Monday News Links

Not Breaking, but Interesting News

10 August 2015



I believe black lives matter and I stand behind the call for change. However, I agree that this ambush protest strategy is the wrong approach. Demonstrations such as these distract from the mission of the movement.



I’m not gonna lie. I’m linking to this one mostly for the comments. The first one is my favorite. I would have balked at the thought of not using AC before I moved to California, too. Now that I live here, I've been without AC for three years. Some days it feels like I’m going to pass out from the heat and other days it’s breezy and pleasant. I'm surviving just fine, but when the opportunity for AC arrives, I'm taking it. If I could, without destroying the environment and my energy bill, I’d keep every room at 67 degrees, all the time. I like sweaters and a chill in the air and I always will.




It looks like officials are still actively trying to tie up any loose ends with regards to the missing 43. Please don’t let this news go unread. People need to know what happens when accountability evaporates and corruption begins to bleed through all those fancy clothes.


Portrait of William Shakespeare. Image by The Art Archive/Corbis


I believe the answer to that is a strong maybe. I’d say “yes,” but then I’d feel you roll your eyes at me through the Internet. That would most likely snowball into me questioning the validity of such a polarized reaction and eventually I’d end up second-guessing my entire existence. While I’d love to demonstrate this, the dance of my people, I don’t have time right now because I gotta go do laundry.


This should be a thing everywhere. How is this not a thing everywhere? We’re huge here in the US; this needs to be a thing here. You can’t fight me on this one, Internet. You just can’t.


“Unlimited access to fake information” sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but really, it’s just the Internet in a nutshell. This is a pretty long read, but it’s insanely interesting for someone like me, who witnessed the birth of the Internet we know today, via a 56k connection to AOL.