sort out two especially-confusing verbs.  And please stop doing this.

Explore the history of biscuits.

I'd say the groom here dodged a bullet.

This show would be as popular as Buffy.

The Devil made them do it.

Scottie posts a collection of religion images.

Lab-grown meat avoids the cruelty of the meat industry -- and that industry doesn't like it.

America's young white supremacists are paying a price for their bigotry (found via Mike the Mad Biologist).  Well, racism is a very ugly thing.

Is Trump using a fake MelaniaProbably not.

Survivors recall the horrors of a Catholic orphanage (found via Scottie).

A stalker encounters natural selection.

The "economic boom" isn't helping the real economy.

Remember the victims of religion.  Here's another victim of a vile taboo inflicted on our culture by Christianity.

The Trumplings play King Canute with marijuana legalization (found via Electoral-Vote).

A monster snivels feebly about "errors in judgment".

John McCain was an old-school politician whose death has brought back an old lie.

They've been wrong every time and it's not going to change.

This is the enemy.

Hayabusa-2 will deploy its first landing craft to Ryugu this month.

You never quite leave your first language behind.

The discovery of the Americas changed the world.  It's a haunting thought that even if the arrival of Europeans in the Americas had been completely benign and non-violent, most of the native populations would have died anyway because of diseases to which they had little natural resistance.

The Catholic Church in Australia hid its wealth to cheat sexual-abuse victims of compensation.

Europe will stop putting its clocks backwards and forwards an hour every few months -- when will we drop this nonsense?

President Macron of France is adapting to a world in which Trump's United States is no longer a reliable ally.

Amazing -- women are drawn to political parties that oppose misogynistic religion.

Republicans have long threatened US intelligence-gathering out of spite; Trump does it out of cowardice.

Here's an analysis of Tuesday's primaries.  Polls failed to predict Andrew Gillum's win.  What other surprises await?  Maybe Beto O'Rourke really has a shot in November.  But Bill Nelson needs to get his act together.

Calvin has a collection of Trump images.

Republicans want to pass a law to make sure that I will never again be able to get meaningful health insurance.

Shower Cap pwns DeSantis and the Trumplings.

Trump and his gang are besieged by a monstrous regiment of investigationsAs his support falls, Mueller's rises.  Removing him will become possible.

For more link round-ups, see Perfect Number, Love Joy Feminism, and Fair and Unbalanced.

[Image at top:  Hayabusa-2 at Ryugu]


Anonymous NickM said...

Hats off to JAXA for that. I did like the final line in the CNN story whichis very Douglas Adams. Did you know Hayabusa is Japanese for Peregrine Falcon?

02 September, 2018 06:29  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

The dog who dragged the sprinkler inside is funny.
That interesting plant was so cool. Pretty flower too.
If lab grown meat tastes like meat, I wouldn't have a problem eating it. Right now the only meat I eat is chicken, it's been that way for a couple of years.

02 September, 2018 08:12  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

No kidding that lucky idiot was lucky! So was that bridegroom.

02 September, 2018 10:21  
Blogger Adam said...

Republicans won't rest until the poor are dead.

02 September, 2018 17:18  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Nick: At first glance "Hayabusa" made me think of a Catholic priest who molests haystacks instead of kids (yes, I know the real pronunciation is nothing like that).

Mary: I'm sure that dog thought he was being helpful in some way. I wonder how much damage he caused before the owner found the sprinkler.

The aeonium zwartkop really looks to me like something from another planet.

Debra: The idiot was lucky the car driver had such good reflexes. Natural selection was thwarted that day.

Adam: Then the poor must not stop voting until the Republicans are politically dead.

02 September, 2018 18:07  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Just wanted to say Happy Labor Day, Infidel ... and Thanx for the views here. But, on a political note ... we are only a couple months from midterms. I would think, that maybe democrats have a decent chance at getting the House. It is actually more f*cked up than I anticipated, with the republican majority, even Trump is worse than I expected ... I mean, this guy was a celebrity pop show figure before President! And I dont know any more what is worse ... I still think this massive tax break will hurt us more than they are saying down the road, hope that I'm wrong. The SCOTUS thing, in my view as far as choices is awful, the deficit under this crew is beyond what it should be considering these folks (GOP) calling themselves deficit hawks, just so may things that are screwed up here, doesnt matter if it's finance, health care, taxation/ revenues intake, defense spending, schools, social programmes, the environment, you name it ... even racism is coming out of the closet more than in decades. Frankly, I'm just sick of it.

03 September, 2018 08:07  
Anonymous Blurber said...

I can't wait to see how the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft turns out. To land on an asteroid and also return a sample to Earth is amazing.

03 September, 2018 09:20  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ranch: Yep, just two more months. Campaigning will shift into high gear -- get ready for barrages of political ads.

The tax break is already hurting -- it's exploding the deficit, and see Trump's recent cancellation of raises for federal workers. More will follow. Republicans always do that -- they enact massive tax cuts for the rich, which means the government gets less revenue, and then they announce that "we" suddenly "can't afford" things that benefit ordinary people.

Blurber: It's certainly ambitious. I don't think I've previously heard of a robot probe returning to Earth with samples. Japan and Europe are doing remarkable things in space these days.

03 September, 2018 16:00  

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